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Metal News for November 16, 2018

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24 news articles posted on this day.

Within Temptation Posts New Lyric Video Online

Within Temptation will release their seventh album, "Resist," on December 14th via Spinefarm Records/Universal Music. You can watch a lyric video for the song "Raise Your Banner", featuring In Flames vocalist Anders Fridén, below.

"Resist" marks a departure from the Within Temptation's past. The record is armed with 10 anthemic tracks, driven by grand melodies and dark hooks. It brings a futuristic take on metal to the table - both instrumentally and thematically.

"Resist is a true milestone for us. If it wasn't for Resist, Within Temptation wouldn't be here anymore," the band stated.

"With this record, we've taken inspiration from modern music and gave it a face - a very dark one," said singer Sharon den Adel. "Sometimes, it feels that today's pop music lacks a rebellious edge. Our main goal was to collect pieces from sounds we did like and roughen it up as much as we could, resulting in a surprisingly new musical world that is heavier, dirtier and more futuristic than we’ve ever created before. Resist is our take on metal in a new way: to give modern music its rebellious edge." More...

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Queensryche Posts New Lyric Video Online

Progressive metal legends Queensryche has posted a new lyric video online for the song, "Man The Machine." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's forthcoming new album, "The Verdict," which is scheduled to be released on March 1st through Century Media Records.

"We are excited to reveal the first full song 'Man the Machine' from our upcoming album, The Verdict. This is just a small taste of what is to come, and we look forward to unveiling more tracks and videos as we approach the official album release date of March 1st, 2019 via Century Media," states Queensrÿche singer Todd La Torre about the new single and album. More...

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Born Of Osiris Reveals New Album Details

American metalcore outfit Born Of Osiris has announced that they will be releasing a new studio album, "The Simulation" through Sumerian Records on January 11th. In preparation for the release, the group has released a new music video for the song, "The Accursed," which can be found below, along with the album's artwork and tracklisting.

Lee McKinney (guitars) states: "The first single and video for 'The Accursed' plays exactly off of the album titles and themes. People are stuck and addicted to machines, social media, virtual realities and anything that creates a life or reality that's not their own. Our phones have become an extension of ourselves, a body part. We play games or throw on virtual headsets that literally suck us out of the reality we live and into a fantasy. What's the future going to look like, a simulation? Could the simulation have already begun?

"Also, this new album keeps the integrity high across the board. I want to make the best songs I could for the people who are listening (and myself), and I want to perform them to their best ability on stage to give the people attending our shows those ‘wow' moments. We want to give them those concert memories that'll last a lifetime." More...

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BillyBio Posts New 360° Video Online

BillyBio, the solo project from Biohazard guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei, has posted a new 360° video online for the song, "Rise And Slay." The song comes from the forthcoming album, "Feed The Fire" which will be released on November 30th through AFM Records.

"I love the beginning of a band’s career when the spirit is raw and unbridled, the fire still burning strong in their hearts, you know the feeling, when everything is new and fresh AF!! I wanted to capture this moment of the group and preserve that early live intensity in 360 degrees, like you are there with us! I always drive directors insane with my ideas but in the end, Reinout Hellenthal helped me capture the high-powered live experience and bring you on stage with us during the chaos! You can watch this video 100 times and still find new details, don’t forget to look up!" - BillyBio

Billy Graziadei recently spoke with us about "Feed The Fire," Powerflo and more subjects, which you can read here. More...

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Venom Posts New Song Online

British black metal creators Venom has posted a new song online entitled, "Bring Out Your Dead." You can listen to the track below. The song is the first to be heard from their recently announced fifteenth album, "Storm The Gates," which will be released through Spinefarm Records on December 14th and is comprised of the following tracks:

1. Bring Out Your Dead
2. Notorious
3. I Dark Lord
4. 100 Miles To Hell
5. Dark Night (Of The Soul)
6. Beaten To A Pulp
7. Destroyer
8. The Mighty Have Fallen
9. Over My Dead Body
10. Suffering Dictates
11. We The Loud
12. Immortal
13. Storm The Gates More...

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Metal Church Posts New Music Video Online

West coast metal veterans Metal Church will release their 12th full length studio album "Damned If You Do" via Nuclear Blast Records on December 7th 2018 (Rat Pak Records/America & King Records/Japan). The latest release is the follow-up to their highly successful 2016 album XI, which saw the return of legendary front man Mike Howe. "Damned If You Do" is a cross between the band's iconic "Blessing In Disguise" and "The Human Factor." This new offering features ten fully-charged, classic-metal influenced songs showcasing the sound that has garnered the band a solid fan base for over 3 decades.

