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Metal News for January 31, 2021

Last updated on June 14, 2021 at 10:54 AM ET

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5 news articles posted on this day.

Orden Ogan Reveals New Album Tracklisting

German power metal institution, Orden Ogan, will release their new album, "Final Days," on March 12th, 2021 via AFM Records. They have revealed the complete tracklist for the album, which is available below. The record features guest appearances by Firewind guitarist Gus G. and Brothers Of Metal vocalist Ylva Eriksson.


1. Heart Of The Android
2. In The Dawn Of The AI
3. Inferno
4. Let The Fire Rain
5. Interstellar (featuring Gus G.)
6. Alone in The Dark (featuring Ylva Eriksson)
7. Hollow
8. It Is Over

Where to go from the Wild West? Singer and producer Sebastian "Seeb" Levermann explains:

"Final Days is a dark-science-fiction-concept-record and it features all Orden Ogan trademarks such as fat and modern riffs, epic chorusses and melancholic orchestral arrangements. On this record you will find the best songs that we have ever written. Gunmen was a strong and important record for us, but Final Days takes it to the next level." More...

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Crypta Finishes Recording Debut Album

Brazillian/Dutch death metal band Crypta, which features former members of Nervosa and Burning Witches, has revealed via a series of videos on their Facebook profile that they have finished recording their as-yet untitled debut album. In a brief statement on their latest upload, the band stated:

"All solos for the album are recorded, so now we're done with all the recording sessions.
We'll start with the listening sessions now to check the final outcome of the whole process!"

More details will be posted as soon as they become available.

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Everdawn Channels The Spirit Of Cleopatra

There can be no question that the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the world of music hard, all but stopping live music outside of New Zealand and socially distanced shows. For some bands, it has put a strain on releasing material too, as it was the case for Everdawn, formerly known as Midnight Eternal, whose new album, "Cleopatra" was actually recorded in 2019. This week, this stunning combination of progressive, symphonic and power metal will finally see the light of the day and those who have had the privilege of hearing the album already will tell you that it was worth the wait.

To find out more about the album, why it took so long to be released, the lyrical themes within, working with Therion vocalist Thomas Vikström and much more, I spoke with keyboard player Boris Zaks. You can watch the interview in full below. More...

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Aetherian Premiere New Song & Music Video

Hailing from Athens, Greece melodic death metal Aetherian premiere a new song and lyric video "Primordial Woods". The song was produced, engineered, and mixed by Fotis Benardo (ex-Septic Flesh), and it was mastered by George Nerantzis. It also includes a guest vocal performance by Rotting Christ’s Sakis Tolis.

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System Of A Down Premiere New Official Music Video

System Of A Down premiere their new official music video for their song “Genocidal Humanoidz“. The group's own Shavo Odadjian co-directed the clip with Adam Mason. The video premiere follows a livestreamed fundraising event System Of A Down hosted via YouTube to raise money for the Artsakh and Armenian soldiers maimed amidst the Nagorno-Karabakh war that broke out this past fall. As of press time over $256,000 had been achieved via said fundraiser.

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