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Metal News for June 22, 2017

Last updated on June 26, 2017 at 1:20 AM ET

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21 news articles posted on this day.

Bloodhunter Signs With Xtreem Music

Spanish male-backed death metal band Bloodhunter just inked a deal for the release of an upcoming 2nd full-length album via Xtreem Music this coming fall.

Originally emerging back in 2008, Bloodhunter is one of Spain's leading death metal forces. Led vocalist Diva Satanica, the band released debut album "Bloodhunter" back in 2014.

Bloodhunter has now finished recordings for a new album to be entitled "The End of Faith," whose lineup is completed with guitarist Fenris, bassist Éadrom, and session drummer Marcelo Aires. Full album info will arrive shortly - stay tuned! More...

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Agonia Running Huge Bandcamp Sale

Mirroring the massive Steam Summer Sale 2017, the underground stalwarts from Agonia Records are running a huge digital Bandcamp sale. All Agonia albums available via Bandcamp are only $3 for the duration of the sale.

Get on browsing right here to find cheap digital albums from the likes of Svartsyn, Azarath, Shibalba, Code, Root, October Tide, Glorior Belli, Impiety, Enthroned, and many more. More...

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Enfold Darkness Posts New Song

The Nashville, Tennessee-based purveyors of blackened deathly alchemy from Enfold Darkness continue their conquest of all realms as they move closer to the July 14th release of sophomore full-length, "Adversary Omnipotent."

Today the group unleashes an epic salvo of sonic wizardry that is "The Adversary, Omnipotent." Listen in via the player below. The upcoming album's full track listing is as follows:

1. Awaken, Brak'tal O'minn
2. Lairs of the Ascended Masters
3. Liberator of Mages
4. The Sacred Daemonic
5. Invocation of Na'ak Ba'ran
6. Banishment
7. Arise, Morning Star, into the Netherworld
8. The Adversary, Omnipotent
9. Terror of a Perilous Quest
10. The Test of Wisdom
11. Dirge of the Surrogate Invictus
12. Summoning the Archons
13. Vanish Into Damnation More...

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Wolves In The Throne Room Announces Tour

Wolves In The Throne Room is gearing up for a batch of summer tour dates, with the band issuing this brief statement: "Clear your schedule, Europe. We’re spending the final days of summer with you. Info here."

August 03 | Arad, RO
August 04 | Ljubljana, SL
August 05 | Katowice, PL
August 06 | Bratislava, SK
August 07 | Budapest, HUN
August 09 | Josefov, CZ
August 11 | Le Locle, CH
August 12 | Kortrijk, BE
August 14 | Moscow, RU
August 15 | St. Petersburg, RU More...

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Subservience Releasing "Forest Of The Impaled"

On August 11th 2017, Black Bow Records will release "Forest Of The Impaled" by UK death metal band Subservience.

Brimming over with concentrated fury and a taste for chaos, Subservience has released several increasingly brutal EPs that had been met with a great reception among their ever growing fan base. This debut full-length "Forest Of The Impaled" was mixed and mastered by Paul “Win” Winstanley and is set for release in 2017. More...

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Demon Eye Streams "The Waters And The Wild"

North Carolina-based group Demon Eye will unleash third full-length album, "Prophecies And Lies," via Soulseller Records later this summer.

A monolithic display of mighty riffs, haunting melodies, and fist-raising anthems, the eleven-track burner was recorded by Corrosion Of Conformity's Mike Dean in the band's hometown of Raleigh.

"Prophecies And Lies" will be released on August 11th on CD, vinyl, and digital formats. In the meantime, sample album opener "The Waters And The Wild" via the Bandcamp player below.

In related news, Demon Eye will play this year's edition of the Maryland Doom Fest alongside Captain Beyond, Lo-Pan, Brimstone Coven and more. The band will also play a record release show in August, with additional live performances to be announced in the weeks to come.

6/23/2017 Cafe 611 @ Maryland Doom Fest - Frederick, MD
8/18/2017 Pourhouse - Raleigh, NC w/ Captain Beyond More...

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Divinity Posts "DMT" Lyric Video

Calgary, AB progressive death metal band Divinity just released a new lyric video for the track "DMT," which features Bjorn Strid of Soilwork and is off new album "The Immortalist." Divinity comments:

"We are very proud of this track. Not only does it have some of our best songwriting, but it also has guest vocals by one of our biggest influences Bjorn 'Speed' Strid of Soilwork!

"When we sent him the rough demo of the song along with our lyrics and he sent back amazing vocal tracks within a few days that didn’t even need any edits. We were blown away with his abilities and could not be happier with how it turned out! We also got word from Bjorn that he thinks it sounds fantastic too!"

1. Manhunt (streaming here)
2. Atlas (catch the lyric video here)
3. Hallowed Earth
4. DMT
5. PsyWar
6. Distorted Mesh
7. The Dead Speak From Behind
8. Lucid Creator
9. The Reckoning
10. All Seeing Eyes
11. Momentum
12. Conqueror More...

