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Deathstars - New Drummer Announced

Official press release

The leatherswept members of Deathstars are getting ready for the release of their new video "Metal" and their "Greatest Hits On Earth" collection (release: November 4, 2011).

The band is also proud to present their new drummer Vice (aka Oscar Leander/Crescendolls). Vice replaces Bone W. Machine who split ways with Deathstars in 2010. "I'm really excited to be a part of Deathstars and I really feel that my drumming complements Deathstars music in a perfect way", says Vice.

Nightmare Industries adds: "With this addition to our band our recordings and live shows will deliver more energy than ever before. We are really pumped up about the future!"

Make sure to catch Deathstars live on tour with Rammstein or on one of their headlining shows in November and December 2011. The brand new single "Metal" is now available for digital download on iTunes!


Band profile: Deathstars
Posted: 25.10.2011 by BudDa | Comments (7)

Halcyon Way - Entire New Album Streaming Online

IndoctriNation, the forthcoming album from US metallers Halcyon Way, is available for streaming in its entirety at this location.

IndoctriNation will be released tomorrow (October 25th) via Nightmare Records.


Posted: 25.10.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)

Vangough - Entire New Album Streaming Online

US metallers Vangough will release their new album, entitled Kingdom Of Ruin, tomorrow (Tuesday, October 25th) in North America via Nightmare Records. The album is streaming in it's entirety at this location.


Posted: 25.10.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (5)

Nader Sadek - First Live Show Announced

International death metal super group Nader Sadek has set November 20th as its first live show ever made. The show takes place at Santos Party House in Manhattan, NY, USA and free of charge.

The band's debut album In The Flesh will be played in its entirety in a surreal setting.


Band profile: Nader Sadek
Event: Nader Sadek: In The Living Flesh
Posted: 24.10.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (8)

Caliban - European Tour With All Shall Perish

German metalcore act Caliban will embark on tour, dubbed Get Infected Tour 2012, set to take off in early February next year. Tour dates and locations can be seen after the jump.

Support on the trek comes off All Shall Perish, We Butter The Bread With Butter, Eyes Set To Kill and Attila.


Band profile: Caliban
Event: Caliban: Get Infected Tour 2012
Posted: 24.10.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (3)

Down - Metal Storm Contest Launched

To celebrate Down's two hometown Halloween shows, we are giving you the opportunity to win one of three L-size Down t-shirts.

All you need to do for your chance to win is go to the Contest page and answer the question.


Band profile: Down
Posted: 24.10.2011 by Baz Anderson | Comments (4)

Darkest Hour - Another New Video Online

"Your Every Day Disaster", the new video from US metallers Darkest Hour, can be exclusively viewed on Metal Hammer.

"Your Every Day Disaster" comes off the band's latest album, entitled The Human Romance, which was released on February 2011 via Century Media Records.


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Posted: 24.10.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)

Against The Plagues - New Song Streaming Online

Chicago-based, multinational, extreme-metal act Against The Plagues have released a brand new song from their upcoming-yet-to-be-titled album on the band's Myspace. You can also stream the song "Man's Modern World" below.


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Posted: 24.10.2011 by BudDa | Comments (6)

Foret D'Orient - Ink Deal With Archaic North Entertainment, To Release Debut Album

Archaic North Entertainment official press release:

Archaic North Entertainment has discovered a rising star from the ashes of a dying world, and is excited to announce its latest signing to its ever expanding roster of artists. Foret D'Orient from Italy has just inked a deal with the Canadian label and the debut release Essedvm is scheduled for release on November 18th, 2011. The album will be available through the label as well as its distribution partners around the world.


Posted: 24.10.2011 by archaicnorth | Comments (2)

Evile - Metal Storm CD Giveaway Closed

The Metal Storm Evile CD giveaway is now closed! Thank you to all who participated, and better luck next time!

The competition was stiff, this being one of our most popular contests yet, but we have our winners:




You should be receiving your copy of Five Serpents Teeth shortly.

To everyone else - keep your eyes peeled for more contests in the future, we've got more goodies to give away soon!


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Posted: 24.10.2011 by Doc Godin | Comments (18)

Battlelore - Going On Indefinite Break

Posted by the band on Facebook

"Battlelore played their last foreign show for the time being in Belgium, at Metal Female Voices Festival IX, on Friday October 21st 2011. After that the band is going on an indefinite break from touring and making music.


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Posted: 23.10.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (20)

Panzerchrist - Part Ways With Guitarist

After being a member of Danish blackened death metal tank Panzerchrist for 9 years, guitarist Rasmus Henriksen has decided to leave the band.


Band profile: Panzerchrist
Posted: 23.10.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (21)

Black Sun Aeon - New Album Streaming Online

Blacklight Deliverance, the brand-new upcoming album from Finnish melancholic metallers Black Sun Aeon is now streaming in its entirety over at Kaaoszine.


Band profile: Black Sun Aeon
Posted: 23.10.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (6)

Versailles - To Release New DVD

Japanese power metal/J-Rock outfit Versailles have announced that they will release a new live DVD entitled Chateau De Versailles: Jubilee. The DVD comes out December 21st in two formats, the normal edition and the limited edition, and will contain their "Method Of Inheritance World Tour 2010 - Grand Final - Chateau de Versailles" concert held at Shibuya C.C. Lemon Hall on September 4th, 2010.


Band profile: Versailles
Posted: 23.10.2011 by Flower Metal | Comments (3)

Electric Wizard - Begin Work On New Album

UK stoner/doom outfit Electric Wizard have announced that they have begun writing new material for what will become the band's next album.

The band wrote on their Facebook page: "Electric Wizard have begun work on the follow-up to last year's evil opus Black Masses. Material has been demoed at a secret location and was so 'malevolent and foreboding' that 2 tracks will see the light of day as a 7" EP scheduled for release at the forthcoming London Forum show on March 31st. The show will also feature previews of the new songs and (at last!) specially filmed sequences for the video show and more to be announced."


Band profile: Electric Wizard
Posted: 23.10.2011 by BudDa | Comments (6)