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Benighted Soul - Debut Album Cover Art Revealed

French metallers Benighted Soul have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:

"We are proud to announce that the mastering of our debut album Start From Scratch is finally finished. The output looks imminent!

Also, here's a preview of the artwork by Eliran Kantor (Testament, The Old Dead Tree, To-Mera):

Soon, extracts from Start From Scratch on MySpace, so stay tuned!

See you soon."


Posted: 16.10.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)

Sorrowful Angels - Part Ways With Vocalist

Greek metallers Sorrowful Angels have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:

"Dear friends,

We would like to inform you that Sorrowful Angels are parting ways with their singer, Kostas Katikos, after accepting his request to leave the band for personal reasons. Sorrowful Angels wish to retain their current lineup, so singing duties will be taken by Dion (Guitars/Vocals). The band right now is reforming but very soon will be back with a new record.

Kostas last gigs with the band will be at Belgium, on the 5th and 6th of November. Thank you for all the support you have been giving us all this time."


Band profile: Sorrowful Angels
Posted: 16.10.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)

Saattue - Drummer Leaves The Band, Replacement Announced

Finnish metallers Saattue have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:

"Saattue has a new drummer. M. Ahlstén decided to leave the group after being a member of Saattue for five years and being responsible for recording drums for both of the band's albums, Jäähyvästi (2006) and Vuoroveri (2009). The new drummer is S. Köykkä, formerly a member of Finnish funeral doom metal band Colosseum. Saattue gives a big thank you to Mikael and welcomes Sameli in."


Band profile: Saattue
Posted: 15.10.2010 by BudDa | Comments (0)

U.D.O. - New Album Release Pushed Back

German metallers U.D.O. have issued the following update on their official website:

"The release of the new album Rev-Raptor which was initially planned for January 14th, 2011 was unfortunately postponed to March 18th, 2011!

The reason therefor is the sadly reappearance of Stefan's strong back suffering which forced him to quit playing drums in Accept back in the days. This setback hit Stefan in the middle of the recording session for the new album and forced everybody to make a longer pause now.

Stefan is under medical treatment at a specialist and we all hope that he will recover soon.

The show on November 06th, 2010 in Augsburg where U.D.O. will be headliner in front of 9.000 expected fans at the "Masters of Rock Antenne" festival in the "Schwabenhalle" is not compromised."


Band profile: U.D.O.
Posted: 15.10.2010 by Wilkinson | Comments (0)

Antimatter - "Alternative Matter" Compilation To Be Released In November

Prophecy Productions press release

On November 29, ten years after the recordings of their debut album Saviour, Antimatter release Alternative Matter a retrospective of another kind. This is not a standard best of album, but a compilation of exclusively unreleased recordings and alternative versions from the archives of the band, compiled by Antimatter mastermind Mick Moss with care and passion. Alternative Matter features demo and acoustic versions of well-known Antimatter songs, live recordings, remixes, and also new recordings which have been conceived especially for this compilation. And in their entirety all these songs tell a yet unknown Antimatter story.

After months of intense work on his anniversary compilation, Mick Moss himself is very pleased with its outcome: "The amazing thing about this compilation is that these pieces were set to tape in many different places during a period of over ten years, yet collected together they form a coherent and united new listening experience, a fascinating alternate history that sounds unlike any prior Antimatter album. I would love to be able to hear this collection in its entirety with fresh ears for the first time, but that's now for the listener to do."

Alternative Matter will be released in two versions: as a digipack double CD with 22 unreleased recordings and a total playing time of more than 100 minutes and as a premium artbook with more than 100(!) pages, three audio CDs and one DVD. The artbook features a comprehensive introduction and in-depth liner notes by Mick Moss as well as a vast amount of photographs illustrating Antimatter's career from 2000 up to now. The DVD features a documentary about Antimatter's history and two video clips. Without a doubt, this retrospetive will draw an impressive line under Antimatter's first decade of existence!

