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Nile - Previously Unreleased Material Due In October

Goomba Music has obtained the rights to Nile's Worship The Animal (1994 - The Lost Recordings) which contains thirty five minutes of unreleased music. It will be released worldwide on October 11, 2011.

Worship The Animal features the original line-up that recorded the Nile albums, Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka and Black Seeds of Vengeance (being Karl Sanders on guitars/ vocals, Chief Spires on bass/vocals and Pete Hammoura on drums/vocals). It contains pre Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka recorded material.

Worship the Animal (1994 - The Lost Recordings) will be available for digitally and as a collector's edition Digipak.


Band profile: Nile
Posted: 06.08.2011 by Table ov Black | Comments (15)

Man Must Die - New Demo Song Online

"Hiding In Plain SIght", a brand-new song from British technical death metallers Man Must Die can now be heard in the YouTube-video below.

"Hiding In Plain Sight" is a demo/pre-production song, which will be re-recorded for the band's upcoming fourth album.


Band profile: Man Must Die
Posted: 05.08.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (3)

Alcest - New Album Due Later This Year

In an interview with Romanian webzine Carta De Nisip, Alcest frontman Neige announces the title for its third album, Les Voyages De L'âme (Trans: The Soul's Journey), due out later this year through Prophecy Productions.


Band profile: Alcest
Posted: 05.08.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (20)

Nine Covens - Sign To Candlelight Records

Posted by Candlelight Records on Facebook.

"Featuring current and ex-members of some of the key extreme bands from the last decade, Nine Covens came together to explore the darker, more brooding aspects of Black Metal and in doing so have created a virulent, belligerent and passionate account of the weakness that exists in humanity.

Their need to challenge these human failings and those of all enemies of reason have resulted in their debut album …On The Coming Of Darkness. A confrontation to the eternally weak and all who follow without question to reflect on themselves and consider an alternative."


Posted: 05.08.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (2)

Glorior Belli - New Song Online

"Secret Ride To Rebellion", a brand-new track from French black metal duo Glorior Belli can now be streamed on Metal Blade Records' Facebook page.


Band profile: Glorior Belli
Posted: 04.08.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (1)

Sonata Arctica - New Live DVD Detailed

Finnish metal wolves Sonata Arctica are howling again - namely in the form of a new live DVD. Live In Finland showcases the full concert which was played on April 15th, 2011 at Club Teatria in Oulu, Finland.

Apart from timeless classics a la "Full Moon" or "Letter To Dana", various tracks of the current album The Days Of Grays have found their way into the setlist, thus on the DVD as well. This heady mixture of old and new compositions is supplemented by a bonus DVD on which four recorded tracks of the very own Sonata Arctica festival can be found that took place on August 8th, 2009 in Kemi.

Furthermore, the viewer can enjoy the music videos of "Don't Say A Word", "Paid In Full" and "Flag In The Ground" as well as a photo gallery and some making-ofs that document the DVD's creation. The enclosed bonus CD with eight audio recordings of the festival concert gives the final touch to this release.


Band profile: Sonata Arctica
Posted: 04.08.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (25)

Cephalic Carnage - To Reissue Lucid Interval

US hydrogrinders Cephalic Carnage have stated they will reissue their third full-length album, Lucid Interval, with an exclusive as-yet-untitled bonus track.

The Lucid Interval reissue will be released on September 13 through Relapse Records.


Band profile: Cephalic Carnage
Posted: 04.08.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (2)

Decapitated - Tour With Decrepit Birth, Fleshgod Apocalypse

Polish technical death metallers Decapitated will return to North America for an annihilating headlining run this fall sponsored by in support of their new album Carnival Is Forever. The album was released on July 12th and had the highest first week sales of the band's career with over 2,100 copies sold.

Decapitated guitarist Wacek "Vogg" Kiełtyka checks in about the upcoming 26 shows in the U.S., México, and Canada:

"I'm here to tell everybody that the tour starts the 30th of September and we will play the biggest cities through the 30th of October. This tour is together with death metal beasts Decrepit Birth, new death metal visionaries from Italy Fleshgod Apocalypse, and two new acts Rings Of Saturn and The Haarp Machine. It will be a great death metal party for sure!!! DO NOT MISS THIS!!!!!!!! On this tour we will play every song from the new album Carnival Is Forever together with old classics."

