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Metal News for October 13, 2020

Last updated on October 24, 2020 at 4:22 AM ET

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12 news articles posted on this day.

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Shane Embury Brings Back Blood From The Soul

Napalm Death bassist Shane Embury, also of Brujeria, Lock Up, Venomous Concept and Absolute Power to name but a few, has confirmed that he has reactivated Blood From The Soul, the industrial hardcore project he formed with Sick Of It All frontman Lou Koller twenty seven years ago. A new album, "DSM-5," is set to be released on November 13th.

Unfortunately, Lou Koller will not be involved this time around, his place being taken by Converge vocalist Jacob Bannon. The project will also feature a full lineup, instead of a drum machine, with Megadeth drummer Dirk Verbeuren (who himself has been as of late with such projects as Brave The Cold, Bent Sea and Scarve) with Nasum bassist Jesper Liveröd completing the ranks.

The band has also released a new song, "Debris Of Dreams," which can be heard below. More...

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Agent Steel Announces New Album

International metal overlords and true masters of the craft Agent Steel are back and better than ever before, returning at the helm with new album "No Other Godz Before Me" - for release on March 19, 2021. Don’t miss a headbang-inducing, sublime metal extravaganza by way of a new single expected to pierce through Earth’s atmosphere on 16/10/20. At last Agent Steel have made their official return to Earth from their long intergalactic journey - by way of this stunning single release!

Hear "The Devil‘s Greatest Trick" here

"No Other Godz Before Me" is the first studio outing for Johnny Cyriis since "Unstoppable Force" in 1987! This album is a stunning impactful return; Johnny Cyriis’s outstanding vocal performances are guaranteed to pierce through the very fabric of the universe—even more so the virtuoso international lineup that which this true incarnation and new Era of Agent Steel currently retains: Nikolay Atanasov, guitarist; Vinicius Carvalho, guitarist; Shuichi Oni, bassist; and Rasmus Kjaer, drummer. Brace for the metal storm. All those of the true Metal alliance of Agent Steel—a speed metal extravaganza at its finest, with the master of vocal cosmic obscurity at the helm is about to make a debut on this first album of the bands new Era . The time is at hand for Agent Steel’s true official return….

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itSELF In Studio Recording New Album

The new itSELF album will have Steve Di Giorgio (Death, Testament, Sadus) on bass, Carsten Altena (The Monolith Deathcult, Sinister) on orchestration and samples, Estevan Furlan co-founder of the band (Tribal Scream) on drums and vocals, and Ricardo Falcon on guitars. Terrance Hobbs (Suffocation) will also guest on the album on guitars.

The new album entitled, "The Absence" will be released early in 2021 with the possibility of a tour in the spring depending on the ongoing pandemic. In addition, the band is launching a Kickstarter campaign to help offset the costs associated with the recording of the album.

The band asks its fans if they are able to help, to do so via the link below:


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Ancient Thrones Posts New Song Online

Ancient Thrones have a new single out "Divided/Dissolve," taken off the anguish filled cosmic adventure found in their debut, under this new band name (formerly Abysseral Throne), the album "The Veil," which will be released on November 6th.

"Divided/Dissolve" follows the character of the story into stage four of grief, where he is massively depressed by the revelation feeling the division from his world. From earth crushing riffs and face-melting guitar solos to the overarching theme of grief and devastation that the record encompasses, this single really ramps up the intensity. It stays a fairly constant onslaught of intense guitar riffs while still retaining a melodic edge.

Towards the end, it really shifts gears and slow things way down to some doomy type territory and a very textured fade out outro. The band explains the album in their own words:

"It is the face of endless tragedy through an impressive onslaught of exchanging guitar riffs which show the increased intensity of anguish in the latter half of the album. Pulling you through a hopeless path and digging through the painful burrow of crushing technical sharp death metal until you finally arrive at the earned and complete emotional climax of the record that is the Dissolve. This track takes no prisoners and tolerates no sympathy in its entirety, beckoning you to question your own sorrow and resistance to fulfillment."

The song can be heard below or via its premiere at Brave Words. More...

