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Metal News for November 28, 2017

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27 news articles posted on this day.

Nightwish Announces Compilation Album And Tour

Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish has announced details for a new two disc compilation album, which will be entitled, "Decades." The record will be released on March 9th 2018 and will be promoted with a lengthy tour of North America and Europe, which includes a number of festival appearances, concluding with a headline set at the Bloodstock Open Air festival.

"July 6th, 1996 was the exact date marked on my family's summer cabin guestbook. On that date, by a campfire, a decision was made to form a band of three members, playing atmospheric acoustic music led by a female voice. 15 months later, this group would release its debut album, and more than two decades later, it would release a compilation including songs from 8 studio albums and from the very first demo which gave the band its name.

Speaking about the release, keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen stated: "The infinite freedom and potential I found from songwriting back in the day took me right back home, offering a place to feel free and meaningful. So the roller coaster ride begun, adventures from all sides of the spectrum ahead, making a pit stop at this place and age from where we`re greeting you now. Looking back, the voyage has been nothing short of spectacular.

"The best part of it all, though, are the people. The fellowship of the band, past and present, the crew and the management. The relationships created, whether it's the fans in the front row, guest musicians, other bands, promoters, media, record label staff, or even your own heroes you never thought you'd meet. I've met my best friends through music, as well as faced the most unfortunate ordeals, but it's all been for the love of life and adventure, for learning, and for a meaning. The sense of privilege I feel looking into the past, the present, and future is immeasurable by words. It's something that can only be expressed through poetry and music. A journey of two decades has taken our wonderful Edema Ruh this far, and the beauty of the future is, that it remains an untold story.

"In a few months, we'll celebrate the journey so far in the form of a 9-month nostalgia tour, including material from all of our 8 studio albums. We shall meet you all soon, and it will be wondrous as never before!"

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Napalm Death Posts New Song Online

British grindcore legends Napalm Death has posted a new song online entitled, "Nurse The Hunger." You can check it out below. The song was written in 2014 by guitarist Mitch Harris, but was didn't make the "Apex Predator - Easy Meat" album and will instead be released on flexi disc as part of a special edition of Decibel magazine. The pressing is very limited and fewer than 1000 copies remain. Napalm Death themselves will soon embarking on a tour of Portugal and Spain and are expected to begin work on a new album shortly. More...

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Cristina Scabbia Reveals The Concept Of "Delirium"

In November last year, Italian gothic metal heavyweights returned to the United Kingdom in support of their superb latest album, "Delirium." The headline tour, which included support from Danish up and comers, Forever Still, was a delight for fans and a roaring success. During their stop in Bristol, I had the privilege of sitting down with the band's co-vocalist Cristina Scabbia, where we discussed the concept behind "Delirium," mental health, Star Wars and which of the two big Milan football teams were better. More...

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Catching Up With Erik Rutan

While on my tour of interviews and shows last year, I was treated to a death metal extravaganza at the Kentish Town Forum in London. The show was headlined by Vader (who I also caught up with, video coming soon) and also included performances from the likes of Hate Eternal and Threat Signal. After some talking with managers and staff, I was able to sit down with Hate Eternal's respected frontman Erik Rutan, who not only leads one of the most brutal bands in death metal, but has also made a name for himself as one of heavy music's most in demand producers. Almost immediately after the Hate Eternal set, we sat down to talk about death metal's past and present, his storied career and more. More...

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Domgård Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Domgård premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Ödelagt", which be released this Friday, December 1st, on Carnal Records.

Check out now "Ödelagt" in its entirety below.


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Ola Englund Announces Launch Of Solar Guitars

Guitarist Ola Englund, recognized as a member of notable Swedish metal groups The Haunted and Feared, is very proud to announce the launch of his new company, Solar Guitars. Utilizing Ola's extensive knowledge and experience, Solar Guitars is focusing on the needs of the rock/metal touring and home recording guitar player as well as beginner and guitar enthusiasts in general.

"It has always been all about designing a modern, sleek and simply elegant guitar that is easy to play and sounding absolutely awesome with any gear or studio recording being thrown at me. I finally created what, for me, has become the ultimate songwriting and touring companion," says Ola Englund.

Watch an official video about the Solar Guitars launch below.

The Solar Guitars line consists of four different Types currently totaling 15 different models. Type A and S are both double cutaway guitars, Type V and E are aggressive shaped metal guitars. More...

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In Twilight's Embrace: "Vanitas" Released On Vinyl

Vanitas, the latest album from In Twilight's Embrace, is finally released on vinyl. Both the regular and clear 12'' LPs are available now to order now through Arachnophobia Records. Vanitas was recorded, mixed and mastered in 2017 by Marcin Rybicki at Vintage Records and Left Hand Sounds.

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Animal Drive Debut New Song "Tower Of Lies"

Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the release of Animal Drive's debut album entitled "Bite!" on February 23, 2018. The first track from the upcoming release is "Tower Of Lies (I Walk Alone)" and the official video can be viewed below.

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Conan Announces 2018 North American Tour

British Doom Metallers, Conan are currently hard at work, on the follow up to their 2016 release "Revengeanance," which is due out in early 2018. In anticiapion of the new album, Conan has announced a full North American headline tour beginning in February 2018. The tour features support from The Ditch and The Delta, and starts February 9th in Calgary, AB and wraps up March 13th in Denver, CO.

