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Galneryus - To Release Mini Album

Japanese power metallers Galneryus have announced the release of a new mini album titled 絆 (Kizuna) on January 25th, which will include six songs with a total running time of about 40 minutes.

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Source: galneryusyumacher.com
Band profile: Galneryus
Posted: 23.01.2012 by Flower Metal | Comments (1)


Kiss - To Release 35th Anniversary Edition Of Destroyer

According to Danish Universal Music, US hard-rockers Kiss will release a 35th anniversary deluxe version of their Destroyer album on February 27th in Europe and one day later in North America. The double album should also have a normal version as well as a re-mixed version by the original producer Bob Ezrin. Fans will also be able to hear songs which were left out from the original version of the album which will be released with its original cover.

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Source: voice.fi
Band profile: KISS
Posted: 22.01.2012 by ArgoP | Comments (4)


Arkaik - To Start Recording New Album In February

US technical death metallers Arkaik have revealed that they will begin recording their new album titled Metamorphignition in February. The new album will be the follow-up to 2010's Reflections Within Dissonance and should be released at the end of the year via Unique Leader Records. The band also released a pre-production image-only video for the song "Skingraft Hieroglyphics", which you can listen to below.

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Source: facebook.com
Posted: 22.01.2012 by BloodTears | Comments (3)


AtomA - Sign Deal With Napalm Records, Debut Album Details Revealed

AtomA, the Swedish post rock/metal band featuring ex-Slumber members has inked a deal with Napalm Records and will release their debut album Skylight on March 30th. The band announced it on their Facebook page: "We've inked a deal with Napalm Records, to leave earth behind and explore other worlds. Goodbye, planet earth."

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Slumber
Posted: 22.01.2012 by InnerSelf | Comments (7)


Burzum - Announce New Album Details

Norwegian black metal one-man band Burzum has announced the release of a new album entitled Umskiptar in May via Byelobog Productions. The artwork and tracklist of the album were also revealed.

Varg Vikernes posted the following on the band's official website: "Burzum persists. A new Burzum album, titled Umskiptar (Metamorphoses), is scheduled for release in May 2012 on Byelobog Productions. Umskiptar consists of 65 minutes of skaldic metal, recorded in Grieghallen Studio in Bergen in September 2011."

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Source: burzum.org
Band profile: Burzum
Posted: 21.01.2012 by Void Eater | Comments (32)


Judas Priest - To Release The Complete Albums Collection

On January 24th, Columbia/Epic/Legacy will release a 17-CD box set, The Complete Albums Collection, which contains every studio and live album that featured the classic Judas Priest line-up of Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, K.K. Downing and Ian Hill.

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Source: metalshockfinland.wordpress.com
Band profile: Judas Priest
Posted: 21.01.2012 by JD | Comments (25)


Behemoth - Protests Against Shows In Poland

According to bialystok.gazeta.pl, a series of religious protests against the Behemoth's Phoenix Rising Tour in Poland have taken place in several cities. One live show scheduled for late this month is already cancelled, while the rest of the tour is now being questioned because of the heavy protests of the religious organizations.

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Source: bialystok.gazeta.pl
Band profile: Behemoth
Posted: 21.01.2012 by bokimaniac | Comments (57)


Graspop Metal Meeting 2012 - New Bands Announced

Five new names have been added to the Graspop Metal Meeting 2012 line-up: Megadeth, Possessed, Kyuss, Jon Oliva's Pain and Young Guns.

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Source: graspop.be
Event: Graspop Metal Meeting 2012
Posted: 21.01.2012 by BloodTears | Comments (1)


Aborted - New Album Streaming Online

Global Flatline, the new album from Belgian death metallers Aborted is now streaming online at this location and it will be released on January 23rd via Century Media Records. The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Pestilence, Hatesphere) at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark, and it features several guest vocalists, including Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder), Julien Truchan (Benighted), Jason Netherton (Misery Index), and Keiijo Niinima (Rotten Sound). More album details were previously reported here and here.

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Source: centurymedia.com
Band profile: Aborted
Posted: 21.01.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (3)


Delain - Unveil New Album Artwork And Tracklist

Dutch symphonic metallers Delain have unveiled the cover art (done by visual artist Glenn Arthur) and tracklist from their upcoming album We Are The Others, due out in December via Roadrunner Records. The band also announced Fear Factory's Burton C. Bell as a guest singer on the album. More album details were previously reported here.

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Source: site.delain.nl
Band profile: Delain
Posted: 21.01.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (11)


Unearth - New Drummer Announced

US metallers Unearth have announced via Facebook the addition of a new member to the family. Nick Pierce is the new drummer of the band. For more information about Unearth's new drummer, go to this location.

Vocalist Trevor Phipps stated: "Nick is a beast of a drummer and a great guy to hang with. I look forward to jamming with him around the world for years to come."

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Unearth
Posted: 21.01.2012 by kual21 | Comments (1)


Morgoth - To Release Live Album

Century Media press release:

Following 2011's comeback celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of their classic Cursed album by successfully appearing at prestigious festival events like Wacken, Party.San or Hellfest, Germany's seminal death metal act Morgoth are happy to commence a new, next year of activities in 2012.

Morgoth have additionally confirmed to be currently working on their career's first-ever live-release, which is being mixed in Sweden right now by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studio (Opeth, Dissection, Bloodbath, etc.). An international release date is expected for the summer of 2012 via Century Media Records.

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Source: centurymedia.com
Band profile: Morgoth
Posted: 21.01.2012 by Flower Metal | Comments (1)


Cautiva - To Release New Album This Year

José Travieso has confirmed that there will be a new album for his one-man thrash metal band Cautiva. The album is planned to be released sometime this year.

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Source: josetravieso.org
Band profile: Cautiva
Posted: 21.01.2012 by Lit. | Comments (3)


The Gathering - New Album Set For September

Dutch atmospheric rockers The Gathering have announced on their official website that they are still working on their new album but have now set September as its release date.

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Source: gathering.nl
Band profile: The Gathering
Posted: 20.01.2012 by Flower Metal | Comments (7)


Rudra - New Guitarist Joins The Ranks

Singaporean thrash/death metallers Rudra have announced that guitarist Subash has just joined the band. Subash replaces Devan who left the band last year.

Fellow guitarist Venod comments: "Being in a band is like living with a family. Nothing can be better than to have someone like a brother on board. Subash has helped us a lot in the past and knowing what a talented guitarist he is, definitely a perfect member to join us on this journey."

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Rudra
Posted: 20.01.2012 by BudDa | Comments (0)