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DEVIL YOU KNOW reveals track from forthcoming album

DEVIL YOU KNOW, the creative union of Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), Francesco Artusato (ALL SHALL PERISH) and John Sankey (DEVOLVED), have released the first single from their upcoming debut! Check out the song ‘Seven Years Alone‘ here: The track will also be released as a digital single on the 23rd …

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BLEEDING FIST premiere new track “Brotherhood of Chaos and Death”

BLEEDING FIST premiere the new track “Brotherhood of Chaos and Death” at CvltNation.com. The track hails from BLEEDING FIST’s  new compilation, Death’s Old Stench, released yesterday by MORIBUND RECORDS. Subtitled “The Deathcult Sessions,” with Death’s Old Stench, the Slovenian chaos black metallers open up their crypt to reveal an arsenal …

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DELAIN premiere lyric video for ‘Your Body Is A Battleground’

DELAIN premiere the lyric video to “Your Body Is A Battleground”, the second single from their highly anticipated new album ‘THE HUMAN CONTRADICTION’ with Metal Hammer. See it here: DELAIN will not only enthrall Symphonic Metal Fans with their fourth album “The Human Contradiction”, but also listeners new to the …

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CRUCIFIED BARBARA signs with Despotz Records

Swedish metal band Crucified Barbara have signed a recording and publishing deal with Despotz Records. “The signing of Crucified Barbara fits perfectly in line with our strategy and goal to be a choice for Sweden’s biggest rock bands, where they can work closely with a local Stockholm-based music company on …

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U.D.O. re-signs with AFM Records

AFM are proud to announce that German classic rock mega-band U.D.O. (featuring singer Udo Dirkschneider) have re-signed to the company for a further long-term deal, which is expected to include 3 albums and 3 DVD’s. Speaking about the deal, singer Dirkschneider (pictured with AFM Chief Executive Jochen Richert) revealed: “We …

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SONATA ARCTICA: Band reveals second single ‘Cloud Factory’

SONATA ARCTICA are set to release their new album Pariah’s Child on the 31st of March, which will be the band’s eighth studio album and follow up to their last release in 2012, Stones Grow Her Name. The band recently released a single from the new album titled ‘Wolves Die Young’ and now fans can hear …

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ARCH ENEMY: Reveal details for new album ‘War Eternal’

Three years after the release of Khaos Legions and their most successful world tour to-date, extreme metal icons ARCH ENEMY have started mixing their 9th studio album with Jens Bogren (OPETH, PARADISE LOST, KREATOR) at Fascination Street in Sweden.   Michael Amott (guitar) comments: “We’ve been producing ourselves, as we did on ‘Khaos Legions’. …

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Coldwar unveil ‘Pantheist’ artwork


Irish hardcore death metal punks Coldwar have unveiled the cover art (right) for their fifth album, ‘Pantheist’, which will be released via Candlelight Records on April 28th. Coldwar guitarist Paul Nash explained the concept behind the Sean Fitzpatrick-designed cover:  “The artwork has a symbolic meaning to the subject matter throughout the …

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Miracle Master: To Auction Miracle Master Versteigern Custom Guitar

Hard rockers MIRACLE MASTER have announced a auction of a custom MIRACLE MASTER Dean Guitar, this unikat is signed by all band members and branded with the MIRACLE MASTER band logo. The auction taking place on March 15 at the “Tattooed Woman” album release show and party, Rock Cafe Kiss in Hechingen, Germany.   Bids for the autcion will be collected on the release show and via …

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Darkest Era to release new album in June

Darkest Era

Northern Ireland metallians Darkest Era are to release their new studio album, ‘Severance’, in June. The Fermanagh band recently switched from Metal Blade Records to the Cruz Del Sur label. Guitarist Ade Mulgrew said of the move: “We are excited to be working with Cruz Del Sur to finally get this beast …

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PROTEST THE HERO: Release “Tilting Against Windmills” Video

Protest The Hero have revealed a video for the track ‘Tilting Against Windmills.’ This is the fourth video released from Volition. The video was filmed throughout the band’s most recent UK and European tour in January.        Watch ‘Tilting Against Windmills’ here:   In addition to this, PTH …

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SUICIDE SILENCE: Release Video for ‘You Only Live Once’ featuring Randy Blythe

SUICIDE SILENCE are set to release ‘The Mitch Lucker Memorial Show (Ending Is The Beginning)’ on CD/DVD digipack on March 17th 2014 in Europe via Century Media.   On December 21, 2012, the metal community came together in an amazing way to celebrate the life of Mitch Lucker & raise …

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ENDLESS CHAOS: EP ‘Rejected Atrocity’ Full Free Download

Winnipeg death thrash outfit Endless Chaos have unleashed the third and final track ‘Condemned To The Pit’ from their three song debut EP ‘Rejected Atrocity’ to complete the full FREE download for its official release, March 4th.  “‘Condemned To The Pit’, the final track on the EP, really captures where …

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DORO: Releases Covers of Metallica, Tina Turner and Led Zeppelin

To celebrate her 30 year anniversary, internationally successful Metal-Queen DORO will be touring throughout 2014 with a series of special performances around the world, including two unique shows on May 2nd (a ‘Classic Night’ with full Orchestra) & 3rd (a ‘Rock Night’ with guests), both held at the CCD Stadthalle in her hometown …

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COUNTESS: Announce New Album; Release New Video

On April 9, Dutch Black Metal legends COUNTESS will release their long-awaited new full-length album, entitled ‘Ancient Lies And Battle Cries’ through the band’s long-time label Barbarian Wrath.   ‘Ancient Lies And Battle Cries’, the band’s fourteenth full-length, features ten tracks of uncompromising METAL, blending first wave Black Metal and …

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Thunder Release 2 Live CDs and are added to Bill at Calling Festival

THUNDER return with the release of not just one, but 2 live albums: Back To The Black Country (featuring additional highlights to the ticket buyer CD) and Thunder The Xmas Show Live 2013 both available now from www.thunderonline.com. Recorded at the band’s thundering sold out Xmas Shows at Wolverhampton Civic …

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The Brew announce May UK Tour

The Brew - UK Tour 2014

“The Brew are the future of modern classic rock music” – Rocks Magazine UK rock band THE BREW have announced a series of UK live dates in May 2014.  The ‘Control’ tour follows the release of their critically acclaimed new album ‘Control’ and music video ‘Repeat’. ‘Control’ UK Tour May …

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Cerebral Ballzy: Release New Track “Speed Wobbles” As A Free Download

Brooklyn-based punk band Cerebral Ballzy have released a new track titled “Speed Wobbles.” The track is the b-side to “Better In Leather” from their forthcoming album Jaded & Faded and is available for free download here. The band will be selling physical copies of a limited cassette and 7″ featuring …

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Collapse introduce new frontman

Harry Watson - Collapse

London death metal mob Collapse have just confirmed former InComa frontman Harry Watson as their new vocalist, following the departure of singer Duncan Wilkinson in 2013. “I’m stoked to have been offered the opportunity to front Collapse. Craig Daws (Sacred Mother Tongue) encouraged me to go for the auditions and …

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