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HAMMERFALL Singer Records ACCEPT Cover For ALTARIA CD

Finnish melodic metallers ALTARIA have revealed the identity of the "high-profile" vocalist who appears on their cover version of ACCEPT's "Balls To The Wall". According to a posting on the ALTARIA's official web site, HAMMERFALL vocalist Joacim Cans sings lead vocals on the song, which is set to be included as a bonus track on ...

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ALTARIA: 'Divinity' Track Listing Revealed

Finnish melodic metallers ALTARIA have revealed the track listing for their sophomore album, "Divinity", due in late May through AOR Heaven sub-label Metal Heaven Records. "Divinity" was mixed at Tico Tico Studio (SONATA ARCTICA, SENTENCED, FOR MY PAIN…) and will initially be available as a limited-edition digipack, featuring one bonus track — a cover version ...

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SCORPIONS Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS have been confirmed as the third headliner (alongside JUDAS PRIEST and EUROPE) at this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL ...

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HELLOWEEN Confirmed For Finland's SAUNA OPEN AIR Festival

Veteran German power metallers HELLOWEEN have been confirmed for this year's Sauna Open Air festival, set to take place on June 11-12 in Tampere, Finland. Also scheduled to perform are NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, THUNDERSTONE, TAROT and DIABLO, among others. HELLOWEEN will perform on Saturday, June 12 at the Pakkahuone concert hall (capacity 1,500). More ...

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EVEMASTER To Re-Record Debut Album

Finland's EVEMASTER will enter the studio in late February to re-record their cult debut album, "Lacrimae Mundi" for a late summer release through Rising Realm Records. The reissue will include enhanced artwork and a bonus track, a cover of DIO's "We Rock". Drums on "Lacrimae Mundi" will be once again be handled by Jaska Raatikainen ...

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NIGHTWISH Announce Opening Acts For Record-Release Show

NIGHTWISH have announced that they will be supported by DUNCES and TIMO RAUTIAINEN & TRIO NISKALAUKAUS at their special record-release show on May 22 at Kitee Icehall in Finland. According to the band, "NIGHTWISH will spend more money than never before for the lights and pyros [and] there will be plenty of foreign and Finnish ...

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EDGUY EP Charts In Germany, Austria

EDGUY's brand-new EP, "King of Fools", has entered the German Media Control chart at No. 39. It has also debuted at No. 67 in Austria, according to a posting on the band's official web site. In addition to the title track (video), "King of Fools" contains a 15-minute "making of" video clip (for ...

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TAROT Confirmed For Finland's SAUNA OPEN AIR Festival

Finland's TAROT, the group led by NIGHTWISH/ex-SINERGY bassist Marco Hietala, have been confirmed for the post-festival party at this year's Sauna Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 11 in Tampere, Finland. Performing as part of the main event are NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, THUNDERSTONE and DIABLO. Also appearing at ...

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EDGUY Meet DAVID HASSELHOFF: Photo Available

During EDGUY's recent appearance on the "Pro 7" TV show, the guys in the band ran into an unlikely EDGUY/heavy metal fan — David Hasselhoff of "Knight Rider" and "Baywatch" fame. According to EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet, Hasselhoff claimed to into heavy metal and didn't look a day older than he did in 1985. Click ...

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NIGHTWISH Reveal New Album Title

Finland's NIGHTWISH have set "Once" as the title of their forthcoming album, tentatively due in June through Spinefarm/Universal Records in Finland and Nuclear Blast in continental Europe. A release date for the U.S. has yet to be confirmed. As previously reported, NIGHTWISH will be working with renowned director Antti Jokinen on the video clip for ...

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MONSTER MAGNET, SKID ROW Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

MONSTER MAGNET and SKID ROW have been confirmed for this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL WINE ASTRAL DOORS BRAINSTORM CAGE CARNAL FORGE CHILDREN OF ...

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THUNDERSTONE: New Video Available For Download

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have posted the video for their track "Until We Touch The Burning Sun" at this location (Windows Media format). "Until We Touch The Burning Sun" comes off THUNDERSTONE's sophomore album, "The Burning", which entered the Finnish Album chart at position No. 17 upon its release last month. It ...

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ALTARIA To Begin Mixing Sophomore Album

Finnish melodic metallers ALTARIA will begin mixing their sophomore album, "Divinity", on February 16 at Tico Tico Studio (SONATA ARCTICA, SENTENCED, FOR MY PAIN…, etc.). A late May release through AOR Heaven sub-label Metal Heaven Records is expected. The first limited edition of the album will be available as digipack, including one bonus track — ...

