In support of Aborted’s latest studio album 'Retrogore' - which is out now via Century Media Records - the band will be hitting the road for a run of European dates next February / March alongside Kreator, Sepultura & Soilwork.
The band comments:
“Retrogore over Europe... After the festival season this will be our main trek throughout Europe to bring you some of that delicious gory 80's horror sauce known as Retrogore! And what a line up it is! We are beyond happy to be sharing the stage with giants like Kreator, Sepultura (arise anyone?) and our friends in Soilwork. Prepare for a very diverse bill of pummelling and kick ass metal! Get ready for a few surprises from our side as well! See you all then!“
Order your copy of at CM Distro or the dealer of your choice:
2017 tour with Kreator, Sepultura and Soilwork
02.02.2017 NL – Tilburg, 013
03.02.2017 DE – Munich, Tonhalle
04.02.2017 DE – Hamburg, Mehr! Theater
06.02.2017 DK – Copenhagen, Amager Bio
07.02.2017 NO – Oslo, Rockefeller
12.02.2017 EE – Tallinn, Rock Cafe
13.02.2017 LT – Vilnius, Siemens Arena
15.02.2017 PL – Warsaw, Progresja
17.02.2017 DE – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
18.02.2017 DE – Berlin, Columbiahalle
19.02.2017 CH – Pratteln, Z 7
21.02.2017 IT – Trezzo, Live Club
22.02.2017 FR – Grenoble, Summum
23.02.2017 ES – Barcelona, Razzmatazz
24.02.2017 ES – Madrid, Riviera
25.02.2017 FR – Toulouse, Bikini
26.02.2017 FR – Paris, Bataclan
28.02.2017 UK – Manchester, Academy
01.03.2017 IR – Dublin, Vicar Street
02.03.2017 UK – London, O2 Forum
03.03.2017 BE – Torhout, De Mast
04.03.2017 DE – Essen, Grugahalle
Worldwide festival appearances 2016:
02.07.2016 Rock Al Parque – Bogota, Colombia
09.07.2016 Antwerp Metal Fest – Merksem, Belgium
16.07.2016 Gefle Metal Fest – Gavle, Sweden
27.07.2016 Metaldays – Tolmin, Slovenia
30.07.2016 Nord Open Air – Essen, Germany
06.08.2016 Le Stock – La Louviere, Belgium
07.08.2016 Live Music Hall – Cologne, Germany
11.08.2016 Brutal Assault – Josefov, Czech Republic
01.09.2016 Deathfest Open Air – Andernach, Germany
07.10.2016 Trondheim Metal Fest – Trondheim, Norway
08.10.2016 Hell Over Vellach – Sachsenburg, Austria
Aborted are proud to let-loose on the world yet another brand new track off their upcoming album, 'Retrogore' out on 22 April via Century Media Records. This time the sonic offerings come in the shape of a video for the track 'Divine Impediment'!
Check out the video below:-
Pre-Sale options for “Retrogore”are now up and running worldwide with various options available.
Get your copy at CM Distro here
Or order one of many limited bundles directly from the band here.
'Retrogore' will be released in the following versions:
With the album as limited CD Digipak plus 2 bonus tracks, an additional CD Digipak of the “Termination Redux” EP (previously unreleased on CD) as well as a big size poster flag of the cover artwork.
With the entire album on CD (plus 2 bonus tracks) and a square size poster of the cover artwork
The standard CD edition offered for a fan-friendly price
Digital download including instant access to the track 'Retrogore':
Aborted have launched a drum play through video for the new track 'Bit By Bit'. This track is the second offering from the forthcoming new album 'Retrogore' out on 22 April via Century Media Records.
Check out "Bit By Bit" here.
The man behind the kit commented the following regarding the play through video:
"Hey guys, this is Ken from the band Aborted with the track Bit by Bit. While we were in the studio recording Retrogore I had a lot of fun messing around with this song and figured it would be a cool song to do a video for. I hope you all enjoy the video! P.s. Don't mind my grumpy face."
Aborted's 9th full length crusher 'Retrogore' will be hauled from the grave on April 22nd, 2016. Pre-orders are available now for what is expected to be one of thee most relentless albums from Belgium's favourite gore-mongers to date!
Click here now to pre-order the album in the following formats:
'Retrogore' will be released in the following versions:
Digital download including instant access to the track 'Retrogore':
1. Dellamorte Dellamore (00:51)
2. Retrogore (04:17)
3. Cadaverous Banquet (04:12)
4. Whoremageddon (03:29)
5. Termination Redux (alternate version) (03:27)
6. Bit By Bit (04:03)
7. Divine Impediment (04:18)
8. Coven Of Ignorance (03:42)
9. The Mephitic Conundrum (03:18)
10. Forged For Decrepitude (02:41)
11. From Beyond (The Grave) (04:22)
12. In Avernus (04:36)
13. Slasher Hysteria * (03:27)
14. Les Miserables * (03:57)
* bonus tracks featured on the Digipak CD version of “Retrogore” (included in the limited box set) and on the CD included in the LP
'Termination Redux' tracklist (as part of the limited “Retrogore” box set):
1. Liberate Me Ex Inferis (00:31)
2. Termination Redux (03:27)
3. Vestal Disfigurement Upon The Sacred Chantry (03:45)
4. Bound In Acrimony (02:12)
5. The Holocaust Re-Incarnate (05:22)
Track selections from "Brute Force Lobotomy", the latest full-length from Belgian death metal horde Serial Butcher will be included in the soundtrack for Troma Entertainment's upcoming "Return To Return To Nuke 'Em High Volume 2" by Lloyd Kaufman, prexy of Troma and creator of "The Toxic Avenger".
