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Gallileous - Part Ways With Guitarist

Polish funeral doom metal band Gallileous has parted ways with longtime guitarist Krzysztof "Wino" Winkler.

The official band statement reads: "After long discussions and considerations Wino has left the band because of health and personal reasons. We, here at Gallileous, respect this difficult and important decisions of the extreme music enthusiast!

Wino combined two stages in the band: the beginning of the 90's game as a 14 year old geek until the present day and also after the reactivation of the band and filling the void left after the death of team-mate Gregory "Gego" Lasocie. Thank you for playing together, the magic voice and an uncompromising commitment and passion to Gallileous for so many years."


Band profile: Gallileous
Posted: 26.02.2011 by BudDa | Comments (0)

Soilwork - New Video Online

"Let This River Flow", the new video from Swedish gothenburg metal band Soilwork, can now be watched below.

"Let This River Flow" comes off the band's latest album The Panic Broadcast, which was released in July last year through Nuclear Blast Records.


Band profile: Soilwork
Posted: 26.02.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (4)

Fused Festival - Line-Up Finalized

The Classic Rock Society & Summer's End are proud to announce Fused Festival 2011, taking place in Lydney, Gloucestershire on April 1-3rd.

Fused Festival brings together twelve of the UK and Europe's finest Prog Metal and Symphonic Rock bands. Vanden Plas and Threshold will be headlining the festival. The full line-up looks as follows:

Friday, April 1st: Vanden Plas, Winter In Eden

Saturday, April 2nd: Threshold, To-Mera, Toxic Smile, After-Math, Hookah The Fuzz

Sunday, April 3rd: Kingfisher Sky, Day Six, Hanging Doll, Haken, Loreweaver


Event: Fused Festival
Posted: 26.02.2011 by Jaguar | Comments (0)

Danzig - US Tour With Devildriver

Danzig has lined up a spring North American headlining tour in support of the band's latest album, Deth Red Sabaoth. Support on the trek will come from Devildriver and 2Cents.

Danzig + Devildriver:

Apr. 29 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
Apr. 30 - Ventura, CA - Ventura Theatre
May 02 - Salt Lake City, UT - Great Salt Air
May 03 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theatre
May 04 - Kansas City, MO - Voodoo
May 06 - Austin, TX - Stubb's Bar-B-Q
May 07 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street
May 09 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock
May 10 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
May 11 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
May 13 - Richmond, VA - The National
May 14 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
May 15 - Albany, NY - Northern Lights
May 17 - Baltimore, MD - Bourbon St.
May 18 - Westbury, NY - Westbury Theatre
May 20 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage Ae
May 21 - Columbus, OH - Rock On The Range
May 22 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
May 24 - Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room
May 25 - St. Louis, MO - Pops
May 27 - Albuquerque, New Mexico - Sunshine Theatre
May 28 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre


Band profile: Danzig
Event: Danzig + Devildriver
Posted: 26.02.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (2)

Between The Buried And Me - New Song Online

A six-and-a-half-minute portion of "Specular Reflection", a brand-new track from US progressive metalcore band Between The Buried And Me, has been made available for streaming, exclusively at Altpress.

"Specular Reflection" comes off the band's upcoming new album The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues, which will be released on April 12th through Metal Blade Records.


Band profile: Between The Buried And Me
Posted: 26.02.2011 by BudDa | Comments (6)

Hellfest Open Air - One More Name Added To The Line-Up

Thin Lizzy has been added to the Hellfest Open Air 2011 line-up.

The legendary Irish hard rockers will be performing on Saturday June 18th along Scorpions, Black Label Society and UFO.

The festival is set to take place June 17-19th in Clisson, France. An up-to-date festival billing is available over here.

In other news, there's an official Hellfest app available for free on AppStore and Android Market. With this app, you'll be able to follow all the latest news about Hellfest 2011 before, during and after the festival.

The application offers the following features: Festival news, Notifications "Push" (on iPhone), Full line-up, Photo and video galleries, Integrated Twitter app, Access to e-tickets, Personalize your Hellfest schedule by adding your favorite bands, Practical info (transport, camping etc.), Sharing on Facebook and Twitter.

To download the application, go to this location.


Event: Hellfest Open Air 2011
Posted: 26.02.2011 by Thryce | Comments (3)

Gorguts - Update On The New Album

Recently reactivated Quebec-based technical death metal band Gorguts have reportedly entered the studio to start pre-production on the new album, tentatively scheduled for a summer 2011 release through a yet-to-be-determined label.

