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Cathedral - Enter The Studio, Reveal Album Title

Cathedral are ready to commence work on their ninth studio album. The band will enter the Chapel Studios together with producer Warren Riker in November to record The Guessing Game. Some song titles have also been revealed: "Journeys Into Jade", "The Casket Chasers", "Funeral Of Dreams", "Death Of An Anarchist", "La Noche Del Buque Maldito" (aka Ghost Ship Of The Blind Dead) and "Open Mind Surgery". The artwork will once more be supplied by longtime Cathedral cover artist Dave Patchett.

The Guessing Game is scheduled for a spring 2010 release.


Band profile: Cathedral
Posted: 29.10.2009 by Hamird | Comments (5)

Annotations Of An Autopsy - Album Cover Artwork Revealed

Annotations Of An Autopsy have just revealed the cover artwork for their upcoming second album, which can be viewed here. The tracklist will be announced soon.

"The Reign Of Darkness" is scheduled for a January 2010 release via Nuclear Blast.


Band profile: Annotations Of An Autopsy
Posted: 16.10.2009 by Hamird | Comments (0)

Sonic Syndicate - New Song And Video Available

Original news, posted on 25.09.2009

Swedish rockers, Sonic Syndicate, have uploaded a brand new track called "Burn This City" on their MySpace page. You can check it out here, and also hear the new singer Nathan J. Biggs performing.

A video to "Burn This City" was shot by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company.

The band will be releasing a new EP called "The Rebellion Pack", which contains two brand new songs ("Burn This City" (album and radio version), "Rebellion In Nightmareland") featuring Nathan, on November 6th which comes together with the latest album "Love And Other Disasters" as an all-in-one-package.

A new album is due in April/May 2010, so stay tuned!

UPDATE (thanks to 1304)

Sonic Syndicate have uploaded the official video clip to their brand new track "Burn This City".


Band profile: Sonic Syndicate
Posted: 29.09.2009 by Ham:R | Comments (11)

Annotations Of An Autopsy - Drummer Leaves

Lyn Jeffs, drummer of UK based Annotations Of An Autopsy, issued the following statement:

"I´ve decided to leave Annotations Of An Autopsy to concentrate on my other band Ingested, I feel that they deserve a drummer who is 100% commited to what the band is doing. I've had a great time on tour with AOAA and a great time meeting all the fans who have supported me and the band over the past year. I wish the band luck in the future and hope to share a stage again one day. For now, I will be playing the remaining tours we have booked till the end of the year, so I'm looking forward to meeting all you fuckers on the road again!"

Band profile: Annotations Of An Autopsy
Posted: 29.09.2009 by Ham:R | Comments (2)

Chimaira - Replacement For Guitarist On Euro Tour

Chimaira rhythm guitarist Matt DeVries is sitting out the remainder of the band's European tour so that he can be home in time for the birth of his son. Filling in for him for the rest of the European dates is Emil Werstler of Dååth.

DeVries will be back on stage with Chimaira for the band's U.S. tour with Trivium, which kicks off on October 29.

Commented Matt: "This is going to be one of the happiest moments of my life and I want to thank the fans for understanding my absence. Emil is one of the most talented guitarists I have ever jammed with and I am fully confident he will do a fantastic job filling in. I'll be back on stage riffing in a few weeks."


Band profile: Chimaira
Posted: 29.09.2009 by Ham:R | Comments (1)

Scar Symmetry - Entire New Album Streaming Online

Scar Symmetry have made their entire new album "Dark Matter Dimensions" available for streaming online at the band's MySpace. "Dark Matter Dimensions" will be released on October 2, 2009 (Europe) and October 20, 2009 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records.

