March 31st, 2011
by EvilG

7 HORNS 7 EYES are one of the most talented and engaging bands to hit the metal scene in quite some time. Combining the technical ferocity of Meshuggah with the deep, grisly growls reminiscent of Mikael Akerfeldt and the dark atmospheric elements of Katatonia, 7 HORNS 7 EYES has developed the skills to electrify the younger scene while still maintaining the brutality and musical prowess to appeal to traditional metal fans as well. Now, Century Media Records is excited to announce that a multi-album deal has been signed and will see a Fall release of 7 HORNS 7 EYES’ debut full-length, ‘Throes of Absolution’. The European release will be handled by Basick Records.


‘Throes of Absolution’ features a guest appearance by Jeff Loomis (NEVERMORE) and will see the band touring heavily in support of the record. Fans will have their first shot to see the gargantuan stage show of 7 HORNS 7 EYES at the Revolver Magazine Golden Gods Official Pre-Party on April 19th at the Key Club in Los Angeles. The band will support Winds of Plague along with As Blood Runs Black, The Devastated and Suffer Well. More information regarding 7 HORNS 7 EYES and ‘Throes of Absolution’ will be released in the coming weeks.


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March 31st, 2011
by EvilG

Arch Enemy "Khaos Legions"

Arch Enemy "Khaos Legions"

‘Khaos Legions’ out June 7th on Century Media Records

SWEDEN – Swedish heavy metal act, Arch Enemy, has posted a free download of the brand new track, “Yesterday Is Dead And Gone”, on the Century Media Records website. The song is the first to be revealed from the highly anticipated album, Khaos Legions, which is slated to hit stores on June 7th. Fans can head over to: http://www.centurymedia.com/specials/archenemy/ to access the free download today.


Khaos Legions, Arch Enemy’s ninth studio album, will mark a return to new, original material, after releasing the Tyrants Of The Rising Sun – Live In Japan live DVD/CD (2008) and the re-recordings album,The Root Of All Evil (2009).

Arch Enemy is currently gearing up for several live dates to unleash Khaos Legions upon the masses.

Stay tuned for more information on Arch Enemy and Khaos Legions.




May-14-2011 – Boulevard Festival @ C.O.C. Stadium, Casablanca (Morocco)

May-27-2011 – Metalfest Open Air Switzerland, Pratteln

May-28-2011 – Metalfest Open Air Germany, Dessau

May-29-2011 – Metalfest Open Air Austria, Mining

May-31-2011 – Majestic Music Club, Bratislava (Slovakia)

June-04-2011 – Metalfest Open Air Hungary

June-05-2011 – Metalfest Open Air Czech Republic

June-18-2011 – Metaltown 2011, Gothenburg (Sweden)

June-23-2011 – Kulturfabrik, Luxembourg

June-25-2011 – Graspop Metal Meeting Dessel (Belgium)

July-01-2011 – Matrix, Bochum (Germany)

July-02-2011 – Fortarock Festival Park Brakkenstein, Nijmegen (Netherlands)

July-10-2011 – Sonisphere Knebworth, Apollo Stage (UK)

July-12-2011 – Metal Camp, Tolmin, Slovenia

July-14-2011 – Lez’ Art Scenique Festival, Selesat (France)

July-15-2011 – Sonisphere Spain, Getafe-Open Air

July-22-2011 – Tuska, Suvilahti, Helsinki (Finland)

July-30-2011 – MetaLmorphosiS 2011 (Cyprus)

August-18-2011 – Summer Breeze Open Air Dinkelsbühl (Germany)


ARCH ENEMY online:







Century Media Records online:







Century Media webshop:



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March 31st, 2011
by EvilG


The day after their performance in Philadelphia at The Trocadero on April 14th, reformed heavy metal legends ACCEPT will take part in a signing session at Oxford Valley’s Best Buy (just outside of Philadelphia) on Friday, April 15th from 4 – 5:30 p.m.  The store’s address is 310 Commerce Blvd., Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania, 19030.


