The 100% Metal Playlist of the week #77

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Architects – Seeing Red

The British metalcore group takes advantage of the announcement of its 2024 American tour to present a new single entitled “Seeing Red”. On the French side, if Architects stood out as the opening act for Metallica and at Hellfest 2023, they will return to the Zénith in Paris on January 24, 2024.

Powerwolf – Bark At The Moon

Ozzy Osbourne, lead singer of Black Sabbath, considered the first metal band, recently celebrated his 75th birthday. The German heavy metal band Powerwolf marks the occasion with a faithful cover of “Bark At The Moon”, a standard which gives its title to the madman’s third solo album, released in 1983.

KK’s Priest – Sons Of The Sentinel

This is the sequel to “Return of the Sentinel”, entitled “Sons of the Sentinel”. This purely heavy metal title is part of the numerous references that KK Downing makes to his former group Judas Priest in KK’s Priest. A futuristic clip accompanies the supersonic riffs of the British guitarist and the raw voice of Tim “Ripper” Owens.

Riot V – High Noon

Cult New York heavy metal group, Riot V continues to perpetuate the legacy of Mark Reale, founder of Riot who died in 2012. Discover the supersonic “High Noon”, whose intro riff is reminiscent of “ On Wings of Eagles”, a title from the legendary album Thundersteel (1988). This is the first single from the album Mean Streets, scheduled for February 16, 2024.

Gloryhammer – Mighty Wings

For fans of kitsch music, the famous Top Gun soundtrack is one of the must-haves. The Scottish group Gloryhammer understands this well and releases a cover of the epic “Mighty Wings” by Cheap Trick, which illustrates the aerial duel between Maverick and Jester in the Tony Scott classic.

Angra – Vida Seca

The Brazilian progressive metal band continues to promote its new album, titled Cycles of Pain. Discover the polished title “Vida Seca”, in which the group highlights its influences from Brazilian music. The group takes the opportunity to invite singer Lenin to perform the first verse.

Atreyu – Come Down

The American modern metal band Atreyu dons its most beautiful feathers in the video for “Come Down”, which can be found in The Beautiful Dark Of Life, their new studio album, as well as in the EP that preceded it: A Torch In the Dark. The album also compiles all the titles of the trilogy of EPs that the group released throughout 2023.

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