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Svartsot - New Album Details Revealed

Maledictus Eris, the new upcoming album of Danish folk metal band Svartsot will be released in July/August.

The band released the following statement: "We're proud to be able to release the cover artwork and tracklist for the third Svartsot album; Maledictus Eris. As previously announced, the album recounts the tale of the Black Death's incursion into Danish history from 1349 to 1350. The album begins the tale from just prior to the plague's arrival through to when the first bout relinquished its grasp, and focuses on the way the epidemic affected the population - from victim to survivor. We have taken more inspiration from medieval music than on previous albums, and the feel of the album in general has taken a darker and more emotive turn on this recording.

We are extremely satisfied with the way this album has turned out and hope that the fans - both old and new - will take kindly to it. But at the same time, we should also make clear that this album is somewhat different to its predecessors, and not for the worse as far as we're concerned.

We have a series of live dates in Denmark lined up for after the release, and hope to be able to add more European dates to the list soon. News on dates and leading up to the release will be posted as soon as we have it."

Album Release Dates:

27.07.2011 Spain, Finland, Sweden
29.07.2011 Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg
01.08.2011 Rest Of Europe
09.08.2011 USA, Canada

Maledictus Eris tracklist:

01. Staden...
02. Gud Giv Det Varer Ved!
03. Dødedansen
04. Farsoten Kom
05. Holdt Ned Af En Tjørn
06. Den Forgængelige Tro
07. Om Jeg Lever Kveg
08. Kunsten At Dø
09. Den Nidske Gud
10. Spigrene
11. ...Og Landet Ligger Så Øde Hen

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Svartsot
Posted: 08.06.2011 by BudDa | Comments (4)


Dying Fetus - Bolt Thrower Cover Streaming Online

"Unleashed Upon Mankind", Dying Fetus' take on the Bolt Thrower classic, has been made available for streaming over at Facebook.

"Unleashed Upon Mankind" comes off the band's upcoming 20th anniversary cover EP, entitled History Repeats..., which will be released on July 19th through FYE stores and Relapse mailorder exclusively. More album details were previously reported over here.

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Dying Fetus
Posted: 08.06.2011 by BudDa | Comments (0)


Firewind - North American Tour With Arsis, White Wizzard, Nightrage

Greek metallic powerhouse Firewind is extremely excited to announce their first-ever headlining North American tour, dubbed the Frets of Fury. This package (sponsored by ESP Guitars, BlackStar Amps and Guitar World) kicks off on October 9th and features a wide array of metal's elite: Arsis, White Wizzard and Nightrage.

General Admission tickets will go on sale everywhere on June 16. Get the dates after the jump.

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Source: firewind.gr
Band profile: Firewind
Event: Firewind: Frets Of Fury North American Tour
Posted: 08.06.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (4)


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.

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Source: bccommunion.com
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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Source: judaspriest.com
Band profile: Judas Priest
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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Band profile: L'Esprit Du Clan
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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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Crucified Barbara
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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Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Pain
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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Source: dreamtheater.net
Band profile: Dream Theater
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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Source: youtube.com
Band profile: In Flames
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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Source: earache.com
Band profile: Evile
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.

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Source: facebook.com
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.


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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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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Thurisaz
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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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Cynic
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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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Arch Enemy
Posted: 05.06.2011 by Thryce | Comments (5)