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Metal News for April 28, 2021

Last updated on September 16, 2021 at 5:35 PM ET

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7 news articles posted on this day.

Darkthrone To Release New Album In June

As John Peel once said of The Fall, "Always different, always the same," so too one could say the same of Darkthrone. Things change, times change, people change, and yet even when sounding fresh and new and delivering just five tracks in 45 minutes on their 19th album, "Eternal Hails," the Norwegian black metal legends remain defiantly and eternally Darkthrone.

Since forming in 1986 as Black Death in Kolboton, Norway, Darkthrone have been masters of their art. Dropping the death metal of 1991’s "Soulside Journey" debut album in favour of a more primitive, black metal sound on the following year’s "A Blaze In The Northern Sky," they helped define black metal in the ‘90s through albums like 1993’s "Under A Funeral Moon" and its follow-up "Transilvanian Hunger." Truly, though, Darkthrone remain unique, even in their own canon.

On Eternal Hails, the longer, doomier songs reflect drummer Fenriz’s love of doom, taking their time to make their point. For Fenriz, what he and co-conspirator Nocturno Culto have concocted stretches back even further than discovering black metal, to the sounds of the ‘70s and the more freewheeling sounds of bands playing with more expansive themes. This didn’t just make the songs longer, it made them an entirely different beast from the ground up.

"When I was a kid growing up with metal I kept looking for bands with long songs. Black Sabbath had many, and Celtic Frost’s ‘Dawn Of Meggido’ had a long song, so I put that on in the record store and discovered another dimension of metal. Candlemass’ ‘Epicus Doomicus Metallicus’ had only long songs, so I think I bought that without even listening, and it was one of my best buys ever - an eternal inspiration for my entire career.."

"For us it has become a bit logical, hard to explain, but you get to build up for a different kind of listening," says Nocturno Culto. "A three-minute song is nothing we think of at the moment. We like it this way. For now."

"Eternal Hails" be available on the following formats:
• Ltd edition deluxe box set containing - Exclusive purple coloured heavyweight vinyl / CD in alternate digisleeve format / cassette tape / 12 page booklet containing a biography surrounding the creation of the album & studio experience / 10" art print of David Hardy's Pluto & Charon painting / handwritten letter print from Fenriz
• CD
• Black 180g vinyl LP
• Oxblood 180g coloured vinyl LP
• Marble coloured 180g vinyl LP – exclusive to Peaceville.com stores
• Picture disc
• Digital More...

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Mordred Unleashes New Lyric Video

The influential San Francisco alternative thrash metal act Mordred have unleashed the music video for their new song “Demonic #7.” The clip, which was produced by graphic artist Andy Pilkington (Flotsam and Jetsam, Skindred), can be viewed below.

"Demonic #7" is the first taste of "The Dark Parade," Mordred’s first full-length album in over 25 years. Set to be released by M-Theory Audio on July 23, the record – which will be offered on CD, digital, cassette, blue vinyl with orange splatter and a limited-edition, mail-order exclusive white vinyl variant – can be pre-ordered now at smarturl.com/mordred

"Timing on the release of ‘Demonic #7’ comes at a point when the USA and many countries around the world seem more divided than they've ever been in our lifetime," explains guitarist Danny White. "As we begin to hopefully and tentatively emerge from the self-imposed cocoon of covid, we ask ourselves if things will start to get better, or will it be a case of just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, ’There are realms even lower than hell.’" More...

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Necrogod Premiere New Song "Bringers of Blasphemy"

Rogga Johansson's Necrogod (Paganizer, Revolting, Eye of Purgatory, etc.) premiere a new song titled "Bringers of Blasphemy", taken from their upcoming new album "In Extremis", which will be out in stores soon via Transcending Obscurity Records.

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Gloomy Grim Premiere New Song

Finnish symphonic black metal band Gloomy Grim premiere a new song called "They Are Waiting", taken from their upcoming new album "Agathonomicon". The record includes 10 tracks and will be out in stores April 28th via Satanath Records and MurdHer Records.

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Graveborn Premiere New Song & Lyric Video

Boston-based death metal band Graveborn premiere a new song and lyric video "Transmigrator", taken from their upcoming new album of the same name, which will be out in stores May 25th.

Check out now "Transmigrator" below.

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SeeYouSpaceCowboy Premiere New Single

SeeYouSpaceCowboy premiered their new track titled “Painting A Clear Picture From An Unreliable Narrator” streaming for you via YouTube below. That single will appear on their split release with If I Die First, “A Sure Disaster“, due out on May 14th via Pure Noise Records.

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Like Moths To Flames Premiere Two New Songs

Like Moths To Flames premiere two new songs, “Basilisk” and “Inherit The Tragedy“. Both were B-side tracks from their 2020 “No Eternity In Gold“ sessions.

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