2012 in heavy metal music
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This is a timeline documenting the events of heavy metal in the year 2012.
- A Plea for Purging
- Averse Sefira
- Blind Witness
- Carnal Forge (Hiatus)
- Carnifex (Hiatus)
- The Carrier
- Cataract (Hiatus)
- Celesty (Hiatus)
- The Crimson Armada
- Dark the Suns (Hiatus)
- Dead and Divine
- Heavy Heavy Low Low
- The Human Abstract (Hiatus)
- In the Midst of Lions
- Martyr (Hiatus)
- Morgoth (Hiatus)
- Mortal Sin
- One Man Army and the Undead Quartet
- The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza
- Unearthly Trance
- Broken Hope
- Coal Chamber
- Eternal Oath
- The Obsessed
- Sonic Syndicate
- On January 4, American metalcore act Killswitch Engage have decided to continue without Howard Jones (ex-Blood Has Been Shed). On February 6, the band announced that original singer Jesse Leach has taken Jones' place.
- On January 9, it was announced that Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with lymphoma. However, the band have stated that they will continue recording their new album. Within a month, the band announced that drummer Bill Ward has decided to leave the band.
- Singaporean grindcore act Wormrot were detained in Malaysia by the Selangor Islamic Religious Department. The reasoning for their arrest was "it is wrong for unmarried Muslim men and women to be in [the same] room."
- Cryptopsy announced their new bassist is Olivier Pinard (Neuraxis).
- After 16 years with the band, Anvil bassist Glenn Gyorffy (aka Glen Five) leaves the band to "broaden [his] horizons".
- Graveworm announced the return of founding member/guitarist Stefan Unterpertinger after a 10-year absence.
- Warbringer announced the departure of founding member/guitarist Adam Carroll, and his replacement as Andrew Bennett.
- After previously working with the band, Byron Stroud (Fear Factory, Strapping Young Lad) announced he is joining 3 Inches of Blood as their new permanent bassist.
- Founding member/guitarist of crossover thrash act D.R.I., Spike Cassidy, was rushed to the hospital due to complications with a colectomy.
- The Haunted founding member/vocalist Peter Dolving abruptly departs from the band via Facebook. On October 16, founding lead guitarist Anders Björler leaves the band for the second time along with drummer Per Möller Jensen.
- Death metal band Suffocation parted ways with founding drummer Mike Smith due to musical differences.
- Christopher Amott, founding guitarist/vocalist leaves Arch Enemy because "Christopher simply isn't into playing extreme metal anymore."
- Brazilian Metal Open Air festival takes place, but is cancelled after severe logistical and financial problems.
- Michael Keene of technical death metal band The Faceless announced through Twitter that founding guitarist Steve Jones has departed from the band. This leaves Keene as the only original member left. Wes Hauch will be filling Steve's spot as the newest member.
- The Sonisphere Festival in Knebworth, UK was cancelled due to their weak economy.
- Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth) quits Bloodbath due to lack of interest in the death metal scene.
- Threat Signal announced the departure of drummer Alex Rüdinger due to his interest to pursue other projects.
- Slayer have announced that Jeff Hanneman will me taking more time off from the band to concentrate on his rehabilitation. Back in 2011, Jeff contracted necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating disease) on his right arm from a spider bite, and has been struggling in recovery since then. Gary Holt (Exodus) will continue to fill Jeff's spot until he is well enough to return. Slayer said "How long will that be? The best and most honest answer we can give you is 'as long as it takes.'"
- Dark Funeral signed a three album record deal with Century Media Records.
- Drummer Patrice Hamelin of Canadian death metal band Martyr has quit the band. "Martyr is on hold for now."
- Marduk were banned from Minsk, Belarus. "Pavel Radzivonaw, a departmental head at the Prosecutor General's Office, told reporters on Monday that Marduk's concert, scheduled for May 22, would not take place. 'The band preaches Satanism, which has nothing to do with art,' he says. 'This is an affront to Christian values, they preach the ideas of death, of the Third Reich.'"
- Angra vocalist Eduardo Falaschi announced his departure from the band. Bassist Felipe Andreoli also announced his departure from Almah.
- Iron Maiden's 1982 album The Number of the Beast won 9.2% of the 30,000 votes cast in the UK for their favorite British album of the past 60 years.
- Sonic Syndicate's founding member/guitarist Roger Sjunnesson quits the band.
- Queensrÿche parts ways with founding member/vocalist Geoff Tate. The band also announced Crimson Glory singer Todd La Torre hired as his replacement.
- Kamelot announced their new vocalist as Tommy Karevik (Seventh Wonder).
- Guitarist Liem N'Guyen leaves Benighted after 14 years with the band. His replacement is said to be Adrien Guerin.
- Peter Wichers leaves Soilwork again due to "musical differences".
- Atheist announced the return of bassist Tony Choy.
- Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe was arrested on June 28, 2012 by Czech Police for causing a fan's death by pushing him off stage in Prague, Czech Republic. The band's publicists, have stated that Blythe is "wrongfully accused". Blythe was released on bail for 4,000,000 Czech Koruna (USD $200,000), and has been held in the country because he was "considered a flight risk by the judge". Blythe posted bail, but due to the prosecutor's complaint, his bail was doubled to 8,000,000 Czech Koruna (USD $400,000). Due to his jail-time being longer than expected, Lamb of God's tour with Dethklok and Gojira was cancelled. On August 3 Randy was released from prison after 5 weeks, Lamb of God was confirmed for Knotfest.
- Frontman/guitarist Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom was rushed to the hospital with stomach pains. He was released July 11 to continue the rest of the tour.
- The frontman/guitarist Josef "Humanoid" Vesely of death metal band !T.O.O.H.! was diagnosed with Schizophrenia.
- Blood Stain Child parts ways with female vocalist Sophia Aslanidou. In December she is replaced by Kiki, "What makes her so unique and talented is to be able to handle both clean voice and scream voice."
