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Metal News for February 14, 2018

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19 news articles posted on this day.


70000 Tons Of Metal: Day Two

After a superb first day aboard the Independence Of The Seas, it was time for another long day of seeing and meeting some of the most revered bands in metal. There's worse ways of spending a long weekend I suppose...

A late night and jet lag meant sleeping in longer than expected and missing out on the first few bands, though I was up and fed in time to head to the pool deck for the first time and check out one of the greatest names in British death metal, Benediction. While some may onky recognise them as the group Barney Greenway fronted before joining Napalm Death, the Birmingham based bruisers have had a long career with some outstanding music under their belts and it's fair to say that a live setting is the best place to sample it. There's no frills and no pretentiousness about Benediction, they're working class English guys who play old school, thrash inspired death metal and they do it wonderfully. I imagine Benediction to thrive in a small venue, which makes an outdoor venue with thousands of potential crowd members something of a risk, as not all bands used to intimate stages can work on a bigger setting. I'm pleased to report however, that Benediction don't have this problem. Those in attendance were treated to a blistering performance, which no doubt won over those who are put off by the poor production of their earlier work and delighted fans and curious parties. A great way to kick off the day. More...

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Saber Tiger Debut New Single "Devastation Trail"

Devastation Trail is Saber Tiger’s latest single and video taken from their forthcoming album Bystander Effect [Expanded Edition], which will be released via Sliptrick Records on March 13th, 2018. Devastation Trail is written by guitarist and founding member Akihito Kinoshita with lyrics by Fubito Endo. Check it out below:

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Blood of the Wolf Share New Album Teaser Video

Blackened death metal juggernaut Blood of the Wolf has released a promo video for forthcoming album "II: Campaign of Extermination", featuring the song "With Fire and a Thousand Flashing Blades." Check it out below:

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Evil Hunter Premiere New Song "Surf the Waves"

Spanish heavy metal outfit Evil Hunter premiere a new song entitled "Surf the Waves", taken from their upcoming self-titled debut album, which will be released on 10th of April 2018 through Fighter Records.

Check out now "Surf the Waves" below.

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Varathron Premiere New Song "Ouroboros Dweller"

Varathron premiere a new song entitled "Ouroboros Dweller", taken from their upcoming new album "Patriarchs Of Evil", due out on April 27th via Agonia.

Check out now "Ouroboros Dweller" below.

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Angra Premiere New Song & Video "War Horns"

Three days prior to the release of Angra's brand new album Ømni, the official video for "War Horns" has landed. Watch it below:

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Kaoteon Debut "Raging Hellfire" Guitar Playthrough

Death metal band Kaoteon recently announced the release of their upcoming new full-length album, Damnatio Memoriae, featuring bass wizard Linus Klausenitzer of Obscura and drum master Fredrik Widigs of Marduk as special guests. The new album is due for release on February 23, 2018.

Today the band are pleased to reveal a guitar playthrough of a new track called "Raging Hellfire", streaming below and featuring guitarist Anthony Kaoteon.

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Boysetsfire European Tour Announced

Boysetsfire will be touring Europe with the below run of confirmed festival and club shows booked.

06/22-24 Scheessel, GER – Hurricane Festival
06/22-24 Neuhausen ob Eck, GER – Southtside Festival
06/23 Wiesbaden, GER – Kulturpark Schlachthof (‘Punk In Drublic‘)
06/25 TBA, GER – TBA
06/26 Nurnberg, GER – Lowensaal (feat. Silverstein & Higher Power)
06/27 Wien, AUT – Arena (feat. Higher Power)
06/28 TBA, GER – TBA
06/29 Berlin, GER – So36
06/30 Munster, GER – Vainstream Rockfest

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The Acacia Strain Spring Tour Announced

The Acacia Strain‘s will be out touring with Left Behind and Downswing this spring. The run -which will not feature Eternal Sleep as was previously expected - has been named the ‘Tune Low Die Slow Tour‘. Dates for it are as follows:

03/30 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
03/31 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
04/01 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
04/03 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
04/04 Detroit, MI – The Shelter
04/06 Springfield, MO – The Riff
04/07 Kansas City, MO – Aftershock
04/08 Dallas, TX – Dirty 30
04/09 San Antonio, TX – Dirty 30
04/10 Houston, TX – Houston Underground
04/12 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
04/13 Fayetteville, NC – Drunk Horse Pub
04/14 Asbury Park, NJ – House Of Independents

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Attila State: "We Don’t Need A Label"

Attila announce that they are currently unsigned and are happy about it. Says the group’s frontman Chris Fronzak about that in the below video:

“We don’t need a label. We don’t need any interference with our music or the way we choose to release it. We can do everything on our own. We have plenty of connections within this industry to make this happen. The band have been in the studio recently working on their eighth full-length album and hint that a new song will be out 'soon'.”

