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Metal News for November 9, 2016

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31 news articles posted on this day.

Risk Relay Streams "The Meeting"

New Jersey's Risk Relay -- now just over a week from releasing fourth full-length, "As We Descend" through Nefarious Industries - offers a new preview of the record with "The Meeting." Check it out below.

The theme of "As We Descend" is inspired by the late nineteenth-century science fiction novel by John Uri Lloyd, "Etidorhpa," which depicts the story of a man banished to an alternate world within the center of the Earth.

Offers Risk Relay with the new single: "'The Meeting' is the story of the restless mind of Llewellyn Drury, alone in his 1850s Cincinnati apartment, trying to find meaning through a dimly lit library of ancient texts as choking clouds of coal soot exhale against his window panes. The feeling of complete isolation descends like the creeping city murk but a restless mind conjures a white bearded phantom to impart the secrets of hidden science." More...

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Steve'N'Seagulls Covers "November Rain"

Finland's riotous backwoods rockers Steve 'N' Seagulls, known for rabble-rousing renditions of sempiternal rock and metal standards, just released a new video take on an old classic.

This time out, the band tackles a quintessential power ballad and covers Guns N' Roses' epic "November Rain." Have fun below!

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Full Bathory Tribute Album Streaming Online

CVLT Nation is proud to present the next in an ongoing covers compilation series with Bathory's infamous self-titled, debut album.

For tis latest offering, CVLT Nation has brought together nine bands to pay tribute to one of black metal's greats: Meka, Grave Coven, Plagues, True Love, Expander, Worsen, Morast, Ultha, and Fever Nest.

Side Darkness
1. Storm Of Damnation (Intro) - Meka
2. Hades - Grave Coven
3. Reaper - Plagues
4. Necromansy - True Love
5. Sacrifice - Expander
Side Evil
6. In Conspirasy With Satan - Worsen
7. Armageddon - Morast
8. Raise The Dead - Ultha
9. War - Fever Nest
10. Outro - Meka More...

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Protokult Streaming "Oy Kanada"

Emerging from the vast Canadian wilderness with a ravenous thirst for beer and metal, Protokult is today streaming new single "Oy Kanada." The band comments:

"'Oy Kanada,' is a power-folk thrasher that commands headbanging, pillaging and raising a round of the finest Canadian craft beer!. This is our take on a new Canadian metal national anthem: Our beer is better than yours! And tonight...Canadians rule!"

Fearlessly fusing metal subgenres, "Oy Kanada" marks the return of Protokult to the front line after unleashing third studio recording "No Beer In Heaven" from 2014. Stay tuned for more activity from the group soon. More...

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Hollow World Posts New Video

Hollow World today releases an official video for new single "Defiling Paradise." The single, initially premiered online last week, will be available to the world on November 25th via all digital stores.

The band will also be taking over Melbourne's Workers Club on Friday November, 18th to officially launch the brutal, searing single in a live setting.

The "Defiling Paradise" clip was directed by Miki Simankevicious, shot by Cameron Zayec and edited by Aaron Carroll. The clip was filmed in a private blue stone quarry in Avalon, VIC. This single is the first sample of an upcoming album, which explores the themes of humans' destruction of the world's natural resources. More...

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Gorguts Announces Australian Shows

The critically-acclaimed death metal pioneers from Gorguts have announced two special shows in Australia. Gorguts will perform on March 17th in Sydney and March 18th in Melbourne as part of the Direct Underground Fest, alongside label mates Departe, Marduk, Ulcerate, and MGLA.

The band is touring in support of latest one-song EP "Pleiades' Dust" that spans over 30 minutes of total run-time. Australian fans can catch the band live on these dates:

March 17 Sydney, Australia @ The Factory Theatre
March 18 Melbourne, Australia @ The Corner Hotel More...

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Vipassi Posts Drum Playthrough Video

Dan Presland, drummer of Australia's extreme progressive metal quartet Vipassi, has released a new drum playthrough video. The video features a performance of the recently released track "Benzaiten" and is available below.

