Latest news: Thu, Sep 25 2014
Thu, Sep 25 2014: NECROPHAGIA
NECROPHAGIA are now unleashing a new crushing song of their forthcoming evil masterpiece 'WhiteWorm Cathedral'. The masters of US horror metal have conspired with the following official media partners in crime to exclusively stream "Elder Things":
‘WhiteWorm Cathedral’ will be released as a Digipak CD, various limited colour LPs and merchandising. All formats are available for pre-order on the Season of Mist e-shop.
Last November, NECROPHAGIA released an exclusive non-album track entitled "The Wicked". Watch the lyrics video on YouTube!.
Formed in 1983, NECROPHAGIA were one of the very first death metal bands in the United States. Often considered pioneers in the "Horror Metal" genre, the band gained notoriety after cutting their teeth in the underground by staging ambitious live shows, chalk full of blood, guts and gore. The band went on to receive world-wide acclaim for their 1998 release of 'Holocausto de la Morte', the band's genre-defining album featuring PANTERA frontman Phil Anselmo. Following this landmark album, NECROPHAGIA went on to release several well-received full lengths and EPs, most of them available on Season of Mist’s e-shop.
Thu, Sep 25 2014: NIGHTBRINGER
NIGHTBRINGER are now premiering their soul crushing new full length 'Ego Dominus Tuus'. The American orthodox black metal cultists have chosen the following official media partners to exclusively stream the album in full:
'Ego Dominus Tuus' is already available from the Season of Mist shop.
Thu, Sep 25 2014: NE OBLIVISCARIS
Australian progressive metal outfit NE OBLIVISCARIS are now unveiling a new track of their forthcoming second album 'Citadel'. "Painters of the Tempest (Part III): Reveries from the Stained Glass Womb" is exclusively streaming via these official media partners:
The band comments: "We present to you 'Painters Of The Tempest Part 3'... another piece of the 23 minute song that forms the centrepiece of our new album 'Citadel'. This is the final part of the song and it follows straight after 'Part 2, Movement 3: Curator' that was the taste of our new album released online earlier this month. We definitely feel that 'Painters Of The Tempest in its entirety is our most ambitious work to date and Part 3, featuring only acoustic guitar and violin and showcasing a completely different side to the band, is something we are particular proud of."
'Citadel' will be released on November 7th (November 11th in North America). Here are the cover artwork and track listing:
'Citadel' will be available on Digipak CD, various limited coloured vinyl editions, and merchandising. Pre-order now on the Season of Mist shop!
NE OBLIVISCARIS recently broke multi platinum artist ESKIMO JOE's Australian record for the most money ever raised for a music-related crowd funding project. On June 30th, NE OBLIVISCARIS announced a crowd funding campaign through Pozible.com for a world tour with a campaign goal of $40,000. The band raised the money in merely 38 hours. NE OBLIVISCARIS continued the campaign thereafter, and 10 days later, topped ESKIMO JOE's previous record of $60,736, having raised $61,752 with still another 49 days to go in their campaign. Pozible co-founder and Director, Rick Chen commented on the band's stunning achievement: "We are thrilled to see a growing number of music projects successfully reaching their target on Pozible and love the diversity of our audience and their tastes in music. It's great to see that NE OBLIVISCARIS, a progressive metal band with a classical violinist have such a strong support base that they not only join EDO AND JO and ESKIMO JOE in our top five biggest ever music campaigns they are leading the charge as the biggest-ever." More information about NE OBLIVISCARIS' crowd-funding campaign can be found here.
With adventurous, progressive, and nuanced compositions NE OBLIVISCARIS is a band with profound depth and a musical proficiency at the highest levels. With their first demo 'The Aurora Veil' in 2007, NE OBLIVISCARIS garnered significant word-of-mouth within the metal underground. In 2012, their self produced debut album, 'Portal of I' showcased their unique array of influences and dynamic songwriting, and sent shock waves through the metal underground once again. Met with even more praise, 'Portal of I' made several "Best of 2012" lists.
Thu, Sep 25 2014: GHOST BRIGADE
Acclaimed Finnish melancholic metal band GHOST BRIGADE have released a second teaser video in advance of their highly anticipated new full-length 'IV - One with the Storm', which has been scheduled for release on November 7th. The tongue in cheek clip, featuring music taken from the new album and a quite witchy touch, can be viewed here.
'IV - One with the Storm' will be released as a Digipak CD with bonus tracks, deluxe clamshell box with double LP and bonus 7", various coloured LP formats, regular CD, and merchandising. The bonus tracks on the limited Digipak and the bonus 7" are remixes of "Long Way To The Graves" and "Disembodied Voices" by Jonny Wanha, who previously remixed "In the Woods" (from previous album 'Until Fear No Longer Defines Us') in 2012. All formats are now available for pre-order!.
