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AMORAL: 'Blueprints' Video Released

Finnish heavy rockers AMORAL will release their new album, "Fallen Leaves & Dead Sparrows", on March 31 via Graphite Records. It is the band's first release on U.K. label Graphite, having previously been signed to Spinefarm. The official video for the song "Blueprints" can be seen below. In 2011, AMORAL – bored by the limiting ...

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DEATHSTARS To Release 'The Perfect Cult' In June

Swedish industrial rock band DEATHSTARS will release its long-anticipated fourth studio album, "The Perfect Cult", on June 13 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2009's "Night Electric Night" was captured in several studios: drums, guitars and bass were recorded at Bohus Sound Recording in Kungälv, Sweden; vocals at Gig Studios in Stockholm, Sweden; and keyboards, ...

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SHEAR: New Song 'Hollow, Black & Cold' Available For Streaming

Finnish metal/rock act SHEAR will release its second album, "Katharsis", on March 24 in Europe and on April 1 in North America via Lifeforce Records. The artwork for the CD was created by TEXTURES bassist Remko Tielemans. Another song, "Hollow, Black & Cold", from "Katharsis" can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. "Katharsis" was ...

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SHEAR: New Song 'Last Warning' Available For Streaming

Finnish metal/rock act SHEAR will release its second album, "Katharsis", on March 24 in Europe and on April 1 in North America via Lifeforce Records. The artwork for the CD was created by TEXTURES bassist Remko Tielemans. The song "Last Warning" from "Katharsis" can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. "Katharsis" was recorded between ...

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AMORAL: 'Fallen Leaves & Dead Sparrows' LP Trailer (Video)

A trailer for the vinyl version of "Fallen Leaves & Dead Sparrows", the recently completed sixth album from Finnish metallers AMORAL, can be seen below. AMORAL will celebrate the release of "Fallen Leaves & Dead Sparrows" by playing a special show at Virgin Oil Co. in Helsinki on February 28. The concert — the band's ...

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STAM1NA: 'Panzerfaust' Video Released

"Panzerfaust", the new Jouni Kallio-directed video from Lemi, Finland-based metallers STAM1NA, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's sixth album, "SLK", which will be released on February 7 via Sakara Records. The CD was produced by Janne Saksa (AMORAL, TURISAS, MYGRAIN, MOKOMA) and was mixed by Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, MNEMIC, ...

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SHEAR To Release 'Katharsis' In March

Finnish metal/rock act SHEAR will release its second album, "Katharsis", on March 24 in Europe and on April 1 in North America via Lifeforce Records. The artwork for the CD was created by TEXTURES bassist Remko Tielemans. "Katharsis" was recorded between April and October 2013 at Sound Supreme Studio and and 5by5 Studio, where the ...

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AMORAL: 'No Familiar Faces' Song Available For Streaming

"No Familiar Faces", a brand new song from Finnish metallers AMORAL, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Fallen Leaves & Dead Sparrows", which will be released on February 14. The effort will be available on CD, double vinyl and digital download. Aki Siltala, the artist behind the covers ...

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AMORAL: New Song Available For Streaming

"If Not Here, Where?", a brand new song from Finnish metallers AMORAL, can be streamed below. The track comes off the band's upcoming album "Fallen Leaves & Dead Sparrows", which will be released in early 2014. "'Fallen Leaves & Dead Sparrows' is a concept album, and 'If Not Here, Where?' sits right in the middle ...

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AMORAL Completes Work On New Album

Guitarist Ben Varon of Finnish metallers AMORAL has issued the following update: "The [new AMORAL] album is ready! Recorded, mixed, mixed some more, mastered, tweaked, mastered some more, done! "We've had the album in our hands for a couple of weeks now, and let me just say it sounds GOOD. Been playing it through everything ...

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AMORAL: New Video Interview Posted Online

Guitarhoo.com conducted an interview with Ben Varon and Masi Hukari of Helsinki, Finland-based hard rockers AMORAL when they were in the Philippines for an appearance at the 13th edition of Pulp Summer Slam, the premiere metal festival in Southeast Asia, which was held on April 27 at the historic Amoranto Stadium in Quezon City. You ...

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AMORAL Begins Recording New Album

Helsinki, Finland-based hard rockers AMORAL entered the studio today to begin recording their sixth album, due later this year via The End Records. The drums for the CD — which will feature an all-star cast of Finnish music industry people — are being recorded at Sound Supreme studios in Hämeenlinna with Janne Saksa. Then the ...

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SHEAR: Video Footage Of Helsinki Acoustic Performance

Video footage of Helsinki, Finland-based female-fronted metallers SHEAR performing an acoustic set on December 26, 2012 at On The Rocks in their hometown can be seen below. SHEAR last year parted ways with bassist Eerik Purdon and replaced him with Silver Ots (DEAD SHAPE FIGURE, THE NIBIRUAN, AMORAL). SHEAR released its full-length debut, "Breaking The ...

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TRACEDAWN Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

Bassist Pekko Heikkilä has left Finnish metallers TRACEDAWN to focus on his new musical project ATTEMPTED LIFE. He has since been replaced by Jonne Lindqvist. Commented Lindqvist: "When I was approached about joining TRACEDAWN, it all felt pretty natural from the start. I've known the guys for years and played/worked with everyone on different projects ...

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DEAD SHAPE FIGURE: New Song Available For Streaming

"Perdition Receiver", a brand new song from Finnish metallers DEAD SHAPE FIGURE, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track comes off the band's as-yet-untitled third album, which will be released next year. The CD was recorded at D-Studio in Nurmijärvi, Finland with producer Alexandre Locher (also known as Xytras or Xy) of ...

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AMORAL Interviewed In Dublin (Video)

Neuweltmusic conducted an interview with Finnish heavy rockers AMORAL prior to the band's September 20 concert at The Button Factory in Dublin, Ireland as the support act for ENSIFERUM. You can now watch the chat below. AMORAL's fifth album, "Beneath", entered the official chart in Finland at position No. 30. Released on October 26, 2011, ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM Announces New Bassist

Finnish melodic death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have announced the addition of bassist Erkki Silvennoinen to the group's ranks. Commented the band: "We're glad to finally make it official and announce that OMNIUM GATHERUM is a real six-piece troop again — we welcome Erkki Silvennoinen as a new bass player to OMNIUM GATHERUM. Erkki is a ...

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AMORAL: Video Documentary Of Visit To China, Japan

Finnish metal/hard rock outfit AMORAL has uploaded a 12-minute video recap of the band's May 2012 visit to China and Japan. Check it out below. AMORAL's fifth album, "Beneath", entered the official chart in Finland at position No. 30. Released on October 26, 2011, the CD came equipped with a stunning 18-page poster booklet (made ...

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AMORPHIS, Former HANOI ROCKS Members To Release GREASE HELMET Debut

GREASE HELMET, the new Finnish band featuring former HANOI ROCKS guitarist Andy McCoy alongside members of AMORPHIS, will release its self-titled debut album in Japan on September 5 and in Finland on September 19. GREASE HELMET was founded in 2009 by Niclas Etelävuori (bass; AMORPHIS) and Jere Garcia (vocals). They were eventually joined by Jan ...

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SHEAR Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

Helsinki, Finland-based female-fronted metallers SHEAR have parted ways with bassist Eerik Purdon and replaced him with Silver Ots (DEAD SHAPE FIGURE, THE NIBIRUAN, AMORAL). Commented the band: "Our former bassist, Eerik Purdon, decided to step down after many great years together. We thank Eerik for the good times and wish him the best of luck ...

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