Monthly Archives April 2012

KILL DEVIL HILL – Debut “Voodoo Doll” Song Online!



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KILL DEVIL HILL have debuted their new song “Voodoo Doll” online. The band will release their new album on May 22nd through Steamhammer/SPV. Check out the new track HERE.

http://www.killdevilhillmusic.com/

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BLACK SABBATH – To Play ‘Intimate’ Homecoming Show



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Den Headz, before their headlining performance at this year’s Download festival, British heavy heavy metal legends BLACK SABBATH will perform in their hometown of Birmingham for the first time in thirteen years in an intimate homecoming show at the O2 Academy on Saturday, May 19. A donation to Help for Heroes will be made from the proceeds of the show.

Tickets are priced at £45 and go on sale at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 4.

As previously reported, BLACK SABBATH has been confirmed for this year’s edition of the Lollapalooza festival, which takes place on August 3-5 at Grant Park in downtown Chicago.

BLACK SABBATH was supposed to tour the U.S. this year as part of a worldwide trek in support of a new album, but guitarist Tony Iommi’s cancer diagnosis put those plans on hold.

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MARAUDER – Sign With PITCH BLACK RECORDS



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Greek classic metal band MARAUDER have joined forces with Pitch Black Records. Having recently celebrated 22 years since the band was formed, with a number of metal anthems composed throughout the years and having established themselves as one of the most respected acts of the Greek metal scene, MARAUDER are now back with their fifth album, “Elegy of Blood”.

MARAUDER were formed in early 1990 and have since then performed live countless times in Greece and abroad, acquiring a huge following and the respect and admiration of many amongst their local scene.

Label owner Phivos Papadopoulos, commented on this particular signing: “When in the early 90’s I was writing (yes writing, not emailing) this band to send me their demo tape I never imagined that 20 years later they would be signi...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY – Re-Signs With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS


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Century Media Records has renewed their deal for the 3rd time with Swedish melodic death metal legends, DARK TRANQUILLITY. This influential band from Gothenburg released their first album on Century Media Records in 1999, and since then has released 6 albums, plus 2 DVDs and a handful of special releases.

Jens Prueter, Head Of A&R at Century Media Europe comments: “I start to believe in Numerology. 13 years ago, Dark Tranquillity signed their first contract with Century Media Records. Friday the 13th of April, I met Mikael Stanne and Niklas Sundin for the Roadburn festival at the lovely 013 venue in Tilburg to receive the signed copies of their 3rd Century Media contract for 3 more albums. The 3 of us had about 13 beers to celebrate it...

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STRIKER – Sign With NAPALM RECORDS



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Classic heavy metal band STRIKER has inked a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. The Canadians’ new album, “Armed To The Teeth”, will be released at the end of July. In addition, the CD “Eyes In The Night” and the “Road Warrior” EP will be re-released the same month.

“The enthusiasm we received right from the get-go left no doubt that Napalm will be the perfect label to take us to the next level,” the band said in a statement. “We are looking forward to finally releasing the new album and can’t wait to hit the road and enjoy a few pints at a venue near you!”

STRIKER recently posted a new song, “Forever”, helmed by legendary producer Michael Wagener (ACCEPT, METALLICA, OZZY OSBOURNE, DOKKEN). The track can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.

Source: Blabbermouth.net

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DYING FETUS – Release New Album Teaser!


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DYING FETUS have released a teaser for their new album “Reign Supreme” online. The album is on course for a June 19th release date through Relapse. Go HERE to check it out.

Source: The PRP

http://www.myspace.com/dyingfetus

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CATHETER – Streaming New Album Online



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As Denver (USA) grind bandits CATHETER prepare to attack the planet with their third full-length album, Southwest Doom Violence, this week the savages at Stereokiller.com have posted a stream of the entire seventeen-track assault at the band’s official SK profile page RIGHT HERE.

Southwest Doom Violence is confirmed for release this May 1st, once again via Selfmadegod Records, who released CATHETER’s Preamble To Oblivion and Dimension 303 albums. The band’s first LP since 2005, Southwest Doom Violence sees the band commemorating 15 years of their brutal 303-style grind...

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ROADRUNNER RECORDS – Founder Stepping Down



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Den Headz, Billboard.biz are now reporting that Roadrunner Records founder/CEO Cees Wessels will be stepping down from the label. The move comes 17 months after its sale to Warner Music Group. While exact numbers were not revealed, apparently 36 employees worldwide were let go from the label.

Sixteen staffers will lose their jobs at the U.S. branch of the label as it is realigned to use Warner Music Group‘s back-office, etc. services. The U.S. branch of the label will apparently continue to operate as standalone however for the most part.

It was also mentioned that at least some staff are expected to be retained in all territories except the Netherlands branch of the label, which is being shuttered.

Source: The PRP

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/

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DEMON HUNTER – Announce Summer Headliner Dates


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DEMON HUNTER will headline a brief summer tour dubbed The True Defiance Tour with support from Bleeding Through, Cancer Bats, The Plot In You, and Willows. Dates are as follows:

7/26 Portland OR @ Hawthorne Theater
7/27 Sacramento CA @ Ace of Spades
7/28 SoCal @ TBD
7/29 Phoenix AZ @ Marquee
7/30 Albequerque NM @ Sunshine Theater
7/31 Dallas TX @ The Door
8/1 Houston TX @ Warehouse
8/2 Midland TX @ Rock The Desert
8/3 Denver CA @ Summit
8/4 Salt Lake City UT @ Complex
8/5 Boise ID @ Knitting Factory

Source: Lambgoat

http://www.demonhunter.net/

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HAVOK – Sepultura Cover Song Streaming Online



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Check out HAVOK’s rendition of “Arise” by SEPULTURA. The tune comes off the band’s forthcoming new EP titled Point Of No Return. Set for release on May 22 in North America, the EP was recorded by the band with final touches by James Murphy (Death, Testament) and contains two new thrash hymns and two cover tracks: the aforementioned Sep cover and a HAVOKed version of Slayer’s “Postmortem/Raining Blood.”

Check out “Arise” at THIS LOCATION.

Point Of No Return will precede the band’s first European adventure beginning early May with Goatwhore, Angelus Apatrida and headliners 3 Inches of Blood. The Denver thrash legion are currently on tour with Sepultura, Death Angel, and Krisiun...

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