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Last updated on February 24, 2018 at 12:13 PM ET

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70000 Tons Of Metal: Day Four

All good things must come to an end, as they say. After three fantastic days at sea with sixty one metal bands, it almost time to head up. Fret ye not however, as there was still one more day filled with metal for those on board to enjoy.

Up first (at least for me,) was sunshine, fresh air and German thrash metal , as Destruction took to the stage for their second set of the cruise. The setlist wasn't changed enormously from their first, though this time "Nailed To The Cross" went down particularly well as there were two men dressed as Jesus in the mosh pit. Sacrilicious. Fortunately, the teutonic trio faced no visible technical problems this time around and put on a hell of a show, despite playing in the earliest slot of their career. It shouldn't be necessary to say this, but Destruction are one of the top thrash bands in history, still to this day, thanks not only to their suoerb catalogue, but to their toweing stage precence and scorching live performances.

Following some lunch and finally being able to get into the merch room, it was a trip to the Alhambra Theater for something very special; The All Star Jam, hosted by Annihilator founder Jeff Waters. Members from many bands on board joined together to perform metal classics and favourites. Naturally, some groupings and songs wemt down better than others, with highlights including Riot's, "Swords and Tequila" performed by Snake from Voivod, Mike Silfringer of Destruction, Metal Church drummer Stet Howland, Korpiklaani bassist Jesper Anastasiadis and Primal Fear guitairst Tom Naumann, as well as the AC/DC classic, "Hells Bells," sung by Battle Beasts's, Noora Louhimo, with Elias Viljanen if Sonata Arctica and Jeff Waters on guitar duties, Primal Fear's Mat Sinner on bass and Enslaved drummer Cato Bekkevold, all before the final number, which saw the dreams of thrash metal fans come true as Kreator frontman Mille Petrozza joined Destruction's Schmier and Vavver on stage to perform Metallica's, "Whiplash," in a lineup that was rounded up by Andreas Kisser of Sepultura and Matt Harvey of Exhumed performinh guitars. A one of a kind experience which is a real treat for metal fans. More...

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Svartanatt Premiere New Song "Wrong Side Of Town"

Swedish hard rock/traditional metal band Svartanatt stream their new track "Wrong Side Of Town" below. The song is highly recommended for fans of Thin Lizzy and Deep Purple and will be part of their upcoming album Starry Eagle Eye.

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Ancst Debut New Video "Dying Embers"

Only one more week until the new ANCST album “Ghosts Of The Timeless Void” drops. We shorten the wait with their new video for ‘Dying Embers’ streaming below:

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Hell Obelisco Premiere New Video

Italian heavy sludge metallers HELL OBELISCO will release their long awaited debut album “Swamp Wizard Rises” on March 23, 2018 via Argonauta Records. Recorded with Para (Boat Studio) and Paso (Studio 73) “Swamp Wizard Rises” will feature 9 songs. Today the band unleashes the video clip for the first single “Earth Rage Apocalypse” streaming below:


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Necropanther Streams Entire New Full-Length

Eyes Of Blue Light, the smoldering new studio offering from Colorado-based metal legion, NECROPANTHER is out now. Captured at Green Door Recordings in Denver by Felipe Patino (Rise Against, NOFX) and mixed and mastered in Gothenburg, Sweden by melodic death metal mastermind Fredrik Nordström (Dimmu Borgir, At The Gates, Arch Enemy, In Flames etc.), the twelve-track offering chronicles the classic 1965 Frank Herbert sci-fi novel Dune.

In celebration of its release, the band delivers a full stream of the record streaming below:

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Wows Premiere New Video "Chakpori"

Italian doom/post-metal band WOWS have revealed their video for "Chakpori". The song is taken from their album Aion which was released via Argonauta Records.

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Kosm Premiere Video “Ancient Heart”

Vancouver progressive alternative metal KOSM premiere their debut music video for "Ancient Heart" streaming below. The single will appear on the band's planned debut album entitled "Cosmonaut" slated for release later in 2018.

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Purest of Pain Posts Guitar Playthrough

Dutch melodic death metal band PUREST OF PAIN guitarist Merel Bechtold has posted a new guitar playthrough for the band's track "The Solipsist", which appears on their debut album "Solipsis" out on March 1st, 2018 to follow their 2013 single "Momentum" and 2011 EP "Revelations In Obscurity".

Check out the shredding below:

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Strigampire Debut New Song "The Only Hell I Know"

Melodic black metal warriors Strigampire debut a new song entitled "The Only Hell I Know", taken from their upcoming new album, which will be out in stores 2018-03-23 through PRC MUSIC worldwide.

