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Metal News for November 17, 2017

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25 news articles posted on this day.

Machine Head Posts New Song Online

American metal veterans Machine Head has posted a new song online entitled, "Beyond The Pale," which is available to listen to below. The song comes from their forthcoming new album, "Catharsis" which will be released through Nuclear Blast on January 26th and will feature fifteen new tracks. The record was produced by frontman Robb Flynn, who said about the album:

"I feel like metal could really infiltrate the mainstream with this album. And it needs to... now more than ever. A lot of consideration went into making these songs more identifiable to a wider audience. Simplifying ideas, simplifying hooks, really concentrating on story-telling as opposed to 'brutal poetry' or whatever. And while I’d love to say it was all some grand plan, there was no 'plan.' You never know where you’re going to end up whenever you start writing a record... you just write... but I tell ya what... we ended up with a landmark here.

"Whenever you finish an album, you always feel proud, but this time... we’ve got something really special. We can feel it. We know it. 'Catharsis' could really elevate our genre."

The tracklisting for "Catharsis" is as follows:

1. Volatile
2. Catharsis
3. Beyond The Pale
4. California Bleeding
5. Triple Beam
6. Kaleidoscope
7. Bastards
8. Hope Begets Hope
9. Screaming At The Sun
10. Behind A Mask
11. Heavy Lies The Crown
12. Psychotic
13. Grind You Down
14. Razorblade Smile
15. Eulogy More...

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In Flames Releases Surprise Covers EP

Swedish melodic death metal veterans In Flames has today released a four track covers EP entitled, "Down, Wicked and No Good." Appropriately, the song includes covers of the Alice In Chains song, "Down In A Hole," Chris Isaak's, "Wicked Game" and the Depeche Mode classic, "It's No Good," for which they have released a new music video. It also contains a live recording of the Nine Inch Nails staple, "Hurt."

Speaking on the Depeche Mode cover, the band said: "We’ve been fans of Depeche Mode since we were as young as 10. Getting to do our rendition of ‘It’s No Good’ showed us a different side of the song – it brought new meanings to us. We relate to the lyrics and power of the song so heavily that it almost feels as if we could have written it ourselves. They’re a band that we’ve always looked up to. Growing up, you either listened to Pop, Synths or Rock and even though we are a metal band, Depeche Mode inspired a lot of the electronic elements we use in our music today." More...

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Gene Simmons Banned From Fox News

Kiss bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has been banned from appearing on Fox News again after he disrupted a meeting at the station. Simmons was there to promote his new book, "On Power: My Journey Through The Corridors Of Power And How You Can Get More Power," when he reportedly barged into a staff meeting and shouted, "Hey chicks! Sue me!" before lifting up his shirt, telling jokes about Michael Jackson and paedophilia, hurling insults and tapping people on the head with his book. He was reported to the human resources department and promptly banned from the building for life.

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Marginal Premiere New Video "Fucked Up Society"

Powerful d-beat grind/crust/death band from Belgium, Marginal, have unleashed a new official video streaming below. The track is taken from Marginal's third full-length album 'Total Destruction'.

Check it out below.

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Jesus Piece Announce North American Tour

This week, Jesus Piece announces that they'll join Knocked Loose, Terror, and Stone on an extensive North American tour in early 2018. The newly-announced tour begins February 28th in Nashville, then circling through the US and Canada through all of March, the tour ending on April 1st in Jesus Piece's hometown of Philadelphia.

Additional tour dates for Jesus Piece will be announced in the coming weeks and throughout next year as the band records their debut LP for Southern Lord for release mid-year. More...

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Neck Of The Woods Debut "Nailbiter" Playthrough

Vancouver, British Colombia-based progressive/death metal Neck Of The Woods' guitarists Dave Carr and Travis Hein are shredding through a playthrough video for the scorching "Nailbiter," which hails from the band's recently-released debut full-length, The Passenger. With multiple camera angles capturing the slick, dueling axemanship, the video is paired with a breakdown of their PRS guitars, Orange stacks, and effects setups.

Check out Neck Of The Woods'' "Nailbiter" guitar playthrough video below.

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New Heart Premiere New Song "One Less Chain"

Indiana hardcore band New Heart has announced their new vocalist, Hayden French, with a new song, titled "One Less Chain," over at No Echo. "I have wanted to be in a Straight Edge band for years," shares French, "but never have had the opportunity. Being in a band focused on positivity, belief, and social change is a privilege. I’m grateful for the opportunity and ecstatic for what we have coming up in the future."

The band adds, "Hayden has given us a renewed passion for what we do and why we do it. We feel like he is the absolute best fit for this band and we couldn't be more excited for the new direction we're headed."

You can hear "One Less Chain" below.

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Atala To Release New Album "Labyrinth of Ashmedai"

After years of turning heads in the subterranean metal scene, Twentynine Palms, CA-based sludge/doom metal group Atala are rising above with the release of their most confident album yet - the full-length crusher Labyrinth of Ashmedai - out January 26, 2018 via Salt of the Earth Records.

onjuring grit-laced sludge inspired by their barren and often oppressive desert backdrop, ATALA grips the listener with reflective, crushing doom atmospheres dripping with stoner rock and experimental influences to boot. As with their last record, Shaman's Path of the Serpent, Labyrinth of Ashmedai was produced by Billy Anderson, recognized for his work with colossal bands such as Sleep, Melvins and Mastodon.

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The Ominous Circle Premiere "As The Worm Descends"

Mysterious Portuguese blackened death metal sect The Ominous Circle has completed an official video from the band's devastating debut LP, Appalling Ascension, which was released by 20 Buck Spin in January 2017.

