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Woods Of Ypres - New Song Available Online

"Kiss My Ashes (Goodbye)", a brand new song from Canadian blackened doom metal outfit Woods Of Ypres is now streaming online and you can listen to it below. The song will be featured on their forthcoming album Woods V: Grey Skies & Electric Light, due out on January 30th, 2012, through Earache Records.


Band profile: Woods Of Ypres
Posted: 02.12.2011 by Grimskallen | Comments (10)

Demon Hunter - New Video Online

"LifeWar", the new video from US metallers Demon Hunter is now available for your viewing pleasure below. The song is off the band's latest album entitled The World Is A Thorn released back in 2010. The video was directed by Cale Glendening.


Band profile: Demon Hunter
Posted: 02.12.2011 by BudDa | Comments (1)

Epica - Announce New Album Title

Dutch symphonic metallers Epica have announced that their 5th full-length album, which will be released on March 9th 2012 by Nuclear Blast, will be entitled Requiem For The Indifferent.


Band profile: Epica
Event: Epica: CD Release Party
Posted: 02.12.2011 by DarkSymphony500 | Comments (24)

Metal Storm - Now Offering Ad Space

If you have something you'd like to advertise either to our extensive worldwide audience, or a specific country, we are now offering advertising space for sale with our new automated ad-system.

Posted: 02.12.2011 by Baz Anderson | Comments (27)

Megadeth - Public Enemy No.1 Nominated For Grammy Award And Loudwire Music Awards

Megadeth's "Public Enemy No. 1", the 2011 single from the band's latest album Th1rt3en, has been nominated for a Grammy in the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. Megadeth is nominated along with Dream Theater, Foo Fighters, Mastodon and Sum 41. This is Megadeth's 10th Grammy nomination. The awards will be broadcast Sunday, February 12th, 2012 on CBS.


Band profile: Megadeth
Posted: 01.12.2011 by kual21 | Comments (37)

Grave - Working On New Album, Reveal Working Title

Swedish death metallers Grave are working on new songs and have set Endless Procession Of Souls as the working title for their new album, due out in early 2012. The band announced it on their MySpace page: "Epic rehearsal tonight, so far we have 5 new songs for the upcoming album. Working title is, Endless Procession Of Souls."


Band profile: Grave
Posted: 01.12.2011 by DEATH666 | Comments (3)

Testament - Drummer Leaves, Starts New Band

Terrorizer have announced that Testament drummer Paul Bostaph has left the band to form his own band Black Gates with former Anthrax singer Dan Nelson.

Chuck stated:

"We just found our last week Paul Bostaph is not coming back to the band, he's starting his own new project and doing some things on his own. So we're actually going to be holding a couple of auditions with probably small group of drummers that we chose - we don't want to have a revolving drum stool, we have a new record we want a permanent drummer... We're still buddies, it's just that Paul feels at this point in his career he wants to be in a little more in control of the artistic creation of the songs and with his new project they are all involved with that process whereas with our group Eric is pretty much the main songwriter and that's just the way its been with us for 25 years."


Band profile: Testament
Posted: 01.12.2011 by Baz Anderson | Comments (36)

Metal Storm - Saxon Contest

Welcome to December! The mighty Saxon will go on tour in the UK later this month, and to celebrate we have arranged to give away four pairs of free passes to the English shows on this tour.

All you need to do is head towards the competition page here for your chance to win a pass for you and a friend.

You have a week to enter, as the competition closes on the 8th of December. Good luck!


Band profile: Saxon
Event: Saxon: UK Tour
Posted: 01.12.2011 by Baz Anderson | Comments (2)

Firewind - To Record New Material For Upcoming Release

Greek metallers Firewind will start recording songs for their upcoming new release soon, the follow-up to 2010's Days Of Defiance.

Guitarist Gus G. posted the following on the band's Facebook page: "What's up everyone... I've been rehearsing this past week with FW like crazy. We're ready 2 start recordings, will keep you posted as we go along."