ACCEPT’s second headlining North American tour launches April 9th in Orlando.  Support comes from Sweden’s SABATON. Confirmed tour dates are:










04/21/11    BLONDIE’S – DETROIT, MI



04/26/11    EL CORAZON – SEATTLE, WA







05/07/11    SCOUT BAR – HOUSTON, TX


According to Nielsen Soundscan, ACCEPT’s twelfth full-length studio album Blood Of The Nations has sold over 20,600 copies in the U.S. since its release in September, 2010.  Click here to read all the “Album of the Year” accolades the album has garnished since ACCEPT’s triumphant comeback.


Blood Of The Nations was recorded at Backstage Studio in England with famed producer Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Exodus, Opeth, Arch Enemy) and debuted as the #25 Rock Album on iTunes and at #187 on The Billboard 200 chart, #170 on the Top Current Albums chart, and on the #41 Independent (Current) Albums chart.  In Canada, the album debuted at #53 on the Nielsen Soundscan Top Hard Albums chart.  In Europe, Blood Of The Nations entered the German album charts at #4 – the highest German chart entry in the band’s career – and debuted at #12 on the Billboard European chart with the following additional worldwide chart entries: #7 in Sweden; #7 in Hungary; #9 in Finland; #19 in Austria; and #27 in the Czech Republic.

View the video for “Teutonic Terror” – directed and produced by Dave Blass for Grid 41 – here.  View the 2-minute behind-the-scenes video here.

ACCEPT’s 2010 line-up includes Wolf Hoffmann on guitar, Peter Baltes on bass, Stefan Schwarzmann on drums, Herman Frank on guitar and Mark Tornillo on vocals.

Visit ACCEPT online at www.ACCEPTWORLDWIDE.comwww.facebook.com/ACCEPTTHEBANDwww.myspace.com/ACCEPTTHEBAND,  and  twitter.com/ACCEPTTHEBAND.



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PAIN: 1st Studio Trailer Now Online

March 31st, 2011
by EvilG

PAIN, the Swedish industrial metallers lead by iconic producer Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY), have uploaded their first studio trailer for their upcoming album You Only Live Twice! Check it out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlWU_kS3hCs and stay tuned for more!

You Only Live Twice is set to be released on June 3 (Europe) and June 21 (North America) 2011 via Nuclear Blast!

Attached artwork and promo pic were both created this time around by German artist Heile (INDICALEGION OF THE DAMNED)!

Mainman & producer Peter Tägtgren recently commented on the artwork: “I really wanted something with a Nightmare Before Christmas meets Alice In Wonderland kind of feeling but with our mascot, the painhead in it. The artist Heile created what I wanted but did it in his own way. It really has this kind of Tim Burton feel to it. It will be really crazy on a big backdrop. We’re also gonna do some inflatable stuff with our Painhead. Its gonna be our Eddie, like IRON MAIDEN has.”

Pain - You Only Live Twice

Pain - You Only Live Twice

For more info visit: www.painworldwide.comwww.facebook.com/painwww.nuclearblast.de/pain


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Vancouver Thrashers Titans Eve Announce Dates For “The Divine Equal Tour”

March 31st, 2011
by EvilG

Vancouver’s rising thrash shredders Titans Eve has announced they will be trekking across Canada and the US for their first North American tour in support of their debut release “The Divine Equal”.


Guitarist / Vocalist Brian Gamblin commented on the tour. “Titans Eve is beyond excited to be embarking on The Divine Equal North American tour. We are hell bent on delivering a power house juggernaut of a live show for all of you, and to show the world that we are an unstoppable force capable of destroying stages across the continent. It is to be a two month outing, doubling last year’s Burning Canada tour. I hope to see all of you metal heads out at our shows cause it’s going to be one hell of a party.”


