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Deranged - New Video Online

"Depraved And Zombified", the new video from Swedish death metallers Deranged, can be viewed at this location.

"Depraved And Zombified" comes off the band's latest album, entitled Cut, Carve, Rip, Serve, which was released in May 2011 via Sevared Records.


Band profile: Deranged
Posted: 07.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)

Trollfest - Begin Recording New Album

Official press release

Work is set to begin this month on the fifth full-length album from Trollfest, the band that has eschewed musical convention by combining local folk sounds from their native Norway with those from the Balkans, and mixing them together with occasional melodies that could originate anywhere from the Latino countries to the Middle East, and topping it all with head banging metal and a generous dose of humour, in order to form their own genre of "True Norwegian Balkan Metal". The band will enter the Strand Studios on the 7th November to spend three weeks in the company of engineer Marius Strand to record drums, bass, guitars and main vocals, and then move on to their own "Trollskogen Recording Facilities" to record the extra vocals, choirs, and instruments. Updates on the recording, including photos and video, will be available on the band's blog at

The album will be called Brumlebassen and as with all Trollfest's previous releases will tell a story involving Trolls and a certain amount of drinking. Without wanting to give too much away at this early stage a spokesperson for the band said that the storyline will revolve around a brewer called Brumlebassen who is charged with making the mead much beloved by the Trolls. Cover art for the album will once again be in the hands of Swedish artist and cartoonist Jonas Darnell and designer Terje "Andy Wartroll", both of whom have worked with the band for several years, and whose work on the band's last album En Kvest For Den Hellige Gral has yet again proved to be a huge hit with the fans and an integral part of the overall Trollfest "experience".

The band, which comprises members of Urgehal, Pantheon I, Untime, Melch, Sarkom, Hallucinations and Powersword has already written ten metal tracks and a handful of acoustic ones, and will decide which to include on the album once recording is completed. There will also be guest musicians, who will be announced at a later date. Brumlebassen is set for release early next year on NoiseArt Records and then Trollfest plan to expand on this year's live appearances during which the band has collected a whole set of new fans who have found themselves caught up in the band's musically skilled and infectiously fun-filled performances.


Band profile: Trollfest
Posted: 06.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (13)

Cadaveria - Sign With Bakerteam Records

Official press release

Bakerteam Records is proud to announce the addition to its roster of Horror Metal sensation Cadaveria. The band was formed in 2001 by dark queen Cadaveria on vocals and Marçelo Santos (aka Flegias, frontman of Death/Thrash legends Necrodeath) on drums, with the intent to create a virtual space to freely express themselves as musicians and extreme artists. In the following years they released three albums that gained enormous praise from fans and critics worldwide. Cadaveria long-awaited new effort follows up the 2007's In Your Blood (released on French extreme metal label Season Of Mist) and is described by Mistress Cadaveria herself as "the most obscure, raw and horror-filled work ever produced by the group".

This full-length will see the light in early 2012 on Bakerteam (publishing by Wormholedeath). More exciting news about the album title, artwork and contents will be released very soon on and A new era of horror and darkness has begun!


Band profile: Cadaveria
Posted: 06.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)

Black Sabbath - To Hold L.A. Press Conference On 11/11/11

According to Rolling Stone, the four original members of Black Sabbath will be holding a press conference at Los Angeles' famed Whiskey a Go-Go club on November 11th at 11:11 AM (hence the 11.11.11 posted on their official website). It is widely expected that the group will announce a reunion, but a press release merely says it will be a "special announcement at the same location where the influential band made their Los Angeles debut on November 11, 41 years ago." Henry Rollins will be hosting the event.


Band profile: Black Sabbath
Posted: 06.11.2011 by Pandabeer | Comments (67)

DragonForce - Update On The Upcoming Album

UK speed power metal band DragonForce played their first US live show on Friday, October 21st, with the new singer Marc Hudson. They performed two songs from their upcoming studio album ("Cry Thunder" and "Last Fallen World"), as well as a selection from their earlier releases.

Prior to the show, bassist Frédéric Leclerq and drummer Dave Mackintosh did a short interview, where they talked about Hudson's recruitment, the new material, and more. You can now watch the whole interview below.


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Posted: 06.11.2011 by Flower Metal | Comments (12)

Arch Enemy - New DVD Announced

Arch Enemy have announced the release of a new DVD. Their December 13th show in Cologne will be filmed. The band will be supported by Century Media labelmates and thrash metallers Warbringer and Taiwan's melodic black metallers Chthonic.

Angela Gossow commented: "2011 is my 10-year anniversary with Arch Enemy. I want to celebrate this with a very special event — we will film my hometown show in Cologne, Essigfabrik, Germany 13 December 2011 for our upcoming World Khaos Tour DVD release!"


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Posted: 06.11.2011 by Sjuk | Comments (8)

Cynic - New Song Streaming Online

"Box Up My Bones", a brand new song from US progressive metallers Cynic is now streaming online at this location.

"Box Up My Bones" comes off the band's upcoming new EP titled Carbon-Based Anatomy, which will see the light of day on November 11th in Europe (November 15th in North America). More album details were previously reported here.


