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Metal News for December 8, 2017

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22 news articles posted on this day.

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Steel Panther (11/24/17) Phoenix, Arizona

Should what happens at a Steel Panther show, stay at a Steel Panther show? Maybe the band should consider copping this from Las Vegas’ advertising firm because when you attend one of their shows, it turns into its own Sin City. The band is currently in the middle of its 2017 Girls in a Row Tour and if you’ve never seen them, I’ll let you in on a little secret, NOTHING is off-limits at a Steel Panther show. More...

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Orphaned Land Posts New Video Online

Israeli metal band Orphaned Land has posted their new music video online for the song, "Like Orpheus." You can check it out below. The song features guest vocals from Blind Guardian frontman Hansi Kürsch and will appear on their forthcoming new album, "Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs," which will be released on January 26th through Century Media Records.

We had the opportunity to speak with Orphaned Land frontman Kobi Farhi about the album, its concepts and the continuing pursuit of peace last year. The interview can be seen here. More...

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Despite Exile Premiere New Video

Watch the new video for the title track of Italy's finest progressive technical death metal act Despite Exile’s just released and critically acclaimed new album “Relics” below:


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Grafvitnir Debut New Song "Vargavinter"

Swedish Black Metal band Grafvitnir have released a new song from forthcoming album Keys to the Mysteries Beyond. Stream "Vargavinter" below. The band will release Keys to the Mysteries Beyond December 15 on Carnal Records.

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Kobra And The Lotus Debut New Video

Prevail I, the latest offering by Canada's finest metal export Kobra And The Lotus, has been successfully released in May 2017 on Napalm Records. Today Kobra And The Lotus are kicking off their tour with Beyond The Black and to celebrate their tour start, the band has just unleashed a brand new lyric video for the track 'Hell On Earth'! Taken from their new album 'Prevail I', check out the 'Hell On Earth' below:

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Insect Ark Premiere "In The Nest"

Combining elements of horror-?lm soundtracks, psychedelic doom, and atmospheric noise, New York City/Portland-based instrumental duo Insect Ark presents their newest record, Marrow Hymns, to be released on Profound Lore Records, February 23rd, 2018.

Check out now "In The Nest" from it below.

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Mangoo Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Finnish fuzz rockers Mangoo premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "The Heat", which will be out in stores today via Small Stone.

Check out now "The Heat" in its entirety below.

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The Dead Centuries Premiere New Track “Overdrive”

Canadian instrumental prog metal trio The Dead Centuries premiere their track “Overdrive” below. The song is off their upcoming debut album “Race Against Time.”

“Overdrive is a very melodic, upbeat song, with the focus being on fun singable melodies. Starting with a half tempo clean theme, the song then picks up, keeping the melody, but adding heavier rhythm and more energy. There are several guitar harmonies throughout, a staple of the album. The song also features the album’s second guest, James Krul (Mandroid Echostar), again by way of a guitar solo trade off.” comments guitarist Adam Tremblett.

“Race Against Time” is due out Jan 26th, 2018.

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Harakiri For The Sky Premiere New Song

Austrian black metal band Harakiri For The Sky has unveiled a new song called “You Are The Scars” today. The 10+ minute, epic metal-gaze track is the latest offering from the band’s upcoming 4th studio album, Arson, which will debut on February, 16th via AOP Records with distribution from Plastichead Distribution (Europe/North America/World) and Edel (Germany/Austria/Switzerland).

Stream “You Are The Scars” now below:

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Double Experience Announce European / UK Tour

Canadian nerd-rockers Double Experience announce they will be supporting Hed PE on their European/ UK tour dates along with Conveyer from January 25th until February 25th (dates listed below). Double Experience have performed across 15 countries, playing everywhere from video game museums to tattoo conventions to Ottawa and Montreal ComicCons as well as many other gatherings such as MAGFest and GuardianCon as well as showcases at Canadian Music Week and Indie Week Canada. Their adventures have been supported by international radio, festivals and television alike, culminating with an entire nerd-rock exposé and performance on Global TV in Canada. More...

