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The Black Locust Project - New Band Of Former Theatre Of Tragedy Drummer

More than a year after Theatre Of Tragedy has called it quits, ex-drummer Hein Frode Hansen formed a new band called The Black Locust Project.

The line-up is completed by Kristian Sigland (The Crest) on vocals, guitars and bass and guitarist Marcus Granlien (To Cast A Shadow).

The band's sound will take a more progressive route than Theatre Of Tragedy, but still can be considered as Gothic. According to the band, The Black Locust Project is single minded in its mission to create music... sincere music, deeply grounded in our roots and hearts.

The Black Locust Project has already finished recorded their debut album and are currently in search for a label now. Two full-length tracks, called "We Remain Strangers" and "Wounded Sky", are available for streaming over at the band's Facebook page. Both songs feature background vocals of Nell SIgland (The Crest, ex-Theatre Of Tragedy).


Band profile: Theatre Of Tragedy
Posted: 30.07.2011 by mpdeimos | Comments (0)

Silent Stream Of Godless Elegy - New Video Online

"Skryj Hlavu Do Dlaní", the new video from Czech folk/doom metal band Silent Stream Of Godless Elegy can now be watched below.

The video was directed by Mejla Basel from Mejla Productions.

"Skryj Hlavu Do Dlaní" comes off the band's latest album, called Návaz, which was released earlier this year in January through Season Of Mist. More album details were previously reported over here.


Band profile: Silent Stream Of Godless Elegy
Posted: 30.07.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

MaYaN - New Dutch And Belgian Live Shows

Mayan - the new project led by Epica vocalist/guitarist Mark Jansen, and featuring Epica band mates Isaac Delahaye (guitar) and Ariën van Weesenbeek (drums), Delain bassist Rob van der Loo, ex-After Forever keyboardist Jack Driessen and guitarist/vocalist Frank Schiphorst - has announced a handful of Dutch/Belgian live dates in autumn.

Get the dates after the jump. The band also announced to tour South America in November. The first shows (all in Brazil) have already been confirmed, with more dates to be announced soon.


Band profile: Epica
Posted: 30.07.2011 by Angel_Lament | Comments (1)

Thy Catafalque - Ink Deal With Season Of Mist

Season Of Mist is proud to announce the signing of avantgarde metal band Thy Catafalque.

The Hungarian duo has already released four albums of an ever-evolving, experimental, dark yet lush music.

Vocalist/guitarist Tamás Kátai issued the following statement: "A real honour it is to work with one of the finest labels of our scene and thus to share a roster with such massive and legendary names. It's an honest pleasure to represent Hungary here."


Band profile: Thy Catafalque
Posted: 30.07.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (0)

Landmine Marathon - New Song Online

"Cutting Flesh And Bone", a brand-new song from US deathgrinders Landmine Marathon is being premiered over at Stereogum.

"Cutting Flesh And Bone" comes off the band's upcoming album Gallows, which is set to be released on September 27th through Prosthetic Records. More album details were previously reported here and here.


Band profile: Landmine Marathon
Posted: 30.07.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (0)

Vimaranes Metallvm Fest V - First Bands Announced

The first bands set to perform on Portuguese metal festival Vimaranes Metallvm Fest V have now been revealed. Get the names after the jump.

The festival takes place at Trovadores Do Cano in Guimarães on October 7th to 8th.


Event: Vimaranes Metallvm Fest V
Posted: 29.07.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (1)

Disturbed - Going On Indefinite Hiatus

Davin Drainman, singer of American nu metal band Disturbed announced through his twitter account that the band is going on indefinite hiatus, in a reply to a fan question. He couldn't tell if the band was breaking up for good.

Speculation about Disturbed's future began two weeks ago when frontman David Draiman told an Idaho radio station: "This is gonna be the last tour that the American people get to see us in for awhile, if not indefinitely. We have some things going on internally, we have some personal things going on."

Disturbed guitarist Dan Donegan addressed the rumors about the band possibly breaking up in a new interview on Wednesday (July 27) with Dallas radio station KEGL-FM. The guitarist then said: "Ever since the start of this band, we've always had a game plan of what comes next after each thing. So it's always been 'write, record, tour, let's go home for a month, let's start writing again, do the same thing all over again.' So it's always been laying out future plans. This time around, we just haven't really gotten to those discussions yet. We know that we're coming to the end of this touring cycle and we just haven't planned on what we wanna do next."

