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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST, SORTILÈGE, SOEN, TROLLFEST, GRAVE DIGGER, Others Confirmed For 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

The organizers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise have announced that legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker and his band MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST will be aboard next year's edition of the cruise. The one and only original Mad Axeman, the triumphant genius of six strings, will be joined by the following musicians: Gary Barden (Vocals) ...

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WINTERSUN Guitarist: 'We Don't Want To Put Too Much Limits On The Future Albums'

WINTERSUN guitarist Teemu Mäntysaari recently spoke with AntiHero Magazine. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the new, as-yet-unreleased song they're performing during their current North American tour: Teemu: "We wanted to do something special for the North American fans. It's been five years ...

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TRIBULATION: 'Lady Death' Performance Video

Swedish quartet TRIBULATION has released a performance video for "Lady Death", filmed and recorded earlier this year at Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, Germany during the band's tour with ARCH ENEMY, WINTERSUN and JINJER. The footage was filmed and edited by Dirk Behlau of Beastwood Films and was recorded live with no overdubs or re-recordings. "Lady Death" ...

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ARCH ENEMY Drummer DANIEL ERLANDSSON On Status Of EUCHARIST Comeback Album: 'We've Been Working On Some Demos'

Cat Unwrapped of the "Collision" radio show on Australia's Voice FM recently conducted an interview with ARCH ENEMY drummer Daniel Erlandsson. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the reaction to their 2017 "Will To Power" studio album: Daniel: "It's going pretty well, I have ...

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TRIBULATION Releases Visualizer Video For New Song 'The World'

Swedish quartet TRIBULATION will release its new album, "Down Below", on January 26 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2015 release "The Children Of The Night" will feature artwork crafted by TRIBULATION guitarist Jonathan Hultén. The official visalizer video for the song "The World", created by Robert Piel, can be seen ...

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ARCH ENEMY Drummer Says Former Singer ANGELA GOSSOW Will 'Always Be Straight And Honest' When It Comes To Band's New Music

ARCH ENEMY drummer Daniel Erlandsson was recently interviewed by Australia's "Everblack" podcast. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked if former ARCH ENEMY singer Angela Gossow is still involved with the group, Daniel said: "She is, actually, still the manager of the band. So she's working out of an office in Germany, and ...

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TRIBULATION Releases New Single And Video 'Lady Death'

Swedish quartet TRIBULATION will release its new album, "Down Below", on January 26, 2018 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2015 release "The Children Of The Night" will feature artwork crafted by TRIBULATION guitarist Jonathan Hultén. "Down Below" is preceded by a brand-new seven-inch EP. Titled "Lady Death", it includes the ...

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TRIBULATION Begins Recording New Album

Swedish quartet TRIBULATION has entered the studio to record the follow-up to the band's critically acclaimed 2015 release "The Children Of the Night". "After tracking all the drums in the classic Soundtrade Studios, we are now residing in Studio Cobra," the band states. "It is a strange and wicked brew that we are currently concocting ...

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'Tuska20 - The Anniversary Song' Video Feat. Members Of NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS, AMORPHIS, HIM, CHILDREN OF BODOM

The official video for "Tuska20 - The Anniversary Song", a track celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Finland's Tuska open-air metal festival, can be seen below. The clip, which was edited by Antti Kuivalainen and Ykä Järvinen, includes excerpts from Tuska 2015 and 2016 aftermovies as well as newly shot studio footage. The 12-inch vinyl version ...

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WINTERSUN Announces New Second Guitarist

Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN have recruited a new second guitarist, 27-year old Asim Searah. Asim, who was born in Pakistan and moved to Finland at the age of 18 to pursue a career in music, previously played in several bands and projects. WINTERSUN's Jari Mäenpää commented: "We've known him for a long time and we ...

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NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS, AMORPHIS, HIM, CHILDREN OF BODOM Members Contribute To 'Tuska20 - The Anniversary Song'

Members of NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS, WINTERSUN, AMORPHIS, HIM, BATTLE BEAST and CHILDREN OF BODOM are among the musicians who have contributed to "Tuska20 - The Anniversary Song", a track celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Finland's Tuska open-air metal festival. Tuska promoter Jouni Markkanen said: "All proceeds from this project will be collected to the 'Tuska 20 ...

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WINTERSUN: 'The Forest Seasons' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Last week, the Finnish kings of epic melodic death WINTERSUN announced their crowdfunding campaign that will start on March 1 and allows the fans to secure their "Forest Package" — also including their upcoming studio album "The Forest Seasons" — directly from the band. With the collected amount, frontman Jari Mäenpää plans to build his ...

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Finland's Biggest Heavy Metal Festival TUSKA Celebrates 20th Anniversary In 2017

HIM, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MAYHEM, APOCALYPTICA, DIRKSCHNEIDER and SONATA ARCTICA are among the confirmed bands for the 20th-anniversary edition of the Tuska festival, set to take place June 30 - July 2 in Helsinki, Finland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 30: SUICIDAL TENDENCIES MAYHEM WINTERSUN INSOMNIUM BRUJERIA ANNEKE VAN GIERSBEGEN'S VUUR ...

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WINTERSUN: New Album Title Revealed

Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN have set "The Forest Seasons" as the title of their third studio album, due later in the year via Nuclear Blast. According to a press release, the follow-up to 2012's "Time I" features main songwriter Jari Mäenpää once again breaking the boundaries of metal and adding a new and majestic twist ...

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WINTERSUN Completes Work On Third Album

Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN have completed work on their third studio album, due later in the year via Nuclear Blast. According to a press release, the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2012's "Time I" features main songwriter Jari Mäenpää once again breaking the boundaries of metal and adding a new and majestic twist to the history of ...

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Vehicle Of Spirit - NIGHTWISH

Although he'd never publicly admit to it, main NIGHTWISH man and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen probably had more than his fair share of sleepless nights when Anette Olzon was fronting the band. Dismissed by NIGHTWISH's devoted fan base almost immediately, Olzon's routine health issues, inability to handle Tarja Turunen's material, and questionable stage presence (see YouTube ...

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ICED EARTH, Ex-WHITE WIZZARD, INTO ETERNITY Members Join Forces In WITHERFALL

Based out of Los Angeles, California, WITHERFALL is the collective brainchild of guitarist Jake Dreyer (ICED EARTH, KOBRA AND THE LOTUS, WHITE WIZZARD), singer Joseph Michael (WHITE WIZZARD) and the late Adam Sagan (CIRCLE II CIRCLE, INTO ETERNITY). With Dreyer and Michael having previously worked together in WHITE WIZZARD and Sagan collaborating with Dreyer on ...

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NIGHTWISH Rejoined By Drummer JUKKA NEVALAINEN At Unofficial 20th-Anniversary Concert (Video)

Finnish-based symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH were rejoined by drummer Jukka Nevalainen during their unofficial 20th-anniversary concert at Himos Park in Jämsä, Finland. Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance on the song "Last Ride Of The Day" can be seen below. Nevalainen announced in August 2014 that he was taking a break from his duties as NIGHTWISH's ...

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Video: NIGHTWISH Kicks Off North American Tour In Sayreville

Finland-based symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH kicked off their North American headlining tour last night (Friday, February 19) at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Shudder Before The Beautiful 02. Yours Is An Empty Hope 03. Ever Dream 04. She Is My Sin 05. My Walden 06. While Your ...

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