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Metal News for February 21, 2019

Last updated on March 30, 2020 at 3:18 AM ET

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18 news articles posted on this day.

Crystal Lake Posts New Music Video Online

Japanese metalcore outfit Crystal Lake has posted a new music video online for the song, "Devilcry." You can check it out below. The song comes from their latest album, "Helix," which was released last week worldwide through SharpTone Records, and last November in Japan via Cube Records.


1. Helix
2. Aeon
3. Agony
4. +81
5. Lost In The Forever
6. Outgrow
7. Ritual
8. Hail To The Fire
9. Devilcry
10. Just Confusing
11. Apollo
12. Sanctuary More...

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Skinlab Begins Work On New Album

American groove metal veterans Skinlab has announced that they have begun work on their next studio album. In the meantime, the group has also revealed that drummer Paul Hopkins has departed from the band and been replaced by Fabian Vastod. A statement from vocalist Steve Esquivel reads as follows:

"First off we are very happy to announce that Skinlab has officially started recording our new album with legendary producer Ulrich Wild and we are excited for our first release on Art Is War records and the rebirth of Skinlab. With new beginnings comes new members and the return of some old. This will be the first album with our new drummer Fabian Vastod, after departure of original drummer Paul Hopkins.

"Fabian who is no stranger to Skinlab has been friends with the band for many years. Fabian came in strong and started recording demos and immediately became the obvious choice that he was our guy! Ten brand new tracks of brutality are in the works and we couldn’t be happier with the results! We’re on a new mission to get back on the radar and more importantly back on the stage to do what we love doing while the fire is still burning! Today we are currently in the Bay Area tracking guitars at Snakes Greendot Studios featuring our new guitarist Marcos Medina as well as Snakes return after a year and a half absence from the band! These are exciting times for Skinlab we’ve got our nose to the grind.... expect a new heavy and see you on the road this summer!”

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Lord Of The Lost Posts New Music Video Online

German dark rockers Lord Of The Lost has posted a new music video online for the song, "Voodoo Doll." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's latest album, "Thornstar" which was released last year through Napalm Records.

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The Damned Things To Release New Album In April

The Damned Things, the supergroup featuring members of Anthrax, Every Time I Die and Fall Out Boy, has announced that they will be releasing their long awaited second album, "High Crimes" on April 26th through Nuclear Blast. The group has also announced the departure of Volbeat/former Anthrax guitarist Rob Caggiano and bassist Josh Newton, with the latter being replaced by Alkaline Trio bass player Dan Andriano. Further album details have not yet been revealed.

The Damned Things lineup:

Keith Buckley - vocals
Scott Ian - guitar
Joe Trohman - guitar
Dan Andriano - bass
Andy Hurley - drums

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Overkill Posts New Documentary Episode Online

American thrash metal legends Overkill has uploaded the sixth part of their documentary series entitled, "Welcome To The Garden State." You can check it out below. The series has been aired to promote the band's upcoming nineteenth album, "The Wings Of War," which will be released tomorrow (February 22nd) through Nuclear Blast Records.

"The Wings Of War" will be available for purchase in the following formats:

- CD Digipak
- CD Digi + T-Shirt + Poster Bundle
- Green Cassette
- Grey Vinyl (limited to 1,500)
- Green with Yellow Splatter vinyl (limited to 500) More...

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Vale Of Pnath To Release New EP

Tech death extremists, Vale Of Pnath, will release a new EP, "Accursed," on May 17th via Willowtip Records. The album's title track is available for streaming below.

The band's second EP following two acclaimed full-lengths (2011's "The Prodigal Empire" and 2016's "II"), "Accursed" is fuelled with tech death adrenaline and shrouded in black metal's iniquitous aura. Those complementary qualities enhance what is unequivocally another giant step forward in penetrating songwriting dynamics. Concision with depth describes the five proper compositions, while the cold, mechanistic opening soundscape "Shadow And Agony" and chilling interlude "Audient Void", are equally vital in completing an EP that is best absorbed as a holistic musical experience, albeit one that is the stuff of nightmares. The picture painted is a bleak one, the intensity unleashed nothing short of devastating to the nervous system and traumatic to the psyche. More...

