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Metal News for December 22, 2017

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21 news articles posted on this day.

Metalfier Announce New Drummer Ignacio Orellana

New York band Metalfier have announced that Pirosaint drummer Ignacio
Orellana is the new addition to its ranks. The new member made his
official introduction the band was the headliner at the legendary Irving
Plaza in New York on 12/14/17. The band have uploaded a series of live
drumcam videos to its youtube channel, check some of them below:

Frontman Andrew Janda commented: More...

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Veuve Signs w/ Argonauta Records

Italian corrosive stoner outfit Veuve joined Argonauta family. Veuve are a power trio formed in Italy. While messing around since 2014, they released two albums: a self-produced EP (February 2015) and a full-lenght album “Yard” (via The Smoking Goat Records & Acid Cosmonaut Records, February 2016).

Veuve hang between the fuzzy “seventies-fashioned” riffs of mother Sabbath & father Kyuss, infinite kraut drifts with a strong taste of Hawkwind and clean, watery post-metal trails, like true delay-lovers.

“We are thrilled of becoming part of the Argonauta Records orbit” the band says “we have been following their releases from almost the beginning and having their mark on our work will be astonishing. We are already working on our next full-length album, heading to craft something cool”.

More details on the new album will be revealed soon.

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Drift Into Black Premiere Full-Album Stream

For close to twenty years, Craig Rossi has handled keyboard duties for the doom metal band Grey Skies Fallen, recording four albums, two EPs, and two singles with the group. He's performed numerous shows across the US sharing the same stage with the likes of Opeth, Anathema, Arch Enemy, Amorphis, and Katatonia. He's since embarked on a new musical journey with atmospheric/experimental gloom metal project Drift Into Black and his recently-issued Shadow People EP.

You can stream Shadow People in full via Bandcamp below:


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Tankard Premiere New Lyric Video For "Pay To Pray"

Tankard's new lyric video for "Pay To Pray", a track taken from the German thrash metal veterans' 17th studio album, "One Foot In The Grave", can be seen below. The follow-up to 2014's "R.I.B. (Rest In Beer)" was recorded at Gernhart Studios in Troisdorf with producer Martin Buchwalter (Destruction, etc.).

Check it out:

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Slow Debut New Video For "Déluge"

Belgian funeral doom band Slow debut a new video for "Déluge", taken from their latest album "V – Oceans", which will be out in stores as vinyl and in CD formats on January 8th via Code666/Aural Music.

Check out now "Déluge" below.

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Sonic Poison Premiere Full-Album Stream Of New EP

Finnish grinders Sonic Poison premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new EP "Combat Grind", out in stores now via Caligari Records.

Check out now "Combat Grind" in its entirety below.

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Quicksand To Join Deftones On South American Tour

Quicksand will be supporting Deftones on their South American shows in the spring. This will mean bassist Sergio Vega will be pulling double-duty each and every night, being a member of both bands.

05/24 Bogota, COL – Chamorro Entertainment City Hall
05/28 Santiago, CHL – Teatro Coliseo
05/29 Santiago, CHL – Teatro Coliseo
05/30 Santiago, CHL – Teatro Coliseo
06/01 Buenos Aires, ARG – Luna Park

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War Of Ages North American Tour Planned

War Of Ages, Convictions & Earth Groans will be touring together next year as part of ‘The Alpha Tour‘. Dates and venues for the run will be announced in early 2018.

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Sentenced To Burn Debut New Video "Untwisted"

Sentenced To Burn debut a new video for their track “Untwisted“. It was directed by Emmure singer Frankie Palmeri. The group are the first signing to be announced to Palmeri‘s own Redzone Records label and will release their new EP “The Seven Layers Of Skin” in January.

