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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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ANCARA: New Album Delayed

"Chasing Shadows", the third album from Finnish hard rockers ANCARA, has had its release date pushed back from the previously announced August 26. The new release date has not yet been confirmed. "Chasing Shadows" will be made available through Timo Kotipelto's (STRATOVARIUS) High & Loud Records. The CD's first single, "We Paint December", is available ...

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ANCARA: New Song Available For Streaming

Finnish hard rockers ANCARA will release their third album, "Chasing Shadows", on August 26 through Timo Kotipelto's (STRATOVARIUS) High & Loud Records. The CD's first single, "We Paint December", is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. Commented frontman Sammy Salminen: "I wanted to write a song like 'Black Snow' from our ...

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LORDI: Video Interview Available

ExplicitlyIntense.com conducted an interview with Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI earlier in the year when the band played London, England. Watch the four-minute chat below. LORDI's latest album, "Deadache", sold around 1,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD debuted at No. 13 ...

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DOMINATION BLACK: Performance, Interview Footage From Germany Available

Finnish metallers DOMINATION BLACK performed at the Nordischer Klang festival in Greifswald, Germany on May 6, 2009. A short video report from Moritz TV, which includes performance and interview footage, can be viewed below. DOMINATION BLACK's latest mini-CD, "Haunting", entered the Finnish single chart at position No. 15 back in February 2008. LORDI mainman Mr. ...

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HAIL!: Scandinavian Shows Announced

Hot on the heels of its recent shows in Turkey, Greece and Austria, metal supergroup HAIL! — the new all-star project featuring guitarist Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA), vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, BEYOND FEAR, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ICED EARTH), drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (ALICE COOPER, MEGADETH) and bassist David Ellefson (F5, MEGADETH) — has confirmed the first ...

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ANCARA Announces New Guitarist

Finnish hard rockers ANCARA have announced the addition of guitarist Tuomas "Gary" Keskinen (TECHNICOLOUR, NEGATIVE, MONDAY) to the group's ranks. Gary replaces Samuel Hjelt, who left the band earlier this year. Commented bassist Mika Rajala: "We are very pleased with our new member, who has heaps of experience under his belt and solid vision in ...

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LORDI: Dublin Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of Finnish hard rock monsters LORDI performing the song "Deadache" on February 15, 2009 at Dublin, Ireland's Button Factory can be viewed below (clip uploaded by qcdempses). LORDI's latest album, "Deadache", sold around 1,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD debuted ...

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Germany's GUN RECORDS Closes Its Doors

The Bochum, Germany-based rock/metal record label GUN Records (a.k.a. Great Unlimited Noises) has officially closed its doors. Launched in 1992 by Bogdan Kopec and Wolfgang Funk (who left his role as president of the company in December 2008) as a joint venture with BMG, the company had discovered and/or developed such successful artists as GUANO ...

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LORDI Teams Up With UGO.com To Present 'Lordi HeroMachine'

Finnish monster rockers LORDI have teamed up with premier lifestyle site UGO.com to bring fans the Lordi HeroMachine, a highly-detailed and fully-customizable interactive character-building game. According to a press release, "Legions of fans from around the world have already sworn their allegiance and now is your chance to join their ravenous chorus. Create your own ...

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LIZZY BORDEN's 2008 Year-End Review

LIZZY BORDEN frontman/namesake has issued the following update: "As we are plotting and planning LIZZY BORDEN's 2009 assault on the world, I can't help but reflect about what 2008 has brought to us and what we gave to it with our blood, sweat and tears… Okay, so we didn't cry, but there were times when ...

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LORDI's OX And AWA Interviewed; Video Available

Ox (bass) and Awa (keyboards) of Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI, dressed in their monster attire, talked with Kiwibox.com senior editor Steven about how the band's mainman, Mr. Lordi, spends over three hours a day putting on his costume, what everyone back home in Finland thinks about Barack Obama's victory in the United States and ...

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BAD WAY To Release 'Dead Letters' In March

Spanish rockers BAD WAY will release their sophomore album, "Dead Letters", on March 23, 2009. Helmed by top Spanish producer Gonzalo Parreño (UZZUAHIA, LA PULQUERÍA), mixed by Roger García (UZZUAHIA, MONKEY HOLE) and mastered by Mika Jussila (HIM, NIGHTWISH), "Dead Letters" will include 11 songs, of which you can hear a snippet at

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LORDI: New Video Interview Available

Meredith Molinari of Vlazemetal.com recently conducted an interview with Finnish heavy-metal monster band LORDI. Watch the chat in four parts below. "Deadache", the new album from LORDI, has registered the following European chart positions: Finland: #5 Germany: #33 Sweden: #42 Austria: #51 LORDI sold around 1,700 copies of "Deadache" in the United States ...

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LORDI Meets BLACKWOLF: Video Available

Blackwolf, a 4,000-year-old wizard and LORDI's number one fan, had the opportunity of a lifetime when Triumph the Insult Comic Dog introduced him to the Finnish monster rockers at NBC Studios earlier this month when the band taped its appearance for the "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" show. You can watch the video below. "Deadache", ...

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LORDI: More European Tour Dates Announced

Finnish monster rockers LORDI have scheduled the following European dates: Jan. 24 - SWE - Lund - Mejeriet Jan. 25 - SWE - Stockholm - Arenan Jan. 26 - SWE - Gothenburg - Traedgarn Jan. 29 - GER - Hamburg - Docks Jan. 30 - GER - Herford - X Jan. 31 - GER - ...

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