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
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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
"At The End Of Times", the new album from Austrian Death / Thrashers Darkfall, will be released on September 8th via Black Sunset / MDD. With a running time of 55 minutes divided into 10 songs, "At The End Of Times" was mastered by Andy Classen on Stage One Studio and features the band's trademark: brutal and epic riffs, blasting drums and harsh growls.
The artwork, which was created by Michael Freitag, can be seen below. Darkfall have also announced that a release show will take place on September 8th at Graz Orpheum.
Upcoming live shows
08.09. Release Show, Orpheum, Graz, AUT
09.09. Hard Summer Open Air, Falkenfels, GER
14.09. Storm Crusher Festival, Wurz, GER
17.09. Randal Club, Bratislava, SVK
30.09. Metal Weekend, Sankt Pölten, AUT
06.10. Rock im Sixpack, Wels, AUT
07.10. MARK, Salzburg, AUT
14.10. Metal Night Outbreak, Vorchdorf, AUT
20.10. Shredfest, Linz, AUT
21.10. The Day The Dead Walked Festival, Augsburg, GER
09.12. Viper Room, Wien, AUT
16.12. Eindhoven Metal Meeting, Eindhoven, NED
Carach Angren are premiering a stunning new video for the track "Charles Francis Coghlan" taken from their new album, 'Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten', which is hitting the stores today, 16th of June.
The horror clip of of cinematic quality is now streaming via the Season of Mist YouTube channel and may be freely spread at and from the link below.
Carach Angren comment: "After months of incredible hard work, we are extremely proud to present our official horror video for 'Charles Francis Coghlan'. Together with director Rick Jacops, we have relentlessly pushed all creative limits to transport the viewer into another terrifying dimension. Everything you see is real and produced as well as co-directed by us. Prepare to be obsessed and possessed!"
Produced by Carach Angren & Backstage Film Productions
Directed by Rick Jacops & Carach Angren
Actress: Amber Delahaye
Sound Design by Clemens Wijers Music Productions & Backstage Film Productions
Team: Brendan Gijzen, Stefan Wijers, Julien Wijers
Special thanks: Paul Kops, Ria Hendriks, Transportbedrijf Chris Wijers, Het Leukermeer, Merith Rooden
Carach Angren are premiering the third amazing track of their forthcoming new album, 'Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten' in the shape of a stunning animated video with lyrics, which has been created by renowned Romanian artist, Costin Chioreanu.
The Dutch masters of horror metal will release 'Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten' on June 16th.
The animated video for the song "Blood Queen" is now streaming via the Season of Mist video channel and may be freely spread at the link below.
Carach Angren comment:
"We are extremely proud to present you the horror that is 'Blood Queen'. This cruel and sad tale surrounding her fate that we have brought alive in an intense musical is now wrenching your gut through the incredibly imagery created by Costin Chioreanu. He has given our dark vision a more than fitting frame. This clip is more than just another 'lyric video' but an artistic merger of song and image. We are proud that our work of passion also led to Costin really outdoing himself once again."
In further news, Carach Angren have just been nominated in the "newcomer" category of the prestigious German Metal Hammer Awards for the 2017 edition. The ceremony will take place at the Kesselhaus in Berlin, Germany on September 15th.
More information can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/mkme8mj
Tickets are available at this link: www.metal-hammer.de/tickets
Forever Plagued Records has set June 30th as the international release date for Sator Malus' debut album, Dark Matters. Hailing from the Netherlands, Sator Malus play atmospheric black metal with conviction and ideas deriving behind darkness, space, and worlds beyond the eyes of humanity. Sator Malus include (ex-)members of such bands as The Spirit Cabinet, Walpurgisnacht, Grimm, Cirith Gorgor, and Hooded Priest, so they are not by any stretch new to black metal. Also, they’ve brought upon IX of Urfaust as special guest vocalist to one of the tracks for fans who can relate.
Forever Plagued will present Sator Malus' Dark Matters on CD worldwide on June 30th, and the LP release later in the year. In the meantime, hear that aforementioned track featuring IX of Urfaust - "Endless Cycles of Life and Death" - at Forever Plagued's Soundcloud HERE.
Amsterdam-based metal band, Seita released the single and video for "Call It Evolution" on May 5th, 2017. The single is available in digital format only on the main music online platforms.
Check out here the video Call It Evolution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQousD0_wmg
"Call It Evolution" is a chaotic snapshot of mankind’s often contradictory and self-destructive path towards so-called progress.
Raw, intense, and unapologetic: the band’s sonic assault pushes boundaries, while remaining true to its roots in aggressive and brutal music.
Their focus is more on the discovery of different musical landscapes, as a means to express their message, rather than self- identifying with a specific sub-genre or trend.
"The ones that pull the trigger must be ready to die..."