"We are very happy to announce this US tour with The Ditch and The Delta, our fourth US tour in as many years. This tour is slightly different though, we will be playing material from our new album - to be released in 2018 at Napalm Records. See you at the front," says Conan frontman Jon Davis.

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Synapse Defect Premiere "Prize Pie" Music Video

Synapse Defect premiere "Prize Pie", a new single that's also a music video. The song is a brief early glimpse into the group's maddening third full-length, Quantitative Easing, set for 2018 release.

You can check out "Prize Pie" below.

Synapse Defect vocalist Chuck Cheney had this to say about "Prize Pie" and the group's upcoming 2018 album: More...

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Verikalpa Premiere New Song "Pahan Laulu"

Verikalpa signed with Inverse Records recently and their debut album 'Taistelutahto' will be released February 16th 2018 through that label. The first single 'Pahan Laulu' is available as a lyric video streaming below.

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Arkheth Details Upcoming New Album

Tells the band's label: "Good things take time. It was a challenge to find an equally outrageous artwork for the music of Australian black metal entity Arkheth. We're pleased with the results. The music of Arkheth is unlike any other - they're experimental in their own way without owing too much to any band per se. Listen to the creepy song in full below."

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Taiga Debut New Song "Слова потеряют значение"

Russian atmospheric black metal band Taiga debut a new song entitled "Слова потеряют значение", taken from their upcoming new album "Cosmos", which will be co-released by Satanath Records' sub-label Symbol Of Domination (Belarus) and Final Gate Records (Germany) on December 15th, 2017.

Check out now "Слова потеряют значение" below.

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Monolith Cult Release "Gospel of Despair"

UK Doom quintet Monolith Cult have released sophomore album Gospel of Despair on Transcending Records. The album can be streamed in its entirety below. Gospel of Despair was recorded at SkyHammer studios and produced and engineered by Chris Fielding of Conan.

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Valdur Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Eastern Sierra Black/Death Metal crew Valdur is now streaming their newest release - Divine Cessation - in its entirety below. The band will release Divine Cessation December 1 on Bloody Mountain Records. The album 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.

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Sadus Working On First New Music In Over A Decade

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans Sadus are working on their first new material in over a decade.

Tells mainman Darren Travis: "I have been working on new material for quite sometime with drummer Jon Allen in his personal studio in Texas. I am going to record again in Trident Studios in the next few weeks for two/three new tracks. Guitars and voice. Teasers will be posted on Facebook via YouTube links. Then full songs soon."

Sadus' last album "Out for Blood", was released in North America in 2006 via The End Records and through Holland's Mascot Records in Europe. More...

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Neocaesar Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Dutch death metal band Neocaesar premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "11:11", which will be out in stores December 5th on Xtreem Music.

Check out now "11:11" in its entirety below.


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Obscura Amentia Debut New Music Video

Italian black metal duo Obscura Amentia debut a new video for the the title track of their latest album "The Art of Human Decadence", which was released past April.

Check out now "The Art of Human Decadence" below.

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Abigor Teases New Album

Austrian black metal band Abigor shares a five-minute stream of song excerpts from their upcoming new album "Höllenzwang – Chronicles of Perdition", which will be out in stores soon.

Check out now the song previews from "Höllenzwang – Chronicles of Perdition" below.

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Funeral Chant Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

Oakland-based black/death band Funeral Chant premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming self-titled debut album, which will be out in stores November 30, via Caverna Abismal Records (Portugal) and Duplicate Records (Norway) in LP and CD formats.

Check out now "Funeral Chant" in its entirety below.

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Iron Monkey Announces Short UK Tour

Iron Monkey have announced a short UK run for April. The tour will take them to the following stops:

04/13 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
04/14 London, UK – The Underworld
04/21 Manchester, UK – Ruby Lounge

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Of Mice & Men Debut "Defy" & Announce Mini-Tour

Of Mice & Men announce a new North American headlining tour with Blessthefall, Cane Hill and Fire From The Gods as support. Of Mice & Men will be out supporting their new outing, “Defy“, which will be out in stores January 19th through Rise Records. If you missed it, an official lyric video for the title track from that effort premiered overnight.

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Black Fast Tap Erik Rutan For New Album Production

Black Fast have once again joined forces with Hate Eternal‘s Erik Rutan to produce their upcoming new album. The group will be tracking the outing at Rutan‘s Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, FL. States the band:

"We are super excited to produce the new Black Fast album. We had such a great experience working together on the recording of ‘Terms Of Surrender‘ and I know that we will step it up a notch in this next production. There is a certain chemistry that happens when as a producer you get to work with bands on multiple records and when everyone is on the same page like we are, fantastic things happen."

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Judas Priest Teases New Song "Firepower"

Judas Priest are streaming a short clip of their new song “Firepower” below. The song is the title track to the group’s new album, which is currently scheduled for a March release date.

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Eyes Set To Kill Premiere New Track & Music Video

Eyes Set To Kill have released a new clip for their new track “Break“ streaming below.

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Ex-Trivium Members Reunite In New Band BlackNova

Ex-Trivium drummer Travis Smith and guitarist/bassist Brent Young are joined by Rob Adams in a new outfit called BlackNova. The band have been in the studio in recent months with music still to come.

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Megadeth’s Ellefson To Resurrect Combat Records

Megadeth's David Ellefson and his EMP Label Group will be resurrecting the Combat Records label next year. The move comes as a return of sorts for Ellefson as Megadeth‘s 1985 debut album “Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good!” was released via the label, which also had a part in a handful of the subsequent albums that followed from the band.

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