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Bullet For My Valentine - Start Writing New Material In January

Welsh metallers Bullet For My Valentine have revealed via Twitter that the band will start writing new material in January 2012. The upcoming album will be their fourth full-length record to be released and the follow-up to 2010's Fever.

The message from the band: "Everyone have a good Christmas? Start writing for new record in 3 weeks! What you want it to sound like? MT."

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Source: twitter.com
Band profile: Bullet For My Valentine
Posted: 29.12.2011 by kual21 | Comments (9)


The Gates Of Slumber - Suffer No Guilt Album To Be Re-Issued

Deepsend Records press release:

We're proud to announce the reissue of The Gates Of Slumber Suffer No Guilt album. This reissue will feature the original album and artwork in a glorious 6-panel, matte finished digipak.

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Source: deepsend.com
Band profile: The Gates Of Slumber
Posted: 29.12.2011 by Rog-Mothoth | Comments (1)


Gwar - Cory Smoot's Last Recorded Song Available Online

US alternative metallers Gwar released the final track that was recorded with Cory Smoot, "Flattus Maximus", who suddenly passed away this year, as a tribute to his memory. The track is a cover of Dayglo Abortions 1993 song "Isn't This Disgusting." The song is available through iTunes at this location. All proceeds from the sale of the track will be given to the Smoot Family Fund in honor of the guitarist.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Gwar
Posted: 29.12.2011 by Rog-Mothoth | Comments (1)


Aosoth - New EP Trailer Online

French black metallers Aosoth have released a new trailer for their upcoming new EP entitled Our Crown Of Sins, due out mid-January 2012 via Inferna Profundus Records. The trailer can be viewed below. Our Crown Of Sins will be released on 50 grams black "7 EP, limited to 500 copies with 100 copies containing an A3 sized poster. Pre-orders for this release may be placed at Inferna Profundus Records online shop here. More information about this release was previously reported at this location.


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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Aosoth
Posted: 29.12.2011 by pisymbol | Comments (1)


Dimmu Borgir - Announce New Tour Dates For 2012

Norwegian symphonic black metallers Dimmu Borgir have announced a series of upcoming European and South/Central American live shows for 2012. The currently announced dates are as follows, with more details to be announced in the near future.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Dimmu Borgir
Posted: 28.12.2011 by kual21 | Comments (6)


Power Quest - New Tour Dates Announced

Following a successful first show with new vocalist Colin Callanan in Wakefield in November, UK power metallers Power Quest are pleased to announce they will be returning to Europe in March 2012 as special guests of German power metal legends Freedom Call. Prior to that tour, Power Quest will be starting 2012 by headlining Day 1 of the Arctic Festival in London, at the Bridgehouse2, on Friday, January 6th, 2012.

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Source: power-quest.co.uk
Band profile: Power Quest
Event: Freedom Call: Journey to the Crimson Dawn 2012
Posted: 28.12.2011 by Flower Metal | Comments (3)


Amaseffer - Guitarist Announces New Project

Yuval Kramer, producer and guitarist for Israeli prog metal band Amaseffer has announced a new project ­­- Reign Of The Architect; a new sci-fi saga, featuring some well-known guest musicians and vocalists, as well as introducing fresh, new talents. Reign Of The Architect is an international collaboration started by Mauricio Bustamante, Mexican drummer, and Yuval Kramer himself. It has been in production for the last 4 years. In 2010, Mauricio joined Yuval in Jerusalem, Israel, to finally begin recording their mutual effort.

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Source: amaseffer.com
Band profile: Amaseffer
Posted: 28.12.2011 by BMR Monkey | Comments (3)


Unearth - Announce 2012 Tour With Heaven Shall Burn

US metallers Unearth will take part of the upcoming March 2012 European Progression Tour with Heaven Shall Burn. The line-up for the tour is the following: Heaven Shall Burn, Unearth, Rise To Remain, Neaera, plus a Special Guest.

