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Metal News for May 27, 2021

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

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11 news articles posted on this day.

Destruction To Release Live Blu Ray In August

Legendary German thrash metal powerhouse Destruction cements its signing with Napalm Records by smashing an all devastating, neck-breaking "Live Attack" onto the masses! The BluRay/CD live event, including some pre- and after-show bonus content, will be released on August 13, 2021. It follows their latest record, "Born To Perish" (#26 GER album charts), recalling a nearly two hour live stream attack the heavy steamroller unleashed in January this year.

Dive deep into Destruction’s history with the first crushing single and energetic live video for "Mad Butcher," originally released in 1983 as one of the first songs the band ever wrote.

Schmier states:
"‘Mad Butcher’ is one of the first songs we ever wrote, such a classic! I still love to perform it live, it is in my DNA meanwhile, I guess! There are a lot of memories that come along with this track and the history of the band.

"We brought back the double-lead section from the EP version into the solo part; many fans have reacted at that during the live shows, which is really cool! But this DVD will also have some nice surprises, some songs we have not played live in decades…!"

Destruction on their first release with Napalm Records:
"This show at our fave club, the Z7 in Switzerland, was a really special one in the middle of this dreadful pandemic! When we recorded it as a live stream on the 1st of January, it gave us hope back and connected us with the fans worldwide! Many supporters demanded to release it in physical form, so we had to make it happen. The setlist reflects four decades of Destruction with an almost two hour best-of setlist, which includes some really rare live tracks! It was for sure a night to remember… we hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!" More...

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Dee Snider Reveals New Album Details

In 2018, legendary heavy metal vocalist and pop culture pillar Dee Snider turned the heavy music world on its axis with his transformative album, "For The Love Of Metal." Produced by Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta, the album re-cemented Dee’s undeniable prowess with its modernized mastery and take-no-prisoners attitude. Three years later, with one of the most collectively tumultuous times society has ever experienced behind him, Dee Snider triumphantly returns with his fifth full-length album, "Leave A Scar," out July 30, 2021 via Napalm Records!

Once again produced by Jamey Jasta with co-production, mixing and mastering by drummer Nick Bellmore, "Leave A Scar" sees Dee Snider & Co. continuing in the invigorated direction of "For The Love Of Metal," infusing a dose of classic heavy metal flavor that longtime fans will rush to embrace.

In celebration of the album’s announcement, Dee Snider has unleashed the album’s first single, the charging track "I Gotta Rock (Again)," accompanied by a new music video. The track first premiered yesterday via SiriusXM Liquid Metal. Channeling his years as one of music’s most respected vocalists while harnessing modern flair, De Snider delivers a headbanging anthem of lifelong dedication to heavy metal – no matter what!

Dee Snider says about "I Gotta Rock (Again)":
"‘I Gotta Rock (Again)’ is the starting gun for this album and the driving motivation behind me returning to the studio to record Leave a Scar. At the end of 2019, I had felt my recording and live performing was over, but I didn't announce it to the world. I mentally had decided I was done. But the state of things in 2020 had other plans for me. Between Covid and the political state around the globe, I found myself yearning (yes, I yearn) to get back in the studio. In the immortal words of Ice Cube, "I got somethin' to say!" More...

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Scattered Storm Posts New Music Video Online

Hailing from El Paso USA, Scattered Storm is gearing up to release their debut EP "Oblivion" this summer. Their sound is both primal and futuristic, with clean groovy tones coming from 7 and 8 string guitars and catchy, heavy vocals. The first single from this release is "Kingslayer" being presented with a music video.

"Kingslayer," is the heaviest track and came about by guitarist Kevin Armstrong watching too much Godzilla, plus it features a “Stanley Kubrick inspired space like ending. They explain the track further in their own words:

"We felt this song really encompasses the overall sound of the band, because it has pretty much everything we wanted to throw in there. Big vocals, big guitars, pummeling bass, but most importantly that heavy ass steady groove, which will get some of these headbanging necks a run for their money. Lyrically touches on a couple of religious subjects plus the philosophical, but mostly focusing on letting go of all of that and being free of the mind and spirit." More...

