Latest news: Thu, Nov 27 2014
Thu, Nov 27 2014: NE OBLIVISCARIS
Australia's dark progressive metal visionaries NE OBLIVISCARIS are taking their home continent by storm. In the wake of their new album 'Citadel' entering at #42 on Australia's top 50 charts and #12 on the Australian Artist Album chart category, NE OBLIVISCARIS continue to break records on their ongoing Down Under tour with label mates BEYOND CREATION. Impressions from the Melbourne show can be viewed here.
NE OBLIVISCARIS sold over 700 tickets for their show at 170 Russell in Melbourne, which is the largest turnout for an Australian metal band in at least a decade, cementing their status as their country's biggest band in the extreme music genre. They were also the first metal band from Down Under to hit their national charts in many years, which put them alongside international recording artists such as FOO FIGHTERS, SLIPKNOT, TAYLOR SWIFT, KATY PERRY, and more.
Regarding their charting, NE OBLIVISCARIS commented: "When you play in a band like ours and release an album like 'Citadel', charting in the mainstream pop charts is not something you ever really consider so this is a bit surreal to us. A massive thank you to all our Australian fans for your support on this tour and buying our new album!"
A list of remaining dates can be found below
28 Nov 14 Newcastle (AU) The Cambridge (+Beyond Creation)
29 Nov 14 Brisbane (AU) The Brightside (+Beyond Creation)
06 Dec 14 Perth (AU) Amplifier Bar
On further news, NE OBLIVISCARIS have already been confirmed for the prestigious Hellfest in Clisson, France on June 19th to 21st, 2015 and more shows worldwide are currently being planned.
NE OBLIVISCARIS are touring in support of their brand new album 'Citadel', which has been released on November 7th and is now available via the Season of Mist shop and in Australia through this link. The album is also streaming in its entirety here. Artwork and track-listing can be viewed below:
Thu, Nov 27 2014: DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT
German black metal trail blazers DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT reveal a first glimpse of their work on the forthcoming new album, to be released by Season of Mist in the first half of 2015. Footage of the drum tracking can be seen here.
DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT have been called "...one of the best up-and-coming bands in the black metal scene today." by Sputnik Music.com and "...the future of German Extreme-Metal" by KREATOR's Mille Petrozza (Spiegel Online), have also released a studio re-recording of a song taken from their previous EP 'Agonie'. A video clip of the track "Der stille Fluss" is streaming here
On further news, DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT have already been confirmed to perform at next year’s edition of the prestigious Roadburn festival!
Thu, Nov 27 2014: INQUISITION
Upcoming release: "Invoking The Majestic Throne Of Satan"
Release date: Mon, Feb 23 2015, US Tue, Feb 24 2015
INQUISITION are now revealing the artwork of the reissue of their highly praised sophomore full-length 'Invoking the Majestic Throne of Satan', which has been scheduled for release on February 23rd, 2015 (one day later in North America). This is part of Season of Mist exclusively releasing the official catalogue of the US black metal prodigies.
'Invoking the Majestic Throne of Satan' will come as all reissues will with new artwork by the renowned artist Paolo Girardi, who already created the cover art for INQUISITION's latest album 'Obscure Verses For The Multiverse' (2013). The original artwork will be included as well with each re-release. Girardi's covers are part of an overarching concept and should be seen in conjunction. More details about his mysterious work will be revealed with the final re-release. His cover for 'Invoking the Majestic Throne of Satan' can be viewed below:
The reissue of INQUISITION’s debut album 'Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient Cult', which was originally released in 1998 will be available on January 26th, 2015 and can now be pre-ordered from the Season of Mist shop. The album will come in various formats including strictly limited leather sleeves!
Only the releases via Season of Mist are official. Every other edition is nothing but a bootleg and theft against the artist. The only notable exceptions are the US versions by American label Hells Headbangers Records. These will be replaced by Season of Mist editions at a later point in time.
On further news, INQUISITION have already announced headlining shows in Europe for January and February 2015. The black metal duo will be joined by the dark forces of Finland's ARCHGOAT, the legendary Swedes ONDSKAPT and BLACKDEATH from Russia. A full list of confirmed shows can be viewed below.
20 Jan 15 Berlin (DE) K17
21 Jan 15 Kraków (PL) Fabryka Club
22 Jan 15 Prague (CZ) Nová Chmelnice
23 Jan 15 Erfurt (DE) From Hell
24 Jan 15 München (DE) Backstage
25 Jan 15 Lausanne (CH) Le Romandie
26 Jan 15 Brescia (IT) Circolo Colony
27 Jan 15 Luxemburg (LU) KulturFabrik
28 Jan 15 Paris (FR) Divan du Monde
29 Jan 15 London (UK) Underworld
30 Jan 15 Nijmegen (NL) Doornroosje
31 Jan 15 Essen (DE) Turock
01 Feb 15 Odense (DK) Posten
02 Feb 15 Flensburg (DE) Roxy
03 Feb 15 Kassel (DE) Rostlaube
04 Feb 15 Wien (AU) Escape Club
05 Feb 15 Zürich (CH) Alte Kaserne
06 Feb 15 Huy (BE) Atelier Rock
07 Feb 15 Weinheim (DE) Cafe Zentral
Before embarking to hammer Europe, INQUISITION will ravage Australia with MARDUK:
12 Jan 15 Perth (AU) Amplifier Bar
13 Jan 15 Adelaide (AU) Enigma Bar
14 Jan 15 Melbourne (AU) Northcote Social Club
15 Jan 15 Hobart (AU) Brisbane Hotel (Special headlining show)
16 Jan 15 Melbourne (AU) HiFi Bar
17 Jan 15 Sydney (AU) HiFi Bar
18 Jan 15 Brisbane (AU) Crowbar
INQUISITION are touring in support of last year’s ‘Obscure Verses For The Multiverse’ album, which is available in various formats via the Season of Mist shop.
