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Metal News for October 29, 2021

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

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10 news articles posted on this day.

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Fear Is Dead Stream Track On Metalunderground

NYC's Fear Is Dead's new single "Disciples of Death" is inspired by old-school metal titles, but the lyrics are very much a reflection of the times we're living in. The song is the follow up to their last single "Assimilation" which was released earlier this year. The band's cross of metal and hardcore will appeal to fans of Biohazard, Sick Of It All and more.

The band was born from and transcends the everyday struggle, exploring the darker, deeper, and sometimes grittier side of the human experience. Five EPs have been released to date - Fear Is Dead, Mourning Ritual, Eleutherophobia, What Remains, and Omnicidal. In 2019, following their last release, the band put together a short but well-received west coast tour. Launching from Vegas to California, then up the western seaboard to Seattle and back, making new fans and friends along the way. More...

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Sabaton Shares "Christmas Truce" Video

December 24th, 1914: Late On Christmas Eve, British Expeditionary Force heard German troops in the trenches opposite them singing Christmas carols and saw lanterns and small fir trees along their trenches. Messages began to be shouted between the trenches.

The following day, British and German soldiers met in no man's land and exchanged gifts, took pictures and some even played football. It was a rare but magic moment of peace and harmony in the midst of one of the most atrocious events in the 20th century.

Today, Swedish metal heroes Sabaton release a song about this outstanding event that is known today as "Christmas Truce".

Sabaton mastermind and bassplayer Pär Sundström on "Christmas Truce":
"Christmas Truce was our highest priority when we decided to write songs about World War One.
Not only was it the most requested topic from our fans, but it was, for us, the most emotional story from the war. This song took us years to create since we wanted the music to reflect the mood honestly and it was a big challenge, but we feel we managed to write a song that captures the spirit of this day, over a century ago."

"Christmas Truce" foreshadows the tenth masterpiece of Sabaton, "The War To End All Wars", that will be released on March 4th, 2022 via Nuclear Blast Records. Once again, SABATON will dive deep into the atrocities, miracles and happenings around WWI and take the listener to an emotional and exciting ride of 11 tracks. More...

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Bloodred Hourglass Guitarist Talks "Your Highness"

Finland has given the world of metal music so much over the years. Whether it be the symphonic titans Nightwish, the grizzly grindcore icons Rotten Sound, black metal extremity with Impaled Nazarene or the classical grace of Apocalyptica, this relatively small country has had its hand in every sub-genre and always produced at least one band which masters it. Melodic death metal is no different, as bands like Omnium Gatherum, Before The Dawn and Mors Principium Est have proved. Today we examine another of these groups, whose new album, "Your Highness," blends crushing heaviness with some of the most lush melodies in recent years. It can only be Mikkeli's own, Bloodred Hourglass.

Bloodred Hourglass were formed back in 2005 and after a long time fighting and honing their craft, they unleashed their debut "Lifebound" seven years later. Three more albums would follow, with the most recent of which, "Your Highness" being released a mere seven days ago. To find out more about the record, its title, the use of melodies and much more, Metal Underground spoke with guitarist Lauri Silvonen. You can watch the interview in full below.

Diamond Oz: The new album, "Your Highness" is out now. It's quite an interesting title. Can you explain the reason behind it?

Lauri Silvonen: Yeah, I think we chose the name of the album a long time ago. The album is about strong and powerful women that have been, or still are part of our lives and also strong and powerful women from around the world. Lyrically it's about lost chances of love and life in general. So, there you go, "Your Highness."

Oz: There you go. As for the recording of the album itself, was this a smooth process? Were you able to get together or was this all done in isolation?

Lauri: No, despite the pandemic we managed to rehearse together and also we managed to do the recordings together. In a way we were more together than I think we've ever been because before, we would do it with each guy into the studio to record his parts and then comes the next guy. Now we recorded drums in a different studio and booked a cabin for two weeks. Of course not every guy was there for the whole two weeks. Some were there for only one week, or three days one week and two the next. It worked out really easy.
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Enterprise Earth Premiere New Song & Music Video

Enterprise Earth premiere their new advance track and music video "Reanimate // Disintegrate" off the band's upcoming new album "The Chosen", due out January 14, 2022.

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Ghoul Premiere New Track "Off With Their Heads"

Ghoul premiere a new track and video “Off With Their Heads”, taken from their new live album "Live in the Flesh", out in stores now on Tankcrimes.


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Stagwounder Premiere Song "Das Phantom zerrinnt"

German band Stagwounder premiere a new song entitled “Das Phantom zerrinnt”, taken from their upcoming new album "The Shrouded Muse of the World´s Lament", which will be released by Crawling Chaos on November 26th.

Check out now "Das Phantom zerrinnt" below.


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Fit For An Autopsy Premiere New Single "Pandora"

A second advance track from Fit For An Autopsy‘s new outing “Oh What The Future Holds“ - due out via Nuclear Blast on January 14th - has premiered online, streaming via YouTube below. The single is named “Pandora” and the band’s own guitarist Will Putney produced it again.

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Beloved Ghouls (Ex-Slayer, Etc.) Premiere New Song

Beloved Ghouls - the project featuring Dave Lombardo (Suicidal Tendencies, ex-Slayer), Gary Holt (Exodus, ex-Slayer), and Testament vocalist Chuck Billy among others - premiere their new track “Shocked!”. The song was produced by Ross Robinson (Korn, Slipknot).

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Avatar Premiere New Single “So Sang The Hollow”

Avatar premiere a new tracl entitled “So Sang The Hollow“, streaming for you below. The band's frontman Johannes Eckerström has tested positive for COVID-19 while on their U.S. tour and have now announced the rescheduled dates for that trek, which you can find at the bottom of the post.

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Shadow Of Intent Premiere New Single

Whitechapel's vocalist Phil Bozeman guests on a recently premiered advance track from Shadow Of Intent‘s impending new album “Elegy“. You can stream “Where Millions Have Come To Die” via YouTube now below. The record is due out January 14th.

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