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Deals Death - Sign With Spinefarm Records, New Album In March

Swedish gothenburg metal band Deals Death announced that the band has signed on with Spinefarm Records. The band will release the album Elite in March of 2012. The album is the follow-up to the 2009 debut Internal Demons.

The band released this official announcement: "Deals Death would like to announce that we have signed a deal with Spinefarm records! We are proud to say that we are now a part of this great label. Now, the future we have been waiting for is finally here and Elite will be released in March 2012!"


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Posted: 25.11.2011 by DEATH666 | Comments (5)

Ahab - Set To Begin Work On New Album

According to the band's official Facebook page, German funeral doom metallers Ahab are set to begin work on a new album.


In the end of January we'll enter studio to record the yet untitled follow up of The Divinity Of Oceans. These days we're in the final writing session to finish the compositions. We promise to keep on informing you about the process this time.

Cheers, Ahab"

And here's something to tide you over in the meantime.


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Posted: 25.11.2011 by Rog-Mothoth | Comments (25)

Former Slavia/Koldbrann Member Jonas R. Christiansen Succumbs To Cancer

As you may remember, it was reported not long ago a benefit concert for Jonas R. Christiansen. Unfortunately, the former Slavia and Koldbrann member has passed away. He died of colon cancer on November 17th, 2011.


Posted: 24.11.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (18)

Arch Enemy - Announce Japanese Tour 2012

Arch Enemy have confirmed a long-awaited headlining tour of Japan, scheduled for April 2012.

Michael Amott comments: "It's not a very well guarded secret that Japan has been like a second home for Arch Enemy since we first started touring there in 1997. So it is with great joy and excitement that we are returning to celebrate the success of our Khaos Legions album and play some great shows for our Japanese fans!"


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Event: Arch Enemy: Japanese Khaos 2012
Posted: 24.11.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (11)

Terrorizer - Finish Recording New Album, Set Release Date

Season Of Mist press release:

US grindcore legends Terrorizer recently completed their new album. The third manifesto of face-melting brutal metal is entitled Hordes of Zombies and has been scheduled for a February 24th (Feb. 28th in North America), 2012 release via Season Of Mist.


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Posted: 24.11.2011 by BudDa | Comments (9)

Prong - Enter The Studio With Producer Steve Evetts

After inking a deal with SPV/Long Branch Records, US metallers Prong have entered the studio with producer Steve Evetts. Evetts' recent work includes the likes of The Dillinger Escape Plan and Suicide Silence.

Tommy Victor comments: "He understands Prong in a way no other producer we've ever worked with has. We have a lot of history and have always evolved as a band. The goal for all of us was to take all of that and make a definitive Prong album."


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Posted: 24.11.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (1)

Haemoth - New Song Streaming Online

"Slaying The Blind", a brand new track from French black metallers Haemoth is now streaming online at this location. The song comes off the band's latest release In Nomine Odium, out since November 11th.


Posted: 24.11.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (2)

Savage Messiah - New Album Up For Free Download

The guys at Earache records, in conjuction with British thrashers Savage Messiah have offered up the band's upcoming work Plague Of Conscience for download. The whole album is available for free download at a mere trade of an email address at this location. Plague Of Conscience has been penciled in for a January 2012 release via Earache Records.


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Posted: 23.11.2011 by BudDa | Comments (6)

3 Inches Of Blood - Prepare To Enter The Studio

Heavy metal veterans 3 Inches Of Blood will be entering the studio to begin tracking their fifth full length album, set for release in 2012.

The band will be working out of Vogville Studios and Profile Studios in Vancouver with engineer and producer Terry Sho Murray, who also worked on the band's last 7". 3 Inches Of Blood's 2009 album, Here Wait Thy Doom showcased the band's distinct, traditional heavy metal sound and debuted on the Billboard Top 200 charts. The band promises fans they will not have to wait long for the impressive planned follow up.

The band added: "Pre-production for our next record has been fucking excellent! Our new tunes are sounding awesome, and I know all of you are in for a real fucking metal album! Get ready!"


