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Queensrÿche - New Album Cover Art Revealed

Seattle progressive metallers Queensrÿche have revealed the cover art of their forthcoming album, entitled Dedicated To Chaos:

Dedicated To Chaos will be released on June 28 in North America via Loud & Proud Records, a Roadrunner Records imprint focusing on established artists. The band is currently planning a tour in support of the new opus, which was recorded in the group's hometown and produced by Kelly Gray.


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Posted: 13.04.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (7)

Demonical - New Video Online

"Ravenous", the new video from Swedish metallers Demonical, can be viewed at this location. The clip was directed by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media and filmed in Stockholm.

"Ravenous" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled Death Infernal, which will be released on April 15 via Germany's Cyclone Empire Records.


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Posted: 13.04.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (2)

Amaranthe - Entire Debut Album Streaming Online

The self-titled debut album from Amaranthe — the project featuring Olof Mörck (Nightrage, Dragonland), Jake E (ex-Dream Evil, Dreamland), Andy Solveström (Within Y, Evildoer, Cipher System), Morten Lowe Sorensen (The Arcane Order, Submission) and Johan Andreassen (ex-Engel) — is available for streaming in its entirety until April 19 on the Record Shop X web site.

Amaranthe was released in Europe today via Spinefarm Records.

Amaranthe cover art] tracklist:

01. Leave Everything Behind
02. Hunger
03. 1.000.000 Lightyears
04. Automatic
05. My Transition
06. Amaranthine
07. Rain
08. Call Out My Name
09. Enter The Maze
10. Director's Cut
11. Act Of Desperation
12. Serendipity


Posted: 13.04.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)

Mnemic - Part Ways With Bassist, Seek Replacement

Official press release

Bassist Tomas "Obeast" Koefoed has decided to part ways with Danish/French "Future Fusion Metallers" Mnemic:

"It's time for changes and towards fans of Mnemic I'm sad to announce that I have played my last shows with Mnemic in Spain in March. Because of my forever continued dedication to music and metal it has not been easy to make my decision to leave a great and innovative band like Mnemic after 8 succesful years with 4 releases.

Personally I don't feel my ambitions are fulfilled in Mnemic anymore and I wish my brothers and friends in band and crew all the best for the future. It has been some amazing years in many ways and I've learned a lot about myself and the music business, about what to do and what not to do. We have moved fast and achieved a lot in a short time with our music and concepts, toured and become friends with some of the greatest bands in metal, but I feel my cooperation with the band has peaked. This is not the end for me in metal and hopefully soon I can announce myself in another ambitious project. I have good people working with me and I have now officially signed up and put myself available as live/touring and studio/session bassist, so see you out there, anywhere, everywhere. My very own new website will be announced soon, so stay tuned. Thanks to all my fans for your support over the years and in the future! - Horns! Beast."

Commented the band: "Sadly and unfortunately all things do come to an end. Compared to others, our line-up has been quite stabile for some time, but now it is time to part ways with our friend and brother, and take a step into a new direction. It was awesome jamming with the Beast, as always, and our split is totally mutual as friends and compadres. We wish him the best for his future endeavor and hope to see him on stage again!

To complete the groups line up, we are as of now seeking a replacement. If you are interested in taking over the bass duties, throw us an email with your info (age, experience, gear, photo etc) at: neurotic mnemic com. In the meantime, we have commenced composing the fifth album, to be released in a not so distant future. Thanks for your patience and looking forward to be seeing y'all out there!"


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Posted: 13.04.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)

Orange Goblin - Enter The Studio In August

UK Stoner metallers Orange Goblin will enter The Animal Farm studio in London, England on Friday, August 12th to begin work on their seventh album, expected in March 2012 via Candlelight Records.

Working song titles include "Red Tide Rising", "The Fog", "The Filthy & The Few" and "Bishop's Wolf".


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Posted: 13.04.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)

Cerebral Bore - New Video Online

"Maniacal Miscreation", the new video from Scottish metallers Cerebral Bore, can be viewed at this location. The clip was filmed at Upwood Military Base in Peterborough, U.K. with director Phil Berridge, who also helmed the band's video for "The Bald Cadaver".

