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THE DARK ELEMENT Feat. Former NIGHTWISH Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: 'Songs The Night Sings' Album Due In November

THE DARK ELEMENT, the project featuring former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen, will release its second album, "Songs The Night Sings", on November 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. The follow-up to 2017's "The Dark Element" was mixed by Jacob Hansen, who has previously worked with VOLBEAT and AMARANTHE, among ...

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TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON: 'Godsend' Video Feat. MARIANGELA DEMURTAS

Frontiers Music Srl recently announced the return of TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON with the release of the long-awaited third chapter in his metal opera, "Return To Eden", on June 14. Today, the official music video for the third single, "Godsend", featuring Mariangela Demurtas (ARDOURS, TRISTANIA) on lead vocals, has been made available. Check it out below. ...

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THE 69 EYES Tease Video For New Single, '27 & Done'

Finnish goth rock veterans THE 69 EYES have released a teaser for the upcoming music video for their new single, "27 & Done". The song, which is expected to be made available in the coming days, is taken from the band's twelfth studio album, due in September via Nuclear Blast. THE 69 EYES singer Jyrki ...

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

THE DARK ELEMENT, the project featuring former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen, has completed work on its second album. The follow-up to 2017's "The Dark Element" was mixed by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT) and will tentatively arrive this fall via Frontiers Music Srl. Joining Olzon and Liimatainen in THE DARK ...

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TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON: 'Promises' Video Released

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the return of TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON with the release of the long-awaited third chapter in his metal opera, "Return To Eden", on June 14. Today, the first single and video, "Promises", featuring Todd Michael Hall (RIOT V) on lead vocals, has been released. Check it out below. Five years in ...

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TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON Teases 'Promises' Single

TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON will release its new album, "Return To Eden", on June 14 via Frontiers Music Srl. Guests on the disc include Todd Michael Hall (RIOT V), Mariangela Demurtas (TRISTANIA), Zachary Stevens (SAVATAGE), Anneke Van Giersbergen (THE GATHERING) and Eduard Hovinga (ELEGY). A snippet of the album's first single, "Promises", is available below. The ...

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TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON To Release 'Return To Eden' Album In June

TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON will release its new album, "Return To Eden", on June 14 via Frontiers Music Srl. Guests on the disc include Todd Michael Hall (RIOT V), Mariangela Demurtas (TRISTANIA), Zachary Stevens (SAVATAGE), Anneke Van Giersbergen (THE GATHERING) and Eduard Hovinga (ELEGY). Formed in the autumn of 2012, TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON released its debut ...

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THE 69 EYES Announces First U.S. Tour In 10 Years

The last time that Finnish goth rock legends THE 69 EYES toured the United States was in 2009. As the band has been busy conducting business as usual, releasing albums and touring elsewhere, the U.S. has been waiting very long for the return of the Helsinki Vampires. After recently teaming up with DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez ...

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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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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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STRATOVARIUS: Lyric Video For Orchestral Version Of 'Unbreakable'

Finnish metallers STRATOVARIUS are back with a new album — with some fresh and some very rare material. Due on September 28 via earMUSIC, "Enigma: Intermission 2" features three brand new songs as well as, for the first time in the band's history, four beautifully arranged orchestral versions of popular STRATOVARIUS songs. The album is ...

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Video Premiere: KALMAH's 'Take Me Away'

"Take Me Away", the new video from Finnish metallers KALMAH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Palo", which was released on April 6 via Spinefarm Records. Once again recorded at Tico Tico with trusty old Ahti Kortelainen manning the helm and finalized by studio sorcerer Svante Forsbäck (RAMMSTEIN, ...

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THE DARK ELEMENT Feat. Former NIGHTWISH Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: In Pre-Production For Second Album

THE DARK ELEMENT, the new project featuring former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen, is about to commence pre-production for its second album. Anette wrote on her Facebook page: "Next weekend I go to the studio to start demo recordings for our new THE DARK ELEMENT album and just wanna ...

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LEAH's 'The Quest' Album To Feature Guest Appearances By NIGHTWISH, DELAIN, ORPHANED LAND Members

The Celtic metal songstress Leah will release her new album, "The Quest", on October 5 in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings. The disc, which was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, AMARANTHE, EVERGREY), features guest appearances by Troy Donockley (NIGHTWISH), Timo Somers (DELAIN), Chen Balbus (ORPHANED LAND), Barend Courbois (BLIND GUARDIAN) ...

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DELAIN Performs At Hungary's FEZEN Festival (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of DELAIN's July 25 performance at Hungary's Fezen festival can be seen below. DELAIN will issue a new EP in the fall via Napalm Records. The Dutch symphonic metal band will promote the EP's release by playing two intimate headlining shows on in October. As previously reported, DELAIN is working on material ...

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THE DARK ELEMENT Feat. Former NIGHTWISH Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: Video Of Live Debut

THE DARK ELEMENT, the new project featuring former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen, made its live debut this past Thursday, June 7 at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden. Fan-filmed video footage of their performance can be seen below. THE DARK ELEMENT's self-titled debut album was released last ...

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DELAIN To Release New EP In The Fall

Dutch metallers DELAIN will issue a new EP in the fall via Napalm Records. The band will promote the EP's release by playing two intimate headlining shows on in October. Oct. 11 - Live Music Hall - Cologne, Germany Oct. 12 - Patronaat - Haarlem, Netherlands DELAIN is scheduled to make appearances at several European ...

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DELAIN Is Planning To Release Next Studio Album In 2019

Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN are working on material for the follow-up to 2016's "Moonbathers" album. "We're writing," keyboardist Martijn Westerholt told Heavy New York before a recent concert on the band's North American tour as the support act for KAMELOT (see video below). "Right now, we're not, because we're touring the U.S. and Canada, of ...

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Video Premiere: KALMAH's 'Blood Ran Cold'

"Blood Ran Cold", the new video from Finnish metallers KALMAH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Palo", which was released on April 6 via Spinefarm Records. Once again recorded at Tico Tico with trusty old Ahti Kortelainen manning the helm and finalized by studio sorcerer Svante Forsbäck (RAMMSTEIN, ...

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KALMAH To Release 'Palo' Album In April

Finnish melodic death metallers KALMAH will release their eighth album, "Palo", on April 6 via Spinefarm. The effort will be released on vinyl, CD, and digital formats. The disc's first single, "The Evil Kin", can be streamed below. Founded in 1991 and firmly led by guitarist-vocalist Pekka Kokko, KALMAH in 2018 features guitarist Antti Kokko, ...

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STRATOVARIUS Vocalist Says Band Hopes To Start Recording New Album In The Spring

STRATOVARIUS vocalist Timo Kotipelto was interviewed by SpazioRock during his recent acoustic tour of Italy with former SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen. The full chat can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On STRATOVARIUS's October performance in Milan, during which they performed 1997's "Visions" in its entirety to ...

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