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Metal News for January 26, 2018

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15 news articles posted on this day.

Rotting Christ Posts New Song Online

Greek extreme metal legends Rotting Christ has posted a new song online entitled, "I Will Not Serve." You can check it out below. The song will be featured on the forthcoming compilation album, "Their Greatest Spells," which is due to be released through Season Of Mist on March 23rd. With such a massive catalogue, a "best of" compilation will always lead to controversy about certain additions as well as omissions from the final list, but the involvement of frontman Sakis Tolis himself in this difficult task ensures that the result is at least relevant. The collection can be pre-ordered here

The tracklisting is as follows:

CD 1
1. The Sign Of Prime Creation
2. Athanati Este
3. Non Serviam
4. King Of A Stellar War
5. Nemecic
6. Grandis Spiritus Diavolos
7. Art Of Sin
8. Dying
9. Archon
10. Serve In Heaven
11. Astral Embodiment
12. After Dark I Feel
13. Sorrowfull Farewell
14. In Yumen-Xibalba
15. Elthe Kyrie
16. Cold Colours

CD 2
1. The Sign Of Evil Existence
2. Fgmenth Thy Gift
3. Ze Nigmar
4. Phobo's Synagogue
5. Demonon Vrosis
6. ...Pir Threontai
7. Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy
8. Among Two Storms
9. Semigod
10. Welcome To Hel
11. A Dynasty From The Ice
12. Shadows Follow
13. Forest Of N'gai
14. Feast Of The Grand Whore
16. Exiled Archangels
17. Saturn Unlock Avey's Son
18. I Will Not Serve More...

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Two More Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal

Comedy metal act Psychostick and Mexican doom metal band Majestic Downfall are the latest groups announced to play this year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which sets sail in only six days. This brings the total number of confirmed bands up to fifty six, with only four more to be confirmed. The organisers have said that the next three bands to be confirmed will all hail from different continents. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands is as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Alestorm
Amberian Dawn
Battle Beast
Belphegor
Benediction
Benighted
Beyond Creation
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Destruction
Enslaved
Evergrey
Evertale
Exciter
Exhumed
Freedom Call
Goatwhore
Gyze
In Extremo
In Mourning
Insomnium
Internal Bleeding
Korpiklaani
Kreator
Leaves' Eyes
Majestic Downfall
Masterplan
Meshuggah
Metal Church
Metsatöll
Naglfar
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Primal Fear
Psychostick
Rhapsody
Sabaton
Samael
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Seven Spires
Sinister
Sirenia
Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun
Threshold
Triosphere
Voivod
Witchery
Witherfall
Wolfchant
Wolfheart

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Exhumed & Incantation To Tour The West Coast

Exhumed will do some brief touring at the end of February and the start of March. The band will take along Incantation and Phobia for that run.

Check the dates below:

02/22 Fresno, CA – Strummer’s (w/o Phobia)
02/23 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
02/24 Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
02/25 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
02/28 Sacramento, CA – Blue Lamp
03/01 Portland, OR – Bossanova
03/03 Oakland, CA – Metro

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Noose Rot Premiere New Song

Noose Rot premiere the title track to their demo, "The Creeping Unknown", which will be out in stores via Sentient Ruin on February 16, digitally and on cassette.

Check out now "The Creeping Unknown" below.

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Spiritual Deception Premiere Full-Album Stream

Spiritual Deception from Milano premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's brand new self-titled EP, which is out in stores now via Bandcamp and the Everlasting Spew web shop.

Check out now "Spiritual Deception" in its entirety below.

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Skjult Premiere New Song "Into the Void"

Cuba's black metal band Skjult premiere a new song entitled "Into the Void", taken from their upcoming new album "Progenies Ov Light", which will be out in stores February 21st via Satanth Records and Black Metal Propaganda Deutschland.

Check out now "Into the Void" below.

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Korn’s Jonathan Davis Debuts New Music Video

Korn vocalist Jonathan Davis debuts the below music video for his new solo track, “What It Is“. The track appears on the recently released ‘American Satan‘ soundtrack, which is now available in stores. The song also serves as the first single from his forthcoming solo release. That effort is expected to be unleashed later in the year via Sumerian Records with more details to come.


