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Metal News for December 5, 2017

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30 news articles posted on this day.


Monument Of Misanthropy: Exclusive Track Premiere

Monument Of Misanthropy's new EP titled "Capital Punisher" officially hits stores digitally today, December 5th, 2017 (Krampus Night) via all major digital-retailers (iTunes, GooglePlay, Amazon). Physical orders and exclusive bundles for "Capital Punisher" are available via BigCartel HERE.

Like on the Austrian/French brutal death metal maniacs' critically acclaimed pre-decessor and full-length debut "Anger Mismanagement", French drum-wizard Romain Goulon (Necrophagist, ex-Benighted) is providing studio-drums. Except on band's cover version of The Faceless' track "Prison Born", for which David Diepold (ex-Benighted) delivered his amazing session work.

Today Monument Of Misanthropy has dropped a sinister and erratic new track from the brand new outing, titled "Killing Spree", which can be streamed via YouTube below.


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Eskhaton Release New Song From Forthcoming Album

Australia's death metal force Eskhaton have released the title track from forthcoming album Omegalitheos for mass consumption. The album will be released in early 2018. What do Eskhaton sound like? Let's go with the band's description: "Psychotic Bestial Death Metal of absolute chaos and total death." Need we say more? Find out for yourself below.

Stream the promo video for "Omegalitheos" below.


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Syconaut Release New EP

Swedish Industrial Death Metal band Syconaut released their new EP "Three or More". The EP was was recorded and mixed in "Holken Studio" by David Löfborg and mastered by Plec which runs "The Panic Room Studio". Syconaut was formed in 1999 at Skövde, Sweden. The band´s previous works consist of two full length albums "Burst Into Life (2009), "In Ruins" (2014) and EP "Fractions" (2010).

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Earthless Announce UK/EU Headline Tour

Psychedelic rock trio Earthless have announced their UK/EU headline tour dates for April 2018 in support of their upcoming Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut. They will be supported by Comet Control. Tickets are on sale now.

03.04.18 Kortrijk – De Kreun (BE)
04.04.18 Bristol – The Fleece (UK)
05.04.18 Manchester – The Deaf Institute (UK)
06.04.18 Islington Assembly Hall – London (UK)
07.04.18 Paris – Petit Bain (FR)
08.04.18 Frankfurt – Zoom (DE) More...

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Broken Cross Completes "Militant Misanthrope"

Swedish-based apocalyptic metal/hardcore outfit Broken Cross has completed its second LP, titled Militant Misanthrope, which is being finalized for release in February.

Following the path of the material found on the outfit's recently-issued split 7" with V.E.G.A.S., Broken Cross delivers its most searing material yet with Militant Misanthrope. The sound tone and quality of the new LP yields a heavily enriched sound which bears a vast difference to the earlier lo-fi recordings, with blazing elements of thrash metal heritage seeping its way into the boldly-produced album's nine new anthems. Recorded at Studio Underjord in Norrköping, Sweden (Vanhelgd, Year Of The Goat, Griftegård), and mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust), Militant Misanthrope is completed with drawings inspired by the 1980s/90s anime style and werewolf folklore, created by Dwid Hellion (Integrity).

Militant Misanthrope will see release on February 2nd, on LP with Apocalyptic Visions, on cassette via Judas Chair Collective, and on CD through Psychic Rebellion. Stand by for audio samples, preorders, and more info on the album in the weeks ahead.

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Goya Premiere Music Video "Venenatus"

Hailing from Stoke on Trent UK, Goya is a new post-rock/progressive rock group who have been impressing live audiences with their "must listen to" instrumental debut EP 'Kathmandu' and now they've released their first music video 'Venenatus'.

Watch the music video below.


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Death Keepers Sign With Fighter Records

Spanish Heavy Metallers Death Keepers have just inked a deal with Fighter Records for the release of their debut album to be entitled "Rock This World" which is due to come out next 22nd of January 2018. Stream the track "Rock & Roll City" below.


