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SKYFORGER Releases 'Nothing Is Forgotten' Video

Latvian heavy metal band SKYFORGER has released a brand new video for the song "Nothing Is Forgotten", from the band's 2015 album "Old Prussia", to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Latvia's declaration of independence. Kristīne Neikena, who directed the video, says that main idea is there to remind that when it comes to Latvian history, ...

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AMORPHIS Working On New Album

Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS have entered the studio to begin recording their new album, due later in the year via Nuclear Blast. According to a press release, "the pre-production process is already done and most of the recordings have been finished. But this time, the band didn't rush at all and took their time ...

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AMORPHIS Announces 'Eclipse' Tenth-Anniversary Tour

Finnish masters of melancholic progressive metal AMORPHIS have announced a special "Eclipse" tour for this winter, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the legendary release. For this special occasion, the band will perform the album in its entirety, as they already did with "Tales From The Thousand Lakes" in 2014. "A bit over ten years ...

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SARKOM Signs With DARK ESSENCE RECORDS

Norwegian black metallers SARKOM have inked a two-album deal with Dark Essence Records. The band's third full-length CD, titled "Doomsday Elite", will be released later this year. "Doomsday Elite" track listing: 01. Doomsday Elite 02. I Utakt Med Gud 03. No Loose Ends 04. Inside a Haunted Chapel 05. Predators in Disguise 06. Solemn Disorder ...

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BATHORY: 'Voices From Valhalla' Tribute Album Due In May

"Voices From Valhalla", a BATHORY tribute double CD, will be released in May via Godreah Records. The following artists are scheduled to contribute to the set: TAAKE NINE COVENS OLD CORPSE ROAD FOLKVANG THE MEADS OF ASPHODEL EASTERN FRONT GODS TOWER SKYFORGER SIGH NOKTURNAL MORTUM MAEL MÓRDHA DARKEST ERA ANCIENT ASCENDANT VRANI VOLOSA THRONE OF ...

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AMORPHIS To Support NIGHTWISH In California

Finnish melancholic dark rock/metal icons AMORPHIS will be direct support for NIGHTWISH at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California on January 21, 2012. Also appearing on the bill will be DOMMIN. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster. "The opportunity of playing exclusive show with NIGHTWISH came about around February," commented AMORPHIS guitarist Esa ...

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GRIEF OF EMERALD Preparing To Release 'The Devils Deep'

Swedish death/black metal band GRIEF OF EMERALD will release its fourth album, "The Devils Deep", on June 3 through Non Serviam Records. The first CD to feature the group's current lineup sees GRIEF OF EMERALD "increase[ing] the power by adding some new intricate songs, boosting harmonies with haunting keyboards, tight double-bass drumming, backed by a ...

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AMORPHIS Films 'You I Need' Video

Finnish melancholic dark rock/metal masters AMORPHIS filmed a video for their new single, "You I Need", earlier today (Friday, April 29) in Berlin, Germany. Commented AMORPHIS manager Jouni Markkanen: "So far they are very happy with the way things are going and the video promises to be totally epic! I don't want to say too ...

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AMORPHIS: 'The Beginning Of Times' Trailer Available

A five-minute trailer for "The Beginning Of Times", the new album from Finnish metallers AMORPHIS, can be viewed below. Due on May 27 via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD is described as "the most challenging AMORPHIS album so far in terms of both music and lyrics." Its central character is the iconic hero of Finnish ...

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AMORPHIS To Perform New Single On Finnish TV

Finnish metallers AMORPHIS will release a new digital single, "You I Need", in Finland on April 20 and in other countries on April 22. The song will be premiered on the AMORPHIS Facebook page and various radio stations on Monday, April 11. On Easter Sunday, April 24, AMORPHIS will participate in the charity gala "Idols ...

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AMORPHIS: New Album Details Revealed

Finnish metallers AMORPHIS have set "The Beginning Of Times" as the title of their new album, due at the end of May via Nuclear Blast Records. A single, "You I Need", will precede the full-length CD in April. "The Beginning Of Times" is described as "the most challenging AMORPHIS album so far in terms of ...

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ROB ZOMBIE, DISTURBED, APOCALYPTICA, ALTER BRIDGE, Others Confirmed For France's HELLFEST

ROB ZOMBIE, APOCALYPTICA, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, DISTURBED, ALTER BRIDGE, MONSTER MAGNET, THE CULT, MORBID ANGEL, MESHUGGAH and SUICIDE SILENCE are among the newly confirmed bands for this year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place June 17-19, 2011 in Clisson, France. The festival billing is as follows: Friday, June 17: IGGY AND THE STOOGES ROB ZOMBIE ...

