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Metal News for July 21, 2017

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15 news articles posted on this day.

Whore Of Bethlehem Releases New Album

Black Market Metal Label is proud announce the release today of Texas group Whore Of Bethlehem's newest offering entitled "Extinguish The Light."

Check out a lyric video for the title track below, and you can pick up your own copy of the release here. Black Market comments:

"Right out of the gate Whore Of Bethlehem's new album 'Extinguish The Light' exemplifies six-string mastery; a true balance of old and new schools of brutal death metal. Filled with (1) unmitigated brutality; (2) memorable songwriting; (3) great production; and (4) that you'll-know-it-when-you-hear-it 'wow' factor. The aesthetic here is one of 'all who enter abandon all hope.'"

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Uncured Gearing Up For U.S. Touring

Uncured is a progressive, technical death metal band from NJ led by the 17 year-old guitar prodigy Rex Cox, alongside his 19 year-old brother Zak Cox on lead guitars. The dynamic rhythm section of Jon Kita (Diecast) on bass and Liam Manley on drums round out the group.

Uncured will kick-off a lengthy U.S. tour alongside DevilDriver, 36 Crazyfists, and Cane Hill on August 18th and then continue U.S. touring in November with Children of Bodom for that entire month.

Check out the “Stygian Valley" track below - taken off the "Medusa" album released in March - along with a list of upcoming tour dates. More...

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NYN Posts "The Hallway"

As progressive/technical death metal project NYN moves closer towards the August 11th release of "Entropy: Of Chaos and Salt," the time has come for another advance song from the album to be made public. Check out "The Hallway" below, which is the third single from the album to be released so far.

The impending "Entropy" features performances from new members Tom "Fountainhead" Geldschläger (ex-Obscura, Fountainhead, Pitts Minneman Project) on fretless guitar and key/synth musician Jimmy Pitts (Pitts Minneman Project, Eternity's End, Equipoise) alongside NYN founding member and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Noyan Tokgozoglu.

Of special note on new single "The Hallway" is the inclusion of a guest guitar solo from Christian Muenzer. More...

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Laces Out Streams "Fortunes"

In one week, Nefarious Industries will release the debut self-titled EP from upstate New York-based trio Laces Out. Advancing its public arrival, today the "Fortunes" track comes online.

The band issues of the song's intent: "'Fortunes' is about the pressure we put on ourselves to always be accumulating and consuming, the detrimental effects it has on the human brain, and how we pass that to our children."

"Laces Out" sees release next Friday, July 28th and the band has booked several new regional gigs in support of the EP:

7/28/2017 The Elephant Graveyard - Chester, NY @ Goodbye Fest w/ Entropy, The Closers
8/07/2017 Gold Sounds - Brooklyn, NY w/ You Bred Raptors, Spring.Fall.Sea, XK Scenario
8/20/2017 TBA - Beacon, NY More...

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Sign Of Cain Streaming New Track

"The Earth Collapses Behind” is the first single off “To Be Drawn And To Drown” by Sign Of Cain. The band, based around scene icon Tomas “Tompa” Lindberg (At The Gates, The Lurking Fear), presents a song that totally lives up to its name. Check it out below.

Besides Tompa, the band consists of veterans Tomer Hasenfratz (guitar, backing vocals: Viscera Trail), Tomy Minas (guitar: The Sin), Tuval Refaeli (drums: Viscera Trail, Equilibrium) and David Mauritzon (bass: Razor Rape).

"To Be Drawn And To Drown" will be released this coming September 22nd, 2017 via Apostasy Records. More...

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Eyes Wide Open Posts "You Still Are You"

Following the release of two previous singles from upcoming album "And So It Begins," Eyes Wide Open is now back with an animated video for latest offering "You Still Are You."

Vocalist Erik Engstrand states: "This track is about the terrible past of someone who was bullied and now carries this burden for life. It describes how he has built an impenetrable wall of self contempt to protect himself from further disappointment. When someone tells them they are good enough, they won't hear it. Don't let the ghosts haunt you forever, you still are you."

New album "And So It Begins" will be released on September 1st, 2017 via Sony Music Distribution and Headbang Entertainment. More...

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Howling Giant Streaming "The Pioneer"

Writing tunes about space travel, doomed seafarers, and a sentient android hellbent on a camel-killing death crusade, Nashville's Howling Giant this past August shared part one of the three part "Black Hole Space Wizard" concept record series.