"Benzaiten" is taken from Vipassi's debut album "Sunyata," due to be released by Season of Mist worldwide on January 20th, 2017. Regarding the song, Vipassi comments:

"Benzaiten is the goddess of everything that flows: water, time, words, speech, eloquence, music and by extension, knowledge. 'Benzaiten' also happens to be the very first track composed by VIPASSI, which kick-started and affirmed our sound as well as the direction of our journey with this project, acting almost as a mission statement; honoring our love for extreme music and melody, capturing the ebb and flow of everything that inspires us to create. So it is fitting it be the first piece released through our new home at Season of Mist."

1. Gaia
2. Benzaiten
3. Jove
4. Sum
5. Elpis
6. Paradise
7. Samsara More...

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Periphery Releasing Coffee

Periphery, which released fifth album "Periphery III: Select Difficulty" in July (reviewed here), have partnered with DC-based Vigilante Coffee Company for a special limited edition coffee, dubbed “Flatline.”

“Being the coffee junkies that we are, the band and I jumped at the opportunity to develop and release our own branded coffee with Vigilante, who kept us over-caffeinated for the Periphery III recoding sessions,” explains guitar player Mark Holcomb.

He goes on to say, “When we saw what Vigilante founder Chris Vigilante was doing and tasted the coffee they were brewing, we were floored; it was easily the best coffee I had tried in my years of living in D.C., and the band made it our go-to coffee spot. This past winter, Chris invited us into the shop for a lengthy tasting where we sampled over a dozen coffees and picked what would become 'Flatline' coffee. Aside from being excited to release such a great coffee, we’re also proud to say that a portion of the proceeds from sales of this coffee are going directly to Ecuador’s earthquake emergency relief for the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador in April 2016. “

Bags of “Flatline” coffee are available now via Periphery’s webstore. The coffee is described as featuring chocolate notes and a lasting mouthfeel. As it cools, its creaminess is almost chewy, with delicate earthy and toasty notes. More...

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OvO Streaming "Zombie Stomp"

New OvO song "Zombie Stomp," the veteran Italian duo's newest anthem of bare-bones industrial metal occultism, has come online and can be heard below.

OvO's Stefania Pedretti and Bruuno Dorella mark dark magic out of primitive industrial sounds and Pedretti's theatrically demonic vocals. Dorella pounds out minimal cadences on a mix of acoustic and electronic percussion, as Pedretti casts spells in her own arcane language –"there are no lyrics," she explains.

A combination of guitars and synths sets a driving, end-of-the-world tone. But as Moore notes, there are melodies to be found underneath the fog. "Zombie Stomp" appears on the band's ninth album "Creatura," due out December 9th on Italian label Dio Drone.

"Creatura" was recorded by Lorenzo Stecconi (Zu, Ufomammut) at a theater company's warehouse in Ravenna, Italy; it was mixed by Giulio Favero, and mastered by Giovanni Versari (Muse). More...

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Sepultura Posts Bass Video

Brazilian heavy metal band Sepultura will unleash upcoming studio album, "Machine Messiah," on January 13th through Nuclear Blast.

Today, the fifth studio episode arrives giveing an insight in the bass recording process. The album's full track listing is as follows:

1. Machine Messiah
2. I Am The Enemy
3. Phantom Self
4. Alethea
5. Iceberg Dances
6. Sworn Oath
7. Resistant Parasites
8. Silent Violence
9. Vandals Nest
10. Cyber God More...

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Nightwish Issues "Alpenglow" Live Video

"We were here!" - once again, the members of Nightwish carve their name into the walls of music history and after touring for a year and a half throughout every corner of the world, their time has come to immortalize the "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" tour on DVD.

On December 9th, the symphonic metal visionaries are set to release their new live milestone "Vehicle Of Spirit," featuring not only two full concerts, but also plenty of bonus material. Today, they unveil a second appetizer with live hymn "Alpenglow."

Nightwish issued this statement: "I would say the main part of the DVD are those two shows, both Wembley and Tampere. Wembley is mentioned first due to its recognizability and legendary status. I remember the show being very special, both a goal achieved, and a starting point.

"The crowd was heartwarming. The presence of Richard Dawkins on stage was just mind-blowing. The overall experience was a once-in-a-lifetime thrill ride! The show in Ratina Stadion, Tampere, was a home crowd specialty (for 4/6th of the band) with the biggest stage production we've ever had. A lovely atmosphere throughout the concert, with many same faces in the front row as there were 15 years ago. Heartfelt." More...

