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Poppy - I Disagree

I'm about as hip to current trends in pop music and internet culture as your average suburban father of two,* so (That) Poppy, who has two albums and a preestablished YouTube career that I have no intention of researching further, is a complete unknown to me.

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Garganjua - Toward The Sun

These days "traditional" doom metal, the type that's highly derivative of Black Sabbath, Pentagram, and/or Electric Wizard, tends to bore me quite a lot. This corner of the metal spectrum is so much more interesting when it's either left field and abstract as all hell (see Monolithe, Bloody Panda) or when it's merged with other genres and styles. Take a lesson from Garganjua for the latter.

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Exhorder - Founding Guitarist Vinnie LaBella Out Of The Band

Exhorder have just announced on Facebook that they have parted ways with founding guitarist Vinnie LaBella. The band will go on tour with Overkill as planned, but it has not been revealed who will replace LaBella. Singer Kyle Thomas is now the sole remaining founding member of the group.

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White Stones - Release 'Drowned In Time' Lyric Video

White Stones, a solo death metal project from Opeth bassist Martin Mendez, reveal official lyric video for the second new single off his debut studio effort Kuarahy. The latter is set for March 13th release via Nuclear Blast Records. Give a spin to "Drowned In Time" below.

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Shrapnel - New Studio Album Announced, Stream First Single

UK thrashers Shrapnel are unveiling details for their third studio album, to be entitled Palace For The Insane. It will consist of 10 and will be out on 15th May, 2020 via Candlelight Records/Universal Music. Their album was recorded in collaboration with Samuel Turbitt of Ritual Sound Studios. Additionally, Shrapnel share first single "Salt The Earth", available for listening down under.

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Darkenhöld - Upcoming Album In Recording Process

Darkenhöld, French black metal trio, have confirmed that they are currently recording their upcoming album at Studio du Pénitent (Nicolas "Ranko" Muller). The new full-length will be released on November 6th, 2020 via Les Acteurs de l'Ombre Productions. Below you can also check out a 5-minute-long clip from the recording sessions. More to follow.

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Semblant - Unveil New Single And Video 'Murder Of Crows'

On March 6th, gothic metal bringers from Brazil Semblant will unleash their third full-length offering, Obscura. Prior the release, the band have put out a music video for another new single, called "Murder Of Crows". Directed, produced and edited by Caio Cobra.

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Uada - Drummer Quits, Latin American Shows Canceled

It looks as if Uada and Latin America don't blend well together. The Portland-based band that has been nominated in the Drama Of The Year category of our 2019 Metal Storm Awards for "battling against the elements" in Mexico, has now canceled their appearances on the Black Moon Shows Festival in El Salvador and Guatemala. The reason given by Uada is that their drummer quit just hours before these shows and the other members were informed of his decision via Facebook.

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Ænimus - Share New Video Clip, Announce Line-Up Changes

US metal band Ænimus present the official music video for the track "Between Iron And Silver". This track comes off their latest album Dreamcatcher, released one year ago via Nuclear Blast. Ænimus have also announced the departure of guitarist Sean Swafford, who will be replaced by Greg Paulson.

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Paysage d'Hiver

One-man ambient black metal band from Berne, Switzerland, formed in 1997. Sole member is Tobias Möckl a.k.a. "Wintherr", also of Darkspace. Paysage d'Hiver is French and translates to "Landscape of Winter"; their songs' lyrics talk overall about winter, darkness, and out of body experience. Wintherr has cited the Burzum albums Hvis Lyset Tar Oss and Filosofem, among others, as an inspiration for his music. All of Paysage d'Hivers own material are released through Kunsthall Produktionen, a label Wintherr runs together with Nimosh of the band Nordlicht.

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Posted: 22.02.2020 by Bad English

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Loathe - I Let It In And It Took Everything

Metalcore took a lot of directions lately, some went to a more alternative rock sound, some more progressive djent, some in a more atmospheric direction. Loathe add nu metal, mathcore and... shoegaze?

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Posted: 22.02.2020 by RaduP | Comments (0)

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Winterfylleth - New Record In May, Streaming Title-Track

Winterfylleth are proud to announce their new studio album, The Reckoning Dawn, which is set to be released on 8th of May through Candlelight Records. Listen to the first single and title-track via YouTube below. You can pre-order the record on various formats by heading over here.

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Posted: 22.02.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Chelsea Wolfe - Reveal Australian & New Zealand Tour Dates

Chelsea Wolfe will be touring Australia & New Zealand with her full band in June with special guest Emma Ruth Rundle playing solo on all dates. Chelsea will be performing in support of her latest full length effort, Birth Of Violence.

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Posted: 22.02.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Lorna Shore - Immortal

Looking at that cover art, I wouldn't have guessed that this is a deathcore album. But that seems to be more commonplace nowadays.

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Posted: 22.02.2020 by RaduP | Comments (6)

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Wardruna - Reveal New Single And Video 'Grá'

Wardruna are excited to premiere video clip for the newest single, called "Grá" (Grey). The latter is part of the group's forthcoming studio record, Kvitravn, due out on June 5th, 2020. Video was directed by Tuukka Koski. Check it out.

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Posted: 22.02.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (3)

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Chronus - Ink Deal With Listenable Records

Sweden's Chronus and French label Listenable Records have inked a new record deal. Listenable will release the band's second studio album this coming spring, dubbed Idols. More album details to come. Stay tuned.

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Posted: 22.02.2020 by Abattoir | Comments (0)