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CHRISTOPHER AMOTT: 'I Have Left ARCH ENEMY To Pursue My Solo Career'

Posted by The Metal Lab on March 5, 2012 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Guitarist Christopher Amott has released the following statement regarding his departure from Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY:


"I have left ARCH ENEMY to pursue my solo career. I'm gonna continue to be very active in music, working with all kinds of styles — this does not rule out metal. I have just recorded a new solo album, set to be released in April."


ARCH ENEMY has recrui...

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BloodStock Open Air Fest Announces Lineup

Posted by The Metal Lab on February 26, 2012 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Bloodstock Open Air (B-O-A) is the UK’s biggest independent METAL festival. Held at the picturesque location of Walton on Trent in Derbyshire, B-O-A has won the hearts and minds of fans of heavy ROCK AND METAL by consistently showcasing the strongest metal line up on UK soil.

 You can expect some 12,000 metal heads descending on Derbyshire in August 2012 for 4 days of unadul...

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Posted by The Metal Lab on February 21, 2012 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Norwegian metallers OVERTHROW have inked a deal with Indie Recordings

. The band is currently wrapping up the songwriting for its debut album, which is scheduled for a fall release.

Formed in 2008, OVERTHROW is a hard-hitting metal band from Stavanger, Norway, drawing inspiration from every corner of heavy music. The gr...

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Posted by The Metal Lab on February 18, 2012 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

  UAE-based extreme metal band BENEVOLENT to feature ANDOLS HERRICK on upcoming debut Full Length Album

UAE-based metallers Benevolent are in the recording process for their upcoming debut full length album, the band is adding drum-icon Andols Herrick (ex-Chimaira) as a featured musician on the album to record one track on the record. Hadi Sarieddine, the band co-founder and lead guitarist states "It is pretty crazy thinking that Ando...

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METALLICA, MEGADETH, QUEENSR?CHE Classics Covered On 'Tribunal Records 100

Posted by The Metal Lab on February 16, 2012 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)




The long-awaited Tribunal Records 100th release has finally arrived! Due on March 6, the digital-only release "Tribunal Records 100: Cover To Cover" was begun as a celebration of Tribunal Records artists covering some of their favorite songs and it wound up being quite a diverse bunch of tracks from artists like METALLICA,...

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IRON MAIDEN Announces 'Maiden England' North American Tour

Posted by The Metal Lab on February 15, 2012 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Following the massively successful "Final Frontier World Tour 2010-11", IRON MAIDEN are back on the road this summer with a series of arena, amphitheatre and festival shows in the USA and Canada, opening in Charlotte, North Carolina on June 21 and finishing in Houston, Texas on Aug 18 (dates listed below), to be followed by further dates around the world in 2013. The "Maiden England World Tour" will closely mirror, in terms of production and content, the original 1988 concert video of the sam...

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AUTOPSY Reveals Cover Art

Posted by The Metal Lab on January 29, 2012 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Death metal founding father, Autopsy, has revealed the cover art and track list for the band's upcoming 22-track collection, All Tomorrow’s Funerals.


This historical album is set for a February 28th release on Peaceville Records, and will contain re-mastered versions of all of Autopsy’s past EP’s - everything from ‘Retribution For The Dead’ to the now sold-out ‘The Tomb Within’ - plus four brand new tracks.



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Founding RIOT Guitarist Mark Reale Has Died

Posted by The Metal Lab on January 27, 2012 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (1)


Mark Reale, the founding guitarist of the legendary metal band RIOT has died. He was admitted to San Antonio hospital last week in critical condition due to complications of Crohn's disease — an ailment he has battled for most of his life. Mark was 57.