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Metal News for November 29, 2017

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26 news articles posted on this day.

Interview

Orphaned Land Talks Music, Racism And Middle East

For many of us metal fans, getting the opportunity to meet and talk with our favourite musicians and bands is an incredibly exciting thing. Over my ten years with Metal Underground, I've been privileged not only to interview bands I love, but to meet some of metal's most interesting people, such as Ashmedi of Melechesh, who has been the subject of several television shows and a documentary and Overkill frontman Bobby Blitz, the man who's beaten death several times and still infects everyone with his sense of humour.

On the final day of my interview tour last year, I stopped in Camden, north London to witness an international display of metal from Voodoo Kungfu from China, Crisalida from Chile and Imperial Age from Russia (see interview here.) The gig was headlined by Israeli group Orphaned Land, who many cite as the fathers of "oriental metal," fronted by the charismatic singer Kobi Farhi. The band and most notably Farhi have been very vocal and outspoken about their belief in their cause to help unite all people in the Middle East, be they Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Atheist or whomever and it's this passion for unity which has seen them become one of the most talked about and important metal bands going today. They have been the recipient of several peace prizes and were even put forward by a petition to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. I was fortunate enough to meet with Farhi and discuss how much of a role music can play in the world today, the everyday battle with racism and religious intolerance and much more.

Orphaned Land will release their new album, "Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs" on January 26th through Century Media. More...

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Morbid Angel Premiere New Song "For No Master"

Morbid Angel premiere their new track “For No Master” from their upcoming new album, “Kingdoms Disdained“, which comes out this Friday via Silver Linings Music. Check it out now below.

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Vader: "The Empire" Strikes Back

When undertaking my hectic schedule of interviews and shows last year, I was lucky enough to experience a great night of death metal at the Kentish Town Forum in London, which included Hate Eternal (see my interview with frontman Erik Rutan here) and Threat Signal among others. Headlining the evening was Polish legends Vader, in their only UK show of the tour (a planned show in Birmingham was cancelled.) I caught up with Vader frontman Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek and drummer James Stewart (who I had also interviewed earlier in the year) to discuss their latest album, "The Empire," what life was like in Communist Poland and more. More...

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Caelestia Debut New Video "Devil´s Game"

Greek Symphonic Extreme Metal band, Caelestia, will release their new album 'Thanatopsis', on December 8th via EMP Label Group/SPV. The album was mixed and mastered at Fredman Studios (Gothenburg, Sweden) by Fredrik Nordström (Dream Evil). Caelestia have posted a audio video for the song 'Devil´s Game', which can be viewed below.

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Enoid Premiere New Song "Trom"

Swiss black metal band Enoid premiere a new song entitled "Trom", taken from their upcoming new compilation "Livssyklus & Dodssyklus", which will be co-released by Satanath Records'
label-partners GrimmDistribution (Belarus) and Final Gate Records (Germany) on December 16th, 2017.

Check out now "Trom" below.

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Primal Fear Working On New Studio Album

Primal Fear are back in the studio working on their upcoming new album, "Apocalypse". 12 brand new crushing heavy metal tracks have been selected, out of 30 newly written tracks, which will be produced by PF's own Mat Sinner and engineered & mixed by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios in Denmark. The album is tentatively scheduled for release in mid-2018. More...

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Genocide Pact Premiere New Song

Washington, DC-based Genocide Pact is prepared to unleash their raging sophomore full-length and Relapse debut, "Order Of Torment". The song "Conquered And Disposed" has been issued for streaming alongside preorders for the record.

Stream Order Of Torment's opening track "Conquered And Disposed" via YouTube below.

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Too Close To Touch Share New Music Video

Lexington, Kentucky band Too Close To Touch share a new song and video “Before I Cave In”.

Explains the band: "We’re happy to share our new single, ’Before I Cave In’ — a dark and emotive song that was cathartic for us to write. We wanted to push ourselves to try something new for this music video and explore making a light-hearted visual that was the polar opposite of that. Sometimes humor and the ability to laugh at yourself is the best form of self-medication."

Watch the video for “Before I Cave In” now below:

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Graven To Release New EP "Heirs Of Discord"

Extreme metal outfit Graven - formed in the ashes of Swarm Of The Lotus - makes its destructive return, ending a four-year hiatus with the construction of a new EP titled Heirs Of Discord for release in 2018.

