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Tesseract - Recording New Material

Tesseract is in the studio for the first time with newly announced vocalist, Elliot Coleman.

Originally featured on their debut album One , the band is re-recording "Eden" with Coleman on vocals and will also be releasing a music video in for the track. More details will be announced shortly, but in the meantime TesseracT has released studio footage of the recording process which can be seen below.

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Source: centurymedia.com
Band profile: TesseracT
Posted: 01.09.2011 by Thryce | Comments (3)


Throne Of Katarsis - New Album Details Revealed

Norwegian black metal horde Throne Of Katarsis are planning to release their third album, Ved Graven, this autumn.

Ved Graven (fundamentally translated to "at the grave") is ultimately the darkest material written by the band since their inception in 2004. Cold and raw, and with the bizarre aura of an everlasting funeral, Throne of Katarsis recorded the seven rites of this album over three long nights, recording in total darkness. All instruments and vocals were recorded in a live séance in order to capture the aura the band creates during their convocations. Several guitar leads were added to this sinister mix, as well as an organ, recorded during a late night ceremony at a local church in Norway.

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Source: americanaftermath.net
Posted: 01.09.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (0)


Hatesphere - New Album Trailer Online

The Great Bludgeoning, the new upcoming album of Danish death/thrash metal act Hatesphere will be 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 on September 27th in the USA and Canada through Napalm Records.

The album is described as "a merciless and brutal inferno that will leave a trail of destruction in its wake." You can check out the official album trailer for the upcoming release below.

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Hatesphere
Posted: 01.09.2011 by BudDa | Comments (0)


Nightwish - Change Upcoming Album Title

According to a posting on the official Nightwish website, the band has changed the title of the upcoming album and movie from Imaginarium to Imaginaerum "in order to avoid mix-ups with various things named Imaginarium."

Nightwish recently inked a new European deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band's new album will be released somewhere in December. The US version of the CD will be made available through Roadrunner Records.

Imaginaerum - the movie will be shot in September on a secret location. If all goes well, the film will arrive at some point in 2012.

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Source: nightwish.com
Band profile: Nightwish
Posted: 01.09.2011 by Flower Metal | Comments (12)


Miseration - New Drummer Announced

Yesterday we informed you that Swedish death metallers Miseration are currently working on a new full-length album together with producer/The Crown guitarist Marko Tervonen (read all about it here). In the same update, the band also announced they have parted ways with drummer Rolf Pilve. Today we can tell you that his replacement will be Oscar Nilsson, of Saint Daemon and Despite fame.

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Miseration
Posted: 01.09.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (0)


Opeth - Exclusive Live Album To Be Made Available With Rock Hard Magazine

The September 2011 issue of Germany's Rock Hard magazine will include a big cover story and world-exclusive live CD by Swedish progressive metallers Opeth that won't be available at record stores.

The Devil's Orchard - Live At Rock Hard Festival is a five-song, 50-minute effort which is described as "an outstanding recording made in 2009" when the band stunned the audience with an awesome performance in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The CD will also include "The Devil's Orchard", the first single from Opeth's long-awaited new studio album, Heritage.

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Source: roadrunnerrecords.com
Band profile: Opeth
Posted: 01.09.2011 by LonesomeRider | Comments (2)


Welicoruss - New Single Online

Kharnha, a brand-new two-song single from Russian symphonic black metal band Welicoruss has been made available for free download over at this location.

"Kharnha" and "Dolmen" come off the band's upcoming new album. More details are still to be revealed.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Welicoruss
Posted: 01.09.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (0)


Alice Cooper - New Guitarist Announced

Alice Cooper announced that eminent guitar prodigy Orianthi will join his band, replacing departing guitarist Damon Johnson, for the next leg of his 2011 No More Mr. Nice Guy world tour starting September 22,2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. Currently in progress, the tour hits ninety plus cities, covering five continents, including Europe and North America twice over.

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Source: alicecooper.com
Band profile: Alice Cooper
Posted: 01.09.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (8)


Oranssi Pazuzu - Sign With Spinefarm Records

Oranssi Pazuzu has signed a record deal with Finnish label Spinefarm Records.

The band also revealed there's a new full-length album coming out on October 26th, entitled Kosmonument. Vinyl version will also be available.

One of the new tracks off that new album, called "Uusi Olento Nousee", is available for streaming over at MySpace.

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Oranssi Pazuzu
Posted: 01.09.2011 by Array | Comments (3)


Royal Hunt - Busy Recording New Album

Royal Hunt are getting ready to enter the studio to record a new - yet untitled - album. The band's 11th studio album is expected to be released in November/December through Marquee/Avalon (Japan and SE Asia) and Frontiers Records (rest of the world).

The band describes the music as a "full-fledged return to that classic RH sound" which put the band on the map in the first place, all the way back in 1991.

The line-up on the album will be the same as the line-up appearing on the mini-reunion-tour this spring.

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Source: royalhunt.com
Band profile: Royal Hunt
Posted: 01.09.2011 by andreosokin | Comments (7)


Melechesh - Announce Step In Guitarist For Upcoming Tour

For the upcoming Lux Mundi Tour, Shandy "Aethyris" McKay, former Absu and current Pantheon I guitarist, will be covering for Melechesh's Moloch due to Moloch's PHD commitments.

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Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Melechesh
Posted: 31.08.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (2)


The Devil Wears Prada - Entire New Album Streaming Online

Dead Throne, the new upcoming album from US Christian metalcore act The Devil Wears Prada, is now available for streaming in its entirety over at this location.

Dead Throne will be released in the US on September 13 through Ferret Music and one day earlier internationally through Roadrunner Records.

The album was recorded at Zing Studios in Massachusetts with producer Adam Dutkiewicz (guitarist in Killswitch Engage, Times Of Grace).

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Source: deadthrone.com
Posted: 31.08.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (5)


Danzig - New Compilation Album In October

Danzig will release a new two-disc greatest-hits compilation, entitled The Essential Danzig, on October 25 through Sony Legacy.

The exact tracklist and cover artwork for the collection have yet to be revealed, though the release is already available for pre-order on Amazon.com.

More details as soon as they become available.

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Source: roadrunnerrecords.com
Band profile: Danzig
Posted: 31.08.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (3)


Cradle Of Filth - Mini-Album Cover Art Revealed

British extreme metallers Cradle Of Filth will release a new a new CD/DVD mini-album, entitled Evermore Darkly..., on October 10 in Europe through Peaceville Records and on October 18 in North America through Nuclear Blast.

The band has now revealed the cover artwork, which was done by Natalie Shau.

The package will include a DVD with a tour documentary, live tracks recorded at 2011's Graspop festival, and the video for "Lilith Immaculate". More details were previously reported over here.


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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Cradle Of Filth
Posted: 31.08.2011 by DarkSymphony500 | Comments (27)


Ørkenkjøtt - New Song Online

"Livets Frø", a brand-new track from Norwegian alternative metal band Ørkenkjøtt has been made available for streaming over at Facebook.

"Livets Frø" comes off the band's upcoming as-yet-untitled debut release, which will be released as soon as the band finds a record label.

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Source: facebook.com
Posted: 31.08.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (0)