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Tombs - Entire New Album Streaming Online

Path Of Totality, the new upcoming album from US blackened sludge outfit Tombs, is now available for streaming in its entirety at National Public Radio.

Path Of Totality will be released on June 7th through Relapse Records. Some more album details were previously reported over here.

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Source: npr.org
Band profile: Tombs
Posted: 01.06.2011 by Thryce | Comments (1)


Enemy Of The Sun - New Bassist Announced

German prog thrashers Enemy Of The Sun have welcomed a new member to the family: a young Greek girl named Eirini has joined the band as new permanent bassist. Eirini, who has made herself a name under the pseudonym "Absinthe Green", also plays bass in RandomWalk. Absinthe Green made her live debut with Enemy Of The Sun in Dortmund at the Rock in den Ruinen Festival on April, 30th.

The band is currently working on new material. A new album can be expected in spring 2012.

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Enemy Of The Sun
Posted: 01.06.2011 by BudDa | Comments (0)


Versailles - New Video Online

"Masquerade", the new video from Japanese neoclassical power metal/J-Rock outfit Versailles, can be viewed over at this location.

"Masquerade" comes off the band's upcoming new album, entitled Holy Grail, which will be released on July 15th through Warner Music Japan. More album details were previously reported over here.

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Source: versaillesnews.blogspot.com
Band profile: Versailles
Posted: 01.06.2011 by Flower Metal | Comments (1)


Barren Earth - Have Entered The Studio

Finland's progressive death/doom metal band Barren Earth have entered Helsinki's Sonic Pump Studios to record the follow-up to last year's highly acclaimed debut album, Curse of the Red River.

The band has written 12 new songs, and is currently laying them down with engineer/co-producer Jukka Varmo. Dan Swanö (Katatonia, Opeth) will once again be at the mixing helm. The tracks mainly continue in the vein of the previous record, having perhaps even more 70's prog influences, but maintaining the basic heaviness and brutality one has come to associate with Barren Earth.

The album is due for release in autumn 2011 on Peaceville Records,

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Source: peaceville.com
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Posted: 01.06.2011 by BudDa | Comments (6)


Gojira - New Song Online

"Of Blood And Salt", a brand-new track from French extreme progressive metallers Gojira has leaked on the interwebs and can be streamed in the YouTube clip below (for the time being) or at this location.

And in case a new Gojira track isn't enough to make you happy in your pants, the song also features guest appearances by Devin Townsend and Meshuggah guitarist Fredrik Thordendal.


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The track comes off Gojira's forthcoming four-song Sea Shepherd EP, the proceeds from which will benefit Sea Shepherd, an anti-whaling organization.

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Source: youtube.com
Band profile: Gojira
Posted: 31.05.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (17)


L'Esprit Du Clan - Album Details Unveiled

Original news, posted on 29.05.2011

Chapitre V - Drama, the new upcoming album from French metalcore act L'Esprit Du Clan will be released on August 29th through XIII Bis Records. The album will be made available in Jewelcase, Collector edition including a DVD and Vinyl.


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A studio report with some samples of this upcoming album is available over here.


UPDATE: (thanks to Sjuk)

French metalcore act L'Esprit Du Clan have also revealed the tracklist for their upcoming effort Chapitre V - Drama. Get the titles below.

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Source: lespritduclan.com
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Posted: 31.05.2011 by Sjuk | Comments (0)


The Black Dahlia Murder - Another New Song Online

"Malenchanments Of The Necrosphere", a brand-new track from US melodic death metal/metalcore act The Black Dahlia Murder, has been made available for streaming over at AltPress.com.

Another new track, called "Moonlight Equilibrium", is still streaming at this location.


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"Malenchanments Of The Necrosphere" and "Moonlight Equilibrium" come off the band's upcoming new album Ritual, which will be released on June 21th via Metal Blade Records.

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Source: altpress.com
Band profile: The Black Dahlia Murder
Posted: 31.05.2011 by Thryce | Comments (3)


Leng Tch'e - New Video Online

"Totalitarian", the new video from Belgian razorgrinders Leng Tch'e, can be viewed below. The clip was directed Aitor Menta and shot at the Anatomical Theatre in Leuven, Belgium. The video also features a guest appearance from Barney Greenway from Napalm Death.

"Totalitarian" comes off the band's latest album, entitled Hypomanic, which was released in May/June last year through Season of Mist.

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Leng Tch'e
Posted: 31.05.2011 by Thryce | Comments (3)


Suicide Silence - Album Tracklist Revealed

The Black Crown, the new upcoming album from California deathcore act Suicide Silence, will be released on July 12th through Century Media Records.

