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Brutal Truth - New Song Online

"End Time", the brand-new single from US grinders Brutal Truth, has been made available for streaming over at Facebook (you'll have to let all your friends know how cool you are by liking the band on fb though).

"End Time" is the title track from Brutal Truth's new album, End Time, which will be released on September 27th in North America through Relapse Records. More album details were previously reported over here.


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Posted: 21.05.2011 by Thryce | Comments (0)

SSS - Napalm Death Frontman To Guest On New Album

In case a new SSS album wasn't enough reason to wet your pants, none other than the legendary Mark "Barney" Greenway (if you don't know what band Barney Greenway plays in, then gtfo) will appear as a guest vocalist on the band's forthcoming new album, entitled Problems To The Answer. Greenway performs guest vocals on the tracks "The Kill Floor", "Here Comes The Neighbourhood" and "Roar".

Commented Barney Greenway on his guest appearance: "Foxy really knows his musical onions and when he had some parts for me to do, I knew it was going to be a gas. The main part had a Discharge-y feel to it, so I was sold on that instantly. Went in, shouted, went home. No fucking about. Good stuff."

SSS frontman Foxy comments: "Barney was on a shortlist of one - it was him or no one. Knew he'd be into the direction of our latest musical outing and the stance the songs take were right up his street. Some serious barking was required and his dulcet tones didn't disappoint."

Problems To The Answer will be released in Europe on June 6th and in North America on July 12th through Earache Records.

The album was recorded at Whitewood Studios in the band's hometown of Liverpool and was produced by Rob Whiteley along with SSS bassist Mark Magill.


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Posted: 21.05.2011 by Thryce | Comments (2)

In Flames - New Video Online

"Deliver Us", the new kick-ass video from Swedish forward thinking Gothenburg metal band In Flames, can now be watched below.

The clip was filmed a few weeks ago at the Göteborgshjulet (The Wheel of Gothenburg) in Gothenburg, Sweden with director Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company.

"Deliver Us", comes off the band's upcoming new album Sounds Of A Playground Fading, which will be released in June worldwide through Century Media Records. More album details were previously reported over here.


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Posted: 21.05.2011 by Thryce | Comments (31)

The Faceless - Are Officially Singer-less

As was rumored on the webernet for eons, The Faceless frontman Derek Rydquist has left the US technical death metal band.

Derek Rydquist officially confirmed his departure on Lambgoat earlier today: "As you Internet sleuths have deduced, I have left The Faceless. I left the band a couple months ago, and we were waiting until they had everything sorted out on their end before saying anything about it, but I guess I'll take it upon myself to break the news. I am no longer emotionally or artistically fulfilled by being the vocalist for the group, and that's how I arrived at my decision. Touring's luster has worn off, and I have found myself reconsidering the role I would like to take in creating and presenting music. Also, being a 'professional musician' was kind of ruining my love for music because when you rely on this stuff to make you money, as with anything, it is easy to become bitter towards it. Not that it was all bad, I had the best times I will ever have being in this band, but it is time for me to move on.

I'd like to thank the band and the friends I've made through the band for making this not only a life altering experience, but a life shaping one. There is an immense amount of talent in this band, and the new vocalist they have is doing a great job, so please keep supporting The Faceless. I can now join you in anticipating the new album.

If you're interested, I'm now playing in another group with some dudes from some awesome bands. Check it out at this location. We're mixing the album right now, so we should have some music up soon."

Just in case you're wondering, Geoff Ficco (Kamikabe, Orgone) has apparently been singing for The Faceless since Rydquist's departure.


Posted: 20.05.2011 by Thryce | Comments (15)

The Gathering - New Song Available For Free Download

The following news has been taken from The Gathering's official newsletter.

"You can download a brand new The Gathering track called "Heroes For Ghosts" right now at our Bandcamp page. For free! Go click here. You can choose various formats, such as mp3 320k or VBR, FLAC, ACC, ALAC and Ogg Vobis.

"Heroes For Ghost" is a song which will appear on our new album, title and release date t.b.a.

We will play this song live in the Netherlands (May/June) and during our South American Ghost Ride Tour. We thought it would be nice if you people already know the song a bit so you can sing with us. We hope you will like it as much as we do. We think we made something really special. On top of this, our friend Marcus Moonen is also busy with a videoclip (or short movie). We let you know when it's finished. In the mean time, enjoy! (and yes, it's totally for free! )"


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Posted: 16.05.2011 by Hobbit Viggo | Comments (14)

Unearth - European Tour Announced

American metalcore act Unearth has revealed the dates for its upcoming headline "Hell On Earth Tour" across the Europe in August/September this year. Supporting bands on the road will be Evergreen Terrace, Bane, Nasty and Casey Jones with more bands expected to be added at a later date.