2011 Carnival Is Forever North America tour dates:

09/30/11 - Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY
10/01/11 - Kingdom - Richmond, VA
10/02/11 - The Acheron - Atlanta, GA
10/03/11 - State Theater - St. Petersburg, FL
10/05/11 - White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
10/06/11 - TBA
10/07/11 - Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ
10/08/11 - SOMA - San Diego, CA
10/09/11 - Foro Alicia - Mexico City, MÉXICO
10/10/11 - The Whisky - Hollywood, CA
10/11/11 - DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
10/12/11 - Branx - Portland, OR
10/14/11 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
10/15/11 - Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, B.C. - CANADA
10/16/11 - Republik - Calgary, AB - CANADA
10/17/11 - The Exchange - Regina, SK - CANADA
10/18/11 - Park Theater - Winnipeg, MB - CANADA
10/20/11 - Miramar Theatre - Milwaukee, WI
10/21/11 - Mojoe's - Joliet, IL
10/22/11 - Alrosa Villa - Columbus, OH
10/23/11 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
10/24/11 - Opera House - Toronto, ON - CANADA
10/26/11 - Club Soda - Montreal, QC - CANADA
10/27/11 - Gramercy Theater - New York, NY
10/28/11 - The Reverb - Reading, PA
10/29/11 - Saints & Sinners Fest - Asbury Park, NJ
10/30/11 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA


Band profile: Decapitated
Event: Carnival Is Forever - North American Tour 2011
Posted: 03.08.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (9)

Throne Of Katarsis - New Album In October

Update by Candlelight Records on Facebook.

"October the 24th, a new Black Metal opus sees the darkness of the world. Cold, raw, and with the bizarre aura of an everlasting funeral, Throne Of Katarsis delivers their requiem in honor of the final darkness.

During three long nights the seven rites of this album was recorded. The séance was done in darkness and with poisoned minds, and with a dedication closer to a possession rather than anything else. All instruments and vocal were recorded live in the studio, in order to capture the aura the band creates during their convocations. A couple of guitar leads were added to the mix, and also church organ - recorded at nighttime at a local church during a highly blasphemic ceremony.

The band now consists of four individuals, while earlier being a demonic duo for seven years. The full line up is now: Infamroth (voice, guitar and church organ), Skinndød (guitar), Sanrabb (bass) and Vardalv (drums). The album title Ved Graven can be translated to "At the grave", and is by far the darkest material written by the band to this date. To complete the vision, Njard drew the cover art and Stein Sund assisted the mixing and mastering of the album. This is the band's third studio album, and continues the march towards the funeral."


Posted: 03.08.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (6)

Seraphim - Former Vocalist Passed Away

Pay Lee - vocalist of Taiwanese power metal band Seraphim between 2001 and 2004 - has passed away last weekend. She did not wake up from the narcosis of a minor heart surgery.

Comments the band: "Pay worked with Seraphim on three albums, from the beginning when the band formed, till the 3rd conceptual album Ai, she really did a great job and contributed her soul to the band!

We thank you for your amazing voice and your wonderful life goals! R.I.P. our best friend! You will always be on our mind and we won't forget you!"


Band profile: Seraphim
Posted: 03.08.2011 by SceneryOfLoss | Comments (8)

Avantasia - Wacken Show Live On German TV

On Saturday, August 6th, in front of more than 80,000 fans, Tobias Sammet and his Avantasia project will headline the last night of Wacken Open Air, the biggest heavy metal festival in the world.

Featuring guest stars such as Michael Kiske, Jorn Lande, Bob Catley, Kai Hansen and many more, the show will be broadcast live on German TV station "ZDFkultur" at 8:00 pm. This way all fans will have the chance to witness the only Avantasia show of the year, despite the event having been sold out for months.

After the Wacken performance Tobias will focus exclusively on his band Edguy once again. Edguy's new album Age Of The Joker will hit the stores on August 26th, followed by a world tour, kicking off in Sweden on September 23rd.


Band profile: Avantasia
Event: Wacken Open Air 2011
Posted: 03.08.2011 by Angel_Lament | Comments (10)

Dream Theater - Announce North American Tour With Trivium

As hinted last month, progressive metal giants Dream Theater are touring North America later this year in support of the upcoming A Dramatic Turn of Events together with Roadrunner Records labelmates Trivium.

You can find the first batch of dates below (with more to be announced shortly).

