Abbath announce Eastern European and Russian shows!

Abbath are announcing a string of dates in April that will lead the Norwegian stalwarts to Eastern Europe and Russia.

A list of all currently confirmed shows including festival performances in 2018 can be viewed below.

ABBATH flyer With Full Force 2018

Abbath European tour:
08 Apr 18 Tallinn (EE) Tapper
09 Apr 18 Riga (LV) Melna Piektdiena
10 Apr 18 Saint Petersburg (RU) Opera
11 Apr 18 Moscow (RU) Arbat Hall
12 Apr 18 Ekaterinburg (RU) Teleclub
13 Apr 18 Samara (RU) Zvezda
14 Apr 18 Krasnodar (RU) Arena
15 Apr 18 Yaroslavl (RU) Dzhao Da
16 Apr 18 Warsaw (PL) Progresja
17 Apr 18 Kiev (UA) Atlas

Abbath Festivals:
12 May 18 Wien (AT) Vienna Metal Meeting
13 May 18 London (UK) Incineration Festival
19 May 18 Kuurne (BE) Throne Fest
14 Jun 18 Petropolis (DE) With Full Force Festival
21 Jun 18 Halden (NO) Tons of Rock
22 Jul 18 Colony (IT) Colony Open Air
10 Aug 18 Vilena (ES) Leyendas Del Rock

ABBATH band picture

Abbath are touring in support of their chart-storming eponymous debut album. Artwork and track-list of ‘Abbath‘ can be viewed below.

When Abbath announced that he had left Immortal, it sent massive shockwaves through the metal scene. The iconic frontman had long become the “face” of the Norwegian black scene, his image synonymous with this style.

Now the Norwegian giant returns with his new band  Abbath and a crushing debut album of the same name. The opening triplet “To War”, “Winter Bane”, and “Ashes of the Damned”unleash all the fury of a Nordic blizzard at full force. Yet the following “Ocean of Wounds” proves that his new band is equally at home in writing anthemic mid-tempo hymns.

Abbath‘s characteristic riffing shines clearly through it all: heavy, harsh, and yet catchy and melodic with a touch of epic Bathory, Motorhead, and even Kiss.

At the same time, there is no danger of repeating the formula of Immortal or the mastermind’s other project under the moniker I, which was shared with King. The bass player from Bergen has again joined Abbath and brought his impressive song-writing skills to the battlefield.

Gorgoroth, God Seed, and Ov Hell bear witness to King’s exceptional talent as a composer, while contributions to Audrey Horne and Sahg demonstrate his wide stylistic range. The final keystone to Abbath lies in the outstanding drumming delivered by the mysterious Creature. The trio has already proved its worth as a live entity at several headlining festival shows as well, where Abbath were joined by an additional guitarist. ‘Abbath‘ impresses from start to finish. This is exactly the album that all fans of this particular Bergen brand of black metal have been hoping for. Hold on tight or get blown away. Abbath are here now and ready to conquer the world!

ABBATH album cover

Tracklist:

01. To War!
02. Winterbane
03. Ashes of the Damned
04. Ocean of Wounds
05. Count the Dead
06. Fenrir Hunts
07. Root of the Mountain
08. Endless
09. Nebular Ravens Winter [bonus]

Line-up:
Abbath: guitar & vocals
King: bass
Creature: drums

Bookingluc@doomstarbookings.com

Shophttp://smarturl.it/AbbathAlbumShop

Formats:
Limited CD Box with extras
Digipak CD
Gatefold 12″ vinyl in various colors
Cassette

Links:

Facebook:www.facebook.com/abbathband

Webisite:www.abbath.net

Booking: luc@doomstarbookings.com

Shop: http://smarturl.it/AbbathAlbumSho

 

Deströyer 666 unleashed the new track ”Call Of The Wild” and reveal details of forthcoming new EP!

Deströyer 666 will release a crushing new EP on February 23rd, 2018. ”Call of the Wild” contains three brand new songs and a fresh take on their classic and live-favorite, “Trialed by Fire”.

