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Metal News for January 18, 2019

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22 news articles posted on this day.

Nailed To Obscurity Posts First Tour Diary

German melodic death/doom metallers Nailed To Obscurity released their Nuclear Blast debut "Black Frost" last week whilst on the road with label mates Amorphis and Soilwork. Today the band has launched a tour trailer documenting life on the road, which can be viewed below.

Black Frost was recorded at Woodshed Studio (near Landshut, Germany) with producer V. Santura (Triptykon, Dark Fortress, Barren Earth, Obscura etc.) - the artwork was once again designed by Santiago Caruso. More...

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Erik Rutan To Tour With Cannibal Corpse

Cannibal Corpse have announced that Erik Rutan will fill in for guitarist Pat O'Brien as O'Brien tends to personal issues. Rutan will appear live with the band for the Decibel Magazine Tour and the upcoming US leg of Slayer's final tour happening this May alongside Slayer, Lamb of God, and Amon Amarth. This won’t be the first time these death metal powerhouses have worked together; Rutan has produced four albums with Cannibal Corpse ("Kill," "Evisceration Plague," "Torture," "Red Before Black") and is uniquely equipped to fill the role - he is one of the death metal's most acclaimed guitarists and is known for his time as part of Morbid Angel (who are co headlining the Decibel tour alongside Cannibal) throughout the 90s and early 2000s, as well as handling vocals/guitars and production duties for his current band Hate Eternal.

Rutan will be appearing with the band on the following tour dates: More...

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Evergrey Posts New Song Online

Swedish dark melodic metal masters, Evergrey, are streaming the new song "Currents", a track from the band's new studio album, The Atlantic, out on January 25th. Listen below.

The band has worked extensively on the follow-up to their highly successful 2016’s effort The Storm Within (which entered the charts on high positions in numerous countries). Again, Evergrey teamed up with Jacob Hansen, who – just like with the band’s previous releases The Storm Within and Hymns For The Broken took care of mixing and mastering.

Tom S. Englund states: "Guys! This is album number 11! Isn't that just sick?! It’s also the third album of a concept that might have reached its destination or at least one conclusion. It might also have been something that some of you saw coming or anticipated? More...

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Dream Theater Posts Studio Walk Through

American progressive metal legends Dream Theater will release their 14th studio album, "Distance Over Time," on February 22nd. In support of the upcoming release, the band have released a studio walk-through interview, which can be seen below.

"Distance Over Time" showcases a newfound creativity for Dream Theater while maintaining the elements that have garnered them devoted fans around the globe. The album also marks the first for the band’s new label InsideOutMusic / Sony Music. The artwork was created by long-time cover collaborator Hugh Syme (Rush, Iron Maiden, Stone Sour). "Distance Over Time" was produced by John Petrucci, mixed by Ben Grosse, and mastered by Tom Baker.

"Distance Over Time" will be available as: Standard CD Jewel Case, Special Edition Digipak (incl. 1 bonus track), 180g Gatefold 2LP Edition (incl. 1 bonus track, an 8-page-LP-booklet & the album on CD), Ltd. Edition Artbook (incl. 1 bonus track, 5.1 mix with video animations, instrumental mixes & high res files of the album, stems for “Untethered Angel”, extended liner notes, additional artwork incl. photos from the writing session and additional video content), as a Deluxe Collector’s Box Set (incl. lenticular cover card, Artbook, 180g 2 LP Gatefold Edition with exclusive artwork and exclusive white vinyl, exclusive picture 7”, 60 x 60 cm poster, 10 art cards, slipmat, patch, pin and a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity) and as a Digital Album (incl. 1 bonus track). More...

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Battle Beast Posts New Music Video Online

When recently announcing their fifth studio album "No More Hollywood Endings," which will be unleashed on March 22nd via Nuclear Blast, Finnish heavy metallers Battle Beast promised fans a taster of their new offering at the beginning of 2019 - and the group has kept true to their word! Packed with extravagant melodies, the official music video for the new album's title track provides the perfect visuals for the song's meaningful message. Directed by Markus Nieminen and produced by Oy Routafilmi AB / Tuotantoyhtiö Legenda, the official video for 'No More Hollywood Endings' can be viewed below.

Keyboardist Janne Björkroth comments on the track, "The song tells a story about living up to other people's expectations and becoming a kind of a sidekick in one's own life. Hollywood conventions and media set unrealistic expectations and narrow ideals about such things as beauty and happiness, and it's easy to get lost while trying to fit the mould. The song claims that there isn't a universal pattern for happiness, but everyone has a right to be respected as they are and live a life that suits for themselves. It's a hymn to individuality." More...

