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Enslaved - New EP Online

"The Sleeping Gods", a brand-new track from Norwegian progressive metallers Enslaved, is now available for streaming over at Metal Injection.


"The Sleeping Gods" is the title track of the band's upcoming EP which will be released for free through Scion A/V.


Band profile: Enslaved
Posted: 12.05.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (12)

Elis - Singer Sandra Schleret Leaves The Band

Official press release

"More than 4 years ago I joined Elis as their new singer. Our journey was very special to me, and I think that we found one another at a time when we really needed it the most. I gave my best to honor Sabine's legacy and nevertheless stay true to myself and open a new chapter together with the band. I am sorry to say that we have reached a point where this chapter now comes to an end. We had an amazing and exciting time and the guys really touched my heart. We made a great album in which I've put all of my heart and which means a lot to me. We sat together and talked long about everything, and we concluded that it is better to go separate ways from now on. I simply feel the need to devote myself to my own music, my aims and tasks, and the guys can not accompany me on that way because they have their own aims, ideas and expectations. I am sure that it's the right decision, because it is very important to me to dedicate myself to everything I do with full heart and soul. Now that I can not ensure this anymore I think it's only fair to say it freely. Elis will always have my full support and my friendship will guide them on their way. The guys have found a great new singer and so I am leaving with a good feeling, though I am very sad about the end of our time together.

I dearly want to thank all the Elis fans, who gave me such a warm welcome! I hope we will see each other again!

With all my best wishes,


Band profile: Elis
Posted: 12.05.2011 by RaquelSenra | Comments (8)

Edguy - European Tour Dates Revealed

German power metallers Edguy have revealed upcoming tour dates running through-out Europe, starting in September. Supporting the band will be Kottak.


Band profile: Edguy
Event: Edguy: European Tour
Posted: 12.05.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (9)

Behemoth - Nergal Back On Stage First Time After Transplant!

We are proud to announce that yesterday Nergal hit the stage for the first time after transplant! Nergal performed the "Penetration" song together with Carl McCoy and Fields Of The Nephilim, who played a show in Katowice, Poland on May 6th, Mega Club.

This is what we got from Nergal:

"I just came off stage...Katowice, Poland. It was my first performance after the transplant. I don't remember when the last time I was THAT nervous. First of all, I had to join one of my favorite bands ever, true legends, Fields Of The Nephilim... secondly, I'm still not 100% in shape so I didn't know how my body would react. I would risk saying I'm maybe 60% of what I used to be…but still progressing! Anyway, We did a song "Penetration" together with Carl McCoy and Co. What a blast I have to tell you. I had a serious adrenaline rush and it was such a boost of energy I can't even describe. My mouth dried out after 30 seconds so I could hardly breathe but the energy wouldn't let me stop. I was carried away. The moment I saw the crowd, I felt this double bass pounding underneath my feet... I was in trance. I'm counting days 'til we come back with Behemoth full time. 5 months to go...huh."

Band profile: Behemoth
Posted: 12.05.2011 by Pandabeer | Comments (18)

Glorior Belli - Sign With Metal Blade Records

Glorior Belli have inked a worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records in anticipation of their upcoming album The Great Southern Darkness, due to be released in the fall of this year.

The band commented: "We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to work with the folks of Metal Blade Records, who put out some of the best Metal in the past decades, and it's only fair given the efforts and determination of Glorior Belli into making genuine music that stands the test of time."


Band profile: Glorior Belli
Posted: 12.05.2011 by SlaytallicA | Comments (0)

Megadeth - Frontman Forms New Band

Megadeth are gearing up to record their as-yet-untitled new album with producer Johnny Karkazis (Machine Head, Disturbed). The album is slated for a fall 2011 release through Roadrunner Records, with drum tracking due to begin next week at Vic's Garage studio in San Marcos, operated by band leader Dave Mustaine. Johnny K replaces Andy Sneap (Nevermore) behind the board, who was forced to pull out due to scheduling conflicts.

Stay tuned for updates on Megadeth's follow-up to 2009's Endgame which debuted on the Billboard 200 at #9!

In other news, Mustaine has launched a new project called Red Lamb with former Anthrax guitarist Dan Spitz, Accept bassist Peter Baltes and Yngwie Malmsteen drummer Patrick Johansson. Most of the music will be taken from Spitz's aborted Deuxmonkey project with ex-Crimson Glory frontman Wade Black, which fell apart when Black quit back in April due to creative differences.

Johnny K is also on board to produce the album.


