Savage Messiah have completed recording their as-yet untitled new album, which is due to be released in early 2014.
The follow-up to 2012's "Plague Of Conscience" was recorded at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk, England with producer Scott Atkins (Amon Amarth, Sylosis, Behemoth), who also worked on the band's last two albums.
Savage Messiah frontman Dave Silver is excited about the achievement:
"Finally, after almost seven weeks of brutal hard work, we can proudly say that our third album is complete! Every note has been played, every lyric sung and now we await the finished mixes from producer Scott Atkins. We've had a lot of laughs making this record, and despite it being a labour-intensive effort, we had no major disruptions and the whole experience has been really enjoyable. We're genuinely excited to get this album out into the world and start the promotion! We look forward to releasing more details over the coming months as well as the various touring activities we have planned! See ya on the road!"
Savage Messiah will be playing a select number of UK headlining shows this October, before heading out on a European tour with US thrashers Havok in November.
See Savage Messiah live at the following shows:
Oct. 19 - Hillegom, Netherlands - Plug In Festival
Oct. 20 - Tilburg, Netherlands - The Little Devil
Oct. 29 - Manchester, UK - Sound Control
Oct. 30 - York, UK - Fibbers
Oct. 31 - Birmingham, UK - The Temple
Nov. 01 - London, UK - Borderline
Nov. 16 - Sandnes, Norway - Sandnes Rock Club
Savage Messiah w/ Havok, Angelus Apatrida
Nov. 23 - Edegem, Belgium - JH Nootuitgang
Nov. 25 - London, UK - Underworld
Nov. 26 - Cardiff, UK - Clwb Ifor Bach
Nov. 27 - Norwich, UK - Epic Studios
Nov. 28 - Glasgow, UK - Cathouse
Nov. 29 - Plymouth, UK - White Rabbit
Nov. 30 - Châlons-en-Champagne, France - Contre Point
Dec. 01 - Nantes, France - Le Ferrailleur
Dec. 02 - Toulouse, France - Le Saint des Seins
Dec. 03 - Bilbao, Spain - Kafe Antzokia
Dec. 04 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Caracol
Dec. 05 - Valencia, Spain - Rock City
Dec. 06 - Barcelona, Spain - Music Hall
Dec. 08 - Munich, Germany - Feierwerk
Dec. 09 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
Dec. 10 - Salzburg, Austria - Rockhouse
Dec. 11 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Orto Bar
Dec. 12 - Borkovany, Czech Republic - Republica San Bonigo
Dec. 13 - Leipzig, Germany - Conne Island
Dec. 14 - Essen, Germany - Cafe Nova
Dec. 15 - Berlin, Germany - Magnet
As previously announced, Danish metal troupe Rising has confirmed November 4th as the worldwide street date for their new album, "Abominor", set for release through guitarist Jacob Krogholt's newly formed label, Indisciplinarian. Following its recent premiere on Danish National Radio, today, the fourth of the album's nine raging anthems, "The Hills Below," is now streaming via Youtube.
Listen to Rising roar to "The Hills Below" now AT THIS LOCATION.
"Abominor" contains nearly forty minutes of new material, displaying a faster, more aggressive and gritty side to the Rising sound, incorporating more punk and crust influences, while remaining true to the melodic heaviness that has been a trademark of the band from the beginning. The album is produced by Jakob Reichert Nielsen, who also produced Rising's self-titled debut EP as well as their debut album, "To Solemn Ash", and the artwork created by singer / bassist Henrik Hald.
However, "Abominor" is to be the last album from this incarnation of the band. The year leading up to the recording sessions showed severe disagreements creatively and personally within the ranks, and upon finishing the album drummer Johansen and singer/bassist Hald left the band. "Abominor" thereby signifies the end of an era for Rising and as a result of the demise, there will be no tours or live performances directly in support of the LP.Main composer, guitarist and remaining member Jacob Krogholt has now teamed up with original drummer Martin Niemann, who formed the band alongside Krogholt in 2008, and the two core members will continue Rising with a new line-up and are currently busy writing new material to be recorded and performed live in the course of 2014.
"Abominor" will be released as 180 gram black vinyl limited to three hundred copies, as well as digitally worldwide. The LP version is now up for preorder to international customers at Indisciplinarian's new official website HERE. Fans in the US will be able to order the album directly from Earsplit in the coming weeks; stay tuned for preorder info.
