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TYPE O NEGATIVE Drummer Announces LED ZEPPELIN Tribute Gigs

TYPE O NEGATIVE drummer Johnny Kelly will perform two shows with his LED ZEPPELIN cover band, EARL'S COURT, during April. Confirmed dates are as follows: Apr. 18 – Bethpage, NY @ Who-Ville (w/ BORGO PASS) Apr. 19 – Coney Island, NY @ Peggy's Kelly will join DANZIG for two West Coast dates in early M...
April 9, 2003
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POISONBLACK Move Up To #21 On Finnish Album Chart

Finland's POISONBLACK (formerly SHADOWLANDS) — the new band featuring SENTENCED vocalist Ville Laihiala on guitar, and CHARON frontman Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto — have moved up to position #21 on the Finnish Album chart with their debut CD, "Escapextacy". "Escapextacy" was released on Feb. 25 through Ce...
March 5, 2003
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POISONBLACK Confirmed For Finland's EASTERMASTER Festival

Finland's POISONBLACK (formerly SHADOWLANDS) — the new band featuring SENTENCED vocalist Ville Laihiala on guitar, and CHARON frontman Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto — are the latest act to have been confirmed for the forthcoming Eastermaster festival, set to take place on April 4-5 at Pakkahuone in Tampere,...
February 27, 2003
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SENTENCED To Take Break, Begin Work On New Album

Finland's SENTENCED have announced that they will be taking a "creative" break while guitarist Sami Lopakka tends to his newborn child. However, it looks like the break won't be a long one as the band are planning to enter the studio in the fall/winter to begin recording their next album for a sprin...
February 12, 2003
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OMNIUM GATHERUM Secure North/South American Release For Full-Length Debut

Finland's OMNIUM GATHERUM will issue their full-length debut, "Spirits and August Light", through Nuclear Blast Records in the U.S. and Hellion Records in South America. The album, which was recorded and mixed at Sonic Pump studios by Nino Laurenne and mastered at Finnvox studios by Mika Jussila, is...
February 10, 2003
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H.I.M. Film New Video

Finland's H.I.M. spent most of last week shooting the second video from their upcoming "Love Metal" album with director Stefan Lindfors. The shoot for the track "Funeral of Hearts" "started with Ville in a rowing boat at the Arctic Ocean in Norway and ended at several outdoor locations near Helsinki...
January 13, 2003
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POISONBLACK: Music Posted Online

Finland's POISONBLACK (formerly SHADOWLANDS) — the new band featuring SENTENCED vocalist Ville Laihiala on guitar, and CHARON frontman Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto — have posted an MP3 of the track "Love Infernal" for download at this location. "Love Infernal" comes off the group's forthcoming debut album,...
January 12, 2003
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PAIN To Record Album Of Covers

Sweden's PAIN, the band led by acclaimed metal producer and HYPOCRISY frontman Peter Tägtgren, are currently in the studio recording a full-length album of covers, due in the spring through Stockholm Records. Among the tracks that are set to be included on the effort are the band's (presumably) meta...
December 15, 2002
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H.I.M. Plot 'Love Metal' Attack

Finland's H.I.M. have posted the following update on their official web site: "In a band meeting a couple of hours ago we made a grand plan for the next year. We'll be concentrating on Europe for much of the year. The new album [tentatively titled 'Love Metal'] will be out in April, followed by majo...
December 2, 2002
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POISONBLACK: 'Escapexstacy' Details Unveiled

Finland's POISONBLACK (formerly SHADOWLANDS) — featuring SENTENCED vocalist Ville Laihiala on guitar, and CHARON frontman Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto — have finalized the track listing for their debut album, "Escapexstacy", due on Feb. 17, 2003 through Century Media Records. It is as follows: 01. The Glow...
November 21, 2002
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POISONBLACK Complete Work On 'Escapexstacy'

Finland's POISONBLACK (formerly SHADOWLANDS) — featuring SENTENCED vocalist Ville Laihiala on guitar, and CHARON frontman Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto — have set Feb. 17, 2003 as the release date through Century Media Records for their debut album, titled "Escapexstacy". Completed by bassist Janne Kukkonen...
November 7, 2002
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H.I.M.: 'Love Metal' Mixing Sessions Get Underway

H.I.M. frontman Ville Valo, bassist Migé (a.k.a. Michael Eros) and recording engineer Hiili Hiilesmaa spent a few days at the end of October at London's Sphere Studios mixing two tracks for the group's forthcoming album, tentatively titled "Love Metal", with producer Tim Palmer (OZZY OSBOURNE, U2, S...
November 4, 2002
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H.I.M. Frontman To Sign Biography

H.I.M. frontman Ville Valo will be signing copies of the book "Synnin Viemää" (Gone With The Sin),documenting the history of the country's most successful rock export, at one of Helsinki's largest bookstores Suomalainen Kirjakauppa on Friday, November 1 from 4:00 p.m. to 15:00 p.m. The store is loc...
October 20, 2002
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H.I.M.'s VILLE VALO: "Last Album Was For Girls, Next One Will Be For Guys"

Finland's H.I.M. have begun the pre-production process for their next studio album, tentatively due in early 2003, according to the Finnish newspaper Iltalehti. The CD, which is set to be recorded later in the year, will reportedly be a classic heavy record in the spirit of BLACK SABBATH and LED ZEP...
July 18, 2002
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The Cold White Light

Listening to the latest effort from Finnish “suicide kings” SENTENCED, it's hard to imagine that this is the same band that nine years ago released one of the more memorable slices of melodic technical death metal in the shape of their North From Here CD. Having since switched direction in favor of...
April 21, 2002