Latest news: Thu, Oct 16 2014
Thu, Oct 16 2014: HATE ETERNAL
Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of legendary death metal band HATE ETERNAL! Founder, guitarist/vocalist, primary songwriter as well as acclaimed producer Erik Rutan and bassist/vocalist J.J. Hrubovcak are currently holed up in the band leader's Mana Recording Studio (CANNIBAL CORPSE, MOUNTAIN GOATS, GOATWHORE) and hard at work at the new HATE ETERNAL album, which is tentatively scheduled for early 2015.
HATE ETERNAL have been one of the leading death metal acts worldwide for over eighteen years. The band's five full-length albums are considered crucial genre touchstones, and HATE ETERNAL are a proven headliner on major stages across five continents.
Regarding the recording and the signing, Rutan comments: "We are ecstatic about how the recording for our new album has been coming out so far, and our new label and home Season of Mist. We've worked very hard on crafting these songs to reflect our path, from our past to the present, and the journey of HATE ETERNAL and its members. Writing this album was a long and arduous process. It took a tremendous amount of determination, blood, and sweat to bring this all to fruition. We're super proud of what we've accomplished creatively, and excited at the prospect of releasing what we feel is our most powerful HATE ETERNAL material to date."
Rutan continues, "Now it is time to bring this all to life! The recording process so far has been fantastic. I've never felt so focused and determined on a HATE ETERNAL record, and I know that this will be an album our listeners and supporters will truly appreciate. It represents an important milestone for me personally since 15 years ago both HATE ETERNAL began recording its first album and Mana Recording Studios was born. We have so much more news to share with you over the coming months. We cannot wait for you to hear this album!"
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Thu, Oct 16 2014: GHOST BRIGADE
Critically acclaimed Finnish melancholic metal band GHOST BRIGADE are currently premiering two new songs from their highly anticipated new full-length 'IV - One with the Storm', which has been scheduled for release on November 7th (November 11th in North America). On further news, the band has announced a string European shows in February 2015. Streaming links and all dates can be viewed below.
The track "The Knife" is still being featured in the US by Decibel and can be listened to here. In Europe and other parts of the world, the following official media partners are exclusively streaming the song "Electra Complex":
The band comments: "We wrote 'Electra Complex' as one the first songs for this album and I really think it's a big step forward for us as far as arrangements and 'building tension before release' goes", writes guitarist Wille. "I recently read a comment from someone who heard the album that listening to this song was like being on a journey and I couldn't agree more. Just when you thought you've heard it all it changes to something completely different and takes you to a new place. It might just be the first piece we've ever written that really shows the many faces of Ghost Brigade in one song. Put your headphones on, close your eyes, press play..."
GHOST BRIGADE have announced a string of European concerts for February 2015. The Finnish masters of melancholic heaviness will be joined by AGRIMONIA from Sweden and Estonian TALBOT. The tour, presented by the German edition of Metal Hammer and Metal.de, will kick off in Germany at the Magnet, Berlin on February 6th and runs through seven more countries until a final show in Hamburg on the 17th of February. You can find a full list of confirmed dates below.
06 Feb 15 Berlin (DE) Magnet
07 Feb 15 Wroclaw (PL) Liverpool
08 Feb 15 Wien (AT) Arena
09 Feb 15 Salzburg (AT) Rockhouse
10 Feb 15 München (DE) Backstage
11 Feb 15 Aarau (CH) Kiff
12 Feb 15 Paris (FR) Glazart
13 Feb 15 London (UK) The Purple Turtle
14 Feb 15 Haarlem (NL) Patronaat
15 Feb 15 Essen (DE) Turock
16 Feb 15 Antwerpen (BE) Kavka
17 Feb 15 Hamburg (DE) Hafenklang
The band comments: "Friends! We are excited to announce our first European tour in three years for February 2015! We will bring great support bands with us, which both released excellent new albums and have been in heavy rotation among GHOST BRIGADE members. AGRIMONIA, feature members from AT THE GATES, MARTYRDÖD and more, come from Gothenburg, Sweden. TALBOT are a sludgy duo from Tallinn, Estonia. We saw these guys recently live and well... we had no other choice but to ask them to come on tour with us. Great band, period. See you all in February!"
