Saturday, March 31, 2012

Chainfist premiers new song on Sunday

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Michael Kopietz of Chainfist has this to say:
“A lot of things has happened over the last year in Chainfist. The signing with Rock N Growl, line-up changes and new songs. Now It’s time to reveal some of the hard work and a new tune from Chainfist.
Sunday April 1st between 21:00 hours and 22:00 hours the Danish national radio ( is going to do a exclusive worldwide premiere of our new single “Mass Frustration” in the Metal program “Sort Søndag” (which means “Black Sunday”), this song was recorded at Six String Studios with Søren Jensen behind the wheel and Mixed & Mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios earlier this year, and is the first recording with the new lead guitarist Thomas Hvisel.

We are looking forward to present this badass song to the world of heavy metal. I don’t want to say too much about style and sound, but you’re in for a treat, this is for sure. Check it out here Sunday, April 1st 2012 on this station: or go directly to 

Furthermore Chainfist is going to play the Danish version of Wacken Band Battle in Herning April 5th 2012 together with Death Metallers Dawn Of Demise and 4 other amazing Danish bands. (See full line-up here: So peeps, cya there if you’re in Denmark.
Best to all and thank you for all your support, more amazing news on the way to you very soon!”
CHAINFIST – 333% Metal – 333% Rock – 666% You
Metal that makes the world go round, your neck break and your body bounce. Nothing more nothing less.
Chainfist is:
Jackie Petersen – Vocals
Michael Kopietz – Guitar
Thomas Hvisel – Lead Guitar
Braca Pedersen – Bass
Jesper Heidelbach – Drums

New Bastard Saints album in May

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The Italian grinders from Bastard Saints are going to release their new album “The Shape of My Will” in late May 2012. 

The album will be released via The Spew Records, a division of Punishment 18. “The Shape of My Will” will include 9 new originally brutal tracks.


Friday, March 30, 2012

69 Chambers posts new video clip

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Manowar presents new material

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On March 12, 2012 a select group of special fans known as The Circle, who represent MANOWAR's worldwide fan base, were invited to a private pre-listening session of the forthcoming new MANOWAR album, as well as a tour of Wisseloord Studios, Netherlands where the album will be mixed and mastered.

MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio, and long-time collaborators Mixing Engineer Ronald Prent and Grammy award winning Mastering Engineer Darcy Proper provided insight into the making of a record, and the specific requirements in the production for a band that is world-renowned for a sound that is louder than any other band and yet equally clear and perfect.

Fans from all over the world were chosen to represent their countries and receive news and updates to share them with their fellow brothers and sisters, and listen to first songs from the new album that is set for release in June/July 2012.

In the video: Members of The Circle listening to a preview of 'El Gringo' from the forthcoming new MANOWAR studio album - link:

"It was important to us that the fans should be the first to hear the new music. After all, it is all for them!" explained Joey DeMaio. 
DeMaio promised that the story behind the song 'El Gringo', that could not yet be explained due to confidentiality clauses, will soon be revealed and asked the fans to stay tuned on Facebook. He did mention the word 'movie' after the song was played.

The new album will be "everything you've come to know and to love about MANOWAR; and more", DeMaio recently said in a press conference.

MANOWAR will be headlining several festivals this summer, celebrating their new record and the 10th anniversary of one of their hit albums, Warriors Of The World.

Upcoming MANOWAR tour dates:
Sat, June 16, 2012 – Ost Fest – Bucharest, Romania
Thu, June 21, 2012 – Gods Of Metal – Milan, Italy
Fri, July 6, 2012 – Getaway Rock Festival – Gävle, Sweden
Mon, July 9, 2012 – Dortmunder Music Week Festival – Dortmund, Germany

Join MANOWAR on or visit for constant updates.

Eric Sardinas and Big Motors in Scandinavia

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The undisputed master of the electric slide guitar kicks of his Scandinavian tour 11th April!! In the aftermath of the success of Eric Sardinas and Big Motors latest album Sticks And Stones (Provogue/Mascot Label Group) the trio is on a month long tour of Europe taking in the United Kingdom, Croatia, the Netherlands, Belgium and Italy. But also the Scandinavian countries gets the chance to encounter this powerhouse:

11/4 Virgin Oil, Helsinki, Finland (
12/4 Rogers, Tromsö, Norge (
13/4 Ottos, Finnsnes, Norge (
14/4 Rockland, Sala, Sverige (
15/4 Posten, Odense, Danmark (

New bands at Metalfest Croatia

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NOCTIFERIA (SLO), BEJELIT (IT) and SIN DEADLY SIN (IT) are confirmed for the Metalfest Croatia (02. – 05. June 2012)!