"Dark Matter Dimensions" cover art] tracklist:

01. The Iconoclast
02. The Consciousness Eaters
03. Noumenon And Phenomenon
04. Ascension Chamber
05. Mechanical Soul Cybernetics
06. Non-Human Era
07. Dark Matter Dimensions
08. Sculptor Void
09. A Parenthesis In Eternity
10. Frequency-Shifter
11. Radiant Strain
12. Pariah


Band profile: Scar Symmetry
Posted: 25.09.2009 by Ham:R | Comments (17)

Nile - European Tour Dates, New Album Title Revealed

Nile have just revealed the title of their upcoming album, entitled "Those Whom The Gods Detest". The album will be released in autumn 2009 via Nuclear Blast Records.

The band will also embark on a full European tour in November/December 2009. Support for this tour will come from Krisiun, Grave, Ulcerate, Corpus Mortale and guests.

"Those Whom The Gods Detest European Tour" announced dates are as follows:

17.11.2009 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja
18.11.2009 - Wroclaw, Poland - WZ
19.11.2009 - Berlin, Germany - K17
20.11.2009 - Glauchau, Germany - Alte Spinnerei
21.11.2009 - Essen, Germany - Turock
22.11.2009 - Bad Laasphe, Germany - Connection
24.11.2009 - Lausanne, Switzerland - Les Docks
25.11.2009 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
26.11.2009 - Milan, Italy - Music Drome
27.11.2009 - Rome, Italy - Alpheus
28.11.2009 - Rimini, Italy - Velvet
29.11.2009 - Lyon, France - TBA
30.11.2009 - Toulouse or Marseille, France - TBA
01.12.2009 - Bilbao, Spain - Santana
02.12.2009 - Porto, Portugal - Cinema Batalha
03.12.2009 - Lisboa, Portugal - Incrivel Almadense
04.12.2009 - Sevilla, Spain - Sala Q
05.12.2009 - Madrid, Spain - Caracol
06.12.2009 - Barcelona, Spain - Salamandra 1
08.12.2009 - Nantes, France - Olympic
09.12.2009 - Paris, France - Trabendo
10.12.2009 - Caen, France - Cargo
11.12.2009 - TBA, Belgium - TBA
12.12.2009 - Enschede, Netherlands - Atak
13.12.2009 - Mühltal-Darmstadt, Germany - Steinbruch Theater
14.12.2009 - Trier, Germany - Exhaus
15.12.2009 - London, UK - The Scala
16.12.2009 - Wolverhampton, UK - Wulfrun Hall
17.12.2009 - Leeuwarden, Netherlands - Romein
18.12.2009 - Hannover, Germany - Musikzentrum
19.12.2009 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Effenaar (Eindhoven Metal Meeting)


Band profile: Nile
Event: Nile: Those Whom The Gods Detest European Tour
Posted: 23.07.2009 by Ham:dR | Comments (19)

Machine Head - Pull Out Of Sonisphere UK

Machine Head announced that the band will no longer play the upcoming Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth, UK:

"It is with the utmost disappointment that we must announce that Machine Head will not be playing the Sonisphere date at Knebworth in the U.K. on August 2nd.

In a turn of events that has left us absolutely baffled, the promoter of the U.K. Sonisphere festival recently placed, unbeknownst to us, Limp Bizkit in our 3rd slot on the festival. Seeing as the running order was a significant part of the negotiation and agreement between us and the promoter, and the fact that we had been advertised in that slot since the festival's announcement, you can imagine our surprise when we were "told" that we would now be playing in the 4th slot, under Limp Bizkit, and bizarrely, it was actually expected that we would quietly move down the bill without issue. We will not.

Machine Head turned down the U.K.'s Download Festival, a festival we are very fond of - which incidentally, had us above Limp Bizkit - to commit to the Knebworth festival, as we felt a closer kinship to the bands performing this year. In an effort to make this situation in Knebworth work, we have spent more than a week striving to resolve this issue in a proper manner. Unfortunately, that did not happen.

So we have regrettably been left with no choice but to cancel our appearance rather than stand for the disrespect and indignity offered by a promoter who won't honor our agreement. While we know that our fans will be furious about this situation - as are we, beyond words - we trust that you will all understand our position, and we encourage you to voice your opinion about it as loud and clear as possible.

