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Tarja Turunen - Two New Videos Online

Original news, published on 08.08.2010

Finnish soprano singer Tarja Turunen has premiered her new video for the song "I Feel Immortal" online. You can watch the new "I Feel Immortal" video below or at this location.

The video was shot in Iceland. In a statement on her website, Tarja wrote: "'s going to be probably the most beautiful video I have ever done in my career. The country is just unbelievably amazing with its stunning landscapes, so we managed to find incredible places for shootings."

The single I Feel Immortal wil be exclusively released in Germany, Switzerland & Austria on 27th of August, and will also feature on Tarja's new album What Lies Beneath, to be released early September.


"Until My Last Breath", another new video from Tarja Turunen, can be viewed at this location.

The song is the first international single from her sophomore effort, What Lies Beneath, which is now being released on September 14, 2010 in the US via The End Records.


Band profile: Tarja
Posted: 24.08.2010 by Elodie Artour | Comments (48)

Pagan's Mind - Update From The Band

Norwegian metallers Pagan's Mind have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:

"Greetings Earthlings, Aliens and whomever else!

Believe it or not, despite the lack of activity here in our official MySpace, we have been busy lately. A new spaceship is in the works, that will take you on a travel through what's musically been created in our heads over the last few years, but we are still in the process of finding a partner that will launch the ship (or album, if you want the clear picture...).

However, we are nearing completion of recording the new album, and work with our Facebook page has been intensified, we have launched a Twitter page, and we will do our best to keep you up to date also here on the MySpace. Yes, there will be a newsletter about the new album coming soon, and maybe a little taste or two...

Over at our Facebook page, we have set up a player where we have album tracks, but also songs that we consider a bit rare. So far, two rare songs have been added; the Japanese bonus track from God's Equation called "Forever Seeking", as well as the homage we did for the local soccer team in Skien, "Helter Fra Telemark". Ok, some of you might recognize the song as a cover by P.O.D., but it's nevertheless recorded by us. We hope you enjoy it!

We have five shows scheduled in Norway for the next 5 weeks or so, please see our "On Tour" section for details on our website. We hope to see as many of you as possible out there. These will be the last shows in support of God's Equation and Live Equation, so who knows when some of these songs will be performed live again (yes, that's how confident we are with our new material).

Have a nice summer still!

Nils, Jorn Viggo, Steinar, Ronny and Stian."


Band profile: Pagan's Mind
Posted: 24.08.2010 by BudDa | Comments (4)

Neaera - New Album Cover Art And Tracklist Revealed

German metallers Neaera have revealed the cover artwork and tracklisting for their forthcoming album, Forging The Eclipse. According to the band, the graphical realization of Forging The Eclipse was in the hands of long-time Neaera partner Terje Johnsen (Keep Of Kalessin). The visualization of the album title ends up in a plain, straightforward but concise concept.

Forging The Eclipse will be released as a limited Digipak on October 22nd/25th via Metal Blade Records in Europe.

Forging The Eclipse tracklist:

01. The Forging
02. Heaven's Descent
03. In Defiance
04. Eight Thousand Sorrows Deep
05. Arise Black Vengeance
06. Rubikon
07. Sirens Of Black
08. Certitude
09. Exaltation
10. Tyranny Of Want
11. The Prophecy
12. And To Posterity A Plague


Band profile: Neaera
Posted: 23.08.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (3)

Hail Of Bullets - New Song Online

"Operation Z", a brand new song from Dutch metallers Hail Of Bullets, is available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.

"Operation Z" comes off the band's forthcoming album, On Divine Winds, which is scheduled for release in Europe on October 11 via Metal Blade Records.

On Divine Winds cover art] tracklist:

01. The Eve Of Battle
02. Operation Z
03. The Mukden Incident
04. Strategy Of Attrition
05. Full Scale War
06. Guadalcanal
07. On Coral Shores
08. Unsung Heroes
09. Tokyo Napalm Holocaust
10. Sugar Loaf Hill (bonus track on ltd. 1st Digibook edition)
11. Kamikaze
12. To Bear The Unbearable


Band profile: Hail Of Bullets
Posted: 23.08.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)

Amberian Dawn - New Album Details Revealed, New Single Online

Finnish metallers Amberian Dawn will release their third album, End Of Eden, on October 20 via Spinefarm Records.

End Of Eden will feature a guest appearances by keyboardist Jens Johansson (Stratovarius, Yngwie Malmsteen), opera singer Markus Nieminen and vocalist Peter James Goodman. Songwriter Tuomas Seppälä commented: "The new CD will be heavier than its predecessors, with a bigger, more polymorphic sound."

