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Mägo De Oz - Long-Time Vocalist Leaves The Band

Spanish folk heavy metal band Mägo De Oz have announced that their vocalist, José Andrea, has decided to leave the band after 15 years.

Here it is the official statement: "José Andrea and Mägo de Oz, by agreement, amicably, have decided to break up our relationship and terminate it in a stage where we could enjoy one of the most magical voices of Spanish Rock in the past 15 years."

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Source: magodeoz.com
Band profile: Mägo De Oz
Posted: 03.11.2011 by Angel Of Rage | Comments (7)


Abigail Williams - New Album Title Revealed

US metallers Abigail Williams have set Becoming as the title for their forthcoming album, which will be released in Europe on January 23, 2012 via Candlelight Records.

Becoming was recorded in various warehouses throughout Los Angeles with frontman Ken Sorceron handling the mixing, mastering, production and engineering duties for the entire album. The final track listing, album art and more will be unleashed in the weeks ahead as the record nears release.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Abigail Williams
Posted: 02.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (10)


Corrosion Of Conformity - Sign With Candlelight Records

Candlelight Records press release

Candlelight Records today proudly announces the worldwide signing of Corrosion Of Conformity. Since early this year, the band - featuring the esteemed Animosity line-up of vocalist/bassist Mike Dean, guitarist Woody Weatherman, and drummer/vocalist Reed Mullin - has been working with long-time producer John Custer. Now nearly complete, their still untitled eighth studio album is planned for release early in the new year. Gathering last summer to jam as a trio for the first time in over a decade, the treasured threesome quickly rekindled the magic that originally united and ultimately bound the musicians on a journey that today continues to impress both fans and critics. It is the efforts of this line-up that Decibel Magazine recently called "a crucial stylistic lynchpin in the bridge between metal and punk. Corrosion of Conformity irrevocably reshaped crossover's sonic possibilities." AllMusic.com notes, "Corrosion Of Conformity weren't following any trends. They just incorporated all the things they liked about thrash, punk and '70s metal originators Black Sabbath into their constantly evolving sound. It secured them artistic and commercial credibility."

Candlelight's Steve Beatty says of the signing: "Animosity is one of my favourite records ever. To have Corrosion Of Conformity on Candlelight with that line-up is simply mouth watering. I saw the band in London recently and they did not disappoint. This hungry child can't wait for the record." Candlelight's Edward Christie adds: "we are extremely excited to welcome the band to the label and are looking forward to an amazing album. We are all huge fans and this is truly a memorable day for all of us." The band shares the excitement the immediate future holds. Woody Weatherman comments: "writing and recording this new record as a three-piece has been a blast. Having Reed back in the fold with Mike and I brings it around full circle. I'm really looking forward to all that lies ahead this upcoming year."

Reed Mullen adds: "Mike, Woody and I essentially learned how to play music together and cultivated our own style, sound, and unspoken language. Re-bonding with them musically has been the greatest thing that's ever happened to me." In addition to intense work on the album, Corrosion Of Conformity has kept busy in 2011 touring throughout the US and abroad. One of the main attractions at this year's Maryland Death Festival, the band mesmerized a salivating capacity audience. Sean Palmerston, editor for Canada's online magazine Hellbound, said: "I lapped this set up. It was like the tastiest comfort food after a hard day's work. I haven't listened to those classic Corrosion Of Conformity albums in a long, long time. It put a smile on my face."

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Source: candlelightrecords.co.uk
Band profile: Corrosion Of Conformity
Posted: 02.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (3)


Houwitser - Part Ways With Drummer And Vocalist

Official press release

Due to circumstances Houwitser parted with their drummer Marco de Groot. His place will be filled in by Marten van Kruijssen (Dictated) who was also the fill-in drummer for the last 2 shows of Houwitser.

Unfortunely we also have to announce that Houwitser's vocalist Stan Blonk has left the band due some personal reasons. The final 2 shows of 2011 will be done by Mike van Mastrigt (Sinister / Houwitser). After that, Houwitser is searching for a new vocalist.


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Source: houwitser.nl
Band profile: Houwitser
Posted: 02.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)


Animals As Leaders - New Song Streaming Online

A new track entitled "Somnarium" from US progressive instrumentalists Animals As Leaders is now streaming online at this location. The song comes off their upcoming release Weightless due out on November 8th via Prosthetic Records. More album details were previously reported here.

