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Metal News for November 20, 2018

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13 news articles posted on this day.

Arch Enemy To Release Compilation Album

Arch Enemy will release a strictly limited, hand-numbered 7" single and a digital single for their song “Reason To Believe” on December 7th via Century Media Records. Both formats, physical and digital, feature the Tears For Fears cover “Shout” as a b-side.

The 7" single will be available in the following vinyl colors:

- Black vinyl (limited to 300 copies)
- Clear vinyl (limited to 100 copies, only available at CMDistro EU)
- White vinyl (limited to 200 copies)
- Silver vinyl (limited to 200 copies, only available at Nuclear Blast)
- Red vinyl (limited to 200 copies, only available at EMP)

On January 18th, Arch Enemy will release a compilation of all cover songs they have recorded throughout their career, entitled Covered In Blood. More details will follow soon.

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Oceans Of Slumber Guitarists Leave The Band

Houston, Texas based progressive metal outfit Oceans Of Slumber has announced that both guitarists Sean Gary and Anthony Contrereas have left the band. A statement on Facebook reads as follows:

"As many of you have seen, we’ve been having a rough patch over the last few years. Especially October. After Anthony decided to leave us (which was something we somewhat expected sadly), Sean informed us that he too would be exiting. He needed to concentrate on his personal life and career and that meant no more touring and band commitments. We’ve known for a bit about this and have auditioned a handful of people. We’ve got one of two covered now... Now the hunt begins for the next.

"Severing ties in a relationship is never easy. Losing two of the founding members of this band after 7 years of close proximity sucks too. Anthony and I have been in multiple bands together and have traveled all over the world together in them. Sean has been my right hand man from the get go. It’s taken a lot of work to get where we are. But things change. They always do. We will miss them immensely, but this house isn’t finished being built and we’re left with the task of completing it. Though there is an amount of hurt and sadness on our end, we will power through all of this and come out just fine. We must stay vigilant not to be dragged down with the daunting task of moving forward. With all of that said; goodbye to the two of you and we hope all of the things you want and need happen for you."

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Exhorder Signs With Nuclear Blast

New Orleans based thrash metal pioneers Exhorder have signed to Nuclear Blast Records!

Comments vocalist Kyle Thomas:
"The excitement level of Exhorder being in contract negotiations once again is higher for us than we can express. Coming to an agreement with Nuclear Blast has inspired us to bring our writing to new heights. People still want to hear this band, as was evident in the reaction to our performances in 2018. Nuclear Blast strongly wants to help facilitate this venture, and for that we are truly excited and grateful. I am looking forward to seeing what we can make happen together over the next few years. The roster at Nuclear Blast speaks for itself, as well as the presence of Monte Conner and Jaap Wagemaker on the team. Be on the lookout, because Exhorder is heading your way once again!"

Adds guitarist Vinnie LaBella:
"What an incredible honour it is to be added to the Nuclear Blast family! We've had such a great year already, and now this! We are so proud and could not be in better company moving forward. We are excited for the future. We realise we turned in a couple of classics back in the day and it's been 27 years since we released our last record. And while those past successes are notable, we feel in our hearts like this new record will be our first record, and we couldn't have a better partner in NB to bring it to you. New management, new line up, new label, new record, new Exhorder!" More...

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Five More Bands Confirmed For Bloodstock 2019

The organisers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced a further five bands for next years edition of the event. Headlining the Sophie Lancaster Stage on the Friday night will be Swedish heavy metal outfit Grand Magus, while added to the Ronnie James Dio stage that day are thrash metal legends Death Angel and Seattle metallers, Metal Church. Also confirmed to grace the Ronnie James Dio stage are Evil Scarecrow on the Saturday and former Manowar guitarist Ross The Boss on Sunday.

The festival is set to take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire between Thursday 8 August and Sunday 11 August 2019. The initial lineup is as follows:

Sabaton (Headliner)
Scorpions (Headliner)
Children Of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
Death Angel
Dee Snider
Evil Scarecrow
Grand Magus
Metal Church
Ross The Boss
Rotting Christ

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The Charm The Fury Announces Split

Dutch metal band The Charm The Fury have announced that the band will cease to exist for the time being.

The band states: “Unfortunately, we have collectively decided that, for the time being, The Charm The Fury has come to an end. Sadly, the band could not be sustained in its current line-up for multiple, complicated reasons. With the departure of our old guitarists Mathijs Parent and Rolf Perdok, many things changed. Also, the financial strain that the band was placing on some of us was becoming too hard to bear. Suffice to say, the current situation could not be maintained and a decision eventually had to be made.”

Over the years the band became well-known in their genre and played on every major festival in 2017, including Download UK, Graspop, Pinkpop and various support slots including Korn, Papa Roach and Marilyn Manson.

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Imperial Domain Premiere New Music Video

Swedish melodic death metal band IMPERIAL DOMAIN premiere a new music video for the song “CONSPIRACY” from the album “The Deluge”, which was released earlier this year by Inverse Records.

Watch the clip now below:

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Nekrogoblikon Premiere New Music Video “Darkness”

Nekrogoblikon premiere a new music video for their song “Darkness“. Footage for the Kyle Fallon directed clip was captured during a show the group played earlier this month at the 1720 in Los Angeles, CA.

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Death On Fire Premiere New Music Video “Hope”

Death metal band Death On Fire have released a lyric video for "Hope", the title track of their recently released split with Corpse Paint and Dayglo.

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Lifelost Premiere Music Video "Sepulchral Vault"

Spain's black metal unit Lifelost premiere a new music video for "Sepulchral Vault", taken from their new album "Dialogues from Beyond", which is out now via Transcending Obscurity.

Check out now "Sepulchral Vault" below.

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Spearhead Premiere "Wolves Of The Krypteia, We"

Spearhead premiere a new song titled "Wolves Of The Krypteia, We", taken from their upcoming new album "Pacifism is Cowardice", which will be released on November 23rd via Invictus Productions.

Check out now "Wolves Of The Krypteia, We" below.

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Shadow Limb Premiere New Song "Dark Sigil"

Shadow Limb premiere a new song entitled "Dark Sigil", taken from their upcoming new album "Mass and Power", which will be out in stores December 14 on Translation Loss.

Check out now "Dark Sigil" below.

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Of Wolves Premiere New Song "Bloodshed"

Chicago band Of Wolves premiere a new song titled "Bloodshed", taken from their upcoming new album "Balance", which will be released early next year by Cimmerian Shade Recordings.

Check out now "Bloodshed" below.

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King 810 Premiere New Track “Braveheart”

King 810 premiere a new track entitled “Braveheart” streaming for you below. It’s the second song to be shared from the group’s upcoming release “Suicide King“, out in stores on January 25th.

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