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Metal News for August 2, 2018

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17 news articles posted on this day.

Wolfheart Announces New Album

Finnish metal outfit Wolfheart has announced the details of their forthcoming new studio album, "Constellation Of The Black Light." A statement on the band's official Facebook page reads thusly:

"Determination and perseverance were the key points in the making this album, while conquering obstacle after obstacle during the process of recordings while coldness and beauty of winter were the themes where the music was born. This is definitely a triumph in our career and one of the biggest battles won in my personal career. I could not be more satisfied with the result and with new label and management behind us we are headstrong to stay in the bath of victories"
-Tuomas of Wolfheart

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Tyr Guitarist Leaves The Band

Terji Skibenæs, guitarist of Faroese folk metal veterans Tyr, has announced that he has decided to leave the band. A post on social media reads as follows:

"This is it. I am now officially leaving the band TÝR after 17 years. After months of thinking this through carefully, I’ve finally come to the decision that it’s time for me to quit.

"The reason is very simple: I have no desire whatsoever to play in TÝR anymore.
There’s no drama or anything going on between me and the others. It’s just me not having any joy to play the music in the style of TÝR anymore.
I want to thank Heri Joensen and Gunnar Thomsen for the all the time we had and I wish TÝR all the best in the future.

"And thanks to all the fans for the support through the years. My last show with Týr will be at Sabaton open air in August.

"More news to follow soon about my future projects.


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Behemoth Reveals New Album Details

"It doesn't get more blasphemous than this," declares Behemoth mastermind Nergal, about the band's upcoming album, "I Loved You At Your Darkest" - due out October 5th via Metal Blade Records (North America) / Nuclear Blast (Europe). While it certainly seems an unlikely title for a black metal band, its origin might surprise fans even more than the words themselves.

"It's a verse from the Bible," Nergal reveals. "It's actually a quote from Jesus Christ himself. For Behemoth to use it as the basis of our record, it's sacrilege to the extreme." More...

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Sahon Premiere New Song "Joy of Hatred"

South Korean thrash metal outfit Sahon premiere a new song entitled "Joy of Hatred", taken from their upcoming new album "Chanting for the Fallen", which will be out in stores July 15 via Transcending Obscurity.

Check out now "Joy of Hatred" below.

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Atone Premiere Full-Album Stream Of Debut EP

Atone premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new self-titled debut EP, which was released July 11 via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Atone" in its entirety below.

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Windhand Premiere New Song "Gray Garden"

Virginia doom-metal group Windhand premiere a new song titled "Gray Garden", taken from their upcoming new album "Eternal Return", which will be out in stores October 5th via Relapse.

Check out now "Gray Garden" below.

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Black Helium Premiere Full-Album Stream

Black Helium premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new album "Primitive Fuck", which was released July 27 via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Primitive Fuck" in its entirety below.

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Altars Premiere New Song "Unholy Retribution"

California death metal band Altars premiere a new song entitled "Unholy Retribution", taken from their upcoming debut EP, which will be out in stores August 25 via Sentient Ruin in the US and Dawnbreed in Europe.

Check out now "Unholy Retribution" below.

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Sparta U.S. Mini Tour Announced

Sparta (ex-At The Drive In) have announced an U.S. mini tour for November. Those dates include:

11/12 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
11/13 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
11/14 New Orleans, LA – The Parish
11/16 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar n Grill
11/17 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
11/18 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall

The band will also be touring later this month with the following more immediate shows booked:

08/10 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
08/11 Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig
08/12 Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
08/13 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
08/15 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
08/16 Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
08/17 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
08/18 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel

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SUMAC Debut New Track “Attis’ Blade”

SUMAC premiere their new song “Attis’ Blade” from their upcoming new effort “Love In Shadow“. The group feature current and former memebrs of Isis, Baptists etc. and will release “Love In Shadow” on September 21st via Thrill Jockey.

Comments SUMAC frontman/guitarist Aaron Turner of this song and the new full length: More...

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Light The Torch Premiere New Live Video

Light The Torch (fka Devil You Know) share another live video for their performance of “Calm Before The Storm” captured at their July 09th, 2018 performance at the Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY. The group’s new effort “Revival” is out in stores now.

