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Visions Of Atlantis - Former Singer Dies At Age 27

Austrian symphonic metal band Visions Of Atlantis has revealed the following update: "In deep mourning and with highest respect we have to notify all Visions Of Atlantis fans that our former female singer Nicole Bogner has passed away at the age of 27 after fighting a severe disease over a long period of time. The band is shocked about the loss of an old VoA-family member but wants to express sincere gratitude to Nicole not only for 5 years of sharing a musical Vision but also for more than a decade of friendship inside and outside of Visions Of Atlantis."

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Visions Of Atlantis
Posted: 06.01.2012 by Abattoir | Comments (28)


Satariel - Founding Member Mikael Granqvist Rejoins The Band

Swedish metallers Satariel have announced that Mikael Granqvist has returned to the band.

Statement from the band: "Satariel welcome guitarist and founding member Mikael Granqvist back in the band. When Mike decided to quit after recording the Chifra EP, we lost an important creative force and also a big part of the Satariel spirit. It isn't an overstatement to say that much of our drive and resolve vanished - to some extent leading us into the long hiatus we've only just recently recovered from. Therefore, we're really happy that circumstances changed and Mike wanted back in. Fuck yeah!"

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Satariel
Posted: 06.01.2012 by Abattoir | Comments (1)


Pain Of Salvation - New Guitarist Announced

Pain Of Salvation is now complete, with the addition of their new guitarist Ragnar Zolberg. The band had this to say about the new addition: "We are certain that Ragnar will have everything that's needed to kick your asses on the upcoming tour, and our first four days of rehearsals only strengthened that feeling. He is an excellent guitar player and an outstanding vocalist, and he knows how to make use of those abilities while rocking out on stage. On top of that he is an awesome person. What's not to like?"

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Source: painofsalvation.com
Band profile: Pain Of Salvation
Posted: 06.01.2012 by BoxCar Willy | Comments (28)


Converge - New Album Title Revealed

US hardcore punkers Converge have unveiled the title of their new album. All We Love We Leave Behind will be the 8th full-length album from the group from Massachusetts and is due to be released this summer via Epitaph Records. All We Love We Leave Behind will be the follow-up to 2009's Axe To Fall.

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Source: metalhammer.co.uk
Band profile: Converge
Posted: 06.01.2012 by kual21 | Comments (2)


Lacuna Coil - Second Album Teaser Posted Online

Italian gothic metallers Lacuna Coil have posted online the second album teaser entitled "Chapter II: While You Sleep", from the upcoming album Dark Adrenaline, due to be released via Century Media Records on January 24th. The video is the second of six conceptual teaser clips to be released by the band before the album release.


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Posted: 06.01.2012 by kual21 | Comments (3)


Apocalyptica - Cancel Shows In Brazil And Chile

Finnish cello metallers Apocalyptica announced on their official website that the dates previously scheduled for Brazil and Chile have been cancelled due to issues with the promoter.

In a New Year update, the band stated: "A Happy New Year to all of you! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas time with your friends and family as well as a blasting night to start 2012! We are super excited to start our Latin American tour in a few days. It has been years since we met all of you in this part of the world... Unfortunately within the last weeks we faced many difficulties with the concert promoter who was hired to do the shows in Chile and Brazil."

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Source: apocalyptica.com
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Event: Apocalyptica: Latin America Tour 2012
Posted: 06.01.2012 by kual21 | Comments (3)


Swallow The Sun - New Video Online

"Cathedral Walls" (feat. Anette Olzon), a new video from Finnish melodic death/doom metallers Swallow The Sun can now be seen below. The song for the video is taken from the band's upcoming album Emerald Forest And The Blackbird, which is scheduled for release on February 1st. The video was directed by Tage Rönnqvist. More album details here.

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Source: facebook.com
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Posted: 05.01.2012 by Abattoir | Comments (25)


Lay Down Rotten - New Album Details

The German death metal assault Lay Down Rotten has set February 24th as the release date for its upcoming album Mask Of Malice, and follow-up to 2009's Gospel Of The Wretched.

