True avant-garde Norwegians Enslaved have announced the release of their epic new studio album for October 13th 2017. This 14th full-length masterpiece sets the musical mind-twisters free from genre boundaries and offers an unprecedented mix of prog, extreme metal and shoegaze on 8 tracks with a playing time of more than an hour. Elegantly titled ‘E’, the album was once again written by the unholy alliance of guitarist Ivar Bjørnson (music, lyrics) and singer/bassist Grutle Kjellson (lyrics) and marks the introduction of their new keyboard master and clean vocalist Håkon Vinje. Mixed and mastered at the Fascination Street Studios by the renowned Jens Bogren, ‘E’ heralds a new era for Enslaved. Its cover artwork was once again hand-painted by the Norwegian artist Truls Espedal. As support for their brave sound journey, the quintet brought several guest musicians on board for the songs 'Hiindsiight' and 'Feathers Of Eolh', including Warduna's Einar Kvitrafn Selvik, flutist Daniel Mage and jazz saxophonist Kjetil Møster.
You can now pre-order physical editions of the album here:
Limited Edition Brown or NB Anniversary Green Vinyl, Limited Edition Digipack CD + Tote bag (all inc signed insert)
Limited Edition Digipack CD (inc signed insert)
Limited Edition Double Gatefold Etched Vinyl (inc signed insert)
Or the digital version here:
Digital Album via iTunes
Enslaved recently announced that they will supporting label mates Opeth on their autumn UK and Ireland tour dates, as well as playing a headline show at London’s Islington Assembly Hall plus a string of headline European tour dates. Their upcoming UK and EU tour dates read as follows:
10th Nov – (DE) Hamburg - Logo
11th Nov – (DE) Berlin - Nuke
12th Nov – (DE) Cologne - Underground
13th Nov – (NL) Utrecht - Tivoli de Helling
15th Nov – Manchester - O2 Ritz *Nov 16th – Glasgow - Barrowlands *
17th Nov – Belfast - Limelight *
18th Nov – Dublin - Academy *
19th Nov – Nottingham - Rock City *
21st Nov – Bristol - O2 Academy *
22nd Nov – Birmingham - O2 Institute *
24th Nov – London - Islington Assembly Hall
25th Nov – (FR) Paris - Trabendo
26th Nov – (BE) Vosselaar - Biebob
28th Nov – (FR) Rezé - Barakason
29th Nov – (FR) Lyon - CCO Villeurbanne
30th Nov – (FR) Brescia - Circolo Colony
1st Dec – (CH) Pratteln - Z7
2nd Dec – (DE) Frankfurt - Das Bett
3rd Dec – (CZ) Prague - Chelmnice
16th Dec – (RU) Moscow - Volta
17th Dec – (RU) St. Petersburg - Club Val
Enslaved will also be playing some exclusive release shows in Norway, where you can meet the band at the merch stand and receive two unique gig posters for free:
12th Oct (Norway) Oslo - Blå
13th Oct (Norway) Bergen – Garage
You can also see Enslaved at the following festival shows:
13th Aug (BE) Kortrijk - Alcatraz Festival
24th Aug (NO) Bergen - Beyond the Gates
25th Aug (NO) Moss - Festivalen Sin
16th Sept (BR) Sao Paulo - Overload Music Fest
28th Sept (CAN) Quebec – Nordicq Festival
26TH Oct (SWE) Stockholm - Close-Up Baten 21
1st-5th Feb 2018 (US) Miami – 70,000 Tons Of Metal
www.enslaved.no | www.facebook.com/enslaved
Having achieved such spectacular results working with legendary producer Chris Tsangarides (Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest, Exodus, Overkill, Girlschool, Anvil and so many more) on their last release – Fear Reflecting Fear – the band decided not to mess with a winning team and once again entrusted their songs to the man responsible for the sound on stone cold classics like Thunder And Lightning and Painkiller.
The Tsangarides / Forged In Black partnership has again served up real magic, with Sinner Sanctorum towering over all previous Forged In Black efforts, even the highly praised Fear Reflecting Fear. Sharper, more focussed, more accomplished and infinitely more powerful than anything they have released before, Sinner Sanctorum dares to stand tall beside the illustrious releases of Chris Tsangarides past work. No metal heart can remain unmoved by songs such as ‘Crimson Echoes’ or ‘Pay The Price’.