- Dagoba guitarist Izakar leaves the band due to "musical differences" and to focus on his other project Blazing War Machine.
- Nuclear Blast "quit the copyright case" against 80 alleged file-sharers for sharing the All Shall Perish album "This Is Where It Ends". The label went ahead with the charges without the bands permission.
- Ministry front-man Al Jourgensen collapsed on stage during a live performance. The doctors said, "he was examined by numerous physicians and diagnosed to have had a full-system collapse due to extreme dehydration and heat exhaustion intensified by the lack of ventilation on stage at the venue. Doctors confirm via blood tests conducted that Jourgensen’s alcohol blood levels were well below normal and no narcotics were found in his system." The remainder of the weeks tour dates were canceled, until Al was feeling well enough to continue the "DeFiBriLlaTouR European tour".
- Baroness were caught in a terrible bus accident, where the bus fell 30 feet from a viaduct near Bath. A Facebook page statement was released as follows, "The band members of Baroness and their crew are recovering from injuries sustained after their tour bus crashed outside of Bath England early on Wednesday morning. John Baizley has broken his left arm and left leg. Allen Blickle and Matt Maggioni each suffered fractured vertebrae. All three remain in the hospital as of this writing. Pete Adams has been treated and released from the hospital. Three of the five crew members who were on the bus have also been treated and released. One member is still undergoing testing."
- Anthrax's song "Got The Time" was the first heavy metal song played on the planet Mars. The song "was one of several songs on NASA's wake-up playlist for the Mars Rover, Curiosity, that touched down on the Red Planet August 5th."
- Decapitated drummer Kerim "Krimh" Lechner quits the band due to "personal differences".
- Eluveitie lead guitarist Simeon Koch leaves the band after 8 years. Rafael Salzmann will be his replacement for live performances.
- Hydra Head Records has indefinitely closed its doors.
- Nightwish lead singer Anette Olzon parts ways with the band after 5 years. Floor Jansen (ex-After Forever) will replace her for the remainder of the band's Imaginaerum World Tour.
- Gwar announces their newest lead guitarist Pustulus Maximus on October 1.
- Metallica announces the launch of their own record label "Blackened Recordings", and have taken ownership of all their previous mastered tracks.
- Megadeth end their contract with Roadrunner Records after 5 years and 3 albums.
- On November 9, 2012, Amberian Dawn announced on their official site, that they are parting ways with singer Heidi Parviainen, along with drummer Heikki Saari and guitarist Kasperi Heikkinen. The replacement members are new vocalist Päivi "Capri" Virkkunen, and ex-members Joonas Pykälä-aho (drums) and Emil "Emppu" Pohjalainen (guitar). Parviainen explained via Facebook, "Early this year we noticed that we had reached the point where we didn't have much to offer to each other any more, and my own ambitions and Amberian Dawn's goals weren't coinciding any longer."
- January 3 – Joey "Fingers" Lombard, 42, ex-bassist of death metal act Incantation committed suicide.
- January 5 – Nicole Bogner, 27, ex-vocalist of symphonic power metal act Visions of Atlantis died of an undisclosed disease.
- January 14 – Robbie France, 53, ex-drummer of Diamond Head and UFO died of unknown causes.
- January 25 – Mark Reale, 57, guitarist and founding member of Riot died of complications with Crohn's disease.
- February 14 – Tonmi Lillman aka "Otus" (ex-To/Die/For, ex-Sinergy, ex-Ajattara), 38, drummer of Lordi, died from unknown causes.
- March 3 – Ronnie Montrose, 64, guitarist and leader of Montrose died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
- April 5 – Jim Marshall "Lord of Loud" the founder of Marshall Amplification died at 88.
- April 10 – Richie Teeter, 61, American drummer (The Dictators, Twisted Sister) died of esophageal cancer.
- April 21 - Rob "Balfabar Nosugref The Almighty" Cranny, 27, Owner of Canadian Northern Storm Records and Vocalist of Detsörgsekälf died of a heart attack.
- May 4 – Rob Doherty, 42, Canadian guitarist/vocalist (ex-Into Eternity) died of unknown causes.
- May 14 - Trondr Nefas, 34, frontman of Norwegian Black Metal band Urgehal died.
- May 20 - Steeve Hurdle, 41 ex Guitarist of Gorguts died of post-surgical complications.
- May 31 - Michael Grant, 39, singer for Crescent Shield, Onward, Legend Maker and Cypher Seer died of unidentified illness.
- July 16 - Jon Lord, 71, English composer, pianist and Hammond organ player for Deep Purple, died of cancer.
- November 1 - Mitch Lucker, 28, singer of deathcore act Suicide Silence, died of a motorcycle accident.
- December 8 - Huw Lloyd-Langton, 61, guitarist of Hawkwind and The Meads of Asphodel, died from cancer.
- December 23 - Mike Scaccia, 47, guitarist of Rigor Mortis and Ministry, died after collapsing on stage during Rigor Mortis' performance for vocalist Bruce Corbitt's 50th birthday.
