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LORDI: 'The Riff' Single Artwork Unveiled

Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI will release their new album, "To Beast Or Not To Beast", on March 1 in Europe (excluding Finland) via AFM Records. The CD will be made available in North America on March 19 through The End Records. The album's first single, "The Riff", will be issued on February 9. You ...

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LOST SOCIETY: 'Trash All Over You' Single Available For Streaming, Download

Finnish thrashers LOST SOCIETY will release their debut album, "Fast Loud Death", on March 15 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios (FINNTROLL, SONATA ARCTICA, OMNIUM GATHERUM) in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, ENSIFERUM, LORDI) and it features cover artwork by Ed Repka (MEGADETH, DEATH, SANCTUARY, VENOM). The ...

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LORDI Mainman Talks New Album In Video Interview

DeConte Figures & Collectibles conducted an interview witeh Mr. Lordi of Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI at WireWorld Studio in Nashville, Tennessee during the recording sessions for the band's new album, "To Beast Or Not To Beast". You can now watch the first part of the chat below. "To Beast Or Not To Beast" will ...

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LORDI: New Album Details Revealed

Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI will release their new album, "To Beast Or Not To Beast", on March 8 in Europe (excluding Finland) via AFM Records. The CD will be made available in North America on March 19 through The End Records. "To Beast Or Not To Beast" was recorded last fall at WireWorld Studio ...

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LOST SOCIETY: Debut Album Details Revealed

Finnish thrashers LOST SOCIETY will release their debut album, "Fast Loud Death", on March 15 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios (FINNTROLL, SONATA ARCTICA, OMNIUM GATHERUM) in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, ENSIFERUM, LORDI) and it features cover artwork by Ed Repka (MEGADETH, DEATH, SANCTUARY, VENOM). Commented ...

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FATAL SMILE: 'My Private Hell' Video Released

"My Private Hell", the new video from Swedish hard rockers FATAL SMILE, can be seen below. The clip was once again directed by Owe Lingwall (MESHUGGAH, KAMELOT, THE RASMUS). "My Private Hell" comes off FATAL SMILE's latest album, "21st Century Freaks", which will be released in North America in early 2013 via Spectra Records. The ...

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LORDI Signs With AFM RECORDS, Unveils New Lineup

Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI have inked a deal with AFM Records. The Hamburg, Germany-based label will release the band's new album, "To Beast Or Not To Beast", on March 8 worldwide (excluding Finland and USA). According to a press release, "All fans can look forward to a masterpiece full of huge hard rock and ...

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FATAL SMILE: 'My Private Hell' Video Teaser Released

A teaser for "My Private Hell", the new video from Swedish hard rockers FATAL SMILE, can be seen below. The clip was once again directed by Owe Lingwall (MESHUGGAH, KAMELOT, THE RASMUS) and will see the light of day just before Christmas. "My Private Hell" comes off FATAL SMILE's latest album, "21st Century Freaks", which ...

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FATAL SMILE Working On 'My Private Hell' Video

Swedish hard rockers FATAL SMILE are working on the video for the song "My Private Hell". The clip is once again being directed by Owe Lingwall and will see the light of day just before Christmas. "My Private Hell" comes off FATAL SMILE's latest album, "21st Century Freaks", which will be released in North America ...

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LORDI Documentary In The Works

Finnish production company Illume Oy has acquired exclusive rights to make a film about Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI. The film follows the band and its leading man, Mr. Lordi, behind the scenes for the first time. It will include new archive material from Tomi Putaansuu's childhood and from the very birth of the band ...

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FATAL SMILE: New Video Interview Posted Online

Sonic Shocks conducted an interview with singer Blade of Swedish hard rockers FATAL SMILE prior to the band's September 7 concert at The Underworld in London, England. You can now watch the chat below. FATAL SMILE released its new album, "21st Century Freaks", on May 14 via FS Records/GMR Music Group. The CD was produced ...

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ELVENKING: 'The Loser' Video Released

"The Loser", the new video from Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Era", which will be released on September 14 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, APOCALYPTICA). Nino previously ...

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Celebrator - U.D.O.

You have to be a headbanger to get this statement, but just the sound of Udo Dirkschneider's voice is comforting. Like Rob Halford, like Bruce Dickinson, like Tom Araya, like the late, great Ronnie Dio, there's no mistaking Udo Dirkschneider. While there's been a bounty of German metal heroes (and heroines i.e. Sabina Classen and ...

