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Welicoruss - New Single Online

Kharnha, a brand-new two-song single from Russian symphonic black metal band Welicoruss has been made available for free download over at this location.

"Kharnha" and "Dolmen" come off the band's upcoming new album. More details are still to be revealed.


Band profile: Welicoruss
Posted: 01.09.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (0)

Alice Cooper - New Guitarist Announced

Alice Cooper announced that eminent guitar prodigy Orianthi will join his band, replacing departing guitarist Damon Johnson, for the next leg of his 2011 No More Mr. Nice Guy world tour starting September 22,2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. Currently in progress, the tour hits ninety plus cities, covering five continents, including Europe and North America twice over.


Band profile: Alice Cooper
Posted: 01.09.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (8)

Oranssi Pazuzu - Sign With Spinefarm Records

Oranssi Pazuzu has signed a record deal with Finnish label Spinefarm Records.

The band also revealed there's a new full-length album coming out on October 26th, entitled Kosmonument. Vinyl version will also be available.

One of the new tracks off that new album, called "Uusi Olento Nousee", is available for streaming over at MySpace.


Band profile: Oranssi Pazuzu
Posted: 01.09.2011 by Array | Comments (3)

Royal Hunt - Busy Recording New Album

Royal Hunt are getting ready to enter the studio to record a new - yet untitled - album. The band's 11th studio album is expected to be released in November/December through Marquee/Avalon (Japan and SE Asia) and Frontiers Records (rest of the world).

The band describes the music as a "full-fledged return to that classic RH sound" which put the band on the map in the first place, all the way back in 1991.

The line-up on the album will be the same as the line-up appearing on the mini-reunion-tour this spring.


Band profile: Royal Hunt
Posted: 01.09.2011 by andreosokin | Comments (7)

Melechesh - Announce Step In Guitarist For Upcoming Tour

For the upcoming Lux Mundi Tour, Shandy "Aethyris" McKay, former Absu and current Pantheon I guitarist, will be covering for Melechesh's Moloch due to Moloch's PHD commitments.


Band profile: Melechesh
Posted: 31.08.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (2)

The Devil Wears Prada - Entire New Album Streaming Online

Dead Throne, the new upcoming album from US Christian metalcore act The Devil Wears Prada, is now available for streaming in its entirety over at this location.

Dead Throne will be released in the US on September 13 through Ferret Music and one day earlier internationally through Roadrunner Records.

The album was recorded at Zing Studios in Massachusetts with producer Adam Dutkiewicz (guitarist in Killswitch Engage, Times Of Grace).


Posted: 31.08.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (5)

Danzig - New Compilation Album In October

Danzig will release a new two-disc greatest-hits compilation, entitled The Essential Danzig, on October 25 through Sony Legacy.

The exact tracklist and cover artwork for the collection have yet to be revealed, though the release is already available for pre-order on

More details as soon as they become available.


Band profile: Danzig
Posted: 31.08.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (3)

Cradle Of Filth - Mini-Album Cover Art Revealed

British extreme metallers Cradle Of Filth will release a new a new CD/DVD mini-album, entitled Evermore Darkly..., on October 10 in Europe through Peaceville Records and on October 18 in North America through Nuclear Blast.

The band has now revealed the cover artwork, which was done by Natalie Shau.

The package will include a DVD with a tour documentary, live tracks recorded at 2011's Graspop festival, and the video for "Lilith Immaculate". More details were previously reported over here.


Band profile: Cradle Of Filth
Posted: 31.08.2011 by DarkSymphony500 | Comments (27)

Ørkenkjøtt - New Song Online

"Livets Frø", a brand-new track from Norwegian alternative metal band Ørkenkjøtt has been made available for streaming over at Facebook.

"Livets Frø" comes off the band's upcoming as-yet-untitled debut release, which will be released as soon as the band finds a record label.


Posted: 31.08.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (0)

Miseration - New Album In The Works

Swedish death metal band Miseration are currently busy working on a new full-length album with producer Marko Tervonen (guitarist in The Crown). The band has also parted ways with drummer Rolf Pilve.

The band issued the following statement: "In about 2½ months we will start recording what is going to be our 3rd installment (album-title tba), since the start back in 2006. For this one Marko Tervonen (The Crown) has been tapped to helm production-duties, at his own MT studios, located in Trollhättan, Sweden. Christian and Marko have known each other since the mid-'90s, so this will not be the first time their roads cross each other. For instance, initially, Christian was the second guitarist of Angel Blake, which is another band of Marko's!

