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SIRENIA: 'The Other Side' Video Posted Online

SIRENIA, the Norwegian/Danish gothic metal band featuring former TRISTANIA guitarist/vocalist Morten Veland, has posted its video for the song "The Other Side" at YouTube.com. The clip was helmed by the renowed Serbian production company I-Code (DEATHSTARS, HAMMERFALL, BLIND GUARDIAN, SCAR SYMMETRY), which previously worked with the group on the "My Mind's Eye"

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TRISTANIA Parts Ways With Singer, Seeks Replacement

Norwegian symphonic metal band TRISTANIA has issued the following update: "TRISTANIA is sorry to announce that Vibeke [Stene, vocals] has decided to leave the band due to personal reasons. The band regrets this fact, but respect her decision and wish her all the best in the future. "TRISTANIA is now looking to find a new ...

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TURISAS Announces London Headlining Show

Finnish Viking metallers TURISAS have announced that they will be returning to the U.K. play a show at the Scala in London on Thursday, March 8. After much pillaging, plundering and adding to the ever-growing army of rabid followers on the LORDI tour last October, the band is excited to be playing the U.K. again. ...

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TRISTANIA: 'Illumination' Audio Samples Available

Audio samples of all 10 tracks that appear on Norwegian symphonic metal band TRISTANIA's new album, "Illumination", are available online at this location. Due on January 22 via SPV, "Illumination" was recorded at Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany with producer Waldemar Sorychta (LACUNA COIL, TIAMAT, GRIP INC.). The track listing is as follows: ...

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MACBETH Singer To Perform With REZOPHONIC Charity Project

While the Italian gothic metal band MACBETH is working on new material, the group's female vocalist Morena will perform on stage with REZOPHONIC, the musical project led by Mario Riso. A charity project whose aim is to help bring clean water (by building wells) to some areas of Africa where people are still dying of ...

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MACBETH Prepares To Enter Studio

Italian female-fronted gothic metallers MACBETH are currently writing their new album. The songs are 90% done and the band will enter the studio soon in order to start recording. The group's as-yet-untitled fourth album is scheduled for release in late spring 2007. MACBETH's latest CD, "Malae Artes", was released in March 2005 via Dragonheart Records. ...

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NIGHTMARE To Record New Album In May

After three albums produced by Norwegian producer Terje Refsnes, French power metallers NIGHTMARE are ready for a new challenge. The recording of the group's sixth studio album will start May 7, 2007 at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström (DIMMU BORGIR, IN FLAMES, HAMMERFALL). NIGHTMARE's follow-up to 2005's "The Dominion Gate" will ...

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BATTLELORE: 'Evernight' Track Listing Revealed

Finnish "fantasy metal" band BATTLELORE has revealed the track listing for its fourth album, "Evernight", due in February 2007 via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2005's "Third Age of the Sun" was recorded at MusicBros Studio and was produced by Miitri Aaltonen, who previously worked with the group on their first two CDs, "...Where The ...

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BATTLELORE: New Album Title Revealed

Guitarist Jyri Vahvanen of the Finnish "fantasy metal" band BATTLELORE has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "BATTLELORE's fourth album, titled 'Evernight', is almost mixed and ready for mastering at Finnvox Studios. The new album includes ten tracks of pure Tolkien metal with more bombastic and epic songs than before. And, ...

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TURISAS To Enter Studio In November

Finnish pagan folk metal band TURISAS will enter Sound Supreme Studios in Hämeenlinna, Finland at the end of November to record its second full-length album. An early 2007 release is expected. TURISAS will support LORDI on the "Bringing Back The Balls To UK" tour beginning on October 26 in Nottingham. The band's debut album, "Battle ...

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TURISAS Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL

Finnish pagan folk metal band TURISAS has been confirmed for next year's edition of the Rock Hard Festival, set to take place May 25-27, 2007 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order) AMON AMARTH AXEL RUDI PELL BULLET DARK FUNERAL GRAVE DIGGER HEAVEN SHALL BURN KATAKLYSM KORPIKLAANI MAROON ...

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TRISTANIA Schedules CD-Release Party

Norwegian symphonic metal band TRISTANIA has scheduled a release party for its new album, "Illumination", on November 3 at Folken in Stavanger, Norway. Tickets and more details should be available at www.folken.no soon. "Illumination" was recorded at Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany with producer Waldemar Sorychta (LACUNA COIL, TIAMAT, GRIP INC.). Songtitles set ...

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BATTLELORE's European Tour With DRACONIAN Cancelled

BATTLELORE's previously announced European tour with DRACONIAN and DARZAMAT has been cancelled due to "booking problems," according to a posting on the Finnish "fantasy metal" band's web site. "BATTLELORE has nothing to do with the cancellation," the posting adds. "The whole band is deeply sorry for the fans and very disappointed in this situation." BATTLELORE ...

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BATTLELORE, DRACONIAN: Updated European Itinerary Announced

Finnish "fantasy metal" band BATTLELORE will team up with DRACONIAN for a European tour beginning late November. The updated itinerary, according to a posting on DRACONIAN's web site, is as follows: Nov. 22 - Vienna, AUT @ Escape Nov. 23 - Munich, GER @ Backstage Nov. 24 - Bischofswerda, GER @ East Club Nov. 25 ...

