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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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LORDI To Perform On 'Late Night With Conan O'Brien'

Finnish monster rockers LORDI will be the featured musical guests on NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" airing on Thursday night, November 6 at 12:35 a.m. (technically Friday morning). LORDI and reactivated California metallers LIZZY BORDEN will team up for a U.S. tour in November. Also appearing on the bill is STOLEN BABIES. Confirmed dates ...

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UNEARTH, AMON AMARTH To Guest On 'Chaos With Full Metal Jackie'

Massachusetts metallers UNEARTH and Swedish Vikings AMON AMARTH will be the featured guests on this Sunday's (October 19) edition of Indie 103.1 FM's specialty metal program "Chaos with Full Metal Jackie" at 10:00 p.m. PST (1:00 a.m. EST Monday morning). The show will also premier music from LORDI's new album, "Deadache", and DIR EN GREY's ...

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

Finnish monster rockers LORDI and reactivated California metallers LIZZY BORDEN will team up for a U.S. tour in November. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Nov. 07 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues Nov. 08 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Nov. 09 - San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit Nov. ...

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LORDI, LIZZY BORDEN To Team Up For U.S. Dates

According to the House of Blues web site, LORDI and LIZZY BORDEN will team up for the following U.S. dates in November: Nov. 12 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues Nov. 13 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues Nov. 22 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues Nov. 23 - Cleveland, ...

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LORDI Mainman Comments On 'Deadache' Artwork

LORDI's fourth studio album, "Deadache", will be released in the U.S. on October 28 and internationally in the same week. The Nino Laurenne-produced CD, much like its predecessors, is catchy, melodic hard rock, but this time around there is a rougher edge to the music. The last piece to the puzzle is now ready — ...

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MY MINDS WEAPON Signs With DRAKKAR ENTERTAINMENT

Drakkar Entertainment has announced the signing of the Scottish band MY MINDS WEAPON. The quintet from Edinburgh is considered one of the great metal hopefuls in the UK and immediately wowed the company from Witten, Germany, which has made a name for itself with acts such as NIGHTWISH, KREATOR and LORDI and is set to ...

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LORDI: 'Bite It Like A Bulldog' Video Posted Online

"Bite It Like a Bulldog", the new video from Finnish hard rock monsters LORDI, can be viewed below. The single, which recently topped the Finnish chart, features a powerful bass line and was co-written by the group's mainman Mr. Lordi (real name: Tomi Putaansuu) and bassist Mr. Ox. Regarding the video, which was directed by ...

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DOMINATION BLACK: Pro-Shot Footage From DARK WINTER Festival Available

Professionally filmed video footage of DOMINATION BLACK's February 23, 2008 performance at the Dark Winter festival in Kotka, Finland can be viewed below. DOMINATION BLACK's new mini-CD, "Haunting", entered the Finnish single chart at position No. 15 back in February. LORDI mainman Mr. Lordi recorded guest vocals for the track "The House Of 1000 Eyes", ...

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UK's BLACK SWAN Festival Cancelled

The UK's Black Swan festival — which was scheduled to take place September 27, 2008 at Bath Racecourse (with performances from MAYHEM, LORDI, CROWNING GLORY, SPEARHEAD, DISCHARGE and the UK SUBS) — has been cancelled. The festival organizers have issued the following statement regarding the matter: "It has come as another massive blow to us, ...

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LORDI: New Costumes Unveiled

Finnish hard rock monsters LORDI have released the first photo (see below) of their new costumes via their official web site. All the costumes were designed by the group's mainman Mr. Lordi (real name: Tomi Putaansuu) and his wife and required several months to complete. Mr. Lordi's costume alone weighs more than 24 kilograms (approximately ...

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LORDI Exploring Horror Themes On 'Deadache'

Finnish monster rockers LORDI will release their fourth studio album, entitled "Deadache", in the U.S. on October 28 and internationally in the same week. The Nino Laurenne-produced album, much like its predecessors, is catchy, melodic hard rock, but this time around there is a rougher edge to the music. A crucial element of LORDI's essence ...

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LORDI: New Album Title Announced; First Single Available

Finnish moster rockers LORDI have set "Deadache" as the title of fourth album, due in North America on October 28 via The End Records. The CD "will showcase the band's trademark melodic hard rock sound, something the band has amplified from the debut, 'Get Heavy', onto the mega-successful 'The Arockalypse'," according to a press release. ...

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BLACK TEMPLE: New Album To Feature ENSIFERUM, AJATTARA Members

Finland's BLACK TEMPLE — which is said to be "the world's first kung-fu metal band" — has announced plans to release a new single entitled "Party Material". The CD was recorded at Helsinki Underground Studios, mixed by Mikko Karmila (CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH, LORDI) and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox studio in Helsinki. More ...

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DOMINATION BLACK: 'The House Of 1000 Eyes' Video Posted Online

"The House Of 1000 Eyes", the new video from Finnish "horror" metallers DOMINATION BLACK, can be viewed below. The track, which features guest vocals by LORDI mainman Mr. Lordi, comes off DOMINATION BLACK's latest mini-CD, "Haunting", which entered the Finnish single chart at position No. 15 back in February. The effort was released on February ...

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APRIL To Release 'Anthems For The Rejected' This Month

Helsinki-based alternative metallers APRIL will release their sophomore album, "Anthems for the Rejected", on August 27 through Spinefarm Records. The CD was produced by Pelle Henricsson and Eskil Lövström at Tonteknik recording studio in Umeå, Sweden. "Anthems for the Rejected" is filled to the brim with haunting vocals, blistering guitar patterns and energetic beats. From ...

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