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Metal News for September 11, 2018

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13 news articles posted on this day.

Sodom To Release New EP In November

Attention all Sodom fans, there’s exciting news from Tom Angelripper & Co. On the one hand, the band are currently at the studio to record new material, on the other their next shows are scheduled for early September, and the end of November will see the start of their extensive MTV Headbangers Ball Tour 2018 alongside Exodus, Death Angel and Suicidal Angels.

And as if that wasn’t enough great news, the best bit of intelligence comes directly from the thrash metal act’s inner circle...

“We’re a real family again,” enthuses frontman Angelripper following the band’s lineup change in spring 2018. “We all really enjoy the new lineup consisting of Frank Blackfire (guitar, ex-Sodom, ex-Kreator, Assassin), Yorck Segatz (guitar, Beyondition), Husky (drums, Asphyx, Desaster) and myself. There’s a real team spirit again, we’re having a great time together, every one of us is interested in everything and - really important! - everybody is there for everybody else. Obviously that kind of atmosphere is bound to have a positive effect on the songwriting.” More...

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Monstrosity Posts New Album Online For Streaming

American death metal veterans Monstrosity released their new studio album, "The Passage Of Existence" last week (September 7th) and in celebration of this, the band has posted the entire album online for streaming, which you can listen to below. The record is available in the following formats:

- ltd. Digipak-CD w/2 bonus tracks
- 180g black vinyl
- orange/red marbled vinyl (limited to 500 copies - EU exclusive)
- transp. grey-brown marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies - EU exclusive)
- dusk blue-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies - EU exclusive)
- terracotta-marbled vinyl (limited to 120 copies - ebay exclusive)
- deep violet blue-marbled vinyl (limited to 500 copies - US exclusive) More...

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Krokus Announces Farewell Tour

Swiss heavy metal legends Krokus has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining world tour, dubbed "Adios Amigos." The band has stressed that they will not be reuniting once the tour is done and have posted the following statement:

"Since 1975, Krokus stands for honest, handmade, quality power rock. No other Swiss Rock Band sells their albums and their back catalogue worldwide like Krokus. More than 15 million records sold, worldwide tours, gold and platinum in the US and Canada. Our Rock milestones can still be found today all across the globe from Australia to the USA, Mexico, Russia, even Japan and China. Krokus video clips are viewed millions of times on YouTube.

"In 1980, the triumphal march began throughout America, Canada and England. The band cemented their reputation and name as a strong, no-frills live band. Unforgettable headlining tours and on the same bills with great bands like AC / DC, Van Halen, Rush, Ted Nugent, Judas Priest, Motörhead, just to name a few. Wild times, big adventures, which brought the band, among other things, the honorary citizenship of Memphis Tennessee. Krokus were also the first Swiss band to sell-out the Hallenstadion, Zurich in 1982. More...

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We Were Giants Premiere New Single

We Were Giants just released a new single called "Challenger" from their new album The Declaration. Stream it below:

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Akasha & Unrest Premiere New Songs

Akasha & Unrest premiere new songs, taken from their upcoming new split release "Vibrations Of Blood And Hate", which will be out in stores September 14 via Grey Matter Productions.

Check out now "Life Force Control" and "Forlorn" below.

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Owl Premiere Full-Album Stream Of Brand New Album

After 4 years of writing and recording and delay due to the tragic loss of their bassist René Marquis, German doom band Owl has finally released their highly anticipated 3rd album, Nights In Distortion, with Temple of Torturous Records.

Check out now "Nights In Distortion" in its entirety below.

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Thoren Premiere New Song "Tyranny"

Detroit-based instrumental progressive death metallers Thoren premiere "Tyranny", the first single to air from Gwarth I, which will see release on November 9th via Drylands Records.

Check out now "Tyranny" below.

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Entierro Premiere Full-Album Stream Of New Album

The self-titled debut album from Connecticut Metal Collective ENTIERRO is out now and streaming below. ENTIERRO previously released a lyric video for "Cyclonic Winds" streaming below as well.


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Hexekration Rites Debut "Chaos Absolution"

Hexekration Rites premiere a new song entitled "Chaos Absolution", taken from their upcoming new demo "XXMVIII", which will be released on September 14th by Atavism Records in a cassette tape release limited to 100 copies.

Check out now "Chaos Absolution" below.

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Siniestro Debut New Song "Exitium Vivirum Omnes"

Siniestro premiere a new song and video entitled "Exitium Vivirum Omnes", taken from their upcoming new album "Arctic Blood", which will be released by Black Lion Records, digitally and in digipak CD format, on December 10th.

Check out now "Exitium Vivirum Omnes" below.

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Vader & Entombed A.D. European/UK Tour Announced

Vader and Entombed A.D. will be out touring together this fall for a European/UK co-headlining run. Below's where that trek will hit:

10/16 Uherske Hradiste, CZE – Klub Mir
10/17 Pilsen, CZE – Divadlo Pod Lampou
10/18 Schaffhausen, SWI – Kammgarn
10/19 San Dona di Piave, ITA – Revolver Club
10/20 Bologna, ITA – Zona Roveri Music Factory
10/21 Milan, ITA – Legend 54
10/22 Munich, GER – Backstage
10/23 Saint-Maurice, SWI – Manoir Pub
10/24 Nilvange, FRA – Le Gueulard Plus
10/26 Rennes, FRA – Garmonbozia
10/27 Chapelle-lez-Herlaimont, BEL – Le Cercle
10/28 Osnabruck, GER – Bastarcd Club
10/29 Erfurt, GER – From Hell
10/30 Mannehim, GER – MS Connextion Complex
11/01 Rotterdam, NET – Baroeg
11/02 Cardiff, UK – The Globe
11/03 Leeds, UK – Damnation Festival
11/04 Coventry, UK – Empire
11/05 London, UK – The Dome
11/07 Apeldoorn, NET – Podium Gigant
11/08 Helmond, NET – De Cacaofabriek
11/09 Trier, GER – Mergener Hof
11/10 Essen, GER – Turock
11/11 Ludwidgsburg, GER – Rockfabrik

Further support bands for the trek are expected in the next few weeks.

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Just For Fun

See: DragonForce’s Li Play Guitar Solo Underwater

DragonForce share the below video of their guitarist Herman Li shredding a guitar solo underwater on the ‘Full Metal Cruise VII‘, September 6th, 2018.

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Metallica Share 1988 “Eye Of The Beholder” Video

Metallica have started a nine week lasting celebration that will feature live videos of tracks from their 1988 album “…And Justice For All“, which turned 30 on August 25th. The series kicks off with the below live footage of Metallica performing “Eye Of The Beholder” at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, CA on December 10th, 1988.

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