Wednesday, October 30, 2013

News: Voidhanger

Voidhanger released a new album called Working Class Misanthropy yesterday through Pagan Records. You can now hear a song from it called No Ground To Hold here:

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News: Mord'A'Stigmata

Polish band Mord'A'Stigmata  released yesterday a new album called Ansia through Pagan Records. You can now hear a song from it called Inkaust here:

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News: Sarkom

As you know, Dark Essence Records released recently the new album of Sarkom called Doomsday Elite. Well, now they are also releasing the first two albums of the band Aggravation of Mind and Bestial Supremacy. In fact it happened two days ago, on the 28th of October.
Originally released through Twilight Vertrieb label (which doesn't exist anymore), these albums are now almost impossible to get and will initially be available digitally, before an eventual release in CD format at an as yet unspecified date. Both will come with revised artwork, and are available from all the usual digital retailers as well as direct from Dark Essence Records at:

01. Bloodstains on the Horns
02. Embraced You Shall Be
03. Alpha – Omega
04. The Chosen One
05. Aggravation of Mind’s Syndrome
06. Inside the Memories
07. Passion for Suicide
08. Cryptic Void

1. Inferior Bleeding
2. I Call Your Name
3. Bestial Supremacy
4. Infected
5. Parallel to a Wall of Fire
6. Symbolic Revulsion
7. Artificial
8. Revival of Torment
9. Crushing the Retrospective Dominions
10. Finalizing Sovereignty

And for those who don't know, Sarkom was the first band to be confirmed for the next year’s Hammerslag Festival in February.

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News: Urgehal

Black Metal band from Norway Urgehal issued the following statement:

“Trondr Nefas left us all in May 2012. For URGEHAL this meant the loss of our great friend and brother in arms. Therefore it is a very special announcement for us remaining members to tell you that the final URGEHAL album is now being recorded.
“We have decided to finish this last album in honor of our dear friend and to mark the end of URGEHAL. Trondr was looking much forward to enter the studio once again and we had already done all demo recordings for the whole album before his death.
“Nothing else remains to be done but to finish what Trondr and we had already started together. We owe this to him and his memory.

“Drums and guitars were recorded earlier this year and in October we entered the studio for the first vocal session of many. The songs will be sung by several close friends of Trondr Nefas and the band. We will reveal those names in due time.”

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News: Inquisition

New album of Inquisition Obscure Verses For The Multiverse recently released through Season of Mist is out now everywhere and you can listen to it here:

Pro-Rock (BG)
Inferno (FI)
VS-Webzine (FR)
Rock Hard (IT)
Loud! (PT)
Metal Hammer (UK)

Please find a review for Obscure Verses For The Multiverse by Lachryma Christi here:

Inquisition will also support Cradle of Filth and Behemoth on their European tour:

07/02/14 DE – München – Backstage
08/02/14 DE – Stuttgart – LKA
09/02/14 NL – Amsterdam – Melkweg
10/02/14 UK – London – Forum
11/02/14 FR – Paris – Bataclan
13/02/14 CH – Pratteln – Z7
14/02/14 DE – Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
15/02/14 DE – Bochum - Matrix
16/02/14 BE – Antwerp – Trix
18/02/14 NL – Tilburg – 013
19/02/14 LU – Luxembourg – Atelier
21/02/14 AT – Wien – Gasometer
22/02/14 DE – Chemnitz – Südbahnhof
24/02/14 SE – Gothenburg – Traedgarn
25/02/14 SE – Stockholm – Tyrol
26/02/14 DK – Copenhagen – Amager Bio
27/02/14 DK – Aarhus – Voxhall
28/02/14 DE – Hamburg – Grünspan
01/03/14 DE – Berlin – Postbahnhof

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Lachryma Christi's playlist for the week

Hoping that everyone is doing well after the storms of last days worldwide, here is Lachryma Christi's playlist for the week:

Endstille - Kapitulation 2013
Venom - Black Metal
Dimmu Borgir - Stormblast
Vlad Tepes / Belketre: March To The Black Holocaust
Immortal - Pure Holocaust
Svartsyn - Black Testament
Peste Noire - Peste Noire
Arckanum - Fenris Kindir