Alternative Matter cover art] tracklist:

Disc I
01. Black Sun
02. The Art Of A Soft Landing
03. Far Away
04. Saviour
05. Landlocked
06. In Stone
07. Epitaph
08. Terminal
09. Mr White
10. Flowers
11. Expire

Disc II
01. God Is Coming
02. Everything You Know Is Wrong
03. A Portrait Of The Young Man
04. Flowers
05. Holocaust
06. The Art Of A Soft Landing
07. Expire
08. Over Your Shoulder
09. Dream
10. Lost Control
11. Epitaph

Disc III Forbidden Matter EP]
01. Fighting For A Lost Cause
02. Enjoy The Silence
03. Angelic
04. Over Your Shoulder
05. Holocaust
06. The Summer Effect
07. Angelic

Disc IV
- Antimatter "The Small Yesterdays" Documentary


Band profile: Antimatter
Posted: 15.10.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (2)

Astral Doors - "Best Of" Compilation Tracklist Revealed

Swedish metallers Astral Doors will release their forthcoming "Best Of" compilation, entitled Testament Of Rock - The Best Of Astral Doors, on November 19 via Metalville.

According to the band, in the booklet of Testament Of Rock - The Best Of Astral Doors Mr.Erik Thompson of Sweden Rock magazine gives you a two page history-lesson about Astral Doors; a summary of the first decade with Astral Doors.

Testament Of Rock - The Best Of Astral Doors cover art] tracklist:

01. Cloudbreaker
02. Time To Rock
03. Of The Son And The Father
04. Black Rain
05. Power And The Glory
06. Bride Of Christ
07. New Revelation
08. Slay The Dragon
09. London Caves
10. Evil Is Forever
11. Lionheart
12. Quisling
13. Testament Of Rock
14. Victory


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Posted: 15.10.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)

Milking The Goatmachine - New Album Trailer Online

German metallers Milking The Goatmachine will release their forthcoming album, Seven... A Dinner For One, on November 26 via NoiseArt Records.

A trailer for Seven... A Dinner For One can be viewed at this location.

Sevenů A Dinner For One cover art] tracklist:

01. Seven
02. Beware Of The Wolf
03. Crunchy & Tasty
04. In Woods Of Unsuspected
05. Here Comes Uncle Wolf
06. The Black Paw
07. Ding Dong
08. Clockbox
09. The Wolf Is Dead
10. Down The Brook
11. Like A Goatmachine
12. Milk Me Up Before I Go Go
13. Cemetary Goats
14. Last Caress
15. Black Horn Sun
16. Goat On The Water


Posted: 15.10.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)

The Crown - New Album Streaming In Its Entirety

After disbanding in 2004, Swedish death metal band The Crown has returned, signing to Century Media this year for their new album, Doomsday King. The new album was released in Europe on September 27th and cames out in North America this week, on October 12th. is hosting the exclusive full album stream for Doomsday King. Go check it out at this location.

Doomsday King cover art] tracklist:

01. Doomsday King
02. Angel Of Death 1839
03. Age Of Iron
04. The Tempter And The Bible Black
05. Soul Slasher
06. Blood O.D.
07. Through Eyes Of Oblivion
08. Desolation Domain
09. From The Ashes I Shall Return
10. He Who Rises In Might - From Darkness To Light


Band profile: The Crown
Posted: 15.10.2010 by Thryce | Comments (0)

Sadist - New Video Online

"Broken And Reborn", the new video from Italian metallers Sadist, can be viewed at this location. The clip was shot on June 5, 2010 at the Alcatraz club in Milan, Italy when the band was the support act for Megadeth.

"Broken And Reborn" comes off the band's latest album, Season In Silence, which was released on April 2010 via Liveglobal/Self.


Band profile: Sadist
Posted: 15.10.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)

Aborym - Download A New Track

Season Of Mist press release

Italian industrial black metallers Aborym's new opus Psychogrotesque cover art] will hit the stores on next November 8th (one day later in the US). Made of a single, 52+ minute song divided into 10 parts, the album will be available as limited edition digipak and gatefold double LP with digital download card. More info about Psychogrotesque was previously reported over here.

