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Metal News for June 26, 2021

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8 news articles posted on this day.

Abstracted Shares New Music Video

The Brazilian progressive death metal act Abstracted – whose sound blends the blistering technicality of acts such as Obscura and Edge of Sanity with moments evoking the melodic side of bands such as Opeth and Fates Warning – have unveiled a music video for their new song "Wither To Dust." The track is now available for streaming/download through all digital music outlets, and the video – which premiered earlier this week via MetalSucks - below.

"Wither To Dust" is the second preview of the quintet's debut full-length, "Atma Conflux," which will be released worldwide later this year. Says the band, "'Wither to Dust' talks about the moment when you are facing the fears, agony and wounds that you carry in your life's journey. Tibetan Buddhism and Gnosis are references that we approach in this song. The cover art for the single by the artist Fernando Kao brings the representations of this state between death and rebirth. The song is part of a concept story, narrating the path of the protagonist, showing his thoughts and experiences in this spiritual journey. Old-school thrash/death riffs, melodic guitars with a power metal feel, '80s synth prog solos, deathcore riffs and modern breakdowns are the background for this trip inside the protagonist's mind. We hope you all enjoy it, because we are delivering with all our hearts."

Abstracted was formed in the band's hometown of Sao Paolo, Brazil in 2014. The group was initially birthed from the ashes of Nyth, a previous band that Rosano Matiussi (vocals/guitars) and Guilherme Nolasco (guitars) had been involved with. After their first live performance – rounded out by drummer Alexandre Dantas and then-bassist Allen Lordaro – the new group entered the studio to record an album showcasing a sound that was birthed by a love for bands that balanced metallic intensity with a propensity to stretch the progressive boundaries of the genre.

Abstracted began recording their debut full-length, "Atma Conflux," in 2018, and continued writing, crafting, and producing the record throughout 2019 and 2020. The new album sees the group – which recently welcomed keyboardist Carol Claro – integrating synthesizers and orchestral keyboards into their already-expansive sound. With their lineup now fully solidified, a new album ready and live performances imminent soon, Abstracted is poised to unleash their sound to the masses in 2021. More...

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Green Lung To Release New Album In October

Green Lung have re-emerged from their mulchy catacombs to present the follow-up to their debut album, "Woodland Rites." "Black Harvest" will be released this autumn on October 22 via Svart Records. Black Harvest will be available on heavy-weight vinyl, CD, and digital formats, and is available to preorder here.

Green Lung vocalist Tom Templar comments: "After reissuing Woodland Rites we were beset by the plague and the cancellation of our tour schedule. But these events gave us the chance to hide away like hermits in the middle of nowhere and create the definitive soundtrack to the folk horror film in our heads. We are grateful to all our fans for their patience, and we can’t wait to finally bring these songs to life onstage later this year."

Recorded at Giant Wafer Studios in rural mid-Wales over the course of two weeks with longtime producer Wayne Adams (Petbrick, Big Lad), before being mastered by John Davis at Metropolis (Led Zeppelin, Royal Blood), it’s a more expansive and textured record than anything the band have done before, boasting a cinematic quality and more attention to detail. All samples were sourced from the local countryside and from instruments found in the studio, including the haunting opening vocal of The Harrowing which was recorded on a whim after the band broke into the local church (the organ can be heard creaking in the background).

Picking up where the self-released "Woodland Rites" left off, on "Black Harvest," Green Lung continues to draw inspiration from Britain's rich history of folklore, from witchcraft, and from cultish horror films. Nature - as always - is woven into the fabric of the songs; this time around the album was recorded in late autumn, and the seasonal atmosphere seeped into the music, which is redolent of mists, falling leaves, and the crumbling glory of the Magnificent Seven cemeteries of London, the city the band calls home. More...

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Crypta's Vocalist On New Album, Women And Brazil

When vocalist/bassist Fernanda Lira and drummer Luana Dametto announced last year that they were leaving thrash metal trio Nervosa, many fans were not just upset, but unsure as to what the future held. Shortly after, the duo announced that they had teamed up with Burning Witches guitarist Sonia Anubis, who would leave the aforementioned band soon afterwards and fellow Brazillian Tainá Bergamaschi to forge Crypta, an all female force of death metal. For almost a year, fans were desperate to hear the material the quartet had been working on and finally, only a few weeks ago (June 11th,) the band unleashed their debut album, "Echoes Of The Soul."

The album has been receiving rave reviews from across the metal world since its release, owing to its modern take on nineties death metal music, excellent musicianship and extreme nature. To find out more about the album, I caught up with Fernanda Lira herself, with whom I discussed "Echoes Of The Soul," the variety displayed on the record, politics, women in metal and whether terms like "all female" or "female fronted" still fly today, her thoughts on the current lineup of Nervosa and much more. You can watch the in depth interview in full below. More...

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Emperor Postpones Latin American Tour

Norwegian black metal icons Emperor has confirmed that their scheduled tour of Latin America has now been pushed back to May of 2022. To get a taste of the current Emperor lineup live, you can check out the band's recent livestream show below.

The new tour dates are as follows:

May 13 - Auditorio Blackberry, Mexico City, Mexico
May 15 - Royal Center, Bogotá, Colombia
May 18 - Teatro Caupolicán, Santiago, Chile
May 20 - Audio Club, São Paulo, Brazil More...

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Artach Posts "Shimmer" Music Video

Coming from the coldest, windiest, snowiest, and foggiest city in Canada, St. John’s, Newfoundland's Artach is heavily influenced by nature and even takes after the bleak climate they are surrounded by. The result of months of winter provides inspiration for their raw, epic black metal that is in their new album "Sworn to Avenge," which is now available via Depressive Illusions Records as of June 25th.

As described by Artach, their music is angry, savage, unhinged, but contains melody and some twists and turns to surprise the listener. Varied song tempos mixing blasting with thrashy, punky, doomy elements keep the sounds interesting and not monotone. They go into further detail about releasing their new music video for "Shimmer" for the full length's release day:

"Lyrically, this one is more descriptive and doesn’t have any hidden meanings. Those shimmering and dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis can be seen even here in Newfoundland, but further north they look magnificent. There’s a spoken part in this one taken from a part of a poem by David Vedder (1790-1854) that was written about the Northern Lights. Musically this one is one of the more black metal sounding songs with lots of blast beats but as always, tempered with melody and hand-banging riffage." More...

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Lacerate Thy Maker Premiere New Song & Music Video

Corpus Christi, Texas-based deathcore band Lacerate Thy Maker premiere a new single and music video named “Parasitosis”, taken from their upcoming new EP "Submergence". The effort will be out in stores July 23, 2021 via Realityfade.

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Leach Premiere New Video - Soilwork Singer Guests

Swedish melodic death/thrash metal act Leach premiere a new official music video for “D.O.D”. The track is taken from their new album "Lovely Light of Life", out in stores now via Brutal Records. Soilwork vocalist Björn 'Speed' Strid guests on this particular song.

Check out now "D.O.D" below.

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Galvanizer Premiere New Song "The Ever-Crescent"

Finnish death metal trio Galvanizer premiere a new song entitled “The Ever-Crescent”, taken from their upcoming new album "Prying Sight of Imperception", due out on July 26, 2021. Me Saco Un Ojo will be releasing the record on vinyl LP, while Everlasting Spew will handle the CD version.

Check out now "The Ever-Crescent" below.


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