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Crystal Viper - New Album Title And Release Date Revealed

Official press release

The fourth studio album of the Polish female fronted traditional heavy metal act Crystal Viper, will be titled Crimen Excepta, and will be a concept album about holy inquisition, black magic and witches, where fiction will be mixed with historical facts. The album will be recorded in December 2011 and January 2012, with producer Bart Gabriel (Jack Starr's, Burning Starr, Lonewolf, Sabbat) and sound engineer Mariusz Pietka, at the MP Studio in Poland (the same one which was lately used by bands such as Sabaton or Mortician). Crimen Excepta will hit the streets on April 27, 2012, and will be released on AFM Records.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Crystal Viper
Posted: 23.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)


As I Lay Dying - New Video Online

US metallers As I Lay Dying have released the video for their cover version of the Judas Priest classic "Electric Eye". The clip, which can be viewed at this location, was filmed with director Paul R. Brown at El Mirage Lake, a dry lake bed in the Mojave Desert of San Bernardino County, California.

"Electric Eye" comes off the band's latest compilation album, entitled Decas, which was released on November 4, 2011 via Metal Blade Records. More details about Decas were previously reported over here.

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Source: metalblade.com
Band profile: As I Lay Dying
Posted: 23.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (4)


Cadaveria - New Album Details Revealed

Italian metallers Cadaveria will release their forthcoming album, entitled Horror Metal, on January 31, 2012 via Bakerteam Records.

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Source: cadaveria.com
Band profile: Cadaveria
Posted: 23.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (5)


Dokken - Sign With Frontiers Records, New Album On The Way

Frontiers Records press release

Frontiers Records is excited to announce the signing of Dokken for the worldwide release of the band's forthcoming studio album in the spring of 2012.

The cooperation between Frontiers and Dokken started with the release of the band's CD Lightning Strikes Again in 2007. The album marked a return to Dokken's signature style with melodic hooklines and blazing guitar riffs that epitomized the band's sound on such records as Tooth & Nail, Under Lock & Key, Back For The Attack and Dysfunctional.

"So far we have written 10 songs in only 8 weeks," says singer Don Dokken. "Usually we spend a year or more on our music. I can't explain why this time it came so fast, it just happened. So far the music is very uptempo and heavy, of course we know our fans like the classic Dokken sound and this is where our new music is headed. It's been a band of brothers doing what we love : music".

Dokken plans to finish their new recording by the end of February and go out on the road in june. "In a perfect world we would like to release the new album before the summer and then play the festivals in Europe. Then hopefully we can jump on a package tour in the US," tells Don Dokken. "We want to give everyone a great CD that will keep all music fans Rokkin' during these troubled times!

Dokken is now formed by Don Dokken on lead vocals, Jon Levin on guitar, Sean McNabb on bass and Mick Brown on drums.

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Source: frontiers.it
Band profile: Dokken
Posted: 23.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)


The Forsaken - Sign With Massacre Records

Massacre Records press release

Swedish death metal juggernaut The Forsaken is proud to announce signing a new European deal with German label Massacre Records. Returning to the scene's spotlight some years of silence with the band's original line-up's core intact, only new among the line-up ranks is guitarist Calle Fäldt (ex-Deranged, Feared Creation), replacing Stefan Holm on guitars. A full-time member since winter of 2010, he is a perfectly adjusted wheel in the machinery of The Forsaken, fitting perfectly both in his string execution and in the band's chemistry. With a complete line-up once again, The Forsaken are ready to unleash destruction upon the masses once more. The upcoming, yet untitled fourth album is estimated for release in the spring of 2012. Mixing duties have fallen on the legendary Fascination Street studio (Amon Amarth, Opeth, etc.) and supporters of The Forsaken will easily recognize the band's trademark sound and hellish groove, established on the previous releases (Manifest Of Hate - 2001, Arts Of Desolation - 2002 and Traces Of The Past - 2003, all launched worldwide via Century Media Records) as well as showcased on European touring with bands such as Nile, The Haunted, Grave, Soilwork or also Caliban. Check out the band's MySpace page for further updates on the album progress, tour dates and more.

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Source: massacre-records.com
Band profile: The Forsaken
Posted: 23.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)


Alestorm - Announce UK & Ireland Tour 2012

Scottish folk metal act Alestorm has announced the Useless Drunken Bastards UK & Ireland Tour in February 2012 with Australians Claim The Throne.

The band commented: "Greetings dudes! In February 2012 we'll be hitting the road for our biggest headlining UK tour ever, including our first ever shows in Ireland! Along with us will be our Australian buddies Claim The Throne, who are really good at getting drunk. Get your asses down to the show, or we'll kick your ass. I know where you live."

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Source: alestorm.net
Band profile: Alestorm
Event: Alestorm: Useless Drunken Bastards UK & Ireland Tour
Posted: 23.11.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (2)


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)