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APOCALYPTICA's Connection With METALLICA Is 'Super Great'

Austria's Mulatschag recently conducted an interview with Paavo Lötjönen and Perttu Kivilaakso of Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about joining METALLICA on stage at the Fillmore in San Francisco as part of the week-long celebration of the band's 30th anniversary in December 2011, Perttu said: "Of course we ...

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APOCALYPTICA: Official Lyric Video For 'House Of Chains' Song

The official lyric video for the song "House Of Chains" from APOCALYPTICA can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Shadowmaker", which was released on April 21 via Eleven Seven Music Group's Better Noise imprint. The Finnish musicians — accompanied by their American lead singer Franky Perez — recorded the ...

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HIM Unveils New Drummer During Surprise Festival Appearance

Finnish "love" metallers HIM have recruited Jukka "Kosmo" Kröger (HERRA YLPPÖ & IHMISET) as their new drummer following the departure of Mika Kristian Karppinen (a.k.a. Gas Lipstick) earlier this year. Kröger made his live debut with HIM earlier tonight (Saturday, July 25) during a surprise performance at the Qstock festival in Oulu, Finland. The concert ...

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APOCALYPTICA Members 'Love Being Naked'

Samuli Väänänen of Finland's Radio Nova recently conducted an interview with Franky Perez and Eicca Toppinen of Finnish/American cello rockers APOCALYPTICA. You can now watch the chat below. Also available is footage of the band performing the songs "Shadowmaker" and a cover of the METALLICA classic "Nothing Else Matters" at the Radio Nova studios. Speaking ...

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APOCALYPTICA's MIKKO SIRÉN, FRANKY PEREZ Speak To TotalRock Radio At U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival (Video)

Hayley Leggs of TotalRock Radio conducted an interview with APOCALYPTICA's Franky Perez and Mikko Sirén at the 2015 edition of the U.K.'s Download festival, which was held last weekend in Donington Park. You can now watch the chat below. APOCALYPTICA's new album, "Shadowmaker", was released on April 21 via Eleven Seven Music Group's Better Noise ...

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APOCALYPTICA: Video Footage Of Montreal Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of APOCALYPTICA's June 10 performance at the Metropolis in Montreal, Quebec, Canada can be seen below. APOCALYPTICA's new album, "Shadowmaker", was released on April 21 via Eleven Seven Music Group's Better Noise imprint. The Finnish musicians — accompanied by their American lead singer Franky Perez — recorded the CD with Grammy Award-winning ...

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HIM Announces First Shows Since Split With Drummer

Finnish "love" metallers HIM will play three shows in August in their home country. These concerts will mark the band's first live appearances since the departure of longtime HIM drummer Mika Kristian Karppinen (a.k.a. Gas Lipstick) earlier this year. The dates are as follows: Aug. 15 - Tampere, Klubi Aug. 16 - Jyväskylä, Lutakko Aug. ...

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CANDLEMASS/Ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Singer MATS LEVÉN Collaborates With Slovakia's TRISTANA

Swedish singer Mats Levén (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, CANDLEMASS, TREAT, THERION, KRUX) is collaborating with the Slovakian alternative metal band TRISTANA. The new project, calling itself TRISTANA FEAT. MATS LEVÉN, will make festival appearances this summer. Levén began his career in 1986 in the bands SWEDISH EROTICA and TREAT. In 1997 came his first worldwide success as ...

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APOCALYPTICA: Pro-Shot Footage Of Entire Berlin Concert

Professionally filmed video footage of APOCALYPTICA's entire April 1 concert at SchwuZ in Berlin, Germany can be seen below. The video is a production of ARTE and ZDF. APOCALYPTICA's new album, "Shadowmaker", was released on April 21 via Eleven Seven Music Group's Better Noise imprint. The Finnish musicians — accompanied by their American lead singer ...

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SIXX: A.M.'s Chicago Concert To Be Streamed On YAHOO!

SIXX: A.M., the band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx alongside guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael, has teamed up with Live Nation and Yahoo! to live-stream its April 20 concert live from Chicago, Illinois. This is one of 365 concerts to stream over a 12-month period on the Live Nation channel on Yahoo! ...

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APOCALYPTICA: Entire 'Shadowmaker' Album Available For Streaming

"Shadowmaker", the new album from cello rockers APOCALYPTICA, can be streamed in its entirety using the embedded YouTube playlist below. "Shadowmaker" will be released on April 21 via Eleven Seven Music Group's Better Noise imprint. The Finnish musicians — accompanied by their American lead singer Franky Perez — recorded the CD with Grammy Award-winning producer ...

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Finnish Postal Service To Honor NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, APOCALYPTICA, HIM On Stamps

Finland's postal service, Posti, will release nine new stamp publications in September-November, with a total of 35 different stamps. The stamps will feature musical themes ranging from Sibelius to hard rock, including six internationally successful Finnish rock bands that got to where they are today through a great deal of determination and perseverance. The Finnish ...

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Video: SIXX: A.M. Performs In Las Vegas

Fan-filmed video footage of SIXX: A.M., the band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx alongside guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael, perfoming on April 10 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. SIXX: A.M. will continue its "Modern Vintage" tour, playing a limited number of dates all across ...

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SIXX: A.M.: 'Get Ya Some' Lyric Video Released

SIXX: A.M., the band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx alongside guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael, has released the official lyric video for its song "Get Ya Some". The track is taken from SIXX: A.M.'s third album, "Modern Vintage", which was released on October 7, 2014 via Eleven Seven Music. In an interview ...

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APOCALYPTICA's PAAVO LÖTJÖNEN Says Working With Producer NICK RASKULINECZ Was 'Really Inspiring'

RNL Social Media recently conducted an interview with Paavo Lötjönen of Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about APOCALYPTICA's decision to work with producer Nick Raskulinecz (FOO FIGHTERS, DEFTONES, MASTODON) on the band's new album, "Shadowmaker", Paavo said: "Nick is a great producer. He has done a ...

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SIXX: A.M. Taps BLEEKER RIDGE Drummer For Upcoming Tour

SIXX: A.M., the band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx alongside guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael, has hired drummer Dustin Steinke of the Canadian rock band BLEEKER RIDGE to sit behind the kit for SIXX: A.M.'s upcoming U.S. tour, which is scheduled to kick off in early April. Based in Orillia, Ontario, BLEEKER ...

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APOCALYPTICA: Footage From Making Of 'Cold Blood' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Cold Blood", the new video from cello rockers APOCALYPTICA, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Shadowmaker", which will be released on April 21 via Eleven Seven Music Group's Better Noise imprint. The Finnish musicians — accompanied by their American lead singer Franky ...

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APOCALYPTICA Announces North American Headlining Tour

Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA — accompanied by their American lead singer Franky Perez — will set out on the road in May 2015 to bring their unique and exciting live show to fans across the U.S. and Canada. The band will be fresh off its April tour dates opening for SIXX: A.M. and ready to ...

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MAIDEN UNITED's 'Remembrance' Album Featuring PAUL DI'ANNO, BLAZE BAYLEY: Cover Artwork Unveiled

MAIDEN UNITED, the acoustic IRON MAIDEN tribute project featuring Damian Wilson (THRESHOLD, HEADSPACE) and Ruud Jolie (WITHIN TEMPTATION), will release a new album, "Remembrance", on May 22 on CD, red 12-inch vinyl and as a digital download. The cover artwork for the album can be seen below. "Remembrance" track listing: 01. Strange World 02. Charlotte ...

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