The band's current line-up consists of drummer John Longstreth (Origin, ex-Angelcorpse), bassist Colin Marston (Behold... The Arctopus, Krallice, Dysrhythmia), guitarist Kevin Hufnagel (Dysrhythmia, ex-While Heaven Wept), along longtime Gorguts vocalist/guitarist Luc Lemay.

The same Luc Lemay issued the following update: "Just a few words to let you know where we are with the songwriting of the new album. We got together at the end of January to finish up the last songs to complete the album. Colin and Kevin have contributed to the album with a song each. Amazingly well composed their songs suits the Gorguts aesthetic wonderfully.

The album will have a total of 9 songs including one instrumental piece for string orchestra composed by me. The album is going to be over one hour long. It's still very brutal but darkly, ambient and progressive as well. The album main concept is going to be a musical journey that will talk about the wonders of Tibet as well as the dramatic fate they've been going through for over 50 years now.

I'm hard at work on the lyrics as I'm writing this update. For this album, I wanted to have all the music finished first before writing any lyrics. This way, having all the musical canvas done I can now concentrate on the story telling aspect. When everything will be ready we're going to record the album along with my longtime friend and producer Pierre Remillard at his Wild Studio in Quebec.

Since we're still discussing with a label, we can't tell you a street date yet for the release of the album but we're shooting for this Summer. In the meantime, you can enjoy for the first time this new song taken from one of our pre-production session which was recorded by Colin at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves Studio in Queens NY.

The wait is almost over for us to unleash this new beast."


Band profile: Gorguts
Posted: 26.02.2011 by Thryce | Comments (7)

Scar Symmetry - Album Artwork Revealed

Swedish progressive melodic death metal band Scar Symmetry just revealed the cover artwork for the band's upcoming album The Unseen Empire.

The Unseen Empire will be released on April 15th through Nuclear Blast Records.

Commented drummer Henrik Ohlsson: "The Unseen Empire seeks to expose the hidden hand of the elite that pull the strings of mankind in order to fullfill their agenda of global domination. The album concept goes from theories of shadow governments to secret ancient bloodlines and even further into speculations of malevolent influence from metaphysical reptilian-based intelligences. Mankind's only hope to survive seems to be an internal awakening where the influence of the the unseen empire that rules in secrecy is washed away from the minds of the masses. They want us to stay within the framework of their agenda, hypnotizing us with things that draw attention but has no value. It's time to step outside the framework and make The Unseen Empire visible!"


Band profile: Scar Symmetry
Posted: 26.02.2011 by Bigpaul | Comments (21)

Obituary - European Metal Chainsaw Massacre Tour With Grave

US death metallers Obituary will headline the European Metal Chainsaw Massacre Tour, taking place in March and April. Support on the trek will come from Grave and Pathology. Below are the confirmed dates:

European Metal Chainsaw Massacre Tour Dates:

March 24th - Germany, Ludwigsburg @ Rockfabrik
March 26th - France, Paris @ Elysée Montmartre
March 29th - Germany, Munich @ Backstage Hall
March 30th - Germany, Bochum @ Matrix
April 02nd - Denmark, Aarhus @ Vox Hall
April 07th - Finnland, Helsinki @ Nosturi
April 13th - Poland, Warsaw @ Progresja
April 14th - Germany, Berlin @ K17
April 15th - Czech Republic, Prague @ Rock Café
April 16th - Czech Republic, Brno @ TBA
April 17th - Slovakia, Bratislava @ TBA
April 19th - Italy, Bologna @ Estragon
April 20th - France, Montpellier @ Secret Place
April 21th - Spain, Lleida @ Cotton Club
April 30th - The Netherlands, Tilburg @ Neurotic Deathfest


Band profile: Obituary
Event: Obituary + Grave: European Metal Chainsaw Massacre Tour
Posted: 26.02.2011 by BudDa | Comments (4)

Becoming The Archetype - New Song Online

"The Magnetic Sky", a brand-new track from US progressive metalcore band Becoming The Archetype, has been made available for streaming over at this location.

"The Magnetic Sky" comes off the band's upcoming new album Celestial Completion, which will be released on March 29th through Solid State Records. More album details were previously reported over here.


Band profile: Becoming The Archetype
Posted: 26.02.2011 by Bigpaul | Comments (1)

Within Temptation - New Drummer Revealed

Mike Coolen is the new drummer of Within Temptation.

Comments the band: "He has played with us in the past on a few occasions before. The chemistry has always been very good both on stage as on personal level so he was the first on our mind. So, Mike great to have you on board!"

