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Metal News for February 15, 2018

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27 news articles posted on this day.


70000 Tons Of Metal: Day Three

Two days of metal is a real treat, but with another two days of hard and heavy tunes to come, a little recharge of the batteries does no harm. So it was that on the morning of February 3rd, the Independence Of The Seas docked in Cockburn Town, in the Grand Turks and Caicos Islands, with fans, crew and musicians alike stretching their legs in this beautiful Caribbean setting. The heat is about what you'd expect and sun screen is a must (though being charted $25 for a bottle is a liberty,) the water is crystal clear and refreshing to the touch and the local staff are very welcoming, right down to having a DJ booth set up playing metal music, which was more than happy to take requests (I couldn't resist the urge to ask for Mezarkabul - "Bir.")

After a relaxing day at the beach, fans were asked to be back on the ship by half 4 that afternoon. Getting back on with enough time to get some dinner and a round of golf in on the pool deck, a bit of power metal was first on the agenda and so it was that I made my first trip to the Ice Rink to check out German act, Evertale. Like a number of groups I reported on yesterday, I'm unfamiliar with the majority of their work and this was more about checking out a new band for me. Evertale are solid, it's fair to say. Their brand of power metal isn't groundbreaking or new, but in a genre nostalgic for the fantasy themes more common in the 80s than today, that's not necessarily a requirement. They don't possess anything special when it comes to stage presence either, though againm there's nothing particularly wrong with it. Not much to say except that they're worth a go if you like this kind of thing, but those with little to no interest in power metal won't be especially impressed. More...

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Visions Of Atlantis Reveals "The Deep & The Dark"

In this modern age of metal, there's a massive appreciation for traditional story telling as well as the progressive sight of more women in bands. Austria's, Visions Of Atlantis has been steadily making a name for themselves over the years and now with new French vocalist Clementine Delauney and a new studio album, "The Deep And The Dark," Visions Of Atlantis are sure to gain the attention and respect of metal fans the world over. We recently had the pleasure of asking Clementine about the band's new album, how they've changed over the years and how women are seen in metal music today.

Diamond Oz: Thank you for taking the time to talk to us. Visions Of Atlantis are about to release their first full length album in five years, "The Deep and The Dark," which will be your first album of new material with the band. How do you feel it compares to previous VOA records and what were you able to bring to the table?

Clementine: You’re welcome! Honestly, we all do believe this is the best album the band has ever released! We went back to a more melodic and symphonic metal style with an old-school touch and a production that suits the genre. We wrote diversified songs with rich arrangements using many different influences.

"I was finally able to take part in the creative process! I wrote many of the vocal lines, most of the lyrics together with Siegfried, and I wrote the last song of the album “Prayer To the Lost”. So, for the first time I’m able to release really personal material and to sing about things that deeply matter to me. I’ve been waiting for this since I joined my first band in 2010!

Oz: Why was "The Deep and The Dark" chosen as the album's title?

Clementine : "This title sums up the topics that we talk about in our lyrics, exploring dark and deep spots whether it’s out there in the world around us or deep within ourselves. There are a lot of double meanings in our songs. This title uses simple yet evocative words to gather all what this album is about.

Oz: Of course, the myth of Atlantis was the starting point for the band. How much further into the mythology does "The Deep and The Dark" go and what would you say are, if any, the overall themes for the record?

Clementine: "The only song that mentions a world of myth openly is “Return To Lemuria”. But I’ve been using the place “Lemuria” as a metaphor to describe the place where lovers meet. It is a love song in the end!

"When it comes to the other themes, I’ve been writing about topics that affect me and define me: our connection to nature, dealing with inner struggles and mourning, imagining a world that would be fairer, with people thinking by themselves, escaping our modern industrial money-driven world! We are pirates creating our own rules and values, questioning power, religion, seeking for truth in the Nature around us and in the love we hold within.


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Visions of Atlantis Premieres "The Silent Mutiny"

Metalunderground.com is pleased to present the exclusive premiere of symphonic metal band Visions of Atlantis' new video for "The Silent Mutiny." The song is off of the band's upcoming album "The Deep and the Dark," which is due out tomorrow, February 16th via Napalm Records. You can pre-order your copy here.

Visions of Atlantis recently embarked on the Symphonic Metal Nights tour with Serenity, Sleeping Romance, Secret Rule and Evenmore. The remaining tour dates are as follows: More...

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Ypnos Release Official Video For ‘State Of Grace’

Italian progressive rock/metal band Ypnos have released their first full official video taken from their debut album Beholder. The track is titled State Of Grace and it’s matched with a high concept video featuring a boy and a certain home improvement scheme.

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Corrosive Premiere New Video For "Taste The Pain"

Marburg based death metallers Corrosive premiere a new video for "Taste The Pain", taken from their latest album "Lucifer Gave The Faith", out in stores now.