Band profile: Firewind
Posted: 01.12.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (5)

Lamb Of God - South American And Mexican Tour Dates Announced

US groove thrashers Lamb Of God continue the international part of their 2012/13 Resolution Tour with seven South American shows and one show in Mexico. Support on all shows will be Hatebreed with Lacuna Coil added to the bill in Brazil, Argentina, and Chile.


Band profile: Lamb Of God
Posted: 01.12.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

Nachtmystium - Split 7'' EP Trailer Online

The Nachtmystium / Murmur split 7" EP has been officially released on Inferna Profundus Records, Lithuania! Check out the promo trailer below.


Band profile: Nachtmystium
Posted: 01.12.2011 by BudDa | Comments (3)

Wacken Open Air 2012 - Sold Out

Looking to attend Wacken 2012? "No soup for you! One year!"

That's right, Wacken 2012 is sold out for the seventh time in a row. All 75,000 tickets. Sort of. There are still two ways you can make the trip.

"For those who haven't bought a ticket yet there are two options: Our official tour operators still have remaining contingents but of course only in combination with the travel. If you are interested please contact the particular contact person in our bus tours worldwide section.

Furthermore you have the chance to offer or buy a ticket at our ticket exchange. (This is the part where they tell you to follow the rules strictly, else face potential betrayal.)

The ticket exchange works as follows:
1. The agreement regarding buying or selling is made by you (we only check the price which can't be higher than the original pre-sales price).
2. If you made an agreement it's important that there is no payment to be made yet.
3. The seller sends us the tickets and we check if they are valid.
4. When the check-up is made the buyer gets a note from us that received the tickets and they are valid. We then let you know that you can transfer the money to the seller's bank account.
5. When the seller receives the money they let us know. Then we send out the tickets."

And of course, here is the dramatis personæ thus far:
Amon Amarth, Axel Rudi Pell, Broilers, Circle II Circle (feat. Chris Caffery, performing Savatage's The Wake Of Magellan), Coroner, Cradle Of Filth, Danko Jones (a spoken word special), Dark Funeral, Dimmu Borgir (orchestral performance), Endstille, Forbidden, Gamma Ray, Hammerfall (special anniversary show), Henry Rollins (another spoken word special), In Extremo, In Flames, Machine Head, Ministry, Moonspell (an orchestral acoustic special), Napalm Death, Opeth, Paradise Lost, Saturnian, Scorpions, Sick Of It All, Six Feet Under, Suicide Silence, U.D.O. (special anniversary show), Volbeat, Watain, Winterfylleth


Event: Wacken Open Air 2012
Posted: 01.12.2011 by Troy Killjoy | Comments (9)

Asphyx - New Album Artwork Revealed

Deathhammer, the brand-new upcoming album from Dutch death metallers Asphyx is set to be released on February 27th in Europe and a day later in North America through Century Media Records.

Recorded at The Mörser Studio as well as at Harrow Studio with their longtime engineer Harry Wijering, Deathhammer was mixed and mastered in Sweden by Dan Swanö, who previously worked with the band on Death… The Brutal Way as well as on the Live Death Doom release.


Band profile: Asphyx
Posted: 30.11.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (7)

In Mourning - New Album Title Announced

Swedish metallers In Mourning have revealed the title of their upcoming new album: The Weight Of Oceans will be the follow-up to 2010's Monolith. It was also announced that the album will be issued next year by Spinefarm Records.

The band posted on their Facebook page: "We are proud to announce that our new record will be entitled The Weight Of Oceans and that it will be released in 2012 by Spinefarm Records."


Band profile: In Mourning
Posted: 30.11.2011 by Dark Blood | Comments (14)

Mortal Sin - New Video Online

"Blood Of My Enemies", the new video from Australian thrashers Mortal Sin can now be seen below. The song comes off the band's new album Psychology Of Death, which was released in Europe on November 18th via NoiseArt Records. More album details were previously reported here.


Band profile: Mortal Sin
Posted: 30.11.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (1)