The album was recorded and mastered by Thilo Krieger in Desert-Inn Studio.

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Source: laydownrotten.com
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Posted: 05.01.2012 by DEATH666 | Comments (2)


Eternal Tears Of Sorrow - Update On Upcoming Album

About the band's upcoming 7th album and follow-up to 2009's Children Of The Dark Waters, Finnish extreme power metallers Eternal Tears Of Sorrow issue the following update.

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Source: eternaltears.fi
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Posted: 05.01.2012 by Flower Metal | Comments (12)


Eluveitie - New Song Online

"A Rose For Epona", a new track from Swiss folk metallers Eluveitie is now streaming online.

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Source: eluveitie.ch
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Posted: 05.01.2012 by Sjuk | Comments (25)


Summer Breeze Open Air 2012 - New Bands Announced

Summer Breeze Open Air has a Christmas calendar of its own and has announced its first round of bands for the 2012 edition, a few on each day before Christmas.

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Source: summer-breeze.de
Event: Summer Breeze Open Air - 15th Anniversary
Posted: 05.01.2012 by corrupt | Comments (2)


Darkseed - Part Ways With Vocalist, Replacement Announced

German gothic metallers Darkseed have announced that Mike Schmutzer is their new frontman and singer.

The band states: "Why a new singer? In Harry's eyes, there was no chance to reconcile live dates and his job. When we started to plan new live activities, his sight of the things came to surface... unfortunately after we announced him as our new singer and did the Poison Awaits album with him. Due to intolerable interferences like this, there was no other way than to break up with him."

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Source: darkseed.com
Band profile: Darkseed
Posted: 05.01.2012 by Abattoir | Comments (3)


King Of Asgard - Enter Studio In March

Swedish folk metallers King Of Asgard will hit Sonic Train Studios in early March to record the follower to their debut album Fi'mbulvintr, which was released back in 2010.

The band comments: "We're glad to get back there in early March and to get some new stuff on tape. This also being the first time recording with Lars on guitar. The material for this coming release is a natural step forward for King Of Asgard. It differs quite a lot though the foundation of our musical roots still are very present. A natural progression of the sounds on Fi'mbulvintr! Song titles include "Gap Of Ginnungs" and "Plague-ridden Rebirth".

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Source: kingofasgard.com
Band profile: King Of Asgard
Posted: 05.01.2012 by Windrider | Comments (0)


Tracedawn - New Video Released

Finnish melodic death metallers Tracedawn have released a new music video for their song "Breed Insane". The song is taken from the band's upcoming release Lizard Dusk due out in February and the first one with their new lead singer Niko Kalliojärvi. The video can be viewed below.


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Source: tracedawn.com
Band profile: Tracedawn
Posted: 05.01.2012 by Giza | Comments (7)


Killswitch Engage - Vocalist Relieved From Duty

US metallers Killswitch Engage announced on their official website that the band decided to continue without vocalist Howard Jones. The band is now making preparations for the upcoming album, due to be released at some point later in the year. The band issued the following update:

"To our family, friends and fans: We have decided to continue on without Howard Jones as the singer of Killswitch Engage. We love Howard and are thankful for the nine years that we've had him in the band. Out of respect for everyone involved we will not be discussing the specific reasons behind this decision. Howard is a part of our family and always will be, and we wish him well. He has left big shoes to fill, so we certainly have our work cut out for us to find the next singer of Killswitch, something we plan on making priority #1 going forward. Most importantly, thanks to all of you for all the support throughout the years and for sticking by us for all this time. We really do appreciate it and we very much look forward to having a new record for all of you in the not too-distant future that we can all be proud of. Sincerely, Adam, Joel, Mike, and Justin."

Thanks also to CHEF METAL HEAD!

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Source: killswitchengage.com
Band profile: Killswitch Engage
Posted: 05.01.2012 by kual21 | Comments (33)