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Thu, Mar 26 2015: SHAPE OF DESPAIR

SHAPE OF DESPAIR have revealed the title of their next full-length. The doom masterpiece will make your skin crawl under the name of 'Monotony Fields'. The album has been scheduled for release on the 15th of June 2015 (June 16th in North America). Pre-sale will commence mid-April, which will also mark the unleashing of the album's cover art, a brand new song, and the tracklist.

Season of Mist have recently welcomed SHAPE OF DESPAIR proudly back to their roster. The band commented: "We are proud to announce Season of Mist as our new label. Since our latest album 'Illusion's Play' was released 10 years ago, we can already reveal that our long awaited follow-up full-length will express misery in new ways. As we have published EP's and our first releases via various labels, we are pleased to have found a steady home and look forward to a long lasting partnership."

SHAPE OF DESPAIR’s current line-up is as follows:

Henri Koivula: vocals
Natalie Koskinen: vocals
Jarno Salomaa: guitars, keyboard
Tomi Ullgren: guitars
Sami Uusitalo: bass
Samu Ruotsalainen: drums

SHAPE OF DESPAIR have been confirmed for two festival dates this summer. More shows will be announced soon.

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19 Jun 15 Clisson (FR) Hellfest Open Air
21 Aug 15 Alba Iulia Fortress (RO) Dark Bombastic Evening (exact date TBA)

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Thu, Mar 26 2015: GEORGE KOLLIAS

Upcoming release: "Invictus"

Release date: Mon, May 18 2015, US Tue, May 19 2015

NILE drummer extraordinaire GEORGE KOLLIAS is now unleashing the first new track taken from his forthcoming debut solo-album 'Invictus'. The crushing song "Shall Rise/Shall Be Dead" (featuring George Emmanuel from ROTTING CHRIST) is exclusively streaming via the official media partners below.

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'Invictus' is slated for release on the 18th of May (one day later in North America) and already on pre-sale via the Season of Mist shop.

GEORGE KOLLIAS comments: "My song 'Shall Rise/Shall Be Dead' hits home at the 260bpm range", explains the multi-instrumentalist. "It is not too easy, but a lot of fun to play and one of my favourites from my album. I really like that tempo range, which I always thought fits my drumming style well, but I also love the aggression that comes out of this song. It is not just the drumming that does it, but the riffs... the vocals…. or all as one. The percussion is really important for 'Shall Rise' and the rest of album as well. I spent plenty of time to find exactly what fits each composition. For this song, I went with big war drums to make it as epic as possible! I am very happy how this song turned out exactly how I envisioned it while writing. Yet having George Emmanuel from Rotting Christ adding a guitar solo made this one of my personal highlights. George nailed it!"

In addition to the previously released artwork, GEORGE KOLLIAS has unveiled the tracklist. Both are shown below:

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  1. Echoes Of Divinity
  2. Invictus
  3. The Passage
  4. Aeons Of Burning Galaxies
  5. Shall Rise/Shall Be Dead
  6. Voices
  7. Treasures Of Nemesis
  8. Apocalypse
  9. Epitaph
  10. Through Empty Eyes Of Light
  11. Buried Under The Flames

Regarding 'Invictus', the drummer, who is regarded as one of the world's best by his peers, says the following: "This solo project contains exactly what the word 'solo' describes: one musician writing all music and lyrics as well as performing all the instruments, while inviting some guests to join. At first I composed some songs in order to support my 2 drum DVDs, but thanks to the support and demand from all the fans out there it turned into a full album over time. I can honestly say, the only reason I have recorded this album is the fans asked for this to happen. I am happy that I did it and more excited than ever for the future of this project! I enjoyed recording it more than anything. I have got some great plans for my project. I want to get out there and play this album live as soon as possible too! I also had to pleasure to have some really important guests, which made this album even more special to me. I guarantee that this is only the beginning!!"

GEORGE KOLLIAS has previously released a teaser, which you can check out here.

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Thu, Mar 26 2015: WEEDEATER

Upcoming release: "Goliathan"

Release date: Mon, May 18 2015, US Tue, May 19 2015

WEEDEATER are now rolling out the first new track taken from their forthcoming full-length 'Goliathan', which has been scheduled for release on May 18th (one day later in North America). Check out the smoking hot song "Cain Enabler" exclusively streaming via the official media partners below, together with the new album artwork and US tour dates.

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  1. Processional
  2. Goliathan
  3. Cain Enabler
  4. Bow Down
  5. Battered & Fried
  6. Claw Of The Sloth
  7. Bully
  8. Joseph (All Talk)
  9. Reprise
  10. Benaddiction

The band comments in an indisputable way regarding their new album, which was recorded , with their long-time engineer Steve Albini (HIGH ON FIRE, NEUROSIS, NIRVANA, HELMET): "In terms of 'Goliathan' the listeners should prepare themselves for what may possibly be one of the best five WEEDEATER records to date!"

