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Pain - New Album Available On Halloween

Pain will release its new album "Cynic Paradise" on October 31 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to "Psalms Of Extinction", which was released in 2007 via Roadrunner, features "eleven gems offering a vast variety of styles and influences which are even new for Pain," according to a press release. Nightwish singer Anette Olzon makes a guest appearance on two tracks, "Follow Me" and "Feed Us". The artwork was created by renowned artist Travis Smith (Amorphis, Opeth, Nevermore).

"Cynic Paradise" will be available as a limited-edition digipack including a bonus Cd.


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Posted: 11.08.2008 by Hamird | Comments (10)

Subway To Sally - New Live DVD/CD

German Folk Rock/Metal masters Subway To Sally have just announced the release of their new live DVD/CD "Schlachthof!".

The extensive DVD and CD package will document the band's highly acclaimed gig in Dresden, venue Alter Schlachthof, on December 28th, 2007 while playing the first leg of their Bastard tour. The double feature will be available as a limited DVD digi plus CD, limited CD digi plus DVD as well as on blue ray disc. "Schlachthof!" is set to be unleashed on September 5th. Tracklist, cover artwork and further details to be revealed soon. Furthermore the two albums "Herzblut" (2001) and "Engelskrieger" (2003) will be re-issued together in a noble, embossed double digipack with re-done cover art. The package will also be released on September 5th.

Band profile: Subway To Sally
Posted: 25.06.2008 by Hamird | Comments (0)

Cult Of Luna - New Album Title Revealed

Swedish art-rock outfit Cult Of Luna has set "Eternal Kingdom" as the title of its fifth full-length album, due on June 16 in Europe and July 8 in the U.S. via Earache Records. The CD was recorded at Tonteknik Studios in the band's hometown of Umeå. The follow-up to 2006's critically aclaimed "Somewhere Along The Highway" will reportedly be "much heavier and darker affair than previous albums."

The artwork for "Eternal Kingdom" can be viewed at this location.

Commented guitarist Erik Olofsson: "It is with great ambition and struggle we have created a very heavy album. The sound is strong and progressive. Our compositions do not hold back on anything this time!"

Check out pictures from the recording sessions at this location.

Cult Of Luna was honored with a "P3 Guld" award (for the band's criticially acclaimed "Somewhere along the Highway" release) in January 2007 from Swedish radio station P3 in the "Best Rock/Metal Album of the Year" category.


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Posted: 12.04.2008 by Hamird | Comments (3)

Torture Killer - Parts Ways With Chris Barnes

According to a posting on the Six Feet Under website, legendary death metal vocalist Chris Barnes has officially parted ways with the Finnish death metal band Torture Killer, who took their name from a Six Feet Under song back when they were a SFU and Obituary cover band.

"I am no longer involved with, or a member of the band Torture Killer. The split is mutual; it was just time for me to move forward. I wish the band well in all future plans and musical endeavors" comments Chris Barnes.

Torture Killer have commented the split and announced their new vocalist on their Myspace site:

"From this point on we will continue with Sallinen on vocals. No drama, we agreed it will be less confusing and better for us and Chris to continue on our own paths. We're very grateful for his help during the past few years and wish him the best of luck - he's been cool to us all this time. With Sallinen we now have a complete and solid line-up and will concentrate on finishing the 3rd Torture Killer album."


Band profile: Torture Killer
Posted: 12.02.2008 by Hamird | Comments (1)

Amon Amarth - Fall Tourdates Announced

This is message is published by Amon Amarth's official website:
"You've heard the rumours already, but now we can finally confirm from our part that we will take part of the European tour with Dimmu Borgir.
We're really glad to be a part of that package and look forward touring with our fellow Scandinavians.
The tour starts in late September and runs until beginning of November. Check them here:
dates 2007:





w. Gwar, Chimera, Shadows Fall + more

06.07 Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
07.07 Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete St. Amphitheatre
08.07 Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theatre
10.07 Orlando, FL - UCf Arena
11.07 Myrtle Beach, SC - House Of Blues
13.07 Worcester, MA - Palladium
14.07 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom Outside
15.07 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
16.07 Winston-salem, NC - Millennium Center
18.07 Toronto, ON - Koolhaus Complex
19.07 Detroit, MI - State Theatre
20.07 Milwuakee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
21.07 Cleveland, OH - Time Warner Cable Amphitheater
22.07 Columbus, OH - Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
23.07 Chicago, IL - Congress Theatre
24.07 Minneapolis, MN - Myth
27.07 Calgary, AB - Macewan Hall
28.07 Edmonton, AB - Shaw Conference Center
30.07 Portland, OR - Expo Hall
01.08 Salt Lake City, UT - Salt Air Pavilion
03.08 San Jose, CA - Events Center AT San Jose Univ.
04.08 Irvine, CA - Irvine Meadows Side Stage
05.08 Mesa, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre
06.08 Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
08.08 Denver, CO - Fillmore


Supporting Dimmu Borgir:

22.09. Antwerpen (B) - Hof Ter Loo
23.09. Amsterdam (NL) - Paradiso
24.09. Tilburg (NL) - 013
25.09. Köln (D) - E-Werk
26.09. Brussels (B) - AB
28.09. London (UK) - Forum
29.09. Nottingham (UK) - Rock City
30.09. Manchester (UK) - Academy 1+2
01.10. Glasgow (UK) - Garage
02.10. Wolverhampton (UK) - Civic Music Hall
04.10. Paris (F) - Elysee Monmatre
05.10. Paris (F) - Elysee Monmatre
06.10. Marseille (F) - Moulin
07.10. Barcelona (E) - Razzamatazz 2
09.10. Lisbon (P) - Coliseu
10.10. Madrid (E) - Joy Eslava
11.10. Bergara (E) - Sala Jam
13.10. Pratteln (CH) - Z7
14.10. Milan (I) - Alcatrazz
15.10. Ljubljana (SLO) - Exibition Hall
16.10. Vienna (A) - Planet Music
17.10. Budapest (H) - Petofi Csarnok


Band profile: Amon Amarth
Posted: 30.06.2007 by Hamird | Comments (10)

Six Feet Under - New Video Available For Download

The new videoclip from the new album "Commandment" of US Death Metallers Six Feet Under, is made available for download. The song is called 'Ghost Of The Undead'. The video can be found here.

"Commandment" was released on 17 April 2007.


Band profile: Six Feet Under
Posted: 21.05.2007 by Hamird | Comments (2)