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Metal News for November 23, 2018

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13 news articles posted on this day.

Flotsam And Jetsam Posts New Music Video Online

American thrash metal veterans Flotsam And Jetsam has posted a new music video online for the song, "Demolition Man." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's forthcoming new album, "The End Of Chaos," which is scheduled to be released on January 18th through AFM Records.

This is the fourteenth album in their more than 30-year history. "This album kills! It's all five guys with the gas pedal pushed to the floor for the entire album!" states Ken Mary.

"It was cool to have a new element of influence on this album with having Ken's drum parts to partner with and play in and around his playing that also do with the guitars and vocals. Glad to have had Jacob Hansen bringing this album to the overall sound and energy it has, Jacob really highlights AK's vocal melodies, as well as Steve and Michael's songwriting, while the power of the rhythm section drives the songs." - Michael Spencer More...

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Burning Witches To Re-Release Debut Album

Old school heavy metal newcomers Burning Witches are pleased to announce that they will be re-issuing their acclaimed debut album 'Burning Witches' on January 18th 2019, via Nuclear Blast. In addition to this, the Swiss witches will pack in their live EP 'Burning Alive' as a bonus with the release.

Burning Witches released their sophomore studio album "Hexenhammer" earlier this month to rapturous praise. "Hexenhammer" was produced in Little Creek Studios by the same team as its predecessor: V.O. Pulver (Pro-Pain, Destruction, Nervosa, Pänzer) and Destruction legend Schmier, who also helped and advised as a close friend of the band. The result is a truly brilliant heavy metal album.

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Thy Art Is Murder Posts New Lyric Video Online

Australia’s premiere incendiary musical export, Thy Art Is Murder, has released the brand new single "Death Perception." The song was produced, mixed and mastered by longtime collaborator Will Putney. Check out the lyric video below.

Thy Art Is Murder's latest full-length release, "Dear Desolation" was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Will Putney at Graphic Nature Audio in Belleville, NJ. The artwork was created by Eliran Kantor (Hatebreed, Testament, Iced Earth, Sodom.) More...

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Kamelot Confirms European Support Acts

American power metal outfit Kamelot has announced that they will be joined on their upcoming European tour by progressive metal band Evergrey and symphonic metal group Visions Of Atlantis. A post from Kamelot guitarist Thomas Youngblood reads as follows:

"Ladies and gentlemen, we are super excited to announce our second leg of the Shadow Theory Tour for Europe! Joining us on this sonic and visual journey will be Sweden's own Evergrey and symphonic standouts Visions of Atlantis. We are super pumped to get back on stage in Europe and bring the show to some new cities!"

This monumental trek begins March 8th in Nijmegen, Netherlands, and runs through March 23rd, in Prestatyn, UK. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Evergrey's Tom Englund adds: "We're happy to announce that we will do some cool dates with our buddies in Kamelot in March! So make sure you join us in the cities we visit as this surely will be nights to remember for all involved!"

Clementine Delauney from Visions Of Atlantis: "Visions Of Atlantis will join the fleet of the Shadow Empire in 2019 and I am more than thrilled to share the stage with Kamelot again! We had a great time together this year, enjoyed their powerful and flawless shows and felt intense vibes from their passionate crowd! We deeply thank Kamelot for trusting in Visions Of Atlantis again and having us be the ones starting the game every night on this tour in March! Evergrey are also bringing their forces and all together we will take you with us, through waves of bliss and pain, a blend of emotions your hearts will not forget!"

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Rhapsody Of Fire Reveals New Album Details

Italian power metal veterans Rhapsody Of Fire has announced that they will be releasing a new album entitled, "The Eighth Mountain" on February 22nd. The band stated that they "invite all our fans to keep their eyes (and ears) opened next week for more information about pre-orders and exciting content you certainly don’t want to miss."

"Plus, we will be performing in more than 17 cities all around Europe in February and March with amazing special guests to be announced."

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Abyss Of Pain
2. Seven Heroic Deeds
3. Master Of Peace
4. Rain Of Fury
5. White Wizard
6. Warrior Heart
7. The Courage To Forgive
8. March Against The Tyrant
9. Clash Of Times
10. The Legend Goes On
11. The Wind, The Rain And The Moon
12. Tales Of A Hero’s Fate More...

