Sinistro stream and the premiere of the new album ”Sangue Cássia”in full and it’s available also through Metal Hammer!

Sinistro are now premiering their complete forthcoming magical album, ”Sangue Cássia” exclusively via Metal Hammer. The Portuguese Fado rockers will release their next masterpiece tomorrow on January 5th.

Link to the full stream on Metal Hammer magazine:

http://teamrock.com/feature/2018-01-02/lisbons-artful-doom-crew-sinistro-reveal-their-ravishing-new-album-in-full

The band stated this about their new album and about Metal Hammer magazine:

“After a great and busy 2017, it’s with great satisfaction that we are joining forces with Metal Hammer and stream our brand new album, ‘Sangue Cássia’, which is out on January 5th via Season Of Mist. Enjoy!”

Tracklist:
1. Cosmos Controle (11:14)
2. Lótus (7:55)
3. Pétalas (3:51)
4. Vento Sul (6:50)
5. Abismo (6:02)
6. Nuvem (5:32)
7. Gardénia (6:15)
8. Cravo Carne (9:59)

Total playing time: 57:38

SINISTRO release party flyer 2018

Sinistro Release Show:
13 Jan 18 Lisboa (PT) Musicbox (+Scúru Fitchádu)

Sinistro Festivals show dates:
31 Mar 18 Oslo (NO) Inferno Festival 2018
04 Jul 18 Tolmin (SI) Metal Days (exact date TBC)

SINISTRO by Inés Achando

When  Sinistro emerged out of a spontaneous spark on a hot summer’s day spent dallying in the studio, nobody could have predicted the meteoric rise of these fascinating Portuguese doom rockers. Their first album, a new beginning after some different earlier attempts, was strongly cherished by critics and fans alike, with invitations to prestigious festivals following at an astonishing pace.

Now Sinistro presents the follow-up to the highly praised ”Semente”(2016) and even the first impression allows to state that ”Sangue Cássia” marks another huge step in the career of the remarkable band fronted by vocalist extraordinaire Patrícia Andrade. The new full-length clearly shows the confidence and experience gained from their numerous live performances.

Sinistro succeeds in expanding their sonic horizon while keeping all the elements that made ‘Semente’ special. The melancholy and painful longing expressed in the national chant of Portugal, Fado is seamlessly forged together with rock and metal.  Sinistro harness erotic energy and lustful moments as well as bitterness and regret. Silky softness and velvet warmth contrast sharply with harsh edges and stinging spikes.

Sinistro started out by exploring a wide range of reference points for their self-titled debut, which was released in 2012, such as Massive AttackEnnio Morricone, Radiohead, Faith No More, Angelo Badalementi, David Bowie, Swans, Unwound, Mogwai, and Crippled Black Phoenix to name but a few possible comparisons.

On their following effort, ”Cidade” (2013), the Portuguese welcomed singer Patrícia Andrade, who quickly turned out to be the missing element in Sinistro‘s path snaking between elegant doom rock and a soundtrack like an approach. Massive guitar walls combined with gritty keyboard layers and a deeply emotional vocal performance established the band as an essential name in the Portuguese music scene.

Having perfected their signature musical handwriting on ”Semente”Sinistro are now adding experience and maturity to their songs. Each track on ”Sangue Cássia” is its own story and cosmos that will engulf and swallow the listener. Take your time to profoundly enjoy and marvel at the wonders laid out by ”Sangue Cássia”!

Line-up:
Rick Chain: guitar
Ricardo Matias: guitar
Patricia Andrade: vocals
Paulo Lafaia: drums
Fernando Matias: bass, programming

Recording: Sinistro & Fernando Matias at The Pentagon Audio Manufacturers

Mix & mastering: Fernando Matias at The Pentagon Audio Manufacturers

Cover art: Pedro Carmo

Album photography: Alípio Padilha

Available formats:
Digipak CD
Gatefold Double LP in various colors with 2 bonus tracks

Links:

Faceboo:www.facebook.com/sinistroband

Website:www.sinistroband.com

Booking contact: haydn@northernmusic.co.uk

Pre-sales: http://smarturl.it/SinistroSangueCassia

Check out  the premiere and full stream of the new album ”Sangue Cássia” here, enjoy it:

Pokerface released new music video for the cover of the Arch Enemy’s song ”The World Is Yours”!

Russian death/thrashers Pokerface have released a music video to “The World Is Yours”, a Swedish melodic death legends Arch Enemy a cover song. The guest lead guitar was played by Lisaveta Schtoltz.

