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AMORAL: New Single Posted Online

Finnish metallers AMORAL have posted their first single with new vocalist Ari Koivunen, "Year Of The Suckerpunch", on their MySpace page. In addition to the title track, which was written and composed by guitarist Ben Varon, the single — due in Finland on February 11 — will include a cover of the MISFITS ...

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AMORAL To Release New Single In February

Finnish metallers AMORAL will release their first single with new vocalist Ari Koivunen, "Year Of The Suckerpunch", on February 11. In addition to the title track, which was written and composed by guitarist Ben Varon, the single will include a cover of the MISFITS song "Dig Up Her Bones". "Year Of The Suckerpunch" will make ...

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Canadian Thrash Legends RAZOR To Headline MANITOBA METALFEST

Canadian thrash legends RAZOR will headline this year's Manitoba Metalfest, set to take place March 26-28 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Thursday, March 26 at Wild Planet (all ages; $10 in advance, $12 at the door): DIVINITY ELECTRO QUARTERSTAFF PORT AMORAL ANNEX THEORY Friday, March 27 at the ...

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ARI KOIVUNEN Sings Finnish Christmas Songs; Video Available

Finnish heavy metal singer Ari Koivunen (AMORAL) took part in the December 20, 2008 performance at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland by RASKASTA JOULUA (Heavy Christmas) — a special project which celebrates Christmas and its music tradition mixed with metal. Watch fan-filmed video footage of the performance below. Ari Koivunen, 24, is best known as the ...

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PROFANE OMEN: 'Inherit The Void' Track Listing Revealed

Finnish metal band PROFANE OMEN has completed work on its sophomore full-length album, "Inherit The Void", for a March 2009 release through Playground Music Scandinavia. The group once again recorded the effort with producer Ville Sorvali of MOONSORROW and Aleksanteri Kuosa. "Inherit The Void" track listing: 01. Seconds (intro) 02. Base 03. Information 04. Superpowertrip ...

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AMORAL Joined By Singer ARI KOIVUNEN

Finnish metallers AMORAL have issued the following update: "AMORAL is a five-piece again! Since the announcement of Niko [Kalliojärvi, vocals] leaving, we've received tons of applications from singers all over the world. As we mentioned earlier, we wanted to find a guy who was not only able to handle the growling of the old songs, ...

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2008 Edition Of 'Dimebag Beyond Forever Tour': Details Revealed

A dozen or so Finnish metal musicians will take part in the fifth annual "Dimebag Beyond Forever Tour", set to kick off in early December. The four-date trek will honor the legendary PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, who was shot and killed on stage on December 8, 2004. The musicians will perform for free and ...

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ARI KOIVUNEN To Perform With ROCK & ROLL SENSATION In Helsinki

On October 15, Finnish heavy metal vocalist Ari Koivunen will join the band ROCK & ROLL SENSATION on stage at the Apollo Live Club in Helsinki, Finland. They will perform a set of heavy rock and metal classics as part of Apollo's weekly club "Keskiviikot on rock". Previous guest musicians have included Ville Tuomi (SUBURBAN ...

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PROFANE OMEN Launches Studio Diary

Finnish metal band PROFANE OMEN has launched a studio diary documenting the recording sessions for the group's upcoming album. PROFANE OMEN is once again working with producer Ville Sorvali of MOONSORROW and Aleksanteri Kuosa. PROFANE OMEN vocalist Jules Näveri, who is also a member of ENEMY OF THE SUN, recently helped out fellow ...

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AMORAL Hard At Work On New Material

Finnish metallers AMORAL have issued the following update: "We're hard at work on the material for the fourth album, with a few songs ready and a bunch more in the works. So far so good! The songs are coming to us pretty easily and we're very happy with them, hopefully you guys will be too. ...

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ROADRUNNER Signs Three New Bands

Roadrunner Records has announced the signing of three eclectic, up-and-coming new bands to an already diverse roster than includes heavyweights such as NICKELBACK, SLIPKNOT, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, DRAGONFORCE, and THEORY OF A DEADMAN. Roadrunner welcomes DOMMIN, MUTINY and PORT AMORAL to the fold. Los Angeles-based goth rock quartet DOMMIN was discovered by Dirty Icon Productions, a ...

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AMORAL Parts Ways With Singer, Seeks Replacement

Finnish metallers AMORAL have issued the following update: "We are sad to inform you that Niko [Kalliojärvi, vocals] is leaving AMORAL. A while ago he sat us down and told us that he's having serious motivation problems and feels like it's time to do other things. We were in shock, as none of us saw ...