With just over a week to go before the release of “Løyndom”, the debut album from Norway’s Slegest, the band has released a music video for the opening track of the album “Ho Som Haustar Aleine”. The video, produced by Håvard Nesbø and Ørjan Talle, features the band’s newly formed live-lineup, which includes founder Ese (ex-Vreid) on Vocals and Rhythm Guitars, Sør (BÄÄÄV, VONBRÅTEN) on Lead Guitars, Hövard (BOMBEKLÜCHTER) on Bass and Fjøsne on Drums.
The video is being debuted by Metal Hammer Norway and can be seen at http://metal-hammer.no/premiere-slegest-video/2950/
Slegest, formed in 2010 by former Vreid guitarist Ese originally as a solo studio project, plays a mix of classic Heavy Rock combined with old-school black metal vocals. The band’s first release, a self-titled EP, appeared in 2012, after which Slegest inked a deal with Dark Essence Records for the release of the debut full-length album. “Løyndom” was recorded partly in Ese’s own Systrond Studio and partly at the Conclave and Earshot Studio with producer Bjørnar E. Nilsen and was mastered by Enslaved’s Herbrand Larsen. The artwork for “Løyndom” includes drawings by Jan Magne Vigdal and design by Tom Korsvold.
Tracklisting for “Løyndom”, which is set to hit the streets on the 7th October as follows:
1. Ho Som Haustar Aleine
2. Rooted In Knowledge
3. I Slike Stunder
4. Løgna Sin Fiende
5. The Path Of No Return
6. Faceless Queen
7. Dirt Life Death
8. Past Burden Strength
Having launched the pre-order for the album "Access" through Bandcamp and iTunes, the scheduled release date is October 8. "Access denied" is the Russian language version of the album "Access Denied", which was released in March and has received high marks from listeners and press around the world. Now this album is available in the native Russian language! Most of the vocals were performed by Nikita Merzlyakov, and this is another difference between the new release.
The "Access Denied" album is available for pre-order and download, on CD and as a limited (100 copies) double disc version including a second disc with an instrumental version of the album on Bandcamp. Students from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan can use the promo code (discount code): hammersickle for a 20% discount!
Attention: CD album can be purchased only through Bandcamp!
As an electronic release is available for pre-order and then download on iTunes (only 99 rubles! £1.91).
Order " Access denied " now!
"... Its still going to struggle for originality fans but Hammerforce have a lot going for themselves in the signature departments ..." (8.5/10) Metalliville
"... This is one of the better, more original Power Metal albums I've heard in some time ..." (7.5/10)
The Metal Observer
Lifeforce Records are proud to announce the signing of Italy's finest modern metal / metalcore act Ready, Set, Fall to the Lifeforce Records roster! The band's Lifeforce Records debut "Memento" is set to be released in February 2014!
If you are into outstanding melodies, striking choruses and a modern-style heavy sound, you have to listen to Ready, Set, Fall This Italian band combines Swedish melodic death with American metalcore and a strong preference for agile variability. “Memento” marks the first full length album and Lifeforce debut for this band which came together in Genoa in 2010.
Some of the Ready, Set, Fall members have roots within the (pop) punk genre (Where Everything is, The Last Banned). Others paid their dues being part of metalcore and metal-acts such as Blood, Sweat And No Tears, Aspasia, and Living Corpse. With forming Ready, Set, Fall the Italians brought together their wide range of influences and predilections for the best elements of the Scandinavian and American heavy music scene.
Listening to “Memento” you cannot avoid to think of Soilwork, In Flames, Killswitch Engage, or All That Remains. This is exactly what Ready, Set, Fall want to achieve, without just copying those established acts. The quintet is driven by its internalization of modern-style metal, being played without any boundaries or restrictions. Enjoy!
'LABYRINTH' video clip, taken off the forthcoming album
Ready, Set, Fall on tour with Forgotten Tears
2.10.2013 - ZAGREB / Pogon [HRV]
3.10.2013 - SARAJEVO / Club Ag [BIH]
4.10.2013 - BELGRADE / Club Fest [SRB]
5.10.2013 - BUCHAREST / Question Mark [ROU]
6.10.2013 - ODESSA / Ogni [UKR]
7.10.2013 - SIMFEROPOL / MARLBORO [UKR]
8.10.2013 - KHARKOV / Churchill [UKR]
10.10.2013 - PLZEN / Jekyll and Hide [CZE]
11.10.2013 - BUDAPEST / Venue TBA [HUN]
12.10.2013 - KRIZEVCI PRI SUTOMORJU / The Yolo Place [SLO]
13.10.2013 - VIENNA / The Shelter [AUT]
18.10.2013 - CONEGLIANO / ApartamÈnto Hoffman [IT]
03.02.2014 - CH-Pratteln / Gallery
04.02.2014 - D-Frankfurt / Nachtleben
05.02.2014 - D-Dortmund / FZW
06.02.2014 - D-Köln / Underground
08.02.2014 - D-Hamburg / Logo
09.02.2014 - D-Berlin / Comet
10.02.2014 - D-München / Feierwerk
11.02.2014 - A-Wien / B72
Following the Finnish Metallers parting with their former label on mutual grounds, they decided to take their own path into their own hands and low and behold they have joined PledgeMusic.