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Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Premiere New CD

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue", which will be out in stores later today.

Check out now "Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue" in its entirety below.

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Havok & Darkest Hour European/UK Tour Announced

Havok, Darkest Hour, Cephalic Carnage and Harlott announce the below European/UK run together for April:

04/05 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel
04/06 Berlin, GER – Musik & Frieden
04/07 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser
04/08 Weinheim, GER – Cafe Central
04/09 Prague, CZE – Nova Chmelnice
04/10 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
04/12 Nurnberg, GER – Z-Bau
04/13 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
04/14 Lyon, FRA – CCO Villeurbanne
04/15 Barcelona, SPA – Boveda
04/16 Madrid, SPA – Caracol
04/17 Sevilla, SPA – Custom
04/18 Lisbon, POR – Lisboa Ao Vivo
04/20 Pamplona, SPA – Totem
04/21 Montpellier, FRA – Secret Place
04/22 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
04/23 London, UK – Underworld
04/24 Dublin, IRE – Voodoo Lounge
04/25 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
04/26 Birmingham, UK – Asylum
04/27 Antwerp, BEL – Zappa
04/28 Hannover, GER – Faust
04/29 Munchen, GER – Backstage

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Meshuggah European Tour Announced

Meshuggah announces the below run of European club shows:

06/05 Krakow, POL – Kwadrat
06/06 Warsaw, POL – Progresja
06/13 Prague, CZE – Akropolis
06/15 Karlsruhe, GER – Substage
06/18 Milan, ITA – Live Club
06/19 Rome, ITA – Orion
06/20 Bologna, ITA – Estragon
06/23 Besancon, FRA – La Rodia

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Machine Head Premiere New Song

Machine Head premiere another track from their impending new album, “Catharsis“. Below you can stream the song “Volatile” from the effort ahead of its official release today, January 26th.

Machine Head have dedicated the track to Heather D. Heyer, who was killed during the Charlottesville, VA white supremacists protests in August 2017.

The band's ‘s North American tour kicked off yesterday, January 25th, with dates available below: More...

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Zao & Wvrm Announce Florida Mini-Tour

Zao and Wvrm announce a Florida mini-tour for April which will see them play the following shows:

04/05 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
04/06 Margate, FL – O’Malley’s
04/07 Orlando, FL – Soundbar

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Holt Doesn't Expect Slayer To Release A New Album

Slayer guitarist Gary Holt (also of Exodus) doesn’t expect the band to release another album before they call it quits. Comments Holt recently to The Metal Voice:

“No. No, there’s no new album. I’d say it’s a no. But my name is Gary ‘No Comment’ Holt today. I don’t know nothing. You’ve seen the dates, you saw the press releases. And come out and celebrate the mighty history of Slayer, which I’m lucky to have been part of for the last seven years now. It’s been a ride, it’s been remarkable, and we’re gonna end it in gloriously violent fashion.”

This news may come as a bummer for fans, given there was a surplus of material leftover from the sessions for the group's latest album, “Repentless“. Slayer will be bringing their career to an end following a final world tour. So far the dates for the North American leg of that run can be found below: More...

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Cloudkicker Debut New Song

Cloudkicker debut a new track titled “Not To Scale Or Painted” which you can stream below. The song was written, recorded and mixed on January 25th.

Comments the band’s mastermind Ben Sharp: More...

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Bassist Derek Engemann Leaves Cattle Decapitation

Cattle Decapitation bassist Derek Engemann announces his departure from the band, sharing the below statement via Facebook:

“It’s been a great journey, but I’m writing to let everyone know I have amicably parted ways with Cattle Decapitation. I’m very proud of the success we achieved together across the last two albums. In turn, I’m excited to focus my energy on the next upcoming Scour release, my reignited project Cast The Stone (huge news in the coming days), and the other big plans I have in the works. Thank you to everyone for the support, and I’ll see you at NAMM!”

As mentioned above, he will focus to Scour, which features Phil Anselmo and members of Pig Destroyer.

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