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Metal News for January 10, 2018

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21 news articles posted on this day.

Destruction And Seven Spires Added To 70000 Tons

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal event has announced a further two bands to perform on this year's cruise. Joining the fray will be legendary German thrash trio Destruction and Boston based symphonic death metal outfit, Seven Spires. This brings the list of confirmed bands up to fifty, with only ten more groups to be announced. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands is as follows: More...

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Iron Maiden Launches New Beer

British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden and independent family brewers Robinsons announce the creation of Light Brigade, a unique golden English ale with a 4.1% ABV. It has been developed in support of Help For Heroes, the British charity that provides recovery and support for the Armed Forces community whose lives are affected by their service.

6p of each pint and 5p of each bottle sold will be donated to help the thousands of Servicemen and women who live with complex wounds and injuries – both physical and mental – and are looking to regain their purpose in life. More...

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Ministry Frontman Discusses Sexual Harassment

In the latest in a series of videos posted online by Nuclear Blast, Ministry frontman and founder Al Jourgensen has weighed in on the high profile claims of sexual harassment. Like former U.S. Senator Al Franken, Jourgensen admits he's done things that he's not proud of. "But you grow, you learn, you listen," he says. Jourgensen has taken an objective look at some of his actions from the past that he didn't consider sexist at the time, but, today's raised awareness has given him a fresh perspective.

"Now it's time for the men to buck up and start thinking," he says. "We've slated our society to be exploitative and men have been rewarded by this system, but now, we're starting to think.

"It's not going to be an overnight thing, but at least start thinking. 'Ok, I remember this party back, maybe 10 years ago where I did...yeah...I see that that was weird, I can see where I could have possibly weirded someone out...' just that is a step forward. Just for a man to think 'you know what? That was fucked up.' That's a step forward and that's where we need to be and that's what these discussions that are happening right now are doing...hopefully." More...

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Hanger Theory Posts New Video

Italian metal band Hanger Theory released their official video clip for their song "The Choice" taken from their new EP "Painting My Breath". The video was filmed by Marco Falanga with special help from Friul Corps S.A.T. Cividale.

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Coilguns Premiere Title Track From Upcoming New CD

Swiss band Coilguns stream a new video for the title track from Millennials, their upcoming album which will be released in March 2018 via Hummus Records.

The site commented “Millennials” is a violent and over-the-top distorted record, born in a completely saturated scene and the band are ready to deliver a statement, that this isn’t a band to messed with and is one to take notice of in 2018.

Watch "Millennials" below.

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Jirm Debut New Track "Candle Eyes"

Sometimes in life you have to make a change. And sometimes you have to make a whole bunch of changes. So it is that Jirm is born and stands where once stood Jeremy Irons And The Ratgang Malibus. Having dropped the cumbersome moniker, the Swedish heavy rockers embark on a new era with Surge Ex Monumentis - marked as much by a tightening of sound as name.

Surge Ex Monumentis will see release on CD, digital, and limited edition 2xLP formats via Small Stone on March 16th. Stream the opening track, "Candle Eyes" below.

Surge Ex Monumentis Track Listing: More...

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Death On Fire Premiere New Song "Your Lies"

Experimental death metal band Death On Fire premiere a new track titled "Your Lies". The song is taken from the band's upcoming album Witch Hunter which will be released on February 2nd 2018.

The band commented the song " is about “what goes around comes around” an exercise in patience and knowing that in the end, the lies we tell will bury us in a grave dug by our aggressors. No one can hide from the truth"

Listen to the song below.

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Pissed Regardless Premiere New Song

California crossover rippers Pissed Regardless premiere a new song entitled "Lipstick on a Pig", taken from their upcoming new 7'' "Feed the Birds", which will be out in stores February 16 on Creator Destructor.

Check out now "Lipstick on a Pig" below.

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Perpetratör Debut New Song "Lethal Manhunt"

Hailing from Lisbon, thrash metal outfit Perpetratör debut a new song entitled "Lethal Manhunt", taken from their upcoming new album "Altered Beast", which is due out at the end of the month through Caverna Abismal Records.

Check out now "Lethal Manhunt" below.

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High Command Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

High Command premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new 7'' "The Primordial Void", which will be out in stores in February via Haftvad Records.

Check out now "The Primordial Void" in its entirety below.

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White Wizzard Premiere "Infernal Overdrive"

Los Angeles-based White Wizzard premiere the title track and lyric video to their upcoming new album "Infernal Overdrive", which will be out in stores January 12th on M-Theory Audio.

Check out now "Infernal Overdrive" below.

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Seer Debut New Music Video

Vancouver black metal band Seer debut a new music video for "A Primordial Entity Observes from Across the Cosmic Expanse", taken from their latest EP "Vol. 5", out in stores now via Bandcamp.

Check out now "A Primordial Entity ..." below.

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Backtrack & Risk It European/UK Tour Announced

Backtrack, Risk It and Stone will soon be overseas together for the following European/UK run:

02/14 Köln, GER – MTC
02/15 Münster, GER – Triptychon
02/16 Berlin, GER – Cassiopeia
02/17 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
02/18 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
02/19 München, GER – Feierwerk
02/20 Stuttgart, GER – Juha West
02/21 Zürich, SWI – Dynamo
02/22 Mol, BEL – JH Tydeeh
02/23 London, UK – Boston Music Room
02/24 Leeds, UK – Temple Of Boom
02/25 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo

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Currents Premiere Music Video For "Delusion"

Currents premiere a music video for their track "Delusion" below.