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Rumahoy Release First Track & Music Video

Rumahoy unveiled the first details of their upcoming album "The Triumph Of Piracy". Captain Yarrface and his crew state: "Ahoy! I am Captain Yarrface, welcome to the sea, and welcome to the first single from the new Rumahoy album, titled 'AHOY!'. It is an epic anthem of heritage and Yarr, so raise up your rum and drink your ale while signing along in the ocean!"

You can watch the video premiere of "AHOY" below:

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Asher Media Relations Offer Free Holiday Sampler

With the holidays just around the corner, it's that time of year that Asher Media Relations, a PR company promoting aggressive music in Canada, USA and Europe shares its next holiday sampler featuring artists they have had the honour of working with in 2017. This year's 7th volume of "Happy Metal Annihilation" showcases over 4 hours of headbanging tunes from black to death to thrash to metalcore to hard rock and everything else under the metal umbrella. Let the holiday mosh pit begin!

Publicist Jon Asher of Asher Media Relations comments:

"I've been putting together this compilation for the last six years to promote the bands I love working with. I believe they need to be heard and discovered by those who are not yet familiar with them. This holiday sampler is my gift to the headbanging community to enjoy and celebrate all that is heavy. \m/\m/"

"Happy Metal Annihilation Vol. 7" features over 50 tracks and is available for FREE DOWNLOAD via Bandcamp:

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Aetherial Debut "The Insignificance Of Us" Clip

Melbourne based melodic death metal outfit Aetherial is pleased to unleash their new music video. The track, entitled "The Insignificance Of Us," is the fourth track on the band's recently released debut album The Still Waters of Oblivion. The twelve track album was released November 10th on Truth Inc. Records (Oceania and parts of Asia) and Imminence Records (rest of the world).

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Ovtlier Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Ovtlier premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming debut EP "What Doesn't Kill You", which will be out in stores later today.

Check out now "What Doesn't Kill You" in its entirety below.

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Agathocles/Existench Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Agathocles/Existench premiere the pre-release full-album stream of their upcoming new split 7'', which will be out in stores - limited to 700 copies on black wax - on December 20th via Everyday Hate Records.

Check it out now in its entirety below:

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Throneless Debut New Song "Born in Vain"

Swedish doom outfit Throneless debut a new song entitled "Born in Vain", taken from their upcoming new album "Cycles", which will be out via Black Bow on March 23.

Check out now "Born in Vain" below.

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Borracho Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Doom outfit Borracho premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Riffography", which will be out in stores later today via Ripple Music.

Check out now "Riffography" in its entirety below.

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Limp Bizkit Australian Tour Announced

Limp Bizkit, Of Mice & Men and Ocean Grove announce two additional Australian shows around their appearances at the ‘Download Melbourne‘ festival on March 24th. You can catch the three acts together at the below stops:

03/25 Sydney, AUS – Hordern Pavilion
03/27 Brisbane, AUS – Riverstage

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Machine Head Premiere New Music Video “Catharsis”

Machine Head premiere an official music video for the title track to their upcoming new album, “Catharsis“. If you missed it, a behind the scenes look at the video was previously released here. The album is set for a January 26th release date.

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Ghost Surprise Release New Live Album

Ghost have digitally surprise released their new live album “Ceremony & Devotion“. A stream of the band's live version of “Absolution” that is featured on the new release is streaming below.


The outing is currently streaming through premium digital streaming services and can also be purchased via Amazon and iTunes. Physical copies of the album will hit stores on January 19th. Furthermore a limited deluxe bundle of the album features a Ghost 8-track that sports select songs from the album. More...

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The Word Alive UK Tour Announced

The Word Alive and Continents will be touring the UK in February. Check out all dates booked below:

02/03 Plymouth, UK – Underground
02/04 Leeds, UK – Key Club
02/05 London, UK – Camden Assembly
02/06 Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach
02/07 Birmingham, UK – The Flapper

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August Burns Red 15th Anniversary Show Announced

August Burns Red announce a special hometown 15th anniversary show at Freedom Hall in Lancaster, PA on April 14th. The set will take place as part of the 2018 ‘Launch Music Conference & Festival‘.

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