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Centripetal Force Streaming New Lyric Video

Italian technical Thrashers Centripetal Force, who are about to release their debut EP "Eidetic" next 20th of December through Xtreem Music, have launched a lyric-video of one of the songs, streaming below.


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Mike Lepond's Silent Assassins Debut New Song

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of the new album from Mike Lepond's Silent Assassins, "Pawn and Prophecy" on January 26, 2018. Lepond is extremely excited for the release of his band's sophomore effort, which he describes as a "a collection of epic tales told with the power of heavy metal music. The classic head-banging riffs and kick ass vocals will get your horns and fists in the air. It is an album made FOR metalheads, BY metalheads."

Today, the first song from "Pawn and Prophecy" has been made available for your listening pleasure. Check out "Avengers of Eden" below.

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Eye of Solitude & Marche Funèbre Tour Announced

Eye of Solitude and Marche Funèbre join forces for the “March of Solitude” tour, trekking through Western North America this March.

The pairing of the European doom outfits, Eye of Solitude is from the UK while Marche Funèbre hails from Belgium, brings two of the continent’s most exciting underground doom artists together. Eye of Solitude’s most recent full-length album is Cenotaph, which Metal Injection described as “a very beautiful and emotionally charged album,” with No Clean Singing saying it “is an album that you don’t just listen to. Instead, you live it.” Marche Funèbre’s latest release, Into The Arms of Darkness, was deemed “an introspective album” by Metal Temple, who went on to dub it “melodic,” “lurching” and phenomenal.”

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Xenosis Premiere New Song "Army of Darkness"

New Haven, Connecticut Progressive Death Metal legion Xenosis recently announced their forthcoming 3rd full-length, Devour and Birth. Set for release on January 19th, 2018. The group has a keen knack for creating progressive/technical death metal that blurs the lines and draws from the past and present equally. Today the group launch "Army of Darkness". The first single from Devour and Birth thus far.

You can listen to "Army of Darkness" now below:


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Red Raven Down Debut New Music Video

Finnish, Seinäjoki based metalcore band Red Raven Down have released a new music video 'Ashes'. The track is taken from their upcoming EP 'Phantoms' which will be out December 15th 2017 via Inverse Records. The EP was recorded, mixed and mastered by Mika Autio (HallaFreakquency). The new music video Ashes was directed by Riku Männistö and it is available below:

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The Atomic Bitchwax Premiere New Song

"Hippie Speedball", a brand new track from The Atomic Bitchwax, can be streamed via SoundCloud below. The song is taken from the group's seventh full-length release, "Force Field", which will be out in stores on December 8 through Tee Pee Records.

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Bind Torture Kill Debut New Song & Video

France’s Bind Torture Kill debut a new song entitled "Nourrir le singe", taken from their upcoming new album "Viscères", which will be out in stores January 26, 2018.

Check out now "Nourrir le singe" below.

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Cryptae Premiere New Song "Ventrum"

Dutch death dealers of Cryptae premiere a new song entitled "Ventrum", taken from their upcoming self-titled demo, which will be out December 22 via Sentient Ruin.

Check out now "Ventrum" below.

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Born Of Osiris Recording New Album

Born Of Osiris guitarist Lee McKinney has confirmed via Twitter and Instagram that recording sessions are underway for the group's new full-length release.


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Meshuggah Announce West Coast Tour

Meshuggah, Code Orange and Toothgrinder announce a short West Coast tour together to lead Meshuggah into their performance on the "70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise". Tickets will go on sale December 08th.

01/23 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
01/24 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
01/25 Portland, OR – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
01/26 Sacramento, CA – Acde Of Spades
01/28 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore (no Code Orange)
01/29 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

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BFMV Officially Part Ways With Drummer

Bullet For My Valentine have officially announced the departure of drummer Michael “Moose” Thomas from the band. Moose's exit doesn't arrive as too much of a surprise as Jason Bowld has been handling the drums for Bullet For My Valentine since November, 2015. The band posted the below statement on the matter via Facebook: More...

