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After All - New Song Online

"Timeless Machine", a brand-new track from Belgian thrashers After All, has been made available for streaming at this location.

"Timeless Machine" comes off the band's upcoming new limited edition EP Becoming The Martyr, which will be available from the After All merch booth during the Killfest 2011 European tour with Overkill, Destruction and Heathen.

Becoming The Martyr features 3 brand new tracks as well as 2 more tracks from the Cult Of Sin album, re-recorded with the new After All line-up. The EP was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at the infamous Unisound Studios in Örebro, Sweden.


Band profile: After All
Posted: 17.02.2011 by Thryce | Comments (0)

Heathen - Replacing Deströyer 666 On N. American Reckoning Tour

Bay Area thrashers Heathen will be replacing Deströyer 666 on the upcoming North American Reckoning Tour headlined by German thrash metallers Destruction.

Deströyer 666 will be unable to travel due to guitarist/vocalist Keith (K.K. Warslut)'s upcoming surgery for a torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament).

Bassist & vocalist Schmier comments on the new touring bill, which still includes Warbeast from Texas: "Destruction wishes Keith a safe and quick recovery! In the meantime, we are really happy to announce their old friends Heathen as a replacement for Deströyer 666! These Bay Area thrashers are one of my favorite thrash bands of all time and we will be sharing the European stages with them in some weeks on the Killfest Tour. It's fantastic to have an opportunity to tour with old friends on both sides of the globe! German & Bay Area Thrash together on tour - how much more kick-ass can it get?! I can't wait to hit the road again now, hope to see you all out there!"

For a list of dates, go to this location.


Band profile: Heathen
Event: Destruction: North American Reckoning Tour
Posted: 17.02.2011 by Thryce | Comments (3)

Nevermore - Bassist Undergoes Successful Surgery For Benign Brain Tumor

Nevermore bassist Jim Sheppard has undergone successful surgery yesterday (Wednesday, February 16th) to remove a benign brain tumor.

The band posted the following on their Facebook wall: "Jim Sheppard made it through surgery and is in the recovery room already cracking jokes. Great news!"

A benign tumor lacks the ability to metastasize, like moles. However, benign tumors may still produce negative health effects and many types of benign tumors have the potential to become malignant and some types, such as teratoma, are notorious for this.

Sheppard has had health issues in the past, having undergone a procedure in 2006 related to his Crohn's Disease, a condition he's managed for nearly 20 years.


Band profile: Nevermore
Posted: 17.02.2011 by Thryce | Comments (21)

Serj Tankian - Remix EP Details Revealed

Serj Tankian will release a new EP, entitled Imperfect Remixes, on March 1st through Serjical Strike/Reprise Records.

The lead single, "Goodbye - Gate 21", is a new remix and features Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave) on guitar. A video clip for the track will be released soon. Additionally, the EP features remixes of tracks off Serj's most recent solo release, Imperfect Harmonies.

Imperfect Remixes EP cover art] tracklist:

01. Goodbye - Gate 21 (feat. Tom Morello)
02. Reconstructive Demonstrations
03. Invisible Love - Deserving?
04. Goddamn Trigger


Band profile: Serj Tankian
Posted: 17.02.2011 by Megad3th | Comments (3)

Deadlock - New Video Online

"Virus Jones", the new video from German "disco-death" metallers Deadlock, can now be watched below.

The clip was filmed in Leipzip, Germany with directors Philipp Hirsch and Heiko Tippelt (Heaven Shall Burn, Amon Amarth, Triptykon), and attempts to capture the meaning behind the track's lyrics, which deal with pharmaceutical, medical, and biological technology, and the business behind it.

"Virus Jones" comes off the band's upcoming new album Bizarro World, which will be released on February 28th in Europe and on March 16th in North America through Lifeforce Records.


Band profile: Deadlock
Posted: 17.02.2011 by Ellrohir | Comments (2)

Septicflesh - Album Tracklist Revealed

The release of Septicflesh's new opus The Great Mass is now two months ahead. After the cover artwork of the jewel case edition last week, it is time to unveil the tracklisting of the Greek demons' new masterpiece.

