Thursday, March 24, 2016

Krigsgrav and Giant of the Mountain spring tour in April

Black Metal band Krigsgrav  and Death Metal band Giant of the Mountain just announced that they have teamed up with to sponsor their Spring 2016 East Coast U.S. tour. The tour will be in support of Krigsgrav's upcoming album Waves of Degradation and Giant of the Mountain's The Empty Quarter. CEO Chris Gonda said about the sponsorship: "PureGrainAudio is thrilled to be sponsoring this tour! We love to help gifted, up-and-coming artists and Krigsgrav and Giant of the Mountain are no exceptions. - Chris Gonda, Publisher

Giant of the Mountain said the following about the upcoming tour: "We are very excited to hit the road this spring in support of our upcoming release, The Empty Quarter, on Burning Dogma Records. We are venturing into new territories with new music and we can't wait to share it with you all."

Krigsgrav added: "This is our first ever tour, and we can't wait to spread our music to the masses of the eastern USA! We intend to show people that strong, diverse, passionate music can come from anywhere in this vast country of ours... even TX."

Krigsgrav/Giant of the Mountain Spring Tour Dates:

04/01 - Little Rock, AR @ Vino’s
04/02 - Chicago, IL @ LiveWire Lounge
04/03 - Cincinnati, OH @ Rake’s End
04/04 - Buffalo, NY @ The Lair
04/05 - Albany, NY @ The Fuze Box
04/06 - Burlington, VT @ TBA
04/07 - Manchester, NH @ Shaskeen Pub
04/08 - Portland, ME @ Space Gallery
04/09 - Belchertown, MA @ House Show
04/10 - Brooklyn, NY @ Black Bear Bar
04/11 - Philadelphia, PA @ TBA
04/12 - Baltimore, MD @ The Depot
04/13 - Richmond, VA @ 25 WATT
04/14 - Chapel Hill. NC @ Local 506
04/15 - Atlanta, GA @ TBA
04/16 - Jackson, MS @ Big Sleepy’s
04/17 - Dallas, TX @ Reno’s Chop Shop

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Rotting Christ released the first video of new album

Rotting Christ just released a video for the track For A Voice Like Thunder, from the new album called Rituals that came out in February through Season of Mist. The song features Nick Holmes (Paradise Lost) as guest vocals, and you can stream the video here:

Sakis Tolis comments: "Dear all, we present to you our first official lyric video in support of our latest album 'Rituals' with pride. This song has been inspired by the poetry of William Blake and contains long forgotten but nonetheless very meaningful words, which influenced us during our writing sessions. Hopefully you will enjoy 'For A Voice Like Thunder' as much as we do!"

Below you can see artwork and tracklist for Rituals:


1. In Nomine Dei Nostri
2. זה נגמר (Ze Nigmar)
3. Ἐλθὲ Κύριε (Elthe Kyrie)
4. Les Litanies De Satan (Les Fleurs Du Mal)
5. Ἄπαγε Σατανά (Apage Satana)
6. Του Θάνατου (Tou Thanatou)
7. For A Voice Like Thunder
8. Konx Om Pax
9. देवदेवं (Devadevam)
10. The Four Horsemen
11. Lok'tar Ogar [bonus track]

(Photo by Ester Segarra)

Sakis: vocals, guitars
Themis: drums
Van Ace: bass
George: guitars

Guest musicians (in order of appearance)
Magus (NECROMANTIA) - In Nomine Dei Nostri
Danai Katsameni (NATIONAL HELLENIC THEATER) -  Ἐλθὲ Κύριε (Elthe Kyrie)
Vorph (SAMAEL) - Les Litanies De Satan (Les Fleurs Du Mal)
Nick Holmes (PARADISE LOST) - For A Voice Like Thunder
Kathir (Rudra) - देवदेवं (Devadevam)

Available formats
Digibox CD with extras
Double Gatefold Vinyl LP in various colours

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Ragnarok stream new album "Psychopathology" ahead of release

Blackmetal band from norway Ragnarok are releasing a new album on the 25th of March called Psychopathology and you can already listen to it here:

This will be the first album of Ragnarok that doesn't feature founder Jontho on drums. As he took the place of frontman, the drum kit is taken over by Dauden drummer, Malignant, who joined the band in 2014.

Jontho says: "Your wait will finally come to an end in 2016 when we release "Psychopathology", our eighth full-length album. I can say with absolute certainty that this album will be the best in RAGNAROK's career to date. It is the result of dedication, hard work, and the musical skills of our lineup, and is the next stage in the band's development, both musically and lyrically. "Psychopathology" is about to unleash total chaos upon you as it invites you to dive deeper into the dark recesses of the human mind".

Guitarist Bolverk says: “The new Ragnarok album follows in the footsteps of its predecessor ‘Malediction’. A mix of old Ragnarok and newer inspiration. The title of the album is ‘Psychopathology’, a term which in short means to dissect someone’s mind. A couple of lines of text from the title track are: “I’m inside your mind. I dissect your soul,” and one of the points of the lyrics is that sometimes the cure is worse than the disease. This is by no means a concept album, but most of the lyrics can be associated with madness or deviation in some form or another. To make it very brief: ‘Dominance and Submission’ is about sadomasochism. ‘The Eighth of the Seven Plagues’ and ‘Heretic’ are about religion. ‘Where Dreams go to Die’ is about madness. ‘Lies’ and ‘I Hate’ are pretty self-explanatory. ‘Into the Abyss’ is about the dark path that most of us are on. ‘Infernal Majesty’ is a tribute to our master. ‘Blood’ is about sacrifice. ‘My Creator’ has some very personal lyrics written by Jontho, while the other lyrics are written by (myself) Bolverk”.

