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Tue, May 14 2019: THIS GIFT IS A CURSE

Upcoming release: "A Throne of Ash"

Release date: Fri, Jun 14 2019, US Fri, Jun 14 2019

THIS GIFT IS A CURSE are now releasing the third new track, taken from the band's upcoming album 'A Throne of Ash', to be released via Season of Mist on June 14. The dark track "Monuments for Dead Gods" can now be viewed via Invisible Oranges at the link below.

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The band comments on the track:
"'Monuments for Dead Gods' is a dark sludge metal epos that pays homage to the inner destructive forces that seem to inhabit all humankind. A never-ending turmoil that both drives man and in the end, lead him to his inevitable doom. Both on a personal level and as a collective, the lyrics tell about a protagonist who finds himself falling in a complete darkness, not really knowing how or why he ended up there. He then performs a ritual to get free from this captive state, uttering ancient words into the abyss as well as carving old forbidden symbols into the framework of reality. Doing so manages to awake a dead star, creating a black hole and setting in motion the destruction of the world.

"'Life,' he learns, was just a great mirage set inside a cold and crumbling inner universe. The 'dead gods' in this story are the former truths that ruled his life. Among the shattered ruins of his own mind and as everything he knows is breaking apart by the seams, he can finally see it clearly; there is no big truths nor lies, there is no end nor beginning – only a great void as we go into oblivion. The song and its underlying storyline is beautifully interpreted with great passion and perceptiveness by visual artist / video maker Chariot of Black Moth."

The artwork and track-list for 'A Throne of Ash' can be viewed below.

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  1. Hæma
  2. Blood Is My Harvest
  3. Thresholds
  4. Gate Dweller
  5. Monuments for Dead Gods
  6. Wolvking
  7. I am Katharsis
  8. In Your Black Halo (Mass 317)
  9. Wormwood Star

'A Throne of Ash' is available for pre-ordering in various formats in the Season of Mist shop.

Join THIS GIFT IS A CURSE on their official Facebook page.

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Tue, May 14 2019: ENTHRONED

Upcoming release: "Cold Black Suns"

Release date: Fri, Jun 07 2019, US Fri, Jun 07 2019

Cult black metal band ENTHRONED have released the third and final track from their upcoming record 'Cold Black Suns'. The song "Vapula Omega" is streaming at the official Season of Mist Youtube Channel below. The new album will be released via Season of Mist on June 7, 2019

Listen to “Vapula Omega” HERE.

The band comments: "Stone by stone we reveal the temple that is “Cold Black Suns”. “Vapula Omega”, the third facet of the prism, is the scrying mirror that shows the face one does not want to see within our modern culture, where labour and careers are being worshipped as the icons of old. With this one, we want to show that Satanism and demonology also have their place in our contemporary culture."

The cover artwork and tracklist of 'Cold Black Suns' have been revealed, both can be found below. The album cover was created by Neraath.

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  1. Ophiusa
  2. Hosanna Satana
  3. Oneiros
  4. Vapula Omega
  5. Silent Redemption
  6. Aghoria
  7. Beyond Humane Greed
  8. Smoking Mirror
  9. Son of Man

ENTHRONED live dates 2019
02 Jun 19 Kharkiv (UA) Art Plant Mechanica
08 Jun 19 Kuurne (BE) Throne Fest 2019 (Exact date tba)
20 Jul 19 Volyne (CZ) ETEF

'Cold Black Suns' is available for pre-ordering in various formats in the Season of Mist shop.

Join ENTHRONED on their official Facebook page.

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Tue, May 14 2019: VOYAGER

Latest release: "Brightstar"

Release date: Fri, Mar 01 2019, US Fri, Mar 01 2019

Australian prog outfit VOYAGER have announced new Australian tour dates this July together with CHAOS DIVINE. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below.

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Vocalist Daniel Estrin comments on the tour: "Australia, we’re back on the road! Sydney and Melbourne missed out on a sweaty club show in March, so we’re heading back to the east coast to play a bunch of shows with Perth mates Chaos Divine. We can't wait to play some new songs for you! Get ready to dance."

