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Obscenity - Sign With Apostasy Records

German death metallers Obscenity have proudly presented their new record label - Apostasy Records.

The band commented: "We just inked a deal with Apostasy Records for our forthcoming album that will be released in summer 2012. The Soundlodge Studio will be entered again on early April. The working title will be probably Atrophied In Anguish."

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Obscenity
Posted: 09.01.2012 by Abattoir | Comments (0)


Skálmöld - Begin Working On New Album

After signing with Napalm Records, Icelandic viking folk metallers Skálmöld have now, according to their Facebook page, begun aligning riffs for a new album. The new album will be the follow-up to 2010's Baldur and it will be released via Napalm Records.

Short statement from the band: "Laying low and creating new material, loads of riffs in the making. Can I get a 'Hell Yeah' to that!?"

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Skálmöld
Posted: 09.01.2012 by Aebsi | Comments (1)


Hevein - New EP Released

Finnish progressive metallers Hevein just released their digital Gentle Anarchy Promo EP containing the previously published, re-mixed Nor and three new songs.

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Source: hevein.tumblr.com
Band profile: Hevein
Posted: 09.01.2012 by Varjo | Comments (1)


Kreator - Enters The Studio

German Teutonic thrashers Kreator has entered the studio to record the band's thirteenth full-length studio album and follow up to 2009's Hordes Of Chaos.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Kreator
Posted: 09.01.2012 by Abattoir | Comments (18)


Van Halen - Announce New Album And North American Tour

US hard-rock legends Van Halen have made the official tour 2012 announcement and revealed the February 7th release date for their new album entitled A Different Kind Of Truth during a performance at Café Wha? in New York on January 5th.
The new Van Halen tour with original singer David Lee Roth will kick off on February 18th at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Kool & The Gang has also been announced as a special guest for select tour dates. Tickets for most shows through the end of March go on sale January 14th.

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Source: monstersandcritics.com
Event: Van Halen: North American Tour 2012
Posted: 08.01.2012 by CHEF METAL HEAD | Comments (17)


Draconian - Searching For New Female Singer

Swedish gothic/doom metallers Draconian are searching for a new female singer following the departure of Lisa Johansson in November of 2011. The band posted the following on their official Facebook page: "Since Lisa left the band we are as you know searching for a new brilliant singer to take her place. If you think you're woman enough to fill her shoes or if you know someone who could, please contact us. As we live and rehearse in Säffle in Sweden it's necessary that you either live close by or don't have a problem with traveling. This is a serious question so please, only serious suggestions. Hails!"

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Draconian
Posted: 08.01.2012 by aldurunarediviva | Comments (17)


Sigh - New Album Samples Online

Samples from Japanese avantgarde black metallers Sigh's new album In Somniphobia are now available at this location. The album will be released in March through Candlelight Records. More album details were previously reported here.


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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Sigh
Posted: 08.01.2012 by beyondtehdarksun | Comments (6)


Shining (NOR) - New Video Online

"Fisheye", a brand new video from Norwegian avantgarde metallers Shining (NOR) is now available for viewing below. The song is taken from the band's latest album Blackjazz, released in 2010 by Indie Recordings. The video was directed by Kyrre H. Larsen.


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Source: shining.no
Band profile: Shining (NOR)
Posted: 08.01.2012 by Rog-Mothoth | Comments (5)


Wodensthrone - New Album Update

UK black metallers Wodensthrone have announced the following update on Facebook about their upcoming album Curse: "Album update: the mix is now complete, mastering will start next week, cover art almost finished, previews will be coming soon!"

Curse has been cited for a March 2012 release and will be the follow-up to 2009 debut Loss.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Wodensthrone
Posted: 08.01.2012 by Hendrikse | Comments (2)


Coroner - Status Update

Swiss thrashers Coroner posted a New Year update regarding the band's comeback: "2011 is over and we want to thank you, our friends and fans, for your overwhelming response to our reunion concerts. We cannot find the words to express the appreciation we have for all of you. The response to our first 2011 show at Les Docks in Lausanne gave us the kick-start we needed and has carried us through to our most recent shows in Greece. We've been blown away by the fans everywhere! Thanks to every single one of you who came to our concerts! We hope you had as good of a time as we did! Thanks to all of the mags who wrote about us and also to the radio stations, and those who worked on our online shows! A special thanks to all the other bands that shared the stage with us!"

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Source: coroner-reunion.com
Band profile: Coroner
Posted: 08.01.2012 by kual21 | Comments (9)


Crystallion - New Album Update, Tour Dates Announced

German power metal band Crystallion has announced two new shows this year and a delay on the new album's conclusion. More album details were previously reported here.

The band posted on their official website: "Finishing new album delayed! Due to necessary reconstruction works in the studio and our producer's illness-caused retreat from all projects we won't be able to finish recording sessions until spring! Our new producer Sebastian Pracher won't be able to work on our stuff until January/February since he is involved in numerous other projects. We'll keep you updated!"

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Source: crystallion.net
Band profile: Crystallion
Posted: 08.01.2012 by Flower Metal | Comments (1)


Chelsea Grin - Guitarist Steps Down

American deathcore band Chelsea Grin have made an announcement in regards to the departure of guitarist Michael Stafford:

"Michael Stafford has recently decided that the hectic touring lifestyle is not for him, and among other personal reasons, has decided to step down as the lead guitar player for Chelsea Grin. This may have been obvious to a lot of you as he hasn't been with us since the All Stars Tour, but he has given us his final decision recently and we must move forward. Jason Richardson (Born of Osiris, ex-All Shall Perish) will be filling the position until further notice. Jason is one of the best guitar players around, and with us already being such good friends, he is more than a perfect fit. 2012 is going to be huge for us, so make sure to come out and see the new and improved Chelsea Grin!"

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Source: facebook.com
Posted: 08.01.2012 by BoxCar Willy | Comments (1)


Wormrot - Arrested In Malaysia

Singaporean grinders Wormrot were arrested in Malaysia in the early hours of New Year's Day by religious authorities after a New Year's Eve show in Kuala Lumpur. The religious authorities came into their hotel room.

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Source: wormrot.tumblr.com
Band profile: Wormrot
Posted: 07.01.2012 by Mr. Doctor | Comments (22)


Metallica - 3D Movie Officially Confirmed

US metallers Metallica have confirmed on their official website that a 3D movie is in preparation and it's planned to be released in 2013. The band posted the following message: "As you know, we generally make it a policy not to comment on gossip or rumors, but we also pride ourselves on being first with 'Tallica news. So, with that said, the more astute of you may have noticed a couple of mentions in trade publications, and most recently in the new issue of Rolling Stone, that a Metallica 3D movie is in the works. We're here to tell you that, yes, there is indeed a 3D project in the very early stages of production!"

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Source: metallica.com
Band profile: Metallica
Posted: 07.01.2012 by kual21 | Comments (75)


Napalm Death - New Song Online

UK grindcore legends Napalm Death have unveiled a new track entitled "Leper Colony" off their upcoming album Utilitarian. The album will be out on February 27th (one day later in the US) through Century Media Records. More album details here.

"Leper Colony" is currently streaming at this location and also here.


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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Napalm Death
Posted: 07.01.2012 by Hendrikse | Comments (11)