Latest news: Mon, May 02 2016
Mon, May 02 2016: WITHERED
American dark extremists WITHERED are streaming a fourth monstrous track taken from their forthcoming album 'Grief Relic', which can be pre-ordered here (out worldwide on May 27th). The song "Downward" is exclusively streaming via Stereogum at this link.
WITHERED have furthermore announced a string of tour-dates in the United States alongside Richmond's INTER ARMA, which kicks off on July 5th. A full list of confirmed shows can be found below.
WITHERED + INTER ARMA
05 Jul 16 Washington, DC (US) DC9
06 Jul 16 Philadelphia, PA (US) Boot & Saddle
08 Jul 16 NYC/Brooklyn, NY (US) St Vitus
09 Jul 16 Boston, MA (US) Great Scott
10 Jul 16 Buffalo, NY (US) Waiting room
11 Jul 16 Cleveland, OH (US) Grog Shop
12 Jul 16 Detroit, MI (US) Pike Room
13 Jul 16 Chicago, IL (US) Empty Bottle
14 Jul 16 Milwaukee, WI (US) Cactus Club
15 Jul 16 Minneapolis, MN (US) 7th Street Entry
16 Jul 16 Fargo, ND (US) The Aquarium
19 Jul 16 Seattle, WA (US) Barboza
20 Jul 16 Portland, OR (US) Dour Fir
21 Jul 16 Eugene, OR (US) TBD
22 Jul 16 San Francisco, CA (US) Thee Parkside
23 Jul 16 Glendale, CA (US) Complex
24 Jul 16 San Diego, CA (US) Soda Bar
25 Jul 16 Phoenix, AZ (US) Rebel Lounge
27 Jul 16 El Paso, TX (US) The Sandbox
28 Jul 16 San Antonio, TX (US) Limelight
29 Jul 16 Austin, TX (US) Sidewinder
30 Jul 16 Dallas, TX (US) Three Links
31 Jul 16 New Orleans, LA (US) Gasa Gasa
01 Aug 16 Birmingham, AL (US) Spring Street Firehouse
02 Aug 16 Atlanta, GA (US) The Earl
03 Aug 16 Asheville, NC (US) Mothlight
Beau Brandon: drums
Colin Marston: bass
Ethan McCarthy: guitar, vocals
Mike Thompson: guitar, vocals
Mon, May 02 2016: NUMENOREAN
NUMENOREAN are finally revealing the title of their forthcoming full-length, which has been penned down as 'Home'. The Canadian post-black metal outfit from Calgary will release their debut on July 22nd. Continue reading for more details!
'Home' was recorded by NUMENOREAN vocalist/guitarist Byron Lemley and Alex Kurth in Calgary, and mixed as well as mastered by Josh Schroeder (GHOST BATH, BATTLECROSS, KING 810) at Random Awesome Studios in Michigan. Regarding 'Home', Byron comments on behalf of the band: "This album is an exploration and journey into some of the deepest human emotions we have. While it does offer hope and solace along the way, it ultimately never recovers." Engineer Josh Schroeder adds: "NUMENOREAN's sound reminds me of a dark, distant memory of falling from a great height. I am always looking to challenge the way I approach records, and no better way than to work with artists like NUMENOREAN who are challenging the definition of black metal."
Regarding their signing to Season of Mist, NUMENOREAN previously commented: "We feel very privileged and honoured to join the Season of Mist family. Moreover, we have no doubt that this partnership is the best possible step to take in order to fully realize not only the vision of our soon to be released full-length, but all future pieces of work as well."
NUMENOREAN were founded by Brandon and Byron Lemley in Canada's most northern major city, Calgary as a sole expression for the discontentment of existence in 2012. The brothers released a two song demo under the title 'Demo 2014' to strong critical acclaim. New members were recruited, who shared a closeness to sorrow, nature, and grief. Once their line-up was completed, each member contributed to the making of the forthcoming full-length, which has been tentatively scheduled to this summer.
Brandon Lemley: vocals
Byron Lemley: guitar, vocals
Roger Leblanc: guitar, vocals
Rhys Friesen: bass, vocals
David Horrocks: drums, vocals
NUMENOREAN have already announced the first couple of shows in support of their new album. More international shows will follow soon!
12 May 16 Calgary, AB (CA) Good Luck Bar
13 May 16 Calgary, AB (CA) The Palamino
04 Jul 16 Calgary, AB (CA) The Palomino (+Fall of Rauros, Wayfarer)
05 Jul 16 Vancouver, BC (CA) The Hindenburg (+Fall of Rauros, Wayfarer)
06 Jul 16 Victoria, BC (CA) Intrepid Theater (+Fall of Rauros, Wayfarer)
15 Sep 16 White Hall, MD (US) Shadow Woods Metal Fest
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Mon, May 02 2016: BAPTISM
BAPTISM have announced that their forthcoming full-length will bear the title 'The Devil's Fire'. The new album of the Finnish black metal underground veterans has been recorded at Fantom Studio and the release date has been slated to the 22nd of July.
Lord Sargofagian comments on behalf of BAPTISM regarding 'The Devil's Fire': "The writing process for new album was the hardest ever for me. I was seriously thinking that this work was never going to finish a couple of times. Yet once everything was in place and the mood right, the recording session with this line-up, the new studio, and people behind us turned out to be the easiest since our early demo days. I am proud to say, this is our best devil's work so far!"
BAPTISM have previously commented on their signing to Season of Mist: "We are very excited to become a part of Season of Mist, with such a great roster and people behind the label", writes Lord . It is an honour as well as a great opportunity for us. We are planning to enter studio at the end of this year in order to record our first album for Season of Mist, which will hopefully be released in 2016. We will be coming back stronger than ever and we cannot wait to start a great fire to light the darkness with this record. Until the world may burn... A.M.S.G."
