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Metal News for August 1, 2018

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18 news articles posted on this day.

Arch Enemy Postpones North American Tour

Swedish death metal veterans Arch Enemy has announced that their scheduled tour of North America, which was to also include Goatwhore and Uncured, has been pushed back to 2019. A statement from the band reads as follows:

"We very much regret to inform you that we will be postponing our return to North America until 2019. We were looking forward to seeing everyone again this fall and to share our stage with Goatwhore and Uncured, but we have been forced to cancel this run due to reasons beyond our control. It’s very unfortunate timing, but we cannot wait to come back and rock US soil again next year and see all your faces! Thank you for understanding and as always for your support of Arch Enemy! Ticket and VIP refunds are available at point of purchase."

Says Goatwhore drummer Zack Simmons: "Fuckin lame but oh well. Out of our control. Stay tuned for some tour news very soon!"

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Grim Reaper Announces North American Tour

Steve Grimmett‘s Grim Reaper will tour North America starting in New Hampshire on September 27, 2018 and wrap up with a two night stint at The Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles.

Dissonance Productions released the long awaited album from Steve Grimmett‘s Grim Reaper entitled ’Walking In The Shadows‘ almost two years ago. It was the band‘s first new recording since 1987‘s Rock You To Hell.

Grim Reaper‘s story begins in 1979 after successfully fighting off hundreds of bands in a local Battle Of The Bands competition. This win, combined with an already sizeable following, aroused the interest of Ebony Records. Signing with the small UK label, Grim Reaper released three albums in rapid succession to international acclaim. Due to legal turmoil with Ebony, Grim Reaper would disband in 1988. Grimmett would go on to record with Onslaught, Lionsheart, and more recently The Sanity Days debut Evil Beyond Belief. His renowned vocal range remains one of metal‘s most identifiable with loyal fans turning out in numbers to hear him perform. More...

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Handful of Dust Share Two New Songs

Italian progressive death metal band Handful of Dust is about to release their new album called "Cosmopolis". Their new album was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen and features 11 tracks. Handful of Dust released two songs from it via Bandcamp streaming below.

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Radiant Knife Premiere New Song "Wasted Minds"

Lafayette, Louisiana based progressive sludge band Radiant Knife premiere a new song entitled "Wasted Minds", taken from their upcoming new album "Science Fiction", which comes out on August 8th via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Wasted Minds" below.

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Ancestors Premiere New Song "Gone"

Psychedelic doom metal outfit Ancestors premiere a new song entitled "Gone", taken from their upcoming new album "Suspended In Reflections", which will be out in stores August 24 through Pelagic Records.

Check out now "Gone" below.

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Plini Premiere Full-Album Stream Of New Album

Plini premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new album "Sunhead", which was released July 27.

Check out now "Sunhead" in its entirety below.

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Super Thief Premiere New Song "Six Months Blind"

Super Thief premiere a new song entitled "Six Months Blind", taken from their upcoming new EP "Eating Alone In My Car", which will be out in stores soon via Learning Curve Records.

Check out now "Six Months Blind" below.

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Blood of Serpents Debut New Song "Devil’s Tongue"

Swedish blackenend death metal outfit Blood of Serpents premiere a new song entitled "Devil’s Tongue", taken from their upcoming new album "Sulphur Sovereign", which will be out in stores September 25 via Non Serviam.

Check out now "Devil’s Tongue" below.

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Discrvst Premiere Full-Album Stream Of New Album

Discrvst premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new album "MMXVIII", which was released via Bandcamp on July 24th.

Check out now "MMXVIII" in its entirety below.

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Occelensbrigg Premiere New Song

Occelensbrigg premiere a new song titled "The Falling Guardians of Death and Life", taken from their upcoming new album "The Quest For Star Mountain", which will be released on vinyl by Harvest of Death on August 8, 2018.

Check out now "The Falling Guardians of Death and Life" below.

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Rodent Epoch Premiere New Song "High on Hades"

Finnish black metal band Rodent Epoch premiere a new song entitled "High on Hades", taken from their upcoming new album "Rodentlord", which will be released by Saturnal Records on October 12th.

