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NIGHTWISH Completes Recording Vocals For New Album

Finnish / Dutch / British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have finished recording the vocals for their new album, due in the spring of 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The CD is the first to feature Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen following the abrupt departure of the band's lead singer of five years, Anette Olzon. Says the band: "We're ...

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NIGHTWISH Announces North American Tour

Finnish / Dutch / British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will embark on a 27-date North American headlining tour in the spring. The trek will launch in New York City on April 9, hit three Canadian cities plus Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, then close out in Silver Springs, Maryland on May 14. Support at all ...

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NIGHTWISH Drummer JUKKA NEVALAINEN Forced To Take Break From Band Due To Health Issues

Jukka Nevalainen will take a break from his duties as the drummer for the Finland-based symphonic metal band NIGHTWISH in order to deal with his health issues. Nevalainen has released the following statement regarding his decision to step aside during the recording sessions for NIGHTWISH's forthcoming album: "How to begin telling something that you wouldn't ...

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SCYTHIA: 'Army Of The Bear' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for the song "Army Of The Bear" from Canadian metallers SCYTHIA can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's melodic, power/folk fusion record, "…Of Conquest", which is set to arrive later in the year. The album, which also includes progressive and death metal influences, is engineered/produced by Lasse ...

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SAVAGE MESSIAH: 'The Fateful Dark' Album Preview

An audio preview of "The Fateful Dark", the new album from London shred-heavy melodic metallers SAVAGE MESSIAH, is available below. Due on March 10, 2014 in Europe via Earache Records and on March 18, 2014 in the USA via Century Media/Earache Records, the follow-up to 2012's "Plague Of Conscience" was recorded at Grindstone Studios in ...

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SAVAGE MESSIAH To Release 'The Fateful Dark' In March

London shred-heavy melodic metallers SAVAGE MESSIAH have set "The Fateful Dark" as the title of their upcoming new album, due on March 10, 2014 in Europe via Earache Records and on March 18, 2014 in the USA via Century Media/Earache Records. The follow-up to 2012's "Plague Of Conscience" was recorded at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk, ...

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SCYTHIA: 'Bear Claw Tavern' Video Released

"Bear Claw Tavern", the new video from Canadian metallers SCYTHIA, can be seen below. The old world-themed clip, directed by fantasy movie director Richard Olak and filmed at the Storm Crow Tavern in the band's hometown of Vancouver, B.C., is an uproarious three-minute scorcher featuring the band rocking out in a medieval tavern filled with ...

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WINTERSUN Bassist Interviewed By METAL KAOZ (Audio)

Metal Kaoz recently conducted an interview with bassist Jukka Koskinen of Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. After several sold-out shows last year on their inaugural North American co-headlining tour with ELUVEITIE, WINTERSUN returned to North American shores once again for a ...

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WINTERSUN Guitarist Interviewed By THE AGE OF METAL (Video)

The Age Of Metal conducted an interview with guitarist Teemu Mäntysaari of Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN on August 29 in Phoenix, Arizona. You can now watch the chat below. After several sold-out shows last year on their inaugural North American co-headlining tour with ELUVEITIE, WINTERSUN has returned to North American shores once again for a ...

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WINTERSUN Guitarist Interviewed By GUITARHOO! (Video)

Earlier in the month, Guitarhoo! conducted an intervied with guitarist Teemu Mantysaari of the Finnish epic metal group WINTERSUN. Teemu shares his background and early days as musician, how he joined WINTERSUN in 2004, WINTERSUN's approach to performing its intricate and multi-layered arrangements live, the guitar gear he prefers and more. You ...

