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NEWS: Within Temptation to release new concept album in March 2011!

Symphonic metal ensemble Within Temptation are currently in the studio putting the final touches towards their fifth studio album. Titled ‘The Unforgiving’, this is the band’s first concept album and is based on a comic book story written by script writer Steven O’Connell. Roadrunner Records will release the album in March 2011 to coincide with their European tour, including a show at London’s Brixton Academy on March 30th.

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NEWS: Roadrunner Records launch comedy imprint!

Popular metal label Roadrunner Records have announced a new imprint, Roadrunner Comedy. Stand-up comedian and author Doug Stanhope is Roadrunner Comedy‘s first artist signed onto the new imprint’s roster. You can hear a message from Stanhope about his new partnership with Roadrunner Comedy by clicking here!

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NEWS: Malefice announced for Hard Rock Hell Road Trip!

Metal group Malefice are among the first 11 bands to be confirmed for the Hard Rock Hell Road Trip To Ibiza Second Chapter, happening from May 29th 2011 to June 8th 2011. Here is the full current line-up of bands announced for the shows:

Gun
Panic Cell
Breed 77
Simon McBride
Marya Roxx
Power Quest
Malefice
Gentleman’s Pistols
Vega
Arthemis
Ace Mafia

You can find out more information at www.hrhroadtrip.com

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NEWS: Escape The Fate pull out of December London shows!

American rockers Escape The Fate have had to cancel their London dates next month. An official statement from the band’s vocalist Craig Mabbitt can be read below, which explains their reasonings are for bassist Max Green to enter rehab:

Max needs his friends and family by his side, so we’re not gonna leave him,” says lead singer Craig Mabbitt. “Max is one of my best friends and has never done this band wrong in any way shape or form. It’s very honorable of him to admit he has a problem and wants to seek help for the longevity of his life and this band. I’m so sorry to the fans, but so proud of Max. He needs our love and support through this rough time in his life, so let’s give it to him. Our soldiers never let us down and we will be back to play Europe and the two London dates very soon. We love you guys.”

Escape The Fate will headline a string of European dates in early 2011. Tickets for the two London headline shows that were scheduled for December 6th and 7th at the Islington Academy will be honoured when these shows are rescheduled early next year.

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NEWS: Amon Amarth to join Children Of Bodom’s UK tour!

Amon Amarth have been announced as support for Finnish heavy metal act Children Of Bodom during their UK and Ireland tour in April 2011. Fully announced dates are as follows:

APRIL 01 – NORWICH, UEA
APRIL 02 – MANCHESTER, Academy
APRIL 03 – GLASGOW, O2 ABC
APRIL 05 – DUBLIN, Vicar Street
APRIL 07 – NOTTINGHAM, Rock City
APRIL 08 – BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy
APRIL 09 – LONDON, HMV Forum

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NEWS: Middle Class Rut giveaway free song!

Rock duo Middle Class Rut are currently giving away their track ‘Thought I Was’ for free via the Bright Antenna Records official website. The track is taken from their upcoming debut album ‘No Name No Color’, and can be downloaded from here!

You can read our review of the record here!

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NEWS: Angelwitch and Lawnmower Deth join Bloodstock 2011 line-up!

Both Angelwitch and Lawnmower Deth have been announced to perform at next year’s Bloodstock Open Air festival. Not only are they the first bands to be added onto the Sophie Lancaster stage, but this will also be the only UK festival appearances from both bands in 2011.

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VIDEO: Paramore – Playing God

Pop-punk’s hottest band Paramore have just released their new video for the track ‘Playing God’. Vocalist Hayley Williams shows a more dark and sinister side than you’d believe she possess, by keeping her bandmates captive in her basement. Check it out:

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AUDIO: The Chariot – Robert Rios

5-piece metalcore outfit The Chariot have just uploaded new track ‘Robert Rios’ onto audio streaming site SoundCloud. The track can be listened to below via the embedded stream player:

If there are any problems with the player below you can still listen to the track by clicking here! The track is taken from their forthcoming record ‘Long Live’, to be released on November 22nd via Good Fight Music.

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NEWS: The Chariot upload new album promo video!

Metalcore Americans The Chariot have uploaded a new promo video online for their forthcoming new record, ‘Long Live’. Check it out below:

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