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Trail Of Tears - Part Ways With Drummer Cato Jensen

Norwegian gothic metallers Trail Of Tears have announced via Facebook that they have split with drummer Cato Jensen and are now seeking a replacement. Here's the statement from the band: "Today we have to announce that our long-time drummer Cato Jensen has parted ways with the band."

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Trail Of Tears
Posted: 27.01.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (2)


Bloodstock Open Air 2012 - Nile And Mayhem Confirmed

The organizers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival have announced that US death metal outfit Nile and Norwegian black metallers Mayhem are the latest bands to be confirmed for the event, which will take place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire, from August 10th-12th.

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Source: bloodstock.uk.com
Event: Bloodstock Open Air 2012
Posted: 27.01.2012 by JD | Comments (3)


Korpiklaani - Announce New Album Title, Track Available For Download

Finnish folk metallers Korpiklaani have announced on their official Facebook page that the title of the band's upcoming album will be Kunnia, due to be released in August via Nuclear Blast Records. "Metsälle", a brand new track has also been made available for download. The song was originally recorded last year when the band was competing to represent Finland in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest. To download the new track, go to this location.


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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Korpiklaani
Posted: 27.01.2012 by kual21 | Comments (13)


Deep Purple - New Album To Be Released In 2013

British hard-rock legends Deep Purple have announced on their official website that their new album will only be released in 2013. They decided to extend their writing and recording period through the summer of 2012. The last album the band released was back in 2005 (Rapture Of The Deep).

Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan commented: "We know we will disappoint some of our fans this summer. However, we look forward very much to our autumn/winter tour and continuing our worldwide tour with our new album in 2013."

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Source: deeppurple.com
Band profile: Deep Purple
Posted: 27.01.2012 by kual21 | Comments (9)


Van Halen - New Song Preview Online

US hard-rockers Van Halen have posted online a preview of the song "Blood And Fire" taken from the band's upcoming album A Different Kind Of Truth, which will be released on February 7th through Interscope Records. You can listen to it below. Alternatively, you can listen to the preview of "Blood And Fire" and also "Stay Frosty" on the band's Facebook page (with a simple "Like").


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Source: facebook.com
Posted: 27.01.2012 by kual21 | Comments (20)


Sunpocrisy - Reveal Debut Album Details

Italian progressive metallers Sunpocrisy have finished mixing and mastering their debut album titled Samaroid Dioramas, which was recorded between August and October 2011. The record is a concept album with 54 minutes of music, engineered by Riccardo Pasini at Studio 73 in Ravenna, Italy. The band also revealed the album's tracklist and four different cover arts.

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Source: it-it.facebook.com
Posted: 27.01.2012 by BloodTears | Comments (9)


Born Of Osiris - New Video Online

"Follow The Signs", a brand new video from US deathcore act Born Of Osiris is now available online and you can watch it below. The song comes off the band's latest output The Discovery, released last year through Sumerian Records. The video was directed by Andrew Pulaski.


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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Born Of Osiris
Posted: 27.01.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (4)


Red Fang - Premiere New Video

"Hank Is Dead", a brand new video from US stoner metallers Red Fang is now streaming online and you can watch it below. The song is taken from the band's latest album Murder The Mountains, released last year via Relapse Records. The video was directed by Whitey McConnaughy.


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Source: facebook.com
Posted: 27.01.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (0)


Metal Storm - Genital Grinder / Como Muertos Contest Winner

Over the last week we gave you the opportunity to win a 12" vinyl of the new split release from Apathia Records between Genital Grinder and Como Muertos.

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Posted: 26.01.2012 by Baz Anderson | Comments (3)


Riot - Mark Reale Passes Away

Mark Reale, guitarist and founding member of US hard-rockers Riot has passed away due to complications from Crohn's disease. He was fifty-seven years old. He had been in a coma since January 11th as a result of a subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Announcement posted by the band on their official website: "To friends and fans of Mark Reale and Riot, we are deeply saddened to confirm that Mark has lost his battle with a lifelong illness. Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated by Mark's family, friends, and bandmates at this difficult time..."

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Source: riotrockcity.com
Band profile: Riot V
Posted: 26.01.2012 by kual21 | Comments (15)


Swallow The Sun - New Album Streaming Online

Emerald Forest And The Blackbird, the upcoming new album from Finnish death/doom metallers Swallow The Sun is now streaming online for one week at Inferno Magazine's website. It also includes quotes from Twin Peaks for each song, chosen by Juha Raivio, the band's guitarist. The album will be released on February 1st via Spinefarm Records. More album details were previously reported here.

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Source: swallowthesun.net
Band profile: Swallow The Sun
Posted: 26.01.2012 by Icy | Comments (13)


Jeff Loomis - Ihsahn To Guest On New Solo Album

Century Media press release:

Legendary guitarist Jeff Loomis has been in the studio the last few months working on his highly anticipated sophomore solo album, to be released later this year. Since entering the studio, Loomis has revealed a number of notable guests that will be appearing on the release and now, Loomis announces the newest special guest: Ihsahn, formerly of Norwegian black metal band Emperor and current solo artist.

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Source: centurymedia.com
Band profile: Jeff Loomis
Posted: 26.01.2012 by JD | Comments (6)


Rockstar Mayhem Festival 2012 - Line-Up And Dates Announced

The line-up for this year's Rockstar Mayhem Festival has been revealed. The stage will be shared by Slipknot, Slayer, Anthrax, The Devil Wears Prada, As I Lay Dying, Asking Alexandria, Whitechapel and High On Fire and the tour will kick off the 26 date trek across the US beginning on June 30th at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California.

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Source: rockstarmayhemfest.com
Event: Rockstar Mayhem Festival
Posted: 26.01.2012 by BloodTears | Comments (8)


Gwar - Announce US Spring Tour

US alternative metallers Gwar will be returning to the road this Spring on the second leg of their Return Of The Maggot Tour. The tour kicks off with a special tribute show for fallen band mate and friend Cory Smoot, in Richmond, VA, at The National Theater on March 16th. All proceeds from the Richmond show will benefit the Smoot Family Fund which has been established to help support Cory's widow and their unborn child.

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Source: gwar.net
Band profile: Gwar
Event: Gwar: Return Of The Maggot Tour 2012
Posted: 26.01.2012 by NLthrasher | Comments (0)


Chimaira - Mark Hunter Posts New Demos Online

US metallers Chimaira's vocalist Mark Hunter has posted online at this location four demos from the band's recording sessions of their most recent album, The Age Of Hell, released last year. Two of the songs were previously unreleased, as they didn't make the cut onto the final mix of the album. Mark Hunter only posted the songs that he wrote and arranged himself out of respect to his former band members Rob Arnold and Matt DeVries.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Chimaira
Posted: 26.01.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (0)