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Between The Buried And Me Preview New Track

Below you can check out a one minute preview of a new Between The Buried And Me song entitled “House Organ”. It’s from their new effort, “Automata I“ - the first half of their two part album - due out this year via Sumerian Records. “Automata I“ will arrive in stores on March 09th.

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Realms of Vision Debut New Song "Deception Mask"

Realms of Vision - the brainchild of former Entheos and Animosity guitarist Frank Costa - premiere a new song entitled "Deception Mask", taken from their upcoming new album "Through All Unknown", which will be out in stores on March 30th via Creator-Destructor Records.

Check out now "Deception Mask" below.

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Wrong Premiere New Song "Culminate"

Miami's Wrong premiere a new song entitled "Culminate", taken from their upcoming new album "Feel Great", which will be out in stores April 20 via Relapse Records.

Check out now "Culminate" below.

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The Crown Debut Music Video "Cobra Speed Venom"

The Crown debut a music video for their new track “Cobra Speed Venom” from their effort of the same name. The band have that Fredrik Nordström (Arch Enemy, Bring Me The Horizon) produced new album scheduled for a March 16th release date via Metal Blade Records.

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The Weapon (Killswitch Engage) Premiere Debut EP

The Weapon, the new hardcore/punk outfit fronted by Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach, have debuted their debut EP streaming via Bandcamp below. Guitarist Chris Drapeau, bassist Josh Mihlek and drummer Andy Mass complete the outfit’s lineup.

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See James Hetfield As Cop In New Ted Bundy Movie

Director Joe Berlinger shares the below picture from the set of his forthcoming film, "Extremely Wicked, Shocking Evil, And Vile". The movie tells the story of serial killer Ted Bundy with Zac Efron as Ted Bundy and Lily Collins as his girlfriend Elizabeth Kleopfer. Hetfield himself stars as Officer Bob Hayward, who first arrested Bundy back in 1975.

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Amorphis North American Tour Announced

This fall Amorphis, Dark Tranquillity will be co-headlining a North American trek with support from Moonspell and Omnium Gatherum. Amorphis are expected to have a new full-length out this May to promote with the tour. The group just finished recording the album with producer Jens Bogren (Amon Amarth, Opeth) behind the boards.

09/07 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
09/08 Montreal, QUE – Cafe Campus
09/09 Quebec City, QUE – Imperial de Quebec
09/10 Toronto, ONT – Opera House
09/11 Ft. Wayne, IN – Pierre’s
09/12 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
09/13 Joliet, Il – The Forge
09/14 Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
09/15 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
09/17 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
09/18 Calgary, AB – Dickens
09/19 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
09/20 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
09/22 Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
09/23 Anaheim, CA – City National Grove
09/24 West Hollywood, CA – Whiskey a Go Go
09/25 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
09/26 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
09/27 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
09/28 Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid joe’s
09/29 Denver, CO – Herman’s Hideaway
10/01 Dallas, TX – Trees
10/02 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
10/03 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
10/05 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
10/06 West Palm Beach, FL – Kelsey Theater
10/07 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10/09 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub and Billiards
10/10 Durham, NC – Motorco
10/11 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
10/12 Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
10/14 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall

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Full Of Hell Sign w/ Relapse Records

Full Of Hell have officially inked a deal with Relapse Records and are preparing to begin writing a new full-length later in the year. Says the outfit of their new label home:

“We are very pleased to align ourselves with Relapse Records. We grew up listening to so many Relapse artists, discovering new sounds and cutting our teeth.. In many ways, we wouldn’t even be here if not for some of the truly formative releases in their discography. This feels like a very fitting place for us to be and we’re looking forward to releasing this next record.”

Next up for the band is this extensive European/UK tour with Immolation and Monument Of Misanthropy: More...

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High On Fire Recording New Album

Recording sessions have started for High On Fire‘s eighth studio full-length at Godcity Studios in Salem, MA. Converge‘s Kurt Ballou is once again behind the boards for the production. High On Fire have shared the below post on their Instagram:

new High On Fire music is coming soon... @eone_music @godcitymusic

Ein Beitrag geteilt von High on Fire (@highonfireband) am

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