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Xandria - Bassist To Sit Out Upcoming European Tour

German symphonic metallers Xandria have issued the following announcement about the band's bass player having to miss their upcoming European tour: "Bad luck for our bass guitar player Nils. Whilst we were playing the most recent shows w/ Epica, Nils severely hurt his right forefinger on stage which eventually led to a serious blood poisoning after the last show."

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Xandria
Posted: 09.04.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (5)


Sleep - Reveal Dopesmoker Reissue Cover Art

US stoner metallers Sleep have revealed the cover art for the deluxe reissue of their Dopesmoker album, to be released this year through Southern Lord. The cover art was created by Arik Roper and can be viewed below. More details about this release were previously reported here.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Sleep
Posted: 09.04.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (52)


Axxis - Upcoming Cover Album Tracklist Announced

German heavy/power metallers Axxis have revealed the final tracklist for their upcoming cover album ReDISCOver(ed), to be released on May 18th. The band issued the following update: "The mastering of the new Axxis cover song album ReDISCOver(ed) is done. Bernhard's great mix was finished by mastermind Juergen Lusky (HOFA studios). After some fans and music specialists took a listen to the whole production they're all loving the mix, the interpretation and the selection of songs enthusiastically! By the way: we want to say thanks to all voters. Axxis have been considered 95% of your votes. And apparently your choice was perfect."

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Source: axxis.de
Band profile: Axxis
Posted: 09.04.2012 by Flower Metal | Comments (5)


Eternal Deformity - New Song Online

Polish progressive death/doom metal act Eternal Deformity has posted online a new song called "The Holy Decay" at their Reverbnation page. The song is taken from their upcoming album The Beauty Of Chaos, which will be released via Code666 Records on April 30th. The album trailer is also still available for viewing at this location.

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Posted: 09.04.2012 by qlacs | Comments (2)


Nominon - To Enter Studio, Update On Forthcoming Split

Updates from the Nominon camp:

"The band will enter a studio in Växjö, Sweden, next week to start the recording of the fifth full-length album, which is yet untitled. It will be released on LP/CD through Deathgasm Records this summer. The plan at the moment is to include nine songs on the CD version and then add one song as bonus on the LP version. Sheer brutality awaits!

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Source: nominon.com
Band profile: Nominon
Posted: 09.04.2012 by Azoic | Comments (4)


Municipal Waste - Announce New Limited Edition 7" EP

US thrash metallers Municipal Waste have announced the release of an exclusive seven-inch EP through Scion A/V. The EP is currently streaming at this location. The band posted the following on their Facebook page: "Scion A/V Metal has partnered with Municipal Waste to release a limited edition 7". It will include the 'non radio-friendly' version of the song "Repossession" from the band's new album The Fatal Feast plus two re-recorded tracks from deep in the band's discography. The tracks are available today as digital downloads at http://www.scionav.com/municipalwaste."

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Band profile: Municipal Waste
Posted: 08.04.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (0)


Fen - Working On New Album, New Song Online

British atmospheric post-black metallers Fen have been working on the follow-up to 2011's Epoch. The band has recently unveiled a live-in-the-studio version of the new track "Consequence", which can be heard below. The track was recorded in the final rehearsals before recording started for their upcoming third album, provisionally titled Dustwalker. The album is expected to be out later in the year on Code666 Records and the band will be posting regular updates of the recording sessions for the new release.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Fen
Posted: 08.04.2012 by BloodTears | Comments (5)


Korn - Former Guitarist Brian "Head" Welch Forms New Band, New Song Online

On February 2012, Brian "Head" Welch, the former Korn guitarist, announced the formation of his new band named Love And Death. "Chemicals", a brand new song from the band, is now streaming online at this location. The song comes off their first EP with the same name, due out on April 24th.

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Source: revolvermag.com
Band profile: Korn
Posted: 08.04.2012 by Sjuk | Comments (19)


Highland Metalfest - Line-Up Announced

Highland Metalfest returns to Armenia with its 3rd edition and also debuts in Tbilisi, Georgia, as Highland Metalfest Georgian Edition. Both festivals will include 8-10 Georgian, Armenian, Iranian bands and will be headlined by Throes Of Dawn from Finland.

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Source: zhesht.com
Band profile: Throes Of Dawn
Event: Highland Metalfest 2012
Posted: 08.04.2012 by Arsen | Comments (6)


16 - New Single Streaming Online

"Theme From Pillpopper", the brand new single from US sludge metallers 16 is now online and streaming exclusively at this location. The song comes off the band's upcoming sixth album entitled Deep Cuts From Dark Clouds, due out on April 24th via Relapse Records. More album details were previously reported here.

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Posted: 08.04.2012 by BudDa | Comments (0)


Bloodshot Dawn - Premiere New Video

UK technical death metal band Bloodshot Dawn has premiered a new music video for the track "Vision". The song is taken from the band's eponymous debut Bloodshot Dawn, which was self-released at the end of January. More album details were previously reported here.

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Posted: 08.04.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (3)


Exumer - Entire New Album Streaming Online

Fire & Damnation, the brand new album from resurrected German thrash metallers Exumer is streaming online in its entirety at Stereokiller.com. The album is scheduled for release on April 10th through Metal Blade Records. More album details were previously reported here.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Exumer
Posted: 07.04.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (3)


Kreator - Release New Single Trailer

German thrashers Kreator have unveiled a trailer for their forthcoming new single Phantom Antichrist. The single, which is released on April 20th, will be available on 7" coloured vinyl (already sold out), and as a digital download. The trailer can be viewed below.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Kreator
Posted: 07.04.2012 by Angelic Storm | Comments (19)


Sonata Arctica - To Release New Single This Month

Finnish power metallers Sonata Arctica have announced on their official website that they are going to release the single I Have A Right on April 18th, prior to the release of their new album Stones Grow Her Name on May 18th in Europe and May 22nd in North America through Nuclear Blast Records. The band revealed the single cover art and tracklist, which can be seen below.

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Source: sonataarctica.info
Band profile: Sonata Arctica
Posted: 07.04.2012 by Flower Metal | Comments (9)


Jeff Loomis - Another Song Online

"Chosen Time", another single off Jeff Loomis' upcoming new album Plains Of Oblivion is streaming exclusively at Guitarworld.com. "Chosen Time" is one of two tracks on the album that feature the vocal talents of Christine Rhoades.

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Band profile: Jeff Loomis
Posted: 07.04.2012 by BudDa | Comments (4)