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Nightrage - New Album Details

Nightrage have revealed the following statement about their upcoming 5th album entitled Insidious, which will be released on September 26th in Europe and a day later in North America.

"The new Nightrage album is ready! We are extremely happy with the results and we look forward to sharing this music with all of you. Here is the journey thus far:

"We recorded the music at Zero Gravity studios on Athens, Greece with our great friend Terry Nikas at the helm. He did a fantastic job and provided us with an amazing environment and atmosphere to make the best record possible. Antony had the pleasure as well to work on the vocals in a very different setting with Ryan Butler at his Arcane Digital Recording studio in Arizona. Ryan has been assisting us with demo sessions since the last album and it felt very natural for us to try the final product with him.

"We then went to Studio Fredman located in Gothenburg Sweden for the mix and master. Our longtime producer Fredrik Nordström and Henrik Udd worked long and hard to make the best out of what we gave them. We have recorded sixteen songs overall, and as we promised before our guest players actually need no introduction.

Insidious tracklist:

1. So far Away (Intro)
2. Delirium Of The Fallen (w/ Apollo Papathanasio of Firewind)
3. Insidious (w/ Tomas Lindberg of At The Gates/ Lock Up)
4. Wrapped In Deceitful Dreams (w/ Gus G of Ozzy Osbourne/Firewind & Tom S. Englund of Evergrey)
5. Hate Turns Black
6. Sham Piety (w/ Tomas Lindberg)
7. Cloaked In Wolf Skin
8. This World Is Coming To An End (w/ Tomas Lindberg & Apollo Papathanasio)
9. Utmost Ends Of Pain
10. Poignant Memories
11. Hush Of Night
12. Poisoned Pawn
13. Solar Eclipse (Prelude) (w/ John K of Biomechanical)
14. Solar Corona (w/ Gus G & Tom S Englund)
15. Emblem Of light (Outro) (w/ John K)

Japanese Bonus Track and Digital only bonus:
16. Photograph (Def Leppard cover w/Apollo Papathanasio)

Nightrage is heading out for the "Frets Of Fury" full North America tour with their partners in crime Firewind, Arsis and White Wizzard in the of the release of Insidious. Tour dates can be viewed at this location.


Band profile: Nightrage
Posted: 30.06.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (8)

Machinery - Calls It Quits

Swedish metallers Machinery have called it quit.

Guitarist/vocalist Michel Isberg states:

Hi Everyone!

"I got some sad news for ya but the time has come that Machinery will be no more! We've reached to a point where we asked ourselves is it all worth it? And there are many reasons why we've reached for this conclusion! Some of them are too long and boring to even try to explain and some others that are beyond our control!

"However, we will form a new band, that doesn't have a label attached to itself, a history or a name yet. All in all we feel quite good on the situation and look forward to create new music again! At this moment nothing is decided yet but stay tuned during this summer for the announcement of our new endeavours!"

MOSH on folks!


Band profile: Machinery
Posted: 30.06.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (9)

Amon Amarth - New Video Online

"Destroyer Of The Universe", a new video from Sweden's vikings Amon Amarth, has been made available online.

"Destroyer Of The Universe" comes off the band's latest release, Surtur Rising, released this March through Metal Blade Records. The live video was shot on the band's May 6th stop in Philadelphia, PA at the Theatre Of Living Arts by director David Brodsky of MyGoodEye (The Black Dahlia Murder, The Devin Townsend Project, Suicide Silence, Municipal Waste, Whitechapel, etc).

"This time around we wanted to catch the energy and atmosphere of a live show, so we simply went for a live video. We look forward to get back to North America in August to continue and fulfill the 'Evening' tour, meanwhile enjoy the video." comments guitarist Olavi Mikkonen.


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Posted: 30.06.2011 by RcK | Comments (10)

Exhumed - Full Album Stream Online, North American Tour Announced

All Guts, No Glory, the new upcoming album from US gore grinders Exhumed, is now available for streaming in its entirety over at MetalSucks.


All Guts, No Glory will be released on July 5th through Relapse Records. More album details were previously reported over here.

In other news, Exhumed will embark, together with label mates Cephalic Carnage, on a North American tour by the end of July. Support acts are set to be Macabre and Withered.


