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STRATOVARIUS Completes Filming 'Halcyon Days' Video

Finnish/Swedish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS have finished filming a video for the song "Halcyon Days". A couple of photos from the video shoot can be seen below. "Halcyon Days" comes off STRATOVARIUS' new album, "Nemesis", which will be released on February 22 via earMUSIC. The CD will be made available as a standard 11-track edition as ...

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STRATOVARIUS: New Audio Interview Posted Online

On January 22, Rustyn Rose of Metalholic.com conducted an interview with STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto and keyboardist Jens Johansson. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. STRATOVARIUS' new album, "Nemesis", will be released on February 22 via earMUSIC. The CD will be made available as a standard 11-track edition as ...

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STRATOVARIUS: New Video Interview, Stripped Down Performance Footage

STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto and keyboardist Jens Johansson recently took part in an interview and stripped down, piano-and-vocals performance with the German edition of Metal Hammer magazine. Check out video footage below. STRATOVARIUS' new album, "Nemesis", will be released on February 22 via earMUSIC. The CD will be made available as a standard 11-track edition ...

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Nemesis - STRATOVARIUS

Much was made of Timo Tolkki's awkward exit from Finnish power metal institution STRATOVARIOUS, in 2008, amidst a series of bizarre incidents ranging from physical assaults to on-stage urination (don't ask!), which he later admitted to have fabricated for no apparent reason. The band's founding guitarist and chief songwriter went on to confuse fans even ...

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STRATOVARIUS: New Video Interview Posted Online

Berlin Metal TV recently conducted an interview with STRATOVARIUS vocalist Timo Kotipelto and keyboardist Jens Johansson. You can now watch the chat below. STRATOVARIUS' new album, "Nemesis", will be released on February 22 via earMUSIC. The CD will be made available as a standard 11-track edition as well as 13-track special edition. A taste of ...

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STRATOVARIUS: New Audio Interview Available

Metal Kaoz conducted an interview with STRATOVARIUS vocalist Timo Kotipelto and keyboardist Jens Johansson after the January 21 listening party for the band's new album, "Nemesis", at Idle Hands Bar in New York City. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. "Nemesis" will be released on February ...

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AMARANTHE Singer Records Song With Ex-STRATOVARIUS Guitarist

Swedish singer Elize Ryd (AMARANTHE, KAMELOT) has recorded a song with former STRATOVARIUS guitarist Timo Tolkki for an as-yet-undisclosed project. Ryd is on her way to Gothenburg to film a video for the track, which she says "sounds great." Tolkki recently opened a new mixing and mastering studio, Studiotolkki, in Helsinki, Finland. The guitarist last ...

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SEROCS To Release 'The Next...' Album In June

Taking technical death metal back to its heavier roots, international band SEROCS is preparing the follow-up to its 2012 debut full-length, "Oneirology". With influences such as CRYPTOPSY, WORMED, DECAPITATED, SPAWN OF POSSESSION and NILE, to name a few, this album will bring another depth into the realm of brutality. The CD, appropriately title "The Next...", ...

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SOULHEALER Completes Recording New Album

Finnish metallers SOULHEALER have issued the following update: "One year has passed again, and this was a really great one for SOULHEALER. One highlight was for sure our first show in Germany at the warmup show of the Headbangers Open Air, where we had a blast. And we hope and promise to be back in ...

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THE 69 EYES: 'Borderline' Video Released

"Borderline", the new video from Finnish gothic metallers THE 69 EYES, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in New Orleans, Louisiana with Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others. Commented THE 69 EYES singer Jyrki69: "My favorite ...

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THE 69 EYES: More 'Borderline' Video Details Revealed

Finnish gothic metallers THE 69 EYES recently filmed a video for the song "Borderline" in New Orleans, Louisiana with Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others. Commented THE 69 EYES singer Jyrki69: "My favorite music videos are basically all ...

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RUINSIDE: 'Shower Of Accusations' Video Released

"Shower Of Accusations", the new video from Finnish metallers RUINSIDE, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's debut album, "The Hunt", which was released on October 29 via Mighty Music. RUINSIDE is a group of thrash metal troopers from Tampere, Finland formed in 2005. After stabilizing in its current cast-in-iron form with ...

