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Ørkenkjøtt - New Song Online

"Livets Frø", a brand-new track from Norwegian alternative metal band Ørkenkjøtt has been made available for streaming over at Facebook.

"Livets Frø" comes off the band's upcoming as-yet-untitled debut release, which will be released as soon as the band finds a record label.


Posted: 31.08.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (0)

Miseration - New Album In The Works

Swedish death metal band Miseration are currently busy working on a new full-length album with producer Marko Tervonen (guitarist in The Crown). The band has also parted ways with drummer Rolf Pilve.

The band issued the following statement: "In about 2½ months we will start recording what is going to be our 3rd installment (album-title tba), since the start back in 2006. For this one Marko Tervonen (The Crown) has been tapped to helm production-duties, at his own MT studios, located in Trollhättan, Sweden. Christian and Marko have known each other since the mid-'90s, so this will not be the first time their roads cross each other. For instance, initially, Christian was the second guitarist of Angel Blake, which is another band of Marko's!

Here is what Mr. Tervonen has to say for himself: "Fuck yeah, kick ass!!! Looking forward producing the next Miseration album, godamnit! My homeboy Christian Älvestam's band. Not so many people know, but me, Christian and a few others (!, oh so mysterious famous people) actually had a secret project going on around 2003, where we recorded some tunes in the style of Katatonia, Paradise Lost etc. Really good stuff if you ask me, but it (for some reason) stayed in the C: Well, nevertheless. I'm really looking forward getting my hands extra dirty producing their hardcore Death Metal!! Let the motherfucking hammering begin!"

As for post-production, mastering duities will once again be taken care of by our good friend maestro Plec!

Last, but not least, we are sad to announce that we have parted ways, on a friendly basis, with our buddy Rolf Pilve. This desicion has nothing to do with personal conflicts or anything like that. This is simply the result of Rolf living in Finland, being a member of several hard-working Finnish bands, unfortunately leaving him very little time to focus on Miseration. This will however not affect any of the other collaborations Rolf, Christian and Jani have got going together. Rolf's replacement will be announced shortly! More news as it happens!"

UPDATE (thanks to 120032)

According to a posting on the band's Facebook, Swedish death metal band Miseration have pushed back the recording of the new album to February 2012.

Here's the full message: "After some discussions within the band, we have agreed on pushing back the recording of our new album until February 2012, due to various reasons. This will however not affect the choice of studio, nor the choice of producer! More news as it happens!"


Band profile: Miseration
Posted: 31.08.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (1)

Pythia - Part Ways With Bassist, Replacement Announced

UK symphonic/power metal band Pythia have parted ways with original bass player Andy Nixon-Corfield. To-Mera/Lost Legion bassist Mark Harrington will be stepping in to replace him.

The band issued the following announcement regarding the line-up changes: "We are saddened to inform you that bass player Andy Nixon-Corfield has left the troops of Pythia in order to pursue other musical interests! Good Luck Andy!

In good news we are delighted to announce the recruitment of Mark Harrington. Mark is no stranger to female fronted metal as he is also a member of expert proggers To-Mera. Welcome Mark!"


Band profile: Pythia
Posted: 31.08.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

Deftones - New Video Online

"Beauty School", the new video from US alternative metal band Deftones can now be watched below.

The clip was directed by 13thWitness.

"Beauty School" comes off the band's latest album, called Diamond Eyes, which was released in May last year.

In other news, Deftones are planning to film their upcoming Russian concerts at Saint Petersburg (September 2) and Moscow (September 3) for a future live DVD - the first in their career.


Band profile: Deftones
Posted: 31.08.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (3)

Börn Again - Busy Recording Debut Album

German-Polish power metal act Börn Again has entered MP Studio in Poland with producer Bart Gabriel (Burning Starr, Crystal Viper, Lonewolf) to begin recording its debut album, entitled Neverending Fire.

The 12-song effort will be completed soon and is tentatively scheduled for a late 2011 release.


Posted: 31.08.2011 by Bad English | Comments (3)

Obscura - Middle East / South East Asia Tour Dates

German progressive death metallers Obscura will do a handful of live shows in the Middle East / South East Asia in a couple of weeks.

The band will tour in support of their latest album Omnivium and will be performing first time ever in Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.

Bass player Linus Klausenitzer will be joining the band on tour to replace Jeroen Paul Thesseling, who left the band in July.


Band profile: Obscura
Event: Obscura: Asia Tour 2011
Posted: 31.08.2011 by JD | Comments (1)

Abazagorath - New Song Online

"Immortals", a brand-new track from US black metal band Abazagorath has been made available for streaming over at Reverbnation and Facebook.