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Grave Pleasures Signs With Century Media

Century Media Records is proud to announce the signing of the apocalyptic post-punk band Grave Pleasures. The group just finished recording second studio album, "Motherblood," at Orgone Studios in the UK (Ghost, Paradise Lost, Ulver).

This upcoming album has been scheduled to a worldwide release for late September/early October 2017 via Century Media Records worldwide. Risen from the ashes of Beastmilk, Grave Pleasures features the writing talents of Mat McNerney (Hexvessel, Beastmilk, Code, DHG) and Juho Vanhanen (Oranssi Pazuzu, Atomikylä). “Motherblood” features fresh artwork by Finnish artist Tekla Vály.

Mat McNerney comments on the record deal signing: “Jens came out to see our show in Sweden at the end of last year and enjoyed it so much he made it clear that he wanted to work with us. For me that’s the greatest way to work with a label, to hang out with the people involved, to be friends and to enjoy good music together. That way it’s much more than a business relationship to us. It becomes part of the experience of why we do this. It’s very comforting to know that we will have the best, most hard-working and friendliest team working on our record. We’re proud to be a part of their family with Grave Pleasures.”

Century Media’s A&R Jens Prueter says: “It’s a pleasure to welcome Grave Pleasures on Century Media. There are not too many artists who have enough talent and visions for being involved in very different bands such as Hexvessel, Oranssi Pazuzu and Grave Pleasures. And it’s always great to work with a group of friends and like-minded spirits. Thanks to the entire band and their manager Andy Farrow!” More...

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Graspop Metal Meeting 2017: Day One

The Graspop Metal Meeting festival in Belgium has become one of the biggest and most popular events on the European summer circuit. Seemingly every year they put together a fantastic line up, mixing the classics, the young blood and cult favourites to really give something for all head bangers. This year was no different, with such legends as Scorpions, Deep Purple and Blue Oyster Cult all booked, as well as plenty for the kids like Chelsea Smile and Architects. It all promised to be a hell of a weekend and indeed it was.

Though the festival doesn't begin it's "official" schedule until Friday, weekend campers arrive the day before and are met with plenty on offer, including a number of live bands and the Metal Cafe. Being too tired after travelling from England to Belgium, we were only able to catch one full performance, though we also caught the last ten minutes of Belgian stoner metal act, King Hiss, who would probably please fans of Mastodon but left little impact. This was followed by the very short journey to the Jupiler Stage, which housed most of the weekend's hardcore and deathcore groups to watch Dutch hardcore veterans, Born From Pain. The quintet are regarded as one of Europe's best hardcore groups and it's easy to see why, particularly in the live setting where their brand of positive energy spreads to the audience very quickly, making for a very enjoyable live set. More...

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Canyon Of The Skull Announces "The Desert Winter"

Canyon Of The Skull has returned! The instrumental doom duo of guitarist Erik Ogershok and Adrian Voorhies (Humut Tabal) will release the sophomore album "The Desert Winter" on August 19th. The CD version will be available in as a 6-panel format digipak.

Consisting of the undeniably epic 37-minute title track of blackened doom, "The Desert Winter" is a journey deep into the psyche. Listeners are strongly advised to clear out all head space (and any earwax) and settle in for this existential ride of the doomed!

"The Desert Winter" was recorded at WoodenHorse studios in October 2016. It was mixed and produced by Zawicizuz and Canyon of the Skull and mastered by Proscriptor McGovern (Russ R. Givens) at Nox Luna Inlustris Music. The artwork Layout and design (shown below) were created by Erik Bredthauer. More...

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The Shadeless Emperor Signs With Wormholedeath

Wormholedeath announced it has reached a licensing deal with Greek epic/melodic death metal act The Shadeless Emperor for the worldwide distribution of the the debut full length album "Ashbled Shores." As a sample, check out the lyric video for the new song "Too Far Gone" in the player below.

The album will be issued on the following release schedule:

Digital: August 1st (Wormholedeath/The Orchard)
CD: October 13th (Aural Music Group)
USA: September 8th (Wormholedeath U.S.A.)
Japan: December 20th (Wormholedeath Japan/Disk Union Music Distribution)

The track listing for the album is:

1. Oaths
2. Ashbled Shores
3. Sullen Guard
4. Homeland
5. Shades Over The Empire
6. Duskfall
7. A Few Rotten Words
8. Helios The Dark
9. Olethros
10. Too Far Gone
11. An Ember Gale More...

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Invidia To Hit The Road With Wednesday 13

It may sound trite, but Invidia is truly a brotherhood. Each member of this brotherhood has a story that reflects the quote above. When the band came together to make "As The Sun Sleeps" (Steamhammer/Oblivion/SPV), each member knew just what they didn't want and how far they were willing to go to make it work on their terms. Invidia features current members of Five Finger Death Punch and Skinlab.

