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21.02Lonewolf - Working On New Studio Album
 Finntroll - Update From The Band
20.02Blaze Bayley - New Video Online
 Evergrey - European Tour Dates
 Primordial - Re-Issue CD And Bonus DVD Details
 Alestorm - European Co-Headlining Tour With Týr
 Blackguard - New Song Online
 Eternal Gray - Two New Songs Up
 Landmine Marathon - Sign With Prosthetic Records
 Sentenced - Guitarist Dies At Age 34
19.02Kunvuk - Debut Album To Be Released Soon
 Wolfchant - New Album Details
 Crescent Shield - Artwork, Tracklisting Revealed
 Delain - Title Track Available For Streaming
 In Flames - Cancel UK And Ireland Tour
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Lonewolf - Working On New Studio Album

French heavy metal squad Lonewolf have started pre-production of the brand new, fourth studio album. Some of the special guests that will take part in the recordings are Majk Moti (ex-Running Wild) and Jan Bünning (ex-Paragon). The yet untitled release will be recorded this summer, produced by Bart Gabriel (Crystal Viper, Metalucifer, Sabbat), and mixed & mastered by the Grammy nominated Andy La Rocque (King Diamond, Hammerfall, Evergrey) in the Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden.

Lonewolf was formed in 1992, and except several demo tapes and singles, released three studio albums that estabilished their position in the heavy metal underground. Their sound continue the classic legacy of the German heavy metal acts such as Running Wild, Grave Digger, Accept and Paragon. More information to be found at http://www.myspace.com/metalonewolf.

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Source: blogs.myspace.com
Band profile: Lonewolf
Posted: 21.02.2009 by Bad English | Comments (3)


Finntroll - Update From The Band

Finntroll have issued the following update on their website:

"You may have noticed that there aren't any shows booked for us so far, but this doesn't mean that we won't play at all this year. We just decided after the Heidenfest-tour that we will have half a year off from playing and be concentrating on writing a new and the best Finntroll-album so far, also working on the DVD is a priority.

We have now got the chance to start from a clean slate and so we will do. All gigs will be handled by ourselves for the time being, which means that if you have a festival/show/tour that you want us to play on, please be kind send your request. Every offer will be considered!

We're also announcing our first festival for this year: 6.6.2009 (FIN) Sauna Open Air, Tampere."

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Source: finntroll.net
Band profile: Finntroll
Posted: 21.02.2009 by Bad English | Comments (14)


Blaze Bayley - New Video Online

The new promotional video for "Robot" - from the latest Blaze Bayley album "The Man Who Would Not Die" has been made available on YouTube. The clip was directed by Kris McManus and serves as a little preview for the upcoming live Blaze Bayley DVD "Live In Z7".


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Source: blazebayley.net
Band profile: Blaze Bayley
Posted: 20.02.2009 by Bad English | Comments (2)


Evergrey - European Tour Dates

Evergrey will team up with Novembre for a European tour in April 2009. Here are the dates:

April 03 - Bochum, Germany - Matrix
April 04 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob
April 05 - Zoetermeer, Netherlands - Boerderij
April 07 - London, UK - Underworld
April 08 - Paris, France - Nouvieau Casino
April 10 - Bergara, Spain - Sala Jam
April 11 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Caracol
April 12 - Barcelona, Spain - Mephisto
April 14 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
April 15 - Nova Gorica, Slovenia - Mostovna
April 17 - Budapest, Hungary - Diesel
April 18 - Beograd, Serbia - SKC
April 19 - Vienna, Austria - Szene
April 20 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp

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Source: evergrey.net
Band profile: Evergrey
Event: Evergrey: European Tour [CANCELLED]
Posted: 20.02.2009 by Abattoir | Comments (21)


Primordial - Re-Issue CD And Bonus DVD Details

Metal Blade Records press release

Metal Blade and Primordial have decided to upgrade the upcoming re-issue of "Imrama" a bit, so now there won't be a bonus CD, but a bonus DVD included. The DVD comes from the fathomless pits of singer A.A. Nemtheanga's cave and is pure gold for any Primordial lunatic since it includes a live recording from 1994 in Cork City, Ireland. The DVD also features an audio commentary by A.A. Nemtheanga talking about the early days of the band and the gig in particular.

