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Metal News for June 20, 2018

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16 news articles posted on this day.

The Amity Affliction Premiere New Single & Video

The Amity Affliction have unveiled details of their upcoming new album, "Misery" which arrives worldwide Friday, August 24th. The album’s first single, “Ivy (Doomsday),” is streaming now accompanied by a cinematic official music video below. Written and co-directed by the band’s own Joel Birch, the official video for “Ivy (Doomsday)” marks the first chapter of a three-part short film chronicling a dark tale of three friends and their quest for vengeance. Additional chapters will be unveiled in the weeks to come.

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Hideous Divinity Canadian Summer Tour Announced

Italian technical death metal outfit HIDEOUS DIVINITY have announced that they will be embarking on an extensive Canadian tour this summer. Depths of Hatred and Vultures will join as supports acts.

See below where that run will hit:

7/19 Montreal, QC @ Pirhana Bar
7/20 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
7/21 Guelph, ON @ DSTRCT
7/22 Windsor, ON @ The Beer Exchange
7/23 St Catharines, ON @ Warehouse
7/24 Toronto, ON @ Coalition
7/25 Sudbury, ON @ The Asylum
7/26 Thunder Bay, ON @ Black PIrates Pub
7/27 Winnipeg, MB @ The Handsome Daughter
7/28 Regina, SK @ Cloud 9 Live
7/29 Edmondton, AB @ The Forge
7/30 Grand Prairie, AB @ Better Than Fred's
7/31 Calgary, AB @ Distortion
8/1 Vernon, BC @ Record City
8/2 Kamloops, BC @ The Duchess
8/3 Vancouver, BC @ Astoria
8/4 Victoria, BC @ Event Center
8/5 Nanaimo, BC @ The Cambie

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Hate Diplomacy Premiere "Concrete Arteries"

On June 29th 2018 brutal death metal band HATE DIPLOMACY will release their debut full-length Rant. The album features Don Campman (Waking the Cadaver) on vocals.

Listen to the album's first single "Concrete Arteries" below:

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Omenfilth Premiere New Song "Demogorgon"

San Pablo City-based black metal horde OMENFILTH will release a limited cassette edition of their "Hymns Of Diabolical Treachery" full-length via Eternal Death Records on July 27th. The track "Demogorgon" from it can be streamed below:

"Hymns Of Diabolical Treachery" Track Listing: More...

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Gravewards Debut New Song

Greek Death Metallers GRAVEWARDS will release full-length debut album Ruinous Ensoulment July 27 through Unspeakable Axe Records (the album will be available through international distribution channels on August 31). Their new track "Sworn in Denial - Omega Syndrome" is streaming below:

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Kobra And The Lotus Premiere New Music Video

Kobra And The Lotus has released the official music video for "Velvet Roses". The track is taken from their latest effort "Prevail II", which was released on April 27 through Napalm Records.

Check it out below.

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Pound Debut New Music Video For "x.x-.x-x.-x.x"

Seattle's grind-duo Pound debut a new video for "x.x-.x-x.-x.x", taken from their upcoming self-titled debut album, which will be available via Silent Pendulum Records on July 13th.

Check out now "x.x-.x-x.-x.x" below.

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The Aftermath Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

Canadian technical death metal outfit The Aftermath premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Vermine", which will be out in stores this Friday June 22nd via PRC Music.

Check out now "Vermine" in its entirety below.


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Shed the Skin Premiere New Track

Shed the Skin (Incantation, Ringworm) premiere a new song titled "Serpentspawn Upheaval", taken from their upcoming new album "We of Scorn", which comes out July 27th on Hells Headbangers.

Check out now "Serpentspawn Upheaval" below.

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Gaerea Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Portuguese black metal group Gaerea premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Unsettling Whispers", which will be out in stores June 22 on Transcending Obscurity.

Check out now "Unsettling Whispers" in its entirety below.

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Aethereus Premiere New Song & Lyric Video

Hailing from Washington State progressive death metal and technical death metal outfit Aethereus premiere a new song entitled "The Pale Beast", taken from their upcoming debut album "Absentia", which will be released on August 10th by The Artisan Era.

Check out now "The Pale Beast" below.

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Amorphis & Soilwork European/UK Tour Announced

Amorphis and Soilwork will be out on a co-headlining European tour in early 2019 with Jinjer & Nailed To Obscurity as support acts. Below's where that trek will hit:

01/11 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle 2
01/12 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje
01/13 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
01/14 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
01/15 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset
01/16 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller Music Hall
01/18 Hanover, GER – Capitol
01/19 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser
01/20 Krakow, POL – Klub Kwadrat
01/23 Sofia, BUL – Universiada Hall
01/25 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra Music Club
01/26 Vienna, AUT – Arena
01/27 Zlín, CZE – Masters of Rock Café
01/28 Bratislava, SLO – Majestic Music Club
01/29 Berlin, GER – Kesselhaus
01/30 Munich, GER – Backstage (Werk)
02/01 Geiselwind, GER – MusicHall
02/02 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
02/03 Antwerp, BEL – Trix Muziekcentrum
02/04 London, UK – Electric Ballroom
02/06 Paris, FRA – Cabaret Sauvage
02/07 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
02/08 Madrid, SPA – Mon
02/09 Barcelona, SPA – Salamandra
02/10 Lyon, FRA – Le Transbordeur
02/12 Trezzo sull’Adda, ITA – Live Music Club
02/13 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
02/14 Saarbrücken, GER – Garage
02/15 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
02/16 Pratteln, SWI – Z7

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Mono Announce Fall European/UK Tour

Mono will be in the studio to record their new full length release this July with Steve Albini (Zao, KEN mode) helming the production. The band intend for a January release with a first single due out in September.

