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Drakkar - New Song Streaming Online

"When Lightning Strikes", a brand new song from Italian power metal band Drakkar is now streaming online at the band's MySpace page. The song comes off their upcoming new album entitled When Lighting Strikes, to be released on January 16th via My Kingdom Music. More album details were previously reported over here.


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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Drakkar
Posted: 23.11.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (0)


Unleashed - Finish Recording New Studio Album

Swedish death metallers Unleashed just checked in from the Chrome Studios in Sweden where they have finished the recordings of their 11th full-length album, which is set for a spring 2012 release via Nuclear Blast Records. The production will be handled by guitarist Fredrik Folkare at his Chrome Studios in Sweden.

Johnny Hedlund (bass/vocals) commented: "We are now ready with most of the recording, final vocals were done last week and we are very satisfied so far. We will now spend some real time on mixing this and creating a crushing sound. Anders just asked me if this might be the fastest Unleashed album to date. I'm not sure but it's likely close anyhow."

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Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Unleashed
Posted: 23.11.2011 by kual21 | Comments (2)


Sacred Reich - Confirmed For Sweden Rock 2012

Legendary Arizona thrashers Sacred Reich are confirmed for the 2012 edition of the Sweden Rock Festival which will be held in Sölvesborg, from June 6th-9th. This is the band's debut at the festival featuring their classic line-up of vocalist/bassist Phil Rind, guitarists Wiley Arnett and Jason Rainey and drummer Greg Hall.

Confirmed bands now include: Blue Öyster Cult, Sacred Reich, Symphony X, Dimmu Borgir, Gamma Ray, Edguy, Pentagram, Hell, Mötley Crüe, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bonafide and Danko Jones. More details about the festival were previously reported over here.

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Source: swedenrock.com
Band profile: Sacred Reich
Event: Sweden Rock Festival 2012
Posted: 23.11.2011 by kual21 | Comments (0)


Theocracy - New Album Samples Online

As The World Bleeds, the new album from US progressive power metal band Theocracy has been released in North America and will be released in Europe on November 25th. Amazon is hosting samples of all the songs in the album and you can listen to them at this location. More album details were previously reported here.

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Source: theocracymusic.com
Band profile: Theocracy
Posted: 23.11.2011 by Flower Metal | Comments (0)


Vektor - Entire New Album Streaming Online

Outer Isolation, the new album from US thrash metallers Vektor is now streaming online in its entirety at this location. The album is released today via Heavy Artillery Records and it is the follow-up to the 2009's Black Future release, which can also be streamed here. More album details were previously reported at this location.

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Source: heavyartillery.us
Band profile: Vektor
Posted: 22.11.2011 by pisymbol | Comments (5)


Coalesce - Remastered Track Streaming Online

"Did It Pay The Rent", a remastered track from US metallers Coalesce is now streaming online at this location. The song comes off the band's remastered debut album Give Them Rope, to be released today via Relapse Records.


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Source: lambgoat.com
Posted: 22.11.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (0)


Blood Stain Child - European Tour Dates Postponed

Japanese metallers Blood Stain Child have announced the postponement of most of the dates on their European tour in November and December. The dates in Russia and Ukraine will however remain as scheduled.

Here it is the statement from the band: "EU tour postponed - Due to various unfortunate situations, we could not avoid the change in schedule. Therefore, we would like to apologize to all the fans that have been waiting for us, from the bottom of our heart. Soon, we will be able to announce new dates for the tour, so we ask for your understanding and your patience."

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Source: bloodstainchild.com
Band profile: Blood Stain Child
Event: Blood Stain Child: Epsilon Tour [POSTPONED]
Posted: 22.11.2011 by Flower Metal | Comments (15)


Vildhjarta - New Album Streaming Online And New Video Released

Måsstaden, the upcoming new album from Swedish progressive/djent metallers Vildhjarta is now streaming online at this location. Furthermore, the video for the song "Dagger", to be featured on the album, can now be viewed exclusively here. The album is set for release on November 28th in Europe and November 29th in the US via Century Media.

