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Sabaton - Releasing New Album In August, Cover Unveiled

Swedish power metal heroes Sabaton are currently working on their new studio album, entitled The Last Stand, which is going to be released worldwide on August 19th through Nuclear Blast. The big announcement was made today and the band is working again with Peter Tägtgren on this brand new chapter in Sabaton history. The artwork on the album, available below, was made by Peter Sallaí who has been with the band since Carolus Rex.

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Posted: 29.04.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (7)

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Pain Of Salvation - To Release 'Remedy Lane Re:visited', First New Album Details

Pain Of Salvation are scheduled to re-release their 2002 classic album Remedy Lane, together with a live recording of their performance of the album from ProgPower USA 2014. Remedy Lane Re:visited (Re:mixed & Re:lived) will be released on July 1st, 2016 via InsideOutMusic. As for news on their new studio album, it will be entitled In The Passing Light Of Day and is expected to be released later in the year.

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Led Zeppelin - Can Settle Stairway Lawsuit For $1 And Writing Credit

Two years ago, Led Zeppelin faced a copyright infringement claim by a lawyer for the defunct 1960s group Spirit arguing that the opening notes of their iconic song "Stairway To Heaven" sound a lot like "Taurus", an instrumental piece by the late Spirit guitarist Randy California, released on his band's debut album in 1968. Well, now the lawyers suing Led Zeppelin over claims that the opening to "Stairway To Heaven" was stolen say their client is willing to settle for the sum of $1 but there's a catch.

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Kylesa - Taking A Break

Savannah sludge metallers Kylesa have informed that they will be taking a break from touring and writing new songs in the foreseeable future. While they released the lackluster album Exhausting Fire last year, they are now going on indefinite hiatus. Maybe the fire will come back again at some point.

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Grand Magus - New Single Online

The Swedish trio from Stockholm, Grand Magus, will bring us their new album Sword Songs this May 13th. Now, the heavy metallers give us the opportunity to listen to another new hymn, ''Forged In Iron - Crowned In Steel'' that appears on the record. You can listen to it below as much as you want.

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Scorpions - Recruit Mikkey Dee To Fill In On U.S. Dates

After Motörhead's iconic frontman Lemmy died and the band dissolved, Swedish drummer Mikkey Dee had to search for other gigs and was supposed to perform with Thin Lizzy on their anniversary shows. However, he will join German iconic rockers Scorpions instead as they have hired him for their U.S. tour dates. He will replace the band's drummer James Kottak, who is currently on break while he seeks medical attention.

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Muses Of Metal Fest - Cancelled

Since Emily Alice Ovenden left the band last year, Pythia have been fronted by the new singer Sophie Dorman. Unfortunately, they just announced that the Muses Of Metal Fest has been cancelled after Draconian pulled out. The festival was supposed to take place in Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom, on May 7th.

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Adagio - To Launch Crowdfunding For New Album

What happened to Adagio's new album that was supposed to have come out years ago? Their latest, Archangels In Black, came out back in 2009 already. In 2013, they shared new demo songs and expected to release the new record that year. However, that didn't happen. The proggers are now launching a crowdfunding campaign to help with the costs as they are releasing the new album, Life, through Stéphan Forté's label Zeta Nemesis.

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Posted: 28.04.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (4)

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Jorn - Premiere New Video

As previously announced, there is a new Jorn covers album coming up called Heavy Rock Radio. While it is due out on June 3rd through Frontiers Music Srl, now it's time to hear a full song. Enjoy their cover of Frida's ''I Know There's Something Going On'' with a video, produced by Andy Pett and Golden Touch Film, to go with it below.

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Withered - Another New Song Available Online

Blackened death metal purveyors Withered, who are about to release their new and fourth album Grief Relic, have revealed the second new song so far. Their new single is titled "Downward" and is already available for streaming at Stereogum. If you want to hear it, just click play and enjoy it.

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Hellfest - Starting the Second Decade

Ahhh, Hellfest… The biggest French metal festival, and for a time the only one. We here in the MS towers have quite a few fond memories of it. We weren't here last year for this tenth anniversary edition, but by all accounts it was a success.
And, as you'll have guessed, we (well, at least I) will be there, so expect a report about it sometime during July.

Now, I won't really introduce y'all to Hellfest once again - there's this two-years old but still relevant article, and a string of reports with a shitload of galleries for that . But for those too lazy to check, here are a few numbers:

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Posted: 28.04.2016 by Darkside Momo | Comments (9)

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Evergrey - New Album Coming This Year

It looks like Evergrey fans won't have to wait that long for a new album from the Swedes. Following the success of Hymns For The Broken (2014), the progressive metallers have been recording new material for their next record since March at Top Floor Studios. The mixing was handled by Jacob Hansen. This will be Evergrey's 10th record. Let's hope it will be a special one.

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Månegarm - Working On New Album

Just a few months after releasing their self-titled album, Swedish Vikings Månegarm begins to work on a new release. The band doesn't say much about it at this moment; just posted on their official Facebook page a confirmation that the pre-production stage has begun.

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Defiled - Launch First Song From New Album

Japanese cult death metal act Defiled have unleashed the first new song taken from their forthcoming album, Towards Inevitable Ruin, which is scheduled for worldwide release on July 8th via Season Of Mist. The brutally raw new track "Force And Obedience" is now available for your listening pleasure below. Tell us if you like it or not.

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Darkestrah - Stream Entire New Album

Turan is the title of black metallers Darkestrah's new record, which you can now hear in full online. You can satisfy your curiosity before its worldwide release on April 29th, 2016 via Osmose Productions. The album offers 6 new tracks recorded, mixed and mastered during March/September 2015 by Andy Schmidt. Listen to it on Bandcamp. How do you like the follow-up to Manas?

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Whitechapel - Detail New Album, Stream Song

On June 24th, Whitechapel will release their sixth full-length, Mark Of The Blade, worldwide via Metal Blade Records. The new album has just been announced alongside a new track. To watch the lyric video for the first single - the album's title track, just hit play below. Here you also find the album details revealed so far.

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