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Metal News for December 11, 2016

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6 news articles posted on this day.

Gatecreeper Announces North American Tour

Arizona death metal legion Gatecreeper has announced new North American tour dates for March 2017 providing support for Nails and label mates Toxic Holocaust. The full tour schedule is as follows:

Mar 17 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
Mar 18 Durham, NC Motorco Music Hall
Mar 19 Washington, DC Rock & Roll Hotel
Mar 20 Richmond, VA Broadberry
Mar 21 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
Mar 22 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
Mar 23 Boston, MA Middle East
Mar 24 Montreal, QC Foufounes Electriques
Mar 25 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace
Mar 26 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
Mar 27 Columbus, OH Park Street
Mar 28 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
Mar 29 Seattle, WA Neumos
Mar 30 Portland, OR Analog Theater
Mar 31 Oakland, CA New Parish More...

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The Drip Streaming "Anathema"

Washington State quintet The Drip just premiered a second track off "The Haunting Fear of Inevitability." Hear the frantic sounds of “Anathema” below.

Guitarist Bobby Mansfield commented on new track: “The process of becoming a monster and the path of the dark arts and occult that lead to it. A crushing track from our new record.”

January 13th, 2017 will see the worldwide release of "The Haunting Fear of Inevitability." The Drip has scheduled a record release show for the same day at The Observatory in Spokane, WA.

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The Obsessed Releases 1st Song In 20 Years

Iconic doom band The Obsessed just released a first track in over 20 years, titled "Sodden Jackal." Check it out below!

Relapse Records comments: "The track features heavy lyricism, indelible riffs and hell-raising chord progressions coalescing to form a timeless masterpiece."

Additionally, The Obsesseed will be releasing a first new album in two decades via Relapse Records this coming spring. Stay tuned for more details. More...

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Decibel Magazine Tour 2017 Revealed

Florida death metal legends Obituary were just confirmed for the sixth annual Decibel Magazine tour. The band will provide direct support for Kreator with additional support from Midnight and Horrendous.

Tickets for the 2017 Decibel Magazine tour can be found here and all dates and venues are below. Obituary will also release an exclusive flexi track to appear in the annual Decibel tour issue of the magazine due out March 2017.

Mar 17 Charlotte, NC Underground
Mar 18 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Mar 19 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
Mar 20 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
Mar 21 Houston, TX House of Blues
Mar 22 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Mar 24 Phoenix, AZ Club Red
Mar 25 Santa Ana, CA Observatory
Mar 26 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Mar 27 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
Mar 28 Seattle, WA Neptune
Mar 29 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
Mar 31 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom
Apr 01 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
Apr 04 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
Apr 06 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze
Apr 07 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Apr 08 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
Apr 09 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Apr 11 Toronto, ON Opera House
Apr 12 Montreal, QC Club Soda
Apr 13 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Apr 14 New York, NY Irving Plaza
Apr 15 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts More...

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Sunday Old School: Nasum

We've seen before in our Sunday Old School series of columns how grindcore, a sub-genre more or less agreed upon to have been started in England, a suitably grim setting for such a filthy style, has spread throughout the world since its genesis. While the scenes in the UK and the United States provided us with some of grindcore's biggest names such as Carcass and Brutal Truth, bands such as Cripple Bastards in Italy showed that the style wasn't just limited to English speaking nations and such is the case with today's featured band, Nasum.

Nasum were formed in 1992 in the city of Örebro by guitarist Anders Jakobson and drummer Rickard Alriksson, who also provided vocals, a rare thing but seen before by such bands as Autopsy. They were soon joined in their endeavour by Polish guitar player Mieszko Talarczyk, who joined in time to participate in recording the split release, "Who Shares the Guilt?/Blind World" with Agathocles through Poserslaughter Records. It was the first of a number of split releases, which saw the band share vinyl with the likes of Psycho, Autoritär and Abstain amongst many others, with EPs of their own finally surfacing in 1995 and 1997 unde thte titles, "Industrislaven" and "World In Turmoil" respectively. More...

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This Ending Premieres New Lyric Video

Swedish melodic death metal act This Ending - featuring ex-Amon Amarth drummer Fredrik Andersson - premieres a new lyric video for the song "Garden Of Death", the title track of This Ending's third album, which was released on April 22 via Apostasy Records.

Check out now "Garden Of Death" below.

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