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Iron Mask - Unveil New Album Artwork, Confirm Release Date

Belgium power metal outfit Iron Mask have unveiled the album artwork for their new upcoming album entitled Black As Death, which can be viewed below. The album will see the light of day on December 16th via AFM Records. In case you also missed it, the band is still streaming a single off that album called "Broken Hero" at this location.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Iron Mask
Posted: 29.10.2011 by BudDa | Comments (1)


Grave Digger - Re-Sign With Napalm Records

Napalm Records press release

Grave Digger have renewed their contract with Napalm Records.

The band commented: "After releasing two very successful CDs and our The Clans Are Still Marching DVD, we are happy to share the good news with our fans: Yes, we will continue! Over the past three years, a business cooperation turned into a friendship which can hardly be found in today's music industry. Napalm is a small and hard-working team that is as effective and productive as a company of 70 people. Always reachable and competent, they work with their artists individually. These are the strengths of Napalm, and that is why we have signed a deal for three more records under the Napalm banner. Long live rock'n'roll - long live Napalm and Grave Digger."

Max Riedler (Managing Director Napalm Records) added: "Chris Boltendahl and the members of Grave Digger are an exception in the music business. They are always professional, reliable and furthermore, they find words of appreciation for Napalm. That's when the hard work turns into joy! We motivate each other and face new challenges as a team. Thanks for your trust, we look forward to the new songs!"

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Grave Digger
Posted: 28.10.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (12)


Blotted Science - Sign With Basick Records

Basick Records press release

We are more than a little excited to announce that the incredible Blotted Science have joined our ever growing family of forward thinking and progressive metal acts!

Featuring the talents of guitarist/mastermind Ron Jarzombek (Watchtower, Terrestrial Exiled, Spastic Ink), bassist Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal), and new arrival, drummer Hannes Grossmann (Obscura, Terrestrial Exiled), Blotted Science produce some of the most extreme technical music known to man.

Ron Jarzombek, guitarist and evil genius behind Blotted Science commented: "I'm really excited to be partnering with Barley and the Basick Records crew on the new Blotted Science record, The Animation Of Entomology. They are a young, exciting company on the cutting edge, whose roster is very much compatible with what Blotted Science is all about, so I feel like this will be a great home for us. Feeding The Animation Of Entomology into their distribution channels should noticeably improve our retail visibility and availability compared to The Machinations Of Dementia. I'm looking forward to working with Basik and maximizing our potential to the fullest in Europe!"

Basick label owner Barley, also comments: "Having been a huge admirer of Ron's output for a number of years, it gives me great pleasure to welcome Blotted Science to the family! I can't wait to get this record out to all our dedicated fans in Europe!"

Set for release via Basick on November 28th 2011, Blotted Science's EP - The Animation Of Entomology (the follow-up to the band's highly acclaimed 2007 The Machinations Of Dementia) will once again raise the bar for extreme, instrumental progressive metal.

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Source: basickrecords.com
Band profile: Blotted Science
Posted: 28.10.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)


Vallenfyre - New Video Online

"Cathedrals Of Dread", the brand-new video from UK death metal super group Vallenfyre can now be streamed in the YouTube-video below.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Vallenfyre
Posted: 28.10.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (3)


Twilight Of The Gods - New Label, To Write Original Material

Twilight Of The Gods - the band that formed as a Bathory tribute have signed a deal with Season Of Mist. The band have been writing their own original material together and should have a full-length album ready at some point next year.

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Source: season-of-mist.com
Posted: 28.10.2011 by Baz Anderson | Comments (2)


Machine Head - New Video Online

"Locust", the new video from US metallers Machine Head, can be exclusively viewed on Metal Hammer. The clip was directed by Mike Sloat, who previously helmed Machine Head's videos for "Imperium", "Days Turn Blue To Gray", "Aesthetics Of Hate", "Now I Lay Thee Down" and "Halo".

"Locust" comes off the band's latest album, Unto The Locust, which was released on September 2011 via Roadrunner Records.

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Source: metal-hammer.de
Band profile: Machine Head
Posted: 28.10.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (5)


Gurd - New Video Online

"Terminate", the new video from Swiss metallers Gurd, can be viewed at this location.

"Terminate" comes off the band's new album, Never Fail, which was released on October 21st, 2011 via NoiseArt Records.

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Source: youtube.com
Band profile: Gurd
Posted: 28.10.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)


Amon Amarth - UK & Ireland Tour With Grand Magus

Swedish melodic death metallers Amon Amarth have announced a six-date tour of the UK and Ireland including English, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish dates along with confirmation of a HammerFest IV appearance.

Swedish heavy doom metallers Grand Magus will join them on all dates except HammerFest IV.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Amon Amarth
Event: Amon Amarth + Grand Magus: UK & Ireland Tour 2012
Posted: 28.10.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (3)


Iced Earth - New Video Online

"Dystopia", the brand-new video from US heavy/power metallers Iced Earth can now be streamed on Eventim.

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Source: eventim.de
Band profile: Iced Earth
Posted: 28.10.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (14)


5 Star Grave - Ink Deal With Massacre Records, New Album Next Year

Italian melodic death metallers recently inked a deal with German independent label Massacre Records, for a release of their upcoming album Drugstore Hell, scheduled to be released worldwide in early 2012.

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Source: 5stargrave.com
Band profile: 5 Star Grave
Posted: 28.10.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (1)


Farsot - Entire New Album Streaming Online

Insects, the new album from German black metallers Farsot is now streaming online in its entirety at Prophecy Productions YouTube page. Insects is set to be released today via Prophecy Productions. More information about the album was previously reported here.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Farsot
Posted: 28.10.2011 by BudDa | Comments (2)


Folkearth - New Song Available For Streaming

"Beasts From The Blizzard", a new song from Lithuanian folk metal act Folkearth is now streaming online at the band's MySpace page. The song is taken off the band's second acoustic album entitled Minstrels By The River, which was released on October 7th via Stygian Crypt Productions.

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Folkearth
Posted: 28.10.2011 by BudDa | Comments (0)


Mötley Crüe - Confirmed For Sweden Rock Festival 2012

US hard rock band Mötley Crüe, who will embark on a UK tour with Def Leppard and Steel Panther in December, will be headlining the Sweden Rock Festival 2012.

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Source: swedenrock.com
Band profile: Mötley Crüe
Event: Sweden Rock Festival 2012
Posted: 28.10.2011 by ArgoP | Comments (0)


TesseracT - New Video Online

"Eden", the new video from Uk progressive metallers TesseracT, can be viewed at this location. The video clip was directed by Ganesh Rao and was produced by Escape Plan Productions.

"Eden" comes off the band's latest album, entitled One, which was released on March 2011 via Century Media Records.

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Source: youtube.com
Band profile: TesseracT
Posted: 28.10.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (6)


Lamb Of God - Complete Work On New Album

The US thrashing groove metallers Lamb Of God have completed work on their yet untitled new album, due in early 2012 via Epic Records.

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Source: bravewords.com
Band profile: Lamb Of God
Posted: 27.10.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (25)