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Last updated on October 29, 2020 at 11:05 PM ET

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21 news articles posted on this day.

Orange Goblin Parts Ways With Bassist

British heavy metal stalwarts Orange Goblin will be parting ways with bassist Martyn Millard following their upcoming livestream shows, the musician has announced. A statement from Millard reads as follows:

"These two shows will be my last in this amazing band."

"I've been thinking about it for a couple of years, and the 25th anniversary, the end of this year, seemed like the right time," says Martyn. "It hasn't happened that we can play the 25th anniversary set this year; we were due to do all sorts of festivals and gigs and had all these plans, but it hasn't happened. And if I wait until there's some sort of normality, then that could be this time next year at least. I'd just be holding the band back. There's no hard feelings, I love them and I always will. I'll always support this amazing band!

"The changeover with the new bass player, which will be announced in due course, will be as smooth as I can possibly make it," continues Millard. "Now's as good a time as any to have that changeover when there's no shows and it can be done properly. So, that's what I want to do. And, it gives me a little chance right now to say thank you to everybody who's helped the band in all sorts of ways - driven us, put us up, fed us, wiped our asses, everything. All the crew, and everyone who's worked for the band in that way. All the fans for supporting us, and some people going way, way, way beyond the call of what is normal, getting the band tattooed on you, and traveling abroad to see us, and following us on tour. You guys make it worth the while, and I wouldn't change that for the world. So, thank you to all you people who have helped us in any way. And thank you to the three guys: Ben, Joe, Chris. I wouldn't do it with any other people."

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Crypta To Record Debut Album In January

Crypta, the death metal quartet featuring former Nervosa members Fernanda Lira and Luana Dametto, as well as ex Burning Witches guitarist Sonia Anubis and former Hagbard guitarist Tainá Bergamaschi, has announced that they will begin recording their highly anticipated debut album in January of next year. A message from the band reads as follows:

"We’re glad to share with you that we’ll soon get in the studio to record our first full length – studio time is scheduled for January.

"It’s been a while since everything related to the recording is all set, so we decided now would be a good time to let you know about it, once you’ve shown to be very curious and anxious about it! We are currently focused on finishing the pre production of the album and with time we’ll be posting more news and details on it, so stay tuned!

"In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the weekly snippets we’ll be posting regarding the songwriting process and other miscellaneous material!"

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Auðn Streaming New Album

Icelandic black metal outfit Auðn has posted their new album, "Vökudraumsins fangi" online for streaming. You can listen to the record in full below. The album is set to be released tomorrow (October 30th) through Season Of Mist Records and can be ordered here.

Tracklisting:

1. Einn um alla tíð
2. Eldborg
3. Birtan hugann brennir
4. Verður von að bráð
5. Drepsótt
6. Næðir um
7. Horfin mér
8. Á himin stara
9. Ljóstýra
10. Vökudraumsins fangi More...

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Eviscerate The Crown Shares "The Abyss" Video

Australian melodic deathcore heavyweights, Eviscerate The Crown, have returned in fine form with their newest single, "The Abyss." No strangers to low-tunings, soaring screams & hooky melodies, the New South Wales natives have cemented their place as one of the country's fastest-rising metal acts with their new single.

Drummer Sam Shergold speaks about the new single: "Manipulation is a marvellous tool... 'The Abyss' track is based on the real life experiences of a member, trapped behind benevolent lies. He was later set free with the realisation life is more that just what you're told. You must find those answers for yourself!"

The first track off their to-be-announced upcoming full-length release, "The Abyss" is a taste of the ferocity to come. More...

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Autopsy Releases New Lyric Video

Peaceville Records will issue Autopsy’s first official live album, "Live In Chicago," on October 30. The album will feature classic tracks form over three decades of depravity and will include a new, unreleased track, "Maggots In The Mirror." Listen to the track via the lyric video below.

"Live In Chicago" will out on double gatefold black vinyl and CD formats.

