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Metal News for August 14, 2018

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24 news articles posted on this day.

Sage Signs New Record Deal

Hailing from Croatia, the rising stars Sage have just signed a worldwide record deal with Rockshots Records for the release of their debut album "Anno Domini 1573", which is being released on September 21, 2018.

The album is a concept album about the Peasants’ Revolt that took place in England in the 1300s. The album encompasses themes of the battles between good and evil, honesty and greed. Sage delivers a mix of heavy, powerful and progressive metal, which the band blends to forge a unique but recognizable sound.

"The band name Sage means both the plant sage and 'a wise old man'", comments Enio Vuceta, guitarist and backup singer of the band, a living legend of the Croatian rock/metal scene. "We wanted to connect this to ourselves in a way because we are composed of several generations of Croatian musicians and we have great ambitions for our music to make a breakthrough in the world."

"Anno Domini 1573" has been co-produced by Casey Grillo (former Kamelot member), mixed and mastered by Jim Morris at Morrisound Recording studio.

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Wolfheart Posts New Video Online

After releasing "Breakwater" as a digital single on all streaming platforms last Friday, the wolves around mastermind Tuomas Saukkonen didn’t just return to their den. Today Wolfheart unveils the result of their long journey into the ice and snow of Iceland’s glaciers to record the official music video. Here you can see the final result. It is the start of the story, telling about the Constellation Of The Black Light.

Wolfheart’s music videos are always very intense and have a deep connection to the concept behind the band, since they are all done by the band, from production to editing. So it is no surprise, that their video for "The Flood" from 2017 got more than 1.2 million views so far.
Tuomas Saukkonen about the new video:

"Again it was an adventure in every meaning of word to go thru this video process from beginning to the end. It included, for example, swimming in +2 degree glacier water in Iceland and having significant plastic parts in our backline turned into a liquid form. And the adventure will continue since 'Breakwater' is just the 1st of total amount of 3 videos carrying a bigger story."

"Breakwater" is the first single from the upcoming new album "Constellation Of The Black Light" that will be released on September 28 via Napalm Records. More...

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Terror Reveals New Album Release Date

Long running Los Angeles hardcore powerhouse Terror have announced the details for their forthcoming 8th album.

"Total Retaliation" will be released on September 28 via Nuclear Blast (Europe, Pure Noise Records in the rest of the world). Find the cover of the album at the bottom of the page.

Furthermore the band has released the brand new track, "Mental Demolition" which can be seen heard below.

Terror is:
Scott Vogel - vocals
Martin Stewart - guitar
Jordan Posner - guitar
Chris Linkovich - bass
Nick Jett - drums More...

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Mantar Teases New Music Video

German black/doom/punk chimera Mantar will release their third studio album The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze on August 24th via Nuclear Blast. Pre-order the album here, and check out a teaser for the upcoming "Taurus" music video below.

Mantar have achieved more in five years than most bands twice their age and size. The product of a twenty year friendship between guitarist/vocalist Hanno Klaenhardt and drummer Erinc Sakarya, theirs is a success story born entirely of one thing: hard work, with three albums, an EP and a live release already to their name. Releasing their 2014 Svart Records debut Death By Burning, an uncompromising clash of stripped-back punk attitude and metal intensity to instant critical acclaim, the band toured relentlessly, gracing stages the world over, including the hallowed likes of Roadburn, Wacken Open Air and Maryland Deathfest. They used 2016’s Ode To The Flame, their Nuclear Blast Records debut, to further build upon their incendiary live reputation, conquering not only Europe and the US, but Russia, Japan and South Africa.

Now, following a brief period of repose which saw Hanno move to Florida, Mantar return with The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze, a short, sharp shock that hones the hungry riffs and breath-taking pace of their previous records. “We skipped the bullshit,” explains Hanno. “I wanted 3 or 4 minute songs; bam, bam, bam. Every song different, catchy - that’s what rock and roll is about.” More...

