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Metal News for October 30, 2019

Last updated on November 20, 2019 at 2:07 PM ET

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Moonspell And Rotting Christ Enchant London

Despite it being Halloween tomorrow, everyone seems to be focused on Christmas already. For metal fans in London however, Christmas came early, despite an eight month wait, as Moonspell and Rotting Christ stormed into the capital to lay waste to all in their path. Both bands initially made their name with black metal releases but have evolved into some of the more unique bands in extreme metal, utilising Gothic and world music influences over the course of their careers to forge two amazing legacies. When it was announced that the two would be embarking on an extensive European tour together, it was something which simply could not be missed.

Opening the night was Silver Dust, a Belgian group very much focused on visuals. The band makes full use of a mirror like video screen they've brought on stage, which includes a guitarist Tiny Pistol dueling with an on screen phantom, trading off parts of the famous Bach composition, "Toccata and Fugue in D minor." The whole performance is very much like a circus show, complete with with vocalist Lord Campbell in full ringmaster mode, sporting a top hat and everything. As for the music itself, it's good. Very good in fact. They might not win over many of the black metal fans in the audience, but for those who appreciate showmanship, catchy tunes with a Gothic twist and something completely different, Silver Dust are a must see. A wonderful way to kick things off. More...

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Jinjer Posts "Pit Of Consciousness" Video Online

Rising Ukrainian metal stars Jinjer has posted a new music video online for the song, "Pit Of Consciousness." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's latest album, "Macro," which was released last week through Napalm Records.

"This is a song that can be applied to each of us in the band. Living a life at a full pace after years of touring, have we accidently let someone else in our heads and become foreigners to ourselves? Holding on to the hope that we can keep those doors shut ..."
- Eugene / Jinjer More...

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Dvne Signs To Metal Blade

Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome Dvne to its worldwide roster! Founded in 2013, Dvne is a 5-piece progressive rock/metal band from Edinburgh, Scotland. With highly dynamic compositions venturing from delicate and intricate melodies to crushing and brutal soundscapes, Dvne's music takes its listeners through a deeply emotional journey filled with dystopian thematics, grand narrative, and other-worldly landscapes. Fans can expect their upcoming 2nd full-length album - and Metal Blade debut - in 2020.

Dvne comments: "We are over the moon to announce that we have joined forces with Metal Blade Records. Working with such a legendary label and being among so many bands that have inspired us throughout the years is a huge honor. Having just finished recording our next album, we are beyond thrilled on how far we've pushed our music and ourselves, and can't wait to unveil it to you all with the support of one of the most iconic record labels in heavy music." More...

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Two More Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal 2020

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise has confirmed that Norwegian black metal veterans Kampfar and thrash metal favourites Flotsam And Jetsam are the latest bands to be announced for the 2020 edition of the event. This brings the number of bands up to thirteen, 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
Flotsam And Jetsam
Haggard
Kampfar
Leaves Eyes
Moonsorrow
Origin
Sortilège
Venom
Wintersun

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Children Of Bodom Posts New Music Video Online

Finland's melodic death superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM have released an official animated video for the title track of their latest album, Hexed. The RMIT University in Australia spent the last 15 weeks working on the video, with producers Aaron McLoughlin and Simon Norton spending around 3000 working hours with their team to create the video. Check it out below.

Aaron states: "As always, we like to come up with something that suits what the band is all about, so we drew inspiration from the song lyrics as well as the monochromatic imagery found in Children of Bodom’s videos and album art. We decided a black and white horror film would be cool - set on a lake, of course! And we had to include a Roy cameo appearance, obviously! Although Hexed is a fast track, it’s also particularly measured in the way it plays out over the 5-minute duration, so part of the fun was crafting a cinematic narrative that flows with the amazing technical precision of the music. The animation students at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia are some of the most talented rising stars in the world, and I think they’ve done a terrific job on this project. Animating metal videos is such a fun thing to do at university, and the team felt very honoured creating this film for Children of Bodom."

Bassist Henkka adds: "It’s such a cool thing to have a video of one my favourite tracks of the album. And the fact it’s made by Aaron and his 25 students in Australia is even cooler. The black and white calm mood suits perfectly to this not-so-calm song. The lake and it’s reflection makes a perfect ending for it." More...

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Shaping The Legacy Premiere New Song & Music Video

Texas based technical metalcore outfit Shaping The Legacy - featuring ex-Upon A Burning Body drummer Juan Hinojosa - premiere a new song and music video called "Escape".

Check it out below.

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Caïna Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Caïna premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Gentle Illness", which will be out in stores this Friday, November 1st via Season of Mist (USA), and Apocalyptic Witchcraft (Europe).

Check out now "Gentle Illness" in its entirety below.

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T.O.M.B. Premiere New Song & Music Video

Pennsylvania-based black metal band T.O.M.B. premiere a new song entitled "Decapitation of the Gods", taken from their upcoming new album "Thin the Veil", which will be out today on CD and vinyl via Dark Essence Records.

Check out now "Decapitation of the Gods" below.

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One Decade (The Ghost Inside) Premiere New Song

The Ghost Inside drummer Andrew Tkaczyk premiere a new song from his side project One Decade. The standalone track “Dead Star” can be streamed below and will land on streaming services on November 02nd.

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Norma Jean Premiere New Music Video

Norma Jean premiere an official music video for their latest track “Safety Last“. That single can be found on the group’s new outing “All Hail“, which was released this past Friday, October 25th.


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