Today, the band has launched the third single from their upcoming offering entitled 'By The Numbers'. The video tells the story of a successful businessman who leads a double life as a lead singer in a metal band, something Mike Howe knows all too well. The video for "By The Numbers" can be seen below. More...

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Dream Theater Singer Guests On Last Union Single

Italian progressive metal band, Last Union, featuring Mike LePond (Symphony X) on bass, Uli Kusch (ex-Helloween, ex-Masterplan) on drums, and as guest James LaBrie (Dream Theater) on vocals, have released a new music video and single for "President Evil". The track is taken from their debut album, "Twelve," out on December 21st via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. Watch the clip below.

The album was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren, best known for his work with Arch Enemy, Symphony X, Devin Townsend, Angra, and Opeth, to name a few. The album artwork was created by Thomas Ewerhard (Avantasia, Rage, Threshold). More...

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ATR Guitarist's Death Being Treated As Suspicious

The Washington Pundit has reported that the death of All That Remains guitarist Oli Herbert is being treated as a potential murder, with his wife and a friend of hers suspected of killing the musician. It reports that the guitarist had made the decision to divorce his wife Beth and that his will had been changed the week before his death.

The Washington Pundit goes on to say: "For those who are questioning our sources and who we are, know we can’t say much at this time other than we are in close contact with Oli’s close friends and our CEO, Michael Stewart, is a former member of the metal band Motograter, whose former vocalist now fronts Five Finger Death Punch; a band very close to Oli. We aren’t outsiders. We know things the public doesn’t know. Our focus is to assure those who care about Oli that everything is being handled and Justice Will be Served."

"We’ve been in contact with a few people who are actively working to bring justice for Oli Herbert. While we can’t say much at this time, (at risk of hurting the case), just know justice will be served, despite what his wife is saying. The people that matter are gathering evidence, the truth and all the facts will be revealed at the appropriate time. Your fight for justice isn’t going unheard. Keep speaking up for Oli."

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Malevolent Creation Reveals New Album Details

“No one can destroy this Malevolent Creation” is a legendary line by the late, great Bret Hoffmann, who passed away on July 7th, 2018. Renowned and revered for his vicious vocal style and unique onstage presence, Hoffmann is impossible to replace, but co-founder Phil Fasciana decided to face the challenge and affirm the truth behind this lyric from the group’s 1991 debut “The Ten Commandments”.

Now, Malevolent Creation have confirmed January 18th as the release date for The 13th Beast, which introduces a new lineup consisting of Phil Cincilla (drums), Josh Gibbs (bass), Phil Fasciana (guitars) and vocalist/guitarist Lee Wollenschlaeger (Throne Of Nails, Imperial Empire). More...

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Danko Jones Invites Fans To Be In New Video

Toronto rockers Danko Jones have checked in with the following update:

"Listen up! Wanna be part of our next music video? Film us play our new track 'Burn In Hell' at one of our shows this upcoming European tour (starts tomorrow in Glasgow). Read instructions below. Thanks in advance!"

Participate In The Next Danko Jones Music Video

"On our upcoming European tour we’re encouraging you to film us when we’re performing our new song, 'Burn In Hell', using your smartphone (no DSLR Cameras or camcorders are allowed at the venue without permit). We would also like to see you (and your friends) on your way to the concert, pre-partying, having a good time, etc. We will announce when 'Burn In Hell' is gonna be played, so don’t forget to enjoy the rest of the show.

Please use horizontal video mode (landscape). Send a download link to video@dankojones.com, using for example WeTransfer.com, DropBox.com, Google Drive, etc. if possible. Attachements are fine if they're not huge. By sending your video to us you agree that we may use and cut it the way we see fit." More...

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Chrome Division Posts New Lyric Video Online

Infernal hard rockers, Chrome Division, have released their fifth and final studio album, "One Last Ride," which celebrates the band's fifteenth anniversary with heavy riffs, catchy melodies and roaring engines.

For this last trip, the Norwegians led by Dimmu Borgir's Shagrath once again got their original singer Eddie Guz on board and with "I'm On Fire Tonight", the new single from the album. Watch the lyric video for the song below. More...

