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Metal News for July 27, 2021

Last updated on September 27, 2021 at 3:08 AM ET

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7 news articles posted on this day.

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Former Slipknot Drummer Dead Aged 46

Joey Jordison, best known as the drummer of Iowa nine piece Slipknot, has reportedly died in his sleep. He was 46 years old. No further details have been confirmed thus far and a message from the family reads as follows:

"Joey's death has left us with empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow. To those that knew Joey, understood his quick wit, his gentle personality, giant heart and his love for all things family and music. The family of Joey have asked that friends, fans and media understandably respect our need for privacy and peace at this incredibly difficult time."

Jordison co wrote a number of Slipknot songs during his time with Slipknot, whom he joined when they were still called The Pale Ones, before leaving in 2013. He was also a founding member of Murderdolls along with Tripp Elsen of Static-X and most recently was known for his work with Scar The Martyr and Sinsaenum.

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2021 Josefstadt Finalizes Lineup

Mini Brutal Assault (AKA Josefstadt) has announced the final bands that will be playing over three days in just a couple of weeks in the Czech Republic. Vader and Hypocrisy were the two big names on the list, bringing the total number of bands up to 42--14 bands a day with no overlapping bands. Normally, there is no way to see all of the bands at Brutal Assault, but with the scaled-down setup, attendees can witness every band if they choose.

Hypocrisy's Peter Tägtgren @ 2019 Brutal Assault

Vader wasn't a big surprise as two of the bands they are currently touring with were already on the program. Metal Underground will be at two of Vader's shows this week in Poland as well.

For more on the bands, and to purchase tickets, click on the image below.

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Reaping Asmodeia Premiere New Song & Music Video

Minneapolis-based progressive/technical death metal outfit Reaping Asmodeia premiere their music video for “False Awakening”, taken from their upcoming new album "Darkened Infinity", which will be out in stores on October 15 via Prosthetic Records.

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Grand Cadaver (Dark Tranquillity) Premiere Song

Grand Cadaver - the group featuring frontman Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquillity), guitarists Stefan Lagergren (ex-Expulsion) and Alex Stjernfeldt (Let Them Hang, Novarupta), bassist Christian Jansson (Pagandom), and drummer Daniel Liljekvist (ex-Katatonia) - premiere their track "Reign Through Fire" streaming via Spotify below:

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Montezuma’s Revenge Premiere New Music Video For "

Moscow stoner doom/sludge act Montezuma’s Revenge premiere a new music video for “Soyux-111 (Terrore Su Venere)”, taken from their new album "S.W.I.M", out now on DTH Records.

Check out now "Soyux-111 (Terrore Su Venere)" below.

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Signs Of The Swarm Premiere New Music Video

Signs Of The Swarm premiere a new music video for their song “Hollow Prison“, which features a guest appearance of Despised Icon singer Alex Erian. “Hollow Prison“ is off the band's impending new record “Absolvere“, which is slated for a September 24th release by Unique Leader Records.

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Metal Church React To The Passing Of Mike Howe

Mike Howe - the 55-year-old singer for the long-running metal band Metal Church - has sadly passed away. The group themselves released the below statement via social media:

“It is with our deepest regrets that we must announce the passing of our brother, our friend and true legend of heavy metal music. Mike Howe passed away this morning at his home in Eureka, California. We are devastated and at a loss for words. Please respect our privacy and the Howe family’s privacy during this most difficult time.”

A cause of death was not revealed so far. Mike Howe had originally joined Metal Church in 1988, staying with them until 1996. He would later return to front the outfit from 2015 until his unexpected passing.

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