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Metal News for December 20, 2017

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23 news articles posted on this day.

Demonstealer Reveal Album Artwork For 2018 Release

Demonstealer, reveals the artwork for their upcoming album titled 'The Last Reptilian Warrior' created by none Reuben Bhattacharya aka Visual Amnesia (Slipknot etc.). The artist had this to say about it:

"The Last Reptilian Warrior was quite the journey. I really enjoyed the process of painting this entity and creating this character based on the Reptilian idea with Sahil. The art itself evolved over a period of time until it became the embodiment of the last reptilian, a Monk like Warrior walking the volcanic lands alone carrying his machine and staff, watching the world around him come apart. I really wanted his expression to convey that feeling of wicked dystopia." More...

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Damnation Plan Premiere New Music Video

Finnish progressive melodic metallers Damnation Plan have released their second music video "Maze of Despair" off their latest album "Reality Illusion" (Inverse Records, 2017).

The video can be watched below:

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Murkocet Streaming New Single "Spiders"

Phoenix, AZ metal merchants Murkocet have released their new single "Spiders." Following in the wake of molten full-length Digging Mercy's Grave (January 2017), the song is the second of two new singles released this year ("Hustlin' Hate" was released on November 20). Stream "Spiders" now below:

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Vantablack Warship Share 2nd Album Teaser

Canada’s Vantablack Warship will unleash their new album “Abrasive Pulmonic Speak” on Jan 26th, 2018 to follow their 2015 self-titled debut EP. The band is sharing their second teaser for the upcoming release. Listen to a glimpse of what's to come below.

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Atala Share Drum Playthrough Video For New Single

Twentynine Palms, CA-based sludge/doom metal group Atala will release their upcoming full-length concept album, Labyrinth of Ashmedai, on January 26, 2018 via Salt of the Earth Records. Today, the band shares a drum playthrough of the track "Deaths Dark Tomb", featuring Jeff Tedtaotao.

Check out the playthrough below.

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Psychostick Post Full Stream For Holiday Album

In 2007, Psychostick unleashed their fan loved holiday album "The Flesh Eating Rollerskate Holiday Joyride". Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Psychostick are spreading the holiday cheer with the full album stream, which includes comedy skits and of course their classic xmas sing-a-longs such as "Jingle Bell Metal", "Holiday Hate", "Jolly Old Sadist", "Red Snow" and more.

Listen to "The Flesh Eating Rollerskate Holiday Joyride"

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Ozone Mama Premiere New Song "Doppelganger"

Hungarian hard rockers Ozone Mama premiere a new song entitled "Doppelganger", taken from their upcoming new album "Cosmos Calling", which will be released worldwide on January 19th, 2018 via Ripple Music.

Check out now "Doppelganger" below.

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Langfinger To Tour Spain This March

Gothenburg power trio Langfinger will perform a week's worth of live dates in Spain this March. The journey will run from March 10th through March 17th. Comments the band, "We're happy to announce that we're heading back to Spain this spring. As we're working on our new album, it's hard to think of something better than to take a break and head down south. We're looking forward to premiering a ton of new material as we'll be frolicking our way over the peninsula!" See all confirmed shows below.

Langfinger :
3/10/2018 Red Sun Fest - Barcelona, ES
3/11/2018 Dabadaba - San Sebastian, ES
3/13/2018 La Nube Café Teatro - Bilbao, ES
3/14/2018 Sala Memphis - Gijón, ES
3/15/2018 Sala Son - Cangas De Morrazo, ES
3/16/2018 Barracudas - Madrid, ES
3/17/2018 Deadfest - Palma De Mallorca, ES

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Out Of My Eyes Sign w/ Truth Inc/Imminence Records

Truth Inc Records, in conjunction with Imminence Records, has signed Paris, France's metalcore outfit Out Of My Eyes.

After three years of building a fanbase and honing their style, Out Of My Eyes are defining their identity with fresh new tracks bringing together electro elements with powerful breakdowns and catchy choruses. Stretching the metalcore genre to a new extreme, Out Of My Eyes’ sound stands out with a unique mix of atypical guitar parts, party synthesizers and trap beats.

Armed with an explosive energy and a strong stage presence, the squad is making it clear that he’s an accomplished live band. Having made a name for themselves in their home country opening for bands like Attila, The Color Morale, Bad Omens and more, and experienced the road supporting Shoot The Girl First in the summer of 2016, Out Of My Eyes are now ready to release new music and take it as far and wide as possible.

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Immolation Announce 2018 European Tour

Initial dates have been revealed for Immolation's European tour supporting their latest album, “Atonement“. Monument Of Misanthropy and Full of Hell will be joining them as special guests, with more supports yet to be announced.

Here’s what’s been confirmed thus far: More...

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Pestilence Premiere New Song "Multi Dimensional"

Dutch progressive death metal veterans of Pestilence premiere a new song entitled "Multi Dimensional", taken from their upcoming new album "Hadeon", which will be out in stores in March via Hammerheart Records.

Check out now "Multi Dimensional" below.


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Neter Premiere New Song "The Pillars of Heracles"

Spain's death metal outfit Neter premiere a new song titled "The Pillars of Heracles", taken from their upcoming new album "Inferus", which is set for release on January 15th through the cooperation of Satanath Records (Russia), Cimmerian Shade Recordings (USA), Murdher Records (Italy), and Black Plague Records (USA). "Inferus" was recorded by Raúl Pérez at La Mina Studio (Spain), mixed by Carlos Santos at Sandman Studios (Spain), and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Studio (US). Artwork for the album was created by Daví Orellana.

