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Raunchy - New Album Later This Year

Modern metal combo Raunchy will release their highly anticipated new album A Discord Electric through Lifeforce Records on September 20th in Denmark, October 8th in Germany/Austria/Switzerland, October 11th rest of Europe, and on October 12th in the US.

With uncompromising old-school thrash rhythms and potent electro-sounds, combining the hymns of modernity and tradition, A Discord Electric is the perfect metal anthem to the young and hopeless raging in a metropolis or in a redneck town all over the world. The album was produced once again by long time friend Jacob Hansen.

A short comment from the band: "This is by far the most experimental, the most challenging, and the most interesting album we have come up with since the beginning of the band. My personal take on this endeavor is quite simple actually: this album will be on the hot list when it comes out! Every member of the band has had the freedom to take things to the limits, above and beyond, and believe me, boundaries are transparent this time around, we're going totally apeshit, and you're definitely in for some big surprises with some cool guest performances by our friends in Duné on the song "Big Truth" among other exciting things", says vocalist Kasper Thomsen.

A Discord Electric tracklist:

01. Dim The Lights And Run
02. Rumors Of Worship
03. Blueprints For Lost Sounds
05. Street Emperor
06. Shake Your Grave
07. Tiger Crown
08. Big Truth
09. The Great Depression
10. The Yeah Thing
11. Ire Vampire
12. Gunslingers And Tombstones


Band profile: Raunchy
Posted: 16.06.2010 by Johannes | Comments (0)

Heaven And Hell - Tribute Show To Ronnie James Dio

Heaven And Hell have confirmed a tribute show to the late Ronnie James Dio at the High Voltage Festival in London on Saturday 24th July 2010.

An announcement on the band's website reads as follows: "On the 16th May 2010 Ronnie James Dio passed away and the world of music mourned the loss of the greatest voice of heavy metal. Dio was a truly iconic figure in music, whose work with Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and most recently Heaven And Hell defined a genre.

Heaven And Hell were set to be on the road in Europe this summer when news came through that despite the amazing progress he was making Ronnie wouldn't be well enough to tour and those shows were cancelled. But now, remaining members Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice are set to play a one off-show to celebrate his life and work. The band will be completed by Glenn Hughes and Jorn Lande who will both contribute vocals. Former Deep Purple/Black Sabbath star Glenn Hughes was a close friend of Ronnie's for many years and performed a musical tribute at Ronnie's funeral service in Los Angeles. Norwegian Jorn Lande is best known in the UK as the vocalist for power metal band Masterplan, he has also released many solo albums including a tribute to Ronnie. It promises to be a fitting celebration to a man that the metal scene owes so much.

Says Geezer Butler: "It's going to be a very emotional occasion. Ronnie loved his fans like no-one else I know - and they loved him. It will be a privilege doing a gig in honour of his memory, and to help towards his charity. Above all, I hope it encourages people to have regular check-ups for this disease. Early detection is vital, and greatly improves the chance of a cure. I know everyone has heard that a million times before, but seeing one of your best friends die because we all think we're immune from this disease, really brings it home. Do it for yourself, your family, your friends. Ronnie would be proud of you."

Tony Iommi says: "Ronnie's passing has left a huge hole, we hadn't anywhere near finished what we set out to do as a band together. He was so looking forward to the European tour and we hope this appearance will go some way to fulfilling that."

Tickets for the High Voltage Festival are priced £135 (for weekend tickets) and £75 (for day tickets). All info and the full line-up is available here.


Band profile: Heaven And Hell
Event: High Voltage Festival
Posted: 16.06.2010 by Johannes | Comments (14)

Goat The Head - Sign To Aftermath Music

Norwegian death metallers Goat The Head have signed to Aftermath Music.

The band commented as follows: "Ah, yeah, it's great to be back in business! It is with great anticipation and spirit we engage into cooperation with Aftermath Music, a label whose enthusiasm is both infectious and inspiring! Topnotch times!"

The band's upcoming effort Doppelgängers, the follow-up to 2007's Simian Supremacy, is slated for a September release. More album details here.

Doppelgängers was mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen and "boasts 10 furious tracks exerting about every colour of the metal palette." One of the new tracks "Neolithic Rocket Science" is streaming on the band's MySpace.

"Aftermath will be releasing the new album, Doppelgängers, on the 13th of September 2010 on both CD and vinyl. There will be no less than two release parties in support of Doppelgängers: at Blæst in Trondheim on the 10th of September, and at Garage in Oslo on the 11th of September", the band adds.


Band profile: Goat The Head
Posted: 16.06.2010 by BudDa | Comments (1)

Decrepit Birth - New Song Online

"(A Departure Of The Sun) Ignite The Tesla Coil", a new song from US metallers Decrepit Birth, is available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.

