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Alestorm - Tour Over Canada Announced

This coming November, Alestorm will hit the cities of Canada for a headlining tour. Joining them on this run will be French melodic death metallers and label mates Aephanemer. See all confirmed dates via tour flyer below.

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Posted: 20.08.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Isole - Upcoming Album Streaming In Full

This Friday, August 23rd, Isole will set free their seventh full length album Dystopia. Prior the official release day, Swedish doomsters now stream entire album (49 minutes in total). Check out the new stuff below.

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Posted: 20.08.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

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Necrophobic - Part Ways With Bassist Alexander Friberg

Couple of days ago, Swedes Necrophobic announced that they have parted ways with bassist Alexander Friberg due to several reasons. Alexander, who joined the band in 2008, will be focusing on his other projects/bands, where he is involved in and active - Naglfar and Firespawn.

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Posted: 20.08.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (8)

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Paganizer - Launch New Track

Death metal machine Paganizer have another new track on the plate to share, taken from their upcoming studio album, The Tower Of The Morbid, due on November 1st. Give a listen to "Cannibal Remains" now by streaming it via YouTube down below.

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Posted: 20.08.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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King Diamond - Reveal New Album Details, North A. Tour Booked

After introducing a new live show, as well as music, at festivals across Europe this summer, King Diamond now unveiled the title for the first studio album in 12 years: The Institute. Fans can expect the debut single to arrive this fall and an album in 2020. In support of the upcoming effort, King Diamond will embark on a North American tour with Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats and Idle Hands this November & December. A tour teaser with a sneak peak of the new stage set can be viewed one step below.

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Posted: 19.08.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (8)

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Vision Divine - Announce New Studio Album, Details Unveiled

Italy's power metal representatives Vision Divine are excited to share details for their forthcoming, new full length. The follow-up to 2012's Destination Set To Nowhere will be entitled When All The Heroes Are Dead and will see the light on October 25th, 2019 via Scarlet Records in Europe/America and King Records in Japan. The new outing was produced by Olaf Thorsen and Alessio Lucatti, recorded and mixed by Simone Mularoni. The cover artwork was created by Federico Mondelli (Frozen Crown, Be The Wolf, Eldritch).

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Posted: 19.08.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (2)

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Madder Mortem - 20th Anniversary Re-Release Of 'Mercury' Album

Norwegian based metallers Madder Mortem have prepared a re-release of their debut studio album, Mercury, celebrating 20 years of its original release. This special edition of Mercury will be out on September 6th through Dark Essence Records, and will also contain five bonus tracks (three re-recordings and two brand new songs, based on old riffs from the Mercury-era). Now, you can check out the video clip for one of the bonus tracks, "Vigil", on YouTube down under. This clip, which was directed & edited by Randy M. Salo, was filmed on location in Nord-Odal, Hedmark County, Norway and Dresden, Germany.

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Posted: 19.08.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

Reviews
Sacred Reich - Awakening

Another thrash band from the '80s decides to unleash a new album in 2019 after decades of musical drought. It's officially becoming an epidemic and I have to ask myself: is it really necessary? Well, in this case it is.

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Posted: 19.08.2019 by nikarg | Comments (7)

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Runemagick - New Album Detailed, Drop First Single

Runemagick's new full length offering, Into Desolate Realms, will hit the stores on October 25th via High Roller Records. This will be the band's 13th studio album and will include 11 new tracks. One of them, "Necromancer Of The Red Sun" (extended single version; different mix/mastering with intro and outro), is now available for listening. Drums were recorded at Sonic Train Studio, March 2019. Engineered by Andy La Rocque. Guitars, bass and vocals were recorded at various locations. Produced by Runemagick with inputs from Johan Bäckman. Mixed and mastered by Johan Bäckman at Raven Noise Studio, April 2019.

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Posted: 19.08.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (2)

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Implore - European Headlining Tour Confirmed

Germans Implore will be soon releasing their new product, third studio album Alienated Despair. In support of this release, due on September 27th, the band announce a headlining European tour. It kicks off in Munich, Germany on the exact same day as the official album release is scheduled.

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Posted: 19.08.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

Interviews
Wormwood

Wormwood's melodic, atmospheric and folkish black metal has made the band one of Sweden's most exciting recent exports. Following the success of their debut Ghostlands - Wounds From A Bleeding Earth a couple of years ago, they have now unleashed strike two, entitled Nattarvet (review here). The band's guitarist, Tobias Rydsheim, was available for an e-mail interview, so I took the opportunity of asking him some questions about the new album as well as a few other things.

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Posted: 19.08.2019 by nikarg | Comments (5)

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Bury Your Dead - New EP Coming In October, Details Unveiled

Bury Your Dead are pleased to announce the release of a new EP this fall, their first new music since 2011's Mosh 'N' Roll full length. Entitled We Are Bury Your Dead, the new EP will be available on October 11th, 2019 through Stay Sick Recordings. This will be a pressing of only 500 copies on physical CD format.

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Posted: 19.08.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Belenos - Announce New Record, Share New Tunes

French pagan black metal bringers Belenos announce the release and details of their ninth studio record, to be entitled Argoat. It will be co-released by Northern Silence Productions and Les Acteurs De l'Ombre on September 20th in different formats. Belenos also premiere a title track, available for streaming down under.

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Posted: 19.08.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

Bands
E-X-E

Formed in New York City as a Heavy / Speed Metal band called Executioner in 1984. They had to rename themselves to E-X-E after they signed to Shatter Records in 1986, as to not be mixed up with Executioner from Boston, who were signed to New Renaissance Records at the time. The debut LP incorporated traditional metal elements from their early days as well as a dark & brutal thrash metal style. After releasing a follow up thrash metal album in 1990 they split up in 1991.
In 2015 E-X-E was reformed by two members & songwriters of the original line up, now playing an alternative rock/metal crossover style.

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Posted: 19.08.2019 by ScreamingSteelUS

Bands
Coven

Coven was formed in the late 1980s just north of Seattle Washington. The classic lineup featured Dean Babbitt, Paul Hash on Guitar Neal Babbitt on drums Gary Peebles on bass & Jay Clark on vocals.

The band recorded three albums between 1985 & 1993 'Blessed Is The Black, 'Death Walks Behind You' & 'Boneless Christian' these continue to be international classics because of their blending of several metal genres and unique style.

Coven is back again in 2012 like a malignant tumor again! Dean & Neal Babbitt are joined by lunatic front man Jamie Carter, thrasher extraordinaire bassist Eric Close and the diabolically sinful guitar work of The mysterious UnderBishop!

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Posted: 19.08.2019 by ScreamingSteelUS

Bands
Grinder

During the height of the worldwide thrash movement there were several epicenters of activity. While New York and the Bay Area were perhaps the most prominent, Germany's big three; Sodom, Kreator and Destruction were leading the charge on the European front. However, what some thrash fans may not be aware of is that there was a secondary stratum to that scene which had some phenomenal, albeit lesser known, acts recording some ambitious material. Grinder were one of those bands who released three albums worth of "in your face" thrash/speed metal during their brief existence.

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Posted: 19.08.2019 by ScreamingSteelUS