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INSOMNIUM To Enter Studio In April

Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM have issued the following update: "The fifth INSOMNIUM studio album is beginning to take shape. We had a three-day training and songwriting session last week and we can now say that we have about eight songs more or less ready. We are entering the studio in April so we should ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM: 'New World Shadows' Album Teaser Available

A teaser for "New World Shadows", the fifth album from Finnish melodic death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM, can be viewed below. The CD will be released via Lifeforce Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland: February 4 Sweden, Finland, Hungary: February 9 Rest Of Europe: February 7 North America: March 1 "New World Shadows" was ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM: 'New World Shadows' Full-Track Teaser Posted Online

A full-track teaser for the song "New World Shadows" from Finnish melodic death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM is available in the YouTube clip below. The track is the title cut of the band's fifth album, "New World Shadows", which will be released via Lifeforce Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland: February 4 Sweden, Finland, ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM: Finnish Tour Dates Announced

Finnish melodic death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have scheduled the following dates: Feb. 09 - Jyväskylä, Finland - Lutakko Feb. 10 - Kuopio, Finland - Henry's Pub Feb. 11 - Oulu, Finland - Nuclear Nightclub Feb. 12 - Karhula, Finland - Sam's Pub Feb. 23 - Helsinki, Finland - Tavastia Mar. 10 - Jyväskylä, Finland - ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM: 'Soul Journeys' Video Released

"Soul Journeys", the new Jussi Rautaniemi-directed video from Finnish melodic death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's fifth album, "New World Shadows", which will be released via Lifeforce Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland: February 4, 2011 Sweden, Finland, Hungary: February 9, 2011 Rest Of Europe: ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM's New Album To Feature Guest Appearances By DAN SWANÖ, INSOMNIUM's SEVÄNEN

Finnish melodic death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM will release their fifth album, "New World Shadows", via Lifeforce Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland: February 4, 2011 Sweden, Finland, Hungary: February 9, 2011 Rest Of Europe: February 7, 2011 North America: March 1, 2011 The CD was recorded at Astia Studio 2 in Lappeenranta and ...

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CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS Is Looking For The Next Finnish 'Metal Star'

Since it first worked with SENTENCED back in 1993, Century Media Records has been known for delivering first-class Finnish metal from the likes of TURISAS, FINNTROLL, POISONBLACK, TIMO KOTIPELTO, NORTHER, THE MAN-EATING TREE, KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI and the label's latest signing, INSOMNIUM. Now Century Media has teamed up with the Finnish Metal Expo, Inferno (Finland's leading ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Issues Post-Tour Update

Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have issued the following update: "What a ride! After having spent most of the year touring other continents and laying to waste innumerable summer festivals, we finally brought the 'We Are The Void' experience to the European club circuit. "The whole 'Where Death Is Most Alive Part II' experience ...

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INSOMNIUM Signs Worldwide Deal With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM have inked a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The band will enter the studio before the end of the year to begin recording its new album for a 2011 release. Commented the group in a statement: "Throughout the spring and summer we negotiated with several attractive labels, but in ...

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VERTIGO STEPS: 'The Melancholy Hour' Artwork Unveiled

The cover artwork for "The Melancholy Hour", the sophomore album from Portuguese metal act VERTIGO STEPS — the ambitious offspring of Bruno A (ARCANE WISDOM, UNDERSTREAM, REDSTAINS) — can be viewed below. The CD cover and other photographic artwork (which will also be revealed soon) were created by the same artist who envisioned the band's ...

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VERTIGO STEPS: First Guest Musicians For Sophomore Album Revealed

Jules Näveri (PROFANE OMEN, INSOMNIUM, ENEMY OF THE SUN), Stein R Sordal (SORDAL, GREEN CARNATION) and Sophie (UNDERSTREAM) will make guest appearances on the sophomore album from the Portuguese metal act VERTIGO STEPS — the ambitious offspring of Bruno A (ARCANE WISDOM, UNDERSTREAM, REDSTAINS). Entitled "The Melancholy Hour", the CD will see Näveri (a former ...

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W.A.S.P., CROWBAR Confirmed For Finland's TUSKA Festival

W.A.S.P. and CROWBAR have been confirmed for the thirteenth annual Tuska festival, set to take place July 2-4, 2010 in Helsinki, Finland. Devin Townsend will perform his "Ziltoid The Omniscient" concept album in its entirety on Friday, July 2 as a special one-off world-exclusive show. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, July ...

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TRIPTYKON, SKELETONWITCH, WARBRINGER Confirmed For Germany's SUMMER BREEZE Festival

TRIPTYKON, SKELETONWITCH and WARBRINGER have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-21, 2010 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: 1349 AGNOSTIC FRONT AHAB ANATHEMA ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY ASPHYX BARREN EARTH BEHEMOTH CALLISTO CANNIBAL CORPSE CHILDREN OF BODOM CUMULO NIMBUS ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY: 'We Are The Void' First-Week Sales Revealed

"We Are The Void", the ninth album from Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY, sold around 2,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 15 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Frontman Interviewed On 'Ryan's Rock Show'

Vocalist Mikael Stanne of Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY was interviewed for this week's edition of "Ryan's Rock Show". During the chat, which can be viewed below, Stanne discusses the early '90s Gothenburg music scene that changed the world of heavy music and the band's new album, "We Are The Void". A track-by-track breakdown ...

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INSOMNIUM: New Interview, Performance Footage Available

Stalkermusic conducted an interview with the guitarists Ville Friman and Ville Vänni of Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM on January 23, 2010 at Kairo Bar in Kotka, Finland. The eight-minute clip, which can be viewed below, includes exclusive footage from INSOMINUM's last European tour with SWALLOW THE SUN and OMNIUM GATHERUM. (Note: The interview was ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Frontman Interviewed By MTV MUSIC BLOG

Jon Wiederhorn of the MTV Music Blog recently conducted an interview with vocalist Mikael Stanne of Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY about the creation of the band's new album, "We Are the Void"; the addition of new bassist Daniel Antonsson (who replaced veteran player Mikael Niklasson in 2008) and Mikael's newfound obsession with Swedish ...

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