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Metal News for November 21, 2017

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20 news articles posted on this day.

Bloodstock Open Air Adds Four More Bands To Lineup

The organisers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has confirmed a further four bands to perform at next year's edition of the festival, including German heavy metal legend Doro, who will be headlining the Sophie Lancaster stage on the Friday night. Also added to the event are death metal supergroup Bloodbath, who will also perform on Friday, but on the Ronnie James Dio stage, while Greek symphonic death metal veterans Septicflesh and the Chris Jericho fronted heavy metal group Fozzy will also play the RJD stage, on Saturday and Sunday respectively. The festival will take place in Catton Hall, Derbyshire from August 10th to 12th. More bands will be confirmed over the coming year, including plenty of unsigned talent.

The current lineup is as follows:

Friday: Ronnie James Dio Stage
Judas Priest

Friday: Sophie Lancaster Stage

Saturday: Ronnie James Dio Stage
Orden Ogan

Sunday: Ronnie James Dio Stage

Sunday: Sophie Lancaster Stage

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Asphodelos Debut New Song From Upcoming Album

This week the debut album of the Thuringian death metallers Asphodelos will be released. „The Five Rivers Of Erebos" will contain 6 tracks with a playing time of 32 minutes. Today the band has released the song "Crowns Are Inherited, Kingdoms Are Earned" streaming below.

The album was recorded and produced by Norman Wille in the Hörsturz Studio, while the artwork was done by Roberto Toderico.


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Wacken Metal Battle USA 2018 Band Submissions Open

For over a decade at the world’s largest outdoor metal festival Wacken Open Air, independent metal bands from around the globe have been performing in front of thousands and competing against one another for one to be crowned champion of the world along with winning multiple prizes. For the second year, Wacken Metal Battle USA is returning to America and will be hosting qualifying rounds in select cities across the nation. The national champion of those battles will perform at the 2018 festival taking place from August 2nd – 4th in Wacken, Germany.

American bands interested in participating in the 2018 edition of Metal Battle USA, please apply at the following link: More...

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Rapture Premiere New Song "Misanthropic Outburst"

Here's a stunner of a release that's being put out by the underground favorite Memento Mori label in January 2018. It's a fiery concoction of death and thrash metal that you thought was impossible to create in this decade. Greek band Rapture are up for the task and you can listen to one of their vicious songs titled "Misanthropic Outburst" below.


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Valdur Premiere New Track "Breath of the Beast"

Eastern Sierra Black/Death Metal crew old-school black metal warriors of Valdur have premiered new single "Breath of the Beast," a song from forthcoming album Divine Cessation. Valdur will release Divine Cessation December 1 on Bloody Mountain Records. The new outing was recorded at the Bloody Mountain Bunker by Valdur, mixed by Matthew (Sxuperion), and mastered by Dan at Morbid Mastering. Album cover art comes courtesy of Farron Loathing.

Check out "Breath of the Beast" below.

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Horror God & Techne Split CD Out Now

The new split CD from Horror God and Techne is out now and streaming in its entirety via Lavadome Productions below. This eight-track album takes great lengths to show how art can manifest if bands have the chops and perseverance to place expression and originality above all else.

Horror God and Techne each contributed four tracks to the album, all of them loaded with equal amounts of monstrous riffs and intensity. The similarities end there as each band retains their own sound and style throughout the split.


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Djinn and Miskatonic Premiere New Song

Indian doom metal band Djinn and Miskatonic announce their long-awaited second full length after their highly successful debut in 'Forever in the Realm'. For the uninitiated, check out the first track off the new album "Frost And Steel" on YouTube below.

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Marginal Debut New Track "Leech Invader"

Powerful d-beat grind/crust/death band from Belgium, Marginal, have unleashed another new song streaming below. The track is taken from Marginal's third full-length album 'Total Destruction', which will be released by Transcending Obscurity on December 15th.

Check it out below.

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Sorxe Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Phoenix, Arizona’s Sorxe premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Matter & Void", which will be out in stores November 24 via Prosthetic.

Check out now "Matter & Void" in its entirety below.

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Almyrkvi Debut Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Icelandic band Almyrkvi debut the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Umbra", which will be released by Ván Records on November 24th.

Check out now "Umbra" in its entirety below.


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Kremlin Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Three-man war machine from Canada Kremlin premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Decimation of the Elites", which Godz Ov War will release on November 24 exclusively on CD, in a standard jewelcase edition with 12-page booklet.

Check out now "Decimation of the Elites" in its entirety below.

