Metal News for November 4, 2022
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14 news articles posted on this day.
Kreator Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise
German thrash metal kings Kreator has been confirmed as the latest band to perform on board the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise next year. The cruise will set sail from Miami on January 30th and will return on February 3rd.
The lineup is now as follows:
Uli Jon Roth
Dystopia A.D. Release Single "Fields of Carrion"
Death metal titans Dystopia A.D. have unleashed a lyric video for "Fields of Carrion". The song is from their album "Doomsday Psalm", which is set to release on December 2nd, 2022.
The band comments "When writing "Fields of Carrion," we wanted to make a "blackened power metal" song - two sub-genres we love, but don't always mesh.The track opens with dissonant riffage and a haunting solo evocative before giving way to blackened blast beat assaults and foaming-at-the-mouth snarls. There's this big, epic chorus in the vein of Blind Guardian, as well as a chunky breakdown, folk interlude, and more lead guitar wizardry. So, we think there's something here for everyone in the Metal Brother/Sisterhood!" More...
Great American Ghost Unveils New Music Video
Boston's Great American Ghost have released their new video, "Torture World," taken from their new EP of the same name, out now via via MNRK Heavy. You can check it out below.
Vocalist Ethan Harrison comments on the 'Torture World' video: "This video is a vision that we have had for a while and we are so glad that we could bring it to life with our long-time friend, Chris Klump. The song isn't as literal as the video implies - the things that we go through as people can be harder than you could ever imagine and going through them alone can be truly torturous." More...
Varmia Announces New EP Release
Polish pagan group Varmia – who pay tribute to their Baltic roots by combining black metal with traditional instruments such as the goat horn and the tagelharpa – have revealed their first new music since 2021’s "bal Lada" album. The new song "Oddal" is presented as a standalone video (no digital single at this time) and comes as an introduction for the intriguing and unique group’s next chapter. The music video can be viewed below.
"In the near future we will share our three new pieces. A musical and visual triptych, which in fact is a prologue to what’s next to come," further explains vocalist/guitarist Lasota. "For the first time in our history, we’ve felt that the album needs some sort of introduction, an opening. So, here’s the first lift of the veil. ‘Oddal’ is a Polish word for seclusion, distance and isolation. We invite you there."
"Oddal" opens the band’s new EP, "Prolog," that will be released January 6th across all digital platforms. More...
Rotting Christ Frontman To Make Solo Live Debut
Sakis Tolis, frontman of legendary extreme metal band Rotting Christ, who also released his debut solo album, "Among The Fires Of Hell" earlier this year, has announced that he will be performing for the first time as a solo artist at next year's edition of the Inferno Metal Festival, which will take place from April 6th-9th in Oslo. A message from Tolis reads as follows:
"My dear friends, I would like to announce my first attempt to perform live as a solo artist in the glorious Inferno Music Festival in Norway early next year. I will perform my first solo album, Among The Fires Of Hell', and songs that have never been performed from Rotting Christ and Thou Art Lord. Look forward to seeing you all there and meanwhile stay tuned for live updates from Rotting Christ. Spirit up brothers & sisters!"
The musician recently released a visualiser video for a new song entitled, "Ancestral Whispers," featuring Eleni & Souzana Vougioukli. You can hear the song below. More...
The Privateer Set To Release New Album In January
With sails fully set, the 6-member crew of The Privateer has been going on a privateer voyage since 2007. Inspired by classic heavy metal, modern death and folk metal, the privateers from Freiburg create their characteristic sound. With their songs they tell stories about hidden treasures, distant worlds, old sailors' yarns and the myths of the sea.
Today the crew releases the first digital single titled "The Darkest Shadow Of Life." The song is now available on all streaming platforms. The official lyric video can be seen below.
The band comments:
"Finally the time has come: we are more than happy to share our first single 'The Darkest Shadow Of Life' with you. Experience our Clara in a really bad mood - we promise to hit you with our tricorn!
And a little teaser for the friends of cultivated music listening: "Kingdom of Exiles" will also be released as a beautiful golden special edition on vinyl! Whether with a glass of red wine in front of the fireplace, with a bottle of overseas rum or with a hip craft beer - vinyl rules! And for the great treasure hunters amongst you, there will be a special edition with a hidden treasure. Stay tuned!" More...
Eyes Wide Open Shares New Single
Swedish modern metal four-piece Eyes Wide Open have released a deluxe edition of their latest album "Through Life And Death," out now via Arising Empire. The extended album features 18 tracks, including recent singles "Cross My Heart" and "We're The Walking Dead" featuring Misstiq.
Eyes Wide Open have also shared their new single "Ghosts & Parasites," check it out below.
Based in Karlstad, Sweden, Eyes Wide Open carry the torch on behalf of the Swedish melodic metal scene. Their sound, which is mixed with modern influences inspired by metalcore, combines catchy melodies, heavy drumming, pumping rhythms and versatile vocals.