With its members currently located in Arizona, Maryland, New Jersey, and Florida, Graven initiated the recording sessions for Heirs Of Discordlast week, having traveled from their various current residences around the country to lay down tracks at Pristine Audio And Video in St. Petersburg, Florida with engineer Dee Blume, who will also mix and master the record. Teddy Patterson (Burnt By The Sun, Human Remains, Gridlink) has joined the lineup, and in addition, original Human Remains guitarist Stephen Procopio will appear on a cover of "Human" from Human Remains' ageless Using Sickness As A Hero. More...

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Fractal Universe Premiere New Music Video

Progressive death metal outfit Fractal Universe premiere a new video for "Scar Legacy of Hatred", taken from their latest album "Engram of Decline", which will be is out now via Kolony Records.

Check out now "Scar Legacy of Hatred" below.

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Leviathan Debut Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

American black metal unit Leviathan debut the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "The First Sublevel of Suicide", which will be out in stores out on December 1 via Ascension Monuments Media.

The compilation consists of five tracks, and was entirely recorded by multi-instrumentalist Wrest on a four-track analog recorder between 2002 and 2003 to serve as demos for Leviathan's 2003 full-length debut, "The Tenth Sublevel Of Suicide". The demos were mastered by Ken Sorceron of Abigail Williams and The Faceless fame.

Check out now "The First Sublevel of Suicide" in its entirety below.

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Redemptor Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Poland's Redemptor premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming third full-length album "Arthaneum", which will be out in stores this Thursday through SelfMadeGod Records.

Check out now "Arthaneum" in its entirety below.

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Cleric Debut New Song "Lunger" From Upcoming Album

Philadelphia quartet Cleric debut a new song entitled "Lunger", taken from their upcoming new album "Retrocausal", which is set for a December 8th release on Web of Mimicry, the label owned by musician Trey Spruance of Mr. Bungle and Secret Chiefs 3.

Check out now "Lunger" below.

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Wings of Dahak Premiere New Video

Texas black/doom band Wings of Dahak premiere a new video for the title track of their debut album "Unholy Wings", which was released on September 30th through Via Nocturna.

Check out now "Unholy Wings" below.

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A Day To Remember North American Tour Announced

A Day To Remember have now officially announced their 15th anniversary North American tour with Papa Roach, Falling In Reverse and The Devil Wears Prada as support. A Day To Remember plan to perform tracks from their "full catalog".

Check all dates below:

02/20 Grand Rapids, MI – Deltaplex Arena
02/22 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre More...

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Cradle Of Filth North American Tour Announced

Cradle Of Filth announce a March/April North American run with Jinjer as support. Said tour will be Jinjer‘s first time touring North America. Comments Cradle Of Filth frontman Dani Filth of the upcoming trek:

“Cradle Of Filth are very much looking forward to the U.S/ Canadian leg of the Cryptoriana World Tour. Even more so now that we have just finished the extremely successful UK run, and with a huge European run ahead of us the band will be totally up to speed, firing on all cylinders and playing a cool, yet eclectic set from the new album and beyond (the extensive ‘Bathory Aria‘ from Cruelty And The Beast now being a firm fan favorite). So get ready for nights of insane gothic horror and vehement perversity come the cusp of April, when Cradle hit the States where it hurts.”

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God Mother Debut New Music Video

God Mother premiere a video of their song "Enkla Svar". Alex Campell, sister of the band’s vocalist Sebastian Campbell, created the video. The song appears on God Mother‘s latest outing, “Vilseledd“, which is out in stores now.

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Cattle Decapitation Announce Australian Tour

Cattle Decapitation and Psycroptic have announced an Australian/New Zealand tour for February 2018. Dates for that trek include:

02/08 Auckland, NZ – Kings Arms
02/09 Christchurch, NZ – Club Tavern
02/10 Wellington, NZ – Valhalla

With Psycroptic:

02/14 Melbourne, AUS – Corner Hotel
02/15 Canberra, AUS – The Basement
02/16 Sydney, AUS – Bald Faced Stag
02/17 Newcastle, AUS – Cambridge Hotel
02/18 Brisbane, AUS – Wooly Mammoth

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Iced Earth, Sanctuary Announce North American Tour

Iced Earth will be joined by Sanctuary and Kill Ritual on a North American tour which will kick off in February. Dates for that run are as follows:

