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Autumn - Forced To Cancel German Shows

Dutch rockers Autumn have been forced to cancel their German dates in February due to irreconcilable work-related issues.

A statement from the band read: "Due to unexpected and unavoidable work commitments, Dutch heavy rock outfit Autumn have been forced to postpone all three German shows this February. The band did manage to salvage the show in Tilburg, Holland due to it being hosted on a Friday evening. Autumn are now collaborating with the venues and booking agency Creative Talent to either reschedule the cancelled shows or to incorporate them into a larger international tour later this year. Details will be released as soon as possible."


Band profile: Autumn
Posted: 02.02.2012 by BudDa | Comments (0)

Hammer Horde - New Video Online

Ohio-based viking/pagan metallers Hammer Horde have debuted their new video for the song "Midgårdian Revelry". The song is taken from their forthcoming album Vinlander, due out on March 1st, 2012, via Storm Surge Records. The album is already available for pre-order and the video can be viewed below. More album details were previously reported here.


Band profile: Hammer Horde
Posted: 02.02.2012 by HammerHorde | Comments (0)

Abysmal Dawn - Two Songs Streaming Online

"Solitude's Demise", a remastered song from US death metallers Abysmal Dawn is now streaming online at this location. Another song, "Salting The Earth", is also streaming here. Both songs are taken from the band's debut album From Ashes, which was originally released in 2006 and has now been remastered and released via Relapse Records. The new version also contains three demos.


Band profile: Abysmal Dawn
Posted: 02.02.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (1)

1349 - Announce Two Special Norwegian Shows

Norwegian black metallers 1349 revealed on their official website that they have scheduled two special shows in Norway this April. The band will perform at Hulen in Bergen on April 27th and at Folken in Stavanger on April 28th.


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Posted: 01.02.2012 by thorsdottir | Comments (0)

UFO - New Single Online

"Fight Night", a brand new song from British hard-rockers UFO is now streaming exclusively at Guitarworld. "Fight Night" is the new single off the band's upcoming album Seven Deadly, which will be released on February 28th in North America and a day earlier in Europe via SPV/Steamhammer.


Posted: 01.02.2012 by kual21 | Comments (2)

Anathema - To Release New Album In April

UK atmospheric rockers Anathema have announced on their official website that their new album will be entitled Weather Systems and will be available on Kscope from April 16th. Weather Systems is the follow-up to 2010's We're Here Because We're Here.

Daniel Cavanagh comments: "It feels like we are at a creative peak right now, and this album reflects that. Everything from the production to the writing to the performances are a step up from our last album."


Band profile: Anathema
Posted: 01.02.2012 by Angel_Lament | Comments (18)

Ahab - Update From The Band

German doom masters Ahab have entered the Überwälder Klangdressur studio to begin recording their as-yet-untitled follow-up album to The Divinity Of Oceans. The band has now checked in from the recording process with the following brief update: "We've finished the drum recording and the bass recordings and it sounds outstanding. Today Heci will follow with the guitar recording. There will be some pics later this week."


Band profile: Ahab
Posted: 01.02.2012 by Abattoir | Comments (3)

The Cult - New Album Details Revealed

UK hard-rockers The Cult have finished recording Choice Of Weapon, their first studio album in five years. Choice Of Weapon is due to be released on May 22nd through the band's new label Cooking Vinyl. The album was co-produced by Chris Goss and Bob Rock. The first single of the album, entitled "Lucifer", is already available for download at the band's official website.


Band profile: The Cult
Posted: 01.02.2012 by kual21 | Comments (1)

Landmine Marathon - New Video Online

"Beaten And Left Blind", a brand new video from US extreme metallers Landmine Marathon is now available online. You can watch the video below. The song is taken from the band's latest album Gallows, which was released in September last year through Prosthetic Records.


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Posted: 01.02.2012 by Abattoir | Comments (7)

Anterior - Calling It Quits, Announce Final Show

UK metalcore act Anterior are calling it quits after having only released two full-length albums. The band will be playing one last show in London on March 2nd.

Statement from the band: "It is with great sadness and disappointment that we have decided to call it a day. After 10 years, 2 albums, many members and countless tours we will no longer be continuing with Anterior."


Band profile: Anterior
Posted: 01.02.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (7)

Spawn Of Possession - Guitarist Suffer Focal Dystonia, Announce Tour Replacement

Guitarist Danny Tunker (God Dethroned, ex-Prostitute Disfigurement) is to replace guitarist Christian Müenzner, in Spawn Of Possession, on the upcoming European tour with Obscura, Gorod, and Exivious.


Band profile: Spawn Of Possession
Event: Omnivium Europe Tour 2012
Posted: 01.02.2012 by Nekrokvlt | Comments (1)

Metal Storm Awards 2011 - Now Open!

Metalstormers, the time is here once more.

The Metal Storm Awards 2011 are now open!

Throughout January we have been painstakingly working to provide you with a run-down of our nominations for what we feel are the best albums of 2011. It is now your job to check out the cream of the crop, and vote for your favourites.

This is the eighth year of the Metal Storm Awards, and as always you have the month of February to cast your judgement. This year however, we have introduced a couple of new categories; Melodic Black and Djent/Math metal, and also split up a few of the categories that were coupled in previous years.

Don't forget to share this news with your friends, or even start your own campaign over the internet for your favourite bands to win. We have done the hard work bringing you these nominations, now let's have some fun. Useful banners and buttons can be found here.

Results will be announced on the 1st March!

- The Metal Storm Staff


Posted: 01.02.2012 by Ivan | Comments (431)

Opeth - Announce Heritage Hunter Tour With Mastodon

Swedish progressive metallers Opeth have announced a co-headlining North American tour with Mastodon. Ghost will be their special guests opening all shows. The tour starts on April 4th in Portland, Maine, and will end on May 12th in Atlanta, Georgia.


Band profile: Opeth
Event: Opeth + Mastodon: Heritage Hunter Tour
Posted: 31.01.2012 by aerobat97 | Comments (18)

D.R.I. - Spike Cassidy Admitted To Hospital Due To Colectomy Complications

US punk/crossover thrash metallers D.R.I.'s guitarist and founding member Spike Cassidy is in the hospital recovering from complications after a colectomy (removal of entire colon) performed earlier this month. The recovery process may interfere with the band's future touring plans.


Band profile: D.R.I.
Posted: 31.01.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (5)

3 Inches Of Blood - Announce New Bassist

Canadian heavy metallers 3 Inches Of Blood have revealed that Byron Stroud (Strapping Young Lad, Fear Factory), who has previously worked with the band, is their new bass player.

Byron Stroud had this to say about it: "I am super stoked to let everyone know that I have joined my brothers in 3IOB. We are busy rehearsing for touring of the new record Long Live Heavy Metal. The band asked me to come on board as manager earlier last year. We rehearse in my bike shop, I've toured with them in the past and being involved in many aspects of the new record has been extremely gratifying for me. I'm looking forward and see a great future for this band. I'll see you all on tour this year."


Band profile: 3 Inches Of Blood
Posted: 31.01.2012 by BloodTears | Comments (2)