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Metal News for February 16, 2018

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15 news articles posted on this day.

Of Feather And Bone Premiere New Track

Denver death trio OF FEATHER AND BONE will release their debut LP, Bestial Hymns Of Perversion, through Profound Lore Records in March, this week unveiling a new single from the album. Tune in and experience OF FEATHER AND BONE's "Hymn Of Perversion" below:

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Pestilent Reign Premiere New Video "Martyr"

German death metal outfit Pestilent Reign recently announced their upcoming debut album, Pyres. Set for release on March 16th through Rising Nemesis Records and Rebirth the Metal Productions. Today the group premiere a new music video/single for the album opener "Martyr".

You can listen to Pestilent Reign - "Martyr" below:

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Aborted Planning New 2018 Album Release

Aborted announce four headlining off-dates with Psycroptic as direct support during their run on this year’s edition of ‘Devastation On The Nation Tour‘. See below for those dates as well as a confirmation via Facebook that Aborted plan to release a new album later this year.

05/28 Rochester, NY – Flour City Station
06/04 Spokane, WA – The Pin!
06/12 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
06/18 Louisville, KY – Trixie’s

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Too Pure To Die Premiere New Track

Too Pure To Die debut the below stream of the title track to their new EP, “Only The True Remain“. The single is the first new material the outfit have released in ten years. The EP itself is scheduled for a March 09th release date.

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Taake Show Cancelled Due To Nazism Allegations

Taake‘s forthcoming spring North American tour has been met with at least one cancellation in the wake of allegations of Nazism being leveled at the group. The March 24th opening date at Le Poisson Rouge in New York, NY has been cancelled due to pressure from activist groups, such as this Antifa group.

The allegations originate from the Taake‘s mainman Hoest performing with a swastika painted on his chest back in 2007. He has since apologized for the incident and claimed it was meant to incite a reaction and was done as a joke. That said, lyrical content interpreted as being anti-Islamic by many hasn’t sat well with others either. Regardless, other venues seem to also be under pressure and are considering cancelling the band’s planned shows.

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For The Fallen Dreams New Full-Album Streaming

For The Fallen Dreams‘ new effort “Six” is now available in stores and is also streaming below in full:

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American Nightmare Streaming New Self-Titled Album

The new self-titled American Nightmare effort has arrived via Rise Records with an official stream shared below. The album is American Nightmare's first full-length offering since 2003.

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Parkway Drive European Mini-Tour Announced

Parkway Drive, Thy Art Is Murder and Knocked Loose will perform a trio of European shows together this summer in Sweden and Norway:

06/18 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset
06/19 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller
06/20 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik

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Two Behemoth Albums To Receive Cassette Release

Behemoth‘s 2014 album “The Satanist” and its 2009 predecessor “Evangelion” will both receive limited edition cassette releases on February 27th through Oldschool Records.

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Ihsahn To Unleash New Album “Ámr” In May

Emperor mainman Ihsahn reveals a May 04th release date via Candlelight/Spinefarm for his new effort “Ámr“. Opeth guitarist Fredrik Åkesson lends a guest solo to the track “Arcana Imperii“. Tells Ihsahn of that and the performance of his longtime drummer, Tobias Ørnes Andersen on the new release:

“It’s just lovely to work with Tobias. I know that he can technically handle anything I throw at him. But more importantly, when I say like; ‘I want this to feel like the vacuum between words in a conversation with Hannibal Lecter,’ he will say, ‘Yeah, I get that!’ [Laughs] So for him, it’s not about showing off, it’s always about relating to the vibe.

With Fredrik, we met first time in Oslo, when I did my debut solo show as support to Opeth and later we’ve hung out on different festivals when we happen to play the same day. Last time in Japan when we played there with Emperor and Opeth. We were talking about guitars and I said, ‘Not to kiss up to you or anything, but you’re absolutely one of my favourite players, so some day I might call you for a guest solo…’ and he says, ‘I’m in!’ He did a fabulous job.”

Speaking further of the material, Ihsahn explains: More...

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Light The Torch Introduce Drummer Mike Sciulara

Light The Torch (f.k.a. Devil You Know) give their latest band member, Extinction A.D. drummer Mike Sciulara, an official introduction in the below video. Sciulara joined Light The Torch after legal issues with their past drummer saw them forced to change their name. The band's new album “Revival” will be released on March 30th via Nuclear Blast.

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Vans & Metallica Team Up For New Merch Collection

Metallica once again team up with Vans for a new collection of footwear, apparel and accessories. The collection will be made available for purchase today, Friday, February 16th, via Metallica.com and Vans.com as well as various retail outlets. What’s been offered can be found below with the band’s logo etching appearing on the sidewalls of both shoe versions.

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Eyehategod & Cro-Mags Tour Announced

Eyehategod and the Cro-Mags will once again go on the road together. The spring run will also see Buzzov•en open on select dates.

03/15 Houston, TX – White Oak
03/16 Dallas, TX – Trees
03/17 Little Rock, AR – Vinos
03/18 Kansas City, MO – Riot ROom
03/19 Omaha, NE – Royal Grove
03/20 Iowa City, IA – Gabes
03/21 Evansville, IN – Docs
03/22 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
03/23 Lombard, IL – Brauerhouse
03/24 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
03/25 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk
03/26 Cincinnati, OH – Northside
03/27 Johnson City, TN – Hideaway
03/28 Raleigh, NC – Pour House (feat. Buzzov•en)
03/29 Charlottesville, VA – Champion (feat. Buzzov•en)
03/30 Atlanta, GA – The Earl(feat. Buzzov•en)
03/31 Gainesville, FL – The Atlantic
04/01 Margate, FL – O Malley’s

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Sworn In Tour Announced

Sworn In have booked some headlining shows that will see them hit the following cities this spring:

03/24 Madison, IN – Livery Stable
03/31 Milwaukee, WI – Shorewood Legion Hall
04/13 Little Rock, AR – Vino’s
04/14 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
04/15 Fort Worth, TX – Tomcat’s West
04/16 Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
04/17 St. Louis, MO – Fubar

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Unanimated Sign w/ Century Media

Swedish death/black metal outfit Unanimated have signed a new 3 album worldwide deal with Century Media Records. Plans are in the works to release a new full-length this fall with the group's bassist Richard Cabeza commenting:

“We are very pleased to announce that Unanimated has signed a deal with Century Media Records. The time is right and the time is now! To once again return to spread darkness and unleash the firestorm upon this earth. We are looking forward working with Century Media with the forthcoming new Unanimated album. Recordings will start in early 2018 for a release in autumn 2018. Then we will get on the road to start playing shows. Prepare!”

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