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Consummation - The Great Solar Hunter

Turns out there's more to Australian death metal than Portal.

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Posted: 26.06.2019 by RaduP | Comments (0)

Articles
Wait A Minute! This Isn't Metal! - May 2019

We here at Metal Storm pride ourselves on our thousands of metal reviews and interviews and article; metal is our collective soul and passion, which is why we bother with this junk. That being said, we'd be lying if we stuck to our trve-kvlt guns and claimed that metal is the only thing we ever listen to. Whether we want to admit it or not, we do check out some other stuff from time to time; some of us are more poptimistic than others, but there's a whole world out there aside from Satan-worshiping black metal and dragon-slaying power metal. This article series is the place for those artists who don't matter to metal in the slightest (more or less) but still warrant some conversation - after all, good music, is good music, and we all know metal isn't the only thing on this planet for any of us.

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Posted: 26.06.2019 by RaduP | Comments (2)

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Rammstein - Confirm 2020 European Stadium Tour

Rammstein are currently in the middle of their sold-out 'European Stadium Tour', which will last till the end of an August. So, what next? Well, the Germans have confirmed another batch of dates and second round of stadium touring across the Europe, scheduled for 2020. Check out the list of dates below, with more to be announced soon.

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Posted: 26.06.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (5)

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Wormed - 'Cryptoubiquity' Lyric Video Streaming

Another new track has become available for listening from the Wormed camp. "Cryptoubiquity" appears on the band's forthcoming EP Metaportal, available in stores from July 19th, 2019. It can be streamed below as a lyric video, which was created by Aimed & Framed.

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Posted: 26.06.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (2)

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Alcest - Reveal New Album Title, Cover Artwork And Release Date

After a long and intensive work period at the Drudenhaus Studio, Alcest can finally announce that they have finished the recordings of their sixth studio album. The first full-length to appear under their new label, Nuclear Blast, is entitled Spiritual Instinct, and will see the light of day on October 25th, 2019. The first single as well as the pre-order date will be revealed soon.

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Posted: 26.06.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (4)

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The Contortionist - Launch Music Video From Upcoming EP

On August 9th, The Contortionist will unleash their new EP, Our Bones, via Entertainment One / Good Fight Music. Our Bones was mixed and mastered by Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me), who worked on Language and Clairvoyant albums. The Contortionist also present new song and music video "Early Grave", directed by Corey Norman.

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Posted: 26.06.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Swallow The Sun - More European Tour Dates Confirmed

After touring across the European lands in April & May, Swallow The Sun have now confirmed another set of live dates over the 'old continent'. This time, they will be accompanied by Finland's October Tide and Oceanwake.

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Posted: 26.06.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (3)

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Killswitch Engage - New Album In August, Stream First Single

Killswitch Engage have completed their upcoming full length offering. This will be their eighth studio album and will be entitled Atonement, due on August 16th via Metal Blade Records. The band has also shared the first song of the album, called "Unleashed". Before the official album release, Killswitch Engage will spend the summer on a co-headline tour with Clutch, followed by a just announced fall Europe headline tour. All confirmed dates are below.

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Posted: 26.06.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Macbeth (GER) - Founding Member And Vocalist Died

German traditional heavy metal legionaries Macbeth (GER) have announced that their original vocalist in years 1985-1986, Tobias "Tobser" Nehmer, has passed away last week (on 21.06.2019). Statement from the group can be read below.

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Posted: 26.06.2019 by Bad English | Comments (0)

Reviews
Darkthrone - Old Star

Whatever your opinion is on Darkthrone, you have to acknowledge that this duo only churns out music that they like listening to themselves. With Old Star they keep doing exactly that and, moreover, it seems they couldn't care less about common promotional practice, since no one had a copy of this album before its release for reviewing purposes.

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Posted: 26.06.2019 by nikarg | Comments (8)

Bands
Massive Slavery

Born from a concept elaborated by Marc-André Barrette (ex-Paroxysm) and Joël St-Amant (Descend Into Nothingness), Massive Slavery was officially started in the winter of 2009.

Having previously worked with Joel in Descend into Nothingness, Pierre-Alexandre Mercier (Decrepity) didn't hesitate before joining the guys in Massive Slavery. Even if the band was still looking for a frontman, they begun to write and work on some material.

After a couple of months of research, they finally put the hand on Jonathan St-Pierre, who filled the frontman place in the newly formed quartet.

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Posted: 26.06.2019 by Starvynth

Bands
Darkness

The thrash-metal-command Darkness comes from the "Ruhrgebiet" in Germany, which was one of the most creative areas for thrash metal in the 1980s besides the bay-area around San Francisco.
The band was founded in 1984 and made itself a name with the demo tapes The Evil Curse, Titanic War and Spawn Of The Dark One. In the years 1987 to 1989 three albums were released. The first album Death Squad is regarded as a thrash classic and is known for this still today!

In 1991 the band split up. In 2004 Lacky and Arnd, two of the original members decided to reanimate the thrash-guerilla. In 2005 the albums Death Squad, Defenders Of Justice and Conclusion & Revival were re-released, in addition to that the CD Bocholt Live Squad was published, a live recording from May 17th 1987. The "history-recordings" were completed with the release of a three vinyl box named The Demos in 2008, including the demo tapes, the live recording of the Keep It True Festival gig of 2006 and extensive bonus material.

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Posted: 25.06.2019 by Starvynth

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Gwar - Announce N. American Tour With Sacred Reich

This fall, Gwar will be headlining a massive North American tour with Sacred Reich, Toxic Holocaust and Against The Grain performing along. Dubbed 'Use Your Collusion Tour', it will kick off on September 12th in Norfolk, VA and will run through November 5th in Indianapolis, IN. A complete list of dates can be found below.

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Posted: 25.06.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

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Hatriot - Share Lyric Video For New Single

US thrashers Hatriot have some new tunes to share. The band has launched a lyric video for their first single, "Organic Remains", coming from the forthcoming full length, entitled From Days Unto Darkness. The album is due on July 26th, 2019 via Massacre Records. Lyric video for "Organic Remains" was created by YOD Multimedia.

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Posted: 25.06.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Atlantean Kodex - New Guitarist In Group Ranks

German doom masters Atlantean Kodex are pleased to welcome and present Coralie Baier as a new guitarist and permanent member of the band. She will replace Michael Koch, who had left the band in the beginning of the last month.

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Posted: 25.06.2019 by Bad English | Comments (1)

Bands
Gorement

Gorement was a death metal band that formed in 1989 in Nyköping, Sweden. They recorded their first demos in 1991 and 1992. The "Obsequies..." demo was also released as a 7" through Afterworld Records in 1992. In February 1993 they recorded their one and only full-length album, "The Ending Quest" which was released by Crypta Records the following year. The label ripped the band off badly, and shortly after the album was released the label went bankrupt. All this led to original drummer Mattias Berglund leaving the band. His replacement was Robin Bergh and when he entered the band they also changed musically with a more heavy metal oriented sound. This in turn led to the band parting ways with vocalist Jimmy Karlsson. They decided to change their name to Pipers Dawn in 1996 with a new (female) singer and a new drummer.

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Posted: 25.06.2019 by Bad English