“The Divine Equal Tour”


May 17, 2011 – The Vat – Red Deer, AB – w/ guests

May 19, 2011 – The Distillery – Calgary, AB – w/ Woods of Ypres and guests

May 20, 2011 – Daves Sports Bar, Kelowna, B.C – w/ Woods of Ypres and guests

May 21, 2011 – The Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, B.C – CITR 101.9FM – Powerchord 25th Anniversary Show w/ Woods of Ypres, Scythia, Auroch Scissor Tooth, Magnus Rising

May 23, 2011 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA – w/ Woods of Ypres and guests

May 25, 2011 – TBA – Portland, OR – w/ Stone Creep

May 26, 2011 – The Black Forest – Eugene, OR – w/ Stone Creep, Beyond The Red Horizion, Fullix

May 27, 2011 – On The Y – Sacramento, CA – w/ Defiant Circle, Prelude to Ruin, Queen Alice

May 28, 2011 – The Stork Club – Oakland, CA – w/ Syndicon, Ashkira, Insanity

May 29, 2011 – The Blue Café – Los Angeles, CA – w/ guests

May 30, 2011 – Di Piazza – Long Beach, CA – w/ Scythe, Malignent

June 1, 2011 – Meat Head – Las Vegas, NV – w/ guests

June 3, 2011 – UB’s – Mesa, AZ – w/ Stone Creep, Misanhtropic Slaughter, The Artifact

June 6, 2011 – Night Rockers – San Antonio, TX – w/ Settling The Score, Raise The Matyr

June 7, 2011 – Head Hunters – Austin, TX – w/ No Dinero, Critical Assembly, Brink of Disaster

June 9, 2011 – The White Swan – Houston, TX – w/ Legion, Kleos, Witness To The Fallen, Soul Skard

June 10, 2011 – Kirks Biz’zar – Gulfport, MS – w/ Soul Skard, Southern Shadow

June 11, 2011 – Sam’s Lounge – Jackson, MS – w/ Soul Skard

June 13, 2011 – Handle Bar – Pensecola, FL – w/ Pychomatics

June 16, 2011 – Brewsters Pit Pub – Jacksonville, FL w/ Newborn Ranson, Sanctum

June 17, 2011 – TBA – Savannah, GA – w/ Iff

June 19, 2011 – JR’s Bar – Philadelphia, PA w/ guests

July 2, 2011 – Blue Moon – Toronto, ON w/ Fatality, Reanimator




Titans Eve’s debut concept album “The Divine Equal” based on literary themes from John Milton’s 17th Century poem “Paradise Lost” and the Book of Genesis was self released last month on February 1st, 2011 and has been gaining momentum with a following from around the globe. Their North American tour dates to support the concept album will be announced in the coming days.




Track Listing:

1. Mourning Star

2. Judgement

3. Becoming The Demon

4. Into the Fire

5. Serpent Rising

6. Tides Of Doom

7. Dusk

8. Nightfall

9. Living Lifeless

10. Searching for Nothing

11. The Divine Equal


Titans Eve came together when brothers Brian (guitar/vocals) and Kyle Gamblin (guitar/backup vocals) decided to start their own musical project in 2008 after the departure of previous projects. The line up of Titans Eve was completed with the recruitment of Jesse Hord (bass) and Casey Ory (drums), from there the Vancouver-based band have set out to create honest, powerful modern metal and have repeatedly piled into the “Titan Train” (i.e. their 2007 Ford E-350 van) and traveled across Canada, bringing their music to as great an audience as possible. They’ve played over 80 shows in the past year and a half and 2011 will see them travel further than ever before as tour dates will be announced for Canada, the U.S. and Europe.


The Divine Equal can be ordered on Titans Eve Bandcamp link here, iTunes, CD Baby and various store locations across Canada.


