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Metal News for November 9, 2019

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Sodom Posts New Song Online

German thrash metal legends Sodom have released their new digital single "Out Of The Frontline Trench". This song is also the title track of the forthcoming EP, which will be released on November 22.

Tom Angelripper: "Postcards and letters from my granddad, which I discovered among the things he left behind when he died, and some TV documentaries have given me a vague idea of what it must have been like for soldiers back in those days to leave their trenches and face those life-threatening battles."

The close relationship between a metal band and its fans can be measured by - among other things - how long they make their supporters wait for new songs. So looking at it from that perspective, Sodom are definitely exemplary seeing that they’ve always supplied their huge following with new material at regular intervals. The release of their current album "Decision Day" was followed - in time for their major European tour in December 2018 - by the "Partisan" EP.

Now the Gelsenkirchen thrash metal act surrounding figurehead Tom Angelripper (vocals, bass) presents itself from its generous side again: Even before work on their upcoming album is set to commence, Sodom are ready to unleash their brand-new mini-album, "Out Of The Frontline Trench." Tom calls the recording “a sign of life for our fans”, having cut, together with his guitarists Frank Blackfire and Yorck Segatz plus drummer Husky, three new songs as well as two classics (one of them re- recorded, the other one a live number), "Out Of The Frontline Trench" forging an arch between Sodom’s past, present and future. More...

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Leaves Eyes/Atrocity Splits With Guitarist

Atrocity and its sister band Leaves' Eyes have announced that guitarist Pete Streit has left both bands. Replacing him will be Micki Richter, who has recently been performing with Leaves' Eyes. A statement from the band reads as follows:

"Dear Fans and Friends,

"Please welcome Micki Richter as new member of the Leaves’ Eyes and Atrocity family! Micki has already rocked with us on our latest shows and tours in Europe, North America and Japan. It’s great fun being on the road with him and he is a great guy and guitar player. Our friend Pete Streit can’t be a full touring musician anymore for private reasons and we wish him all the best for the new chapter in his life. We had a great time together in both bands and will miss Pete’s kind personality! Hau’ rein, Pete, wir sehen uns alter Freund!

Micki states: "It is a great honor and pleasure for me to announce that from now on I am a regular member of Leaves' Eyes, and also of Atrocity. Having been on tour as a guest musician for Leaves’ Eyes since 2016 and played the current Atrocity tour, I’m looking forward to rock the common future with this great guys and excellent musicians!"

Pete adds: "It was a good time in Leaves' Eyes and Atrocity. We played so many shows in nice places and I experienced and learned a lot. I want to say thank you to the guys, and to all who made this possible. See you soon! Cheers!"

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The Agonist Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal

Canadian metal outfit The Agonist are the latest band to be confirmed for next year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. This brings the number of bands up to twenty five, 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:

Aborted
Aether Realm
Archon Angel
At The Gates
Candlemass
Cruachan
Devin Townsend
Einherjer
Emperor
Epica
Flotsam And Jetsam
Grave Digger
Haggard
Kampfar
Kissin' Dynamite
Leaves Eyes
Michael Schenker Fest
Moonsorrow
Origin
Soen
Sortilège
Trollfest
Venom
Wintersun

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Psycho Las Vegas Announces Initial Lineup

Now approaching its fifth consecutive year in the swirling neon decadence of Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay will once again host this eclectic, heavy music fest to include such bands as: Ty Segall, Mayhem, Blonde Redhead, Ulver, Windhand, Kaelan Mikla, and Mephistofeles. More bands will be announced in December. More...

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