Latest news: Fri, May 29 2015
Fri, May 29 2015: BAPTISM
Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of BAPTISM. The Finnish elitist black metal underground veterans are aiming to release their first full-length on the label in 2016.
Regarding their signing, BAPTISM comment: "We are very excited to become a part of Season of Mist, with such a great roster and people behind the label", writes Lord. “It is an honour as well as a great opportunity for us. We are planning to enter studio at the end of this year in order to record our first album for Season of Mist, which will hopefully be released in 2016. We will be coming back stronger than ever and we cannot wait to start a great fire to light the darkness with this record. Until the world may burn... A.M.S.G."
Black metal orthodoxy demands a raw and unbound fierceness in the musical expression that is counterbalanced by epic melodies buried underneath a shredding onslaught and majestic atmospheres as well as corpsepaint, hoods and spikes in the visuals enhanced by Satanic mysticism on the lyrical side. All of this is delivered to the dark letter by BAPTISM, who also let their Finnish roots clearly show through their hellish sound.
Lord S.: vocals, guitar, songwriting
TG: lead guitar
Fri, May 29 2015: HATE ETERNAL
HATE ETERNAL are now announcing the title and release date for their highly-anticipated new album. The death metal legends have named their sixth full-length 'Infernus' and its release date has been scheduled for the 24th of August 2015 (one day later in the US). They are also part of the Northern American Metal Alliance tour, which has already kicked off. A full list of confirmed dates can be viewed below.
HATE ETERNAL have furthermore already kicked off their US-tour as part of this year's Metal Alliance rampage, which sees the band performing alongside DEICIDE, ENTOMBED A.D., and more. A full list of remaining dates can be viewed below.
30 May 15 Indianapolis, IN (US) The Emerson Theater
31 May 15 Chicago, IL (US) Metro Chicago
01 Jun 15 St. Paul, MN (US) Amsterdam Bar and Hall
02 Jun 15 Kansas City, KS (US) The Riot Room (without Entombed and Svart Crown)
03 Jun 15 Denver, CO (US) Summit Music Hall
05 Jun 15 Spokane, WA (US) The Pinnacle Northwest
06 Jun 15 Seattle, WA (US) Studio Seven Seattle
07 Jun 15 Portland, OR (US) Tonic Lounge Portland
08 Jun 15 Oakland, CA (US) Oakland Metro Opera house
09 Jun 15 Los Angeles, CA (US) The Regent
11 Jun 15 Las Vegas, NV (US) LVCS
12 Jun 15 Mesa, AZ (US) Club Red Theaters
13 Jun 15 El Paso, TX (US) Mesa Music Hall
14 Jun 15 Lubbock, TX (US) Depot "O" Bar (without Entombed and Svart Crown)
15 Jun 15 Austin, TX (US) Empire Control Room
16 Jun 15 Dallas, TX (US) Gas Monkey Live
18 Jun 15 New York, NY (US) The Gramercy Theater
19 Jun 15 Baltimore, MD (US) Ottobar
20 Jun 15 Charlotte, NC (US) Tremont Music Hall
21 Jun 15 Sanford, FL (US) West End Trading Co.
The legendary death metal band have previously announced their signing to Season of Mist. Widely considered one of the leading bands in the worldwide death metal scene for over eighteen years, HATE ETERNAL's five prior full-length albums are considered crucial genre touchstones, and the band is a proven headliner across five continents.
Regarding their forthcoming album, Rutan comments: "The recording process has been fantastic so far. I have never felt so focused and determined on a HATE ETERNAL record, and I know that this will be an album our listeners and supporters will truly appreciate. It represents an important milestone for me personally since 15 years ago both HATE ETERNAL began recording its first album and Mana Recording Studios was born. We have so much more news to share with you over the coming months. We are super proud of what we have accomplished creatively, and excited at the prospect of releasing what we feel is our most powerful Hate Eternal material to date."
