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Metal News for October 25, 2019

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12 news articles posted on this day.

Sortilège To Reunite For 70000 Tons Of Metal

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise has announced that French metal veterans Sortilège will be reuniting with their original lineup, exclusively for the floating festival. This brings the number of bands up to ten, with sixty in total to perform. The ship will set sail to Cozumel, Mexico on January 7th and return to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on January 11th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Candlemass
Einherjer
Emperor
Epica
Haggard
Leaves Eyes
Moonsorrow
Origin
Sortilège
Venom
Wintersun

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Obscura Announces European Tour Dates

German progressive death metal masters, Obscura, announce their winter 2020 European headline tour dates. The trek begins February 15 in Switzerland and ends March 7 in Germany.

“As part of the Diluvium World Tour, Obscura A return to Europe once again supporting Diluvium within 23 shows in mainly Southern Europe, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia. With Dutch melodic death metal pioneers God Dethroned, German black death metal heavyweights Thulcandra and French progressive death metal newcomers Fractal Universe we hit the road in February and March 2020. We revised our setlist and perform songs we haven’t played in years as well as a few quite special compositions we never brought on stage before. Don’t miss this killer lineup, show up early to the shows and support all bands!” - Steffen Kummerer

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Prong Posts New Single Online

American industrial thrashers Prong has posted a new song online entitled, "End Of Sanity." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's forthcoming EP, "Age Of Defiance," which is set to be released on November 29th through SPV/Steamhammer.

Frontman Tommy Victor says: "‘End Of Sanity’ is a thrash/hardcore/crossover number in typical Prong style which I wrote especially for our American tour with Agnostic Front. If you’re into Prong, you’ll love this track." More...

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Agnostic Front Posts New Album Trailer

Legendary NYHC pioneers Agnostic Front are back on the scene with their twelfth studio album, "Get Loud!," which will be released on November 8th via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band release their fourth album trailer, in which they discuss the recording process. Watch as they detail their experiences working with Paul Miner to record the album below.

Drummer Pokey Mo comments, "We really wanted to go for a raw, intense style; the way records were done 30 years ago, At that time, we didn't play to a click track. You had to capture a really good live performance or you didn't. It's as simple as that." More...

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Wintersun To Play Only 2020 Shows On 70000 Tons

Finnish heavy metal outfit Wintersun has been announced as the latest band to perform at next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. This will be the band's only shows of 2020. This brings the number of bands up to ten, with sixty in total to perform. The ship will set sail to Cozumel, Mexico on January 7th and return to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on January 11th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Candlemass
Einherjer
Emperor
Epica
Haggard
Leaves Eyes
Moonsorrow
Origin
Venom
Wintersun

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Entombed A.D. Puts On A Death Metal Extravaganza

Death metal has come a long way. From the first stirrings of Possessed to the rise of a new genre, spreading to Europe and South America and splitting into many different sub genres. Europe boasts a wide array of death metal bands and last Friday in London, three groups from three countries launched the "Hell Over Europe" tour.

Kicking off the evening's festivities were Danish up and comers Baest. Already promoting their sophomore album, "Venenum" a year after the release of their debut, "Danse Macabre," the quintet from Aarhus have been rapidly gaining pace and earning new fans everywhere. Judging from the night's performance, it's easy to see why. Baest is musically rooted in the old school Florida bands such as Morbid Angel but they bring a fresh, modern take on the style, gaining from the evolution death metal has undergone since the eighties.

They have a really strong presence on stage too, immediately making them firm favourites with the crowd, who appreciated the boisterous energy, without coming across as arrogant, in the same vein of bands like Power Trip. Songs from both albums went over huge, and their growing popularity was clear to see from the rush to the merch table. A great way to start off a Friday evening and a band which will only get bigger as time goes by. More...

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Despised Icon Posts Album Trailer Online

In less than a month, Canadian deathcore pioneers Despised Icon will release their upcoming full-length album, "Purgatory," on November 15th via Nuclear Blast.

