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Metal News for May 11, 2020

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7 news articles posted on this day.

Grave Digger Debuts New Music Video

40 years of pure Teutonic steel, 40 years of iconic Grave Digger: 2020 marks a glorious anniversary of one of the most distinctive metal bands of German heavy metal! May 29th will see these titans release their 20th studio album, "Fields Of Blood," via Napalm Records. But, "Fields Of Blood" is not just a very special anniversary album, after The Clans Will Rise Again and Tunes Of War, this is the final part of Grave Digger's epic Scottish Highlands trilogy!

"Fields Of Blood" will take us on an emotional journey through Scottish history and into explosive sound landscapes. Driving riffs and epic choruses meet the famous "Great Highland Bagpipes": In the Highlands, the battlefields of Stirling, Bannockburn and Culloden, the listener will find himself on a rollercoaster between grief and triumph again, losses and wins with the Scottish freedom fighters in an auditory battle of unique traditional metal.

After releasing two previous singles – the merciless banger "All For The Kingdom" and the touching metal ballad “Thousand Tears” featuring Noora of Battle Beast – today, Grave Digger present us with a third powerful single of epic heavy metal thunder, “Lions Of The Sea”!

Says frontman Chris Boltendahl:
"'Lions Of The Sea'... a hurricane of metal hymn... the battle of the Scots against the Vikings... cutting riffing and a chorus that winds through your cortex... you will be startled at night, at sea find yourself in battle and roar the chorus of “Lions of the Sea” from your hoarse throats... over and over again until you are the victorious to leave the battlefield at sea." More...

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BlackLab Posts "Weed Dream" Lyric Video

BlackLab, the dark witch, doom duo from Osaka, Japan have returned with their new record "Abyss" which is out now on London label New Heavy Sounds. With a vibe closer to both the arty heaviness of early Boris, and the sweet savagery of My Bloody Valentine, Blacklab are continuing the long tradition of Japanese experimental noise that bands like Melt Banana and Bordeoms exemplify. Ultimately though, it’s a sound that is undoubtedly BlackLab’s own.

The band's second lyric video from "Abyss," entitled, "Weed Dream" can be seen below.

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Suicide Silence Announces Virtual World Tour

Suicide Silence announces Virtual World Tour with unique sets exclusive merchandise & custom experiences in each market. Each show will feature a professionally filmed multi-camera live set along with an extensive post-performance Q&A. Every market will have it’s ticket purchase geo-gated within a reasonable radius so that only those in that general area can view it’s particular stream. Fans will be able to participate in a live chat with each other & the band throughout the experience.

All ticket purchasers will have access to an Exclusive Merch Collection that includes an official tour shirt specifically for their market as well as a number of other items that will never be sold elsewhere.

The streamed performances will go on sale several weeks or months in advance whereas fans will be able to communicate their set list preferences & make other special requests leading up to their show. Several dates are being finalized with Los Angeles & New York expected to kick things off some time in June. More...

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Protosequence Premiere Title Track To Upcoming EP

Protosequence premiere title track to their upcoming new EP "A Blunt Description of Something Obscene", which will be out in stores May 19th, 2020 via Lacerated Enemy Records.

Check out now "A Blunt Description of Something Obscene" below.

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Acedia Mundi Premiere Full-Album Stream Of New EP

French atmospheric black metal band Acedia Mundi premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new EP "Selfhatred.Addiction", which was released May 5th via Bandcamp.

Check out now "Selfhatred.Addiction" in its entirety below.

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The Zenith Passage’s McKinney Premieres Solo Track


Justin McKinney (The Zenith Passage), who also performed with The Faceless (2015-2018), premieres a new solo track titled “Nirodha”, using plugins from the Fortin Cali Suite by Neural DSP technologies. You can stream the playthrough video via YouTube below.


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Sinister Downfall Premiere New Track

German funeral doom unit Sinister Downfall premiere a new song entitled "Behold Darkness", taken from their upcoming new album "A Dark Shining Light", which will be released by Funere on May 25th (with distribution through Satanath Records).

Check out now "Behold Darkness" below.


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