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Metal News for January 21, 2021

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8 news articles posted on this day.

Ektomorf Posts New Music Video Online

Ektomorf has revealed the third single off their upcoming album, "Reborn," out January 22 via Napalm Records! On "Smashing The Past," the Hungarian thrash metal power machine is at their best: speedy, crushing guitar riffs and smashing drums upon angry, hateful vocals by singer and guitarist Zoltan “Zoli” Farkas, topped off with a dizzying guitar solo. This is thrash metal in its truest form!

Singer/Guitarist Zoli Farkas says about "Smashing The Past":
"This was the very first song I wrote for Reborn - not a single note, nor a beat changed since the day of writing this song until the day we recorded this in the studio. You can still prominently feel the influences from our predecessor album Fury on this track: fast, aggressive, with a groovy breakdown and spiced with a killer solo to top it off! In my opinion, this it’s the perfect last single off the new album - pure thrash!" More...

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Dvne Reveals New Album Details

On March 19th, Dvne will release their sophomore album, "Etemen Ænka," via Metal Blade Records. For a first preview of the record, a video for the new single "Si`-XIV" can be viewed below or at: www.metalblade.com/dvne - where "Etemen Ænka" can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

- digisleeve-CD
- 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
- raisin rouge marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 400 copies)
- grey / yellow-green marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 300 copies)
- gold / black dust vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
- clear / black dust vinyl (Kings Road exclusive - limited to 100 copies)
- dark goldenrod marbled vinyl (US exclusive)
- clear ash gray marbled vinyl (US exclusive)

Dvne comments: "With the context of covid and the strong travel restrictions we've had in the UK and Europe, shooting 'SI-XIV' was a real challenge, but we're glad we could make it happen.
The video was split between two shoots: we worked once again with our close friends Just-Aurèle Meissonnier, Louis Macéra, Gilles Garniers and Michel Jocaille for the creature part of the shoot (shot in Paris); the rest of the video footage was shot in Edinburgh by Calum McMillan and our light tech Sam Jones.

"We've always loved prosthetic effects and wanted to use our own creations in the video, but the overall aesthetic takes no small amount of inspiration from some of our favourite 70/80s sci-fi horror films. We had this concept of a weird humanoid-type creature facing the overwhelming harshness and the hopeless nature of its existence.

"The video symbolically follows the narrative theme of the track within the new album, with the creature attempting to escape its nature through metamorphosis throughout the video. It was an incredibly fun few days setting up and shooting all the creature parts in Paris." More...

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Moonspell Releases New Music Video

With their forthcoming 13th studio album, Portuguese dark metal giants Moonspell are approaching their 30th anniversary as a band more ambitiously and stronger than ever. Hermitage will see the light of day on February 26, 2021 via Napalm Records, and invites us on an entertaining and revolutionary, yet epic journey through the darkest days of human existence.

"Hermitage is an open-hearted invitation to simplicity. To be humble. To be thankful. To serve you solace. Provide you comfort, entertainment,” vocalist Fernando Ribeiro recently said. "We sincerely hope this call reaches you. That you kindly accept what we offer. That you take our music with you to the place you must feel as yours. To your secret place, to your hermitage.”

Both beautifully crafted songs, previously released singles such as "The Greater Good" show us the modernity of the wolves in 2021, while "Common Prayers" embraces the Moonspell tradition of writing a dark, gothic metal track like no other band can. Now, the band is presenting us a third single ahead of the album release. "All Or Nothing" brings back the ethereal and melodic sounds of Moonspell served by a beautiful musical landscape, and makes it most likely one of the deepest and most sincerely heart-breaking tunes the Portuguese dark metal titans have ever written.

"The video for ’All Or Nothing‘ was recorded in an empty theatre in Portugal and it‘s symbolic of our days,” Ribeiro tells us. "Solitude dominates our lives and we divide our attentions and heartbeats at the groove of darkness and hope. At the mercy of all that can be and the nothing that we have to deal with right now. It‘s a song that relies on a more intimate melodic frame, emotional, autobiographic almost, about the joy and the sorrow that is being in a band."

He continues: "Life is a game you cannot win. You just have to play. Our job is done, we brought you joy. Every now and then."

Watch the incredible, epic new clip for "All Or Nothing," directed by Guilherme Henriques and shot at the historical 1908- theatre, Chaby Pinheiro in Nazaré, below. More...

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The Cosmic Truth Premiere New Song

New Delhi, India-based ambient progressive metal outfit The Cosmic Truth premiere a new song entitled "Will I Wake Up?", streaming via YouTube for you below.

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Varmia Premiere New Song & Music Video "Upperan"

Polish pagan black metal quartet Varmia premiere a new song and music video called "Upperan", taken from their upcoming new album "Bal Lada". The record which will be out in stores March 12 on M-Theory.

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Forhist (Blut Aus Nord) Premiere New Song "II"

Blut Aus Nord guitarist and vocalist Vindsval's solo black metal project Forhist premiere a new song entitled "II", taken from their upcoming self-titled debut album. "Forhist" will be out in stores on February 26 through Debemur Morti.


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Sepulcros Premiere New Song "Magno Caos"

Portuguese death-doom metal band Sepulcros premiere a new song entitled "Magno Caos", taken from their upcoming debut full-length "Vazio". The album is set for release by Transcending Obscurity Records on March 12th.

Check out now "Magno Caos" below.


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Architects Premiere New Single & Music Video

“Dead Butterflies” has premiered as the third advance track from Architects‘ impending ninth studio full-length, “For Those That Wish To Exist“, which will be out on February 26th via Epitaph Records.

The below music video for it was shot this past November at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England, where the group performed a livestreamed online performance.

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