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The Week in Metal: Clutch, Lucifer, Bullet for My Valentine & More

All the latest tunes, music videos, and news from the metal scene

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Bullet for My Valentine (May 17)

British melodic metallers Bullet for My Valentine will release their fifth album, Venom, on August 14. The set was produced by Colin Richardson, a fellow Brit who has worked the boards on seminal LPs by Machine Head, Carcass and Napalm Death. The lyric video for one of the new tracks, "No Way Out," can be seen above.

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Mutoid Man (May 18)

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Featuring Stephen Brodsky (Cave In) on guitar and vocals, Ben Koller (Converge, All Pigs Must Die) on drums and Nick Cageao on bass, Mutoid Man is set to release their debut full-length, Bleeder, on June 30. A new cut from called "Reptilian Soul" is ready to annihilate you below.

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Five Finger Death Punch (May 19)

Fans of Five Finger Death Punch have a lot to be happy about right about now. Earlier this week, the Las Vegas band announced the August 28 release of Got Your Six, their sixth studio album. In support of the album, Five Finger Death Punch will head out on a co-headlining North American tour with Papa Roach that will kick off on September 4 in Lexington, KY. The tour will also feature In This Moment and From Ashes to New. Head here to see all of the tour dates.

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Lucifer (May 19)

Euro hard rock combo Lucifer have dropped a video for their new single, "Izrael." The song comes off the group's forthcoming Lucifer I album which will arrive in stores on June 16 via Lee Dorian's Rise Above Records. The band is fronted by former the Oath member Johanna Sadonis and count Deep Purple and Blue Öyster Cult as their prime influences.

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Clutch (May 20)

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 24: Neil Fallon of Clutch performs on stage at Manchester Academy on April 24, 2014 in Man
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The Maryland riff monsters known as Clutch just announced that their forthcoming 11th (!) album will be called Psychic Warfare. The disc is tentatively scheduled for a September release via the band's Weathermaker Music label. Produced by Machine (Lamb of GodEvery Time I Die), Psychic Warfare will feature a song called "X-Ray Visions" that Clutch singer Neil Fallon says was influenced by Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the 1968 sci-fi novel by Philip K. Dick that the film Blade Runner was based on.

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Cattle Decapitation (May 20)

A contender for Most Metal Album Title of 2015 has just hit the web. Infecting record stores on August 7, The Anthropocene Extinction is Cattle Decapitation's latest slab of tasty deathgrind. Recorded at Flatline Audio with producer Dave Otero (Allegaeon, Cephalic Carnage), the album will feature guest appearances from Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down), Jurgen Bartsch (Bethlehem) and Tristan Shone (Author & Punisher). The first song released from The Anthropocene Extinction, "Manufactured Extinct," is streaming above.

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And more...

Lazarus A.D. drummer Ryan Shutler has passed away at the age of 28. (Metal Sucks)

The Melvins are streaming a song called "Captain Comedown" from their forthcoming split with Le Butcherettes. (Metal Injection)

Coal Chamber are Fear Factory heading out a co-headlining North American tour starting this July with Devil You Know and Jasta appearing in select cities. (Blabbermouth)

Pantera vocalist Phil Anselmo is working on a top secret death metal project. (Ultimate-Guitar)

Florida grind terrorists Maruta have shared a track called "Protocol for Self Immolation" from their Remain Dystopian album which comes out on June 2. (The PRP)

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