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AMORPHIS: New Album Update

Finnish metallers AMORPHIS have issued the following update: "The [new AMORPHIS] album recordings are advancing straight and smoothly (whatever that means...). We are now working on the vocals and again we have Marco Hietala [NIGHTWISH, TAROT] producing Tomi [Joutsen, vocals]. This time everything else has been done at Sonic Pump Studios except for the vocals, ...

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EXODUS, KHOLD, NEVERMORE Confirmed For Czech Republic's BRUTAL ASSAULT Festival

EXODUS, KHOLD and NEVERMORE have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Brutal Assault festival, set to take place August 11-13, 2011 inside the Old Army Fotress in Josefov, Czech Republic. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): DORDEDUH EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS EXHUMED EXODUS GORGUS KHOLD KVELERTAK MORBID ANGEL NEVERMORE SKELETONWITCH ...

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GORGUTS, VADER, EXHUMED, TRIPTYKON Confirmed For Czech Republic's BRUTAL ASSAULT Festival

GORGUTS, VADER, EXHUMED, TRIPTYKON and DORDEDUH have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Brutal Assault festival, set to take place August 11-13, 2011 inside the Old Army Fotress in Josefov, Czech Republic. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): DORDEDUH EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS EXHUMED GORGUTS KVELERTAK MORBID ANGEL SKELETONWITCH SKYFORGER ...

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AMORPHIS To Be Joined By Former Members On Stage During 'Magic & Mayhem' Tour

AMORPHIS's "Magic & Mayhem" tour kicks off tonight (Wednesday, December 8) at Helsinki, Finland's legendary Tavastia club. Each show will feature special appearances by several former members of the band, including Pekka Kasari, Pasi Koskinen, Olli-Pekka Laine, Kasper Mårtenson, Kim Rantala and Ville Tuomi. Click here for a detailed list of special guests at each ...

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AMORPHIS: Munich Footage Available

Video footage of Finnish metallers AMORPHIS performing on November 23, 2010 in Munich, Germany can be viewed below. AMORPHIS recently entered Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki to begin recording its tenth studio album, to be released in early 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records. On September 17, AMORPHIS celebrated its 20th anniversary by releasing a special ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE, SCORPIONS, OPETH, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Confirmed For France's HELLFEST

OZZY OSBOURNE, SCORPIONS, OPETH, ANATHEMA, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and KREATOR are among the newly confirmed bands for next year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place June 17-19, 2010 in Clisson, France. Latest additions : OZZY OSBOURNE SCORPIONS OPETH ANATHEMA BLACK LABEL SOCIETY KREATOR BOLT THROWER 1349 ANCESTORS ARKONA ARMA GATHAS ATHEIST AUDREY HORNE THE ...

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AMORPHIS Begins Recording New Album

Finnish metallers AMORPHIS have entered Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki to begin recording their tenth studio album, to be released in early 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records. A short video clip from some of the early studio sessions can be viewed at this location (MP4 file). On September 17, AMORPHIS celebrated its 20th ...

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AMORPHIS: 'Magic & Mayhem' Retrospective Detailed

On September 17, Finnish metallers AMORPHIS will celebrate their 20th anniversary by releasing a special retrospective, "Magic & Mayhem – Tales From The Early Years", featuring newly re-recorded versions of the songs from the band's first three albums (1992's "Karelian Isthmus", 1994's "Tales From The Thousand Lakes" and 1996's "Elegy") with slightly different arrangements, better ...

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AMORPHIS' 'Skyforger' Certified Gold In Finland

"Skyforger", the new album from Finnish metallers AMORPHIS, has been certified gold in Finland for sales in excess of 15,000 copies. (Note: The sales requirement for albums to reach gold status in Finland was recently lowered to 10,000, but because "Skyforger" was released before this change took effect, the old rules still apply.) The bandmembers ...

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AMORPHIS To Release Re-Recorded Versions Of Early Songs

On June 2, Petri Silas of Finland's Soundi magazine conducted an exclusive interview with guitarist Esa Holopainen of Finnish metallers AMORPHIS about the band's upcoming collection, "Majestic Beasts - Tales From The Early Years", and the group's plans for the next studio album. Among the new bits of information that were revealed were the following: ...

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