"Maniacal Miscreation" is the title track of the band's debut album, which was released last year via Earache Records.


Posted: 13.04.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)

Devin Townsend - Album Details Revealed

Hevy Devy is a hot, hot, hot item on Metal Storm these days. The musical genius/maniac has finally announced more details regarding the release of Deconstruction and Ghost — the third and fourth in a series of albums which will complete his tetralogy album concept — a great journey through Devin's different states of musical moods — which he started in 2009 with the albums Addicted (2009) and Ki (2009).

Townsend tapped Jens Bogren (Paradise Lost, Opeth, Bloodbath) to mix Deconstruction. The sessions took place late last month at Fascination Street studio in Örebro, Sweden. The CD features guest appearances by a number of well-known metal musicians (see below) as well as two drummers — Ryan Van Poederooyen (The Devin Townsend Band) for the "crushing stuff," and Dirk Verbeuren (Soilwork, Aborted, a shitload of other bands) for the "inhuman stuff."

Deconstruction and Ghost will be released in North America on June 21 (one day earlier internationally) through InsideOut Music.

Deconstruction slipcase cover art] tracklist:

01. Praise The Lowered
02. Stand
03. Juula
04. Planet Of The Apes
05. Summera
06. The Mighty Masturbator
07. Pandemic
08. Deconstruction
09. Poltergeist

Deconstruction guest musicians:

Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth, Bloodbath)
Ihsahn (Emperor)
Tommy Rogers (Between The Buried And Me)
Joe Duplantier (Gojira)
Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Floor Jansen (After Forever, ReVamp)
Oderus Urungus (Gwar)
Paul Masvidal (Cynic)
Fredrik Thordendal (Meshuggah)

Ghost cover art] tracklist:

01. Fly
02. Heart Baby
03. Feather
04. Kawaii
05. Ghost
06. Blackberry
07. Monsoon
08. Dark Matters
09. Texada
10. Seams
11. Infinite Ocean
12. As You Were


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Posted: 12.04.2011 by Thryce | Comments (21)

Children Of Bodom - N. American Tour W/ Devin Townsend, Septicflesh, Obscura

Children Of Bodom has announced a North American headlining tour in support of their new album Relentless Reckless Forever. Support on the Children Of Bodom tour will come from Devin Townsend with openers Obscura and Septicflesh rotating positions each night.

Brought to you by Guitar World and Revolver, the North American leg of Children Of Bodom's Ugly World Tour will kick off in Los Angeles on June 24 and run through July 24 in Montreal where COB will perform alongside Kiss, Motörhead and more as part of the Heavy MTL hard rock festival.

"We are psyched to see all of our friends in North America and to play our new songs live for all of the Bodom maniacs," commented COB guitarist/vocalist Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho. "Get ready to throw it down!"

Children Of Bodom's Ugly World Tour - Ft. Devin Townsend, Septicflesh, Obscura:

June 24 - West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues
June 25 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
June 26 - Portland, OR - Roseland
June 27 - Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market
June 28 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
June 30 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Ballroom
July 02 - Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Events Center
July 03 - Saskatoon, SK - Odeon
July 04 - Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Center
July 05 - St. Paul, MN - Station Four
July 06 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
July 08 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
July 09 - Orlando, FL - BeachamTheater
July 10 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
July 12 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
July 13 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
July 14 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
July 15 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
July 16 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theatre
July 17 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theatre
July 19 - Worcester, PA - Palladium
July 21 - Halifax, NS - Multipurpose Centre (no Devin Townsend)
July 23 - Toronto, ONT - Downsview Park (Heavy T.O.)
July 24 - Montreal, QC - Parc Jean-Drapeau (Heavy MTL)


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Posted: 12.04.2011 by Thryce | Comments (19)

Leaves' Eyes - New Video Online

"To France", the new video from German/Norwegian symphonic metal band Leaves' Eyes, can now be watched below.

The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company in Gothenburg, Sweden.

"To France", a cover of the Mike Oldfield classic, comes off the band's upcoming new album Meredead, which will be released on April 22nd through Napalm Records. More album details were previously reported over here.


