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Metal News for October 2, 2020

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

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20 news articles posted on this day.

Devin Townsend Shares New Live Video

Devin Townsend will release "Order Of Magnitude – Empath Live Volume 1" on the 23rd October 2020, a document of his Winter 2019 European tour that saw him taking on possibly his most ambitious live show to date.

Today sees the launch of the second clip from the release, and you can watch Devin and the Empath Volume 1 live band performing the track "War" below.

Devin comments: "Hello folks, here's another song from the Order Of Magnitude Blu Ray. Amidst the chaos of recent times, I look back at this concert as being another world in a lot of ways, and although the DVD has many different feels throughout the concert, this song, ‘War’ is indicative of the beginning vibes of the show. The whole idea with this concert was to experiment with playing songs from my catalog that didn’t rely on backing tracks or clicks, so assembling 10 people onstage to do this was no small feat. I wanted to create an experience for band and audience alike that was creative and without boundaries (to the best of our abilities), and I am very proud of it. The next song we will release will be a different vibe, but for now, please enjoy this take on a song of mine from the Infinity era. It was originally about fighting back against your own self destructive mechanisms and thoughts, so maybe that's appropriate for what has been going on recently. Again; Thank you for the support and I hope you are finding the strength to get through this chaotic year." More...

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Neptune Posts New Music Video Online

The melodic metal band Neptune today releases (2 October) "Angels" – their third single from the band's upcoming studio album "Northern Steel." The album is to be released on November 6, 2020.

Neptune, an 80s melodic metal band that has built up a loyal fanbase over time, is now finally releasing their real debut album, only 35 years after they pulled the plug from the band. Early 2018, their collected demo recordings from the 1980s were released to the fans' great satisfaction. The band was completely unaware that some of their old recordings were leaked online during the 2000s which found its way to fans around the globe. That culminated in the release of the compilation album "Land of Northern". More...

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Insidious Disease Launches New Single

Norwegian death metal collective Insidious Disease, featuring current/former members from Dimmu Borgir, Morgoth, Nile, Susperia and Napalm Death, has revealed a blood curdling anthem today called "Born Into Bondage." The track is found on the group's first album in a decade, "After Death," that's due out on October 30th with Nuclear Blast. You can check it out below.

Commenting on the new single, vocalist Marc Grewe states:

"Recalling the time Silenoz and myself wrote 'Born Into Bondage,' I totally remember it was a foggy and rainy Norwegian day in the fall, just as it is right now, actually...perfect scenery to fall into philosophic talks about lost relationships, lost hopes and so on. We were talking about dependency in any kind of way, may it be religion, ego, drugs or whatever we once were trapped in one way or the other.

"We had this traumatic sounding Intro-Theme..words were flying around and all of a sudden it was assembling together. I just tried out some vocal phrases out of the top of my lungs...and it somehow fitted perfectly. After that it was just like a hot knife cutting the butter.

"I guess Silenoz and I have a common sense about what 'freedom' means, so after these first takes with an SM 57 in Silenoz basement we just recorded those vocals, that you can actually listen to on this recording...it's OLD SCHOOL as it was meant to be! No posh studio shit...recording in the basement...its more about the common sense of how you 'feel' about a song, not so much about technical abilities! That's how it works, and how it was meant to be... right?!" More...

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Brave The Cold Releases "Blind Eye" Music Video

"Blind Eye" - a concise, ear shattering attack on the senses with a dystopian narrative sure to sum up 2020 - is the second song and music video released by Brave The Cold, led by longtime Napalm Death axeman Mitch Harris and drummer Dirk Verbeuren of Megadeth. The song comes off Scarcity, their debut , available today on all digital outlets worldwide. Limited-edition, colored vinyl and CD’s will be available December 11.

Watch the "Blind Eye" video below.

"We're all excited about Brave The Cold’s Scarcity digital release today!," exclaims Harris on the debut of his new album. "To kick it all off, we have a cutting-edge video courtesy of legendary Polish director Marek Skrobecki."

"Blind Eye" and its Gregorian chants kicks off Scarcity as the album itself can be described as a "precursor to prophecy."

Brave The Cold is a two-piece formed in 2018 and features the two metal legends focusing their energies into a new level of aggression. The culmination is Scarcity, an eleven-track collection of ferociousness breathing much needed life into the heavy metal scene of 2020. More...

