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INSOMNIUM Drummer: 'Heart Like A Grave' Is 'Easily The Strongest Record We Have Ever Done'

Gonzalo Pozo of Sonic Perspectives recently conducted an interview with drummer Markus Hirvonen of Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On incorporating more "Finnish melancholia" into INSOMNIUM's forthcoming studio album, "Heart Like A Grave": Markus: "Basically it ...

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INSOMNIUM Releases 'Valediction' Music Video

"Valediction", the new video from Finnish melodic death metal masters INSOMNIUM, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Heart Like A Grave", which will be released on October 4 via Century Media Records. The impressive video was shot by Vesa Ranta and Aapo Lahtela of Kaira Films, who filmed ...

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INSOMNIUM Begins Recording New Album

Finnish melodic deathsters INSOMNIUM have begun recording their eighth studio album for a fall 2019 release. Drums are being nailed at SF Studio with engineer Kimmo Perkkiö. Work will then continue at Teemu Aalto Music Productions in Kotka. Jens Bogren will handle the mix at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. Comments guitarist Markus Vanhala: "Again, ...

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EPICA Guitarist Says 'It Won't Take Long' For Work To Begin On Follow-Up To 'The Holographic Principle'

EPICA guitarist Mark Jansen says that "it won't take long" for the band to begin writing material for the follow-up to 2016's "The Holographic Principle" album. EPICA's latest release was "The Solace System" EP, featuring six songs which were created during the sessions for "The Holographic Principle". Asked in a new interview with Metal Wani ...

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Members Of KREATOR, SEPULTURA, DESTRUCTION, SABATON, CANNIBAL CORPSE And Other Bands Take Part In '70000 Tons Of Metal' All-Star Jam (Video)

Fifty heavy metal musicians — including members of KREATOR, SEPULTURA, DESTRUCTION, SABATON, CANNIBAL CORPSE and METAL CHURCH — took part in this year's edition of "Jamming With Waters In International Waters", the official 70000 Tons Of Metal all-star jam hosted by ANNIHILATOR's Jeff Waters. Fan-filmed video footage of the entire event can be seen below ...

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TRIBULATION Releases Visualizer Video For New Song 'The World'

Swedish quartet TRIBULATION will release its new album, "Down Below", on January 26 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2015 release "The Children Of The Night" will feature artwork crafted by TRIBULATION guitarist Jonathan Hultén. The official visalizer video for the song "The World", created by Robert Piel, can be seen ...

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TRIBULATION Releases New Single And Video 'Lady Death'

Swedish quartet TRIBULATION will release its new album, "Down Below", on January 26, 2018 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2015 release "The Children Of The Night" will feature artwork crafted by TRIBULATION guitarist Jonathan Hultén. "Down Below" is preceded by a brand-new seven-inch EP. Titled "Lady Death", it includes the ...

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ISAAC DELAHAYE Says EPICA Likes 'To Do Something Out Of The Box' On Studio Albums

Metal & High Heels recently conducted an interview with guitarist Isaac Delahaye of Dutch symphonic metal giants EPICA. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether EPICA's productivity in the studio comes naturally: Isaac: "It kind of comes naturally. We've always liked the challenge here and there ...

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Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT Joins MAX And IGOR CAVALERA For Cover Of MOTÖRHEAD Classic (Video)

Former MORBID ANGEL frontman David Vincent joined ex-SEPULTURA members Max Cavalera and Igor Cavalera on stage this past Saturday, December 2 at the Winter Masters Of Rock in Zlin, Czech Republic to perform a cover version of the MOTÖRHEAD classic "Ace Of Spades". Video footage of his appearance can be seen below. As previously reported, ...

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EPICA Releases 'Consign To Oblivion' Performance Video

Dutch symphonic metal giants EPICA have released a new performance video for the song "Consign To Oblivion". The footage was captured during EPICA's sold-out show at the Zénith in Paris last February where the band closed its most successful European tour to date together with an excited legion of five thousand fans. This video, which ...

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LACUNA COIL's CRISTINA SCABBIA: 'People Are Scared By Mental Illness Because They Don't Know Much About It'

Alex Haber of Heavy New York recently conducted an interview with frontwoman Cristina Scabbia of Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the record cycle for 2016's "Delirium": Cristina: "So far so good. Now it's been more than a year and ...

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Video: LACUNA COIL Performs In Montreal

Fan-filmed video footage of LACUNA COIL's September 1 performance at Metropolis in Montreal, Quebec, Canada can be seen below. LACUNA COIL has joined Dutch symphonic metal giants EPICA on the North American leg of the band's "The Ultimate Principle" tour. The month-long September trek marks the band's first U.S. tour dates in over a year, ...

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LACUNA COIL Announces European Tour With CELLAR DARLING

Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL will embark on a European headlining tour in the fall. Support on the trek will come from CELLAR DARLING, the band featuring former ELUVEITIE members Anna Murphy (vocals, hurdy-gurdy), Merlin Sutter (drums) and Ivo Henzi (guitars, bass). Tour dates: Nov. 10 - MT - San Gwann - Aria Complex (LACUNA ...

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CRISTINA SCABBIA Says LACUNA COIL 'Made A Big Mistake' With The Imagery For 2009's 'Shallow Life'

Metal Wani's Matthew Powers recently conducted an interview with vocalist Cristina Scabbia of Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL. You can listen to the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On LACUNA COIL's 2016 album "Delirium": Cristina: "I think that everything went amazingly, because our old-school fans are happy; we got a ...

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No New LACUNA COIL Album Until 2019 At The Earliest

LACUNA COIL singers Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro were interviewed by the Impact metal channel before the band's May 7 concert in Budapest, Hungary. You can now watch the chat below. Asked if LACUNA COIL has commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to 2016's "Delirium" album, Andrea said: "No, we haven't started. ...

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LACUNA COIL Re-Signs With CENTURY MEDIA

Currently celebrating their 20th anniversary, Italian metal icons LACUNA COIL and the band's longtime label, Century Media, have decided that it is time to enter another chapter in their relationship. Both parties are pleased to announce that LACUNA COIL have just signed a new deal with Century Media. LACUNA COIL lead vocalist Cristina Scabbia shared ...

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EPICA To Tour North America With LACUNA COIL, INSOMNIUM

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA will return to North America this August and September for "The Ultimate Principle Tour" with LACUNA COIL, INSOMNIUM and ELANTRIS. EPICA frontwoman Simone Simons and EPICA guitar player Isaac Delahaye comment: "You asked for more, you'll get more! After all the great reactions we got on our latest album, 'The Holographic ...

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