Nuclear Blast/Riot

Hypocrisy release album trailer

Legendary death metallers Hypocrisy announced a European run early next year - with supports to be announced. Initial dates, plus the trailer for upcoming release Extreme Divinity here now!


Hackneyed to support Nile on Euro tour

Young German death metal lunatics Hackneyed will support tech death metal stars Nile on the second leg of Nile's upcoming European run in November/December 2009.



Scar Symmetry - new song online!

Swedish modern progressive death metallers Scar Symmetry just made another new track from their upcoming album Dark Matter Dimensions available online.


Deathstars' Whiplasher preaches Deathglam prior to Australian tour

A little while ago I had the opportunity to talk to Andreas “Whiplasher Bernadotte” Bergh of Deathstars fame about deathglam, humour, girls, and touring Australia.

Deathstars' Night Electric Night received really good press worldwide, but it's not something that these guys even attempt to keep up with.

Avantasia announce the guests on next album

Tobias Sammet announces plenty of guests for the next Avantasia album, which is due out in the northern spring of 2010


Sylosis to tour with Dragonforce

UK based modern thrashers Sylosis will be supporting Dragonforce on their upcoming UK run in November/December 2009.


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Hardcore Superstar to re-release classic albums

Swedish street metal veterans Hardcore Superstar will re-release their two already classic albums, Hardcore Superstar (2005) and Dreamin In A Casket (2007) via Nuclear Blast, as part of the successful Reloaded-Series.


Both re-issues will contain extra bonus footage such as demo tracks and rehearsal takes.

Arsis enter the studio

James Malone, guitarist/vocalist for Virginia's melodic/technical death metal band Arsis shares an update from Planet Z Studios in Massachusetts on their fourth studio album, Starve For The Devil.




Die Apokalyptischen Reiter hit the social networks

Just in time for the Paganfest tour, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter have gotten active on Twitter. And they release their latest video blog, which you can watch here.




Augury - Fragmentary Evidence (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

If performing double-kicks were an Olympic sport, the drummer for death metallers Augury would win a medal.

To be completely honest I had never heard of Augury until I listened to this album.