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Lothlöryen: “When Madness Calls” single available for download

March 31st, 2011
by EvilG

Brazilian heavy/folk metallers LOTHLÖRYEN are working on their third album, the follow-up of 2008’s “Some Ways Back No More”, released by Die Hard Records (U.D.O., ANNIHILATOR, TNT, MAGICIAN, CHRIS CAFFERY).


The new effort, which according to the band will be their heaviest work so far, will present a new line-up, featuring the vocalist Daniel Felipe. The album is being recorded in São Paulo, Brazil, and produced by Augusto Lopes (Dr. Sin, Scelerata, Hangar), ex-guitarist of Torture Squad.


This new album will be released in the second half of 2011. Meanwhile the band is booking dates for a tour which will begin in June. They also posted a single online entitled “When Madness Calls”.


About the new song the guitarist Leko Soares comments: “This single doesn’t reflect exatly how the new album will sound, since it’s the most simple of the tracks, but we decided to start from it because it has all the elements that will be found in our new album: heaviness, atmosphere and great choruses.”


“When Madness Calls” single has full booklet, design made by Marcus Lorenzet (Sacredeath, Alkeea, Thortaz), and is available for downloaded on the band’s MySpace page, which was recently redesigned, at: www.myspace.com/lothloryenband


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March 31st, 2011
by EvilG

Due to an overwhelming demand from fans who are desperate to hear DIRGE, the new album from Singapore grinders WORMROT, the band and Earache Records have made the entire 25-track grindcore masterpiece available to download for free.

Due to be released on physical formats on May 3rd in North America and May 23rd in Europe, DIRGE is already causing such a buzz on the internet that fans the world over are trying to get hold of the album well in advance of its official release.

Earache and WORMROT have decided to give the fans what they want and spare them the possibility of downloading viruses and malware from untrusted websites by offering a free MP3 download of the complete album from the official Earache page.

WORMROT have made the following statement:

“We realised that all you grinders were so excited for more ‘Abuse’ with DIRGE that it’s leaked, so we said ‘what the fuck, here it is’ – for you free in MP3 format to download right now.  Get a t-shirt while you’re at it you fucking cheapskates!  Nabey cheebai!”

Find out for yourself what all the buzz is about and get your free download of DIRGE at http://www.earache.com/dirge

The download is a 40MB ZIP file, containing all 25 tracks in 320kbps MP3 format.  All tracks are DRM free.

DIRGE is available to pre-order now on CD, as well as limited edition coloured vinyl LP featuring two bonus tracks.

The coloured vinyl is available in the following quantities and colours:

100 – Black & White Splatter
200 – Yellow
300 – Red & White Splatter
300 – Red
600 – Black

DIRGE will also be available in Europe on limited edition CD with a bonus DVD featuring an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album.  A selection of new t-shirts is also available.

Pre-order DIRGE on CD or limited edition vinyl now in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_674_750 or in North America at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_674_733

WORMROT recently released an official music video for the track “Spot A Pathetic”, which is taken from DIRGE.  Watch the video now athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpGLXau0RVQ

WORMROT are currently on the road for their “Dirge Across America” tour.  Don’t miss them at the following remaining shows:

Mar 30 – Baltimore, MD – The Talking Head
Mar 31 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
Apr 01 – Worcester, MA – Club Oasis
Apr 02 – Brockton, MA – O’Brien’s Pub
Apr 03 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool
Apr 05 – Peeksill, NY – Popeye’s
Apr 07 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
Apr 08 – Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar
Apr 09 – Chicago, IL – Pancho’s
Apr 10 – Milwaukee, WI – Mad planet
Apr 11 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
Apr 12 – Columbia, MO – Sideshow
Apr 13 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory
Apr 15 – Phoenix, AZ – Chaser’s

View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/daa.jpg

Get more WORMROT news and info at:

MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/wormrotgrind
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wormrot/237638635639
Tumblr – http://wormrot.tumblr.com
Twitter – http://twitter.com/Wormrot

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March 31st, 2011
by EvilG
Forbidden 2010


Reactivated San Francisco Bay Area thrashers FORBIDDEN have issued the following statement regarding tonight’s show in Lima, Peru:


“It breaks our hearts that we have to inform the FORBIDDEN fans of Lima that we can not make tonight’s gig at Auditorio Derrama Magisterial.


