Handful of Dust Share Two New Songs From Upcoming New Album “Cosmopolis”

Italian progressive death metal band Handful of Dust is about to release their new album called “Cosmopolis”. Their new album was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen and features 11 tracks. Handful of Dust released two songs from it via Bandcamp streaming below.

Cosmopolis by Handful of Dust

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Primal Fear Premiere New Song “Hounds of Justice” From Upcoming New Album “Apocalypse”

Germany’s power metal stalwarts Primal Fear premiere a new song called “Hounds of Justice”, taken from their upcoming new album “Apocalypse”, which which is set for an Aug. 10 release via Frontiers Music. Apocalypse was recorded at Hansen Studios in Denmark and was mixed by engineer Jacob Hansen.

Check out now “Hounds of Justice” below.

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Silence Lies Fear Releasing New Album “Future: The Return”

Silence Lies Fear is gearing up to release a new album in July, which was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios.

A preview for the album, titled “Future: The Return,” can be heard below. You can also stream Silence Lies Fear’s previous release “The Storm Looming Ahead” at Bandcamp here.

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Malrun Splits With Vocalist Jacob Loebner

Malrun has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band’s vocalist:

“We are sad to inform that Malrun and lead singer Jacob Loebner have decided to part ways. The decision has come about because of incompatible interests in the band. Malrun will continue with full strength, and is already making plans for the autumn. Jacob Loebner will continue his musical career as a solo artist or with other projects.

“Malrun is very pleased to announce that a new lead singer has already been found and that this break will in no way affect the band’s plans to grow even bigger. Danish powerball Nicklas Sonne will from now on be the front figure of Malrun, taking over the microphone on all upcoming shows and recordings.

“Malrun’s 3rd album ‘Two Thrones,’ where Jacob sings, will still be released as planned august 2014. We hope you will still positively support the upcoming album as well as our new single ‘Cycle of Abuse,’ which will soon be released as a music video with Jacob. We also hope you will continue supporting us in the future, because without our fans there is no Malrun. Lastly, we hope you will check out Jacob’s solo project once new material emerges. Check out Malrun’s new lead singer Nicklas Sonne at YouTube here.

“Although we are sad that Jacob isn’t part of MALRUN any longer, we are convinced that it is the best decision. Malrun with Nicklas in front, is still driven by the passion and dream to break through and go on the road as much as possible. We fully believe, that this break will serve as a foundation on which we can build a great future in the new constellation. ‘Two Thrones’ is still our baby, and we will of course perform songs from all of our three Malrun albums during concerts. However, we will spare no efforts to have new music with Nicklas on vocals ready for you as soon as possible.”

Jacob also states the following: “Our differences couldn’t be resolved, and the 4 other guys in Malrun have chosen to continue their journey alone. I am passionate about music and view this unexpected situation as an opportunity to rethink my creativity outside former frames. I am of course proud of the ‘Two Thrones’ Malrun album and the vocal work I did on it and look forward to the album being released on 29th August 2014.

“But at the same time I am already in the process of looking for new ways to express and release my music. So for those who would like to hear more of my music I expect to announce new projects within the near future. One project emerging from the fog now is a hardrock-based project with a clear pop twist where focus is on addictive and hook-based melodies.

“Another project emerging is an experimental thing digging deep into the roots of the old Danish folk and historic traditions and this ancient legacy will somehow meet and interbreed with modern rock and metal – so it will be immensely interesting to see what that journey brings. Stay tuned for more info soon from my side. Take care you all, all the best, Jacob.”

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ABORTED reveals details for upcoming album, ‘The Necrotic Manifesto’‏

Death metal psychopaths ABORTED have just finished their eighth full-length, The Necrotic Manifesto, with Danish producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, MERCENARY) The album will be released on April 28th in Europe and on April 29th in North America via Century Media Records. In support of The Necrotic Manifesto, ABORTED will tour North America […]

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ABORTED reveals details for upcoming album, ‘The Necrotic Manifesto’‏

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King Diamond and Volbeat Release Free Download

– April 5th, 2013 –

Volbeat’s latest album, “Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies”, features a guest appearance from the legendary King Diamond.

Today, King Diamond and Volbeat are pleased to release the Jacob Hansen mastered version of this track, titled “Room 24″, as a FREE download gift to the fans.

Fans can download the track in full-quality HERE.

The track “Room 24″ features a massive coup for Volbeat with the guest appearance from King Diamond, the legendary front man of Danish metal pioneers Mercyful Fate, and one of Poulsen’s musical idols. Volbeat reveals, “I’m a huge fan of Mercyful Fate and King Diamond. Having King on the record is a huge privilege. Normally, it’s not something he does. He wrote his own lines, and it is half my lyrics and half his. It’s a weird, scary story, and he’s the perfect person for it.”

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Pyramaze Announces New Band Lineup

Pyramaze has checked in with the following announcement about a new band lineup and plans to commence recording a new album:

“Pyramaze are proud to announce that Michael Kammeyer’s (guitars) replacement is in fact our longtime producer and very good friend Jacob Hansen (Invocator, Anubis Gate, Beyond Twilight). It seemed so natural to us to bring Jacob on board, given that he has always felt like an extra member of the band anyways. He has been with us since the beginning, producing, mixing and mastering ‘Melancholy Beast’ and ‘Legend of the Bonecarver,’ and mixing and mastering ‘Immortal.’

“It’s no secret that Michael was the main songwriter in Pyramaze, as well as the backbone of the band in every conceivable way. However with our new lineup that also consists of original members Morten Gade (Wuthering Heights) and Jonah W. (Structure of Inhumanity, Echoterra), longtime lead guitarist Toke S. and new vocalist Urban breed (Tad Morose), we have split up the songwriting duties, and pledge to put our hearts and souls into this new album and the future of Pyramaze.

“Michael’s shoes are big ones to fill, (literally) and in doing so we feel that we are honoring his legacy to the best of our abilities. Before Michael and Niels (bass) had announced their departures from the band, we had already arranged to have Jacob mix the new album, so the transition has gone smoothly to say the least.

“We want to thank our fans for standing by us through all of our hardships, and we promise to deliver the best album we can. We love you all!”

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