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Metal News for October 12, 2020

Last updated on October 20, 2020 at 2:37 AM ET

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7 news articles posted on this day.

Armored Saint Posts Trailer For New Documentary

Armored Saint, in conjunction with Strange And Beautiful Productions, has posted the first trailer online for the documentary film, Armored Saint: The Movie. You can check it out below.

Produced and directed by Russell Cherrington, the film tells the story of Armored Saint, a band of brothers that created its own unique sound and image in the 1980s Los Angeles rock and metal scene.

Armored Saint: The Movie features interviews with members of Armored Saint, as well as James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich of Metallica, Scott Ian from Anthrax, Brian Slagel, Tracy Vera and Mike Faley of Metal Blade Records, in addition to numerous others.

Metal Underground recently spoke with Armored Saint bassist Joey Vera, which can also be heard below. A second interview, this time with vocalist John Bush, will premiere next week. More...

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Memoriam Begins Recording New Album

The legendary death metal tank Memoriam have just entered the studio to record their fourth album "To The End." This album will feature the bands new drummer Spike T Smith.

The band state: "Andy (Whale) has had to step down from the drum stool permanently due to a long term shoulder injury that is just not getting better whilst playing drums. He did not take the decision lightly and tried to carry on but it affected him so badly playing that he had no choice but to retire from playing for the foreseeable future. Bringing Spike into the fold reunites the rhythm section of Sacrilege. Frank and Spike have worked on and off together since the mid-eighties so he fits in very well with Memoriam. The album will showcase his immense drumming skills and he brings in a whole new dynamic to the band’s sound. We cannot wait for you to hear him on the finished album."

The album reunites the band with renowned producer Russ Russell at Parlour Studios where the band recorded their previous album "Requiem For Mankind."

The band adds: "After working with Russ on our last album and the resulting magic he weaved for our sound it was a no brainer to continue our working relationship with him, he really is an essential cog of the Memoriam machine."

To The End will be released in March 2021.

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BPMD Shares Tribute To Eddie Van Halen

BPMD – featuring Bobby Blitz (Overkill) on vocals, drummer Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Sons of Apollo), bassist Mark Menghi (Metal Allegiance) and guitarist Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head) – released their debut full-length album of '70s rock covers, American Made, this past June via Napalm Records. It's no surprise that the members of BPMD consider the late Eddie Van Halen one of their biggest musical influences, therefore, the the inclusion of an impassioned cover of Van Halen's "D.O.A." on the album was a given. With the recent news of Eddie Van Halen's passing, the band has come together to honor the guitar icon with a heartwarming video of their favorite EVH images, featuring their tribute cover. The video can be viewed via the links below.

In a joint statement of tribute, the band offers:
"The world lost an icon, innovator, showman, virtuoso, master songwriter and perhaps one of the biggest inspirations ever to learn how to play guitar. This video is meant to be a tribute to Ed, nothing more, and we hope you enjoy. We will always have Eddie in our hearts." More...

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Trident Reveals All About The "North"

Sometimes waiting for new albums can seem like an eternity. It's been six years since we last heard new music from Triptykon for instance, but try waiting ten years for new material from one of blackened death metal's most promising bands. That's exactly what happened to fans of Swedish metal beasts Trident, but now, finally, the quintet has unleashed a new album entitled, "North."

Released through Non Serviam Records and boasting incredible artwork, it's the music within that really makes "North" so special. To find out more about this blistering release, I caught up with with drummer Svart, to ask about the lyrical themes that dominate the record, why there was such a long wait for a sophomore album and much more.

Diamond Oz: Congratulations on the release of your new album, "North." It's been ten years since your previous album. What was the reason behind such a long wait?

Svart: Lots of things have happened in 10 years, most notably the Band has gone through changes in its members and record-labels. We got the current lineup together as it is (excluding our Bass-player Bloodlord who became a member during the recordings of “North”) about 7-8 years ago.

At the time there was some material for songs ready but we needed some time to find our places in this new family and finetune our sound. With prolonged silence we didn’t want to rush things but took the decision to record our EP "Shadows" with its release about five years ago, so that the fans would not lose hope and see that we are still alive and kicking. Almost immediately after said release we started to work on new material that would become our upcoming album "North."

Oz: Obviously with such a long gap between albums, things will have changed within the band. How does "North" compare to "World Destruction"?

Svart: We wanted to evolve and define the sound of Trident, the atmosphere we want to create, how we structure that from song to song, how we tell a story and channel all the members emotions into each song.

We are very proud of "World Destruction," however it was not possible to deliver all the elements to the same extent as we did in "North."

This time around we decided not to rush things which made it possible to make it complete so to speak.


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Darko Premiere New Single & Video “Pretenders”

Darko premiere a new single and music video titled “Pretenders“ streaming via YouTube for you below. Shadow Of Intent, etc. frontman Ben Duerr guests on this particular track. The group itself features Emmure drummer Josh Miller and Chelsea Grin singer Tom Barber (ex-Lorna Shore) and wrapped up recording their debut effort this past September with more details to be announced soon.

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Eoront Premiere New Single "Wormwood"

Siberia, Russia-based Eoront premiere a new single titled "Wormwood", taken from their upcoming new album "Gods Have No Home", which will be out in stores will be released on November 6th via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Wormwood" below.

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Grafvitnir Premiere New Song "Helvetesnatt"

Sweden's black metal outfit Grafvitnir premiere a new song entitled "Helvetesnatt", taken from their upcoming new seventh album, "Death’s Wings Widespread", which will be released by Carnal Records on October 30th.

Check out now "Helvetesnatt" below.

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