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Alter Bridge - Premiere New Single

A new Alter Bridge song has arrived! The band is currently readying the release of their new album, The Last Hero, and the hard rock group just debuted the first single from it. The track "Show Me A Leader" can now be heard streaming at this location. To get your hands on their new album, wait for it to hit stores on October 7th. Do you like the album's first song?

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Disillusion - New Single Trailer Released

The progressive metal masters Disillusion have just uploaded the trailer for their new single called "Alea". According to the band, the new single will be out on October 7th, 2016. Also, the track will be over 10 minutes. You can enjoy the short preview below for a taste of the band's first new material in 10 years.

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Guns N' Roses - 30 Arrested At Band's Show In New Jersey

Guns N' Roses' North American tour has been eventful. More than thirty people were arrested on Saturday night (July 23rd) at the band's concert at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Investigators say 30-year-old Kimberly Goodman was charged with aggravated assault against two state troopers, who received minor injuries. State troopers say there were also arrests for solicitation without a permit, disorderly persons, criminal trespassing, simple assault, drug offenses, resisting arrests, open lewdness and harassment. Welcome to the Jungle.

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Demoncy - Guitarist Passes Away

American black metal underground maniacs Demoncy just lost one of their guitar blasphemers, Clayton Charles Vargo, who was known by his nickname Grymoreth. No details were disclosed regarding his death.

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Monolord - Stream Track From New EP

Stoner/doom metal purveyors Monolord are about to release a 10" EP and have now shared one of the tracks from it. The two-song EP is titled Die In Haze and drops on August 12th through EasyRider Productions. Check out the title track "Die In Haze" via SoundCloud here as well as the other song on the release.

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Sabaton - Guitarist Quits

Swedish power metal warriors Sabaton just announced that one brother-in-arms will leave the band. Thobbe Englund has decided to depart. Thobbe will do some more shows during the summer and play his final gig with Sabaton in their hometown Falun, on their own festival Sabaton Open Air, for the release party of the new album, The Last Stand. After that, a new guitar player will carry on the torch.

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Posted: 25.07.2016 by Bad English | Comments (4)

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40 Watt Sun - New Album Details Revealed

Back in 2014, British doomsters 40 Watt Sun announced plans for a new album. Wider Than The Sky has now been announced as the title of that new album. This is the follow-up to their 2011 debut, The Inside Room. Furthermore, you can already check out the cover, teaser and also song titles from the opus.

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Posted: 25.07.2016 by Bad English | Comments (10)

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Asphyx - Share New Album Artwork, Tracklist

Asphyx have just reveled today the gruesome artwork of their upcoming record, Incoming Death. The opus is coming out on September 30th, 2016 via Century Media Records, and the Dutch death metal division is now revealing the album's cover artwork created by Axel Hermannand and its tracklist. See it in all its glory here.

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Posted: 25.07.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (5)

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S-Tool - New Band From Ville Laihiala

Vocalist Ville Laihiala of Sentenced and Poisonblack fame has launched a new band called S-Tool. He is joined in the Finland-based group by drummer Aksu Hanttu (Entwine), bassist Kimmo Hiltunen (Lullacry) and guitarist Sami Leppikangas. If it looks interesting to you, check out their video for the song "Shovel Man" here to get an idea of the music.

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Posted: 25.07.2016 by Bad English | Comments (5)

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Saint Vitus - To Release Live Vol. 2, Debut Track

Saint Vitus just announced a new live release! The doom metal pioneers also unveiled the first raw track taken from their forthcoming live album, Live Vol. 2. The classic "War Is Our Destiny" is now streaming online and available for your listening pleasure below. Season of Mist will issue the follow-up to Live (1990) on September 23rd.

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Posted: 25.07.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (1)

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Aetherian - Join Lifeforce Records, Debut Album Coming

Good news for fans of Greek melodic death metallers Aetherian! The band is no longer unsigned and has joined the Lifeforce Records family. This also means new releases for the band, specifically their upcoming debut album. In 2015, the band released their debut EP, Tales Of Our Times, and in April 2016 released its first video clip for their new single "The Rain". Aetherian are currently working on new songs for their upcoming debut album, set to be released on Lifeforce Records in the summer of 2017.

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Posted: 25.07.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (1)

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A.M.S.G. - Stream Entire New Album

You can start your week by listening to some black metal courtesy of A.M.S.G. The Canadian trio is currently streaming their new musical offering, Hostis Universi Generis, in its entirety online over here. Following the band's debut LP, Anti-Cosmic Tyranny and their limited edition Forbidden Transformation EP, the new A.M.S.G. album (featuring artwork from Jef Whitehead of Leviathan) is being dubbed as "one of the most singular, distinct, and weirdest black metal albums of the year."

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Dark Forest (UK) - Beyond The Veil

Yeah, I like classic Elvenking, too.

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Hellfest 2016!

Hellfest Summer Open Air Festival, Clisson, France, 17/18/19 June 2016

So, after 2014, 2015 saw no MetalStorm delegation at its gates. Which means I missed some stellar bands like Faith No More and Tribulation.
And my Muscadet, too.
So 2016, with its eleventh edition (yep, the very first Hellfest was ten years ago in 2006!) once again featuring a great line-up - quite classical, yet with some real treats too - saw me coming back to the rain-soaked lands Clisson Rock City...
Here's, then, for another round of bloggy Hellfest report. See, I was the sole MS staff member around Clisson this time... But I nonetheless enlisted Ben, a friend with whom I did a few radio shows back in the day (that is, about ten years ago now).

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Posted: 24.07.2016 by Darkside Momo | Comments (0)

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The Absence - Share New Song, Recruit Guitarists

U.S. melodic death metallers The Absence have returned and just shared a brand new song! The group released their first new song in three years, "Septic Testament." The song is also the first to feature their two new guitarists, Joey Concepcion (Armageddon) and Taylor Nordberg (Ribspreader, Infernaeon). The Absence is now recording their 4th full-length record at Kling's Smoke & Mirrors Productions, and are planning an early 2017 release. Satisfy your curiosity about the new material here.

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Posted: 24.07.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (3)

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Five Finger Death Punch - Unveil New Video And Tours

Five Finger Death Punch just released a new video! It's for their next single "I Apologize". Taken from their sixth studio album, Got Your Six, the clip follows Ivan Moody through a cemetery housing deceased rock icons, ranging from Elvis to Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse to Jimi Hendrix. The clip was shot at Los Angeles' famed Angelus Rosedale Cemetery with Nathan Cox directing the band-conceived storyline.

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Posted: 24.07.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (4)

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