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Black Country Communion - New Video Online

"Man In The Middle", the new video from hard-rock supergroup Black Country Communion can be watched below. The clip was directed by Davin Maske and produced by Kevin Shirley of J&R Adventures

"Man In The Middle" comes off the band's upcoming new album, simply entitled 2, which will be released in Europe on June 13th through Mascot Records and in North America on June 14th through the J&R Adventures label.


Posted: 08.06.2011 by ImNotMetal | Comments (1)

Judas Priest - To Release UK Singles Collection

At the start of their final world tour, Judas Priest and Sony Music are proud to announce the release, for the first time ever, of their complete UK/CBS singles. Single Cuts is testament to Priest's enduring influence and through the singles, tells the story of one of the biggest metal bands of all time.

Presented in a deluxe, numbered box, Single Cuts boasts a massive 52 tracks across 20 CD's, featuring original singles artwork and labels plus booklet including sleevenotes and photos. Will only cost you a mere £59.99/€69.99/US $99 (delivery included).


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Posted: 08.06.2011 by Array | Comments (9)

L'Esprit Du Clan - New Song Online

"Atheist Metal", a brand-new track from French metalcore act L'Esprit Du Clan, has been made available for streaming over at Soundcloud.

"Atheist Metal" comes off the band's upcoming album, entitled Chapitre V - Drama, which will be released on August 29th through XIII Bis Records. More album details were previously reported over here.


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Posted: 08.06.2011 by Sjuk | Comments (0)

Crucified Barbara - To Enter The Studio This Summer

During the summer Crucified Barbara will enter the studio and start recording their 3rd album. This time the band will work together with producer Chips Kiesbye (Hellacopters, Sahara Hotnights, Millencolin, Nomads, Wilmer X, Bonafide).

Except for the studio work, Crucified Barbara will also play at a few festivals this summer such as Hellfest in France, Norway Rock in Norway and at the Stockholm Pride Festival. Get the dates after the jump.


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Posted: 08.06.2011 by BudDa | Comments (3)

Pain - Another New Video Online

"The Great Pretender", the new video from Swedish industrial metal band Pain, can now be watched below.

The video for "Dirty Woman" can still be watched over at this location.

"The Great Pretender" comes off the band's upcoming new album You Only Live Twice, which was released last week in Europe and will be out on June 21st in North America through Nuclear Blast Records. More album details were previously reported over here.


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Posted: 08.06.2011 by ImNotMetal | Comments (0)

Dream Theater - New Album Details Revealed

Progressive metallers Dream Theater have set A Dramatic Turn Of Events as the title of their eagerly awaited new album, due in early September through Roadrunner Records. The album track listing can be found below.

The album is currently being mixed by Andy Wallace (Sepultura, Avenged Sevenfold, Rage Against The Machine).

The album marks the first studio recording of new drummer, Mike Mangini.


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Posted: 08.06.2011 by Tetravirulence | Comments (22)

In Flames - New Album EPK Online

The official Electronic Press Kit (EPK) for Sounds Of A Playground Fading, the new album from Swedish metallers In Flames, can be viewed at this location.

Sounds Of A Playground Fading will be released via Century Media Records on the following dates:


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Posted: 06.06.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (17)

Evile - New Song Online

"Eternal Empire", a brand new song from UK metallers Evile, "Five Serpent's Teeth", is available for streaming at this location (free e-mail sign-up required).

"Eternal Empire" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled Five Serpents' Teeth, which will be released on September 26 via Earache Records.

The CD was recorded at Parlour Studios in Kettering, UK, with producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir), who also worked on the band's previous CD, 2009's Infected Nations.


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Posted: 06.06.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (9)

Nekrogoblikon - New Album In July

Stench, the upcoming sophomore album of California-based "goblin metal" band Nekrogoblikon will be released on July 19th.

Two demo tracks, called "No One Survives" and "A Feast", are available for streaming on the band's Facebook.


Posted: 05.06.2011 by Thryce | Comments (11)

Thurisaz - Two New Songs Online

"The Carnival Of Miscreation" and "No Regrets" (featuring a guest appearance by Novembers Doom vocalist Paul Kuhr), two brand-new track from Belgian atmospheric black metal band Thurisaz have been uploaded by the band on YouTube and can be streamed below.

Two other new tracks, called "My Precious Unknown" and "Second Mirror", are still available for streaming over at MySpace.