Recorded in late 1994, "Imrama" was originally released by Cacophonous Records in the autumn of 1995, already displaying Primordial's sense for overwhelming melodies, epic drama and total commitment, wrapped in a raw sound with a much stronger black metal influence than the band shows nowadays. The re-issue comes as a CD/DVD package including the remastered album plus unreleased demos and live recordings, packaged in a precious black linen slipcase with glossy golden hot foil print, containing a six-page Digipak with the original artwork, the two discs and a 16-page booklet with new liner notes and additional photos. Mandatory for any self-respecting heathen!

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Source: metalblade.de
Band profile: Primordial
Posted: 20.02.2009 by ArtiA | Comments (4)


Alestorm - European Co-Headlining Tour With Týr

Alestorm and Týr are teaming up for a co-headlining European tour in support of Alestorm's upcoming effort "Black Sails At Midnight". The dates for the UK leg of their upcoming European tour have just been announced and are as follows:

04-24 - Prestatyn, Wales - Hammerfest
04-26 - Dudley, England - JB's
04-27 - Glasgow, Scotland - Cathouse
04-28 - Edinburgh, Scotland - Studio 24
04-29 - Nottingham, England - Rock City
04-30 - Leeds, England - Rio's
05-01 - Milton Keynes, England - The Pitz
05-02 - Petersborough, England - The Park
05-03 - London, England - Underworld

The rest of the Black Sails Over Europe Tour schedule, featuring Alestorm, Týr, Heidevolk and Adorned Brood, looks as follows:

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Alestorm
Event: Alestorm + Týr
Posted: 20.02.2009 by Abattoir | Comments (12)


Blackguard - New Song Online

Blackguard have made a new song, called "This Round's On Me", available online for your listening pleasure. The track, which can be found on the Blackguard MySpace, comes off the band's upcoming album "Profugus Mortis", slated for a March 20 release.

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Blackguard
Posted: 20.02.2009 by ArtiA | Comments (0)


Eternal Gray - Two New Songs Up

Eternal Gray have uploaded two unmastered tracks from the forthcoming album "Your Gods, My Enemies". The songs are entitled "Controlled" and "Never Waits" and can be streamed at the band's MySpace page.

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Eternal Gray
Posted: 20.02.2009 by ArtiA | Comments (0)


Landmine Marathon - Sign With Prosthetic Records

Prosthetic Records announced the following:

The Phoenix-based death/grind quintet Landmine Marathon, whose late 2008 release "Rusted Eyes Awake" continues to earn critical acclaim, has officially signed with Prosthetic Records. The band, whose three-release Level Plane Records discography has drawn frequent comparisons to Napalm Death, Carcass and Bolt Thrower, will tour throughout the spring and perform at both the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival and the Los Angeles Murderfest in the coming weeks.

"We're extremely excited about signing with Prosthetic and can't wait to forge new friendships and relationships with them," says guitarist Ryan Butler. "They've been nothing but a blast to work with through the signing process, and we can't wait to see what the future holds for this partnership."

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Source: prostheticrecords.com
Band profile: Landmine Marathon
Posted: 20.02.2009 by ArtiA | Comments (1)


Sentenced - Guitarist Dies At Age 34

Finnish newspapers and Blabbermouth.net are reporting that Miika Tenkula, former lead guitarist and main songwriter of the acclaimed Finnish band Sentenced, was found dead at his home earlier yesterday (Thursday, February 19). He was 34 years old. Miika Tenkula was also the band's original vocalist from 1989 to late 1992.

Nalle Österman (Gandalf, Lullacry, Chaosbreed) tells Blabbermouth.net, "It's true, confirmed personally by Sentenced] drummer Vesa Ranta. The fact remains that Miika had a serious drinking problem for many years which escalated after Sentenced was buried. They don't call it King Alcohol for nothing... The metal scene in Finland mourns now for one of the most talented metal guitarists to ever emerge from ."

