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Cynic - New Song Streaming Online

"Box Up My Bones", a brand new song from US progressive metallers Cynic is now streaming online at this location.

"Box Up My Bones" comes off the band's upcoming new EP titled Carbon-Based Anatomy, which will see the light of day on November 11th in Europe (November 15th in North America). More album details were previously reported here.


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Posted: 05.11.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (18)

Napalm Death - New Album Details

Official press release

Leaders of the extreme, genre founders and one of the hardest working/touring bands out there, legendary Napalm Death, are currently giving the final touch to their 14th studio album (excluding the cover album Leaders Not Followers). The new piece of brutality is named Utilitarian and hits stores on February 27th (USA February 28th) 2012, via the band's long time partner Century Media Records. The cover artwork perfectly fits the album theme and was done by the Danish artist Frode Sylthe, who also signed responsible for The Haunted's amazing Revolver artwork.

Singer Mark "Barney" Greenway explains about the album title and concept: "After some deliberation, we have decided on Utilitarian as the album title. We generally try to avoid generic titles, and this seemed to have a lot of scope to it. I won't explain the full meaning of Utilitarianism here because it's an ethical theory, and as ethical theories go, the depth and debate around it is quite heavy at times. It has a certain "morality" aspect to it and that isn't something that drives me, so I also certainly have issues with it. So, rather than just nail that straight to the mast, of course we wanted to put our own spin on it by suggesting that those (i.e. the utilitarian in us, perhaps) who try to challenge everything, or fight against conventions, well, we go through periods of real self-doubt where we wonder if we're really making a difference. I suppose the conclusion is that, for the sake of all our freedoms, you should never stop, as even the feeling of resistance is at least a signal to those who would like to entirely control and dominate us - meaning everything from our instinctive behavior to our human entitlement to walk the earth unprovoked. Regarding the album overall, the final creases should be ironed out fairly soon, and immediately after that we thought it would be good to top it off with a few UK dates. We've been playing one new song ("Quarantined") out on a tour of Canada and it's been well received, so we hope to perhaps throw in another one for now. Either way, we'll be bouncing off the walls again near you very soon. Cheers all."

Napalm Death are already confirmed for the 2012 Wacken Open Air, Hellfest, Maryland Deathfest and many more. If you are an UK citizen, make sure to catch them on their year closing run in November/December and witness some of the new material live!


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Posted: 05.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (12)

Abysmal Dawn - New Video Online

"My Own Savior", the new video from US metallers Abysmal Dawn, can be exclusively viewed at this location. The video was created by Rob Mensas as part of a fan video contest with Metal Injection.

Charles Elliot commented about the winning video: "What can we say other than this guy really impressed us with this video! The dark religious and industrial imagery of the clip fit the song and band perfectly and the look of it is just stunning. You even see the trademark Abysmal Dawn eclipse which was a nice touch as well. Great editing and post effects make this the winner by far. Truly proud to call this our official video. We're drinking and partying with this guy for sure when we see him on our tour with Obscura!"

"My Own Savior" comes off the band's latest album, entitled Leveling The Plane Of Existence, which was released on February 2011 via Relapse Records.


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Posted: 05.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)

Animals As Leaders - Audio Samples Of Entire New Album

Audio samples of all the tracks from Weightless, the new album from US metallers Animals As Leaders, are available for streaming at this location.

Weightless was released today in Europe via Prosthetic Records. The album will be released on November 7 in the UK and November 8 in North America.


Posted: 04.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (3)

Lacrimas Profundere - Another New Video Online

"Lips", the new video from German gothic metallers Lacrimas Profundere, is now available for viewing below.

The song comes off the band's latest album, The Grandios Nowhere, which was released in Europe in April 2010 via Napalm Records. The exclusive iTunes single will be released on November 11th. The single includes the title track, two unreleased songs and the clip to "Lips".


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Posted: 04.11.2011 by BudDa | Comments (8)

Deathstars - New Video Online

"Metal", the new video from the Swedish metallers Deathstars, can be viewed at this location.

The song is one of two new tracks featured on the group's upcoming best-of compilation, entitled The Greatest Hits On Earth, which will be released physically and digitally on November 4 via Nuclear Blast Records.


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Posted: 04.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (12)

Nemesea - New Video Online

"Afterlife", the new video from Dutch metallers Nemesea, is now available for viewing at this location.

The song comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled The Quiet Resistance, which will see the light of day on 18th November via Napalm Records. More details about The Quiet Resistance were previously reported over here.


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Posted: 04.11.2011 by BudDa | Comments (4)

Edge Of Serenity - Working On New Album

Dutch metallers Edge Of Serenity have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:

"Edge Of Serenity will soon reveal its new line-up, including a special guest who will appear on the new album which the band currently is working on.

Member and founder of the band, Wietze, stated: "We only release a new album, when it has the right feeling. And not because there has to be a new album because it has been some while since we released our debut."

