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SILENT VOICES, the Finnish melodic metal band featuring SONATA ARCTICA keyboardist keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg and bassist Pasi Kauppinen, has announced the addition of vocalist Teemu Koskela (WINTERBORN) to the group’s ranks. Teemu already fronted SILENT VOICES for three successful shows in the U.K. and Czech Republic earlier this year.

“We are very excited to finally share with everyone that Teemu Koskela is the new vocalist of SILENT VOICES,” the band says in a statement. “Teemu is an incredible vocalist and a great guy. His voice is a very strong addition to the SILENT VOICES family.”

SILENT VOICES has inked a new deal with the Swedish label Inner Wound Recordings for the release of its upcoming album, “Reveal The Change”.

“The entire band and all the people we are working with are very excited about this new album,” says the group. “We cannot wait for everyone to hear the new songs and to be back on tour again.”

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Czech Republic-based classical symphonic metal band SYMPHONITY (formerly NEMESIS) has once again tapped CRADLE OF FILTH/MASTERPLAN drummer Martin “Marthus” Skaroupka to lay down the drum tracks on its upcoming album. The drums were recorded last month at the Gate studio in Wolfsburg, Germany with producer Sascha Paeth (KAMELOT, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, EPICA).

Video footage from the recording sessions can be seen below.

Martin previously recorded drums for SYMPHONITY‘s debut album in 2006 with producer Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69, UNISONIC, PLACE VENDOME) at the House Of Audio studio in Germany.

SYMPHONITY bassist Tomas Celechovsky lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in June 2012.

Celechovsky joined SYMPHONITY in 2004, one year after the release of the band’s debut album, “Goddess Of Revenge”, which was made available under the band name NEMESIS via Underground Symphony Records.

SYMPHONITY‘s second album, “Voice From The Silence”, was released in 2008 through Limb Music Products.

The band’s current lineup includes German vocalist Olaf Hayer, who previously sang on albums from Luca Turilli (RHAPSODY) and DIONYSUS.

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Dutch heavy metal band LORD VOLTURE has finished recording its as-yet-untitled third full-length studio album at Final Focus Studio in Tilburg and Split Second Sound Studio in Amsterdam with engineers Yuma van Eekelen (EXIVIOUS, ex-PESTILENCE) and Bart Hennephof (TEXTURES). All tracks are now going to Swamp Studio in Raamsdonk to be mixed by Stephen van Haestregt (ex-WITHIN TEMPTATION, ex-MY FAVORITE SCAR). An early 2014 release is expected.

Comments LORD VOLTURE frontman David Marcelis: “We cannot wait to share the new tunes with the world.

“We’re so proud to have made another album which is 100% LORD VOLTURE, yet renewing in its own way. The compositions are more compact and in-your-face than on our previous records, but at the same time there is more rest and maturity and a better flow. Everything sounds loud, tight and confident, even in the unmixed and uncompressed tracks.

“Each of us has grown a lot since our last release, ‘Never Cry Wolf’, in 2011. Drums, bass, guitars, vocals… everything. If you ask me, this will become an instant-classics-only album!”

In less then two weeks, LORD VOLTURE embark on the “Wolves In Bohemia” tour in Czech Republic, Germany and the Netherlands. More tours and shows are coming up in October, November, December and January for and the Netherlands and also covering France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Denmark and Northern Ireland.

The band has announced that they will play live a number of the new album songs alongside classics from the “Beast Of Thunder” and “Never Cry Wolf” albums.

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While you might know everything that went on with Randy's trial in the Czech Republic, between the coverage and Randy's accounts, now you can really see what Randy saw. It's astonishing. The film, which Blythe posted on his Tumblr page, is described by the man himself as this: This is a movie I made in …

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Art from agony: Blythe made movie during trial

Randy Blythe has released a short movie which he made during his manslaughter ordeal in the Czech Republic. View Prague: The Devil Is The Detail here.

After spending five weeks in a Czech prison last year, he was found not guilty of causing the death of fan Daniel Nosek at a Lamb Of God show in 2010. The legal fight cost over $500,000 and bankrupted the band.

Blythe says of the movie: “I wanted to release a slightly different version right before my judgement was rendered by the court – the very last shot in this version was not there until after I was pronounced innocent.

“My idea was to show my mindset through film and music during the process of my trial, and have a more ambiguous ending heading into my final day in court.

“I showed the clip to my lawyer and he advised against releasing it until after the trial was over, thinking the authorities might not understand what I was trying to say with the movie.

“It is all over now, so here is my poor attempt to try and create art in a time of great personal uncertainty.”

Lamb Of God delivered a slightly underwhelming set at Bloodstock earlier this month– but they’ll be back to set things right during a nine-date UK tour in January.

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Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH played a brand new song called “Blow Your Trumpet, Gabriel” during their August 10 appearance at this year’s edition of the Brutal Assault festival, which was held in Josefov, Czech Republic.

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A short video clip of Norwegian/Swedish avantgarde metallers BORKNAGAR rehearsing for their August 10 appearance at the Brutal Assault festival in the Czech Republic can be seen below.

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Austria’s webzine conducted an interview with Norwegian rockers AUDREY HORNE on July 12t at the Masters Of Rock festival in Vizovice, Czech Republic.

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EMP Rock Invasion conducted an interview with singer Jyrki69 of Helsinki, Finland gothic metallers THE 69 EYES on July 12 at the Masters Of Rock festival in Vizovice, Czech Republic.

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Japan’s Metal Moment podcast has uploaded an audio recording of legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen’s press conference at this year’s Masters Of Rock festival on July 13 in Vizovice, Czech Republic.

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