Download part VII of Psychogrotesque as free MP3 at this location.

Also you can pre-order both formats of Psychogrotesque on Season Of Mist's e-shop.


Band profile: Aborym
Posted: 14.10.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (4)

Silent Stream Of Godless Elegy - New Album Teaser Online

As previously announced Link], Season Of Mist recently added Czech band Silent Stream Of Godless Elegy to the roster. The folk metal act's sixth opus is entitled Návaz and has been scheduled for a January 17th, 2011 (January 25th in North America) release.

A teaser for Návaz can be viewed at this location.


Band profile: Silent Stream Of Godless Elegy
Posted: 14.10.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)

Doro - New Video Online

German metal queen Doro Pesch just uploaded a first clip from the upcoming anniversary 2DVD/CD set 25 Years In Rock. The live performance of the Scorpions classic "Rock You Like A Hurricane" feat. Klaus Meine & Rudolf Schenker premieres today on MySpace. Check out the video at this location.

25 Years In Rock cover art] will be released on November 26, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records. More info about 25 Years In Rock was previously reported over here.


Band profile: Doro
Posted: 14.10.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (2)

Reverence - Sign With Candlelight Records

Candlelight Records press release

French Industrial Black Metal horde Reverence have caught the eye of Candlelight, who have signed them to their ever-growing roster. The band were previously on Osmose and have worked with Xeb Nort of Anorexia Nervosa and have had split releases with the likes of Blut Aus Nord.

The band had this to say about signing to Candlelight Records: "After 12 years of adventure and 3 albums, Reverence is proud to announce his signing with Candlelight Records. The band took advantage of this new way to enter in another dimension of his universe. After the trilogy (Industrial Mental Concept, Chamber Of Divine Elaboration, Inactive Theocracy), Reverence pushes its limits further into violence and introspection."


Band profile: Reverence
Posted: 14.10.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)

Deathspell Omega - Download A New Track

Paracletus, the fifth full-length by French black metallers Deathspell Omega, will be out on November 9th. Paracletus is the last chapter of a trilogy which took nine years to complete, a musical and spiritual quest during which everything was put at risk. The record closes the circle to the hallucinated sound of dissonant violence and menacing splendour, exploring the depths of abjection and the corruption of the other worlds on high.

And the best thing is, you can now download a full song off Paracletus for free. Click here to check out the track "Devouring Famine".

Paracletus cover art] tracklist:

01. Epiklesis I
02. Wings Of Predation
03. Abscission
04. Dearth
05. Phosphene
06. Epiklesis II
07. Malconfort
08. Have You Beheld The Fevers?
09. Devouring Famine .mp3]
10. Apokatastasis Pantôn


Band profile: Deathspell Omega
Posted: 14.10.2010 by Thryce | Comments (13)

Dark Moor - Audio Samples Available

Dark Moor has uploaded three audio samples from their upcoming album Ancestral Romance scheduled for release in November. The audio samples are of the first three songs off that record and you can listen to them at the band's MySpace page.

The theme of Ancestral Romance revolves around Spain's culture and history, as is well established in pieces like "Oh Wretched me! ", based on the "Life is a Dream" by Calderon de la Barca , "Tilt at Windmills" based on Don Quixote, "Mio Cid " inspired by the legend of the Spanish hero El Cid, "Alaric de Marnac", an adaptation of Paul Naschy's latest book of the same title, "Love from Stone" which tells of the legend of the lovers of Teruel, "Gadir" inspired by the first city founded in Europe: Cádiz, or "Ritual Fire Dance", adaptation of "Danza del Fuego" by Manuel de Falla, Spanish composer.

All lyrics have been written by the Spanish poet Francisco José García, the band's usual collaborator. The album also features Dark Moor's first song in Spanish, "La Canción del Pirata", where the band has put music to the famous poem by Espronceda.

You can find all album details again here.


Band profile: Dark Moor
Posted: 14.10.2010 by BudDa | Comments (7)