Latest news: Thu, Mar 05 2015
Thu, Mar 05 2015: GRAVE DESECRATOR
Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of GRAVE DESECRATOR! The Brazilian warmongers’ new album will hit the stores later this year.
GRAVE DESECRATOR comment: "A pact has been sealed, and we are very proud of it! Season of Mist will be in charge to spread our waves of sonic desecration, striking down the earth in witching hour!", writes bassist E. Necrogoat.
Founded in 1998 in Rio de Janeiro, GRAVE DESECRATOR have established a reputation as one of the most savage and brutal South American metal bands through the release of two full-length albums and several well-received splits (including much sought-after splits with ARCHGOAT and BLACK WITCHERY). Adhering to the extreme ways of their Brazilian predecessors, GRAVE DESECRATOR are true torch bearers of the underground and firmly place themselves among the ranks of entities such as SARCOFAGO, early SEPULTURA, and MUTILATOR.
Butcherazor: guitars & vocals
Black Sin and Damnation: guitars
Élson "El" Necrogoat: bass
Márcio Slaughterer: drums
Thu, Mar 05 2015: SHINING
Upcoming release: "IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends"
Release date: Mon, Apr 20 2015, US Tue, Apr 21 2015
SHINING have revealed a brand new track taken from their forthcoming full-length 'IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends' and have released a string of festival dates. The song "Besök Från I(ho)nom" is exclusively streaming through the official media partners below.
Radio Metal (FR)
Kronos Mortus (HU)
Metal Wani (IN)
Marunouchi Muzik (JP)
Against Magazine (PT)
Zero Tolerance (UK)
Niklas Kvarforth comments: "A second track from the upcoming 'IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends' album is now being streamed for your inconvenience. Although it might appear to differ in many ways from the way I usually arrange songs, myself (and a few others who heard it in advance) noticed quite a few similarities here and there to basically each era of our existence. Again, I do think it might be an advantage, spellbinding not only fans of our latter albums but also those who might not have appreciated the direction I chose to follow after the III or IV album. The release date draws nearer and nearer and we might, or might not, provide you another sample before the darkness descends in full… Nevertheless, for the time being, 'enjoy!'"
SHINING have already announced a string of festival shows. More dates and tours will be revealed in the near future. You can find a list of confirmed dates below:
03 Apr 15 Montreal (CA) Messe des Morts Festival
30 Apr 15 Barroselas (PT) SWR Barroselas
09 May 15 London (UK) Incineration Fest
19 Jun 15 Dokkum (NL) Dokk'em Open Air
03 Jul 15 Vana Vigala (EE) Hard Rock Laager
30 Jul 15 Wacken (DE) Wacken Open Air
25 Sep 15 Hultsfred (SE) Mörkaste Småland
SHINING’s Niklas Kvarforth appears on the cover of German Legacy magazine and in a joint interview with Grutle from EENSLAVED. Both bands contribute new and rare tracks for an attached bonus EP. The magazine is in German and out now!
IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends' has been scheduled for release on the 20th of April 2015 (one day later in North America). The album can already be pre-ordered in various formats including collectors' editions via the Season of Mist shop.
SHINING have previously revealed that their cover artwork has been created by Daniele Serra. The renowned illustrator is well known for his collaboration with Joe R. Lansdale for the praised graphic novel "I Tell You It's Love" among numerous other award winning works. Daniele Serra regularly contributes for companies such as Weird Tales Magazine and DC Comics, and is behind the stunning illustrations for the new and already award nominated "Hellraiser: Bestiary" series.
Artwork and track-list of 'IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends' can be seen below.
Thu, Mar 05 2015: DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT
DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT are now streaming a brand new song taken from their forthcoming full-length 'Stellar'. The song "Eiswanderer" is exclusively premiering via the official media partners below:
Metal Obsession (AU)
Radio Metal (FR)
Lángoló Gitárok (HU)
Metal Wani (IN)
Musick Magazine (PL)
Against Magazine (PT)
Zero Tolerance (UK)
The band comments: "'Eiswanderer' originated from a nightly trip I did through the Norwegian mountains around Bergen back in February 2013", says frontman Nikita Kamprad. "The complete solitude and isolation can give you strength and calm. It lets you reflect on things you usually never find the time for in the fast and frantic life of daily routines."
On further news, the German black metal progenies have already announced a string of European dates with DOWNFALL OF GAIA in March and April this year. A full list of confirmed dates can be viewed below.
DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT will be joined by compatriot sludge and post-metal outfit DOWNFALL OF GAIA. The tour will start in Germany at Berlin's Binuu on the 19th of March and continues through nine other countries before the grand finale at Juha West in Stuttgart back in Germany.
