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FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with Dutch singer Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH, REVAMP, ex-AFTER FOREVER). You can now watch the chat in three parts below. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).

On what her role in NIGHTWISH is going to be now that she has been upgraded from a touring singer to a full-time/permanent member:

Floor: “I guess that’s something that needs to be seen, how I can grow into my role within the band, because I have been a guest musician for the whole ‘Imaginaerum’ tour. So, of course, I knew I was gonna stay, but the whole concept of all that was already there. So for the upcoming album, I don’t know how that will grow. I, of course, have my experience, and so do the guys, and I can’t imagine myself, with my personality, sitting back and saying, ‘Yeah, do whatever and I’ll follow.’ But on the other hand, they know exactly what they’re doing — they’ve proven to be able to write great songs and to put out something that totally… where all the pictures match and where the whole concept is one. And I guess it’s a process to see how I can add with my creativity and how my input is gonna be there. I can imagine, I have my feelings and ideas about stage outfits, but also with the songwriting, Tuomas [Holopainen, NIGHTWISH keyboardist] is definitely the master of the writing process, he’s the guy in charge, but Marco [Hietala, NIGHTWISH bassist/vocalist] also writes and the whole band comes together and makes the puzzle work. So somewhere in that puzzle I’ll get my share.”

On whether she will be moving to Finland from The Netherlands in order to be closer to NIGHTWISH‘s home base:

Floor: “Out of practical reasons, I don’t have to move to Finland. I mean, it’s quite nearby, and you’re there always for certain periods of time, for either a show or now for the recording period and there are facilities there where I can stay. But I’m studying Finnish, and it’s one of the five most difficult languages in the world. And the more I learn, the more I realize that’s definitely true. [Laughs] So I might move to Finland, at least for a while, to learn the language a bit better, ’cause you don’t learn any language better than in the country itself.”

On why she is studying Finnish:

Floor: “Well, imagine being in a group of 25 people. There are 20 Finnish people, there’s one German, there’s one Dutchie, and there’s one… Or 20 people, let’s say… And there are only two or three people who do not speak Finnish… whether it’s a group of German people, Dutch people — wherever you’re from. You always speak the language you hear most. So if there are 20 people, and 18 of them are Finnish, most people will speak Finnish amongst each other. Regardless of how well the NIGHTWISH guys and everyone involved speaks English, and they’re very willing to translate, they still need to translate. And I feel if I wanna be part of the whole circus even more, be more involved, understand everyone better, even now that I’m studying, understanding the culture a bit better, in the long run, it’s gonna make me feel like I fit in a little bit better. Even though they have welcomed me with open arms and I already feel at home — I call them my brothers and my family — I think being able to speak the language makes the unity even bigger.”

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Knightmare is proud to announce the release of debut album, “In Death’s Shadow,” to international audiences in digital and digipack format via the band’s official website and at Amazon.com.

“In Death’s Shadow” has been labelled “beautiful, brutal, and unabashedly heavy,” and “the soundtrack to Scandinavian killing fields” by reviewers. The band is following up this release with a music video for the song “Unity Through Chaos” being produced by the team that has brought clips from Manowar, Rhapsody, The Poodles, Gamma Ray, Doro, and many more. The video is to be co-directed by Steve Ravic of Majestic Film and filmmaker Neil Johnson of Morphius Film.

Further details on the band can be found via Facebook. The album’s track listing is:

1. Cazador De Hombres (6:27)
2. Granted Death (9:45)
3. False Prophets (8:50)
4. Apocalypse (6:36)
5. Knightmare (7:58)
6. Unity Through Chaos (8:44)
7. Judgment (10:41)

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Sweden’s Beyond Mortality has signed with Wormholedeath / Grom Records for the release of the “Infected Life” album.

WormHoleDeath Records stated: “We wanted to offer beyond Mortality a publishing deal since we had the pleasure to work closely with the guys and we really respect and admire them for their attitide and musical skills. Furthermore this is a great opportunity to co-release this album with our serbian friends (in life) and great partners (in music) at Grom Records. I am sure this is gonna be the first of many cooperations between Wormholedeath and Grom!!”

Grom Records adds: “We in Grom Records are more than proud to announce this collaboration with our friends and partners from Worm Hole Death Records. We already work on different projects for some time now and we strongly decided to make our partnership even deeper and start cooperation between our two labels. So, Beyond Mortality is going to be our first official strike on the scene and we are sure all sides will get benefits from this unity and partnership.Beyond Mortality offers strong and forcefull Death Metal covering different styles of genre and creating quality and unique mixture of brutal emotions. Death Metal as it should be, raw, wild, brutal and merciless!Recorded at MathLab Studios and mastered buy Dan Swano himself.”

Beyond Mortality also issued this statement: “We are real happy to be a part of both the Grom records and Wormholedeath/Dreamcell 11 family and are really looking forward in working with them. This is just the start of the Beyond Mortality story and we are real happy to be able to share it with them. We intend to make a mark in history of extreme metal and we can’t think of anyone else to do it with.”

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SHINEDOWN’s new album, “Amaryllis”, was released earlier this year and made a #1 chart debut on Billboard’s Rock Albums chart, and a #4 debut on The Billboard 200.

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Jacksonville, Florida-based hard rock/post-grunge band SHINEDOWN will guest on tonight’s (June 20) episode of Conan O’Brien’s nighttime talk show on TBS, “Conan”, for a truly special acoustic performance of the group’s current hit single, “Unity”.

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Brooklyn, NY’s filthy black metal act Mutilation Rites will be blasting the speakers, and most likely some ear drums, during the band’s record release show at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY on June 6th.

The performance, which will be presented by Signature Riff, will see the band playing alongside Horna and Kommandant in support of new release “Empyrean,” which is available now for pre-order in advance of its May 22nd release date.

You can currently stream the full album — which Decibel magazine praises for its “unity in songwriting, purpose, and passion” — via Pitchfork.com.

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SHINEDOWN performed two songs — “Bully” and “Unity” — on last night’s (Monday, March 26) episode of ABC-TV’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (which actually aired this morning).

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Release date: March 27th via Atlantic Records Tracklisting: 01. Adrenaline 02. Bully 03. Amaryllis 04. Unity 05. Enemies 06. I’m Not Alright 07. Nowhere Kids 08. Miracle 09. I’ll Follow You 10. For My Sake 11. My Name (Wearing Me Out) 12. Through the Ghost Review: No one from the staff has listened to or […]

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Shinedown – Amaryllis

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Shinedown video for the song “Unity” can be seen now.

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SHINEDOWN video for the song “Unity” can be seen below.

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