'IV - One with the Storm' will be released as a Digipak CD with bonus tracks, deluxe clamshell box with double LP and bonus 7", various coloured LP formats, regular CD, and merchandising. The bonus tracks on the limited Digipak and the bonus 7" are remixes of "Long Way To The Graves" and "Disembodied Voices" by Jonny Wanha, who previously remixed "In the Woods" (from previous album 'Until Fear No Longer Defines Us') in 2012. All formats are now available for pre-order!.
Thu, Oct 16 2014: BEYOND CREATION
BEYOND CREATION are currently revealing their amazing forthcoming album 'Earthborn Evolution' in full. The new Canadian masters of progressive technical death metal have teamed up exclusively with these media partners for the official streaming of their masterpiece:
Metal Hammer (DE)
Metal Wani (IN)
Rock Hard (IT)
Marunouchi Muzik (JP)
Lords of Metal (NL)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Musick Magazine (PL)
Zero Tolerance (UK)
‘Earthborn Evolution’ will be released as a Digipak CD, gatefold double LP in various colours, cassette, and merchandising. All items are available for pre-order at the Season of Mist e-shop.
BEYOND CREATION recently announced a winter Japanese tour. The Japanese tour, the band's second, is slated for early December. The confirmed dates can be found below.
05 Dec 14 Osaka (JP) Nanba Rockets
06 Dec 14 Tokyo (JP) Cyclone
07 Dec 14 Tokyo (JP) Cyclone
Thu, Oct 16 2014: OBSIDIAN KINGDOM
Upcoming release: "Mantiis – An Agony in Fourteen Bites"
Release date: Fri, Oct 24 2014, US Tue, Oct 28 2014
OBSIDIAN KINGDOM are now streaming their debut full-length 'Mantiis' officially via UK's renowned PROG magazine. You can listen to the album exclusively here. For the US/Canada you can use Bandcamp. Read the band’s comment and check their tour dates with SÓLSTAFIR below.
The band comments: "It is a huge honour and means a lot for OBSIDIAN KINGDOM to present 'Mantiis' and its international release to the world with the support of the legendary PROG magazine, home to many of the bands that have inspired our work. We feel there could be no better way to introduce our debut album to a wider audience for it to enjoy and judge; a post-modern rock opera where girls and insects dance to the sound of an eerie tune that will delight progressive music lovers from all over the world. Feast your ears and remember not to take candy from strangers!"
'Mantiis' had originally been self-released in a limited edition of 500 copies and is now scheduled for international release through Season of Mist on October 24th.
On further news, OBSIDIAN KINGDOM have recently been as the first opening act for SÓLSTAFIR's upcoming European dates!
"It is with great enthusiasm that we announce that, on the occasion of the re-issue of our debut album this 24th October 2014 via Season of Mist, we will be finally bringing MANTIIS to all of Europe this autumn, in the priceless company of our much-respected SÓLSTAFIR", comment OBSIDIAN KINGDOM. "We are very much looking forward to finding each and every one of you on the road in the following days; and be the strangers who give you candy."
