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Metal News for January 8, 2018

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15 news articles posted on this day.

In Mourning Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal

Swedish melodic death metal band In Mourning has been announced as the latest group to perform at this year's edition of the famous 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. This leaves only twelve more bands to be announced. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands is as follows:

Amberian Dawn
Battle Beast
Beyond Creation
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Freedom Call
In Extremo
In Mourning
Internal Bleeding
Metal Church
October Tide
Primal Fear
Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun

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Immortal Finishes Recording New Album

Norwegian black metal legends Immortal has posted a message on their official website, which states that the group has finished recording their new album. This will be their first release without former frontman Abbath, who parted company with the group in 2015 and has since formed his own, eponymous band. The message on the group's website reads as follows:

"We have put a massive amount of energy into this, and wanted to deliver our absolutely best. It has been a pleasure to finish the studio process and most of all being stoked about the final result. Peter Tägtgren has done an outstanding job in producing and mixing it. We now look forward to have it released, and are excited to share our 9th full length with you all."

The album will be released by Nuclear Blast Records in 2018 (release date will follow) and will contain the following tracks:

"Northern Chaos Gods"
"Into Battle Ride"
"Gates To Blashyrkh"
"Grim And Dark"
"Called To Ice"
"Where Mountains Rise"
"Blacker Of Worlds"
"Mighty Ravendark"

The line-up on the album is:
Demonaz (vocals, guitars)
Horgh (drums)
Peter Tägtgren (session bass)

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Revenger Streaming New Song "Anti-Life"

Vancouver-based groove thrashers Revenger are streaming a brand new song from their forthcoming EP The New Mythology Vol. 1. Stream "Anti-Life" below. The New Mythology Vol. 1 will be released on February 17, 2018. The band is now offering a special pre-order promotion. Pre-ordering the EP gets you two tracks and a promo code to purchase the band's debut album, To The Wolves, for a measly $2! Visit the following link to pre-order.

Revenger premiered the first single "We Want Blood" last month. If you've missed it we included that song for you below as well: More...

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5Rand Premiere New Music Video For "Erase "

Italy's female fronted melodic death metal act 5Rand premiere a new music video for "Erase ", taken from their latest album "Sacred / Scared", out in stores now via My Kingdom Music.

Check out now "Erase " below.

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Mortiis Announce "Era 1" 2018 Live Dates

Mortiis will be performing the re-interpreteded 1994 album "Ånden som Gjorde Opprør" at a series of select dates and locations during 2018. There will likely be more shows coming up in the second half of 2018. Here are all confirmed shows so far:

February 17: Good Omens, Trondheim, Norway
March 9: Glasgow, Stereo United Kingdom
March 10: The Dome and Boston Music Room, London, United Kingdom
March 24: Rock klub Tartaros, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
April 21: Temple Athens, Athens, Greece
April 27: SWR Barroselas Metalfest, Barroselas, Portugal
May 4: Baroeg, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
May 5: De Kreun, Kortrijk, Belgium
May 18: Steelfest Open Air, Hyvinkää, Finland
June 24: Ragnard Reborn Festival, Kharkiv, Ukraine
June 29: Kilkim Žaibu XIX, Varniai, Lithuania
July 14: Castle Party, Bolków, Poland

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Xaon To Embark On Major U.S. Tour

2017 saw Swiss group Xaon release their acclaimed album The Drift and 2018 looks set to be another mega year with the boys kicking it off in style with a 21 date tour in the US starting on January 24th and running through to mid-February. In Spring, Xaon also have confirmed dates in Japan and plan to tour in Europe over the summer months.

Full 2018 U.S. Tour Dates: More...

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Offensive Ground Release New Music Video

Swedish metal outfit Offensive Ground have released their first music video 'Salvage Dump' from their debut album "Nightmare King", which was released on October 27th, 2017.

Watch the video below.

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Polaris Announce "The Mortal Coil" Australian Tour

Polaris celebrate the release of their debut album, The Mortal Coil, by hitting the road this April for their most ambitious run to date. Joining Polaris from the US will be The Plot In You, along with Melbourne's Alpha Wolf and Adelaide's Ambleside.

Tickets on sale this Wednesday.

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Krukh Premiere Title Track From Upcoming Album

Krukh premiere the title track of their upcoming debut album "БЕЗГЛУЗДІСТЬ", which will be released via Fallen Empire Records this coming spring.

Check out now "БЕЗГЛУЗДІСТЬ" below.

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Vargrav Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Hailing from Finland black metal unit Vargrav premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming debut full length "Netherstorm", which is scheduled for release on January 26 by Werewolf Records in collaboration with Hells Headbangers.

Check out now "Netherstorm" in its entirety below.

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Maladie Premiere New Song "Oblivio"

Maladie premiere a new song titled "Oblivio", taken from their upcoming new album "…Of Harm and Salvation", which is now set for release via Apostasy Records on February 23rd. The cover art is by Remy of Headsplit Design.

Check out now "Oblivio" below.

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Yhdarl Debut New Song "Ignite – Ashes"

Yhdarl debut a new song entitled "Ignite – Ashes", taken from their upcoming new album "Loss", which will be released by I, Voidhanger Records on January 19 and features cover art by Maxime Taccardi.

Check out now "Ignite – Ashes" below.

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Afvallige Share New Single

Dutch black metal band Afvallige (meaning “renegade” or “apostate” in English) - the solo project of Nortfalke, who is a member of numerous black metal bands, including Tarnkappe, Kaeck etc. - share a new single titled "op het scherpst van de snede".

Check out now "op het scherpst van de snede" below.

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Verheerer Premiere New Song "Kultyst"

German black metal band Verheerer premiere a new song entitled "Kultyst", taken from their upcoming new album "Maltrér", which will be released by Vendetta Records on January 19th and can be ordered from the label or the band via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Kultyst" below.

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Danzig 30th Anniversary Shows Announced

Glenn Danzig will be celebrating the 30 year anniversary for Danzig this year with some special shows in the U.S. and Europe. The following update was shared via his Facebook this weekend:


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