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Lacuna Coil has just announced a West Coast U.S. tour for next spring, alongside special guests The Birthday Massacre, Blind Channel, and Edge of Paradise. This run continues to support Lacuna Coil’s latest release, Comalies XX, via Century Media Records. Frontwoman Cristina Scabbia says, “USA Coilers! We are so thrilled to announce that we’ll be heading your way again in 2023. We can’t wait to perform for you, and we’ll not be alone – we’ll bring along our special guests Birthday Massacre, Blind Channel and Edge of Paradise to the party! Who’s ready for a treat?” The tour runs May 4th through May 19th across the U.S., with all dates and details to be found here: https://www.lacunacoil.com/.

Destruction dropped a brand-new music video this week, following up on their 40th Anniversary as a band, and their recent release Diabolical. Taking footage from their Latin American tour, the band has assembled “Tormented Soul”, which you can check out here: https://youtu.be/48ZifgyWuUw. Destruction says, “The enthusiasm, energy and euphoria of the Latin American Metal crowds are legendary all around the globe. That is the reason why we have filmed the new video clip for “Tormented Soul” in the middle of our Latin American Attack tour, at the Mexico Metal Fest! It was always a dream to do this and of course the fans did not disappoint: they are the star of this old school music video – dive into the stamina and the lunacy of a dedicated crowd! This is METAL – this is WHY we do this!” Keep up with the band via: https://destruction.de/.

Meshuggah has reached two album anniversaries this year, with the twentieth anniversary of Nothing and tenth anniversary of Koloss. To celebrate, Meshuggah has just issued limited edition vinyls of these iconic full-lengths via Atomic Fire Records – you can find them both via: https://meshuggah.afr.link/NothingPR. These releases arrive on the heels of Immutable, Meshuggah’s brand-new full length release earlier this year. For more, head to: https://www.meshuggah.net/home.

Powerwolf is on the way to the release of Interludium, their special album planned for April 7th, 2023 via Napalm Records. With six new studio tracks, including “Sainted By The Storm”, which was featured live on their recent Wolfsnächte 2022 headline tour, and the recent single, “My Will Be Done”. Interludium will be available in several different editions, one of which includes the bonus album Communio Lupatum II, featuring bands like Eisbrecher, Electric Callboy, Korpiklaani and Rage covering well-loved Powerwolf tracks. Interludium Orchestrale, a second bonus album featuring orchestral versions of the album tracks, will accompany several limited editions of the record. Before the album release, Powerwolf is set to play several North American dates, including New York, Montreal, and Worcester, MA in February. Follow the band via: https://www.powerwolf.net/

God Dethroned is approaching the 30th Anniversary of their debut album release, and twelve albums later, moves into a new chapter with their signing to Atomic Fire Records. The new single “Asmodevs” is on the horizon, which you can hear featured in the teaser video here: https://youtu.be/UgOlrq_jsdg. Frontman Henri Sattler says, “It’s not just excitement, we are thrilled that Atomic Fire Records decided to add God Dethroned to their artist roster. They were on top of our wish list of new labels to sign to, so you can definitely say that a dream came true! To celebrate this new endeavor, Atomic Fire Records will release our new single and video, ‘Asmodevs,’ on December 2nd, right before Eindhoven Metal Meeting and our Latin American tour. What a way to end this year!” Atomic Fire Records co-founder/A&R Markus Wosgien adds, “We are happy to welcome one of the most enduring and uncompromising death metal bands of all time, God Dethroned, to Atomic Fire Records. What would the ’90s have been without The Christhunt and especially The Grand Grimoire and Bloody Blasphemy?! Henri Sattler is a master of his profession and with Illuminati, he recently underlined that God Dethroned never fail to reinvent themselves. The upcoming new track basically says it all”. For further updates, visit: https://goddethroned.com/.

Municipal Waste have released a new video set in NYC, featuring appearances by Iron Lung, Sick Of It All, Warthog, and more, directed by David Brodsky and Allison Woest of My Good Eye Visuals (Clutch, Cannibal Corpse, Gwar). Frontman Tony Foresta says, “While everyone is getting cuffed up and starting to hunker down for the Holiday/Winter season, we thought now would be a good time to take you back to the glorious NYC Summer Heatwave of 2022. Shot all over Queens and beyond…join The Waste as we deliver our take on one of our favorite TV shows of all time: Taxi Cab Confessions. We hope you find this video for “Crank the Heat” to be a true scorcher as we look forward to warmer times ahead”. Check out the video for “Crank the Heat”, off their recent Nuclear Blast release Electrified Brain, here: https://youtu.be/ixd0u8ygOT8. Municipal Waste has some east coast tour dates lined up for the first weeks of December. Head to: https://www.municipalwaste.net/tour for all the details.