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Listenable Records has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with The Charm The Fury: “Holland’s best kept secret is revealing exciting news as The Charm The Fury set to announce joining forces with Listenable Records that will see their next album released in Europe to highly anticipated fans. “The female fronted quintet not only offer something creatively different with their female screamer but a collection of high energy monstrous anthems that have hooked the industry with full effect, the debut release ‘The Social Meltdown’ saw a frenzy of hype surround the band with extensive coverage across National Radio including BBC Radio One and in Europe’s acclaimed Music Magazines including Metal Hammer and Kerrang.

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Grayceon has released a new track online titled “Pearl,” which can be heard through Alarm Magazine here. The band also comments:

“Grayceon is pleased to announce that ‘Pearl,’ one of the two tracks off our upcoming release ‘Pearl and the End of Days,’ is being premiered today on Alarm Magazine! Our 30 minute, vinyl-only EP will be available on February 10th and comes with a digital download card.

“To read more about it please visit Flenser Records web site. You can also pre-order the album here! More exciting news will be forthcoming as the release date nears. In other news, HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013! Grayceon wishes you a year filled with love, laughter, and heavy riffs.”

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Chicago death metallers Broken Hope reformed earlier this year to embark on a tour with Obituary and subsequently signed a new record deal with Century Media. The band has now issued the following update about an upcoming album:

“We want to give you all a quick Broken Hope update before the New Year, and we have some exciting news! First, congratulations to Broken Hope’s own Shaun Glass on the birth of his first child: Maddux Burton Glass, born Dec 17, 2012. Maddux enters the world just before Christmas and just as Broken Hope is writing the new album!

“Speaking of the new album, we can officially say that we’ve written 11 songs so far– and are still trucking along with more material. The new material is so ferocious, we jokingly sum up the vibe of the new music as ‘Reign In Bowels’ because it’s like someone took Slayer’s ‘Reign In Blood’ and mated that intensity and horror with the extremity and sickness of Broken Hope’s ‘Bowels of Repugnance’ album… It’s insanely heavy and unrelenting! That said, here’s a couple song titles we can release to you all– chew on these: ‘The Flesh Mechanic’ and ‘Give Me the Bottom Half.’ We can’t wait for you to hear ‘em all! Happy Holidays everyone!”

Broken Hope 2012 is:

Damian Leski – Vocals
Jeremy Wagner – Guitars
Shaun Glass – Bass
Chuck Wepfer – Lead Guitars
Mike Miczek – Drums

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The Italian folk metal band Krampus has parted ways with drummer Carlo Andrian has left the band. According to the band, Carlo was struck by lightning and will not be able to play the drums anytime soon. Krampus comments:

“With one laughing and one crying eye we have to announce that our drummer Carlo has left Krampus effective immediately. He has, in fact, been struck by lightning and considers himself lucky to not have gotten hurt worse.

“He is OK, but will not be able to play the drums for some time to come. Carlo is a great friend of us and we would like to thank him for the great effort and dedication he has had for the band. We wish him good and full recovery and all the best for his future endeavours.

“The good news is that we are already working on a replacement, and will have exciting news to announce sooner rather than later. One hint for now: He’s a very talented musician, and you have most likely already heard of him with his current band!”

Krampus released the album “Survival Of The Fittest” in August and on October 19th the band will be on the Heidenfest tour with Wintersun, Korpiklaani, Varg, and others.

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Italian death metal horde Hour of Penance has announced the addition of drummer James Payne (Hiss From The Moat, Broken Heart Collage) to the band’s lineup. Guitarist Giulio Moschini had the following to say:

“Please welcome our new drummer James Payne. I’ve known him for quite a long time and he’s a very talented drummer. We’re proud to have him on board! James will be playing with us starting at Hellfest this weekend, and all of our dates on the Extreme fests here in Europe.“

Payne is currently endorsed By Tama, Vic Firth, and Zildijan and hosts his own YouTube show in which he has interviewed several drummers including Derek Roddy (Hate Eternal, Nile), Inferno (Behemoth), Paul Mazurkiewicz (Cannibal Corpse) and more. Payne commented, “I started my drumming career as a death metal drummer, but over the years I ended up playing several different styles. While I still enjoy playing those styles, death metal has always remained in my heart and now it’s time to bring it back! I am honored to be playing with a great band such as Hour of Penance!”

To check out a preview of Payne’s intense blasting, you can head over to Sickdrummer.Com to watch an exclusive video of him playing the track “Enlightened Submission” off of the band’s latest album “Sedition” here.

