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Last updated on November 15, 2018 at 12:12 PM ET

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19 news articles posted today (and counting...)

Spirits Of Fire To Release Debut In February

Frontiers Music Srl is known for building new bands/projects featuring musicians of outstanding quality and who come from unique backgrounds. After an intense brainstorming session, a dream team of renowned metal musicians including Tim "Ripper" Owens (ex-Judas Priest, Iced Earth), Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Steve DiGiorgio (Testament, Death, etc.) and Mark Zonder (ex-Fates Warning, Warlord) was born and put together under the direction of renowned LA-based producer Roy Z. (Bruce Dickinson, Halford, Tribe Of Gypsies).

Called Spirits Of Fire (after the title of one of their songs), the band has completed work on their debut album which is set for release on February 22nd via Frontiers Music Srl. The music can best be described as "classic Priest meets Savatage". Today, Spirits Of Fire release their first video and single, "Light Speed Marching". Find the video below. More...

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Accept Posts Live Album Trailer

German heavy metal legends Accept are set to release their new live album Symphonic Terror - Live at Wacken 2017 on November 23rd via Nuclear Blast. Today the band has unleashed a trailer giving fans a taster of what to expect on the stunning live release, which can be seen below.

"Symphonic Terror – Live at Wacken 2017" will be available in the following formats:
BluRay+2CD Digibook
DVD+2CD Digibook
2CD Digipak
3LP Box (black) incl. booklet, poster
Limited Edition 3LP Box Set (gold) incl. booklet, poster
BluRay+DVD+2CD Earbook
Limited Edition Earbook inc. BluRay+DVD+2CD + signed photo card More...

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Mantar Denied Entry Into Norway

German duo Mantar has posted a statement online stating that their show in Oslo tonight has been cancelled, after they were turned away the Norwegian border. The statement reads as follows:

"KEEP NORWAY GREAT,
"KEEP MANTAR OUT! Oslo show cancelled!

"Bad news: we got denied at the border due to some weird tax shit we were supposed to pay for all the equipment. We didn't have the papers they wanted and getting them would have resulted in not making it in time to oslo anyway. We never ever had that problem before when playing Norway. We are beyond bummed and seriously pissed but will make it up to you asap. Tomorrow: GOTHENBURG!"

Mantar released their third album, "The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze" earlier this year through Nuclear Blast Entertainment and are currently on tour in Europe with Skeletonwitch and Deathrite.

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Abbath To Begin Recording Second Album

In a short statement on Facebook, former Immortal frontman Abbath revealed that he will begin work on a new album next month. The post read simply:

"Recordings for second full length album will start on December 3rd with ENDRE KIRKESOLA at "DUB STUDIOS" in Kristiansand (N).

"Cheers and stay tuned!
-Abbath-"

Abbath's self titled debut album was released on January 22, 2016 through Season of Mist, where he was joined by former Gorgoroth bassist King Ov Hell and Benighted drummer Creature, though the former has since left the project.

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Epica Announces "Design Your Universe" Shows

Dutch symphonic heavyweights Epica announce a select number of exclusive shows in support of the 10th anniversary of their album Design Your Universe. The album until today holds a special place in the hearts of their fans and includes fan-favorites as "Kingdom Of Heaven" and "Design Your Universe".

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Design Your Universe the band will return to a number of venues they played while touring on the album back in 2009/2010 which most likely will sell out far in advance. More...

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Jinjer Reveals New EP Details

Following the release of 2016’s "King of Everything," and the reissue of their groundbreaking second album Cloud Factory on Napalm Records, fans have chomping at the bit for new music from Jinjer. Now it is finally time for some heavy new tunes!

Jinjer will release a brand new 5 track EP entitled "Micro" – out on January 11th 2019!

Eugene states:
“Nearly two and a half years since releasing and touring for our "King of Everything" album, we all got the urge to start writing new music again. The passion to create new songs had grown bigger than you could imagine and we converted all that energy into something special and brand new ... And it seems like we’ve created a monster and I can't wait for all of you to give it a listen!”

Through their unique and heavy sound and over the top live performances, the Ukraine-based band Jinjer have quickly become one the most talked-about names in the heavy metal landscape today. Hailed by Loudwire as “Technical, Groovy and Anthemic,” Jinjer have cemented this status even more with the release of their new single entitled “Ape.,” which has been garnering significant airplay on SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal. More...

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Soilwork Share Video Trailer For Upcoming Album

Swedish metal outfit SOILWORK have released a brand new video trailer in which singer Björn "Speed" Strid and drummer Bastian Thusgaard talk about choosing a Swedish album title and the artwork of their impatiently awaited 11th album, 'Verkligheten', which marks their first in more than three years and also the first to feature Thusgaard on drums, who replaced Dirk Verbeuren in 2016.