Check out now "The Pillars of Heracles" below.


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Lineups For "Impericon Festival" Shows Announced

The annual "Impericon Festival" lineups have been announced with Silverstein, Comeback Kid, Attila and more booked. Here’s how the daily lineups will run:

04/20 Wien, AUT – Arena:

Comeback Kid
Bury Tomorrow
Any Given Day
We Came As Romans
Knocked Loose
Obey The Brave
Blood Youth

04/21 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle: More...

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Nothing More Premiere New Video "Do You Want It?"

Nothing More premiere the below music video for their song “Do You Really Want It?“. The band also recently spoke about the song and their various GRAMMY nominations with Billboard.

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I Am Morbid First U.S. Show Announced

I Am Morbid, the Morbid Angel tribute band featuring former frontman David Vincent and drummer Tim Yeung, announce their first U.S. show. They will take to the stage at the Whisky A Go-Go in West Hollywood, California on January 31st.

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In Flames To Release Covers EP On Vinyl

In Flames' recently released covers EP, “Down, Wicked & No Good“, will receive a colored 10'' vinyl release on March 16th in Europe through Nuclear Blast. The 10'' features the following track listing:

01 – “It’s No Good” (Depeche Mode cover)
02 – “Down In A Hole” (Alice In Chains cover)
03 – “Wicked Game” (Chris Isaak cover)
04 – “Hurt” (Nine Inch Nails cover) (live)

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Of Mice & Men & Wage War UK Tour Announced

A UK leg of dates has now been announced for Of Mice & Men, Wage War & Sylar‘s European tour. Here’s the updated itinerary for the run:

04/02 Saint Petersburg, RUS – Club Zal (Of Mice & Men only)
04/03 Moscow, RUS – Glavclub (Of Mice & Men only)
04/05 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
04/06 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
04/07 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
04/09 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumphuset
04/10 Berlin, GER – Columbia Theater
04/11 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
04/13 Vienna, AUT – Arena
04/14 Solothurn, SWI – Kofmehl
04/15 Munich, GER – Technikum
04/17 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
04/18 Koln, GER – Essigfabrik
04/19 Paris, FRA – Trabendo
04/21 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
04/22 Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC
04/23 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
04/25 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
04/26 Norwich, UK – UEA
04/27 London, UK – Koko
04/29 Dublin, IRE – Academy
04/30 Belfast, IRE – Mandela Hall

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Avatar Debut New Video "The King Wants You"

Avatar debut a new music video for their song “The King Wants You“. The track will appear on the band’s upcoming album, “Avatar Country“, which will meet a January 12th release date.

Initial touring in support of the release has also been announced with dates available below: More...

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Eyes Set To Kill To Support Butcher Babies

Eyes Set To Kill have been tapped as support for Butcher Babies on the band’s approaching European/UK Tour. Check all dates below: More...

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LOG's Randy Blythe Guests On New Chthonic Song

Lamb Of God vocalist Randy Blythe guests on a recently released Chthonic track titled “Souls Of The Revolution” streaming below. The track arrives alongside the impending December 29th release of Chthonic‘s new film, ‘Tshiong‘, showcasing Randy Blythe in a movie role.

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Royal Thunder North American Tour Announced

Royal Thunder and Pinkish Black announce a North American run around the spring. Dates for that tour include:

03/12 Memphis TN – Rockhouse Live Memphis (no Pinkish Black)
03/13 Little Rock AR – The White Water Tavern (no Pinkish Black)
03/14 Houston TX – White Oak Music Hall
03/15 Dallas TX – Not So Fun Wknd Fest
03/17 Denver CO – Streets of London Pub
03/19 Las Vegas NV – Beauty Bar Las Vegas
03/20 Scottsdale AZ – Pub Rock Live
03/21 San Diego CA – Brick By Brick
03/22 Los Angeles CA – The Hi Hat
03/24 San Francisco CA – DNA Lounge
03/25 Sacramento CA – Blue Lamp Sacramento
03/26 Portland OR – Tonic Lounge
03/27 Seattle WA – Highline Bar
03/28 Vancouver BC – The Cobalt
03/30 Calgary AB – The Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
03/31 Edmonton AB – Union Hall (feat. Ministry & Chelsea Wolfe) (no Pinkish Black)
04/01 Saskatoon SK – Amigos Cantina
04/03 Winnipeg MB – The Good Will – Social Club
04/04 Fargo ND – The Aquarium
04/05 Chicago IL – Beat Kitchen
04/06 Columbus OH – Spacebar

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Jungle Rot To Begin Recording New Album In January

Jungle Rot are gearing up to enter Belle City Sound in Racine, WI on January 05th to start tracking their 10th full-length studio album. Ex-drummer Jesse Beahler will be handling the drum duties in the studio. Comments frontman Dave Matrise of what to expect:

“Once again, we’ve stuck with the tried and true Jungle Rot formula to produce another killer record that all our fans and everyone will enjoy. It’s been nice to get back to doing what we do best and that’s writing brutal, heavy music.”

The new album will include the following songs: More...

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Prophets Of Rage: Jan. 04 On "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

Prophets Of Rage will be among the first musical guests to perform on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" in 2018. The group have been scheduled to appear on the show on Thursday, January 04th.

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