Tracklist:
1. Violence Is Golden (4:30)
2. Stone by Stone (3:37)
3. Call of the Wild (4:46)
4. Trialed by Fire (7:02)
Total: 19:55

DESTRÖYER 666 picture KK

Photo-credit: Ester Segarra

 Deströyer 666 continue to do what they are best at kicking ass and hammering out heavy metal that is slamming straight into the face. No compromise, no sell out, no bullshit!

The Australians fill the gap between albums with the hard-hitting EP, ”Call of the Wild” that comes with a distinct taste of an unrepentantly classic flavor.

Deströyer 666 don’t do whiny nostalgia but simply stick to their old school roots, which are reaching straight down into the golden age of metal while allowing themselves to sound fresh and remain relevant.

The band originally started out as a solo project of Bestial  Warlust guitarist KK in Australia in 1994. As early as with debut album ”Unchain the Wolves” (1997)  fast-tracked towards international acclaim.

The even stronger second full-length, ”Phoenix Rising” (2000) had the Australians relocating to Europe to be able to satisfy the soaring demand for touring and festival shows. After a round of line-up changes, third full length ”Cold Steel… For an Iron Age” (2002) cemented the band’s excellent reputation.

After a hiatus caused among other issues by disenchantment with the business,  Deströyer 666 returned with ”Defiance” in 2009 and followed up on this success with the rough and gritty ”Wildfire” seven years later that saw them touring and performing at all the relevant metal festivals worldwide on a regular basis again.

”Call of the Wild” comes with three fresh tracks and the revisited classic, “Trialed by Fire”, which was first published on ”Terror Abraxas” (2003). Now come and get yours!

Cover art: Death Dealer

Line-up
KK: guitars, vocals
Ro: guitars, vocals
Felipe: bass
Perra: drums

Links:

Facebook:www.facebook.com/destroyer666page

Website:www.destroyer666.uk

Booking contact: D666Booking@gmail.com

Shop: https://shop.season-of-mist.com/list/destroyer-666-call-of-the-wild

Pre-sales: http://smarturl.it/DestroyerCallWild [currently inactive]

Check out the song new ”Call Of The Wild” here, enjoy it:

SepticFlesh release music video for “Martyr” in advance of European tour!

In advance of their massive European tour, SepticFlesh are now revealing a pro-shot clip for the track “Martyr” taken from their latest masterpiece, ”Codex Omega”, which has been directed by long-time collaborator Jon Simvonis.

The Band stated this about the music video and the song:
“We are welcoming the new year by releasing the second video from our latest album, ‘Codex Omega’ – this time for the song, ‘Martyr’. Once again the clip is directed by Jon Simvonis, blending the music of SepticFlesh with Kendo, which literally means ‘the way of the sword’. It is a battle of sword and spirit. The ultimate goal of the fighter is to become superior to his own previous self.”
Director Jon Simvonis adds this about the music video:
“We really had an awesome time filming SepticFlesh while they were delivering an explosive performance for the ‘Martyr’ video! No wonder, why this band nails it on every stage that they set foot on.”
Credits:
Produced by Jon Simvonis for Arctosfilms SA
Cinematography: Gabriel Loukeris
Art Direction: Eleni Kariori, Apostolos Polychroniadis
Make Up: Lia Apostolopoulou
Special Appearance: Renma Dojo Kendo Club
Special Thanx:
Neal Berkowitz & BORISFX, George Pergantos, Sonia Mavridou, Rotzer Fischer, Vasilis Bofilios, G. Politis, Eftihia Petropoulou & Dimitris Lagios – Cafe Bonjour, Nick Vell, Erietta Taf, Kyriakos Kouroutsavouris

 SepticFlesh will kick off a massive European tour in support of their latest masterpiece, ”Codex Omega” today. The Greek masters of symphonic death metal will be joined by label mates and American black metal trailblazers Inquisition.