"Live In Chicago" was recorded at Reggie’s Rock Club, March 7, 2020, and contains 66 minutes of classics spanning the whole 30+ year career of the death metal legends. The release also notably includes the brand new track "Maggots in the Mirror," giving fans something to chew on while the impending next studio release takes shape. Due to recent and somewhat unforeseen global events, this stands as Autopsy’s only gig of 2020, out of what was intended to be a string of several appearances. Luckily the show was professionally recorded, unknowing of what was about to follow.

With mixing carried out by Adam Munoz, notable for his work on Autopsy’s studio albums, Live In Chicago captures Autopsy in all of their ferocious, gory glory, with artwork once again conjured from the masterfully warped mind of Wes Benscoter (Slayer, Nile, Kreator). More...

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Mordred To Release First New Album In 27 Years

The acclaimed and influential crossover thrash band, Mordred, has signed with M-Theory Audio. The group will release "The Dark Parade" - their first full-length record in over 25 years - in spring 2021.

Mordred was formed in 1984 as the burgeoning San Francisco Bay Area thrash scene was beginning its rise to global prominence. While mosh-inducing thrash formed the basic blueprint of their sound, Mordred stood out as a unique presence thanks to their integration of funk-infused musicianship and hip-hop influences. The group was one of the first bands to explore those diversities in extremes, but as the dexterous bass performance of Art Liboon and innovative turntable work from band collaborator Aaron “DJ Pause” Vaughn provided a new spin on the thrash metal genre, Mordred retained their metallic bark thanks to groove-laden shred from guitarists Danny White and James Sanguinetti, and energetic shout-along choruses spearheaded by vocalist Scott Holderby. That combination of thrash metal and exploratory soul powered three full-lengths on Noise Records between 1989 and 1994, from their revered debut "Fool's Game," to their even more eclectic sophomore follow-up "In This Life," through their final - until now - record, "The Next Room."

Mordred formally reunited in 2013 for live performances, but outside of the release of lone single, “The Baroness,” in 2015, fans would have to wait for new music until this past summer. Longtime fans of the band were finally satiated with the June 2020 release of the four-song EP, "Volition." The new songs saw the band - which now consists of five-sixths of the classic lineup, plus new drummer Jeff Gomes (formerly of Fungo Mungo and MIRV) - reviving the sounds that led them to become cult favorites 30 years ago. The group recently released a music video for "Not For You," the lead-off track from Volition, for viewing below. More...

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Communic Posts New Music Video Online

Norwegian trio, Communic, will release their new album, Hiding From The World, on November 20 via AFM Records. A video for the title track can be found below.

The album is another skillfully crafted combination of progressive, power, thrash and a bit of doom metal. A great mix up of traditional Communic power and emotional depth.

Communic are one of the household names in the European metal scene and have been so from the beginning. The musical style of Communic is rich in both emotional depth and musical broadness and includes many elements from various metal genres. Catchy vocal melodies, thrilling bass and guitar lines colliding with power, thrash, progressive and a bit of doom and groovy metal. The music has a progressive touch in some experimental form, yet easy to listen to, quite moody, mellow and emotional. More...

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Durbin Signs With Frontiers Music

Frontiers Music Srl is proud to announce the signing of singer James Durbin to the label for a multi-album deal under the moniker 'Durbin'. He is currently putting the finishing touches to his label debut, which will be a pure, unadulterated, headbanging heavy metal affair with the singer proudly wearing his influences on his sleeve while simultaneously forging his own path.

"I am awakened," says James. "The opportunity to begin writing the next chapter of my musical life with Frontiers has given me the creative recharge I have needed. We are establishing the musical direction that I have been envisioning in my head for all these years and I’m so happy to have finally found a home for it."

