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FATAL SMILE: New Album Samples Available

Swedish hard rockers FATAL SMILE will release their new album, "21st Century Freaks", on May 14 via FS Records/GMR Music Group. The CD was produced by Mr. Y, engineered/recorded by Philty and mixed by the two of them together. The mastering duties were handled by Mats "Limpan" Lindfors at Cutting Room Studios. "21st Century Freaks" ...

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U.D.O.: 'Celebrator' Audio Samples 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. "Celebrator" track listing: CD 1: 01. Stormbreaker ("Rev-Raptor" Japan BONUS) 02. Tallyman (Taken from the "Rev-Raptor" ...

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LORDI Has A New Drummer

Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI have recruited a new drummer following the passing of Tonmi "Otus" Lillman in early February. The new member's character's name will not be revealed yet and he will be simply called "the drummer" for now. The mask and the costume are kept to the minimum, but enough to fit him ...

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Talks Vocal Technique In New Video Interview

Marko Osterholz of Rockvoice HQ recently conducted an interview with former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider. You can now watch the chat below. U.D.O. 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. "Celebrator" track ...

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FATAL SMILE: 'Welcome To The Freakshow' Video Released

"Welcome To The Freakshow", the new video from Swedish hard rockers FATAL SMILE, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Owe Lingwall, who has previously worked with KAMELOT, MESHUGGAH and THE RASMUS, among others. "Welcome To The Freakshow" is the first single from FATAL SMILE's new album, "21st Century Freaks", which will be ...

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U.D.O.: 'Celebrator' Track Listing Revealed

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. "Celebrator" track listing: CD 1: 01. Stormbreaker ("Rev-Raptor" Japan BONUS) 02. Tallyman (Taken from the "Rev-Raptor" ...

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FATAL SMILE: New Album Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Swedish hard rockers FATAL SMILE will release their new album, "21st Century Freaks", on May 7 via FS Records/GMR Music Group. The CD was produced by Mr. Y, engineered/recorded by Philty and mixed by the two of them together. The mastering duties were handled by Mats "Limpan" Lindfors at Cutting Room Studios. "21st Century Freaks" ...

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FATAL SMILE: 'Welcome To The Freakshow' Trailer Available

After playing 350 shows internationally during their "World Domination Tour" with such bands as DIO, W.A.S.P., QUEENSRŸCHE, DORO and LORDI in support of their last album, "World Domination", Swedish hard rockers FATAL SMILE spent over a year writing and recording songs for the follow-up effort. Entitled "21st Century Freaks", the new CD was recorded in ...

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ENSIFERUM Begins Recording New Album

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM have entered the studio to begin recording their fifth album for a late spring/early summer release via Spinefarm Records. The drums, bass, grand piano and Hammond organ parts are being tracked at Petrax studio in Hollola, Finland while the rest will be laid down at Yellow House studio in Hämeenlinna, Finland ...

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LORDI Mourns Drummer's Death

Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI have released the following statement: "Our dear friend and bandmate, 'Otus' Tonmi Lillman, has sadly passed away [at the age of 38]. He will be greatly missed and we send our condolences to his family and friends. "Otus: we thank You from the bottom of our hearts for the short ...

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Former TO/DIE/FOR And SINERGY Drummer TONMI LILLMAN Dead At 38

Acclaimed Finnish heavy metal drummer Tonmi Lillman, who has previously played with TO/DIE/FOR, SINERGY and AJATTARA, has died at the age of 38. A cause of death has not yet been revealed. Lillman was also part of the parody punk band KYLÄHULLUT (featuring CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho and KLAMYDIA vocalist Vesku Jokinen), and ...

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LORDI To Release 'Scarchives Vol. 1' CD/DVD

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. Commented LORDI mainman Mr. Lordi: "The [proposed] ...

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FATAL SMILE To Return With New Album In April

After playing 350 shows internationally during their "World Domination Tour" with such bands as DIO, W.A.S.P., QUEENSRŸCHE, DORO and LORDI in support of their last album, "World Domination", Swedish hard rockers FATAL SMILE spent over a year writing and recording songs for the follow-up effort. Entitled "21st Century Freaks", the new CD was recorded in ...

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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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