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Loudblast - Entire New Album Streaming Online

Frozen Moments Between Life And Death, the new album from French thrash/death metal band Loudblast, is now available for streaming in its entirety at VS-Webzine.com.

Frozen Moments Between Life And Death was released today, April 18th, through XIII Bis Records.

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Source: vs-webzine.com
Band profile: Loudblast
Posted: 18.04.2011 by Thryce | Comments (2)


Majesty - Are Back!

Majesty vocalist Tarek "Metal Son" Maghary just released the following statement announcing the return of the band:

"With this statement I want to tell all fans, friends and partners that we decided that it is time for Majesty to officially come back to the glorious heavy metal world.

It might sound strange to some of you that after only three years when we said that the band is not existent anymore we return but I really want to try to explain to you all the thoughts, feelings and economic reasons which led to that decision.

I know that many of you were shocked when we put Majesty to sleep in 2008 and I can never properly explain you the exact reasons why we did that step and honestly, I don't even know them myself. The only thing I know is that it was a decision which hurt the feelings of many dedicated and loyal fans standing together with us side by side through the years.

I will never forget the sadness of a young fan coming to me after we stopped as Majesty. He had tears in his eyes and told me, that he does not know if he should be sad or angry but I knew that it was a mixture of both and I felt those exact same feelings in the last two years too many times.

Don't misunderstand me, we also had a lot of fun as Metalforce and played an incredible tour but we never could achieve the magic we had with Majesty and therefore we decided it is a wise step to recall that magic and return as the band which has always been our purpose in life.

There is also one other side to it. Many promoters all around the world told us that they would love to book the band to come to their venues and festivals. But not as Metalforce because we were told that the fans do not even know about that band. The people demand Majesty and now we will respond to their demands.

We are all dedicated musicians and we are living to play live on stage not only a few limited shows a year like we had to do with Metalforce but to hit the stages around the word as often as fucking possible. We need the direct contact with our brothers and sisters and therefore we will work as fucking hard as possible to come to your town.

The first release as Majesty will already come out this summer. Own The Crown which will among the greatest hits of the band feature two brand new songs, the re-recording of the demo song "Snow Is On The Mountains" and the complete first demo tape of the band. Many more specials which will stir the blood of every fan can be found on the 2CD box set which will be sold for a 1CD unit price.

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Source: majesty-metal.de
Band profile: Majesty
Posted: 18.04.2011 by Thryce | Comments (6)


Yggdrasil - New Album Streaming, New Video Online

Irrbloss (trans: Will-o-Wisps), the new upcoming album from Swedish folk metal band Yggdrasil, is now available for streaming in its entirety at this location.


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Irrbloss will be released on April 25th through Grand Master Music.



In other news, the new Yggdrasil video "Bergtagen" can now be watched below.

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Source: gmmusic.se
Band profile: Yggdrasil
Posted: 18.04.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (1)


Brutal Truth - Complete Work On New Album

Brutal Truth has completed work on their brand new full-length album titled End Time.

Brutal Truth recorded End Time with Doug White at Watchmen Studios in Lockport, NY. The self-produced album was mixed by Jason P.C. at Goatsound Studios and is currently being mastered by Scott Hull at Visceral Sound.

End Time is expected to see a late summer 2011 release date with additional album information will be made available shortly.

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Brutal Truth
Posted: 18.04.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (2)


Delain - New Guitarist Announced

Delain has announced the addition of Vengeance guitarist Timo Somers to the band's ranks.

The band released the following statement: "It's time to make an end to all rumour and speculations, today we're anouncing our new guitar player. We're happy to introduce Timo Somers as our new guitarist. Timo's been rehearsing with us for quite some time and we're very confident that we've found the best possible new Delain team member in him; this guy's got music in his blood.

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Source: site.delain.nl
Band profile: Delain
Posted: 18.04.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (4)


Meliah Rage - Working On New Album

US power thrash metal band Meliah Rage are currently working on new material for their next album.

The band issued the following update on MySpace: "It's been quite some months since we updated this page, so it's time to catch up with things and tell you what's been going on in the Meliah camp recently.