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Tyketto Posts Video, Reschedules Tour

In celebration of the band's 25th anniversary, Frontiers Music Srl has released Tyketto's brand new album "Reach." Today the band also releases a new video for the song "Kick Like A Mule" - check it out below.

In support of "Reach" the band will be hitting the road this January on a rescheduled tour. On the rescheduling of the upcoming tour, the band said the following:

"I must admit, it's been hard to find many things to be happy about over the last few weeks, but as always, Tyketto was the best medicine for me. I played 'Reach' a dozen times, and reminiscing about the sessions in Wales always brought a smile to my face. The outpouring of support from fans, venue owners and agents has also been a source of great comfort to us all. Some things in life transcend business, and everyone in the band felt the love coming to us all month.

"When plans of a reschedule tour commenced, we figured we would only be able to reconstruct a handful of dates. We knew the odds of venues having availability were slim to none, but even in the darkest hours, our guardian angels were looking out for us. More...

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The Stranger Streaming "Divine Intervention"

Brisbane prog-metal band The Stranger is today carving a mark in the Australian heavy music landscape with the release of new single "Divine Intervention." This is the first salvo of an assault-via-album due early 2017 and sets the tone sonically and thematically for the release.

The Stranger formed in 2013 as the brain child of Kalen Austin and Daniel O’Brien, with the goal of exploring expression by leaving no musical stone unturned. The Stranger has since made a presence in the Brisbane music scene by developing an eclectic mix of progressive metal, djent, folk, and acoustic.

Adam Merker (Aversions Crown, Lagerstein, Disentomb) from Anderz Debeerz Studio recorded the single and album with David Castillo (Katatonia, Bloodbath, Opeth) from Ghost Ward Studios on mixing duties and Jens Bogren (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Caligula’s Horse) from Fascination Street Studios doing final mastering.

Drummer Daniel O'Brien said of the new track: "'Divine Intervention' is the story of an aggrieved deity whose apathetic pantheon's tenacious destruction of evil drives him to question his own morality and the very nature of good and evil itself." More...

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Grand Magus Announces New Tour

The Swedish riff lords from Grand Magus are very pleased to announce that they will be returning to U.K. and Irish shores in March and April 2017 for a run of eight headline shows. These follow an already-announced appearance at Hammerfest 2017 in Pwllheli, North Wales.

Frontman and Viking metal master Janne ‘JB’ Christoffersson commented: "By Odin's beard! The Magus will be returning to the British isles for a headline tour with all that it entails in 2017. We will bring the metal without compromise, forged in iron - crowned in steel!"

24th March – Hammerfest, Pwllheli
25th March – Dublin, Voodoo Lounge
26th March – Belfast, Limelight 2
28th March – Glasgow, Classic Grand
29th March – Manchester, Sound Control
30th March – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
31st March – Southampton, Talking Heads
1st April – Cardiff, The Globe
2nd April – London, Underworld More...

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Famishgod Streaming "Abyss Of The Underworld"

The second opus from Spanish outfit Famishgod is completed and ready for its release next month on December 1st through Xtreem Music.

"Roots of Darkness" is again a conceptual album following the story created on its predecessor from 2014, composed of 7 chapters clocking over 65 minutes. Check out opening track "Abyss Of The Underworld" below, and the full track listing is as follows:

1. Abyss of the Underworld
2. Bad Omen
3. Molested, Defiled, Disrupted
4. Chamber of Chaos
5. Eternal Embrace
6. Lost Language of the Dead
7. Mournful Sounds of Death More...

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Raven Lord Announces New Album

Raven Lord - which made the running for our best metal newcomers back in 2013 - is now gearing up to release a new album titled "Down The Wasteland."

This impending release will follow 2013's "Descent to the Underworld" and is coming December 13th, 2016, with the artwork available below. Raven Lord consists of:

Csaba Zvekan - Vocals
Joe Stump - Lead guitars
George Karafotis - Rhythm guitars
Lucio Manca - Bass guitars
Fab Jablonski - Keyboards
Maestro Mistheria - Keyboards
Garry King - Drums More...

