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Metal News for March 25, 2021

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9 news articles posted on this day.

Tortuga Signs With Napalm Records

Napalm Records is proud to announce the signing of psychedelic stoner and doom metal outfit Tortuga from Poland! After making a giant impact on the scene in 2017 with their self-titled EP, followed by their H.P. Lovecraft inspired album "Deities" (2020) that gathered hundreds of thousands of streams across all streaming platforms, Tortuga is ready to dive into the next chapter of their career!

Tortuga are currently working on new music, set for release via Napalm Records in 2022.

Tortuga about signing to Napalm Records:
"We weren’t very respectful towards the Lovecraftian Deities on our second LP, so they punished mankind with a pandemic and made it impossible for us to tour with our album. Gladly, they are merciful, and they gave us a second chance in the form of a pretty awesome collaboration with Napalm Records. We are already working on our third album and rest assured that this time we won't mock any deities. We learned our lesson." More...

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Skindred Debuts Previously Unreleased Song

Skindred have revealed a brand-new lyric video for the track "Struggle," which is previously unreleased and is featured on the upcoming re-release of "Roots Rock Riot," which will be out on April 23rd. You can pre-order the album here.

The very timely and poignant new song "Struggle" is an acoustic track, and although not the typical Skindred sound, showcases the band’s prowess as powerful songwriters.

Drummer Arya Goggin comments, "The song ‘Struggle’, to me at least conveys a message of hope when you're in the battle for love. We have all been there and sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. ‘Struggle’ is about keeping on with the fight as it will be worth it in the end.

"Life is sometimes a struggle and this year it has really highlighted that. To me it’s as important today as it was when we wrote it over 15 years ago. I’m so pleased it’s getting the chance to be heard and hopefully people will draw a positive message from it." More...

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Kataklysm Posts New Music Video Online

Canadian melodic death metal heavyweights Kataklysm unleashed their 14th full-length studio album, "Unconquered," on September 25, 2020, via Nuclear Blast Records. Today. marks the 6 month anniversary of the release which garnered the band a Juno nomination. With the world still in a state of chaos 6 months later, the message they would like to convey to fans is to Become "Defiant" via the music video directed by Scott Hansen / Digital Thunderdome.

Check out the music video for "Defiant" below.

Maurizio Iacono comments, "March 25th, marks six months since the release of what we call our quarantine album, Unconquered. There were many songs to pick from but after consulting with our label we both came to the conclusion and agreed that 'Defiant' was the song to pick for this video. The reason is that it's what we need to be at the moment as we face a chaotic and unstable world. It's an intense song that screams out strength in the face of the unknown. 'Defiant' was filmed by acclaimed director Scott Hansen in the Atlanta area and the storyline deals with a soldier dealing with PTSD after experiencing the horror of war. Unfortunately, due to Canada's strict COVID-19 travel rules, bassist Stephane Barbe couldn’t make it to the video shoot so we decided to still shoot some parts with myself and J-F so we could still have some sort of band presence in it. The song is dedicated to the ones who sacrificed everything in order for us to have the freedoms today that so many take for granted." More...

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Akhenaten Premiere New Single "Neferkapta's Tomb"

U.S.-based black/death metal band Akhenaten premiere a new single entitled "Neferkapta's Tomb", taken from their impending new album "The Emerald Tablets Of Thoth". The effort will be out in stores April 30th via Satanath Records (Russia) and Dark Terror Temple (Mexico).

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The Bronx Premiere New Song "White Shadow"

The Bronx return after four years with a new single named "White Shadow" taken from their impending new album "Bronx VI", due out on August 27, 2021.

Check out now "White Shadow" below.

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Lamb Of God Premiere New Music Video "Routes"

Lamb Of God premiere a new official music video for their new single “Routes” featuring Testament vocalist Chuck Billy and streaming via YouTube below. It is taken from their impending deluxe edition of the band’s 2020 self-titled full-length, which will be released on March 26th via Epic Records. That expanded version of the album will also include a second disc containing their full September 18, 2020 livestream performance "Live In Richmond, VA".