VOYAGER with CHAOS DIVINE
12 Jul 19 Melbourne (AU) The Workers Club (+Chaos Divine)
13 Jul 19 Brisbane (AU) Dead of Winter Fest (+Chaos Divine)
14 Jul 19 Sydney (AU) Crowbar (+Chaos Divine)
19 Jul 19 Perth (AU) Jack Rabbit Slims (+Chaos Divine)

VOYAGER will be touring in support of their brand new single "Brightstar" which is streaming, in the form of a music video, here.

Join VOYAGER on their official Facebook page.

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Tue, May 14 2019: ABBATH

Upcoming release: "Outstrider"

Release date: Fri, Jul 05 2019, US Fri, Jul 05 2019

Norwegian black metal titans ABBATH have announced brand new European tour dates together with label mates VLTIMAS and 1349 in January 2020. Find the list of all confirmed dates below.

The 'Outstrider' European rampage will kick off at the Matrix in Bochum (DE) on January 24, and sees the, what can already be described as THE Black & Death package of the year, tour throughout 11 more countries until a final curtain at the Fryshuset Klubben in Stockholm (SE) on February 15. A full list of confirmed shows can be found below!

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ABBATH festivals
27 Jul 19 Steenwijk (NL) Stonehenge Festival 2019
24 Aug 19 Bergen (NO) Beyond the Gates Festival 2019

ABBATH + VLTIMAS + 1349 (rotating slots)
24 Jan 20 Bochum (DE) Matrix
25 Jan 20 Nijmegen (NL) Doornroosje
26 Jan 20 Antwerpen (BE) Trix
27 Jan 20 London (UK) Islington Assembly Hall
28 Jan 20 Paris (FR) La Machine Du Moulin Rouge
29 Jan 20 Nantes (FR) Stereolux
30 Jan 20 Toulouse (FR) Metronum
31 Jan 20 Barcelona (ES) Salamandra
01 Feb 20 Madrid (ES) But
02 Feb 20 Lyon (FR) Nikasi Kao
04 Feb 20 Mannheim (DE) MS Connexion Complex
05 Feb 20 München (DE) Backstage
06 Feb 20 Luzern (CH) Schüür
07 Feb 20 Parma (IT) Campus Music Industry
08 Feb 20 Brno (CZ) Fleda
09 Feb 20 Warschau (PL) Progresja
11 Feb 20 Berlin (DE) Festsaal Kreuzberg
12 Feb 20 Hamburg (DE) Kulturpalast
13 Feb 20 Copenhagen (DK) Amager Bio
14 Feb 20 Gothenburg (SE) Tradgarn
15 Feb 20 Stockholm (SE) Fryhuset Klubben

Join ABBATH on their official Facebook page.

The new album 'Outstrider' is available for pre-ordering in various formats in the Season of Mist shop.

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Tue, May 14 2019: GAAHLS WYRD

Upcoming release: "GastiR – Ghosts invited"

Release date: Fri, May 31 2019, US Fri, May 31 2019

Norwegian extreme metal formation GAAHLS WYRD have announced the "GastiR - Ghosts Invited European Tour 2019". The band will play a selected number of festivals during the Summer, before embarking on a European tour with MAYHEM and synthwave act GOST.

The journey will start on October 31st, in Nijmegen (NL) and continues through France, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, before the final curtain on November 30th in Stockholm (SE). The full list of tour dates can be found below.

The band has furthermore released an album teaser for their upcoming record, 'GastiR - Ghosts Invited'. Watch the video on the official Season of Mist YouTube Channel HERE.

