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Metal News for June 13, 2017

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20 news articles posted on this day.


Granada Premieres New Music Video

Argentina's groove / thrash act Granada is gearing up to release 4th full-length album "Sincronizado" on June 23rd via Symbol Of Domination.

Ahead of that release, today we're exclusively premiering a music video for the title track - check it out below!

The devastating Granada machine was formed in the year 2008 in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Guillermo Estévez (vocals and guitar). New album "Sincronizado" was recorded at El Pie Recording Studio and Chulengo, and produced by Guillermo Estévez.

Granada comments on the title track video: "Taxidermy is the preserving of an animal's body via stuffing or mounting for the purpose of display or study. In the official video, we shot a real Taxidermist working for us, trying to communicate that the process of recording and album or song, or even playing it live is similar to Taxidermy."

01. Poseso
02. Sincronizado
03. Mensaje Oculto
04. Provocación
05. Solve Et Coagula
06. La Cosecha
07. La Serpiente
08. Almas Vendidas
09. Prohibido Por La Luz
10. Mas Allá De La Muerte

Digging what you hear below? Pre-order your own copy of the album at Bandcamp or throw the group a like at Facebook here. More...

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Godhead Machinery Posts "Praise The Flesh"

Swedish unorthodox extreme metal band Godhead Machinery today releases first single "Praise The Flesh" culled from upcoming album "Ouroboros," which is due out September 29th, 2017 via Inverse Records. Check out a lyric video for the track below.

Godhead Machinery was started by Kail during 2015 in the aftermath of his previous black metal band Misericordia, with the new band centered around studies within religion and political structures that permeates the world.

1. Ouroboros
2. The Plague
3. Tithe
4. A House Divided
5. Council of Nicaea
6. Revelation
7. Praise the Flesh More...

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Misamore: "It's All About Seeing A Band Live"

Last month we had the pleasure of premiering the innocence-shattering and symbolism-laden "Bloody Mary" video from Misamore.

After that clip came online, we wanted to find out more about this Sacremento trio and the "Monolith" album that spawned the video clip.

Below you can read our full interview with guitarist / vocalist Josh Amolsch, bassist Mike Dragony, and drummer Cameron Ellis in which they discuss the evolution of the band over time, how the new video came together, and a desire to play live as much as possible. More...

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Pit Stories: The Devil And The Dirty Deed

Tuesday again already? That means we've got more hilarious Pit Stories for you culled straight from the minds of the musicians themselves!

In recent weeks we've seen a show get tanked by a pretty smile and a very interesting way of expressing anger during a battle of the bands being judged by nuns.

Today we've got two stories from Annamaria Pinna and Dave Sussman of the New York based rock / gypsy metal Band Vajra. Both got a lot more than they bargained for at shows - but one of these endings is more enjoyable than the other!

First up is Annamaria, offering a story of a very unexpected encounter while waiting for the bathroom:

This actually just happened on our To The Ends Of The Earth tour. We were in Ohio. We had just played and I was waiting for the bathroom. I didn’t have my phone on me because it was charging so I basically looked around trying to waste time. The walls became so very interesting at that point.

I must have been waiting 5 minutes when all of a sudden, a woman sitting at the booth next to me leaps up, points in my direction and says “Either she goes, or I go!” And I looked at her intrigued by the drama unfolding before my eyes. It was like a juicy soap opera taking place right before my eyes. I looked behind me to see who she must have been referring to, but there was no one else there. The thought crossed my mind; was she talking about me? At that point, she glares at me and said “She’s the devil! Look at her, she’s evil!” So, naturally, I started laughing, which of course, freaked her out even more.

Her husband then jumps up, approaches me, apologizes and says she is really drunk. The whole situation amused me, so I smiled, looked at her, and told her husband not to worry and that this is clearly her issue. As I continued to smile and look at her, she continued to unravel and freak out more. I thought to myself that this experience paralleled a few chapters in The Master and Margarita.

Not sure why she thought I was the Devil, but I take it as a compliment. Bahahahhaha!

Dave meanwhile had this story to share about really "performing" well on stage: More...