James Durbin is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist from Santa Cruz, California. Many (especially in the US) associate him with his appearances on Season 10 of American Idol, where he unabashedly flew the flag for heavy metal and even appeared on the finale with metal gods Judas Priest for rousing renditions of "Living After Midnight" and "Breaking the Law." He has also worked and performed alongside other incredible musicians that include Stevie Wonder, Don Was, Zakk Wylde, Sheryl Crow, Tom Jones, Steel Panther, Mick Mars of Mötley Crüe and Bob Babbitt of The Funk Brothers. More...

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Skindred To Re-Release "Roots Rock Riot"

Thirteen years after its release, Skindred are excited to announce the re-release of their second album "Roots Rock Riot." The album will be available on February 26th 2020, and can be pre-ordered now here.

Written in the basement of a Newport boxing club, recorded in America and laying the groundwork for everything that followed it, "Roots Rock Riot" is an important piece of Skindred’s history – a piece that this re-release celebrates.

The first record of their discography to feature what would become the permanent line-up of vocalist Benji Webbe, bassist Daniel Pugsley, guitarist Mikey Demus and drummer Arya Goggin, it started its life as that difficult second album. What it became completely transcends that, bookending a difficult period of the band’s existence and boldly kicking down the door to the future of their illustrious career.

Benji remembers delivering the vocals with the same passion he employs in front of a festival crowd, and recalls, "I’m not one of those people who cheers when they’ve finished a record. But I’m always thankful to get to make my art, blending contemporary British music and Jamaican music, with my friends. On Roots Rock Riot I think we did that excellently." More...

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Bloody Hammers Reveals New Album Details

Just in time for the most macabre season of the year, horror-occult-goth metal/rock fusers Bloody Hammers have announced a new horror punk-inspired full-length album! The 11-track offering, entitled "Songs Of Unspeakable Terror," will be unleashed on January 15, 2021 via Napalm Records and marks a new, eccentric chapter in the Transylvania County, North Carolina-based husband and wife duo’s musical story.

While it doesn’t stray too dangerously far from the sound listeners have grown to infectiously adore, the band’s latest full-length explores yet uncharted territory: retro-ized horror punk in all its gritty glory. This beastly record shouldn’t be confused as an all new direction for the band, though – these songs are a pandemic lockdown labor of love, a temporary foray into the unknown, while still remaining true to the Bloody Hammers sonic trademark.

Get a first listen for yourself, but beware – you’ve never heard Bloody Hammers like this! Today, the band has unveiled an inventive new music video for their first single, "A Night To Dismember" – a dark, swinging, hefty punk two-stepper with an earworm chorus that’ll have fans chanting along in no time. More...

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Ad Infinitum To Release Acoustic Edition Of Debut

Symphonic metal alliance Ad Infinitum have reimagined their spellbinding debut album, "Chapter I: Monarchy," with "Chapter I Revisited" – a very special acoustic version of their first full-length, to be digitally released December 4 via Napalm Records!

With over one million views on YouTube, Ad Infinitum's single "Marching On Versailles" speaks for itself and breaks in with thrashing drums as well as stormy guitar riffs - 'til now! On "Chapter I Revisited," the quartet dressed all the debut’s songs – including the hit single "Marching On Versailles" – into an acoustical and rather natural arrangement, representing another beautiful yet unknown aspect of it: Delicate guitar tunes immediately deliver the catchy melody of the chorus straight to the listener, showcasing that Ad Infinitum chose wisely in selecting this smasher as their first single back when "Chapter I: Monarchy" was released, as well. With the addition of Latin instrumental elements, this version of "Marching On Versailles (Acoustic)" represents a whole new facet of the four-piece.

Ad Infinitum on "Marching On Versailles (Acoustic)":
"2020 has been, and still is, challenging for everyone. The band had to find other ways than touring to connect with our fans and friends. Therefore, working in secret, we prepared one more surprise for you. An early Christmas present! A complete acoustic album featuring all the songs of Chapter I: Monarchy. Be ready for Chapter I Revisited!" More...

