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Metal News for March 26, 2021

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11 news articles posted on this day.

Elvenking Shares New Music Video

In August 2019, Elvenking entered a new era with releasing the concept album "Reader Of The Runes - Divination." Today, the band adds another chapter to their book of epic stories, presenting their Elvenlegions the single, “The Moon And The Magic”. Check out the video below.

The band states: "'The Moon and Magic' is the link between Reader of the Runes – Divination and the next chapters of the story to come. The song was written with the rest of the Divination material and was recorded during the sessions of the album but we wanted to have a bridge-song to be released between the first and the second album. It has been the last song written for the album with this specific idea in mind. The mood of both the music and the lyrics is kind of “calm-before-the storm”, a scene that catches the silence before everything reaches its climax. Plunge yourself into the Moon and Magic and read the Lines that no one reads…" More...

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Pestilence Reveals New Album Details

A new album, on a new label armed with a whole new lineup and a new dynamic: no matter what, Pestilence - or more specifically their maestro Patrizio Mameli - is like the phoenix, rising from the ashes, over and over again.

The legendary progressive death metal band will release its ninth instalment, titled Exitivm, on June 25 worldwide via Agonia Records. An official website has been launched for Exitivm, providing access to all relevant information surrounding the new album, here.

Back in 1986, in the small town of Enschede in the Netherlands, nearby the German border, a true metal phenomenon was born. More than three decades later, not only is Pestilence alive and well, but about to once again reaffirm their place in the extreme metal pantheon, with their ninth studio album entitled Exitivm, which is Latin for "total destruction".

As controversial as he can be to some, nobody will ever deny the band’s undisputable driving force, Patrizio Mameli, and his constant ability to reinvent himself. Unlike most of the bands in the scene, Pestilence just keeps evolving. From the raging thrash leanings of their cult 1988 debut Malleus Maleficarum to the jazz-infused versatility of 1993’s Spheres or 2009’s Resurrection Macabre frontal assault, not to mention the fans’ favorite and Scott Burns-produced Testimony Of The Ancients from 1991, he never did the same record twice. No matter who playes with him on any Pestilence album, Mameli always gets the best out of the musicians he is working with. But first and foremost, the man has a one-of-a-kind vision, instantly recognizable style and yet always stretching musical boundaries. And it’s never more true than on Exitivm.

After a vast reissue campaign in between 2015 and 2018 and an acclaimed new album Hadeon, the band got seemingly stopped in their mission to conquer the death metal scene in early 2020, like everybody else, by the global pandemic, going as far as forcing some of the band’s Hadeon line-up members to drop the towel. But what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger and instead of letting that whole situation drag him down, Mameli chose to do the exact opposite and write the best and darkest album possible to date. And he just did that. With its ambitious lyrical concept about "global domination", "induced mental illness", "inner and outer demons" and malicious external entities, Exitivm is propelling the band one again to the forefront of the death metal movement with yet another original and brilliant artistic overhaul. More...

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Witherfall Posts New Music Video Online

Witherfall has released a video for "The Unyielding Grip Of Each Passing Day", from their new album, Curse Of Autumn. The clip, which can be seen below, showcases the stellar technical qualities of the individual members of the band - in particular drummer Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats, Necrophagist, Jordan Rudess, Kreator) and bassist Anthony Crawford (Chon, Alan Holdsworth, Virgil Donati).

Witherfall talk about the song and video: "Witherfall approaches writing music more like a classical composer would than a common modern metal band. Sometimes the ideas for a composition span more than the logical breadth of one song. A good example is the three song 'Curse Of Autumn' suite. This piece contains within it the songs: 'Curse Of Autumn', 'The Unyielding Grip Of Each Passing Day' and 'The Other Side Of Fear'. If you listen to those songs in sequence you will understand how they were written together. The video features an instrumental play through featuring the monster rhythm section of Marco Minnemann and Anthony Crawford, filmed by Bradley Cooper at Doghouse Studios." More...

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Pure Premiere New Track "Into Darkness"

Switzerland's black metal unit Pure premiere a new track called "Into Darkness", taken from their upcoming new album "Seeds Of Despair". The record which hit stores on April 30th via Satanath Records (Russia) and Obscure Abhorrence Productions (Germany).

Check out now "Into Darkness" below.


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Ghastly Premiere New Track "Parasites"

Finnish death metal band Ghastly premiere a new track named "Parasites", taken from their forthcoming new album "Mercurial Passages". The record will be out in stores May 28th, 2021 via 20 Buck Spin and was recorded and mixed at Parasite Dune Studios by Ghastly multi-instrumentalist Ian J. D’Waters, mastered at Redmount Studios by Magnus Lindberg (Cult of Luna).

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Body Void Premiere New Song "Fawn"

Doom metal band Body Void premiere a new song entitled "Fawn", taken from their upcoming new album "Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth", which will be out in stores April 23 through Prosthetic Records.

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Fucker Premiere "Bastard Liar"

Russian heavy metal/hardcore punk band Fucker premiere "Bastard Liar", taken from their impending new compilation album "Dichlofos". The record will be released by Satanath Records' label-partner Grimm Distribution (Ukraine) on April 9th, 2021.

Check out now "Bastard Liar" below.

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Endseeker Premiere New Single & Lyric Video

Endseeker‘s new track “Count The Dead” has premiered online streaming with a lyric video via YouTube below. Their new full-length “Mount Carcass” will arrive in stores on April 16th through Metal Blade Records.

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Gojira Premiere New Track & Music Video “Amazonia”

Gojira premiered their new single and music video “Amazonia” from their seventh studio full-length “Fortitude“. Charles De Meyer directed the clip for the track, the proceeds from which will go towards The Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil. The group‘s impending new album will hit stores on April 30th.

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Crobot Premiere New Track - Anthrax’s Bello Guests

Crobot joined forces with Anthrax’s bassist/vocalist Frank Bello on their new advance track “Mountain“ off the group’s new EP “Rat Child“, due out June 18th via Mascot Label Group. The outing will feature also guest contibutions from Howard Jones (Light The Torch/ex-Killswitch Engage) and Steel Panther‘s Stix Zadania.

Anew video for the single will premiere as well in a few hours (as off press time) below: More...

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Tomahawk (Faith No More, Etc.) Premiere New Video

Tomahawk - the supergroup featuring Faith No More singer Mike Patton, The Jesus Lizard guitarist Duane Denison, former Helmet drummer John Stainer and Mr. Bungle, etc. bassist Trevor Dunn - premiere a new Diego Cumplido directed music video for "Predators And Scavengers". The track is taken from the group’s new outing “Tonic Immobility“ out in stores today.

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