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Metal News for November 5, 2018

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11 news articles posted on this day.

Interview

A Conversation With Orange Goblin

Two days ago in Cardiff, I had the pleasure of witnessing one of the most exciting tour packages of the year, as Corrosion Of Conformity hit the road with Orange Goblin, Fireball Ministry and Black Moth. Needless to say, the show was incredible but beforehand I had the pleasure of speaking not only with Corrosion Of Conformity guitarist Woody Weatherman (which can be viewed here,) but also with Orange Goblin vocalist Ben Ward. During the interview, we discussed the band's excellent new album, "The Wolf Bites Back," balancing day jobs with being in an established metal band and what makes them so relatable to British rockers. You can check out the interview in full below.

Diamond Oz: Well straight into it, the new album, "The Wolf Bites Back" is out now, which is a great and quite typical Orange Goblin title if you like. Very simple but very effective. The same goes for the artwork, can you tell us a little bit about that?

Ben Ward: Well, we wanted something simple but striking. A lot of the classic album covers aren't really over elaborate, think "Dark Side Of The Moon" etc. When the title, "The Wolf Bites Back" came up, it was just a case of a simple striking image of a snarling wolf. We asked our mate Roland (Scriver of Familiar Ink) who's done a lot of artwork for us over the years with t-shirts and other things and he did a great job.

Oz: Well you did a great job on the album yourselves. Without going too far, there's a little bit more of a death metal influence on this record, a bit more doom...

Ben: Yeah, I think it's a melting pot of what the four our collective tastes. Myself and Martyn come from a more extreme/heavy metal background. Chris comes from sort of a more hardcore/D.C. punk scene background and Joe's always been into the blues and classic rock so I think that mixture is what defines Orange Goblin. It comes together to create something unique, although we always joke that we've ripped something off to create our own sound. It's almost impossible these days to create something completely original, everything's kind of been done before, especially with this kind of music with the Sabbath and Motorhead influences. Tony Iommi wrote the book.

With this album we wanted it to sound short, sharp, aggressive and have every song possible to play in a live environment. Not do much with overdubs, guitars etc. We wanted it to be about what we want to take to the stage and we've been playing about four or five songs from the album, mixing it up too. After nine albums you tend to get a bit bored playing the same songs over and over again so when new material's available it's something fresh.

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Inmate Premiere New Song & Music Video

Inmate premiere a new song and video entitled "Impossible is nothing", taken from their upcoming new album "Anarthas", which will be out in stores January 19th.

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Ozzy Osbourne 2019 North American Tour Announced

Ozzy Osbourne announces additional "No More Tours 2" North American tour dates for next year. Megadeth will join as support act for the entire North American run.

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Frctrd Premiere New Music Video "Tyrant"

Parisian deathcore aggressors FRCTRD premiere a new song and music video titled "Tyrant", taken from their upcoming new album, which will be out in stores soon via We Are Triumphant.

Check out now "Tyrant" below.

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Beheaded To Record New Album In December

The writing process for BEHEADED's new album, successor to 2017's "Beast Incarnate", is close to completion and the band will be entering Mk2 Recording Studio in December. At a later stage, mixing and mastering of the album will be handled once again by the capable hands of Ronnie Björnström at Enhanced Audio Productions. This will be BEHEADED's debut first release on Agonia Records and is scheduled for a worldwide release mid 2019, followed by an extensive European tour (including a number of major festivals).

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Manam Premiere New Song & Video "Supernova"

Coming out with the debut album "Rebirth of Consciousness" next November 23, the death metal band MANAM unleashes the new video "Supernova". The new video was directed by Gabriele Boz, and it's now available streaming for you below:

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Malleus Premiere Full-Album Stream Of New Album

Boston metal outfit Malleus premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new album "Storm of Witchcraft", which was released October 27th via Blood Harvest Records.

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Kala Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Multinational balck metal collective Kala premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming debut demo, "Shavasana", which will be released by Clandestine Faith. No exact release date for it has been announced so far.

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Dim Lords Premiere New Full-Album Stream

Dim Lords premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new album "Last World, Dead Universe", which was released October 22nd via Bandcamp.

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Nightgrave Premiere Full-Album Stream

Nightgrave premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new album "The Loom Of Void | The Curse Of Life", which was released October 24th via Bandcamp.

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Svartidauði Premiere "Wolves Of A Red Sun"

Icelandic band Svartidauði premiere a new song entitled "Wolves Of A Red Sun", taken from their upcoming new album "Revelations of the Red Sword", which will be released by Ván Records on December 3rd.

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