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The First Chapter Of AMBERIAN DAWN's Story Is 'Closed'

Finnish symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN have parted ways with singer Heidi Parviainen. Commented the band: "The first chapter of AMBERIAN DAWN's story is closed. The band and vocalist Heidi Parviainen, who has been a member of AMBERIAN DAWN from the beginning, have decided to part ways. "The decision to part company at the end of ...

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STRATOVARIUS Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: 'Blackoustic' Lands On Finnish Chart

"Blackoustic", the first-ever acoustic album by Finnish heavy metal singer Timo Kotipelto (STRATOVARIUS, CAIN'S OFFERING, KOTIPELTO) and guitarist Jani Liimatainen (CAIN'S OFFERING, ex-SONATA ARCTICA), has entered the official chart in their home country at position No. 13. The CD will be released on October 19 via earMUSIC. The duo has been working together and playing ...

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HEX Signs With LOGIC(IL)LOGIC

Swedish rockers HEX have inked a deal with logic(il)logic The band's self-titled debut album is scheduled for release this winter. HEX was formed in October 2011 by Jonas Hygren on vocals, Jerker Johansson on bass guitars, Micke Backelin (ex-LORD BELIAL) on drums and Jörgen Svärd on lead guitar. In March 2012, the lineup was changed ...

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STRATOVARIUS Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: 'Blackoustic' Track-By-Track Breakdown

A track-by-track breakdown of "Blackoustic", the first-ever acoustic album by Finnish heavy metal singer Timo Kotipelto (STRATOVARIUS, CAIN'S OFFERING, KOTIPELTO) and guitarist Jani Liimatainen (CAIN'S OFFERING, ex-SONATA ARCTICA), can be seen below. The CD will be released on October 19 via earMUSIC. The duo has been working together and playing acoustic shows for a while, ...

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STRATOVARIUS Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: 'Blackoustic' Audio Samples Available

earMUSIC has set an October 19 release date for "Blackoustic", the first-ever acoustic album by Finnish heavy metal singer Timo Kotipelto (STRATOVARIUS, CAIN'S OFFERING, KOTIPELTO) and guitarist Jani Liimatainen (CAIN'S OFFERING, ex-SONATA ARCTICA). The duo has been working together and playing acoustic shows for a while, and the idea of recording an acoustic album came ...

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STRATOVARIUS Members Answer Fan-Submitted Questions (Video)

An eight-minute video clip in which Matias Kupiainen and Timo Kotipelto of STRATOVARIUS answer fan-submitted questions about the band's upcoming tour, their next album and much more can be seen below. STRATOVARIUS's new DVD, "Under Flaming Winter Skies - Live In Tampere", recently entered the Music DVD chart in Finland at position No. 1. The ...

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WINTERSUN Mainman Answers Fan-Submitted Questions - Part 3 (Video)

"Time I", the -awaited new album from Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN, will be released via Nuclear Blast Records on the following dates: October 19: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Norway October 23: Italy October 24: Sweden October 22: North America, Rest Of Europe During the listening session for "Time I" at the Nuclear Blast headquarters in ...

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STRATOVARIUS Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: 'Blackoustic' Album Trailer Available

earMUSIC has set an October 19 release date for "Blackoustic", the first-ever acoustic album by Finnish heavy metal singer Timo Kotipelto (STRATOVARIUS, CAIN'S OFFERING, KOTIPELTO) and guitarist Jani Liimatainen (CAIN'S OFFERING, ex-SONATA ARCTICA). The duo has been working together and playing acoustic shows for a while, and the idea of recording an acoustic album came ...

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STRATOVARIUS Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist To Release 'Blackoustic' Album

earMUSIC has set an October 19 release date for "Blackoustic", the first-ever acoustic album by Finnish heavy metal singer Timo Kotipelto (STRATOVARIUS, CAIN'S OFFERING, KOTIPELTO) and guitarist Jani Liimatainen (CAIN'S OFFERING, ex-SONATA ARCTICA). The duo has been working together and playing acoustic shows for a while, and the idea of recording an acoustic album came ...

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WINTERSUN: 'Time I' Bonus DVD Preview Clip Available

"Time I", the -awaited new album from Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN, will be released via Nuclear Blast Records on the following dates: October 19: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Norway October 23: Italy October 24: Sweden October 22: North America, Rest Of Europe A one-minute preview of the bonus DVD that will be included with the ...

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