A year later, the nerd power trio returns with part two of the adventure set for release on August 25th, 2017. Playing self indulgent, drop tuned, fuzzed out riffs, "Black Hole Space Wizard: Part 2" is again produced by the band, mixed by Kim Wheeler and mastered by Chris Fasco.

The EP features six cosmic progressive travels of The Pioneer continuing his quest for self-discovery and purpose on the husk planet, Earth. Drummer Zach Wheeler comments:

"Hopefully for our returning fans, it is accepted with open arms and an open mind. As Part 2 of the 3 piece saga, this EP was meant to focus on the travels and trials of The Pioneer, protagonist, and last of mankind. The music reflects his growth and self discovery on a post-apocalyptic planet Earth. More...

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The Haunted Posts "Spark" Video

Swedish thrash band The Haunted will soon unleash an upcoming ninth studio album “Strength In Numbers,” on August 25th, 2017 worldwide via Century Media Records.

In celebration, the band is excited to reveal the music video for second single, "Spark". Watch the blazing video, produced by Oscar Dziedzela (OD Visual), in the player below.

Adrian Erlandsson comments: “’Spark’ is the second video from our upcoming album 'Strength In Numbers.' It’s a brooding and catchy number which shows a more melodic side of the album. One of those songs that will remain in our live set for years to come. Turn it up and watch it all burn!!!”

1. Fill the Darkness with Black
2. Brute Force
3. Spark
4. Preachers of Death
5. Strength in Numbers
6. Tighten the Noose
7. This Is the End
8. The Fall
9. Means to an End
10. Monuments More...

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Intrcptr Releases Debut EP

Los Angeles-based Intrcptr -- with guitarist Ben Carr of 5ive and drummer Larry Herweg of Pelican - today issues debut EP "I" through Magic Bullet Records.

Check out what these longtime veterans of ungodly riffs have to offer with this debut release below. The "I" EP can now be streamed and obtained through all major digital portals, including Bandcamp.

1. Nightrider 01:52
2. Sandstorms 05:16
3. Ruby 05:51
4. Turbines 04:03
5. Watchmaker 04:31 More...

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Raptore Premieres Full Album

Raging Argentine heavy metal act Raptore was formed in the city of La Plata back in 2012. The throat-punching heavy/speed metal squad has so far come up with a demo and a one full-length album.

Debut album “Rage n' Fever” was originally released in last year from an Argentine label, but now the fine folks from German label Witches Brew are offering up a worldwide release.

This new version features two bonus tracks: covers of Venom's "Witching Hour" and Charger's "Desperadoes." Today we're stoked to premiere the full album online as the re-release lands via Witches Brew today. Listen in below, and expect a variety of classic NWOBHM stylings!

You can pick up the album here or follow the latest on Raptore via Facebook. The album's full track listing is as follows:

1. Rage n' Fever
2. Night on Fire
3. My Own Grave
4. The Flame
5. Evil Hand
6. Time Has Come
7. Runner of Death
8. Back in the Oven
9. Witching Hour (Originally by Venom)
10. Desperadoes (Originally by Charger) More...

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Gateway to Hell Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

Maryland doom quintet Gateway to Hell premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new EP "Clovers", which will arrive in stores later today via Unholy Anarchy Records.

Check out now "Clovers" in its entirety below.

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Gwar Slammed By Born Of Osiris Guitarist Over Joke

Gwar has essentially made a career off of being politically incorrect, but some may feel the band has gone too far during the band's appearance at the ‘Vans Warped Tour gig in Noblesville, IN yesterday, July 20th. Some fans have posted that Gwar has addressed Linkin Park vocalist's apparent suicide yester, commenting: "Suicide is no joke, but Linkin Park sure is."

Gwar's comment led Born Of Osiris guitarist Lee McKinney to slam the band via social media platform Twitter: More...

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Myrkur Premieres First English Language Track

Myrkur's first English language track "Shadows Of Silence" can streamed via Decibel below. The song will NOT be featured on Myrkur's forthcoming album, "Mareridt", which will be released on September 15th.

Check out now "Shadows Of Silence" below.

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Spite Debuts New Track "Kingdom Of Guts"

Spite debuts a new track entitled "Kingdom Of Guts", taken from the upcoming new album "Nothing Is Beautiful", which Stay Sick Recordings will have in stores later today.

Check out now "Kingdom Of Guts" below.

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Thy Art Is Murder Premieres New Song & Music Video

Thy Art Is Murder premieres a new song and music video entitled "Son Of Misery", taken from the band's upcoming new album "Dear Desolation", which will be out in stores August 18th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Check out now "Son Of Misery" below.

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