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PAIN: 'Zombie Slam' Video Posted Online

PAIN's video for the track "Zombie Slam" has been posted online at this location. The clip was shot late February in Los Angeles by Ralf Strathmann. Ralf previously worked as a director for artists like CHILDREN OF BODOM, APOCALYPTICA and SOILWORK. He is also a photographer for such bands as H.I.M., AEROSMITH and ...

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PAIN Mastermind Schedules Swedish In-Store Appearances

PAIN leader Peter Tägtgren has scheduled the following Swedish in-store appearances/signing sessions: Wednesday, April 18 - Uppsala @ Rocks (Svavagallerian) Time: 15.00 Wednesday, April 18 - Stockholm @ Bengans (Drottningg 20) Time: 17.30 Thursday, April 19 - Gothenburg @ CD-Specialisten (Kungsg. 38) Time: 18.00 Friday, April 20 - Västerås @ Skivbörsen (Storag. 20) Time: 18.00 ...

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METALLICA: European Support Acts Revealed

METALLICA has posted the following message on its official web site: "Easter greetings from METALLICA HQ! In our ongoing quest to keep you informed about every little thing we have planned for our upcoming jaunt through Europe this summer, we finally have an almost complete list of bands who will be joining us as we ...

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The Life Burns Tour - APOCALYPTICA

Every time the opportunity arises to listen to APOCALYPTICA I can be heard muttering something about having immense respect for the metal-by-way-of-cello group, but not having the patience for it. Then I listen to it and wonder what the hell I was thinking. The band's renditions of tunes by the likes of (vintage) METALLICA are ...

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SOULFLY Mainman Discusses Upcoming Album

For the past month, SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera has been holed up inside his home in Arizona writing songs for the band's next album, recording demos, and letting his creativity flow. The following question-and-answer session with Max was posted on the group's official web site, SoulflyWeb.com: Q: So, Max, how have you been ...

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PAIN Mainman Discusses New Album; Video Available

A seven-minute video interview with PAIN leader Peter Tägtgren (also of HYPOCRISY) about the Swedish band's fifth full-length album, "Psalms of Extinction", has been posted online at this location (Windows Media). The video also includes a tour of Peter's legendary Abyss Studios where such acclaimed artists as MARDUK, DIMMU BORGIR and IMMORTAL have ...

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PAIN: Another New Song Posted Online

Another new PAIN track, entitled "Pain to the Ground", has been posted online at this location. The song comes off the Swedish band's fifth full-length album, "Psalms of Extinction", due in the Nordic countries on April 18 via Roadrunner Records (May 7 in the rest of Europe). Guest musicians on the album include ...

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MORIAN To Release Debut Album In May

Finnish band MORIAN will release its debut album, "Sentinels of the Sun", on May 16 via Dynamic Arts Records. A single, "Away from the Sun" — featuring the single version and music video for the title song — will precede the album on March 7. "Sentinels of the Sun" was recorded at Studio Musica with ...

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APOCALYPTICA's EICCA Talks About Upcoming Album

Eicca Toppinen, the primary composer of the Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA, was recently interviewed by Terrë on the band's official MySpace page. The interview follows here in its entirety: Q: Do you have any shows lined up for this year or are you concentrating solely on the album and making no other plans until it is ...

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MORIAN Completes Drum Tracks For Debut Album

Finnish band MORIAN has completed the drum tracks for its full-length debut at Studio Musica with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., APOCALYPTICA, SENTENCED, etc.). A spring release via Dynamic Arts Records is expected. Check out photos from the drum-recording sessions at this location. MORIAN's last release was the "Firewalkers" four-song promotional CD. The EP's ...

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MORIAN Begins Recording New Album

Finnish band MORIAN has entered the studio with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., APOCALYPTICA, SENTENCED, etc.) to begin recording its full-length debut, tentatively due next spring via Dynamic Arts Records. Commented MORIAN vocalist Janne Siekkinen: "Things are looking very bright for MORIAN right now; thanks to our collaboration with Dynamic Arts our music can finally reach ...