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Rotting Christ Reveals New Album Details

Athens based black metal legends Rotting Christ has announced that their forthcoming new studio album, "The Heretics," will be released through Season of Mist Records on February 15th. The artwork, which is created by Greek artist Maximos Manolis, and the track list can be viewed below. This will be the band's first studio album since 2016's, "Rituals," though in between they have released the double disc compilation "Their Greatest Spells."

1. In The Name of God
2. Vetry Zlye
3. Heaven and Hell and Fire
4. Hallowed Be Thy Name
5. Dies Irae
6. I Believe
7. Fire God And Fear
8. The Voice of the Universe
9. The New Messiah
10. The Raven More...

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Roadkiller Premiere Full-Album Stream Of New EP

Thrash metal unit Roadkiller are now streaming the entirety of their self-titled EP. The album is highly recommended for fans of Megadeth, Motorhead and Exhorder.

Listen/Buy/Stream the EP below:

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Kosm Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Kosm premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Cosmonaut", which will be out in stores later today via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Cosmonaut" in its entirety below.

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Ævangelist Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Ævangelist premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Matricide in the Temple of Omega", which will be out in stores later today via I, Voidhanger.

Check out now "Matricide in the Temple of Omega" in its entirety below.

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Hatchets For Hands Premiere New Song "Bad Men"

San Francisco-based metal outfit Hatchets For Hands premiere a new single called "Bad Men" streaming for you via SoundCloud below.

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Nailed To Obscurity Premiere New Song & Video

German doom-influenced melodic death metal band Nailed To Obscurity premiere the title track from their upcoming new album "Black Frost", which will be out in stores January 11th via Nuclear Blast.

Check out now "Black Frost" below.

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Deadborn Premiere New Song "Sense Of Delight"

German death metal band Deadborn premiere a new song called "Sense Of Delight", taken from their upcoming new album "Dogma Anti God", which will be out in stores December 7th via Apostasy Records.

Check out now "Sense Of Delight" below.

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Noctambulist Premiere "Atmosphere of Desolation"

Colorado band Noctambulist premiere the title track of their upcoming new album "Atmosphere of Desolation", which will be released by Helter Skelter Productions on January 21st.

Check out now "Atmosphere of Desolation" below.

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Lionheart Premiere New Music Video “Vultures”

Lionheart premiere a new music video for their track “Vultures“. The track itself appears on the band’s latest effort, “Welcome To The West Coast II” which hit stores last November.

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Cognitive & Micawber U.S. Tour Announced

Cognitive, Micawber and Hath will be out on the road touring the East Coast together in January. Below’s where that run will hit:

01/10 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
01/11 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
01/12 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
01/13 Greenville, NC – Backdoor Skatepark
01/14 Greensville, SC – Radio Room
01/16 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
01/20 Pensacola, FL – Chizuko
01/23 Roanoke, VA – Front Row
01/24 Ravenswood, WV – The Landing
01/25 Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
01/26 Baltimore MD – Raven Inn
01/27 Harrisburg, PA – JB Lovedrafts

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Born Of Osiris Bassist Steps Down From Band

Born Of Osiris announce that their bassist David Darocha has stepped down from the band. In his place the group have tapped Nick Rossi (In Motive/ex-City In The Sea).

States the band:

“We want to officially state that our brother, David, has decided to take time away from the band to pursue other endeavors. We’re all family and wish him the very best. We are on great terms and will miss him on the road.

However, the show must go on and with that said, we are stoked to say that Nick Rossi is now a part of BOO. He’s an amazing person and very talented musician! We will see you all on the road for our dates with Killswitch Engage and more!”

Born Of Osiris' current touring plans can be found below: More...

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Weedeater East Coast U.S. Tour Announced

Weedeater announced a short run of East Coast headlining dates for December which can be seen below.

12/05 Chesapeake, VA – Riffhouse
12/06 Lancaster, PA – Lizard Lounge
12/07 Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
12/08 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
12/09 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie

As previously reported, January/February will find Weedeater out with Corrosion Of Conformity, Crowbar and more on this North American run: More...

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Warfare (Trapped Under Ice) Premiere Debut EP

Warfare, featuring Justice Tripp of Trapped Under Ice & Angel Du$t, pemiere their debut EP “Declaration“. You can stream that album in full below:

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