An mp3 for "The Vampire From Nazareth", the first single off the new album, can be found over here. More album details were previously reported over here.

The Great Mass tracklist:

01. The Vampire From Nazareth
02. A Great Mass Of Death
03. Pyramid God
04. Five-Pointed Star
05. Oceans Of Grey
06. The Undead Keep Dreaming
07. Rising
08. Apocalypse
09. Mad Architect
10. Therianthropy


Band profile: Septicflesh
Posted: 17.02.2011 by Megad3th | Comments (13)

Eden Weint Im Grab - New Album In May

German gothic metal band Eden Weint Im Grab will release their new album, Geysterstunde I (trans: Witching Hour I), on May 6th through Winter Solitude Productions.

According to a statement, the band's fourth studio album marks the beginning of a new chapter in their history, meaning there will be sequels to Geysterstunde I.

The album's title track will be available for free download any time soon on the official website of Eden Weint Im Grab. Four studio reports can already be found over there.

After the ambient album Der Herbst Des Einsamen, which consisted of poems by Austrian expressionist Georg Trakl, the new album will be a return to the harsh metal style with a mixture of Gothic and Black, creating an unique atmosphere the band is known for.


Band profile: Eden Weint Im Grab
Posted: 17.02.2011 by Windrider | Comments (2)

Devildriver - Five New Songs Online

Original news, posted on 31.01.2011

"Bring The Fight (To The Floor)", a brand-new track from US groove metal act Devildriver, has been made available for streaming, exclusively at Revolver Magazine.

Another new song, called "Coldblooded", can still be streamed at this location.

"Bring The Fight (To The Floor)" and "Coldblooded" come off the band's upcoming new album Beast, which will be released worldwide on February 22nd, 2011 through Roadrunner Records. More album details were previously reported over here.

UPDATED, on 06.02.2011 (Thanks to Kriegsphilosoph)

"Talons Out (Teeth Sharpened)", another brand-new song from US metallers Devildriver, is available for streaming at this location.

UPDATED, on 15.02.2011 (Thanks to Kriegsphilosoph)

"You Make Me Sick", yet another brand-new song from Devildriver, is available for streaming at this location.

UPDATE (Thanks to Kriegsphilosoph)

"Blur", yet another brand-new song from Devildriver, is available for streaming at this location.


Band profile: DevilDriver
Posted: 17.02.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (12)

The Big Four - German Show Announced

Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax, the so-called Big Four of thrash, are playing together in Germany on July 2nd, with more shows to be announced.

The Metallica site reads: "If you've been following along, you know that the Big Four already have two shows scheduled in Europe in July... well, the party is expanding! We're here today to tell you about and addition to the European vacation with a show in Gelsenkirchen, Germany at the Veltins Arena on July 2, 2011."

Yes, that headline said 'shows' with an 's'. Keep watching here for a couple more announcements in the coming weeks."

Tickets go on sale on Saturday, February 19 at 9:00 am local time.


Event: The Big Four
Posted: 17.02.2011 by __SpOO__ | Comments (9)

Kataklysm - Anniversary DVD In The Works

Kataklysm have begun the long process of putting together elements for their upcoming 20th anniversary DVD.

Titled The Iron Will: 20 Years Determined, this documentary will begin with the band's inception in 1991 and tell the lasting story behind of one of the most important extreme musical exports in Canada's short 143-year history. Director and producer Tommy Jones (Soilwork, Death Angel) will catch the band's heartbeat on the road to put the memories together. The DVD will also include interviews with a wide range of characters, including the band's infamous first frontman Sylvain Houde, who sang on the first three Kataklysm albums, The Mystical Gate Of Reincarnation (1993), Sorcery (1996), and Temple Of Knowledge (1999).

A single and a video clip for the title track The Iron Will will be recorded this summer.

The massive content of the DVD will include Kataklysm's upcoming headlining show at Summer Breeze Festival in Germany where the band will perform classics from all of its eleven releases.

Commented Kataklysm frontman Maurizio Iacono: "This is something that we are doing first for ourselves to look back at the long and hard road traveled and to be grateful that twenty years later this band is stronger than ever and still means something in the music world. It's an accomplishment to exist this long and this DVD is dedicated to our fans who solely kept us alive in this destructive and turbulent scene.

