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Finnish metallers NIGHTWISH have issued the following update:

“The long-awaited Nightwish movie, Imaginaerum, will be shown all across Germany in event-screenings starting on March 18th. Tickets are available from the movie theater chains listed below. More participating theaters will be added in the days to come.

Our international fans should note that unless stated otherwise, assume that the movie will be shown in German language.”


UCI Kinowelt:



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Century Media has issued that the Swedish blackened punks DEATH WOLF are now giving fans another taste of their new album, II: Black Armoured Death, with the premiere of the track “Death Wolf March”. To listen to the track, please head over to, HERE.

Fans can also listen to the previously released tracks “World Serpent” and “Noche De Brujas” online.

II: Black Armoured Death will be released in Europe on February 18th through Century Media Records. The album will be available as a limited Deluxe Digipak (with embossed cover artwork on matte cardboard and an embroided patch of the cover motive), limited LP (on 180gr vinyl) as well as digital download.

For a mega rare white vinyl version (only 100 copies!) click HERE.

“II: Black Armoured Death” track-listing:
1.     Noche De Brujas
2.     World Serpent
3.     Lord Of Putrefaction
4.     Darkness Of Hel

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Finnish rock giants H.I.M. have revealed the details of their long awaited, highly anticipated, brand new studio album.

Recorded in their home country with long-time producer Hiili Hiilesmaa, the new album – titled Tears On Tape – is scheduled for release in UK and Ireland on April 29th via Cooking Vinyl’s rock imprint DoubleCross. The album will be released in the US and Canada the following day (April 30th) on Razor & Tie.

Vocalist Ville Valo comments, “We´re infernally glad to be dressed sharply enough for our dearest comrades in the US (for once), R&T A-Go-Go!!!”


Tears On Tape will be the Love Metal band’s eighth official album and was recorded in their home country with long-time producer Hiili Hiilesmaa and once again mixed by long time-band associate, Tim Palmer (U2, OZZY OSBOURNE, PEARL JAM, ROBERT PLANT).

Formed in 1991 by vocalist Ville Valo, guitarist Mikko “Linde” Lindström…

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Yesterday British black metallers CRADLE OF FILTH regretfully announced the cancellation of their North American tour in February and March, “due to US immigration issues beyond the band’s control.”

However, in addition to their already scheduled appearance at the Hammersonic Jakarta International Metal Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia on April 28th, COF has just added four more Asian shows to their tour schedule. The band’s complete concert itinerary is now as follows:


11 – Circo Volador – Lorenzo Boturini, Mexico
12 – Salon Porvenir de los Oberros – Guatemala, Guatemala
13 – Pepper Club – San Jose, Costa Rica
14 – Cifco – San Salvador, El Salvador
16 – Orquideorama – Medellin, Colombia
18 – Teatro Flores – Buenos Aires, Argentina
19 – Fundição Progresso – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
20 – Carioca Club – São Paulo, Brazil
26 – Tab Live Pub – Singapore, Singapore
28 –…

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U.K.’s Metal Hammer magazine will release the exclusive fanpack version of new HIM album, “Tears On Tape”.

“Metal Hammer Presents HIM: Tears On Tape” is a 100% official collectors’ fanpack that includes the eighth studio album from Finnish love metal icons HIM, a 132-page magazine edited by frontman Ville Valo himself, a giant, double-sided door-sized poster, and two exclusive bonus tracks.

The collectors magazine will include exclusive interviews with Ville Valo and all members of HIM, an extended track-by-track guide to “Tears On Tape”, an interview with the architect´s behind the sound of love metal Hiili Hiilesmaa and Tim Palmer, a detailed guide to HIM‘s extensive back catalogue, the true, exclusive story of the Heartagram, an exclusive gallery from the band’s own private collections, and the band themselves will interview an assortment of their own heroes.

Fanpack Includes:

* Full studio album…

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Metal Blade has announced that the Brutal Death metal act HOUR OF PENANCE are confirmed as the new opening act on the CANNIBAL CORPSE/DEVILDRIVER tour. HOUR OF PENANCE are replacing WINDS OF PLAGUE who canceled their participation in the tour.

CANNIBAL CORPSE will be finishing all mainland European shows while DEVILDRIVER will finish the UK dates. Catch them all here:


09/02/13 – FI – Oulu – Teatrie Oulu
10/02/13 – FI – Tampere – Pakkahuone
11/02/13 – FI – Helsinki – Nosturi
13/02/13 – SE – Stockholm – Göta Källare
14/02/13 – SE – Gothenburg – Brewhouse
15/02/13 – DK – Copenhagen – Amager bio
16/02/13 – DK – Aarhus – Train
17/02/13 – DE – Hamburg – Grünspan
19/02/13 – NL – Tilburg – 013
20/02/13 – DE – Köln – Essigfabrik
21/02/13 –…

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Nuclear Blast has issued that the Swedish melodic death metallers SOILWORK, whose new massive double album “The Living Infinite” will be released on March 1, kick off a fan video contest today! Fans can express their creativity by creating their own video clip for either the song `Spectrum Of Eternity´ or `This Momentary Bliss´, upload it to YouTube, let their work be judged by the band and eventually get the chance to win

– lifetime free entry to any SOILWORK concert (except for festival shows)
– a meet&greet with the band at the first concert
– a premium “The Living Infinite” bundle, incl. the album as a digipak CD and on vinyl, plus a t-shirt !


Click here for further information on the contest and to download the songs with lyrics: The contest ends on the album release date – March 1, 2013!

As we reported yesterday

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