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Fear Factory - Line-Up Reshuffle & Reunite With Dino Cazares

Fear Factory have had a complete line-up change including the original members Dino Cazares (guitar) rejoining along side Burton C. Bell (vocals) as well as bassist Byron Stroud and Gene Hoglan to play drums. The band will also play some festivals this summer.

Metal Hammer conducted an exclusive interview with Burton and Dino to talk about their friendship, why Raymond Herrera and Christian Olde Wolbers aren't included in the band any more, and their plans for a new album.

The interview can be found at this location:


Band profile: Fear Factory
Posted: 28.04.2009 by Baz Anderson | Comments (18)

1349 - Album E-Card Online

An e-card for "Revelations Of The Black Flame", the new album from Norwegian metallers 1349, can be found at this location.

"Revelations Of The Black Flame" was recorded at Studio Studio Nyhagen in Bøverbru, Norway, and was co-mixed by Tom Gabriel Fischer (ex-Celtic Frost). The album will be released on June 2 via Candlelight Records.

"Revelations Of The Black Flame" cover art] tracklisting:

01. Invocation
02. Serpentine Sibilance
03. Horns
04. Maggot Fetus... Teeth Like Thorns
05. Misanthropy
06. Uncreation
07. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
08. Solitude
09. At The Gate...


Band profile: 1349
Posted: 28.04.2009 by White Winter Sun | Comments (8)

Nahemah - New Video Online

Nahemah have posted the video clip for their song, "The Perfect Depth Of The Mermaids," taken from Nahemah's upcoming album "A New Constellation" online. The video was directed by Manuel Garcia De Otazo.

Nahemah said the following about the new album "A New Constellation": "The new album is a step ahead in our music and lifes. We have grown up as musicians and as persons, we have elevated our personalities, spirits and minds to places beyond our body and planet, they have been elevated to different atmospheres, to a new constellation."

The album will be released at the end of May through Lifeforce Records.


Band profile: Nahemah
Posted: 28.04.2009 by Thryce | Comments (0)

Rob Halford - Launches New Apparel Company

Press release:

The world of Rock and Roll has one Metal God - Rob Halford. The multi-Gold and Platinum Producer, Songwriter, Vocalist has graced the world's largest stages for decades leading his revolutionary solo acts: Halford, Fight and the legendary Judas Priest.

Developing new standards for the Rock and Metal genres with blazing vocals, dynamic themes, adorned head-to-toe in glass, leather and steel - The Metal God is universally recognized as an artist whom continually inspires and drives today's global Hard Rock industry.

With an eye on defining consumer-fashions for today's Rock and Roll lifestyles, Metal God Entertainment and Rob Halford are pleased to debut a new garment entity: Metal God Apparel.

With Pre-sale beginning today and shipments commencing June 15, 2009 Metal God Apparel will debut dozens of new, edgy-designs this year for youth, teens, men and women. Metal God Apparel re-produced on custom-dyed, cotton tees integrating the newest fashion technology, resulting in an extremely attractive, lightweight, soft-to-touch, active-wear for today's global music audiences.

Please visit for more details.


Band profile: Halford
Posted: 28.04.2009 by Ivan | Comments (35)

The Few Against Many - New Album Details

Pulverised Records press release

The latest Swedish all-star collaboration The Few Against Many, featuring ex-Scar Symmetry singer and lead guitarist Christian Älvestam, vocalist Pär Johansson of Satariel, The Duskfall and Demiurg fame, guitarist Patrik Gardberg (Torchbearer), drummer Jani Stefanovic (Miseration, Solution .45, etc) and bassist Anders Edlund (Incapacity, Angel Blake, etc) have revealed the album cover artwork and tracklisting for the debut album "SOT":

01. Hädanfärd
02. Bränd Mark
03. Blod
04. Skapelsens Sorti
05. Sot
06. Abider
07. Heresi
08. One With The Shadow

With the brilliantly mystical artwork of Dan Seagrave (Morbid Angel, Suffocation, Dismember, Entombed, etc) and backed by the top-notch production of Tomas "Plec" Johansson at Panic-Room Studios in Sweden and joining in as contributors Mikael Stanne of Dark Tranquillity and Jonas Renkse of Katatonia/Bloodbath fame penning down some lyrics, "SOT" is a crushing sick bastardization of Death Metal brutality combined with Progressive elements but only more twisted!

Comments Christian: "It's a great honour and privilege to once again work with my good friend Roy Yeo and his Pulverised Records. We have known each other for almost 12 years now, through our past work together with Unmoored and Quest Of Aidance, so it feels very much like coming home in a way. We are very happy and excited to see where this re-established cooperation can lead us as a team!"

