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Metal News for February 15, 2019

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12 news articles posted on this day.

Clutch Posts New Music Video Online

Maryland based hard rock/heavy metal veterans Clutch has posted a new video online for the song, "Ghoul Wrangler." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's latest album, "Book Of Bad Decisions," which was released last year through Weathermaker Music.

Vinyl fans might remember the Ghoul Wrangler business card that was included in each 12" jacket. Many of those who called the number on the card left messages for the Ghoul Wrangler. Some of these messages have been used as teasers on Clutch's socials in the last couple of days. The phone line is still active. You never know what comes next. Call!

”JP wears pantaloons, Dan’s got horns, and Tim throws up on my face” says frontman Neil Fallon. “I’m pretty sure we all deserve Academy Awards." More...

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In Flames Posts New "Making Of" Video Online

We’re less than a month away from the highly anticipated release of In Flames thirteenth studio album, "I, The Mask" out March 1st, via Nuclear Blast (worldwide, excl. North America) and Eleven Seven Music (North America).

In this second webisode, singer Anders Fridén and guitarist Björn Gelotte discuss the production and mixing of their new full-length release and how they managed to make the songs sound more aggressive without sacrificing the big melodies. Furthermore, they speak about the artwork and how social media has influenced their lyrics. Watch the clip below. More...

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Fates Warning Signs With Metal Blade Records

Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome Fates Warning to its worldwide roster! Fates Warning began in the early 1980's playing a traditional style of heavy metal. However, they quickly began to adopt a more technically proficient style and are considered by many to be the first true prog-metal band. While the band has subsequently moved in more melodic and ambient directions, they have remained a vibrant and well-respected cornerstone for the prog camp within the heavy metal strata.

Fates Warning's Ray Alder (vocals) comments: "All of us in Fates Warning are happy to announce that we are back with Metal Blade Records. Metal Blade has been there for us since the very beginning and we are proud to call them part of our family. The journey begins again and we cannot begin to say how excited we are to work together once more. A big thank you to our fans for sticking with us through all these years. We could not be here today without all of you. That is a fact. Thank you everyone. Here's to making some new memories!"

Fates Warning released their latest album, "Live Over Europe," last year to critical acclaim. The first live release featuring the current line-up [Ray Alder (vocals), Jim Matheos (guitars), Joey Vera (bass and vocals), Bobby Jarzombek (drums), Mike Abdow (guitars and vocals)], "Live Over Europe" contains 23 songs and was recorded at various European locations (Aschaffenburg / Germany, Belgrade / Serbia, Thessaloniki and Athens / Greece, Rome and Milan / Italy, Budapest / Hungary as well as Ljubljana / Slovenia) during their January 2018 headlining tour for "Theories Of Flight" (2016).

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Spirits Of Fire Posts New Music Video Online

Spirits Of Fire, the new supergroup featuring Tim "Ripper" Owens (ex Judas Priest/Iced Earth,) Steve DiGiorgio (Testament, Sadus, ex Death,) Chris Caffery (Trans Siberian Orchestra, Savatage) and Mark Zonder (ex Fate's Warning and Warlord,) has posted a new music video online for the song, "It's Everywhere." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's upcoming eponymous debut, which is scheduled to be released on February 22nd through Frontiers Music.

Tracklisting:

1. Light Speed Marching
2. Temple Of The Soul
3. All Comes Together
4. Spirits Of Fire
5. It's Everywhere
6. A Game
7. Dispensable
8. Meet Your End
9. Never To Return
10. The Path
11. Alone In The Darkness More...

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Queensryche Posts New Song Online

American progressive metal legends Queensryche has posted a new song online entitled, "Blood Of The Levant." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's forthcoming new album, "The Verdict," which is scheduled to be released on March 1st through Century Media Records. "The Verdict" was produced, mixed, and mastered by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Iced Earth, Hatebreed) at Uberbeatz in Lynwood, WA, Planet-Z in Wilbraham, MA and Watershed Studio in Seattle, WA.

Disc 1
1. Blood Of The Levant
2. Man The Machine
3. Light-Years
4. Inside Out
5. Propaganda Fashion
6. Dark Reverie
7. Bent
8. Inner Unrest
9. Launder The Conscience
10. Portrait

Disc 2
1. I Dream In Infrared (Acoustic)
2. Open Road (Acoustic)
3. 46° North
4. Mercury Rising
5. Espiritu Muerto
6. Queen Of The Reich (live) (Live 2012)
7. En Force (live) (Live 2012)
8. Prophecy (live) (Live 2012)
9. Eyes Of A Stranger (Live 2012) More...

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Korpiklaani Posts "Øl Øl" Lyric Video

Finnish Folk Metal Superstars Korpiklaani recently kicked off 2019 with a bunch of successful Finnish shows. Next week, the group will embark on their highly anticipated European run with Turisas and Trollfest. What better way to celebrate this tour than by revealing a brand new song? There's none, that's why Korpiklaani are happy to present a lyric video for "Øl Øl," which features their longtime tour mates Trollfest. The track is taken from the band's "Kulkija [Tour Edition]," which is out now.