“Acido Promotions GmbH booked our tour for South America but did not have our travel plans in order which has caused us to miss our shows in South America.  We were able to reschedule all the shows directly with the promoters with the exception of our Lima, Peru show, which we found impossible to reschedule and must cancel with deep regret.


“Acido Promotions brought FORBIDDEN out to South America based on lies and deceit and abandoned us owing FORBIDDEN and all the South American promoters money.


“We want to make this clear that this is not the fault of the other promoters of South America.  As a matter of fact, after being abandoned by Acido Promotions GmbH at the Santiago airport, it was Chargola Productions in Chile who came to our rescue and helped us reschedule the show for the people in Santiago which was an amazing show after all!  We would also like to thank ICARUS MUSIC in Buenos Aires for coming to our rescue and made the show happen in Buenos Aires which was another success.


“Despite great effort from Icarus in Peru, there is no way to make our gig in Lima this time. We will make it up to our fans as soon as we possibly can. We are all gutted about missing what would have been such an amazing gig.”


FORBIDDEN 2010 features Russ Anderson on vocals, Craig Locicero on guitar, Steve Smyth on guitar, Matt Camacho on bass and Mark Hernandez on drums.

Listen to the tracks “Forsaken At The Gates” and “Dragging My Casket” from FORBIDDEN’s 2010 reunion album,Omega Wave, here.


Purchase Omega Wave (digi-pak or vinyl version) at the Nuclear Blast USA webstore.


Visit FORBIDDEN online at www.facebook.com/FORBIDDENOFFICIALwww.myspace.com/FORBIDDENOFFICIAL, andtwitter.com/ForbiddenMetal.


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DISFEAR: Long Time Member and Bass Player Henrik Frykman Passes Away

March 31st, 2011
by EvilG

Henrik Frykman Passes Away

DISFEAR bass player and long time member Henrik Frykman has passed away after a long battle with cancer. The band, Björn Pettersson, Marcus Andersson, Ulf Cederlund and Tomas Lindberg, has issued the following statement: “It is with heavy hearts we inform you that on Friday the 25th of March Henrik Frykman passed away in his home after a long battle with cancer. Henrik will be greatly missed by family and friends.”
Frykman joined ANTI-BOFORS in 1990 and in 1991 the band underwent a name change to DISFEAR. The band has morphed and evolved over the past 20 years into an internationally recognized and respected band. DISFEAR has toured the world over and released a number of acclaimed full-length albums including 2008’s Live The Storm.

Updated DISFEAR news / information will be made available via the Relapse Records website: www.RELAPSE.com, the DISFEAR MySpace: www.MySpace.com/DISFEAR and Facebook.


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October Tide – Devilstone Open Air + summer shows

March 30th, 2011
by EvilG

Swedish doomers OCTOBER TIDE (featuring ex-KATATONIA guitarist Fredrik Norrman) are confirmed for the Devilstone Open Air in Anyksciai, Lithuania, on July 15th 2011.

Other bands scheduled to appear includes BENEDICTION, IN MOURNING, ONDSKAPT, FORGOTTEN TOMB and OBTEST among others.


Check the official festival site and video trailer for further info.


Website : www.devilstone.net

Video : www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCTGZOczwHc


Here are all – so far – confirmed OCTOBER TIDE shows for 2011.


10.06 2011 GER – Bad Oeynhausen – Black Sabbath

11.06 2011 GER – Hamburg – Embankment Party

12.06 2011 GER – Leipzig – Wave Gotik Treffen

15.07 2011 LITH – Anyksciai – Devilstone Open Air


“Blackness Devours Deutschland” tour poster.



