Hot News – As I Lay Dying receives San Diego Music Awards nomination!

2011. Júl 5, 9:54 :

'Best Hard Rock' nomination along with label mates Cattle Decapitation

AS I LAY DYING and CATTLE DECAPITATION have once again been recognized by their hometown of San Diego. Both bands have been nominated in the "best hard rock" category for the 2011 San Diego Music Awards. The awards show will take place on August 8th at Humphreys By The Bay in San Diego, CA. Tickets to the show are available through the San Diego Music Foundation.

AS I LAY DYING has been honored at the awards in the past, having taken home the "artist of the year" award on three separate occasions in 2005, 2007 and 2008.

CATTLE DECAPITATION has also been previously recognized by the awards with the "best hard rock album" in 2004 and 2005 for To Serve Man and Humanure, respectively, as well as "best hard rock" honors in 2006 and 2007.

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Hot News – Anterior: 'Echoes Of The Fallen' album art and track listing revealed!

2011. Júl 4, 21:00 :

New album to be released August, 26/29!
ANTERIOR are currently readying to unveil Echoes Of The Fallen, the long awaited second full-length from one of the most exciting modern metal acts to come out of the U.K.!

Set for release in G/A/S on August 26, in Europe on August 29 and North America on September 13 via Metal Blade Records, the 10-track long player was recorded at Grindstone Studios through 2011 with Scott Atkins producing.

Frontman Leon Kemp comments: “That's right! The new album is finally here and we cannot wait for you guys to hear it! We've been hard at it for the past few months with producer Scott Atkins at Grindstone Studios and I must say the tracks are sounding massive. I feel we've really found our sound on this album.

It's been quite a while since our last release and we've matured a lot as a band, especially with the addition of some new members. We've managed to retain all the great aspects of our first album "This Age Of Silence" and improve on them. The songs are more concise than before and we've really worked on making each song as strong as it can possibly be.

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Egy hónap múlva Fekete Zaj – Ulver, Woven Hand koncertek és létszámstop

2011. Júl 4, 20:09 :

Már csak egy hónap van hátra az idei Fekete Zaj Fesztiválig - a korábbi években is izgalmas line-up 2011-ben olyan nevekkel erősödött, mint az Ulver vagy a Woven Hand és a fesztivál számos újdonságot kínál.

Az örökké változó zenéjű Ulver a '90-es években black metal zenekarnak indult (a zenekar alapítója Garm), de a utóbbi lemezeiken már ambient vagy trip-hop hatások is megjelentek. A Wars of Roses című új lemezen beszállt a dalszerzési, hangszerelési folyamatba Daniel O'Sullivan is. A norvég zenekar csak az utóbbi években kezdett el koncertezni, így fellépéseik különleges eseménynek, audio-vizuális performance-nak számítanak, a Fekete Zaj pénteki napján is ilyesmire számítsatok.

A fesztivál szombati headlinere az amerikai Woven Hand, ők már több emlékezetes koncertet adtak a Budapesten (Sziget - Világzenei Nagyszínpad, Millenáris, Kultiplex, A38), néha a Muzsikás Együttes társaságában, a közös produkciót pedig külföldi fesztiválokra is elvitték.

A két legnagyobb név mellett olyan zenekarok jönnek még, mint az experimental/folk és a black metal között mozgó román  Negura Bunget, a szintén román Arc Gotic, az angol Leafblade, vagy a néhány héttel ezelőtt a Marillion társaságában koncertező ír Lisa Cuthbert. A hazai fellépők közül visszatér a fesztiválra a "feketezajongók" körében nagyon népszerű Pozvakowski, Képzelt Város, Shapat Terror és idén is lesz Turbo koncert. A Land of Charon sajnos szünetet tart, viszont a zenekarvezető Janeth új csapattal tér vissza A.D. Mortem néven.

