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Metal News for January 23, 2019

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21 news articles posted on this day.

Martyrdöd Begins Recording New Album

Swedish metal crust punks, Martyrdöd, are currently in the studio to record their upcoming, seventh studio album, Hexhammaren.

The recording is again done by Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman (Wolfpack, At The Gates, In Flames) in Gothenburg, Sweden. This album marks the band’s first release on Century Media Records and is planned for May, 2019.

Martyrdöd comments: "We’re very excited to be back in Studio Fredman and feel that the material for the new album Hexhammaren might be the strongest stuff we’ve ever made."

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Sevendust Posts New Music Video Online

Sevendust have released a music video for the next single from their 12th studio album, "All I See Is War." “Risen” is a live performance montage clip for the latest single that is currently impacting Active Rock radio. The video was filmed during the band’s recent show in London at the Brixton Academy. Dan Sturge, known for his work with Alter Bridge, directed the clip. You can check it out below.

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Athanasia Posts Debut Album Teaser Trailer

Los Angeles-based metal trio Athanasia - featuring former members of Five Finger Death Punch, Sebastian Bach and Murderdolls - will release its upcoming full-length album, "The Order Of The Silver Compass," on March 15th via Seeing Red Records and Rock Of Angels Records. This one-minute teaser showcases clips of several tracks from the band's scorching debut and can be seen below.

One might not expect the former members of such bands to be rooted in the fabric of extreme metal, but Athanasia is more than your average power trio. Questioning the moral fabric of man amidst complex narratives tackling power, corruption and greed, the band's unique amalgamation of melodic metal is enough to satisfy the desires of casual listeners and extreme metal fans alike.

Recorded and produced by Bingham at Nightmare Sound, The Order Of The Silver Compass embodies all things heavy, dark and stylish. The album's eight tracks were mixed by Chris Collier (Prong, Flotsam And Jetsam, Metal Church) at Mission:Black Studios and mastered by Joe Bozzi (Mastodon, L.A. Guns) at Bernie Grundman Mastering, while Jorden Haley (Dååth, Deicide, Mindless Self Indulgence) handled the cover art and design. More...

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Metal Church To Tour With Doro

West Coast metal veterans Metal Church has announced that they will be teaming up with German metal icon Doro Pesch for a co-headlining tour of the United States this Spring. Joining them on the trek will be Images Of Eden.

Says Doro: "We are doing a double headliner tour with our long time friends Metal Church. What a superb power package for all metal fans. I am so exited to hit the stage together with Metal Church and I am very sure that the fans in the United States will be as thrilled as we are.“

Metal Church frontman Mike Howe added, "I am excited to get out on the road and embrace our faithful fans again, and any new fans are welcome into the fold! I'm also looking forward to joining forces with legendary metal singer Doro Pesch!!"

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Rammstein Finishing New Album Mix

German industrial metal/Neue Deutsche Härte veterans Rammstein has announced that they are edging closer to completing their as yet untitled new album. A post on social media outlets simply reads: "Getting closer! Finalizing the mix for the new album in Santa Monica, CA."

The album is expected to be released later this year and will be their first album since 2009's, "Liebe ist für alle da," which peaked at number 13 on the Billboard album charts and topped the charts in Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Netherlands, Denmark, Czech Republic, Finland and Switzerland.

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Children Of Bodom Discusses New Album Direction

Finland's melodic death superstars Children Of Bodom are set to release their tenth album, Hexed, on March 8, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, guitar-wielding frontman Alexi chats about the musical direction of the band's new album. Watch the third trailer here below.

Alexi comments, "This time around, we had Daniel on guitar for the first time. It is a lot of fun for me to work with that dude 'cause he is very enthusiastic and has that hunger and drive to be involved. I love that drive and fire. He calls me up asking questions and throwing ideas around. Saying, 'Ya, let's get together and jam.' I haven't really had that in my life for a long time now that I think about it. And that is how we used to roll. We would just get together and play guitar just for the hell of it and really cool things would come out of it and this what we did with Daniel - it paid off and was fun." More...

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Mynas Posts New Lyric Video Online

Melodic Death Metal band Mynas has released the lyric video for "Tearing Down The Clouds." You can check it out below. Originally premiered on HM Magazine, "Tearing Down The Clouds" is off of their upcoming LP, "Dead to the Unknown," due out on January 25th. The band stated:

"Tearing down the clouds is a song that demonstrates where we have been and where we can go...It was one of the first songs we wrote for this record and it really had us testing our limits as writers. Musically and lyrically we all came together and really found our "sound" per se. During recording, it was just full of possibility. We all felt each moment had to be monumental. “tearing down the clouds."

Track List:
1. A Time to Fall
2. Tyrant
3. Dead to the Unknown
4. Frail
5. Tearing Down the Clouds
6. Emptiness in Me
7. Oblivian
8. Worse for Ware
9. Into Silence
10. My Machine
11. End of All
12. Until I Go More...

