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Avatar - New Video Online

"Black Waltz", the new video clip from Swedish melodic death metallers Avatar is now available for viewing below. The song is off the band's new EP Black Waltz, which came out on October 24th. The video was directed by Johan Carlén.


Band profile: Avatar
Posted: 09.12.2011 by BudDa | Comments (7)

Mar De Grises - European Tour Dates

Hello everyone!

We interrupt our silence these last months to let you know that today we are back Europe! On track from 9th to 18th of December 2011 for our 4th trip to Europe, this time on a mini tour including some festivals such as Madrid is the Dark in Spain, Bracara Extreme Fest in Portugal, Eindhoven Metal meeting in The Netherlands and an exclusive show in Moscow, Russia.

We are glad to announce that we will have the participation of our former vocalist Marcelo Rodriguez for these shows and would like to thank our fans over the world, the Chilean Government and Ministerio de la Cultura and all partners/companies for their recognition and endless support.

For further information and details stay tuned.


Dates of the tour are as follows:,

09.12 Sala Cats / Madrid is the Dark Fest / Spain
10.12 Centro Cultural Braga Viva / Bracara Extreme Fest / Portugal
14.12 Little Devil / Tilburg / The Netherlands
16.12 Effenaar / Eindhoven Metal Meeting / the Netherlands
17.12 XO / Moscow / Russia

For more info and details:

For good measure, and a bonus holiday treat, enjoy this video of "Sleep Just One Dawn"...


Band profile: Mar De Grises
Posted: 08.12.2011 by BitterCOld | Comments (10)

Guns N' Roses - To Be Inducted To The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Class 2012

According to the Rolling Stone official website, Guns N' Roses are one of the bands to be inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Class 2012, alongside Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, the Small Faces/Faces, Donovan and Laura Nyro. Freddie King will enter the Hall Of Fame as an Early Influence, while the late producer and TV host Don Kirshner will receive the Ahmet Ertegun (nonperformer) Award and producers Cosimo Matassa, Tom Dowd and Glyn Johns will receive the Award for Musical Excellence.


Band profile: Guns N' Roses
Posted: 08.12.2011 by kual21 | Comments (41)

World Of Glass Promotions - New Compilation Details

World Of Glass Promotions are proud to announce the cover artwork and tracklist for their second compilation album, World Of Glass Compilation, Volume 2, which is set to be released on March 13th next year.


Band profile: Ram-Zet
Posted: 08.12.2011 by SceneryOfLoss | Comments (0)

Onslaught - Announce First Ever N. American Tour

Next March and April, Onslaught will embark on their first ever North American tour.

Nige Rockett comments:

"Good Morning America. Here we are at very long last! Onslaught are super-fucking stoked to announce our debut tour of the mighty USofA and Canada. It's been one hell of a long time coming, but we are now finally bringing the Scream For Violence tour to North America for 20 shows in March and April 2012. Just as we did in Europe, the UK and South America, we'll be thrashing it up with a brutal 90 minute set featuring tracks off all five Onslaught studio albums. We can't fucking wait guys. This is the Sound of Violence!"

Coming along on tour is the new black/thrash metal outfit M-Pire Of Evil an all ex-Venom supergroup featuring Demolition man, Antton Lant and Venom's founding member Jeff "Mantas" Dunn. Mpire will be presenting their own material as well as performing classic Venom songs. Bay area thrashers Evil Dead will joining this unholy package for some devastating dates on the US West Coast.

