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Obscura - To Release Demo Compilation

German progressive/technical death metallers Obscura will release a demo compilation, of the band's early recordings and brand-new cover songs, in March next year, entitled Illegimitation.

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Source: kickstarter.com
Band profile: Obscura
Posted: 08.11.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (5)


Nightwish - New Album Listening Session Teaser Online

Finnish symphonic metallers Nightwish have just released another teaser for the band's highly anticipated new album Imaginaerum, which is going to be released on November 30th in Finland and on December 2nd in Europe. You can watch the listening session teaser below. More album details were previously reported here.

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Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Nightwish
Posted: 08.11.2011 by warensemble | Comments (29)


Ulcerate - Sign With Relapse Records

Relapse Records press release

Relapse Records is extremely proud to announce the signing of New Zealand progressive death metallers Ulcerate.

Ulcerate (Paul Kelland: Bass/vocals, Michael Hoggard: Guitars, William Cleverdon: Guitars, and Jamie Saint Merat: Drums) formed in 2000 and has previously released three full-length albums. The band's latest album, The Destroyers Of All, was released earlier this year and received international critical acclaim for its blend of ambitious songwriting and unorthodox extremity. Ulcerate will enter the studio next fall to begin recording their Relapse debut.

Ulcerate's Jamie Saint Merat commented on the signing and the band's upcoming tour dates: "Working with Relapse is a very logical next step for us, and we're really looking forward to the partnership. Their presence of quality releases regardless of genre, overarching aesthetic and attention to detail is something that we find very natural to align with, as well as being fans of the label's releases well before the band was even started. In terms of what's next for the Ulcerate, 2012 will be a big year for us - in February we're touring Europe for 23 dates with our good friends in Svart Crown, followed up by Maryland Deathfest X and accompanying side-shows in the US in May, New Zealand shows in December (2011) and January, and a tentative return to Australia mid-year. We'll also begin work on album number 4..."

An official listing of tour dates will be announced shortly. For additional information on Ulcerate, stay tuned to www.relapse.com, the Ulcerate official site, Facebook or MySpace page.

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Source: relapse.com
Band profile: Ulcerate
Posted: 08.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (20)


Ghost - N. American Tour Dates

Swedish metallers Ghost will finally come over to the United States and Canada. This time together with Blood Ceremony and Ancient VVisdom and this tour will go under the banner of "13 Dates Of Doom".

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Source: ghost-official.com
Event: Ghost: 13 Dates Of Doom
Posted: 07.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (4)


Full Of Hate 2012 - Guest Band Revealed

Nexus Inferis, the future extreme metallers hailing from UK, are confirmed to play alongside Cannibal Corpse and Behemoth, amongst other, on their upcoming Full Of Hate Tour, taking off in early February next year.

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Source: facebook.com
Event: Full Of Hate Tour 2012
Posted: 07.11.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (4)


Uriah Heep - Announce UK Tour

After the successful release of 23rd album Into The Wild earlier in the year, the legendary band have announced ten UK tour dates for December:

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Band profile: Uriah Heep
Event: Uriah Heep: UK Tour
Posted: 07.11.2011 by Baz Anderson | Comments (0)


Cattle Decapitation - New Album Writing Update

Posted by the band on Facebook

In November 2010 Cattle Decapitation returned home from headlining The California Blood Tour and decided to take the next year off and immediately began writing the follow up to their critically-acclaimed 2009 release The Harvest Floor.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Cattle Decapitation
Posted: 07.11.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (2)


Cage - New Album Trailer Online

US metallers Cage will release their new album, entitled Supremacy Of Steel, worldwide on November 25th through Music Buy Mail in Europe and Heavy Metal Media in North America and rest of the world. A trailer for the album can be viewed at this location.

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Source: youtube.com
Band profile: Cage
Posted: 07.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (4)


Ancient Bards - New Video Online

"To The Master Of darkness", the new video from Italian metallers Ancient Bards, can be viewed at this location. The video clip was directed by Matteo Ermeti.

"To The Master Of darkness" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled Soulless Child, which will be released via by Limb Music (Europe and America) and Spiritual Beast - Universal (Japan) on the following dates:

November 18th 2011: Europe
December 14th 2011: Japan
January 31st 2012: USA

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Source: ancientbards.com
Band profile: Ancient Bards
Posted: 07.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (5)


Crucified Barbara - Enter The Studio

Swedish all-girl heavy metal outfit Crucified Barbara have entered the studio to begin recording their third album, the follow-up to 2009's 'Til Death Do Us Party.

The band posted the following short update on their Facebook page: "On Monday (today), we start the recording of our 3rd album, in Music A Matic studio in Gothenburg with Chips Kiesbye and Henryk Lipp. We're leaving tomorrow and the van will be packed with the best equipment and the best grrrrls. We are extremely excited, we've got so many great new songs that we can hardly wait to share with you! Of course we'll keep you updated with studio reports and exciting gossip.... stay tuned!"

