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Metal News for July 14, 2021

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

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5 news articles posted on this day.

Perpetual Etude To Release Debut Album In October

Perpetual Etude joins Black Lodge Records, releasing their debut album "Now Is The Time" on October 15, 2021. Packed with blazing guitar and keyboard solos, fast and heavy riffing and very melodic vocals, this is definetely something you don't want to miss out on.

The Swedes comment: "Alert! Perpetual Etude hereby proudly presents having signed a record deal with Black Lodge Records. This collaboration is a big, awesome step for the band, who already have a full album ready to share with the world. As soon as the world comes back to normal, they state that they will get out on the road and celebrate with you!"

The first album will be released October 15, 2021. They are also happy to announce that two singles will be released before the album comes out. "Once We Were One" will be released in August, and "Show Me" in September. More...

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Insurgent Releases "Dogma" Music Video

One of the UK's most thrilling new metal prospects, Insurgent, have announced the release of their debut EP "Sentient," on 6th August. The band have also issued a new single "Dogma." You can check out the video below.

"Dogma" is a statement to those who delude themselves about the realities of the world to the detriment of those around them, with musicality that bites with ferocious force. Reflecting on "Dogma's" creation and inspiration, the band share their excitement for the singles release: "We're really excited to be sharing 'Dogma' with the world. It's a little fiercer than the last two tracks and shows another side to our sound that we've been keen to explore. The track delves into a more sadistic territory both lyrically and musically whilst staying true to our ambition to blend heavy instrumentation with powerful and emotive melodic themes throughout."

Commenting on the record as a whole, guitarist Joe Rowley states: "We always chase that perfect blend between heavy rhythms and memorable, powerfully delivered vocal melodies and we feel that Sentient is the perfect collection of songs with which to present our sound to the world. Lyrically, we like to challenge the status quo and tackle the various problems associated with modern society whilst encouraging people to reflect on their behaviour and how they could change it for the better. There is always a tricky balance to be struck between sounding new and exciting whilst still remaining identifiable, and without alienating your audience. We feel like this is the musical space in which we thrive and we will always promise to deliver music that exceeds the expectations of the rock and metal world." More...

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Crystal Lake Posts New Music Video Online

Japan's biggest metal export to come along in years, Crystal Lake, is paying their respects to music's fallen heroes with a pulverizing new single titled "Curse" today with SharpTone Records. The track is available now for streaming and the official video can be viewed below.

Commenting on the single, vocalist Ryo states:

"'Curse' is about the legacies that legends in the music industry who passed away. They fought for music. They still make us dream to this day. I'm always grateful to them so I wanted to pay homage." More...

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Decapitated Announces 25th Anniversary Tour Dates

Having recently released their critically acclaimed early demos collection The First Damned, Decapitated are proud to announce that 2022 will mark their return to Europe-wide touring. The 33-date trek, launched in celebration of their 25th anniversary, will see the masterly death metallers hit stages across 11 different countries. Special guests on the run will be Black Tongue, Heart Of A Coward and Inferi.

Decapitated's Vogg commented,
"25 years in the band… Wow, I would have never ever guessed it would survive that long. But time flies and we are still here as strong as ever, with the new album almost there and an amazing line-up, ready to get out on the road again. This is just the beginning! We are ready to discover, learn and conquer more than before!!! So, let's celebrate together and let's have some fun friends!"

Tickets will go on sale this Friday 16th June at 10am BST here.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Lotus Eater Disbands Following Abuse Allegations

Only nine days before the scheduled release of their debut album, "Where The Body Goes," Scottish metalcore outfit Lotus Eater has announced that they are to disband. This comes after three women came forward of allegations of sexual and physical abuse against frontman Paul Collins, including rape on a social media account named Surviving Paul Collins. The vocalist has denied all accusations and claims that he intends to take legal action to clear his name and that his partner will soon be making a statement in his defence.

Following their breakup, Lotus Eater has been replaced by death metal band Foetal Juice on Bloodstock bill. It is not yet known whether or not "Where The Body Goes" will be released.

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