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Metal News for May 16, 2018

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18 news articles posted on this day.

Mask of Judas Streaming New Music Video

UK progressive death metal outfit Mask of Judas recently revealed a crushingly heavy yet soulful track 'The Conspirator' with accompanying music video, which you can view below.

"The Conspirator" is taken from their brand new album "The Mesmerist", for which a full-album stream is available below as well: More...

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Avoid Premiere New Song "Father Centipede"

Seattle-based metalcore outfit AVOID has released their new single, "Father Centipede" through Revival Recordings. The track, with accompanying stream video, can be heard on the Revival Recordings YouTube channel below:

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Northwoods Premiere New Track "City 40"

Italian hardcore act NORTHWOODS debut their new single "City 40". The song is taken from the forthcoming debut full-length album "Wasteland", out soon via Shove, Brigante and Mothership Records.

Listen to "City 40" below:

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Gaerea Premiere New Song "Catharsis" From Upcoming

Portugese outfit black metal band Gaerea premiere a new song called "Catharsis", taken from their upcoming self-titled debut album, which comes out June 22 on Transcending Obscurity.

Check out now "Catharsis" below.

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Boundaries Debut New Song "Sanctum Of Suffering"

Boundaries premiere a new song and video titled "Sanctum Of Suffering", taken from their brand new EP "Spring Demonstration", out in stores now via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Sanctum Of Suffering" below.

See Boundaries live this summer on the followoing dates: More...

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Apocrophex Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Tech death outfit Apocrophex premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Æternalis ", which will be out in stores May 18 via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Æternalis " in its entirety below.

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Abstracter Premiere "Wings of Annihilation"

Oakland, California’s Abstracter premiere a new song entitled "Wings of Annihilation", taken from their upcoming new album "Cinerus Incarnate", which will be released on various formats through various the following labels: Sentient Ruin, Vendetta, I Voidhanger, Tartarus and Daymare.

Check out now "Wings of Annihilation" below.

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With the End in Mind Debut "Unraveling; Arising"

Atmospheric black metal unit With the End in Mind debut the title track of their upcoming new album "Unraveling; Arising", which will be out in stores July 6 via Temple of Torturous.

Check out now "Unraveling; Arising" below.

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Inverser Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Inverser premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new release "Demo 2018", which will be out in stores on cassette via Caligari Records on May 18.

Check out now the demo in its entirety below.

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Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters Debut New Song

Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters premiere a new song etitled "Cojones Feos", taken from their upcoming new album "Come & Chutney", which will be out in stores July 13.

Check out now "Cojones Feos" below.

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Light This City Premiere New Music Video

Light This City‘s new music video for “Agents Of Fate” has been premiered and can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band’s new album “Terminal Bloom”, which will see release next Friday (May 25th) via Creator-Destructor Records. Shane Henry directed the clip.

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Dee Snider (Ex-Twisted Sister) Discusses New Album

The cover art and track listing have been shared for the new release from ex-Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider. The album is titled “For The Love Of Metal” and was produced by Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta, featuring guest spots from the following musicians:

Howard Jones (Light The Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage, etc.)
Mark Morton (Lamb Of God)
Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy)
Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust)
Nick Bellmore (Toxic Holocaust)
Charlie Bellmore (Kingdom Of Sorrow)

Comments Dee Snider:

“I am beyond excited to be working with one of the world’s leading labels for heavy music, it’s a perfect home for this album! I believe there’s something for every hard rock and metal fan on this record and I cannot wait to unleash it on the world July 27th!”


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Havok & Jungle Rot Summer Tour Announced

Havok, Jungle Rot and Extinction A.D. will be out on the road together this summer with the below run of shows announced. The tour will immediately follow Havok and Extinction A.D.‘s Canadian run with Suicidal Tendencies.

07/21 Saskatoon, SK – Black Cat Tavern
07/23 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall
07/24 Chicago, IL – Reggies Rock Club (no Jungle Rot)
07/25 Lansing, MI – The Loft
07/26 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
07/27 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall
07/29 Montreal, QC – Heavy Montreal
07/30 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
07/31 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
08/02 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theatre
08/03 Iowa City, IA – Gabes
08/04 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
08/05 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater

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Gwar & Light The Torch Summer Tour Announced

Gwar announce a run of booked summer dates with Light The Torch. The group are offering a ‘Lords & Masters VIP Experience Package‘ at the shows, which among various other benefits, ensures you’ll be ‘sacrificed’ onstage by the band. Comments Gwar vocalist Blothar The Beserker of the tour:

“Foolish Talking Apes! The world is our circus, and you are our monkeys! Come, swallow my sword and bear witness to the greatest happening in superhuman history! GWAR‘s Blood of God’s tour will change your meaningless lives. A true mutated menagarie of malevolence the likes of which have never been seen.”

07/11 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s (feat. DevilDriver)
07/12 Cadott, WI – Rock Fest

w/ Light The Torch:

07/13 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
07/14 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
07/15 Lincoln, NE – The Bourbon Theatre
07/16 Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
07/17 Springfield, MO – The Complex
07/20 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel


09/13 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
09/14 Millvale, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre

Adds guitarist Pustulus Maximus: More...

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I Prevail Debut Music Video “Rise”

I Prevail debut a final single from their debut album, “Lifelines“. The band hired Dominar Films to direct the below music video for their new track “Rise”.

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Revocation Tease New Song

Revocation‘s wrapped up tracking its new album, which will hit stores on September 28th. The band share a teaser for it streaming below, featuring a preview of a new track.

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Trivium Announce Summer Tour w/ Fit For An Autopsy

Trivium will go out on headlining tour in July with Fit For An Autopsy and Bad Omens as support acts. Those shows will take place around some of Trivium‘s festival performances. Below's where the trek will hit:

07/13 Cadott, WI – Cadott Rockfest
07/14 Oshkosh, WI – Rock USA
07/15 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
07/17 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
07/18 Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
07/19 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
07/20 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
07/21 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
07/23 Johnson City, TN – Capone’s
07/24 Charleston, WV – The Bakery
07/25 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
07/27 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
07/28 Bangor, ME – Impact Music Fest
07/29 Montreal, QC – Heavy MTL

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Parkway Drive & August Burns Red Tour Announced

Parkway Drive announce a late summer North American tour supporting their new album, “Reverence“. August Burns Red, The Devil Wears Prada and Polaris will join them on the trek. Below’s where it will hit:

08/30 San Diego, CA – SOMA
08/31 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
09/01 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
09/02 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
09/04 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
09/05 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
09/06 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater & Ballroom
09/07 Toronto, ON – Rebel
09/09 Montreal, QC – MTelus
09/10 Queens, NY – Knockdown Center
09/12 Worcester, MA – Worcester Palladium
09/13 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
09/14 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
09/16 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
09/17 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
09/19 Houston, TX – House of Blues
09/20 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
09/21 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
09/22 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
09/23 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

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