Following on from their fourth album, 2019's The Upside Down, Eyes Wide Open's latest full-length "Through Life And Death" (2021) hits like a juggernaut and paves the road that leads to the top tier of the scene. Lyrically, the album explores depression, greed, betrayal, and every inner demon of the human mind. More...
To The Grave To Release New Album In February
Hard-line extreme metal squad To The Grave have announced their new album, "Director’s Cuts," to be released via Unique Leader Records on 24th February, 2023.
Ahead of the album, the band are sharing their first single "Red Dot Sight," a hard-hitting track about anti-vegan public figures and the media perception against vegan activists. You can check out the video below.
The band comment on the new album: "This is the refinement of our combined musical tastes, fuelled by our sadness and anger at the state of the world. We made the music we wanted to make without really considering how it would fit into any little genre boxes, because we knew if we loved it completely then everyone else would too. These songs are hard and heavy without being technical just for the sake of it."
Commenting on the new single the band add: "'Red Dot Sight' is about anti-vegan public figures and influencers dragging the names of activists for headlines and views. The way our media paints them as criminals and terrorists sways public perception against those wanting to do good to the point that it’s socially acceptable to treat them like sh*t." More...
Amorphis Posts New Song "The Well" Online
Just one week before the kick-off of their long-awaited co-headline-tour with Eluveitie, AMORPHIS shroud you in more heavy riffs and timeless melodies by launching their brand new track 'The Well'! As part of the "Halo (Tour Edition)" digipak that is out today, this song was recorded during the band's latest studio session and is only available on this CD and digitally.
“'The Well' tells a story about an individual causing chaos and mayhem by breaking the principles of society. It is a timeless force phenomenon repeating itself in the history of time, a kind of natural force among the human kind”, vocalist Tomi Joutsen states. “The song itself is drawing some influences from the early scandinavian early black metal and classic oriental Amorphis vibes. This one is on the heavier side of the material recorded during the 'Halo' album sessions on 2021.”
Stream "The Well" or order the new "Halo (Tour Edition)" here.
Ruinthrone Reveals New Album Details
Italian fantasy power metallers RuinThrone will be releasing their new J.R.R. Tolkien-inspired album "The Unconscious Mind Of Arda" due out January 13th, 2023 via Rockshots Records to follow their debut album "Urban Ubris"and EP "Leaden Field."
The album itself has been composed of stories inspired by Tolkien’s poems, his "Legendarium." The band hopes the concepts they wrote can be “messengers” of reflection for their listeners, turning in a better awareness of their daily life.
"With this album, we think we reached our own identity. Back in the early years, we started with a classic German power metal style, but year by year we changed and matured musically. This is why we use 7-string guitars with 1/2 step-down tuning, extreme vocals, etc. For this new record, we also focused on an alternative point of view of some stories written by Tolkien. We thought it would have been interesting to explore not only some interesting characters and heroes but also the mind of the main villains." adds guitarist Nicolò de Maria.
Today, Ruinthrone reveal the second single "The Past Is Yet To Come" accompanied by a lyric video.
“If I think about that time when I wrote these lyrics suddenly the enthusiasm and the writing ease come to my mind. Long story short the song tells about the fear of death. I imagined that even a king at some point has to confront himself with this thought: “my life will come to an end, my consciousness will fade away, and nothing will mean anything cause I won’t be anymore.”. The power of writing can change this feeling. All of a sudden fate is tamed if you sign a contract with the Dark Lord. In exchange for immortality, the king agrees to turn into a Nazgûl and make a Mephistophelian agreement. My vision of the circle of life and death is similar to Nietzsche’s one of the Eternal Recurrence. The weight of immortality turns into ages and events happening over and over in the same way. The main character begins to understand why death is a gift of Iluvatar, not a curse." says vocalist Haedus. More...
Behead The Betrayer Premiere Full-Album Stream
New Oxford, Pennsylvania-based brutel death/deathcore quartet Behead The Betrayer premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new EP "Disposed Of", which was released November 3rd, 2022.
Check out now "Disposed Of" in its entirety below.
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Gorgatron Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream
Fargo, North Dakota-based death grinders Gorgatron premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new EP "Agony Reborn", which will be out in stores November 4th via Blood Blast Distribution.
Check out now "Agony Reborn" in its entirety below.
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Varmia Premiere New Single & Music Video "Oddal"
Polish pagan black metal quartet Varmia premiere a new single and music video “Oddal”, taken from their upcoming new album, which will be released via M-Theory Audio.
Check out now "Oddal" streaming via YouTube for you now below.
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Casket Robbery Premiere New Single & Music Video
Wisconsin-based death metal quintet Casket Robbery premiere a new song and video “Post-Mortem”, taken from their upcoming new album "Rituals of Death", which is set for release on CD and digitally on November 11th, 2022 via Blood Blast Distribution.
Check out now "Post-Mortem" streaming via YouTube and Spotify for you now below.
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