Latest news: Wed, Aug 27 2014
Wed, Aug 27 2014: BLOOD OF KINGU
Latest release: "Dark Star On The Right Horn Of The Crescent Moon"
Release date: Fri, Aug 29 2014, US Tue, Sep 02 2014
Cult black metal heathens BLOOD OF KINGU are streaming their forthcoming new album, ‘Dark Star on the Right Horn of the Crescent Moon’ now at No Clean Singing. The Ukrainian act's third full-length has been scheduled for an August 29 release. The album is available for pre-order here.
The album art and track listing are as follows:
BLOOD OF KINGU was formed in 2005 in their native Kharkiv, Ukraine by DRUDKH founder and mainman Roman Sayenko. Since their inception, the quartet have released two full lengths: 2007's 'De Occulta Philosophia', and 2010's 'Sun in the House of the Scorpion'.
Wed, Aug 27 2014: HARK
Welsh heavy rock power-trio HARK have announced a headlining European tour. Co-headlining the tour are Season of Mist label-mates KEN MODE. The Terrorizer-sponsored tour begins on September 25 in the Netherlands, and runs across the continent before ending on October 19 in the UK. A list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
HARK is touring in support of their debut full-length album, 'Crystalline'. The band have released a lyric video off the album, for the track "Black Hole South West".
'Crystalline''s album artwork was designed by HARK guitarist/vocalist Jimbob Isaac, himself an acclaimed graphic artist who has worked with the likes of RED FANG, CLUTCH, MELVINS, KVELERTAK and more. The album cover and track list for 'Crystalline' can be found below:
30 Aug 14 Bristol (UK) Arctangent Festival
25 Sep 14 Amsterdam (NL) Winston
26 Sep 14 Oss (NL) Groene Engel
27 Sep 14 København (DK) Stengade
28 Sep 14 Flensburg (DE) TBA
30 Sep 14 Bruxelles (BE) Magasin4
01 Oct 14 Orleans (FR) L'Astrolabe
02 Oct 14 Nantes (FR) Ferrailleur
03 Oct 14 Barcelona (ES) Razzmatazz
04 Oct 14 Madrid (ES) TBA
05 Oct 14 Bilbao (ES) TBA
06 Oct 14 Toulouse (FR) Saint des Seins
07 Oct 14 Montpellier (FR) Black Sheep
08 Oct 14 Milano (IT) LoFi
09 Oct 14 Innsbruck (AT) PMK
10 Oct 14 Chemnitz (DE) AC17
11 Oct 14 Leipzig (DE) TBA
12 Oct 14 Liège (BE) La Zona
14 Oct 14 London (UK) The Black Heart
17 Oct 14 Glasgow (UK) Audio
19 Oct 14 Swansea (UK) Garage
01 Nov 14 Leeeds (UK) University Union (Damnation Festival)
Wed, Aug 27 2014: NIGHTBRINGER
Underground black metal cult NIGHTBRINGER are streaming the second track taken from their new album, 'Ego Dominus Tuus' (I Am Your Lord). The new song, 'I am the Gateway' is streaming now at Invisible Oranges.
'Ego Dominus Tuus' will be released by Season of Mist on September 26 (September 30 in North America). The album is available for pre order at the Season of Mist shop. The tracklist and album art are as follows:
'Ego Dominus Tuus' was recorded and mixed at Flatline Audio Studios by Dave Otero (CEPHALIC CARNAGE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, COBALT).
Regarding the new track, vocalist aR-Ra'd al-Iblis issued the following statement: "The lyrics deal with the revelation of the higher self in the vision and communion with the absolute other. The diabolic and daimonic brother who is met at the edge of borders into the Unknown. It speaks of the pact between self and non-self, manifest and transcendental, spoken and the unthinkable. Met in the circle of pacts, these two principles coming together in the daring of facing each other reveals the mystical peaks of the magical arts."
Wed, Aug 27 2014: MAYHEM
Seminal black metallers MAYHEM have announced the second European leg of their 30-year Anniversary Tour, in support of new album 'Esoteric Warfare'. This part of the tour will kick off on November 2nd in Gdansk, Poland and will run until November 16th for a final gig in Gothenburg, Sweden. Support will come from Norwegian thrash / black metal act BLODHEMN.
Few other bands have been through so much drama and adversity, and yet managed to hold their position as pioneers and standard-bearers while simultaneously propelling the genre forward. Most of MAYHEM´s releases are considered milestones of the genre, and have earned the band thousandfold fans around the world. Now they are heading out on tour again, in order to cherish their loyal fans and celebrate 30 years of pure fucking armageddon.
'Esoteric Warfare' was released last June and is available in various editions on the Season of Mist e-shop. Artwork and track list are as follows:
Wed, Aug 27 2014: BEYOND CREATION
Canadian progressive death metallers BEYOND CREATION are premiering a new track off their forthcoming album, ‘Earthborn Evolution’. The song is entitled “Neurotical Transmissions” and is streaming now on Revolver in North America, and on Terrorizer for the rest of the world.
The follow-up to 2011’s highly-acclaimed ‘The Aura’, ‘Earthborn Evolution’ has been scheduled for an October 24th release (October 28th in North America). The track list and cover artwork are as follows:
‘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
Wed, Aug 27 2014: GORGUTS
GORGUTS have announced their first ever Japanese Tour. The tour kicks off on November 6, and sees the critically-acclaimed band headline alongside KRISIUN. The list of dates can be found below.
GORGUTS recently finished their co-headlining European tour alongside label-mates MISERY INDEX. The band are touring in support of their critically-acclaimed new album 'Colored Sands', which is available in various formats on the Season of Mist shop.
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