Communic Releases Second "The Bottom Deep" Trailer

Norwegian metal act Communic has posted the second album trailer for its upcoming full length “The Bottom Deep,” which can be viewed below. “The Bottom Deep” will be released on July 22nd, 2011. The first trailer in the series is available for viewing here.

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Hammerfall Releases Behind The Scenes Footage From "One More Time" Video Shoot

Swedish heavy metal act Hammerfall has posted some behind-the-scenes footage online from its recent “One More Time” video shoot. You can check out the clip in the player below.

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Onward To Olympas Announces New Tour Dates

Christian metal act Onward To Olympas has revealed the dates for its forthcoming United States tour. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues provided below.

06/24 San Antonio, TX — The White Rabbit
06/25 Dallas, TX — Dad’s Venue
06/26 Tulsa, OK — Reverb
06/27 Springfield, MO — Salad Days
07/04 Indianapolis, IN — Emerson Theater
07/05 Steger, IL — Another Hole in the Wall
07/07 Whitesburg, KY — Letcher County Tourism
07/08 Cookeville, TN — Westside Station
07/10 Cape Girardeau, MO — The Upperdeck
07/12 Grand Rapids, MN — Solid Rock Church of God
07/14 Willmar, MN — Sonshine Festival
07/17 Sioux City, IA — The Underground
07/20 Salt Lake City, UT — In the Venue
07/21 Roseville, CA — Club Retro
07/23 Yucaipa, CA — The Paradigm Venue
07/24 Canoga Park, CA — The Cobalt Cafe

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36 Crazyfists Announces Dates For Upcoming U.K. Tour

Alaskan metalcore act 36 Crazyfists have released the full list of dates for it upcoming headline tour of the United Kingdom. You can view all of the dates, cities and venues below.

09/30 Colchester, UK – Arts Centre
10/01 Oxford, UK – O2 Academy
10/02 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
10/04 Exeter, UK – Lemon Grove
10/05 Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
10/06 Bournemouth, UK – Firestation
10/07 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy 2
10/08 York, UK – Fibbers
10/09 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
10/11 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
10/12 Newcastle, UK – O2 Academy
10/13 Glasgow, UK – King Tuts
10/14 Dundee, UK – Doghouse
10/15 Aberdeen, UK – Tunnels
10/16 Manchester, UK – Manchester Club Academy
10/18 Leeds, UK – Cockpit
10/19 Stoke, UK – Sugarmill
10/20 Norwich, UK – Waterfront
10/21 London, UK – O2 Islington Academy
10/22 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2

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In Flames Posts Fourth Studio Clip Online For Streaming

Swedish metal act In Flames has posted the 4th of 6 web episodes documenting the band in the studio while it recorded its forthcoming new album “Sounds of a Playground Fading.” You can check out the clip below. The new album will see a June 21st, 2011 North American release through Century Media Records.

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Guitarist Brent Hinds Comments On Forthcoming New Album From Mastodon

Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds recently commented on the forthcoming new album from Mastodon and had the following to say about its musical direction;

“‘Blood Mountain’ and ‘Crack the Skye’ — those albums took too long to make. This only took us a couple weeks to record and there’s a totally different feeling to it. It’s a jump-on-your-bed, get naked, and go streaking kind of record. I haven’t had this feeling about a Mastodon record since [2004’s] ‘Leviathan.’ It’s just fucking awesome.

“We’ve got a song about fighting, there’s a song about lifting heavy stuff, there’s a song about people on meth creeping around in trees trying to get the best wood grain out of a tree to sell it at Lowe’s for [drug] money…the album is kind of silly. We’re taking the piss out of things. It sounds like Zeppelin with these smooth buttery vocals and a huge Jimmy Page-style guitar solo. Me and Brann [Dailor, drums] play off each other also in this sort of proggy way. There’s a lot of stuff for the listener to tweak their ear to”

Song titles set to appear on the album include “Blasteroids,” “All the Heavy Lifting,” and “The Sparrow.” The band are also planning on giving the album the title of “The Hunter” or “Brother” in honor of Brent Hinds’ own brother who unexpectedly passed away last December while hunting.

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Textures Releases New Studio Footage, Comments On Upcoming Album

European progressive metal act Textures has posted some new studio footage online documenting its time spent recording its forthcoming new album. When asked about the album the band commented by saying;

“This might be the biggest thing we have done so far, especially guitar-wise. We really used every piece of gear – every guitar, amp, cabinet and effect – that was available to us at Split Second Sound studio, to get the right sounds for all the different parts of the album. It’s a very tough process; we have been tracking guitar for weeks now, but finally the end is in sight! Bass, synths and vocals still need to be done, and those are being recorded right now. The pieces are coming together. This album is growing beyond control! [We] can’t wait to get on the road with this!”

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