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Greenleaf Releases New Music Video

Sweden’s finest stoner rock outfit Greenleaf drops its new full-length, "Echoes From A Mass," this Friday, March 26 via Napalm Records! The successor to their 2018 epic, "Hear The Rivers," is more than ready to spread Greenleaf’s concentrated sludgy energy to all disciples of the genre.

After unveiling their album opener "Tides," followed by blistering second single, "Love Undone," the thrilling foursome now unveils their final harbinger and third offering, while presenting another spark of their multifaceted universe: "March On Higher Grounds" delivers a dusting of desert-vibes, merging with a truly catchy refrain, and is accompanied by an official music video that authentically presents Greenleaf in their studio surroundings, boiling with stoner rock’s finest ingredients. Their main influences are made of prog and psychedelic impact, adding a rousing vortex to the Swedes sonic offering. Heavy desert riffs, sprawling drum parts, catchy melodies and grooving rhythms make their new record an absolute eye-catcher.

Once again, Greenleaf prove that they dare to think outside the box and deliver a heavy roller comprised of Sebastian Olsson’s rumbling drumming performance, fuzzy guitars, Fröhlich’s haunting bass lines, Arvid Hällagård’s powerful yet ghoulish vocals and undeniable, heavy stoner, southern desert and blues vibes. Echoes From A Mass was recorded at Studio Gröndahl in October 2020 by former band member Karl Daniel Lidén, who also mixed and mastered the record at Tri-Lamb Studios. Lidén is recognized for his work with well-known acts such as Katatonia, Bloodbath, Lowrider and Crippled Black Phoenix, to name a few. More...

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Meshuggah Enters The Studio

Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers Meshuggah have entered Sweetspot Studios in Sweden to record their ninth studio album and follow-up to their highly acclaimed and Grammy Nominated album, "The Violent Sleep Of Reason."

The band comments, "Things are happening. As some of you figured out we have entered Sweetspot Studios and have begun recording a new album. ::Spoiler:: There will be distortion and kicks.

"Also, we have other news. We are releasing Per Nilsson back into the wild to roam free in any way he sees fit. It has been a true privilege and honor to share the stage with Per and even more importantly we have made a great friend through our travels. Per. We thank you. You are a formidable human being!!

"Check out all of Per's goodness at www.facebook.com/scarguitar | www.facebook.com/scarsymmetry

"So why are we releasing Per back into a more stable habitat you ask? The answer is simple. Fredrik will be back for lead work on the album as well as touring going forward. In other words. The band is back together. In full effect."

"Stay tuned for more information on the new album!" More...

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Hacktivist To Release New Album In June

UK grime-metal quintet Hacktivist have announced their eagerly anticipated new album, "Hyperdialect," due for release on 18th June 2021 via UNFD. The band have also released a video for their brand new single "Planet Zero."

Check out the video for "Planet Zero" below.

Co-vocalist J. Hurley comments: "Look at the state of the planet at the moment and people are still ignoring it. It doesn’t make sense. There are all these homeless people on the streets, but there’s all this land and enough food to go around for everyone.”

Co-vocalist Jot Maxi adds: "There are so many things wrong with the way humanity is. We’re self-destructive and everybody knows it. It’s in a lot of films, especially in science fiction. But that dark future is no longer fiction and it’s very clear that we’re on a downwards path. If I buy a bottle of something to drink, it’s going to be sold in plastic and I’m going to feel guilt about that. Take a look at any city around the world – there’s so much opulence and grandeur on show, but look closely enough and you’ll find people living on the streets, homeless. Where is this going? There are islands of plastic bottles in the sea now, but we only have this one planet. It’s mad. It’s all tilting downwards, and into the mouth's of the rich." More...

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