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Kamelot - New Album Title Revealed

After announcing that Tommy Karevik would be the band's new vocalist, Kamelot have now revealed officially that their new album will be titled Silverthorn. It will be a conceptual album and the release date has been rescheduled for October 26th (Germany), October 29th (rest of Europe) and October 30th (North America) via Steamhammer/SPV.

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Source: kamelot.com
Band profile: Kamelot
Posted: 19.07.2012 by BloodTears | Comments (12)


Hammers Of Misfortune - New Video Online

"17th Street", a brand new video from US melodic metallers Hammers Of Misfortune is now available for viewing below. The song is taken from the band's 2011 album of the same name released via Metal Blade Records. The video was directed by Aaron Cobbett. Hammers Of Misfortune have embarked on a brief North American Tour this week in support of their latest album. They will be joined by label mates The Gates Of Slumber.

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Source: facebook.com
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Posted: 19.07.2012 by BudDa | Comments (0)


Testament - Samples From New Songs Online

90-second samples from all songs to be featured on the new Testament album Dark Roots Of Earth have been made available for streaming online. The samples can be streamed at this location or at Nuclear Blast's Soundcloud page. The songs "Native Blood" and "True American Hate" are streaming in full. Dark Roots Of Earth will be released on July 27th in Europe and 31st July in North America via Nuclear Blast. More album details were previously reported here.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Testament
Posted: 19.07.2012 by CHEF METAL HEAD | Comments (4)


The Gathering - Reveal New Album Tracklist

Dutch experimental rockers The Gathering have unveiled the final tracklist for their upcoming new album entitled Disclosure, which will be released on September 12th in Europe and October 2nd in the US.

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Source: facebook.com
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Posted: 19.07.2012 by BudDa | Comments (6)


Graveyard - Live Show Available For Streaming

Swedish bluesy rockers Graveyard have played a show at this year's Rock Hard Festival in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, and seven songs of the gig have been recorded by Germany's WDR Rockpalast. The live songs are now available for streaming at this location.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Graveyard
Posted: 19.07.2012 by BloodTears | Comments (1)


Hooded Menace - New Album Trailer Online

The new Hooded Menace is upon us. Last week, the Finnish death/doom outfit released details about their new upcoming album entitled Effigies Of Evil. This time around, the band has released the upcoming album's trailer, which is available for viewing below.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Hooded Menace
Posted: 19.07.2012 by BudDa | Comments (2)


Lich King - New Song Online

"We Came To Conquer", a brand-new song from US thrashers Lich King is now available for streaming below. The song is taken from the band's new album Born Of The Bomb, which doesn't have a release date yet. However, you can pre-order the album at this location.

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Source: facebook.com
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Posted: 19.07.2012 by BudDa | Comments (6)


Iron Maiden - Steve Harris To Release Solo Album In September

Iron Maiden's bassist Steve Harris announced that he will release a solo/side project album entitled British Lion through EMI Music on September 24th. The album features ten songs that Steve and his collaborators have been working on for the past few years between Iron Maiden tours and releases.

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Source: ironmaiden.com
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Posted: 18.07.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (24)


Wintersun - New Album Release Date, Shows In Finland Confirmed

Wintersun have released a new update about their album Time I new release date and announced two Finnish album release shows. The release date of Time I has now been brought forward to October 12th (instead of 19th) via Nuclear Blast and the band will do two special album release shows in Finland. The first show will be at Lutakko in Jyväskylä on October 12th and the second one at Nosturi in Helsinki on October 13th. The support acts will be Thaurorod (Lutakko and Nosturi) and Medicated (Nosturi).

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Source: wintermadness.net
Band profile: Wintersun
Posted: 18.07.2012 by joenjuova | Comments (17)


Brutal Assault 2012 - New Bands Added To Line-Up

Unfortunately, death metal veterans Deicide have cancelled their summer European tour due to unforeseen circumstances. For this reason, Brutal Assault Festival has announced Brazilian death metallers Krisiun as a replacement. Other newly confirmed acts are Britisth black metallers Anaal Nathrakh and South African metalcore band Truth And Its Burden.

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Source: brutalassault.cz
Event: Brutal Assault 2012
Posted: 18.07.2012 by BloodTears | Comments (1)


Ensiferum - Making Of Video Online

Finnish folk metal group Ensiferum is offering a new look behind the scenes of the making of their new video for the song "In My Sword I Trust". The new song will be featured on their upcoming album Unsung Heroes, out on August 27th through Spinefarm Records. More album details here and here.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Ensiferum
Posted: 18.07.2012 by Array | Comments (13)


Jeff Loomis - European Headlining Tour Announced

American guitar virtuoso Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore) has announced that he will headline the first ever Euroblast Tour 2012, which is scheduled for October/November. Support on the trek will come from Monuments, Vildhjarta and Stealing Axion. He will be supporting his latest solo release Plains Of Oblivion.

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Source: centurymedia.com
Band profile: Jeff Loomis
Posted: 18.07.2012 by Abattoir | Comments (1)


Wormrot - Taking A Break

Singaporean grinders Wormrot have issued the following end of tour recap and announcement about taking a break at least from live activity: "We've been ripped off, abandoned blablabla but we survived and end the tour with a fucking smile. We've been touring hard every year for quite awhile and we think it's time to take a break and concentrate on our personal shit as for now. We'll be back touring hopefully with another new album? "

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Wormrot
Posted: 18.07.2012 by Abattoir | Comments (4)


SIG:AR:TYR - To Begin Playing Live Shows

Canadian one-man blackened folk metal band SIG:AR:TYR is set to begin playing live shows. The band's mastermind Daemonskald posted the following: "After 10 years as the solitary musician behind SIG:AR:TYR, I'm proud to announce that it's time to embark on the next adventure for this entity... to the live stage. For many years I've been the proverbial basement musician, never venturing forth beyond releasing an album every few years. In the beginning, I never thought that what originally was just a small hobby project would turn into what it is, and after a demo and three full length albums, I have that deep inspiration inside and the feeling that the 'stars are right' to take this to the next level."

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: SIG:AR:TYR
Posted: 18.07.2012 by BudDa | Comments (5)


Shattered Destiny - Release New Video

"Epilogue", the brand new video from US progressive power/thrash metal band Shattered Destiny can now be seen below. "Epilogue" comes off the band's latest EP Fragments, which was released earlier in March this year. The band was formed last year and Fragments was their first release. A full-length album is in the works and the band is also seeking a label home.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Shattered Destiny
Posted: 18.07.2012 by Abattoir | Comments (0)