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Last updated on October 18, 2021 at 10:45 AM ET

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Ex COF And Satryicon Singer Killed By Terrorist

Andrea Meyer, the vocalist who appeared on the debut Cradle Of Filth album, "The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh," as well as the Satyricon album, "Nemesis Divina," has died at the hands of terrorist Espen Andersen Bråthen during his recent terror attack in Kongsberg, Norway. The 52 year old German singer was one of five people who tragically lost their lives after Bråthen attacked eight people with a bow and arrow on October 13th, before being arrested later that day.

Cradle Of Filth frontman Dani Filth was of many who paid tribute to the vocalist, stating:

"R.I.P. Andrea Meyer.

"Andrea guested on our debut album, The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh, and also modelled and danced for us on stage as well as presiding over ritual back in our formative years. ⁣

"She will be sadly missed and our deep felt love and sympathies go out to her kith and kin."

Aside from her guest work, Meyer released music under the name Andrea Nebel, as well as Nebelhexë and Hagalaz' Runedance. She was also an accomplished writer, penning film scripts as well as social commentary pieces, poetry and spiritual history. She is survived by her daughter Alva.

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Sepultura Postpones European Tour

Even though the world is slowly opening up and shows are starting to take place, there is still too much uncertainty with the ever-changing rules between the different countries in Europe. As a result of this, Sepultura are forced to postpone their UK/European "Quadra" tour to 2022.

Andreas Kisser comments "It's really hard to postpone another tour once again, due to the Covid-19 restrictions. We are forced to do this to make sure everyone is safe to enjoy the concerts. We are very happy and thankful for the ticket sales and so anxious to jam for you all! It will take a little longer but we will see each other soon in a safe environment for all of us. Take care and Listen To Quadra!!'"

Purchased tickets will remain valid and these are the new tour dates for 2022:

20-Oct-22 DK Copenhagen - Amager Bio
21-Oct-22 DE Leipzig - Hellraiser
22-Oct-22 CZ Zlin - Hala Datart
23-Oct-22 PL Wroclaw - A2
25-Oct-22 AT Vienna - Arena
26-Oct-22 HU Budapest - Barba Negra *new
27-Oct-22 DE Munich - Backstage
28-Oct-22 DE Cologne - Essigfabrik
29-Oct-22 CH Pratteln - Z-7
30-Oct-22 CH Lausanne - Les Docks
01-Nov-22 UK Glasgow - QMU *venue upgrade
02-Nov-22 UK Manchester - O2 Ritz
03-Nov-22 IE Dublin - Academy *SOLD OUT
04-Nov-22 UK Wolverhampton - KK's Steel Mill
05-Nov-22 UK London - Electric Brixton
06-Nov-22 BE Antwerp - Trix
08-Nov-22 FR Toulouse - Le Bikini
09-Nov-22 ES Madrid - But *new venue
10-Nov-22 PT Porto - Hard Club
11-Nov-22 ES Pamplona - Totem
12-Nov-22 ES Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
14-Nov-22 LU Esch/Alzette - Rockhal
15-Nov-22 FR Paris - La Machine du Moulin Rouge
16-Nov-22 DE Stuttgart - Im Wizemann *new venue
17-Nov-22 DE Berlin - Astra *venue upgrade
19-Nov-22 DE Hamburg - Markthalle
20-Nov-22 NL Haarlem - Patronaat
21-Nov-22 DE Wiesbaden - Schlachthof

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God Is An Astronaut Shares New Music Video

Reigning as one of the most well-known and highly critically acclaimed experimental instrumental groups out there with a respected musical legacy spanning nearly 20 years, Irish four-piece God Is An Astronaut reached a career benchmark with the release of their critically acclaimed 10th studio album, "Ghost Tapes #10," in February 2021.

Today, God Is An Astronaut releases a magical music video for "Luminous Waves," the album closer on Ghost Tapes #10. Musically and visually, the track portrays the beauty and calm of the ocean. A gentle melody is created by a binaural-like bass, a slow-paced acoustic guitar and an ambient electric guitar blur with the mellow sounds of featured cellist Jo Quail and atmospheric background tones, which draws its listeners down into dazing depths. “Luminous Waves” remains entirely without drums and adapts to its own natural rhythm, just as constantly pushing and pulling ocean waves, before it softly fades out into infinity.

Torsten Kinsella on Luminous Waves:
"The song "Luminous Waves" was inspired by the meditative feeling of the waves coming in from the Ocean. Jo Quail added a beautiful and inspiring Cello and also created the atmospheric sounds."

Jo Quail adds:
"Writing and recording the cello lines for “Luminous Waves” was a privilege. The depth, richness and meditative nature of this track implied a clear narrative to me, that I hoped to convey a little within the parts I created, working in and around the many moments of sonic and textural beauty created by GIAA." More...

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Naraka Guitarist Talks Debut Album "In Tenebris"

France has an interesting history when it comes to metal music. Geographically between the United Kingdom and Germany, two countries which are more famous for their metal, they are often overlooked. Nonetheless, if one knows their history, they will be able to tell you that the French have always been there, giving the world such bands as Trust, Sortilege and more recently, Gojira, Dagoba, Beyond Creation and Fractal Universe.

Last week it was the turn of another French band to hit the scene, as Naraka, featuring former Dagoba drummer Franky Costanza, burst on to the stage with their debut album, "In Tenebris." Draawing comparisons to such bands as Septicflesh, the French four piece have already begun earning rave revuews for their work and will soon be hitting the road to support their full length introduction. To find out more about the band, Metal Underground caught up with guitarist Jean-Philippe Porteux, in an interview which you can watch in full below.

Diamond Oz: First of all, congratulations on the release of your debut album, “In Tenebris.” What can you tell me about the title of the album?

Jean-Philippe Porteux: Thank you. “Tenebris” is a Latin word which in English means “Darkness” or “Hell” and as a title for our music, it’s a good thing, we think.

Oz: Definitely. I’ve been listening to the singles and they’re very striking. It’s very fierce music.

Jean-Philippe: Thank you. There is no concept about the band or the album, but there are three songs which are only orchestration and no vocals and these all have Latin titles, which is to underline that these are the instrumental songs.

Oz: And how important is orchestration to your music?

Jean-Philippe: That’s an influence from the bands we like. We’re fans of Septicflesh, Cradle Of Filth, Dimmu Borgir, Fleshgod Apocalypse, things like that. We have many more influences like Gojira or, for me, old stuff like Pantera or Sepultura, but I think orchestration brings a little melancholy or sadness. As the guitars and drums are very aggressive, I think the orchestration can bring some melody. It’s a good thing
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Mortem Obscuram Premiere Full-Album Stream

Mortem Obscuram premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new album "Eradication of the Human Endeavor", out in stores now.

Check out now "Eradication of the Human Endeavor" in its entirety via YouTube below.


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Empty Hollow Premiere New Single "Exit"

Slovakian deathcore outfit Empty Hollow premiere a new single named “Exit”, streaming via YouTube for you below.


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Otargos Premiere New Song "Larva Venom"

French black metal band Otargos premiere a new song entitled “Larva Venom”, taken from their upcoming new album "Fleshborer Soulflayer", which will be released by Xenokorp on December 10th.

Check out now "Larva Venom" below.


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