News: Temple of Baal

French Black/Death Metal band Temple of Baal will release a new album tomorrow, the 29th of October (12th november North America), called Verses Of Fire through Agonia Records.
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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Review: Shining's latest album "8 ½ - Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd"

As probably mostly of you already know, Swedish band Shining released a new album in September, through Dark Essence Records. The album is called 8 ½ - Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd and is a very special one.
8 ½ - Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd has 6 tracks. Why is it special? Because it has re-issues that are not simply re-issues, but different versions and also because this album has guest appearances of varied vocals such as Famine, Attila Csihar, Pehr Larsson, Gaahl, Maniac and Kvarforth himself.
8 ½ - Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd is like a retrospective on Shining stuff which kind of brings a new perspective and a new life to the songs. It is really aggressive, dragged, suffered, dark, even obscure.
If you are a fan of Shining, get this masterpiece, it is really inspiring and introspective, makes you think. A lot. Really impressive, very good. Lachryma Christi got speechless after listening to it. It is incredibly strong and passionate. Full of emotions and anger and pain. Honestly, get it now!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Review: Ewigkeit's latest album "Back to Beyond"

Last August, British Black Metal band Ewigkeit released a new album. After waiting 8 years for a new album, we can now feel delighted with this new album called Back to Beyond.
It has 8 tracks and is one of the best albums for 2013 for Lachryma Christi. It is really full, really emotional, goosebumps everywhere really.
It is really melodic, has a throaty and dragged voice but also a clean voice singing amazing beautiful catchy melodies. Really, in two words: very good!
It's not everyday that Lachryma Christi is surprised by amazing stuff like this, it is really good to know that Britain still has good artists like Ewigkeit. For those who don't know, Ewigkeit is a one man band. Well, Mr. Fog should be proud of what he did here, because this is truly amazing.
If you like experimental Black Metal with melodies and pretty stuff, this is for you. No regrets, that's a promise. So go for it, it deserves to be heard, loved and shared.
Artwork cover is great, really "hot" and full of feelings.

News: Revenge

Canadian band Revenge signed a deal with Season of Mist and will be recording a new album in 2014.
Revenge have been loved by some and hated by others, and in the end, for both sides, remains the curiosity to see what they will present us in this album.

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News: Mord'A'Stigmata

Polish band Mord'A'Stigmata signed a deal with Pagan Records this Summer. For those who don't know, the band will be releasing a new album on the 29th of October. It will be called Ansia.

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Monday, October 21, 2013

News: Ephel Duath

Ephel Duath premiere a lyric video for the song Shaped By Darkness from the upcoming album Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness (to be released on the 19th of November in Europe and 26th of November in North America, through Agonia Records).
You can watch it here:

You can find a review for Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness, by Lachryma Christi, here:

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News: Rotting Christ tour

Rotting Christ and Twilight of the Gods tour just started on the 16th of October in Hamburg, Germany, with the support of Negura Bunget.

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News: Necrophobic

Swedish Death/Black Metal band Necrophobic just released a new track from the upcoming album Womb of Lilithu, to be released on the 25th of October through Season of Mist. The song is called The Necromancer and you can listen to it on the following websites: (DE)
Rock Hard (GR)
Rockerilla (IT)
Terrorizer (UK)

Womb of Lilithu tracklist:

01. Womb of Lilithu

02. Splendour Nigri Solis
03. Astaroth
04. Furfur
05. Black Night Raven
06. The Necromancer
07. Marquis Phenex
08. Asmodee
09. Marchosias
10. Matanbuchus
11. Paimon
12. Opium Black
13. Infinite Infernalis
14. Amdusias

Womb of Lilithu will be released as a Digipak CD, black double LP with white splatters (limited to 150 copies), clear double LP (limited to 400 copies), and regular black double LP, and you can pre-order it here:

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News: Niklas Kvarforth

Niklas Kvarforth book called When Prozac No Longer Helps which was published in last December sold out in a very short time, meaning a second edition just came out on the 23rd of Semptember.
You can find on it some minor corrections, and two additional lyrics, one being those for the song Through Corridors of Oppression which was previously omitted, and lyrics which Kvarforth wrote for Norwegian Black Metallers URGEHAL six months before the death of their frontman Trondr Nefas.
The second edition of the book will also feature Swedish and English lyrics and will be limited to 500 copies signed by Niklas Kvarforth.

