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Skinless - Going On Indefinite Hiatus

After being almost 20 years around, US gore metal band Skinless have announced their demise.

Founding guitarist Noah Carpenter issued the following lengthy statement: "We know that many of our fans are restless and wondering what is happening with Skinless, and for the last few years we haven't even known either. I'm not going to go into a deep, detailed description of what has transpired since the Trample album, but we were plagued with line)up issues once again. The frustration of 1 step forward and 2 steps back forced me to just put the band on hiatus and try to recharge the batteries for a while.


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Posted: 18.04.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (16)

Amorphis - New Album Trailer Online

Finnish heavy metallers Amorphis have issued a first album teaser for their upcoming release, The Beginning Of Times. You can check out guitarist Esa Holopainen giving some insights in the making of the album below.

The Beginning Of Times will be released on May 27th in Europe and June 7th in North America through Nuclear Blast Records. More album details were previously reported over here.


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Posted: 18.04.2011 by *!* | Comments (9)

Arch Enemy - New Video Online

"Yesterday Is Dead And Gone", the new video from Swedish Gothenburg metal band Arch Enemy, can now be watched over at this location (click on the countries marked red on the world map to find out where you can watch it) or below.

The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Commented Arch Enemy guitarist Michael Amott: "Here's the visual companion to our new song, "Yesterday Is Dead And Gone". As you will see, we had a riot making it! The new Khaos Legions album is to my ears our most diverse and musical creation to date. I'm looking forward to unleashing the Khaos worldwide a few weeks from now!"

"Yesterday Is Dead And Gone", comes off the band's upcoming new album Khaos Legions, will be released on May 30th in Europe and on June 7th in North America through Century Media Records. More album details were previously reported over here.


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Posted: 18.04.2011 by Thryce | Comments (23)

Gorguts - European Summer Tour Cancelled

Gorguts have cancelled their European summer festival tour.

Mainman Luc Lemay issued the following explanation to all involved festival organizers: "First, I would like to apologize for this cancellation to your event and for any problems this could encouter in the process of setting up your festival. This decision was not easy to take. After many meetings and good faith to make this situation constructive for the band I came up choosing the option of not participating to any festival this Summer.

The whole idea about Gorguts doing a European Summer festivals tour was born last year with having in mind the release of our new record for the beginning of the Summer. But believe me, we were expecting our record deal to be negotiated and agreed on before Christmas or at the beginning of 2011. But as I'm writting this letter, I was not able to sign the contract yet with our record company.

As you know, these procedures can take proportions that we don't expect and then compromising all the activities around the band. So by not having a record coming out this Summer, with no strong promotion from a label to push our new record, I've decided to wait until these parts of the puzzle get solved before hitting the road again with my new band.

Don't get me wrong, I sincerely appreciate the fact that each of you were interested in Gorguts for your festival but it will be all for the better when the new record will be release.

I'm hoping to work with you in the future."

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Posted: 18.04.2011 by Thryce | Comments (2)

Loudblast - Entire New Album Streaming Online

Frozen Moments Between Life And Death, the new album from French thrash/death metal band Loudblast, is now available for streaming in its entirety at

Frozen Moments Between Life And Death was released today, April 18th, through XIII Bis Records.


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Posted: 18.04.2011 by Thryce | Comments (2)

Majesty - Are Back!

Majesty vocalist Tarek "Metal Son" Maghary just released the following statement announcing the return of the band:

"With this statement I want to tell all fans, friends and partners that we decided that it is time for Majesty to officially come back to the glorious heavy metal world.

It might sound strange to some of you that after only three years when we said that the band is not existent anymore we return but I really want to try to explain to you all the thoughts, feelings and economic reasons which led to that decision.

I know that many of you were shocked when we put Majesty to sleep in 2008 and I can never properly explain you the exact reasons why we did that step and honestly, I don't even know them myself. The only thing I know is that it was a decision which hurt the feelings of many dedicated and loyal fans standing together with us side by side through the years.

I will never forget the sadness of a young fan coming to me after we stopped as Majesty. He had tears in his eyes and told me, that he does not know if he should be sad or angry but I knew that it was a mixture of both and I felt those exact same feelings in the last two years too many times.

Don't misunderstand me, we also had a lot of fun as Metalforce and played an incredible tour but we never could achieve the magic we had with Majesty and therefore we decided it is a wise step to recall that magic and return as the band which has always been our purpose in life.

There is also one other side to it. Many promoters all around the world told us that they would love to book the band to come to their venues and festivals. But not as Metalforce because we were told that the fans do not even know about that band. The people demand Majesty and now we will respond to their demands.

We are all dedicated musicians and we are living to play live on stage not only a few limited shows a year like we had to do with Metalforce but to hit the stages around the word as often as fucking possible. We need the direct contact with our brothers and sisters and therefore we will work as fucking hard as possible to come to your town.

