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Metal News for February 14, 2019

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18 news articles posted on this day.

Deicide Reveals New Guitarist

American death metal stalwarts has announced that they have recruited Autumn's End guitarist Chris Cannella to their ranks, replacing previous guitarist Mark English (also of Monstrosity.) A statement on the band's official Facebook page reads as follows:

"When a band has been together for 30 years, change is inevitable. So with that said, we had to make that change.

"Our long time friend from Arizona, Chris Cannella recently started spending a lot of time in Florida for work. Immediately we began hanging out. We realized he was the missing piece of the puzzle.

"Together we are a musical match. We all work together and get along as if Chris has been in the band since it’s inception.

"Cannella has the experience of being a veteran in the industry as well as a guitar clinician across the globe-who lives and loves Metal!

"So please, let’s all welcome Chris Cannella as the official new guitar player of DEICIDE! We want to thank Mark English for stepping in during this transitional period.

"We will be seeing all of you across the world bringing our music to you more brutally than ever! More...

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Delain Posts New Track By Track Video

Delain have released a third track-by-track video, in which they discuss the track "The Silence Is Mine" from their upcoming Hunter's Moon album, out on February 22nd via Napalm Records. Find all available track-by-track videos below.

Hunter's Moon is the final part of a trilogy, that also includes Delain's EP Lunar Prelude and album Moonbathers. The release includes four brand new studio tracks, ten live songs, and a Blu-ray disc of those live songs, filmed at Utrecht's Tivoli venue, during Delain's sold out Danse Macabre European tour in 2017 and featuring special guests including Nightwish's Marco Hietala. Perfect for both old and new Delain fans, the release encapsulates their breathtaking live show and showcases their stunning stage production, as well as offering a taste of what's to come from their next studio album, also due out in 2019.

Delain about the four new studio tracks: “Along with the live Blu-Ray are four new studio tracks. Two of these offer a preview of what we are working on for our new full length studio album, which we expect to release in 2019. 'Masters Of Destiny' is a dramatic, cinematic track, that we’re excited to shoot an equally dramatic video for this week. The title track 'Hunter’s Moon' has more of a catchy feel and will hopefully appeal to our fans featuring heavy riffs, orchestrations, a large chorus and as a novel feature, Timo’s screams. Our guitarists stepped to the forefront on this release, in writing 'This Silence Is Mine' (Timo Somers) and 'Art Kills' (Merel Bechtold). With fond live memories, classic and new sounds we're excited to present Hunter's Moon to the world!” More...

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Red Cain Posts New Music Video Online

Born out of the emerging metal scene of Calgary, AB, Red Cain is a modern melodic metal project with European roots. With intricate songwriting, a heavy yet melodic feel reminiscent of progressive acts, and eerie ambient elements, Red Cain champion a fluid, dynamic, and unique musical style centered around telling dark, conceptual Faustian sagas and constructing those into an unforgettable live experience. Listeners might well pick out elements reminiscent of such luminary acts as Kamelot, Symphony X, Tesseract, Draconian, Marilyn Manson, whipped into a venomous new shape.

With the release of their first full-length "Kindred: Act I" on the horizon (March 1, 2019), Red Cain are proud to premiere their first full music video for "Zero" via EverythingIsNoise.

For this video, the Red Cain collaborated with world-class director Rik Zak and cinematographer Jun Ren to recreate their own vision of the vampire myth based on the tale of Osiris - the Egyptian god of the dead - and incorporated this vision into the concept behind the album itself. More...

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Vader Announces New EP Release

Polish death metal veterans Vader has announced that they will be releasing a new EP later this year entitled, "Thy Messenger," with a full length set to follow. A statement from the band reads as follows:

"VADERMANIAX!!! As announced, we’d like to present you a new VADER release. EP titled THY MESSENGER contains four of the five recorded songs, whose titles will be announced soon. The material was made in about a week in January and February at the Hertz Studio in Bialystok under the supervision of the Wieslawski Brothers. Below we present the cover painted by Wes Benscoter - the same Artist who created a beautiful picture for the cover of "De Profundis" or other bands like Slayer, Kreator or Sinister. The material will be available at the turn of spring and summer this year. Exactly at the same time, a full VADER album will be created, the premiere of which is planned for the end of 2019. More details are coming soon." More...

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Dream Theater Posts New Album Trailer Online

American progressive metal legends Dream Theater has posted a new trailer online for their upcoming new studio album, "Distance Over Time." You can check it out below. The record is set to be released on February 22nd through InsideOut Music.

"Distance Over Time" showcases a newfound creativity for Dream Theater while maintaining the elements that have garnered them devoted fans around the globe. The album also marks the first for the band’s new label InsideOutMusic / Sony Music.

The artwork was created by long-time cover collaborator Hugh Syme (Rush, Iron Maiden, Stone Sour). Distance Over Time was produced by John Petrucci, mixed by Ben Grosse and mastered by Tom Baker. More...

