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Metal News for August 18, 2020

Last updated on September 24, 2020 at 1:32 AM ET

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8 news articles posted on this day.

Draconian Releases New Lyric Video

Today, Draconian, the sovereigns of beautiful melancholic Gothic Doom Metal and far-reaching lyrics, release the third single, "The Sacrificial Flame," off their upcoming album, "Under A Godless Veil," out October 30, 2020 via Napalm Records.

The second epos on Draconian’s new collection of hymns draws the listener deep into endless landscapes consisting of doomy guitars and heavy growls. The angelic voice of Singer Heike Langhans accompanies the opus like a nightingale flying through dark woods, haunting the last lines of shimmering light somewhere at the end of the horizon. Along with an artful conceptualized lyric video, "The Sacrificial Flame" guarantees a complete immersion into the band’s essence, making it hard to emerge from this vortex of emotions in the end as it’s quite more tempting to just stay there forever.

Heike Langhans on "The Sacrificial Flame":
"This is definitely one of the heaviest songs on the album and reminds me of all the old-school riffs and moody atmospheres that got me into Doom Metal in the first place. A dark and confrontational anthem that stirs me inside and silently demands answers from all that is Archonic in this world. Also one of my favorite vocal performances by Anders on the album." More...

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Incinerate To Release New Album In October

Five years have passed since Incinerate ravaged our minds with the alien invasion horrors of "Eradicating Terrestrial Species," but those who assumed these weavers of nightmares had fallen into an eternal void of silence are in for a rude awakening. Incinerate have returned, more potent and more powerful than ever before and with new dark tales of conflict and suffering to tell. It’s time to gaze upon the battlefields of an endless war, where gods and devils, angels and beasts are locked in never-ending combat, where the blood never stops flowing and the screams echo on forever. Welcome to Sacrilegivm!

Incinerate have been in the frontlines of death metal for over twenty years now, but anyone who thinks they have the measure of this band, thinks they have heard all that Incinerate have to offer needs to think again. The five years since "Eradicating Terrestrial Species" have not been wasted, because "Sacrilegivm" is overflowing with some of the most accomplished and engaging death metal you’ll hear anywhere. Songs like "Absence Of Divine Power" are loaded with moments of perfect synchronicity where the right notes, the right feeling, the right delivery combine to create something staggeringly heavy but also utterly memorable. This is where the new breed of intense, technical death metal meets the song craft and atmosphere of the old masters.

Signed once again with Comatose Music, Incinerate are ready to plunge the world into a new age of chaos and carnage. The sirens are howling, the trumpets have been blown and eternal war is nigh. On October 9th "Sacrilegivm" will be unleashed! You can check out the album's first single, "Lux In Tenebris" below. More...

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Manticora Singer Talks New Album, Book And More

Denmark is a country which seems to be overlooked when one discusses metal from Europe. Sandwiched in between Germany and Sweden, which unquestionably get more attention, the country of nearly six million has nevertheless given the world some fantastic bands over the years but much like Iceland, it seems to finally be getting some recognition with a wave of excellent younger bands like Myrkur, Baest and Konvent to name a few. Of course, every metal scene has its veterans and one band from the Copenhagen suburb of Hvidovre which has defied being pigeon holed for years would be Manticora.

Formed in 1996, Manticora has utilised everything from power to death metal to create their own brand of metal music and keep listeners on their toes. After a lengthy break in 2010, the group returned with "To Kill To Live To Kill," based on the book of the same name which frontman Lars F. Larsen had written. Appropriately, the book also is a heavy work, but with plenty of nuances itself, the perfect inspiration for a Manticora album.

On August 28th of this year, the band will release the second part of the double barrelled concept album, titled, "To Live To Kill To Live" and to find out more about it, I spoke with Lars F. Larsen himself. You can watch the interview in full below. More...

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Brecht Premiere Full-Album Stream Of Brand New EP

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany-based blackened deathgrind outfit Brecht premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new EP "Blut Glüht", which was released August 16, 2020 via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Blut Glüht" in its entirety below.

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The Initiation Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

Saint Petersburg, Russia-based black metal band The Initiation premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's impending new album "Misanthropic Litany". The effort will be released on CD by Mara Productions on October 1st.

Check out now "Misanthropic Litany" in its entirety below.

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Innumerable Forms Premiere New Song

Boston-based death metal outfit Innumerable Forms premiere a new song named "Philosophical Collapse". The track off of their upcoming new album "Despotic Rule", which will be out in stores August 21 via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Philosophical Collapse" below.

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Exist (Ex-Cynic) Premiere New Song "The Lottery"

Progressive metal outfit Exist - featuring guitarist/vocalist Max Phelps (ex-Cynic, Death To All, etc.), premiere a new song called "The Lottery", taken from their upcoming new album "Egoiista", which will be out in stores August 28 via Prosthetic Records.

Check out now "The Lottery" below.

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Evaporated Sores Premiere New Track

Death doom outfit Evaporated Sores (Filtheater, Calques, Maltheist, etc.) premiere a new song entitled "Claimed by Inertia", taken from their upcoming new album "Ulcerous Dimensions". The band's debut full-length will be out in stores September 3 through Sentient Ruin Laboratories.

Check out now "Claimed by Inertia" below.

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