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Metal

With Peter Hodgson

Irish pagan metallers Primordial have announced the release of the first live album in the band's history: Gods To The Godless (Live at Bang Your Head Festival Germany 2015), due out Friday November 25 via Metal Blade Records. Primordial's A.A. Nemtheanga says: “It might seem like an unusual move, a double live album. Especially within the scene we are from, but the live album was once a staple of most bands' careers and something we all grew up with in our collection. Fact is though we hadn't planned it, it was basically a happy coincidence. When we listened back to the tapes we found something we could work with and the idea took shape.”
 
Wednesday 13 has firmly cemented himself as the undisputed leader in horrorpunk. Whether it be fronting his own band or the horrorpunk supergroup, Murderdolls, his charisma and appeal can’t be denied. But there is more to the man than just the fiendish persona, a side that Australia will see next March. Wednesday will be playing all his classics from Wednesday 13, Murderdolls, Frankenstein Drag Queens, Planet 13 and more – but this time it will be all intimate and all unplugged. It’s going down at the Corner Hotel on Saturday March 25.
 
Speaking of live albums, the mighty Armored Saint release theirs digitally on Friday December 16 and physically on Friday February 24. It’s called Carpe Noctum and you can get a taste of what to expect by checking out the live video of Aftermath filmed by Oliver "Bomber" Barth at metalblade.com/armoredsaint.
 
Featuring current and former members of the Cro-Mags, Queens of the Stone Age and Danzig, supergroup Bloodclot has signed a worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records. With the new lineup in place, and songs to record, Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel offered Bloodclot a worldwide deal. “Super excited to be working with these legends,” Slagel says. “The material is fresh and what you would expect from such an amazing group.” Bloodclot plans to release their upcoming album, Up In Arms, in 2017, with worldwide touring to follow.