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ELVENKING: 'The Loser' Video Teaser Available

A teaser for "The Loser", the new video from Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Era", which will be released on September 14 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, ...

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ELVENKING: 'Era' Track-By-Track Breakdown Available (Video)

A track-by-track breakdown of "Era", the new album from Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING, can be seen in two parts below. Due on September 14 via AFM Records, the CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, APOCALYPTICA). Nino previously worked with the band on "The ...

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ELVENKING: Making Of 'Era' Part 5 (Video)

The fifth in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Era", the new album from Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING, can be seen below. Due on September 14 via AFM Records, the CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, APOCALYPTICA). ...

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ELVENKING: 'Poor Little Baroness' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for "Poor Little Baroness", a brand new song from Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Era", which will be released on September 14 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne ...

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LORDI Keyboardist Announces Her Departure

Awa, the longtime keyboardist for Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI, has announced her decision to leave the band. She will be seen on stage for the last time on August 11 at Simerock in Rovaniemi, Finland where LORDI will celebrate its 10-year anniversary. Awa joined LORDI in 2005 and made her recording debut with the ...

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ELVENKING: 'Era' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING will release their new album, "Era", on September 14 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, APOCALYPTICA). Nino previously worked with the band on "The Winter Wake" and "The Scythe" CDs. "Era" features guest appearances by ...

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LORDI Mainman Schedules Third Art Exhibition

Mr. Lordi of Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI will have his third art exhibiton at Simerock in Rovaniemi, Finland from July 13 until August 11. The exhibition is titled "Vistoja Kuvia" and it celebrates both LORDI's and Simerock Festival's 10-year anniversary. The exhibition offers a glimpse of nature, but more than that, stories behind the ...

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LORDI: 'Scarchives Vol. 1' Artwork, Release Date Revealed

Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the release of their debut album and the 20-year anniversary of LORDI's conception (then just featuring the band's mainman, Mr. Lordi) the by issuing a new CD/DVD, entitled "Scarchives Vol. 1", containing rare and previously unreleased material. On the CD you will find the ...

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ELVENKING: First Studio Webisode Available

Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING entered Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland on February 24 with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, APOCALYPTICA) to begin recording the new CD. Nino previously worked with the band on "The Winter Wake" and "The Scythe" CDs. The first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the ...

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LORDI To Enter Studio In September

Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI will enter WireWorld Studio in Nashville, Tennessee in September with renowned producer Michael Wagener (METALLICA, OZZY OSBOURNE, SKID ROW, DOKKEN, RAVEN, MEGADETH) to begin recording their new album for an early 2013 release. LORDI previously worked with Wagener on 2010's "Babez For Breakfast", which sold around 1,000 copies in the ...

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U.D.O.: 'Celebrator' To Receive Vinyl Release

"Celebrator", a collection of rare tracks from U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will be released on double vinyl on August 17 via High Roller Records. It is limited to 500 copies in three different colors: * 100 x white vinyl * 200 x yellow vinyl * 200 x ...

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JON OLIVA To Guest On New ELVENKING Album

Jon Oliva (SAVATAGE, JON OLIVA'S PAIN) has recorded guest vocals on two songs for inclusion on the new album from Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING, due this fall via AFM Records. ELVENKING entered Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland on February 24 with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, APOCALYPTICA) to begin recording the new ...

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U.D.O.'s 'Celebrator' Lands On German Chart

"Celebrator", a collection of rare tracks from U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, has entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 73. "Celebrator" was made available on May 4 via AFM Records. The official trailer for "Celebrator" can be seen below. "Celebrator" track listing: CD 1: 01. ...

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ELVENKING Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING have parted ways with bassist Gorlan and have replaced him with Jakob. Commented the band: "[Jakob] already recorded the bass in the new album and the ones of you that have already seen him live [on the recent tour with RHAPSODY OF FIRE] know he's got some skills! Obviously, this also ...

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U.D.O.: 'Celebrator' Trailer Available

U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will release a "rare-tracks" album with some very special gems for the fans. Entitled "Celebrator", the effort will be made available on May 4 via AFM Records. The official trailer for "Celebrator" can be seen below. "Celebrator" track listing: CD 1: 01. Stormbreaker ...

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