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THE 69 EYES: New Single Posted Online

Finnish goth metallers THE 69 EYES are currently in the studio recording their new album, "Angels", with producers Hiili Hiilesmaa and Johnny Lee Michaels — the same team that was responsible for the band's last CD, "Devils". The album will be out through Virgin/EMI in the early 2007. The first single from "Angels", entitled "Perfect ...

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New POISONBLACK Video To Make Its 'Headbanger's Ball' Debut This Weekend

POISONBLACK's captivating new video for "Rush" will make its "Headbanger's Ball" debut this Saturday at 10:00 p.m. EST/7:00 p.m. PST. The track is from the group's new acclaimed album, "Lust Stained Despair", and features ex-SENTENCED frontman Ville Laihiala on lead vocals and guitars. This offering is a voracious hard rock assault laden with mesmerizing gothic ...

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H.I.M.'s 'Dark Light' Certified Gold In The U.S.

According to an article in yesterday's (Sept. 28) edition of the Finnish newspaper Iltalehti, H.I.M.'s latest album, "Dark Light" (2005), has been officially certified gold in the U.S. for sales in excess of 500,000 copies. The single "Wings of a Butterfly" peaked at No. 19 on Billboard's Modern Rock chart and No. 20 ...

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H.I.M.: North American Tour Cancelled

Finnish rock quintet H.I.M. has cancelled its previously announced fall tour in favor of entering the recording studio to begin work on a new album. The band has been steadily writing material for their forthcoming album and is eager to start preliminary rehearsals for the new CD. Singer Ville Valo explains the band's decision: "Our ...

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H.I.M., CATHEDRAL, ANATHEMA, AMORPHIS Confirmed For Finland's HELLDONE FESTIVAL

H.I.M., CATHEDRAL, ANATHEMA, DIABLO, AMORPHIS, KATATONIA, BLAKE, 45 DEGREE WOMAN and SARA have been confirmed for the Helldone Festival 2006, set to take place December 29-31 at the Tavastia and Semifinal clubs in Helsinki, Finland. The running order is shaping up as follows: Friday, December 29: CATHEDRAL DIABLO BLAKE Saturday, December 30: AMORPHIS ANATHEMA 45 ...

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DEATHBOUND Completes Work On New Album

Finnish grinding death metal act DEATHBOUND, featuring members of THE DUSKFALL and ROTTEN SOUND, has finished recording and mixing its third album, entitled "We Deserve Much Worse", at Biotech Audio Solutions. The cover artwork for the follow-up to 2005's "Doomsday Comfort" is being handled by Ville Anger. An early 2007 release via Dynamic Arts is ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Announces U.K. Dates

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have announced three U.K. dates in support of their new album, "Thornography", which will be released on October 16. They are as follows: Dec. 17 - Manchester, UK @ Academy Dec. 18 - Birmingham, UK @ Academy Dec. 19 - London, UK @ Astoria Support at the shows will ...

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DEATHBOUND Begins Recording New Album

Finnish/Swedish grinding death metal act DEATHBOUND, featuring members of ...AND OCEANS, THE DUSKFALL and ROTTEN SOUND, entered the studio on September 11 to begin recording its third album, tentatively titled "We Deserve Much Worse". The cover artwork for the follow-up to 2005's "Doomsday Comfort" is being handled by Ville Anger. An early 2007 release via ...

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MORS PRINCIPIUM: New Album Title Announced

Finnish melodic death/thrash metallers MORS PRINCIPIUM EST have set "Liberation = Termination" as the title of their third album, tentatively due in early 2007 via Listenable Records. "Here we are, in Astia Studio [in Finland]," stated vocalist Ville Viljanen. "We have been here for over a week now and we finished the vocal recordings yesterday. ...

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PROFANE OMEN Sets Release Date For Debut Album

Finnish death 'n' roll band PROFANE OMEN will release its debut abum, "Beaten into Submission", on September 6 via Dethrone Music. The CD was recorded over a three-week period at Hideaway and Villvox studios with producer Ville Sorvali (MOONSORROW). "Beaten into Submission" track listing: 01. Intro 02. Adrenaline 03. Painbox 04. FMH (Fuck Me Hollow) ...

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ANATHEMA's CAVANAGH Performs With H.I.M. Singer In Finland

During his very sucessful solo tour of Finland, ANATHEMA mastermind Daniel Cavanagh was joined onstage by Ville Valo from H.I.M. to perform the ANATHEMA track "Inner Silence". ANATHEMA's emotional style of music has always been an inspiration to Ville, and for Danny this was a nice way to say "thank you" to him for allowing ...

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POISONBLACK To Support LACUNA COIL In Europe

POISONBLACK — the Finnish band featuring Ville Laihiala (vocals, guitar, formerly of SENTENCED), Janne Markus (guitar), Marco Sneck (keyboards), Antti Remes (bass) and Tarmo Kanerva (drums) — will support LACUNA COIL on their upcoming European tour, which is set to take place September-November. The details are as follows: Sep. 22 - (I) Treviso - New ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH's ERLANDSSON Announces Drum Clinics

CRADLE OF FILTH drummer Adrian Erlandsson has lined up the following drum clinics in September: Sep. 02 - Drum Central, Glasgow, UK (store opening and signing) Sep. 03 - Drum Central, Glasgow, UK (drumshow) Sep. 04 - Northern Drum Centre, Bradford, UK Sep. 05 - Newcastle Drum Centre, Newcastle, UK Sep. 06 - Nottingham Drum, ...

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NEGATIVE: New Single Available For Streaming

According to Roadrunner Records Germany, NEGATIVE's new single, "Planet of the Sun", has already been streamed more than 10,000 times from the band's official MySpace page. The song comes off the Finnish hard/glam rock band's upcoming third album, "Anorectic", due in Europe (except for Finland) on September 29. The CD will be issued ...

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H.I.M.: New Video Interview Posted Online

An eight-minute video interview with H.I.M. members Ville Valo (vocals) and Mige Amour (bass), conducted by MTV Europe this past weekend at the Roskilde Festival in Roskidle, Denmark, has been posted online at this location. In a recent interview with the free Texas weekly publication What's Up, Valo said that H.I.M. will record ...

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