Serial Butcher, a band that forged in 1995, continues to create powerful testaments to homicidal rage and unrepentant hostility. In a collective description of the inspiration behind "Brute Force Lobotomy", the band notes: "Sometimes you just want to stab Uncle Lloydie in the eye with a blunt, rusty knife. Until he's dead. And then you stab some more... just to be sure..." It's a fitting theme for "Return To Return To Nuke 'Em High Volume 2" which, keeping in the Troma tradition, is sure to relentlessly assault the audience with scenes of graphic, yet Magritteian scenes of horror, eroticism and hilarity.
Troma Entertainment is a legendary, forty-two-year-old independent movie studio responsible for such world-renowned cult classic films as The Toxic Avenger, Class Of Nuke 'Em High, Poultrygeist: Night Of The Chicken Dead, and Return To Nuke 'Em High Volume 1, as well as many other iconic films that have cultivated their reputation as long-standing leaders of independent cinema.
Troma and Belgium have a long-time relationship. Troma released the very first Belgian horror film, Rabid Grannies, in 1987. Additionally, Lloyd Kaufman was awarded The Lifetime Achievement Award and was made Knight Of The Order Of The Raven, at the Belgian International Fantasy Film Festival.
The entire score and soundtrack for "Return To Return To Nuke 'Em High Volume 2" is injected throughout with skull crushing thrash and death metal. The movie is the long-awaited sequel to "Return To Nuke 'Em High Volume 1", and it is currently in the post-production stage, scheduled to be released in the Summer of 2016.
Serial Butcher's "Brute Force Lobotomy" is out now on Unique Leader Records. Order your copy today at THIS LOCATION.
Aborted’s 9th full length crusher, "Retrogore", will be hauled from the grave on April 22nd, 2016 and fans should expect nothing less than one of thee most relentless and fiercest albums from Belgium’s favourite gore-mongers to date!
This new offering will not only combine elements from Aborted’s trademark sound but will also add in some carefully selected new ingredients proving why "Retrogore" is truly a bloody chunk of raw and rotten meat, refined with creepy melodies and sinister atmosphere… but hey, the proof is in the pudding right? Well, sit down and get ready for a heaping helping of what the new album has to offer with the title track, 'Retrogore'.
Sven de Caluwe, Aborted front man, comments on the new song and album:
“Here it is ghouls and maniacs! The first, opening track and title track to our fine new little piece of auricular mayhem called "Retrogore". A profound little diddy that somewhat recalls the finesse and tactfulness of Monty Python's 'The meaning of life' or as we shall call it our own 'The meaning of Death(metal)'. You see, folks, there are blast beats, there are ridiculously fast kicks all over the place, really, really, reaallly dark melodies to make you churn and some shredding for those who like that thing called musicianship. To top it off we have myself puking all over it in a fashion that would make Cookie monster cringe and Kim Kardashian shake that big ole butt of hers. In other words, it's Aborted, it's uncensored gooey, gory fun for the whole family! Enter the nostalgic world of "Retrogore" and don't be a chump, get a pre order and be part of something that will bring you joy and happiness, for at least one hour! Guaranteed!“
'Retrogore' features an incredible artwork with a great attention to detail by the one and only Christopher Lovell: www.christopherlovell.com.
Check out this link to pre-order the album in the following formats:
The vinyl version of “Retrogore” will be offered in the following vinyl colours:
Belgian Gothic metallers Lovelorn Dolls re-release first demo 'An Intense Feeling Of Affection' as download EP
Five years ago, Brussels-based band Goth metal act Lovelorn Dolls self-released their very first demo “An Intense Feeling Of Affection” under the name “Lovelorn”. They have now made this demo available for immediate download to celebrate the 5th anniversary of that very rare and now completely sold-out collector's item.
Note that it was on the basis of this demo that they got signed to the Belgian record label Alfa Matrix though which they have now released 2 albums and several EPs.
The demo, which you can check out here, shows the goth metal roots of Lovelorn Dolls and indicates how the band’s sound has evolved and matured between their early recordings and their 2015’s successful second album "Japanese Robot Invasion". You'll recognise several tracks which were re-recorded for the band’s debut album “The House Of Wonders” which were given a darker electronic touch for their debut album thanks to their then producer Victor Love of Dope Stars Inc..
