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Metal News for February 1, 2018

Last updated on February 19, 2018 at 9:06 AM ET

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20 news articles posted on this day.

Misanthropic Rage Debut New Song

Avant-garde/black metal duo Misanthropic Rage are back with their second full length album entitled 'Igne Natura Renovatur Integra' which is going to be released on March 12, 2018 via Godz Ov War Productions.

Below you can listen to a first track from it titled 'The Hammer And The Nails'.

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Morphcored Premiere New Song "Fourfold Fiend"

Morphcored premiere a new song entitled "Fourfold Fiend", taken from their upcoming new album "Beyond The Kings", which is set to release March 2nd Via CDN Records.

Check out now "Fourfold Fiend" below.

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Greber Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Cambridge ON's grind sludge duo Greber, featuring Steve Vargas (The Great Sabatini) and Marc Borugon (ex-Fuck The Facts) will be unleashing their new album "Cemetery Preston" on Friday, February 2, 2018. Through collaborations between Ancient Temple Recordings, Pink Lemonade Recordings, Hibernation Release, No Why Records and d7i Records, the release will be available on vinyl, CD, cassette and digital download.

Before it's officially out, Greber premiere the full stream of the full length below:

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Empress Premiere New Song "Baptizer"

Vancouver, B.C.'s stoner/sludge trio Empress premiere their new song "Baptizer," off the band's upcoming debut EP Reminiscence. Check it out now below.

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Xael Debut New Video "Last Arbiter"

Recently signing to Vancouver, BC's Test Your Metal Records this past December, North Carolina sci-fi metallers Xael have their next video offering "Last Arbiter" as part of their forthcoming sci-fi adventure album of the same title set for later release in 2018.

Check it out below:

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Whoresnation Premiere Two New Songs

French grindcore unit Whoresnation have released two tracks from their forthcoming album "Mephitism". The band's second album was recorded by Steph Lawansch then mixed and mastered by William Blackmon (Gadget, Victims, Lack…) and features artwork by Matt Sidney. "Mephitism" is due out April 13th via Throatruiner Records and Deaf Death Husky Records on 12" vinyl.

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Toarn Debut Official Music Video "Jonah"

Death metal/deathcore outfit Toarn has released the official music video for the single, "Jonah," off of their upcoming debut LP, The Dying Flame, due out February 23 via Luxor Records. Check it out below:

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Forbidden Seasons Debut Video Feat. Riae Suicide

Italian metal band Forbidden Seasons recently premiered the lead single, “Thank you For The Venom,” from their forthcoming, highly anticipated debut album, Promise, which will be available on March 16th from This Is Core Records. Following the single release, the band has now dropped a new video for the track, which was produced by Lucernafilms and features actress Riae Suicide. The song, and album, was composed by Forbidden Seasons with artistic direction and recording from Heavy Tones Recordings Studio and mixed/mastered at Studio Fredman.

Watch the video for “Thank You For The Venom” now below:

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Novareign Premiere New Song "Heavy Heart"

Novareign premiere a new single “Heavy Heart”, taken from their upcoming new album "Legends", which will be out on February 16th via M-Theory Audio.

Check out now "Heavy Heart" below.

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Death On Fire Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

Melodic death metal band Death On Fire stream the entirety of their new album Witch Hunter. The album is set to be released this Friday. Band founder Tim Kenefic commented: "This album is a long time coming. Melodic and brutal with quick progressive changes and a decidedly unique aggressive sound. Buy it, listen to it, love it"

Listen to the album below.

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Blackwülf Premiere New Song "Dead to the World"

Oakland doom rockers Blackwülf premiere a new song entitled "Dead to the World", taken from their upcoming new album "Sinister Sides", which will be released by Ripple Music on February 23rd.

Check out now "Dead to the World" below.

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Harakiri for the Sky Premiere New Song "Stillborn"

Austrian post black metal duo Harakiri for the Sky premiere a new song titled "Stillborn", taken from their upcoming new album "Arson", which will arrive in stores February 16 via AOP Records.

