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Suicidal Angels - New Album Details

Greek thrash metal bulldozer Suicidal Angels will hit the Prophecy & Music Factory Studios in Kempten/Germany next week to record the follow-up to last year's Dead Again.

Again the band will work together with their fellow countryman R.D. Liapakis - he having worked with them already, and being as close as nobody else, knowing best which sound the band is looking for. According to the band, "everybody are looking forward once again to be working together on the new album, never change a winning team".

The album will be called Bloodbath and will be released via NoiseArt Records on January 27th, 2012. The cover was again done by legendary artist Ed Repka (Death, Megadeth, Merciless Death, Toxic Holocaust), whom also created the Dead Again artwork.


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Posted: 29.09.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (0)

Whitechapel - New Song Online

"Section 8", a brand new song from American deathcore band Whitechapel is now available for streaming on their Facebook page. It requires a 'like' to be listened to. There are also rumors circulating that the song will reportedly appear on an upcoming digital EP entitled Recorrupted, due out November 8th via Metal Blade, but so far those rumors were not confirmed by any official sources.


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Posted: 29.09.2011 by Void Eater | Comments (1)

Amberian Dawn - Guitarist To Sit Out Tour, More Tour Line-Up Changes

As Finnish symphonic metallers Amberian Dawn prepare for the Out Of The Dark Tour which will also feature Van Canto, Tristania, Serenity and Xandria, the band has been hit by some unfortunate news. Guitarist Kasperi Heikkinen, drummer Heikki Saari and bassist Jukka Koskinen will have to be replaced on this tour.


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Posted: 29.09.2011 by BudDa | Comments (4)

Swallow The Sun - Enter The Studio

Finnish melodic death/doom metal band Swallow The Sun are currently in the studio recording their next album, the follow-up to the 2009 release New Moon.

The band has issued the following statement on their official website: "During the well deserved break we took from shows this year we've been preparing new music, and now we are happy to announce that we have entered Drumforest Studios at Viitasaari to record our fifth full length album, which will be released February 1st 2012 by Spinefarm Records."


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Posted: 29.09.2011 by pisymbol | Comments (10)

Warbringer - New Video Online

A new album and now a new video. US thrashers Warbringer have been busy! Check out "Shattered Like Glass", the new video off of the band's latest output Worlds Torn Asunder, available for viewing below. The album was released on September 26th via Century Media Records. More album details were previously reported over here.


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Posted: 29.09.2011 by BudDa | Comments (1)

Cult Of Luna - New Album In The Works

Swedish sludge/doom metal act Cult Of Luna revealed on their official website that they will start recording their new album this Autumn. This will be the follow-up to Eternal Kingdom, released in 2008.

The band posted two new updates: "After one year of songwriting the parts are now being put together and realized during sessions in Umeå. The recording of a new proper album will begin during this autumn."


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Posted: 29.09.2011 by Kuroboshi | Comments (5)

Burzum - To Release Re-Recorded Material

Burzum will be releasing a new album entitled From The Depths Of Darkness in late November consisting of re-recorded material from their albums Burzum and Det Som Engang Var. The album will feature Varg's favorite tracks from his two first albums that were re-recorded in 2010 for this release the way he originally intended.


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Posted: 28.09.2011 by Vombatus | Comments (54)

Megadeth - Gigantour Bands Confirmed

As previously reported over here, Megadeth's Gigantour is set to officially return sometime in early 2012. This announcement marks the fourth installment of the highly successful Gigantour event. In a recent interview, Dave Mustaine mentioned that Gigantour 2012 will include headlining acts Volbeat, Motörhead, and Lacuna Coil, besides Megadeth, of course.


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Posted: 28.09.2011 by pisymbol | Comments (28)

Bison B.C. - Announce Canadian Tour

In the past year, Canadian sludge metal act Bison B.C. have been on the road with Helmet, Weedeater and Saviours to name a few. On October 19th, they will start their 12 day Canadian tour in Ottawa, right off the heels of their Weedeater tour, which is happening as we report this. Toronto will be a very special show as it will be C'mon's final show. The bill for Toronto also includes Burning Love and Miesha and The Spanks.


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Posted: 28.09.2011 by BudDa | Comments (0)

Metal Storm - The Myconid CD Contest Winners Anounced

The Myconid CD giveaway has now closed!

Here are the winners, selected at random from the people to answer the question correctly:




Congratulations, you should be receiving a copy of Myconid Madness shortly.

Thanks to everyone who participated! If you still wish to order the album, it can be found here:
or CDBaby for digital download.

Posted: 28.09.2011 by Doc Godin | Comments (4)

Taake - New Video Online

With the MCD Kveld released in April as a taster for the band's fifth full-length album Noregs Vaapen, and with the album itself hitting the streets on Dark Essence Records on the 20th September in Europe, and a release date set for the 1st November in the USA, Taake has today released a music video for a track from the album.


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Posted: 27.09.2011 by pisymbol | Comments (3)

Rhapsody Of Fire - Announce New Guitarist

Italian symphonic metallers Rhapsody Of Fire proudly announces the name of the 2nd guitar player who will join them on stage: Italian guitar player Roberto De Micheli.


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Posted: 27.09.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (20)

De Profundis - To Enter Studio In November

Official statement

UK-based progressive extreme metallers De Profundis will begin recording the follow-up to their second album A Bleak Reflection in November. The production duties will once again be handled by Fernando Pereira Lopes (Misanthrope, Orakle). The band will be recording 8 new songs, totalling approximately 55 minutes in length.


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Posted: 27.09.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

Hatesphere - Another Song Streaming Online

As Hatesphere, the Danish death/thrash outfit, gear up towards the release of their upcoming album, The Great Bludgeoning, the band has yet again released another song, "Need To Kill", now available for streaming at the band's Facebook page. The Great Bludgeoning was released on September 21st in Spain, Finland and Sweden, on September 23rd in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Benelux and Italy, on September 26th in the rest of Europe and is released today in the USA and Canada through Napalm Records. More album details were previously reported over here.


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Posted: 27.09.2011 by BudDa | Comments (5)

Souldrainer - New Album Details, New Video Online

Heaven's Gate, the new album from Swedish metallers Souldrainer, is set to be released on November 25th via ViciSolum Productions. The album was recorded at Empire Studio, Frösön, Sweden, in 2010. It was produced, mixed and mastered my Marcus Edvardsson. The mixing and mastering was also assisted by Souldrainer and Ronnie Björnström from EAP Garageland Studios. All songs were arranged by Marcus Edvardsson. Illustrations, art direction and design were created by Mattias Norén. Photo by Sandra Pettersson. Check out the album cover art below.


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Posted: 27.09.2011 by BudDa | Comments (2)