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Metal News for June 14, 2017

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21 news articles posted on this day.

In Flames Announces Tour With 5FDP

Despite the fact that Ivan Moody apparently quit the band mid-set, somehow Five Finger Death Punch is still announcing an upcoming tour with In Flames and Of Mice And Men.

Update: Five Finger Death Punch is finishing off the band's current tour with Bad Wolves vocalist Tommy Vext filling in for Ivan Moody. It's not confirmed yet whether he will appear on the upcoming In Flames tour.

General tickets will go on sale this Friday, June 16th at this location.

In Flames singer Anders Fridén offers: “We’ve been lucky to play for so many Jesterheads around the world this year and can’t think of a better way to end 2017 than touring Europe with Five Finger Death Punch. We’ll see you soon Jesterheads and Knuckleheads. It’s going to be a tour to remember.”

5FDP guitarist Zoltan Bathory states: "We are currently playing all the European festivals and are having an amazing time. As these massive crowds are singing along every word of the lyrics, it feels like Europe is truly becoming the second home of Five Finger Death Punch. We can't wait to come back this autumn and especially with In Flames which is one of my favourite bands. This will be something special to see…” More...

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Rings Of Saturn Posts Playthrough Video

Bay Area technical deathcore metal crew Rings Of Saturn arrives back on the scene to release fourth full-length studio album "Ultu Ulla" on July 28th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band releases a play-through video for the first single, "Inadequate."

The hallucination inducing cover artwork was completed once again by Mark Cooper of Mind Rape Art. Guitars, bass, and synth tracks for "Ultu Ulla" were completed at Mann Studios, while the drums and vocals were recorded in Florida at Krikbride Studios.

1. Servant of this Sentience
2. Parallel Shift
3. Unhallowed
4. Immemorial Essence
5. The Relic
6. Margidda
7. Harvest
8. The Macrocosm
9. Prognosis Confirmed
10. Inadequate More...

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Kaine Unveils New Album

The new Kaine album will be called "A Crisis Of Faith" and will be the first full-length release from the band to feature the lineup of Rage Sadler (Guitars and Vocals), Chris MacKinnon (Drums, Keys, and Vocals), Saxon Davids (Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals) and Stephen Ellis (Bass and Backing Vocals).

The new release features songs written by all four bands members and has been a collaborative effort. Pre-orders are due to begin soon along with further details - in the mean time, check out the cover artwork below and stay tuned for more info. More...

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Melted Space Recording New Album

Melted Space is proud to announce a new album for November 2017. Recording sessions have started this week with François-Maxime Boutault in Bordeaux, with additional recording sessions planned in the Czech Republic, Sweden, United States, Norway, and more.

The outfit's founder PierreLe Pape comments: "I can't wait to share the nine new songs with you guys and go back on the road with all the crew! This album should bring some new sides of the Melted Space universe; different sounds, different voices... I'm very proud of it and I can't wait to start to production process!"

Melted Space is a France-based metal opera project featuring a huge roster of guest musicians and vocalists. The outfit's first album, "The Great Lie," was released in October 2015 through Sensory Records. Additional details on the new Melted Space opus will be issued during the summer months. More...

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Datura Posts "Charm Of The Rat King" Video

Datura has a video clip out for the track "Charm of the Rat King," which can be seen below and comes off "The Harrowing."

Members Kellie Gates (vocals), Allen Foster (lead guitar), Raymond King (rhythm guitar), Adam Cohen (bass), and Brian Watson (drums) have graced stages across the state and beyond for years with various bands.

Formed in June of 2014 in Raleigh, Datura’s music lives and breathes with its own bestial pulse – a true Frankenstein’s monster blending death, doom, and thrash that stalks with devastating force. "The Harrowing" can be picked up here and the track listing is as follows:

1. Keeper Of The Light
2. Haxan
3. Battleworn
4. Charm Of The Rat King
5. Dying Design
6. The Harrowing
7. Shipbreaker
8. WVLFKVNT More...

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Origin Discusses Lyrics On New Album

Origin's "Unparalleled Universe" will be released on June 30th via Agonia Records (Europe / ROW) and Nuclear Blast Records (North America). Afterwards, Origin will also appear on the Summer Slaughter tour.

