Latest news: Thu, Oct 23 2014
Thu, Oct 23 2014: BLACK SHEEP WALL
BLACK SHEEP WALL have revealed the title of their next full-length, which will go under the heading of 'I'm Going to Kill Myself'. The album has been scheduled for release on January 26th, 2015 (one day later in North Amercia).
The band comments: "It's crazy how much can change in a year or two, but when you think about our history those who have been following us shouldn't be surprised", states guitarist Scott Turner. "We're very excited about the release of 'I'm Going to Kill Myself', and the debut of Brandon as our full time vocalist after doing close to 7 years of duty on bass. His voice is the voice I've been waiting to have in the band for years.
The album was just as much a labour of love as it was an arduous and brain wracking process. Once you hear the songs you'll know what I mean. They are a test of endurance as Jackson and I purposely tried to push the limits of taste for the album which I sometimes like to think of more as a special project than a true follow up album.
'I'm Going to Kill Myself' is unique to us in that rather than sitting down for formal song writing sessions we kind of just wrote songs through conversations, and with odd symbols and notes on paper that translated to guitar, bass, and drums in the studio. As for the album art, the always amazing Jeff Rogers really came through with beyond amazing artwork that really captures not only the album, but who we are as a band. I don't think we'll ever do anything like this again so hopefully you all enjoy it, and not really want to kill yourselves after like I wanted to while making this album."
Cover art and tracklist will be revealed next month.
Thu, Oct 23 2014: GHOST BRIGADE
Critically acclaimed Finnish melancholic metal band GHOST BRIGADE have released the new track "Aurora" taken from their highly anticipated new album, 'IV: One with the Storm' exclusively via American webzine Metalsucks.
On further news, GHOST BRIGADE have recently announced a string of European concerts in February 2015. The Finnish masters of melancholic heaviness will be joined by AGRIMONIA from Sweden and Estonian TALBOT. The tour, presented by Metal Hammer, Germany 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
'IV - One with the Storm' has been scheduled for release on November 7th (November 11th in North America) and is already available for pre-order in various formats through the Season of Mist shop.
Thu, Oct 23 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 exclusively premiering a new video clip for the song "Ball-Room" taken from their debut full-length 'Mantiis' via these official media partners:
Metal Hammer (BG)
Rock Hard (DE)
Metal Wani (IN)
Marunouchi Muzik (JP)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Zero Tolerance (UK)
No Clean Singing (US)
The band comments: "Behold Obsidian Kingdom's music video for 'Ball-Room', one of the bloodiest chapters out of 'Mantiis' and a shocking visual tale portraying sex, death, and a good load of frenzied pleasures. Shot and directed by the band and Oyeme! Studio in a damp basement, this clip is not recommended for the faint of heart. Don't forget to wash your eyes after you've watched it."
On further news, OBSIDIAN KINGDOM have recently been as the first opening act for SÓLSTAFIR's upcoming European shows! 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
The reissue of ‘Mantiis’ is available for pre-order in various formats and bundles on the Season of Mist shop.
Thu, Oct 23 2014: 1349
Norwegian black metal tyrants 1349 have released a cover version of a classic song by death metal pioneers POSSESSED. The track, titled "The Heretic" is streaming now here.
Previously, "The Heretic" was only available on the limited North American Digipak edition of 1349's new album, 'Massive Cauldron of Chaos'.
1349 previously premiered their new video for "Slaves" here. "Slaves" is the lead track from 'Massive Cauldron of Chaos'.
'Massive Cauldron of Chaos' was released in North America on September 30. The album is available across multiple CD, vinyl, and cassette formats. Pre-orders are available here.
Thu, Oct 23 2014: GORGUTS
Critically-acclaimed death metal pioneers GORGUTS are bound for Japan, Australia and New Zeeland in the first half of November.
The Canadians will share headliner duties with KRISIUN as part of a multi-band package entitled "Extreme Metal Over Japan Vol. 3" in the Land of the Rising Sun. The festival tour will start at Nanba Rockets in Osaka on the 6th of November and after hitting Nagoya will end with a double bang at Shibuya Cyclone in Tokyo on November 8th and 9th. Following their appearance at The Kings Arms Tavern in Auckland, New Zeeland on November 13th, GORGUTS will be joined by PORTAL for three dates in Australia. This leg begins at Northcote Social Club in Melbourne on the 14th of November, reaches Sydney a day later and will be finalised at Brisbane's Crowbar on November 16th. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be viewed below.
06 Nov 14 Osaka (JP) Nanba Rockets
07 Nov 14 Nagoya (JP) Imaike Club3star
08 Nov 14 Tokyo (JP) Shibuya Cyclone
09 Nov 14 Tokyo (JP) Shibuya Cyclone
13 Nov 14 Auckland (NZ) The Kings Arms Tavern
14 Nov 14 Melbourne (AU) Northcote Social Club (+ Portal)
15 Nov 14 Sydney (AU) Newtown Social Club (+ Portal)
16 Nov 14 Brisbane (AU) Crowbar (+ Portal)
GORGUTS are touring in support of their critically-acclaimed new album 'Colored Sands', which is still available in various formats on the Season of Mist shop.
Thu, Oct 23 2014: REVENGE
Canadian warmongers REVENGE have added more dates to their ongoing campaign of live destruction. The band has been invited to join Norwegian black metal legends MAYHEM and Swedish Satanic wolf pack WATAIN on the upcoming "Black Metal Warfare" tour to take place in January 2015. A full list of dates is shown below.
Expect nothing less than the over the top unrelenting wall of audio chaos, which the band has become known for after laying waste to every stage they stepped foot on.
Official comment from main man J. Read: "North American Revenge legions - prepare to bleed upon the Altar of Triumph. No Scene, No Brotherhood, No Remorse. Behold Total Rejection..."
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
Formed in 2000 by J. Read (BLOOD REVOLT, ex CONQUEROR), REVENGE has become one of the most respected bands in the worldwide Black Metal underground.
Using militant imagery, and behind the force of savage live shows, the band has built a die-hard world-wide following amongst the extreme factions of the Black and Death metal scenes.
"The music is both brutishly primitive and intimidatingly complex, veering between guttural blasts of noise and dizzying instrumental prowess in a blink. This is black metal ground down to its ugliest, most primal essence, spat out at furious power-violence tempos and dredged through a filthy morass of down-tuned death metal...Revenge settle for nothing less than victory, intolerance, and mastery of their craft." – Pitchfork
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