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Nervosa Announces Music Video Contest

Brazilian thrash metal favourites Nervosa has announced a contest for fans to be included in their upcoming new music video for the song, "Raise Your Fist." A post from the band detailing the information reads as follows:


"We are going to release a new videoclip for the song ‘Raise Your Fist’ and we want you to be in it!

"The song talks about protest, equality and the fight for rights. If you feel you relate to the subject and wanna join the video, the rule is pretty simple:

"- send us a pic with your raised arm and your fist clenched - the wide known symbol of solidarity, support and resistance.
- besides sending it to us, post this very same pic on your timeline or stories, using the hashtag ‘raiseyourfistnervosa’ and tag the band’s official profile.
- think of something that makes your pic interesting and meaningful.
- Pics will only be accepted of they are shot in high quality and sent to this email, besides being posted on your socials -> raiseyourfist_nervosa@hotmail.com

"The most creative ones will have the chance to be on the video!"

"Raise Your Fist" comes from Nervosa's latest studio album, "Downfall Of Mankind," which was released through Napalm Records last year. It's their third album following "Victim Of Yourself" and "Agony." More...

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Danko Jones Posts New Music Video Online

As they prepare to finish their first US tour in five years tonight in Seattle, Canadian hard rock trio Danko Jones has unveiled the Amir Chamdin-directed music video for their latest single, “Dance Dance Dance". The clip can be seen below.

Chamdin, an award-winning Swedish filmmaker who has previously helmed videos for the likes of Ghost and The Hellacopters, shot “Dance Dance Dance” last month in Stockholm and created something truly unique by combining two vastly different art forms - Danko Jones' signature style of fist-pumping rock with an incredible single-take dancehall-inspired clip.

As longtime fans of his work, the members of Danko Jones were excited to collaborate with Chamdin and gave him free reign to bring his vision of their song to life. Says frontman Danko Jones, “We are excited to finally have Amir Chamdin directing the video for our new single, 'Dance Dance Dance.' We’ve been a huge fan of Amir's work for years now, and waiting to work with him was all worth it.” More...

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Tom Warrior Recording Debut Niryth Album

Triptykon and former Hellhammer/Celtic Frost mastermind Tom G. Warrior has revealed that he is currently working on the debut Niryth album in Switzerland with Triptykon/ex Celtic Frost guitarist V. Santura. In a post on his blog, Delineation II, he said:

"Wednesday evening, late at night, and I am sitting in my spartan room in an exceptionally old-fashioned countryside inn, located in a tiny Bavarian village surrounded by endless fields and forests covered in lingering snow. We have just finished the third day this week of recording and mixing sessions at Triptykon guitarist V. Santura’s equally remote Woodshed Studio. It is a pleasant feeling of accomplishment that fills me this evening, after many months of frequently challenging work on music and lyrics behind the scenes.

"These past few days, we finished all vocal recordings for Niryth’s initial recorded music and then began mixing the material. Only one of the songs remains to be mixed tomorrow. And we also completed the recording sessions for V. Santura’s pilot lead guitar and my pilot vocals for the final, major part of the Celtic Frost/Triptykon Requiem. I am deeply grateful to V. Santura for his graceful patience and considerable talent, without which neither the Requiem nor Niryth’s sessions would have yielded such unique results.

"And when V. Santura and I sent the Niryth mixes to my songwriting partner and group co-founder Mia Wallace, who was unable to attend these sessions due to a prior and inescapable commitment, her emotionally positive reaction confirmed that we appear to be on the right path with this project."

Niryth is a new project from Warrior which features three bassists (including himself) and no guitars. He's joined in the group by Triptykon bassist Vanja Slajh and Mia Wallace (of The True Endless, Skoll and currently of the Hellhammer spin off Triumph Of Death and live bassist for former Immortal frontman Abbath,) as well as drummer Pidi Leuenberger. More...

