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Leviathan - New Album Due Later This Year

In a brutally short update on Facebook, Profound Lore Records has announced that, if all goes according to plan, the cursed and wretched new full-length album of Californian one-man black metal band Leviathan, entitled True Traitor True Whore, will see its official release on November 8th.

The return of Wrest imminent...


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Posted: 29.07.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (2)

Wolf - New Video Online

"Skull Crusher", the new video from Swedish heavy metallers Wolf can now be watched below.

The video was produced by Morning Star Productions, also responsible for the video "Hail Caesar" from the previous album Ravenous.

Vocalist/guitarist Niklas Stålvind comments: "We have never had so much fun making a video as we had on this one. Smashing a car into smithereens is something we always wanted to do without cleaning up after us or get in trouble with the police. It was the best exercise/therapy you could ever wish for. I felt like I was 10 kilos lighter in both body and spirit afterwards. We had to work hard to demolish it good. A Volvo is made in Sweden and hard to tear apart - just like this Heavy Metal band. This one is for all the skull crushing metal heads out there - We salute you!"

"Skull Crusher" comes off the band's latest album Legions Of Bastards, which was released back in April through Century Media Records.


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Posted: 29.07.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

Blotted Science - New EP Almost Finished

Technical extreme metal instrumentalists Blotted Science - the band featuring guitarist/mastermind Ron Jarzombek (Watchtower, Terrestrial Exiled, Spastic Ink), bassist Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal), and new arrival, drummer Hannes Grossmann (Obscura, Terrestrial Exiled) - are currently putting the finishing touches on their long-awaited new EP, The Animation Of Entomology, which is due out this fall via Ron Jarzombek's EclecticElectric label.

Watch a short teaser below.


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Posted: 29.07.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (4)

Devin Townsend - N. American Tour Dates Announced

With recently released albums Deconstruction and Ghost, Canadian musician and producer mad-man Devin Townsend just announced a hand full of dates in North America, taking off in mid-October.

Support acts will be announced later.

Get the dates after the jump. Tickets are available soon from here.


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Event: Devin Townsend + The Ocean: North American Tour 2011
Posted: 29.07.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (7)

Warbringer - New Song Online

"Living Weapon", a brand-new track from US thrash metal assault Warbringer can now be streamed over at Hails And Horns.

"Living Weapon" comes off the band's upcoming album World Torn Asunder, which is set to be released on September 26th through Century Media Records. More album details were previously reported over here.


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Posted: 29.07.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (3)

Ludicra - Disbands

Formed in 1998, San Francisco black metallers Ludicra announced Tuesday via their Facebook page that they have officially disbanded.

An official statement from the band reads: "Ludicra has officially disbanded. It's been a great and rewarding ride. We would like to thank all who've supported us and been involved. We have left over items for sale on the official website. The prices have been halved, so hopefully people can enjoy these things instead of them sitting in storage and we can pay our final bills. Thanks."


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Posted: 29.07.2011 by bluemobiusx | Comments (6)

Iced Earth - New Album Details Revealed, Tour Dates Announced

US heavy/power metal act Iced Earth has revealed the artwork and tracklist for its upcoming album, Dystopia.

Dystopia is scheduled for release in Europe on October 17th, and in the U.S. on October 18th both via Century Media.


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Event: Iced Earth: World Dystopia Tour 2011-2012
Posted: 29.07.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (27)

Suicidal Angels - Prepare To Enter Studio

Greek Thrash metallers Suicidal Angels, together with their record label NoiseArt Records have announced that the band will enter studio later this fall to begin recording their fourth album.


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Posted: 29.07.2011 by BudDa | Comments (0)

Descending - New Album Details

Greek metallers Descending, who have recently unveiled the title of their upcoming record, have revealed new album artwork and tracklist of their second full length album New Death Celebrity, which will be released on September 23th through Massacre Records.


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Posted: 29.07.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

Vader - Album Trailer Online

Polish death metallers Vader have posted a trailer for their new upcoming album Welcome to the Morbid Reich, check it out below:


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Posted: 29.07.2011 by BudDa | Comments (5)

Into Eternity - Enters The Studio This Weekend, New Single Version Online

Regina, Saskatchewan-based Canadian extreme progressive metallers Into Eternity will enter the studio this weekend to record drums for four new songs - "The Fringes Of Psychosis", "Fukushima", "Devoured By Sarcopenia" and an as-yet-untitled acoustic track.


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Posted: 29.07.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (5)

Mike Portnoy - Teams Up With John Sykes For New Trio

Ex-Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy have teamed up with John Sykes (Ex-Guitarist of Thin Lizzy and Whitesnake) for a new trio.

Mike Portnoy has issued the following update: "Yes, this is what I've been working on here in LA for the last week or so (as well as a few days at the end of May).

