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Motörhead - Announce UK Tour With Anthrax

British heavy metal veterans Motörhead have recently announced a UK tour of 10 shows for November with American thrashers Anthrax. The dates can be seen below. Motörhead will be touring in support of their latest album The Wörld Is Yours, while Anthrax will present their new album Worship Music.

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Source: imotorhead.com
Band profile: Motörhead
Event: Motörhead: UK Tour 2012
Posted: 03.05.2012 by Amatsu Mikaboshi | Comments (1)


Firewind - New Video Online

"Wall Of Sound", the brand new video from Greek heavy/power metallers Firewind, can now be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming new album Few Against Many, which is set for release via Century Media on May 21st (Europe), May 22nd (North America) and May 23rd (Japan). The video was shot during the band's latest shows in their homeland Greece by Colin Marshall.

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Source: firewind.gr
Band profile: Firewind
Posted: 03.05.2012 by Abattoir | Comments (12)


Elvenking - Update From The Band

Italian power/folk metal band Elvenking has released the following updates: "Hey everybody! We just got back from Rhapsody Of Fire tour where we had a blast with the guys, their crew and especially with the great fans we met on the road! But now it's time to move on, and we have tons of new things for you coming up! So... let's go!"

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Source: elvenking.net
Band profile: Elvenking
Posted: 03.05.2012 by Abattoir | Comments (5)


Hanternoz - To Enter Studio To Record New Album

Two years after the release of their EP Linceuls D'Écume, French folk metallers Hanternoz have announced that they will enter the studio and start recording drums, guitar and bass tracks for their (yet) untitled forthcoming full-length. According to the band, new folk instruments will be used, and some guests will participate in this record.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Hanternoz
Posted: 03.05.2012 by Lokaeda | Comments (1)


A Life Once Lost - New Album Update, US Tour Dates Announced

US metallers A Life Once Lost have issued a new update from the studio Planet Red in Richmond, VA, on the recording of their upcoming full-length release: "We are hustling along here with this album. It's going to be a beast of a record and fans can expect a little more honesty both musically and lyrically with an amalgamation of the ALOL signature style and some other surprises that have yet to be over played within the metal community. We are making this record because we enjoy the art of making music, not because we have to make a new record. As long as we are happy playing in ALOL, we will continue to grow and take our sound further."

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Source: facebook.com
Posted: 03.05.2012 by BudDa | Comments (0)


Municipal Waste - Team Up With Toxic Holocaust For 12" Split

US crossover thrash metallers Municipal Waste and Toxic Holocaust have announced the release of a new 12" split titled Toxic Waste on June 12th through Tankcrimes Records. It will be available as both a picture disc and as a vinyl with a poster of the cover art and a Toxic Waste beer koozie. The cover art (created by Andrei Bouzikov) and tracklist can be found below.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Municipal Waste
Posted: 02.05.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (15)


Stam1na - Ink Deal With Bieler Bros. Records

Official Bieler Bros. Records press release:

Bieler Bros. Records is thrilled to announce the signing of one of the greatest Finnish metal exports of all time, Stam1na! "Stam1na encapsulates everything Bieler Bros. looks for when signing a new artist, musically ferocious, melodically brilliant and structurally boundless Stam1na is the most exciting band in metal to me at the moment", said Jason Bieler the labels co-founder.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Stam1na
Posted: 02.05.2012 by BudDa | Comments (2)


Black Sabbath - Announce Intimate Birmingham Show

British heavy metallers Black Sabbath have announced they will be playing an intimate Download warm-up/homecoming show to take place in Birmingham this May. The show will be the band's first in Birmingham for thirteen years. A donation to Help for Heroes will be made from the proceeds of the show. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler will be hitting Birmingham's O2 Academy on Saturday, May 19th. No information has been revealed yet about who the drummer will be.

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Source: blacksabbath.com
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Event: Black Sabbath
Posted: 02.05.2012 by Ace Frawley | Comments (23)


1349 - New Video Online

"When I Was Flesh", the brand new video from Norwegian black metallers 1349, can now be seen below. The song for this video comes off the band's latest album Demonoir, which was released in 2010 via Indie Recordings. The video was filmed at the Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway, on September 10th, 2011. It was directed and edited by S.A Destroyer at Necrolab Studio and produced by Concept Machine I:A. A long edit of this video is available for viewing here.

