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Xandria - Dianne Van Giersbergen Announces Departure From The Band

It looks as though there's more than meets the eye regarding Xandria's yesterday's announcement of their U.S. tour cancellation and stand-in singer for European shows. Shortly after the band released that statement, singer Dianne Van Giersbergen issued a statement of her own announcing her departure from the symphonic group saying that if she stayed it would damage her health problems even more. So, it seems like Xandria will need to search for a new vocalist.

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Posted: 14.09.2017 by Dominus | Comments (13)

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Amorphis - Working On New Album, Announce 360° Concert Experience

Melancholic progressive metallers Amorphis recently finished their successful 18-concert Under The Red Cloud summer tour. But before the Finns close the touring cycle in support of their latest album, there's great news from the band's camp: they have signed another record deal with Nuclear Blast. The other good news is that the band is working on a new album, to be released next year.

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Posted: 14.09.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (2)

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Annihilator - Launch Video For New Song

After announcing the new record, For The Demented, thrashers Annihilator have now launched a video for the first new track off of the album. It's called "Twisted Lobotomy" and you can check out the video below. Furthermore, the tracklist for the album has also been revealed. The album is set to come out on November 3rd through Neverland Music/Silver Lining Music. Pre-order starts September 22nd.

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Posted: 14.09.2017 by The Underdog | Comments (3)

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Veil Of Maya - Reveal New Album Details, Debut Song

Your deathcore fix is here courtesy of Veil Of Maya. Two years after their latest album, the U.S. metallers will soon release False Idol. Apart from revealing the album cover and song titles, the band has also shared the first new song, "Overthrow", off the record. Discover the new sounds here.

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Posted: 14.09.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (0)

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Blues Pills - To Release First Ever DVD

Sweden-based blues rockers Blues Pills have announced the release of their first ever DVD/Blu-ray, entitled Lady In Gold Live In Paris, on November 3rd, 2017 via Nuclear Blast Records. See the cover and tracklist below. The release features the band sold out performance at Le Trianon in Paris, France on October 30th, 2016 in front of 1.200 euphoric fans.

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Posted: 14.09.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (0)

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Vattnet - Self-Titled Album Streaming Online

A few days prior to its official release, the American band Vattnet, who changed their name from Vattnet Viskar, has made available online for streaming their upcoming new self-titled album. You can stream the whole 8-track album at Exclaim! Tell us what you think about the successor to Settler.

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Posted: 13.09.2017 by Paz | Comments (1)

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Ensiferum - Reveal New Song 'King Of Storms'

Finns Ensiferum are just a week away from releasing their new record, Two Paths. After videos for "For Those About To Fight For Metal" and "Way Of The Warrior," it's now the third song "King Of Storms" which has the spotlight. Check out the song below. The new album is set to be released on this upcoming Friday, September 15th via Metal Blade Records. In the meantime, enjoy the song.

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Posted: 13.09.2017 by The Underdog | Comments (9)

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Xandria - Cancel U.S. Tour, Stand-In Singer On European Shows

Shortly after announcing an upcoming U.S. tour, symphonic group Xandria now unfortunately had to cancel that tour which was going to happen in October/November as well as two shows in Russia. Singer Dianne Van Giersbergen won't be able to perform with the band and so they decided to cancel. However, on their European shows, singer Aeva Maurelle (Aeverium) will step in for their dates in November and December.

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Posted: 13.09.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (6)

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Voivod - Announce New 7" EP Release

Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators Voivod will return to Europe one more time in September/October in order to promote their latest mini-CD release entitled Post Society before commencing work on their much anticipated next studio album. In conjunction with the European tour, the band will be releasing another strictly limited 7" EP in order to complete the vinyl-release of the 5 songs featured on Post Society. After having showcased 3 tracks on the split 7" EPs with label-mates At The Gates, Napalm Death and Entombed A.D., the upcoming 7" EP will be entitled Silver Machine and include both the Hawkwind cover-version that serves as its title track as well as the song "Post Society".

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Posted: 13.09.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (0)

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Hooded Menace - Announce Lineup Changes

Death/doom bringers Hooded Menace are announcing changes in their line-up in advance of their next studio album, which will be released via Season of Mist early in 2018. Bassist Markus Makkonen will now be fully replaced by Antti Poutanen from Church Of The Dead and Devenial Verdict. Furthermore, Krypts drummer Otso Ukkonen takes over from Pekka Koskelo, who has already recorded all tracks for the forthcoming full-length.

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Posted: 13.09.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (0)

Bands
Becomes Astral

Becomes Astral is a progressive death metal band based out of Guelph, Ontario. Formed in the later months of 2013, they quickly got to work on releasing their debut EP, The Mind, which was released in October 2014. The Mind was recorded and mixed by Don Levasseur at Atlantic Studio. After their debut release, Becomes Astral toured heavily for the following year, covering west coast Canada, and two Ontario and Quebec tours. Playing steadily since, Becomes Astral has made themselves a force to be reckoned with, allowing the band to sell out half of their last tour in Ontario. In early 2016, Becomes Astral took a break from playing live to write a full-length record, and returned to shows in late 2016. In December 2016 the band entered The Grid Studios in Montreal, QC with Christian Donaldson of Cryptopsy as a producer and came out with a piece of music they are proud to call their own, Paleblood Sky.

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Posted: 12.09.2017 by Bad English

Reviews
Alice Cooper - Paranormal

After the cavalcade of risks and fresh sounds that populated Welcome 2 My Nightmare, Alice Cooper decided to circle back around to regular, ol' rock'n'roll of the type that everyone can grasp immediately. I'll admit to some disappointment that Paranormal doesn't quite see Alice reinveinting himself for the umpteenth time, but with that said, this is a 27th album that is enjoyable and doesn't drag, so I'll take it.

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Posted: 12.09.2017 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (3)

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Annihilator - Unveil Upcoming Album Details

Canadian thrashers Annihilator have just unveiled some details regarding their upcoming album. The album is set to be released November 3rd via Neverland Music/Silver Lining Music and bears the name For The Demented. The artwork has also been revealed and can be seen below. As of now the band has been playing a new track "Twisted Lobotomy" live, which will be featured on For The Demented.

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Posted: 12.09.2017 by The Underdog | Comments (3)

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Nesseria - Acoustic Track Released

French five-piece from Orléans Nesseria is ready to unleash their third studio album, to be entitled Cette Érosion De Nous-Mêmes. The new album will see the light next month, on the 6th of October 2017. Recently, the band presents a brand new track, "À L'Usure ", now exclusively available for streaming through the YouTube player. Check out the acoustic track below.

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Posted: 12.09.2017 by Paz | Comments (0)

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Architects - Release New Song, Josh Middleton Joins Full-Time

Architects have recently released a brand new song called "Doomsday". They will be playing again in Europe and U.K. in January and February 2018. The tour, which was announced last week and already sold thousands of tickets, will include some of the biggest venues the band has played in mainland Europe to date, as well as their first arena show in UK - at the Alexandra Palace in London. While She Sleeps will be supporting on all dates.

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Posted: 12.09.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (1)

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Beast In Black - Debut Album In November, Premiere Video

Beast In Black is about to release its debut studio album! The band with former Battle Beast guitarist Anton Kabanen will release their 10-track debut album titled Berserker on November 3rd, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. Their first music video for the catchy tune "Blind And Frozen", was directed by Ville Lipiäinen (Nightwish). Don't miss it!

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Posted: 12.09.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (1)