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Metal News for June 22, 2021

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11 news articles posted on this day.

Cult Of Luna To Tour Europe With Alcest

After the long, dark time that fans have had to go without the mesmerising beauty of Alcest's live shows, the French duo are proud to share some great news - Alcest will support Swedish post metal band Cult Of Luna on their 2022 European tour. Alcest and Cult Of Luna will be joined on the road by Svalbard, and will be playing at London venue The Forum on 12th March. This special show will be a part of Cult Of Luna's self-curated Beyond the Redshift festival, which is returning to London for the first time in eight years!

Alcest's Neige states:
"We are very pleased to have been invited by Cult Of Luna as special guests on their upcoming European tour. This is going to be great and we can’t wait to finally see you all again!"

Johannes from Cult of Luna commented on the London show:
"Eight years after our first Beyond the Redshift festival in London, we're doing it again. The line-up is curated by us and we are determined to bring you a bunch of our favourite artists and bands you didn’t know you were a fan of. Bands are being booked as I write this and we’re going to announce the full line-up later this summer. It will be la grande finale of the tour and we hope to see you there."

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Fozzy Announces UK/Irish Tour Dates

Powerhouse rockers Fozzy, featuring All Elite Wrestling star Chris Jericho and members of rap metal pioneers Stuck Mojo, has announced that they will be returning to the United Kingdon and the Republic Of Ireland at the end of November for a string of headlining shows.

Fozzy recently released their music video for "Sane," filmed on the longest wooden rollercoaster on the planet. Get a first-hand view of the madness as the band literally defies gravity, by reaching top speeds of 70 mph and terrifying drops of 154 feet. It’s an edgy, heart-stopping thrill ride that represents both the power and physicality of Fozzy’s music, along with the bombastic nature and “who gives a shit” attitude of their live show.

The tour dates are as follows:

November 30 - Club Academy - Manchester, UK
December 1 - Riverside - Newcastle, UK
December 2 - The Garage - Glasgow, UK
December 4 - Opium - Dublin, Ireland
December 5 - Limelight 1 - Belfast, Ireland
December 6 - Live Rooms - Chester, UK
December 7 - The Mill - Birmingham, UK
December 8 - Old Fire Station - Bournemouth, UK
December 10 - Sin City - Swansea, UK
December 11 - Rescue Rooms - Nottingham, UK
December 12 - Islington Academy - London, UK More...

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Hiraes Releases New Music Video

German based melodic death metal unit Hiraes will finally unleash their highly anticipated sonic monster with ultimate strength and drop their debut album, "Solitary," this Friday, June 25 via Napalm Records!

Today, to stir the anticipation even more, the powerhouse combining the full force of all four instrumentalists formerly of Dawn Of Disease (Lukas Kerk, Oliver Kirchner, Christian Wösten and Mathias Blässe) with the powerful vocals of Britta Görtz (Critical Mess, Ex-Cripper) sets free its third exciting melodic death emergence with razor-sharp single, "Eyes Over Black." Hiraes' explosive new offering smashes in with catchy hooklines and immediately marks a sonic reminiscence of late In Flames. The song comes along with a powerful music video, shot in a crushing live set-up to demonstrate the inexorable strength of the band even more and gives a glimpse of what fans can expect when Hiraes will finally be able to smash stages worldwide!

Hiraes on "Eyes Over Black":
"Aren't we all starving for live concerts during this pandemic? With our brand new video for 'Eyes Over Black' we want to capture this feeling of being on stage again as well as giving you an insight of the energy and intensity that our future live shows will bring to the audience. We cannot wait to finally get back on stage and present our powerful, catchy and monumental songs from our debut album Solitary. Until the time finally comes again, enjoy 'Eyes Over Black' and hope with us that we will see each other on the road pretty soon!"

Britta Görtz and Lukas Kerk recently spoke with Metal Underground about "Solitary," in a video interview which can also be viewed below. More...

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Doro To Release "Triumph And Agony Live" Album

There's something big coming up!

In celebration of 35 years of her classic album "Triumph And Agony" Doro Pesch of Warlock will release "Triumph And Agony Live" in various formats including CD, vinyl, cassette, DVD, Blu-ray and a huge boxset on September 24, 2021

Doro says: "It was always my dream to play the 'Triumph And Agony' album in its entirety live. The first time we did it was at Sweden Rock followed by a big tour in the USA and Spain, and more large festival shows like Graspop and Norway Rock."

Now it's finally done: a great live album/DVD/Blu-ray called "Triumph And Agony Live."

“It's one of my favourite records we've ever done! It includes some of our big classic anthems like ´All We Are´, ´Für Immer´ and ´I Rule The Ruins´ as well as fan favourites like ´Metal Tango´, ´Three Minute Warning´, ´Kiss Of Death´ and ´East Meets West´, not to forget headbanging album opener ´Touch Of Evil´. I'm super excited to let the fans hear and see it!"

