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Metal News for November 13, 2020

Last updated on December 3, 2020 at 2:29 AM ET

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14 news articles posted on this day.

Harlott Posts New Music Video Online

Today (November 13th), Harlott has released their new album, "Detritus of the Final Age," via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of "Detritus of the Final Age," a video for the single "Idol Minded" can be viewed below.

"Detritus of the Final Age" tracklisting:

1. As We Breach
2. Idol Minded
3. Bring on the War
4. Detritus of the Final Age
5. Prime Evil
6. Nemesis
7. Slaughter
8. Grief
9. Miserere of the Dead
10. The Time to Kill Is Now More...

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Katatonia Releases "Lacquer" Live Video

To mark their new release "Dead Air," on Friday 13th November, Katatonia have released their live lockdown session performance of the "City Burials" single "Lacquer." You can check it out below.

”Dead Air is a document and a remembrance of a strange and surreal situation, as well as true evidence of the love for music – both ours and that shown by our fans.” Vocalist Jonas Renkse explains what Dead Air means to the band.

April 2020 saw Katatonia present their eleventh studio opus, the poignant "City Burials," to unanimous acclaim but with the unforeseen global event transpiring this year resulting in their album touring plans being put on hold, Katatonia conducted a more intimate “lockdown” show which was streamed live from Studio Grondahl, Stockholm on May 9th. "Dead Air" offers fans a full 88-minute set containing 20 tracks from the band’s extensive and illustrious repertoire to date, with inclusions spanning two decades of dark progressive greatness, and essentially also debuting three of the City Burials album tracks in a live setting.

The tracklisting itself contains a very literal selection of fan favourites overall, having being voted for exclusively by the band’s worldwide fanbase, flawlessly flirting between earlier singles such as metallic anthems "My Twin" & "July," to the stirring emotional grandeur of new song, "Lacquer."

The recording, mixing & engineering work was orchestrated by David Castillo, notable for his extensive body of work with Katatonia to date, and the performance itself was professionally filmed by Blackbox Video. More...

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Everdawn Reveals New Album Details

New Jersey-based symphonic metal outfit Everdawn - formerly known as Midnight Eternal - has issued the details for their Dan Swanö-mastered second album, "Cleopatra," now confirmed for release in early February 2021 through Sensory Records. Alongside the cover artwork, tracklisting, and other details, a brief teaser for the album has been issued.

Everdawn is embodied by lead vocalist Alina Gavrilenko, guitarist/vocalist Richard Fischer, bassist Mike LePond (Symphony X), drummer Dan Prestup, and keyboardist Boris Zaks. Through the course of eleven epic new songs, the band delivers 48 minutes of progressive, symphonic excellence on "Cleopatra."

The vocals for "Cleopatra" were recorded at Soundmine Recording, the guitars were recorded at Frightbox Recording with engineer Bobby Torres, the bass, drums, and keyboards recorded at RMF Recording Studios, the bass engineered by Richard Fischer and additional editing by Bobby Torres. Upon completion, the album was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound (Opeth, Riverside, Katatonia), and is completed with cover artwork by Gyula Havancsák of Hjules Illustration and Design, and photography by Alexandra Hassan and Northern Luna. Additionally, Therion vocalist Thomas Vikström provides additional vocals to the track "Your Majesty Sadness".

Laser's Edge division Sensory Records will release Cleopatra on CD and all digital platforms on February 7th, 2021. Watch for audio previews, preorders, and more on the album to be issued over the weeks ahead. More...

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Eleine Shares "Memoriam" Music Video

Eleine releases their 3rd full-length album "Dancing In Hell" November 27, 2020, through Black Lodge Records on CD, LP, cassette, box set & digital. For the recording of the new album, Eleine returned once again to The Panic Room, the album is mixed and mastered by Thomas ”Plec” Johansson. In celebration, the band has released a fourth music video from the record, "Memoriam," which can be seen below, along with a new interview singer Madeleine Liljestam & guitarist Rikard Ekberg recently did with Metal Underground.

With "Dancing In Hell," Eleine share stories of inner demons, strength and loss. This is Eleine's most powerful album yet and sets a new standard within the symphonic metal genre with hard hitting, melodic and seductive metal that has become the renowned Eleine sound.

Tracklisting:

1. Enemies
2. Dancing In Hell
3 Ava Of Death
4. Crawl From The Ashes
5. As I Breathe
6. Memoriam
7. Where Your Rotting Corpse Lie
8. All Shall Burn
9. Die From Within
10. The World We Knew
11. Die From Within – Symphonic Version More...

