Oh wow! Back in 2008, Alestorm were mere newcomers and beginners - and yet they created a modern metal classic and a completely new subgenre. Captain Morgan`s Revenge marks the birth of Pirate Metal as we know it today and turned a couple of young Scotsmen into the hottest band the modern metal scene has to offer! Ten years later and sold-out shows all over the world, their boozy debut gets its well-deserved anniversary treatment and will be re-released on January 26th 2018 with Napalm Records!
Captain Morgan`s Revenge – 10th Anniversary Edition has received a fresh remix and remastering by original producer Lasse Lammert at his LSD studios and will be coming with a rejuvenated artwork. Alongside the 'Live At Summer Breeze' bonus disc, this re-release will be a true gem for all collectors, new fans and nostalgics alike!
The pirates about their upcoming Anniversary Edition:
"Oh wow! Can't believe it's been 10 years already since we made this record. We were all terrible musicians back then, and it was only thanks to the immense skill of our producer Lasse Lammert that we managed to salvage a passable bunch of songs. But anyway, it seems a bunch of you people seemed to like this album, so we decided to give it a bit of spit and polish for the 10th anniversary. NO, this is not one of those shitty 'brickwall' remasters that some bands do, and NO, this is not a re-recording by a bunch of disinterested and jaded old musicians. We've taken the original multitrack source material from 10 years ago (bad playing, cheap keyboards, awful vocals and everything), and just re-mixed the whole album to be punchier, tighter, more dynamic, and more sonically delightful than before. You probably won't even notice the difference! But it's there. And it'll sound awesome on vinyl, for the first time ever!"
Captain Morgan`s Revenge – 10th Anniversary Edition, coming as CD digi pack, LP gatefold and digital download, is now available for pre-order HERE!
After the band just returned from the US Vans Warped Tour as well as an extensive European run this year, Alestorm will continue to drop their anchor live on the following dates. Turn on your eyepatch and let the rum flow freely here:
25.11.17 MX – Mexico City / Cosa Nostra
26.11.17 CO – Bogota / Auditorio Lumiere
28.11.17 PE – Lima / Mangos
01.12.17 BR – Curitiba / John Bull
02.12.17 BR – Sao Paulo / Tropical Butanta
03.12.17 BR – Porto Alegre / El Toro Pub
04.12.17 UY – Montevideo / Montevideo Music Box
06.12.17 AR – Rosario / Animal
07.12.17 AR – Buenos Aires / Uniclub
08.12.17 AR – Cordoba / Casa Babylon
09.12.17 CL – Santiago / Nuevo Club Rock & Guitarras
Piratefest UK Tour 2018:
with support from Rumahoy and The Dread Crew Of Oddwood
09.02.18 UK – Liverpool / O2 Academy
10.02.18 UK – Sheffield / Corporation
11.02.18 UK – Newcastle / Northumbria Uni
13.02.18 UK – Aberdeen / Garage
14.02.18 UK – Glasgow / O2 ABC
15.02.18 IRE – Belfast / Mandela Hall
16.02.18 IRE – Dublin / Tivoli
17.02.18 UK – Birmingham / HRH Metal
18.02.18 UK – Manchester / O2 Ritz
20.02.18 UK – Leeds / Stylus
21.02.18 UK – Norwich / Waterfront
22.02.18 UK – London / O2 Forum
23.02.18 UK – Brighton / Concorde 2
24.02.18 UK – Bristol / Motion
25.02.18 UK – Southampton / Engine Rooms
Formed in the year 2000 as a studio project and then as a regular live-band six years later, Devilish Impressions from Poland is a dominant Black Death metal band that’s quickly pummelling through the genre and making their way to fans and media around the globe.
After already having released their 2012 third studio album “Simulacra” with Lifeforce Records we are very happy to welcome back Devilish Impressions to the Lifeforce Records roster for the release of their new album “The I”, which is set to come out in late September.
“I’m thrilled to work with Devilish Impressions again to hopefully push the band to the next level. The guys in the band are dedicated hard workers. They know exactly what they want, what is needed to reach their goal and their new album is very big step forward musically. I truly believe we can turn some heads with “The I”! - comments Lifeforce Records owner Stefan Lüdicke.
The title chosen, “The I”, for the record is not only a phonetic acronym of the band’s name, but above all it reflects the manifesto they stand for since the Horde’s inception in the year 2000 – the notion of freedom of choice and will. A supremacy of an individual over any external factors being imposed on us by others, with special emphasis on religion and its convictions, dogmas and paradigms. “The I” is a rebellious manifesto targeted against all those who stand opposed to anything that drives us towards individual perfection.
"The I" is out September 2017.
Visit and "like" the band's Facebook page and stay tuned about latest news and live shows.
