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AMORAL: 'Wrapped In Barbwire' Video Released

"Wrapped In Barbwire", the new video from the Finnish metal/hard rock outfit AMORAL, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's fifth album, "Beneath", which 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 by Spanish ...

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DEAD SHAPE FIGURE In Pre-Production With SAMAEL's XY

Alexandre Locher (also known as Xytras or Xy) of Swiss industrial black metallers SAMAEL recently travelled to Finland to oversee pre-production on the new album from the Finnish modern thrash/death-influenced metal band DEAD SHAPE FIGURE. It's been years since Xy produced an album for another band; it started with MISERY's "Mystic" CD in 1993; he ...

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AMORAL Interviewed On KVRX AUSTIN RADIO (Audio)

Laura of KVRX Austin Radio conducted an interview with Finnish metallers AMORAL on March 13 while the band was in Austin, Texas to perform at the SXSW (South By Southwest) festival. You can now listen to the chat below. AMORAL's fifth album, "Beneath", entered the official chart in Finland at position No. 30. Released on ...

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FINNISH METAL AWARDS: Winners Announced

TURISAS was the big winner at the Finnish Metal Awards, which was held Saturday night (February 18) during the Finnish Metal Expo (the main event of Helsinki Metal Meeting) at the Cable Factory in Helsinki, Finland. The winners were selected by the general public in the months preceding the event, by Internet and SMS. In ...

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TRACEDAWN To Release 'Lizard Dusk' Next Week

Finnish metallers TRACEDAWN will release their new album, "Lizard Dusk", on February 15 via Redhouse. The CD was produced and co-recorded by Tuomas Yli-Jaskari, Perttu Kurttila and Vili Itäpelto at Seawolf and Redhouse Studios, mixed by Henrik Udd at Studio Fredman in Sweden and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox. "Lizard Dusk" marks TRACEDAWN's first ...

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SHEAR: Debut Album Details Revealed

SHEAR, the Helsinki, Finland-based six-piece metal act featuring former/current members of AMORAL, OMNIUM GATHERUM, IMPERANON, ELENIUM and CRYSTAL BLAZE, will release its full-length debut, "Breaking The Stillness", via Lifeforce Records on the following dates: March 13 - North America March 23 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland March 28 - Finland March 26 - Rest Of Europe ...

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DEAD SHAPE FIGURE: 'Strangle The Hero' Photo Video Released

"Strangle The Hero", the new "photo video" from the Finnish modern thrash/death-influenced metal band DEAD SHAPE FIGURE, can be seen below. The photos for the clip were taken by Toni Salminen and Mika Ringman . "Strangle The Hero" comes off DEAD SHAPE FIGURE's mini-CD, "Dev!lle Ride", which was released via Dynamic Arts Records. The track ...

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NIGHTWISH, SONATA ARCTICA Members Featured On New RASKASTA JOULUA EP

RASKASTA JOULUA, the Christmas project featuring several well-known Finnish hard rock and heavy metal musicians, has released a new EP called "Jouluksi Kotiin". It includes one new studio recording, of the EP's title track, with Tony Kakko (SONATA ARCTICA, NORTHERN KINGS) on vocals and four live versions of previously released songs from the group. "Jouluksi ...

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SHEAR Signs With LIFEFORCE RECORDS

Lifeforce Records has announced the signing of SHEAR, the Helsinki, Finland-based six-piece metal act featuring former/current members of AMORAL, OMNIUM GATHERUM, IMPERANON, ELENIUM and CRYSTAL BLAZE. The band's as-yet-untitled full-length debut will be released in March 2012. The group previously described the new tracks as "really diverse, ranging from very melodic songs to heavier riff-oriented ...

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THE NIBIRUAN Announces Lineup Changes

Vocalist Asim Searah has left THE NIBIRUAN the Finnish metal band featuring former AMORAL guitarist Silver Ots alongside Lauri Koskenniemi (guitar) of SHEAR in order to join KIUAS. He has since been replaced by Jules Nveri (PROFANE OMEN, ENEMY OF THE SUN). THE NIBIRUAN also parted ways with Eerik Purdon (bass) and recruited a new ...

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AMORAL To Film New Video Tomorrow

Finnish metal/hard rock outfit AMORAL will film a new video tomorrow (Monday, November 28) at On The Rocks in Helsinki. According to a posting on the band's Facebook page, AMORAL "need[s] a few people to act as audience in one short scene. Anyone up for it? This would be around 15.00 - 16.00. Just show ...

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METALLICA And LOU REED Perform On BBC's 'Later... With Jools Holland'; Video Available

METALLICA and Lou Reed performed earlier tonight (Tuesday, November 8) on BBC's television show "Later... With Jools Holland". The former VELVET UNDERGROUND singer and the heavy metal titans appeared together on the program to promote their new collaborative album "Lulu", which was released last week. METALLICA and Reed performed the song "Iced Honey" off "Lulu" ...

