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AMORPHIS To Enter Studio With New Producer In November/December

In a new interview with RichardMetalFan, AMORPHIS drummer Jan Rechberger spoke about the band's plans for the follow-up to 2022's "Halo" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): " Well, there is ideas and some schedules coming. So it would be fair to say that the next record will be out...
February 16, 2024


Reigning Phoenix Music, the emerging force in heavy music, has announced the integration of Atomic Fire Records. The strategic move sees the incorporation of Atomic Fire Records' roster into the RPM family and expands into a very impressive global lineup comprised of many genre-defining bands. The n...
January 24, 2024


It seems that solo albums are like novels: everyone, the old adage goes, has got one in them, just waiting to be written. Obviously, there are plenty of examples of musicians that should probably have been discouraged from ever entertaining the idea, but that's the price of freedom, folks. Luckily,...
November 30, 2023


METALLICA, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, THE PRODIGY and MACHINE HEAD are among the newly confirmed artists for the 2024 edition of Hellfest, set to take place June 27-30 in Clisson, France. Several dozen more artists were added to the event, including FEAR FACTORY, SAXON, ENTER SHIKARI, Corey Taylor, Tom More...
November 28, 2023

New AMORPHIS Album To Arrive In 2025

In a new interview with Tuonela Magazine, AMORPHIS guitarist Tomi Koivusaari spoke about the band's plans for the coming months. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Now we have like a European tour [in November] and then a] Finnish tour [in December], and on spring we are going to have so...
November 18, 2023

Shatter and Fall

Released in the midst of a global pandemic, HINAYANA's "Death Of The Cosmic" EP was full of morbid promise, but was also undeniably scuppered by circumstance. Observant folk that love to wallow in epic misery will have noticed that the Texas quintet had already moved beyond the solid but unremarkabl...
November 7, 2023

Queen Of Time (Live at Tavastia 2021)

The days when live albums were regarded as essential entries in any great band's catalogue are long gone, but AMORPHIS are doing more than most to inject some value into the idea. "Queen Of Time (Live At Tavastia 2021)" is the Finnish veterans' fourth live record, but the first to focus exclusively...
October 10, 2023


Best known as the driving force behind Finnish metal icons AMORPHIS, guitarist Tomi Koivusaari steps into his own spotlight with BJØRKØ, his long-awaited solo project. A journey 15 years in the making, "Heartrot", the project's debut album, will be released this December through Svart Records. The a...
September 1, 2023

AMORPHIS Announces Fall 2023 'Halo' European Tour

Following an extensive co-headline tour with ELUVEITIE in Europe last year, Finnish metal icons AMORPHIS are ready to hit the road again visiting some cities and countries they didn't get to perform in at the end of 2022. Today, the band has announced its "Halo" European tour 2023 alongside with Ice...
May 17, 2023

SATURNUS Announces New Album 'The Storm Within', Shares 'The Calling' Single

After years of anticipation, Danish doom legends are back: SATURNUS have released a performance video of the new track "The Calling" as the first single taken from their forthcoming album "The Storm Within", which has been slated for release on June 16, 2023. SATURNUS drummer Henrik O. Glass comment...
March 14, 2023

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

'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 Round 11 will sail from Miami, Florida to Bimini, Bahamas and back from Ja...
November 26, 2022

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

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

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