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Hate Eternal Reveals New Album Details

Florida death metal legends Hate Eternal has revealed that their new studio album, "Upon Desolate Sands" will be released on October 26th through Season Of Mist Records. The group has also posted a new song online entitled, "What Lies Beyond," which can be heard at the bottom of the page.


1. The Violent Fury
2. What Lies Beyond
3. Vengeance Striketh
4. Nothingness Of Being
5. All Hope Destroyed
6. Portal Of Myriad
7. Dark Age Of Ruin
8. Upon Desolate Sands
9. For Whom We Have Lost More...

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Power Trip On Thrash, Trump And Gerrymandering

There are many reasons to still be a metal fan, no matter how long you've been around the scene or the genre. From seeing reunions from bands you'd thought would never be in the same room again to visiting festivals across the globe. The main reason however, will always be the discovery of new and up and coming bands. One of the groups which has captured the attention of headbangers of all ages the world over is Power Trip, the crossover thrash quintet from Dallas, Texas. The band has been going from strength to strength in recent years, particularly since the release of their second album, "Nightmare Logic" last year.

At this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, the band took to the main stage on Saturday morning and blew the crowd away with their ferocious brand of thrash. Afterwards, I had the pleasure of meeting up with vocalist Riley Gale to talk about the band's growing success, their home state of Texas and the dangers of gerrymandering in the modern political climate. You can watch the chat in full below. More...

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Soulfly: "I Don't Think There'll Be More Nailbomb"

Over the years of doing interviews for Metal Underground, I've had the pleasure and honour of meeting some of metal's true legends. From Udo Dirkschneider to Geoff Tate and all manner of heroes in between. Last night, I was granted the privilege of speaking with one of Brazil's most famous muscians, Max Cavalera, whose catalogue stretches from Sepultura to Soulfly with a number of projects such as Cavalera Conspiracy, Nailbomb and Killer Be Killed along the way.

Capping off a successful tour of the United Kingdom and with the details of their upcoming new studio album, "Ritual" now out in the open, there was plenty to talk about with Max Cavalera including the new album, the future of Nailbomb and Killer Be Killed and what it's like having your son in your band. You can watch the interview below. More...

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Autumnus Premiere New Song "Dahlia"

Autumnus, a new metalcore band from Seattle, WA, premiere a new song entitled "Dahlia", taken from their upcoming debut EP "Looking Bleak", which they aim to release this fall.

Check out now "Dahlia" below.

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Ghost Bath Announce European Headlining Tour

In autumn, atmospheric black metallers GHOST BATH will return to Europe for an extensive headlining tour in support of their latest full-length release »Starmourner«. Supported by Danish blackgazers MØL, GHOST BATH will kick off their "Luminescence · Europa · MMXVIII" tour in Belgium, visit multiple cities in the UK and Germany before concluding in Wiesbaden. Let the band haunt you on one of these November dates below:

w/ MØL
01.11. B Brugge - Villa Bota
02.11. UK Birmingham - The Flapper
03.11. UK Leeds - Damnation Festival
04.11. UK Bournemouth - The Anvil
05.11. UK Manchester - Satans Hallow
06.11. UK Glasgow - Audio
07.11. UK London - Boston Music Room
08.11. NL Arnhem - Willemeen
09.11. D Cologne - MTC
10.11. D Hamburg - Hafenklang
13.11. D Hannover - Mephisto
14.11. D Berlin - Cassiopeia
15.11. D Jena - Rosenkeller
16.11. D Leipzig - Naumanns
17.11. AT Vienna - Escape
18.11. AT Graz - Explosiv
19.11. D Munich - Backstage
20.11. D Trier - Exhaus
21.11. D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof More...

