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Dead Shape Figure

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Formed: 2003
From: Vantaa, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Dead Shape Figure news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Dead Shape Figure Signs With Eternal Sound

Dead Shape Figure, which recorded a cover of "Dead Again" for our Peter Steele Tribute back in 2011, has now checked in with the following announcement about inking a record deal:

"We are really happy to announce that Dead Shape Figure has signed a deal with Eternal Sound Records and they are releasing 'Opus Victoria' in Europe for real! More details coming soon!

"We have also signed a management deal with Heavy Space Agency and they will be our booking agency from now on." More...

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Dead Shape Figure Posts New Album Teaser

Finnish act Dead Shape Figure will be releasing "Opus Victoria" in digital format this coming April 26th, 2013. The band has now released a teaser trailer for the impending album, which can be heard below.

To hear more from Dead Shape Figure, check out the band's Facebook profile here.

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Dead Shape Figure Posts Chinese Footage

Dead Shape Figure has posted a video report online featuring clips of the band's time in China last month, which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the progress of a new album:

"Okay some major news: Our third-yet-untitled-album is not gonna be out during this year... It has not yet been mixed and the deadline is now till the end of next month. It's kind of sad cause we really really wanted the album to be out before we go on tour with Iced Earth, Evergrey, and Steel Engraved on December but no can do. We are definitely gonna release some stuff during December but the actual album will be out later next year..."

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Dead Shape Figure Checks In From The Studio

Helsinki-based metallers Dead Shape Figure entered D-Studio in Nurmijärvi, Finland to record their third album. The production for the album is being handled by Xy from Swiss act Samael. The band commented:

"This is the first time ever Dead Shape Figure has used a real producer and done a proper preproduction. It is a fact you can really hear when the album is ready. We are super psyched about Mr Xy's dedication for these new songs.

"The preproduction-stage took a week, 12 hours a day. That period with Mr. Xy was mentally really interesting yet challenging. He made us push ourselves as a band further and deeper than we would normally go. Xy made us act as a band and not as a mob."

While recording the new album, Dead Shape Figure will also play selected festival shows during the summer. The band added, "We were not suppose to play any shows before the release of the next album but we got offered a few summer shows so we thought why not?"

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Dead Shape Figure Working On New Album

Swiss act Samael has issued the following announcement about keyboardist Xy working with Dead Shape Figure on the band's upcoming album:

"Xy is currently in Finland doing the pre-production for Dead Shape Figure next album. It’s been years since Xy produced an album for another band, it started with Misery 'Mystic' album in 1993; latter he would produced two albums for Greek Death/Black Metal pillar Rotting Christ 'A Dead Poem' (1997) and 'Sleep of the Angel' (1999) as well as the debut and second album of My Insanity from Germany – the two latter album were release on Xy's own label Parallel Record."

Dead Shape Figure also commented, "PreProduction Day 1 complete! Mr Xy is gonna definitely have a big output to the next CD. We are gonna film some clips tomorrow for youtube... Stay tuned!"

For more on Dead Shape Figure, check out the song "Strangle the Hero" here or watch the video for "And They Adore The Replacement" below. More...

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Peter Steele Tribute: Time Is Running Out

Well over a year ago, Dan Mitchell (of Autumns Eyes) pitched the idea of putting together a tribute album to Peter Steele (Type O Negative, Carnivore) for release on the first anniversary of his passing.

After Dan, Ty (Metalunderground.com Content Manager) and I spent countless hours coordinating and working to make this project happen, and a dozen bands volunteered to record cover songs the tribute on their own dime, "All For None, None For All: A Tribute To Peter Steele" came to fruition and was released last year on April 14, 2011. It's safe to say that we were very pleased with the final result. I was amazed at the quality of all of the songs and pleased with the variety, making it one of my favorite albums of the year.

The only thing we were not pleased with was that we were forced to charge for this album in order to cover licensing fees and "do this the right way" (i.e. legally). We would have much rather released the tribute for free and see it spread as far and wide as possible - for fans everywhere to hear these great renditions of Type O Negative and Carnivore classics as performed by quality underground metal bands. But that was not possible and we settled on the bare minimum price to cover all of the fees: $3 USD per download.

Figuring out the licensing process was an effort unto itself, and in the end we had to pre-purchase a fixed number of licenses. These licenses are only good for a year, and their expiration is rapidly approaching in just days. The last day you will be able to purchase "All For None, None For All: A Tribute To Peter Steele" directly from us will be April 13, 2012.

