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Metal News for January 3, 2020

Last updated on October 24, 2020 at 4:22 AM ET

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5 news articles posted on this day.

Satyricon Bassist To Undergo Cancer Surgery

Anders Odden (Cadaver co-founder/guitarist, Satyricon bassist) has announced that he has been diagnosed with colon cancer and will undergo surgery to remove it on January 6th.

Anders shared the news via social media with the following message:

"I wanted to wait to tell you all about my condition until my surgery was done, but then I got this video clip. On my musical hero Lemmy’s, death date (28.12.2015) my friend Hank Von Hell is in Sweden raising money for the cancer cause with Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee. Getting this video was very touching and made me wanna share it with you to raise money for cancer research.

"I was diagnosed with colon cancer the 3rd of October 2019. Since then I have done chemotherapy to shrink the tumor down so I can undergo surgery.

"The surgery date is set to the 6th of January 2020. The doctors have told me that everything will go as planed and that I will get rid of this cancer. It’s a tough journey, but I am ready. Have a happy new year and I will see you when I am through."

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My Dying Bride Reveals New Album Details

Like a phoenix from the ashes, a legend rises again in 2020. My Dying Bride went through some tough times last year and fought many struggles along the way, but now the British doom metal band are proud to announce their new studio album The Ghost Of Orion for 6th March 2020.

The new My Dying Bride record is the product of a vibrantly creative band that is more than willing to build on their past successes. The band commented:

"A new album for a new era of My Dying Bride with fresh faces and a more accessible style compared to some of their past, highly technical releases. 'The Ghost of Orion' features compositions not only of epic proportions but of intimate quality too, from death metal vocals to the pained cries of a vocalist in longing, the L.P. will raise and fall like the beautiful landscape of Yorkshire in which it was recorded. With layer upon layer of guitars both heavy and harmonic, Andrew Craighan has created a rich soundscape that is beautifully epic, enhanced with violins and keys from Shaun MacGowan along with the ominous murmur of cello from acclaimed cellist Jo Quail. And speaking of guest artists, the wondrous voice of Lindy-Fay Hella (Wardruna) adds an ethereal beauty to the album.

"Adding his particular style of drumming this time round is Jeff Singer whose percussion exploits have elevated the bands’ rhythm section to another level aided by the effortlessly stylish Lena Abe on bass guitar. Aaron Stainthorpe delivers a compelling and often disturbing performance with his own particular style of vocals offering sincere eulogies along with the visceral carnage of a soul in pain, with poetic lyrics of a quality not often seen in this genre. This collection of songs is the bands most brilliant yet, honing 30 years of experience into the well crafted offering that is 'The Ghost of Orion'." More...

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Transcending Obscurity: "Pay What You Want" Offer

Transcending Obscurity Records kicks off the new year with a nice offer for every metalhead: Get any digital album from the lable via the "Pay what you want"-option on Bandcamp.

Tells label owner Kunal Choksi: "We're looking for a good start to the new year and we want you all to have full access to what we've done so far. Enjoy and watch out for our 2020 label sampler that will drop on January 5th!"

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Ether Coven Premiere New Song "When Quiet Fell"

There’s a new single from Ether Coven‘s impending new record “Everything Is Temporary Except Suffering” streaming via Soundcloud below. Hear “When Quiet Fell” from the aforementioned album, which is due out next Friday, January 10th, via Century Media.

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Five Finger Death Punch Premiere New Track

The latest track from Five Finger Death Punch‘s impending new record “F8” has premiered online streaming via YouTube below. Check out the track “Full Circle” from that album ahead of its February 28th release via Better Noise Music.

As for the band’s current touring plans, they have the following runs booked:

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