Forged In Black are the epitome of great heavy metal. With a heart of steel always at the core of everything they do, they reach out and draw in everything that’s great from across the metal map. Soaring, spiralling lead guitar work and the incredible vocals of front man Chris ‘Stoz’ Storozynski engage in aerial dogfights above a rugged, mountainous terrain of gritty riffs and a thunderous rhythm section. All the power and fury of thrash, the atmosphere, grandeur and emotion of doom and the epic scope and boundless energy of power metal are gathered in and poured into the burning elixir of Forged In Black’s unique take on the glorious metal art.
All the dedication to their craft and tireless work on the road with the likes of Breed 77, Savage Messiah, Praying Mantis, Beholder, Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth), Neverworld, Alwaid and The Deep, amongst others, has brought Forged In Black to a place of supreme ability and confidence – which can be heard in every note of Sinner Sanctorum. The time for Forged In Black to take their place in the ranks of the metal greats is drawing near...
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Nearly three years in the making, black metal legends Satyricon have revealed their highly anticipated ninth studio album, 'Deep calleth upon Deep' is set for release on 22nd September via Napalm Records. The opus will be available in digital format, CD digipak and gatefold vinyl options and is now available for pre-order HERE!
The band recently unveiled initial album details and the album’s artwork, an obscure drawing from 1898 by perhaps the greatest Norwegian artist of all time, Edvard Munch.
Recorded in Oslo, Norway and Vancouver, Canada, during early 2017 and mixed together with revered studio guru Mike Fraser (who previously worked on Satyricon’s 2006 album, ‘Now, Diabolical’), ‘Deep calleth upon Deep’ is not just a new collection of songs from one of extreme music’s most enduring and reliable bands: this is a wholesale reinvention and a brand new era in Satyricon history.
Says frontman and visionary Satyr: “Approaching this release, what I always kept in mind is that either this is the beginning of something new or it’s gonna be my last record. If this is going to be the last, then it needs to be something special. If there are more records, then I’d better make sure that this is so different from the last one that it feels like a new beginning. I think it’s really, really dark, very spiritual and filled with confidence and energy.”
'Deep calleth upon Deep' is a profound statement about the essence of Satyricon’s music and the eternal value of art itself. Satyr continues, “The way that I see it is that for any art, be it Satyricon or any other form of art with substance, in order for you to be able to inhale and completely understand it, it will take a little bit of you as well. If you get it all after a couple of listens, you know that it probably won’t stay with you. So the title is saying, ‘From the depth of the people making this record to the depth of the listener…’ If you want to take part in this journey, you should be prepared to dig deep down in the darkest corner of your soul with us."
Satyricon have always excelled as a live band, their evocative performances increasingly becoming special events as their frequency is dialled back to accommodate the Oslo band’s new ‘modus operandi’. In support of 'Deep calleth upon Deep' the band is set to tour on the following dates:
24.09.17 DE - Hamburg / Grünspan
25.09.17 DE - Essen / Turock
26.09.17 NL - Tilburg - 013
27.09.17 BE - Vosselaar / Biebob
29.09.17 UK - London / Heaven
30.09.17 FR - Paris / La Maroquinerie
01.10.17 FR - Nantes - MJC De Reze
02.10.17 FR - Toulouse / Le Metronum
04.10.17 ES - Madrid / Sala But
05.10.17 ES - Barcelona / Razzamatazz
06.10.17 FR – Montpellier / Rockstore
07.10.17 IT - Bologna / Zona Roveri
09.10.17 CH - Zurich / Dynamo
10.10.17 DE - Munich / Backstage Halle
11.10.17 AT - Vienna / Szene
12.10.17 CZ - Prague / Akropolis
14.10.17 PL - Krakow / Kwadrat
15.10.17 PL - Warsaw / Progresja
16.10.17 DE - Berlin / SO36
17.10.17 DK - Copenhagen / Pumpehuset
19.10.17 DK - Aarhus / Train
20.10.17 SE - Gotherburg / Pustervik
21.10.17 SE - Stockholm / Klubben
31.10.17 MX - Guadalajara / C3 Stage
01.11.17 MX - Mexico City / Circo Volador
02.11.17 CR - San Jose / Pepper’s Club
07.11.17 CL - Santiago / Blondie
08.11.17 AR - Buenos Aires / Uniclub
10.11.17 BR - Belo Horizonte / Stonehenge
11.11.17 BR - Sao Paulo / Clash Club
12.11.17 BR - Rio De Janeiro / Teatro Oddiseia
22.11.17 NO - Molde / Gamle Kulturset
23.11.17 NO - Trondheim / Byscenen
24.11.17 NO - Oslo / Sentrum Scene
25.11.17 NO - Tromso / Driv
29.11.17 NO - Bergen / Hulen
30.11.17 NO - Stavanger / Folken
01.12.17 NO - Kristiansand / Kick
02.12.17 NO - Hamar / Gregers
Exit Eden is the new Symphonic Metal All-star Band featuring charismatic singers Amanda Somerville, Clémentine Delauney, Marina La Torraca and Anna Brunner. Despite their diversity, these 4 singers blend together personally as superbly as they do vocally and this constellation creates extraordinary and powerful ideas. The highly anticipated debut album "Rhapsodies in Black” will be released this Friday, August 4th via Napalm Records (worldwide, with Germany/Switzerland/Austria via Starwatch).
