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SOULHEALER: Three New Tracks Available For Streaming

Finnish metallers SOULHEALER have commenced the songwriting sessions for their sophomore album. Rough-mix versions of three brand new tracks — "Wicked Moon", "Never Turn My Back On You" and "Into The Fire" — can be streamed using the ReverbNation TuneWidget below. SOULHEALER's follow-up to "The Kings Of Bullet Alley" is expected before the end of ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN: 'Cold Kiss' Video Released

"Cold Kiss", the new video from Finnish female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN, can be seen below. The track, which features a guest appearance by STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto, comes off AMBERIAN DAWN's fourth studio album, "Circus Black", which was released in Finland on February 29 via Spinefarm Records. The band's mainman, keyboardist and guitarist Tuomas ...

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LAY DOWN ROTTEN: 'Hades Resurrected' Video Teaser Available

German death metallers LAY DOWN ROTTEN will release their new album, "Mask Of Malice", on February 28 in North America (one day earlier internationally) via Metal Blade Records. Commented the band: "After three years, we are back at the front with our new album, 'Mask Of Malice', that features 10 death metal grenades! We are ...

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FINNISH METAL AWARDS: Winners Announced

TURISAS was the big winner at the Finnish Metal Awards, which was held Saturday night (February 18) during the Finnish Metal Expo (the main event of Helsinki Metal Meeting) at the Cable Factory in Helsinki, Finland. The winners were selected by the general public in the months preceding the event, by Internet and SMS. In ...

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MAGENTA HARVEST: New Demo Available For Streaming

MAGENTA HARVEST, the Finnish death metal band featuring current and former members of FINNTROLL, CHTHONIAN, MYGRAIN and ...AND OCEANS, has made its second demo, "Apparition Of Ending", available for streaming on MySpace. According to a press release, the new effort sees the group widening its soundscape with the help of Aleksi Virta of ...

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DELAIN Joined By Former AFTER FOREVER Guitarist

Dutch female-fronted symphonic metallers DELAIN have issued the following update: "Recently there have been some developments at the guitar department of DELAIN. Our band demands a huge amount of time and energy from our band members. Since our guitar player Timo [Somers] has a lot of musical activities besides DELAIN, we want to give him ...

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VENGEANCE: New Song Available For Streaming

"Barbeque", a brand new song from Dutch hard rock veterans VENGEANCE, can be streamed using the audio player below (courtesy of AOL's Noisecreep). The track comes off the band's new studio album, "Crystal Eye", which will be released on February 24 in Germany, February 27 in the rest of Europe and in March ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN: 'Circus Black' Audio Samples Available

A three-and-a-half-minute YouTube clip featuring audio samples of "Circus Black", the fourth studio album from Finnish female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN, is available below. "Circus Black" will be released in Finland on February 29 via Spinefarm Records. The band's mainman, keyboardist and guitarist Tuomas Seppälä composed all ten songs for the CD and vocalist Heidi ...

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SERAPHIEL: Entire 'Euphory Amplified' EP Available For Streaming

"Euphory Amplified", the second EP from Finnish power metallers SERAPHIEL, can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below. The effort was produced by Vili Itäpelto, Samuli Hyttinen and Pekka Posio, who also took care of mixing duties. The cover artwork was created by Timo Paananen while the logo ws handled by Annimari Pasanen. "Euphory Amplified" ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN: More Guest Singers Announced For 'Circus Black' Album

Finnish female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN will release their fourth studio album, "Circus Black", in Finland on February 29 via Spinefarm Records. The band's mainman, keyboardist and guitarist Tuomas Seppälä composed all ten songs for the CD and vocalist Heidi Parviainen penned the lyrics. "Circus Black" features guest appearances by Tuomas Nieminen (ex- ADAMANTRA, THRONE ...

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STRATOVARIUS Invites Fans To Name Forthcoming DVD

STRATOVARIUS' November 19, 2011 concert at Pakkahuone in Tampere, Finland was filmed for future DVD release. The show was part of the band's "Jörg Farewell Tour" — the last one to feature STRATOVARIUS' longtime drummer Jörg Michael, who is leaving the group for personal reasons. Jörg, who has been in the band for sixteen years, ...

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VENGEANCE: New Album Details Revealed

Dutch hard rock veterans VENGEANCE will release their new studio album, "Crystal Eye", on February 24 in Germany, February 27 in the rest of Europe and in March 2012 in the USA and Canada through SPV/Steamhammer. The effort will be available as a limited-edition digipak (including two bonus tracks), standard jewel case and as a ...