You can (if there are any copies left yet, that is) buy it from the band's webshop:

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News: Australasia

This is not properly new, but only now Lachryma Christi had the opportunity to share this with you. Italian post Black Metal band Australasia just released a video produced by Tim Van Helsdingen.
The song in the video is called Antenna and you can watch it here:

Keep an eye out, as a review for their recent album Vertebra will be up soon!

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Lachryma Christi's playlist for the week

New playlist!

Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
Venom - Black Metal
Marduk - Opus Nocturne
Wrong - Memories of Sorrow
Progenie Terrestre Pura - U.M.A.
Sarkom - Doomsday Elite
Dordeduh - Dar De Duh
Abigail Williams - Becoming
Eïs - Wetterkreuz
Ne Obliviscaris - Portal of I

Friday, October 18, 2013

News: Blodarv

Danish Black Metal band Blodarv uploaded a fan-filmed video featuring six songs from the show at the Danish island of Bornholm, which took place in June this year.
The video is called The Island Ceremony and you can watch it here:


01.Where the Beast Dwell (intro)
02.Blood Red Rocks
03.Civitas Diaboli
04.A Snowy Night In November
05.Korset Paa Baalet
06. Beyond Life 

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

News: Temple of Baal

Temple of Baal just revealed a second track from the upcoming album called Verses Of Fire, and you can listen to it here: 

Verses Of Fire is scheduled to be released through Agonia Records on the 29th of October in Europe and on the 11th of November in North America. It will be available in digipack CD, limited double LP and extra limited gold LP (66 copies only).
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News: Ragnarok on tour with Incantation

Norwegian Black Metal band Ragnarok will be touring in Europe with Incantation, American Death Metal band.

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Friday, October 11, 2013

News: Necrophobic

Swedish Death/Black Metal band Necrophobic just released a third song from their upcoming album Womb of Lilithu. The song is called Asmodee and you can listen to it here:

Legacy (DE) (GR) (FI) (FR) (NO)
Revolver (US)

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News: Endstille on tour with Ondskapt and Koldbrann

German Black Metal band Endstille will be touring with Ondskapt and Koldbrann early next year. Find the schedule below, as well as schedule for other dates still this year that might interest you.

You can also find an interview with Endstille by Lachryma Christi here:

Other ENDSTILLE tour dates:
25 Oct 13 Plzen (CZ) Phantoms Of Pilsen Festival
26 Oct 13 Erfurt (DE) Club From Hell (+ Koldbrann)
15 Nov 13 Rostock (DE) Alte Zuckerfabrik
16 Nov 13 Aachen (DE) Bunker
22 Feb 14 Braunschweig (DE) B 58
14 Jun 14 Weismain (DE) Legacy Open Air

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News: Code

British Black Metal band Code just revealed a second song from their upcoming album Augur Nox. The song is called Becoming Host and you can listen to it here: 

Please find a review to the album by Lachryma Christi here:

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Thursday, October 10, 2013


Being off for a whole month in Summer brought some prejudice to Lachryma Christi, even though it was necessary by then for personal reasons.
Finally today Lachryma Christi managed to catch up with all the e-mails, replying to everyone that was awaiting for a reply for a while now. So you should expect loads of news and reviews to be published in the next few days.
Lachryma Christi apologizes for any inconvenience caused to the bands and labels etc, but everything is under control now.
This is also a good opportunity to let you know that there won't be no playlist next Monday, but after that it will get back to normal, and also the radio broadcast is coming up soon.

