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Metal News for January 6, 2018

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18 news articles posted on this day.

Twilight's Embrace Set To Release New Doom Opus

Nottingham, UK doom trio Twilight's Embrace reveal details for their new record, and follow up to 2014's acclaimed debut By Darkness Undone. Entitled Penance, the self-produced EP is set for release 23rd February and spans 4 death doom soundscapes.

"After a couple of years that saw some members leaving and little in the way of live performances, we decided an EP was a good way to ease back into things and to let people know we're still alive, comments band leader and guitarist Ben Sizer. "Musically, the new tracks deliberately continue the path of previous releases, attempting to take classic doom-death recipes and add other influences to taste."

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Vantablack Warship Debut "Blood On The Mat"

Canada’s Vantablack Warship will unleash their new album “Abrasive Pulmonic Speak” on Jan 26th, 2018 to follow their 2015 self-titled debut EP. The band debut "Blood On The Mat" from it below.

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Black Space Riders Premiere New Song

German astro-prog metal outfit Black Space Riders premiere "Lovely Lovelie," a song from their forthcoming new album Amoretum Vol. 1. Check it out at this below. Amoretum Vol. 1 will be released on vinyl, CD, and digital formats on January 26.

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Corrosive Premiere "Lucifer Gave The Faith" Clip

The new Corrosive album "Lucifer Gave The Faith" is available since December 8th. For the title track a lyric video has been debuted below. The album contains 10 songs with a playing time of 45 minutes of first-class death metal, Scandinavian and American style with a dash of melody and brutality.

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Bloodshot Dawn Release New Lyric Video

With the release of the third Bloodshot Dawn album Reanimation looming the band have unveiled a second single, and the title track from the album. "This is a song about new beginnings and a realisation that the earth could exist without human life and likely prosper! This song marks the end of the story, the aftermath of an inter dimensional war," comments frontman Josh McMorran.

Watch The 'Reanimation' Lyric Video below:

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Scumpulse Premiere New Song "Alba Gu Bràth"

Los Angeles-based extreme metal label Gore House Productions confirms the February release of Rotten, the scorching debut album by Scottish outfit Scumpulse. An official video for the album's "Alba Gu Bràth" has been premiered below as the label issues preorders for Rotten.

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Deströyer 666 Debut Title Track From Upcoming EP

Deströyer 666 will release their new EP "Call Of The Wild" on February 23, which contains three brand new songs and a fresh take on the band's classic "Trialed by Fire".

The brand new title track "Call Of The Wild", can be streamed below.

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Cane Hill Debut New Song "It Follows"

Cane Hill‘s new single “It Follows” has received its official online debut below. The song can be found on the band’s upcoming album, “Too Far Gone“, out January 19th via Rise Records.

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Primal Rite Premiere New Song "Immutable Law"

Bay Area hardcore band Primal Rite premiere a new song titled "Immutable Law", taken from their upcoming debut album "Dirge of Escapism", which will be out in stores on January 26 via Revelation Records.

Check out now "Immutable Law" below.

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The Evil Dead Premiere New Music Video

Argentinian thrash and speed metal band The Evil Dead premiere a new music video for "Electric Evil Revisited", taken from their 2017 album "Earth Inferno", which is being distributed through Hells Headbangers in the United States.

Check out now "Electric Evil Revisited" below.

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Hellish God Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Hellish God premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "The Evil Emanations", which will be released on Monday, January 8th, by the Italian label Everlasting Spew Records.

Check out now "The Evil Emanations" in its entirety below.

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Attila "Slamfest 2018" U.S. Spring Tour Announced

Attila will be out with Insane Clown Posse in the spring on the below run. The tour was been dubbed "Slamfest 2018" and will feature special guests yet to be announced.

