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Our news section is frequently updated - usually the stories are sent in by our users, and sometimes by the bands/labels themselves. There's an RSS feed. Events are also submitted by users and feature concerts, festivals and tours from all around the world. Upcoming events are displayed under the Navigation menu - make sure you adjust your Settings to display events from your city/state/country. In the detailed event view you can see the additional info, running order, who's coming to the show (and add yourself to the list) and user comments.

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Taake - New York Show Cancelled Over Nazism Allegations

Taake is about to embark on a North American tour this March and the first show was to take place at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. However, it seems that accusations of Nazism and hate imagery prompted the venue to cancel the show. New York City Antifa is one of the organizations that pressured the venue to cancel the show with other venues also being pressured to do the same. Taake frontman Hoest has issued a statement regarding the cancellation.

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Source: facebook.com
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Barren Earth - Release Lyric Video For New Single

Barren Earth have released the brand new single "Withdrawal", taken off their upcoming album A Complex Of Cages, which will be released on March 30th, 2018 via Century Media Records. The Finnish progressive death metal group share the track in the form of a lyric video which you can discover below. It's the album closer and described as new territory for the band.

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Source: centurymedia.com
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Pillorian - U.S. Tour Confirmed

Pillorian just announced that they will be embarking on another U.S. tour in May. The atmospheric black metallers will be specifically hitting several major cities they missed on the "Autumn Crucible" tour last October and it will conclude with an appearance at this year's Northwest Terror Fest. Below are the confirmed dates and support.

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Source: pillorian.com
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Doomed - Recording New Album

German death/doom act Doomed are currently recording a new album, which means the follow-up to Anna is coming. Titled 6 Anti-Odes To Life, it will feature 7 new tracks and the live musicians have been more involved and contributed to the new album, expected in May.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Doomed
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Bongzilla - Former Bassist Nate Bush Dies

American sludge stoner weirdos Bongzilla announced that former bassist Nate Bush (also in Droids Attack) has passed away. The band simply said: "We lost brother Nate today. RIP big man. We're burning one for you today."

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Source: facebook.com
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The Amorettes - Stream Song, Small Tour Announced

Scottish hard rock trio The Amorettes will release their new album, Born To Break, on April 6th via Steamhammer/SPV. You can check out the album details below. The band will also embark on a small tour as special guests to The Dead Daisies in the U.K. Their new single "Everything I Learned I Learned From Rock And Roll" is available for streaming below.

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Source: facebook.com
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Dan Swanö - 80s Demos And Live Recordings To Be Released

If you like Dan Swanö's work, you might want to check out this compilation. Long before Tobias Forge achieved worldwide fame with Ghost, there was another Swedish hard rock band with the same name. In 1983, then 10-year-old Dan Swanö started Ghost with his 12-year-old friend Anders Måreby, drawing influences from KISS and other classic rock groups of the late '70s and early '80s. It was six years prior to when Dan Swanö founded the death metal group Edge Of Sanity. The young duo composed 60 songs between 1983 and 1988, most of them sung in Swedish but a few in English as well. They made several demo and live recordings but never landed a record deal despite their best efforts.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Dan Swanö
Posted: 16.02.2018 by Bad English | Comments (2)


Runemagick - Recording New Album

Swedish death/doom metal underdogs Runemagick went on hiatus after the release of Dawn Of The End. Now the band is back and working on a new album, Evoked From Abysmal Sleep, currently being recorded. The album will be released later in 2018 on LP (Aftermath Music Norway), MC (Flowing Downwards) and streaming/download (Bandcamp, Spotify). Finally, some good news for their fans!

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Source: facebook.com
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Posted: 16.02.2018 by Bad English | Comments (3)


Blitzkrieg - New Album Coming

Blitzkrieg was part of the NWOBHM movement back in 80's. Now the band is back and will release their new album, Judge Not! on April 27th via Mighty Music. The follow-up to 2013's Back From Hell was recorded at Downcast Base HQ in Newcastle, U.K. by Phil Davies, but the band elected to use a different studio this time around for mixing. Because the Blitzkrieg members all admire the work of Denmark's Hansen Studios, most notably the mix of the Pretty Maids' Pandemonium album, they enlisted Jonas Haagensen from Hansen to mix Judge Not!.

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Source: facebook.com
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Posted: 16.02.2018 by Bad English | Comments (2)


Conan - Reveal New Album Details

While constantly touring all over Europe and the United States, doom purveyors Conan are currently putting the final touches on the follow up to their latest 2016-studio record, Revengeance. Now the band unveiled the first details about their upcoming full length, titled Existential Void Guardian and which will see the light of day on August 31st 2018 with Napalm Records! Mark your calendars.

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Source: label.napalmrecords.com
Band profile: Conan
Posted: 16.02.2018 by BloodTears | Comments (0)


Skyforger - To Play Entire Debut Album, Win Latvian Awards

Some time ago, Latvian Pagan metallers Skyforger announced an Italian tour. Now the band has some other news, because they will play Kauja Pie Saules, their legendary debut album for its 20th anniversary. It will happen at the Zobens Un Lemess festival.

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Source: facebook.com
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Posted: 16.02.2018 by Bad English | Comments (0)


Liv Sin - Unveil New Video

Liv Jagrell's new project Liv Sin just shared their brand new video for the song "The Fall". It's the opening track of the metallers' debut album, Follow Me. In case you haven't checked it out, discover the song below. You just might like it.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Liv Sin
Posted: 16.02.2018 by Bad English | Comments (0)


Burning Witches - Sign With Nuclear Blast Records

Burning Witches has some news to share. The band has signed a deal with Nuclear Blast. Just last year, they released their self-titled debut studio album and new music is in the works.

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Source: nuclearblast.de
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Posted: 16.02.2018 by Bad English | Comments (0)


Clouds - New Song Online

Clouds have posted a not so gleeful message on Facebook this Valentine's Day. Accompanying the message is a new song, called "Do You See Me", which you can listen on Bandcamp or in the video below.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Clouds
Posted: 15.02.2018 by RaduP | Comments (2)


Alcest - Working On New Music

Alcest seems to be working on new music. Now it's a waiting game until we find out if it'll be a new album, EP, and what genre it will be. The band released their last album, Kodama in 2016 so it's about time for something new. You can check out the band's social media sites for more updates.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Alcest
Posted: 15.02.2018 by Bad English | Comments (1)