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Metal News for November 18, 2017

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16 news articles posted on this day.

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AC/DC Founder Malcolm Young Has Died Aged 64

Malcolm Young, arguably the backbone of Australian rock legends AC/DC, has sadly passed away at the age of 64, the band has announced. The cause of death is not yet known, but the guitarist had been battling dementia for a while, which caused him to leave the group in 2014. A statement on the AC/DC website reads as follows:

"Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young.

"Malcolm, along with Angus, was the founder and creator of AC/DC. With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band. As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary he was a perfectionist and a unique man. He always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted. He took great pride in all that he endeavored. His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed.

"As his brother it is hard to express in words what he has meant to me during my life, the bond we had was unique and very special. He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever.

"Malcolm, job well done." More...

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Nadir Premiere New Song "III A Matter Of Survival"

Hungarian band Nadir premiere a new song and lyric video called "Ice Age In The Immediate Future: III. A Matter Of Survival", 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 "Ice Age In The Immediate Future: III. A Matter Of Survival" below.

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Gorgon Debut New Single "Ishassara"

'Ishassara' is a short and tragic story written by Gorgon founder and vocalist Paul Thureau, taking place in ancient Crete: it's the story of a tortured man who has lived a life in pain, regrets and guilt, and who starts giving all his love and devotion to a goddess (Ishassara) asking her for peace of mind and soul.

Recorded at Hybreed Studios, produced by Jussi Kulomaa and mastered by Jaakko Viitalähde, ‘Ishassara’ is the first song released by the French band since 2016’s Titanomachy album and a track that is set to feature on the forthcoming full-length slated for release 2018.

Listen To 'Ishassara' below.

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Lifesick Announces European Tour

Danish metallic hardcore outfit Lifesick has announced a European tour which begins next week and runs through mid-December, providing support for Harley Flanagan on most the shows.

Lifesick is an overwhelmingly hard-hitting act who integrates elements of morbid, extreme metal into aggressive, mosh-primed hardcore. The band is currently in Dead Rat studio recording their follow up to 6.0.1 which was released in November 2016 on LP format via Southern Lord, and prior to that on CD format via FWH Records.

See Lifesick's official video for "In Love With Hate" below.

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Oblivion: "The Path Towards" Full-Length Streaming

Yesterday marked the long-anticipated release of The Path Towards... full-length from extreme metal titans Oblivion. The Path Towards... was recorded and engineered by Zack Ohren (Animosity, Suffocation, All Shall Perish, Cattle Decapitation, Fallujah et al) at Castle Ultimate Productions and features artwork by Daniel McBride (Black Label Society, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Chimera et al).

Stream The Path Towards... in full below.

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Dawn of Dissolution Release "Prophecy of Oblivion"

Local Houston metal band Dawn of Dissolution release their second CD Prophecy of Oblivion set to release locally in Houston, TX on November 30, 2017 during the show with Ne Obliviscaris and a world wide release on December 1, 2017.

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Toxic Shock Premiere Full-Album Stream Of New CD

Toxic Shock premiere the full-album stream of the band's new album "Twentylastcentury", out in stores now via This Charming Man Records.

Check out now "Twentylastcentury" in its entirety below.

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Cavalera Conspiracy Premiere New Music Video

Cavalera Conspiracy premiere their new music video for their song “Spectral War“. The band’s new album “Psychosis” arrived in stores yesterday, November 17th. Vocalist/guitarist Max Cavalera says of the clip:

“Our new video ‘Spectral War‘ was directed by the great tattoo artist, Paul Booth. It focuses on the idea of manipulating war through the ages! I’m very excited for the release of ‘Psychosis‘! Death/Thrash Metal is back to set the world on fire!!!”

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Tribulation Premiere New Music Video "The Lament"

A new music video for Tribulation‘s new track “The Lament” has been premiered online and can be watched below.

Robert Piel directed the clip with the band stating: More...

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SikTh: "The Future In Whose Eyes? Deluxe Editon

SikTh will release a deluxe edition of their latest album, “The Future In Whose Eyes?“, out on December 01st via Peaceville Records. Six bonus tracks will grace the outing, including:

13 – “Flogging The Horses” (live from ‘ArcTanGent‘ 2017)
14 – “Golden Cufflinks” (live from ‘ArcTanGent‘ 2017)
15 – “Philistine Philosophies” (live from ‘ArcTanGent‘ 2017)
16 – “The Peace I Crave” (“Vivid” reimagined)
17 – “No Light In The Well” (“Cracks Of Light” reimagined)
18 – “The Aura” (instrumental)

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#metoo: Slaves Fired By Artery Recordings

In the wake of allegations made against Slaves singer Jonny Craig, the band have been fired by their label, Artery Recordings. The label had just announced a planned January 12th release date for the band’s new outing “Beautiful Death“. It appears that growing pressure from several girls accusing Jonny Craig of diverse disturbing behaviour (see those allegations here) appear to have made them decide to drop the group.

Today the label issued the below brief statement:

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Ringworm Working On New Album

Ringworm announce that they have a new album in the works, sharing the below message via Facebook:

“So, We here at the RINGWORM Corporation, over this past summer/fall, have been in the writing, rehearsing and molding stage of a new collection of musical compositions for your consuming pleasures. Some of the most foul, and most diabolical ear worms to date. Stay tuned, as more news will begin to ooze through the cracks of RINGWORM‘S new album chrysalis.”

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Terror Universal Debut New Song "Make Them Bleed"

Terror Universal are streaming the title track from their upcoming release, “Make Them Bleed“. That album is presently scheduled for a January 19th release through Minus Head Records. It will feature guest spots from Disturbed‘s John Moyer on the track “Spines” and Fear Factory‘s Tony Campos on “Dead On Arrival“.

Speaking of this new song in particular, frontman Plague comments: More...

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Strife Premiere Live Clip For "Waiting"

Strife premiere a live clip for “Waiting” from their forthcoming “Live At The Troubadour” release streaming below. That set was captured during a show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA on February 05th, 2005. It will be released next Friday, November 24th, as part of the Black Friday ‘Record Store Day‘ event.

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Swift Debut New Track "Drawn And Quartered"

Swift are about to return with a new album titled “The Worst of All Things Possible“. The band describe it as being: “…a collection of songs from ideas that have been brewing for the past decade+.” A new track from it titled “Drawn And Quartered” can be found below. The aforementioned album is expected out next month.

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Did Machine Head Steal A Strapping Young Lad Riff?

The social media "riff police" has taken to calling out Machine Head's Robb Flynn for allegedly stealing a riff off of Strapping Young Lad‘s track “Love?” in their newly released single, “Beyond The Pale“. Check out both tracks below, and read Townsend and Machine Head vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn's discussion on the matter.


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