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GAAHLS WYRD - Festival dates
18 May 19 Hyvinkaa (FI) Steelfest
23 Jun 19 Varnai (LT) Kilkim Zaibu Festival
25 Jul 19 Tolmin (SL) Metaldays Tolmin
16 Aug 19 St Nolff (FR) Motocultor Festival
17 Aug 19 Dinkelsbuhl (DE) Summer Breeze Open Air

GAAHLS WYRD with MAYHEM and GOST
31 Oct 19 Nijmegen (NL) Doornroosje
01 Nov 19 Leiden (NL) Gebr de Nobel
02 Nov 19 Leeds (UK) Damnation Festival
05 Nov 19 Paris (FR) La Machine Du Moulin Rouge
06 Nov 19 Rennes (FR) L'etage
07 Nov 19 Toulouse (FR) Metronum
10 Nov 19 Lyon (FR) CCO
12 Nov 19 Milan (IT) Magazzini Generali
14 Nov 19 Vienna (AT) Szene
15 Nov 19 Prague (CZ) Meet Factory
16 Nov 19 Berlin (DE) Astrat
17 Nov 19 France (FR) Tyrant Fest
19 Nov 19 Kassel (DE) Musik Theater 130 BPM
21 Nov 19 Mannheim (DE) MS Connextion Complex
22 Nov 19 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
23 Nov 19 Oberhausen (DE) Turbinehalle
24 Nov 19 Copenhagen (DK) Pumpehuset
26 Nov 19 Tampere (FI) Pakkahuone
27 Nov 19 Helsinki (FI) Tavastia
29 Nov 19 Stockholm (SE) Fryshuset Klubben
30 Nov 19 Gothenburg (SE) Pustervik

The new record 'GastiR - Ghosts Invited' is available in various formats in the Season of Mist shop.

Join GAAHLS WYRD on their official Facebook page.

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Tue, May 14 2019: ROTTING CHRIST

Latest release: "The Heretics"

Release date: Fri, Feb 15 2019, US Fri, Feb 15 2019

The Greek metal veterans of ROTTING CHRIST will be embarking on a run of tour dates across North and South America this summer.

The band will kick off their Latin American run on May 30 in Rio de Janeiro, BR and will conclude the tour on June 15 in Guadalajara, MX. The band will then be appearing in the states at Psycho Las Vegas on August 18 and will then make their way to California for headlining shows in San Diego and Los Angeles. The full itinerary can be found below.

Speaking on the upcoming tour, frontman Sakis Tolis comments, "Dear Metal Brothers and Sisters, we are very excited to see you at our upcoming shows in South America and the West Coast of the U.S.! It is also a privilege to be asked to be a part of Psycho Las Vegas, which is one of the most important metal festivals in North America right now. Look forward to seeing you all. The Heretics are coming... non serviam!"

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ROTTING CHRIST Latin America Dates:
05/30: Rio de Janeiro, BR @ Teatro Odisseia
05/31: Sao Paolo, BR @ The House
06/01: Joinville, BR @ Armageddon Fest
06/02: Asuncion, PY @ Absdoluto Rock
06/05: Santiago, CL @ Blondie
06/07: Quito, EC @ La Ideal
06/08: Manizales, CO @ Hateworks Festival
06/09: Bogota, CO @ Ace of Spades
06/13: Mexico City, MX @ Sala
06/14: Leon, MX @ Maybach Concert Hall
06/15: Guadalajara, MX @ Cafe Iguana

ROTTING CHRIST U.S. Dates:
08/18: Las Vegas, NV @ Psycho Las Vegas
08/19: San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
08/20: Los Angelas, LA @ Catch One @ Union

ROTTING CHRIST will be touring in support of their latest release 'The Heretics' which is still available in the Season of Mist shop in various formats.

Join ROTTING CHRIST on their official Facebook page

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Tue, May 14 2019: MERRIMACK

Latest release: "Ashes Of Purification"

Release date: Fri, May 04 2018, US Fri, May 04 2018

French Black metal legion MERRIMACK have announced a handful of live performance dates in North and South American territories. The full itinerary can be found below.

The band will perform two U.S. dates, first appearing Brooklyn, NY on May 24 before heading to Baltimore, MD for a set at Maryland Death fest on May 26. The band will then travel to Mexico for four shows throughout the country. The full itinerary is as follows:

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MERRIMACK Tour Dates:
05/24 : New York, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar
05/26: Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest
05/30: Mexico City, MX @ Gato Calavera
05/31: Xalapa, MX @ Rubia Morena Forum
06/01: Guadalajara, MX @ Laboratorio Cultural de Diversidad
06/02: Querétaro, MX @ Noisy Bar

MERRIMACK will be touring in support of 2017's release, 'Omegaphilia.' The album can still be ordered in the Season of Mist shop.

