(3 maart 2015)

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SAMAEL will play a celebratory ‘Ceremony Of Opposites’ setlist at this year’s edition of Eindhoven Metal Meeting, held on December 11th and 12th in Effenaar, Eindhoven. The seventh edition of the festival will also feature NECROPHOBIC and GEHENNAH (SWE). Presale has already started.

METALLICA will celebrate this year's "Record Store Day" with the release of an exact duplication of the band's 1982 demo tape "No Life 'Til Leather" as a limited-edition cassette on April 18. The artwork was made from METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich's own copy and will feature his handwriting.

WHITESNAKE will release a new album, ‘The Purple Album’, on May 15 via Frontiers Records. The album is a re-imagination of classic songs from David Coverdale's time as the lead singer for DEEP PURPLE. The album is currently available for pre-order in various configurations on Amazon: a standard edition, a deluxe edition featuring two bonus tracks, four music videos and a behind-the-scenes featurette on the recording of the album and in a double LP vinyl format. Plans are also underway for a special limited box set edition with memorabilia and merchandise. All details will be announced soon. The new video for the song ‘Stormbringer’ can be viewed here:

Upcoming Saturday (March 7th), Stream of Passion drummer Martijn Peters (click Union Jack for full English version) performs during the drum weekend at Stockenhof Muziek, Rijksstraatweg 193 a, 6573 CR Beek Ubbergen. FREE ENTRANCE. For more information please visit the Stockenhof website.

Metal Blade Records announced the signing of SORCERER. The band will release its new album, ‘In The Shadow Of The Inverted Cross’, on March 20 on CD, vinyl, and digitally. A song from the CD, ‘Sumerian Script’, can be streamed using this SoundCloud widget.

KAMELOT will release its new album, ‘Haven’, on May 8 via Napalm Records.

GUS G. (OZZY OSBOURNE, FIREWIND) has finished the works on his new solo album, and plans to finish the recording process in the summer.

Former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland and his band SCOTT WEILAND & THE WILDABOUTS will release their debut album, ‘Blaster’, on March 31. The song ‘Modzilla’ is available for streaming.

THREE DAYS GRACE will release their new album, ‘Human’, on March 31. The pre-order for the album is now live and available at iTunes and Amazon. Fans who pre-order the disc will instantly receive the band's radio hit singles ‘I Am Machine’ and ‘Painkiller’. A limited-edition two-CD deluxe version of the album will be available on the band’s website. The limited-edition package consists of the standard album plus a second disc with bonus material. In addition to the music, the deluxe package includes a custom woven beanie, 12" x 12" window cling sticker featuring album art, and a five-card set featuring picture and note from each band member.

EUROPE has just released its new album, ‘War Of Kings’, via UDR Music. The official video for the title track can be viewed at this location.

Reunited '80s metallers SANCTUARY have parted ways with guitarist Brad Hull and have replaced him with Nick Cordle (ex-ARCH ENEMY, ARSIS).

Former TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian has joined forces with KINNEFRET guitarist Artak Ozan in a new band called TRINITY FALLEN. The new group's current lineup is rounded out by vocalist Zack Mats and drummer Timothy Bailey.

SAMAEL recently parted ways with bassist Christophe "Mas" Mermod and replaced him with Thomas "Drop" Betrisey (ex-SYBREED).

LAMB OF GOD vocalist RANDY BLYTHE will release his memoir, ‘Dark Days: My Tribulation And Trials’, on July 14.

MOONSPELL will release their new album, ‘Extinct’, on March 17 via Napalm Records. Audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on ‘Extinct’ can be streamed here

CORROSION, a new band formed by former Trivium drummer Nick Augusto, guitarist Christopher Cussell and vocalist/guitarist Tommy Hjelm (Insense, Beaten To Death) have just released their first song called ’Machine Says No’.

ACT OF DEFIANCE, the new band featuring former Megadeth members Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar), alongside ex-Scar The Martyr singer Henry Derek Bonner, and Shadows Fall's Matt Bachand (bass), has inked a deal with Metal Blade Records. Act Of Defiance is currently recording its debut offering with producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed, Shadows Fall) for a summer release. A rough demo snippet of the Act Of Defiance track ‘Throwback’ can be streamed here:

‘Cold Blood’, the new video from cello rockers APOCALYPTICA, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, ‘Shadowmaker’, which will be released in April via Eleven Seven Music Group's Better Noise imprint. The Finnish musicians — accompanied by their American lead singer Franky Perez — recorded the CD with Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones, Mastodon).

THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA — the classic-rock band featuring Björn Strid (Soilwork) and Sharlee D' Angelo (Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars) — has set ‘Skyline Whispers’ as title of its second studio album, tentatively in late spring via Coroner Records. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include ‘Living For The Nighttime’, ‘Lady Jade’, ‘Stiletto’ and ‘Spanish Ghosts’.

MAGNUM will release a new live album, ‘Escape From The Shadow Garden - Live 2014’, through SPV/Steamhammer in Scandinavia on May 6, in Germany on May 8, in the rest of Europe on May 11 and in the USA on May 12 as a super jewel case version, double gatefold vinyl version and as a digital download.

UNLEASHED will release their twelfth full-length album, ‘Dawn Of The Nine’, on April 24 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2012's ‘Odalheim’ was once again produced by the band's guitarist, Fredrik Folkare, at his Chrome Studios in Stockholm.The first single from ‘Dawn Of The Nine’, ‘Where Is Your God Now?’, will be released digitally on February 27. A lyric video for the track can be seen here:

Finnish female-fronted metallers BATTLE BEAST have parted ways with lead guitarist and main songwriter Anton Kabanen due to "insurmountable disagreements" with the other members of the band. A substitute guitarist has already been enlisted for Battle Beast's upcoming shows, beginning with dates in Finland this March. Kabanen is going to continue making music and working on new projects. The remaining members of Battle Beast are already preparing material for their upcoming fourth album.

Ministry mainman Al Jourgensen has launched a new project called SURGICAL METH MACHINE with longtime engineer Sam D'Ambruoso. According to Jourgensen, the material on Surgical Meth Machine's debut album will be similar to the song ‘Side F/X Include Mikey's Middle Finger (TV4)’, which appeared on Ministry's last studio album, ‘From Beer To Eternity’, released one year following the death of Ministry guitarist and Al's close friend Mike Scaccia in 2012.

A.D.D. released a new teaser single " I REGRET " from the album "CORE". You can check it out below.

TELLURION present their video for the song “THE ARCHITECT” taken from their first full length album 'Tellurion' here:

“A War Of Our Own”, the fourth full-length album from Dutch symphonic metal group STREAM Of PASSION, which was initially released in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands via PIAS/Rough Trade last year will finally see its official release in other European countries via a licensing deal with Graviton Music (Incite, Black Map, etc…). Funded by fans through a Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, which raised the staggering amount of €44.000, “A War Of Our Own”is the band’s first release after parting ways with their long time record label Napalm Records and will now be released on April 10th through Graviton Music to coincide with their forthcoming European tour with The Gentle Storm, the musical project led by Anneke van Giersbergen (The Gathering, Devin Townsend) and Arjen Anthony Lucassen (Ayreon).
Check out confirmed the tour dates below:
26-03-15 Melkweg – Amsterdam/Netherlands
03-04-15 Hedon – Zwolle/Netherlands
22-04-15 Divan Du Monde – Paris/France
23-04-15 The Garage - London /United Kingdom
24-04-15 The Musician - Leicester /United Kingdom
25-04-15 The Roadhouse - Manchester /United Kingdom
26-04-15 Prog Resiste Convention - Soignies/Belgium
20-02-15 P3 – Purmerend/Netherlands
08-05-15 Boerderij - Zoetermeer/Netherlands
07-08-15 City Rock – Leeuwarden/Netherlands
Any further updates and information concerning the band can also be found on their Facebook page.

DREAMSHADE return with a new and single entitled "Dreamers Don’t Sleep". The track is digitally available through Japan's Zestone Records and it is presented with a new music video. You can check it out here:

MIST will release a new EP on May 8th though Soulseller Records. The 4-tracker entitled "Inan'" will include 3 new songs and one from the ½Demo 2013½, recorded anew with the influence of the band's current lead guitarist, Blaž Tanšek.

