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Metal News for February 13, 2018

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70000 Tons Of Metal: Day One

Back when the first 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise set sail in 2011, metal fans around the globe looked on with enormous envy at the lucky few who were able to board the ship and witness a festival unlike any other. Seven years later, my own wish was granted as I arrived in Florida, ready to take to the seas with 61 bands, 3000 other metalheads (including Metal Underground founder, Deathbringer) and the crew on this magnificent vessel. This is the story of Metal Underground at 70000 Tons Of Metal 2018.

Boarding the ship was a relatively simple affair, impressive considering the magnitude of the journey, where travellers queued up to have their bags scanned, passports checked and sort out their currency for the trip, which is done on a special card. After this, punters are invited to have their photo taken in front of the 70000 Tons Of Metal backdrop, then take a seat and wait for their area to be called. As soon as one walks on to the ship, they're greeted enthusiastically by the pool girls, who welcome them with a copy of the official programme, which must be said, is wonderfully put together with information about everything from the bands to the ship's captain.

Making our way to our cabins, it immediately resonates what an inclusive trip this will be, as fans and band members walk together to their rooms, wherein I was able to speak briefly with Derrick Green, frontman of one of my all time favourite bands, Sepultura. After settling in, it's over to the decks for safety drills, which are conducted in English and German and where more metal royalty can be spotted (Corpsegrinder of Cannibal Corpse was in the line next to mine, laughing, joking and taking pictures with fans.) Finally, at 17:15, the first bands take to the stage and metal fans begin the holiday of a lifetime. More...

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The Faceless Hunter New Full-Album Streaming

Russian dark/death metal band The Faceless Hunter premiere the full-album stream of the band's new album "The Shadows of The End", out in stores now via Bandcamp.

Check out now "The Shadows of The End" in its entirety below.

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Kingdom Premiere New Song "Walls of Askalon"

Death cult worshippers Kingdom have completed the work on their fourth full release titled 'Putrescent Remains of the Dead Ground' which will be released on March 12, 2018 on Godz Ov War Productions. Exclusive premiere of the album will take place during the coming edition of the Into The Abyss Festival where Kingdom will play alongside such acts as Vallenfyre, Profanatica, Hierophant, or Auroch. The new album will be available on CD, 12'' LP and in digital format.

You can check the very first harbinger of doom, the battle hymn titled 'Walls of Askalon' below:

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Greystone Canyon Premiere New Single

Australia's Greystone Canyon will be releasing their upcoming debut album "While The Wheels Still Turn" via Rockshots Records on March 9th for Europe, U.S.A and Canada along with the Australian release on Hellfire Records on March 12th. Inspired by legends like Megadeth and King Diamond, “While The Wheels Still Turn” is an album devoted to the love for old western cowboy films. Greystone Canyon premiere their first single "Astral Plane" from it below:

As vocalist/guitarist Darren Cherry proudly states: More...

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Conan New Album & Tour Dates Announced

While constantly touring all over Europe and the United States, Conan are currently putting the final touches on the follow up to their latest 2016-studio record 'Revengeance'. Now the band unveiled first details about their upcoming full length, titled 'Existential Void Guardian' and which will see the light of day on August 31st 2018 via Napalm Records.

Says guitarist & vocalist Jon Paul Davis: More...

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Set Before Us Debut Video For "Earth Destroyer"

Eclipse Records is thrilled to announce the signing of Sweden’s exciting alternative metalcore newcomers, Set Before Us. Hailing from the suburbs of Stockholm, Set Before Us have developed a mature, polished sound which goes against the grain of traditional metalcore. The band are currently in the studio, finishing up a brand new eleven-song album entitled Vitae, which is scheduled for release this Summer.

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Cabal Premiere New Single "Blackened Soil"

Copenhagen, Denmark's metal outfit Cabal presented the new single "Blackened Soil" taken from the upcoming album "Mark Of Rot", out February 23rd through Long Branch Records. Watch the video below:

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Harakiri For The Sky Debut New Song

Harakiri For The Sky debut a new song titled "Fire, Walk With Me", taken from their upcoming new album "Arson", which will be out in stores this Friday via AOP Records.

