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Metal News for January 18, 2022

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14 news articles posted on this day.

Extinction A.D. Shares New Music Video

US metal band Extinction A.D. have unveiled their seething new single "Mastic," taken from the upcoming album, "Culture Of Violence," due 18th March via Unique Leader. You can check it out below.

On the new single, the band comment: "Choosing to be an outlier in society so you can go on a path that gives you a higher fulfilment than a stacked bank account is exactly what the modern world is against. We've based our entire lives around following that road and have been forced to make many sacrifices along the way that other people have crumbled under at just the thought of. If you know Mastic, New York, you know it's a very nuanced place. If you don't, you're better off staying where you are." More...

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Darkher Announces New Album "The Buried Storm"

Darkher are now premiering the track "Lowly Weep" as the first single taken from the beloved Northern English doom act's sophomore album "The Buried Storm", which has been slated for release on April 15th.

Darkher comments: "The first single 'Lowly Weep' is a dark lullaby that speaks to the sorrow within", explains composer, lyricist, and visual artist Jayn Maiven. "As with the death of winter and the rebirth of spring, it journeys from bleakness into a stirring entity of strength, renewing a connection to the spirit."

Darkness treads light as a feather. The voice of despair gently wafts through the air. Delicate pain wrapped in radiant beauty pierces the heart slowly yet without hesitation. The sinister yet beguiling images that Darkher aka Jayn Maiven paints with her ethereal vocals, guitars, and added strings conjure iridescent cinematic scenes in which it becomes hard to tell whether there lies beauty in darkness or if it is the other way around.

With her sophomore full-length "The Buried Storm", the guitarist, composer, lyricist, and producer has clearly succeeded to even improve the beloved alchemic musical formula that was firmly established on Darkher's debut album "Realms" in 2016. Her mostly eerie and at times even outright sinister sonic storytelling comes refined on every level and with sharpened contrasts that reflect the ongoing learning-process of their creator. More...

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Playgrounded To Release New Album In March

Greece has spawned countless instances of criminally underrated music acts in diverse genres ranging from black metal to electronic to avant garde pop music, and the sophomore album of modern progressive metal act Playgrounded titled "The Death Of Death" is yet another striking example.

“Where did this come from?” you will find yourself wondering, while absorbing the stunning intensity and musical prowess on display. From the perfection of the production and the inherent innovation in defining heaviness by means of not only downtuned guitars, but also elements of electronica are the pillars of an intriguingly idiosyncratic, incredibly mature sound.

Hailing from Greece, but spending most of their time in the Netherlands, the musical pedigree of the members of Playgrounded is quite unprecedented in the metal/rock underground. Main composer and producer Orestis Zafeirou is a graduate from the Institute of Sonology of the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, a department focused on electronic music education and production research. Additionally, he works in a synth factory. Vocalist and co-producer Stavros Markonis graduated from the Amsterdam conservatoire and is an award-winning composer for film and TV. Bass player Odysseas Zafeiriou and guitar player Michael Kotsirakis both work as computer engineers, while drummer Giorgos Pouliasis is a graduate from the Rotterdam Conservatoire, as well as a drum teacher and a popular session musician in Greece as well as in the Netherlands.

Starting out in 2007, Playgrounded have been together for over 15 years, playing both national and international tours, while also opening for bands like Riverside and even Nine Inch Nails in Amsterdam. Their first EP "Athens" (2012, Casket Music) portrays an already mature band playing modern prog rock influenced by Tool and Deftones. Their debut full-length "In Time With Gravity" (2017) shows the band in full flux, experimenting with extended compositions as well as influences from influential contemporary electronic music acts like Modeselektor and Moderat. More...

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Ilium Release Lyric Video

Melding dark supernatural and sci-fi themes with an exploration of the human condition and the natural world, ILIUM create a huge melodic sound combining influences from power, traditional, progressive, thrash and symphonic metal.

Check out the video for their song "Undergods" below! More...

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Phil Campbell & TBS Confirms New Singer

Following a standout audition tape and a successful UK tour throughout November, Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons are proud to announce Joel Peters as their permanent new vocalist for all things moving forward.

Upon being welcomed into the fold, Joel comments "Firstly I’d like to say thank you to PCATBS, their crew and the fans for making me feel so welcome on the UK tour and it’s an honour to be asked to become a permanent member of PCATBS! I’m looking forward to getting stuck in to recording the new album and seeing you all out on the road again this year!"

Phil Campbell also comments "We are extremely happy to announce that Joel Peters will be joining the bastards on a permanent basis! We had a great time playing with him on our UK tour in November and can’t wait to start writing and recording album number 3 with him!"

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Impending Doom Posts New Music Video Online

Californian death metallers, Impending Doom, have released their new punishingly heavy single "Culture Of Death." The ferocious hymn comes from their "Hellbent" EP, released via MNRK Heavy.

Check out the new single and video for "Culture of Death" below.