Thu, Sep 25 2014: EXIVIOUS
Dutch progressive quartet EXIVIOUS have just released a new stunning play through video for the song "Deeply Woven" taken from their album 'Liminal'. The clip can be viewed here. Disclaimer: Please take care not to break or entangle your fingers while trying to copy the moves of former CYNIC guitarist Tymon Kruidenier!
On further news EXIVIOUS have announced a string of European shows as main support of TEXTURES for the latter's 'Polars 10th Anniversary Tour' this autumn.
The massive prog party begins on October 24th at the Ebulliton in Bulle (CH) and takes 3 more stops on the way to the final show in Amstelveen (NL) on the 31st of October. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be viewed below.
24 Oct 14 Bulle (CH) Ebullition
25 Oct 14 Lyon (FR) CCO
29 Oct 14 London (UK) The Garage
30 Oct 14 Eindhoven (NL) Effenaar
31 Oct 14 Amstelveen (NL) P60
Furthermore EXIVIOUS have announced several festival performances:
03 Oct 14 Köln (DE) Euroblast Festival X
17 Oct 14 Bangalore (IN) E-Zone Club, Marathahalli
15 Nov 14 Nürnberg (DE) Generation Prog Festival
EXIVIOUS are touring in support of their critically-acclaimed album 'Liminal', which is available for purchase at the Season of Mist shop. Artwork and tracklist are shown below.
Thu, Sep 25 2014: HARK & KEN MODE
Canadian post-hardcore outfit KEN mode and Welsh heavy rock power trio HARK are kicking off their three week road trip today, September 25th at the Winston in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The power pair will continue to rock through nine European countries until their final show in the UK at Swansea's Garage on October 19th. All dates can be viewed below.
25 Sep 14 Amsterdam (NL) Winston
26 Sep 14 Oss (NL) Groene Engel
27 Sep 14 København (DK) Stengade
28 Sep 14 Flensburg (DE) Folksbad
30 Sep 14 Bruxelles (BE) Magasin4
01 Oct 14 Orleans (FR) L'Astrolabe
02 Oct 14 Nantes (FR) Ferrailleur
03 Oct 14 Barcelona (ES) Razzmatazz (Ritual Cvlt Fest)
05 Oct 14 Madrid (ES) Barracudas
06 Oct 14 Toulouse (FR) Saint des Seins
07 Oct 14 Montpellier (FR) Black Sheep
08 Oct 14 Milano (IT) LoFi
09 Oct 14 Innsbruck (AT) PMK
10 Oct 14 Chemnitz (DE) AC17
11 Oct 14 Leipzig (DE) Zoro
12 Oct 14 Liège (BE) La Zona
14 Oct 14 London (UK) The Black Heart
17 Oct 14 Glasgow (UK) Audio
18 Oct 14 Sheffield (UK) South Sea
19 Oct 14 Swansea (UK) Garage
HARK will also perform at:
01 Nov 14 Leeeds (UK) University Union (Damnation Festival)
HARK are touring in support of their debut full-length album, 'Crystalline', which is available in various formats through the Season of Mist shop. The band has released a lyric video for the track "Black Hole South West".
The album artwork of 'Crystalline' was designed by HARK guitarist/vocalist Jimbob Isaac, himself an acclaimed graphic artist who has worked with the likes of RED FANG, CLUTCH, MELVINS, KVELERTAK and more. The album cover and track list for 'Crystalline' can be found below:
KEN mode released their latest critically acclaimed album 'Entrench' in March 2013. It can still be ordered in various formats including collectors' vinyl in different colours through the Season of Mist shop.
KEN mode have also published an animated lyric video for their stunning track "The Terror Pulse", which can be viewed here.
"[Entrench] is a roller-coaster of acrimony, going from high-energy bouts of back alley sonic fisticuffs to moody pieces incorporating classical instrumentation and tenderness". 5/5 Terrorizer
Thu, Sep 25 2014: 1349
Norwegian black metal tyrants 1349 (Ravn -Vocals, Frost [SATYRICON] - Drums, Seidemann - Bass, Archaon - Guitars) are streaming their vicious new full-length album 'Massive Cauldron of Chaos'. The album, which has been called "a welcome return for 1349 and a record that will surely reconfirm their standing in the modern black metal world" (Metal Hammer UK) and "their most eclectic and perhaps definitive album to date" (New Noise Magazine) is streaming now at Lambgoat.com.
1349 previously premiered their new video for "Slaves" here. "Slaves" is the lead track from 'Massive Cauldron of Chaos'.
'Massive Cauldron of Chaos' will be released in North America on September 30, and will be available across multiple CD, vinyl, and cassette formats. Pre-orders are available here.