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Metal News for December 19, 2017

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21 news articles posted on this day.


Napalm Death On New Music, Landlords And Corbyn

It's a rare treat when a noted band comes to the south east of Spain, one which any self-respecting metal fan needs to make the best of. I was recently privileged to witness Napalm Death put on a blistering performance at the Garaje Beat Club in Murcia (see review here) and before the show, I met with their vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway at the band's hotel. During the interview, we discussed a wide range of topics, from the group's forthcoming new compilation, "Coded Smears and More Uncommon Slurs," how far they've come writing new material, the present British government, opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, the stigma of playing in Israel and much more. You can watch the interview below. More...

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Bestialord Debut New Song "I Am Pain"

Wichita, Kansas based Bestialord debut a new song entitled "I Am Pain", taken from their upcoming debut album, "Law of the Burning", which will be jointly released on New Year’s Day, 2018, by Symbol of Domination and Cimmerian Shade.

Check out now "I Am Pain" below.

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Pit Stories: Let's Just Sleep In Another Country

This week in Pit Stories, we heard from Fabio D'amore, bassist of Austrian symphonic power metal band Serenity, who told us all about the problems with finding somewhere to sleep when on tour.

"In 2012 we had a show in the Netherlands, in Utrecht, if don't remember wrong. The venue was pretty cool, sort of theater, and we've got a very good show. I remember I flew from Venice off Duesseldorf, together with our sound engineer, and reached the venue driven from a friend, but the other guys came from Austria, drove the whole night cause Georg had a show with his cover band, and as soon as he was off stage they drove like 13 h during the night to be able to be there in time, with the whole equipment.

"So after the show we were all visibly tired, especially the “Austrian gang” since they hadn't slept. We finally were about to go to a flat that has been organized for us, and we found out it was a sort of joke, there was nothing on that flat where we could have been able to sleep, the 8 of us. We were thinking of possibilities, we have been searching for hotels or cheap last minute accomodations, but everything seemed to be full or none of them had a 24h check in possibility. Literally nothing! And it was getting late...

"So, although almost collapsing and falling asleep, with decided to drive toward Germany, to be able to find maybe something nearby the airport in Duesseldorf, though very far away. But as soon as we entered the van, and we started the engine, we noticed we had 5 KM autonomy of gas! And as it was really late, and no gas station was open, we toured the city for 2/3 hours searching for a gas station having a 24 h automatic, but nothing, slowly we got to 0 KM autonomy and we drove this way for another hour or two!

"Finally around 4 am we found a gas station with automatic machine, but, believe or not, none of our credit cards were accepted!! Then we had to continue till 5am, when the first gas station opened,and luckily we didn't stop somewhere on the road without gas! We were really empty! We could finally fill-in the tank and we continued till Duesseldorf, where finally we found a hotel, and we could enter our room at 6.30 am!!"

Serenity's latest album, "Lionheart," is available now through Napalm Records.

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Ministry Frontman Explains "Antifa" Track

Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen has posted a video online describing the band's controversial new single, "Antifa." You can check it out below. The single will feature on the group's upcoming new album, "AmeriKKKant," which will be released through Nuclear Blast Records on March 9th and will be promoted by a lengthy tour of North America with Chelsea Wolfe, which you can find below.

AmeriKKKant tracklist:
1. I Know Words
2. Twilight Zone
3. Victims of a Clown
4. TV5/4Chan
5. We’re Tired of It
6. Wargasm
7. Antifa
8. Game Over
9. AmeriKKKa More...

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Preludio Ancestral Sign w/ Fighter Records

Argentinian symphonic power metal band Preludio Ancestral have signed a deal with Fighter Records for their worldwide (except Asia) release of their 4th album entitled "Oblivion", which will be released in early 2018.

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Namazu To Tour Western U.S.

Memphis metal/hardcore hybrid Namazu are pleased to announce that they will tour the Western United States. The tour will begin on December 27th 2017 in Springfield, MO and will consist of fourteen shows across ten states.

All shows will be in support of the band's critically acclaimed album Works Cited.

The band commented "We are stoked on our upcoming tour. We are playing some very rad venues, with some very rad bands!"

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Naioth Debut New Music Video "Samsara"

Chilean metal band Naioth debut a new music video for “Samsara” streaming below. The track comes off of their latest album “Transhuman Communication”, released by Digmetalworld Records in North America. The video was directed by director Carlos Toro of Abysmo Productions. “Samsara” was filmed at the Autodromo Villa Olímpica in Quilpué, Chile.

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Dimmu Borgir To Release New 7'' In February

Dimmu Borgir have a new 7'' EP scheduled for a February 23rd release date via Nuclear Blast Records. It will feature a new track titled “Interdimensional Summit” and will be backed by a live version of “Puritania” performed in Oslo, Norway. “Interdimensional Summit” is also expected to appear on the band’s new studio album, which will arrive in early 2018. That outing will be their first studio full-length release since 2010.