Just in time for the album release Exit Eden unveils a brand new music video and Backstreet Boys cover “Incomplete”.
Amanda commented on the track:
“The outpouring of affection from you all has been so incredible that we wanted to give you a little early treat before the album release tomorrow. We would never leave you *incomplete*! So here it is, folks: our newest video with... “Incomplete!” ”
Check it out HERE!
Exit Eden’s debut "Rhapsodies in Black” is home to a colourful mix of international super hits from Rihanna to Madonna, from Depeche Mode to Adele, and many more. Still and all, it’s miles away from being just a cover album.
This power package has already released two music videos! Get a look at these stunning releases: "Unfaithful” originally by Rihanna can be seen HERE and the hit single “Impossible”, originally performed by Shontelle HERE!
Get “Impossible” HERE!
Get "Unfaithful“ HERE!
EXIT EDEN live:
22.09.2017 DE – Hamburg / Martkhalle – Metal Dayz
Witch County nefarious frights Devilment – led by vehement frontman Dani Filth, have just released the official music video for the song 'JudasStein'.
Catch the sick flick here: https://youtu.be/h0y0EqKLsWI
Devilment are currently preparing for their main stage performance at Bloodstock Festival UK on Friday 11th June. Don’t miss out! More info & tickets available here: http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/
'JudasStein' comes off of the band's current masterpiece ‘Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes’.
More on ‘Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes’:
'Hitchcock Blonde' music video
'Under The Thunder' official lyric video
'Full Dark, No Stars' official lyric video
Trailer #1: Lauren and Dani discuss the album's concept and artwork
Alternative track-by-track #1
Alternative track-by-track #2
Halloween Horror Movie trailer
Dani on DANZIG
Order ‘Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes’ here:
Limited Edition Double Gatefold Clear Vinyl inc. signed insert: http://bit.ly/2tJrP3u
Limited Edition Gatefold 2LP & Limited Edition CD via Record Store: http://bit.ly/2uFotBh
Limited Edition Gatefold 2LP & Limited Edition CD via Amazon: http://amzn.to/2uJ0q2D
Digital Album: http://apple.co/2tPUnfv
Dani’s crew have meticulously pieced together a second blood-spattered batch of deranged anthems that brings vastly more colour, intensity and lyrical versatility to the band’s spectral palate. The second Devilment record makes no splintered bones about its nefarious intent, offering a bewildering torrent of disparate and demented ideas and delivering them with refined, ultra-gothic panache and several jolting doses of Dani’s trademark verbal subterfuge. Assisted by long-time collaborators Lauren Francis (keys and vocals), Colin Parks (guitar), Nick Johnson (bass) and new drummer Matt Alston, Dani has arrived at the telling moment where Devilment become a genuine force to be reckoned with.
UK death metal titans Horrified reveal the new track "Allure of the Fallen." The song is the title track to the band's highly anticipated third album, Allure of the Fallen, set for international release on September 29th via Shadow Kingdom Records. A work of towering, melodic death metal majesty, Allure of the Fallen is the record by which Horrified continue their ascent and truly stake their claim as the genre's elite - and render a new modern classic to the canon. Hear Horrified's "Allure of the Fallen" in its entirety HERE.