You'll also recognise the track “Mother Of The Universe” entirely sung by Kristell (without the guest vocals of Helen Vogt of Flowing Tears) or “Frozen Inside” played one tone higher with some different guitar melodies.
A 6th bonus song “Rates Of Loneliness” is also added which got renamed “Rats Are Out” on their first album, with totally different vocal parts.
Available now on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, Amazon .
Formed in 2005, Diablo Blvd hail from Antwerp, Belgium, the band is named after a Corrosion Of Conformity song and is lead by stand-up comedian and singer Alex Agnew. With current and ex-members of bands like A Brand, Born From Pain and Meuris, this eclectic five-piece quickly started to turn heads and play shows to appreciative crowds all over Belgium and The Netherlands.
Building on groovy riffs, catchy choruses and a charismatic stage presence, Diablo Blvd offers what made their heroes great within a wide range of influences from the heavy genres (like Danzig, The Cult, Guns 'N' Roses, Black Label Society and Type Of Negative), classic rock and even blues.
After two full-length albums and numerous shows around Europe Diablo Blvd visited ICP studios in Brussels with producer Ace Zec to record the brand new album "Follow The Deadlights" in collaboration with the American duo Jay Ruston (mix) and Paul Logus (mastering) who have previously been behind the sound of Anthrax, Stone Sour, Meatloaf and Steel Panther.
Naturally the band expressed their thrill with the news, adding that "Signing to Nuclear Blast is like getting the hot chick everybody wants. They were our first choice when we started looking for a deal and to see it actually coming through still feels unreal".
"Follow The Deadlights" is planned for release on January 23, 2015 via Nuclear Blast.
The official lyric video for the first single off the album, 'Rise Like Lions', can now be streamed here.
Alex Agnew - vocals
Andries Beckers -guitar
Dave Hubrechts - guitar
Kris Martens - drums
Tim Bekaert - bass
Make sure to catch them live:
10.10.2014 - NL Den Haag - Paard Van Troje
11.10.2014 - NL Goes - 't Beest
17.10.2014 - B Lebbeke - CC De Biekorf
24.10.2014 - B Aarschot - Club De Klinker
31.10.2014 - NL Tilburg - 013
07.11.2014 - NL Groningen Vera
21.11.2014 - B Vosselaar - Biebob
22.11.2014 - NL Eindhoven - Speedfest
28.11.2014 - NL - Hilversum Podium De Vorstin
20.12.2014 - B - Pandfest
Earlier this month Belgium's Saille revealed details of their forthcoming record ‘Eldritch’ which will be released on 10th November via Code666 Records.
Now they offer their teaser video for fans, covering all aspects of the forthcoming album, click here to watch it
Speaking about the new album, keyboardist Dries Gaerdelen admits that it "differs quite a bit from our two previous albums" in as far as they "wanted the new songs to be more guitar oriented and more edgy, so we worked on the songs in a different way than we used to".
He goes on to add that their guitarists "Reinier Schenk and Jonathan Vanderwal started writing the songs from a guitar perspective adding the keyboards and drums later on. On our two previous albums ‘Ritu’ and ‘Irreversible Decay’ the songs were created the other way around.”
Furthermore he admits that the band's "new drummer Kevin De Leener had a big impact on the creation of this album, as his input from a drummers perspective was higher than we're used to. These factors, songs being based on drums and guitars, form a solid base for haunting melodic black metal songs".
Saille vocalist Dennie Grondelaers was sole writer for all of the lyrics on the forthcoming album, this time they focus on the topics of horror literature from the turn-of-the-20th century and modern era, additionally they accidentally introduced a Lovecraft based album, although unintended it is "noticeable throughout the whole record, and can't be ignored. Even stronger, the source of every song, except for ‘Walpurgis’ (based on Goethe's Faust), can be considered as proto-, post- or pure Lovecraftian"
With respect to the limited digipak edition of the album, Saille went for gold and contacted " all currently living writers (or their heirs) of the books we based our lyrics upon", this lead to them gaining permission from writers such as Stephen King, thus allowing them to use any quote they wished from any of the books, the quotes that Dries are talking of "will be displayed next to our lyrics for our fans to compare / embrace"
Colin Marks, designer of the forthcoming album's artwork was giving his commandments on what the band wanted, but when this was done he was free to add in anything to the artwork itself.
He goes further into depth by saying that
“The band requested something quite dark, with hints of horror, so I wanted to give the image a fairly vast and ominous atmosphere. An initial suggestion referred to certain lyrical themes of an ancient library of sorts and / or occult characters, so I took this as a good starting point and constructed this huge dark old structure built into a large cave-like rock formation. It was important to keep the tone dark and mysterious, with a tiny barely noticeable figure within the entrance, which people can read into however they wish. The additional artwork in the layout ties in with the cover concept and further explores the surroundings. I wanted it to represent not only the music, but also the bands various influences, and hopefully we've achieved that quite accurately."
_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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