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Last updated on November 14, 2019 at 8:08 PM ET

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Meshiaak Posts New Album Trailer Online

Meshiaak will release their new studio album, Mask Of All Misery, tomorrow, Friday, November 15, via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group. Singer Danny Camilleri talks about the album in this new trailer, which can be viewed below.

It has been three years since the Australian quartet’s debut album Alliance Of Thieves dropped, which married dark undertones, heavy grooves and sophistication whilst retaining old-school metal values. Now, the band are back to continue the story and have a new member and renewed energy.

Formed in Melbourne, by 4ARM’s Danny Camilleri and Teramaze’s Dean Wells with bassist Andrew Cameron, they have recruited drummer David Godfrey who replaces Jon Dette, following his departure due to logistical reasons with him being based in the US and the rest of the band in Australia.

Mask Of All Misery is an album that journey’s through a maze of toxic influences and the masks the exponents wear. “The album deals with a lot of personal reflection and issues as well as attacking or addressing much broader issues concerning perhaps the ignorance of society in regards to what's going on around us all,” explains Camilleri. More...

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Power Theory Posts New Music Video Online

American power metal outfit Power Theory has posted a new music video online for the song, "Draugr." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's forthcoming new album, "Force Of Will," which is set to hit the shelves via Pure Steel Records on December 6th.

Force Of Will tracklisting:

1. Morior Invictus (Intro)
2. Force Of Will
3. Draugr
4. If Forever Ends Today
5. Mountain Of Death
6. Albion
7. Th13teen
8. Spitting Fire (feat Piet Sielck of Iron Savior)
9. Bringer Of Rain
10. Path Of Glory
11. Shadow Of Man
12. The Hill I Die On More...

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Suffocation Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal

New York death metal titans Suffocation are the latest band to be confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise in January. This brings the number of bands up to thirty one, with sixty in total to perform. The ship will set sail to Cozumel, Mexico on January 7th and return to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on January 11th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Aborted
Aether Realm
Archon Angel
At The Gates
Axxis
Bloodbound
Candlemass
Cruachan
Devin Townsend
Einherjer
Emperor
Epica
Finntroll
Flotsam And Jetsam
Grave Digger
Haggard
Ihsahn
Kampfar
Kissin' Dynamite
Leaves Eyes
Michael Schenker Fest
Moonsorrow
Omnium Gatherum
Origin
Soen
Sortilège
Stam1na
Suffocation
The Agonist
Trollfest
Venom
Wintersun

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Fecality Premieres New Album "It's Only Smellz..."

A long time ago far beyond the galaxy, The Great Farts were blown. In January 2010 they reached the Earth and in 2011 the band named Fecality was born in Chernihiv, the north of Ukraine. The band formed of hardcore and death metal scene veterans of Chernihiv.

The first EP was released in 2011 and Fecality quickly became known in the metal community of their town followed by a series of concerts.

The first full-time studio record "Ganzolder On A Moustache" was released in December 2012 supported with Home Video film which was not released on DVD in 50 countries.

Fecality starts to enslave the country and rule the Galaxy. Unprecedented success fell down like an avalanche. Live concerts always took place before huge crowds of 20-40 people. Fecality played their shows at best venues and best festivals of the country. Every show is an unforgettable event accompanied by huge sound punching your balls. It would beat the shit out of you. And one time even titties were shown!

In 2013 new bassist Dmitry joined the band. Big tours, girls, drugs and tons of alcohol have not become an inalienable part of Fecality's life, so there was no need of drugs rehabilitation and other crap. A few bottles of whiskey is not a big deal, right? Then some stuff took place which is not your goddam business!

In 2019 Fecality release their long-awaited album "It's Only Smellz…". Yeah, sure... awaited... by whom... 2 or 3 people? Members of Fecality? Anyway, it was done. So enjoy!

1. Keep Calm! It's Only Smells
2. Wrong Hole Accident
3. Scars On Cunt
4. Don't Touch My Guitar With Your Fatty Fingers
5. To Be A Piece Dove
6. Tea Bag
7. Peniscope
8. When The Nipples Bigger Than Tits
9. Anal Carnaval
10. Pray For Defecation
11. Clitcommander
12. Go Fuck Youself

Fecality are:
Slava – Guttural Noise
Yurii – Roaring Guitar
Alex – Braincrushing Beats
Dmitry – Earthshaking Bass More...

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Strigoi Posts Final "Lyrical Themes" Trailer

Next week, Strigoi will finally unleash their debut album Abandon All Faith via Nuclear Blast. Teasing fans with snippets of tracks, the band has unveiled the final part of their lyrical themes series, in which Chris details the inspirations for the second half of the group's foreboding record. The 12-song-debut was recorded and mixed at Greg's Black Planet Studio between January and March 2019. Watch the trailer below.

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Bloodbound Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal

Swedish power metal outfit Bloodbound are the latest band to be confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. This brings the number of bands up to thirty one, with sixty in total to perform. The ship will set sail to Cozumel, Mexico on January 7th and return to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on January 11th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Aborted
Aether Realm
Archon Angel
At The Gates
Axxis
Bloodbound
Candlemass
Cruachan
Devin Townsend
Einherjer
Emperor
Epica
Finntroll
Flotsam And Jetsam
Grave Digger
Haggard
Ihsahn
Kampfar
Kissin' Dynamite
Leaves Eyes
Michael Schenker Fest
Moonsorrow
Omnium Gatherum
Origin
Soen
Sortilège
Stam1na
The Agonist
Trollfest
Venom
Wintersun

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Abbath Cancels South American Tour Dates

Former Immortal frontman Abbath and his eponymous band has announced that a decision has been made to cancel the remaining shows of their South American tour. A statement from the group reads as follows:

"It is with heavy heart that we have to announce the cancellation of the remainder of the Abbath South American Outstrider tour. Due to health issues that need to be treated, we are unable to complete the last shows in Argentina and Brazil. We deeply apologize to all of our fans that wanted to come and see us, to the local promoters, and to Matrix Entertainment who has worked tirelessly in order to make this tour happen. We hope we can make it up to all you some day. We are very sorry."

