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The Week In Metal: Ghost B.C., Tool, The Sword and More

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

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Ghost B.C. (May 31)

Swedish occult hard rockers Ghost B.C. released an absolute winner of a track called "Cirice" last weekend. The song will be included on Meliora, the band's forthcoming third studio album. Hitting stores on August 21, Meliora was produced by Klas Ã…hlund, which is an interesting choice considering the fellow Swede has also worked with pop artists like Robyn, Katy Perry and Britney Spears during his career.

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Tool (June 2)

Earlier this week, Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifier) underwent total hip replacement surgery. "Years of foot stomping left me with no cushion in my right hip," explained the singer in a Facebook post. Keenan also revealed that he's already walking and will continue to pursue his brown belt in jiu jitsu. Sadly, the singer's statement made no mention of a new Tool album.

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The Sword (June 2)

The Sword will return on August 21 with High Country, the Texas outfit's fourth studio album. The album was produced by Adrian Quesada and mixed by J. Robbins, the guitarist/vocalist of the late, great Jawbox.

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Superjoint Ritual (June 3)

Superjoint Ritual will embark on their first U.S. tour in over a decade. Featuring Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down) and Jimmy Bower (Eyehategod, Down), the band is calling the trek the It Takes Guts Tour. Kicking off on July 10 in Oklahoma City, OK, the run will also include King Parrot and Child Bite on all dates.

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Hate Eternal (June 3)

The brutality mongers known as Hate Eternal will release their sixth full-length album, Infernus, on August 24. Produced by the band's own vocalist/guitarist Erik Rutan, Infernus was recorded at his Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida. A track from the album called "Pathogenic Apathy" is streaming above.

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More news:

Kataklysm is back and taking names. (Metal Injection)

3 Inches of Blood will be throwing in the towel. A big loss for sure. (Lambgoat)

Mastodon became part of premium cable history last Sunday night. (Exclaim!)

There's a new Fuck the Facts that just the web and it's a doozy! (The PRP)


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