Liv Kristine has joined Midnattsol as their official second singer, right next to her very talented sister Carmen Elise Espenæs. This truly is full sister power!
The band stated this about Liv Kristine joining them:
Like we promised here is the news for you:
LIV KRISTINE IS NOW AN OFFICIAL SECOND SINGER IN MIDNATTSOL!!
Some time ago we discussed with Liv that she would support us on our upcoming album as a special guest. Working together, we found out that not only the result is awesome – we also have a lot of fun together. The logical consequence was that we pick up Liv as a permanent member of the band. So she is now the official second singer in Midnattsol.
We have already recorded Liv as the second voice on some songs for the next album. Liv will also have her own parts in some songs, so these songs will be more like a duet of the two sisters. We think the results will blow you away.
As Liv is now a permanent band member we plan to play upcoming concerts together with her.
We are very happy and it means a lot to us to have such an amazing singer and fantastic person in our Midnattsol family.”
The band released the first appetizer from their new lineup in the form of the track “Purple Sky,” listen to it HERE.
Midnattsol released their promising debut album “Where Twilight Dwells” back in 2005. The band quickly gained fans around the Gothic, Metal & Rock scene alike and played numerous shows and summer festivals like Summer Breeze, Wave Gotik Treffen, Mera Luna, as well as the support for IN EXTREMO. Their highly anticipated second studio album “Nordlys” was released in 2008, followed up by their latest album “The Metamorphosis Melody” in 2011. After that, the band decided to take a creative break, but now you can be sure that Midnattsol is fully back and ready more exciting news to come! Keep your eyes and ears open!
Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals have announced the release of their sophomore full-length, ”Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue” through the singer’s label Housecore in the America and in license via Season of Mist in other parts of the world on January 26th, 2018. The band of the iconic artist is now streaming the second crushing new track, “The Ignorant Point”.
Philip H. Anselmo stated this about the new second song:
“Our new track, ”The Ignorant Point” is a tip of the hat to today’s top-notch, morally-sincere, trustworthy news agencies, websites, bloggers, etc. that have kept the public in such great spirits with their dedication to truth and honesty. Burp. Keep up the good work, bullshit artists. We’ve got our collective eyes on you.”
1. Little Fucking Heroes
3. Choosing Mental Illness
4. The Ignorant Point
7. Photographic Taunts
8. Finger Me
9. Invalid Colubrine Frauds
10. Mixed Lunatic Results
Philip H. Anselmo is an iconic artist, maybe a little bruised, scarred, singed, and somewhat battered by time, himself, and others. But the Texan remains proudly standing, unbent, and still angry. Loved and hated, attacked and praised, Phil is not ready to go down into the archives of musical history without a fight.
His new cooperation with the band that Phil himself created, The Illegals, is as brutal, kicking, lashing, and fury-filled as one could expect from this artist and Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals‘ debut ”Walk Through Exits Only” (2013). Their sophomore album, ‘Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue’ is a much the metaphorical fist in the face and display of force as his adherents could wish for.
”Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue” is not a simple repeat of the past – as tempting as that might sound, considering that no other artist left a deeper mark on metal in the 90’s than Pantera. Raging, roaring, and bulldozing their way through the metal scene, the Texans have left a lasting legacy. At their front stood anger and hostility personified ,Philip H. Anselmo. What followed for example with Down and Superjoint Ritual has further cemented the singer’s reputation as a living legend. As an artist in his own right, Phil finally emancipated onto a solo-path with ”Walk Through Exits Only”, which enabled him to do exactly as he pleased – with no need to compromise on anything.
Now, ”Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue” follows along the path that Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals debut has carved, but takes the mega-heavy, angry monster born out of mating the visceral aggression and power of Pantera with the devastating thrash and Southern sludge that Phil and the New Orleans scene pioneered.
Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals are back and about to mercilessly install ”Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue” as a new benchmark for extreme heaviness.
Philip H. Anselmo: vocals
Mike DeLeon: lead guitars
Jose “Blue” Gonzales: drums
Stephen “Schteve” Taylor: guitars
Walter Howard: bass
Death metal overlords Dying Fetus announce their first wave of 2018 headline concerts. The brief Northeast US tour starts January 11, features three New York shows (Syracuse, Brooklyn, Waterford) and ends January 14 in Reading, PA. A full list of confirmed tour dates is available below.
Dying Fetus recent full-length ”Wrong One To Fuck With’‘ is available worldwide on CD/2xLP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available via Relapse.com HERE and digital downloads/streaming AT THIS LOCATION.
”Wrong One To Fuck With” is receiving high end of the year praise charting on a notable album of the year lists such as Loudwire (Album: #4; Song: #8) and Exclaim (#9).
A full collection of Dying Fetus music video and live performances is available via YouTube HERE.
Dying Fetus once again raises the bar of sonic extremity with their 8th studio album and first new material in over 5 years, ”Wrong One To Fuck With”. The seasoned veterans manage to further stretch their creative and technical boundaries across 10 complex tracks of pulverizing death metal, filled with more dynamic intricacies, brutal breakdowns and varied vocal patterns than ever before. Now over 25 years into their distinguished career, Dying Fetus cement their legacy with ”Wrong One To Fuck With” and uphold their position as the most dominant force in death metal today.
