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Hallatar - Announce Finnish Tour

Finnish doom metal sensation Hallatar, which was born out of the mourning for the loss of Aleah Starbridge, will now invade some home country clubs. The band who released last year the acclaimed debut, No Stars Upon The Bridge, which was based on the lyrics and poems of Aleah Starbridge, will tour in Finland in February and March.

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Posted: 10.01.2018 by Bad English | Comments (7)

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Black Label Society - Postpone Canadian Gigs

There were some sad news for Canadian Black Label Society fans this week. Zakk Wylde was forced to cancel the Toronto and Montreal shows because of illness. We can all cheer him up by playing their new song. That did not affect Corrosion Of Conformity and Eyehategod as both bands still played.

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Posted: 10.01.2018 by Bad English | Comments (0)

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Spiritus Mortis - Introduce New Vocalist

Finnish doom bringers Spiritus Mortis have announced that the vocal duties in the band have changed. Long-time frontman Sami Albert Hynninen will be replaced by Kimmo Perämäki of Celesty and Diesense. The group didn't explain why Sami left.

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Power Trip - Confirm North American Tour

American thrashers Power Trip confirm an extensive headlining tour across North America. Supporting them on road will be Sheer Mag, Fury and Red Death. Among others, Power Trip will also perform on several festivals - Welcome To Rockville, Fort Rock Festival, Carolina Rebellion, Rock On The Range, Modified Ghosts Festival. This tour will follow the European one, where they will be supporting Trivium. Confirmed list of their North American tour dates can be found below.

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Posted: 10.01.2018 by Bad English | Comments (0)

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Shining - X - Varg Utan Flock

Niklas Kvarforth is one of the most controversial figures in the metal scene, but even those who dislike his personality and behaviour - myself included - do admit that Shining's music is most of the time top-tier metal to slash your wrists to. However, X - Varg Utan Flock is so much more than just the depressive/suicidal black metal child of a troubled mind.

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Posted: 09.01.2018 by nikarg | Comments (7)

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Babymetal - Guitarist Passes Away

Babymetal have shared some sad news with their fans today. They have confirmed that their Kami Band guitarist, the backing group for the J-Pop outfit, Mikio Fujioka has tragically died very young at the age of 36. Fujioka was also a lecturer at a Japanese music school and published several guitar textbooks. Rest in peace...

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Posted: 09.01.2018 by BloodTears | Comments (2)

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Accu§er - Unveil New Lyric Video

German thrashers, Accu§er, are set to release their new album, entitled The Mastery, on January 26th via Metal Blade Records. The band has already revealed the song "Mission: Missile" and they are now premiering the lyric video for "Time For Silence", which you can watch below.

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Posted: 09.01.2018 by nikarg | Comments (0)

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Immortal - Complete New Album

The last we've heard of Immortal, the black metal legends promised to begin recording their new album last year. Now, a year later, that album is completed to finally follow 2009's All Shall Fall. The album will be released by Nuclear Blast Records in 2018 (release date will follow) and contain the following tracks: 'Northern Chaos Gods', 'Into Battle Ride', 'Gates To Blashyrkh', 'Grim And Dark', 'Called To Ice', 'Where Mountains Rise', 'Blacker Of Worlds' and 'Mighty Ravendark'.

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Posted: 09.01.2018 by BloodTears | Comments (23)

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Horna - Stream New EP And Split

Black metallers Horna are currently streaming their new release, Kuolleiden Kuu. It was recorded and mixed at Blackvox Studio, during the Hengen Tulet album sessions. It's also the last recording with Vainaja on drums. You can now stream the entire piece, out now via World Terror Committee, below.

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Posted: 09.01.2018 by BloodTears | Comments (1)

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Black Label Society - Another New Track Streaming Online

Black Label Society are set to drop their new album Grimmest Hits later this month, on January 19th via eOne. The band is pleased to share another new track, titled "Trampled Down Below", now available for streaming through the SoundCloud down under. You can also listen to their first single, "Room Of Nightmares", previously reported in our news here.

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Posted: 09.01.2018 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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The Crown - New Album Detailed, Premiere New Track

Swedes The Crown have announced their new album, Cobra Speed Venom, for a March 16th release through Metal Blade Records. The album was produced together with Fredrik Nordstrom at Studio Fredman. In addition to the new album details, which can be seen below, the band also present a new official video for the first single, "Iron Crown". Do not hesitate and check out the new stuff now.

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Posted: 09.01.2018 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Hooded Menace - New Song Online

Having already revealed "Charnel Relfections" and "In Eerie Deliverance", Hooded Menace are now premiering the third dark masterpiece taken from their forthcoming new album, Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed, due out on January 26th via Season Of Mist. Check out "Sempiternal Grotesqueries" below.

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Posted: 08.01.2018 by nikarg | Comments (3)

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Laster - Signs With Prophecy Productions

Atmospheric black metal band Laster has signed with Prophecy Productions. The Dutch group, which formed in 2012, is currently hard at work on its third full-length release and follow up to last year's Ons Vrije Fatum. Their Prophecy debut is expected in 2018.

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Posted: 08.01.2018 by BloodTears | Comments (1)

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Ilsa - Reveal New Album Details And Single

Ilsa's 5th studio album, Corpse Fortress, will be released on March 2nd on CD/LP/DLX LP/Digital via Relapse Records. It was recorded by Kevin Bernsten (Full Of Hell​, Code Orange​, Magrudergrind, Integrity) in Baltimore, MD at Developing Nations Recording Studio and the opening track, "Hikikomori", is available for streaming below.

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Ex Eye - Ex Eye

This is a metal album made by jazz musicians. No, they're not Shining.

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Posted: 08.01.2018 by RaduP | Comments (10)

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Exmortus - Back In The Studio, Recruit Warbringer Members For Studio Sessions

US thrashers Exmortus are back in the studio. The band began recording the upcoming new album with producer Zack Ohren (Immolation, Fallujah) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA. Warbringer's drummer Carlos Cruz and guitarist Chase Becker will be joining vocalist/guitarist Jadran "Conan" Gonzalez and bassist Cody Nunez for the recording sessions.

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Posted: 08.01.2018 by Abattoir | Comments (0)