Watch the trailer below:

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Shading Premiere New Playthrough Video

Following the release of their debut album 'The Vanishing Of Our Lore' on 12th October, Venetian prog metalcore quintet Shading have dropped yet another video single from their cyberpunk-themed effort. Inspired by films like Blade Runner, Ghost In The Shell and Akira, 'The Vanishing Of Our Lore' was mastered by Ermin Hamidovich (Periphery, Animals As Leaders).

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Ulthar Premiere Full-Album Stream Of Debut Album

Cosmovore is the debut full-length from Bay Area death metal trio, ULTHAR. Out now via 20 Buck Spin, Cosmovore was engineered, recorded, and mixed by Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Deathgrave, Vastum, Noothgrush) at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California, mastered by Justin Weis at Trackworx, and unleashes the feral urgency of dizzying, Absu-like black metal with the bludgeoning ferocity of classic death metal.

Stream Cosmovore is its entirety below:

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Insanity Alert Premiere New Song & Music Video

Thrash metal/hardcore outfit Insanity Alert premiere a new song entitled "All Mosh / No Brain", taken from their upcoming new album "666-pack", which Season of Mist will release on January 25, 2019.

Check out now "All Mosh / No Brain" below.

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Vaultwraith Premiere New Song

VAULTWRAITH premiere a new song titled "Four Beasts Before the Throne", taken from their upcoming new album, which will be out in stores in 2019 via Hells Headbangers.

Check out now "Four Beasts Before the Throne" below.

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Defy the Curse Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

Dutch death metal outfit Defy the Curse premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming self-titled debut EP, which will be available for purchase in December via Hammerheart.

Check out now "Defy the Curse" in its entirety below.

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Echtra Premiere New Song "BardO I"

Atmospheric black metal outfit Echtra premiere a new song entitled "BardO I", taken from their upcoming new album "BardO", which will see release on November 23 via Temple of Torturous.

Check out now "BardO I" below.


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Rauhnåcht Debut Medley From Upcoming New Album

Rauhnåcht premiere a medley of the music from their upcoming new album "Unterm Gipfelthron", which will be released on December 7th by Debemur Morti Productions.

Check out now the medley below.


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Degragore Premiere New Song "Eaten By Pigs"

Degragore premiere a new song entitled "Eaten By Pigs", taken from their upcoming new album "From Sin To Redemption". The effort will be jointly released by Satanath Records (Russia), Metal Ör Die Records (Hungary), and Rebirth The Metal Productions (Germany), with official distribution also through the Argentinian label Grinder Cirujano Records.

Check out now "Eaten By Pigs" below.

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Steel Panther Share New Recording Sessions Footage

Steel Panther have been in the studio tracking their new record at Sphere Studios in Los Angeles, CA. They shared the below footage from the recording sessions via Facebook:

In other news, Steel Panther and Wilson will be joining forces once again heading out on the ‘Heavy Metal Mardi Gras Tour‘ together for the below run of dates: More...

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Clutch 2019 U.S. Tour Announced

Clutch will be touring the U.S. in February/March supporting their latest release “Book Of Bad Decisions” with no support acts announced so far. Check out all confirmed dates below:

02/19 Columbia, SC – The Senate
02/21 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
02/22 Fayetteville, AR – Majestic
02/23 Austin, TX – Stubbs BBQ
02/24 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity
02/26 Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theater
02/27 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
03/01 Billings, MT – Pub Station
03/02 Missoula, MT – Wilma Theater
03/08 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
03/09 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
03/10 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
03/13 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
03/14 Green Bay, WI – The Distillery
03/16 Snowshoe, WV – Snowshoe Mountain
03/18 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
03/19 New York, NY – Irving Plaza

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Amorphis 2019 Fall North American Tour Announced

Amorphis and Delain will co-headline a North American tour next fall with Anneke van Giersbergen joining them as opening act. Below's where that trek will hit:

09/19 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
09/20 New York City, NY – Irving Plaza
09/21 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
09/22 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
09/23 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
09/24 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
09/25 Quebec City, QC – Salle Multi
09/26 Toronto, ON – Opera House
09/27 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
09/28 Joliet, IL – The Forge
09/29 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
09/30 Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
10/02 Calgary, AB – Dickens
10/03 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
10/05 Vancouver, BC – The Venue
10/06 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/08 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
10/09 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
10/10 West Hollywood, CA – Roxy Theatre
10/11 Anaheim, CA – The Grove
10/12 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
10/14 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
10/15 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
10/16 Dallas, TX – Trees
10/17 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
10/19 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
10/20 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10/21 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage

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Myrkur Premieres New Song & Music Video

A new Myrkur EP entitled “Juniper” will land in stores on December 07th via Relapse Records. A music video for the title track from the effort can be seen below. Myrkur worked with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost, Cathedral) on the EP, which also features a solo reinterpretation of the Danish folk song “Bonden og Kragen“.

Myrkur's current live appearances include the following dates: More...

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