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WINTERSUN Interviewed At Finland's TUSKA Festival (Video)

Kaaos TV conducted an interview with drummer Kai Hahto and guitarist/vocalist Jari Mäenpää of Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN after the band's June 28 performance at the Tuska open-air festival in Helsinki, Finland. You can now watch the chat below. WINTERSUN's "Time I" was nominated in the "Metal Album Of The Year" category at this year's ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN: 'Re-Evolution' Audio Samples

Helsinki, Finland-based, female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN will release a compilation album of songs that originally appeared on their first four albums — "Circus Black" (2012), "End Of Eden" (2010), "The Clouds Of Northland Thunder" (2009) and "River Of Tuoni" (2008) — to showcase new singer Päivi "Capri" Virkkunen after the departure of Heidi Parviainen. ...

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WINTERSUN Drummer's Video Fan Chat

Drummer Kai Hahto of Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN took part in a live video fan chat earlier today (Thursday, May 30) via the Nuclear Blast Streaming Room. You can now watch the question-and-answer session below. WINTERSUN's "Time I" was nominated in the "Metal Album Of The Year" category at this year's Emma Gaala (Finnish Grammy ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN Releases First Video With New Singer, Parts Ways With Bassist

Helsinki, Finland-based, female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN will release a compilation album of songs released on their first four albums — "Circus Black" (2012), "End Of Eden" (2010), "The Clouds Of Northland Thunder" (2009) and "River Of Tuoni" (2008) — to showcase new singer Päivi "Capri" Virkkunen after the departure of Heidi Parviainen. "Re-Evolution" will ...

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ELUVEITIE Frontman Interviewed In Croatia (Video)

Ivana Prica of Cmar-Net.org conducted an interview with Chrigel Glanzmann, frontman, bandleader, songwriter and lyricist for Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE, on March 13 in Zagreb, Croatia. You can now watch the chat below. ELUVEITIE performed its latest concept album, "Helvetios", in its entirety during the band's recent North American co-headlining tour with Finnish ...

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THAUROROD: More Footage From The Studio Posted Online

Finnish/Swedish power metallers THAUROROD entered Rockstar Productions studio in the band's hometown of Hyvinkää, Finland on November 29, 2012 to begin recording their sophomore album for an early 2013 release. The fourth in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the studio can be seen below. THAUROROD recently announced the addition of Swedish singer ...

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WINTERSUN Begins Mixing 'Time II' Album

Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN have issued the following update: "After some festival and summer show announcements, we thought we might also give you a heads up regarding [the next WINTERSUN album] 'Time II'. "2012 was a really great year for us, the release of 'Time I' was a huge success and we did two successful ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN Guitarist's TREES OF ETERNITY To Enter Studio This Month

TREES OF ETERNITY, SWALLOW THE SUN writer and guitarist Juha Raivio's female-fronted side project with singer Aleah Stanbridge, will enter Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden on February 24 to begin recording its debut album. The CD will be produced by Jens Bogren (OPETH, PARADISE LOST, KATATONIA, DAYLIGHT DIES, SWALLOW THE SUN, DRACONIAN, SOILWORK) and ...

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ELUVEITIE In Oakland: Interview, Performance Footage

Jacob Grant of Capital Chaos conducted an interview with Chrigel Glanzmann, frontman, bandleader, songwriter and lyricist for Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE, on November 30, 2012 at Oakland Metro in Oakland, California. You can now watch the chat below. Also available is performance footage of the Oakland concert. ELUVEITIE performed its latest concept album, "Helvetios", in ...

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THAUROROD: New Footage From The Studio Posted Online

Finnish/Swedish power metallers THAUROROD entered Rockstar Productions studio in the band's hometown of Hyvinkää, Finland on November 29 to begin recording their sophomore album for an early 2013 release. The third in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the studio can be seen below. THAUROROD recently announced the addition of Swedish singer Andi ...

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WINTERSUN: New Video Interview With JUKKA KOSKINEN

PowerOfMetal.dk conducted an interview with bassist Jukka Koskinen of Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN on December 21, 2012 at Royale Boston in Boston, Massachusetts. You can now watch the chat below. WINTERSUN's "Time I" is nominated in the "Metal Album Of The Year" category at this year's Emma Gaala (Finnish Grammy equivalent), which will be held ...

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