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Amon Amarth Reveal Own Mobile Video Game

Amon Amarth have released their own mobile video game titled ‘Amon Amarth‘. The game is available now through this location. The retro themed video game was developed in partnership with Ride & Crash Games AB.

Watch the trailer for it below.

“The Game. You are Thor and your mission is simple: cleanse Midgard from all of the vile creatures that are threatening the (*ahem*) peaceful Viking way of life. There are three keys to ensure your success:

(1) your hammer, Mjolnir;
(2) your control of the freakin’ thunder and lightning!
(3) your fighting spirit is always high thanks to Amon Amarth‘s epic music in retro style blasting from over the horizons and into your ears.

The unique game features four worlds, four epic battles, 12 unique levels and 13 different Amon Amarth tracks with retro video game sounds! More...

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Brian Johnson Pays Tribute To Malcolm Young

Former AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson shares the below tribute to his late former bandmate, Malcolm Young, who died past weekend. Young was a co-founding member of the band and performed with AC/DC until 2014, when a struggle with dementia led to his early retirement from the group.

Says Brian Johnson via brianjohnsonracing.com:

"For 32 years we stood side by side on stage
I am saddened by the passing of my friend Malcolm Young, I can’t believe he’s gone.
We had such great times on the road.

I was always aware that he was a genius on guitar, his riffs have become legend, as has he.
I send out my love and sympathy to his wife Linda, his children Cara and Ross,
and Angus, who will all be devastated…. as we all are. More...

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Alterbeast Releasing New Album "Feast" In February

Alterbeast's new album, “Feast“ has been scheduled for a February 23rd release date, via Unique Leader Records. The album was engineered and mixed by Zack Ohren (Immolation, Fallujah) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA. Guitarist Andrew Lamb states of the outing, which features also studio drums from current Trivium drummer Alex Bent:

“I’ve never been more proud of a record then I am with Feast. We poured our hearts, souls, hate, and malice into this album, and I think it really shows. With the addition of Michael’s ‘take no prisoners’ vocals, and Alex Bent‘s ‘Beast-Mode’ style drumming; Feast is hands down our best album yet, and it will remind everyone that Wolftang Clan ain’t nothin’ to fuck with.”

Adds vocalist Michael Alvarez: More...

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Carach Angren Announce European Tour

Carach Angren, Rotting Christ and Svart Crown will make their way across Europe early in the new year, playing the following run of shows:

01/26 Essen, GER – Turock
01/27 Utrecht, NET – De Helling
01/28 Hamburg, GER – Kultur Palast
01/29 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset More...

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Get In The Mood For Thanksgiving With Psychostick

Psychostick spoof Slipknot‘s b-side track “Get This” in their new Thanksgiving video, “Give Thanks Or Die“. Get in the mood for Thanksgiving below:

The band are currently out on "The VelociTurkeySaurus Rex Tour" with Arsonists Get All The Girls, Kissing Candice etc. Check out all remaining dates below: More...

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New Clip From Upcoming "Dimevision Vol 2" Posted

A new clip has been released from the new Dimebag Darrell Abbott home video DVD/CD set, “Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over“, which will arrive in stores on November 24th.

Check it out below.

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Sumac Teasing Upcoming Album With Keiji Haino

Sumac are teasing their upcoming collaborative album with Keiji Haino below. Titled “American Dollar Bill – Keep Facing Sideways, You’re Too Hideous To Look At Face On“, Thrill Jockey will release the album on February 23rd.

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Ex-Black Sabbath Drummer Bill Ward Hospitalized

Ex-Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward was recently hospitalized with a heart issue which has forced him to cancel his planned December run of West Coast shows as part of Day Of Errors in the United States. He issued the below statement on the matter:

"Hi Everyone,

It’s with great, great sadness that I must tell you I have to cancel the Day Of Errors tour dates scheduled in December. I wound up in hospital this past weekend with heart problems. I am OK and in good recovery at this time. However, I’ve never experienced this particular type of heart problem before, and due to its nature, I had to make the decision to cancel the dates. More...

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Mushroomhead To Record New Album In December

Mushroomhead are due to enter the studio on December 01st to start tracking their eighth full-length album. In other news the band are rescheduling their planned shows in Cleveland, OH and Flint, MI in order to accommodate their upcoming recording schedule offering the following:

“What up Shroom Heads!!!

Just a quick update to confirm the cancellation of Dec 23rd & Jan 6th show.
Before a bunch of you “know it all” fools start popping off at the mouth, here’s the dirt..

Skinny says… More...

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