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Earache Records Are Giving Away A FREE SAMPLER ALBUM of Ear-aching Metal Tracks

by on Oct.17, 2011, under Metal Music News

Earache Records are giving away a FREE  sampler album containing the following bands:

* Rival Sons
* Evile
* White Wizzard
* Savage Messiah
* Cauldron
* Diamond Plate
* The Browning
* Wormrot
* Cerebral Bore
* The Soulless
* Hour Of 13
* Woods Of Ypres

All you have to do is download the EARACHE winter catalogue (pdf document) and you will then need to enter your email address to have access to over 100mb of screaming earache metal!

To do this MAD CHORE!  follow this link

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Win A Free VIP Pass To Metal Hammer Show

by on Oct.17, 2011, under Metal Music News

Win a pair of VIP tickets to see MALEFICE for the 2011 upcoming Metal Hammer 25th Anniversary show and hang out with the band..

frontman DALE BUTLER says..

‘The very reason we make music is for people to lose their shit to it live, and whenever we’re given an opportunity to meet those people we grab it with both hands. Our good friends at Metal Hammer have given us the opportunity to spend some time with some of you guys at The O2 Islington Academy for the 25th Birthday Bash, so for your chance to win 1 of 3 pairs of VIP entries, one of which will win a pair of very special VIP passes, come hang with the band before the show and maybe even have a chance at seeing the sound check, send us your craziest pic with a T shirt, album or from a show to our facebook at and show us why you party harder than everyone else.’

Due to the event this is an 18+ only competition.

MALEFICE have announced they will play two very special shows in October. Reading outfit have been added to the bill of the Metal Hammer 25th birthday pary in London along with Orange Goblin, Dirty DC and more to be announced. Tickets are at a 1986 price of £2.50!

A week later they join Skindred, Therapy? Rolo Tomassi, Yashin and The Treatment at the Jagermeister ‘Ice Cold In Birmingham’ special on the 31st.

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Pat O’Brien of Cannibal Corpse Fame will Tour With Slayer As Stand in For Gary Holt

by on Mar.31, 2011, under Metal Music News

CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Pat O’Brien will fill in for Exodus’ Gary Holt when Holt leaves the Slayer European tour to play with his own band Exodus at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile on April 4. Holt has been filling in for Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman since the tour kicked off February 26 in Australia.

Holt’s last show with Slayer will be April 4 in Padova, Italy; O’Brien will join the band for the April 6 show in Croatia, and will finish the European dates with Slayer that wrap up on April 14 in Holland.

Hanneman has amazed his doctors with his speedy recovery from an infection thought to have been caused by a spider bite. Following surgery on his right arm, he continues his physical therapy and has already been practicing with his guitar.

Remaining dates for Slayer’s European tour are as follows:

28 La Rivera, Madrid, Spain (Gary Holt, guest guitarist)
29 Coliseum, La Coruna, Spain (Gary Holt, guest guitarist)
30 Pavilhao Atlantico, Lisbon, Spain (Gary Holt, guest guitarist)

1 St. Jordi Club, Barcelona, Spain (Gary Holt, guest guitarist)
3 Rome Atlantico, Rome, Italy (Gary Holt, guest guitarist)
4 Gran Teatro, Padova, Italy (Gary Holt, guest guitarist)
6 Zagreb Arena, Zagreb, Crotia (Pat O’Brien, guest guitarist)
7 Gasometer, Vienna, Austria (Pat O’Brien, guest guitarist)
8 Arena Budapest, Budapest Hungary (Pat O’Brien, guest guitarist)
10 Prague O2 Arena, Prague Czech Republic (Pat O’Brien, guest guitarist)
11 Lodz Sportshall, Lodz, Poland (Pat O’Brien, guest guitarist)
13 Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzgerland (Pat O’Brien, guest guitarist)
14 Klokgebouw, Eindhoven, Holland (Pat O’Brien, guest guitarist)

Cannibal Corpse with Decency Defiled live at Wacken


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Anterior on Tour New Video Released and New Material Unleashed New Album Coming Soon

by on Feb.17, 2011, under Metal Music News

Welsh Metal Wizards Anterior have just finished laying down the guitar solos for the unamed new album due out this year, and have charged straight out on tour as part of the Metal Hammer Razor Tour with Sylosis, Bleed From Within and While She Sleeps so check out dtaes and stage times HERE

In the meantime Anterior have released a new video to the brilliant song DEAD DIVINE from the bands debut album ‘This Age of Silence’ which is still getting rave reviews

Signed to Metal Blade records of America this British powerhouse have a razor edge future .. Anterior can be found on their myspace page HERE

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Sacred Mother Tongue To Record New Album & Announce UK Tour For April

by on Feb.02, 2011, under Metal Music News

Sacred Mother Tongue announce UK Tour to showcase new material before the yet to be named album is released.

The band will showcase the new material on tour, giving fans an exclusive preview prior to the album release in the summer and before the band start taking it to this year’s festival stages…

“We are really looking forward to finally being able to share the tracks we’ve been slaving over in recent months; this album was written entirely by the current line up and we are incredibly proud of what we feel we’ve achieved. As musicians and individuals we’ve found some deeper roots to pull on, so technically, and personally, we’ve grown and taken it to the studio and we are pretty excited by what we’ve produced. Now, we’re taking it to the stage – let’s hope everyone else digs it too!”
– Darrin South (vocals)

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As I Lay Dying New Video Released For Anodyne Sea

by on Jan.19, 2011, under Metal Music News

As I Lay Dying have released their latest video from the album The Powerless Arise

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Ayin Aleph Release Macabre Gothic Metal Video GREED

by on Sep.12, 2010, under Metal Music News

Dante Gothic metal opera is the only descriptiion that can be applied to the latest Ayin Aleph video released to the public, titled ‘GREED’ the video has only been available on itunes, but now is released for general viewing

You can check out some more goth videos and sounds from Ayin Aleph here..