"Immortals" comes off the band's upcoming new 4-track self-titled MCD, which will be released in October/November through Diabolist Services Cult on digi-pack CD, with a vinyl edition to follow.

The effort was recorded during July and August 2011 in Philadelphia, PA and mixed and mastered by Chris Grigg (Woe) at BS1. Cover artwork was done by Worthless of the band Famine.


Posted: 31.08.2011 by DSC | Comments (0)

Steel Panther - New Album Tracklist Revealed

Balls Out, the new upcoming album of 80s-style parody glam metal band Steel Panther will be released on October 17th through Universal in the UK and on October 18th in North America.

Read more to check out the album's tracklist and an audio sample for the UK single "If You Really, Really Love Me".


Posted: 31.08.2011 by CHEF METAL HEAD | Comments (8)

Fleshgod Apocalypse - South African Tour With Bile Of Man, Bleeding Spawn

By the end of March 2012, Italian brutal/symphonic death metallers Fleshgod Apocalypse will embark on tour, dubbed The Detonation Tour, in South Africa. Tour dates can be seen after the jump.

Support on the trek will come from South African brutal death metallers Bile Of Man and brutal/technical death metallers Bleeding Spawn.


Band profile: Fleshgod Apocalypse
Event: The Detonation Tour 2012
Posted: 30.08.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (3)

The Rotted - New Album Details

UK death metallers The Rotted have revealed the artwork, made by Reverend Trudgill, and tracklist for the band's upcoming album Ad Nauseam, which is set to be released on October 31st through Candlelight Records.


Band profile: The Rotted
Posted: 30.08.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (3)

Ava Inferi - New Drummer Announced, Sign To Mythology-Live

Sasha Horn, whom recently left US melodic death/doom metallers Novembers Doom, has now joined Portuguese gothic/doom metallers Ava Inferi.


Band profile: Ava Inferi
Posted: 30.08.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (5)

Mortal Sin - Sign With NoiseArt Records

Official statements

NoiseArt Records is very proud to announce the signing of Australian thrash metal institution Mortal Sin. Their brand new thrash hammer Psychology Of Death will be released on November 18th 2011 via NoiseArt Records including their legendary debut album Mayhemic Destruction as a bonus disc in the limited digipak version. This very record put Mortal Sin on the thrash metal map back in 1986 letting them become a rising star in the scene and throughout their career the band toured and played with acts such as Metallica, Anthrax, Faith No More, Testament, Overkill, Judas Priest and many more…


Band profile: Mortal Sin
Posted: 29.08.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

As You Drown - New Album Details, First Single Online

Swedish extreme death metallers As You Drown have announced Rat King as the title of their upcoming sophomore album to be released October 7/10 worldwide via Metal Blade Records.

The successor to the band's 2009 debut Reflection, Rat King was recorded at the bands own AYD Studio in Borås and was mixed and mastered by Plec (Watain, Scar Symmetry, Miseration) at Panic Room Studio in Skövde in July 2011. Lyrically, the album explores the medieval German folk phenomena of rat kings, which were associated with plagues that devastated the European continent.


Posted: 29.08.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (0)

Novembers Doom - Part Ways With Drummer, Seek Replacement

US metal band Novembers Doom have announced the following statement about parting ways with drummer:

"Due to choices made by Novembers Doom's drummer, Sasha Horn, in both his personal and professional life, only after much consideration, and a long year of a 1400 mile distance hurdle, Novembers Doom and Sasha Horn, have decided to mutually part ways. For once this isn't your typical "musical differences" excuse, this is simply, due to distance and Sasha's pursuit and focus in other directions, it became clear to all of us, he was no longer able to contribute the same dedication to Novembers Doom as the rest of the band. We wish Sasha the best in his future endeavors.

As for the future of Novembers Doom, we are currently seeking to fill this position. Anyone interested in this opportunity can contact us through Several projects are already in the works, and where it's too soon for any formal announcements, we can assure you, Novembers Doom's best days are yet to come."


Band profile: Novembers Doom
Posted: 29.08.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

Absu - Short USA Tour With Infernal Stronghold

In October, US occult metallers Absu will embark on a three-day tour in their home-country. Dates can be found after the jump.

Support on the trek will come from US black/thrash metallers Infernal Stronghold and a second band yet to be announced.


Band profile: Absu
Event: Absu + Infernal Stronghold + TBA
Posted: 29.08.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (1)