Latest news: Tue, Jun 28 2016
Tue, Jun 28 2016: KONTINUUM
Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of KONTINUUM. The Icelandic wave influenced ambient rockers will release their next full-length on this label. Continue reading for more information.
Regarding their signing, KONTINUUM comment: "We are very pleased to announce our signing with Season of Mist. For us it is important to work with people that we connect with. People that relate to our creative output and vision. This is why we look forward to our future cooperation with Season of Mist."
KONTINUUM were conceived with the aim to create hypnotic and spiritual musical noise in Reykjavik, Iceland in the year 2010.
After sending demo tracks of their debut album 'Earth Blood Magic' to a few labels, a first deal was quickly struck. KONTINUUM wasted no time and entered SIGUR RÓS Sundlaugin Studio in the Icelandic town Mosfellsbær in order to begin record their first full length, which was released in 2012.
'Earth Blood Magic' received rave reviews across the board and was voted rock album of the year in Morgunblaðið, Iceland.
The band played numerous shows in 2013 and established a reputation as a powerful live band.
KONTINUUM started working on their sophomore album in 2014. A first single titled "I Huldusal" was released the same year and received substantial radio play in Iceland, while even topping the charts of the island's largest alternative rock radio station.
'Kyrr' hit the stores in April 2015 alongside the brand new single "Breathe". Following the release of their second album, KONTINUUM embarked on two tours in Germany and performed at several festivals including the prestigious Roadburn Festival (Netherlands), Eurosonic Festival (Netherlands), Icelandic Airwaves and Eistnaflug Festival at home, and Lituania's Devilstone Festival.
Birgir Thorgeirsson: vocals, guitars
Ingi Thor Pálsson: guitars
Engilbert Haukson: bass
Kristján Einar Gudmundsson: drums
Thorlakur Thor Gudmundsson: guitars
Join KONTINUUM on their official Facebook page!
Tue, Jun 28 2016: MAYHEM
The video for "Watchers" is based on MAYHEM's live performance during the "Black Metal Warfare II" US-tour at Baltimore Soundstage on the 25th of November 2015.
Director James Pesature comments regarding the clip: "I do my best to find cinematographers, who are metalheads and fans of the bands for our team, because I feel if you know your subject well and understand them, you will be better at representing them through the lens. (There were nine of us shooting this). I have always attempted to take a fine art approach to my photography focusing on the individual and the body. I have taken this same approach to the live music videos hoping to create a more intimate experience for the viewer that captures the high octane, hair raising energy that surges through the body when actually there. This video is an up close and personal concentrated experience of an entire MAYHEM performance. An interesting thing I believe to be true about Black Metal, more so than any other metal sub-genre is when it comes to performing live, it is just as much of a performance art as it is music. Attila is the embodiment of that statement. Maybe others don’t see it this way but to me it is very dramatic, energetic, theatrical, and ritualistic."
Credits and thanks for the video go to:
Produced by Magnetar Studio
Director: James Pesature
Editors: Mark Belden, James Pesature
Lighting Designer: Anne Weckström
Stage Prop Design: Sharon Ehman
Watchers Logo Design: Christophe Szpajdel
Logo Animations Design: Madeline Quinn
Technical Advisor: Dhruv Kumar
Camera Operators: Jonathan Arevalo, Collin Baker, Mark Belden, Shane Gardner, Max Levine, Johnny Perilla, James Pesature, Jö Schüftan, Sydney Thibault
Camera & Equipment Rentals Supplied by Lumoid
MAYHEM are performing in support of their latest album 'Esoteric Warfare', which is streaming in full at Bandcamp. The album is still available in various editions on the Season of Mist shop. Artwork and track list can be viewed below.