In other news the band will be going on a European/UK Tour this fall. A Storm Of Light and Jo Quail will join them as support.

10/01 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
10/02 Norwich, UK – Arts Centre
10/03 Glasgow, UK – Classic Grand
10/04 Newcastle, UK – The Cluny
10/05 Leeds, UK – Left Bank
10/06 Ghent, BEL – De Central
10/07 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli De Helling
10/08 Bremen, GER – Tower
10/09 Dresden, GER – Beatpol
10/10 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachtof
10/11 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
10/12 Lyon, FRA – CCO
10/13 Barcelona, SPA – Aloud Music Festival
10/14 Toulouse, FRA – Le Rex
10/15 Bordeaux, FRA – Krakatoa
10/16 Orleans, FRA – Astrolabe
10/17 Heerlen, NET – Nieuwe Nor
10/18 Oberhausen, GER – Drucklufthaus
10/19 Leeuwarden, NET – Into The Void
10/20 Athens, GRE – Fuzz Club
10/22 St. Petersburg, RUS – Zal
10/23 Moscow, RUS – Zil

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Polyphia & Intervals Australian Tour Announced

Polyphia and Intervals will be heading overseas together, this time for an Australian run in September. Below's where the trek will stop:

09/21 Perth, AUS – Amplifier Bar
09/22 Melbourne, AUS – Corner Hotel
09/23 Sydney, AUS – Bald Faced Stag
09/24 Brisbane, AUS – The Brightside

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The Faceless’ Manager Explains Troubled BADF Set

The Faceless‘ disturbing June 10th performance at the ‘Bay Area Death Fest‘ in Berkeley, CA carries on to dog the group. On that night the band were booked to play their enitre 2008 album “Planetary Duality” at the fest. A late arrival however caused a shortened set with fans in attendance pointing out a sloppy performance from The Faceless mastermind Michael Keene.

The band’s manager E.J. Shannon officially addressed the matter via Facebook and revealed:

“I’ll address what happened at BADF. The Faceless left to head to the show and 30 minutes into the drive their van broke down. I had to find a mechanic to come into his shop on a Sunday to fix the van. By the time the van got fixed, it was cutting it very close for The Faceless to make it to the show on time to play their set.

At this point, a lot of bands would just cancel the show and move on to the next one. But we are really trying to turn The Faceless‘ reputation around and make things right with the fans, so we decided to have the band rush up to Northern California and play their set, despite being extremely late.

Once they got there, there were a few kinks that needed to be worked out with the laptop, so it took them a bit longer to set up than usual. It was the first day of tour, and they hadn’t gotten to sound check because they were so late due to the van breaking down. Lots of bands (not all, but lots) have issues on the first day of tour, but these are usually fixed during sound check. By the time they were able to get set up and start playing, they only had about 30 minutes before the venue had to cut them off due to a strict sound curfew. So they played what they could from Planetary Duality. As for the sloppy playing…would you play a perfect set after a stressful day like that?

Michael Keene is working on bringing this band back to where it once was. The rest of the shows after BADF have been great, and so will all of the future shows. Shit happens, but The Faceless is moving forward.”

The Faceless are currently out on the road with the following dates booked: More...

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Clutch & Sevendust Announce North American Tour

Clutch will be out touring North America this fall on their ‘Book Of Bad Decisions Tour‘ with Sevendust and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown as support acts. That run takes its moniker from Clutch‘s upcoming new album, “Book Of Bad Decisions“, which will be out in stores on September 07th via the group’s own label Weathermaker Music.

09/16 Chicago IL – Riotfest
09/18 St Paul, MN – Myth Live
09/19 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
09/21 Houston TX – House of Blues
09/22 San Antonio TX – River City Rock Fest
09/23 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
09/25 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
09/27 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
09/28 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
09/29 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (no Sevendust)
09/30 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
10/02 Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
10/03 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
10/05 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
10/06 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
10/07 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
10/08 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
10/09 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
10/11 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
10/12 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theater
10/13 San Bernardino, CA – Glen Helen Amphitheater (feat. System Of A Down, Incubus, At The Drive-In, etc.)
10/14 San Diego, CA – North Park/Observatory
10/15 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
10/17 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
10/18 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nightclub
10/19 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
10/20 Detroit, MI – The Filmore Detroit
10/21 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
10/23 Toronto, ON – Rebel
10/25 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/26 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
10/27 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
10/28 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory

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