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Metal News for March 18, 2021

Last updated on August 5, 2021 at 3:25 AM ET

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7 news articles posted on this day.

Evile Posts New Music Video Online

April 30, 2021 will see British thrash titans Evile release their brand new studio album, entitled "Hell Unleashed," via Napalm Records – the band‘s first album in eight long years! Since their formation in 2004, Evile have been turning heads and taking names, delivering four pure thrash offerings blended with an uncompromising death metal assault. Hell Unleashed, the long-awaited successor to their 2013 release "Skull," will make no exception – but this time, the album features a new exciting line-up formation of Ol Drake on vocals/guitars and new member Adam Smith of RipTide as rhythm guitarist.

Following the recent release of the blistering album title track from "Hell Unleashed," today, the band has released their second single – the sharp and hard-hitting new track "Gore!" With these raging riffs full of anger, Evile reach another dimension of pure evil, featuring the impressive backing vocals of American actor, comedian and musician Brian Posehn! Watch the new video clip for "Gore" in a worldwide premiere below.

Evile vocalist/guitarist Ol Drake comments:

"Here it is! The second new Evile single from the upcoming album 'Hell Unleashed.' This is a song about a topic that no other metal band has ever covered before; a serial killer. This song harkens back more to the first Evile album; it could easily be a track from our beginnings. It's heavy, it's fast, it has some great changes, and it will punch you in the face sonically. The overall message of this song/video is that these horrible individuals are hidden in plain sight. They could be our friends, family, or colleagues.

"We're also excited to welcome back the extremely hilarious and extremely metal comedian Brian Posehn. He was kind enough to provide us with some backing vocals in the chorus. Luckily, we only needed the one-word shouting, so we got a great collection of Posehn 'Gores' to sift through. Thank you, Brian!

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Artillery Reveals New Album Details

In the mid-1980s, Denmark's Artillery established themselves as being at the cutting edge of the thrash movement, and nearly forty years later, they continue to destroy. Returning with their tenth - and aptly titled - full-length "X," they prove once again that they have not missed a step, delivering a record that's ruthlessly heavy, catchy and pure molten metal. "We wanted to have the typical Artillery trademarks, like the riffs and hook lines in the usual combination together with aggression and melody. We always try to combine melodic thrash metal with elements from the heavy sounds of the 70s and the 80s, and this time with new elements in some of the songs," says guitarist Michael Stützer. "We don't have to push ourselves hard when we're writing a record because we love what we're doing."

Sadly, guitarist - and Stützer's brother - Morten Stützer passed in 2019, which understandably affected the band. Having played a big part in shaping Artillery's songs and appearing on every album up to 2018's riveting "The Face Of Fear," his loss is a real blow. "It was tough, even if he did not play live with us since 2016, he was always supporting us. Morten was a unique musician and writer and a very humorous guy, and following his death was the first time ever I thought about stopping playing music. But, he always said that I had to go on with Artillery and continue playing if he was not there anymore. He will be missed so much." Admitting it was very strange entering into the writing process without him, the brothers typically playing off each other a lot, they still managed to pull things together, helped by the contributions of new guitarist Kræn Meier, who has been playing live with the band since 2017.

"X" was tracked in Medley Studio in Copenhagen, Denmark with producer Søren Andersen, who the band have worked with on every record since 2009's "When Death Comes." As well as his production work, Andersen contributed some keyboards to "The Ghost Of Me", also adding some effects to a few other songs, and the band recruited their drivers/merch men to contribute some backing vocals on four tracks. With the record in the can, the band are able to start to look toward what is next, hoping the Coronavirus pandemic passes soon so that they can get back on the road, but now is also a good time for reflecting on what they have achieved at this point in their lengthy career. "It feels great and awesome to have been going for nearly forty years. I'm so glad, and I am so lucky that I can do what I love the most, making albums and touring for our awesome fans. If anyone had told me forty years ago that I would have made ten albums and played in over sixty different countries, I wouldn't have believed it."

The album will be released through Metal Blade Records on May 7th.

"X" track-listing:
1. The Devils Symphony
2. In Thrash We Trust
3. Turn up the Rage
4. Silver Cross
5. In Your Mind
6. The Ghost of Me
7. Force of Indifference
8. Varg I Veum
9. Mors Ontologica
10. Eternal Night
11. Beggars in Black Suits More...

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Archemoron Premiere New Song "The Unhallowed"

Archemoron have teamed up with Metalundergound.com to exclusively premiere their new song "The Unhallowed", taken from their impending new album "Flagellum I", which will be co-released by Satanath Records (Russia) and Pluton's Rising Productions (Poland) on April 21st.

Check out now "The Unhallowed" below.

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Hammer of Dawn (Aborted, Etc.) Premiere New Song

Hammer of Dawn (Aborted, Hideous Divinity, Krosis etc.) premiere a new song titled "Fleshless", taken from their upcoming new album "Ketor", which will be out in stores May 28 via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Fleshless" below.

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Feculent Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Brisbane-based band Feculent premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new six-track EP "The Grotesque Arena", which will be out in stores this Friday, March 19th via Brilliant Emperor Records.

Check out now "The Grotesque Arena" in its entirety below.

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Born Of Osiris Premiere New Official Music Video

Born Of Osiris premiere their new advance track and music video “White Nile” streaming via YouTube for you below. The band have a new studio full length completed with release details still pending.

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Zao Premiere New Single "The Ship Of Theseus"

Zao premiere “The Ship Of Theseus” as the second advance track from their impending new album “The Crimson Corridor“, due out on April 09th.

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