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Metal News for December 15, 2017

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25 news articles posted on this day.

Venom Inc. And Suffocation Announce European Tour

VENOM INC., the originators of black metal, and US death metal squad SUFFOCATION are about to join forces! After both bands having released new material in the form of ‘Avé’ and ‘...Of The Dark Light’ respectively this year, they'll embark on a UK/EU co-headline run in March-April 2018. Support will come from Brazilian thrashers NERVOSA as well as Canadian ethnic symphonic metallers AETERNAM. The whole tour itinerary can be found below.

Venom Inc. frontman Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan stated: "It is with immense pleasure I can finally announce a European tour as the continuation of our ‘Blood Stained Earth Tour’ in support of our new album ‘Avé’ out on Nuclear Blast. Starting in the USA and through Canada, we continue through Europe. We have the great pleasure of joining forces with the incredible Suffocation who I have admired and consider myself a great fan. This will be the show of shows, do not miss it! And as if they weren't enough, I have invited the incredible Nervosa from Brazil to also be a part of this. I promise you the bleeding we all do will be 100% METAL! See you soon and hold onto your fucking seats! AVÉ!"

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Terror Universal Reveal Guitar Playthrough Video

Masked metal supergroup Terror Universal will unleash their upcoming debut full-length album, entitled Make Them Bleed, on January 19, 2018 via minus HEAD Records. Today, the band has revealed an intense guitar playthrough video of the first single from the album, "Welcome to Hell". Take a look at THRAX performing the track below:

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Liv Kristine Joins Midnattsol As Second Singer

Liv Kristine has joined Midnattsol as their official second singer - right next to her very talented sister Carmen Elise Espenæs.

The band is extremely excited about the news: More...

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Mist of Misery Debut Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Fields of Isolation — the second chapter of Swedish symphonic melancholic group Mist of Misery's series of two mini albums, is available for streaming before its release date. The EP will be released later today (Dec 15, 2017) via Black Lion Records.

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Jarun Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Polish folk-influenced black/prog metal act Jarun are now streaming their third album, “Sporysz", in its entirety below. It will be released on December 22 by Arachnophobia Records.

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hell bent Premiere New Song "Desert Death Lord"

Rhode Island thrashers hell bent are streaming their new song "Desert Death Lord" below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming EP which is being re-released on January 12th 2018.

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Greytomb Premiere New Song "Antimeta"

Australian atmospheric black metal act Greytomb premiere a new song titled "Antimeta", taken from their upcoming EP "Monumental Microcosm", which will be released as a gold-embossed box set and digipak CD on December 19th via Transcending Obscurity Records.

Check out now "Antimeta" below.

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Exalter Premiere New Song "Grip of Fear"

Bangladesh's thrash metal band, Exalter premiere a new song entitled "Grip of Fear", taken from their upcoming new album "Persecution Automated", which will be out in stores December 28 through Transcending Obscurity.

Check out now "Grip of Fear" below.

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Lethvm Debut New Video For "The Last Grave"

Lethvm debut a new video for "The Last Grave", taken from their new album "This Fall Shall Cease", which is out in stores now via Deadlight and a consortium of other labels. "This Fall Shall Cease" was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Noise Factory Studio, and the album includes cover art by David SC.

Check out now "The Last Grave" below.

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Abolishing The Ignominious New Full-Album Posted

Abolishing The Ignominious premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming debut album "Vociferous Obsolescence", which will be released via Coyote Records.

Check out now "Vociferous Obsolescence" in its entirety below.


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Cyhra To Join Kreator On Their North American Tour

Cyhra (ex-In Flames/Amaranthe/Shining, etc.) will be supporting Sabaton and Kreator on their forthcoming North American tour. Cyhra will participate from February 12th through to March 11th.

02/08 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
02/09 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
02/10 San Francisco, CA – The UC Theater
02/12 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
02/13 Seattle, WA – Showbox
02/14 Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theater
02/16 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
02/17 Calgary, AB – The Palace
02/19 Boise, ID – Revolution
02/21 Denver, CO – The Gothic Theater
02/22 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
02/23 Minneapolis, MN – Music Hall
02/24 Madison, WI – Orpheum
02/26 Grand Rapids, MI – Venue
02/27 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
03/01 Toronto, ON – The Phoenix
03/02 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
03/03 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
03/04 Huntington, NY – The Paramount Theater
03/06 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
03/07 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
03/08 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
03/10 Tampa, FL – Jannus Landing
03/11 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre

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Witchcraft Etc. Announced For "Psycho Las Vegas"

The first wave of bands have been revealed for the 2018 ‘Psycho Las Vegas‘ festival. Below you can see who you can expect at the fest so far:

High On Fire
Zakk Sabbath

Over seventy bands are expected to be eventually revealed for the event with the headliner also still yet to be announced. The festival will take place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV from August 16th-20th.

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The Rise Of L.A. Thrash Metal-Docu Out In January

An impressing list of musicians, record executives, journalists and more have taken part in the upcoming two-part ‘Inside Metal‘ documentary DVD, ‘The Rise Of L.A. Thrash Metal‘. Directed by Bob Nalbandian, the DVD will land on January 19th and showcases narration from Megadeth bassist David Ellefson.

Below you can watch a clip from the DVD in which Gene Hoglan (Testament, etc.) can be found discussing his first encounter with Metallica vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield back in 1981:

As the title suggests, the docu will focus on the early/mid-80s rise of thrash metal. Among those who were interviewed for the series are: More...

