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Metal News for August 3, 2020

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

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8 news articles posted on this day.

Hyperspace Metal Festival Postponed

It comes with saddening news today, the 2020 edition of Vancouver's Hyperspace Metal Festival, organized by Journeyman Productions will be postponed to 2021. Slated to be held on the rescheduled dates of September 4th to 6th from its original date on April 17th to 19th, the premier Canadian melodic and power metal festival has decided to push the third edition to 2021 due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 pandemic provincial rules for event gatherings.

Journeyman Productions' Joey Hockin explains:
"Well, the time has come to make the difficult decision that we all knew was coming. Hyperspace Metal Festival III will be postponed again to 2021. The exact dates and lineup will be announced once we have confirmation from the government that it is safe to proceed with a gathering of this size. Given the uncertain nature of COVID-19, we feel it is best to not reveal anything else until we know that the festival can happen. All ticket sales will be honoured at the new dates and the lineup will be mostly bands that have already been booked for the festival with probably a few new surprises. If you would like a refund, please send an email to info@rickshawtheatre.com. Thank you for your understanding and we hope you are staying safe!"

Over the two years that Hyperspace Metal Festival has been running, bands from all over the world have come to play power, prog, and speed metal on the west coast of Canada. The festival has presented line ups that have included performances by Crimson Shadows, West of Hell, Judicator, Odinfist, Ravenous, Helion Prime, Iron Kingdom, Apprentice, Tanagra, Scythia and many more.

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Subway To Sally Signs With Napalm Records

Chart-breaking, cult-followed German band Subway To Sally, featuring remarkable singer Eric Fish and exceptional violinist Ally Storch, have now signed a worldwide record deal with Austrian metal institution Napalm Records.

Since their foundation in the early 1990s, Subway To Sally have established themselves as an integral part of the scene and convince with their unerring symbiosis of folk, heavy metal and rock. The band's earlier full-lengths were mainly characterized by bagpipes, flutes and harmonizing acoustic guitar lines. Throughout their successful career, they have increasingly added harsh metal fragments to their music – thus Subway To Sally have shaped their expressive trademark sound and have taken the charts by storm. With 13 successful studio albums (DE #4, AT #17 and many more), eight explosive live records and countless impressive live gigs – Subway To Sally are now ready to enter a new chapter with Napalm Records.

Subway To Sally on the signing: "We are very much looking forward to working with Napalm Records and especially to our new album, which will be released in 2021. Especially in the current times it is important to have a reliable partner at your side. That's why we deliberately chose Napalm and signed our first, classic record deal after almost ten years of independence!"

Thomas Caser, Managing Director Napalm Records, states: "We are very happy to welcome Subway To Sally - one of the most influential German bands and pioneers of a whole genre - to the Napalm Records family! With the full extent of our Napalm Records-power we will do everything to continue the band's story of success."

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Incantation Releases New Music Video

Death metal pioneers Incantation share the third single and official “Entrails of the Hag Queen” music video from their highly anticipated new album, "Sect of Vile Divinities," coming August 21st. Watch the Nader Sadek (Morbid Angel) directed video below.

For over 30 years Incantation has consistently remained one of the underground's most influential and respected artists in the genre. True to form, "Sect of Vile Divinities" sees the legendary band adhering to the ways of the old school, unleashing twisted, mangled, and utterly disgusting Death Metal once again.

A pitch-black mix of unrelenting Death Metal and imposing Funeral Doom, each track on "Sect of Vile Divinities" is a dirge dedicated to different ancient evils across various cultures. At a point where the world's most vile converge, tracks such as "Propitiation" see the band's driving riffs and pummeling drums crush the very foundations of religious zealotry, while standouts such as "Entrails of the Hag Queen" and "Fury's Manifesto" champion no-frills Death Metal in its purest form.

"Sect of Vile Divinities" is out August 21st on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records.

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South Of No North Posts New Song Online

Italian groove/sludge metal band South Of No North has posted a new song online entitled, "Indie Ass." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's forthcoming debut album, "Phagocity," which is scheduled to be released on September 4th through Cult Of Parthenope.

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Laere Premiere Two New Songs From Upcoming Album

Bochum, Germany-based black metal band Laere premiere two songs from their impending new album "Solve", which will be released on August 10th via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Tenebrae" and "Reliquiae" below.

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Over the Voids… Premiere New Song

Polish band Over the Voids… premiere a new song called "Corridors inside a glacier", taken from their upcoming new album "Hadal", which will be released by Nordvis on August 28th.

Check out now "Corridors inside a glacier" below.

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Cynabare Urne Premiere New Song "Cynabare Urne"

Finnish band Cynabare Urne premiere a new song entitled "Cynabare Urne", taken from their upcoming new record "Obsidian Daggers and Cinnabar Skulls". The album will be released on October 16th by Helter Skelter, Blood Harvest, Regain, and Shadow Records.

Check out now "Cynabare Urne" below.

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Dead To Fall Premiere First New Song In 12 Years

Dead To Fall premiere their first new music in 12 years. The single is titled “No One Is Coming To Help” and you can stream it via Bandcamp below.

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