24 Jun 16 Kauhajoki (FI) Nummirock Metal Festival
10 Aug 16 Le Locle (CH) Rock Altitude
12 Aug 16 Alicante (ES) Leyendas Del Rock
20 Aug 16 Theix (FR) Motocultor Festival
23 Sep 16 Trondheim (NO) Samfundet
07 Oct 16 Curibita (BR) Music Hall
08 Oct 16 Fortaleza (BR) Complexo Armazém
09 Oct 16 Sao Paulo (BR) Clash Club
11 Oct 16 Cochabamba (BO) Salón Heroinas
13 Oct 16 Argentina (AR) T.B.A.
15 Oct 16 Buenos Aires City (AR) Uniclub
18 Oct 16 Santiago (CL) Kmasu
20 Oct 16 Lima (PE) TBA
22 Oct 16 Latacunga (EC) Canchas del Aucas
23 Oct 16 Bogota (CO) Auditorio Lumiere
26 Oct 16 San Jose (CR) T.B.A.
27 Oct 16 San Salvador (SV) T.B.A.
28 Oct 16 Guatemala City (GT) T.B.A.
30 Oct 16 Mexico City (MX) Circo Volador
19 Nov 16 Oslo (NO) Sentralen
16 Dec 16 Eindhoven (NL) Eindhoven Metal Meeting (exact date tbc)
Ghul: live guitars
Tue, Jun 28 2016: NE OBLIVISCARIS
NE OBLIVISCARIS' drummer Dan Presland has released a stunning drum play-through video of the epic track "Painters of the Tempest", taken from the Australian dark progressive band's latest full-length 'Citadel'.
The clip is streaming at the official Dan Presland YouTube video channel.
According to Dan, the video comes without any cuts or edits, and features an all natural drum sound.
On further news, NE OBLIVISCARIS have recently announced headlining shows in Ireland and the UK to complement their European support tour with ENSLAVED. The Australians will be joined by OCEANS OF SLUMBER in the British Isles as well as on the continent. All currently confirmed dates can be viewed below.
NE OBLIVISCARIS UK & Ireland Tour + OCEANS OF SLUMBER
03 Oct 16 London (UK) The Dome
04 Oct 16 Oxford (UK) O2 Academy
05 Oct 16 Liverpool (UK) Arts Club
06 Oct 16 Glasgow (UK) 02 ABC2
07 Oct 16 Manchester (UK) Rebellion
09 Oct 16 Dublin (IE) On The Rox
NE OBLIVISCARIS European Tour + ENSLAVED + OCEANS OF SLUMBER
29 Sep 16 Aarau (CH) KiFF
30 Sep 16 Stuttgart (DE) Club Cann
15 Oct 16 Berlin (DE) BiNuu
16 Oct 16 Warszawa (PL) Progresja
17 Oct 16 Wroclaw (PL) Firlej
18 Oct 16 Praha (CZ) Nova Chelmnice
19 Oct 16 München (DE) Backstage
20 Oct 16 Wien (AT) Szene
22 Oct 16 Brasov (RO) Club Rockstadt
24 Oct 16 Ljubljana (SI) Kino Siska
26 Oct 16 Ravenna (IT) Bronson
27 Oct 16 Roma (IT) Traffic
28 Oct 16 Brescia (IT) Circolo Colony
02 Nov 16 Toulouse (FR) Metronum
03 Nov 16 Rennes (FR) Antipode
04 Nov 16 Paris (FR) Divan du Monde
05 Nov 16 Leeds (UK) Damnation Festival
09 Nov 16 Hannover (DE) Musikzentrum
10 Nov 16 Dresden (DE) Beatpol
NE OBLIVISCARIS are touring in support of their celebrated 2014 album 'Citadel', which is still available in various formats through the Season of Mist shop. 'Citadel' is also streaming in full at NE OBLIVISCARIS' official BandCamp site.
The album artwork, which has been designed by vocalist XEN and track-list of 'Citadel' can be viewed below.
Xenoyr: harsh vocals
Tim Charles: violin & clear vocals
Benjamin Baret: lead guitar
Matt Klavins: guitar
Brendan 'Cygnus' Brown: bass
Dan Presland: drums
Join NE OBLIVISCARIS on their official Facebook page!
Tue, Jun 28 2016: SHINING
Latest release: "IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends"
Release date: Mon, Apr 20 2015, US Tue, Apr 21 2015
Controversial Swedish black metal band SHINING have announced their first-ever US tour. The trek begins on August 11 in Houston, and sees the Swedes performing alongside BELPHEGOR, ORIGIN, and ABIGAIL WILLIAMS. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
SHINING US-Tour + BELPHEGOR, ORIGIN and ABIGAIL WILLIAMS
11 Aug 16 Houston, TX (US) Scout Bar
12 Aug 16 Austin, TX (US) Dirty Dog
13 Aug 16 Ft. Worth, TX (US) The Rail Club
15 Aug 16 Las Vegas, NV (US) LVCS
16 Aug 16 Phoenix, AZ (US) Joe's Grotto
17 Aug 16 San Diego, CA (US) Brick by Brick
18 Aug 16 W. Hollywood, CA (US) The Whisky
19 Aug 16 Oakland, CA (US) Oakland Metro
20 Aug 16 Portland, OR (US) Star Theater
21 Aug 16 Vancouver, BC (US) Rickshaw Theatre
22 Aug 16 Seattle, WA (US) Studio Seven
24 Aug 16 Minneapolis, MN (US) Triple Rock
25 Aug 16 Kansas City, MO (US) The Riot Room
26 Aug 16 Cave-in-Rock, IL (US) Full Metal Assault
27 Aug 16 Dayton, OH (US) Oddbody's
28 Aug 16 Chicago, IL (US) Reggie's
30 Aug 16 Quebec City, QC (US) Salle Multi
31 Aug 16 New York, NY (US) Gramercy Theatre
SHINING previously released a video for the track "Vilja & Dröm". The NSFW Martin Strandberg-directed video is streaming now at No Clean Singing.