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Goodbye, Kings Posts Music Video

Italian group Goodbye, Kings just released an official video clip from new album "Vento." Check out the song “Shurùq” below, or you can hear the previously released "Fujin Vs. Raijin" over here.

Argonauta Records comments: "Scirocco (from the arab Shurhùq, wind of noon) is a warm wind coming from Syria. It is also known as Shuruq, a Muslim prayer for the sunset."

The new Goodbye, Kings album "Vento" was released on November 7th, 2016 via Argonauta and can ordered here.

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Mark Zero Releasing "Ballistica" Album

After two years of dedication and hard work, Gothenburg metal band Mark Zero is gearing up to release debut full-length album "Ballistica" on November 21st. The album, which will be self-released by the band on all major digital platforms, shows of a dark and melodic yet raw approach to metal.

Frontman John NT explains, "The album has definitely got a 90’s vibe to it in many ways, the simple but honest sound of nu-metal and industrial metal from that era. The drums are raw, the guitars are gritty and muddy, and the vocals aren’t perfect. It’s just honest.”

Mostly recorded at the band's rehearsal space and mixed by guitarist Scott Crocker, drums were recorded in Sweden’s Boomtown Studios with producer Erik Berglund. The album deals with mental health and the day-to-day battles that are common in society today.

John NT comments: "Most of the songs feature some sort of antagonist, whether it be a person or just a mental concept. The overall theme of the album is definitely about fighting your way out of the mental jungle, no matter who gets a machete through their face on the way." More...

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Hammerhands Drops New Video Clip

After three long years, Canadian band Hammerhands is releasing second full-length "Largo Forte." Today the band also drops a new music video for "If You're Not Part of The Party, You're Part of The Problem" - check it out below. The album's full track listing is as follows:

1. Eighteen
2. Thunderchunk
3. High Plains
4. Largo Forte
5. Mezzo Grave
6. If You're Not Part of The Party, You're Part of The Problem
7. Where We Go
8. Darkerness
9. The Hardest Thing More...

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Hieroglyph Releases New Music Video

After we previously premiered the single online, Hieroglyph has now released a video for "Starlight - The High Priestess." The band comments:

"Hello everyone, the day has arrived... We are proud to present to you our video for 'Starlight - The High Priestess,' premiered by Terrorizer.

"This song is part of our upcoming album 'Ouroboros' that is centred on the concept of the enlightenment of the human mind and consciousness through a hard and long path.

"As we can all see from today's political act, this is far from happening yet within the human kind. But during these times let's remember to always be kind to each other, spread the love, and let music share a positive message to everyone!" More...

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Foscor Parts With Drummer

Foscor just issued the following announcement online about parting ways with long-time drummer Nechrist:

"At the time when we are celebrating our 15th anniversary, it is with heartfelt sadness that we announce you all the parting of ways with our first and only drummer to date, Nechrist.

"12 years together since we played our first ever show in September 2004 at the already disappeared Wawanko Club in Barcelona. 90 shows across at least 7 European countries.

"3 full length albums composed, recorded and released as well as the live DVD celebrating the 10th anniversary or the contributions to Katatonia's and Enslaved's tribute... and hours and hours of friendship, honesty, fun and suffering for bringing FOSCOR to its current age.

"Eternal thanks you dear friend, for giving us all your good things through these years. We wish you all the best wherever you go and whatever you do. With your departure, the band actually closes a really big period. We are ready for the next one. Forever more... together in Darkness..." More...

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Metal Bands React To Trump Presidency

Well, it looks like GWAR's election rigging and Anal Trump's political grindcore couldn't stop the Trump Train.

The rock and metal world have begun to react to the reality of President-Elect Donald Trump this morning, and as expected, it isn't pretty. While a few were ecstatic (I see you there Ted) and a few have been oddly silent (where is Dave Mustaine?), most of the response has been less than positive.

Below is a sampling of musicians across the genre spectrum expressing their thoughts at learning of who ended up winning the electoral college vote last night in the U.S.


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Despite Posts "Awakening" Video

Sweden’s progressive melodic death metal Despite just released a video for "Awakening," which is the second clip shot off the "Synergi" album released back in July.

