Todays Metal Update….
Abbath Live Dates
ABBATH have added more dates to their already announced run of Australian and Asian shows in September this year. The tour kicks off on September 20 in Bangkok, and sees the band playing in Australia and Japan straight after. The full list of shows can be found below.
Asia & Australia tour
23 Sep 20 Canberra (AU) Basement
24 Sep 20 Brisbane (AU) The Zoo
25 Sep 20 Sidney (AU) Crowbar
26 Sep 20 Melbourne (AU) Max Watts
27 Sep 20 Hobart (AU) Altar
29 Sep 20 Tokyo (JP) The Unit
30 Sep 20 Tokyo (JP) The Unit
02 May 20 Kopervik (NO) Karmøygeddon Metal Festival (Exact date TBA)
03 Jun 20 Barcelona (ES) Primavera Sound Festival (Exact date tba)
19 Jun 20 Clisson (FR) Hellfest
04 Jul 20 Dokkum (NL) Dokkem Open Air
Raider – Bound by No Fate Video
Death/thrash outfit RAIDER, hailing from Waterloo, Canada is releasing their full-length album “Guardian of The Fire” on March 20, 2020. The eight-track LP is a rush of E-standard mayhem, thrash overtones, and blackened vocals.
Comparing it to the 2018 EP “Urge To Kill”, RAIDER has this to say:
“We brought back a lot of familiar elements but added so much more. ‘Guardian of The Fire’ is more diverse, more aggressive, and is frankly just going to hit way harder. We’re stoked to see what our fans and future fans think of these new tunes!”
The band set out with a goal of making this record to be an absolute assault from beginning to end and their first single ‘Bound By No Fate’ is meant to kick down the gate and get that message across.
They go into detail:
“This song is meant to be a barrage from beginning to end. It’s about forging your own path in spite of all the overwhelming evidence that your path is chosen for you. It’s about not settling for the predetermined life that would have you playing puppet in someone else’s show. It is an affirmation that we should forge our own way in this world – in spite of the overwhelming odds against us.”
In the veins of Sepultura, Annihilator, and Skeletonwitch, RAIDER is one of the underground thrash/death bands to keep an eye on in 2020.
PRIME CREATION – UK Tour this April!
Following the success of their 2019 album “Tears of Rage”, UK fans have been begging to see the band perform overseas.
In April, Swedish Heavy Metal band Prime Creation is heading over the pond to play in the UK. They will deliver a massive show with songs from the latest, critically acclaimed album!
April 9th – Bannermans Bar, Edinburgh
April 10th – Alma Inn, Bolton
April 11th – Sanctuary Burnley
April 12th – The County Music Bar, Chesterfield
And now I’m going to round-up some recent releases / videos…
Shockproof – Clever People
Italian metallers Shockproof have released “Clever People” the first track of their new album. ”
The new album “The Will The Reason and The Wire” will be hitting the streets on the 6th March 2020 via Time To Kill Records.
Pre-orders are now available here: https://shockproof-ttk.bandcamp.com/
Finnish-Greek symphonic metalband Scarlet Desire has released its first single “Cry For Your Name”.
Tyler Cantrell – Burn
Time to chill with an acoustic track from Tyler Cantrell, who is in the Metal band Haxon
As a precursor to his full-length release, the “As Above, so Below” EP sees the guitarist expanding his metal influences to incorporate sections of acoustic rock, hard rock and progressive rock elements.
Elements that will remain present in Tyler’s full length solo album, which is due to be released later in 2020 via Machine Man Records.