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From Hell With Love - BEAST IN BLACK

Anton Kabanen is a power metal and manga-eating junkie, his ear ever on the hunt for the most will-breaking melody this side of ABBA. Having parted from his former band, BATTLE BEAST, in 2015 after a decade-long run, he immediately formed his powerhouse group, BEAST IN BLACK. Both bands being named after the manga and ...

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MASTERPLAN's ROLAND GRAPOW Says Young Musicians Are 'A Bit More Lazy': 'Everybody's Used To Playing To The Computer'

Brazil's Rock Mania recently conducted an interview with guitarist Roland Grapow of melodic metallers MASTERPLAN. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "PumpKings", MASTERPLAN's 2017 album that saw the band re-record the songs Grapow wrote while he was a member of HELLOWEEN: Roland: "I ...

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NIGHTWISH's TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN: 'I Couldn't Take Another Member Leaving The Band Anymore'

Rock Hard Slovakia conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen prior to the band's November 13 concert at Incheba Expo Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On playing older, lesser-known NIGHTWISH songs during the band's 2018 "Decades" tour: Tuomas: "I think nostalgic ...

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BEAST IN BLACK Guitarist Says New Album 'From Hell With Love' Is 'More Like The '80s Style'

Laureline Tilkin of Tuonela magazine recently conducted an interview with guitarists Anton Kabanen and Kasperi Heikkinen of Finnish melodic metallers BEAST IN BLACK. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the writing process for BEAST IN BLACK's second album, "From Hell With Love": Anton: "It ...

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Ex-NIGHTWISH Singer TARJA TURUNEN On Benefits Of Being A Solo Artist: 'There Is Nobody Telling Me What I Should Do'

Keefy from Ghost Cult magazine recently conducted an interview with former NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how she prepares for long tours: Tarja: "Physical and vocal. As I am a lyrical singer, I really have to work hard. I'm ...

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NIGHTWISH's TROY DONOCKLEY Isn't A Fan Of Original Singer TARJA TURUNEN's Voice: It 'Didn't Really Do It For Me'

Linea Rock 's Barbara Caserta conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH multi-instrumentalist Troy Donockley prior to the band's December 4 concert at Mediolanum Forum in Milan, Italy. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how his musical capabilities has shaped NIGHTWISH's overall sound: Troy: "That's difficult ...

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DELAIN To Release 'Hunter's Moon' In February

Dutch metallers DELAIN will release "Hunter's Moon" on February 22, 2019 via Napalm Records. The effort consists of exciting new studio tracks accompanied by a live Blu-ray from the band's sold-out "Danse Macabre" 2017 European tour. "Hunter's Moon" is the final in the trilogy, and follows on from DELAIN's EP "Lunar Prelude" and the full-length ...

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FLOOR JANSEN: 'The Reason Why NIGHTWISH Sounds The Way It Does Is Because TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Writes The Music'

France's Duke TV recently conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH frontwoman Floor Jansen. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On developing her voice within NIGHTWISH: Floor: "I didn't really work on the voice. It's more a natural progression of thinking of what kind of feel the ...

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TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN On Why NIGHTWISH Took A Year Off: 'The Passion Just Wasn't There'

NIGHTWISH keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen recently spoke with Spain's Metal Journal. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On revisiting some of NIGHTWISH's earliest material during the band's ongoing "Decades" tour: Tuomas: "Nostalgia would be the perfect word to describe how we feel. It really is ...

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Japan's All-Female Metal Band LOVEBITES: Listen To 'Pledge Of The Savior' Song

Rising stars of Japan's metal scene LOVEBITES have just released their sophomore full-length album, "Clockwork Immortality", via Arising Empire. The official track video for the disc's latest single, "Pledge Of The Savior", can be seen below. LOVEBITES leader and bassist Miho says: "'Clockwork Immortality' features the strongest, most powerful elements of our second EP, 'Battle ...

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Watch DEE SNIDER And TARJA TURUNEN Perform With Finnish Christmas Rock Project RASKASTA JOULUA

Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER) and Tarja Turunen (NIGHTWISH) are among the guest musicians who performed with Finland's annual, all-star symphonic Christmas rock project RASKASTA JOULUA, which translates to "Heavy Christmas," earlier tonight (Tuesday, December 4) in Rauma, Finland. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. RASKASTA JOULUA started with an album in ...

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THE DARK ELEMENT Feat. Former NIGHTWISH Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: Recordings For Second Album Begin

THE DARK ELEMENT, the project featuring former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen, has entered the studio to begin recording its second album. The follow-up to last year's "The Dark Element" will tentatively arrive in the fall of 2019 via Frontiers Music Srl. Olzon says: "I'm so excited that me ...

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FLOOR JANSEN Laments Split Of Her Pre-NIGHTWISH Band AFTER FOREVER: 'I Was Not Too Pleased With Stopping'

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH frontwoman Floor Jansen about NORTHWARD, her hard rock project with PAGAN'S MIND guitarist Jørn Viggo Lofstad. You can watch the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of NORTHWARD, which date back to an all-star jam at the 2007 ProgPower USA ...

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Japan's All-Female Metal Band LOVEBITES To Release 'Clockwork Immortality' Album In December

Rising stars of Japan's metal scene LOVEBITES have signed a deal with Arising Empire. The band's sophomore full-length album, "Clockwork Immortality", will be released on December 7. LOVEBITES consists of Asami (vocals), Miho (bass), Haruna (drums), Midori (guitars) and Miyako (guitars/keyboard). The LOVEBITES sound owes a debt to the many great overseas heavy metal bands ...

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BEAST IN BLACK: 'From Hell With Love' Cover Artwork Unveiled

The cover artwork for BEAST IN BLACK's sophomore album, "From Hell With Love", can be seen below. The follow-up to 2017's "Berserker" is scheduled for a February 8, 2019 release via Nuclear Blast. BEAST IN BLACK is the Helsinki, Finland-based metal band led by former BATTLE BEAST guitarist and main songwriter Anton Kabanen. The "From ...

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NIGHTWISH's 'End Of An Era' To Be Re-Released In December

October 21, 2005 is a historic date for every NIGHTWISH fan — many tears flowed, yet the foundation was laid for a new beginning and the ongoing continuity of the band. What subsequently appeared as the DVD titled "End Of An Era" was not only the final show of their mega-selling "Once" tour, but also ...

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