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Metal News for November 9, 2020

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6 news articles posted on this day.

Mantar Releases Full Wacken 2018 Set Online

Bremen born, Hamburg founded duo Mantar has released their full performance from the 2018 Wacken Open Air festival. You can check it out below. The set was recorded during their tour in support of their third album, "The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze," which was released the same year through Nuclear Blast Records. Earlier this year, the two released, "Grungetown Hooligans II," a collection of covers of songs by the likes of Sonic Youth, L7 and Mazzy Star among others. More...

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Orange Goblin Reschedules Livestream Shows

Having already seen their extensive plans for a 2020 25th Anniversary tour dashed by the global pandemic, UK heavy metal titans Orange Goblin recently announced not one, but two global live stream events celebrating all stages of the band’s lengthy existence to date. With the newly announced lockdown meaning that punters who had paid for a ticket to see the band in the flesh at these shows would not be allowed in, the band refused to give up – instead they simply re-scheduled the dates and decided that, come hell or high water, the Orange Goblin 25th anniversary will take place

Therefore, the four piece will now perform a pair of globally streamed pay-per-view shows online, still with a limited capacity live audience also in attendance, in London on December 18th and 19th.

Titled "From Planet Ten…. to the House of God," the first night will concentrate solely on material from the bands early, Rise Above Records era releases.

The following night’s performance goes under the name of "They Come Back….The Filthy & The Damned," and will focus on songs from post-Rise Above years, right up to and including material from the acclaimed latest album "The Wolf Bites Back."

And the celebrations don’t end there, as each night of the online event will feature live stream exclusive behind the scene access, interviews, exclusive merchandise, chat rooms, Q&A’s and the chance to win exclusive Orange Goblin prizes! And for a very lucky few, there are extremely limited tickets available to attend the gigs in person at The Dome, in North London!

Vocalist Ben Ward is philosophical about the change of dates:

"Obviously the second nationwide lockdown is a massive pain in the arse for everyone and now due to the venue being shut throughout November we have no choice but to reschedule these special live / live stream shows to Friday 18th and Saturday 19th December! We are very sorry to everyone for the inconvenience but we sincerely hope that everyone can still join us for what will be two very special 25th Anniversary shows and the last ever with our original bassist and best buddy Martyn Millard! All tickets previously purchased to attend the shows will still be valid for the new dates, as will any pre-purchased live stream access. It's pretty ironic that these shows will now take place on the exact same dates as we were due to perform in London as part of the UK tour. Apologies once again for the postponement but these things are obviously out of our hands and we all hope you can all join us in December!" More...

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Untamed Land Signs With Napalm Records

Napalm Records is pleased to welcome a unique new discovery from the depths of the metal underground to its growing roster. The world’s very first black metal band incorporating the feral, desolate sounds of classic, old western cinematics – Untamed Land – has just inked a worldwide record deal with the premier rock and metal label.

Untamed Land explores yet uncharted territory, evoking the sound and atmosphere of classic Spaghetti Western soundtracks with a crushing black metal foundation. Based in Akron, Ohio, USA, Patrick Kern, the exceptional mind behind Untamed Land, merges the seemingly infinite sonic environment of the Wild West with crushing rhythms and the sweeping force of cinematic scores à la Ennio Morricone.

Now, after releasing their debut album, "Between The Winds," in 2018, Untamed Land is currently working on their second full-length album – more to be announced soon.

Patrick Kern of Untamed Land states:
"I'm incredibly honored and excited to be working with this legendary label. Napalm Records has worked with so many amazing bands and has been an enduring part of the story of metal music. To have the opportunity to be a part of this legacy is absolutely unbelievable and I would like to sincerely thank everyone who has supported this project. Stay tuned for a new adventure coming soon."

Napalm Records A&R Sebastian Muench states:
"Untamed Land is one of the most exciting new bands we came across in recent years and is a perfect blend of Summoning, Caladan Brood with a touch of a post-apocalyptic world feel in the style of the Marshall Bravestarr TV-series. Welcome to the Napalm family!"

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Warfect Bassist Discusses "Spectre Of Devastation"

Thrash metal's heyday was unquestionably the eighties. But in the mid 2000s, metal fans all over the world, tired by the dominance of metalcore, death core and before that, nu metal, took inspiration from the likes of Exodus, Overkill and Destruction to forge a second wave of thrash metal. This new generation, featuring bands such as Evile, Warbringer and Gama Bomb has achieved varied success since the launch, with more and more bands performing the tried and tested sub-genre. One group who has taken up this mantel hails from the Swedish town of Uddevalla and go by the name of Warfect.

This Friday, Warfect will unleash their fourth studio album, "Spectre Of Devastation," their first through Napalm Records and which boasts impressive cover art by Andreas Marschall. To find out more about the album, the art, the concept, signing with Napalm and what it's like to be a thrash band in a country better known for death metal, I spoke with bassist Kris Wallstrom. You can watch the interview in full below. More...

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Fullminator Premiere New Beastie Boys Cover

Space thrashers Fullminator have released a music video of their cover of the Beastie Boys classic "Fight For Your Right". The song is from their upcoming EP "Omniplasm" which will be released on December 12th.

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Valravne Premiere New Single

Valravne from Asheville, North Carolina premiere a new standalone single titled "It Howls, Cornered, Wounded, Dying". The track was recorded at Clean Sheets Studios, Asheville, NC and can be streamed via YouTube below:

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