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Metal News for December 13, 2022

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18 news articles posted on this day.

Underoath To Embark On "Blind Obedience" Tour

Underoath have announced their 2023 US outing - The Blind Obedience Tour - with special guests Periphery and Loathe. The 24-city tour kicks off on March 3 at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD making stops across the US in Pittsburgh, PA, Las Vegas, NV, Oklahoma City, OK and more before wrapping up in Nashville, TN at Marathon Music Works on April 2.

Tickets go on sale starting Friday, December 16 at 10 AM, local time at underoath777.com.

Citi is the official card of the Blind Obedience Tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, December 13 at 11 AM, ET until Thursday, December 15 at 10 PM, local time through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details, head here.

Underøath VIP Demo Listening Party packages include general admission ticket to see Underøath live, exclusive pre-show Underøath hangout with a demo listening party, band Q&A, and group photo opportunity with the band, plus limited edition merchandise. Fans can grab VIP tickets now at underoath777.com

"We’re working on new music (as always). Some songs are done. Some are close. Some have just gotten started… but we wanted to find a way to bring you inside that creative process," Underoath shares. "At every VIP meet & greet on the Blind Obedience tour, we’re going to be having a listening party of unreleased music we’re currently working on (in various stages of completion) *as well as* never before heard demos of songs you know well. You’ll get a taste of what’s to come as well as see how far songs you already love had to come to get to your ears. We think this is going to be rad for us *and* you because if one of our favorite band was doing it, we’d jump on it (which is always our mindset going into this sort of thing)."

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Pop Evil Reveals New Album Details

Hard rock group Pop Evil have announced their new album, "Skeletons," due 17th March 2023 via MNRK Heavy, along with US, UK and EU tour dates. The band have also unveiled a video for their single "Paranoid (Crash & Burn)." You can check it out below.

The 11-tracks feature the already released singles: "Eye Of The Storm" landing at the #5 Most Played Song in 2022 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Chart, and the most recent single, "Paranoid (Crash & Burn)." The album also includes guest performers such as Ryan Kirby from Fit for a King on 'Dead Reckoning' - a song brought to the table by bassist, Joey “Chicago” Walser - plus Blake Allison from Devour the Day providing guest vocals on 'Wrong Direction.'

Discussing the album, frontman Leigh Kakaty said, "This is about us as a band stripping everything down to the bones. It’s more up-tempo, it’s got bigger riffs, and we’re trying to capture the energy of our live show.

"But it’s also a positive message, I know it’s a morbid visual, but behind every skeleton, there’s a story and something worth talking about. Overall, it’s about looking at something in a positive way. And I’m excited for everyone to hear that." More...

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Twilight Force Releases "Sunlight Knight" Video

There's little more than one month left until the release of Twilight Force's new opus "At The Heart Of Wintervale." Today however, the Swedes hope to thrill their fans by releasing the second single from their upcoming long-player. "Sunlight Knight" is accompanied by an amazing pixel art, video game style video. You can check it out below.

Twilight Force comments:
"Knights! It is dangerous to go alone! Are you prepared to venture into the unknown together!?
Our second single from At the Heart of Wintervale is finally unleashed upon the mortal realms: 'Sunlight Knight'

"This is the tale of a valiant knight seeking fortune and triumph throughout the kingdom of Aloria. One day he happens upon a village hidden deep in the woods, where all light has been consumed and usurped by an ancient eldritch daemon. Our brave knight must hence journey into the daemon’s mystic realm to unbind the light, and free the villagers from the shackles of eternal darkness. Alas, the daemon appears indomitable at first. Our hero must set out again, to seek further skills and develop additional powers in order to return for the final battle... So, sharpen your swords, and witness the story as it unfolds in this sparkling nostalgic visualisation. The magnificent art and video created by KillingArtworks." More...

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Ruinthrone Debuts "I Am The Night" Music Video

Italian fantasy power metallers, RuinThrone, will be releasing their new J.R.R. Tolkien-inspired album, The Unconscious Mind Of Arda, in January via Rockshots Records. The band have released a music video for the new single, "I Am The Night". Watch below.

In this song, the band recounts the right support brought by those who dare to go in the opposite direction. The song is dedicated to those who carry a difference, to those who have the courage to be a dissonant voice. Morgoth is the symbol of it all; in the theme of Iluvatar he refused to play a music that needed to be well-tuned with the others, instead he played a dissonant melody. This bold action will be a messenger of new creations. Banded in the void, alone, the song imagines Morgoth laughing at his punishments as he completes his work.

The band adds about the song: "Talking about which song any of us would have chosen as a single, everyone agreed that at least one had to be a good power metal song. That kind of song that, when played live, you can see people flying into the bar and headbanging until the end. So the choice was between this and 'Blessed By Loneliness.' It wasn’t an easy choice, but in the end we chose 'I Am The Night'. The chorus is so epic, Haedus reaches the higher notes of his vocal range and is also easy to sing for the audience. Guitar and keyboard solos are so cool and fast, the double case, the length of the song.. no other choice but this." More...

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Municipal Waste Added To Kreator/Lamb Of God Tour

Kreator and Lamb Of God have announced their label mates Municipal Waste as support on their State Of Unrest 2023 European co-headline tour. The run was originally due to take place in Autumn 2022, but was recently postponed until February and March 2023. Acclaimed cross-over thrashers and notorious party animals Municipal Waste from Richmond, Virginia, are known for their wild and highly energetic live shows, which makes them a perfect fit.