You can find all confirmed dates below:
31 Oct 14 London (UK) The Dome Tufnell Park
01 Nov 14 Leeds (UK) Damnation Festival
04 Nov 14 Colmar (FR) Le Grillen
05 Nov 14 Luzern (CH) Konzerthaus Schüür
06 Nov 14 München (DE) Strom
07 Nov 14 Stuttgart (DE) 1210
08 Nov 14 Frankfurt (DE) Nachtleben
09 Nov 14 Köln (DE) Werkstatt
10 Nov 14 Antwerp (BE) Trix
11 Nov 14 Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg
12 Nov 14 Nijmegen (NL) Doornroosje
13 Nov 14 Bielefeld (DE) Forum
14 Nov 14 Berlin (DE) K17
15 Nov 14 Staffelstein (DE) Metal Hammer Paradise
16 Nov 14 Poznan (PL) Blue Note
17 Nov 14 Warszawa (PL) Proxima
18 Nov 14 Wien (AT) Viper Room
19 Nov 14 Budapest (HU) Dürer Kert
20 Nov 14 Ljubljana (SI) Gala Hala
21 Nov 14 Graz (AT) Explosiv
22 Nov 14 Innsbruck (AT) Weekender Club
24 Nov 14 Luynes (FR) Le Korigan
25 Nov 14 Barcelona (ES) Razzmatazz 3
26 Nov 14 Madrid (ES) Caracol
27 Nov 14 Lisboa (PT) RCA Club
28 Nov 14 Porto (PT) Hard Club
Catalans have already released a video clip for the song "Fingers in Anguish".
The reissue of ‘Mantiis’ is available for pre-order in various formats and bundles on the Season of Mist shop.
Thu, Oct 16 2014: CORRUPT MORAL ALTAR
CORRUPT MORAL ALTAR are kicking off their European tour tomorrow. The grinding sludge maniacs will be joined by Chicago's SICK/TIRED and start the riots at Bloodshedfest, Eindhoven (NL) on October 18th. The angry Englishmen and their American supporters will continue to devastate five more European countries until their final show together at Go! Fest in Roma (IT) on the 25th of October. All upcoming dates are listed below.
CORRUPT MORAL ALTAR will continue on their own for two additional shows in Zürich (CH) and Kortrijk (BE) on October 26th and 27th, before returning to lay waste to the still United Kingdom, which includes a performance at the prestigious Damnation Festival and a string of three shows opening for ENTOMBED A.D. from November 11th to 14th.
18 Oct 14 Eindhoven (NL) Dynamo (Bloodshed Festival)
19 Oct 14 Brugge (BE) Hof van Beroep (+Sick/Tired )
20 Oct 14 Berlin (DE) Koma F (+Sick/Tired)
21 Oct 14 Leipzig (DE) Liwi (+Sick/Tired)
22 Oct 14 Praha (CZ) Modra Vopice (+Sick/Tired )
23 Oct 14 Bern (CH) Cafete (+Sick/Tired)
24 Oct 14 Milano (IT) Blue Rose (+Sick/Tired)
25 Oct 14 Roma (IT) Go! Fest (+Sick/Tired)
26 Oct 14 Zürich (CH) Klubi
27 Oct 14 Kortrijk (BE) The Pit's
28 Oct 14 Ramsgate (UK) Ramsgate Music Hall
30 Oct 14 Edinburgh (UK) Opium
31 Oct 14 Newcastle (UK) Head Of Steam
01 Nov 14 Leeds (UK) Leeds University Union (Damnation Festival)
11 Nov 14 Manchester (UK) The Roadhouse (+Entombed A.D.)
12 Nov 14 Glasgow (UK) Audio (+Entombed A.D.)
14 Nov 14 London (UK) Underworld (+Entombed A.D.)
Thu, Oct 16 2014: HARK
HARK are streaming their entire breathtaking performance at this year's edition of the renowned Hellfest Open Air via the official festival channel. You can view the show here. On further news, the Welsh heavy rockers have released a new version with much improved sound of their amazing video for the song "Scarlet Extremities" taken from their acclaimed debut album 'Crystalline'. You can now watch the clip here.
The band has previously released a lyric video off the album, for the track "Black Hole South West".
There are still a few dates left to catch HARK live with their label mates KEN mode:
17 Oct 14 Glasgow (UK) Audio
18 Oct 14 Sheffield (UK) South Sea
19 Oct 14 Swansea (UK) Garage
01 Nov 14 Leeeds (UK) University Union (Damnation Festival)
HARK are touring in support of their debut full-length album, 'Crystalline', which is still available in various formats via the Season of Mist shop.