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Posted: 14.05.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (4)

Wintersun - Live Shows And Album Update

Teemu Mäntysaari, guitarist of Finnish extreme power metal outfit Wintersun, has issued the following update on the band's official website:

Wintersun will finally get back on stages in 2011 as we're playing the following summer festivals:


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Posted: 14.05.2011 by FreddeSwede | Comments (82)

Marduk - New Song Online

Swedish black metal legends Marduk have posted a new song, "Warschau 2 - Headhunter Halfmoon" taken from the Iron Dawn EP scheduled for release later this month. \


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Posted: 14.05.2011 by BudDa | Comments (15)

Mortiis - Remix Forum Launched

The Mortiis Remixed site has now been launched, with remix kits available for anyone looking to manipulate, abuse, and perhaps even improve Mortiis' songs.

Get access to separated audio tracks and create your own mixes. Whether you're a weathered pro or just starting out - as long as you have access to a music program (Live, Cubase, Logic, Garageband, etc) you can try your hand.

When you've created your masterpiece, you can upload it back to the Mortiis Remixed site, and it'll be put it in the remix player.


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Posted: 14.05.2011 by ravendeath | Comments (3)

Bloodsoaked - Three New Songs Online

"Forever Damned", "Infestation" and "Mauled", three brand-new tracks from US one-man slam band Bloodsoaked, are now available here ("Forever Damned"), here ("Infestation") and here ("Mauled"). The album was recorded at The Basement Studio with producer/engineer Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, Through The Eyes Of The Dead, Wretched) and mixed by Shane McFee who also mixed the last Bloodsoaked album Sadistic Deeds...Grotesque Memories.

The three songs comes off of the upcoming album The Death Of Hope, which is set to be released in July via Comatose Music.


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Posted: 14.05.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (0)

Hammerfall - New Video Online

"One More Time", the new video from Swedish power metallers Hammerfall, can now be seen here. The video was directed by Patric Ullaeus who has worked with bands like Kamelot, In Flames and Dimmu Borgir.

"One More Time" comes off of the band's upcoming album Infected, which will be released on May 20th through Nuclear Blast.


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Posted: 14.05.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (12)

Morbid Angel - Album Samples Online

Samples of all tracks appearing on US death metal pioneers Morbid Angel upcoming album, Illud Divinum Insanus, can now be heard over at

Illud Divinum Insanus will be released on June 6th in Europe and June 7th in North America through Season Of Mist. More info about the album can be found here.


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Posted: 13.05.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (12)

Tombs - Another New Song Online

"To Cross The Land", a brand-new track from US blackened sludge outfit Tombs, has been made available for streaming over at Stereogum.

Another new track, "Vermillion", is still streaming on the band's MySpace.

"To Cross The Land" comes off the band's upcoming new album Path Of Totality, which will be released on June 7th through Relapse Records. More album details can be found here.


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Posted: 12.05.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (0)

Enslaved - New EP Online

"The Sleeping Gods", a brand-new track from Norwegian progressive metallers Enslaved, is now available for streaming over at Metal Injection.


"The Sleeping Gods" is the title track of the band's upcoming EP which will be released for free through Scion A/V.


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Posted: 12.05.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (12)

Elis - Singer Sandra Schleret Leaves The Band

Official press release

"More than 4 years ago I joined Elis as their new singer. Our journey was very special to me, and I think that we found one another at a time when we really needed it the most. I gave my best to honor Sabine's legacy and nevertheless stay true to myself and open a new chapter together with the band. I am sorry to say that we have reached a point where this chapter now comes to an end. We had an amazing and exciting time and the guys really touched my heart. We made a great album in which I've put all of my heart and which means a lot to me. We sat together and talked long about everything, and we concluded that it is better to go separate ways from now on. I simply feel the need to devote myself to my own music, my aims and tasks, and the guys can not accompany me on that way because they have their own aims, ideas and expectations. I am sure that it's the right decision, because it is very important to me to dedicate myself to everything I do with full heart and soul. Now that I can not ensure this anymore I think it's only fair to say it freely. Elis will always have my full support and my friendship will guide them on their way. The guys have found a great new singer and so I am leaving with a good feeling, though I am very sad about the end of our time together.

I dearly want to thank all the Elis fans, who gave me such a warm welcome! I hope we will see each other again!

With all my best wishes,


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Posted: 12.05.2011 by RaquelSenra | Comments (8)