Latest news: Thu, Oct 30 2014
Thu, Oct 30 2014: GHOST BRIGADE
Finnish melancholic metallers GHOST BRIGADE are exclusively streaming their highly acclaimed new album 'IV - One with the Storm' via these official media partners:
Spiegel Online (DE)
Radio Metal (FR)
Metal Wani (IN)
Marunouchi Muzik (JP)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Metal Hammer (UK)
GHOST BRIGADE recently announced a string of European concerts for February 2015. The Finnish masters of melancholic heaviness will be joined by AGRIMONIA from Sweden and Estonian TALBOT. The tour, presented by the German edition of Metal Hammer and Metal.de, will kick off in Germany at the Magnet, Berlin on February 6th and runs through seven more countries until a final show in Hamburg on February 17th. You can find a full list of confirmed dates below.
06 Feb 15 Berlin (DE) Magnet
07 Feb 15 Wroclaw (PL) Liverpool
08 Feb 15 Wien (AT) Arena
09 Feb 15 Salzburg (AT) Rockhouse
10 Feb 15 München (DE) Backstage
11 Feb 15 Aarau (CH) Kiff
12 Feb 15 Paris (FR) Glazart
13 Feb 15 London (UK) The Purple Turtle
14 Feb 15 Haarlem (NL) Patronaat
15 Feb 15 Essen (DE) Turock
16 Feb 15 Antwerpen (BE) Kavka
17 Feb 15 Hamburg (DE) Hafenklang
'IV - One with the Storm' has been scheduled for release on November 7th (November 11th in North America) and is already available for pre-order in various formats through the Season of Mist shop.
Thu, Oct 30 2014: NE OBLIVISCARIS
Australian progressive metal outfit NE OBLIVISCARIS are exclusively premiering their forthcoming second album 'Citadel' in full through these official media partners:
'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!
Thu, Oct 30 2014: ASCENSION
Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of occult black metal tyrants ASCENSION for North America. The band will release a new album, titled 'The Dead of the World' on December 24th in North America on CD and limited edition LP. The album artwork was created by WATAIN’s Erik Danielsson and can be viewed together with the tracklist below.
ASCENSION's 'The Dead of the World' follows their ambitious debut album, 'Consolamentum' (2010). Through rare festival appearances and a penchant for orthodox black metal in both aural and visual presentation, ASCENSION have instantly become a staple in the European and North American black metal underground. The Germans have performed at prestigious festivals such as Maryland Deathfest, Deathkult Open Air, Hellfest and more, on the backs of well received EPs and a formidable full-length.
On further news, ASCENSION have announced their first-ever European tour. The "Under Four Wings of Death Tour" starts on February 19th, 2015 and will see the band hit various European countries including Germany, France, England, and more. A full list of shows will be revealed soon.
Thu, Oct 30 2014: HATE ETERNAL
HATE ETERNAL have announced Chason Westmoreland as their new drummer. The native of Las Vegas, USA has already laid down drum tracks for the band’s forthcoming new album. Westmoreland will also be joining the band on their ensuing tour cycle, which is scheduled to begin in spring 2015.
Twenty-five year old Chason Westmoreland has already been behind the drum kit since the tender age of five, and internationally touring with renowned acts such as FALLUJAH, BURNING THE MASSES, ENFOLD DARKNESS, and OCEANO. Recent tour footage of the new HATE ETERNAL percussionist can be viewed here, while a collage of fresh behind-the-scenes studio footage and further details can be found at SickDrummer.com.
HATE ETERNAL founder and principal member Erik Rutan (guitar, vocals) comments on Westmoreland joining the band: "Chason is such an amazing talent and a very determined guy. He came down to try out in June and literally blew us away! We bonded instantly musically and personally, and JJ and I knew he was the right guy and drummer for HATE ETERNAL. Chason has a high motor, hits hard, plays fast and is a very diverse and dynamic player. The drums on this album have a very primal and visceral feel to them and I think he did a tremendous job on the recording. I cannot wait for us to get on tour and deliver the goods!"
Westmoreland states on joining the band and his contribution to the new album: "I am extremely honored to join HATE ETERNAL. The new material is very challenging and has a lot going on. I put everything I had into this album and I'm very excited about the results. I cannot wait to see what the future holds and get on the road with our new album!"
