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Metal News for December 14, 2017

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26 news articles posted on this day.


Thrashback Thursday: Suffer The Children

Each week in our Thrashback Thursday column, we take a look at one song, released at least two years ago (though usually way before) and examine what makes them such a great song. After witnessing a furious performance from grindcore daddies, Napalm Death last night, (see review here,) and speaking with frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway for half an hour (interview coming soon,) it seemed the perfect time to look back at one of many classics from the band, with the decision going to, "Suffer The Children."

"Suffer The Children" was the first music video from the band as well as the first single from the 1990 album, "Harmony Corruption," their first with Barney Greenway on vocals, who had come in from Benediction to replace Lee Dorrian, who himself was about to find success with influential doom metal band, Cathedral. The album was a success in the American metal underground and fared well in their native Britain, but was met with some cynicism at home from those who were unhappy with the death metal influences seeping in to the grindcore sound.

The song itself actually has something of a thrash metal quality, a break neck tempo and a memorable vocal delivery, as well as a rather catchy riff. Drummer Mick Harris sounds fantastic on this song, as he did throughout his entire time with Napalm Death and really anchors the track with his precision timing and rapid blast beats. The guitar sound is absolutely filthy, just the way fans wanted it back then (and many do now) which is a major part of creating the dirty, if you will "street" sound of song. There are many highlights on "Harmony Corruption" but many would point to this anthem against religious indoctrination as the record's greatest asset. More...

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Napalm Death Shows No Mercy In Murcia

Life for a metal fan in the south east of Spain can be a little frustrating. Most bands that tour Europe tend to only perform in Madrid and Barcelona when they come through, with occasional shows in Seville and Bilbao from time to time. However, deep in the heart of Spain's holiday area, in the city of Murcia, lies the Garaje Beat Club, a small venue which has been able to bring in some respected and popular names such as Lacuna Coil, Ratos de Porao and G.B.H. Tonight, the godfathers of grindcore Napalm Death were in town to perform at the club and treat the Iberian Peninsula to a blistering show the likes of which only they can provide.

There were no less than three support bands in tow tonight, perhaps the best of which was Fostioner from the Spanish capital of Madrid. The quintet has so far released two records, the most recent of which was the four track, "Chandal Defenders," which was represented on the night by such songs as "Margaret Thrasher." My Spanish is far from perfect, so I was unable to understand much of the between song banter, but the few who had arrived early were laughing quite a lot. Fostioner displayed a great musicianship, influenced by death and grindcore as much as thrash, which makes for a solid metal sound. Plus, any group whose signature song is called, "Spaceship Bukkake" automatically wins. Great way to start the show. More...

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Supernaughty Reveal Album Details

Italian heavy rockers Supernaughty reveal cover artwork and track-list of their new album “Vol.1”. What you can expect from the album is a massive heavy rock with stoner sonorities, with an exciting taste highly influenced by 90's stuff.


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Ur Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Ahead of the release of their debut album, Polish black/heavy act Ur are now steaming “Black Vortex” in its entirety below. “Black Vortex”, scheduled for a 22 December release via Arachnophobia Records, is a natural evolution of the band’s previous work, “Hail Death”.

The band’s mastermind, Gregor, comments that he treats “both releases as one whole, musically and lyrically. More...

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Ancst Unveil Album Details For New Album

Berlin's blackened hardcore outfit Ancst unveil first album details of the band's Lifeforce Records debut "Ghosts of the Timeless Void". Find album artwork and full track listing below:

Dying Embers
Shackles of Decency
Concrete Veins
Revelation of Deformity
Unmasking the Imposters
Of Gallows and Pyres
Republic of Hatred
Self-Portrait More...

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Thy Antichrist Unveil New Album Details

Thy Antichrist unveil first album details of the band's Napalm Records debut "Wrath Of The Beast". Find album artwork, full track listing below:

"Wrath Of The Beast" Track Listing:

1. Desolation
2. Metal to the Bone
3. The Great Beast
4. A World Burnt to Ashes
5. No Place Like Hell
6. Nightmares
7. Crown of Lies
8. Skeletons of Disgrace
9. Walking Through the Soul
10. The Last Breath - Instrumental Outro

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In Thousand Lakes Premiere New Single "Proteus"

Spanish melodic death metal band In Thousand Lakes, have launched a brand new single track in form of a lyric-video which follows the steps from their recent 2nd album "Age of Decay", released back in February through Xtreem Music.

The new song is entitled "Proteus" and you can stream the video below:

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Castaway & Insvrgence Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Come January, two of the best up-and-coming hardcore acts in the scene will be embarking on an epic, month-long co-headlining tour across North America. Castaway are currently promoting their new EP, Duality of Love (released earlier this year), while Insvrgence premiered a new track entitled "Third World America" back in October.

The tour kicks off in Pomona, CA on January 2nd and concludes on January 26th in San Angelo, TX.

You can view all tour dates below, with annotations noting which of the select dates will be only one band. More...