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Overkill Posts New Lyric Video Online

Legendary New Jersey thrashers Overkill will unleash their 19th studio record, "The Wings Of War," on February 22, 2019, via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band has released the second single entitled, 'Head Of A Pin'. Watch the lyric video below.

Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth comments, "'Head of a Pin' took a long time to come together, it is probably the tune that went through the most changes and the last one I finished. Looking back on its development, the time invested was all well worth it. The tonality of the guitar shines on it and the song goes 'other places', traditional with a touch of the down-low-dirty riff, and a sing-along chorus...personally, one of my favorites off 'The Wings of War.'" More...

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Thine Vocalist Passes Away

Alan Gaunt, the lead singer of British progressive metal band Thine, has passed away at the age of 40 after suffering from a heart attack, it has been revealed. Alan also worked as a video editor and producer, collaborating with a number of other bands including My Dying Bride, who posted the following message on their Facebook page:

"In the early hours of Tuesday morning we were informed Alan had passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. Due to personal reasons we were asked not to post any tributes but we can now. Results today rule that this was due to a heart attack. He was 40yrs old. He was a good friend of the band and helped on more than one video project they did. He will be sadly missed.

"Bye for now Alan."

Thine released three albums, beginning with 1998's, "A Town Like This," followed by the 2002 release, "In Therapy" and most recently, 2014's, "The Dead City Blueprint." More...

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Swallow The Sun Posts New Music Video Online

Finnish extreme metal outfit Swallow The Sun has posted a new music video online for the song, "Firelights." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's new album, "When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light," which is scheduled to be released on January 25th through Century Media Records.

"From the ultimate depths of Lumina Aurea we rose upon the water. Now it is time to light the first torches in the night. Death might be stronger than life, but Love is always stronger than death. This is Firelight!" - Swallow The Sun

The video was again directed and produced by Aapo Lahtela and Vesa Ranta. More...

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Destroyer 666 Announces European Tour

Destroyer 666 have announced new European tour dates together with label mates Nocturnal Graves in the Autumn of 2019. The metal wolf-pack will be playing in support of their latest EP "Call of the Wild." A full list of confirmed shows can be found below. Also joining them on the trek will be Dead Congregation and Inconcessus Lux Lucis.

24 Oct Vienna (AT) Viper Room
25 Oct Ljubljana (SI) Orto Bar
26 Oct Arci Mu Parma (IT) Circolo
27 Oct Villeurbanne (FR) CCO
28 Oct Paris (FR) Petit Bain
29 Oct London (UK) The Underworld
30 Oct Leiden (NL) Gebr de Nobel
01 Nov Mannheim (DE) MS Connexion Complex
02 Nov Zwickau (DE) Club Seilerstraße
03 Nov Krakow (PL) Kwadrat
04 Nov Prague (CZ) Futurum
05 Nov Munich (DE) Backstage
06 Nov Oberhausen (DE) Helvete
08 Nov Rostock (DE) Zwischenbau
09 Nov Poznan (PL) U Bazyla
10 Nov Warsaw (PL)

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Cellar Darling Reveals New Album Release Date

After surprising their fans with 'Insomnia', the proggy and mad first single from their upcoming album, the Swiss progressive folk rockers Cellar Darling have dropped a brand new song and have finally announced long-awaited details about their new release. Their second studio album will be a concept album entitled 'The Spell' and it is set to release on March 22nd. Pre-orders are available now and you can get the album as 2 CD-digibook (featuring 13 songs + an audiobook of Anna Murphy telling the story behind the concept), black vinyl or digitally via this link:
http://nblast.de/CDTheSpell

Along with this big news, Cellar Darling unveiled the title track of the album, which is scheduled for release on the 22nd of March 2019.

"As some of you have discovered already, over the past 13 days we have revealed the tracklist of our new album, along with amazing artwork created by Costin Chioreanu, who is also behind all of the beautiful animated videos for the new songs.

"The 13 tracks of 'The Spell' invite you to witness the journey of a girl who falls in love with Death. In the song released today, a spell has been cast on our protagonist — for now, her love shall go unfulfilled…"
- Cellar Darling More...

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Wheel Posts New Music Video Online

Progressive metallers Wheel have shared the video for their new single, ‘Where The Pieces Lie’, the second track to be taken from their upcoming debut album, Moving Backwards, out February 22nd via Odyssey Music Network.

