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Dream Evil - Have A New Video Online

Having just finished a successful UK Tour with Hammerfall as well as some first European Summer festival appearances, Swedish metallers Dream Evil continue adding fuel to the fire of their highly acclaimed newest studio album release In The Night released back in January. The band has now debuted the album's first video clip for the anthem "Bang Your Head", which was shot with acclaimed director Patric Ullaeus.


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Posted: 14.07.2010 by BudDa | Comments (8)

Volbeat - Napalm Death, Kreator Members To Guest On New Album

Napalm Death singer Mark "Barney" Greenway and Kreator's Mille Petrozza have reportedly recorded guest appearances on Beyond Hell/Above Heaven, the fourth studio album of Volbeat.

Volbeat vocalist/guitarist Michael Poulsen told Revolver magazine the following: "We were listening to those guys when we were 14, 15 years old, and we have definitely not forgotten them for inspiring us. They know Volbeat — they like our records. We had the opportunity to talk to those guys during the last three years touring around Europe. And to actually have them on the record is really a great compliment. What they did in the studio to the Volbeat sound is amazing."

Recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen, Beyond Hell/Above Heaven will be released in Germany on September 10th and in most parts of Europe and UK on September 13th by Vertigo/Universal.


Band profile: Volbeat
Posted: 14.07.2010 by Black No.1 | Comments (5)

Iron Maiden - New Video Online

Iron Maiden have premiered their new video for the opening track of the upcoming album The Final Frontier, to be released next month. The clip for "Satellite 15... The Final Frontier" is actually pretty cool, so check it at this location.

The video was produced by award-winning production company Darkside Animation Films. Darkside's creative team includes animators who've created effects for feature films including "Lost in Space", "Gladiator" and "Black Hawk Down". The script was written by the director of BBC Radio's "Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy", and the live action was co-ordinated and directed by Nick Scott Studios.

As well as working round the clock to turn out over three months of animation in eight weeks flat, the Darkside team developed entirely new technology to bring to life as never before Iron Maiden's mascot, Eddie, in his new alien incarnation. A total of 141 shots combined live action with integrated CGI as well as full 3D animation, resulting in a complete running time of five minutes - that's over seven thousand frames, taking up to half an hour to render each frame!

Intriguingly, some of the integral footage was shot at Rendlesham Forest in Southern England, which is associated with The Rendlesham Forest Incident due to a series of reported sightings of unexplained lights and alleged landing of a craft of unknown origin.

More news about the new album here.


Band profile: Iron Maiden
Posted: 13.07.2010 by Thryce | Comments (36)

Toxik - DVD Release Details

80's American Thrash band Toxik has announced the release of a DVD, Think Again. The DVD will be available on August 20th. All details are available here.

The Think Again DVD will contain a lot of back-in-the-days material, such as interviews, live shows, and pictures. Here is an excerpt from the post by Tad (drummer, 1986-1992): "The main feature is a 1989 headlining set from the Paramount Theater in Toxik's hometown of Peekskill, NY. This performance came shortly after the release of World Circus and the energy level of the band is truly at it's peak for Toxik's 1st headlining show. The set contains all the tracks from World Circus & an early version of "Spontaneous" that appeared on our 2nd album Think This." The DVD will also contain some new footage as well.

To read the full post, check out the band's MySpace blog post.


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Posted: 13.07.2010 by K†ulu | Comments (3)

Korn - Crop Circle Performance Online

Last Sunday, Korn performed an 80-minute concert inside a crop circle during a special North American broadcast on HDNet. The event is now available online and can be enjoyed at this location. The crop circle has featured in a series of viral videos posted online by the band and the concert is said to be inspired by the eerie atmosphere of Pink Floyd's legendary Live At Pompei gig.

Said frontman Jonathan Davis: "The setting and the mood took us into a totally new direction musically. We took the opportunity to stretch out and experiment with the performance. I don't think we'll ever be the same."

The concert promotes the arrival of Korn's ninth album, Korn III - Remember Who You Are, which comes out today (July 13th).


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Posted: 13.07.2010 by Thryce | Comments (10)

Debt Of Nature - New Material Streaming Online

Coinciding with the release of the band's sophomore album Crush, Kill and Burn just yesterday, Düsseldorf, Germany based Thrashing Death Grind outfit Debt Of Nature have posted the album track "Eisenfresser" on their MySpace page. The song also appears on a cd sampler, available with the current issue of the German Legacy magazine.

Crush, Kill and Burn was recorded at CKB studios in Essen, Germany, and was mixed and mastered at Andy Classen's Stage One studio. The record is released as of July 12th by Netherlands based label Deity Down Records.

