BlackGates Announces Luis Barillas As New Bassist

New York metal band BlackGates, featuring former Anthrax vocalist Dan Nelson and former Testament drummer Paul Bostaph, has announced that Luis Barillas (The Venting Machine) will the band’s new bass player replacing former Whitesnake bassist Uriah Duffy. The band also features The Venting Machine guitarist Jeremy Von Epp.

For the latest studio update on the recording of the band’s debut, yet untitled, release, head on over to this location.

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Stahlmann Posts New Music Video For "Spring Nicht"

German electro rockers Stahlmann posted a new music video for the song “Spring Nicht” from the latest LP “Quecksilber.” The album was released on January 20th, 2012 via AFM Records.

Check out “Spring Nicht” here:

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Fleshdoll Splits With Label, Set To Record New Album

French death metal act Fleshdoll has announced the band is officially parting ways with Pervade Productions.

Despite this change, the band will record a third full-length album and follow-up to “Animal Factory” under the care of the Mobo-Conkrete Studio (Minushuman, Otargos) this coming Spring 2012, with Samuel Santiago (GOROD) as the band’s drummer.

The new album’s pre-production is already in progress, and the first contacts with labels are being made. Further details will be announced as they are made available. To follow the latest on Fleshdoll, check out the band’s Facebook profile.

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Cattle Decapitation Issues New Album Update

Cattle Decapitation entered Denver, CO’s Flatline Audio on January 7th to record the follow-up album to “The Harvest Floor.” The band has now checked in with the following update on the recording process:

“Last day of mixing our new album!

“We’re relieved to say we’ll be leaving Denver today and heading home after 5 weeks in the studio laying down what is surely to be our most blistering album yet. It sounds incredible.

“Album title, cover art and track list coming soon! Music video and studio reports will be aired when we announce pre-orders! STAY TUNED.”

You can also check out the latest info on Cattle Decapitation by heading over to the band’s Facebook profile.

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Cattle Decapitation Issues New Album Update

Cattle Decapitation entered Denver, CO’s Flatline Audio on January 7th to record the follow-up album to “The Harvest Floor.” The band has now checked in with the following update on the recording process:

“Last day of mixing our new album!

“We’re relieved to say we’ll be leaving Denver today and heading home after 5 weeks in the studio laying down what is surely to be our most blistering album yet. It sounds incredible.

“Album title, cover art and track list coming soon! Music video and studio reports will be aired when we announce pre-orders! STAY TUNED.”

You can also check out the latest info on Cattle Decapitation by heading over to the band’s Facebook profile.

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Monarque Posts "Vigor Mortis" Vinyl Teaser

Canadian black metallers Monarque have announced the release of an upcoming limited edition vinyl EP titled “Vigor Mortis.” A teaser for the release is available below, and the band commented:

“‘Vigor Mortis’ is a collector item that will be available in mid-2012 in a very limited quantity. It will be released by the Swiss label Profane Wax! It is a 8″ vinyl with original artwork, a track from our latest demo, as well as a tribute to Mayhem. Check out this page for info concerning the official release date later this year!”

The track listing is as follows:

A – Vigor Mortis (demo tape 2011 version)
B – Deathcrush (Mayhem cover)

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Mind’s I Streaming New Song "Correlations Pt. 2"

U.S. act Mind’s I has uploaded a new song titled “Correlations Pt. 2,” which is the third track off the band’s upcoming new EP. Listen to the song in the player available below, or stay up-to-date with the latest Mind’s I information by heading over to the band’s Facebook profile.

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Megadeth’s David Ellefson Posts More Behind The Scenes Gigantour Footage

David Ellefson of Megadeth has checked in from the Glens Falls, NY stop of Gigantour 2012 with another behind-the-scenes video clip. Check out this latest video below, or you can also find Metalunderground.com’s report of the Lowell, Massachusetts date of Gigantour at this location.

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The Horde Posts New Music Video For "Odin’s Blood"

Illinois-based Viking thrashers The Horde posted a new music video for the song “Odin’s Blood.” The track appears off the latest release “Thy Blackened Reign,” which is available now on Stormspell Records.

The band is currently working out the details for an East Coast tour in support of “Thy Blackened Reign” set to take place in the Spring of 2012.The Horde is also hard at work on their as-of-yet untitled third album. Guitarist Tim Matthews commented on the band’s new material: “Three songs have been written and from what we have gotten so far the next album is going to be even more epic and violent!”

Check out “Odin’s Blood” here:

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Voltax To Play Ragnarokkr Metal Apocalypse Fest 2012

Mexico’s Voltax is the latest act to be confirmed for the upcoming Ragnarokkr Metal Apocalypse 2012, which takes place on May 18th and 19th. The currently announced running order is as follows:

Friday, May 18

Stone Magnum
Borrowed Time
Blacksmith
A Sound of Thunder
Pharaoh
Voltax
Virgin Steele

Saturday, May 19

Ancient Creation
VOZ
Damien Thorne
Slauter Xstroyes
Skull Fist
Brocas Helm
Wizard

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