First of all, vocalist Paul Souza has returned to the band to record our new full-length CD as well as our first-ever cover song, "Halo of Flies" (originally on Alice Cooper's 1971 classic Killer LP). The song will be a bonus track on the soon to be re-released remix of 2004's "Barley Human" (that will be officially called "Barely Human Remix").

Our original singer Mike Munro has become very dedicated to his church and recently spent time volunteering in Haiti - he felt these and other missions of goodwill would not allow him the flexibility of schedule to tour with Meliah Rage.

We feel very fortunate that we have the ability to work with Paul again, complete this CD and play some shows. Souza was the singer when we toured with Metal Church across the U.S. in 2007.

Our next album will be called Dead To The World and is slated for a July release (the label to put it out will be announced very soon). It will coincide with our (first in 21 years) visit in Europe: we'll play at the Headbangers Open Air festival in Germany on July 29th. We're currently looking for other shows possibilities too.

As far as the new album is concerned: we've already tracked all instruments and we're very excited about how things are progressing. All that remains now are the vocals!"

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Meliah Rage
Posted: 18.04.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (0)


Krallice - Entire New Album Streaming Online

Diotima, the new upcoming album from US avantgarde black metal band Krallice, is now available for streaming in its entirety at National Public Radio.


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Diotima will be released on April 26th through Profound Lore Records. More album details were previously reported over here.

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Source: npr.org
Band profile: Krallice
Posted: 18.04.2011 by Thryce | Comments (5)


Detrimentum - Two New Tracks Online

The English death metal three-piece have uploaded two brand new mixed and mastered tracks from their forthcoming album to their myspace page. They can be heard here.

The band are currently forming a live lineup, and searching for a label to release their new album.

http://www.myspace.com/detrimentum

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Band profile: Detrimentum
Posted: 17.04.2011 by Baz Anderson | Comments (0)


Immortal - South American Tour Dates

Black metal pioneers Immortal will return to Mexico and South America for the first time in over a decade. Dubbed Battles In The South, the Norwegian trio will kick off the five-date tour in early October. Tickets will be on sale soon. Get the dates after the jump.

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Source: immortalofficial.com
Band profile: Immortal
Event: Immortal: Battles In The South
Posted: 17.04.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (10)


Rain Delay - Documentary In The Making

Belgrade, Serbia-based avantgarde metallers Rain Delay are planning to release a new documentary, entitled San Marco, very soon. A trailer can be watched below.

The documentary will cover the band's history so far, following them on the road and featuring several interviews with the band members. The film is produced, directed and edited by Filip Cerovic.


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Source: reverbnation.com
Band profile: Rain Delay
Posted: 17.04.2011 by terrorist | Comments (6)


Ikuinen Kaamos - Part Ways With Vocalist, Working On New Material

Finnish progressive death/doom metal band Ikuinen Kaamos have parted ways with vocalist Risto Herranen. The band is also working on new material.

Comments the band: "We are sorry to announce that we have parted ways with our singer Risto Herranen. It wasn't an easy decision but we felt it was the right one as we move forward. Risto is a good singer and a great person and we wish him nothing but the best in the future. At the moment we are in the midst of writing and rehearsing new material. Hopefully we can announce something sooner rather than later."

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Ikuinen Kaamos
Posted: 17.04.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (3)


Communic - New Album Details

Official press release

The Norwegian metallers from Communic are back with their new album The Bottom Deep which is simply breath-taking! The music of the exceptional band from Norway includes many elements from various metal genres. Their grasp for variety of power, melody, and intelligent lyrics with a highly progressive musical approach made Communic one of the best newcomers for years! If you like progressiv metal, there is no way without Communic!

Now, the band announced the tracklist and the artwork of the upcoming album:

01. Facing Tomorrow
02. Denial
03. Flood River Blood
04. Voyage Of Discovery
05. In Silence With My Scars
06. My Fallen
07. Destroyer Of Bloodlines
08. Wayward Soul
09. The Bottom Deep
10. Bonus Track: In Union We Stand

Guitarist and band mastermind Oddleif Stensland commented the new stuff: "Writing and recording this album has been an amazing - but strange experience. This time we took control over the production ourself, resulting in a more honest and organic sounding album. Never before have I put so much of my own personal influence and privacy into the lyrics and songs as this time. Right now I have a mixed feeling of fear and total excitement as we release the artwork and track listing for this new album. Now there is no return. To open myself this way, exposing my deepest and inner thoughts, in a way I have never done before. Its kinda strange, as it feels like these words and songs came from a part of me that I didn't know about. This is The Bottom Deep. This is the album that I never in my life thought I had to write - but now I know, this will be a totem in my life - forever!"