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Vixen Reveals New Vocalist

American hard rock veterans Vixen has revealed that Femme Fatale vocalist Lorraine Lewis has been recruited as their new permanent singer, following the departure of Janet Gardner.

Says Vixen: "Waiting for the Big One”!?!??! Then wait no more! Show some love and support for Hurricane Lorraine Lewis! Back with Vixen to take care of some unfinished business!"

Lewis previously performed with Vixen in March 2018 in Oklahoma, while Janent Gardner was recovering from surgery. Video can be seen below. More...

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Continuum Premiere New Song "Theorem"

California-based technical death metal band Continuum premiere a new song called "Theorem", taken from their upcoming new album "Designed Obsolescence", which will be out in stores February 22nd via Unique Leader.

Check out now "Theorem" below.

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Fawn Limbs Premiere New Song

Pennsylvania based mathcore, grind and noise outfit Fawn Limbs premiere a new song titled "Love Will Strangle You Forever". Check it out below.


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Nebula Orionis Premiere Full-Album Stream

Russian project Nebula Orionis premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new album "Starthrone", which was released January 22 via Casus Belli Musica.

Check out now "Starthrone" in its entirety below.

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Malevolent Creation Premiere New Music Video

Malevolent Creation premiere a new music video for "Release the Soul", taken from their new album "The 13th Beast", which was released on January 18th by Century Media. Physical editions of the album will be released in the U.S. on March 1st by M-Theory Audio (on CD, vinyl, and cassette only).

Check out now "Release the Soul" below.

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Meshuggah U.S. Tour With TBDM Announced

Meshuggah and The Black Dahlia Murder will be out touring together for a number of U.S. co-headlining shows this spring around their festival dates. Dates for that trek run as follows:

05/05 Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville (festival date)
05/06 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
05/07 New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore
05/07 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
05/10 Charlotte, NC – Epicenter Festival (festival date)
05/12 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
05/14 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
05/16 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
05/17 Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival (festival date)
05/18 Bridgeview, IL – Chicago Open Air Festival (festival date)

In addition to those stops, you can also catch Meshuggah out at the following shows:

04/26 Santiago, CHL – Coliseo Theater
04/27 Santiago, CHL – Coliseo Theater
04/30 Buenos Aires, ARG – El Teatro Flores
05/03 Mexico City, MEX – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez
08/01-03 Wacken, GER – Wacken Open Air
08/04 Saint-Maurice-de-Dourdans, FRA – Sylak Open Air
08/07-10 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault Festival
08/09-10 Kortrijk, BEL – Alcatraz Festival
08/04 Leeuwarden, NET – Into The Grave
08/14 Dinkelsbuhl, GER – Summer Breeze Open Air
08/17 Somerset, UK – ArcTanGent Festival

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All That Remains & Attila U.S. Tour Announced

All That Remains and Attila will be out together on a co-headlining U.S. tour this spring with Escape The Fate and Sleep Signals as openers.

02/28 Reading, PA – Reverb
03/01 Halethorpe, MD – Fish Head Cantina
03/02 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
03/03 Hartford, CT – The Webster
03/05 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
03/06 Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater
03/08 Indianapolis, IN – The Citadel
03/09 Ringle, WI – Q and Z Expo Center
03/10 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre
03/12 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
03/13 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
03/14 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
03/15 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
03/16 Sioux City, IA – Anthem @ Hard Rock Hotel (All That Remains only)
03/17 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
03/18 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
03/20 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
03/21 Billings, MT – Pub Station Ballroom
03/22 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
03/23 Boise, ID – Revolution Music Hall
03/24 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
03/26 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
03/27 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
03/28 Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater
03/29 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
03/30 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey
04/01 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
04/02 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
04/03 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
04/05 Lafayette, LA – The District
04/06 Destin, FL – Club L.A.
04/07 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live (no Attila)

Ex-Chelsea Grin/Born Of Osiris guitarist Jason Richardson will perform with All That Remains in instead of their late guitarist Oli Herbert, who passed away past fall amid suspicious circumstances.


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Lacuna Coil Fall Tour With Eluveitie Announced

Lacuna Coil announce a fall European/UK run that will find them out touring with Eluveitie and Infected Rain. See for all dates below:

