Black metal cult Arckanum is pleased to announce streaming of another new song from the forthcoming record, "Fenris Kindir". The new track, titled "Hatarnir" is premiering via Wormgear and the forthcoming album is slated for a worldwide release on 10th May (14th May in North America).
Regarding ""Fenris Kindir", Arckanum mastermind Shamaatae (ex-Grotesque) acknowledged that "This album is a dedication to the flaming giant-wolf, son of Loki; created from the Chaos-fires of Múspellsheimr. It is a tribute to the wrathful giant-wolf, son of Angrboða, found in the Ironwood where he is breeding hordes of giant monstrous wolves with Angrboða. His victorious name is Fenrir, also called Tungls Tjúgari! Hail Fenrir!"
Shamaatae continues; "The sounds and music on this album are my auditory vision of the march of Fenrir convoyed with his hordes of giant wolves from the depths of the underworld to face Ragna Rök with warlike glory – deformed giant-wolves swarming in thousands. This is my tribute to the wrathful, harsh and untamed anti-nature of Fenrir’s mighty essence! The anti-cosmic enemy of the worlds! Heill Tungls Tjúgari! Heilir Fenris Synir!"
1. Fenris Kindir Grúa
2. Tungls Tjúgari
6. Fenris Gangr
11. Sólbøls Sigr
12. Lycanthropia [Necromantia cover, bonus track on digital and LP editions]
"Fenris Kindir" is available for pre-order at the Season of Mist E-shop and is available as a CD and a limited LP in two different colors: yellow (limited to 450 copies) and black (limited to 700).
India's extreme metal veterans Demonic Resurrection have completed 13 years as a band and announced their 4th full-length album.
This is a huge move for the metal band as when they were featured on Sam Dunn's 'Global Metal' documentary in 2007 (which was 6 years ago), the Indian Metal scene was noted as only just starting to expand and at that point no major metal band had played in India, until legends Iron Maiden played there which evidently proved to be a revelation and fans from all over the Indian subcontinent (India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, etc) came to watch the show.
As for Demonic Resurrection, they were the first Indian Metal band to be signed to a Western record label, British label Candlelight Records. However 2 years later fellow countrymen Kryptos ended up being signed to German label AFM Records. Demonic Resurrection then went on to play at Bloodstock Open Air 2012, this sparked off a series of Indian Metal bands also playing in Europe.
The band made the following update as well as releasing a photo album of their studio drum tracking sessions,:
"On 6th April 2000 we, played our first show with Naked Earth, Sceptre and Metakix. We complete 13 years as a band today. We have no special announcements, no special events planned, no special release or anything. The last two years have been very hard for us and none the less we've not given up, we may be down now but we're far from out. At this point we're am however happy to say that we have hit the studios and begun recording our 4th full-length album. It will be released this year so stay tuned. A massive thanks to all our fans, well wishers and supporters who have kept us going over years and supported us. Cheers & Stay Demonic!"
The album is being recorded at Demonic Studios with front-man Demonstealer doubling up as producer as well.
View the facebook album: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151612157029783.1073741827.8397514782&
Chicago's stoner / sludge lords The Atlas Moth and Ireland's black metal heavyweights Altar Of Plagues are excited to announce a trek through North America as both bands make their way towards Raleigh, NC, where each will play as part of Hopscotch Music Festival.
Both bands are touring in support of their 2011 full-lengths. 'An Ache For The Distance' was released by The Atlas Moth in the fall of 2011, while Altar of Plagues unleashed 'Mammal' in the Spring of 2011. Both albums are available now via Profound Lore Records.
8.31 - Chicago - Ultra Lounge
9.01 - Detroit - Magic Stick
9.02 - Toronto - Sneaky Dee's
9.03 - Montreal - Katacombs
9.04 - Boston - The Great Scott
9.05 - Brooklyn - Saint Vitus
9.06 - Philly - The Barbary
9.07 - Raleigh - Hopscotch Music Festival
Norwegian Black Metallers Ragnarok have released a new video for the title track from their last album 'Collectors of the King'. The video is produced by William Brovold, directed by Stefan E Pedersen and the cinematography is by Lasse Roed.
