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Metal News for April 22, 2020

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

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14 news articles posted on this day.

Ross The Boss Posts New Music Video Online

Former Manowar guitarist Ross The Boss has posted a new music video online for the title track of his eponymous bands' latest album, "Born Of Fire." You can check it out below. The album was released last month through AFM Records and is available to purchase now.

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Exulansis Release "Sequestered Sympathy" On Vinyl

Exulansis, a black metal band from the West Coast of the USA, has released their debut album, "Sequestered Sympathy", which you can order here.

The album is a fusion of styles, juxtaposing heavy and melancholy with instruments uncharacteristic of most black metal bands. You won't find any keyboards here. Instead, the sweet strings of the violin and fiddle add depth and tone which fit surprisingly well and provide a unique and compelling sound.

Exulansis is working on new material and will be featured in a MetalUnderground exclusive interview soon.

You can check out an album trailer below.

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Satyricon Added To Mexico Metal Fest Lineup

Mexico Metal Fest announced the 2nd to last band to an already stacked line-up for it's fifth edition, black metal veterans, Satyricon. Mexico Metal Fest V is still set to take place on November 14th in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. More...

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Space Of Variations Uploads New Live Video

Modern metal fire-starters Space Of Variations arise from the Ukraine underground to draw you into their engrossing, savage stage appearance with their newest energetic live video for "Razorblade" off their latest EP, "XXXXX," out now via Napalm Records.
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The track exposes a multifaceted barrage of coalescing poignant and impulsive parts, while brutal vocals slam on trance-like synthesizers, exploding in a unique, yet tremendous live atmosphere. Space Of Variations bring the sweat, mosh and dynamic atmosphere from one of their latest concerts, filmed live in Kyiv on February 8th, right into your home. Lean back and enjoy! More...

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Testament Posts Final "Titans Of Creation" Trailer

Legendary bay area thrash metal giants Testament unleashed their new thunder to the masses in the form of their thirteenth studio album, "Titans Of Creation," via Nuclear Blast.

Just as the elements of this planet thrive within all living creatures, each musician in Testament represents a necessary component of this latest musical creation. During the album campaign, the band launched a multi-part series examining each member in their respective element. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were not able to spend a day in the life with Gene Hoglan. So instead, here is Gene in his true element, behind the kit playing "Children of the Next Level." More...

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Interview

God Dethroned Frontman Goes Behind "Illuminati"

Death metal is arguably the most popular sub-genre of the many that have spawned since heavy metal first rocked the world. When one thinks of the style, thoughts immediately spring to mind of Cannibal Corpse, Obituary and Morbid Angel, but even back in the day, Europe had plenty to offer, such as Benediction, Carcass and Bolt Thrower from England, Vader from Poland and of course, God Dethroned from the Netherlands. After recording a demo of the same name, God Dethroned broke into the consciousness of death metal fans with their stellar debut album, "The Christhunt," though it seemed the ride was over nearly as soon as it started when they broke up in 1993. Despite this, vocalist/guitarist Henri Sattler put together a new lineup and in 1997, the band returned with full fury and a new album, "The Grand Grimoire."

Ever since then, despite another break up in 2011 and return in 2014, God Dethroned have been one of the fiercest names in European death metal, releasing a library of excellent albums, never being afraid to take artistic risks such as releasing a trilogy of albums focused on World War One and remaining at the top of the heap when it comes to live performances. In February of this year, the band released "Illuminati," a record which returns to occult themes and the darker side of spirituality and provided yet another reason why God Dethroned are so beloved. Last week, I had the pleasure of talking with Henri Sattler over Skype to discuss the album, the exploration of the first world war, the imposing music videos for "Spirit Of Beelzebub," "Illuminati" and "Book Of Lies" and how to promote an album while the world is in quarantine. You can watch the discussion in full below. More...