 My personal opinion about this cover is that is different in many ways, but the vocals of Alexandra Orlova is just amazing and brutal as hell, with the unique combination of the clean vocals, it’s not technically perfect as the original song, but it has that crazy insane thrash metal vibe and thrash metal influence, pure destruction, rage and anger, amazing cover and the vocals. 

Video production, post-production, and effects: Dmitry Morsus (Amorsus Studio)

Location: Sunlight studio, Moscow

Recording, mastering, and mixing: Konstantin Vihrev

Backline provided: by MetalStuff

About Pokerface:

The band was created in Moscow in 2013. Doctor (drums) and Dietrich (guitar) organized a group with an ironic name Pokerface. The band got over some changes of musicians, but it has never stopped to work intensively in the studio and on stage and finally had crystallized its unique style.

Pokerface shared the stage with such famous bands as Sodom, Onkel Tom, Sister Sin, Knorkator,  Sepultura, Overkill, Claustrophobia, Children of Bodom, Vader,  Megadeth, Kreator, Death DTA and Infected Rain.

 

Credits:

Lineup: LadyOwl – Vox, Xen Ritter – Guitars, Lisaveta Schtolz – Guitars (guest star), Ded Moroz – Bass, Roman Pankow – Drums

 Links:

https://www.facebook.com/pfacegroup

https://www.instagram.com/pokerfaceband_official/

http://pokerface.band/

Check out the cover song and music video for ”The World Is Yours” here, enjoy it:

Shining premiere of the new album ”X – Varg Utan Flock” and free streaming of it is available in full, the album will be out tomorrow!

Shining are now unleashing their complete forthcoming album, ”X – Varg Utan Flock”, which will be out tomorrow on January 5th.

The Frontman Niklas Kvarforth stated this about their new album :

“The time has finally come to invite you to my most destructive nightmare yet, enjoy!”The artwork of ‘X – Varg Utan Flock’, which has been created by Kevin Rolly is shown below.

SHINING album cover

Tracklist:
1. Svart Ostoppbar Eld (7:11)
2. Gyllene Portarnas Bro (6:39)
3. Jag Är Din Fiende (7:05)
4. Han Som Lurar Inom (8:03)
5. Tolvtusenfyrtioett (2:53)
6. Mot Aokigahara (9:33)

Total playing time: 41:24

 

Niklas Kvarforth is not the first artist struggling with mental illness and related issues. The erratic Swede is also not the first musician whose inner demons are part of the creative genius. Yet in the world of metal, his band Shining remains as a unique and outstanding act in terms of talent and musical excellence. Never shy about his personal afflictions, Niklas Kvarforth is once again baring his tortured soul with ”X – Varg Utan Flock”.

His anger, his confusion, his pain, and his torment are all becoming tangible on the tenth album in the band’s long history. For a point of reference, the legendary ”V – Halmstad” release probably offers the most appropriate comparison. Yet all the influences Shining fused into their previous masterpiece, ‘IX – Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends’ (2015) are also still present. Eclectic influences from progressive rock, jazz, classical music, and even faint traces of pop have left their mark. In addition to the broad musical spectrum on display, Niklas Kvarforth’s deeply emotional laments emerging from the dark depths of his twisted mind go beyond the usual scale of metal bands in their great vocal scope and variety.

Founded in 1996 by KvarforthShining self-released ”Submit to Self-Destruction” in 1998 and spawned the term “suicidal black metal” with this debut 7″. A couple years after first full-length, ”I – Within Deep Dark Chambers” (2000) and sophomore album, ”II – Livets Ändhållplats” (2001) had cut deep marks into the underground scene, Niklas replaced his whole crew, which started a continuous cycle of line-up changes. With Mayhem drummer Hellhammer on board, ”III – Angst” (2003) and ”IV – The Eerie Cold” (2005) began to gather major press attention. At the same time, Shining focused on bringing their vision and often controversially received live performances to Europe.

Yet Kvarforth’s mental health led to cancellations, physical and psychological fights within the band, and finally a break-up. Not content to let things rest after his breakdown, the restless singer returned with new members and the acclaimed masterpiece, ”V – Halmstad” in 2007. By then Shining had reached headliner status and toured with other great acts such as Satyricon and Mayhem.