US pressings of Oranssi Pazuzu releases Kosmonument 2xLP, Farmakologinen MLP, and Muukalainen Puhuu LP/CD out now via 20 Buck Spin
20 Buck Spin have issued three back-catalog titles from Finnish cosmic black metal alchemists Oranssi Pazuzu, releasing the band's Muukalainen Puhuu LP/CD, Farmakologinen MLP, and Kosmonument 2xLP on US soil for the first time. The reissues see release as ORANSSI PAZUZU is currently out on the extensive Mental Possession MMXVIII European tour, which includes the band's maiden voyage to the US for a one-off performance at Maryland Deathfest.
Oranssi Pazuzu's Kosmonument, Farmakologinen, and Muukalainen Puhuu are all available here.
Since 2013, Finland's Oranssi Pazuzu has released two critically lauded full-length albums via 20 Buck Spin in North America, 2013's Valonielu and 2016's Värähtelijä. Both albums showed the boundless enormity and remarkable uniqueness that Oranssi Pazuzu alone create. Are they a psych influenced black metal band or a black metal influenced psych band? No one knows for sure and it doesn't matter anyway. No other band can bend these genres into such an extraordinarily cohesive whole. For most in North America the Oranssi Pazuzu black hole only came into focus with the latest two albums. However, the band had previously recorded and released two full-length albums and a split LP. With their growing reputation, the band's early releases have become increasingly high in demand. 20 Buck Spin now presents the band's back catalogue on various formats domestically for the first time.
Muukalainen Puhuu is where the Oranssi Pazuzu story begins. The 2009 debut album already reveals a band with a firm conceptual and musical mission. For most bands this album would be a seasoned, mature display of musical prowess only reached well into their life as a band, and yet for Oranssi Pazuzu it's merely the first foray into the limitless expanse that they would come to command. Muukalainen Puhuu will now be made available domestically for the first time on CD, gatefold LP, and digital formats.
The Farmakologinen MLP contains Oranssi Pazuzu's songs from a split album they did with Candy Cane in 2010 between the time of their first and second full-lengths. Four tracks and nearly twenty-seven minutes in length, even on a split album the band showcased their growing immensity and burning cold bleakness, now released as a standalone Oranssi Pazuzu release with all new artwork on 12" vinyl and digital formats.
The Kosmonument 2xLP from 2012 was another huge leap forward for Oranssi Pazuzu, both musically and in terms of exposure. The band signed to UMG owned Spinefarm Records which the album still calls home today, however the vinyl edition, a sprawling triple gatefold double album with some of the most incredible artwork in the band's history, was only released in a small quantity in Europe with very few copies arriving in North America. Kosmonument will now see its first domestic vinyl release in the same deluxe format.
Symphonic metal band Constraint has just got released a new lyric video of the song "Autumn Hymn", taken from the debut album "Enlightened by Darkness"!
"Autumn Hymn" (Official Lyric Video) - https://youtu.be/diRYLEGEAg4
A new edition of the album "Enlightened by Darkness" is set to be released worldwide next summer via Rockshots Music, and it's already available for pre-orders on the official store as well as the brand new t-shirts!
The digital version of "Enligthened by Darkness" will be already available on Friday 5, 2017 on all the major digital platforms!
Global Music Award-winning Nomadic Mongolian folk metal group Tengger Cavalry recently reissued two of their earlier albums originally released in 2013 and 2014, re-composed and instrumented. 2013's The Expedition was reissued as Cavalry In Thousands, and 2014's Ancient Call was reissued as Hymn Of The Earth. Both albums are available via Bandcamp now.
Each reissue features brand new melody compositions, vocal lines and re-recorded guitars. Tengger Cavalry frontman Nature Ganganbaigal states,
"It has been years since I recorded the original versions of these reissue records. My life has changed a lot since then, and musically, I've changed too. I wanted to embrace more of the traditional music roots. I felt the original songs that I wrote years ago had the potential to be modified and improved, so I transformed the texture and melody, replacing death growling with throat singing, etc. The reissues represent the taste and status of this present moment of my life - my experiences, my emotions - bound with grassland."
Norwegian progressive extreme metal icons Enslaved will issue their debut full-length, the now legendary Vikingligr Veldi, on vinyl for the first time ever. Set for release on September 23rd, 2016 via By Norse Music, the limited 2xLP gatefold edition includes a stunning new layout design by Z. Bielak (Ghost, Mayhem etc.) as well as four brand new illustrations specially made for this groundbreaking offering. Additionally, the record has been respectfully remastered for vinyl by Iver Sandøy preserving every bit of its original dynamics.
Enslaved's Vikingligr Veldi, initially released in 1994, was co-produced with the legendary Pytten (Immortal, Mayhem, Burzum, Emperor et al) in Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway. The album features lyrics in Icelandic, and is a tribute to the Norse landscape, history, and mythology. The songs match these themes with long, horizontal songscapes, dense atmospheres, and winds from the past.
