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ELVENKING: 'The Loser' Video Released

"The Loser", the new video from Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Era", which will be released on September 14 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, APOCALYPTICA). Nino previously ...

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WINTERSUN: Footage From 'Time I' Choir-Recording Sessions

Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN will release their long-awaited new album, "Time I", on October 12 via Nuclear Blast Records. Footage from the choir-recording sessions for the CD, which took place in June at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland, can be seen below. According to WINTERSUN, "The choir consisted of Markus and Sami from ENSIFERUM; ...

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ELUVEITIE Parts Ways With Guitarist, Announces Replacement

Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE have parted ways with guitarist Simeon Koch after eight years. Commented the band: "Sime was thinking about this since quite a long time already and finally decided to take this step. He will set about some new goals in his life — both vocational and familial — which will make it ...

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ELVENKING: 'The Loser' Video Teaser Available

A teaser for "The Loser", the new video from Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Era", which will be released on September 14 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, ...

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WINTERSUN Mainman Answers Fan-Submitted Questions - Part 2 (Video)

Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN will release their long-awaited new album, "Time I", on October 12 via Nuclear Blast Records. During the listening session for "Time I" at the Nuclear Blast headquarters in Donzdorf, Germany on July 28, Jari Mäenpää was interviewed by BLEEDING RED frontman Timo Joos, who asked the WINTERSUN mastermind fan questions that ...

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ELVENKING: 'Era' Track-By-Track Breakdown Available (Video)

A track-by-track breakdown of "Era", the new album from Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING, can be seen in two parts below. Due on September 14 via AFM Records, the CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, APOCALYPTICA). Nino previously worked with the band on "The ...

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WINTERSUN Drummer Discusses New Album In Video Interview

Kaaos TV recently conducted an interview with drummer Kai Hahto of Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN. You can now watch the chat below (in Finnish, with English subtitles). WINTERSUN will release its long-awaited new album, "Time I", on October 12 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork for the CD was created by Cameron Gray and ...

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WINTERSUN: Audio Snippets Of Two New Songs Available

Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN will release their long-awaited new album, "Time I", on October 12 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork for the CD was created by Cameron Gray and can be seen below. WINTERSUN will headline this year's edition of the Heidenfest tour, set to take place in October. Support on the trek ...

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WINTERSUN: 'Time I' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN will release their long-awaited new album, "Time I", on October 12 via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork for the CD was created by Cameron Gray and can be seen below. Commented the band "We searched many options who could actually make the cover for 'Time I'. Cameron's way of creating ...

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WINTERSUN Mainman Answers Fan-Submitted Questions (Video)

Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN will release their long-awaited new album, "Time I", on October 12 via Nuclear Blast Records. During the listening session for "Time I" at the Nuclear Blast headquarters in Donzdorf, Germany on July 28, Jari Mäenpää was interviewed by BLEEDING RED frontman Timo Joos, who asked the WINTERSUN mastermind fan questions that ...

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ELVENKING: Making Of 'Era' Part 5 (Video)

The fifth in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Era", the new album from Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING, can be seen below. Due on September 14 via AFM Records, the CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, APOCALYPTICA). ...

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KRAMPUS: 'Survival Of The Fittest' Track-By-Track Breakdown (Video)

A track-by-track breakdown of "Survival Of The Fittest", the first full-length album from the Udine, Italy-based modern folk metal band KRAMPUS, can be seen below. Due on August 24 via NoiseArt Records, the CD was produced by KRAMPUS frontman Filippo Gianotti at Udine's Blackmirror Studios. The band stated about the album's concept: "Krampus, thewinter demon, ...

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ELVENKING: 'Poor Little Baroness' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for "Poor Little Baroness", a brand new song from Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING, can be seen below. The track comes off the band's new album, "Era", which will be released on September 14 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne ...

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KRAMPUS: 'Kronos' Heritage' Video Released

"Kronos' Heritage", the new video from the Udine, Italy-based modern folk metal band KRAMPUS, can be seen below. The song comes off the group's first full-length album, "Survival Of The Fittest", which will be released on August 24 via NoiseArt Records. The CD was produced by KRAMPUS frontman Filippo Gianotti at Udine's Blackmirror Studios. The ...