Check out now "Taste The Pain" below.

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Harm's Way To Kick Off North American Tour

HARM'S WAY will kick off a North American headlining tour this week. The month-long journey will commence on February 17th in Cleveland, Ohio and run through March 18th in Pontiac, Michigan. Support will be provided by Ringworm, Vein, and Queensway. See all confirmed dates below.

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Centuries Debut "May Love Be With You Always"

Following the Southern Lord release of their second LP, The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding, a new video from CENTURIES has been premiered online. Set to the album track "May Love Be With You Always," the video was filmed and edited by Derrick Flanagin, and uses footage from Germany, Italy, Austria, India, Thailand, Vietnam, and Japan.

See CENTURIES' "May Love Be With You Always" video below:

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Cognitive To Tour The Northeast w/ Replacire

New Jersey based brutal death metal group COGNITIVE have announced a brief tour throughout the Northeast United States alongside Boston, Ma band Replacire. The tour, which runs from April 11-15 will see COGNITIVE continuing to support their 2016 full length Deformity which Metal Injection called "a perfect mix between brutal, progressive, and chaotic that all melds together into one singular form with only one goal: sheer destruction."

COGNITIVE w/ Replacire

4/11 Philadelphia, Pa @ Kung Fu Necktie
4/12 Secaucus, Nj @ The Blue Room
4/13 Cambridge, Ma @ Middle East Upstairs
4/14 Greenfield, Ma @ Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center
4/15 Brooklyn, Ny @ The Kingsland

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Apocalyptica Announce US Tour

Apocalyptica have announced almost a whole month of live shows across North America in May. Our highly coveted VIP Packages are available for all dates and include a ticket as well as a Meet’n’Greet with the band – with the chance of taking a picture of this unique moment, of course – an exclusive Apocalyptica shirt, a commemorative laminate and lanyard, a signed Apocalyptica lithograph, and, where applicable, individual, crowd-free merchandise shopping and an early entry to the venue floor before standard ticket holders.


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Inferi Announce New Album "Revenant"

Inferi is proud to announce their upcoming fourth full-length entitled Revenant. Set for release on April 21st (Record Store Day) through The Artisan Era. Esteemed fantasy artist Helge c. Balzer was tapped to create the albums stunning cover art. Revenant masterfully expands upon the intense melodic and catchy death metal framework developed on The Path of Apotheosis, while frequently venturing into new territory for the group at the same time. The first single from Revenant will be unleashed next Monday, February 19th.

You can check out an early Revenant album teaser video below:

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Burning Witches Sign w/ Nuclear Blast

Nuclear Blast is proud to present some great news for all fans of old school heavy metal: The five ladies from Burning Witches and Nuclear Blast have inked a record deal.

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Neck Of The Woods Announce North American Tour

Vancouver, BC's progressive tech death metallers NECK OF THE WOODS announce North American tour dates in support of their debut album "The Passenger" released last September via Basick Records. The debut album was recorded at Rain City Recorders and produced by Stu McKillop and the band, with art direction by vocalist Jeff Radomsky and layout design by Kevin Moore at Soft Surrogate. The nine-track offering truly captures the band’s crushing blend of progressive, death-inspired, technical, and groove-laden metal.

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Immolation Announce Opening Acts For European Tour

We're only one month away from IMMOLATION's European live return with their ‘Atonement II - Europe Tour 2018’ - and supporting them on the road will be FULL OF HELL plus MONUMENT OF MISANTHROPY. The opening acts for this upcoming European run have now been unveiled; STORTREGN will be joining them on the second leg of their tour from March 28 until April 8, which includes their London show at The Dome. OMOPHAGIA will be accompanying them on preliminary, EU leg from March 15 until March 27. Following this run, the NYC death squad will be hitting South America at the end of April. All details below.

‘Atonement II - Europe Tour 2018’
15.03. PL Warsaw - Proxima
16.03. PL Lodz - Magnetofon
17.03. PL Bielsko-Biala - Rude Boy
18.03. A Vienna - Viper Room
19.03. I Bologna - Freakout Club
21.03. E Bilbao - Santana 27
22.03. P Porto - Hard Club
23.03. E Madrid - Nazca Club
24.03. P Lisbon - RCA Club
25.03. E Seville - Sala Custom
26.03. E Valencia - Rock City
27.03. E Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
28.03. F Marseille - Jas'Rod
29.03. F Paris - Petit Bain
30.03. NL Rotterdam - Baroeg
31.03. DK Esbjerg - Konfus
02.04. DK Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
04.04. D Essen - Turock
05.04. NL Eindhoven - Effenaar
06.04. UK London - The Dome
07.04. NL Haarlem - Patronaat
08.04. D Kassel - K19

More IMMOLATION dates:

25.04. PE Lima - CC Festiva
26.04. RCH Santiago - Blondie
27.04. RA Buenos Aires - Mvseo Rock
28.04. BR Recife -Abril Pro Rock Festival
29.04. BR São Paulo - Fabrique Club

06.-08.09. USA Cave-In-Rock, IL - Full Terror Assault

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Martyrdöd & Neolithic New Split Release Streaming

Martyrdöd and Neolithic premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album split, which will be out in stores later today via Deep Six Records.

