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Believer - New Album Details

US metallers Believer will release their new album, Transhuman, on April 11th in Europe via Metal Blade Records.

The album was produced by Trauma Team Productions and mixed by Kevin Gutierrez at Assembly Line Studios. The release was mastered at Maor Appelbaum Mastering in Los Angeles, California.

Transhuman cover art] tracklist:

01. Lie Awake
02. G.U.T.
03. Multiverse
04. End Of Infinity
05. Transfection
06. Clean Room
07. Currents
08. Traveler
09. Ego Machine
10. Being No One
11. Entanglement
12. Mindsteps


Band profile: Believer
Posted: 22.02.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (6)

Blut Aus Nord - New Album Details

French metallers Blut Aus Nord will release their new album, 777 - Sect(s), on April 18 (April 19 in North America) via Debemur Morti Productions. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at Earthsound Studio. The artwork was created by Chilean artist Daniel Valencia from Fenomeno Design and can be viewed below:

777 - Sect(s) tracklist:

01. Epitome 1
02. Epitome 2
03. Epitome 3
04. Epitome 4
05. Epitome 5
06. Epitome 6

The album will be available in a 6-panel digipack CD and noble 12" LP. The CD can be pre-ordered at this location. Customers who avail of the pre-order option will qualify for free postage worldwide.


Band profile: Blut Aus Nord
Posted: 22.02.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (24)

Sarke - New Album Details

Sarke, the Norwegian band featuring Thomas "Sarke" Bergli (Khold, Tulus, Old Man's Child, Sensa Anima) and Nocturno Culto (Darkthrone), will release its sophomore album, Oldarhian, on April 15 via Indie Recordings.

Oldarhian cover art] tracklist:

01. Condemned
02. Pilgrim Of The Occult
03. Pessimist
04. Passage To Oldarhian
05. Flay The Wolf
06. Captured
07. Paradigm Lost
08. Novel Dawn
09. Burning Of The Monoliths
10. The Stranger Brew


Band profile: Sarke
Posted: 22.02.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (3)

Between The Buried And Me - Sign With Metal Blade Records

Metal Blade Records press release

Celebrated progressive rock / cutting-edge metal band Between The Buried And Me (also BTBAM) has inked a worldwide recording deal with Metal Blade Records. The award-winning North Carolina quintet will kick off the partnership with the April release of its new album The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues.

Guitarist Paul Waggoner commented: "We are delighted in the opportunity to join the Metal Blade family. Their commitment to heavy music over the years is inspiring and we look forward to becoming a part of the ever-growing legacy of the label. Our new release, titled The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues will hit the streets in April. We are confident that our dedicated fans will appreciate it and hopeful that we will gain the attention of some new ears as well. In closing, I'd like to reference a quote from the illustrious Joe Dirt: "Life's a garden, dig it"."

Further details on The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues will be made available soon. The LP will contain the first new music from Between The Buried And Me since the release of 2009's The Great Misdirect, which landed at #36 on the Billboard Top 200 in its first week of release. Between The Buried And Me supported the album with a full scale North American headlining tour and live dates across Europe, Australia and Japan as well as a U.S. tour as hand-picked support for like-minded rockers Mastodon.

Check out a teaser here.


Band profile: Between The Buried And Me
Posted: 22.02.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (19)

Imperia - New Album Details

Dutch metallers Imperia will release their forthcoming album, Secret Passion, on March 25 via Massacre Records. The CD was recorded at Spacelab studio in Germany. The album's first single, "Let Down", features a guest appearance by cellist Tina Guo.

Secret Passion cover art] tracklist:

01. Touch Of Your Hand
02. Secret Passion
03. Fragile
04. Out Of Sight
05. Let Down
06. Violence
07. Like Rain
08. Suicide
09. Hold On
10. Greed
11. Missing It All
12. My Sleeping Angel
13. Mistress


Band profile: Imperia
Posted: 21.02.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (3)

Illdisposed - New Song Online

"Heaven Forbid", a brand new song from Danish metallers Illdisposed, is available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.

"Heaven Forbid" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled There Is Light (But It's Not For Me), which will be released on April 1 via Massacre Records. The band recorded the album at Antfarm Studio in Århus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (Moonspell, Dark Tranquillity, Gorefest, Sick Of It All). More details about There Is Light (But It's Not For Me) were previously reported over here.


Band profile: Illdisposed
Posted: 21.02.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)

Syrens Call - New Video Online

"Hang On To Life", the new video from French metallers Syrens Call, can be viewed at this location.

"Hang On To Life" comes off the band's latest album, entitled Raging Waters, which was released on November 2010 via Pervade Productions.


Band profile: Syrens Call
Posted: 21.02.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)

Dimmu Borgir - Special Performance With Orchestra And Choir Announced

Symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir will be performing one very exclusive show with a special, never-to-be-repeated set list with 53 members of Kork (the Norwegian Radio Orchestra) and 30 members of the Schola Cantorum Choir, who were musical guests on the Billboard-charting ninth studio album, Abrahadabra.

For fans of Dimmu's Wagnerian-inspired majesty, Saturday, May 28, 2011 at the Oslo Spektrum in Norway promises to be a momentous once-in-a-lifetime experience, as this is the band's only confirmed worldwide appearance throughout the summer.

Dimmu Borgir guitarist Silenoz states: "It is with great pride and a sense of fulfillment that we can finally announce this event as yet another ambition becomes reality!" Adds vocalist Shagrath: "Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen. Dimmu Borgir makes it happen. The circle will now be complete."

