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Iconic Heavy Metallers Diamond Head are on the way to the release of Lightning to the Nations (The White Album) [Remastered 2021], a new take on their debut album, set for September 30th via Silver Lining Music. Right now, you can check out a video with footage and photos of the band’s history from guitarist Brian Tatler’s vault, featuring the song “Sweet and Innocent (Lost Original Mix)”: https://youtu.be/cBRI3YKwlEQ. Diamond Head will head out on a tour of the UK and Europe this fall alongside Saxon. Follow the band via: https://www.diamondheadofficial.com/.
Venom Inc. has just released their highly-anticipated sophomore album, There’s Only Black, and you can check out a video for the title track right here: https://youtu.be/nB9Rk18Bnfo. Featuring the 1989-1992 Venom line-up of guitarist Jeff “Mantas” Dunn and vocalist/bassist Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan, with the addition of drummer Jeramie “Warmachine” Kling, Venom Inc. are not only following up on their debut Avé with the release of There’s Only Black, but are taking it on the road with the There’s Only Black Across America 2022 Tour, alongside Eyehategod, Ringworm, and Cult of Lilith. Find all the info at: https://www.venom-inc.co.uk/.
A special edition of Motörhead’s Iron Fist has just been unleashed on its 40th Anniversary this year, featuring deluxe editions with a remaster of the original album, previously unreleased demo bonus tracks and a full concert, originally broadcast on Radio Clyde in 1982. For all the info, head to: https://imotorhead.com/.
Bloodbath recently released their sixth full-length album, Survival of the Sickest, via Napalm Records, and now the band has dropped a new video, for the track “Putrefying Corpse”: https://youtu.be/O7IGI-5GiHk. Bloodbath says of the new album, “If there was a declaration of goods attached to this album, it would say Florida death metal exported from Sweden”. Visit: http://www.bloodbath.biz/ for more.
Incite unleashed their sixth album, Wake Up Dead, earlier this year via Atomic Fire Records, and now the Richie Cavalera-fronted band is getting ready to head out on the road in support of the album across North America. Cavalera says, “We’re beyond fired up to get part two of our Wake Up Dead headlining tour started. We’ll be hitting a lot of killer cities we haven’t been to in quite a few years. We hope to see you all in the pits burning and shredding with us!” For all the dates and details, head to: https://www.facebook.com/INCITEband/.
Dieth is a new band formed by David Ellefson (ex-Megadeth), Swedish Grammy nominated guitarist/vocalist Guilherme Miranda (former Entombed A.D.), and drummer Michał Łysejko (ex-Decapitated). The trio have signed a worldwide contract with Napalm Records and recently released their debut single, “In the Hall of the Hanging Serpents” (https://youtu.be/WRl1MaH-8uc) on the way to their debut album, planned for early 2023. The band says of the signing, “We are stoked to announce that we’ve signed a multi-album international record deal with Napalm Records, who will release our debut album in 2023. Their approach to music and devotion to metal made Napalm the perfect, most suitable place for us and our music. Last but not least, we would like to thank each one of you that are giving us this massive support. More info and details about the album will follow soon. Stay tuned!”, while Napalm Records A&R, Sebastian Muench adds, “The term “supergroup” feels overused nowadays, but with the formation of Dieth, it correctly and justifiably describes the coming together of these three extremely talented musicians. The first single, “In the Hall of the Hanging Serpents”, underlines that the debut album could become a death-thrash metal masterpiece. Napalm Records is pleased and proud to partner with Dieth, to establish the band and make the new album a success. Personally, as a lifelong Megadeth fan, this signing is a dream come true”. Follow the band via: https://diethofficial.com/.
Moonspell is on the way to their new release From Down Below – Live 80 Meters Deep, a unique live BluRay/DVD/album recorded 80 meters below the earth in an underwater cave in Portugal. This week, you can see another new video, for the track “Apophthegmata (Live 80 Meters Deep), right here: https://youtu.be/-TKKu3NQBf0. Frontman Fernando Ribeiro describes the track: “‘Apophthegmata’ is a Greek word that defines a collection of texts, a book with the most important lessons and revelations of the Desert Fathers, the kings of Hermits. They stood in the darkness to enlighten themselves and often brought their conclusions of peace and wisdom to their restless and suffering communities. This sing stands for exactly that, musically speaking: a game of light and shadow, a bridge between fragility and strength. It quickly became a must on our setlist and a fan favourite of the Hermitage album. Enjoy the light, learn with the darkness, be kind to yourself so you can be kind to others”. From Down Below will be released on September 30th via Napalm Records, with a European tour alongside Insomnium, Wolfheart, Borknagar, and Hinayana to follow. Check out: https://www.moonspell.com/ for more info.
Warkings is getting ready to release Morgana, their fourth studio album, via Napalm Records on November 11th. This week, you can check out a lyric video for the track “To The King”: https://youtu.be/dGBgRrinv0U. The band says of the track, “This song is for you…it is for every warrior and shieldmaiden who marches with us since we started this journey. It’s your battle hymn and our tribute to the best army of fans one can imagine. Let your voices crack the sky”. Warkings will tour in support of Powerwolf and Dragonforce throughout Europe this fall. Keep up with the band via: https://www.warkings.rocks/.