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Metal News for April 16, 2017

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4 news articles posted on this day.

Vai-te Foder Releasing "Poço"

Vai-te Foder stands for Fuck You, so expect no more and no less than a whirlwind of sheer fury and power straight in your face. This is punk, this is d-beat, this is grind, this is controversial, this is antisocial, this is a riot statement for all the shallow and modern music we have these days.

Join the new album "Poço" and raise your middle finger to praise this rebellion, due out April 30th via Murder / Helldprod Records. The album's teaser trailer and track listing can be seen below. More...

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Accept Announces New Album, Wacken Show

The heavy metal pioneers from Accept just finished an extensive European tour and have announced that they are immediately back in the game with a new studio album. This record, entitled "The Rise Of Chaos," will be unleashed on August 4th, 2017.

The band's 4th studio release through Nuclear Blast will continue the tradition of its three predecessors - "Blood Of The Nations," "Stalingrad," and "Blind Rage" - with grandeur and precision.

And if this wasn't enough, Accept will celebrate the album's live premiere exclusively on August 3rd, on the day before its release, as a part of a special show at Wacken Open Air, Germany. The set will consist of three parts, which represent the band's creative power:

- Part 1 will bring fans a classic Accept set, packed with new and old hits.

- Part 2 will present another premiere: Wolf Hoffmann will be playing tracks from his solo album "Headbangers Symphony" released in 2016, with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra for the very first time. On this record, Wolf has covered famous opuses by composers such as Beethoven, Vivaldi, and Mozart, in a metal guise.

- Part 3 features all elements seen and heard together: Accept will make the holy Wacken ground shake by sharing the stage with the orchestra, supported by a complex multimedia show. More...

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Dante's Theory Releases Lyric Video

Dante's Theory just released the "Amut" EP on April 15th via Transcending Obscurity. Today a lyric video for the EP track "Iron Coffin" has also come online and can be seen below. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Qiamat Heretics
2. Iron Coffin
3. Insanity of the Saints
4. Dethroned the Purist
5. Amut

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Sunday Old School: Primus

It is often said that the most original bands don't make it in the mainsteam. Many of metal and punk's most influential bands such as Venom, Bathory and Bad Brains have found commercial success a lot harder to come by than those whom they inspired such as Metallica or Amon Amarth, though matter how much these groups cite and praise them in the press. There is of course, exceptions to every rule and one band who were able to garner plenty of commercial success with a sound practically all of their own, was California's own, Primus.

Primus began life as Primate in 1984, formed by bass player Les Claypool and guitarist Todd Huth, who utilised a drum machine at first as they found drummers hard to come by until Claypool's friend Vince Parker returned from the army and filled in the position. With a full lineup of musicians, the band recorded their first demo, which was financed by Claypool selling his car, around the same time that they decided to change their name to the more familiar Primus, after another group called The Primates threatened legal action. This was also to be their only recording with Parker, whose departure began a revolving door of drummers, with Tim "Curveball" Wright taking over the position in 1986 for two years, before they recruited Freaky Executives drummer Jay Lane. More...

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