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SOAD Raises Over $600k For Armenia

Following the surprise release of two new songs in aid for the Armenia Fund, System Of A Down has revealed that they have raised over six hundred thousand dollars for the organization. A statement from the band reads as follows:

"We are overwhelmed with gratitude for your incredible support of our campaign for the people of Artsakh, and for helping us raise over $600k in donations to provide for those in dire need via the Armenia Fund. Because of you, we will be able to help displaced civilians, young and old, who are affected by the hideous war crimes inflicted upon Artsakh by Azerbaijan and Turkey. Please take a few minutes to watch our full interview to get a more intimate look and understanding into why we came together to release 'Protect The Land' and 'Genocidal Humanoidz.' To the four of us, it's extremely important to share these truths with you. It is for our ancestors, our culture, and our nation. Help us spread the message. Watch the interview in full below."

Interestingly, a few days after the songs were released, the governments of Azerbaijan and Armenia agreed a ceasefire, which was also signed by Russian president Vladimir Putin. While the agreement allows prisoners of war and fallen soldiers to return home, Russian and Turkish forces will be deployed to the Lachin corridor for at least five years, Armenian forces will withdraw from the territories surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan will also gain control of the Nakhchivan exclave, via a strip of Armenian land near the Iranian border. More...

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Therion To Release New Album In January

Sweden’s symphonic metal pioneers Therion are proud to unleash the first single and title track from their upcoming 17th studio album "Leviathan," which is set to be released on 22 January 2021 on Nuclear Blast.

Balancing ominous atmosphere and powerful, seducing chants, Leviathan succeeds in virtually conjuring the mythical sea creature the song has borrowed its name from.

Therion has always been a band that have challenged themselves to explore new paths, while remaining true to their musical core values. For their 17th studio album "Leviathan," mastermind Christofer Johnsson and his collaborator Thomas Vikström have created something that has been previously unthinkable to the guitarist and the singer. "We have done the only thing that was left of all the different angles to explore", explains Christofer. "We have decided to give the people what they kept asking for. 'Leviathan' is the first album that we have deliberately packed with Therion hit songs." More...

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Interview

Eleine Prepares For "Dancing In Hell"

Since emerging in the nineties, symphonic metal has gone on to become one of metal's most popular sub-genres, with bands of the ilk becoming household names, releasing classic albums and headlining festivals across the world. While people will immediately think of the legendary names like Therion, Nightwish or Epica, there seems to always be a steady stream of new groups to capture the imagination, including Surma, Scardust and Visions Of Atlantis. Another of symphonic metal's rising stars hails from Landskrona in Sweden and are already making their mark with a pummelling sound, guided by a truly commanding voice, namely; Eleine.

Eleine was formed in 2014 and only a year later released their eponymous debut album, before really catching listener's ears with their sophomore, "Until The End" in 2018. A new EP, "All Shall Burn" followed in 2019 as a stop gap before their next album, which is now only two weeks away in the form of "Dancing In Hell." The songs released so far are going over very well with fans and newcomers alike and to find out more about the album, its background, concepts and more, I caught up with vocalist Madeleine Liljestam & guitarist Rikard Ekberg. You can watch the interview in full below. More...

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Exclusive

Oldblood Premiere New Song & Music Video "Kuebiko"

UK's blackened post-doom metal band Oldblood have teamed up with Metalundergound.com to exclusively premiere their new song and music video "Kuebiko". The track is taken from their impending new EP "Arms to the Sky", which will be released on December 4th.


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Frozen Soul Premiere New Song "Tormented by Time"

Death metal outfit Frozen Soul premiere a new song called "Tormented by Time", taken from their upcoming new album "Crypt of Ice", which will arrive in stores January 8, 2021.

Check out now "Tormented by Time" below.

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Of Feather & Bone Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

Of Feather And Bone premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Sulfuric Disintegration", which will be out in stores later today via November 13th.

Check out now "Sulfuric Disintegration" in its entirety below.

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Chelsea Grin Premiere New Track "Blind Kings"

Chelsea Grin premiere their new track “Blind Kings“. A new music video for the single is also expected to arrive soon.


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Love And Death (Korn) Premiere New Single "Down"

Love And Death, the side project consisting of Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch and Spoken‘s J.R. Bareis among others, premiere their new advance track “Down“. The band’s new studio album “Perfectly Preserved” will be released on February 12th, 2021.

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Wage War Premiere New Single "Surrounded"

Wage War‘s new song “Surrounded” has premiered online and is now streaming via YouTube below.

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Machine Head Premiere New Single & Music Video

Machine Head‘s new track “My Hands Are Empty” has premiered online streaming via YouTube for you below.

A new official music video for the single was produced as well, with Mike Sloat helming the production. You can watch it below as soon as it has premiered: More...

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