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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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Source: chimaira.com
Band profile: Chimaira
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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Source: thegreybanner.com
Band profile: Dragonland
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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Source: youtube.com
Band profile: Abigail Williams
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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Source: metalstorm.net
Band profile: Uriah Heep
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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Source: youtube.com
Band profile: Nemesea
Posted: 10.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)


The Man-Eating Tree - New Video Online

"Armed", the new video from Finnish metallers The Man-Eating Tree, can be viewed at this location. The clip was filmed by Mutant Koala Pictures.

"Armed" comes off the band's forthcoming album, Harvest, which will be released on November 28 via Century Media Records.

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Source: youtube.com
Band profile: The Man-Eating Tree
Posted: 10.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (6)


All Shall Perish - Another New Video Online

"Royalty Into Exile", the new video from US metallers All Shall Perish, can be viewed at this location. The clip, which was shot on September 29 at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, was directed by Tommy Jones for Scion A/V Metal.

"Royalty Into Exile" comes off the band's latest album, entitled This Is Where It Ends, which was released on July 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records.


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Source: youtube.com
Band profile: All Shall Perish
Posted: 10.11.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (2)


Nightwish - New Video Online

"Storytime", the brand-new video by Finnish symphonic metallers Nightwish can now be streamed in the YouTube-video below.

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Source: nightwish.com
Band profile: Nightwish
Posted: 09.11.2011 by Array | Comments (78)


Alcest - New Album Artwork Revealed

French blackgaze band Alcest has revealed the cover artwork for its third full-length album Les Voyages De L'Âme, which is planned for an early 2012 release.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Alcest
Posted: 09.11.2011 by Array | Comments (44)


Swallow The Sun - New Album Details

Emerald Forest And The Blackbird, the brand-new upcoming album by Finnish doomsters Swallow The Sun is scheduled to be released on February 1st through Spinefarm Records.

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Source: swallowthesun.net
Band profile: Swallow The Sun
Posted: 09.11.2011 by Array | Comments (21)


Blut Aus Nord - New Album Streaming Online

Pitchfork is now streaming French black metallers Blut Aus Nord's new album entitled 777 - The Desanctification in its entirety at this location. This album is the second part of the "777" trilogy and marks Blut Aus Nord's eleventh studio release.

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Source: pitchfork.com
Band profile: Blut Aus Nord
Posted: 09.11.2011 by pisymbol | Comments (10)


Esoteric - New Album Streaming Online

UK funeral doom metallers Esoteric's upcoming new album Paragon Of Dissonance is now streaming online at this location. The album is set to be released on November 11th through Season Of Mist. More album details were previously reported over here.

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Source: kaaoszine.fi
Band profile: Esoteric
Posted: 09.11.2011 by BloodTears | Comments (7)


White Skull - Reveal New Album Title And Enter The Studio

After former vocalist Federica "Wild Sister" De Boni came back, the Italian power metal band White Skull has been working on their new album. Finally, the band announced that their new album will be entitled Under This Flag. They also confirmed that the band entered the studio on November 3rd to begin recording the new album to be released sometime during 2012.

The band posted the following on their official Facebook page: "The band will enter the studio on 3 November to begin work on new album, the title will be Under This Flag. In the near future other news."

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: White Skull
Posted: 09.11.2011 by Sostoa | Comments (2)


Gojira - Ink Deal With Roadrunner Records

Roadrunner Records press release:

Roadrunner Records announced today the addition of French metal behemoths Gojira to the label. The band is universally recognized as one of the most talented and extreme art-metal acts on the scene today. Gojira is one of those rare bands that comes along every couple of years and takes everything you know about metal, twists it, reimagines it and comes up with something wholly unique. It's doubtful you've heard anything like Gojira before. The band makes that much of an impact with its music and approach.

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Source: roadrunnerrecords.com
Band profile: Gojira
Posted: 09.11.2011 by warensemble | Comments (6)


Saint Vitus - Sign With Season Of Mist

Season Of Mist press release:

Season of Mist is proud to welcome doom legends Saint Vitus to the roster! The band just completed their eighth studio album, their first since 1995. Saint Vitus is now made of guitarist Dave Chandler, drummer Henry Vasquez, bassist Mark Adams and seminal vocalist Scott "Wino" Weinrich, who recorded his first album with the band in over 20 years!

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Source: season-of-mist.com
Band profile: Saint Vitus
Posted: 09.11.2011 by Dizzeke | Comments (4)