Friday and Saturday (30. and 31.03.) will be the last chance to get tickets for the Metalfest Croatia buy at a lower price of 54 euro (plus comission), because from Sunday, 1. April, their price will be 429 kuna/59 euros (plus Commission).

Croatia Metalfest will take place on the peninsula Puntamika which is an integral part of Zadar and is surrounded by Adriatic sea on three sides, which makes the most unique and beautiful festival in Europe. The festival area will be appointed near the sea and its pebble beaches.
Bands: Megadeth, Fear Factory, WASP, Kreator, Blind Guardian, Hypocrisy, Behemoth, Vader, In Extremo, Dark Tranquillity, Moonspell, Ensiferum, Death Angel, and many others.

God Seed to reveal new music...

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In a two hour lecture at the Inferno Music Conference during the Inferno Metal Festival, King and Geir Bratland of God Seed will reveal how they have worked out a new path for their genre of black metal. They will give details and insight into the working process and the philosophy behind the upcoming God Seed album.

The attendees will be the first to be able to hear material from the upcoming album and a discussion of the thoughts behind the compositions.

"I'm really looking forward to presenting the new music I've been working on for the last two years. We have put a lot of work into creating something very unique. We will give some previews from the God Seed album, but more importantly, we will give a detailed presentation on how we have made the songs.  Geir will demonstrate how he has created the noise and key arrangements on the recordings." - King

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Eisregen on tour

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EISREGEN's record release tour to kick off soon

EISREGEN's 9th studio album is available since early December 2012. Now the band's going on "Rostrot Tour 2012" to present their latest masterpiece!
They're going to be supported by Varg and Milking The Goatmachine as well as local bands.

Don't miss the opportunity to attend one of the gigs:

presented by Noizeletter and

Milking The Goatmachine
+ local support bands
05.04. DE Bochum @ Matrix -
06.04. DE Berlin @ K17 -
07.04. DE Bad Salzungen @ KW 70 -
20.04. DE Hamburg @ Markthalle -
21.04. DE Wuerzburg @ Posthalle -
27.04. DE Bostalsee @ Hexentanz Festival -
28.04. DE Munich @ Backstage -

If you always wanted to shake hands with EISREGEN, this might be your chance because Rock The Nation offers 2 persons the chance to win a meet 'n greet with headliners EISREGEN in Bochum and with Varg in Bad Salzungen!
How can you participate? Easy, if you got tickets for the mentioned shows, just send an email to with the headline „Eisregen Tour 2012“ and tell us with which band you'd like to meet! The winner will be announced on Tuesday, April 3!

Good luck!

Massacre Records signs Disintegrate

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Hard, melodic and straight to the point!

DISINTEGRATE, hailing from the north of Holland, has a definite preference for well-balanced arrangements and raw, energetic vocal lines, nicely served with a feisty death metal-sauce. Every musician in DISINTEGRATE has the freedom to develop his skills and show his musical prowess, thus creating a grooving mixture of aggression and melody.

DISINTEGRATE is the brain child of Danny Boonstra (vocals + keyboards), Leo van Leijen (guitars) and Jos Hindriks (guitars). When they started the band in 2005, a clear statement was defined outlining the structure and content for DISINTEGRATE: intelligent melodic death/thrash metal with no boundaries.
The band really took flight with the addition of Joran Dijkstra (drums) and Sander Stegeman (bass). By releasing the MCD "Destructive Capacity", the band received a lot of attention and also played on the prestigious Waldrock festival in 2009 alongside bands like Carcass, Killswitch Engage and Heaven & Hell.
DISINTEGRATE's new album "Parasites Of A Shifting Future" is going to be released on July 27, 2012!