The decision has been made following last night's concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where fans demanded a refund after Abbath was unable to complete two songs.

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Almanac Reveals New Album Details

Victor Smolski's Almanac are pleased to announce the next piece of big news for the band – that their third studio album "Rush Of Death" will be released on 6th March 2020 via Nuclear Blast. The epic cover artwork has also been revealed today, which you can view below.

Victor Smolski has made a statement regarding the news:

"The new Almanac line-up has been working out very well indeed, and following on from our latest headline tour and festival run in Germany, the Czech Republic, Russia and Korea, it seemed the perfect time to enter the studio. I spent a lot of time on the song writing and I contemplated a lot on what has influenced my style throughout my thirty plus year career. There’s the hard riffing in tracks like "Unity" and "Soundchaser" of Rage, bombastic orchestration in "Suite Lingua Mortis", plus the versatile vocal parts and crazy solos in Lingua Mortis Orchestra. You can find all these influences on the new Almanac album 'Rush Of Death,' which some people might find surprisingly heavy. It is a very guitar-intensive record which consists of two parts: one half with energetic metal songs without orchestration, and the other half (no less harder!) contains an epic "Suite Lingua Mortis Part 2" recorded with the same symphony orchestra as the original Part 1 from "Speak Of The Dead" by Rage.

"Album guests Frank Beck of Gamma Ray and Marcel Junker have enriched the vocals with their versatile range of singing. Lyrically, we’ve remained true to ourselves and have researched the history thoroughly. As an adrenaline junkie, I found that the theme of “gladiators” has tied in very well with the songs, but this time, we transferred the issue to the present - portraying racing drivers as modern gladiators. I’m very familiar with the dangers of being behind the steering wheel: with eleven 24 hour Nürburgring races under my belt, including various victories, but also fails, I have already fought many hard fights. We as a band also took ourselves to the limit in the studio, staying true to the motto: "pedal to the medal!" More...

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Kiss Announces Last Leg Of Farewell Shows

Hard rock icons Kiss has announced that their upcoming shows in Australia have had to be cancelled due to an illness in the band. A statement on their official website reads as follows:

Promoters One World Entertainment and TEG Live today announced that the KISS Australian tour, due to commence next Tuesday, has been cancelled due to illness. KISS and both promoters are absolutely gutted by the news and sincerely apologize to fans.

Earlier this week it was announced that U.S doctors had advised Paul Stanley to rest due to a bad case of influenza, prompting the rescheduling of the tour’s first show in Perth to the end of the run and the cancellation of New Zealand. It was hoped the extra few days rest would allow Stanley the chance for a complete recovery so the tour could proceed as planned. Unfortunately, this has not occurred. Stanley has an additional infection in his throat requiring complete vocal rest and medication for at least two weeks and possibly longer.

Paul Stanley said: "Words cannot begin to convey our massive disappointment in having to cancel our End Of The Road tour of your incredible country. Our connection to you is unparalleled and decades deep. We waited as long as we could and held out hope to the last minute that my situation would clear up and we would be able to march forward. Doctor’s orders ultimately have taken precedence and finally we now find ourselves with no choice but to surrender. With heavy hearts, KISS."

With all concerts heavily sold and side view tickets released to cater for demand, to say the End Of The Road shows were eagerly-awaited is a massive understatement. KISS was also scheduled to perform at the after-race concert at the Supercars Newcastle event on November 23.

Promoters One World Entertainment and TEG Live said: “We are devastated with the cancellation of the Australian tour. We’ve been in constant contact with the band in the past few days hoping for a positive outcome. We know how much fans were looking forward to the tour. We send our best wishes to Paul for a speedy recovery.”

Tickets purchased by credit or debit card will be refunded in full (including ticket insurance premium, if relevant) and patrons do not need to take any action. Patrons should allow up to 10 working days for the refund to appear in their account.

Patrons who purchased tickets in an Agency using cash or EFTPOS will be contacted via phone in the next 15 days to arrange for a full refund. Alternatively, you can contact Ticketek here.

For Supercars Newcastle 500 tickets the concert portion will be refunded, being $65 for Gold tickets and $115 for One Last KISS tickets. All refunds will go back to the credit card it was purchased on by the 6 December. More...

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Armored Saint To Record New Album

In a recent post on Facebook, Armored Saint drummer Phil Sandoval revealed that the band will be entering the studio next month to record new material. His statement reads as follows:

"Hello, Gonzo here ... coming up for air from the drumming onslaught presently on my daily schedule and loving it!

"It's rare that I get a chance to photography, my own band... however on my birthday this year (10-12-19), @ soundcheck at the #MegaCruise Preparty was a unique opportunity so I took my #Nikon D750 and captured these moments. Enjoy!

"Armored Saint the Calm before the Live, Rock!

"Thank you to my girl Dolores for taking the camera and snapping the ones I'm in, for me., Gracias, much appreciated!!!!

"All images (c) 2019 gonzosandoval.com / GSP Photography worldwide & beyond.

"...Now back to drumming ... New recording begins next month"

Armored Saint's last album, "Wind Hands Down" was released in 2015.

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