With beautifully shot black and white footage accentuating the jarring and pensive atmosphere of the track, the video sees the band perform amid violent outbursts of emotion. Throughout, intense verses build into explosive choruses, forming a fierce and unnerving work laden with suspense. More...

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Saxon Announces 40th Anniversary Shows

1979 was a monumentous year for British Hard Rock with the birth of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and the subsequent rise of future giants of the genre. After 40 years and 22 studio album releases SAXON remain as one of those giants of British Heavy Metal and to prove the fact the band are back in 2019 to play 3 iconic shows in iconic venues.

For the first time since the 1980’s Saxon return to headlining London’s legendary Hammersmith “Odeon” and Manchester Apollo, together with their largest Scottish show to date at Glasgow’s Braehead Arena in October 2019, with a mega show featuring staples of Saxon shows past, the castle set in its enormity together with the classic Eagle Lighting rig!

In addition to the announcement of these shows, the band will release another chapter in the classic “The Eagle Has Landed Live” series of albums with The Eagle Has Landed 4 out on general release on August 2nd 2019 via Silver Lining Music. Renamed “The Eagle Has Landed 40” to commemorate the anniversary, the album will be a double CD set (available on other formats including a special box set) containing 40 songs spanning the bands career. More...

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Carnal Forge Posts New Video Online

Swedish metal veterans Carnal Forge has posted a new music video online for the song, "Bound In Flames." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's forthcoming new album, "Gun To Mouth Salvation," which is scheduled to be released on January 25th through ViciSolum Productions and will be their first new album of original material since 2007's, "Testify For My Victims."

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Moon Tooth Premiere New Song "Trust"

Moon Tooth premiere a new song entitled "Trust", taken from their upcoming new album "Crux", which will be out in stores March 29 via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Trust" below.


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Morild Premiere New Song "En sort sky af minder"

Morild premiere a new song titled "En sort sky af minder", taken from their upcoming new album "Så kom mørket og tog mig på ordet En sort sky af minder I afgørende stunder Frosset fast i mit indre Jeg håber det forsvinder med lyset At dø eller blive fri" [yes the longest album title of 2019 so far], which will be out in stores through Indisciplinarian February 1.

Check out now "En sort sky af minder" below.

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Kaleikr Premiere New Song "Neurodelirium"

Kaleikr premiere a new song entitled "Neurodelirium", taken from their upcoming new album "Heart of Lead", which will be released on February 15th by Debemur Morti Productions. The effort was mixed and mastered by Stephen Lockhart at Studio Emissary. The cover art was created by Metastazis.

Check out now "Neurodelirium" below.

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Evilosity Premiere New Lyric Video For "Evilution"

Canadian death metal band Evilosity premiere a new lyric video for "Evilution", taken from their upcoming new EP "Sterile Existence", which will be out in stores later this year.

Check out now "Evilution" below.

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King 810 Premiere New Song “A Million Dollars”

King 810 premiere a stream of their new track “A Million Dollars“ taken from their impending new album “Suicide King“, out January 25th.

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Beartooth Premiere New Music Video

Beartooth premiere a new music video helmed by Wyatt Clough for their track “You Never Know“. That song can be found on the band’s latest effort, “Disease“.

Comments vocalist Caleb Shomo: More...

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Gojira Share New Pro-Shot Live Video

Gojira premiere a pro-shot live video of their appearance at last 2018’s ‘Pol’and Rock Festival‘. That performance took place in early August of last year in Kostrzyn nad Odra, Poland.

In other news Gojira have been reportedly working on a new record in recent months and also have this mini-tour lined up with Deafheaven: More...

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Entheos Headlining Dates w/ Wolf King Announced

Entheos announce a few headlining shows around their forthcoming tour with Rivers Of Nihil, Conjurer etc.. Below's where you can catch them live with Wolf King:

02/23 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
02/24 El Paso, TX – TX Rockhouse Bar
02/26 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
02/27 Louisville, KY – Tiger Room
04/07 Harrisburg, PA – HMAC Stage at Herr
04/08 Toledo, OH- Frankie’s Inner City
04/09 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
04/10 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
04/11 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street

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Demon Hunter Premiere Another Two New Tracks

Demon Hunter share a second taste of their upcoming new full-length releases “War” & “Peace” via the below streaming new songs “The Negative” and “Recuse Myself“. Both albums will be released on March 01st through Solid State Records.

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