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Metal News for December 18, 2017

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14 news articles posted on this day.

Arallu Debuts New Video "Oiled Machine of Hate"

Israeli band Arallu have debuted a hard-hitting video for their track "Oiled Machine of Hate". You can check it out below.


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Dying Gorgeous Lies Confirmed For Hard Rock Laager

German female fronted thrash metal act Dying Gorgeous Lies are confirmed for Hard Rock Laager 2018 in Estonia, going onstage on June 30th. As previously announced, the band will join german thrash metal veterans Destruction on their shows in Saint Petersburg and Moscow as main support.

February 15 – Opera Concert Club – Saint Petersburg
February 16 – Moscow Hall – Moscow

Upcoming Dying Gorgeous Lies festival gigs:
Hard Rock Laager 2018 - Estonia - June 30th
Metal Days 2018 - Slovenia - on July 22nd-28th

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Deathmarch Premiere Full-Album Stream Of New EP

Dutch death metal troop Deathmarch released their debut EP "Dismember" via Black Lion Records past week. You can stream the full EP below.

Tells the label: "The EP, containing five tracks, in total clocking in at nearly 21 minutes, is a pure demonstration of absolute viciousness and matchless ruthlessness. Taste the exhilarating trip to the ferocious death metal where barbarous vocals, chainsaw buzzing riffs and avalanche of destructive blast beats are waiting to welcome you."


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Greyfell Premiere New Song "Spirit of the Bear"

French avantgarde-doomsters Greyfell premiere their new video-clip of the song “Spirit of the Bear”.
Taken from their upcoming album "Horsepower", you can enjoy the new track below:

Greyfell's new outing “Horsepower” will be released on CD by Argonauta Records on January 12th, 2018.

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Rob Halford Shares Hall Of Fame's Denial Letter

Judas Priest did not make the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2018 inductions as we learned last week. They were edged out by bands like Bon Jovi and The Cars...

Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford did an interview with Mark & NeanderPaul on 100.7 KSLX Phoenix right after their denial and read the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame CEO Greg Harris' email to Judas Priest concerning the denial. More...

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Watch: Christmas Tracks Gone Metallica, Ozzy Etc.

There’s a considerable number of metal and hard rock interpretations of holiday songs to be found in the latest edition of "Ten Second Songs". YouTuber Erock helps hammer out some of the tunes in the style of Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, System Of A Down, Iron Maiden, Marilyn Manson etc..

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Cadaveria Premiere New Lyric Video

Cadaveria is proud to release “The Divine Rapture” official lyric video. The track is taken from the brand new edition of “Far Away From Conformity” album, featuring new vocals on this song and on “Blood and Confusion” track, as well as a totally remixed and remastered audio and a new artwork. Cadaveria second album “Far Away From Conformity” was re-released on digipack CD on December 8th 2017 and it will be available in an exclusive metallic-colored and hand-numbered vinyl edition, limited to 300 copies worldwide, on January 12th 2018.

You can watch the lyric video for "The Divine Rapture" below:

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Verikalpa Debut New Music Video "Tyrmä"

Finnish troll/folk metal band Verikalpa released their first music video 'Tyrmä'. The track is taken from their upcoming debut album 'Taistelutahto' which will be released February 16th 2018 via Inverse Records.

Watch the music video below:

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Inhibitions Premiere New Song "No Escape"

Greek black metal outfit Inhibitions has teamed with Metalunderground.com to exclusively premiere their new track titled "No Escape", taken from their upcoming new album "La Danse Macabre". The new effort will be out in stores January 13th via Satanath Records (Russia) and Ira Aeterna (Italy).

Check out now "No Escape" below.

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Arkona Premiere New Song "Shtorm" From Upcoming CD

Russian pagan/folk metal band Arkona premiere a new song entitled "Shtorm", taken from their upcoming new album "Khram" (the Russian word for "temple"), which will be released by Napalm Records on January 19th.

Check out now "Shtorm" below.

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Kiss' Simmons Denies Sexual Battery Allegations

A nameless woman has filed suit against Kiss' Gene Simmons for his alleged actions during an interview on November 01st, 2017. According to the suit, the woman is a "longtime on-air personality for a local rock station." The alleged incidents are said to have taken place during an on-camera interview with Gene Simmons and his bandmate Paul Stanley.

The suit levels accusations of sexual battery, gender violence, battery, gender discrimination and more against Simmons and was filed December 15th, 2017 in the Superior Court of California.

Among the plaintiff’s claims are Simmons placing her hand on his knee and holding it there, turning various questions into “sexual innuendos” and some unwanted touching. It further alleges that Simmons touched her buttocks while posing for a promotional photograph. It is stated that all of Simmons‘ alleged advances were repeatedly rebuffed throughout the interview.

Notably the interview took place at the Rock & Brews restaurant location in Highland California - a restaurant chain co-founded in part by Simmons and Stanley. The establishment is also named as a defendant in the case. You can read a copy of the entire suit below.

Simmons for his part has denied the allegations, stating via Facebook: More...

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Ektomorf Tease New Song & New Lineup Announced

Ektomorof underwent a considerable lineup shift with three new members being intoduced. Joining founding vocalist/guitarist Zolatan “Zoli” Farkas this time around are guitarist Szebasztián Simon, bassist Attila Asztalos and drummer Dániel Szabó. They replace Tamás Schrottner, Szabolcs Murvai and Róbert Jaksa.

The lineup change announcement comes with the below post, featuring a tease of their new song “The Prophet Of Doom” off of their upcoming album “Fury“.

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Suicidal Tendencies To Release New EP In March

Suicidal Tendencies will release their new EP entitled “Get Your Fight On!” on March 09th. The EP will be one of two releases they have planned for 2018. In other news, the band have also booked a number of Australian appearances around their Australian/New Zealand festival dates. Check all dates below:

03/17 TBA, NZ – Storm The Gates Festival
03/21 Gold Coast, AUS – Coolangatta Hotel
03/22 Sydney, AUS – Metro Theatre
03/23 Brisbane, AUS – Eatons Hill Hotel
03/24 Melbourne, AUS – Download Melbourne
03/26 Adelaide, AUS – The Gov
03/27 Perth, AUS – Capitol

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As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis Issues New Statement

As I Lay Dying frontman issues the below statement via the band’s social media, in which he apologizes for his past actions. Lambesis spent two years in prison after he pled guilty to a charge of solicitation of another to commit murder. The charge stemmed from Lambesis unknowingly attempting to hire an undercover cop posing as a hitman to murder his now ex-wife, Meggan Lambesis, back in 2013.

States Tim Lambesis:

Words cannot begin to express how deeply sorry I am for the hurt that I have caused. There is no defense for what I did, and I look back on the person I became with as much disdain as many of you likely do. More...

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