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Metal News for November 6, 2017

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7 news articles posted on this day.

Voivod Begins Recording New Album

Canadian progressive thrash veterans Voivod has announced via a short post on Facebook that they have today entered the studio to begin recording a new album. The message, which simply read: "It is with great enthousiasm that we announce that Voivod is entering the Studio today for the next full length album! Exciting! Stay connected!" means that this will be the band's first full length album since 2013's, "Target Earth." The gap has been filled in the meantime with the 2016 EP, "Post Society," which comprised of songs released as split singles with Entombed A.D., Napalm Death and At The Gates, as well as a cover of the Hawkwind classic, "Silver Machine" and the title track.

In an interview with Rock Sverige earlier this year, drummer Michel Langevin (AKA, Away) stated that the new record would be a concept album and that it could very likely also be a double album, given the lengths of some of the songs. No further details have been confirmed as of yet.

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Overkill Announces Australian Tour

American thrash metal legends Overkill has announced a string of headline shows in Australia, which will kick off at the end of February in Adelaide. You can see the tour dates below. Overkill are currently promoting their eighteenth studio album, "The Grinding Wheel," which was released earlier this year through Nuclear Blast Records.

The tour dates are as follows:

February 28 - Adelaide - Fowlers Live
March 1 - Brisbane - The Zoo
March 2 - Melbourne - 170 Live
March 3 - Sydney - The Factory Theatre
March 4 - Perth - Rosemount Hotel

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Exalter Premieres "Clandestine Drone Warfare"

Bangladesh's thrash metal band, Exalter has surfaced late this year to give us a brand new full length packed with its trademark style of old school thrash. Carrying on in the style that they cemented on their infamous 'Obituary for the Living' release, now completely sold out, they've worked on their structuring some more and give us an equally enjoyable and even more memorable album in 'Persecution Automated'. With its infallible foundation in Teutonic and in parts even early Canadian thrash metal sound, Exalter are poised to become one of the strongest contenders for Asia's burgeoning thrash metal scene.

You can check out the first track called "Clandestine Drone Warfare" below.

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Ozzy Osbourne To Embark On "Farewell" Tour

Heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne will be headlining festivals across Europe next year in what is, according to the organisers of Graspop Metal Meeting, his "farewell" world tour. Although this is being touted as his final world tour, Osbourne says he may still perform shows "here and there" and it is expected that he will still be releasing another album. An official statement or list of tour dates has yet to be announced by Osbourne's camp, but he has been confirmed to headline the Graspop Metal Meeting festival in Belgium, Denmark's, Copenhell event and both the British and Spanish editions of the Download festival.

Download Festival's promoter, Andy Copping said: "We’re unbelievably excited to have Ozzy as one of the headliners next year. Already hailing from the Midlands, Ozzy Osbourne is no stranger to Download, and after Black Sabbath closed the festival in 2016, how could I not ask The Prince of Darkness to come back all on his own? The Download family are without a shadow of a doubt, in for a treat."

More on this story will be revealed as soon as information becomes available.

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Isolert & Insanity Cult New Full-Album Streaming

Isolert has joined forces with another Greek band named Insanity Cult and debuts the full-album stream of the bands' brand new split release "Towards The Great Dissolution", which is out in stores now via Misanthropic-Art.

Check out now "Towards The Great Dissolution" in its entirety below.

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Halphas Premieres New Song "Through The Forest"

German black metal band Halphas premieres a new song entitled "Through The Forest", taken from the upcoming debut album "Dawn Of A Crimson Empire", which will be released by Folter Records on December 15.

Check out now "Through The Forest" below.

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South Howell, NJ's "Loud Fest" Shut Down By Police

Past Saturday's "Loud Fest" at GameChangerWorld in South Howell, NJ was cut short by police after an altercation between security and some audience members. The fest was booked to feature Despised Icon, Knocked Loose, Internal Bleeding, On Broken Wings, Jesus Piece. The venue issued the below statement on that matter:

"A message from GameChangerWorld & Diamond Concerts:

Due to an altercation between a private contracted security officer and a few concert goers, Howell Township Police cancelled the remainder of tonight’s scheduled show. GameChangerWorld security and staff were NOT involved in the altercation and supported the Howell Police as needed.

Media reports of multiple injuries and transports are fabricated. Howell Police responded to a 911 call and with our staff, we were all able to exit the venue. Any reports of the contrary are not true. More...

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