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Ensiferum Bassist Launches New Project ssSHhh

Ensiferum bassist Sami Hinkka has officially unveiled his new solo project, named ssSHhh. The industrial influenced endeavour will see his first EP released at the end of the month. Hinkka himself comments:

"When COVID-19 cancelled touring plans for both of my bands, I decided to use this time to record my first solo release. The idea of an industrial metal project has been in my mind for years. Now, I had the time and the themes for the songs were not hard to find just from reading the news and witnessing the global climate.

"The song 'Weight Of The World' tells about overworked healthcare workers. Whilst not the most traditional topic for a metal song, it’s very important and increasingly relevant in the current world and fit the song very well."

The self-titled ssSHhh EP will be released digitally on all major platforms Friday 30th October.  More...

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Nervosa Reveals New Album Details

A heavy, incontrollable vortex led by the full-speed Thrash/Death metal engine Nervosa is ready to attack the world and leave nothing but "Perpetual Chaos" (out January 22 via Napalm Records) in its wake! Their talented new line up – featuring founding guitarist Prika Amaral and talented new members Diva Satanica on vocals, Mia Wallace on bass and Eleni Nota on drums – strike with inexorable full femme power, showcasing their ability for critical and straightforward lyricism mixed with an intoxicating blend of thrash spiced with remarkable death metal assaults.

Their high-speed new single, "Guided By Evil," is the first offering from next year’s full-length and highlights their sinister new facets, whilst also underlining their unmistakable thrashing roots. The fitting audio-visual grabs the demons by the horns and evokes a bloody, enigmatic spell. The first single pulls no punches by dissecting the concept of two-faced people who eventually stab you in the back – truly guided by evil. Enter the coven and be a part of the next generation of Nervosa!

Guitarist Prika Amaral comments:
"It was a wonderful experience with these girls, they are all very talented and did an excellent job, I have never been so happy with the final result of a record. I chose Artesonao studio in Malaga, because it is isolated and in an extremely beautiful place, we worked hard but we had the best vibe between us." More...

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Shokran Premiere New Music Video

Powerful groove laden riffs with flourishes of oriental and middle-eastern influences in their soundscapes - Russia's Shokran have made a name for themselves in recent years as a household name in the European progressive metal scene.

Following on from the release of their latest album Ethereal, which charted at #2 in the Heavy Metal iTunes Charts in 2019 - the band have now revealed a music video filmed on their Eurasian tour for the song 'Nature of the Paradox'.

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Temple Premiere New Song "Funeral Planet"

Swedish doom metal band Temple premiere their song "Funeral Planet" via Bandcamp. The track is from their upcoming album of the same name which will be released in November via Ozium Records.

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Deeds of Flesh Premiere New Song & Music Video

Deeds of Flesh premiere a new song and music video named "Nucleus". The single is the title track to their ninth studio album, which will land in stores on December 11th via Unique Leader Records. The song features guest vocals by John Gallagher (Dying Fetus) and a guest guitar solo from Matt Sotelo (Decrepit Birth).

The outing marks the group’s first album since the 2018 passing of their guitarist/vocalist and Unique Leader Records founder Erik Lindmark.

“Nucleus” track listing: More...

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Ett Dödens Maskineri Premiere New Song & Video

Sweden’s blackened hardcore band Ett Dödens Maskineri premiere a new track and music video titled "Låsta dörrar", taken from their upcoming new album "Det Svenska Hatet" (The Swedish Hate), which will be out in stores November 30 on Suicide Records.

Check out now "Låsta dörrar" below.

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Griffon Premiere New Song "Les plaies du trône"

French melodic black metal band Griffon premiere a new song entitled "Les plaies du trône", taken from their upcoming new album "ὸ θεός ὸ βασιλεύς" (o Theos, o Basileus — the god, the king)". The record will be out in stores October 23rd through Les Acteurs de L’Ombre Productions.

Check out now "Les plaies du trône" below.

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New Korn Documentary "Evil/Innocent" Streaming

The first episode of a new band documentary titled ‘Evil/Innocent: The Story Of Korn‘ has premiered online via YouTube. The clip finds Korn singer Jonathan Davis discussing the early years and the band’s self-titled debut release.

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