Dutch black metallers Dystopia will unleash their second full-length album, 'Chaos Philosophorum', on April 21st. The band has now unveiled the second track entitled 'Black Death'. The song is streaming exclusively through Terrorizer and can be heard via the link below.
The band had the following to say about the track: "Black Death explores the idea of what it means to live in a dystopia. It's about the thought that a dystopic society can't only exist because of a corrupt government, but it can also materialize by the absence of one. What happens when your leaders die because of the black plague? What happens when nobody knows what to do and the structure of civilization falls apart? It is a mixture of doom and fleeting hope and the music reflects that."
Themes on 'Chaos Philosophorum' deal with space, existence and death. "We wanted to combine these concepts in our artwork, so we took the medieval plague doctor as a strong and recognizable symbol of death, and combined it with the almost magical shapes and colors of a galaxy. As if he is casting a spell. The artist Adam Burke did a tremendous job converting our ideas into this artwork."
The official 'Chaos Philosophorum' release-show will take place on April 21st at the renowned ‘Patronaat' venue in Haarlem, The Netherlands. More information can be found here!
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Carach Angren are now unveiling the first stunning track of their forthcoming new album. The Dutch masters of horror metal have entitled their new haunting 'Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten' and the release date has been slated for June 16th.
The song "Song for the Dead" is exclusively streaming via the official premiere partners listed below.
Heavy Mag (AU)
Metal Hammer (DE)
Radio Metal (FR)
Lángoló Gitárok (HU)
Metal Wani (IN)
Metal Italia (IT)
Never Mind The Hype (NL)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Metal Hammer (UK)
Carach Angren comment: "After months of hard work we proudly reopen the doors to our haunted mansion to reveal the first deadly taste of our upcoming concept album. A unique horror story as you all expect and deserve from us, we consider this as one of the most terrifying tracks that we have created so far."
Carach Angren are furthermore revealing the cover art by renowned Romanian artist Costin Chioreanu and track-list of 'Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten', which can both be viewed below.
The Dutch masters of horror are back with their most flamboyant album so far. On 'Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten', Carach Angren are painting musical pictures that easily combine the grandiose depth of a Rembrandt with Van Gogh's maelstrom of whirling colours and the utter madness of Bosch. This lusciously seductive danse macabre will drag you in and never let go.
Carach Angren have employed all the sonic colours on their palette to dazzling effect. Their trademark whipping guitars are weaving harsh melodies and sinister soundscapes, which are beautifully contrasted by opulent keyboards and majestic orchestrations. That Till Lindemann (Rammstein) and Peter Tägtgren (Pain) have called upon the composition talent of Clemens "Ardek" Wijers is a telling sign of his outstanding mastery of the craft. Another signatory counterpoint is provided by Seregor's fierce rasping and shrieking vocals. Adding to the impact, Namtar has become a relentless driving force with his hard hitting yet intricate drumming. Each track on this album is a highlight on its own, while combined 'Dance and Laugh amongst the Rotten' simply shines.
Dutch Black / Death Metal masters God Dethroned have announced 'The World Ablaze' as the title of their new album scheduled for release on May, 5th via Metal Blade Records!
'The World Ablaze' is the band's first album since 'Under The Sign Of The Iron Cross' from 2010 and marks the grand comeback for the Dutchmen! The album is the third (and final) part of the World War I trilogy.
The album has just been mastered, the front art and a first song will be revealed shortly as well as the pre-order and album configurations!
Dan Swanö mixed 'The World Ablaze' and has formed his opinion: "God Dethroned have taken a great turn on the fields of Death Metal. This album is a great combination of all kinds of tempos and styles the genre have to offer, each performed with crushing perfection, and catchy choruses and memorable melodic hooks! Will go down well among fans of Bolt Thrower (R.I.P.) and some of the other Dutch death brigades I've had the pleasure of working with!"
God Dethroned will play two German release shows on the weekend of release and two Dutch ones the following weekend. Please spread the word!
05/05/17 DE - Oberhausen - Helvete w/ Lifeless & Visionary 666
06/05/17 DE - München - Backstage w/ Revel In Flesh & Commander & Visionary 666
12/05/17 NL- Lelystad - Poppodium w/ Visionary 666 & Disquiet
13/05/17 NL - Groningen - Vera w/ Visionary 666 & The Heritage
Other God Dethroned shows:
11/03/17 DE - Heidelberg - Deathfest
18/03/17 DE - Altenburg - 8. Indoorfestival
08/04/17 NL - Erica - Pitfest
10-12/08/17 DE - Schlotheim - Party.San Open Air
God Dethroned line-up:
Henri Sattler - vocals/guitars
Mike Ferguson - guitars
Jeroen Pomper - bass
Michiel van der Plicht - drums
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