Band profile: Exhumed
Event: Exhumed + Cephalic Carnage + Macabre + Withered
Posted: 30.06.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (4)

Dream Theater - New Song Online

"On The Backs Of Angels", a brand-new track from Progressive drama metal band Dream Theater can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.

"On The Backs Of Angels" comes off the band's upcoming new album, entitled A Dramatic Turn Of Events, which will be released on September 12th through Roadrunner Records. More album details were previously reported over here.


Band profile: Dream Theater
Posted: 30.06.2011 by Ag Fox | Comments (25)

Mastodon - New Song Online

"Deathbound", a brand-new track from US sludge metallers Mastodon, is now available for streaming on Adult Swim. Also, a music video for "Deathbound" can be seen bellow.

"Deathbound" is the band's upcoming single, which is set to be released on June 28th through Adult Swim.


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Posted: 28.06.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (23)

Ozzy Osbourne - Suffers From Laryngitis, Forced To Cancel Tonight's Graspop Appearance

Legendary heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne, designated Saturday headliner of the Graspop Metal Meeting taking place this weekend in Dessel, Belgium, had to cancel tonight's performance as he suffers from severe laryngitis and his doctor has ordered an immediate 72 hours vocal rest before further evaluation.

Comments Ozzy: "I was so looking forward to performing at the legendary Graspop Metal Meeting. It really pains me to let people down and it is with great disappointment that I am unable to perform for the great fans of Belgium."

The festival schedule has been modified accordingly. Former co-headliners Judas Priest will now headline on Saturday in a two-hour performance featuring a special laser show. Belgian thrashers Channel Zero have been added to the billing on short notice and will perform a 60 minute show, the first time they'll be performing their reunion album Feed 'Em With A Brick live.


Band profile: Ozzy Osbourne
Event: Graspop Metal Meeting
Posted: 25.06.2011 by Promonex | Comments (13)

Anthrax - Brand New Song Online

A brand new track "Fight 'Em 'Til You Can't" has been made available to stream online at this location:

If you would like to download the mp3 of the song, then visit this location and enter your email address.

"To all of our friends around the world:

Anthrax fans are the most loyal fans ever. You've been waiting a long, long time for us to release new music. With Joey back in the band, we know that the anticipation is really high, and we love you for that.
So, as a way for us to say THANK YOU, we decided to make our brand-new track, "Fight 'em 'til You Can't," available as a free download, giving all of you a taste of what's to come on our first new studio album in eight years - "Worship Music" that will be out September 13.
Thank you for sticking with us my friends and now join us on this zombie killing thrill ride we call "Fight 'em 'til You Can't."

BANG YOUR HEADS!!!" - Scott, Charlie, Frankie, Joey & Rob


Band profile: Anthrax
Posted: 24.06.2011 by Baz Anderson | Comments (45)

Fleshgod Apocalypse - Reveal Album Cover Art

Italy's brutal horde, Fleshgod Apocalypse, has revealed the cover art for the band's Nuclear Blast Records debut Agony, due on August 9th.

Marco Hasmann, who worked with the band on the previous releases, Mafia and Oracles, crafted the record's intricate cover design.

The band comments: "The album cover is about the eternal struggle of mankind; we're condemned to live facing our evil side, which dwells in every one of us. We are like tied to the ground, forced in chains that can't be broken, so the man in the cover is representing all humanity and its eternal agony, knowing that it's almost impossible to liberate ourselves from the obscurity of our nature. Unless we decide to admit to ourselves who we are and face our doom, that would be the only way to free our kind and rise to an higher conscience, someday."

Agony tracklist:

01. Temptation
02. The Hypocrisy
03. The Imposition
04. The Deceit
05. The Violation
06. The Egoism
07. The Betrayal
08. The Forsaking
09. The Oppression
10. Agony


Band profile: Fleshgod Apocalypse
Posted: 24.06.2011 by Thryce | Comments (28)

Blood Red Throne - New Album Almost Finished

Norwegian death metal quintet Blood Red Throne are putting the finishing touches on the mix of their next studio album. For that occasion, the band revealed three brand-new song titles on Facebook, called "Trapped, Terrified, Dead", "Proliferated Unto Hemophobia" and "Graveworld".

