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Saxon - South American Mini-Tour Announced

Veteran NWOBHM act Saxon has announced a handful of live shows on the South American continent later this year. These dates will form the South American leg of the band's so-called Call to Arms World Tour. Get all the dates after the jump.

Final details for the North American leg are expected to be announced soon.


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Event: Saxon
Posted: 25.07.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

Landmine Marathon - New Album Title And Release Date Announced

Landmine Marathon proudly announces September 27 as the release date for its fourth album, entitled Gallows, on Prosthetic Records.

Gallows was recorded by Landmine Marathon guitarist Ryan Butler at Arcane Digital Recording Studio (Exhumed, Nightrage, Misery Index, Phobia) and mastered by Dave Shirk at Sonorous Mastering. The album features the debut of the band's new drummer, Andy York.

Landmine Marathon will be touring the world in support of Gallows. The band hits the road in July for a tour of the Western US, teaming up along the way with Toxic Holocaust, Bastard Noise, and more, then follows up in the fall with a slot on America Torn Asunder, a full North American tour with Warbringer, Lazarus A.D., and Diamond Plate.


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Posted: 25.07.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (1)

Hate - European Tour Dates With Vesania

Polish blackened death metal act Hate have announced a string of European dates for autumn. Support on the the trek, dubbed Erebos Tour 2011: Europe, will come from Polish symphonic black metal act Vesania.

Read more to get the confirmed dates.


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Event: Hate: Erebos European Tour
Posted: 25.07.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (2)

Nightrage - Album Artwork Revealed

Insidious, the new upcoming album of Swedish melodic death metal band Nightrage will be released on September 26th in Europe and a day later in North America through Lifeforce Records.

The band now revealed the album cover artwork, which was created by Gustavo Sazes (Morbid Angel, Arch Enemy, God Forbid) of Abstrata Art and can be watched below.

More album details, guest musicians and tracklist were previously reported over here.


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Posted: 25.07.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (0)

Bare Infinity - New Song Online

"Awakening Moonlight", a brand-new track from Greek symphonic power metal band Bare Infinity can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.

"Awakening Moonlight" comes off the band's upcoming new EP, entitled The Passage, which will be released on August 26th through Emotion Art Music.

A four-minute teaser for the EP can be streamed over at this location.


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Posted: 25.07.2011 by SceneryOfLoss | Comments (1)

Tombs - European Tour Dates With The Secret

US blackened sludge trio Tombs just announced a co-headlining European tour with hardcore outfit The Secret. The tour takes off by the end of July to mid-August. Get the dates after the jump.

About the tour poster, creator Glyn Smyth says: "I wanted to create an image that recognized both bands' existing imagery and subject matter whilst setting it in a new context. The solar and lunar symbols here reference both bands recent releases, overt in the case of The Secret (Solve Et Coagula LP) and subtle in the case of Tomb's (their upcoming album Path Of Totality is the name given to the shadow cast by the Moon during a solar eclipse). The solar symbol in this case is Sol Niger, the "black sun" of the alchemical process.

The final composition took these ideas and placed it within the related realm of early Gnosticism. "The Mother Of Dark Light" in this case is Sophia, the feminine aspect of the divine who in error gives birth to the material, visible universe we inhabit and are currently trapped."

Tombs + The Secret: European Tour 2011

26.07 - Arese, Italy - S.G.A
27.07 - Munchen, Germany - Feierwerk Sunny Red
28.07 - Marburg, Germany - Knubbel
29.07 - Berlin, Germany - Cassiopeia
31.07 - Tampere, Finland - Klubi
01.08 - Helsinki, Finland - Kuudes Linja
03.08 - Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
04.08 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
05.08 - London, UK - The Borderline
06.08 - Belfast, Ireland - Auntie Annie's
07.08 - Dublin, Ireland - The Pint
08.08 - Galway, Ireland - Roisin Dub
09.08 - Cork, Ireland - Cyprus Avenue
10.08 - Southampton, UK - Joiners
11.08 - Margate, UK - Westcoast Bar
13.08 - Bochum, Germany - Zwishenfall
14.08 - Ieper, Belgium - Ieperfest
15.08 - Geneva, Switzerland - LiUsine
17.08 - Budapest, Hungary - Dürer Kert
18.08 - Vienna, Austria - Escape Metal Corner
19.08 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - TRN Fest
20.08 - Trieste, Italy - Etnoblog


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Event: The Secret + Tombs: European Tour 2011
Posted: 25.07.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (1)

Pain Of Salvation - New Album Details Revealed

Following the turbulent and successful release of Road Salt One in the year 2010 and the touring activities in its support which climaxed with shows in India and South America earlier this year, Sweden's Pain Of Salvation can now reveal the cover artwork and tracklisting for the Road Salt Two album.

Road Salt Two is scheduled for a September 26th release date in Europe and an October 11th release date in North America via InsideOutMusic.


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Posted: 25.07.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (7)

Dragonland - Busy Recording New Album

Dragonland guitarist Olof Mörck has revealed the Swedish symphonic power metallers have entered the studio last week to begin the recording process of their upcoming new album. The as-yet-untitled effort will be released later this year.

"Indeed, it is true! Last tuesday was the first day of recording the new album at Jacob Hansen's studio in Ribe, Denmark! We wll have frequent updates regarding the recording of he new album so stay tuned!"

You can watch a video of Mørten Lowe Sørenssen recording the drums below.


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Posted: 25.07.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (6)

Enslaved - Set To Release New Vinyl EP

Soulseller Records is loudly presenting an exclusive and limited 7 inch EP vinyl by the legendary Enslaved, due in late August/early September.

