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Metal News for November 3, 2016

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30 news articles posted on this day.

Cannibal Corpse Records Squidbillies Theme Song

For the Halloween episode of Squidbillies (entitled "Squash B'Gosh"), Cannibal Corpse recorded a special theme song for the show, which aired on October 30th, 2016. To watch "Squash B'Gosh" online, head over to the Adult Swim website here.

Producer and Hate Eternal vocalist/guitarist Erik Rutan comments about the collaboration: "The producers of Squidbillies contacted Cannibal Corpse and asked them to record the theme song for their Halloween episode that just aired. I was fortunate enough to be able to record and mix it for them before I went on tour. Was two days of fun, total blast, enjoy!!! Happy Halloween!!!"

Cannibal Corpse released 13th studio album, "A Skeletal Domain," in 2014 via Metal Blade Records and debuted at #32 on Billboard's Top 200 chart (the highest chart position in the band's storied history.

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Full Scale Riot Posts "Hope" Single

NYC-area hardcore outfit Full Scale Riot has issued a new single from the Eulogy Recordings-bound debut full-length, "Empower." Check out "Hope" below.

Full Scale Riot vocalist BJ Allen proclaims of the track: "'Hope' is a song about humanity being made aware of the games being played in order to control us. The theme of the song in a nutshell is now that we know we're being played; we must take action, united as one people."

Eulogy Recordings will release "Empower" on CD and digital formats on Black Friday, November 25th. Full Scale Riot has booked a release show in Secaucus on November 26th, with more widespread regional tour dates to be confirmed through the coming months.

11/26/2016 The Blue Room - Secaucus, NJ *record release party More...

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Jupiter Hollow Posts "Deep In Space" Video

The Barrie, ON prog duo Jupiter Hollow will unleash debut EP "Odyssey" on January 13th with distribution by Milagro Records. Today the band also releases a new music video for "Deep In Space," which can be seen below. The "Odyssey" track listing is as follows:

1. Deep In Space
2. Ascending
3. Hades Heart
4. Over 50 Years
5. Odyssey More...

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Ancient To Play Gothoom Fest

Reactivated Norwegian group Ancient is confirmed for Gothoom Festival, set to take place on July 20 - 22, 2017 in Slovakia. Get more information on Gothoom Festival right here.

Ancient frontman Zel commented: "It's with great pleasure we announce our appearance at the Gothoom festival in July next year. Slovakia is a country we have many great memories from and we look very much forward to return to our fans there and unleash the Ancient spirit once again!!"

Zel will also feature as a special guest at Mortuary Drape'ss 30th anniversary show, taking place on November 12th at LAB in Alessandria (Italy). More...

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Krepitus Posts "Desolate Isolation"

Bone-crushing Calgary group Krepitus is challenging the relationship between death and thrash metal with trademark downtrodden technical riffs and fierce aggressive vocals. Set to unleash debut album "The Eyes of The Soulless" on November 25th, 2016, the band has now released third single "Desolate Isolation" online.

1. The Decree of Theodoseus (6:46)
2. Apex Predator (3:28)
3. Exile (7:48)
4. Sharpen the Blade (5:33)
5. Eyes of the Soulless (6:16)
6. Desolate Isolation (5:39)
7. Erroneous (4:55)
8. My Desdemona (6:04) More...

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Transcend The Fallen Calls It Quits

Nashville group Transcend The Fallen has officially called it quits, with the band issuing this statement via Facebook:

"It has been some months and enough speculation. We can now say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Transcend The Fallen has played its last show and is done. It has been a wild ride from start to finish and we did our best to Transcend with all of you but ultimately there were more obstacles than we were able to overcome.

"You will likely still see all of us in new projects floating around so keep your eyes and ears open for anything new and feel free to support whatever may come. As for TTF, we thank you for all the memories, all the love and all the support you gave to us. We'll never be able to express what it has meant to each of us to live this dream for as long as we have." More...

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Van Halst Recruits Tara McLeod

Van Halst announces guitarist Tara McLeod (Kittie) will be joining the line up and performing her first show with the Canadian goth rock / metal band on November 20th in Toronto, ON supporting September Mourning at the Hosrseshoe Tavern.