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Forever Still Speak On Electronic Influences

After recently presenting the first single off their upcoming album 'Breathe In Colours', out on March 29th via Nuclear Blast, Denmark's high flyers Forever Still unveil further details about their sophomore full-length release, revolving around a dystopian future and people fleeing into cyberspace to hide from the devastating reality.

In this second trailer, frontwoman Maja Shining explains why the band decided to use a theremin (!) and how they created the rough, electronic trademark sound of the album by running everything through a vast array of analog equipment, such as an old reel to reel tape machine, bizarre effect pedals and even "a crappy cassette machine". Watch the clip below. On March 29th, the album will be available both physically and digitally. More...

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Anthem Posts New Lyric Video Online

Japan's leading traditional heavy metal stalwarts Anthem have released a lyric video for their re-recorded hit, 'Immortal Bind'. Check out the fast-paced and energetic track below. Anthem will release their re-recorded greatest hits album "Nucleus" on March 29th via Nuclear Blast.

The tracklist reads as follows:

1. Immortal Blind
2. Black Empire
3. Overload
4. Stranger
5. Linkage
6. Eternal Warrior
7. Ghost In The Flame
8. Venom Strike
9. Awake
10. Omega Man (Instrumental)
12. Echoes In The Dark
13. Unbroken Sign

Bonus Live CD:
1. Gypsy Ways (Win, Lose Or Draw)
2. Love In Vain
3. Bad Habits Die Hard
4. Legal Killing
5. Cryin' Heart
6. Silent Child
7. Midnight Sun
8. Shout It Out!
9. Final Risk
10. Night Stalker

Nucleus will be available as 2CD and 2LP. More...

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Infected Rain Signs To Napalm Records

Are you infected yet?

Infected Rain are far from the overly manufactured metal many of us have grown accustomed to. Their unique style is an energetic blend of some of the best modern metal styles. This five-piece has signed a worldwide contract with Napalm Records today! To celebrate the great news, the band drops their first music video as tasty appetizer as well.

Infected Rain on the signing with Napalm Records and their brand new music video:

"Hello everybody!

"We are happy to announce that we are now working with Napalm Records!Yes, we are finally under a label! For the last 10 years we have been an independent band and we survived only thanks to our amazing fans. We are forever thankful to you all for your support. We are very excited for this new adventure and we know that this new support will mean more shows, more music and more Infected Rain.We proudly present to you, our new music video for the song Passerby from our upcoming record. This is our first release with Napalm Records. Please enjoy Passerby!" More...

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Michael Schenker Fest Recording New Album

Following on from the release of their successful debut album, Resurrection, Michael Schenker Fest are currently recording their second album, co-produced by Michael Schenker and Michael Voss, which is tentatively scheduled to be released in August 2019.

The news is bittersweet however, as the band have been mourning the passing of beloved MSF drummer Ted Mckenna.

Michael Schenker comments, "We are totally heartbroken to hear about Ted McKenna - our amazing drummer and dearest friend - passing away. It’s a massive shock and a huge loss to lose Ted so suddenly. He always had a smile on his face and was one of the most sincerely genuine people you could ever have the pleasure of meeting. One of the great rock drummers, he always played from the heart and his heart was music. Rest in peace Ted, we will miss you x." More...

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Lizzy Borden Posts New Music Video Online

Valentine's Day is here! To celebrate, Lizzy Borden has launched a new video for "Obsessed With You", directed by Dave Brodsky. Fans can take in the new lusty video below. "My Midnight Things" was released on June 15th, 2018. The album was also mixed by Greg Fidelman (Metallica, Black Sabbath, Adele, U2) and mastered by Tom Baker (David Bowie, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Tom Petty.)

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Children Of Bodom Posts New Album Trailer

Children Of Bodom will release their tenth album, Hexed, on March 8th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today the band chats about how their surroundings can affect the writing process of Hexed. Watch the fourth trailer below.

Hexed will be available in the following formats:

- CD Digipak
- Pink w/ Black splatter vinyl – Limited to 300
- CD Digipak + T-Shirt + Poster More...

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Tank To Release New Album In April

UK metal legends, Tank, will release their new album, Re-Ignition, on April 26th worldwide (ex. Japan) through Cleopatra Records. The Japanese release will be through Rubicon Music. Pre-order the album here.

Tank have been busy in the studio putting the final polish on their latest metal offering, which is certain to excite their legions of Filth Hounds around the world. Re-Ignition is a tribute to the early days of Tank and features 11 classic songs chosen from the first four albums, which were originally released in the early 80’s (Filth Hounds Of Hades, Power Of The Hunter, This Means War, Honour And Blood).

Re-Ignition also features two very special guest appearances. Cradle Of Filth frontman Dani Filth and thrash legend Tom Angelripper of Sodom both add their own unique style and energy to this already formidable album. More...

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Rotting Christ Posts "The Heretics" Stream Online

Greek extreme metal legends Rotting Christ has made their entire new album, "The Heretics" available to stream on YouTube. You can listen to the record in full below. The record is scheduled to be released tomorrow through Season Of Mist Records and is their first album of all new material since 2016's, "Rituals." "The Heretics" was recorded by Rotting Christ guitarist George Emmanuel at his studio Pentagram and mixed by Jens Borgen (Amon Amarth, At The Gates, Arch Enemy).


