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The Amenta - Working On New Album

Australian industrial death metallers The Amenta are currently working on their third full-length and the follow-up to 2008's n0n. The album, entitled Flesh Is Heir, is currently being written, recorded, pre-produced and planned for an early 2012 release.


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Posted: 26.10.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (3)

Leprous - New Video Online

Norwegian progressive/avant-garde metallers Leprous recently shot an official video for the song "Restless", off their third album and InsideOutMusic debut, Bilateral. The video was directed by David Solbjørg and Kjetil Kolbjørnsrud of Twitchy Films and can now be watched below.


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Posted: 26.10.2011 by *!* | Comments (4)

Ulver - New DVD Details Revealed

As previously reported, Norwegian metallers Ulver will be releasing a DVD entitled Live In Concert: The Norwegian National Opera. The DVD and Blu-ray will be released on November 28th via Kscope.


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Posted: 26.10.2011 by thorsdottir | Comments (3)

Shining [NOR] - German Tour Dates Postponed

Norwegian avant-garde metallers Shining had to postpone the German leg of their current tour. Here it is the official message: "We are very sorry to inform you that we're postponing the three upcoming German dates in November. These concerts will be moved to 2012. Please contact the local promoter for a refund of tickets. Sorry for the hassle. It was out of our control. The rest of the tour is being held as planned."


Band profile: Shining (NOR)
Event: Shining [NOR]: European Tour [POSTPONED]
Posted: 26.10.2011 by corrupt | Comments (0)

Akphaezya - Sign With Code666 Records

Code666 Records press release

French Avantgarde metallers Akphaezya have inked a new album deal with code666 (part of the Aural Music Group). The band formed in 2002 to create music without boundaries and released their first demo in 2004 called Akphaezya - Anthology II: Links From The Dead Trinity, finally releasing their first full length album effort in 2008 on Ascendance/Candelight Records with worldwide critical acclaim.

Akphaezya guitarist Stephan H. commented on the new deal: "We are very proud to work with a cult label like Code666. The new album Anthology IV: The Tragedy Of Nerak which is mastered by Brian Gardner (Down, Lamb Of God, Queens Of The Stone Age...) will be released in March 2012."

Code666's Emiliano Lanzoni stated: "Akphaezya are crazy, in the good way. I enjoyed their debut album, but when I received the new songs I was blown away: this is really top notch avantgarde metal: what Code666 is renowed for."

Akphaezya are now working on the artwork and video for the new album, titled Anthology IV: The Tragedy Of Nerak and scheduled for March 2012 on Code666.


Band profile: Akphaezya
Posted: 26.10.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (3)

Unleashed - Begin Recording New Album

Swedish death metal veterans Unleashed have entered the studio for the recording of their 11th full-length album.

The band added: "You can expect a release date in the Spring of 2012 but check in for more details later."


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Posted: 26.10.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)

Sear Bliss - New Album Details And Release Date Revealed

Eternal Recurrence, the 7th album from Hungarian symphonic black metallers Sear Bliss is set to be released in February, 2012 through Candlelight Records.


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Posted: 25.10.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (7)

Megadeth - New Song Online

"Black Swan", a brand-new song from US thrashing heavy metallers Megadeth can now be streamed in the YouTube-video below.


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Posted: 25.10.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (21)

Sodom - Working On New Album

In a recent interview with Greek webzine Rock Overdose, Tom "Angelripper" Such of German Teutonic thrash metal band Sodom revealed that the band is currently working on a new album, with two songs completed and aiming for a 2012 release.


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Posted: 25.10.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (15)

Aborted - New Album Single Online

"Global Flatline", a brand-new song from Belgian gore metallers Aborted can now be streamed in the YouTube-video below.


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Posted: 25.10.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (3)

The Rotted - New Song Online

"Apathy In The UK", a brand new song from UK metallers The Rotted, is available for streaming at this location.

"Apathy In The UK" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled Ad Nauseam, which will be released on October 31st via Candlelight Records. More details about the album were previously reported over here.


