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Metal News for June 1, 2018

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16 news articles posted on this day.

Axis Of Despair (Nasum, Coldwork) Debut New Song

Sweden's AXIS OF DESPAIR - featuring current and former members of Nasum, Coldworker, Infanticide, Volturyon, Livet Som Insats, Nervgift, and Overtorture - is preparing to release their debut full-length, Contempt For Man, via Southern Lord on July 27th.

AXIS OF DESPAIR's Contempt For Man propels with twenty super-charged, raging songs, clocking in around the half-hour mark - short enough to retain attention, and long enough to serve a good taste of the bands particular brand of European grindcore.

Listen to an advance track from AXIS OF DESPAIR's Contempt For Man with "A Life Of Ceaseless Grind" streaming below:

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Casket Feeder Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

British death metal group CASKET FEEDER are now streaming the entirety of their upcoming EP "Scalps". The EP will be released June 1st through Hibernacula Records.

Stream the EP below.

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Dead Shape Figure Debut New Song

Helsinki based melodic death metal band Dead Shape Figure has releases a new single ”Bolt Of Chaos And Creation” from their upcoming full length album ”Cacoëthes” to be released on June 8th 2018.

Listen the single below:

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Extremity Premiere New Song "Grave Mistake"

Oakland's EXTREMITY will issue their proper debut full-length, Coffin Birth, via 20 Buck Spin in July, the label dispatching the album's maiden single, "Grave Mistake," streaming below.

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Bottom Premiere New Video For "Replika"

Polish grindcore/death metal pioneers Bottom have released their latest mini-album, entitled “Epidemo”, through Deformeathing Production on 18 May 2018 in CD and Digital formats. The new material follows up on their well-received album, “Psychofilia”, and includes six brand new tracks, a Lock Up cover and one re-recorded song from the band’s 2003 demo, “Hateful Music Terrorism”. In support of the album, a music video to the track “Replika” is now streaming below:

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Neorhythm Premiere New Song "Golden Mean"

NEORHYTHM offer what can only be described as Metal from Space on debut album Zetetic. Creative in concept and aggressive in approach, Zetetic is an interstellar journey that is impossible to forget. The album, which was produced and mixed by Vladimir Lehtinen (SECOND TO SUN), will be released on June 18. A promo video for new single "Golden Mean" is available for streaming below:

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Symphony X’s Michael Romeo Premieres New Song

Symphony X’s Michael Romeo premieres a new song entitled "Black", taken from his upcoming first solo album "War of the Worlds Pt. 1", which is due out July 27th on Music Theories Recording.

Check out now "Black" below.

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Witchskull Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Australia's Witchskull premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Coven's Will", which will be out in stores June 2nd through Rise Above.

Check out now "Coven's Will" in its entirety below.

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Barbarian Prophecies Premiere New Music Video

Melodic blackened death metal unit Barbarian Prophecies premiere a new video for "Path of the Soul", taken from their latest album "Origin", out now via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Path of the Soul" below.

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Backslider Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Philadelphia trio Backslider premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new EP "Death Residue", which will be out in stores soon via Nerve Altar.

Check out now "Death Residue" in its entirety below.

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YOB Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

YOB‘s new effort "Our Raw Heart" is streaming in its entirety now via NPR just over a week ahead of the album’s official June 08th release on Relapse. The group will mount this summer tour with Bell Witch to promote the effort:

YOB also have this fall trek with Acid King and CHRCH booked:

06/14 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street
06/15 Austin, TX – Austin Terror Fest
06/16 Little Rock, AR – Mutants of the Monster Festival
06/17 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone
06/19 Birmingham, AL – Saturn
06/20 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
06/22 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
06/23 Wilmington, NC – Reggies 42nd St Tavern
06/24 Asheville, NC – Mothlight
06/25 Raleigh, NC – King’s
06/27 Baltimore, MD – Metro
06/28 New York, NY – le poisson rouge
06/29 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
06/30 Cambridge, MA – Middle East
07/02 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rosa
07/03 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
07/04 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
07/06 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
07/07 Detroit, MI – El Club
07/08 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
07/10 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
07/11 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
07/12 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
07/13 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
07/14 Boise, ID – Neurolux More...

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Ralph Santolla (Ex-Deicide, Obituary) In A Coma

Guitarist Ralph Santolla (Devil’s Highway, ex-Deicide/Obituary/Death, etc.) is currently in coma after suffering a heart attack on Tuesday (May 29th). His mother posted the below statement on his condition via Facebook:

“Friend and family..it is out there now so let me tell you what I know. Ralph thought he had a spider bite on Saturday. Went to the hospital. It was not a spider bite, it was a blood clot. Tuesday nite he fell and he had a heart attack. John Rocha gave him CPR until EMT arrive. His heart had stopped but they got him back. His visuals are staple but he is in a coma.

He is on a ventilator but he is breathing around it he could breathe on his own but they do not want to had additional strain to his body. He is in a coma. That is the main concern at this moment. They can fix everything else. We are having as many of his friends as he can come and talk to him and play music. There has been a minimal movement but some.

It is ICU but he is in a private room and they are letting anyone in and they can stay as long as they want. So please pray as he has people all over the world praying and if you can come and spend time with him. Please..he needs to get back from the place that he is in. I love you all…let’s just work on getting him out of the coma if we can. I will keep everyone update the best I can” More...

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2018 ‘The Summer Slaughter Tour’: New Dates Added

The 2018 edition of the annual ‘The Summer Slaughter Tour‘ has added a trio of dates. Most of the bands involved will now be performing at the July 28th date of the ‘Heavy Montreal‘ festival in Montreal, QC on July 28th. New stops have also been booked for Guelph, Ontario and Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Between The Buried And Me
Born Of Osiris
Veil Of Maya
The Agony Scene
Terror Universal

07/13 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz Raleigh
07/14 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
07/15 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
07/17 Lynchburg, VA – Phase 2
07/18 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
07/19 New York City, NY – Irving Plaza
07/20 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
07/21 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
07/22 Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts
07/24 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
07/26 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theater
07/27 Guelph, ON – Guelph Concert Theatre
07/28 Montreal, QC – Parc Jean-Drapeau (‘Heavy Montreal‘)
07/30 Columbus, OH – Express Live
07/31 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
08/02 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
08/03 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
08/05 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
08/09 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
08/10 Berkeley, CA – The UC Theater
08/11 Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
08/12 Anaheim, CA – Grove of Anaheim
08/14 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
08/17 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
08/18 Houston, TX – House of Blues
08/19 Austin, TX – Empire Garage

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SPINE Premiere New Single “Your Reason”

SPINE premiere another new song from their upcoming new album “Faith“. Check out “Your Reason” from that effort below ahead of its June 15th release via Bridge 9.

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Night Verses Premiere “Phoenix IV: Levitation”

Night Verses premiere a nearly ten minute long new track entitled “Phoenix IV: Levitation“. It will be found on the group's new effort, “From The Gallery Of Sleep“, out June 29th via Equal Vision Records.

Comments drummer Aric Improta, also of The Fever 333, of the track: More...

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Scars On Broadway Debut New Song “Dictator”

Daron Malakian‘s (System Of A Down) Scars On Broadway debut a second track from their upcoming new album “Dictator“. Below you can stream the title track from the effort, which will be out on July 20th.

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