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Metal News for June 10, 2021

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18 news articles posted on this day.

Interview

The Absence Drummer Explains Being "Coffinized"

Ask anyone where the home of American death metal is and everyone except people from New York will say, Florida. The state has a long history with the extreme music, birthing such bands as Death, Obituary, Morbid Angel and Deicide as well as housing the legendary Morrisound Studios, where death metal bands from the world over flocked to to record their albums. As time has gone on, Florida still produces some of the best bands in the field, one of which emerged in 2002, under the name of The Absence.

Since their inception, the band has released four albums, which have become known among metal fans for blending melodic death metal with thrash influences and now, on their fifth full length, "Coffinized," (to be released on June 25th,) the quintet even bring in some black metal sounds. To find out about this beast of an album, I caught up with drummer Jeramie Kling, who discussed the meaning behind the title, the artwork, why the police were called when filming the music video for the title track and much more! You can check it out below. More...

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Deformatory Announces Third Album

Deformatory has been a maelstrom of devastation since 2010, assaulting all in their wake with relentless sonic brutality. This year they are adding to their punishing catalogue with their third album "Inversion of the Unseen Horizon," which was mixed and mastered by Topon Das (Fuck the Facts) from Apartment 2 Recording along with the artwork done by Paul Gerrard, who is a movie concept designer known for his imagery on Wrath of the Titans, Hellraiser: Origins and Hellboy.

In anticipation of what is sure to be one of the heaviest tech death albums of the year, Deformatory are luring listeners in with the first single "In The Embervoid Where Dead Stars Reign," which can be heard via its premiere on Bravewords or below.

This is the third full-length album for Deformatory, following the 2011 EP "A Prelude Of…"; the 2013 full-length "In The Wake of Pestilence'' and the 2016 full-length "Malediction." The nine-track album is divided into three chapters, of which “In The Embervoid Where Dead Stars Reign” is the third song in the second chapter.

Deformatory explains the album’s concept and how the single fits in:

"In our previous album 'Malediction,' we explored the truth about Lucifer, who was an angel possessed by a far greater evil entity named Savael. We dove into his awakening and consequences for mankind. Our newest album reveals that Savael was but a mere droid in a complex hierarchy of vile entities, known as The Ce’naxors from a planet called Cyru’xil, whose Grand Arkitekt has an insatiable thirst for destroying life stars.

"The single is about the aftermath of planetary consumption and its effect on the multiverse. How death and destruction breed new forms of life, including some unintended consequences for Cyru’xil."

The album "Inversion Of The Unseen Horizon" will be released on September 3, 2021. More...

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Mordred Uploads New Music Video

The influential San Francisco crossover thrash metal act Mordred have unleashed the music video for their new song “Malignancy.” The clip, which features appearances from fellow Bay Area metalheads Chuck Billy (Testament), Will Carroll (Death Angel) and Matt Camacho (Forbidden), was written and directed by Mordred guitarist Danny White and Christian Powell of Wintermusik Productions and can be viewed below.

"'Malignancy' was truly a band effort," says White. "We all had a hand in the writing. The music was done and there were some attempts at lyrics, but the subject was just too close to heart to write about. I was relating it to (vocalist) Scott Holderby one night over drinks, and I said that it doesn’t matter who you are or what you do for a living – cancer doesn’t give a shit. He said I should just write that. The lyrics were written 20 minutes later. This is dedicated to everyone who’s lost someone to this wretched disease. Fuck cancer."

"Malignancy" is the second advance 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, blue vinyl with orange splatter and a limited-edition, mail-order exclusive white vinyl variant with a Mordred turntable slipmat and autographed photo card – can be pre-ordered here. More...

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Gus G Shares "Fierce" Music Video

Guitar shredder and string virtuoso Gus G releases his exceptional new single 'Fierce' today. To round things up, Gus teamed up with filmaker Panagiotis Kountouras to produce a videoclip that offers unequalled opportunities - a very special love story with corpsepaint included. Are you ready?

Gus states on this video: "I came up with the concept of a lonely Rock star who eventually finds true love in the eyes of “Necromantissa” - a girl he previously kept hostage in his dungeon. Music finally unites them and they live happily ever after and even form a Metal band. Nightmare or reality? […] We had tons of fun shooting this, getting in full makeup. I love certain black metal & shock rock aesthetics & wanted to try something different, instead of doing yet another performance video. And I also wanted to make a video with my cats too." More...

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Dornenreich Posts New Single Online

As a nod to their loyal followers, who can hardly wait even a day longer for the release of the new Dornenreich album "Du wilde Liebe sei" ("You Wild Love Be") this Friday, the Austrian black arcane rock trio has spontaneously decided to present a fourth single featuring the powerful track "Das Sehnen von Mond und Sonne" ("The Yearning of Moon and Sun.")

