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Cult Of Luna - New Album In The Works

Swedish sludge/doom metal act Cult Of Luna revealed on their official website that they will start recording their new album this Autumn. This will be the follow-up to Eternal Kingdom, released in 2008.

The band posted two new updates: "After one year of songwriting the parts are now being put together and realized during sessions in Umeå. The recording of a new proper album will begin during this autumn."


Band profile: Cult Of Luna
Posted: 29.09.2011 by Kuroboshi | Comments (5)

Burzum - To Release Re-Recorded Material

Burzum will be releasing a new album entitled From The Depths Of Darkness in late November consisting of re-recorded material from their albums Burzum and Det Som Engang Var. The album will feature Varg's favorite tracks from his two first albums that were re-recorded in 2010 for this release the way he originally intended.


Band profile: Burzum
Posted: 28.09.2011 by Vombatus | Comments (54)

Megadeth - Gigantour Bands Confirmed

As previously reported over here, Megadeth's Gigantour is set to officially return sometime in early 2012. This announcement marks the fourth installment of the highly successful Gigantour event. In a recent interview, Dave Mustaine mentioned that Gigantour 2012 will include headlining acts Volbeat, Motörhead, and Lacuna Coil, besides Megadeth, of course.


Band profile: Megadeth
Posted: 28.09.2011 by pisymbol | Comments (28)

Bison B.C. - Announce Canadian Tour

In the past year, Canadian sludge metal act Bison B.C. have been on the road with Helmet, Weedeater and Saviours to name a few. On October 19th, they will start their 12 day Canadian tour in Ottawa, right off the heels of their Weedeater tour, which is happening as we report this. Toronto will be a very special show as it will be C'mon's final show. The bill for Toronto also includes Burning Love and Miesha and The Spanks.


Band profile: Bison B.C.
Posted: 28.09.2011 by BudDa | Comments (0)

Metal Storm - The Myconid CD Contest Winners Anounced

The Myconid CD giveaway has now closed!

Here are the winners, selected at random from the people to answer the question correctly:




Congratulations, you should be receiving a copy of Myconid Madness shortly.

Thanks to everyone who participated! If you still wish to order the album, it can be found here:
or CDBaby for digital download.

Posted: 28.09.2011 by Doc Godin | Comments (4)

Taake - New Video Online

With the MCD Kveld released in April as a taster for the band's fifth full-length album Noregs Vaapen, and with the album itself hitting the streets on Dark Essence Records on the 20th September in Europe, and a release date set for the 1st November in the USA, Taake has today released a music video for a track from the album.


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Posted: 27.09.2011 by pisymbol | Comments (3)

Rhapsody Of Fire - Announce New Guitarist

Italian symphonic metallers Rhapsody Of Fire proudly announces the name of the 2nd guitar player who will join them on stage: Italian guitar player Roberto De Micheli.


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Posted: 27.09.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (20)

De Profundis - To Enter Studio In November

Official statement

UK-based progressive extreme metallers De Profundis will begin recording the follow-up to their second album A Bleak Reflection in November. The production duties will once again be handled by Fernando Pereira Lopes (Misanthrope, Orakle). The band will be recording 8 new songs, totalling approximately 55 minutes in length.


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Posted: 27.09.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

Hatesphere - Another Song Streaming Online

As Hatesphere, the Danish death/thrash outfit, gear up towards the release of their upcoming album, The Great Bludgeoning, the band has yet again released another song, "Need To Kill", now available for streaming at the band's Facebook page. The Great Bludgeoning was released on September 21st in Spain, Finland and Sweden, on September 23rd in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Benelux and Italy, on September 26th in the rest of Europe and is released today in the USA and Canada through Napalm Records. More album details were previously reported over here.


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Posted: 27.09.2011 by BudDa | Comments (5)

Souldrainer - New Album Details, New Video Online

Heaven's Gate, the new album from Swedish metallers Souldrainer, is set to be released on November 25th via ViciSolum Productions. The album was recorded at Empire Studio, Frösön, Sweden, in 2010. It was produced, mixed and mastered my Marcus Edvardsson. The mixing and mastering was also assisted by Souldrainer and Ronnie Björnström from EAP Garageland Studios. All songs were arranged by Marcus Edvardsson. Illustrations, art direction and design were created by Mattias Norén. Photo by Sandra Pettersson. Check out the album cover art below.


Band profile: Souldrainer
Posted: 27.09.2011 by BudDa | Comments (2)

Mushroomhead - Add More Dates To Slaughterhouse Roadshow 2011

US metallers Mushroomhead will hit the road this Halloween season with guests Psychostick, Motograter, Blue Felix, VentanA and Tenafly Viper in the Slaughterhouse Roadshow 2011.


Band profile: Mushroomhead
Posted: 27.09.2011 by ebonyjeanettepr | Comments (0)

Eluveitie - First Guest Appearance On New Album Announced

Posted on the band's official blog

Founding member Chrigel issues the following statement: "We are really happy and proud to announce we could win our desired candidate over for those parts: The brilliant scottish actor Alexander "Sandy" Morton (66). He might be known to you from some of his latest movies, such as Valhalla Rising or London To Brighton. With his deep, rough and orotund voice he's just perfect for Helvetios."


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Posted: 27.09.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (8)

Warbringer - New Album Streaming Online

Worlds Torn Asunder, the brand-new album from US combat thrashers Warbringer can now be streamed in its entirety at Guitar World.


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Posted: 26.09.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (1)

Metallica & Lou Reed - New Song Online

"The View", the second track from the upcoming new album Lulu, created by the musical collaboration between Lou Reed and Metallica, is now streaming online at this location. You can also listen to it below. Lulu is set to be released on October 31st everywhere else except for North America, where it will be released on November 1st. More album details were previously reported here and here.


Band profile: Metallica
Posted: 26.09.2011 by Void Eater | Comments (132)

Machine Head - To Headline Wacken Open Air 2012

San Francisco thrashers, Machine Head, have been confirmed as a headlining act for the Wacken Open Air 2012, in Germany. Machine Head have played in Wacken before both in 2005 and 2009.

This news comes right before their new album, entitled Unto The Locust is released tomorrow, September 27th, through Roadrunner Records. More album details were previously reported over here.


Band profile: Machine Head
Event: Wacken Open Air 2012
Posted: 26.09.2011 by pisymbol | Comments (9)