Skálmold To Release New Album, “Sorgir,” This Fall

Icelandic Viking metal band SKÁLMÖLD will release their fifth full length album this fall, entitled “Sorgir.” The album title (which translates to “sorrows”) is appropriate for this concept album that is divided in two parts: The first four songs tell four short stories about tragedies and death. It is called Sagnir (tales). The second chapter called Svipir (ghosts) thickens the plot by telling the same four stories from a different perspective.

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Ljósið
2. Sverðið
3. Brúnin
4. Barnið
5. Skotta
6. Gangári
7. Móri
8. Mara

“Sorgir” is available in the following formats:

1 CD Digipak + Bonus Track
2 LP Gatefold in different colors

You can pre-order the album here.

From August 22nd til August 25th SKÁLMÖLD will play four special shows together with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra in their hometown of Reykjavik. Three shows are already completely sold out.

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Beyond The Black Posts New Video, “Million Lightyears” Online

German symphonic metal outfit Beyond The Black has posted their new music video online for the song, “Million Lightyears.” You can check it out below. The song comes from the group’s forthcoming new studio album, “Heart Of The Hurricane,” which is scheduled to be released on August 31st through Napalm Records.

“Heart Of The Hurricane” will be available in the following formats:

– 1 CD Jewelcase
– 1 CD Digipack
– Digital Album
– 2LP Gatefold BLACK
– 2LP Gatefold GOLD
– Limited Deluxe Box

Tracklisting:

1. Hysteria
2. Heart Of The Hurricane
3. Through The Mirror
4. Million Lightyears
5. Song For The Godless
6. Escape From The Earth
7. Beneath A Blackened Sky
8. Fairytale Of Doom
9. My God Is Dead
10. Dear Death
11. Scream For Me
12. Freedom
13. Breeze
14. Echo From The Past (Bonus)
15. Parade (Bonus)

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Ratt Parts Company With Drummer Jimmy DeGrasso

American glam metal veterans Ratt has parted company with drummer Jimmy DeGrasso, according to radio host Eddie Trunk. In a post on Twitter, Trunk said:

“Spoke to Jimmy DeGrasso last night. He is no longer a part of Ratt and opted to move on. Stephen & Juan remain the sole original members. The new guitar players & drummer TBA but likely not in advance of first show.”

DeGrasso had previously been a member of such bands as Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies and Black Star Riders, as well as solo acts like Ozzy Osbourne and David Lee Roth.

Ratt are scheduled to perform on the following dates:

July 7 – Mulvane, KS – Kanas Star Casino
July 13 – Costa Mesa, CA – Pacific Amp @OC Fair
September 7 – Hinckley, MN – Grand Casino
September 29 – Las Vegas, NV – Fremont
October 5 – St Charles, IL – Arcada Theatre
October 6 – Manistee, MI – Little River Casino
October 12 – El Paso, TX – Speaking Rock
October 13 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
October 14 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete St
October 25 – Worley, ID – Courdalene Casino

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Testament, Triptykon, Pig Destroyer To Play Los Angeles ‘Decibel Metal & Beer Fest’

The ‘Decibel Metal & Beer Fest‘ will be held this December 01st-02nd at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to a variety of craft beers being represented, the festival will feature the following live acts:

Testament (performing “New Order” and “The Gathering“)
Triptykon (playing a Celtic Frost set)
Pig Destroyer
YOB
Power Trip
Skeletal Remains
Necrot
Haunt

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Lago Premiere New Song “Soiled is the Crown” From Upcoming New Album “Sea of Duress”

Arizona death metal band Lago premiere a new song entitled “Soiled is the Crown”, taken from their upcoming new album “Sea of Duress”, which will be out in stores June 8th via Unique Leader. You can catch Lago live on the following dates:

6/1 Seattle, WA @ Northwest Terror Fest
6/8 Mesa, AZ @ Club Red (album release show)

Check out now “Soiled is the Crown” below.

