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Freedom Call - New Song Streaming Online

"Sun In The Dark", a brand new song from German power metallers Freedom Call is currently streaming online exclusively at this location. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album Land Of The Crimson Dawn, which will be released on February 28th via SPV/Steamhammer. More album details were previously reported here.

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Source: bravewords.com
Band profile: Freedom Call
Posted: 12.02.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (9)


Ill Niño - To Enter The Studio Next Month

US nu metal act Ill Niño will enter the studio next month to begin working on their sixth full-length album, the follow-up to 2010's Dead New World. The band plans to release the new album in the summer.

Vocalist Cristian Machado commented: "It's 2012 & we're all still alive. It's time to redefine Latin metal."

Drummer Dave Chavarri stated: "This time around, we want to explore Latin and Tribal rhythms we have never explored in the past 5 releases, giving us no musical boundaries at all."

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Ill Niño
Posted: 12.02.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (0)


Hayagriva - Release New Video

"Emperor Awaits", a brand new video from Malaysian melodic black metallers Hayagriva has premiered exclusively at this location and you can watch it below. The song comes off the band's latest output Descendant XII, released earlier this year via Khakan Production. The video was shot in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, during the recording of the album Descendant XII and was produced and directed by Rizal Yusof.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Hayagriva
Posted: 12.02.2012 by Mantheravathee | Comments (9)


Nothnegal - Recruit New Vocalist

Maldivian death metallers Nothnegal have announced the addition of a new band member, vocalist Affan.

The band posted the following on their Facebook page: "Our first performance with the new lineup was on Summerstorm Festival in India... as you may have noticed we have new band member now! You have already heard his voice on our album on the songs "Sins Of Our Creations" and "Singularity"... Guys, Affan is now an official member of Nothnegal!"

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Source: facebook.com
Posted: 12.02.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (1)


Ahab - Announce European Tour With Esoteric And Ophis

German funeral doom metallers Ahab will hit the road in May/June for a string of European tour dates with Esoteric and Ophis. The final tour dates for the Doomwards Let Us Row Tour have been confirmed, after the band announced it on a recent band update.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Ahab
Event: Ahab & Esoteric: Doomwards Let Us Row European Tour 2012
Posted: 11.02.2012 by BloodTears | Comments (18)


Ministry - Announce European Tour Dates

US industrial metallers Ministry have announced a series of European summer shows in support of their upcoming new release Relapse. Ministry's touring line-up includes Al Jourgensen (frontman/vox/guitars), Mike Scaccia (Ministry/Rigor Mortis) guitars, Casey Orr (Rigor Mortis) bass, John Bechdel (Ministry/Killing Joke/Fear Factory) keyboards, Aaron Rossi (Ministry/RevCo) drums and Sin Quirin (Ministry/RevCo) guitars. Soulfly's bassist Tony Campos is not performing due to scheduling conflicts.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Ministry
Event: Ministry: 2012 DeFibRilLaTouR Europe
Posted: 11.02.2012 by DaMaGeR | Comments (1)


Devildriver - Writing New Album

US metallers Devildriver are already in the process of writing their sixth album, according to guitarist Jeff Kendrick, who issued the following update on his personal twitter account: "Mike Spreitzer (guitar), John Boecklin (drums) and myself have begun the process of writing the 6th Devildriver album! Excited to get going!"

The new album will be the follow-up to 2011's Beast.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: DevilDriver
Posted: 11.02.2012 by DaMaGeR | Comments (6)


Frailty - Unveil New Album Details, Trailer Online

Latvian death/doom metallers Frailty have announced that they will release their second full-length album titled Melpomene on February 24th through Arx Productions. The band also released an official album trailer which you can listen to below.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Frailty
Posted: 11.02.2012 by Deinonychus | Comments (4)


Evile - To Debut In Memoriam At HMV Next Big Thing In Memory Of David Gold

As previously reported, UK thrashers Evile will be headlining the HMV Next Big Thing festival alongside Savage Messiah and Cerebral Bore, taking place today. Canadian metallers Woods Of Ypres, however, will not be participating due to the death of the late David Gold. Now Evile plan to play the ballad "In Memoriam", off their latest album Five Serpent's Teeth, in memory of Gold.

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Source: earachenews.blogspot.com
Band profile: Evile
Event: HMV Next Big Thing
Posted: 11.02.2012 by Project Endgame | Comments (0)


Dark End - New Album Cover Art And Tracklist Revealed

Italian symphonic/horror metallers Dark End have unveiled the artwork and tracklist for their upcoming new album entitled Grand Guignol, Book I, which will be released this month via Arcane Witchcraft Coven in a first strictly limited edition (500 copies).

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Source: facebook.com
Posted: 11.02.2012 by BloodTears | Comments (3)


Unisonic - Unveil Debut Album Artwork And Tracklist

German metallers Unisonic, featuring former Helloween members Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray, Ex-Iron Savior) and Michael Kiske (Place Vendome, Avantasia), have unveiled their debut album artwork (created by graphic artist Martin Haeusler) and tracklist. The self-titled album will be released on March 30th via earMUSIC/Edel. More album details were previously reported here and here.

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Source: unisonic.de
Posted: 11.02.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (1)


Mörker - Recruit New Drummer Jani Niemelä

Swedish black metallers Mörker have recruited a new drummer for the band: Jani Niemelä (Evil-Lÿn). The band checked in with the following announcement: "New drummer found. An old friend of ours, Jani Niemelä, will handle the drums on our upcoming album, which we will start recording in March. More about that later."

More details on Mörker's upcoming album will be announced soon.

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Source: myspace.com
Posted: 11.02.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (0)


Kreator - New Album Cover Art Revealed

German thrash metallers Kreator have finally unveiled Phantom Antichrist's cover art. Their new album marks the debut for Nuclear Blast and is set for release on June 1st (Europe) and June 5th (North America). More album details were previously reported here.

The band posted the following on their Facebook page: "And here it is! We just revealed the cover art of our highly anticipated new album Phantom Antichrist. The piece has been created by iconic artworker Wes Benscoter who has worked for heavyweights such as Slayer, Dio or Black Sabbath before."

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Kreator
Posted: 10.02.2012 by DaMaGeR | Comments (31)


Six Feet Under - Bassist Matt DeVries Leaves The Band

US death metallers Six Feet Under have announced via Facebook that bassist Matt DeVries is no longer part of the band.

Official statement from the band: "Matt DeVries (ex-Chimaira), who came on board as Six Feet Under's touring bassist in 2011, has decided to depart the brutality laden death metal act to pursue other musical endeavors. Details on who will be stepping in as the permanent bassist will be announced in the coming months."

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Six Feet Under
Posted: 10.02.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (0)


Fear Factory - Reveal New Album Title

After revealing that the band was working on a new album, Fear Factory's guitarist Dino Cazares has now confirmed that the band's upcoming album will be entitled The Industrialist. All other details are still under wraps for the time being.

Dino Cazares posted this short update on his personal Facebook page: "Some of you already know this but the ones who don't the new FF CD is called The Industrialist."

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Fear Factory
Posted: 10.02.2012 by DaMaGeR | Comments (8)