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Hate Eternal - Album Samples Online

Audio samples of all tracks set to appear on the new Hate Eternal album Phoenix Amongst The Ashes are available for streaming on

Phoenix Amongst The Ashes will be released on May 10th through Metal Blade Records.


Band profile: Hate Eternal
Posted: 15.04.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (3)

Def Leppard - New Live Album In June

Def Leppard has confirmed June 7th as the North American release date for their first ever live album Mirrorball (Bludgeon Riffola/Mailboat Records), which will be available exclusively at Walmart & Sam's Club locations in the United States and Canada.

The album will include a 50 minute DVD that contains live performances and intimate backstage footage of the band captured on the road. A special limited vinyl edition will also be made available. Mirrorball will also be available online, marking the first time the band's music will officially be made available for digital purchase.

Mirrorball was recorded across the world over the course of many of the band's sold-out dates and features all of the classic songs that have made Def Leppard one of the most respected and beloved power rock bands in the world. The album captures the group's legendary concert experience at its thunderous best, bringing together live versions of several classic Leppard hits.

Said frontman Joe Elliott: "To be able to say at last, we have a live album out & it be a three disc package which includes a DVD makes me very happy... it's the soundtrack of OUR lives...!"

Mirrorball tracklist:

Disc 1:
01. Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)
02. Rocket
03. Animal
04. C'Mon C'Mon
05. Make Love Like A Man
06. Too Late For Love
07. Foolin'
08. Nine Lives
09. Love Bites
10. Rock On

Disc 2:
01. Two Steps Behind
02. Bringin' On The Heartbreak
03. Switch 625
04. Hysteria
05. Armageddon It
06. Photograph
07. Pour Some Sugar On Me
08. Rock Of Ages
09. Let's Get Rocked
10. Action
11. Bad Actress
12. Undefeated (new studio track)
13. Kings Of The World (new studio track)
14. It's All About Believin' (new studio track)

In addition to the album, Chronicle Books will be releasing Def Leppard: The Definitive Visual History, featuring photos of the band by legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin. His fully authorized visual history of the band follows them from their beginnings to their massive Pyromania and Hysteria albums to the sustained power of their records and tours today. The book will be available this June 15.


Band profile: Def Leppard
Posted: 15.04.2011 by RcK | Comments (2)

Unexpect - New Album Details

Canadian extreme avantgarde metallers Unexpect recently completed work on their forthcoming album, called Fables Of The Sleepless Empire. An official album release date will be announced soon.

Fables Of The Sleepless Empire was recorded at Badass Studio with producer Jef Fortin. The album cover artwork was created by Spanish artist Mario Sanchez Nevado.

As previously reported, one of the new tracks, called "Orange Vigilantes", was already made available for streaming over at this location.

Fables Of The Sleepless Empire tracklist:

01. Unsolved Ideas Of A Distorted Guest
02. Words
03. Orange Vigilantes
04. Mechanical Phoenix
05. The Quantum Symphony
06. Unfed Pendulum
07. In The Mind Of The Last Whale
08. Silence This Parasite
09. A Fading Stance
10. When The Joyful Dead Are Dancing
11. Until Yet A Few More Deaths Do Us Part


Band profile: Unexpect
Posted: 15.04.2011 by -Xul- | Comments (12)

Destruction - Latin American Tour Postponed To August

Destruction are forced to postpone their previously announced South American tour dates to August.

Destruction's manager, Jeff Keller, has issued the following statement regarding the forthcoming South American tour: "Due to circumstances beyond our control, Destruction is postponing this month's scheduled South American dates. Unfortunately there were multiple issues, most notably regarding travel logistics, that have forced us to reschedule these dates. All six of the previously scheduled dates will now be moved to the month of August. Our apologies to our South American fans who had planned to attend the shows this month. The band is looking forward to August, and we are very pleased that all six shows were able to be successfully moved."

