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Fri, Aug 19 2016: SONS OF BALAUR

Upcoming release: "Tenebris Deos"

Release date: Fri, Oct 14 2016, US Fri, Oct 14 2016

Sons of Balaur have unleashed the first unholy track taken from their forthcoming debut album 'Tenebris Deos', which can be pre-ordered here (out 14th of October). The song 'Old Relics' is now exclusively streaming via the official media partners listed below.

Metal Obsession (AU)
Spark (CZ)
Metal Hammer (DE)
Friedhof Magazine (ES)
Inferno (FI)
La Grosse Radio (FR)
Rock Overdose (GR)
Lángoló Gitárok (HU)
Metal Wani (IN)
Andfari (IS)
Rock Hard (IT)
Lords of Metal (NL)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Ultraje (PT)
Antichrist Magazine (UA)
Terrorizer (UK)
Nerdist (US)

The band comments: "The track 'Old Relics' deals with that religious fanatic and in his circles acclaimed vampire hunter Van Helsing. He is the enemy of all vampires and the only one aside from Vampire Lord Athena, who is capable of defeating the Dark Lord Balaur. He is a relic of a forgotten time, when humans ruled the earth, when mortal men were strong enough to defend themselves from the vampires. Van Helsing is the last part of that forgotten age. And although we see him as just a mere relic, he is still one to be loathed and to be wary of."

SONS OF BALAUR are furthermore presenting artwork and track-list of 'Tenebris Deos', which can both be viewed below.

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  1. Invocation
  2. Prologue
  3. Old Relics
  4. Succubus Slut
  5. The Curse Of Bloodlust
  6. The Nameless Roams The Earth
  7. Van Helsing Must Die
  8. Balaur's Rise
  9. Athena Bitch Betrayer
  10. Soldiers Of Darkness
  11. Nematari The Desert Queen

SONS OF BALAUR have been featured in the 'Realm Of The Damned' graphic novel created by Alec Worley and Pye Parr. The forces behind the book have now announced an animated motion version of 'Realm Of The Damned' that will feature the dark and disturbed voices of David Vincent (ex-MORBID ANGEL), Dani Filth (CRADLE OF FLITH), Jill Janus (HUNTRESS), and many more. A first trailer can be viewed here.

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Line-up
Tomas: vocals and guitar
Markus: bass guitar
Kristoffer: guitar
Lars: drums

Join SONS OF BALAUR on their official Facebook page!

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Fri, Aug 19 2016: INQUISITION

Latest release: "Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith"

Release date: Fri, Aug 26 2016, US Fri, Aug 26 2016

INQUISITION have premiered their amazing complete forthcoming full-length 'Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith', which can still be ordered here (out August 26th). The album is exclusively streaming via the official media partners listed below.

Heavy Magazine (AU)
Spark (CZ)
Metal Hammer (DE)
Devilution (DK)
Rockzone (ES)
Inferno (FI)
La Grosse Radio (FR)
Rock Overdose (GR)
Lángoló Gitárok (HU)
Metal Wani (IN)
Andfari (IS)
Metalitalia (IT)
Lords of Metal (NL)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Musick Magazine (PL)
Ultraje (PT)
Close-Up (SE)
Antichrist Magazine (UA)
Metal Hammer (UK)
New Noise Magazine (US)

Frontman Dagon states about this premiere: "Let our music do all the talking!"

INQUISITION recorded 'Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith' at the legendary London Bridge Studios in Seattle (ALICE IN CHAINS, QUEENSRYCHE, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, and many more) with long time engineer Arthur Rizk (PRURIENT, POWER TRIP).

Artwork and track-list of 'Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith' are shown below.

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  1. Intro: The Force Before Darkness
  2. From Chaos They Came
  3. Wings Of Anu
  4. Vortex From The Celestial Flying Throne Of Storms
  5. A Black Aeon Shall Cleanse
  6. The Flames Of Infinite Blackness Before Creation
  7. Mystical Blood
  8. Through The Divine Spirit Of Satan A Glorious Universe Is Known
  9. Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith
  10. Power From The Center Of The Cosmic Black Spiral
  11. A Magnificent Crypt Of Stars
  12. Outro: The Invocation Of The Absolute, The All, The Satan
  13. Coda: Hymn To The Cosmic Zenith

On previous news, INQUISITION and ROTTING CHRIST have already announced the extensive 'European Bloodshed Rituals' tour for this autumn. The unholy duo will be joined by MYSTIFIER and SCHAMMASCH. See below for a list of all confirmed dates.