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Abstracter Premiere New Song “Wings of Annihilation” From Upcoming New Album “Cinerus Incarnate”

Oakland, California’s Abstracter premiere a new song entitled “Wings of Annihilation”, taken from their upcoming new album “Cinerus Incarnate”, which will be released on various formats through various the following labels: Sentient Ruin, Vendetta, I Voidhanger, Tartarus and Daymare.

Check out now “Wings of Annihilation” below.

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Former Murderdolls Drummer Ben Graves Passes Away

Pretty Boy Floyd, has passed away at the age of 46 following a year long struggle with cancer. His fiancée Lydia has posted the following message online.

“This is incredibly hard for me to write this, but I know it is necessary because Ben has so many friends and fans. Most of you don’t know that Ben has been battling cancer for the last 11 months. It was his decision to keep his health very quiet.

“Ben passed away today, May 9th 2018, from complications due to his cancer. His diagnosis was grim, but he fought a long and hard battle to try and beat it and overcome the odds. Some battles can’t be won no matter how hard you try.

“Please respect me, his family and close friends while we grieve. Even though we knew it was eventually coming, the complication was sudden and very unexpected. It’s devastating to lose someone you love more than yourself. My heart is broken, my heart died with him.

“We will be taking him home to Massachusetts. I will organize a memorial for Ben’s L.A. friends, details to follow.”

Murderdolls frontman Wednesday 13 has posted the following message:

“It is with deep sadness to report to all the fans, that Murderdolls drummer Ben ‘The Ghoul’ Graves has passed away. I will forever cherish the memories with you. Touring all over the world for the first time, living our dream and constantly quoting The Terminator and Commando movies. Love ya buddy, there will never be another Ghoul. See ya on the other side.”

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Here’s Who Has Recently Joined The Faceless

In conclusion of social media posts made by the new The Faceless members, metal-archives.com have revealed the following musicians to be now involved:

Vocals – Julian Kersey (ex-Rose FuneralAegaeon)
Guitars – Andrew Virrueta (Vampire Squid)
Bass – Jacob Umansky (Painted In Exile)
Drums – Gabe Seeber (The Kennedy Veil, etc.)

Kersey himself previously held down the frontman spot for The Faceless back in a live capacity back in 2015. Live footage from their first show on Friday can be found HERE, while a clip from their April 21 show in Fresno, CA can be seen below.

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Ex Onslaught Drummer Michael Hourihan Rejoins Extreme Noise Terror

Extreme Noise Terror has announced that following his departure from British thrash metal veterans Onslaught, drummer Michael Hourihan has returned to the crust punk/grindcore legends on a full time basis. A statement on the band’s official Facebook page reads as follows:

“We’re very pleased to announce the full time return of drum powerhouse Michael Hourihan to the line up. Michael has drummed for ENT on and off for the past 12 years but due to his full time job being the drummer for Onslaught he wasn’t always available for shows and tours with us. Since leaving them a few months ago though he’s back with us for good. We want to thank Joe (Antisect) and Rhys (Vile Inscription) for filling in. Come see him smash fuck out the kit at the following dates:

March 24: Oilsjt Omploft, Aalst, BE
May 18: Eradication Fest, Cardiff, UK
May 25: Norwich Punk & Alternative Fest, UK
August 8: Chimpyfest, London, UK
December 15: Star & Garter, Manchester, UK

“More shows to be announced soon!”

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Listen to “Negative Life” full album stream from Replicant ahead of March 23 release

New Jersey death metal trio Replicant are set to release “Negative Life” this Friday through PRC Music. But for an early taste, head to Metal Injection where the album is streaming in full.

The band has also announced the following tour dates:

4/07/2018 TBA – TBA, NY
4/12/2018 Blue Room – Secaucus, NJ
4/21/2018 Clash Bar – Clifton, NJ
4/22/2018 Anarchtica – New Brunswick, NJ
5/04/2018 Le Murdoch – Sherbrooke, QC
5/05/2018 Piranha Bar – Montreal, QC
5/23/2018 East Blocc – New Brunswick, NJ
5/25/2018 Court Tavern – New Brunswick, NJ
9/22/2018 Shadow Woods Metalfest IV – Harper’s Ferry, VA

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