Belgium-based metal legends Enthroned have announced new live shows in United Kingdom and Ireland as part of their "Obsidium Campaign 2013". The tour will kick off on the 27th of February in Belfast (Northern Ireland) and play in Dublin (Ireland), Glasgow (UK), London (UK) and Exeter (UK).
The band will be touring in support of their latest full-length album entitled "Obsidium", released in March 2012 on Agonia Records, and quoted as one the best 2012 metal releases by PopMatters. Premier track off the album is available at this location:
Enthroned "Obsidium Campaign 2013" dates:
February 27 - Ireland, Belfast - Voodoo
February 28 - Ireland, Dublin - The Pint
March 01 - UK, Glasgow - Audio
March 02 - UK, London - Elektrowerkz
March 03 - UK, Exeter - Cavern
Other confirmed shows:
May 30th - Serbia, Belgrade - Darkness Rising Festival
July 27th - Holland, Steenwijk - Stonehenge Festival
The video for “Enemies Of Choice” is filmed with high class equipment and the quality raises the bar for a music video done by an upcoming metal band. The video was directed by Ristomatti Rinne and filmed over two days in Helsinki in early November 2012. The band states:
"We're extremely satisfied with the video and the way it turned out to be. Hopefully we can work with Ristomatti Rinne and his team with our future projects as well!".
Check out the cool video on YouTube right here.
“Enemies of Choice” is taken from the album “Embrace Your Demons” which was released all over Europe December 3rd 2012 by Mighty Music. The CD can be purchased here.
Cannibal Corpse's "Dead Human Collection: 25 Years of Death Metal" box set revealed
THE MAMMOTH OF ALL BOX SETS IS HERE! GET DOWN TO THE GRIND AND MOSH TO THIS BEAST
Cannibal Corpse will be releasing a box set to commemorate their 25th anniversary: "Dead Human Collection: 25 Years of Death Metal." The box contains: all 12 full length studio albums in a 12 CD foldout case with new artwork, "Torturing and Eviscerating LIVE" on CD and LP Picture Disc recorded in Tampa, FL 2010 / Milwaukee, WI 2012, plus: NEW EXCLUSIVE images by Vince Locke, 12" X 12" graphic prints of all 13 original album covers, and a 2013 Cannibal Corpse Calendar.
The box will be in stores on March 18th and is available for pre-order, along with the previously announced series of Cannibal Corpse picture discs, at metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse.
Furthermore the American veterans have got a tour coming up, what more could you ask for (except for them to play at Bloodstock? Download? Your bedroom?)
Catch Cannibal Corpse in the UK:
DevilDriver + CANNIBAL CORPSE + THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER + Hour Of Penance
7th LONDON – Forum
8th NOTTINGHAM – Rock City
9th MANCHESTER – HMV Ritz
10th GLASGOW - ABC
Cannibal Corpse's latest release, "Torture", landed the band at #38 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart upon its first week of release, making it the highest debut in Cannibal Corpse history! "Torture" landed at #7 on the Billboard Top Independent Album Chart, #4 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums chart and #32 Billboard Top Current Albums Chart.
Produced by Hate Eternal's Erik Rutan, "Torture" continues to reap critical accolades from critics and fans around the globe and is yet another testament to Cannibal Corpse's permanent allegiance to shrewdly arranged, pile-driving death metal madness.
Hells Headbangers are proud to announce that the 16th April will be the international release date for Impious Baptism's debut album release "Wrath of the Apex Predator".
Once again, Hells Headbangers unearths filthy black gems from down under, "Wrath of the Apex Predator", the debut album by Australian Black / Death Metal one-man project Impious Baptism comes as a revelation after a couple of well-received EPs, including the Hells Headbangers self-issued "Path of the Inverted Trinity 7".
The sole creation of longtime scene veteran J. (Nocturnal Garves, ex-Destruktor, ex-Destroyer 666), Impious Baptism bellows desecrating black metal in the ancient tradition of the early South American and Finnish masters. Flowing from choking doom to grinding, black filth and imbued with a powerful, full-bodied production that amplifies every abyssal note, Impious Baptism drags you down into the depths and then deeper - feel the Wrath of the Apex Predator!
"Wrath of the Apex Predator " tracklist
1. Revelation to Annihilate
2. The Age of Firelords
3. Axis of Lucifer
4. Arcane Funeral Rites
5. Release the Titans Pt I
6. Release the Titans Pt II
7. Wrath of the Apex Predator
8. Rites of Illuminated Death
9. Temple of Necromancy
Above is the latest music video by the most exciting black metal band from Denmark in recent times, Blodarv's "A Snowy Night in November"
Below you can check out exclusively eleven tracks spanning Blodarv's 14-year career
Danish Black Metallers Blodarv have released a video for “A Snowy Night In November”, a track from their newly released album “Gâst”.