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Posted: 12.04.2011 by BudDa | Comments (12)

Panzerchrist - Entire New Album Streaming Online

Regiment Ragnarok, the new upcoming album from Danish death metal quintet Panzerchrist, is now available for streaming in its entirety over at Metal-Hammer.

Regiment Ragnarok will be released on April 15th through Listenable Records.


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Posted: 12.04.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (5)

The Osbournes vs. Massive IRS Tax Lien

Even the Prince of Darkness has to pay up to Uncle Sam.

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne owe more than $1.7 million in back taxes to the IRS, according to The rocker turned reality star, 62, and his wife and manager, 58, reportedly owe $718,948 from 2008 and $1.024 million from 2009.

The IRS has placed a lien on their Los Angeles house, meaning if the Osbournes don't pay up soon, they're in serious danger of losing their home. Their daughter Kelly, 26, also owes the government money; TMZ reported that the state of California filed a lien against the actress for $34,000 last month.

Sharon wrote on her Twitter page last Friday: "You can't rely on anyone but yourself. You have to be on top of your own business affairs. My fault..... lesson learned."

Ozzy and Sharon recently listed their Malibu beach house on the market for $10 million.


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Posted: 12.04.2011 by LeChron James | Comments (23)

Primordial - Another New Song Online

"No Grave Deep Enough", a brand-new track from Irish pagan black metal band Primordial, has been made available for streaming over at Metal-Hammer.

Another new track, called "Bloodied Yet Unbowed", is still streaming at this location.

"No Grave Deep Enough" and "Bloodied Yet Unbowed" come off the band's upcoming new album Redemption At The Puritan's Hand, which will be released on April 23rd in Europe and on April 26th in North America through Metal Blade Records. More album details were previously reported over here.

34845 for the news!]


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Posted: 12.04.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (4)

Nevermore - Pull Out Of N. American Tour

Blabbermouth is reporting that Nevermore have apparently cancelled all of their previously announced North American tour dates. An official statement from the band will be issued shortly. Stay tuned for updates.

The North American tour will still go ahead as planned though, with Symphony X, Powerglove and Blackguard playing all dates. Also Soilwork were already forced to drop off the tour due to an injury of guitarist Peter Wichers.

1186 for the notice!]


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Event: Symphony X: North American Tour 2011
Posted: 12.04.2011 by Thryce | Comments (10)

Therion - New Video Online

"Kali Yuga III", the new video from Therion, can now be watched over at this location.

"Kali Yuga III" comes off the band's latest album Sitra Ahra, which was released in September last year through Nuclear Blast Records. The album was voted "The Best Symphonic Metal Album" in the 2010 Metal Storm Awards.


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Posted: 11.04.2011 by Thryce | Comments (9)

Riverside - Set To Release EP

For their 10th birthday Polish prog metallers Riverside have prepared a special release which will be available during the forthcoming tour. The EP entitled Memories In My Head contains 33 minutes of fresh music.

Vocalist/ Bassist Mariusz Duda gives more insight about the EP: "This new material, concerning (for obvious reasons) the themes of the passing time, will be a pleasant surprise for those who have missed the specific kind of melodies and space known from the bands early releases. We have consciously gone back to our beginnings to create a certain kind of a circle. This mini-album will contain three longer compositions most resembling those from our first two albums. The result is a quite interesting, spacious, film-soundtrackish, nostalgic, and most of all rock mixture, summing up our career's first decade quite well. Memories In My Head is an album which appears out of nowhere, without much promotion; we hope, though, that its content can defend itself and that it will evoke a lot of positive emotions. It does that to us, and we will prove it soon, playing those songs live at our upcoming gigs."

The concerts at which it will be possible to buy this mini-album and hear the new songs live will begin on 5th of May in Prague (CZ) and finish on 29th of May in Warsaw (PL). Tides From Nebula, a band from Poland, will support Riverside at the 12 European concerts, and The Pineapple Thief from Great Britain and Paatos from Sweden will do the same at the 6 Polish gigs.

All Riverside Anniversary Tour dates can be at this location.

Memories In My Head tracklist:

01. Goodbye Sweet Innocence
02. Living In The Past
03. Forgotten Land


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Event: Riverside: 2011 Anniversary Tour
Posted: 11.04.2011 by BudDa | Comments (4)