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Metal News for October 26, 2019

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Interview

Life Of Agony Bassist On New Album "Sound Of Scars

New York has produced so many incredible bands over the years. From The Ramones to Kiss, Agnostic Front to Type O Negative, the Empire City has given the world an incredible catalogue of rock, hardcore and metal. One band from Brooklyn who took these three styles and created a sound of their own was Life Of Agony, who took the frustrations which so many teenagers and young adults feel and channeled it into three superb albums in their initial run.

Back once again and promoting their sixth album, "The Sound Of Scars," the conceptual sequel to their classic debut, "River Runs Red," the band are now in Europe giving fans a taste of new material. At the first show of the tour, I sat down with bass player Alan Robert to discuss the new album, how new drummer Veronica Bellino shaped the direction of the record and filming the video for "Lay Down" in a haunted house, among other subjects. You can watch it in full below.

Diamond Oz: The new album, "The Sound Of Scars" is out now. Why now did you decide to do a sequel to "River Runs Red?"

Alan Robert: Because you asked us! It happened really naturally, we were about four or five songs into writing the new record and... Well, I'll take you back. Last January we added Veronica Bellino on drums and when she joined the band, there was this new fire and passion in the band and we went back and listened to all the old records together so we could build a new setlist with her, to listen to the old stuff with fresh ears and new drive and everything.

She learned like twenty songs right off the bat and we played songs that we haven't played in, maybe ever. So by listening to things in that context, we noticed, for the first time from an outside view, that along the way we'd kind of abandoned certain songwriting elements like big gang vocals or breakdown parts in the middle of riffs that seemed non traditional. So we thought, "These things were so much fun to do, why don't we incorporate them into the new material?" So we were already in that mindset and so when we started writing "The Sound Of Scars," four songs deep, the word "scars" kept popping up in the lyrics and there's very similar themes (to "River Runs Red") and it seemed tied together in a lot of ways.

We've said many times that "River Runs Red" especially has helped a lot of people in dark times and we've been able to watch those people grow up with us, over the course of a few decades now and they look to us for inspiration and in turn they save our lives too because those songs come from real places. So to make a long story short, those people had a band like us to get them through dark times and we started to think, "What if this kid on 'River Runs Red' had something to get him through? What if he survived?" and that was really how we got there. So it happened very organically and when I presented the idea to the band as we were sitting and drinking coffee in Joey's house, it made an impression of everybody like, "Hmm, that's interesting."

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Jinjer Posts Full New York Concert Online

Ukrainian modern metal frontrunners, Jinjer, are currently on the road in North America in support of their new album, "Macro," out yesterday via Napalm Records. Just a few short weeks ago, the band stopped in New York, NY at The Gramercy Theater. Revolver’s film crew was there to capture all the action as Jinjer ripped through new tracks and fan favorites.

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Hammerfall Announces North American Tour Dates

Hammerfall are currently traversing North America along with Sabaton on their massive sold out tour, touring in support of their globally dominating latest album Dominion. Now, the band announce a 2020 North American headline tour, also in support of Dominion.

The tour starts September 14 in Palm Beach, FL and runs through October 19 in Silver Spring, MD. Support will come from Beast In Black and Edge Of Paradise. A complete list of dates can be found below. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, October 26. VIP tickets will be available at enterthevault.com.

"After the amazing times and reception we have gotten and are still experiencing on tour with Sabaton, we can’t wait to return to North America in 2020. For the past three years we have toured the continent frequently and every time, you showed us that heavy metal is still alive and kicking. So, polish your studs and get ready for the hammer to fall harder than it ever did before," says vocalist Joacim Cans.

Guitarist Oscar Dronjak adds, "The last three tours have proven to us that North America is ready and willing to once again wield the hammers of Heavy Metal, and it is with great pleasure we announce that we will return to the continent for the fourth time in as many years."

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Negator Posts New Music Video Online

Extreme metallers Negator released their new album, "Vnitas Pvritas Existentia," on October 18 via Massacre Records and have now uploaded a new music video for the song, "Khaire Phos," which you can check out below.

The album was produced, mixed and mastered by the Wieslawski brothers and Negator at Hertz Studio in Poland. The elaborate front cover is a collaboration between various artists: It's based on an idea by Negator, which was digitally drawn to life by Haervaerk Tattoo, then transposed into a woodcut by Manvfactvs, and afterwards further illustrated and finalized for the print by Irrwisch.Artdesign. More...

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