All tracks come off the band's latest album, entitled The Cimmerian Years, which was released last month through Sleaszy Rider Records. More album details were previously reported over here.


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Posted: 05.06.2011 by Tetravirulence | Comments (3)

Cynic - Making Progress On Upcoming Album

Cynic are still busy working on writing new material. Guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal issued the following update on the forthcoming release:

"I've been working away in the home studio writing lots of new songs and keeping off the grid to stay creatively focused. Apologies for having been a bit reclusive in our digital age of informational abundance! It's safe to say that Cynic already has plenty of material for a new record, but something keeps the inspiration going to write more. I feel like I'm on for the ride and just seeing what manifests as a result of sitting on the train and looking out the window. As we move further along and closer to 'destination recording', the album will start to shape itself and the appropriate songs will be chosen.

We're looking at late summer/early fall to enter the studio. At the moment, I have no idea when the record will be released. Maybe later this year or early next. We're also in communication with lots of fantastic new musicians who will be involved. I can already sense this next album is going to take our listeners on a whole new sonic adventure that words cannot yet describe. I say this because the work is feeling based and there's a lot of life poured into these embryos that will speak for themselves when heard.

I'm always amazed at how living life informs the art so directly and yet we have no power over it. The songs have a directness and urgency unlike anything we've done before due to a bountiful influx of concentrated life experiences. Thank the universe for the gift of music.

I am so absolutely grateful to be alive and to be able to share the potency and beauty of music with you. In the meantime keep spreading the love and thank you for taking this journey with us."


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Posted: 05.06.2011 by Thryce | Comments (18)

Arch Enemy - Entire New Album Streaming Online

Khaos Legions, the new upcoming album from Swedish Gothenburg metal band Arch Enemy, is now available for streaming in its entirety at MySpace.

Khaos Legions will be released in North America on June 7th through Century Media Records. The album was already released in Europe earlier this week (May 30th). More album details were previously reported over here.


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Posted: 05.06.2011 by Thryce | Comments (5)

Megadeth - Snippet Of New Song Available

A new teaser for the upcoming Konami video game NeverDead has surfaced online and can be found below. The trailer features a sample of a brand-new Megadeth track, also called "Never Dead".

Megadeth are currently in the studio recording the follow-up to 2009's Endgame with producer Johnny K (Disturbed, Sevendust, Machine Head). The as-yet-untitled effort is scheduled for a release in late 2011 through Roadrunner Records.

Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine said recently that the fans can expect the new album to be "more like Endgame, maybe sticking in that vein and going a little forward toward what I like." Dave Ellefson, speaking with UGO, told fans they could expect it to "be heavy, hooky, and have the trademarks you'd come to expect from us."

NeverDead is an upcoming video game for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, due later this year. Megadeth also provided the Duke Nukem 3D theme song back in 1998.


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Posted: 05.06.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (15)

Slayer - Singer Receives Key To The City In Viña Del Mar

Last night (Friday June 3rd), Slayer played at Viña del Mar, Chile for the first time - the place where 50 years ago (on June 6th), Slayer frontman Tom Araya was born.

During an official ceremony, Tom Araya received the key to the city of Viña del Mar from mayor Virginia Reginato. This event marks Chile's first official recognition of the musician, who left the country when he was five years old and moved to the US with his family. Araya also reportedly celebrated his 50th birthday at Friday's concert with a birthday cake which he shared with the fans at the show. Read the complete story here (in Spanish).

In other news, Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo revealed in an interview with Geeks of Doom there are plans for a new studio album, although no material has yet been written. Tom Araya recently told Billboard that the group will not consider any recording projects without guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who is still recovering from his injury. Exodus guitarist Gary Holt is once again replacing Hanneman on the currently ongoing South American leg of the World Painted Blood tour.


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Event: Slayer: World Painted Blood Tour
Posted: 04.06.2011 by Tetravirulence | Comments (22)

Charon - Calling It Quits This Summer

Finnish suomi metal band Charon are calling it a day after this summer's performances. The band, founded in 1992 in Raahe, Finland, will be playing their final gigs as a favour to their loyal fans and finally wrap up nearly two decades of music career.

A statement from the band explaining their long considered decision, reads as follows: "This shouldn't be a really big surprise for anyone. We are forced to admit that we have no longer anything new to give to the genre in which Charon has operated. Doing things forced or not straight from the heart has never been a band practice for us. And a 100 % satisfactory outcome would no longer be possible.


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Posted: 03.06.2011 by Thryce | Comments (18)