Dual harpists CAMILLE AND KENNERLY have released their new album, Harp Attack 2. The duo perform 14 harp duet covers of rock and metal songs from the '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, and 2000s, plus a 15th bonus track featuring special guest musicians. Harp Attack 2 tracklisting: "Dance Of Death" (Iron Maiden) "Hotel California" (Eagles) "Eye Of The Tiger" (Survivor) "The Unforgiven" (Metallica) "Every Breath You Take" (The Police) "House Of The Rising Sun" (The Animals) "A Tout Le Monde" (Megadeth) "My Immortal" (Evanescence) "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" (Eurythmics) "Rhiannon" (Fleetwood Mac) "Crazy Train" (Ozzy Osbourne) "The Bard's Song (In The Forest)" (Blind Guardian) "Carry On Wayward Son" (Kansas) "Don't Stop Believin'" (Journey) "Hotel California" (featuring Sonido Urbano and Kevin Bartlett).

METALLICA are confirmed for the Rock In Rio 30th anniversary celebrations this year. Says the band: "One Rock In Rio in a year is just not enough! We're very excited that we have been invited to be a part of the original Rock In Rio 30-year celebration by headlining one night during the festivities taking place September 18th - 27th, 2015 at the City of Rock in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This will mark our eighth (!) Rock In Rio appearance including the upcoming May show in Las Vegas. It promises to be quite the party as we join a stellar festival line up including Faith No More, System Of A Down, Queens Of The Stone Age, Slipknot and many others. Tickets will go on sale in April, so keep watching for more info." , Metallica are also confirmed as one of the headliners for this year's Reading Festival, taking place in Reading, UK from August 28th - 30th. Other headliners include Mumford & Sons and Libertines.

JETTBLACK will release their new album, Disguises, on April 6th via Hear No Evil/Cherry Red Records.

Season of Mist announce the signing of GRAVE DESECRATOR. The Brazilian band will release their next album through this label in 2015.

Greyhaze Records has announced the signing of AMPÜTATOR. The label will reissue the band's 2007 debut album Deathcult Barbaric Hell this coming summer.

CONVULSE premiere a video for the new track "Pangaea," which can be viewed in its entirety below. The track is the first preview of Convulse's forthcoming new album for Svart Records, which follows their comeback album, Evil Prevails, released by Svart in 2013.

CORPORE released the video-teaser for their new album "She Came Like A Hurricane", and now it's the turn for the new lyric video "When I Feel Wrong". You can see it below.
Spanish Release Date: March 2nd 2015
Europe & Worldwide: May 4th 2015

HELLOWEEN will release their 14th studio album on May 29th.The band's first self-titled EP was released in 1985, making their new album “My God-Given Right” the celebratory marker for their 30 year career. The forthcoming album is now available for pre-order exclusively via the Nuclear Blast webstore.

AGAINST EVIL, out of Vishakapatnam, India have released their debut single titled 'War Hero'. The band plays classic heavy metal and is made up of members Shasank (Guitars), Sravan (Guitars/Vocals), Siri Sri (Bass/Vocals) and Noble John (Drums). The single can be streamed here:

ANATOMY OF I, the band featuring vocalist/guitarist Michael Dorrian, bassist Steve DiGiorgio (Sadus, Death, Testament) and drummer Dirk Verbeuren (Scarve, Soilwork), have announced that Anatomy Of I's debut album Substratum, originally released in 2011, will be re-released by Punishment 18 Records in May. It will contain bonus tracks consisting of two remixed and remastered songs and one exclusive new song.

Dokk’Em Open Air have announced Shining, Melechesh, Masterplan, My Dying Bride, Candlemass, Powerwolf, Biohazard and Madball. It will be held on Jun 19 and 20 in Dokkem.

Dean Zelinsky Guitars today announces its debut of the SideKick Pickup, the world’s first pickup that is a true Humbucker and switches to an authentic Single-Coil – all in a single pickup. With SideKick technology, switching from humbucker to single-coil, the pickups match volume. There is virtually no volume drop-off as in conventional Humbucker coil-tapping or splitting. SideKick Pickups are available on all Dean Zelinsky Tagliare model guitars only sold at

“In Times” is the title of the thirteenth studio album by ENSLAVED and today the band are pleased to present another new track from the album online.
Listen to 'One Thousand Years Of Rain' over on YouTube: