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Metal News for June 14, 2019

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19 news articles posted on this day.

Sabaton Posts New Lyric Video Online

Sabaton are set to release their new album, "The Great War," on July 19 via Nuclear Blast. A lyric video for the song "The Red Baron" can be found below.

"The Great War" will be available in different formats:

- CD-Digi (History Edition) incl. narrated parts in addition to the album tracks
- CD (Album Edition)
- 2CD Earbook (Album + History Edition)
- 180g LP in various colors (History Edition)
- 180g LP in various colours (Album Edition)
- 3CD/3LP Box (The Great Box Edition) includes: Earbook incl. “The Soundtrack To The Great War” CD, regular, History & Soundtrack LPs [180g, green], one out of 11 Great War propaganda posters [chosen at random], postcards, emblem, poem on sheet) – limited to 1000 More...

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MDF Announces First Bands For 2020 Festival

The organisers of the Maryland Deathfest has confirmed the first batch of bands which will perform at the 2020 edition of the event. Among those announced include Swedish death metal veterans Dismember, Florida death metal favourites Monstrosity and British thrash metal legends Onslaught. The festival is set to take place at Rams Head Live and Baltimore Soundstage on May 21-24 2020.

The confirmed bands are as follows:

Dismember (Sweden)
Monstrosity
Onslaught (UK)
Frizzi 2 Fulci (Italy)
Necrophobic (Sweden)
Demilich (Finland)
Nocturnus AD
Death Strike
Prostitute Disfigurement (Netherlands)
Butcher ABC (Japan)
Acid Witch
Grave Desecrator (Brazil)
Blood Feast
At War
Flesh Parade
Phlebotomized (Netherlands)
Cadaveric Incubator (Finland)
Cerebral Rot
Galvanizer (Finland)
Fistula
Holy Cost (Canada)
Vircolac (Ireland)
Sacrilegia (Ireland)
Backslider
Impure
Spite

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Bloody Hammers Posts New Music Video Online

Two weeks before "The Summoning" will be unleashed, Bloody Hammers release the third single and video "Let Sleeping Corpses Lie" from the new studio album. The Transylvania County based duo centered around mastermind Anders Manga draws the listener and viewer once again in a sinister and dark surrounding, that no band can evoke better in 2019 than Bloody Hammers and their very own “Bloody Hammers Film Production”! Manga proves once more that he is the master of darkness!

Anders Manga on the video and the song:
"’Let Sleeping Corpses Lie’ was the first song I wrote for what has become 'The Summoning' album. I really liked the song so it inspired all the rest of the material. We had fun with the video and clearly reflects our love of classic British horror."

Bloody Hammers deliver their fifth studio album entitled "The Summoning" on June 26th 2019 via Napalm Records. More...

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Baest Reveals New Album Release Date

On September 13th, Denmark’s death metal powerhouse, Baest, will release their second studio album, "Venenum," via Century Media Records. To give you a glimpse at what to expect, the group now launches the first single from this opus, entitled "Gula."

The band comments: "With ‘Gula’ we tried to explore the heavier side and sound of Baest. We ended up with a raw, simple, yet grinding track, that emphasises the foundation of Baest: melody and groove mixed with chaos."

The video for "Gula" was filmed by Karmacat and can be seen below, along with the single's artwork. More...

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A Pale Horse Named Death Posts New Video Online

Gothic/doom metal outfit, featuring former Type O Negative drummers Sal Abruscato and Johnny Kelly, has posted a new music video online for the song, "Fell In My Hole." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's latest studio album, "When The World Becomes Undone" which was released earlier this year. Recently, vocalist/guitarist Abruscato spoke to Metal Underground about the album and the meaning behind many songs, which you can also watch below.

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Extrema Posts Drum Playthrough Video Online

Italian groove thrash metallers Extrema recently unleashed their latest seventh studio album "Headbanging Forever" last month on May 10th via Rockshots Records.

Today, drummer Francesco “Frullo” Larosa is sharing a playthrough video for the record’s first single, "For The Loved And The Lost." You can check it out below.

Francesco “Frullo” Larosa adds:

"I’m happy to share with you all the playthrough video for the first single taken from the album ‘Headbanging Forever’. I’ve recorded the video with Gaston Studio’s guys and Daniele Farina. Paolo Toso took care of the wonderful lights and Gabriele Ravaglia from Fear Studio captured the sound. The song ‘For the Love and the Lost’ is a thrash ride at 200bpm. I had a lot of fun adding a lot of double bass parts, linear phrases and some special meter changes during the guitars solo. On this playthrough video, I’ve put also the scores I’m playing. I had this idea of watching a lot of online lessons using the same method. I never saw that on a playthrough video before, so I think it’s very cool for all drummers that want to try playing the song. Enjoy!." More...

