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SERAPHIEL: Entire 'Euphory Amplified' EP Available For Streaming

"Euphory Amplified", the second EP from Finnish power metallers SERAPHIEL, can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below. The effort was produced by Vili Itäpelto, Samuli Hyttinen and Pekka Posio, who also took care of mixing duties. The cover artwork was created by Timo Paananen while the logo ws handled by Annimari Pasanen. "Euphory Amplified" ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN: More Guest Singers Announced For 'Circus Black' Album

Finnish female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN will release their fourth studio album, "Circus Black", 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 Parviainen penned the lyrics. "Circus Black" features guest appearances by Tuomas Nieminen (ex- ADAMANTRA, THRONE ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN: New Album Details Revealed

Finnish female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN have set "Circus Black" as the title of their fourth studio album, due in Finland on February 29, 2012 via Spinefarm Records. The band's mainman, keyboardist and guitarist Tuomas Seppälä composed all ten songs for the CD and vocalist Heidi Parviainen penned the lyrics. "Circus Black" features guest appearances ...

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KATAKLYSM Frontman And CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS Join Forces To Launch ROCK THE NATION AMERICA

The North American metal scene just got a lot heavier. The launch of Rock The Nation America celebrates a groundbreaking booking agency partnership between KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono, his agent and Canadian metal promoter Stephan Mellul, and Century Media Records. Rock The Nation America will be focused on bringing the best names in heavy metal ...

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STRATOVARIUS Members To Guest On New AMBERIAN DAWN Album

Timo Kotipelto (vocals) and Jens Johansson (keyboards) of STRATOVARIUS will make guest appearances on the forthcoming fourth album from Finnish female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN. AMBERIAN DAWN's mainman, keyboardist and guitarist Tuomas Seppl composed all ten songs for the CD which is due in 2012 and vocalist Heidi Parviainen penned the lyrics. Johansson previously guested ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN Begins Mixing New Album

Finnish female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN have begun mixing their fourth album for an early 2012 release. The band's mainman, keyboardist and guitarist Tuomas Seppl composed all ten songs for the CD and vocalist Heidi Parviainen penned the lyrics. Commented Tuomas: "I and the whole band have put even more effort on this album than ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN: New Video Interview Posted Online

Metal-Trails.com conducted an interview with Finnish female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN on October 14, 2011 at the Hamburg, Germany stop on the "Out Of The Dark" tour with VAN CANTO, TRISTANIA, SERENITY and XANDRIA. You can now watch the chat below. AMBERIAN DAWN was scheduled to enter the studio this past summer to begin recording ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN Begins Recording New Album

Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN have issued the following update: "During the well-deserved break we took from shows this year, we've been preparing new music, and now we are happy to announce that we have entered Drumforest Studios at Viitasaari to record our fifth full length album, which will be released February 1, 2012 ...

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WINTERSUN Mainman Interviewed At U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR (Video)

Onslaught Radio and CraveMetal.tv conducted separate interviews with vocalist WINTERSUN/ex-ENSIFERUM singer Jari Menp at this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 12-14, 2011 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, United Kingdom, can be viewed below. You can now watch the interview footage below. WINTERSUN is continuing work on its long-awaited ...

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TURISAS: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From European Festival Appearances

Finnish "battle metal" warriors TURISAS have uploaded a series of video blogs/reports from their recently appearances at various European summer music festivals. You can check out the clips below. TURISAS will co-headline the Heidenfest package tour from September 30 to October 23. Also scheduled to appear are FINNTROLL, ALESTORM, ARKONA, TROLLFEST, and SKALMOLD. Fellow Finns ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN To Record New Album In The Summer

Finnish female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN will enter the studio in the summer to begin recording their new album. AMBERIAN DAWN mainman, keyboardist and guitarist Tuomas Seppälä composed all ten songs for the CD and vocalist Heidi Parviainen has already started working on the lyrics. Commented Tuomas: "There's going to be some changes in our ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN: Ten New Songs In The Works

Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN have issued the following update: "This year, 2011, we are going to keep things a bit more quiet and start preparing for the next SWALLOW THE SUN album, which will be released at the end of this year or in the beginning of 2012... Yeah, if the world doesn't ...

