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BLIND GUARDIAN Confirmed For Finland's TUSKA Festival

German power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN 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 ...

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CANDLEMASS, INSOMNIUM, DEATHCHAIN Confirmed For Finland's JALOMETALLI Festival

CANDLEMASS, INSOMNIUM, DEATHCHAIN, KIUAS, PROFANE OMEN, HORNA and URN are the latest confirmed bands 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 ...

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INSOMNIUM's Video To Premiere On 'Headbanger's Ball'

Finnish metal band INSOMNIUM will make its national video premiere this coming weekend when "Headbanger's Ball" broadcasts the group's video for the song "Mortal Share" from their current album, titled "Above the Weeping World". Released October 17, "Above the Weeping World" was recorded at renowned Fantom and Finnvox studios and contains the band's skilled melodic ...

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DRAGONFORCE Added To FINNISH METAL EXPO

U.K. extreme power metallers DRAGONFORCE and Helsinki's hardcore/thrash metal act RYTMIHÄIRIÖ have been added to the list of performers for the third annual Finnish Metal Expo, which will be held at Helsinki's Kaapelitehdas on February 16 and 17, 2007. Among the many events of this international music fair is the presentation of the Finnish Metal ...

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DEATH: Russian CHUCK SCHULDINER Tribute Concert Announced

According to the official DEATH web site, the following Chuck Schuldiner benefit/tribute shows have been scheduled during December and January: Dec. 9, 2006 Lima, Peru @ Samay Wasi Chuck Schuldiner Memorial Night with LEGION SACRA, NAHUAL, PSICORRAGIA, BLACK HEAVEN, BLEED OF HATE, EL VIEJO, ETERNAL EXHUMATION and DEHUMANIZER Dec. 12, 2006 Skopje, Macedonia @ Club ...

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BEFORE THE DAWN Begins Recording New Album

Finnish dark metallers BEFORE THE DAWN entered the studio on November 21 to begin recording their fourth album, "Deadlight", tentatively due in early 2007 via Stay Heavy Records. A studio diary has been launched at this location. On February 14, the "Deadsong" single will be released featuring the following track listing: 01. Deadsong ...

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DEATH: Finnish CHUCK SCHULDINER Tribute Concert Announced

According to the official DEATH web site, the following Chuck Schuldiner benefit/tribute shows have been scheduled during December and January: Dec. 9, 2006 Lima, Peru @ Samay Wasi Chuck Schuldiner Memorial Night with LEGION SACRA, NAHUAL, PSICORRAGIA, BLACK HEAVEN, BLEED OF HATE, EL VIEJO, ETERNAL EXHUMATION and DEHUMANIZER Dec. 12, 2006 Skopje, Macedonia @ Club ...

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PRIMORDIAL Vocalist Issues Update

Vocalist Nemtheanga of the Irish dark metal masters PRIMORDIAL has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "Fuck, autumn didn't seem to last long, did it? We only seem to have two seasons these days — winter for nine months and summer for three. That's global warming for you. Doesn't matter my ...

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INSOMNIUM Pull Out Of U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK Festival

Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM have been forced to withdraw from the sixth annual Bloodstock Festival, set to be held September 29-30 at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, England. The following statement from the band was posted on the Bloodstock web site: "We are really, really sorry to announce that we can't participate Bloodstock in ...

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INSOMNIUM Added To ENSLAVED, ZYKLON, 1349 U.K. Tour

Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM have been added to the upcoming U.K. tour featuring ENSLAVED, ZYKLON and 1349. INSOMNIUM will be the opening band every night. The dates are as follows: Sep. 05 - The Village - Dublin, IRE Sep. 07 - Colchester Arts Centre - Colchester, UK Sep. 08 - Corporation - Sheffield, UK ...

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VANDEN PLAS Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL

VANDEN PLAS, SAVAGE CIRCUS and INSOMNIUM have been confirmed for the sixth annual Bloodstock Festival, set to be held September 29-30 at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, England. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, September 29: Main Hall: PRIMAL FEAR AXEL RUDI PELL SAVAGE CIRCUS MAJESTY MARSHALL LAW Darwin Suite: TO-MERA EDEN ...

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INSOMNIUM: Finnish Dates Announced

Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM will hit the road with NOUMENA and ENTER MY SILENCE in the beginning of 2006 before hitting the studio to record their new album. Confirmed dates are as follows: Feb. 22 - Henry's Pub – Kuopio, FIN Feb. 23 – Ilokivi - Jyväskylä, FIN Feb. 24 - TBA Feb. 25 ...

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INSOMNIUM: U.K. Dates Announced

Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM have lined up a four-date U.K. tour in July. The details are as follows: Jul. 14 - Rock City – Nottingham, UK Jul. 15 - Bradford Rios - Bradford, UK Jul. 16 – Corporation - Sheffield, UK Jul. 17 - Camden Underworld - UK INSOMNIUM are currently writing material for ...

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INSOMNIUM: In Songwriting Mode

Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM have posted the following message on their official web site: "Writing of the INSOMNIUM's third album is progressing slowly but surely. We had been without [a rehearsal] place for almost year since last spring when we were kicked out from our previous one because of breaking down the whole building. ...

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INSOMNIUM Set U.S. Release Date For Sophomore Album

Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM have set a May 4 U.S. release date through Candlelight Records for their sophomore album, "Since the Day it All Came Down". Recorded at Media Works Studios and mastered at Finnvox Studios, the follow-up to 2002's "In the Halls of Awaiting" is said to contain the same solid songwriting, impeccable ...

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INSOMNIUM Name New Album

Finnish metallers INSOMNIUM have set "Since the Day It All Came Down" as the title of their sophomore album. The follow-up to 2002's "In The Halls Of Awaiting" is due on May 3 through Candlelight Records. ...

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INSOMNIUM Finishing Up Work On Sophomore Album

Finnish metallers INSOMNIUM are completing work on their sophomore album, tentatively due in early 2004 through Candlelight Records. "The mixing will be finished during this week and the mastering will take place somewhere in the next month," the band write on their web site. "We will update these pages soon and add studio diary and ...

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Archive News Oct 02, 2001

Drummer Joe Nunez is strongly rumored to have left SOULFLY after a disagreement with band manager Gloria Cavalera over the financial terms of his most recent arrangement with the group. According to a source close to Nunez, the skinsman had signed a contract with SOULFLY that had barely enabled him to survive during the ...

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