WEEDEATER have already embarked on their Metal Injection-sponsored headlining US tour. Support on this tour comes from KING PARROT. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be viewed below.

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26 Mar 15 San Diego, CA (US) Casbah
27 Mar 15 Los Angeles, CA (US) The Complex
28 Mar 15 Santa Cruz, CA (US) Catalyst
29 Mar 15 San Francisco, CA (US) DNA
30 Mar 15 Sacramento, CA (US) Starlite Lounge
31 Mar 15 Portland, OR (US) Dante's
01 Apr 15 Seattle, WA (US) Studio Seven
02 Apr 15 Spokane, WA (US) The Pin
03 Apr 15 Boise, ID (US) Neurolux
04 Apr 15 Salt Lake City, UT (US) In The Venue
05 Apr 15 Denver, CO (US) Bluebird Theater
07 Apr 15 Kansas City, Mo (US) Riot Room
08 Apr 15 Des Moines, IA (US) Wooly's
09 Apr 15 Rock Island, IL (US) Rock Island Brewing
10 Apr 15 Grand Rapids, MI (US) Pyramid Scheme
11 Apr 15 Chicago, IL (US) Subterranean
12 Apr 15 Cleveland, Oh (US) Grog Shop
13 Apr 15 Brooklyn, NY (US) Saint Vitus Bar
14 Apr 15 Burlington, VT (US) Nectars
15 Apr 15 Boston, MA (US) T.T. The Bear's Place
16 Apr 15 Philadelphia, PA (US) Kung Fu Necktie
18 Apr 15 Wilmington, NC (US) Ziggy's By The Sea

WEEDEATER recently reissued their previous four full-lengths '...and Justice for Y'all' (2001), 'Sixteen Tons' (2002), 'God Luck and Good Speed' (2007), and 'Jason... The Dragon' (2011). The long out of print albums are available as vinyl as well as on CD through the Season of Mist shop and at Bandcamp.

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Thu, Mar 26 2015: SHINING

Upcoming release: "IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends"

Release date: Mon, Apr 20 2015, US Tue, Apr 21 2015

SHINING are now revealing a brand new track taken from their forthcoming full-length 'IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends'. The soul crushing song "Framtidsutsikter" is exclusively streaming via the official media partners below.

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La Grosse Radio (FR)
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Kronos Mortus (HU)
Andfari (IS)
Rock Hard (IT)
Marunouchi Muzik (JP)
Lords of Metal (NL)
Eternal-Terror (NO)
Metal Hammer (UK)

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Niklas Kvarforth comments: "Following similar paths as several other 'ballads' of ours, 'Framtidsutsikter' ('Future Prospects'), melds all of them together into an epic journey in a downward spiral. Coincidence and the pure joy of creating something horrible made this song into what it is. Relying on a pulsating vibe of hopelessness and despair, this song is for me personally almost unbearable to listen to. That will make things extremely interesting when performing it live, and it will probably be considered as one of the darker turns in our two decades long career. All hail misery!"

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SHINING have already announced a string of festival shows. More dates and tours will be revealed in the near future. You can find a list of confirmed dates below:

03 Apr 15 Montréal (CA) Messe des Morts Festival
30 Apr 15 Barroselas (PT) SWR Barroselas
09 May 15 London (UK) Incineration Fest
19 Jun 15 Dokkum (NL) Dokk'em Open Air
03 Jul 15 Vana Vigala (EE) Hard Rock Laager
30 Jul 15 Wacken (DE) Wacken Open Air
25 Sep 15 Hultsfred (SE) Mörkaste Småland

SHINING’s Niklas Kvarforth appears on the cover and in an exclusive interview of Sweden’s Close-Up [LIEN www.facebook.com/CloseUpMagazine] magazine #172, which is out now!

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IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends' has been scheduled for release on April 20th (one day later in North America). The album can be pre-ordered in various formats including collectors' editions via the Season of Mist shop.

SHINING have previously revealed that their cover artwork has been created by Daniele Serra. The renowned illustrator is well known for his collaboration with Joe R. Lansdale for the praised graphic novel "I Tell You It's Love" among numerous other award winning works. Daniele Serra regularly contributes for companies such as Weird Tales Magazine and DC Comics, and is behind the stunning illustrations for the new and already award nominated "Hellraiser: Bestiary" series.

Artwork and track-list of 'IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends' can be seen below.

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  1. Den Påtvingade Tvåsamheten
  2. Vilja & Dröm
  3. Framtidsutsikter
  4. Människotankens Vägglösa Rum
  5. Inga Broar Kvar Att Bränna
  6. Besök Från I(ho)nom
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