Recently, Invidia announced the addition of Evan Seidlitz as the newest member of the band, replacing vocalist Travis Johnson. Seidlitz is no stranger to the frontman spotlight, known for his work in Vyces, Thrown Into Exile and Grimace. The band is very excited to be on this new journey with Seidlitz and has no doubts that fans will be pleased with what he has to bring to the table.

Hot on the heels of the release of the debut record, Invidia is set to return to the road this summer first in support of Wednesday 13 through July. Then following a quick break the band will devastate the nation again as part of the Metal Alliance Tour alongside Overkill, Crowbar, Havok and Black Fast. A complete list of all dates can be found below.

Bassist Matt Snell cannot wait to get back out on the road with Invidia: "When offered the Wednesday 13 tour we were thrilled... for us it's a total 90 degree turn and a unique challenge as a band. We are all fans of Wednesday 13, and we know we have the goods... its just time to deliver! Get your creepy on!"

He continues: "The Metal Alliance tour is yet another dream come true for us. Having opened for Overkill myself when I was just a kid in River Grove IL, in 1994, I can only hope to have the Overkill guys sign my tour flyer from that show. But more important for us as a band is the significance of festivals that stray just enough from the mainstream to remind us all that music is art!"

Confirmed dates are as follows: More...

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Demon Head Streams New Song "We Are Burning"

As Danish psych/Doom metal band Demon Head gears up for the North American release of the new album "Thunder On The Fields" on July 7th (released in EU on April 7th), the band has premiered the new song "We Are Burning" over at PureGrainAudio.com at this location (or conveniently available in the player below.

While staying true to their signature sound, the songwriting on "Thunder On The Fields" is more refined and the songs more gritty and burning with urgency. With new travels being planned in Europe and overseas, there is indeed lightning on the horizon and thunder on the fields!

Check out "We Are Burning" here: More...

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Confessions Of A Traitor Issue New Music Video

British hardcore group Confessions Of A Traitor issued a new video clip for the song "In Darkness, Ignite The Spark," which you can check out in the player below. The song appears on the new EP "Illuminate," which is available now through Sliptrick Records.

The band commented: "The song is about constantly battling, looking for a way out of constant pain, having a brief break from it and plummeting further into self doubt. It then takes a positive twist about eventually cutting the negativity from your life and realizing that you need to take time to heal yourself before you can concentrate on anything or anyone, and having the strength to overcome it.

"The video vaguely reflects this with the imagery of Steve stuck in the chains and the performance element being the release. It’s all relative on a personal level, this is how we interpret the lyrics and hopefully anyone who listens and watches, will interpret them in their own way."

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Theotoxin Premieres NSFW Music Video "My Harlot"

Austrian blackened death metal outfit Theotoxin premieres its brand new NSFW music video for "My Harlot", taken off the band's debut album "Atramentvm". The band is featuring former band members of Zombie Inc., Raising the Veil, Horns Of Hattin and Dismal Lumentis. The release was recorded, mixed & mastered by Norbert Leitner. The clip features April Kapsreiter acting the part of Maria Magdalena.

Check out now "My Harlot" below.

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Cannabis Corpse Debuts New Song "Chronic Breed"

Cannabis Corpse debuts a new song entitled "Chronic Breed", taken from the forthcoming new album "Left Hand Pass", which will be released on September 08th through Season Of Mist.

Check out now "Chronic Breed" below.

Comments the band's vocalist/bassist Phil Hall (also Municipal Waste, Iron Reagan): More...

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Body Count Premieres NSFW Video "Here I Go Again"

Body Count premieres a new NSFW music video for "Here I Go Again", taken from the band's latest album, "Bloodlust", out in stores now via Century Media.

Check out now "Here I Go Again" below.

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Hatebreed Debuts New Music Video "Seven Enemies"

Hatebreed has debuted a music video for track "Seven Enemies" from the band's latest release "The Concrete Confessional". The band is currently out on this summer’s edition of "Vans Warped Tour".

Check out now "Seven Enemies" below.

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Powerflo Premieres Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Powerflo - featuring current and former members of Cypress Hill, Fear Factory, Biohazard, Downset - premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming self-titled debut album, which will be out in stores this coming Friday, June 23rd.

Check out now "Powerflo" in its entirety below.

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To Speak Of Wolves Debuts New Song "Haunt Me"

North Carolina metal outfit To Speak Of Wolves debuts a new song entitled "Haunt Me", taken from the upcoming new album "Dead In The Shadow", for which Solid State Records has a July 21st release date scheduled.

Check out now "Haunt Me" below.

Explains the band’s vocalist Gage Speas: More...

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Goatwhore Premieres "Mankind Will Have No Mercy"

Goatwhore premieres a new song entitled "Mankind Will Have No Mercy", taken from the upcoming new album "Vengeful Ascension", which Metal Blade Records will release this coming Friday, June 23rd.

Check out now "Mankind Will Have No Mercy" below.

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