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Tribulation - Share Third And Final Single Of Upcoming Album

Swedish metallers Tribulation have just shared their third and last single before the release of the new album, Down Below (to be released on January 26th). It is called "The World". Once again, filmmaker Robert Piel has created a visual interpretation that you can watch here below.


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Posted: 12.01.2018 by Kurty Wurty | Comments (6)

Chaos Echs - Announce New Album Details

Morbid psychedelics of improvised darkness, France's Chaos Echs have revealed the name and art on their Facebook for their forthcoming album and sucessor to 2015's explosive Transient. The sequel will be aptly called Mouvement, on top of The Unfathomable EP that was earlier revealed already to be scheduled for release.


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Posted: 23.10.2017 by Kurty Wurty | Comments (1)

Wolves In The Throne Room - Reveal New Album Trailer And Details

The Lycanthropic atmospherics from Olympia Wolves In The Throne Room have shared details forthcoming about their upcoming sixth album, Thrice Woven. It is available to preorder now as a Golden Mead coloured limited edition vinyl and CD shirt bundles on the band's official website. Thrice Woven is scheduled to be released on 22nd September via Artemisia Records. Wolves In The Throne Room have also released a teaser trailer featuring the album cover made by Russian occult artist Denis Forkas.


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Posted: 29.06.2017 by Kurty Wurty | Comments (14)

Cult Of Fire - Reveal New Album Tracklist & Title

Czech black metallers Cult Of Fire have released more details about their upcoming mini album, Life, Sex And Death. The artwork was created by Dávid Glomba and already revealed before but not their new logo. Check it out as well. More details about the album's release date will be unveiled later.


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Posted: 10.05.2016 by Amatsu Mikaboshi | Comments (5)

With The Dead - New Video Unveiled

Electric-Cathedral-Wizard doom super-group, With The Dead, have released a promo video to accompany the debut of their newly released track, "Crown Of Burning Stars", which can be seen in the link below. Their new album is expected to be released this Friday 16th October on Rise Above Records. What could be better as a foretaste?


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Posted: 15.10.2015 by Amatsu Mikaboshi | Comments (1)

Electric Wizard - Time To Die Removed From Retail And Streaming Outlets Over Financial Dispute

It seems that following original Electric Wizard drummer Mark Greening's abrupt booting out of the Electric Wizard camp last year at the time of Time To Die's release date (in which he recorded) and the reemergence of former bassist Tim Bagshaw with their previous label owner Lee Dorrian's (ex-Cathedral) new band With The Dead happening, it turns out that the Wizard drama is far from finished. According to Greening, main members Jus Oborn and Liz Buckingham still owe him money for the drumming work he did on the record before abruptly kicking him out.


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Posted: 16.09.2015 by Amatsu Mikaboshi | Comments (12)

Moonsorrow - Headliners Closing Jorvik Viking Festival

In what originally started as the main closing event with Týr two years ago, the epic Finnish Viking metal band Moonsorrow have been announced to headline the end of next year's York Viking festival. This will be Moonsorrow's first ever UK headlining show to date.


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Posted: 18.09.2014 by Amatsu Mikaboshi | Comments (1)

Saint Vitus - Announce European Tour And Hammerfest Appearance

Doom legends Saint Vitus have announced a European tour that includes UK dates around their Hammerfest appearance in March. Tickets for the shows go on sale on Friday January 11th and support comes from self-professed Seventies Rock preservationists Mos Generator. The band will be presenting their latest release Lillie: F-65.


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Posted: 10.01.2013 by Amatsu Mikaboshi | Comments (9)

Enslaved - Unveil New Album Title And Artwork

Norwegian progressive black metallers Enslaved have named their twelfth studio album Riitiir and have unveiled the album's artwork, which was created by Truls Espedal and can be viewed below. Riitiir is due out in Europe on September 28th and in North America on October 2nd through Nuclear Blast.


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Posted: 10.07.2012 by Amatsu Mikaboshi | Comments (36)

Kreator - Announce European Tour With Morbid Angel And Nile

Straight after their headling North American tour with Accept and Swallow The Sun, German thrashers Kreator will embark on a European tour in November/December joined by co-headliners Morbid Angel and with support from Nile and Fueled By Fire.