I decided to scrap my book idea (it was taking way too long and time is of the essence) and instead tell our story on The Iron Will in detail to get things off my chest once and for all. We've been the underdogs for so long and looking back, this is a good a place to be."


Band profile: Kataklysm
Event: Summer Breeze Open Air
Posted: 17.02.2011 by __SpOO__ | Comments (2)

Vader - Bassist Quits The Band

Bassist Tomasz "Reyash" Rejek has left Polish death metal band Vader.

Reyash's statement on the matter reads as follows: "After over two years of cooperation, I've decided to quit Vader due to personal reasons. I'd like to thank my band mates for hundreds of gigs played together, I wish you all the best.

At the same time I'd like to inform that I shall continue my music adventure along with my bands Christ Agony, Supreme Lord and Witchmaster. See you in Hell."


Band profile: Vader
Posted: 16.02.2011 by Megad3th | Comments (10)

Children Of Bodom - New Video Online

"Was It Worth It?", the new video from Children Of Bodom, can now be watched, exclusively at Metal Injection.

The clip was shot on October 6, 2010 on location at central Pennsylvania's residential action sports compound Camp Woodward with director Dale Resteghini of Raging Nation Films.

Look for cameos from two-time X Games gold medalist and two-time Thrasher magazine "Skater of the Year" Chris Cole as well as noted pro skaters Jamie Thomas and Tom Asta.

"Was It Worth It?" comes off the band's upcoming new album Relentless Reckless Forever, which will be released on March 8th through Universal Music.


Band profile: Children Of Bodom
Posted: 16.02.2011 by Thryce | Comments (41)

Slayer - Exodus Guitarist Filling In On Tour

Last weekend, we brought you the news that Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman is recovering from an emergency surgery on his right arm after contracting necrotizing fasciitis (commonly known as flesh-eating disease), possibly caused by a spider bite.

The injury will keep the guitarist sidelined from the band's upcoming live shows in the Australian Soundwave Festival tour, that is set to kick off on February 26.

None other than Exodus guitarist Gary Holt has now stepped in to replace Hanneman on this tour.

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Band profile: Slayer
Posted: 16.02.2011 by __SpOO__ | Comments (23)

Possessed - Unveil New Line-Up

Jeff Becerra, the wheelchair-bound frontman of recently reactivated US death thrash metal band Possessed, has introduced the band's revamped line-up.

Becerra commented as follows: "Now we finally have the sound and talent that I always wanted!! It's like a dream come true! I can't wait to go back out there and give everyone the best shows ever! We are now tuning back up to 440 standard E and busy writing some new material."

Possessed is:

Jeff Becerra - vocals
Emilio Marquez (Sadistic Intent, Asesino) - drums
Tony Campos (Asesino, Static-X) - bass
Kelly Mclauchlin (Angelcorpse, Diabolic) - guitar
Daniel Gonzalez (Nailshitter) - guitar


Band profile: Possessed
Posted: 15.02.2011 by Thryce | Comments (5)

Ghost - To Support Paradise Lost On Tour

Swedish Psychedelic metal band Ghost has been confirmed to take the support slot on Paradise Lost's Draconian Times Tour - a short tour in celebration of the reissue of the band's seminal 1995 album Draconian Times.

Comments Paradise Lost: "We are pleased to announce the main support act for the Draconian Times Tour 2011 (mainland Europe only) will be Ghost! We are extremely excited to have them onboard and fans ourselves of their music. You can listen to them and read more about them on MySpace.

Unfortunately they can't play Greece but we will be announcing the support bands for Greece soon."

Draconian Times Live Shows:

March 18th - Fuzz - Athens, Greece (no Ghost)
March 19th - Fuzz - Athens, Greece (no Ghost)
March 20th - Principal - Thessaloniki, Greece (no Ghost)
March 29th - Tivoli - Utrecht, Holland
March 30th - Bataclan - Paris, France
March 31st - Zeche - Bochum, Germany
April 1st - The Forum - London, UK


Band profile: Paradise Lost
Event: Paradise Lost: Draconian Times Tour
Posted: 15.02.2011 by __SpOO__ | Comments (3)