Several line-up changes later, the Swede recorded two albums in one session: ”VI – Klagopsalmer” was released in 2009, to be followed by ”VII – Född Förlorare” two years later. The band also received their first gold disc for the single ”Förtvivlan, Min Arvedel” in Sweden.

After rotating more musicians in and out, Shining returned with ‘Redefining Darkness’ (2012) and a less aggressive, yet more sinister sound. Before signing to Season of Mist, the band released the project ”8 ½ – Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd”, which featured six of Kvarforth’s favorite vocalists.

In August 2014, Shining entered Andy LaRocque’s Sonic Train Studios to record their ninth album, ”IX – Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends” as the sum of Niklas Kvarforth’s musical evolution and experience. More line-up changes and breakdowns followed. Yet Niklas Kvarforth clawed his way up from the depths once more and returned to Andy LaRocque and Sonic Train Studios to record another album. The result, ”X – Varg Utan Flock” is a musical masterpiece far beyond simple genre limitations and a shining tribute to the achievement that a troubled mind is capable of when driven by a passionate will to excel and overcome. Listen with respect.

The new autobiographical ”Cold Void” DVD about Niklas Kvarforth is available via the official Shining web-shop: www.shininglegions.com

Recording line-up:
Niklas Kvarforth: vocals
Marcus Hammarström: bass
Peter Huss: guitar
Euge Valovirta: guitar
Jarle Byberg: drums
Current line-up:
Niklas Kvarforth: vocals
Marcus Hammarström: bass
Peter Huss: guitar
Available formats:
Ltd. 10″ black & colored vinyl with textured cardboard sleeve (666 copies)
Guest musician:
Andy La Rocque: guitar solo on “Jag Är Din Fiende”Recording, Mix &
Mastering: Andy La Rocque, Sonic Train Studios
Cover art: Bo Mi Kim
Photography: Špela Bergant & Tomaž Gorkič (assistant)
Links:

Website:www.shiningasylum.com

Facebook:www.facebook.com/shiningofficial

Booking: luc@doomstarbookings.com 

Management: patriciathomas@btinternet.com 

Pre-sales: http://smarturl.it/ShiningFiende

Check out the full free stream and the premiere of the new album ”X – Varg Utan Flock” here, enjoy it:

Avan-garde destruction in some creative style!

On November 20th two alternative avan-garde metal bands Romanian Hteththemeth and Norwegian Vulture Industries in Belgrade at Club Fest.

I can say about this show that this two bands showed some creative madness that music in general needs, great performances with some theatrical moments that made this show so amazing and unique.

 The first band to play was Romanian alternative avan-garde band Hteththemeth. These guys are crazy as hell, in the beginning of the show they had masks, which they later took off, and then it gets crazier and crazier by every minute.

The Vocalist Lao Kreegan had this very good performance, he had two guns in his hands, he reaped of the toy that was a heart, totally creative an theatrical performance, which the crowd, that was not in large numbers reacted great and confused to his performance.

The band has that hypnotizing energy that made the atmosphere among the crowd amazing and unique, the sound and the riffs were brutal and the technical part of the show was just brilliant. They thanked Vulture industries for being a part of the show with them and then they left the stage satisfied and the show goes on.

The Norwegian metal band Vulture Industries got on the stage and the madness can begin. This band has some amazing cool songs with some deep messages that are describing life itself but the ugly side of it, the irony and the sarcasm.

The band played on the show the new songs from the new album ”Stanger Times”, the crowd reacted very well to those songs. They also played some songs for their album ”The Tower” as well, crowd was very happy to hear the songs from this release, in one moment Bjornar had his ”ritual” by approaching one of the fans and scream in the face of one of the fans, it was very unusual but cool at the same time. I like how he handled the chair that he got up on and also how he sang on it, it was a fucking awesome moment on the show.

The best moment on the concert was the train game moment when Bjornar jumped into the crowd and then he began running and the other got attached to him to dance run and dance in a circle style, the vocalist, and the band does this on every their show it’s basically a part of their performance. The concert went on, and the time has come for the band to leave the stage, and they were satisfied with the whole thing, although there were not so many people on the show.

This concert was fun, they entertained the crowd in such a guilty way, the ones who miss this show, they will regret it for sure. The negative side was that there were not so many crowds on the show and this band definitely deserve it.

Vulture Industries as a band shows that metal can be fun and not darkness and hell all the time, their music touched the souls of the people who were there to support them and I think that is a greater reward, better than to have a bigger crowd that won’t appreciate the music of the band and their performance. This was a night of fun and warm hearts united in supporting some different and great.