The new video for "As The Worm Descends" was directed by Guilherme Henriques, its bleak presentation appropriately capturing the portentousness of the band's damaging ways. Cvlt Nation issues in part, "This video has some super creepy parasitic imagery that perfectly complements the dire and destructive tunes The Ominous Circle makes!"

See The Ominous Circle's "As The Worm Descends" below.

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Aosoth Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Aosoth streaming the full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "V: The Inside Scriptures", which will be out in stores later today via Agonia Records.

Check out now "V: The Inside Scriptures" in its entirety below.

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Rise Of The Northstar Recording New Album

Crossover metallers Rise Of The Northstar are currently hard at work recording the follow-up to their hit debut ‘Welcame’. The band travelled all the way to New York and entered the Silver Cord Studio to record with Gojira's very own Joe Duplantier.

Commented the band: "If touring in Japan was always our goal, making an album in New York, one of the most influential cities in the world, with Joe Duplantier producing, is one big challenge.
We’re here to enhance our blend of metal and rap and to take it to the next level. Each corner of this town is a visual mirror of the thickness of our sound. We’re gonna soak in Brooklyn and sweat it back out on record."

Added Duplantier: "I'm excited to contribute to this album. Rise Of The Northstar is badass. Their approach of music is so direct, and they drive their career the same way. Definitely a great experience for me."

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Brody's Militia Sign With Horror Pain Gore Death

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions have signed Kentucky's hardcore thrash blasters
Brody's Militia and are set to release their new collection discography entitled Early Days December 15 on CD and Digital formats.

Everything has been painstakingly remastered by Mammoth Sound Studios for a maximum high-fidelity assault. Includes twelve page booklet with lyrics, info and artwork with audio remastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound

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Redemptor Debut New Song "Enormous, Absolute"

Polish death metal outfit Redemptor debut a new song entitled "Enormous, Absolute", taken from their upcoming new album "Arthaneum", which will be out in stores November 30th via Selfmadegod.

Check out now "Enormous, Absolute" below.

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Lucifer’s Hammer Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

Lucifer’s Hammer premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Victory Is Mine", which will be out in stores December 15, 2017 on Shadow Kingdom Records.

Check out now "Victory Is Mine" in its entirety below.

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Dead Medusa Streaming New Clip For "Riff City"

Dead Medusa debut a new video for "Riff City", taken from their debut EP of the same name, out in stores now via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Riff City" below.

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Nadir Premiere New Song & Lyric Video "Fragmented"

Hungarian band Nadir premiere a new song and lyric video called "Fragmented", taken from their upcoming new album "The Sixth Extinction", which will be out in stores on December 4 by GrimmDistribution (Belarus) and NGC Prod (Hungary).

Check out now "Fragmented" below.

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Come Back From the Dead Debut New Song

Spanish band Come Back From the Dead debut a new song entitled "Vomits of A Demonic Infestation", taken from their upcoming new album " Caro Data Vermibus", which will be released digitally and on CD by Transcending Obscurity Records on November 30.

Check out now "Vomits of A Demonic Infestation" below.

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The Plot In You Premiere New Song & Music Video

The Plot In You premiere a new song and video titled "Not Just Breathing", taken from their upcoming new album "Dispose", which will be out in stores February 16th via Fearless Records.

Check out now "Not Just Breathing" below.

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In This Moment Announce North American Tour

In This Moment announce their headlining "The Witching Hour Tour", which starts early next year with P.O.D., New Years Day and Ded. Check all dates below:

01/16 Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
01/17 Augusta, GA – Miller Theater
01/19 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
01/20 Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
01/26 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution More...

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Iron Maiden’s Eddie "M.U.S.C.L.E" Figures Coming

Super 7 have been pairing the "M.U.S.C.L.E" toy franchise with various properties lately, including "Masters Of The Universe", "Mega Man" etc.

Now Iron Maiden's band mascot Eddie looks to be next in line. Some early sculpts of Eddie can be seen below. The new Eddie line is expected to be out in stores this December.


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For All Eternity Debut New Music Video "Vacated"

For All Eternity debut a new music video for their song “Vacated“. Their new full-length, “The Will To Rebuild“, will be out in stores on December 15th via Facedown Records.

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High On Fire Writing New Album

High On Fire appear to be in the midst of writing a new album according to photographer Alyssa Herrman, who recently took some promo shots of the band. Her instagram posts can be seen below:

High on Fire showing how stoked they are to be writing the new album ??????

Ein Beitrag geteilt von Alyssa Herrman (@fotophortress) am


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American Me Premiere New Music Video

American Me premiere a video for “Anti Life Equation” off their new EP, “Still Firing“, out in stores today via Rise Records. The song features a guest turn from Fire From The Gods vocalist AJ Channer.

Check it out below.

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Volumes Frontman Gus Farias To Enter Rehab

Volumes frontman Gus Farias announces that he intends to enter rehab next week to seek treatment for his drug addiction issues. His decision was apparently motivated by yesterday’s death of rapper Lil Peep of a substance overdose. Tells Farias via Twitter:


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Hermida Responds To Sexual Misconduct Allegations

After the recent allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against Suicide Silence/All Shall Perish singer Eddie Hermida (we reported yesterday), the frontman has now issued the below statement. Earlier this week a girl named Verena Celis, from Vienna, Austria publicly accused Hermida via Twitter of conducting an emotionally abusive sexual online relationship while she was only 17 and he was 32. Hermida‘s just reached out with the following statement below:

“I apologize, first and foremost, to Verena, that she feels hurt, manipulated, and otherwise distressed by any of our past communication. I want to apologize to the people who support my work as a musician (both the fans and behind the scenes) for the discomfort, distrust, and damage these allegations have caused. More...

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