Hailing from Newcastle upon Tyne, Horrified was born in 2012 with humble beginnings. An acolyte worshipping the altar of old-school death metal, founder and creator Dan Alderson would later transform the project into a full band. Like so many of their predecessors, Horrified took a sidestep and evolved into melodic and grandiose territory, adding twin-guitar harmonies and increasing its scope into epic territory without sacrificing their original vision of savage OSDM. After releasing two full-length albums on various labels, assaulting UK underground audiences with tight, energetic live performances and taking their aural onslaught to European audiences, Horrified took steps up from the underground with wide, positive acclaim for the second full-length album Of Despair.
But now, with the impending release of third album Allure of the Fallen, Horrified has been reborn into something far more vast than ever originally imagined. Comprising six expansive tracks in an epic 46 minutes, Allure of the Fallen finds the band in an enviable state of maturity, exuding class and power in equal measure, their ever-winding but never-extraneous compositions truly taking the listener on a journey into what real - and really melodic - death metal can encompass. Thus, Horrified's signing to Shadow Kingdom for the album's release is a logical alliance to bolster the band's ever-growing evolution and constant broadening of vision, scope, and horizons.
Patient but never slumbering, Horrified arises from the ashes of a barren landscape, shrouded in majesty, resurrected in ancient art. This is the Allure of the Fallen: pay witness to the dawn of majesty.
"This band just keeps getting better with each album. On Allure of the Fallen, they shed much of their 'Sunlight' influences sound- and music-wise, and incorporate a lot more black metal and doom. It’s melodic, heavy, and catchy as hell. It brings to mind fond memories when I first discovered bands like Unanimated, Sacramentum, etc, and that’s an awesome thing. This will definitely be a highlight for a lot of folks in 2017!" - Damain Herring (Horrendous)
In the meantime, listen to Allure of the Fallen's title track HERE at Shadow Kingdom's Bandcamp, where the album can also be pre-ordered.
British death metal band Subservience have just released a lyric video for their song "Beneath the Earth". The track is taken from the band's forthcoming album Forest of the Impaled, which will be released on August 11th via Black Bow Records.
Watch the lyric video here: http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=136028
Drawing influence from the classic death metal bands of yesteryear as well as the recent breed of modern greats, brutal Sussex quartet Subservience are gathering a good reputation across the country and beyond with their corrosive blend of groove laden extreme metal. You will find no self-indulgent displays here; Subservience put on a stage show that certainly pulls no punches.
Their live show has earned them a reputation as one of the heaviest bands on the south coast, and has rewarded them with slots at Download Festival and Hammerfest, as well as support slots with underground heavyweights Blood Red Throne, Xerath, Bloodshot Dawn, Hour of Penance, Demonic Resurrection, Flayed Disciple and Eye of Solitude.
Brimming over with concentrated fury and a taste for chaos, they have released several increasingly brutal EPs that had been met with a great reception among their ever growing fan base. Their debut album has been mixed and mastered by Paul “Win” Winstanley and is set for release in 2017.
Austria's Belphegor reveal album artwork and announce first dates for the 'Totenritual Crusade 2017'
On September 15th, European diabolical death/black metal kings Belphegor will unleash their new full-length inferno ‘Totenritual’, releasing their diabolical death/black sounds onto the world once again.
Today, the band have revealed the cover design of the upcoming album. The artwork was created by Greek artist Seth Siro Anton, who also painted the cover artwork for ‘Pestokalypse VI’ in 2006 and ‘Conjuring The Dead’ in 2014.
Belphegor are also pleased to announce that they will be heading to our UK and Ireland shores again. Support bands on this run will include Deströyer 666, Enthroned, Nervochaos and Nordjevel. The dates are a part of a wider European hell ride which will kick off September 28th in Copenhagen, Denmark.
28.09.2017 - DEN - Copenhagen, Pumpuheset
04.10.2017 - GER - Weinheim, Café Central
05.10.2017 - GER - Oberhausen, Helvete
06.10.2017 - BEL - Bruges, Het Entrepot
07.10.2017 - BEL - Marbehan, Salle du Bois Isles
08.10.2017 - London, The Dome
10.10.2017 - Glasgow, Audio
12.10.2017 - Belfast, Limelight 2
13.10.2017 - Dublin, Voodoo Lounge
17.10.2017 - FR - Marseille, Jas' Rod
18.10.2017 - CH - Lucurne, Schuur
20.10.2017 - AUT - Graz, Xplosiv
Belphegor will soon reveal the remaining Rituals and cities for this tour of brutal Death/Black Metal cremations!!