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INQUISITION EUROPEAN TOUR
19 Oct 16 Hamburg (DE) Markthalle
20 Oct 16 København (DK) Beta
21 Oct 16 Berlin (DE) TBA
22 Oct 16 Warsaw (PL) Progresja
23 Oct 16 Katowice (PL) Mega Club
24 Oct 16 Prague (CZ) Storm
25 Oct 16 Budapest (HU) Barba Negra
26 Oct 16 Ljubljana (SL) Gala Hala
27 Oct 16 Salzburg (AT) Rockhouse
28 Oct 16 München (DE) Backstage
29 Oct 16 Brescia (IT) Circolo Colony
30 Oct 16 Lausanne (CH) Les Docks
31 Oct 16 Lyon (FR) Cco
01 Nov 16 Luynes (FR) Le Korigan
02 Nov 16 Madrid (ES) Caracol
03 Nov 16 Barcelona (ES) Apolo 2
04 Nov 16 Toulouse (FR) Metronum
05 Nov 16 Rennes (FR) Ubu
06 Nov 16 Paris (FR) Petit Bain
07 Nov 16 London (UK) Islington Assembly Hall
08 Nov 16 Dublin (IR) Voodoo Lounge
10 Nov 16 Esch-sur -Alzette (LU) Kultur Fabrik
11 Nov 16 Bochum (DE) Matrix
12 Nov 16 Nijmegen (NL) Doornroosje
13 Nov 16 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
14 Nov 16 Weinheim (DE) Café Central

INQUISITION frontman Dagon commented: "Our 2016 European co-headlining tour marks another journey for INQUISITION that comes with a new album. We take great pride at selecting artists who are willing and have the time and dedication to share the stage with us while considering what should be a ritualistic experience that goes beyond a music event from uprising bands, to the classic ancients all under one shadow. We invite you to witness SCHAMMASCH, MYSTIFIER, ROTTING CHRIST, and INQUISITION on the Bloodshed Rituals 2016 European tour with the intentions of evoking the essence of occult music, while breaking necks in the process of invoking your spirit."

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Line-up
Dagon: guitars, vocals
Incubus: drums

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Fri, Aug 19 2016: IMPERIUM DEKADENZ

Latest release: "Dis Manibvs"

Release date: Fri, Aug 26 2016

German black metal stalwarts IMPERIUM DEKADENZ are now unleashing their forthcoming fifth full-length 'Dis Manibvs', which can be ordered here (out August 26th). 'Dis Manibvs' is exclusively streaming via the official media partners listed below.

Metal As Fuck (AU)
Spark (CZ)
Metal Hammer (DE)
Rockzone (ES)
La Grosse Radio (FR)
Langolo Gitarok (HU)
Andfari (IS)
Rock Hard (IT)
Zware Metalen (NL)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Musick Magazine (PL)
Ultraje (PT)
Antichrist Magazine (UA)
Metal Hammer (UK)
No Clean Singing (US)

IMPERIUM DEKADENZ comment regarding their new album: “We are proud that our fifth album ‘Dis Manibvs’ is now streaming in its entirety. In our opinion this album is our most diverse output so far. It carries the typical Imperium Dekadenz mark from the first note, but we have added a new energy. Its epic and melodic parts will carry you off to mysterious and unknown places – like ancient ruins over the vulnerable sides of our spirits. We put our very hearts and souls into these songs! We hope that you enjoy this new journey into the dark realms of ancient cultures and the night."

Artwork of 'Dis Manibvs' has been created by Francesco De Luca and can be viewed together with the track-list below.

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  1. In Todesbanden
  2. Only Fragments Of Light
  3. Still I Rise
  4. Dis Manibvs
  5. Pantheon Spells
  6. Vae Victis
  7. Volcano
  8. Somnia
  9. Pure Nocturnal Rome
  10. Seikilos

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Line-up
Vespasian: drums, e-guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, synthesizer
Horaz: vocals, e-guitar, synthesizer

Join IMPERIUM DEKADENZ on their Facebook and website!

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Fri, Aug 19 2016: SAINT VITUS

Upcoming release: "Live Vol. 2"

Release date: Fri, Sep 23 2016, US Fri, Sep 23 2016

SAINT VITUS are streaming the second classic taken from their forthcoming live album 'Live Vol. 2', which can be pre-ordered here (out September 23rd). "White Stallions", one of the all-time favourite tracks of those godfathers of American doom, is now exclusively streaming via Blabbermouth as official media partner here. Continue reading for more information!