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5FDP Comments On Disastrous Show

After a show in Tilburg last night was cut short last night and Ivan Moody apparently quit the band mid-set, Five Finger Death Punch has now released a statement about the situation. It doesn't address the Moody situation at all, but does indicate the band will still continue touring. The band comments:

"Those who have followed 5FDP from the beginning can tell you there has always been an element of danger and unpredictability in our music and in our shows.

"That’s Rock ‘n’ Roll. When you do over 150 shows in a year, you will inevitably have a few derailments, but the train always keeps on moving. Last night in Tilburg was one of those instances, but as they say, you aren’t a race car driver if you don’t wreck a car or two.

"We can’t wait to put on amazing shows tomorrow night at Nova Rock all the way to our just announced winter tour all over Europe. See you all on the race track... bring a helmet..." More...

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Moral Void Announces "Deprive" Album

Chicago blackened hardcore punk trio Moral Void will drop blistering debut full-length album entitled "Deprive" on August 11th with Translation Loss Records.

Since 2012, Moral Void has given only a taste of the band's thunderously caustic sound with three 7" releases (one being a split with Young And In The Way). For this debut full-length album, "Deprive" delivers ten dismal new songs, each one grittier than the last.

"We wanted to create a group of movements that were cohesive, versatile, and dynamic while maintaining aggression and rawness," drummer Ryan Emmans explains. "We were focused on writing music that gets to the point right out of the gate and doesn’t waste anyone’s time."

The album was recorded at Minbal Studios by Moral Void's own guitarist/vocalist Matt Russell and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. The full track listing is as follows: More...

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Iced Earth Posts New Lyric Video

With three days left until the release of 12th studio album "Incorruptible," Iced Earth has unveiled a new lyric video for the latest single off the record, titled "Clear The Way (December 13th, 1862)."

The 9:30 minute epic perfectly encapsulates the strength and essence of the band's forthcoming album.

Fans can still pre-order "Incorruptible" and gain access to stream the already released single tracks “Seven Headed Whore,” “Raven Wing,” “Great Heathen Army,” and “Clear The Way (December 13th, 1862)."

The full track listing for the album is:

1. Great Heathen Army
2. Black Flag
3. Raven Wing (see lyric video here)
4. The Veil
5. Seven Headed Whore (song available here)
6. The Relic (Part 1)
7. Ghost Dance (Awaken The Ancestors)
8. Brothers
9. Defiance
10. Clear The Way (December 13th, 1862) More...

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Igorrr Posts New Making-Of Video

On June 16th, Igorrr - the brainchild of French musician and eclectic composer Gautier Serre - will release new album, "Savage Sinusoid," via Metal Blade Records.

On this record, electronic manipulations, accordion, saxophone, sitar, harpsichord, mandolin and strings sit comfortably alongside ruthless blast beats, chunky riffs, death grunts and soaring operatic vocals - and as chaotic as this might sometimes seem, there is no lack of heart behind everything thundering from the speakers.

Check out the latest behind-the-scenes video chronicling the making of "Savage Sinusoid" below. More...

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Cormorant Reveals New Album Cover

"Diaspora" is the impending new full-length album from progressive black/death practitioners Cormorant. Slated to drop this August 11th, the consuming follow-up to 2014's "Earth Diver" sees Cormorant take progressive metal in expansive and exploratory new directions.

Recorded and mixed by Greg Wilkinson (Vastum, Graves At Sea, Noothgrush, Brainoil) at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California, the sixty-one-minute offering features the band's longest, most detail-oriented compositions to date.

"Diaspora" also features performances from renowned cellist Jackie Perez Gratz (Grayceon, Giant Squid, ex-Amber Asylum) and was mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, YOB, Gatecreeper). Additionally, Utah-based visionary artist Jeff Christensen created the album's vivid and stunning four-panel artwork, revealed for the first time today.

