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07.07MetalStorm.net - Blocked In Iran
06.07Drudkh - New Album Title Revealed
 Conspiracy - New Album Details
 Massive Slavery - Set To Release Debut
 Aenaon - Split Release With Satanochio Later This Month
 Benedictum - Ink Deal With Frontiers Records
 Black Trolls Over Europe - Tour Dates Announced
 Angra - New Album Details
 Nasty Savage - Drummer Undergoes Surgery For Brain Tumor
 Cephalic Carnage - New Guitarist Announced
 Shining - Headlining Sweden's Forlorn Festival
05.07Exhumed - Reform After Five Year Hiatus
 Scarpoint - New Guitarist Announced
 Exmortem - Call It Quits
 Loch Vostok - Begin Recording New Album
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MetalStorm.net - Blocked In Iran

So... apparently MetalStorm.net has been blocked by Iranian authorities. As of Sunday, MS has been "filtered" and is no longer accessible in Iran. Yup, Metal Storm is officially too metal for Iran. Several of our Iranian users have reported though that, next to bypass software, the site is still available through https://www.metalstorm.net.

The Islamic Republic of Iran has been filtering social network sites, like MySpace, Facebook, Last.fm, Twitter, Urkat for years now. But since last month authorities have started filtering blogs and websites related to Metal music. The infamous Metal Archives were the first to go down. But also most of the Persian language metal forums and blogs got filtered. Even the official Metallica website had to bite the dust.

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Source: metalstorm.net
Posted: 07.07.2010 by Thryce | Comments (118)


Drudkh - New Album Title Revealed

Season of Mist unexpectedly announced that Ukrainian Black Metal legends Drudkh will release a brand new album on September 20th, 2010. The new work will be entitled Handful of Stars and will also be available as a limited edition box set. More news to follow soon!


Source: season-of-mist.com
Band profile: Drudkh
Posted: 06.07.2010 by K†ulu | Comments (14)


Conspiracy - New Album Details

Dutch eclectic extreme Metal band Conspiracy returns with a brand new third full-length album entitled Irremediable.

Previously helmed solely by Carpathian Wolf (Lupus Karpatius in Latin) for the previous two full-length albums, the band currently also consists of German guitarist/composer/orchestrator Aryan Blaze to join the ranks of Conspiracy.

Carpathian Wolf (aka Al' Hazred, former member of Sumerian Black Metallers Melechesh) left Melechesh in 2008 to fully concentrate and focus on Conspiracy. Conspiracy's musical direction sees a more logical step towards the fulfillment and ideology of Carpathian Wolf himself.

Conspiracy head-honcho Carpathian Wolf comments: "This time Conspiracy doesn't just spit rage and hatred but presents the symphony of sinister entertainment for the chosen elite black metal consumer. The material on Irremediable ranges from Blackened Heavy Metal with melodic and harmonious guitar solos to Black Metal with unorthodox elements, which will pleasantly surprise even the most spoilt listeners."

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Source: myspace.com
Posted: 06.07.2010 by Thryce | Comments (4)


Massive Slavery - Set To Release Debut

Maple Metal Records have signed Canadian death metal band Massive Slavery and will release their first album Global Enslavement on July 26th.

Massive Slavery hail from the towns of Val d'Or and Ryoun-Noranda, the gold-mining district in Northern Quebec. The province of Quebec, Canada has traditionally been a hot bed for great metal talent and now Massive Slavery can be added to that illustrious list.

Born from a concept conceived by bassist Marc-André Barrette (ex-Paroxysm) and guitarist Joël St-Amant (Descend into Nothingness), Massive Slavery was officially created in the winter of 2009.

Having previously worked with Joel in Descend into Nothingness, drummer Pierre-Alexandre Mercier (Decrepity) did not hesitate to join the crew. Even if the band were still looking for a frontman, they began to write and work on fresh material. After a couple of months of hunting around, their search was finally over when vocalist Jonathan St-Pierre landed the role, to round out this new quartet. His addition to the band gave new dynamics, and a boost of energy to push the band into finalizing the writing of their first album.

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Source: myspace.com
Posted: 06.07.2010 by Thryce | Comments (5)


Aenaon - Split Release With Satanochio Later This Month

Greek black metal band Aenaon are proud to announce the upcomming release of A Parallel Zoetrope, a 7' split between Aenaon and Satanochio. This split will be released in 500 copies worldwide from Floga Records and Orkestral Promenade Productions.

The Aenaon song will be called "I, Tyrant". The Satanochio side is coming with the song "Crimson Grim". Both songs are placed in the avantgarde and experimental dimensions of black metal.