Hour of Penance also has some exciting news to share: “We’re proud to announce that we’ve recently signed a endorsement deal with the mighty Seymour Duncan pickups! All the guitars and basses we abuse will be equipped with the newest Seymour Duncan Blackouts active pickups for a more intense sonic attack.” In addition, guitarist Paolo Pieri also announced his newest endorsement with Strictly 7 Guitars. “It’s an honor to be part of the Strictly 7 Guitars artist team,” he says. “The gear they deliver is absolutely awesome! We’re working together on a customized 7-string beast; stay tuned.”

Upcoming tour dates are as follows:

6/17/2012 Hellfest Open Air – Clisson, France
7/05/2012 Extremefest – Henndorf Bei Salzburg, Austria
7/06/2012 Extremefest – Hunxe, Germany
7/07/2012 Z7 @ Extremefest – Pratteln, Switzerland
9/15/2012 Lyss, Switzerland – Carnage Feast 2012

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Road’s End has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting a new guitar player:

“After long silence, we are proud to announce great news from Road’s End band (Marcin ‘Novy’ Nowak – ex Behemoth &Vader) project. Guitarist, Mattia Mariotti, joined the band and is an amazing and talented musician from Italy. He contributed to Road’s End recordings a few weeks ago – more details to follow.”

“Mattia Mariotti: guitarist, composer, arranger and teacher. Mattia started to play classic guitar at the age 14 and electric guitar when he was 16 years old. He played and recorded as band member, solo artist, and session player in various situations from progressive to metal, metal to folk and from rock to pop music.

“Also we have more exciting news which we will announce next week. You can expect more to come from the band Road’s End!”

You can also check out the band’s previously posted song “Fallen” at this location.

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New York death/thrash act Hexe Krieg has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting former Vital Remains/Godless Rising vocalist Jeff Gruslin:

“After struggling with the line up and the arrest of our vocalist we have some exciting news. We are now HeXe Krieg and would like to thank the addition of Ex Vital Remains and Godless Rising Vocalist Jeff Gruslin for the name change.

“We are also planning a visit to Dothan Alabama this June for the Brutiful Metal Fest along with other great NY acts such as In The Casket, Eyes Like Cyanide, Kill On Sight 518 and more to be announced.

“We have also added long time bassist Ed Fitzgerald to our line up and are now heading in a direction we like. We want to thank our managers at Brutiful Management and Promotions for dealing with such an unmanageable Band… Thanks Buffy and DeAnna.

“We are excited to finally be in a better place artistically. Check out the Brutiful Metal Fest Dates at this location and visit our new Facebook page here.”

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Eastern Front has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming festival appearances and working on new material:

“We are very pleased to announce, we shall be taking the band into Europe this year. We have been confirmed to play the all day black metal Festival in the North of France called Rising of the Damned. we will be playing alongside: Seth, Glorior Belli, Belenos, Handful of Hate, Moonreich and many others. The festival is on Saturday 19th May and as soon as we get more info we will keep you all updated.

“Some more exciting news to announce, we have also just been confirmed to play the German festival Dong Open Air 2012 on Friday 13th July. The festival runs from 12th to the 14th July and we will be playing alongside some amazing bands. Bands announced so far are Sepultura, Napalm Death, Rage and many more. For more information go to the official website here.

“We are also currently writing new material for the second album, some of the tracks we have played live to you and others may be aired at these summer festivals. More news to announce soon. You can find us on Twitter and Facebook to interact with us and keep up with all the latest news.”

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Dutch rockers THE GATHERING have issued the following update:

“Some exciting news! After years we (THE GATHERING) came in contact again, thanks to Facebook, with the nice people from ACROSTICHON (Corinne and Richard).

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Xandria has checked in with the following update about the band’s upcoming album:

“Hey everyone, exciting news! We are happy to announce the release date of the new, yet to be titled Xandria studio album! Please see below:

Germany, Austria, Switzerland, BeNeLux and Italy: Feb 24th 2012
Spain, Finland, Sweden: Feb 22nd 2012
Rest of Europe: Feb 27th 2012
USA / Canada: Mar 6th 2012

“More release dates for other countries to be announced as soon as possible! But don’t think we have been lazy. We have been recording and finalizing the album until last week. Check below to get a little insight on our recording sessions for the album. This very first part is documenting the recording of the drums, more parts will follow soon! Enjoy!

“PS: by December you should already be able to pre-order the album via Amazon and other outlets. We will keep you posted!”

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