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Metal News for April 18, 2022

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A Very NSFW Interview With Atoll

Death metal has never been afraid to push the boundaries. From grizzly murder to Satan and everything in between (and between his legs,) there's always been something to offend, disgust and amuse when it comes to the sub-genre. The human body itself can be a pretty disgusting thing at times and why not use one of its more.... intimate parts for inspiration? Enter Atoll and their new EP, "Prepuce."

Atoll began in 2014 and to date have released three full length albums, the latest being "Zoopocalypse" in 2019 and most recently, a six song EP named "Prepuce." Before Googling what the title means, you'll probably want to read on or watch the video, especially if it's a shared computer you're using! Regardless, the EP itself is a brutal display of Arizona slam showcasing fearsome vocals, pounding rhythms and a wicked sense of humour. To find out more about this release, Metal Underground caught up with Atoll vocalist Wade Taylor, guitar players Christopher Nick & Spencer Ferguson and bassist Cameron Broomfield. You can watch the interview in full below, where you can also find a transcript of the chat.

Diamond Oz: The new EP, "Prepuce" is out now. I looked up the title and then I regretted it.

Wade Taylor: That's what we did too. We did that song, "The Circumcisor" and then thought, "What's another word for foreskin?" and it was "prepuce" and I was like, "That's it!" It was one of those unanimous decisions that happens really fast.

Oz: Yeah, as long as you search normally instead of image searching, you're OK. So I guess the first question is... Why? Why name an EP after the foreskin?

Wade: I guess I'll answer this one. I guess a lot of our other stuff had kind of a serious tone to it. Our first two or three albums did and this one, we just wanted something silly but sounded serious and I wanted people to look up that word. It also just goes with the "Circumcisor" thing and that's pretty much it. It has nothing else to do with any of the other songs on the album, it's just a cool word and I wanted people to look it up and see a wiener.

Christopher Nick: "Prepuce" is kind of like a weird encapsulation of our personalities. We want to give off this serious mantra and play brutal music but at the end of the day, we're just a bunch of immature boys. We kind of just leaned into it a little bit more.

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Trash Panda Premiere New Music Video

Jacksonville, Florida-based slammin’ deathgrind outfit Trash Panda premiere a new official music video for their track “Valley of Junk”, streaming via YouTube for you below.

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Butchers Burial Premiere New Lyric Video

German deathcore band Butchers Burial premiere a new lyric video for “The Human Contagion”, taken from their new album of the same name, out in stores now.

Check out now "The Human Contagion" streaming via YouTube for you below.

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Liber Null Premiere New Song "Nocturnal Craf"

The Netherlands/Italy-based black metal band Liber Null premiere a new song entitled “Nocturnal Craf”, taken from their upcoming new album "For Whom Is The Night". The album is set for release on June 24th by Immortal Frost Productions.

Check out now "Nocturnal Craf" streaming via YouTube for you below.

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Watch: Behemoth Premiere Brand New Track Live

Behemoth are back on the road and have been performinga brand new song from their forthcoming twelfth studio full-length live. That track is named “Ov My Herculean Exile” and fan-filmed footage of it being played live for the first time in Tempe, Arizona can be streamed now below.

You can catch the band live with Arch Enemy, Napalm Death and Unto Others on the below dates: More...

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