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SONATA ARCTICA Interviewed In New York City (Video)

Jo Schüftan of Horns Up Rocks! conducted an interview with Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA prior to their December 6 concert at New York City's Gramercy Theatre. You can now watch the chat below. SONATA ARCTICA's latest album, "Stones Grow Her Name", was certified gold in Finland for sales in excess of 10,000 copies. Released ...

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On The Road With KOBRA AND THE LOTUS (Video)

A four-minute behind-the-scenes look at KOBRA AND THE LOTUS' fall 2012 tour across Europe supporting STEEL PANTHER; U.K. tour supporting BUCKCHERRY, and Canada/U.S. dates supporting SONATA ARCTICA can be seen below. KOBRA AND THE LOTUS recently released a video for "50 Shades Of Evil", the second single from the their current self-titled album, released in ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From North American Tour

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have posted the first five video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from their recent North American tour in support of the band's latest album, "Stones Grow Her Name". Check them out below. SONATA ARCTICA's latest album, "Stones Grow Her Name", was certified gold in Finland for sales in excess of 10,000 ...

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VANDROYA: 'The Last Free Land' Song Available For Streaming

Inner Wound Recordings recently announced the signing of the Brazilian female-fronted progressive power metal band VANDROYA. The group's debut album, "One", will be released on January 18. The Japanese edition of the album will be made available on December 19 through Spiritual Beast and the Brazilian edition will follow on February 4 via Voice Music. ...

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SONATA ARCTICA Frontman Interviewed In Hamburg (Video)

Metal-Trails.com conducted an interview with singer Tony Kakko of Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA prior to the band's November 6 concert at Markthalle in Hamburg, Germany. You can now watch the chat below. SONATA ARCTICA's latest album, "Stones Grow Her Name", was certified gold in Finland for sales in excess of 10,000 copies. Released in ...

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Silverthorn - KAMELOT

A few years back, I was stranded outside a venue as guest of a band opening for symphonic metallers KAMELOT. My hosts had been detained at customs on the same day as the gig, hence their late arrival. Fortunately for me, I'd interviewed former KAMELOT vocalist Roy Khan a week prior and the band spied ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: More Footage From European Tour Posted Online

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have posted four more video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from their current European tour in support of the band's latest album, "Stones Grow Her Name". Check them out below. "Stones Grow Her Name" was certified gold in Finland for sales in excess of 10,000 copies. Released in Europe on May ...

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SONATA ARCTICA: Footage From European Tour Posted Online

Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA have posted a six-part video diary, filmed on their current European tour in support of the band's latest album, "Stones Grow Her Name". Check it out below. "Stones Grow Her Name" was certified gold in Finland for sales in excess of 10,000 copies. Released in Europe on May 18 and ...

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MACHINE HEAD: New Video Interview With DAVE MCCLAIN

RichardThinks.Org conducted an interview with drummer Dave McClain of San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD on November 2 at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland at the start of the band's North American tour with DETHKLOK. You can now watch the chat below. MACHINE HEAD will release a new live album, "Machine Fucking Head ...

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ARSIS Announces New Guitarist

Virginia-based melodic tech-death metal masters ARSIS have recruited Brandon Ellis as their new guitarist. Brandon has toured with the band in the past but will finally make his recording debut on ARSIS' upcoming full-length release. He replaces guitarist Nick Cordle, who was recently tapped to replace Christopher Amott in the Swedish/German extreme metal act ARCH ...

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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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MACHINE HEAD's DEMMEL, DUCE Interviewed On 'Metal Zone' (Video)

On October 19, "Metal Zone" host Nikki Blakk of the San Francisco, California radio station 107.7 The Bone conducted an interview with guitarist Phil Demmel and bassist Adam Duce of San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD. You can now watch the chat below. MACHINE HEAD will release a new live album, "Machine Fucking Head ...

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MACHINE HEAD: 'Imperium' Live Video Released

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD have spent nearly two full decades establishing themselves as one of the best live acts in the hard rock and metal world, bringing venues and crowds to their knees night after night, for years at a stretch. Few, if any, of their peers can deliver the type of ...

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NOTHNEGAL: 'Sins Of Our Creations' Video Released

"Sins Of Our Creations", the new video from Maldives-based death/black metallers NOTHNEGAL, can be seen below. The clip was created by Mohamed Sathom. "Sins Of Our Creations" comes off NOTHNEGAL's full-length debut, "Decadence", which was released on January 20, 2012 (January 24 in the U.S.) via Season Of Mist. The CD was mixed by Greg ...

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DREAMSHADE: 'Photographs' Video Released

"Photographs", the new video from Swiss modern melodic death metallers DREAMSHADE, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's sophomore album, "The Gift Of Life", which will be released on January 25, 2013 via Spinefarm. The CD was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen. Says they band: "The idea behind the song 'Photographs' ...

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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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DREAMSHADE: Two New Songs Available For Streaming

Swiss modern melodic death metallers DREAMSHADE will release their sophomore album, "The Gift Of Life", on January 25, 2013 via Spinefarm. The CD was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen. Two songs from the album — "Sandcastles" and "Photographs" — can be streamed below. Also available is behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the "Photographs" ...

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MACHINE HEAD To Release New Live Album In November

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD have spent nearly two full decades establishing themselves as one of the best live acts in the hard rock and metal world, bringing venues and crowds to their knees night after night, for years at a stretch. Few, if any, of their peers can deliver the type of ...

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Next Year's WACKEN OPEN AIR Is Officially Sold Out

All 75,000 tickets to next year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival have been sold — a little more than a month after being made available. This marks the eighth time in a row that Wacken Open Air is sold out and it is the event's fastest sellout ever. The next Wacken Open Air ...

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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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BATTLE BEAST Parts Ways With Singer, Announces Replacement

Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST have parted ways with lead singer Nitte Vänskä and have replaced her with Noora Louhimo (pictured below). Commented the band: "On August 19th, Nitte sent the rest of the band an e-mail stating that she was leaving the band, effective immediately. As the reason for her leaving, she cited her will ...

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SEVEN KINGDOMS: 'After The Fall' Video Released

Florida-based, female-fronted power metallers SEVEN KINGDOMS will release their third album, "The Fire Is Mine", on October 9 via Nightmare Records. The CD was recorded in May at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida with legendary producer Jim Morris (ICED EARTH, OBITUARY, JON OLIVA'S PAIN, JAG PANZER). According to a press release, "'The Fire Is Mine' ...

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