You can help fund the band's upcoming album by pledging here:
Support Finnish Metal!
From the harrowing doom of their 1990 debut "Lost Paradise", to 1991’s genre-defining Gothic, to 1995’s break-out masterpiece "Draconian Times", to 1997’s electronically-tinged "One Second", to 2007’s return to a heavier form "In Requiem", to last year’s opus "Tragic Idol", Paradise Lost has continued to evolve since their inception in 1988, inspiring countless artists throughout the years. To celebrate their influence on the scene, a special compilation will be released this fall to commemorate the band’s 25th anniversary landmark.
Entitled Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities), this album will be released on October 21st in Europe (digitally on November 5th in North America) and features artwork by Parisian designer Valnoir (www.metastazis.com), who has worked with artists such as Orphaned, Morbid Angel, Watain, and more than 150 others. All tracks found on the compilation are previously released rarities — except the new track 'Loneliness Remains', and newly recorded 'Gothic 2013' and 'Our Saviour 2013'. These three tracks will also appear on a 10” Vinyl (CM Distro Europe exclusive white Vinyl; limited to 100 copies) that includes a CD booklet and CD insert.
To pre-order your copy of 'Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)' please visit CM Distro:
'Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)' track-listing:
1. Loneliness Remains*
2. Never Take Me Alive (SPEAR OF DESTINY cover version) – Bonus Track “Tragic Idol” Ltd. Edition
3. Ending Through Changes – Bonus Track “Tragic Idol” Japan Edition
4. The Last Fallen Saviour - Decibel Exclusive “Tragic Idol”
5. Last Regret (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix) – Bonus Track “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us” Ltd. Edition
6. Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us (Lost in Prague Orchestra Mix) – Bonus Track “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us” Ltd. Edition
7. Cardinal Zero - Faith Devides Us - Death Unites Us – Bonus Track “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us” Japan Edition
8. Back On Disaster - Faith Devides Us - Death Unites Us – Bonus Track “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us”, Japan Edition
9. Sons Of Perdition – Bonus Track “In Requiem”
10. Godless – Bonus Track “In Requiem” Ltd. 7" Vinyl Box
11. Missing (EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL Cover Version) – Bonus Track “In Requiem” Ltd. Edition
12. Silent In Heart – Bonus Track ”In Requiem” Ltd. Edition
13. Gothic 2013*
14. Our Saviour 2013*
*=tracks that appear on the limited 10”
Paradise Lost is also pleased to confirm that their 25th anniversary 'Tragic Illusion' tour has been extended to now include a number of European dates! As with the UK shows, the band will be supported by both Lacuna Coil and Katatonia (who will be playing the entire 'Viva Emptiness' album at all shows). See below for all upcoming tour dates.
PARADISE LOST 'Tragic Illusion 25th Anniversary' Tour w/ LACUNA COIL and KATATONIA
Oct. 30th - Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall (www.wolvescivic.co.uk)
Oct. 31st - Glasgow - ABC (www.ticketweb.co.uk)
Nov. 1st - Manchester - Ritz (www.kililive.com)
Nov. 3rd - London - Roundhouse (www.kililive.com)
Nov. 4th - Cologne, Germany - Essigfabrik
Nov. 6th - Herford, Germany - Club X
Nov. 7th - Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colos Saal
Nov. 8th - Dordrecht, Netherlands - Bibelot
Nov. 10th - Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli Oudegracht
Nov. 11th - Nuremberg, Germany - Hirsch
Nov. 12th - Vienna, Austria - Arena
Nov. 13th - Solothurn, Switzerland - Kofmehl
In 2010, the organizers of Holland's highly acclaimed Roadburn Festival invited Tom Gabriel Warrior, founder of Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, and Triptykon, to act as the curator at that year's festival. Under the banner of 'Only Death Is Real', Roadburn 2010 thus became the venue for the presentation of Triptykon's newly-released debut album, "Eparistera Daimones", as well as Triptykon's first official life appearance.
