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Metal News for October 4, 2018

Last updated on November 12, 2019 at 3:27 PM ET

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14 news articles posted on this day.

Gwar Posts New Video Online

Costumed thrashers Gwar has posted a new, animated music video online for the song, "Viking Death Machine" from their latest album, "The Blood Of Gods." You can check it out below. The song comes before the band's upcoming tour kicks off October on 7th, following an appearance from Gwar at the Rock Allegiance Festival in Camden, NJ on October 6th. A complete list of all dates can be found below.

Of the video, Blothar has the following to say: "Humans, are you ready to ride the 'Viking Death Machine'? Our latest video is a faithful animated schlockumentary depicting my harrowing, blood-drenched defeat of the Load Warriors and the other denizens of Saturday morning raceway hijinks, including all of my fellow bandmates in GWAR. I am delighted to take my rightful place as the King of Cartoon Violence, and champion of the first annual Suck-It-Up-Butter Cup! Watch the video now! It'll make you shit." More...

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Metal Church Reveals New Album Details

West coast metal veterans Metal Church will release their 12th full length studio album Damned If You Do via Nuclear Blast Records on December 7th 2018 (Rat Pak Records/America & King Records/Japan). The latest release is the follow-up to their highly successful 2016 album XI, which saw the return of legendary front man Mike Howe. "Damned If You Do" is a cross between the band's iconic "Blessing In Disguise" and "The Human Factor." This new offering features ten fully-charged, classic-metal influenced songs showcasing the sound that has garnered the band a solid fan base for over 3 decades.

Kurdt Vanderhoof comments, "I feel this album is a very powerful statement to what METAL CHURCH has always been about. A tough and aggressive old-school metal album while maintaining a level of musicality and melodic sensibilities." More...

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Just For Fun

Watch: Sisters Cover Slayer's "Raining Blood"

Having a bad day? Watch these two sisters doing a hilarious guitar and vocal cover of the Slayer classic "Raining Blood" streaming below. The youngsters have accumulated nearly 100,000 subscribers with their frequent uploads of them jamming along using the instrument-learning video game Rocksmith.

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Nordland Premiere "The Thrice Crowned King"

UK based black metal band Nordland have teamed up with Metalundergound.com to exclusively premiere their new song "The Thrice Crowned King", 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 Thrice Crowned King" below.

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Off the Cross Premiere New Song "Goddess"

Belgian extreme metal outfit Off the Cross premiere a new song titled "Goddess", taken from their upcoming new EP "ERA", which will be released on November 2.

Check out now "Goddess" below.

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Malevolum Premiere 2 New Songs From Upcoming Album

Bosnian-Herzegovinian black metal band Malevolum premiere two new songs from their forthcoming full length "In Absentia Lucis", which will be out in stores next Monday, October 7th, on Black Gangrene on 12'' vinyl.

Check out now "In Absentia Lucis" and "Tragoedia" below.

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Negativa Premiere New Song "XXI"

Spanish depressive black metal band Negativa premiere a new song entitled "XXI", taken from their upcoming new album "03", which will be jointly released by Sentient Ruin and Nebular Carcoma Records on October 19th.

Check out now "XXI" below.

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Iron Reagan Premiere New Song “The Devastation”

Iron Reagan premiere another new song from their impending EP “Dark Days Ahead”, which will be out in stores next Friday, October 12th, via Pop Wig Records. “The Devastation” is the latest single off it and you can stream it now below:

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Withered November Tour w/ Un Announced

Withered reveal the dates for their November Southern U.S. tour with Un. Below's where that trek will hit:

11/16 New Orleans, LA – Santos
11/17 Baton Rouge, LA – The Wood Shop
11/18 Austin, TX – Lost Well
11/19 Dallas, TX – Reno’s
11/20 Little Rock, AR – Vino’s
11/21 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone

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Within The Ruins December Tour Announced

Within The Ruins announce four new dates for a short run of shows in December with Degrader and Lost In Separation. Below's where that mini-tour will stop:

12/13 Albany, NY – Chrome
12/14 Northampton, MA – Pearl St. (feat. Brick By Brick)
12/15 Manchester, NH – Bungalow
12/16 Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall

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Avatar Announce European/UK Tour

Avatar announce the dates for their European/UK tour that will kick off in January 2019. That tour will take them to the below cities:

01/16 Glasgow, UK – The Garage
01/17 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute Birmingham
01/18 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz Manchester
01/19 Bristol, UK – Bristol SU Live
01/20 London, UK – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
01/22 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
01/23 Clermont-Ferrand, FRA – La Coopérative de Mai
01/25 Nantes, FRA – Stereolux
01/26 Bochum, GER – Matrix Bochum
01/27 Strasbourg, GRA – La Laiterie Artefact
01/29 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo Zürich
01/31 Vienna, AUT – ((szene)) Wien
02/01 Zlin, CZE – Novesta – Sportovní hala Zlín
02/02 Warsaw, POL – Klub Stodola
02/03 Graz, AUT – Jugend- und Kulturzentrum Explosiv
02/04 Budapest, HUN – A38 Hajó
02/05 Munich, GER – Backstage München
02/07 Grenoble, FRA – La Belle Electrique
02/08 Nancy, FRA – L’Autre Canal Nancy
02/09 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp Frankfurt
02/11 Stuttgart, GER – Im Wizemann
02/12 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg Amsterdam
02/22 Saint Petersburg, RUS – Club Zal
02/23 Moscow, RUS – Zil Arena
02/25 Helsinki, FIN – Nosturi
02/26 Tampere, FIN – Klubi / Tampere
02/28 Norrköping, SWE – Arbis Bar & Salonger
03/01 Malmö, SWE – Kb Malmö
03/02 Karlstad, SWE – Nöjesfabriken
03/03 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller / John DEE / Sentrum Scene
03/04 Arhus, DEN – VoxHall

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Outer Heaven Premiere New Song & Music Video

A new official music video for the new Outer Heaven track “What Lies Beneath” has premiered and is streaming for you below. The track itself can be found on the group’s upcoming debut album, “Realms Of Eternal Decay“, out October 12th via Relapse Records.

Outer Heaven will be out on the road touring with Full Of Hell this fall in support of that outing: More...

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High On Fire Debut New Song “Spewn From The Earth"

High On Fire‘s new studio effort “Electric Messiah” will be out this Friday, October 05th. Below you another new track off it called “Spewn From The Earth”.

Comments frontman/guitarist Matt Pike of the song: More...

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Architects Premiere New Song & Music Video

Architects debut a second single from their new effort “Holy Hell” via the below music video called, “Royal Beggars“. “Holy Hell” will be out on November 09th through Epitaph.

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