In other news, Within Temptation performed a short acoustic set last Friday, February 18th, on the Dutch radio station Radio 538. Video footage of this set can be watched in three parts below.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

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Band profile: Within Temptation
Posted: 26.02.2011 by Dominus | Comments (6)

Novembers Doom - New Album Details

The new Novembers Doom album, Aphotic, will be released on May 10th through The End Records.

The band's eighth full-length album features guest appearance by The Gathering singer Anneke Van Giersbergen, world-renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine (Earthen Grave) and Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath), who also mixed the album.

According to a press release, Aphotic "has its roots in darkness and melancholic madness, reminiscent of the band's early doom roots but bringing something new and modern to the listener."

Novembers Doom frontman Paul Kuhr comments: "One goal in Novembers Doom is to never repeat ourselves. We aim to constantly challenge our writing abilities to deliver something new each and every time, while maintaining what we feel is our signature sound. We feel we've not only accomplished that with Aphotic, but have pushed our creativity into new musical territory. The result is quite possibly the most unique Novembers Doom release yet."

Aphotic cover art] tracklist:

01. The Dark Host
02. Harvest Scythe
03. Buried
04. What Could Have Been
05. Of Age And Origin - Part 1: A Violent Day
06. Of Age And Origin - Part 2: A Day Of Joy
07. Six Sides
08. Shadow Play


Band profile: Novembers Doom
Posted: 26.02.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (4)

Moonsorrow - Entire New Album Streaming Online

Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden Maassa (trans: As Shadows We Wander In The Land Of The Dead), the new album from Finnish Viking folk metal band Moonsorrow, is now available for streaming in its entirety at Record Shop X (the stream will be available until March 1st).

The band's unpronounceable sixth full-length album was released earlier this week in some parts of Europe, the rest of Europe will have to wait till February 28th. More album details were previously reported over here.


Band profile: Moonsorrow
Posted: 25.02.2011 by Sjuk | Comments (6)

Obscura - European Tour Dates, Another New Song Online

"Vortex Omnivium", a brand-new track from German technical death metallers Obscura, has been made available for streaming, exclusively at Metal Injection.

Another new song, called "Septuagint", can still be streamed at this location.

"Vortex Omnivium" and "Septuagint" come off the band's upcoming new album Omnivium, which will be released on March 29th in North America and early April in Europe through Relapse Records.

Additionally, Obscura has announced a four-week European headlining tour in support of the new album.

Support will come from Hate Eternal, Beneath The Massacre, and Defiled. The tour kicks off in late April and follows Obscura's first hometown show in four years on March 6th in Landshut, Germany.

Obscura + Hate Eternal: European Tour

April 29 - Wurzburg, Germany @ Posthalle
April 30 - Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013
May 01 - Bristol, UK @ Fleece and Firkin
May 02 - Manchester, UK @ Moho Live
May 03 - London, UK @ Underworld
May 04 - Vosselaar, Belgium @ Beibob
May 06 - San Sebastian, Spain @ Sala Mogambos
May 07 - A Curuna, Spain @ Sala Ola Green
May 08 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Cine Teatro De Corroios
May 11 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Abart
May 12 - Rome, Italy @ Blackout Rock Club
May 13 - Romano Sesia, Italy @ Rock N Roll Arena
May 14 - Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Gala Hala
May 15 - Wien, Austria @ Arena
May 16 - Munchen, Germany @ Feierwerk
May 17 - Bratislava, Slovenia @ Randal Club
May 18 - Krakow, Poland @ Rotunda
May 19 - Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
May 20 - Leipzig, Germany @ Theaterfabrik
May 21 - Essen, Germany @ Turock


Band profile: Obscura
Posted: 25.02.2011 by BudDa | Comments (6)

Blackfield - New Album In March

Welcome To My DNA, the new studio album from Blackfield - the acclaimed collaboration between Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) and Israeli artist Aviv Geffen - will be released on March 28th.

Welcome To My DNA marks the band's third studio album, following a gap of four years caused by both artists' recent hectic schedules.

One of the new songs, called "Glass House", is available for free download at this location (e-mail sign-up required).

Blackfield will be on tour throughout Europe in April. Tour dates can be found here.

Welcome To My DNA cover art] tracklist:

01. Glass House
02. Go To Hell
03. Rising Of The Tide
04. Waving
05. Far Away
06. Dissolving With The Night
07. Blood
08. On The Plane
09. Oxygen
10. Zigota
11. DNA


Band profile: Blackfield
Posted: 25.02.2011 by ravendeath | Comments (5)