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Metal News for June 5, 2021

Last updated on August 3, 2021 at 3:47 AM ET

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8 news articles posted on this day.

Light The Torch Posts New Music Video Online

Light The Torch - Howard Jones [vocals], Francesco Artusato [guitar], and Ryan Wombacher [bass] — will release their new album and second full length "You Will Be the Death of Me" on June 25 via Nuclear Blast. You can pre-order the album here. To celebrate the upcoming release, the band has posted a new music video online for the song, "Let Me Fall Apart," which can be seen below.

Light the Torch have announced a full-length performance airing on album release day — Friday, June 25 at 7pm ET. The set will include several songs from You Will Be the Death of Me, which have never been performed live before. It will also include a VIP Zoom hang out with the band beforehand. Tickets for the performance are just $12 and are available at this location.


"I loved this song as soon as I heard it," says Jones. "The music stuck in my head, so I knew I had to work on it right from the beginning of writing the new album. [Guitarist] Francesco [Artusato] wrote a huge chorus so I did my best to match that energy. We are thrilled for this to finally see the light of day."

Artusato also weighs in on the track, saying, "The initial idea for this song was to combine an 'old school' type of guitar riff and vibe — because I love to hear Howard sing over that style — with a more 'contemporary' type of arrangement and chorus. I remember writing and arranging the chorus, and feeling that it had the potential to become great knowing what Howard could do with it. And of course he delivered once again. This was one of the first songs that we worked on during pre-production and it felt really good right away. It was definitely one of the songs that helped shape the sound for the rest of the record."

The video was directed by Ramon Boutviseth, who also lensed the video for first single "Wilting in the Light." Revolver called the song a "powerhouse," while Loudwire applauded the track for its "spacious guitar playing and textured atmosphere" and noted that "Jones delivers a remarkable hook over the chorus and although the song sounds overtly uplifting, the singer's lyrics channel a different energy entirely, setting up a wondrous juxtaposition." More...

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Sepultura Announces "SepulQuarta" Live Album

While the pandemic paralyzed the entire world and prevented bands from touring, Latin America's biggest metal export Sepultura refused to sit back and act like an animal trapped in a cage. Like the flowers growing out of the deceased bird’s body depicted on the stunning colourful cover artwork by Eduardo Recife, the thrash metal pioneers from Belo Horizonte made good use of their unexpected free time to start a project that kept them busy throughout the entirety of 2020 - their new live album SepulQuarta will see the light of day on August 13th. The pre-order for this one-of-a-kind release featuring renowned guest musicians from all over the world is now live.

Get your copy of the CD or an eco-friendly recycled vinyl (available in black or individually marbled) here.

"'SepulQuarta' was born at the very beginning of the pandemic when everything was halted," guitarist Andreas Kisser remembers. "We had a new album out, but we couldn’t tour for it. Therefore, we created this recurring event where we could talk with our fans around the world, play our music and exchange ideas, it was a blast! 'SepulQuarta' kept us alive and strong throughout one of the most difficult times in human history." More...

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Deicide To Tour Europe With Krisiun And Crypta

American death metal legends Deicide has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour with Europe in the Spring of 2022. Joining them on the trek will be Brazilian death metal veterans Krisiun and Brazil's latest death metal merchants, Crypta.

Deicide themselves are currently working on new material, which guitarist Chris Cannella described recently as "really strong" and "aggressive." Crypta, which features former members of Nervosa and Burning Witches, will release their debut full length, "Echoes Of The Soul" through Napalm Records on June 11th.

The tour dates are as follows:

April 8 Leeuwarden, Netherlands
April 10 London, United Kingdom
April 11 Birmingham, United Kingdom
April 12 Manchester, United Kingdom
April 13 Glasgow, United Kingdom
April 14 Belfast, Northern Ireland
April 15 Dublin, Ireland
April 16 Bristol, United Kingdon
April 17 London, United Kingdom
April 19 Hamburg, Germany
April 20 Kolding, Denmark
April 21 Essen, Germamy
April 22 Prague, Czechia
April 23 Leipzig, Germany
April 24 Mannheim, Germany
April 26 Munich, Germany
April 27 Stuttgart, Germany
April 28 Paris, France
April 29 Toulouse, France
April 30 Bilbao, Spain
May 2 Sevilla, Spain
May 3 Murcia, Spain
May 42 Madrid, Spain
May 5 Barcelona, Spain
May 6 Villeurbanne, France
May 7 Aarau, Switzerland
May 8 Eindhoven, Netherlands

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Sortilege To Release Album Of Re-Recorded Songs

Reunited French heavy metal veterans Sortilege, who returned in January of last year for the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, has now confirmed that they will be releasing a brand new album named, "Phoenix" on August 27th through Verycords / Warner. The record was mixed by the band and Anthony Arconte and mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound Studios and will feature twelve re-recorded songs, as well as two new tracks. This will mark the first new material to be heard from Sortilege since the "Larmes de héros" album, released in 1986. More...

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Concrete Premiere New Music Video "Path of Fire"

Albany, NY-based death metal/hardcore band Concrete premiere a new music video for “Path of Fire”, taken from their latest album "Free Us From Existence", out now on all streaming platforms via Bloodblast Entertainment.


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Lions At The Gate (Ex-Ill Niño) Premiere Single

Lions At The Gate - featuring former members of Ill Niño including singer Cristian Machado and guitarists Ahrue “Luster” Ilustre and Diego Verduzco - premiere their debut track “Not Even Human” streaming via YouTube below.

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Decapitated Premiere New Music Video


Decapitated premiere some previously unreleased live footage in the below music video for the band's early track “Cemeteral Gardens“. This song fis taken from their new demo collection, “The First Damned (Demos)“, out in stores now and featuring material originally recorded back in 1997-1998.

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Watch Max & Iggor Cavalera Play Sepultura Classic


Ex-Sepultura members Max Cavalera (vocals/guitar), Iggor Cavalera (drums) and early guitarist Jairo Guedz recently joined forces for a quarantined performance of the “Bestial Devastation” song “Antichrist“. Check it out below:

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