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Cancer Bats Add Three Canadian Shows To 2018 Tour

Cancer Bats have added three new shows in Canada for their upcoming “Hail Destroyer” tenth anniversary touring. Below’s where the tour will hit:

04/20 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
04/21 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
04/26 London, UK – Underworld
04/27 London, UK – Underworld
05/02 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
05/03 Koln, GER – Jungle
05/04 Paris, FRA – Gibus Live
05/16 Calgary, AB – Dickens
05/17 Red Deer, AB – Bo’s
05/18 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Ballroom

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Korn’s Davis Confirms New Solo Album & Tour

Korn vocalist Jonathan Davis confirms the news of his previously rumored new solo release and plans to tour in support of it. The album will reportedly hit stores in the spring. In a Facebook livestream from this past Monday, December 18th, Jonathan Davis states:

"I’m finishing my record finally. It’s been… I started it in 2008, so I guess it’ll be 10 years of work. It’s the J.D. S.F.A. record, but J.D. S.F.A. is no longer. Unfortunately, since Shane‘s [Gibson] passed, that band’s done and it can’t be recreated. So this is J.D. right now.

I’m really excited. I’ve been working on these songs for 10 years, and it’s turned out amazing. So there’ll be a record coming out next year. I just shot videos yesterday for a couple of songs, and the tour will be next year." More...

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Norma Jean “Redeemer” Anniversary Tour Rumoured

Norma Jean seem to be planning an anniversary tour for their 2006 album “Redeemer” for the spring. Gideon, Toothgrinder and Greyhaven are rumoured to join them on that run. A few dates have leaked so far, including:

03/01 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
03/12 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go-Go
03/15 Seattle, WA – El Corazon

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Slaves New Album Now To Be Released By Sony Music

After a number of troubling allegations made against their frontman Jonny Craig - several girls accuse Jonny Craig of diverse disturbing behaviour - Slaves were dropped by their label Artery Recordings this past November - only a day after announcing the January 12th release date for their new effort, “Beautiful Death“.

The group have now revealed that despite the controversy, they plan to release the album via The Orchard/Sony Music, and will now hit stores in February.

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Will Haven Californian Shows Announced

With their new release "Muerte" due out in early 2018, Will Haven announce the first two dates of some shows they have planned for next year:

01/07 San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill
01/24 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go

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Bullet For My Valentine: New Album Finished

Bullet For My Valentine have finished their new album according to a recently shared post from the band on Instagram:

The group's frontman Matt Tuck tells of what to expect of the new outing: More...

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Behemoth’s Live DVD Scheduled For A Spring Release

With some delay for technical reasons, Behemoth‘s upcoming live DVD/CD outing is now scheduled for a spring released. The band’s frontman Nergal confirmed the news yesterday, sharing a tease of the booklet for it via his Instagram.

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Sleep January U.S. Shows Announced

Sleep announce a handful of January U.S. shows.Below's where the band will be performing:

01/19 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
01/21 Birmingham, AL – Saturn
01/23 New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
01/25 Austin, TX – ACL Live at Moody Theater

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Skinlab Rejoined By Ex-Guitarist For Upcoming Tour

Skinlab announce that guitarist Marcos Medina (now Invidia) will be returning to their lineup for their forthcoming tour. The band comments on his return:

"We like to welcome our brother Marcos Medina Rivera (Invidia) back into the Skinlab touring machine. Marcos is no stranger the our family, crushing many stages with us. It’s an honor to jam with our homey again for what’s sure to be an awesome tour……. see you all very soon ."

Those plans include this early 2018 tour with Pissing Razors and Shattered Sun: More...

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In Flames Launching Own Music Festival In 2018

In Flames will be launching their own two-day musical festival in Sweden on July 27th-28th. The event is planned to be held at the Borgholm Castle in Borgholm, Sweden with lineup details still to come. For now, the band have launched an official website for the event at borgholmbrinner.se.

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Judge Announce West Coast Dates

Judge have three West Coast shows booked in February. Check out the dates below:

02/16 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
02/17 San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
02/18 Seattle, WA – El Corazon

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Avenged Sevenfold Post “Hail To The King" Clip

Avenged Sevenfold share live footage of their acoustic performance of their song “Hail The To King“. The set in question was filmed October 19th, 2017 at the Clive Davis Theater at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, CA. Audio of it was lately released as “Live At The Grammy Museum“.

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