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Hatesphere - Upcoming Single Available Online

The song "Smell Of Death", from the upcoming album of death/thrash act Hatesphere, The Great Bludgeoning, has been made available through the band's Facebook as well as on Youtube. The song is the first single off the new album set for release this September via Napalm Records. The Great Bludgeoning will be the first album to feature vocalist Esben "Esse" Hansen, bass player Jimmy Nedergaard and drummer Mike Park.


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Posted: 11.09.2011 by Storchillarn | Comments (1)

Rhapsody Of Fire - Announce New Bassist

Italian symphonic metal band Rhapsody Of Fire have announce the name of a new band member who will join forces with Fabio Lione, Alex Staropoli, Tom Hess and Alex Holzwarth. German bass player Oliver Holzwarth (brother of Rhapsody Of Fire drummer Alex Holzwarth) has joined the band as an official and permanent member of Rhapsody Of Fire, and will be involved in both live performances and studio recordings.


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Posted: 11.09.2011 by Kallis Helmi | Comments (7)

Autopsy - To Record New Songs In October

US death metallers Autopsy have revealed the following update:

"Greetings Sicko's, we go into the studio at the end of October to record 3 new songs. It will be a taste of the new album that will soon follow. The 3 new songs will be released on a special release by Peaceville Records. It will also include all the EP's (Tomb Within, Fiend For Blood, Retribution For The Dead, Horrific Obsseion 7", and Funereality) that are out of print. A jackhammer to your skull."


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Posted: 10.09.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (4)

Reverence - To Enter The Recording Studio In October

French metal band Reverence, has checked in with the following announcement about entering the recording studio in October:

"Great news! We have finally completed the re-writing sessions which took some extra time but will be well worth the wait, with their debut albums being so highly anticipated, the band swore that we couldn't short change the fans or themselves, it has to be great! We are very happy to announce Reverence are now ready to hit the studio the first week of October. We will have pictures and video updates during recording session."


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Posted: 10.09.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

Riot - Reveal Artwork And Tracklist For Upcoming Album

Immortal Soul is the title of the new upcoming album from US hard-rockers Riot, which will be released through Steamhammer/SPV records on October 21st in Japan, October 26th in Scandinavia, October 28th in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, October 31st in the rest of Europe and on November 22nd in the USA and Canada.


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Posted: 10.09.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

Aria - New Album Details

After a five-year wait, Russian heavy metal legends Aria have revealed the title of their new album: Феникс/Phoenix. The release date will be announced soon. The cover art has been done by the long-time collaborator Leo Hao (Blind Guardian, Iced Earth, Primal Fear, Rage, Nocturnal Rites, etc).


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Posted: 10.09.2011 by K†ulu | Comments (4)

The Crown - Johan Lindstrand Rejoins The Band

Swedish metallers The Crown have issued the following update:

"We have an announcement to make, Johan Lindstrand has re-joined The Crown, this means that the original line-up is now ready to kill once again!

The Crown line-up, September 2011:

Johan Lindstrand - Vocals
Magnus Olsfelt - Bass
Marko Tervonen - Rhythm Guitars
Janne Saarenpää - Drums
Marcus Sunesson - Lead Guitars

We would like to thank our metal-brother Jonas Stålhammar for the amazing team-work for the last couple of years! Respect! Next week we'll start rehearsing new material (6 - 7 news songs written at this point). We hope to enter the studio early 2012. We are thinking of doing a few Swedish dates within a couple of months (most likely a first reunion show in our hometown Trollhättan, this time in a proper club) and then focus on doing some kick-ass festivals in 2012."

Johan Lindstrand commented: "Hi there all amazing The Crown fans out there. Once again I have been blessed with the opportunity to join my oldest friends and brothers in arms Marko, Janne, Magnus and Markus. I'm am so grateful for this and I will do my best to make the original lineup live up to all expectations and we will definitely have a total blast together while rippin´ the world to pieces with a lot more years to come. Yeah, from now on I am the lead singer in this classic death metal outfit called The Crown. Damn! That feels good to say. I will also take some time here to thank Jonas Stålhammar 'cause he did an amazing job on Doomsday King. You rule dude! Other than that I have to say: The original 5 has returned! Go hide your children."

Jonas Stålhammar commented: "Come in Number 51, your time is up! It's fitting quoting the classic Pink Floyd song right about now. My time with The Crown comes to an end with the return of the true voice of The Crown, Johan Lindstrand. It's been a bumpy but really enjoyable ride for me being a member of The Crown. It's with great respect I step down to let Johan take his rightful place in the band again. I wish them all the best and they are truly my brothers still."


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Posted: 10.09.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (5)

Cynic - To Release New EP

Official Season of Mist press release

Forefathers of Progressive Metal Cynic have recorded a new EP entitled Carbon-Based Anatomy, to be released on November 11th in Europe (November 15th in North America). Contrary to last year's Re-Traced, this new EP exclusively consists of brand new material.


