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Beneath The Massacre - New Lyric Video Online

"Left Hand", a brand new lyric video from Canadian technical death metallers Beneath The Massacre is now streaming online and you can watch it below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album Incongruous, set for release on February 14th (US), 24th (Europe) and 28th (Canada) via Prosthetic Records. More album details here.


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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Beneath The Massacre
Posted: 16.01.2012 by BoxCar Willy | Comments (3)


Amadeus Awad - Mark Boals To Guest On New Album

Lebanese guitarist Amadeus Awad has announced Mark Boals, who has played with Yngwie Malmsteen, Royal Hunt, Uli Jon Roth, and is currently in Iron Mask, as guest vocalist on his new album entitled Time Of The Equinox, which was released on January 13th. The songs "Spiritus Devi" and "The Origins Of Light" taken from the album are streaming at this location.

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Source: jorzine.com
Band profile: Iron Mask
Posted: 16.01.2012 by JD | Comments (1)


Ronnie James Dio - New Tribute Album In The Works

Ronnie James Dio's widow Wendy Dio has revealed that she will be putting together a tribute album to honor one of the greatest metal legends that ever lived, her husband. So far, names such as Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead), Ian Gillan (Black Sabbath), Alice Cooper, Glenn Hughes (Black Sabbath), Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), Chris Jericho (Fozzy) and Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) have promised to take part of the tribute, planned to be released until the end of the year.

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Source: loudwire.com
Band profile: Dio
Posted: 15.01.2012 by ArgoP | Comments (43)


Megadeth - Confirmed To Headline Metalfest 2012

US thrashers Megadeth will headline the Metalfest 2012, playing exclusively at the Metalfest Open Airs in Germany, Austria, Croatia, Italy, Poland and Czech Republic. Tickets are on sale at this location.

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Source: megadeth.com
Band profile: Megadeth
Event: Metalfest Open Air Austria 2012
Posted: 15.01.2012 by JD | Comments (4)


Bilocate - To Support Orphaned Land On Their Turkish Tour

Jordanian doom/death metallers Bilocate have announced that they will be supporting Israeli folk-oriental metallers Orphaned Land on their upcoming tour through Turkey in February. The band will play four dates: in Istanbul, Izmir, Eskisehir and Ankara. Pre-sale tickets are available here. Proceeds from the Istanbul show will be donated to the survivors of the Van Earthquake.

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Bilocate
Event: Orphaned Land: Turkish Tour 2012
Posted: 15.01.2012 by Strifeman | Comments (7)


Akphaezya - New Video And Song Online

French avantgarde metallers Akphaezya have posted online a video for "Nemesis," a song from the band's upcoming album Anthology IV: The Tragedy Of Nerak, due out in March via Code666 Records. The video was directed by Laurent Box and Camille Bouvard and you can watch it below. Another new song entitled "Genesis" can also be streamed on the band's Soundcloud.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Akphaezya
Posted: 15.01.2012 by K†ulu | Comments (2)


X Japan - Yoshiki Composes 2012 Golden Globes Theme

Pianist and drummer Hayashi Yoshiki from the Japanese power metal band X Japan has composed the musical theme for this year's Golden Globe Awards, which take place today in Beverly Hills, California. The awards show will feature new music for the first time in 15 years.

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Source: xjapanmusic.com
Band profile: X Japan
Posted: 15.01.2012 by Flower Metal | Comments (5)


Rage - New Song Online

"Twenty One", a brand new song from German heavy metallers Rage is now streaming online at this location. The song comes off the band's 21st studio album, appropriately titled 21, which is scheduled to be released on February 24th via Nuclear Blast Records. 21 was recorded at Twilight Hall Studio in Grefrath, Germany, with Charlie Bauerfeind. More album details here.


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Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Rage
Posted: 14.01.2012 by kual21 | Comments (6)


Nightwish - To Release New Single In February

Finnish symphonic metallers Nightwish will release the second single "The Crow, The Owl And The Dove" off the album Imaginaerum, on February 29th via Nuclear Blast Records. You can pre-order it at this location. Along with the title track, the single will include a previously unreleased song called "The Heart Asks Pleasure First". The cut will be available in two different versions, including an instrumental one. "The Crow, The Owl And The Dove" is featured in three versions: the radio-edit, album version and an instrumental.


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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Nightwish
Posted: 14.01.2012 by kual21 | Comments (20)


Evocation - Sign With Century Media

Century Media press release:

Century Media Records is happy to announce the signing of Evocation - one of the vanguards of Swedish death metal.

Evocation's guitar player Marko Palmen comments: "It's time to kick in the year of the apocalypse with the writing of a new chapter and a new era in Evocation's history. We are very pleased to announce that we have signed a new worldwide recording agreement with Century Media Records. The label feels for us as a natural choice and a perfect partner due to their long experience and commitment with the death metal scene. To become a part of the CM family feels for us as coming home. Huge thanks to Jens Prüter, Philipp Schulte, Stefan Franke and CM for making this happen!"

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Source: centurymedia.com
Band profile: Evocation
Posted: 14.01.2012 by Abattoir | Comments (3)


Firesoul - To Return This Year

In a series of messages posted on the band's Facebook page, ex-Mercenary bassist/vocalist Henrik "Kral" Andersen and Mikkel Sandager announced that they are working again on their project called Firesoul, with an upcoming album to be released later this year.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Mercenary
Posted: 14.01.2012 by mikael | Comments (4)


This Ending - New Song Online

"Our Creation", a brand new song from Swedish melodic death metallers This Ending is now streaming online and you can listen to it below. The song is taken from the band's new three-song EP entitled Systematic Worship. The effort was recorded during late 2011 at guitarist Linus Nirbrant's studio Audiohammer. Systematic Worship will be released on all official web pages in digital format one song at a time starting this month.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: This Ending
Posted: 14.01.2012 by DEATH666 | Comments (4)


Riot - Mark Reale In Critical Condition

Mark Reale, guitarist for US hard-rockers Riot, is in critical condition at a San Antonio, Texas hospital due to complications from Crohn's disease.

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Source: riotrockcity.com
Band profile: Riot V
Posted: 13.01.2012 by Bad English | Comments (8)


Fear Factory - Working On New Album

On a short message posted on his personal Facebook page, Fear Factory's guitarist Dino Cazares has revealed that the band is working on a new album, which should be out in late April. The upcoming album will be the follow-up to 2010's Mechanize.

Dino Cazares announced: "Yes, there is another FF CD in the works and it should be out late April".

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Fear Factory
Posted: 13.01.2012 by DaMaGeR | Comments (16)


Iced Earth - Limited Edition Dystopia Box Giveaway, South American Tour Dates Announced

US power metallers Iced Earth have hinted at the fact that they will give away a limited-edition deluxe box set of Dystopia this Saturday. The band also announced new South American tour dates for March, as part of the World Dystopia Tour 2011-2012.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Iced Earth
Event: Iced Earth: World Dystopia Tour 2011-2012
Posted: 13.01.2012 by JD | Comments (0)