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Source: iltalehti.fi
Band profile: Sentenced
Posted: 20.02.2009 by Jiii | Comments (61)


Kunvuk - Debut Album To Be Released Soon

Australian unhinged metallers Kunvuk have set "Immute: What Follows The Feeding of Jackals" as the title of their forthcoming debut LP. The album is currently slated for release in July of 2009 and is set to be released as a two-disc digipack edition. The first disc will contain 10 new compositions rallying from the brink of insanity to the pinnacle of clarity. Coupled with this will be a second disc which will be a reconstructed, rerecorded, remixed and remastered version of the band's demo EP "The Gone Mekanik Anticipation Demonstration". The album will be self-funded and self-released via the band's own label, The Light Of Damnation Records.

For anyone eager to hear the new material before the disc drops, come down to Club Blink in Sydney, Australia on March 6th and catch Kunvuk live at one of their last live shows before they disappear into the wilderness to record their new album. They will be video-taping this show for future release so anyone wanting to get in and on the video, the guest list is filling fast so leap to it and send your names to contact kunvuk com.

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Source: myspace.com
Posted: 19.02.2009 by Thryce | Comments (0)


Wolfchant - New Album Details

Wolfchant finished the recordings for "Determined Damnation" this week and have announced more details. The album was mixed and mastered by Uwe Lulis, who also worked on the choirs. The new album will be released on April 24 via Massacre Records. A special limited digipak edition of the album will be available for purchase at the Ragnarök Festival, set to take place April 17-18, 2009 in Lichtenfels, Germany. Album cover can be viewed here.

"Determined Damnation" track listing:

01. Determination Begins
02. World In Ice
03. Until The End
04. Determined Damnation
05. In War
06. Fate Of The Fighting Man
07. Kein Engel Hört Dich Flehen
08. A Raven's Flight
09. Never Too Drunk

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Source: wolfchant-metal.com
Band profile: Wolfchant
Posted: 19.02.2009 by Abattoir | Comments (7)


Crescent Shield - Artwork, Tracklisting Revealed

US metallers Crescent Shield will release their second album "The Stars Of Never Seen" this spring on Cruz del Sur Music. The album will be released on the 8th of May in Germany and Europe, 11th of May in UK and June 2 in USA/Canada. The first pressing will include a limited edition DVD of their entire performance at Germany's Keep it True Festival in April 08.

The artwork for the CD was again done by comic book artist Gerry Alanguilan and can be viewed here. The band is in the final stages of mixing the record with renowned metal producer Bill Metoyer, so the new album promises to be not only a step up musically but also sonically.

Tracklisting for "The Stars of Never Seen" follows:

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Source: crescentshield.com
Band profile: Crescent Shield
Posted: 19.02.2009 by Abattoir | Comments (1)


Delain - Title Track Available For Streaming

Delain have made the title track of the new album "April Rain", available online. You can listen to the song at this location . The song comes off the group's forthcoming album "April Rain", which will be released on March 30 via Roadunner Records.

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Source: roadrunnerrecords.nl
Band profile: Delain
Posted: 19.02.2009 by Abattoir | Comments (5)


In Flames - Cancel UK And Ireland Tour

In Flames have posted the following update:

"We are very sad to announce that the UK & Ireland tour will not happen as planned.

As you already know, guitarist Jesper Strömblad is currently at an alcohol rehabilitation clinic and is taking some time off to get better. Bassist Peter Iwers is about to become a dad. We obviously knew about Peter becoming a dad and originally planned to have a replacement bassist, but with the recent events surrounding Jesper we simply feel that it is not fair on the fans to see a completely different line up, which in our eyes is not In Flames. Again, sorry to make any UK & Irish fans disappointed and we hope to make it up to you."

For already purchased tickets contact your local ticket office/venue.

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Source: blogs.myspace.com
Band profile: In Flames
Event: In Flames: UK + Ireland Tour [CANCELLED]
Posted: 19.02.2009 by SlaytallicA | Comments (10)


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