Lord S.: vocals, guitar, songwriting
TG: lead guitar
Mon, May 02 2016: OBSIDIAN KINGDOM
OBSIDIAN KINGDOM have recruited a new guitarist and she would like to be known as Eaten Roll I. The band has furthermore announced new dates in support of their current full-length 'A Year With No Summer', which is streaming at Bandcamp and still available in various formats from the Season of Mist shop. Comments and dates can be found below.
The band is introducing their new guitarist with the following statement: "It is about time we made it official: everyone say hello to Eaten Roll I, our new guitar player. Already a big fan of the band when the chance came up, she fought her way through more than 40 applicants and won – despite never having picked up an electric guitar in her entire life. A crafty designer and a local psychedelic folk starlet, she is the perfect addition to our line-up, and you are going to hear her roar in the near future. Zer0 will be sorely missed, but Seerborn Ape Tot is in charge of the synths now, so you will still be getting 100% Obsidian Kingdom, as always. Times change and the seasons roll on by, but this one will be A YEAR WITH NO SUMMER... See you very soon!"
The new guitarist comments: "Hey! Let me introduce myself, I am Eaten Roll I, OBSIDIAN KINGDOM's new guitar player; a 20 year old graphic design student and a restless musician with folky roots. It is still hard for me to believe that I am part of this project and I couldn't be more excited about it. When the chance came up, I felt that this was going to be a life-changing experience that I simply couldn't miss. So here I am, ready to take over the world! I hope to meet you all soon in our next shows!"
OBSIDIAN KINGDOM have already announced a number of festival shows, which are listed below. More dates will be announced soon.
28 May 16 Bilbao (ES) Stage Live
01 Jul 16 Barcelona (ES) Sala Apolo (Be Prog! My Friend Festival)
09 Jul 16 Viveiro (ES) Resurrection Fest
Rider G Omega: guitars and vocals
Ojete Mordaza II: drums
Seerborn Ape Tot: keys
Eaten Roll I: guitars
Om Rex Orale: bass
Join OBSIDIAN KINGDOM on their Facebook!
Mon, May 02 2016: NECROPHAGIA
NECROPHAGIA have announced a string of North American shows with legendary VENOM INC. The tour will begin in New York on May 31st, and continues throughout June before concluding in South Carolina on July 2nd. The Cult death metal pioneers are performing in support of latest album 'White Worm Cathedral', which can still be bought here. A list of all confirmed dates can be found below.
31 May 16 Brooklyn, NY (US) Saint Vitus
01 Jun 16 Brooklyn, NY (US) Saint Vitus
02 Jun 16 Boston, MA (US) ONCE Ballroom
03 Jun 16 Montreal, QC (US) Piranha
04 Jun 16 Ottawa, ON (US) Mavericks
05 Jun 16 Hamilton, ON (US) This Ain't Hollywood
06 Jun 16 London, ON (US) Call The Office
07 Jun 16 Pittsburgh, PA (US) Altar Bar
09 Jun 16 Newport, KY (US) Thompson House
10 Jun 16 Cleveland, OH (US) Grog Shop
11 Jun 16 Kansas City, MO (US) Riot Room
12 Jun 16 Lombard, IL (US) Brauerhaus
13 Jun 16 Rock Island, IL (US) Rock Island Brewing Co.
15 Jun 16 Denver, CO (US) 3 Kings
16 Jun 16 Missoula, MT (US) Palace
17 Jun 16 Seattle, WA (US) Studio 7
18 Jun 16 Bellingham, WA (US) Shakedown
20 Jun 16 Portland, OR (US) Star Theater
21 Jun 16 Oakland, CA (US) Oakland Opera
22 Jun 16 Santa Cruz, CA (US) Catalyst
23 Jun 16 Los Angeles, CA (US) Whisky
24 Jun 16 Los Vegas, NV (US) Hard Rock Cafe
25 Jun 16 San Diegeo, CA (US) Brick by Brick
26 Jun 16 Phoenix, AZ (US) Rebel Club'
27 Jun 16 Austin, TX (US) Grizzly Hall
28 Jun 16 Dallas, TX (US) Trees
29 Jun 16 Houston, TX (US) Walters
30 Jun 16 New Orleans, LA (US) Siberia
01 Jul 16 Orlando, FL (US) The Haven
02 Jul 16 Spartanburg, SC (US) Ground Zero
Join NECROPHAGIA on their Facebook.
Mon, May 02 2016: DESTRÖYER 666
Destroyer 666 have announced a string of shows to hit Australia and New Zealand in November. For a list of all confirmed dates of this brutal home coming, please see below. The band will be touring in support of their new album 'Wildfire', which can still be bought here.
DESTRÖYER 666 Down Under
04 Nov 16 Brisbane (AU) Crowbar
05 Nov 16 Sydney (AU) Manning Bar
06 Nov 16 Canberra (AU) The Basement
08 Nov 16 Auckland (NZ) Kings Arms
09 Nov 16 Wellington (NZ) Valhalla
11 Nov 16 Melbourne (AU) Max Watts
12 Nov 16 Adelaide (AU) Enigma
13 Nov 16 Perth (AU) The Rosemount Hotel
Tickets and information can be found here!
Furthermore, the band will also raise hell at the Party San Open Air in Schlotheim, Germany on August 12th.
DESTRÖYER 666 are touring in support of their latest release 'Wildfire', which is still available in different formats from the Season of Mist shop.
Artwork and track-list of 'Wildfire' can be viewed below.