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Summer Breeze Open Air 2012 - New Bands Announced

Summer Breeze Open Air has a Christmas calendar of its own and has announced its first round of bands for the 2012 edition, a few on each day before Christmas.


Event: Summer Breeze Open Air - 15th Anniversary
Posted: 05.01.2012 by corrupt | Comments (2)

Darkseed - Part Ways With Vocalist, Replacement Announced

German gothic metallers Darkseed have announced that Mike Schmutzer is their new frontman and singer.

The band states: "Why a new singer? In Harry's eyes, there was no chance to reconcile live dates and his job. When we started to plan new live activities, his sight of the things came to surface... unfortunately after we announced him as our new singer and did the Poison Awaits album with him. Due to intolerable interferences like this, there was no other way than to break up with him."


Band profile: Darkseed
Posted: 05.01.2012 by Abattoir | Comments (3)

King Of Asgard - Enter Studio In March

Swedish folk metallers King Of Asgard will hit Sonic Train Studios in early March to record the follower to their debut album Fi'mbulvintr, which was released back in 2010.

The band comments: "We're glad to get back there in early March and to get some new stuff on tape. This also being the first time recording with Lars on guitar. The material for this coming release is a natural step forward for King Of Asgard. It differs quite a lot though the foundation of our musical roots still are very present. A natural progression of the sounds on Fi'mbulvintr! Song titles include "Gap Of Ginnungs" and "Plague-ridden Rebirth".


Band profile: King Of Asgard
Posted: 05.01.2012 by Windrider | Comments (0)

Tracedawn - New Video Released

Finnish melodic death metallers Tracedawn have released a new music video for their song "Breed Insane". The song is taken from the band's upcoming release Lizard Dusk due out in February and the first one with their new lead singer Niko Kalliojärvi. The video can be viewed below.


Band profile: Tracedawn
Posted: 05.01.2012 by Giza | Comments (7)

Killswitch Engage - Vocalist Relieved From Duty

US metallers Killswitch Engage announced on their official website that the band decided to continue without vocalist Howard Jones. The band is now making preparations for the upcoming album, due to be released at some point later in the year. The band issued the following update:

"To our family, friends and fans: We have decided to continue on without Howard Jones as the singer of Killswitch Engage. We love Howard and are thankful for the nine years that we've had him in the band. Out of respect for everyone involved we will not be discussing the specific reasons behind this decision. Howard is a part of our family and always will be, and we wish him well. He has left big shoes to fill, so we certainly have our work cut out for us to find the next singer of Killswitch, something we plan on making priority #1 going forward. Most importantly, thanks to all of you for all the support throughout the years and for sticking by us for all this time. We really do appreciate it and we very much look forward to having a new record for all of you in the not too-distant future that we can all be proud of. Sincerely, Adam, Joel, Mike, and Justin."

Thanks also to CHEF METAL HEAD!


Band profile: Killswitch Engage
Posted: 05.01.2012 by kual21 | Comments (33)

Alcest - New Album Streaming Online

Les Voyages De L'Âme, the brand-new upcoming album from French blackgaze act Alcest is now streaming in its entirely at this location.


Band profile: Alcest
Posted: 04.01.2012 by pisymbol | Comments (11)

Meshuggah - New Album Release Date Announced

Swedish experimental extreme metallers Meshuggah has set March 27th as the release date for their, as-yet-untitled, 7th full-length album and follow-up to 2008's obZen.


Band profile: Meshuggah
Posted: 04.01.2012 by kual21 | Comments (13)

Metal Storm - Happy New Year And Some Updates

The team of Metal Storm would like to wish all of you a happy new year. We hope your Christmas has been as good as ours and are looking forward to another year with the best metal community out there.

Posted: 04.01.2012 by corrupt | Comments (46)

Spawn Of Possession - Reveals New Album Details

The final details of Incurso, the first album for Relapse Records from Swedish tech-titans Spawn Of Possession have been announced.

Now confirmed to infest North American audiences on March 13th, Incurso was recorded with engineer Magnus Sedenberg at Pama Studios in Kristianopel, Sweden, and offers up nearly an hour's worth of the band's layered death metal urgency.


Band profile: Spawn Of Possession
Posted: 04.01.2012 by Rog-Mothoth | Comments (7)

With Full Force Festival 2012 - First Bands Announced

As it is another open air festival with a Christmas calendar, we don't want to keep the With Full Force Open Air 2012 Christmas announcements a secret.


Event: With Full Force Festival 2012
Posted: 04.01.2012 by corrupt | Comments (5)

Helstar - To Release 30th Anniversary DVD

US speed metallers Helstar have announced that they will be celebrating the band's 30 year anniversary by recording an upcoming show for a DVD. The band issued the following: "Happy new year everyone! Can you believe that 2012 marks 30 years since the formation of Helstar? This calls for an epic celebration!"


Band profile: Helstar
Event: Helstar: 30th Anniversary Show
Posted: 04.01.2012 by Rog-Mothoth | Comments (1)

Hammer Horde - Release New Song

American epic viking metallers Hammer Horde have announced the release of a new song from their forthcoming album Vinlander. The song is entitled "Riders Of Annihilation" and you can listen to it below. "Riders Of Annihilation" is the first single off the album to be released during 2012. Album pre-orders begin on February 1st, 2012. More album details here and here.


Band profile: Hammer Horde
Posted: 04.01.2012 by HammerHorde | Comments (1)

Hayagriva - Three New Songs Streaming Online

Three new songs from Decendant XII, the most recent album from Malaysian melodic black metallers Hayagriva are now streaming online at the band's official MySpace. "Al Masihks Magick", "Emperor Awaits" and "Syurga Di Hujung Jarum" are the three songs streaming online.

The album was released on January 1st, 2012, via Khakan Production (Malaysia). More album details here and here.


Band profile: Hayagriva
Posted: 04.01.2012 by Mantheravathee | Comments (2)

Derelict Earth - New Album Cover Art Unveiled

The album artwork for French extreme prog project Derelict Earth's upcoming album Below The Empty Skies has been unveiled and can now be seen below. The artwork was created by Greek artist Manthos Lappas while the textwork was done by Dominique Stainer.

Below The Empty Skies is tentatively scheduled for April 2012 and will be released for free as were all Derelict Earth previous records. More album details here.


Band profile: Derelict Earth
Posted: 04.01.2012 by Derelict Earth | Comments (5)

Fight The Silence Tour - Line-Up Announced For 2012

US metallers For Today will be heading out in March to headline the Fight The Silence Tour in North America with support from A Skylit Drive, Stick To Your Guns, Mychildren Mybride and Make Me Famous. The tour dates can be found below.


Event: Fight The Silence Tour
Posted: 04.01.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (3)