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Metal News for October 7, 2019

Last updated on November 16, 2019 at 5:38 AM ET

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8 news articles posted on this day.

Prong To Release New EP Next Month

Like few other contemporary metal bands, Prong are synonymous with a down-to-earth attitude, stamina and a close bond with their fans.

"Since the beginning of our career, we’ve done almost everything ourselves," guitarist, vocalist and band founder Tommy Victor looks back at the group’s intense and extremely strenuous early phase in the 1980s. "Not only did we write songs and record albums, we also managed the band, looked after the merchandise, sent demos to clubs and booked vans. Then there were a few years with record companies and agencies involved to support us. Today we’re back to the beginning, we’ve come full circle."

The latest feat proves Prong’s great commitment: A new EP, available on Digi-CD and 12" vinyl, featuring two brand-new studio recordings and three live cuts, will be out on Steamhammer/SPV from November 29. The EP’s title is "Age Of Defiance." The digital single, "End Of Sanity" will arrive on October 25 to herald this thoroughly accomplished recording. More...

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Nervosa's Full Rock In Rio Set Available Online

This past weekend saw another highly successful of Brazil's Rock In Rio festival occur, which featured performances from such names as Iron Maiden, Scorpions, Helloween and Sepultura. There were plenty of younger bands on the bill too, including thrash metal trio Nervosa, whose full set, along with a short interview in Portuguese, can be viewed below.

Nervosa released their latest album, "Downfall Of Mankind" last year through Napalm Records, which marked their first record with drummer Luana Dametto. More...

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Sepultura Reveals New Album Details

During their performance at Rock in Rio Festival last Friday, Brazilian metal icons Sepultura unveiled the first details of their upcoming studio album, and now want to make it official for their worldwide fan base; the band's next full-length release will be a thrilling concept album titled "Quadra," scheduled to see the light of day in early 2020 through Nuclear Blast Records.

After relentless touring for their previous opus Machine Messiah, released in 2017, the Latin American quartet returned to the legendary Fascination Street Studios to once again work with producer Jens Bogren. "Quadra" saw the band pushing their own mental and physical boundaries and has been one of their hardest albums to complete, as singer Derrick Green explains:

"The experience was like no other time in the studio. I felt the preparation was key in making the recording process go as smoothly as possible. We were relentless each day giving everything that we had until complete exhaustion of the mind, body, and soul. This album is a direct result of the sign of the times. The music is an evolution needed to push ourselves to go further than we ever have." More...

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Nile Posts New Lyric Video Online

Technical death metal Egyptologists Nile are proud to reveal that their ninth studio album, 'Vile Nilotic Rites', will be released on November 1st via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band offers a lyric video for the second single and title track, "Vile Nilotic Rites," which can be seen below.

Karl Sanders comments, "'Vile Nilotic Rites' was a depraved yet fun song to write and record. Now that we are playing it live on tour, we are for sure enjoying sharing the song onstage with metal fans. 'Vile' is a catchy track with a lot of variety in the tempo; from crushing heavy, to irresistible mid-paced groove, to uptempo blasting. It also has a creeping, heavy evil vibe yet with just the right amount of technicality to be an undeniably fun blast to play. The lyrics are some of my favorite on the album as are the vocal performances, par excellence from Brian and Brad, as well as some extremely brutal yet tasteful and enjoyable drum work from George. 'Vile' was one of the first songs written for this album so we have certainly impatiently waited a long time to be able to bring this track to metal fans."

"Vile Nilotic Rites" tracklisting:
1. Long Shadows of Dread
2. Oxford Handbook of Savage Genocidal Warfare
3. Vile Nilotic Rites
4. Seven Horns of War
5. That Which is Forbidden
6. Snake Pit Mating Frenzy
7. Revel in their Suffering
8. Thus Sayeth the Parasites of the Mind
9. Where is the Wrathful Sky
10. The Imperishable Stars are Sickened
11. We are Cursed More...

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Alcest Announces European Tour

In February and March 2020 Alcest will hit the road again, this time in support of their upcoming studio album Spiritual Instinct that will see the light of day on October 25th. This headline tour will take them to our shores for two dates in March 2020, in Manchester and Bristol, following on from an extensive European run. The blackgaze pioneers are happy to announce that the French hardcore punk act Birds In Row as well as the Icelandic synth pop trio Kælan Mikla will support them on all 29 dates.

Neige comments: "We are so excited to finally reveal the European dates of our tour for Spiritual Instinct. We will be accompanied by Birds In Row from France and Kælan Mikla from Iceland. These are going to be special nights and we are really looking forward to see you all again."

See Alcest on one of these dates of their Spiritual Instinct European Tour: More...

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Watch Iron Maiden's Entire Rock In Rio Show

Watch Iron Maiden's entire nearly-two-hour performance at this year's edition of the Rock In Rio festival. The band's show took place this past Friday, October 4 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, and you can now stream it in pro-shot quality below.

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Nightstalker Premiere Full-Album Stream Of New CD

Greek quartet Nightstalker premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new album "Great Hallucinations", which was released on October 4 via Heavy Psych Sounds.

Check out now "Great Hallucinations" in its entirety below.

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Mind Power Premiere Full-Album Stream Of New EP

Mind Power (ex-A Life Once Lost) have finished their series of quarterly EP releases with the premiere of “Q4”. The effort features again various guests appearances:

01 – “Deprived” (feat. Mike Shaw of This Day Forward)
02 – “Misery Wins” (feat. Mike Schleibaum of Darkest Hour)
03 – “Trapped Down” (feat. Mike “Gunface” McKenzie of Wear Your Wounds/The Red Chord)
04 – “A Lingering Echo”

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