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AMORAL Confirmed For Finland's QSTOCK Festival

Finnish metallers AMORAL will perform at the Qstock festival in Oulu, Finland on July 26. The band will play the Koomalava ("Coma Stage") at 7:20 p.m. Also scheduled to appear are WITHIN TEMPTATION, STURM UND DRANG and WITCHCRAFT. Upcoming AMORAL shows: Jun. 27 - Helsinki, Finland - Tuska Afterparty Jul. 26 - Oulu, Finland - ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM: New Album Title, Track Listing Revealed

Finnish metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM recently finished recording their fourth album, "The Redshift", at Sound Supreme Studios in Hmeenlinna, Finland with Janne Saksa and SouthEastSounds studio in Karhula with Teemu Aalto. The CD was mixed at Unisound Studio in rebro, Sweden by Dan Swan (EDGE OF SANITY, HAIL OF BULLETS, NOVEMBERS DOOM). "The Redshift" track listing: ...

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AMORAL Announces New Bassist

Finnish metallers AMORAL have announced the addition of bassist Pekka Johansson to the group's ranks. "Pekka has been helping us out with our recent live duties, and the vibes been great both on and off stage," the band writes in a statement. "The dude's a great bassist, has a killer stage presence and is good ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM Completes Recording New Album

Finnish metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM recently began recording their fourth album at Sound Supreme Studios in Hmeenlinna, Finland with Janne Saksa and SouthEastSounds studio in Karhula with Teemu Aalto. Commented the band: "All the recordings of the new album are now done and the stuff are in the hands of Dan Swan at Unisound Studio in ...

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HELION: New Album Details Revealed

Finnish melodic metallers HELION have issued the following update: "We're pleased to announce that the next HELION album will be known as 'Bad Dreams and Broken Shadows'. Mastering will take place soon and the projected release date has been set to end of the week: May 2nd." "Bad Dreams and Broken Shadows" track listing: 01. ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM To Support DARK TRANQUILLITY In Helsinki

Finnish metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM will support DARK TRANQUILLITY on Sunday, April 20 at Tavastia in Helsinki. Says the band, "Be there and you might hear some flashes of the new material played there!" OMNIUM GATHERUM recently began recording its fourth album at Sound Supreme Studios in Hmeenlinna, Finland with Janne Saksa and SouthEastSounds studio to ...

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AMORAL Members Keeping Busy With Side Projects, Guest Appearances

Finnish metallers AMORAL have updated their web site with the following message: "As it's getting quieter on the gig-front at the AMORAL camp, the boys have been amusing themselves with other activites. "Juffi [drummer Juhana 'Juffi' Karlsson] joined CRYSTAL BLAZE the prog-metal band hes been playing gigs with as a full-time member, and their new ...

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AMORAL Drummer Joins CRYSTAL BLAZE

Finnish "Wacken Metal Battle 2007" winners CRYSTAL BLAZE have announced the addition of longtime friend, Juhana "Juffi" Karlsson from AMORAL, as their new drummer. According to a press release, "Juffi performed with the band in Qstock (Oulu, Finland) 2007 and Wacken Open Air 2007, as well as recorded drums for the band's latest release, 'Beneath ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM Begins Recording New Album

Finnish metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have issued the following update: "Drum recordings of the fourth OMNIUM GATHERUM album have started at Sound Supreme Studios in Hmeenlinna, Finland with Janne Saksa. Next weekend we'll change the location to our local SouthEastSounds studio to Karhula where we'll be recording the rest of the stuff with Teemu Aalto. The ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM To Enter Studio This Weekend

Finnish metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have issued the following update: "OMNIUM GATHERUM have been confirmed to take part to the last leg of the 'Ithyphallic' Europe Tour in September/October 2008 with NILE, GRAVE and BELPHEGOR. We'll be doing the last leg of the tour and visit UK, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Check out ...

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AMORAL To Support AMORPHIS In Finland

Finnish metallers AMORAL will support AMORPHIS on three dates in their home country during March. The group's schedule is now shaping up as follows: With AMORPHIS: Mar. 06 - Lutakko - Jyväskylä, Finland Mar. 07 - Puijonsarvi - Kuopio, Finland Mar. 08 - Teatria - Oulu, Finland Other AMORAL dates: Mar. 01 - Finlandiaklubi - ...

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HELION Announces Lineup Changes

Finnish melodic metallers HELION have issued the following update: "We regret to announce that as of this day, Kimmo Korhonen [guitar] is no longer a part of HELION camp. There were many reasons to this decision, and the band takes full responsibility of this action. Our apologies to Kimmo, we expect to hear great things ...

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AMORAL: Finnish Dates Announced

Finnish metallers AMORAL have scheduled the following dates: March 01 - Lahti, Finland - Finlandiaklubi (w/ PROFANE OMEN) March 08 - Oulu, Finland - Teatria (w/ AMORPHIS) March 15 - Helsinki, Finland - Curium Metal Club March 22 - Kerava, Finland - Kerava Metal Fest AMORAL last year entered the album chart in Finland at ...

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