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Metal News for May 22, 2018

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11 news articles posted on this day.

The Beast Of Nod Premiere New Song & Video

Death metal outfit THE BEAST OF NOD has released their debut album, VAMPIRA: DISCIPLE OF CHAOS with an accompanying comic book for fans of Sci Fi and vicious metal. To showcase the Boston based group's unique style and musical vision, they've also released a lyric video for the single "Behold! ... But Beware the Celestial Cetaceans! ".

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Soliloquium Debut New Song "Chains"

Swedish death/doom outfit Soliloquium debut a new song entitled "Chains", taken from their upcoming new album "Contemplations", which will be out in stores on June 1st via Transcending Records.

Check out now "Chains" below.

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Maggot Heart (ex-Grave Pleasures) Debut New Song

Dark rock outfit Maggot Heart (ex-Grave Pleasures) debut a new song titled "Medication", taken from their upcoming new album "Dusk to Dusk", which is due on July 13th via Teratology Sound & Vision.

Check out now "Medication" and a previously released trailer for the new effort below.

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Spaceslug Premiere New Song & Video "Obsolith"

Polish stoner metal and psychedelic doom outfit Spaceslug premiere a new song entitled "Obsolith", taken from their upcoming new album "Eye of the Tide", which will be out in stores later this year.

Check out now "Obsolith" below.

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Sahon Premiere New Song "Faith of Savagery"

South Korean thrash metal band Sahon premiere a new song entitled "Faith of Savagery", taken from their upcoming new album "Chanting For the Fallen", which will be released by Transcending Obscurity Asia on July 15th.

Check out now "Faith of Savagery" below.

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Misery Index European Tour Announced

Misery Index announce their upcoming Summer European Tour. In other news then group also intend to record their sixth studio album before fall.

08/09 München, GER – Backstage
08/10 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault Open Air
08/11 Rostock, GER – Alte Zuckerfabrik
08/12 Hannover, GER – Bei Chez Heinz
08/13 Berlin, GER – Bi Nuu – Hellfire Fest
08/14 Osnabrück, GER – Bastard Club
08/15 Rotterdam, NLD – Baroeg
08/16 Roeselare, BEL – De Verlichte Geest
08/17 Dinkelsbühl, GER – Summer Breeze Open Air
08/19 Saint-Nolff FRA – Motocultor Fest
08/21 Lyon, FRA – Rock ’N’ Eat
08/22 Milan, ITA – Slaughter Club
08/23 Spital Am Simmerin, AUT – Kaltenbach Open Air
08/24 Andernach, GER – Death Feast Open Air
08/25 Amstelveen, NLD – P60
09/07 Hüttikon, CHE – Meh Suff Fest

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Repentance Premiere New Track “Born To Choose”

Repentance (Stuck Mojo, ex-Broken Hope, etc.) have premiered another new song called “Born To Choose“ streaming below. The band recorded this track at Mercenary Digital Studios with Scott Creekmore (Dirge Within, Lionheart). Chris Collier (Prong, Flotsam And Jetsam) took over mixing and mastering duties.


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Five Motograter Members Exit Band

It would appear that Motograter have imploded with reports of all members exiting the band except guitarist/vocalist Matt “Nuke” Nunes. Numetal.net have shared a picture of a text conversation with Motograter guitarist Jesse Stamper in which Stamper revealed that all members of the band, including himself, have quit, leaving Nunes the only remaining member.

The mass exodus follows the latest period of lineup volatility for the band, which began late last year with the firing of drummer Noah “Shark” Robertson. This past April saw bassist Mylon Guy ejected from the group, who found out about his replacement by Aeon Cruz, after reading about it online.

The band nonethelesse just wrapped up a leg of spring touring this month, that was riddled with problems and canceled shows. Motograter wrecked their tour van and trailer which caused canceled dates. Nunes went to jail as well, stating that he was picked up for driving on a suspended license. He's been bragging about it via social media, even though it caused the cancellation of performances.

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Anaal Nathrakh To Release New Album In September

Anaal Nathrakh have a September 28th release date planned for their new effort “A New Kind Of Horror” via Metal Blade.

Comments singer Dave Hunt:

“This is not a happy album, it is bitter, vengeful, sarcastic, sardonic, violent, terrified and horrified, terrifying and horrifying in equal measure. Above all, it is human, and all that that entails. It’s as sincere as we could make it. There’s a lot that goes into our albums, of course, but it all comes about as a natural result of who we are, and for ‘A New Kind Of Horror‘ we felt early on that it was clearly its own thing. It doesn’t have to stand in comparison with anything, because to us it’s in a class of its own.”

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Bloodbath Forced To Postpone North American Tour

Due to visa issues Bloodbath had to postpone their planned North American tour that was scheduled to kickoff this week. The group released the below statement:

“It’s with an immense mix of anger, frustration and sadness that we’re forced to announce the following news…

We will not be flying out tomorrow to begin our first North American tour we all so much looked forward to playing.

We’ve been rehearsing and preparing this for months and our gear and bags are packed ready by the doorstep, but sadly due to the US Immigration and Embassy making a mistake with our visas, they couldn’t fix it in time and reissue it.

We hoped we never would have to make this kind of announcement, we were still trusting they would issue it in time to the very bitter end, but now with less than 24hrs to go, we have to accept our fate, it ain’t gonna happen.

We’re so sorry for all of you who bought a ticket and made plans to come see Bloodbath!

On any kind of positive note, we WILL be rescheduling (nothing else is acceptable!) and prepare to play the tour as soon as possible. More news on refunds etc. ASAP.”

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Fit For A King U.S Summer Tour Announced

Fit For A King, Like Moths To Flames and Currents announce a summer tour. That run will hit the following cities:

07/18 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
07/19 Fort Worth, TX – Rail Club
07/20 Tyler, TX – Crossroads
07/21 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street
07/22 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
07/24 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
07/25 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
07/26 Van Nuys, CA – White Oak
07/27 Reno, NV – Jub Jubs
07/28 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
07/29 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
07/31 Wichita, KS – Rock Island Live
08/01 Kansas City, MO – Davey’s Uptown
08/02 Sioux Falls, SD – Big Bars
08/03 Duluth, MN – Red Herring Lounge
08/05 Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome
08/07 Lansing, MI – The Loft
08/08 Charleston, WV – The Bakery
08/09 Fayetteville, NC – Drunk Horse Pub
08/10 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
08/11 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
08/12 Margate, FL – O’Malleys
08/14 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall

Fit For A King will have their new album out later this year via Solid State Records. A first single from said effort will be released on June 01st.

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