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Metal News for December 16, 2017

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18 news articles posted on this day.

MetalDays Announce Judas Priest As Main Headliner

MetalDays is excited to announce Judas Priest as main headliner for 2018. The Metal Gods are one of the most-requested bands by the festival’s loyal fan base and will make their MetalDays debut in Tolmin on July 26th 2018.

MetalDays 2018 full festival tickets and 1-day tickets for July 26th are on sale HERE

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Warfist Debut New Music Video

Following up on the highly acknowledged 'Metal to the Bone' album, the inheritors of the best traditions of the teutonic metal, Warfist strike again with a new material recorded for a split release with the black/thrash metal horde Excidium. Both bands have prepared four tracks each for the release that is going to come out under the shared title 'Laws of Perversion & Filth'.

In collaboration with Riff TV and Studio W66, Warfist also prepared a video for the title track off the latest album, with guest appearances by Heretik Hellstorm (Ragehammer), Hellscreamaross (Offence) and Armagog (Throneum).
The video can be watched below:

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Stortregn Sign With Alpha Omega Management

Alpha Omega Management has a pleasure to announce the signing of the Blackened Death metallers Stortregn, formed in Switzerland in 2005. After recording tree albums, toured in tree differents continents and worked with various Records Labels, Alpha Omega Management has a pleasure to announce the signing of the Blackened Death metallers Stortregn , formed in Switzerland in 2005. After recording tree albums, toured in tree differents continents and worked with various Records Labels, Stortregn is currently putting the finishing touches to their upcoming fourth album.

Band's statement for the signing:

"We're extremely proud to have joined the Alpha Omega team. Expect darkness and pandemonium across the land!" More...

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Methane Announce First Live Dates For 2018

Swedish metallers Methane will be kicking off 'Signed In Blood' European tour. Methane will be touring over the Baltic Sea to Estonia for 3 nights of groove metal along with Estonian groove metal band Intact and Finnish metallers StoneSoul. This leg of the band's 2018 'Signed In Blood' tour will also mark the 1 year anniversay of the release of Methane's 'The Devil's Own' album released on February 17, 2017.

Dates:

03.02 Borlänge, Dented Chrome MC, Sweden
22.02 Tartu, The Undergorund, Estonia
23.02 Valga, Valga Rockiklubi, Estonia
24.02 Tallin, Rockstars, Estonia

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Sault To Release New Album in March

Sault are planting the Seeds of Power in 2018. Rhythm-driven heavy rock band Sault - featuring members of internationally acclaimed power metal group Kamelot and groove metal outfit Arcanium, and guest appearances by members of King Diamond, One Eyed Doll and more - will release their debut full-length album, Seeds of Power, on March 2, 2018.

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Harmed Premiere Full-Album Stream

Hungary's metalcore act Harmed premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new EP "From Day One", out in stores now via Famined Records.

Check out now "From Day One" in its entirety below.

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Towards Atlantis Lights Premiere New Song

Doom metal quartet Towards Atlantis Lights premiere a new song entitled "The Bunker of Life", taken from their upcoming new album "Dust of Aeons", which will be out in stores March 5 through Transcending Obscurity Records.

Check out now "The Bunker of Life" below.

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Wretched In Pre-Production For New Album

Wretched have been doing pre-production for their upcoming studio album. Some footage and photos have been shared of the process so far via Facebook. Check it out below:

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3 Dates Added To Of Mice & Men European Tour

New dates have been announced for Of Mice & Men, Wage War and Sylar‘s European tour. Newly added shows include stops in Antwerp, Amsterdam and Vienna. Of Mice & Men will have their new album “Defy” in stores on January 19th.

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Galactic Empire Premiere New Music Video

‘Star Wars‘ worshipping metal band Galactic Empire debut a video for their metalized take on John Williams‘ “Duel Of The Fates“. The band also recently just announced this U.S. Tour with Mac Sabbath.

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American Nightmare Premiere "The World Is Blue"

American Nightmare announce their new self-titled album will be released on February 16th via Rise Records. A clip for the first single to be launched from it, “The World Is Blue“, can be streamed below. The band recorded the album at Mystic Valley Recording Studio in Boston, MA with drummer Alex Garcia-Rivera behind the boards.

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Deftones South American Dates Announced

Deftones announce a handful of South American shows for the spring next year. Here’s what the band currently have booked for 2018:

03/03 San Antonio, TX – La Cantera
05/24 Bogota, COL – Chamorro Entertainment City Hall
05/28 Santiago, CHL – Teatro Coliseo
06/01 Buenos Aires, ARG – Luna Park
06/21 Copenhagen, DEN – Refshaleoen
06/22 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest

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Additional Dimmu Borgir Vinyl Reissues Planned

Dimmu Borgir have more vinyl reissues scheduled for the new year. On February 23rd, 2018 Nuclear Blast Records will reissue 1999’s “Spiritual Black Dimensions“, 2001’s “Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia” and 2005’s “Stormblåst“. New vinyl pressings of “For All Tid“, “Enthrone Darkness Triumphant” and “Death Cult Armageddon” will arrive earlier, hitting stores on December 22nd, 2017.

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All Hail The Yeti & ’68 To Support 36 Crazyfists

All Hail The Yeti and ’68 will be supporting 36 Crazyfists on their upcoming European/UK headlining tour. Dates for that run are as follows: More...

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Drummer Herrick Missing Chimaira Reunion Show

Chimaira drummer Andols Herrick won’t be participating in the band’s forthcoming reunion show with their ‘classic’ era lineup. That show, billed as ‘Chimaira Christmas 15‘, will instead take place with drummer Austin D’Amond behind the drum kit. D’Amond previously played in Chimaira during their later lineups and is currently a member of DevilDriver.

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Katatonia Going On "Short-Term Hiatus"

Katatonia announce that they will be going on a ‘short-term hiatus’ to ‘re-evaluate what the future holds for the band.’ They issued the below statement on that:

"Following our re-scheduled dates for the Baltics and Russia in Feb/March, due to recent issues and injury, it will mark the end of the touring cycle for ”The Fall of Hearts” and after much deliberation we have decided that we will put Katatonia on a short-term hiatus.

We need to take some time out to re-evaluate what the future holds for the band. Unfortunately this will affect the live dates in Norway, Germany, Spain and Poland, and we are deeply sorry for any inconvenience caused."

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The Atlas Moth Debut New Video

The Atlas Moth debut a Ryan Oliver directed music video for the title track to their new album “Coma Noir“.

Prosthetic Records will release that outing on February 09th with the band having previously announced this tour supporting it: More...

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Watain Premiere New Song

Watain debuts a second track from their forthcoming album “Trident Wolf Eclipse“. “Sacred Damnation” is the latest track to see a release ahead of the album’s January 05th arrival via Century Media.

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