The rest of our festival dates across Europe, including the other Sonisphere dates, as well as our headline of the Wacken festival remain unchanged."


Band profile: Machine Head
Event: Sonisphere Festival
Posted: 09.07.2009 by Ham:dR | Comments (13)

Vader - New Song Online

A brand new Vader track "We Are The Horde" is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The upcoming studio album "Necropolis" will be released on August 21st through Nuclear Blast.


Band profile: Vader
Posted: 03.07.2009 by Ham:Rd | Comments (7)

Voivod - Entire New Album Available For Streaming

Canadian legends Voivod have just put their new album "Infini" (released June 12th) online as a stream. You can listen to the complete album - which is late guitarist's Denis "Piggy" D'Amours legacy - right here.

"Infini" cover art] tracklist:

01. God Phones
02. From The Cave
03. Earthache
04. Global Warning
05. A Room With A View
06. Destroy After Reading
07. Treasure Chase
08. Krap Radio
09. In Orbit
10. Deathproof
11. Pyramidome
12. Morpheus
13. Volcano


Band profile: Voivod
Posted: 28.06.2009 by Hamrd | Comments (6)

Immolation - Sign With Nuclear Blast

New York death metal veterans Immolation have signed a worldwide, multi-album contract with Nuclear Blast Records, who will release the band's upcoming eighth studio album in early 2010.

Commented the band: "We are looking forward to working with Nuclear Blast, a classic label that has become one of the largest driving forces in metal today. We intend to have a new album out for early next year. Expect the new one to have some of the most dark and intense music we've ever put together!"

Band profile: Immolation
Posted: 26.06.2009 by Hamrd | Comments (6)

Killswitch Engage - New Album Available For Streaming

"Killswitch Engage", the band's new self-titled album is now available for streaming at their official Myspace page.

"Killswitch Engage" cover art] tracklist

01. Never Again
02. Starting Over
03. The Forgotten
04. Reckoning
05. The Returns
06. A Light In A Darkened World
07. Take Me Away
08. I Would Do Anything
09. Save Me
10. Lost
11. This Is Goodbye

Killswitch Engage's latest video for the single "Starting Over":


Band profile: Killswitch Engage
Posted: 24.06.2009 by Hamrd | Comments (3)

Isis - New Album Out In May

Isis is going to release their fifth studio album on 5 May, via Ipecac Recordings. The CD, entitled "Wavering Radiant" was produced by Joe Baressi and will receive a limited-edition vinyl release on April 21. Tool's Adam Jones contributed guitar parts to two songs from the LP.

The album cover can be seen here.

"Wavering Radiant" tracklisting:

01. Hall Of The Dead
02. Ghost Key
03. Hand Of The Host
04. Wavering Radiant
05. Stone To Wake A Serpent
06. 20 Minutes / 40 Years
07. Threshold Of Transformation


Band profile: Isis
Posted: 07.02.2009 by Hämid | Comments (13)

Pain - New Video Featuring Nightwish Vocalist

Pain's brandnew videoclip for "Follow me" taken from the album, "Cynic Paradise" is now online. Nightwish vocalist Anette Olzon makes a guest appearance on two tracks of that album ("Follow Me" and "Feed Us") and also makes a guest appearance in the video. Check it out here.


Band profile: Pain
Posted: 02.11.2008 by Hamird | Comments (27)

Divine Heresy - South American Cancellation

Divine Heresy regret to announce the following message, posted on the group's MySpace page:

"Divine Heresy would like to send our sincerest apologies to all of our South American fans. We were so happy to finally be able to come down and play some killer show's for all of you guys!, but the promoter (Casa De Musica) fucked up getting the necessary work visa's and flight's. Please do not let this reflect negatively on the band and as soon as we find a new promoter we will come back down there and tear it up!"


Band profile: Divine Heresy
Event: Divine Heresy: Latin American Tour [CANCELLED]
Posted: 14.08.2008 by Hamird | Comments (4)