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Metal News for February 12, 2018

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August Burns Red Leads Fort Lauderdale Revolution

It's always good to step out of your comfort zone. Whether it be trying new food, visiting another country, or in this case, checking out a different style of music than normal, it doesn't hurt to do something unfamiliar. On this occasion, I decided to make use of my last night in the United States to check out the Revolution venue in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and witness a show headlined by August Burns Red.

Having unfortunately arrived too late to catch Australian openers Ocean Grove, it was Birmingham, Alabama natives Erra who were first up for this reporter. Being unfamiliar with their catalogue, or indeed any of the catalogues on the bill, I can see only comment on the performances themselves. Erra are certainly one of the more interesting bands on the metalcore spectrum, possessing a progressive and slightly left field sound, most notably their open use of keyboards. The crowd reacted well from the beginning to end and many were well versed in their repotoir, with some songs receiving substantially bigger responses than others. All in all, a very good performance from a group with more to offer than many other bands in their field. More...

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Judas Priest's Tipton Diagnosed w/ Parkinson's

10 years ago, Judas Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton was diagnosed with the access of the early stages of Parkinson's disease. Nevertheless the 70-year-old heavy metal veteran has lived his life as the great live guitarist he has always been known for.

At present, Tipton is able to perform some of the less challenging Judas Priest tracks, but due to the nature of Parkinson's progression, he wants to let the fans know that he won't be touring with the band for the time being. Glenn Tipton has requested Judas Priest producer and Hell guitarist Andy Sneap to step in for him.

Says Glenn: "I want everyone to know that it's vital that the Judas Priest tour go ahead and that I am not leaving the band - it's simply that my role has changed. I don't rule out the chance to go on stage as and when I feel able to blast out some Priest! So at some point in the not-too-distant future, I'm really looking forward to seeing all of our wonderful metal maniacs once again."

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Disconnected Debut New Song "Blind Faith"

Disconnected debut a new song titled "Blind Faith", taken from their upcoming new album "White Colossus", which will be out in stores March 23, 2018 via Apathia Records.

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Divine Realm Premiere New Song "Hanging Valleys"

Canadian Instrumental Progressive Metal/Prog-Rock/Djent influenced group Divine Realm premiere a new song entitled "Hanging Valleys", taken from their upcoming new album "Nordicity", which will be out in stores worldwide March 2nd in association with It Djents.

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Night In Gales Premiere New Official Video

On February 23rd, 2018 the new melodic death metal masterpiece "The Last Sunsets" by Night In Gales will finally be released. With "The Abyss" we present the first official video for the album to you below:

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Kalmah Premiere New Song "Evil Kin"

Finland's melodic death metal outfit Kalmah premiere a new song titled "Evil Kin", taken from their upcoming new album "Palo", which will be out in stores via Spinefarm Records on April 6th.

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Windswept Debut Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Ukrainian band Windswept - featuring members of Drudkh, Precambrian, and Rattenfänger - debut the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new EP "Visionaire", which will be released by Ván Records on February 17th (12'' vinyl and CD).

Check out now "Visionaire" in its entirety below.

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Svpremacist New Full-Album Streaming

Svpremacist premiere the full-album stream of the band's new album "Black Fuck You Metal", which was released on January 26th.

Check out now "Black Fuck You Metal" in its entirety below.

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Svneatr Premiere New Song "The Hunt"

Vancouver, B.C. band Svneatr premiere a new song entitled "The Hunt", taken from their upcoming new EP " The Howl, The Whisper, The Hunt", which will be out in stores set for release on March 16th via Bandcamp.

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