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Metal News for November 2, 2017

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17 news articles posted on this day.

Soulfly plays Nailbomb at Tampa Show

Those who follow closely the career of Brazilian Metal icon, Max Cavalera, know that Nailbomb's "Point Blank" (his album collaboration with Fudge Tunnel's Alex Newport) probably is one of the most in-your-face recordings the legendary musician has ever produced. That's why Soulfly's current American tour is so historically-poignant. The Cavalera's fronted band is playing the aforementioned 1994 classic album in its entirety. Of course, this is a reason to rejoice.

Soulfly—along with fellow openers Lody Kong and Harm's Way—visited one of Tampa Bay's premier music venues, The Orpheum, on November 1. They played "Point Blank" from start to finish, castigating the audience with classic Nailbomb fare like the rabid "Wasting Away," "24 Hour Bullshit", "Vai Toma No Cú" and "Cockroaches," among many others.

Even if the crowd was modest in numbers—let's remember that it happened on a week day, just after Halloween—the response of those present was tremendously energetic. Cavalera commanded the show with his down-to-earth-yet-larger-than-life stage persona. Song after song, he and his band kept everyone on edge, chanting, moshing, singing along and living the mayhem. No doubt, this Brazilian icon and his comrades still are at the top of their musical powers.

During that night at the Orpheum, Soulfly managed to perfectly channel "Point Blank's" sonic panache. They delivered the most punishing Metal performances witnessed by a Tampa Bay audience this year. If Soulfly visits your town during the remaining dates of this tour, make sure to go and see it. You will be blown away—Nailbomb style.

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Former Vital Remains Singer Passes Away

Former Vital Remains frontman Scott Wily, who was with the group from 2008 to 2012, has passed away according to his former bandmates. No cause of death has been announced as of yet. A posting on the official Vital Remains Facebook page by guitarist Tony Lazaro reads as follows:

"It is with heavy heart and deep sadness that i say Gator Gaeton Collier and I (Tony ) lost and old friend and singer of Vital Remains Scott Willey. I had just seen him this summer at Summer Slaughter Fest in July. And we had a nice conversation about alot of things. We told some road stories from the past and we had some good laughs. I will always remember the good times my friend.

"Until we me again for that next jam! Rest in Peace Brother ....My Condolences to his Family and friends! \m/" More...

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Thrashback Thursday: Fast As A Shark

In these times of trouble, with political and economic strife at home and abroad, human rights abuses and shows like Ex On The Beach, life can get you down pretty easily. Thursday has usually never been much of a day to look forward to, unless there's a decent sports game on, so we've decided to bring back one of our old columns to get your Thursdays off to a decent start. Every Thursday we'll be looking back on a metal song that's either a classic, a hidden gem or one which will make you say, "Oh! I haven't heard that in years!" Despite the title, it won't always be a thrash metal song, but it will be undisputed metal.

We kick off this reactivated retrospect with a look at one of Germany's all time greatest heavy metal bands, Accept. The band from the town of Solingen in the north of the Bergisches Land have a catalogue of awesome heavy metal staples and picking one is a hard choice, but "Fast As A Shark" has edged its way above many of the other anthems Accept have penned. The opening track from the group's 1982 album, "Restless and Wild" has been featured in a number of video games such as the metal themed adventure Brutal Legend and several films, including being played over one of the most awesome scenes in film history, towards the end of the Italian horror favourite, "Demons," wherein the main character rides a motorcycle through a cinema, decapitating creatures with a samurai sword, all to the sound of this metal masterpiece. More...

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Allegaeon Kicks Off North American Tour

Allegaeon kicks off a month-long North American tour supporting Ne Obliviscaris in San Francisco, California. The journey will run through December 4th in Anaheim, California. See all confirmed dates below.

Allegaeon w/ Ne Obliviscaris:

11/02/2017 Whisky A Go Go - Los Angeles, CA
11/03/2017 Beauty Bar - Las Vegas, NV
11/04/2017 Loading Dock - Salt Lake City, UT
11/05/2017 Globe Hall - Denver, CO
11/07/2017 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
11/08/2017 Dante's - Portland, OR
11/09/2017 Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC
11/11/2017 Dickens - Calgary, AB
11/13/2017 Park Theatre - Winnipeg, MB
11/14/2017 Amsterdam - St. Paul, MN
11/16/2017 Reggie's - Chicago, IL
11/17/2017 Foundry - Cleveland, OH
11/18/2017 Mavericks - Ottawa, ON
11/19/2017 Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC
11/20/2017 Sonia - Boston, MA
11/22/2017 Le Poisson Rouge - New York, NY
11/24/2017 Blind Tiger - Greensboro, NC
11/25/2017 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
11/26/2017 Haven - Orlando, FL
11/28/2017 Gasa Gasa - New Orleans, LA
11/29/2017 Rail Club - Ft. Worth, TX
11/30/2017 Acadia Live - Houston, TX
12/01/2017 Come & Take It Live - Austin, TX
12/03/2017 Club Red - Phoenix, AZ
12/04/2017 Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA

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Dead Quiet Debuts Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Dead Quiet debuts the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Grand Rites", which will be released on November 3 via Season Of Mist.

