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Metal News for January 24, 2018

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8 news articles posted on this day.

Rotting Christ To Release Compilation Album

Greek extreme metal legends Rotting Christ has announced that a new compilation album entitled, "Their Greatest Spells" will be released on March 23rd through Season Of Mist and include one new song, "I Will Not Serve." With 12 studio albums, a dozen EPs, singles and split releases, as well as more than 1.250 shows under their belts so far, it is high time Rotting Christ get a proper compilation spanning their 30+ years career. The 2-CD set "Their Greatest Spells" takes a retrospective look at the cult Greek band's fascinating musical development by picking a select choice of key tracks covering the many facets of Rotting Christ. With such a massive catalogue, a "best of" compilation will always lead to controversy about certain additions as well as omissions from the final list, but the involvement of frontman Sakis Tolis himself in this difficult task ensures that the result is at least relevant. The collection can be pre-ordered here

The tracklisting is as follows:

CD 1
1. The Sign Of Prime Creation
2. Athanati Este
3. Non Serviam
4. King Of A Stellar War
5. Nemecic
6. Grandis Spiritus Diavolos
7. Art Of Sin
8. Dying
9. Archon
10. Serve In Heaven
11. Astral Embodiment
12. After Dark I Feel
13. Sorrowfull Farewell
14. In Yumen-Xibalba
15. Elthe Kyrie
16. Cold Colours

CD 2
1. The Sign Of Evil Existence
2. Fgmenth Thy Gift
3. Ze Nigmar
4. Phobo's Synagogue
5. Demonon Vrosis
6. ...Pir Threontai
7. Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy
8. Among Two Storms
9. Semigod
10. Welcome To Hel
11. A Dynasty From The Ice
12. Shadows Follow
13. Forest Of N'gai
14. Feast Of The Grand Whore
16. Exiled Archangels
17. Saturn Unlock Avey's Son
18. I Will Not Serve

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Skindred Reveals New Album Details

Welsh ragga metal favourites Skindred has announced that they will be releasing a new studio album, entitled "Big Tings" through Napalm Records on April 27th. Speaking about the title, guitarist Mikey Demus said:

"The name hopefully says it all, you can expect some seriously Big Tings from Skindred on our next record. We've thrown away the rulebook and pushed ourselves harder than ever to create the biggest, baddest, and most banging songs we could muster. We can't wait to start unleashing this new stuff on the world, so prepare yourselves for some Big Tings!"

Skindred has also posted a teaser video online for their forthcoming single, "Machine," which features guest appearances from former Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell (now leading Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons) and Reef vocalist Gary Stringer. You can check out the video, as well as the album artwork below. In addition to this, the band will be embarking on a headlining tour of the UK with special guests CKY this April, which will feature the following tour dates: More...

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Slayer's Touring Partners Speak About Trek

Members of Lamb Of God, Behemoth, Testament and Anthrax have spoken about their upcoming tour of North America with Slayer, which is part of the headliner's, "End Of Days" farewell tour. Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe had this to say:

"If you are lucky enough to be invited to play even just once with living legends like Slayer, it's an incredible honor. Slayer gave Lamb Of God our very first two overseas shows. Slayer has subsequently taken us on several full-length tours, both at home and abroad. The guys in Slayer and their crew have also always been very, very cool to our band. It is irrefutable that Slayer helped create the genre of aggressive metal, and all modern bands of that ilk owe them a huge debt - I know we do. To be asked to be a part of their final tour - well, it just makes you stop and realize just how lucky you are. Hail Slayer! We'll see you on the road..."

Testament vocalist Chuck Billy added: "Sharing the stage with Slayer once again is going to be an honor, and to be a part of the final tour is going to be a special privilege for us. Slayer has influenced so many aggressive bands in their career. This tour will be an epic time for all who attend. Do yourself a favor and clear your calendars when this show comes to town. This will be your last chance to see a tour like this. Get ready North America for the devastation." More...

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Destruction Drummer To Leave The Band

German thrash metal legends Destruction has announced that drummer Wawrzyniec "Vaaver" Dramowicz will be leaving the band for family reasons this March, meaning he will still be with them for the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise and other dates in February. A statement from frontman Schmier reads as follows:

"It is an odd and sad headline at the same time," says Destruction leader Schmier. "Our drummer Vaaver will leave us because of family reasons this March. After eight years this is bad news but we are still friends and wish him and his family all the best! He will release a statement ASAP!

"Most important: ALL shows will go ahead. Vaaver will play with us till this March. So give him a nice goodbye please!

"Mr. Randy Black, who already replaced him on his baby-break, will step in for the shows after March, until we decide who will be his worthy successor. Now we have almost beaten SPINAL TAP right?

"Good thing - no farewell tour yet! :-P UNITED WE STAND, cheers for all the years Vaaver!"

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Kamelot To Film New DVD

American power metal veterans Kamelot has announced that they will be filming a new DVD at their show in Tilburg, Netherlands this September. The group are also preparing to release their new studio album, "The Shadow Theory" through Napalm Records this Spring. Speaking about the decision to film in Tilburg, the band posted:

"TILBURG! Kamelot returns to the Poppodium 013 to support their new album and to commemorate their very special relationship with the Dutch fans! There have been 10+ SOLD OUT Kamelot concerts there over the past few years. To thank you for your support we are very pleased to announce we will be shooting this show as part of the band's long awaited DVD! Don't miss this very special event!!"

Before they had to Europe however, the band will be embarking on a tour of North America with Battle Beast and Delain, which consists of the following dates: More...

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Exhumed To Tour With Incantation

American death metal veterans Exhumed has announced that they will team up with fellow long standing favourites Incantation to tour the West Coast this February. The bill will also include Phobia. Speaking on the tour, frontman Matt Harvey stated:

"Our tireless efforts to worm our way into your ear-holes continues! We didn't get to hit all the cities we wanted to since the release of Death Revenge, so we asked our buds in Incantation and Phobia to come out and rage with us on the West Coast. This tour will be short, fast, and extremely fucking loud, so don't miss it. This is a call to all death metal maniacs, grind freaks, and nutty friends - don't fucking pose - DECOMPOSE!"

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Phil Campbell & TBS Posts New Track By Track Video

Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons, the group led by former Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell, has posted a second video online, in which they explain the songs behind their debut album, "The Age Of Absurdity," track by track. You can check out both videos below.

"The Age Of Absurdity" will be released on January 26th through Nuclear Blast Records and is comprised of this tracklisting:

1. Ringleader
2. Freak Show
3. Skin And Bones
4. Gypsy Kiss
5. Welcome To Hell
6. Dark Days
7. Dropping The Needle
8. Step Into The Fire
9. Get On Your Knees
10. High Rule
11. Into The Dark
12. Silver Machine (Hawkwind cover featuring Dave Brock of Hawkwind)*
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Sacred Reich Signs To Metal Blade

Arizona thrash metal legends Sacred Reich has announced that they have re-signed with Metal Blade Records and plan to release their first studio album since 1996's, "Heal" next year. Sacred Reich vocalist and bassist Phil Rind comments:

"We are very happy to announce that Sacred Reich have signed with Metal Blade Records and we are writing songs for a new album. Our plan is to go into the studio this summer and have a new record out early next year. We are super excited and can't wait to share some new music with you!"

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