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AMORAL Added To DARK FUNERAL's European Tour

Finnish melodic death metallers AMORAL have confirmed for DARK FUNERAL's upcoming European tour. The trek, which also features NAGLFAR and ENDSTILLE on select dates, is scheduled to kick off on February 21 in Helsinki, Finland. A complete list of currently confirmed tour dates can be found at DarkFuneral.se. As previously reported, Candlelight Records ...

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AMORAL: 'Decrowning' U.S. Release Date Set

Candlelight Records USA has set a March 21 U.S. release date for the second album from Finnish melodic death metallers AMORAL, entitled "Decrowning". Three songs from the CD — "Lacrimal Gland", "Denial 101" and "Bleeder" — can be previewed at the Music Export Finland web site at this location (go to "Artists by ...

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DIAMANTHIAN, MAPLE CROSS Schedule Finnish Dates

U.K. death metallers DIAMANTHIAN will be teaming up with Finnish thrash metal band MAPLE CROSS for a tour of Finland beginning in late January. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 19 - Tampere, FIN @ Vastavirta club (w/ BLOODRIDE) Jan. 20 - Helsinki, FIN @ Factory (w/ MALICIOUS DEATH) Jan. 21 - Oulu, FIN @ ...

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GRIMFIST Added To NO MERCY FESTIVALS European Tour

Norway's GRIMFIST have been added to the No Mercy Festivals European tour, set to take place in April. Also appearing on the bill are CANNIBAL CORPSE, KATAKLYSM, FINNTROLL and LEGION OF THE DAMNED. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 04 - Essen, GER @ Zeche Carl Apr. 05 - Ludwigsburg, GER @ Rockfabrik Apr. 06 ...

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AMORAL Confirmed For Finland's JALOMETALLI WINTERFEST

Finnish melodic death metallers AMORAL have been confirmed for the Jalometalli Winterfest, set to take place January 21, 2006 at Teatria in Oulu, Finland. As previously reported, AMORAL have uploaded a live video of the song "Bleeder" at their official web site. The clip was shot on November 5 at Gloria in Helsinki, Finland and ...

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AMORAL: 'Bleeder' Live Video Posted Online

Finnish melodic death metallers AMORAL have uploaded a live video of the song "Bleeder" at their official web site. The clip was shot on November 5 at Gloria in Helsinki, Finland and can be viewed at this location (Windows Media). "Bleeder" comes off AMORAL's second album, "Decrowning", available now on Spikefarm Records. AMORAL ...

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AMORAL: 'Decrowning' International Release Date Pushed Forward

The international release date for Finnish techno-thrashers AMORAL's second album, "Decrowning", is now October 10 and not November 21 as previously announced. The Finnish release date for the CD is still October 5. "Decrowning" was mastered on August 4 at Finnvox studios by Mika Jussila. AMORAL signed a deal with Spikefarm in July 2004 following ...

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AMORAL: New Album Samples Posted Online

Finnish melodic death metallers AMORAL have uploaded two sound samples from their upcoming sophomore album, "Decrowning" due on November 21 via Spikefarm Records (a division of Spinefarm). The CD was mastered on August 4 at Finnvox studios by Mika Jussila. "Decrowning" (view cover here) track listing: 01. Showdown (mp3 clip) 02. ...

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MORS PRINCIPIUM EST: Live Video Posted Online

A live video of MORS PRINCIPIUM EST performing the track "Altered State of Consciousness" at bar Kino in Pori, Finland on May 25, 2005 has been posted online at VS-webzine.com. "Altered State Consciousness" comes off the Finnish melodic death/thrash metallers' sophomore album, entitled "The Unborn", available now on France's Listenable Records. "The Unborn" ...

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AMORAL To Release New Album In November

Finnish melodic death metallers AMORAL will release their as-yet-untitled sophomore album in territories outside Finland on November 21. The Finnish release date is still set for October 4 via Spikefarm Records (a division of Spinefarm). The CD will contain 10 tracks, with an additional cover song planned for the Japanese edition of the album. "We ...

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AMORAL To Record New Album In July

Finnish melodic death metallers AMORAL have posted the following message on their official web site: "Well, we made it back home with no major losses or injuries (not counting cut fingers, stitched legs, lost phones and clothes or permanently damaged livers...) The atmosphere on the bus couldn't have possibly been any better than it was, ...

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PROFANE OMEN Schedule German Tour Dates

Finnish thrash/melo-death band PROFANE OMEN will shortly hit the road to do their first gigs outside Finland. The band's current mini-CD, "Adrenaline", was recorded and mixed at Sonic Pump Studios by Nino Laurenne (THUNDERSTONE) and was produced by Panu Willman (ex-ENTWINE/BEFORE THE DAWN, currently in DARK FILTH FRATERNITY). PROFANE OMEN will be teaming up with ...

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MNEMIC Confirmed For Finland's TUSKA OPEN AIR Festival

Danish modern metallers MNEMIC have been confirmed for the eighth annual Tuska Open Air Metal Festival, set to be held July 15-17 at Kaisaniemi Park in Helsinki, Finland. The Danes just recently played their first show in Finland at the Finnish Metal Expo and will now return to perform to larger crowds. In other news, ...