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Into the Great Divide (Dream Theater) Debut Song

Instrumental prog metal band Into the Great Divide - featuring drummer Mike Mangini of Dream Theater - premiere a new song titled "Test & Enemies", taken from their upcoming self-titled debut album, which will be out in stores January 26th.

Check out now "Test & Enemies" below.

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Crescent Premiere "Beyond the Path of Amenti"

Egypt's blackened death metal band Crescent premiere a new song entitled "Beyond the Path of Amenti", taken from their upcoming new album "The Order of Amenti", which will be out in stores February 9th, 2018 via Listenable Records.

Check out now "Beyond the Path of Amenti" below.

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Dreadful Fate Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

Sweden’s Dreadful Fate premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "The Sin of Sodom", which will be out in stores December 20th via Edged Circle Productions.

Check out now "The Sin of Sodom" in its entirety below.

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Cancer Bats European/UK Shows Announced

Cancer Bats have announced some European & UK 10th anniversary shows for their 2008 album “Hail Destroyer“. See below for where you can catch the band performing the effort live in its entirety:

04/20 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
04/21 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
04/26 London, UK – Underworld
05/02 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
05/03 Koln, GER – Jungle

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Stereo Satellite Premiere New Video "Glass Houses"

Stereo Satellite premiere their music video for their song “Glass Houses” below.

The band consists of some familiar faces:

Vocals: Lukas Rossi (ex-Rock Star Suprnova)
Guitars: Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob)
Bass: John Moyer (Disturbed, etc.)
Drums: Jordan Cannata (Adrenaline Mob)

Mike Orlando himself says of how beneficial working with his new band has been for him following the tragic accident his other band Adrenaline Mob was involved in: More...

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Rosetta Ink Deal With Pelagic Records

Rosetta sign with Pelagic Records and will be reissuing their latest outing, “Utopioid“, through the label later this month. The band previously digitally released that effort earlier this year. Pelagic will be putting it out on CD and limited edition vinyl formats.

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Feed The Rhino Debut New Song & Video

Feed The Rhino premiere their new single “Timewave Zero” via the music video streaming below. The group will release their upcoming new album “The Silence” on February 16th through Century Media.

In other news the band also have the following UK tour booked with Bad Sign, HCBP and Cover supporting: More...

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Ne Obliviscaris European/UK Tour Announced

Initial dates have been announced for Ne Obliviscaris‘ European/UK tour supporting their latest release, “Urn“. Here is what has been confirmed so far:

03/25 Dublin, IRE – Voodoo Lounge
03/27 Glasgow, UK – Audio
03/28 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
03/29 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
03/30 London, UK – The Dome
03/31 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
04/01 Cologne, GER – MTC
04/02 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
04/04 Munich, GER – Backstage
04/05 Leipzig, GER – Naumanns
04/06 Hamburg, GER – Headcrash
04/08 Gothenburg, SWE – Sticky Fingers
04/09 Oslo, NOR – TBA
04/10 Stockholm, SWE – Fryhuset Klubben
04/12 Helsinki, FIN – Nosturi

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Trapped Under Ice February Mini-Tour Announced

Trapped Under Ice, No Warning and Wisdom In Chains will be out on the below February mini-tour together. Dates are as follows:

02/08 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
02/09 Nanticoke, PA – The Other Side
02/10 Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar
02/11 Teaneck, NJ – Debonair Music Hall

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Machine Head Premiere "Ten Ton Hammer" Live Video

Machine Head premiere the below live performance clip of “Ten Ton Hammer” which was shot during a 2015 show at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, CA back in 2015. That particular full live set will be featured on the bonus DVD featured in the CD/DVD digipak edition of the band’s upcoming new release, “Catharsis“, out in stores on January 26th on Nuclear Blast Entertainment.


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Graveyard Recording New Studio Album

Sweden's Graveyard announce that they have already begun tracking their new studio album. The band posted the below update yesterday:

“We figured you’d be interested to know that we’re in Park Studios recording our (for your ears) yet untitled new album. To sum up the process this far we’d like to say that laying down the basic tracks have been nothing but sheer joy and as far as we can tell you’re about to get yet another sweet sounding Graveyard album coming your way. All for now back to recording.”

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Dirty Machine’s Debuts New Music Video For "Built"

Nü metal outfit Dirty Machine debut a new music video for “Built“, which was filmed in an IHOP. 9Electric‘s Ron “Thunderwood” Underwood helmed the shoot.

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Monster Magnet European/UK Tour Announced

Monster Magnet announce a Europe/UK tour in support of their new album “Mindfucker“, which itself is scheduled for a March 23rd release on Napalm Records. Dates for the run are as follows: More...

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