It would be a shame to see this tribute disappear entirely. We may get the album up on other services such as Amazon.com. (iTunes does not let us set the price, so the album will not be available there). But there are no guarantees on this, or that it will be available in all territories. But one thing is for sure: This is your last chance to buy this full album download for a mere $3.00 (USD), as the fees for other storefronts (who handle the licensing) are higher and will have to be factored in to the price.

If you're a fan of Type O Negative, underground metal or this site (Metalunderground.com), please show us your support by ordering a copy of this tribute so we can fulfill all of the licenses that we purchased and get this compilation out to as many people as possible. If you have friends who may enjoy it, buy them a copy. What's $3 for a full album?

The track listing, which includes interpretations ranging from depressive rock to power metal to death metal and black metal, are as follows:

1. Auvernia – “I Don’t Wanna Be Me”
2. Fairytale Abuse – “Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All)”
3. Stabbingback – “Halloween in Heaven”
4. Emancer – “My Girlfriend’s Girlfriend”
5. Dead Shape Figure – “Dead Again”
6. Enthrope – “Wolf Moon (Including Zoanthropic Paranoia)”
7. Dark Hound – “Life is Killing Me”
8. A Band of Orcs – “Green Man”
9. In.Verno – “Everything Dies”
10. Blind Greed – “Christian Woman”
11. Revilement – “Sex and Violence”
12. Autumns Eyes – “Love You To Death”

You can find more information and links to buy "All For None, None For All: A Tribute To Peter Steele" here. You'll also find some wallpapers and a PDF of the booklet there for free download.

Thanks for your support.

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Dead Shape Figure Posts "Strangle The Hero" Clip

Finland's Dead Shape Figure has posted a video clip online for the song "Strangle The Hero," which is taken from the 2011 MCD "Deville Ride." Check out the video below. The "Strangle The Hero" video features a series of photos taken throughout the year, with all live photos by Toni Salminen & Mika Ringman. You can also find the previously posted "And They Adore the Replacement" video at this location.

The "Deville Ride" track listing is as follows:

1. Strangle the Hero
2. And They Adore the Replacement
3. Leave Your Buildings
4. Dead Again More...

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Dead Shape Figure Posts Video Clip

Dead Shape Figure has posted a video clip online for the song "And They Adore The Replacement," which is taken from the new release "Deville Ride." The clip was filmed during the Lux Mundi European tour with Samael and Keep of Kalessin.

The "Deville Ride" track listing is as follows:

1. Strangle the Hero
2. And They Adore the Replacement
3. Leave Your Buildings
4. Dead Again

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Dead Shape Figure Streaming New Song

Dead Shape Figure has posted a new song online titled "Leave Your Buildings," which is available in the clip below. The band also commented on the track:

"We have uploaded a new song online! it's called 'Leave Your Buildings' and it's the track number 3 from the upcoming MCD 'Deville Ride'. The lyrics for this song got it's origin from Bucharest, Romania, one of the most impressive cities we've toured this far. This is a tribute to learning from history, to people becoming strong through their own actions, to all things purifying&renewing. Stuff for the next olympics, right?"

Dead Shape Figure also provided a Type O Negative cover track for Metalunderground.com's digital tribute to Peter Steele, with full details on the album available at this location.

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Dead Shape Figure Posts Studio Footage

Finland's Dead Shape Figure has been recording the follow-up to the band's 2010 album "The Disease Of St. Vitus." A video report from the band's studio time has now been posted online and can be viewed below.

The new album's currently announced track listing is as follows:

1. Bläkkirokkivaino
2. Grippihoontti
3. Groove
4. Oopiumin hajuinen Megadeth
5. Punkkilänkkäri
6. DoomiAlice...

Dead Shape Figure also provided a Type O Negative cover track for Metalunderground.com's tribute to Peter Steele, with full details on the digital album available here.

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Dead Shape Figure Issues Recording Update

Finnish act Dead Shape Figure is currently recording the follow-up to the 2010 album "The Disease Of St. Vitus." The band has now checked in with the following updates about the recording process:

"Drums: DONE. So 3 songs coming up + one cover song. Our tempos are usually +200bpm so it was pretty hard job for Mohkis nail the drums cause the 3 new songs are between 140bpm and 155bpm. It's hard to play slow!

