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Symphony X - N. American Co-Headliner Tour With Iced Earth

New Jersey's progressive metal juggernauts Symphony X will be returning to North America for a co-headlining tour with heavy metal stalwarts Iced Earth. Opening each night will be L.A. thrashers Warbringer.

The 32-show trek will launch in Hartford, Connecticut on January 31st, weave through the Great White North, then blow out the lights in Clifton Park, New York on March 11th.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Symphony X
Event: Symphony X + Iced Earth: North American Tour 2012
Posted: 31.10.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (28)


Insomnium - Guitarist Ville Vänni Leaves The Band

Insomnium have announced that guitarist Ville Vänni will leave the band after the two Finnish shows in Joensuu and Helsinki. He will be replaced by Markus Vanhala from Omnium Gatherum, who will join as a full-time member.

Here it is the message from Ville, taken from the band's website: "Dear all, time is now ripe to share the news about line-up changes in the Insomnium camp. With a heavy heart I have reached the decision to resign from Insomnium. The decision is mutual and final, and there is no big drama behind it."

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Source: insomnium.net
Band profile: Insomnium
Posted: 31.10.2011 by Blizk | Comments (17)


In Flames - New Video Online

"Where The Dead Ships Dwell", the new video from Swedish metallers In Flames, can be viewed at this location. The clip was helmed by director Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company.

"Where The Dead Ships Dwell" comes off the band's latest album, Sounds Of A Playground Fading, which was released on June 2011 via Century Media Records.


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Source: youtube.com
Band profile: In Flames
Posted: 31.10.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (7)


Axel Rudi Pell - Enter The Studio In November, New Album Title Revealed

German metallers Axel Rudi Pell have issued the following update on the band's Facebook page:

"We're proud to announce that Johnny, Mike ,Ferdy , Volker and Axel will enter the studio in late November with Engineer and Co-Producer Charlie Bauerfeind, to record the next studio album, titled Circle Of The Oath, 2 years after it's successful predecessor The Crest."

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Source: de-de.facebook.com
Band profile: Axel Rudi Pell
Posted: 31.10.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)


Kreator - Mille Petrozza Releases Further Information About Upcoming Album

According to a recent interview that you can read at this location, Kreator's frontman Mille Petrozza has revealed that the band will be entering the studio in January to record the new album and that Jens Bogren will be in charge of pre-production.

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Source: kreator-terrorzone.de
Band profile: Kreator
Posted: 31.10.2011 by warensemble | Comments (19)


Versailles - New Tour Dates Announced

Japanese power metal/J-Rock outfit Versailles have announced new tour dates. The band will head to South America in the Versailles World Tour 2011: Holy Grail - South America tour and then return to Japan in January/February to do some additional shows.

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Source: kamijo.syncl.jp
Band profile: Versailles
Posted: 31.10.2011 by Flower Metal | Comments (0)


Blotted Science - Another Video Online

"Vermicular Asphyxiation", the new video from progressive metallers Blotted Science is now available for viewing below. The song is off the band's new EP, The Animation Of Entomology, released earlier this month. Like "Cretaceous Chasm", which was scored for the King Kong movie, "Vermicular Asphyxiation" has been scored for the movie Slither released in 2006.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Blotted Science
Posted: 31.10.2011 by BudDa | Comments (7)


Daylight Misery - To Enter Studio In 2012

Greek death/doom outfit Daylight Misery have confirmed that they will be entering studio next year to record their second and follow-up to their debut effort Depressive Icons. In a short update issued on the band's MySpace, the band states: "We would like to inform you that the pre-production of our second album is almost ready and we will enter the studio in the beginning of 2012 for the final product! Stay tuned for more and once again, thanks for the support!"

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Daylight Misery
Posted: 31.10.2011 by BudDa | Comments (0)


Blind Guardian - Announce New Compilation Album

German power metallers Blind Guardian have announced a new compilation album entitled Memories Of A Time To Come due out January 27th, 2012, via Nuclear Blast Records. The compilation album will feature re-recorded and remixed songs from the band's entire discography.

Blind Guardian is also working on a new concept orchestral album with fantasy author Markus Heitz also due out in 2012.

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Source: blind-guardian.com
Band profile: Blind Guardian
Posted: 30.10.2011 by pisymbol | Comments (16)


Rammstein - Unveil Details About New Compilation Album

German industrial metallers Rammstein have announced the release date of their upcoming new compilation album Made In Germany 1995-2011. The album will be released in three formats on December 2nd in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland via Universal Germany and November 22nd in the US via Vagrant Records.

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Source: rammstein.de
Band profile: Rammstein
Posted: 30.10.2011 by pisymbol | Comments (5)


Mnemic - New Line-Up Announced, New Album In 2012

Danish metallers Mnemic have announced a new line-up. Tomas "Obeast" Koefoed, Brian "Brylle" Rasmussen and Rune Stigart will be replaced by the three new members Simone Bertozzi, Victor-Ray Salomonsen and Brian Larsen. Also, the band has commenced writing a new album, to be released in 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records.

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Source: mnemic.com
Band profile: Mnemic
Posted: 30.10.2011 by Pandabeer | Comments (5)


Nightwish - Teaser Video For New Single

The Finnish symphonic act Nightwish offer the audiences a chance to have the first glance at an excerpt from the music video for their upcoming single Storytime.

The clip can be viewed as embedded below or by following the link.


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Source: nightwish.com
Band profile: Nightwish
Posted: 30.10.2011 by Hobbit Viggo | Comments (48)


Overkill - Announce Killfest 2 Tour Dates

New Jersey thrashers Overkill will tour the United States in April/May 2012, headlining the Killfest 2. Support will come from the hand of Belphegor, Aborted, Blackguard, System Divide and Diamond Plate.

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Source: roadrunnerrecords.com
Band profile: Overkill
Event: Overkill: The Electric Age Tour
Posted: 29.10.2011 by Vombatus | Comments (7)


Trivium - New Video Online

"Built To Fall", a new video from US metallers Trivium has now debuted at Yahoo.com. Alternatively, you can watch it below. The song "Built To Fall" is off the band's recent output In Waves, released on August 9th via Roadrunner records.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Trivium
Posted: 29.10.2011 by BudDa | Comments (9)


Woods Of Ypres - New Song Available Online

Canadian doom black metallers Woods Of Ypres have shared an advance mix of a new song entitled "Career Suicide (Is Not Real Suicide)" taken from their upcoming new album Woods V: Grey Skies & Electric Light. You can listen to it below. The new album will be released in early 2012 through Earache Records.

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Woods Of Ypres
Posted: 29.10.2011 by Grimskallen | Comments (10)