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Metal News for June 16, 2017

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20 news articles posted on this day.

Cave Of Swimmers Posts "Hangman"

Cave of Swimmers today reveals new song "Hangman," which can be heard in the player below. The track is taken from forthcoming 7" release "The Sun," which will officially drop on July 3rd.

The album can be pre-ordered at this location and you can also catch these upcoming Cave Of Swimmers 2017 tour dates:

7/7 Gainesville, FL - The Atlantic
7/8 Birmingham, AL - The Nick
7/9 Memphis, TN - Growlers
7/10 Nashville, TN - The East Room
7/11 Winston-Salem, NC - Test Pattern
7/12 Richmond, VA - 25Watt
7/13 New York, NY - Gold Sounds
7/15 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
7/17 Montreal, QC
7/18 Toronto, ON
7/19 Detroit, MI
7/20 Chicago, IL-Reggie's
7/21 Indianapolis, IN-Tap's Live
7/22 Louisville, KY
7/24 Knoxville, TN
7/25 Asheville, NC
7/26 Atlanta, GA
7/28 New Orleans, LA - Siberia
7/29 St Petersburg, FL More...

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Emmure To Headline Impericon "Never Say Die" Tour

Notorious NYC deathcore mob Emmure is very pleased to headline the Impericon "Never Say Die" tour 2017. Regarding the announcement, Emmure frontman Frankie Palmeri said:

“We’re very excited to finally be making our way back to Europe and the UK to play for some our most loyal and die-hard fans. Look At Yourself showcases some of our best material to date, and we cannot be more pumped about playing more new music for our fans overseas!"

The package boasts a billing of seven acts as Emmure will be touring alongside Deez Nutz, Chelsea Grin, Sworn In and Kublai Khan - with Polaris and Lorna Shore playing as rotating show openers. The full tour dates will take the bands across 12 countries throughout the month of November, kicking off in Hamburg, Germany on November 2nd, finishing in Stuttgart, Germany on November 26th. More...

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Decrepit Birth Posts "Hieroglyphic" Video

U.S. technical death metal crew Decrepit Birth just revealed a second new single from upcoming album, "Axis Mundi." The song is titled "Hieroglyphic" and its lyric video can be watched below. The full "Axis Mundi" track listing is as follows:

1. Vortex of Infinity…Axis Mundi
2. Spirit Guide
3. The Sacred Geometry
4. Hieroglyphic
5. Transcendental Paradox
6. Mirror of Humanity
7. Ascendant
8. Epigenetic Triplicity (streaming here)
9. Embryogenesis
10. Orion
11. Desprate Cry
12. Infecting the Crypts More...

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Khost Streaming New Album

"Governance" from Birmingham, UK-based industrial metal duo Khost is now available through Cold Spring Records and can be heard below.. The label comments:

"Khost's 'Governance' is like driving at night with your spirituality asleep at the wheel. Continuing the band's immersion in themes of detachment and dissonance, the album was written and recorded during the Winter of 2016-17, a time of great unease and sickness for the band which nearly resulted in the death of one member.

"A hinterland of low resolution transmissions interspersed with broad concrete columns of distortion that loom suddenly from the dim landscape which devastates the listener with nearly fifty minutes of entrancing yet hazardous tectonic doom-laced revulsion." More...

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Broken Hope Posts "The Meek Shall Inherit Shit"

Broken Hope just posted a new 360 degree video for latest track “The Meek Shall Inherit Shit." Explore unique perspectives of the extreme and incredible art of Wes Benscoter and experience a kaleidosphere of death metal misanthropy at every turn in this interactive video.

While much of the album pays tributes to John Carpenter’s classic "The Thing" and John W. Campbell Jr’s short story "Who Goes There," the lyrics behind “The Meek Shall Inherit Shit” were actually inspired by the true horrors observed in the real world.

Guitarist and songwriter Jeremy Wagner explains: “'The Meek Shall Inherit Shit' is a song I've been wanting to write lyrically for some time. I'm an environmentalist - a guy who considers environment, rather than heredity, as the primary influence on the development human beings. Homo sapiens are living in a shitpile.

"We constantly foul our nest, we are killing the planet, and we cause up to 2,000 extinctions every year. Look, I don't want to get all hippy and political here. I just love the natural world so much and I hate what's being done to it. It fucking pisses me off! And you can hear my anger in the lyrics and the music of this track." More...

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Abhorrent Decimation Posts "Conspire" Video

UK-based extreme death metal group Abhorrent Decimation is about to drop a masterclass in dynamic, cutting edge modern death metal in the form of sophomore release, "The Pardoner," due out worldwide on July 28, 2017 via Prosthetic Records. Pre-orders are available starting today this location.

Abhorrent Decimation also just released a brand new music video for the track "Conspire" - check it out below. Vocalist Ashley Scott commented about the track and video:

"We collaborated with Scott Canty at Dark North Media for this video. Mainly, we wanted something super sleek and simplistic for the first single with a subtle, conceptual gesture built in. I didn't want an over-complicated narrative for people to have to follow and we felt Scott's style lent itself to what we had in mind. The subtle conceptual gesture is the explosions of gold near the end of the video. It's quite unique as I can't think of many/any death metal bands that have incorporated the use of gold confetti cannons on a video shoot." More...

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Thy Art Is Murder Announces New Album

Australian group Thy Art Is Murder will release new album "Dear Desolation" on August 18th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Check out the music video for the first single, "Slaves Beyond Death," in the player below.

"Dear Desolation" was produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Will Putney at Graphic Nature Audio in Belleville, NJ. Artwork was created by Eliran Kantor.

Comments vocalist C.J. McMahon: "I feel the strongest I've ever felt going into a record. Coming back to the fold of our band has reinvigorated me. I missed my brothers, touring, and of course all our dedicated fans around the world who have always given us their all.

"This new record is going to shape our future; we gave it everything we could and then some. In the past, I was the weakest link and now that I have re-built myself, we are stronger than ever and nothing can stand in our way."

Adds guitarist Andy Marsh: "Hate, War, Desolation; the trilogy series of the path mankind has laid out before himself. We are prouder than ever of our efforts on this record. A lot of time, planning, creativity and teamwork has culminated in what we think is our most completed vision yet: Dear Desolation." More...

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Leprous Releases New Music Video

Norway's Leprous is now rolling out the campaign for fifth studio album "Malina" (due out August 25th, 2017 via InsideOutMusic) by debuting irst single and video "From The Flame" today.

The band checked in with the following comment: "'From the Flame' is definitely one of our favourite tracks from the album, with a strong hook and memorable melodies. Despite it sounding big and catchy, it also sounds pretty organic and it has a depth to it. We're super proud of the son and feel it represents Leprous 2017 very well!"

Video director David Solbjørg of Twitchy Films added about the clip: "It's always fun and challenging to work with Leprous. This time around we chose to shoot with RED 8K cameras and brand new colour science (ipp2) to get as atmospheric shots as possible in a demanding low light environment."

1. Bonneville
2. Stuck
3. From The Flame
4. Captive
5. Illuminate
6. Leashes
7. Mirage
8. Malina
9. Coma
10. The Weight Of Disaster
11. The Last Milestone More...

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The Lurking Fear Unveils New Album

Swedish death metal group The Lurking Fear will soon release debut album, “Out Of The Voiceless Grave,” worldwide on August 11th, 2017 via Century Media Records. The cover artwork for “Out Of The Voiceless Grave" was designed by Stefan Thanneur and can be seen below.

Vocalist Tomas Lindberg checked in with the following comment: "Stefan Thanneur understood the vision I had for 'Out Of The Voiceless Grave' straight away. He has portrayed the exact same nightmare vortex of interstellar death and terror that I envisioned when I wrote the lyrics and came up with the concept. Pure cosmic evil. Even more twisted madness than my imagination could portray. I have been very happy to work with yet another great talent. You can never get enough tentacles."