Rating concert: 9/10

Live report: SAPRON


My name is Vladimir Cincović. This blog was created out of love for music.Support the magazine and blog Demon Reports, We need your support.

 

Ensiferum announces ”Path To Glory” European tour for April 2018!

Finnish Metal Gods Ensiferum have just announced a full European tour for April 2018!

Statement of the bassist Sami Hinkka about the upcoming tour in 2018:

Greetings fellow metalheads! With great pride, we announce our next tour “Path To Glory”! It’s been ages since we did a tour this long and thorough all across Europe, so it’s going to be a blast, night after night for weeks! And that’s what we love to do: party hard with the craziest crowd in the world! We are gonna treat you with a special set combining new, old and rare Ensiferum hits! We are extremely thrilled to share the stage with the mighty Ex Deo who is returning to Europe after many years! This is going to be one hell of a tour! See you all in the moshpit!

Metal Hammer, Legacy, MusiX, metal.de präsentieren:
”Path To Glory” tour 2018 tour dates with Ensiferum and Ex Deo:

03.04.2018 (DE) HAMBURG / Gruenspan
04.04.2018 (DK) COPENHAGEN / Vega
05.04.2018 (SE) STOCKHOLM / Klubben
06.04.2018 (SE) GOTHENBURG / Sticky Fingers
07.04.2018 (DK) AARHUS / Royal Metal Festival
08.04.2018 (DE) ROSTOCK / Mau
09.04.2018 (PL) GDYNIA / Ucho
10.04.2018 (PL) WARSAW / Proxima
11.04.2018 (PL) KATOWICE / Mega Club
12.04.2018 (PL) WROCLAW / Zaklete Rewiry
13.04.2018 (CS) ZLIN / Masters of Rock Cafe
14.04.2018 (DE) LEIPZIG / Hellraiser
15.04.2018 (DE) LUDWIGSBURG / Rockfabrik
16.04.2018
17.04.2018 (AT) DORNBIRN / Conrad Sohm
18.04.2018 (FR) STRASBOURG / La Laiterie
19.04.2018 (FR) GRENOBLE / Belle Electric
20.04.2018 (FR) LIMOGES / John Lennon
21.04.2018 (ES) BARCELONA / Salamandra 1
22.04.2018 (ES) MURCIA / Garaje
23.04.2018 (ES) MADRID / Mon
24.04.2018
25.04.2018 (FR) TOULOUSE / Le Metronum
26.04.2018 (IT) MILAN / Live Club
27.04.2018 (IT) BOLOGNA / Zona Roveri
28.04.2018 (DE) GEISELWIND / Music Hall
29.04.2018 (NL) DRACHTEN / Iduna
30.04.2018 (BE) KORTRIJK / De Kreun
01.05.2018 (GB) LONDON / O2 Academy Islington
02.05.2018 (DE) COLOGNE / Essigfabrik
03.05.2018 (DE) HANNOVER / Musikzentrum
04.05.2018 (DE) MUNICH / Backstage
05.05.2018 (DE) DRESDEN / Loco Club
06.05.2018 (AT) VIENNA / Szene
07.05.2018
08.05.2018 (HU) BUDAPEST / Barba Negra Track
09.05.2018 (HR) ZAGREB / Klub Mochvara
10.05.2018 (SK) BRATISLAVA / Majestic Music Club
11.05.2018 (AT) WÖRGL / Komma
12.05.2018 (CH) PRATTELN / Z7
13.05.2018 (NL) NIJMEGEN / Doornroosje

You can’t talk about the true greats of folk-inspired melodic death metal without reverent mention of Ensiferum, and with ”Two Paths” they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre. Further building upon the thrilling metallic hybrid honed across six full-lengths, ”Two Paths‘ is simultaneously the Finnish quintet’s most epic and far-reaching collection and their most organic, which definitely sets it apart from the pack. Additionally, the album literally takes the concept of ”Two Paths” to heart, with two different versions of standout tracks ”Don’t You Say” and ”God Is Dead”.

Statment of the bassist/vocalist Sami Hinkka of the band:

Even though Ensiferum has always had clean vocals and choirs, harsh vocals have been the main style, and those songs worked so well with both styles that we decided to include both versions,

Sami Hinkka. with Mikko P. Mustonen are again handling orchestral arrangements and Lassi Logren returning to play nyckelharpa and violin on a few songs, Hinkka is also more than happy that they brought “more bombastic orchestral and down to earth folk aspects” to the record, further fleshing out their vision. This also applies to the contribution of Gyula Havancsak, who provided the artwork for both ”Two Paths”and its predecessor ”One Man Army”.

