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SWALLOW THE SUN: New Audio Interview Posted Online

Roy of Mellodic Carnage recently conducted an interview with guitarist Juha Raivio of Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. SWALLOW THE SUN will perform in Tel Aviv, Israel for the first time on Thursday, June 3 at Barby Club. Support at the show ...

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THAUROROD Signs With NOISEART RECORDS

NoiseArt Records and Rock The Nation have announced the signing of the Finnish epic power metallers THAUROROD. The group's as-yet-untitled debut album will be released later this year. Commented Stefan Hattinger, managing director NoiseArt Records: "We are proud and extremely enthusiastic to welcome a great talent like THAUROROD on our roster. A group of great ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN Interviewed In Lyon

Metal Fédération conducted an interview with Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN on March 22, 2010 when the band played in Lyon, France. Watch the chat below. SWALLOW THE SUN will perform in Tel Aviv, Israel for the first time on Thursday, June 3 at Barby Club. Support at the show will come from the ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN Guitarist Interviewed At U.K.'s HAMMERFEST II

Metal Gods TV conducted an interview with guitarist Juha Raivio of Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN at the Hammerfest II festival, which was held March 11-13, 2010 at Pontins, Prestatyn Sands, North Wales, United Kingdom. Watch the chat below. SWALLOW THE SUN will perform in Tel Aviv, Israel for the first time on Thursday, ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN To Perform In Israel For First Time

Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN will perform in Tel Aviv, Israel for the first time on Thursday, June 3 at Barby Club. Support at the show will come from the Israeli gothic metal act DISTORTED. Commented promoter Yishai Schwartz of Raven Music: "I am proud to announce the first-ever gig of SWALLOW THE SUN ...

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WOE OF TYRANTS: New Song Available For Streaming

Ohio's WOE OF TYRANTS will release its third album, "Threnody", on April 13 via Metal Blade Records. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Tetelestai 02. Creatures Of The Mire 03. Venom Eye 04. Tempting The Wretch 05. Threnody 06. Bloodsmear 07. The Venus Orbit 08. Lightning Over Atlantis 09. Singing The ...

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WOE OF TYRANTS: 'Threnody' Artwork Unveiled

Ohio's WOE OF TYRANTS will release its third album, "Threnody", on April 13 via Metal Blade Records. According to a press release from the label, "This time around, the guys have seriously turned up the shred-knob and churned out some of the most exciting songs we've heard swirling around the Metal Blade offices in quite ...

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WOE OF TYRANTS To Release 'Threnody' In April

Ohio's WOE OF TYRANTS will release its third album, "Threnody", on April 13 via Metal Blade Records. According to a press release from the label, "This time around, the guys have seriously turned up the shred-knob and churned out some of the most exciting songs we've heard swirling around the Metal Blade offices in quite ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN: 'New Moon' First-Week Sales Revealed

"New Moon", the fifth album from Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN, sold around 400 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD landed at position No. 148 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN's 'New Moon' Cracks Finnish Top 10

"New Moon", the fifth album from Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN, has entered the official chart in the band's home country at position No. 10. The CD, which was released on November 10 via Spinefarm Records, was recorded at Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with such ...

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'Dimebag Beyond Forever Tour': More Pro-Shot Footage Posted Online

A dozen or so Finnish metal musicians took part in the fifth annual "Dimebag Beyond Forever Tour" in December 2008. The four-date trek honored the legendary PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, who was shot and killed on stage on December 8, 2004. The musicians performed for free and the concert proceeds were donated to the ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN Schedules Acoustic Show

Mikko Kotamäki (vocals), Markus Jämsen (guitar) and Aleksi Munter (keyboards) of Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN will perform a free acoustic show at Levykauppa Äx in Helsinki on November 5 at 4:30 p.m. "Falling World", a brand new song from Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN, is available for streaming on the band's

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SWALLOW THE SUN: 'New Moon' Artwork Unveiled; Audio Samples Available

Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN will release their fifth album, entitled "New Moon", on November 10 via Spinefarm Records. The CD was recorded at Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with such acts as KATATONIA, OPETH, PARADISE LOST and AMON AMARTH. Kai Hahto (WINTERSUN, ex-ROTTEN SOUND) has ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN: 'New Moon' U.S. Release Date Confirmed

Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN will release their fifth album, entitled "New Moon", on November 10 via Spinefarm Records. The CD is being recorded at Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with such acts as KATATONIA, OPETH, PARADISE LOST and AMON AMARTH. Kai Hahto (WINTERSUN, ex-ROTTEN SOUND) ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN: Studio Diary Launched

Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN have entered Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden to begin recording their fifth album, entitled "New Moon". The CD is being produced and mixed by Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with such acts as KATATONIA, OPETH, PARADISE LOST and AMON AMARTH. Kai Hahto (WINTERSUN, ex-ROTTEN SOUND) has been ...

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CAIN'S OFFERING Signs With FRONTIERS RECORDS

STRATOVARIUS singer Timo Kotipelto and former SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen have joined forces in a new band called CAIN'S OFFERING. The group's debut album, "Gather The Faithful", will be released on August 28 in Europe and September 11 in North America via Frontiers Records. The band is the new artistic creation of Jani Liimatainen, ...

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3 INCHES OF BLOOD Seeking Touring Bassist

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada's 3 INCHES OF BLOOD is looking for a bass player for live shows. A lot of touring will be involved in Canada, the U.S. and internationally. All applicants must meet the following requirements. 1) You must be a Canadian citizen. 2) You must have no criminal record of any kind. 3) ...

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3 INCHES OF BLOOD: New Album Title, Release Date Revealed

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada's 3 INCHES OF BLOOD has set "Here Waits Thy Doom" as the title of the band's new album, due on September 8 via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded at Seattle's London Bridge Studios with renowned producer Jack Endino (HIGH ON FIRE). The group took a break from the studio ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN Announces New Drummer

Finnish doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN have issued the following update: "We are glad to announce that Kai Hahto (WINTERSUN, ex-ROTTEN SOUND) will be playing drums on our forthcoming album and live shows next summer. "We have known Kai for years, and we have worked with him earlier when he played with us on our ...

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3 INCHES OF BLOOD Signs Worldwide Deal With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada's 3 INCHES OF BLOOD has inked a deal with Century Media Records. The group's new full-length album is scheduled for release this fall. Commented vocalist Cam Pipes: "Ever since our departure from our previous label [Roadrunner], Century Media has been in the forefront trying to get us to sign with them. ...

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BLACKGUARD: Two More Songs Posted Online

Montreal-based sympho/black/folk/power metal act BLACKGUARD (formerly PROFUGUS MORTIS) has posted two more songs — "The Last We Wage" and "The Sword" (featuring guest vocals by THE AGONIST singer Alissa White-Gluz) — on the group's MySpace page. Both tracks come off the band's debut album, "Profugus Mortis", which was released on March 20 in ...

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Former 3 INCHES OF BLOOD Bassist Looking To Join New Project

Due to "some unfortunate circumstances," bassist Nick Cates is no longer a member of the Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based band 3 INCHES OF BLOOD. The Seattle-based musician, who has also recorded and toured with KANE HODDER, is looking to put together or join a new project. Interested parties can contact Nick via his

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MOONSPELL Confirmed For U.K.'s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL have been confirmed for this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, set to take place August 14-16, 2009 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows: AMON AMARTH APOCALYPTICA ARCH ENEMY BATTLELORE BEHOLDER CANDLEMASS CARCASS DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER ENSLAVED GWAR KATATONIA MILLION DOLLAR RELOAD MOONSPELL MUNICIPAL ...

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