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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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LACRIMOSA, RHEMORHA Confirmed For Czech Republic's MASTERS OF ROCK

LACRIMOSA and RHEMORHA have been confirmed for this year's Masters Of Rock feastival, set to take place July 15-18, 2010 in Vizovice, Czech Republic. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: MANOWAR (USA) TARJA (FI) ACCEPT (D) UNISONIC (D) SABATON (S) LORDI (FI) DORO (D) ANNIHILATOR (CAN) QUEENSRŸCHE (USA) MASTERPLAN (D) EPICA (NL) BEHEMOTH ...

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DOMINATION BLACK Parts Ways With Singer, Seeks Replacement

Finnish "horror" metallers DOMINATION BLACK have parted ways with singer Kari A. Kilgast (a.k.a The Sentinel) and are currently seeking a replacement. Interested parties can contact the band at dominationblack@gmail.com. Fan-filmed video footage of DOMINATION BLACK's performance at this year's Dark River festival — which was held August 7-8, 2009 at Honkala Stadium, Karhula, Finland ...

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ANCARA: 'Tears With A Smile' Video Released

"Tears With A Smile", the new video from Finnish hard rockers ANCARA, can be viewed below. The song — which is described as "a duet ballad" — features a guest appearance by Agnes Pihlava, a finalist in the 2005 Finnish national TV talent competition "Idols". Commented frontman Sammy Salminen: "I wanted to write a song ...

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LORDI Preparing To Record New Album

Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI are preparing to enter the studio to begin recording their new album for an early 2010 release. 25 songs have already been recorded in demo form for the follow-up to 2008's "Deadache" and the band is currently holding meetings with the upcoming CD's producer (whose identity has not yet been ...

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ANCARA To Release 'Chasing Shadows' In October

Finnish hard rockers ANCARA will release their third album, "Chasing Shadows", on October 21 in the band's home country and a later date in other parts of Europe. According to the group, the CD's release was "postponed by two months because the band decided to release the album independently though their own Dks Music label ...

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HIM, KREATOR, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, DIMMU BORGIR Members Featured In 'Promised Land' Documentary

Members of HIM, NORTHER, KREATOR, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, ENTOMBED, CARCASS, KORPIKLAANI, DIMMU BORGIR and SONATA ARCTICA are among the musicians who were interviewed for "Promised Land of Heavy Metal", a documentary about the history and philosophy of heavy metal and how it became such a big deal in a small country called Finland. The filmmakers tell ...

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ANCARA: 'Tears With a Smile' Video Teaser Available

A teaser for the "Tears With a Smile" video from Finnish hard rockers ANCARA can be viewed below. The song — which is described as "a duet ballad" — features a guest appearance by Agnes Pihlava, a finalist in the 2005 Finnish national TV talent competition "Idols". "Tears With a Smile" comes off ANCARA's third ...

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DOMINATION BLACK In Writing Mode

Fan-filmed video footage of DOMINATION BLACK's performance at this year's Dark River festival — which was held August 7-8, 2009 at Honkala Stadium, Karhula, Finland — can be viewed below (courtesy of "JaEISa"). The Finnish "horror" metallers are currently writing and demoing new material for an as-yet-untitled new album, tentatively due before the end of ...

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ANCARA: Finnish Dates Announced

Finnish hard rockers ANCARA have scheduled the following dates: Oct. 22 - Helsinki, Finland - On The Rocks Oct. 24 - Kouvola, Finland - House of Rock Nov. 13 - Seinäjoki, Finland - Rokkikellari (acoustic) "Chasing Shadows", the third album from ANCARA, recently had its release date pushed back from the previously announced August 26. ...

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