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Metal News for August 18, 2018

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17 news articles posted on this day.

Gama Bomb Posts New Lyric Video Online

Irish thrashers Gama Bomb have released a face-melting animated lyric video for new single "666teen." The blistering track is the first single from the band’s sixth album Speed Between The Lines, out October 12th on AFM Records.

The album’s retro cover art is by New York-based artist Jarred Hageman AKA Chrome And Lightning and Rory McGuigan (Villagers), and the video also features scenes from 1950s public information movies.

The album was produced by longtime Gama Bomb collaborator Scott Atkins (Cradle of Filth, Sylosis).
“The title just popped into my head one night,” explains singer Philly Byrne. “I’d been listening to a lot of 50s rock and doo-wop, songs like Sixteen Candles and Sweet Little Sixteen, and it just kinda morphed into this idea: what if somebody wrote a Satanic teen rebellion song?”
Bassist Joe McGuigan on Speed Between The Lines: “Our aim with this record was keep refining the GAMA BOMB thrash formula. It’s got faster and more punky riffing, battling axes and catchy, memorable choruses from Philly, who’s back with the Halford / Belladona notes after injuring his voice a few years back.” More...

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Kadavar Reveals New Live Album

Berlin based rock overlords Kadavar have announced the release of a new live album called "Live in Copenhagen," featuring their transcendent show at Pumpehuset in Denmark's capital in November 2017 during the band's tour in support of the most recent album, Rough Times.

To celebrate the announcement, the band has premiered the official video for 'You Found The Best In Me', which was shot on the beach at Dunajam in Sardinia. You can check it out below.

"Live In Copenhagen" tracklisting:

1. Skeleton Blues
2. Doomsday Machine
3. Pale Blue Eyes
4. Into The Wormhole
5. The Old Man
6. Die Baby Die
7. Black Sun
8. Living In Your Head
9. Into The Night
10. Forgotten Past
11. Tibulation Nation
12. Purple Sage
13. All Our Thoughts
14. Come Back Life More...

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MaYaN Posts New Video Online

MaYaN have released a video for the title track of their upcoming Dhyana album, out on September 21st via Nuclear Blast. Watch the clip below, and pre-order the album here.

Dhyana: the moment when the individual mind is absorbed by the heart and melts with the universal mind.

Through his musical contributions in Epica, After Forever and MaYaN, Mark Jansen has introduced another piece of knowledge, spirituality and mystery into the Dutch metal scene. For the third time since their inception in 2010, the now 10-piece symphonic death metal band has joined forces for a new album, and their latest opus Dhyana is set to lift them to an entirely new level. More...

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Bloodstock 2018: Day Three

All good things must come to an end, as they say. And so it was that after two days full of metal, the Bloodstock Open Air festival drew to a close with one last blast of high octane music. It's strange to say about a metal festival, but given the amount of children and seasoned rockers in the audience over the course of the weekend, it can honestly be said that Bloodstock is fun for all ages, not just in terms of the festival and its fairground attractions, but for some of the bands who performed over the weekend too.

As had unfortunately been becoming a tradition, I missed out on the opening band on the Ronnie James Dio stage and instead got to the main area to see progressive metal outfit, Evergrey. Having witnessed some of their set at 70000 Tons Of Metal this year, it was interesting to see the band in a different light, quite literally as the atmospheric lighting of the ship's ampitheatre had been replaced with the cold, grey skies of the East Midlands morning. Attending the festival with a group of prog metal fans, I can safely say that the Swedes delight their fan base and target audience. Their long, intricate pieces are a must see for fans of the style but for those who aren't so keen or consider themselves more of a casual fan, this brand of music might do a lot to excite and certainly doesn't help wake you from the night before. More...

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U.D.O. Premiere New Lyric Video "Make The Move"

A new lyric video for the track "Make The Move" from U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT vocalist Udo Dirkschneider, can be streamed below. The track is taken from U.D.O.'s forthcoming effort, "Steelfactory", which will be out in stores on August 31 through AFM.

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Unanimated Premiere New Song "From a Throne Below"

Stockholm’s Unanimated premiere a new song called "From a Throne Below", taken from their brand new EP "Annihilation", out in stores now via Century Media.

Check out now "From a Throne Below" below.

