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Malefice - New Video Online

"Awaken The Tides", the new video from UK metalcore act Malefice can now be watched over at

The clip was directed by Stuart Birchall, produced by You Know Ltd, with post production by Alex Dunn and cinematography by Rob Wilton. The video was shot at the Hack Green Nuclear Bunker in Cheshire, UK, which played a pivotal role in the defence of Britain for over 60 years.

"Awaken the Tides" is the title track off the band's upcoming new album, which will be released in Europe on July 15th, in the UK on July 18th, and in North America on August 2nd through Metal Blade Records. More album details were previously reported over here.


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Posted: 07.07.2011 by RcK | Comments (0)

Devin Townsend - Three Warm-Up Shows In The UK

Canadian musician and producer Devin Townsend just announced three warm-up shows, taking place in August, for the upcoming Bloodstock Open Air Festival.

For this event, British acoustic solo and rock musician Dave McPherson joins the stage. Get the dates below.


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Event: Devin Townsend: Warm-Up Shows
Posted: 07.07.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (0)

Skyfire - New EP In The Works

Swedish extreme power metal band Skyfire has entered the studio to record an EP that will be released in digital format later this year.

Founding member Martin Hanner (bass, orhestral arrangements) and Johan Reinholdz (guitar) have uploaded 5 videos focusing on the solo sections that will be futured on the EP.

Stay tuned for more info and updates!


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Posted: 06.07.2011 by donelli | Comments (6)

Machine Head - South American Tour With Sepultura

After a long absence from South America, Machine Head will make their presence felt this October, joined by the legendary Sepultura for dates in Brazil, Argentina and Chile that will surely give rabid South American fans a double-fist punch of unforgettable performances. Check the handful of dates below.

Machine Head vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn exclaims: "Going back to South America is going to be fucking rad! The crowds there are absolutely insane, it has been a long time coming and we cannot wait for this! We've been working on getting back there for a while now and this proved to be a great opportunity." Flynn adds: "This is going to crush, and having Sepultura together with us? Well, all I'll say is that these dates are going to be one hell of a monster unleashed on the crowds in Brazil, Argentina and Chile. No one will be left standing at the end of the night!"

Sepultura frontman Derrick Green adds: "We are all looking forward to touring with Machine Head in South America. It was an idea that we have had for some time and it will be a great pleasure to share the stage with them. This is a show that cannot be missed by anyone."

Machine Head + Sepultura:

Oct. 14 - Sao Paolo, BRA - Citibank Hall
Oct. 15 - Curitiba, BRA - Master Hall
Oct. 16 - Porto Alegre, BRA - Casa de Gaucho
Oct. 21 - Buenos Aires, ARG - El Teatro Flores
Oct. 23 - Santiago, CHI - Teatro Caupolican


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Event: Sepultura + Machine Head
Posted: 06.07.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

Heidevolk - Working On New Album

Dutch folk metallers Heidevolk will start working on a new concept album in summer, slated for an early 2012 release.

The band released the following statement: "This summer we will record our fourth opus. The new, as-of-yet untitled CD will be a concept album, featuring nine songs based on the early history of the Batavian tribe. It will be recorded in Nico van Montforts's XPZ studio in Oppidum Batavorum, Gelderland, and the Abyss Studio in Pärlby, Sweden. Peter Tägtgren will take care of drum production and mixing. We expect to release it in early 2012."


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Posted: 06.07.2011 by BudDa | Comments (1)

Fleshgod Apocalypse - New Song Online

"The Violation", a brand-new track from Italian symphonic brutal death metal band Fleshgod Apocalypse has been made available for streaming over at MySpace.

"The Violation" comes off the band's upcoming new album, entitled Agony, which will be released on august 9th through Nuclear Blast Records. More album details were previously reported over here.


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Posted: 06.07.2011 by -Morbid- | Comments (10)

Sorrowful Angels - Part Ways With Guitarist

Original guitarist Dariusz Sipiora have parted ways with Greek gothic metal band Sorrowful Angels.

The band tried to explain as follows: "Our dear friend and music companion, Dariusz Sipiora (rhythm guitars) stated in his FB status just before our show in Athens on the 18th of June: "Everything is already in black and white: I leave Greece on Sunday and Monday I start a new life in Holland.. m / will be the only thing I missed from Greece, this is my band Sorrowful Angels and my friends but I hope I can do everything!"

Working contitions are hard here in Greece right now and we strongly support Dariusz's decision for a better future for him and his family! Although things are a bit vague whether he will be able to continue as a full member in the band, there will be a replacement member for gigging purposes announced soon. If this change will be permanent or not, we believe it's still too soon to tell.

The only thing that is certain, is that Sorrowful Angels, will continue in full force alive and gigging as planned and that the new record will be released in September!"


