Latest news: Fri, Jul 24 2015
Fri, Jul 24 2015: TSJUDER
TSJUDER are now streaming the first new track from their forthcoming album 'Antiliv', which has been scheduled for worldwide release on the 18th of September. The Norwegian black metal stalwarts are premiering their unholy song "Demonic Supremacy" exclusively via the official media partners below.
Metal Obsession (AU)
Metal Hammer (DE)
Friedhof Magazine (ES)
Lords of Metal (NL)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Musick Magazine (PL)
Metal Hammer (UK)
Regarding "Demonic Supremacy", TSJUDER comment: "With 'Demonic Supremacy' we are playing old school black metal in the sense of early BATHORY and CELTIC FROST. This track captures the essence of our roots, while still being black metal as of the year 2015." The Norwegians furthermore point out that 'Antiliv' is "raw and uncompromising".
TSJUDER are simultaneously unveiling the dark artwork for 'Antiliv', which has been designed by French artist Vincent Fouquet (MELECHESH, HIMINBJORG, BETHLEHEM) from Above Chaos. Cover and tracklist of the live album can both be viewed below.
Currently TSJUDER are scheduled to perform at the Wolfszeit Festival in Crispendorf, Germany on the 28th of August.
Pre-order 'Antiliv' here in various formats, including a strictly limited digibox edition that contains 5 bonus tracks and other extras!
Fri, Jul 24 2015: RITUAL KILLER
RITUAL KILLER are now streaming the first new track from their forthcoming album 'Exterminance', which has been scheduled for worldwide release on the 18th of September. The American black metal brutalisers are premiering their blasting song "Bury the Earth, Bury the Sky" exclusively via the official media partners below.
RITUAL KILLER are simultaneously unveiling the artwork for 'Exerminance', which can be viewed together with the tracklist below.
Founded in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1999, RITUAL KILLER have built a reputation as one of the most extreme US black metal acts. The band features current and former members of GOATWHORE, ACID BATH, and more in their ranks. RITUAL KILLER have gained a massive live reputation performing at select shows with among others WATAIN, OUTLAW ORDER, EYEHATEGOD, and BURIED INSIDE.
Sammy Duet: guitar (GOATWHORE, ex-ACID BATH, ex CROWBAR)
Zak Nolan: drums (ex-GOATWHORE)
James Harvey: bass (GOATWHORE)
Jordan Barlow: vocals
Fri, Jul 24 2015: OBSIDIAN KINGDOM
Latest release: "Mantiis – An Agony in Fourteen Bites"
Release date: Fri, Oct 24 2014, US Tue, Oct 28 2014
OBSIDIAN KINGDOM have released a video portraying a side project of the experimental metal outfit. The clip shows the Catalans performing their "Drone Set" to be viewed here. The band furthermore announced going to studio and line-up changes.
"Drone Set" features Brunetto on "BCNmp7. Metal•lúrgies" and was recorded at Centre de Cultura Contemporània in Barcelona on the 4th of June 2015. Live visuals, video editing & directing by Jander and live sound, audio recording & editing by Jorge Mur.
The band comments: "Aside from our studio production, we combine our 'rock band' aspect with the 'OBSIDIAN KINGDOM DRONE SET' effort; an ephemeral live project focused on impromptu and sonic experimentation. Through active listening and an exclusively live approach, we amalgamate drone, noise, ambient music and video projections to display a unique and surrounding audiovisual live experience.
In these sessions, which sporadically take place in little venues or art galleries, the performers rethink their connection with their instruments, deepening their sonic possibilities through an unorthodox use, while supported by the heavy application of pedal effects. All of this is organically entwined with the work of a video artist, who arranges and screens video fragments from the other side of the stage, and becomes one more member of our avant-garde jam sessions."
On further news, OBSIDIAN KINGDOM are announcing a line-up change and will enter studio to record the follow-up to their debut album 'Mantiis' this summer.
The Catalans comment: "Our sophomore full-length is finally written. We will start recording at Orgone Studios in London with Jaime Gómez Arellano (PARADISE LOST, PRIMORDIAL, ULVER) as producer before the end of summer; and it will be out on Season of Mist in 2016. We just wanted you to know that we can hardly wait for you to experience our new songs. You will also spot a few different faces in our latest portrait, as recently pictured by the gifted photographer Taya Uddin (Terrorizer). We kindly ask you to give a warm welcome to our new, young and talented members: Seerborn Ape Tot on guitars and Om Rex Orale on bass. You will meet them both in person before soon. Enjoy the last days of summer."
OBSIDIAN KINGDOM are an independent music project founded in Barcelona in 2005. The Catalans have already released two video clips; one for the song "Fingers in Anguish" the other for the track "Ball-Room".
