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Metal News for May 17, 2022

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North American Siege 2022 Tour

The North American Siege 2022 Tour, featuring Arch Enemy, Behemoth, Napalm Death, and Unto Others in 19 cities, wrapped up on Sunday night in Los Angeles. Arch Enemy and Behemoth traded places as the headliner. For the (Friday the 13th) night of May 13, 2022 in Berkeley, California at The UC Theatre, Arch Enemy finished off the evening.

The UC Theatre has a capacity of 1,400, and the show was sold out. During the Behemoth set, it felt like there were 2,000 in attendance as movement was near impossible. The UC Theatre is arranged in three tiers. Visibility is good from the bottom tier but only from the front third of each of the upper two tiers. Unfortunately, if you find yourself in the back of either of the upper two levels you will be watching the light show on the ceiling and not the bands (and this is true even if you are over 6 feet in height). Personally, I think they should reduce capacity/ticket sales by 10-20%. Other than those factors (and the $14 beers), it’s a great venue and metalheads appreciate the frequent metal acts the UC Theatre books.

The bands on this tour were quite diverse. The differences in music made it almost feel like a festival rather than a billing of similar bands. I can’t imagine anyone into metal who would be into all four bands or who would dislike all four either. There was something for everyone. From the way the audience came and went, it was apparent that some showed up for only one or two bands. More...

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Mexico's Death Scythe Release Video

Mexican melodic death metal band Death Scythe have released a stunning video for their song "Killer Faith". The song is taken from their album Killing For Pleasure Forever which will be out later this year.

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Warforged Premiere New Music Video

Chicago’s death metal quintet Warforged premiere a new song and music video titled “Bliss Joined to the Bane”, taken from their upcoming new album "The Grove / Sundial", which drops September 9th, 2022.

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Blackwater Drowning Premiere New Song & Video

Blackwater Drowning premiere their new single and music video named "Aberrant Leaves", taken from their forthcoming new album "Sonder//Satori", due out on July 8th, 2022.

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Skullshitter Premiere New Music Video

NYC’s psychedelic death/doom-grind trio Skullshitter premiere a new music video for “Morbid Tomb”, taken from their upcoming new album "Goat Claw", out in stores now via Nerve Altar.

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Tishina Premiere New Song "Јутро Последњег Дана"

Serbian melodic doom/death project Tishina premiere a new song entitled “Јутро Последњег Дана”, taken from their upcoming new album "Увод…". The record will be co-released on May 30th by Satanath Records, Hypnotic Dirge Records, and The End Of Time Records.

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Josh Gilbert Exits As I Lay Dying

San Diego, CA-based metal band As I Lay Dying announce the exit of their bassist/vocalist Josh Gilbert. His departure follows that of guitarist Nick Hipa, who left the group in August 2021.

Miss May I‘s Ryan Neff now fills in on bass/vocals, while Ken Susi of Unearth sits in on guitars.

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Blut Aus Nord: Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Atmospheric black metal band Blut Aus Nord premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "Disharmonium – Undreamable Abysses", which will be out in stores this Friday, May 20th via Debemur Morti Productions.

Check out now "Disharmonium – Undreamable Abysses" in its entirety below.


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