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Metal News for February 1, 2019

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14 news articles posted on this day.

Deserted Fear Posts New Music Video Online

Death metal masters, Deserted Fear, will release their new album, "Drowned By Humanity," on February 8th via Century Media Records. A video for the new single, "Reflect The Storm", can be seen below.

Says the band: "This week we present you 'Reflect The Storm', the last appetizer before the official album release. Drowned By Humanity is a very intimate record which comprises various emotions. As we returned from our Europe tour at the end of 2017, we directly began to write new songs and this song conveys the feeling of being on road like no other. 'Reflect The Storm' is an ode to our fans, event organizers, bands and our crew – people whom we have met on tour and who have become our friends! More...

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Battle Beast Posts Album Trailer Online

Finnish heavy metallers, Battle Beast, will release their album, "No More Hollywood Endings," on March 22nd via Nuclear Blast Records. The band have launched a behind-the scenes-trailer about the album recording process. You can check it out below.

The eleven featured songs on No More Hollywood Endings were recorded by keyboardist Janne Björkroth, Viktor Gullichsen and guitarist Joona Björkroth at JKB Studio; the record was also produced and mixed by Janne. Last but no least, the cover artwork was created by Jan Yrlund (Korpiklaani, Manowar), who already took care of the Bringer Of Pain design.

Janne stated about the forthcoming record, "The heavy songs are heavier, pop-delights brighter, rock vibes stronger, and sounds richer than before. The emotional scale is wider, and everything is bigger. Stay tuned for 2019!" More...

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Okilly Dokilly To Release Second Album In March

Viral sensations Okilly Dokilly - the world's only "Nedal" band - recently announced their "Reneducation" US headline tour, and surprise surprise, there's a new album to go along with it. Okilly Dokilly are exci-diddly-ited to announce that they've completed work on their second full-length album, entitled "Howdilly Twodilly."

Howdilly Twodilly is set for release on March 29th, but fans can stream the first single, "Reneducation". The song is also available for download now via iTunes and Bandcamp. The Howdilly Twodilly album will be available for pre-order soon via retailers such as iTunes and Bandcamp. Track listing will be announced soon.

Head Ned says about the track: "We hope all our neighborinos out there are prepared for 'Reneducation'. We're more excited than Rod and Todd on a pixie stick bender to be releasing it. We hope it brings everyone a little closer to Ned."

Recently, Metal Underground caught up with Head Ned in London to discuss "Howdilly Twodilly" and other subjects. You can also check it out below. More...

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Candlemass Posts New Music Video Online

Candlemass has come full circle: Their first singer Johan Langquist (who left the band after singing on the legendary 1986 debut "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus") has returned! They are set to release their 12th full length album "The Door To Doom" on February 22nd via Napalm Records.

Now Candlemass have dropped the second song from the album featuring legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi. Watch the video for "Astorolus - The Great Octopus" below.

Leif Edling states:
"Here's the video for Astorolus. Monsters and Gods come in different shapes. The eternal wheel of birth and death portrayed in a cool video and great song. Talking about gods, the master himself, Tony Iommi is playing the solo here (part 1+2 out of 3). Immense feeling, wonderful tome, so much presence! Just incredible! Hats off to him for helping us out. A dream coming true! Looking forward to play it live on the tour with Ghost. We're rehearsing it right now. New stuff and the old classics. Can't wait to go out on this tour. Johan is back singing, "The Door to Doom" is getting brilliant reviews, the band is in great form... Will be a blast!" More...

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Vltimas Posts New Lyric Video Online

Three-piece extreme metal formation Vltimas are now premiering a new lyric video for the song "Diabolus Est Sanguis". The track is taken from the forthcoming debut album 'Something Wicked Marches In'. The band, consisting of David Vincent (ex-Morbid Angel), Rune Blasphemer Eriksen (ex-Mayhem, Aura Noir) and Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy), will release their brand new offering on March 29, 2019 via Season of Mist.

The video for "Diabolus Est Sanguis" off the death metal powerhouse can be found on the official Season of Mist YouTube channel at the link below. More...

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Children Of Bodom Posts New Lyric Video Online

Finland's melodic death superstars Children Of Bodom are set to release their tenth album, Hexed, on March 8, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has unleashed the official lyric video for their new single "The Road." You can check it out below.

COB frontman, guitarist, and mastermind Alexi Laiho comments: "This Road was actually the last song I wrote but it ended up being the opening track and also one of the singles which makes me happy cos it’s one of my faves. It’s different from anything we’ve done since Follow the Reaper but it’s still new. Check it out and you’ll know what I mean."

"Hexed" saw the return to Finland’s Danger Johnny Studios where they were reunited with Mikko Karmila ("I Worship Chaos," "Halo Of Blood," "Hatebreeder," "Follow the Reaper" & "Hate Crew Deathroll") who recorded everything except keyboards and also produced the album with the band. Janne Wirman recorded keyboards at Beyond Abilities Studios. The album was mixed and mastered at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland.

For this album, the band enlisted Deins Forkas to create the album artwork. Bassist Henkka Blacksmith commented on the cover, “For some years already I have wanted to try a different approach with our cover art. We are so used to digital art so that is really hard to do something else. Doing it all the way with a computer is somewhat safe and convenient. This time we all agreed to try it old school. We found this cool dude and gave him simple instructions. The cover has to be purple and the reaper has to be central. Half a year later we got his work, and with a little tweaking, we have the cover of Hexed. It is very different from what we are used to, even the Reaper looks different, but at the same time very spooky.“

Hexed track list:
1. This Road
2. Under Grass and Clover
3. Glass Houses
4. Hecate’s Nightmare
5. Kick in the Spleen
6. Platitudes and Barren Words
7. Hexed
8. Relapse (The Nature of My Crime)
9. Say Never Look Back
10. Soon Departed
11. Knuckleduster
12. I Worship Chaos (live)
13. Morrigan (live)
14. Knuckleduster (remix) More...