Thu, Nov 27 2014: SOLSTAFIR
SÓLSTAFIR are currently closing the first chapter of their highly successful European tour with two final shows in Portugal. The eclectic Icelanders played at ten sold out venues and are already preparing for their journey through the USA this December and their return to Europe next January. A list of all forthcoming concerts can be viewed below.
After performing at the sold out Damnation Festival in Leeds (UK), SÓLSTAFIR ran out of tickets in the German cities of Munich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Cologne and Berlin. This was followed by sold out shows in Poznań and Warsaw, Poland, Austria’s Vienna and Graz and finally Barcelona, Spain. Season of Mist therefore strongly recommends to buy tickets early for the venues listed below:
27 Nov 14 Lisboa (PT) RCA Club
28 Nov 14 Porto (PT) Hard Club
02 Dec 14 Oklahoma City, OK (US) The Conservatory
03 Dec 14 Albuquerque, NM (US) Sister Bar
04 Dec 14 Phoenix, AZ (US) Crescent Ballroom
05 Dec 14 Los Angeles, CA (US) The Roxy
06 Dec 14 San Diego, CA (US) Soda Bar
07 Dec 14 San Fransisco, CA (US) Bottom of the Hill
09 Dec 14 Portland, OR (US) Hawthorne Theater
10 Dec 14 Vancouver, BC (CA) Biltmore
11 Dec 14 Seattle, WA (US) Barboza
12 Dec 14 Boise, ID (US) The Shredder
13 Dec 14 Salt Lake City UT (US) Kilby Court
14 Dec 14 Denver, CO (US) Bluebird Theater
16 Dec 14 Kansas City, MO (US) The Riot Room
17 Dec 14 Minneapolis, MN (US) Triple Rock
18 Dec 14 Chicago, IL (US) Subterranean
19 Dec 14 St. Louis, MO (US) Firebird
22 Jan 15 Milton Keynes (UK) The Craufurd Arms
23 Jan 15 Bristol (UK) The Exchange
24 Jan 15 Manchester (UK) Deaf Institute
25 Jan 15 Sheffield (UK) Corporation
26 Jan 15 Brighton (UK) The Haunt
27 Jan 15 Paris (FR) Nouveau Casino
28 Jan 15 Nantes (FR) Le Ferrailleur
29 Jan 15 Toulouse (FR) Dynamo
30 Jan 15 Lyon (FR) CCO Villeurbanne
31 Jan 15 Aarau (CH) Kiff
01 Feb 15 Weinheim (DE) Cafe Central
02 Feb 15 Bochum (DE) Zeche
03 Feb 15 Hamburg (DE) Uebel & Gefährlich
04 Feb 15 København (DK) Pumpehuset
05 Feb 15 Göteborg (SE) Sticky Fingers
06 Feb 15 Oslo (NO) Rockefeller (+Black Debbath)
07 Feb 15 Stockholm (SE) Debaser Medis
09 Feb 15 Jyväskylä (FI) Lutakko
10 Feb 15 Tampere (FI) Klubi
11 Feb 15 Tallinn (EE) Tapper
12 Feb 15 Riga (LT) Melna Piektdiena
13 Feb 15 Vilnius (LV) New York
14 Feb 15 Minsk (RU) Republic
15 Feb 15 Moscow (RU) Volta
16 Feb 15 St. Petersburg (RU) Zal Ozhidaniya
SÓLSTAFIR are touring in support of their new album 'Ótta', which is still available in various formats on the Season of Mist shop.
Thu, Nov 27 2014: CANNABIS CORPSE
Richmond, VA based death metal powerhouse CANNABIS CORPSE have added additional dates to their headlining North American tour. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
The New Noise Magazine/Metal Underground.com/JSR Merchandise - sponsored tour begins November 28 in Wilmington, NC and will run for a month, and now includes new dates in Houston TX, Minneapolis MN, and a Las Vegas, NV change of venue. Support on all dates comes from MAMMOTH GRINDER and INANIMATE EXISTENCE, as well as soon to be announced, special regional guests.
CANNABIS CORPSE / MAMMOTH GRINDER / INANIMATE EXISTENCE US Tour:
Nov. 28 Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy's By The Sea
Nov. 29 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
Nov. 30 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
Dec. 1 Houston, TX @ Rudyard's
Dec. 2 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Dec. 3 Austin, TX @ Red 7
Dec. 4 San Antonio, TX @ Limelight
Dec. 5 El Paso, TX @ tba
Dec. 6 Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
Dec. 7 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
Dec. 8 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex (all ages)
Dec. 9 Fresno, CA @ Strummers
Dec. 10 Oakland, CA @ The Metro
Dec. 11 Ventura, CA @ The Garage
Dec. 12 Las Vegas, NV @ The Dive Bar (early show)
Dec. 13 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Core (early show)
Dec. 14 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Dec. 16 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
Dec. 17 Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
Dec. 18 Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups
Dec. 19 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
Dec. 20 Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
The New Noise Magazine cover stars are touring in support of their new album, 'From Wisdom to Baked'. The album, which has been called "the brutal blunt death metal bludgeoning you've been waiting for" (Metal Injection), "death metal for stoners par excellence" (About.com), and "a big step up for [the band] and a high point for the group’s discography" (No Clean Singing) is streaming at Bandcamp.com.
‘From Wisdom to Baked' is available across various formats and bundles here. Tracklist and artwork are as follows: