28 de dezembro de 2011

Black Sabbath Confirms Reunion, New Album And Headlining Performance At Download Festival

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Band Photo: Black Sabbath (?)

In a recent press conference, British heavy metal fathers Black Sabbath confirmed that they have reunited and that they will be releasing a new studio album, which will be produced by Rick Rubin. This will be their first album with the original four members in thirty three years.
In addition to this, the group confirmed that they will be headining next years edition of the Download Festival at Donington Park in their native England. After the headlining set, they will embark on a worldwide tour. You can view a video which confirmed thsse details below.
More details will be revealed as they become available.

Carnal Forge Goes On Hiatus

Swedish thrash/melodic death metal veterans Carnal Forge have announced that they have decided to place themselves on an indefinite hiatus as a result of members focusing on other projects. A message from bass player Lars Lindén reads as follows:

"Since all the members have chosen to drop off Carnal Forge due to different reasons to work on new projects, CF will take a pause and the band will be put on ice for an unspecified time.
"I don't know if there will ever be another CF album or if we'll play live again. I sure do hope so and will work for it, but only the future will tell.
"Thanks for all of the support through good times and bad times since 1997. See you out there some day somewhere somehow or see you all in hell!
"All the best from all of us!!! Peace!"

Gun N Roses Inducted Into The RNR Hall of Fame

Guns N Roses has been announced as part of the 2012 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. The complete list of inductees is as follows:

Performer Category:
Beastie Boys
Guns N’ Roses
Laura Nyro
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Small Faces/The Faces

Early Influence:
Freddie King
Ahmet Ertegun (non performer) Award:
Don Kirshner
The Award for Musical Excellence:
Cosimo Matassa
Tom Dowd
Glyn Johns
The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony returns to Cleveland April 14, 2012.

27 de dezembro de 2011

Evile Updates "Five Serpents" Tour Routing

As was previously announced, Evile will be joining Portrait and Dr. Living Dead on the European "Five Serpents" tour. Metal Blade Records has now issued the following brief announcement about changes to the tour routing:
"PLEASE NOTE: The Polish dates have been cancelled, Budapest date got moved. The Siegen show got cancelled, the trek will play in Essen instead!"
The tour dates are as follows:
14/01/12 – HU – Budapest – Club 202 *
15/01/12 – DE – Rostock – Alte Zuckerfabrik
17/01/12 – DE – München – Backstage
18/01/12 – IT – Milan – Bitte Club
19/01/12 – DE – Aalen – Rock It
20/01/12 – DE – Wangen – Jugendhaus
21/01/12 – CH – Aarau – Kiff
22/01/12 – DE – Köln – Werkstatt
24/01/12 – FR – Paris – La Scene Bastille
25/01/12 – DE – Weinheim – Café Central
26/01/12 – NL – Tilburg – 013
27/01/12 – NL – Enschede – Atak
28/01/12 – DK – Randers – Midwinter Meltdown
29/01/12 – DE – Hamburg – Hafenklang
31/01/12 – DE – Osnabrück – Bastard Club
01/02/12 – DE – Saarbrücken – Garage
02/02/12 – DE – Braunschweig – Schweinebarmann
03/02/12 – BE – Vosselaar – Biebob
04/02/12 – DE – Bamberg – Live Club
05/02/12 – DE – Essen - Turock
* without DR. LIVING DEAD

Anger As Art Enters The Recording Studio

California's Anger as Art has checked in with the following announcement about entering the studio to record new material:
"Anger fans - Merry Christmas to you, your families, and friends. We are looking forward to an exciting 2012 - and hope you enjoy the ride.
"We have officially begun the recording process! Standing in Trench Studio (Corona CA) getting drum tones!!!!"
You can also follow Anger as Art's latest studio updates by heading over to the band's Facebook profile.

Aenaon Checks In With End Of Year Recap

Greek metal act Aenaon has checked in with the following year-end recap for fans:
"As 2011 comes to an end it seems that this was a good year for us. We would like to thank everyone who has embraced and supported us the past few months including a lot of new fans, our labels Code666 / Aural Music and of course the press, writers and reporters who really supported Aenaon's new eccentric touch.
"We reached almost a hundred amazing reviews worldwide and as this year ends more and more lists (e.g. Metal Storm) come up with 'Cendres et Sang' included in one of the best black metal albums of the year.
"That's all for now, drink and forget!"
You can also find a teaser trailer for the "Cendres et Sang" album by navigating over to this location.

Edguy To Play Masters Of Rock Festival 2012

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Band Photo: Edguy (?)


Edguy has checked in with the following announcement about performing at the Masters of Rock festival in the Czech Republic:
"Edguy have just been confirmed to return to the Czech Republic at the prestigious Masters Of Rock festival in Vizovice.
"It will be the fourth time that Edguy is going to hit the main stage for a prime time show at the biggest Metal festival in the Czech Republic. The festival is going to take place in Vizovice from July 14th to July 17th 2012!"
For more details on Masters of Rock, head over to the festival's official website at this location.

Irdorath Reveals New Album "Dekonstrukteur Des Fleisches" Release

Irdorath officially announced its signing with Massacre Records last month, and now the band has revealed the album "Dekonstrukteur Des Fleisches" is due out on January 27th, 2012.
You can check out the album artwork below, or find more details on the band via the Irdorath Facebook profile.
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 Band Photo: Dimmu Borgir (?)
Norwegian symphonic black metallers Dimmu Borgir have announced a series of upcoming European and South/Central American live shows. The currently announced dates are as follows, with more details to be announced in the near future:
Feb 19 TBA Mexico City, Mexico
Feb 21 TBA San Salvador, El Salvador
Feb 23 TBA San Jose, Costa Rica
Feb 25 TBA Caracas, Venezuela
Feb 27 TBA Bogota, Colombia
Feb 29 TBA Antofagasta, Chile
Mar 02 TBA Santiago, Chile
Mar 04 TBA Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mar 06 TBA Sao Paulo, Brazil
Jun 07 Sweden Rock Festival Norje, Sweden
Jun 09 Novarock Nickelsdorf, Austria

Jun 15 Ost Fest Bucharest, Romania
Jun 17 Hellfest Clisson, France
Jun 23 Graspop Metal Meeting 2012 Desschel, Belgium
Aug 03 W.O.A. Wacken, Germany
Aug 09 Brutal Assault Jaromer, Czech Republic
Aug 11 Bloodstock Lullington, United Kingdom

Woods Of Ypres Frontman David Gold Killed in Car Accident

Earache Records has reported that David Gold, frontman of Canadian doom metal band WOODS OF YPRES, was killed in a car accident last night. He was 31 years old.
Woods of Ypres was formed in 2002 by David Gold, Aaron Palmer and Brian McManus. The band signed a deal with Earache records in 2010 and their forthcoming new album, "Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light," which was recorded with producer Siegfried Meier at Beach Road Studios in Ontario, Canada, and was mixed by U.K. producer John Fryer (NINE INCH NAILS, PARADISE LOST), is due out on February 13th, 2012. The band has been previewing new material from this album.
Metalunderground.com last spoke with David in October 2010. You can read that interview here.