You can enjoy the band live at the following upcoming dates:
11.04.2012 NL Leeuwarden - Poppodium Romein (w/ Majesty) -
19.05.2012 NL Dokkum - Zero -
13.10.2012 NL Arnhem - Willemeen (Geldersch Metal Treffen) -

Danny Boonstra - Vocals & Keyboards
Jos Hindriks - Guitars
Leo van Leijen - Guitars
Sander Stegeman - Bass
Joran Dijkstra - Drums

Hackneyed @ Barge To Hell Cruise

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We are very happy to announce that HACKNEYED just got confirmed for the 2012 Barge To Hell Metal Cruise. Other confirmed bands so far are Hypocrisy, Enslaved, Paradise Lost, Sepultura, Krisiun among other great acts!

Nightrage to shoot new video

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Multi-national thrashers NIGHTRAGE will film a video for an as-yet-undisclosed song off their latest album, "Insidious", on April 28 at the Eightball Club in Thessaloniki, Greece. Directing the clip will be Gabriel Psaltakis, who helmed the latest PSYCHO CHOKE video, "Get Down".

NIGHTRAGE's fifth album, "Insidious", was released last September via Lifeforce Records. The album features guest appearances by Gus G. (OZZY OSBOURNE, FIREWIND), Tomas S. Englund (EVERGREY), Apollo Papathanasio (FIREWIND, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS), John K (BIOMECHANICAL) and the band's former frontman Tomas Lindberg (also known for his work with AT THE GATES, THE CROWN and LOCK UP). Lindberg appeared on the band's first two albums — 2003's "Sweet Vengeance" and 2005's "Descent Into Chaos" — before being replaced by Jimmie Strimell (now in DEAD BY APRIL), who sang on 2007's "A New Disease Is Born".

NIGHTRAGE will be playing a couple of shows in Greece next month followed by a small European tour run supporting DEMON HUNTER and label mates DEADLOCK.

April 26th 2012 GR - Athens Kittaro
April 27th 2012 GR - Volos @Vox
April 28th 2012 GR - Thessaloniki @ Eightball
April 29th 2012 GR - Ioannina @ Boxx

Defiant In Europe
w/ Demon Hunter, Deadlock, Insense

May 1st 2012 DE - Stuttgart @ Universum
May 2nd 2012 CH - Luzern @ Schüür
May 3rd 2012 DE - Bochum @  Matrix
May 4th 2012 BE - Brussels @  Magasin 4
May 5th 2012 UK - London @  O2 Islington Academy 2

De Profundis @ Rockharz Open Air

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Extreme Progressive metallers DE PROFUNDIS (London, UK) have been confirmed for this year's edition of the ROCKHARZ OPEN AIR festival, set to take place July 12-14, 2012 in Ballenstedt, Germany. Acts already confirmed for the festival include BLIND GUARDIAN, SEPULTURA, PARADISE LOST and many others. For more information visit:
The band's upcoming 3rd album, entitled 'The Emptiness Within', is scheduled for release through Kolony Records on 7th May 2012 in the UK and 11th May 2012 in Europe.

The artwork was created by the renowned artist Costin Chioreanu (
), who has previously worked with ULVER, DARKTHRONE and ABSU to name a few.

'The Emptiness Within' track listing:

From The Depths... (intro)02. Delirium
03. Silent Gods
04. This Wretched Plague
05. Twisted Landscapes
06. Release
07. Dead Inside
08. Parallel Existence (instrumental)
Unbroken (A Morbid Embrace)
The track 'This Wretched Plague' from the new album can be heard here:

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De Åbne Randersmesterskaber i Rock 2012

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De Åbne Randersmesterskaber i Rock 2012

I Påsken åbner Café von Hatten endnu engang dørene for de mange musikglade randrusianere, når der afholdes De Åbne Randersmesterskaber i Rock 2012.
Efter en pause på nogle år, blev mesterskaberne genoptaget sidste år, hvilket resulterede i en fantastisk musikfest med 8 bands, der over tre dage kæmpede om æren, samt et væld af store præmier - og en café fyldt med et entusiastisk publikum. Det blev det århusianske rock band Diamond Drive, der på  sidstedagen kunne lade champagne-propperne sprænge som vindere af konkurrencen foran lokale Hiroshima Seven.

Diamond Drive har siden sejren indløst deres præmie, i form af en tur i studiet hos PopShit Studios i midtbyen, og de var også blandt hovednavnene til det årlige Midwinter Meltdown på Underværket i januar. Bandet er godt på vej imod et gennembrud, som meget vel kan blive internationalt.