Join MERRIMACK on their official Facebook page.

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Tue, May 14 2019: ARCHSPIRE

Latest release: "Relentless Mutation"

Release date: Fri, Sep 22 2017, US Fri, Sep 22 2017

Tech-Death masters ARCHSPIRE and VIRVUM have kicked off their Tech Trek IV tour. The tour will travel throughout the U.S. until the tour's conclusion on June 4 in Boise, ID. The full run of dates can be found below.

Moreover, ARCHSPIRE have partnered up with Sheet Happens to release the full bass and guitar transcription for their latest full-length, 'Relentless Mutation.' The book has been made available for purchase online today, May 7, at 3:00 P.M. EDT. The Printed & Digital Books come with an instant download pack containing the Print-Ready Guitar Book PDF (eBook) and the Complete Guitar Pro files. It can be purchased HERE.

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Kiesal Guitars Presents TECH TREK IV ARCHSPIRE + VIRVUM (w/ Inferi and Wormhole):
05/14: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
05/15: El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill
05/16: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
05/17: Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live!
05/18: Corpus Christi, TX @ Boozers Rock Bar
05/19: New Orleans, LA @ Santos
05/20: Orlando, FL @ The Haven
05/21: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory)
05/22: Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
05/23: Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
05/24: Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland
05/25: Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom
05/26: Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions
05/27: Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
05/28: Louisville, KY @ The Tiger Room
05/29: Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
05/30: St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
05/31: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
06/01: Denver, CO @ Roxy Theater
06/03: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
06/04: Boise, ID @ The Shredder

ARCHSPIRE will be touring in support of their latest release 'Relentless Mutation', which is still available in the Season of Mist shop.

VIRVUM’s debut record 'Illuminance' can also be bought in the Season of Mist shop.

Join ARCHSPIRE and VIRVUM on their official Facebook page.

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Tue, May 14 2019: DEATHWHITE

Latest release: "For a Black Tomorrow"

Release date: Fri, Feb 23 2018, US Fri, Feb 23 2018

Enigmatic dark metal outfit DEATHWHITE have entered the studio to record their sophomore full-length, 'Grave Image'.

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The music is being recorded at Cerebral Audio Productions with producer/engineer Shane Mayer, who also recorded the band's debut 'For A Black Tomorrow' while the vocals are being tracked at Erik Rutan's Mana Studios with Art Paiz serving as engineer. When all is said and done, 'Grave Image' will be mastered by Dan Swano,

Regarding the upcoming album, the band comments:

"We have spent the better part of the last six months fine-tuning and agonizing – for lack of a better term — over the ten new compositions that will comprise ‘Grave Image.’ We have been operating with the benefit of hindsight and perhaps, best of all, more familiarity with one other, which has led to songs that are heavier and superior to our previous efforts. While this may sound like typical pre-album release fodder, we believe it to be true considering the amount of time and effort we have poured into making 'Grave Image' a reality. We are also operating with an expanded lineup — a second guitar player has joined the fold, thus adding a new dimension to the guitar department and subsequently enhancing the DEATHWHITE sound.

We are grateful to once again be working alongside Shane Mayer for the album’s tracking — his attention to detail and meticulous nature is second-to-none. Due to new geographical realities, we will track vocals at Erik Rutan’s immaculate Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida, with engineer Art Paiz overseeing the sessions. Once recording and mixing are complete, the album will be sent across the pond to the legendary Dan Swano for mastering, a gentleman we hold in infinite regard for past musical works and production acumen.

Additionally, we are in discussions for future live shows, something we’d like to do more of during the lead-up to 'Grave Image’s' eventual release. In the meantime, we will be working towards the album’s completion as well as finalizing its cover art, of which will be revealed at a later date."

DEATHWHITE’s debut album 'For A Black Tomorrow' is still available in the Season of Mist shop.

Join DEATHWHITE on their official Facebook page.

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