Crush, Kill and Burn cover art] tracklist:

01. Intro ( Debt Of Nature Reprise)
02. Masturbator Generator
03. Crush Kill and Burn
04. Like Breeding Rats
05. Insalata Tarantula
06. Eisenfresser
07. Why I Hate
08. Nightmare of the Fashion Whore
09. Blackguard
10. Caterpillar Walk
11. Demise of Dementia
12. Peeping Tom


Posted: 13.07.2010 by Thryce | Comments (0)

Crucifyre - Debut Album Details, Preview Track Online

The latest Swedish spawn Crucifyre - which features members from veterans Morbid, Crematory and Afflicted - have announced the debut album title as Infernal Earthly Divine. The visual direction and album artwork for Infernal Earthly Divine was designed by both Crucifyre and graphic artist Stefan Hansson.

A two-minute preview sample of the opening track "Born Again Satanist" is now available at the Crucifyre MySpace page.

Infernal Earthly Divine will contain 9 tracks of pure old-school hell, with an approximate running-time of 40 minutes. A further announcement on the official release date will be made soon.

Infernal Earthly Divine cover art] tracklist:

01. Born Again Satanist
02. Kiss The Goat
03. Hellish Sacrifice
04. Majestical / Sadistical
05. Witch Hammer
06. Thessalonian Death Cult
07. A.W.W.S / ...Of Hell
08. Hail Satan
09. The Fetching


Posted: 13.07.2010 by Thryce | Comments (0)

Cattle Decapitation - US Headlining Tour Dates

Cattle Decapitation are pleased to announce "The California Blood Tour".

Featuring bands mostly hailing from California, the tour will be headlined by Cattle Decapitation and sees Devourment (TX) rearing its ugly head plus searing acts such as Knights Of The Abyss, fellow San Diegans Burning The Masses and newcomers Son Of Aurelius. Select dates also feature Sacramento's Slaughterbox and San Diego's own purveyors of brutality, Condemned.

This will be Cattle Decapitation's final US tour for the Harvest Floor record, as the band will commence the writing of their 5th Metal Blade release at the end of the year.

Cattle Decapitation vocalist Travis Ryan had this to say about the tour: "We've had this idea for a tour that was mostly comprised of California bands for quite a while now. I don't know, there was just something about the term "California love" (popularized by 2Pac Shakur) that never quite sat right with us so we came up with something a little more fitting, considering the level of brutality that California has always had under its belt. From the seedy sewers in the big cities to the "Cowshwitz" communities of central CA to the inhospitable depravity of the dry desert, we decided it was time to show the rest of the US that CaliGOREnia is not just about hippies, silicone bodies and marijuana dispensaries (not that there's anything wrong with that, haha!)... This is California Blood!"

09/29 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse (with Condemned)
09/30 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
10/04 - Fort Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theatre
10/05 - Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
10/06 - Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music
10/07 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
10/08 - Metairie, LA @ The High Ground
10/09 - Tampa, FL @ The Brass Mug
10/10 - Stuart, FL @ Cruiser's
10/12 - Orlando, FL @ Back Booth
10/13 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
10/14 - Spartanburg, NC @ Ground Zero
10/15 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
10/16 - Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13
10/17 - Patchogue, NY @ Karma
10/18 - New York, NY @ Santo's Party House
10/19 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
10/20 - Buffalo, NY @ Club Paradise
10/21 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
10/22 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
10/23 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
10/24 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
10/25 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
10/26 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue
10.27 - Boise, ID @ The Venue
10/28 - Seattle, WA @ Studio 7 (with Slaughterbox)
10/29 - Portland, OR @ Satyricon (with Slaughterbox)


Band profile: Cattle Decapitation
Posted: 13.07.2010 by Thryce | Comments (1)

Angra - New Song Online

A new song from the long-awaited new Angra album has been posted online on their official myspace page.

To listen to the song, visit the myspace page here, or simply use this link for the pop-out player.


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Posted: 12.07.2010 by Baz Anderson | Comments (11)

Cephalic Carnage - New Track Online

Cephalic Carnage have uploaded the first new track off the upcoming Misled By Certainty (needless to say it totally slays). The preview song is called "Abraxas Of Filth", and includes a guest appearance from Ross Dolan of Immolation on back-up vocals. Check it out here.

Misled By Certainty, the follow-up album to 2007's Xenosapien, was recorded at the band's own recording studio with longtime engineer/producer Dave Otero. An August 31st North American release date has been set.


