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Finnish 'Guitar Heroes' Album: More Details Revealed

11 of the most respected and talented Finnish heavy metal guitarists came together in the studio to record an album for everyone who loves virtuous playing and guitar solos from outer space. With internationally acclaimed shredders like Alexi Laiho and Roope Latvala (CHILDREN OF BODOM), Timo Tolkki (STRATOVARIUS) and Emppu Vuorinen (NIGHTWISH) showing their skills, ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN Drummer Forced To Miss North American Tour

SWALLOW THE SUN drummer Pasi Pasanen is forced to miss the Finnish band's North American tour with INSOMNIUM, KATATONIA and SCAR SYMMETRY due to "work-related issues." He will be temporarily replaced by Kai Hahto (WINTERSUN, ex-ROTTEN SOUND). The trek is scheduled to kick off September 4 in West Springfield, Virginia and run through September 26 ...

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STRATOVARIUS, CHILDREN OF BODOM, NIGHTWISH Members Featured On 'Guitar Heroes' CD

Timo Tolkki (STRATOVARIUS), Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM), Roope Latvala (CHILDREN OF BODOM), Emppu Vuorinen (NIGHTWISH), and Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS) are among the guitarists featured on the instrumental album called "Guitar Heroes", due in Finland on November 7, 2007 via Sony BMG. The rhythm section consists of bassist Lauri Porra (STRATOVARIUS, WARMEN) and drummers Jaska ...

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Former SOILWORK Guitarist To Set Up Recording Studio In Nashville

Former SOILWORK guitarist Peter Wichers, who has most recently worked as a songwriter/producer in California, has just delivered the masters to Nuclear Blast Records for a project that he has been working on for over a year. The CD, which will most likely be released under the "Nuclear Blast All-Stars" banner, features 10 "brand-spanking-new" songs ...

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WINTERSUN: New Album Delayed

WINTERSUN guitarist/vocalist Jari Mäenpää (ex-ENSIFERUM) has issued the following update: "The mix has been cancelled and the release of [the second WINTERSUN album] 'Time' is delayed even more. I'm sorry to disappoint everyone...again, but the album is not gonna be released this year. And unfortunately Nino has the Sonic Pump Studios booked full for this ...

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WINTERSUN Gig Interrupted By Western European Blackout

WINTERSUN's appearance last night (November 4) at the Burning Fall festival in Lichtenfels, Bavaria was interrupted by a complete electric blackout. This blackout began at 10:13 p.m. in the Cologne area of Germany and the domino effect caused a cascade of electricity cuts throughout Western Europe. (Read an Associated Press report at this ...

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WINTERSUN To Mix New Album In May

Drummer Kai Hahto of WINTERSUN, the Finnish band led by former ENSIFERUM singer Jari Mäenpää, has issued the following update: "We have to inform you that the last three shows which were in Sweden and Norway are not going to happen in the upcoming European tour. AMON AMARTH are heading straight from Europe to support ...

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SAVAGE CIRCUS, EKTOMORF, WINTERSUN Confirmed For Germany's LAST NIGHT ON EARTH FESTIVAL

SAVAGE CIRCUS, EKTOMORF, WINTERSUN, EQUILIBRIUM and DISBELIEF are among the confirmed bands for the Last Night On Earth Festival, set to take place December 16 at Bürgerhaus in Anröchte (near Ruhrgebiet), Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: SAVAGE CIRCUS EKTOMORF WINTERSUN EQUILIBRIUM LEGION OF THE DAMNED GRAVEWORM DISBELIEF ENDSTILLE END OF GREEN ...

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WINTERSUN: Self-Titled Debut To Be Reissued With Bonus DVD

WINTERSUN, the band led by former ENSIFERUM singer Jari Mäenpää, will have its self-titled debut album, which originally came out in 2004, reissued in a "Special Tour Edition" on September 22 via Nuclear Blast Records. In addition to the regular album, the package will include a live DVD containing footage from the band's performance the ...

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MOTÖRHEAD, MINISTRY, CARNIVORE, MORBID ANGEL: Photos From WACKEN OPEN AIR Posted Online

A number of high-quality photos of reunited ATHEIST and CARNIVORE, along with ABORTED, ARCH ENEMY, CELTIC FROST, CHILDREN OF BODOM, DANKO JONES, FEAR FACTORY, LEGION OF THE DAMNED, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, MINISTRY, MORBID ANGEL, MOTÖRHEAD, NEVERMORE, SIX FEET UNDER, SOILWORK, SOULFLY, WHITESNAKE and WINTERSUN, taken at this year's Wacken Open Air festival — which took ...