Korpiklaani's Jonne states, "Beer, sax & violins! What more do we need to say? We hope you enjoy this as much as we did with friends we love to drink and tour with."

Trollfest add, "We got super excited when one of our all time favourite bands asked us to do a Trollfest version of this classic tune! Today we got to show the world the result. Grab a beer and enjoy 'Øl Øl'. Much love from Trollklani / Korpifest." More...

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Bernie Torme Placed On Ventilator

Former Ozzy Osbourne and Gillan guitarist Bernie Torme has been placed on a ventilator, his family has announced. Speaking to Classic Rock magazine, the family said "Whilst Bernie remains in great hands in hospital, there has been no improvement in his condition and last night he was placed on a ventilator. Bernie remains in intensive care.

"Your continued thoughts, prayers and best wishes are most welcome."

Meanwhile, Torme and his estate are still in a dispute with Pledgemusic, who to date have not paid out on the £16,000 that's owed to him since December. The website say they're "working to find a solution."

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Meshuggah Posts Tour Trailer Online

Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers, Meshuggah, will perform a handful of special US headlining dates this spring to add to the four US festivals previously announced.

Leading up to the trek, the band will make appearances in South America and Mexico before kicking off their US dates on May 5th in Jacksonville, Florida. The tour will also bring The Black Dahlia Murder as special guests for the headlining shows. The following promotional trailer has just been released and can be seen below.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Rhapsody Of Fire Posts New Lyric Video Online

Italian power metal veterans Rhapsody Of Fire has posted a new lyric video online for the song, "Master Of Peace." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's forthcoming new album, " The Eighth Mountain," which is set to be released on February 22nd through AFM Records. A message from the band reads as follows:

"We are thrilled to release a new lyric video of our song "Master of Peace", taken from our upcoming album "The Eighth Mountain" (out February 22nd). In this new song, our hero is facing the challenge to bring peace and make his army victorious while being painfully constraint to watch the battlefield turning red and witness the loss of countless lifes under his command. All victories have a price." More...

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Blaze Bayley Announces Iron Maiden Shows

Blaze Bayley, singer with Iron Maiden from 1994 to 1999, announces that he will be playing a special Iron Maiden setlist at selected festival appearances in 2019. Choosing songs from his era with the band, these shows will celebrate 25 years since Blaze joined Iron Maiden. This will be the first and last opportunity to see such a setlist.

Blaze, who releases a new album and DVD, Live In France, on March 1st, and has just returned from a successful stint touring Latin America, sees this as the perfect opportunity to celebrate his time in Maiden which was such a positive experience and influence on his career as a whole.

Blaze has this to say, "25 years ago my great adventure with Iron Maiden began. It was a wonderful five years in my career and something I’m very proud of. Since then I have toured almost every year, and made 11 studio albums and three live albums. Recently, many fans have asked me to perform songs from the two albums I recorded with Iron Maiden, so this year to celebrate that magical time, I’m doing a full set of my favourite songs from the X-Factor and Virtual XI albums at festivals. My voice has developed and changed since my time as lead vocalist with Iron Maiden. Now I feel I’m singing better than ever, so I’m very excited about singing those old songs with the voice I have now." More...

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Moonspell Announces Tour With Rotting Christ

Portuguese Gothic metal legends Moonspell has announced that they will be teaming up with Greek extreme metal veterans Rotting Christ for an extensive tour across Europe, with an as yet unnamed band to open. A statement from Moonspell reads as follows:

"Moonspell is eager to embark on this epic trip around all Europe and to team up with our Southern brothers, the one and only Rotting Christ. We'll be finally presenting our 1755 full production on stage and we'll be escaping from the studio, as we are writing and recording what will be the next Moonspell album. So it's time to meet our fans again, kill the pack's hunger for more Moonspell and take our theatrics into the road to give you ghouls the spell you've been waiting for."

Rotting Christ's new studio album, "The Heretics" is released today through Season Of Mist Records, while Moonspell released a comprehensive DVD/Blu Ray set, "Lisboa Under The Spell," which contained three live shows, each performing a different album in full, as well as a three hour documentary and more. More...

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The Raven Age Posts New Song Online

This March, UK heavy rockers The Raven Age will release their highly anticipated second album Conspiracy through Corvid Records. Ahead of the release, the band have shared the fourth installment from the record ‘The Day The World Stood Still’.

A melodic metal monster that is as brilliantly catchy as it is artfully heavy, it’s equipped with epic guitar solos and powerful vocal lines that have the ferocity and theatrics of the likes of metal heavyweights Avenged Sevenfold. It follows the tracks ‘Surrogate’, ‘Betrayal of the Mind’ and the previous single ‘Fleur De Lis’, which has now reached over 1million streams on Spotify.

Named after a collective of ravens, Conspiracy is a cryptic soundtrack to the immersive fantasy world that the combined minds of bandmates Matt James (vocals), George Harris (guitar), Tony Maue (guitar), Matt Cox (bass) and Jai Patel (drums) have created. A world that delves into history’s myths and legends, with the stories re-told through their music and imagery. Clues left within their artwork and lyrics connect everything together to be part of a bigger story, pointing to what may later come to pass for The Raven Age. More...

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