To celebrate their 15 year anniversary, female black / gothic metal Upon Shadows are releasing a book that contains all the band's lyrics, complete album informations, pictures and a detailed bio which was written by Kosta Bayss from Canada's Goetic Records.
The book can be ordered at Amazon.com or at www.lulu.com but is also available in pdf for free download at: http://tamarapicardo.blogspot.fi/2017/08/upon-shadows-book-of-lyrics.html
Upon Shadows have also published a brand new video for their latest single "Fatal Stigma Of The Realist", which you can watch at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsKrxUWNw9U
The graphic novel everyone is talking about is coming to the large and the small screen!
The animated motion comic version of ‘Realm Of The Damned’ will feature the dark and disturbed voices of David Vincent (Morbid Angel), Dani Filth (Cradle Of Filth) Jill Janus (Huntress) and many more.
Directed by Tom Paton who’s first Sci-fi debut set the world alight with his post-apocalyptic vision – Pandorica. Tom now takes on the world of animation by bringing the graphic novel Realm of The Damned to life as a motion graphic comic.
This is a fresh and genuinely brilliant new world for fans of anime, horror, vampires and Metal the world over. So feast your depraved souls on this rare spectacle if you dare………
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There’s no one left to protect us from what lurks in the dark. No one is coming to save us. The monsters have won. Our world now belongs to them.
The Vatican’s last line of paranormal defence – The Congregation – has finally been overrun by the supernatural forces of darkness. Our heroes are all dead; only the damned remain. Among them is Alberic Van Helsing – addict, murderer, survivor – and the creatures that were once his prey now hunt him across America. But when an apocalyptic evil is resurrected in the forests of Norway, it falls to Van Helsing to become the hunter once again if mankind and monster alike are to see the dawn.
Van Helsing’s quest for salvation and survival takes him through the ruins of a neo-Gothic Europe, where he must face the vampire queen of the Vatican, a man-made monster with the heart of a storm, the lycanthropic lord of the forest, the mummified ruler of the slums of Cairo, and the crazed vampire demi-god who threatens to devour them all.
This is Realm of the Damned: Tenebris Deos, an animated motion comic of pure Black Metal horror that unleashes the classic gothic monsters on a modern rampage of redemption and damnation. Raw, fast-paced and bristling with atmosphere, this is a bloody and blasphemous epic that leaves no church unburned.
"Black Metal: Into The Abyss" from Black Metal writer and photographer, Dayal Patterson, will be released on 31st May and is now available for pre-order. The new book includes 300 pages and 21 chapters of brand new and exclusive material, with long, detailed and definitive interviews; featuring four Pagan Records acts: Sacrilegium, Furia, MasseMord and Mord’A’Stigmata.
The newest full-length book in the 'Black Metal Cult' series follows on the good work in "Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult" and "Black Metal: The Cult Never Dies Vol. One." Designed to be read as either a separate work or as part of the series and presented with a somewhat more old-school aesthetic to the previous two tomes.
Available as a stand-alone edition or as a box set, featuring a second (colour / gloss) with over 100 pages of photos, a patch, art prints, a deluxe box and numbered illustrated certificate.
The author, Dayal Patterson, comments about exploring Polish Black Metal:
“Along with the bands coming out of territories such as Greece, Norway and Sweden, Polish Black Metal was something that we kept an eye on as fans since the 90's. It has been a pleasure to be able to explore the scene in more detail in this book series and conduct in-depth interviews with such diverse groups as Xantotol, Arkona, Behemoth, Mastiphal, Evilfeast, Mgla/Kriegsmachine, Graveland - and in the new book Black Metal: Into The Abyss - Furia, Massemord, Black Altar, Besatt,
Mord ‘A’ Stigmata, Sacrilegium and Blaze Of Perdition.”
Static of Mord’A’Stigmata adds:
“I did hundreds of interviews since I started this journey called Mord'A'Stigmata in 2004. If someone asks me which of those conversations touched the real soul of the band, I definitely should point to my talk with Dayal. The work he did preparing his last book, could not be overrated. It was a challenge to answer all these profound questions, but results are amazing."
S. of Blaze of Perdition comments:
"The simple, yet not that easy, trick of journalism is to ask the right people the right questions and Dayal does just that.”
Bands included in the latest book: Furia, Massemord, 1349, Forgotten Woods, Tsjuder, Nocturnal Depression, Vemod, One Tail, One Head, Mystifier, Black Altar, Besatt, Mord ‘A’ Stigmata, Trist, Helheim, Hypothermia, Loits, Deinonychus, Psychonaut 4, Koldbrann, Urgehal, Sacrilegium & Blaze Of Perdition.
Pre-order the book now: https://cultneverdies.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/pre-order-black-metal-into-the-abyss-signed-by-author
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With the release of the Book of Opeth next month, publishers Rocket 88 have shared a new video of Mikael Åkerfeldt unboxing and talking about his copy which you can watch below.
The book is told in the first-person by Mikael, the band, their friends, former members and collaborators, it is illustrated throughout with hundreds of previously unseen pics, rare artworks and memorabilia. It includes early, personal, candid, studio and live photographs, and an extensive illustrated discography. It’s available to order only from opethbook.com and is released on 15th April.
The book also comes with a 7” of previously unreleased acoustic versions of ‘Atonement’ & ‘Demon of the Fall’.
This sumptuously illustrated oral history presents the story of Opeth, from their earliest days until the present, in glorious dark colour. Told in the first-person by Mikael, the band, their friends, former members and collaborators, it is illustrated throughout with hundreds of previously unseen, rare artworks and memorabilia. It includes early, personal, candid, studio and live photographs, and an extensive illustrated discography.
Every copy of the first 4,000 books come with a vinyl pressing of previously unreleased acoustic versions of ‘Atonement’ & ‘Demon of the Fall’, which will only be available with Book of Opeth. The strictly limited edition–all numbered and signed by Mikael–also includes three art prints by Opeth sleeve designer Travis Smith.
Get Book of Opeth while you still have time…
Book of Opeth is the first official book to tell the story of the band, by the band. Mikael, Peter, both Martins, Fredrik, Joakim and former members have searched their memories and photo albums in order to contribute to this unique work.
Illustrated with photographs taken from their earliest days through to the recording of Pale Communion and beyond, here are Opeth as they’ve never been seen before. Band members cite their influences, recall their first days with the band and offer anecdotes and stories about each other which reveal the dynamics of the band.
The book is sumptuously and lovingly packaged, comes with otherwise unavailable recordings and images and is a precious and rare item. Frank, funny, revealing and totally original, Book of Opeth tells the story of one of rock’s most important, influential and original bands.
Book of Opeth, published by Rocket 88 Books is released on 15th April and is available to order now from opethbook.com. Check out the site for more information and watch for further announcements.
“There are pictures from pre-recording days – before we even had a contract – of us recording the first album, rocking out in our rehearsal room, getting our first tattoos; there’s loads of great stuff in here…” - Mikael Akerfeldt
The Classic edition - £40
The Signature edition - £250
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