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Metal News for February 17, 2022

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21 news articles posted on this day.

Crisix Uploads New Music Video "W.N.M. United"

Mosh machine Crisix are releasing their new album Full HD on April 15 via Listenable Records. Layering incisive old-school thrash with some modern flavor and hardcore punch, Full HD sounds fierce, crisp and undeniably catchy. Find preorder options at shop-listenable.net.

New single “W.N.M. United” is a thrash anthem with the band armed with a family of friends from Dustbolt, Insanity Alert, Warbringer, Violator, Suicidal Angels, Fueled By fire, Gama Bomb, Bonded By Blood, Nervosa, Angelus Apatrida, and special guest Chuck Billy from Testament.

‘’We share a special bond with all the selected bands. With most of them, we toured and shared stages. World needs mosh United is an important historic moment that unites musicians from NWOTM (New Wave Of Thrash Metal) scene. We wanted to unite all with one simple message- Mosh is love,” comments Crisix.


1. The Many Licit Paths
2. Extreme Fire Hazard
3. Full HD
4. Macarena Mosh
5. Speak Your Truth
6. Beast
7. John Was Born For Metal
8. Shonen Fist
9. W.N.M. United
10. Boc De Biterna
11. Escape The Electric Fate More...

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Annihilator Posts New Music Video Online

Canadian metal legends Annihilator has released a video for "Couple Suicide", featured on the "Metal II" album, out tomorrow, Friday, February 18 via earMusic. The song features Danko Jones and Angela Gossow, and the clip can be viewed below.

"Metal II" has been given an incredible overhaul with the one and only Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, ex-Slayer) killing the drums and lead vocals "re-invented" by the great Stu Block (Into Eternity).

Waters passed over mixing duties to legendary engineer Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Van Halen) and it was remastered by Maor Appelbaum. The guest list on the album is huge with more than a dozen killer artists from bands like Lamb Of God, Arch Enemy, Children Of Bodom, Nevermore, In Flames, Trivium, Danko Jones, Anvil, The Haunted and Lynam: One big metal party! More...

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Night Demon Covers Thin Lizzy Classic

On March 25, Southern California metal masters, Night Demon, will release a special compilation album - titled "Year Of The Demon" - via Century Media Records. Comprised of the band's five standalone 7" singles from 2020, this 10-track collection features original songs, cover tunes, and previously unheard live recordings. Pre-order "Year Of The Demon" here.

For a preview of the record, Night Demon has launched a new single - a cover version of Thin Lizzy's classic "The Sun Goes Down" - which can be heard below: More...

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Slipknot Shares "The Chapeltown Rag" Video

Slipknot have released an official video for the single, "The Chapeltown Rag," which is available on all streaming platforms.

The Clown-directed visual frames the visceral experience of the band’s unparalleled live performance. True to form, heavy music’s generational ambassadors in Slipknot set the community ablaze late last year with the launch of a brand new offensive packaged with cryptic fanfare.

Within the span of about a week’s time, the band methodically disseminated veiled messaging from the then unreleased music, fuelling speculation that their plan of attack was imminent.

Launching an all out blitz, "The Chapeltown Rag" surfaced as Slipknot’s first showing of new material since We Are Not Your Kind and emphatically punctuated a monumental 2021 - a year that included the band’s triumphant live return following the unprecedented stall in the wake of a historic pandemic.

Thematically, the song utilized the true crime lore of the Yorkshire Ripper and the ensuing mania of the media during the murderous spree to draw parallels to the current social climate of the online era. From Corey Taylor’s tortured howl, "When everything is God online, nothing is" a loaded statement can be deduced about modern day misinformation and the kind of divisiveness that mares the digital age. More...

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Motley Crue & Def Leppard Add More Tour Dates

After two summers of delays it is FINALLY happening! The world’s most iconic and celebrated rock legends will hit the road together this summer for a coheadlining tour so massive that it could only be held in North America’s biggest stadiums.

The Stadium Tour featuring, Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, with Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts will hit select cities in the US and Canada where each band will bring their electrifying stage shows while promising to perform their stadium sized anthems. Produced by Live Nation, the summer tour is set to steamroll through North America starting June 2022.