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NAGLFAR To Release 'Pariah' In July

Swedish black metal titans NAGLFAR's new beast, "Pariah", will be unleashed in the U.S. July 12 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Sheol", "Pariah" is described in a Century Media press release as "a flawless work of iniquitous hell-spawned art filled with raging guitar riffs, bludgeoning drums, demonic vocals, that combine with haunting ...

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MORS PRINCIPIUM EST: New Song Available For Download

A brand new MORS PRINCIPIUM EST track, entitled "Altered State Consciousness", has been posted online at the French webzine VS-Webzine.com. "Altered State Consciousness" comes off the Finnish melodic death/thrash metallers' sophomore album, entitled "The Unborn", due in March through France's Listenable Records. "The Unborn" was recorded at Tico Tico studio (SONATA ARCTICA, SENTENCED, ...

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NAGLFAR Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Swedish death/black metallers NAGLFAR have signed a worldwide record deal with Century Media Records. Their new album, tentatively titled "Pariah", is currently being recorded at Ballerina Studios in the band's hometown of Umea. A spring release is expected. Although the track listing has not yet been finalized, "Pariah" will contain such tracks as "A Swarm ...

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Finnish DIMEBAG DARRELL Tribute Concert: More Details Revealed

Finnish melodic thrashers HEVEIN have revealed more information about the upcoming "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN) tribute concert that is scheduled to be held January 15 at VR Makasiinit in Helsinki. According to a posting on HEVEIN's web site, at least 25 classic PANTERA songs will be played in memory of Dimebag by dozens of ...

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MORS PRINCIPIUM EST Announce One-Off Gig In Finland

Finnish melodic death/thrash metallers MORS PRINCIPIUM EST have announced a one-off show with AMORAL and TOTAL DEVASTATION on March 9, 2005 at YO-talo in Tampere, Finland. As previously reported, MORS PRINCIPIUM EST are scheduled to release their sophomore album, entitled "The Unborn", in the spring through France's Listenable Records. "The Unborn" was recorded at Tico ...

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DIMEBAG DARRELL Finnish Tribute Concert: More Details Revealed

More details have emerged about the "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (DAMAGEPLAN, PANTERA) tribute concert that is scheduled to be held in Helsinki, Finland on January 15, 2005. The gig will take place at Rock 'n' Roll Station and all proceeds will be donated to an as-yet-undetermined charity. Admission will be €6 and tickets will be available ...

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AMORAL Added To FINNTROLL/GRAVEWORM European Tour

Finnish melodic death metallers AMORAL have been added to the forthcoming European tour featuring FINNTROLL and GRAVEWORM. A complete list of currently confirmed tour dates can be found at this location. As previously reported, AMORAL signed a deal with Spikefarm in July following their split with the U.K.'s Rage of Achilles. The group's ...

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NORTHER, OMNIUM GATHERUM To Perform At DIMEBAG Tribute Concert

NORTHER and OMNIUM GATHERUM have reportedly been added to the list of bands slated to perform at a "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott tribute concert to be held in Helsinki, Finland on January 15, 2005. Other artists that are said to have volunteered their services for the show include CHILDREN OF BODOM and AMORAL, along with Lauri ...

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SCENT OF FLESH Part Ways With Guitarist, Seek Replacement

Finnish death metallers SCENT OF FLESH have parted ways with guitarist Herkko Miikki and are currently seeking a replacement. "This was [a mutual] decision and Herkko will play a few upcoming gigs," the group write on their web site. Upcoming SCENT OF FLESH shows: Nov. 27 – Woodoo – Imatra, FIN (w/ TORTURE KILLER, HELLBOX) ...

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FINNTROLL, TO/DIE/FOR Confirmed For Finland's SPINEFEAST

FINNTROLL, TO/DIE/FOR, ENSIFERUM, AJATTARA and ENTWINE are among the bands scheduled to perform at Spinefeast, a three-day event set to be held October 28-30 at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland. The comple lineup for the festival is as follows: Thursday, October 28: RAPTURE REVEREND BIZARRE SHAPE OF DESPAIR SINDROME Friday, October 29: FINNTROLL ENSIFERUM AJATTARA AMORAL ...

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Finnish Metal Bands To Team Up For 'Dead Achilles Tour'

OMNIUM GATHERUM, AMORAL, ELENIUM, MANITOU and KIUAS — all of whom were previously signed to the U.K.'s Rage of Achilles label — will be teaming up for a three-date Finnish tour, dubbed "Dead Achilles Tour", in November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Nov. 13 Nosturi – Helsinki, FIN Nov. 19 – Klubi - Turku, FIN ...

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AMORAL Complete Work On Bonus Track

Finnish melodic death metallers AMORAL have recorded a bonus track for the upcoming Spikefarm Records release of the group's debut album, "Wound Creations". "The label asked for something extra, so we thought we'd finally do 'Metamorphosis' justice and record it properly for once and for all," the band write on their web site, referring to ...

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AMORAL Sign New Record Deal

Finnish melodic death metallers AMORAL have signed a new deal with Spikefarm Records following their split with the U.K.'s Rage of Achilles "due to financial problems," according to a posting on the group's web site. "Both the label and the band agreed that Rage of Achilles didn't have the resources to take AMORAL to the ...

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