The album was recorded with producer Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Hatebreed, Every Time I Die) at The Omen Room Studios, Garden Grove, California.

One of the new songs, called "You Only Live Once", is available for streaming on the band's Facebook page (to access the stream you'll have to "like" the band - then again, who doesn't). A first studio report can be watched below.

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Source: facebook.com
Posted: 31.05.2011 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (8)


Benighted Soul - New Video Online

"Edge Of Insanity", the new video from French metallers Benighted Soul, can be viewed at this location. The clip was directed by Vincent Giorgetti, produced by Facing Halo and BS prod.

"Edge Of Insanity" comes off the band's debut album, entitled Start From Scratch, which was released on February 2011 via Season Of Mist.

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Source: youtube.com
Posted: 30.05.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (3)


Mors Subita - New Video Online

"The Sermon", the new video from Finnish metallers Mors Subita, can be viewed at this location. The clip was directed by Jukka Vidgren.

"The Sermon" is the opening track from the band's debut album, entitled Human Waste Compression, which will be released this summer via an as-yet-undetermined record label.


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Source: youtube.com
Posted: 30.05.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (2)


Brutal Truth - New Album Cover Art Revealed

US metallers Brutal Truth have revealed the cover art of their forthcoming album, entitled End Time.


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End Time is set to be released on September 27th via Relapse Records. More info about the album were previously reported over here.

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Brutal Truth
Posted: 30.05.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (3)


Souldrainer - Sign With ViciSolum Productions

Swedish metallers Souldrainer have inked a deal with ViciSolum Productions. The band's second full-length album will be released in the fall.

The band commented: "We are very excited to work with ViciSolum Productions, which is a Swedish label. We've had contact with them for a couple of months now and we finally got to sign the deal. We met up with Thomas from ViciSolum Productions last night at the venue we were playing and signed the contract right before we entered the stage. Thomas is a great guy with sound values and has a great vision and we believe that together we can make a great job making sure all our fans will get the opportunity to enjoy our music. We have great expectations about our upcoming album and we can't wait for you to hear it!"

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Source: souldrainer.com
Band profile: Souldrainer
Posted: 30.05.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)


Katalepsy - Sign With Unique Leader Records

Unique Leader Records press release

Hailing from Russia, the slamming, groove oriented brutal Death Metal outfit Katalepsy joins forces with Unique Leader Records!

Katalepsy is one of the most active and well known Russian bands in the genre today. Extensive shows, touring, playing numerous fests supporting well know acts has really brought the band to another level. Their catchy, pit fueling, heavy as hell sound has since earned them fans from around the world who are highly anticipating a new release. In all, Katalepsy is a great example of perfectly executed American style slamming brutal Death Metal and is guaranteed to deliver to any fan of unrelenting music. Katalepsy is definitely a band to watch out for because their unique style and approach to song writing sheds new light compared to many brutal Death Metal acts today.

The band will enter Cosmos studio later this year for a 2012 release. More info coming soon.

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Source: uniqueleader.com
Posted: 30.05.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)


Skyclad - Vocalist To Release Solo Album

Global Music are pleased to announce the release of Flying In The Face Of Logic, the first solo album from singer/songwriter Kevin Ridley - producer/vocalist with folk-metal pioneers Skyclad. The album will be released on July 4th.

Watch the video for the first single, "Point of Departure", below.

The album contains 14 original tracks, mainly inspired by the singer's native Northeast (England) so fittingly, it features several northern session players - notably Northumbrian pipes player Andy May, Folkworks fiddle player, Sophy Ball, and Blitzkrieg's Dave Anderson on bass - as well as contributions from the current members of Skyclad.

Ridley describes the record as a form of continuation from Skyclad's Semblance of Normality: "Semblance... was the first album where all the band members involved had roots in Northern England and references were buried within the songs. It was something I wanted to explore, so Flying In The Face Of Logic became autobiographical and based upon my personal stories of life, love and growing up in the North-East of England."

After spending 35 years in the music industry, engineering and producing for thrash-metallers Venom, Forgodsake, Anathema, Pariah and Skyclad, Kevin Ridley took the opportunity to emerge from behind the mixing desk and experience the role of a player, rather than Producer. Five years in the making, Ridley described the journey of writing the album as a challenge of learning "how to fly and make my own rules".

Flying In The Face Of Logic was produced by Kevin Ridley, recorded at Newcastle's Blast Studio, and mixed by Dario Mollo (Glenn Hughes/Tony Martin/Lacuna Coil).


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Source: demolitionrecords.com
Band profile: Skyclad
Posted: 30.05.2011 by Thryce | Comments (2)