Due to fan demand, the tour is adding five all new stadium shows to the epic run. Tickets for the new dates will go on-sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 25 at 10 AM, local time at www.LiveNation.com, check local listings for details. Def Leppard & Mötley Crüe VIP offerings for the five new shows will be available coinciding with the general onsale next Friday 2/25 at 10 AM, local time.

Citi is the official card of The Stadium Tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets for Indianapolis and Las Vegas shows beginning Tuesday, February 22 at 10 AM, local time until Thursday, February 24 at 10 PM, local time through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit citientertainment.com. For Toronto, Vancouver, and Edmonton shows American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, February 22 at 10 AM, local time until Thursday, February 24 at 10 PM, local time. More...

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Spirits Of Fire Streaming New Album

Heavy metal supergroup Spirits Of Fire, featuring guitarist Chris Caffery (Trans Siberian Orchestra, Savatage," Steve DiGiorgio (Testament, Death, Sadus,) Mark Zonder (Fates Warning, Warlord) and singer Fabio Lione (Rhapsody, Angra,) has uploaded their sophomore album, "Embrace The Unknown" to be streamed in full. You can check out the album by visiting Metal Infection.

"Embrace The Unknown" marks the band's first album with Lione on vocals, following the departure of previous singer Tim "Ripper" Owens, who performed on the band's self-titled debut, which was released in 2020. For a preview of the album, you can check out the music video, "A Second Chance" below. More...

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Ignite Releases New Music Video

Melodic Hardcore heavyweights Ignite have dropped another single from their upcoming self-titled album. The fourth single from the record, "This Day," is out now - along with a new music video. The Orange County-based quintet will release "Ignite" on March 25th, 2022 via Century Media. Fans can pre-order the album HERE!

Commenting on "This Day," vocalist Eli Santana shares, "'This Day’, a hopeful call for unity, is an unfiltered, disheartened reaction to the teeming racial tensions of the last couple years."

Ignite's new self-titled studio record will be released on March 25th and is available for pre-order as Ltd. CD Digipak, 180-gram LP in various colors, and on all digital platforms.

Brett Rasmussen (bass) comments on the new album, "A lot of hard work went into this album and this is the happiest I have felt about an Ignite album in a long time. It feels incredible to work this hard on a project and see the entire plan come together as anticipated." More...

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Gladenfold Unveils New Album Cover

Finnish melodic metal band Gladenfold will release their third studio album, "Nemesis," on April 29th via Reaper Entertainment, this time reflecting on their melodic death metal roots, resulting in by far their darkest and most extreme album, both in terms of sound and atmosphere. Once again, with expansive soundscapes and versatile songwriting, the band delivers soft and delicate acoustic sounds, aggressive and fast-paced riffs, to grandiose and majestic parts and uplifting power metal moments, all characteristic of Gladenfold's sound repertoire.

The album was mixed by Juhis Kauppinen at ShedStudios and again mastered by Joona Lukala at Noise For Fiction. The stunning cover artwork is by Felipe Machano Franco, known for his work for bands such as Blind Guardian, Iron Savior, and Rhapsody Of Fire.

The band comments on the cover artwork:

"We wanted the album cover to reflect the dark and eerie mood of the album, which is present both musically and lyrically. Many of the songs are about self-reflection, about going into the dark regions of your own mind and discovering the existence of your own evil sides. Considering this, the cover should speak for itself. Felipe has truly nailed our vision with his craftsmanship.

"The first single and music video will be released on February 25. Stay tuned and get ready, because a storm is coming."


1. Carnival of the Hunter
2. Chiara's Blessing
3. Stone of Storms
4. Nemesis
5. Saraste
6. Curse of Solitude
7. Revelations
8. Tapestry of Creation
9. Broken
10. Eternal Gloria
11. Where Mountains Mourn More...

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Bloodbound Postpones 2022 Tour Dates

Things must to get back to normal at some point, or so it was said last year: Swedish power metal force Bloodbound announced their upcoming tour for March 2022. The trek would see the band play 13 shows in Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, France and Belgium. The tour is now being rescheduled to March 2023.

The band released their ninth studio album "Creatures Of The Dark Realm" in May 2021 via AFM Records. To still celebrate their latest record, the Swedes are moving their Tour Of The Dark Realm to next year. The package remains unchanged as support comes from their label colleagues Arion, plus newcomers Metalite and Veonity

"We were looking forward to this tour for months. We were full of hope for things to change for better until the last minute," says the band. "We have been looking at the situation carefully during the last few weeks of course, though. We have been in contact with the promoters all the time. And we reached a point a week ago or so where we had to accept that the venues in some countries we're going to play are still looking at some restrictions. We've had to make the super hard decision to postpone the tour. To say this is a downer would be the understatement of the year. The good news is, we're happy to share that we have managed to keep the package what it is, and we are even more looking forward to hitting the road with our friends Arion, Metalite and Veonity. Stay safe and we will see you in March 2023!"

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Thunder Announces New Album "Dopamine"

Icons of British hard rock, Thunder, have announced a brand new album, "Dopamine," out on April 29, as well as unveiling the first single lifted from it, "The Western Sky," the new video can be found below.

Dopamine is Thunder’s first ever double-album, and consists of 16 tracks - something that is resonant with the album's themes.

Guitarist, songwriter and Thunder co-founder Luke Morley says: "We didn’t set out to make a double album but as the writing and recording process went on we wandered into some interesting areas and then it became a case of 'can we afford to leave any of this off?’ In the end we did reduce it from 20 tunes to 16 but it wasn’t an easy choice."

Satirical and urgent but never downcast, "Dopamine" was inspired by the world’s mass retreat to social media during the pandemic lockdowns, endlessly hunting for the next hit of happy hormones.

"I read a fascinating article by an American psychologist," says Luke, "who said that social media forces us to become dopamine addicts. We’re validated and liked on social media, which releases the dopamine – and so we get addicted to it. We take more and more selfies in the hope of more and more validation, and the album cover reflects this. People are surrounded by amazing things that they’re missing because they’re so self-obsessed. Of course, you’ll have to get your hands on the physical album to see all of the amazing things I’m referring to." More...

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Semblant To Release New Album In April

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of "Vermilion Eclipse," the stunning new album by Brazilian metallers Semblant. Out on 15th April, a first single and video from it entitled "Purified" is available from today.

Their second full-length effort for Frontiers, but fourth overall, "Vermilion Eclipse" sees Semblant continue their evolution into a powerful musical force hard to pin down to any one categorisation. With wide-ranging influences straddling the entire rock and metal spectrum, Semblant are at once wholly unique yet entirely familiar.

"We never thought it would be possible for us to make an album entirely remotely while we were each stuck at home during the pandemic," states co-vocalist Mizuho Lin. "It was different. It was intense. The process of producing the album had an even more amazing synergy between us as a band and our old friend and producer Adair Daufembach. I'm so excited by this album and I can't wait to release it." More...

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Dagoba Shares "City Lights" Video

Modern metallers Dagoba return with the fourth single from their upcoming album, "By Night," entering the last round before the album’s long-awaited release tomorrow. The new single, "City Lights," shines as a catchy hymn driven by shredding guitar riffs and rough vocal power – just one example that proves By Night is modern metal at its absolute finest!

Dagoba on "City Lights":
"Fasten your seatbelts and play our fourth single as loud as possible! Tight riffing and singalong chorus vocal lines - we are proud to present you what we love doing: pure Dagoba music!"

Dagoba on the release of "By Night":
"We are super stoked to finally release our eighth studio album! The wait has been long since we gave you Black Nova, but now it's time for a new Dagoba era. Join our story, dive into our universe, and discover By Night as a full journey. We are beyond proud of this new album, and we can't wait to play it live for our fans!" More...

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Bodysnatcher Reveals New Album Details

Hotly-tipped US deathcore group Bodysnatcher will release their long anticipated album, "Bleed-Abide," on 22nd April via MNRK Heavy.

The band today reveal the record's artwork, tracklisting, and new single "E.D.A.," which can be heard below.

An epically unashamed demonstration of aggression, Bodysnatcher's music is dark, furious, and threatening. It’s a sound born from the burden of struggle and an unwavering commitment to continued survival against all obstacles.

Bodysnatcher put the 'core' back in deathcore. "Bleed-Abide," the Florida band's third album, crackles with rage and power.