The first release as Majesty will already come out this summer. Own The Crown which will among the greatest hits of the band feature two brand new songs, the re-recording of the demo song "Snow Is On The Mountains" and the complete first demo tape of the band. Many more specials which will stir the blood of every fan can be found on the 2CD box set which will be sold for a 1CD unit price.


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Posted: 18.04.2011 by Thryce | Comments (6)

Yggdrasil - New Album Streaming, New Video Online

Irrbloss (trans: Will-o-Wisps), the new upcoming album from Swedish folk metal band Yggdrasil, is now available for streaming in its entirety at this location.


Irrbloss will be released on April 25th through Grand Master Music.

In other news, the new Yggdrasil video "Bergtagen" can now be watched below.


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Posted: 18.04.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

Brutal Truth - Complete Work On New Album

Brutal Truth has completed work on their brand new full-length album titled End Time.

Brutal Truth recorded End Time with Doug White at Watchmen Studios in Lockport, NY. The self-produced album was mixed by Jason P.C. at Goatsound Studios and is currently being mastered by Scott Hull at Visceral Sound.

End Time is expected to see a late summer 2011 release date with additional album information will be made available shortly.


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Posted: 18.04.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (2)

Delain - New Guitarist Announced

Delain has announced the addition of Vengeance guitarist Timo Somers to the band's ranks.

The band released the following statement: "It's time to make an end to all rumour and speculations, today we're anouncing our new guitar player. We're happy to introduce Timo Somers as our new guitarist. Timo's been rehearsing with us for quite some time and we're very confident that we've found the best possible new Delain team member in him; this guy's got music in his blood.


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Posted: 18.04.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (4)

Meliah Rage - Working On New Album

US power thrash metal band Meliah Rage are currently working on new material for their next album.

The band issued the following update on MySpace: "It's been quite some months since we updated this page, so it's time to catch up with things and tell you what's been going on in the Meliah camp recently.

First of all, vocalist Paul Souza has returned to the band to record our new full-length CD as well as our first-ever cover song, "Halo of Flies" (originally on Alice Cooper's 1971 classic Killer LP). The song will be a bonus track on the soon to be re-released remix of 2004's "Barley Human" (that will be officially called "Barely Human Remix").

Our original singer Mike Munro has become very dedicated to his church and recently spent time volunteering in Haiti - he felt these and other missions of goodwill would not allow him the flexibility of schedule to tour with Meliah Rage.

We feel very fortunate that we have the ability to work with Paul again, complete this CD and play some shows. Souza was the singer when we toured with Metal Church across the U.S. in 2007.

Our next album will be called Dead To The World and is slated for a July release (the label to put it out will be announced very soon). It will coincide with our (first in 21 years) visit in Europe: we'll play at the Headbangers Open Air festival in Germany on July 29th. We're currently looking for other shows possibilities too.

As far as the new album is concerned: we've already tracked all instruments and we're very excited about how things are progressing. All that remains now are the vocals!"


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Posted: 18.04.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

Krallice - Entire New Album Streaming Online

Diotima, the new upcoming album from US avantgarde black metal band Krallice, is now available for streaming in its entirety at National Public Radio.


Diotima will be released on April 26th through Profound Lore Records. More album details were previously reported over here.


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Posted: 18.04.2011 by Thryce | Comments (5)

Detrimentum - Two New Tracks Online

The English death metal three-piece have uploaded two brand new mixed and mastered tracks from their forthcoming album to their myspace page. They can be heard here.

The band are currently forming a live lineup, and searching for a label to release their new album.


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Posted: 17.04.2011 by Baz Anderson | Comments (0)

Immortal - South American Tour Dates

Black metal pioneers Immortal will return to Mexico and South America for the first time in over a decade. Dubbed Battles In The South, the Norwegian trio will kick off the five-date tour in early October. Tickets will be on sale soon. Get the dates after the jump.


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Event: Immortal: Battles In The South
Posted: 17.04.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (10)

Rain Delay - Documentary In The Making

Belgrade, Serbia-based avantgarde metallers Rain Delay are planning to release a new documentary, entitled San Marco, very soon. A trailer can be watched below.

The documentary will cover the band's history so far, following them on the road and featuring several interviews with the band members. The film is produced, directed and edited by Filip Cerovic.


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Posted: 17.04.2011 by terrorist | Comments (6)

Ikuinen Kaamos - Part Ways With Vocalist, Working On New Material

Finnish progressive death/doom metal band Ikuinen Kaamos have parted ways with vocalist Risto Herranen. The band is also working on new material.

Comments the band: "We are sorry to announce that we have parted ways with our singer Risto Herranen. It wasn't an easy decision but we felt it was the right one as we move forward. Risto is a good singer and a great person and we wish him nothing but the best in the future. At the moment we are in the midst of writing and rehearsing new material. Hopefully we can announce something sooner rather than later."


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Posted: 17.04.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (3)