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Last updated on November 21, 2019 at 3:53 PM ET

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Lacuna Coil Unleashes The Black Anima In Bristol

It's truly wonderful how many bridges can be built in the realm of metal music. People from all walks of life and countries join together to celebrate the music we love and have a good time and tonight was no different. Three bands from across mainland Europe have come together and put together a tour that no one lucky enough to attend will soon forget, as Lacuna Coil, Eluveitie and Infected Rain joined forces to give headbangers one hell of a show, which was demonstrated perfectly on a cold night in Bristol.

Opening the night, almost as soon as the door opened, was Moldova's own, Infected Rain. After being independent for a while, the band released their first album through a label this year, the superb, "Endorphin," the doors are swinging open for this powerful quintet. Many opening bands struggle on a tour such as this to win over the crowd, but Infected Rain did so with incredible ease tonight. Frontwoman Elena "Lena Scissorhands" Cataraga possesses amazing talent, delivering one of the most flawless vocal performances I've ever seen, while working the crowd to perfection. It was a relatively short set, but a memorable one, which is sure to have won over plenty of new fans. Next time Infected Rain are in the UK, it's sure to be one which will see them perform in front of many of their own fans. More...

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Deranged Begins Recording New Album

Swedish death metal long-runners Deranged have entered Berno Studio (Amon Amarth, The Crown, Witchery) in Malmö, with plans to record their tenth album, follow-up to "Struck By A Murderous Siege" (2016). The record is set to be released early next year on Agonia Records.

The band commented: "Alright! We're back in Berno Studio to record our tenth full-length album! Eight tracks of swift, uncompromising brutality and skull crushing heaviness! To be released spring 2020 via Agonia Records. Album title to be confirmed, some of the song titles are: ‘Quarantine Required for the Rotten Masses’ ‘Engulfed by Hate I Stab To Kill’ ‘Carnal Provision For The Rotten Masses’

Line-up:
Johan Bergström - vocals
Thomas Ahlgren - guitars
Andreas Johansson - bass
Rikard Wermen – drums.

This will be Deranged's first album to feature new vocalist, Johan Bergström (Visceral Bleeding).

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Scarlet Aura Announces New Album

Scarlet Aura have become a staple in the European metal scene with their powerful live shows and crushing heavy metal. After touring internationally with artists like Rhapsody's Reunion, Tarja, Beast in Black and Soto, releasing critically acclaimed albums and gaining steady followers on all channels, Scarlet Aura are now set to release their fifth album "Stormbreaker" and just shared the album’s cover art, tracklisting and release date with their fans on Facebook for their anticipated new album, which can also be seen below.

The brand-new album "Stormbreaker" features the previously released single track ‘High in the Sky’ which debuted live during their summer tour. The video for which can also be seen at the bottom of this article.

The new album “Stormbreaker” will also mark the official release of the second fantasy book volume from the same trilogy. Scarlet Aura continues the conceptual “The Book Of Scarlet Trilogy” showing who they are through the musical and the lyrical part. The new album and book release date are set for 27th of March 2020. More...

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Belphegor To Tour Europe With Suffocation

Legendary bands and Nuclear Blast label mates, Belphegor and Suffocation, are teaming up once again for the second edition of Europe Under Black Death Metal Fire, brought by The Flaming Arts Agency. This time the package is strengthened by the well-known Polish blasphemers Hate. Extremely wide European geography, from the very south to the very north, over one month of touring and 30+ shows, this run simply cannot be missed by the extreme metal lovers.

Having formed over 30 years ago, Suffocation are among the world’s death metal pioneers. On this tour, they’re going to perform songs from their latest album, ...Of the Dark Light, that was mixed and mastered by world-renowned producer/engineer Chris "Zeuss" Harris (Hatebreed, Suicide Silence), as well as hits from the former albums. This is also a great opportunity to check them live with the new vocalist, Ricky Myers.

Since 1993, Belphegor have been delivering their select diabolical death musick, and one album after another has nailed down the tightest black/death performances. The band's lyrics tirelessly explore the darkest, most dismal parts of demonology, witchcraft, and the grand devil, himself. EUBDMF is the perfect timing to catch the band performing tracks from their latest piece, Totenritual, before they hit the studio to record the new album that is set to be released in 2020.

The legendary Polish blackened death gods Hate released their new work, Auric Gates Of Veles, through Metal Blade Records on June 14, 2019, and are offering the European tribes to taste the album live within a massive lineup. The 11th studio album of Hate is more blackened than ever and the tunes from it will definitely make sure the crowds are in an atmosphere as hot as hell. More...

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Sepultura Reveals New Album Tracklisting

The age of Quadra is upon us: on February 7th, Sepultura will release their new masterpiece - a savage slap in the face proving once again the sheer endless versatility of the Brazilian metal heroes.

Quadra is Sepultura's fifteenth studio album, which presents a thrilling and brutally honest concept around the Portuguese word "quadra". Everyone grows up in a different quadra, shaped by rules and definitions. We are all determined by these concepts, our relationships, our careers. Our whole lives.

"Quadra" will be available as Limited Edition 2CD Digipack, 2LP Vinyl, 2LP Vinyl Picture Disk, Earbook, and CD.

The tracklisting reads as follows:

1. Isolation
2. Means To An End
3. Last Time
4. Capital Enslavement
5. Ali
6. Raging Void
7. Guardians Of Earth
8. The Pentagram
9. Autem
10. Quadra
11. Agony Of Defeat
12. Fear; Pain; Suffering More...

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Death Angel Posts New Music Video Online

Capping off a monumental year, Bay Area thrash legends Death Angel are currently slaying crowds across North America with special guests Exmortus and Hellfire, in support of their latest album, "Humanicide." Having recently been nominated for a Grammy Award in the 'Best Metal Performance' category, the band is celebrating by unleashing a new video for their song "Immortal Behated," which you can check out below.

"'Immortal Behated' is the second video from our latest release Humanicide. The song is basically about one's coming to terms and finally having to confront and face one's enemy/monkey on one's back... And sometimes unfortunately for many that enemy/monkey on one's back tends to be one's self..." - Mark Osegueda

"We are stoked to share our new video for 'Immortal Behated' with you all. One of my personal faves from our latest album Humanicide, I'm so proud to see it come to visual life on screen. Our team worked very hard to make it happen, I thank them from the bottom of my heart. Hope to see you from the stage as we perform 'Immortal Behated' live on our tour!" - Rob Cavestany More...

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