Statment about the artist who worked on their cover for the album:

It was really nice to work with him again because he always wants to hear our ideas and then he adds his own magic and improvements to them, and the result is always astonishing.

Ensiferum released their new album ”Two Paths” in September of 2017 via Metal Blade Records, for their efforts, the band has entered the worldwide charts, e.g. # 4 in Finland, # 9 in Germany, # 18 in Switzerland, # 35 in Canada and # 160 in the USA.

To preview and purchase ”Two Paths”, please visitmetalblade.com/ensiferum

Line-up:
Petri Lindroos – Vocals/Guitar
Markus Toivonen – Guitar/Vocals
Sami Hinkka – Bass/Vocals
Janne Parviainen – Drums
Netta Skog – Digital Accordion/Backing vocals

Links:
Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/Ensiferum
Website:http://www.ensiferum.com
Website of the label:http://www.metalblade.com/ensiferum

Lacuna Coil got down with sickness, a night of pure demonstration of power and might!

On November 13th Italian alternative metal giants Lacuna Coil held a concert in Belgrade at Dom Omladine for the first time, with Italian symphonic metal band Sinheresy and alternative  Swiss metal band Cellar Darling(former members of Eluveitie). This concert was a mind-blowing one, all three bands were so energetic, they were all over the stage whole the time, they were glad to be there for the Serbia crowd.

The first band to play was Italian symphonic metal band Sinheresy. This band is just a perfect example of a role model for the bands to see, how they can dominate the stage, their energy on the stage, that passion while they are on the stage is just beyond amazing. The crowd reacted very good to them, but the negative side is that the crowd was literally dead, the band tried to awake the crowd and they did it in a few moment’s, but after that, they were in the same mind state. I like how Cecilia Petrini and Stefano Sain were one on the stage, it’s like they were spirit twins and of course, the riffs were awesome.

The band didn’t play that long, but they presented great music, with even more better performance. They left the stage and they were happy that they are going to meet their fans after the shows.

The second band to play was Swiss alternative metal band Cellar Darling. This band is quite interesting one they have many influences in their music like pop, folk, rock, but the riffs are totally in metal style.

Vocalist Anna Murphy said to the Serbian crowd that they are glad to be here for the first time and ask them if they are ready for the show and there were ovations everywhere. The show has begun band played their new songs and the crowd reacted very well to them.  The most amazing moment on the concert was when she used the drums and played them and some strange instrument it was a very cool moment.

Anna is such a charismatic vocalist, her smile and performance are pure joy to watch and to listen to. The show went on and the band played the last song, and they got off the stage.

The time has come for the Italian alternative metal giants Lacuna Coil to perform. The fans waited for the band to began with the show. They got on the stage and the mayhem of ovations began.

The Christina Scabbia thanked the fans for coming, and that she is very glad to be here, and ask them if they are ready for the show. The band played songs from their new album ”Delirium”, fans didn’t react specially to it, they wanted to hear an older stuff, but this is not a bad record, so I say let’s give it a try. In my opinion, the songs are very good and they sound so great live.

As the time passes, the band played and then the fans have gone crazy. I like how every one of time present in their costumes some insane personalities and characters, every character has its own disease, their performance was just not a performance, they presented the dark and true side of life as it is.

The best reactions were when they played cover of the legends Depeche Mode the song is called ”Enjoy the Silence”, the crowd went insane, they were singing like they were one and it was an amazing moment on the show, the hole effects on the stage and of course the energy of the band made this show more powerful and unique.

The show went on the band had to leave the stage leaving their fans with a smile on their faces and the other part, well they were not satisfied, but the band surely was. They left the stage, and there was no encore, the fans of the band were satisfied.

This show was a demonstration of true power, a devastating crushing sound tear up the souls of fans, but there is one bad thing, there were fans that didn’t have energy, but the band had the energy to support the fans, but still, the small crowd totally showed a true support to the band and that is important. This band showed that they are such a specific and unique band and they tear up to halls at Dom Omladine, living no one immune to it. The night of the pure destruction and power.

Rating concert: 9/10

Live report: SAPRON


My name is Vladimir Cincović. This blog was created out of love for music.Support the magazine and blog Demon Reports, We need your support.