Said Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci: "We are all very pumped about the release of A Dramatic Turn of Events this September, as well as the world tour we'll embark upon in support of the album. Our first leg will bring us throughout North America where we'll showcase songs from the new album along with tons of fan favorites and a brand new tour production unlike any other that we've done before. We're equally excited to have our friends in Trivium join us. It's sure to be an incredible tour. We're looking forward to seeing all of our friends on the road this fall!"


Band profile: Dream Theater
Posted: 03.08.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (6)

Mourning Lenore - Announce New Line-Up

After the departure of guitarist/vocalist João Galrito earlier this year and bass player Joana Messias, Portuguese atmospheric doom metal band Mourning Lenore are proud to announce their new revamped line-up, reinforced by three new musicans.

The band now consists of Ricardo Matias (who also plays in Scaffold Bird) on guitars, André Vieira on vocals and, at last but not least, Fernando Matias, the band's producer, on bass.

The five doomsters are now preparing for a new season of gigs starting in the next fall. By that time, the band will also release a new song composed by the new line-up, a small appetizer for the successor of Loosely Bounded Infinities, released in September last year.


Band profile: Mourning Lenore
Posted: 03.08.2011 by LocusHorrendus | Comments (0)

Alice Cooper - New Album Details

Welcome 2 My Nightmare, the highly anticipated new album of shock rock icon Alice Cooper will be released later this year through Universal Music Group.

Recorded with longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin - who produced the original multi-platinum Welcome To My Nightmare album in 1975 - the record picks up right where they left off, with Alice trapped in his own warped mind.

Explains Alice Cooper: "This is Alice's nightmare 35 years later. Bob and I created this character and we know how to write for him. I play the part but we're not writing for me, we're writing for Alice. We kept the first Nightmare album very personal to us, on this one we found more humor and we were more open. This was our world and we want to present it to the fans. The original album was my first solo album after all those huge hit records with the original band and now that nightmare is exposed, this one can be a little bit more open. The music crosses all sorts of boundaries; we went where the lyrics took us."

There is an array of collaborators on the new album, including original Alice Cooper members Denis Dunaway, Michael Bruce and Neal Smith reunited on three tracks; global pop superstar Ke$ha, who affectionately calls Alice "dad"; and legendary Alice and Lou Reed guitarist Steve Hunter, who is part of Alice's current touring band and featured prominently on the first Nightmare album.

Welcome 2 My Nightmare will be released first as a "fan pack" in conjunction with Future Publishing in September, with a conventional release following in October. The fan pack includes the album, a giant poster, a facepaint set, a metal badge, an Alice face mask and a 132-page magazine dedicated to all things Alice.

Welcome 2 My Nightmare Fan Pack tracklist:

01. I Am Made Of You
02. Caffeine
03. The Nightmare Returns
04. A Runaway Train
05. Last Man On Earth
06. The Congregation
07. I'll Bite Your Face Off
08. Disco Bloodbath Boogie Fever
09. Ghouls Gone Wild
10. Something To Remember Me By
11. When Hell Comes Home
12. What Baby Wants
13. I Gotta Get Outta Here
14. The Underture

Exclusive fan pack bonus tracks:
15. Under The Bed
16. Poison (Live at Download Festival)

Welcome 2 My Nightmare Standard UK and international tracklist:

01. I Am Made Of You
02. Caffeine
03. The Nightmare Returns
04. A Runaway Train
05. Last Man On Earth
06. The Congregation
07. I'll Bite Your Face Off
08. Disco Bloodbath Boogie Fever
09. Ghouls Gone Wild
10. Something To Remember Me By


Band profile: Alice Cooper
Posted: 03.08.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (10)

Between The Buried And Me - N. American Tour With Animals As Leaders, Tesseract

Dates have now officially been announced for this year's Saints & Sinners Tour, which will feature Between The Buried And Me, Animals As Leaders and Tesseract.

Full dates for the trek can be found below.

Commented Between The Buried And Me guitarist Paul Waggoner: "It will be so exciting to get back out on the road and play some tunes for all our wonderful fans. Our anticipation for this tour is massive and I hope that sentiment is shared by all the metal geeks out there. The bill is loaded with some of the most forward-thinking, virtuosic musicians in the genre and the audience can expect to hear all 12 notes in every humanly audible octave many times during the course of the evening!"


Band profile: Between The Buried And Me
Event: Between the Buried and Me: Saints And Sinners Tour
Posted: 03.08.2011 by Thryce | Comments (14)