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Korpiklaani - Begin Recording New Album

KorpiklaaniI are currently in the studio, working on the follow-up of 2015's Noita, before they'll embark on an extensive European headline run, a veritable folk metal feast, with support from Russia's Arkona, Dutch metallers Heidevolk as well as Norwegian metallers Trollfest. The billing will be completed with Evertale, Black Messiah and The Privateer on select dates. Now, the Finnish folk metallers have launched a first trailer in which Jonne, Matson and Sami are greeting from the studio. Check it out.

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Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Korpiklaani
Posted: Today by BloodTears | Comments (0)


Lione/Conti - Singers Fabio Lione And Alessandro Conti To Release Album

Singer Fabio Lione is involved in yet another project. The first taste of the upcoming Lione/Conti self-titled debut album has been released by Frontiers Music Srl. Lione/Conti features vocal powerhouses Fabio Lione (ex-Rhapsody Of Fire, Eternal Idol) and Alessandro Conti (Trick Or Treat, Luca Turilli's Rhapsody) united together for a full album of power metal. It was written and produced by Simone Mularoni of DGM. You can enjoy the video for "Ascension" and let us know what you think!

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Luca Turilli's Rhapsody
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Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals - Debut New Song

After announcing their new studio album, Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue, it's time to hear a new song from Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals. The sludge metal project will release the new record through the singer's Housecore label in the Americas and in licence via Season of Mist in other parts of the world on January 26th. Give "Choosing Mental Illness" a spin or two right now.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals
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Gus G. - Join AFM Records, New Album In April 2018

Former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist and Firewind mastermind Gus G. has signed a worldwide solo deal with AFM Records! A brand new studio album is in the making currently and will be released in April 2018. But before that, Gus G. will play a North American tour with Vinnie Moore, kicking off on November 28th in Derry, New Hampshire - presenting a brand new power trio line-up for the very first time: Gus will be joined by Dennis Ward on bass/vocals and Richie Monica on drums.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Gus G.
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Iperyt - New Song Streaming Online

Iperyt fanatics, it's time to enjoy a brand new track from the Polish industrial black metallers! Because their new album, The Patchwork Gehinnom, is soon to be released (out December 15th via Pagan Records), the band shares a preview of the album, the new single, "Mindtaker". Enjoy it below.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Iperyt
Posted: 22.11.2017 by Paz | Comments (2)


Bill Ward - Drummer Hospitalized With Heart Problems

English drummer Bill Ward (of Black Sabbath fame) was recently hospitalized with unspecified heart problems and his new three-piece band Day Of Errors was forced to cancel their U.S. tour. All the tickets will be refunded. According to their statement, Bill Ward was hospitalized and is now recovering.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Black Sabbath
Posted: 22.11.2017 by Bad English | Comments (5)


Amenra - To Tour Europe And The U.K. With Boris

Belgian post-metal masters Amenra and Japan's top drone band Boris have announced a co-headlining tour of the U.K. and other parts of Europe. This will be Amenra's first ever full tour of the United Kingdom. The band released their new album, Mass VI, last month through Neurot Recordings.

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Source: teamrock.com
Band profile: Amenra
Event: Amenra & Boris: Co-Headlining European Tour 2018
Posted: 22.11.2017 by VIG | Comments (3)


Sumac - Announce Collaborative Album With Keiji Haino

Sludge bringers Sumac have announced a collaborative album with Japanese multi-instrumentalist Keiji Haino! The band recently began the album recordings and now announced American Dollar Bill - Keep Facing Sideways, You're Too Hideous To Look At Face On which is hitting stores on February 23rd 2018 through Thrill Jockey Records. Check out the trailer which features the track "I'm Over 137% A Love Junkie And Still It's Not Enough Pt. II."

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Sumac
Posted: 22.11.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (0)


Pillorian - Confirmed For In Flammen Open Air

American atmospheric black metal trio Pillorian will return to Germany in 2018. The band has been confirmed to perform at the In Flammen open air festival, which is happening from 12.- 14.07.2018 in Torgau / Entenfang. The group featuring members of Agalloch and Uada released their debut album, Obsidian Arc, this year.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Pillorian
Posted: 22.11.2017 by Bad English | Comments (0)


Sorcerer - New Lyric Video Unveiled

Swedish doom kings Sorcerer have shared a new 10-minute lyric video online. Just last month, the band released The Crowning Of The Fire King, their second studio album, via Metal Blade Records. "Unbearable Sorrow" is one of the new tracks and you can listen to it below. The video features art by Niall Parkinson.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Sorcerer
Posted: 22.11.2017 by Bad English | Comments (1)


Trespass - New Video Online, Album On The Way

Trespass, the forgotten NWOBHM band, recently shared a new music video for the track "Momentum", which will appear on the group's upcoming new album, Footprints In The Rock, due to be released on January 12th, 2018 via Mighty Music. Enjoy!

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Trespass
Posted: 22.11.2017 by Bad English | Comments (0)


Dead Cross - Release 'Church Of The Motherfuckers' Video

The hardcore-flavoured supergroup, Dead Cross, has launched a new video for the song "Church Of The Motherfuckers", taken from their self-titled debut which was released in early August via Ipecac Recordings. It is directed and edited by Michael Panduro / Siegfried Productions and you can watch it below.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Dead Cross
Posted: 21.11.2017 by nikarg | Comments (0)


Ataraxie - New Album In 2018, Join Deadlight Entertainment

There's more funeral doom metal coming your way as Ataraxie, the French metallers, announced a deal with the French label Deadlight Entertainment and a new album in 2018. The recordings begin in December.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Ataraxie
Posted: 21.11.2017 by Bad English | Comments (1)


Witherfall - New Lyric Video Online

American progressive metallers Witherfall just released a new lyric video online. It's for the track "The Great Awakening", song #6 on their debut album, Nocturnes And Requiems (released in Europe on October 6th). Furthermore, Witherfall are currently writing new songs for the release of their second album, roughly scheduled for autumn/winter 2018. Stay tuned for more info on the recording process and new live activities!

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Source: centurymedia.com
Band profile: Witherfall
Posted: 21.11.2017 by Bad English | Comments (0)


Within Temptation - Announce 2018 European Tour

After announcing that a new album will be coming out next year, Within Temptation have now revealed tour dates for 2018 as well. This European tour will take them to 33 cities in 18 countries, including a few where they haven't been in a while.

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Source: within-temptation.com
Band profile: Within Temptation
Event: Within Temptation: European Tour 2018

Posted: 21.11.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (6)