The artwork of this release is done from Costin Chioreanu, an artist well known from works with bands like Decrepit Spectre, Ulver, Aura Noir, Grave etc.

The mastering of the Aenaon song, took place at Strype Audio in Norway. The well-known studio from the works of bands such as Code, Dødheimsgard, Ihsahn, Darkthrone, Emperor, Arcturus, Virus, 1349, Keep Of Kalessin etc. The release was engineered by Tom Kvalsvoll. Release date on the 19th of July 2010.

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Source: myspace.com
Posted: 06.07.2010 by Thryce | Comments (1)


Benedictum - Ink Deal With Frontiers Records

Official press release

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the signing of US Classic Heavy Metal band Benedictum for the release of a brand new studio album in early 2011. Since 2005 Benedictum has been heralded as one of metal's most exciting bands. Fronted by the awesome talent of Veronica Freeman, her raw and powerful vocals have been the driving force behind this international metal sensation.

This year proves to be a very intense and exhilarating time, as Benedictum are set to deliver their 3rd album of jaw dropping, head banging, female-fronted fury. After releasing two critically acclaimed albums (Seasons Of Tragedy & Uncreation), produced by internationally renowned producer and bassist Jeff Pilson (Dokken, Dio & Foreigner), Benedictum is back to unleash their career defining release!

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Source: blogs.myspace.com
Band profile: Benedictum
Posted: 06.07.2010 by SlaytallicA | Comments (0)


Black Trolls Over Europe - Tour Dates Announced

German Pagan folk metal act Black Messiah and Russian Viking metallers Nomans Land are the latest bands to join the Black Trolls Over Europe Tour which takes place later this year. The tour also features Negură Bunget, Adorned Brood, Dyrathor and Heathen Foray, with special guest Wolfchant on select occasions. The currently announced dates are as follows:

08.10.2010 - DE - Bonn, Klangstation
09.10.2010 - DE - Gera, Sächsischer Bahnhof
10.10.2010 - DE - Darmstadt, Steinbruchtheater
11.10.2010 - DE - Hamburg, Headbangers Ballroom
12.10.2010 - DE - Flensburg, Roxy
13.10.2010 - DE - Essen, Turock
14.10.2010 - DE - Ludwigsburg, Rockfabrik
15.10.2010 - CH - Uster, Stadthofsaal
16.10.2010 - DE - Ruhla, Waldeshall Festival

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Source: myspace.com
Event: Black Trolls Over Europe Tour
Posted: 06.07.2010 by BudDa | Comments (0)


Angra - New Album Details

Angra has finally announced the official title of its seventh full length. Aqua will be the first material released in the last four years and after the return of the drummer Ricardo Confessori (Shaman) to the band. Below is the official press release:

Aqua is a Latin word and means "water" in English. It represents the unique style that presented Angra to the world. Its incredible ability in mixing various music genres, transcending from Classical to Metal, Folklore to Modern, Pop to Experimental, has an unquestionable relevance nowadays and it is described in each detail of the new work.

The whole composition of the album was directly inspired by "The Tempest" - the last play written by William Shakespeare and shown here through an epic vision compared to its dark side.

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Source: msmetalpress.com
Band profile: Angra
Posted: 06.07.2010 by Kallis Helmi | Comments (20)


Nasty Savage - Drummer Undergoes Surgery For Brain Tumor

Audrey Y Beeson-Michael, the older sister of Curtis Beeson, former drummer of the '80s/'90s metal bands Nasty Savage, Massacre, Fester and Denial Fiend, has sent the following letter to Blabbermouth.net:

"On Monday, June 28, 2010, we found out that Curtis had a massive brain tumor. Curtis had been complaining of headaches and losing the vision in his right eye for about five months. Being a "man", he did not go immediately to the hospital. My mother and my other brother Sanford (former singer of Low Brow) kind of "dragged" him to Tampa General Hospital on that Monday. After explaining to the ER staff his symptoms, they immediately send him for a CT Scan and MRI. They found a massive tumor, over and behind his right eye. They scheduled him for surgery for Friday, July 2 at 8 a.m. After 16 hours of surgery, his doctor finally came out and said that they had removed all of the tumor. The tumor was the size of a softball.

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Source: roadrunnerrecords.com
Band profile: Nasty Savage
Posted: 06.07.2010 by Carl Berg | Comments (3)


Cephalic Carnage - New Guitarist Announced

US technical death/grind metallers Cephalic Carnage have announced the addition of guitarist Brian Hopp to the group's ranks. Brian Hopp will be replacing Zac Joe as lead guitarist.