The album was recorded at Welfare Sounds (Bombus, RAM, Bombs Of Hades, etc.) in Gothenburg, Sweden and will be available as special edition digipak CD, gatefold LP on 180 gram vinyl with a poster and also as a digital download. The album’s LP edition will be available on classic black vinyl as well as on limited edition golden vinyl (300 copies total).

1. Out Of The Voiceless Grave
2. Vortex Spawn
3. The Starving Gods Of Old
4. The Infernal Dread
5. With Death Engraved In Their Bones
6. Upon Black Winds
7. Teeth Of The Dark Plains
8. The Cold Jaws Of Death
9. Tongued With Foul Flames
10. Winged Death
11. Tentacles Of Blackened Horror
12. Beneath Menacing Sands More...

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Ram-Page Premieres "Blood Money"

Everybody loves getting their hands on some "Blood Money," and today you'll get your share! Check out our exclusive premiere of the new Ram-Page track below.

"Blood Money" comes off the Russian brutal death metal band's forthcoming album "The Grave Of Seven Billion," which is due to drop June 30th through GrimmDistribution.

Pre-orders are up here and fans can join the Ram-Page Facebook group community by heading to this location. Cover artwork for the album was handled by Artur Ryabov from Art Of Gore and the full track listing is as follows:

01. Awakening Of The Ancient (Intro)
02. Betrayer
03. Can Of Beer
04. The Revolution
05. The President (streaming here)
06. Rampage
07. Sanctions
08. Last Defenders
09. The Grave Of Seven Billion
10. Blood Money More...

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Cradle Of Filth Reveals New Album "Cryptoriana"

UK's legendary extreme metal icons Cradle Of Filth have announced the details for the band's upcoming 12th full-length album.

"Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay" will be released on September 22nd via Nuclear Blast. You can view the stunning cover artwork by Arturs Berzinš below. Berzinš is the mastermind behind the new record’s artwork, photography and videography – best known for his defiant neo-symbolism raster graphics and oil paintings; postmodern interpretations of classic myths. He has been proclaimed as a "sacred monster of Latvian postmodernism."

The album was recorded at Grindstone Studios, Suffolk, UK by the very honorable Scott Atkins, Esq., who has been the resident go-to producer for Cradle Of Filth for several albums. Dani sat in during the mix, serving up flaming mugs of teas, making the studio couch his own and lending his ears when necessary.

Commented the infamous Dani Filth: "The album is deeply infused with Victorian gothic horror and thus the title is a reflection of that. 'Cryptoriana' implies the Victorian's infatuation with the supernatural, the grave and the ghoulish. And the subtitle 'The Seductiveness Of Decay' further cements this attraction to death and the glittering lengthy process of self-annihilation."

The first single off from the album will be released on July 5th, the same day that the album pre-order will become available. More...

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Exit Eden Announces Debut Album

Four musicians from four different countries with four entirely different biographies, yet all stemming from the world of Rock, have united in one band: Exit Eden!

The four piece ensemble unites all attributes ascribed to the new millennium: cosmopolitan, self-confident-independent and ready to do it's very own thing! Despite the diversity, the four singers: Amanda Somerville (Avantastia/Trillium/Epica), Clémentine Delauney (Visions of Atlantis/ex-Serenity), Marina La Torraca and Anna Brunner blend together personally as superbly as they do vocally with their very diverse vocal tones and techniques that go from opera style to raspy rock! This constellation created extraordinary and powerful ideas and finally became a unique plan to raise Exit Eden's very own edge: to show the world that almost every classic song can be transformed into a solid metal-rock song.

The band's debut "Rhapsodies in Black," which will be released on August 4th via Napalm Records (worldwide excluding Germany/Switzerland/Austria via Starwatch), is home to a colorful mix of international super hits from Rihanna to Madonna, from Depeche Mode to Adele, and many more! Still and all, it's miles away from being just a cover album. A first video will present a grand entrance very soon!

