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Metal News for April 13, 2018

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19 news articles posted on this day.

Sigh Finishes New Album

Japanese extreme metal legends Sigh has announced that they have completed mastering their new studio album, "Heir To Despair." A statement on the band's official Facebook account reads as follows:

"Now Sigh's new album "Heir to Despair" has been mixed, mastered and delivered to the label. I am not sure about the release date yet though. It sure is a very Asian album, at least to my ears."

This will be their first album since the critically acclaimed, "Graveyard," which was released in 2015 through Candlelight Records.

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Anti Cimex Drummer On Legacy, Punk And Reunions

Metal as we know it owes a lot to punk and hardcore. After all, the key ingredients for thrash metal was punk, hardcore and the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. Since it began in the United States, spearheaded by the likes of The Stooges, The Ramones, Death, Television and The New York Dolls, punk has gone global and it's no surprise that Sweden was able to create some superb bands such as Disfear and of course, Anti Cimex. So what was it that made the latter so respected and how did punk come about in the Scandinavian country? For answers to these questions and more, I spoke with Anti Cimex drummer "Charlie."

Diamond Oz: Thank you for taking the time to speak to us. It's been twenty five years now since the release of "Scandinavian Jawbreaker". How has Anti Cimex resisted the temptation to reunite in this time, like so many of your peers have?

Charlie: Thank you for the interest in us! To reform you're supposed to be able to deliver. We couldn't do that. Lefty died and Jonsson was stuck in his addictions. And why reform something that was buggering you for some time? Nah, once dead youre supposed to stay dead. That is at least one thing we did properly! Still today we get offers to reunite, some involving quite impressive money offers, but no, we stay dead. Screw the corpse.

Oz: Most people outside of Sweden and Scandinavia have a very small knowledge about the country and its modern history. What circumstances led to you becoming a punk and to form the band?

Charlie: In 1976 we had a right wing government for the first time in 44 years. That's a perfect start for the punk movement! Add to that Thatcher, Breznev and Reagan and you have a perfect growing form for anti system, anti war and anti establishment songs. We had loads of inspiration and things to fight! Pretty much like the situation today! Expect a new wave of punk coming to a place near you in the next few years!

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Valyria Premiere New Song "Steel Inquisition"

Valyria premiere a new track titled "Steel Inquisition", taken from their upcoming new album "Into the Dying of Time", which will be out in stores on May 18th through Bandcamp.

Check out now "Steel Inquisition" below.

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Nigredo Premiere New Song "Saturnian Death Cult"

Hailing from Greece black ‘n’ roll juggernauts Nigredo premiere a new song entitled "Saturnian Death Cult", taken from their upcoming debut album "Flesh Torn - Spirit Pierced", which will be out in stores April 15th via Transcending Obscurity Records.

Check out now "Saturnian Death Cult" below.

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Society's Plague Premiere "Rise of the Eidolon"

Society's Plague take on witches and wizards with metal, in their new “Rise of the Eidolon” music video. This is the third music video from their new album Call to the Void, which comes out worldwide on April 27, 2018 via Eclipse Records. The video was directed by Corey Dupree at Foxfed Productions, and was shot in the fields of Stanford, KY.

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Godsmack Debut New Song “When Legends Rise”

The title track to Godsmack‘s new effort “When Legends Rise” is streaming below. The band's new album is due out April 27th.

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Wolf King Debut New Song "Hail the Ash"

Blackened hardcore outfit Wolf King debut a new song titled "Hail the Ash", taken from their upcoming debut album, "Loyal to the Soil", due out April 27th.

Check out now "Hail the Ash" below.

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Amarok Premiere New Song "VIII Skeleton"

Sludge and doom outfit Amarok premiere a new song entitled "VIII Skeleton", taken from their upcoming new album "Devoured ", which is slated for a June 22 release on Translation Loss.

Check out now "VIII Skeleton" below.

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Display of Decay Premiere "Unable To Identify"

Edmonton-based Display of Decay premiere a new song entitled "Unable To Identify", taken from their upcoming new album "Art In Mutilation", which will be released by Gore House Productions on May 18th.

Check out now "Unable To Identify" below.

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Wild Hunt Premiere New Song "Palingenesia"

Wild Hunt premiere a new song entitled "Palingenesia", taken from their upcoming new album "Afterdream Of The Reveller", which will be released on April 20 by Vendetta Records.

Check out now "Palingenesia" below.

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Kublai Khan Premiere New Music Video “True Fear”

A new music video for Kublai Khan‘s track “True Fear” has been shared and is streaming below. The song appears on the group’s latest effort, “Nomad“.

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Skinless & Ringworm Announce June U.S. Mini-Tour

Skinless, Ringworm, Churchburn and Outer Heaven announce a June U.S. mini-tour. It includes the following three shows:

06/07 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
06/08 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bazzzar
06/09 Clifton Park, NY – Upstage Concert Hall

Skiness will have their new effort “Savagery” out in stores on May 11th.

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Benighted Announce July U.S. Mini-Tour

French brutal death metal outfit Benighted will briefly be touring the United States in July with the following dates booked:

07/26 Kansas City, MI – Riot Room
07/27 Chicago, IL – Chicago Domination Fest
07/28 St. Louis, MI – FUBAR
07/29 Peoria, IL – The Rail II

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Ghost Premiere New Music Video “Rats”

Ghost have launched the following official music video for their first single “Rats“. This clip gives us our first proper look at the group's new frontman, Cardinal Copia.


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Pallbearer Debut New Song “Dropout”

Pallbearer‘s new song “Dropout” has been premiered as part of Adult Swim‘s singles series. Take it for a spin now at adultswim.com. The group have been in the studio lately as well, sharing the below clip via Instagram.


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Hear Phil Anselmo Cover Celtic Frost w/ Child Bite

Child Bite debut some songs from their upcoming “Burnt Offerings” rarities set. The three tracks streaming below include covers of Celtic Frost‘s “The Usurper” and Anal Cunt‘s “Chump Change” done with Phil Anselmo (Down, ex-Pantera, etc.) on vocals as well as the previously unreleased track “Stroke The Negative“.

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Slipknot Share “Before I Forget” Live Video

Slipknot share the below live video for “Before I Forget” from their latest live release, “Day Of The Gusano: Live In Mexico”. The release came out this past fall. Meanwhile, work continues on the group's upcoming new effort, which should arrive in 2019.

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Miss May I Debut Music Video For “Under Fire”

Miss May I debut a new music video for their track “Under Fire“ streaming below.

Frontman Levi Benton says of the clip: More...

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CKY & Slaves North American Tour Announced

CKY and Slaves will co-headline a North American run of dates with this summer w/ support from Royal Thunder and Awaken I Am. Slave's frotnman Jonny Craig in particular has had a troublesome few months with his group being dropped by their label amid disturbing allegations. Craig denied all allegations of rape.

Says CKY drummer Jess Margera of the upcoming tour:

“ATTENTION! You want it? You’ve got it! You wild heathens kept asking for it and we heard you loud and clear: We are proud to announce a full co-headlining North American tour with our friends in Slaves. We’re bringing Royal Thunder and Awaken I Am along for the ride. It’s going to be a night of some thick ass rock n roll that you can brag about to all your fake ass ‘friends’ who stayed home watching Netflix. This is gonna be the tour of all tours and this tour is all yours. Get a ticket NOW.”

Check out all dates for said tour below: More...

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