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Japan's All-Female Metal Band LOVEBITES Returns With New Bassist And 'Judgement Day' Music Video

LOVEBITES, the all-female heavy metal band from Tokyo, Japan, has returned from its hiatus with a new member, a new music video and news of a fourth studio album coming in February 2023. The LP is also available to preorder today from JPU Records, and is available physically in three editions. "Judg...
December 23, 2022
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'70000 Tons Of Metal' Announces Public Sale For 2023 Cruise; NIGHTWISH, KREATOR, KAMELOT And DESTRUCTION Among Confirmed Bands

Public sales for the eleventh voyage of 70000 Tons Of Metal, the original, the world's biggest heavy metal cruise, will start Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 12 p.m. EST / 9 a.m. PST, 18:00 CET and 17:00 GMT at 70000tons.com. Round 11 will sail from Miami, Florida to Bimini, Bahamas and back from Ja...
November 26, 2022
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VENOMOUS CONCEPT Feat. NAPALM DEATH And Ex-BRUTAL TRUTH Members: 'The Good Ship Lollipop' Album Announced

VENOMOUS CONCEPT — the punk band formed by NAPALM DEATH's Shane Embury and former BRUTAL TRUTH vocalist Kevin Sharp — will return with its most expansive, boundary-obliterating album to date, "The Good Ship Lollipop", on February 24 via Decibel Records. The effort finds Sharp and Embury joined by NA...
November 18, 2022
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AMORPHIS: 'The Official Story Of Finland's Greatest Metal Band' Book Now Available In English For First Time

Decibel Books has announced the publication of "Amorphis: The Official Story Of Finland's Greatest Metal Band", a fully authorized biography of the Finnish metal institution. Packed with tons of rare and never-before-seen photos, as well as a 16-page color section, the 360-page hardcover is exclusiv...
October 26, 2022
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AMORPHIS Keyboardist SANTERI KALLIO On 'Heavier' New Album 'Halo': 'Guitar Riffs Made A Comeback'

By David E. Gehlke The 17 years since vocalist Tomi Joutsen joined AMORPHIS have been quite good to the long-running Finnish melancholic progressive metallers. Joutsen's first effort with the band, 2006's "Eclipse", righted a ship that started to go astray with Pasi Koskinen as frontman, ending with...
April 18, 2022
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AMORPHIS Guitarist: Russia's Invasion Of Ukraine Is 'One Madman's Work'

In a new interview with Elliott Fullam of Little Punk People, guitarist and founding member Tomi Koivusaari of Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS was asked for opinion on Russia's invasion of Ukraine, He responded: "This madness, it's totally, totally a madman's work, this thing. And...
March 13, 2022
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Halo

Rhetorical question coming up: has there even been a more underrated band than AMORPHIS? Despite being insanely consistent and unwaveringly singular for over 30 years, the Finns have never really fit neatly into any ongoing or newly revived category, and the result is that far too little attention i...
February 7, 2022
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AMORPHIS Drops Music Video For New Single 'On The Dark Waters'

Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS will release their fourteenth studio album, "Halo", on February 11, 2022 via Atomic Fire Records. The official music video for the LP's latest single, "On The Dark Waters", directed by Pekka Hara, can be seen below. Lyricist Pekka Kainulainen commen...
January 28, 2022
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AMORPHIS Announces Spring 2022 North American Tour

Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS will embark on a North American tour this spring. The trek will kick off on April 13 in New York City and will make its way through nearly two dozen cities, coming to a close on May 12 in Baltimore, Maryland. Support will come from SYLVAINE and HOAX...
January 12, 2022
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AMORPHIS Releases Music Video For New Song 'The Moon'

Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS will release their fourteenth studio album, "Halo", on February 11, 2022 via Atomic Fire Records. The official music video for the LP's first single, "The Moon", created by renowned director Patric Ullaeus (rEvolver Film),can be seen below. Comment...
December 3, 2021
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NUCLEAR BLAST Founder Launches New Label ATOMIC FIRE

Nuclear Blast founder Markus Staiger has launched a new company called Atomic Fire GmbH.The label's acts include HELLOWEEN, OPETH, MESHUGGAH, AMORPHIS, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, PRIMAL FEAR, SONATA ARCTICA, AGNOSTIC FRONT, RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR, SILVER LAKE BY ESA HOLOPAINEN and WHITE STONES. In addit...
November 11, 2021
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AMORPHIS Announces New Album 'Halo'

Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS will release their fourteenth studio album, "Halo", on February 11, 2022 via Atomic Fire Records. In the past, mythology and legend took the role of today's pop culture: Stories and a set of values uniting us by giving us a voice and a tapestry on w...
November 4, 2021
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Metal Musicians React To Death Of ENTOMBED Singer LARS-GÖRAN PETROV

Members of SCORPIONS, MEGADETH, EXODUS, KREATOR, CARCASS, ARCH ENEMY and DESTRUCTION are among the musicians who have reacted to the passing of Lars-Göran Petrov. The pioneering ENTOMBED and ENTOMBED A.D. singer died on Sunday, March 7 after a battle with bile duct cancer. He was 49 years old. In a...
March 8, 2021
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U.S Edition Of 'History Of Finnish Death Metal' Book Due In April

Decibel Books has announced the U.S. release of "Rotting Ways To Misery: The History Of Finnish Death Metal". The definitive guide to the magical and morbid world of Finnish death metal, exploring the extreme metal and thrash scenes of late '80s, the short-lived but explosive scene of the early '90s...
March 8, 2021
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Metal Band BLIND CHANNEL To Represent Finland In This Year's 'Eurovision Song Contest'

Finnish metal band BLIND CHANNEL has won "Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu", the country's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, and will now compete against 40 other acts in the Eurovision finals, due to be held in Rotterdam this May. Speaking to Eurovision.tv shortly after their victory,...
February 20, 2021