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Metal News for May 11, 2018

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12 news articles posted on this day.

Shadow Woods Metal Fest Announces Changes

The 2018 edition of Shadow Woods Metal Fest (aka Shadow Woods IV) had hoped to debut this year’s fest in a new location in Virginia, but it was not to be. The festival will return to the original Maryland location, Camp Hidden Valley. Due to changes in dates and venue, changes to the festival line-up had to be made.

Shadow Woods IV will now be held Sept 13-15, 2018 at Camp Hidden Valley (located at 4722 Mellow Rd. White Hall, MD) so that the fest could be presented in the manner that attendees have come to expect. All previously issued tickets will be honored for the new dates. Refunds will be given upon request by emailing Shadow.Woods.LLC@gmail.com. More...

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Mac Sabbath Announces 2018 Tour Dates

Fast food-themed Black Sabbath cover kings Mac Sabbath have officially reached road (hot) dog status, announcing a slew (or slaw, in this case) of 2018 tour dates beginning today in Las Vegas, NV! The band will perform at six venues in the western U.S. in May and June, and will pick up touring again in the fall, beginning in September. More dates are scheduled to be announced soon. More...

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Barren Altar Streaming New Track

Bay Area blackened funeral doom collective BARREN ALTAR will release their debut full-length next month. Titled Entrenched In The Faults Of The Earth, the morose offering was captured in the summer of 2017 with Greg Wilkinson (Graves At Sea, Necrot, Vastum) at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California and delivers five tracks of sonic desolation. Of the record's overall theme, the band offers, "It's a metaphysical plea for the voluntary end of all human life, pressed to plastic, and added to the ever-growing dumpster fire that is the modern world."

Entrenched In The Faults Of The Earth will be self-released on CD (limited to 300 copies) and digitally on June 12th.

Stream the opening track "Nexus Of Grief" below:

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Stortregn Debut New Track From Upcoming Album

Swiss blackened death band STORTREGN is streaming the opening track "Through The Dark Gates" from their upcoming album. Their fourth album "Emptiness Fills The Void" will be released on May 25 through Non Serviam Records.

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COMESS Premiere New Video "Pit Dweller"

Louisville, Kentucky-based extreme metal unit COMESS will release their annihilating Botched & Flailed full-length next month. Captured by Tom Curtis of Dead Bird Studios in Louisville, Kentucky and mastered by Brad Boatright (Nails, Full of Hell, Vallenfyre) at Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon, the record boasts eleven tracks of noise-strewn, nihilistic, audio bedlam.

Comments the band:"Botched & Flailed, being our first record, was a huge success in our eyes. We captured something many bands with many more resources strive to achieve. We spent countless hours making every second count, making it the best it could be.Through the ease and mastery of tracking and mixing with Tom Curtis, to the final touches by the heavy music god Brad Boatright, we feel we have created one hell of a punishing record."

Botched & Flailed will be self-released on June 15th on CD and all digital platforms with preorders to be announced soon.

In the meantime, check out the maniacal video clip for "Pit Dweller" below.

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Within The Giant’s Reach Premiere Full EP Stream

Within The Giant’s Reach premiere the full EP stream of their new effort "In The Beginning", out in stores now via Bandcamp.

Check out now "In The Beginning" in its entirety below.

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Dark Waters End Premiere New Music Video

Philly progressive death metal act Dark Waters End premiere a new music video for "Up the Dose", taken from their latest album "Submersion", which was released last year.

Check out now "Up the Dose" below.

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Veld Premiere New Song "Grand Day of Demise"

Belarusian blackened death metal band Veld premiere a new song titled "Grand Day of Demise", taken from their upcoming new album "S.I.N.", which will be released by Listenable on June 15th. The release features the drumming of Romain Goulon (ex-Benighted, ex-Necrophagist) and a guest appearance by Karl Sanders (Nile).

Check out now "Grand Day of Demise" below.

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Lamb Of God Debut New Bad Brains Cover

Lamb Of God are back with a cover on Bad Brains‘ “I Against I“- a song Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe is quite intimate with, given his past performances fronting Bad Brains. The cover version will appear on their upcoming 20th anniversary covers album “Legion: XX“, which they will release under the Burn The Priest moniker next Friday, May 18th.

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Gruesome Premiere New NSFW Music Video “Inhumane”

Death (the band) worshipping death metal outfit Gruesome (Exhumed, etc.) premiere their new music video for “Inhumane“, taken from their upcoming album “Twisted Prayers“, which will receive a June 01st release date through Relapse. Jeffrey Sisson (Exhumed, Origin) directed the clip.

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Varials Premiere New Music Video “Empire Of Dirt”

Varials premiere a new Max Moore (Code Orange, Of Mice & Men) directed music video for their song, “Empire Of Dirt“. The song features Knocked Loose‘s Bryan Garris and comes from Varials‘ latest effort “Pain Again“, which was released last August.

Varials are out now with Emmure, Counterparts and King 810 on this North American tour: More...

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Municipal Waste East Coast Tour Announced

Municipal Waste announce the dates for a June East Coast tour which will see them supported by Dropdead, GangGreen and Savage Master.

06/09 Croydon, PA – Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company (feat. Comeback Kid, Mindpower & Activate)
06/12 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
06/13 New York, NY – Rocks Off Convert Cruise
06/14 Easton, PA – One Center Square
06/15 Brattleboro, VT – The Stone Church
06/16 Montebello, QC – Rock Fest
06/17 Providence, RI – Alchemy

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