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The Devil Wears Prada Announce Tour

The Devil Wears Prada will be out for an preemptive tenth anniversary run for their 2009 album, “With Roots Above And Branches Below“. That tour will find them supported by Fit For A King and ’68 and will kick off in late September.

Dates for that trek can be found below:

09/27 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
09/28 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
09/30 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
10/01 Calgary, AB – The Gateway
10/03 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre
10/04 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
10/05 Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose Taphouse
10/06 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
10/07 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
10/9 Indianapolis IN – Deluxe at Old National Centre
10/10 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
10/11 Nashville, TN – Exit Inn
10/12 Springfield, MO – The Riff

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Madball Dates For UK/Ireland Tour Announced

Madball will be out touring the UK and Ireland in December. Below's where that trek will hit:

11/30 Bristol, UK – Fiddlers
12/01 Birmingham, UK – The Mill (feat. Napalm Death)
12/02 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
12/03 Dublin, IRE – The Voodoo Lounge
12/04 Belfast, IRE – The Foundry
12/05 Glasgow, UK – Audio
12/06 Leeds, UK – Temple Of Boom
12/07 Cheltenham, UK – Frog & Fiddle
12/08 Newcastle, UK – Riverside
12/09 London, UK – Underworld

Madball’s new effort “For The Cause” saw its release this past June.

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Raise The Death Toll Premiere New Song

Chimaira vocalist Mark Hunter guests on the new Raise The Death Toll song “The Omen Of Disaster” streaming below. That track appears on Raise The Death Toll‘s debut EP, “Penthouse Of A Thousand Corpses“, which is out in stores now.

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As I Lay Dying North American Tour Announced

Following yesterday’s reveal of a European tour, As I Lay Dying announce a fall North American run which will see them stop at the following cities:

11/02 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
11/03 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
11/05 San Antonio, TX – Alamo Side Room
11/06 Dallas, TX – Trees
11/07 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
11/08 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
11/09 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
11/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
11/12 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
11/13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
11/14 Reno, NV – Cargo
11/15 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
11/16 Chico, CA – Senator Theatre
11/18 Pomona, CA – The Glass House

The tour appears set to be the group’s first since their singer Tim Lambesis went to prison in 2014. Lambesis was arrested back in May of 2013 after attempting to hire a hitman to murder his then wife.

He was paroled in December of 2016 with the band officially announcing their reunion earlier this year. Thus far, they have played one show and released this new song since reuniting: More...

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Vein Fall North American Tour Announced

Vein announce the dates for a fall headlining tour supporting their latest effort “Errorzone“. Sanction, Fuming Mouth and Judiciary will join them on select dates of that run. Below’s the itinerary of that trek:

w/ Sanction:

09/16 Quebec City, QC – La Source de la Martinierie
09/17 Ottawa, ON – Makersspace North
09/18 London, ON – Rum Runner’s
09/19 Saginaw, MI – Counter Culture
09/20 Milwaukee, WI – Shorewood Legion Hall
09/21 St. Paul, MN – Nomad World Pub
09/22 Winnipeg, MB – The Handsome Daughter
09/24 Edmonton, AB – Temple
09/25 Vancouver, BC – 333

w/ Judiciary:

09/28 Seattle, WA – Vera Project
09/29 Portland, OR – Black Water
10/93 Fargo, ND – The Red Raven
10/04 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
10/05 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
10/06 Gary, IN – The D (no Judiciary)
10/07 Louisville, KY – Spinelli’s (no Judiciary)
10/09 Cleveland, OH – The Foundry
10/10 Syracuse, NY – Sparks Art Space
10/12 Jersey City, NJ – FM Bar
10/13 Amityville, NY – SUNY Oneonta Hunt Ballroom
10/16 Harrisonburg, VA – The Golden Pony
10/17 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506

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Beyond Creation Premiere New Song & Music Video

“Algorythm” is the title of Beyond Creation‘s new full length which the band recorded with Christian Donaldson at The Grid Studio. Season Of Mist have scheduled the album for an October 12th release. A new official music video for the effort's first single “The Inversion” has premiered online and is streaming below:

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