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Hellfest 2016 Lineup Announced

The organizers want to make Hellfest 2016 one of the most memorable yet and they have made the first announcement of bands that will head to France next summer to perform live on 17-18-19 June 2016. Some of the big names include the highly requested Black Sabbath, Amon Amarth, King Diamond, Megadeth, Rammstein, and more. Mind you that there are still 7 months left before Hellfest’s gates open, but all the 3-day tickets have sold out. Check out the massive […]

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BLAZE OF PERDITION Announce Polish Tour Dates and New Live Line-up

Polish black metal revelation, BLAZE OF PERDITION, is gearing up for their first tour since the tragic road accident in Austria, back in 2013. Set to start on November 5th in Lublin, the “Days Of No Light” tour will visit ten cities across Poland and include support from fellow black metallers Mord’A’Stigmata and post-metal act, Moanaa. In connection with resuming live activities, the band decided to shed some light on the personal situation in the band: “We’ve got a new […]

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ULVER Announces New Double Album Cryptically

Ulver dropped Messe I.X-VI.X in 2013 and, while the album was amazing in every way, it threw a lot of fans off. Two years have passed and no word on what Ulver has been up to until now. Now the band is back with a double album… and that’s all we know! If you enlarge that picture above, the cover says ATGCLVLSSCAP, which we believe is either an acronym for something or the band being cryptic. Then there’s this website that comes […]

ALBUMS

ABIGAIL WILLIAMS – The Accuser

Some people may remember when ABIGAIL WILLIAMS was more of a symphonic deathcore or should I say, “blackened” deathcore project during the days of their “Legend” release but after three years since their last album, this release is straight forward black metal! The last release “Becoming” was the group’s major transition into a black metal project but “The Accuser” would make even the most “kvlt” fan of the darkest of dark excited. After countless line-up changes and on again off again […]

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Jill Janus of HUNTRESS Calls It Quits

It appears that power-thrashers Huntress are over. Frontwoman Jill Janus posted the following to the band’s Facebook page: The end. I told ya the Huntress Trilogy would fulfill my purpose. I’m packing it up. Maiden, Mother, Crone. I struggle through life with Bipolar, Schizophrenia & Dissociative identity disorders. I beat uterine cancer with a devastating hysterectomy. I will continue to create music. On my terms. Fuck the meaningless noise and trolls. My way, forever. Suck it. Done. Which is sad […]

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SCAR SYMMETRY Lose a Member & Gain Two More

Yesterday, on the same day that their tour with Epica and Eluveitie kicked off, Scar Symmetry announced that founding bassist, Kenneth Seil, was leaving the band. Not only did they do it via Facebook, but also by posting a video of what they referred to as an “important drunken announcement.” And in addition to Seil leaving, they’ve added another guitarist for the tour, in addition to adding a bassist. Here’s what their post says: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT We are sorry to […]

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New DRACONIAN Album Streaming In Full

The new Draconian studio album, Sovran, as it is called, is getting its official release this Friday on Napalm Records but the band has decided to stream the entire musical output in full and in advance here! Do you like the performance of new singer Heike Langhans? Have a listen and be the judge. Sovran comes four years after the band released A Rose For The Apocalypse.

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AT THE GATES Announce North American Tour With THE HAUNTED, HARMS WAY & DECAPITATED

Swedish melodic Death Metal masters, AT THE GATES, have just announced a string of U.S. tour dates to follow after their appearance on the 2016 version of the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise. Set to kick off on February 9th, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale FL, this tour of tours will feature label mates THE HAUNTED as well as DECAPITATED (direct support) and HARMS WAY. Tomas Linberg (AT THE GATES) comments: “We are so excited to finally come back to the […]

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KATATONIA Set To Enter The Studio

Swedish kings of gothic doom metal Katatonia have announced that the writing process for the new album is almost complete and they will be hitting the studio in December. Fans have been anxiously waiting for a follow up to “Dead End Kings” Here is a Facebook statement from the group: “It’s been a long time coming, but this autumn we’ve been real busy writing, arranging and recording demos for our 10th album to be released in 2016. More news to come […]

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HORDAK Signs to Casus Belli Musica

CASUS BELLI MUSICA will release a brand-new, fourth studio album of HORDAK (Celtiberian Pagan Metal, Spain) titled as “Padre” (“Father”). The album will include 10 songs. The following guest musicians took part in the album a recording: José Luis Frias (TROBAR DE MORTE, ex-FOLKEARTH) – flute, Laura Camón Botella – violin, Lavín Uruksoth (CRYSTALMOORS, GATHERING DARKNESS) – vocal, Wulfstan (FOREFATHER) – vocal. Cover art of the album by Kris Verwimp. At present, the group finishes recording and design. The album […]