Band profile: Megadeth
Posted: 12.05.2011 by CHEF METAL HEAD | Comments (29)

Profetus - New Album Details

Finnish funeral doom group Profetus, are now finishing their upcoming second album "…to Open the Passages in Dusk", which is to be released in summer 2011 through Weird Truth productions, Japan. The album, consisting playing time of one hour, and 4 solemn and majestic tracks is again invoking the stream of Dark Scandinavian Doom Metal at its finest. Profetus paints with the brush of long-known tradition, leading the listener towards the sole essence of Scandinavian mind - picturing a desolate landscape, where the gloomy mist circles the thousand lakes, tasting the soil, cascading to the cold air into piercing northern light.

"…to Open the Passages in Dusk" tracklist:

01. When Autumn Cries a Fiery Canticle
02. The Watchers Dusk
03. The Shoreless
04. Burn, Lanterns of Eve


Band profile: Profetus
Posted: 12.05.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

Ghost Brigade - New Album Release Date Revealed, Finnish Tour Dates

Season Of Mist press release

Ghost Brigade have set Until Fear No Longer Defines Us as the title of their forthcoming third album, which has been scheduled for an August 19th (August 23rd in North America) release.

In order to celebrate the release of Until Fear No Longer Defines Us, the band will embark on a Finnish tour in next September and October. Support for most of the shows comes from Finnish dark hardcore act Unkind.


Band profile: Ghost Brigade
Event: Ghost Brigade: Finnish Tour
Posted: 08.05.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (8)

Arch Enemy - New Song And Album Trailer Online

Official press release

Arch Enemy have teamed up with to launch the brand new track "Bloodstained Cross" off the upcoming album Khaos Legions which will hit stores on May 30th in Europe and June 7th in North America. Simply head over to this location.

Angela Gossow comments: ""Bloodstained Cross" - I'd say the title speaks for itself on this one! A remorseless and brutal, yet intricate knuckleduster thrash-attack. Some epic guitar moments in this one too courtesy of the Amott bros. Will be a killer track live... Now turn up the volume and blast this godless anthem all over town!"

In addition you can now enjoy the second Khaos Legions trailer on YouTube.

Last but not least, you can now pre-order Khaos Legions in various formats on Century Media Records.

Kriegsphilosoph for the news!]


Band profile: Arch Enemy
Posted: 08.05.2011 by Vargsmal | Comments (20)

Sepultura - New Album Details

Nuclear Blast press release

Legendary Brazilian/American thrashers Sepultura have released the cover artwork for their upcoming album Kairos. Artwork was handled this time around by artist Eric Sayers.

"I started by researching Kairos for images and meaning as soon as the band gave me the title," stated Sayers. Kairos is about time, the actions we take, and the positive or negative repercussions that follow. I knew the image would have wings. I also knew I would somehow need to represent time, but in a way that is timeless. Speaking with Andreas, he had an idea for a gel skull. I was uncertain how I would make that happen, but I did and it is unique. Actions and their repercussions are represented by the arms, transitioning from the strong healthy arm on top and the decrepit hand below. The background is made from a couple of photos I took on a recent trip to Morocco. They give the composition a mystical quality. It was an honor for me to work with Sepultura. I am a long-time fan of this legendary band."

Guitarist Andreas Kisser added: "We were very lucky choosing the artist to design the cover of Kairos. His name's Erich Sayers and we met him backstage in a Sepultura concert in LA last January. He left us his card and when we checked his website, we got very impressed by his awesome work. I explained to him the concept of Kairos and he fastly captured what we wanted, sending us ideas in that same week. He's a very talented guy, who knew how to draw the concept of the album. The cover is different to all the other covers we did in the past but it's "old school" at the same time, like the album itself. We're very happy with the result".

Sepultura will release Kairos, their 12th studio album and Nuclear Blast Records debut, on June 24. Kairos was recorded once again at Trama Studios in São Paulo, Brazil and produced and mixed by Roy Z. (Judas Priest, Halford, Bruce Dickinson, Helloween). Mastering was handled by Maor Appelbaum!

Kairos tracklist:

01. Spectrum
02. Kairos
03. Relentless
04. (2011)
05. Just One Fix Ministry cover]
06. Dialog
07. Mask
08. (1433)
09. Seethe
10. Born Strong
11. Embrace The Storm
12. (5772)
13. No One Will Stand
14. Structure Violence (Azzes)
15. (4648)
16. Firestarter
17. Point Of No Return
+ making of DVD

Amatsu Mikaboshi for the news!]


