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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.


Band profile: Aborted
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)

Halcyon Way - Entire New Album Streaming Online

IndoctriNation, the forthcoming album from US metallers Halcyon Way, is available for streaming in its entirety at this location.

IndoctriNation will be released tomorrow (October 25th) via Nightmare Records.


Posted: 25.10.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)

Vangough - Entire New Album Streaming Online

US metallers Vangough will release their new album, entitled Kingdom Of Ruin, tomorrow (Tuesday, October 25th) in North America via Nightmare Records. The album is streaming in it's entirety at this location.


Posted: 25.10.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (5)

Nader Sadek - First Live Show Announced

International death metal super group Nader Sadek has set November 20th as its first live show ever made. The show takes place at Santos Party House in Manhattan, NY, USA and free of charge.

The band's debut album In The Flesh will be played in its entirety in a surreal setting.


Band profile: Nader Sadek
Event: Nader Sadek: In The Living Flesh
Posted: 24.10.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (8)

Caliban - European Tour With All Shall Perish

German metalcore act Caliban will embark on tour, dubbed Get Infected Tour 2012, set to take off in early February next year. Tour dates and locations can be seen after the jump.

Support on the trek comes off All Shall Perish, We Butter The Bread With Butter, Eyes Set To Kill and Attila.


Band profile: Caliban
Event: Caliban: Get Infected Tour 2012
Posted: 24.10.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (3)

Down - Metal Storm Contest Launched

To celebrate Down's two hometown Halloween shows, we are giving you the opportunity to win one of three L-size Down t-shirts.

All you need to do for your chance to win is go to the Contest page and answer the question.


Band profile: Down
Posted: 24.10.2011 by Baz Anderson | Comments (4)

Darkest Hour - Another New Video Online

"Your Every Day Disaster", the new video from US metallers Darkest Hour, can be exclusively viewed on Metal Hammer.

"Your Every Day Disaster" comes off the band's latest album, entitled The Human Romance, which was released on February 2011 via Century Media Records.


Band profile: Darkest Hour
Posted: 24.10.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)

Against The Plagues - New Song Streaming Online

Chicago-based, multinational, extreme-metal act Against The Plagues have released a brand new song from their upcoming-yet-to-be-titled album on the band's Myspace. You can also stream the song "Man's Modern World" below.


Band profile: Against The Plagues
Posted: 24.10.2011 by BudDa | Comments (6)

Foret D'Orient - Ink Deal With Archaic North Entertainment, To Release Debut Album

Archaic North Entertainment official press release:

Archaic North Entertainment has discovered a rising star from the ashes of a dying world, and is excited to announce its latest signing to its ever expanding roster of artists. Foret D'Orient from Italy has just inked a deal with the Canadian label and the debut release Essedvm is scheduled for release on November 18th, 2011. The album will be available through the label as well as its distribution partners around the world.


Posted: 24.10.2011 by archaicnorth | Comments (2)

Evile - Metal Storm CD Giveaway Closed

The Metal Storm Evile CD giveaway is now closed! Thank you to all who participated, and better luck next time!

The competition was stiff, this being one of our most popular contests yet, but we have our winners:




You should be receiving your copy of Five Serpents Teeth shortly.

To everyone else - keep your eyes peeled for more contests in the future, we've got more goodies to give away soon!


Band profile: Evile
Posted: 24.10.2011 by Doc Godin | Comments (18)