The video was filmed during January of this year in the Northland region of Bornholm, the island home of founder and frontman Hugin, and features appearances from Blodarv members Satinae Ma (clean vocals) and Pestilens (lead guitars), as well as Hugin himself.
“Gâst” which is the band’s fourth full-length album, was released on Self Mutilation Services at the end of last year, and, like all of Blodarvs releases, contains a mix of tracks in both Danish and English. Drawing his inspiration from the myths and legends and rich history of Bornholm, Hugin’s lyrics take the listener on a journey through a world inhabited by powerful demons, haunted souls and tragic destinies.The title, “Gâst”, is in the Bornholmsk (Burgundian) dialect and refers to a type of a ghost demon or energy which has the ability to possess mortals and inspire in much the same way as a muse.
Blodarv recently expanded its lineup with the addition of Fjorgynn on drums and Huul on live session bass. The band is pretty much self-sufficient when it comes to recording both albums and videos as well as producing artwork, with all the work being done at Hugin’s purpose-built Hammer and Art Studios, which also provides a multitude of services for bands wanting to record in the spectacular settings that the island of Bornholm provides.
L-R : Mathieu St-Amour (guitar) | Rich O’Neil (drums) | Renaud Jobin (vocals) | Payam Doryani (bass) | Dimitri Gervais (guitar)
Ontario's melodic death thrashers Chariots of The Gods are proud to release their full length album 'Tides of War' which is out now.
"It's finally here; it's with great pleasure that we present our first full length album to the world, "Tides of War"' is now unleashed and you should be warned, this beast is without mercy!" comments vocalist Renaud Jobin.
Produced by award winning producer / engineer / mixer Glen Robinson who has worked with names such as The Ramones, AC/DC, GWAR, Annihilator and Voivod, COTG's new album delivers 14 epic, crushing tracks to follow up their well received 2010 debut EP 'Reverence,' which the band aggressively toured in Quebec and Ontario, sharing the stage with names such as Misfits, Voivod, Despised Icon, Kataklysm, Blind Witness, Misery Index, Martyr, Fuck the Facts, Blackguard, Neuraxis, The Agonist, Reanimator and Insurrection.
The metallers have released two singles off the album 'Unbound' featuring guest vocals by Aleksi Sihvonen of Norther and a FREE DOWNLOAD of the title track, both can be heard and purchased with the album at the following locations on bandcamp and iTunes. The band will also be premiering their new music video for the title track on Jan 30th on BlankTV.
Track Listing - Tides of War
2. Seventh Weapon
3. Blind Assassin
4. Ambrosian Wings
5. Tides of War [Free Download - http://chariotsofthegods.bandcamp.com/track/tides-of-war]
6. Revillusion (1905)
7. Snow Falls On The White River (1914)
8. Severing The Bloodline (1917)
9. Collapse of An Empire
10. Red Skies
13. Unbound (feat. Aleksi Sihvonen)
14. Annihilation of The Gods
Music Video Teaser - 'Tides of War' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rISd4WyksMc)
In additional news, COTG will be performing at this year’s Drummondville Metal Fest V on Feb 9th with the province of Quebec's top metal talents Cryptopsy (Montreal), Ghoulnatics (Montreal),
Bookakee (Montreal), 101 Proof (Montreal), Trollheims (Trois-Rivieres), Odium (Walkerton, ON) and L’Habit Me Suce Le Moine (Drummondville) along with a show date in Montreal, QC the following week on Feb 16th with Burning The Oppressor and La Corriveau (Quebec City).
Feb 9, 2013 – Drummondville Metalfest V @ Salle Gaston Mandeville – Drummondville, QC – w/ Cryptopsy, Ghoulunatics, Bookakee, 101 Proof, Trollheims, Odium, L’Habit Me Suce Le Moine - Show Details
Feb 16, 2013 - Montreal, QC - L'Hemisphere Gauche - w/ Burning The Oppressor, La Corriveau - Show Details
“Fans of modern thrash, who like it furious, biting and yet melodic check Chariots of The Gods.” – Lords of Metal
“There’s a lot on ‘Tides of War’ to pique the interest of either thrash or melodic death metal fans, and the non-stop galloping guitar sound is an impressive display of what the underground can achieve.” – MetalUnderground.com
“CHARIOTS OF THE GODS are showing plenty of promise to be able to be one of Canada’s next big things out there” – Metal Observer
“An incredibly professional production is at hand: drums are clear; vocals are on the perfect level with the instruments; even the soft and quiet moments are balanced just right so as to create bits of atmosphere against the heaviness. There is a pure love of metal evident in this debut and the production lets all the power, aggression, and passion through to the listener…the band confidently establishes their intention: a charge of solid and unyielding melodeath garnished with impeccable interludes, solos, and leads.” – MetalStorm
“Splendid stuff from a young Canadian troupe that would appear to have all the tricks… I love their coruscating mix of Maidenesque harmonies (have a listen to the awesome Blind Assassin and tell me you ain’t impressed)” – MetalAsFuck
”I’m honored to be a part of this project” – Glen Robinson (producer)
”It’s pretty good!” – Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters)
”In my opinion, Chariots of the Gods is THE melodic thrash metal revelation in Canada this year” – Musique d’une Nation
”A band to admire [...] amazing collaboration of Heavy Metal and Death Metal [...] no less than perfect” – Metal Temple
”An excellent band who knows what they are doing [...] Listen to them and you’ll discover something great” – Dave Lemire (Concert promoter)
”I am stoked to discover new talent from Ottawa [...] Chariots of the Gods is an eruption waiting to happen” -The Ottawa Epitaph
Canadian Black Metal newcomers Wilt to release s/t debut on vinyl via War On Music Records
Emerging bold and grim upon the vast and barren fields of Canadian black metal, Wilt have announced their s/t debut will be released on vinyl by Canadian label War on Music Records.
