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Metal News for January 23, 2023

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19 news articles posted on this day.

Gideon Shares Title Track From New Album

Alabama hardcore warriors Gideon have released a video for their new single "More Power. More Pain," a crunchy, epic anthem built around a plate-shifting breakdown. The single is the title track of their upcoming album, due for release on 17th March 2023 via Rude Records (UK/EU) / Equal Vision Records (ROW). You can check out the video below.

The band comment on the new single:
"Becoming accustomed to pain will leave you asking for more, once you see the growth it can bring. If you can't turn your pain into power, then you will live your life at the bottom, dwelling in self-pity, depression and continuing to revisit old versions of yourself. Being self-aware of your pain is a big first step to growing from the past and unlocking your true potential. Pain will always be a part of life. Embrace it, see it for what it truly is, and use it as fuel to build your strength and create the life you were meant to live: Give me more power." More...

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Pantera To Tour North America With Lamb Of God

Pantera, one of the most successful and influential bands in heavy metal history, have announced their long awaited return to the stage. They will be touring North America this summer with Lamb Of God as special guests.

One of the most anticipated tours of 2023, this celebration tour includes original members Philip Anselmo and Rex Brown, joined by Zakk Wylde (guitar) and Charlie Benante (drums). In December 2022, they kicked off the highly anticipated return in Mexico City to incredible reviews.

Produced by Live Nation, the 20-city tour kicks off on Tuesday, July 28 in Burgettstown, PA at The Pavilion at Star Lake making stops in Milwaukee, Toronto, Austin, Denver, and more before wrapping up in Bristow, VA on September 15 at Jiffy Lube Live.

Fans can also see Pantera at their recently announced support dates during Metallica’s North America Stadium tour dates in 2023 & 2024 and headlining major rock festivals in 2023 including Rockfest, Inkcarceration, and more.

Tickets for the North American tour go on sale starting Friday, January 27 starting at 10 AM, local time on LiveNation.com. Citi is the official card of the Pantera tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, January 24 at 10 AM, local time until Thursday, January 26 at 10 PM local time through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit Metal Rules. More...

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Godflesh Digs Deep For London Show

Godflesh has always been a law unto themselves. For as much as they are pigeonholed in the industrial metal category, which is definitely a tag they helped create, they've never been afraid to take risks, veer into new territory and challenge any preconceived notions as to what Godflesh is. While not always in full metal mode, as evidenced by their latest album, 2017's excellent, "Post Self," they will always attract headbangers thanks to their connection to Napalm Death, though they certainly don't cater to this crowd specifically.

The Birmingham duo recently completed a two night residency at the 229 club in London, a venue located immediately to the left of Great Portland Road tube station, which is a fascinating place in and of itself. The 229 is a club which not only hosts a variety of performances, but all profits go to benefit university students and inside it's something of a mix of different typical settings. The main hall itself is quite big, with a raised stage and, at least on this occasion, folding chairs located either side, almost like an assembly hall or community centre, while towards the back is a bar not unlike one would find in the more corporate place like an 02 Academy. The staff were also excellent for the most part, being very friendly and welcoming, though this was also the first time I've ever seen security stand amidst the crowd, for what reason, I haven't worked out. More...

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Testament Announces European Tour With Exodus

American thrash metal legends Testament has announced that they will be heading across the pond to Europe this Summer, where they will be joined by fellow Bay Area thrash icons Exodus and, on select dates, Canadian progressive thrash metal favourites Voivod. A message from the band reads:

"Festival season is right around the corner, and we're stoked to announce our summer run! Titans Of Creation European Summer Festival Tour 2023 will embark this Spring, May 26th. We'll be joined by our friends in Exodus and Voivod for a good portion of the shows. Tickets will be on sale this Wednesday the 25th at 10 am local time."

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Odinfist Releases "Metalmancer" Single

Hailing from British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley in Canada, Odinfist is a high-flying, guitar-playing, crowd-chanting traditional heavy metal band that’s been around for 16 years, bringing elements of power metal, thrash metal, and the new wave of British heavy metal together. They’ve already amassed seven albums and now they are adding “Remade In Steel” to their impressive discography. The second single they have coming at ya in advance of the album is "Metalmancer." Drenched in classic 80s metal riffs with some hair metal influences in the verses, the lyrics describe a protagonist as they’re being exposed to new ideas and how they can forge a new path in life. The guitar solos are fucking sick, boys, Odinfist explains, they continue:

"This one is unique because it has completely different riffs for the first verse and second verse, and both riffs make a reappearance at the end of the song. The chorus is a pretty simple, but driving riff, with one of Justin’s patented melodies over top. There’s a big, stompy, half-time feel breakdown in the middle that leads into a gnarly solo section. While the song structure isn’t totally conventional, it’s still a catchy, rockin’ tune with a melodic, shout-along chorus."