Mar. 19 - Seattle, WA - Studio 7
Mar. 20 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Mar. 21 - Oakland, CA - The Pound
Mar. 22 - Los Angeles, CA - Ecoplex
Mar. 23 - San Diego, CA - Jumping Turtle
Mar. 24 - Tempe, AZ - 910 Live
Mar. 26 - San Antonio, TX - The Korova
Mar. 27 - Laredo, TX - TBA
Mar. 29 - St. Louis, MO - Fubar
Mar. 30 - Chicago, IL - Reggies
Mar. 31 - Dayton, OH - House of Rock
Apr. 01 - Detroit, MI - Blondies
Apr. 03 - Toronto, ON - Wrek Room
Apr. 04 - Montreal, QC - The Katacombs
Apr. 06 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
Apr. 07 - Brooklin, NY - Saint Vitus Bar


Band profile: Onslaught
Event: Onslaught: Scream For Violence North America Tour
Posted: 08.12.2011 by Baz Anderson | Comments (1)

Xandria - New Album Tracklisting Revealed

German symphonic gothic metallers Xandria has revealed the tracklisting for the band's upcoming album Neverworld's End, which is set to be released on February 22nd through Napalm Records.


Band profile: Xandria
Posted: 08.12.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (6)

The 11th Hour - New Album Teaser Online

Dutch metallers The 11th Hour will release their second album, Lacrima Mortis, via Napalm Records on the following dates:

January 25: Finland, Spain, Sweden
January 27: Austria, Benelux, Germany, Italy, Switzerland
January 30: Rest Of Europe
February 7: North America

Also a teaser for the album can be viewed at this location.


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Posted: 08.12.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (5)

Opeth - Nominated For Swedish P3 Guld Award

The newest Opeth's release Heritage is bringing very good news for the Swedish metallers. Opeth have been nominated once again for a P3 Guld Award in the Rock/Metal category. For the first time, it is up to the public to cast their votes rather than the professional industry, which didn't happen in previous editions in the 8 year history of the awards. Opeth already won the award once in 2003 and since then have been nominated many times but never managed to win again.


Band profile: Opeth
Posted: 08.12.2011 by kual21 | Comments (7)

Dark The Suns - Release New Single

Finnish gothic metallers Dark The Suns have released a new single titled "Evensong", which is available for your own listening pleasure below. The single cover art] was designed by Inka Tuomaala.


Band profile: Dark The Suns
Posted: 08.12.2011 by BudDa | Comments (4)

Herald - Release New Music Video

"Amanita", a brand new video from Estonian heavy metallers Herald is now available for viewing below. The song comes off the band's latest album titled Gaia, released back in 2010.


Posted: 08.12.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (1)

Charred Walls Of The Damned - Trailer For New Video Released

US metallers Charred Walls Of The Damned recently filmed a video for "Zerospan". The track is one of the most popular songs from Cold Winds On Timeless Days, the most recent album from the super group. A trailer for the video can now be seen below.


Band profile: Charred Walls Of The Damned
Posted: 08.12.2011 by warensemble | Comments (1)

Ram - New Video Online

"Flame Of The Tyrants", a brand new video from Swedish heavy metal act Ram is now available for viewing below. The song comes off the band's upcoming release entitled Death, due out on January 27th/30th via Metal Blade Records.


Posted: 08.12.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (1)

Psycroptic - New Album Artwork Revealed

The Australian technical death metal outfit Psycroptic has revealed the cover art for its fifth studio album, The Inherited Repression, which will hit stores on February 7th in North America and February 10th in Europe on Nuclear Blast Records.


Band profile: Psycroptic
Posted: 08.12.2011 by Nekrokvlt | Comments (14)

Ulcerate - European Tour With Svart Crown

New Zealand's brutal death metal machine Ulcerate have announced a European tour, together with French blackened death metal act Svart Crown, taking off on February 2nd in France.


Band profile: Ulcerate
Event: Obscure Winter Fest 2012
Posted: 07.12.2011 by Nekrokvlt | Comments (10)

Onslaught - Announce Mic Hourihan As New Drummer

Onslaught have announced Mic Hourihan as their new drummer. He will replace Steve Grice. The band announced it on their Facebook page: "British thrashers Onslaught have announced that drummer Michael "Mic" Hourihan (Desecration, Extreme Noise Terror) has officially joined the band on a full time basis. Mic has been touring with Onslaught since March 2011, and has already done over 50 shows with the band including South American, UK and European tours."


Band profile: Onslaught
Posted: 07.12.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (1)