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Vimaranes Metallvm Fest V - First Bands Announced

The first bands set to perform on Portuguese metal festival Vimaranes Metallvm Fest V have now been revealed. Get the names after the jump.

The festival takes place at Trovadores Do Cano in Guimarães on October 7th to 8th.

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Source: vimaranesmetallvm.pt.vu
Event: Vimaranes Metallvm Fest V
Posted: 29.07.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (1)


Disturbed - Going On Indefinite Hiatus

Davin Drainman, singer of American nu metal band Disturbed announced through his twitter account that the band is going on indefinite hiatus, in a reply to a fan question. He couldn't tell if the band was breaking up for good.

Speculation about Disturbed's future began two weeks ago when frontman David Draiman told an Idaho radio station: "This is gonna be the last tour that the American people get to see us in for awhile, if not indefinitely. We have some things going on internally, we have some personal things going on."

Disturbed guitarist Dan Donegan addressed the rumors about the band possibly breaking up in a new interview on Wednesday (July 27) with Dallas radio station KEGL-FM. The guitarist then said: "Ever since the start of this band, we've always had a game plan of what comes next after each thing. So it's always been 'write, record, tour, let's go home for a month, let's start writing again, do the same thing all over again.' So it's always been laying out future plans. This time around, we just haven't really gotten to those discussions yet. We know that we're coming to the end of this touring cycle and we just haven't planned on what we wanna do next."

Donegan would not say that the band was going to stay together, adding, "I really don't know . I don't have a clear answer because I'm not sure where everybody's head's at at the moment other than we're having a great time out on tour, we're going out big, we're carrying big production, we wanna end this on a big note. I think we're not ready to sit down and have the discussions of when we wanna get back together or if we're gonna. So we're kind of winging it."

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Source: twitter.com
Band profile: Disturbed
Posted: 29.07.2011 by qlacs | Comments (17)


Týr - European Tour With Moonsorrow & Crimfall

Faroe Islands' epic metallers Týr will embark on a European tour later this year. The tour will also feature Finnish viking/folk metallers Moonsorrow, while the opening support slot will be filled by Finnish symphonic folk metallers Crimfall. The trek, dubbed Dead Tyrants Tour, will take off in early November all the way into December. Get all the dates after the jump.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Týr
Event: Týr + Moonsorrow: Dead Tyrants Tour
Posted: 29.07.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (9)


Evile - Entire Album Preview Online

One and a half minute previews of all songs set to appear on the upcoming Evile album Five Serpent's Teeth can now be heard in the YouTube clip below.

Five Serpent's Teeth is set to be released on September 26th through Earache Records. More album details were previously reported over here.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Evile
Posted: 29.07.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (4)


Adrenaline Mob - Touring With Godsmack, Debut Album Due Next Year

Adrenaline Mob - one of the many side-projects of drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-Avenged Sevenfold, Transatlantic) together with Symphony X vocalist Russell Allen - will be touring with the alternative metal band Godsmack in August in support of their post-Mayhem tour.

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Source: mikeportnoy.com
Posted: 29.07.2011 by Project Endgame | Comments (1)


Damnation Festival 2011 - More Names Announced

More bands have been announced for the Damnation Festival 2011, set to take place on November 5th at the Leeds University in Leeds, UK.

The management of the festival recently confirmed the appearance of Evile, Turisas, A Man Called Catten, Astrohenge and Xerath.

Get the full line-up so far after the jump. Tickets can be bought here or here.

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Source: damnationfestival.co.uk
Event: Damnation Festival 2011
Posted: 29.07.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (0)


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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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Leviathan
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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Source: youtube.com
Band profile: Wolf
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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Source: roadrunnerrecords.com
Band profile: Blotted Science
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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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Devin Townsend
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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Source: hailsandhorns.com
Band profile: Warbringer
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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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Ludicra
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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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Iced Earth
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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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Suicidal Angels
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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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Descending
Posted: 29.07.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (0)