Dan Swanö did the mastering on this album, he said: "It was pure pleasure to work with these guys. The mix was excellent to start with, so I finally had the opportunity to work with gentle strokes rather than the big roller that I sometimes have to use to shape-up not-so-good mixes. Musically I enjoyed it very much. It's not easy to label their music (which is good). If I had to mention something, I get that amazing "epic" vibe of Queensrÿche 84-88. They definitely add something to the family of progressive metal"

Eliran Kantor made the artwork for the album: "The first draft of the lyrics from Oddleif made it clear that this is going to be a very personal, dark and vulnerable record - and I wanted the cover to reflect that. The vulture, nature's version of the grim reaper, caresses the dying man, casting a shadow reveling its true intentions and reason for this last visit. I put alot of myself into this artwork, and I think it turned out great"

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Source: communic.org
Band profile: Communic
Posted: 16.04.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (9)


3 Inches Of Blood - New Video Online

"12:34", the new video from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based metallers 3 Inches Of Blood, can be viewed at this location. The clip was directed by Tom MacLeod.

"12:34" comes off the band's latest album, Here Waits Thy Doom, which was released on August 2009 via Century Media Records. The album was reissued on June 29, 2010 as a Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem edition with four exclusive new tracks along with a bonus DVD featuring the video for "Battles And Brotherhood", 3 Inches Of Blood's performance on Fuel TV and more.


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Source: youtube.com
Band profile: 3 Inches Of Blood
Posted: 16.04.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (3)


Rhapsody Of Fire - New Guitarist, New Song Online

Renowned guitar virtuoso Tom Hess is now officially a new member of Rhapsody Of Fire.

Tom Hess is well-known worldwide for his unique guitar skills and for being the creator of the famous online guitar courses. He recorded most of the rhythmic parts of the new upcoming Rhapsody Of Fire album From Chaos To Eternity and also two guitar solos.

Comments Alex: "I saw Tom Hess playing on stage several times and always got impressed by his great stage presence and his way of playing. When I have heard the rhythmic and the solo guitars he recorded for Rhapsody Of Fire I was blown away, I could feel that strong presence in between every single note".

Luca adds: "I know Tom since many years. He is a great person, a good friend of mine and I am not surprised of the success he's having teaching his guitar techniques all around the world. I am really proud to have built a strong partnership with him and I will always thank him for the support he gave me when I decided to create my Neoclassical Revelation Guitar Course. Therefore I am really honored to present Tom to all the fans of Rhapsody Of Fire as I am sure he will be the one who, through his artistic talent and unique skills, will make the difference in this band for the years to come!"

And now a true gift from Rhapsody Of Fire to all their fans around the world. From the new album From Chaos To Eternity you can now download "Aeons Of Raging Darkness", the most brutal song composed by Luca and Alex, over at this location (zip).

Adds Luca: "Such song is dedicated to all the innocent people victims of the war, of the abuses, of those acts of violence that on a daily basis rape the soul of our wonderful planet."

More album details were previously reported over here.

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Source: rhapsodyoffire.com
Band profile: Rhapsody Of Fire
Posted: 15.04.2011 by Kallis Helmi | Comments (23)


Skrillex - New Song Feat. KoЯn Online

You know what this board needs? More... everybody say it with me... DUBSTEP! ...Why did nobody say it with me?

Anyways, "Get Up", the brand-new collaboration single between hot Los Angeles dubstep DJ Skrillex and KoЯn, has been made available for streaming, exclusively at SPIN.com.

The track, tentatively due on a new KoЯn EP in May, is described as "a skittering blitzkrieg of heavy electro beats and guitars". You know you want to check that shit out! So, check it out already!

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Source: spin.com
Band profile: Korn
Posted: 15.04.2011 by Thryce | Comments (27)