The mythological universe of Enslaved is full of references to the timeless concepts of ones word and the strength of bonds. About a decade ago, a pact between Enslaved and Soulseller Records were made to do a strictly limited 7 inch release with exclusive Enslaved material. The whole agreement was based on both parties love for vinyl and the old ways of the Extreme Metal scene. Well, shortly after the pact was made, Enslaved's career accelerated a lot, and the Enslaved/Soulseller deal kept having to wait for the next recording, promo trip or tour. Well, finally it was realized that things were never going to slow down (which is good news!), and that the time was right to do it! That Enslaved's present record label Indie Recordings respected the agreement without hesitation only adds to the air of genuine musical and artistic values that surrounds this release.

The result is the 7 inch vinyl enitled Thorn; consisting of the songs "Disintegrator" and "Striker", pressed in a strictly limited number of 1000 copies. The songs are eerie and atmospheric, with nods both back towards Enslaved's edgier-monotonous past and dark-psychedelic present.

The 7 inch is produced by Enslaved's own Ivar Bjørnson and Iver Sandøy (who the band has worked with since last years Axioma Ethica Odini).

(Also thanks to 108170 for sending this in!)


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Posted: 25.07.2011 by Array | Comments (3)

All Shall Perish - Entire New Album Streaming Online

This Is Where It Ends, the brand-new upcoming album by US metallers All Shall Perish, is now available for streaming in its entirety over at MetalSucks.

This Is Where It Ends will be released on July 26th in North America (29th in Europe) through Nuclear Blast Records.


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Posted: 23.07.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (3)

White Wizzard - New Album Details

Los Angeles traditional heavy metal act White Wizzard have officially revealed the details for their forthcoming new album, titled Flying Tigers.

Flying Tigers features twelve new tracks and expands on the band's traditional heavy metal blueprint, with songs ranging from fist-pumping NWOBHM-style anthems, through the arena rock power of "Starchild", to a six-track epic concept piece featuring science-fiction and philosophical elements tied together with a progressive vibe.

Flying Tigers features the core White Wizzard line-up of bassist, songwriter and founding member Jon Leon, drummer Giovanni Durst and studio vocalist Wyatt Anderson, who featured on the band's debut album, Over The Top. The album was once again recorded with producer Ralph Patlan in Phoenix, Arizona.

Flying Tigers is due to be released on September 19th and is available to pre-order now on iTunes worldwide. Pre-order the album and listen to audio samples for all of the tracks on iTunes at this location.

Flying Tigers tracklist:

01. Fight To The Death
02. West L.A. Nights
03. Starchild
04. Flying Tigers
05. Night Train To Tokyo
06. Night Stalker
07. Fall Of Atlantis
08. Blood On The Pyramids
09. Demons And Diamonds
10. Dark Alien Overture
11. War Of The Worlds
12. Starman's Son


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Posted: 23.07.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (3)

Pathology - New Album Details

San Diego-based brutal death metal/slam band Pathology is completing the mixes for their new album, entitled Awaken To The Suffering.

The effort, produced by Daniel Castleman (As I Lay Dying, Winds Of Plague, Impending Doom) at Lambesis Studios, is called Awaken To The Suffering, and will be released September 13th. Once again the band has utilized the talents of Par Olofsson (Immolation, Malevolent Creation) to handle the artwork.

"The recording came out great. This is by far the best thing we have ever done. Everything is extremely heavy and very tight," explains drummer Dave Astor. "It's great working with Par again on this cover. He did an amazing job. We decided to do a pencil sketch cover this time around. We also brought back the evil doctor to continue the zombie havoc."

The quintet will head on tour Aug. 26th beginning with some headlining dates in Texas before joining Sweden's Grave and Norway's Blood Red Throne on Aug. 30th for a North American tour (Gigan opens).


Posted: 23.07.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)

Svartsot - New Album Samples Online

Danish metallers Svartsot are streaming a medley of tracks off their forthcoming album entitled Maledictus Eris, online now at the Napalm Records Facebook page.


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Posted: 23.07.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)

Abigail Williams - Enter The Studio In September

Abigail Williams has nearly completed the writing phase on material that is planned for the band's new album, expected for release in early 2012.

Feverishly working since their return from their most recent European tour, the band is looking forward to testing out some of the new songs later next month when they return to stateside venues for a string of dates that is set to begin August 25 in Las Vegas and conclude when the band performs alongside Morbid Angel in Los Angeles on September 23.

The band's European tour was their first since 2009. The tour visited twelve countries in a quick 21 days. Band leader Sorceron notes: "the shows were excellent. We had a great time with our friends in Iskald and Thulcandra and hope we can join them again in the future. A big thanks to everyone who came out to the shows; we really appreciate your support. The upcoming dates have us headlining in the west including the Rocky Mountain Goat Roast. We are co-headlining the fest with Misery Index. The Scottsdale show has us sharing the stage once more with ex-hometown friends Vehemence and Landmine Marathon. And what more can I say about playing with Morbid Angel other than how awesome it will be to finally share the stage with a band we grew up listening to."

Abigail Williams' still untitled third album is set to be recorded in September. Sorceron says, "the new material is a continuation of our last album but with more atmosphere and far more extreme tempos. We are adding back some of the symphonic elements that were on In The Shadow Of A Thousand Suns album but without sacrificing any of the edge that was on In the Absence Of Light. So far we are really happy with everything."


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Posted: 23.07.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (2)

Apostasy - New Song Online

"Horns", a brand new song from Swedish metallers Apostasy, can be streamed on the band's Facebook page.

"Horns" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled Nuclear Messiah, which will be released later this year via Gothenburg, Sweden's Rambo Music, a division of Gain Music Entertainment (which is distributed and partly owned by Sony Music).

Also a medley of tracks that will appear on Nuclear Messiah can be heard at this location.


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Posted: 23.07.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)