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Metal News for April 20, 2018

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15 news articles posted on this day.

New Bjørnson and Selvik Collaboration Streaming

After the success of their previous collaboration under the moniker of Skuggsjá, Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved) and Einar Selvik (Wardruna) are now following up with an imposing new piece entitled "Hugsjá," which can be streamed in full or purchased via bandcamp. The word "Hugsjá" means to see with, or within, the mind - and it reflects the idea that one's mind has the potential to see further than the eyes can reach. By weaving together indigenous and contemporary thoughts, sounds and instruments, they are inviting you on a vivid journey - exploring the distant history and traditions along coastal Norway.

"Hugsjá" was first commissioned by, and performed at, Bergen International Festival in 2017, as part a series of concerts named Nordvegen ("the northern road"); inspired by local history and traditions in each of the places visited. Ultimately the material was recorded and became this full-length album.

The songs "Ni Mødre av Sol" and "Um Heilage Fjell" feature a mixed choir under management of Stine Kobbeltvedt with the voices of Anna Lisa Lekven, Laila Moberg, Marianne Evensen Østrem, Lisa Nøttseter, Lise Renee Aase, Kristine Bjånesøy Tikkanen, Linda Nytræ, Leif Østrem, Brede Lærum, Jan Helge Kordts, Jan-Ove Hansen, Richard Myhre Gåssand and Stine

The full tracklisting for "Hugsjá" is as follows:

1. Hugsjá (4:35)
2. WulthuR (4:16)
3. Ni Døtre av Hav (6:02)
4. Ni Mødre av Sol (5:55
5. Fornjot (4:41)
6. Nattseglar (7:06)
7. Nytt Land (7:48)
8. Nordvegen (3:41)
9. Utsyn (5:23)
10. Oska (7:29)
11. Um Heilage Fjell (5:26)

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White Wizzard Premiere New Music Video

The Los Angeles-based WHITE WIZZARD, who have proudly flown the flag of traditional heavy metal for the past decade, have unveiled a music video for their eight-minute epic “Chasing Dragons.” The clip, which premiered yesterday, can be seen on YouTube below:

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The Well Premiere New Video "Black Eyed Gods"

The Well premiere a new official music video for their song "Black Eyed Gods", taken from their 2016 album "Pagan Science".

Check out now "Black Eyed Gods" below.

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Ekpyrosis Premiere "Instigation Of Entropy"

Ekpyrosis premiere a new song entitled "Instigation Of Entropy", taken from their upcoming new EP "Primordial Chaos Restored", which will be out in stores in May, 2018.

Check out now "Instigation Of Entropy" below.

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Godless Enthropia Debut "Palace of Fornication"

Godless Enthropia debut a new song entitled "Palace of Fornication", taken from their upcoming new album "Tetracyclic Dominion", which will be released on April 28th by Satanath Records’ sub-label Symbol Of Domination and Hecatombe Records.

Check out now "Palace of Fornication" below.


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Supreme Carnage Premiere "Morbid Ways To Die"

German old-school death metal band Supreme Carnage premiere the title track of their upcoming new album "Morbid Ways To Die", which is slated for a June 2018 release via Redefining Darkness and Raw Skulls.

Check out now "Morbid Ways To Die" below.

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Twitching Tongues & Vein Announce European/UK Tour

Twitching Tongues and Vein will be out touring Europe in June to perform the below booked shows together:

06/01 Querfurt, GER – Return To Strength Fest
06/02 Zwiesel, GER – Judgendcafe
06/03 Kosice, SLO – Colosseum
06/04 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
06/05 Prague, CZE – Underdog
06/06 Jena, GER – Cafe Wagner
06/07 Lindau, GER – Club Vaudeville
06/08 Koln, GER – Essigfabrik
06/09 Aarschot, BEL – JH De Klinker
06/10 Hannover, GER – Indiego Glocksee
06/12 Zurich, SWI – Werk21
06/13 Wurzburg, GER – Posthalle
06/14 Siegen, GER – Vortex
06/15 Bestwig, GER – St. Andreas Schutzenhalle
06/16 Amstelveen, NET – P60
06/17 Leeds, UK – Outbreak Fest

Twitching Tongues put out their new album “Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred” early last month

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Gruesome Share Cover Of Mantas’ “Legion Of Doom”

Gruesome‘s take on Mantas‘ “Legion Of Doom” is available for streaming below. The cover track is a b-side from the recording sessions for the group’s new effort, “Twisted Prayers“, which is due out in stores June 01st via Relapse.

As reported earlier, Gruesome‘s Matt Harvey will be pulling double duty with Gruesome and Exhumed at these two July shows:

07/14 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
07/15 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub

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Ingested Premiere New Song “Purveyors Of Truth”

A lyric video for the new Ingested song “Purveyors Of Truth” is streaming below. The group’s new effort “The Level Above Human” is just one week away and will arrive in stores next Friday, April 27th, via Unique Leader.

Ingested will be out on this North American headlining tour in support of its release: More...

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Micawber Premiere New Track "Full Denim Jacket”

Micawber‘s new song “Full Denim Jacket” is streaming now in lyric video form below, ahead of the May 25th release of the band’s new album “Beyond The Reach Of The Flame” via Prosthetic Records.

