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Katatonia - New Album Details

Posted on the band's Facebook.

Katatonia, the Swedish purveyors of dark rock/metal, have announced that their ninth studio album, due to be released on Peaceville Records on August 27th (EU) and August 28th (US), will be titled Dead End Kings. A continuation of 2009's inspired and acclaimed Night Is The New Day, as well as a leap forward into the unknown, Dead End Kings sees the quintet conjure yet another milestone in audial melancholy and angst.

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Source: facebook.com
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Posted: 28.05.2012 by BloodTears | Comments (27)


Nachtmystium - Reveal New Album Artwork

Silencing Machine, the upcoming new album from US black metal machine Nachtmystium will be released on July 31st via Century Media. On that day, there will be a record release show at Reggie's Rock Club, Chicago, Illinois. The first 100 people through the door will receive a special Nachtmystium giveaway. The band has now revealed the album cover, which is available below. Silencing Machine will be available on CD, LP and digitally.

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Source: facebook.com
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Posted: 28.05.2012 by BloodTears | Comments (27)


Evil Masquerade - Release New Video

"A Silhouette", the brand new video from Danish progressive metallers Evil Masquerade has been released and can now be viewed below. The song is taken from the band's newly released album Pentagram, out via Dark Minstrel Music. The video was directed by Per Frandsen.

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Source: evilmasquerade.com
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Posted: 28.05.2012 by BloodTears | Comments (1)


Heir Apparent - Ex-Vocalist Passes Away

Bryan Hagan, who fronted Heir Apparent from 2002-2003, has passed away at the age of 39. The cause of his death has not yet been revealed.

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Source: heirapparent.com
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Posted: 28.05.2012 by Bad English | Comments (1)


Sabaton - Ex-Members Form New Band

Ex-Sabaton members Rikard Sundén (guitars), Oskar Montelius (guitars), Daniel Mullback (drums) and Daniel Mÿhr (keyboards), who parted ways with their former band in April, have teamed up with vocalist Nils Patrik Johansson (Astral Doors/Wuthering Heights) and bassist Stefan "Pizza" Eriksson (Volturyon/Ex-Cryonic Temple) to form the band Civil War.

The band is currently writing songs for a debut EP targeted for the fall of 2012 followed up by a full-length debut album in 2013.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Sabaton
Posted: 27.05.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (17)


Kekal - New Video Released

Indonesian avantgarde metal band Kekal has released a new music video for the song "Rare Earth Elements" from their upcoming new album Autonomy. The official release of the album is planned for June. Meanwhile, the video, directed and edited by Jeff Arwadi, can be seen on the band's official Facebook page or below.

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Source: facebook.com
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Posted: 27.05.2012 by NocturnalStalker | Comments (2)


Profane Omen - New Video Online

"Bound To Strive", the brand new video from Finns Profane Omen is now available for viewing below. The song for this video comes off the band's latest album Destroy!, released in September last year through Spinefarm Records. The video was filmed in Nosturi, Helsinki, on 20.4.2012. It was directed by Pete Voutilainen/One Eye Media and edited by Ykä Järvinen.

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Source: profaneomen.net
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Posted: 27.05.2012 by Abattoir | Comments (0)


Upheaval - Announce Line-Up Changes

French technical death metal band Upheaval, who released their debut EP Incubate The Wasteland back in 2011, has announced some line-up changes. Upheaval lost drummer Guillermo and vocalist Benjamin. The band has now enlisted vocalist Stephen and drummer Jon. They are preparing new material for a 2012 full-length release.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Upheaval
Posted: 27.05.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (0)


Gorguts - Ex-Guitarist Passes

"Big" Steeve Hurdle, ex-guitarist of Canadian death metal acts Gorguts and Negativa, passed away on May 20th from post-surgical complications.

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Source: bravewords.com
Band profile: Gorguts
Posted: 27.05.2012 by Azoic | Comments (9)


Belphegor - New Album Update

Austrian extreme metallers Belphegor have released the following update about the work on their new album: "On tuesday Serpenth (bass) and Marthyn (drums) will fly over to US shores to start the drum recordings on Wednesday. Erik Rutan (Mana studios/ Florida, St. Petersburg) will be at the helm as producer. The recording sessions and mix/ mastering process are set for completion by mid October."

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Source: facebook.com
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Posted: 26.05.2012 by Abattoir | Comments (9)


Augury - Return To Original Line-Up

Canadian death metallers Augury have issued the following statement: "It is with great pleasure that we announce the return of bassist Dominic "Forest" Lapointe and drummer Étienne Gallo to Augury. The writing process has begun with all the original members, and the band is focused 100% on the new album."

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Source: facebook.com
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Posted: 26.05.2012 by Abattoir | Comments (5)


Kamelot - Re-Sign With Steamhammer/SPV, New Album Out In September

US symphonic power metallers Kamelot have signed a new deal with Steamhammer/SPV. The new album will be released in September and the band's new vocalist will be announced at the end of June.

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Source: spv.de
Band profile: Kamelot
Posted: 26.05.2012 by BloodTears | Comments (21)


The Agonist - New Song Streaming Online

"Predator & Prayer", a brand new song from Canadian metallers The Agonist has premiered and is currently streaming online exclusively at this location. The song comes off Prisoners, the band's upcoming new album which will hit stores on June 4th in Europe and June 5th in North America via Century Media. More album details were previously reported here.

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Source: facebook.com
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Posted: 26.05.2012 by BloodTears | Comments (10)


Kimaera - New Album Details Revealed

Lebanese death/doom metallers Kimaera have revealed new details about their upcoming new album The Harbinger Of Doom, their third output, after the release of Solitary Impact in 2010. The artwork was created by Rhett Podersoo at Machine Room Art & Design (My Dying Bride, Dawn Of Ashes) and can be seen below along with the tracklist.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Kimaera
Posted: 26.05.2012 by Spring Thorns | Comments (1)


Nachtblut - New Video Released

German melodic black metallers Nachtblut have released a new video. This time the visual candy has been created for the track "Ich Trinke Blut", which comes off the band's new album Dogma, released yesterday via Napalm Records.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Nachtblut
Posted: 26.05.2012 by Array | Comments (1)