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Metal News for June 17, 2020

Last updated on July 13, 2020 at 4:00 AM ET

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9 news articles posted on this day.

Ensiferum Posts New Music Video Online

On July 10th, Ensiferum will release their new album, "Thalassic," via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of Thalassic, a video for the new single, "Andromeda" (directed by Vesa Ranta and recorded on Rankki Island, Finland), can be seen below.

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Ensiferum will host a record release show - "Studio Live" - at 9PM EET // 8PM CET // 7PM GMT // 12PM EST // 9AM PST. The band will be performing a selection of new, classic and rare tracks "live" from Sonic Pump Studio in Helsinki, Finland that will be streamed at www.Keikalla.fi. The band will also be chatting with fans in between the live performance and after the show! For those not able to catch the show when it airs, the performance will be available online for 7 days immediately following the end of the show. Tickets are available now for purchase at: https://www.lippu.fi/en/artist/ensiferum/ More...

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Machine Head Releases New Digital Single

Bay Area metal icons Machine Head have released "Civil Unrest," a 2-song digital single, featuring A-side, "Stop The Bleeding" and B-side, "Bulletproof," with the former featuring additional guest vocals from Killswitch Engage frontman, Jesse Leach. This pair of fierce protest anthems were both written days after the back-to-back murders of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery. They are not for the faint of heart.

The gritty performance video was directed and edited by Mike Sloat, shot on location on the streets of Oakland, CA, with Jesse’s part filmed in Kingston, NY with David Brodsky.

Vocalist / guitarist Robb Flynn shares the inspiration behind the release, "I wrote and sang the lyrics on Wednesday May 27th, 2020, the day that the four officers who murdered George Floyd were (originally) not charged with anything. This day was engulfed in protests and riots across America. I drove into Oakland, past large demonstrations already happening and, in a fury, wrote down everything I was feeling after watching the horrific footage. Within hours, what I wanted to say, what I needed to say had been recorded in the song.

"I decided to sing it over a song called ‘Stop The Bleeding’, that we had recorded back in December 2018 with Jared [MacEachearn, Machine Head bass guitar] and Carlos Cruz [Warbringer] on drums. More...

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Evil Invaders Announces European Tour

Progressive Thrash/Speed metal overlords Evil Invaders will return to European stages in 2021! After COVID-related restrictions forced them to cut their 2020 European tour short, the band is happy to announce 12 new dates hitting venues all throughout the continent in spring 2021! Energetic live shows, filled with menacing riffs, strong vocals and propelling drums will bewitch the listener and have them banging their heads in absolutely no time.

Make sure to catch the band live, with special guests Schizophrenia and Angelus Apatrida, at the following dates: More...

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Interview

Beyond The Black Vocalist Looks To New "Hørizøns"

While the world has slowed to a crawl, it's important to remember that albums are still being released. It goes without saying that it's a critical time for artists, but many of them are looking into new ways to promote themselves and treat fans to different experiences. One band who is about to release a brand new album hails from the city of Mannheim in south west Germany, a band guided by the creative vision of one extraordinarily talented woman named Jennifer Haben. A band called Beyond The Black.

Though only in their sixth year as a band, the group are just two days away from unleashing their fourth album, "Hørizøns," which promises to be explore new musical territories and boasts a guest appearance from Amaranthe vocalist Elize Ryd, whom BTB were scheduled to tour with before the pandemic struck. To learn more about the album, I spoke with Jennifer Haben all about the record, the expectations from fans and the surprises that they'll receive and much more. You can listen to the interview in full below. More...

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Convulse Premiere New Song & Music Video

Convulse premiere a new song and music video entitled "The Summoning", taken from their approaching new album "Deathstar", which drops October 30 via Transcending Record.

Check out now "The Summoning" below.


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Azure Emote Premiere New Music Video

Monstrosity vocalist's Mike Hrubovcak "solo project" Azure Emote premiere a new song entitled "Curse of Life", taken from their latest album "The Third Perspective", which was released in March via Selfmadegod Records.

Check out now "Curse of Life" below.

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Teeth (Ex-Every Time I Die) Premiere “Writhe”

Teeth - featuring Hundred Suns bandmates Chris LeMasters (ex-Dead And Divine) and Ryan Leger (ex-Every Time I Die) along with singer Blake Prince (Anniversary, Straight Reads The Line) - premiere a new single called “Writhe“. You can stream a visualizer for it below:

Comments the group’s guitarist Chris LeMasters: More...

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Valkyrie (Ex-Baroness) Premiere New Single

Valkyrie (ex-Baroness) premiere another single from their impending new release named “Fear“. You can stream now “The Choice” from the album via YouTube below:

which vocalist/guitarist Jake Adams had the following to say of: More...

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Steel Panther Premiere New Music Video

Steel Panther premiere the below boy band version music video for their track “Let’s Get High Tonight”. Comments the band: “Here’s a little something you didn’t know you needed!! Still can’t figure out why Lou Pearlman passed on us all those years ago…”

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