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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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TERÄSBETONI: New Album Update

Finnish metal group TERÄSBETONI — which represented Finland in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest — recently entered HIP Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producers Juha Heininen and Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, THE 69 EYES, LORDI, SENTENCED, APOCALYPTICA) to begin recording its as-yet-untitled fourth album for a late 2010 release via Sakara Records. The recording sessions have ...

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LORDI: 'This Is Heavy Metal' Video Released

"This Is Heavy Metal", the new video from Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI, can be viewed below. A higher-quality version of the clip is available at Metal-Hammer.de. "This Is Heavy Metal", the first single from LORDI's upcoming fifth studio album, "Babez For Breakfast", is available for just .69¢ through all digital providers, including ...

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LORDI Mainman Discusses 'This Is Heavy Metal' Single

Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI have just released the first single from their upcoming fifth studio album, "Babez For Breakfast". "This Is Heavy Metal" is available for just .69¢ through all digital providers, including The Omega Order, and features cover art created by LORDI mainman Mr. Lordi. "I wanted to paint a picture which at ...

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LORDI: New Masks Unveiled

With every new LORDI album comes a brand new look for the Finnish heavy metal monsters and now with the imminent arrival of the band's fifth studio album, "Babez For Breakfast", LORDI has new masks to reveal. This time their costumes, as well as the music on the new album, have a hint of the ...

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Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival: Photos Posted Online

News blog Musica Metal has uploaded over 150 of photos from this year's Gods Of Metal festival, which took place last weekend (June 25-27) in Torino, Italy. Over 30 bands — including KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, DEVILDRIVER, FEAR FACTORY, LORDI, AMON AMARTH, EXODUS, MOTÖRHEAD and SOULFLY — performed on two stages during the three-day event. Day One ...

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TERÄSBETONI Signs With SAKARA RECORDS

Finnish metal group TERÄSBETONI — which represented Finland in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest — has inked a deal with Sakara Records. The band will enter the studio at the end of the summer with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, THE 69 EYES, LORDI, SENTENCED, APOCALYPTICA) to begin recording its as-yet-untitled fourth album for a late ...

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LORDI: New Album Title, Release Date Announced

Finnish hard rock monsters LORDI will release their highly anticipated fifth studio album on September 14, 2010 in the U.S. on The End Records. The new album is titled "Babez For Breakfast" and will be made available simultaneously in Europe, Japan and the USA. The first single, "This Is Heavy Metal", will be released on ...

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LORDI Completes Work On New Album

Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI have finished mixing their new album at WireWorld studio in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Michael Wagener, who has previously worked with SKID ROW, ACCEPT, ALICE COOPER and KING'S X, among many others. A late 2010 release is expected. A short video clip from the studio can be viewed below. Regarding ...

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DOMINATION BLACK Announces New Singer

Finnish "horror" metallers DOMINATION BLACK have announced the addition of singer Matias Palm to the group's ranks. Palm was previously involved with such bands as MERGING FLARE and HEAVY METAL PERSE as well as numerous tribute projects, including JUDAS PRIEST, RUNNING WILD and GAMMA RAY tributes. DOMINATION BLACK is currently working on material for its ...

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LORDI Guitarist Remembers PETER STEELE

Finnish monster rockers LORDI have issued the following update: "[The] sad news [of Peter Steele's passing] reached us couple of days ago. "LORDI were honoured to tour with TYPE O NEGATIVE in 2007. "Our condolences go to everybody who knew Peter, to his family and friends, and to the members of his bands." "I met ...

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EXODUS Added To Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have been confirmed for this year's Gods Of Metal festival, set to take place June 25-27 at Parco della Certosa Reale in Collegno (Turin), Italy. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 25: KILLSWITCH ENGAGE DEVILDRIVER FEAR FACTORY AS I LAY DYING ATREYU JOB FOR A ...

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DEVILDRIVER Added To Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival

Santa Barbara, California metallers DEVILDRIVER have been confirmed for this year's Gods Of Metal festival, set to take place June 25-27 at Parco della Certosa Reale in Collegno (Turin), Italy. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, June 25: KILLSWITCH ENGAGE DEVILDRIVER FEAR FACTORY AS I LAY DYING ATREYU JOB FOR A COWBOY ...

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DEF LEPPARD, MOTÖRHEAD, DIO, MÖTLEY CRÜE Featured On 'Half-Minute Hero' Playlist

VidZone, the leading video on demand service that provides free streaming music video to PlayStation3 (PS3) and PSP (PlayStationPortable), today unveils the exclusive playlist for Rising Star Games' brilliant Half-Minute Hero, ahead of the game's launch tomorrow. The Half-Minute Hero track listing includes heavy metal legends MOTÖRHEAD, MÖTLEY CRÜE, NINE INCH NAILS and DEF LEPPARD, ...

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