Donegan would not say that the band was going to stay together, adding, "I really don't know . I don't have a clear answer because I'm not sure where everybody's head's at at the moment other than we're having a great time out on tour, we're going out big, we're carrying big production, we wanna end this on a big note. I think we're not ready to sit down and have the discussions of when we wanna get back together or if we're gonna. So we're kind of winging it."


Band profile: Disturbed
Posted: 29.07.2011 by qlacs | Comments (17)

Týr - European Tour With Moonsorrow & Crimfall

Faroe Islands' epic metallers Týr will embark on a European tour later this year. The tour will also feature Finnish viking/folk metallers Moonsorrow, while the opening support slot will be filled by Finnish symphonic folk metallers Crimfall. The trek, dubbed Dead Tyrants Tour, will take off in early November all the way into December. Get all the dates after the jump.


Band profile: Týr
Event: Týr + Moonsorrow: Dead Tyrants Tour
Posted: 29.07.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (9)

Evile - Entire Album Preview Online

One and a half minute previews of all songs set to appear on the upcoming Evile album Five Serpent's Teeth can now be heard in the YouTube clip below.

Five Serpent's Teeth is set to be released on September 26th through Earache Records. More album details were previously reported over here.


Band profile: Evile
Posted: 29.07.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (4)

Adrenaline Mob - Touring With Godsmack, Debut Album Due Next Year

Adrenaline Mob - one of the many side-projects of drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-Avenged Sevenfold, Transatlantic) together with Symphony X vocalist Russell Allen - will be touring with the alternative metal band Godsmack in August in support of their post-Mayhem tour.


Posted: 29.07.2011 by Project Endgame | Comments (1)

Damnation Festival 2011 - More Names Announced

More bands have been announced for the Damnation Festival 2011, set to take place on November 5th at the Leeds University in Leeds, UK.

The management of the festival recently confirmed the appearance of Evile, Turisas, A Man Called Catten, Astrohenge and Xerath.

Get the full line-up so far after the jump. Tickets can be bought here or here.


Event: Damnation Festival 2011
Posted: 29.07.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (0)

Leviathan - New Album Due Later This Year

In a brutally short update on Facebook, Profound Lore Records has announced that, if all goes according to plan, the cursed and wretched new full-length album of Californian one-man black metal band Leviathan, entitled True Traitor True Whore, will see its official release on November 8th.

The return of Wrest imminent...


Band profile: Leviathan
Posted: 29.07.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (2)

Wolf - New Video Online

"Skull Crusher", the new video from Swedish heavy metallers Wolf can now be watched below.

The video was produced by Morning Star Productions, also responsible for the video "Hail Caesar" from the previous album Ravenous.

Vocalist/guitarist Niklas Stålvind comments: "We have never had so much fun making a video as we had on this one. Smashing a car into smithereens is something we always wanted to do without cleaning up after us or get in trouble with the police. It was the best exercise/therapy you could ever wish for. I felt like I was 10 kilos lighter in both body and spirit afterwards. We had to work hard to demolish it good. A Volvo is made in Sweden and hard to tear apart - just like this Heavy Metal band. This one is for all the skull crushing metal heads out there - We salute you!"

"Skull Crusher" comes off the band's latest album Legions Of Bastards, which was released back in April through Century Media Records.


Band profile: Wolf
Posted: 29.07.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

Blotted Science - New EP Almost Finished

Technical extreme metal instrumentalists Blotted Science - the band featuring guitarist/mastermind Ron Jarzombek (Watchtower, Terrestrial Exiled, Spastic Ink), bassist Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal), and new arrival, drummer Hannes Grossmann (Obscura, Terrestrial Exiled) - are currently putting the finishing touches on their long-awaited new EP, The Animation Of Entomology, which is due out this fall via Ron Jarzombek's EclecticElectric label.

Watch a short teaser below.


Band profile: Blotted Science
Posted: 29.07.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (4)

Devin Townsend - N. American Tour Dates Announced

With recently released albums Deconstruction and Ghost, Canadian musician and producer mad-man Devin Townsend just announced a hand full of dates in North America, taking off in mid-October.

Support acts will be announced later.

Get the dates after the jump. Tickets are available soon from here.


Band profile: Devin Townsend
Event: Devin Townsend + The Ocean: North American Tour 2011
Posted: 29.07.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (7)