Black metal may have never sounded so dark and deprived. The album takes you on a visceral journey into your mind and into the crevices of the Earth. With influences rooting from Agalloch, Winterfylleth, Woods Of Ypres, WITTR, Altar Of Plagues, and many more, they hinder their own true and unique sound, moving beyond any regional comparison, and gnawing a distinct withered mark upon the genre of black metal.
This four track EP runs just shy of 30 minutes. Artwork comes courtesy of Sam Nelson and the logo was done by The Lord of Logos, Christophe Szpajdel. Dan Lowndes handled mastering duties.
Wilt : Self Titled was made available late Oct 2012 as a digital download at wiltmanitoba.bandcamp.com - and since that time has been received as nothing short of a sensational debut by a new and important band on the Canadian metal landscape.
The vinyl will be released early spring 2013 as an exclusive limited run on Frost-white 180g color vinyl. One time pressing, 300 copies. Visit www.waronmusic.com for more information.
In other news, Wilt has been added to the Torment In Fire Metalfest II, which takes place at Dicken's Pub in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from April 4th - 6th.
The band issued the following statement:
"We are beyond thrilled to announce our involvement in one of the finest fests in Western Canada, Torment in Fire II. To perform alongside such legendary and amazing acts is beyond words. This show will be one of the first out of province appearances that we will performing at. We are ecstatic to perform songs from our debut album that has been well received in all parts of the world and most importantly meeting all of you. In celebration of this appearance we have enlisted Stavros of The Atlas Moth to create an exclusive shirt available at the fest only."
For more on Torment In Fire II, visit this location.
American Groove / Death Metal mob Jungle Rot have announced that their eighth album will be entitled, "Terror Regime" and is scheduled for a release date of 19th March. The recording of the upcoming album took place at Bell City Recording in Racine, Wisconsin with longtime friend and engineer Chris Djuricic.
“Terror Regime" has lots of speed, groove and hate coming your way”, warns front man Dave Matrise. The album artwork was once again completed by none other than Gyula Havancsák (Destruction, Annihiliator, Grave Digger).
Pre-order packages are now available through the Victory Records webstore for as low $19.99 (around £12.69); additional items can also be added at a discounted price. Order now!
Watch the bands latest music video “Blood Ties” here.
Veteran Swedish Melodic Gloomlords October Tide are pleased to announce the unveiling of the album artwork cover for the band's anticipated upcoming full-length effort "Tunnel Of No Light".
The album comes pack full with eight sorrowful, doom-laden tracks, "Tunnel Of No Light" sees the band shifting towards a somewhat more straightforward yet heavier direction but still very much sticking to traditional October Tide sound.
The final track-listing for "Tunnel Of No Light" is as follows:
1) Of Wounds To Come
2) Our Constellation
3) Emptiness Fulfilled
4) Caught In Silence
5) The Day I Dissolved
6) Watching The Drowners
7) In Hopeless Pursuit
8) Adoring Ashes
October Tide is:
Alexander Högbom (Volturyon, Spasmodic) - Vocals
Fredrik Norrman (Uncanny, ex-Katatonia) - Guitars
Mattias Norrman (Dellamorte, ex-Katatonia, ex-Interment) - Bass
Emil Alstermark - Guitars
Robin Bergh (Aoria, Palefeather) - Drums
OCTOBER TIDE Official Website
OCTOBER TIDE Official Facebook
OCTOBER TIDE Official Myspace
One guitarist by the name of Samir Hafiz from Dhaka in Bangladesh has entered the Mayones Seymour Duncan Solo Contest for which he has has to play a song on his own using only a guitar, the potential prize as far as sources tell us is that the winning solo will get featured on Seymour Duncan's next album, the major point is that this is the last contest of this sort.
Check it out!!!
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