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Metal News for December 4, 2019

Last updated on December 8, 2019 at 7:45 AM ET

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7 news articles posted on this day.

Melechesh Announces European Tour

Melechesh have announced that they are set to start 2020 with a bang: the band have revealed their Sumerian Sonic Magick Tour, set to lead them across Europe in January 2020 including a date at London venue, the Boston Music Rooms on 12th January. W.E.B. and Selvans will join the Sumerian black metal band, with more bands due to be announced soon. You can purchase tickets for the London show via the link below!

Singer Ashmedi commented:
"We are itching to hit the road yet again and deliver some unrelenting sumerian sonic magick to you. As always expect nothing but quality and energy... See you soon friends."

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Lovebites Reveals New Album Details

Japanese power metal outfit Lovebites has revealed that the title of their new album will be "Electric Pentagram" and that it is due to be released on January 31st through JPU Record. In addition to this, the group has uploaded the album's first music video, "When Destinies Align," which can be seen below, along with the tracklisting and artwork.


1. Thunder Vengeance
2. Holy War
3. Golden Destination
4. Raise Some Hell
5. Today Is The Day
6. When Destinies Align
7. A Frozen Serenade
8. Dancing With The Devil
9. Signs Of Deliverance
10. Set The World On Fire
11. The Unbroken
12. Swan Song More...

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Vader Announces North American Tour

Polish extreme metal veterans, Vader, have announced their 2020 North American tour. The 23-date trek will kick off at Brick By Brick in San Diego on February 4 and will make stops in Orlando, Brooklyn and Chicago before concluding on February 28 at 1720 in Los Angeles. Joining the band on tour are special guests Abysmal Dawn and Hideous Divinity.

The band comments, "VADERMANIAX in North America! I am so excited to inform you all about our come back to USA and Canada after almost three years. 2020 is very special for Vader and that’s why we are so proud to start on your continent. In cooperation with Continental Concerts, Massive Music and Nuclear Blast, we will visit 23 cities in February and we will indeed bring madness for you. Three albums have anniversaries and we’ll focus on those: De Profundis - 25 years; Litany - 20 years and The Art of War - 15 years. We will definitely play some tunes from our last record Thy Messenger and something real fresh from Vader’s upcoming album. ARE YOU READY?!"

Vader will be touring in support of three album anniversaries as well as their latest EP, Thy Messenger.

Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming full length album, which was recorded by Scott Akins at Grindstone Studios in the UK. A new song will be coming soon.

Ticket for the tour will be available for purchase this Friday at 9 AM, Pacific. More...

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Archon Angel Posts New Music Video Online

Archon Angel was formed by producer/guitarist Aldo Lonobile (Secret Sphere) and former Savatage, Circle II Circle and current Trans-Siberian Orchestra lead vocalist Zak Stevens while both were working on the Timo Tolkki’s Avalon album "Return To Eden." After Lonobile submitted some song ideas reminiscent of the classic Savatage sound, the two felt the magic was there and wasted no time in crafting a striking metal album that also features songwriting contributions from Italian rock royalty Simone Mularoni (DGM, Sweet Oblivion) and Alessandro Del Vecchio (Lonobile’s bandmate in Edge Of Forever among many other activities).

The album itself deals with a central character, the "Archon," who is a modern day angel, although the concept dates back to the religious system of Gnosticism with the Archon acting as a medium who brings messages to God (or Demiurge) from the people of Earth. The listener is invited to follow the story and life of the Archon as he is called upon to protect the earth’s inhabitants through frightening and turbulent times.

Of the first single and album title track, "Fallen," Stevens says, "The song accompanies the Archon on his journey in transitioning from a successful businessman, who leads a life of excess and
egoism, to a superhero who will clean up the city and eventually save the world from self destruction. In the song, he is reminiscing about his past and the family he left behind, while summoning the power that called him to save the world to hear him." More...

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Enslaved Enters The Studio

Norwegian metal avant-gardists Enslaved have some big news for their fans: the band have just entered the studio and are currently working on new material for their upcoming album. This new gem will be released once again via Nuclear Blast Records and has a tentative release date of May 2020.

Band founding member and guitarist Ivar Bjørnson stated about the recordings:
"The days are growing darker in the Northern hemisphere - and Bergen is covered in a blanket of frost. This sets the scene as we have entered the studio to record the new Enslaved album. Since our last album, we have a "new" drummer - in quotation marks, since he has been with us behind the scenes for more than a decade. Together with me (Ivar Bjørnson and Grutle Kjellson) he constitutes the production team on this new album - and as before we will record in Bergen in Duper Studio and next door at Iver's Solslottet Studio. Before crossing the mountains eastwards to Örebro into Fascination Street where Jens Bogren will handle the mix.

"The new material I feel is very powerful. The Enslaved signature is there, but there is a wild drive and a level of energy that makes me extremely excited. All five members have poured their dedication and souls into the preparations, and there are new sides to the band shown that will elevate this album. "

Just weeks ago, Enslaved renewed the bond with Nuclear Blast and re-signed to the label. With that, a successful collaboration lasting for more or less ten years continues. A collaboration that two years ago produced the universally lauded album "E," in which the progressive metal masters once again reinvented themselves and brought Enslaved to a new level.

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Motley Crue And Def Leppard Team Up For Tour

The world’s most iconic and celebrated rock legends will hit the road together next summer for a co-headlining tour SO MASSIVE that it could only be held in America’s biggest stadiums. The Stadium Tour featuring Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, with Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts will hit select cities in the US where each band will bring their electrifying stage shows while promising to perform their stadium sized anthems. Produced by Live Nation, the summer tour is set to steamroll through America, visiting the country’s most iconic stadiums, was announced today at SiriusXM’s Hollywood Studios live on the Volume Channel 106.

Tickets will go on-sale to the general public beginning Friday, December 13 at 10 AM at www.LiveNation.com, check local listings for details. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, December 10 at 10 AM, local time until Thursday, December 12 at 10 PM, local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit citientertainment.com.

Following the huge success of their Netflix biopic The Dirt, Mötley Crüe has seen a massive surge in new audience with fans around the world demanding the band tour again. This lead to the band members reuniting and announcing that "Mötley Crüe is back" just recently. While The Dirt caused a meteoric 350% increase in streams of Mötley Crüe's music across all platforms and the younger 18-44 demographic now represents 64% of the band’s fanbase most of the new fans have never seen any of the band's legendary live shows that Crüeheads have relished for close to 4 decades. Mötley Crüe is also celebrating the 30th Anniversary of their #1 charting, 7x Platinum album, Dr. Feelgood this year. The band is ready to deliver an over the top stage show packed full of hit songs. More...

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Evadne Posts New Song Online

Spanish Melodic Doom/Death Metal band Evadne has posted another remastered track online from their forthcoming compilation album, "Dethroned Of Our Souls." You can check out the song, "Awaiting" below. The album is set to be released tomorrow (December 5th) through the Armenian label Funere.

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