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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

Coldwar

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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JACK BRUCE – Releases New CD “Silver Rails”

Esoteric Antenna is proud to announce the release of the eagerly awaited new studio album by the legendary JACK BRUCE, one of the greatest popular musicians Britain has ever produced. A supremely talented instrumentalist and vocalist, eminently respected by his peers, Jack’s pioneering bass playing style has influenced successive generations …

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Glenn Hughes reveals artwork & tracklisti​ng for “Californi​a Breed”

CALIFORNIA BREED is the new rock and roll power trio featuring legendary vocalist-bassist Glenn Hughes, drummer extraordinaire Jason Bonham and 23-year-old newcomer guitarist-vocalist Andrew Watt. Mixing massive riffs, gutsy vocals and gale force rhythms, the band’s self-titled debut album will be released in the UK on May 19th by Frontiers …

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DEMONS OF OLD METAL release video for ‘The Devil That You Know’

We’re all going to go to hell, Demons of Old Metal are going to make absolutely sure of it! The final chapter of the Demon Chronicles; aptly named ‘Demonic Chronicles – Volume III’ is set to be released on the 31st March. Demons Of Old Metal have released their new …

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BIOHAZARD return to the UK in August

Brooklyn hardcore legends BIOHAZARD make their return to the UK with a string of lives dates this August, including appearances at Rebellion Festival in Blackpool and Bloodstock Festival in Derby. The band released their 9th studio album ‘Reborn in Defiance’ in 2012 via Nuclear Blast. Dates are as follows with …

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XEHANORT sign to Subliminal Groove Records

Canada-based progressive gurus Subliminal Groove Records are delighted to announce the signing of one-man prog-deathcore maverick, Xehanort, and with it the remastered release of his 2013 album Awaken in a Different Dimension, due March 11. If this all wasn’t enough, Xehanort has today released a lyric video of the first …

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