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Finnish Square Named After LORDI

BBC News is reporting that the Finnish city of Rovaniemi says it will name a square after monster rock band LORDI, its surprise Eurovision Song Contest winners. The band was the first Finnish act to claim victory in the competition. It also made history as the first heavy metal group to win. Its ...

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LORDI Advance To EUROVISION Final

Finnish hard rockers LORDI have made it to the final — along with with nine more artists — of the Eurovision Song Contest after competing in the semi-final in Athens, Greece on Thursday (May 18). Some 23 countries took part in the semi-final, with just 10 final places up for grabs. Fourteen more songs already ...

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LORDI Perform Warm-Up Concert In Athens

Finnish hard rockers LORDI — who have been chosen to represent their country in the Eurovision Song Contest this year — performed at a "secret" gig Tuesday night (May 16) in Athens, Greece at the Underworld Club. The show — which was not open to the public — featured a six-song setlist, including the band's ...

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LORDI Deny They Are Devil Worshippers

Reuters is reporting that Finnish band LORDI — who have been chosen to represent their country in the Eurovision Song Contest this year — have been forced to deny that they worship the devil after Christian groups in Finland and in Greece, which hosts the televised contest in May, denounced the band as ...

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SODOM, JON OLIVA'S PAIN Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

SODOM and JON OLIVA'S PAIN have been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 21-22 in Kreuth. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANNIHILATOR ARCH ENEMY BRAINSTORM CALIBAN COMMUNIC DEATHSTARS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EDGUY EKTOMORF ENSIFERUM EQUILIBRIUM EVERGREY HAMMERFALL JON OLIVA'S PAIN KATAKLYSM ...

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TUSKA FESTIVAL To Raise Funds For LORDI's EUROVISION Pyros

Finland's premier metal festival, Tuska Open Air Metal Festival (taking place June 30 – July 2, 2006 in Kaisaniemi, Helsinki) has decided to take action in assisting Finland's controversial Eurovision song contest participants LORDI with unrealistic pyrotechnics expenses. Although LORDI representing Finland in the Eurovision song contest raised very blunt opinions from the start, things ...

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SOILWORK, ONE MAN ARMY, SCAR SYMMETRY Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

SOILWORK, ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET and SCAR SYMMETRY have been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 21-22 in Kreuth. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANNIHILATOR ARCH ENEMY BRAINSTORM CALIBAN COMMUNIC DEATHSTARS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EDGUY EKTOMORF ENSIFERUM EQUILIBRIUM ...

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VENOM Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

British black metal pioneers VENOM have been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 21-22 in Kreuth. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANNIHILATOR ARCH ENEMY BRAINSTORM CALIBAN COMMUNIC DEATHSTARS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EDGUY EKTOMORF ENSIFERUM EQUILIBRIUM EVERGREY HAMMERFALL KATAKLYSM KNORKATOR NEVERMORE OPETH ...

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SATYRICON, CALIBAN Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

SATYRICON and CALIBAN have been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 21-22 in Kreuth. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANNIHILATOR ARCH ENEMY BRAINSTORM CALIBAN COMMUNIC DEATHSTARS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EDGUY EKTOMORF ENSIFERUM EQUILIBRIUM EVERGREY HAMMERFALL KATAKLYSM KNORKATOR NEVERMORE OPETH RAGE SATYRICON ...

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LORDI Confirmed For EARTHSHAKER FEST Kick-Off Concert

Finnish hard rockers LORDI, whose live show is described as "a combination of theatre, fire and horror," have been confirmed for the Earthshaker Fest kick-off concert on Thursday, July 20 in Kreuth, Germany. More acts for the pre-festival party are expected to be announced soon. This year's Earthshaker Fest is scheduled to take place July ...

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LORDI To Represent Finland In EUROVISION SONG CONTEST

Finland's hard rockers LORDI, whose live show is described as "a combination of theatre, fire and horror," have been selected as the Finnish representatives in the Eurovision Song Contest. LORDI won the Finnish national selection with the song "Hard Rock Hallelujah" and will represent the country in the semifinal of the 51st Eurovision Song Contest ...

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Exclusive DARKTHRONE Home Report Featured On New METAL HAMMER DVD

The new issue of Metal Hammer Germany comes with an exclusive DVD, titled "Maximum Metal Vol. 100". The disc contains a never-before-seen home report with DARKTHRONE frontman Nocturno Culto in Norway, plus a visit with EKTOMORF at home in Hungary, where singer Zoltan Farkas gives a tour of his home and rehearsal space, CHIMAIRA open ...

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LORDI Introduce New Members

Finland's LORDI have revealed their new outfits for the "Arockalypse" touring cycle. The new "meaner and leaner" look of the monstersquad sees the band introducing leather, metallic studs and — of course — foam rubber. The band wanted to have lighter and more flexible new costumes, with live appearances especially in mind. The faces have ...

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TWISTED SISTER Singer, Guitarist To Guest On New LORDI Album

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider and guitarist Jay Jay French will be making guest appearances on the new album from Finland's LORDI, entitled "The Arockalypse". The CD, which is tentatively due in Germany on March 3, 2006 via Drakkar, will feature additional guest appearances by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider (on "They Only Come Out ...

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LORDI: Release Date Set For 'The Arockalypse'

Drakkar has set a March 3, 2006 release date for the new album from Finland's LORDI, entitled "The Arockalypse". The CD will feature guest appearances by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider (on "They Only Come Out at the Night") and ex-KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick (on "Snowing in Hell"). "Udo has my absolute favourite heavy metal ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH To Co-Headline Italy's EVOLUTION FESTIVAL

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has posted the following message on his official web site: "I am totally excited to announce the Evolution Festival, which happens this July 16 in Toscolano Maderno, Italy!! This will be the first outdoor festival I have ever played in my life in Italy, which has ALWAYS been one ...

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