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Event: Kreator & Morbid Angel: European Tour 2012
Posted: 29.05.2012 by Amatsu Mikaboshi | Comments (19)

Motörhead - Announce UK Tour With Anthrax

British heavy metal veterans Motörhead have recently announced a UK tour of 10 shows for November with American thrashers Anthrax. The dates can be seen below. Motörhead will be touring in support of their latest album The Wörld Is Yours, while Anthrax will present their new album Worship Music.


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Event: Motörhead: UK Tour 2012
Posted: 03.05.2012 by Amatsu Mikaboshi | Comments (1)

Angel Witch - New Album Tracklist And Artwork Revealed

NWOBHM underdogs Angel Witch have revealed the tracklist and artwork for their forthcoming album As Above, So Below, which will be released on March 12th through Rise Above Records. The artwork is a close-up part of "The Last Judgement" by the British Romantic John Martin. His work was also used for the artwork of their 1980 self-titled debut.


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Posted: 15.02.2012 by Amatsu Mikaboshi | Comments (4)

Cavalera Conspiracy - New Album Details

Cavalera Conspiracy will release their second album, entitled Blunt Force Trauma, in March 2011 via Roadrunner Records.

The band released Inflikted in 2008 to much critical and fan acclaim. The album was a momentous occasion in the heavy metal universe, as it reunited brothers Max and Iggor Cavalera for the first time since Max left Sepultura in 1996.

Blunt Force Trauma cover art] tracklist:

01. Warlord
02. Torture
03. Lynch Mob
04. Killing Inside
05. Thrasher
06. I Speak Hate
07. Target
08. Genghis Khan
09. Burn Waco
10. Rasputin
11. Blunt Force Trauma


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Posted: 21.11.2010 by Amatsu Mikaboshi | Comments (7)

Anthrax - Joey Belladona Back In The Band

In the latest installment of the Anthrax soap, Joey Belladona has reunited with the band. Here's the official press release:

With rumors swirling since Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante and bassist Frank Bello were seen together with former Anthrax vocalist Joey Belladonna late last month in New York, the band - Benante, Bello, and guitarists Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano - is elated to announce that Belladonna has officially rejoined the band. In his once and current capacity, Belladonna will make his first appearance with Anthrax this summer when the band joins Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth - The Big Four founding bands of the thrash genre - to co-headline a series of Sonisphere Festivals in ten European cities, as well as playing a handful of Anthrax-headlined shows.

"I am super excited about this," said Scott Ian. "Joey and the rest of the band came to see me play at a club in New York, I hadn't seen Joey for years, since the end of the reunion tour. Joey taps me on the shoulder, instant big hug, it felt like no time had gone by. The band dynamic is an interesting one - in Anthrax, Joey and I spent so many years of our lives together, we grew up together, we know each other so well, so it was like no time was lost."

Belladonna, an essential part of Anthrax's lineup from 1985 to 1992, sang on some of the band's most popular albums including Spreading the Disease, Among the Living and Persistence of Time. He had reunited with original members of Anthrax for the 2005-2007 "Among the Living Tour," but this situation is different. Explained Belladonna: "I had been in touch with Charlie and Frank, then I got a call from their manager who said that everyone wanted me back in the band. I thought, 'are you guys for real? You want me up there, fronting the band like it was before?' I was thrilled. We've already started to reconnect with the old ways of having conversations. Everything is easy going and feels really good."

"We're going to do these summer shows and gel as a band," explained Charlie Benante, "get comfortable playing with each other again, and the energy from that should go right into making new music."

Immediately following the final Sonisphere festival in early August, the band will fly back to the U.S. and begin writing and rehearsing for a new album that's expected to be out in early 2011.

"We've got an unusual luxury of hindsight," added Ian. "We finished an album a year ago, we've lived with those 12 songs since then, and we can look back on them and see what we really love and what we can make even better, especially with Joey back in the fold."


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Posted: 11.05.2010 by Amatsu Mikaboshi | Comments (52)