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Metal News for November 4, 2019

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9 news articles posted on this day.

Cannabis Corpse Announces European Tour

Stoner death metal icons, Cannabis Corpse, will be starting the new year with a headlining European tour in which they will be supported by label mates, Withered.

The rampage will kick off at the Cinema in Aalst, Belgium on January 3, and continues to wreck havoc through 13 more countries until a final curtain at the Temple of Boom in Leeds, UK. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below.

Bassist/vocalist Phil "Landphil" Hall comments: "Cannabis Corpse is going to head back over to Europe early in 2020! Roll up a fatty and check out the dates!"

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Mayhem To Tour With Abbath

Norwegian black 'n' roll titans, Abbath, will be returning to North America in 2020 as part of the Decibel Magazine tour, along with Mayhem.

The dates will also include an appearance at Decibel Magazine Metal and Beer Festival in Philadelphia, PA on April 3. The tour will kick off on March 13 in Denver, CO and will conclude on April 10 in Chicago, IL. The full itinerary can be found below. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, November 8, at 10:00 AM local time.

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At The Gates And Cruachan Confirmed For 70000 Tons

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise has confirmed a further two bands for next year's edition of the floating festival. Joining the already impressive lineup are Swedish death metal legends At The Gates, who will be performing a "Slaughter Of The Soul" anniversary set and Irish folk metal pioneers Cruachan, who in addition to performing the allotted two sets, will be performing a third in the on board pub.

This brings the number of bands up to sixteen, with sixty in total to perform. The ship will set sail to Cozumel, Mexico on January 7th and return to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on January 11th.

The lineup is now as follows:

At The Gates
Devin Townsend
Flotsam And Jetsam
Leaves Eyes

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Mercyful Fate Bassist Passes Away

Mercyful Fate bassist Timi "Grabber" Hansen has passed away at the age of sixty one, his bandmate King Diamond has revealed. A message from the vocalist reads as follows:

"I just found out that I lost one of my dearest friends, who has been fighting cancer for a long time, in such an incredibly brave way.

"He was not just my roommate on the early Mercyful Fate tours, but he was always my favorite bass player of all times.

"I was fortunate to have been able to visit him at his apartment with some other good friends, and we had a great afternoon that will never be forgotten.

"When I last talked to Timi on the phone on October 24th, I could understand that things had gotten tougher than they ever were, and yet he said “we fight on”.
I feel so so sad for his entire family, you have my absolute deepest sympathy.

"Rest in Peace my dear dear friend.

Hansen was a founding member of Mercyful Fate and performed on the classic eighties albums, "Melissa" and "Don't Break The Oath," as well as the 1993 release "In The Shadows." He was also an original member of King Diamond's eponymous band, recording the albums "Fatal Portrait" and "Abigail," as well as the single, "No Presents For Christmas" and some live releases.

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Sun of the Dying Premiere New Song

Spain's death/doom band Sun of the Dying premiere a new song titled "When the Morning Came", taken from their upcoming new album "The Earth Is Silent", which will be out in stores November 29 via AOP Records.

Check out now "When the Morning Came" below.

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Hellehond Premiere New Song "Over De Kling"

Hellehond premiere a new song called "Over De Kling", taken from their upcoming new album "Verslonden ", which will be out in stores December 6th through Iron Bonehead.

Check out now "Over De Kling" below.

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Vadiat Premiere Full-Album Stream Of Brand New EP

Cleveland death metal outfit Vadiat premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new EP "Darkness Proceeds", which was released October 31, 2019 via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Darkness Proceeds" in its entirety below.

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Bull Elephant Premiere New Song

London-based band Bull Elephant premiere the title-track, taken from their upcoming self-titled debut album, which will be released on November 29th by Eat Lead and Die Music.

Check out now "Bull Elephant" below.

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Fever 333 Premiere New Single “Kingdom”

Fever 333 premiere a new single entitled “Kingdom” via tonight’s episode of the BBC Radio 1‘s ‘Rock Show With Daniel P Carter‘. You can stream the song via YouTube below:

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