The band stated: "So yeah yeah old news, but as most of you know Zac left the band, but what you don't know is who our new guitarist is. Please welcome Brian Hopp a.k.a. Legolas to the Cephalic family. He's got a really sweet bow and arrow, and his guitar playing is almost as good as his archery. We are extremely pleased with his work on the new record, and we think you will be too. Come tickle his chin and give him a pinch on Summer's Laughter."

Misled By Certainty, the new Cephalic Carnage's album, is due on August 31 via Relapse Records.

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Source: blogs.myspace.com
Band profile: Cephalic Carnage
Posted: 06.07.2010 by Carl Berg | Comments (2)


Shining - Headlining Sweden's Forlorn Festival

Shining will make a rare appearance in their home country of Sweden when they headline the Forlorn Festival which is scheduled to take place on the 26th and 27th November at the Fabriken, in Umea, Sweden. According to the organisers this will be Sweden's first ever Black Metal festival, and the line up will feature some of the country's leading Black Metal bands, many of whom, like Shining itself, rarely get to play in their own country. Line up up for the Forlorn Fest is as follows:

Shining, Ondskapt, Sorgeldom, Valkyrja, Elimi, Chainsawtan, Rev 16:8, Hypothermia, Orcivus and Thornium.

Shining's much anticipated seventh album VII / Född Förlorare is due for release on Indie Recordings later this year. The band will be appearing at a number of festivals over the summer, and will embark on a series of European dates with Enthroned during October and November.

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Source: blogs.myspace.com
Band profile: Shining
Event: Forlorn Festival
Posted: 06.07.2010 by BudDa | Comments (3)


Exhumed - Reform After Five Year Hiatus

The news is already a tad old, but just in case you missed this moment of rejoice, gore-metallers Exhumed have reformed after a five-year hiatus!

The band will feature founding and original member Matt Harvey on guitars and vocals along with returning members Leon DelMuerte (Phobia, Muder Construct) on bass and vocals, Wes Caley (Uphill Battle) on guitars, and Danny Walker (Intronaut, Muder Construct, (Uphill Battle) on drums. The band will begin recording a new full-length and follow-up album to 2003's Anatomy Is Destiny this fall for a spring 2011 release.

Harvey recently commented on the reformation: "I'm totally fucken psyched to be making music with Exhumed again, it's been way too long. After a few years off and away from the Death Metal scene, I feel rejuvenated and ready to hack, maim and kill once again. I wanted this to be a continuation of what the band was doing and was on its way to doing, not a reunion or some weird nostalgia thing, so the first person I started talking about this with was our guitarist Wes (Caley), who has been writing some great songs for the new album, and once he got the ball rolling with Leon (DelMuerte, bass, vocals) and Danny (Walker, drums), it come together quickly and easier than ever!"

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Source: blogs.myspace.com
Band profile: Exhumed
Posted: 05.07.2010 by BudDa | Comments (11)


Scarpoint - New Guitarist Announced

Swedish metallers Scarpoint have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:

"Hey fuckers!

After a couple months of sharing great moments we are delighted to welcome our new guitar player Ola Englund to the band.

He fits awesome and are a hell of a guitar player. If you have questions to him about anything, such as gear and that kind of stuff, mail to info scarpoint com.

Stay twisted fuckers!"

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Source: metalstorm.net
Band profile: Scarpoint
Posted: 05.07.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)


Exmortem - Call It Quits

Official press release

After more than 15 years as the driving force in Exmortem, Martin Thim have decided that its time to focus on new adventures and Exmortem is hereby history.

Exmortem have been one of the leading acts in the Danish metalscene for many years and set the bar high with albums like Berzerker Legions and latest Funeral Phantoms.

Our last album Funeral Phantoms is also viewed as the bands absolutely best release and we are proud to leave on the top of our career. With Funeral Phantoms we reached what we have always aimed for, so now it's time for something new.

I'm also extremely proud to look back and be able to say that we never repeated ourselves, each album has it's own sound and atmosphere, no album is alike. That is very satisfying as an artist!

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Source: blogs.myspace.com
Band profile: Exmortem
Posted: 05.07.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)


Loch Vostok - Begin Recording New Album

Swedish metallers metallers Loch Vostok have entered the studio to begin recording their fourth album, Dystopium.

A late 2010 release is expected.

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Source: lochvostok.com
Band profile: Loch Vostok
Posted: 05.07.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)


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