Metal news




Devin Townsend - To Perform A Special Show Next October

Canadian progressive metal mastermind Devin Townsend has announced a special show, The Retinal Circus, for October 27th, 2012, at the Roundhouse in London.

Here's what Devin has to say about the show: "The show is being called "The Retinal Circus", (named after an old Vancouver club in the 60's, famous for psychedelic rock shows) and will be more than just a musical performance... there will be an art exhibition, actors, Ziltoid, stilt walkers, fire breathers... you name it. My goal has always been to make shows, and this is the first opportunity I have been given to do a high-end production that puts it all together! It's the closest Saturday to Halloween, and the goal is to make something amazing that we can all enjoy... details to come... psychedelic!"

Read more ››

Source: hevydevy.com
Band profile: Devin Townsend
Event: Devin Townsend - The Retinal Circus
Posted: 05.12.2011 by RcK | Comments (17)


Eluveitie - More Album Details Revealed

Swiss Celtic folk metal act Eluveitie have revealed the cover art and tracklist of their upcoming studio album Helvetios. Take a look at them below. Helvetios is scheduled to be released on February 10th, 2012, in Europe and on February 28th, 2012, in the USA.

Read more ››

Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Eluveitie
Posted: 05.12.2011 by RcK | Comments (22)


Rage - New Album Details Revealed

German metallers Rage have revealed details about their upcoming studio album. Entitled 21, it will be released on February 24th, 2012, via Nuclear Blast. Once again the album was produced in the Twilight Hall Studios in Krefeld, Germany, by Victor Smolski and Charlie Bauerfeind. The artwork of 21 was created by Felipe Machado (Blind Guardian, Rhapsody Of Fire).

Read more ››

Source: nuclearblast.de
Band profile: Rage
Posted: 05.12.2011 by RcK | Comments (6)


Hammer Horde - Unveil New Album Cover Artwork

US pagan black metallers Hammer Horde have unveiled the cover artwork of their upcoming new album Vinlander, due out next year via Storm Surge Records. More album details were previously reported over here.

The band posted the following on their Facebook page: "We are extremely proud to reveal the cover artwork from our forthcoming album Vinlander. The concept is based on the album's title track, and was created by the hand of legendary Belgian artist Kris Verwimp (Arkona, Månegarm, Suidakra). The release date is planned for early 2012 via Storm Surge Records and will be announced soon."

Read more ››

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Hammer Horde
Posted: 05.12.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (1)


Outcast - New Song Streaming Online

"Abysmal", a brand new song from French progressive death metallers Outcast is now available online and you can listen to it below. The song comes off the band's upcoming album Awaken The Reason, to be released earlier next year. More album details were previously reported here and here.


Read more ››

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Outcast
Posted: 05.12.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (2)


Lou Reed & Metallica - New Video Online

The video for the song "The View", taken from the album Lulu by Lou Reed & Metallica and directed by Darren Aronofsky, is now available for viewing below.

Read more ››

Source: loureedmetallica.com
Band profile: Metallica
Posted: 04.12.2011 by JD | Comments (78)


Masterplan - In Writing Mode

German progressive power metallers Masterplan are writing new material for the follow-up to 2010's Time To Be King.

The band issued the following update about their upcoming new album on their official website: "Great news, Roland and Axel are writing songs for a new Masterplan album right now! The recordings will start in autumn!"

Read more ››

Source: master-plan.net
Band profile: Masterplan
Posted: 04.12.2011 by Reign | Comments (14)


Fallujah - New Song Online

"The Harvest Wombs", a brand new song from US progressive death metal outfit Fallujah is now available online and you can listen to it below. You can also listen to the song "Enslaved Eternal Phenomenon" here. Both songs come off the band's latest album The Harvest Wombs, released on November 22nd through Unique Leader Records. More album details were previously reported here.


Read more ››

Source: facebook.com
Posted: 04.12.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (2)


Cormorant - New Album Streaming Online

NPR is now streaming online Cormorant's new release Dwellings in its entirety at this location. The album will be independently released worldwide on December 6th. NPR has named Dwellings the best metal record of 2011 and goes on to say: "an emotionally and musically complex album which wrestles with our desperate and sometimes violent attempts to secure a place in history. And, while several year-end lists in the coming weeks will certainly offer some brief recognition (mine included), Cormorant's Dwellings deserves the long play."

Previous details about this album were reported here.


Read more ››

Source: npr.org
Band profile: Cormorant
Posted: 04.12.2011 by pisymbol | Comments (1)


Cloudscape - New Album Completed, Artwork Revealed

Swedish prog metallers Cloudscape have completed the work on their upcoming album New Era and unveiled its artwork.

The band posted the following on their official website: "The work with Cloudscape's forthcoming 4th album entitled New Era is now finished! The band offers a strong, melodic album and probably their best to date. New Era was produced by Micko Twedberg, mixed by Micko Twedberg together with Anders "Theo" Theander, mastered by Anders "Theo" Theander, who also is executive producer, all done at RoastingHouse Studios."

Read more ››

Source: cloudscape.se
Band profile: Cloudscape
Posted: 04.12.2011 by Reign | Comments (2)


Xandria - Unveil New Album Artwork

Having inked a new record deal with Napalm Records in August, the German symphonic gothic metal quintet Xandria have now unveiled the artwork for their upcoming album entitled Neverworld's End. The album will see the light of day on February 22nd, 2012.


Read more ››

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Xandria
Posted: 03.12.2011 by BudDa | Comments (9)


Noctem - New Video Online

"The Arrival Of The False Gods", a new video from Spanish extreme metallers Noctem is now available for viewing below. The song is off the band's latest output entitled Oblivion, released worldwide on June 13th through Rising Records and Metal Blade Records. The video was directed by Henry Menacho Sangama.


Read more ››

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Noctem
Posted: 03.12.2011 by BudDa | Comments (4)


Korn - Entire New Album Streaming Online

The Path Of Totality, the upcoming dubstep/electro-infused album from Korn is now streaming online in its entirety at this location. The album will be released on December 6th via Roadrunner Records. More album details were previously reported here and here.


Read more ››

Source: roadrunnerrecords.co.uk
Band profile: Korn
Posted: 03.12.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (63)


Dark Suns - New Album Streaming Online

Prophecy Productions is now streaming German Progressive metallers Dark Suns's new album entitled Orange in its entirety on youtube.

Read more ››

Source: prophecy.cd
Band profile: Dark Suns
Posted: 03.12.2011 by Ag Fox | Comments (6)


Spawn Of Possession - Complete Work On New Album

Swedish tech-death assassins Spawn Of Possession have completed work on their third full-length album, Incurso, for a spring release via Relapse Records. The CD, which will contain nine tracks plus an instrumental intro, was recorded at Pama Studios in Kristianopel, Sweden with engineer Magnus "Mankan" Sedenberg.

Read more ››

Source: roadrunnerrecords.com
Band profile: Spawn Of Possession
Posted: 02.12.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (8)