|6||Alcest||Les Voyages de l'Âme|
|9||Wolfsbane||Wolfsbane Save the World|
|11||Skylark||Twilights of Sand|
|13||This Ending||Systematic Worship (EP)|
|20||Biohazard||Reborn in Defiance|
|Savage Messiah||Plague of Conscience|
|Sear Bliss||Eternal Recurrence|
|Lacuna Coil||Dark Adrenaline|
|Lamb of God||Resolution|
|Opera IX||Strix Maledictae in Aeternum|
|27||Blind Guardian||Memories of a Time to Come (compilation)|
|Iron Fire||Voyage of the Damned|
|30||Woods of Ypres||Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light|
|Bleeding Through||The Great Fire|
|Fen||Of Losing Interest|
|Fozzy||Sin and Bones|
|In This Moment||Blood|
|Scott Kelly||The Forgiven Ghost in Me|
|Master||The New Elite|
|Texas Hippie Coalition||Peacemaker|
|Steve Vai||The Story of Light|
|17||Eluveitie||The Early Years (compilation)|
|21||Black Moor||Lethal Waters|
|24||Grave Digger||Clash of the Gods|
|Tarja Turunen||Act I : Live in Rosario (DVD)|
|Grave||Endless Procession of Souls|
|Katatonia||Dead End Kings|
|28||Dysrhythmia||Test of Submission|
|Eagle Twin||The Feather Tipped the Serpent’s Scale|
|Stratovarius||Under Flaming Winter Skies - Live in Tampere (DVD)|
|Phantom-x||The Opera of the Phantom|
|Threshold||March of Progress|
|4||Arsis||Lepers Caress (EP)|
|10||Metallica||Quebec Magnetic (DVD)|
|12||The Project Hate MCMXCIX||The Cadaverous Retaliation Agenda|
|14||Paradox||Tales of the Weird|
|21||The Unguided||InvaZion (EP)|
- A Plea For Purging Calling It Quits, Announces Farewell Tour
- Ajattara - Split Up
- Anterior Calling It Quits, Announces Final Show
- American black metal band calls it quits
- ***Blind Witness Break Up And Last Show Announcement ***
- Carnal Forge - Going On Indefinite Hiatus
- Carnifex - Going On Hiatus
- The Carrier Calling It Quits In March
- Cataract - Going On Hiatus In 2012
- Cathedral announces plans to disband
- Celesty Announces Indefinite Hiatus, Fifth Album On Hold
- The Crimson Armada Calling It Quits, Issues Statement
- Dark The Suns - Decide To Take A Break
- Dead And Divine Calling It Quits, Announces Final Hometown Show
- Decadence - Call It Quits
- Defiance - Call It Quits
- Elis Calls It Quits After Departure of Vocalist Simone Christinat
- Heavy Heavy Low Low Calls It Auiets
- Hevein - Disband Indefinitely
- [sputnikmusic.com/news.php?newsid=20255 The Human Abstract Go On Hiatus]
- In The Midst Of Lions Calling It A Day After Departure Of Two Members
- Martyr - Drummer Pat Hamelin Quits, Band On Hold
- Mortal Sin To Disband For A Fourth Time
- Morgoth Going On Hiatus, Announces Final 2012 Shows
- Nahemah - Call It Quits
- Norther - Calling It Quits
- One Man Army And The Undead Quartet - Call It Quits
- Unearthly Trance - Calling It Quits
- Underoath Disbanding, Announces Farewell Tour
- "Original Trouble members form The Skull". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved 2012-07-12.
- Former Stormtroopers Of Death Members Launch United Forces
- Reunited BROKEN HOPE To Support OBITUARY On 'Carnival Of Death' Tour
- Byzantine - Reunite, Writing New Material
- Coal Chamber To Reform For Australia's Soundwave Festival
- Confide To Return With New Album, Launch $30,000 Kickstarter Campaign To Fund It
- ETERNAL OATH Reunites, Plans New Studio Album
- Extol - New Album In The Works
- Malice To Release Comeback LP In May 2012
- Legendary Doom Pioneers The Obsesse To Reunite For Roadburn Festival
- Otyg To Be Resurrected, Band Currently Recording Third Album
- Riot To Continue On, Fifteen New Songs Written In "Thundersteel/Immortal Soul" Style
- Sonic Syndicate Comments On Returning From Hiatus, Announces Festival Appearance
- Killswitch Engage - Vocalist Relieved From Duty
- Killswitch Engage Comments On Returning Vocalist Jesse Leach
- Black Sabbath Guitarist Tony Iommi Diagnosed With Lymphoma
- Bill Ward Says He May Be Forced To Sit Out Black Sabbath Reunion
- Black Sabbath: 'We Have No Choice But To Continue Recording Without Bill Ward'
- Wormrot Members Arrested By Religious Authorities In Malaysia
- Cryptopsy - Announce New Bassist
- Anvil - Bassist Leaves The Band
- Graveworm Announces Return Of Founding Member
- Warbringer - Guitarist Adam Carroll Quits The Band, Announce Replacement
- 3 Inches Of Blood - Announce New Bassist
- D.R.I. - Spike Cassidy Admitted To Hospital Due To Colectomy Complications
- Vocalist PETER DOLVING Quits THE HAUNTED
- The Haunted - Guitarist And Drummer Leave The Band
- Suffocation - Drummer Mike Smith Parts Ways With The Band
- Arch Enemy - Christopher Amott Leaves The Band Again, Recruit Replacement
- "Disaster Strikes Brazilian Metal Festival". Ultimate Guitar Archive. 23 April 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
- The Faceless - Part Ways With Guitarist, Announce Replacement
- Sonisphere 2012 festival is cancelled
- Vocalist Mikael Akerfeldt Reportedly Leaves Bloodbath
- Threat Signal Splits With Drummer Alex Rudinger
- Slayer Gives Update On Jeff Hanneman, Gary Holt To Continue Filling In On Tour
- Dark Funeral - Sign Three Album Deal With Century Media
- Martyr - Drummer Pat Hamelin Quits, Band On Hold
- Marduk - Banned From Playing In Minsk For Being An Affront To Christian Values
- Edu Falaschi Splits With Angra, Felipe Andreoli Splits With Almah
- Monday Fresh: Iron Maiden's Number Of The Beast Voted Best Album
- Sonic Syndicate - Guitarist Roger Sjunnesson Leaves The Band
- QUEENSRŸCHE Parts Ways With Geoff Tate; CRIMSON GLORY/RISING WEST Singer Todd La Torre Hired!