Tickets go on sale on Monday, February 21st for 570 Norwegian kroner. Only 150 V.I.P. tickets (1,500 Norwegian kroner each) will be available, which will include a Meet & Greet with the band one hour before doors, free tapas & beer, and a view of the entire performance from a special riser. Doors are at 6:30 pm. Showtime is 8 pm.


Band profile: Dimmu Borgir
Event: Dimmu Borgir & Norwegian Radio Orchestra And Choir
Posted: 21.02.2011 by __SpOO__ | Comments (38)

Orange Goblin - USA Tour Feat. The Gates Of Slumber

Orange Goblin will be returning to the US to celebrate the band's 15th Anniversary with a full nationwide tour in May and June.

Support on all dates (with the exception of Maryland Deathfest and Chicago) comes from Indianapolis doom metal heroes The Gates Of Slumber and Brooklyn's heavy psych-freaks Naam.

These tour dates will coincide with the US re-release of the first five Orange Goblin albums, recorded on Rise Above Records and made available in the US through Metal Blade. They will also be available as a limited edition box-set.

Orange Goblin: North American tour dates:

05/28 - New York, NY @ Santos Party House
05/29 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (Maryland Deathfest)
05/31 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
06/01 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
06/02 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack's
06/03 - Austin, TX @ The Scott Inn
06/04 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
06/05 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
06/06 - Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour
06/07 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
06/09 - Portland, OR @ Dante's
06/10 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
06/11 - Chicago, IL @ Double Door


Band profile: Orange Goblin
Posted: 21.02.2011 by BudDa | Comments (2)

Amorphis - Tentative Release Date And Tracklist Revealed

Mark Gromen from BW&BK wrote the following special road report, revealing more details regarding Amorphis' upcoming new album, scheduled for a May 27th release through Nuclear Blast.

"In Sonic Pump Studios, on the outskirts of Helsinki, Amorphis premiered their latest twelve track opus for an assemblage of foreign journalists, as well as homegrown fans. Even the album artwork is still in transition, as an egg hovers in the clouds above a groove of snow covered pine trees, the familiar arched Hammer Of Thor symbol is crudely depicted on the shell. Neither label reps, nor management had heard the album prior to the listening session! Bold move.

The still unmastered disc, rumored to go under the title of Beginning Of Time (the last song on the album) will be finalized within the coming week.

Tracklisting (running order still subject to change): "Mermaid", "My Enemy", "You I Need", "Battle For Light", "Three Words", "On A Stranded Shore", "Escape", "Reformation", "Soothsayer", "Song Of The Sage", "Crack In A Stone" and "Beginning Of Time".

The songs feature plenty of death vocals from Tomi Joutsen, as well a couple of new wrinkles."


Band profile: Amorphis
Posted: 21.02.2011 by Sentenced Odiin | Comments (11)

Deadlock - Entire New Album Streaming Online

Bizarro World, the upcoming new album from German "disco-death" metallers Deadlock, is available for streaming in its entirety at

Bizarro World will be released on February 28th in Europe and on March 16th in North America through Lifeforce Records. More album details were previously reported over here.


Band profile: Deadlock
Posted: 20.02.2011 by martin.deimos | Comments (7)

Krypteria - Album Cover Art Revealed

German symphonic gothic metal band Krypteria will release their new album All Beauty Must Die on April 22nd through Roadrunner Records.

The band has now revealed the cover artwork for their fourth full-length album.

More All Beauty Must Die album details were previously reported over here.


Band profile: Krypteria
Posted: 20.02.2011 by another_me | Comments (10)

Vesania - Polish Tour Dates Announced

Polish black metal band Vesania will embark on the Unholy Carnival Tour in April.

The band - which features in its ranks Behemoth bassist Tomasz "Orion" Wróblewski on vocals and guitar, UnSun/Decapitated bassist Filip "Heinrich" Hałucha, and Dimmu Borgir session drummer Darek "Daray" Brzozowski - will share the stage with Azarath and Nomad.

Unholy Carnival Tour Part I

13.04.2011 - Grafitti, Lublin, PL
14.04.2011 - Pod Palma, Rzeszow, PL
15.04.2011 - Fabryka, Krakow, PL
16.04.2011 - Arkada, Katowice, PL
17.04.2011 - Progresja, Warszawa, PL


Band profile: Vesania
Posted: 20.02.2011 by Randal | Comments (1)

Demonaz - First Solo Album In April

Demonaz (his passport says Harald Nævdal) - former guitarist and main lyricist for Immortal - will release his first solo album, March Of The Norse, on April 1st in Europe through Nuclear Blast Records.

Old demo versions of two tracks, called "Over The Mountains" and "Dying Sun", can be streamed below or on MySpace. Both tracks were recorded in 2007 at the Soundsurf Studios in Bergen, Norway.

The line-up on those demos was completed by Immortal guitarist Abbath on bass and former Immortal drummer Armagedda, together with guitarist Ice Dale (Enslaved, Gorgoroth, I)

March Of The Norse cover art] tracklist:

01. Northern Hymn
02. All Blackened Sky
03. March Of The Norse
04. A Son Of The Sword
05. Where Gods Once Rode
06. Under The Great Fires
07. Over The Mountains
08. Ode To Battle
09. Legends Of Fire And Ice
10. Dying Sun

Over The Mountains

Under The Dying Sun


Band profile: Immortal
Posted: 20.02.2011 by Thryce | Comments (15)

Before The Dawn - Entire New Album Streaming Online

Deathstar Rising, the forthcoming album from Finnish metallers Before The Dawn, is available for streaming in its entirety at the band's Facebook page.

Deathstar Rising will be released in Europe on February 25 via Nuclear Blast Records. More details about Deathstar Rising were previously reported over here.


Band profile: Before The Dawn
Posted: 19.02.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (4)