Full details on the show are available here. Vocalist Kami Van Halst also comments: "We are super excited to have Tara joining the project. Not only is she a phenomenal guitar talent she is a remarkable person. We’re very excited about the future."

Van Halst released debut album "World of Make Believe" on March 4th, 2016, which is now available on iTunes and Bandcamp. More...

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Chasing Safety Posts Album Recording Clip

After premiering the "Brand New Prison" video last month, Chasing Safety now has a recording video online showcasing how new album "Nomad" came together. Check it out below, and the band comments:

"We had a really great time recording 'Nomad' with Kile Odell at Bloodstone Studios. Check out what the writing and recording process was like in this Studio Webisode filmed by John Flaherty!"

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Infinite Earths Posts New Song

Progressive death metal band Infinite Earths today reveals new song "Act 2 Amalgam of Madness." The track is taken from upcoming concept album "Into the Void," which will be released on December 2nd, 2016 and can be pre-ordered here.

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Testament Releases "The Pale King" Video

Legendary bay area thrash group Testament released brand new album, "Brotherhood Of The Snake," this past Friday via Nuclear Blast. The band also kicked off a European tour with Amon Amarth and label mates Grand Magus the same day.

Today, Testament releases a music video for "The Pale King," which was directed, shot, and edited by Tommy Jones for Videohammer Studios.

"Brotherhood Of The Snake" was recorded under producer Juan Urteaga, guitarist Eric Peterson, and singer Chuck Billy and was mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap. More...

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Leif Edling Issues Track-By-Track Commentary

The masters of the catacombs from The Doomsday Kingdom release their mesmerizing new EP "Never Machine" on November 25th, Today Candlemass' virtuoso Leif Edling reveals more details about these four new songs. In this first track-by-track feature, he invites you into the darkest corners of doom metal.

"'Never Machine' is the first track on the EP," Leif explains. "It is also the very first song that I wrote for The Doomsday Kingdom. It starts with a riff à la Black Sabbath and takes off into doomier territories with the haunting chorus and the extra heavy outro! I must also mention Marcus Jidell's blitzering solo. First Lips from Anvil was supposed to come down to the Ghostward studio in Stockholm and do his thing with it, but it should have been too tight for him time-wise because of the Anvil show in Stockholm the same day. So Marcus did it instead and I totally love it!

"'The Sceptre' is the second track on the EP. I've said many things about this song already, so I thought I should mention a couple of things that you don't already know. This is the demo version of it, right?! On the album version, 'The Sceptre' is a bit re-arranged. There's a couple of more harmony guitars added on it as well. We also have some people guesting: In the mid 'classical' solo part, we included a mellotron that is played by one of this country's best mello-players, who's name I will disclose later on... Same thing with the long end solo. One of my all time heroes and musical influences was kind enough to put his guitar and stamp on here to make this song very special! Lovely solo, lovely bloke!" More...

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Impericon Never Say Die Tour Kicks Off Tonight

The "Impericon Never Say Die!" tour 2016 is excited to present its heaviest line-up yet. Now, in it's tenth year, the festival will feature Thy Art Is Murder, Whitechapel, Carnifex, Obey The Brave, Fallujah, Make Them Suffer, and Polar. Kicking off tonight, the dates are as follows:

2016-11-03 Wiesbaden (Schlachthof) DE
2016-11-04 Hamburg (Markthalle) DE
2016-11-05 Antwerp (Trix) BE
2016-11-06 London (The Electric Ballroom) GB
2016-11-07 Manchester (Club Academy) GB
2016-11-08 Glasgow (Garage) GB
2016-11-09 Bristol (Marble Factory) GB
2016-11-10 Haarlem (Patronaat) NL
2016-11-11 Berlin (SO36) DE
2016-11-12 Wroclaw (Albi) PL
2016-11-13 Prague (Futurum) CZ
2016-11-14 Bratislava (Majestic Music Club) SK
2016-11-15 Wien (Arena) AT
2016-11-16 Milan (Circolo Magnolia) IT
2016-11-17 München (Backstage) DE
2016-11-18 Pratteln (Z7) CH
2016-11-19 Lyon (CCO) FR
2016-11-20 Barcelona (Razzmatazz) ES
2016-11-21 Madrid (Caracol) ES
2016-11-22 Toulouse (Metronum) FR
2016-11-23 Paris (Trabendo) FR
2016-11-24 Luxembourg (Den Atelier) LU
2016-11-25 Köln (Essigfabrik) DE
2016-11-26 Leipzig (Felsenkeller) DE More...