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Amaranthe Posts "Fearless" Music Video Online

The day has finally come for Amaranthe to share their declaration to the world: The Swedish metal heroes' most epic album to date, "Manifest", is out today!

Amaranthe commented:
"So, we come to it at last! We are so very proud and happy to finally unveil 'Manifest' to the world, an album written with so much pure joy and enthusiasm, and yet very nearly did not see the light of day. When faced with the decision to record the album despite a world wide pandemic, the answer was the same as when we canceled tours that were supposed to promote the album: we have to release this album in 2020! As our long-time listeners are well aware of, Amaranthe believes in positive, energetic and uplifting music, and we feel that such sentiments are more needed than ever before! Easily our most confident and convincing album to date, this is music born out of pure passion and eagerness to create. This is our manifesto, and all our aesthetic aspirations made apparent - this is 'Manifest.'

"Fear - perhaps the most primal of instincts and most ancient of proclivities, and yet despite all our recent technological marvels our tendency towards fear only grows. Perhaps the great paradox of our time: we have never been materially safer, yet never more exposed to the ills and misfortunes of our truly global civilisation. This very primal urge is pure currency for both political and financial gain, and the more we give in to fear, the more it enslaves us. However, inside each and every one of us there is also courage, conviction and determination. It is in the face of adversity that we grow the strongest - so heed your inner warrior, pay homage to bravery - and transform into the 'Fearless!'" More...

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From Sorrow To Serenity Uploads New Single

Scottish groove metal quartet From Sorrow To Serenity have streamed their new single "Resurgence (Reimagined)," marking the end of their "Reclaim" album cycle. Watch the video below.

The band comments: "'Resurgence (Reimagined)' was born from our curiosity as musicians, and we're very excited to release something completely different from our normal! This new version of the final track from Reclaim was written and recorded by guitarist/vocalist Steven during lockdown earlier this year, originally with no intention of releasing it. The positive response and excitement about the reimagined track from the band, management, and label, motivated us to release this new version of the song, and mark the end of the 'Reclaim' album cycle." More...

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Warrior Soul To Release Covers Album

Warrior Soul is releasing a blast of a covers album called "Cocaine And Other Good Stuff" on Livewire/Cargo Records on November 13th. The album is preceded by the timely release of the single "Elected" on October 9th.

The album is an incendiary compilation of songs that everyone in the band, both current and previous members, had some input choosing, and it shows true honesty in the recordings, making it a fresh take on some very listenable rock jams.

Kory Clarke: "We wanted to make a record that was not about all the crap we are all living in, as it seems like a well worn path for . So, I had to think out of the box."

The album was recorded all over the western world (Edinburgh, Newcastle, Copenhagen, L.A., NYC, Chicago, Detroit, Sheffield, and Torrevieja) in home studios.

The idea for a covers album started when mainman Kory Clarke was contacted by legendary rock photographer, Alex Ruffini's brother, enquiring if Warrior Soul would record a cover of a KISS song, which was Alex Ruffini's favourite band, for a tribute in aid of Cancer Research. Warrior Soul recorded "Cold Gin". Once the band started recording, it sounded really positive and they decided to assemble a complete record of covers ranging from Motörhead to KC And The Sunshine Band. More...

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Landmvrks Releases New Music Video

French metalcore quintet Landmvrks are back with their brand new single "Rainfall." Fresher and heavier than before, "Rainfall" is the band's first new material since their 2018 full-length "Fantasy."

Landmvrks formed in 2014 in Marseille, France, and are now comprised of Florent Salfati on vocals, Rudy Purkart on bass guitar, Nicolas Exposito and Paul C. Wilson on guitars, with Kévin D’Agostino on drums.

The band spent two years writing and recording material and playing local shows, building their reputation within the French metalcore scene with a series of singles. In May 2016, Landmvrks self-released their debut album "Hollow," which was produced entirely by Salfati and Exposito. Following the release of "Hollow" the band ventured on tours throughout Europe, enticing new fans with their modern metalcore style, peppered with hardcore riffs and catchy choruses. The record also landed them slots on big festivals, strengthening their reputation even further.

In 2018 Landmvrks signed a record deal with Arising Empire, releasing their second studio album Fantasy. Continuing to build their name with their own fresh take on metalcore, Landmvrks went on to travel the world, playing in Japan, embarking on several headline tours and supporting While She Sleeps and Stray From The Path on a UK/European tour.

While they were out on the road Landmvrks focused on writing brand new material, including latest single 'Rainfall' which showcases a powerful new direction from the French band, one that is more mature, melodic, and deeper than before. More...