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Psykopath Premiere New Song "Armageddon"

Young thrashers from Norway called Psykopath premiere a new song entitled "Armageddon", taken from their upcoming new EP "Primal Instinct", which will be out in stores soon via Loyal Blood Records.

Check out now "Armageddon" below.

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Bandit Premiere New Song "Voyeur"

Philly grind/powerviolence outfit Bandit premiere a new song titled "Voyeur", taken from their upcoming new 7'' "Warsaw", which will be out in stores soon via Cricket Cemetery.

Check out now "Voyeur" below.

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Concrete Age Premiere New Song "God of War"

Concrete Age premiere a new song entitled "God of War", taken from their upcoming new album "The Roots of the Concrete Age", which will be out in stores August 30 via BandCamp.

Check out now "God of War" below.

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Dödsrit Premiere New Song "Aura"

Dödsrit premiere a new song entitled "Aura", taken from their upcoming new album "Spirit Crusher", which will be released by Prosthetic Records on September 27.

Check out now "Aura" below.

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Once Human Share Machine Head Cover

Once Human debut the studio version of their take on Machine Head‘s “Davidian“. The track was previously only available as a Japanese b-side on “Evolution“.

Once Human of course feature ex-Machine Head guitarist Logan Mader, who co-wrote the track during his time in Machine Head. Says Mader of it: More...

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Shining (NOR) Premiere Title Track Of New Album

Shining (NOR) will release their new album “Animal“ on October 19th. The band will have that effort out via Spinefarm Records and are now streaming the title track below.

According to the group’s Jørgen Munkeby, the album finds them moving on from their ‘blackjazz’ phase, including abandoning the trademark saxophone. He says of that: More...

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Bloodbath Detail Upcoming New Album

Bloodbath‘s fifth full-length effort “The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn” is planned for an October 26th release via Peaceville. The outfit’s guitarist Anders “Blakkheim” Nyström says of it:

“What are we presenting with this album? Humanity’s unfaltering march prone towards downfall. The threat to this world isn’t from far beyond the sun, the enemy is right here, within the walls. Only the god of emptiness will survive us all. The arrow of Satan is drawn!”

“There’s no mitigating circumstances coming your way any time soon… The world is a mad place full of darkness, horror, disease and terror! Hell on Earth is real and not just limited to fiction. The dark ages transcend all frontiers, ever present but yet unseen.”

The outing will be released in both standard and deluxe editions.

Among the album’s songs is “Bloodicide“, featuring guest appearances from Jeff Walker of Carcass, Karl Willetts of Bolt Thrower/Memoriam fame and John Walker of Cancer.

Says Blakkheim of that in particular: More...

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Parkway Drive, KSE & TAIM Announce European Tour

Parkway Drive, Killswitch Engage and Thy Art Is Murder will be touring Europe and the UK early in the new year. Below's where that trek will hit:

01/25 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle
01/26 Leipzig, GER – Arena
01/27 Frankfurt, GER – Jahrhunderthalle
01/29 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
01/31 Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena
02/01 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
02/02 London, UK – Alexandra Palace
02/04 Paris, FRA – Olympia
02/05 Brussels, BEL – Forest National
02/06 Amsterdam, NET – AFAS Live
02/08 Cologne, GER – Palladium
02/09 Cologne, GER – Palladium
02/11 Stuttgart, GER – Schleyer-Halle
02/12 Zurich, SWI – Halle 622
02/13 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
02/15 Munich, GER – Zenith
02/17 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
02/18 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin

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Silent Planet Premiere New Music Video

Silent Planet‘s new effort “When The End Began” will be released on November 02nd. The group recently inked a deal with UNFD for that outing, with the label to handle all territories outside of North America, where the effort will arrive via Solid State Records.

The below official music video for their latest track from it, “Share The Body“ is streaming below.

Recording sessions were helmed producer Will Putney (Every Time I Die, Thy Art Is Murder). Explains the band’s vocalist Garrett Russell: More...

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Trappist Premiere New Music Video

Trappist premiere a new music video for their track “No Soldier Left Behind”. The band released their new album “Ancient Brewing Tactics” yesterday on Relapse Records.

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Plini Premiere New Video “Kind”

A new official music video for Plini‘s song “Kind” has been debuted online streaming below. You can also find that track on his latest EP, “Sunhead“, which was recently released.

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