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Metal News for November 5, 2020

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8 news articles posted on this day.


Unearthing The Metal Underground: Hanging Fortress

A massive wave of younger hardcore bands and kids morphing into “Old School Death Metal” influenced bands has been flooding the American metal scene for a while now. Whatever their backgrounds may have been musically and in terms of influence, Toledo’s Hanging Fortress does indeed sound like a hybrid of modern, groove-based hardcore and classic death metal. The majority of such cross-bred bands sound good on paper, depending upon who you ask, yet the results are stale and forgettable more often than not. While the Ohio band in question isn’t pushing the envelope in any area, they stand out because of how catchy their testosterone-fueled death marches prove to be. More...

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Surma Vocalist Shines The Light Within

While 2020 has been a year unlike any other, almost totally negative in fact, the one thing which has surely got the world through the year is music. While a number of old favourites have released new albums, we've also seen some amazing debuts from the likes of Konvent, Calyces and Cult Of Lilith. Tomorrow sees another stellar debut unleashed upon the world in the form of "The Light Within," the first full length from Czech symphonic metal band Surma.

With its bombastic sound, majestic vocals and razor sharp hooks, "The Light Within" may well be the debut album of the year and almost certainly the first step into making a new household name in symphonic metal. To find out more about the record, I spoke with vocalist Viktorie Surmová and discovered a fascinating story behind it, as well as the process behind their music video, "Until It Rains Again" (see below,) how the COVID-19 pandemic has effected Czechia and much more. You can watch the interview in full below. More...

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Omnivortex Premiere Second Single & Music Video

Helsinki, Finland-based death metal band Omnivortex premiere their second single and music video named “At The Mountains Of Madness” from their upcoming debut full-length “Diagrams of Consciousness”. The album will be released on November 20th, 2020 through Concorde Music Company.

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Yoth Iria Premiere New Song & Music Video

Yoth Iria, the brainchild of Greek black metal veterans Jim Mutilator (ex-Rotting Christ, ex-Varathron) and The Magus (ex-Rotting Christ, Necromantia), premiere a new official music video for the track "The Red Crown Turns Black" from their upcoming debut album. Titled "As The Flame Withers" the full-length is scheduled for a 25 January 2021 release date by Pagan Records.

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Ephemerald Premiere New Song "Servant"

Finnish symphonic death metal band Ephemerald will be releasing their debut full length album in early 2021. Today they premiere a first single titled "Servant" from it, streaming via YouTube for you below:

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Obscura Announce Producer For Upcoming Album

Obscura have tapped producer Fredrik Nordström (At The Gates, Opeth) to oversee the recording sessions at his Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. The band recently underwent a restructuring with bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling and guitarist Christian Münzner both rejoining. Austrian drummer David Diepold (Monument Of Misanthropy, Cognizance, etc.) was also added to their ranks to complete Obscura's lineup.

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Hate Eternal Premiere Instrumental 2018 CD-Version

Hate Eternal premiere an instrumental version of their latest outing, their 2018 album “Upon Desolate Sands“, streaming now via Bandcamp for you below:

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Jinjer Premiere New Live Video For "Retrospection"

Jinjer premiere a new live performance video for their song “Retrospection, which was filmed during the group’s March 05th, 2020 concert at Max Watt’s House Of Music in Melbourne, Australia. The track is taken from Jinjer's impending live album, “Alive In Melbourne“, out in stores on November 20th.

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