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Metal News for October 1, 2020

Last updated on June 25, 2021 at 3:35 AM ET

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13 news articles posted on this day.


Unearthing the Metal Underground: WoR

In terms of new blood, there has been an extensive void in the realm of groove metal. They’re not exactly the next Pantera or Lamb of God, but North Carolina’s WoR seems to be one of the promising new acts that’s worthy of attention. Guitarist Ben Kaiser, the act’s founding member, has a background that’s far from the norm from most metal musicians. He was a collegiate football player at NC State University in North Carolina, having played alongside several current NFL players. The common thread between that element of his past and present with WoR is obvious: primal aggression. More...

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Surma Shares New Music Video

On November 6th, Surma will release their full-length debut, "The Light Within," via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of the album, a video for the new single, "Until It Rains Again," can be viewed below.


1. Rendition
2. Reveal The Light Within
3. Like The River Flows
4. Fire And Wind
5. Desire
6. The City Of Winds
7. The Selkie (Ko´pakonan)
8. Until It Rains Again
9. Emptiness (Is No More)
10. Cages Of Rage
11. Downfall
12. Lost To Time
13. Deconstruction More...

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Brainstorm To Release New Album Next Year

Exactly two years after the release of their latest album Midnight Ghost, German power metal masters Brainstorm have now entered the Greenman studios of producer Seeb Levermann (Orden Ogan) to work on the successor.

The new album will be titled Wall Of Skulls, and is expected to arrive in summer 2021.

"We really can’t wait to see the songs shaping into their final form over the next weeks during the album recordings“, says guitarist Torsten Ihlenfeld. "The whole songwriting process and the album pre-productions were awesome and we can already say: If you liked Midnight Ghost you will LOVE Wall Of Skulls!"

Stay tuned for updates.

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Solstafir Releases New Music Video

Icelandic post rock outfit Solstafir are now premiering a brand new music video for the song "Her Fall From Grace". Watch the video at the official Season of Mist Youtube Channel below.

Vocalist Aðalbjörn Tryggvason comments: "We present to you the next single from our upcoming album “Endless Twilight of Codependent Love” entitled, 'Her Fall From Grace.' We hope you enjoy it and take from it what you need."

The track is taken from the band's upcoming record "Endless Twilight of Codependent Love," which will be released on November 6th. More...

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Belphegor To Replace 1349 At Mexico Metal Fest

Austrian Black Metal gods, Belphegor, will replace 1349 in the line-up for next year's Mexico Metal Fest. 1349 was not able to honor their commitment for next year's edition. No reason was given. More...

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Warfect Posts New Music Video Online

The second single "Left To Rot" off Swedish war machine Warfect's new album "Spectre of Devastation" spices the thrash outfit with a blackened and old school attitude. Relentless riffs and brutal bass lines drive this demolition ball directly in your head. More than six minutes of pure aggression and hate - perfectly underlined by an intense official video.

Warfect on "Left To Rot":

"The new single and music video 'Left To Rot' is a heavy mid-tempo song depicting the horrors surrounding a massive railway construction project in northern Siberia where lots of people perished. It will make your head bang!" More...

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Iron Maiden Announces New Live Album

Parlophone Records are pleased to announce the release of Iron Maiden’s new double live album on November 20th worldwide [through BMG in the USA.] Containing over 100 minutes of classic Maiden music and available in multiple formats, "Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast: Live in Mexico City" was recorded during the band’s three sold out arena shows there in September 2019 and is a celebration of their Legacy Of The Beast World Tour which began in 2018 and will finish next Summer in Europe.

Iron Maiden founder and bass player Steve Harris comments:
"When the final leg of our 2020 Legacy tour this summer had to be cancelled due to the COVID pandemic, the whole band was very disappointed and deflated and we know our fans felt the same. We’d been really looking forward to bringing the show to even more countries and although we’ve been able to reschedule most of our European own-shows for 2021, we thought we’d take a listen to the recordings from the tour so far and see if we could create a definitive live album souvenir that everyone, everywhere could enjoy. I’m very pleased with the results, especially as this set list includes songs which have never made it to a live CD before, such as ‘For The Greater Good Of God’, and other older songs like ‘Where Eagles Dare’, ‘Flight Of Icarus’, ‘The Clansman’ and ‘Sign Of The Cross’ which haven’t been included in our live set releases for many years.

