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Sólstafir - Former Drummer Responds, To Take Legal Action

Guðmundur Óli Pálmason, ex-drummer of Sólstafir, has released a second statement, which can be read in full below. This statement follows a previous one, which also can be read here where he announced he was kicked out of the band. Now he has responded to the official statement released by the band last month where not much was said regarding the details of his departure. It seems that we are going to see some legal battles in the Köld north as Guðmundur Óli Pálmason is preparing to take this matter to court.

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Posted: 06.07.2015 by RaduP | Comments (8)

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Cult Of Luna - Reschedule North American Tour

Cult Of Luna have announced new shows in North America, scheduled for September this year. The Swedes are going to be sharing the stage with Minsk, Kylesa, Subrosa and InAeona on select dates. Cult Of Luna had announced a three-date North America tour in May, but they cancelled due to visa issues and said the tour would be rescheduled for September. The good news is that the tour has more shows now.

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Posted: 06.07.2015 by BloodTears | Comments (1)

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Dragony - Release Video For Cover Of Kung Fury's 'True Survivor'

Austrian power metallers Dragony have released the '80s metal tribute cover version of David Hasselhoff's video clip "True Survivor". The original version of the song and video clip, which promoted the Kung Fury movie, became a recent Internet sensation, with more than 16 million views within around 8 weeks. Now you can hear Dragony's take on "True Survivor".

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Posted: 06.07.2015 by Dragonherb | Comments (3)

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Wildernessking - Announce New Album

South Africa's Wildernessking have announced a new record! The progressive black metallers revealed that their awaited second album is called Mystical Future and will be released in October/November 2015 by Germany's Sick Man Getting Sick Records. Further information about the album, artwork, as well as the first single will be released in September. All you can do now is wait a little bit longer.

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Posted: 06.07.2015 by BloodTears | Comments (2)

Articles
Getting Stoked: 70000 Tons Of Metal 2016 - Ready For Round Six

Getting Stoked: 70000 Tons Of Metal 2016 - Ready For Round Six

I love the smell of "Napalm In The Morning" well, not really, but there I was, preparing to write this 'Getting Stoked' article, and the organizers of 70000 Tons Of Metal made their first thrash metal band announcement for next year's cruise - Sodom.

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Posted: 06.07.2015 by D.T. Metal | Comments (1)

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Thy Art Is Murder - Holy War

Everyone stop reproducing.

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Posted: 05.07.2015 by Ilham | Comments (11)

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Iron Maiden - Receive O2 Silver Clef Award

Iron Maiden are about to release a new album, a double album in fact called The Book Of Souls. Recently, the legendary heavy metal band has also been awarded the prestigious O2 Silver Clef by Nordoff Robbins in recognition of "outstanding contribution to UK music". Previous winners include The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, Genesis and Queen. Last year's Silver Clef winner was Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin). Singer Bruce Dickinson, and guitarists Adrian Smith and Janick Gers were in attendance to collect the award.

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Posted: 05.07.2015 by BloodTears | Comments (5)

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Napalm Death - Issue Charity Track For Nepal

Napalm Death have issued a previously unreleased track to raise money for people affected by April's earthquake in Nepal. The Birmingham grinders are showing their solidarity and you can too. If you can, head over here for the donation and you get the exclusive track "Earthwire" as well. The money will go to the charity dZi, which focuses on improving quality of life and reducing poverty in some of the most remote communities in Nepal. A small gesture can go a long way.

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Posted: 05.07.2015 by BloodTears | Comments (3)

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Christian Mistress - Premiere Song, New Album In September

Christian Mistress are about to bring more quality metal with their new album. Apart from revealing all the details about To Your Death, the band has also released an audio appetizer. You can listen to "Open Road" here as of now, which is the first single to surface from the record. Get your heavy metal fix right here.

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Posted: 05.07.2015 by BloodTears | Comments (0)

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Perzonal War - New Live Video Online

After recently releasing their new album, The Last Sunset, German thrash metallers Perzonal War have presented their new video. "Metalizer", the new live performance video from the group at Gernhart Studio, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest studio album which came out on June 23rd via Metalville Records. Get thrashing!

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Posted: 05.07.2015 by Bad English | Comments (1)

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Feridea - Announce New Singer, Preview New EP

Finnish gothic/symphonic metal band Feridea has a new frontwoman. Singer Heidi Mankinen and bassist Miika Hänninen left the band. Katra Solopuro from Katra will take over vocal duties. The band also has a new violin player, Heidi Lahtinen. Feridea is about to release a new EP, Into A Dawn, and the preview is available below. See if it is something you might enjoy.

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Posted: 05.07.2015 by Bad English | Comments (0)

Bands
Crimson Wind

Crimson Wind was formed in Palermo in December 2008 when drummer Claudio Florio (Trinakrius, Holy Knights) and bassist Niki Zummo decide to create a band with strong influences in power metal. The founders of the band were then joined by Alessio Taormina and Emanuele "Izzy" Bonura. Their first release, The Wings of Salvation, was published in the the first few months of 2011 through IceWarrior Records for Europe and Rubicon Music for the Japanese market, where it received positive reviews from the general public. After a series of live performances in Italy and abroad, Crimson Wind prepared to record their second album, and having many ideas, the creative minds of Emanuele and Diego began writing the music and lyrics for the new album. Just as the band was about to write the vocals, they received sudden bad news: frontman Alessio Taormina announced he had to leave the band and move to London due to his work. The band spent the whole of 2012 in search of a new singer to replace Alessio.

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Posted: 04.07.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Feridea

Feridea is a Finnish symphonic metal -band that was founded in 2012 by Henrik Airaksinen.

Feridea combines elements of orchestral/film score music influenced by traditional and symphonic power metal, also partly hued with some folk and celtic based melodies.

The band released their first EP called Reborn in Time in 31st of February 2014.

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Posted: 04.07.2015 by Bad English

Reviews
Sunset In The 12th House - Mozaic

There can be very little denying that Edmond Karban and Christian Popescu (of Negură Bunget note) have come a long way in developing and perfecting their sound. First masters of atmosphere in Negura, they have since departed, forming the equally (if not more) impressive Dordeduh in 2009. But the ball's not stopping its rolling there, folks. Get ready for Sunset In The 12th House.

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Posted: 04.07.2015 by Apothecary | Comments (18)

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Vattnet Viskar - Settler

If there was an award this year for "most ambiguous album cover," it would probably have to go to Vattnet Viskar's Settler. Although the image itself reveals almost nothing about the music within, the image that it recreates has powerful implications of blissful unawareness of a fast approaching doom, somber themes that Vattnet Viskar seem to capture with their heavy and airy sound.

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Posted: 04.07.2015 by Apothecary | Comments (10)

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Leprous - Launch Lyric Video, Announce New Shows

As you probably know, Leprous recently released their new opus, The Congregation. The progressive band continues to promote their newest studio album with the release of a lyric video for the dark and emotional track "Slave". The clip was created by well-known Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media. Enjoy the experience below and don't forget to see the band live on their upcoming shows.

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Posted: 04.07.2015 by BloodTears | Comments (0)

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