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BATTLE BEAST's NOORA LOUHIMO In The Studio Working On Her First Solo Album

BATTLE BEAST singer Noora Louhimo is collaborating with Samuli Erkkilä on her first solo album. The sessions are taking place at JaBa Recording Studios in Hankasalmi, Finland. Louhimo shared a photo from the studio Tuesday night (June 16),and she included the following message: "It takes sleepless...
June 17, 2020

S-TOOL Feat. Former SENTENCED Frontman VILLE LAIHIALA: 'F.O.S. (Gutting The Pig)' Single Now Available

"F.O.S. (Gutting The Pig)", the new single from S-TOOL — the band led by Ville Laihiala, formerly of SENTENCED and POISONBLACK — can be streamed below. The song is taken from S-TOOL's upcoming album, "Exitus", which will be made available on May 15 via Playground Music. Laihiala states about the tra...
April 30, 2020

HIM's VILLE VALO Is Back With 'Gothica Fennica Vol. 1' EP

HIM mastermind Ville Valo has returned with what appears to be a solo project simply called VV. Valo has just released a three-song EP called "Gothica Fennica Vol. 1". The effort, which bears a strong musical resemblance to HIM, features the following tracks: "Salute The Sanguine", "Run Away From Th...
March 19, 2020

S-TOOL Feat. Former SENTENCED Frontman VILLE LAIHIALA: 'Exitus' Album Due In April

"St. Bastard", the new single from S-TOOL — the band led by Ville Laihiala, formerly of SENTENCED and POISONBLACK — was released on March 6. The song is taken from S-TOOL's upcoming album, "Exitus", which will be made available on April 4 via Playground Music. Laihiala says: "'St Bastard' tells of a...
March 12, 2020

APOCALYPTICA Teams Up With SABATON's JOAKIM BRODÉN For 'Live Or Die' Single/Video

Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA have released a brand-new track and music video, "Live Or Die", featuring guest vocals from SABATON's Joakim Brodén. The song boasts an undeniably dynamic liaison in heavy metal — the spellbinding music of APOCALYPTICA and the potent vocals of Brodén coming togethe...
March 6, 2020

KISS's PAUL STANLEY On Life After 'End Of The Road' Tour: 'The Band Isn't Necessarily Disappearing Into Thin Air'

In a brand new interview with C-Ville, KISS frontman Paul Stanley clarified that the band's ongoing "End Of The Road" tour does not necessarily mean that the group will go away entirely. "It's important to note that this is the end of touring," he explained. "The band isn't necessarily disappearing...
February 7, 2020


Former CHILDREN OF BODOM bassist Henri "Henkka T. Blacksmith" Seppälä has joined a brand new Finnish rock band called MOON SHOT. Completing the group's lineup are vocalist Ville Malja (LAPKO),guitarist Jussi Ylikoski and drummer Mikko Hakila (DISCO ENSEMBLE). Seppälä announced his latest project in...
January 22, 2020

MARCO HIETALA Says NIGHTWISH Has A 'Very Open-Minded Situation' When It Comes To Songwriting

Australia's Keen Eye 4 Concerts recently conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala (a.k.a. Marko Hietala). You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the forthcoming English version...
January 3, 2020

APOCALYPTICA To Release 'Cell-0' Album In January; 'Ashes Of The Modern World' Video Available

Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA have unveiled a brand new single, "Ashes Of The Modern World". The song is taken from the band's upcoming ninth studio album, "Cell-0", which will be released on January 10 via Silver Lining Music. The powerful "Ashes Of The Modern World" video was directed by the...
October 3, 2019

Watch THE 69 EYES' Video For 'Two Horns Up' Featuring CRADLE OF FILTH's DANI FILTH

Finnish gothic rockers THE 69 EYES have released a music video for the song "Two Horns Up", featuring an appearance by Dani Filth from CRADLE OF FILTH. The track is taken from THE 69 EYES' new studio album, "West End", which was released today (Friday, September 13) via Nuclear Blast. The disc consi...
September 13, 2019

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

INSOMNIUM Reveals 'Heart Like A Grave' Album Details, Announces New Guitarist

On October 4, Finnish melodic death metal masters INSOMNIUM will release their new album, "Heart Like A Grave", via Century Media Records. Consisting of 10 songs and over an hour of music, the disc evolved to be an epic tour de force of Finnish melancholy. With four composers in the band, the soun...
July 16, 2019

ALICE COOPER Gets Animated For DISNEY's 'Mickey And The Roadster Racers'

According to Entertainment Weekly, Alice Cooper is getting animated to guest-star in Disney Channel's "Mickey And The Roadster Racers". Cooper will play treasure hunter Alistair Coop De Ville in the series, a madcap car-racing adventure featuring Disney's No. 1 star, Mickey Mouse, and his pals Minni...
June 26, 2019

HIM Frontman VILLE VALO And AGENTS Perform In Levi, Finland (Video)

VILLE VALO & AGENTS, the band led by guitar legend Esa Pulliainen and Ville Valo, the frontman of the recently disbanded Finnish rock act HIM, performed on April 6 at Hullu Poro Areena in Levi, Finland. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. The self-titled album by VILLE VALO &...
April 13, 2019

S-TOOL Feat. Former SENTENCED Frontman VILLE LAIHIALA: New Single 'Hole' Out Now

S-TOOL, the band featuring Ville Laihiala, best known for his work with Finnish metal elite acts such SENTENCED and POISONBLACK, has released a new single, "Hole". The track is once again focusing on gloomy subjects. "The head is one big black hole and a chaos of thoughts," Laihiala explains. "A fe...
March 11, 2019