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Corrosion Of Conformity - Update On The New Album

As reported back in February, the reunited Animosity line-up of Corrosion Of Conformity has entered the studio with long-time producer John Custer (Blind, Deliverance, Wiseblood, America's Volume Dealer, Arms Of God) to begin recording the band's new album tentatively due for a late 2011 release.

In a recent interview with UGO, bassist/vocalist Mike Dean told the following about the forthcoming album: "The title is yet to be determined. A self-titled release crossed our minds but the album title is a game-time decision. October is a good time but if we miss that, early 2012 would be a fine time for release. "The Moneychangers", "River Of Stone" and "Rat City" are some of the [song]titles."

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Source: roadrunnerrecords.com
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Posted: 03.06.2011 by Thryce | Comments (6)


Mastic Scum - New Album In The Works

Austrian grindcore act Mastic Scum are working on a new full-length album, tentatively due later this year.

The band issued the following update: "We are currently working on the new album! We are fucking excited about the new record which follows our last album, Dust, our strongest release up to date, of which we are very proud!! However, the new release will be for sure a progression from the songwriting and sound production points of view.

Some of the songwriting is already done, but we still have work to do! The new material so far is fucking brutal, combining shredding rhythms, mosh grooves and grindcore blast attacks! We sure give 100% in the songwriting process and we cannot wait to enjoy with everyone the new overdose of brutal distorted structures! Be prepared!!

As our goal is to enter the studio earliest in autumn 2011, we are very focused on our work and will play just a few live shows this summer/fall. Nevertheless, we really look forward to grind with you at our upcoming shows!"

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Source: myspace.com
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Posted: 03.06.2011 by Thryce | Comments (0)


Anthrax - Tentative Release Date Announced

Big news in the "never thought I'd see the day" department, Worship Music, the long-overdue new album from Anthrax, is tentatively scheduled for a September 12 release in Europe through Nuclear Blast Records, and a September 13 release date in the US through Megaforce Records.

Songtitles set to appear on Worship Music include "Fight 'Em 'Til You Can't", "I'm Alive", "Crawl", "The Giant", "Earth On Hell" and "Down Goes The Sun".


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Worship Music was originally supposed to be released in 2009 as the debut of singer Dan Nelson. Instead, the album now marks the first new Anthrax record to feature vocalist Joey Belladonna in 20 years.

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Source: metalzone.gr
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Posted: 02.06.2011 by Thryce | Comments (15)


Blut Aus Nord - Second Part Of Trilogy To Be Released In September

777 - The Desanctification, Blut Aus Nord's eagerly awaited second part of the 777 trilogy is currently being recorded and will be released via Debemur Morti Production this coming September.

The critically acclaimed first part, 777 - Sect(s), was released in April and is currently available in Digipack CD, Gatefold 12" LP (gold or black record) and download.

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Source: puregrainaudio.com
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Posted: 02.06.2011 by Thryce | Comments (4)


Accept - New Video Online

"Pandemic" the new video from German heavy metallers Accept, can now be watched below. The video was directed by Dave Blass and produced by Doug Jef­fery for Grid 41.

"Pandemic" comes off the band's latest album, entitled Blood Of Nations, which was released in August/September last year through Nuclear Blast Records.

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Source: youtube.com
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Posted: 02.06.2011 by BudDa | Comments (5)


Lizzy Borden - US Tour Dates

Lizzy Borden have confirmed they will be touring the USA this summer on the Lizzy Borden Summer of Blood Tour 2011.

The summer tour will feature songs from the latest release Appointment with Death, and with the back catalogue well represented with songs like "Me Against the World", "American Metal", "Master of Disguise", "There will be Blood Tonight" and many more, this will be pure American metal summer fun in the USA!

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Source: myspace.com
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Posted: 02.06.2011 by BudDa | Comments (0)


Skeletonwitch - Begins Tracking New Record

Skeletonwitch entered a Los Angeles studio yesterday (Wednesday June 1st) with producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Machine Head, Kreator) to begin recording the follow up to 2009's Breathing The Fire.

The as-yet-untitled album, expected to be released this fall, features the track "The Infernal Resurrection," the demo version of which appears as the B-side on the soon-to-be-released final 7-inch of a limited-edition vinyl trilogy. This will mark the first recording with their new drummer, former Demiricous skin-pounder Dustin Boltjes.

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Source: prostheticrecords.com
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Posted: 02.06.2011 by BudDa | Comments (5)


The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza - Working On New Material

Extreme/experimental metal outfit The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza have entered NS Studio in Muskegon, MI to begin tracking their next full-length album, probably entitled Danza IV. The band is working with producer/engineer Nicholas Scott (from Anthem Alone fame) at the helm. An autumn release date through Black Market Activities is expected. Stay tuned for updates!

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Source: facebook.com
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Posted: 01.06.2011 by Thryce | Comments (7)


Opeth - Cover Artwork Revealed

Heritage, the new upcoming album from Swedish prog metallers Opeth will be released on September 20th through Roadrunner Records. The band has now unveiled the album cover artwork, which was created by their long-time friend Travis Smith (Avenged Sevenfold, Strapping Young Lad, Soulfly).

The album tracklist was previously reported over here.

Heritage was recorded earlier this year at Atlantis Studios in Stockholm, Sweden. The album was engineered by Jens Bogren (Soilwork, Katatonia, Paradise Lost) and mixed by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree).

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Source: opeth.com
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Posted: 01.06.2011 by Thryce | Comments (124)


Amon Amarth - Touring Europe With As I Lay Dying

Swedish melodeath warriors Amon Amarth will be conquering Europe on a six-week headlining tour in autumn. Metal Blade labelmates As I Lay Dying have been confirmed as the direct support act. Get the complete tour schedule below.

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Source: surturrising.com
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Event: Amon Amarth: Surtur Rising Tour
Posted: 01.06.2011 by Thryce | Comments (18)


Jungle Rot - New Video Online

"Rise Up and Revolt" the new video from Wisconsin's emissaries of death Jungle Rot, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Eric Richter.

"Rise Up And Revolt" comes off the band's upcoming new album Kill On Command, which will be released on June 21st through Victory Records.

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Source: victoryrecords.com
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Posted: 01.06.2011 by BudDa | Comments (0)


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
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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
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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
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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)