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Metal News for October 8, 2021

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

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12 news articles posted on this day.

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Siren's Rain Premier New Album On Metalunderground

A dark fantastical air and exploration of folklore emanates from Rise Forth, the new album by Sirens Rain. Founded in 2014 by William Beritich and Rena Hellzinger, Sirens Rain deliver heavy riffs, haunting vocals and ethereal melodies using a vast array of traditional folk instruments. The new record follows the EPs Nightmares from the Abyss (2019) and Beneath the Narrors (2016, re-released 2018).

Rise Forth is the first full-length album from folk metalers Siren's Rain, a follow up To Beneath the Narrows (2018) and Nightmares from the Abyss (2019). Rising from the chaos of the pandemic, Rise Forth is a culmination of three year's worth of songs. This work revisits the harp and mandolin from the first EP and introduces the nyckelharpa to the band's instrumentation. This album delves into the themes of abandonment, betrayal, hope, despair and resilience. Heavier, faster and galloping, Rise Forth showcases the band's musical growth and exploration of the barriers of aggression. More...

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Sorcerer Uploads Black Sabbath Cover

Today (October 8th), Swedish epic doom band Sorcerer have released a new cover single - their tribute version of Black Sabbath's "When Death Calls" - through Metal Blade Records! Watch the video for this cover song below.

According to Sorcerer guitarist Peter Hallgren, "Black Sabbath is an endless source of inspiration for writing good music in whatever style of hard rock and metal." Additionally, singer Anders Engberg says: "You can hear it in the early Sorcerer songs, that we are a lot about Black Sabbath. Maybe we tend to mix in the more melodic parts - more like the Dio and Tony Martin era albums - in the music we make today. For me 'When Death Calls' is one of the strongest songs I think they have written. A really doomy song, which in my opinion sounds a lot like the music we create in Sorcerer. After having a blast recording 'Gates of Babylon', we decided to give covering another spin. 'When Death Calls' was unanimously chosen as the track to go for!" More...

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Blood Red Throne Releases New Music Video

The wait is over. Norway's masters of death metal Blood Red Throne have released their long awaited 10th album, "Imperial Congregation," today via Nuclear Blast. The band celebrates the record's arrival with the debut of a music video for their latest single, "Transparent Existence." Check out the video and pick up your copy of "Imperial Congregation" now! More...

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Sumo Cyco Posts "Sun Eater" Video Online

After setting the music world ablaze in May with the release of their mind-bending latest full-length album, Initiation, fans instantly clamored for more Sumo Cyco. Those prayers are now answered with the drop of the official "Initiation" Digital Deluxe Edition! Featuring peppy new single "Sun Eater", plus additional limited edition tracks "New Jive", "We Are The Nation" and "Awakened", the "Initiation" Digital Deluxe Edition is available today via all digital retailers.

Fans can check out a delightfully demonic new music video for "Sun Eater" now! Seamlessly melding punk, reggae, metal and pop, "Sun Eater" joins the ranks of recent singles like "Bystander," "Vertigo" and more – all boasting millions of streams/views to date.

Frontwoman Skye "Sever" Sweetnam says about the Initiation Digital Deluxe Edition:
"We are ecstatic to get more music out there on the Deluxe Edition of Initiation. We wrote so many songs for Initiation and had some really solid tracks that just didn't make it on the original track listing. We just can't keep them to ourselves." More...

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Cabal Signs With Nuclear Blast Records

Finally, two blazing forces of metal unite to let darkness descend over the world: Worldwide leading metal label Nuclear Blast is insanely stoked to announce the signing of Danish legends to be Cabal. The six piece from Copenhagen are down to conquer the business with their visceral and doom-laden atmosphere, strapped up with a mixture of extreme metal, hardcore and djent. Be prepared for this lethal combination to blow up your world.

Cabal states:
"We are beyond ecstatic and proud that Cabal is now a part of the Nuclear Blast family.
A lot of the bands that we grew up listening to and idolising were signed to Nuclear Blast, so joining the roster ourselves feels quite surreal, in the best way possible way, for a bunch of fanboys like ourselves. Having the opportunity to work with such an incredible team is truly a dream come true for us.

"This is a new and exciting chapter for Cabal. We can’t wait to release our best material yet with Nuclear Blast Records, and we’re ready to take our musical careers to the next level."

Jens Prüter, Nuclear Blast European Head Of A&R, adds:
"We are very proud to welcome CABAL to NB. Next to MØL, they are one of the most interesting Danish bands pushing the genre boundaries of extreme metal. I first saw the band in January 2018 at the 'When Copenhell Freezes Over' event, when it was actually really freezing cold outside and they set the venue on fire with an intense soundtrack to the apocalypse. Since then, they continued to tour all over the world, from Japan to North America and became an unstoppable force of a new generation for Metal. It’s no surprise that Matt Heafy (Trivium) also took notice and joined them as a guest vocalist on their last album. The next chapters will continue to be surprising. Special thanks to their manager Mirza Radonjica and Jeppe Nissen from Copenhell for introducing me to the band!"

And Cabal immediately step up to the plate: Ready to demonstrate their live power as soon as possible, the band will join the legendary "Never Say Die Tour" together with Nasty, Within Destruction, Distant, Dagger Threat and Lifesick. Starting in Hamburg, the band will roam ten different cities in Germany and Switzerland.
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Marduk Announces European Tour Dates

Swedish black metal trailblazers, Marduk, are about to embark on their upcoming European tour, which will celebrate the band's 30th anniversary.

