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Benediction - Two New Songs Online

Benediction have posted two new song called "Immaculate Façade" and "They Must Die Screaming"on their official MySpace. The track comes off the band's upcoming album entitled "Killing Music", due on August 22 via Nuclear Blast Records.


Band profile: Benediction
Posted: 30.06.2008 by SlaytallicA | Comments (1)

My Dying Bride - Member Update

My Dying Bride would like to formally announce the new keyboard/violinist, Katie Stone.

"We will have a full profile update and pictures as soon as the band has time from the gigs/studio work they are presently engaged in. Katie is also involved in the new studio album. More as we get it."

Band profile: My Dying Bride
Posted: 28.06.2008 by ArtiA | Comments (20)

Kekal - Album Available For Free Download

Indonesia's Kekal have issued the following update:

"We are giving away our 4th album "1000 Thoughts Of Violence" (2003) for free download, only on limited time until August 31st, 2008.

If you haven't got a chance to fully experience the album, now is the time! And to those of you who are opposed in getting the music for free, don't worry, we are also open for donations!

All the details and download links can be found at the following URL. Please feel free to download and re-distribute freely as you see fit."


Band profile: Kekal
Posted: 28.06.2008 by Thryce | Comments (10)

Construcdead - New Song Online

Construcdead have posted a new track, "Mephisto", from their upcoming album, "Endless Echo". The band are still seeking a label to release their new album. To listen the song go to this location.

"Endless Echo" track listing:

01. Sedated Morning
02. My Haven
03. Endless Echoes
04. A Godess Breaches Through Me
05. Disfigured Beauty
06. Mephisto
07. No Exit
08. Transfixed
09. Tragic Kingdom
10. Spriritual Shift
11. The One Beside Me
12. Cataclysm
13. A Dark Wave


Band profile: Construcdead
Posted: 27.06.2008 by SlaytallicA | Comments (1)

Dark Empire - New Members Announced

USA Progressive Powet Metal band Dark Empire have issued the following update:

"I'm really pleased to announce that we can name the new drummer and bass player for Dark Empire. Filling in the long vacant bass position is Randy Knecht, and taking up the drum position is Omar Davila. I was not expecting to find two musicians that fit the same vision and drive for Dark Empire that I have, not to mention the immense talent that I would expect from anyone involved in this band, in such a short span of time. I guess thats how luck plays things out sometimes.

So, everyone welcome Randy and Omar to the Dark Empire family! We cannot wait to tear some faces off this August!"

Band profile: Dark Empire
Posted: 27.06.2008 by SlaytallicA | Comments (0)

Edguy - New Album Out In November

Edguy have entered the Gate Studios in Wolfsburg to record the follow-up of their chart breaker album "Rocket Ride". The new album will be produced by Sascha Paeth and is scheduled to be released in November 2008. The album will be entitled "Tinnitus Sanctus".

Tobias Sammet has got the following news in store: "The title just refers to the wall of sound that will bulldoze you. Let's be modest: We have ten extraordinary songs and this new album is gonna be our ticket to the hall of fame alongside with Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and AC/DC. There won't be a hit-single this time, not even a flop-single, haha; not only because most songs are too long for a single, but also because for a single we had to produce way more stuff, lose money and need a time frame to release it. The album would come later then and that would suck. For the record: Musically, we don't go back to the roots. It's not the "Legacy of Mandrake part 2" and it's not a little brother of Rocket Ride either. It's a new album and we've set off to new horizons once more! The stuff sounds really broad, very anthemic, heavy and ballsy. We've kept our trademarks and still there are a lot of elements that are different to anything we've done before. I know what some fans may think, because if my favourite bands would have come up with statements like that I would have been scared to death, but in our case I am sure this could be the album we'll be measured by in the future."


Band profile: Edguy
Posted: 27.06.2008 by Briche | Comments (23)

Obscura - Putting Finishing Touches On New Album Recordings

German death metallers Obscura are currently recording their new album with producer V. Santura (Dark Fortress) at The Crypt Studios in Germany. Obscura bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling (ex-Pestilence) comments: "I just got back from Landschut, Germany, where we've finished most of the recordings for the new album. I'm very excited about the new Obscura material; it sounds extremely brutal and technical compared with Pestilence's "Spheres" (1993). We are looking forward to play most of the new songs during the upcoming shows."