- Kamelot Reveals New Vocalist Tommy Karevik
- Benighted Splits With Guitarist Liem N'Guyen
- Soilwork - Guitarist Peter Wichers Quits The Band Again
- Former Atheist Bassist Tony Choy Rejoins The Band
- LAMB OF GOD Frontman Randy Blythe Arrested In Czech Republic On Charges Of Manslaughter
- Lamb Of God - Randy Blythe Arrested, Vocalist Reportedly Released On Bail (Update)
- Lamb Of God Front Man Randy Blythe's Bail Doubled, Complaint By Prosecutor Dismissed
- Lamb Of God - Tour With Dethklok And Gojira Cancelled
- Lamb Of God - Randy Blythe Released From Czech Prison, Band To Appear At Knotfest
- Children Of Bodom's Alexi Laiho To Be Released From The Hospital
- !T.O.O.H.! - Josef "Humanoid" Vesely Diagnosed With Schizophrenia
- Blood Stain Child - Female Vocalist Sophia Leaves The Band
- Blood Stain Child - Announce New Vocalist
- Dagoba - Guitarist Quits The Band
- World's Biggest Metal Label Quit Copyright Case
- Ministry's Al Jourgensen Hospitalized After Collapsing On Stage
- Baroness - In Coach Crash (Update)
- Anthrax's "Got The Time" Wakes Up Curiosity Mars Rover
- Decapitated - Drummer Quits The Band
- Eluveitie - Guitarist Simeon Koch Leaves The Band, Announce Replacement
- Hydra Head Records Shuts Down
- Nightwish - Part Ways With Singer Anette Olzon
- GWAR Reveals New Member Pustulus Maximus
- Metallica Launches Record Label Blackened Recordings, Takes Ownership Of Own Masters
- Megadeth Parts Company With Roadrunner Records
- Incantation - Former Bassist Dies At Age 42
- Former Visions Of Atlantis Singer Nicole Bogner Passes Away
- Former Diamond Head And UFO Drummer Robbie France Passes Away
- Riot Guitarist Mark Reale Passes Away
- Lordi - Drummer Passed Away At The Age Of 38
- Guitarist Ronnie Montrose Dead at 64
- Mike Collett-White. "Guitar amplifier pioneer Jim Marshall dies aged 88". Reuters. Retrieved Thu Apr 5, 2012.
- FORMER DICTATORS AND TWISTED SISTER DRUMMER DIES
- Former Into Eternity Guitarist Rob Doherty Passes Away
- URGEHAL Founder Trond "Trondr Nefas" Bråthen Passes
- ONWARD/CRESCENT SHIELD Singer MICHAEL GRANT Dies At 39
- Jon Lord, co-founder of Deep Purple, dies aged 71
- The Meads Of Asphodel - Session Guitarist Huw Lloyd Langton Passes Away
- Rest In Peace Mike Scaccia
- Alcest Posts New Album "Les Voyages De L'Âme" Sample
- Wolfsbane – Wolfsbane Save The World
- Skylark - Upcoming Album Trailer Online
- This Ending - Systematic Worship (EP)
- This Ending - New Song Online
- Biohazard Sets January Release Date For New LP "Reborn In Defiance"
- Primal Fear: New album title, release date announced
- Nothnegal Pushes Back New Album "Decadence" U.S. Release
- Aborted Posts New Album "Global Flatline" Trailer
- Savage Messiah Offers Free Download Of New LP "Plague Of Conscience"
- Sear Bliss - Eternal Recurrence
- Abigail Williams Reveals New Album Title And Release Date
- Lacuna Coil Announces New Album "Dark Adrenaline" Release Date
- Lamb Of God Unveils Album Artwork And Track Listing
- Opera IX Reveals New Album "Strix Maledictae In Aeternum" Details
- WITCHMASTER: New EP Release Date Posted
- Blind Guardian - Announce New Compilation Album
- Iron Fire Posts Song Teaser For New LP "Voyage Of The Damned"
- Suicidal Angels Announce New LP, Reveal Artwork, Tour Dates
- Woods Of Ypres Posts Preview Of New Song "Career Suicide (Is Not Real Suicide)"
- Astral Doors Posts Title Track Of New Album "Jerusalem" Online
- Azaghal Announces "Nemesis" Release Date
- BLEEDING THROUGH to release their new album in January
- Cadaveria - New Album Details Revealed
- Swallow The Sun - New Album Details
- Caliban Announces New Album Title As "I Am Nemesis"
- Chimp Spanner - All Roads Lead Here (EP)
- Therapy? Reveals New Album, "A Brief Crack Of Light" Release Date, Artwork And Tracklisting
- Psycroptic - New Album Details
- Stam1na Reveals New Album "Nocebo" Details
- DUNDERBEIST REVEALS COVER ART AND TRACK LIST
- Eluveitie - More Album Details Revealed
- Engel Reveals "Songs For The Dead" EP Details
- Goatwhore Streaming New Track "Collapse In Eternal Worth"
- Coldworker Streaming New Song "Flesh World"
- Orange Goblin Reveals New Album Release Date, Announces U.K. Shows
- Avatar Streaming Entire New Album "Black Waltz"
- Beneath The Massacre Premiers New Track "Symptoms"
- Dawn Of Ashes Completes New EP "Farewell To The Flesh"
- Earth - New Album Details Revealed, New Song Online
- Isis Announces Details Behind Forthcoming Live Album
- Wykked Wytch Streaming New Song
- Ektomorf Posts New Music Video For "To Smoulder"
- Kryptos announce ‘The Coils Of Apollyon’ release date
- Autopsy Reveals "All Tomorrow's Funerals" Track Listing
- Buckethead - Electric Sea
- Hypno5e Makes Acid Mist Tomorrow Available For Pre-Order
- Xandria Issues New Album Update
- Desaster Streaming New Track "Queens Of Sodomy"
- Drudkh To Release New Album "Eternal Turn Of The Wheel" Next Year
- Freedom Call Announces "Land Of The Crimson Dawn" New Album Release
- Halloween (U.S.) Details New LP "Terrortory"
- Lanfear Streaming New Track "By-Product Nation"