Release date to be announced soon.


Posted: 28.04.2009 by Thryce | Comments (1)

Volbeat - Another New Video Online

"We", the new video from Danish rockers Volbeat, has been made available online. The clip was directed by AVA Studios.

"We" comes off the band's latest album, entitled "Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood", which was released on September 2008 via Mascot Records.


Band profile: Volbeat
Posted: 28.04.2009 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)

Moonspell - Belarussian Shows Canceled

Moonspell have issued the following statement regarding the cancelled Minsk show:

"We are extremely disappointed by the fact we had to cancel the shows. The reasons on both Neopolis and Cradle Of Filth site is accurate but Moonspell might add that the bands' buses entered Belarus territory and were meeting for possible solutions for the day. On the event that the truck with ALL of our tour equipment was held due to a bureaucratic detail in the border made all our efforts worthless.

We have planned carefully this trip with the promoter, with the embassies and were caught off guard by an excessive zeal from the border staff.

Goes without saying that all the bands were eagerly anticipating the show as it was a premiere for everyone. We can assure you we are doing our best to reschedule the show and we are pretty sure we will do so up to the end of the year, the sooner, the better, though no specific date can be advanced so far.

Thanks for your comprehension, we understand and share the frustration but look forward to make it up for you on a near future."


Band profile: Moonspell
Posted: 28.04.2009 by Bad English | Comments (0)

Sideburn - New Song Online

Sideburn have added one of their new songs "Shapes" to the MySpace player.

Guitarist Morgan Zocek added: "Last week we sent out some new material to a lot of labels, and we already have been contacted by a couple of really welknown labels who have shown great interest in our new material. So stay tuned for updates."

A few weeks ago, the band announced the following:

"We have now finished the recording and mixing of our new album "The Demons Dance" in XTC Studios (Stockholm) once again with Ulf Wahlberg as Co Producer (mastering will be completed in the nextcoming week). The recording and mixing took place between the end of January to the beginning of April. We have had a great and inspiring time in the studio and the end result is amazing (can't wait to show the new material to the world)."


Band profile: Sideburn
Posted: 28.04.2009 by Bad English | Comments (0)

Supreme Pain - Two New Songs Online

New Supreme Pain songs, called "The Unholy Throne" and the title track "Nemesis Enforcer", from the band's second full-length album, are streaming online over at the Supreme Pain MySpace.

The album is set to hit the streets somewhere in May.


Band profile: Supreme Pain
Posted: 28.04.2009 by ArtiA | Comments (0)

Lunarsea - New Video Online

Lunarsea have posted a new video, for the song "Metamorphine", online. The video was filmed in Rome with director Federico Ferrari. The song comes off the band's latest album "Route Code Selector", which was released in October last year via Punishment 18 Records.


Band profile: Lunarsea
Posted: 28.04.2009 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

Stream Of Passion - New Song Online

A new preview track from Stream Of Passion's upcoming album "The Flame Within" is now available for stream at "The Flame Within" will be released both as regular and limited digipack edition with bonus track on the following dates:

27.05.09 - FIN & ESP
01.06.09 - Rest Of Europe
02.06.09 - USA / CAN (RYKO)


Band profile: Stream Of Passion
Posted: 28.04.2009 by ArtiA | Comments (0)

Anaal Nathrakh - New Songs Online

Anaal Nathrakh have posted two new tracks from their upcoming album "In The Constellation Of The Black Widow", called "More Of Fire Than Blood" and "The Lucifer Effect", on their MySpace.

"In The Constellation Of The Black Widow" will be released on June 29th through Candlelight Records.


Band profile: Anaal Nathrakh
Posted: 28.04.2009 by ArtiA | Comments (3)

Within Temptation - Theater Tour 2010

Within Temptation have announced the following:

"After receiving great responses on our sold out theatre tour in 2008, we decided to do a rerun of this tour, so you'll still have the opportunity to attend these special seated concerts. During these shows we will be playing a lot of our songs in an acoustic version and we'll have special lighting and visual effects. The tour will cover 17 shows in The Netherlands and Belgium.

These will be our first live shows after a long period of writing and recording. We are already looking forward to see you again!"