Band profile: Obscura
Posted: 27.06.2008 by JPT | Comments (2)

Opeth - More Festival Appearances Cancelled

Opeth have issued the following update:

"Due to Mikael contracting Varicella (Chicken Pox), the appearances this weekend, Peace & Love (Borlänge, Sweden on June 26), Hovefestivalen (Norway on June 27), Metaltown (Gothenborg, Sweden on June 28), and Graspop Metal Meeting (Dessel, Belgium on June 29), have all been cancelled. We hope to have Mike on his feet again as soon as possible, and obviously apologize to all and any that had set out to see Opeth this weekend."

The replacement for Opeth on the Hovefestivalen and Metal Town is Satyricon.


Band profile: Opeth
Posted: 27.06.2008 by SlaytallicA | Comments (19)

Amon Amarth - Bloodshed Over Bochum, Album Title Revealed

Amon Amarth have posted following statement:

''We have had plans of doing a smaller club show tour for quite some time now where we would mainly play older songs, but that has been very hard to pull off. So when this idea was brought to us of re-visiting the 4 first full lenght albums at Bochum in Germany we were all up for it. This will be a once in a life time chance for us to play and our fans to experience all the old songs that we don't have room for in the setlist anymore, but are still too good to not play! Of course we'll also play songs from the new upcoming album, as well as "With Oden On Our Side" and "Fate Of Norns".
Since these shows will be unique we thought we could might as well record the shows too!

We are thrilled over this event and look forward to the shows. It will be some hard work and preparation playing around 50 -60 different songs in 4 days. Some songs we haven't played for a very, very long time and some we have never played live at all. But challenges are something that encourages us!''

4 Evenings - 4 Shows - 4 Albums
Zeche Bochum, Germany

28.12.2008 Once Sent From The Golden Hall
29.12.2008 The Avenger
30.12.2008 The Crusher
31.12.2008 Versus The World

Apart from playing the 4 albums in their entirety each night there will be a best of mix from "Fate Of Norns", "With Oden On Our Side" and of course the new upcoming album!

+ Meet and greet with the band
+ Special merchandise sold at each show
+ New Years Eve Party on the 31.12

UPDATED (thanks to -LugburZ-)

In other news, Amon Amarth have set "Twilight Of The Thundergod" as the title of their seventh full-length album, due this fall via Metal Blade Records. The CD title was revealed by frontman Johan Hegg during an interview with the "Tinitus" radio show, which airs on Norway's P3.


Band profile: Amon Amarth
Event: Amon Amarth: Bloodshed Over Bochum
Posted: 27.06.2008 by abattoir | Comments (22)

Silentium - New Album On The Way

Finnish metallers Silentium have issued the following update:

"After a while of silence the band has retired to a studio in Central Finland. At this point the drums, the bass and most of the guitars have been recorded. Some of the vocals have been recorded as well, although Riina and Matti are due to return to the studio in July. The band has some major surprises reserved for their loyal fans, who have been more than patient in the wait for the new album. All the Silentians agree that the new material is the most impressive up to date! Prepare yourselves for a massive music experience. This fall, Silentium will be back, more powerful than ever!".

Silentium's new album, which is scheduled for release on October 29, is being produced by the multi-talented mainman of Waltari, Kärtsy Hatakka.


Band profile: Silentium
Posted: 27.06.2008 by White Winter Sun | Comments (4)

Dark Tranquillity - Where Death Is Most Alive European Tour

As posted by the band: "In October/November, we'll head out with Poisonblack and Fear My Thoughts for a series of shows dubbed "Where Death Is Most Alive". For more info, please visit the official tour MySpace page here."

