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Metal News for February 11, 2017

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9 news articles posted on this day.

Emperor Complete Works Set Released

Remember that Emperor complete discography boxed set announced by Blood Music back in '14? It's finally finished and been shipped off to all the lucky bastards who jumped on it while it was still available. The label issued this announcement:

"Nearly 4 years from start to finish, the Emperor official 'The Complete Works' box is finally finished. All production parts finished and shipped to everyone from whom payment was received.

"A huge thanks to everyone who pre-ordered this set and patiently waited during the entire ordeal. Needless to say, every single person who worked on this set was driven completely insane by it. That's not hyperbole whatsoever, this set kicked the shit out of everyone who touched it.

"In the end, it took around 30 trips to the post office where I took up the entire back area to the point that the postal workers couldn't even move around for several days.

"I honestly wish more people could own the set, but due to the entire logistics of it and the sparing no expense portion of its production, it's only going to remain in the hands of a limited amount of people, sadly. When you build something where money is no object, that's the unfortunate side effect. But the response so far has been incredible - I've heard many times over that the value to quality of the box set was very well worth it. More...

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Cognitive Embarks On New Tour

New Jersey death metal legion Cognitive will kick off a nineteen-date North American live takeover supporting Seeker this weekend.

The band's latest batch of live incursions will stretch from February 12th to March 4th with additional support provided by The Grindmother and Wvrm on select dates.

Cognitive continues to tour in support of the "Deformity" full-length album released last Fall via Unique Leader. Captured at Full Force Studio by Joe Cincotta and mastered at West West Side Studios by Alan Douches, the nine-track crusher includes a guest appearance by Misery Index's Mark Kloeppel. More...

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Barren Earth Recruits New Keyboardist

Keyboardist Antti Myllynen has officially joined the ranks of Barren Earth as the band works on a new album. Barren Earth issued this update:

"Greetings Barren Earthlings! We would like to welcome and present Antti Myllynen as the new keyboardist of Barren Earth. He is a passionate and incredibly talented player who rocked with us on our recent European tour. He is also highly involved in perfecting the new songs, and his creativity is bringing the upcoming album to previously unexplored musical territory on the Barren Earthscape. A dream scenario for us! At the same time, we would like to thank Kasper Mårtenson for his amazing contribution to Barren Earth and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors."

Mårtenson issued this statement about the situation: "Dear fans of Barren Earth, It is with sadness that I have the following announcement to make. After eight years, sixty-four gigs, three albums and one EP with Barren Earth I have decided to leave the band. At this moment I feel, and actually have been feeling for quite a while, that with Barren Earth I have achieved what I was hoping to achieve back when the band started. I don’t believe that the band could continue to fulfill my musical interests, and I’ll be focusing on gentler stuff in the future.

"There is no ill will whatsoever involved in this. I have had a helluva good time in Barren Earth, have many great memories to cherish, and we remain friends. And this is not to say I won’t be playing with Oppu, Marko, Sami, Janne and Jón ever again in one context or another. But as it stands right now, I’m off."

Barren Earth will continue working on the new album to follow 2015's "On Lonely Towers," which will be immortalized this spring in V. Santura’s Woodshed Studios. More...

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Lvx Haeresis Premieres New Song "IV"

Swiss black metal band Lvx Haeresis premieres a new song entitled "IV", taken from the upcoming debut album "Descensus Spiritus", which will be out in stores March 11 via Atavism Records. The album was mastered by V. Santura (Triptykon, Dark Fortress, Secrets of the Moon, etc.) and its cover art was created by Lemmy Gonthier.

Check out now "IV" below.

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Revel In Flesh Debuts New Music Video "Casket Ride

German death metal outfit Revel In Flesh debuts a new music video for "Casket Ride", taken from the band's latest album "Emissary Of All Plagues", out in stores via Cyclone Empire.

Check out now "Casket Ride" below.

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Wildways Premieres New Song & Music Video

Russian metalcore outfit Wildways premieres a new single and music video "Don't Go". A digital single for the track was also released via Artery Recordings on all leading digital retailer portals.

Check out now "Don't Go" below.

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Memoriam Debuts New Song & Lyric Video

Memoriam - featuring ex-Bolt Thrower vocalist Karl Willetts and drummer Andrew Whale alongside Benediction guitarist Scott Fairfax and bassist Frank Healy - debuts a new song and lyric video entitled "Surrounded By Death". The track is taken from the upcoming new album "For The Fallen", which will be released March 24th throuch Nuclear Blast.

Check out now "Surrounded By Death" below.

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American Sin Premieres Two New Videos

Cincinnati, OH metal outfit American Sin recently has signed with Sumerian Records and premieres two new singles and music videos titled "So Far Down" and "Empty".

Check out now "So Far Down" below and "Empty" after the jump.

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Death Therapy Debuts New Song & Lyric Video

Death Therapy - the new band project led by ex-Becoming The Archetype vocalist/bassist Jason Wisdom - debuts a new song and lyric video entitled "Slow Dance (With Death)", taken from the upcoming debut effort, "The Storm Before The Calm", which will be released February 24th on Solid State Records.

Check out now "Slow Dance (With Death)" below.

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