On the new single, vocalist Brook Reeves comments: "’Culture Of Death’ is a song about sacrificing your beliefs to become someone you’re not for people who don’t care, only to feel numb in the end and the wanting to feel alive again." More...

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Space Of Variations Reveals New Album Details

Unstoppable Ukrainian ultra-modern metalcore unit Space Of Variations have made a name for themselves in the international scene, but now take it to the absolute next level with their upcoming in-your-face full-length, "Imago," officially set for release on March 18, 2022 via Napalm Records.

"Imago" seamlessly mixes gut-punching hardcore riffs and catastrophic breakdowns with colorful electronics, brutalizing vocals and, at times, trance-like synth – exploring elements of djent, hip-hop and even hyperpop influence along the way. The album’s addictively erratic, emotive atmosphere echoes their spontaneous live performance; having previously toured with modern metal giants Jinjer, the four-piece relentlessly smashed European stages while captivating each listener with futuristic stylings reverberating the likes of Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Norma Jean and LANDMVRKS.

Today, the band steps up their game with hard-hitting first single "Someone Else" –
loaded with aggressive screams, charging transitions and synth elements that leave no room for rest, the track delivers a promising glimpse of what fans can expect from the new album. Keep an eye on this futuristic metal monster!

Space Of Variations on "Someone Else":
“The ‘Someone Else’ video is a metaphor. It talks about individualism, talks about the originality of every one of us as human creations. Talks about how we all involved to social life. And how sometimes it feels like a pain. To play a role, and not being your real self is suffering. This video shows how a faceless crowd tries to destroy the individuality of a main character, tries to kill him, and tries to make him looks the same as they are.

"In this song, the character goes through stages of acceptance, realizing the facets of all the beautiful and terrible he has inside. Paradoxically, an internal puzzle becomes complete only through disassembling oneself. Acceptance of reality, no matter how good or bad it is, is sobering. This is IMAGO.

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Every Time I Die Announces Breakup

Four of the five members of metalcore veterans Every Time I Die has announced that the band is no more, following a breakdown in communications and relationship with vocalist Keith Buckley. The band had said a month ago that they were working on resolving issues with Buckley but it now appears that they were unable to resolve them. A statement from the band reads as follows:

"While we hoped to come to an agreed upon legal statement that outlined the truth, we were informed today of something planned to be released not mutually agreed upon that consists of inaccuracies and controls a narrative to benefit one.

"There has been no direct communication with Keith, because it's either impossible for direct communication with him solely or we've been cut off to any and all communication by him himself.

"Every Time I Die was these 5 members, and we were never budging or accepting any changes. Simply, there is zero truth about the band continuing on with a new singer. Lastly, we wouldn't be where we are today without every single person that's backed the band in any & all ways. While we're extremely disappointed in how this was played out online in front of you, your support and the memories we have because of you all will always be cherished."

Keith Buckley has since alleged that the band were trying to remove him by uploading a legal document to his Instagram sent by Savur Law PC, a law firm which specialises in music, which asked him or his legal representative to contact the firm and discuss his seperation from the group. In the letter, he was also asked not to disparage the band or its members and not to use the band's name, logo or other intellectual property.

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Tyrantula Premiere New Single “Mors Omnibus”

Florida-based deathcore outfit Tyrantula premiere a new single and lyric video named “Mors Omnibus”, streaming via YouTube for you now below.

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Vorga Premiere New Song & Music Video "Comet"

German black metal band Vorga premiere a new song and music video called “Comet”, taken from their upcoming new album "Striving Toward Oblivion", due out February 04th via Transcending Obscurity Records.

Check out now "Comet" streaming via YouTube for you below.

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Inerth Premiere New Song "Resilience In"

Spain-based metal outfit Inerth premiere a new song called “Resilience In”. The track is taken from their upcoming new album "Void", which will be out in stores February 22nd, 2022 through Abstract Emotions.

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Dischordia Premiere New Track "Minds of Dust"

Midwest death metal trio Dischordia premiere a new advance track by the name of “Minds of Dust”, off their upcoming new album "Tripytch", due out in 2022 via Transcending Obscurity.

Check out now "Minds of Dust" streaming via YouTube for you below.

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Hellfrost and Fire Premiere New Single

Hellfrost and Fire - led by vocalist Dave Ingram (Benediction) - premiere a new song entitled “Across the Bridge of Tyrants”, taken from their upcoming debut album "Fire, Frost and Hell", which is set for a March 18 release date by Transcending Obscurity Records.

Check out now "Across the Bridge of Tyrants" streaming via YouTube for you below.

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Dark Shift (Ex-Divine Heresy) Premiere New Single

Ex-Divine Heresy frontman Travis Neal (ex-The Bloodline, etc.) joins the recently resurrected project Dark Shift. Neal is joined by producer Joel Wanasek and Lewie Snyder on guitars, Brett Dumstrey on bass and Blake Chadwick on drums.

The band premiere their new advance track “Wishing Well” streaming for you via YouTube and Spotify below:

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