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VIRGIN STEELE, TAAKE, THE OCEAN, BULLDOZER, Others Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

VIRGIN STEELE, TAAKE, THE OCEAN, BULLDOZER, SERENITY and AVA INFERI have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 11-16, 2011 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABINCHOVA ACCEPT ALESTORM AMORPHIS ARKONA AVA INFERI BLIND GUARDIAN BREZNO BULLDOZER DEATH ANGEL ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN, DEICIDE, DEATH ANGEL, Others Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

BLIND GUARDIAN, DEICIDE, DEATH ANGEL, MERCENARY, OBSCURA and OCTOBER FILE have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 11-16, 2011 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABINCHOVA ACCEPT ALESTORM AMORPHIS ARKONA BLIND GUARDIAN BREZNO DEATH ANGEL DEICIDE HATE HEAVEN´S ...

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MERCENARY Confirmed For Next Year's METALFEST

Danish metallers MERCENARY have been confirmed for the German, Austrian and Swiss editions of the Metalfest, set to take place May 27-29, 2011. So far the following bands have been confirmed to appear next year: AMON AMARTH SABATON CRADLE OF FILTH ARCH ENEMY WINTERSUN SAXON AMORPHIS EQUILIBRIUM ENTOMBED SODOM WATAIN PRIMORDIAL RAGE EISREGEN DESTRUCTION ARKONA ...

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ACCEPT, KREATOR, IN EXTREMO, HATE Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

ACCEPT, KREATOR, IN EXTREMO, HATE and IMPERIUM DEKADENZ have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 11-16, 2011 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ACCEPT ALESTORM AMORPHIS ARKONA HATE IMPERIUM DEKADENZ IN EXTREMO IN SOLITUDE KALMAH KREATOR KYLESA MOONSORROW ...

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KYLESA, RISING DREAM, KALMAH Confirmed For Slovenia's METALCAMP Festival

KYLESA, RISING DREAM and KALMAH have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Metalcamp festival, set to take place July 11-16, 2011 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): ABINCHOVA ALESTORM AMORPHIS ARKONA BREZNO HEAVEN GREY IN SOLITUDE KALMAH KYLESA MOONSORROW MOONSPELL RISING DREAM VANDERBUYST WATAIN WINTERSUN ...

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WINTERSUN Mainman Issues New Album Update

WINTERSUN, the Finnish band led by former ENSIFERUM singer Jari Mäenpää, is continuing work on its long-awaited second album, tentatively titled "Time". Commented Jari: "I've been working very hard with the synths and orchestrations and I can finally say that I'm feeling very positive about finishing this long and gruesome task by Christmas. So hopefully ...

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AMBERIAN DAWN: 'Arctica' Video Released, Lineup Changes Announced

"Arctica", the new video from Finnish female-fronted symphonic metallers AMBERIAN DAWN, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Markus Nieminen of Routafilmi. "Arctica" comes off AMBERIAN DAWN's third album, "End Of Eden", which is being released today (October 20) via Spinefarm Records. According to songwriter Tuomas Seppälä, the group's new CD is heavier ...

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NIGHTWISH Begins Recording New Album

Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have officially started recording the follow-up to 2007's "Dark Passion Play". Drummer Jukka Nevalainen writes on the band's official web site, "After spending an intensive summer camp on Finnish countryside and putting a final touch to [a pre-production/demo recording of all the songs that will be featured on the CD], we ...

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ALTARS OF DESTRUCTION: 'Cross The Line' Video Released

"Cross The Line (Of No Return)", the new video from Finnish thrashers ALTARS OF DESTRUCTION, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Jani "Viski" Viskari, the drummer of the Finnish thrash act ANGUISH, and it contains footage from the making of the band's latest album, "Gallery Of Pain", as well as material that ...

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NORTHERN KINGS Plays First-Ever Full-Length Show; Video Available

NORTHERN KINGS — the Finnish band consisting of four well-known metal musicians (Jarkko Ahola [TERÄSBETONI], Marco Hietala [TAROT, NIGHTWISH], Tony Kakko [SONATA ARCTICA], Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto [CHARON]) — played its first-ever full-length show last night (Wednesday, August 18) at the Tavastia club in Helsinki, Finland. NORTHERN KINGS' backing musicians at the Tavastia gig were as follows: ...

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