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Metal News for March 26, 2019

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Sonata Arctica Looking Ahead To New Album

Since the release of their debut album, "Ecliptica," twenty years ago, Finland's, Sonata Arctica has gone from strength to strength, becoming one of the most beloved names in symphonic metal. Their latest album, "The Ninth Hour," is a prime example of their thought out arrangements and well researched lyrics, dealing with a number of subjects, while incorporating several different influences.

At their recent acoustic show in London, supported by Witherfall (with whom you can see an interview with here,) I caught up with keyboardist Henkka Klingenberg and bass player Pasi Kauppinen to discuss "The Ninth Album," progress on a new album and why the band has always been connected with wolves. You can watch the interview in full below. More...

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Gloson Premiere New Song "Usurper"

Swedish sludge/post-metal band Gloson premiere a new song called "Usurper", taken from their upcoming new EP "Mara", which which will be released on April 5th by Black Lion Records.

Check out now "Usurper" below.

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Defecrator Debut New Song "Confronting Choronzon"

Sacramento-based Defecrator premiere a new song entitled "Confronting Choronzon", taken from their upcoming new album "Abortion of Humanity", which will be released on March 29th through Drakkar Productions.

Check out now "Confronting Choronzon" below.

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Atreyu European/UK Tour Announced

Atreyu announce a spring European/UK tour in support of their latest album, “In Our Wake“. See below for where that run will take them.

05/25 Leeds, UK – Slam Dunk
05/26 Hatfield, UK – Slam Dunk
05/29 Oslo, NOR – John Dee
05/30 Stockholm, SWE – Klubben
05/31 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
06/01 Nijmegen, NET – FortaRock
06/03 Hamburg, GER – Logo
06/04 Berlin, GER – Frannz
06/05 Brno, CZE – Fleda
06/06 Budapest, HUN – A38
06/08 Nuremburg, GER – Rock im Park
06/09 Nurbug, GER – Rock am Ring

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Entheos’ New In-Studio Session Posted

Entheos recorded an in-studio session on March 05 for Audiotree Live at their Audiotree Studio in Chicago, IL. That performance has now been shared online with the video streaming below.

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The Contortionist Headlining Shows Announced

The Contortionist announce some headlining shows around their forthcoming run with Animals As Leaders. Below's where they will perform:

04/28 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
04/29 Springfield, MO – The Riff
05/03 Oklahoma City, OK – The Warehouse
05/13 Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre

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Mushroomhead Set For Tour w/ Insane Clown Posse

Mushroomhead will be out touring with Insane Clown Posse, DJ Paul, Rittz, Mac Lethal, Ouija Macc and Kissing Candice on the upcoming ‘Fury Fest‘ tour. That run will kick off in early May and will hit the below cities:

05/03 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theatre
05/04 Reading, PA – Reverb
05/05 Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom
05/08 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans Music Hall
05/10 Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
05/11 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
05/13 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
05/14 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
05/16 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
05/17 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep Outside
05/18 Salt Lake City, UT – Rockwell – The Complex
05/20 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
05/22 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater

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The Amity Affliction Australian Tour Announced

The Amity Affliction will be touring their native Australia in September. Underoath, Crossfaith and Pagan will join them as supports. Below's where and when:

09/12 Sydney, AUS – Hordern Pavilion
09/14 Brisbane, AUS – Heaven And Hell (feat. Void Of Vision, Thornhill, Endless Heights, etc.)
09/16 Melbourne, AUS – Melbourne Arena

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