- Lyriel To Release New LP "Leverage" In February
- Rage - New Album Details Revealed
- Terrorizer Completes New Album "Hordes Of Zombies"
- Vengeance Announces Album Details For "Crystal Eye"
- Asphyx - New Song Online
- Napalm Death Reveals New Album Title, Release Date And Cover
- Corrosion Of Conformity Reveals New Album Release Date, Artwork And Tracklisting
- Mgła - With Hearts Toward None
- Monarch Reveals New Album "Omens" Details
- Death - Entire Vivus! Live Album Streaming Online
- UFO Announces New Album "Seven Deadly" Release Date
- Veil Of Maya Finishes New Album "Eclipse," Set To Embark On Tour
- Amberian Dawn Announces Details Of New LP "Circus Black"
- Crowdfinding Project, "Illegimitation" Release, European Tour 2012
- Napalm Records Announced Release Data New Album
- Every Time I Die To Release New Album "Ex Lives," Posts Music Video
- LULLACRY - More Release Dates Confirmed For Where Angels Fear
- Torture Killer Reveals "I Chose Death" MCD Details
- Epica Reveals New Album Title
- Angel Witch - New Album In March
- Enochian Theory Pushes Back "Life...And All It Entails" Album Release
- Gorod - New Song Online
- Sigh - In Somniphobia
- Adrenaline Mob Unveils Album Artwork For "Omertà"
- Barren Earth Reveals New Album "The Devil's Resolve" Release Date
- Cannibal Corpse - New Album Details & Single Streaming
- Impending Doom Announces New Album "Baptized In Filth" Release
- MyChildren MyBride Announces Self-Titled Album To Be Released In March
- SOULFLY: New Album Title, Release Date Revealed
- Spawn Of Possession Reveals "Incurso" Album Details
- MONSTROSITY To Release 'Live Apocalypse' DVD In March
- Powerwolf To Release Live Album Through Metal Hammer Germany
- Secrets Of The Moon - Reveal New Album Artwork And Release Date
- Enthroned Announces "Obsidium" Release Date
- Aura Noir To Release Fifth LP In March
- Cynic To Release "The Portal Tapes" In March
- Gun Barrel Signs With Massacre Records To Release "Brace For Impact"
- Axel Rudi Pell Details New LP
- "Universal" Follow Up is a Return to Roots
- Mike Portnoy's New Band Flying Colors Announce Debut Album
- God Forbid To Release New Album "Equilibrium"
- Iron Maiden - To Release New Live DVD
- Naglfar - Reveal New Album Details, New Song Online
- Wodensthrone - The Storm
- Wretched Son Of Perdition
- 3 Inches Of Blood To Release New Album "Long Live Heavy Metal"
- A Sound Of Thunder Releasing New Album "Out Of The Darkness"
- Black Breath Streaming New Song "Mother Abyss"
- Dark Empire Announces New Album "From Refuge To Ruin" Release
- Kill Devil Hill Announce Debut Album Details
- Meshuggah Reveals Upcoming Album Title As "Koloss"
- OSI Reveals "Fire Make Thunder" Album Details
- OVERKILL: New Album Title, Cover Artwork Unveiled
- Dol Ammad - Cosmic Gods: Episode I - Hyperspeed
- Galneryus - New Video Online, To Release New DVD
- Atrocity - To Release Double Live DVD
- EXILIA To Release 'Decode' In March
- Army of the Damned
- Ministry Set March 30 Release Date for ‘Relapse’ Latest Making-of Webisode Available
- Impiety - Ravage & Conquer
- High On Fire Reveals Tracklisting And Title Of Upcoming Album
- Accept Reveals New Album, "Stalingrad" Release Date
- ETHS - New Album Delayed
- Exumer Posts Video Trailer For Comeback Album "Fire & Damnation"
- Illdisposed To Release New Compilation Album "The Best Of Illdisposed 2004 - 2011"
- Jeff Loomis - New Album Details
- The Safety Fire Pushes Back "Grind The Ocean" Album Release
- Ufomammut Confirms "Oro: Opus Primum" Album Details
- Demon Hunter Reveals Track Listing For "True Defiance"
- DIRGE WITHIN: 'There Will Be Blood' Cover Artwork Unveiled
- Hortus Animae - Funeral Nation MMXII
- Emmure Announces New Album "Slave To The Game"
- Ignitor To Release Fourth LP "Year Of The Metal Tiger"
- JOB FOR A COWBOY To Release New Album
- Municipal Waste - New Album Cover Art Revealed
- Pelican Announces New EP "Ataraxia/Taraxis"
- Suspyre Signs With Impulse Music To Release New Album "The Cycle"
- [Undeads Exits Wounds New Album "Merry Go Round"]
- Buckethead - Balloon Cement
- DragonForce Reveal Details of New Album
- Gory Blister Earth-Sick
- In Mourning Reveals New Album "The Weight Of Oceans" Details
- Verjnuarmu Releasing New Album "Pimmeyvven Ruhtinas"
- The Foreshadowing Reveals New Album "Second World" Artwork
- Mekong Delta - New Album Details Unveiled
- ORDEN OGAN: Release Date Set For 'To The End'
- Running Wild - Unveil New Album Tracklist And Cover Art
- Saxon Comments On Upcoming Live DVD "Heavy Metal Thunder – Live – Eagles Over Wacken"
- Unleashed Reveals "Odalheim" Album Release Date
- Arjen Lucassen - Unveils New Solo Album Title And Cover Art
- Paradise Lost - Unveil New Album Details
- 16 Reveals New Album "Deep Cuts From Dark Clouds" Release Date
- Earthen Grave To Release New Self-Titled Album
- Prong Unveils Art, Track Listing And Release Date For "Carved Into Stone"
- Storm Corrosion Announces Its Signing With Roadrunner Records
- Vesperian Sorrow Announces "Stormwinds Of Ages" Album Release