Check out now the split in its entirety below.

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We Dream Alone Debut New Song "Happiness"

Swedish melodic metal outfit We Dream Alone debut a new song entitled "Happiness", taken from their upcoming new album "ÆTHER ", which will be out in stores February 28th via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Happiness" below.

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Oceans of Slumber Premiere New Song & Video

Houston-based progressive metal band Oceans of Slumber premiere a new song entitled "No Color, No Light", taken from their upcoming new album "The Banished Heart", which will be out in stores via Century Media on March 2.

Check out now "No Color, No Light" below.

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Wallachia Debut New Song "Heathen Shores"

Norwegian pagan black metal outfit Wallachia debut a new song titled "Heathen Shores", taken from their upcoming new album "Monumental Heresy", which will be released by Debemur Morti Productions on April 13th.

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Depravity Premiere New Song "Insanity Reality"

Australia’s Depravity premiere a new song entitled "Insanity Reality", taken from their upcoming new album "Evil Upheaval", which will be out in stores April 30 via Transcending Obscurity Records. "Evil Upheaval" was mixed and mastered at Hertz Studios (Behemoth, Vader) and features cover art by Alex Tartsus (De Profundis, Sinister).

Check out now "Insanity Reality" below.

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Bible Black Tyrant New Full-Album Streaming

Bible Black Tyrant premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's brand new album "Regret Beyond Death", out in stores now via Argonauta Records (CD) with a tape release coming from Anima Recordings. A vinyl edition is also expected through Cheddar Brothers Records.

Check out now "Regret Beyond Death" in its entirety below.

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Blessthefall Debut New Song “Wishful Sinking”

“Wishful Sinking” is the latest track to be shared from Blessthefall‘s upcoming new album “Hard Feelings“, which will meet a March 23rd release via Rise Records. You can stream “Wishful Sinking” now below:

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Black Veil Brides Announce New North American Tour

Black Veil Brides and Asking Alexandria announce a new leg of co-headlining dates, this time with Blessthefall as opening act. Below's where the trek will stop:

04/28 Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville
04/29 Birmingham, AL – Iron City
04/30 Knoxville, TN – International
05/02 Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theater
05/03 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
05/04 Richmond, VA – The National
05/05 Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion
05/07 Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theater
05/08 Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theater
05/09 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
05/10 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
05/12 Sioux Fallls, SD – The District
05/13 Somerset, WI – Northern Invasion
05/14 Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
05/16 Joliet, IL – The Forge
05/17 Ft. Wayne, IL – Pierre’s
05/18 London, ON – London Music Hall
05/18 Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range

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Papa Roach Debut NSFW Music Video “My Medication"

Papa Roach premiere the below new NSFW music video for their track “My Medication“ off of the album 'Crooked Teeth'.

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Dead Cross (Faith No More) Back In The Studio

Supergroup Dead Cross (Faith No More/Suicidal Tendencies/ex-Slayer/Retox, etc.) have been in the studio recently tracking new material with producer Ross Robinson (Korn, Slipknot) once again behind the boards. Judging by the pictures below they’ve been recording at Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl‘s Studio 606 in Northridge, CA.

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American Nightmare European/UK Tour Announced

With their first album since 2003 arriving in stores this coming Friday, February 16th, American Nightmare announce the below UK/European shows:

04/28 London, UK – The Underworld
04/29 Brighton, UK – The Haunt
04/30 Antwerp, BEL – Kayka
05/01 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
05/02 Cologne, GER – Gebaude 9
05/03 Berlin, GER – Bi Nuu

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Life Of Agony Debut New Video “Dead Speak Kindly”

Life Of Agony premiere the below music video for “Dead Speak Kindly” which was directed by Leigh Brooks. In other news, Life Of Agony have announced two shows at the Saint Vitus in their hometown of Brooklyn, NY, which will mark the debut of their newly recruited drummer Veronica Bellino.

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Amenra & Myrkur German Tour Announced

Amenra and Myrkur announce a co-headlining German mini-tour for May which will take them to the following cities:

05/02 Hamburg, GER – Uebel & Gefahrlich
05/03 Frankfurt, GER – Zoom
05/04 Köln, GER – Luxor
05/05 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
05/06 München, GER – Feierwerk
05/07 Bochum, GER – Zeche

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Helmet Premiere New Video & Announces Tour

Helmet and Prong announce a spring U.S. co-headlining tour together. In other news, a new Helmet live music video captured in Melbourne, Australia for their track “Life Or Death” has debuted online as well. Watch it below:

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