Randersmesterskaberne i Rock har igennem årene været startskudet for flere af landets bedst kendte bands. Således har fx Carpark North (vinder 2001) og Veto (finalist 2003) tidligere deltaget.

Det har også været stedet hvor de bedste lokale bands har gjort deres bedste for at forsvare hjemmebanen. Udover Café von Hatten er konkurrencen også støttet af lokale kræfter i musikmijøet, som bl.a.sponsorerer nogle af præmierne. Det drejer sig bl.a. om PopShit Studios (studietid), (fotografering) og (plakater).
I år kæmper 8 bands om præmierne og æren. To af dem er lokale bands - The Royal Getaway og Awesome Lightning, mens de resterende seks bands kommer fra bl.a. Aarhus, Horsens m.m.

De indledende runder bliver afgjort ved publikumsafstemning, og der går to videre fra hver runde til finalen lørdag, hvor et kompetent dommerpanel, bestående af medlemmer af sidste års vindere, Diamond Drive, John Bon Nielsen (lydtekniker for bl.a. Veto og Ginger Ninja), Jesper Søndermark (musiker) og Jesper Nielsen (booker).

Det hele foregår i Påsken, 5.-7. april 2012 på Café von Hatten i Randers.

De 8 Finalistbands er:
IndianCowboy, Awesomelightning, Six Barrel Syndicate, Farewell Carousel Spit Rusty, The Royal Getaway, All About Zero, Caper Clowns

Helldorados sign with Massacre Records

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Album Release planned for the 13th of July, 2012

The Sleaze Metal Band Helldorados from Stuttgart Germany sign a worldwide record contract with Massacre Records / Soulfood, after their last year promotional EP has received very positive reviews all over Germany. The full length album was now produced in the legendary Horus Sound Studios in Hannover (Scorpions, Helloween, Kreator, Victory, Guano Apes) and will be released Friday, 13th of July.

Just in February, 2011 Helldorados recorded a 4-song strong promotional EP in the legendary Horus Sound Studios in Hannover under the direction of producer Mirko Hofmann. As "a godfather" acted Horus founder Frank Bornemann. From the beginning the ELOY Frontman was enthusiastically from the sound, the independence and the logical approach of the Stuttgart quartet. Helldorados now line up themeselves in the list of Bands which recorded some of their most important albums there: Scorpions, Kreator, Helloween, Victory, Guano Apes to call only some.

"Good self- and time management does not exclude creativity. We have worked the last 24 months every day very hard for this next logical step,“ Pierre (vocals), Steve (guitars), Gunnar (bass) and Chris (drums) are telling. The times as a newcomer got enormous sums of financial advance, are over definitively. Nowadays it is natural to have a prominent basic product to win other partners, Pierre is sure. With the Massacre Records contract a new chapter is whipped in the Band history. „We are very glad about the cooperation with a so high motivated and typically impressive Band like Helldorados“, according to A&R manager Thomas Hertler.

Less Sex, Drugs and Roll `N Roll rather Blood, Sweat and Tears Helldorados had to experience since the beginning days in 2007. First the Band won a contest price for „best stage performance“ and one year later they sold 500 copies of their first self-distributed album "Just Rock". More than 100 shows followed in Germany, Switzerland and Austria (supporting Bands like Bullet, Enforcer, Rhino Bucket or Bloodlights) as well as gala show appearances, e.g., at the historical Bregenzer sea stage during the european soccer cup 2008. In addition the first partnerships begun with local brewery Dinkelacker-Schwaben Bräu, the English photographer icon Duncan Smith and from 2011 with the Wacken foundation well-known by the world biggest Heavy Metal festival. Instrument endorsements with Steve Clayton USA, Pyramid strings Germany or Dr. No Effects Netherlands could also be won. Besides, a global Merchandise licence deal was concluded with the German Art Worx
Merchandising AG.

The high-quality production and the dynamic Songwriting of the promotional EP given Helldorados the first media attention in all relevant online Fanzines as well as article in the appropriate magazines. RockHard Vol.296 "... at the latest the Stuttgart quartet presents itself with the ballad Changes and the final song Shout Out as an absolutely serious candidate on the national rock throne" or Metal Hammer April, 2012 "... this four tracks are worth every second... the EP is convincing with mature songs plus big melodies... Dear A&Rs of the nation - Sign Now!" At the same time various radio stations played the songs without an entire Helldorados album out at the market. „We see ourselves furthermore as a Rock `N Roll Band in the niche and, therefore, are glad about the wide attention. Everything more is Add-On anyway,“ says Helldorados guitarist Steve.

