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Metal News for November 13, 2019

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7 news articles posted on this day.

Enslaved Posts New Music Video Online

There is ample reason to celebrate: Enslaved have once again joined forces with Nuclear Blast, to spread the music of the Norwegian avant-garde metallers all around the globe. With that, band and label renew a collaboration that has been ongoing for around ten years and two years ago produced the universally lauded album E.

Band founding member and guitarist Ivar Bjornson stated about the re-signing:
"It is with great pleasure we re-sign our record deal with Nuclear Blast worldwide! We have been working together for more or less a decade, and it has been an individed positive experience. They have both the heart to grasp our musical visions, and the business-muscles to spread them out into the world. When you add personal friendships with the wonderful people in America, U.K. and Germany it is simply an ideal situation for us to be in. Onwards, forwards and in all directions!"

To mark the occasion, Enslaved present a stunning new music video filled with atmospheric imaginery for their interpretation of "What Else Is There" by Norwegian electropop band Royskopp. The song is featured as a bonus track on the digipack CD and digital version of their latest album, "E." More...

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Beneath The Massacre Signs With Century Media

After seven long years of silence around the Canadian technical death metal force, Beneath The Massacre announces their signing with Century Media Records. The new album, entitled Fearmonger, will be released on February 28.

Beneath The Massacre states: “We are happy to announce we have signed with Century Media Records. It is truly an honour to work with such an iconic label in metal and couldn't have asked for a better place to call home for our next records. We cannot wait to unveil more details about the new album and share what we've been working on.”

Century Media Records Director Philipp Schulte says: "We are very happy to welcome Canada’s finest technical death metal band, the mighty Beneath The Massacre, to Century Media Records. Their new album Fearmonger not only showcases an insane amount of brutality, it also lifts the bar of the technically and physically feasible. The level of accuracy and precision has no equal, while the band manages to still write transparent, coherent and extremely strong songs. Watch out!”

Futhermore there is the chance to experience Beneath The Massacre live on stage again. By the end of November Beneath The Massacre will embark on a European Tour supporting Archspire with Vulvodynia and Inferi. See below for the exact dates. More...

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Stam1na And Finntroll Confirmed For 70000 Tons

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise have confirmed another two bands from Finland will be joining the event next year. Now among the ranks are folk metal favourites Finntroll and heavy metal veterans Stam1na. This brings the number of bands up to thirty, 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:

Aether Realm
Archon Angel
At The Gates
Devin Townsend
Flotsam And Jetsam
Grave Digger
Kissin' Dynamite
Leaves Eyes
Michael Schenker Fest
Omnium Gatherum
The Agonist

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The Raven Age Posts New Music Video Online

The Raven Age have released a video for "The Face That Launched A Thousand Ships", a track from the band's "Conspiracy" album. The song showcases the softer side of the English melodic metal band - highlighting the vocal quality of Matt James.

"We shot this video whilst on tour in the United States, in the desert just outside Las Vegas,” shares guitarist George Harris on the new video, which was filmed during the Legacy Of the Beast Tour with Iron Maiden earlier this year. “We thought it would help paint the picture of the story of Helen of Troy which is what the song’s written about." More...

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Oceans Releases New Album Trailer

Last week, Austrian-German post death metallers Oceans released "We Are The Storm," the first single from their upcoming debut album "The Sun And The Cold," which will be released on January 10, 2020 via Nuclear Blast. Today the group unveils a haunting new album trailer, giving insight into the topics that the band covers on the new record. Experience their "Dark Room" below.

Produced by Timo Rotten himself, "The Sun And The Cold" was recorded at Timo Rotten Studios in Vienna, Austria and Lightmountain Studios in Berlin, Germany, whilst mixing and mastering duties were handled by André Hofmann at Hofmann Studios. Even the album artwork was created by the band, which highlights their dedication to the cause and DIY ethos. More...

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Seven Spires Posts New Single Online

Seven Spires is an American metal quartet who draw influence from across the metal spectrum and beyond to tell their tales of demons, death, love and the peculiarities of the human condition.
"Emerald Seas" is their second album and is a highly emotional, dark and theatrical epic. Released via Frontiers, the band have joined the label’s rapidly expanding metal roster.

For the first single from the record, vocalist Adrienne Cowan states: “‘Succumb’ was written in Boston while we were attending college at Berklee. It began as vocals and piano, and we fleshed out the rest of the arrangement together. Everyone has their own experiences and will interpret the lyrics in their own way, but in the story of 'Emerald Seas’ the main character has departed on a long journey and is indulging in memories of someone special instead of focusing on their quest. It's a bittersweet one... but aren't they all?”

As hinted above, "Emerald Seas" itself is a theatrical concept work and is the prequel to the story of the band's debut full-length release, "Solveig." It follows a lone sea captain on his quest for eternal life while being hunted by an ancient beast and struggling with loneliness, sacrifice, alcoholism and the unexpected weight that comes with achieving one’s goals. Seven Spires’ signature blend of melancholic beauty and emotional brutality on ‘Emerald Seas’ is the sonic manifestation of the silent emptiness that can chill the insides when staring across bleak, open waters. More...

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Amaranthe Posts Drum Cam Video Online

Last month, Nuclear Blast announced the signing of modern metal outfit Amaranthe. To break up the recording sessions for their upcoming, yet-untitled 2020 studio album, the Swedish/Danish group kick off their 8-date »Helix Nordic Tour 2019« next week. In anticipation of the tour and to give fans a taster of what they can expect at the shows, Amaranthe have launched a drum cam video, in which Morten Løwe Sørensen can be seen performing the track 'Call Out My Name' during their show at the Ice Hall in Helsinki on February 16, 2019. Watch the video by Antti Kangasaho below. More...

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