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Metal News for January 25, 2022

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19 news articles posted on this day.

Skull Fist Signs With Atomic Fire Records

Toronto-based heavy metal unit, Skull Fist, has more guts and balls than the police allow. Since their leg-busting beginnings in 2006, dungeon keeper Zach Schottler and his shredding gang of reckless accomplices have released three archetypal heavy metal almanacs, eaten more dust than is good for their health, endured hardships, and propped up countless beers in countless bars in countless cities. Now, after fifteen years on behalf of steel, the trio signs a worldwide record deal with Atomic Fire Records.

Schottler comments, "Pretty stoked about this. The world and music industry is sketchy as hell so its nice to be working with someone that isn't considering stabbing me for a few bucks. Markus and Flori are rad dudes and so far, the rest of their team are genuinely more interested in music than dollars. It's nice to see, so let’s see."

Florian Milz, label manager of Atomic Fire Records, adds. "I've known Zach and the band for a long time and have worked with them in the past. I love their music and am very happy that we get to release the new upcoming album through Atomic Fire Records. The Fist is the law!"

The new Skull Fist album will be released this April with further details to be announced in the coming weeks.

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Cerebral Rot Announces Tour With Gravesend

Seattle death metal outfit, Cerebral Rot and New York City blackened death/grind trio, Gravesend have announced a crushing mini-tour in late March, supporting their latest LPs, both of which were released under the 20 Buck Spin banner in 2021.

Cerebral Rot and Gravesend will pummel the Northern East Coast states, launching from Cambridge on March 24, playing Brooklyn on the 25th, Philadelphia on the 26th, closing the run in the nation’s capital on March 27. Outer Heaven, Left Cross, and others will also perform throughout the dates.

The tour dates are as follows:

March 24 - The Middle East – Cambridge, MA (with Outer Heaven)
March 25 - Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY (with Left Cross)
March 26 - Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA (with Outer Heaven, Left Cross)
March 27 - Atlas Brew Works – Washington, DC (with Left Cross)

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Endseeker Shares New Music Video

German death metal outfit Endseeker has posted a new music video online for the song "Merciless Tide." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's latest album, "Mount Carcass," which was released through Metal Blade Records in April of last year.

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Gwar To Release Concept Album In June

Gwar is set to release their ambitious new album, "The New Dark Ages," on June 3rd on CD and digital, and on September 16 on vinyl and cassette via Gwar’s own label Pit Records. Pre-orders are available here.

The album concept is tied to a companion graphic novel, "Gwar In the Duoverse Of Absurdity," which will be released by Z2 Comics on June 3. In the graphic novel the band are sucked off into an alternate universe to do battle with their evil twins and the specter of rogue technology. On "The New Dark Ages," our heroes floorboard it through a kaleidoscope of hard driving heavy metal, and rock-n-fucking roll, building on their hilarious mythos, introducing cool new characters, and cataloging mankind’s hapless abandonment of their passions, rituals, and beliefs.

The Berserker Blóthar says: "This is the greatest rock record of all time. These are the songs for a new age, a New Dark Age, when men live by the dimming light of a technology destined to betray them. Listen, as we have a rock and roll orgy in the ruins of the world to celebrate humanity’s descent into an age of darkness, disease, ignorance, and death."

The New Dark Ages is available for pre-order on cassette, CD, and multiple different colors of vinyl (whiskey, sunbolt and black/gold marble) and the graphic novel as both soft and hard cover. Bundles are available including ones with Blóthar bobbleheads, and a one of a kind Beefcake helmet. See them all here.

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Former Death Members Form New Band, Left To Die

Left To Die is a new band featuring classic Death members Terry Butler (Obituary) and Rick Rozz (ex-Massacre), paired with Gruesome founders Matt Harvey (Exhumed) and Gus Rios (ex-Malevolent Creation). The Florida-based band is currently writing an EP and planning a summer US tour, performing the classic Leprosy album in its entirety, along with cuts from Scream Bloody Gore.

