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Grima - Debut New Song, Album Details

Siberian atmospheric black metal band Grima is set to release their brand new studio album Tales Of The Enchanted Woods through Naturmacht Productions on February 25th. The follow-up to the promising Devotion To Lord will be an eight-track release. Feast your eyes on the cover and more details below. More importantly, enjoy the new track "The Moon And Its Shadows" as an introduction to the record.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Grima
Posted: Today by Paz | Comments (0)


Soen - Share Video For New Track 'Lucidity'

As the anticipation builds for the release of Soen's new album, Lykaia, the Swedish progressive outfit has revealed a second song off of it. Fans already had the chance to listen to "Sectarian" and now there's a video for "Lucidity". The 7-minute song "Lucidity," as well as most of Lykaia's music, was written by drummer Martin Lopez and vocalist Joel Ekelöf.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Soen
Posted: 22.01.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (2)


Rammstein - New Concert Film Getting Theatrical Release

Rammstein: Paris, a new concert-film by Jonas Åkerlund, will screen in selected cinemas across the world on the 23rd of March 2017! Screening dates for Germany, Austria, Switzerland are March 23rd, 24th and 29th, 2017. During the "Made in Germany" tour, Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund filmed two acclaimed Rammstein concerts in March 2012 - each for an audience of 17,000 at the Bercy Arena in Paris. In the resulting film (with 16 songs from the entire repertoire), Jonas Åkerlund takes a radically new approach to capturing the emotion and thrill of Rammstein's live performance.

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Source: rammstein.de
Band profile: Rammstein
Posted: 22.01.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (0)


The Unity - New Song Launched

Metal Storm has previously reported that Gamma Ray members drummer Michael Ehré and guitarist Henjo Richter have launched the new power metal band The Unity. Today you can hear a bit of what they have to offer. Check out their new single "Rise And Fall" which comes off the band's upcoming self-titled debut album, out on May 5th via Steemhammer/SVP.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: The Unity
Posted: 22.01.2017 by Bad English | Comments (0)


Panndora - Announce Comeback Show

We already knew that Brazilian all-female heavy metal act Panndora will be back on the road. Now they have confirmed that they will play live again after a hiatus of almost two years. Panndora will support Grave Digger in Brazil.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Panndora
Posted: 22.01.2017 by Bad English | Comments (0)


Bell Witch - To Release New Album 2017

Funeral doomers Bell Witch are going to release a new album 2017. The band will enter the studio in March and the album is scheduled to be released in the autumn of 2017. The new album will be the first featuring new drummer/vocalist Jesse Shreibman, and according to the band's Facebook page, Shreibman is also going to play an analog organ on the album. The record will be called As Above, So Below and it will be one song divided into seven movements.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Bell Witch
Posted: 21.01.2017 by LuciferOfGayness | Comments (4)


Rhapsody Of Fire - Announce Special Release

After announcing their new line-up recently (the addition of new vocalist Giacomo Voli and drummer Manu Lotter), Italian symphonic power metal kings Rhapsody Of Fire are now working on their upcoming release, which will be a 75 minutes long album revisiting a selection of songs written and produced during the 5 first years of the Rhapsody Era (1997-2002). 14 epic tracks completely re-recorded! All drums, bass, guitars, keyboards, vocals, epic choirs, opera choirs, and numerous classical instruments have been recorded already.

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Source: rhapsodyoffire.com
Band profile: Rhapsody Of Fire
Posted: 21.01.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (6)


Inquisition - Problems Entering Canada, Cancel Appearances

Colombians at heart, Inquisition later relocated to the U.S. and are currently touring in support of Mayhem in North America. Unfortunately, they had to cancel the Canadian shows in Montreal and Toronto due to an Immigration issue. Sadly, the Canadian fans will not be able to see Inquisition perform.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Inquisition
Posted: 21.01.2017 by Bad English | Comments (7)


Skyclad - New Album Recorded

British folk metal pioneers Skyclad have their new album "in the bag," which was their preferred choice of words for telling us that their as-of-yet untitled 13th studio LP has been fully recorded in studio and is now awaiting mixing and mastering.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Skyclad
Posted: 21.01.2017 by Netzach | Comments (7)


Acrimonious - Set Release Date For New Album

Greek black metallers Acrimonious have revealed the release date of their third full-length album Eleven Dragons, the long awaited follow-up to 2012's Sunyata.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Acrimonious
Posted: 21.01.2017 by 3rdWorld | Comments (1)


Thunder - New Video Released

British hard rock band Thunder (more known for the song "River Of Pain") will bring to light a new album entitled Rip It Up on February 10th through earMUSIC. As a first taste, the group has shared a new video for the new track and album opener "No One Gets Out Alive".

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Thunder
Posted: 21.01.2017 by Bad English | Comments (0)


Holy Martyr - New Album Coming

Italian epic heavy metal band Holy Martyr will release a new album called Darkness Shall Prevail this year. Their first new full-length in six years will be out on March 10th, 2017 on Dragonheart Records! Stay tuned for the tracklist and more info on that. In the meantime, check out the cover art.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Holy Martyr
Posted: 21.01.2017 by Bad English | Comments (0)


Thy Art Is Murder - Vocalist C.J. McMahon Returns, New Song Released

Australia's incendiary extreme musical export Thy Art Is Murder officially announced the return of a very familiar face. Vocalist C.J. McMahon is back into the fold. To cement McMahon's return to his rightful throne, the band has released a brand new song entitled "No Absolution". Check out the song here. Moreover, there's a new record to be released later this year.

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Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Thy Art Is Murder
Posted: 20.01.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (2)


Iron Maiden - Announce North American Tour With Ghost

Iron Maiden's hugely successful The Book Of Souls World Tour will return to North America for an extensive series of arena and amphitheater shows in summer 2017. The mammoth tour opened in Florida last February playing fourteen sold-out shows in the U.S.A and Canada along with a further 58 concerts in 34 other countries around the globe. Iron Maiden welcome Ghost as their special guests for the North American leg of The Book Of Souls World Tour.

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Source: ironmaiden.com
Band profile: Iron Maiden
Posted: 20.01.2017 by Dominus | Comments (3)


Cellar Darling - Join Nuclear Blast, Debut Album In 2017

Cellar Darling have found a label home and signed to Nuclear Blast. After their split with Eluveitie, Anna Murphy, Ivo Henzi and Merlin Sutter reached out for new shores in 2016 and are currently working on their debut album, to be released in 2017. The recordings start this month.

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Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Cellar Darling
Posted: 20.01.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (1)