Recently signed to Season of Mist, HATE ETERNAL have been one of the leading death metal acts worldwide for over eighteen years. The band's five full-length albums are considered crucial genre touchstones, and HATE ETERNAL are a proven headliner across stages on five continents.
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Thu, Oct 30 2014: SOLSTAFIR
SÓLSTAFIR have embarked on their month-long European tour this week with a number of shows already sold out or upgraded. The eclectic Icelandic rockers will be joined by label mates OBSIDIAN KINGDOM for most of the concerts, while SAHG and ESBEN AND THE WITCH will each share duties for a part of the road-trip. A list of remaining dates can be viewed below.
Attention! The show in Stuttgart on November 7th had to be changed to a higher capacity venue and will now take place at Universum! The concerts at the Damnation Festival and Nachtleben in Frankfurt, November 8th are already SOLD OUT! München on the 6th and Berlin on the 14th of November have been upgraded to bigger rooms. We strongly recommend to get your tickets early before for this tour.
30 Oct 14 Glasgow (UK) Audio
31 Oct 14 London (UK) The Dome
01 Nov 14 Leeds (UK) Damnation Festival (SOLD OUT!)
04 Nov 14 Colmar (FR) Grillen
05 Nov 14 Luzern (CH) Schuur
06 Nov 14 München (DE) Strom (UPGRADED)
07 Nov 14 Stuttgart (DE) Universum (NEW VENUE!)
08 Nov 14 Frankfurt (DE) Nachtleben (SOLD OUT!)
09 Nov 14 Köln (DE) Werkstatt
10 Nov 14 Antwerp (BE) Trix
11 Nov 14 Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg
12 Nov 14 Nijmegen (NL) Doornroosje
13 Nov 14 Bielefeld (DE) Forum
14 Nov 14 Berlin (DE) K17 (UPGRADED)
15 Nov 14 Wangels (DE) Weißenhäuser Strand (Metal Hammer Paradise)
17 Nov 14 Warszawa (PL) Hydrozagadka
18 Nov 14 Wien (AT) Viper Room
19 Nov 14 Budapest (HU) Dürer Kert
21 Nov 14 Graz (AT) Explosiv
22 Nov 14 Innsbruck (AT) Weekender Club
SÓLSTAFIR recently revealed a stunning new video for the song "Lágnætti" taken from their current full-length masterpiece 'Ótta', which recently entered the charts in Finland, Germany and Austria among other countries and can be viewed here.
SÓLSTAFIR are touring in support of their new album 'Ótta', which is still available in various formats on the Season of Mist shop.
Thu, Oct 30 2014: DISPERSE
Progressive metal act DISPERSE have released a new music video for the track "Message from Atlantis", which can be watched here. The song is taken from the Poles’ critically acclaimed album 'Living Mirrors'.
'Living Mirrors' has been called "mesmerizing" (Prog Archives), "one of the top albums of the year" (Got-Djent.com), and " an album that puts them above and beyond many other bands" (It Djents) is streaming in full at the DISPERSE Bandcamp page, where the group is also offering a free download of their track "Profane the Ground".
A previous DISPERSE clip for the track "Enigma of Abode" is streaming here.
'Living Mirrors' is available via the Season of Mist shop. Artwork and tracklist are shown below:
Thu, Oct 30 2014: EINDHOVEN METAL MEETING
Latest release: "Illud Divinum Insanus"
Release date: Mon, Jun 06 2011, US Tue, Jun 07 2011
The renowned Eindhoven Metal Meeting in the Netherlands has announced Season of Mist band MORBID ANGEL as festival headliner for Saturday, December 13th at the Effenaar. One day earlier, their fellow label-mates CARACH ANGREN will perform in the same venue. The Dutch horror metal shooting stars are currently having a massive success on their US tour and will release their new album early 2015!
Tickets for the Eindhoven Metal Meeting are available here.
Thu, Oct 30 2014: SEASON OF MIST’S OCTOBER RELEASES
All October releases from Season of Mist are now out and in stores worldwide. BEYOND CREATION 'Earthborn Evolution', NECROPHAGIA 'WhiteWorm Cathedral' and OBSIDIAN KINGDOM 'Mantiis' can also be ordered directly from our shop.