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Burning Witches Posts New Song Online

Swiss traditional heavy metal outfit Burning Witches has posted a new song online entitled, "Wings Of Steel." You can check it out below. The song is their first recording with new vocalist Laura Guldemond, who was unveiled as the band's new singer earlier this week following the departure of previous vocalist Seraina Telli, who left to concentrate on her band Dead Venus. A statement from the band reads as follows:

"So here it is, our first new track with Laura our future voice of your favourite Witches!
“Wings of Steel” is a brand new track and shows that we are an unstoppable unit!

"We wrote this song also for our faithful supporters that give us so much faith & strength, so we can do what we love!
“You set our souls on Fire - Wings of Steel!”

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Pallbearer Signs With Nuclear Blast

Revered purveyors of their own critically celebrated style of doom infused progressive rock/metal, Pallbearer, have expanded their relationship with leading metal label, Nuclear Blast Records, announcing today that they’ve signed a worldwide deal for the band’s highly anticipated fourth full-length album.

“We are very honoured to announce that we have signed a worldwide record deal with Nuclear Blast. We had the great privilege of working with them on the European distribution of our previous album, and it was quite clear that this was the next logical step for us. We greatly look forward to continuing our work with Monte Conner and his legendary team at the label, as well as being included amongst a truly unparalleled group of some of heavy music’s greatest artists of the modern era.” - Pallbearer More...

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Interview

Talking Death Metal With Possessed's Jeff Becerra

Death metal is now one of metal's most famous sub genres. It's such an integral part in fact that some non metal fans erroneously believe heavy metal itself is death metal, arrogantly dismissing the music as "that shouting stuff" or in the case of The Simpsons, even labeling Judas Priest as death metal, (don't worry, Bart apologised for this on the chalkboard a week later.) But where does the genre come from? While it may be a matter of debate for some people, all roads lead to a band from the Bay Area, who amongst the emerging thrash metal scene, wanted a tag of their own, much like Venom had done with black metal, and so decided to call their first demo, "Death Metal" in 1983. That band was Possessed and last month they unleashed, "Revelations Of Oblivion," their first album in thirty three years, the relentless energy of which proving any doubters wrong.

This past week, the band, still led fiercely by vocalist Jeff Becerra, embarked on a headlining tour of Europe, beginning appropriately enough on June 6th in London. Before the show started, I had the pleasure of meeting Jeff to discuss the new album, his intentions and visions for death metal, his courageous journey after twice being shot and the awesome new video, "Graven," featuring renowned character actor Peter Stormare. You can check out the interview in full below, while an excerpt reads as follows:

Diamond Oz: Obviously what everyone's talking about right now is the new album, "Revelations Of Oblivion." It's a relentless album, like a mugging.

Jeff Becerra: Yeah, that was us holding back!

Oz: It's a Possessed record and I think that's all anyone wanted. It might seem like a silly question but how do you see the album and how proud of it are you?

Jeff: Well I'm really proud of it. I got to write a lot of the songs and really show what my role in Possessed is and of course it's an honour working with Daniel Gonzalez, Emilio Marquez and just a fantastic bunch of guys.

Oz: Cool. One thing which is really striking about it is the artwork, who drew it?

Jeff: You know what, I know I'm going to pronounce his name wrong but it was Zbigniew Bielak, but every time I got near Poland or the Eastern Bloc, he'd come out and bring out these works and I had no idea who he was. But I loved his stuff, the structure of it. I knew I wanted to do a church because the original "Seven Churches" album cover was declined, it's really hard to do churches without making them cheesy so it was important to find somebody that was able to do that and Z is just a fantastic artist.

He's done work for Ghost and loads of other phenomenal stuff, I think he did Kreator... But that was a project in and of itself and I almost had to let him go towards the end because it wasn't finished and so we made a second one from the guy that did the Slayer cover, but Z said "Give me one more week" and two weeks later he came back with the finished product, so we've shelved the other one for later. He was really keen on seeing the lyrics in the song ahead of time and incorporating the lyrical structures and the hidden meanings into the structure of the church, which I thought was really cool, it's kind of like a Satanic "Where's Waldo?" so it's kind of fun. I think it's a masterpiece.

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Fuming Mouth Debut Full-Album Stream Of New Album

Fuming Mouth premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new album "The Grand Descent", which was released June 7 via Bandcamp.

Check out now "The Grand Descent" in its entirety below.


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Paths of the Eternal Premiere Full-Album Stream

Paths of the Eternal premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new self-titled demo, which was released June 12th via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Paths of the Eternal" in its entirety below.

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Winterwolf Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Winterwolf premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Lycanthropic Metal of Death", which will be out in stores soon via Svart Records.