Issues Christensen, "The idea was to create four panels of artwork based on a migration theme. I thought it would be interesting to have the panels run consecutively to form an expansive, evolving image where the eyes can just roam. We wanted each painting to be able to hold its own as a standalone image but also be a link to the wider image of the migratory theme. The original artwork was done with oil paints on four 16" x 16" panels. The entire process was a challenge, and the finished images are really different than anything I've done before. I was given a lot of reign to just do my thing and I'm very happy with the way it turned out." More...

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Aborted Releasing New EP

Belgium’s busy-as-a-beaver death metal sickos from Aborted have recorded two new tracks for you. The singles will be out on the forthcoming EP, “Bathos,” which will be available as a digital download via Century Media Records on July 7th, 2017.

1. Bathos
2. Fallacious Crescendo

Stay tuned for a song stream to arrive at the end of the month. For now, you can catch these upcoming Aborted 2017 tour dates:

6/23 Ferropolis, DE - With Full Force 2017
6/25 Borgo Priolo, IT - Dagda Live Club
6/26 Salzburg, AT - Rockhouse Bar
6/27 Dornbirn, AT - Conrad Sohm
6/28 Aschaffenburg, DE - Colos-Saal
6/29 Aarau, CH - Kiff
7/6-7 Winthorpe, UK - Country Showground
7/9 Zwolle, NL - Hedon
7/11 Munster, DE - Sputnikhalle
8/3 Wacken, DE - Wacken Open Air
8/4 Volt Sittard, NL - Poppodium
8/5 Brugge, BE - Het Entrepot
8/6 St. Maurice De Gourdans, FR - Stade Regis Perrin
8/11 Villena, ES - Leyendas Del Rock More...

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Throne Of Malediction Posts "Legacy Of Sorrow"

As blackened mountain metal group Throne Of Malediction gears up for two separate releases this year, today a single has dropped as a taste of what's to come.

Check out new track "Legacy Of Sorrow" in the Bandcamp player below (or grab your own copy on a name-your-price basis here).

Throne Of Malediction will first release a retrospective titled "Perfect Tragedy" - including a few new songs as well as select tracks from the last decade - later this summer.

Next up, the band will drop a fourth full-length album at the very tail end of the year.

Stay tuned for full details to arrive soon, and you can follow the latest on Throne Of Malediction at Facebook here. The band currently consists of:

Eric Sartana Horner - Guitars, Vocals, Bass
Sandra - Keyboards More...

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Fall Of Summer Adds Five More Bands

The Fall of Summer team is excited to reveal five new bands the impending 2017 line-up, with the festival's organizers commenting:

"Let's get started with a very important project to us, as French metalheads and heavy metal lovers, with a tribute band to the cult heavy metal group Sortilege! Before giving you more details soon, we are very proud to tell you that some original members of the band will come on stage for the occasion!

"Still heavy metal to the core, let's raise our fist and start the rebellion together with German legends Grave Digger! It's also a great pleasure for us to welcome the cult American thrash metal band Toxik for a first show in France.

"Last but not least we are glad to announce two great American death metal bands, with grind death masters of Cattle Decapitation and veterans from Broken Hope, who reformed 5 years ago with Jeremy Wagner joined by vocalist Damian Leski from Gorgasm and other talented musicians, without stopping by the Paris area at all. They had to, at some point, and we're glad it will be at Fall of Summer 2017!"

Tickets for the French Fall of Summer 2017 festival can be obtained over here. More...

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Carnifex Releases "Dark Heart Ceremony" Video

California group Carnifex just released a live video for "Dark Heart Ceremony," taken from last year's "Slow Death" album. The footage was shot by Enlighten at The Glasshouse in Pomona, California.

The clip arrives just ahead of Carnifex's appearance on 2017 Warped Tour. The band will spend the entire summer performing as part of the annual festival and this clip demonstrates the type of live fury with which Carnifex takes the stage. It is certainly a taste of what's to come this summer. You've been warned.

"The stage is where everything about our music comes to life," said vocalist Scott Ian Lewis about the clip. "The love, the hate, the pain, everything is on display. This video captures those moments both on stage and in the crowd and so much more."


