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The Week in Metal: The Black Dahlia Murder, Motörhead and More

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

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Disturbed (June 23)

Disturbed are back for the attack with “The Vengeful One,” their first new track in four years. The song will appear on their upcoming album, Immortalized, due out August 21. Immortalized was produced by Kevin Churko (Ozzy Obsourne, In This Moment) and cut at Hideout Recordings in Las Vegas. The animated video for "The Vengeful One" was directed by Phil Mucci, and can be seen above.

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Motörhead (June 23)

To help celebrate their 40th anniversary of kicking heads in, Motörhead have announced a North American tour which will kick off on August 29 in Riverside, Calif. Anthrax and Saxon will join the "Ace of Spaces" legends on separate portions of the dates. Following the trek, Motörhead will set for the high seas on their Motörboat Cruise between September 28 – October 2 from Miami, Florida to Nassau, Bahamas. The cruise will also feature Slayer, Anthrax and a bumper line-up of bands including three new acts: Others, Budderside and No Words.

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The Black Dahlia Murder (June 24)

Michigan death dealers the Black Dahlia Murder are returning to record stores on September 18 via Abysmal, their seventh studio album. For the sessions, the band reenlisted the services of producer Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, Whitechapel) and former bass player Ryan Williams, who also helped produce their 2013 album, Everblack. The Black Dahlia Murder have offered up “Vlad, Son of the Dragon,” a track from Abysmal, to whet your appetite till the album's fall release.

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Vision of Disorder (June 24)

Vision of Disorder is bringing their unique brand of metal to Nova Studios in July to record their fifth album. The as-yet album will be produced by Zeuss, the man behind recordings for Hatebreed, Municipal Waste and Revocation, among other acts. The album is expected to be released sometime this coming fall.

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Colombian Necktie (June 25)

Los Angeles quintet Colombian Necktie are heading into the studio with Erol "Rollie" Ulug (Graf Orlock) this weekend to record an EP that will be issued later this fall. The metallic sludgesters just got off a successful tour with Black Sheep Wall in support of their self-released album, Twilight Upon Us, which came out last August. Colombian Necktie dropped a cassette split with Pigeon Down earlier this spring. Listen to a full stream of Twilight Upon Us on Bandcamp.

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More news:

Whatever you do, don't call Brent Hinds of Mastodon a "metalhead" next time you see him. (Blabbermouth)

Fans of Megadeth and Shadows Fall should dig into this new Act of Defiance video. (YouTube)

TesseracT just signed with a new record label. (The PRP)

Guitarist Justin Lowe has quit After the Burial under strange circumstances. (Metal Sucks)

Fangoria's Chris Alexander has put together an excellent piece on late actor Christopher Lee's horror and heavy metal-related discography. (Deciblog)

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