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Metal News for January 31, 2019

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7 news articles posted on this day.

Fates Warning Announces Headlining Shows

Progressive metal pioneers, Fates Warning, recently announced a much overdue tour of North America alongside Queensrÿche in March-April, and have now added a string of headline dates to the run.

Vocalist Ray Alder checked in to comment on the upcoming touring: ”Fates Warning are hitting the road again in support of our latest album Theories Of Flight. But this time we're touring the US with our good friends in Queensrÿche. The last time we all toured together was a blast, and we expect this time may be even better. We also look forward to playing some cities that we have not been able to visit in quite a while. We hope to see you all at the shows!" More...

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Rotting Christ Posts New Album Trailer

Greek extreme metal veterans Rotting Christ has posted a new trailer online for their forthcoming new studio album, "The Heretics." You can check it out below, as well as a previous trailer. The album will be released through Season Of Mist on February 15th and was recorded by Rotting Christ guitarist George Emmanuel at his studio Pentagram and mixed by Jens Borgen (Amon Amarth, At The Gates, Arch Enemy.)

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While She Sleeps Posts New Song Online

While She Sleeps have shared their new single "The Guilty Party." You can check it out below. The song is a genre-morphing acclamation — fueled by riffs, electronics, visceral vocals, the purest of melodies, and the ultimate gang vocals in collaboration with an actual choir.

Choral elements and rich harmonies feature all over the Sheffield band's forthcoming album "So What?," out March 1st via their own Sleeps Brothers label via Spinefarm. The band even enlisted a live choir for a very special performance on its upcoming European tour.

"We've always loved the feeling you get when a large group of people sing together, whether that's at a show, for us just in the studio, or whatever, however it may be. Kinda the same feeling you get at a football game when everyone sings together," says guitarist and vocalist Mat Welsh.

Guitarist Sean Long furthers, "The energy completely shifts when everyone is together in unison doing that kinda thing. So we thought, 'Wouldn't it be great if we could introduce the choir which we use on the record… live?' And we are going to do that. At The Roundhouse." Long is referring to the band's headline show The Roundhouse in London. More...

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Clutch Rocks The Earth In Bristol

As time goes by, Maryland rockers Clutch has developed more and more of a legendary status. While each album solidifies that claim, it's the live setting where the band really shines, making even festival slots feel small and comfortable. Last December, the band embarked on a headlining run of the United Kingdom, with many shows being sold out and where their latest album, "Book Of Bad Decisions" has received widespread praise by journalists. Having only seen the band at the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, I traveled to Bristol to check out the quartet in a smaller setting. Here's what happened...

Opening the show tonight was our first duo, from Mont-de-Marsan, in the south west of France, The Inspector Cluzo. It should be noted that besides Clutch, neither support band can really be classed as metal and even Inspector Cluzo's Facebook description classifies them as "soul/fuck and roll," which I'm not too sure I agree with quite frankly. In any case, those who arrived early for the show were treated to a fantastic display of musical madness. The hard rocking cabaret was wildly entertaining and songs from their new album, "We The People Of The Soil" sound absolutely fantastic. The two are funny, entertaining and very talented. If you want something a bit different, I highly recommend seeking The Inspector Cluzo out and catching a live set. You won't be disappointed. More...

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Aggression Announces North American Tour

Entering their 34th year as an entity, Canadian Thrash Metal titans Aggression are starting the year off by announcing a series of Canadian and US shows this April. Dubbed "April Assault", you can catch the band supporting their latest album "Feels Like Punk/Sounds Like Thrash". Which was released via Dissonance Productions last May. The trek culminates at the NYDM Spring Bash 3 day festival in Milwaukee, WI.

Denis 'Sasquatch' Barthe had this to say about the upcoming tour:
"We have been itching to hit the road for a while and this April Assault Tour is exactly what the doctor ordered. I'm looking forward to seeing family, friends and fans on this never ending Aggression trip to hell"

Dates/Cities/Venues
April 3 Quebec City, QC @ Source De La Martiniere
April 4 New York City, NY @ St. Vitus Bar
April 5 Worcester, MA @ Ralph's Diner
April 6 Montreal, QC @ Les Katacombes
April 7 Ottawa, ON @ Cafe Dekuf
April 13 Portland, OR @ Speakeasy Bar
April 14 Seattle, WA @ The Funhouse
April 18 Milwaukee, WI @ Club Garibaldi‘s

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Overkill Posts Fourth Documentary Part Online

Legendary New Jersey thrashers Overkill are ready to unleash their 19th studio record, "The Wings Of War," on February 22nd 2019 via Nuclear Blast.

Today, the band has launched part four of their multi-part documentary series titled "Welcome To The Garden State." In this part, the band discuss old-school venues and social media! You can watch it below. Stay tuned for the upcoming episodes that are set to detail the journey of their upcoming album The Wings Of War.

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Allegaeon Reveals New Album Details

On April 19th, Allegaeon will release their new album, "Apoptosis," via Metal Blade Records. A near-perfect symbiosis of technical, progressive, and melodic death metal, Apoptosis is a record that is as crushingly heavy as it is inventive, lithe and intelligent, and marks a significant leap forward in the band's songwriting. To watch the video for the first single, "Stellar Tidal Disruption," check it out below or head to the Metal Blade website where you can also pre-order the album.

The album will be available in the following formats:
--jewelcase-CD
--opaque grey vinyl (US retail exclusive - limited to 500 copies)
--black / white A/B side vinyl (US webstore exclusive - limited to 250 copies)
--oxblood / milky clear A/B side vinyl (US webstore exclusive - limited to 250 copies)
--clear w/ black smoke vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
--silver w/ oxblood splatter vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
--transparent purple w/ white and black splatter vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 100 copies) More...

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