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Metal News for October 2, 2021

Last updated on August 17, 2022 at 12:09 PM ET

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7 news articles posted on this day.

Møl Posts New Music Video Online

Danish blackgaze masters Møl have released the stunning new single "Vestige." The track is the latest glimpse of their highly-anticipated second studio album, "Diorama," which is set for release via Nuclear Blast Records on 5th November.

Accompanied by a video that embraces Møl's deep sense of artistry and unfiltered sentiment, "Vestige" is a perfect embodiment of a band caught between worlds. Lyrically the track deals with the subject of gaslighting and society's constant wish to free itself from reality by the cheapest means that the world has to offer us.

Watch the music video, captured and edited by Tobias Scavenius, below.

The band comments: "Gaslighting takes on many forms and our willingness to subject ourselves to an illusion knows no boundaries. However rotten and hollow the core, we still buy into the idea of purchasable raptures, frail salvations, an escape from modern meaninglessness. The video juxtaposes a sunbathed, stylised expression with inspiration from Dario Argento’s colorspace of Susperia from 1977 with vivid colors and high contrasts. Unpleasant and unnerving, yet lavish and extravagant shots are interposed with the performance of the band, spiraling through daylight to nighttime in the vibrant interior of the dome." More...

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David Lee Roth Announces His Retirement

Former Van Halen vocalist David Lee Roth has announced that his upcoming performances at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada, will be his final performances. Speaking with the Las Vegas Review Journal, the singer said:

"I'm retiring. This is the first, and only, official announcement. You've got the news. Share it with the world. "I'm not going to explain the statement. The explanation is in a safe. These are my last five shows.

"I am encouraged and compelled to really come to grips with how short time is, and my time is probably even shorter. I know that when I am in the audience, whether you come out with a ukelele or a marching band, all I ask is you give me everything you've got to give. That's what I did for the last 50 years. I'll give you all I've got to give. It's been an amazing, great run; no regrets, nothing to say about anybody.

"I'll miss y'all. Stay frosty."

You can hear his statement via the Van Halen News Desk here.

His final show dates are as follows:

December 31 - House Of Blues
January 1 - House Of Blues
January 5 - House Of Blues
January 7 - House Of Blues
January 8 - House Of Blues

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"Now Is The Time" For Perpetual Etude

It's always exciting to get discover a brand new band and to get it on the ground floor as they take off. The past decade has seen so many thrilling and fascinating artists make a name for themselves in the metal world and the 2020s, despite the obvious setbacks, have been no exception.

In less than two weeks, October 15th to be exact, another newcomer will burst onto the scene, when Swedish quintet Perpetual Etude unleash their debut album, "Now Is The Time." Though it only features eight tracks, each song is guaranteed to pack a hell of a punch and showcase the talent the group possesses. To find out more about the album, the band's formation, how big of a role eighties metal music plays in their sound and more, we caught up with the band's founder, Magnus Mild. You can watch it in full below.

Diamond Oz: The new album, “Now Is The Time” is out very soon. What I’ve heard has been great, high energy heavy metal. Do you feel you were able to take that spirit from the eighties and translate it into modern day?

Magnus Mild: Thanks very much. I don’t know really. I think it’s the music that formed me as I grew up. I’ve found that it was pretty natural, if I don’t think about writing in a certain genre, then this is the thing that comes out naturally. I think I’m so heavily influenced by the music that it’s purely from the heart that I don’t try to make it sound like this or this, it just pops out from my head.

Oz: I think that’s why it comes across so well. There’s a lot of retro bands now who just copy Maiden or Saxon, but Perpetual Etude has its own energy. As for the album itself, obviously, “Now Is The Time” is a great title for a debut album, but what does the title mean to you?

Magnus: In the beginning it started out as a smaller project. I always like to sit down, play guitar and write songs and I had a bunch of songs that didn’t suit any of the other bands, so I thought, “Why not make a demo of these songs?” So we released the first song, “I’ve Got The Power” and after that we were contacted by two labels, from which we chose to sign with Black Lodge Records and I just felt, now is the time to do something with all these songs. I’ve got a lot of songs on my computer that have never seen daylight but this time I thought, “Why not do something about this?” So it all became very clear, now is the time to do it. It all sounds pretty natural.

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Thirteen Bled Promises Premiere New Song

Thirteen Bled Promises premiere a new song entitled “Hell Froze”, taken from their upcoming new EP "Foundation", which will be out in stores October 22nd, 2021 via Lacerated Enemy Records.

Check out now "Hell Froze" below.

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Confess Premiere New Song & Music Video

Confess - the Iranian band that fled to Norway - announce their new album "Revenge At All Costs" which is scheduled to drop on January 21 through Rexius Records. A new music video for "Megalodon" from it has premiered streaming via YouTube below:

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Trivium Premiere New Music Video "The Phalanx"

Trivium premiere an official music video for their new advance track “The Phalanx“. That single is taken from the group’s upcoming full-length “In The Court Of The Dragon“. The album will be out next Friday, October 08th.

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Once Human (ex-Machine Head, etc.) Premiere Video

Once Human (ex-Machine Head, etc.) premiere their new music video for “Only In Death” off their upcoming studio full-length “Scar Weaver“, due out February 11 via earMUSIC.

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