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Crucified Barbara
Posted: 07.11.2011 by BudDa | Comments (1)


Deranged - New Video Online

"Depraved And Zombified", the new video from Swedish death metallers Deranged, can be viewed at this location.

"Depraved And Zombified" comes off the band's latest album, entitled Cut, Carve, Rip, Serve, which was released in May 2011 via Sevared Records.


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Source: youtube.com
Band profile: Deranged
Posted: 07.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)


Trollfest - Begin Recording New Album

Official press release

Work is set to begin this month on the fifth full-length album from Trollfest, the band that has eschewed musical convention by combining local folk sounds from their native Norway with those from the Balkans, and mixing them together with occasional melodies that could originate anywhere from the Latino countries to the Middle East, and topping it all with head banging metal and a generous dose of humour, in order to form their own genre of "True Norwegian Balkan Metal". The band will enter the Strand Studios on the 7th November to spend three weeks in the company of engineer Marius Strand to record drums, bass, guitars and main vocals, and then move on to their own "Trollskogen Recording Facilities" to record the extra vocals, choirs, and instruments. Updates on the recording, including photos and video, will be available on the band's blog at http://trollfest.blogg.no/.

The album will be called Brumlebassen and as with all Trollfest's previous releases will tell a story involving Trolls and a certain amount of drinking. Without wanting to give too much away at this early stage a spokesperson for the band said that the storyline will revolve around a brewer called Brumlebassen who is charged with making the mead much beloved by the Trolls. Cover art for the album will once again be in the hands of Swedish artist and cartoonist Jonas Darnell and designer Terje "Andy Wartroll", both of whom have worked with the band for several years, and whose work on the band's last album En Kvest For Den Hellige Gral has yet again proved to be a huge hit with the fans and an integral part of the overall Trollfest "experience".

The band, which comprises members of Urgehal, Pantheon I, Untime, Melch, Sarkom, Hallucinations and Powersword has already written ten metal tracks and a handful of acoustic ones, and will decide which to include on the album once recording is completed. There will also be guest musicians, who will be announced at a later date. Brumlebassen is set for release early next year on NoiseArt Records and then Trollfest plan to expand on this year's live appearances during which the band has collected a whole set of new fans who have found themselves caught up in the band's musically skilled and infectiously fun-filled performances.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Trollfest
Posted: 06.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (13)


Cadaveria - Sign With Bakerteam Records

Official press release

Bakerteam Records is proud to announce the addition to its roster of Horror Metal sensation Cadaveria. The band was formed in 2001 by dark queen Cadaveria on vocals and Marçelo Santos (aka Flegias, frontman of Death/Thrash legends Necrodeath) on drums, with the intent to create a virtual space to freely express themselves as musicians and extreme artists. In the following years they released three albums that gained enormous praise from fans and critics worldwide. Cadaveria long-awaited new effort follows up the 2007's In Your Blood (released on French extreme metal label Season Of Mist) and is described by Mistress Cadaveria herself as "the most obscure, raw and horror-filled work ever produced by the group".

This full-length will see the light in early 2012 on Bakerteam (publishing by Wormholedeath). More exciting news about the album title, artwork and contents will be released very soon on www.bakerteamrecords.com and www.cadaveria.com. A new era of horror and darkness has begun!

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Source: cadaveria.com
Band profile: Cadaveria
Posted: 06.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)


Black Sabbath - To Hold L.A. Press Conference On 11/11/11

According to Rolling Stone, the four original members of Black Sabbath will be holding a press conference at Los Angeles' famed Whiskey a Go-Go club on November 11th at 11:11 AM (hence the 11.11.11 posted on their official website). It is widely expected that the group will announce a reunion, but a press release merely says it will be a "special announcement at the same location where the influential band made their Los Angeles debut on November 11, 41 years ago." Henry Rollins will be hosting the event.

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Source: rollingstone.com
Band profile: Black Sabbath
Posted: 06.11.2011 by Pandabeer | Comments (67)


DragonForce - Update On The Upcoming Album

UK speed power metal band DragonForce played their first US live show on Friday, October 21st, with the new singer Marc Hudson. They performed two songs from their upcoming studio album ("Cry Thunder" and "Last Fallen World"), as well as a selection from their earlier releases.

Prior to the show, bassist Frédéric Leclerq and drummer Dave Mackintosh did a short interview, where they talked about Hudson's recruitment, the new material, and more. You can now watch the whole interview below.

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Source: dragonforce.com
Band profile: DragonForce
Posted: 06.11.2011 by Flower Metal | Comments (12)