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Wolves In The Throne Room - Announce New North American Tour Dates

US atmospheric black metallers Wolves In The Throne Room have announced new North American tour dates in January. This special run of new performances will bring the band's final shows in support of Celestial Lineage, released this year, and the band is excited to perform alongside a range of acts on the ten-date expedition, including Master Musicians Of Bukkake, Mount Eerie, Ash Borer, Worm Oroboros and Chelsea Wolfe.


Band profile: Wolves In The Throne Room
Event: Wolves In The Throne Room: N. American West Coast Tour 2012
Posted: 14.12.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (10)

Lacuna Coil - New Music Video Online

Italian gothic metal outfit Lacuna Coil have posted a new music video online for the song "Trip The Darkness" which can be watched below.

The song is the first single from the group's forthcoming new studio album, "Dark Adrenaline," which will be released through Century Media Records on January 24th.


Band profile: Lacuna Coil
Posted: 14.12.2011 by Rog-Mothoth | Comments (18)

New England Metal & Hardcore Festival - Announce Line-Up And Headliners

The line-up for the annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival have been revealed. The festival takes place at the Palladium in Worcester, USA on April 20th to 22nd.

Headliner for Friday is melodic death metallers The Black Dahlia Murder and for Sunday is metalcore act Killswitch Engage. The headliner for Saturday is to be announced on January 2nd.


Event: New England Metal & Hardcore Festival XIV
Posted: 14.12.2011 by Nekrokvlt | Comments (3)

Leng Tch'e - Part Ways With Drummer, Replacement Announced

Belgian grindcore act Leng Tch'e has announced a change in their line-up through their label Season of Mist: "After 4 years the time has come to say goodbye to Tony behind the drumkit and welcome the newest addition to the Razorgrind camp: Olivier Coppens! We'd like to thank Tony for all his hard work and commitment and wish him all the luck in his future endeavours. Be sure to come out to our tour with Origin and Psycroptic to see Olivier in action!"

Here's what Olivier has to say: "I am beyond stoked to be part of this band and would like to thank my new band members, my family and everybody who supports me. Can't wait to crush and destroy, see you on the road!"


Band profile: Leng Tch'e
Posted: 13.12.2011 by BudDa | Comments (3)

Welicoruss - Premiere New Video

"Kharnha", a brand new video from Russian symphonic black metallers Welicoruss is now available for viewing below. The song comes off the band's single Kharnha released in July. More details about it were previously reported here.


Band profile: Welicoruss
Posted: 13.12.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (1)

Darkest Era - To Join Useless Drunken Bastards UK & Ireland Tour

Irish folk/doom metal act Darkest Era will be joining the Useless Drunken Bastards UK & Ireland Tour in 2012. As previously reported, Alestorm will headline the tour and Claim The Throne will be the support act, alongside Darkest Era now.

The band confirmed it on their Facebook page: "We're very pleased to announce a 14 date UK tour with Scotland's Alestorm and Australia's Claim The Throne! The dates take us right across the country and we can't wait! Check out the poster below!"


Band profile: Darkest Era
Event: Alestorm: Useless Drunken Bastards UK & Ireland Tour
Posted: 13.12.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (0)

Metal Storm - Smohalla Contest

It's the time of year for dishing out presents to spooking out your loved ones. The quirky Smohalla is ready to unleash their evil to add to the festive spirit and have agreed to give away two copies of their killer debut album Resilience.

All you need to do is head towards the competition page here for your chance to win.

You have two weeks to enter, as the competition closes on the 26th of December. Good luck!


Posted: 13.12.2011 by Ag Fox | Comments (21)

Metal Storm - Saxon Contest Winners

At the start of the month we offered you the chance to win free entry for you and a friend to a show on Saxon's UK December tour. We asked you to tell us which Yorkshire town the band originally come from. The answer was the lovely town of Barnsley, so here are the winners:


Band profile: Saxon
Event: Saxon: UK Tour
Posted: 12.12.2011 by Baz Anderson | Comments (8)

Decapitated - Covan Wake The Fuck Up Tour 2012 Dates Announced

The final line-up for the charity Covan Wake The Fuck Up Tour 2012 has been announced. 33 bands representing the Polish rock-metal scene will take part in the charity tour to aid Adrian "Covan" Kowanek (ex-Decapitated singer), the victim of a tragic car accident in late 2007.