"(A Departure Of The Sun) Ignite The Tesla Coil" comes off the band's forthcoming album, Polarity, which is scheduled for release on July 27 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Polarity cover art] tracklist:

01. (A Departure Of The Sun) Ignite The Tesla Coil
02. Metatron
03. Resonance
04. Polarity
05. Solar Impulse
06. Mirroring Dimensions
07. A Brief Odyssey In Time
08. The Quickening Of Time
09. Sea Of Memories
10. Symbiosis
11. Darkness Embrace
12. See Through Dreams Death cover]


Band profile: Decrepit Birth
Posted: 15.06.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)

Nevermore - New Video Online

"Emptiness Unobstructed", the new video from US metallers Nevermore, can be viewed at this location. The clip, which was filmed during the band's May 18, 2010 concert at the O2 Academy Islington in London, England, was directed by Nigel Crane.

"Emptiness Unobstructed" comes off the band's latest album, The Obsidian Conspiracy, which was released on May 2010 via Century Media Records.


Band profile: Nevermore
Posted: 15.06.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (3)

The Heretic - Drummer Passed Away

Xtreem Music has confirmed the death of The Heretic drummer Cristóbal Martínez. The Heretic are an underground Spanish symphonic black metal band, who recently regrouped after a small hiatus. Not so long ago the band released a comeback compilation album, called Memorandum (1997-2007). Cristóbal Martínez was one of the founders of the band back in 1995.

The emotional message from Xtreem Music goes as follows: "With big sorrow we must announce that on past 13th of June, our great friend, drummer and leader of the band The Heretic, Cristóbal, died in his flat due to a fortuitous home accident. It was yesterday, day 14th, when his flat-mate found his lifeless body and all his nearest people knew about this tragic event.

From Xtreem Music we're deeply affected by this loss, since Cristóbal wasn't only a great musician, but above all, a more than excellent person of great human quality that only left friends wherever he went. Anyone who had the pleasure of dealing personally with him, can only say good things about Cristóbal and for us, whose relationship dates since more than 13 years ago, it's a shock having lost such a great musician and comrade.

We want to give our deepest condolence to his family, friends and specially his brothers in The Heretic (Juan Carlos, Fernando, Javier & Raul) - a band thanks to which Cristóbal can be more than proud of being able to leave an indelible legacy of the highest quality through all their recordings and shows. Needless to say that the reunion show that the band were preparing for the next months where they would present their most recent release Memorandum (1997-2007), released just 2 months ago, won't take place and the future of the band remains more uncertain than ever.

The rest of members of the band are still very affected with this shocking loss, so they haven't been able to update their official website, but anyone who wish to leave their last words to Cristóbal, can do it at this location."


Posted: 15.06.2010 by Thryce | Comments (14)

Ozzy Osbourne - Scream Is Streaming

Scream the latest effort of Ozzy Osbourne is streaming in its entirety at MySpace. Go check it out and let us know what you think.

Scream is already Ozzy's tenth solo release. It was recorded in 2009 at The Bunker in Los Angeles, and produced by Kevin Churko (who also did Black Rain) and Ozzy himself. The album also features the debut of new guitarist Gus G. (Firewind). The album will be released on June 22 in North America via Epic Records, and a day later in Japan. Album details below.

Scream cover art] tracklist:

01. Diggin Me Down
02. Let It Die
03. Soul Sucker
04. Let Me Hear You Scream
05. Time
06. Latimer's Mercy
07. One More Bang
08. Fearless
09. Crucify
10. I Want It All
11. Life Won't Wait
12. Jump The Moon
13. One More Time


Band profile: Ozzy Osbourne
Posted: 15.06.2010 by Thryce | Comments (13)

Kataklysm - New Album Artwork Revealed

Kataklysm have unveiled the artwork for their new album Heaven's Venom, which will be released on August 20th in Europe and August 24th in North America. Click here to check it out.

As previously announced, the follow-up to 2008's Prevail, was recorded by Kataklysm guitarist J-F Dagenais (Malevolent Creation, Misery Index) and was mixed by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Mnemic, Dark Tranquillity).

Some tentative song titles appearing on the album include "Soul Made of Shrapnel," "Blind Savior," "Hail the Renegade" and "Push the Venom".


Band profile: Kataklysm
Posted: 15.06.2010 by BudDa | Comments (9)

Fatal Smile - Part Ways With Drummer

Swedish hard-rockers Fatal Smile are searching for a drummer in the Stockholm area that has what it takes and who's 110% dedicated to Rock'n Roll - ready to tour the world.

The band has made the following statement: "Due to Zteff's personal situation he is not able to dedicate his life to the craziness of a touring band anymore. We have spent three glorious years together, months at a time in a bus, shared thousands of miles, beers and many gallons of booze. He has never missed a beat or a gig and will be greatly missed by all in Fatal camp!

So, now we're looking for a new member of this mayhem we call our band. These are not easy boots to fill: the guy we're looking for is a hungry, ambitious and crazy hard-hitter with the attitude and presence of a Fatal Smile, who enjoys spending his time on the road, in a bar and behind the drums - our drums. The one who helps find this monster will be honored with a finder's fee: his first interview as a Fatal Smile."


Band profile: Fatal Smile
Posted: 15.06.2010 by BudDa | Comments (1)

Primordial - In Search For A Drummer

Primordial are looking for a drummer. Here's the statement the band issued yesterday:

"Due to circumstances beyond our control we are now left in a position to advertise for a drummer. We need someone who is determined, committed to their craft, stepping up to the plate of touring and playing big festivals. Previous experience would of course be preferable. No half measures, no glass is half empty attitudes. Someone who will bring their style and energy to the band and of course a fucking killer drummer. Nothing less.

