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Metal News for May 20, 2021

Last updated on June 12, 2021 at 4:15 AM ET

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8 news articles posted on this day.


Unearthing The Metal Underground: Eradicator

Germany has been a hotbed of thrash metal for years, whether we are talking about bands like Kreator, Destruction, Coroner or Tankard. The gentleman behind Eradicator have been thrashing like maniacs since 2004, and their approach encompasses the cutthroat aggression of their native land’s thrash metal roots in addition to that reminiscent of the San Francisco Bay Area style along the lines of Exodus and Death Angel. The Teutonic thrashers now return with their fifth album, “Influence Denied,” that’s set for release on July 23, 2021, via Metalville. The 10-song album is overflowing with well-written, intricately composed tracks that are just as catchy as they are aggressive. More...

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Tetrarch Vocalist Discusses New Album And Nu Metal

As time passes, we inevitably see genres and sub-genres experience a renewed appreciation, or a "revival" if you will. Perhaps most notable was the 2000s thrash revival, which was something of a response to the popularity of metalcore at the time, and nu metal before that. However, these two categories have seen something of a comeback themselves in recent years, with younger bands citing the likes of Killswitch Engage, Slipknot and yes, even Limp Bizkit as influences. Whether or not these bands should actually be called nu metal or metalcore is up for debate, leading to the meaningless term "modern metal," but nonetheless, there's some extremely talented groups on the up and perhaps the most prominent of these is Tetrarch.

Hailing from Atlanta, this quartet has been grabbing ears since their debut, "Freak" was released in 2017 and now, finally, their sophomore full length, "Unstable" has been released through Napalm Records. To find out more about the album and the band itself, I caught up with vocalist Josh Fore, who revealed how long the band had been waiting to release the record, the meaning behind the band's name, the lyrics within and how the group feels about being labelled a nu metal band in 2021. You can watch the interview in full below. More...

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Hooded Menace Premiere Single "Blood Ornaments"

Finnish death/doom metal band Hooded Menace premiere a new single named “Blood Ornaments”, taken from their upcoming new album "The Tritonus Bell", which will be out in stores August 27.

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Eye of Purgatory Premiere New Song

Swedish death metal outfit Eye of Purgatory (Necrogod, Paganizer, Revolting, etc.) premiere a new song entitled “Where Life Slowly Fades”, taken from their upcoming new album "The Lighthouse". The record will be released on June 18th through Transcending Obscurity Records.

Check out now "Where Life Slowly Fades" below.

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Gizmachi Premiere New Music Video

Gizmachi premiere a new official music video for their song “Turned To Dust” from the band's latest record “Omega Kaleid“, out in stores now. That album features Soilwork frontman Bjorn “Speed” Strid on vocals.

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Hannes Grossmann (Ex-Obscura) Premieres New Single

Hannes Grossmann (ex-Obscura, ex-Necrophagist) premieres his new advance track titled “In The Glacier’s Eye“, taken from the upcoming solo album “To Where The Light Retreats”, out in stores on June 01st.

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Vexed Premiere New Music Video "Fake"

Vexed premiere a new official music video for their new single “Fake” just ahead of this Friday’s (May 21st) release of their debut album, “Culling Culture“.

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Wizardthrone Premiere New Single & Lyric Video

Wizardthrone (Alestorm, Gloryhammer, Aether Realm, Forlorn Citadel and Nekrogoblikon) premiere their new advance track and lyrci video “Forbidden Equations Deep Within The Epimethean Wasteland“. The track is off the band’s impending new album “Hypercube Necrodimensions” that will be out in stores on July 16th via Napalm Records.

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