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Carnal Forge - Launch New Lyric VIdeo

The official lyric video "Reforged" from Swedish metallers Carnal Forge, is now available for streaming. The track is taken from the group's upcoming album, Gun To Mouth Salvation, which will hit the stores on January 25th, 2019 via ViciSolum Productions. It was produced by Carnal Forge, mixed by Petri Kuusisto, Jari Kuusisto, Jocke Skog & Carnal Forge, and mastered at Radionika Studio by Dino Medanhodzic. The lyric video was done by Federico Boss (Abstract Chaos Design).

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Posted: 28.12.2018 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

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Tomb Mold - Working On New Album

There is no time out for Tomb Mold. Toronto-based death metal machine and their label 20 Buck Spin are excited to announce, that the band already started working on their follow up to Manor Of Infinite Forms, which was released in June, 2018. The recording process for their forthcoming full length will begin early in the new year. Stay tuned for more.

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Posted: 28.12.2018 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Enslaved - Touring In Latin America Next March

Norwegian masters Enslaved are pleased to unveil new touring plans for next year. They will visit lands across the area of Latin America in March, 2019. The band will present their well-established latest record E, released back in October, 2017. Official tour flyer with dates can be found below.

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Posted: 28.12.2018 by Abattoir | Comments (3)

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Criminal - Announce New Drummer, To Record Album Next Summer

Chilean metal veterans Criminal have announced the addition of Danilo Estrella as their new drummer. Estrella will repalce Zac O'Neil, who left the band amicably over a year ago. With the addition of Estrella, the Criminal line-up is now three fourths Chilean again. The band also confirmed that they will enter the studio in the summer to record the follow-up to 2016's Fear Itself. The new record will be released by Metal Blade Records towards the end of 2019.

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Posted: 28.12.2018 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Artillery - The Face Of Fear

Artillery showed us a new face with 2013's Legions, a clean, traditional heavy metal sound rather different from what the band had been known for. 2016's Penalty By Perception undertook a harsher course correction, driving back into thrash. The Face Of Fear splits the difference.

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Posted: 28.12.2018 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (6)

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Protector - Streaming New Song

Old school death thrash violators Protector are excited to share a brand new track, called "Three Legions". The track is taken from the group's upcoming studio album, Summon The Hordes, which will be released in the spring of 2019 through High Roller Records. It will be available in both vinyl and CD versions, and on streaming media. Summon The Hordes was recorded, mixed and mastered by Harris Johns at Phonostudio in Berlin and Wolfden Studio in Stockholm.

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Posted: 27.12.2018 by Bad English | Comments (1)

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Adastra

Adastra was concieved in 2001, by Olli Anttila and Teemu Kurki. The two jammed together with Olli in the drums and Teemu on the guitar and played mostly covers under the name 'Paralysion'. Santeri Vauramo joined the band in 2002 to became the bass player of Paralysion. After that, the band started to concentrate on their own material. Soon Jussi Ruokolainen asked if the boys could jam with him in his band´s rehearsal room. Afterwards Jussi was asked to become the permanent drummer of Paralysion as Olli switched to guitar.

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Posted: 27.12.2018 by Bad English

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Conan - Announce New Album For 2019, North American Tour

Conan have shared brief, yet exciting news recently. In upcoming January, they will begin working on new studio record, the follow up to Existential Void Guardian, that was released back in September. Additionally, the band also confirmed a string of tour dates, spreading across the lands of North America (west part), until it will be concluded in Austin, TX at SXSW festival.

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Posted: 27.12.2018 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Batushka - Future Unclear, Two Parties Claim That The Other Is Out Of The Band (Update)

Krzysztof "Derph" Drabikowski has posted the following video on YouTube, detailing his and Batushka's situation:

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Posted: 27.12.2018 by RaduP | Comments (17)

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Chthonic - Performance In Hong Kong Canceled Due To Visa Denial

Taiwanese metal band Chthonic were to perform at On The Pulse Of Music Festival in Hong Kong but had to cancel their appearance due to frontman Freddy Lim's visa being denied. The reason, apparently, is because the singer didn't "possess a special skill, knowledge or experience of value". More can be read below.

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Posted: 27.12.2018 by RaduP | Comments (3)

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Arch Enemy - Photographer Banned From All Future Performances Over Copyright Dispute

Edit: Arch Enemy's singer and Thunderball Clothing's Marta Gabriel have issues statements regarding this dispute.

Arch Enemy's current front-woman Alissa White-Gluz and former front-woman/current manager Angela Gossow are under fire from Metal Blast after they've chosen to ban Metal Blast's own J Salmeron from photographing all future performances of the band. The ban stems from a dispute with both White-Gluz and Gossow and the photographer who published a photograph of White-Gluz at Fortarock festival. Salmeron noticed that his photograph of White-Gluz was appropriated by the merchandise company Thunderball Clothing and used for marketing their products without his approval.

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Posted: 27.12.2018 by ScottyM | Comments (39)

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Exhumed - To Tour South America With Beyond Creation

California-based extreme metallers Exhumed are pleased to announce that they will be heading out on South American tour in April, 2019. Joining them on the road will be Canadian prog/tech death metal band Beyond Creation. Dates are available down under, with more to be announced additionally.

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Posted: 27.12.2018 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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The Haarp Machine - Premiere New Music Video

UK-based metallers The Haarp Machine premiere a new official music video for their track "The Nadir". Originally, the band planned to release the video arriving at the 66% mark of their ongoing crowdfunding campaign. With the campaign presently sitting at 6% of its £32,999 goal, it seems those plans have changed. Video was directed by Sitcom Soldiers. More details on upcoming new effort to follow.

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Posted: 27.12.2018 by Abattoir | Comments (7)

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Death Karma - The History Of Death & Burial Rituals Part II

Usually when albums about death are memorable, it's due to how personal they feel. Death Karma, a project by Cult Of Fire members, took the cultural approach to talking about death. Here's the second part of their "study" of death rituals from around the world.

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Posted: 27.12.2018 by RaduP | Comments (2)

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Whoredom Rife - Nid: Hymner Av Hat

Yep, this is Norwegian black metal.

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Posted: 27.12.2018 by RaduP | Comments (4)

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Oranssi Pazuzu - New Project With Dark Buddha Rising, To Release Album

The awe-inspiring Finnish metal psychedelicists Oranssi Pazuzu and their Tampere cohorts Dark Buddha Rising, known for their grandiose slug-paced ritualist doom metal, have recorded a new full length album, to be released worldwide via Svart Records on April 5th, 2019. Syntheosis will be released under the project Waste Of Space Orchestra. A short album teaser is also available for streaming.

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Posted: 26.12.2018 by Abattoir | Comments (9)