Check out now "Lycanthropic Metal of Death" in its entirety below.

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Beyond Creation Premiere New Music Video

Beyond Creation premiere a new official music video for their song “The Afterlife“. Footage for the video was captured during the group’s December 08th, 2018 album release show for their outing “Algorythm” in their hometown of Montreal, QC.

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Gatecreeper Premiere New Single “Anxiety”

Gatecreeper premiere a new track via the Adult Swim Singles series. The track is called “Anxiety” and arrives as a precursor to the group’s impending new album, which will be released later this year.

Comments singer Chase Mason of this new single: More...

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Crobot To Release New Album In August

Crobot and Mascot Records have announced the planned global release of the band’s new studio album, "Motherbrain," on August 23.

Earlier this year, the band presented a raucously entertaining lead music video for the song "Keep Me Down" which can be found below. Today, the band and Mascot Records present a second song from the upcoming album, titled "Low Life," which can also be found below.

Like food of the gods, rock ‘n’ roll nourishes the soul. Offering holy communion, Crobot proudly personify a trinity of “meat, strings, and emotion” within their music and during the raucous and raging gigs they remain known for. Striking a delicate balance between hard-charging riffs, ass-shaking funk, and out-of-this-world reflective stage attire, the Pennsylvania quartet - Brandon Yeagley (lead vocals, harmonica), Chris Bishop (guitar, vocals), and Dan Ryan (drums), satisfy starvation for sonic sustenance on their fourth full-length and 2019 debut for Mascot Label Group, Motherbrain. James Lascu and Eddie Collins share the role of touring bassist for Crobot. More...

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Brocelian Posts New Lyric Video Online

Brocelian have released the lyric video for their brand new single and title song of the upcoming album "Guardians Of Brocéliande." The album will be out on July 19th, 2019 via Massacre Records.

Formed in 2009, the quartet can already look back on its debut album Lifelines as well as various festival shows and support gigs for bands like Xandria, Tanzwut or Serenity.

They recorded their upcoming album "Guardians Of Brocéliande" last year with Alexander Krull (Atrocity, Leaves' Eyes), who is also responsible for the album's mix and mastering. The new album features a varied mix of catchy metal hymns, straight hard rock songs as well as melancholic ballads. Well-placed violin tunes as well as epic orchestral and choral parts serve as a common thread tying together Brocelian's sound.

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Helmet Announces North American Tour Dates

"Last month we announced a 30th Anniversary tour of Europe," states a message from Helmet. "Today we're happy to announce today it's American counterpart."

Page Hamilton adds: "The day John, Peter, and I auditioned Henry is the day I consider to be the beginning of Helmet. The year was 1989 and I think the month was May. I love playing this music more than ever with my current bandmates Kyle, Dan, and Dave. To celebrate 30 years of recording and touring we decided to play 30 songs a night in 30 cities in Europe and 30 more cities in the USA. We hope to see you all there."

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He Is Legend Posts New Music Video Online

North Carolina quartet He Is Legend has posted a new music video online for the single, "Boogiewoman." You can check it out below. The song comes from their forthcoming new album, "White Bat," which is scheduled to be released on June 28th. Frontman Schuyler Croom recently spoke to Metal Underground about the album and you can read the interview here.

"[Director] Myles Erfurth and I have been trying to team up for a while now," singer Schuyler Croom said about the video, which he co-directed. "It was a pleasure making this as we are both horror fanatics. We knew we had something special when one of our actors walked off set because the vibe was a little too dark for her. I think this the best way to showcase the horror aspect Legend has always brought to the table. We had the pleasure of having our friend Britney Fontaine do the horror gags for us as well, which was super exciting. This will not be the last thing we team up to shoot, that's for sure!" More...

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Destruction Posts New Album Trailer

Legendary German thrashers, Destruction, are set to unleash their 17th studio album, "Born to Perish" on August 9th, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band present the first album trailer, in which Schmier, Mike, Randy and Damir discuss the band's new line-up. Check it out below.

The recordings for Born To Perish took place from January to March 2019 in Little Creek Studio in Switzerland. Production was once again handled by longtime collaborator, VO Pulver.

The stunning cover artwork was created by acclaimed artist Gyula from Hungary, who has also created artwork for Annihilator, Grave Digger, Stratovarius, Tankard and many more.

The "Born To Perish" tracklisting is as follows:

1. Born To Perish
2. Inspired By Death
3. Betrayal
4. Rotten
5. Filthy Wealth
6. Butchered For Life
7. Tyrants Of The Netherworld
8. We Breed Evil
9. Fatal Flight 17
10. Ratcatcher
Bonus:
11. Hellbound More...

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