"Du wilde Liebe sei" ("You Wild Love Be") is slated for release on June 11, 2021. Please view cover art, tracklist, and further details of Dornenreich's ninth studio full-length below.

The track 'Das Sehnen von Mond und Sonne' More...

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Hammer King Releases New Music Video

In the spirit of old school power metal, German up-and-comers Hammer King have gathered to release their third single, "Awaken The Thunder," and set ablaze on their new album, "Hammer King," out tomorrow, June 11 via Napalm Records!

The new single is a heavy, fist-pumping power metal anthem! The double-bass groove catches the listener off guard, leading seamlessly into the passionately performed verses by Titan Fox V. Hammer King at its best – illustrated with a strong official video in the sign of the Hammer!

Singer Titan Fox V on "Awaken The Thunder":
"We are thrilled to kickstart tomorrow's release of our album Hammer King with one of our favourite songs: The prophetic 'Awaken The Thunder!' Lyrically, the songs work both inside and outside of the Hammer King universe, which is a direction we want to keep for the future. Witzki Visions have created a powerful video with story elements.

"It's time to arise and awaken the thunder!" More...

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The Obsessed And The Skull To Co-Headline US Tour

Maryland metal veterans The Obsessed has announced that they will be joining forces with Trouble spin off, The Skull for a series of shows across the United States, beginning in late July. It should be noted however that not every show will feature both groups, as the legend below indicates.

The tour dates are as follows:

July 29 - Now That’s Class - Cleveland, OH **
July 30 - Club Garibaldi - Milwaukee WI
July 31 - Cobra Lounge - Chicago IL
August 1 - Black Circle - Indianapolis, IN (matinee show)
August 1 - Diamond Pub - Louisville, KY (evening show)
August 2 - Brickyard Bar - Knoxville, TN
August 3 - Growlers - Memphis, TN
August 4 - George’s Majestic - Fayetteville, AR
August 5 - Bears - Shreveport, LA
August 6 - Division Brewery/Grrowl - Arlington, TX
August 7 - White Oak Music Hall - Houston, TX ##
August 7 - Ripple Fest @ Texas Ski Ranch - New Braunfels, TX ^^
August 8 - Lost Well - Austin, TX
August 9 - White Oak Music Hall - Houston, TX **
August 10 - Freetown Boom Boom Room - Lafayette, LA **
August 10 - Santos - New Orleans, LA ##
August 11 - The Earl - Atlanta, GA
August 12 - Pour House - Raleigh, NC
August 13 - Cafe 611 – Frederick, MD
August 14 - GoldSounds - Brooklyn, NY
August 15 - Alchemy - Providence, RI
August 16 - Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY

** - The Obsessed only
## - The Skull only
^^ - Wino Solo

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Auri Reveals New Album Details

In the fleeting moments between the state of being awake and reaching the doors of dreamworld lies a borderland whence comes the mood music of ancient stories told – the celestial unison of three creative souls known as Auri.

Originally born in 2011 from the special connection of Johanna Kurkela, Tuomas Holopainen and Troy Donockley, Auri was first introduced to the world as late as 2018. Now complemented by the dynamic percussive talents of Kai Hahto, the threesome carves fantastical worlds entirely their own.

Today, the band announces the release of their new album "II - Those We Don´t Speak Of", set for September 3rd via Nuclear Blast.

The cover artwork comes once again from Janne "ToxicAngel" Pitkänen and bestows in its simplicity and depth. The first single and pre-order start will be revealed very soon! More...

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Mastiff To Release New Album In September

UK five-piece and recent Entertainment One (eOne) signees Mastiff will release their ferocious new album "Leave Me The Ashes Of The Earth" on 10th September.

Forged in 2014, Mastiff's unique combination of blackened sludge, grindcore, and powerviolence creates a bleak and chaotic atmosphere, sounding as if the spawn of Crowbar, This Is Hell, and Napalm Death composed an album inside the Lake Of Fire. The unrelenting, brutish curmudgeon aura of Mastiff can be deceptive however, as bright sparks of nuance and jarring adventurousness lurk behind every riff, rumble, and anguished, painstaking bellow stitching together a soundtrack suitable for betrayal, depression, self-loathing, and total despair, with winking, devilish glee. The bulldozing din of Mastiff is akin to the catharsis in setting something aflame just to watch it burn.

Crafted in just five days at No Studio with producer Joe Clayton (Pijn, Wren, Leeched), the band’s third full-length, "Leave Me The Ashes Of The Earth," is a misanthropic masterpiece. The sorrow-filled souls of every miserable cretin it reaches will stir in basements, hovels, pubs, and darkened alleyways. Conceived during a pandemic-enforced longest stretch between Mastiff records, the record paints on the band’s familiar canvas, but with a far larger palette than ever before.

