1. Epica to release 5th album

    Epica to release 5th album icon The new album, titled Requiem for the Indifferent, will be released on Nuclear Blast Records and will be available on March 9th in Europe (March 13th in the US). The album is going to contain 13 songs, and is produced by Sasha Paeth. He also produced previous albums by Epica, but also albums of bands like Angra, Rhapsody, Kamelot, Edguy … (read on)

  2. Autumn to take the stage

    Autumn to take the stage icon Autumn to take the stage Dutch rock collective Autumn have released their fifth studio album (third on Metal Blade Record) last November, called Cold Comfort. While recording the album, the band tried to use a real vintage sound. Therefore, one of the rooms deep within the 013 venue, where the band will return on February 10th, was filled with all … (read on)

  3. Obscura announce European headlining tour

    Obscura announce European headlining tour icon German progressive metal Obscura have announced a four-week headlining European tour in the spring of 2012 in support of their latest album Omnivium. The tour will kick-off on March 9th in Stuttgart, Germany. Obscura's Steffen Kummerer commented on the upcoming run: “We are stoked to announce our upcoming European headlining tour to support our newest album 'Omnivium'! With our label-mates … (read on)

  4. Freedom Call: new album out in February 2012

    German melodic metal band Freedom Call will release their new studio album “Land Of The Crimson Dawn” on February 24th in Germany, February 27th in Europe and February 28th in the USA/Canada. Singer and Guitarist Chris Bay offers news to the fans: “We started in the beginning of September to record the first tracks for the new album. The band … (read on)

  5. Cynic new EP Streaming in full

    Cynic new EP Streaming in full icon Progressive rock/metal band Cynic will release a new EP, “Carbon-Based Anatomy”, on November 15 in North America via Season Of Mist. The new material can be listen here by courtesy of Pitchfork. “Carbon-Based Anatomy” track listing: Amidst The Coals Carbon-Based Anatomy Bija! Box Up My Bones Elves Beam Out Hieroglyph The artwork was designed by the great Robert Venosa, the … (read on)

  6. Enter Shikari - European tour

    English Post-Hardcore band Enter Shikari is currently on tour supporting their third album, which will be released early 2012. The band will be visiting 13 countries in 3 weeks, playing 18 shows. Studio Rock will be present in Tilburg on October 3rd, where they will play the final gig of the tour. The band started in 2003 when the band … (read on)

  7. White Walls announce their first national and European tour

    White Walls announce their first national and European tour icon The progressive metal band White Walls from ConstanÈ›a, Romania will hold a series of concerts promoting the album “Mad Man Circus” in Romania and 5 other European countries between the 24th of September and the 9th of October 2011. The highlight of the “Mad Man Circus European Tour 2011” is the band's performance at the prestigious festival ProgPower Europe on … (read on)

  8. Carpatica working on their début album

    Carpatica working on their début album icon Bucharest based pagan metal band Carpatica have been in the Negură Music studio working on their début album for more than two weeks already. The record is titled La Capătul Vremii (Romanian for “end of time”), contains 7 songs — about 40 minutes — and will be released later this year. Along with the band members (Matei — voice and … (read on)

  9. Ministry confirmed for W:O:A 2012

    On August 7, 2011, it was announced that Ministry is back together again. The lineup for the reunion has not yet been finalized. They will play their first show on August 4th at Germany's Wacken Open Air festival 2012. Wacken has also announced that U.D.O and Cradle of Filth are scheduled to appear at the festival, which will take place … (read on)

    1. Update Aug. 8, 2011 18:54: Axel Rudi Pell & Forbidden at Wacken 2012
  10. Damian Wilson - ‘Best-Of’ Compilation

    Damian Wilson  - ‘Best-Of’ Compilation icon This retrospective will span two CDs and features remastered tracks from throughout Wilson's solo career, re-recorded versions of important songs and previously unreleased new material. I Thought The World Was Listening. 1997-2011 will be released on CD and as digital download. The album can be pre-ordered from August 2 to October 2. The Pre-Order Package includes: A signed copy of … (read on)

  11. Leprous launch second song off Bilateral

    Leprous launch second song off Bilateral icon The up-and-coming Norwegian progressive avant-garde metal sensation Leprous have scheduled the North American release of their third album Bilateral for August 23rd. This much anticipated release is also their InsideOut Music debut. In cooperation with Metal Sucks, Leprous are now offering a streaming preview of the new song Thorn, which features a guest vocal appearance by Ihsahn (formerly of Emperor). … (read on)

  12. Loch Vostok - Sacred Structure video

    Loch Vostok - Sacred Structure video icon Loch Vostok (Sweden) have a new video online called Sacred Structure. Check it out below. Their new album Dystopium is set to be released on September 23 via ViciSolum Productions. Tracklist: A Mission Undivine Repeat Offender World Trade Dissenter Sacred Structure Navigator In the Wake of Humanity Viral Strain Disconnection Taste the Flame Absence Dystopium (read on)

