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Sonisphere France - New Bands Announced

New bands have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Sonisphere France festival. The latest additions to the line-up are: Meshuggah, Combichrist, I Killed The Prom Queen, The Darkness, Lacuna Coil, Ghost, Dagoba, Headcharger, Porn Queen and Armored Saint.


Event: Sonisphere France
Posted: 23.02.2012 by Sjuk | Comments (0)

Dragonrider - New Album Teaser Online

Jordanian power metallers Dragonrider have released a new single titled "Tower Of Babylon", taken from the band's upcoming album. It has been recorded and produced by the band and Ala'a Hamdan, who also played keyboards and synths as a session musician. The single also features the German vocalist Carsten "Lizard" Schulz (Evidence One, Domain) as a guest vocalist and a teaser of the song is available below.


Posted: 23.02.2012 by JD | Comments (0)

Axel Rudi Pell - New Song Online

"Run With The Wind", a brand new song from Axel Rudi Pell, is available for streaming at this location.

"Run With The Wind" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled Circle Of The Oath, which will be released through SPV/Steamhammer on the following dates:

March 23: Germany
March 26: Europe
March 27: USA/Canada


Band profile: Axel Rudi Pell
Posted: 22.02.2012 by White Winter Sun | Comments (6)

Dark Tranquillity - New Video Online

"In My Absence", the new video from Swedish metallers Dark Tranquillity, can be viewed at this location. The clip was filmed by the bandmembers themselves on the road, with guitarist Niklas Sundin taking care of the editing/post-production duties. Additional live footage was provided by Anders Björler (The Haunted, At The Gates) and Nikolas Pegler.

"In My Absence" comes off the band's latest album, We Are The Void, which was released on February 2010 via Century Media Records.


Band profile: Dark Tranquillity
Posted: 22.02.2012 by CHEF METAL HEAD | Comments (13)

Unleashed - New Album Cover Art And Tracklist Revealed

Nuclear Blast Records press release

Legendary Swedish viking/death oufit Unleashed just announced the tracklist and the artwork of the upcoming album Odalheim.

With Odalheim Unleashed not only present the successor of As Yggdrasil Trembles in the year 2012, but also continue telling their post-doomsday story, of course embedded into the Norse mythology. After the mighty world tree Yggdrasil had trembled and rung in the end of the world, Fimbul winter followed: Three years of darkness and coldness, during which Mother Nature took back what was rightfully hers. This caused the end of life as we know it. Ragnarök. But the warriors who've survived will build a new world out of the old one's ashes. Right here, the story of Odalheim begins.

With Odalheim, the Swedes release their eleventh studio album. Once more, the mighty line up consisting of Johnny (bass & vocals), Fredrik (lead guitar), Tomas (rhythm guitar) and Anders (drums) has created a multifarious and hymnal album in typical Unleashed manner.

Johnny commented the artwork: "The artwork is made by Sebastian Ramstedt, just like our previous 4 albums. It shows the new world Odalheim, at the break of dawn at Birka shores, and just before the attack of White Christ. The concept of the album is taken from the book by the same name. A book I haven't yet had the time to complete."

Odalheim was produced by Fredrik Folkare and recorded in the Swedish Chrome Studios.

Odalheim tracklist:

01. Fimbulwinter
02. Odalheim
03. White Christ
04. The Hour Of Defeat
05. Gathering The Battalions
06. Vinland
07. Rise Of The Maya Warriors
08. By Celtic And British Shores
09. The Soil Of Our Fathers
10. Germania
11. The Great Battle Of Odalheim

Odalheim will be released on April 20, 2012 via Nuclear Blast.


Band profile: Unleashed
Posted: 22.02.2012 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)

Drudkh - New Album Streaming Online

Eternal Turn Of The Wheel, the new album from Ukrainian black metallers Drudkh is currently streaming entirely at this location and will be available during one week. The album will hit stores this Friday, February 24th (March 13th in North America), via Season Of Mist. More album details were previously reported here.


Band profile: Drudkh
Posted: 22.02.2012 by pisymbol | Comments (34)

Borknagar - New Drummer Joins The Ranks

Norwegian black metallers Borknagar have announced the addition of new drummer Baard Kolstad to the band. Baard will take over duties replacing David Kinkade, who parted ways with the band last year. He joins, having been discovered by Vortex in the spring of 2011 while recording in Toproom Studio with a band. After this, both Borknagar and ICS Vortex were asked to participate in the anniversary recording of Metallica's Black Album, and as Asgeir Mickelson was unavailable, Vortex called up Baard and asked him to play on the song.


