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Metal News for March 22, 2019

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16 news articles posted on this day.


Overkill's Bobby Blitz Rides On "The Wings Of War"

Whenever the conversation turns to the subject of thrash metal, one name which simply can't be left out is Overkill. Unquestionably the great thrash export from New Jersey, Overkill has been going for almost forty years and at the helm every step of the way has been singer Bobby Blitz and bassist D.D. Verni, crafting a distinctive sound in tone and voice which may imitated, but never replicated.

Recently, the band embarked on their European Killfest tour, a fixture which thrashers in Europe always looked forward to as not only do Overkill always put on a stellar show, but they always bring some killer bands with them. This year they were joined by German thrash giants Destruction and Arizona veterans Flotsam and Jetsam, in what might be the best Killfest lineup yet.

Before the madness began, I had the pleasure of sitting down and talking to Mr. Blitz for the first time since 2016 to discuss their stellar new album, "The Wings Of War," new drummer Jason Bittner and whether there was any rivalry back in the day between American and German thrash metal. You can watch the interview in full below. More...

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Eluveitie Posts First Track By Track Video

Swiss folk metal stars Eluveitie are going to release their new studio album "Ategnatos" on April 5th 2019 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band presents the first track-by-track video. Check it below. and find out more about the songs "Ategnatos," "Deathwalker," "Black Water Down" and "A Cry In The Wilderness."

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Grand Magus Posts New Lyric Video Online

Swedish riff lords Grand Magus are set to release their new studio album "Wolf God" on April 19th through Nuclear Blast. Today, the trio has released the second single from the album, the anthemic track, 'Brother Of The Storm'. Watch / listen to the lyric video below.

General overlord JB states: "The moon has returned and with it comes a change. It could be someone you know, it could be you. An aspect of yourself that has always been there."

"Wolf God" majestically rises over the Heavy Metal scene, aided by those classic soaring riffs that we have come to expect from the band. The signature groove and heaviness that featured on the album's predecessor can also be found on the new ninth studio album, which once again provides a fitting home for a number of future classics. More...

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Fleshgod Apocalypse Discusses "Sugar" Single

Italian orchestral-death metal and renaissance revivalists Fleshgod Apocalypse will make their triumphant return this year with the release of their 5th studio album, "Veleno," on May 24th with Nuclear Blast Records. Now the group has launched the first album trailer, in which they discuss their latest single, "Sugar." You can check it out below.

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Jinjer Posts New Music Video Online

One of the hardest working bands in the heavy metal landscape at the moment, Ukrainian juggernaut Jinjer have released a 4th video single "Teacher, Teacher!" taken from their critically acclaimed 5 track EP entitled "Micro," released via Napalm Records in January 2019.

Filmed in various concert venues throughout Europe on their last tour with Amorphis and Soilwork, "Teacher, Teacher!" is a visually stunning portrayal of Jinjer's exciting and energetic live show mixed over the unique Progressive Groove Metal sound that sets them apart from the rest of the pack.

The band comments on the new track & video "Teacher, Teacher!":
"The idea behind the song is about people that dictate their agenda by means of their status, position, or just their internet claim to fame in order to impose their opinion onto others but those opinions aren’t based on experience nor knowledge." More...

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Death Angel Reveals New Album Details

Bay Area thrash metal legends Deatj Angel will release their long-awaited 9th full-length album, "Humanicide," on May 31st via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has unveiled the artwork, tracklisting and the record’s first new single, the title track, via visualiser. Death Angel will be celebrating the record's release by undertaking a European tour later this year, which includes a UK performance at Bloodstock Festival on August 9th.

With their forthcoming album Humanicide, Death Angel has maintained their throne in the universe of thrash while still managing to remain progressive in their style. They apply a wide variety of different elements to their music, always pushing to add newness to their sound. This time around they’ve included everything from acoustic bits, to guest musicians, to even (for the first time) the notes of a piano. All ten songs flow seamlessly yet each leaves its own distinct impression. The first single and title track "Humanicide" triumphantly represents the entirety of the album, immediately energising the listener. Mark Osegueda remarks: "I wanted to write something that metal fans could really grasp onto. Something dark and intense, that still makes sense. Right now I think it’s so apparent that the earth is in a sickened state."