SEPTICFLESH tour poster EU 2018

SepticFlesh European Tour  dates with Inquisition:
04 Jan 18 München (DE) Backstage
05 Jan 18 Leipzig (DE) Hellraiser
06 Jan 18 Praha (CZ) Klub Nová Chmelnice
07 Jan 18 Budapest (HU) Barbara Negra
08 Jan 18 Wien (AT) Viper Room
09 Jan 18 Ljubljana (SI) Orto Bar
10 Jan 18 Bologna (IT) Alchemie Club
11 Jan 18 Brescia (IT) Circolo Colony
14 Jan 18 Lyon (FR) Cco Jean Pierre Lachaize
16 Jan 18 Madrid (ES) Sala Caracol
17 Jan 18 Barcelona (ES) Razzmatazz
18 Jan 18 Toulouse (FR) Le Metronum
20 Jan 18 Paris (FR) La Machine du Moulin Rouge
22 Jan 18 London (UK) The Underworld
23 Jan 18 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
24 Jan 18 Nijmegen (NL) Doornroosje
25 Jan 18 Hamburg (DE) Markthalle
26 Jan 18 Matrix (DE) Bochum
27 Jan 18 Mannheim (DE) MS Connexion Complex

Meh Suff Winter 2018 poster

SepticFlesh Festival Shows:
02 Dec 17 Beirut (LB) Minus 5
12 Jan 18 Zürich (CH) Meh Suff! Winter-Fest 2018
13 Jan 18 Denain (FR) In Theatrum Denonium Festival
19 Jan 18 Angers Le Chabada (FR) Angers Mini Fest

 

Tracklist:

1. Dante’s Inferno (5:34)
2. 3rd Testament (Codex Omega) (4:08)
3. Portrait of a Headless Man (5:00)
4. Martyr (5:07)
5. Enemy of Truth (4:55)
6. Dark Art (5:24)
7. Our Church, Below the Sea (3:59)
8. Faceless Queen (5:20)
9. The Gospels of Fear (3:41)
10. Trinity (4:07)

SEPTICFLESH by Stella Mouzi

The demons of winter will first be summoned in the Bavarian city of Munich on January 4th and will continue to raise hell in 10 more countries until a final black ceremony at the MS Connexion Complex in Mannheim, Germany on the 27th of January.

SepticFleshare painting an apocalyptic vision and make full use of their impressive musical palette consisting of death metal and orchestral colors on their tenth full-length  ”Codex Omega”.

From their alpha EP ”Temple of the Lost Race” that was released one year after their founding in 1990, the Greek musicians have pushed the limits of the metal genre and continued to explore new sonic path with every following release from their debut album ”Mystic Places of Dawn” (1994) to the stunning ‘Sumerian Daemons’ (2003), which have in the meantime all been re-issued by Season of Mist.

Yet  SepticFlesh had clearly come into their own sound when they unleashed their celebrated comeback album after a five-year hiatus that re-charged their artistic batteries. ”Communion” (2008) offered a well-balanced amalgamation of metal elements that were freely drawn from the darker side of the genre including death, black, and gothic metal with epic orchestral arrangements. This symphonic excellence was based on guitarist Christos Antoniou bringing to bear the fruits of his academic studies of classical composition, which he passed with honours and distinction.

With a clear musical compass to navigate, SepticFlesh continued to explore their sound and the compositional possibilities of this new-found metal continent. ”The Great Mass” (2011) and ”Titan” (2014) saw the Greeks evolving at fast speed and at the same time gathering adherents as well as critical praise in ever growing numbers. Extended touring on both sides of the Atlantic and performances at about every important festival further consolidated the bands burgeoning status.

Although the biblical omega marks the end, SepticFleshon the contraryare reaching their current peak with ”Codex Omega”, an album that clearly witnesses the Greek visionaries having come to maturity and expert craftsmanship in every sense.

SEPTICFLESH collector's box version 1

 Septicflesh are the undisputable masters of symphonic death metal and ”Codex Omega”is the perfect proof for this bold statement.