End Of Eden cover art] tracklist:

01. Talisman
02. Come Now Follow
03. Arctica
04. Ghostly Echoes
05. Sampo
06. Blackbird
07. Field Of Serpents
08. City Of Corruption
09. Virvatulen Laulu
10. War In Heaven

Also the album's first single, "Arctica", is now availabe for streaming on the band's MySpace page.


Band profile: Amberian Dawn
Posted: 23.08.2010 by BudDa | Comments (6)

Serj Tankian - New Video Online

"Left Of Center", the new video from Serj Tankian, can be viewed at this location.

"Left Of Center" comes off Tankian's new solo album, Imperfect Harmonies, which is scheduled for release on September 21 via Serjical Strike/Reprise Records. More details about Imperfect Harmonies were previously reported over here.


Band profile: Serj Tankian
Posted: 23.08.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (6)

Nightfall - New Video Online

"Ambassador Of Mass", the new video from Greek metallers Nightfall, can be viewed at this location.

"Ambassador Of Mass" comes off the band's forthcoming album, Astron Black And The Thirty Tyrants, which will be released in Europe on August 30 via Metal Blade Records.

Astron Black And The Thirty Tyrants cover art] tracklist:

01. Intro
02. Astron Black
03. Astronomica / Saturnian Moon
04. Astra Planeta / We Chose The Sun
05. Ambassador Of Mass
06. The Criterion
07. Asebeia
08. I-I
09. Archon Basileus
10. Proxima Centauri / Dead Bodies
11. The Thirty Tyrants
12. Epsilon Lyrae


Band profile: Nightfall
Posted: 23.08.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (4)

Cradle Of Filth - Reveal New Album Title And Cover Art, New Song Available For Download

Original news, published on 03.08.2010

While I could have sworn the upcoming Cradle Of Filth album would be called All Hallows Eve, the band now revealed it will be Darkly Darkly Venus Aversa instead.

Darkly Darkly Venus Aversa will be released in North America on November 9 via Nuclear Blast Records. The record will be available in European stores on October 22 through Peaceville Records on the band's own AbraCadaver.

In an April press release, Darkly Darkly Venus Aversa was described as "a full-blown concept album, based on Adam's first wife, the lascivious Demoness Lilith; throwing Medieval nuns, Knights Templars, Greek mythology and lashings of sex, occult lore and violent bloodshed into the smelting pot, to create a darkly erotic nightmare set to their unique scope of supreme vampyric metal."


Cradle Of Filth have revealed the cover artwork for the upcoming Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa album.

In other news, you can click here to go to the new Cradle Of Filth microsite and sign up to the mailing list to receive your free MP3 download of the new song "Lilith Immaculate".


Band profile: Cradle Of Filth
Posted: 22.08.2010 by Thryce | Comments (42)

Joe Satriani - New Album Details

Joe Satriani has announced details of his highly anticipated 14th studio album, Black Swans And Wormhole Wizards. The album will be made available in the US on October 5 (one day earlier internationally) via Epic Records.

On Black Swans And Wormhole Wizards, Satriani's classic sound is accompanied by a surprisingly rich new texture. The first single, Light Years Away, is destined to be a hit, alongside several other high energy offerings, like "Wormhole Wizards" and "Premonition".

Black Swans And Wormhole Wizards cover art] tracklist:

01. Premonition
02. Dream Song
03. Pyrrhic Victoria
04. Light Years Away
05. Solitude
06. Littleworth Lane
07. The Golden Room
08. Two Sides to Every Story
09. Wormhole Wizards
10. Wind In The Trees
11. God Is Crying


Band profile: Joe Satriani
Posted: 22.08.2010 by VezzyRattlehead | Comments (6)

Ironwood - New Album Tracklist Revealed

Australian progressive folk metal band Ironwood have announced that their sophomore album will be mixed and mastered by music legend Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath, Nightingale). The album, entitled Storm Over Sea, is slated for a late 2010 release.

Vocalist/bassist Henry Lauer commented: "This album is a huge evolution from our first effort. We've fully assimilated our progressive, acoustic, and metal influences into a concise, yet epic and evocative, whole."

Inspired by the majesty of the ocean, and featuring dizzying technicality, rich vocal harmonies, and the introduction of new elements such as piano, cello, and fretless bass, Storm Over Sea is set to leave an indelible mark in the world of underground music.