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Marvel Releases Monster Magnet Cover

It's the first Friday in the month, it means a new Guilty Pleasure by Märvel. This time the band has Märvelized Monster Magnets classic hit "Power Trip." The Swedish power-trio have filled the track with energy and kept original songs groove. Power Trip is perhaps best known for being a monster hit of the '90s. Märvel, however, shows that the song is more than just a '90s throwback, its a great piece of Rock N Roll.

The first Friday each month Märvel is releasing a new track from their upcoming album "Guilty Pleasure." The song is preceded by a music quiz about the upcoming song on the band's facebook page. The first of February the band releases their version of Monster Magnets hit "Power Trip." Earlier the band have released Guilty Pleasures as Dire Straits - "Sultans of Swing," REO Speedwagon - "Keep Pushin"' and Rick Derringer - "Rock & Roll, Hoochie Koo." The album "Guilty Pleasure" is out 12th of April on The Sign Records.

You can check out the Monster Magnet cover here

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Anvil Premieres New Music Video

Canadian heavy metal legends Anvil has posted a new music video online for the song, "Bitch In The Box." You can check it out below. The song is available as a digital single and is also featured on the trio's latest studio album, "Pounding The Pavement," which hit the shelves in January of last year through SPV/Steamhammer.

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Powerwolf Makes Bristol Howl

While tour packages can often cater to fans of a specific sound, it can be said that the best lineups are ones which offer something for everyone. Last week, German power metal quintet Powerwolf rolled into the south west of England to perform at the SWX club, bringing countrymen Kissin' Dynamite and Scandinavian band Amaranthe with them. The tour promised a lot but did it deliver? Read on MacDuff...

Kicking off proceedings tonight was German glam metal outfit Kissin' Dynamite. The band are all in their twenties but have already released six albums and been around for over a decade and it's little surprise that they've been going so long while they're so young, because they put on one hell of a show. They make it known that their mission is to "bring back stadium rock" while at the SWX club may not be Madison Square Garden, the quintet create a huge atmosphere, which begun immediately with the awesome opener, "I've Got The Fire." Kissin' Dynamite has a really powerful sound which seems like it'll work in any setting, pounding skulls with such songs as "Sex Is War" and "I Will Be King," the latter of which was accompanied by frontman Hannes Braun going full Freddie Mercury and taking to the stage in crown and cape. A fantastic reminder of just how fun heavy metal can be, Kissin' Dynamite will only get bigger. More...

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Mastodon Posts Tour Recap Video

Atlanta, Georgia based heavy metal stars Mastodon has posted a new video online, the fourth in a series chronicling their recent tour. You can check it out below. The band stated: "Billy Butterslax keeps busy on the road! We had a blast having our buddy, Danger Ehren on the road for a few days last summer. UK and Europe, has been a great tour so far!"

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Nightrage Posts New Single Online

Nightrage is back with their second single, "The Damned", from their upcoming album "Wolf To Man" where the band invites us to a mesmerizing melodic musical journey, telling the truthful story that guides us all the way to the inevitable demise of mankind. The music delivers a delicate and well-balanced blend between brutality and melody, and also an intricate mix of thrashing riffs, airy instrumentals and hooking choruses to bang your fists to. "The Damned" will be released February 1st via Despotz Records.

"Humans have given up on living for real and now just live for next cheap thrill not giving a shit how to make it to the next day. It's more important to have many “likes” on social media then it is to take care of or interact with the ones living around you. We and our bodies are just empty shells now losing the last of our damned souls to the cheap thrill of fake life online. It's our own fault. Hate us and blame us. We are the damned!" - Nightrage

This relentless story of extinction is told with as much aggression as there is intriguing and mesmerizing melodies. Memorable hooks and some of the catchiest choruses that metal has seen in decades, does nothing to compromise the brutality and honesty that Nightrage is known for. More...

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Aenimus Discuss New Album Themes

With an arsenal of technical skills ready to unleash upon the world, Bay Area natives Aenimus are set to release their forthcoming sophomore album, "Dreamcatcher," on February 22nd via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, guitarists Sean Swafford and Jordan Rush discuss the horror themes behind Dreamcatcher. Watch the trailer below.

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Ashen Horde Posts New Lyric Video Online

Hailing from the cold, unforgiving wastelands of Hollywood, California, Ashen Horde is a two-piece band that strives to embrace a multitude of extreme metal sub-genres, without being bound to any one of them. Drawing influence from metal’s crème de le extreme, from Enslaved and Devin Townsend to Ihsahn and Opeth, Ashen Horde (aka Trevor Portz and Stevie Boiser (Vale of Phath, Inferi)), may have a sound rooted in death and black metal, but can’t truly be called either.

Originally launched as a one-man project in 2013 by writer and multi-instrumentalist Trevor Portz, Ashen Horde has released two albums, as well as several EPs, over the past three years. Beginning with the ambitious Sanguinum Vindicta trilogy, Portz has worked tirelessly to develop a sound that is both challenging and unique. More...

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Psycroptic Announces North American Tour

Australian technical death metal outfit Psycroptic has announced that they will embark on a headlining tour of the United States this Spring. The tour is in support of their latest album, "As The Kingdom Drowns," which was released in November last year and will see them being joined by stoner death metal trio Cannabis Corpse, as well as French death metal outfit Gorod and Green Bay, Wisconsin's, Micawber.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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