Helldorados are musical somewhere between the hit potential of a catchy ABBA tune, the sleaze of Guns `N Roses and the striking force of Pantera. A strange mixture but it seems to function.

Zatokrev signs deal with Candlelight

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Candlelight Records is proud to announce the signing of Zatokrev, one of the most forward thinking and crushing bands in extreme music at the moment.

Zatokrev hailing from Basel in Switzerland was founded by Silvio Spadino (drums), Marco Grementieri (bass/samples) and Frederyk Rotter (guitar/vocals) in April 2002 to deliver a heavy load of dragging metal.

In 2003 they recorded a demo and started playing gigs. Through strong live performances, they built up a reputation as an intense live band.

After they recorded the self titled debut album in their own rehearsal room, Zatokrev got a release through the UK label Codebreaker in September 2004 and got only positive reviews in music magazines around the whole of Europe. Later the album came out in North America and Canada through Earache Records, where it also got excellent reviews.

In March 2007 the second long-player was released by Firebox Records and especially for Switzerland by Frederyk’s label Czar Of Crickets. Also this album got excellent reviews all over the world.

End of 2007 a Split EP VANCOUVER/ZATOKREV and the vinyl edition of Bury the Ashes (including a bonus track) has been released through Get a Life! Records.

In this period of time the band played festivals, tours and single shows around nearly whole Europe.
Since then Zatokrev had many replacements of band members. Finally in 2011 a new fixed line-up has been completed and the band is ready to tour again.

Zatokrev recorded a new full-length album with Serge Morattel at the Rec Studio in Geneva, where many great albums from bands like Knut, Shora or Impure Wilhelmina have been produced already. The album called “The Bat, The Wheel and a Long Road to Nowhere” has been mixed, mastered and co-produced by Raphaël Bovey, also known as drummer from the band Kruger, to give it the final punch.

Zatokrev have developed their music further through past years. The new album contains elements from Sludge, Stoner, Black Metal, Prog-Metal, Psychedelic Rock, Post-Hardcore and shows more dynamics in song writing, instrumentation and a stronger variety of vocals.

Frederyk Rotter (guitar/vocals) had this to say on the signing
"We're very proud to be signed on Candlelight Records. Since years it's one of our favourite labels. We're looking forward to a good collaboration and to bring Zatokrev forward with Candlelight’s' help!"

The new album - “The Bat, The Wheel and a Long Road to Nowhere” will be released later in the year.

Hear a track from the album here

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Arjen A. Lucassen posts new trailer

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New trailer and preorder possibility from ARJEN ANTHONY LUCASSEN’S solo album “Lost In The New Real”

Arjen proudly presents a new trailer for his upcoming solo album “Lost In The New Real”. The trailer contains samples from several of the album's tracks, and gives fans a good idea of what they can expect from the album. You can find it here:

In addition:
Preorders for "Lost in the New Real" have started!
Order “Lost In The New Real” at the InsideOut Shop, for example as the following special editions:

Fanpackage (ltd edition of the album, shirt, patch, a2 poster and a 3d postcard of the albumartwork):

Also available as:

Arjen Anthony Lucassen “Lost In The New Real”(Insideout Music / EMI)
Europe release date: April 23rd 2012
G/S/A release date: April 20th 2012

Grand Magus reveals album artwork

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Swedish riff gods GRAND MAGUS have just released the cover artwork of their upcoming masterpiece “The Hunt”.
The cover art was done by Arik Roper (CATHEDRAL, HIGH ON FIRE, SLEEP), he also did the cover artwork of the GRAND MAGUS album “Iron Will”.

JB commented:
"Arik Roper is a super-talented artist and we've had the pleasure of working with him before when he did the cover art for our album Iron Will.
This time around with the overall feel and lyrical themes of our new album THE HUNT, Arik was the perfect choice once again. We basicallly just
gave him the title and he created one of the most haunting and suggestive images ever seen. He totally nailed what the album is all about.
To say we are pleased is a gigantic understatement! This piece of art will stand the test of time and become classic."

