Agoraphobic Nosebleed Posts Track From New Album

AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED has posted the first preview track from their long-awaited new album Agorapocalypse. Album-opener “Agorapocalypse Now”, can be heard online now via the band’s MySpace page. Agorapocalypse is scheduled for a CD, LP, and limited-edition, mailorder-only long box CD set release on April 14th in North American, April 20th internationally.

Agoraphobic Nosebleed recorded Agorapocalypses 13 tracks at Visceral Sound studios. This is also the first Agoraphobic Nosebleed record to feature new vocalist Kat (Salome) who joined the band in 2007, the band is rounded out by J. Randall, Scott Hull, and Richard Johnson.

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God Dethroned Reveals Track Listing For Upcoming Album

The track listing for GOD DETHRONED’s upcoming album, Passiondale, has been released. The album is a concept album about the horrors and life in France during WWI. More details about the album’s concept and the cover art will be released soon. Vocalist & guitarist Henri Sattler describes Passiondale as “a fast, brutal & epic soundtrack to a war movie.”

Passiondale track listing:

1. The Cross of Sacrifice
2. Under a Darkening Sky
3. No Man’s Land
4. Poison Fog
5. Drowning in Mud
6. Passiondale
7. No Survivors
8. Behind Enemy Lines
9. Fallen Empires
10. Artifacts of the Great War

Passiondale will be available everywhere on April 28th

Heavy Artillery Signs The Seven Gates

Marching into the new year with guns blazing, Heavy Artillery is pleased to announce the addition of French death metal masters THE SEVEN GATES to its roster of exclusive artists. Following the release of two critically acclaimed demos, The Seven Gates prepare to unleash their debut album Angel of Suffering in the United States on May 12th and in Europe on June 2nd 2009.

Born from the ashes of revered French underground metal acts Daemonium, Akhenaton and late 80’s French death metal pioneers Mutilated, The Seven Gates began their assault in 2006 with the release of their “All is In All” demo. In 2007 the band followed up with a self-released EP entitled Ghenna’s Sword, gaining The Seven Gates praise from the European metal press and earning them a spot on several “Best of 2007″ lists in many of the Europe’s leading metal publications. That same year, the bands’ first tour evoked frenzied interest from fans and further praise from the press, rousing the attention of New York’s Heavy Artillery Records who quickly offered the band a place on their roster.

Mastered by renown French engineer Jean-Pierre Bouquet, Angel of Suffering delivers 10 tracks of old-school death metal with an endless supply of hooks, masterful musicianship and a sufficient dose of pure fucking evil, sure to please fans of early Deicide, Morbid Angel and Entombed.

Listen to The Seven Gates on their MySpace page.

Earache Bands Featured On Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned

The Lost and Damned“, the first expansion pack for Rockstar Games‘ hugely successful video game, Grand Theft Auto IV, is out now on Xbox 360.

Aside from the new missions and characters, one of the biggest features of the expansion pack is the addition of all-new radio shows – with one aimed squarely at metalheads.

The game’s LCHC (Liberty City Hardcore) radio station now features a new show hosted by Max Cavalera of Sepultura/Soulfly fame, which includes a slew of timeless metal favourites such as Earache Records legends At The Gates, Entombed and Terrorizer – providing the perfect soundtrack for hitting the streets of Liberty City.

For more information on “Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned” and to see the full list of new music included in the expansion pack, head to here.

Lamb of God’s ‘Escape the Plague’ Site To Go Live Next Week

On Tuesday February 24th LAMB OF GOD will release their latest album entitled, Wrath. In conjunction with the album’s launch, the band’s Escape The Plague contest site will go live at lamb-of-god.com/escapetheplague.  As previously announced, the first 100,000 copies of the physical cd will contain a coded card insert that will enable 100 fans to win extraordinary prizes.

One of those prizes anticipated to be quickly claimed are two trips for two to see Lamb of God at a major UK festival.  It can now be revealed that the highly coveted trip will be to see Lamb of God support Metallica at Knebworth Park on August 2nd.

The Wrath album will be released in four configurations, an LP, a CD, a Deluxe Edition CD with bonus disc – which contains isolated recording parts – , as well as a Super Deluxe version featuring a limited edition box containing an LP, deluxe edition CD and USB drive containing 2 exclusive bonus tracks.

To pre-order the album and get more details on these configurations go to lambofgod.com.

Iron Maiden Win ‘Best British Live Act’ at BRIT Awards 2009

IRON MAIDEN walked away this evening with a gong for Best British Live Act at the 2009 BRIT Awards. The award was chosen by listeners of BBC Radio 2. Being on the road, the band were unable to attend and were forced to thank their fans in a video, standing in front of their huge skeleton mascot, Eddie.

Singer Bruce Dickinson said: “We couldn’t keep this entire show on the road without our fans. They’re the people that keep this band alive. And I do hope that Eddie doesn’t get too jealous.”

New Static-X Single Inspired By Singer’s Former Adult Star Wife

STATIC-X has just posted the first single off their forthcoming album, Cult of Static on their official MySpace page. “Stingwray” was inspired by Wayne Static’s wife, former adult film star Tera Wray Static, and the Corvette Stingray she drives.

Cult of Static hits stores on March 17th through Warner Bros Records

Check out the new single here.

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