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Children Of Bodom Discusses Recording New Album

Finland's melodic death superstars Children Of Bodom are set to release their tenth album, Hexed, on March 8, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. In a new trailer posted today, Alexi discusses the recording and mixing process for the band's new offering, which you can check out below.

"Hexed" saw the return to Finland’s Danger Johnny Studios where they were reunited with Mikko Karmila ("I Worship Chaos," "Halo Of Blood," "Hatebreeder," "Follow the Reaper" & "Hate Crew Deathroll") who recorded everything except keyboards and also produced the album with the band. Janne Wirman recorded keyboards at Beyond Abilities Studios. The album was mixed and mastered at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland. More...

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Fractal Universe Reveals New Album Details

On April 19th, Fractal Universe will release their new album, "Rhizomes of Insanity," via Metal Blade Records. In anticipation of this release, the band has launched a video for the record's first single, "Oneiric Realisations", which can be viewed below. The album will be available in the following formats:

--ltd. digipak-CD w/ bonus track (EU exclusive)
--180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
--light yellow vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
--yellow / white splatter vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 120 copies)
--orange / red marbled vinyl (US exclusive - limited to 150 copies)
* exclusive bundles with shirts, plus digital options are also available! More...

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Primitive Man / Hell Premiere Pre-Release Stream

Primitive Man / Hell premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new Split Release, which will be out in stores this Friday through Translation Loss Records.

Check out now the split in its entirety below.

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Musket Hawk Premiere New Song "Hexagon"

Baltimore-based sludge/grind outfit Musket Hawk premiere a new song entitled "Hexagon", taken from their upcoming new album "Upside of Sick", which will be out in stores March 29th via Unholy Anarchy Records.

Check out now "Hexagon" below.

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Unearth Premiere New Music Video “No Reprisal”

Unearth debut a new music video for their track “No Reprisal“, streaming for you below. That track is taken from the group’s latest record “Extinction(s)“, which was released this past fall.

Unearth will be out on the road with Soulfly and Incite on the below West Coast tour: More...

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Candlemass Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Candlemass premiere their twelfth studio effort “The Door To Doom” ahead of its release this Friday, February 22nd. Noteably the new album also marks the return of frontman Johan Längqvist, after a 30 year absence.

Check out now "The Door To Doom" in its entirety below.

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Whitechapel Premiere New Song & Music Video

Whitechapel debut their new music video for “When A Demon Defiles A Witch“, which was helmed by Mathis Arnell. That song comes from their new record “The Valley“, out March 29th via Metal Blade.

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Equipoise Premiere New Single “Dualis Flamel”

Equipoise premiere another track from their impending debut album “Demiurgus”. This latest single is called “Dualis Flamel” and arrives ahead of the effort’s forthcoming March 08th release via The Artisan Era.

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Gloryhammer Announces UK Tour Dates

Gloryhammer are about to return from another epic quest, and they come bearing their new album, Legends From Beyond The Galactic Terrorvortex, due out late spring 2019 via Napalm Records! The galaxy waits in fear for the return of Angus McFife XIII, who fought the greatest battle the galaxy has ever heard of, against the evil sorcerer Zargothrax. All hope of the Kingdom of Fife lies in the strong arms and the infinite wisdom of their young prince.

And the mighty warriors of the galaxy have just announced an eight date headline tour of the UK and Ireland which kicks off in Heaven (the London one!) on October 18th, 2019 and ends in the mighty city of Dundee. Joining them are Beast In Black and Napalm label mates Wind Rose.

Gloryhammer on the tour:

“Mighty Warriors of the Galaxy! We are pleased to announce the next stop in the Intergalactic Terrortour, and Gloryhammer's triumphant return to the United Kingdom and Ireland! This October, supported by Finnish metal titans Beast In Black and the Dwarven legions of Wind Rose, chaos will spread across the land, and one hell of a party will be had. Are you ready for epic battles?” More...

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