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Paradise Lost Guitarist On "Medusa" And More

There are many sub-genres of heavy metal music these days. Often they can be traced back or attributed to only a handful of bands. In the nineties, the word saw the rise of groove metal, with many fans pointing to Pantera and Exhorder as the originators, as well as what we now call, black metal, with the Norwegian scene including Immortal, Emperor and Mayhem credited with spawning the style. It also saw the rise of gothic metal, which while built up from a variety of groups, is often attributed to British band, Paradise Lost.

Over the course of thirty years, Paradise Lost has gone from death/doom metal to the Gothic style they pioneered, to electronic music and everything in between. Last week, the band supported another of metal's more Gothic figures, Danzig in Brixton, London and I had the opportunity to sit down with guitarist Aaron Aedy to discuss the latest album, "Medusa," the band's thirtieth anniversary, the re-issues of the controversial albums, "Host" and "Believe In Nothing" and much more. You can watch the interview in full below. More...

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Rapper DMC Discusses His Love Of Heavy Metal

After eleven years with this site, I've had the privilege of speaking with all kinds of musicians about heavy music. While this is, and always will be, a heavy metal website, it's always interesting to hear a view on the genre from an unexpected source, which is why last month, I took the opportunity to sit down in Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott hotel in London overlooking Hyde Park, to speak with one of the first stars of hip hop, DMC, of the legendary group Run DMC about his love of metal and rock music, his collaborations with the likes of Aerosmith, Myles Kennedy and Slaves On Dope, his new EP, "Back From The Dead" and much more. You can check out the interview in two parts below, while some excerpts are as follows:

On the importance of "Walk This Way":
"It was so cool that we did it with them (Aerosmith.) We could have just remade it alone but it wouldn't have had the impact that it had. Their fans were like, 'Why are they with the rap guys!?' and our fans didn't know any better and thought, 'Why are they doing a record with The Rolling Stones!?' When Steven Tyler took the mic stand and put it through the wall, it's exactly what happened. Rock and rap breaking barriers and coming together." More...

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Gates To The Morning Premiere New Song

Progressive metal band GATES TO THE MORNING have released their debut single "Freezing The Sundials". The track is from the band's upcoming release Return To Earth which will be released in November 2018. The track was mixed by Kevin Antreassian of The Dillinger Escape Plan.

Listen to the track below:

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Imperialist Premiere New Song "The Singularity"

US black metal band Imperialist are all set to release their debut full length album on Transcending Obscurity Records. Their brand of black metal is inspired by the Swedish black metal scene and is furthermore worked upon to exude a thrash vibe. You can listen to the first song The Singularity which is streaming below:

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Infernal Coil Premiere New Song

Profound Lore has released the new INFERNAL COIL single "Continuum Cruciatus" as the label prepares to release the Idaho-based extreme metal act's debut album, Within A World Forgotten. The LP will see release in September as the band tours across the North American East Coast including dates with Sumac and Dälek.

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A Dying Planet Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

A Dying Planet - the new outfit spawned by twin brothers Jasun and Troy Tipton, known for their work in Zero Hour, Cynthesis, Abnormal Thought Patterns, and more - will release their Facing The Incurable debut album this week, and the entire album is streaming early below:

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Alice In Chains Premiere New Song "Never Fade"

Alice In Chains' new effort “Rainier Fog” has been scheduled for an August 24th release date. The band had Nick Raskulinecz (Deftones, Foo Fighters) produce the album while Joe Barresi (Queens Of The Stone Age, Tool) was helming the mix. A stream of a new track entitled “Never Fade” from can be streamed below:

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Just For Fun

See: Teaser For "The Conjuring" Spinoff "The Nun"

A new promotional video from the upcoming "The Conjuring" spinoff "The Nun" has been revealed. See that 30-second teaser streaming below...

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Horsewhip Premiere New Song "Funeral Circus"

Horsewhip premiere a new song titled "Funeral Circus", taken from their upcoming self-titled album, which will be out in stores September 14 via Financial Ruin.

Check out now "Funeral Circus" below.