'White Stallions' is exclusively streaming at Blabbermouth.

SAINT VITUS have previously revealed the artwork and track-list of 'Live Vol. 2', which can both be viewed below.

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  1. War Is Our Destiny
  2. Look Behind You
  3. Let Them Fall
  4. The Bleeding Ground
  5. Patra (Petra)
  6. The Troll
  7. The Waste Of Time
  8. White Stallions
  9. Thirsty And Miserable
  10. Dying Inside
  11. Born Too Late

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Recording line-up
Dave Chandler: guitar
Scott "Wino" Weinrich: vocals
Mark Adams: bass
Henry Vasquez: drums

SAINT VITUS have previously announced a headlining US tour with their classic front-man, Scott Reagers. The tour of these doom metal legends begins on September 27 in Austin, and sees the band trek across the US before concluding on October 23. Support on this heavy journey comes from THE SKULL and WITCH MOUNTAIN. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below.

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SAINT VITUS + THE SKULL & WITCH MOUNTAIN
27 Sep 16 Austin, TX (US) Midway Field House
28 Sep 16 Dallas, TX (US) Gas Monkey
29 Sep 16 San Antonio, TX (US) The Mix
30 Sep 16 Shreveport, LA (US) Riverside Warehouse
01 Oct 16 New Orleans, LA (US) One Eyed Jack's
02 Oct 16 Atlanta, GA (US) The Earl
03 Oct 16 Raleigh, NC (US) King's
05 Oct 16 Philadelphia, PA (US) Underground Arts
06 Oct 16 Boston, MA (US) Middle East
07 Oct 16 Brooklyn, NY (US) Saint Vitus Bar
08 Oct 16 Cleveland, OH (US) Grog Shop
09 Oct 16 Indianapolis, IN (US) 5th Quarter
10 Oct 16 Chicago, IL (US) Reggie's
11 Oct 16 Madison, WI (US) High Noon
12 Oct 16 St. Paul, MN (US) Turf Club
14 Oct 16 Missoula, MT (US) Erosion Fest
15 Oct 16 Seattle, WA (US) El Corazon
16 Oct 16 Portland, OR (US) Star Theater
18 Oct 16 Sacramento, CA (US) Starlite
19 Oct 16 Oakland, CA (US) Metro
20 Oct 16 Costa Mesa, CA (US) Wayfarer
21 Oct 16 Los Angeles, CA (US) Viper Room
22 Oct 16 San Diego, CA (US) Brick by Brick
23 Oct 16 Tucson, AZ (US) Southwest Terror Fest

The band's touring line-up is: Dave Chandler, Scott Reagers, Mark Adams, and Henry Vasquez.

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Fri, Aug 19 2016: THY CATAFALQUE

Upcoming release: "Meta"

Release date: Fri, Sep 16 2016, US Fri, Sep 16 2016

Hungarian avant-garde metal outfit Thy Catafalque are unveiling the second mind-bending song taken from their forthcoming seventh album 'Meta', which can be pre-ordered here (out September 16th). The beautiful track "Sirály" is now exclusively streaming via the official media partners below.

Metal As Fuck (AU)
Rock Hard (DE)
Friedhof Magazine (ES)
Radio Metal (FR)
Rock Overdose (GR)
Kronos Mortus (HU)
Metal Wani (IN)
Andfari (IS)
Ultraje (PT)
Antichrist Magazine (UA)
Popmatters (US)

Regarding "Sirály", mastermind Tamás Kátai comments: "Sirály means Seagull and the track features Ágnes Tóth from The Moon And The Nightspirit on vocals and Judit Csere on cello. Ágnes was singing on previous albums as well and now she's back for this piece again. The song is more or less is an allegory of life and passing, inspired by the Scottish seaside trips with the blue North Sea and the white seagulls circling above it."

THY CATAFALQUE previously revealed the artwork and tracklist of 'Meta', which can both be viewed below. The cover picture has been hand painted by Bulgarian artist Agnessa Kessiakova.

