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Metal News for November 19, 2018

Last updated on December 9, 2019 at 2:01 AM ET

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16 news articles posted on this day.

Rivers Of Nihil Posts New Music Video Online

American technical death metal band Rivers Of Nihil has posted a new music video online for the song, "The Silent Life." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's latest album "Where Owls Know My Name," which was released in March of this year through Metal Blade Records.

Guitarist Brody Uttley comments: "This live music video for 'The Silent Life' was filmed by the kind folks over at MyGoodEye Visuals in our hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania on the last date of our recent headlining tour. We had our good pal Zach Strouse playing live saxophone with us that night, so it seemed like a great chance to catch some footage. As always, working with David Brodsky and his team was a blast. We hope you enjoy. We will also be embarking on our second European tour late this November with our friends in Revocation, Archspire, and Soreption. We will be playing a nice selection of new tunes as well as some old favorites. Come out and get in the pit!" More...

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Diablo Blvd Announces Break Up

With four studio albums under their belt, headline tours, support slots for metal giants such as Machine Head, Epica, and Life Of Agony plus several appearances at Europe's biggest festivals: Belgian dark rock outfit Diablo Blvd's career has brought them countless remarkable events and made them travel back and forth across the continent. Sadly, the band has decided to call it quits. They recently issued the following statement:

"To all of you reading this message, we will start by announcing our first headline show ever at the legendary Ancienne Belgique venue on the 10th of December 2018. For some reason we never played the AB before so we're absolutely thrilled to finally head over to one of Belgium's most beautiful venues. No doubt this will be a night to remember especially because it will also be our last show ever. Yes, you're reading this right: the DB is calling it a day. More...

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Sacrosanct Posts New Music Video Online

German/Dutch progressive metal outfit Sacrosanct has posted a new music video online for the song, "My Last White Light." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's upcoming fourth album, "Necropolis," which will be released on November 30th through ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records.

"Necropolis" was engineered, mixed and mastered by Max Morton of Morton Studios, who has also remastered the entire Sacrosanct back catalogue. A prolific professional with a broad clientele, Max has worked with a wide variety of acts, including prominent Ukranian metalcore combo Jinjer. The objective with Necropolis was to record a classic, analogue-sounding album using modern technologies, and at the same time avoid any modern metal clichés.

Initially intended solely as a studio project, "Necropolis" was recorded by a brand new Sacrosanct lineup featuring Randy Meinhard and Christian Göwert on guitars, Richard F. Hesselink on vocals, and Kees Harrison - formerly of Dutch prog-metal act Sphere Of Souls - on bass. During the recording sessions, it soon became apparent that the new lineup wanted to continue working together and bring the new material to the stage. With the support of ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records, Sacrosanct are now looking forward to bringing these plans to fruition.

While "Necropolis" bears all of the hallmarks and intricacies that characterize Sacrosanct, it displays a more mature and focused song-writing approach. Songs like “The New Age Of Fear”, “My Last White Light” and “Only One God” are lyrically thought-provoking, creating a brand of metal that still makes the band hard to categorize.

Like its predecessor, "Tragic Intense," which was released in 1993, "Necropolis" places a strong emphasis on melancholy melodies and clean vocals, but also incorporates many harmony guitar parts, faster tempos and some modern twists that mark the beginning of a new chapter for the band. More...

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Chrome Division Posts New Album Trailer Online

Last week, the infernal hard rockers Chrome Division released their fifth and final studio album 'One Last Ride', which celebrates the band's fifteenth anniversary with heavy riffs, catchy melodies and roaring engines. For this last trip, the Norwegians led by Dimmu Borgir's Shagrath enticed their original vocalist Eddie Guz back on board and have brewed up a new masterpiece crackling with metallic energy and spinning wheels.

Today, Chrome Division unveils the third album trailer, in which vocalist Eddie Guz speaks about the meaning behind two of the band's tracks, "You Are Dead To Me" and the latest single "I'm On Fire Tonight." You can check it out below. More...

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The Three Tremors Release New Single

The Three Tremors, the new project featuring vocalists Tim "Ripper" Owens (Spirits Of Fire/ex Judas Priest/ex Iced Earth,) Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin (of Jag Panzer and Satan's Force fame) and Sean "The Hell Destroyer" Peck, known for his work with Cage and Dealer, has posted a new single and lyric video online for the song, "Invaders Of The Sky." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's eponymous debut album, which will be released on January 18th through Steel Cartel Records.

Ripper: "There is a lot going on in this song. This is 3 singers brining it old school with power and highs! To tell you the truth this is what you are going to get on the whole CD!"