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Rivers Of Nihil, Alterbeast & Inferi Announce Tour

Rivers Of Nihil, Alterbeast and Inferi will be out touring North America this summer with the below run of dates booked:

06/28 Portland, ME – Geno’s Rock Club
06/29 Halifax, NS – Oasis
06/30 Moncton, NB – Bar Le Coude
07/01 Quebec City, QC – L’atni Bar
07/03 Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar
07/04 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
07/05 Toronto, ON – Rockpile West
07/06 Sault St. Marie, ON – Rockstar Bar
07/07 Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks
07/08 Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre
07/09 Saskatoon, SK – Louis Pub
07/10 Edmonton, AB – Temple (Starlite)
07/11 Calgary, AB – Dickens
07/12 Regina, SK – Cloud 9
07/13 Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
07/14 St. Cloud, MN – Amsterdam Bar
07/15 Milwaukee, WI – The Miramar Theatre
07/16 Toledo, OH – Frankie’s Inner City
07/17 Pittsburgh, PA – The Stage At Karma
07/18 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
07/19 Reading, PA – Reverb (Rivers Of Nihil only)

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Taake European Fall Tour Announced

Taake announce their plans to head out on tour in Europe this October as part of their 25th anniversary run with support from Orkan, Slegest, Bölzer and One Tail One Head. Dates revealed for that run can be found below. Taake‘s North American touring plans were scrapped earlier this year due to pressure from Antifa groups.

Main concerns with Taake was mainman Hoest performing with a swastika painted on his chest a number of years ago. While the frontman has since denied all allegations of Nazism leveled at him in the years since, others have also taken issue with some allegedly anti-Islamic lyrics as well.

10/04 Poznan, POL – U Basyla
10/05 Lichtenfels, GER – Way Of Darkness
10/06 Tilburg, NET – 013
10/07 Leeuwarden, NET – Neushoorn
10/10 St-Niklaas, BEL – De Casino
10/11 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
10/12 Oberhausen, GER – ResonanzWerk
10/13 Arlon, BEL – Night Fest Metal IX
10/14 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
10/15 Munich, GER – Backstage
10/17 Budapest, HUN – A38

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Periphery Apparently Split w/ Sumerian Records

Periphery's guitarist Misha Mansoor recently made waves with his statement that the band generally only break even and that he “makes no money from the band”. Ash Avildsen, owner of the Periphery's label home Sumerian Records, recently had a lot to argue about that and his relationship with the group over the years.

Talking on a new episode of Hatebreed, etc. frontman Jamey Jasta‘s ‘The Jasta Show‘ (streaming below,) Sumerian Records CEO Ash Avildsen debates his issues with Periphery, while also revealing that the band plan to self-release their next effort. Below’s what Avildsen had to tell:

“Avildsen: Periphery specifically they’re incredibly talented and I love the band to death and we’ve had great success together but they are their own worst enemy. They get in their own way.”

Jasta: “Are they spending too much?”

Avildsen: No, it’s the too ‘precious’ thing. That band, they have a song called ‘Jet Packs Was Yes‘ which is a hop-skip and a jump away from being a massive hit….I would talk to Misha about this and I would go “Dude your band should be so big. I know you can get the kid in the front row that is air guitaring that knows the riffs in and out.

They know the drum kit from hell that you’re using they know every little spec but how do you get the guy that’s in the back of the arena that’s got the nosebleeds seat to still feel that connection from your music when you’re on stage”. Dude we went through this–they were doing the Deftones tour and I was like “Guys this is a mainstream tour. You need to play ‘Jet Packs Was Yes’. You gotta connect with these people” and they didn’t want to do it.

I finally convinced them to do it and they’re like “oh man this song is going over great” and it was like yeah, and you wrote it. It’s like these bands that get too precious for their own hits.”

Speaking of their alleged lack of income from the band, Avildsen offered:

“With Periphery, if they–Look they could tour more, there’s other things they can do to make money. I write them nice six figure checks–er, sorry I take that back, I write them “nice” checks every six months from their royalties and they make good money on the road and they reinvest in themselves and they have side hustles.

The drummer does the teacher, everyone is hustling their shit but fundamentally they need to have bigger streams and bigger ticket sales to really have the money they want to have. They could but they don’t want to go…I look at a band like Tool or A Perfect Circle. You think anyone is worried about their cred? They don’t conform to some verse-chorus plug-in play format. They are incredibly artistic, they’re incredibly creative and they still know, yeah we have some singles, right?

Periphery could be an arena band. They have the…Spencer has a voice, he can sing it, they did a great cover of Florence + The Machine, which really shows the depth of them if they did want to write songs that could get on radio and big playlists but they only write for themselves, period. Most artists will say that, “I’m just playing music for myself” and what I say to that is, you can do that at home, but then don’t worry about making that a living.”

Regarding theirupcoming decision to leave their long-time label home Sumerian Records and his feelings towards Mansoor, Avildsen says: More...

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Limbs Debut New Track “Father’s Son”

Limbs debut a stream of the title track from their new effort “Father’s Son“. That release will be out April 27th via UNFD.

Comments vocalist Chris Costanza of this latest song: More...

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Homewrecker Premiere New Music Video

Homewrecker‘s new music video for their new song “Bound By Validation” has received its online premiere, watch it below. The track is taken from the band’s new effort, “Hell Is Here Now“, out next Friday, April 27th.

Homewrecker will be opening for The Black Dahlia Murder next month on this spring tour: More...

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