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Helloween - To Headline Japan's Loud Park Festival 2012

Helloween have announced that they will headline this year's Loud Park festival. The festival is scheduled for October 27th, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan.


Band profile: Helloween
Event: Loud Park 12
Posted: 24.07.2012 by finalfortuner | Comments (1)

Testament - Release Lyric Video

US thrashers Testament have released a lyric video for the song "Native Blood", taken from their upcoming new album Dark Roots Of Earth. You can watch the video below as the album's release date is fast approaching. Dark Roots Of Earth hits stores on July 27th in Europe and 31st July in North America via Nuclear Blast.


Band profile: Testament
Posted: 24.07.2012 by CHEF METAL HEAD | Comments (1)

Brutal Assault 2012 - Last Bands And Daily Program Announced

To make the line-up complete for this year's Brutal Assault, the last four bands have been announced. Byelorussian doom/pagan metallers Gods Tower, French avantgarde metal band Sebkha-Chott and two Czech representatives: old-school death metal band Brutally Deceased and black metallers Trollech will also play in the main stage this year.


Event: Brutal Assault 2012
Posted: 24.07.2012 by BloodTears | Comments (0)

Deathspell Omega - New EP Available For Streaming

The French black metal giants Deathspell Omega are currently streaming their entire new EP titled Drought online through the Season Of Mist Bandcamp page. Drought was officially released on July 3rd in North America through Season Of Mist.


Band profile: Deathspell Omega
Posted: 24.07.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (1)

Mares Of Thrace - Part Ways With Drummer, Replacement Announced

The Canadian sludge/doom metal act duo Mares Of Thrace has been broken. The band has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new drummer after Stefani MacKichan decided to leave: "Hello Everyone. So, due to getting into the educational program of her dreams and its subsequent conflicts with touring, Stef has decided to step down."


Band profile: Mares Of Thrace
Posted: 24.07.2012 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

Zatokrev - New Video Online

"Goddamn Lights", a new video from Swiss doom metal band Zatokrev is now available for viewing below. It was created by Lionel Weitnauer. "Goddamn Lights" is the first single off the band's new album The Bat, The Wheel And A Long Road To Nowhere, which is scheduled for release on August 13th via Candlelight Records.


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Posted: 24.07.2012 by BudDa | Comments (1)

Varg - Reveal New Album Tracklist And Artwork

Germany's folk metallers Varg have announced that the band's new album will be titled Guten Tag. The release follows the band's previous album Wolfskult from last year and will be out on October 5th via NoiseArt Records.


Band profile: Varg
Posted: 24.07.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (2)

Khors - New Song Streaming Online, New Album Details

Ukrainian extreme metal horde Khors upcoming album Wisdom Of Centuries has been scheduled for release on September 11th via Candlelight Records in the US. An European release date is yet to be set. The album is the band's fifth and follow-up to Return To Abandoned released in 2010.


Band profile: Khors
Posted: 24.07.2012 by BudDa | Comments (0)

Metal Storm's Favorite Album Art?

Have you ever taken a good look at some albums in your collection and thought to yourself "My God, if only this piece of shit album was half as good as the album artwork that covers it, it would be a solid 10/10." Pretty much anyone who owns Manowar's Anthology has surely thought that at some point or another.

The point being, it's time to give some props to the unsung heroes who create the album artwork of your favorite, and not-so-favorite albums. We want to know what Metal Storm, as a collective, considers the very best album artwork of all time.

Here's how it works:
Step 1: Go through your album collection, pick out your top 3 favorite album covers of all time, regardless of the quality of the music on the albums.
Step 2: Send a PM to Doc Godin here on Metal Storm with your 3 picks.
Step 3: Tune in on July 31st, and we will reveal the top 50 picks. You can then choose your top 3 favorites out of those 50, and we'll continue to whittle it down in that manner.

The deadline for Round 1 is July 30th.

The point? No point. Just for fun.

- The Metal Storm Team

Posted: 24.07.2012 by Doc Godin | Comments (160)

Hanternoz - To Release Exclusive Tracks Late 2012, Writing New Material

Change of plans for French folk metallers Hanternoz. The recording of a new full length has been postponed and instead the band is recording two exclusive tracks to be released for free on their Facebook page by the end of this year. These are going to be French and Breton versions of one song, but they will be different musically as well as lyrically.


Band profile: Hanternoz
Posted: 24.07.2012 by | Comments (2)

Dew-Scented - New Album Streaming Online

Icarus, the brand-new upcoming album by German death/thrash metallers Dew-Scented can now be streamed in its entirety at Invisible Oranges for a week.


Band profile: Dew-Scented
Posted: 23.07.2012 by Azoic | Comments (1)

Dagoba - Guitarist Quits The Band

French industrial groove metallers Dagoba have announced that their guitarist Izakar has left the band due to differences with one band member leaving the band with no guitarist for now.


Band profile: Dagoba
Posted: 23.07.2012 by Neroese | Comments (2)

Deafheaven - To Release Demo On Limited Vinyl, Writing New Album

A whole bunch of news from the Deafheaven house. The band announced via Tumblr that they are re-releasing their 2010 demo, entitled Demo on a limited 12" LP. The band also stated that they are working on a follow-up to their 2011 release, Roads To Judah.


Band profile: Deafheaven
Posted: 23.07.2012 by BoxCar Willy | Comments (11)

Between The Buried And Me - New Song Streaming Online

"Telos", a brand-new song from US progressive metallers Between The Buried And Me can now be streamed on Metal Blade Records' website and in the YouTube-video located below.


Band profile: Between The Buried And Me
Posted: 23.07.2012 by Azoic | Comments (21)

Motocultor Festival 2012 - Line-up Changes

Due to the cancellation of The Exploited, Deicide, The Generators and Resistance (BEL), some new bands have been announced for the festival. Replacing these bands will be grindcore legends Napalm Death, Brazilian death machine Krisiun, Dutch rock group Peter Pan Speedrock and French doom group Ataraxie.


Event: Motocultor Festival 2012
Posted: 23.07.2012 by Baz Anderson | Comments (5)