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CRISTINA SCABBIA Says LACUNA COIL 'Made A Big Mistake' With The Imagery For 2009's 'Shallow Life'

Metal Wani's Matthew Powers recently conducted an interview with vocalist Cristina Scabbia of Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL. You can listen to the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On LACUNA COIL's 2016 album "Delirium": Cristina: "I think that everything went amazingly, because our old-school fans are happy; we got a ...

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No New LACUNA COIL Album Until 2019 At The Earliest

LACUNA COIL singers Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro were interviewed by the Impact metal channel before the band's May 7 concert in Budapest, Hungary. You can now watch the chat below. Asked if LACUNA COIL has commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to 2016's "Delirium" album, Andrea said: "No, we haven't started. ...

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LACUNA COIL Re-Signs With CENTURY MEDIA

Currently celebrating their 20th anniversary, Italian metal icons LACUNA COIL and the band's longtime label, Century Media, have decided that it is time to enter another chapter in their relationship. Both parties are pleased to announce that LACUNA COIL have just signed a new deal with Century Media. LACUNA COIL lead vocalist Cristina Scabbia shared ...

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EPICA To Tour North America With LACUNA COIL, INSOMNIUM

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA will return to North America this August and September for "The Ultimate Principle Tour" with LACUNA COIL, INSOMNIUM and ELANTRIS. EPICA frontwoman Simone Simons and EPICA guitar player Isaac Delahaye comment: "You asked for more, you'll get more! After all the great reactions we got on our latest album, 'The Holographic ...

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MAX + IGOR CAVALERA To Tour Europe With OVERKILL, INSOMNIUM

Former SEPULTURA members Max Cavalera (guitar, vocals) and Igor Cavalera (drums) will embark on another European tour in November to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the band's classic album "Roots" by performing the LP in its entirety. Support on the trek, dubbed "MTV Headbangers' Ball Tour 2017", will come from OVERKILL, INSOMNIUM and DESERTED FEAR. ...

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BARREN EARTH To Record Fourth Album In March

Finnish progressive death metal outfit BARREN EARTH will enter Woodshed Studios in March with producer Victor Bullok (a.k.a. V. Santura) to record the follow-up to 2015's "On Lonely Towers" album. Vocalist Jón comments: "We are working towards a darker and more aggressive feel, which we attempt to express both experimentally and with a good dose ...

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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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OMNIUM GATHERUM Signs Worldwide Deal With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Finnish melodic death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have inked a deal with Century Media Records. Having previously been signed to the label for North America with their latest album, "Grey Heavens", the band's upcoming efforts will now be released worldwide via Century Media. States OMNIUM GATHERUM guitarist Markus Vanhala: "We're very loud and proud to announce ...

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INSOMNIUM: Third Trailer For 'Winter's Gate' Album

Finnish melodic deathsters INSOMNIUM will release their new album, "Winter's Gate", on September 23 via Century Media. A concept album made up of one epic 40-minute song, the effort is built around a short story, "Winter's Gate" ("Talven Portti" in Finnish), written by vocalist and bassist Niilo Sevänen, recipient of numerous Finnish awards and nominations. ...

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INSOMNIUM: Second Trailer For 'Winter's Gate' Album

Finnish melodic deathsters INSOMNIUM will release their new album, "Winter's Gate", on September 23 via Century Media. A concept album made up of one epic 40-minute song, the effort is built around a short story, "Winter's Gate" ("Talven Portti" in Finnish), written by vocalist and bassist Niilo Sevänen, recipient of numerous Finnish awards and nominations. ...

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INSOMNIUM: First Trailer For 'Winter's Gate' Album

Finnish melodic deathsters INSOMNIUM will release their new album, "Winter's Gate", on September 23 via Century Media. A concept album made up of one epic 40-minute song, the effort is built around a short story, "Winter's Gate" ("Talven Portti" in Finnish), written by vocalist and bassist Niilo Sevänen, recipient of numerous Finnish awards and nominations. ...