The dates are as follows:

24. Oct, Berlin, Kato (Germany)
25. Oct, Hamburg, Grünspan (Germany)
26. Oct, Doordrecht, Bibelot (Netherlands)
27. Oct, Vosselaar, Biebob (Belgium)
28. Oct, Paris, Locomotive (France)
29. Oct, Lyon, Ninkasi kao (France)
31. Oct, Milano, Rolling Stone (Italy)
01. Nov, Bologna, Estragon (Italy)
02. Nov, Rome, Alpheus (Italy)
04. Nov, Treviso, New Age (Italy)
05. Nov, Ljubljana, Gala Hala (Slovenia)
06. Nov, Vienna, Szene (Austria)
07. Nov, Graz, Orpheum (Austria)
08. Nov, Winterthur, Salzhaus (Switzerland)
09. Nov, Munich, Backstage (Germany)
10. Nov, Stuttgart, Röhre (Germany)
11. Nov, Cologne, Underground (Germany)
12. Nov, Copenhagen, Pumpehuset (Denmark)

The show in Milan on October 31 will be filmed for an upcoming DVD. Much more details on this event will follow shortly.


Band profile: Dark Tranquillity
Event: Dark Tranquillity: Where Death Is Most Alive Tour
Posted: 27.06.2008 by kain686 | Comments (11)

Chrome Division - Album E-Card Online

An E-card for "Booze, Broads And Beelzebub", the upcoming album from Chrome Division, can be accessed at this location.

"Booze, Broads And Beelzebub" will be released on July 18 in Europe (August 19 in North America) via Nuclear Blast Records. All info here.


Band profile: Chrome Division
Posted: 27.06.2008 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)

Blackest Of The Black - N. American Tour Dates

Danzig have confirmed a Full US Tour on "Blackest Of The Black" to coincide with the 20th Anniversary of the release of the 1st Danzig Album on Def American. Danzig has not done a Full US Tour in some time and who knows when he will again. "It will be nice to get back to many of these Cities that I have not been to in some time and do the Live Show for all the People who've followed My Music all these Years". Danzig continues: "I'm also very happy to have Dimmu Borgir sharing the Stage this time, as they are one of my Favorite Bands and always wanted them on Blackest Of The Black. Should be an INCREDIBLE 20th Anniversary Tour."

This year's "Blackest Of The Black" tour, headlined by Danzig, will kick off in October and will feature support from Dimmu Borgir, Moonspell, Winds Of Plague, and Skeletonwitch. Announced live dates include:

10/09 Ft. Laudersale, FL @ Revolution
10/10 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
10/11 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
10/13 Richmond, VA @ Toads Place
10/14 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10/15 New York, NY @ Roseland
10/17 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
10/18 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
10/19 Toronto, ONT @ Sound Academy
10/21 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
10/22 Minneapolis, MN @ Myth
10/24 Detroit, MI @ Fillmore Theater
10/25 Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater
10/26 St. Louis, MO @ Pageant
10/28 Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
10/30 Dallas, TX @ Palladium
10/31 Kansas City, KS @ Uptown
11/01 Denver, CO @ Fillmore Theater
11/03 Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
11/05 Los Angeles, CA @ Gibson Amphitheater
11/07 Portland, OR @ Roseland
11/08 Seattle, WA @ Showbox At Market
11/10 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield


Band profile: Danzig
Event: Blackest Of The Black Tour
Posted: 27.06.2008 by Thryce | Comments (3)

Carcass - Australian Tour Announced

For those that haven't heard, Grindcore legends Carcass are coming down under to Australia for a five date tour. The tour will take place in mid-October. Tickets are already on sale and are reported to be selling fast, so you'll have to get in quick if you want to see Carcass live for possibly the last time! With word that Carcass' last show will be November this year, this seems like the last time Carcass will tour Australia ever.

Here are the tour dates:

Oct. 09 - Capitol, Perth, Australia
Oct. 10 - HQ Complex, Adelaide, Australia
Oct. 11 - The Arena, Brisbane, Australia
Oct. 12 - The Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia
Oct. 13 - Billboard, Melbourne, Australia

Band profile: Carcass
Event: Carcass: Australian + New Zealand Tour
Posted: 27.06.2008 by Raiden | Comments (7)

Motörhead - Tracklist Revealed

Here is the tracklist for the upcoming Motörhead album Motörizer:

01. (Teach You How To) Sing The Blues
02. Time Is Right
03. Heroes
04. Runaround Man
05. English Rose
06. Rock Out
07. 1000 Names
08. When The Eagle Screams
09. Don't Die Ashamed
10. Back On The Chain
11. Buried Alive

Release dates:

US: August 26
Germany: August 29
Rest of Europe: September 1

Band profile: Motörhead
Posted: 26.06.2008 by Dr.Rock | Comments (6)