 

Line-up:

Seth Siro Anton: vocals, bass
Christos Antoniou: guitar, orchestration
Sotiris Anunnaki V: clear vocals, guitar, 12-string guitar
Kerim “Krimh” Lechner: drums

Guest musicians:
Giannis Poupoulis: oud (on “Martyr” and “Faceless Queen”)
Vahan Galstyan: duduk (on “Portrait of a Headless Man”)

Orchestra:
FILMharmonic Orchestra of Prague conducted by Adam Klemens

Choir: 
Soprani: Flora Tzini, Christina Alexiou, Margarita Papadimitriou
Alti: Antonia Despouli, Kandia Bouzioti, Kiriaki Trohani
Tenors: Michalis Platanias, Romanos Papadimitriou
Basses: Nikos Tsachalinas, Romanos Papadimitriou
Conducted by Margarita Papadimitriou

Recording:

Zero Gravity Studios (Athens, Greece)
Smecky Studios (Prague, Czech Republic)
Fascination Street Studios (Stockholm, Sweden)

Production:

Produced by Jens Bogren and SepticFlesh
Sound engineer: Terry Nikas
Sound engineer for the orchestra recordings: Jan Holzner

Mix:

Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios assisted by Linus Corneliusson.

Mastering:

Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios.

Cover art: Seth Siro Anton

Links:

Facebook:www.facebook.com/septicfleshband

Website:www.septicflesh.com

Booking contact: mike@continental-concerts.de

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

Check out the offical music video for ”Martyr” 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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Dark Funeral returns to North America with Septic Flesh and Thy Antichrist, tickets are available now!

Swedish black metal masters, Dark Funeral, are excited to announce their return to North America for the first time in 5 years. The band will be co-headlining this run with Septic Flesh and are set to make their first appearance at The Regent in Los Angeles, CA on February 22nd. Performing along with them through March 20th will be Thy Antichrist. Despite recently parting ways with a drummer, Nils “Dominator” Fjellstroem, Dark Funeral have much to celebrate. In addition to supporting their latest album ”Where Shadows Forever Reign”2018 marks the band’s 25-year anniversary and the 20-year anniversary of their second full-length album ”Vobiscum Satanas”. Tour dates and ticket links below.

Statement of the  Lord Ahriman about the tour:

“It’s been 5 years since we last toured North America. A lot of things have happened since then, but most importantly, we have released a new and absolutely killer album entitled ‘Where Shadows Forever Reign’ through Century Media/Sony! Along with our friends in Septic Flesh & Thy Antichrist, it’s going to be nothing but EPIC to bring this co-headlining tour along with our friends in Septic Flesh and Thy Antichrist. Be there!!!”
Upcoming Tour Dates:

2/22 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent // Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2kx78Ew
2/23 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick // Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2AyMo60
2/24 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar // Tickets: http://bit.ly/2BdLRaO
2/25 – Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House // Tickets: http://bit.ly/2oiZrGO
2/26 – Portland, OR – Rock Hard PDX // Tickets: http://bit.ly/2AABRaz
2/27 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven // Tickets: http://bit.ly/2jZeKQz
3/01 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater // Tickets: http://bit.ly/2kuCawC
3/02 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room // Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2jXBnEP
3/03 – Ringle, WI – Q&Z Expo Center // Tickets: http://bit.ly/2yEEO7S
3/04 – Chicago, IL – Reggies // Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2j5lV8X
3/05 – Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa // Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2BurCYY
3/06 – Lakewood, OH – The Foundry // Tickets: http://bit.ly/2B9SQnz
3/07 – Detroit, MI – Harpos // Tickets: http://bit.ly/2jOGUxC
3/08 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club // Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2Bs8TgC
3/09 – Montreal, QC – l’Astra // Tickets: http://bit.ly/2Au8YAN
3/10 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre // Tickets: http://livemu.sc/2jNlMrw
3/11 – Worcester, MA – Palladium // Tickets: http://bit.ly/2nFnKia
3/12 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage // Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2AkCOHM
3/13 – Spartanburg, SC – Groundzero // Tickets: http://bit.ly/2jvBCqy
3/14 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade // Tickets: http://bit.ly/2Al93qv
3/16 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall // Tickets: http://bit.ly/2A1qF6A
3/17 – Fort Worth, TX – The Rail Club // Tickets: http://bit.ly/2AmAaRT
3/18 – Austin, TX – Come And Take it Live // Tickets: http://bit.ly/2jvE9AX
3/20 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red // Tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2BQAQfv

