"Hate Is My Fuel", a brand-new track from Teutonic thrashers Destruction, has been made available for streaming over at MySpace.
Another new track, called "The Price" is also still streaming at the same location.
"Hate Is My Fuel" and "The Price" come off the band's upcoming new album Day Of Reckoning, which will be released on February 18th through Nuclear Blast. More album details were previously reported over here.
Okay, NOW we have a legit reason to go picket all upcoming Ozzy Osbourne concerts.
Just when you thought you heard it all, the Prince of Darkness has decided to star in a Best Buy commercial that will air during the Super Bowl... with at his side teen heartthrob and beloved internet hate figure Justin Bieber.
Best Buy - the largest home electronics chain in the USA - marketing chief Drew Panayiotou said that Justin Bieber "symbolically represents something important to the brand message." Executives won't discuss details of the 30-second spot featuring stars from two very different generations. The ad, to air in the game's third quarter, was filmed earlier this month at Universal Studios.
Newly reformed NWOBHM act Stampede have announced details of the release of their new album A Sudden Impulse - the long awaited follow up to their classic 1983 debut studio album Hurricane Town. Three samples are available for streaming at MySpace.
Finding a happy and welcoming new home with Rock Candy Record's spin-off front line label Grind That Axe Records, the band are finally excited to be able to reveal full track listing and artwork for the new album, which is due for release on April 18th.
Lead singer Reuben Archer comments: "Personally I am really excited about the new album and our association with Rock Candy. It's great to feel part of something that's happening and more than anything we can't wait to get out there and play live!"
Leveling The Plane Of Existence, the upcoming album of US death metal band Abysmal Dawn, has been made available for streaming in its entirety, exclusively at MetalSucks.
Leveling The Plane Of Existence will be released on February 1st in North America, on February 7thin the UK, on February 11th in Germany and the Benelux and on February 14th in the rest of Europe through Relapse Records.
We are delighted to be offering two people the opportunity to meet and greet the members of Accept at their show in Sheffield, England on the 22nd of March.
The two lucky winners will be put on the guestlist and have free entry to the show, as well as having the chance to meet and greet the band before they step on stage. This is the last show on the band's European tour, so don't miss your chance to meet these Teutonic legends of metal.
All you have to do for your chance to win, is visit this contest page and answer the question.
"Union", a brand-new track from US Power metal band Jag Panzer has been made available for streaming, exclusively at HardRockHaven.
"Union" comes off the band's upcoming new album Scourge Of The Light, which will be released on February 28th in Europe and March 8th in North American through SPV/Steamhammer. More album details were previously reported over here.
Kamelot are pleased to announce that Swedish female vocalist Elize Ryd (Amaranthe) will be joining the band again, this time on their European and South American tour dates.
Elize joins the band on this very special and unique tour that includes some special guests singers like Fabio Lione (Rhapsody Of Fire), Simone Simons (Epica) and many more.
Kamelot guitarist Thomas Youngblood adds: "I am very pleased to hear that Elize will be touring with us again, she toured with us for the entire year of 2010 and was amazing at every show!". When contacted by phone Elize stated: "I am very exited about going on tour with Kamelot, I had so much fun during the 2010 performances on all the great stages with this awesome band in front of all their amazing fans! It's a real honor to be able to do that once again!".
An update on what's happening in the Amorphis camp:
"The album recordings are advancing straight and smoothly (whatever that means...). We are now working on the vocals and again we have Marco Hietala (Nightwish) producing the vocals of Tomi Joutsen. This time everything else has been done at Sonic Pump Studios except for the vocals, which are currently in the works at Marco's home studio in Kuopio.
We are emerging with roughly 15 new songs and on the album there's most likely going to be 10-11 tracks. It's again a great feeling to start realizing that the songs and ideas which have been in our heads are finally going to see the light of day.
Pekka Kainulainen has worked really hard on the lyrics. The album is going to tell the story of the most important character of Finnish mythology and folklore. He is Finnish god Väinämöinen, who was described to be an extremely powerful, wise old man who had a magical voice. Some believe that Väinämöinen was the creator of the world, an ancient hero and a very influential shaman.
"Deathstar", a brand-new track from Finnish melancholic dark metallers Before The Dawn has been made available for streaming over at Facebook or for free download over here.
"Deathstar" comes off the band's upcoming new album Deathstar Rising, which will be released on February 25th through Nuclear Blast. More album details and teaser videos were previously reported over here.
Leaves' Eyes are happy to announce the dates of the upcoming shows in April and May 2011, headlining the tour with special guest Midnattsol, as well as being direct support for Tarja.
Singer Liv Kristine comments: "Both tours are just perfect for the release of our fourth full-length album Meredead. Firstly, I will finally share stage with my sister, Carmen Elise Espenaes (Midnattsol), which is like a dream coming true. Secondly, it's a great honor for us to go on tour with our friends and support Tarja Turunen and her outstanding band! We are really looking forward to this. It will truly be a special experience for our fans and us!"
At Nachtleben in Frankfurt the official release party of the new album Meredead will take place with some specials for the fans.
Year DXXVI A.C., day thirty one of the fifth month; a colossal calamity slaughtered 250.000 mortals before the sun felt down that day - the Devil had no compassion for mercy.
On the same day, 1485 years after, Moribund Records will unleash the Devil's anger again! The newest Bleeding Fist's hymn of the insane, entitled Devil's Ferox, will be released worldwide on May 31, 2011.
Devil's Ferox was recorded in Studio Panorama, in only 6 hours, entirely in live mode. The mini-album will include a tribute to the masters of occult metal Death SS in the form of a cover of "Black and Violet" along with live recordings. The fourth opus from Devil's Ferox, called "Pillars of Black Enlightenment", was recorded on the Sabbath of September 31, 2010 under Illuminati's Human Sacrifice Night.
"Survive", a brand-new track from UK melodic power metal band Power Quest has been made available for streaming over at MySpace.
"Survive" comes off the band's upcoming new album Blood Alliance, which will be released at the end of March in Europe and April 5th in North America through Napalm Records. More album details were previously reported over here.