“The Hunt” will be released May 25, 2012 via Nuclear Blast.

OverKill releases lyric video

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Metal veterans OVERKILL have released a lyric video for the bands new single „Wish You Were Dead“, taken from their upcoming thrash manifest „The Electric Age“.

Check out the video at
Another new track called „Electric Rattlesnake“ at this location.
The Electric Age“ will be released, Friday, March 30, 2012 via Nuclear Blast. | |

Biohazard announces contest winner

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Hardcore veterans BIOHAZARD have chosen Travis Campbell’s video for “Vengeance Is Mine” as the grand prize winner of their music video contest. Using their Facebook page, the band challenged fans to create their own music video for a track off of their new album REBORN IN DEFIANCE. 

Submissions were uploaded to Youtube, and the band unanimously agreed on Travis’ entry as the first official video for REBORN IN DEFIANCE.
Vocalist / guitarist Billy Graziadei says, “Without the help of extra footage, Travis took some classic imagery from our previous videos and made it all work for Vengeance is Mine... pure awesomeness! Be on the lookout for some great things to come from him! “

The winning video consists of clips from the band’s music videos from previous years cleverly synched so they appear to be performing the new song, “Vengeance Is Mine”, interspersed with footage of social strife throughout history:
Travis explains, “I have been a BIOHAZARD fan since the early 90s and have always been influenced by their videos and social commentary and wanted to show my respect and appreciation for a band that has helped me get through some rough times throughout the years. I started watching all the old BIO vids and got the idea of taking all the material and cutting it in a new way and adding in civil unrest footage from Occupy Wall Street, the Civil Rights Era, and other events like Bloody Sunday.  The hardest part was getting the synch right, having Billy from 1994 singing to a phrase in 2012 proved quite challenging!  In the end I am proud of the video and I am elated that BIOHAZARD likes it as well.”

Travis will be rewarded with the “DFL Grand Prize”, which guarantees him free BIOHAZARD tickets and AAA passes for himself and a friend to all BIOHAZARD shows, for life. First runner up Randy Memoli (“Reborn”) and second runner up Kareem Girgis (Come Alive) will each receive a ticket to all BIOHAZARD shows for life.

Billy adds, “We got a lot of great submissions that all rocked! Thank you to everyone who spent their time and talent on making their own great videos, DFL forever!”

BIOHAZARD recently added a string of July dates to their summer touring of select European festivals and will continue to tour internationally throughout the year in support of REBORN IN DEFIANCE. The summer dates are listed below.

08.06. Leisnig – Sucks’n’Summer (Germany)
09.06. Nickelsdorf – Novarock Festival (Austria)
10.06. Darmstadt – Steinbruch Theater (Germany) + STILL SREAMING + FALLBRAWL
13.06. Six Fours Les Plages – Espace Andre Malraux (France) + BRUJERIA
14.06. Basel – Sommercasino (Switzerland) + LIONHEART
15.06. Suhlingen – Reload Festival (Germany)
16.06. Rotterdam – Baroeg (Netherlands) + HOODS
17.06. Clisson – Hellfest (France)
11.07. Pinarella Die Cervia – Rockplanet (Italy)
12.07. Dornbirn – Conrad Sohm (Austria)
13.07. Tabor – Mighty Sounds Festival (Czech Republic)
14.07. Oradea – Evolution Rock Festival (Romania)
17.07. Cham – L.A. (Germany) + SIX REASONS TO KILL
20.07. Tokaj – Hegyalja Festival (Hungary)
21.07. Jarocin – Festival (Poland)
22.07. Oberhausen – Devilside (Germany)

BIOHAZARD has sold over five million albums worldwide since they achieved international success with their albums “Urban Discipline” on Roadrunner Records in 1992 and 1994’s “State of the World Address” on Warner Brothers. Over the years, BIOHAZARD has collaborated with ONYX, CYPRESS HILL, AGNOSTIC FRONT, HATEBREED, PANTERA, and TYPE O NEGATIVE, among others. The band has continued to tour nationally and internationally, sharing stages with HOUSE OF PAIN, OZZY OSBOURNE, SLAYER, DANZIG, FEAR FACTORY, SEPULTURA, and AGNOSTIC FRONT.