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Katatonia Posts New Single Online

With the release of Katatonia’s new opus "City Burials" imminent, on 24th April through Peaceville Records, the band present their 3rd single to be taken from their new studio album entitled "The Winter Of Our Passing" on 22nd April. You can check it out below.

The track is also being made available as an instant download with all pre-orders of the digital version of City Burials.

"The Winter Of Our Passing" follows on from the album’s debut single “Lacquer”, and the upbeat “Behind The Blood” featuring Katatonia’s trademark screaming guitar solo and hugely memorable chorus.

Of the new track vocalist Jonas Renkse states "’The Winter Of Our Passing’ is a concise song that mixes electronic elements with a classic Katatonia chorus. It’s a song about surrender and trying to navigate the darkness."

Three years in the making, "City Burials" is another huge statement from the legendary band that are eleven albums into a career that spans three decades. More...

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Ahab To Release Live Album

Ever since the band's founding in late 2004, Ahab have been exploring the deep dark sea, while becoming the true masters of solemn melancholy. The nautic doom heavyweights now announce their first intense live album, Live Prey – recorded at Death Row Fest 2017 in Jena, Germany – to be released on June 26, 2020 via Napalm Records.

For Live Prey, Ahab chose the finest selection of live tracks – originally released on their pathbreaking 2006 album, "The Call of the Wretched Sea!" Gracefully nestled in between slow-motion grooves, rampant riffs, and haunting melodies, and accented by the angelic but guttural vocals of Daniel Droste, the listener will experience an apocalyptic live sound as if they are standing in the front row at the band’s unforgettable show. "Live Prey" will be available as a limited black and white, as well as a special black and white swirl edition Gatefold LP.

Featuring five extreme doom anthems such as “Below the Sun”, the majestic beast “Old Thunder”, or the almost 17-minute long magnum opus “The Hunt”, Live Prey is the ultimate live record by the undisputed sailors of slow heaviness! An indispensable must-have album that belongs in every well-sorted Doom and especially Ahab record collection.

Drummer Cornelius Althammer states:
"We are pretty proud to present our first live album: These songs were written a long time ago, even before we became a proper band. Over the years and with a bunch of new live experiences, the songs have evolved and we were finally given the chance to capture them in a way they deserve. The days you have seen us perform them live, the way the songs have developed – you were able to witness the process on how we became Ahab." More...

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Paradise Lost Discusses Early Days Of The Band

The book has been closed but the story continues: Paradise Lost sharpen their pens and add another chapter to their dark, gloomy history of death,doom and gothic metal. In difficult times, the British legends from Halifax, Yorkshire are the drug that numbs the pain, the lover that takes away the sorrows, the story that craves to be told. "Obsidian", the new album from Paradise Lost, will be released on 15th May.

But before writing another story of success Paradise Lost, dive deeper into their own past. Today Greg and Nick discuss the scene when the band started and give their fans an interesting insight on the early days of Paradise Lost. Check out the video below. More...

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Skinlab Premiere New Official Music Video

Skinlab premiere a new official music video for “Amerikill” taken from their latest outing “Venomous“.

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Abiotic Premiere New Live Video “Emerald”

Abiotic premiere a live video for their song “Emerald” which was captured during their run with Suffocation and Belphegor this past October.

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Headline News

Falling In Reverse Guitarist Has Died At Age 35

Falling In Reverse guitarist/vocalist Derek Jones has died at the age of 35. Comments Falling In Reverse frontman Ronnie Radke via Twitter:


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Racetraitor Premiere New Song & Music Video

Racetraitor premiere a new song entitled “Sarcophagus” taken from their forthcoming four-way split release with Neckbeard Deathcamp, Closet Witch and Haggathorn.

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Mushroomhead Premiere New Single & Music Video

Mushroomhead‘s eighth studio full-length, “A Wonderful Life“, has been slated for a June 19th release date by Napalm Records. An official music video for the first song from titled “Seen It All” has premiered online streaming via YouTube for you below.

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