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Last updated on February 21, 2020 at 8:49 PM ET

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Allegaeon Announces North American Tour

This April, Allegaeon will hit the road for a massive stateside headliner, featuring Fallujah, Entheos, and Etherius as direct support. The band comments: "We are very happy to announce 'The Terrestrial Takeover Tour 2020' - a U.S. headliner with support from our amazing friends in Fallujah, Entheos, and Etherius. This lineup is such a total powerhouse of melodic and progressive death metal - we could not possibly be more excited to be taking this beast on the road. Having toured with both Fallujah and Entheos in the past, we know first-hand how fantastic these bands are in a live setting and cannot wait to see them bring it every night as they always do. Intimate shows, top-tier production, and an absolutely stacked line up...Tickets for this are going to go fast, so make sure to grab yours while they're still available. We look so forward to seeing all of our incredible fans back out on the road for the first time since last Autumn - see you there."

Allegaeon will be touring in support of their new album, Apoptosis, which was released last year to critical acclaim. Tracked at Flatline Audio in Denver with long-serving producer Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Cephalic Carnage), Apoptosis is Allegaeon's fifth full-length, and the first to feature bassist Brandon Michael. "Musically, Brandon brings a huge new dimension," vocalist Riley McShane enthuses. "He has this wide breadth of music knowledge and stylistic proficiency that he draws from with excellent taste, and this makes a lot of the songs on 'Apoptosis' come to life."

The record also features a guest appearance by classical guitarist Christina Sandsengen, who duets with guitarist Greg Burgess on "Colors of the Currents". "On this record, I was more open to new ideas that we might not have used in past," states guitarist Michael Stancel. "Rather than deleting something because 'it's not Allegaeon-y enough', I would take a step back and see if that idea fit the song and decide if it was worth keeping. With that mentality came some of my favorite songs, because I was less worried about if it fit into our old sound." This statement is borne out across the whole album, which while very much embodying the core Allegaeon sound that has drawn fans in over the course of their impressive career, it pushes into new territory, and does so with unerring confidence. "Thematically, this record is all about contrast, and the music reflects that perfectly," says McShane. "The vocals are heavier than ever, but there are also more clean sections. The drums are faster than ever but also more dynamic, and the guitar playing is lower and slower than on most previous albums, but also provides long, melodic and beautiful sections throughout."

Metal Underground recently caught up with Fallujah guitarist Scott Carstairs, which can also be seen below.

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Exhorder Releases New Single

Just days away from kicking off their US tour with Overkill, thrash metal legends Exhorder have debuted a brand new single, "The Man That Never Was." The groove-laden, face-melter was recorded during the sessions for their recently released record, "Mourn The Southern Skies," their first in nearly 3 decades. Fans can stream the track now! Folk catching them live in the US can also pick-up a limited edition 7” vinyl at the shows, featuring a b-side, live version of "Legions of Death" recorded live from Saint Vitus in New York.

Stream "The Man That Never Was" here

With a crushing, mid-tempo attack and a spitting vocal assault, "The Man That Never Was" gives a nod to Exhorder’s punk and hardcore roots. Once again, the band carries forth their mission as more of an experience than just another metal band. Hoax, conspiracy, hypocrisy, and treason fuel the lyrics into the classic rage that Exhorder set out with in the mid eighties. Even kings and queens have to live in fear…

Exhorder’s new single follows the band’s long-awaited comeback and critically acclaimed 2019 album, "Mourn The Southern Skies," which features standout tracks like 'Hallowed Sound' and 'My Time' and landed the band on the Top 100 in the USA., UK, Germany and Switzerland.

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Body Count Posts "Bum Rush" Video Online

Body Count, the crossover thrash veterans featuring legendary rapper Ice-T, has posted a new music video online for the song, "Bum Rush." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's forthcoming seventh album, "Carnivore," which is scheduled to be released through Century Media Records on March 6th.

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Cradle of Filth added to 2020 MetalDays

The annual MetalDays Festival, in Tolmin, Slovenia, has just added Cradle of Filth, Endezzma, Evoken, Fleshcrawl, and Shores Of Null to an already amazing list of bands that includes Amon Amarth, Anthrax, At The Gates, Dark Fortress, Devin Townsend, Rotting Christ, Testament, and Toxic Holocaust. Many more band announcements are still to come.

Less than 2,000 tickets remain. More information here.

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Iron Lamb Posts New Music Video Online

Iron Lamb releases a new Music Video for the song "Erase/Rewind", taken from the band's third full-length album "Blue Haze" released by The Sign Records in 2018. This is the third and last video from this album. The video is done by Jimmy Johansson of Super Lino Puro, and is premiered on Deaf Forever today. The band states that they are currently working on songs for the next album. You can check it out below.

"Blue Haze" is the third album from Iron Lamb, released in 2018 on The Sign Records. With the release, the band turned the fusion of metal and punk into their own style of Rock and/or Roll. The album is packed with catchy riffs and grooves that are completely their own. Raw, heavy, catchy and intense as hell without any of the stereotype patterns or uniforms normally associated with punk and metal genres. More...

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Nile Added To Mexico Metal Fest V Line-up

As Mexico Metal Fest continues to add to their already impressive line-up, death metal masters, Nile, become the latest addition. Nile in turn announced that they will be embarking on a 42 date tour to include the United States, Canada and of course, Mexico! More...

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Icon of Phobos & Katheksis: New Full-Album Stream

California based black metal outfits Icon of Phobos and Katheksis premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new split release "Primal Death Rites", which will be out in stores on vinyl via Elegy Ensemble.

Check out now "Primal Death Rites" in its entirety below.

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TEETH Premiere New Song “Smother”

TEETH - featuring Hundred Suns bandmates Chris LeMasters (ex-Dead And Divine) and Ryan Leger (ex-Every Time I Die) along with vocalist Blake Prince (Anniversary, Straight Reads The Line) - premiere a new track called “Smother“. You can stream it via youTube below:

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Reflections Premiere New Song & Music Video

Reflections‘ new outing “Willow” has seen its official release and is streaming for you in full via YouTube below. It's the band's first full-length since 2015’s “The Color Clear“.

In addition to the below full album stream, Reflections also premiere a new music video for their new song “Ghost” from it:

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Born Of Osiris’ Lee McKinney Premieres New Video

Born Of Osiris guitarist Lee McKinney premieres the below music video for his song “Astrolabe“. That track is one of eight from his 2019 solo album “Infinite Mind“.

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