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LOU REED And METALLICA: First 'Lulu' Chart Positions Revealed

METALLICA's collaborative album with Lou Reed, titled "Lulu", has registered the following first-week positions so far: Australia: #33 Belgium: #30 Finland: #20 Ireland: #36 Netherlands: #17 Norway: #11 Sweden: #9 U.K.: #36 "Lulu" is likely to sell between 12,000 and 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to industry ...

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AMORAL's 'Beneath' Lands On Finnish Chart

"Beneath", the fifth album from the Finnish metal/hard rock outfit AMORAL, entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 30. Released on October 26, the CD came equipped with a stunning 18-page poster booklet (made by Spanish artist Marta Nael), expanding the cover artwork into all its glory. "Beneath" ...

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Lulu - LOU REED & METALLICA

It might have sounded good on paper. That's the only explanation one can come up with for the genesis of "Lulu", the surprise collaborative album by METALLICA and Lou Reed that first had fans scratching their heads and now, since the album surfaced online ahead of this week's release, shaking them in horror. It could ...

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AMORAL: The Animated Interview

An animated "South Park"-style video version of a September 2011 interview with Finnish metal/hard rock outfit AMORAL conducted by several of the band's fans can be viewed below (interview by Terri A. Willis, script and animation by Szilvia Szilgy). AMORAL's fifth album, "Beneath", is being released today (Wednesday, October 26). The CD comes equipped with ...

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AMORAL: 'Beneath' Artwork, Release Date Revealed

"Beneath", the fifth album from the Finnish metal/hard rock outfit AMORAL, will be released on October 26. Visit the official AMORAL webshop to see the different bundle options of the CD with all-new shirt designs. All pre-ordered albums will be signed by the whole band. The album comes equipped with a stunning 18-page ...

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AMORAL: Another New Song Available For Streaming

"(Won't Go) Home", a brand new song from the Finnish metal/hard rock outfit AMORAL, can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Beneath", which is scheduled for release in October. Whereas the CD's first single, "Same Difference", leaned towards hard rock, "(Won't Go) Home", with its riff-oriented ...

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SHEAR: More Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

SHEAR, the new Helsinki, Finland-based six-piece metal act featuring former/current members of AMORAL, OMNIUM GATHERUM, IMPERANON, ELENIUM and CRYSTAL BLAZE, is currently recording its debut album at Stereotype studios for a tentative late 2011 release. The band previously described the new tracks as "really diverse, ranging from very melodic songs to heavier riff-oriented songs." The ...

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AMORAL: New Single Available For Streaming

"Same Difference", the new single from the Finnish metal/hard rock outfit AMORAL, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. Released on May 17, "Same Difference" gives a little taste of things to come on the upcoming CD, "Beneath", due for release in October. "'Same Difference' is one of my favorite tracks off the new ...

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AMORAL To Release 'Same Difference' Single

Finnish metal/hard rock outfit AMORAL will release the first single from its new album, "Beneath", on May 17. "Same Difference" gives a little taste of things to come on the upcoming CD, due for release in October. "'Same Difference' is one of my favorite tracks off the new album," guitarist Ben Varon says of the ...

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AMORAL Completes Work On 'Beneath'

Finnish metal/hard rock outfit AMORAL has completed work on its fifth studio album. "Beneath" was recorded at Sound Supreme studios in Hämeenlinna, Finland, and was produced by Janne Saksa and guitarist Ben Varon. The CD will be released in late 2011, with the first single out by the beginning of summer. "I'd describe the album ...

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SHEAR: More Footage From The Studio Posted Online

SHEAR, the new Helsinki, Finland-based six-piece metal act featuring former/current members of AMORAL, OMNIUM GATHERUM, IMPERANON, ELENIUM and CRYSTAL BLAZE, has entered Sonic Pump studios to begin recording its debut album for a late 2011 release. The second in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the studio can be viewed below. Commented ...

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SHEAR Begins Recording Debut Album; Video Available

SHEAR, the new Helsinki, Finland-based six-piece metal act featuring former/current members of AMORAL, OMNIUM GATHERUM, IMPERANON, ELENIUM and CRYSTAL BLAZE, has entered Sonic Pump studios to begin recording its debut album for a late 2011 release. The first in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the studio can be viewed below. Commented ...

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TORNADO Preparing To Enter Studio

TORNADO (formerly NEMESIS DIVINA), the American, Dutch and Finnish metal band featuring members of AMORAL and FUELBLOODED, is preparing to enter Abyss Studio in Pärlby, Sweden under the watchful eye of Swedish producer and HYPOCRISY/PAIN mainman Peter Tägtgren to record its debut album, "Amsterdamn, Hellsinki", for release via the French label Listenable Records. The group ...

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THE NIBIRUAN Back In The Studio

THE NIBIRUAN, the new Finnish metal band featuring former AMORAL guitarist Silver Ots alongside Lauri Koskenniemi (guitar) and Eerik Purdon (bass) of SHEAR, has issued the following update: "We entered the studio last weekend to record some new stuff and man has it been a blast. Everything has worked out better than we anticipated and ...

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