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Metal News for April 3, 2018

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Exclusive

Vomitile Premieres New Song, "Pestilation"

For our second exclusive premiere of the day, we have a new song, "Pestilation," from Cypriot death metal band Vomitile. The song is off of the band's upcoming album, "Pure Eternal Hate," which is due out is out on April 18, 2018 via Satanath Records (Russia) and Hecatombe Records (Spain). You can pre-order the album as well as download/preview another song, "Carnal Surgery," on bandcamp.com.

The track listing for "Pure Eternal Hate" is as follows:

1. Mass Extermination
2. Pestilation
3. Labeled Dead
4. HateField
5. Glorify The Insane
6. Executioner Of Strength
7. To Deflesh
8. Nothing But Pain
9. Soulskinner
10. Carnal Surgery

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Heavy Metal Rules, Metalsucks Sucks

Metalsucks published an article last week that essentially questions why Vegard Sverre “Ihsahn” Tveitan, the ringleader of black metal legends Emperor, would continue to work with some of his bandmates who were involved with the criminal activity of the notorious Norwegian scene in the early ’90s. The article’s author(s) discuss the often referenced arson of churches that guitarist Tomas Thormodsæter “Samoth” Haugen was involved with and convicted for as well as former drummer Bård Guldvik ‘Faust’ Eithun’s murder conviction, erroneously referring to the latter act as bigoted in nature by jumping to a conclusion based upon assumption. Additionally, in a separate Metalsucks article published in 2017, one of the site’s editors/writers, Axl Rosenberg, wrote, “Yes, Bård Guldvik ‘Faust’ Eithun murdered a gay man, Magne Andreassen, who allegedly propositioned him (not that propositioning Eithun would make Andreassen’s murder okay, obviously — but to hear Eithun tell it, it’s the reason for his homicidal act).” Rosenberg later added that he speaks “for both Vince and myself when I say that we won’t give Emperor a free pass any longer.”

At press time, I was unable to verify whether or not Metalsucks’ editors/writers actually wear superhero capes.

The problem with Metalsucks’ claim is that they provide no evidence suggesting that the act was motivated by homophobia. It is conjecture. In these two instances, and this appears to be a recurring problem with the website, Metalsucks prove themselves to be sloppy at best and disingenuous at worst. Eithun was quoted as using a homophobic slur in Lords of Chaos, a 1998 book that he described—upon my request for this article—as one including “a vortex of bad statements, misquotes and still youth gone wild out-eviling each other.” More...

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Excommunicated Premieres Cannibal Corpse Cover

Today Metalunderground.com has the exclusive premiere of Louisiana death metal band Excommunicated's Cannibal Corpse cover of "Edible Autopsy." The song is off of the band's upcoming covers album, "Death Devout," which is due out on April 20, 2018 via Satanath Records (Russia) and Metallic Media (USA). You can pre-order the album as well as download/preview another song, "Day Of Suffering" (a Morbid Angel cover), on bandcamp.com.

Nearly seven years after their debut album, "Skeleton Key," Louisiana's Excommunicated return with a massive collection of classics from the golden age of death metal. Featuring Mike Heller (from bands Fear Factory, Raven, System Divide, Malignancy) on drums, with a guest appearance by James Murphy (Obituary, Death), Excommunicated is the brainchild of death metal veterans Jason McIntyre (Suture, Voracious Scourge) on guitar, Jonathan Joubert (ex-Despondency, Psychometry) on guitar/bass, and Chad Kelly (ex-Catholicon, Satanist) on vocals. Rounding out the current lineup is Bruno Muenzler (Suture, Slime In the Current) on bass guitar. It will be an all "covers" album (similar to the Six Feet Under "Graveyard Classics" series), featuring songs from the early Death Metal era.

The entire "Death Devout" track list is as follows:

1. Excommunicate And Anathema (Intro)
2. Body Count (Morgoth cover)
3. And Here I Die... Satisfied (Grave cover)
4. Edible Autopsy (Cannibal Corpse cover)
5. Nightmare Lake (Cemetary cover)
6. For God Your Soul, For Me Your Flesh (Pungent Stench cover)
7. Inside The Torn Apart (Napalm Death cover)
8. Intoxicated (Obituary cover)
9. Lunatic Of God's Creation (Deicide cover)
10. World Eater (Bolt Thrower cover)
11. The Invocation
12. Day Of Suffering (Morbid Angel cover)
13. Blessed Are The Sick / Leading The Rats (Morbid Angel cover)
14. Bone Fragments (Outro)

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Goatwhore Announces May Tour

The road demons in Goatwhore will return to the streets this May on a short run of live dates supporting Norwegian black metal legends, Satyricon.

The tour is set to commence on May 13th in Los Angeles, California and run through May 30th in Austin, Texas -- follows Goatwhore's recent month-long European live takeover with Sepultura where frontman Ben Falgoust performed in a cast after sustaining a broken leg and fractured foot just days into the journey. More...

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