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Metal News for January 15, 2017

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7 news articles posted on this day.

Bleed Again To Release New Album

Sliptrick Records is happy to announce the signing of U.K. band Bleed Again, which just dropped a video for "Through My Eyes" and is gearing up for the release of debut album "Momentum" on May 1st. Sliptrick comments:

"Hailing from the South coast of England, Bleed Again spent the last few years meticulously honing their craft whilst earning a reputation for tight, well produced metal and blistering live shows.

"Having recently completed two successful UK tour’s plus countless other show’s including support slots with the likes of Soil, Darkest Hour, and Devil Sold His Soul, the band are now set to release their debut album Momentum in Spring 2017.

"The new album will showcase some of the finest new metal on the UK scene. However, just like legends Killswitch Engage, Hatebreed and Trivium, the best way to witness Bleed Again is at any one of their ferocious live shows. More...

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Battalions Signs With Black Bow

British sludge/stoner metal band Battalions just signed with Black Bow Records to release an upcoming second full-length album.

To celebrate this signing, the label will re-release "Nothing to Lose" on February 27th 2017. The release will be digital only and made available on all major platforms including Spotify and Bandcamp.

The band commented: "We are beyond happy that we have joined the stellar roster that is Black Bow Records for the release of 'Nothing to Lose.' Having recorded this at Skyhammer Studios, the home of Black Bow, and in to record the second album there again in February, we cannot wait to work more with Black Bow Records and push the band further out into the world!" More...

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Demon Head Posts "Gallow's Omen"

"Gallow's Omen" is the first single from Demon Head's second album "Thunder On The Fields" that will be released on the 24th of February via The Sign Records.

The song concern situations when fear becomes generalized. Suspicion grows and society searches for enemies within, in an attempt to keep power or rid itself of a certain kind of people: witches, terrorists, heretics, illegals....

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Skogen Re-Issuing "Eld"

Nordvis Production is pleased to announce the re-issue of Skogen's third album ”Eld” coming February 24th, 2017. The label comments:

"After being out of print for a long time, it feels good to finally be able to present this classical album once again. 'Eld,' which was the sequel to the wonderfully atmospheric creation 'Svitjod,' possesses a darker tone than its' predecessor and brings us back to an elder era of superstition and witch hunts. Dark & folky Swedish metal of high quality. Will be available on both CD and vinyl."

1. Djävulens eld
2. Apokalypsens vita dimma
3. Genom svarta vatten
4. Nihil Sine Morte
5. Aska
6. Svavelpsalm
7. Orcus labyrint
8. Monolit More...

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Sunday Old School: Nightfall

Those of you who listened to the interview I conducted with Rotting Christ frontman, Sakis Tolis, will have discovered that in addition to being a die Queens Park Rangers fan, I'm a follower of the Greek football club, PAOK (which stands for Panthessalonikios Athlitikos Omilos Konstantinoupoliton, for any of you who insist on pronouncing full names.) While attempting to find a stream of their match against AEL Larissa today, I discovered that the game has been postponed as a result of heavy snow. It may seem strange to think that a hot and usually sunny country such as Greece can produce such weather, but it's not uncommon. Perhaps then it shouldn't come as a shock that the small but fascinating nation has also produced some very dark bands over the past few decades, including one of Gothic metal's early favourites, Nightfall.

Nightfall were formed in the Greek capital of Athens in 1991 by vocalist and bassist Efthimis Karadimas, joined in his endeavour by guitar players Christian Adamou and Mike Galiatsos, as well as a drummer simply known as Sotiris. This lineup recorded the group's first and only demo, "Vanity" that same year. The tape contained four songs with lyrics, as well as an instrumental, an intro and an outro and showcased a death/doom style, which had begun to be popularised by the likes of Anathema and Paradise Lost. While circulating in the metal underground, the demo found its way to France, where Holy Records took notice and offered the band a deal. More...

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Has CJ Officially Rejoined Thy Art Is Murder?

Thy Art Is Murder was rejoined onstage by ex-Frontman CJ McMahon during last night's performance at the "UNIFY Festival" in Australia. States former touring vocalist for the band, Lochlan Watt on Instagram: "@cj_brotherwolf is back where he belongs. I am so fucking happy for him and my boys right now. This is truly incredible to witness. Power and then some."

McMahon addressed his return at the show in the below video, describing himself as a "drug addict" when he first left the band and later stating that he is "back to take over the world." More...

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Metallica: New Live Video "Now That We're Dead"

Metallica shares the following official footage of the recent live debut of "Now That We’re Dead", shot during the band's January 11th set at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea. The song appears on Metallica's latest album, "Hardwired…To Self-Destruct".

Check it out now below:

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