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Sarah Jezebel Deva - Sign With Listenable Records

Angtoria vocalist / ex-Cradle Of Filth backing vocalist Sarah Jezebel Deva, who recently completed work on her new solo album The Corruption Of Mercy, has revealed she has signed with Listenable Records.

She has issued the following update: "We are extremely proud to announce we have signed to Listenable Records for three albums. The new album The Corruption Of Mercy is due to be released around July in Europe and September in the USA/Canada/South America. More news will be posted once Listenable have made their announcement, until then, please check out the new site, the dates and merch and please follow us."


Posted: 26.04.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)

Journey - New Album EPK Online

Eclipse, the forthcoming album from Journey, will be released in the US and Canada on May 24 exclusively at Walmart and on June 3 in Europe on Frontiers Records. The CD will be made available on Scarecrow Records in Mexico, WET Music in Brazil and D.B.N. in the rest of Latin America.


Posted: 26.04.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (5)

All Shall Perish - New Album Title And Release Date Revealed

Official press release

Oakland, California extreme metallers, All Shall Perish, have announced This Is Where It Ends as the title of their fourth full-length record and follow up to their 2008 release Awaken The Dreamers. The majority of This Is Where It Ends was recorded and mixes once again at Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland with producer Zack Ohren (Light This City, Decrepit Birth, Suffocation). Look for the album on sale both physically and digitally on July 26 (North America) and July 29 (Europe)!

Studio updates:

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4


Band profile: All Shall Perish
Posted: 26.04.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (4)

Agoraphobic Nosebleed - New Video Online

Relapse Records press release

Agoraphobic Nosebleed has posted the video for "Miscommunication" online now at The video was edited by David Hall for Handshake Inc. (Maryland Deathfest: The Movie, Disgorge, Mexico). "Miscommunication" comes from Agoraphobic Nosebleed's upcoming split release with Despise You. The split, titled And On And On..., will see its release tomorrow, Tuesday, April 26th, via Relapse Records.

And On And On... features the first new recorded Despise You material in almost 10 years, with 18 punishing hardcore tracks clocking in at just under 17 minutes. The Agoraphobic Nosebleed side of the split features seven brand new tracks of Agoraphobic Nosebleed's always-evolving-grindcore. The split is currently streaming in its entirety online now at And On And On... will be available digitally (iTunes), on 12'' vinyl (pressing details here) and CD (pre-order here).

To coincide with the split release, Relapse Mailorder is also now offering a new Despise You t-shirt. The shirt is available as part of an exclusive pre-order package with And On And On... at this location.


Band profile: Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Posted: 26.04.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)

Sirenia - Michael S. Krumins Leaves The Band

Official press release

Michael leaves Sirenia to use more time on his own bands and projects.
You can follow Michael's projects on


Band profile: Sirenia
Posted: 26.04.2011 by RaquelSenra | Comments (9)

Versailles - To Release New Album In July

Japanese metallers Versailles will release their forthcoming album, entitled Holy Grail, on July 15 via Warner Music.

Holy Grail tracklist:

01. Masquerade
02. Philia
03. Thanatos
04. Flowery
05. Remember Forever
06. Destiny -The Lovers-
07. Dry Ice Scream!! (Remove Silence)
08. Threshold
09. Judicial Noir
10. Love Will Be Born Again
11. Vampire
12. Faith & Decision
13. The Theme Of Holy Grail

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Band profile: Versailles
Posted: 25.04.2011 by Flower Metal | Comments (1)

Stormwarrior - New Album Details

Official press release

It's been a long ride, but the forthcoming Stormwarrior studio opus Heathen Warrior is finally completed. Lars and Yenz have returned after spending some time at the Jailhouse Studio in Denmark, where the album was mixed by Tommy Hansen.

Heathen Warrior is now scheduled to be released on 27 May 2011 through Massacre Records.


Band profile: Stormwarrior
Posted: 25.04.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)

Skálmöld - Sign With Napalm Records

Napalm Records press release

The bloodthirsty and fearless warriors of Skálmöld have joined the Napalm militia and are ready for battle! The Viking Metal's sextet first album will be released worldwide this summer!

The band commented: "We see this partnership with Napalm Records as a brotherhood - a brotherhood that will spread the true, Icelandic Viking spirit throughout the world. You should not go to war without allies and now, with Tutl Records on one side and Napalm Records on the other, Skálmöld is ready to fight all wars. Skál!"