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NORTHER Calls It Quits

Finnish melodic death/black metallers NORTHER have released the following statement: "We hereby announce after a long and careful consideration that we have decided to quit NORTHER. "During the last year, it has become clear that we are not able to tour or do shows as much as we would want to, this being due to ...

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WINTERSUN: Third 'Time I' Trailer Released

The third trailer for "Time I", the long-awaited new CD from Finland's WINTERSUN, can be seen below. The effort will be made available on October 12 via Nuclear Blast Records. To celebrate the release, WINTERSUN will play two special shows in Finland. The first concert will take place on Octber 12 at Lutakko in Jyväskylä ...

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ELVENKING: 'Era' Cover Artwork Unveiled

Italian folk/power metallers ELVENKING will release their new album, "Era", on September 14 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, LORDI, SONATA ARCTICA, APOCALYPTICA). Nino previously worked with the band on "The Winter Wake" and "The Scythe" CDs. "Era" features guest appearances by ...

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KRAMPUS: 'Survival Of The Fittest' Album Trailer Available

Udine, Italy-based modern folk metal band KRAMPUS will release its first full-length album, "Survival Of The Fittest", on August 24 via NoiseArt Records. The CD was produced by KRAMPUS frontman Filippo Gianotti at Udine's Blackmirror Studios. The band stated about the album's concept: "Krampus, thewinter demon, has survived the repression of the modern gods. Born ...

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WINTERSUN: Second 'Time I' Trailer Released

"Time I", the long-awaited new CD from Finland's WINTERSUN, will be released on October 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. According to WINTERSUN mainman Jari Mäenpää, the band's new "'Time' is going to be two albums, titled 'Time I' and 'Time II'. We made this decision simply because of few reasons: * All the 80 minutes ...

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WINTERSUN: First 'Time I' Trailer Released

"Time I", the long-awaited new CD from Finland's WINTERSUN, will be released on October 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. According to WINTERSUN mainman Jari Mäenpää, the band's new "'Time' is going to be two albums, titled 'Time I' and 'Time II'. We made this decision simply because of few reasons: * All the 80 minutes ...

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KRAMPUS: Debut Album Details Revealed

Udine, Italy-based modern folk metal band KRAMPUS will release its first full-length album, "Survival Of The Fittest", on August 24 via NoiseArt Records. The CD was produced by KRAMPUS frontman Filippo Gianotti at Udine's Blackmirror Studios. The band stated about the album's concept: "Krampus, thewinter demon, has survived the repression of the modern gods. Born ...

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WINTERSUN: New Album Details Revealed

WINTERSUN mainman Jari Mäenpää (formerly of ENSIFERUM) has issued the following update on the band's long-awaited second album, titled "Time". "'Time' is going to be two albums, titled 'Time I' and 'Time II'. We made this decision simply because of few reasons: * All the 80 minutes of material won't fit on a regular CD ...

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VALFREYA Signs With MAPLE METAL RECORDS

Canadian viking/folk metal band VALFREYA has inked a worldwide deal with Toronto's Maple Metal Records. The six-piece group's debut album, "Path To Eternity", will be released in late May. Formed in February 2009, the Montreal-based VALFREYA is fronted by Crook, whose singing style ranges from symphonic clean vocals to guttural growls. Although Crook is VALFREYA's ...

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KRAMPUS: Footage From The Studio Posted Online

Italian melodic folk death metallers KRAMPUS recently entered Black Mirror Studios in Udine, Italy to begin recording their full-length debut for a late 2012 release via NoiseArt Records. The first two in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the new CD can be seen below. According to a press release, ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN: 'Cold Kiss' Video Released

"Cold Kiss", the new video from Finnish female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN, can be seen below. The track, which features a guest appearance by STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto, comes off AMBERIAN DAWN's fourth studio album, "Circus Black", which was released in Finland on February 29 via Spinefarm Records. The band's mainman, keyboardist and guitarist Tuomas ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN: 'Circus Black' Audio Samples Available

A three-and-a-half-minute YouTube clip featuring audio samples of "Circus Black", the fourth studio album from Finnish female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN, is available below. "Circus Black" will be released in Finland on February 29 via Spinefarm Records. The band's mainman, keyboardist and guitarist Tuomas Seppälä composed all ten songs for the CD and vocalist Heidi ...

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