Vocalist Jason Keyser discusses lyrical content and the lyric writing process on that upcoming album in a new video available below. The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Infinitesimal to the Infinite
2. Accident and Error
3. Cascading Failures, Diminishing Returns
4. Mithridatic
5. Truthslayer
6. Invariance Under Transformation
7. Dajjal
8. Burden of Prescience
9. Unequivocal
10. Revolucion More...

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At Home In Hell Releases New Video

At Home In Hell just dropped a new music video for "My Pain," taken off the band's latest album "In Home Hell" (reviewed here).

The clip comes courtesy of Valor Infinity Production and was directed by John Tesdal and produced by David Coleman II.

The band comments: "Here's the music video you've been waiting for, folks. We did this with Valor Infinity Studios, LLC back in February and it is now available for your viewing pleasure. Filmed in Butte, MT at the Ballroom in the Finlen Hotel & Motor Inn. Spread it like fire, folks!"

At Home In Hell just wrapped up a U.S. tour and will next play The Do Bar in Great Falls, Montana on Saturday the 17th. For more info on At Home In Hell, head over to Facebook here.

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Byzantine Posts "Trapjaw" Video

On July 28th, Byzantine will release new album "The Cicada Tree" via Metal Blade Records. After 16 years underground, it's finally time for the world to hear Byzantine.

For a preview of "The Cicada Tree," a lyric video for the new single "Trapjaw" has been launched online and can be seen below. The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. New Ways to Bear Witness (listen here)
2. Vile Maxim
3. Map of the Creator
4. Dead as Autumn Leaves
5. Trapjaw
6. The Subjugated
7. Incremental
8. The Cicada Tree
9. Verses of Violence
10. Moving in Stereo (The Cars cover)
11. Servitude (Fishbone cover) More...

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Humanity Zero Premieres New Song

Greek doom / death metal band Humanity Zero is gearing up to drop a new album at the end of the month titled "Withered In Isolation."

While the album is prepped for its June 27th release via More Hate Productions and Satanath Records, today we're exclusively bringing you an advance track from the album.

Check out the dirge of "Reveries Of My Stained Mind" below, and be sure to let us know what you think of the track!

More info on Humanity Zero can be found at Facebook and "Withered In Isolation" pre-orders are available at Bandcamp. The album's full track listing is:

1. Withered In Scars
2. Away From The Light
3. Reveries Of My Stained Mind
4. Fading In A Cryptic Obscurity
5. Solitary Confinement
6. Horrendous Growls
7. Blood Redemption
8. The Dungeon
9. Premonition More...

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Septicflesh Announces "Codex Omega"

Primordial, menacing and majestic; Septicflesh - the gods of orchestral extreme metal - return with the new album "Codex Omega." The first single "Dante's Inferno" can be seen as 360° video below.

Available September 1st in North America via Prosthetic Records, the album will be available as a 2-CD set, on purple wax vinyl as well as a US indie retail store exclusive on white wax vinyl and through all digital outlets. Pre-orders are up now and available at this location.

"Codex Omega" was produced by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Dimmu Borgir) and features 10 tracks of their trademark blend of mystical atmosphere, relentless death guitar riffing and pale melodies. Lyrically and musically, Codex Omega is by far the most infernal release from Septicflesh to date. As a bonus, the CD and vinyl LP will come with an extra disc comprised of three orchestral tracks, once again featuring the Filmharmonic Orchestra of Prague.

The track listing is as follows:

CD 1:

1. Dante's Inferno
2. 3rd Testament (Codex Omega)
3. Portrait of a Headless Man
4. Martyr
5. Enemy of Truth
6. Dark Art
7. Our Church, Below the Sea
8. Faceless Queen
9. The Gospels of Fear
10. Trinity

CD 2:

1. Martyr of Truth
2. Dark Testament
3. Portrait of a Headless Man (Orchestral Version) More...

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Blazing Rust Releases Details Of "Armed to Exist"

Russian old school metal band Blazing Rust issued details of the upcoming debut album via Pure Steel Records entitled "Armed To Exist." The album drops on July 28th.