Kreator revelas album details

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Germanys thrash export no. 1, KREATOR, have revealed more details on the bands upcoming album, „Phantom Antichrist“.

The tracklist of the album reads as follows:
CD:01. Mars Mantra
02. Phantom Antichrist
03. Death To The World
04. From Flood Into Fire
05. Civilisation Collapse
06. United In Hate
07. The Few, The Proud, The Broken
08. Your Heaven In My Hell
09. Victory Will Come
10. Until Our Paths Cross Again
11. Iron Destiny (Japan exclusive)

Limited Edition Bonus DVD:Conquerers of the ice – The making of Phanom Antichrist
- Harvesting the grapes of Horror
Live at Wacken Open Air in 2011 and 2008.
Mixed by Klaus Scheuermann.
Edited by Marcel Schleif and Stephan Lier
W.O.A. 2011:
01. Choir Of The Damned
02. Hordes Of Chaos
03. War Curse
04. Coma Of Souls / Endless Pain
05. Pleasure To Kill
06. Destroy What Destroys You
07. Phobia
08. Terrible Certainity / Reconquering The Throne
09. Flag Of Hate / Tormentor
W.O.A. 2008:
10. The Patriarch
11. Violent Revolution
12. People Of The Lie
13. Europe After The Pain

Phantom Antichrist“ will be released on June 1, 2012 via Nuclear Blast.

Watain reveals DVD artwork

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WATAIN reveal artwork and release date for the upcoming DVD Box “Opus Diaboli”

(His Masters Noise | Soulfood)
Release G/S/A: may 4th 2012
Release Europe: may 7th 2012

Opus Diaboli is the commemoration of Watain’s 13 year Anniversary. A visual and audial documentation of their ceremonial concert performance in Stockholm and the long years of physical, intellectual and spiritual work leading up to it. An epic 90 minute journey into the forbidden realms of wildhearted Satanic Metal and a manifest of a unique band that truly have chosen a path that few have ever dared to tread upon.

The band comments:

"This movie was first meant to be the recording of our 13 Year Anniversary concert, but as everything with Watain it took on a life on it’s own and became one of our most ambitious projects to date. It is a very personal and emotional piece of work and certainly not for the faint at heart. But for those who wish to explore the glimmering abyss of Watain further, this will be a rewarding release for sure.

The box version of Opus Diaboli also contains an exclusive photobook. It was an overwhelming experience going through the massive archives in search of the photos that best summed up the storm of passionate turmoil that has been journey, especially since we wanted to stay away from livephotos and focus more on moments off stage. The result was however very satisfying, a rare and spicy mixture of photos of which most have never been published before.

We are also proud to announce that this will be the first release on our own label "His Master’s Noise", a name originating from Bathory who had it in mind for their own label back in the early 1980s. Just as with our merch store -from which the limited box set will be available- this time we have chosen to stand by our own and do things our way."
“Opus Diaboli” DVD
4 panel digipak including the DVD, 2 audio CDs with the full recording from the concert,
16 page booklet with historical photos and flyers.

“Opus Diaboli” BOX
Limited 12” box including the DVD, 2 audio CDs and 2 LPs with the full recording from the concert and exclusive 64 page photobook with historical photos and flyers.

WATAIN online:

Stone Sour enters the studio

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Stone Sour, the Gold-certified, Grammy-nominated rock band, are proud to announce that they will begin recording their fourth album in March for longtime label Roadrunner Records. With most of the new album already written, the band will soon head into Sound Farm Studios just outside of their native Des Moines, Iowa with producer David Bottrill (Tool, Muse, Staind). The album is expected in the fall of 2012, two years after the band's most recent long player Audio Secrecy, which debuted at position No. 6 on the Billboard chart, No. 1 on the U.S. iTunes Rock Album chart, and scored the highest international debuts of the band’s career including Top 5 charts in Germany, Japan and Austria, and Top 10 in the U.K. and Australia.

Audio Secrecy also yielded the worldwide No. 1 smash single "Say You'll Haunt Me," which sat atop the Active Rock chart for eight straight weeks, and was the No.1 Mainstream Rock Song of the Year in 2010 and a top 10 Active Rock song of the year.  Stone Sour released Audio Secrecy to much acclaim, including magazine cover features in Revolver and Guitar Edge along with placements in Vice, Inked, Huffington Post, SPIN and more. The band also performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! during the album cycle. Now, they are preparing to make their much anticipated return and the table is being set for another breakthrough performance from Stone Sour.