  13. Myrath to release a new album in October

    Myrath to release a new album in October icon Tunisian progressive metal band Myrath will released in Europe, in October, through XIII Bis Records a new album called: Tales Of The Sands. The album was engineered and produced by Kevin Codfert at X Fade Studio in Nanterre, France except for the orchestration, which has been recorded by Taher Guizani at GT Records Studio, in Sousse, Tunisia. The album was … (read on)

  14. Brutal Assault Festival 2011

    Thursday – Saturday, August 11th – 13th, 2011, this is the magic date for the 16th volume of the Brutal Assault Festival which will be held inside the Old Army Fotress in Josefov again. There is no reason to wait, so let's start with newly confirmed bands for BA 2011! Ladies and gentlemen, let us introduce deathmetal legend MORBID ANGEL … (read on)

    1. Update Dec. 28, 2010 23:08: New bands confirmed for Brutal Assault 2011
    2. Update Jan. 7, 2011 22:53: Brutal Assault - First confirmed bands in 2011
    3. Update Feb. 11, 2011 22:50: New bands confirmed for Brutal Assault 2011
    4. Update March 4, 2011 22:55: MOTÖRHEAD headliner for Brutal Assault Festival 2011
    5. Update March 5, 2011 22:59: New bands confirmed for Brutal Assault 2011
    6. Update April 18, 2011 22:13: Brutal Assault announces movements on the roster
    7. Update May 25, 2011 16:39: Opeth and Katatonia confirmed for Brutal Assault 2011
    8. Update June 24, 2011 14:31: New bands confirmed for BA 2011
    9. Update July 18, 2011 23:15: BA 2011: 9 bands confirmed for Wednesday’s Warm Up party!
    10. Update July 21, 2011 23:22: Motörhead perform at Brutal Assault Festival on Thursday
  15. Summer Breeze Open Air 2011

    Ticket pre-sales for Summer Breeze Open Air 2011, which will be held on August 18th to 20th at its usual location in Dinkelsbühl, has begun. Tickets are available now for 72 Euros (excl. pre-sale fees, incl. parking/camping) on www.silverdust-shop.de. Just like in the last two years, the first 10,000 ordered tickets will include a free DVD, this time of Summer … (read on)

    1. Update Oct. 29, 2010 02:01: Summer Breeze 2011 - First five bands confirmed
    2. Update June 1, 2011 16:13: Amorphis confirmed for Summer Breeze 2011
    3. Update July 11, 2011 20:21: HELL replace Revamp at Summer Breeze 2011
    4. Update July 21, 2011 22:26: STAHLMANN replace BLITZKID at the Summer Breeze Air 2011
  16. Symphony X joins the ProgPower Europe bill

    Symphony X joins the ProgPower Europe bill icon ProgPower Europe’s final headliner is now announced - Symphony X from the USA - who will headline the Saturday night, October 1st. Hot on the back of what appears to be their most successful album release, this five piece band will be a very popular choice with regulars at the festival and their appearance will no doubt attract interest in … (read on)

  17. Sylosis confirmed for Kavarna Rock Fest 2011

    Sylosis confirmed for  Kavarna Rock Fest 2011  icon Sylosis (British thrash / metalcore ) have been confirmed for the 6th edition of the Kavarna Rock Fest 2011. The festival is scheduled to take place on July 15- 17 in Kavarna, Bulgaria. The lineup so far: 15 July Paradise Lost Sonata Arctica Katatonia DreamShade 16 July Opeth Moonspell Tiamat Sylosis 17 July Arch Enemy Lake Of Tears Suicidal Angels … (read on)

  18. Lake Of Tears– 20 fans will meet the band in Romania

    Lake Of Tears– 20 fans will meet the band in Romania icon Project Events released 20 „Meet & Greet” packages designed especially for Lake of Tears fans. One package contains: one photo of Lake of Tears memebers, a poster signed by the band and access to the after party organized especially for Lake Of Tears members. The price for one packege is 200 Ron (around 50 euros) and can be ordered by … (read on)

  19. Graspop Metal Meeting 2011

    Graspop Metal Meeting 2011 icon Graspop Metal Meeting, the SNCB and De Lijn join forces to carry you in a safe and smooth way to the festival site. The train journey and bus ride from Mol station to the festival site are included in the ordinary admission ticket. The e-tickets are not valid as SNCB ticket. If you have an e-festival ticket for Graspop Metal … (read on)

  20. Twinspirits 'Slave To This World' YouTube video competition

    TWINSPIRITS and LION MUSIC are pleased to announce the launch of the “Twinspirits 'Slave To This World' best YouTube cover competition”. This competition sees YOU the player get judged by the members of the critically acclaimed progressive metal band Twinspirits and their record label Lion Music. This new competition allows YOU the chance to virtually perform with Twinspirits on the … (read on)