Check out now "Stillborn" below.

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Hammr Debut New Song "Sadistic Poison"

Cleveland’s Hammr debut a new song entitled "Sadistic Poison", taken from their forthcoming new album "Unholy Destruction", which will be out in stores February 23 via Hells Headbangers.

Check out now "Sadistic Poison" below.


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Abyssus Premiere New Song "Operation Ranch Hand"

Greek death metal band Abyssus premiere a new song titled "Operation Ranch Hand", taken from their upcoming new EP "Unleash the Storm", which will be out in stores in March via Death In Pieces Records. The cover art was created by Mfa Xii.

Check out now "Operation Ranch Hand" below.

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Weedeater U.S. Tour Announced

Weedeater will be out touring in March to perform their entire 2007 album “God Luck And Good Speed” on the dates below. The band will be supported by Hyborian and Bask.

03/15 Atlanta, GA – Basement
03/16 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
03/17 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
03/18 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
03/19 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
03/21 Cambridge, MA – Middle East
03/22 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
03/23 Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
03/24 Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar
03/25 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
03/27 Lexington, KY – Cosmic Charlies
03/28 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
03/29 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
03/30 Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone
03/31 Little Rock, AR – Whitewater
04/01 New Orleans, LA – Santos Bar
04/02 Jacksonville FL – Jack Rabbits
04/03 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero

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Greyhaven Premiere New Song & Video

Greyhaven have inked a deal with Will Putney‘s (of Fit For An Autopsy) Equal Vision imprint label Graphic Nature Records. The band’s new effort “Empty Black” will be released through the label on March 16th. A music video for the album’s new single “Echo and Dust – Pt. 1” can be streamed below.

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Just For Fun

John Petrucci Playing The "Super Mario Bros" Theme

See Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci rip through the theme to the classic NES video game "Super Mario Bros" together with YouTuber FamilyJules in the below video.

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Obituary North American Tour Announced

Obituary will be going on a North American tour this spring. They will be joined by Pallbearer, Skeletonwitch and Dust Bolt at the following stops:

05/02 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
05/03 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
05/04 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
05/05 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
05/06 Boston, MA – Sinclair
05/08 Toronto, ON – Opera House
05/09 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
05/10 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
05/11 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
05/12 Detroit, MI – Majestic
05/13 Chicago, IL – Metro
05/15 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
05/16 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
05/18 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
05/19 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
05/21 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
05/22 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
05/23 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
05/25 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
05/26 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
05/27 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
05/29 Austin, TX – Barracuda
05/30 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
05/31 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
06/01 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
06/02 Orlando, FL – The Haven Lounge
06/03 Miami, FL – The Ground

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Megadeth Premiere New Music Video “Lying In State”

Previously available only to their official fan club members, Megadeth have now premiered their music video for their track “Lying In State” to the public at large. Director Leo Liberti helmed the production. With a new effort said to be in the works, this track is expected to serve as the final single from their latest album, “Dystopia“.

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Russian Circles European/UK Tour Announced

Russian Circles will be heading overseas this spring. The group will be joined by Brutus at the following European/UK dates:

05/12 Zottegem, BEL – DUNK! Festival (no Brutus)
05/13 Luxemburg, LUX – Rockhal
05/15 Leeds, UK – Stylus
05/16 London, UK – Oval Space (feat. Bossk)
05/17 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje
05/18 Lojr am Main, GER – Stadthalle Lohr
05/20 Vienna, AUT – Arena
05/22 Bulle, SWI – Ebullition
05/23 Zurich, SWI – Rote Fabrik
05/24 Lyon, FRA – L’Epicerie Moderne
05/25 Laval, FRA – Les Trois Elephants
05/26 Lille, FRA – Aeronef
05/27 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat (feat. SUMAC)
05/30 St. Petersburg, RUS – Erarta Stage (no Brutus)
05/31 Moscow, RUS – Teatr Club (no Brutus)
06/02 Netphen, GER – Freak Valley Festival (no Brutus)

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