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Metal News for June 12, 2018

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13 news articles posted on this day.

Demande à la Poussière Premiere “L’Univers”

Parisian blackened postmetal to sludge/doom trio DEMANDE À LA POUSSIÈRE is set to release their self-titled debut album early this Fall on Argonauta Records. Formed by members of THE GREAT OLD ONES, WURM and OMRADE, among others, the band premiere their first single “L’Univers” streaming below, which will be the opening track of their forthcoming album.

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Runescarred Premiere New Song "A Darker Man"

Progressive groove metal band RUNESCARRED premiere a new video for their song "A Darker Man". The track is taken from their upcoming EP "We Are", which will be released on June 29th.

Watch the video below:

Vocalist Ven Scott commented: More...

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Witchfyre Premiere New Song "Behind the Wall"

Spanish occult heavy metal band WITCHFYRE, have revealed the cover artwork as well as the first advance track "Behind the Wall" for their debut album "Grimorium Verum", which is set to be released on August 08 through Fighter Records.

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Collector Premiere New Song "A Tale of Titans"

Boston’s multi-faceted heavy metal outfit Collector premiere a new song titled "A Tale of Titans", taken from their upcoming new album "Liberation’s Fall", which will be out in stores June 13th.

Check out now "A Tale of Titans" below.

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The Faceless: Troubled Performance In Berkeley, CA

The Faceless have once again generated controversy after the entire band walked out on the band’s mastermind Michael Keene earlier this year, due to his alleged heroin addiction.

Keene rebuild the group again with new members, but it things went a bit off the rails obviously during their show on June 10th, at the ‘Bay Area Death Fest‘ in Berkeley, CA. The Faceless were billed to perform their entire 2008 album “Planetary Duality”. According to fans who attended, that didn’t quite happen:

“I only had to wait around for 1.5 hours after TZP finished to be able to hear 50% of Planetary Duality played terribly. This is the third time in ONE year that I’ve been burned by The Faceless’ antics (no show at SS2017 Anaheim and set so terrible at SS2017 LA that Ken was throwing shade at Keene onstage).

I sincerely hope that someday everything is turned around and I and other fans can see The Faceless play live again, on time and well, but enough with the lame excuses. It was astounding to me how indignant Keene acted when told that they were far too late to play PD in it’s entirety, and then later offering the crowd to choose what songs to hear but then overturning the decision because “[I] like Ancient Covenant more.”

I mostly feel sorry for this round of musicians that have signed their reputations over to this band. They all seem like nice dudes and are extremely talented, but I guess they knew what they were getting into. RIP The Faceless.”

Fan-filmed footage of Keene struggling through a solo on that night can be sen below:

Comment The Faceless of the set:

“We had an awesome time last night at Bay Area Death Fest! Now we have a couple of shows with By the Thousands, and then Montebello Rockfest on Saturday!”

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Watch: Power Trip Perform An Intimate House Show

Watch Power Trip perform an intimate house show in the video streaming below. The show took place as part of a recent episode of "The House Of Strombo", where bands are invited to play at the home of host George Stroumboulopoulos.

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Skyharbor Premiere New Music Video “Dim”

Skyharbor premiere a new music video for their track “Dim“, which was directed by Tom Flynn and Mike Watts. The band’s new effort “Sunshine Dust” will be out September 07th via eOne Music/Good Fight Music. States the group’s frontman Eric Emery:

“‘Dim‘ is one of my favorite songs on the record and I can’t wait to share the video with everyone. Thematically, the song alludes to the volatile current political climate in the US, as well as exploring what our potential future could look like should we continue down this road.”

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Russian Circles & Chelsea Wolfe Tour Announced

Russian Circles will be out on the road with Chelsea Wolfe this fall with the below run of shows booked:

09/23 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
09/25 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
09/26 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
09/28 Salt Lake City, UT – Crucial Fest
09/29 Denver, CO – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
09/30 Albuquerque, NM – Sister
10/03 San Diego, CA – The Music Box
10/04 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
10/06 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
10/07 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
10/09 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre

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Cryptodira & Yashira Tour Announced

Cryptodira and Yashira announce their tour plans for July. Below’s where the will perform:

07/14 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus (‘Mathcore Index Fest‘) (no Cryptodira)
07/15 Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall
07/16 Providence, RI – Alchemy
07/17 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
07/18 Greensboro, NC – New York Pizza
07/19 Chattanooga, TN – Ziggy’s Music Box
07/20 Gainesville, FL – The Atlantic

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Voivod To Release New Album “The Wake” This Fall

Voivod‘s fourteenth studio effort “The Wake” is scheduled for a late September release via Century Media. Comments drummer Michel “Away” Langevin:

“We are thrilled to let you know that our new album, ‘The Wake‘, is completed! The music is like a futuristic prog thrash metal trek with many twists and turns, and the story involves the usual Voivodian topics: disasters, chaos, conflicts, strange plots and alternate consciousness. We are excited with the result and can’t wait to get the material out to you this fall!

Also, try to catch us when we tour Europe in September and October. It will be a great opportunity for the band to test some songs from our upcoming album.”

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Parkway Drive UK Arena Headlining Tour Announced

Parkway Drive announce their UK headlining tour for early 2019. Opening acts have yet to be revealed. Tickets will go on sale this coming Friday, June 15th.

01/29 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
01/31 Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena
02/01 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
02/02 London, UK – Alexandra Palace

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TesseracT & BTBAM UK & Ireland Tour Announced

TesseracT will be out on a UK/Ireland headlining tour this fall with Between The Buried And Me and Plini as support. Below’s where the trek will hit:

11/27 Bristol, UK – SWX
11/28 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
11/29 Glasgow, UK – Garage
11/30 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
12/01 London, UK – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
12/02 Dublin, IRE – Tivoli

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Abbath Bassist Exits Over Religious Matter

Bassist King Ov Hell (ex-Gorogorth/God Seed, etc.) has announced his exit from Abbath, who have been working on a new full-length. King (aka Tom Cato Visnes) explained via Facebook that a difference of opinion of the group’s upcoming lyrical matter led to his departure.

“King will no longer be part of Abbath due to conflicting views on lyrical concepts of the upcoming album. The lyrics are inspired by Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Gustav Jung. King finds that Jung’s connection to Christian mysticism is incompatible with the image of the band.

“I wish members of the actual band, label, and crew all the best for the upcoming shows and album. The music itself is nothing short of brilliant. However, I must maintain artistic integrity and respectfully step aside.” –King“

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