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Mike Portnoy Leaves Prog Metal Band Dream Theater

by on Sep.10, 2010, under Metal Music News

Founder member, drummer and driving force behind the band Mike Portnoy has left Dream Theater citing burn out, and a desire for a hiatus from touring and the total immersion in Dream Theater

Video interview with Dream Theater 2007

Dream Theater and Mike Portnoy Statement
Statement Here

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COF CRADLE OF FILTH New Album ‘Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa’ Out 1st November

by on Sep.07, 2010, under Metal Music News

Cradle fo Filth

Cradle of Filth New album

One of the most infamous and notorious names in metal, Cradle Of Filth continue to shock, excite, disgust and inspire in equal measures. ‘Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa’ the latest chapter of the band’s dark history is to be released through Peaceville Records on the band’s own AbraCadaver imprint on November 1st 2010 but fans can get a preview of the album at the new ‘Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa’ mini-site which has just been launched at .

The site will feature info about the album, a gallery featuring new band pics and elements from the album artwork, a link to download a MP3 of the track ‘Lilith Immaculate’, downloads and more. The site will be updated on a weekly basis with video blogs, fan competitions, promo videos, an Iphone app, new downloads and more. From September 22nd we shall also be adding previews of a different track from the album every Wednesday.

‘Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa’ is the band’s ninth studio album and in the word’s of Cradle’s infamous frontman Dani Filth is “without doubt the fastest and most brutal album we’ve created to date. As an acquaintance of the band so aptly noted, this is like ‘Iron Maiden on crack in a graveyard of angels!”

“This album is Cradle at our most sinister and darkened fairytale,” continues Dani. “A gothic horror themed slay-ride of fervour and perversion; yet amidst the orchestral melodrama and lush, cinematic production, there sits stalwart a ravening beast of furious riffing, flesh ripping vocals and monstrous, unstoppable percussion.”

Grammy nominated Cradle Of Filth have been pioneers of extreme music since their debut in 1994 and have continued to evolve with each of their subsequent releases. Unafraid of ruffling a few feathers, the band have continually refused to bow to convention or to conform to prevalent trends and fads. Yet despite this uncompromising stance the band are still the most successful British heavy metal band since Iron Maiden, with legions of fans around the globe.

Never shy of embracing the epic, Cradle have constantly sought to push the boundaries of their art. Whether through elaborately theatrical stage shows (incorporating giant lumbering puppets, fire-breathing dancers, freaks and stilt-walkers from the notorious Circus Of Horrors), provocative merchandise (including the now legendary ‘Jesus Is A C***’ t-shirt), breathtaking artwork or the weighty subject matter of their albums (their previous one was a concept album telling the story of a French Lord who fought alongside Joan Of Arc, before embarking on a horrific killing spree), this is a band who have refused to be confined by the labels that have been placed on them.

The band (comprising of Dani Filth-vocals, Paul Allender and James McIlroy-guitars, David Pybus-bass, Martin Skaroupka-drums and Ashley Ellyllon-Keys) recorded ‘Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa’, the follow up to 2008’s ‘Godspeed on the Devil’s Thunder’, at Monkey Puzzle studios near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. Cradle Of Filth remain stalwarts to the satanic horror ethos by again composing a fully blown concept album, this time based on Adam’s first wife, the lascivious Demoness Lilith; throwing Medieval nuns, Knights Templars, Greek mythology and lashings of sex, occult lore and violent bloodshed into the smelting pot, to create a darkly erotic nightmare set to their unique scope of supreme vampyric metal. And with an as-near-as-dammit release date of All Hallow’s Eve 2010, Cradle Of Filth are snarling at the leash to get out to all of their fans across the world. “We can’t wait to play this shit live,” admits Dani. “Long live the ‘Filth!”

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MALEFICE to Headline The Kramer Guitar stage at The Big Finger Festival 1st – 3rd October

by on Sep.06, 2010, under Metal Music News

MALEFICE have announced they will be headlining the Kramer Guitars stage on the first day of The Big Finger Festival on October 1, 2010.

The Big Finger Festival happens on October 1, 2 and 3 at Billing Aquadrome, Crow Lane in Northamptonshire. There will be four stages with over 80 bands in all. These include: InMe, 3 Daft Monkeys, Viking Skull Carcer City Sylosis Sacred Mother Tongue Ignominious Incarceration New Device Aliases, Godsized ande many more. For more info:

Check out live footage of Malefice at Sonisphere 2010 here:


September 2010

18th    BRIGHTON – Mammothfest @ Hove Town Hall

October 2010

1st    NORTHAMPTON – Big Finger Festival @ Billing Aquadrome

Arch Enemy + Grand Magus + MALEFICE + Chthonic

November 2010

23rd    MANCHESTER – Academy 2
24th    GLASGOW – Garage
25th    WOLVERHAMPTON – Wulfrun Hall
27th    LONDON – HMV Forum

MALEFICE ALBUM ‘DAWN OF REPRISAL’ is out now on Metal Blade

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