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Helsótt (“Fatal Illness” in Old Norse) is a folk/thrash metal group hailing from Menifee, California. The group came together in 2010, features ex-Shroud of Bereavement‘s Steph Robinson on keyboards and additional female vocals, as well as all original members save for lead guitarist David Watson who joined in 2013 to replace Tristan Nightingale. While the band has been active for a good while, there hasn’t been much in the line of studio output. 2012 saw the release of their first EP Fólkvangr, and the debut full-length Woven in 2014. For 2017, they are issuing a new five song EP titled The Healer, which is being handled by M-Theory Music. But does this American act deliver with this effort, or does it fail to capture the pagan spirit in which it is birthed from?

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The following is a list of all Metal releases that are due out in the next seven days based on promos and press releases received.

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God Dethroned has been quite the staple act within the death metal community for some time. One of the driving forces behind the style’s success in the Netherlands with their signature blackened touch, their groove-laced exploits have solidified them as a force not to be reckoned with. Their sound, however, has been mutating over recent years, offering up something relatively fresh with each new endeavour. From horror themes and pissed off tributes to war anthems and nightmarish landscapes, one can never accurately predict what is coming you way next. This slight uncertainty is where we find ourselves with their tenth full-length offering, The World Ablaze. But what kind of God Dethroned do we get, and is it any good?

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Today marks the official release of Starmourner, the anticipated new studio offering from atmospheric black metallers GHOST BATH. In celebration of its release, today the band undrapes their compelling new, Jesse Lynch (Dead In The Winter, Underling, Mithya)-produced visual accompaniment to “Seraphic.”

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It has been revealed through the band’s official Facebook page that Martin Funderud, vocalist of brutal death metal act Kraanium, has passed away. The cause of death has yet to be revealed.

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“Rest in Peace our brother William ‘Bill’ Tolley. Drummer. Brother. Firefighter. Hero. Friend. Life will never be the same without him. We love you, Bill. Slam On.” – INTERNAL BLEEDING