Here is what Mr. Tervonen has to say for himself: "Fuck yeah, kick ass!!! Looking forward producing the next Miseration album, godamnit! My homeboy Christian Älvestam's band. Not so many people know, but me, Christian and a few others (!, oh so mysterious famous people) actually had a secret project going on around 2003, where we recorded some tunes in the style of Katatonia, Paradise Lost etc. Really good stuff if you ask me, but it (for some reason) stayed in the C: Well, nevertheless. I'm really looking forward getting my hands extra dirty producing their hardcore Death Metal!! Let the motherfucking hammering begin!"

As for post-production, mastering duities will once again be taken care of by our good friend maestro Plec!

Last, but not least, we are sad to announce that we have parted ways, on a friendly basis, with our buddy Rolf Pilve. This desicion has nothing to do with personal conflicts or anything like that. This is simply the result of Rolf living in Finland, being a member of several hard-working Finnish bands, unfortunately leaving him very little time to focus on Miseration. This will however not affect any of the other collaborations Rolf, Christian and Jani have got going together. Rolf's replacement will be announced shortly! More news as it happens!"

UPDATE (thanks to 120032)

According to a posting on the band's Facebook, Swedish death metal band Miseration have pushed back the recording of the new album to February 2012.

Here's the full message: "After some discussions within the band, we have agreed on pushing back the recording of our new album until February 2012, due to various reasons. This will however not affect the choice of studio, nor the choice of producer! More news as it happens!"


Band profile: Miseration
Posted: 31.08.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (1)

Pythia - Part Ways With Bassist, Replacement Announced

UK symphonic/power metal band Pythia have parted ways with original bass player Andy Nixon-Corfield. To-Mera/Lost Legion bassist Mark Harrington will be stepping in to replace him.

The band issued the following announcement regarding the line-up changes: "We are saddened to inform you that bass player Andy Nixon-Corfield has left the troops of Pythia in order to pursue other musical interests! Good Luck Andy!

In good news we are delighted to announce the recruitment of Mark Harrington. Mark is no stranger to female fronted metal as he is also a member of expert proggers To-Mera. Welcome Mark!"


Band profile: Pythia
Posted: 31.08.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

Deftones - New Video Online

"Beauty School", the new video from US alternative metal band Deftones can now be watched below.

The clip was directed by 13thWitness.

"Beauty School" comes off the band's latest album, called Diamond Eyes, which was released in May last year.

In other news, Deftones are planning to film their upcoming Russian concerts at Saint Petersburg (September 2) and Moscow (September 3) for a future live DVD - the first in their career.


Band profile: Deftones
Posted: 31.08.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (3)

Börn Again - Busy Recording Debut Album

German-Polish power metal act Börn Again has entered MP Studio in Poland with producer Bart Gabriel (Burning Starr, Crystal Viper, Lonewolf) to begin recording its debut album, entitled Neverending Fire.

The 12-song effort will be completed soon and is tentatively scheduled for a late 2011 release.


Posted: 31.08.2011 by Bad English | Comments (3)

Obscura - Middle East / South East Asia Tour Dates

German progressive death metallers Obscura will do a handful of live shows in the Middle East / South East Asia in a couple of weeks.

The band will tour in support of their latest album Omnivium and will be performing first time ever in Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.

Bass player Linus Klausenitzer will be joining the band on tour to replace Jeroen Paul Thesseling, who left the band in July.


Band profile: Obscura
Event: Obscura: Asia Tour 2011
Posted: 31.08.2011 by JD | Comments (1)

Abazagorath - New Song Online

"Immortals", a brand-new track from US black metal band Abazagorath has been made available for streaming over at Reverbnation and Facebook.


"Immortals" comes off the band's upcoming new 4-track self-titled MCD, which will be released in October/November through Diabolist Services Cult on digi-pack CD, with a vinyl edition to follow.

The effort was recorded during July and August 2011 in Philadelphia, PA and mixed and mastered by Chris Grigg (Woe) at BS1. Cover artwork was done by Worthless of the band Famine.


Posted: 31.08.2011 by DSC | Comments (0)