Band profile: Borknagar
Posted: 22.02.2012 by BudDa | Comments (3)

Nightmare - New Album Cover Art Revealed

French metallers Nightmare have unveiled the cover artwork for their new album, entitled The Burden Of God (formerly Mercury Rain). The album, which was recorded at the Peek studios in the south of France with producer Patrick Liotard, will be released on May 18 through AFM Records.


Band profile: Nightmare
Posted: 22.02.2012 by White Winter Sun | Comments (2)

Saint Vitus - New Album Details Revealed

US classic doom metallers Saint Vitus are about to release new material. The band is coming up with their first full-length album since 1995's Die Healing. The new album Lillie: F-65 will be released by Season Of Mist on April 27th, (North American date in May), in a limited edition CD and DVD digipack, jewel case, LP plus download card and various merchandising items.


Band profile: Saint Vitus
Posted: 22.02.2012 by Array | Comments (3)

Metal Open Air 2012 - Line-Up Announced

The official line-up for the Metal Open Air 2012 in São Luís, Brazil, has been revealed. Even though some bands are still yet to be announced, most of the line-up has been unveiled.


Event: Metal Open Air 2012
Posted: 22.02.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (6)

Pestilence - Announce New Bassist And Drummer

Guitarist/vocalist Patrick Mameli of the resurrected late '80s/early '90s death metal outfit Pestilence has issued the following update:

"Recently, bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (Nufutic, Obscura) and drummer Yuma van Eekelen (Exivious, The New Dominion) have decided to work more intensively on their main projects. Therefore, bassist Stephan Fimmers (Necrophagist) and drummer Tim Yeung (Morbid Angel, Divine Heresy, Vital Remains, Hate Eternal) will join Pestilence for the upcoming new album Obsideo and live performances."

Stephan Fimmer gave the following statement: "I'm looking forward to be part of a great, new Pestilence album - Obsideo - I'm sure that the upcoming album is gonna blast!! It's great to join the band and play with these awesome musicians."

Patrick Mameli added: "I would like to thank Jeroen Paul Thesseling and Yuma van Eekelen for their hard work and great musicianship on the Doctrine album and live shows and we (Patrick Mameli and Patrick Uterwijk) wish them both good luck in the future with their projects."

Pestilence 2012 line-up:

Patrick Mameli - Guitar/Vocals
Patrick Uterwijk - Guitar
Stephan Fimmers - Bass
Tim Yeung - Drums


Band profile: Pestilence
Posted: 22.02.2012 by White Winter Sun | Comments (3)

Oriental Metal Compilation - To Be Released By Century Media

Century Media has announced that they will be releasing the compilation Oriental Metal, edited by Kobi Farhi from Orphaned Land, on February 27th. This compilation features several Middle Eastern bands, such as Amaseffer, Nervecell, Myrath, and many others. It will also have a booklet with photos and info about the bands. You can pre-order it at this location.


Band profile: Orphaned Land
Posted: 22.02.2012 by JD | Comments (7)

Exes For Eyes - Release New Video

Year Of The Sun Records has announced the release of the official music video for the song "Feel Again" by Canadian metallers Exes For Eyes. The song "Feel Again" was the opening track from the band's 2011 debut album The Amsler Grid. The video was filmed by Dave Sheldon and "Big" James Arsenian from the band along with Connor Sheaves and Liliana Carvalho.


Posted: 22.02.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (0)

Hatesphere - To Support Sepultura In Eastern European Tour Dates

Danish death/thrash metallers Hatesphere have announced via MySpace that they will be supporting Brazilian thrash metallers Sepultura on select shows in their upcoming Eastern European & Baltic Tour in March. The band will also perform in a string of UK shows alongside Cattle Decapitation and Incantation later in the year.


Band profile: Hatesphere
Event: Sepultura: Eastern European & Baltic Tour
Posted: 21.02.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (1)

Corrosion Of Conformity - New Self-Titled Album Streaming Online

Corrosion Of Conformity, the upcoming self-titled album from US stoner metallers Corrosion Of Conformity is currently streaming online in its entirety at AOL Music. The album is set for a North American release on February 28th via Candlelight Records. It was recorded at Dave Grohl's Studio 606 in Los Angeles, produced by the band with John Custer, mixed by John Lousteau (Foo Fighters) and features artwork by Seldon Hunt (Melvins, High On Fire).


Band profile: Corrosion Of Conformity
Event: Corrosion Of Conformity: North American Tour 2012
Posted: 21.02.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (4)