1. Dominance and Submission
2. I Hate
3. Psychopathology
4. My Creator
5. Infernal Majesty
6. Heretic
7. Into The Abyss
8. The Eighth Of The Seven Plagues
9. Lies
10. Blood
11. Where Dreams Come To Die

Psychopathology is available in the following formats:
- Jewelcase CD.
- Limited black vinyl.
- Limited to 133 handnumbrered copies transparent brown vinyl with red, yellow, white and blue splatter.
- Limited to 666 numbered copies CD BOX including the new album in CD format, a pin with a logo, poster, booklet with rare footage and old interview, and a bonus compilation CD "Chaos and insanity between 1994-2004" (featuring all of the band's early demos and EP's).
- T-shirt.
- Digital.

On March 25th Ragnarok will also release a special compilation album titled Chaos and insanity between 1994-2004, featuring a rare collection of the band's early demos and EPs.

Chaos and insanity between 1994-2004 tracklist:
I.Pagan Land demo 1994*
1. Intro
2. Pagan Land
3. From The Darkest Deep
4. Et Vinterland I Nord
5. Hammerens Slag
6. Ragnarok
II.Various Unreleased tracks:
7. Et Vinterland I Nord**
8 .Under The Wings of Satan (demo)***
9. Fainted Eyes****
10. Live 2004*****

*Recorded in Haga audio in October 1994;
**Recorded in Sarpsborg , September 1994 and taken from the compilation cd called Ørevox;
***Pre-production for the album In Nomine Satanas, recorded in Attic studio in Sarpsborg in 2001;
****Celtic Frost cover taken from the tribute album Order of The Tyrants 2003, Black Lotus Records;
*****Live is from the Blackdoor Miracle Tour in 2004 with Behemoth, Krisiun and Incantation somewhere in Europe. Included only in the CD version.

Chaos and insanity between 1994-2004 is available in the following formats:

- Limited to 666 copies CD BOX (including a pin with a logo, poster, booklet with rare footage and old interview, and the band's new album, "Psychopathology").
- Limited black vinyl.
- Limited to 133 handnumbered copies red vinyl.
- T-shirt.x

Ragnarok's next shows:
20-21.05.2016 - Steelfest Open Air, Finland
01-03.07.2016 - With Full Force Festival, Germany

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Numenorean sign with Season of Mist

Post-blackmetal from Canada Numenorean just signed with Season of Mist, and they will release their first full-length album through the same. 

The band comments: "We feel very privileged and honored to join the Season of Mist family. Moreover, we have no doubt that this partnership is the best possible step to take in order to fully realize not only the vision of our soon to be released full-length, but all future pieces of work as well."

The band started few years ago, was formed by the brothers Brandon and Byron Lemley who released a demo in 2014, Demo 2014, The reception was very good. In the meanwhile they recruited more members and all of them contributed for the debut album. They are trying that the album is ready by Summer.

Brandon Lemley: vocals
Byron Lemley: guitar, vocals
Roger Leblanc: guitar, vocals
Rhys Friesen: bass, vocals
David Horrocks: drums, vocals

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Hecate Enthroned Latin America Tour 2016

Metal Recusants 5th Anniversary concert

Heavy Metal webzine and Colchester Arts Centre announced that the Metal Recusants 5th Anniversary show will be on the 14th May at the Colchester Arts Centre (UK) with the following bands: Winterfylleth, Fen, The King Is Blind and Terra.
Tickets are only £8 (£7 concessions) and may be purchased directly from the venue

There are two posters for this show. One was designed by Winterfylleth’s Simon Lucas and the other by Metal Recusants’ designer and writer, Ricardo Esparza. You may see them below:

Poster by Ricardo Esparza:

Poster by Simon Lucas:

For more information about the bands performing at the anniversary show, please visit their respective websites:

Glorior Belli reveal details of new album

Avant-garde blackmetal band from France Glorior Belli are releasing a new album on the 6th of May through Agonia Records. The album will be called Sundown (The Flock That Welcomes), and the band announced that they are returning to their roots.
You can listen to a song of the new album here:

"The production is by far one of the best that Glorior Belli ever had" - comments the band. "Drums & Bass are absolutely devilish and placed under the spotlight. Everything was recorded, mixed and mastered in our own studios, having an absolute control as usual over the sound. The guitar work overall will bring you back to the origins of Glorior Belli".

"Conceptually wise, Sundown (The Flock That Welcomes) will smother you with darkness and light, both stuffed down your throat with the same rage that could be heard on Glorior Belli's ealier records. When the Night is coming down on you, will you find a way through the dark? A record for the very few of us who truly embrace the desire to break from the cosmic prison". 

1. Lies-Strangled Skies
2. World So Spurious
3. Rebels In Disguise
4. Thrall Of Illusions
5. Sundown (The Flock That Welcomes)
6. Satanists Out of Cosmic Jail
7. Upheaval In Chaos Waters
8. We Whose Glory Was Despised

The album will be available on the following formats:
- Jewelcase CD.
- Regular black gatefold LP (limited to 200 handnumbered copies).
- Gold gatefold LP (limited to 100 handnumbered copies).
- T-shirt in two different designs.
- Digital.

You may pre-order the album here:

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