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Metal News for November 23, 2022

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10 news articles posted on this day.

Iron Kingdom Debuts New Lyric Video

Canada's Iron Kingdom presents its new lyric video for its latest single "Sheathe The Sword," which draws inspiration from the fantasy series "Wheel of Time." For years now, Iron Kingdom has been gracing the world with its traditional heavy metal, weaving grand stories and teleporting listeners to far-off lands. This latest single refers to a sword move in which you willingly accept your opponent’s sword into your body in order to inflict a killing blow. The band comments on the single:

"We were looking to do something pretty fast and driving, and once we had the ideas for the first couple of riffs we knew it had to be about Lan Mandoragon - the uncrowned king of a lost and scattered kingdom and is highly respected by neighbouring kingdoms who recognize him as the battle lord of the borderlands. Musically this song is a speedy, driving power metal tune in the vein of early Hammerfall. 'Sheathe The Sword' is a warrior's last chance at victory, but that victory comes with a heavy cost."

Watch and listen to "Sheathe The Sword" below. More...

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Bravelord Posts New Animated Video Online

Confirming to be one of the most promising power metal projects, Rodrigo Bravo’s Bravelord has just released an animated video clip to promote his new single entitled "Legendary War," an epic audio-visual piece that shows another episode of his long-awaited conceptual debut album: "The Power From The End Of The World."

“This single tells the story of the first encounter between Bravelord and The Evil, an epic battle represented in an animated video clip I did with visual artists Arnaldo Pino and Julian Rojas. The idea is to present a video that parents can enjoy with their children, so the love for power metal is passed along to new generations”, says Rodrigo Bravo on the single that you can already watch on YouTube and listen on musical platforms like Spotify, Tidal, iTunes and others.

While Bravelord is a project that barely started last year, it had made its way in the international power metal scene with its singles "The Power From The End Of The World," "Destruction Is Coming" (featuring YouTuber Nico Borie) and the impressive Helloween cover "Eagle Fly Free."

Rodrigo Bravo is Bravelord’s vocalist and leader, a solo project which includes the collaboration of Benjamin Cisterna on drums, Rodrigo “Pudu” Neira on keyboards, Jaime Salva on vocals and Nicolas Arce on guitar and bass, who also take part as producer. The art cover was created by Chilean artist and tattooist Miguel Cooper, who made the acrylic picture on canvas and has worked on the other covers as well. More...

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Hydrogyn Calls It A Day

2003 was a special year. That September, the band that came to be known as Hydrogyn was born, featuring Jeff Westlake and Jeff Boggs on guitar, Jason Fields on bass and Jerry Lawson on drums.

In January 2004, the band found vocalist Julie Eplion. From there, things officially were off and running. From then until March 2005, Hydrogyn toured, recorded and partnered with such heavy-hitters as Pepsi , Budweiser and Off The Rim apparel company. Those connections and the band’s ever-growing profile led to working with world-renowned producer Michael Wagener. That relationship turned out the worldwide success of sophomore release, Bombshell, in 2006.

The band followed up with a live recording from the successful tour they had been on since Fall 2005. They went back in the studio in January 2008 to again turn out the highly acclaimed Deadly Passions. The band went on to record 10 albums.

Julie left in 2014, and Erica Parrott came in for Redemption. The very modern heavy-hitting opus saw the nucleus of Westlake, Boggs and Chris Sammons back together along with John Cardilino on drums.

When the pandemic struck in 2020, the band welcomed new faces and voices around Westlake. Those changes brought in the vocalist he had wanted for some time: Holly Hines Freed. She came on board along with her husband Jacob on bass, drummer Scot Clayton II and Ryan Stepp on guitar. That line-up put out The Boiling Point.

Having been plagued by a string of health issues, Holly was sidelined from the band for the past year. With her health being the most important thing, Westlake has decided to put Hydrogyn to bed. After 18 years, he says it is time to say goodbye.

However, Hydrogyn is not going out without a final shot or two. More...

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Alpha Wolf Announces European Tour Dates

Australian metalcore outfit Alpha Wolf have announced their first & long-awaited headline tour of Europe & the UK. The five-piece will be joined by King 810, Ten56 & Xile when they take over the continent in April 2023. Scroll down to check out the dates!

Alpha Wolf shares: "It has been a dream of ours to headline over in Europe & the UK, 2023 is the year we make that a reality. Since our first tour over in Europe in 2018 it has been one of our favourite places to play, and the UK has always felt like a second home to us, so to finally get to headline over there is really special to us. We’ll be bringing the longest set we have ever played on that side of the world with us, plus some bands that we absolutely love, King 810, Ten56 and our NZ brothers in Xile. See you at a show!" More...

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Prognan To Release First Full Length Album In 2023

Croatian extreme metal band Prognan is releasing their first album in 10 years since the last EP, 2012’s "Jama."

The album is called "Naši Životi Više Ne Postoje (Our Lives Don't Exist Anymore)" and it is a conceptual album about a soldier going through the horrors of World War 1. The entire story is based on true events and consists of ten songs and is over an hour long. What separates this album from most extreme albums is that there will be live recordings of percussion, choir and various orchestras.

The album will also have 15 pages of booklet with lyrics and linear notes.

Quite curious detail about this band is that lead singer, guitarist and band leader Kob (Goran Dragas) is a well-known name in the movie business. His music has been used in various Hollywood movie trailers like: Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Alien, Logan, Dr. Strange, Spiderman, Jurassic World, Game of Thrones, Star Wars: Rogue One and more.

"When I started this band, I never would have thought I would end up writing epic music for living...,” he said, "but I am so glad to be able to do what I love. In a way, I'm also glad we didn't release our first album 10 years ago when we were bunch of kids. We never would have been able to create something we have created now. My composer background really brought something new to creation of this one. This is the pinnacle of what we are able to offer at this moment."

The release date is scheduled for first quarter of 2023. More...

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Gorephanage Premiere New Single & Music Video

Toledo, Ohio-based deathcore unit Gorephanage premiere a new single and music video by the name of “Hallelujah”, streaming via YouTube for you now below.

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Blackwülf Premiere New Single & Music Video

Heavy metal/doom metal band Blackwülf premiere their new single "Shadow", taken from the band's forthcoming album "Thieves And Liars", due out February 2023.

"Thieves And Liars" was produced in Oakland, CA by Jesse Nichols (Iggy & The Stooges, Ty Segall, etc.).

Check out now "Shadow" streaming via YouTube and Spotify for you now below.

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Come Mierda Premiere New Music Video

NJ-based grindcore outfit Come Mierda premiere a new official music video For “Cultists Ineptitude”, taken from their self-titled 2021 demo.

Check out "Cultists Ineptitude" streaming via YouTube for you now below.

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Firstborne (Megadeth, Ex-LoG) Premiere New Single

Heavy metal outfit Firstborne - featuring former Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler and Megadeth bassist James LoMenzo among others - premiere their new single “Intercontinental Champions“ streaming via YouTube and Spotify for you now below.

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I Prevail Premiere New Official Music Video

Michigan-based melodic metalcore band I Prevail premiere a new official music video for their single “There’s Fear In Letting Go“. Jensen Noen helmed the clip for that track, which is from the band’s latest studio full-length “True Power“.

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