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Source: unearth.tv
Band profile: Unearth
Event: Heaven Shall Burn + Unearth: Progression Tour
Posted: 28.12.2011 by kual21 | Comments (4)


Falling Leaves - New Album Details And More Guests Announced

Jordanian melodic doom/death metal band Falling Leaves have announced the doom metal icons Niclas Frohagen (Forest Of Shadows, Ningizzia, Genesis Of Pain, Subend), Pim Blankenstein (Officium Triste, Beyond Belief, The 11th Hour) and Nathalie Koskinen (Depressed Mode, Shape Of Despair, Before The Rain) as guests in the band's new album Mournful Cry Of A Dying Sun.

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Source: jorzine.com
Band profile: Falling Leaves
Posted: 28.12.2011 by JD | Comments (7)


Goatwhore - Reveal New Album Title And Release Date

US black/death metallers Goatwhore have announced in a recent interview to Decibel magazine that their upcoming album will be entitled Blood For The Master and that it will be released on February 14th in North America via Metal Blade Records. The album was recorded at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida, with producer with Erik Rutan.

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Source: twitter.com
Band profile: Goatwhore
Posted: 27.12.2011 by kual21 | Comments (6)


Saturnus - Sign With Cyclone Empire Records

Cyclone Empire Records press release:

Cyclone Empire Records has announced the signing of Denmark's Saturnus. The band's new album will be released in spring, 2012. Saturnus made some necessary changes to their lineup in 2009 and started to seriously concentrate on rebuilding the bands inner structure which in turn led to them recording a demo of some new songs which was then sent to various labels. The band were back on the road towards recording and releasing a new album and in bringing the bands sound back to their loyal fans.

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Saturnus
Posted: 27.12.2011 by MELANCOHOLIC | Comments (12)


Lacuna Coil - New Album Teaser Posted Online

Italian gothic metallers Lacuna Coil have posted online a new album teaser entitled "Chapter I: The Injected", from the upcoming album Dark Adrenaline, due to be released via Century Media Records on January 24th, 2012. The video will be the first of six conceptual teaser clips to be released by the band before the album release.

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Source: lacunacoil.it
Band profile: Lacuna Coil
Posted: 27.12.2011 by kual21 | Comments (4)


Cannabis Corpse - Lose Two Members

US death metallers Cannabis Corpse have announced that vocalist Andy "Weedgrinder" Horn and guitarist Nick "Nikropolis" Poulos have left the band.

The band posted the following statement on their Facebook page: "Yo Yo Cannabis Corpse fans, good news and bad news. Bad news: "Weedgrinder" and "Nikropolis" have decided to leave Cannabis Corpse. We wish them luck on their future endeavors. Good news: Cannabis Corpse will continue to play shows and put out killer death metal with a new line up."

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Cannabis Corpse
Posted: 27.12.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (5)


Hammerslag Vinterblot 2012 - Line-Up Announced

The Hammerslag Vinterblot 2012 festival will take place in Tønsberg, Norway, between February 17-18 next year and the line-up has been announced. Nidingr, Harm, Framferd (extended show) and Gospel Of Grief will hit the stage on February 17th and Ragnarok, Iskald, Darkthrone Tribute, Dauden and Exterior are confirmed for February 18th.

Hammerslag Vinterblot is a festival for the extreme metal scene (black, death, grind, thrash). The name "Hammerslag" means Hammerstroke and is taken from Darkthrone's Sardonic Wrath album.

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Source: hammerslagfestival.net
Event: Hammerslag Vinterblot 2012
Posted: 27.12.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (0)


Alcest - New Song Sample And Promo Clip Online

French metallers Alcest have posted a sample online from the song "Faiseurs De Mondes" and you can listen to it at this location. The band also posted a promo clip from a second song, "Autre Temps". Both songs are taken from their upcoming new album Les Voyages De L'âme, which is due for release on January 6th, 2012. Check out the clip below. More album details here and here.

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Source: alcest-music.com
Band profile: Alcest
Posted: 26.12.2011 by Rog-Mothoth | Comments (23)