"Awakening" tackles the topic of poisonous political convictions on the day after the U.S. presidential election. The video was directed by Joel Nilsson of Maluha Media and filmed in the remote badlands of Vasterlanda, Sweden.

“The poison of choice for the saboteurs of today is conviction, and at the core of every conflict you will find these convictions,” states bassist Anthony Cui. “Whether they’re political or religious, these are the anti-theses of diplomacy and communication among humanity. Far too often, people use their convictions as barriers.”

Vocalist Peter Tuthill adds, “the cogs under the surface of our skin represent the fact that we are all small parts of a big machine – planet earth. Until people with convictions are awakened, civilization will be locked in conflict. It’s time to wake the fuck up!” More...

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Aborym Releases New Video

Italy's industrial/electronic metal masters from Aborym today premiere a first new song from upcoming album "Shifting.negative" in the form of a music video. The band's 7th studio album is set to be released on January 25th via Agonia Records, and you can check out new the track titled "Precarious" below.

The follow-up to 2013's "Dirty" (reviewed here) was recorded with a new line-up consisting of founder Fabban, multi-instrumentalist Dan V, bassist & guitarist RG Narchost, guitarist Davide Tiso (ex-Ephel Duath, Gospel Of The Witches), keyboardist Stefano Angiulli and several guest musicians (including Sin Quirin of Ministry fame).

"Shifting.negative" was mixed and mastered by Grammy-award winning Marc Urselli at Eastside Sound Studios (Lou Reed, John Zorn, Mike Patton) in New York, who commented on the album:

"I've known Fabban and Aborym for over 20 years so it's nice that we finally get to work together on an Aborym record and this is the most forward thinking of all the Aborym records for sure! It's definitely a break from the past and a step forward into the future of a band that has never stood still and never wanted to sound like everything else that's out there. They continue to evolve with every record! This is a great sounding album that blends all of their metal and industrial influences and represents a new milestone in the history of such a well respected and established group. I'm excited to be a part of it". More...

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Putrified Streaming New Song "Sarcophagus"

Stockholm, Sweden's Putrified premieres a new song entitled "Sarcophagus (under the lid)", taken from the upcoming new album "The Flesh. The Scythe. The Tomb.", which will be out in stores December 19th, 2016 via Unholy Prophecies. The EP was recorded at Mind the Gap Studios. Side A was mixed by Dan Lowndes (of Cruciamentum) at Resonance Sound Studio, while side B (comprised of unreleased cover songs from Putrified’s past) was mixed by Oskar Solvik.

Check out now "Sarcophagus (under the lid)" below.

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The Ritual Aura: Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

Australian tech-death wizards of The Ritual Aura premiere their pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Tæther", which will be out in stores this Friday, November 11th via Lacerated Enemy Records.

Check out now "Tæther" in its entirety below.

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Marilyn Manson Beheads Donald Trump In New Video

Marilyn Manson teases a new music video for "SAY10", taken from the upcoming new album "Say10", which is expected to be released in February, 2017.

Check out now the "SAY10" teaser clip below.

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Wakrat Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

Rage Against The Machine/Prophets Of Rage bassist Tim Commerford's project Wakrat premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming self-titled debut album, which will be out in stores November 11 via Earache Records.

Check out now "Wakrat" in its entirety below.

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Stray From The Path Debuts New Music Video

Stray From The Path premieres a new song entitled "The House Always Wins", taken from the band's upcoming new album, due out next year on Sumerian Records.

Check out now "The House Always Wins" below.

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Flaw Premieres New Music Video

Flaw premieres a new music video for "Do You Remember", taken from the band's latest album "Divided We Fall". Says vocalist Chris Volz of the clip:

"We are very excited about the next single, the meaning the lyrics have to me, and to the people who hear it, is very profound. I feel like we all have a dream that we should follow, sometimes it’s easy to lose sight of what really matters in life. This video captures all of the emotions we put into live shows, and is a true representation of the energy connected to our music."

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Nails/Full Of Hell: Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Nails and Full Of Hell premiere their pre-release full-album stream of the bands' upcoming new split 7?, due out in stores on December 02nd via Closed Casket Activities.

Check out now the split release in its entirety below.

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