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Metal News for May 1, 2018

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15 news articles posted on this day.

Monsterworks Debut Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Scale and Probability, the forthcoming metal opus (and 16th album) from Anglo-Antipodean MONSTERWORKS is now streaming its entirety. Check it out ahaead of its Maqy 4th release below:

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Brood of Hatred Debut New Song

Progressive Death Metal band BROOD OF HATRED is streaming a new song from forthcoming album Identity Disorder. Check out "Ritual of Sacrifice" below.

Crime Records will release Identity Disorder on May 4.

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Dischordia & The Summoned Tour Announced

Oklahoma City-based Progressive Death Metal Trio Dischordia Announce The Reaping Tour. With Support From Boston Experimental Technical Death Metal Unit The Summoned. The Reaping Tour Kicks Off On 6/14 And Runs Through 6/30. New Dischordia EP Entitled "Binge/Purge" Out June 15th, Full Announcement Information Dropping Soon.

The Reaping Tour Featuring Dischordia and The Summoned (6/14-6/21)
6/14 - Oklahoma City, OK
6/15 - St. Louis, MO
6/16 - Chicago, IL
6/17 - Richmond, IN
6/18 - Akron, OH
6/19 - Pittsburgh, PA
6/20 - Bristol, CT
6/21 - Allston, MA
6/22 - Baltimore, MD
6/23 - Richmond, VA
6/24 - Charlotte, NC
6/25 - Nashville, TN
6/27 - Madison, WI
6/28 - Minneapolis, MN
6/29 - Waterloo, IA
6/30 - Kansas City, MO

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Harvester Premiere New Song "Lovers"

Harvester premiere a new song entitled "Lovers", taken from their upcoming new album "No Bastards", which will be out in stores May 15.

Check out now "Lovers" below.

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Black Mass Debut New Song "Hellhounds"

Hailing from Boston Black Mass debut a new song titled "Hellhounds". Their upcoming new album "Warlust" is in the works and will be out in stores later in the year.

Check out now "Hellhounds" below.

Explains guitarist and vocalist Brendan O’Hare: More...

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FAUS Premiere New Song "Magnum Oppress"

Hailing from Spokane, WA FAUS premiere a new song called Magnum Oppress", taken from their forthcoming new album "Apestate", which will be out in stores May 4 through Blackhouse Records.

Check out now "Magnum Oppress" below.

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Maze Of Sothoth Debut New Video "The Outsider"

Maze Of Sothoth debut a new song entitled "The Outsider", taken from their latest album "Soul Demise", which is now available through Everlasting Spew Records on CD, vinyl, and digitally, along with other merch and bundles.

Check out now "The Outsider" below.

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Begat the Nephilim Premiere New Song

Based in southern New Hampshire, Begat the Nephilim premiere a new song entitled "Grimoire of Cryptid", taken from their upcoming debut album "Begat the Nephilim I: The Surreptitious Prophecy / Mother of the Blasphemy", which will be out in stores June 15th via Unholy Anarchy Records.

Check out now "Grimoire of Cryptid" below.

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Wolvhammer Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Wolvhammer are streaming their new album “The Monuments Of Ash & Bone” in full days ahead of it’s release this Friday, May 04th.

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Former Forbidden/Nevermore Guitarist Calvert Dead

Former Forbidden/Nevermore guitarist Tim Calvert has died after a long battle with ALS. He was only 52-years-old at the time of his death. Calvert was with Forbidden for ~ eight years and later joined Nevermore from 1997 to 2000.

Comment former bandmates and family members of Calvert of his passing:


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The Acacia Strain Summer Headlining Tour Announced

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of The Acacia Strain's 2008 album “Continent” the band will be going on a summer headlining tour with Left Behind & I Am as openers. Stops for that run include:

07/18 Waterford, NY – Chrome
07/19 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
07/20 Moncton, NB – Caveau
07/21 Halifax, NS – The Marquee Ballroom
07/22 Fredericton, NB – The Capital Complex
07/24 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti
07/25 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
07/28 Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks
07/30 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre
07/31 Saskatoon, SK – Louis Pub
08/02 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
08/03 Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub
08/05 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
08/07 Missoula, MT – Top Hat Lounge
08/08 Billings, MT – Pub Station
08/10 Sioux Falls, SD – Icon Lounge
08/11 Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground
08/12 Columbia, MO – Rose Music Hall
08/13 Bloomington, IL – Castle Theatre

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Godsmack European/UK Tour Announced

This fall Godsmack will be heading overseas for a European/UK tour supporting their recently released effort, “When Legends Rise“. Stops for that run include:

10/29 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset
10/30 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller
11/01 Copenhagen, DEN – The Grey Hall
11/02 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
11/04 Birmingham, UK – Institute
11/05 Manchester, UK – Ritz
11/07 London, UK – Forum
11/08 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
11/10 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
11/11 Berlin, GER – Heimathafen
11/12 Cologne, GER – Live Music Hall
11/14 Zurich, SWI – Komplex
11/16 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 2
11/18 Milan, ITA – Magazzini Generalli
11/19 Munich, GER – Backstage Werk
11/20 Vienna, AUT – Arena
11/22 Warsaw, POL – Progresja
11/24 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra Music

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Motograter Premiere New Music Video “Daggers”

A music video for Motograter‘s track “Daggers” has recently debuted online. The band had Matt Zane direct the clip for the song, which appears on their latest effort, “Desolation“.

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Mastodon Announce North American Tour

Mastodon announce a September North American headlining tour with Dinosaur Jr. and Netherlands. The recently revealed dates include:

09/01 Edmonton, AB – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
09/02 Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Resort & Casino
09/04 Saskatoon, SK – O’Brian’s Event Centre
09/06 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
09/07 Duluth, MN – Duluth Heritage Center
09/08 Sioux City, IA – Anthem @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
09/11 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
09/12 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre & Ballroom
09/14 Fort Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre
09/15 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
09/16 London, ON – London Concert Theatre
09/17 Kitchener, ON – Elements
09/19 Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Concert Hall

Prior to that Mastodon will be out this summer on this U.S. tour with Primus and more: More...

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Aborted Premiere New Video “Fallacious Crescendo”

Aborted premiere a new music video for their track “Fallacious Crescendo” which was captured during their 2017 live performance at the annual ‘Wacken Open Air‘ festival. The track is featured on the group’s latest EP, “Bathos“. Aborted have a new album titled “TerrorVision” scheduled for a September 21st release via Century Media.

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