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Metal News for August 13, 2017

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4 news articles posted on this day.

Riksha Posts "Skeleton Rain Dance" Video

Salt Lake City's Riksha just released an official music video for "Skeleton Rain Dance," taken from latest full-length album "Five Stages of Numb." The video was shot at a green screen studio in Salt Lake City and was produced by Masha Goruleva of All4band Studios in Czech Republic Koruna.

Riksha frontman Palmer states, "The song 'Skeleton Rain Dance' was inspired by the loss of (our bassist) Kevin Bronson's brother (Carcass). The song is about feeling invisible, feeling lost in one's own skin, loneliness and suicide."

Riksha recently inked a worldwide deal with Zombie Shark Records, the new record label from Noah “Shark” Robertson (Motograter, Ex-The Browning). The band’s latest album "Five Stages Of Numb" was recorded at Elevate Studios by notable producer and drummer for Chelsea Grin, Pablo Viveros. Album art was provided by Die Elster. More...

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Carthagods Posts "The Devil's Dolls"

Carthagods has a new lyric video online for "The Devil's Dolls" featuring Marcel Coenen on guitar and scheduled to appear on an upcoming EP release. Check it out below and follow the latest on Carthagods over at the band's Facebook profile here.

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Sunday Old School: Picture

The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal was truly an amazing movement. Like punk, it succeeded in taking rock music back down to street level and saw working class kids like Def Leppard and Iron Maiden become global superstars, while others like Venom, Raven and Diamond Head become cult favourites. Some fans of this type of heavy metal claim that the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal was more of a sound than a national happening and claim that some groups from outside of the United Kingdom should be included when discussing the era, one of the names which is brought up the most in this argument is one of the first heavy metal bands from The Netherlands; Picture.

Picture was officially formed in 1979, two years after bassist Rinus Vreugdenhil and drummer Laurens Bakker began jamming with other musicians before eventually finding guitarist Jan Bechtum and vocalist Ronald van Prooijen, completing what would become known as Picture's "classic" lineup. They soon signed with Warner Brothers but decided to leave the label before releasing an album, as they felt the company was attempting to steer them towards a pop direction. Instead, they signed with Backdoor Records, a sub-label of Phonogram, through which they released their self-titled debut album in 1980, which spawned the single, "Bombers." More...

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Serpent Column: New Full-Album Streaming

Blackened death metal unit Serpent Column shares the full-album stream of the band's recently released debut album "Ornuthi Thalassa". The album was released digitally on July 21, and a vinyl edition is projected for release in October by Fallen Empire.

Check out now "Ornuthi Thalassa" in its entirety below.

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