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Metal News for June 24, 2017

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Graspop Metal Meeting 2017: Day Two

After one hell of an opening day and a second night of camping, those attending this year's edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting festival had by now settled into the routine and were ready for another day. Once again, the day promised a mix of legendary names, young blood and cult favourites (or perhaps in the case of one Norwegian act, that should be "kvlt" favourites.)

Following a delay and miscomunication, I was unfortunately unable to catch Axel Rudi Pell and so my second full day at Graspop opened with a trip to Main Stage 2, which was being graced by Devildriver. Though they're not the biggest metal band of recent memory, performing at ten past one in the afternoon was something of a surprise. This did not deter the group from playing with full force and intensity and getting so many rockers' Saturday off to a great start. Frontman Dez Fafara was able to interact very well with the crowd and the high energy the group displayed at the very least impressed those in the audience who are not fans of Devildriver and delighted those who came to see them intentionally. More...

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Kafirun Premieres Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Canada's black metal unit Kafirun premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Eschaton", which will be out in stores June 26, 2017 on Australia's Séance Records.

Check out now "Eschaton" in its entirety below.

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Hellweed Debuts New Song "Guts Out"

Russian hardcore metal outfit Hellweed debuts a new song entitled "Guts Out", taken from the forthcoming new EP "Legacy in Vain", which will be out in stores June 30.

Check out now "Guts Out" below.

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TesseracT Premieres New Song & Music Video "Smile"

TesseracT premieres a new song and music video titled "Smile", which the band recorded during the late spring of this year with producer Acle Kahney. Comments vocalist Daniel Tompkins:

"Lyrically, ‘Smile‘ carries a strong and forward sense of irony as we explore and darkest side of the human condition. The song will witness the manifestation of an ‘entity.’ Consciousness survives through constant manipulation only to propagate pessimism and hopelessness. Our entity observes, consumes and evolves, bearing witness to human existence, mimicking our presence in colossal form."

Check out now "Smile" below.

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Alter Bridge Debuts New Music Video

Alter Bridge debuts a new music video for "Cradle To The Grave". The video features footage from the band’s November 24th, 2016 set at The O2 Arena, London. However, in an interesting turn, this particular song was not played during that night's set.

Check out now "Cradle To The Grave" below.

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Dying Fetus Launches "Death Metal Law Firm"

Dying Fetus has launched its own "death metal law firm" today with the below hilarious commercial.

Check out now "Dying Fetus - Death Metal Lawyers" below:

In addition to that Dying Fetus premieres the full-album stream of the band's brand new album "Wrong One To Fuck With", which arrived in stores yesterday, June 23rd, via Relapse Records. More...

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