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Celtic Frost - Bassist Martin Eric Ain Passes Away

According to reports, Celtic Frost bassist and co-founder Martin Eric Stricker has passed away yesterday after a heart attack. The legendary musician formed Celtic Frost with guitarist/vocalist Tom Gabriel Fischer in Zürich, Switzerland, in June 1984 in the ashes of the band Hellhammer, where he also played. He was 50 years old. R.I.P. and condolences to his friends and family.

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Source: 20min.ch
Band profile: Celtic Frost
Posted: 22.10.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (13)


Marilyn Manson - Bassist Twiggy Ramirez Accused Of Rape

Unfortunately, the Decapitated case isn't the only one involving rape accusations in the metal world. Marilyn Manson's long-time bassist Twiggy Ramirez (Jeordie White), who also played in Nine Inch Nails and A Perfect Circle, has been accused of rape, according to Variety. Jessicka Addams, lead singer in the band Jack Off Jill and his former girlfriend, detailed the alleged assault in a lengthy Facebook post.

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Source: variety.com
Band profile: Marilyn Manson
Posted: 22.10.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (9)


Decapitated - Members Formally Charged With Rape, Release Statement (Update)

UPDATE: Two more members of the Polish death metal band Decapitated have been charged with rape and kidnapping in Spokane. After Wacław Kiełtyka (Vogg) and Michał Łysejko were previously charged with rape and kidnapping, now Rafał Piotrowski and Hubert Więcek, the vocalist and bassist of the band, had their first court appearance in Spokane County on Friday for allegedly participating in a gang rape of a woman on their tour bus in Spokane on August 31st.

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Source: spokesman.com
Band profile: Decapitated
Posted: 22.10.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (30)


Sons Of Apollo - Release New Video

The new progressive metal band Sons Of Apollo, which features former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex- Guns N' Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force), have just released the Vicente Cordero-directed video for "Lost In Oblivion". The song appears on their highly anticipated debut album, Psychotic Symphony, out now via InsideOutMusic/Sony. Watch the video now here and discover more music from the band.

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Source: insideoutmusic.com
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Posted: 22.10.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (1)


Elvenking - Stream New Single

As of now, you can check out Elvenking's new single "The Horned Ghost And The Sorcerer"! On November 10th, AFM Records will release the folk power metallers' new studio album, Secrets Of The Magick Grimoire. While fans wait, here's a second brand new Elvenking track. Hear it below and tell us if you enjoyed it.

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Posted: 21.10.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (3)


Evergrey - To Reissue First Two Albums In November

After releasing The Storm Within last year, Swedish progressive metallers Evergrey will now be reissuing two early albums. Two late 90's classic albums are about to be re-issued on November 24th 2017 (December 1st in North America) via AFM Records: the debut The Dark Discovery and the groundbreaking Solitude, Dominance, Tragedy.

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Posted: 21.10.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (1)


Acid Witch - Announce New Album, Stream New Song

U.S. death doom metallers Acid Witch are back! Finally, there will a new album from the haunting duo to follow 2010's Stoned. So, it's been seven long years. Titled Evil Sound Screamers, it will be out digitally on Halloween via Hells Headbangers Records. The first single is "Mutilation Mansion" and you can hear it now. According to the band, this might get you in the Halloween spirit!

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Posted: 21.10.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (1)


Degial - Debut New Song

Sepulchral Voice Records has recently announced the release of Degial's new album. The Swedish death metal bringers will unleash their new full-length album, Predator Reign, on LP/CD on November 24th 2017. Apart from checking out the cover art, created by Paolo Girardi, you can already hear a new song as well: "Thousand Spears Impale". Enjoy!

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Posted: 21.10.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (0)


Morbid Angel - Cancel European Tour

Morbid Angel have cancelled more European shows. After cancelling several festival appearances this summer due to unforeseen problems with a passport for one of the members of the band, the U.S. death metallers promised that the European tour in November/December would not be affected but it seems like that wasn't meant to be. This happens at a time the band is gearing up to release their new album, Kingdoms Disdained, due on December 1st on Silver Lining Music and via JVC in Japan.

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Posted: 20.10.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (2)


The Faceless - Share New Album Title, Artwork And More

The Faceless, who have become notorious for cancelling several tours last minute and constantly changing band members, are finally releasing a new album. The announcement was made by their label Sumerian Records about the follow-up to Autotheism (2012). The good news is that the tech death metallers will release In Becoming A Ghost on December 1st. The pre-orders and a new song will be available on Halloween. For now, check out the album artwork and song titles below.

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Source: sumerianrecords.com
Band profile: The Faceless
Posted: 20.10.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (2)


Killswitch Engage - Announce Tour With Anthrax

Killswitch Engage are joining forces with Anthrax on the KillThrax II tour! It includes stops in the U.S. and Canada. The massive tour happens next year in January, February and March, and Havok will be the opening act for the entire run. Tickets go on sale today.

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Event: Killswitch Engage / Anthrax: Killthrax II North America Tour 2018
Posted: 20.10.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (2)


Thaurorod - Releasing New Album In 2018

Power metallers Thaurorod have broken the silence and announced a new album! Their last release, Anteinferno, happened in 2013 but the newest Coast Of Gold is dropping on February 16th, 2018 through Drakkar Entertainment. Finally the long wait for Thaurorod fans is over and they revealed more about the new album.

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Posted: 20.10.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (2)


Pestilence - New Album Cover Art Unveiled

Today, we find out that in March 2018, Dutch death metal legends Pestilence will finally release their new album, Hadeon, via Hammerheart Records, a few years in the making. The futuristic cover artwork by Santiago Francisco Jaramillo from Triple Seis Design (Lock Up, Dying Fetus, Inquisition) has just been presented and you can feast your eyes on it below. The concept is based on a multi-layered reality, alien presence and negative frequencies.

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Source: hammerheart.com
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Posted: 19.10.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (6)


Rhapsody - Announce 20th Anniversary Farewell Europe Tour

Recently re-united Italian symphonic metal band Rhapsody finished the first part of their "20th Anniversary Farewell Tour". On this successful tour, the band performed sold-out shows in Mexico City, Bogotá, Santiago and Buenos Aires. They also already announced a second Latin America tour leg, which will bring them back to Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Costa Rica, Columbia and Mexico in January 2018. But there will be no break for them because right after this second Latin America tour leg they will visit Europe for 23 shows in 11 different countries.

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Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Rhapsody Of Fire
Posted: 19.10.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (13)


Sólstafir - Premiere New Music Video

Sólstafir just premiered a new video in advance of their European tour with Myrkur and label mates Árstíðir in support of their latest full-length, Berdreyminn. The video was directed by Harri Haataja and cinematographer Vesa Ranta and was filmed in Lithuania.

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Source: en-gb.facebook.com
Band profile: Sólstafir
Posted: 19.10.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (1)