"We’ve never released a live album from Mexico before and I think this recording does justice to the passion and joy of our Mexican fans who always give us such a fantastic welcome whenever we play there."

Maiden manager Rod Smallwood adds:
"All the shows on the tour so far have been amazing and our fans have loved the whole Legacy extravaganza with the elaborately themed stages, props and drapes, not to mention the killer set-list! When our 2020 tour got cancelled, putting together a live album seemed the obvious thing to do and I think Steve, along with co-producer Tony Newton, has perfectly captured the essence of the 70,000-strong crowd across these three nights in Mexico City. The album serves both as a celebration of this tour, which almost two million fans have already seen, and as a taster for, hopefully, next year’s final run for anyone who hasn’t yet experienced the show." More...

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AC/DC Posts Teaser For New Song

Aussie rock legends AC/DC has posted a new teaser video online for a song which appears to be entitled, "Shot In The Dark." You can check it out below. The song is expected to feature on the band's new album, most likely named "Power Up." Details on the record are still vague, as the band has been running a marketing campaign based on teasers thus far, but more will be known about the release in due course.

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Azarath To Release New Album In November

Poland's blackened death metal beast Azarath has revealed details surrounding its seventh studio album "Saint Desecration." The record is set to be released on November 27 via Agonia Records.

The unholy metal congregation is pealing its bells for the third time this decade, announcing the successor of "Blasphemers' Maledictions" (2011) and "In Extremis" (2017). "Saint Desecration" is a new extreme illumination revealed by Azarath at the altar of blackened death metal. Unrepentant and provocative to the core, the album is set to astound the connoisseurs of sonic terror.

Azarath crept from the shadows over two decades ago and is often described as a demonic mutation of Krisiun, Behemoth and Immolation. Co-founded by sole original member and drummer Inferno (of Behemoth fame), the group comprises long-running guitarist Bart (Damnation, Armagedon), long-time bassist Peter (ex-Lost Soul) and new vocalist Skullripper (Embrional). More...

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Baest Reveals New Album Title; Announces Tour

Denmark’s premium Death Metal export Baest check in with great news. After releasing two highly praised albums ("Danse Macabre" 2018, "Venenum" 2019), touring with Aborted & Entombed A.D., selling out venues during their first headlining tour in spring 2020 and winning a total of three Danish GAFFA awards, the band proudly announce the release of their third full – length album "Necro Sapiens" for early 2021.

The band comments:
"In an attempt to sink the world further into decay, Baest will release their awaited third full length album ‘Necro Sapiens’ in the beginning of 2021.
To support the release the release, Baest will embark on a tour covering Russia, all of the European mainland, and the UK." - Baest More...

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Sulphur Sun Premiere New Song "Trilobite Thief"

Bern, Switzerland-based dissonant/progressive death metal unit Sulphur Sun - featuring ex-Nile guitarist Dallas Toler-Wade - premiere their new single "Trilobite Thief" streaming via YouTube below.

The track is taken from their upcoming EP, Placodermic Heraldry, set for release on Friday, October 30th via Bandcamp.

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Bad Wolves Premiere New Live Video

Bad Wolves premiere a new official music video for their track “Learn To Walk Again“ taken from their 2019 release “N.A.T.I.O.N.”

In related news “Learn To Walk Again“ will also be featured on the soundtrack for the forthcoming film ‘The Retaliators‘, starring Michael Lombardi (‘Rescue Me‘), Marc Menchaca (‘Ozark‘, ‘The Outsider‘), Joseph Gatt (‘Game Of Thrones‘), members of Mötley Crüe, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, Ice Nine Kills, The Hu, Escape The Fate and Bad Wolves. The soundtrack is scheduled to drop in early 2021.

Explains Bad Wolves singer Tommy Vext: More...

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Jared Dines Premieres His “Djent 2020” Medley

YouTuber Jared Dines premieres his sixth and final video of his annual ‘Djent’ series.

This time around Dines has joined forces with the below listed musicians: More...

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