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Dee Snider has a streaming concert event coming up this week, featuring a special show recorded in New York from June 12th. The event will celebrate the release of the new album Leave A Scar, set for July 30th via Napalm Records. Dee says of the album, “By the end of 2020, I knew I not only had to get back into the studio, but for the first time since the ’90s, I wanted – no, needed – to be a part of the writing process. I reached out to my producer Jamey Jasta and told him I was ready to make another record. Leave a Scar is filled with messages to and for the silent voices in the world who need someone to speak out on their behalf. This is my purpose”. You can find all the info and tickets to the streaming concert via: https://www.metaldepartment.com/mdtv/?v=7516fd43adaa. 

Bullet For My Valentine has just revealed the second single off their upcoming self-titled album, set for release on October 22nd via Spinefarm/Search & Destroy. You can check out the video for “Parasite” right here: https://youtu.be/FqMR6ds3hwA. The band says of the track, “’Parasite’ is an absolute RAGER from start to finish!!! Easily one of the gnarliest tracks we’ve ever written — we couldn’t be more stoked to finally get it out there”. Lead guitarist Michael “Padge” Paget adds, “I think it’s the most ferocious side of Bullet For My Valentine that I’ve ever known. It’s time for us to put out a really angry, heavy, aggressive record. I just can’t wait to grimace on stage!” Visit: https://bulletformyvalentine.com for more. 

The Dead Daisies, featuring the current lineup of founder David Lowy, guitarist Doug Aldrich, drummer Tommy Clufetos, and Glenn Hughes on vocals, has just announced a U.S. tour for later this year. The band will be joined on the road by comedian Don Jamieson and rockers The Black Moods, with the run kicking off on September 10th in Rockford, IL, hitting many major cities before wrapping up in Seattle, WA on October 15th. Head to: https://thedeaddaisies.com/like-us-tour-2021/ for all the details.

Ex Deo is the Juno Award-nominated Symphonic Death Metal group featuring founding frontman Maurizio Iacono (Kataklysm), producer/guitarist Jean-François Dagenais (Kataklysm, Misery Index, Despised Icon), guitarist Stephane Barbe (Kataklysm), drummer Jeramie Kling (Venom Inc., The Absence) bassist Dano Apekian (Ashes of Eden), and, on orchestral scoring, Clemens Wijers (Carach Angren, Lindemann). The band is headed to the release of their latest album, The Thirteen Years of Nero, on August 27th via Napalm Records, and this week, Ex Deo has revealed a new music/lyric video for the track “Boudicca (Queen Of The Iceni)”, featuring special guest Brittney Slayes (Unleash The Archers), which you can check out right here: https://youtu.be/JXvwxNKdZME. Keep up with the band via: https://www.facebook.com/exdeo. 

Carnifex is on the way to unleashing their eighth studio album with Graveside Confessions, set for release on September 3rd via Nuclear Blast Records. This week, the band revealed a new music video for the title track, directed by Jim Louvau and Tony Aguilera, which you can see here: https://youtu.be/itxd3KGKwHc. Carnifex says of the track, “This is an immensely personal album to all four of us. We poured our hearts with all the love, fear, and pain we know into this album. Please take the journey with us”. Carnifex will head out on the road alongside The Black Dahlia Murder, After The Burial, Rivers of Nihil, and Undeath on the Up From The Sewer tour this fall, kicking off on September 3rd at Concord Music Hall in Chicago and running through to October 10th, finishing things off at Irving Plaza in NYC. Find all the details at: http://carnifexmetal.com. 

Seven Spires is headed to the release of their third album, Gods of Debauchery, set for September 10th on Frontiers Music Srl. This week, the band unveils a new music video for the track “Lightbringer”, featuring guest vocals from Casey Lee Williams, and you can check it out here: https://youtu.be/B_42HNyRUck. The band says of the track, “‘Lightbringer’ is a song about revelling in life’s fleeting pleasures, and indulging the parts of yourself that the world demonised. It was born from a love of Korean Pop Music, and in the context of the story of the album “Gods of Debauchery”, it sees our detached anti-hero sailing from port to port, collecting a loyal crew of devotees without regard for the collateral damage left in their wake”. Follow the band via: https://www.facebook.com/sevenspiresband.

German Thrashers Godslave have just released their new album, Positive Aggressive, this week via Metalville Records. The album features two guests, with Britta Görtz of Critical Mess making an appearance on the track “How About NO?”, a featured solo from Damir Eskic of Destruction. You can find that track here: https://youtu.be/TliylTFIbQ8, and in case you missed them, you can also check out the videos for “Show Me Your Scars” (https://youtu.be/-Lalgysby5s), “From Driven” (https://youtu.be/PiiMXOVplJw), and “Straight Fire Zone” (https://youtu.be/aEFrBbgwPnE). For more on Godslave, head to: https://www.facebook.com/godslaveband.