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AMORAL: 'Blueprints' Video Released

Finnish heavy rockers AMORAL will release their new album, "Fallen Leaves & Dead Sparrows", on March 31 via Graphite Records. It is the band's first release on U.K. label Graphite, having previously been signed to Spinefarm. The official video for the song "Blueprints" can be seen below. In 2011, AMORAL – bored by the limiting ...

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SHEAR: New Song 'Hollow, Black & Cold' Available For Streaming

Finnish metal/rock act SHEAR will release its second album, "Katharsis", on March 24 in Europe and on April 1 in North America via Lifeforce Records. The artwork for the CD was created by TEXTURES bassist Remko Tielemans. Another song, "Hollow, Black & Cold", from "Katharsis" can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. "Katharsis" was ...

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SHEAR: New Song 'Last Warning' Available For Streaming

Finnish metal/rock act SHEAR will release its second album, "Katharsis", on March 24 in Europe and on April 1 in North America via Lifeforce Records. The artwork for the CD was created by TEXTURES bassist Remko Tielemans. The song "Last Warning" from "Katharsis" can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. "Katharsis" was recorded between ...

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AMORAL: 'Fallen Leaves & Dead Sparrows' LP Trailer (Video)

A trailer for the vinyl version of "Fallen Leaves & Dead Sparrows", the recently completed sixth album from Finnish metallers AMORAL, can be seen below. AMORAL will celebrate the release of "Fallen Leaves & Dead Sparrows" by playing a special show at Virgin Oil Co. in Helsinki on February 28. The concert — the band's ...

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SHEAR To Release 'Katharsis' In March

Finnish metal/rock act SHEAR will release its second album, "Katharsis", on March 24 in Europe and on April 1 in North America via Lifeforce Records. The artwork for the CD was created by TEXTURES bassist Remko Tielemans. "Katharsis" was recorded between April and October 2013 at Sound Supreme Studio and and 5by5 Studio, where the ...

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AMORAL: 'No Familiar Faces' Song Available For Streaming

"No Familiar Faces", a brand new song from Finnish metallers AMORAL, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Fallen Leaves & Dead Sparrows", which will be released on February 14. The effort will be available on CD, double vinyl and digital download. Aki Siltala, the artist behind the covers ...

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AMORAL: New Song Available For Streaming

"If Not Here, Where?", a brand new song from Finnish metallers AMORAL, can be streamed below. The track comes off the band's upcoming album "Fallen Leaves & Dead Sparrows", which will be released in early 2014. "'Fallen Leaves & Dead Sparrows' is a concept album, and 'If Not Here, Where?' sits right in the middle ...

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AMORAL Completes Work On New Album

Guitarist Ben Varon of Finnish metallers AMORAL has issued the following update: "The [new AMORAL] album is ready! Recorded, mixed, mixed some more, mastered, tweaked, mastered some more, done! "We've had the album in our hands for a couple of weeks now, and let me just say it sounds GOOD. Been playing it through everything ...

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SHEAR: Video Footage Of Helsinki Acoustic Performance

Video footage of Helsinki, Finland-based female-fronted metallers SHEAR performing an acoustic set on December 26, 2012 at On The Rocks in their hometown can be seen below. SHEAR last year parted ways with bassist Eerik Purdon and replaced him with Silver Ots (DEAD SHAPE FIGURE, THE NIBIRUAN, AMORAL). SHEAR released its full-length debut, "Breaking The ...

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SHEAR Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

Helsinki, Finland-based female-fronted metallers SHEAR have parted ways with bassist Eerik Purdon and replaced him with Silver Ots (DEAD SHAPE FIGURE, THE NIBIRUAN, AMORAL). Commented the band: "Our former bassist, Eerik Purdon, decided to step down after many great years together. We thank Eerik for the good times and wish him the best of luck ...

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SHEAR: Debut Album Details Revealed

SHEAR, the Helsinki, Finland-based six-piece metal act featuring former/current members of AMORAL, OMNIUM GATHERUM, IMPERANON, ELENIUM and CRYSTAL BLAZE, will release its full-length debut, "Breaking The Stillness", via Lifeforce Records on the following dates: March 13 - North America March 23 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland March 28 - Finland March 26 - Rest Of Europe ...

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SHEAR Signs With LIFEFORCE RECORDS

Lifeforce Records has announced the signing of SHEAR, the Helsinki, Finland-based six-piece metal act featuring former/current members of AMORAL, OMNIUM GATHERUM, IMPERANON, ELENIUM and CRYSTAL BLAZE. The band's as-yet-untitled full-length debut will be released in March 2012. The group previously described the new tracks as "really diverse, ranging from very melodic songs to heavier riff-oriented ...

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THE NIBIRUAN Announces Lineup Changes

Vocalist Asim Searah has left THE NIBIRUAN the Finnish metal band featuring former AMORAL guitarist Silver Ots alongside Lauri Koskenniemi (guitar) of SHEAR in order to join KIUAS. He has since been replaced by Jules Nveri (PROFANE OMEN, ENEMY OF THE SUN). THE NIBIRUAN also parted ways with Eerik Purdon (bass) and recruited a new ...

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FORCE MAJEURE To Release 'Saints Of Sulphur' In October

"Saints Of Sulphur", the sophomore album from the Finnish power metallers FORCE MAJEURE, will be released on October 19 via Scandal Music Company. A single, "Ecstasy", will be made available digitally on September 22. "Saints Of Sulphur" is the long-awaited follow-up to FORCE MAJEURE's 2008 debut "Frozen Chambers", an album which was received well by ...

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SHEAR: More Video Footage From The Studio Posted Online

SHEAR, the new Helsinki, Finland-based six-piece metal act featuring former/current members of AMORAL, OMNIUM GATHERUM, IMPERANON, ELENIUM and CRYSTAL BLAZE, is currently recording its debut album at Stereotype studios for a tentative late 2011 release. The band previously described the new tracks as "really diverse, ranging from very melodic songs to heavier riff-oriented songs." The ...

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SHEAR: More Footage From The Studio Posted Online

SHEAR, the new Helsinki, Finland-based six-piece metal act featuring former/current members of AMORAL, OMNIUM GATHERUM, IMPERANON, ELENIUM and CRYSTAL BLAZE, has entered Sonic Pump studios to begin recording its debut album for a late 2011 release. The second in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the studio can be viewed below. Commented ...

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SHEAR Begins Recording Debut Album; Video Available

SHEAR, the new Helsinki, Finland-based six-piece metal act featuring former/current members of AMORAL, OMNIUM GATHERUM, IMPERANON, ELENIUM and CRYSTAL BLAZE, has entered Sonic Pump studios to begin recording its debut album for a late 2011 release. The first in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the studio can be viewed below. Commented ...

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THE FAMINE: More Behind-The-Scenes Footage Posted Online

More webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "The Architects Of Guilt", the new album from the North Texas death metal outfit THE FAMINE, can be viewed below. Due on February 15 via Solid State Records, the follow-up to 2008's "The Raven And The Reaping" was produced by D. Braxton Henry (ex-DEVOURMENT) and was ...

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THE FAMINE: 'Ad Mortem' Video Released

"Ad Mortem", the new video from the North Texas death metal outfit THE FAMINE, can be viewed below (courtesy of AOL's Noisecreep). The track comes off the band's new album, "The Architects Of Guilt", which is scheduled for release on February 15 via Solid State Records. The follow-up to 2008's "The Raven And ...

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THE FAMINE: New Song Available For Streaming

"The Crown And The Holy See", a brand new song from the North Texas death metal outfit THE FAMINE, can be streamed using the audio player below (courtesy of AOL's Noisecreep). The track comes off the band's new album, "The Architects Of Guilt", which is scheduled for release on February 15 via Solid ...

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THE FAMINE: 'The Architects Of Guilt' Trailer Released

A trailer for "The Architects Of Guilt", the new album from the North Texas death metal outfit THE FAMINE, can be viewed below. Due on February 15 via Solid State Records, the follow-up to 2008's "The Raven And The Reaping" was produced by D. Braxton Henry (ex-DEVOURMENT) and was mixed by Jason Suecof (THE BLACK ...

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THE NIBIRUAN Back In The Studio

THE NIBIRUAN, the new Finnish metal band featuring former AMORAL guitarist Silver Ots alongside Lauri Koskenniemi (guitar) and Eerik Purdon (bass) of SHEAR, has issued the following update: "We entered the studio last weekend to record some new stuff and man has it been a blast. Everything has worked out better than we anticipated and ...

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THE FAMINE: Another New Song Posted Online

"A Fragile Peace", a brand new track from the North Texas death metal outfit THE FAMINE, can heard in the YouTube clip below. The song comes off the band's new album, "The Architects Of Guilt", which will be released on February 15 via Solid State Records. The follow-up to 2008's "The Raven And The Reaping" ...

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SHEAR To Enter Studio In March

SHEAR, the new Helsinki, Finland-based six-piece metal act featuring former/current members of AMORAL, OMNIUM GATHERUM, IMPERANON, ELENIUM and CRYSTAL BLAZE, will enter the studio in March to begin recording its debut album for a late 2011 release. Commented the band: "In the last couple of months we've been writing a lot of new songs, and ...

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