- Vorkreist Reveals New Album "Sigil Whore Christ" Details
- War Of Ages Announces New Album Title As "Return To Life"
- Mezarkabul - New Album Teaser Released
- At Vance Announces New LP For April Release, Unveils Album Artwork
- Before The Dawn Posts Details Of New Album "Rise Of The Phoenix"
- Catamenia - The Rewritten Chapters
- Crystal Viper Taps Hell's Bower And Vader's Peter For "Crimen Excepta"
- Huntress Releases New Album "Spell Eater" Preview Clip
- Moonspell - New Album Cover Art Revealed
- Saint Vitus Announces Release Date For "Lillie: F-65"
- Angelus Apatrida - Reveal New Album Artwork, Announce Spanish Tour Dates
- Cattle Decapitation Reveals Details On New Album "Monolith Of Inhumanity"
- Dawn Of Destiny - To Release New Album In May
- U.D.O. – Celebrator
- John 5 Announces Solo CD/DVD Release "God Told Me To"
- Saratoga Reveals New Artwork And Track List For "Nemesis"
- Shadows Fall: 'Fire From The Sky' Track Listing Revealed
- Tenacious D 'To Be Taken Seriously' With New Album
- Shining - Reveal New EP Details
- Antigama - New Song Online
- Carach Angren - New Album Title And Release Date Revealed
- Engel Reveals New Album "Blood Of Saints" Details
- Nightmare (FRA) - New Album Cover Art Revealed
- Sonata Arctica Announces New Album Details For "Stones Grow Her Name'
- Evil Masquerade - New Album Cover Art And Release Date Revealed
- Firewind - Unveil New Album Cover Art And Release Date
- Tesseract Announces New Acoustic EP "Perspective" Details
- Burzum Reveals New Album "Umskiptar" Release Date
- Diablo Swing Orchestra - Unveil New Album Artwork And Release Date
- For Today announce new album, “Immortal”
- Malice Reveals Details Of "New Breed Of Godz" Comeback LP
- "Undead" SIX FEET UNDER Unveil First Single From Forthcoming Studio Offering Cover Art + Track Listing Revealed
- To Speak Of Wolves Announces New Album "Find Your Worth, Come Home"
- 5 Star Grave Streams "Daddy" From New LP "Drugstore Hell"
- Ahab Streaming Title Track From New Album "The Giant"
- Grand Magus - Unveil New Album Cover Art And Release Date
- Insision Releasing 15th Anniversary Double CD "15 Years Of Exaggerated Torment"
- The Murder Of My Sweet Unveils Cover Art & Track Listing For New LP "Bye Bye Lullaby"
- Sabaton - New Album Tracklist And Cover Art Revealed
- Architects - New Album Cover Art Revealed
- Sarah Jezebel Deva - New EP Artwork Revealed
- Synthetic Breed Reveals New EP "Zero Degrees Freedom" Track Listing
- Be'lakor - New Album Details Announced
- Circus Maximus - Reveal New Album Details
- Delain Announces Release Date For "We Are The Others"
- Empires Of Eden Posts Teaser Video For "Channelling the Infinite"
- Gotthard To Release New Album "Firebirth" In June
- Kekal - Autonomy
- Jorn - Bring Heavy Rock to the Land (Official)
- Kreator - Unveil New Album Title And Release Date
- The Agonist Reveals New Album Title As "Prisoners"
- Tank Reveals New Album Release Date, Tracklisting And Artwork
- Autopsy To Release New DVD "Born Undead"
- FEAR FACTORY: 'The Industrialist' North American Release Date Announced
- Gojira - New Song Online, Upcoming DVD Trailer Released
- HELLYEAH Drummer Explains New Album Title
- Marduk Announces New Single "Souls For Belial"
- Ulver To Release Covers Album "Childhood's End"
- Watain To Release New DVD "Opus Diaboli"
- Blinded by Tokyo - Live in Japan
- candlemass Psalms for the Dead
- Mnemic - Mnemesis
- Bilocate Reveals New Album "Summoning The Bygones" Artwork
- Urban Warfare
- Rush - Unveil New Album Details
- Arthemis Unveils Artwork For New LP "We Fight"
- Dying Fetus Posts New Album "Reign Supreme" Teaser
- Spineshank Comments Signing With Century Media For New Album "Anger Denial Acceptance"
- Devin Townsend - Upcoming DVD Trailer Online
- Burning Point - Reveal New Album Details
- Chelsea Grin - Working On New EP
- Evolve available 6.19.2012
- The Ghost Inside Posts New Album "Get What You Give" Trailer
- Ihsahn Posts New Album "Eremita" Teaser
- Rumpelstiltskin Grinder - Reveal New Album Details
- Vampires Everywhere! Reveals New Album "Hellbound And Heartless" Details
- Whitechapel Announces New Self-Titled Album Details
- Blacklodge Announces New Album Title As "MachinatioN"
- Ephel Duath - New EP Details
- Deathspell Omega Streaming New Song "Abrasive Swirling Murk"
- Sodom's "30 Years Sodomized" Boxset Release Delayed
- L'Enfant Sauvage
- Challenger to Memphis May Fire
- Old Man Gloom - New Album Details
- Miseration - New Album Details Revealed
- Bonded By Blood - New Album Title And Artwork Revealed
- Six Magics - New Album Details And Live Video Available
- Icarus Witch - New Album Details, Teaser And Song Online
- Kataklysm - Reveal Upcoming DVD Tracklist
- Nile - New Album Release Date Revealed
- Periphery Tap Guthrie Govan & The Faceless Guitarist to Guest on New Album
- The Word Alive Streaming New Album Online
- Naer Mataron - Ζήτω Ο Θάνατος (Long Live Death)
- Saint Diablo To Release Self-Titled Album, Announces New Tour Dates
- SERJ TANKIAN's New Solo Album Gets Release Date