Destruction singer Schmier just gave us the following quote: "I am really bummed out about that bureaucratic bullshit, while I'm sitting here on my luggage, ready to take off! At least all shows will still happen though and are just moved back a bit to August! Sorry folks but nobody is more disappointed than myself, Latin America became my second home in the last years, the passion for Metal there is the real deal!"

Here is the complete list of rescheduled dates:

Aug. 19 - Guatemala - Guatemala City - Akellare 4 Grados Norte
Aug. 21 - Bolivia - La Paz - Coliseo Don Bosco
Aug. 25 - Chile - Santiago De Chile - Club 334
Aug. 26 - Brazil - Curitiba - John Bull Music Hall
Aug. 27 - Brazil - São Paulo - Carioca Club
Aug. 28 - Argentina - Buenos Aires - El Teatro Colegiales

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Event: Destruction: Re-Scheduled Dates
Posted: 15.04.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

Kreator - To Enter The Studio Next Month

Kreator will get together for rehearsal in May to start working on songs for the follow up of the highly acclaimed 2009 album, Hordes of Chaos

Some insight from Mille Petrozza: "I have 5 songs more or less ready and ideas for at least 5 more. We are really looking forward to get back into the creative process again. We know that our fans only expect the best from us and we, as a band, will make sure that none of you will be disappointed. I am very aware that some of you don't like the fact that Kreator is releasing a new album only every 3-4 years, but let me tell you that it will be worth the wait! We'll be posting some stuff from the rehearsals soon."


Band profile: Kreator
Posted: 14.04.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (19)

Arcturus - ProgPower USA Show Cancelled

Arcturus has unfortunately cancelled their appearence at ProgPower USA. Ihsahn will replace them.

The band issued the following statement: "Arcturus still suffer from hibernation sickness, and due to outdated parts we deeply regret to inform you: we are canceling Progpower USA. This lack of maintenance is entirely our own fault, and sincere apologies go out to the promoter and all ticket holders, especially those of you who had planned to travel far..."

ProgPower USA promoter Glenn Harveston seems just as confused by the statement as everyone else: "I have no idea what the hell that statement means. I'm not going to try and figure it out either, as I have wasted enough time and effort on that "band" already. In the meantime, I would like to personally thank Ihsahn for taking the slot. His professionalism in this situation is greatly appreciated."


Band profile: Arcturus
Event: ProgPower USA XII
Posted: 14.04.2011 by Zhao | Comments (17)

Machine Head - Set To Enter Studio

And so it begins... Machine Head are currently wrapping up writing for their as-yet-untitled seventh album and will be entering Green Day's Jingletown Studios in Oakland, CA this Saturday, April 16th to begin recording! As if that wasn't enough, the band also got a brand-new video clip to whet your appetite!


Band profile: Machine Head
Posted: 14.04.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (6)

In Flames - New Album Cover Art And Tracklist Revealed

Official press release

Last week we showed you the amazing artwork to the first single Deliver Us. Today we can for the first time show the artwork for the new album Sounds Of A Playground Fading which is also made by Dave Correia (


We can also announce the tracklist for the new album:


Band profile: In Flames
Posted: 13.04.2011 by Sepulchre | Comments (40)

Winds Of Plague - Audio Samples Of Entire New Album

A seven-minute YouTube clip featuring audio samples of all the songs that will appear on Against The World, the forthcoming album from US metalllers Winds Of Plague, is now available at this location.

Against The World will be released on April 18 in Europe (April 19 in the US) via Century Media Records.


Band profile: Winds Of Plague
Posted: 13.04.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (3)

Necrophagia - New Song Available For Free Download

"Deathtrip 69", a brand new song from US metallers Necrophagia, is available for free download at this location.

"Deathtrip 69" is the title track of the band's forthcoming album, which will hit the stores on May 16th (one day later in the US) via Season Of Mist.

