Latest news: Thu, Jan 15 2015
Thu, Jan 15 2015: CARACH ANGREN
CARACH ANGREN are now unveiling their new dark tale "Killed and Served by the Devil" taken from the forthcoming horror masterpiece 'This Is No Fairytale'. The track is exclusively streaming via these official media partners:
The band comments: "We are very proud to reveal the seventh track of our upcoming album 'This Is No Fairytale', which will be released within a month! This song will give you more clues about the development of the story without giving away the plot in its entire form. Enjoy our next instalment of horror called 'Killed and Served by the Devil' and let us know, if you liked the meat!"
CARACH ANGREN have previously released a video clip for the opening song of the album. "There's No Place Like Home" is streaming here. The band comments: "We are very proud to present to you this beautiful piece of horror visualizing our song 'There's No Place Like Home'. For this video we have worked together with the extremely talented Costin Chioreanu. He was able to visually reproduce the terrifying atmosphere that we aimed for. 'There’s No Place Like Home' is the opening track of our forthcoming album. We hope you will enjoy watching it... And remember... This Nightmare Was No Dream!"
About "There's No Place Like Home" CARACH ANGREN already hinted: "This song will reveal the first clue of the pitch black story which is told throughout the album, and it is definitely not for the faint hearted."
'This Is No Fairytale' was recorded by Patrick Damiani and CARACH ANGREN in June 2014. Song and album were mixed by Peter Tägtgren and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren. The release date has been set for the 23rd of February 2015 (one day later in North America). Artwork and tracklist are unveiled below:
'This Is No Fairytale' will be released in Deluxe digibox with bonus track and goodies, as well as collector’s coloured vinyl LPs and merchandising, including a handmade plaster mask limited to 50 copies. Pre-sales have already started on the Season of Mist shop.
Thu, Jan 15 2015: BENIGHTED
BENIGHTED are now premiering the second new song taken from their forthcoming live album and DVD 'Brutalive the Sick'. "Experience Your Flesh" is exclusively streaming via these official media partners:
BENIGHTED have previously released a teaser clip which can be viewed here.
BENIGHTED commented: "We are happy to announce that for the celebration of our 15th anniversary our first live album 'Brutalive The Sick' will be out soon. The show was recorded at Sylak Open Air 2014 in France. These 13 tracks represent our unleashed fury on stage whipped up by an amazing crowd. We hope this makes for a suitably brutal and insane birthday gift for all of you!"
'Brutalive the Sick'. The CD + DVD will be released on the 23rd of February, 2015 and is now available for pre-order via the Season of Mist shop. Customers ordering a bundle offer will receive a free BENIGHTED beanie as long as stocks last.
Artwork and tracklist of 'Brutalive The Sick' are shown below.
Thu, Jan 15 2015: SOLSTAFIR
SÓLSTAFIR are streaming the video of their fantastic KEXP radio session here. This outstanding performance was exclusively recorded at and for the station on location in Seattle during the eclectic Icelandic rockers’ recent US tour in December 2014.
The radio station enthusiastically comments: "When SÓLSTAFIR plays for KEXP, the gods take notice. Two years ago, during KEXP’s broadcast at Iceland Airwaves, hurricane-level gales swept across Reykjavik as the hard rocking band brewed up their own storm inside Kex Hostel. Last month, on their first tour of the West Coast, heavy winds followed them to the KEXP studio to perform songs from their latest LP of epic grandeur, Ótta. Call it what you will – 'viking post-metal', 'alt-doom', 'death-prog' – but SÓLSTAFIR channel power of mythic proportions in this live set."
On further news, SÓLSTAFIR have announced the first sold out shows for the second leg of their European tour, which will kick off at the Eurosonic Festival in Groningen, The Netherlands on the 15th of January 2015. There are no further tickets available for the concerts at Paris' Nouveau Casino in France on the 27th of January and in Nantes a day later. Capacity is already running very low in Weinheim, Germany and tickets are also going fast in other places. We strongly recommend an early ticket purchase! All confirmed dates can be viewed below.
15 Jan 15 Groningen (NL) Vera (Eurosonic Festival)
16 Jan 15 Siegen (DE) Vortex Music Club
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 (Sold out!)
28 Jan 15 Nantes (FR) Le Ferrailleur (Sold out!)
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 (Tickets low!)