Dying Fetus Tour Dates:
Jan 11: Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
Jan 12: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar
Jan 13: Waterford, NY @ Chrome
Jan 14: Reading, PA @ Reverb
Self-reliance and musical integrity are the two principles to which Dying Fetus have always lived by. Formed in 1991, during the height of the death metal explosion, Dying Fetus has matured into one of the premiere extreme death metal/grindcore acts to emerge from the massive global metal underground. The band is recognized worldwide as a prime example of songwriting perfection across seven studio albums (Purification Through Violence (1996), Killing On Adrenaline (1998), Destroy The Opposition (2001), Stop At Nothing (2003), War Of Attrition (2007), Descend Into Depravity (2009), Reign Supreme (2012)), combining an innovative mix of technical virtuosity and catchy song structures to create the ultimate blend of death metal, hardcore and grind.
Now in 2017, Dying Fetus once again raise the bar of sonic extremity with their 8th studio album and first new material in over 5 years, ”Wrong One To Fuck With’‘. The seasoned veterans manage to further stretch their creative and technical boundaries across 10 complex tracks of pulverizing death metal, filled with more dynamic intricacies, brutal breakdowns and varied vocal patterns than ever before. Now over 25 years into their distinguished career, Dying Fetus cement their legacy with ”Wrong One To Fuck With” and uphold their position as the most dominant force in death metal today.
Thy Antichrist is an existentialist black metal band showcasing extreme elements that have been making tidal waves in the underground metal community since 1998 and has been building an important fan base around the world.
A brand new full-length album titled “Wrath of the Beast” is already scheduled for an early 2018 release.
In 2016, these US-based Black Metallers found a home with the reputable Extreme Management Group, as well asjoined the roster of a well-known booking agency, Continental Concerts. With a stout history and commanding presence, Thy Antichrist has tremendous potential for further growth going with the recent worldwide signing with Napalm Records! Napalm Records is more than proud to welcome such a hardworking, ambitious and promising band to the roster and to unveil first album details of the bands Napalm Records debut “Wrath Of The Beast“!
Statement of the band about the new upcoming album :
“We read Aleister Crowley’s wicked spell to awake an ancient evil pharaoh from the ashes of time, to condemn this modern world of chaos by the cursed hands of man. We invoke the Wrath of the Beast, the eclipsing star that rises from the east!”
Just when you thought you had seen and heard everything, Thy Antichrist has risen. Find album artwork, full track listing and available formats below:
The band has created a teaser for the new album. Take a look and listen at itHERE.
Thy Antichrist has handcrafted a sui generis style into their live performance and music respecting the old traditional metal influence of different metal genres such as thrash metal, heavy metal, death metal and of course the Black Metal touch. The band has taken to the masses with notable festival appearances with some of metals biggest names. The band has without a doubt connected with fans and created a loyal fan base eager to see what’s coming next. Keep your eyes & ears open!
Thy Antichrist on Tour with Septicflesh and Dark Funeral:
2/22: Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
2/23: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
2/24: Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
2/25: Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
2/26: Portland, OR @ Rock Hard PDX
2/27: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
3/1: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
3/2: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
3/3: Ringle, WI @ Q & Z Expo Center
3/4: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
3/5: Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
3/6: Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry
3/7: Detroit, MI @Harpo’s
3/8: Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
3/9: Montreal QC @ L’Astral
3/10: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
3/11: Worcester, MA @ Palladium
3/12: Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
3/13: Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
3/14: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
3/16: Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
3/17: Ft Worth, TX @ Rail Club
3/18: Austin, TX @ Come and Take it Live!
3/20: Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
Thy Antichrist Line-up:
Antichrist 666: Terrifying Vocals of Tragic Existence and Tragic Poetry.
Abyssus: Six Strings of Human Suffering.
Frost Giant: Bassist of Cold and Tragic Whisperings.
Oricuss: Apocalyptic Thunders of Chaos. Drums.
2002: POSSESSED BY MY OWN SATAN – Colombia
2004: WICKED TESTIMONIES – Colombia
2005: SATAN ESCAPES FROM HELL – Colombia
2006: POSSESSED BY MY OWN SATAN – Single – Colombia
2006: BLASFEMIAS – Cover Single – Colombia
2008: HUMAN PANDEMONIUM – France
2008: TEN YEARS OF TRAGIC HERESY (DVD) – Colombia
2008: UN TITAN LLAMADO NUTIBARA – Colombia
2009: WICKED TESTIMONIES (Re-Issue) – Colombia
2011: BETWEEN GOD AND THE DEVIL SINGLE – Colombia
2015: SATAN ESCAPES FROM HELL + WICKED TESTIMONIES (Limited Edition Cassette Deluxe Box Set) – Canada
2015: UNHOLY VICTORY – Split – Mexico
2016: WICKED TESTIMONIES (Re-Issue) – Brazil
2016: WICKED TESTIMONIES (Limited Digibook Edition) – Colombia
2016: WICKED TESTIMONIES (Limited Digipack Edition) – Mexico