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Last updated on October 22, 2019 at 11:02 AM ET

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Anvil Reveals New Album Details

AFM Records are more than excited to announce "Legal At Last" the new insane album from
Canadians Metal heroes Anvil!

"Legal At Last" will be available as digipak, digital, black vinyl and some limited colored vinyl

"Legal At Last" will be out 14th February 2020 via AFM-Records

When it comes to virtues such as endurance, unconditional commitment and a thoroughly down-to-earth attitude, Anvil are the measure of all things. Like few other metal acts, the band surrounding founding members Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow (vocals, guitars) and Robb Reiner (drums), plus bassist Chris Robertson have earned their laurels of blood, sweat and tears. Since their 2009 documentary film The Story Of Anvil, which reveals the unvarnished truth about the music industry, the world has been aware that the day-to-day life of most musicians doesn’t consist of MTV Awards, Grammy ceremonies, red carpets, champagne and caviar but mainly of energy-sapping tours de force with little sleep, junk food and meagre earnings. Yet these difficult conditions have made Anvil what they are today: a band that stands solid as a rock in the turbulent waters of a musical genre that produces like no other music by fans for fans. More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Bloodstock 2020

The organisers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival have confirmed a further four bands for next year's edition of the festival. Joining the bill in 2020 will be former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo & The Illegals, who will be performing a full Pantera set, while another band treating fans to a unique performance will be British Gothic metal icons Paradise Lost, who will be playing the "Draconian Times" album in full. Also performing that weekend will be alternative metal veterans Life Of Agony, who have just released their sixth album, "The Sound Of Scars" and New Wave Of British Heavy Metal legends Diamond Head, who also released a new album, "The Coffin Train" this year.

The lineup is now as follows:

Devin Townsend
Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals
Paradise Lost
Dark Tranquility
Sacred Reich
The Black Dahlia Murder
Life Of Agony
Diamond Head
Butcher Babies

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Visceral Disgorge To Tour With Ingested

Fresh off Bloodletting North America XIII, the Baltimore-based American death metallers Visceral Disgorge announce a new tour of North America. The band will hit the road with UK's Ingested as headliners early 2020 for a whole month of touring. Special guests include Cabal, Splattered (selected dates only) and more to be announced.

January 30 - Brooklyn, NY - The Kingsland
January 31 - Manchester, NH - Jewel
February 1 - Montreal, QC - Foufunes Electriques
February 2 - Toronto, ON - The Rockpile
February 4 - Detroit, MI - Sanctuary
February 5 - Chicago, IL - Reggies
February 6 - Omaha, NE - Lookout Lounge
February 7 - Kansas City, MO - Riot Room
February 8 - Denver, CO - Roxy Theater
February 9 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
February 11 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
February 12 - Vancouver, BC - The Astoria
February 13 - Portland, OR - Bossanova Ballroom
February 14 - Curpertino, CA - The X-Bar
February 15 - Santa Ana, CA - Malone's
February 16 - Fresno, CA - Full Circle Brewery
February 17 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
February 18 - Mesa, AZ - Club Red
February 19 - El Paso, TX - Rockhouse Bar
February 20 - Austin, TX - Come And Take It Live
February 21 - Fort Worth, TX - Tomcats West
February 22 - Corpus Christi, TX - Boozerz Rock Bar
February 23 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
February 25 - Tampa, FL - Crowbar
February 26 - Orlando, FL - Soundbar
February 27 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
February 28 - Raleigh, NC - The Maywood
February 29 - Philadelphia, PA - Voltage Lounge
March 1 - Amityville, NY - Revolution

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First Bands Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal 2020

70000 Tons Of Metal - The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise - will set sail on January 7, 2020 as it journeys from Miami / Ft. Lauderdale to beautiful Cozumel and back.

Organizers check in with the following updates: "The champions of symphonic metal, Epica, will leave you in awe on board 70000 Tons Of Metal. That's not all though... this is 70000Tons Of Metal and we're here to make heavy metal history. Epica will perform two sets, one of which will be based around their landmark 2009 album, Design Your Universe."

"We are headed back to our Origin for RoundX as we make our way to Cozumel once again. Not only will you be pulverized by two performances from these technical death metal legends... we will also provide fluffy weapons for Round 2 of the infamous Pillow Fight!"

The first 5 out of 60 artists to be confirmed for 70000 Tons Of Metal 2020 are: Einherjer, Emperor, Epica, Haggard, and Origin.

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Acid Reign To Release Four Disc Compilation

Acid Reign are set to release the Acid Reign "Anthology!" On Dissonance on November 15, 2019

This 4CD set includes the bands 1987 demo "Moshkinstein", the 1989 debut album "Fear", and the classic second full length "Obnoxious", originally released in 1990. And to top it off, disc four contains a tonne of previously unreleased material!

Frontman Howard Smith comments:

"This is the definitive collection of our back catalogue. The Apple Core Archives have long since been unavailable and this gives people their last chance to own everything on CD at a sensible price. Added to this we have returned since that release, so we have some cool extras on a fourth disc. Our two comeback singles Plan Of The Damned & The Man Who Became Himself are here complete with the demos of both songs, the very first song that Paul and I wrote together 'No' which predates the reboot, Cerebral Scar’s version of Goddess that I guest on, the demos of Obnoxious and finally a live version of Blind Aggression that was on a flexi disc that went out with Kerrang! Back in the day. This box set represents the ending of one era and the beginning of another" More...

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Vofa Premiere New Song "II" From Upcoming Album

Icelandic funeral doom/death metal band Vofa premiere a new song called "II", taken from their upcoming self-titled debut album, which will be out in stores on November 18th via Funere (Armenia) and Exhumed Records (Ecuador).

Check out now "II" below.

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Warsenal Premiere New Song "Doomed From Birth"

Montreal-based thrash/speed metal trio Warsenal premiere a new song titled "Doomed From Birth", taken from their upcoming new album "Feast Your Eyes". The outing will be released on CD, LP and digital formats via Svart Records on November 15th.

Check out now "Doomed From Birth" below.

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Officium Triste Premiere New Song "Losing Ground"

Dutch doom/death heavyweights Officium Triste premiere a new song entitled "Losing Ground", taken from their upcoming new album "The Death of Gaia", which will be out in stores December 13th via Transcending Obscurity Records.

Check out now "Losing Ground" below.

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Day Of Errors (Ex-Black Sabbath) Premiere New Song

Day Of Errors - featuring ex-Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward among their ranks - premiere a new track titled “Dark” which you can hear via YouTube below.

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Dying Wish Premiere New Song “Enemies In Red”

Knocked Loose frontman Bryan Garris guests on Dying Wish‘s new song “Enemies In Red“. The song finds Garris repaying a favor of sorts as Dying Wish singer Emma Boster guested on Knocked Loose‘s “A Different Shade Of Blue” track “A Serpent’s Touch“.

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Counterparts Premiere New Song & Music Video

Counterparts premiere a new official music video for their new song “Paradise And Plague” streaming via YouTube for you below. The track is taken from the group's impending new record “Nothing Left To Love“, which will drop on November 01st via Pure Noise.

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