Dimmu Borgir Drummer Dariusz “Daray” Brzozowski Launches Dante, teaser is available!

Dimmu Borgir drummer Dariusz “Daray” Brzozowski has launched a new band, entitled Dante, unveiling a teaser of what is to come…

Statement of the Dimmu Borgir drummer Dariusz “Daray” Brzozowski  about the new band:

“Dante. There’s nobody here by accident. There’s no music here which has not been thought through. There are no trivial lyrics. Dante. It knows where it’s been. It knows what it’s seen. Listen to the warning. Lucas, Yony and Daray. We it’s voice, DANTE is coming…”

Dariusz “Daray” Brzozowski is one of the most recognized drummers within the metal scene. Well known for his extreme drumming, blast beats, precision and supersonic speeds, he earned his reputation through the years and was repeatedly valued for his achievements. Extensively touring the world with his bands. He played over 1000 shows.

Born in 1980, he got his first kit at the age of 14. His story began with the band Vesania and was continued in Vader, Masachist, Hunter, Black River. He’s also a session musician for multiple bands. Today, drumming for Vesania and Dimmu Borgir and being an active clinician and educator, he remains in the lead of worlds‘ uncompromising drummers.
Daray is available for studio sessions, drum clinics, as well as a session drummer for tours etc. For further information, please contact via email: alexalphaomega@gmail.com – robertoalphaomega@gmail.com.

Links:
DARIUS “DARAY” BRZOZOWSKI: https://www.facebook.com/DarayOfficial – https://www.facebook.com/dimmuborgir/
MANAGEMENT: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement

Watch the teaser here, enjoy ithttps://www.facebook.com/164925764088773/videos/180135905901092/

Get more information on Dante herehttps://www.facebook.com/DANTE-news-164925764088773/

Check out  Daray Brzozowski (Meinl cymbal artist) performing “Dimmu Borgir“ off of Dimmu Borgir’s album “Abrahadabra“ at the 2016 Meinl Drum Festival here, enjoy it:

Thy Antichrist Unveil Initial Album Details about “Wrath Of The Beast”!

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 Groupas well as joined 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 RecordsNapalm 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.
Tracklist:
1. Desolation

2. Metal to the Bone

3. The Great Beast

4. A World Burnt to Ashes

5. No Place Like Hell

6. Nightmares

7. Crown of Lies

8. Skeletons of Disgrace

9. Walking Through the Soul

10. The Last Breath – Instrumental Outro

Wrath Of The Beast” will be available as:
1 CD Jewel Case
1LP Gatefold
Digital Album
Get your hands on “Wrath Of The Beast” HERE.
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.

Discography:
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

Links:
Check out the teaser for the new album here, enjoy it:

Swedish Black Metal Grimtone unleash debut album “Memento Mori” via Extreme Metal Music!

Swedish black metal band Grimstone‘s debut album “Memento Mori” is now available via Extreme Metal Music a sub-division of Rockshots Records. Influenced by the Norwegian black metal scene, the album unleashed on December 8th features eight blistering tracks influenced by the topic of death as well as the transition from life. Founded by Michael Lang (Stonegriff) in 2016 and soon after joined by Linus Carlstedt (Nebulous Aura and Extermination), the duo was complete to brutalize all with their pure black metal at its best, it’s grim, harsh and frozen shivers within and all around.

“Memento Mori” can be heard in full on the band’s Bandcamp: https://grimtone.bandcamp.com/releases

Plus is available on Extreme Metal Music here and Spotify.