"This album will be another progression for the band," stated guitarist Josh Rand. "Musically, we have always challenged one another to push things to our limits, and this record is no exception." Rand also shared some details about the album's lyrical and storytelling narrative, saying, "Lyrically, the album follows one character to that complex moment in his life, when he finally has to decide which path to take.  It's a spiritual and moral power play for control of what this man will be for the rest of his life. Each song will tell the story from different sides of the character's personality, with the listener ultimately deciding how the story ends." 

About Stone Sour: Stone Sour's self-titled debut, also certified Gold, spawned the band's first breakthrough hit "Bother," which was spotlighted on Spider-Man soundtrack. The band next released the gold-certified Come What(ever) May, which debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and spawned three radio hits: “Sillyworld,” “Made of Scars,” and the No. 1 smash hit single "Through Glass." Their third album Audio Secrecy also yielded several radio hits, namely "Say You'll Haunt Me," which was the Mainstream Rock Song of the Year in 2010.

Barge To Hell cruise

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Friends of Metal, last night at 8pm the first artists for the BARGE TO HELL cruise were finally announced. So now the first 16 bandnames are out and every fan of the heaviest forms of Metal should be excited. The first 16 are: ARTILLERY, ENSLAVED, HACKNEYED, KRISIUN, LOUDBLAST, MOONSPELL, MORGOTH, PARADISE LOST, POSSESSED, ROTTING CHRIST, SACRED REICH, SEPULTURA, SIX FEET UNDER, SODOM, SANCTUARY and HYPOCRISY. The remaining 24 bands will now be announced during the next months, so be sure to check in every now and again.

Valkiria streams new album

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Canadian website has made available for streaming the song 'Dawn' from Valkiria's critically acclaimed debut album 'Here The Day Comes', which will be released April 16th on Bakerteam Records. Check it out here:
A dark journey between life and death, ‘Here The Day Comes’ features Giuseppe Orlando (Novembre) on drums, adding a deeper edge to the dreamy and melancholic feeling that pervades each one of these seven gems. The album was recorded at Outer Sound Studios in Rome, Italy, by Giuseppe Orlando himself and has been mastered by Jens Bogren (Paradise Lost, Opeth, Katatonia) at Fascination Street Studios, Sweden. 
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Totenmond reveals tracklist

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TOTENMOND's digital best of album "Keine Sonne Mehr" will be released on May 11th, 2012!

The album will feature 16 songs, which were taken from releases such as "Fleischwald", "Auf dem Mond Ein Feuer" or "TonbergUrtod"

Enjoy the complete tracklisting below:
01. Honigtraum
02. Väterchen Frost
03. Sagenwelt
04. Die Schlacht 
05. Der Misanthrop (Narsaak Cover)
06. Leichen Der Liebe
07. Panzerdampf
08. Arbeiterreserve
09. Polizei SA SS (Slime Cover)
10. Marschieren (EA80 cover)
11. Permafrost
12. Eiswalzer
13. Heroin
14. Blutost
15. Achtung Panzer!
16. Sonnenstrahl

TOTENMOND's "Keine Sonne Mehr" will be available on iTunes, Amazon MP3, Musicload and other digital music stores only!

God Seed announces full line-up

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The thaw has arrived for God Seed. No longer frozen, Gaahl and King have regrouped with a new line-up.  Joining ranks with Gaahl and King are:

Sir (Trelldom, Djerv) - Guitar
Kenneth Kapstad (Motorpschyco) - Drums
Geir Bratland (Dimmu Borgir) - Keys & Noise
Lust Kilman (The Batallion, Grimfist) - Guitar

A new album via Indie Recordings is in the works.  All music is already written and recorded at various locations in Norway.  Gaahl is currently working on lyrics and vocal arrangements.  No release date has yet been set.

"All members of God Seed has been carefully picked for their musical skills and devoted personalities. We aim to release an album which will sound different than what we have done in the past. The new members have been very important for creating a sound that hopefully will come across as unique and defining the new God Seed sound. From this moment God Seed should not be viewed as a duo anymore, but as a band with 6 members." - King

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