Photos by: Zarko Jovanovic

Ride to Rock Serbia present’s a festival in Uzice with VOID INN for the first time and with Steel Hornet, UEHC Old Starz !

Ride to Rock Serbia is proud to present a festival in Uzice in Serbia with the Serbian metal bands VOID INN for the first time, Steel Hornet and UEHC Old Starz on 30th December. The cost of the tickets are 300 dinars.

About VOID INN:

VOID INN was formed at the end of 2010 in Los Angeles, Ca. The band’s vocals can be characterized as Alice in Chains with a female vocalist who recalls Danzig. On the day of the concert will promote their EP  and the fans can buy their merch. The band is currently working on a new release that we can expect on the new 2018 album.

Check out their live video for ”End This Game” at Dom Omladine here, enjoy it:

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About Steel Hornet:

Steel Hornet is a Serbian heavy/speed metal band formed in the middle of 2014 with the intention of playing old good heavy/speed metal, mostly under the influence of a German old school metal. The band likes to know every part of this genre, they are working on the new material and they will present it at the beginning of November. The band is currently looking for a record label.

Check out their song ”No Human Rights” here, enjoy it:

More info about the festival HERE.

Belgrade Metal Meeting for the first time in Serbia, Kreator, Vader, Dagoba and Noctiferia are going to perform on the festival!

For the first time in Serbia organizers  MH Concerts  and Serbian Hellbangers will organize Belgrade Metal Meeting 2018 festival at New Belgrade at Hala Sportova on 19th January, and one of the bands will be German almighty thrash metal band Kreator, Polish death/thrash kings Vader, French metal band Dagoba and Slovenian metal band Noctiferia, Polish technical death metal band Decapitated will not play because of their scandalous incident of raping a fan in their bus and they were in court for that, and they are no information if they will perform at this festival.

 

The organizers stated this about the festival and the future of it:

”The Belgrade Metal Meeting is about to become a traditional festival, and on this occasion, we invite fans of fierce sound to support our story and come on January 19 to metal dust”.

Tickets were on sale on September 4th at the price of 2,600 dinars ,up to October 1, the tickets will cost 3,400 dinars in the official pre-sale, 3700 dinars for the fan pit, and at the concert day 4,000 dinars. Sales locations for the tickets are Felix bar in Belgrade and Mungos in Novi Sad as well as the Eventim network.

For more information, follow the official Facebook event HERE.

Until the festival check out some music videos and live videos of the bands here, enjoy it:

Kreator at Summer Breeze Festival 2017 here, enjoy it:

Vader Live ”The Zoo” full set here, enjoy it:

Check out the music video of Dagoba for ”Stone Ocean” here, enjoy it:

Check out the music of Noctiferia for ”Fond Of Lies” here, enjoy it:

Black metal madness and destruction in some true crushing style!

On November 6th Norwegian Black metal maniacs Gorgoroth demolish the hall of The Quarter at Novi Sad with Czech black metal band Sekhmet, Greek thrash metal band Amken and the second Norwegian legends of black metal Gehenna.

This show was something special full of energy, the sound was perfect, all four bands were technically perfect and the crowd enjoyed every minute of the show and of course, Gorgoroth showed their perfect balance with their crushing sound added with some touch of pure evil and darkness.

The first support act to play on the stage was Czech black metal band Sekhmet. What I like about this guys is how they’ve entertained the crowd all the time they had that pure destructive energy in their performance, on each songs the crowd reacted very good, the crowd was enjoying fully the concert. I can say this is one of the rare band’s that can present pure raw black metal music in such a devastating way, I love the part when the guy with a gas mask came to the stage it was incredible, so the band played their songs and went off the stage and the second support act can demonize the stage.

The second band to play was Greek thrash metal band Amken. These guys are pure old school underground thrash metal, they presented this genre of metal in the best possible way, the technical part was beyond amazing, they were so into it, that you can see their souls in the guitars. They greeted the crowd few times, they were there to kick some ass with some good metal music, well they were not in so good position, because mainly the crowd were black metal fans, but they enjoy it they saw their talent and their fierce kickass energy, which is great that one thrash metal band can stand side by side with other bands that are completely different genre of metal.  The crowd enjoyed the show, and it was time for the band to leave the stage, they were satisfied with the reactions of the crowd.