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Source: facebook.com
Posted: 22.11.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (5)


Gotthard - Announce New Vocalist

Swiss hard-rockers Gotthard have announced Nic Maeder as their new vocalist.

The band made the following statement: "Dear Gotthard Fans - it gives us great pleasure to announce that we have found a new singer. The successor to Steve Lee, who was killed in a tragic accident last year, is Nic Maeder and is Swiss-born. Nic was born in 1971 in Lausanne, lived in Melbourne, Australia and grew up between Switzerland and 'Down Under. 'Nic not only has a great voice and is a fantastic musician, but we also have a great person in our midst', says Leo. 'We can rock again at last.'"

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Source: gotthard.com
Band profile: Gotthard
Posted: 21.11.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (3)


Cattle Decapitation - Vocalist To Make Guest Appearance On Upcoming Soulfly Album

Metal Blade press release:

Cattle Decapitation vocalist Travis Ryan has recently recorded vocals for the new Soulfly album due early 2012 on Roadrunner Records. Travis recorded his portion of the vocals at Frick'in Studios in San Marcos, CA, with engineer Dan Frick and the result was extremely positive.

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Source: metalblade.com
Band profile: Cattle Decapitation
Posted: 21.11.2011 by warensemble | Comments (5)


Black Sabbath - Announce Summer Tour 2012

Black Sabbath press release:

Rock legends Black Sabbath will headline a number of Europe's premier festivals in 2012. After announcing their reunion on 11.11.11, these worldwide appearances are one of the most anticipated music events of 2012. Kicking off on Friday May 18th in Moscow at Olimpski, the tour will bring Black Sabbath to the masses at: Download Festival (UK), Azkena Rock Festival (Spain), Hellfest (France), Graspop Metal Meeting (Belgium), and Gods of Metal (Italy).

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Source: blacksabbath.com
Band profile: Black Sabbath
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Posted: 21.11.2011 by Ulric | Comments (22)


Waltari - New Cover Song Streaming Online

"Caught In A Mosh", a brand new cover song from Finnish metallers Waltari is now streaming online at this location. The Anthrax cover comes off the band's freshly released covers album Covers All! - 25th Anniversary Album.

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Source: waltarimusic.com
Band profile: Waltari
Posted: 21.11.2011 by Giza | Comments (3)


Hypocrisy - Working On New Album

According to an interview with their bassist Mikael Hedlund, Swedish extreme metal veterans Hypocrisy are writing material for a new studio album, which they plan to record next year.

Mikael Hedlund told Metal Shock Finland: "We're focusing on writing a new album. That's the most important thing for us at the moment. It's too early to say what it's going to sound like but all I can say is that it's not gonna be any change of style. It will be a classic Hypocrisy album without no compromises. We already got some material and we're really looking forward to enter the studio again. We don't know yet when it will but hopefully after the summer 2012. Nothing is confirmed yet. We're doing the MetalFest tour in May/June plus some other festivals. That's the plans at the moment."

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Source: metalshockfinland.wordpress.com
Band profile: Hypocrisy
Posted: 20.11.2011 by DEATH666 | Comments (18)


Deathstars - Making Of Video Online

Swedish metallers Deathstars recently released an official video clip for the song ''Metal'', one of the upcoming songs from the new album that is due to be released on December 2011 and can already be found on their The Greatest Hits On Earth compilation. In case you missed it, you can still watch it here. Now they have released a making of video from that session, which can be viewed below.


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Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Deathstars
Posted: 20.11.2011 by AnGina-- | Comments (0)


The Unguided - Upcoming Album Extended Preview Online

Swedish metallers The Unguided, a band featuring former Sonic Syndicate members Richard Sjunnesson (vocals) and Roland Johansson (vocals), as well as current Sonic Syndicate guitarist Roger Sjunnesson, have released an extended preview for their upcoming debut album Hell Frost, due out on November 30th through Despotz Records. You can watch it below. More album details were previously reported over here.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Sonic Syndicate
Posted: 20.11.2011 by DEATH666 | Comments (9)