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Metal News for December 17, 2020

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6 news articles posted on this day.


Unearthing The Metal Underground: Astral Tomb

One look at the promo pic of Astral Tomb will lead hordes of tried-and-true death metal fanatics crossing their arms, assuming the young band is a part of the trendy “cavernous” or “OSDM” flock. Judging a book by its cover isn’t always the best option. Then again, viewing the promo pic through a more optimistic lens might be an adequate entry point. The youthful appearance and aesthetic seems true to the spirit of a young Obituary back in the late eighties and early nineties. More...

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Dragony Bassist Discusses New Album Viribus Unitis

When it comes to metal in Europe, a lot of attention is given to the United Kingdom, Scandinavia or Germany. But what about Germany's southern neighbour and lingual partner Austria? While it may not get a lot of credit, Austria has given the world some stellar metal bands over the years, including blasphemous black metallers Belphegor, death metal favourites Pungent Stench and more recently, symphonic metal exponents Visions Of Atlantis.

Speaking of Visions Of Atlantis, withing the ranks of these up and comers is musician Herbert Glos, who's also a major part of Austria's most talked about power metal band, Dragony. Now signed to Napalm Records, this sextet from Vienna are about to unleash their most ambitious album to date, "Viribus Unitis," a cyberpunk take on the events leading up to World War I. Taking its title from the motto of the royal Hapsburg - Lorraine house, as well as an Austrian battleship, this story of Emperor Franz Joseph I may not be the most accurate, but it's certainly the most badass.

To find out more about "Viribus Unitis," I spoke with Herbert Glos, who shed some light on the concept album, as well as their signing with Napalm Records and much more. You can check it out below. More...

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Phantom High Premiere New Single & Music Video

Toronto’s Phantom High premiere a new single and music video "Black Divine" streaming now via YouTube for you below. The clip was directed by Rich Misner with the track being available now on all major online platforms.

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Everture Premiere New Song "Undersky"

Finnish melodic metal band Everture is set to release their debut album "Emerge" on February 26th 2021 via Inverse Records. The band premiere their third single "Undersky" streaming via YouTube for you below.

Comments guitarist Matti Hautakangas: More...

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Black Magnet Premiere New Music Video

Dark industrial metal Black Magnet premiere a new music video for "Divination Equipment", taken from their new album "Hallucination Scene", out in stores now via 20 Buck Spin and Bandcamp.

Check out now "Divination Equipment" below.

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Dipygus Premiere New Song "Long-Pig Feast"

Californian death metal quintet Dipygus premiere a new song entitled "Long-Pig Feast", taken from their upcoming new album "Bushmeat", which will be out in stores Janaury 25 via Memento Mori.

Check out now "Long-Pig Feast" below.

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