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Metal News for March 31, 2021

Last updated on August 5, 2021 at 3:18 AM ET

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12 news articles posted on this day.

Hammer King Uploads New Lyric Video

In the spirit of old school power metal, Germany’s up-and-comers Hammer King have gathered to release their first single, "Hammerschlag," and set ablaze on their new album, Hammer King, out June 11 via Napalm Records!

Kicking off with a tight, punishing drum groove and heavy guitars, the album’s first single, "Hammerschlag," gets your blood pumping right from the first second! Combining a catchy power metal singalong hook, guest vocals by Gerre from Tankard, Isaac from Epica and the almighty Crusader (Warkings), and topped off with dizzying guitar solos – Hammer King knows how to get your head banging! More...

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Vulture To Release New Album In May

On May 21st, Vulture will release their new album, Dealin' Death, via Metal Blade Records. For a first preview of the record, a video for the new single, "Malicious Souls" (filmed and edited by Adrian Guzce), can be viewed below or at: www.metalblade.com/vulture - where Dealin' Death can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

- jewelcase-CD
- ltd. digipak-CD (incl. sticker)
- 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
- slate grey marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 500 copies)
- blood red / black marbled deluxe edition vinyl w/ flag, tape, and sticker (EU exclusive - limited to 300 copies)
- leaf green marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
- black w/ red splash vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
- dark teal marbled vinyl (US exclusive)

When it comes to contemporary thrash, there are few bands that can stand toe-to-toe with Germany's Vulture. Establishing their status with 2016's Victim To The Blade EP and 2017's The Guillotine, then cementing their reputation with 2019's Ghastly Waves And Battered Graves, they now return with the mighty Dealin' Death, one of the most ruthless records the genre has seen. "Take all our key elements - fierce riffing, halftone-shifts, aggressive vocals, huge toms, changing dynamics, horror-synths and classical twin guitar harmonies and cast it in a mould, then you have 'Dealin' Death'," says guitarist Stefan Castevet. "The result sounds a little 'back to the EP-ish' to my ears, yet it contains new approaches that we've never included in our sound so far, like choirs with harmonies." More...

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Frozen Soul Releases NSFW Music Video

Frozen Soul live up to their name as the sound of death metal at its most cold and classic. Their new album "Crypt Of Ice" is out now via Century Media.

The band have premiered the NSFW video for album track, "Arctic Stranglehold". Watch below.

"'Arctic Stranglehold' is our favorite song off of 'Crypt Of Ice,'" the band says. "We started out doing just a visual, non-performance video for it, but in the end, we thought that it deserved a lot more to really show the song. We went back to the drawing board with Tanner McCardle and our good friend Dave Gonzalez with Metal Dave Media and decided to shoot some DIY scenes ourselves to add into what Tanner had already done! All the performance scenes and death scenes were shot in our jam space, then Tanner filmed some additional footage to add to that."

The band finishes, "After we got all of the new additions finished, Tanner reworked the original visuals that he filmed and edited it together with all the new footage. 'Arctic Stranglehold' came to life, or death!! We put a lot of hard work into this video and are stoked for everyone to see it! COLD SCHOOL DEATH METAL FOREVER."

Frozen Soul frontman Chad Green recently spoke with Metal Underground in a video interview, which can also be seen below. More...

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Powerwolf Reveals New Album Details

With the undeniable impact of their internationally successful releases, Powerwolf have truly proven that heavy metal is alive and well, and that they occupy the throne of the genre unchallenged!

In 2021, the high priests of heavy metal will continue their inimitable success story: Following last year's Best Of album (Best Of The Blessed - GER #2), the Gold and Platinum band now announce their upcoming studio album, "Call Of The Wild," which will be released on July 9, 2021 via Napalm Records.

More details on the new album will follow soon.

Fans can not only expect brand new heavy metal anthems to be played and chanted along by thousands, but also the biggest and most epic production Powerwolf has brought to the stage thus far, once again cementing their status as one of the most intense live bands. More...

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Pure Premiere Full-Album Stream Of Brand New Album

Switzerland's black metal unit Pure premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new album "Seeds Of Despair". The record arrived in stores on April 30th via Satanath Records (Russia) and Obscure Abhorrence Productions (Germany).

Check out now "Seeds Of Despair" in its entirety below.

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Gosudar Premiere New Track

Russian death metal trio Gosudar premiere a new track named "Awakening of the Realm". The song is taken from their forthcoming new album "Morbid Despotic Ritual", which will be out in stores May 28th via Rotted Life Records.

Check out now "Awakening of the Realm" below.

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Scordatura Premiere New Music Video

Scotland’s death metal outfit Scordatura premiere a new music video for "Nothing But Dust", taken from their latest album "Mass Failure". The clip was shot in Glasgow, Scotland by Obscenery Films.

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Nekkrofukk Premiere Full-Album Stream Of New Album

Polish black metal act Nekkrofukk premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new album "Mysterious Rituals in the Abyss of Sabbath & Eternal Celebration of the Blakk Goat", which was released March 30th on Poland-based indie label Putrid Cult.

Check out now "Mysterious Rituals in the Abyss of Sabbath & Eternal Celebration of the Blakk Goat" in its entirety below.


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Zao Premiere New Single & Lyric Video

Zao‘s new single and lyric video “The Final Ghost” has premiered online streaming via YouTube below. The track is taken from the group’s impending new outing “The Crimson Corridor“, due out in stores April 09th.

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The Drowned God Premiere New Music Video

The Drowned God premiere their new music video for their latest single “Gnashing Of Teeth“ streaming via YouTube for you below. The clip was directed by Chariot Of Black Moth. The song is off the band’s new outing “Pale Home“, which was released this past Friday, March 26th, by Solid State Records.

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The Absence Premiere New Music Video

The Absence premiere a new official music video for “Choirs Of Sickness”, taken from their upcoming new effort “Coffinized“, due out June 25th via M-Theory Audio.

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Atreyu Premiere New Music Video For "Underrated"

Atreyu premiere their new music video for the latest single, “Underrated“. That song is taken from the band's impending eighth studio release called “Baptize“, due out June 04th. That record will mark Atreyu’s first without singer Alex Varkatzas.

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