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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 (3)

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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 (9)

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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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Posted: 25.07.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (1)

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Dark Forest (UK) - Beyond The Veil

Yeah, I like classic Elvenking, too.

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Posted: 25.07.2016 by Susan | Comments (5)

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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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Every Time I Die - Release New Track

Every Time I Die are readying the release of a new album, called Low Teens. It will be available in stores September 23rd on Epitaph Records. The always consistent metalcore band is now showcasing the tune "Glitches". Frontman Keith Buckley wrote the lyrics after the terrorist attack in Paris. See if you like it below.

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Posted: 24.07.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (2)

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Ghoul - New Song Online

Today, you can hear another new song from Ghoul's upcoming record, Dungeon Bastards. It's called "Shred The Dead" and it's another thrash metal attack. Listen to the song via Bandcamp. Their new album will see its official release on July 29th, 2016 via Tankcrimes Records.

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Posted: 24.07.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (0)

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Hatebreed - Unveil New Music Video

Having recently released a new album, The Concrete Confessional, Hatebreed continue to promote it now with a new music video. The Connecticut hardcore unit made a video for the track "Something's Off" and the clip was directed by David Broadsky. Check it out. You can catch Hatebreed live on the upcoming The Concrete Confessional North American Tour 2016 with DevilDriver, Devil You Know in September/October.

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Posted: 23.07.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (1)

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Goatwhore - Announce U.S. Live Dates

Goatwhore will return to the U.S. tour circuit this fall on a short run of live shows prior to and following their Ozzfest appearance in San Bernardino, California on September 24th. The trek will commence on September 16th and rupture fifteen stages through October 1st. Support will be provided by The Blood Royale on select dates. The band's latest U.S. journey will follow a two-week trek in Europe, set to kick off next month. For now, there is no word on the follow-up to Constricting Rage Of The Merciless (2014).

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Posted: 23.07.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (1)

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Jason Newsted - Launches New Project

The short-lived Newsted project might be over but American bass player Jason Newsted (ex-Metallica, Voivod, Flotsam And Jetsam) is launching a new acoustic project called Would And Steal with Rob Tucker. Stay tuned for more news about that coming soon but he has debuted the new acoustic duo Would And Steal at Mighty Fine Guitars in California. You can watch that performance here. Jason Newsted plays guitar.

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Posted: 23.07.2016 by Bad English | Comments (4)

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