"We have been waiting since the day we recorded it," comments Enslaved's Ivar Bjørnson, "and at last it is happening! It has been a challenging journey, and it has demanded a lot of patience and understanding from all parts involved. The day we held the finished product in our hands was as sacred a day for us as the day we finished recording it."
North American pre-orders are now available. For black vinyl, point your browser HERE. For white vinyl (limited to 1000 copies) go to THIS LOCATION.
Vikingligr Velidi Lineup:
Ivar Bjørnson - guitars, keys
Grutle Kjellson - vocals, bass
Trym Torson - drums
China's Tengger Cavalry are making their entire catalogue available in Europe through Hammerheart Records in 2017
Hammerheart Records is proud to announce a co-operation with a band that can only be labelled as different and special: Tengger Cavalry!
The band originates from China (Beijing), and currently is located in New York. Tengger Cavalry have been turning heads in the music world since the band’s inception in 2010 they blend the nomadic music tradition of Central Asia with heavy metal, creating a unique genre of music known as Nomadic folk metal. Having sold out Carnegie Hall in a legendary performance and been featured in CNN, Vice, the Guardian, Wall Street Journal and the Village Voice, among countless others, the band is ready to take on the world. Band name in Chinese: 铁骑. In Mongolian Shamanism, Tengger (also spelt Tengeri) is the Sky-father, Lord of the Celestial Sphere. Tengger Cavalry is mostly influenced by Mongolian cultures and shamanism, but musically they also incorporate elements from Turkic nomadic folk music.
Hammerheart Records will re-issue the classic first four albums early 2017:
Sunesu Cavalry (re-record edition)
The Expedition (re-record edition)
Ancient Call (re-record edition)
Blood Sacrifice Shaman (re-recorded edition)
All as deluxe-CD and LP!
Meanwhile the band is getting booked for Europe for 2017, and will cause people to raise eyebrows when they appear. Tengger Cavalry can do the loud electronic setlist, but can also perform in an acoustic/folk setting!
Mexican death metal legends Infinitum Obscure have decided to release their classic 'Infernal Dark Force' album via their own label, Death Elite. It's time to explore the renowned band's history all over again, this time in the best possible sound quality, as the music has been remastered by the founder himself, Robert Lizarraga. This album created waves in the underground when it was first released in the last decade. The band had a mysterious, inherently dark and dissonant quality without compromising on their steely sound, not devoid of melodies, as Infinitum Obscure somehow merge the obscure thrashy death metal music of The Chasm with the Swedish-sounding black metal music of bands like Dissection, Dawn, Sacramentum and Naglfar. The result is a veritable dark and intriguing form of blackened death metal music, a sound that the band have forged over the years and perfected. It all began here though and even after a decade, the music sounds fresh, pure, and puts many new bands to shame. Infinitum Obscure's legacy remains untarnished, revered, and alive - the band will release their new full length on Transcending Obscurity Records when ready.
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Enslaved wins Golden Gods Award & re-issues "Vikingligr Veldi" for the 1st time ever on vinyl this September
Enslaved have won a Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award in the category of "Best Underground"!
Ivar Bjørnson, Kjetil Grutle & Enslaved collectively had this to say:-
"Can you believe it??? We won the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award for best Underground! Thanks to.. you for voting for us, Euronymous for spotting us, Osmose for carrying us forward and Nuclear Blast for where we are now. And a special thanks to Tonje Peersen for managing the chaos that is us between 2005 and 2015 and Simon Füllemann for taking over and bringing us up to right here!" -
And there's more with Enslaved re-issuing "Vikingligr Veldi" - for the first time ever on vinyl this September!
The re-issue of "Vikingligr Veldi" will co-incide with Enslaved's 25 European Tour and will be available in a LIMITED Enslaved 25 Webshop edition and a regular edition!
The astonishing new layout was done by Z. Bielak (Ghost, Mayhem, etc.) and includes four brand new illustrations specially made for this legendary album.
Z. Bielak has stayed true to the ideals of the era (it was originally scheduled for release in 1993); this 2LP Gatefold with illustrated pockets has been respectfully remastered for vinyl by Iver Sandøy; preserving every bit of original dynamics.
"We have been waiting since the day we recorded it, and at last it is happening! It has been a challenging journey, and it has demanded a lot of patience and understanding from all parts involved. The day we hold the finished product in our hand will be as sacred a day for us as the day we finished recording it". - Ivar and Enslaved
Enslaved`s 1st full-length album was co-produced with the legendary Pytten in Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway. This album has lyrics in Icelandic, and is a tribute to the Norse landscape, history and mythology. The songs are matching these themes with long horizontal songscapes, dense atmospheres and winds from the past.
More details will be revealed soon!
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