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Evocation - To Release Demo Compilation

Century Media Records press release:

Century Media Records are proud to announce the release of the complete demo recordings of Swedish death metal sovereigns Evocation. Evoked From Demonic Depths - The Early Years is an outright documentation of the band's demo days.

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Evocation
Posted: 18.04.2012 by BudDa | Comments (2)


Gates Of Winter - New Album In December

Canadian symphonic progressive metallers Gates Of Winter are busy working on their new album, Perihelion. Band vocalist and guitarist, Lee Maines, checked in with the following update: "A slew of technical difficulties has prevented work from getting done on the album, however the majority of these issues have now been overcome... We will still be aiming for a December release but may have to revise that in the coming months."

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Gates Of Winter
Posted: 18.04.2012 by BudDa | Comments (0)


Before The Dawn - Release New Video

Finnish melodic death metallers Before The Dawn have released a new video for the song "Pitch-Black Universe" and you can watch it below. The song is the second single taken from their upcoming album Rise Of The Phoenix, which will be released on April 27th via Nuclear Blast Records. It has been directed by OneManArmy Productions like the previous video "Phoenix Rising", also from the upcoming album. More album details here.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Before The Dawn
Posted: 17.04.2012 by tibosax | Comments (8)


Forces Of Metal 2012 - Festival Cancelled

It has recently been announced that the two-day metal event Forces Of Metal, taking place on June 8th-9th in The Netherlands and boasting such as acts as Sonata Arctica, Kamelot, Dark Funeral and Draconian has unfortunately been cancelled for reasons which remain undisclosed. In a short public letter posted on the festival's website, the organisers had this to say: "It is with a heavy heart that we have to inform you that Forces Of Metal 2012 will not take place. We've tried; tried hard, but to no avail."

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Source: forcesofmetal.com
Event: Forces Of Metal 2012 [CANCELLED]
Posted: 17.04.2012 by Carl Berg | Comments (6)


Fear Factory - Release New Album Official Trailer

US industrial metallers Fear Factory have released the official trailer for their upcoming new album The Industrialist, which is available for viewing below. The trailer is a visual preview into the story behind the album, set for release on June 5th via Candlelight Records. More album details were previously reported here.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Fear Factory
Posted: 17.04.2012 by DaMaGeR | Comments (9)


Shining - Reveal New EP Details

Swedish black metallers Shining are set to release an EP of cover songs with a choice of material that will come as a surprise to many of the band's fans. The four-track EP, titled Lots Of Girls Gonna Get Hurt, includes tracks from Katatonia, Kent, Imperiet and Poets Of The Fall, and is due for release via Spinefarm Records on May 16th. Whilst Katatonia is an internationally recognised name, Kent and Thåström's Imperiet are relatively unknown outside of Sweden, where they are two of the country's biggest names, and Poets Of The Fall is a Finnish band with a substantial following in their own country. Cover art is by Pauline Greefhorst.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Shining
Posted: 17.04.2012 by BudDa | Comments (16)


Allegaeon - New Song Streaming Online

"Iconic Images", a brand new song from US melodic death metallers Allegaeon is now streaming at this location. The song comes off the band's upcoming album Formshifter, penned for release on May 8th via Metal Blade Records. The album was recorded by Daniel Castleman (As I Lay Dying, Impending Doom).

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Allegaeon
Posted: 17.04.2012 by BudDa | Comments (4)


Deals Death - Premiere New Video

Swedish melodeath dealers Deals Death have just premiered their new video for the song "Collapse", which was directed by Patric Ullaeus. "Collapse" is the opening track for Deals Death's latest album Elite, released about a month ago through Spinefarm Records. You can now watch the video below.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Deals Death
Posted: 17.04.2012 by Array | Comments (2)


Architects - Part Ways With Guitarist

British metallers Architects have parted ways with their guitarist Tim Hillier-Brook. The band posted the following statement about it: "Tim has decided that it's time for him to step away from Architects and pursue other projects. We all appreciate the work and commitment he has shown to the band over the past few years and wish him all the best in his future endeavours. His final show will be Groezrock and no future shows will be affected by his departure. Our good friend Josh Middleton will be filling Tim's vacancy on a temporary basis."

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Source: facebook.com
Posted: 17.04.2012 by BudDa | Comments (0)


Kattah - New Video Online, Debut Album Streaming Online

"I Believe", the brand new video from Brazilian power metallers Kattah is now available for viewing below. The song comes off the band's debut album Eyes Of Sand, which is streaming over at Digmetalworld. The band has recently joined Digmetalworld Records with its debut album, featuring guests appearances by Fabrizio Di Sarno (Sahman) and Fernando Quesada (Sahman).

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Source: news.digmetalworld.com
Posted: 17.04.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (0)


Draconian - Start Writing New Material

Swedish gothic/doom metallers Draconian have started writing new material. The band posted the following update on their Facebook page: "This weekend new lyrical creations will come to life. I am again collaborating with Författare (fotograf) Therés Stephansdotter Björk - who has contributed before with her poetry. Songs like 'Seasons Apart', 'She Dies', 'Not Breathing' and 'The Failure Epiphany' (among others) got a certain depth and presence thanks to Therés. She was also our photographer and a dear long-time friend of the band. The lyrical work for next album starts Now."

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Draconian
Posted: 16.04.2012 by aldurunarediviva | Comments (13)


The Agonist - New Song Online, Announce South American Tour

"Ideomotor", the brand new single from Canadian metallers The Agonist is currently streaming online exclusively at this location. The song comes off the band's upcoming album Prisoners, set to be released via Century Media Records on June 4th in Europe and June 5th in North America. More album details here.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: The Agonist
Event: The Agonist: South American Tour 2012
Posted: 16.04.2012 by Abattoir | Comments (2)


Godsmack - To Release Live Album In May

US alternative metallers Godsmack have announced that they will release their first-ever live album, entitled Live & Inspired, through Universal Republic Records on May 15th.

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Source: godsmack.com
Band profile: Godsmack
Posted: 16.04.2012 by Flower Metal | Comments (1)


Ex Deo - Unveil New Album Artwork

Canadian melodic death metallers Ex Deo have revealed the album artwork for their upcoming release entitled Caligvla. The album will see the light of day on August 31st via Napalm Records. More album details were previously reported here.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Ex Deo
Posted: 16.04.2012 by BudDa | Comments (16)


Annotations Of An Autopsy - Going On Hiatus After Festival Appearances

British deathcore act Annotations Of An Autopsy has issued the following statement about going on hiatus for an indefinite period: "So in case you don't know, we are now officially on hiatus, we have a few festival dates later this year that we will still be playing and 2 local shows but we will not be touring or releasing music for a while now, thanks for all your support and for making the last tour so good!"

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Annotations Of An Autopsy
Posted: 16.04.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (1)