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Dark Hound Welcome You To The "Carnival of Youth"

Nashville metal squad Dark Hound have released the second single from forthcoming album Dawning. "Carnival of Youth" is now available for consumption below:

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Dead Empires Premiere New Song "Slay Rider"

Known as an instrumental band, Dead Empires debut new vocalist and knob-twiddler Jason Sherman of prog-death freaks Torrential Downpour. Sherman adds a whole new layer of darkness and danger to the sound, via his wide range of voices and his palette of electronics/noise.

Today we premiere the video for the song "Slay Rider" from Designed to Disappear, streaming below.


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We Sell The Dead Premiere New Single Track

New doom metal outfit We Sell The Dead - featuring Spiritual Beggars vocalist Apollo Papathanasio, In Flames guitarist Niclas Engelin, Drömriket guitarist Jonas Slättung, and ex-HIM drummer Gas Lipstick - premiere their new single titled "Echoes Of An Ugly Past".

Check it out below:

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Wedge Debut New Music Video "Lucid"

Berlin-based psychedelic stoner rock trio Wedge debut a new video entitled "Lucid", taken from their upcoming new album "Killing Tongue", which will be out in stores February 9 via Heavy Psych Sounds.

Check out now "Lucid" below.


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Neige Morte Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

French black metal act Neige Morte premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "TRINNT", which will be out in stores on December 15 via Division Records.

Check out now "TRINNT " in its entirety below.

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King Witch Debut New Song & Music Video

Scotland-based metal/doom rockers King Witch debut a new song titled "Beneath the Waves", taken from their upcoming new album "Under The Mountain", which will be out in stores via Listenable on February 9.

Check out now "Beneath the Waves" below.

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Nova Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Hailing from Veneto, Italy black metal outfit Nova premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Soli Contro il Mondo", which will be released on December 18 by ATMF.

Check out now "Soli Contro il Mondo" in its entirety below.

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Metal Blade To Reissue Ltd. As I Lay Dying Vinyls

In a move sure to cause controversy, Metal Blade plan to reissue select As I Lay Dying albums on limited edition colored vinyl in early 2018. The group have remained a taboo subject in metal due to the band’s frontman Tim Lambesis, who spent two years in prison after having plead guilty to a charge of solicitation of another to commit murder. Lambesis back in 2013 attempted to hire an undercover cop posing as a hitman at the time to murder his now ex-wife, Meggan Lambesis. More...

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Killswitch Engage & Hatebreed Tour Rumored

It appears like Killswitch Engage, Haterebeed and The Word Alive will be touring together in the spring around some festival gigs. A few dates have leaked out so far:

04/26 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom (feat. Candiria)
05/01 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
05/02 Cleveland, OH – The Agora Theatre
05/03 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance

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While She Sleeps European/UK Tour Announced

While She Sleeps announce Counterfeit., Blood Youth and Rolo Tomassi as supports for their upcoming European/UK Tour.

With Rolo Tomassi:

01/11 Paris, FRA – La Maroquinerie
01/12 Bordeaux, FRA – BT59
01/13 Bilbao, SPA – Santana 27
01/14 Porto, POR – Hard Club
01/15 Lisbon, POR – RCA Club
01/16 Loule, POR – Bafo de Baco
01/17 Madrid, SPA – Barcelo
01/18 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 2
01/19 Marseille, FRA – Le Moulin
01/20 Rome, ITA – Traffic Club
01/21 Milan, ITA – Legend Club

02/03 London, UK – Alexandra Palace (feat. Architects)

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King 810 To Release New EP

King 810 announce that they will release a new EP titled “Queen” this coming Friday, December 15th. The below teaser was shared via Twitter:

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Pallbearer U.S. Dates Announced

Pallbearer have some shows lined up for early 2018 with Sumokem and Ruby The Hatchet. Check all dates below:

With Sumokem:

01/19 Little Rock, AR – Revolution Music Room
01/20 Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge
01/21 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street

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Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Premiere New Song

A new song from Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals‘ upcoming album, “Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue“, has premiered online below. The track is entitled “The Ignorant Point” and targets fake news. The new album will arrive on January 26th through Anselmo‘s Housecore Records.

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Winds Of Plague Premiere New Music Video

Winds Of Plague‘s “Nameless Walker” music video has officially debuted online below. The song comes from the band’s latest release, “Blood Of My Enemy“.

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Harm’s Way & Ringworm Announce North American Tour

Harm’s Way announce a North American headlining tour with Ringworm, Vein and Queensway as supports. The trek will take place in support of the band’s upcoming new album, “Posthuman“.

See where the tour will hit below: More...

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Dying Fetus January U.S. Shows Announced

Dying Fetus will be touring the U.S. this January. Check out all dates below:

01/11 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
01/12 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
01/13 Waterford, NY – Chrome
01/14 Reading, PA – Reverb

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Korn’s Davis Rumored To Be Planning New Solo Album

Metalunderground.com has heard rumors that Korn frontman Jonathan Davis is planning to record a new solo effort in 2018 and will be touring in support of it. Interestingly, Davis has recently been announced for this year’s upcoming ‘Hellfest Open Air‘ in Clisson, France. Both North American and European touring is expected for the trek with more details still to come.

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"Hellfest Open Air" 2018 Full Lineup Revealed

The full lineup is in for the 2018 ‘Hellfest Open Air‘, which will be held from June 22nd-24th in Clisson, France. Check out the billing below:

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