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Unearthing The Metal Underground: Cross Vault

German extreme metal label Iron Bonehead Productions is poised to release the latest release from the dynamic, inspiring and atypical entity known as Cross Vault, a German outfit that’s been forwarding an impassioned, melancholy-fueled doom metal energy since its inception in 2013. The Teutonic doom act’s third full-length album is overflowing with seven tear-inducing tracks that are certain to make an impact upon fans of bands along the lines of Trouble and Solitude Aeturnus. “As Strangers We Depart” is chock-full of instantly evocative doom metal that’s sure to move even the most seasoned of doom-heads. The release proves itself salient because of Cross Vault’s boldness to be vulnerable and melodic in a manner that’s not far removed with what we might hear from pop rock bands. More...

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Bala Reveals All About New Album "Maleza"

Music has always has its prominent duos, but in recent years metal has started to see their own two piece stars emerge. The likes of Alcest, Mantar, Darkthrone and Satyricon have all achieved success while acts such as Blacklab and Kunz are on the rise. Another duo making waves would be Bala, a frenetic and intense pairing from the Galicia region of Spain, who two weeks ago released, "Maleza," their third full length and first through Century Media.

With "Maleza," now available worldwide, I caught up with both Bala members, Anxela Baltar and Violeta Mosquera, to discuss the record, signing with such a big label, why they feel they work best as a duo and much more. You can check out the interview in full below. More...

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Drift Into Black Premier Full Album

One-man bands allow for so much freedom, and for those who are blessed with creativity it can lead to prolific output in a shorter space of time than groups. One such solo project is Drift into Black, led by ex-Grey Skies Fallen keyboardist Craig Rossi. With his fourth release Patterns of Light, the New Yorker continues a trend of four releases in four years in synth-driven gloom, inspired by the European vein of melodic doom-death metal.

Patterns of Light is proof that, just because you have a formula to work with, does not mean you are confined to it. While many of the songs here draw from the same quarters as Saturnus, My Dying Bride and Ghost Brigade, they also shy away from copycatting the above-mentioned bands. There are many interesting discoveries to be found, whether the guitar melodies on “The Burial Gown”, the prog-metal synthesizers that recall Amorphis’ finest on “Among the Beast”, the post-punk beats on “Thread of Hope”, or the dual vocal effects alternating between soft cleans and underwater-recorded growls.

It’s not just the music that demands a look-in, though - Rossi has designed another concept album with a dark, dark storyline to follow. The plot tells of loss and grief, religion and revenge; there’s even a twist to a surprisingly happy ending for such melancholic music. No spoilers, though - you have to listen to find out what happens next

If the darker side of metal appeals, and you enjoy being wrapped up in a shroud of gloom, then Patterns of Light will absolutely be of interest. Drift into Black have matured well over the last several years, and 2021 will certainly be Rossi’s year with this quality of output.

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Infern Premiere New Music Video

French death metal band Infern premiere a new single and music video named “Victim of the doom”, streaming via YouTube for you below.

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Wormwood Premiere New Music Video "The Archive"

Sweden's Wormwood premiere their new music video “The Archive”, taken from their forthcoming new album "Arkivet". The record will be released on July 16th by Black Lodge Records.

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Mycelium Premiere "Devoured By Hypomyces"

Scottish death metal unit Mycelium premiere a new track titled “Devoured By Hypomyces”, taken from their upcoming new album "Scream Bloody Spore". The record is due out June 25, 2021 via Coyote Records.

Check out now "Devoured By Hypomyces" below.

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Headshrinker Premiere New Song

Colorado-based band Headshrinker premiere a new song entitled “The Burn of Indifference”, taken from their upcoming new debut album "Callous Indifference", which will be out in stores August 27th.

Explains the band’s Young Werther: More...

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Bodysnatcher New Single & Music Video

Bodysnatcher premiere their new single “King Of The Rats“, complete with an accompanying official music video for it streaming via YouTube below.

Tells the group’s frontman Kyle Medina: More...

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