Storm Over Sea tracklist:

01. Hail Sign
02. Infinite Sea
03. Arctic Tern
04. Weather The Storm
05. Share The Burden
06. Will To Live
07. A Bond To Sever
08. When It's All Over


Posted: 22.08.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)

Children Of Bodom - Enter The Studio

Original news, published on 15.01.2010

In an interview with Noisecreep, Children Of Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho, told that the band is in the process of writing new material for their upcoming album, scheduled to be released in late 2010/early 2011.

"We're gonna start writing music and hopefully we'll be able to take some time so we can come up with some really cool songs. I already have a bunch of new riffs that I'm happy with, so hopefully we'll just keep being productive."

Children of Bodom have studio time booked for early summer, which should give them at least five months to write the new material. "We're doing three shows in Finland in April, but other than that we're just going to be working really hard, so there won't be much happening until we're done with the record," Laiho further adds.

UPDATE (thanks to Windrider)

Official press release

Children Of Bodom, the esteemed Finnish Heavy Metal band that features frontman and modern day guitar hero Alexi Laiho has entered Hollola, Finland's Petrax Studios to begin work on its as-yet-untitled seventh studio album. Children Of Bodom has enlisted famed rock producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Monster Magnet) to oversee the new recording and will remain in the studio through late September.

"We're very excited to let everyone hear what we're creating with this new record," said the band in a statement. "Everything you love about Children Of Bodom has been magnified tenfold and we're pushing ourselves harder than ever before. Expect nothing less than the perfect storm!"


Band profile: Children Of Bodom
Posted: 21.08.2010 by T0w4rdsD34d3nd | Comments (57)

Strydegor - Guitarist Leaves The Band, Seek Replacement

German metallers Strydegor have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:

"Because Julian Dierkes is going to leave us, in order to study in ...Berlin..., we're searching for a new guitar player for our band Strydegor.

You have to:
- be about 18 to 25 years old
- play your instrument semiprofessional
- have some experiences of playing live
- associate with our music and music of the Pagan and Viking Metal scene
- pay your part of the rehearsal room (about 30 Euro)

What we have to offer:
- regular rehearsals - about 2-3 a week
- rehearsal room with 20m² in Hagenow
- concerts everywhere in Germany and foreign countries
- record deal with CCP-Records over 3 CDs

If you are interested, than please write us via MySpace, via e-mail at info strydegor com or call us under the following number: 0162/7442605

We hope to hear from you...

Florian, Sven and Clemens"


Band profile: Strydegor
Posted: 21.08.2010 by BudDa | Comments (0)

Enslaved - Audio Samples Of Entire New Album

Audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on Axioma Ethica Odini, the new album from the Norwegian metallers Enslaved, are available for streaming at this location.

Axioma Ethica Odini will be released in Europe on September 27 and in North America on September 28. The CD's cover artwork was created by the Norwegian artist Truls Espedal, who has painted every Enslaved album cover since 2001's Monumension.

Axioma Ethica Odini cover art] tracklist:

01. Ethica Odini
02. Raidho
03. Waruun
04. The Beacon
05. Axioma
06. Giants
07. Singular
08. Night Sight
09. Lightening


Band profile: Enslaved
Posted: 21.08.2010 by VezzyRattlehead | Comments (9)

Haemorrhage - Begin Work On New Album

Official press release

Haemorrhage has started recording their new full-length album and follow-up to 2006's Apology For Pathology. The band has posted an in-studio clip online now at this location. The yet-untitled album will see an early 2011 release date with additional album details to be announced shortly.

Haemorrhage has been confirmed as one of the headliners at this years NRW Deathfest being held next month in Germany. Haemorrhage will headline the Saturday (Sept. 18) date of fest with Malignancy closing out day-one (Sept. 17). Complete line-up and ticket information can be found here.

Haemorrhage has recently seen the re-issue of their classic Grume album as well as Apology For Pathology via Relapse. Release information for Grume can be found here and details on Apology For Pathology can be found here. Audio samples taken from these Haemorrhage releases and more can be heard online now via the band's MySpace page and official website.


Posted: 21.08.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (2)

Blinded By Faith - Three New Pre-Production Songs Online

Québec City, Quebec, Canada-based metallers Blinded By Faith have been in the studio working with Antoine Baril (ex-Augury drummer), Yannick St-Amand (who recorded Despised Icon and Beneath The Massacre, just to name a few) and Pierre Rémillard (Anonymus, Misery Index, Martyr...) on three new songs to "try to catch the attention of international labels that could push the band further", according to the band.

The songs, "Dead End", "Drastic Medecine" and "The Pace Of The Race", are available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.


Band profile: Blinded By Faith
Posted: 21.08.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (2)