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Metal News for March 12, 2018

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3 news articles posted on this day.

Frank Mullen Retires from Suffocation

According to a video posted on Frank Mullen's fan page this past weekend, he has decided to retire from Suffocation on a more permanent basis. Mullen's participation in Suffocation has been decreasing over the past few years but is heard on their most recent album, "...Of the Dark Light".

Ricky Meyers has taken over vocals duties on Suffocation's most recent tour.

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Fleshworks Releases New Music Video

German metal band Fleshworks has released the third music video off their forthcoming album "Engine Of Perdition." The video, filmed and directed by Jörg Harms / Black Vision Films, is for the track "Dead Men Working." "Engine Of Perdition." will be released on March 23rd, 2018 via Apostasy Records.

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Them Signs to SPV/Steamhammer

The German-American band Them has signed to Steamhammer/SPV. The band features vocalist KK Fossor (ex-Coldsteel), guitarist Markus Ullrich (Lanfear, Septagon, A Cosmic Trail), guitarist Markus Johansson (Sylencer, 4ARM), bassist Mike Lepond (Symphony X, Ross The Boss), drummer Angel Cotte (Demolition Hammer) and keyboardist Richie Seibel (Lanfear, Ivanhoe). The release of their second album, "Manor Of The Se7en Gables," has been announced for October 2018.

Head of Steamhammer Olly Hahn has great confidence in the new SPV signing: "Thanks to their charismatic frontman KK Fossor and their extremely interesting concept it shouldn't take long for Them to establish themselves at the very top of the metal scene. We're delighted to support them in achieving their goal."

Markus Ullrich is also thoroughly optimistic: "We're convinced that SPV is the perfect label to take the next steps with and turn Them into an internationally acclaimed act."

THEM has a couple of live shows planned as of now:

10.05.18 DE-Bad Friedrichshall - Lemmy's
11.05.18 DE-Oberndorf - Metalheads Open Air

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