John and I have been working with a bass player as well (no, not Dug Pinnick) and the announcement of who it is will be made at a later point... let's just say it is a completely ridiculous modern-day power trio!!!

We've demo-ed 12 songs so far and will begin recording the album in the fall.

I've tweeted some photos tonight of me, John, Eddie, etc.

John Sykes and Mike Portnoy

For the record, this is a new 'real BAND' for me, and Adrenaline Mob is also a new 'real BAND' for me.

I will divide my time as best as I can between the two (hey, if Corey Taylor and Jim Root, Mike Patton, Joe Satriani and Chad Smith, Zakk Wylde all can do it, so can I!) and I am equally excited by they are both amazing new bands, but VERY different worlds there's really no clash creatively.

Timing wise, Adrenaline Mob is happening NOW....and my band with Sykes and _____ won't be released later next they'll be able to co-exist just fine!

While on the subject of 'real BAND' vs. 'side-project' and time dividing...there still is my album with Morse, Morse, McPherson and LaRue as well (which also is incredible! and a whole OTHER side musically)...which may fall more into the 'side-project' catagory (ala Transatlantic and Liquid Tension Experiment) as of course, Steve has Deep Purple as his full time band...release info on that is still forthcoming as well...

Exciting times are ahead kids!!

I can't wait for you all to hear what I've been doing all year."


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Posted: 29.07.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (10)

Machine Head - New Album Cover Art And Tracklist Revealed

US metallers Machine Head will release their new album, Unto The Locust, on September 27 via Roadrunner Records.

The CD was recorded at JingleTown Studios in Oakland, with frontman Robb Flynn producing. The mixing duties were handled by Flynn and Juan Urteaga (Exodus, Testament, Vicious Rumors, Vile, Cattle Decapitation).


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Posted: 28.07.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (13)

Anubis Gate - New Album Details, New Song Sample Online

Danish metallers Anubis Gate will release their new self-titled album on September 13 via Nightmare Records.

According to a press release, the new album, titled simply Anubis Gate, is the most beautiful album the band has yet emerged with. The songwriting, which has always been the core of the "Anubis Gate sound", stands stronger than ever. This time emphasized by the fact that Henrik Fevre, who was largely responsible for writing the vocals on the previous albums, gets to sing the songs he wrote himself, injecting the emotion and meaning into the lyrics that he had in mind when writing them. Once again produced by Kim Olesen and Jacob Hansen and with a stunningly great mix done by the latter, this album brims with the twin guitar attack of Jesper M Jensen and Kim Olesens guitars, the rich emotion of Henrik Fevres voice, the rich soundscapes of Kim Olesens keyboard work and the dream rhythm section of Morten Sørensens drumming and Henrik Fevres bassplaying. Anubis Gate isn't an album that's about endless keyboard/guitar unison soloing. It's all about the songs. From the classic Anubis Gate opener "Hold Back Tommorow" to the melancholic, but very chrunchy, "The Re-Formation Show". From the fast aggressive "Desiderio Omnibus" to the epic "World In A Dome". From the surprising "Oh My Precious Life" to the atmospheric "River" this album displays Anubis Gate at the top of their game while in no way rehashing the last two albums. Quite to the contrary this albums sees the band taking new turns whilst retaining the core of all the albums that came before.

Also a sample for the opening song, "Hold Back Tomorrow", is available at this location.

Anubis Gate tracklist:

01. Hold Back Tomorrow
02. The Re-Formation Show
03. Facing Dawn
04. World In A Dome
05. Desiderio Omnibus
06. Oh My Precious Life
07. Golden Days
08. Telltale Eyes
09. River
10. Circumstanced


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Posted: 28.07.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (9)

Dark Funeral - New Bassist Announced

Official press release

The black circle has been closed once again and it is with great pleasure that we would like to announce and welcome our new bass player, Zornheym.

Now, that we face our new line up, I must say that the atmosphere and the chemistry within the band feels absolutely fantastic. Furthermore, every single member of Dark Funeral is once again sharing a tremendously strong commitment, an absolute dedication as well as utter professionalism. And I am absolutely sure that what you, our dear fans, soon will be able to witness that this unholy gathering of these five knights in Satan's service is the most sinful and powerful Dark Funeral ever!

We have rehearsed together for a few months already. And it feels like we are already tighter and sound much better than ever before. So once we kick off touring again, we will be like an infernal war machine that will crush everything in its path.

Zornheym comments: It is with great honor to be now part of this undefeatable armada of Black Metal-Warriors. When you join the truly ineffable Kings of Swedish Black Metal it is beyond doubt that great excitement accompanies this unholy path of trampled souls. Onwards into Battle! The circle is closed!

BudDa and to Aquad for the news!]


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Posted: 27.07.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (4)