03/01 Rochester, NY – Funk N Waffes Music Hall
03/02 Worcester, MA – Palladium
03/03 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
03/04 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
03/06 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
03/07 Pittsburgh, PA – The Rex Theatre
03/08 Reading, PA – Reverb
03/09 Richmond, VA – The Canal Club
03/10 Jacksonville, NC – The Tarheel
03/11 Asheville, NC – Salvage Station
03/14 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
03/16 San Leon, TX – 18th Street Pier Bar
03/17 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
03/18 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
03/20 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
03/21 Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
03/22 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
03/23 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
03/24 Reno, NV – Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor
03/25 Bend, OR – Midtown
03/26 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
03/28 Billings, MY – Pub Station
03/30 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
03/31 Joliet, IL – The Forge
04/01 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore

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We Came As Romans Tour Officially Announced

We Came As Romans‘ previously rumored ‘Cold Like War Tour‘ headlining tour with The Plot In You, Oceans Ate Alaska, Currents and Tempting Fate has now been officially announced. Dates for that run can be found below:

02/28 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
03/01 Toledo, OH – Civic Music Hall
03/02 Joilet, IL – The Forge
03/03 Milwaukee, WI – Miramar Theatre
03/04 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
03/06 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
03/07 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
03/08 Noise, ID – Knitting Factory
03/09 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
03/10 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
03/11 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
03/13 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone
03/14 Fresno, CA – Strummers
03/15 Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl At The Hard Rock
03/16 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
03/17 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
03/18 Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
03/21 Lubbock, TX- Jake’s
03/22 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street
03/23 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
03/24 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
03/25 Dallas, TX – Trees
03/27 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
03/28 Ft/ Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
03/29 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
03/30 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
03/31 Virginia Beach, VA – Shakas
04/03 Philadelphia, PA – Foundry
04/04 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
04/05 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
04/06 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
04/07 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
04/08 Grand Rapids, MO – The Intersection

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Armed For Apocalypse U.S. Tour Announced

Armed For Apocalypse will be out on this U.S. tour, starting next week:

01/11 Los Angeles, CA – The Lexington
01/12 Tucson, AZ – Loudhouse
01/13 El Paso, TX – CJ’s
01/14 San Antonio, TX – Limelight
01/15 Austin, TX – Come & Take It Live
01/16 Dallas, TX – Reno’s Chop Shop
01/17 Houston, TX – Acadia
01/18 Lafayette, LA – Freetown Boom Boom Room
01/19 Metairie, LA – Twist Of Lime
01/20 Birmingham, AL – The Nick Rocks
01/21 TBA – TBA
01/22 Amarillo, TX – Leftwoods
01/23 Albuquerque, NM – Burt’s Tiki Lounge
01/24 TBA – TBA
01/25 Tempe, AZ – Yucca Tap Room
01/26 Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewing Co.
01/27 Sacramento, CA – The Blue Lamp

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Exmortus Back In The Studio

Exmortus have started tracking their new album at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA. Those sessions are helmed by producer Zack Ohren (Immolation, Fallujah). Exmortus have recruited Warbringer members drummer Carlos Cruz and guitarist Chase Becker for the sessions.

Vocalist/guitarist Jadran “Conan” Gonzalez comments:

"We’re all stoked to record the new album with Zack, it’s the third time we’ve worked together and we feel very comfortable with him. He is a great engineer and always gets the best performances from the band. It’s unfortunate that [drummer] Mario Moreno and [guitarist] David Rivera will be stepping out for this session, but nonetheless we’re very excited to record with good friends and awesome. Can’t wait to release these heavy tunes."

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Ex-The Acacia Strain Guitarist Helping Out Unearth

LGND/ex-The Acacia Strain guitarist Daniel "DL" Laskiewicz mentioned on the latest episode of ‘The Ex Man With Doc Coyle‘ that he is helping out with the new Unearth album. Says Daniel "DL" Laskiewicz:

"Right now I’m helping, I’m writing riffs with Ken [Susi] & Buz [McGrath] and stuff, I’m helping out writing the new Unearth record."

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All Pigs Must Die West Coast Tour Announced

All Pigs Must Die (Converge, ex-Trap Them, etc.) announce a West Coast run with Baptists as support. All Pigs Must Die will be touring in support of their latest release “Hostage Animal“, while Baptists have an upcoming new album in the works.

02/16 Vancouver, BC – Astoria
02/17 Seattle, WA – Highline
02/18 Portland, OR – Tonic
02/20 San Francisco, CA – Golden Bull
02/21 Los Angeles, CA – Hi Hat
02/22 Ventura, CA – The Garage
02/23 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
02/24 Costa Mesa, CA – Wayfarer

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Allegaeon Debut New Rush Cover "Animate"

Allegaeon debut a cover of Rush‘s "Animate" streaming below, which was recorded during the recording sessions for their album “Proponent For Sentience“ (2016).

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