Niklas Kvarforth - vocals
Peter Huss - guitars
Euge Valovirta - guitars
Jarle "Uruz" Byberg – drums
Tue, Jun 28 2016: NUMENOREAN
Calgary-based post-black metal outfit NUMENOREAN have announced an Eastern US tour alongside GHOST BATH. The trek begins on Sept 8 in Chicago. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. The band will be playing in support of their upcoming album 'Home' (out July 22nd).
NUMENOREAN US tour + GHOST BATH
08 Sep 16 Chicago, IL (US) Beat Kitchen
09 Sep 16 Detroit, MI (US) Pike Room
10 Sep 16 Toronto, ON (CA) The Garrison
11 Sep 16 Montreal, QC (CA) Le Ritz
13 Sep 16 Boston, MA (US) Great Scott
15 Sep 16 White Hall, MD (US) Shadow Woods Fest
18 Sep 16 Richmond, VA (US) Strange Matter
19 Sep 16 Atlanta, GA (US) Masquerade
20 Sep 16 Nashville, TN (US) The End
21 Sep 16 St Louis, MO (US) Fubar
NUMENOREAN CA tour + Fall of Rauros, Wayfarer
04 Jul 16 Calgary, AB (CA) The Palomino
05 Jul 16 Vancouver, BC (CA) The Hindenburg
06 Jul 16 Victoria, BC (CA) Intrepid Theater
06 Aug 16 Calgary, AB (CA) Dickens
NUMENOREAN have previously revealed artwork and track-list of 'Home', which can both be viewed below. As the original album cover may be regarded offensive by some viewers, the neutral slipcase cover is shown here.
Brandon Lemley: vocals
Byron Lemley: guitar, vocals
Roger Leblanc: guitar, vocals
Rhys Friesen: bass, vocals
David Horrocks: drums, vocals
Join NUMENOREAN on their official Facebook page.
Tue, Jun 28 2016: BLACK COBRA
BLACK COBRA have announced a European tour in support of doom icons YOB. The heavy road trip of the American sludge metal act will kick off at the Incubate Festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands on September 11 and continues for over a month throughout Europe. A list of all currently confirmed dates can be viewed below.
BLACK COBRA + YOB
11 Sep 16 Tilburg (NL) Incubate Festival
12 Sep 16 Dortmund (DE) FZW
13 Sep 16 Aarhus (DK) Radar
14 Sep 16 Göteborg (SE) Sticky Fingers
15 Sep 16 Oslo (NO) Blå
16 Sep 16 København (SE) Pumpehuset
17 Sep 16 Athens (GR) Smoke the Fuzz Fest
19 Sep 16 Wiesbaden (DE) Schlachthof
20 Sep 16 München (DE) Feierwerk
21 Sep 16 Berlin (DE) Musik & Frieden
22 Sep 16 Wroclaw (PL) Asymmetry Festival
23 Sep 16 Leipzig (DE) UT Connewitz
24 Sep 16 Nürnberg (DE) Z-Bau
25 Sep 16 Wien (AT) Chelsea
26 Sep 16 Ljubljana (SI) Club Gromka
28 Sep 16 Zagreb (HR) Vintage Industrial
29 Sep 16 Linz (AT) Stadtwerkstatt
30 Sep 16 Milano (IT) Lo-Fi Club
01 Oct 16 Pratteln (CH) Z7 Up In Smoke Festival
02 Oct 16 Orleans (FR) Astrolabe
04 Oct 16 Belfort (FR) La Poudriere
05 Oct 16 Paris (FR) Glazart
06 Oct 16 Tourcoing (FR) Le Grand Mix
07 Oct 16 Bristol (UK) The Fleece
08 Oct 16 Glasgow (UK) G2 Garage
09 Oct 16 Birmingham (UK) The Rainbow Club
10 Oct 16 Manchester (UK) Ruby Lounge
11 Oct 16 Dublin (IE) Whelans
13 Oct 16 London (UK) The Scala
14 Oct 16 Antwerpen (BE) Desertfest
15 Oct 16 Hannover (DE) Cafe Glocksee
BLACK COBRA will be touring in support of their current album 'Imperium Simulacra', which can still be bought here. Artwork and track-list can be viewed below.