Drummer and Ragnarok founder Jontho comments:
"It’s the first official video we’ve done for the band, and for a band that’s been around as long as we have, you could say it’s been a long time in coming. It’s a very dark piece in every sense of the word and perfectly conveys the atmosphere and subject matter of the track itself. We’re very pleased with the result, and now we’ve got a taste for it, it certainly won’t be the last video we make and you can rest assured that the new album will provide plenty of material for the next one".
The 'Collectors of the King' video can be seen here.
The band recently inked a deal with Agonia Records and entered the Endarker Studios in Sweden on the 24th June to record what will be their seventh full-length album. At the production helm is studio owner and Marduk bassist Devo. So far all the drum and guitar tracks have been recorded for the as yet untitled album which is due for release later this year.
The band’s next live appearance will be in August at this year’s Party.San Open Air Festival in Schlotheim, Germany.
British Progressive Black / Death metallers De Profundis will be supporting Marduk & Immolation on their forthcoming European and UK tour in September / October 2012. This will be the band's third European tour, having previously toured with the likes of Ragnarok, Rotting Christ & Omnium Gatherum.
The band will also be performing at this year’s RockHarz festival in Ballenstedt, Germany taking place on 12-14 July.
Craig Land – Vocals
Roman Subbotin – Guitar Shoi Sen – Guitar
Arran McSporran - Fretless Bass
Nick Tingle - Drums
Gibraltar Black Metal horde Days Of Our Lives have issued the following statement:
"The latest news we have for now is that Days Of Our Lives is currently working on our upcoming release which is going to be called "Smile and Be Happy". However for us currently 2012 was not meant to be a slowish year for the band, but this has allowed us to get everything sorted really".
Aborym will enter the studio in October to record their sixth album, the follow-up to"Psychogrotesque". The new album will be released in early 2013 through Agonia Records. Title, track-list, guests and tons of important details about the new release will be revealed soon.Veteran Italian Industrial Black Metallers
The band is also working on a special song in order to celebrate the anniversary of the first 20 years of the band's career, an assembly of riffs, ideas, lyrics, loops, grooves sent by fans. Furthermore, a big fan-wall poster is under construction, with hundreds of photos from the fans. You’ll find all the infos and restrictions on sending audio and visual material inside the fan area section on their main website.
Irish Celtic Black Metal tribe Waylander keep the Gaelic flag flying with 'Kindred Spirits' due for release come 16th July (EU) and 14th August (N. America).
Finally mastered at the Finnox studio in Finland (Children of Bodom, Nightwish, etc.) , Irish Celtic Black Metal band Waylander are set to release their brand new and fourth full length album 'Kindred Spirits'. The band described lyrics for the two first songs: 'Echoes of the Sidhe' and 'Lamh Dearg' which are very interesting topics.
'Echoes of the Sidhe' - deals with the enduring fascination in celtic countries with the Sidhe/the Fairy folk/Tuatha De Danann which has survived the coming of christianity as well as the modern age of enlightenment. The belief in the old Gods and the existence of higher plains of existence has endured and will continue to do so.
'Lamh Dearg' - meaning Red Hand, the symbol of the northern province of Ulster of which Northern Ireland Ireland makes up two thirds. For the first time since our debut demo the conflict in Northern Ireland is used as subject matter for one of our songs. This song is about love for the land which transcends politics, where the land itself is sacred while mankind are merely the custodians for the generations to come. Concentrate on what unites us as it's a lot more than people have knowledge off due to a blinkered mindset. In effect this song is a modern pagan perspective on the conflict we have endured.
'Kindred Spirits' Tracklist:
1. Echoes of the Sidhe
2. Lámh Dearg
3. Twin Fires of Beltíne
4. Of Fear and Fury
5. Grave of Giants
6. A Path Well Trodden
7. Quest for Immortality
9. Kindred Spirits
Veteran Brussels-based Black Metal horde Enthroned will stir up blasphemy for two live dates in May. Whilst headlining London's annual Infernal Damnation Festival, they will play an additional show in Bristol. They are promoting their new album 'Obsidium' on tour, the album is out via Agonia Records.
18th May - UK - Bristol - The Croft
19th May - UK - London - The Underworld (Infernal Damnation Festival)
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