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Elvenking To Release New Album In April

A return to fantasy: On April 28, 2023, Elvenking will continue their epic quest with "Reader Of The Runes – Rapture," the sequel to their 2019 blockbuster record "Reader Of The Runes – Divination!" Forging a potent magic stronger than ever by evoking the essence of heavy metal, pagan metal, folk and melodic death metal, Elvenking set sail to horizons more distant than ever before, boldly taking the world by storm with their quintessentially unique approach to heavy, powerful music. Today, the band has shared a music video for the first single, the album title track "Rapture."

"After three years of absence, we decided to give our fans a taste of the album that could be as plentiful as possible." Guitarist Aydan and vocalist Damna comment. "'Rapture' is one of the longest tracks of the lot and we feel it has all the epicness, the tragic nature and most of the nuances that the album incorporates in its entire length, so this is what we wanted to offer to our listeners as a first glimpse of 'Reader of the Runes - Rapture.' Also, lyrically it is the perfect link between the previous chapter and this one, as it is the Introduction. The story opens on the Reader of the Runes himself and we read about his mindset and plans before the climax that will be described in the rest of the songs." More...

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Rotting Christ Announces 2023 North American Tour

Greek extreme metal legends Rotting Christ has announced a headlining tour across the United States and Canada, which will kick off in February of next year. Joining them on the trek will be Dutch symphonic black metal band Carach Angren, Portland, Oregeon's Uada and Portuguese black metal outfit Gaerea.

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Bonecarver Debuts "Thorned" Music Video

Brutal death metallers Bonecarver have released their crushing new single "Thorned," taken from their new album "Carnage Funeral" which is out now via Unique Leader. You can check it out below.

Bonecarver commented on the new single: "This is the fourth song from our album and you can clearly hear our grindcore influences, which we were using in our previous work. This time we've added more orchestral, electronic and dark ambient details for a whole new level of production. Sacra Visuals, the production company which our drummer Rubén and our guitarist Alberto runs, was in charge of the production of the video." More...

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Heidevolk Unveils New Music Video

Five years since the release of their much-acclaimed album, "Vuur Van Verzet," February 24, 2023 will see Dutch pagan folk metal Heidevolk return with their seventh studio album, "Wederkeer ", via Napalm Records.

Following previously-released first album single, "Klauwen Vooruit," today, the band has premiered a brand new music video for the epic track "Drink met de Goden (Walhalla)" - inviting listeners on a folkloric adventure of myths, gods and legends!

The band says:
"Today we proudly present our second music video from 'Wederkeer.' The song, 'Drink met de Goden (Walhalla),' takes us on a journey through the life of an ambitious warrior. Only young of age, he inherits his father‘s sword and sets out to conquer the world, finding pleasure in feasting and fighting. When he gets older, he settles down on his father‘s land and realizes there is more to life than battle and bars. He finds fulfillment with his kith and kin, whom he will protect… with his life!

"With still two months to go until the release of 'Wederkeer,' we‘re gearing up for the live shows. We have added three more release shows to the release weekend and confirmed several festivals. Join us, for the Pagan Metal Brotherhood is on the rise” More...

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Mystic Festival Adds Dark Atmospheric Bands

Antimatter, Darkher, Lili Refrain, Pure Bedlam – these four bands will perform a series of atmospheric shows that will explore different shades of darkness at Mystic Festival 2023.

Mystic Festival 2023 will take place on June 7-10 in Gdansk, at the already familiar grounds of the Shipyard. More information and tickets can be found on their website.

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Overkill, Sodom and Exciter To Play Brutal Assault

Brutal Assault added several old school and legendary bands to its 26th edition to include Overkill, Sodom, Exciter, Evilldead. The Czech Republic based metal festival is set to take place on August 9-12 at Fortress Josefov, Czech Republic.

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The Cruel Knives Posts New Music Video Online

Hot off the back of their second time supporting The Pretty Reckless on their recent UK and EU tour, British four-piece The Cruel Knives have shared a new music video for their single "Overdose." You can check it out below.

On the new video, guitarist Sid Glover states:
"'Overdose' was a real highlight on the recent The Pretty Reckless and The Cruel Knives tour. I can’t wait to drop it into the headline set at The Black Heart in London next February." More...

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Matricide Premiere New Single “Epitaph”

Jacksonville, Florida-based death metal trio Matricide premiere a new single titled “Epitaph”, streaming via YouTube and Spotify for you now below.

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Fresh Wounds Premiere New Single

Florida/Texas-based slamming deathgrind/beatdown outfit Fresh Wounds premiere a new single titled “124 Grain Execution”, taken from their upcoming new EP "Deep Cuts", which will be out in stores in early 2023.

Check out now "124 Grain Execution" streaming via YouTube and Spotify for you now below.

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Heresy Premiere New Music Video "Faith Destroyer"

Costa Rican death metal band Heresy premiere a new music video for “Faith Destroyer”, streaming via YouTube and Spotify for you now below.

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The Monolith Deathcult Premiere New Single

The Netherlands-based progressive death metal trio The Monolith Deathcult premiere a new single and lyric video by the name of “Matador”, streaming via YouTube and Spotify for you now below.

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Turbid North (Unearth) Premiere New Single & Video

Turbid North‘s - the band featuring singer/guitarist Nick Forkel, bassist Chris O’Toole (Unearth) and drummer Jono Garrett (Shock Withdrawl, Mos Generator) - new single and accompanying music video “Patients” has premiered online, streaming via YouTube and Spotify for you below. The track is taken from their approaching new album “The Decline” due out on January 20th, 2023.

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Sanguisugabogg Premiere New Single & Music Video

Columbus, Ohio-based death metal outfit Sanguisugabogg premiere a new advance track from their impending new studio full-length named “Homicidal Ecstasy“, due out via Century Media on February 03rd, 202. The new single and music video titled “Necrosexual Deviant” is streaming via YouTube and Spotify for you now below.

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