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UNREST Replaces SAVAGE CIRCUS At Switzerland's METAL DAYZ Festival

UNREST has replaced SAVAGE CIRCUS on the billing of the Metal Dayz festival, set to take place August 4-6 at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: Friday, August 4: 17.00-17.30 AEONBLACK (open air) 17.45-18.15 DARK DAY DUNGEON (indoors) 18.30-19.15 DREAMSIDE (open air) 19.30-20.15 CRUCIFIED BARBARA (indoors) 20.30-21.30 DEADSOUL ...

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DEADSOUL TRIBE Confirmed For Switzerland's METAL DAYZ Festival

DEADSOUL TRIBE, the group led by former PSYCHOTIC WALTZ frontman Buddy Lackey (a.k.a. Devon Graves), have been confirmed for the Metal Dayz festival, set to take place August 4-6 at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland. The festival running order is now shaping up as follows: Friday, August 4: 17.00-17.30 AEONBLACK (open air) 17.45-18.15 DARK DAY DUNGEON ...

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GOREFEST, MENDEED Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

GOREFEST, MENDEED and JUSTICE have been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 21-22 in Kreuth. In addition, BLIND GUARDIAN will appear at the event as special guests but will not perform. The band will hold a listening session for their upcoming album, "A Twist in the Myth" ...

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MARDUK Confirmed For Germany's HELLFLAME Festival

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have been confirmed for the Hellflame festival, set to take place September 2 at Eventcenter B51 in Osnabrück, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): 1349 ADVERSUS CEPHALIC CARNAGE GOD DETHRONED GOREFEST MARDUK UNLEASHED WINTERSUN As previously reported, limited-edition CD/DVD boxsets of MARDUK's classic "La Grande ...

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HARMONY DIES, DRYROT Confirmed For Germany's UP FROM THE GROUND Festival

HARMONY DIES and DRYROT have been confirmed for the Up From The Ground festival, set to take place August 25-26 in Gemünden, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): CRIMINAL DAWN OF DISEASE DISMEMBER DRYROT ENDSTILLE GOD DETHRONED GOREFEST HARMONY DIES HEARSE JACK SLATER JAPANISCHE KAMPFHÖRSPIELE KOLDBRANN KORPIKLAANI LEGION OF ...

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HELLFUELED Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

HELLFUELED have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 3-5 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABORTED AMON AMARTH ARCH ENEMY ATHEIST BATTLELORE BLOODTHORN BORN FROM PAIN CALIBAN CARNIVORE CELTIC FROST CHILDREN OF BODOM DANKO JONES D'ESPAIRSRAY DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN ...

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SATYRICON Pull Out Of Slovenia's METALCAMP; KREATOR, JON OLIVA'S PAIN Step In

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have cancelled their previously announced appearance at the Metalcamp 2006 festival, set to take place July 21-23 in Tolmin, Slovenia. Commented the festival organizers: "Asking [the band's tour agency] for the reasons for the cancellation of the performance, we only got evasive answers and the certainty [is] that SATYRICON prefer to ...

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WINTERSUN Begin Recording New Album

WINTERSUN, the band led by former ENSIFERUM singer Jari Mäenpää, have posted the following message on their official web site: "We entered the studios [on May 2]. The day went setting up the drums, changing the drumheads, miking the drums, making the basic drumsound and Kai playing too fast all day long (and driving Nino ...

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OBITUARY, MORBID ANGEL Confirmed For Germany's UP FROM THE GROUND Festival

OBITUARY and MORBID ANGEL have been confirmed for the Up From The Ground festival, set to take place August 25-26 in Gemünden, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): CRIMINAL DAWN OF DISEASE DISMEMBER ENDSTILLE GOD DETHRONED GOREFEST HEARSE JACK SLATER JAPANISCHE KAMPFHöRSPIELE KOLDBRANN KORPIKLAANI LEGION OF THE DAMNED MORBID ...

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SODOM, JON OLIVA'S PAIN Confirmed For Germany's EARTHSHAKER FEST

SODOM and JON OLIVA'S PAIN have been confirmed for the 2006 edition of the Earthshaker Fest, set to take place July 21-22 in Kreuth. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ANNIHILATOR ARCH ENEMY BRAINSTORM CALIBAN COMMUNIC DEATHSTARS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER EDGUY EKTOMORF ENSIFERUM EQUILIBRIUM EVERGREY HAMMERFALL JON OLIVA'S PAIN KATAKLYSM ...

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SOILWORK, SCAR SYMMETRY, MYSTIC PROPHECY Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

SOILWORK, SCAR SYMMETRY, MYSTIC PROPHECY, BLIND PETITION and ASTERIUS have been confirmed for the Metalcamp 2006 festival, set to take place July 21-23 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): Main Stage: AMON AMARTH ARCH ENEMY CALIBAN CATARACT DEATHSTARS DECAPITATED DIMMU BORGIR EDGUY EVERGREY EXCELSIS GOREFEST HEAVEN SHALL ...

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