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Metal News for October 28, 2019

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7 news articles posted on this day.

Nightwish Announces European Tour Dates

Nightwish are proud to announce that they will be returning to the UK and Europe on their 2020 world tour! The band have already announced a show in Amsterdam - which sold more than 15,000 tickets in just a few days - swiftly followed up by an additional show at the same venue, alongside shows in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. Now fans can look forward to more shows across Europe plus two in the UK; in Cardiff and London set for winter 2020. Now infamous for their unique songwriting, visual stage designs and pyro effects, Finnish symphonic metal heroes Nightwish promise to take their audience on a spectacular audiovisual journey once again. Opening the proceedings will be fellow Finnish band Turmion Kätilöt.

Nightwish are currently working on a new studio album, due in 2020. More...

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Life Of Agony Airs The Sound Of Scars In London

Alternative metal is a tag that's been given to some of the best bands to arise from the nineties. From Living Colour to Faith No More and everything in between, this loose tag has been placed on groups which may not sound like the archetypal metal band, but bring it just as hard. One such band to be classed as such is Brooklyn's own Life Of Agony, who released three stellar albums in their initial run, before returning with a new album, "Broken Valley" in 2005. Now in their third stage, the new album, "The Sound Of Scars" proves that the band are as good as, if not better than they ever were. Of course, any album release means shows and I was fortunate enough to be in London for the opening night of the trek.

Opening the night was Doyle, the eponymous band of Misfits guitarist Doyle von Frankenstein. If truth be told, I've never been a Misfits fan, but I'm always willing to check out a band in a live setting. I'm glad I did, because Doyle and his crew have put together some really cool songs, bridging the horror punk background with metal to create something interesting. The first thing that catches one's eye when they take to the stage is Doyle himself, who is still in immaculate shape and has his stage get up perfect. The man himself is joined by some top quality musicians too, particularly drummer Wade Murff who was an absolute beast behind the kit, while bassist Brandon Strate kept the ship steady throughout. More...

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Astaroth Incarnate Premiere New Track

Astaroth Incarnate had this to say about their upcoming release...

I am Fire / I am Death (Omega) is the continuation of the first track (Alpha) that we released and it showcases a much more diverse and experimental side of the band which may be shocking or surprising to anyone who has heard of our material before to say the least. As our sound evolved since our last release, we wanted to create a song which encompassed two different sides and mentality of the band. Our effort to release relentless extreme metal while also always exploring new sonic territories and challenging ourselves to create unique new music.

Astaroth Incarnate are back and bolder than ever. The Canadian symphonic extreme metal band started down the left-hand path with their first official EP in 2017 titled Omnipotence – The Infinite Darkness which was the successor to an unreleased self-titled one back in 2015. Their first EP picked up a vast majority of music critics’ ears to their unique style. Now the quintet are back with a new EP entitled Ascendance, which raises the bar even higher.

Across the 11 minute epic split-tracked I am Fire / I am Death (alpha / omega), the band weave a tapestry of extremity, flirting with black metal at its core while seamlessly transitioning over to melodic, gothic, doom, symphonic & death metal with ease. Dynamic orchestral motifs soar over speedy riffs, while the titular Astaroth lays down a genre-defying vocal performance. His growls, shrieks, grunts and cleans easily rival those of the scene’s compadres, imbued with theatrical malice. The guitar work is also similarly stunning, such as at the close of “Omega” when Pablo Sagastume shreds over the thundering rhythm section.

The record closes out paying homage to one of their diverse influences - the classic Cradle of Filth number “Her Ghost In The Fog” - though naturally with the band’s own unique twist. A fitting ending to a short dive into the twisted world of Astaroth Incarnate. The band aptly name their style of music ‘Apocalyptic Metal’, and state that “we strived for years to create something we hadn’t heard or seen before. Our Avant-Garde approach to song writing eventually led us to perceive each new song with a completely different mindset. Welcome the beginning of the end and thrust towards your ensuing demise with true purpose.” More...

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Judas Priest And Behemoth To Headline Bloodstock

The organisers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival have confirmed that Polish blackened death metal veterans Behemoth and British heavy metal icons Judas Priest will be headlining the 2020 edition of the event on Saturday and Sunday respectively. The festival will take place from August 6th - 9th in Walton On Trent, Derbyshire.

The lineup is now as follows:

Devin Townsend
Behemoth
Judas Priest
Skindred
Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals
Paradise Lost
Gloryhammer
Vio-Lence
Dark Tranquility
Sacred Reich
The Black Dahlia Murder
Jinjer
Life Of Agony
Diamond Head
Butcher Babies More...

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Mur Premiere Full-Album Stream Of Brand New Album

French band Mur premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new album "Brutalism", which was released October 25th by Les Acteurs de l’Ombre Productions.

Check out now "Brutalism" in its entirety below.

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Unfathomable Ruination Premiere New Song & Video

Unfathomable Ruination premiere a new song and music video "Protoplasmic Imprisonment", taken from their upcoming new album "Enraged and Unbound", which will be out in stores November 22 via Willowtip Records.

Check out now "Protoplasmic Imprisonment" below.

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Praise the Plague Premiere New Music Video

Berlin’s Praise the Plague premiere a new music video entitled "Torment", taken from their latest EP "Antagonist II", that was released on vinyl by Argonauta Records, on September 13th.

Check out now "Torment" below.

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