Originally forming in 1990, the band's debut studio album, "Dark Endless" was released in the summer of '92. Led by founding guitarist Morgan Håkansson, the band remains one of the most contentious and revered names in black metal and continues touring on the strength of their fourteenth studio LP, "Viktoria."

The upcoming 30th Anniversary tour begins on October 28 in Lodz, Poland. Special guests on the tour include Valkyrja and Doodswens. A complete list of dates can be found below: More...

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1914 Treads Where Fear And Weapons Meet

Heavy metal has long had a fascination with history. Whether it's ancient Egypt, Greece & Rome, the medieval kings of Europe, feudal Japan or the two world wars, metal has always studied these people and events and documented them through their music. Of course, World War 2 gets plenty of attention, it being the biggest war of all time, but if one looks at the war which preceded it, a four year tale of suffering, violence and fear is in store. Bands such as Iron Maiden, Metallica and Sabaton have all dedicated songs to the subject, but one band from Ukraine, who are quickly making a name for themselves, focus entirely on the global conflict. Appropriately enough, the band in question is 1914.

1914 were formed in Lviv, the largest city in Western Ukraine which itself has a very interesting history, the quintet combine black, death and doom metal perfectly to tell stories from the Great War, from the famous battles of Verdun and Paschendale to personal dramas faced by everyday privates. In two weeks (October 22nd,) 1914 will unleash their third album, "Where Fear And Weapons Meet," which is as dark and brutal as ever, but also contains a theme of hope. To find out more about the album, and to be schooled on the Eastern front of the war, we spoke with the band's vocalist Dmytro Kumar. You can watch the interview in full below.

Diamond Oz: The new album, “Where Fear And Weapons Meet” is out this month. I find 1914 to be a very interesting band because it grabs the listener’s attention for all manner of reasons. So with that being said, how is “Where Fear And Weapons Meet” different from “The Blind Leading The Blind”?

Dmytro Kumar: First of all, “Where Fear And Weapons Meet” is totally about hope. It’s not about death. It’s not about mud or suffering, it’s totally and completely about hope. Every soldier, while they were in the trenches, only had one thing: hope. If you compare these two albums, “The Blind Leading The Blind” was totally about the shitty mud in the trenches, about death and suffering, so everyone on every track had died.

On this album, you get a lot of stories about heroes who survived, became a hero and went back home. So that’s the main difference, it’s not about death. Even our art, where a wounded soldier is reaching out for Death, covered in blood and having lost some of his body parts, but Death refuses to take him. He wants to die but Death looks at him and says, “No. You deserve to live.” I have some other stories that go from the first album to the second and then to this one, but I don’t want to spoil it before the album is released because it won’t be interesting!

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Vardis Shares New Lyric Video

NWOBHM veterans Vardis has released a new digital single and lyric video for the song "Out Of The Way" taken from their upcoming live album "100M.P.H.@100CLUB." You can check it out below. The album will be released on November 26, 2021 through SPV/Steamhammer.

In the 1970s Vardis‘ relentless touring of the working mens clubs of Northern England took them to support slots with Hawkwind, Slade, Motörhead and Saxon, emerging with a reputation for a unique heavy rock attack and high energy technical brilliance. On November 1st 1980 Vardis‘ live debut LP "100 M.P.H." entered UK Album Charts at #52 and instantly became a foundational record of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. The power trio‘s fusion of fast punk rhythms, relentless heavy riffs and blistering blues rock solos echoes through Metallica‘s 1983 "Kill ’Em All" and Megadeth‘s 1985 "Killing Is My Business ... and Business Is Good!," and became an old school Heavy Metal classic.

Four studio albums, three compilations and seven singles later, SPV/Steamhammer present to you the Vardis live experience on record for the first time since 1980: ‚ "100 M.P.H.@100 Club." A double live album recorded on March 13th 2020, the 40th anniversary of 100 M.P.H., this blistering two hour set includes every track from an album that led the way for Thrash, performed up close and personal by Steve Zodiac (Guitar, Vocals), Joe Clancy (Drums) and Roly Bailey (Bass) in London‘s legendary 100 Club. More...

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Stabbing Premiere New Song "Splatter Pit"

Texas brutal death metal band Stabbing premiere a new song entitled “Splatter Pit”, taken from their upcoming new album "Ravenous Psychotic Onslaught", which will be out in stores December 10, 2021 via Comatose Music.

Check out now "Splatter Pit" below.

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Illyrian Premiere New Song & Lyric Video

Calgary, Canada-based thrashing death metal band Illyrian premiere a new song and lyric video named “Age of Chaos”, taken from their upcoming new EP "Aegis", which will will be released on October 15th.

Check out now "Age of Chaos" below.


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SpiritWorld Premiere New Music Video

‘Death Western’ band SpiritWorld premiere a new music video for their track “The Bringer Of Light“. The song is the latest advance track from the group’s impending November 05th re-release of their debut album “Pagan Rhythms” through Century Media.

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The Browning Premiere New Song “End Of Existence”

A new studio full-length titled “End Of Existence” from The Browning has been scheduled for a December 03rd release date by Spinefarm Records. The title track and a lyric video for it has premiered online streaming via YouTube below:

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