Doom Metal legends Cathedral are going out with a bang as they announce the release of their new music video for their song 'Tower Of Silence'. - The video can be seen above.
Inspired by classic cult British Film Institutions such as Amicus and Hammer House of Horror, 'Tower of Silence' was shot on location during the British Winter of 2012 at Gunnersbury Park Tower, London. It features a guest appearance from Purson's Rosalie Cunningham, who places a symbolic black orchid on the tombstone of each member in the clips closing scenes.
Directed by UK based Paraffin City Productions, Tower of Silence will be the last full production promo video ever made by this British Doom Metal institution and is taken from their final album, "The Last Spire", out 29th April on Rise Above Records.
Kylesa premiere “Quicksand,” a new song from their forthcoming album "Ultraviolet", (due to be released 28th May via Season of Mist), via Spin (http://www.spin.com/articles/kylesa-quicksand-ultraviolet-stream).
"'Quicksand' is a quick 2:35 of ghostly dreamdoom that joins the melodies of '90s shoegaze with the churn of modern sludge and a riff straight from the Billy Corgan playbook,” says Spin in a brief write-up accompanying the song stream, adding that the song is “a muscular swirl that should please anyone who thought m b v didn't have enough shouting.”
The band has also unveiled the cover art for "Ultraviolet", which was done by Sean Beaudry. Beaudry, a fellow Savannah resident, did the artwork for the band’s "Time Will Fuse Its Worth" reissue.
Pre-order bundles for the new album are available now via (http://e-shop.season-of-mist.com/en/predefined-search/37879).
4. We’re Taking This
5. Long Gone
6. What Does It Take
7. Steady Breakdown
8. Low Tide
9. Vulture’s Landing
Kylesa will play a free, all ages show in their hometown of Savannah at The Dollhouse on 19th April as a way to thank fans for their ongoing support. Pitchfork, in the band’s first interview regarding "Ultraviolet" (http://pitchfork.com/features/show-no-mercy/9084-kylesa/), said of the album: “It’s the… heavy rock band’s darkest, most atmospheric record to date. The collection, which features an array of subtle electronic elements, makes for an expressive, immersive listen that will likely find the double-drumming quintet a larger audience.”
“Unspoken,” also from "Ultraviolet", was released online in late February, leading Stereogum to say “… if the album’s first single is any indication, they’ve continued moving away from their peers as well as their own past, conquering new territory,” adding “it’s a total triumph.” The song can be streamed here: https://soundcloud.com/season-of-mist/kylesa-unspoken.
East Coast doom metallers Hour Of 13 have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Dublin Doom Days festival in Ireland.
The fourth edition of the festival takes place over two days, September 28th and 29th, at The Pint in Dublin. Also included on the bill are the likes of Urfaust, Tome, Weed Priest, The Veil, Weeping Ulcer and more.
Hour Of 13 guitarist Chad Davis comments:
"Hour of 13 are pleased to be a part of the 2012 instalment of Dublin Doom Days. A little over 2 years to the date, it will be great to play our second-only European appearance in the birthplace of our first ever live show. The people in the Irish scene are extremely amazing, and we would like nothing more than to bring our music back to them for round two."
Vocalist Phil Swanson adds:
"It's very last minute with not much time for preparation. I'd never consider this for anyone but Mark and nowhere else but Dublin."
For more information about the Dublin Doom Days festival, join the official event page on Facebook here.
See Hour Of 13 live at the following shows:
Sep. 29, 2012 - Dublin, Ireland - The Pint
Oct. 26, 2012 - New York, NY - Saint Vitus
Apr. 18, 2013 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Roadburn Festival
Serpentine Path is gearing up to unleash their suffocating debut full length on September 11th via Relapse Records. The band, featuring all three members of NY underground icons Unearthly Trance as well Tim Bagshaw of UK stoners Electric Wizard and Ramesses, has unleashed their first track from the new album, called "Crotalus Horridus Horridus" on Pitchfork!
Now available from Relapse's online shop, Serpentine Path's self-titled debut is available in CD, vinyl and digital formats. The vinyl comes in two version, 180 gram black and a limited edition snot green vinyl. All versions can be pre-ordered here.
English Doom merchants Conan are nearing the July 31st release date for their North American debut, "Monnos" via Gravedancer Records. The monstrous record has already been praised by Pitchfork for finding "the perfect guitar tone" and now the entire new album is available for streaming via AOL Noisecreep here.
Conan are currently plotting their first strike on North American soil and are planning to venture across the pond later this year. For now, fans can sink their teeth into 'Monnos' in a variety of formats. The CD and digital versions of the album will be available on July 31st, while a beautiful imported gatefold vinyl is available for pre-order at the Gravedancer Records webstore.
Stay tuned for more news on Conan and check out the full new album now!
Italy’s very own Tombstone Highway is the newest member of the Agonia Records roster and a fresh addition to the label’s expanding profile. The band emerges from the muddy shores of The Po River in Piacenza and draws strong inspiration from the rural and folklore parts of its homeland. Their upcoming debut album is a classic blend of feisty Stoner/Southern Rock and Doom Metal, with catchy guitar solos and old-school heavy metal parts that may remind of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Corrison Of Conformity, Pride and Glory, Down, Black Sabbath, or even ZZ Top riffage. Apart from Hard Rock instruments, the band uses also a banjo and Hammond organs.
