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Metal News for May 21, 2018

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Track-by-Track for The Order of Elijah's New Album

Today Metalunderground.com has the exclusive track-by-track breakdown for The Order of Elijah’s new album, “Pathos. Logos. Ethos.” by lead vocalist Shannon Low. “Pathos. Logos. Ethos.” is out now on Luxor Records.

1. E Pluribus Unum - This song is a message from the American Government to YOU. They had quite a bit to say. Don't kill me, I'm just the messenger ;)

2. Highly Functioning Sociopath - This was one of the first attempts at writing about myself in a universal fashion. I think many of us, deep down, are becoming highly functioning sociopaths. Due to the overwhelming charge of being a human, many of us can only reflect on the past in order to determine why we are the way we are. This song is about finding strengths in your weaknesses and finding weaknesses in your enemies strengths.

3. Meaning of Life - This song is a direct referral to the notion that secularists cannot have meaning nor morality without adhering to a mythological god belief. It seems borderline unstable to say that one would be out killing and raping if they were to simply come to the conclusion that their beliefs are driven by sheer circumstance and localized tradition. This song highlights some of the imperative parts of our existence in a universal aspect that life is already beautiful and amazing without fairies in the garden.

4. Kill Your Masters - This song has a satirical twist on our society's addiction to screens. The song is urging the listener to look up and take in the beauty of the world rather than dedicate your hours to a slightly radiated screen of bright colors. America has become the consuming capital of the world and our addiction to screens is highly correlated with that disorder.

5. 1% - The elite rich dictate much of our daily lives. Depending on what the top 1% bourgeois are concerned with at that time in history determines what the rest of us are concerned with at that time in history. Corporations determine the clothes we wear, the topics we discuss, and the leaders we follow. This song is about those people. Musically, it turned out to be one of the most innovative songs we have composed over the years.

6. Hitchens Butterfly - This song was point blank written out of anger, which is rare for me. The music is some of the heaviest riffs we have compiled, occasionally reminding me of early Suicide Silence. We intentionally made this one out to be brutal in order to highlight the angry lyrics. Plus I had to give a shout out to my man Christopher Hitchens ;)

7. Cut From The Strings - This song is discussing ideas in the form of addiction. In our rampant, modern-day culture, ideas are extremely contagious. News sources are undependable which leave the public at risk of believing whatever appeals closest to their own biases. This is happening on every side of the spectrum. Cut From the Strongs is about separating oneself from that addictive behavior toward ideas and learning to rely on critical thinking and humanism to determine reality.

8. Secular Nation - Secular Nation is speaking from The People unto the elitists. Claiming independence from meaningless thought crimes that society dictates as a norm. The song eventually takes a stance against outdated ideologies and passes the baton to a more scientifically enriched civilization.

9. Nothing But Sky - This song is written about overcoming the shackles of dogma through a series of empowering gestures. The tempo is upbeat and energetic while the lyrics begin as a frantic overlay of realizations.

10. Answers - This song strikes me as a heavy ballad. I left it last on the album for a reason. The lyrics are somewhat of a letter to our older fans. I was hesitant to put this one on the album but she seemed to fit. This song was our attempt to step outside of our normal writing box.

Check out the band's latest video for "Highly Functioning Sociopath" below:

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Parkway Drive Australian Tour Announced

Parkway Drive have announced an Australian tour in support of their sixth studio LP, Reverence. Accompanying them on the seven date run will be American metalcore giants Killswitch Engage and fellow countrymen Thy Art Is Murder. Tickets go on sale May 24. Below's where the the trek will stop:

Thu Oct 25 UC Refectory, Canberra
Fri Oct 26 Hordern Pavilion, Sydney Lic / AA
Sat Oct 27 NEX, Newcastle
Sun Oct 28 Riverstage, Brisbane Lic / AA
Fri Nov 2 Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne Lic / AA
Sat Nov 3 Entertainment Centre, Adelaide Lic / AA
Tue Nov 6 HBF Stadium, Perth Lic / AA More...

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Aparthiva Raktadhar Premiere New Song

Indian black/death trio named Aparthiva Raktadhar premiere a new song entitled "Proclamations of the Empty", taken from their upcoming new album "Agyat Ishvar", which will be released on July 21st by Iron Bonehead on 7'' vinyl.

Check out now "Proclamations of the Empty" below.

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Blasphamagoatachrist Premiere New Songs

Blasphamagoatachrist premiere two new songs titled “Ze Blasphamagoatachrist Machine“ and “Tyrannic Empire“, taken from their upcoming new album "Black Metal Warfare", which will be released by Nuclear War Now! on July 1st.

There’s a video trailer below, which identifies the participants in this project.

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Attila & Eskimo Callboy Announce European/UK Tour

Attila and Eskimo Callboy will be out touring Europe and the UK together this fall. Below's where the run will hit:

10/17 Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms
10/18 Bristol, UK – Fleece
10/19 London, UK – Islington Academy O2
10/20 Newcastle, UK – Riverside
10/21 Glasgow, UK – Classic Grand
10/22 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
10/23 Birmingham, UK – The Asylum 2
10/25 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
10/26 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
10/27 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
10/28 Antwerp, BEL – Kavka
10/30 Bologna, ITA – Zona Roveri
10/31 Milan, ITA – Legend Club
11/01 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
11/02 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
11/03 Dresden, GER – Eventwerk
11/04 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
11/08 Munchen, GER – Tonhalle
11/09 Dortmund, GER – Phoenixhalle
11/10 Hamburg, GER – Docks
11/11 Wiesbaden, GER – Shlachthof
11/13 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
11/14 Budapest, HUN – A38
11/15 Nurnberg, GER – Lowensaal

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Metallica Give Three Fans A Tour Of Their HQ

Ernie Ball and Metallica announced the winners of the Hetfield + Hammett Experience contest. The three grand prize winners won a trip to meet James and Kirk at Metallica HQ, the band’s inner sanctum where they record, write, and houses memorabilia from their 30+ years of touring worldwide.

Trevor, Kim, and Anthony had the opportunity to pick the metal masters’ brains, hear stories from the road, and learn invaluable lessons about their music gear, playing techniques, and even personal stories with an exclusive Q&A. Check out all of the behind the scenes footage below:

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