19 Mar 15 Berlin (DE) Bi Nuu
20 Mar 15 München (DE) Feierwerk
21 Mar 15 Osnabrück (DE) Bastard Club
22 Mar 15 Hamburg (DE) Hafenklang
24 Mar 15 Oslo (NO) Blå
25 Mar 15 Lyngby (DK) Templet
26 Mar 15 Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg
27 Mar 15 Köln (DE) MTC
28 Mar 15 Antwerp (BE) Kavka
29 Mar 15 Birmingham (UK) The Rainbow
30 Mar 15 Manchester (UK) Roadhouse
31 Mar 15 London (UK) Our Black Heart
01 Apr 15 Paris (FR) Covent Garden
03 Apr 15 Madrid (ES) Sala Barracudas
04 Apr 15 Barcelona (ES) Sala Begood
05 Apr 15 Luynes (FR) Le Korigan
06 Apr 15 Chambéry (FR) Le Brin de Zinc
07 Apr 15 Milano (IT) Lo Fi Club
08 Apr 15 Wien (AT) Arena
09 Apr 15 Stuttgart (DE) Juha West
10 Apr 15 Tilburg (NL) Roadburn Festival
11 Apr 15 Lichtenfels (DE) Ragnarök Festival
19 Jun 15 Dessel (BE) Graspop Metal Meeting
20 Jun 15 Clisson (FR) Hellfest
12 Jul 15 Kärnten (AT) Eine in Teich Open Air
'Stellar' will be released on March 23rd, 2015 and is already available for pre-order on the Season of Mist e-shop, as a limited Digibox edition with bonus tracks and exclusive coloured vinyl with bonus 2-track 7”. Artwork and track-list are shown below.
Thu, Mar 05 2015: BENIGHTED
BENIGHTED are still on a rampage through Canada, but already preparing for another brutal death onslaught that will bring the French band to England's shores. The tour kicks of in the London area, in Croydon at the Scream Lounge on the 11th of April and runs through five more crushing shows before a final hit on the Face Bar in Reading on April 17th. A list of all dates can be seen below.
The band comments: "We are very proud and excited to come back to the UK for this leg. We are looking forward to kick ass together with our friends from CANCEROUS WOMB and ABHORRENT DECIMATION, who will join us! We will sure deliver a sick and intense show that our UK fans will not forget soon. Promise! Don't miss this!"
11 Apr 15 Croydon (UK) Scream Lounge
12 Apr 15 Bristol (UK) The Exchange
13 Apr 15 Liverpool (UK) Magnet
14 Apr 15 Edinburgh (UK) Bannermans
15 Apr 15 Leeds (UK) Temple of Boom
16 Apr 15 Birmingham (UK) The Flapper
17 Apr 15 Reading (UK) Face Bar
05 Mar 15 Ottawa, ON (CA) Cafe Dekcuf
06 Mar 15 Toronto, ON (CA) Rancho Relaxo
07 Mar 15 Sault-Ste-Marie, ON (CA) Odd Fellows Hall
08 Mar 15 Thunder Bay, ON (CA) Crocks
09 Mar 15 Winnipeg, MA (CA) The Zoo
10 Mar 15 Regina, SK (CA) The Clud
11 Mar 15 Calgary, AB (CA) Dickens Pub
12 Mar 15 Vernon, BC (CA) The Green
13 Mar 15 Vancouver, BC (CA) Funky Winker Beans
14 Mar 15 Kamloops, BC (CA) Dirty Jersey
15 Mar 15 Edmonton, AB (CA) DV8
16 Mar 15 Saskatoon, SK (CA) Vangellis
17 Mar 15 Brandon, MA (CA) North Hill Inn
19 Mar 15 Sudbury, ON (CA) Cambrian Theater
20 Mar 15 Rouyn-Noranda, QC (CA) Evolu-Son
21 Mar 15 Trois-Rivières, QC (CA) Trois Rivières Metal Fest
Sat, Apr 18 Tilburg (NL) - O13 - Neurotic Deathfest
BENIGHTED have previously unleashed a live video taken from the bonus DVD of their just released live album 'Brutalive the Sick'. The clip for the track "Collapse" can now viewed here.
'Brutalive the Sick' is now out in the stores and also still available from 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 as follows:
Thu, Mar 05 2015: VULTURE INDUSTRIES
VULTURE INDUSTRIES will be joining ARCTURUS for a string of European shows this May. The progressive metal meeting will hit the road in Brescia, Italy at the Circolo Colony on the 2nd of May and continue through France, the UK and the Netherlands before finishing in Paris at Divan du Monde on May 10th. A full list of shows can be viewed below.
VULTURE INDUSTRIES have announced a special show titled "The Babylon Spiral" with their visual artist Costin Chioreanu in Oslo (NO) on the 2nd of April as part of the INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL NORWAY at Kulturhuset and two new concerts in Spain. On further news, the Norwegian avant-gardists Baltic mini-tour starts tomorrow. Find a list of all shows below.
The band comments: "Having a great time sharing stage with Arcturus in Finland we are thrilled to join up with them once more", says frontman Bjørnar Erevik Nilsen. "Not to forget our friends in France and the Netherlands, but adding to the excitement is the fact that it has been a while since we did any shows in UK and Italy. It is high time for a return!"
