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Metal News for May 16, 2019

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11 news articles posted on this day.

Vesperia Guitarist Posts New Playthrough Video

Frankie C., known for his guitar work in Canadian symphonic death metal band Vesperia recently released his side project entitled "Cellular Damascus" this past March. An instrumental solo project that came to light after he was crowned champion of season one of “Shredders of Metal” presented by Banger TV. The EP is technical, groovy and energetic, and lets the listener focus on the guitar work that he takes great pride in orchestrating.

Posting his next playthrough video in support of his debut, Frankie C. explains "Life By Fire":

"This song is quite a lot of fun to play. There are many exciting melodic themes as well as head banging sections and a lot of notes! To me this song is evil but fun."

Watch "Life By Fire" below. More...

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Einherjer Signs With Napalm Records

Welcome back to the family, Eeinherjer! Napalm Records is proud to announce that the Norwegian Viking Metal legends return after 23 years and the release of "Dragons Of The North" in 1996!

Napalm Records A&R Sebastian Muench comments:
"In 1996 Napalm Records released what today can clearly be described as one of the best Viking / Pagan Metal albums ever written, 'Dragons of the North.' 23 years later it is a pleasure to announce the re-signing of Einherjer. Welcome back to the Napalm Records family and together we can create yet another masterpiece!“

Frode “Grimar“ Glesnes on the signing:
"We're thrilled to announce that we have signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. We're currently writing the follow-up to 2018's Norrøne Spor and I can't wait to see what a powerful entity such as Napalm Records can make out of our Norse Heavy Metal."

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Slipknot Reveals New Album Details

Infamous Iowa nine piece Slipknot has finally revealed the details of their long awaited sixth studio album, entitled, "We Are Not Your Kind." The album is scheduled to be released on August 9th through Roadrunner Records and will include no less than fourteen new songs, though the previously released single, "All Out Life" will not appear on the record. The band has also revealed the artwork and tracklisting for the new album, both of which can be found below.

In addition to this, Slipknot has also posted a new music video online for the song, "Unsainted," which was directed by percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan and gives fans the first look at their new masks. You can also check that out below.


1. Insert Coin
2. Unsainted
3. Birth Of The Cruel
4. Death Because Of Death
5. Nero Forte
6. Critical Darling
7. Liar’s Funeral
8. Red Flag
9. What’s Next
10. Spiders
11. Orphan
12. My Pain
13. Not Long For This World
14. Solway Firth More...

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Axioma Premiere New Song "Sacred Killing Machine"

Cleveland post-black metal outfit Axioma premiere a new song called "Sacred Killing Machine", taken from their upcoming debut album "Crown", which is due out June 28th via Translation Loss.

Check out now "Sacred Killing Machine" below.

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Temple Koludra Premiere New Song "Namarupa"

Temple Koludra premiere a new song entitled "Namarupa", taken from their upcoming debut album "Seven! Sirens! To A Lost Archetype", which Transcending Obscurity Records will release on June 14th.
Check out now "Namarupa" below.

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Dipygus Premiere Full-Album Stream Of New Album

Dipygus premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new album "Deathooze", which was released on cassette and CD from Caligari and 12” vinyl from Expansion Abyss May 15.

Check out now "Deathooze" in its entirety below.

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Premature Burial Premiere New Song

Spanish metal unit Premature Burial premiere a new song called "Creator Destroyer", taken from their upcoming new album "Antihuman", which will be out in stores via Selfmadegod Records on May 17th.

Check out now "Creator Destroyer" below.

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Antagony Premiere New Video For "Kip and Mitch"

Bay Area band Antagony - featuring also Oblivion's Nick Vasallo - premiere a video new for "Kip and Mitch", taken from their upcoming new album "Ashes", which will be out in stores May 24th via Bandcamp. "Ashes" was produced by Nick Vasallo and Zack Ohren. It was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Zack Ohren at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland on February 17th, 2019, and the artwork was created by Michael Alvarez and Chuck Ennis.

Check out now "Kip and Mitch" below.

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Baroness Premiere New Single “Throw Me An Anchor”

“Throw Me An Anchor” is the latest single to premiere from Baroness‘ impending new full-length “Gold & Grey“, streaming for you via YouTube below. “Gold & Grey“ is scheduled for a June 14th release via the group’s own label Abraxan Hymns.

In related news, the band announce the dates for a European/UK tour supporting Volbeat alongside Danko Jones. Said trek will hit the below cities: More...

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Red Fang Premiere “Antidote” Video Via Video Game

Red Fang premiere a new music video for their song “Antidote“, and it arrives with a special catch. The video has debuted via a game called ‘Red Fang: Headbang!‘ which tracks the headbanging of its viewer. In the case you're not headbang, the group will perish, with three different endings installed.

The game was developed and directed by Wieden+Kennedy‘s Ansel Wallenfang, who states: More...

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As Cities Burn Premiere New Single “Hollowed Out”

As Cities Burn‘s new track “Hollowed Out” has premiered online streaming below. The single is taken from the group’s new full-length “Scream Through The Walls“, which Equal Vision will have out in stores on June 07th.

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