Soon more details."


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Posted: 04.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (8)

Alcest - New Single Artwork Revealed

Prophecy Productions press release

Alcest's new single Autre Temps (engl. Other Times) will be released on December 2nd, 2011 and is a harbinger of the band's upcoming album Les Voyages De L'Âme (engl. The Journeys Of The Soul), which is scheduled for release in January 2012. In keeping with Les Voyages De L'Âme, Autre Temps presents itself as a beautiful and magical song, which will be available as a blue vinyl 7" (with an etching on one side) limited to 500 copies as well as digital download single.

The vinyl single is now available for pre-order at Prophecy's online shop at this location.

In tandem with the single, also an impressive video clip visually supporting the song's fragile beauty will be released. A short teaser clip can be watched at this location.


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Posted: 04.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (16)

Rage - Enter The Studio, New Album Update

German metallers Rage have entered the studio to record their 21st studio album. Here's what Rage frontman Peter "Peavy" Wagner had to say about the album: "Finally we entered the studio again to create new songs for our 21st official studio album. We already started the recordings of 10 new works, one title is even "Twenty One", we were also thinking about taking '21' as the album title."


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Posted: 04.11.2011 by Reign | Comments (4)

Decapitated - Survive An Emergency Landing, Cancel Upcoming Festival Shows

On Tuesday, November 1st, a plane going from New York to Warsaw, Poland, had to make an emergency landing after a technical malfunction prevented the plane from lowering it's wheels. Miraculously, the plane made it down just fine and there were no casualties. Polish death metallers Decapitated were on the plane. Due to that fact, the band decided to cancel their upcoming shows in Aalborg and Leeds.


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Posted: 04.11.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (20)

Tesseract - Eden Available For Free Download

After announcing a change in vocalists, UK progressive metallers Tesseract entered the studio to record the revamped version of "Eden" featuring the new vocals and a more developed instrumentation. The band then went directly into shooting a music video for the single, which was premiered earlier this week and can be seen here. Now you can download the song for free at this location.


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Posted: 04.11.2011 by warensemble | Comments (0)

As We Fight - To Disband At The End Of The Year, New Video Online

Danish metalcore band As We Fight have announced that they will disband at the end of the year after 10 years.

Here it is the official statement: "After 10 years we have decided to end As We Fight. It has been one hell of a ride with many memorable experiences, but it is time for new adventures for all of us. A huge thank you goes out to all the bands, labels, venues, festivals and partners crossing our road and not least all the people, who came out to our shows making it a time to remember! We are looking forward to go out with a bang with our upcoming tour with The Psyke Project, and we hope to see you all."


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Posted: 04.11.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (2)

The Eternal - Begin Work On New Album, Announce Second Guitarist

Official press release

The Eternal will enter Colour Sound Studios, Melbourne, Australia to commence work on their 5th studio album tentatively titled When The Circle Of Light Begins To Fade. The band will track 13 songs and will be working on the recording process for the next 6 months.

Singer/Guitarist Mark Kelson has this to say about the project: "We are approaching this recording quite differently than our previous albums, usually we have very comprehensive and complete demos, but we have decided to start tracking at the basic idea stage and see where it takes us. As for the material, I have spent a lot of time reflecting over our back catalogue and everything we have achieved since we formed at the start of 2003 and I really wanted to write an album that reflects all the elements of our sound. I feel the new material takes elements of Sleep Of Reason, Kartika, Under A New Sun & even The Sombre Light Of Isolation and blends them all together. We will still approach the new material very melodically as we always have done, but I have a feeling this will be a little heavier and darker than Under A New Sun as the last year has been hard for me on a personal level and I feel that comes across in many of the songs composed thus far. I have always seen this band as a form a therapy for all of us, so its great to be getting back in the studio and be getting all our demons out again. This will also be my first album as sole producer, over the years working with so many people and not always getting 100 percent of what I believe the band needed, I have decided it's my turn to step up and shape the final vision."

The band added: "We are happy to announce the addition of second guitarist Brad Cook. Brad is an amazing player and has done his time in the local Melbourne scene over the years. With Mark and Brad sharing a mutual love for so many of their influences it seems this may shape up to be the best guitar duo the band has had since the departure of Lincoln Bowen in 2006. Brad's first performance with The Eternal was at the Esplanade Hotel in Melbourne and he was very well received. The band is excited to be returning to the big double guitar sound so expect to hear Brad on the upcoming tentatively tilted album When The Circle Of Light Begins To Fade in 2012."


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Posted: 04.11.2011 by ravendeath | Comments (0)

Cattle Decapitation - Working On New Album

A quick teaser, showing US metallers Cattle Decapitation hard at work on their forthcoming as-yet-untitled album, can be viewed at this location.

The album is slated for a spring 2012 release via Metal Blade Records.


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Posted: 04.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (4)