02 May 15 Brescia (IT) Circolo Colony
03 May 15 Bologna (IT) Locomotiv Club
04 May 15 Lyon (FR) CCO
05 May 15 Rennes (FR) Ubu
07 May 15 London (UK) The Dome
08 May 15 Apeldoorn (NL) Gigant
09 May 15 Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg
10 May 15 Paris (FR) Divan du Monde
VULTURE INDUSTRIES have previously announced further dates. The Norwegians will perform a special show "The Babylon Spiral" with their visual artist COSTIN CHIOREANU in Oslo (NO) on the 2nd of April as part of the Inferno Festival at Kulturhuset. Their progressive metal brothers in spirit, VIRUS will also play. Special signed and designed paper tickets for this event are available directly from the band.
02 Apr 15 Oslo (NO) Kulturhuset (Inferno Festival show with Costin Chioreanu)
Two concerts in Spain have also been added to the band's roster. The avantgarde-metallers will share stages with progressive supergroup SOEN on April 3rd at Razzmatazz 2 in Barcelona and one day later at the Caracol in Madrid. A list of all other upcoming dates can be viewed below:
03 Apr 15 Barcelona (ES) Razzmatazz 2 (+Soen)
04 Apr 15 Madrid (ES) Caracol (+Soen)
14 Aug 15 Rasnov (RO) Rockstadt Extreme Fest
24 Oct 15 Volosyanka (UA) Carpathian Alliance
VULTURE INDUSTRIES tour in support of their latest critically acclaimed full-length ‘The Tower’, which is still available on the Season of Mist shop. Artwork and tracklisting can be viewed below:
Thu, Mar 05 2015: GEORGE KOLLIAS
GEORGE KOLLIAS, who recently signed to Season of Mist has embarked on a drum clinic tour in Australia. The acclaimed extreme metal drummer will showcase new music taken from his forthcoming solo album 'Invictus' and feature intensive workshop-style sessions alongside fans. GEORGE KOLLIAS is already trekking throughout the continent down under before concluding in Melbourne. On select dates, GEORGE KOLLIAS will perform material alongside Dave Haley from PSYCROPTIC. A full schedule can be viewed below.
05 Mar 15 Sydney (AU) The Factory Floor (Performance 8:00PM)
06 Mar 15 Canberra (AU) The Groove Warehouse (Performance 6:00PM)
07 Mar 15 Sydney (AU) Adversary Studios (Full Day Workshop 10:00AM)
08 Mar 15 Melbourne (AU) Drumtek (Full Day Workshop 10:00AM)
09 Mar 15 Melbourne (AU) Drumtek (Performance Nile Classics 7:00PM)
10 Mar 15 Melbourne (AU) Drumtek (Performance New Solo Material 7 :00PM)
On previous news, Season of Mist have proudly announce the signing of GEORGE KOLLIAS. The exceptional Greek drum progeny and NILE sticksman will release his solo album debut 'Invictus' on the 18th of May 2015. Pre-sales will start late March.
GEORGE KOLLIAS commented: "I am extremely happy to be a part of the Season of Mist family and so excited for the release of my first album! I strongly feel this is going to be a very successful and productive cooperation between me and this label with a common goal: to deliver the best music we can to all of you out there! I would like to thank everyone at Season of Mist for all their support and for helping me with the release of my first album. It means a lot to me and I will make sure to work even harder for more great music for all of you!!"
Regarding 'Invictus', the drummer, who is regarded as one of the world's best by his peers, says the following: "This solo project contains exactly what the word 'solo' describes: one musician writing all music and lyrics as well as performing all the instruments, while inviting some guests to join. At first I composed some songs in order to support my 2 drum DVDs, but thanks to the support and demand from all the fans out there it turned into a full album over time. I can honestly say, the only reason I have recorded this album is the fans asked for this to happen. I am happy that I did it and more excited than ever for the future of this project! I enjoyed recording it more than anything. I have got some great plans for my project. I want to get out there and play this album live as soon as possible too! I also had to pleasure to have some really important guests, which made this album even more special to me. I guarantee that this is only the beginning!!"
GEORGE KOLLIAS has previously released a teaser, which you can check out here.
Thu, Mar 05 2015: HARK
HARK have revealed a mouth watering teaser for their forthcoming video for the song "Palendromeda" taken from their debut album 'Crystalline', which can be viewed here. The Welsh heavy rockers will unleash their spectacular clip before embarking on tour with PRONG in April and have added new live dates. See below for a full list of confirmed shows.
HARK have added two headlining shows in advance of their tour with PRONG:
10 Apr 15 Cardiff (UK) Clwb Ifor Bach
11 Apr 15 Swansea (UK) The Garage
The PRONG 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
HARK have also been confirmed to play at Germany’s Summerbreeze Festival on next August 12th.
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 streaming their entire breathtaking performance at last 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 been named as one of the best six metal album of 2014 by Entertainment Weekly and is available in various formats via the Season of Mist shop.