Thu, Oct 16 2014: MAYHEM
Norwegian legends MAYHEM have announced US tour plans. The black metal pioneers will be joined by Canadian warmongers REVENGE and Sweden's dark rising stars WATAIN, for what will undoubtedly be the most dangerous metal tour on North American soil in 2015. A full list of shows can be found below.
All dates with WATAIN and REVENGE
1/8 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
1/9 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
1/10 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
1/11 Boston MA @ Royale
1/12 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
1/13 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
1/15 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
1/16 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
1/17 Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
1/18 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
1/20 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
1/23 Calgary, AB @ Republik
1/24 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
1/26 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
1/27 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
1/28 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
1/30 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
1/31 Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theater
MAYHEM previously announced the second leg of their rampage through Europe for a string of dates in the east and north of the continent and additional shows in the Norwegian homeland. All confirmed shows are listed below.
02 Nov 14 Gdansk (PL) B90
03 Nov 14 Vilnius (LT) Club New York
04 Nov 14 Kiev (UA) Sentrum Club
06 Nov 14 Riga (LV) Melna Piektdiena
07 Nov 14 Tallinn (EE) Klubi Tapper
08 Nov 14 Helsinki (FI) Tavastia
09 Nov 14 Jyväskylä (FI) Lutakko
10 Nov 14 Tampere (FI) Yo-Talo
11 Nov 14 Turku (FI) Logomo
13 Nov 14 Stockholm (SE) Kägelbanan
14 Nov 14 Örebro (SE) Kulturhuset
15 Nov 14 Malmö (SE) KB
16 Nov 14 Götenborg (SE) Tradgarn
20 Nov 14 Trondheim (NO) Byscenen
21 Nov 14 Tromsø (NO) Driv
22 Nov 14 Bodø (NO) Sinus
28 Nov 14 Stavanger (NO) Folken
29 Nov 14 Bergen (NO) USF
06 Dec 14 Oslo (NO) Sentrum Scene
MAYHEM will be touring in support of their current album 'Esoteric Warfare', which was released last June and is still available in various editions on the Season of Mist e-shop. Artwork and track list are as follows:
Thu, Oct 16 2014: INQUISITION
Latest release: "Obscure Verses For The Multiverse"
Release date: Fri, Oct 25 2013, US Tue, Oct 29 2013
Rising black metal dark stars INQUISITION and recent Season of Mist signing SHINING have each been chosen to accompany legendary MARDUK on one leg of the Swedish tank battalion's campaigns in Australia and Japan. You can find a list of all confirmed dates for both bands below.
INQUISITION + MARDUK in Australia
12 Jan 15 Perth (AU) Amplifier Bar
13 Jan 15 Adelaide (AU) Enigma Bar
14 Jan 15 Melbourne (AU) Northcote Social Club
16 Jan 15 Melbourne (AU) HiFi Bar
17 Jan 15 Sydney (AU) HiFi Bar
18 Jan 15 Brisbane (AU) Crowbar
SHINING + MARDUK in Japan
22 Jan 15 Osaka (JP) Nanba Rockets
23 Jan 15 Nagoya (JP) Imaike Club3star
24 Jan 15 Tokyo (JP) Shibuya Cyclone
25 Jan 15 Tokyo (JP) Shibuya Garret
INQUISITION are touring in support of last year’s ‘Obscure Verses For The Multiverse’ album, which is available in various formats via the Season of Mist shop. Track listing and album artwork can be found below:
INQUISITION’s back catalogue, namely Into the Infernal Regions of the Ancient Cult (1998), Invoking the Majestic Throne of Satan (2002), Magnificent Glorification of Lucifer (2004), Nefarious Dismal Orations (2007), and Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm (2011), are now all available digitally.