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Posted: 09.09.2011 by Unhealer | Comments (9)

Megadeth - New Album Artwork And Tracklisting Revealed

Megadeth have revealed their new album Th1rt3en tracklist and artwork, which was once again created by artist John Lorenzi, who worked on the last two Megadeth studio albums, 2007's United Abominations and 2009's Endgame, as well as the band's 2007 box set, Warchest. You can pre-order the album now at this location, and get a limited-edition version that comes on double picture disc vinyl. The new single, "Public Enemy No. 1" is now available for streaming over here.


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Posted: 09.09.2011 by Dominus | Comments (45)

Adagio - Announce New Singer And Guitarist Solo Album Update

The French dark progressive metal band Adagio announced their new singer to be Kelly Sundown Carpenter (Outworld, Beyond Twilight, Darkology). After the departure of Christian Palin, Adagio were helped out by Mats Leven (Yngwie Malmsteen, Krux, Therion, At Vance, Fatal Force, Firewind). The band comments that Mats was never meant to be a permanent member, which was mutually understood, and they appreciate his help on tour.


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Posted: 09.09.2011 by K†ulu | Comments (8)

Almah - New Video Online

"Trace Of Trait", a new video clip from Brazilian power/heavy metal outfit Almah is available for viewing below. The song comes off of the band's upcoming album Motion which will be released on October 14th via AFM Records. The footage was done in Caxias do Sul, a city in the South of Brazil at the end of August under direction of producer and photographer Alex Milesi.


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Posted: 09.09.2011 by BudDa | Comments (2)

Nightwish - New Album Release Date, Cover Art & Tracklist Revealed

Nightwish have announced on their Imaginaerum website that their new album, Imaginaerum, will be released on November 30th in Finland and on December 2nd in Europe.


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Posted: 09.09.2011 by Shadowcross | Comments (33)

Finntroll - To Release Special Edition Of Latest Album

Finnish black/folk metallers Finntroll have set their latest release Nifelvind to be reissued as a limited tour edition with three, unreleased bonus cover tracks of Metallica, Pet Shop Boys and Oingo Boingo for their upcoming headliner tour with Finnish battle metallers Turisas.


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Posted: 08.09.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (3)

Star Monarchy - New Project By Ex-Halford Bassist

Bassist Ray Riendeau (Ex-Halford, James LaBrie) has launched a new project called Star Monarchy.

The music will feature songs written by Ray and some collaborations with other artists. It will be recorded by an ongoing cast of players/singers in various metal genres. Volume 1 features Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish) on guitar, Dan Tompkins (Ex-Tesseract) on vocals and Peter Wildoer (Darkane, James LaBrie) on drums.


Posted: 08.09.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (1)

Ufomammut - Sign With Neurot Recordings

The Italian band Ufommamut has signed a deal for their upcoming album with Neurot Recordings.

This is what Neurot owner Steve Von Till had to say about the signing: "Welcome Ufomammut to the Neurot family. Ufomammut is our kind of band. These sonic brothers from Italy are heavy, psychedelic, and driven. We couldn't be happier than to have them working with Neurot Recordings for their next full-length album. Though we have been fans of their music for a while, being able to meet them and share the stage with them on our recent trip to Europe was awesome. We formed a great and meaningful bond, which of course is the most important aspect of what we do. We admire their prolific nature as visionary musicians, as members of the Malleus art collective, and as owners of their own label, Supernatural Cat. They truly embody the same spirit of music and art that we all strive for. Ufomammut is in the studio at this very moment working on their next epic."

Ufomammut also commented..."Working with Neurot signals an evolutionary change for Ufomammut. In the last years we've built up our own music world, doing everything by ourselves, working on our own art and recordings, creating a label, and taking care of every aspect of our projects.

We feel very excited by this change because this confirms that we did a good job, especially coming from these guys who we have always considered a great inspiration.

We're sure this Neurot and UFOMAMMUT friendship will open new perspectives and directions in our sonic adventure, because we feel we have the same vision and attitude about what music should be. In few words we feel totally honored and proud to become a part of the Neurot Family."

Ufomammut is set tour in Europe on September and October, the dates are the following:


(Supported by MoRkObOt)

14th. Groovestation - Dresden - D
15th. Festaal Kreuzberg - Berlin - D
16th. Stengade - Copenaghen - DK
17th. Inkonst - Malmo - SWE
18th. Blitz - Oslo - NO
19th. Truck Stop Alaska - Goteborg - SWE
21st . Nuclear Night Club - Oulu - FI
22nd. Lutakko - Jyväskylä - FI
23rd. Yo-talo - Tampere - FI
24th. Korjaamo - Helsinki - FI
26th. Molotow - Hamburg - D
27th. Underground - Cologne - D
28th. 013 - Tilburg - NL
29th. Bastard Club - Osnabrück - D
30th. Baroeg - Rotterdam - NL

(Supported by MoRkObOt)

01st. Het Depot - Leuven - B
03rd. The Croft - Bristol - UK
04th - The Well - Leeds - UK
05 th - The Continental - Preston - UK


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Posted: 08.09.2011 by Et Ermit | Comments (5)