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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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ANCARA Begins Recording New Album

Finnish hard rockers ANCARA entered Matrixtor Studios in Hämeenlinna, Finland on November 3 to begin recording their third album with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, APOCALYPTICA, AMORPHIS, LORDI, THE 69 EYES, SENTENCED, SEPULTURA). The follow-up to last year's "Beyond the Dark", will once again be released via High and Loud, the record label owned by STRATOVARIUS ...

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LORDI: 'Deadache' European Chart Positions Revealed

"Deadache", the new album from Finnish monster rockers 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 in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD debuted at No. 13 on the Top New ...

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LIZZY BORDEN: More U.S., European Dates Announced

California metallers LIZZY BORDEN will bring their blood-red American metal to the U.S. and seven countries in Europe this fall. The show will feature songs from the band's latest release, "Appointment With Death", as well as classic anthems from the group's 25-year career catalog. The U.S. dates will see LIZZY joining forces with Finland’s own ...

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LORDI: 'Deadache' First-Week Sales Revealed

Finnish monster rockers LORDI sold around 1,700 copies of their new album, "Deadache", in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD debuted at No. 13 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who ...

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LORDI Found Fame But Not Wealth

According to the Manchester Evening News, Finnish monster rockers LORDI failed to strike it rich despite winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006, according to a Finnish newspaper. Lordi Enterprises, the company created by LORDI, had "surprisingly" made a loss in its first 12 months to last December, reports the financial paper Kauppalehti. ...

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LORDI: First European Dates Revealed

Finnish monster rockers LORDI will embark on a European headlining tour in January. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jan. 24 - SWE - Lund - Mejeriet Jan. 25 - SWE - Stockholm - Arenan Jan. 26 - SWE - Gothenburg - Traedgarn Jan. 29 - GER - Hamburg - Docks Jan. 30 - ...

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Former KISS Manager BILL AUCOIN Interviewed: Audio Available

In the latest episode of "Talking Metal", hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy sit down with legendary artist manager and director Bill Aucoin in his New York City office. Topics include Bill's experiences with KISS, Billy Idol, Steve Stevens, Billy Squier, VAN HALEN, MANOWAR and LORDI. In addition, Bill discusses his new company, Aucoin Globe ...

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