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Metal News for August 5, 2020

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

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9 news articles posted on this day.

Space Of Variations Uploads New Animated Video

With their latest EP "XXXXX," released via Napalm Records earlier this year, modern metal sensation Space Of Variations have proven that they are no longer an underground band and won’t fly under the radar. Today, the Ukrainian powerhouse takes it one step further and showcases their new animated work for the "XXXXX" EP track "Room 57."

With their newest offering, Space Of Variations underlines the pure passion for their sonically-palpable creativity and artful audio-visuals. Filming and directing most of their own videos wasn’t enough – the cartoon-inspired music video is made from more than three thousand images hand-painted by guitarist/vocalist Alex, with post-production by drummer Tima, himself. "Room 57" offers an artistic place of expression for the characters of their own universe.

Space Of Variations on "Room 57":
“During these hard times when it seems the whole world is going crazy, we as a band have found ourselves in not the best position. Tours and festivals got canceled. We could not even shoot a video without violating quarantine. Then we remembered the old idea of creating a hand-drawn animation. We started looking for someone to bring our ideas to life. Yet, it did not take long to realize that we were the ones to do it best. Our guitarist/vocalist Alex took on the whole animation part, while our drummer Tima was all about post-production. The truth was born in meetings and discussions."

The music video itself mirrors a whole enigma filled with metaphors, elaborate images and symbolism. Fall into a rabbit hole with Space Of Variations and meet them behind closed doors. More...

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The Troops Of Doom Reveals Debut EP Details

Brazilian death metal unit, The Troops Of Doom, will release their debut EP, The Rise Of Heresy, on October 9 via Nuclear Blast's digital subsidiary, Blood Blast Distribution.

The Troops Of Doom is led by guitarist Jairo "Tormentor" Guedz from the band The Mist and former member of Sepultura's original lineup playing author and co-author of the classic albums "Bestial Devastation" and "Morbid Visions" and having also collaborated on some of "Schizophrenia"'s compositions. The band also includes bassist/vocalist Alex Kafer (Enterro, Explicit Hate, ex-Necromancer), drummer Alexandre Oliveira (Southern Blacklist, Raising Conviction), and guitarist Marcelo Vasco (Patria, Mysteriis, acclaimed graphic artist for legendary bands such as Slayer, Kreator, Machine Head, Soulfly, and Hatebreed among many others). The Troops Of Doom's goal is to revisit the essence of '80s style death metal, exploring a more primitive sound that takes listeners back to that era, while remaining fresh and genuine.

"The Rise Of Heresy," which features four original songs and two cover versions of Sepultura classics, "Bestial Devastation" and "Troops Of Doom," was mastered by Øystein G. Brun (Borknagar) at Crosound Studio in Norway. In advance of the EP's release, The Troops Of Doom unleash a lyric video for first single, "Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea". Watch below.

Comments Guedz, "I'm really stoked about this first single. It's part of something that I've dreamed of for a long time and it's finally a reality, one that was born in the middle of this pandemic, which is crazy. At least we're taking something positive from all this. There's much passion and dedication on this work with The Troops Of Doom. The whole band and team is beyond fantastic, which drives me to push myself to the edge, putting out this feeling through the music somehow. This first song is a trip back to the 'old days,' and the EP in general will bring listeners back to that nostalgic vibration, in a very good way, of course. We want to offer a full experience where the listener can feel as though they're in time machine, exploring that primitive and nasty metal sound from the '80s, inspired by my own Sepultura years as well as all those iconic bands we love like Slayer, Kreator, Celtic Frost, Sodom, Possessed, and Death, among others. It's a true homage to the old! That's what we're trying to revisit with this debut and I hope the diehard metalheads catch this and enjoy it, playing loud!" More...

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Cruachan Reveals New Violinist

Following the recent news that Irish folk metal legends Cruachan have parted company with multi instrumentalist John Ryan and guitarist Kieran Ball, the band has begun the rebuilding process by announcing the recruitment of violinist Audrey Trainor. A statement posted on the band's official Facebook reads as follows:

"Please welcome Audrey Trainor to Cruachan!

"Audrey is a classically trained violin player who also plays a lot of folk and traditional music. She's also been teaching violin for a long time. We're delighted to welcome a musician of this calibre into Cruachan and can't wait to see what beautiful music we will make together.

"Stay tuned for more new member updates in the coming days and weeks. This is a really exciting time for Cruachan."

Cruachan's latest album, "Nine Years Of Blood," was released in 2018 through Trollzorn Records. In January of this, frontman Keith Fay spoke with Metal Underground on board the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which you can see below. More...

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Jinjer To Play Select Shows In September

Your favorite heavy hitting Ukrainian modern metal juggernatus JINJER recently streamed their ferocious sold out Melbourne, Australia performance - originally filmed on March 5, 2020 - exclusively at www.knotfest.com. The show had never been released in its entirety and was one of Jinjer's last performances before the global Covid-19 lock down.

Today, coinciding with the recent fourth anniversary of their ground breaking Napalm Records debut, King Of Everything, the band announces a handful of select shows in Germany and Switzerland taking place in less than two months from now.

Commented the band: "As a band we have always pushed 100% to get our music out to you and we feel like this is a chance to get back to some sort of normality this year … it's end of Summer and right before the Fall, with many successful shows played in both countries the last few months. If there is any way to safely perform again - for us and for you - WE MUST TAKE THE CHANCE! Tickets are very limited and all shows will follow local governmental Safety and Social Distancing guidelines … See you very soon!" More...

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Ignea Premiere New Music Video For "Jinnslammer"

Ukrainian melodic metal band Ignea premiere the official music video for "Jinnslammer", a song off of their new album "The Realms of Fire and Death". The record is a concept album with strong story-telling, metaphors, symbols, and is accompanied by a book of short tales incorporating the lyrics of each song. It is divided into three major parts, each consisting of 3 songs. Songs of each part are outlining a certain separate story, bringing the themes of fire and death from various perspectives.

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My Death Belongs To You Premiere New Song

Swiss funeral doom / death metal unit My Death Belongs To You premiere a new song entitled "Your dark embrace". The song is off of the one-man band's impending new release "The world seems to be fading", which will be out in stores October 10 via Funere.

Check out now "Your dark embrace" below.

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Fawn Limbs Premiere New Song "The Vermin Massif"

Fawn Limbs premiere a new song titled "The Vermin Massif", taken from their upcoming new album "Sleeper Vessels". The record will be out in stores September 18 on vinyl via Roman Numeral Records (U.S.) and through Wolves and Vibrancy Records (Europe). The CD will be available through the band and Dark Trail Records and the tape via Sludgelord Records.

Check out now "The Vermin Massif" below.

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Chrome Waves Premiere New Song "On the Precipice"

Midwest post-black metal outfit Chrome Waves premiere a new song entitled "On the Precipice", taken from their upcoming new album "Where We Live", which will be out in stores September 25, via Bandcamp.

Check out now "On the Precipice" below.

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Horse Drawn Premiere Full-Album Stream Of New EP

Ohio-based black metal duo Horse Drawn premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new EP "Amongst Ghosts", which was released August 4, 2020 via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Amongst Ghosts" in its entirety below.

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