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Metal News for February 20, 2022

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8 news articles posted on this day.

Crusade Of Bards Posts New Music Video Online

Symphonic pirate metal Crusade Of Bards are excited to share their treasure chest of epic tales with the release of their sophomore album "Tales of The Seven Seas" via Rockshots Records, out now as of Feb 18th. The album follows their 2019 debut record "Tales Of Bards & Beasts," which was released via Pride & Joy Records.

With an emotional and energetic live-action production for all kinds of audiences from power to folk, from gothic to pagan, the band has been making a name for themselves with touring and festival performances in Germany, Switzerland, France, and their home country of Spain.

Today, in celebration of their new record, the band is offering their latest music video for their track "Vento Aureo". The song is about the rise of the Marine Republic of Venice. From the era of the Doges to the expeditions to the far east, from the expansion of the trade to the construction of the most unique city in the world. The Italian words in the chorus are the actual lyrics of the hymn of Venice.

The band adds:

“The choice of 'Vento Aureo' as one of our singles and for a video clip was pretty simple. This is the song that better defines what Crusade of Bards has grown to be. You get the pure angelical vocals, the deep growls, the big extravaganza of the orchestra, the catchy chorus, and the raise-your-fists moment. The grandeur of Venice and its ability to expand in a time of wars and political fights with class and diplomacy is also a great reflection of the spirit of the band and how we embark on our journey not comparing to others, but rather trying to be our best version possible without boundaries, without limits." More...

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Body Count Announces New Album Title

Legendary rapper Ice-T has announced that Body Count, the equally regarded crossover thrash metal band he fronts, has finished their first day of writing and recording new material for their upcoming eighth album. An update from Ice-T reads as follows:

"I’m proud to say we just finished the FIRST day of writing, recording and track selection for the New BC Album ‘MERCILESS’ Only one goal… It’s gotta be HARDER than the last…. It already is."

This will be Body Count's first album since 2020's "Carnivore" and is once again set to be released through Century Media Records. More information will be revealed as it becomes available.

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InVisions Break The "Deadlock" With New Album

Metalcore was undeniably most popular in the mid 2000s through to the early part of the next decade, but despite what some metal "purists" will insist, the love of breakdowns and the screaming/clean singing combination never went away. Now in the 2020s, we're seeing the rise of younger bands who were influenced by their forebears, many of whom with fresh ideas. This leads us nicely to York's own, InVisions.

InVisions were formed in 2016 and only a year later, released their debut full length, "Never Nothing." Not too long afterwards, the group followed their first outing with their sophomore effort, "Between You And Me" and now, in 2022, after a three year wait, InVisions are once more breaking through to the frontlines of modern British metal bands with their latest offering, "Deadlock." To find out more about the record, the band themselves and where they see their style of music in the current climate of metal, I spoke with guitarist Lucas Gabb and vocalist Ben Ville, who provided a huge insight into the story and emotion behind this album. You can watch it in full below.

Diamond Oz: First of all, congratulations on your new album, "Deadlock." What can you tell me about the title of this album?

Lucas Gabb: It's the first time we've used a title track, which is quite special I guess. We've been stuck in a lockdown for the best part of two years and the biggest part of our identity, which is playing in a band, was taken away and it kind of feels like you're stuck and going nowhere. The title for the track and the record didn't come until after the song was completed. I think we had most of the album completed and we were trying to name that track and so we kind of looked through the lyrics of the album and noticed that a lot of the stuff was a re-occurring factor, it was like hitting that ceiling and so once the idea of "Deadlock" came round as the song name, it just encompassed everything on the album; self doubt, trying to figure out your own worth and where you fit into the world outside of just being a musician. I think it's definitely a cool thing for us. It's captured how we were all feeling inside the last two years and put it in this box and it means we've been able to kind of let it all go and hopefully move forward.

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Azaab Premiere New Song "The Infernal Citadel"

Islamabad, Pakistan-based death metal outfit Azaab have teamed up with Metalundergound.com to exclusively premiere their new song "The Infernal Citadel", taken from their impending new album "Summoning The Cataclysm", which will be co-released by Satanath Records and Maxima Music Pro on April 15th, 2022. Phil Tougas (First Fragment) contributes a guest solo on this particular track.

The album features additional guest appearances by Bobby Koelble (ex-Death), Nick Mkhl (Brutal Sphere), Aissam El Hassani (Vile Utopia).


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Crater Lake Premiere Debut Single & Lyric Video

Houston, Texas-based technical death metal outfit Crater Lake premiere their new single and lyric video “Leech Feeding”, taken from the band's forthcoming EP "Barbarity of Creation", due out in stores April 1, 2022.

Check out now "Leech Feeding" streaming via YouTube for you below.

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Lament Cityscape Premiere New Song "Another Arc"

Lament Cityscape premiere a new song entitled “Another Arc”. The song is taken from the band's impending new album "A Darker Discharge", due out on April 29th (vinyl on May 27th) via Lifeforce Records.

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Credic Premiere New Song "Tides Disharmonized"

German melodic death metal band Credic premiere a new song and lyric video called “Tides Disharmonized”. The song is the opening track of an album named "Vermillion Oceans", to be released on April 22nd through Black Lion Records.

Check out now "Tides Disharmonized" streaming via YouTube for you below.

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Suppression Premiere "Monochromatic Chambers"

Chile's progressive death thrash outfit Suppression premiere a new song entitled “Monochromatic Chambers”, taken from their upcoming debut album "The Sorrow of Soul through Flesh". Unspeakable Axe Records will release the outing on CD and digital formats on April 25th, a vinyl edition will arrive later this year via Dark Descent Records.

Check out now "Monochromatic Chambers" streaming via YouTube for you below.

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