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Infuriate Premiere New Song "Mori Terrae"

Texas death metal band Infuriate premiere a new song entitled "Mori Terrae", taken from their upcoming self titled debut album, which will be released by Everlasting Spew Records on August 31st.

Check out now "Mori Terrae" below.

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4 New Dates Added To Behemoth 2019 European Tour

Four new dates have been added to Behemoth‘s 2019 European/UK tour with At The Gates and Wolves In The Throne Room with shows in Prague, Oslo, Utrecht and Brussels having recently been revealed. The new schedule for that tour now runs as follows:

01/10 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
01/11 Munich, GER – Tonhalle
01/12 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
01/13 Vienna, AUT – Arena
01/15 Zurich, SWI – Komplex 457
01/16 Milano, ITA – Alcatraz
01/17 Lyon, FRA – Le Transbordeur
01/18 Barceolna, SPA – Razzmatazz
01/19 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera
01/21 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
01/22 Paris, FRA – Le Bataclan
01/23 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
01/24 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
01/25 Copenhagen, DEN – Vega
01/26 Stockholm, SWE – Annexet
01/27 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller
01/29 Helsinki, FIN – The Circus
01/30 Tampere, FIN – Pakkahuone
02/01 Hamburg, GER – Frosse Freiheit 36
02/02 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli
02/03 Brussels, BEL – AB
02/04 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
02/06 Bristol, UK – Motion
02/07 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
02/08 London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
02/09 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
02/10 Dublin, IRE – Vicar Street
02/11 Glasgow, UK – QM Union

Behemoth will release their new album “I Loved You At Your Darkest” on October 05th.

An initial leg of that tour will take place in North America later this year: More...

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Soilwork Australian Tour Announced

Soilwork announce an Australian tour for March. The group apparently expect to have their new release out around the same time of the tour as the admat for the tour specifies they will be touring in support of it. That trek will run as follows:

03/14 Brisbane, AUS – The Triffid
03/15 Sydney, AUS – Manning Bar
03/16 Melbourne, AUS – Max Watt’s

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Mychildren Mybride Announce “Unbreakable” Tour

Mychildren Mybride are about to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their 2008 debut effort “Unbreakable” on a fall tour which will feature full album performances each night. Secrets, Capture, Kingdom Of Giants and Half Hearted will join them as support acts. Below’s how that trek will run:

10/12 San Diego, CA – SOMA
10/13 Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock Live
10/14 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
10/16 Portland, OR – Paris Theatre
10/17 Seattle, WA – Club Sur Rocks
10/19 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
10/20 Merriam, KS – Aftershock Live
10/21 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
10/23 Burnsville, MN – The Garage
10/24 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
10/25 Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch
10/26 Toronto, ON – Rockpile West
10/27 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
10/28 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti
10/30 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/31 Rochester, NY – The Montage
11/01 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
11/02 Hartford, CT – Webster Theatre
11/03 Brooklyn, NY – The Kingland
11/04 Waterford, NY – Chrome
11/06 Millvale, PA – Funhouse Mr. Smalls
11/07 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
11/08 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
11/09 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
11/10 Margate, FL – O’Malley’s Live
11/11 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
11/13 Houston, TX – The Secret Group
11/14 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
11/15 Dallas, TX – The Door
11/16 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street
11/17 Albuquerque, NM – The Jam Spot

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Black Tusk Premiere “Closed Eye”

Black Tusk debut their new track “Closed Eye” ahead of the release of their new effort “T.C.B.T.” this Friday, August 17th.

The group are currently out on this summer tour supporting the effort: More...

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Downpour (Shadows Fall, Etc.) Premiere New Song

Downpour (Shadows Fall, ex-Unearth, etc.) announce a September 07th digital release for their debut full-length. Below you can stream a recently shared track called “Truth In Suffering” from the album. Downpour are fronted by Shadows Fall/Hell Night singer Brian Fair and also feature ex-Unearth drummer Derek Kerswill in their ranks.

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