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BATTLELORE: First European Tour Dates Announced

Finnish "fantasy metal" band BATTLELORE will team up with DRACONIAN for a European tour beginning late November. Tentative dates are as follows: Nov. 22 - Austria - Escape - Vienna Nov. 23 - Germany - Backstage - Munchen Nov. 24 - Germany - East Club - Bischofswerda Nov. 25 - Germany - Hellraiser - Engelsdorf ...

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TURISAS To Support LORDI On U.K. Tour

Finnish pagan folk metal band TURISAS will support LORDI on the "Bringing Back The Balls To UK" tour 2006 in October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 26 - Nottingham - Rock City (UK) Oct. 27 - Birmingham - Academy (UK) Oct. 29 - Manchester - Academy (UK) Oct. 30 - Glasgow - The Carling ...

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BATTLELORE To Enter Studio In September

Finnish "fantasy metal" band BATTLELORE will enter MusicBros Studio in September to begin recording their fourth album, tentatively due in early 2007. The follow-up to 2005's "Third Age of the Sun" will be produced by Miitri Aaltonen, who has previously worked with the group on their first two CDs, "...Where The Shadows Lie" (2002) and ...

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TRISTANIA: New Album Delayed, European Tour Cancelled

Norwegian symphonic metal band TRISTANIA have issued the following update: "The release of [the new TRISTANIA album] 'Illumination' [originally scheduled for September] is, unfortunately, postponed slightly due to technical reasons. We regret this delay, as we are as impatient as you are to get the album released. Hopefully, our fans will understand that this is ...

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TRISTANIA, THEATRE OF TRAGEDY, LULLACRY Confirmed For Belgium's METAL FEMALE VOICES FEST 4

TRISTANIA, THEATRE OF TRAGEDY, LULLACRY and VISIONS OF ATLANTIS are among the confirmed bands for the Metal Female Voices Fest 4, set to take place October 21, 2006 at Oktoberhallen in Wieze, Belgium. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: TRISTANIA (Norway) LULLACRY (Finland) NAIO SSAION (Slovenia) SKEPTICAL MINDS (Belgium) ANACHRONIA (France) THE ...

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DISMEMBER To Headline Norway's SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT Festival

Long-running Swedish death metallers DISMEMBER have been confirmed as one of the headliners of this year's Southern Discomfort festival, set to take place September 15-16 in Kristiansand, Norway. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: DISMEMBER MADDER MORTEM VULTURE INDUSTRIES ANXIETY MORTIIS THE MIDDLE END THUNDRA GROUND ZERO SYSTEM TRIOSPHERE (feat. ex-GRIFFIN guitarist Marcus ...

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TURISAS Frontman Presents Award To SATYRICON

TURISAS frontman Warlord presented the "Best Underground Band" award to SATYRICON at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2006 awards in London on Monday, June 12. According to a posting on TURISAS' web site, MTV2 will broadcast the show across 18 European countries at 9:00 p.m. (GMT) on Tuesday, July 4. TURISAS' debut album, "Battle Metal", ...

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TURISAS: Summer Tour Dates Announced

Finnish pagan folk metal band TURISAS have lined up the following dates during the summer: Jul. 14 - Dong Open Air - Neukirchen-Vlyun, GER Jul. 15 - Bloodstock Open Air - Derby shire, UK Aug. 11 - Party.San Open Air - Bad Berka, GER Aug. 18 - Summebreeze festival - Dinkelsbühl, GER Aug. 19 - ...

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MACBETH To Headline Lebanon's ROCK NATION Festival

Italian female-fronted gothic metallers MACBETH have been confirmed as the headliners of the Rock Nation festival, set to take place July 1 in Beirut, Lebanon. In other news, a video clip of MACBETH performing the song "Crepuscularia" (Agony In Red Minor) on their Malae Artes tour in Mexico has been posted online at

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NILE Replace ANNIHILATOR At Italy's EVOLUTION FESTIVAL

NILE have replaced ANNIHILATOR on the billing of this year's Evolution Festival, set to take place July 14-16, 2006 at Toscolano Maderno Campo Sportivo in Brescia, Italy. The festival billing is now as follows: Friday, July 14: W:O:A Metal Battle 2006 METHEDRAS THE FAMILI MACBETH DARK LUNACY LABYRINTH DEATH SS Saturday, July 15: NIGHTMARE ELDRITCH ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, MOTÖRHEAD, SAXON, HELLOWEEN Featured On 'Rock S'cool' DVD

For many years, the Hanover, Germany-based metal imprint Steamhammer/SPV has been among the most important record labels worldwide. World-class acts such as MOTÖRHEAD, SAXON, MÖTLEY CRÜE, HELLOWEEN, DIO, SKID ROW, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, SEPULTURA, DORO and KREATOR count among the renowned artists that are or were for many years successfully on the company's roster. ...

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