Tracklist:
1. Intro (0:38)
2. Souls Reborn In Hate (3:42)
3. The Blood Of The Dead (6:00)
4. Memento Mori (3:34)
5. Fields Of Pale Limbs (3:27)
6. Armageddon (Rise From Hell) (3:34)
7. Witch’s Lair (4:00)
8. Empress Of Black Light (6:00)
Album Length: 31:58

 Links:

Shining release new track and the premiere of the “Svart Ostoppbar Eld” from forthcoming album ”X – Varg Utan Flock”!

 

Shining are premiering the third crushing new track taken from their forthcoming album, ”X – Varg Utan Flock”, which is scheduled for release on January 5th via Season of Mist Records.

SHINING 10" single 'Fiende' 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

SHINING Niklas Kvarforth by Špela Bergant

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 favourite 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.

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 & coloured 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 premiere of the song  ”Svart Ostoppbar Eld” here, enjoy it:

Primordial announces ”Heathen Crusade” European headline tour in April 2018!

Irish Pagan Metal Gods Primordial have just finished recordings on their new studio albumExile Amongst The Ruins to be released by the end of March in 2018!

To coincide with the album release the Irishmen have just announced the ”Heathen Crusade” European headline tour. Support comes from Finnish Moonsorrow and German Der Weg Einer Freiheit!

Tour Dates of ”Heathen Crusade 2018” Presented by Metal Hammer, Deaf Forever, Guitar, Kulturnews, Metal.de, Firebird Industries & Dragon Productions of Primordial
with Moonsorrow and Der Weg Einer Freiheit:

12/04/18 NL – Leeuwarden – Neushoorn
13/04/18 NL – Tilburg – 013
14/04/18 FR – Paris – Trabendo
15/04/18 BE – Brugge – Entrepot
16/04/18 UK – London – Islington Assembly Hall
17/04/18 LU – Esch-sur-Alzette – Kulturfabrik
18/04/18 CH – Pratteln – Z7
19/04/18 DE – Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
20/04/18 DE – Leipzig – Hellraiser
21/04/18 CZ – Prague – Akropolis
22/04/18 SK – Kosice – Colloseum
23/04/18 HU – Budapest – Barba Negra
24/04/18 AT – Wien – Szene
25/04/18 DE – München – Backstage
26/04/18 DE – Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
27/04/18 DE – Bochum – Matrix
28/04/18 DE – Hamburg – Markthalle

Get your tickets nowhttp://www.dragon-productions.eu/news/
Further info herehttps://www.facebook.com/HeathenCrusade

Statement of the Primordial about the tour:

Twelve years after the original Heathen Crusade and in truth way too long we will go back on tour with Moonsorrow. A lot has changed in the world since then, more scars, more hangovers, deeper lines in our faces, but nothing changes our spiritual bond. Heathens to the bitter end and worse hangovers as we pace ’til death!

Statement of the MoonSorrow about the tour:

With great pleasure, we announce a European tour with our good friends Primordial! With these Irish fellows we had our first ever European tour in 2006. And it feels like just a few years back! Moonsorrow and Primordial always had a spiritual bond, something that makes a special line up for a tour. Don’t miss this rare chance to catch us on the same tour!

Statement of the DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT about the tour:

As big fans of Primordial ourselves it’s with great pleasure to announce that we are supporting the Irish legends on this tour along with Moonsorrow. We appreciate the chance to be part of this great package and can’t wait to present our album “Finisterre” to new audiences all around Europe. Get your tickets now and see you in April!

Other Primordial shows:
12/05/18 NO – Haugesund – Karmøygeddon Festival
09/06/18 SE – Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock
14/07/18 DE – Balingen – Bang your head
27/07/18 SI – Tolmin – Metaldays 2018

Links:

Website of the label:http://www.metalblade.com/primordial
Website:http://www.primordialweb.com
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/primordialofficial
Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/user/primordialvideo