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King's X - Announce New US Tour

US proggers King's X have announced on their official website that the band will return to the North American tour circuit this spring for their first West Coast run in three years. The four-week tour entitled First Church Of Rock And Roll Tour will start on March 28th in Austin, Texas, and extend through April 21st in Denver, Colorado.

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Source: kingsxrocks.com
Band profile: King's X
Event: King's X: First Church Of Rock And Roll Tour
Posted: 07.01.2012 by kual21 | Comments (1)


Threshold - April Pre-Release Shows Cancelled

UK progressive metallers Threshold have announced on their official Facebook page the cancellation of all their pre-release shows planned for April 2012. The reason for the cancellation is due to vocalist Damian Wilson's illness, delaying the band's plans but the band will still continue the recording process of their upcoming studio album March Of Progress.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Threshold
Event: Threshold: March Of Progress - Pre-Release Shows [CANCELLED]
Posted: 07.01.2012 by Dark Blood | Comments (1)


Caliban - New Song Available For Download

"Dein R3.ich", a brand new song from German metallers Caliban is now available for free download at the Century Media Records website. The new track comes off the band's eighth studio album, I Am Nemesis, which will be released on February via Century Media Records. More album details here.

All you have to do is go to this location, add your email and download it.


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Source: calibanmetal.com
Band profile: Caliban
Posted: 07.01.2012 by kual21 | Comments (2)


Visions Of Atlantis - Former Singer Dies At Age 27

Austrian symphonic metal band Visions Of Atlantis has revealed the following update: "In deep mourning and with highest respect we have to notify all Visions Of Atlantis fans that our former female singer Nicole Bogner has passed away at the age of 27 after fighting a severe disease over a long period of time. The band is shocked about the loss of an old VoA-family member but wants to express sincere gratitude to Nicole not only for 5 years of sharing a musical Vision but also for more than a decade of friendship inside and outside of Visions Of Atlantis."

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Visions Of Atlantis
Posted: 06.01.2012 by Abattoir | Comments (28)


Satariel - Founding Member Mikael Granqvist Rejoins The Band

Swedish metallers Satariel have announced that Mikael Granqvist has returned to the band.

Statement from the band: "Satariel welcome guitarist and founding member Mikael Granqvist back in the band. When Mike decided to quit after recording the Chifra EP, we lost an important creative force and also a big part of the Satariel spirit. It isn't an overstatement to say that much of our drive and resolve vanished - to some extent leading us into the long hiatus we've only just recently recovered from. Therefore, we're really happy that circumstances changed and Mike wanted back in. Fuck yeah!"

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Satariel
Posted: 06.01.2012 by Abattoir | Comments (1)


Pain Of Salvation - New Guitarist Announced

Pain Of Salvation is now complete, with the addition of their new guitarist Ragnar Zolberg. The band had this to say about the new addition: "We are certain that Ragnar will have everything that's needed to kick your asses on the upcoming tour, and our first four days of rehearsals only strengthened that feeling. He is an excellent guitar player and an outstanding vocalist, and he knows how to make use of those abilities while rocking out on stage. On top of that he is an awesome person. What's not to like?"

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Source: painofsalvation.com
Band profile: Pain Of Salvation
Posted: 06.01.2012 by BoxCar Willy | Comments (28)


Converge - New Album Title Revealed

US hardcore punkers Converge have unveiled the title of their new album. All We Love We Leave Behind will be the 8th full-length album from the group from Massachusetts and is due to be released this summer via Epitaph Records. All We Love We Leave Behind will be the follow-up to 2009's Axe To Fall.

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Source: metalhammer.co.uk
Band profile: Converge
Posted: 06.01.2012 by kual21 | Comments (2)


Lacuna Coil - Second Album Teaser Posted Online

Italian gothic metallers Lacuna Coil have posted online the second album teaser entitled "Chapter II: While You Sleep", from the upcoming album Dark Adrenaline, due to be released via Century Media Records on January 24th. The video is the second of six conceptual teaser clips to be released by the band before the album release.


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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Lacuna Coil
Posted: 06.01.2012 by kual21 | Comments (3)


Apocalyptica - Cancel Shows In Brazil And Chile

Finnish cello metallers Apocalyptica announced on their official website that the dates previously scheduled for Brazil and Chile have been cancelled due to issues with the promoter.

In a New Year update, the band stated: "A Happy New Year to all of you! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas time with your friends and family as well as a blasting night to start 2012! We are super excited to start our Latin American tour in a few days. It has been years since we met all of you in this part of the world... Unfortunately within the last weeks we faced many difficulties with the concert promoter who was hired to do the shows in Chile and Brazil."

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Source: apocalyptica.com
Band profile: Apocalyptica
Event: Apocalyptica: Latin America Tour 2012
Posted: 06.01.2012 by kual21 | Comments (3)


Swallow The Sun - New Video Online

"Cathedral Walls" (feat. Anette Olzon), a new video from Finnish melodic death/doom metallers Swallow The Sun can now be seen below. The song for the video is taken from the band's upcoming album Emerald Forest And The Blackbird, which is scheduled for release on February 1st. The video was directed by Tage Rönnqvist. More album details here.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Swallow The Sun
Posted: 05.01.2012 by Abattoir | Comments (25)


Lay Down Rotten - New Album Details

The German death metal assault Lay Down Rotten has set February 24th as the release date for its upcoming album Mask Of Malice, and follow-up to 2009's Gospel Of The Wretched.

The album was recorded and mastered by Thilo Krieger in Desert-Inn Studio.

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Source: laydownrotten.com
Band profile: Lay Down Rotten
Posted: 05.01.2012 by DEATH666 | Comments (2)


Eternal Tears Of Sorrow - Update On Upcoming Album

About the band's upcoming 7th album and follow-up to 2009's Children Of The Dark Waters, Finnish extreme power metallers Eternal Tears Of Sorrow issue the following update.

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Source: eternaltears.fi
Band profile: Eternal Tears Of Sorrow
Posted: 05.01.2012 by Flower Metal | Comments (12)


Eluveitie - New Song Online

"A Rose For Epona", a new track from Swiss folk metallers Eluveitie is now streaming online.

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Source: eluveitie.ch
Band profile: Eluveitie
Posted: 05.01.2012 by Sjuk | Comments (25)


Summer Breeze Open Air 2012 - New Bands Announced

Summer Breeze Open Air has a Christmas calendar of its own and has announced its first round of bands for the 2012 edition, a few on each day before Christmas.

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Source: summer-breeze.de
Event: Summer Breeze Open Air - 15th Anniversary
Posted: 05.01.2012 by corrupt | Comments (2)


Darkseed - Part Ways With Vocalist, Replacement Announced

German gothic metallers Darkseed have announced that Mike Schmutzer is their new frontman and singer.

The band states: "Why a new singer? In Harry's eyes, there was no chance to reconcile live dates and his job. When we started to plan new live activities, his sight of the things came to surface... unfortunately after we announced him as our new singer and did the Poison Awaits album with him. Due to intolerable interferences like this, there was no other way than to break up with him."

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Source: darkseed.com
Band profile: Darkseed
Posted: 05.01.2012 by Abattoir | Comments (3)