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Metal News for April 15, 2018

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4 news articles posted on this day.


Epica Enchants Kentish Town Forum

Over the past ten years or so, symphonic metal has really exploded in popularity, thanks to the success of groups such as Nightwish, Within Temptation and Theatre Of Tragedy. Last Friday, I had the pleasure of witnessing another of the sub-genre's most revered bands, Epica, at their show in London where they were joined by Myrkur and Oceans Of Slumber to craft a night to remember.

Opening the show was Houston, Texas progressive metal outfit, Oceans Of Slumber. Not being familiar with the quintet, I had no idea what to expect. Like many opening bands, they had to fight through some relatively poor sound at the beginning of their set but fight they did and those in attendance were treated to a magnificent display of atmospheric metal. Vocalist Cammie Gilbert was superb in showcasing her soulful voice which fit alongside the gloomy, My Dying Bride-esque music very well. Songs from their new album, "The Banished Heart" such as "The Decay Of Disregard" sound fresh and intriguing and it won't be long until Oceans Of Slumber are headlining tours of a similar size. More...

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Dying Fetus Drummer Trey Williams Exits Tour

Dying Fetus drummer Trey Williams has been forced to sit out the band's current tour due to a family emergency. Former Dying Fetus drummer Kevin Talley will be filling in for him at the band’s upcoming shows.

Comments the band:

“Due to a family emergency, Trey Williams will unfortunately be leaving this tour as of Friday, April 13th. Former Dying Fetus drummer, Kevin Talley will be replacing him for the rest of this run. Trey will resume his drumming duties for Dying Fetus on all future shows going forward.”

Dying Fetus are out on the road right now as a part of this tour with Thy Art Is Murder, Enterprise Earth, Rivers Of Nihil and more: More...

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Spiritbox Premiere New Music Video

Spiritbox (iwrestledabearonce) premiere the below music video for their track “The Mara Effect, Pt. 1“. It's the opening song of their latest self-titled effort, which hit stores past October.

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Alex Rudinger Sitting Out Tour With Good Tiger

Good Tiger will continue touring with a sit-in drummer as Alex Rudinger will be exiting the run due to some private matters.

Comments the band:

“Unfortunately due to private matters Alex will not be able to complete the remaining dates of our headline tour. Chicago and Ferndale shows will be going ahead, however we have had to cancel our show tonight in St Paul due to adverse weather conditions.

Our shows with Protest The Hero will also go ahead with a fill-in drummer.

Please give Alex his privacy during this time. We appreciate your support and understanding.”

w/ Icarus The Owl and Megosh:

04/15 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
04/17 Ferndale, MI – Loving Touch

Good Tiger will then continue with Protest The Hero and Destrage on this trek: More...

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