Band profile: Cynic
Posted: 05.11.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (18)

Napalm Death - New Album Details

Official press release

Leaders of the extreme, genre founders and one of the hardest working/touring bands out there, legendary Napalm Death, are currently giving the final touch to their 14th studio album (excluding the cover album Leaders Not Followers). The new piece of brutality is named Utilitarian and hits stores on February 27th (USA February 28th) 2012, via the band's long time partner Century Media Records. The cover artwork perfectly fits the album theme and was done by the Danish artist Frode Sylthe, who also signed responsible for The Haunted's amazing Revolver artwork.

Singer Mark "Barney" Greenway explains about the album title and concept: "After some deliberation, we have decided on Utilitarian as the album title. We generally try to avoid generic titles, and this seemed to have a lot of scope to it. I won't explain the full meaning of Utilitarianism here because it's an ethical theory, and as ethical theories go, the depth and debate around it is quite heavy at times. It has a certain "morality" aspect to it and that isn't something that drives me, so I also certainly have issues with it. So, rather than just nail that straight to the mast, of course we wanted to put our own spin on it by suggesting that those (i.e. the utilitarian in us, perhaps) who try to challenge everything, or fight against conventions, well, we go through periods of real self-doubt where we wonder if we're really making a difference. I suppose the conclusion is that, for the sake of all our freedoms, you should never stop, as even the feeling of resistance is at least a signal to those who would like to entirely control and dominate us - meaning everything from our instinctive behavior to our human entitlement to walk the earth unprovoked. Regarding the album overall, the final creases should be ironed out fairly soon, and immediately after that we thought it would be good to top it off with a few UK dates. We've been playing one new song ("Quarantined") out on a tour of Canada and it's been well received, so we hope to perhaps throw in another one for now. Either way, we'll be bouncing off the walls again near you very soon. Cheers all."

Napalm Death are already confirmed for the 2012 Wacken Open Air, Hellfest, Maryland Deathfest and many more. If you are an UK citizen, make sure to catch them on their year closing run in November/December and witness some of the new material live!


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Posted: 05.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (12)

Abysmal Dawn - New Video Online

"My Own Savior", the new video from US metallers Abysmal Dawn, can be exclusively viewed at this location. The video was created by Rob Mensas as part of a fan video contest with Metal Injection.

Charles Elliot commented about the winning video: "What can we say other than this guy really impressed us with this video! The dark religious and industrial imagery of the clip fit the song and band perfectly and the look of it is just stunning. You even see the trademark Abysmal Dawn eclipse which was a nice touch as well. Great editing and post effects make this the winner by far. Truly proud to call this our official video. We're drinking and partying with this guy for sure when we see him on our tour with Obscura!"

"My Own Savior" comes off the band's latest album, entitled Leveling The Plane Of Existence, which was released on February 2011 via Relapse Records.


Band profile: Abysmal Dawn
Posted: 05.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)

Animals As Leaders - Audio Samples Of Entire New Album

Audio samples of all the tracks from Weightless, the new album from US metallers Animals As Leaders, are available for streaming at this location.

Weightless was released today in Europe via Prosthetic Records. The album will be released on November 7 in the UK and November 8 in North America.


Posted: 04.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (3)

Lacrimas Profundere - Another New Video Online

"Lips", the new video from German gothic metallers Lacrimas Profundere, is now available for viewing below.

The song comes off the band's latest album, The Grandios Nowhere, which was released in Europe in April 2010 via Napalm Records. The exclusive iTunes single will be released on November 11th. The single includes the title track, two unreleased songs and the clip to "Lips".


Band profile: Lacrimas Profundere
Posted: 04.11.2011 by BudDa | Comments (8)

Deathstars - New Video Online

"Metal", the new video from the Swedish metallers Deathstars, can be viewed at this location.

The song is one of two new tracks featured on the group's upcoming best-of compilation, entitled The Greatest Hits On Earth, which will be released physically and digitally on November 4 via Nuclear Blast Records.


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Posted: 04.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (12)

Nemesea - New Video Online

"Afterlife", the new video from Dutch metallers Nemesea, is now available for viewing at this location.

The song comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled The Quiet Resistance, which will see the light of day on 18th November via Napalm Records. More details about The Quiet Resistance were previously reported over here.


Band profile: Nemesea
Posted: 04.11.2011 by BudDa | Comments (4)

Edge Of Serenity - Working On New Album

Dutch metallers Edge Of Serenity have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:

"Edge Of Serenity will soon reveal its new line-up, including a special guest who will appear on the new album which the band currently is working on.

Member and founder of the band, Wietze, stated: "We only release a new album, when it has the right feeling. And not because there has to be a new album because it has been some while since we released our debut."

Soon more details."


Band profile: Edge Of Serenity
Posted: 04.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (8)

Alcest - New Single Artwork Revealed

Prophecy Productions press release

Alcest's new single Autre Temps (engl. Other Times) will be released on December 2nd, 2011 and is a harbinger of the band's upcoming album Les Voyages De L'Âme (engl. The Journeys Of The Soul), which is scheduled for release in January 2012. In keeping with Les Voyages De L'Âme, Autre Temps presents itself as a beautiful and magical song, which will be available as a blue vinyl 7" (with an etching on one side) limited to 500 copies as well as digital download single.

The vinyl single is now available for pre-order at Prophecy's online shop at this location.

In tandem with the single, also an impressive video clip visually supporting the song's fragile beauty will be released. A short teaser clip can be watched at this location.


Band profile: Alcest
Posted: 04.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (16)