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Posted: 12.07.2010 by Thryce | Comments (1)

Slayer - American Carnage Tour II With Megadeth, Anthrax

&eventsSlayer, Megadeth and Anthrax will be joining forces on the second leg of American Carnage Tour (as was rumored). Right after the first leg of their American Carnage tour (with Testament), Slayer and Megadeth will continue to tour with yet another Big Four act, Anthrax.

This trek kicks off September 24 at Verizon Wireless Theatre in Dallas, Texas and will play 20 dates, including New York's Nassau Coliseum, concluding at Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on October 21. A special pre-sale will launch this Wednesday, July 14.

On leg two, both main bands are still playing the Seasons in the Abyss and Rust In Peace albums from front to back to celebrate the 20th anniversary of said landmark releases.

Sep. 24 - Verizon Wireless Theatre, Dallas, TX
Sep. 25 - AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
Sep. 26 - Verizon Wireless Theatre, Houston, TX
Sep. 28 - Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA
Sep. 30 - Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, TN
Oct. 01 - The Arena at Gwinnett Center, Atlanta, GA
Oct. 02 - Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
Oct. 03 - Bayfront Park Amphitheatre, Miami, FL
Oct. 05 - Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA
Oct. 06 - 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, MD
Oct. 08 - Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, Long Island, NY
Oct. 09 - Toyota Pavilion @ Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA
Oct. 10 - LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH
Oct. 12 - Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY
Oct. 14 - War Memorial Coliseum, Ft.Wayne, IN
Oct. 15 - DeltaPlex, Grand Rapids, MI
Oct. 16 - Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
Oct. 19 - E Center, Salt Lake City, UT
Oct. 20 - The Pearl, Las Vegas, NV
Oct. 21 - Gibson Amphitheatre, Hollywood, CA

All American Carnage tour dates are available here.


Band profile: Slayer
Event: American Carnage Tour II
Posted: 12.07.2010 by Thryce | Comments (10)

Atheist - Album Title Revealed

Finally the title of Atheist's forthcoming reunion album has been announced. The fourth creation by the Technical Death Metal legends will be entitled Jupiter and is being recorded now at LedBelly recording studios in Atlanta, GA with Matt Washburn. The album is planned to be released in November of this year, with a world tour to follow. As stated earlier the album will be mixed by Jason Suecof (Chimaira, Trivium).


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Posted: 12.07.2010 by K†ulu | Comments (14)

Amberian Dawn - Sign To Spinefarm Records

Spinefarm Records has signed Finnish metal act Amberian Dawn. Their third album End Of Eden will be released on October 20th.

Led by songwriter Tuomas Seppälä, in 2008 the band released their debut album River Of Tuoni, which was followed up with The Clouds Of Northern Thunder in 2009. Amberian Dawn have done 2 European tours with Epica and a new tour is in the plans after the album's release.

The band is no stranger to radio play either - Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson praised the band's music after they had toured the UK and gave AD lots of air time on his show on BBC6 during the release of The Clouds Of Northern Thunder. Music of Amberian Dawn is bombastic and melodic, singer Heidi Parviainen has been gifted with a magnificent voice that makes Amberain Dawn stand out from the ever growing crowd of operatic metal. Heidi is also responsible for the lyrics which are based on Finnish mythology.

Tuomas describes this new album to be heavier than its predecessors with a bigger, more polymorphic sound. Keyboard wizard Jens Johansson (famed for his work with for example Stratovarius and Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force) guest stars on the album as reported earlier.


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Posted: 12.07.2010 by BudDa | Comments (3)

Lord Belial - Have Resurrected

One and a half years have passed since Lord Belial were put on ice... But Lord Belial has now been resurrected with the original line-up.

New material is being written in this very moment, some new songs will be recorded as soon as possible for streaming/downloading at the band's official MySpace.

"A big Thanks goes out to all friends and fans who have been supportive in our time away from the band." said the band.


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Posted: 12.07.2010 by Thryce | Comments (9)

White Wizzard - UK Tour Dates

Heavy metallers White Wizzard have announced a series of dates in the UK. The tour dubbed "Over The Top UK Tour" is scheduled for Novermber. Over The Top was released in February 2010. Here are the confirmed dates:

05.11.2010 Wolverhampton at Slade Rooms
06.11.2010 Dublin at Academy 2
07.11.2010 Belfast at Auntie Annie's Porter
08.11.2010 Glasgow at Cathouse
10.11.2010 Sheffield at The Corporation
11.11.2010 Machester at Satan's Hollow
12.11.2010 Milton Keynes at Sno Bar
13.11.2010 Nottingham at Rock City
14.11.2010 London at The Underworld


Band profile: White Wizzard
Event: White Wizzard: Over The Top UK Tour
Posted: 12.07.2010 by BudDa | Comments (1)