03-04-2010 - Stadsschouwburg Middelburg, Middelburg, The Netherlands.
07-04-2010 - Twentse Schouwburg, Enschede, The Netherlands
08-04-2010 - Philharmonie, Haarlem, The Netherlands
09-04-2010 - Stadsschouwburg Sittard-Geleen, Sittard, The Netherlands
11-04-2010 - De Oosterpoort, Groningen, The Netherlands
12-04-2010 - Nieuwe Luxor Theater, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
13-04-2010 - Stadsschouwburg Orpheus, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
14-04-2010 - Theater Heerlen, Heerlen, The Netherlands
16-04-2010 - Muziekcentrum Frits Philips, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
17-04-2010 - Muziekcentrum Frits Philips, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
18-04-2010 - Theater aan de Parade, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
20-04-2010 - Vredenburg, Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht, The Netherlands
21-04-2010 - Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden, Leiden, The Netherlands
23-04-2010 - Concertgebouw de Vereeniging, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
24-04-2010 - Theater De Meenthe, Steenwijk, The Netherlands
26-04-2010 - Koningklijk Theater Carré, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
28-04-2010 - Koningin Elisabethzaal, Antwerpen, Belgium

Band profile: Within Temptation
Event: Within Temptation: Theater Tour 2010
Posted: 28.04.2009 by Abattoir | Comments (9)

The Project Hate MCMXCIX - To Release New Album In July

The newest album from The Project Hate MCMXCIX, entitled "The Lustrate Process" will be released on July 6th. The album features the following guest musicians: Mike Wead (King Diamond, Mercyful Fate - guitar solos), Pär Fransson (solos), Henry Pyykkö (solos), Martin van Drunen (Pestilence, Asphyx, Hail Of Bullets- vocals), Christian Älvestam (Scar Symmetry, Miseration - vocals), Lars-Göran Petrov (Entombed - vocals), Johan Hegg (Amon Amarth - vocals) and Robban Eriksson (vocals).

The album was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound, Örebro, Sweden, 2009, and produced by Lord K. Philipson.

Here are the "The Lustrate Process" cover art and tracklist:

01. Descend Into The Pits Of Eternal Possession
02. You Come To Me Through Hell
03. See The Filth Become Flames In This Furnace
04. Our Wrath Will Rain Down From The Sky
05. The Locust Principles
06. Arise To His World Of Infamy
07. The Burial Of Gods


Band profile: The Project Hate MCMXCIX
Posted: 28.04.2009 by arj | Comments (6)

Megadeth - To Co-Headline "Canadian Carnage Tour" With Slayer

Official press release

Talk about a mind-blowing line-up. Slayer and Megadeth - two of the bands that defined the thrash/metal genre - will perform together for the first time in more than 15 years when they co-headline four shows in Canada in late June. The tour, dubbed "Canadian Carnage," will also feature Machine Head and Suicide Silence, and will see Megadeth and Slayer each closing two of the four shows. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, May 2, and will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets and at Ticketmaster online.

Few bands come close to matching the intensity that Slayer brings to its live shows, having been named "Best Live Band" by numerous media outlets including Revolver, SPIN, and Metal Hammer. Slayer - guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, vocalist/bassist Tom Araya and drummer Dave Lombardo - is currently in Los Angeles recording its as yet untitled tenth studio album with Greg Fidelman producing and Rick Rubin executive producing. Fans were given an early taste of the brutal new Slayer material when "Psychopathy Red," a song inspired by the heinous Russian serial killer Andrei Chikatilo, who confessed to savagely murdering 56 children, was recorded last October and then leaked online. Attendees of "Canadian Carnage" will be treated to Slayer performing "Psychopathy Red" live on stage. Plans are to release the new album in July, in tandem with the Mayhem Festival tour Slayer is co-headlining with Marilyn Manson.

With over 20 million albums sold worldwide, the icon that is Megadeth culminated earlier this month, with Dave Mustaine's acceptance of the highly coveted "Golden God" accolade and the band's headline performance at the inaugural Revolver Golden Gods Awards in Los Angeles. Megadeth - lead guitarist/lead vocalist Dave Mustaine, lead and rhythm guitarist Chris Broderick, bassist James Lomenzo and drummer Shawn Drover - is currently recording their 12th studio album in Los Angeles with Andy Sneap. The disc is scheduled for release later this summer to coincide with a full scale world tour. Known for their ferocious live show, Megadeth will once again bring this intensity to their loyal throng of Canadian followers.

Bay Area titans Machine Head add to the carnage as main support. Machine Head - vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn, guitarist Phil Demmel, bassist/backing vocalist Adam Duce and drummer Dave McClain - are currently touring in support of their critically-acclaimed and Grammy nominated "The Blackening". Since its release, the band has been awarded both Best Album at the Metal Hammer Awards and Album of the Year at Kerrang's annual ceremony that same year. And with a fan base so rabid, they've actually been banned from certain U.S. venues, Machine Head will bring with them the relentless stage show they are renowned for.


Band profile: Megadeth
Event: Slayer + Megadeth: Canadian Carnage Tour
Posted: 28.04.2009 by Biedrik | Comments (21)