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WARMEN: More Photos From The Studio Available

WARMEN, the brainchild of CHILDREN OF BODOM keyboardist Janne Wirman, recently entered the studio to begin recording the follow-up for the band's critically acclaimed 2009 studio album "Japanese Hospitality". A 2012 release is expected. More photos from the recording sessions for the as-yet-untitled new CD can be seen below. WARMEN celebrated its 10-year anniversary with ...

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MAGENTA HARVEST To Record New Demo

MAGENTA HARVEST, the Finnish death metal band featuring current and former members of FINNTROLL, CHTHONIAN, MYGRAIN and ...AND OCEANS, will enter the studio later this month to begin recording its second demo. According to a press release, the new effort will see the group widening its soundscape with the help of Aleksi Virta of FINNTROLL, ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN: New Album Details Revealed

Finnish female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN have set "Circus Black" as the title of their fourth studio album, due in Finland on February 29, 2012 via Spinefarm Records. The band's mainman, keyboardist and guitarist Tuomas Seppälä composed all ten songs for the CD and vocalist Heidi Parviainen penned the lyrics. "Circus Black" features guest appearances ...

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DELAIN: New Album Title Revealed, European Headlining Tour Announced

Dutch female-fronted symphonic rock outfit DELAIN has set "We Are The Others" as the title of its third studio album, due next spring via Roadrunner Records. The CD was recorded at various studios in Stockholm, Sweden with producer Jacob Hellner, renowned for his work with RAMMSTEIN and APOCALYPTICA, alongside the Epicentre team of Fredrik Thomander ...

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STRATOVARIUS Members To Guest On New AMBERIAN DAWN Album

Timo Kotipelto (vocals) and Jens Johansson (keyboards) of STRATOVARIUS will make guest appearances on the forthcoming fourth album from Finnish female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN. AMBERIAN DAWN's mainman, keyboardist and guitarist Tuomas Seppl composed all ten songs for the CD which is due in 2012 and vocalist Heidi Parviainen penned the lyrics. Johansson previously guested ...

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VENGEANCE Signs With SPV/STEAMHAMMER

Legendary Dutch rock band VENGEANCE has inked a deal with Steamhammer/SPV. The group's new album, "Crystal Eye", will be made available in Europe on February 27. A North American release will follow in early March. Commented VENGEANCE vocalist Leon Goewie: "We are proud that we have signed with SPV/Steamhammer. We finally found our home and ...

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WARMEN Begins Recording New Album

WARMEN, the brainchild of CHILDREN OF BODOM keyboardist Janne Wirman, has entered the studio to begin recording the follow-up for the band's critically acclaimed 2009 studio album "Japanese Hospitality". A 2012 release is expected. The first batch of photos from the recording sessions for the as-yet-untitled new CD can be found on the WARMEN

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LAY DOWN ROTTEN Recording New Album

German death metallers LAY DOWN ROTTEN are recording their sixth album, "Mask Of Malice", at Desert Inn Studios in Germany for a February 2012 release via Metal Blade Records. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Deathchain", "And Out Come The Wolves", "Hades Resurrected" and "Swallow The Bitterness". Comments the band: "We are almost ...

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DELAIN: More Footage From The Studio Posted Online

Dutch female-fronted symphonic rock outfit DELAIN recently began recording its as-yet-untitled third studio album at various studios in Stockholm, Sweden for a spring 2012 release via Roadrunner Records. Behind the production desk is Jacob Hellner, renowned for his work with RAMMSTEIN and APOCALYPTICA, alongside the Epicentre team of Fredrik Thomander and Anders Wikstrm (SCORPIONS, BACKYARD ...

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ANNIHILATOR's JEFF WATERS Guests On FREEDOMINATION Song; Audio Available

Guitarist Jeff Waters of Canadian thrash metal veterans ANNIHILATOR makes a guest appearance on the song "Hide Your Self" by the up-and-coming Finnish metal act FREEDOMINATION. The track is featured on FREEDOMINATION's new promotional release, "Power Of Nightmares", and will also appear on the group's upcoming full-length album. Commented FREEDOMINATION guitarist/vocalist Timo Ahlstrm: "This song ...

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STRATOVARIUS Drummer Quits

Drummer Jrg Michael has announced his plans to leave the Finnish melodic metal band STRATOVARUS for personal reasons. Jrg, who has been in the group for sixteen years, will play all the remaining tour dates until the end of January, and will celebrate with a special Finnish "Farewell Jrg" tour from November 18 to November ...

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