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The Finns do it again, this time with metal stamps! A music-themed stamp sheet is set to be released in September designed by graphic artist Klaus Welp when the Finnish postal service, Posti, issues several new series of stamps. The rock and metal stamps were created to honor six Finnish bands that have achieved international success and they look pretty neat. The bands featured in the stamps are Hanoi Rocks, The Rasmus, HIM, Apocalyptica, Children Of Bodom and Nightwish.
Periphery are about to embark on the second leg of their North American tour dates in support of the Juggernaut albums and have premiered a new clip for "The Bad Thing". Jeff Holcomb directed the clip, which features a montage of live footage from the Washington D.C.-based outfit early 2015 tour. Enjoy!
French industrial gothic metallers Elyose just announced the details regarding their sophomore album entitled Ipso Facto. The new album will drop on June 15th and will be distributed via Season Of Mist. The mix and mastering of the album was done by Brett Caldas-Lima at Tower Studio and the artwork is the creation of Toxic Visions Design. You can view the artwork as well as the album tracklist below.
Italians Kingcrow have been working hard on a new album to follow 2013's In Crescendo. Previously, the band revealed that it would be called Eidos but now we know more about it. The progressive metallers return this year with a new conceptual album about choices, consequences, dealing with regret and disillusion. After their album Phlegethon dealt with childhood, and In Crescendo about the end of youth, Eidos can be considered the third part of a trilogy about the path of life. The album will be released worldwide on June 23rd through Sensory Records (Laser's Edge).
Whitesnake has recently announced the addition of keyboardist/singer Michele Luppi to the group's ranks. In 2011, Michele became the singer of Secret Sphere and released the album Portrait Of A Dying Heart the following year. He was also a member of Vision Divine and Thaurorod.
Californian-based alternative metallers Deftones are pleased to announce a summer co-headlinining tour across the United States with Incubus, featuring special guests Death From Above 1979 and The Bots. This tour will start at the end of July in Clarkston, MI and will go through the whole month of August. Deftones are currently working on their upcoming new album, to be released in September/October.
Five years after the release of their debut Imperator, the Slovenian black/death metallers Dalkhu has announced the title of its long-awaited follow-up - Descend... Into Nothingness and revealed its cover art. But there is more. The group isn't wasting any time and has also premiered a brand new track called "E.N.N.F.". Get ready and stream the song below.
Dutch folk metal sextet Heidevolk have new video for the tune "Urth" online just in time for the weekend. You can watch it in YouTube player below. You might recognize the song from Velua, if you have heard the band's latest creation. In the video, the band is playing in a forest and it intercuts with scenes of espionage in a village.
In case you didn't know yet, the Swedes Ereb Altor are releasing a new album this year. The follow-up to Fire Meets Ice is called Nattramn, which will be unleashed on the 24th of April via Cyclone Empire. If you are curious about what the band came up with this time, check out their new video for the epic 5-minute song "Midsommarblot" right here. Furthermore, you can see the artwork that will grace the record.
British experimental doomsters Esoteric are hard at work on what will be the band's seventh full-length album and the follow up to 2011's Paragon Of Dissonance. As the band explain, this pretty much means that for the rest of the year they will be concentrating on preparation and recording.
New York hardcore unit Agnostic Front has released the third video from their eleventh and newest album, The American Dream Died. "A Wise Man", their latest video, can now be viewed below. The song features guitarist Matt Henderson (Madball). The band is touring in support of the album and will head to Europe next month.
During a concert in Santiago, Chile on April 16th, featuring legendary crust punk band Doom, the venue building collapsed. The building collapsed due to the capacity was exceeded by about 50 people. Three people, identified as Daniel Isaías Moraga, 24, Gastón Eduardo Angladetti, 25, and Fabián González, 22, lost their lives and twelve people, whereas seven of them are critically injured, was sent to hospital.
The first song from Helloween's new album is here! The power metal heavyweights released digitally today their first single from the upcoming record My God-Given Right. In one week, on April 24th, the 7inch will follow. You can also hear the new track and enjoy the brand new lyric video for "Battle's Won" here right now.
Latvian technical death metallers Neglected Fields started their band back in 1995 and were recently on a hiatus from 2011 to 2014. Now they have announced a few shows and are confirmed for two festivals in the summer: Kilkim Žaibu 2015 and Hard Rock Laager 2015 . Their first reunion show is going to take place today in their hometown of Riga.