Today, Alex discusses the process of choosing the artist to create the album artwork. Watch as he details working with Eliran Kantor to produce a piece that echoed the themes and concepts of "Purgatory," below.

"Purgatory" will be available in the following formats:
- Jewelcase CD
- Grey w/ Black Splatter Vinyl More...

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Soilwork Posts New Song Online

Swedish visionary metallers Soilwork have released a brand new song called "Feverish." The song is being made available digitally along with a new version of their last album's single, "Stålfågel," featuring Arch Enemy singer Alissa White-Gluz.

Watch the official music video for "Feverish" below.

Commented the band:
"We have all been feverish. We have all sometimes given in to the temperature rising inside of us, being ridden by a ghost that made us do things we didn’t want to do, but it somehow felt good afterwards, like a purging of the mortal organism that confines us." More...

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Alcest Uploads Studio Documentary

Today, Alcest release their 6th studio album and Nuclear Blast debut "Spiritual Instinct" upon the world. To celebrate, the band has unveiled a studio documentary titled "La lumière autant que l'ombre," accompanied with the acoustic instrumental version of their new track "Protection," which was recorded by Neige and can also be found exclusively as a bonus track on select versions of the album. Watch the video below.

Frontman Neige states, "We are happy to release 'La lumière autant que l'ombre,' the making-of 'Spiritual Instinct,' filmed by the talented William Lacalmontie. William spent a lot of time with Benoît Roux and the band at Drudenhaus Studio in order to capture our moods, as well as glimpses from the long journey that was this recording process. Hope you guys will enjoy it." More...

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Dawn Of Disease Posts New Music Video Online

The wait for the new album "Procession of Ghosts" is almost over! To shorten the pre-release week, Dawn Of Disease drops a third outstanding single "Where The Clouds Reach The Ground" along with an official video! Once more the band proves its versatility mixing dark growls with catchy hooks, creating an atmosphere of sound which perfectly supports the lyrics and reflects the title itself – another impressive piece of melodic death metal!

That Dawn Of Disease “invested a lot of time, energy and emotions” in the track and the upcoming album, is not just audible but perceptible.

“Where the clouds reach the ground
There is nothing but silence
Where the vastness is profound
Night and day bear eternity”

Dawn Of Disease on the new single / video:
"With “Where The Clouds Reach The Ground” we would like to introduce you to the epic and melancholic side of our forthcoming album Procession of Ghosts. This song carries a lot of emotional energy and will surely affect you from the very first second. Inspired by the gloominess of autumn and winter “Where The Clouds Reach The Ground” is the right companion for the current season. Supported by an obscure and atmospheric video, which was shot and directed by Tuomas Saukkonen (Wolfheart, Dawn of Solace), the track shows us in a metaphoric way the hidden sides of ourselves. Join us on our journey through the dark to the place where the clouds reach the ground!" More...

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Saxon Frontman Reveals Solo Album Details

On February 21st 2020, legendary Saxon frontman Biff Byford will step into the spotlight with his first ever solo album, "School of Hard Knocks."

The North of England is everything you saw in Game of Thrones and more. It is the true heart of England, the region where its soul resides, and Biff Byford has earned the right to be considered its true heavy metal bard.

Biff takes on not just tales and stories from his heart and soul, but also investigates the Middle Ages and Medieval history amongst other subjects.

"I'm singing about my past of course and about things I like, but mostly I wanted it to reflect me, my personality and my life," says Biff. "Song-wise it's more diverse and not just focused on heavy metal. I wanted it to be a slice of the music I like, from metal, to rock 'n' roll. I'm a guy who's just as happy listening to Metallica or Judy Garland, because as long as it's great and entertains me, then what more do I need?" More...

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Tygers Of Pan Tang Posts New Lyric Video

New Wave Of British Heavy Metal favourites Tygers Of Pan Tang has posted a new lyric video online for the song, "Damn You!" You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's forthcoming new album, "Ritual," which will be released through Mighty Music on November 22nd. "Ritual" is the band's thirteenth studio album and their first since 2016's self titled record.

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