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21.04Shining - Part Ways With Guitarist
 Legion Of The Damned - Guitarist Quits The Band
 Poisonblack - Entire New Album Streaming Online
 Dawn Of Disease - New Song Online
 Testament - To Enter The Studio This Summer
 Omen - Sign With DSN Music
20.04Eden Weint Im Grab - New Video Online
 Turisas - New Video Online
 Kvelertak - New Video Online
 The Poodles - New Video Online
 Judas Priest - K.K. Downing Leaves The Band
 Switchtense - New Song Streaming Online
 Norther - Entire New Album Streaming Online
 Xerath - Entire New Album Streaming Online
19.04Einherjer - New Album In September
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Shining - Part Ways With Guitarist

The following announcement was issued by Shining front man and founder Niklas Kvarforth on the band's Facbook page:

"Guitarist Fredric Gråby has left the ranks of Shining today because he no longer felt able to continue playing. Unfortunately this means that we have been forced to cancel our appearance at the Ragnarök Festival this month as there is not enough time for a new guitarist to learn the material.

We are also pleased to announce that Christian "Draug" Larsson, who has been playing bass with the band for some time on a temporary basis, has now has joined Shining as a permanent full-time member."

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Shining
Event: Ragnarök Festival
Posted: 21.04.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (3)


Legion Of The Damned - Guitarist Quits The Band

Official press release

Erik, Harold and Maurice got the shocking news that guitarist Richard Ebisch has to stop his current activity in the band Legion Of The damned.

Richard states: "I am very grateful for having achieved so much with Legion Of The Damned, but after having played in bands for so many years and having toured numerous times I decided to leave the band after careful deliberation. Because of health issues it was no longer possible for me to continue at this pace. I would like to say thank you to the fans and the Legion of the damned guys and wish them, and their new guitarist, all the best for the future."

We did not really expect this says Maurice Swinkels, who is doing the band with Richard for more than 16 years, he stated: "We recently succesful ended Sweden Rock Cruise and have alot of other great festivals planned ahead such as Graspop, Nummirock in Finland, Metalcamp, Bang your head and With Full force, we didn't really notice anything or felt like this is going to end somewhere for Richard. During Kettersach Festival last weekend Richard announced that he would still do Paaspop this upcoming weekend, but call it an end after that, it will be a great lost for us, but we accept his decision of course."

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Source: legionofthedamned.net
Band profile: Legion Of The Damned
Posted: 21.04.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (4)


Poisonblack - Entire New Album Streaming Online

Drive, the forthcoming album from Finnish metallers Poisonblack, is available for streaming in its entirety on the band's Facebook page. Simply click "Like" for your chance to hear the CD.

Drive will be released on April 27 via Hype Records. The CD was recorded at Antfarm Studio in Århus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Moonspell, Dark Tranquillity, Gorefest).

Drive cover art] tracklist:

01. Piston Head
02. Mercury Falling
03. A Good Day For The Crows
04. Maggot Song
05. From Now-Here To Nowhere
06. Sycophant
07. The Dead-End Stream
08. Futile Man
09. Scars
10. Driftwood

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Poisonblack
Posted: 21.04.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (4)


Dawn Of Disease - New Song Online

"Legends Of Brutality", a brand new song from German metallers Dawn Of Disease, is available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.

Also a trailer for the album was previously posted online at this location.

"Legends Of Brutality" is the title track from the band's forthcoming album which will be released on April 29 via Noise Art Records. The CD was recorded at Soundlodge Studio (God Dethroned, Dew-Scented, Sinister) with producer Jörg Uken.

Legends Of Brutality cover art] tracklist:

01. Gasping For Life
02. Above The Gods
03. Impervious Mind
04. Legends Of Brutality
05. Soul Harvest
06. When White Turns Red
07. Death Shall Be Mine
08. Justified Retaliation

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Source: myspace.com
Posted: 21.04.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)


Testament - To Enter The Studio This Summer

Famed British producer Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Arch Enemy, Nevermore, Exodus) has revealed to Radio Metal that he will enter the studio this summer with San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans Testament to begin work on the follow-up to 2008's The Formation Of Damnation. A late 2011/early 2012 release is expected.

"The new album will most likely be a culmination of The Gathering (1999) and The Formation of Damnation, but we're definitely not going to forget who we are or our roots. I think we've found a comfortable spot in our writing style," Testament vocalist Chuck Billy stated in a 2010 interview.

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Source: roadrunnerrecords.com
Band profile: Testament
Posted: 21.04.2011 by Kincaid | Comments (13)


Omen - Sign With DSN Music

Official press release

The legendary hard rock and heavy metal group Omen has signed an exclusive digital distribution deal with DSN Music, featuring their latest release Hammer Damage. The new album will be the 11th from the veteran rockers, who consist of Matt Story on vocals, guitarist and founder Kenny Powell, bassist Andy Haas, and Wampa on drums.

"We are extremely excited about signing with DSN Music" said Omen's Kenny Powell. "This release will be a ride straight into the glory days of Metal, no compromises, take no prisoners!"

