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Angra - New Song Available For Download

A brand new Angra sond entitled "The Course of Nature", from the band's forthcoming album, "Aurora Consurgens" , is available for download here (ZIP file). The lyrics to the track can be found here.

According to the band's webpage, The first video clip out of Angra's new album "Aurora Consurgens" (to be release in October) was shot last week. The chosen track was "The Course Of Nature", which is also the first single. The video was filmed in São Paulo under the guidance of director Carina Zaratin. You can check this pic from the video shoot.


Band profile: Angra
Posted: 26.09.2006 by Døc | Comments (18)

Grave Digger - Two Album Compilation Will Be Issued By Nuclear Blast

The house cleaning at Nuclear Blast continues. On October 6th the label will release a two CD compilation featuring the band's 2001 album "The Grave Digger" and the 2003 album "Rheingold".
The Grave Digger / Rheingold tracklisting:

01. Son Of Evil
02. The Grave Digger
03. Raven
04. Scythe Of Time
05. Spirits Of The Dead
06. The House
07. King Pest
08. Sacred Fire
09. Funeral Procession
10. Haunting Palace
11. Silence
12. The Ring (Overture)
13. Rheingold
14. Valhalla
15. Giants
16. Maidens Of War
17. Sword
18. Dragon
19. Liar
20. Murderer
21. Twilights Of The Gods

Grave Digger are now signed to Locomotive and will issue a new album in early 2007. The album will be called "Liberty Or Death".


Band profile: Grave Digger
Posted: 25.09.2006 by Døc | Comments (0)

God Dethroned - New Song Posted Online

A brand new God Dethroned song, entiled '2014' has been posted online via God Dethroned official MySpace page. The song comes off the Dutch death metallers' sixth album through Metal Blade Records "The Toxic Touch" due on October 20 in Germany/Austria/Switzerland, and on October 23 in the rest of Europe.
Click here to check it out.


Band profile: God Dethroned
Posted: 19.09.2006 by Døc | Comments (2)

Immortal Frontman's I Project - Two New Songs Online

Immortal mainman's I project, featuring Ice Dale (Enslaved, Audrey Horne), TC King (Sahg, ex-Gorgoroth) and Armagedda (ex-Immortal), has just uploaded two new songs from their debut album entitled "Between Two Worlds" via Abbath's MySpace page. Check out the songs "The Storm I Ride" and "Cursed We Are" here.

Check out new promotional photos here. Pictures from the band's appearance last month at the Hole In The Sky festival in Bergen, Norway can be found here.


Band profile: Immortal
Posted: 19.09.2006 by Døc | Comments (3)

Dark Tranquillity - Video/Audio Of Brand New Song Online

A video and audio footage of Swedish melodic death metallers Dark Tranquillity performing a new song, entitled 'Where Death Is Most Alive', live at the Manning Bar in Sydney on Sunday, September 17, have been posted online at PyroMusic website. You can check it all out here.

Upcoming Dark Tranquillity tour dates :


Band profile: Dark Tranquillity
Posted: 18.09.2006 by Døc | Comments (5)

Children Of Bodom - More N. American Tour Dates

More dates have been released for Children Of Bodom's headlining North American tour which is believed to also feature Amon Amarth, Sanctity, and Gojira :

November 29 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
November 30 - Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
December 01 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
December 02 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
December 04 - Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Tea Room
December 06 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
December 08 - San Diego, CA @ SOMA
December 09 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern LG
December 11 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
December 12 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
December 13 - Minneapolis, MN @ Quest Club
December 15 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
December 16 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
December 17 - New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre
December 18 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis

Band profile: Children Of Bodom
Posted: 17.09.2006 by Døc | Comments (11)

Hammerfall - European Tour Dates Announced

Swedish power metallers Hammerfall go on the road again in the beginning of next year. More dates will be announced as they get booked, but here's what's confirmed as of now:

At The Threshold of... Europe 2007 :
Jan. 18 - Stora Vega - Köpenhamn, DK
Jan. 19 - Scandinavium - Göteborg, SWE
Jan. 20 - Arenan - Stockholm, SWE
Jan. 21 - Rockefeller - Oslo, NOR
Jan. 23 - Docks - Hamburg, GER
Jan. 24 - O13 - Tilburg, NETH
Jan. 25 - Hof Ter Lo - Antwerpen, BEL
Jan. 26 - Stadthalle Langen - Langen, GER
Jan. 27 - Live Music Hall - Köln, GER
Jan. 28 - Turbinenhalle - Oberhausen, GER
Jan. 30 - Halle Gartlage - Osnabrück, GER
Jan. 31 - Filharmonie - Filderstadt, GER
Feb. 02 - Jako Arena - Bamberg, GER
Feb. 03 - All Karthalle - Kaufbeuren, GER
Feb. 04 - Z7 - Pratteln, SWI
Feb. 06 - Elysée Montmartre - Paris, FRA
Feb. 07 - Le Transbordeur - Lyon, FRA
Feb. 09 - Joy Eslava - Madrid, SPA
Feb. 10 - Santana 27 - Bilbao, SPA
Feb. 11 - Razzmatazz - Barcelona, SPA
Feb. 13 - Alcatrazz - Milano, ITA
Feb. 14 - Backstage - München, GER
Feb. 15 - Planet Music - Wien, AUT
Feb. 16 - Petöfi Hall - Budapest, HUN
Feb. 17 - SKC - Belgrad, SER

Hammerfall's upcoming album "Threshold" will be released on 20 October 2006.