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Dying Fetus Streams New Song

The death metal overlords from Dying Fetus today share a latest single off impending 8th studio album "Wrong One To Fuck With." Listen to the song "Die With Integrity" below.

An extremely graphic NSFW video for the song will also premiere online tomorrow. Mitch Massie -
who helmed the infamous Cattle Decapitation video for "Forced Gender Reassignment" along with music videos from Whitechapel and John Frum - directed the video.

Dying Fetus will be on tour throughout the year starting with Summer Slaughter alongside The Black Dahlia Murder, kicking off July 27th in Reading, PA and running through August 26th in Cleveland, OH. Full details can be found here.

1. Fixated on Devastation (watch the video here0
2. Panic Amongst the Herd (streaming here)
3. Die With Integrity
4. Reveling in the Abyss
5. Seething With Disdain
6. Ideological Subjugation
7. Weaken the Structure
8. Fallacy
9. Unmitigated Detestation
10. Wrong One To Fuck With More...

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Contra Premieres "Dr. Goldfoot"

This coming July 1st, sludgy stoner doom group Contra will officially drop the screen-clearing bomb of debut album "Deny Everything."

That release is being prepped by Robustfellow Productions / Shifty Records, with pre-orders now online over here. The album was recorded at Bad Back Studios and mastered at Cauliflower Audio.

With just over two weeks to go, today we're premiering an advance track from the album - check out "Dr. Goldfoot" below!

Contra was originally formed as an instrumental 3-piece by former Sofa King Killer guitarist, Chris Chiera, and ex-Rue drummer, Aaron Brittain. After briefly playing together in another local outfit, they sought to start their own band and enlisted the aid of So Long Albatross bassist, Adam Horwatt, to play 4-string baritone guitar.

After recording the "Son of Beast" demo, the band decided to add another layer to this potent mix of metal, blues, rock, and sludge by asking vocalist Larry Brent to join the ranks. Check out Larry's contributions in the track below. More...

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Breaking News

Has Singer Ivan Moody Now Officially Quit FFDP?

Update: a full statement has now come online from the band regarding the situation and who will be filling in for Ivan going forward that can be read over here.

Five Finger Death Punch apparently performed its final show with vocalist Ivan Moody last night, Monday, June 12, in Tilburg, Netherlands. According to those in the audience, the band was a mess, frequently disappearing from stage to argue and more.

Attendees report singer Ivan Moody took to the stage late with Tommy Vext (Bad Wolves, ex-Diving Heresy) filling in on the first few songs. They also mention that Moody later stated that the show would be his last with the band during the set. Footage of that can be found below:


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Cwealm Premieres New Video "Wither, Tainted Crown"

Swedish black metal/death metal unit Cwealm (Old English for "death") premieres a new music video for "Wither, Tainted Crown", taken from the band's debut album "Odes To No Hereafter". The drumming on the album was performed by Amon Amarth’s drummer, Jocke Wallgren.

Check out now "Wither, Tainted Crown" below.

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Oceans Ate Alaska Debuts Song & Video "Escapist"

Birmingham, UK, five-piece Oceans Ate Alaska debuts a new song and music video entitled "Escapist", taken from the upcoming new album "Hikari", which will arrive in stores July 28th via Fearless Records. The song showcases the band’s new vocalist Jake Noakes.

Check out now "Escapist" below.

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Soul Remnants Premieres "Echoes Of Insanity"

Death metal band Soul Remnants premieres a new song entitled "Echoes Of Insanity", taken from the upcoming new concept album "Ouroboros", which will be out in stores July 21st via Lifeblood Inc. - the eOne Music label imprint headed up by Unearth frontman Trevor Phipps, producer Shane Frisby (Bury Your Dead, The Ghost Inside) and entertainment attorney Alex Ploegsma.

The new release according to a press release revolves around: "a futuristic, dystopian war amongst all mankind."

Check out now "Echoes Of Insanity" below.

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Thousand Below Premieres New Song "Sinking Me"

Metalcore outfit Thousand Below premieres a new song entitled "Sinking Me", taken from the forthcoming new album, which will be out later this year via Rise Records.

Check out now "Sinking Me" below.

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