Review: Welter in Thy Blood's recent album "Todestrieb"

Doom/ Black Metal band from USA Welter in Thy Blood released this Summer an album called Todestrieb through Dusktone. For those who don't know, Welter in Thy Blood formed in 2006 and their concept is all around misanthropy and death and suicide. Human extinction.
Todestrieb is their third album and is just amazing. Really atmospheric and experimental, a bit hard to get into but once you do, you will love it.
It is just so strong and emotional, making your skin crawl and making all your feelings come to surface.
If you are a fan of Doom or Black Metal or both, this is just perfect.
Really good and experienced musicians, acting as a whole where nothing sounds random. Unexpected sounds and melancholic melodies that will leave you out of words, really really good work.
Lachryma Christi hopes everyone has the chance to listen to this album. It is a bit depressive as of course it should be because it is made to be depressive and angry, but so good! The artwork cover is very interesting too.
Let's hope Welter in Thy Blood keep up the good work and present us with much more good stuff in the future.

Review: Túrin Turambar's latest album "Rzeczpospolita Czartowska"

Sadly only now Lachryma Christi had the chance to listen to the album Rzeczpospolita Czartowska by polish Experimental Black Metal band Túrin Turambar. It was released in the beginning of this year. It was self-released and reached Lachryma Christi inbox through Godz of War Productions.
This is actually a great album if you are in a mood for something different. It is quite dark and heavy and bassy, voice is not very Black Metalish and there a lot of Death Metal influences in the riffs and rhythms, but is a good album. Very different from anything we have been listening to, and it is a shame if it doesn't become known, because it is good.
Musicians are good and very creative, exploring the instruments the best way possible, it is really good and also entertaining if we can put it this way.
There are some calm doomish parts, really really heavy and full.
So if you are looking for something different, not very fast, not very screamy (but throaty anyway), not traditional at all, go for it. These guys deserve it.

News: Root

Pioneers of black/dark metal in Eastern Europe, the band Root just released on the 24th of September a special anniversary recording through Agonia Records. It marks the 25 years of band's existence and it consists of exclusive live material. Was recorded between 2007 and 2012. The audio disc (and LP version) features the full show recorded at Melodka Music Club (Brno, Czech Republic) on 19th of November 2011, and the additional DVD includes road documentaries full of backstage, bonus and exclusive material as well as live songs filmed at Hammer Open Air (Lieto, Finland 2012), Noctis Fest (Calgary, Canada 2010), Brutal Assault Festival (Josefov, Czech Republic 2007+2012), No Mercy European Tour 2007 and a bunch of other shows.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

News: Temple of Baal

French Death/Black Metal band Temple of Baal revealed details of their upcoming album, which should be released on the 22nd of October in Europe and on the 12th of November in North America through Agonia Records. It will be called Verses Of Fire, and will be available as digipack CD, limited double LP and extra limited gold LP (66 copies only).

Verses Of Fire tracklist:

01. το αστέρι 418

02. Bloodangel
03. Arcana Silentium
04. The 10th Aethyr
05. Gates Of Death
06. Gnosis Of Fire
07. Golden Wings Of Azazel
08. Lord Of The Raging Seas
09. Serpens Luminis
10. Walls Of Fire

The band will be playing in the Wolfthrone Festival.

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News: Shining to headline "Razors Over Europe 2013 tour"

Swedish band Shining will be headlining Razors Over Europe 2013 tour which will take place over 17 dates during November and December of this year.
Crest of Darkness and Sterbhaus will be supporting the tour.

Dates already announced:

22 -  Tiyatrom, Berlin, Germany
23 - Skullcrusher, Dresden, Germany
24 -  Viper Room, Vienna, Austria
25 - Gala Hala, Ljubljana, Slovenia
26 – Freak Out Club, Bologna, Italy
27 – TBA, Switzerland
28 – Ninkasi Kao, Lyon, France
29 – Secret Place, Montpellier, France
30 – Nouveau Casino, Paris, France
01 – Effenaar, Eindhoven
02 – Magasin 4, Brussels, Belgium
03 – Electrowerkz, London, England
04 – Lomax, Liverpool, England
05 – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, England
06 – The  Pint, Dublin, Eire
07 – TBA, UK
08 – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow, Scotland