Band profile: HammerFall
Posted: 16.09.2006 by Døc | Comments (12)

Nightwish - Starts Recording New Album

Finland's Nightwish has issued the following update via their homepage :

"Today (Friday, September 15), Nightwish enters the studio to begin recording the new album. Jukka starts the process by recording the drum parts in the next 5-6 days. Then guitars, bass and demo keyboards, followed by orchestral/choir recordings. After those, the final synths and vocals will be recorded. The whole process will last six months minimum, so we should have the final master copy in our hands sometime during the spring."


Band profile: Nightwish
Posted: 16.09.2006 by Døc | Comments (26)

Therion - Finish Recording New Album

Therion mainman Christofer Johnsson has posted the following message on the band's official website :

"We're happy to announce that the recordings have been finished and that the mix of the album is in progress. We estimate to have the album done by the end of the month and the release is scheduled for January 16th"


Band profile: Therion
Posted: 16.09.2006 by Døc | Comments (9)

Opeth - "Ghost Reveries" Special Edition

Roadrunner team have posted the following update concerning the special edition of Ghost Reveries:

"More Opeth is always a good thing and Ghost Reveries, an album many consider to be their best effort to date is getting expanded. Get ready to experience an Opeth album in a whole new way with the Ghost Reveries Special Edition.

Disc 1
01. Ghost of Perdition
02. The Baying of the Hounds
03. Beneath The Mire
04. Atonement
05. Reverie/Harlequin Forest
06. Hours of Wealth
07. The Grand Conjuration
08. Isolation Years
09. Soldier Of Fortune (Deep Purple cover)

Disc 2:
* "Beyond Ghost Reveries" - A 40 Minute Documentary
* Music Video For "The Grand Conjuration"
* 5.1 Surround Sound Mix of "Ghost Reveries"

Ghost Reveries (Special Edition) hits stores on October 31st. You can view the cover art HERE.

Opeth is currently on the road as part of Gigantour 2006. Click HERE to see when they'll be hitting your town.


Band profile: Opeth
Posted: 13.09.2006 by Døc | Comments (14)

Megadeth, Dream Theater - DVD Gigantour Concert Available For Streaming

New streaming video footage of Megadeth and Dream Theater's live appearances from the "Gigantour 2005" DVD, which came out last week, are now available, click the links to watch:

Megadeth - 'She Wolf'

Dream Theater - 'Glass Prison'

Also, a trailer for the DVD can be viewed here .


Band profile: Megadeth
Posted: 12.09.2006 by Døc | Comments (4)

Hatesphere - Added To Unleashed, Krisiun, Belphegor Tour

Danish death/thrash metallers Hatesphere have been added to the previously announced Unleashed, Krisiun, and Belphegor tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

February 8 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
February 9 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
February 11 - Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
February 15 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
March 5 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House

Band profile: Hatesphere
Posted: 12.09.2006 by Døc | Comments (3)

Iron Maiden - The Annual Xmas Card Competition Launched

Iron Maiden have posted the following call-to-arms on their homepage:

"You folks know the drill by now...

The last few years we've thrown the design of the official Iron Maiden Xmas card open to you guys. This is the card that gets sent to FC members, to friends of the band... and to the last minute people we realise we've forgotten Each year, the standard has been amazingly high and we've had a real challenge agreeing on a winner.

So, we'd like you guys to do it again. Send us your designs - conforming to the specs below - and the winner will be picked by Rod, be printed and sent to loads of people. The winner will get a credit on the card and a big bag of groovy Iron Maiden stuff.

Your design needs to be A5 size (about 21 by 15 cm) - it's up to you which way round it goes (portrait or landscape). The picture is entirely up to you.

Now here's the important stuff - as the design will be printed, you need to make sure you have a high-resolution image that you can send us if we choose your card. If you're hand painting or drawing, no problem, but if you're creating your design from scratch in Photoshop or whatever, please make sure you do it at 600dpi and not at the lower resolution you'd use for things that are going to be displayed only on a monitor. Keep the original in a very safe place, and send us a copy."

Details of sending can be checked via Maiden's homepage.

Band profile: Iron Maiden
Posted: 12.09.2006 by Døc | Comments (0)

Vader - Site Updated, Another Bonus Track Available

Taken from the Japanese edition of "The Art Of War" MCD bonus track "Die!!!" is now available in MP3 section. This is one of the first songs in Vader history, but its new version sounds much more direct and powerful than the original one. Check it out!

Also, Download section on Vader webpage has been launched. Some new pictures, symbols, logos and other high resolution graphics have been already published there.

You can also vote for your favourite song from "Impressions In Blood" album here.


Band profile: Vader
Posted: 12.09.2006 by Døc | Comments (0)

After Forever - Studio Footage Posted Online

Dutch symphonic metal outfit, After Forever has entered the studio to record their new album, entatively due next year via an as-yet-undetermined label. A brand new video shot in the recording studio has been posted online, here.

Here goes the statement of the band:
"Also there are some pictures online of the fantastic gig After Forever gave at Appelpop in Tiel. We want to thank everybody who came to our gig and to our signingsession. We were overwhelmed! Have fun watching the video and pictures!!"


Band profile: After Forever
Posted: 11.09.2006 by Døc | Comments (0)