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Chimaira - Recruit New Bassist Jeremy Creamer And Guitarist Matt Szlachta

US metallers Chimaira have announced that bassist Jeremy Creamer and guitarist Matt Szlachta have now joined the band.

The band posted the following on their official website: "We are proud to announce the addition of Matt Szlachta and Jeremy Creamer to Chimaira. The plan was to build an undeniable string section and we have done just that. Jeremy will be pounding on the bass, and Matt shredding alongside Emil on guitar."

Source: chimaira.com
Band profile: Chimaira
Posted: 31.12.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (1)


Evil Masquerade - Release New Track To Benefit The Charity Metal For Cancer

Danish prog/power metal band Evil Masquerade leader Henrik Flyman has written a new track entitled "Let's Unite In Rock" for the The MFC Dragon Slayer All Star Project to benefit the charity Metal For Cancer. The song can be purchased at http://www.metalforcancer.com/ and all proceeds will be donated to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation. You can listen to "Let's Unite in Rock" below.

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Source: metalforcancer.com
Band profile: Evil Masquerade
Posted: 31.12.2011 by kual21 | Comments (3)


3 Inches Of Blood - Announce North American Tour Dates For 2012

Canadian heavy metallers 3 Inches Of Blood have announced new North American tour dates for 2012. The band will take part of the Metal Alliance Tour 2012, headlined by Devildriver. The other support bands will be The Faceless, Dying Fetus, Job For A Cowboy, Wretched and Impending Doom.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: 3 Inches Of Blood
Event: Metal Alliance Tour 2012 - North America
Posted: 31.12.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (12)


The Stranded - New Ettore Rigotti Project

After releasing several successful albums worldwide with their main band Disarmonia Mundi, poly-instrumentist Ettore Rigotti and screamer Claudio Ravinale joined forces with guitarist Elliot Sloan (also known for being a professional skater in the Tony Hawk team) to form a new band called The Stranded. Keyboard player Alessio NeroArgento has been subsequently added to the line-up to complete the songs for their debut album entitled Survivalism Boulevard, tentatively scheduled for a 2012 release.

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Disarmonia Mundi
Posted: 31.12.2011 by DEATH666 | Comments (4)


Stratovarius - Invite Fans To Name Forthcoming DVD

Finnish power metallers Stratovarius performed in Pakkahuone in Tampere, Finland, on November 19th, where a DVD was filmed for a future release. The show was part of the band's Jörg Farewell Tour, the last one to feature Stratovarius longtime drummer Jörg Michael, who is leaving the group for personal reasons. Jörg, who has been in the band for sixteen years, will play all the remaining tour dates until the end of January.

Stratovarius is inviting its fans to come up with a title for the forthcoming DVD by posting their suggestions on the band's official Facebook page. The winner will receive two copies of the DVD and a credit in the liner notes.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Stratovarius
Posted: 30.12.2011 by kual21 | Comments (29)


Blood Red Throne - Reveal New Members

Norwegian death metallers Blood Red Throne have announced the replacements for the vocalist Osvald "Vald" Egeland and the bassist Erlend Caspersen. Yngve Bolt Christiansen (Goddamn) and Ole Bent Madsen (Horizon Ablaze) have now joined the band.

The band posted two updates on their MySpace page recently confirming the two new members: "We're happy to announce that the young and talented Ole Bent Madsen is the new permanent bass player in Blood Red Throne!"

"We're happy to announce that Blood Red Throne is complete again and we welcome Yngve N. Christiansen as our new singer and frontman!"

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Blood Red Throne
Posted: 30.12.2011 by DEATH666 | Comments (4)


Luca Turilli's Rhapsody - Update On New Album

After the announcement of the friendly split of Rhapsody Of Fire, the birth of the new Luca Turilli's Rhapsody band and the announcement of the new album coming out in June 2012, Luca Turilli released his first official and exclusive interview, where he talks about his new album, Rhapsody Of Fire and future plans. To read the full interview, head over to this location.

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Source: lucaturilli.com
Band profile: Luca Turilli
Posted: 30.12.2011 by Flower Metal | Comments (11)


Remembrance - To Start Working On New Album

French doom metal outfit Remembrance are set to start working on a new album soon, the follow-up to 2010's Fall, Obsidian Night. In a somewhat unusual statement, the band posted the following update on their Facebook page: "This season is depressing, everything is so fucking grey and cold, night falls at mid-afternoon... and the news from the outside world aren't likely to cheer us up at all... seems it's time for us to compose a new album."

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Remembrance
Posted: 30.12.2011 by BudDa | Comments (3)


Septic Mind - Entire New Album Streaming Online

The True Call, the most recent album from Russian funeral doom metallers Septic Mind is now streaming online in its entirety at the band's bandcamp page. You can also listen to the first 25-minute song of the album below. The album was released on October 24th via Solitude Productions.


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Source: septicmind.bandcamp.com
Posted: 30.12.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (2)


Queensrÿche - The Warning Album To Be Re-Issued On Limited Edition Vinyl

The first full-length album from US progressive metallers Queensrÿche will be reissued on a limited edition 180-gram audiophile vinyl with a gatefold cover on February 14th, 2012. The Warning was re-released on May 6th, 2003, with three bonus tracks. You can now pre-order the item on Amazon.


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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Queensrÿche
Posted: 29.12.2011 by kual21 | Comments (13)


Bullet For My Valentine - Start Writing New Material In January

Welsh metallers Bullet For My Valentine have revealed via Twitter that the band will start writing new material in January 2012. The upcoming album will be their fourth full-length record to be released and the follow-up to 2010's Fever.

The message from the band: "Everyone have a good Christmas? Start writing for new record in 3 weeks! What you want it to sound like? MT."

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Source: twitter.com
Band profile: Bullet For My Valentine
Posted: 29.12.2011 by kual21 | Comments (9)


The Gates Of Slumber - Suffer No Guilt Album To Be Re-Issued

Deepsend Records press release:

We're proud to announce the reissue of The Gates Of Slumber Suffer No Guilt album. This reissue will feature the original album and artwork in a glorious 6-panel, matte finished digipak.

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Source: deepsend.com
Band profile: The Gates Of Slumber
Posted: 29.12.2011 by Rog-Mothoth | Comments (1)


Gwar - Cory Smoot's Last Recorded Song Available Online

US alternative metallers Gwar released the final track that was recorded with Cory Smoot, "Flattus Maximus", who suddenly passed away this year, as a tribute to his memory. The track is a cover of Dayglo Abortions 1993 song "Isn't This Disgusting." The song is available through iTunes at this location. All proceeds from the sale of the track will be given to the Smoot Family Fund in honor of the guitarist.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Gwar
Posted: 29.12.2011 by Rog-Mothoth | Comments (1)


Aosoth - New EP Trailer Online

French black metallers Aosoth have released a new trailer for their upcoming new EP entitled Our Crown Of Sins, due out mid-January 2012 via Inferna Profundus Records. The trailer can be viewed below. Our Crown Of Sins will be released on 50 grams black "7 EP, limited to 500 copies with 100 copies containing an A3 sized poster. Pre-orders for this release may be placed at Inferna Profundus Records online shop here. More information about this release was previously reported at this location.


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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Aosoth
Posted: 29.12.2011 by pisymbol | Comments (1)


Dimmu Borgir - Announce New Tour Dates For 2012

Norwegian symphonic black metallers Dimmu Borgir have announced a series of upcoming European and South/Central American live shows for 2012. The currently announced dates are as follows, with more details to be announced in the near future.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Dimmu Borgir
Posted: 28.12.2011 by kual21 | Comments (6)