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CHARON: New Music Posted Online

Finland's CHARON have posted one-minute MP3 clips of two new tracks on their official web site at this location. "In Trust Of No One" and "Death Can Dance" come off the group's new single, due on May 12 through Spinefarm Records. CHARON have spent the past few months recording their fourth full-length album ...

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FATES WARNING Frontman To Appear At PROGPOWER USA IV

FATES WARNING/ENGINE frontman Ray Alder has been confirmed to make a special guest appearance at Progpower USA IV, which takes place at Atlanta's Earthlink Live on September 5 and 6. Alder will perform at the event with Sensory recording artists REDEMPTION, now featuring vocalist Corey Brown, formerly of PSYCO DRAMA and currently in MAGNITUDE NINE ...

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CHARON To Release New Single In May

Finland's CHARON, who have been lambasted in their home country for "ripping off" local heroes H.I.M., will release a new single, "In Trust Of No One", on May 12 through Spinefarm Records. The title cut will be backed by another new song called "Death Can Dance". CHARON have spent the past few months recording their ...

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IMPALED NAZARENE To Record New Album In July

IMPALED NAZARENE will enter Astia studios in Lappeenranta, Finland on July 1 to record their eighth album, "All That You Fear". The follow-up to their highly-acclaimed "Absence Of War Does Not Mean Peace" CD will be recorded by Anssi Kippo (CHILDREN OF BODOM) and will be mixed by Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS) at Finnvox studios ...

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FOR MY PAIN: MP3 Samples Posted Online

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 (REFLECTION) on vocals, and Petri Sankala (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on drums, have posted several MP3 clips ...

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NIGHTWISH To Enter Studio In October

Finland's NIGHTWISH will enter the studio on October 27 to begin recording the follow-up to last year's "Century Child". The band will once again use their own studio in Kitee to record the drums, bass and keyboards/synths, while the vocals and guitars will be recorded at Helsinki's Finnvox facility. NIGHTWISH hope to complete the recordings ...

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NIGHTWISH's Early April Fool's Day Joke

NIGHTWISH's webmaster Christian Lessner has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to let us know that "the news about [NIGHTWISH singer] Tarja Turunen joining TRIO NISKALAUKAUS (and singing like Wilska) was our April 1 joke. Unfortunately, it got to you early because of the time difference to Finland." We guess that means Tarja doesn't drink whiskey after ...

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FOR MY PAIN: Promotional Photos Posted Online

A bunch of promotional photos of 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 (REFLECTION) on vocals, and Petri Sankala (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on ...

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NIGHTWISH Go Double Platinum!

NIGHTWISH's latest effort, "Century Child", has been certified double platinum in Finland for sales in excess of 60,000 copies. The album was last year's second-highest selling Finnish release in Finland. When taking into account foreign albums, "Century Child" was still in the fifth place. ...

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NIGHTWISH: Upcoming Dates Announced

Finland's NIGHTWISH have lined up the following dates during the summer: Jul. 04 - Rockefeller – Oslo, NOR Jul. 05 - Rockefeller – Oslo, NOR Jul. 11 - Metal Mania Festival – Villarrobledo, ESP Aug. 02 - Gates Of Metal – Hultsfred, SWE Aug. 16 - Z-7 – Pratteln, SWI Aug. 30 -Bloodstock Festival – ...

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SAXON Confirmed For Britain's BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL

SAXON are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Festival, a two-day event set to take place Aug. 29-30, 2003 at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, U.K. SAXON will headline the "classic" night on Friday, Aug. 29 with BLAZE, POWER QUEST and one other band yet to be confirmed. Also scheduled ...

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PROGPOWER USA IV: The Official Press Release

Finland's NIGHTWISH and Germany's RAGE have been confirmed to make their American debuts as headliners of ProgPower USA IV, which returns to Atlanta's Earthlink Live on September 5 and 6. "It is always exciting for us as a band to take on new areas and see how our stuff goes down there," said NIGHTWISH bassist ...

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NIGHTWISH Confirmed For PROGPOWER USA Festival

Finland's NIGHTWISH have been confirmed as the headliners of the fourth annual Progpower USA festival on Friday, Sept. 5 in Atlanta, Georgia. A one-off club show in Montreal, Quebec will take place immediately following the group's Progpower appearance. As previously reported, NIGHTWISH's upcoming DVD, "End Of Innocence", is due in June through Spinefarm. The DVD ...

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FOR MY PAIN: Album Cover Posted Online

FOR MY PAIN is 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 (REFLECTION) on vocals, and Petri Sankala (ex-ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW) on drums, have posted the cover ...