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Fri, May 29 2015: SHINING
Latest release: "IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends"
Release date: Mon, Apr 20 2015, US Tue, Apr 21 2015
SHINING have revealed the first video featuring a track taken from their acclaimed new full-length 'IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends'. The brutal imagery of "Vilja & Dröm" is following the Swedes' tradition to hold an artistic mirror up to the face of humankind in order to throw its ugly reflection back onto itself: homo homini lupus est. The clip was directed by Martin Strandberg and is now exclusively streaming via the official media partners below.
Niklas Kvarforth comments: "Apart from filming the band stuff in Helsinki, our director and longtime collaborator, Martin Strandberg was given the opportunity to search and purchase additional material from the archives of an official TV station", relates the mastermind. "Of the sequences that have been used in the video, about 75% of them have actually been shown on the late evening news. Those people complaining about the content should maybe open their eyes to what is being broadcast for everyone, including kids and those faint-of-heart, to see on a daily basis. You know, regardless of our opinion on ANY of these events, one should take into consideration that this is what our world actually looks like today. Anyway, enjoy the video and put your hands together in prayer for the end of everything and ALL."
SHINING have created a T-shirt for "Vilja & Dröm", which can be ordered here.
SHINING are successively announcing new shows in Europe and beyond in autumn 2015. For a complete list of shows including festival dates, please see below.
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
13 Aug 15 Monterrey (MX) Cafe Iguana
14 Aug 15 Mexico City (MX) Foro Alicia
25 Sep 15 Hultsfred (SE) Mörkaste Småland
26 Sep 15 Malmö (SE) Moriska Paviljongen
16 Oct 15 Venlo (NL) Grenswerk
17 Oct 15 Hasselt (BE) Muziekodroom
18 Oct 15 Hilversum (NL) Krachtstroom XL
05 Nov 15 Roma (IT) Traffic Live
06 Nov 15 Brescia (IT) Circolo Colony
07 Nov 15 Bologna (IT) Alchemica Music Club
SHINING in Germany +DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT +IMPERIUM DEKADENZ
12 Nov 15 München (DE) Backstage
13 Nov 15 Stuttgart (DE) Keller Klub
14 Nov 15 Essen (DE) Turock
15 Nov 15 Köln (DE) Underground
17 Nov 15 Wiesbaden (DE) Schlachthof
18 Nov 15 Berlin (DE) Magnet
19 Nov 15 Hamburg (DE) Logo
03 Dec 15 Almassera, Valencia (ES) Sala Rock City
04 Dec 15 Murcia (ES) Sala Garaje Beat Club
05 Dec 15 Madrid (ES) Sala Caracol
06 Dec 15 Barcelona (ES) Sala Boveda
07 Dec 15 Bilbao (ES) Stage Live
11 Dec 15 Moscow (RU) Club Volta
12 Dec 15 St. Petersburg (RU) Club Phoenix
SHINING are touring in support of their latest full-length 'IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends', which is already out in the shops and can be directly ordered from Season of Mist. The album is also streaming in full at this link.
SHINING previously announced that the album’s cover artwork was 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' are as follows:
Fri, May 29 2015: 1349
1349 are kicking off the second leg of the North American "Chaos Raids" tour in support of their latest album 'Massive Cauldron of Chaos' in Baltimore tomorrow, on May 30th. The Norwegian black metal fundamentalists will be joined by label mates NECROPHAGIA, and VATTNET VISKAR. See below for a complete list of shows.
