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ELVENKING To Enter Studio Next Month

Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING will enter Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland on February 24 with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, APOCALYPTICA) to begin recording their new album for a mid-2012 release via AFM Records. Nino previously worked with the band on "The Winter Wake" and "The Scythe" CDs. "I think it is ...

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VENOM Confirmed For Germany's CHRISTMAS METAL FESTIVAL

British black metal pioneers VENOM have been confirmed for the Christmas Metal Festival, set to take place November 25-26 at Stadthalle in Lichtenfels, Germany. Commented VENOM vocalist/bassist Conrad "Cronos" Lant: "I know were supposed to be just working on the new album release, etc., but c'mon, some of our most hardcore legions are German. How ...

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TERSBETONI Frontman To Pay Tribute To QUEEN

Jarkko Ahola of the Finnish metal groups TERSBETONI and NORTHERN KINGS will team up with the Air Force Band and Navy Band of the Finnish Defence Forces for a four-concert tour as a tribute to Freddie Mercury and QUEEN. Commented Ahola: "Since it's been 20 years since the death of Freddie Mercury and it's been ...

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HEAVY METAL FILM FESTIVAL Organizer Announces Partial Lineup

The world's first-ever film festival dedicated to heavy metal music is set to take place at the Downtown Independent Cinema in Los Angeles, California from March 31 through April 3, 2011. Festival organizer and long-time metalhead Samuel Douek is proud to announce the first portion of the maiden lineup for 2011's Heavy Metal Film Festival. ...

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KIUAS Announces New Lineup

Finnish power metallers KIUAS have issued the following update: "As our loyal followers (that's you!) are well aware, Ilja [Jalkanen, vocals] left the band to pursue other interests. However, it is not only Ilja who has been pondering the balance between KIUAS and other areas in their lives. "Markku's [Näreneva, drums] duties as a parent ...

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TERÄSBETONI: Video Interview With JARKKO AHOLA Posted Online

Katherine Byrne conducted an interview with vocalist/bassist Jarkko Ahola of the Finnish metal group TERÄSBETONI in the fall of 2010 before the release of the band's fourth album, "Maailma Tarvitsee Sankareita" (English translation: "The World Needs Heroes"). You can now watch the chat in two parts below. "Maailma Tarvitsee Sankareita" entered the official chart in ...

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LORDI Mainman Reveals 'Secret' About GWAR In New Video Interview

Marple from German's pitXplorer magazine conducted an interview with Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI before the band's December 12, 2010 concert at LKA in Stuttgart, Germany. You can now watch the chat below. When asked what the differences are between LORDI and GWAR, LORDI mainman Mr. Lordi replied, "We're LORDI and they're GWAR. I mean, ...

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ACCEPT, LORDI, DEATH ANGEL Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

ACCEPT, LORDI and DEATH ANGEL have been confirmed for next year's edition of Bang Your Head!!! festival, set to take place July 15-16, 2011 in Balingen, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ACCEPT AMORPHIS ASPHYX CRASHDIET CRIMSON GLORY D-A-D DEATH ANGEL IMMORTAL LORDI OVERKILL PSYCHOTIC WALTZ SONATA ARCTICA STORMWARRIOR ...

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TERÄSBETONI: 'Metalliolut' Video Released

"Metalliolut", the new video from the Finnish metal group TERÄSBETONI — which represented Finland in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest — can be viewed below. The clip was filmed in eastern Finland with director Antti "Hyrde" Hyyrynen (vocalist and guitarist of STAM1NA). The track comes off the band's fourth album, "Maailma Tarvitsee Sankareita" (English translation: ...

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TERÄSBETONI Working On 'Metalliolut' Video

Finnish metal group TERÄSBETONI — which represented Finland in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest — is working on a video for the song "Metalliolut" in eastern Finland with director Antti "Hyrde" Hyyrynen (vocalist and guitarist of STAM1NA). The track comes off the band's fourth album, "Maailma Tarvitsee Sankareita" (English translation: "The World Needs Heroes"), which ...

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TERÄSBETONI: New Song Available For Streaming

Finnish metal group TERÄSBETONI — which represented Finland in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest — will release its fourth album, "Maailma Tarvitsee Sankareita" (English translation: "The World Needs Heroes"), on November 24 via Sakara Records. The CD was recorded in part at HIP Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, THE 69 EYES, ...

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LORDI Announces New Drummer

Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI have announced the addition of drummer Otus to the group's ranks. Otus, whose name stands for "creature," is the tenth member in the LORDI family tree. Commented LORDI mainman Mr. Lordi: "We are not really sure who or what he is, he is just … a creature, a thing (otus ...

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TERÄSBETONI: New Album Details Revealed

Finnish metal group TERÄSBETONI — which represented Finland in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest — will release its fourth album, "Maailma Tarvitsee Sankareita" (English translation: "The World Needs Heroes"), on November 24 via Sakara Records. The CD was recorded in part at HIP Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producers Juha Heininen and Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, ...

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SISTER SIN To Support LORDI

Swedish female-fronted heavy rock band SISTER SIN will support LORDI on the following dates: Nov. 08 - Rock Cafe - Tallinn, Estonia Nov. 09 - New York - Vilnius, Lithuania Nov. 12 - Live Club Apollo - Turku, Finland Nov. 13 - Virgin Oil| Helsinki, Finland Nov. 14 - Hopealyhty Cumulus| Hyvinkää, Finland Nov. 16 ...

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LORDI Drummer Gets The Ax For Unmasking Himself

Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI have released the following statement: "It is our unfortunate task to inform that Kita [drums] is no longer a member of LORDI. "Kita has made a decision to pursue his own career publicly as himself, without his alter ego Kita. This is in direct conflict with one of the cornerstones ...

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LORDI: 'Babez For Breakfast' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Babez For Breakfast", the fifth studio album from Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI, sold around 1,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 43 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those ...

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