Exodus Vocalist Says: ‘I Support’ President Donald Trump

Exodus vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza says that he supports President Donald Trump. Souza made his statement while giving an interview to “Impact metal channel” in early July in Budapest, Hungary.

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Inquisition Dropped By Record Label, Season Of Mist

Black metal duo Inquisition has been dropped by French record company Season Of Mist, it was announced earlier today. No explanation has been given and the message on the Season Of Mist page simply read:

“Season of Mist are no longer working with Inquisition. There will be no further statement.”

Naturally, rumours are circulating as to why the company has dropped the band, originally from Colombia but now based in the United States of America, though Inquisition are no strangers to controversy, having had several concerts cancelled recently over allegations of Nazism, among other serious accusations. More information will be brought to you as soon as it becomes available.

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Drummer Noah “Shark” Robertson Parts Ways With Motograter

Motograter drummer Noah “Shark” Robertson has announced his departure from the group and it doesn’t seem like his exit was entirely amicable. His statement on the matter can be read below:

“It breaks my heart to release this statement. It looks like my time in the band Motograter has come to an abrupt and shocking end. I want to thank all my friends, the fans, and my extended music family for the support over the years. Like I always do, I will persevere in a major way. I truly loved the band, have always been a fan, and am proud of everything I was able to accomplish with the group.

For the past 4 years, I dedicated my life to that project. In that time, the majority of the activity you have seen coming from the Motograter camp was largely orchestrated by me. You won’t find many that will dispute that. When I first joined the band, it was in shambles; a hollow shell of it’s former glory. And so I made it my mission to help build the band back into something admirable and respectable.

Something the old fans would approve of and new fans could appreciate. It was a long, hard road to get there… but we made it happen. The only thing I have to say is I truly believe that vile, despicable, greedy, disgusting, horrible, evil people get theirs in the end… the universal law of Karma is inescapable.

I am currently available for tours, recording, and other music collaborations.

Noah “Shark” Robertson“

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Shining Posts New Song “Jag Är Din Fiende”

Swedish outfit Shining today unleashes the first track taken from forthcoming album, “X – Varg Utan Flock” (due out out January 5th). The song “Jag Är Din Fiende” will also be released on the A-side of a 10″ vinyl single, entitled “Fiende” and coming out November 24th.

Shining mastermind Niklas Kvarforth comments on the new song: “The third track, ‘Jag Är Din Fiende,’ from our upcoming tenth album embodies everything that Shining represents on a musical level. An uncompromising mix of high and low tainted with a sinister atmosphere of horrible unease.

“Lyrically, this track speaks of the need and means for retribution, making not only this, but the album overall, infused with a nightmarish maliciousness and a pitch-black hatred that hasn’t been as prominent on our earlier albums. There is a war coming and this is our statement on what we have in store for you!”

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Augury Inks Record Deal With The Artisan Era

The wait is nearly over! Montreal-based progressive death metal crew Augury has been hard at work the last few years writing and recording a highly-anticipated third album to follow 2009’s “Fragmentary Evidence.”

Today the band is proud to announce signing a record deal with rising extreme metal label The Artisan Era, which will be followed by the release of Augury’s 3rd album in 2018.

The Canadian group comments: “We are proud to announce that Augury has teamed with The Artisan Era Records for the release of our third album. While the recording is entering the mixing/mastering process with Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy) at The Grid Studios, Augury is back with a new creation, lyrically influenced by lost civilizations and their enigmas, musically following the roots from the two predecessors, 2004’s ‘Concealed,’ and 2009’s ‘Fragmentary Evidence.’ The album’s artwork and title will be disclosed in a further statement, so brace yourselves for its emergence in Spring 2018!”

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Nachtmystium Signs With Prophecy Productions

Well, it finally happened. A label with an apparent total lack of pattern recognition has signed the reactivated Nachtmystium. Good luck Prophecy Productions — you’re going to need it. Prophecy issued this statement:

“The group has completed work on a new EP titled ‘Resilient,’ which was recorded at Belle City Sound in Racine, Wisconsin with engineer Chris Djuric. Additional recording sessions also occurred in Norway, Germany, and the band’s home base of California before tracking from all contributing members was complete. ‘Resilient’ is slated for an early 2018 release date via Prophecy.

“Now sober, Judd continues to rebuild his life, both personally and professionally. As part of Nachtmystium joining the Prophecy Productions family of artists, the band will release future recordings through the label, who will also reissue much of the group’s extensive back catalog. The new union supersedes the band’s previously-announced deal with Earache Records.”

Guitarist / vocalist Blake Judd comments: “Nachtmystium is extremely honored to be working with Prophecy Productions. It is a true pleasure for me to have been able to develop a personal relationship with the Prophecy label staff in Southern California. We are able to meet face-to-face regularly and work together at creating the best possible environment for Nachtmystium to begin to rebuild it’s way back into the metal community after some very dark years and times that I have spent the majority of the last two years cleaning up the debris from.