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NIGHTWISH Ink Deals For Release Of New Album

Finland's NIGHTWISH have signed deals with several labels for the release of their forthcoming album. The as-yet-untitled effort will be issued by Spinefarm/Universal Records in Finland, Brazil, Mexico and Chile, while in Europe it will be released via Nuclear Blast GmbH. Information about the North American release will be published later. As previously reported, NIGHTWISH ...

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FOR MY PAIN… To Enter Studio In March

FOR MY PAIN…, the Finnish "gothic metal" band featuring Tuomas Holopainen (NIGHTWISH) on keyboards, Altti Veteläinen (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on bass, Lauri Tuohimaa (EMBRAZE) on guitar, Olli-Pekka Törrö (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on guitar, Juha Kylmänen (REFLEXION) on vocals, and Petri Sankala (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on drums, will enter the studio in March ...

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ENTWINE Push Back CD Release Date

Finnish goth-metallers ENTWINE have pushed back the release date of their fourth album, "DiEversity", to March 15 through Spinefarm Records (Century Media in the rest of Europe and the U.S.). The first single from the album, "BitterSweet", will arrive on February 9. The follow-up to 2002's "Time Of Despair" was recorded at Astia Studios in ...

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NIGHTWISH: Denver Date Added To Upcoming Tour

A Denver, Colorado date has been added to NIGHTWISH's forthcoming North American tour, which is set to take place in late August/early September. Support at all shows will come from fellow Finns LULLACRY. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Aug. 16 - Toronto, ONT @ Opera House Aug. 17 - Montreal, QUE ...

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THUNDERSTONE: Finnish Tour Dates Announced

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have announced the following dates in March: Mar. 03 - On The Rocks – Helsinki, FIN Mar. 05 – Loop - Oulu, FIN Mar. 06 – Lutakko - Jyväskylä, FIN As previously reported, THUNDERSTONE's sophomore album, "The Burning", entered the Finnish Album chart at position No. 17 upon its release ...

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NIGHTWISH To Film New Video With Renowned Director ANTTI JOKINEN

Finland's NIGHTWISH have announced that they will be working with renowned director Antti Jokinen on the video clip for the first single off their forthcoming full-length album. Jokinen has directed music videos for such huge artists as CELINE DION, EMINEM and SHANIA TWAIN and is currently in Rome working as an assistant director on Renny ...

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EDGUY Line Up TV Appearances

German melodic metallers EDGUY have lined up the following television appearances, according to their official web site: February 7, 2004: "EDGUY to perform at M-Chartshow on PRO 7, 18.00-19.00 CET. EDGUY will perform the song 'King Of Fools'. On this day there will be a SMS-voting via mobile phones and if the guys make it ...

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FOR MY PAIN Nominated For Finnish Award

FOR MY PAIN, the new Finnish "goth metal" supergroup featuring Tuomas Holopainen (NIGHTWISH) on keyboards, Altti Veteläinen (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on bass, Lauri Tuohimaa (EMBRAZE) on guitar, Olli-Pekka Törrö (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on guitar, Juha Kylmänen (REFLEXION) on vocals, and Petri Sankala (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on drums, have been nominated for a ...

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HELLOWEEN, TESTAMENT, IN FLAMES Confirmed For SWEDEN ROCK Festival

HELLOWEEN, TESTAMENT, IN FLAMES, GRAND MAGUS and ASTRAL DOORS have been confirmed for this year's installment of Sweden Rock festival, set to be held June 10-12 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows (in alphabetical order): ABRAMIS BRAMA APRIL WINE ASTRAL DOORS BRAINSTORM CAGE ...

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LULLACRY: 'Killer' New Album In The Works

Finland's LULLACRY have set "Killer" as the working title of their forthcoming album, tentatively due in January 2005. "We have made lots of new amazing songs and I must say they're heavier, faster & more hellish heavy rock than ever," stated main songwriter Sami Vauhkonen. "We'll make something like 20-30 songs and choose the best ...

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THUNDERSTONE Confirmed For Finland's SAUNA OPEN AIR Festival

Finnish melodic power metallers THUNDERSTONE have been confirmed for the Sauna Open Air festival in Tampere, Finland on Friday, June 11. Also set to appear at the event are NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM and DIABLO. Sauna Open Air is being organized by Partysan Productions, who have previously arranged gigs for acts like H.I.M., STRATOVARIUS, ENTOMBED, ...

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LULLACRY Added To NIGHTWISH Tour

Finland's LULLACRY have been officially confirmed as the support band for NIGHTWISH's first-ever tour of North America, which is set to take place in late August/early September, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Aug. 16 - Toronto, ONT @ Opera House Aug. 17 - Montreal, QUE @ Metropolis Aug. 19 ...

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