There is a new album in the offing, the possibility of standing on the stages of some of the biggest metal festivals in 2011 and of course some form of income from those...

It's preferable they know extreme metal of course, that's where we came from, but more importantly, the Maidens, Sabbaths, Motorheads and Thin Lizzys of this world as that's where the drumming in Primordial has for the most part been holding court... Samples available here.

We rehearse in Dublin of course so a proximity to there is preferable but we are not adverse to someone from abroad who can work hard when the time comes and is near enough to a Ryan Air terminal, or a relocation to Dublin is also a possibility..."

Contact the band if you are interested.


Band profile: Primordial
Posted: 15.06.2010 by BudDa | Comments (5)

Shadyon - New Record Deal, New Album

Inner Wound Recordings are proud to announce the signing of French progressive metal band Shadyon to the label. Their up-coming album Mind Control will be released in Europe and North America on August 27th.

According to the press release, Shadyon combines progressive parts, powerful riffs and AOR melodies and blend them together in a tasteful way, and create their own brand of melodic progressive metal. Led by the emotional vocals of Emmanuel Creis, Shadyon presents a mature album with Mind Control, full of hooks and emotion. With the perfect amount of melodic and progressive parts, this album will definitely appeal to fans of progressive and melodic metal as well as AOR and hard rock.

You can find out more about Shadyon on their MySpace - which also contains several Mind Control samples.

Mind Control cover art] tracklist:

01. Calm Before the Storm
02. New Dimension
03. Last Escape
04. Forgotten Nightmare
05. Mind Control
06. Guardian Angels
07. Into the Fire
08. Strange Visions
09. Sun and Stars
10. Gates of Dawn


Posted: 15.06.2010 by Thryce | Comments (0)

Thrashfest 2010 - Tour Dates Announced

Kreator proudly presents Thrashfest, THE thrash-metal-tour of the year. Partners in crime are Exodus, Death Angel and Suicidal Angels. Thrashfest will destroy Europe at the end of the year, all dates below. All information and tickets should be available at any time soon.

26.11.2010 - DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
27.11.2010 - DE - Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
28.11.2010 - BE - Antwerpen, Hof Ter Loo
29.11.2010 - DE - Leipzig, Hellraiser
30.11.2010 - DE - Saarbrücken, Garage
01.12.2010 - DE - Berlin, Postbahnhof
02.12.2010 - CZ - Prague, KD Vltavska
03.12.2010 - AT - Wien, Arena
04.12.2010 - DE - Lichtenfels, X-Mas Metal Festival
05.12.2010 - DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
06.12.2010 - DK - Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
07.12.2010 - NO - Oslo, Betong
08.12.2010 - SE - Stockholm, Debaser Medis
09.12.2010 - DK - Aarhus, Voxhall
10.12.2010 - DE - Hannover, Capitol
11.12.2010 - DE - Munich, Backstage
12.12.2010 - NL - Amsterdam, Melkweg
13.12.2010 - FR - Paris, Elysee Montmartre
14.12.2010 - CH - Pratteln, Z7
15.12.2010 - IT - Bologna, Estragon
16.12.2010 - SI - Ljubljana, Cvetlicarna Mediapark
17.12.2010 - DE - Gießen, Hessenhallen
18.12.2010 - NL - Eindhoven, Eindhoven Metal Meeting
19.12.2010 - DE - Cologne, Live Music Hall


Band profile: Kreator
Event: Thrashfest 2010
Posted: 14.06.2010 by Thryce | Comments (15)

Blood Stain Child - Part Ways With Drummer And Vocalist

Japanese metallers Blood Stain Child have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:


As of June 2010, Sadew and Violator are resigning from the band. Sadew is leaving due to musical differences, or rather to embark on a journey towards self-realization. Violator inherited his father's business in a state of many, different feelings, so he is no longer able to continue band activities. All of you who supported Sadew and Violator until now, thank you very much.

Regarding the next album, we have already recruited and started working with a session vocalist and a drummer.

Apart from the member change, our next work, is by far superior than anything we have done until now, so please look forward to it.

Blood Stain Child are constantly evolving, making new efforts and opening up to brand new worlds, so please continue to support us from now on.

Furthermore, an announcement for the new members will soon follow, so please wait for a while.

By the members of Blood Stain Child."


Band profile: Blood Stain Child
Posted: 14.06.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (2)

Five Finger Death Punch - New Video Online

"Bad Company", the new video from US metallers Five Finger Death Punch, can be viewed at this location.

"Bad Company" comes off the band's latest album, War Is The Answer, which was released on September 2009 via EMI Records.


Band profile: Five Finger Death Punch
Posted: 14.06.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)

Corruption - New Video Online

"Devileiro", the new video from Polish metallers Corruption, can be viewed at this location.

"Devileiro" comes off the band's latest album, Bourbon River Bank, which was released on May 17, 2010 via Mystic Production/Indie Distribution.


Posted: 14.06.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)