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OMNIUM GATHERUM To Enter Studio In March

Finland's OMNIUM GATHERUM have issued the following update: "OMNIUM GATHERUM will begin to record the fourth magnum opus extravaganza in March and this time the album will be done in three different studios; recordings will be done at Sound Supreme Studios by Janne Saksa and at SouthEastSounds by Teemu Aalto and the mixing and mastering ...

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Reunited Thrashers SACRIFICE To Headline MANITOBA METALFEST 2008

Canadian thrashers SACRIFICE are back to perform for the first time since their reunion show in 2006. The band's original lineup of Rob Urbinati (guitar, vocals), Joe Rico (guitar), Gus Pynn (drums) and Scott Watts (bass) will headline the second night of the Manitoba Metalfest 2008 on Saturday, March 29 at the Zoo in Winnipeg, ...

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HELION: New Songtitles Revealed

Finnish melodic metallers HELION have issued the following update: "We're working on new material as we speak. Long-distance connections seem to work just fine. We've managed to pull together a couple of cool songs in a blink of an eye. Well, maybe two blinks… But still. Working titles for songs (more or less permanent) include ...

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HELION Announces New Singer

Finnish melodic metallers HELION have recruited Simo Autio, mastermind behind the now-defunct CAUSEMOS, to be the group's new lead singer. "Knowing his scale of talent on the music field, we're excited to have him onboard," the band said in a statement. "It is fair to say, he is likely to be adding a whole new ...

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OMNIUM GATHERUM Begins Work On New Material

Finnish death metallers OMNIUM GATHERUM have issued the following update: "We have started to breed new OMNIUM GATHERUM material in the home studios and in the new rehearsal place and so far there's about 5+ song skeletons ready and willing! ...And yeah, of course it's the best material we've ever... blaah blaah...That's for sure! The ...

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NORTHER: In Mixing Mode

Finnish metallers NORTHER have finished recording their new album at Astia Studios with producer Anssi Kippo. "Despite all the problems with our schedule everything went fine in the end," the band writes on its web site. "We are really damn happy with the results. We are now in Studio Fredman in Hyssna, Sweden to do ...

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AMORAL Members Schedule Finnish Clinics

AMORAL drummer Juhana "Juffi" Karlsson and guitarist Ben Varon have scheduled the following clinics in Finland (Juffi is promoting Pearl Drums while Ben is showcasing Jackson Guitars): Sep. 20 - DLX Music, Kuopio Oct. 03 - DLX Music, Helsinki Both clinics will start at 4:30 p.m. Expect demonstrations of some of the new AMORAL songs, ...

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AMORAL Parts Ways With Bassist

Finnish metallers AMORAL have announced the departure of bassist Erkki Silvennoinen. "No big drama behind the scenes; he is simply involved in too many projects to keep up with our hectic pace," the band writes in a statement. "And especially now, with a new album coming out and tons of gigs and promotion to do, ...

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AMORAL: 'Leave Your Dead Behind' Video Posted Online

Finnish hard-rockin' and turbo-lovin' quintet AMORAL has posted its video for the song "Leave Your Dead Behind" at YouTube. Spikefarm Records released the Internet-only "Leave Your Dead Behind" single on June 6. The bonus track for this release was a cover of Swedish pop star PANDORA's song "The Naked Sun". AMORAL's back catalogue ...

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UNLEASHED Confirmed For Finland's JALOMETALLI Festival

Swedish death metal legends UNLEASHED have been confirmed for the 2007 edition of the Jalometalli festival, set to take place August 17-18 at Club Teatria in Oulu, Finland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ALTARIA AMORAL BURNING POINT CANDLEMASS DEATHCHAIN DOMINATION BLACK ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW GRAVE HOLY MOSES HORNA ...

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PROFANE OMEN Finishes Recording New EP

Finnish death 'n' roll band PROFANE OMEN has finished recording a new EP, entitled "Disconnected", at Villvox Studio under the watchful eyes of engineer Aleksanteri Kuosa and producer Ville Sorvali. The EP will be mixed beginning on June 19 for a fall release. "Disconnected" EP track listing: 01. Disconnected 02. In Fear 03. Breed Suffocation, ...

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NORTHER To Enter The Studio In August/September

Finnish metallers NORTHER will enter Astia Studios in August/September to with producer Anssi Kippo to record their new album, tentatively due in early 2008. NORTHER will embark on a European headlining tour in October/November. Support on the trek will come from AMORAL and DRONE. The band will also play two shows in Russia in November. ...

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NORTHER To Play Russia In November

Finnish metallers NORTHER will play two shows in Russia in November. Special guests will be DARZAMAT from Poland and ILLNATH from Denmark. The details are as follows: Nov. 23 - RUS - Moscow - Tochka Nov. 24 - RUS – St. Petersburg - Club Port NORTHER will embark on a European headlining tour in October/November. ...

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HELION: 'God Of Fire' Live Video Available

Finnish melodic metallers HELION have posted a video of the song "God of Fire", recorded live during the band's April 27, 2007 concert at Torvi in Lahti, Finland. The clip, which can be viewed at YouTube, features a guest appearance on vocals by Kärtsy Hatakka of WALTARI as HELION is still searching for ...

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