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Metal News for November 20, 2017

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11 news articles posted on this day.

Sepultura Announces Australian Tour Dates

Brazilian metal legends Sepultura has announced a string of headline shows in New Zealand and Australia, where they will be joined by special guests, Death Angel. Sepultura are currently promoting their fourteenth studio album, "Machine Messiah" which was released in January of this year through Nuclear Blast Records. Death Angel's last album, "The Evil Divide" was released last year and the band are reportedly working on new material.

The tour dates are as follows:

May 11 - Auckland - The Studio
May 12 - Wellington - San Fran
May 13 - Christchurch - The Foundry
May 15 - Melbourne - 170 Russell
May 16 - Adelaide - The Gov
May 18 - Brisbane - Eatons Hill Hotel
May 19 - Sydney - Metro Theatre
May 20 - Perth - Capitol

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Epica Announce Support Acts For Upcoming UK Tour

Dutch symphonic metal giants Epica are proud to announce the supports for their upcoming ‘The United Principle’ 2018 UK tour: Danish metal sensation Myrkur and US progressive metallers Oceans Of Slumber.

Tour dates:

06.04.18 Rock City – Nottingham
07.04.18 02 ABC 1 – Glasgow
08.04.18 O2 Academy – Bristol
10.04.18 Tivoli – Dublin
12.04.18 O2 Ritz – Manchester
13.04.18 O2 Forum - London More...

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Xenosis Unveil Album Art & Tracklisting For New CD

New Haven, Connecticut Progressive death metal legion Xenosis is proud to announce their forthcoming third full-length, Devour And Birth. Set for official release on January, 19th, 2018.

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An Evening With Knives Signs w/ Argonauta Records

Argonauta Records just signed Eindhoven based metal outfit An Evening With Knives, blurring the boundaries between post-metal, psychedelic rock and doom metal.

Since the release of their self-titled debut EP in the summer of 2015, this energetic three-piece have made quite an impression sharing the stage with acclaimed acts like Corrosion Of Conformity, Truckfighters, Elder etc.. More...

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Red Moon Architect Releases New Single

Finnish death doom band Red Moon Architect released their third full length album earlier this year and now they're back with a new song. 'Rising Tide' well presents the faster and more death metal influenced Red Moon Architect. The band starts their tour supporting Finnish doom metal band Swallow The Sun this week.

Watch "Rising Tide" below.

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Trespass Debut New Music Video "Momentum"

Heavy metal outfit Trespass have released a new music video for their song "Momentum", taken from the band's upcoming comeback album, "Footprints In The Rock", which will be released on January 12, 2018 via Mighty Music.

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Nova Premiere Two New Songs From Upcoming New CD

Black metal band Nova from Veneto, Italy premiere two new songs titled "Guerra per il Firmamento" and "Contro il Drago e il Toro", taken from their upcoming new album "Soli Contro il Mondo" (“alone standing against the world”), which will be released on December 18 by ATMF.

Check out now "Guerra per il Firmamento" and "Contro il Drago e il Toro" below.

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Blood of the Moon Debut New Song

Blood of the Moon debut a new song entitled "Devourer of the Flesh", taken from their upcoming new 7'' EP "Night Devourer", which was originally released as a digital single in September 2015.

Check out now "Devourer of the Flesh" below.

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Mephorash Premiere New Single "The Third Woe"

Occult black metal band from Uppsala, Sweden Mephorash premiere a new single entitled "The Third Woe", which will be released as a 7'' vinyl in December by Shadow Records.

Check out now "The Third Woe" below.

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Just For Fun

Watch A Metal Grandma Rock Out Onstage With FFDP

An elderly woman in her 70s was invited onstage during a show of the Five Finger Death Punch's ongoing European tour. A fan shared the following footage of that, which can be seen below:


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Inanimate Existence Singer Denies Rape Accusations

Yesterday we reported that The Faceless booted Inanimate Existence from their upcoming December mini-tour after a woman came forward alleging that she was raped by Inanimate Existence vocalist/guitarist Cameron Porras some ten years prior.

Now Cameron Porras himself publicly denies the allegations via a statement he just posted via his Facebook profile, which can be read below:

“Hey everybody I wanted to clear the air about whats been going on with us and The Faceless.

I want to preface this whole thing by saying I am 1000% against rape. It’s one of the most heinous things a human can do to another human that leaves life long mental damage and I wouldn’t nor couldn’t bring that kind of harm to someone. Anyone who knows me I’m sure will tell you that I’m a gentle person who doesn’t like confrontation and all I want is to make people happy.

Our band theme is all about spiritual growth and love that’s who I am. I know exactly who I am and will not let something like this change my outlook on life. I have never been to jail, never been to juvenile hall, never a violent crime, nothing. It’s all public record so feel free to check.

If you or someone you know has been raped PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GO TO THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY. That is the only way to achieve justice in a situation like this.

This situation has nothing to do with Ron or Scott and I’m sorry to them that they are lumped in with this situation.
So the story begins 10 or 11 years ago when I was in high school. My friend had a girlfriend who was really mentally unstable and would cut her wrists quite often and be sent to psych wards (There’s nothing wrong with that I have many many friends who deal with mental trauma daily.)

One day my friend calls me and tells me that she is telling everybody that I raped her. He also mentioned that she accused several other people around the same time. Him being my close friend since middle school did not believe for a second that I did because he knew both me and her very well.

At the time I told her the same thing I’d tell anyone in that situation, that she needs to go to the police if she was raped. It’s not a joke. It’s not some game. It’s a serious thing that cannot be taken lightly. She never did anything and never contacted me again and after her and my friend stopped seeing each other I never saw her again.

Now flash forward to yesterday morning. Ron wakes me up telling me that this girl is making allegations again to the faceless and I tried to explain myself but in todays world it doesnt seem to matter what the truth is, even an allegation is grounds for you to lose great opportunities.

This girl happens to be friends with ken from The Faceless and so they seemed to immediately want jump on the opportunity to blow up this literal high school drama on the internet 10 years later. I really wish that they would have handled it like adults because it’s not fair to any of the parties involved and especially its not fair to the many many women out there who really have been raped.

I refuse to entertain the faceless‘s detective fantasy. It’s not their place and they should be ashamed of themselves for taking away power from someone who has a real accusation. The police will help you, the faceless will cause an internet shit storm (which is all she wanted in the first place)

Situations like these really show you who really knows you and has your back and I’m lucky to have good friends who stand by me. I will not let this women destroy who I am. I will continue writing music about love, growth, and understanding. As a free thinking person myself I implore all of you to think for yourself and not get caught up in this whirlwind of hate.

This will be my only public statement about this situation because I do not want to feed my positive energy into such a petty drama. It hurts my heart to think that someone out there may think it’s true =(

So like I said if you or someone you know was raped or abused or anything at all please seek justice immediately, it’s the best way to get actual evidence that will help your case. Just talking shit online is not the way to handle business and it’s harmful to our growth as a society.

I wish you all the best. Please be good to each other. We are all in this world together and no one deserves to be hurt.

With much love,


The girl herself later replied to The Faceless‘ post via Facebook, alleging that she was raped by Inanimate Existence frontman/guitarist Cameron Porras some ten years prior. In her post, she also says that two other girls have come forward with similar allegations since the story originally broke.

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