Check out now "Fire, Walk With Me" below.

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Totengott Premiere New Clip For "Satan Beside You"

Spain’s Celtic Frost worshipping metal outfit Totengott premiere a new video for "Satan Beside You", taken from their latest effort "Doppelgänger", out in stores via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Satan Beside You" below.

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Scumpulse Debut Title Track Of Upcoming New Album

UK-based blackened grind outfit Scumpulse debut the title track of their upcoming new album "Rotten", which will arrive in stores February 23 through Gore House Productions.

Check out now "Rotten" below.

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Setsuko Premiere New Song "Child Without Brain"

Stockholm teenage grind outfit Setsuko premiere a new song entitled "Child Without Brain", taken from their upcoming debut album "The Shackles of Birth", which will be released in March on the UK label Dog Knights Productions.

Check out now "Child Without Brain" below.

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Extinction A.D. Debut New Music Video

Extinction A.D. premiere a new music video for their song “Secret Worlds“. The band’s sophomore release “Decimation Treaty” will be out in stores this Friday, February 16th, via Good Fight Music.

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Doyle North American & UK Tours Announced

Doyle will be touring the coming months with the following dates booked in support of his latest release, “Doyle II: As We Die“: More...

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Through The Eyes Of The Dead Debut New Music Video

A music video has debuted online for Through The Eyes Of The Dead‘s “Obitual“. The group produced the clip with director David Brodsky (Hatebreed, Cannibal Corpse).

The clip arrives as Through The Eyes Of The Dead gear up for this mini-tour with Bury Your Dead and more: More...

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Iron Reagan And Gatecreeper Debut Two More Songs

Iron Reagan and Gatecreeper are both offering one new track from their forthcoming split together. Below you can stream Iron Reagan‘s “Warning” and Gatecreeper‘s “Dead Inside“. Two previously released tracks from the split, which itself is slated for a March 02nd release on Relapse, can be found here.

Iron Reagan‘s “Warning”:

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Twitching Tongues Premiere New Track

Twitching Tongues share another new track from their upcoming effort “Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred“. Below you can find a stream of “Kill For You” off the album. Metal Blade Records will have the album out on March 09th.

Twitching Tongues’ immediate touring plans include this trek opening for Hatebreed, Crowbar and more: More...

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James Hetfield To Play Cop In New Ted Bundy Film

Metallica frontman James Hetfield will have a role in the forthcoming movie ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile‘. Joe Berlinger, who also co-directed the Metallica documentary ‘Metallica: Some Kind of Monster‘, is helming the production. It stars Zac Efron as serial killer Ted Bundy and Lily Collins as his girlfriend Elizabeth Kleopfer. Bundy was executed in the electric chair at Florida State Prison on January 24, 1989, having confessed to dozens of murders, rapes and kidnappings.

Hetfield will enact Officer Bob Hayward. The following description was offered of Hayward‘s character: “He's a no-nonsense Utah highway patrol veteran who was the first law enforcement officer to arrest Bundy in 1975 after pulling the killer over and discovering burglary tools in his car but wisely suspecting much worse.”

Comments Berlinger of having James Hetfield onboard: More...

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Kittie Post Tribute To Late Bassist Trish Doan

Kittie share a short clip paying tribute to their late bassist Trish Doan, who passed away on February 11th, 2017. The segment arrives on the anniversary of her death and is from the band’s upcoming documentary Blu-ray/DVD set “Origins/Evolutions“, out March 30th. States Kittie:

“We miss you and love you. Always and forever, our hearts will never quite be the same. Rest easy sister.”

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Bullet For My Valentine Spring U.S. Tour Announced

Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium and Toothgrinder announce a spring North American tour which will see them stop in the following cities:

05/01 Knoxville, TN – The International
05/02 Birmingham, AL – Iron City
05/06 Silver Spring, MD – The FIllmore
05/08 Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre
05/10 Portland, ME – Aura
05/11 Hampton, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
05/12 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
05/14 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
05/16 Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theatre
05/17 New York, NY – Irving Plaza (no Trivium)
05/18 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater

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