The band continues to share that over the course of their musical careers, they’ve always prioritized making music that they enjoy and want to listen to first. Each album is a snapshot of where they were mentally, creatively, and socially– but they’ve always wanted to explore new spaces within the genre and try to push into places they hadn’t been before. “Remade in Steel” is true to Odinfist’s roots in traditional heavy metal, offering its listeners the same energy and sound that they’ve come to expect from the band, but still shows off the band’s love for discovery.

A smorgasbord of different metal genres across six heavy metal tracks, “Remade In Steel” is recommended for fans of Riot City, Eternal Champion, and Cauldron. the album is due out on March 10, 2023, and is available for pre-order here. You can check out "Metalmancer," which originally premiered at Metal Rules below. More...

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Tygers Of Pan Tang Debuts New Single

Fresh from their return to the road after the Covid-19 lockdown, NWOBHM Illuminati Tygers Of Pan Tang are ready to release the latest album of a career that started back in 1978. But, despite their veteran status, they show no signs of stagnation or tiredness. In fact, powered by what is probably their tightest and better lineup to this date, they unleash a digital single full of energy and power: "Edge Of The World."

"Based on Robb's riff, the new song shows the great songwriting talent of Francesco who came up with the Spanish-flavoured section and the melodic chorus", vocalist Jack Meille offers, about the track. "This song sums up the ultimate Tygers sound: heavy and yet melodic!"

Drummer Craig Ellis adds: "The lyrics were inspired by the unprecedented, strange and worrying pandemic circumstances that each and every one of us suddenly found ourselves in, literally, one more step and we'd be forever falling."

A new Tygers Of Pan Tang album is expected to be released this Spring. More...

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Siberian Meat Grinder Splits With Guitarist

Russian crossover thrash metal outfit Siberian Meat Grinder has revealed in a brief statement regarding their upcoming European tour supporting Napalm Death that they have parted company with guitarist Mikhail Shayev. Their message reads as follows:

"The awesome Matt Sheridan of Pro-Pain will be joining us on guitar for our upcoming tour with Napalm Death Dropdead and Escuela Grind, replacing ex-guitar player Mikhail, who is no longer a part of the band. We are looking forward to playing in your town on the Campaign for Musical Destruction 2023 starting in less than three weeks!"

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Fear Factory Re-Signs With Nuclear Blast

Nuclear Blast Records are proud to announce that extreme industrial metal pioneers Fear Factory have re-signed their contract and are ushering in a new era. Initially signed to the label in 2013, the band have since released the albums "Genexus," "Aggression Continuum," and "Recoded."

Fear Factory's Dino Cazares comments:
"This is a new year and a new chapter for Fear Factory. We are off to a great start because we have re-signed with Nuclear Blast Records and our A&R legend Monte Conner, who originally signed the band in 1992. It is a great feeling to be with a label that gets us and who has always had our backs, especially when we needed them the most. Prepare for the future of Fear Factory."

Nuclear Blast A&R Monte Conner states:
"Working with Fear Factory right from the start of their amazing career has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my own career. I was thrilled to be reunited with them when I signed Fear Factory to Nuclear Blast in 2013, and to be able to continue that journey once again for round #3 feels incredibly satisfying. I have believed in Dino Cazares from day one, and I know he is going to deliver a killer new album with all the trademarks that have made and still make Fear Factory one of the most pioneering and unique sounding metal bands of all time."

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Horizon Ignited Unveils New Single

Finnish newcomers Horizon Ignited wrapped up an incredible 6-week European tour last autumn, where they supported Hypocrisy alongside Septicflesh and The Agonist, picking up new fans in droves along the way.

Today, the band are pleased to release a new single, "Carry Me," which has only previously been included on the vinyl version of their latest album "Towards The Dying Lands," released in July 2022. You can listen to the song here.