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The Great Old Ones Posts New Song

The Great Old Ones just released a new song, available below, and the band also issued this statement:

"We are very proud to present the first track taken from our new album 'EOD – A Tale Of Dark Legacy', which will be released January 27th on Season of Mist. This album is composed as a sequel to H. P. Lovecraft’s masterpiece ‘The Shadow Over Innsmouth,’ which is precisely the name of this track.

"The album will be available in digipack, 2xLP, and a beautiful 36-page CD book with exclusive artworks by Jeff Grimal! Pre-order here. We think that the song 'The Shadow Over Innsmouth' stands for all that we wanted to achieve with this record: it is powerful, violent, epic, and of course heavily atmospheric and emotion driven.

"In the context of our conceptual story, this chapter tells of the arrival of the protagonist in the eponymous infamous city. He is gazing over the derelict harbour and remembering the frightening journal of his ancestor, he knows that nothing will ever be the same again. 'I see it at the horizon, like in my nightmare, a gigantic black swan, the devil reef, fascination and fear.'" More...

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Sepultura Posts Final "Under My Skin" Clip

Brazilian heavy metal icons Sepultura released a special EP titled "Sepultura Under My Skin" last year, with a cover created around images of different tattoos sent in by fans.

To show more about the emergence of this release, the sixth and final part of a documentary clip edited and directed by D.O. Blackley (Her Name Is Murder Productions), has been launched today.

Last week, Sepultura also revealed the title of upcoming studio album, "Machine Messiah," which will be released on January 13th via Nuclear Blast Records. The album was produced by the band and Jens Borgen (Soilwork, Opeth, Katatonia, Amon Amarth) of Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. More...

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Downfall Of Gaia Streaming "Ephemerol"

On November 11th, Downfall Of Gaia will release fourth full-length album "Atrophy" via Metal Blade Records. Recorded in June 2016 at Hidden Planet Studio Berlin with Jan Oberg, Atrophy was mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley at Atomic Garden Studio in San Francisco, CA.

For a preview of "Atrophy," a video for the new single "Ephemerol" can be viewed below. Downfall of Gaia comments: "We are pleased to share the second single of our upcoming record with you guys! 'Ephemerol' represents the centerpiece of the story told on 'Atrophy' and captures the overall mood of the album in a visual way! The video was directed, shot & edited by Martin Neumann back in September/October and we hope you will enjoy his work as much as we do!"

1. Brood
2. Woe
3. Ephemerol
4. Ephemerol II
5. Atrophy
6. Petrichor More...

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Animals As Leaders Posts "Inner Assassins"

Animals As Leaders today shares new song "Inner Assassins" from the band's forthcoming album, "The Madness of Many," which is due out November 11th via Sumerian Records.

"This album feels like total synergy between the three of us,” says guitar player Tosin Abasi. “None of this music would have turned out the same way without the equal inclusion of all of our musical ideas and that feel special. We're beyond thrilled with the result."

Animals As Leaders produced the 10-track album, with guitar player Javier Reyes handling mixing duties. Reyes also commented on the symbiotic nature of the new album, adding, “'The Madness of Many' is an explorative and ambitious journey of harmony, rhythm, musical expression and emotion. It has been the most collaborative effort for the band and an evolution in each of the members’ musical path.”

Drummer Matt Garstka noted that, “although conceptually dense, it is the most natural sounding Animals As Leaders album yet.” More...

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Devilment Posts Track-By-Track Trailer

Devilment will release forthcoming album "Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes" on November 18th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Today, the band releases a second track by track trailer responding to questions based on the final five tracks from the forthcoming album.

