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Dream Theater - Touring North America With Trivium In September

According to the latest word on the interwebs, progressive metal giants Dream Theater will embark on a U.S. headlining tour in September. Support on the road will come from their Roadrunner Records labelmates Trivium.

Exact cities and dates will be announced soon, so keep an eye out for updates.

Dream Theater will release their forthcoming new album, A Dramatic Turn Of Events, on September 12th. Get a new track, called "On The Backs Of Angels", here and more album details here.

Trivium on their turn will release their upcoming new album, In Waves, on August 9th. New tracks are listed earlier here. More album details are available here.


Band profile: Dream Theater
Posted: 17.07.2011 by CHEF METAL HEAD | Comments (17)

Warbringer - N. American Tour With Lazarus A.D., Landmine Marathon

In support of Warbringer's forthcoming new album, Worlds Torn Asunder (due on September 27th), the road warriors have announced a headlining tour beginning October 3rd.

The month-long trek, dubbed America Torn Asunder 2011, will take them around the country, along with support from friends Lazarus A.D., Landmine Marathon and Diamond Plate.

Tickets for the show can be bought here. Get a list of all confirmed dates after the jump.


Band profile: Warbringer
Event: Warbringer: America Torn Asunder 2011
Posted: 17.07.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (2)

Into Eternity - New Single Streaming Online

"Sandstorm", the brand-new single from Canadian tech progressive death metal band Into Eternity, can now be streamed over at Bravewords.

"Sandstorm" was written in May and features the band's new drummer Bryan Newbury (Death Toll Rising). The track also features the guest death vocals of former Into Eternity vocalist Rob Doherty. This streaming version is just the bonus Tim Roth (guitars/vocals)/Rob Doherty version.

The real version of "Sandstorm", which features singer Stu Block (recently enlisted by Iced Earth), Tim Roth and Rob Doherty, will be released on iTunes on July 25th.

Into Eternity are busy writing new material for the follow-up to 2008's The Incurable Tragedy.


Band profile: Into Eternity
Posted: 17.07.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (11)

Moonspell - Spanish Tour Dates Confirmed

Portuguese gothic metal act Moonspell just announced a handful of live shows in Spain.

The tour, dubbed Vintage Tour 2011, will take place in early December. The band also promised a special Portuguese date will be announced soon. Get the Spanish dates after the jump.


Band profile: Moonspell
Event: Moonspell: Spanish Vintage Tour 2011
Posted: 17.07.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (2)

Chris Connelly - New Solo Album Later This Year

Relapse Records will release the brand new solo album from prolific musician and writer Chris Connelly (Ministry, Revolting Cocks, The High Confessions).

The new album, titled Artificial Madness, was recorded this past May at Engine studios in Chicago with producer Sanford Parker. Joining Connelly for the recording and adding to his distinctive vocal and guitar work was Noah Leger (The Karl Hendricks Trio, The(e) Speaking Canaries, Head of Skulls) on drums, Will Lindsay (Indian, Nachtmystium, Wolves In The Throne Room) on bass, and Dallas Thomas (The Swan King, Circle of Animals, Asschapel) on guitar.

The title Artificial Madness is a reference to today's insane reliance on needless technologies that has turned humans into head-hung, shuffling zombies. Connelly describes the release as "an adrenaline rush of paranoia, drawing on my history with bands like Ministry, Killing Joke, and The Damage Manual while retaining the melodic sense. It's a statement against the way music has become a flaccid Eagles/Fleetwood Mac nightmare with no one fighting or asking questions anymore. It's time for a revolution."

Artificial Madness will see an autumn 2011 release date with additional album details to be posted shortly.


Posted: 17.07.2011 by Thryce | Comments (0)

Iced Earth - Free Live Webcast Tonight

Iced Earth's live performance at the Ilosaarirock Festival in Joensuu, Finland will be streamed live later today at 7:00 pm local time (12:00 noon EST / 9:00 am PST) at this location (brought to you by the Finnish broadcasting company YLE).

Iced Earth recently entered the studio to begin recording their new upcoming album, Dystopia, with producer Jim Morris. The album is tentatively scheduled for a late 2011 release through Century Media Records. More on that here.

As previously reported, Matt Barlow will retire from the band after the summer festival shows. Afterwards Into Eternity vocalist Stu Block will become the new lead singer for Iced Earth.


Band profile: Iced Earth
Event: Ilosaarirock Festival
Posted: 16.07.2011 by Thryce | Comments (21)

Warbringer - Album Release Date Announced

US thrash metal quintet Warbringer will release their upcoming new album, Worlds Torn Asunder, on September 27th through Century Media Records.

Worlds Torn Asunder was produced and mixed by the renowned Steve Evetts (Suicide Silence, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Symphony X), and features artwork by the talented Dan Seagrave, who designed Warbringer's previous album cover (in addition to art for bands such as Entombed, Suffocation and Morbid Angel).

About the artwork, vocalist John Kevill comments: "The concept behind Worlds Torn Asunder was the decline of our existing world at the hands of the human race. The artwork depicts the world literally being torn and we wanted to include the setting in the cosmos along with a darker 'higher' force lurking behind the shadows. We had worked with Dan Seagrave before on Waking into Nightmares and were very comfortable with the way he expressed himself. He's been the artist for many bands we love and are inspired by."