Harry: "I would have to say this is one of the more thrashy tracks on album. It has a real chaotic feel too it which I love. I think we are opening the live set with this one too, it's going to be crazy doing this one live."

Sean: "Trying to pick which songs to do videos for was almost impossible. All 12 songs on this record are so strong that I have a new favorite each time I listen to it. We decided to pick Invaders From The Sky for one of our videos because the whole imagery of an alien invasion we thought would look killer underneath the ferocity of the music. Hats off to the guys at GHD who did an incredible job putting it together and making it look just how we wanted it. When the album hits in a couple of months everyone will sympathize with how hard it was to single out just which songs to do videos for. Everyone has a different favorite!" More...

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Aether Realm Signs With Napalm Records

Formed back in 2010 in Greenville, North Carolina, Aether Realm have been delivering their very own mixture of melodic death metal and folkish hymns. This raging quartet managed to thrill the heavy metal world with its unique songwriting and performance – especially their latest studio album "Tarot" is talked about as a classic release already.

Now Aether Realm rage on with their by signing with Napalm Records!

Napalm Records A&R Sebastian Muench comments:
"Napalm Records is very proud to announce the signing of Aether Realm! Tarot is an absolute brilliant album. We are super excited to partner up with Aether Realm to work on another masterpiece! Welcome to the Napalm Records family!"

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24 More Bands Confirmed For Download 2019

The organisers of Britain's biggest rock festival, Download has announced a further twenty four bands for next year's edition of the event. Joining headliners Def Leppard, Slipknot and Tool will be Slayer, in what will be their final show in the United Kingdom, fellow thrash metal legends Anthrax, Virginia favourites Lamb Of God, grunge legends Smashing Pumpkins and progressive metal titans Dream Theater among others. The festival will take place at Donington Park from June 14th - 16th

The festival lineup is now as follows: More...

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Martyr Art Stream New Song "Thundering"

Today Metal Underground is proud to premiere "Thundering" from Industrial metal artist Martyr Art, a project of Joe Gagliardi III.

Joe comments:

"Thundering" is inspired by war and the overwhelmingly dystopian direction our world is heading towards. The song also presented the opportunity to collaborate on lyrics with my dad, who served in the Vietnam War. The lyrics that he wrote are based on his experiences during the war and coming home, while the lyrics I wrote are a reflection of the storms ahead.

Listen to the track and pre-order the album here.

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Just For Fun

Watch: Eight-Year Old Kid Playing Meshuggah Cover

Watch the amazing 8-year-old, "Momo DeMonster" from the Philippines, performing Meshuggah's "Bleed" on drums in the video streaming below. We think he absolutely nailed it...


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Heads For The Dead Premiere Self-Titled Track

Heads For The Dead, the band featuring multi-instrumentalist Jonny Pettersson (Wombbath, Ursinne, etc.) and vocalist Ralf Hauber (Revel In Flesh, ex-Immortal Rites) premiere their new self-titled track, taken from their new album "Serpent's Curse", which is out in stores now via Transcending Obscurity.

Check out now "Heads For The Dead" below.

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Ayyur Premiere "He Who Dwells in the Trenches"

Ayyur premiere a new song entitled "He Who Dwells in the Trenches", taken from their upcoming new album "The Lunatic Creature", which will be released in the U.S. by Sentient Ruin on November 30th (vinyl, tape, and digital download), and in Europe by Vendetta Records.

Check out now "He Who Dwells in the Trenches" below.

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Sielunvihollinen Premiere New Song "Loputon Viha"

Sielunvihollinen premiere a new song called "Loputon Viha", taken from their upcoming new album "Kuolonkylväjä".

Check out now "Loputon Viha" below.

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Hwwauoch Premiere Full-Album Stream Of Brand Album

Hwwauoch premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new self-titled debut album, which just became available as a Bandcamp download via Fallen Empire Records on November 16th.

Check out now "Hwwauoch" in its entirety below.

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Nyctophilia Premiere New Song "Untill Death…"

Poland’s Nyctophilia premiere a new song titled "Untill Death…", taken from their upcoming new album "Ad Mortem Et Tenebrae", for which Wolfspell Records has set December 21st as the international release date.

Check out now "Untill Death…" below.

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Blurr Thrower Debut New Song "Par-delà les Aubes"


Blurr Thrower from France premiere a new song entitled "Par-delà les Aubes", taken from their upcoming new album "Les avatars du vide", which will be released on January 18, 2019.

Check out now "Par-delà les Aubes" below.


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Sectorial Premiere Full-Album Stream Of New Album

Ukrainian group Sectorial premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new album "VYR", which was released by Noizr Productions on November 9th and is available now through Bandcamp.

Check out now "VYR" in its entirety below.

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