02/22 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe
02/23 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
02/24 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
02/25 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Ballroom
02/26 Minneapolis, MN – Music Hall
02/27 Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground
02/28 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
03/02 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
03/03 Calgary, AB – Marquee Beer Market & Stage
03/04 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
03/05 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
03/07 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
03/08 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater
03/09 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
03/10 Anaheim, CA – Parish @ House of Blues
03/11 Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
03/13 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theatre
03/14 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
03/15 Houston, TX – House of Blues
03/16 New Orleans, LA – Parish @ House of Blues
03/17 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
03/18 Charlotte, NC – Underground
03/19 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
03/21 Wilmington, DE – The Queen
03/22 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
03/23 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
03/24 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
03/25 Montreal, QC – Corona Theater
03/26 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Theater
03/27 Cleveland, OH – Cambridge Room @ House of Blues
03/28 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
03/29 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge

Prior to that run, Iced Earth will be out in Europe with Freedom Call and Metaprism on most stops: More...

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Bloodbath Announce North American Tour

Bloodbath will be playing some North American shows in additon to some festival appearances. Here’s what the group have booked:

05/23 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater
05/24 Vancouver, BC – Modified Ghost Festival
05/25 Baltimore, MD – Maryland Deathfest
05/26 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
05/27 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
05/28 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theater
05/29 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre

In other news Bloodbath and Autopsy will have a new split out on December 15th in celebration of Peaceville‘s 30th anniversary.

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Watain, Destroyer 666 Announce North American Tour

Watain, Destroyer 666 and some pending supports will unite for the North American "Pandemoniac Wolf March Tour" in February/March. Watain will be touring in support of their upcoming sixth studio album, "Trident Wolf Eclipse", due out January 05th via Century Media Records.

Check out all dates below:

02/23 Montreal, QC – Le National
02/24 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
02/25 Toronto, ON – Opera House More...

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P.O.D.: Australian/New Zealand Tour Announced

P.O.D. will be going on an April Australian/New Zealand headlining tour run that will find them focusing heavily on material from their 3x platinum album “Satellite“. Check out all dates for that tour below:

04/14 Auckland, NZ – The Studio
04/15 Wellington, NZ – San Fran
04/17 Melbourne, AUS – 170 Russell
04/18 Adelaide, AUS – The Gov
04/20 Sydney, AUS – Factory Theatre
04/21 Brisbane, AUS – Eatons Hill Hotel
04/22 Gold Coast, AUS – Coolangatta Hotel

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Indonesia’s President Gets Signed Metallica CD-Box

Indonesia president Joko Widodo‘s love of metal is well-known since he took office back in 2014. For that reason Denmark’s Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen recently presented Widodo with Metallica‘s latest "Master Of Puppets" deluxe box set as a diplomatic gift. The deluxe box set presented was appropriately enough autographed by one of Denmark’s most famous sons, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.


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BFMV, Marilyn Manson Added To UK "Download Fest"

New additions have been announced for the 2018 edition of the "Download Festival" which is held annually in the UK. Newly added to the event are the following acts:

Bullet For My Valentine
Marilyn Manson
Parkway Drive
Rise Against
BABYMETAL
Alexisonfire
Black Veil Brides
Asking Alexandria
Neck Deep
Meshuggah
In This Moment
The Hives
Body Count
Mayday Parade
Dream State
The Pink Slips

Headlining artists already revealed for the festival include Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne and Avenged Sevenfold. Further artists announcements are still pending. The festival will be held at Donington Park from June 08th-10th.

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Raven Sign With Relaunched Combat Records

The first bands have been announced for the roster of the newly resurrected Combat Records label. Megadeth‘s David Ellefson and his EMP Label Group are behind the label now, which will serve as an EMP imprint. Ellefson has commented that the deal doesn’t include rights to the Combat back catalog however. He issued the below statement on the matter:

“Today is a really exciting day, as after over a year, it was finally announced the we will be relaunching the legendary Combat Records as a new label through EMP Label Group. So excited and honored to be able to revive such an iconic brand that was so instrumental to my history. More...

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Project 86 Premiere New Track "By Constantine"

Project 86 premiere another new song off their upcoming new album, “Sheep Among Wolves“. Stream below “By Constantine” off the new outing, that will be released on December 05th.

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