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Metal News for October 17, 2018

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16 news articles posted on this day.

MGLA, Witchcraft and other added to Inferno 2019

Inferno Metal Festival added Polish black metal band MGLA, Swedish doom metal band Witchcraft, Norwegian black metal band Ragnarok, Lithuanian post-black metal band Au-Dessus and Netherlands old school death metal band Altar to the 2019 edition of the festival. More...

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Enslaved Frontman On New Members And Vikings

Few bands from the Norwegian black metal scene transform themselves into a more complex entity. Emperor would of course be one example but it doesn't get any more progressive, complex and introspective than Enslaved. Since the band's debut, "Vikingligr Veldi," the band has evolved constantly and become one of the most revered Norwegian metal bands performing to this day.

At their recent show in Bristol, England with High On Fire (see interview here,) I had the pleasure of sitting down with frontman Grutle Kjellson to discuss their latest album, "E," the recruitment of new keyboardist Håkon Vinje, when we can expect new material and how he sees modern depictions of Vikings in movies and TV shows like "Valhalla Rising" and "Vikings." You can listen to the interview in full below. More...

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Cripple Bastards Posts New Video Online

Italian grindcore veterans Cripple Bastards has posted a new music video online for the song, "Passi Nel Vuoto" online. You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's forthcoming new album, "La Fine Cresce Da Dentro," which will be released on November 9th through Relapse Records. Spealomg about the song, frontman Giulio The Bastard explained:

"The song ‘Passi Nel Vuoto’ (translated to ‘Steps Into The Void’) is a parallel between the annihilation of the individual lost in the most obtuse massification, induced to waste and sedated in his emotions, and the value of life increasingly low – reduced to being a cog in the consumer machine. The graphics of our new album La Fine Cresce Da Dentro are all unreleased pictures taken from the vaults of a crime magazine that existed from the 1950s through the 90s, accessed from the archives of the criminal police based in Milano, Italy. In making this video we have chosen to alternate similar photos with scenarios of mass stratification and blind conformism. As the lyrics say, ‘What’s left is desolation / but it doesn’t make sense to realize it / it’s the weight of survival: how much you spend / how much you can cost’." More...

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All That Remains Guitarist Passes Away

Springfield, Massachusetts based metal outfit All That Remains has posted a statement online, announcing that their guitarist and founding member Oli Herbert, has died suddenly. He was 44 years old. A message from the band reads as follows:

"We were devastated to learn that Oli Herbert, our friend, guitar player, and founding member of All That Remains, has passed away.

"Oli was an incredibly talented guitarist and song writer who defined Rock and Metal from the Northeast. His impact on the genres and our lives will continue indefinitely.

"No further details are available at this time. The band and family request that you please respect their privacy and remember Oli by celebrating the great music he made."

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Exterminatus Premiere New Music Video

Exterminatus premiere a new music video for "Metamorphosis", taken from their latest album "Laniakea", out in stores now via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Metamorphosis" below.

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Abigorum Premiere New Song "Orpheus Dreams"

Russian black metal band Abigorum have teamed up with Metalundergound.com to exclusively premiere their new song "Orpheus Dreams", taken from their impending new split release with Australian blackwave band Striborg called "Spectral Shadows". The album will be co-released by GrimmDistribution (Ukraine) and Death Portal Studio (USA) on November 6th.

Check out now "Orpheus Dreams" below.

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Eadem Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Eadem premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Luguber", which will be out in stores October 19th on CD and 12'' vinyl via Iron Bonehead.

Check out now "Luguber" in its entirety below.

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Uada Premiere New Official Music Video

Black metal outfit Uada premiere a new music video for the title track off their latest album "Cult of a Dying Sun", which is out now via Eisenwald.

Check out now "Cult of a Dying Sun" below.

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Anomalie Premiere New Song & Music Video "Temples"

Austrian black metal duo Anomalie premiere a new song and music video called "Temples", taken from their upcoming new EP "Integra", which will be out in stores on November 9 via AOP.

Check out now "Temples" below.

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Nekromant Premiere New Song "Blood For Walpurgis"

Swedish heavy rock/metal trio Nekromant premiere a new song titled "Blood For Walpurgis", taken from their upcoming new album "The Nekromant Lives", which will be released by Ripple Music on November 9th.

Check out now "Blood For Walpurgis" below.

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The Crawling Debut Title Track To Upcoming Album

The Crawling premiere the title track to their upcoming new album "Wolves and the Hideous White", which will be out in stores November 16th via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Wolves and the Hideous White" below.

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Disciples of the Void Premiere New Song

Disciples of the Void premiere a new song entitled "Per Aspera Ad Noctum", taken from their upcoming self-titled debut album, which will be released by Primitive Reaction on December 7th.

Check out now "Per Aspera Ad Noctum" below.

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Whoredom Rife Premiere New Song "Hyllest"

Whoredom Rife premiere a new song titled "Hyllest", taken from their upcoming new album "Hymner Av Hat", which will be released in CD and LP formats on November 30.

Check out now "Hyllest" below.

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Ensiferum & Septicflesh Tour Announced

Ensiferum and Septicflesh will be touring North America together in January. An additional special guest for the tour is pending with the below run of dates for the trek having been revealed.

01/05 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
01/06 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
01/07 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
01/08 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
01/09 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
01/10 Toronto, ON – Opera House
01/11 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
01/12 Joliet, IL – The Forge
01/13 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
01/14 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
01/15 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
01/17 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
01/18 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
01/19 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
01/20 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
01/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
01/22 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
01/23 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
01/24 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
01/25 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live!
01/26 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
01/28 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell)
01/29 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum

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The Fall Of Troy Announce December Mini-Tour

The Fall Of Troy announce a short headlining December tour, which will hit three Californian cities. Hail The Sun, Royal Coda, Icarus The Owl, Wolf & Bear and Adventurer will join them as support acts.

12/14 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
12/15 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
12/16 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst

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Kataklysm Premiere New Animated Music Video

Kataklysm premiere an animated music video for their track “…And Then I Saw Blood” which was produced by Costin Chioreanu. The song appears on the group’s latest effort, “Meditations“.

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