Check out now "High on Hades" below.

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Örmagna Premiere New Song "Háskinn í Seljunum"

Örmagna premiere a new song titled "Háskinn í Seljunum", taken from their upcoming debut release, which will be released at some point soon by Signal Rex (CD and LP) and by Vangandr (cassette tape).

Check out now "Háskinn í Seljunum" below.

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Five Finger Death Punch Fall Tour Announced

Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin extend their co-headlining tour with a new leg announced for this fall. Bad Wolves and In Flames will support them on select dates. From Ashes To New joins as the opening band. Below's where said trek will hit:

With Bad Wolves:

11/06 Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
11/07 Colorado Springs, CO – Broadmoor World Arena
11/10 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
11/12 Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
11/13 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
11/15 Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
11/17 Bozeman, MT – Brick Breedan Fieldhouse
11/20 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
11/21 Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
11/23 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
11/24 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
11/26 Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
11/27 Cedar Rapids, IA – US Cellular Center (no Bad Wolves)

With In Flames:

11/29 Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
12/01 North Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
12/03 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
12/07 Fayetteville, NC – Crown Coliseum
12/08 Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena
12/10 Albany, NY – Times Union Center
12/11 Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena

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Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Debut New Video

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals‘ official new music video for their song “Choosing Mental Illness” has made its online premiere streaming below. Anselmo‘s wife Katherine Richardson-Anselmo directed the ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest‘ inspired video, starring Michael St. Michaels (‘The Greasy Strangler‘).

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Wolvhammer Drop Off Abigail Williams Tour

It looks like there may be some conflict in the Wolvhammer camp as both the group’s Facebook and Instagram accounts appear to have been deleted. The band have also been replaced on Abigail Williams‘ approaching summer tour with Ghost Bath. Wolf King will now be taking Wolvhammer's spot on that run.

Comments Abigail Williams:

“A slight update with our upcoming tour with Ghost Bath. Unfortunately, Wolvhammer had to pull from the tour. We have replaced them with Wolf King. We’re glad to have these guys a part of our headlining tour. Go check them out!”

Dates for the mentioned trek run as follows: More...

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The Black Dahlia Murder U.S. Tour Announced

This fall will find The Black Dahlia Murder out on the road again on their ‘Infinite Bringers Of The Night Tour‘. Power Trip, Pig Destroyer, Khemmis, Ghoul, Havok, Midnight and Devourment will support them on select dates. Gost and Skeletal Remains will be onboard throughout the entire run. Below’s where the trek will stop:

11/24 Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s
11/26 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
11/27 Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theater (feat. Khemmis)
11/29 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom (feat. Pig Destroyer & Khemmis)
11/30 Berkeley, CA – UC Theater (feat. Pig Destroyer, Power Trip, Khemmis and Ghoul)
12/01 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern (‘Decibel Metal And Beer Festival‘)
12/02 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick (feat. Ghoul)

With Power Trip & Ghoul:

12/03 Flagstaff, AZ – Green Room
12/05 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
12/06 Corpus Christi, TX – House Of Rock
12/07 Austin, TX – Come And Take it Live

With Havok & Ghoul:

12/08 Ft. Worth, TX – Rail Club (feat. Devourment)
12/09 Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
12/10 Lincoln, NE – The Royal
12/11 Joliet, IL – The Forge (feat. Midnight)
12/12 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s (feat. Midnight)

The Black Dahlia Murder‘s vocalist Trevor Strnad says of the trek: More...

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The Primals (Darkest Hour Etc.) Premiere New Track

Darkest Hour singer John Henry has joined forces with ex-Dead To Fall bassist Chad Fjerstad and former The Explosion drummer Andrew Black in a new project named The Primals. Their debut full length “All Love Is True Love” will be out in stores on September 07th through Southern Lord. A first single called “Fortune & Sons” is streaming below.

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Primitive Man Premiere New Track “Naked”

Primitive Man‘s new song “Naked” has premiered online streaming for you below. It can be found on the group’s upcoming split release with Unearthly Trance which will be out in stores on August 17th through Relapse.

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