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New App Aims To Gather 'All Things Metal' In One Place

DARK TRANQUILLITY keyboardist Martin Brändström has launched Bandbond, a new smartphone app that is being billed as a "revolution for the metal community." The idea of Bandbond started out of frustration some years ago when Brändström was in charge of the band's online social media. It quickly becam...
May 5, 2020
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KORPIKLAANI Taps EXODUS Singer STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA For 'Beer Kill Kill'

Finnish folk metal superstars KORPIKLAANI have released another adaption of their hit song "Beer Beer". The newly launched lyric video for "Beer Kill Kill", which features a guest appearance by EXODUS vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza, can be seen below. Souza said: "I was very excited, thrilled and hono...
January 10, 2020
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BATTLE BEAST Frontwoman: 'I Now Have The Courage That People Like My Softer Voice'

In an interview with Kyo from Germany's Moshpit Passion, frontwoman Noora Louhimo of Finnish melodic metallers BATTLE BEAST discussed her evolution as a vocalist since joining the band in 2012. Louhimo entered BATTLE BEAST with no previous experience as a metal vocalist but quickly acclimated hersel...
September 10, 2019
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SEPULTURA, NIGHTWISH, DIRKSCHNEIDER, KORPIKLAANI, Others Featured On 'Live At Wacken 2018: 29 Years Louder The Hell'

The greatest heavy metal festival in the world, Wacken Open Air, will unleash its latest collection on July 26 through Silver Linings Music/Wacken Records when "Live At Wacken 2018: 29 Years Louder The Hell" smashes into stores. The 16th release in the "Live At Wacken" series, which dates back to 20...
June 6, 2019
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Ategnatos

A decade ago, as folk metal enjoyed its somewhat expected commercial explosion in Europe, the genre tag swiftly became synonymous with a kind of semi-comedic party metal. Not that there is anything wrong with TURISAS, FINNTROLL or even the relentlessly daft KORPIKLAANI, but there was always more to...
April 18, 2019
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BATTLE BEAST Bassist Initially Thought 'No More Hollywood Endings' Was A Weird Choice For Album Title

The "Everblack" podcast recently conducted an interview with bassist Eero Sipilä of Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST about the band's new studio album, "No More Hollywood Endings". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the meaning behind...
March 31, 2019
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BATTLE BEAST: 'The Golden Horde' Lyric Video

Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST have released the official lyric video for the song "The Golden Horde". The track is taken from the band's fifth studio album, "No More Hollywood Endings", which was released on March 22 via Nuclear Blast Records. "No More Hollywood Endings" was recorded by Janne Björ...
March 26, 2019
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BATTLE BEAST Releases 'Endless Summer' Music Video

Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST have just released their fifth studio album, "No More Hollywood Endings", via Nuclear Blast Records. To mark the occasion, the group has unveiled a brand new music video for the track "Endless Summer", which was once again directed by Markus Nieminen and produced by Oy...
March 22, 2019
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BATTLE BEAST Releases 'Eden' Music Video From 'No More Hollywood Endings' Album

Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST will release their fifth studio album, "No More Hollywood Endings", in just three weeks, on March 22 via Nuclear Blast Records. Today the band has unleashed the second single from the disc in the form of the tenacious and uplifting track "Eden". The official music vid...
March 1, 2019
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BATTLE BEAST: Music Video For 'No More Hollywood Endings' Title Track

The official music video for "No More Hollywood Endings", the title track of the forthcoming fifth album from Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST, can be seen below. Due on March 22 via Nuclear Blast, the 11-song disc was recorded by keyboardist Janne Björkroth, Viktor Gullichsen and guitarist Joona Björ...
January 18, 2019
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BATTLE BEAST To Release 'No More Hollywood Endings' Album In March

Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST will release their fifth album, "No More Hollywood Endings", on March 22, 2019 via Nuclear Blast. The 11-song disc was recorded by keyboardist Janne Björkroth, Viktor Gullichsen and guitarist Joona Björkroth at JKB Studio. The production and mixing duties were handled...
December 20, 2018
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KORPIKLAANI Violinist On Being An 'Ambassador' For Finland: 'Many People Have Learned Finnish Because Of Us'

Prior to KORPIKLAANI's November 18 performance in Los Angeles, violinist Tuomas Rounakari spoke with Music Interview Corner. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's just-completed North American tour with ARKONA: Tuomas: "It...
December 1, 2018
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KORPIKLAANI Violinist On The 'Essential Element' That 'Differentiates' Band From Other Folk Metal Groups

Prior to KORPIKLAANI's November 1 performance in New York City, violinist Tuomas Rounakari spoke with Heavy New York. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the group's new album, "Kulkija": Tuomas: "It was a flow experience, really. T...
November 10, 2018
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KORPIKLAANI: 'Kuin Korpi Nukkuva' Lyric Video

Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI have released a lyric video for "Kuin Korpi Nukkuva", a song from their latest studio album, "Kulkija" (Wanderer),out now via Nuclear Blast. Vocalist Jonne Järvelä commented: "For some reason, while recording the first demo of this song, I kept hearing it as a tra...
October 25, 2018
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Kulkija

The Forest Clan, KORPIKLAANI, returns, so raise your Sahti or Karhu—Finnish beer, for your edification—and get ready to rock out once again. Hold up, though, because in the case of the group's 10th album, "Kulkija", translated as "wanderer," the fast-flinging hummpa with which the folk metal basher...
September 1, 2018