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Metal News for September 22, 2020

Last updated on September 29, 2020 at 9:07 AM ET

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Anathema Announces "Indefinite Hiatus"

British death doom turned progressive metal favourites Anathema has announced that the band will be going on an "indefinite hiatus" as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the desire to pursue other projects. A statement from the band reads as follows:

"Dear Anathema family,

"This year is one like no others.

"We've all - everyone of you included - faced unpredictable challenges, which impacted both our professional and personal situations. In this hardest of times, events over this year have left us with no option but to go on an idefinite hiatus. As inidividuals, it is now time to pursue other paths in life.

"We are beyond grateful for everyone's support over the years. There is no end for the love and respect we have for our fans for giving us the best years of our lives. The generosity you all showed following the unexpected cancellation of our tour will always stay with us. We could never have anticipated how this year would turn out.

"Many, many thanks. Anathema."

Anathema were formed in the city of Liverpool in 1990 and released eleven studio albums, the latest being 2017's, "The Optimist."

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Sepultura Reveals This Week's "SepulQuarta" Guests

This week’s SepulQuarta session will welcome filmmaker Raul Machado, who created Sepultura's latest music video "Guardians of the Earth" and renowned producer Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy) who produced the band’s latest album Quadra.

Andreas Kisser comments: "On this edition of SepulQuarta we will delve deep into the song and video for 'Guardians of Earth'. In the live q&a we will chat with Jens Bogren (the producer and mixer of our last album Quadra) about the recording process for the song, which was probably the most challenging song that we've ever done in the studio - with its acoustic and heavy guitars, choirs and orchestrations! Plus we will talk to Raul Machado, the director of the video, about all the details of the shoot and the involvement of the Amazon Frontlines and their archives. Also, we will air an alternate audio version of the video with the original album version. Do not miss this! See you all on Wednesday."

Join the band this Wednesday September 23rd at 8pm BST/3pm EST here

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Rusty Eye Releases New Music Video

LA-based Mexican traditional metal trio Rusty Eye have released "Can't Wait To Go To Hell," the second single taken from their new album, "Dissecting Shadows," set for release 23rd October via Blood Blast. You can check it out below.

Rusty Eye - which along with Mr. Rust includes co-vocalist/drummer Miss Randall and guitarist Baron Murtland - have previously released five studio albums, a catalogue of EPs, live records, singles, and music videos that have seen them featured in several notable music outlets including Noisey, Revolver, Metalsucks, Metal Edge, Exclaim! and Music Connection, while their horror-themed lyrics and videos have received praise from the likes of horror genre outlets including Rue Morgue and the defunct FEARnet.com. Their 2014 release ­"Saca el Cobre," a cover album of Spanish language classics by Cuca, Amantes de Lola, Fobia, Caifanes, Café Tacuba, and Maldita Vecindad, caught the attention of famed Mexican musician and filmmaker Sergio Arau, who hired Rusty Eye to be his backing band.

New album Dissecting Shadows is the most ambitious Rusty Eye recording thus far, encompassing all of the strengths of the band’s past with a bold look toward the future. The entire album celebrates exploitation cinema, Italian horror, and grindhouse, executed with top-notch musicianship, songwriting, and creative originality. The fierce and fast "This is Permanent" disguises darkness in catchiness. Its lyrics examine the perils of addiction, without being preachy; it plays with the idea of being “under the influence” (whether that’s of drugs, the media, other people…). "Hellbound Witch" delves into the band’s love of the occult, sensuality, and Halloween, with echoes of the Salem witch trials, draped in an ambience of persecution. The epic "Mrs. Baylock" is about the demonic nanny and devilish servant of the 1976 horror classic The Omen. More...

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Leaves Eyes Posts New Music Video Online

Leaves' Eyes has released their new single and video "Chain Of The Golden Horn," the second track from their upcoming album "The Last Viking" which is due for release on 23rd October on AFM Records. You can check it out below.

"The Last Viking" is the 2020 monumental piece from Leaves' Eyes. With their cult-albums "Vinland Saga" (2005) and "King of Kings" (2015), they already turned Leif Erikssons discovery of America and the life of Norway’s first king into music. Now, Leaves' Eyes bring the Viking Sagas to their bombastic finale. More...

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Revolting (Paganizer, Etc.) Premiere New Song

Rogga Johansson's (Paganizer, etc.) most prominent and long-running Swedish death metal bands Revolting premiere a new song entitled "The Shadow At The World's End", taken from their impending new album of the same name. The record will land in stores November 27, 2020 via Transcending Obscurity Records.

Check out now "The Shadow At The World's End" below.

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As Paradise Falls Premiere New Single & Video

Australian deathcore metal outfit As Paradise Falls are back after two years of silence with their original vocalist Ravi Sherwell, and they just premiered a new song and music video titled, "Bleed for the Crown". The single was produced by Danny Kenneally and mixed/mastered by Shane Edwards (Northlane, Trophy Eyes, Hellions). The video was directed by Ben Wrigley and features a guest appearance by Izzy Voodoo.

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Demonical Premiere New Song "My Kingdom Done"

Swedish death metal outfit Demonical premiere a new song and video by the name of "My Kingdom Done", taken from their impending new album "World Domination". The new effort will be out in stores October 23rd via Agonia Records.

Check out now "My Kingdom Done" below.

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War Cloud Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Oakland, California’s heavy rockers of War Cloud premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new two-song EP "Chain Gang", which will drop this Friday, September 25, on Ripple Music.

Check out now "Chain Gang" in its entirety below.


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Into Oblivion Premiere "Eagle of the Serpent Sun"

Toronto, Ontario-based blackened death metal band Into Oblivion premiere a new song entitled "Eagle of the Serpent Sun", taken from their upcoming new album "Winds of Serpentine Ascension", which will be out in stores September 29 via Hessian Firm.

Check out now "Eagle of the Serpent Sun" below.


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Dropdead Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Dropdead premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming self-titled new album. The group recorded the effort with Kurt Ballou (Converge) and Zach Weeks at GodCity Studio behind the boards. The record marks the Dropdead's first full-length studio release in roughly 22 years and will be arrive in stores this Friday, September 25th digitally. Physical formats are scheduled to follow in November.

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Soilwork Announce Swedish Mini-Tour

Soilwork announce an early 2021 mini-tour of their native Sweden with Eleine joining them as opener. The run will hit the below cities:

02/26 Karlstad, SWE – Nojesfabriken
02/27 Huskvarna, SWE – Folkets Park
03/19 Orebro, SWE – Frimis Salonger
03/20 Helsingborg, SWE – The Tivoli

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