The band will out in North America on this tour with We Came As Romans, The Plot In You and more: More...

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Watain Deny Allegations Of Nazism

Watain issue a statement denying allegations of Nazism after their live guitarist Set "Davide Totaro" Teitan was seen doing what looked similar to a "Sieg Heil" salute. The gesture was made while the band were taking to the stage during Watain's recent live appearance at the Kraken in Stockholm, Sweden this past weekend. Footage of that can be seen above.

States the band:

“It has come to our attention that people have misinterpreted an arm movement of Set at our Kraken show as a “nazi salute”. Fucking hell, come on folks! As everyone should know by now, Watain band members have no ties to nazi ideology neither publically nor personally, and with this statement we want to put an end to further uneccesary speculation in this tiresome subject.

What we give praise to in our songs and in their lyrics could very well be seen as the very anti-thesis to some utopian right wing ideology of the past. “Saluting” one of our many enemies on the sacred ground that is our stage would not make much sense. That is something we are sure our fans and supporters -who we are proud to say are from every possible “race”, gender, nation and cultural background- can testify to.

As would the fact that our line-up and working crew are also of a widely diverse ethnical background. And the list goes ever on, eliminating all possible forms of soiling by political or ideological agendas, allowing the Devil’s fire to burn clear and untainted in the sanctuary that we have created for ourselves.

It is of course highly regrettable that these unwelcome, inconvenient and misplaced accusations are even allowed to arise and we hope we can now put this behind us and focus on the many important tasks at hand.

Thank you for understanding.

Now let us fearlessly and doubtlessly move forward into the raging chaos of metallic deathnoise madness that is Trident Wolf Eclipse.


Watain released their new effort "Trident Wolf Eclipse" last week.

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Black Label Society Postpone All Immediate Shows

Zakk Wylde is suffering from "severe illness" and therefore Black Label Society has been forced to postpone all immediate planned shows of their current tour in Montreal, Toronto, Grand Rapids and Oklahoma City. Says Wylde of that matter:

“Due to severe illness and my inability to perform, Black Label Society must postpone the shows in Montreal, Toronto, Grand Rapids & Oklahoma City until summer of 2018. New dates will be announced soon, please hold onto your tickets, we will be back to perform for our fans as quickly as possible.”

Black Label Society‘s new album “Grimmest Hits” will hit stores January 19th.

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Mychildren Mybride & Capsize Tour Announced

Mychildren Mybride, Capsize and Kingdom Of Giants will be touring together this February with the below dates booked:

02/09 San Diego, CA – Soma
02/10 Santa Rosa, CA – Arlene Francis Center
02/11 Gilroy, CA – The District
02/12 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
02/14 Salt Lake City, UT – Loading Dock
02/15 Las Vegas, NV – The Chxrch
02/16 Mesa, AZ – The Underground @ Nile
02/17 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction

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Power Trip North American Tour Announced

Power Trip announce a North American tour with Sheer Mag, Fury and Red Death as supports. The run will see them play the following cities:

04/27 Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville (Power Trip only)
04/28 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Fort Rock (Power Trip only)
04/30 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
04/02 Nashville, TN – TBD
04/04 Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion (Power Trip only)
04/05 Richmond, VA – Broadberry
04/06 Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit
04/07 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
04/08 Washington, DC – The Black Cat
04/10 Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere
04/11 Boston, MA – Paradise
04/12 Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon
04/13 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
04/15 Detroit, MI – El Club
04/16 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
04/18 Columbus, OH – Rock on The Range
04/19 Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle
04/20 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
04/21 Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre
04/23 Saskatoon, SK – Louis’
04/24 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
04/25 Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub
04/27 Vancouver, BC – Modified Ghosts
04/28 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
04/29 Portland, OR – Hawthorne
04/31 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
06/01 San Jose, CA – The Ritz
06/02 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent (no Fury)
06/03 San Diego, CA – Soma
06/04 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
06/05 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad (no Fury)
06/07 Austin, TX – The Mohawk (no Fury)

Further dates for the trek are still pending.

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Iron Reagan And Gatecreeper Premiere New Songs

Iron Reagan and Gatecreeper will unleash a new split release on March 02nd via Relapse Records. The album will feature new tracks from both groups, two of which can be streamed below, including Iron Reagan‘s “Paper Shredder” and Gatecreeper‘s “War Has Begun“.

Converge's Kurt Ballou mixed the release. The track listing for the split runs as follows: More...

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Kittie Documentary & Live Album Coming This March

Kittie's documentary “Origins/Evolutions” has been scheduled for a March 30th release. The 3-disc DVD/Blu-ray/CD set featuries various members of the band from their numerous incarnations over the years, as well as a live album. A 12'' version of the live audio release is also expected to emerge at a later date.

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Ex-Sworn Enemy Drummer Paul Antignani Passes Away

Ex-Sworn Enemy drummer Paul Antignani has passed away. The cause of death does not appear to have been publicly revealed. Paul Antignani performed with Sworn Enemy from 2002 till 2008. Shadows Fall frontman Brian Fair shared the below tribute via his Instagram:

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