- Beneath the Scars and Glory of Progression
- Waylander - Reveal New Album Details, New Song Online
- A Hero A Fake Announces New Album "The Future Again"
- Baroness - Set New Album Title And Release Date
- Bury Tomorrow Signs With Nuclear Blast For Release Of "The Union Of Crowns"
- Release Date News
- Tourniquet - Antiseptic Bloodbath
- Antagonist A.D. Releases "I'm Just Not There" Music Video
- Black Majesty Unveils Album Art, Release Date For "Stargazer"
- Zonaria - Sign With Listenable Records, Reveal New Album Details
- Om Reveals Tour Dates And "Advaitic Songs" Details
- Slipknot Reveals New Best-Of Album "Antennas To Hell" Details
- Heretic (US) Unveils Artwork For Comeback LP "A Time Of Crisis"
- Dew-Scented Posts Teaser For New Album "Icarus"
- Tankard Reveals Track Listing And Commentary For New LP "A Girl Called Cerveza"
- Testament - New Album Details Revealed
- Devilish Impressions Signs To Lifeforce Records For Release Of New Album "Simulacra"
- Massacre - New Song Online
- Evoken To Release New Album "Atra Mors"
- Nachtmystium - New Album Title And Release Date Revealed
- MEMORAIN - "Evolution" (album preview)
- Cryptopsy - Cryptopsy EP
- The Faceless - New Album Trailer Online
- Fen Reveals New Album "Of Losing Interest" Details
- Fozzy Announces New Album "Sin And Bones" Release Date
- IN THIS MOMENT - Blood Album Due August 14th Via Century Media
- Scott Kelly To Release New Solo Album "The Forgiven Ghost In Me"
- Master Announces "The New Elite" Album Release Date
- Texas Hippie Coalition - Peacemaker CD
- Steve Vai - New Album Details Unveiled, New Song Streaming Online
- Eluveitie - To Release Early Years Collection In August
- Black Moor Streaming Entire New Album "Lethal Waters"
- Loudness Streams Preview Samples From New LP "2012"
- Grave Digger Unveils Album Artwork & Title To New LP
- Trollfest - Brumlebassen
- Ensiferum - Album Details Revealed
- Grave - New Album Release Date Announced
- Katatonia Reveals Full Details On New Album "Dead End Kings"
- Dysrhythmia- “Test of Submission”
- Eagle Twin Confirms New LP "The Feather Tipped the Serpent’s Scale" Details
- Murder Construct Unveil Details Of "Results"
- Stratovarius DVD "Under Flaming Winter Skies - Live In Tampere" Getting North American Release
- Ektomorf - New Album Details Unveiled
- Ex Deo Announces New Album "Caligvla" Release Date
- Phantom-X Details New Album "The Opera Of The Phantom"
- Threshold Posts Lyric Video For "Ashes"
- Primitive Graven Image - New Song Streaming Online
- Sacred Mother Tongue To Release New EP "A Light Shines..."
- Lacrimosa To Release New Album "Revolution", Special Guests Announced
- Aeon Zen Pushes Back "Enigma" Album Release
- Beastwars Streaming New Song "Red God"
- Cloudscape Posts "New Era" Album Teaser Clip
- Cryptopsy - New Album Trailer Online
- Kittie Announces Compilation Album "Not So... Safe"
- Prototype Announces Release Date For New Album "Catalyst"
- Spheric Universe Experience Reveals Artwork For Upcoming Album "The New Eve"
- The Gathering - Reveal New Album Tracklist
- Elvenking Unveils Details On New LP "Era"
- Vision Divine Signs With EarMusic/Edel, New LP "Destination Set to Nowhere" Set for Fall
- Becoming The Archetype Announces Details On New Album "I Am"
- Devin Townsend Project Announces New Album "Epicloud"
- Down - Reveal New EP Details, New Single Online
- Ufomammut Reveals Full Details On New Album "Opus Alter"
- Vision Of Disorder Reveals New Album "The Cursed Remain Cursed" Details
- Buckethead - Racks
- Buckethead - March Of The Slunks
- Buckethead - The Silent Picture Book
- Behexen - New Album Details Revealed
- Blut Aus Nord - New Album Teaser Trailer Online
- The Chariot - Ink European Deal With Season Of Mist
- Dokken Reveals Details On New Album "Broken Bones"
- Handguns in Release Date of September
- Illdisposed - Unveil New Album Details
- Witchcraft Reveals New Album Title As "Legend"
- Iron Maiden - Steve Harris To Release Solo Album In September
- Sybreed Reveals New Album "God Is An Automaton" Artwork
- To-Mera - Exile
- To-Mera - New Album Streaming Online
- Tygers Of Pan Tang Reveals New Album, "Ambush" Release Date
- As I Lay Dying Announces "Awakened" Info, New Tour Dates
- Car Bomb Posts New Single "Third Revelation" Featuring Gojira's Joseph Duplantier
- Kerion Posts In Studio Video On "CloudRiders, Part 1: Road To Skycity"
- Pathology - Reveal New Album Details
- Revocation - Teratogenesis (EP)
- Winterfylleth Reveals New Album "The Threnody Of Triumph" Details
- "ANGBAND To Release 'Saved From The Truth' In September". Blabbermouth. Retrieved August 6, 2012.
- Enslaved - Unveil New Album Title And Artwork
- PERTTU KIVILAAKSO TO GUEST ON ALBUM; FIRST SOUND SAMPLE ONLINE
- Sinister Streams New Track "Transylvania"
- Therion Posts Cover For LP "Les Fleurs Du Mal" On Band's Official Website
- Obsession Posts Teaser Clip For New LP "Order Of Chaos"
- Rebellion Reveals Details On Compilation Album "The Best Of Viking History"
- SYLOSIS: "Monolith" Track List Released!
