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Metal News for October 12, 2021

Last updated on November 24, 2021 at 3:02 AM ET

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11 news articles posted on this day.

Equilibrium Unveils New Music Video

Equilibrium have come a long way since the release of their debut album "Turis Fratyr" in 2005, which became a milestone in the pagan metal world of the new century.

Whilst waiting for their long sold out sophomore album "Sagas" to finally be re-released on vinyl on November 12th, the band now takes us even further back into their past, having invited musicians, friends, tv stars and youtubers to join them in this new interpretation of their legendary hit "Met" - a track which never fails to make fans raise their glasses to the stage and sing along. With keyboards, violin, accordion, traverse flute and many spectacular guest solos, this is a perfect celebration for the band's 20th anniversary. So watch Equilibrium and guests, such as members from Saltatio Mortis, Solstafir, Lord Of The Lost and Primordial, come together for this uplifting as well as hilarious version of an evergreen.

Guitarist and founding member René Berthiaume comments:
"I still remember how I sat in my bedroom in front of the computer, with a couple of mead bottles next to me. We wrote this simple first song for our first show but we would have never expected that this would have made such an impact on the underground scene. It was very fun to dig out this track and create a special version with many friends we have met (pun intended) during our journey."

Equilibrium are still busy in the studio with the recording of their upcoming 7th album that is currently scheduled for 2022. More...

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Night Cobra To Release Debut Album In February

Houston heavy metal band, Night Cobra, will release its debut full length album, "Dawn Of The Serpent" on February 11. Featuring current and former members of Necrofier, Eternal Champion, Venomous Maximus, and more, Night Cobra plays a fiery blend of scorching rock 'n' roll and blistering metal.

Today, Night Cobra releases the new song, "The Serpent's Kiss" which is available for streaming below.

"The Serpent's Kiss" is a song dedicated to all those who carve their own path," says frontman Christian Larson. Larson also doubles as guitarist/vocalist for the fast-rising Texas melodic black metal band Necrofier.

With "Dawn Of The Serpent," Night Cobra delivers dynamic, fiery music forged in the concrete and steel of punk and heavy metal. Ominous cover artwork by Adam Burke (Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats) portends the calamity that the record promises. "Dawn Of The Serpent" will see a US release via Irongrip Records with High Roller handling for the rest of the world.

"With our upcoming LP, 'Dawn Of The Serpent,' Night Cobra dives deeper into the underbelly of this depraved world," adds Larson. "Many things are happening that align with the tech noir reality that we seem to be living in. All these moments will be lost in time." More...

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Insania Shares New Lyric Video

Sweden’s power metal masters, Insania, return with their fifth album, the aptly titled V (Praeparatus Supervivet), which is their first with Frontiers Music Srl. The album will be released on November 12. Watch a lyric video for the song "Solur" below, and pre-order/save V (Praeparatus Supervivet) here.

After a 14 year hiatus and feeling energized and inspired, Insania are back with a powerful new record full of speedy, soaring tracks in the classic European power metal style with double-bass drums, great hooks, and amazing solos. The band's current lineup consists of Mikko Korsbäck (drums), Tomas Stolt (bass), Niklas Dahlin (guitar), Ola Halén (vocals), Dimitri Keiski (vocals), and Peter Östros (guitar). More...

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Temperance Reveals New Album Details

After releasing their vibrant fifth studio album, "Viridian," in 2020, Temperance – maestros of modern melodic/symphonic metal – delight their devotees with the persuasive new offering "Diamanti," to be released on November 19, 2021 via Napalm Records. With "Diamanti," the exceptionally skilled Italian outfit once again showcases their extraordinary ability to merge brilliant vocal melodies, hefty power metal guitar riffing, and symphonic soundscapes in perfect harmony – all dressed in modern surroundings. This is an offering that fans of bands like Amaranthe will fall in love with immediately!

The new single, "Breaking The Rules of Heavy Metal," breaks in with full force, telling an epic tale and creating a far-reaching sense of common bond. This absolute anthem showcases the powerful strength and energy of all three vocalists Alessia Scolletti, Michele Guaitoli and Marco Pastorino, providing a taste of the upcoming album.

Michele Guaitoli (vocals, piano) on the new single:
"If there is one thing that makes Temperance unique on the scene, is that we just don’t care about any commercial rule. We write our music for how we like it. We don’t ask ourselves “will this work?” We don’t question our songwriting putting it in relation of the market.

"This attitude is the same that we have when it comes to accepting limits: we don’t accept the idea of having limits. We are here to break the rules. Why just one singer? Let’s have three. Why just a style? Let’s play many. If we want something, we fight for it even if we need to break the rules of a certain scheme. What about heavy metal? Does it have rules? Does it have a scheme? If yes, we’re here to break it." More...

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Haken To Support Symphony X On Tour

New Jersey’s progressive metal masters, Symphony X, will kick off their 25th Anniversary North American tour 2022 on May 10 at Irving Plaza in New York City. The 27-date trek will make stops in Montreal, Chicago, and Portland before concluding in Montclair, NJ on June 12. Today, the band is proud to welcome Haken as direct support and Trope as the openers.

Symphony X's Michael Romeo comments: "After the past year and a half of tours and festivals being canceled, it looks like things are finally moving along and getting back rolling. We are SO looking forward to the upcoming tour and getting back out there playing again! We can't wait and we'll see you all soon!"

Symphony X's Russell Allen states: "The wait is over! We are really looking forward to getting back on the road and sharing the live music experience with all of you. See you on the road my friends!"

General admission tickets for the tour will be available for purchase this Friday, October 15 at 10 AM local time at your preferred ticket outlet.

