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Evil Masquerade - To Release New Album In May

Danish prog/power metallers Evil Masquerade have posted a short update on the band's website. Their upcoming album, entitled Pentagram, will be released in May 2012. The update also mentions that the album is "dark, heavy and melodic with a rock solid production".

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Source: evilmasquerade.com
Band profile: Evil Masquerade
Posted: 10.01.2012 by RcK | Comments (0)


Skylark - Upcoming Album Trailer Online

The trailer for Twilights Of Sand, the upcoming album from Italian power metallers Skylark is now available online and you can watch it below. The album will be released tomorrow, January 11th, via Renaissance Records.


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Source: skylarkrock.com
Band profile: Skylark
Posted: 10.01.2012 by Flower Metal | Comments (2)


Lost Soul - Announce New Line-Up, New Video Online

Long running Polish death metallers Lost Soul have announced a line-up change. Jacek Grecki, band vocalist and founder states: "We proudly announce new Lost Soul's line-up! Paul Jaroszewicz - drums (Christ Agony, ex-Vader) and Marek Gołaś - guitars (Sammath Naur) have joined the band! Helleluyah 2012!"

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Lost Soul
Posted: 10.01.2012 by BudDa | Comments (2)


Cannabis Corpse - New Video Online

"Where The Kind Lives", the new video from US death metallers Cannabis Corpse, is now available for viewing below. The song is off the band's latest effort Beneath Grow Lights Thou Shalt Rise, released back in July.

The video was directed by JoeFen and produced by The Gift Media Group.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Cannabis Corpse
Posted: 09.01.2012 by BudDa | Comments (5)


Defiance - Call It Quits

With over 25 years on their backs, US thrashers Defiance have officially called it quits.

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Source: defiance1.com
Band profile: Defiance
Posted: 09.01.2012 by Abattoir | Comments (10)


Rhapsody Of Fire - Announce Tour Dates

Rhapsody Of Fire have announced their first tour since the split with founding member Luca Turilli. These will be the first shows with new members Oliver Holzwarth (bass) and Roberto De Micheli (guitar).

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Band profile: Rhapsody Of Fire
Posted: 09.01.2012 by Baz Anderson | Comments (4)


Tony Iommi - Diagnosed With Lymphoma

An update on the official Black Sabbath Facebook page has announced that the legendary guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma, a cancer related to the immune system.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Black Sabbath
Posted: 09.01.2012 by Baz Anderson | Comments (52)


Incantation - Former Bassist Dies At Age 42

Former US death metal band Incantation bassist Joey "Fingers" Lombard passed away on January 3rd, 2012, at the age of 42. Lombard played with Incantation from 2001-2005.

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Source: metalshockfinland.wordpress.com
Band profile: Incantation
Posted: 09.01.2012 by JD | Comments (2)


Blind Guardian - New Video Series Online

German power metallers Blind Guardian will be celebrating the band's 25th anniversary in 2012. The band is releasing the compilation Memories Of A Time To Come on January 20th, 2012 through Virgin/EMI Records, the full details of which can be found here.

In the days leading up to the release of the compilation, the band has launched "Guardian TV", a series of videos. Episode 1 of the series with questions submitted by the fans can be seen below.


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Source: blind-guardian.com
Band profile: Blind Guardian
Posted: 09.01.2012 by Rog-Mothoth | Comments (0)


Destruction - Working On 30th Anniversary Album

German thrashers Destruction have posted on the band's official Facebook page that they are currently working on the 30th anniversary album, tentatively due to be released before the end of the year.

The band stated: "Thanks for the amazing support last year thrashers! 2012 will be an interesting year: the band is working hard on the 30th anniversary album already - next shows in Latin America in April! Thrash Till Death!"

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Destruction
Posted: 09.01.2012 by kual21 | Comments (4)


Bolt Thrower - Boltfest Is Sold Out

According to Bolt Thrower's official event website, the Boltfest is now sold out! Here is the statement from the band: "Sold out! Well, what can we say? We certainly didn't expect the first piece of news on the new Boltfest website to be that it is now sold out!"

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Source: boltfest.boltthrower.com
Band profile: Bolt Thrower
Event: Bolt Thrower: Boltfest
Posted: 09.01.2012 by FX | Comments (8)


Obscenity - Sign With Apostasy Records

German death metallers Obscenity have proudly presented their new record label - Apostasy Records.

The band commented: "We just inked a deal with Apostasy Records for our forthcoming album that will be released in summer 2012. The Soundlodge Studio will be entered again on early April. The working title will be probably Atrophied In Anguish."

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Obscenity
Posted: 09.01.2012 by Abattoir | Comments (0)


Skálmöld - Begin Working On New Album

After signing with Napalm Records, Icelandic viking folk metallers Skálmöld have now, according to their Facebook page, begun aligning riffs for a new album. The new album will be the follow-up to 2010's Baldur and it will be released via Napalm Records.

Short statement from the band: "Laying low and creating new material, loads of riffs in the making. Can I get a 'Hell Yeah' to that!?"

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Skálmöld
Posted: 09.01.2012 by Aebsi | Comments (1)


Hevein - New EP Released

Finnish progressive metallers Hevein just released their digital Gentle Anarchy Promo EP containing the previously published, re-mixed Nor and three new songs.

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Source: hevein.tumblr.com
Band profile: Hevein
Posted: 09.01.2012 by Varjo | Comments (1)


Kreator - Enters The Studio

German Teutonic thrashers Kreator has entered the studio to record the band's thirteenth full-length studio album and follow up to 2009's Hordes Of Chaos.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Kreator
Posted: 09.01.2012 by Abattoir | Comments (18)