Zer0 Æmeour Íggdrasil: keyboards, vocals
Ojete Mordaza II: drums
Rider G Omega: guitars, vocals
Seerborn Ape Tot: guitars
Om Rex Orale: bass
The reissue of ‘Mantiis’ is available on the Season of Mist shop in various formats and bundles. Artwork and tracklist are shown above.
Fri, Jul 24 2015: MAYHEM
Norwegian legends MAYHEM have announced Black Metal Warfare II! The black metal pioneers will again join forces with WATAIN for a US tour that will also include the legendary ROTTING CHRIST! A full list of confirmed for what is 2015's most extreme tour in North America can be found below.
MAYHEM with ROTTING CHRIST & WATAIN
05 Nov 15 New Orleans, LA (US) One Eyed Jacks
06 Nov 15 Houston, TX (US) Warehouse Live
08 Nov 15 Dallas, TX (US) Gas Monkey Live!
10 Nov 15 Albuquerque, NM (US) Sunshine Theater
11 Nov 15 El Paso, TX (US) Tricky Falls
12 Nov 15 Phoenix, AZ (US) Club Red
13 Nov 15 San Diego, CA (US) The Observatory North Park
14 Nov 15 Santa Ana, CA (US) The Observatory
15 Nov 15 Sacramento, CA (US) Ace of Spades
17 Nov 15 Salt Lake City, UT (US) The Depot
18 Nov 15 Colorado Springs, CO (US) The Black Sheep
20 Nov 15 Palatine, IL (US) Durty Nellies
21 Nov 15 Detroit, MI (US) St. Andrews Hall
22 Nov 15 Pittsburgh, PA (US) Mr. Smalls
23 Nov 15 Philadelphia, PA (US) Union Transfer
24 Nov 15 Brooklyn, NY (US) Music Hall of Williamsburg
25 Nov 15 Baltimore, MD (US) Baltimore Soundstage
27 Nov 15 Tampa, FL (US) The Orpheum
28 Nov 15 Atlanta, GA (US) The Masquerade
MAYHEM Festival Shows
05 Aug 15 Jaromer (CZ) Brutal Assault Open Air
08 Aug 15 Schlotheim (DE) Flugplatz Obermehler (Party.San Open Air)
MAYHEM will be touring in support of their current album 'Esoteric Warfare', which was released June 2014 and is still available in various editions from the Season of Mist shop. Artwork and track list can be viewed below.
'Esoteric Warfare' has been called "an adventurous and energetic record built on stylistic explorations and enthusiastic shifts" (Pitchfork), "a magnificent black metal album" (Metal Injection), and "a fantastic display of progressive black metal" (Sputnik Music)
ROTTING CHRIST have recently announced the release of their double live album 'Lucifer Over Athens', which is scheduled for a worldwide release on August 21st and available for pre-order here. Artwork and tracklist can be viewed below.
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Fri, Jul 24 2015: MENACE
MENACE, the musically many-faceted brainchild of NAPALM DEATH axeman Mitch Harris, is currently engaged in extra-terrestrial activity. Mastermind Mitch explains his involvement with NASA's New Horizon mission to Pluto and the One Earth Message project below.
Mitch comments: "Years ago, I was affiliated with the Beagle 2 Mission to Mars, which sadly failed to send a monumental signal to Earth. I admired the efforts of Colin Pillinger and his ambition to combine music, art and science with the best intentions of finding life elsewhere in the solar system.
"It's always been one of my wildest dreams to compose a song, or a MESSAGE that might have the potential to reach deep space with an unknown recipient for an unlimited timescale spreading concept, intelligence and awareness of Humanity.
"I'm hopeful that the efforts of Jon Lomberg's One Earth Message, NASA and the New Horizons’ mission to study Pluto and beyond our solar system will be a success! We're doing our best to complete the worthy effort at present to be beamed to the New Horizon's craft and we are eager for the end result.
"Wish us luck! Your support will help project a lifetime of dedication for the benefit of Universal Purpose. I feel honored to be considered for such a monumental task! Only your participation can make this vision happen.
"Right now I’m completely over the moon, and I’m grateful that they are featuring one of my favorite MENACE tracks and video for “To The Marrow”. It’s an extremely emotional song, with the kind of futuristic enthusiasm humanitarian approach that could inspire a younger generations’ interest in space exploration.
"Thankfully, I’m working with the help of our long time producer RUSS RUSSELL on the project, and you can expect some interesting results."
For more information on the project and the MENACE song "To the Marrow", please read below.
The track "To the Marrow" originally appears on the critically acclaimed MENACE debut album 'Impact Velocity' (REVOLVER album of the week March 2014). The video features the celebrated Ukrainian sand artist Kseniya Simonova and can be viewed here and in Germany, Austria, Switzerland there.
Find out more about the One Earth Message and New Horizon projects at the links below:
NASA’s PROJET SUPPORT