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INSOMNIUM: 'Winter's Gate' Album Artwork Unveiled

Finnish melodic deathsters INSOMNIUM will release their new album, "Winter's Gate", on September 23 via Century Media. A concept album made up of one epic 40-minute song, the effort is built around a short story, "Winter's Gate" ("Talven Portti" in Finnish), written by vocalist and bassist Niilo Sevänen, recipient of numerous Finnish awards and nominations. ...

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INSOMNIUM To Release 'Winter's Gate' Album, Book In September

Finnish melodic deathsters INSOMNIUM have been forging a very special release during the past few months. Titled "Winter's Gate", it is a concept album made up of one epic 40-minute song. The album is built around a short story, "Winter's Gate" ("Talven Portti" in Finnish), written by vocalist and bassist Niilo Sevänen, recipient of numerous ...

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Finland's SWALLOW THE SUN Signs With CENTURY MEDIA

Century Media Records and SWALLOW THE SUN have announced a worldwide deal to release the band's upcoming albums. Jens Prüter, head of A&R at Century Media Records in Europe, comments: "It's probably no news that we love the dark side of Finland. But we are very proud to finally work with one of the darkest ...

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THE HAUNTED To Release New Studio Album This Year

Swedish metallers THE HAUNTED have commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to 2014's "Exit Wounds" album. Guitarist Patrik Jensen states: "Not known as a band that likes to rest on our laurels, we're pushing ahead with the follow-up to last year's 'Exit Wounds' album! We have most of the stuff written already, [and are] ...

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INSOMNIUM: 'Shadows Of The Dying Sun' First-Week Chart Positions

"Shadows Of The Dying Sun", the sixth studio album from Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Finland: #2 Germany: #18 Switzerland: #33 Austria: #38 "Shadows Of The Dying Sun" was released on April 28 in Europe and on April 29 in North America via Century Media Records. All the ...

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INSOMNIUM: 'While We Sleep' Video Released

The official video for the song "While We Sleep" from Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's sixth studio album, "Shadows Of The Dying Sun", which will be released on April 28 in Europe and on April 29 in North America via Century Media Records. All ...

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INSOMNIUM: 'Revelations' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the song "Revelations" from Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's sixth studio album, "Shadows Of The Dying Sun", which will be released on April 28 in Europe and on April 29 in North America via Century Media Records. All the ...

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INSOMNIUM To Release 'Shadows Of The Dying Sun' In April

Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM will release their sixth studio album, "Shadows Of The Dying Sun", on April 28 in Europe and on April 29 in North America via Century Media Records. All the drums were recorded at studio SF Sound with Kimmo Perkkiö while the rest of the instruments were laid down at studio ...

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INSOMNIUM's VILLE FRIMAN: The 'New Songs Sound Just Amazing'

Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM have finished recording their new album for a spring release via Century Media Records. In order to achieve the best production in the band's history, they decided to track drums at SF Sound (with Kimmo Perkkiö), located in INSOMNIUM's former hometown (Joensuu), while laying down the remaining instruments at studio ...

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INSOMNIUM's VILLE FRIMAN Checks In From The Studio

Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM are currently recording their new album for an early 2014 release via Century Media Records. Says INSOMNIUM guitarist/vocalist Ville Friman: "We've now recorded rhythm guitars for five songs. "In addition to Marshall+EVH combo, we're also using Mesa Single Rectifier and my seven-stringed Mayones to add some more depth and fatness ...

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INSOMNIUM's NIILO SEVÄNEN Interviewed By METAL M PRODUCTIONS (Video)

Metal M Productions conducted an interview with Niilo Sevänen (vocals, bass) of Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM during the band's recent U.K. tour with CHILDREN OF BODOM. You can now watch the chat below. INSOMNIUM recently released the first song, "Ephemeral", off its forthcoming album, to be released in 2014 via Century Media Records. The ...

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INSOMNIUM: New Song 'Ephemeral' Released

Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM have released the first song, "Ephemeral", off their forthcoming album, to be released in 2014 via Century Media Records. The first track to feature new guitarist Markus Vanhala (also in OMNIUM GATHERUM), who replaced Ville Vänni in 2011, "Ephemeral" will be made available digitally in Europe on September 23 and ...

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