1. JudasStein
2. Hitchcock Blonde
3. Under The Thunder
4. Full Dark, No Stars
5. Shine On Sophie Moone
6. Life Is What You Keep From The Reaper
7. Dea Della Morte
8. Entangled In Our Pride
9. Hell At My Back
Bonus tracks:
10.The Seductive Poison
11. Father Dali More...

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Warlord (UK) Re-Issuing "Maximum Carnage"

British death metal band Warlord (UK) released a stellar album back in 1996 titled "Maximum Carnage," and now on the 20th anniversary Transcending Obscurity presents a new edition of the album in its unmitigated original glory with bonus tracks and special notes. This new edition will drop December 31st, 2016. Transcending Obscurity comments:

"Warlord UK have always been unheralded and yet they are one of the pillars of the UK death metal scene along with others like Bolt Thrower, Benediction and Cancer. Overshadowed probably due to pack of promotion and the period when death metal was saturated, it is our honour to unearth this album from the crypts of oblivion and present it in its original quality with packaging enhancements - each CD comes with a unique hand-numbered certificate of authenticity and a large sticker of the album artwork. Limited to 500 copies worldwide, these won't ever be pressed again."

1. Maximum Carnage
2. Disintegration
3. Nowhere to Run
4. Change
5. Alien Dictator
6. Vivisection
7. Theatre of Destruction
8. Race War
9. Bonus - Maximum Carnage (Live)
10. Bonus - The Fucking System (Live) More...

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King Parrot Posts Tour Video Diary

King Parrot just revealed the first part of a video diary from the "Maximum Cavalera European Tour" with Soulfly. The video was shot by Richard Brownlee in January, February and March 2016 and is available below.

The band is currently embarked on the "Battle of the Bays" European tour with Obituary, Exodus and Prong, kicking off October 21st and running through November 26th.

Exodus singer Steve 'Zetro' Souza commented: "King Parrot have us all turning our heads on what to expect from heavy metal in the future. We can't wait to see you all in the pit on such an epic, heavy tour!" More...

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Dark Tranquillity Posts Track Medley

Gothenburg's melodic death metal pioneers from Dark Tranquillity have now released a medley of the two tracks "The Absolute" and "Time Out of Place." These songs are taken from the bonus disc of the "Atoma" deluxe edition.

The band explains, "A lot of our songs start out as pieces of music written on piano / keyboards before getting transformed into guitar driven metal. With this recording, we wanted to explore what would happen if we instead let the material take another direction, and we're extremely thrilled by the result."

New album "Atoma" will be released tomorrow and is available as limited 2CD mediabook in slipcase (Europe only) or limited 2CD digipak (North America only), as a CD jewelcase, and gatefold LP+CD.

Tomorrow Dark Tranquillity will also embark on a North American tour, with a European trek currently being planned for 2017. More...

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Ephedra Signs With Argonauta Records

Argonauta Records welcomes heavy instrumental stoner rockers Ephedra from Switzerland to its roster. The label had this to say:

"These four heavy rockers from Zofingen (CH) have their musical roots all over the place, reaching from stoner rock, metal, hardcore punk to death metal. If you hear the band’s music for the first time, you’ll notice the different influences moving along between dreamy Space melodies & the Sound of a Tractor refueled with Kerosene! For a final result the press already described as a perfect blend of Karma To Burn meets Dozer."

The band says: “We are stoked & excited to be Part of the Argonauta Records family. This is a huge landmark in the history of Ephedra & will hopefully spread the band’s name all over the place." More...

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The Agonist Posts New Lyric Video

The Agonist released latest album and Napalm Records debut "Five" this past September. As the band prepares to head out on the first North American tour in support of "Five," today The Agonist drops a lyric video for the song "The Man Who Fell To Earth." Guitarist Danny Marino says of the video:

"When the news broke this year of David Bowie's death it hit me pretty hard. Especially because of how his last album 'Blackstar' turned into more than just a new record but a swan song of an artist still breaking boundaries even today. I had an instrumental that I knew was outside the box for The Agonist and felt I could make this a Bowie dedication.

"I used a lyric writing method called 'cut-ups' that I had heard Bowie himself used. It is when you find books or magazines surrounding the topic you are writing about and cut out individual words, and rearrange them until it starts to form a story. I used album reviews of his last album that were written before it was known he was dying. In the end the result comes out as a eulogy to be read at his funeral. I'm really happy with the dark vibe we achieved in studio with this one."

