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Autumn - Another New Song Streaming Online

"Black Stars In A Blue Sky", a new song from Dutch symphonic act Autumn has premiered exclusively at this location. The song is off the band's upcoming fifth album entitled Cold Comfort, to be released on November 8th via Metal Blade Records and 4th/7th in Europe. More album details were previously reported here.


Band profile: Autumn
Posted: 18.10.2011 by BudDa | Comments (1)

Venom - New Song Online

"Punk's Not Dead", a brand-new song from UK's blackened thrash metallers Venom can now be streamed in the YouTube-video below.


Band profile: Venom
Posted: 17.10.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (20)

Krisiun - Another New Song Online

"Rise And Confront", another new song from Brazilian brutal death juggernauts Krisiun is now streaming online at the band's official Facebook page. In case you missed it, the band is set to release their new album, The Great Execution, on October 31st in Europe and November 1st in North America via Century Media Records.


Band profile: Krisiun
Posted: 17.10.2011 by BudDa | Comments (5)

Megadeth - New Song Available For Download

US thrashers Megadeth have now made the track "Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)" available for download and you can get it at this location (you need to give an email address to do so). The song comes off of Megadeth's upcoming new album entitled Th1rt3en, due out November 1st, 2011, via Roadrunner Records. More album details were previously reported here.


Band profile: Megadeth
Posted: 17.10.2011 by BudDa | Comments (7)

Destroyers Of The Faith 2012 - Line-Up And Dates Announced

Official press release

Metal Hammer is proud to announce that legendary death metal innovators Cannibal Corpse will headline the first-ever edition of Destroyers Of The Faith, and will be bringing with them some of the biggest names in extreme music.


Event: Destroyers Of The Faith
Posted: 17.10.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (11)

Royal Hunt - Unveil New Album Artwork And New DVD Details

Danish power/prog metallers Royal Hunt are putting the very last touches on their new album Show Me How To Live and getting ready to mix it, this time in Sweden, and have also unveiled the new album cover. The album will be first released in the USA on November 29th, then by Frontiers Records in Europe on December 2nd, and finally in Japan on December 7th. More album details were previously reported here.


Band profile: Royal Hunt
Posted: 17.10.2011 by andreosokin | Comments (1)

Candlemass - Ink Deal With Napalm Records, Plan Farewell Album

Official press release:

Napalm Records is very proud to announce that the Swedish doom metal legend Candlemass has joined their ranks. The band is currently working on material for their farewell album, which is tentatively scheduled for a spring 2012 release.


Band profile: Candlemass
Posted: 16.10.2011 by BudDa | Comments (17)

Die Apokalyptischen Reiter - To Release Best Of Compilation Next Month

Official press release

After eight studio albums in fifteen years, after over 600 breathtaking live shows Die Apokalyptischen Reiter present their first official best-of collection of their career - The Greatest Of The Best. Full with liner notes for each album, a complete history time line, all lyrics, guitar tabs on selected songs, rare and brand new photos and of course ... the 20 best Reiter songs of all time.


Band profile: Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Posted: 16.10.2011 by BudDa | Comments (4)

Rudra - Cancel Indian Tour

Singaporean thrash/death metallers Rudra will not be playing in the highly awaited Brahmavidya Indian Tour 2011. The band released the following statement: "It is with great regret that we inform Rudra's fans in India that the proposed Brahmavidya Indian tour 2011 will be canceled. Both Rudra and management have tried very hard to make this tour work, even bending backwards at times. Unfortunately it was not meant to be. On behalf of the band and the management, we deeply apologize to our fans. Nevertheless, we are still keen to play India and will definitely make it a priority to play there soon."


Band profile: Rudra
Posted: 16.10.2011 by BudDa | Comments (0)

Evile - Metal Storm CD Giveaway Announced

Hello Metalstormers,

Evile have been kind enough to supply us with 3 copies of their brand new album Five Serpents Teeth. All you have to do to qualify to win is:

A) Be a registered Metal Storm user.
B) Leave your mailing address where the album can be shipped to.
C) Go here and answer the skill testing question.

Good luck!


Band profile: Evile
Posted: 15.10.2011 by Doc Godin | Comments (9)

Toxic Holocaust - To Kick Start North American Tour Next Year

US blackened thrash metallers Toxic Holocaust will team up with Havok, English Dogs and The Casualities to bring mayhem to the land of the free and home of the brave in a 2012 tour they have dubbed Forward Into Battle Tour.


Band profile: Toxic Holocaust
Posted: 15.10.2011 by BudDa | Comments (5)

Hevein - Working On New Album

Finnish metallers Hevein announce progress regarding Gentle Anarchy, their follow-up album to 2005's Sound Over Matter. Several months after the release of the digital single "Nor", they plan to enter the studio once again. You can listen to "Nor" at this location and watch the video below.


Band profile: Hevein
Posted: 15.10.2011 by Varjo | Comments (4)

Nemesea - New Song Online

"Afterlife", a new song from Dutch gothic rockers Nemesea is now streaming online at the band's official Facebook page. The single is off of the band's upcoming new album entitled The Quiet Resistance scheduled for release on November 17th via Napalm Records.


Band profile: Nemesea
Posted: 15.10.2011 by BudDa | Comments (4)

Unisonic - New Label, Debut EP & Album Next Year

Unisonic - the new metal super group featuring Michael Kiske (vocals, ex-Helloween), Kai Hansen (guitars, Gamma Ray, ex Helloween), Mandy Meyer (guitars, ex-Gotthard, ex-Krokus), Dennis Ward (bass, Pink Cream 69) and Kosta Zafiriou (drums, Pink Cream 69) has signed a record contract with earMUSIC / Edel.
Drummer Kosta Zafiriou: "We had several promising labels being interested in Unisonic, but the enthusiasm of Max Vaccaro and his team convinced us that earMUSIC is the right company for us."

A first EP will be released in January 2012, followed by the band's debut album, which is planned for early spring. After the addition of Gamma Ray's Kai Hansen to the group's line-up early 2011, the band continued and implemented the songwriting process, assembling Kai's talent to write great anthemic rock songs in existing and new material.

The recordings for the album started at end of September at ICP studios in Brussels/Belgium. Unisonic's music is very versatile and shows a broad approach to heavy rock, but never misses the power and strong, sticking melodies that made all the members famous in the metal scene in the first place.

Says singer Michael Kiske: "It feels great to finally bring the band to the studio and record the songs we´ve been working on. We took our time to grow as a band, but it was definitely worth it and we are very proud of the result."

Bassist/producer Dennis Ward: "We have a bunch of very strong songs and can't wait until people can hear them. Everyone in the band is now looking even more positive into the future."

Posted: 14.10.2011 by Baz Anderson | Comments (3)

Cathedral - To Release First Ever Live Album

Official Metal Blade press release

In conjunction with Rise Above Records, Metal Blade will be releasing the double-disc live album Anniversary from UK mainstays and international cult act Cathedral. Set for release on Monday, November 21st in North America, Anniversary captures Cathedral in all their raw and live glory and marks the first official live album to be ever released by the doom metal legends.


Band profile: Cathedral
Posted: 14.10.2011 by BudDa | Comments (1)