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Metal News for March 30, 2021

Last updated on August 3, 2021 at 3:47 AM ET

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11 news articles posted on this day.

Nicolas Cage Fighter Signs With Blacklight Media

Blacklight Media / Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome Nicolas Cage Fighter to its worldwide roster!

Nicolas Cage Fighter comments: "We couldn't be more honoured to be on the same label as so many of our idols, and be on the roster of the most influential and biggest metal label in the world. We are so thrilled to be part of the Metal Blade / Blacklight family alongside the best rising bands in heavy music.

"A massive thank you to Metal Blade and Blacklight Media for believing in us and giving us this opportunity. Thank you to our team, friends, listeners, sound guys and venues who support heavy music, and the bands we've shared stages with.

"We would like to add that Nicolas Cage Fighter is well into production for our debut album, which will be released on Metal Blade & Blacklight Media. We know for sure we will definitely please our audience and critics upon its release, stay tuned!" More...

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Mork Discusses New Album "Katedralen"

It's a strange thing when it comes to black metal. While there's technically nothing stopping a person from recording a power, thrash or death metal album on their own, it seems that only black metal takes this idea and runs with it. Such bands as Taake, Nortt and Nattefrost (as well as some other guy who had something to do with Mayhem,) have become notable names in the sub-genre and in the past decade, another artist has emerged named Thomas Eriksen, whose project Mork has made him an ever growing name in black metal.

This year, Mork unleashed the fifth full length album, "Katedralen," which has already earned plaudits from fans and critics alike. To find out more about this opus, I spoke with Eriksen himself and discovered more behind the record, how Mork has come through the pandemic unscathed and much more.

Diamond Oz: Congratulations on the new album, "Katedralen." So far the album seems to be garnering some very positive reviews. What would you say makes it different than "Det Svarte Juv"?

Mork: Thanks. Yes, so it seems. That’s of course well and good and even more people will get infected, hopefully. It differs as it’s a natural progression onwards. Every album has been looser and looser, creative wise. The “rules” goes out the window a bit more for each album. I follow my feelings and intuition.

Oz: Could you explain the meaning behind the album title?

Mork: Not really, since the listener should take his or her own journey and take in it. The title is based on a old idea that I sort of dusted off and brought back. Not a concept album but I feel the tracks flows good throughout it all. The good old cliches, misanthropy, darkness, desolation, pain, anger and frustration endures.

Oz: You've once again used artist David Thiérrée for the front cover art. How well do you think the music is represented in the cover and what is it about his art that you feel is right for Mork?

Mork: The two times we’ve worked together it’s been perfect, in my mind. Some have pointed out that his works done for me seems a bit different from other things he’s done. That great. And it tells you what an talent he is as an artist. I tell him what I am after and he reaches down/in and pulls out these great visuals for my audible art.

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Dordeduh Releases New Lyric Video

Dordeduh has released a beautiful lyric video for the track "Descânt" ("Disenchantment") as the second single taken from their sensational forthcoming album "Har" ("Gifted"), which has been scheduled for release on May 14, 2021.

"Descânt" demonstrates the impressive stylistic range that Dordeduh have achieved on "Har". Captivating yet powerful, dark but irresistible, this track is a revelation. The lyric video comes with English subtitles that make the band's complex, multi-layered Romanian poetry accessible to the world. You can check it out below.

The album is available to pre-order here More...

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The Troops Of Doom Posts New Music Video Online

Brazilian death metal unit, The Troops Of Doom, have released a video for "Whispering Dead Words", the opening track of the band's The Rise Of Heresy EP, released last October via Nuclear Blast's digital subsidiary, Blood Blast Distribution. Watch the clip below.

The Troops Of Doom features guitarist Jairo "Tormentor" Guedz, a current member of The Mist as well as a former member of Sepultura's original lineup, playing author and co-author to the band's classic albums Bestial Devastation and Morbid Visions. He also collaborated on some of the compositions that appear on Schizophrenia. Joining Guedz is bassist/vocalist Alex Kafer (Enterro, Explicit Hate, Necromancer), drummer Alexandre Oliveira (Southern Blacklist, Raising Conviction), and guitarist Marcelo Vasco (Patria, Mysteriis, acclaimed graphic artist for the legendary likes of Slayer, Kreator, Machine Head, Soulfly, and Hatebreed). The Troops Of Doom's goal is to revisit the essence of '80s style death metal, exploring a more primitive sound that takes listeners back to that era, while remaining fresh and genuine.

The Rise Of Heresy, which features four original songs and two cover versions of Sepultura classics, "Bestial Devastation" and "Troops Of Doom," was mastered by Øystein G. Brun (Borknagar) at Crosound Studio in Norway. More...

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Blacklab Uploads Full Live Set

Japanese doom metal duo Blacklab has uploaded their full performance from a show in Osaka at the Hokage music bar. You can check it out below. Blacklab's most recent album, "Abyss," was released through New Heavy Sounds in May of last year and can be purchased via the band's BandCamp, along with the audio version of the Hokage live set. An interview with the band conducted by Metal Underground can also be read here. More...

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Effigy of Flesh Premiere New Song & Music Video

Atlanta, Georgia slam outfit Effigy of Flesh premiere a new song and music video "Scummy Two Shoes", streaming via YouTube for you below.

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Bodom After Midnight Premiere New Music Video

Bodom After Midnight (Ex-Children Of Bodom) are about to premiere a new music video in a few hours (as of press time) for "Paint The Sky With Blood". The track is taken from their upcoming new three-song EP of the same name, that will be out in stores April 23rd via Napalm Records.

The recording lineup feature late ex-Children Of Bodom frontman/guitarist Alexi Laiho (April 08, 1979 - Dezember 29, 2020) and guitarist Daniel Freyburg, ex-Santa Cruz bassist Mitja Toivonen and Paradise Lost drummer Waltteri Väyrynen.

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Somnuri Premiere "Beyond Your Last Breath"

Somnuri premiere a new song and music video "Beyond Your Last Breath", taken from their upcoming new album "Nefarious Wave", which will be out in stores June 4 via Blues Funeral Recording.

Check out now "Beyond Your Last Breath" below.

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Empty Throne (ex-Possessed, Etc) Premiere New Song

Blackened death metal quartet Empty Throne (ex-Possessed, ex-Abbath, The Kennedy Veil, Decrepit Birth, Angerot) premiere a new track called "And All Shall Know His Name", taken from their upcoming three-song EP "Glossolalia", which will be out in stores May 7 via Wise Blood Records.

Check out now "And All Shall Know His Name" below.

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Scaffold Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Serbian death/thrash metal band Scaffold premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Codex Gigas", which will be out in stores March 31st via Satanath Records and The Ritual Productions.

Check out now "Codex Gigas" in its entirety below.

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Act Of Denial (Testament, Etc.) Premiere New Track

Melodic death metal supergroup Act Of Denial (Soilwork, Testament, Benighted, Septicflesh, Etc.) premiere their new single titled “Slave", taken from their debut album “Negative” which will see a release later this year via Crusader Records.

Comments singer Bjorn “Speed” Strid (Soilwork, etc.) of this new song: More...

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