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

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Gods Of Silence Details Debut Album "Neverland"

Swiss melodic metal band, Gods Of Silence will release the debut album "Neverland" on September 8th via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records.

"Neverland" features 11 tracks and was produced, mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69). The album/cover artwork (shown below) was created by Stan W Decker (Masterplan, Vanden Plas, Resurrection Kings, Stryper).

The track listing is:

1. Gods of Silence (Intro)
2. Army of Liars
3. Against the Wall
4. Neverland
5. Full Moon
6. The Phoenix
7. Demons
8. Wonderful Years
9. Alone
10. You Mean Nothing More To Me
11. All My Life More...

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Cellar Darling Creates An "Avalanche"

Cellar Darling, the new band formed by ex-Eluveitie members Anna Murphy, Merlin Sutter and Ivo Henzi, issued a music video for the new single "Avalanche." The song appears on the debut album "This Is The Sound," due to drop on June 30th,2017 via Nuclear Blast Records.

"Avalanche" tells yet another grim abstract story, painting a picture of the end of things. In band’s own words: “We'd like to take you on another journey into a picturesque, abstract world. Listen to the summoners of the ‘Avalanche'. A story about a cult and a freezing end to an intimate deathwish. Shot in the heat of beautiful Tenerife, an intentionally contradictory setting, this video tells you our story with symbolism and movement, contrasts & metaphors. So sit back and let your imagination run wild, enjoy!"

The track listing for "This is the Sound" is:

1. Avalanche
2. Black Moon (see video clip here)
3. Challenge
4. Hullaballoo
5. Six Days
6. The Hermit
7. Water
8. Fire, Wind & Earth
9. Rebels
10. Under The Oak Tree…
11. …High Above These Crowns
12. Starcrusher
13. Hedonia
14. Redemption More...

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Weekend Of Metal Festival Live Streams On Tap

Two of the most popular European festivals kick off this weekend - Graspop Metal Meetings in Belgium and Hellfest in France. Both will live stream selected acts starting today and through the weekend.

Among the confirmed acts set for the live stream (subject to change daily) at Graspop Metal Meetings: Melechesh, Rotting Christ, Axel Rudi Pell, Devildriver and Alestorm.

For Hellfest, you can witness (subject to change daily): Devin Townsend Project, Powerwolf, Behemoth, Obituary, In Flames, Saxon, Opeth, Metal Church and Coroner.

To check the schedule and two channels of live streaming (all times CET) from Graspop Metal Meetings, head on over to this location.

To check out live streaming from Hellfest (all times CET), head on over to this location. More...

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Ray Suhy Premieres Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Guitarist Ray Suhy of the bands Six Feet Under, Cannabis Corpse premieres the pre-release full-album stream of his upcoming solo release "Fulmination", which will be out in stores later today via Cessation Engine Records.

Check out now "Fulmination" in its entirety below.

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Tombs Debuts Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Brooklyn's Tombs debuts the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "The Grand Annihilation", which will be out in stores later today via Metal Blade Records.

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

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Counterparts Premieres New Song "Bouquet"

Counterparts premieres a new song entitled "Bouquet", taken from the upcoming new album "You’re Not You Anymore", which will be out in stores on September 22nd via Pure Noise Records.

Check out now "Bouquet" below.

Commented vocalist Brendan Murphy of the album: More...

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Silverstein Debuts New Song "Lost Positives"

Metalcore outfit Silverstein has debuted a new song titled "Lost Positives". A stream of the track can be found below. The band's new album "Dead Reflection" will be out July 14th through Rise/New Damage. Silverstein will be out supporting the new release on this year’s "Vans Warped Tour".

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Stone Sour Premieres New Song & Video "Mercy"

Stone Sour premieres a new song and video titled "Mercy", taken from the forthcoming new album "Hydrograd", which will be released on June 30th through Roadrunner Records. The below video for the track was shot at Sphere Studios, where the band recorded its new album.

Check out now "Mercy" below.

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