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Rotting Christ - Disclose New Album Cover And More Info

Rotting Christ have previously revealed the title of their upcoming album as being The Heretics and are now are sharing the artwork, created by Greek artist Maximos Manolis, and tracklist as well! The album will be released through Season Of Mist on the 15th of February, so mark your calendars.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Rotting Christ
Posted: 16.11.2018 by Netzach | Comments (7)


Epica - Announce 'Design Your Universe' 10th Anniversary Shows

Epica's classic album, Design Your Universe, was released almost 10 years ago and the symphonic metal band just announced a select number of exclusive shows in support of the 10th anniversary of the record, next year. The album until today holds a special place in the hearts of their fans and includes fan-favorites as "Kingdom of Heaven" and "Design Your Universe". On this tour, they will be performing a special set focusing on this album.

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Source: epica.nl
Band profile: Epica
Posted: 16.11.2018 by BloodTears | Comments (3)


Abbath - New Album Update

A black metal storm is coming from Bergen because former Immortal frontman/guitarist Abbath has been working on a new solo album for a while and has now given a new update. Following the departure of bassist King Ov Hell, Abbath will enter Dub Studios in Kristiansand, Norway on December 3rd to begin recording his second album. Helming the effort will be producer Endre Kirkesola.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Abbath
Posted: 16.11.2018 by Bad English | Comments (2)


Deceased - Drummer Dave Castillo Dies

Deceased and October 31 drummer Dave Castillo has, sadly, died. Deceased vocalist and bandleader King Fowley confirmed the news in a Facebook post. No cause of death has been given. Castillo drummed with Deceased from 2003 to 2008 and again from 2012 until present. His final recorded output will be heard on the band's Ghostly White album, which will be released this Friday.

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Source: decibelmagazine.com
Band profile: Deceased
Posted: 16.11.2018 by Bad English | Comments (1)


Arrayan Path - Share New Album Teaser

Cyprus power metal Spartans Arrayan Path recently announced a new album and shared a new song. Now, they have also shared an album teaser, featuring snippets of all the tracks on the upcoming Archegonoi. You can get your hands on the new album on November 30th, 2018 via Pitch Black Records.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Arrayan Path
Posted: 16.11.2018 by Bad English | Comments (0)


Monolord - Sign To Relapse Records, New Album Coming Late 2019

Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of Swedish trio Monolord. Monolord's yet-to-be-titled fourth studio album is expected to be released in late 2019. Stay tuned for more information. The band is currently on tour throughout Europe with Kadavar (GER).

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Source: label.relapse.com
Band profile: Monolord
Posted: 16.11.2018 by Abattoir | Comments (0)


Born Of Osiris - Bassist Leaves The Band

After roughly a decade with the band, bassist David Da Rocha has exited Born Of Osiris. David contributed his share on all five studio album that the band has released up to now. Additionally, Born Of Osiris already confirmed the replacement. His spot will be filled by Nick Rossi.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Born Of Osiris
Posted: 16.11.2018 by Abattoir | Comments (0)


Decibel Tour - 2019 Bands And Dates Announced

Decibel Magazine has announced the lineup and dates for the 2019 Decibel Magazine Tour. The North American tread will feature Cannibal Corpse on select dates, Morbid Angel, Immolation on select dates, Necrot, and Blood Incantation. This is the first time Cannibal Corpse and Morbid Angel will play together in the U.S. Immolation will join the final week of the tour as main support to Morbid Angel, as Cannibal Corpse exit the tour after the New York City date.

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Source: decibelmagazine.com
Band profile: Cannibal Corpse
Posted: 15.11.2018 by VIG | Comments (2)


Steel Panther - Enter The Studio

California glam metal favorites Steel Panther have entered the studio on Tuesday, November 13th to begin laying down drums for their fifth album at Sphere Studios in Los Angeles. Drummer Stix Zadinia tweeted on Sunday: "Holy shit. We are doin it again! These songs are gonna fuuuuck your face up. In the cool way." The band also announced new tour dates.

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Source: twitter.com
Band profile: Steel Panther
Posted: 15.11.2018 by Bad English | Comments (2)


Minas Morgul - Recording New Music

German pagan black metal horde Minas Morgul just shared clips on their Facebook page, revealing that the band is working on new tracks. According to them, they will release new tracks this December 2018. Minas Morgul also has a new line-up with new frontman Robert "Robse" Dahn (Equilibrium, Vrankenvorde, Malleus Maleficarum).

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Minas Morgul
Posted: 15.11.2018 by Bad English | Comments (0)


Tygers Of Pan Tang - New Live Album Coming

On December 21st, Mighty Music will release Tygers Of Pan Tang's Hellbound Spellbound Live 1981, remixed and remastered, featuring the band's classic lineup. The show was originally recorded live by Chris Tsangarides at Nottingham Rock City in 1981 and was remixed and remastered by Søren Andersen (Glenn Hughes, Mike Tramp) in October at the Medley Studios in Denmark.

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Source: targetshop.dk
Band profile: Tygers Of Pan Tang
Posted: 15.11.2018 by Bad English | Comments (0)


Oakenshield - Announce New Release And Live Lineup

Here's some good news for Oakenshield fans, because the band will perform live for the very first time. The folk metallers led by Ben Corkhill have also released Lyke Wake Dirge today. Recorded in 2010 and unreleased since, it finally sees the light of day on digital pay-as-you-feel download on Bandcamp. This mini-release comprises two traditional arrangements and a cover version.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Oakenshield
Posted: 15.11.2018 by Bad English | Comments (0)


Helix - Drummer Hospitalized After Fracturing Skull In Fall

Greg "Fritz" Hinz, longtime drummer for Canadian hard rockers Helix, was placed in a medically induced coma after fracturing his skull in a fall from the roof of his house. According to Helix singer Brian Vollmer, Hinz's injuries "are not life-threatening" but doctors were "keeping him in a coma and on breathing tubes until they feel he's all right to come out of it." He has multiple fractures but the good news is that he was brought out of his drug induced coma.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Helix
Posted: 15.11.2018 by Bad English | Comments (0)


Black Oath - Member Forms New Band

There is a new band in town called NUN and it features members of Black Oath, Opera IX, Extirpation and Mefitic. According to the group, NUN's first release is turning out great and extremely dark, with 12 minutes of ancient doomed black metal. Final mix/mastering will be done once again at Toxic Basement Studio.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Black Oath
Posted: 15.11.2018 by Bad English | Comments (0)


Askvald - Working On New Split

German one man black metal, neofolk act Askvald released their latest album, Nachtschattenreich, this summer. Now, the band's mastermind Apocaleon, real name Sven Hornig, said that he is working on a special new concept split with Demiurge.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Askvald
Posted: 15.11.2018 by Bad English | Comments (0)