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Posted: 06.07.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

Morbid Angel - Announce Latin American & Japanese Live Shows

After the European festival season, Morbid Angel will embark on a Latin American tour scheduled in September. The band will gear up for a handful of Japanese shows afterwards. Read more to check the dates.


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Posted: 06.07.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

Vader - New Song Online

"Come And See My Sacrifice", a brand-new track from Polish death metal band Vader has been made available for free download at this location (e-mail sign-up required).

"Come And See My Sacrifice" comes off the band's upcoming album Welcome To The Morbid Reich, which will be released on August 12th through Nuclear Blast Records. More album details were previously reported over here.


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Posted: 06.07.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (5)

Myrath - New Album In October

Tunisian progressive metal band Myrath have announced their new studio album will be released in Europe in October through XIII Bis Records. The release dates for other continents will be announced soon.

The new as-yet-untitled album was engineered and produced by Kevin Codfert at X Fade Studio in Nanterre, France except for the orchestration, which has been recorded by Taher Guizani at GT Records Studio, in Sousse, Tunisia. The album was mixed at Fredrik Nordstrom Studio (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames) in Stockholm, Sweden and mastered by Jens Bogren (Symphony X) at Fascination Street Studios, in Orebro, Sweden.


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Posted: 06.07.2011 by JD | Comments (3)

Chrome Division - Another New Video Online

"Ghost Riders In The Sky", another new video from Norwegian heavy metallers Chrome Division can now be watched below.

The clip was directed once again with Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company.

Another video for the track "Bulldogs Unleashed" can still be watched over here.

"Ghost Rider In The Sky" comes off the band's latest album, entitled 3rd Round Knockout, which was released in May through Nuclear Blast Records.


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Posted: 06.07.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

Les Discrets - To Release Split EP

French blackgaze act Les Discrets are working on a split EP, together with Italian one-man post-rock band Arctic Plateau. The EP is set to be released on vinyl and as a double CD later this year through Prophecy Productions.

Les Discrets frontman Fursy Teyssier comments: "Gianluca is the kind of rare person I feel extremely close to even if we have met only one time. Artistically and musically, Arctic Plateau is part of the music that really moves me incredibly, and I also think there are huge connections between our respective music. Sharing this split is a step forward to our future collaboration..."

Arctic Plateau frontman Gianluca Divirgilio comments: "I see Les Discrets' music as a special framework, a dark watercolour of illusions and reality. Fursy is a good friend and a brilliant person. We share the same artistic vision, and we are careful to preserve our artistic identity. Music has no time, music has no space, but here we go, here and now, for ourselves, for you all."


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Posted: 06.07.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (1)

Lock Up - New Album Preview Online

Lock Up - the death-grind super group featuring Shane Embury (Napalm Death, Venomous Concept), Nicolas Barker (ex-Cradle Of Filth, ex-Dimmu Borgir), Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates, Disfear) and Anton Reisenegger (Criminal, Pentagram) - have uploaded a ten-minute preview for their upcoming album Necropolis Transparent. Check it out below!


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Posted: 06.07.2011 by RcK | Comments (0)

Powerwolf - New Song Online

"Sanctified With Dynamite", a brand-new track from German symphonic metal act Powerwolf can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.

"Sanctified With Dynamite" comes off the band's upcoming new album, entitled Blood Of The Saints, which will be released on August 1st through Metal Blade Records.


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Posted: 06.07.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (4)

Aborym - Sign With Agonia Records

Italian industrial post-black metal band Aborym have inked a worlwide deal with Agonia Records.

The first statements of the singer/bass player Fabban: "I know this label very well. We decided to sing up with Agonia Rec exactly because we need to be followed and supported in a more careful and precise way, something that is sometimes quite hard to have if you're part of a major label with hundreds of other bands. There's a crisis in the air, especially in the music industry, reason why we're betting everything on quality. What we will release in 2012 will be a very particular album and it will be required a great commitment from our label, a great commitment, not only from the economic point of view. We chose Agonia because is able to give us everything we ask for in order to achieve something very very important, something that people don't really expect. This is the biggest deal of the entire Aborym's career. We have a very high budget, we have confidence and a massive deployment of energies and resources from Agonia's side. Through these premises we should and we must do only great things."

The sixth Aborym's album will be released in 2012 and it will celebrate the 20th anniversary of activity of the Italian combo.

"We'll celebrate 20 years of Aborym through a series of surprises for our fans," adds founding member/singer Fabban. "The album we're working on will be something extremely astonishing, something that nobody can even remotely imagine. Aborym has always been like that, but this time we'll walk beyond the lines. Our new album will be also a reward to all our fans: our own way to say thank you for 20 years of support and passion for our music.

Adds guitarist Hell.IO.Kabbalus: "It's great to be working again with Agonia Records. And we're already sticking down with Fabban some new material for the next album. If you think Psychogrotesque was crazy, this next one is going to fuck your synapses from behind."


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Posted: 06.07.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (0)