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Source: facebook.com
Posted: 02.11.2011 by pisymbol | Comments (1)


Leviathan - New Song Streaming Online

US ambient black metal one-man band Leviathan is now streaming online another new track entitled "Contrary Pulse" off of the upcoming new release True Traitor, True Whore at this location. True Traitor, True Whore is due out on November 8th through Profound Lore Records and it will mark the first Leviathan album to be completely executed in a studio environment. More album details were previously reported here.


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Source: invisibleoranges.com
Band profile: Leviathan
Posted: 02.11.2011 by pisymbol | Comments (3)


Lost Dreams - Release New Video

"Demons Call My Name", the new video from Austrian melodic death metallers Lost Dreams is now available for viewing below. The song comes of the band's upcoming new album Blinded By Rage, to be released on November 4th via Twilight Zone Records.

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Source: lost-dreams.com
Posted: 02.11.2011 by DEATH666 | Comments (0)


Gigantour 2012 - Line-Up And First Dates Revealed

Megadeth are excited to re-launch, for the first time since 2008, their critically acclaimed package festival, Gigantour. The multi-artist bill - with metal heavyweights Motörhead, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil, all personally picked by Dave Mustaine - will kick off in early 2012 with dates tentatively set for late January through early March.

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Source: bravewords.com
Event: Gigantour 2012
Posted: 01.11.2011 by Troll Gayant | Comments (27)


Cynic - Announce New EP Release Party And Special Acoustic Performance

Marking the release of Carbon-Based Anatomy, progressive metallers Cynic have confirmed a very special release party for this Wednesday, November 2nd, at Idle Hands Bar in New York. The band will be signing copies of the new EP and take part in a special intimate acoustic performance.

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Source: cyniconline.com
Band profile: Cynic
Posted: 01.11.2011 by Pandabeer | Comments (7)


Hirax - New Video Online

"Broken Neck", the new video from US thrashers Hirax, can be viewed at this location. The clip was directed by Donovan Vim Crony.

"Broken Neck" comes off the band's latest album, entitled El Rostro De La Muerte, which was released in November 2009 via Black Devil Records.


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Source: youtube.com
Band profile: Hirax
Posted: 01.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (5)


Sahg - New Video Online

"Mortify", the new video from Norwegian stoner metallers Sahg is now available for viewing below. The clip was directed by Tommy Naess. "Mortify" is off the band's third album III, released back in 2010.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Sahg
Posted: 01.11.2011 by BudDa | Comments (1)


Forbidden - Announce New Drummer

Posted on the band's Facebook page:

Craig Locicero, Russ Anderson, Matt Camacho, and Steve Smyth of the Bay Area thrash band Forbidden are proud to make the following announcement: "After a couple of grueling months of sifting through video auditions, we've finally got our man. Let it be known that on Halloween 2011, Sasha Horn from Chicago is Forbidden's new drummer!"

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Forbidden
Posted: 01.11.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (4)


The Soulless - Announce UK Tour

UK metallers The Soulless have confirmed a new UK tour with Bury Tomorrow. The tour is due to kick off on Thursday, December 8th in Bristol, just a few weeks after the band wraps up a tour with Carcer City and Against The Flood.

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Source: earachenews.blogspot.com
Band profile: The Soulless
Posted: 01.11.2011 by BudDa | Comments (0)


Metallica - Writing Material For New Album, First Ever Indian Show Cancelled

Metallica's bassist Robert Trujillo revealed in a recent interview (you can read it at this location) that the band is already writing material for a new album and that the recording process will probably be done throughout next year.

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Source: metalunderground.com
Band profile: Metallica
Posted: 01.11.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (48)


Akercocke - Band Members Launch New Black Metal Project

Akercocke drummer David Gray has joined forces with other band members Peter Benjamin and Sam Loynes (also of Diminished Fifth) in a new black metal project called Voices.

The band commented: "We recently set foot in studio to record drums for the first full-length Voices release and there is going to be no let-up and we hope to complete the album before the end of the year. Also we shot a music video for a version of one of the tracks featuring on the album and is due for its imminent release."

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Source: roadrunnerrecords.com
Band profile: Akercocke
Posted: 01.11.2011 by warensemble | Comments (13)