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Metal News for October 10, 2018

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21 news articles posted on this day.


Voivod Wakes Up The Underworld

It's been five years since Canadian progressive thrash metal legends Voivod released the album, "Target Earth," during which time they gradually released the "Post Society" EP. Last month however, the band finally released a new full length album, "The Wake." The ambitious concept album is sure to get fans excited and people talking but some would say it's in a live setting where Voivod really shines, so I popped along to The Underworld in Camden, North London to see what a headlining Voivod show is like.

Having unfortunately missed out on the bulk of opening act, Cryptic Shift, it was on to the main support for the evening, Bio-Cancer. Hailing from Athens, the Greek thrashers have a lot more to offer than the eighties throwbacks of the mid to late 2000s thrash revival, containing some grindcore influences and a trace of black metal. Those who appreciate the genre found much to like about the Hellenic thrashers, though I did notice that the longer they were on, the bar was becoming more crowded. While there may not be too much to remark on when it comes to their live show, if you're a fan of old school thrash that likes to walk on the extreme side a little, Bio-Cancer are worth checking out. More...

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Machine Head Posts New Lyric Video Online

Californian metal veterans Machine Head has posted a new lyric video online for the song, "Triple Beam." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's latest album, "Catharsis," which was released in January of this year through Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Machine Head has just begun their second North American tour in support of the record, which will also serve as a farewell to longtime members Phil Demmel (guitar, ex Vio-Lence) and Dave McClain (drums, ex Sacred Reich, S.A. Slayer.) The band once again will be giving fans "an evening with” Machine Head, playing over 2 1/2 hours of classic and new material. More...

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Terrorizer Streaming New Album

Caustic Attack, the imminent new full-length from long-running American grindcore unit Terrorizer, is streaming in its inexorable entirety. Slated to drop worldwide via The End Records October 12th, the band's first studio offering in six years was produced by Jason Suecof (Deicide, All That Remains, Kataklysm, Battlecross) at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida and features the apocalyptic cover art of Timbul Cahyono (Rotting Corpse, Pyrexia).

Before Pete Sandoval recorded Morbid Angel’s first album, 1989’s Altars Of Madness, he performed on two demos and a split album with his original band Terrorizer. Today, the group’s 1989 full-length debut World Downfall is still considered a pinnacle for death metal and grindcore, featuring impossibly fast blast-beats and double-bass drumming along with a blitzkrieg attack by late guitarist Jesse Pintado (Napalm Death), and ex-vocalist Oscar Garcia (Nausea). The 1989 lineup was rounded out by Sandoval and then-fellow Morbid Angel bandmate David Vincent on bass.

Over the next twenty-three years, Sandoval took time between Morbid Angel albums to continue working with Terrorizer, recording two more cataclysmic full-lengths, 2006’s Darker Days Ahead and 2012’s Hordes Of Zombies. And now, another six years down the burning highway, Terrorizer is back with Caustic Attack, their heaviest and most eclectic album to date. More...

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Opeth Posts Third DVD Trailer

Swedish progressive metal legends Opeth are set to release Garden of the Titans: Live at Red Rocks Amphitheater on 2nd November via Moderbolaget Records / Nuclear Blast. This historic show in the band's career was captured for the DVD, Blu-Ray and vinyl formats during their set on 11th May 2017 at the world renowned Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, CO. In a trailer released today, the band share time lapse of the stage set up and the moments before they hit the stage. You can check it out below.

Garden of the Titans: Live at Red Rocks Amphitheater track listing:

1. Sorceress
2. Ghost Of Perdition
3. Demon Of The Fall
4. The Wilde Flowers
5. In My Time Of Need
6. The Devil's Orchard
7. Cusp Of Eternity
8. Heir Apparent
9. Era
10. Deliverance More...

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Mayhem To Re-Release "Grand Declaration Of War"

Peaceville will release the long awaited remix of Mayhem's cult classic, Grand Declaration Of War, on December 7th. The release can be pre-ordered on CD digipak + digital, LP gatefold + digital, and Cassette + digital, at this location. An audio sampler can be found below.

Completely reworked from the original master tapes by producer Jaime Gomez at Orgone Studios (Solstafir, Paradise Lost, Primordial, Ghost, Ulver, etc), this experimental black metal milestone sounds like you never heard it before.


1. A Grand Declaration Of War
2. In The Lies Where Upon You Lay
3. A Time To Die
4. View From Nihil, Pt. 1
5. View From Nihil, Pt. 2
6. A Bloodsword And A Colder Sun, Pt. 1
7. A Bloodsword And A Colder Sun, Pt. 2
8. Crystalized Pain In Deconstruction
9. Completion In Science Of Agony, Pt. 1
10. To Daimonion
11. Untitled I
12. Completion In Science Of Agony, Pt. 2 More...

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Tesseract Posts New Video Online

With their worldwide Sonder tour preparing to hit European & UK stages next month TesseracT have released a new video for the track "Juno" taken from their new studio album "Sonder." This stunning clip created by Dark Fable Media (http://www.darkfablemedia.co.uk) has been filmed in high definition 4K. You can check it out below.

TesseracT vocalist & lyricist, Dan Tomkins explains the importance of the track within Sonder, "Writing the lyrics for this album was a cathartic experience and I feel that 'Juno' is probably the epitome of Sonder. We wanted to create a video that symbolised the realisation of the constraints that are placed on life. “Juno” is the embodiment of that feeling.” He continues “Having worked with Dark Fable Media multiple times, I have grown to love what they do and how they operate. TesseracT have wanted to work with them for a long time now, so this video was a real joy to work on."

