News and events

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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Yob - Frontman Recovering From Emergency Surgery, Crowdfunding Campaign Launched

Yob's frontman Mike Scheidt is lucky to be alive following a terrifying medical emergency for diverticulitis. He recently underwent emergency intestinal surgery. A GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign has been set up and all donations go towards his medical bills for past and upcoming surgeries, as well as living expenses while he heals. Furthermore, you can attend the benefit show for Mike in Portland on March 16th. Over 27,000 dollars have already been raised so far.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Yob
Posted: Today by BloodTears | Comments (0)


Falls Of Rauros - Streaming New Track

As they gear up to release their new album, Vigilance Perennial, atmospheric black metal quartet Falls Of Rauros just released the first song off the record. It's the opening track and first glimpse of a new chapter for the band, arriving in full on March 31st via Bindrune Recordings and Nordvis. Enjoy the 10-minute "White Granite" below!

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Falls Of Rauros
Posted: Today by BloodTears | Comments (0)


Crimson Moon - To Play First Show In Ten Years

German based moon worshipers Crimson Moon announced that they will perform live for the first time in a decade. It's all happening in March in Germany.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Crimson Moon
Posted: Today by Bad English | Comments (0)


ARRM - Split With Lonker See Streaming In Full

Polish drone doom bringers ARRM recently released their new split with Lonker See via Instant Classic and if you still haven't listened to it, now it's your chance. The entire release, which includes one track from each band, is currently available to be enjoyed fully on the Bandcamp player below. Why wait? Dive in!

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: ARRM
Posted: 19.02.2017 by Paz | Comments (1)


Marduk - Show In Oakland Cancelled Over Police Concerns

Swedish black metallers Marduk's show in Oakland, California was canceled "in the name of public safety" last night over concerns from Oakland police that the group would draw anti-fascist protesters. Marduk was supposed to play at the Oakland Metro Opera House. Police say the band has been criticized for glorifying Nazi imagery and anti-Semitism.

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Source: nbcbayarea.com
Band profile: Marduk
Posted: 19.02.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (13)


Labyrinth - New Album Title, Cover And More Revealed

After a seven year hiatus, Labyrinth, the legendary prog/power Italian metal band, will return with a brand new studio album, titled Architecture Of A God on April 21st, 2017. Check out the cover, tracklist and more details about the new album process below.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Labyrinth
Posted: 19.02.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (1)


Native Construct - Release Instrumental Version Of 'Quiet World' With Bonus Track

Boston based progressive act Native Construct has just launched the instrumental version of their critically-acclaimed debut release, Quiet World. The instrumental tracks, as was the case with the original release, were mixed by Rich Mouser at The Mouse House Studio and mastered by Jamie King at The Basement Recording in North Carolina. You can listen to the album now via these streaming or download services here.

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Source: metalblade.com
Band profile: Native Construct
Posted: 19.02.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (0)


Dimmu Borgir - Unveil Clip From Upcoming DVD

As 2017 marks the year of the return of Norwegian symphonic black metal giants Dimmu Borgir, they will release their anticipated double-DVD, Forces Of The Northern Night, on April 28th. Available in different formats, the release will contain two live rituals: their legendary concert in Oslo, showing Dimmu Borgir on stage with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and a bombastic choir, as well as the entire performance at Wacken Open Air with almost 100 musicians in action. For now, the Norwegians unveil their first video from the Wacken show where they perform the hymn "Mourning Palace" live with the Czech National Symphonic Orchestra.

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Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Dimmu Borgir
Posted: 18.02.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (5)


Demon Hunter - Debut New Video

The highly anticipated new Demon Hunter is coming out this year and why not listen to some material from it? The metalcore group has revealed the first song off of Outlive. Watch the brand new video for "Died In My Sleep" here! You can get Outlive on March 31st via Solid State Records. Before that, enjoy the new song!

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Source: demonhunter.net
Band profile: Demon Hunter
Posted: 18.02.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (1)


Acherontas - Complete New Album

Greek black metallers Acherontas have revealed that they have completed their new album, which will follow-up their 2015 release, Ma-Ion (Formulas Of Reptilian Unification). The new material is already in the hands of World Terror Committee Productions. The band promises to reveal more about it soon.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Acherontas
Posted: 18.02.2017 by 3rdWorld | Comments (1)


Ashes Of Ares - Drummer Van Williams Leaves

Ashes Of Ares, a Matt Barlow project, just lost their drumming force. The group posted that they parted ways with drummer Van Williams of Nevermore fame. So far, the group has only released their self-titled debut album back in 2013 but the other two remaining members are working on its follow-up.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Ashes Of Ares
Posted: 18.02.2017 by Bad English | Comments (0)


Kobra And The Lotus - Stream New Song

You can start your weekend with some heavy metal courtesy of Kobra And The Lotus. The Canadian outfit fronted by Kobra Paige is streaming a brand new song online. Prevail I, their new offering, is set for release on May 12th on Napalm Records. Check out their new single "Gotham", available for streaming below. The band also revealed the album's cover art and tracklist. Do you like it?

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Kobra And The Lotus
Posted: 18.02.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (1)


Immolation - Release 'Fostering The Divide' Lyric Video

New York death metal giants Immolation are currently on tour in North America in support of their upcoming album, Atonement, which will be released next week on February 24th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the American band has released a lyric video for the brand new track "Fostering The Divide", which means you can enjoy their brand of death metal right here.

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Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Immolation
Posted: 17.02.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (2)


Iron Maiden - Bolivian Parents Name Baby 'Iron Maiden'

Why name your kid Apple or Bruce when you can call him Iron Maiden? That's exactly what a Bolivian family from the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra decided to name their newborn son in honour of the heavy metal band. Their decision has made headlines. The boy's birth certificate has been released, which displays his full name as Iron Maiden Duran Ruiz. At least they didn't name the boy Anal Cunt or Paracoccidioidomicosisproctitissarcomucosis!

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Source: youtube.com
Band profile: Iron Maiden
Posted: 17.02.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (19)


Royal Thunder - Share New Track

Are you ready for some new Royal Thunder material? You'd better be because the U.S. metallers just premiered online a brand new tune from the impending Wick album. The song is called "April Showers" and appears on the follow-up to Crooked Doors, due out via Spinefarm Records on April 7th. If you want to listen to it, head here. Don't miss the opportunity!

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Royal Thunder
Posted: 17.02.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (2)