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NIGHTWISH Name DVD, Pick Up Finnish EMMA Awards

NIGHTWISH have set "End Of Innocence" as the title of their forthcoming DVD, due in June through Spinefarm. As previously reported, the DVD will consist of 12-14 tracks of music, including promo videos and various self-recorded live tracks, and about 60 minutes of behind-the-scenes material. No further information is available at this time. In other ...

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TO/DIE/FOR: New Promo Photos Posted Online

A bunch of new promotional photos of Finland's TO/DIE/FOR have been posted online at this location. TO/DIE/FOR's new CD, "Jaded", was released on Monday (March 3) through Spinefarm Records. "Jaded" was recorded at Astia Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland and was mixed at CrystalSound studio under the watchful eye of T.T. Oksala. The follow-up ...

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NIGHTWISH's 'Century Child' Among Top-Selling Finnish Albums Of 2002

NIGHTWISH's latest effort, "Century Child", was last year's second-highest selling Finnish release in Finland, with over 59,000 copies sold. When taking into account foreign albums, "Century Child" was still in the fifth place. Upcoming NIGHTWISH tour dates: Jul. 11 - Metal Mania Festival - Villarrobledo, ESP Aug. 02 - Gates Of Metal Festival - Hultsfred, ...

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TAROT Set Release Date For 'Suffer Our Pleasures'

Finland's TAROT, the group led by NIGHTWISH/ex-SINERGY bassist Marco Hietala, have set a May 19 Finnish release date for their new album, entitled "Suffer Our Pleasures". A single featuring the track "Undead Son" is slated for release on April 14. A "best of" collection, appropriately titled "The Best Of Tarot", is due on Feb. 28. ...

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SILENTIUM Announce New Singer, Offer Album Samples

Finnish atmospheric doom metallers SILENTIUM have replaced singer Tiina Lehvonen with Maija Turunen. Both Tiina and Maija can be heard on the group's upcoming third full-length CD, "Harmátia de Prudence", due in late spring/early summer release through Spikefarm Records. The album, which was recorded at Sundicoop Studio in Savonlinna, Finland, was produced by NIGHTWISH mainman ...

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RAM-ZET Singer To Guest On FOR MY PAIN Debut

RAM-ZET singer Miriam "Sfinx" Renvåg has recorded a guest appearance on the forthcoming debut album from Finland's FOR MY PAIN, entitled "Fallen". FOR MY PAIN is 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 ...

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SILENTIUM Finish Recording New Album

Finnish atmospheric doom metallers SILENTIUM have finished recording their third full-length CD, "Harmátia de Prudence", and are preparing to mix it for a late spring/early summer release through Spikefarm Records. The CD was recorded at Sundicoop Studio in Savonlinna, Finland and was produced by NIGHTWISH mainman Tuomas Holopainen. "[It will be] a very unique album," ...

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MASTERPLAN Confirmed For Britain's BLOODSTOCK 2003

MASTERPLAN, the new band featuring ex-HELLOWEEN guitarist Roland Grapow, ex-HELLOWEEN drummer Uli Kusch and former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/ARK singer Jorn Lande, are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Festival, a two-day event set to take place Aug. 29-30, 2003 at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, U.K. Also scheduled to appear at ...

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NIGHTWISH, LORDI, THE 69 EYES Get Nominated For Finnish GRAMMY!

NIGHTWISH, LORDI and THE 69 EYES are among the artists nominated at the Finnish Grammy equivalent, EMMA, set to be broadcast live via Finnish TV2 on March 8. NIGHTWISH were nominated in three categories (Best Band, Best Hard Rock/Metal Album, Best Finnish Artist), as were LORDI (Newcomer Of The Year, Metal Album Of The Year, ...

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HAMMERFALL Confirmed For Britain's BLOODSTOCK 2003 Festival

HAMMERFALL are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Festival, a two-day event set to take place Aug. 29-30, 2003 at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, U.K. Also scheduled to appear at the event are NIGHTWISH, PARADISE LOST, BLAZE, DRAGONFORCE, POWER QUEST, and WAYLANDER. A total of 18 bands will perform ...

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PARADISE LOST Confirmed For England's BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL 2003

PARADISE LOST are the latest British act to have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Festival, a two-day event set to take place Aug. 29-30, 2003 at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, U.K. The Yorkshire group, who recently issued their ninth studio album, "Symbol Of Life", will occupy the "special guest" slot on Saturday, Aug. ...

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