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Metal News for January 7, 2018

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Chris Tsangarides Passes Away

Producer Chris Tsangarides, known for his work with such metal veterans as Judas Priest, Anvil, Thin Lizzy and Helloween, has sadly passed away at the age of 61. He died yesterday (January 6th) after a bout with pneumonia, which led to heart failure.

Tsangarides worked with some of rock and metal's biggest names, producing Judas Priest's classic album, "Painkiller," as well as Anvil's, "Metal On Metal" and "Forged In Fire," with whom he would work with again for their "This Is Thirteen" album, resulting in him being featured in the award winning documentary, "Anvil! The Story of Anvil" and also did work for Black Sabbath ("The Eternal Idol,") Bruce Dickinson ("Tattooed Millionaire,") Thin Lizzy ("Renegade" and "Thunder & Lightning") and Tygers Of Pan Tang ("Wild Cat," "Spellbound" and "Ambush.") He also worked with a number of non metal groups such as Depeche Mode, Tom Jones, Concrete Blonde and The Sisters Of Mercy.

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Zar Stranga Posts 2017 Album "Небесният ковач"

Bulgarian Pagan/Folk Metal band Zar Stranga is streaming their 2017 full-length album "Небесният ковач" below. Zar Stranga was formed in 2007 by Stanislav Stefanovski . It started as a solo project until 2014, when new members joined forces with a new vision: Making an original combination of black metal and Bulgarian folk music to spread Bulgarian culture through metal. In the year of 2015, the band released two demos. With the second demo, the band was featured as “Band of the week” in a couple of underground black metal forums.

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Abigor Debut Full-Album Stream Of Brand New Album

Abigor debut the full-album stream of the band's brand new album "Höllenzwang (Chronicles of Perdition)", out in stores now via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Höllenzwang (Chronicles of Perdition)" in its entirety below.

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Vaelmyst Premiere New Song "Dear Esther"

Los Angeles, California metal outfit Vaelmyst premiere a new song entitled "Dear Esther", taken from their forthcoming debut EP.

Check out now "Dear Esther" below.

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Ancst Debut New Song "Unmasking the Imposters"

Berlin's blackened hardcore outfit Ancst debut a new song entitled "Unmasking the Imposters", taken from their upcoming new album "Ghosts of the Timeless Void", which is set for release on March 2 via Lifeforce Records.

Check out now "Unmasking the Imposters" below.

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Phendrana Premiere New Song "Sanctum"

Mexico City atmospheric post-metal band Phendrana premiere a new song entitled "Sanctum", taken from their upcoming debut album, "Sanctum: Sic Transit Gloria Mundi", which will released on Monday, January 8, and includes as its cover artwork a painting named “Vanitas Symbols in a Landscape” by Matthias Withoos.

Check out now "Sanctum" below.

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Dates For 2018 "Vans Warped Tour" Revised

"Vans Warped Tour" founder Kevin Lyman announces some date changes for the routing of the upcoming farewell run of the tour. The lineup for this year’s edition is expected to be revealed on March 01. Revised stops include Cuyahoga Falls, Cincinnati, Atlanta and Charlotte. Check out the updated schedule below: More...

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