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Last updated on December 13, 2013 at 10:27 AM ET
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11 news articles posted today (and counting...)
A Capella power metal band Van Canto premiered the music video for the new track "Badaboom" over at Metal Injection at this location (also showing in the player below). The song appears on the upcoming new release "Dawn of the Brave," the band's fifth album. The record drops via Napalm Records on the following release schedule:
February 7th: GAS/FIN & BENELUX
February 10th: UK/Rest of Europe
February 11th: USA/CAN
February 12th: ESP/SWE/NOR
The track listing is as follows:
1. Dawn of the Brave
2. Fight for Your Life
3. To the 4. Badaboom
5. The Final Countdown (Europe Cover)
6. Steel Breaker
7. The Awakening
8. The Other Ones
9. Holding Out For A Hero (Bonnie Tyler Cover)
11. My Utopia
12. Into the West (Lord of the Rings Soundtrack Cover)
13. Paranoid (Black Sabbath Cover)
Check out the video here: More...
Carcass has released an official video for the track "Unfit for Human Consumption," a track from its comeback opus "Surgical Steel." The album was released in September via Nuclear Blast records. Watch the video below, as the members of Carcass slowly undergo 'medical procedures' at the hand of the mad surgeon. The doctor is in - Dr. Ken Owen, that is.
Finnish power act Thaurorod, now featuring Aeon Zen vocalist Andi Kravljaca and with Amberian Dawn members Emppu (guitars) and Joonas Pykälä-aho (drums), released the new music video "Overboard." The song is taken from new album "Anteinferno," which will be released December 20th via NoiseArt Records.
The track list for "Anteinferno" is:
1. Planet X
2. Heart of the Lion (track streaming over here)
4. Far from Home
6. Marked for Diablo
7. For the Rose to the Grave
10. Riders of the Shires
"Overboard," which was directed by Anne Rajala, can be seen here: More...
German progressive metal act Vanden Plas released the first trailer for the upcoming new album "Chronicles of the Immortals - Netherworld." The album is set for release on February 21st in Europe and February 24th in North America via Frontiers Records.
The album is a concept album based on the dark fantasy epic "Chronicles of the Immortals" in cooperation with author Wolfgang Hohlbein. The album's track list is:
VISION 2wo - THE BLACK KNIGHT
VISION 3hree - GODMAKER
VISION 4our - MISERY AFFECTION PRELUDE
VISION 5ive - A GHOSTS REQUIEM
VISION 6ix - NEW VAMPYRE
VISION 7ven - THE KING AND THE CHILDREN OF LOST WORLD
VISION 8ight - MISERY AFFECTION
VISION 9ine - SOUL ALLIANCE
Vision 10n - INSIDE
Check out the preview clip here: More...
Icelandic psychedelic rockers The Vintage Caravan posted a new preview clip for the upcoming release "Voyage." The album is set to drop via Nuclear Blast Records on January 10th (EU) and January 21st (North America).
The track list for "Voyage" is:
2. Let Me Be
3. Do You Remember
4. Expand Your Mind
6. Cocaine Sally
8. Midnight Meditation (see lyric video)
9. The King's Voyage
10. Psychedelic Mushroom Man (Bonus track)
Check out the trailer clip here: More...
Spanish act Ankor released a new music video for the track "The Dark Passenger." The song appears on the band's latest and third full length release "Last Song for Venus," which was self-released back in mid-November. You can purchase the release over at this location.
The song was produced by David Sobrino and Ankor and the video directed by Ibon Antuñano. Check it out here:
Italian melodic metal act Avelion released a new lyric video for the song "Ain't No Down." The song appears on the band's latest EP "Liquid Breathing," which is out now. Also available is the previously released lyric video "Liquid Breath," which can be viewed at this location.
William Verderi [Lead Vocals]
Gianmarco Soldi [Guitars and Backing Vocals]
Oreste Giacomini [Keyboards]
Mark "Satir" Reggiani [Bass]
Damiano Gualtieri [Drums]
Check out "Ain't No Down" here: More...
Hard rock act Eat The Gun released a new music video for the track "Loner." The song appears on the new release "Stripped To The Bone," which was just issued in North America earlier this month via SPV/Steamhammer as a digital download.
Check out "Loner" here:
Italian symphonic power metal band Ancient Bards released a teaser clip from the upcoming new album "The Black Crystal Sword Saga, Pt. I: Turns to An End." The album is the third release from the band and represents a new fantasy concept story. Expected in 2014, the new release will be produced by DGM/Empyrios guitarist Simone Mularoni.
More information on the album, including exact release date, album artwork and track listing is expected soon.
Check out the clip here:
Sweden's Grand Magus released the first part in a series of track-by-track videos leading up to the new release "Triumph and Power" next month. The video features mainman JB Christoffersson explaining the first three tracks "On Hooves of Gold," "Steel Versus Steel" and "Fight." The album drops on January 31st (EU), February 3rd (UK) & February 4th (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records.
The full track listing is:
1. On Hooves Of Gold
2. Steel Versus Steel
4. Triumph And Power (see lyric video)
8. The Naked And The Dead
10. The Hammer Will Bite
11. Blackmoon (Bonus Track)
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Iowa based collective, Slipknot has announced that they have parted company with their drummer, Joey Jordison after almost twenty years. The reasons behind the split remain somewhat unclear, but a post on the band's official website reads as follows:
"To our Maggots and fans around the world,
"It is with great pain but quiet respect, that for personal reasons Joey Jordison and Slipknot are parting ways. We all wish Joey the best in whatever his future holds. We understand that many of you will want to know how and why this has come to be, and we will do our best to respond to these questions in the near future. It is our love for all of you, as well as for the music we create, that spurs us to continue on and move forward with our plans for releasing new material in the next year. We hope that all of you will come to understand this, and we appreciate your continued support while we plan the next phase of the future of Slipknot.
Joey Jordison joined The Pale Ones, a band which would become Slipknot, in November of 1995 and was designated the band number, #1, due to him behind the first member to record their parts in the studio. He has appeared on all the group's albums to date and has been involved in several other bands including Murderdolls and most recently, Scar the Martyr, who recently released their self-titled debut album through Roadrunner Records.