"Reamping: DONE... Tomorrow: Show @ Helsinki. Saturday: Galzi starts to record vocals with producer SähköMake Ruuskanen..."

Dead Shape Figure will be appearing on select dates of the upcoming "Lux Mundi" tour with Samael, and the band also recently provided a Type O Negative cover track for Metalunderground.com's tribute to Peter Steele.

The new album's currently announced track listing is as follows:

1. Bläkkirokkivaino
2. Grippihoontti
3. Groove
4. Oopiumin hajuinen Megadeth
5. Punkkilänkkäri
6. DoomiAlice...

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"Lux Mundi" Tour Support Acts Announced

After it was recently revealed that Six Reasons To Kill will be joining the upcoming "Lux Mundi" European tour with Samael and Keep of Kalessin, more opening bands have since been announced.

Also appearing as supporting acts on various legs of the "Lux Mundi" tour will be In Vain, Dark End, Minkus, Noctem, and Dead Shape Figure. The promotional poster featuring the dates that each band will support Samael and Keep of Kalessin can be found below.

Finland's Dead Shape Figure also recently appeared on Metalunderground.com's Peter Steele tribute album by offering a cover of the Type O Negative track "Dead Again," with full details available here. More...

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Dead Shape Figure Announces New Guitarist

Dead Shape Figure, which contributing a track to Metalunderground.com's Peter Steele tribute album, has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting a new guitarist:

"We are very happy to inform you guys that we have found a new guitar player! His name is Mr. Silver Ots. For you who don't know Silver, he used to play with our friends Amoral and he is currently a member of a fine Helsinki-based act The Nibiruan. We will hit studio next week and Silver is already taking part on the song writing process! It's gonna be interesting...

"You can go into our official YouTube-Channel and watch a video from our first jam session with Silver! Also there will be some other good news coming soon... Stay tuned folks!"

Dead Shape Figure is also currently in the process of working on a new album. The band's latest update on the album can be found here.

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Dead Shape Figure To Enter The Studio

Finland's Dead Shape Figure (which recorded a cover of "Dead Again" for Metalunderground.com's digital Peter Steele tribute album) has been writing a new album that will be the follow-up to the 2010 release "The Disease Of St. Vitus." The band has now checked in with the following recording update:

"Since the lineup has changed a little bit after the release of The Disease of St. Vitus (Kride left, Neissu came back) we decided to book a studio to record some new songs so we are heading to the good ol' D-Studio during next month... We are gonna record 2-3 new songs and we will put one new song out for you guys! You can view the song writing progress on YouTube. Cheers!"

Two clips of the band's writing process can be viewed after the jump, and the currently announced song titles for the new recordings are as follows:

1. Bläkkirokkivaino
2. Grippihoontti
3. Groove
4. Oopiumin hajuinen Megadeth
5. Punkkilänkkäri
6. DoomiAlice... More...

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Dead Shape Figure Posts New Album Footage

Finland's Dead Shape Figure has posted footage online of the band working on its upcoming third full-length album, which will be the follow-up to the 2010 release "The Disease Of St. Vitus." The video clip is available below.

Dead Shape Figure also recorded a cover of the Type O Negative track "Dead Again" for Metalunderground.com's Peter Steele tribute album. Details on the release, which is available in digital format for $3, are available here.

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Peter Steele Tribute Album Officially Released

A year ago we lost one of heavy metal’s iconic voices with the untimely death of Type O Negative’s Peter Steele. Twelve bands hailing from Europe and both North and South America have lent their talents to pay tribute to the gothic metal giant and ensure his music continues to be played by fans all across the world.

In collaboration with Beneath the Woods studios and a dozen of the finest underground bands, Metalunderground.com is very proud to announce that “All For None, None For All: A Tribute To Peter Steele” is now officially available. All twelve tracks from the album and a PDF booklet containing words from the bands are available for $3, which covers the costs of the mechanical license and the transaction fees. Metalunderground.com will be donating any leftover profits to charity.

You can buy your copy of the album as an immediate digital download starting today.

We would like to personally thank all of the bands involved for their fantastic contributions, and to all our readers who have stuck by us throughout the years. There's a little something for everyone in this tribute album, and we hope you'll love it just as much as we do.

Dan Mitchell of Beneath The Woods Studios also added, "My original idea was to find bands that were only interested in paying tribute to Peter, and not getting caught up in the politics of it all. No talks of money, labels, suits, or anyone trying to suck the life out of it. Just a straight up tribute. While we had people from Dave Ellefson to Anathema showing interest, their schedules are too busy from prior commitments.

“If you look back at Type O Negative's catalogue, they covered various songs by artists that were much different from the original. There were most definitely fans of Neil Young who hated their rendition of 'Cinnamon Girl,' and Seals and Crofts fans who hated 'Summer Breeze.' There were even fans of Sabbath who hated Type O's rendition of a Sabbath song.

“However, Johnny Kelly put it best when he said ‘These are what those songs would have sounded like if WE wrote them, its our interpretation of the material.’ That was actually his response to me commenting on how ‘different’ the music on this tribute is.”

To hear what the bands have to offer with their cover songs, two teaser trailers are available below. The groups involved in the tribute have also conducted a series of interviews with Metalunderground to talk about Peter Steele’s legacy and the future of metal icons. You can read about how Autumns Eyes, Dark Hound, and Fairytale Abuse approached their cover songs and how Peter Steele influenced them. More...

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Second Peter Steele Tribute Teaser Revealed

Update: the tribute album is now available for download!

As April 14th draws near, Metalunderground.com will be paying tribute to the late Peter Steele, whose iconic vocal talents in Type O Negative helped shape the musical landscape for a generation of music lovers. The anniversary of Peter’s passing will see the release of “All For None, None For All: A Tribute to Peter Steele,” which includes twelve cover tracks graciously donated by underground bands from across the world and from various genres of metal. In memory of Peter’s own various covers, each song provides a unique interpretation on Type O Negative or Carnivore.

A second trailer has now been posted online with clips from each of the songs on the tribute, in order to give past and future Peter Steele fans a chance to get acquainted with the bands honoring his legacy. The teaser trailer can be found below. An interactive version of the album’s digital booklet, created by Dan Mitchell of Beneath the Woods studio, is also available for all to view at this location.

The anniversary of the death of an icon is a bittersweet one. While we may never get to hear what Peter had in store for us next, we can still remember him and retrace the steps he already took on his musical career. Commenting on his passing a year ago, Tennessee’s Dark Hound added “Never bowing to be what anybody else wanted him to be, Peter forged his own way and his own style and sound, something every musician should hope to accomplish. That spirit and his music will continue to inspire us and countless bands to come. R.I.P. Peter Steele, thank you for what you've left us.”

“All For None, None For All: A Tribute to Peter Steele” will be available on April 14th, 2011 in digital format with a PDF booklet for $3 (three U.S. dollars), which is solely to cover the cost of mechanical licensing and transaction fees. Any remaining money left over will be given to charity. In addition, free desktop and iPhone wallpapers based on the cover artwork will be made available for anyone to download.

The artwork can be viewed below, and the album’s track listing is as follows:

1. Auvernia - I Don't Wanna Be Me
2. Fairytale Abuse - Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All)
3. Stabbingback - Halloween in Heaven
4. Emancer - Girlfriend's Girlfriend
5. Dead Shape Figure - Dead Again
6. Enthrope - Wolf Moon (Including Zoanthropic Paranoia)
7. Dark Hound - Life is Killing Me
8. A Band of Orcs - Green Man
9. In.Verno - Everything Dies
10. Blind Greed - Christian Woman
11. Revilement - Sex and Violence
12. Autumns Eyes - Love You To Death

All For None, None For All: A Tribute To Peter Steele cover art

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Dead Shape Figure Parts Ways With Guitarist

Finland's Dead Shape Figure has issued the following announcement about parting ways with guitarist Kride Lahti:

"Kride has left the band due personal reasons and lack of motivation. There is no bad blood between him and the band and we like to thank Kride for the years he shared with DSF. Take care buddy! So we need a new guitar player now."

Anyone interested in applying for the guitarist position can find the details (in Finnish) here.

Dead Shape Figure also recently contributed a cover version of Type O Negative's "Dead Again" for Metalunderground.com's upcoming Peter Steele tribute album. The cover artwork and first teaser trailer for the album can be found at this location.

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Peter Steele Tribute Teaser Posted Online

Update: the second teaser trailer, which features clips from all twelve songs on the tribute, is now available at this location.