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Hot News – Weeping Roses releasing their 2nd Single 'The Promised Bloodshed'

2011. Júl 2, 11:57 :

Weeping Roses (http://www.facebook.com/weepingroses) a 5 piece metalcore band which hails from Guwahati will release their second single “The Promised Bloodshed” which will be available for free downloads on their reverbnation page on 3rd July,2011 at 20:00 hrs IST (http://www.reverbnation.com/weepingrosesband). They released their debut single “Labyrinth of Lies” in February 2011 which got a good response.

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Hot News – Onslaught: Scream For Violence UK & Ireland Tour

2011. Júl 2, 8:11 :

"In one of the hottest-looking thrash jaunts in recent memory, the legendary Onslaught are set to bulldoze their way through the UK with none other than Irish maniacs Gama Bomb on a Terrorizer-sponsored tour!"

Sep. 22nd - Maidstone - Babylon Lounge
Sep. 23rd - London - The Garage
Sep. 24th - Derby - Redemption
Sep. 25th - Plymouth - White Rabbit
Sep. 26th - Liverpool - The Masque
Sep. 27st - Newcastle - Legends
Sep. 28th - Edinburgh - Studio 24
Sep. 29th - Belfast - Spring & Airbreak
Sep. 30th - Cork - An Cruiscin Lan
Oct. 01st - Dublin - The Pint* (*not with Gama Bomb)

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Hot News – Negură Bunget: Transilvanian Trilogy – Musical and visual project

2011. Júl 2, 8:08 :

Negură Bunget is ready to announce the next major step that will shape the evolution of the band in the following years. After the Vîrstele pămîntului album, which got some amazing response from audience and media, we fell it is our purpose to take everything to an even higher level. With this in mind, our next project is a musical and visual trilogy centered around the Transilvanian lands. It is both our personal and band destiny to undertake this exploration and presentation of the things that inspired us since the very beginning. Everybody can rest assure, we are not here to perpetuate the typical stereotypes, but rather unveil the unknown treasures the Transilvanian lands are so rich in. Be prepared to discover a whole new dimension of what these lands are all about.

Each part of the trilogy will evolve into fully developed musical and visual sides which we are developing together with our friend and visual artist Daniel Dorobantu and our friend and modern composer Dan Popescu.

The first part of the trilogy, entitled Tău (engl. your) will unveil the natural landscapes, by exploring 9 unique natural places, with their mystique, atmosphere, legends and meanings. The second part will explore the human components, the traditions and practices, the connection with the nature, the way this relation shaped the spiritual horizon of the local inhabitants. The last part will focus on the spiritual elements, the values that defined and made these lands immortal.

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Hot News – Cipher System: New Album + Deal With Nuclear Blast

2011. Júl 2, 8:04 :

Nuclear Blast records, is happy to announce the signing of the swedish futuristic and extreme metal act CIPHER SYSTEM.

15 years after the birth of the band, CIPHER SYSTEM returns with what has to be described as a masterpiece in a genre where innovation has become sparse, putting their murderous machinations on public display, forged with fearsome skill and precision: “Communicate The Storm”. Packed in the rapturous art of a true genius of darkened visuals, Seth Siro Anton (Soilwork, Paradise Lost, SepticFlesh), and with a mix once again stemming from the hallowed grounds of Studio Fredman, this colossus of an album is sure to send tremors throughout the scene when it hits the street on September, 9th 2011!

The band is adding: „When you have been in this business as long as we have, you take everything with a bit of "this will never happen, but it would be great if it did" attitude. That is how we protect ourselves from not being broken down by all setbacks. So when we finished mixing "Communicate The Storms" we thought we had an great album in our hands, but after 6 months of recording and around 2 years of writing it, we didn't really knew for sure. But when we got contacted by Nuclear Blast we knew that we were on to something. It's a true honor to be signed to the label that gave us "Storm Of The Light's Bane", "Jester Race", "Enthrone Darkness Triumphant" to name a few. Nuclear Blast was our goal and dream label when we started playing in the 90's, and we have finally found our way home.

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