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Within Temptation Posts New Single Online

Dutch symphonic metal group Within Temptation has posted the second single from their forthcoming album, "Resist" online entitled, "Firelight." You can check it out below. "Resist" is scheduled to be released through Spinefarm Records on December 14th and reportedly differs from the band's previous works.

"Resist is a true milestone for us. If it wasn't for Resist, Within Temptation wouldn't be here anymore," the band stated.

"With this record, we've taken inspiration from modern music and gave it a face - a very dark one," said singer Sharon den Adel. "Sometimes, it feels that today's pop music lacks a rebellious edge. Our main goal was to collect pieces from sounds we did like and roughen it up as much as we could, resulting in a surprisingly new musical world that is heavier, dirtier and more futuristic than we’ve ever created before. Resist is our take on metal in a new way: to give modern music its rebellious edge." More...

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Last Union Posts "Taken" Video Online

Italian progressive metal band, Last Union, featuring Mike LePond (Symphony X) on bass, Uli Kusch (ex-Helloween, ex-Masterplan) on drums, and as guest James LaBrie (Dream Theater) on vocals, have released a new music video and single for "Taken". The track is taken from their debut album, Twelve, out on December 21st via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. Watch the clip below.

The album was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren, best known for his work with Arch Enemy, Symphony X, Devin Townsend, Angra, and Opeth, to name a few. The album artwork was created by Thomas Ewerhard (Avantasia, Rage, Threshold). More...

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Insidious One Premiere Full-Album Stream Of New EP

Russian one-man-band Insidious One has relased a new EP called "Melancholy". The music is an experimental blend of thrash riffs, black-ish vocals and epic synth arrangements. The album is available on a Bandcamp and also on a limited edition audiotape.

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Martyr Art Premiere Full-Album Stream Of New Album

"FearFaith Machines" by industrial metal unit MARTYR ART has been premiered worldwide via Bandcamp. You can stream the album in full now below:


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Converge Announce Download Sideshows

Converge and War On Women have announced Australian Tour dates to go along with their upcoming appearance at Download Festival in March, tickets go on sale Tuesday November 27. There are no shows to be added in Sydney and Melbourne, Download will be your only opportunity.

Converge Australian Tour Dates w/ War On Women:

Saturday March 9 - Download, Sydney
Monday March 11 - Download, Melbourne
Tuesday March 12 - Crowbar, Brisbane
Wednesday March 13 - Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide
Thursday March 14 - Rosemount, Perth

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Belzebong Premiere Full-Album Stream Of New EP

Poland’s Belzebong premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new EP "Light the Dankness", which was released October 31st via Emetic Records in North American, Abraxas Records in South America and through the band itself in Europe and elsewhere.

Check out now "Light the Dankness" in its entirety below.

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MH: Couple Ejected From Venue For Having Sex

During Machine Head's November 21st performance in San Diego, CA two attendees were ejected from the venue for having sex in the front row.

Read the band's reaction below:

“San Diego! HOLY… FREAKIN… SH*T!!!?? When a guy and gal get ejected for having sex during “Davidian” (in the front row no less!?) you know it’s gonna complete insanity! *no joke!*… WOW, what a welcome back you gave us, we are blown away!

Epic circle pits, the jumping was crazy, boobies, sing-a-longs, crowd-surfing-mania, couples having sex!!

San Diego, after an 11 year break from each other, you are officially “un-fired”! Hands down the best show we have EVER played in your amazing city, and one of the wildest and rowdiest of the entire tour! Thank you all so much for an UNFORGETTABLE night of raging!!”

Machine Head‘s current tour will be their last with long-time members Phil Demmel and Dave McClain, who have both decided to step down from the band following the completion of the run.

Today and tomorrow will be the last chances to catch Machine Head with that lineup: More...

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Thy Art Is Murder Premiere New Song

Thy Art is Murder premiere their new single “Death Perception” below. Nuclear Blast currently have the track up on olive green vinyl and yellow vinyl pressings. The group’s previously released song “No Absolution” appears on the b-side.

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