Formed in 1995 by then KATATONIA guitarist Fredrik Norrman and KATATONIA/BLOODBATH vocalist Jonas Renkse OCTOBER TIDE quickly made a mark with two albums recorded and released during the years 1997 and 1999.


Their latest album “A Thin Shell” was released in September 2010 through Candlelight Records.


Recorded at Black Lounge studios with producer Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY) and featuring artwork by Travis Smith (OPETH, TESTAMENT etc) “A Thin Shell” delivers what fans have anxiously awaited from this treasured band. Seven doom-laden and emotive songs that are every bit as heavy as they are catchy fill the impressive recording that officially closes the band’s self-imposed, decade-long hiatus.


OCTOBER TIDE line-up :


Fredrik Norrman – guitars (ex-KATATONIA)

Tobias Netzell – vocals (IN MOURNING)

Robin Bergh – drums (AMARAN)

Emil Alstermark – guitars (MANDYLON)

Pierre Stam – bass (IN MOURNING)


October Tide @ the net : www.octobertide.net
October Tide @ MySpace : www.myspace.com/octobertideband
October Tide @ Facebook : www.facebook.com/pages/October-Tide/6123636025


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MOON (Australia) signs with MORIBUND, release date set

March 30th, 2011
by EvilG

Today, MORIBUND RECORDS announces the signing of Australia’s MOON, dark occult black metal from one Miasmyr. The band’s first release for MORIBUND shall be Caduceus Chalice, set for release on June 28th. MOON’s Caduceus Chalice pervades a hypnotic sense of obscure mysticism within a dark ambience of distorted screams, cavernous echoes and entrancing pulse. Ceremonial Magick, invocations of spirits, glorifications of darkness, underworld realms and apocalyptic apparitions are the basis for this astral visionary experience. Breeding the unlife in archaic worlds, MOON is an ode to darkness and its spirit.

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GRAVEYARD: Spanish Death Metallers To Release EP Via Pulverised Records

March 30th, 2011
by EvilG

Singapore-based Pulverised Records is pleased to announce the release of The Altar Of Sculpted Skulls, the brand new EP from Spanish death metal squadron, GRAVEYARD. The Altar Of Scultped Skulls, which offers up four new tracks and two re-recorded tunes, and was produced by guitarist J. Bastard with the entire effort recorded, mixed and mastered at Moontower Studios. In addition, the disc features the ultra detailed and wholly grim horror art from famed illustrator Matt Carr of Putrid Gore Art (Autopsy, Impetigo, Hooded Menace). Check it out HERE.


The Altar Of Sculpted Skulls Track Listing:

1. The Altar Of Sculpted Skulls

2. An Epitaph Written In Blood

3. Deathcrowned

4. Cult Of The Shadows

5. Howl Of The Black Death (originally featured on 7″ Split w/ Terrorist)

6. Ritual (originally featured on the Into The Mausoleum EP)


GRAVEYARD was formed in 2007 and has since released the Into The Mausoleum EP and One With The Dead full-length debut. The band churn a filthy strain of death metal in the vein of Entombed, Autopsy, Bolt Thrower and Asphyx. An official release date to be announced in the coming weeks.



Julkan – Vocals, Bass

J. Bastard – Guitars

Sbe – Guitars

Gusi – Drums







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MORBID ANGEL Unveil New Album, Single Artwork

March 30th, 2011
by EvilG
MORBID ANGEL - Illud Divinum Insanus

MORBID ANGEL - Illud Divinum Insanus

French label Season Of Mist will release the new studio album from Florida extreme metallers MORBID ANGEL, entitled Illud Divinum Insanus, on June 6th internationally, June 7th in North America. The album will be released in Japan via JVC (date TBA).