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Trident Shares New Single "Summoning"

Today, Swedish blackened death metallers Trident unleash their sophomore studio album, "North," unto the world via Non Serviam Records. In celebration of the release, the band offers fans the visualizer video for the song "Summoning." You can check it out below.

The band states: "We are finally here and this is the creation from years of hardships through existence, experiences formed to art and expressed as music, combined as a therapeutic channel of communication. As entities, we have been put aside to bury the raging feelings from within and never to express them. But the chalice can only hold so much.

"As a dam breaking, flooding with energy, this was created to tell the story of our lives and to express ourselves through art. Upon closing this chapter we feel a sense of relief and nervosity, opening the illusionary walls of strength to step into the unknown of wisdom.

"Listen to the past, learn from the past and shape the future of existence.
Join us as we tell the story about an Internal journey, of ominous visions through dreams, touching the subjects of ancient wisdoms long forgotten, cursed bloodlines.

"Rituals to awaken hidden power, Animism, the souls unguarded altar, surrounding malicious spirits and repeating destructive patterns in the human behaviour.

"Thank you all for making this possible, especially Non Serviam Records for supporting us throughout the process. This is the most creative and crazy album we ever created, it’s a bloody masterpiece." More...

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Necrophobic Posts New Music Video Online

Swedish blackened death metal veterans Necrophobic has uploaded a new music video for the song, "Devil's Spawn Attack," which features a guest appearance from Destruction frontman, Schmier. You can check it out below.

The release of "Devil's Spawn Attack" marks the third and last single release before Swedish blackened death metal legends Necrophobic drop their already critically acclaimed new album "Dawn of the Damned," on October 9th, 2020 via Century Media Records worldwide. "Devil's Spawn Attack" comes together with an official music video directed by Henrik Hedberg & Necrophobic, which shows the band and their special guest vocalist – Destruction frontman Schmier – performing in the recording studio/s.

Necrophobic comment: "On our upcoming album 'Dawn of the Damned' we have got a very special guest appearance by Schmier of Destruction. Earlier this year when we were working on the album, we felt that one of the songs would fit this legend just about perfectly and we are grateful he accepted our invitation! He made a fantastic contribution on our song ‘Devil's Spawn Attack’ and here you can see and hear the result in form of a video of our collaboration." More...

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Voivod Announces New Live Album

Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators Voivod return with a much overdue new live release. Entitled "Lost Machine - Live," the album was recorded in Québec City during the worldwide touring cycle for the band’s latest studio album "The Wake" and will be released on November 27th, 2020 worldwide via Century Media Records.

"Lost Machine - Live" consist of 13 tracks across 74 packed minutes of playing time by one of the best live-acts in this day and age.

"Lost Machine - Live" will be available as limted CD with O-Card packaging (in its first European pressing), as Digital Album and as Gatefold 2LP on 180g vinyl in the following variations and limitations:
Black vinyl: Unlimited
Sky Blue vinyl: 100x copies via CM Webshop Europe
Transparent Magenta vinyl: 200x copies via CM Distro Europe
Creamy White vinyl: 200x copies via Nuclear Blast
Deep Blood Red vinyl: 200x copies via Band
Neon Green vinyl: 200x copies via Band

In order to launch the live release’s pre-order, you can check out a first single/video for the track "The Lost Machine" below. The clip features audio recorded in Québec City (07/13/2019), video filmed in Montréal (06/30/2019) and material processed in Morgöth (2020). The video was directed and produced by Felipe Belalcazar / Mental Pictures. More...

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Pteroglyph Reveals New Album Details

Modern metal trio Pteroglyph have announced the release of sophomore album, "Solaire," set for release on 6th November 2020 via Blood Blast. You can watch the video for the album's title-track below.

Pteroglyph are a modern metal band from Leeds, England, formed in 2012 by lead songwriter and frontman Jimmy MacGregor as a solo project. Now with the line-up completed by guitarist Ansley Prothero (JOR and Bludger) and drummer Bradie Nixon (Mishkin, Bludger, Osiah), Pteroglyph are set to establish themselves as a vital force in the 2020s.

Solaire is the follow up to their critically acclaimed debut "Death of a Prince," which firmly put the band on the metal map. Demand on the live circuit earned them dates with SikTh, Aliases, Evil Scarecrow, Sworn Amongst, Exist Immortal and Beholder, as well as slots at Mammothfest, Wildfire Festival, Bloodstock and UK Tech-Fest.