The third band to play was Norwegian black metal monsters Gehenna. This band are the pure masters of the black metal genre, technically they are the best band on the show, every sound and riff were so accurate and precise. The first song that they played was ”Adimirion Black” and of course the crowd went crazy when they started playing the first song and the madness went on through the whole show. The second song that they played was ”Devils Work”, the third one was ”Abbatoir”. the fourth was ”Angelmaker”, the crowd gets crazier and crazier as the time passes went’s on, the fifth song was ”Death To Them All” and the mayhem was present in the audience when they heard this song, the six was ”Nine Circles of Torture”. the seventh ”Werewolf”, the eight was ”Ad Arma”, the nine-song was ”Pallbearer”, the ten-song was ”New Blood” and the last song was ”Serene Faces”, the band blow up the stage they were amazing, but the negative side was that they left without a word, they just left the fans without thanking  for being there, as a black metal band this is not some unusual thing, it just my personal opinion about it. The time has come for the legends to take over the stage the main act

The Black metal legends Gorgoroth came to the stage, the ovations and euphoria were beyond amazing.

I can say about their show that is was brutal and great as hell itself, the vocalist Hoest  of the band Taake showed his impressive vocal skills and that he can have a fucking awesome time on the stage, he was possessed basically, the screams and the performance left the fans in the hypnotized state of mind, they truly enjoyed the show. The band played songs from their last album ”Instinctus Bestialis”, the crowd reacted good to the songs, but they were waiting for the older stuff from the band and they played it for them with some killing riffs and brutality in their eyes. They played some old songs that are very known to the crowd and they reacted every time like they were possessed by the sound with full darkness in their eyes, hypnotized in every way. The best reactions were to the song ”Destroyer” and it was one of their last song on the show, they were mosh pits, headbanging, and singing, it was magical. The time has come for the band to end the show and they did in the black metal style they gave the crowd the best they can.

This show was an amazing experience for all the fans of the genre. It was unique and a fucking good time. Black metal apocalypse dominated the club and Gorgoroth showed the way they are legends, Long live black metal and metal music.

Rating concert: 10/10

Live report: SAPRON


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Ne Obliviscaris announce UK/European tour!

Ne Obliviscaris have announced the first batch of European dates regarding their forthcoming headlining tour in March and April 2018. More shows will be added in due time.

The band stated this about the European tour:

“Finally, we are coming to Europe for an extensive tour playing our full 90 plus minutes headlining set! All currently confirmed dates are listed below, but if your city or country is missing, have no fear, expect a host more shows on the way, which will be announced in the new year as we are definitely aiming to get to as many places as possible.”

Ne Obliviscaris have previously published tour-dates in Australia and New Zealand in support of their forthcoming masterpiece, ‘Urn’.

Ne Obliviscaris European tour:
25 Mar 18 Dublin (IE) Voodoo Lounge
27 Mar 18 Glasgow (UK) Audio
28 Mar 18 Nottingham (UK) Rescue Rooms
29 Mar 18 Manchester (UK) Rebellion
30 Mar 18 London (UK) The Dome
31 Mar 18 Eindhoven (NL) Dynamo
01 Apr 18 Köln (DE) MTC
02 Apr 18 Wiesbaden (DE) Schlachthof
04 Apr 18 München (DE) Backstage
05 Apr 18 Leipzig (DE) Naumanns
06 Apr 18 Hamburg (DE) Headcrash
08 Apr 18 Göteborg (SE) Sticky Fingers
09 Apr 18 Oslo (NO) Blå
10 Apr 18 Stockholm (SE) Fryhuset Klubben
12 Apr 18 Helsinki (FI) Nosturi

Ne Obliviscaris Down Under tour:
09 Feb 18 Adelaide (AU) Fowler’s Live
10 Feb 18 Melbourne (AU) Max Watt’s
14 Feb 18 Canberra (AU) The Basement
15 Feb 18 Newcastle (AU) The Cambridge Hotel
16 Feb 18 Sydney (SU) Manning Bar
17 Feb 18 Brisbane (AU) The Triffid
21 Feb 18 Auckland (NZ) Kings Arms
22 Feb 18 Wellington (NZ) Valhalla
24 Feb 18 Perth (AU) Jack Rabbit Slim’s

Ne Obliviscaris will be touring in support of their latest masterpiece, ”Urn”, which has been released on October 27th, 2017.

Restrictive rules regarding art by American based social networks, we also provide the album cover of ”Urn” in a censored version for the US market and online use, which can be found at the link below.

