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Metal News for February 18, 2021

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8 news articles posted on this day.

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Unearthing The Metal Underground: Neorhythm

A considerable void in the realm of heavy, nineties-rooted aggressive groove metal has remained for years now, aside from a few longtime heavy hitters. Russia’s Neorhythm is rekindling that fire and pouring gasoline atop with flammable elements in the form of death metal, thrash, prog and math. One Mag performs all instruments and writes the music, while Telkw provides the vocals and lyrics. The dynamic duo tackles lofty subject matter, to say the least—uttered in English, Russian, Latin, Volapuk and Ancient Greek—involving the history of the world and the nature of mankind and civilization. More...

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Dreamshade Guitarist Talks New Album & Carl Sagan

Over the past hundred years, space has played a huge role in not only entertaining people, but fuelling wonder and a desire for knowledge. Though mankind has always been fascinated by the stars, the planets and what lies unknown in the vast black yonder, after Sputnik, our thirst to learn more intensified and men like Yuri Gagarin, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin fulfilled the dreams of our ancestors by leaving the very Earth itself. Space and astrophysics have continued to be popular subjects, thanks to the celebrity status of such scientists as Stephen Hawking, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Patrick Moore and Carl Sagan, who referred to Earth as "a pale blue dot."

Sagan's influence has spread not only across science and television, but to music too, with a Nightwish song named after him, as well as the touching Symphony Of Science electronic music project sampling many of his quotes. Now in 2021, his influence can be heard once more on the new Dreamshade album, appropriately named, "A Pale Blue Dot," which is set to be released on March 5th. Though originally Dreamshade attempted to sample the scientist as well, they instead took greater inspiration from his work to craft a vibrant album, filled with the same sense of experimentation and excitement that makes connects music with science.

To find out more about the album, including its breathtaking artwork, Sagan's influence and much more, I spoke with guitarist Fernando "Fella" Di Cicco and discovered a truly fascinating story behind the band's first full length album in five years. You can watch the interview in full below. More...

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Abbath Begins Recording New Album

Former Immortal frontman Abbath has confirmed that his eponymous band has begun recording what will be their third album, expected to be released later this year through Season Of Mist. A statement on the band's official Facebook reads as follows:

"In the beginning of February, we have entered Dub Studio in Kristiansand with producer Endre Kirkesola to record what will be the third Abbath album. The record is due later this year and promises to be everything you have learned to love about Abbath’s music and then some.
Expect to be blown away, this is some of the best material we've written so far - hard, heavy, catchy and huge. The best of all worlds.

"More details of the release will be posted soon, stay tuned for updates."

Abbath also recently confirmed that Nervosa bassist Mia Wallace has returned to the fold, following her departure last year. She is expected to perform on the new album.

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To the Grave Premiere New Song "(•REC)"

To the Grave premiere a new song entitled "(•REC)", taken from their upcoming new album "Epilogue". The record will be out in stores later this year via Unique Leader Records.

Check out now "(•REC)" below.


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Upon the Altar: Pre-Release Full-Album Streaming

Polish blackened death metal band Upon the Altar premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Absid ab Ordine Luminis", which will be out in stores February 19th via Putrid Cult.

Check out now "Absid ab Ordine Luminis" in its entirety below.

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Left To Vanish (Ex-A Life Once Lost) Debut Video

Killswitch Engage/Times Of Grace, etc. vocalist Jesse Leach guests on Left To Vanish‘s new advance track and music video “Healthy“ streaming for you below:

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Terror Universal Premiere New Music Video “Spines”

Terror Universal (Ill Niño, Soulfly, Upon A Burning Body, etc.) premiere a new music video for “Spines“. That track is taken from the group’s 2018 debut album, “Make Them Bleed“.

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Kissing Candice Premiere New NSFW Music Video

A new official NSFW music video for Kissing Candice‘s latest advance track titled “Raise Her” has premiered online streaming via YouTube for you below. The song is off the group’s upcoming record which they have in the works.

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