Check out now "The Only Hell I Know" below.

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Angerot Premiere New Song "Eternal Unrest"

Angerot premiere a new song entitled "Eternal Unrest", taken from their upcoming new album "The Splendid Iniquity", which Black Market Metal will release on April 13.

Check out now "Eternal Unrest" below.

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Monotheist Premiere New Song "Scion of Darkness"

Orlando-based progressive death metal band Monotheist premiere a new song entitled "Scion of Darkness", taken from their upcoming new album "Scourge", which will be released by Prosthetic on all digital outlets, on CD, and in a limited vinyl edition (blue with orange and yellow swirls).

Check out now "Scion of Darkness" below.

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Aetranok Debut "Ov Precipice and Bestial Purity"

New Mexico black metal band Aetranok premiere a new song entitled "Ov Precipice and Bestial Purity", taken from their upcoming new album "Signum Eios Barathrum", which is set for release on April 26th by Symbol of Domination (Belarus) and Death Portal Studio (U.S.).

Check out now "Ov Precipice and Bestial Purity" below.

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Slumlord Premiere New Song "Into Bone"

Slumlord from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada premiere a new song titled "Into Bone", taken from their upcoming new album "Preview of Hell", which will be out in stores will be released on March 7th.

Check out now "Into Bone" below.

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Parkway Drive Share More New Material

Parkway Drive share the second of a two part look at the tracking sessions for their upcoming sixth full-length release. This latest clip also features a tease of new music from the effort, which should arrive later this year viaEpitaph.


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Darkness Divided Debut New Song “World You Burn”

Darkness Divided premiere a stream of the track “World You Burn” from their forthcoming farewell EP, “The End Of It All“. That EP will be digitally released on March 09th and due to legal issues (with Darkness Divided’s label Victory Records?) the outfit are offering pre-orders for the outing via this GoFundMe.

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Between The Buried And Me Preview New Track

Another new Between The Buried And Me track is being previewed with the clip of “Gold Distance” streaming below via Twitter. The group’s new effort “Automata I“ -the first of a two-part album - will be out in stores on March 09th.

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Breaking Benjamin Debut New Track “Blood”

Another new track from Breaking Benjamin‘s upcoming album “Ember” has made its way online. Below you can stream “Blood” from it ahead of its April 13th release date via Hollywood Records.

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Slayer Share Episode I Of Retrospective Web Series

With Slayer set to call it quits following one final world tour, the group have begun a series of videos looking back on their 37 year career. The first episode in that series focuses on the Slayer's early days and can be streamed below.

Among their final round of touring is this North American tour with Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and more: More...

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Kataklysm Detail New Full-Length "Meditations"

Kataklysm reveal the details for their thirteenth studio full-length, “Meditations“. The effort was produced by the band’s guitarist J-F Dagenais and drummer Oli Beaudoin and was mixed by Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour). Comments frontman Maurizio Iacono:

“This is a very personal album to me with old wounds being revisited – I felt a big urge to pour my soul into this release. The boys and I were isolated under the same roof during the writing process, just like we did in the early days…with no worries except having fun, being honest and delivering a serious album that represents us today but respects our past. Our new story is coming and we are eager to share it with you.”

Below's the cover art for the effort (created by Ocvlta Designs by Surtsey) and the track listing: More...

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Earthless Premiere “Black Heaven”

The title track to Earthless‘ new album “Black Heaven” is presently streaming below in advance of the effort’s March 16th release via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Wormrot North American Tour Announced

Wormrot will be out touring the U.S. in May and June with the below run of dates booked around their show at the ‘Maryland Deathfest‘.

05/24 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
05/25 Syracuse, NY – Spark
05/26 Providence, RI – AS220
05/27 Baltimore MD – Maryland Deathfest
05/29 Pittsburgh, PA – Black Forge Coffee house
05/30 Chicago, IL – Reggies
05/31 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
06/01 Ithaca, NY – The Haunt
06/02 Montreal, QC – Earslaughter Fest
06/03 Montclair, NJ – Meatlocker

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Light The Torch Premiere “Calm Before The Storm”

Light The Torch (f.k.a. Devil You Know) debut another new track from theirupcoming album, “Revival“. This latest song is entitled “Calm Before The Storm” and can be heard below. “Revival” is set for a March 30th release via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

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Monster Magnet Debut New Trak “Ejection”

Monster Magnet debut their new track “Ejection” off their upcoming new album, “Mindfucker“. A March 28th release date has been scheduled for the effort through Napalm Records.

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