Terry Butler had this to say about how the band came together: “After the recent Chuck Tribute shows that Matt, Gus, and myself did, Rick posed the question, "Would anyone would want to see some Leprosy shows?" With a resounding “yes!” the masses had spoken. Matt & Gus threw their hats in immediately and in my opinion they were the only real choice to bring this thing to life!! Left To Die coming your way soon!!”

Rick Rozz added: “It’s going to be an absolute honor and pleasure to play these 34+ year-old songs on stage with Terry after all these years, along with the talents of Matt and Gus - it’s gonna be brutal!”

Matt Harvey and Gus Rios were both very excited about the project coming together. Harvey reflected, “When Gus and I started Gruesome as a Death tribute, we never thought that it would lead to us playing some of our favorite songs alongside the guys that recorded them, but here we are - and I couldn’t be more stoked!”

Gus went even further to say, “When Rick contacted me about his idea I was immediately on board, since Leprosy is not only my favorite Death album, but my favorite Death Metal album of all time! I’m very grateful and stoked that Terry and Matt were also on board - the metal will flow this summer!”

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Voraath Uploads New Song "The Barrens"

Voraath, the brutal horror-inspired extreme metal band featuring members from Nile, Xael, Rapheumets Well, Implosive Disgorgence, and Sweet Blood are unleashing their next single "The Barrens" to follow their debut single and music video “Siren Head” directed by drummer Joshua Nassaru Ward and released this past November.

As part of the band's vivid storytelling, "The Barrens" kickstarts another musical odyssey. Picture a dystopian Earth around the year 2136 and more than 80 percent of the world's population disappeared after the arrival of an alien species. The music follows a group of mercenaries employed by The Eos Corporation to locate and retrieve something referred to as "the nexus key" in which they run into some complicated and dangerous resistance. Since the arrival of the "Cosmic Architects" strange creatures now roam the dystopian planet. The music is meant to portray the dire and odd environment in which the story unfolds.

The track is just a preview from the otherworldly and experimental metal act based out of the Carolinas as they work on recording their forthcoming full length. More...

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Deez Nuts Postpones European Tour Dates

Hardcore breakouts Deez Nuts are saddened to announce the postponement of their European dates. The tour, which was scheduled to hit the UK in March this year, will now take place in February 2023.

The band comment: "Due to ongoing Covid restrictions, we unfortunately have to cancel our upcoming German shows and postpone the rest of our European dates. We were looking forward to finally making these shows happen but at this point it is out of our control. Due to scheduling conflicts with planned summer shows, we couldn’t reschedule the German shows. We are working on making it up to our German fans though, so stay tuned.

"Unfortunately, our friends Kublai Khan TX will not be able to make the new timeframe work. We will have news soon on a replacement! Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to try to make these shows happen and to everyone who bought tickets or planned to catch a show. Tickets for the German shows will be refunded at point of purchase, tickets for the rest of the EU & UK dates remain valid! Stay safe."

The band are still due to appear on the Saturday at 2000 Trees Festival in Cheltenham this year.

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Dawn Of Ashes Releases New Single

Los Angeles based Industrial Metal band Dawn Of Ashes has released their newest single, "EMDR." With lyrics and music by front-man Kristof Bathory and guitars, mixing, and mastering by Angel Crowe, "EMDR" is off of the band's upcoming album, "Scars Of The Broken," which releases March 18 through Artoffact Records.

"This song was inspired from my own personal experience dealing with a type of therapy called EMDR which stands for ‘ Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing’. This specific type of hypnotic therapy is for helping people who have dealt with past traumatic experiences." - Kristof Bathory More...

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Volbeat Posts New Lyric Video Online

Danish heavy metal/hard rock stars Volbeat has posted a new lyric video online for the track, "Say No More." You can check it out below. The song comes from the group's latest album, "Servant Of The Mind," which is available now through EMI Records.

