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Obscura - North American Tour With Abysmal Dawn

Obscura has announced their first ever North American headline tour in support of their latest album Omnivium. The tour will start Nov. 4 in Wilmington, Delaware and run through Dec. 7 with support from label-mates Abysmal Dawn, Last Chance To Reason (Nov. 4 -25) and Enfold Darkness (Nov. 28 - Dec. 7).

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Source: relapse.com
Band profile: Obscura
Event: Obscura + Abysmal Dawn: North American Tour
Posted: 30.09.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (5)


Cephalic Carnage - Reissued Album Streaming Online

As previously announced, US hydrogrinders Cephalic Carnage were to reissue their third full-length album Lucid Interval, which can now be streamed on their Bandcamp profile.

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Source: cephaliccarnage.bandcamp.com
Band profile: Cephalic Carnage
Posted: 29.09.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (1)


Hellfest 2012 - First Bands Announced

The Hellfest management have now announced the first bands set to appear on the French metal festival, taking place on June 15th to 17th, 2012.

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Source: hellfest.fr
Event: Hellfest Open Air 2012
Posted: 29.09.2011 by Jeff | Comments (21)


Dødheimsgard - Part Ways With Vocalist Again

Norwegian extreme metal outfit Dødheimsgard has once again parted ways with vocalist Mathew "Kvohst" McNerney, whom you will all remember first left the band in 2008, only to return in 2010. Kvohst has left to concentrate on his other band, Hexvessel, who have an album out this year entitled Dawnbearer.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Dødheimsgard
Posted: 29.09.2011 by BudDa | Comments (0)


Hate - Forced To Cancel Upcoming French Tour Dates

Hate and Vesania have cancelled a few shows on the French part of their European tour due to utter incompetence of the organizer - Die Ecke Productions (namely Nico and Dan of band Livarkahil) who are responsible for bad organization in the venues, and finally disappeared with the money they owe the headliner. The fact that the organizers are no longer present on the tour makes it impossible to execute the deals with local promoters and venues. In this situation, the concert in Paris (29.09) in Glaz'art must be the last show of this tour.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Hate
Event: Hate: Erebos European Tour [CANCELLED]
Posted: 29.09.2011 by Pandabeer | Comments (7)


Van Canto - Another Video Online

"Primo Victoria", the brand-new video of German acapella metallers Van Canto's take on Swedish power metallers Sabaton can now be viewed in the YouTube-video below. Both the song and the video features guest apperance from Sabaton frontman and vocalist Joakim Brodén.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Van Canto
Posted: 29.09.2011 by BudDa | Comments (6)


Suicidal Angels - New Album Details

Greek thrash metal bulldozer Suicidal Angels will hit the Prophecy & Music Factory Studios in Kempten/Germany next week to record the follow-up to last year's Dead Again.

Again the band will work together with their fellow countryman R.D. Liapakis - he having worked with them already, and being as close as nobody else, knowing best which sound the band is looking for. According to the band, "everybody are looking forward once again to be working together on the new album, never change a winning team".

The album will be called Bloodbath and will be released via NoiseArt Records on January 27th, 2012. The cover was again done by legendary artist Ed Repka (Death, Megadeth, Merciless Death, Toxic Holocaust), whom also created the Dead Again artwork.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Suicidal Angels
Posted: 29.09.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (0)


Whitechapel - New Song Online

"Section 8", a brand new song from American deathcore band Whitechapel is now available for streaming on their Facebook page. It requires a 'like' to be listened to. There are also rumors circulating that the song will reportedly appear on an upcoming digital EP entitled Recorrupted, due out November 8th via Metal Blade, but so far those rumors were not confirmed by any official sources.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Whitechapel
Posted: 29.09.2011 by Void Eater | Comments (1)


Amberian Dawn - Guitarist To Sit Out Tour, More Tour Line-Up Changes

As Finnish symphonic metallers Amberian Dawn prepare for the Out Of The Dark Tour which will also feature Van Canto, Tristania, Serenity and Xandria, the band has been hit by some unfortunate news. Guitarist Kasperi Heikkinen, drummer Heikki Saari and bassist Jukka Koskinen will have to be replaced on this tour.

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Amberian Dawn
Posted: 29.09.2011 by BudDa | Comments (4)


Swallow The Sun - Enter The Studio

Finnish melodic death/doom metal band Swallow The Sun are currently in the studio recording their next album, the follow-up to the 2009 release New Moon.

The band has issued the following statement on their official website: "During the well deserved break we took from shows this year we've been preparing new music, and now we are happy to announce that we have entered Drumforest Studios at Viitasaari to record our fifth full length album, which will be released February 1st 2012 by Spinefarm Records."

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Source: swallowthesun.net
Band profile: Swallow The Sun
Posted: 29.09.2011 by pisymbol | Comments (10)


Warbringer - New Video Online

A new album and now a new video. US thrashers Warbringer have been busy! Check out "Shattered Like Glass", the new video off of the band's latest output Worlds Torn Asunder, available for viewing below. The album was released on September 26th via Century Media Records. More album details were previously reported over here.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Warbringer
Posted: 29.09.2011 by BudDa | Comments (1)


Cult Of Luna - New Album In The Works

Swedish sludge/doom metal act Cult Of Luna revealed on their official website that they will start recording their new album this Autumn. This will be the follow-up to Eternal Kingdom, released in 2008.

The band posted two new updates: "After one year of songwriting the parts are now being put together and realized during sessions in Umeå. The recording of a new proper album will begin during this autumn."

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Source: cultofluna.com
Band profile: Cult Of Luna
Posted: 29.09.2011 by Kuroboshi | Comments (5)


Burzum - To Release Re-Recorded Material

Burzum will be releasing a new album entitled From The Depths Of Darkness in late November consisting of re-recorded material from their albums Burzum and Det Som Engang Var. The album will feature Varg's favorite tracks from his two first albums that were re-recorded in 2010 for this release the way he originally intended.

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Source: plastichead.com
Band profile: Burzum
Posted: 28.09.2011 by Vombatus | Comments (54)


Megadeth - Gigantour Bands Confirmed

As previously reported over here, Megadeth's Gigantour is set to officially return sometime in early 2012. This announcement marks the fourth installment of the highly successful Gigantour event. In a recent interview, Dave Mustaine mentioned that Gigantour 2012 will include headlining acts Volbeat, Motörhead, and Lacuna Coil, besides Megadeth, of course.

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Source: megadeth.com
Band profile: Megadeth
Posted: 28.09.2011 by pisymbol | Comments (28)


Bison B.C. - Announce Canadian Tour

In the past year, Canadian sludge metal act Bison B.C. have been on the road with Helmet, Weedeater and Saviours to name a few. On October 19th, they will start their 12 day Canadian tour in Ottawa, right off the heels of their Weedeater tour, which is happening as we report this. Toronto will be a very special show as it will be C'mon's final show. The bill for Toronto also includes Burning Love and Miesha and The Spanks.

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Source: metalblade.com
Band profile: Bison B.C.
Posted: 28.09.2011 by BudDa | Comments (0)