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Iron Reagan, Despise You, Etc. Announce Mini Tour

Iron Reagan announce a short East Coast headlining run with support from Despise You, Cemetery Piss & Left Cross:

01/10 Teaneck, NJ – Debonair Music Hall
01/11 Providence, RI – Alchemy
01/12 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bazaar
01/13 Reading, PA – Reverb
01/14 Richmond, VA – Champion Brewery

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John 5's Live Album To Be Released In January

Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 will unleash a live album on January 25th called “It’s Alive!”. Pre-orders for that release are available now at john-5.com. An extensive U.S. tour has been booked supporting the neweffort. Check out all dates below: More...

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Loathe & Holding Absence Debut New Songs

Loathe and Holding Absence will release a split together entitled “This Is As One” on February 16th via SharpTone Records. Two tracks from the new outing can be streamed below.

Both bands will be touring the UK together in early 2018 for the release, read on for the dates: More...

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Fozzy, Through Fire, Santa Cruz Tour Announced

Fozzy announce a tour with Through Fire, Santa Cruz and Dark Sky Choir as supports. Check all confirmed dates below: More...

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Bloodbath To Record New Album In Early 2018

Bloodbath expect to enter the studio early next year to record their fifth full-length album. Frontman Nick Holmes confirmed the news recently in an interview with Metal Wani, streaming below:

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"Monster Energy Fort Rock" Fest Lineup Announced

An official announcement has been made concerning the lineup for the 2018 edition of the ‘Monster Energy Fort Rock‘ festival. The Festival will be held at its new home at Markham Park in Sunrise, FL and features the following lineups: More...

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Modern Life Is War Announce Short UK Run

Modern Life Is War announce a short UK run that will take place in June, 2018. See below for the confirmed dates:

06/25 Brighton, UK – Haunt
06/26 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
06/27 Bristol, UK – Exchange
06/28 London, UK – Underworld Camden More...

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Ten Previous Judas Priest Vinyl Albums Re-Pressed

With a new album titled “Firepower” still to come, Judas Priest have re-pressed ten of their previous albums on 180 gram vinyl and released them past weekend. Should you be trying to complete your collection you can find links to all of the new pressings HERE. The U.S. version of Amazon has a number of the new pressings of the albums listed as arriving this Friday, December 08th. Those albums include:

“Defenders Of The Faith“
“Ram It Down“
“Killing Machine“

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Fu Manchu New Album Details Revealed

Fu Manchu‘s 12th studio album “Clone Of The Universe” is scheduled for a February 09th release date through their own label At The Dojo Records. The upcoming record will be their first in 4 years, following the 2014 release of Gigantoid. Recording for the effort took place at The Racket Room in Santa Ana, CA with the band and Jim Monroe handling the production duties. Additional sessions took place with Andrew Giacumakis at Susstudio in Simi Valley, CA. Notably guitarist Alex Lifeson of Rush fame guests on the 18 minute plus track, “IL Mostro Atomico“.

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Architects To Release "Doomsday" 7'' EP

Architects announces a 7'' EP for their current single “Doomsday”, which will be released this Friday, December 08th, in UK. A December 29th release in the United States is planned follow.

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American Nightmare Winter Tour Announced

American Nightmare announces a winter tour with Pissed Jeans, No Warning and more acts appearing on select dates. The run will start around the arrival of American Nightmare‘s new album, which is due out in February via Rise Records.

Check out all dates below: More...

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2018 "Las Rageous" Festival Lineup Revealed

The lineup for the 2018 edition of the ‘Las Rageous‘ festival has been unveiled. ‘Las Rageous‘ will be held at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on April 20th and April 21st. Set to perform next year at the event are the following bands: More...

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