- Cauldron Unveils Album Art And Track List For New LP "Tomorrow's Lost"
- Krisiun - Arise From Blackness (Compilation)
- The Acacia Strain Reveals Details On New Album "Death Is The Only Mortal"
- August Burns Red Releasing New Album "August Burns Red Presents: Sleddin’ Hill, A Holiday Album"
- Between The Buried And Me - Reveal New Album Details
- Converge announce release date for All We Love We Leave Behind
- Daylight Dies Reveals Details For New Album "A Frail Becoming"
- Dio: 'The Very Beast Of Dio Vol. 2' Artwork, Track Listing Revealed
- Malignancy - New Album Details
- Nonpoint Posts New Song "Go Time" Online
- Seven Kingdoms - Reveal New Album Title And Artwork
- Texas In July Posts New Lyric Video For "Cry Wolf"
- Weapon Announces New Album "Embers And Revelations" Release Date
- Chilean Doomsters POEMA ARCANVS To Release Fifth Album Next Month
- Fall of the Idols - "Solemn Verses"
- Magica - Reveal Upcoming Album Tracklist
- Anaal Nathrakh - Teaser For Upcoming Album Streaming Online
- My Dying Bride - Reveal New Album Details
- Dethklok Reveals Details On New Album "Dethalbum III"
- Kiss - Unveil New Album Cover Art And Tracklist
- No Bragging Rights Announces New Album Title As "Cycles"
- Yakuza Reveals Details On New Album "Beyul"
- Machinae Supremacy - New Song Online
- Manowar Pushes Back "The Lord Of Steel" Physical Album Release
- MOB RULES: 'Cannibal Nation' Cover Artwork, Track Listing, Release Date Revealed
- Paragon Reveals New Album "Force Of Destruction" Details
- Subhuman - New Song Online
- Thy Art Is Murder Releases New Music Video For "Reign Of Darkness"
- War From A Harlots Mouth Posts Teaser For New Album "Voyeur"
- Wintersun - 'Time I' Release Date Pushed Back A Week
- Bison B.C. - Reveal New Album Details
- Dark Tranquillity Releasing Digital Edition Of "Zero Distance" EP
- Ill Niño - New Album Cover Art Revealed
- The Sword - New Album Release Date Announced
- A Life Once Lost - Reveal New Album Title And Release Date
- Behold The Arctopus - Reveal New Album Details, Alter Name, Stream New Song
- God Seed - Debut Album Out In October
- Pig Destroyer - New Album Details
- Sister Sin Releases New Lyric Video For "End Of The Line"
- The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza Announces New Album "Danza IIII: The Alpha - The Omega"
- Angra Announces "Best Reached Horizons" Details
- Kamelot - New Album Title Revealed
- Neurosis - New Album Title And Release Date Unveiled
- PARKWAY DRIVE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM “ATLAS”
- Rebellion Reveals New Album "Arminius - Furor Teutonicus" Artwork
- Skálmöld - Börn Loka
- The Sorrow Unveils New Album "Misery Escape" Artwork
- Eyefear - The Inception Of Darkness
- Shining - Redefining Darkness
- Cradle Of Filth Reveals New Album "The Manticore & Other Horrors" Release
- Early Graves Finishes Work On New Album "Red Horse"
- Forgotten Tomb Streaming New Song "Deprived" Off Upcoming Album "And Don't Deliver Us From Evil"
- Nadja - Streaming New Track
- Ragnarok - New Album Details Revealed
- Ultimatum Reveals 20th Anniversary "Heart Of Metal" Album Details
- A Band Of Orcs Invades Earth With New Album "Adding Heads To The Pile"
- Von - New Single Streaming Online
- Arsenite Announces New Album "Ashes Of The Declined," Posts Video Clip
- From My Cold Dead Hands - Nonexist
- Pain - Release Upcoming DVD Details And Trailer
- Tiamat - New Album Cover Art, Tracklist And Release Date Unveiled
- Lucifer's Rising
- All That Remains - Another New Song Streaming Online
- BEHEADED To Release 'Never To Dawn' In November - Aug. 2, 2012
- General Surgery - New Song Streaming Online
- Otep - Releasing Live Album
- Bloodbound - Release New Album Tracklist
- Isis - Release Temporal
- Carcariass - Hell And Torment (Compilation)
- "SOUNDGARDEN: New Album Title Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
- Tank To Release First Ever Live DVD
- Deftones - Reveal New Album Title, Announce US Fall Headline Tour
- Machine Head - Machine Fucking Head Live
- Led Zeppelin - Reunion DVD To Be Released, Trailer Available
- Elysion To Release New EP "Killing My Dreams"
- Kylesa - New Song Streaming Online
- Aeon - New Album Details Revealed, New Song Online
- Cryptopsy - The Best Of Us Bleed (Compilation)
- Devolved - New Album Title And Tracklist Revealed
- Meldrum Releasing New Album "Lifer" Later This Month
- Prototype - Retrospect (Compilation)
- Sacred Reich To Release "Live At Wacken" CD/DVD
- New Album Artwork Unveiled From Flotsam & Jetsam
- Adorned Brood Posts New Album "Kuningaz" Studio Trailer
- Destruction Posts New Album "Spiritual Genocide" Art Trailer
- Royal Hunt - Preparing To Release 20th Anniversary Compilation
- Vicious Rumors Reveals Details On "Live You To Death" Album
- Secret Sphere - Portrait Of A Dying Heart
- Incantation - Vanquish In Vengeance
- FULLFORCE Confirm November 27th North American Release Date for Next Level
- Ashes You Leave - New Album Details Revealed
- Fragments Of Unbecoming Announces Release Date For New Album "The Art Of Coming Apart"
- New DVD Clip Of "Time To Break Free" Posted By Gamma Ray
- HammerFall - Releasing New DVD In November
- Saturnus - New Album Release Date And Tracklist Revealed
- Arsis - New Song Streaming Online
- Yngwie Malmsteen - New Album Tracklist And Cover Art Unveiled
- Metallica - Quebec Magnetic (DVD)
- The Cadaverous Retaliation Agenda - The Project Hate MCMXCIX
- Paradox - Reveal New Album Tracklist And Release Date
- The Unguided - InvaZion (EP)
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