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Interview

Blood Red Throne Opens The Imperial Congregation

Ask any metal fan about Norway and the first two words that spring to mind are, "black metal." That's completely understandable, given the nation's infamous black scene of the nineties which put the genre on the map, but Norway has always had so much more to offer than corpsepaint and shrieks. Take for instance, death metal, which saw such bands as Cadaver gained the attention of Carcass who signed them to their own label Necrosis, or the more progressive sounds of In Vain, who have been going strong for nineteen years now. Perhaps however, the most prominent name in Norwegian death metal, will always be Blood Red Throne.

Blood Red Throne began life in 1998, following Daniel "Død" Olaisen and Terje "Tchort" Vik Schei's departure from Satyricon. Tchort in particular had roots in death metal, being a member of one of Norway's first death metal bands, Green Carnation, before playing with other black metal bands such as Emperor and Carpathian Forest. Eventually the band released their debut album, "Monument Of Death" in 2001 and would go on to become an established name in the whole sub-genre.

Fast forward twenty years and Blood Red Throne, now only featuring Daniel Olaisen from the original lineup, has unleashed what could be their most vicious beast yet, in the form of their tenth studio album, "Imperial Congregation." Boasting stellar music and incredible artwork, Blood Red Throne are once again proving why they're the ambassadors of Norwegian death metal. To find out more about this record, we put some questions to Olaisen. You can read the interview below.

Diamond Oz: Congratulations on your new album, "Imperial Congregation." What would you say makes it different from your previous full length, "Fit To Kill"?

Daniel Olaisen: Thanks! Most definitely. This is our 10th album and we wanted to do something special and step up everything. Main focus was to write the best riffs and songs and give them a worthy production. Ronnie Björnström mixed and mastered the album and it's the best production we've ever had. Also worth mentioning, the leads on this album are better than ever. Melodic and epic, It's simply our best album!

Oz: What was the recording process like for this album? Was it affected by the pandemic in any way?

Daniel: Pandemic doesn't affect anything. The last decade I've recorded all guitars, bass and vocals for all my albums in my home studio. We don't rehearse. I write most of the songs and record them and then the other guys put on their stuff. Meathook also wrote a couple of songs and I helped out with some riffs, leads and arranging them.
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Philosophobia Signs With Sensory Records

Sensory Records proudly welcomes progressive metal outfit Philosophobia to the label’s roster, with plans to release the band’s debut album in 2022.

In 2007, longtime friends Andreas Ballnus (Perzonal War) and Alex Landenburg (Kamelot, Cyrha, Mekong Delta) had the idea of creating a prog metal concept album. After recording a few demos, Landenburg joined Annihilator as their touring drummer while Ballnus became the guitarist for former Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Dianno. With both touring around the world for years, unfortunately they had to postpone their prog adventure due to lack of time.

In 2018, Ballnus got in touch with Kristoffer Gildenlöw (ex-Pain Of Salvation, Kayak) for a book project he had written; the two soon became friends and when Kristoffer heard the demos Ballnus and Landenburg had recorded, he was blown away by the quality of the songs, and at that moment Philosophobia was born. Completed by keyboard wizard Tobias Weißgerber and vocalist Domenik Papaemmanouil (Wastefall), the recordings for the band’s debut album began in 2020 against all odds.

Philosophobia recently contacted the Lasers Edge group with their newly completed debut album, the label instantly signing the band for the release of the record through its progressive metal division Sensory Records. The album will see release in the first half of 2022, which will see Kristoffer Gildenlöw‘s return to prog metal since his departure from Pain Of Salvation on stages worldwide.

Watch for news on Philosophobia’s album to be announced in the months ahead.

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Vomit The Soul Posts New Music Video Online

Italian brutal death metallers Vomit the Soul have unveiled their heavy-hitting new track, "The Lost Aurea," featuring an accompanying music video that includes the band for the first time ever. This is the second single to be released from their new album "Cold," due out on 12th November via Unique Leader.

Watch the video - the first ever by the band - to "The Lost Aurea" below.

On the new single, bassist Stefano Rossi Ciucci comments: "'The Lost Aurea' is the most direct, slamming and groovy song from the new album. It's 100% Vomit the Soul. The pathological and obscure guitar riffing gives the right mood and represents the Apostles working for the macabre ritual, annihilating every rebellion of the wandering souls. In this moment, the Apostles suck their souls to create devoted slaves."

Speaking about the live performance music video that accompanies the track, Stefano continues: "This is our first videoclip ever. We decided to create a raw and visceral live session vibe that represents our mood and attitude! We love to be on stage and we can’t wait to plan out our live sets. A special mention goes to Maurizio Del Piccolo of Moviedel Italia Productions, our videographer. He did an awesome job and it came out really great!" More...

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Artificial Pathogen Premiere New Single

Glasgow, UK-based seven piece slamming deathcore outfit Artificial Pathogen premiere a new single titled “Madness Blooms”, streaming via YouTube for you below.

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Mors Verum Premiere New Song "Purge"

Canadian death metal trio Mors Verum premiere a new song entitled “Purge”, taken from their upcoming new EP "The Living", which will be out in stores November 5 via Bandcamp and Total Dissonance Worship.

Check out now "Purge" below.

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Conjureth Premiere New Song "An Occult Mosaic"

San Diego, California-based death metal band Conjureth premiere a new song entitled “An Occult Mosaic”, taken from their upcoming debut album "Majestic Dissolve", which will be out in stores October 25th, via Memento Mori and Rotted Life.

Check out now "An Occult Mosaic" below.

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