The St. Petersburg natives sound fresh, but totally 80s. If you heard the 2015 demo tape you will be surprised because the band has made a huge step in the best possible direction with an album that mixes fast with perfect melody. This classic sounding record is strong on NWoBHM!

The track listing is as follows:

1. Hellbringer
2. Shimmering Dawn
3. Blazing Rust
4. Dying World
5. Blindfold
6. Almighty Lord
7. Witch
8. Time of the Brave
9. Under the Spell More...

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Caligula's Horse Announces New Album "In Contact"

Caligula's Horse, a band at the forefront of Australia's progressive rock scene, has announced the release of the fourth studio album "In Contact," which is set for release on September 15th via Inside Out Music. A teaser clip is available below.

As with the band's acclaimed album "Bloom" before it, "In Contact" sees vocalist Jim Grey and lead guitarist Sam Vallen collaborating closely on the music and lyrics. Vallen comments: "In our creative process every idea is scrutinized, deconstructed, and rebuilt in a way that one of us, alone, could never achieve. We're one another's harshest critic, but fortunately we've done this for long enough now that our inspiration draws us in a similar direction - we can finish each other's musical sentences, so to speak. And we're lucky that's the case, since 'In Contact' proved to be a much more ambitious undertaking than anything we'd conceived of in the past."

Vocalist Jim Grey adds: "'In Contact' has been an enormous proposition - the stories told in this album feel deeply personal, and we've never been more excited to share a new work with the world. The sounds on this album are dark and adventurous - but without losing the bittersweet and joyful sounds we developed in writing Bloom."

As with the band's second album "The Tide, the Thief & River's End," the band decided to hang a concept around the entire record, taking it in a direction that would end up being the opposite of its predecessor. "We decided to create a concept album, but one that came from a more personal place: one that would facilitate our creative needs wherever the journey took us" Vallen continues. "The broader concept is based around the nature of art - of what it is that sparks creativity and inspiration, a celebration of what connects us as human beings, the shared space across our many differences."

Taking in four separate chapters, each one is dedicated to an individual and their own personal journey and how they express themselves through art. "Each of these artists are reaching for something more in their lives, and while disconnected entirely from one another, they are united by that reach: for a better life, but also for something intangible."

Written between late 2016 and May 2017, "In Contact" went through a rapid production/mixing/mastering process encompassing five weeks between May and June. The music felt fresh and the ideas were captured at the peak of their vitality. The music on 'In Contact' stretched all of the bands abilities, from the frantic speed and complexity of "Will's Song (Let the Colours Run)" to the immense scope and variety of the 16-minute album closer, "Graves." This is Caligula's Horse at its most ambitious and progressive. More...

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HeadCrusher Streams New Song

Austin, TX based extreme metal quintet HeadCrusher is streaming the new song "Trails of Devastation." The track is taken from forthcoming album "Death Comes with Silence." Get wrecked in the player below.

HeadCrusher will release "Death Comes with Silence" on July 28th. A limited edition (50 copies) "Death Comes with Silence" pre-order bundle is available now! In addition to the digital and CD versions of the forthcoming album, you''ll also get a bag of "Death Comes with Silence" Coffee Blend; the double-vinyl version of Let The Blood Run / Black Burning Skies EP; and a free track download of "Trails of Devastation." Pre-rder at this location.

"Death Comes with Silence" offers fans and newcomers alike a new level of dense, unfettered brutality! The music will grab you and will not let go. After relocating to Austin from Colombia in 2008, HeadCrusher has carved their place in the growing Texas scene. Their fast execution and ferocious delivery has taken their music to international stages in support of some of the best metal acts in the world.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Ignis Fatuus (Intro)
2. Seismal
3. A Plague Upon Us
4. Black Hearted Demons
5. Trails of Devastation
6. Intermission
7. Fatal Error
8. Eternal Butchery
9. Death Comes With Silence
10. I am Death (Outro)
11. Gritos Del Sur (Bonus Track) More...