1. Bleed
2. Abide
3. Absolved Of The Strings And Stone
4. Smashed Perception
5. Flatline
6. Glass Prison
7. Value Through Suffering
8. Chaos
9. E.D.A.
10. Wired For Destruction
11. Hollow Shell
12. Behind The Crowd
13. The Question

Comments vocalist Kyle Medina, "'Bleed-Abide' is the ultimate culmination of what the band has been building for years, and I believe the best material to date. The instrumentals have matured and become heavier hitting and the lyrics dig deeper personally and more relatable than even This Heavy Void. There is something for everyone in this album: slam riffs, breakdowns, two steps, choruses that stick…"

"This album means more to me than any album I have ever been involved in,” adds drummer Chris Whited. “We all love [last album] 'This Heavy Void,' but we weren’t the well-oiled machine that we are now. We know exactly how we all write together and what we are capable of now, and this album fully shows it. Every one of us put hours upon hours into this album throughout the pandemic. Hearing it all come together as one cohesive piece is amazing. I’m so proud of my brothers. This is the album I have always wanted to put out." More...

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Accept Signs With Napalm Records

Napalm Records is beyond proud to join forces with legendary German heavy metal force, Accept! The band has signed a worldwide record deal with the leading rock and metal label.

The band around guitarist and founding member Wolf Hoffmann has defined the international genre since they formed in Solingen, Germany in 1976, reigned as one of the most important German rock bands in the 80s alongside the Scorpions, and influenced bands such as Metallica, Slayer, Guns N’ Roses and Iron Maiden.

Accept have written many classic albums such as "Restless And Wild," "Balls To The Wall" and "Metal Heart," have played countless shows and headlined major festivals all around the globe. The band has sold millions of albums to date, entered the German and Finnish charts at #1, received gold status in the US and still impress with their trademark heavy metal sound, characterized by Wolf Hoffmann’s razor sharp riffs and their hard hitting sound. More...

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Olamot Premiere New Song "Bodily Destruction"

Italian atmospheric technical death metal band Olamot premiere their debut single entitled “Bodily Destruction”, taken from their upcoming new EP "Realms", which will be out in stores April 15, 2022 via Lethal Scissor Records.

Check out now "Bodily Destruction" streaming via YouTube for you below.

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Sadistic Ritual Premiere New Song & Music Video

Atlanta-based thrash metal band Sadistic Ritual premiere a new song entitled “End of All Roads”, taken from their upcoming new album "The Enigma, Boundless", which will be out in stores May 20 via Prosthetic Records.

Check out now "End of All Roads" streaming via YouTube for you below.

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Ruttenskalle Premiere New Music Video

Portuguese death metal unit Ruttenskalle premiere a new music video for “Dead Man”, taken from their latest album "Skin ’em Alive", which was released last October by Gruesome Records.

Check out now "Dead Man" streaming via YouTube for you below.

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Undeath Premiere New NSFW Music Video

Death metal outfit Undeath premiere a NSFW music video their track “Head Splattered In Seven Ways“. The clip was filmed with director Errick Easterday and isstreaming now for you below. The band's sophomore album “It’s Time… To Rise From The Grave” will be released by Prosthetic Records on April 22nd. 2022.

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HEALTH & LoG Premiere New Collaborative Track

Experimental industrial metal band HEALTH premiere another collaborative track and animated music video online. This time they joined forces with Lamb Of God on a new single titled “Cold Blood“, taken from their new album “Disco 4: Part II“, due out April 08th via Loma Vista Records.

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Animals As Leaders Premiere New Single

Instrumental progressive metal trio Animals As Leaders return with another advance track called “Gordian Naught”, taken from their impending new album “Parrhesia“, due out on March 25th.

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Amon Amarth Premiere New Official Music Video

Viking metal band Amon Amarth return with a brand new track named “Put Your Back Into The Oar“. That standalone single was recorded in January 2021 at Fascination Street Studios in Orebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren (DragonForce, Sepultura) and arrives through the Amon Amarth’s own recently launched label Victorious Music.

The clip was shot last October in England with director Ryan MackFall and can be streamed via YouTube below.

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