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Posted: 23.11.2011 by kual21 | Comments (19)

Crystal Viper - New Album Title And Release Date Revealed

Official press release

The fourth studio album of the Polish female fronted traditional heavy metal act Crystal Viper, will be titled Crimen Excepta, and will be a concept album about holy inquisition, black magic and witches, where fiction will be mixed with historical facts. The album will be recorded in December 2011 and January 2012, with producer Bart Gabriel (Jack Starr's, Burning Starr, Lonewolf, Sabbat) and sound engineer Mariusz Pietka, at the MP Studio in Poland (the same one which was lately used by bands such as Sabaton or Mortician). Crimen Excepta will hit the streets on April 27, 2012, and will be released on AFM Records.


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Posted: 23.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)

As I Lay Dying - New Video Online

US metallers As I Lay Dying have released the video for their cover version of the Judas Priest classic "Electric Eye". The clip, which can be viewed at this location, was filmed with director Paul R. Brown at El Mirage Lake, a dry lake bed in the Mojave Desert of San Bernardino County, California.

"Electric Eye" comes off the band's latest compilation album, entitled Decas, which was released on November 4, 2011 via Metal Blade Records. More details about Decas were previously reported over here.


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Posted: 23.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (4)

Cadaveria - New Album Details Revealed

Italian metallers Cadaveria will release their forthcoming album, entitled Horror Metal, on January 31, 2012 via Bakerteam Records.


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Posted: 23.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (5)

Dokken - Sign With Frontiers Records, New Album On The Way

Frontiers Records press release

Frontiers Records is excited to announce the signing of Dokken for the worldwide release of the band's forthcoming studio album in the spring of 2012.

The cooperation between Frontiers and Dokken started with the release of the band's CD Lightning Strikes Again in 2007. The album marked a return to Dokken's signature style with melodic hooklines and blazing guitar riffs that epitomized the band's sound on such records as Tooth & Nail, Under Lock & Key, Back For The Attack and Dysfunctional.

"So far we have written 10 songs in only 8 weeks," says singer Don Dokken. "Usually we spend a year or more on our music. I can't explain why this time it came so fast, it just happened. So far the music is very uptempo and heavy, of course we know our fans like the classic Dokken sound and this is where our new music is headed. It's been a band of brothers doing what we love : music".

Dokken plans to finish their new recording by the end of February and go out on the road in june. "In a perfect world we would like to release the new album before the summer and then play the festivals in Europe. Then hopefully we can jump on a package tour in the US," tells Don Dokken. "We want to give everyone a great CD that will keep all music fans Rokkin' during these troubled times!

Dokken is now formed by Don Dokken on lead vocals, Jon Levin on guitar, Sean McNabb on bass and Mick Brown on drums.


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Posted: 23.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)

The Forsaken - Sign With Massacre Records

Massacre Records press release

Swedish death metal juggernaut The Forsaken is proud to announce signing a new European deal with German label Massacre Records. Returning to the scene's spotlight some years of silence with the band's original line-up's core intact, only new among the line-up ranks is guitarist Calle Fäldt (ex-Deranged, Feared Creation), replacing Stefan Holm on guitars. A full-time member since winter of 2010, he is a perfectly adjusted wheel in the machinery of The Forsaken, fitting perfectly both in his string execution and in the band's chemistry. With a complete line-up once again, The Forsaken are ready to unleash destruction upon the masses once more. The upcoming, yet untitled fourth album is estimated for release in the spring of 2012. Mixing duties have fallen on the legendary Fascination Street studio (Amon Amarth, Opeth, etc.) and supporters of The Forsaken will easily recognize the band's trademark sound and hellish groove, established on the previous releases (Manifest Of Hate - 2001, Arts Of Desolation - 2002 and Traces Of The Past - 2003, all launched worldwide via Century Media Records) as well as showcased on European touring with bands such as Nile, The Haunted, Grave, Soilwork or also Caliban. Check out the band's MySpace page for further updates on the album progress, tour dates and more.


Band profile: The Forsaken
Posted: 23.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)

Alestorm - Announce UK & Ireland Tour 2012

Scottish folk metal act Alestorm has announced the Useless Drunken Bastards UK & Ireland Tour in February 2012 with Australians Claim The Throne.

The band commented: "Greetings dudes! In February 2012 we'll be hitting the road for our biggest headlining UK tour ever, including our first ever shows in Ireland! Along with us will be our Australian buddies Claim The Throne, who are really good at getting drunk. Get your asses down to the show, or we'll kick your ass. I know where you live."


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Event: Alestorm: Useless Drunken Bastards UK & Ireland Tour
Posted: 23.11.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (2)