Band profile: Skálmöld
Posted: 25.04.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)

Anvil - New Song Online

"FukenEh!", a brand new song from Canadian metallers Anvil, can be streamed in the YouTube clip at this location.

"FukenEh!" comes off the band's new album, Juggernaut Of Justice, which will be released on May 10 via The End Records. More details about Juggernaut Of Justice were previously reported over here.


Band profile: Anvil
Posted: 25.04.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (3)

Trivium - New Album Trailer Online

A trailer for the new album from Florida metallers Trivium can be viewed at this location.

The CD was recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with the production/mixing team of Colin Richardson (Machine Head, Bullet For My Valentine, Slipknot, Fear Factory) and Martin "Ginge" Ford. The follow-up to 2008's Shogun is currently being mixed for a summer release via Roadrunner Records.


Band profile: Trivium
Posted: 25.04.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (11)

Behemoth - Return To The Stage

As earlier reported, frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski of Polish death metal Behemoth was diagnosed with leukemia, and all tour dates had been cancelled. Two months after Nergal had been hospitalized a second time, the band is ready to hit the stage in Poland again in the course of the aptly titled "Phoenix Rising Tour", and abroad dates are to come.

Frontman Nergal comments:
"I'm proud to announce that we've just nailed these Polish leg of the tour! Fans from abroad, please be patient, Asia, Australia, Europe and US are under working. I'm beyond excited! I wanna see you all out there!"

The Polish Phoenix Rising tour dates read as follows:
08.10: Poznań, Eskulap
09.10: Gdańsk, Parlament
14.10: Kraków, Studio
15.10: Katowice, Mega Club
16.10: Wrocław, Eter
21.10: Warsaw, Stodola


Band profile: Behemoth
Event: Behemoth: Phoenix Rising Tour 2011
Posted: 24.04.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (28)

Agent Steel - New Song Online

"Tomb Of Ra", a brand new song from Californian metallers Agent Steel , is available for streaming at the band's Myspace page.

The band added: "The song features lead vocalist Rick Mythiasin (Steel Prophet). It was recorded and engineered by Bill Metoyer and mixed and mastered by Bernie Versailles. Enjoy, spread the word... share it."


Band profile: Agent Steel
Posted: 24.04.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (10)

Crystal Viper - New Video Online

Official press release

Polish female fronted Traditional Heavy Metal act Crystal Viper, released the "one take no dubs" video to the song "Night Of The Sin". The song is taken from the last Crystal Viper studio album Legends - and this is a rare chance to hear it in its "live version", as the song was recorded without overdubs, and the recording was not mixed and mastered.


Band profile: Crystal Viper
Posted: 24.04.2011 by Bad English | Comments (5)

Criminal - Begin Recording New Album

Official press release

Yesterday thrash masters Criminal - originally formed in Chile and now based in the UK - entered bassist Dan Biggin's HVR Recording Studios in Suffolk, UK to record their seventh studio album, the first since the departure of guitarist / founding member Rodrigo Contreras and the subsequent addition of Basque guitar wizard Olmo Cascallar.

"The way we're approaching the drums this time around is to focus a lot on the set-up of the sounds before we record", explains drummer Zac O'Neil. "I think in the past we've been too quick to start tracking without thinking too much about the raw audio. I'm very keen to move in a different direction from the way that metal is going with sampled and edited drums, and go back to the way that metal used to be before all this electronic trickery. Hopefully we'll retain the dynamics and raw energy that just isn't present in many productions nowadays.

I've also been concentrating on pre-production arrangements for the drum tracks. I want to make sure that what I play complements the songs and is not too busy or complicated for the sake of it.

I'm really looking forward to how this next Criminal album will turn out. Hopefully we'll also get some nice tracking footage as well for the fans to see just how we did it."

The as-yet-untitled album, the follow-up to the acclaimed White Hell (2009), will be released in August 2011 by Massacre Records.


Band profile: Criminal
Posted: 24.04.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

Noctem - New Song Online

"Invictus", a brand new song from Spanish metallers Noctem, is available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.

"Invictus" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled Oblivion, which will be released worldwide on June 13th through Rising Records.


Band profile: Noctem
Posted: 24.04.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (0)