3 songs (raw and unmastered versions) from Tombstone Highway can be heard at their Reverb Nation profile here.
The release date of the debut album entitled 'Ruralizer' is scheduled for this Autumn.
The band has issued the following statement with regards to the signing: "
We are pleased to announce that we signed with Agonia Records for the release of our first album 'Ruralizer'. We're very proud of how the album came out and we strongly believe it's the perfect way to begin our legacy. People into heavy, ballsy southern-tinged Hard Rock should take note!"
Swedish doom icons Witchcraft have just revealed some details on the bands upcoming album.
Earlier this year announced as a working title, “Legend” has now been officially confirmed as the title of Witchcraft's debut for their new label, Nuclear Blast. “Legend” is set to be unleashed September 21, 2012 and marks the bands first album after a 5 year hiatus.
Magnus Pelander gives his views:
“At last the fourth album is done. It's with relief and euphoria we say this!”
The cover art for “Legend” is going to be revealed soon.
have announced a tour with fellow countrymen Trivium this autumn! Other bands on the bill include German Metalcore mob Caliban and American Deathcore lot Upon A Burning Body.American Metalcore maestro's As I Lay Dying
Singer Tim Lambesis notes:
"It's not very often that a lineup like this works out for a club tour. I can't wait to get on stage knowing the crowds will be pumped getting a great show from start to finish. That coupled with being on the road with our friends in Trivium again gives me plenty to look forward too."
TRIVIUM + AS I LAY DYING + CALIBAN + UPON A BURNING BODY
15/10/12 – UK – Manchester – Ritz
16/10/12 – UK – Glasgow – ABC
17/10/12 – UK – Birmingham – Institute
19/10/12 – UK – Bristol – Academy
20/10/12 – UK – Norwich – UEA
21/10/12 – UK – London – Shephards Bush Empire
22/10/12 – BE – Brussels – AB
23/10/12 – FR – Paris – La Bataclan
25/10/12 – NL – Tilburg – 013
26/10/12 – DE – Herford – X
27/10/12 – DE – Stuttgart – LKA
28/10/12 – DE – Köln – Live Music Hall
07/11/12 – DE – Berlin – Huxleys
08/11/12 – DE – Hamburg – Docks
10/11/12 – DE – Chemnitz – Südbahnhof
11/11/12 – DE – München – Backstage Werk
12/11/12 – IT – Milan – Live Club
13/11/12 – CH – Solothurn - Kofmehl
14/11/12 – AT – Wien – Gasometer
16/11/12 – ES – Barcelona – Appolo
17/11/12 – ES – Bilbao – Santana 27
18/11/12 – ES – Madrid - Riviera
The band are also right now in the final stages of producing their new album with Bill Stevenson at the helm. His production credits include work on records by Rise Against, NOFX, Propagandhi, The Casualties, Anti-Flag and many more. The album is tentatively slated for release in the second half of 2012.
Metal Blade Records have made another addition to their roster with the signing of Germany's Downfall of Gaia! The band eschews clichés and delivers a monolithic, yet melodic, wall of sound. Formed in 2008 in Hannover, Germany to date the band has released a demo cd, a split tape, a split LP, and a full length album. Their split with In The Hearts of Emperors can be found on bandcamp here.
Starting out as a crust band then developing further, the band has become much more difficult to compare to any other bands. Over the years, their songs became longer, slower, heavier; their influences range from doom to black metal, from down-tempo, to sludge, and hardcore.
The band comments on their deal with Metal Blade Records:
"We feel quite honored to be a part of the Metal Blade family and to work with one of the most notable labels in the world! We are really excited about our Metal Blade debut and the future! A big thank you to all the people who supported us in any way during the last years, without you all of this wouldn't be possible!"
Their concept album, "Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes", will be released later on in 2012.
Dominik Goncalves dos Reis – vocals/guitars
Peter Wolff – vocals/guitars
Anton Lisovoj – vocals/bass
Johannes Stoltenburg - drums
Agonia Records have recently announced the signing of Swedish Doom Metal outfit Kongh.
This relatively new band, formed back in 2004, has quickly risen amongst the ranks of Swedish acts worth watching, being nominated to the P3 Guld Award (Swedish equivalent of the Grammy Awards) for their debut album. After a successful and intense tour with critically acclaimed Yob in September and October of 2011, Kongh focused on writing their 3rd to date album: yet untitled and expected for early 2013.
The band has issued the following statement regarding the new deal and upcoming release:
"Three years have passed since our last album was released, and we're stoked to announce that the song writing for a whole new album is now finalized. We'll skip the in-depth details for now since it's nearly possible to give a sensible description of your own music, but there's definitely some new twists and dimensions there as well as the traditional Kongh riffage. One thing we can say for sure is that we're very enthusiastic about the songs and we cannot wait to enter the studio! It will happen at the end of the summer, with Karl Daniel Lidén (Dozer, Switchblade) in the engineering seat. Another thing we're happy about is the new record deal with Agonia Records. We've been in touch with them for well over a year now, and while we've had a few offers from different labels, Agonia was the one which seemed to suit us best. Our expectations are high and we're sure this will turn out great".