30 May 15 Baltimore, MD (US) Ottobar
31 May 15 Brooklyn, NY (US) St. Vitus
01 Jun 15 Montreal, QC (CA) Foufounes Electriques
02 Jun 15 Toronto, ON (CA) Mod Club
03 Jun 15 Rochester, NY (US) Montage Music Hall
04 Jun 15 Chicago, IL (US) Cobra Lounge
05 Jun 15 St. Paul, MN (US) Amsterdam Bar
06 Jun 15 Des Moines, IA (US) Val Air Ballroom
09 Jun 15 Boise, ID (US) The Crazy Horse
10 Jun 15 Seattle, WA (US) Club SUR
11 Jun 15 Portland, OR (US) Tonic Lounge
12 Jun 15 Oakland, CA (US) Metro Opera House
13 Jun 15 San Diego, CA (US) Brick by Brick
14 Jun 15 Phoenix, AZ (US) Joe's Grotto
15 Jun 15 El Paso, TX (US) Mesa Music Hall
16 Jun 15 San Antonio, TX (US) Korova
17 Jun 15 Ft Worth TX (US) Tom Cat's
18 Jun 15 New Orleans, LA (US) Siberia
19 Jun 15 Orlando, FL (US) The Haven (without NECROPHAGIA)
1349 will hit the road supporting new full-length 'Massive Cauldron of Chaos', which has been called "another career-defining release which will surely confirm their place among black metal's more promising groups" by Sputnik Music, and a "musical, versatile effort that should earn 1349 a high degree of respect going forward" by Metal Injection. The album is available in various formats through the Season of Mist shop and streaming here in full. Artwork and tracklist can be viewed below.
NECROPHAGIA are touring in support of their latest full-length ‘WhiteWorm Cathedral’. All still available formats can be directly ordered from the Season of Mist shop and the album is streaming here. Artwork and tracklist are shown below.
Fri, May 29 2015: KEN MODE
KEN mode have kicked off their second string of European dates this year on May 25th at Taverne du Théâtre in La Louviere, Belgium and will continue to rage in support of their forthcoming sixth full-length 'Success' until a final show at the Raymond in Clermont-Ferrand, France on the 7th of June. (FR) A full list of shows including North America can be viewed below.
28 May 15 Hamburg (DE) Astra Stube
29 May 15 Paris (FR) OTB Festival
31 May 15 Bristol (UK) Temples Festival
01 Jun 15 London (UK) Macbeth
02 Jun 15 Lille (FR) La Peniche
03 Jun 15 Sint (BE) Jeugdhuis Job
04 Jun 15 Metz (FR) Troubadour
06 Jun 15 Poitiers (FR ) Less Playboy Is More Cowboy Fest
07 Jun 15 Clermont-Ferrand (FR) Raymond
16 Jun 15 Toronto, ON (CA) The Shop (Parts & Labour) (+Fight Amp +The Great Sabatini)
17 Jun 15 Montreal, QC (CA) Turbo Haus (+Fight Amp +The Great Sabatini)
18 Jun 15 Brooklyn, NY (US) St. Vitus (+Fight Amp +Pyrrhon +Couch Slut)
19 Jun 15 Philadelphia, PA (US) Kung Fu Necktie (+Fight Amp)
20 Jun 15 Columbus, OH (US) Ace of Cups (+Fight Amp +Lo-Pan)
21 Jun 15 Chicago, IL (US) The Burlington (+Fight Amp +Gobo's Cvit)
26 Jun 15 Winnipeg, MB (CA) The Goodwill (+Pop Crimes +Teethmarks)
On previous news, KEN mode have announced the streaming of a fourth brand new song taken from their forthcoming sixth full-length 'Success', which has been scheduled for June 15th (June 16th in North America). The power trio from Winnipeg, Canada is exclusively premiering the track "Dead Actors" via Brooklyn Vegan and Invisible Oranges in the US and for the rest of the world through The Quietus. All forthcoming KEN mode live dates in Europe and North America are listed below.
'Success' represents a bold move towards sounds that originally inspired the band at the beginning sixteen years ago. KEN mode have previously proved this claim by releasing a video for the opening track "Blessed" as well as the tracks "These Tight Jeans" and "Management Control".
The album can already be pre-ordered in various formats through the Season of Mist shop.
KEN mode recorded 'Success' with legendary engineer Steve Albini (NIRVANA, THE JESUS LIZARD, PJ HARVEY) to capture the material in a fully live and analogue session in the band's hometown in November 2014. This set-up brought to fruition the most raw, rock and roll sound this band has ever put forth.