Jason Landrian: guitar & vocals
Rafael Martinez: drums
Tue, Jun 28 2016: BEYOND CREATION
BEYOND CREATION have announced new European dates in support of tech death icons OBSCURA in October and November. The fast rising Canadian technical death metal hope will be performing alongside REVOCATION and RIVERS OF NIHIL. A list of all currently confirmed shows can be viewed below.
BEYOND CREATION + OBSCURA +REVOCATION + RIVERS OF NIHIL
20 Oct 16 München (DE) Feierwerk
21 Oct 16 Weinheim (DE) Café Central
22 Oct 16 Haarlem (NL) Patronaat
23 Oct 16 London (UK) The Dome
24 Oct 16 Sheffield (UK) Corporation
25 Oct 16 Aarschot (BE) De Klinker
26 Oct 16 Paris (FR) Divan du Monde
27 Oct 16 Aarau (CH) Kiff
28 Oct 16 Les Pennes-Mirabeau (FR) Jas'Rod
29 Oct 16 Calenzano/Florence (IT) Cycle Club
30 Oct 16 Brescia (IT) Circolo Colony
31 Oct 16 Ljubljana (SI) Orto Bar
01 Nov 16 Wien (AT) Viper Room
02 Nov 16 Kosice (SK) Colosseum
03 Nov 16 Dresden (DE) Scheune
04 Nov 16 Praha (CZ) Nova Chmelnice
06 Nov 16 Oberhausen (DE) Kulttempel
07 Nov 16 Berlin (DE) Lido
08 Nov 16 Hamburg (DE) Markthalle
09 Nov 16 Stockholm (SE) TBA
10 Nov 16 Oslo (NO) Parkteatret
11 Nov 16 Aalborg (DE) Aalborg Metal Festival
BEYOND CREATION will be touring Europe in support of their highly acclaimed latest album 'Earthborn Evolution' (2014), which was preceded by the Canadian's stunning debut full-length 'The Aura' (2011, re-issued by this label in 2013). Both are still available through the Season of Mist shop.
Artwork and track-list of 'Earthborn Evolution' can be viewed below.
Simon Girard: vocals, 8-string guitars
Kevin Chartré: 8-string guitars
Hugo Doyon-Karout: 6-string fretless bass
Philippe Boucher: drums
Tue, Jun 28 2016: NECRONOMICON
Extreme metal horde NECRONOMICON have announced a headlining tour of Canada. The band will kick off their trek on August 4 in Ottawa, and travel through Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatoon before concluding on August 27. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below.
04 Aug 16 Ottawa, ON (CA) Mavericks
05 Aug 16 St. Catherines, ON (CA) Detour Music Hall
06 Aug 16 Windsor, ON (CA) Windsor Beer Exchange
07 Aug 16 London, ON (CA) Call The Office
09 Aug 16 Sudbury, ON (CA) The Asylum
12 Aug 16 Thunder Bay, ON (CA) Crocks
13 Aug 16 Brandon, MA (CA) North Hill Inn
14 Aug 16 Winnipeg, MA (CA) The Park Theatre
15 Aug 16 Regina, SK (CA) The Exchange
16 Aug 16 Lethbridge, AB (CA) Inferno Nightclub
17 Aug 16 Edmonton, AB (CA) Filthy's
18 Aug 16 Kelowna, BC (CA) Munins Post
20 Aug 16 Vancouver, BC (CA) Rickshaw Theater
21 Aug 16 Prince George, BC (CA) Generator Cabaret
22 Aug 16 Calgary, AB (CA) Distortion
23 Aug 16 Saskatoon, SK (CA) O'Brian's Event Centre
26 Aug 16 Timmins, ON (CA) The Working Class
27 Aug 16 Oshawa, ON (CA) The Atria
Regarding the tour, NECRONOMICON mastermind Rob The Witch comments: "We spent our time touring US more than any other places these last four years, now it's time we kick ass in our own land. We are happy to do that run with Abiotic and Vesperia for the entire month of August and just Before joining force with Marduk for our US tour in September. See you all soon ."
NECRONOMICON are touring in support of their vicious new album, 'Advent of the Human God'. The album, hailed as "a truly diverse album, perfectly balancing plenty of atmosphere with their iconic chugging riffs and pummelling blast beats." (Exclaim) is streaming in full here.
Rob "The Witch": vocals, guitar
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