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News: Rotting Christ and Twilight of the Gods on tour

Rotting Christ and Twilight of the Gods will be on tour together, having bands like Negura Bunget as support.
There are some dates announced:

16 Oct 13 Hamburg (DE) Markthalle
18 Oct 13 Oberhausen (DE) Helvette
19 Oct 13 Straubing (DE) Metal Invasion Festival
22 Oct 13 Pratteln (CH) Z7
24 Oct 13 Eindhoven (NL) Effenaar
25 Oct 13 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
26 Oct 13 Rennes (FR) Liberté / L'Etage
29 Oct 13 Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg
01 Nov 13 Glasgow (UK) Audio
02 Nov 13 Leeds (UK) Damnation Festival
03 Nov 13 Dublin (IE) The Pint
05 Nov 13 London (UK) Electrowerkz

More dates to be announced.

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News: Cult of Erinyes

Black Metal band from Belgium Cult of Erinyes revealed details from the album which will be released on the 28th of October through Code666, and which will be called Blessed Extinction.

Blessed Extinction tracklist:

01. From the Shattered Skies
02. 自爆 (Jibaku)
03. Unspoiled Beauty
04. Bipolar
05. Dissolve into the Stars
06. Sunken Cities
07. The Vlasov Notes
08. Coda

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News: Handful of Hate

Black Metal band Handful of Hate will be releasing a new album through Code666 called To Perdition. It is supposed to come out on the 12th of November. Beyond the usual Digipack CD and Digital Download, the album will be available in a deluxe Handmade Torture BOX CD,  which will feature one bonus track, several torture items and exclusive t-shirt.

To Perdition tracklist:

01. To Perdition 
02. Far Beyond All Scourges 
03. Swines Graced Gods 
04. Cursed be your Breast 
05. Caro Data Vermibus 
06. Larvae 
07. Ornaments for Derision 
08. Ex Abrupto 
09. Words like Worms 
10. Feeding Suggerings 
11. Damnatio Ad Bestias (bonus track ltd edition)

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News: Galar

Norwegian Black/Folk Metal band Galar are working on their third album which will be called De Gjenlevende (The Bereaved) and is supposed to be released in early 2014.
You can watch a video for the drum sessions here:

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News: Code

You can now watch a video trailer for the upcoming album of Code Augur Nox, which will come out in November: 

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News: Cadaveria - official trailer

You can now watch the official trailer for the double DVD Karma, which is scheduled to be released on the 22nd October, 2013 via Scarlet Records:

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Review: Gehenna's upcoming album "Unravel"

So 8 years later Norwegian Black Metal band Gehenna are finally releasing a new album. It will come out in the next few days, October 14th worldwide (October 11th G/A and Norway).
The album is called Unravel and is full of hate. Really aggressive. It has 8 tracks, all of them really strong and angry, even doomish at times, really dragged and furious.
Even though this is a Black Metal album, don't expect any extremely fast rhythms or catchy guitar riffs full of melancholic melodies, that is just not going to happen all the time. Unravel is much more dark and heavy and if you are expecting something really traditional you won't probably understand this album. It is really powerful and full of blackness in every detail of each song.
So basically, this Gehenna were a great acquisition for Indie Recordings and this is a great album from a great band. If you are one of those who have been waiting since 2005, just go for it, it is good and you will certainly like it. Hopefully next time Gehenna won't leave us waiting for such a long time and more works like this will come!
Also important to mention, the artwork cover. It is simply amazing, have a look at it below!

News: Code

Code just revealed a song from the upcoming album Augur Nox. The song is called Glimlight Tourist and you can listen to it here: 

Please find a review for Augur Nox by Lachryma Christi here:

Augur Nox tracklist:

01. Black Rumination
02. Becoming Host
03. Ecdysis
04. Glimlight Tourist
- Dx. (interlude)
05. Garden Chancery
06. The Lazarus Cord
07. The Shrike Screw
- Rx. (interlude)
08. Trace of God
09. Harmonies in Cloud
10. White Tryptych 

Watch the album trailer here:

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