As was previously announced, Metalunderground.com will be releasing an exclusive tribute album to Peter Steele, who passed away last April. A dozen bands from across the world came together to contribute to the album and honor the icon of doom and gloom. The cover artwork for the tribute, which follows the iconic Type O Negative style and was created by Dan Mitchell of Beneath the Woods studio, has now been revealed and can be viewed below.

All For None, None For All: A Tribute To Peter Steele cover art

To whet the fan’s appetites and give a taste of what’s to come, a teaser trailer is also now available that showcases clips from two of the cover songs appearing on “All For None, None For All: A Tribute To Peter Steele.” Check out the video below to hear segments from the gothic recreation of “Love You To Death” by Autumns Eyes and the power metal rendition of “I Don’t Wanna Be Me” by Auvernia.

Speaking on Peter’s influence in the musical world, Argentina based band Auvernia commented, “Type O Negative - and specially Peter Steele as their front man and composer - has been inspirational for us in terms of diversity in music. They were not afraid to experiment, to melt genres such as thrash and goth for the sake of the compositions, that way creating their own trademark. If we also add musicianship, personality and attitude, then you have an icon. That's the legacy we take from Peter Steele and his band, for their heritage is there, within all their music.”

The track order has now been finalized for the tribute album, which features bands from such diverse locations as Finland, Taiwan, Norway, Denmark, Spain, and even the U.S.

1. Auvernia - "I Don't Wanna Be Me"
2. Fairytale Abuse - "Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All)"
3. Stabbingback - "Halloween in Heaven"
4. Emancer - "My Girlfriend's Girlfriend"
5. Dead Shape Figure - "Dead Again"
6. Enthrope - "Wolf Moon (Including Zoanthropic Paranoia)"
7. Dark Hound - "Life is Killing Me"
8. A Band of Orcs - "Green Man"
9. In.Verno - "Everything Dies"
10. Blind Greed - "Christian Woman"
11. Revilement - "Sex and Violence"
12. Autumns Eyes - "Love You To Death"

“All For None, None For All: A Tribute To Peter Steele” will be available in digital format through Metalunderground.com for a small fee, required to cover the mechanical licensing fees and transaction costs. Any leftover profits will be donated to charity. Stay tuned for additional details on the release of this multinational tribute to one of metal’s fallen legends.

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Metalunderground To Release Peter Steele Tribute

Update: The tribute album is now available for download! The teaser trailer and cover artwork for the tribute album are also available at this location.

Last year the musical world was dealt a serious blow when gothic metal titan Peter Steele tragically passed away at the age of 48. While Peter may be gone, his music and his legacy live on, and they continue to inspire musicians around the world.

To honor Peter’s memory on the anniversary of his passing, and lead a new generation of metalheads to his music, heavy metal news site Metalunderground.com has teamed up with a dozen underground bands from across the globe to release an exclusive tribute album. The tribute, entitled “All For None, None For All: A Tribute to Peter Steele," was done in collaboration with Dan Mitchell of Beneath The Woods Studio and features twelve stellar cover songs from many stages of Peter’s career in both Type O Negative and Carnivore.

The songs covered, which include interpretations running the gamut from depressive rock to power metal to death metal and many stops in-between, are as follows:

Auvernia - “I Don't Wanna Be Me”
Fairytale Abuse - “Black No. 1”
In.verno - “Everything Dies”
Dead Shape Figure - “Dead Again”
Revilement - “Sex and Violence”
Emancer - “Girlfriend's Girlfriend”
A Band of Orcs - “Green Man”
Enthrope - “Wolf Moon”
Stabbingback - “Halloween in Heaven”
Dark Hound – “Life Is Killing Me”
Autumns Eyes – “Love You To Death”
Blind Greed – “Christian Woman”

A final track listing is still being determined.

Discussing his own exposure to Type O Negative, Fairytale Abuse vocalist Simon Pederson explained, “I remember very clearly when one of my friends introduced me to Type O Negative back in the early 90´s. I was quite impressed by the ambiance and melancholia of the music but even more by the depth and character of Peter Steele´s vocals. Since then their albums still regularly find their way to my CD player.” Simon then went on to add, “Peter Steele is for us without doubt one of the most significant forefathers within the entire melodic metal genre. So when being asked to deliver a song for his tribute we were doubtless that we had to participate and are honored to do so.” More...

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