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Misfits Reunion: Fans Have To Lock Away Phones

Danzig has never been a fan of filming happening at his live performances, but his forthcoming Misfits reunion shows this month will see him go to new extremes: Those attending the show will be forced to lock their phones away in a special case created by Yondr. The below statement was sent to ticket holders explaining the situation:

“We’re writing to inform you about the updated cellphone policy at the Original Misfits Reunion Show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

There will be no use of cellphones, smart watches, cameras or recording devices permitted during the show. This exclusive one-off performance will be completely phone-free. Tickets MUST be pre-printed prior to arriving at the venue. Guests who do not have printed E-Tickets will not be permitted into the venue. Additional re-print fees will apply at the Box Office.

Upon arrival at the venue, all phones and smart watches will be secured in Yondr cases that will be unlocked at the end of the show. You’ll maintain possession of your phone throughout the event, and if needed, can access your phone at designated Yondr unlocking stations in the lobby. Your phone will be re-locked in a Yondr case before you re-enter the performance.

Anyone caught using a cellphone during the performance will be removed from the venue. We appreciate your cooperation in creating a phone-free viewing experience.”

A diagram of how the technology works can be found below: More...

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Asking Alexandria Streaming New Self-Titled Album

Asking Alexandria are streaming their entire and newly released self-titled album. The outing finds the band reunited with vocalist Danny Worsnop. Chdck it out below:

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Sleep Cancel January Australian/New Zealand Tour

Sleep have cancelled their planned Australian/New Zealand tour this coming January, this coming January, in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment and verbal/physical abuse made against the tour’s promoter. States the band on Facebook:

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Knife The Glitter Premiere New Song

Knife The Glitter, featuring The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Kevin Antreassian premiere a track titled “Highly Electric Squirrel” from their self-titled full-length album below, out through Party Smasher Inc./Husaria Records on December 22nd. The release serves as not only their full-length debut, but their final album as well.

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Mac Sabbath & Galactic Empire U.S. Tour Announced

McDonalds and Black Sabbath loving outfit Mac Sabbath and ‘Star Wars‘ themed metal band Galactic Empire have announced they will be touring together in February/March on the ‘I Got A Bad Feeling About This Tour‘. Dates for the run can be found below: More...

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Kublai Khan, Varials & I Am Announce Tour

Kublai Khan, Varials and I Am announce a U.S. late winter tour, it runs as follows:

02/21 Stanhope, NJ – Stanhope House (no Varials)
02/22 Lemoyne, PA – The Champ (no Varials)
02/23 Providence, RI – Alchemy
02/24 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
02/25 Waterford, NY – Chrome
02/27 Syracuse, NY – Spark Art Space
02/28 Toledo, OH – Frankies
03/01 Kent, OH – The Outpost
03/02 Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome
03/03 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
03/04 Springfield, MO – The Outland Ballroom
03/05 Nashville, TN – The Eng
03/07 Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s
03/08 Trenton, NJ – Championship

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Powerflo Premiere "Less Than A Human" Music Video

Powerflo (Cypress Hill, ex-Fear Factory, Downset., etc.) debut the below video for their song “Less Than A Human“. That track is featured on their self-titled debut album. The band’s own Billy Graziadei (also of Biohazard) directed the clip.

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Night Verses Studio Footage Shared

Studio footage of Night Verses working on the recording sessions for their new album has been shared below. The band will release the effort as an instrumental trio, having parted ways with vocalist Douglas Robinson earlier this year.

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Butcher Babies European/UK Tour Announced

Butcher Babies have announced the dates for a European/UK tour that is booked for February/March. Opening acts have yet to be revealed.

02/20 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
02/21 Bristol, UK – Thekla
02/22 Chester, UK – Live Rooms
02/23 Birmingham, UK – Asylum
02/24 Newcastle, UK – Riverside
02/25 Glasgow, UK – G2
02/27 Milton Keynes, UK – Craufurd Arms
02/28 Norwich, UK – Waterfront
03/01 Southampton, UK – Joiners
03/02 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
03/03 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
03/04 London, UK – The Dome
03/06 Bochum, GER – Rockpalast
03/07 Hamburg, GER – Logo
03/08 Jena, GER – F-Haus
03/09 Prague, CZE – Nova Chmelnice
03/10 Graz, AUT – Explosiv
03/11 Munich, GER – Backstage Club
03/13 Milan, ITA – Legend Club
03/14 Zurich, SWI – Klub Komplex
03/15 Mannheim, GER – Ms Connexton Complex
03/16 Zaandam, NET – De Flux
03/17 Leiden, NEt – Gebr. de Nobrel

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Sect & Die Young Californian Mini-Tour Announced

Sect (Earth Crisis, ex-Cursed, etc.) and Die Young will be going on a brief Californian tour together in February, here’s where the run will hit:

02/02 Berkeley, CA – 924 Gilman (feat. Torso)
02/03 Los Angeles, CA – Bonnerhaus (feat. Entry & Hesitation Wounds)
02/04 Fullerton, CA – Programme (feat. Foreign Pain & Rats In The Wall)

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Betraying The Martyrs European/UK Tour Announced

Betraying The Martyrs announce a European/UK tour. Opening acts for the run have yet to be announced.

03/03 Nottingham, UK – Rock City Basement
03/04 London, UK – Garage
03/05 Manchester, UK – The Bread Shed
03/06 Dublin, IRE – Voodoo Lounge
03/07 Glasgow, UK – Audio
03/08 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
03/09 Paris, FRA – Paris Tattoo Convention
03/11 Nurnberg, GER – Z-Bau
03/12 Bochum, GER – Rockpalast
03/13 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
03/14 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
03/15 Hamburg, GER – Logo More...

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Rex Brown Premieres New Video "Fault Line"

Rex Brown (ex-Pantera/Down) has premieres the below video for his track “Fault Line“. The song comes from his solo debut album, “Smoke On This“, which landed in stores this past summer.

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