The majority of recording and production of Solaire was handled by Jimmy MacGregor, with all live drums performed by Bradie Nixon and recorded at Greenmount Studios in Leeds with Lee Smith, who also handled the final mix of the album. The album was mastered by Acle Kahney of TesseracT. More...

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Epica Uploads Eleventh Studio Vlog

Dutch symphonic metal giants Epica have recorded their eighth album at Sandlane Recording Facilities in the Netherlands with producer Joost van den Broek. After finalizing the recordings, the band have been working hard with Tim Tronckoe and Grupa13 on the photo- and videoshoots in support of the upcoming album. In this episode you get a behind-the-scenes look during those shoots.

Simone Simons comments: "Photo- and video shoots are a part of the creative process that I always look forward to very much. It is a very import part to complete every album where the visual pieces of the puzzle come together." More...

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Cruachan Releases "The Hawthorn" Music Video

Irish folk metal pioneers Cruachan has released a new music video for the single, "The Hawthorn." You can check it out below.

A track steeped in Irish folklore, "The Hawthorn" is set in Ireland during the 1700's when the population were heavily under the influence of the Catholic church while still holding onto old Pagan beliefs. It balances the band’s love of Irish traditional folk music with uncompromising metal, a style of music the band helped develop back in the early 1990’s.

Frontman Keith Fay comments, "The Hawthorn tree is a fairy tree, you will see them all over Ireland growing in strange unlikely places where other trees would have been cut down. It is extremely unlucky to cut down a hawthorn tree else you anger the Faerie folk. In the song, the woman is taking her dead baby to bury under the tree, to give her baby to the faeries. We don't know how the baby died or what has led to this decision but she is set in her ways and the baby will not have a Christian burial." More...

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Accept Posts New Music Video Online

Accept are back! The German kingpins of Heavy Metal have today released "The Undertaker", the first single from their highly anticipated new studio album "Too Mean To Die." The album will be released on January 15th, 2021 via Nuclear Blast. The pre-sale for Accept’s 16th studio album will launch on November 6th, 2020.

The video was filmed in an abandoned castle in Poland and at an old cemetery in Nashville, TN.
The mid-tempo number will captivate fans with its mesmerizing build and stirring vocals. Sing-a-longs are guaranteed, and the track is sure to deliver some future memorable live moments! According to Accept mastermind Wolf Hoffmann, "The Undertaker" is one of the most catchy and pleasing pieces on the new album.

The single and album were recorded in Nashville (USA). At the mixing desk was once again the British master producer Andy Sneap (Judas Priest, Megadeth, among others), who has been responsible for the magnificent studio sound of Accept since 2010.

Wolf Hoffmann states regarding the album title "Too Mean To Die":
"We wanted to approach the Corona situation with a twist. Accept are the 'Metal Soldiers' - we march on and on. We are "too mean to die". More...

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Yovel Premiere Full-Album Stream Of New Album

Greek black metal band Yovel premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new album "Forthcoming Humanity", which is out today via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Forthcoming Humanity" in its entirety below.

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Hell:On Premiere New Song "The Architect's Temple"

Hell:On premiere a new song entitled "The Architect's Temple", taken from their upcoming new album "Scythian Stamm", which will be out in stores November 1st by Hell Serpent Music.

Check out now "The Architect's Temple" below.

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Gwar Premiere New Live Video For "Sick Of You"

Gwar premiere a live video for “Sick Of You” ahead of the impending re-mixed and remastered 30th anniversary edition of “Scumdogs Of The Universe“, that will be out on October 30th.

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Greg Puciato Premieres New Full-Album Stream

Greg Puciato (The Black Queen, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan) premieres the full-album stream of his solo debut album, “Child Soldier: Creator Of God” three weeks earlier than planned. It now was released October 01st via Bandcamp. The early release date of the effort is in response to a leak of the album.

Check out now "Child Soldier: Creator Of God" in its entirety below.

The new record features several guest appearances, including Ben Koller (Converge, etc.), Chris Hornbrook (Poison The Well, etc.) and Puciato‘s ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan bandmate Chris Pennie.

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Spiritbox Premiere New Animated Music Video

Spiritbox (iwrestledabearonce) premiere a new official animated music video for a remixed version of their song “Holy Roller“ streaming via YouTube for you below. Crystal Lake‘s Ryo Kinoshita reworked the mix of the track.

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