"Trapped, Terrified, Dead", "Proliferated Unto Hemophobia" and "Graveworld" come off the band's upcoming as-yet-untitled new album, which will be released later this year through Earache Records.


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Posted: 24.06.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (4)

Black Tide - New Video Online

"That Fire", the new video from Miami-based hard-rock quartet Black Tide can now be watched over at this location.

The clip was directed by Paul R. Brown (Stone Sour, Slipknot, Korn, Godsmack, Avenged Sevenfold) in Los Angeles and features a live performance of the song, while lead singer Gabriel Garcia deceives his future bride with her bridesmaids.

"It's for the dudes that have girlfriends on the side," explains bassist Zakk Sandler.

"That Fire" comes off the band's upcoming new album, entitled Post Mortem, which will be released on August 23rd through DGC/Interscope Records.


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Posted: 24.06.2011 by ImNotMetal | Comments (7)

Ghost Brigade - New Album Details

Ghost Brigade's forthcoming album will be entitled Until Fear No Longer Defines Us. The new album will hit the stores on August 19th in Europe and on August 23rd in North America through Season of Mist.

Until Fear No Longer Defines Us will be released as a CD digipak limited to the first pressing, a double gatefold coloured vinyl with digital download card, and a collector's box with CD Digipak, regular or unisex t-shirt, leather bracelet, postcard hand-signed by all band members and metal button badges.

Find the cover artwork and tracklist of the band's third opus below.


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Posted: 23.06.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (13)

Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire - New Song Online

"Opaque", a brand-new track from US grind quartet Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire, has been made available for streaming over at Bandcamp.

"Opaque" comes off the band's upcoming split release, simply entitled Split, with French chaotic hardcore act Nesseria, which will be released on August 1st through Throatruiner Records and Wooaaargh Records.


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Posted: 23.06.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (3)

Dark Funeral - Former Drummer Rejoins

Nils "Dominator" Fjellström (ex-Aeon, In Battle), who announced his departure from Swedish black metallers Dark Funeral only a couple of months ago, has now rejoined the band.

Dominator comments: "After a short break of focusing on other aspects of my life, it's a great privilege for me to announce my return to Dark Funeral. The time off has fueled my inspiration and urge to get back behind the kit and annihilate. It's an honour to play alongside my fellow brothers again. May Dark Funeral rise to dominate once more."

Mainman Lord Ahriman comments: "It feels absolutely killer to be working with Dominator again. He's not only an amazing drummer, but also a very good friend. And I'm glad he's back in the band. A massive welcome back brother! Now, let's together set the world ablaze and conquer the universe once and for all!"

Guitarist Chaq Mol comments: "Finally, a missing brother is back from his walkabout. And the search for a drummer is officially over. Once again we have the honor to play with the best drummer ever. Welcome back Dominator, my brother!"


Band profile: Dark Funeral
Posted: 23.06.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (8)

Generation Kill - Debut Album In September

Generation Kill, the crossover outfit featuring Exodus frontman Rob Dukes, have named their debut album Red, White and Blood and will unleash this thrashing beast on next September 16th in Europe and on September 27th in North America through Season Of Mist.

Prior to this, a digital single including the title track of the album and a cover of Nine Inch Nails's classic "Wish" will be released worldwide on July 4th.

A two-minute sample of "Red White And Blood" is available for streaming over at Facebook.

Red White And Blood was recorded at J. Rod Production Studios in New City, New York (where the vocal tracks for Exodus' Let There Be Blood and Overkill's Ironbound were previously laid down).

According to a press release, "The original concept of the band was to break away from the current formula by embracing their roots and incorporating them into the project.

Generation Kill is a true crossover band. Each song has its own identity, and mood, which gives the band its original sound without abandoning their influences."

Generation Kill line-up:

Rob Dukes (Exodus) - vocals
Rob Moschetti (ex-Pro-Pain, Method Of Destruction) - bass/backing vocals
Lou Lehman - lead guitar
Jason Trenczer - lead guitar
Sam Inzerra (Mortician) - drums


Band profile: Exodus
Posted: 23.06.2011 by Thryce | Comments (3)