"When I wrote the music for our song 'Humanicide' I was shooting for an album opener that would have all the elements of an epic thrash opus. This meant a classic metal style intro leading into a ferocious “Bay Area Thrash Riff-o-Rama” - complete with a crazy middle build up section to ramp up the circle pit until it’s all whipped up into a frenzy by the time the frenetic guitar solo hits, then concluding with a maniacal musical section leading into the outro. All it needed was the lyrics and vocal delivery to match the intensity and Mark went above and beyond the call of duty! Some of his best work in my opinion. One of my favorite DA songs for sure, it feels like the follow up to our song 'Thrown to the Wolves'. Can’t wait to play it live!" – Rob Cavestany. More...

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Nocturnus AD Premiere New Song

Nocturnus AD - led by Nocturnus (and Morbid Angel) founder Mike Browning, premiere a new song entitled "Precession Of The Equinoxes", taken from their upcoming new album "Paradox", which will be out in stores May 24th via Profound Lore Records.

Check out now "Precession Of The Equinoxes" below.

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Ultra Silvam Debut Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Malmö-based black metal trio Ultra Silvam premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "The Spearwound Salvation", which will be out in stores later today via Shadow Records.

Check out now "The Spearwound Salvation" in its entirety below.

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The Flaying Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

The Flaying premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Angry, Undead", which will be released by PRC Music on March 22nd.

Check out now "Angry, Undead" in its entirety below.

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Inferi Premiere New Lyric Video

Inferi premiere a new lyric video for "Quest for the Trinity", taken from their upcoming new re-recorded album "The End of an Era | Rebirth", which will be out in stores April 12 via The Artisan Era.

Check out now "Quest for the Trinity" below.

You can catch Inferi on their forthcoming U.S. Tech Trek IV tour alongside Archspire, Virvum, and Wormhole. Below's where that trek will hit: More...

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Deicide, Origin & Jungle Rot Tour Announced

Initial dates have been revealed for the ‘Overtures Of Blasphemy Tour‘, which will find Deicide, Origin, Jungle Rot and The Absence out on the road together in May. Below's where that trek will stop:

05/11 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live!
05/12 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
05/13 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
05/14 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
05/15 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
05/16 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
05/18 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
05/20 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
05/22 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
05/23 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
05/24 Cleveland, OH – The Odeon Theater
05/25 Baltimore, MD – Maryland Deathfest
05/27 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
05/28 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
05/29 Montreal, QC – L’Astral
05/30 Quebec City, QC – Le d’Auteuil
05/31 Manchester, NH – Jewel Nightclub
06/01 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater

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Make Them Suffer & After The Burial Tour Announced

Make Them Suffer, After The Burial, Saviour and Gravemind announce their Australian tour together in June. That run will hit the below cities:

06/07 Perth, AUS – Rosemount Hotel
06/08 Adelaide, AUS – Lion Arts Factory
06/09 Melbourne, AUS – Max Watt’s
06/12 Canberra, AUS – The Basement
06/13 Sydney, AUS – The Factory Theatre
06/14 Newcastle, AUS – Cambridge Hotel
06/15 Brisbane, AUS – The Valley Drive In

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Whitechapel Premiere New Song & Music Video

Whitechapel premiere a new official music video and new song titled “Hickory Creek“. Mathis Arnell helmed this latest video. The group’s new album “The Valley” will land in stores next week on March 29th via Metal Blade.

In other news Whitechapel will be out next month co-headlining the ‘Chaos & Carnage Tour‘ with Dying Fetus. Revocation, Fallujah, Spite and more will join them as supports: More...

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Thoughtcrimes: Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

Thoughtcrimes, the new band featuring ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan drummer Billy Rymer, premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming debut EP "Tap Night", which will be out in stores later today via Party Smasher Inc..

Check out now "Tap Night" in its entirety below.

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Watch: Intimate Live Show Of Jesus Piece

Pro-shoot footage of an intimate show Jesus Piece performed at The Gutter in Brooklyn, NY for ‘Kerrang!‘ has been premiered streaming online for you below. The group played nine songs during the set with the audio later being mixed by Will Putney (Every Time I Die, Body Count).

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YOB Premiere Amoeba Music Green Room Session

YOB premiere a three-song in studio live session that was captured in the green room at Amoeba Music‘s Hollywood, CA location back on December 03rd, 2018. Watch the band perform “The Lie That Is Sin“, “Our Raw Heart” and “Breathing From The Shallows“ in the video streaming below:

Next week YOB will be out again on the road with Voivod and Amenra for this North American run: More...

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