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Metal News for March 9, 2020

Last updated on September 27, 2021 at 3:08 AM ET

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8 news articles posted on this day.

Thunderstick To Release Limited Edition Live Album

By way of marking forty years since the emergence of the infamous masked drummer ‘Thunderstick’, who became the iconic figure for the then burgeoning New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement, his eponymously-named band are ready to release their first ever official live album. The limited-edition CD will be released by Roulette Records on 20th March.

Thunderstick’s alter ego and creator Barry Graham Purkis announces: "I am so happy to announce that after 40 years of ‘Thunderstick’ a live album will be released this month to celebrate. Comprising of both Thunderstick and Samson material with the odd cover thrown in for good measure, there has never been any official recordings of the band in concert before so for us this is pretty damn special!"

Lead singer Raven Blackwing adds: "I am really excited about the upcoming release of our live album ‘Something Wicked This Way Came’ Thunderstick live in France. The whole gig was a blast from start to finish with so many new friends made, a beautiful way for me to cherish that memory of that performance. It’s my first album with the band and I’m really hoping that people listening to it will pick up on the enjoyment that I and the guys had on stage that night. Much love Raven xx" More...

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Beyond The Black Reveals New Album Details

Symphonic metal outfit Beyond The Black – fronted by the exceptional Jennifer Haben – present their new single "Misery," off of their upcoming album "Hørizøns," to be released via Napalm Records on June 19th.

The explosive quintet manages to perform a tightrope act between scene solidarity and the constant motivation to conquer new musical horizons: With their newest offering, Beyond The Black prepares their powerful manifesto of self-confidence and leaving the "Misery" of the past behind. The track takes its listeners into a wide melodic range between melodic mellifluousness and uncompromising energetic rock and metal fragments.

Along with an artful, moody conceptualized visual, Beyond The Black defeats the demons of the past and enters another spectra of their musical identity. Jennifer Haben’s remarkable and striking vocals underline her standing as a powerful frontwoman and hit the listener’s senses with full force. .

"Misery" presents one first sparkle of the manifold facets off the upcoming album: With this omen to their upcoming album, Beyond The Black are remaining and reinventing themselves at the same time. This is a multi-layered, metallic offering, proving their standing in the scene! More...

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Firewind Announces Lineup Changes

Greek power metal veterans Firewind has announced that they have parted company with keyboardist Bob Katsionis, who has stepped down to focus on his work as a producer, as well as vocalist Henning Basse. Basse sang on the most recent Firewind album, "Immortals" and has been replaced by Avantasia frontman Herbie Langhans. A message from the band reads as follows:

"Dear friends & supporters,

"We’ve been pretty quiet about the new album but we’ll cut right to the chase.

"After many years, Bob Katsionis is stepping down from the ongoing touring lifestyle and focus on his work as a producer / studio engineer as well as his own projects.
We’ve also parted ways with Henning Basse due to personal reasons that will prevent him from completing the upcoming album touring cycle and continuing with the band overall.

"We thank them both for their time and contributions to Firewind. There’s absolutely no bad blood here, the guys are part of our legacy and we wish them best of luck for the future. More...

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Beggar Uploads New Song

As the COVID-19 virus sweeps fear across the globe, Beggar are preparing to emerge from the anarchic underground of London, lobbing their brooding new single 'Blood Moon' in frustration into the faces of a panicked populace.

And the narrative of the single couldn't be more timely, focusing on hyper-charged consumption and a rampant, morbid thirst for the new. It considers the human with its augmented online identity as something like a virus that subsumes host after host in an unstoppable and unaccountable spree of osmosis and cannibalism.

Originally premiered via Invisible Oranges, you can listen to their new single "Blood Moon" below. More...

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My Dying Bride Posts New Music Video Online

Doom legends My Dying Bride unleashed their new album "The Ghost Of Orion" last week and today the band are releasing the official video for "To Outlive The Gods." Directed by Hal Sinden, the video features frontman Aaron Stainthorpe and tells the tale of a doomed love story. You can check it out below.

Aaron commented on the track: "When passion is so strong and so driven, even the Gods will be put to shame." More...

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Sinister Downfall Premiere New Song

German funeral doom metal band Sinister Downfall premiere a new song titled "Shape In The Mist", taken from their upcoming new album "A Dark Shining Light", which will be out in stores May 25, 2020 via Satanath Records.

Check out now "Shape In The Mist" below.


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Aetherius Obscuritas Premiere New Song

Hungarian black metal band Aetherius Obscuritas premiere a new song entitled "Ilyen a vér (Blood Is Like This)", taken from their upcoming new album "Mártír", which will be released on April 15th by GrimmDistribution (Ukraine) and Paragon Records (U.S.).

Check out now "Ilyen a vér (Blood Is Like This)" below.

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Code Orange Premiere New Song “Sulfur Surrounding”

Code Orange's new single titled “Sulfur Surrounding” has premiered online streaming via YouTube for you below. The track is taken from their impending new album “Underneath” which will be out this Friday, March 13th, through Roadrunner Records.

Explains the band’s vocalist/drummer Jami Morgan: More...

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