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CROWN THE LOST: New Album Details Revealed

Pittsburgh-based melodic thrash metallers CROWN THE LOST will enter Soundscape Studios on January 26, 2008 with producer/engineer Dave Watson to record their sophomore effort, "Blind Faith Loyalty". The follow-up to 2006's critically acclaimed "Reverence Dies Within" "expands upon CROWN THE LOST's intricate and memorable blend of progressively tinged thrash and melodic metal, this time with ...

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HATEFORM: Debut Album Details Revealed

Finnish death/thrash metallers HATEFORM have set "Dominance" as the title of their debut album, due on January 30, 2008 via 7:45 Records. According to the band, "'Dominance' will sound just like the band has done this far — a brutal kick to the stomach and all of your teeth punched in. It's going to be ...

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INSOMNIUM: New Concert Footage Posted Online

Fan-filmed video footage of INSOMNIUM's November 18, 2007 performance at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland can be viewed below (courtesy of "mellipossu"). INSOMNIUM's video for the song "Mortal Share", from their current album, titled "Above the Weeping World", can be viewed on YouTube. Released October 17, 2006, "Above the Weeping World" was recorded at ...

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SCAR SYMMETRY: New Album Title Announced

Swedish metallers SCAR SYMMETRY have issued the following update: "We're back home from the Live Consternation North American tour, together with KATATONIA, INSOMNIUM and SWALLOW THE SUN. It's been an amazing month and we've had nothing but the best of times. We would like to sincerely thank everyone for coming out each night, checking us ...

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GHOST BRIGADE: Finnish Dates Announced

Finland's GHOST BRIGADE has scheduled the following dates: Oct. 26 - Lutakko - Jyväskylä, Finland (with INSOMNIUM) Oct. 27 - Painotalo - Aänekoski, Finland Apr. 18-19 - Rytmikorjaamo - Seinäjoki, Finland (Firebox Metal Fest) A brand new GHOST BRIGADE track, entitled "Rails at the River", has been made available for download at this ...

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HATEFORM Signs With 7:45 RECORDS

Finnish death/thrash metallers HATEFORM have inked a deal with 7:45 Records. The group's full-length debut is tentatively scheduled for release in early 2008. Formed in 2004, HATEFORM is compiled of long time musicians and friends, as the trio of Tuomas Vähämaa (drums), Joni Suodenjärvi (bass) and Tomy Laisto (guitar) has played together for over a ...

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AMORPHIS, HANOI ROCKS To Perform At RADIO ROCK FINLANDIA

AMORPHIS and HANOI ROCKS will perform at Radio Rock Finlandia at the Helsinki Ice Hall on December 5, the eve of the Finnish Independence Day. The concert will be hosted by Radio Rock and broadcast live on said radio station as well as on Finnish TV channel 4 (Nelonen). Other bands featured at the event ...

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AMORPHIS: 'Silent Waters' Enters German Chart At No. 44

AMORPHIS' new album, "Silent Waters", has entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 44. As previously reported, "Silent Waters", is now available for streaming in its entirety at MP3.com. Due in North America September 18, the CD is the second AMORPHIS album to feature singer Tomi Joutsen (SINISTHRA). It was recorded ...

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INSOMNIUM: North American Tour Blog Launched

Finland's INSOMNIUM is currently on the road in North America with fellow countrymen SWALLOW THE SUN as well as Sweden's KATATONIA and SCAR SYMMETRY as part of the Live Consternation tour. A tour diary/blog maintained by INSOMNIUM guitarist Ville Friman can be found at this location. INSOMNIUM's video for the song "Mortal Share", ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN Drummer Forced To Miss North American Tour

SWALLOW THE SUN drummer Pasi Pasanen is forced to miss the Finnish band's North American tour with INSOMNIUM, KATATONIA and SCAR SYMMETRY due to "work-related issues." He will be temporarily replaced by Kai Hahto (WINTERSUN, ex-ROTTEN SOUND). The trek is scheduled to kick off September 4 in West Springfield, Virginia and run through September 26 ...