KEN mode have already revealed the cover of 'Success', which was created by acclaimed Winnipeg based fine artist Randy Ortiz. The artwork can now be viewed below along with the tracklist.
Fri, May 29 2015: ABBATH
ABBATH has announced the support acts for his first solo London show at The Forum in Kentish Town on Friday, September 18th. In an exclusive news item, Metal Hammer (UK) revealed that Ireland's finest, PRIMORDIAL and bellicose doomsters CONAN from Liverpool, UK will open for the Norwegian legend and his new band.
Metal Hammer quoted CONAN stating that: "For Aeons ABBATH has sung to us tales of victory and bloodshed, triumph and destruction. We will join him and bring forth the hammers of the old guard, casting darkness upon the southern plains."
Tickets for this smashing event can be ordered here. For more confirmed shows see below.
27 Jun 15 Helsinki (FI) Tuska Metal Festival
08 Aug 15 Montréal (CA) Parc Jean-Drapeau (Heavy Montréal Festival)
04 Sep 15 Zürich (CH) Meh Suff Metal Festival
05 Sep 15 Torcy (FR) Fall of Summer
18 Sep 15 London (UK) The Forum
20 Feb 16 Bergen (NO) Blastfest
On previous news, Season of Mist have proudly announced the signing of ABBATH. Having recently departed from IMMORTAL to form a new band under his own name, the iconic Norwegian black metal legend is currently working on his debut album for Season of Mist, which is expected to be ready in early 2016.
Regarding this signing Michael Berberian personally commented: "My first black metal concert ever was IMMORTAL, ROTTING CHRIST, and BLASPHEMY in Paris, 1993", states the Season of Mist CEO. "Black metal was then, and still is, defining my musical taste. This concert was life changing and one of the events that eventually sparked the birth of Season of Mist. Fast-¬forward 22 years from that concert at this moment in time. ROTTING CHRIST have been with us for years, and now ABBATH joins us too! I'm presenting this signing with a pure adrenaline high and childlike amazement. On top of this, Abbath is one of a kind, a genuine character. This band has just the right chemistry, the ambition and the vision to excel."
Speakers of German can read a world exclusive interview with Abbath about his split from IMMORTAL and his founding of ABBATH in the May issue of the German Metal Hammer. For readers of English, Metal Hammer UK contained an exclusive news feature on ABBATH in their May issue.
Fri, May 29 2015: BEYOND CREATION
BEYOND CREATION have announced to be joining this year's annual Summer Slaughter tour in North America, which kicks of in Denver, CO on July 28th. The technical death metal innovators will play alongside ARCH ENEMY, BORN OF OSIRIS, VEIL OF MAYA, OBSCURA, CATTLE DECAPITATION, and more. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
28 Jul 15 Denver, CO (US) The Summit Music Hall
30 Jul 15 Des Moines, IA (US) Val Air Ballroom
31 Jul 15 Minneapolis, MN (US) Skyway Theater
01 Aug 15 Joliet, IL (US) Mojoes
02 Aug 15 Cleveland, OH (US) The Agora Theatre
03 Aug 15 Columbus, OH (US) The Northland Performing Arts Center
05 Aug 15 Philadelphia, PA (US) Electric Factory
07 Aug 15 Montreal, QC (CA) Heavy MTL
08 Aug 15 Worcester, MA (US) The Palladium
09 Aug 15 Sayreville, NJ (US) Starland Ballroom
12 Aug 15 New York, NY (US) Webster Hall w/ The All Stars Tour
13 Aug 15 Baltimore, MD (US) Rams Head Live
15 Aug 15 Knoxville, TN (US) The International
17 Aug 15 Dallas, TX (US) Gas Monkey Live!
18 Aug 15 Austin, TX (US) Empire Control Room & Garage
20 Aug 15 Tempe, AZ (US) The Marquee
21 Aug 15 San Diego, CA (US) House of Blues
22 Aug 15 Anaheim, CA (US) City National Grove Of Anaheim
23 Aug 15 San Francisco, CA (US) The Regency Ballroom