Omen was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1983, by lead guitarist Kenny Powell; previously with the rock group Savage Grace and signed on with Metal Blade Records in 1984, and released their debut album Battle Cry. In 1985 the second album Warning Of Danger followed, building up Omen's reputation as one of the forefathers of power metal acts, such as Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer. In 1986, Omen's successes lead to the release of the blockbuster album The Curse on Capital Records. The hit single Thorn In Your Flesh from their release Escape To Nowhere topped the metal charts in 1985.

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Omen
Posted: 21.04.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)


Eden Weint Im Grab - New Video Online

"Moritat Des Leierkastenmanns", the new video from German metallers Eden Weint Im Grab, can be viewed at this location.

"Moritat Des Leierkastenmanns" ("Ballad Of The Organ Grinder" in English) comes off the band's fourth album, entitled Geysterstunde I ("Witching Hour" in English), which will be released on May 6th via Winter Solitude Productions. More details about Geysterstunde I were previously reported over here.


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Source: youtube.com
Band profile: Eden Weint Im Grab
Posted: 20.04.2011 by Windrider | Comments (0)


Turisas - New Video Online

"Stand Up And Fight", the new video from Finnish metallers Turisas, can be viewed at this location. The clip was filmed on February 7 in the California desert with director Iain Sclater.

"Stand Up And Fight" is the title track of the band's third album, which was released on February 21, 2011 in Europe (on March 8 in North America) via Century Media Records.

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Source: centurymedia.com
Band profile: Turisas
Posted: 20.04.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (16)


Kvelertak - New Video Online

"Ordsmedar Av Rang", the new video from Norwegian metallers Kvelertak, can be viewed at this location.

"Ordsmedar Av Rang" comes off the band's self-titled debut album, which was released on June 21, 2010 via Indie Recordings. Kvelertak received a North American release on March 15 via The End Records.

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Source: metal-hammer.de
Band profile: Kvelertak
Posted: 20.04.2011 by *!* | Comments (1)


The Poodles - New Video Online

"I Want It All", the new video from Swedish metallers The Poodles, can be viewed at this location.

"I Want It All" comes off the band's latest album, entitled Performocracy, which was released on April 15 via Frontiers Records.


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Source: youtube.com
Posted: 20.04.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (6)


Judas Priest - K.K. Downing Leaves The Band

Judas Priest have released a letter stating that original guitarist K.K. Downing has formally retired from the band, and will not join the band on the upcoming Epitaph World Tour. The band respect his decision and wish him well.

Replacing K.K. on the tour will be 31 year old British guitar player Richie Faulkner (Lauren Harris, Dirty Deeds), who has apparently blended into the band perfectly and will set the stage on fire.

The upcoming "Epitaph" tour will include songs from every Judas Priest studio album, including some the band have never performed before. It will be "heavy metal at its best complete with lasers, lights, bikes and hellfire!!"

The band also have another album due out next year.

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Source: judaspriest.com
Band profile: Judas Priest
Posted: 20.04.2011 by Baz Anderson | Comments (50)


Switchtense - New Song Streaming Online

The brand new song "Unbreakable" from the upcoming album of Portuguese Thrash metal band Switchtense is now streaming online at their MySpace. The song is also available for download at this location.

"Unbreakable" comes off Switchtense, the second album of the band which is set to be released on May 9th through Rastilho Records.

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Switchtense
Posted: 20.04.2011 by BloodTears | Comments (0)


Norther - Entire New Album Streaming Online

Circle Regenerated, the new album from the Finnish extreme power metal band Norther, is now available for streaming in its entirety at Record Shop X. The stream will only be available until April 26th.


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More album details were previously reported over here. Specific release dates for Circle Regenerated are as follows:

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Source: recordshopx.com
Band profile: Norther
Posted: 20.04.2011 by Thryce | Comments (4)


Xerath - Entire New Album Streaming Online

II, the forthcoming album from UK metallers Xerath, is available for streaming in its entirety at this location.

II will be released in North America on April 25 via Candlelight Records. The follow-up to 2009's I is described in a press release as "a huge and fully refined slab of Xerath's unique sound from the production genius of Jacob Hansen (Aborted, Pestilence, Týr, Hatesphere) at Hansen studios (in Ribe, Denmark]). Xerath have combined the most brutal and technical elements of modern extreme metal to offer you something massive, cinematic, heavy, groovy and ultimately epic beyond compare."

"II" includes cover artwork by Colin Marks (Strapping Young Lad, Nevermore, Scar Symmetry). It also features a guest appearance by Emil Werstler (Dååth).

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Source: xerath.net
Posted: 20.04.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)


Einherjer - New Album In September

Eight years after the release of Blot, legendary Viking metal act Einherjer will issue its comeback album on September 2 via Indie Recordings.

The CD was recorded at Studio Borealis and was produced by Einherjer's Frode Glesnes. Matt Hyde (Slayer, Monster Magnet) has mixed the effort.

Einherjer will play live at the Indie Recordings label night at John Dee in Oslo on Wednesday, April 20 during the Inferno Festival. Einherjer are also set to perform at Karmøygeddon Metal Festival, Brutal Assault and Summer Breeze.

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Source: roadrunnerrecords.com
Band profile: Einherjer
Posted: 19.04.2011 by Thryce | Comments (5)


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