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 (LV) Melna Piektdiena
13 Feb 15 Vilnius (LT) New York
14 Feb 15 Minsk (BY) Republic
15 Feb 15 Moscow (RU) Volta
16 Feb 15 St. Petersburg (RU) Zal Ozhidaniya
17 Feb 15 Athens (GR) Kyttaro
18 Feb 15 Thessaloniki (GR) Eightball Club
19 Feb 15 Sofia (BG) RockIT
SÓLSTAFIR are touring in support of their new album 'Ótta', which is still available in various formats on the Season of Mist shop.
Thu, Jan 15 2015: ARCHSPIRE
Fast-rising, technical death metal force ARCHSPIRE have announced a new US tour! The road trip starts on March 3rd and sees the band perform alongside FALLUJAH across the Western US, and playing select dates across Seattle, Denver, Portland, San Francisco, Austin, and more. The band will also perform at South By Southwest as part of the Metalsucks Showcase and more. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
All dates with FALLUJAH, LORNA SHORE, and THE ZENITH PASSAGE
3/3 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
3/4 Salt Lake City, UT @ Loading Dock
3/5 Boise, ID @ The Shredder
3/6 Spokane, WA @ Northwest Pinnacle
3/7 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
3/8 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
3/10 Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
3/11 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
3/12 Hollywood, CA @ The Whiskey
3/14 Santa Ana, CA @ Malones
3/15 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
3/16 Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto
3/18 Austin, TX @ Metalsucks SXSW Showcase
3/20 Austin, TX @ NEMHF SXSW Showcase
3/21 Mission, TX @ Never Say Never Fest
3/22 Fort Worth, TX @ South by So What Fest
ARCHSPIRE have previously released new footage of drummer extraordinaire Spencer Prewett playing live at this year's Housecore Horror Fest. Watch the sticksman perform the track "Seven Crowns and the Oblivion Chain" SickDrummer.com.
'The Lucid Collective' was recorded at Rain City Recorders, in Vancouver, B.C. and was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Stuart McKillop (BAPTISTS, BISON B.C.) with additional engineering by Curtis Buckoll and Mark Mckitrick. The band documented their stay at the studio, and the footage can be found here.
Artwork and tracklist for 'The Lucid Collective' can be found below:
Thu, Jan 15 2015: HARK
HARK have announce new European dates as special guests of PRONG. In this role, the Welsh heavy rockers will be joined by Belgian sludge-heads STEAK NUMBER EIGHT. A full list of shows can be viewed below.
The tour will kick off in The Netherlands at Groningen's Vera on the 17th of April and continue to rock Belgium, the UK, France, Switzerland, and Austria until a final leg of five dates in Germany with a last show in Hamburg at Knust on May 3rd.
17 Apr 15 Groningen (NL) Vera
18 Apr 15 Sittard (NL) Volt
19 Apr 15 Kortrijk (BE) De Kreun
21 Apr 15 Birmingham (UK) 02 Academy 2
22 Apr 15 Liverpool (UK) 02 Academy 2
23 Apr 15 London (UK) 02 Islington Academy
24 Apr 15 Bristol (UK) 02 Academy
25 Apr 15 Savigny le Temple (FR) L'Empreinte
26 Apr 15 Pratteln (CH) Z7
27 Apr 15 Graz (AT) PPC
28 Apr 15 Wien (AT) Szene
29 Apr 15 München (DE) Feierwerk
30 Apr 15 Berlin (DE) C-Club
01 May 15 Köln (DE) Underground
02 May 15 Essen (DE) Turock
03 May 15 Hamburg (DE) Knust
On further news, HARK's set at Roadburn Festival 2014 is now streaming courtesy of Dutch National Radio 3Voor12 here. The show of the Welsh heavy-rock trio at Roadburn was recorded during the launch tour for their debut album 'Crystalline' in April last year. The band has also just released a tour recap clip entitled "Hounded By Callous Decree", which is showing here.
HARK are furthermore streaming their entire breathtaking performance at this year's edition of the renowned Hellfest Open Air via the official festival channel. You can view the show here. On other news, the heavy rocking Welshmen have released a new version with much improved sound of their amazing video for the song "Scarlet Extremities" taken from their acclaimed debut album 'Crystalline'. You can now watch the clip here.
The band has previously released a lyric video off the album, for the track "Black Hole South West".
HARK are touring in support of their debut full-length album, 'Crystalline', which has just been named as one of the best six metal album of 2014 by Entertainment Weekly and is still available in various formats via the Season of Mist shop.