Interview with Tuomas Seppälä of Amberian Dawn

Interview with Tuomas Seppälä of Amberian Dawn

With Amberian Dawn’s new Release, Magic Forest, out now,  Mick talked with their keyboard/guitar player Tuomas Seppälä about the writing and production of Amberian Dawn’s music, as well as his musical taste. Capri stepped up to say a few words on the lyrical themes of the new album. This is how it went:

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Mick: Firstly, I’d like to say what a good job you have done with Magic Forest, I personally…

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Sonic Syndicate w/ Any Given Day - Düsseldorf, Germany

Sonic Syndicate w/ Any Given Day – Düsseldorf, Germany

Any Given Day + Sonic Syndicate
Zakk, Düsseldorf
18th July 2014

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The first leg of The Diabolical Tour of Art isn’t really to promote Sonic Syndicate’s new album, as they’ve only played the two singles recently released (“Before You Finally Break” and “Black Hole Halo”). That promotion will happen in the fall; now they’re just celebrating their return to the stages, in the country they feel most…

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Through The Cracks release first single

The talented songwriter Mr. Jimmy Bergman (THE END OF GRACE) and the beautiful voice of Ms.

In Solitude + Beastmilk + Obnoxious Youth to tour Europe in October

In Solitude + Beastmilk + Obnoxious Youth to tour Europe in October

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In Solitude will embark on a headlining European tour in October, for which they’re much enthusiastic about: » We’re very glad to announce this headlining tour, and we can’t wait to steer and spill death’s lights in Europe again. And in such splendid company. We’re sure this will be something particularly steep and special for all of us! «

Dates are as follows, with 5 dates in the UK and Ireland:

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Terror present new video for Shot Of Reality

Terror present new video for Shot Of Reality

LA’s hardcore heroes Terror have recently presented their new video for the song Shot Of Reality. The track is taken from their current album Live by the Code, which was released in April 2013 via Century Media Records. The video can be seen below.

Terror online:

http://terrorlahc.com/
http://facebook.com/terrorhardcore
http://tw…

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Ensiferum announceplans to record sixth studio album

Finland’s heroes of folk metal, Ensiferum will be returning to the studio later this year to record the sixth album in their ongoing saga.

Eluveitie post new song to YouTube titled The Call Of The Mountains

Eluveitie post new song to YouTube titled The Call Of The Mountains

Switzerland’s pioneering folk metallers Eluveitie will be releasing their next album Origins next month – 4th August to be exact – via Nuclear Blast. In anticipation of the band’s sixth studio album, they have posted a new track online, which can be heard below.

Origins was recorded at the New Sound Studios in Switzerland with producer Tommy Vetterli(Kreator, Coroner)andfeatures artwork by the…

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Lumous Gothic Festival 2014

Lumous Gothic Festival 2014

Lumous Gothic Festival 2014 @ Tampere, Finland

Two Witches, Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio, Leaether Strip
Klubi, Tampere
4-5th July

Lumous Gothic Festival is Finland’s largest goth event. It was established back in 2001 and has become an annual event held in central Tampere. The music on offer is strictly non-metal, ranging from goth rock, darkwave, industrial and EBM to neofolk. The actual festival…

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Amberian Dawn - Magic Forest

Amberian Dawn – Magic Forest

Amberian Dawn
Magic Forest
symphonic / melodic power metal
Released on 30th June 2014
Via Napalm Records

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I have to admit, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the newest album from the Finnish symphonic metallers Amberian Dawn.  I have to admit though, Magic Forestdoesn’t play to the average conventions of what I have to expect from this type of band.  This marks the band’s sixth studio album…

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Cognitive – Cognitive

Cognitive
Cognitive
Released April 2014
Death metal
Released via Pathologically Explicit Recordings

Cognitive Cognitive

Ah, death metal! It’s been a bit since I reviewed something from your hallowed legions! We didn’t seem like the perfect match when we first met, but I was only a child then. In later years, while I still see your flaws, ours is a relationship to be cherished for all time. Well, mostly. When the…

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Sonic Syndicate - Sonic Syndicate

Sonic Syndicate – Sonic Syndicate

 Sonic Syndicate
“Sonic Syndicate”
Modern metal
To be released on 7th July 2014
Via Nuclear Blast Records

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Being a die-hard fan of Sonic Syndicate, to say I was eager for this album is quite an understatement. But precisely due that “die-hardness”, I knew how this 4-year hiatus was necessary, after the new challenges the boys and girl had to face in their lives, both as musicians and human beings.…

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Skid Row to tour the UK once again

Skid Row to tour the UK once again

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Rock legends Skid Row will tour the UK again, after the successful visit last year, co-headlining with Ugly Kid Joe (read our report on the sold-out gig in London HERE). This time they’re single-headlining, but bring along The Last Vegas and Sister. Dates and locations as follows:

Fri 17 Oct – Bristol, Bierkeller
Sat 18 Oct – Cambridge, The Junction
Sun 19 Oct – Hull, The Well
Mon 20 Oct –…

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Mutilated Veterans to release debut EP with Hells Headbangers Records

Mutilated Veterans will release their debut EP “Necro Crust Warhead” on the 5th August via Hells Headbangers Records…

Mutilated Veterans to release debut EP with Hells Headbangers Records

Mutilated Veterans will release their debut EP “Necro Crust Warhead” on the 5th August via Hells Headbangers Records…

Dark Fortress announce seventh studio album plus Euro tour dates

Dark Fortress announce seventh studio album plus Euro tour dates

Dark Fortress frontman and lyricist Morean asks:

What happens to life on earth if the fragile laws of nature are altered even by a little bit? How can the human psyche deal with the perspective of inevitable extinction? How far can the human soul be stripped before its essence vanishes completely? Can we contain the implications of forced and radical evolution and the insanity it brings?

These…

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Crooked Lizard - Ink

Crooked Lizard – Ink

Crooked Lizard
Ink
Released 11th July 2014
Blues/Rock
Self-Released

Hull, voted to be the City of Culture 2017, is home an interesting amount of talented bands and solo acts but one band is slowly rising from the depths of Hull’s murky musical talents. Describing themselves as a rock ‘n’ roll band, come the bluesy rock trio Crooked Lizard, who are set to bring about something fresh, new and…

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