The band commented on the song,
"When we released our second album Towards The Dying Lands, there was one song that was included only as a vinyl exclusive. It's a brilliant track with a huge bridge and we decided to play it live during our first ever European tour with Hypocrisy. We quickly noticed that it works in a live setting as well and since then we have all fallen deeply in love with the track, so it brings me much joy to announce the digital release of 'Carry Me!' We hope that this track pleases our fans as much as it pleases us and we can't wait to play it live again."

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Dragonforce Confirmed For 70000 Tons 2023

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will set sail a week from today on January 30th from Miami, Florida, have announced that British power metal veterans Dragonforce are the latest name to be confirmed for the floating festival.

The lineup is now as follows:

Abysmal Dawn
Amberian Dawn
Dark Tranquillity
Dear Mother
Deathless Legacy
Edge Of Paradise
Fractal Universe
Freedom Call
God Dethroned
Hideous Divinity
Iron Savior
Jungle Rot
Keep Of Kalessin
Oceans Of Slumber
Rotting Christ
The Crown
Uli Jon Roth
Vicious Rumors
Visions Of Atlantis

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Man Must Die Posts New Lyric Video Online

Scottish technical death metal beast Man Must Die will make their long awaited return next month for the release of highly anticipated, 5th studio album, "The Pain Behind It All," which is due out February 17th from Distortion Music Group. The band has revealed the record's turbulent title track and first single, "The Pain Behind It All." You can check it out below.

"'The pain Behind It All' is the type of song we've wanted to write for a long time its dark,, heavy and has a real claustrophobic vibe." - Man Must Die


1. O.C.D.
2. Patterns In The Chaos
3. The Pain Behind It All
4. In The Hour Before Your Death
5. Clickhate
6. Enabler
7. Bring Me The Head Of The King
8. War Is My Will
9. Alone In A Crowded Room
10. Who Goes There?/I.F.F. More...

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Human Mass Extermination Premiere New Lyric Video

Cartago, Costa Rica-based slamming brutal death outfit Human Mass Extermination premiere a new single and lyric video titled “Preemptive Black Hole Elimination”, taken from their latest album "Galactic Extinction Anomalies" out now via Inherited Suffering Records.

Check out now "Preemptive Black Hole Elimination" streaming via YouTube and Spotify for you now below.

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Scarlet Rot Premiere New Single & Music Video

Texas/Florida-based deathcore outfit Scarlet Rot premiere a new single and animated music video by the name of “Born In Chaos”, streaming via YouTube and Spotify for you now below.

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Tactosa Premiere New Single & Music Video

Tampa, Florida-based deathcore outfit Tactosa premiere a new single and music video by the name of “Dead Pacifist”, taken from their brand new EP "Exit Wounds", out in stores now.

Check out now "Dead Pacifist" streaming via YouTube and Spotify for you now below.

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Termina (Monuments, Etc.) Premiere New Music Video

Termina - featuring Monuments frontman Andy Cizek and guitarist Nik Nokturnal - premiere a new single and music video by the name of “Parasocial”. The track also features Oceans Ate Alaska drummer Chris Turner and guest spots from Whitechapel frontman Phil Bozeman and Emmure guitarist Joshua Travis.

Check out now "Parasocial" streaming via YouTube and Spotify for you now below.


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Asylence Premiere New Single & Music Video

Detroit-based melodic death metal band Asylence premiere a new single and music video by the name of “Eternity, Please”. The song is from their new album "Endanger Us All", due out February 24.

Check out now "Eternity, Please" streaming via YouTube and Spotify for you now below.

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Tulus Premiere New Single "Snømyrke"

Norwegian black metal band Tulus premiere a new single titled “Snømyrke”, taken from their upcoming new seventh full-length named "Fandens kall".

The new album will be released by Soulseller Records on February 17th. The cover artwork was created by Kjell Åge Meland.

Check out now "Snømyrke" streaming via YouTube and Spotify for you now below.

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Mors Subita Premiere New Single & Music Video

Finnish modern melodic death metal outfit Mors Subita premiere a new single and music video by the name of “Blackout”, streaming via YouTube and Spotify for you now below.

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Ondfødt Premiere New Single "Dödsrejson"

Finland's black metal band Ondfødt premiere a new single titled “Dödsrejson”, taken from their forthcoming fourth album "Det Österbottniska M​ö​rkret", which will be out in stores April 28th via Black Lion Records. The particular track features a guest guitar solo by Jacob Björnfot of Kvaen.

Check out now "Dödsrejson" streaming via YouTube and Spotify for you now below.


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