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Primal Fear - New Album Details Revealed

German power metal band Primal Fear will release a new studio album entitled Unbreakable, which will be out in stores January 20th, 2012, in Europe and January 24th in North America. After a tour through South America in the spring of 2011, more dates in Europe plus an outstanding appearance on the 2011 edition of the Wacken Open Air, Primal Fear were ready to start recording the new album.


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Posted: 15.11.2011 by kual21 | Comments (11)

Power Quest - Announce New Vocalist

Statement from the Power Quest official Website:

"We are pleased to finally reveal the identity of the new Power Quest frontman! Please welcome Colin Callanan to the Power Quest family! Colin, 31, is from Galway, Ireland and will make his live debut with the band in Wakefield on November 27th. The show will be streamed "live" on the internet as well! Previously Colin has been heard fronting his own projects "Dark Crystal" and "Karuna".

Steve Williams commented:

"We are thrilled to welcome Colin into the band. He impressed each and every one of us at his audition a couple of months back and he really understands what Power Quest is all about. His voice and personality are exactly what we have been looking for. Welcome aboard brother!"

Colin added:

"I'm really happy to be joining Power Quest! I've been following the band since their very first demo release on and have already been singing Power Quest songs for many years to help me keep my vocal skills up to scratch. I've always thought it would be great to get the opportunity to sing with an internationally acclaimed outfit such as Power Quest, and was really glad when I got the invite from Steve to come over and jam with the band to see how the chemistry is. Well it was really cool hanging out with the Power Quest family over those days and I tried to give them a good blast of my voice in the rehearsal room so they could see if my technique and style was what Power Quest are after. We both agree it's a good match, and I'm really enthusiastic about being the new voice of Power Quest and offering as much as I can to the band on the old songs, as well as working with the guys to write new material together. I look forward to many more gigs and tours, and plenty of craic as we say in Ireland!"


Band profile: Power Quest
Event: Power Quest
Posted: 14.11.2011 by Kingface | Comments (11)

Evile - Announce European Headlining Tour

British thrashers Evile have confirmed an European headlining tour in support of their new album, Five Serpent's Teeth, which is due to kick off on January 10th in Prague, Czech Republic.

Presented by Rock Hard, the Five Serpent's European Tour 2012 will see Evile bringing their brand of hard and heavy thrash back to mainland Europe following a recent UK tour. The band will be tearing their way across ten countries with support from Portrait and Dr. Living Dead.


Band profile: Evile
Event: Evile: Five Serpent's European Tour 2012
Posted: 14.11.2011 by Project Endgame | Comments (3)

Versailles - More Tour Dates Announced

Japanese neoclassical power metal/J-Rock outfit Versailles have announced new tour dates on their Holy Grail World Tour. After their Latin America Tour in November, reported here, the band will tour Japan and have added more dates to the bill.


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Posted: 14.11.2011 by Flower Metal | Comments (2)

Accept - New Album Title Revealed

The upcoming Accept album will be released on April 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records and already has a name: Stalingrad. The band is currently writing material for this new LP, which will once again be produced by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Exodus, Nevermore, Arch Enemy). The band decided to choose the British producer, the same that produced Blood Of The Nations.


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Posted: 14.11.2011 by kual21 | Comments (15)

Sepultura - Eloy Casagrande Announced As The New Drummer

Brazilian metallers Sepultura have announced that their new drummer is Eloy Casagrande. Eloy will replace Jean Dolabella as the new drummer for the band.

The band posted on their official website: "Brazil's triumphant heavy metal export, Sepultura, has announced the addition of drummer, Eloy Casagrande, to its arsenal of world-class musicians, replacing Jean Dolabella as the band's full-time percussionist. The 20-year-old drum prodigy from São Paulo, Brazil, who won the Modern Drummer Undiscovered Drummer Contest as a teenager in 2006, is more than eager to begin his career with the veteran metal icon."