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Witch Casket Posts "Hatred Index" Video Clip

Southern California progressive blackened death metal outfit Witch Casket (featuring ex-members of disbanded symphonic black metal group Sothis) released a video clip for the new song "Hatred Index." The song is the title track from the upcoming debut album, which will be released in late 2017. More information is expected soon.

The video was filmed in Los Angeles and was directed by Matt Eskew. Check it out here:

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Evil Invaders Premieres Video Clip For New Song

Belgium's Evil Invaders has recently released the details of the upcoming new album entitled "Feed Me Violence." This brutal attack of an album will be released worldwide on September 29th via Napalm Records and has so much to offer!

If you weren't excited already, the band has another special treat! Today, the first single/video for "Mental Penitentiary" premiered courtesy of Invisible Oranges at this location, or you can enjoy it in the player below.

Joe commented on the first track: "One of the faster songs on the record and definitely one of the coolest tracks we've written so far! Pretty intense lyrics, which are definitely worth checking out! The mid tempo part in the middle gives a nice contrast with the fast shit that's happening before and after. Making this video was compulsive endless lunacy! Fortunately only the camera guy got injured..."

The track listing for "Feed Me Violence" is:

1. Mental Penitentiary
2. As Life Slowly Fades
3. Suspended Reanimation
4. Broken Dreams In Isolation
5. Feed Me Violence
6. Oblivion
7. Shades Of Solitude
8. Anger Within
9. Among The Depths Of Sanity

Check out "Mental Penitentiary" here: More...

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Crematory To Issue New Live Release

For over 25 years now, Germany's leading gothic metal act Crematory has enthralled countless fans at home and abroad. Since 1991, the band havs released twelve studio albums, in addition to a number of live recordings, singles, EPs and compilations.

The music is based on brute guitar riffs and hard-as-nails drum grooves, replete with sinister keyboard hooks and that mix of growls and clear vocals - some in English, some in German - that is so typical of this band.

Crematory is now set to release a new CD/DVD entitled "Live Insurrection" on September 8th via Steamhammer/SPV. It captures the entire performance from the prestigious Bang Your Head Festival 2016 in Germany, and also includes four video clips in support of the latest album "Monument."

The track listing for the release is: More...

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All But One Models "Persistence"

All But One - the passion project of Alestorm's Máté Bodor - released a new video clip for the song "Persistence." The song is lifted from the debut release "Square One," which is available now through Lifeforce Records.

The video is set in the world famous ‘Instant’ ruin bar in Budapest, the fast-paced, non-stop party transitions from day to night through a ‘porthole’ in the club leading to the breath-taking Rudabánya Lake. Check it out here:

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Terrible Old Man To Release New Album This Summer

After the 2015 debut "Cosmic Poems," German hard rock/metal act Terrible Old Man returns with "Fungi From Yugotth," an album inspired by the work of H. P. Lovecraft. The album will be issued this summer via MDD Records, with more details to follow.

All songs will follow the same poem cycle of H. P. Lovecraft, where the first ten sonnets are explored on this album. Musically, it's high-class heavy metal. Unlike the debut, the individual songs are less bulky and more catchy.

Check out the album artwork here: More...

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Moral Void Premieres New Song "Harvest"

Chicago blackened hardcore outfit Moral Void premieres a new song entitled "Harvest", taken from the upcoming new album "Deprive", which will be out in stores on August 11th via Translation Loss Records.

Check out now "Harvest" below.

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Moribundo Debuts New Song "Suicidio Ilustrado"

Death / doom metal band from Spain Moribundo debuts a new song entitled "Suicidio Ilustrado", taken from the upcoming new album "Raíz Amarga" (Spanish for "Bitter Root"), which will be jointly released by the Russian labels Satanath Records and More Hate Productions on June 18.

Check out now "Suicidio Ilustrado" below.


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First Blood Premieres New Music Video

Metal-edged hardcore outfit First Blood premieres a new music video for "Rules Of Conviction", taken from the band's latest album "Rules", out in stores via Pure Noise Records.

Check out now "Rules Of Conviction" below.

Comments First Blood vocalist Carl Schwartz: More...

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