Check out now "Grand Rites" in its entirety below.

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Bizarre Premieres New Song "Psyche"

After announcing changes in their line-up, spanish death metal band Bizarre has now launched a single track in form of a lyric-video which shows their development featuring new vocalist and bassist, which serves as an appetizer for their upcoming debut album for 2018.

The new song is entitled "Psyche" and you can watch the video below.

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Arsis Premieres A Medley Of New Songs

Arsis premieres a medley of new songs without vocals via a playthrough video below. States Malone on the new album:

"Since the conclusion of the touring cycle for Unwelcome, myself and the members of Arsis have been busy with other projects, but I'm happy to announce that a new album is almost finished! After returning home from a tour with Necromancing The Stone last March, I began writing for the next Arsis release and soon found myself completely consumed in the process. I don't want to make an incredibly bold statement and say something to the effect of 'it's our best effort since (insert the highest regarded album title here)' but I can say that I have not been this focused on a project since working on A Diamond for Disease. I feel that this focus is reflected in the music and I look forward to the album's completion."

Check out now the medley below.

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Video Nasties Premieres New Song "Transvoltum"

Liverpool metal supergroup Video Nasties - featuring members of Iron Witch, Magpyes, SSS and The Bendal Interlude - premieres its debut single titled "Transvoltum".

Check out now "Transvoltum" below.

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Sar Isatum Debuts New Track "Chenoo"

Colorado based black metal unit Sar Isatum (Sumerian, meaning "King of Fire") debuts a new song called "Chenoo", taken from the band's upcoming debut album "Shurpu", which will be out in stores November 20, 2017 via Bandcamp. The cover artwork was done by Mark Cooper of Mindrape Art.

Check out now "Chenoo" below.

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Crypts of Despair Premieres New Song

Lithuania’s death metal outfit Crypts of Despair premieres a new song entitled "Path To Vengeance", taken from the upcoming debut album "The Stench of the Earth", which will be released on November 24 by Testimony Records.

Check out now "Path To Vengeance" below.

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Tongues Debuts "Theophagous Wounds Of Earth"

Danish band Tongues debuts a new song titled "Theophagous Wounds Of Earth", taken from the upcoming new album "Hreilia", which will be released by I, Voidhanger Records on December 8. The album features painted cover art by the band’s vocalist A. Lovmand, and he also recorded, mixed, and mastered the album. Francesco Gemelli was responsible for art direction and design.

Check out now "Theophagous Wounds Of Earth" below.

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Shining Premieres New Song "Gyllene Portarnas Bro"

Sweden's Shining premieres its new song “Gyllene Portarnas Bro“, taken from the band's forthcoming album "X – Varg Utan Flock". The outing which will be released on January 05th via Season Of Mist.

Comments Niklas Kvarforth of the song: More...

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Strife Announces New Live DVD/Album

Strife has a new live DVD/album titled “Live At The Troubadour” set for release on the Black Friday ‘Record Store Day ‘, November 24th via WAR Records. The outing features a live set which was recorded at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA on February 05th, 2005.

The ‘Record Store Day‘ edition of the release will be limited to 500 copies, featuring the DVD packaged along with a red vinyl pressing. Pre-orders can be found at war-rec.com. Songs performed on the effort include: More...

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Fit For An Autopsy’s Entire In-Studio Set Posted

Fit For An Autopsy‘s entire live in-studio performance at Rain City Recorders in Vancouver, BC has been released online in full below. The set is featured on the deluxe edition of the band's latest release, “The Great Collapse“, which is out in stores now.

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Pyralis (Disembodied, Etc.) Streaming Debut Demo

Pyralis, featuring vocalist Aaron Weseman of Disembodied alongside ex-members of Too Pure To Die, recently released its debut demo on Bandcamp. You can stream that two track offering below:

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(hed)p.e. Announces European/UK Tour

(hed)p.e. will be out on tour throughout UK and Europe early next year. Dates booked include:

01/12 Milton Keynes, UK – The Craufurd Arms
01/13 Derby, UK – The Hairy Dog
01/14 Doncaster, UK – Woolpack
01/15 Huddersfield, UK – The Parish
01/16 Swansea, UK – Sin City
01/17 Bristol, UK – Bierkeller
01/18 Stafford, UK – Redrum
01/19 Basingstoke, UK – Sanctuary
01/20 Bridgwater, UK – Cobblestones
01/21 Plymouth, UK – The Hub More...

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Wolf King Premieres New Video & Song

Prosthetic Records just signed "blackened hardcore" outfit Wolf King. The band has a new eleven song album titled “Loyal To The Soil” set for a spring release through Prosthetic Records. The album has been recently tracked with producer Cody Fuentes. You can watch Wolf King's new video “Loyal To The Soil Pt. 1” below.

The band is also set for the following U.S. run with Empyrean Throne in December: More...

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