Worlds Torn Asunder tracklist:

01. Living Weapon
02. Shattered Like Glass
03. Wake Up... Destroy
04. Future Ages Gone
05. Savagery
06. Treacherous Tongue
07. Echoes From The Void
08. Enemies Of The State
09. Behind The Veils Of Night
10. Demonic Ecstasy


Band profile: Warbringer
Posted: 16.07.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (2)

Confessor - Confirm Appearance At Maryland Deathfest

After years of silence US doomsters Confessor have confirmed to play live at next year's Maryland Deathfest. The band will also release a demo collection/archival DVD, entitled Uncontrolled.

The band issued the following statement: "Confessor is excited to announce that the band is back in action and we have been confirmed for the 2012 Maryland Deathfest next year. Rehearsals have already started and we hope to play a warm-up show in Raleigh prior to the MDF appearance. We still have some limitations with Scott living and working in China but it looks like he will be able to spend some more time in the States next year.

The current project Far and Away featuring Steve Shelton, Chris Nolan, and Brian Shoaf from Confessor will continue to write and record and Cary continues playing with Parasite Drag.

Besides the appearance at MDF the band, in conjuction with reissue specialists Divebomb Records, are putting together a demo-collection-and-archival-DVD set entitled Uncontrolled. This will be the first time that all three legendary Confessor demos are made available commercially. The DVD will contain archival footage collected by the band with additional material supplied by die-hard fans.

In additional to audio and video content, Jeff Wagner (author of Mean Deviation: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal) has contributed a brand new essay to go along with pictures the band has unearthed for the deluxe booklet. Release date for the set is undetermined at the moment, but Divebomb Records hopes to have it available by year's end."

The tenth edition of the Maryland Deathfest will take place May 24-27th at Sonar in Baltimore, MD. The bill so far includes names such as Morbid Angel, Electric Wizard, Saint Vitus, Morgoth, Suffocation, Negură Bunget and Bethlehem, among others. Go here for an overview of all confirmed acts so far.


Band profile: Confessor
Event: Maryland Deathfest X
Posted: 16.07.2011 by cpnolan | Comments (0)

Chthonic - Entire New Album Streaming Online

Takasago Army, the brand-new album from Taiwanese black metal quintet Chthonic can now be heard in its entirety over at

Takasago Army is the band's sixth full-length album, which was released on July 6th through SPV Records. More album details were previously reported here and here.


Band profile: Chthonic
Posted: 16.07.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (0)

Ark - Breaking Up Again?

So it seems like Ark, who only reformed at the end of 2009, are breaking up again. As usual with Ark, an official statement is missing, but drummer John Macaluso (Chris Caffery, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Jorn) recently posted the following not-to-be-misunderstood message on his Facebook wall:

"Ark is over for good bro. After going through it again, I had it. I am done. I tried but the thing I thought would change did not and I have to move on from it for good. Sorry, could been amazing! Lots of new music coming out soon though."


Band profile: Ark
Posted: 16.07.2011 by Zhao | Comments (8)

Taake - New Album Title Revealed

Hoest, frontman of Norwegian black metal band Taake recently released the following update on the new album:

"Sons & daughters of bitches, your favourite asshole has just completed the new Taake album entitled Noregs Vaapen. It will be released as limited digipak through Dark Essence Records and double LP through Svartekunst Produksjoner in September.

Right now I'm too sick of working on the album to make any promotional statement. But I can quite humbly assure y'all that it's beyond what any of you deserve..

Guest performers include Nocturno Culto (Darkthrone, Attila Csihar (Mayhem) and Demonaz (ex-Immortal), among others. While you wait, the "Kveld" maxi single will be released on vinyl, limited to 300 copies. Look out!"


Band profile: Taake
Posted: 16.07.2011 by thorsdottir | Comments (4)

Grind The Blind Fest - Line-Up Finalized

Gore House Productions present Grind The Blind, a two-day festival launched in the support of Southern California's underground metal scene. The event takes place on July 23th through 24th at Dive At Brixton in Redondo Beach, CA in Los Angeles, USA.

Tickets for the show can be purchased at this location.


Event: Grind The Blind 2011
Posted: 16.07.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (0)

Five Finger Death Punch - Announce New Single

Five Finger Death Punch have announced the first single, Under and Over It, off their forthcoming third album called American Capitalist, will be released on July 27th.

The new album, which will contain at least 14 tracks, is tentatively scheduled for a September release.

The song "Under and Over It" will debut at on Wednesday, July 27th.


Band profile: Five Finger Death Punch
Posted: 16.07.2011 by IchZerstorteSie | Comments (0)

Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire - Entire New EP Streaming Online

Visceral, the brand-new upcoming EP from US grind quartet Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire can now be streamed in its entirety over at Hails And Horns.

Visceral, limited to 500 pieces of 10" vinyl, is set to be released on July 19th through Prosthetic Records.


Band profile: Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire
Posted: 16.07.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (0)

Malevolent Creation - To Release Live DVD

A teaser for Death From Down Under, the brand-new upcoming live DVD from US death metal pioneers Malevolent Creation, can now be seen in the YouTube-video below.

The DVD features 13 live tracks and was filmed in Australia by Hardline Media.


Death From Down Under is set to be released on July 26th through Arctic Records.


Band profile: Malevolent Creation
Posted: 16.07.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (2)