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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Posted: 11.11.2011 by RcK | Comments (12)

Iron Savior - Two New Songs Online

"March Of Doom" and "Starlight", two new songs from German metallers Iron Savior, can be streamed at this location. Also another new song, entitled "Heavy Metal Never Dies", which was posted online one month ago, is available for streaming over here.

The three new songs come off the band's new album, entitled The Landing, which will be released on November 18 via AFM Records. More details about The Landing were previously reported over here.


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Posted: 11.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (5)

Blind Guardian - New Compilation Album Details Revealed

German power metallers Blind Guardian have released this statement on their official site concerning the upcoming compilation album Memories Of A Time To Come: "Finally, after all these years, we have found the time to gather our most worthy songs into a best of compilation, representative of our career's first 25 years. From the very beginning it was important for us to undertake this project only if we could put the necessary time and attention to detail into it. With overwhelming nostalgia we have looked back on 25 years and came up with Memories Of A Time To Come, an organic mixture of some of our greatest songs."


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Posted: 11.11.2011 by Skald fra Norden | Comments (22)

Bilocate - New Album Title And Tracklist Revealed

Jordanian dark oriental metallers Bilocate have set Summoning The Bygones as the title of their new album, which was mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studio in Sweden with producer Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Bloodbath, Amon Amarth, Paradise Lost). Summoning The Bygones is Bilocate's early visions presented in a new outfit.


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Posted: 11.11.2011 by JD | Comments (5)

Psycroptic - New Album Details

The Australian technical death metal outfit, Psycroptic, has announced that its fifth studio album, The Inherited Repression, will hit stores on February 7th in North America and February 10th in Europe. The upcoming nine-track full-length will mark the band's second release on Nuclear Blast Records.


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Posted: 10.11.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (15)

Chimaira - Guitarists Quit The Band

Vocalist Mark Hunter of US metallers Chimaira has issued the following statement on the band's website:

"I would like to start off by thanking our fans for a great tour. This last run was a blast, and truly the most fun we've had in a long while. The energy from the audience was exactly what we needed, and a welcoming return. Thank you guys!

Unfortunately, as much fun as we were having, behind the scenes we were aware of some unfortunate realities that prevented us from "living the dream" and having the time of our lives. We had another bomb to drop on the fans.

Early in July we were informed that Rob Arnold and Matt DeVries would be leaving Chimaira at the end of 2011. Of course this was a huge blow, but there were no hard feelings. We understand that life invades art, everything runs its course, and we have to take different paths. We respect their decision and wish them only the best. We made heavy metal history together and that is all that matters at the end of the day. Chimaira Christmas 12 will be their last show, and we've been preparing to make it one that you'll never forget.

I would personally like to thank Rob and Matt for all of their hard work, years of service to Chimaira, amazing songs, and for their friendship. Together we built something special that will remain for generations to come. I'm looking forward to spending another 5 weeks on the road with two of the best (and criminally underrated) guitarists in modern metal.

What's next for Chimaira in 2012? More on that very soon. Rather than try and make light of unpleasant news, or downplay this by hyping up a new line-up, let's take a few to honor Rob and Matt. My favorite solo of Rob's is on "The Heart Of It All" and my favorite riff of Matt's is "The Dehumanizing Process". I'll be cranking those today. What about you? See you in Detroit."


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Posted: 10.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (14)

Dragonland - New Song Online

An edited version of the song "The Black Mare", a brand new song from Swedish power metallers Dragonland, can be streamed at this location.

"The Black Mare" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled Under The Grey Banner, which will be released on November 18 via AFM Records.


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Posted: 10.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (8)

Abigail Williams - New Song Online, More Album Details Revealed

"Ascension Sickness", a brand-new song from US melodic black metallers Abigail Williams can now be streamed in the YouTube-video below.


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Posted: 10.11.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (17)

Metal Storm - Uriah Heep Contest

Legendary rock band Uriah Heep are are about to embark on a ten date UK tour in December, and here at Metal Storm we are giving you a chance to win a guestlist place for the tour date of your choice.

All you need to do for your chance to catch this influential and timeless band on tour, is head over to the contest page here and answer a simple question.

You have until the 29th of November to enter. Good luck!


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Event: Uriah Heep: UK Tour
Posted: 10.11.2011 by Baz Anderson | Comments (4)

Nemesea - Audio Samples Of Entire New Album

Audio samples of all the tracks from The Quiet Resistance, the new album from Dutch metallers Nemesea, are available for streaming at this location.

The Quiet Resistance will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates:

November 17: Spain, Finland, Sweden
November 18: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy
November 21: Rest Of Europe
November 22: USA, Canada


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Posted: 10.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)