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Metal News for August 10, 2017

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14 news articles posted on this day.

The Unguided Announces New Vocalist, Album

Former guitarist and singer Roland Johannsson has decided to leave The Unguided, and now the band has brought on new frontman Jonathan Thorpenberg.

After having released a 2-track EP in December of last year, it's time to get ready for the full-length studio album to follow. Please welcome "And The Battle Royale" - scheduled for a worldwide November 10th 2017 release via Napalm Records!

Richard Sjunnesson states: "We've without doubt sacrificed our five souls into this one. Everyone knew it would be a career defining record after the departure of our highly acclaimed brother and we had no intensions to disappoint our fans nor ourselves writing and record this dynamic monster with innovative producer Dino Medanhodzic. Everyone indeed brought their absolute A-game on this record and Jonathan over performed in every possible way whilst also bringing something completely new to the table. A table which much urgently needed it I'd say. Come November and the battle royale will make or break you!"

1. Death's Sting
2. The Heartbleed Bug
3. Legendary
4. Dark Metamorphosis
5. A Link to the Past
6. Anchor Stone (of the World)
7. Manipulate Fear
8. Force of Nature
9. King's Fall
10. Nighttaker (Bonus Track)
11. Daybreaker (Bonus Track)
12. Nighttaker (Live) (Bonus Track) More...

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Loincloth Announces Final Album

Virginia/North Carolina-based cult Loincloth has issued a trailer for the recently completed "Psalm Of The Morbid Whore" LP. This marks the group's second and final full-length release, again via Southern Lord Recordings.

Packing nine new passages into a half-hour assault on "Psalm Of The Morbid Whore," Loincloth returned to Pershing Hill Sound in Raleigh, North Carolina to record with Greg Elkins, while mastering was helmed by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.

Issues the group: "Loincloth is no longer a live band, so this record is our final offering not only to the great horned one below, but to the committed ladies and gentlemen of the Cloth."

"Psalm Of The Morbid Whore" will see digital and vinyl release through Southern Lord on September 29th. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Necro Fucking Satanae
2. Poroths
3. Clausa Vulgate
4. Morbid Whore
5. Pentacost Dissident
6. Bestial Infernal
7. Sigil Ov Five Horns
8. Let the Snakes Decide
9. Ibex (To Burn in Hell Is To Refine) More...

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Kreature Of Habit Calls It Quits

Gunnison, CO group Kreature Of Habit has officially called it quits, with the band issuing this message online to fans:

"There is no easy way to say it, but Kreature Of Habit is no more. The past two years have brought much blood, sweat, and beers. Revamping this group has brought more enjoyment and fulfillment than I think we ever could have hoped for, (from a shitty 'mountain town metal band').

"Though abysmal, Gunnison's music scene continually kept us impressed with what we were able to accomplish with their/your help! Receiving heavy support from the unexpected, and being turned away from where we thought we might be welcomed, all lent to the drive we had to give this valley the heavy music outlet it deserves; no filter, no apologies.

"The past two years have also brought many changes in each one of our lives. Facing challenges and embracing transitions either inspired, or seemingly distracted us from our increasingly eager goals as a band. During this transition I expect there to be even more unexpected changes, but these will be the ones to place us in the right directions.

"It is with this that we must bring Kreature to a close. There are so many crazy, unforgettable nights to reflect on; please feel free to leave a picture, comment, or memory below.

"One Love, Cooper and Them Kreature Boys

"PS - You'd best believe we will all be continuing in our own musical endeavors, as music is our one true love and destiny. Look out!" More...

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Subservience Streaming Full Album

British death metal band Subservience is now streaming entire debut album "Forest Of The Impaled" online ahead of release. The album will be released on digital and CD formats tomorrow by Black Bow Records. Listen in below, and you can pick up your own copy on August 11th at Bandcamp here.

01. In Depravity They Dwell
02. Beneath the Earth
03. A Taste for Violence
04. Entity of Indifference
05. The Dying Light
06. Desperation
07. The Consummation
08. Descend into Despair

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Usnea Releases New Video

Portland doom unit Usnea today shares an official music video for "Pyrrhic Victory," which comes by way of the group's upcoming "Portals Into Futility" full-length album. Watch the Frank Huang (Maximum Volume Silence) directed clip below.

Inspired by dystopian science-fiction and the painful intersection of today's crushing reality, "Portals Into Futility" offers five songs and fifty-six minutes of elegantly depressive doom/sludge. The album is due out September 8th on CD, 2xLP, and digital formats via Relapse Records. More...