Band profile: The Rotted
Posted: 25.10.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)

Borknagar - Part Ways With Drummer

Official press release

Borknagar have decided to part ways with the US drummer David Kinkade. This is first and foremost due to the logistical challenges we have been facing having a US drummer in a Norwegian band the last couple of years. Sometimes reality bites and in order to be a fully operative band, we need a drummer based in Norway. The split is of friendly manner and we would like to say thanks for everything David has contributed with in relations to the band and we would also like to wish him the best of luck for his future endevours.

Borknagar is currently finishing up the recording of the 9th. album which is planned to be released early next year. As we speak Vintersorg and ICS Vortex are working on the vocal arrangements and we are all exited about the new effort we currently are brewing. The album will be mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren in Fascination Street Studio later this years.

More details and information will be issued soon!


Band profile: Borknagar
Posted: 25.10.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (2)

Sirenia - Introduce New Guitarist

Norwegian metallers Sirenia have issued the following update:

"We are very happy to announce Sirenia's new guitar player. Jan Erik Soltvedt has joined the band and will take over the place as lead guitarist. Some of you already know Jan Erik from the shows at Wacken Open Air and GSM Fest. We bid him welcome aboard and look forward to more touring together. First up is the South American tour, so we ask all our South American fans to give Jan Erik a warm welcome."


Band profile: Sirenia
Posted: 25.10.2011 by Angel Of Rage | Comments (1)

Death - "Individual Thought Patterns" Three-Disc Reissue Streaming Online

Official press release

The deluxe re-issue of Death's legendary Individual Thought Patterns album is streaming online now at this location. The follow-up album to Human, Individual Thought Patterns has been remixed by Alan Douches and re-packaged to include a second and third bonus disc worth of previously unreleased demos and a full live set recorded in Germany during a 1993 European tour. Also included on the third bonus disc exclusive to this re-issue are rare riff tracks from the Chuck Schuldiner archives.

Individual Thought Patterns is available today in North America (on October 28th in the Benelux/Germany, and October 31st in the UK and rest of Europe) as a deluxe 3-disc set, a 2-disc standard set, and a deluxe digital download. CD orders with an extensive line of exclusive Death merch are available here, with the digital version available via iTunes here.

Individual Thought Patterns tracklist:

Disc I
01. Overactive Imagination
02. In Human Form
03. Jealousy
04. Trapped In A Corner
05. Nothing Is Everything
06. Mentally Blind
07. Individual Thought Patterns
08. Destiny
09. Out Of Touch
10. The Philosopher

Disc II
01. Leprosy
02. Suicide Machine
03. Living Monstrosity
04. Overactive Imagination
05. Flattening Of Emotions
06. Within The Mind
07. In Human Form
08. Lack Of Comprehension
09. Trapped In A Corner
10. Zombie Ritual
+ Individual Thought Patterns - Studio Outtake
1 - The Exorcist

Disc III
01. Overactive Imagination
02. In Human Form
03. The Philosopher
04. Trapped In A Corner
05. Individual Thought Patterns
06. Jealousy
07. Nothing Is Everything
08. Destiny
09. Mentally Blind
10. Out Of Touch
+ Individual Thought Patterns - Chuck's Riff Tape - 1992
1 - In Human Form
2 - The Philosopher
3 - Trapped In A Corner


Band profile: Death
Posted: 25.10.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (13)

Deathstars - New Drummer Announced

Official press release

The leatherswept members of Deathstars are getting ready for the release of their new video "Metal" and their "Greatest Hits On Earth" collection (release: November 4, 2011).

The band is also proud to present their new drummer Vice (aka Oscar Leander/Crescendolls). Vice replaces Bone W. Machine who split ways with Deathstars in 2010. "I'm really excited to be a part of Deathstars and I really feel that my drumming complements Deathstars music in a perfect way", says Vice.

Nightmare Industries adds: "With this addition to our band our recordings and live shows will deliver more energy than ever before. We are really pumped up about the future!"

Make sure to catch Deathstars live on tour with Rammstein or on one of their headlining shows in November and December 2011. The brand new single "Metal" is now available for digital download on iTunes!


Band profile: Deathstars
Posted: 25.10.2011 by BudDa | Comments (7)