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Former Children Of Bodom Members Issue Departure Statement

Back in November, the Finnish Metal band Children Of Bodom announced that they were playing their final gigs with the current lineup. You can read that story HERE if you like. Now that the last show has come and gone, the former members have issued statement on their departure.

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The Official Statement:

Dear fans,

2019 is coming to an end, so it’s a good time to take a look back before turning our gaze toward a new year. For us, 2019 was eventful, and a big part of that was playing our last COB gig in December.

We have received a lot of questions about what we’re going to do next and why we quit. Since this decision has sparked up a conversation and false rumors, we want to talk about why we ended up making it, one more time.
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Swallow The Sun Announce North American Headline Tour

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This coming Spring, the Metal Fans of the USA will be feeling a sense of doom. Doom Metal that is, as the crushing might of Finland’s Swallow The Sun have just announced a tour. Check out the full details and stay tuned for some additional editorial at the close.

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The Press Release:
Jyvaskyla, Finland; Finnish melancholy death-doom metal masters Swallow The Sun have just announced their North American headline tour today. The band will be on tour this Spring with special guests Infected Rain and Wheel. Catch the band on tour starting April 20th in Tampa and ending on May 24th in Dallas. Tickets are available for purchase HERE.

“We have been touring many times in North America since 2007 but never headlined before this,” states Swallow The Sun’s Mikko Kotamäki about the upcoming headline tour. “So it’s about time to play you a decent length shows, not just 30-45min like before. Better get your tickets now and spread the word. No excuses, you asked for it, you got it! See you soon!”
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Nuclear Blast Signs Marco Hietala (Nightwish); Announces Solo Album

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The Press Release:
Today, Finnish singer/ bassist Marko Hietala announces his signing with Nuclear Blast for his upcoming solo album Pyre Of The Black Heart, that is set to be released on January 24th. Hietala himself describes the style of the upcoming release as “Hard Prog”, but to give his fans a first impression of what the new album is going to be like, he also reveals the first single and video “‘Stones”.
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Apocalyptica Announces “Cell-O” North American Tour For 2020

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One of the most interesting things I’ve seen on the live stage since beginning this little media journey of mine would have to be the band Apocalyptica. I mean who ever would have imagined a Heavy Metal band made up of mostly cellists and a drummer? Not me that’s for sure and I am happy to say that I’ve been a fan since I first heard them covering Metallica so many years so. Now the band has announced a brand-new US tour and their bringing along Lacuna Coil so check out the scoop down below. I’ll be back at the close.

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The Press Release:
Today, Finland’s multi-Platinum cello-rock band Apocalyptica – classically-trained cellists Eicca Toppinen, Perttu Kivilaakso, and Paavo Lötjönen, and drummer Mikko Sirén – announces the Spring 2020 North American leg of the “Cell-0 World Tour.” This tour leg will launch on Sunday, May 3 in Orlando, FL, and see the band performing in 20 cities over a three-week period wrapping up on May 26 in Boston, MA. With a set list that will likely vary night to night, Apocalyptica’s performances will be comprised of new songs from Cell-0 as well as the band’s rich catalogue. Lacuna Coil will support on all dates. Ticket pre-sales and access to VIP packages begin tomorrow, November 20 at 10AM (local); public on-sale starts Friday, November 22 at 10AM (local). Go to https://www.apocalyptica.com for all pre-sales, VIP packages, and ticketing details.
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Nightwish Reveals 2020 European Tour Dates and More

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We are big fans of the Finnish sensation known as Nightwish here at the Metal Media Command HQ and I’ve just learned that a whole crop of South American and European dates were unveiled. The band has been in the press lately with news about their upcoming video release “Decades Live In Buenos Aires” and with a video clip reveal in “Devil and The Deep Dark Ocean” (reports which you can examine by clicking the highlighted text). Once you’re done you can take a look at those dates.

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The Statement:
We are happy to announce the first shows of the European leg of Nightwish’s World Tour 2020.
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