“With past misdoings being corrected, new bridges built (and some old bridges rebuilt), and a few exclusive 2017 live performances under our belts, we feel as though the band has taken massive strides forward in recovering from its damaged state after my seven year run with severe heroin addiction. Those dark days are now behind me, the band and all whose lives we effect in one way or another. Onward and upward is the attitude and goal here, as Nachtmystium’s ascension returns to its past form. Expect to hear a lot of new music and news from our camp in 2018.”

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Nachtmystium Signs With Prophecy Productions

Well, it finally happened. A label with an apparent total lack of pattern recognition has signed the reactivated Nachtmystium. Good luck Prophecy Productions — you’re going to need it. Prophecy issued this statement:

“The group has completed work on a new EP titled ‘Resilient,’ which was recorded at Belle City Sound in Racine, Wisconsin with engineer Chris Djuric. Additional recording sessions also occurred in Norway, Germany, and the band’s home base of California before tracking from all contributing members was complete. ‘Resilient’ is slated for an early 2018 release date via Prophecy.

“Now sober, Judd continues to rebuild his life, both personally and professionally. As part of Nachtmystium joining the Prophecy Productions family of artists, the band will release future recordings through the label, who will also reissue much of the group’s extensive back catalog. The new union supersedes the band’s previously-announced deal with Earache Records.”

Guitarist / vocalist Blake Judd comments: “Nachtmystium is extremely honored to be working with Prophecy Productions. It is a true pleasure for me to have been able to develop a personal relationship with the Prophecy label staff in Southern California. We are able to meet face-to-face regularly and work together at creating the best possible environment for Nachtmystium to begin to rebuild it’s way back into the metal community after some very dark years and times that I have spent the majority of the last two years cleaning up the debris from.

“With past misdoings being corrected, new bridges built (and some old bridges rebuilt), and a few exclusive 2017 live performances under our belts, we feel as though the band has taken massive strides forward in recovering from its damaged state after my seven year run with severe heroin addiction. Those dark days are now behind me, the band and all whose lives we effect in one way or another. Onward and upward is the attitude and goal here, as Nachtmystium’s ascension returns to its past form. Expect to hear a lot of new music and news from our camp in 2018.”

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Nachtmystium Signs With Prophecy Productions

Well, it finally happened. A label with an apparent total lack of pattern recognition has signed the reactivated Nachtmystium. Good luck Prophecy Productions — you’re going to need it. Prophecy issued this statement:

“The group has completed work on a new EP titled ‘Resilient,’ which was recorded at Belle City Sound in Racine, Wisconsin with engineer Chris Djuric. Additional recording sessions also occurred in Norway, Germany, and the band’s home base of California before tracking from all contributing members was complete. ‘Resilient’ is slated for an early 2018 release date via Prophecy.

“Now sober, Judd continues to rebuild his life, both personally and professionally. As part of Nachtmystium joining the Prophecy Productions family of artists, the band will release future recordings through the label, who will also reissue much of the group’s extensive back catalog. The new union supersedes the band’s previously-announced deal with Earache Records.”

Guitarist / vocalist Blake Judd comments: “Nachtmystium is extremely honored to be working with Prophecy Productions. It is a true pleasure for me to have been able to develop a personal relationship with the Prophecy label staff in Southern California. We are able to meet face-to-face regularly and work together at creating the best possible environment for Nachtmystium to begin to rebuild it’s way back into the metal community after some very dark years and times that I have spent the majority of the last two years cleaning up the debris from.

“With past misdoings being corrected, new bridges built (and some old bridges rebuilt), and a few exclusive 2017 live performances under our belts, we feel as though the band has taken massive strides forward in recovering from its damaged state after my seven year run with severe heroin addiction. Those dark days are now behind me, the band and all whose lives we effect in one way or another. Onward and upward is the attitude and goal here, as Nachtmystium’s ascension returns to its past form. Expect to hear a lot of new music and news from our camp in 2018.”

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Valfreya / Frosttide Tour Dates Cancelled

The impending “Blood Oath” Canadian tour featuring Valfreya and Frosttide has been nixed, with Valfreya issuing this statement online to fans:

“Due to last minute unfortunate events, it is with heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of the upcoming Canadian tour with Frosttide and Valfreya.

“The bookers have done everything within their power to make the ‘Blood Oath’ tourt a reality. Thank you very much for your positive feedback. It is out of our control and We hope to make this tour possible another time.

“Tickets will be refunded. Do not worry, news will be soon announced and you will still have the chance to see us perform live shows within the next months.”

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Brendon Williams Composes Battle Music For Guild Wars 2 Expansion

Brendon Williams from progressive metal band A Sense Of Gravity has been revealed as a composer for the soundtrack to the upcoming Path Of Fire expansion for Guild Wars 2. The band issued this statement online:

“We’re very excited to announced that founding member Brendon Williams was one of the composers for the massive new Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire expansion!

“His focus was on battle music, all of which was recorded with live orchestra and choir, so be sure to stay tuned to see if you can hear the prog influences he snuck in there!”

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