The following bands will perform in the 10 biggest cities in Poland: Hunter, Decapitated, Frontside, Virgin Snatch, Chainsaw, Corruption, Trauma, Thy Disease, Quo Vadis (POL), Parricide, Masachist, Neolith, Anal Stench, Made Of Hate, Totem, Ciryam, Butelka, Deivos, Milczenie Owiec, Alastor, Calm Hatchery, Beheading Machine, The Sixpounder, Heart Attack, Ogotay, Redemptor, Lostbone, Thrasher Death, Devon and Empatic.


Band profile: Decapitated
Event: Covan Wake The Fuck Up Tour 2012
Posted: 12.12.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (13)

Demonical - Announce Line-Up Changes

Official statement:

We have hereby officially parted ways with drummer Ronnie Bergerståhl and replaced him with Fredrik Widigs. Fredrik has been our stand-in drummer during the past autumn, hence making him the obvious choice for the throne and full time position. Besides that, we are also thrilled to announce that our session live-guitarist Pablo Magallanes has become an official member of Demonical.


Band profile: Demonical
Posted: 12.12.2011 by BudDa | Comments (0)

Diabulus In Musica - Ink Deal With Napalm Records, New Album Details

Spanish symphonic metallers Diabulus In Musica have inked a deal with Napalm Records, which will see the release of their second album entitled The Wanderer. The following was posted on the band's MySpace: "We feel extremely happy and proud to work hand in hand with one of the biggest labels in our genre today. We both seem to share similar enthusiasm towards our new album, that's why we feel confident about our future and strongly motivated. Our upcoming release is full of passion, it's energetic and delicate, and also a big step forward in our music. We are sure that this new deal will bring our music to the next level!"


Band profile: Diabulus In Musica
Posted: 12.12.2011 by BudDa | Comments (1)

Slayer - Headlining The FortaRock Festival In 2012

US thrashers Slayer will headline the FortaRock festival in The Netherlands, taking place on June 2nd, 2012. More bands will be announced soon but two other names have been announced so far. Alongside Slayer, Anthrax and Meshuggah will also perform in The Netherlands in the FortaRock Festival 2012. For more information about the festival go to Tickets on sale starting today.


Band profile: Slayer
Event: FortaRock Festival
Posted: 11.12.2011 by kual21 | Comments (0)

Anthrax - Kick Off 2012 With Co-Headlining US Tour With Testament

US thrashers Anthrax will kick off 2012 with the second leg of the US tour co-headlining with Testament. The second half of this tour will take place for about three-weeks and will start in Las Vegas. Once again the main support band is Death Angel in every date of the tour. The expectation is immense, the first leg of the tour joined these bands for the first time and the reactions couldn't have been better: "This line-up of thrash metal masters is what most metal heads' wet dreams are made of."


Band profile: Anthrax
Event: Anthrax + Testament: North American Tour 2012
Posted: 11.12.2011 by kual21 | Comments (5)

Judas Priest - More European Dates Announced

After announcing the first dates for their Epitaph World Tour 2012 - Europe, UK heavy metal veterans Judas Priest have now announced many more European shows for 2012.


Band profile: Judas Priest
Event: Judas Priest: Epitaph World Tour 2012 - Europe
Posted: 11.12.2011 by kual21 | Comments (0)

Amon Amarth - New Finnish Dates For 2012

Swedish melodic death metallers Amon Amarth have confirmed on their official website four new Finnish shows for 2012. The band will be promoting their latest release Surtur Rising.


Band profile: Amon Amarth
Posted: 11.12.2011 by kual21 | Comments (6)