11/02 Modugno, ITA – Demode Club
11/03 Ciampino, ITA – Orion
11/05 Bologna, ITA – Estragon Club
11/06 Trezzo Sull’adda, ITA – Live Club
11/08 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
11/09 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
11/10 Antwerpen, BEL – Trix
11/12 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
11/13 Glasgow, UK – The Garage
11/14 Dublin, IRE – The Academy
11/15 Bristol, UK – SWX
11/16 London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
11/17 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
11/19 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
11/20 Hannover, GER – Capitol
11/21 Berlin, GER – Huxley’s Neue Welt
11/22 Leipzig, GER – Felsenkeller
11/23 Munchen, GER – Tonhalle
11/24 Dornbirn, AUT – Conrad Sohm
11/26 Cenon, FRA – Le Rocher de Palmer
11/27 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
11/28 Madrid, SPA – Sala Mon Live
11/29 Ramonville-Saint-Agne, FRA – Le Bikini
11/30 Rennes, FRA – L’Etage
12/01 Paris, FRA – Elysee Montmartre
12/03 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
12/04 Nord, GER – Hirsch
12/05 Ljubljana, SLO – Kino Siska Centre For Urban Culture
12/08 Wien, AUT – Arena
12/12 Riga, LAT – Melna Piektdiena
12/13 Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia
12/14 Tampere, FIN – Tullikamari
12/15 Tallinn, EST – Rock Cafe
12/17 Sodermalm, SWE – Fryhuset
12/18 Grunerlokka, NOR – Vulka Arena
12/19 Hegen, SWE – Tradgarn
12/21 Hamburg, GER – Docks

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Knocked Loose & The Acacia Strain Tour Announced

Knocked Loose announce a spring headlining run that will find them out with The Acacia Strain, Harm’s Way, Sanction and Higher Power. Dates for that trek can be found below:

04/04 Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
04/05 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
04/06 Bloomington, IL – Castle Theatre
04/07 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
04/09 Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation
04/10 Toledo, OH Civic – Music Hall
04/11 Pittsburgh, PA Rex – Theater
04/12 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
04/13 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
04/14 Hartford, CT – The Webster Theater
04/16 Providence, RI – The Met
04/17 Amityville, NY – Revolution
04/18 Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
04/19 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
04/20 Huntington, WV – V Club
04/23 Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
04/25 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
04/26 Las Vegas, NV – Elks Lodge 1468
04/27 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
04/28 San Diego, CA – SOMA
04/30 Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater
05/01 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
05/02 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
05/03 Reno, NV – Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor
05/05 Fort Collins, CO – Hodi’s Half Note
05/06 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
05/07 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
05/08 St. Louis, MO – Fubar

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Alien Weaponry North American Tour Announced

Alien Weaponry announce the dates for their first-ever North American headlining tour. That run will also find them performing at a number of festivals and will hit the below cities:

05/03-04 Mexico City, MEX – Domination Festival
05/06 Dallas, TX – Cambridge Room at House of Blues
05/07 Houston, TX – Bronze Peacock – House of Blues
05/08 Austin, TX – 3TEN ACL Live
05/11 Rockingham, NC – Epicenter
05/12 Washington, DC – DC9
05/13 Boston, MA – Middle East
05/15 New York, NY – Saint Vitus
05/16 Montreal, QC – L’Esco
05/17 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
05/19 Chicago, IL – Chicago Open Air
05/22 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry
05/24-26 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
05/26 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
05/28 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
05/29 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy

The band played their first North American tour late last year opening for Ministry and Carpenter Brut. Their debut album “Tu” is in stores now.

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In This Moment & Sevendust U.S. Tour Announced

In This Moment, Sevendust, Light The Torch and Hyde will be out on the road together in May. That tour will run as follows:

05/03 Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville
05/05 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle (no Hyde)
05/07 Louisville, KY – Palace Theater
05/09 Cedar Rapids, IA – US Celluar Center (feat. Halestorm) (no Sevendust, etc.)
05/11 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave (no Light The Torche, Hyde)
05/13 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
05/14 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
05/15 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
05/17 Columbus, OH – Mapfre Stadium (‘Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival‘)
05/19 Bridgeview, IL – Chicago Open Air
05/21 Mankato, MN – Verizon Grand Hall
05/22 Sioux Falls, SD – The District
05/24 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre

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Eyehategod & The Obsessed U.S. Tour Announced

Eyehategod and The Obsessed will be back out on a spring U.S. tour together again. This time with and ANTiSEEN as opening act. That run will stop at the below cities:

03/29 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
03/30 Austin, TX – Lost Well
03/31 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
04/01 Oklahoma City, OK – 87th Street
04/02 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
04/03 Huntsville, AL – Sidetracks

With Antiseen:

04/04 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
04/05 Nashville, TN – The Tap Room
04/06 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
04/07 Lexington, KY – Cosmic Charlies
04/08 Chesapeake, VA – The Riff House
04/09 Chapel Hill, NC – 506
04/10 Jacksonville, FL – Nighthawks
04/11 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
04/12 Miami, FL – Gramps
04/13 New Orleans, LA – Howlin Wolf

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As I Lay Dying 2019 U.S. Tour Announced

As I Lay Dying announce the dates for a spring U.S. tour. It will be the group’s second North American run following vocalist Tim Lambesis‘ parole in December of 2016. The frontman was released from prison after having pled guilty to a charge of solicitation of another to commit murder. That charge resulted from Tim Lambesis‘ attempt to hire a hitman in 2013 to kill his estranged wife.

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King Diamond Premieres “Arrival” Live Performance

January 25th will see the release of King Diamond‘s new live Blu-ray/DVD set, “Songs For The Dead Live“. Live footage of “Arrival” from it can be watched below:

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