Amos Williams, TesseracT’s bassist, talks us through the filming process "Technically this was intense as we filmed everything at double speed to get a weird fantasy vibe that was still in time when replayed at normal speed. Of all the tracks we could have chosen to try this technique, Juno is not the easiest. But, we think the results show for themselves it was worth it!" More...

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A Neighbourly Chat With Okilly Dokilly's Head Ned

Many of us have areas of pop culture, history or science which we become obsessed with. For most of us on this site, heavy metal music would be one of them of course, but there are many bands which focus on specific areas such as Ex Deo singing exclusively about the Roman culture and empire, Nile and their focus on Egyptian history or the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and their unhealthy feelings for California. One band which has grabbed the attention of people across the spectrum in recent years though, is Okilly Dokilly, the metal outfit from Phoenix, Arizona who focus solely on the friendliest neighbour in the world, Ned Flanders of The Simpsons fame.

Being a Simpsons fanatic myself (a true one that hates everything after a certain point,) I jumped at the opportunity to meet up with the band's frontman and founder, Head Ned, where we discussed the concept behind the band, as well as his feelings on more recent episodes, Futurama, Disenchantment and what we can expect from the band's second album, which currently goes by the working title, "Howdilly Twodilly." You can watch it in full below. More...

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Culled Premiere New Song "Contagion"

Sludge/grind outfit Culled premiere a new song entitled "Contagion", taken from their upcoming new album "Thin the Herd, Fail to Learn", which will be out in stores on October 26 via Hibernation Release and Culled.

Check out now "Contagion" below.

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The Odious Construct Pre-Release Full-Album Posted

Sacramento, California based tech-death outfit The Odious Construct premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new EP "Shrine of the Obscene", which will be out in stores October 12 via The Artisan Era.

Check out now "Shrine of the Obscene" in its entirety below.

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Glacial Tomb Premiere New Song "Drowned"

Sludge trio Glacial Tomb premiere a new song entitled "Drowned", taken from their upcoming debut full-length, which will see release at the end of this month via Gilead Media.

Check out now "Drowned" below.

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Morbid Messiah Premiere "Crawling in Guts"

Morbid Messiah are a four piece death metal band from Guadalajara premiere a new song titled "Crawling in Guts", taken from their upcoming new album "Demoniac Paroxysm", which will be out in stores October 22nd via Memento Mori Label.

Check out now "Crawling in Guts" below.

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Demonbreed Premiere "Hunting Heretics"

German death metal band Demonbreed premiere the title track of their upcoming new album "Hunting Heretics", which set for release by Testimony Records on December 14.

Check out now "Hunting Heretics" below.

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Majestic Downfall Premiere New Song "Veins"

Majestic Downfall premiere a new song entitled "Veins", taken from their upcoming new album "Waters Of Fate", which will be released on December 7th by Solitude Productions and Weird Truth Productions in Europe and Asia and by Chaos Records in the Americas.

Check out now "Veins" below.

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Nordland Premiere New Song

UK based black metal band Nordland have teamed up with Metalundergound.com to exclusively premiere their new song "The Roots Impale the Dead", taken from their impending new album "The Dead Stones", which will be co-released by Satanath Records (Russia) and More Hate Productions (Russia) on October 24th.

Check out now "The Roots Impale the Dead" below.

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Oblivion Premiere New Song "Forgotten Brotherhood"

Oblivion premiere a new song entitled "Forgotten Brotherhood", taken from their impending new self-titled album, that’s currently slated for release on January 21, 2019.

Check out now "Forgotten Brotherhood" below.

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Pa Vesh En Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Hailing from Belarus black metal outfit Pa Vesh En premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcomingdebut album named "Church of Bones", which Iron Bonehead will release on October 12th.

Check out now "Church of Bones" in its entirety below.

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BillyBio (Biohazard) Solo Album Out In November

Billy Graziadei (Biohazard/Powerflo) will release his debut effort from his new solo project BillyBio titled “Feed The Fire” on November 30th via AFM Records. A video for the first single, “Freedoms Never Free“, will premiere later in October, while a teaser clip for the release can be streamed below.

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Just For Fun

See: Anselmo Vs. Werner Backstage Boxing Match

In the below video, you can watch Phil Anselmo (Down, Superjoint, ex-Pantera) and Vital Remains vocalist Brian Werner don the gloves for some friendly sparring match:

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Goatwhore December Mini-Tour Announced

Goatwhore announce some shows in December with Cloak and Great American Ghost after wrapping up their headlining run on this year’s ‘Metal Alliance Tour‘. Below's where the trek will hit:

12/01 Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s
12/02 Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
12/03 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
12/04 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
12/05 Memphis, TN – Growlers

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Gwar & Iron Reagan December Mini-Tour Announced

Gwar will be out on the road again touring in December, having booked the below dates with Iron Reagan and Against The Grain.

12/27 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
12/28 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
12/29 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
12/30 Philadelphia, PA – North Seventh
12/31 Norfolk, VA – The Norva (feat. Stonecutters)

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Benighted Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Benighted premiere their new 20th anniversary collection, “Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master“ full-album stream. The outing includes three previously unreleased tracks, including a take on At The Gates‘ “Slaughter Of The Soul” as well as five live performances recorded during a 20th anniversary show the group played. It will be out in stores this Friday, October 12th, through Season Of Mist.

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