The Agonist's tour begins this Friday November 4th in Quebec City, QC and runs through December 3rd in Worcester, MA. A complete list of dates can be found below. More...

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Misanthropic Rage Streaming "I, The Redeemer"

The Polish avant-garde black metal duo Misanthropic Rage will release "Gates No Longer Shut" through Godz Ov War Productions on November 18th, 2016 and follows the dark experimental path which was paved by the recently spawned EP, "Qualia."

The band has now made a brand new track titled "I, The Redeemer" available for streaming online. Misanthropic Rage comments: "'Gates No Longer Shut' contains 7 diverse tracks, based on black metal we took it much further, exploring the sound created by every day inspirations.

"It is also literally the Gates that we opened before us, the Gates that drive us away from all boundaries, opening to our own world, both musically and philosophically. It is our entrance through which we gladly step tall and proud."

1. In A Blind Dimension
2. Gates No Longer Shut (streaming here)
3. I, The Redeemer
4. Into The Crypt
5. Niehodowalny
6. Cross Hatred
7. I Took The Fate In My Hands More...

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Neurosis Kicking Off "Fires Within Fires" Tour

In the wake of releasing eleventh studio album, "Fires Within Fires," Neurosis continues to book new live performances in support of the record into 2017, with a newly-booked tour of New Zealand and Australia just announced for February.

Neurosis' impending live schedule leads with two special shows for "Fires Within Fires" in London next week, which will see the band performing with Earth on November 7th, and Discharge and Subhumans November 8th.

The newly-confirmed first 2017 tour dates for Neurosis see the band them traversing the Pacific for a run through New Zealand and Australia. Running from February 14th through 18th, 2017 the band will play in Wellington, Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne. More...

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And Harmony Dies Celebrates A "Birthday"

Italian avant-garde black metal act And Harmony Dies released a new video clip for the song "Birthday." The song appears on the latest release "Totenamt" released back in the Spring via Sliptrick Records.

Check out the clip here:

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HammerFall Releases Track-By-Track Video Clip #1

Swedish power metal heroes Hammerfall issued a track-by-track clip for album ten - "Built To Last" - which is set to drop tomorrow, November 4th, through Napalm Records.

HammerFall will tour North America for the first time in seven years in 2017 in a co-headlining tour with Dutch symphonic metal act Delain. For dates and venues, head over to this location.

The track list for the album is:

1. Bring It!
2. Hammer High (see music video here)
3. The Sacred Vow (see lyric video here)
4. Dethrone And Defy
5. Twilight Princess
6. Stormbreaker
7. Built To Last
8. The Star Of Home
9. New Breed
10. Second To None

Check out the clip here: More...

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Secret Sphere Streams New Song Feat. Anette Olzen

Italy's Secret Sphere is streaming the new song "Lie to Me," which features a guest appearance by ex-Nightwish vocalist Anette Olzen. The song is the studio bonus track on the band's new live release - the DVD/Blue-Ray/Live CD entilted "One Night In Tokyo" - which is available now via Frontiers Music srl.

Check it out here:

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Alchemy Streams "Diablo"

Italian hard rock act Alchemy is streaming the song "Alchemy." The new single appears on the latest album "Never Too Late," which is available via Street Symphonies Records.

Check out the track here:

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Dowager Premieres New Song "Coastal"

Portland, Oregon's post-hardcore quartet Dowager premieres a new song titled "Coastal", taken from the upcoming new EP "Title Track", which will be out in stores November 25, 2016 via Bandcamp. The release was tracked, mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden, East Palo Alto, CA February 2016.

Check out now "Coastal" below.

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Gwar Covers Adolescent Howard Stern's Song

Listen to Gwar's cover of Howard Stern's song "Silver Nickels And Golden Dimes", performed during the band's recent appearance on "The Howard Stern Wrap-Up Show". The song was written by Stern when he was in the sixth grade. It’s a long-running gag for the show, with various artists having covered the track in the past.

Check out now "Silver Nickels And Golden Dimes" below.

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