Deathtrip 69 cover art] tracklist:

01. Naturan Demonto
02. Beast With Feral Claws
03. Tomb With A View
04. Suffering Comes in Sixes
05. A Funeral For Solange
06. Kyra
07. Bleeding Eyes Of The Eternally Damned
08. Trick R' Treat (The Last Halloween)
09. Deathtrip 69
10. Death Valley 69


Band profile: Necrophagia
Posted: 13.04.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (4)

Queensrÿche - New Album Cover Art Revealed

Seattle progressive metallers Queensrÿche have revealed the cover art of their forthcoming album, entitled Dedicated To Chaos:

Dedicated To Chaos will be released on June 28 in North America via Loud & Proud Records, a Roadrunner Records imprint focusing on established artists. The band is currently planning a tour in support of the new opus, which was recorded in the group's hometown and produced by Kelly Gray.


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Posted: 13.04.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (7)

Demonical - New Video Online

"Ravenous", the new video from Swedish metallers Demonical, can be viewed at this location. The clip was directed by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media and filmed in Stockholm.

"Ravenous" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled Death Infernal, which will be released on April 15 via Germany's Cyclone Empire Records.


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Posted: 13.04.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (2)

Amaranthe - Entire Debut Album Streaming Online

The self-titled debut album from Amaranthe the project featuring Olof Mörck (Nightrage, Dragonland), Jake E (ex-Dream Evil, Dreamland), Andy Solveström (Within Y, Evildoer, Cipher System), Morten Lowe Sorensen (The Arcane Order, Submission) and Johan Andreassen (ex-Engel) is available for streaming in its entirety until April 19 on the Record Shop X web site.

Amaranthe was released in Europe today via Spinefarm Records.

Amaranthe cover art] tracklist:

01. Leave Everything Behind
02. Hunger
03. 1.000.000 Lightyears
04. Automatic
05. My Transition
06. Amaranthine
07. Rain
08. Call Out My Name
09. Enter The Maze
10. Director's Cut
11. Act Of Desperation
12. Serendipity


Posted: 13.04.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)

Mnemic - Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

Official press release

Bassist Tomas "Obeast" Koefoed has decided to part ways with Danish/French "Future Fusion Metallers" Mnemic:

"It's time for changes and towards fans of Mnemic I'm sad to announce that I have played my last shows with Mnemic in Spain in March. Because of my forever continued dedication to music and metal it has not been easy to make my decision to leave a great and innovative band like Mnemic after 8 succesful years with 4 releases.

Personally I don't feel my ambitions are fulfilled in Mnemic anymore and I wish my brothers and friends in band and crew all the best for the future. It has been some amazing years in many ways and I've learned a lot about myself and the music business, about what to do and what not to do. We have moved fast and achieved a lot in a short time with our music and concepts, toured and become friends with some of the greatest bands in metal, but I feel my cooperation with the band has peaked. This is not the end for me in metal and hopefully soon I can announce myself in another ambitious project. I have good people working with me and I have now officially signed up and put myself available as live/touring and studio/session bassist, so see you out there, anywhere, everywhere. My very own new website will be announced soon, so stay tuned. Thanks to all my fans for your support over the years and in the future! - Horns! Beast."

Commented the band: "Sadly and unfortunately all things do come to an end. Compared to others, our line-up has been quite stabile for some time, but now it is time to part ways with our friend and brother, and take a step into a new direction. It was awesome jamming with the Beast, as always, and our split is totally mutual as friends and compadres. We wish him the best for his future endeavor and hope to see him on stage again!

To complete the groups line up, we are as of now seeking a replacement. If you are interested in taking over the bass duties, throw us an email with your info (age, experience, gear, photo etc) at: neurotic mnemic com. In the meantime, we have commenced composing the fifth album, to be released in a not so distant future. Thanks for your patience and looking forward to be seeing y'all out there!"


Band profile: Mnemic
Posted: 13.04.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)

Orange Goblin - Enter The Studio In August

UK Stoner metallers Orange Goblin will enter The Animal Farm studio in London, England on Friday, August 12th to begin work on their seventh album, expected in March 2012 via Candlelight Records.

Working song titles include "Red Tide Rising", "The Fog", "The Filthy & The Few" and "Bishop's Wolf".


Band profile: Orange Goblin
Posted: 13.04.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)