The Week’s Brief Metal News

All the bite sized metal news from the 17th to the 23rd of June

Crown The Empire colour photo. The band are standing together in front of a chain link fence, each of them wearing a light jacket. The picture is bright and the most foremost person in the shot is wearing sunglasses.

Crown the Empire have announced their new album Sudden Sky and dropped the animated video for MZRY. Sudden Sky is out on July 19th. 


Sacred Reich have released their first brand new music in 23 years with the song Awakening. The single is the title track from their new album, which will drop on August 23rd.

The album Awakening will be available in the following formats:

– Digipak-CD
– Box set (digipak CD, flag, pins, sticker – limited to 3000 copies)
– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
– Clear / red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 700 copies)
– Beige / grey marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
– Clear red / brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– Clear / black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– Clear / black circle w/ white / red splatter vinyl (EU Webshop exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
– Black / white splatter vinyl (EU Ebay exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
– Clear / black splatter vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
– White / black haze vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 500 copies)

Sweden’s four-man rock sensation and party machine Royal Republic have released the official video for new track, Like A Lover

3Teeth have released their 4th music video from their upcoming album Metawar President X. Metawar is out on July 5th.

Grave Pleasures will be touring Europe in November:


15.11.2019 (DE) Hannover – Indiego Glocksee *
16.11.2019 (DE) Leipzig – Conne Island *
17.11.2019 (DE) Hamburg – Fabrik *
19.11.2019 (DE) Munich – Strom *
20.11.2019 (AT) Vienna – Arena
22.11.2019 (DE) Berlin – Lido *
23.11.2019 (DE) Bochum – Matrix *
25.11.2019 (UK) Nottingham – Rescue Rooms **
26.11.2019 (UK) Manchester – Club Academy **
28.11.2019 (UK) Bristol – The Fleece **
29.11.2019 (UK) London – O2 Academy Islington **

* w/ The Sewer Rats
** w/ The Nightmares

Like A Storm have released the music video for ‘Out Of Control

Skid Row will return to the UK in November:

Winterstorm Fest, Scotland – 29th November – Skid Row + Hollowstar
Warehouse, Wakefield – 30th November – Skid Row + Quireboys + Hollowstar + Matt Mitchell & The Cold Hearts
Rock City, Nottingham – 1st December – Skid Row + Quireboys + Crashdiet + Hollowstar
Engine Rooms, Southampton – 3rd December – Skid Row + Quireboys + Crashdiet + Hollowstar
Tramshed, Cardiff – 4th December – Skid Row + Quireboys + Crashdiet + Hollowstar
Planet Rock Stock, Trecco Bay – 6th December – Skid Row + Quireboys + Hollowstar Corp
Winter Rocks, Sheffield – 7th December – Skid Row + Quireboys + Crashdiet + Hollowstar
The Mill, Birmingham – 8th December – Skid Row + Quireboys + Crashdiet + Matt Mitchell & The Cold Hearts

The Night Flight Orchestra have released a new single, Satellite

Soilwork have made the ‘Underworld‘ bonus EP available digitally. Previously the EP was only available as part of the physical versions of the band’s album, ‘Verkligheten‘.

Bones UK have a new video, Choke, taken from their July 12th self titled album.

Dinosaur Pile-Up will be touring Europe in November and December:

Nov 28th – Tube, Dusseldorf, DE
Nov 29th – Headcrash, Hamburg, DE
Nov 30th – Musik und Frieden, Berlin, DE
Dec 1st – Backstage, Munich, DE
Dec 2nd – B72, Vienna, AT
Dec 4th – Supersonic, Paris, FR
Dec 5th – Melkweg Up, Amsterdam, NL
Dec 6th – Exchange, Bristol
Dec 8th – Institute, Birmingham, UK
Dec 9th – Garage (Attic Bar), Glasgow, UK
Dec 10th – Academy 3, Manchester, UK
Dec 11th – Scala, London, UK

Ted Aguilar discusses writing his first song on an album in his 17 years in Death Angel in a new video on YouTube, which you can watch below.

Deserted Fear have announced new tour dates for Europe:

At The Gates, Nifelheim & Deserted Fear:

12.12.2019 CRO Zagreb, Culture Factory
13.12.2019 IT Milan, Live Club
16.12.2019 FR Paris, La Machine
18.12.2019 UK Manchester, O2 Academy
19.12.2019 UK London, Electric Ballroom

20.12.2019 NL Tilburg, 013
21.12.2019 BE Antwerpen, Trix

Also check out Deserted Fear at these Summer festivals:

13.07.2019 DE Neukirchen-Vluyn, Dong Open Air
27.07.2019 DE Essen, Nord Open Air
10.08.2019 BE Kortrijk, Alcatraz Festival
16.08.2019 DE Dinkelsbühl, Summer Breeze
05.10.2019 DE Lichtenfels, Way Of Darkness
14.-21.10.2019 ES, Mallorca, Full Metal Holiday

The 69 Eyes have released a trailer for their new album West End, which is due for release on September 13th.

UK black-metal outfit Necronautical have announced details of their new album ‘Apotheosis’, which is out on 30th August through Candlelight Records. They have also shared the video for first single  ‘Nihil Sub Sole Novum’ which you can watch here –