In advance of the record’s release, Mastiff offers up the record’s savage first single and video, "Endless," now playing at Decibel Magazine, you can also watch the new video below. More...

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Distant Shares "Aeons Of Oblivion" Music Video

Distant have released an optic massacre of a video for the title track to their new album "Aeons Of Oblivion," which is scheduled for release via Unique Leader Records on 11th June. The track also features the vocal savagery of Adam Warren from Oceano. You can check out the video below.

The Dutch slam-hybrid deathcore six-piece comment: "'Aeons Of Oblivion', the title track to the album, is an important track for us. Bringing a beast out from hiding and into the light, we hold this track very close with Adam Warren on board. This song, 'Aeons Of Oblivion', captures the final conquest of Tyrannt Taglaroth, as written in our book The Rise Of Tyrannotophia. With the relentless assault of Adam's vocal feature and the punishing music to match - 'Aeons Of Oblivion' is sure to make your ear drums scream for help, help that will only come once you finish the album." More...

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Meshuggah Postpones European Tour Dates

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty that all regions in Europe will be able to restore and provide a safe environment for concerts this autumn, Meshuggah has unfortunately had to make the decision to push back their European headline tour dates to May 2022.

The good news is that special guests Zeal & Ardor will still be part of the tour and will also be added to the line up for the Royal Albert Hall show in London, and that additional shows in Dublin, Cologne and Nancy have now been added to the routing.

Ruhrpott Metal Meeting being a festival with fixed dates, cannot be re-scheduled.

Tickets will remain valid from the 2021 dates, please contact your ticket provider with any queries.

have recently entered "Sweetspot Studios" in Sweden to record their ninth studio album and follow-up to their highly acclaimed and Grammy Nominated album, "The Violent Sleep Of Reason", to be released in early 2022. The album will also mark the return of founding member Fredrik Thordendal. In other words: The band is back together. In full effect.

The new tour dates are as follows: More...

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Wolves In The Throne Room Announces New Album

Olympia, Washington based black metal band Wolves In The Throne Room has announced that they will be releasing a new album named, "Primordial Arcana" on August 20th through Relapse Records in North America and Century Media elsewhere. The band has also released a music video for the song, "Mountain Magick," which can be seen below.

"Primordial Arcana" is the band’s first completely self-contained work: In addition to composition and performance, brothers Aaron and Nathan Weaver alongside guitarist Kody Keyworth handled all aspects of recording, producing and mixing at their own Owl Lodge Studios in the woods of Washington state. Artwork by Amjad Faur and Wolves in the Throne Room.

"Primordial Arcana" Tracklist:
1. Mountain Magick
2. Spirit of Lightning
3. Through Eternal Fields
4. Primal Cham (Gift of Fire)
5.Underworld Aurora
6.Masters of Rain and Storm
7. Eostre
8. Skyclad Passage (Bonus Track) More...

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Bleeding Malice Premiere New Song "Stillborn Hope"

Minsk, Belarus-based Bleeding Malice premiere a new song and lyric video "Stillborn Hope”. It is the second single from an album named "The Kingdom Come", which will be released on August 6th.

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Sarinvomit Premiere New Song

Turkey black metal outfit Sarinvomit premiere a new song entitled “Impaling the Pilgrims on Stakes”, taken from their forthcoming second full-length "Awaken Ye Impious Hordes of Shaitan", which will be out in stores later this year via Blasphemous Art Records.

Check out now "Impaling the Pilgrims on Stakes" below.


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Black Royal Premiere New Song "Seance"

Tampere, Finland-based Black Royal premiere a new single and music video called “Seance”, streaming via YouTube below. The track was originally recorded during the sessions for "Firebride" (2020) and is available on Bandcamp.


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Erdve Premiere New Track & Music Video

Lithuania's Erdve premiere a new track and music video entitled “Sugretinimas”, taken from their upcoming new album "Savigaila" (meaning “self-pity” in English). The record will be released by Season of Mist on July 23.

Check out now "Sugretinimas" below.


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Struc/tures Premiere New Single & Music Video

Struc/tures premiere their new single and official music video “Planet Of Garbage“, which marks the band's return to active duty since going on hiatus after their 2014 farewell tour. A few months ahead of this return the group’s bassist Brendon Padjasek announced his departure from Northlane.


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Behemoth Premiere New NSFW Music Video

Behemoth close out their “I Loved You At Your Darkest” cycle with their final single and official music video “Shadows Ov Ea Cast Upon Golgotha” streaming via YouTube for you below.

Explains vocalist/guitarist Nergal: More...

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