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White Skull - Reveal New Album Title And Enter The Studio

After former vocalist Federica "Wild Sister" De Boni came back, the Italian power metal band White Skull has been working on their new album. Finally, the band announced that their new album will be entitled Under This Flag. They also confirmed that the band entered the studio on November 3rd to begin recording the new album to be released sometime during 2012.

The band posted the following on their official Facebook page: "The band will enter the studio on 3 November to begin work on new album, the title will be Under This Flag. In the near future other news."


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Posted: 09.11.2011 by Sostoa | Comments (2)

Gojira - Ink Deal With Roadrunner Records

Roadrunner Records press release:

Roadrunner Records announced today the addition of French metal behemoths Gojira to the label. The band is universally recognized as one of the most talented and extreme art-metal acts on the scene today. Gojira is one of those rare bands that comes along every couple of years and takes everything you know about metal, twists it, reimagines it and comes up with something wholly unique. It's doubtful you've heard anything like Gojira before. The band makes that much of an impact with its music and approach.


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Posted: 09.11.2011 by warensemble | Comments (6)

Saint Vitus - Sign With Season Of Mist

Season Of Mist press release:

Season of Mist is proud to welcome doom legends Saint Vitus to the roster! The band just completed their eighth studio album, their first since 1995. Saint Vitus is now made of guitarist Dave Chandler, drummer Henry Vasquez, bassist Mark Adams and seminal vocalist Scott "Wino" Weinrich, who recorded his first album with the band in over 20 years!


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Posted: 09.11.2011 by Dizzeke | Comments (4)

Children Of Bodom - North American Anniversary Tour

Finnish extreme power metallers Children Of Bodom have announced a North American headlining tour in celebration of the band's 15th Anniversary.

Presented by ESP in association with Full Metal Jackie, the quindecennial trek will kick off on January 30, 2012 in Rochester, NY and run through March 4, hitting 26 cities over the course of the five week jaunt.

Support on the tour will come from Swiss folk metal band Eluveitie, Boston extreme metal band Revocation and Canada's Threat Signal.


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Event: Children Of Bodom: 15th Anniversary North American Tour
Posted: 08.11.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (22)

Metal Storm - Down Contest Winners

The Down contest closed a week ago, and we can now reveal the winners.


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Posted: 08.11.2011 by Baz Anderson | Comments (12)

As I Lay Dying - New Song Streaming Online

"Paralyzed", a brand-new song from US metalcore act As I Lay Dying is now available online. You can listen to it at this location or in the lyric video below. The song comes off their upcoming compilation album Decas, set for release in November. More album details were previously reported here.


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Posted: 08.11.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (3)

Obscura - To Release Demo Compilation

German progressive/technical death metallers Obscura will release a demo compilation, of the band's early recordings and brand-new cover songs, in March next year, entitled Illegimitation.


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Posted: 08.11.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (5)

Nightwish - New Album Listening Session Teaser Online

Finnish symphonic metallers Nightwish have just released another teaser for the band's highly anticipated new album Imaginaerum, which is going to be released on November 30th in Finland and on December 2nd in Europe. You can watch the listening session teaser below. More album details were previously reported here.


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Posted: 08.11.2011 by warensemble | Comments (29)

Ulcerate - Sign With Relapse Records

Relapse Records press release

Relapse Records is extremely proud to announce the signing of New Zealand progressive death metallers Ulcerate.

Ulcerate (Paul Kelland: Bass/vocals, Michael Hoggard: Guitars, William Cleverdon: Guitars, and Jamie Saint Merat: Drums) formed in 2000 and has previously released three full-length albums. The band's latest album, The Destroyers Of All, was released earlier this year and received international critical acclaim for its blend of ambitious songwriting and unorthodox extremity. Ulcerate will enter the studio next fall to begin recording their Relapse debut.

Ulcerate's Jamie Saint Merat commented on the signing and the band's upcoming tour dates: "Working with Relapse is a very logical next step for us, and we're really looking forward to the partnership. Their presence of quality releases regardless of genre, overarching aesthetic and attention to detail is something that we find very natural to align with, as well as being fans of the label's releases well before the band was even started. In terms of what's next for the Ulcerate, 2012 will be a big year for us - in February we're touring Europe for 23 dates with our good friends in Svart Crown, followed up by Maryland Deathfest X and accompanying side-shows in the US in May, New Zealand shows in December (2011) and January, and a tentative return to Australia mid-year. We'll also begin work on album number 4..."

An official listing of tour dates will be announced shortly. For additional information on Ulcerate, stay tuned to, the Ulcerate official site, Facebook or MySpace page.


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Posted: 08.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (20)

Ghost - N. American Tour Dates

Swedish metallers Ghost will finally come over to the United States and Canada. This time together with Blood Ceremony and Ancient VVisdom and this tour will go under the banner of "13 Dates Of Doom".


Event: Ghost: 13 Dates Of Doom
Posted: 07.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (4)

Full Of Hate 2012 - Guest Band Revealed

Nexus Inferis, the future extreme metallers hailing from UK, are confirmed to play alongside Cannibal Corpse and Behemoth, amongst other, on their upcoming Full Of Hate Tour, taking off in early February next year.


Event: Full Of Hate Tour 2012
Posted: 07.11.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (4)

Uriah Heep - Announce UK Tour

After the successful release of 23rd album Into The Wild earlier in the year, the legendary band have announced ten UK tour dates for December:


Band profile: Uriah Heep
Event: Uriah Heep: UK Tour
Posted: 07.11.2011 by Baz Anderson | Comments (0)

Cattle Decapitation - New Album Writing Update

Posted by the band on Facebook

In November 2010 Cattle Decapitation returned home from headlining The California Blood Tour and decided to take the next year off and immediately began writing the follow up to their critically-acclaimed 2009 release The Harvest Floor.


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Posted: 07.11.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (2)

Cage - New Album Trailer Online

US metallers Cage will release their new album, entitled Supremacy Of Steel, worldwide on November 25th through Music Buy Mail in Europe and Heavy Metal Media in North America and rest of the world. A trailer for the album can be viewed at this location.


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Posted: 07.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (4)

Ancient Bards - New Video Online

"To The Master Of darkness", the new video from Italian metallers Ancient Bards, can be viewed at this location. The video clip was directed by Matteo Ermeti.

"To The Master Of darkness" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled Soulless Child, which will be released via by Limb Music (Europe and America) and Spiritual Beast - Universal (Japan) on the following dates:

November 18th 2011: Europe
December 14th 2011: Japan
January 31st 2012: USA


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Posted: 07.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (5)