Illud Divinum Insanus is the band’s eighth studio album, and the first since legendary frontman David Vincent rejoined the fold. Below is the cover artwork of this new opus, designed by Gustavo Sazes:

The artist stated: “To create this cover we worked from several references, ideas, elements, and I would say a ”world” of options and paths. After a long brainstorming period and some [good and bad] ideas left behind we came up with the concept of this organic surreal insane being; a fallen God or a weird mirror image of our own madness. It is a different Morbid Angel cover for sure, but I think that’s how Morbid Angel is… Deviant and different on each new release. They never repeat themselves. They are always pushing the boundaries and setting new standards. I’m really proud of the final results and hope the fans appreciate my work, while listening to the new album!”

Season Of Mist will release a single, ‘Nevermore’, on May 16th as 7” collectors edition vinyl and digital download. The B-side is an exclusive version of new song, ‘Destructos VS The Earth’, remixed by COMBICHRIST.

“Of all the remixes I’ve been asked to do I never expected one of the world’s most notorious death metal bands to have an interest in hearing their music on the dance floor”, Combichrist mainman Andy LaPlegua comments. “However, ‘Destructos’ is one of those tracks that are so versatile that it could have been recorded as a folk song and it would still sound amazing. I’m honored to be a part of this project and am excited to see how the Morbid Angel fans react to this unusual new direction.”

The cover artwork for the single was designed by French artists Valnoir and Fursy Teyssier for Metastazis. Check it out below:

Morbid Amgel - Nevermore (single)

Morbid Amgel - Nevermore (single)

As previously reported, Illud Divinum Insanus will include ten songs, at least three of which stretch the boundaries of what is conventional Morbid territory.

Morbid Angel’s ninth album begins with the letter I, keeping with the band’s tradition of naming their albums in alphabetical order beginning with 1989’s Altars Of Madness through 2003’s Heretic. The album was tracked at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with engineer Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL; former Morbid Angel guitarist).

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March 30th, 2011
by EvilG

New York band Ov Dust have posted a preview of their entire debut release ‘Resurrection of an American Heretic’.
Following the release of two full tracks (‘Final Act’ & ‘Duality of Light’), the band has posted another full track, ‘Dreams Turned Rancid’, along with previews of all remaining songs.

All are available now for streaming on the bands website at the following address:

Resurrection of an American Heretic
Track Listing:
1. Final Act
2. Eternal Return
3. As the Crow Flies
4. Duality Of Light
5. King Rat: Affirmation of the Ignoble
6. LXVI: Matanza de Tiburon
7. Black Decay
8. Dreams Turned Rancid
9. Dethroned Emperor

Resurrection of an American Heretic is the band’s first full length release. The record
is comprised of nine tracks spanning more than 50 minutes and illustrates
the bands talent for mixing elements of black metal with old school thrash
creating a distinctive brand of extreme metal.

Formed in early 2008 Ov Dust firmly stepped away from the embittered mainstream,
straddling the line between the underground and misunderstood, creating the grinding
music of inherent dissension. With the release of the debut album, the unmistakable
sounds of incendiary heresy, initially indistinguishable from the rustling of leaves
across the autumn floor, now roar with unabated yearning and intent,
signaling the resurrection of an American heretic.

Booking Inquiries contact: booking@ovdust.com


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March 30th, 2011
by EvilG

The Nuclear Blast family on Facebook keeps growing and growing, and that’s why we want to thank YOU for your support by offering all our Facebook fans an EXCLUSIVE and FREE DOWNLOAD sampler with 15 songs!


If you are registered with Facebook, just go to our page, www.facebook.com/NUCLEARBLASTUSA and “Like” it to become our new family member.  Afterwards, you’ll find the link for our FREE NB digital download sampler.  Plus, you’ll get the latest news about all Nuclear Blast artists in your news feed.


If you’re not a Facebook member, you can still visit our Facebook page and catch up on the latest band news on our wall.


A free Nuclear Blast app for Android smart phones is now available (in addition to a free app for iPhones & iPod Touch) at this location.


Visit NUCLEAR BLAST online:
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