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KATATONIA: Video Footage From BRUTAL ASSAULT Festival Available

Fan-filmed video footage of Swedish metallers KATATONIA performing the song "Evidence" at this year's Brutal Assault festival, which took place August 9-11 at the Old Army Fortress Josefov in Jaromer, Czech Republic (Jaromer is situated 130 km east of Prague, 20km north from Hradec Kralove), has been posted at YouTube. Watch the clip below. KATATONIA ...

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AMORPHIS: 'Silent Waters' Video Posted Online

Finnish metallers AMORPHIS have released their video for the song "Silent Waters". Watch the clip below. An e-card for AMORPHIS's upcoming album, "Silent Waters", has been made available at this location. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki, Finland. Mixing duties were handled by Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS) at Finnvox ...

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AMORPHIS To Tour Russia, Ukraine In October

Finnish metallers AMORPHIS will embark on a short tour of Russia and Ukraine in October. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 07 - Kiev (UA), venue tba Oct. 09 - Khabarovsk (RU), Circus Oct. 10 - Vladivostok (RU), [venue to be announced] Oct. 12 - Moscow (RU), Apelsin Oct. 13 - Rostov (RU), Dk Rostselmash ...

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AMORPHIS: New 'Silent Waters' E-Card Available

An e-card for AMORPHIS's upcoming album, "Silent Waters", has been made available at this location. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki, Finland. Mixing duties were handled by Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS) at Finnvox studios. "Silent Waters" track listing: 01. Weaving The Incantation 02. A Servant 03. Silent Waters 04. ...

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KATATONIA: Mexican Shows Announced

At the end of its upcoming North American tour, Sweden's KATATONIA will head to Mexico for the first time ever to play two exclusive gigs in Mexico City and Monterrey. "We can't wait to meet all our Mexican friends coming out for these special occasions," the band writes on its web site. "It's been a ...

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KATATONIA: ROSKILDE FESTIVAL Photos Available

Mestrock.se has uploaded photos of KATATONIA's July 6, 2007 concert at the Roskilde Festival, which is taking place July 5-8 in Roskilde, Denmark. Check them out at this location. KATATONIA will team up with support acts SCAR SYMMETRY, INSOMNIUM and SWALLOW THE SUN for a North American tour this fall. Kicking of September ...

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STRATOVARIUS Confirmed For Finland's TUSKA Festival

Finnish melodic metallers STRATOVARIUS have been confirmed for the Tuska open-air festival, set to take place June 29 - July 1 at Kaisaniemi in Helsinki, Finland. STRATOVARIUS will top the bill on Sunday, July 1. A total of 32 bands on three stages will perform over the course of three days. In addition to this, ...

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AMORPHIS: 'Silent Waters' Single Samples Available

Nuclear Blast Records has posted audio samples from AMORPHIS' upcoming single, "Silent Waters", at this location. Due on June 27, the "Silent Waters" single will contain the following tracks: 01. Silent Waters (edit) 02. Sign 03. Silent Waters (album version) The cover artwork for AMORPHIS's upcoming album, "Silent Waters", has been posted online ...

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MOONSPELL Confirmed For Finland's TUSKA Festival

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL have been confirmed for the Tuska open-air festival, set to take place June 29 - July 1 at Kaisaniemi in Helsinki, Finland. A total of 32 bands on three stages will perform over the course of three days. In addition to this, a couple of dozen bands will be appearing at the ...

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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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AMORPHIS: 'Silent Waters' Album Artwork Available

The cover artwork for AMORPHIS's upcoming album, "Silent Waters", has been posted online at this location. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump studios in Helsinki, Finland. Mixing duties were handled by Mikko Karmila (NIGHTWISH, STRATOVARIUS) at Finnvox studios. "Silent Waters" track listing: 01. Weaving The Incantation 02. A Servant 03. Silent Waters ...

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