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Unearthing the Metal Underground: Nexul

There’s something absolutely disconcerting and ominous about the black and death metal bands from the border town of El Paso, Texas - whose sister city of Juarez, Mexico, is one of the murder capitals of the world. The hellish hymns of bands like Obeisance, Satanik Goat Ritual, Hellvetron and Nyogthaeblisz are distinct yet common in their shared, distinct sense of darkness. Members of the latter two acts also stand together in the occult-obsessed blackened death metal band Nexul that is also a part of what’s known as the Ordo Satanae Imperium collective. Conceived in 2011, the quartet hasn’t been the most prolific band out there—having released only a demo and a full-length album—but the Texans have clearly focused upon quality rather than quantity. More...

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Mystic Festival Adds Dozens Of Bands To Line-up

The three day concert marathon will feature all genres of metal: thrash, death, stoner, grind, black, groove, doom as well as dark electronic, hardcore and neofolk.

True hell over the Baltic sea will be brought to you by: (0), 1914, Alien Weaponry, Azarath, Baest, Czern, Dead Lord, Deluge, Dopelord, Dwaal, Fleshworld, Gold, Grift, Hangman’s Chair, Irfan, Konvent, Lindy-Fay Hella, Maggot Heart, Major Kong, The Materia, Medico Peste, Motanka, Neon Haze (Octopussy / Favorit89 / Nightrun87), Okkultokrati, Only Sons, Ovo, The Picturebooks, Proscription, Raging Speedhorn, Red Scalp, Rosk, Spaceslug, Stay Nowhere, Taraban, Tester Gier, Truchlo Strzygi, Twin Temple and The Vintage Caravan.

Mystic Festival 2021 will take place on the first days of June next year in Gdansk, in the post-industrial area of the shipyard. More...

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Subterraen Premiere New Song

French blackened sludge/doom metal band Subterraen premiere a new song entitled "Wrath Of A Downtrodden Planet", taken from their upcoming new album "Rotten Human Kingdom", which will be out in stores November 20th, 2020 via Transcending Obscurity Records.

Check out now "Wrath Of A Downtrodden Planet" below.

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Einvigi Premiere Title Track To Upcoming New Album

Finnland, Turku-based blackgaze band Einvigi premiere a first single from their forthcoming debut album "Sielulintu" (”Soul bird”) which is scheduled to drop on December 11th 2020 by Inverse Records.

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Plaguebreeder Premiere New Single

Finnland's symphonic blackened death metal band Plaguebreeder premiere a new single 'I Believe In Misanthropy' taken from their impending new EP named "Annihilation". The EP is set to be released on November 20th 2020 via Inverse Records.

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Badgered Premiere New Song & Lyric Video "Bury Me"

Finnish thrash metal band Badgered premiere the first single and lyric video from their upcoming debut album. Titled "Bury Me" you can listen to the track below:

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Wake Premiere New Single "Vast and Infinite"

Canadian progressive grindcore band Wake premiere a new song entitled "Vast and Infinite". The standalone single is streaming via Soundcloud for you below:

Check out now "Vast and Infinite" below.

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Sock Puppet Parody Premiere “Black No. 1” Parody

Sock Puppet Parody premiere their parody of Type O Negative‘s “Black No. 1” just in time for Halloween. Streaming as “Sock Nvr. Worn” you can watch it via YouTube below:


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Psychosexual (Ex-FFDP) Premiere New Animated Video

Psychosexual, spearheaded by ex-Five Finger Death Punch drummer Jeremy Spencer, premiere an animated video for their song “I Wanna Be The Blood In Your Cut“ taken from their latest album, “Torch The Faith“.

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In This Moment Premiere New Music Video

In This Moment premiere a new official music video for their song “As Above So Below” from their latest outing, “Mother“. Brink herself helmed the video production, while editing was handled by herself and her significant other, Joe Cotela.

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