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Metal News for February 2, 2018

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18 news articles posted on this day.

Neid Celebrate 10th Anniversary With New 7'' EP

Italian grindcore masters Neid have recorded a special 10 year anniversary 7'' Vinyl EP which will be available exclusively via Sliptrick from February 2nd. Noise Treatment will come in vinyl and online formats with the physical version being a limited edition. The EP contains 6 blistering tracks of trademark brutality. Check out the title track from it below:

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Demonical Premiere Frst New Single

Swedish brutal old-school death metal tyrants Demonical, will emerge with a brand new, fifth studio album titled "Chaos Manifesto", on March 23rd in Europe and April 27th in North America via Agonia Records. Listen to the first single "Towards Greater Gods" on YouTube below:

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Gygax Debut New Single "The Lascivious Underdark"

Ventura, California fantasy metal/rock outfit Gygax has premiered "The Lascivious Underdark" - the lead single from their impending second album, Second Edition, streaming below.

Gygax picks up where their 2016-released Critical Hits debut left off. The eight tracks that comprise Second Edition showcase Gygax's unrivaled and potent tendency to create absolutely anthemic rock 'n' roll hits, chock-full of hip shakin' grooves and twin guitar explosions that would make Thin Lizzy shed a tear of pride. Second Edition was recorded in November of 2017 with Scott Goodrich at Nu-Tone Studios in Pittsburgh, California, and features the always incredible artwork of Fares Maese.

Of "The Lascivious Underdark," Gygax guitarist/vocalist Eric Harris offers: More...

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Witherfall Premiere Video For "Portrait"

Based out of Los Angeles, California, Witherfall is the collective brainchild of guitarist Jake Dreyer (Iced Earth, Kobra And The Lotus, White Wizzard), singer/keyboardist Joseph Michael (ex-White Wizzard, Sanctuary) and the late Adam Sagan (Circle II Circle, Into Eternity).

Today the band releases their new video for the song 'Portrait' taken from their full-length debut, "Nocturnes and Requiems". The video was post-production on the video was completed by renowned producer/director Eduardo Rodriguez known for: Fright Night 2 and El Gringo.

Watch the premiere of the video below:

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Bible Black Tyrant Debut New Single

US sludgers Bible Black Tyrant debut their new single from their upcoming album “Regret Beyond Death”. The song “Wilderness of Steel and Stone” is available for streaming below:

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Profane Burial Premiere New Song

"The Rosewater Park Legend" is the debut album of Profane Burial, a new Symphonic Black Metal project from Norway. Founded in 2013 by Kjetil Ytterhus (Omnia Moritur) and André Aaslie (Funeral, Images At Twilight, Abyssic a.o), with the aim to merge cold Black Metal with epic and solemn orchestrations, the duo is later joined by Jostein Thomassen (Fracture), the up and coming drummer Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow (Fight The Fight, Trollfest...) and the very experienced vocalist Ronny Thorsen (known from such acts like Trail Of Tears and Blood Red Throne a.o), to bring this first album to life with talent.

"The Rosewater Park Legend" delivers a sumptuous and classy result, rarely seen in the genre.

The track "The Tale The Witches Wrote" was revealed to the public below:

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Depravity (Impiety, The Furor) Premiere New Track

We all know about the exploits of Louis Rando with regards to Impiety and The Furor, and this time around, he's formed a death metal band that's just as sonically intense and devastating. If you like Morbid Angel, Immolation and Hour of Penance, this is the extreme version of that with all the darkness, hunger and flavour intact. Check out one of the tracks below to preview their music:


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Mayhem & Incantation U.S. Shows Announced

Mayhem will return to the U.S. for some special ‘Demon Anthology’ shows this spring. Those dates will see Mayhem performing an extended show featuring songs from all of their releases. Incantation and Cloak will join them as supports on the majority of that mini-tour.

03/29 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
03/30 Long Island, NY – Revolution
03/31 Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom
04/01 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore (no Incantation/Cloak)

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Barren Womb Premiere New Song

Barren Womb debut their new song “Mystery Meat“, which you can find below. The group’s new effort “Old Money / New Lows” is out February 16th via Spartan Records.

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Mammoth Grinder Premiere New Video “Locust’s Nest”

Mammoth Grinder (Power Trip, Iron Reagan) stream a video for their song “Locust’s Nest“, which was directed by Jenn Smith. The clip is available below and arrives just in time for today's (February 02nd) release of the band’s new effort “Cosmic Crypt” on Relapse.

Today will also see the group kick off the below run of dates with Genocide Pact and Gatecreeper appearing on select stops: More...

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Senses Fail Debut New Track

Senses Fail debut “New Jersey Makes, The World Takes” from their upcoming new album, “If There Is Light, It Will Find You“. That effort is due for a February 16th release on Pure Noise Records.

Tells frontman Buddy Nielsen of the track: More...

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Darkest Hour Premiere New Music Video

Darkest Hour premiere a music video for their track “Enter Oblivion” which was directed by the band’s own vocalist John Henry. He commented of the clip:

“I wanted to find a location that I felt would represent the nomadic theme of the song. When I came across Rainbow Basin outside of Barstow I immediately knew it was the right spot. There’s a real beauty about the bleakness and harshness of the desert which stands out as the true star of the video.”

Adds guitarist Mike Schleibaum : More...

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Light The Torch (Ex-Killswitch Engage) Debut Song

Light The Torch (f.k.a. Devil You Know - as reported legal issues with their past drummer forced the name change) debut their new single “Die Alone” below. The outfit will release their first new release, “Revival“, under their new moniker on March 30th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Light The Torch have also added drummer Mike Sciulara of Extinction A.D. to their ranks.


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Caspian European/UK Tour w/ Cloakroom Announced

Caspian announces the below European/UK tour with Cloakroom as support.

05/03 Bucharest, ROM – Control Club
05/04 Koln, GER – Gebaude 9
05/05 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
05/05 Birmingham, UK – The Flapper
05/07 Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach
05/08 London, UK – Dome
05/09 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
05/10 Zottegem, BEL – Dunk Festival (no Cloakroom)
05/12 St. Gallen, SWI – Grabenhalle
05/13 Bern, SWI – ISC
05/14 Munchen, GER – Feierwerk
05/15 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
05/16 Dresden, GER – Beatpol
05/17 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang
05/18 Berlin, GER – Pelagic Festival (no Cloakroom)

The run marks a return for Caspian after a hiatus, they commented of that: More...

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The Acacia Strain Bassist's Far Gone Premieres EP

The Acacia Strain bassist Griffin Landa has a new hardcore outfit called Far Gone. The outfit recently dropped their debut EP, “Dead Minds“, which you can stream below.

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Inter Arma Announce March Shows

Inter Arma have a trio of shows booked in March:

03/09 Charlottesville, VA – The Southern
03/10 New York, NY – St. Vitus
03/11 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie

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Monotheist Debut New Track “The Grey King”

Floridian progressive death metal outfit Monotheist have signed a deal with Prosthetic Records. A March 16th release date has been scheduled for the new effort “Scourge“. Additionally the band debuts the below track “The Grey King” from the release, which features a guest spot from ex-Scar Symmetry singer Christian Älvestam.

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The Bronx North American Tour Announced

The Bronx announce a spring North American headlining tour with No Parents as support. Dates for that run can be seen below:

03/31 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
04/01 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
04/02 Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theater
04/04 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
04/05 Calgary, AB – Dickens
04/06 Saskatoon, SK – Louis’ Pub
04/07 Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre
04/08 Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
04/09 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
04/11 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
04/12 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad

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