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  1. Uránia
  2. Sirály
  3. 10^(-20) Ångström
  4. Ixión Düün
  5. Osszel otthon
  6. Malmok járnak
  7. Vonatút az éjszakában
  8. Mezolit
  9. Fehérvasárnap

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Line-up
Tamás Kátai: vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, programming, lyrics

Guest musicians
Attila Bakos: clean vocals on "Uránia"
Judit Csere: cello on "Sirály"
Ágnes Tóth: soprano on "Sirály"
Balázs Tóth: lead guitar on "Ixión Düün"
Orsolya Fogarasi: female vocals on "Malmok járnak"
Zoltán Kónya: vocals on "Malmok járnak"
Luci Holland: oboe on "Malmok járnak"
Gyula Vasvári : clean vocals on "Vonatút az éjszakában" and "Mezolit"
Lambert Lédeczy: vocals on "Mezolit"

Join THY CATAFALQUE on their official Facebook page!

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Fri, Aug 19 2016: SHINING

Latest release: "IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends"

Release date: Mon, Apr 20 2015, US Tue, Apr 21 2015

Controversial Swedish black metallers SHINING have kicked off their first-ever US tour on the 11th of August in Houston, Texas. The trek sees the band performing alongside BELPHEGOR, ORIGIN and ABIGAIL WILLIAMS. A full list of remaining tour dates can be found below.

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SHINING US tour dates
All dates with BELPHEGOR, ORIGIN, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS
19 Aug 16 Oakland, CA (US) Oakland Metro
20 Aug 16 Portland, OR (US) Star Theater
21 Aug 16 Vancouver, BC (US) Rickshaw Theatre
22 Aug 16 Seattle, WA (US) Studio Seven
24 Aug 16 Minneapolis, MN (US) Triple Rock
25 Aug 16 Kansas City, MO (US) The Riot Room
26 Aug 16 Cave-in-Rock, IL (US) Full Metal Assault
27 Aug 16 Dayton, OH (US) Oddbody's
28 Aug 16 Chicago, IL (US) Reggie's
30 Aug 16 Quebec City, QC (US) Salle Multi
31 Aug 16 New York, NY (US) Gramercy Theatre

SHINING are touring in support of their latest album, 'IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends'. The album is out now and streaming here. Cover artwork and tracklist are shown below.

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  1. Den Påtvingade Tvåsamheten
  2. Vilja & Dröm
  3. Framtidsutsikter
  4. Människotankens Vägglösa Rum
  5. Inga Broar Kvar Att Bränna
  6. Besök Från I(ho)nom

SHINING previously released a video for the track "Vilja & Dröm". The NSFW Martin Strandberg-directed video is still streaming at No Clean Singing.

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Current line-up
Niklas Kvarforth: vocals
Peter Huss: guitars
Euge Valovirta: guitars
Jarle "Uruz" Byberg: drums

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Fri, Aug 19 2016: HARK

Latest release: "Crystalline"

Release date: Fri, Mar 14 2014, US Tue, Mar 18 2014

HARK have announced a string of live dates supporting BLACK TUSK in November in the UK as special guest. The Welsh heavy rockers are interrupting work on their sophomore full-length in order to go out and play live. A full list of upcoming shows and a picture of the new line-up can be viewed below.

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HARK tourdates
19 Aug 16 Leeds (UK) House Studios
20 Aug 16 Edinburgh (UK) Bannermans
21 Aug 16 Glasgow (UK) King Tut's
26 Aug 16 Bristol (UK) The Exchange
27 Aug 16 London (UK) Boston Music Rooms
03 Nov 16 London (UK) Boston Music Room (+Black Tusk)
04 Nov 16 Norwich (UK) The Owl Sanctuary (+Black Tusk)
06 Nov 16 Glasgow (UK) Audio (+Black Tusk)
07 Nov 16 Bristol (UK) Exchange (+Black Tusk)

HARK have previously released a video, created under the direction of Rhodri Thomas and vocalist/guitarist Jimbob Isaac. The clip for the song "Palendromeda" is taken from the Welsh trio's album debut 'Crystalline' and can be viewed here.

HARK are still performing in support of their debut full-length, 'Crystalline', which has been named as one of the best six metal albums of 2014 by Entertainment Weekly and is still available from the Season of Mist shop.

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  1. Palendromeda
  2. Hounded By Callous Decree
  3. Sins On Sleeves
  4. Black Hole South West
  5. Breathe And Run
  6. Mythopoeia
  7. Scarlet Extremities
  8. All Wretch No Vomit
  9. Xtal 0.6
  10. Clear Light Of....

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Current line-up
Jimbob Isaac: guitars, vocals
Joe Harvatt: guitars
Tom Short: bass
Simon Bonwick: drums

Join HARK on their official Facebook page.

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