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SLAYER Drummer To Guest On New APOCALYPTICA CD

During SLAYER's recent "Unholy Alliance" tour stop in Helsinki, Finland, the group's drummer Dave Lombardo took part in a recording session with Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA for their upcoming album, tentatively due in early 2007. Lombardo's appearance on the new APOCALYPTICA CD will mark the third time he has played on an APOCALYPTICA album, having previously ...

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MORIAN Signs With DYNAMIC ARTS

Finnish band MORIAN has inked a deal with Dynamic Arts Records. The group will enter the studio at the end of the year with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., APOCALYPTICA, SENTENCED, etc.) to begin recording its full-length debut, tentatively due next spring. Commented MORIAN vocalist Janne Siekkinen: "Things are looking very bright for MORIAN right now; ...

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THE 69 EYES To Film 'Perfect Skin' Video

Finnish goth-metallers THE 69 EYES will film a video for their new single, "Perfect Skin", next week with director Ralf Strathmann (APOCALYPTICA, SOILWORK, CHILDREN OF BODOM) in the Los Angeles area. The song is the first single off the group's new album, "Angels", which was recently recorded at Helsinki Underground Studios with producers Hiili Hiilesmaa ...

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ENGEL Recording New Material

ENGEL — the new Gothenburg, Sweden-based quintet featuring guitarists Marcus Sunesson (ex-THE CROWN) and Niclas Engelin (PASSENGER, ex-GARDENIAN, IN FLAMES), drummer Mojjo (RELEVANT FEW, DRACENA), vocalist Mangan Klavborn, and bassist Michael Håkansson (ex-EVERGREY) — has posted the following message on its official web site: "We are in the midst of a very interesting recording session. ...

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OOMPH! To Release APOCALYPTICA Collaboration As Next Single

German electro-metallers OOMPH! — who recently finished a tour of their home country in addition to having performed at several festivals — will release the third single, "Die Schlinge" (The Noose), from their latest album, "GlaubeLiebeTod" (Belief, Love, Death). The single, due out on July 28, is a collaboration with Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA, and is ...

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SOULFLY: New Live Video Posted Online

A six-minute live video of SOULFLY performing the songs "Roots Bloody Roots", "Jumpdafuckup", and "Bring It" to thousands of metalheads on Monday, June 5 at the Pinkpop festival in the Netherlands has been posted online at YouTube.com. In related news, a performance-only music video of APOCALYPTICA's new single "Repressed" — featuring guest appearances ...

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APOCALYPTICA: Upcoming Releases Detailed

Finnish cello-rockers APOCALYPTICA have revealed the track listing for their upcoming releases: The single "Repressed", featuring Max Cavalera from SOULFLY and Matt Tuck from BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE (due on May 19); and the two-CD "best of" collection "Amplified - A Decade of Reinventing The Cello" and the accompanying double-DVD set, "The Life Burns Tour", ...

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Metalmania 2005 - VARIOUS ARTISTS

In yet another example of Europe's festival organizing acumen, Poland's annual Metalmania festival continues to attract quality acts from a range of genres to the always-rabid Polish audience. The festival's main stage highlights have once again been captured on DVD, this time the 2005 extravaganza. The 205-minute two-disc set includes a professionally shot and mixed ...

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APOCALYPTICA's EICCA Talks About Upcoming 'Best Of' CD

APOCALYPTICA's official web site has been updated with an interview with the band's Eicca about the group's upcoming 10-year anniversary "best of" CD and DVD, "Amplified - A Decade of Reinventing the Cello", due on May 26. A few excerpts from the chat follow: Q: Is this new release going to be released through the ...

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APOCALYPTICA: 'Amplified' Collection To Feature New Recordings

SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera (ex-SEPULTURA) and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE singer Matt Tuck have recorded guest vocals on one of two "new" tracks that are set to appear on APOCALYPTICA's upcoming 10-year anniversary "best of" CD, "Amplified - A Decade of Reinventing the Cello", due on May 26. Cavalera and Tuck share lead vocals on ...

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