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Trauma announces new guitarist & songwriter Joe Fraulob

US Thrash Heavy Metal Legends Trauma have announced Joe Fraulob, as their new guitarist and songwriter!

Trauma stated:
“Joe has been in many bands over the years and has toured the globe. He was in Danzing and Deconstruct. Trauma is very pleased to have Joe on board touring and writing new material!”...

Just recently Trauma were confirmed for 70000 Tons of Metal, taking place on February 2nd - 6th, 2017.

Pain Of Salvation releases new video for “Reasons” & announces February 2017 North American Tour

Swedish progressive rock/metal innovators Pain Of Salvation are soon to release their upcoming studio album “In the Passing Light of Day” on Friday the 13th of January, 2017 via their longtime label partners InsideOut Music.

Therefore, the album's second single, “Reasons”, as well as a dynamic video for it are being debuted today. Check the clip produced by Joakim S. Hammond and Love Fagerstedt for Lynx Pictures, below.

Pain of Salvation's Daniel Gildenlöw checked in to comment about the song/video as follows:

Pain Of Salvation announces Spring 2017 European Tour

Swedish progressive rock/metal innovators Pain Of Salvation are pleased to announce their first European tour in support of their upcoming studio album “In the Passing Light of Day”, which will be released on Friday the 13th of January, 2017 via their longtime label partners InsideOut Music.

Below is a list of the band's live-shows announced so far...

European Tour Dates 2017:
29.03. Copenhagen (Denmark) - Amager Bio
30.03. Hamburg (Germany) - Markthalle
31.03. Berlin (Germany) - Columbia-Theater
01.04. Prague (Czech Republic) - Rock Cafe
02.04. Reichenbach (Germany) - Art Rock festival V

Pain Of Salvation to release new studio album “In the Passing Light of Day” on January 13th 2017

Swedish progressive rock/metal innovators Pain Of Salvation have announced the worldwide release of their long-awaited new studio album “In the Passing Light of Day” for Friday the 13th of January, 2017 via their longtime label partners InsideOut Music.

Working together with acclaimed producer Daniel Bergstrand (In Flames, Meshuggah, Strapping Young Lad, etc.) at Dugout Studio in Sweden, the band have crafted an album that sees them returning to their much praised heavier sound, featuring the syncopated rhythms, glorious melodies, and intensely personal themes that Pain Of Salvation fans have long loved about the band.

Inglorious announce new studio album for 2017 & UK Tour 2016

Inglorious announce new studio album for 2017, produced by Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi). UK Dates Scheduled For Nov & Dec 2016.

“This band are actually glorious! Amazing singer, amazing band. The best British band I’ve seen since… I could say The Darkness, but I really mean Led Zeppelin” – Legendary producer Kevin “Caveman” Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Rush)

Avatar working on new album & taps Sylvia Massy as producer

Sweden's own Avatar have entered the studio to begin work on a new album this week, the follow-up to highly successful “Hail the Apocalypse” released in 2014, cracking the Billboard Top 200 Chart and debuting at #97.

“Every band makes a point out of saying they're pushing boundaries, but I see few who keep on challenging themselves the way we do”, says frontman Johannes Eckerström. “There is no formula, no cheapness, no shortcuts. We are once again embarking on a journey completely new to us”.

Doll Skin to support Metal Allegiance on West Coast shows in January 2016

Arizona-based all-female rock quartet Doll Skin to support Metal Allegiance, the all-star metal band consisting of a rotating cast of musicians, including members of Megadeth, Testament on Four intimate West Coast shows w/ Cage, to start off 2016. The West Coast run starts in San Diego on January 7, hits Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and wraps up in San Francisco on January 10.