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Posted: 13.11.2011 by kual21 | Comments (17)

Megadeth - Latin America Tour Dates Announced

Megadeth kicked off its Th1rt3en world tour last Wednesday, November 9th, at Estadio Cubierto Malvinas in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Megadeth played two nights in Buenos Aires and also in Santiago, Chile. The Latin America headlining tour will take Megadeth to countries such as Brazil, Colombia or Mexico in November. It will last one month before the Gigantour 2012, which was previously reported over here.


Band profile: Megadeth
Event: Megadeth: Latin America Tour 2011
Posted: 13.11.2011 by kual21 | Comments (3)

Metallica - To Perform Entire Black Album At Download Festival 2012

Metallica will headline the 10th installment of the Download festival at Donington Park on Saturday, June 9th, 2012, with an exclusive U.K. performance of the band's album Metallica. It will be the eighth time the California metal titans will have played at Donington during their three-decade-long career, having previously performed at both Monsters Of Rock and Download festivals.

The band announced it on their official website: "And our first announcement brings us to the most hallowed of rock grounds, Donington Park, for our return to the Download Festival. The three day festival runs from June 8-10 and we take the stage right smack in the middle of it on Saturday, June 9, 2012."


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Posted: 13.11.2011 by warensemble | Comments (35)

Benefit Concert - Darkthrone, Satyricon And Taake Members Come Together For Jonas R. Christiansen

On November 18th, members from high profile Norwegian metal bands, including Darkthrone, Satyricon and Taake, will take part in a live show called "Algir - Støttekonsert For Jonas R. Christiansen", at Bergen's prime rock venue, Garage. The aim is to raise awareness for colon cancer. In addition, Helheim, Gravdal and Slavia themselves will perform in order to help raise funds and provide 31-year-old Jonas Christiansen with a chance to fight the disease.


Posted: 13.11.2011 by thorsdottir | Comments (20)

Anal Cunt - Track From Upcoming Compilation Album Streaming Online

US noisecore/grindcore band Anal Cunt are now streaming online a track which contains the band's entire side of their 1991 split 7" with The Meat Shits. You can listen to the track at this location. This track will be featured on a 2CD collection of all their earliest works, entitled The Old Testament, set for release on November 22nd via Relapse Records.


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Posted: 12.11.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (3)

Cynic - Entire New EP Streaming Online

Carbon-Based Anatomy, the new EP from US progressive band Cynic is now streaming online in its entirety at this location. The EP was released yesterday in Europe and will also be released in North America on November 15th. More EP details were previously reported over here.


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Posted: 12.11.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (0)

Black Sabbath - Reunite For New Album & Worldwide Tour

The much-anticipated announcement has finally been released on the official Black Sabbath website. The band have reunited and will record a new album and do a worldwide tour. The announcement video can be viewed in the YouTube-video below.


Band profile: Black Sabbath
Event: Download Festival 2012
Posted: 11.11.2011 by Baz Anderson | Comments (74)

Evoken - To Enter The Studio

US funeral doomsters Evoken are preparing to enter the studio in the upcoming week to lay down their next full-length album.


Band profile: Evoken
Posted: 11.11.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (8)

Paganfest 2012 - Bands And First Dates Announced

Noizeletter Magazine has published the bands and the first slew of dates of the Paganfest Tour 2012. The trek will be headlined by Swiss melodic death/folk metallers Eluveitie, support will come from Primordial, Negură Bunget, Heidevolk and Sólstafir.


Band profile: Eluveitie
Event: Paganfest 2012 - Europe
Posted: 11.11.2011 by Promonex | Comments (9)

Rammstein - New Video Online

German industrial metallers Rammstein have released a new video for the song "Mein Land". You can watch it at the band's website or on Vimeo. Jonas Akerlund has again provided the stellar direction.

"Mein Land" is the first single from the Rammstein retrospective Made In Germany 1995-2011, which will be released in Germany, Austria and Switzerland today and the international release date is set for November 14th, 2011.


Band profile: Rammstein
Posted: 11.11.2011 by RcK | Comments (12)