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Sweet & Lynch Posts Behind The Scenes Video

Frontiers Music Srl is set to release the second album from Sweet & Lynch, "Unified," on November 10th. Today the band has released an exclusive behind the scenes video, documenting the process of recording "Unified."

1. Promised Land
2. Walk
3. Afterlife
4. Make Your Mark
5. Tried & True
6. Unified
7. Find Your Way
8. Heart Of Fire
9. Bridge Of Broken Lies
10. Better Man
11. Live To Die

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Atriarch Streams Full New Album

In advance of tomorrow's release, Atriarch today unveils a full stream of the monolithic "Dead As Truth" full-length album, which was recorded and mixed by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios (Om, Graves At Sea, Vhol) and features artwork by Stevie Floyd (Yob, Dark Castle).

"Dead As Truth" is set for release on August 11th on CD, LP, and digital formats via Relapse Records. Atriarch will also open for labelmates Inter Arma on a short run of West Coast dates this August, with additional dates to be announced shortly.

8/11/2017 The Cobalt - Vancouver, BC
8/12/2017 Barboza - Seattle, WA
8/13/2017 Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
8/17/2017 Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CA More...

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Aetherian Streaming "Seeds Of Deception"

Greek melodic death metal group Aetherian today reveals "Seeds of Deception," the first song from debut album "The Untamed Wilderness," which is set to be released in November of 2017 via Lifeforce Records. The label comments:

"Listening to Aetherian for the first time makes you think the band would come from Finland or Sweden, but the trio in fact is from sunny shores of Greece. Even with a Southern heritage and much more Vitamin D in their veins the band from Athens share the same melancholic genes as their 'competitors' from the upper North. With the sound the band is creating we are very sure Aetherian will be playing in the first league of melodic death metal bands very soon." More...

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Septicflesh Posts "The Enemy Of Truth"

Today the Greek demons from Septicflesh unveil a lyric video for "The Enemy Of Truth," taken off impending album "Codex Omega" that will drop September 1st, 2017. The band comments:

"In the past it was much easier for someone in a position of power to silence an 'irritating' mouth. In our age, with the evolution of communication and the high speed that information can be spread to the 4 corners of the world, new elaborate methods are being employed.

"And many claim to fight in the name of truth, but essentially they fight against it… Many voices making noise vs few voices speaking clearly. Can this turn the other way around? Listen to 'Enemy of Truth' below! More...

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Quor Embarking On U.S. Tour

For the first time in 40 years, the shadow of the moon will be cast directly across the middle of the United States as the Earth passes behind it. Both space rocks will be in line with the G2V star - our sun. Almost like the celestial bodies are literally aligning at the same time Quor is on tour and actively searching to be abducted by aliens. It’s destiny.

Based on modern abduction tales, this should be the right moment for Quor. Four dudes pilot the time machine straight into a total solar eclipse, just when the moment is right. After working to record 4 new smashers between spring and summer tours, San Diego, California metal outfit Quor now announces dates supporting latest single “Life Is a Hard Thing."

The tour kicks off on August 12th, 2017 at Counts Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV and takes Quor through the southwest U.S. with friends 9Electric supporting the “Life Is Beautiful Tour.” After detaching from the 9Electric tour in Oklahoma City, Quor expects to return home through CO and AZ. Of course, this is if the band doesn't get invited to join the aliens. More...

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Arch Enemy: "The World Is Yours" Live Debut Posted

Arch Enemy performed its new single "The World Is Yours" live for the first time past Friday, August 4 at the Rock Pod Kamenom festival in Slovakia. Fan-filmed video footage of the live debut can be streamed below.

"The World Is Yours" is taken from Arch Enemy's new release, "Will To Power," which will hit stores on September 8 via Century Media Records.

Check out now "The World Is Yours (World live premiere)" below.

The official music video for "The World Is Yours" can be seen below: More...

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Dark Waters End Premieres New Track "Up The Dose"

Philadelphia's technical death metal outfit Dark Waters End premieres a new song titled "Up The Dose", taken from the band's forthcoming new album "Submersion", which will see the light of day on October 7th, 2017.

Check out now "Up The Dose" below.

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Geist Debuts New Song "Dear World"

British grindcore outfit Geist debuts a new song entitled "Dear World", taken from the upcoming new album "Disrepair", which will be discharged on September 22nd by a consortium of labels led by WOOAAARGH.

Check out now "Dear World" below.

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Burn Premieres New Song "Dead Identity"

Burn premieres a new song entitled "Dead Identity", taken from the upcoming new album "Do Or Die", which will be out in stores September 08th via Deathwish Inc..

Check out now "Dead Identity" below.

Tells vocalist Chaka Malik of the track: More...

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