‘Totenritual’ was recorded at Stage One Studios, Germany and Studio Mischmaschine, Austria. Over three years have passed since the ‘Conjuring The Dead’ album was released. The new album was mixed by Jason Suecof and mastering handled by Mark Lewis at Audiohammer Studios, Florida.
Today, Shadow Kingdom Records sets September 29th as the international release date for the highly anticipated debut album of Lucifer's Chalice, The Pact.
Hailing from the UK, with members concurrently doing time in such bands as Winds of Genocide, Uncoffined, and an ex-member of new Shadow Kingdom signees Horrified, the four-piece Lucifer's Chalice play pure 'n' true doom for total doom maniacs! Sounding as old as time itself, the eldritch atmosphere of The Pact is brewed in the foundational NWOBHM sounds of Witchfinder General and then steeped in witchcraft across the centuries and across continents. Its heaviness is forlorn yet yearning, unrepentantly dark but searching for light, plumbing doom metal's most abyssal recesses but equally brimming with the true metal spirit that defined the early '80s metal scene: doom metal may be the chosen genre of Lucifer's Chalice, but they inherently understand its total essence and the building blocks which made it in the first place, and thus span the whole panoply of metal and rock from 1977-1984. As such, across four epic-length tracks in a concise 'n' cutting 36 minutes, The Pact takes the listener on a moonlit journey across misty moors and through cobwebbed catacombs, from tragedy to triumph and back to tragedy again, inhabiting the subconscious of both the accuser and the accused.
Originally self-released digitally earlier this year, Shadow Kingdom now steps in to unveil The Pact to a larger audience for which there's no returning from this covenant of total doom. Begin the journey with the epic new track "Hung at the Crossroads" at Shadow Kingdom's Bandcamp HERE, where the album can be pre-ordered.
The UK's legendary extreme metal icons Cradle Of Filth have announced the details for the band's upcoming 12th full-length album.
‘Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay’ will be released on September 22nd via Nuclear Blast. You can view the stunning cover artwork by Artūrs Bērziņš below. Bērziņš is the mastermind behind the new record’s artwork, photography and videography – best known for his defiant neo-symbolism raster graphics and oil paintings; postmodern interpretations of classic myths. He has been proclaimed as a “sacred monster of Latvian postmodernism”.
Commented the infamous Dani Filth:
"The album is deeply infused with Victorian gothic horror and thus the title is a reflection of that. 'Cryptoriana' implies the Victorian's infatuation with the supernatural, the grave and the ghoulish. And the subtitle 'The Seductiveness Of Decay' further cements this attraction to death and the glittering lengthy process of self-annihilation."
The first single off ‘Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay’ will be released on July 5th, the same day that the album pre-order will become available.
‘Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay’ was recorded at Grindstone Studios, Suffolk, UK by the very honourable Scott Atkins, esq. who has been the resident go-to producer for Cradle Of Filth for several albums. Dani sat in during the mix, serving up flaming mugs of teas, making the studio couch his own and lending his ears when necessary.
The band have also announced their first full scale UK and Ireland tour in years, starting in Belfast, Northern Ireland on 30th October.
Added Dani Filth:
"We, as a band, are incredibly excited about hitting the UK and Ireland for a full run of dates around All Hallows Eve, as playing the band's home country is always great fun and the audiences here are very receptive. And nuts. The dates will be the first in a long line of shows that will extend throughout the rest of the World throughout 2018. We aim to be very prolific on the live front, delivering a show worthy of our fan’s exalted expectations and more"
CRADLE OF FILTH UK & IRELAND TOUR:
30.10. Belfast - Limelight
31.10. Dublin - Academy (Halloween Show)
02.11. Manchester - Academy 2
03.11. Glasgow - Garage
04.11. Birmingham - O2 Institute 2
05.11. Leeds – Church
07.11. Oxford - O2 Academy
08.11. Southampton - Engine Rooms
09.11. Norwich - Waterfront
10.11. London - Electric Ballroom
11.11. Bristol – Bierkeller
Tickets will go on sale on Monday, June 19th here: www.ticketmaster.co.uk
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