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Summoning - Update From The Band

Official press release

After a longer winter-sleep Summoning is back again and now works constantly for a new release. We promise that in the near future we will regularly update the homepage again, so it will we worth the costs to check the page in regular intervals.

The present situation of Summoning:

In the past years we have worked on new material just very rarely because of different reasons (partly personal, partly being not motivated enough) but since the last months ,we intensified the work for new material and realised that the old spirit is back again and we are very motivated for a cool new release and we are very committed in every terms of composing.

Meanwhile there are two songs which are fix starters for the album. Four or 5 songs are in a more advance state and we composed riffs for at least 10 or 15 songs in a very early state. By the way we still have one finished song from the last oath bound session which also will be in one or another way. so probably this time we are in the luck situation that we have more songs left, so maybe there will be some special limited fan releases beside the normal release, but this is of course just a wish right now.

We hope that until the end of this year most of the material for the new album can be finished. In the moment we have no concrete conception about the lyrical concept. All we can say right now is, that Summoning is still alive and middle earth will awake again.

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Source: summoning.info
Band profile: Summoning
Posted: 19.02.2012 by White Winter Sun | Comments (36)


Municipal Waste - Another New Song Online

"The Fatal Feast", another new song from US crossover thrash metallers Municipal Waste is currently streaming online at this location. The song is taken from the band's forthcoming album The Fatal Feast, due in North America on April 10th and in Europe on April 13th via Nuclear Blast. More album details were previously reported here and here.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Municipal Waste
Posted: 19.02.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (3)


Dokken - New Album Title Revealed

According to an online post by the moderator of the official forum of US heavy metallers Dokken, the title of the band's upcoming album will be Broken Bones and it is planned to be released in May/June this year. The new album will be released via Frontiers Records.

Vocalist Don Dokken also told Bravewords: "We started tracking on Monday. The new Dokken CD will be called Broken Bones."

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Source: dokkencentralbbs.yuku.com
Band profile: Dokken
Posted: 19.02.2012 by kual21 | Comments (1)


Suspyre - New Song Streaming Online

"The Fire Dancer", a brand new song from US prog metal act Suspyre is currently streaming online at the band's Reverbnation page. The track is taken from their upcoming new album, which according to the band is in the final stages of production and will be self-released soon.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Suspyre
Posted: 19.02.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (2)


Sonisphere France - First Bands Announced

The second edition of the French Sonisphere has been confirmed with the announcement of the first bands: Faith No More, Evanescence, Marilyn Manson, Wolfmother, Machine Head and Soulfly.

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Source: fr.sonisphere.eu
Event: Sonisphere France
Posted: 19.02.2012 by Sjuk | Comments (1)


Svartsot - Recruit New Guitarist

Danish folk metallers Svartsot have announced Michael Alm as the band's new guitarist, who had previously been a member of now disbanded Fairytale Abuse. He will be replacing Uffe Dons Petersen.

The band broke the news via their Facebook: "We can also announce a new and grizzled face in the 2nd guitar slot - and he is Alm, formerly of Jydsk black metallers Fairytale Abuse. Obviously we take this position very seriously and so we were sure to put him through a rigorous interview process leaving nothing whatsoever to chance. 'Have you got an unfeasibly huge beard?' 'Yes.' 'You're in!'"

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Svartsot
Posted: 19.02.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (0)


Ensiferum - Begin Recording New Album

Finnish metallers Ensiferum have entered the studio to begin recording their fifth album for a late spring/early summer release via Spinefarm Records. The drums, bass, grand piano and Hammond organ parts are being tracked at Petrax studio in Hollola, Finland while the rest will be laid down at Yellow House studio in Hämeenlinna, Finland with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Lordi, Apocalyptica, Sentenced, Amorphis).

The first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the new CD recording process can be viewed at this location.


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Source: ensiferum.com
Band profile: Ensiferum
Posted: 19.02.2012 by White Winter Sun | Comments (19)


Dark Empire - New Song Online

"The Crimson Portrait", a brand new song from US progressive/power metallers Dark Empire is now streaming exclusively at Noisecreep. The song is taken from the band's third release entitled From Refuge To Ruin, which will hit stores on March 27th via Nightmare Records.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Dark Empire
Posted: 19.02.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (4)


5 Star Grave - New Album Samples Streaming Online

Italian heavy metallers 5 Star Grave have been streaming online samples from their upcoming album Drugstore Hell, to be released through Massacre Records in late April. The latest one available is from the song "Dead Girls Don't Say No" and you can listen to it at this location.

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Source: 5stargrave.com
Band profile: 5 Star Grave
Posted: 19.02.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (0)


DragonForce - New Song Streaming Online

"Fallen World", the brand new single from British speed power metallers DragonForce is now streaming online at this location. Alternatively, you can listen to it below. The song comes off the band's forthcoming album The Power Within, which will hit stores on April 15th via the band's own Electric Generation Recordings. More album details were previously reported here.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: DragonForce
Posted: 18.02.2012 by Torgo | Comments (39)


Fields Of The Nephilim - Release New Video

"Penetration", a new live video from gothic metallers Fields Of The Nephilim is currently available for viewing here. The video is taken from their upcoming live album/DVD titled Ceremonies, to be released on March 19th via EMI.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Fields Of The Nephilim
Posted: 18.02.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (6)


Negator - New Song Online

"Bringer Of War", a brand-new track from the German tank assault Negator can now be streamed exclusively on Metal Hammer.

"Bringer Of War" comes off the band's as yet untitled upcoming album, and follow-up to 2010's Panzer Metal.

Source: metal-hammer.de
Band profile: Negator
Posted: 18.02.2012 by Nekrokvltist | Comments (2)


Crystal Viper - Unveil New Album Cover Art And Tracklist

Polish heavy metallers Crystal Viper have unveiled the cover art and a partial tracklist for their upcoming new album Crimen Excepta, to be released on April 27th (Europe) and April 24th (North America) via AFM Records. The cover artwork was created once again by Chris Moyen (who has previously worked with Slayer, Beherit and Blasphemy). More album details were previously reported here and here.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Crystal Viper
Posted: 18.02.2012 by Bad English | Comments (1)


Sonisphere Spain - New Bands Announced

Eight new bands have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Sonisphere Spain festival: The Offspring, Machine Head, Fear Factory, Paradise Lost, Evanescence, Rise To Remain, Kobra And The Lotus and Six Hour Sundown (new band with Lauren Harris as frontwoman).

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Source: es.sonisphere.eu
Event: Sonisphere Spain
Posted: 18.02.2012 by DaMaGeR | Comments (0)


Axxis - To Release Cover Album, New Studio Album In 2013

German heavy/power metallers Axxis have revealed that the band will release a cover album in 2012 and a new studio album in 2013. The band issued the following update on their official website: "Axxis are going to release a cover song album in 2012 and they start working on a new 'regular' Axxis album for 2013."

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Source: axxis.de
Band profile: Axxis
Posted: 18.02.2012 by Flower Metal | Comments (0)