Band profile: Sepultura
Posted: 08.05.2011 by Vargsmal | Comments (24)

Against The Plagues - New Bassist Announced

Official press release

Bassist Novy (ex-Behemoth/Vader, Road's End) will be officially teaming up with Chicago based, multinational extreme act Against The Plagues in support of their second full-length release. The band decided to part ways with previous guitarist Wojtek Lisicki and continuing work on new album as a 4 piece group including Varyen - drums(ex-Forest Of Impaled/Damnation), Marco Martell - guitars (Divine Empire), Novy - bass (ex-Behemoth/Vader, Road's End), Logan Perez - vocals (Vex).

Commented co-founder Varyen Chylinski: "I am proud to announce that one of the best bass player in death metal scene - Novy who previously worked with Behemoth and Vader is officially new member of Against The Plagues! He is great very experienced musician who used to play in several world class bands in the past and I am looking forward to work with him on our upcoming second album. We are very excited and full of energy like never before and I cannot wait to expose our new material to all our loyal followers! Also I want to confirmed that guitarist Wojtek Lisicki is no longer with us. We wish him all the best. Please check out our myspace/facebook sites for all updates."


Band profile: Against The Plagues
Posted: 08.05.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (2)

Archgoat - To Record New EP

Debemur Morti Productions press release

Finnish black crusaders Archgoat will record 5 new hymns of Angelslaying Black Fucking Metal this coming July. The mini album should be released in October this year. More information to follow in the coming weeks.

In other news, the layouts for both full lengths, Whore Of Bethlehem and The Light-Devouring Darkness, are currently being reworked by Finnish artist Helgorth from Babalon Graphics for an upcoming picture 12" vinyl re-issue via Debemur Morti Productions.

Last but not least, the band is set to headline the Deathkult Open Air festival in Gera, Thüringen (Germany) this coming June 4th as well as The Return Of Darkness & Evil Festival IV in Clifton, NJ (USA) this coming August 13th. This is the band's first and only East Coast appearance.


Posted: 08.05.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)

Factory Of Dreams - New Video Online

"Back To Sleep", the new video from Portuguese metallers Factory Of Dreams, can be viewed at this location. The video was produced by Hugo Flores and directed by Emil Jonsvik of First Edition Pictures.

"Back To Sleep" comes off the band's latest album, entitled Melotronical, which was released on March 8 via Progrock Records.


Posted: 08.05.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (1)

Catamenia - New Keyboardist Announced

Finnish metallers Catamenia have issued the short following update:

"We've decided to take the keyboards back to our music, so we want to welcome Jussi Sauvola from Silent Threnody and Decrowned to join the band. His profile can be found here. Welcome to Cata-family, Jussi!"


Band profile: Catamenia
Posted: 07.05.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (9)

Pro-Pain - Part Ways With Guitarist, Replacement Announced

Official press release

It is with great sadness that we bring to you (the fans) the following news:

Due to unexpected circumstances regarding some potentially serious health issues, our long time lead guitarist and dear friend Tom Klimchuck will unfortunately have to put his musical endeavors on hold for at least the foreseeable future. Although we all wanted so much for Tom to be able to participate in the 20 Year Anniversary tours, we collectively decided that it was too risky and that his health and family should take precedent. Thankfully, (with Tom's blessing) we have found a replacement in Adam Phillips (Indorphine) and so the tours will move forward as planned. The fans can expect a great show, as we have quite an ambitious set list lined up for them. A personal statement from Tom to the fans can be expected shortly. In the meantime, we welcome Adam aboard and we wish Tom a speedy and full recovery. Thank you all for your support during this difficult time and transition, and special thanks to Tom for his many years of flawless commitment to our beloved band (this tour's for you). We hope to see you all at the gigs!"

Official statement from Tom: "Although thoroughly saddened by the realization that my time in Pro-Pain is at its end, I look back with an overwhelming sense of gratitude and pride. The band has been an absolute blessing to me. It has provided a platform with which to fight the good fight, and bring inspiration through commonality to people all around the world. All the while offering countless, magical experiences that most can only dream of. I owe a massive "Thank you!" to Gary, Marshall, Ricky, and Adam, as well as all previous members, and crew past and present; my brothers. It has been a privilege sharing the stage, and sharing so many incredible times with you all. These are the fabric of our souls, and you are all irreversibly woven into mine. A very special "Thank you." goes out to all the Pro-Pain fans. It is a powerful thing to watch a large group of people, seemingly strangers to one another, find common ground, and even inspiration in something I have put my heart and soul into. This is the show you have given me as I've looked out from the stage to all of you, and the gift you have given me that I will have forever. I am eternally grateful."


Band profile: Pro-Pain
Posted: 07.05.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (0)