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Source: legion1349.com
Band profile: 1349
Posted: 02.05.2012 by Abattoir | Comments (10)


Freak Kitchen - New Album In Production

Cooking With Pagans, the eighth album from Swedish progressive hard-rockers Freak Kitchen, is being produced for a late 2012 release. According to the band, Cooking With Pagans will include twelve kick butt tunes, which they will take on the road after completion.

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Source: freakkitchen.com
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Posted: 02.05.2012 by Introspekrieg | Comments (3)


Resurrected - Reveal New EP Details

Morbus, the upcoming new EP from German brutal death metallers Resurrected, is set to be mixed at the end of this month by Jörg Uken at Soundlodge Recording Studios. The EP will contain five tracks including the two new titles "Covered With Maggots" and "Bewareness Of Truth" alongside a re-recording of "Butchered In Excrement" and the two cover versions of Fear Factory's "Self Bias Resistor" and Massacre's "Dawn Of Eternity".

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Resurrected
Posted: 02.05.2012 by BudDa | Comments (0)


Marilyn Manson - Entire New Album Streaming Online

Born Villain, the brand new album from Marilyn Manson, is now streaming online in its entirety over here. The new album was released worldwide on April 30th and on May 1st in North America through Cooking Vinyl.

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Source: facebook.com
Posted: 02.05.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (16)


Sarah Jezebel Deva - New Song Online

"This Is My Curse", a brand new song from Sarah Jezebel Deva, featuring Cradle Of Filth's frontman Dani Filth, is now available for streaming at this location. The song comes off her upcoming EP, Malediction, to be released on May 28th via Listenable Records.

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Source: facebook.com
Posted: 02.05.2012 by BudDa | Comments (0)


Slayer - Jeff Hanneman Still Recovering From Spider Bite

Holy fuck balls! We know Slayer's Jeff Hanneman went through some serious shit when a spider bit him last year and he had to battle through the Slayer song-title sounding Necrotizing Fasciitis. Seems it was far worse than the band let on.

From Slayer.net:

Slayer fans everywhere - it's time to let you know what is going on with our brother Jeff Hanneman.

As you know, Jeff was bitten by a spider more than a year ago, but what you may not have known was that for a couple of days after he went to the ER, things were touch-and-go. There was talk that he might have to have his arm amputated, and we didn't know if he was going to pull through at all. He was in a medically-induced coma for a few days and had several operations to remove the dead and dying tissue from his arm. So, understand, he was in really, really bad shape. It's been about a year since he got out of the hospital, and since then, he had to learn to walk again, he's had several painful skin grafts, he's been in rehab doing exercises to regain the strength in his arm; but best of all, he's been playing guitar. We were all excited when he joined us onstage for the encore a year ago at The Big Four show at Coachella. Since then, we've given him all the time and support he's needed to continue his rehab so he can come back to the band fully recovered and able to deliver the kind of shows we all want him to. While Jeff's been doing some writing and has been coming to rehearsal over the past several weeks, he has decided he needs to take more time to continue his rehab. While we want him back onstage with the band, all of us support his decision. So, we're very grateful that Gary Holt will continue to fill in for Jeff, and will tour with us until Jeff completes his rehab and is ready to return. How long will that be? The best and most honest answer we can give you is 'as long as it takes.' We also wanted you to know that we've been doing some writing and recording for the next Slayer album - we've tracked a few songs, and will finish the album when we're off the road later this year. Gary will join us on tour in Europe and the UK in May and June, and then we'll all see you on this Summer's Mayhem Festival.

Thanks to Gary "Exodus" Holt for filling in, and best of luck to Jeff with his continued recovery. Take your time and get strong.

\m/

p.s. - Fuck spiders. And bugs in general.

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Source: slayer.net
Band profile: Slayer
Posted: 01.05.2012 by BitterCOld | Comments (37)


Metal Storm - Hellfest Contest Winners

Over the last month we gave you the chance to win one of two Hellfest weekend tickets by answering three questions. The contest is now closed, so here are the answers and the winners!

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Event: Hellfest Open Air 2012
Posted: 01.05.2012 by Baz Anderson | Comments (12)