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Rose Tattoo Cancels American Tour Dates

Australian hard rock legends Rose Tattoo has announced that due to travel issues, they have had to cancel their planned tour of the United States. A statement from the band reads as follows:

"We ain't going to make it to the U.S. Way too many challenges in getting there and back currently. Instead of postponing again we have cancelled the tour. For those of you who have held tickets for over 2 years now we thank you for your support. We hope 2023 may provide another opportunity to head over and see you."

Ticket refunds should be available from point of purchase.

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Jinjer Announces Headline U.S. Shows

This past summer, progressive metal giants Jinjer released their most in-demand and successful album yet, "Wallflowers," subsequently hitting the top of the charts all around the globe. Then just last week, Jinjer reached yet another milestone - joining the first leg of the 2022 Knotfest Roadshow in North America to support metal legends Slipknot with fellow special guests In This Moment. The first leg of the tour kicks off in Fargo, ND on March 16 and hits an additional 17 cities before wrapping up in Vancouver, BC on April 17. Tickets are on sale now!

Today, Jinjer is thrilled to announce new headline dates surrounding their Knotfest Roadshow run. New stops have been added in markets such as St. Louis, MO, Boise, ID, Indianapolis, IN and many more. Tickets go on sale this Thursday at 10:00 AM Eastern time - see below for all dates!

Jinjer's Eugene Abdukhanov says about their upcoming North American tour:
"20 years ago or so, Slipknot shocked the world, along with four Ukrainian kids who would later become Jinjer! There was nobody like them before. This band proved that you don't need to go pop radio to get big. Their sound revolutionized heavy music. Joey's drumming changed the game! Thomson and Root's riffs are what we learned to play the guitar with. In many ways, Slipknot became role models to us, and we followed in their footsteps. For this reason and many more, now being able to tour with this monster of a band means so much to us! We cannot wait to get out there on Knotfest Roadshow 2022. See you there."

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Beholder Premiere New Single & Music Video

Seattle, Washington State-based deathcore band Beholder premiere a new single and music video named “Corpsebearer”, streaming via YouTube for you below.

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Roadkiller Premiere New Single & Music Video

Speed and punk-infused heavy metal outfit Roadkiller premiere their new single and music video "Slicker Than Oil", featuring drummer Dave Witte (Municipal Waste, ex-Discordance Axis, ex-Human Remains). The track is of off their upcoming record "Pick Of The Litter", that will be out later this year.

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AngelBlast Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Swedish-Canadian death metal project AngelBlast premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new EP "Throne of Ashes", which will be available January 28th, 2022 via Norway’s Edged Circle Productions.

Check out now "Throne of Ashes" in its entirety below.

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Olde Throne Premiere New Song

Christchurch, New Zealand-based black metal unit Olde Throne premiere a new song entitled “an Gorta Mór (Part I)”, taken from their upcoming new album "an Gorta Mór".

The album is described as “a tribute to the tragedy of the great famine in Ireland from 1845 to 1852” and will be released by Naturmacht Productions on February 11.

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Sepulchral Premiere New Track

Spain's black metal outfit Sepulchral premiere a new track by the name of “Harbor of Drifting Souls”, taken from their upcoming debut album "From Beyond The Burial Mound". The new effort will be released by Soulseller Records on February 25th.

Check out now "Harbor of Drifting Souls" streaming via YouTube for you below.

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Hell Militia Premiere New Single "Dust of Time"

French black metal outfit Hell Militia premiere a new single named “Dust of Time”, taken from their forthcoming new full-length "Hollow Void". The new record will be released on March 18th by Season of Mist Underground Activists.

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In Aphelion Premiere New Track

Sweden/The Netherlands-based black metal band In Aphelion premiere a new track titled “World Serpent (Devourer of Dreams)”, taken from their upcoming debut album "Moribund". The new record is set for release on March 11th via Edged Circle Productions.

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Pure Wrath Premiere New Song

Indonesian black metal unit Pure Wrath premiere a new song entitled “Presages From A Restless Soul”, taken from their upcoming new album "Hymn to the Woeful Hearts", which will be out in stores February 18th via Debemur Morti Productions.

Check out now "Presages From A Restless Soul" streaming via YouTube for you below.

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