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Vulvodynia Posts New Music Video Online

South African death metal six-piece Vulvodynia have released new single / video "Eternal Wasteland Of Galaxies" ahead of their new album "Praenuntius Infiniti," which is out 17th September via Unique Leader Records. You can check out the video below.

The band commented: "This single is definitely one we've really been looking forward to releasing. It showcases a very different side of Vulvodynia that we are very proud to finally be unveiling! Praenuntius Infiniti is a concept album and 'The Eternal Wasteland Of Galaxies' is a small chapter where our main character has swallowed the world and all events henceforth are taking place in his belly! We hope critics and fans alike will accept this new sound and concept and fall in love with it as much as we have!"

An unending sea of carnage, a God-turned-beast devouring everything within its path, an epic, sprawling tale of the consumption of galaxies and their inhabitants - and the duality of battling deities that takes place to bring the reign of Praenuntius to an end. What does this all mean? Simply put, it means Vulvodynia - South Africa’s premium death metal export - are back with Praenuntius Infiniti, their fourth full-length release and a label signing to boot. Completing the tale established in their critically acclaimed 2015 EP "Finis Omnium Ignorantiam," Praenuntius Infiniti is one hour of flesh-melting, bone-busting death metal, infused with slamming elements and spine-shrinking breakdowns that capture the very crux of heavy, intense music. Produced by Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy), the band’s Unique Leader Records debut displays Vulvodynia’s continued maturation and incorporation of melodic, technical and hyper aggressive elements into their backbone of brutal slamming death metal, to achieve what stands as their most diverse, engaging and immolating offer to date.

On the concept, the band conclude: "Praenuntius Infiniti tells the story of an interdimensional godlike being and his quest for ultimate power. After being cast out into the abyss by the elder Gods, Praenuntius begins devouring all of the known Multiverse on his journey to divine omnipotence. At the end of our 2015 release Finis Omnium Ignorantiam the earth gets eaten and travels through centuries of darkness down his gullet into the eternal wasteland of galaxies. The heavens are slowly torn asunder as the Gods scramble for a plan to defeat him. Battles rage and drama unfolds as the earth and other planets within his belly try to fight off the ruthless invasion of his spawn. Shall the Gods prevail or shall Praenuntius devour all!?" More...

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Brymir Signs With Napalm Records

Napalm Records is proud to announce the signing of melodic/death metal juggernaut Brymir, hailing from Helsinki, Finland. The outfit features Joona Björkroth (Battle Beast) on guitars and started out to stir up the scene in 2011 with their debut full-length, "Breathe Fire To The Sun," uniting folk metal influences with cinematic soundscapes and hard hitting, fast-paced melodic death impacts that became even more present on the sophomore record, "Slayer of Gods" (2016).

Since their formation in 2006, Brymir has shared stages with various greats like Children Of Bodom, Wolfheart, Ensiferum and Finntroll - just to name a few. After their highly anticipated third release, Wings of Fire (2019), and smashing festivals like Summer Breeze, Tuska Festival or the Nordic Metal Cruise, Brymir are currently working on new music, set for release via Napalm Records in 2022.

Brymir frontman and vocalist Viktor Gullichsen on the signing:
"We are beyond excited to announce that BRYMIR has signed a worldwide recording contract with the legendary label Napalm Records. With this newly-forged alliance we are headed towards a whole new level of opportunity and conquest. Are you ready for the coming storm? We sure as hell are!"

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Akiavel Premiere New Music Video "Comrade"

French melodic death metal band Akiavel premiere a new song entitled “Comrade”, taken from their new album "Væ Victis", out in stores now via Bandcamp. The lyrics are based on the story of the Russian serial killer Andrei Chikatilo.

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Krigsgrav Premiere New Single

Dallas, Texas-based Krigsgrav premiere a new single titled “The Sun No Longer Reaches Here”, taken from their upcoming new record "The Sundering". The band will release "The Sundering" on August 6 via Wise Blood Records, you can find pre-order information at their Bandcamp page.


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Ænigmatum Premiere New Song "Forged From Bedlam"

Portland, Oregon's Ænigmatum premiere a new track entitled “Forged From Bedlam”, taken from their upcoming new second full-length "Deconsecrate". The new record is due for release on August 13th by 20 Buck Spin.

Check out now "Forged From Bedlam" below.

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Hooded Menace Premiere New Single

Finnish death/doom metal band Hooded Menace premiere another new single named “Chime Diabolicus” (paired with a lyric video again) and taken from the new album "The Tritonus Bell", which will be released on August 27th by Season of Mist.

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Lacuna Coil Premiere New Live Video "Veneficium"

Lacuna Coil premiere the below live music video for the track “Veneficium”, taken from their upcoming live set, “Live From The Apocalypse“, due out this Friday, June 25th. That release features the band’s September 2020 livestreamed performance, that took place at the Alcatraz Club, Milan, Italy last September.


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