1. In The Name Of God
2. Vetry Zlye
3. Heaven And Hell And Fire
4. Hallowed Be Thy Name
5. Dies Irae
6. I Believe
7. Fire, God And Fear
8. The Voice Of The Universe
9. The New Messiah
10. The Raven More...

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Whitesnake Reveals New Album Details

Whitesnake has confirmed a May 10th release date for their upcoming studio album, "Flesh & Blood," via Frontiers Music Srl. A video for the first single, "Shut Up & Kiss Me", can be found below.

Fresh off celebrating their 40th anniversary, rock legends Whitesnake return with their latest studio album, "Flesh & Blood." This album follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album "Forevermore" and 2015’s "The Purple Album," a reimagining of Deep Purple classics from Whitesnake mastermind’s David Coverdale’s time in that band. The 13 original, visceral tracks on Flesh & Blood, the band’s 13th studio album, are, luckily for you dear reader, “all killer, no filler”, as the saying goes. But would you expect anything less from the ’Snakes?

David Coverdale, the mastermind behind Whitesnake & co-composer of "Shut Up & Kiss Me" with guitarist Reb Beach, commenting on the forthcoming release said that "after the intense darkness of our last video 'Burn', if anything, it’s ‘light’ snake, you know? We’ve got some really dark energy going on in the world right now, so we’re gonna write & record a fun, knees up, song about falling in love with a fabulous babe. You’re over-talking, over-compensating & she just looks at you, takes the reins & says, 'Shut Up and Kiss Me!' and that’s it!! My video director and creative partner Tyler Bourns and I discussed a great storyline for the video, which involves a surprise guest: my fabulous old white Jaguar. We ended up cleaning and detailing it, as it has been in storage since I moved to Lake Tahoe, then we dusted off my old turquoise silk jacket from the original ‘Here I Go Again’ video and I was thinking, "man, this is going to be fun!" It’s a respectful acknowledgment and positive nod to the past, just fun stuff.” More...

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Beast In Black Posts New Music Video Online

Up and coming metallers Beast In Black recently unleashed their sophomore record titled 'From Hell With Love', through Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the group with former Battle Beast guitarist Anton Kabanen has launched a brand new music video for the album's title track, "From Hell With Love," which was once again directed by Ville Lipiäinen. You can check it out below.

The band comments, "We thought we should prepare something special for our fans for Valentine's Day. So please welcome our new music video delivered with Love from the deepest pits of Hell." More...

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Memoriam Begins Work On New Album

Old-school death metal band Memoriam are currently working on the follow up to their highly acclaimed 2018 album The Silent Vigil. The band recently ensconced themselves at Parlour Studios in Kettering (UK) to kick off the recordings with renowned producer, Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, At The Gates, Amorphis etc).

The band states:
"So here we are on our second week of recording our third album at Parlour Studios with the infamous Russ Russell at the desk. Personally we think this is the album people wanted to hear from us when we set out with Memoriam, a big gritty production, aggressive vocals and music and a few curve-balls thrown in to keep the grey matter active! In hindsight it feels like the previous two albums were a preparation for this one. Our most satisfying work personally to date. We hope you feel the same once you get to hear it. Anyway, onwards with the recording"

The new album will be released in summer 2019. Stay tuned for more info.

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Napalm Death Singer On New Music, Brexit And More

What more can be said about Napalm Death at this point? Formed over thirty years ago, the band has consistently released superb albums and retained their reputation as one of the best live groups around. Their debut, "Scum" is considered by many to be a classic album which introduced the world to grindcore, a genre they're credited with creating and ever since, they've continued to evolve, resulting in a rich catalogue of material.

Luckily for British fans, when the Persistence Tour rolled into London, the Midlands quartet had been added to an already impressive lineup for one show only and so when the opportunity to speak with Napalm Death's frontman Barney Greenway arose, it was one to grab with both hands. In the interview, Barney spoke about a number of subjects ranging from progress on a new album, the status of guitarist Mitch Harris, his time with Extreme Noise Terror, social issues such as Brexit and austerity, independent cinema and his beloved Aston Villa football club. You can watch the conversation in full below. More...

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Okilly Dokilly Posts New Music Video Online

Viral sensations Okilly Dokilly - the world's only "Nedal" band - recently announced the release of their upcoming second full-length album, entitled Howdilly Twodilly, scheduled for release on March 29th, 2019.

Today, after releasing the "Reneducation" single and announcing their upcoming Howdilly Twodilly Tourdilly (kicking off in April), Okilly Dokilly has revealed the new music video for "Reneducation". You can check it out below.

In the Nick Mills-directed video, Head Ned does his best to educate a class of ho-diddly-opeful future Neds, only to come face to face with a very unruly student. Said student learns quickly - you don't mess with Ned!

Head Ned says about the video: "The 'Reneducation' music video is a visual illustration of proper 'Reneducation'. We've very excited to add some video content to our global lesson plan. We're also very excited to show the process of what happens when 'Reneducation' is rejected." More...

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