Triptykon admit that they:
"felt very honored by the confidence Roadburn placed in us, and the event will forever rank as one of the most significant experiences in the existence of Triptykon. We are therefore deeply delighted and proud to be able to announce that Triptykon has been asked to return to Roadburn in 2014".
To commemorate the release of Triptykon's long-awaited new album in spring 2014, Triptykon will appear on Roadburn's main stage at the 013 venue, on Sunday, April 13, 2014.
Tom Gabriel Warrior:
"Roadburn is very likely the most extraordinary, daring, and vigorous festival in what has otherwise largely become a blandly repetitive and overly commercialized heavy rock scene. Moreover, anybody who has ever attended Roadburn can confirm that no other festival exudes such a unique feeling of radiance and creativity among audience and performers alike. Triptykon's return to Roadburn in 2014 signifies yet another truly unique chapter in a long affiliation with the festival, dating back to the riotous days of Celtic Frost. I am deeply grateful to Roadburn's artistic director Walter Hoeijmakers for his extraordinary friendship and his continued faith in the path we are pursuing with Triptykon. In return, we shall duly transform Roadburn into a church of darkness".
Roadburn 2014 will run from Thursday, April 10 to Sunday, April 13 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland.
More information can be found here:
Spanish Black Metal newcomers Svipdagr have inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of their debut album "Black Verses" for its imminent release next month.
Originally formed in early 2013 by Volundr (guitar / bass) and Funedëim (guitar / vocals), they were later joined by Thanatos (drums) from the band Cauldron. The three members hail from three different cities in Spain, but this wasn't an obstacle for them to create their personal vision of Black Metal in its most raw, classic and genuine style. Dragging influences from bands like Darkthrone, Bathory, Immortal, Hades, Carpathian Forest, early Satyricon and very old Emporer… the debut album of Svipdagr is a ode to Black Metal in its purest form, containing 9 songs that vary from the most raw and primitive form to epic & pagan acoustic passages. Even sounding grim, "Black Verses" owns enough variation with excellent riffs that will please any lover of good old Black Metal.
Track listing for "Black verses" is as follows:
1. Black Souls (Intro)
2. Black Verses For Black Souls
3. Sacrifice II - A Dead Sentence that Never Comes
4. View Through the Rusty Helm
5. Infighting, Evocation to Black Metal II
6. Ego Sum Lux Mundi (I'm the Light of the World)
7. In the Darkness of Faith
8. Slaves of the Sword Without Edge
9. Two Shades in the Way (Outro)
"Black Verses" is scheduled for October 15th and you can visit the band's official site here: www.facebook.com/2000svipdagr
as well as listening to an advance song on the following links:
With a release date for Slegest’s debut full-length album “Løyndom” set for the 7th October, Dark Essence Records has today previewed a track from what will be the debut album from former Vreid guitarist Ese.
“Ho Som Haustar Aleine” is the opening track from “Løyndom” and can be heard at http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records/slegest-ho-som-haustar-aleine
Recorded partly in Ese’s own Systrond Studio and partly at the Conclave and Earshot Studio with producer Bjørnar E. Nilsen, and mastered by Enslaved’s Herbrand Larsen, “Løyndom” (Secret), is a mix of classic heavy rock and old school black metal that has an distinctly down and dirty, and addictively catchy, groove running through it.
Track listing for “Løyndom” as follows:
1. Ho Som Haustar Aleine
2. Rooted In Knowledge
3. I Slike Stunder
4. Løgna Sin Fiende
5. The Path Of No Return
6. Faceless Queen
7. Dirt Life Death
8. Past Burden Strength
When, following his departure from Vreid where he played on four albums, Ese formed Slegest in 2010, his original intention was that it should be a solo project, and, indeed, apart from a guest solo by former Vreid band-mate Sture, Ese plays all the instruments himself on “Løyndom”. However, it soon became clear to everyone who heard the album that Slegest was a live band waiting to happen, and a live line-up has now been put together, which, apart from Ese on Vocals and Rhythm Guitars, consists of Sør (BÄÄÄV, VONBRÅTEN) on Lead Guitars, Hövard (BOMBEKLÜCHTER) on Bass and Fjøsne on Drums.
Slegest is also busy putting the finishing touches to a music video for “Ho Som Haustar Aleine”. Produced by Håvard Nesbø and Ørjan Talle, the video will premiere before the release of “Løyndom”.
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