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Metal News for March 5, 2021

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

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11 news articles posted on this day.

Cvlt Of The Svn Reveals New Album Details

Finally, there‘s a cvlt worth joining! As it often seems modern rock music has lost its sense of palpable danger and mystique, Finnish occult murder pop innovators Cvlt Of The Svn mark its return in full force with their grim, addictive first full length, "We Are The Dragon!" Slated for release on May 7, 2021 via Napalm Records, Cvlt Of The Svn's debut embodies a reverberating sense of eeriness, danger and fear, enriched with a pinch of gothic romanticism and pitch-black seduction.

With the unveiling of previously-released goth-boppers like "Twilight," "The Pit," "Whore Of Babylon" and "Luna In The Sky Forever," Cvlt Of The Svn have already proven how to successfully merge seething heaviness and sweet pop melodies. Now, the mysterious visionary behind the cvlt, who actually started out as a black metal drummer, finally sets free his casket full of morbid horror theatrics. Inspired by movies like The Exorcist and the all devouring darkness itself, he also draws inspiration not only from the heavy rock genre and greats like Type O Negative and Turbonegro, but the nostalgic influences of mainstream artists like Roxette as well.

Today, Cvlt Of The Svn have shared the new single "My Venom," a track that will send shivers down your spine! First evoking an eerie horror atmosphere in the verse, the mystical vocal performance of the project‘s mysterious frontman leads into a sweet and seductive refrain shortly after. Join the cvlt and watch the brand new clip below. More...

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Surma Explains "The Light Within" Song Meanings

Czech symphonic power metal band Surma has uploaded a new video online, wherein vocalist Viktorie Surmova explains the meanings and inspirations behind the songs on their debut album, "The Light Within." You can check it out below. The album was released last November through Metal Blade Records, with the band also featuring Tyr's Heri Joensen. Viktorie Surmova spoke to Metal Underground about the debut album around this time, which can also be seen below. More...

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Helloween Teases New Single

The sensation was perfect – Helloween, who has sold more than 10 million records worldwide, being one of the most respected German metal bands since 1984, announced their Pumpkins United World Tour in 2016. The media was raving about the tour of the year, playing 69 shows in 32 countries all over the world. More than one million fans on three continents were ecstatic because it was not only a reunion of the original band, it was the summit of seven ultimate Helloween heroes: Andi Deris, Michael Kiske, Michael Weikath, Kai Hansen, Markus Grosskopf, Sascha Gerstner & Dani Löble. Or to put it simply, it was a dream come true for fans around the world. The band received five times more spectators and all of them had only one wish: Please stay together!

Following the excitement, one of the biggest magazines in this genre, Burrn! (Japan), honored the band with four unbelievable cover stories, followed by the thunderstorm of the century within the social media universe, a celebrated Pumpkins United single and the quenchless hunger for more – much more! And yes, the musicians tasted blood and it was clear, there was no way back – the future of Helloween will be written in unity. It marked the beginning of a new era and the re-birth of a metal legend with exceptional artists. Their first new album will be released in summer 2021. Look out, because on April 2nd, 2021 the spectacular single "Skyfall" will be released!

"Skyfall" will be available on CD, digitally and in two different vinyl versions.

Single 1: Vinyl, CD, digital:
"Skyfall" (single edit) + "Skyfall" (exclusive alternative vocals mix). Both are exclusive single versions and will not be on the album. Around 20 minutes playing time.

Single 2: Vinyl only
"Skyfall" (single edit) + "Indestructible" (exclusive album track). This is a strictly limited version of the new single with one exclusive album track. More...

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Wolfheart Revisits The Winter War

Over the past decade, we've seen the rise of many bands. From new big names to cult favourites, everyone has discovered someone new to love in this time. One such band that has has a growing presence in the world of metal music is Wolfheart, which began as a solo project by Tuomas Saukkonen, formerly the frontman of Before The Dawn. Since 2013, Wolfheart has gone from strength to strength, releasing four full length albums and performing at such festivals as Wacken Open Air, Hellfest and 70000 Tons Of Metal.

Today sees another new release from Wolfheart, in the form of the EP, "Skull Soldiers." The four song record continues on from where their latest album, "Wolves Of Karelia," left off, focusing on the Winter War between Finland and Russia which began in 1939 and saw the small nation hold off the Soviet Union. To find out more about the EP, the album and the historical events that inspired the music, I was lucky enough to speak with Tuomas Saukkonen himself. You can check out the interview in full below. More...

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Moonspell: Bringing Halloween Home

In the age where livestream shows are becoming the closest thing we have to going to gigs again, the audience has an idea of what to expect. Normally, viewers think that they'll be tuning into a glorified rehearsal, where the band sound tight, but with no one around to cheer. While this does give a more intimate atmosphere (who wouldn't want to hang out with their favourite bands while they run through tracks?) there are plenty of fans who miss the spectacle of a live performance. If ever there was a band that wasn't going to half ass their livestream though, it was Moonspell.

Originally meaning to take place on Halloween night, the Portuguese metal ambassadors were forced to move their show back by a few days, though naturally, it proved to be worth the wait. Those who logged in were treated to a vast selection of songs from the extensive Moonspell catalogue, from their debut "Wolfheart" to their sophomore classic "Irreligious," to the epic concept album, "1755." Appropriately enough for the beginning of the show, it was "Vampira" and "Wolfshade (A Werewolf Masquerade)" which kicked things off. It's been twenty six years since "Wolfheart" hit the shelves but these songs definitely haven't lost their bite or their spirit and sound as fresh as ever, something which can be said of any of the classics and gems brought out on the night. More...

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Fucker Premiere "Bayou Of Blood"

Russian heavy metal/hardcore punk band Fucker have teamed up with Metalundergound.com to exclusively premiere "Bayou Of Blood", 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 "Bayou Of Blood" below.

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The Amenta Premiere New Music Video

Australian death metal band The Amenta premiere a new track and music video named "Psoriastasis", taken from their new album "Revelator". The record was released on February 19th through Debemur Morti Productions.

Check out now "Psoriastasis" below.

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Wolf King Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Wolf King premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "The Path of Wrath", which will be out in stores later today via Prosthetic Records.

Check out now "The Path of Wrath" in its entirety below.

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Orecus Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Swedish death metal band Orecus premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "The Obliterationist", which will be out in stores March 12th through Violent Groove. The record also features vocal guest appearances by Chad Kapper (Frontierer) and Fredrik Söderberg (Soreption).

Check out now "The Obliterationist" in its entirety below.

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See: Metallica Play Live On "The Late Show"

Metallica celebrated this week's 35th anniversary of their 1986 album “Master Of Puppets” with a live performance of its opening track “Battery“, aired on ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert‘.

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Zao Premiere New Single "Croatoan"

Zao premiere their new advance track “Croatoan“ off their impending twelfth studio full-length, “The Crimson Corridor“. That album will be out April 09th via Bandcamp and Holy Mountain Printing.

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