Ne Obliviscaris will be touring in support of their latest masterpiece, ‘Urn’, which has been released on October 27th, 2017.

Band’s Frontman Tim Charles stated this about their new album:

“Every time we head back into the studio it’s simply with the intention of being ourselves and challenging each of us in the band to continue to expand and enhance what we are capable of doing. On our new album, ‘URN’ it feels like the culmination of all of these years of hard work has come together in a way that is beyond anything we have done before and we are thrilled to present it to you today in full and look forward to sharing it with you live around the world over the coming months!”

 Due to the restrictive rules regarding art by American based social networks, we also provide the album cover of ”Urn” in a censored version for the US market and online use, which can be found at the link below, here:

https://presskit.season-of-mist.com/Ne_Obliviscaris/Cover_Art/USA/

Below you can view the uncensored European ”Urn” cover, which has been created by Ne Obliviscaris vocalist Xenoyr.

NE OBLIVISCARIS uncensored 'Urn' cover

1. Libera (Part I) – Saturnine Spheres (9:52)
2. Libera (Part II) – Ascent of Burning Moths (2:36)
3. Intra Venus (7:29)
4. Eyrie (11:51)
5. Urn (Part I) – And Within The Void We Are Breathless (7:30)
6. Urn (Part II) – As Embers Dance In Our Eyes (6:38)

Total playing time: 45:56

NE OBLIVISCARIS band by Xenoyr

Ne Obliviscaris ‘ third album, ”Urn” is bound to be a career-defining moment. The Australian extreme prog shooting stars have honed and re-balanced the key elements of their unique sound to a razor-sharp musical edge. The dynamic entwining of fierce growls and emotive clean vocals, the contrast between devastating et intricate guitar riffs and thundering drums against an unleashed violin and gorgeous string parts as well as the perfect blending of epic progressive and intense extreme metal forms of expression are all marking a new peak in the steep rise of the band.

Founded in the beautiful Australian coastal city of Melbourne, Victoria in the year 2003, Ne Obliviscaris ook the inspiration for their name from the proud motto of Clan Campbell based in Argyll, Scotland, which means “forget not”. From the start, this collective of exceptional musicians made it clear that they did not intend to follow any trends or walk on well-trodden paths. Their first demo, ‘The Aurora Veil’ (2007) had a massive impact in the metal underground far beyond the fifth continent and already their debut full-length ‘Portal of I’ (2012) reached mainstream music press, which praised a unique array of influences and the characteristic virtuoso violin.

Ne Obliviscaris immediately climbed remarkably higher on the ladder with sophomore opus ”Citadel” (2014) by adding avant-garde approaches including jazz, flamenco, progressive rock, and many other wide-ranged influences to their solid metal base.

Parallel to their success on a critical level and with an ever-growing host of die-hard fans, the Australians increased their reputation as an excellent live act with extensive touring literally around the globe. The financial base for this was laid by Ne Obliviscaris ‘ ground-breaking use of modern-day crowd-funding campaigns. This includes an ongoing Patreon membership scheme under the moniker The Ne Obluminati, which is revolutionizing the relationship between band and fans by using the ancient concept of patronage in today’s democratic setting.

”Urn” will lift Ne Obliviscaris to the next level. Outstanding musicianship meets excellent songwriting and a firework of brilliant ideas. Evening out the scales between extreme and progressive metal, the Aussies carve their own path. Spin ‘Urn’ on heavy rotation and  Ne Obliviscaris will take you to a whole new dimension of musical delights.

Line-up:
Xenoyr – harsh vocals
Tim Charles- violin and clean vocals
Benjamin Baret – lead and acoustic guitars
Matt Klavins – guitars
Dan Presland – drums
Guest musicians:
Robin Zielhorst – bass (all tracks)
Emma Charles and Natalija May – additional violins (tracks 1, 4, and 6)
Tim Hennessy – cello (tracks 1, 3, 4, and 6) 

Recording:
Troy McCosker and Ne Obliviscaris at Pony Music, Melbourne, Australia
Clean vocals recorded at Audiohammer Studios, Florida, USA

Mix & Mastering:
Mark Lewis at Audiohammer Studios, Florida, USA

Artwork: Xenoyr

Links:

Shop: http://smarturl.it/NeObliviscarisUrn

Available formats:
Digipak CD
Gatefold Double-LP in various colors
Cassette

Check out the full stream of the new album ”Urn” here, enjoy it: