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Verdun complete debut album

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 7:36 PM (PST)

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French sludge metallers Verdun have wrapped up their debut album.

The album will follow up the EP, The Cosmic Escape Of Admiral Masuka.

The album as of yet does not have an official release date, or a title. It is due out ‘later this year’.

The band have worked with Throatruiner Records, Head Records and Lost Pilgrims Records to release the EP, and are working with Throatruiner to release their debut album.

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Windhand release album teaser for “Grief’s Infernal Flower”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 5:33 PM (PST)

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Sophisticated heathens  Windhand have released the album trailer for the follow up to the much hyped Soma, and it seems like we are in for another treat. Pre order the coolest silver vinyl option HERE.

 

Watch the teaser BELOW.

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Sunn O))) announce live archives

Posted by Metal Riot on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 6:35 PM (PST)

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SUNN O))) announces that their live, cathartic reverberations have been documented and can now be accessed via their live BandCamp page. Compiled of taper and fan recordings, spanning from their 2002 show at the Blackbird in Portland up to their recent headlining show at Temples Festival 2015, these documents are presented in their raw and unedited beauty.

SUNN O))) invites you to contribute to this sonic archive at THIS LOCATION.

SUNN O))) live archives. Unmixed, unmastered raw footage grabbed by underground tapers which we now present to you.


We would like to invite you to also submit your own recordings of any of our concerts (even ones already posted) to this archive. If you have photos and visuals from the posted shows, please send them too. Hail to our great fans!”

A number of key European festival appearances pending this Summer offer ample opportunities for fans to add to this archive. Such appearances include the recently announced Le Guess Who? Festival whereby Stephen O’Malley and Greg Anderson will showcase their similar, adventurous musical inclinations with a very special four-day program titled SUNN O))) presents at Le Guess Who? Festival 2015. The program will include a performance by the legendary Annette Peacock, who will return to The Netherlands for the first time in over twenty tears.

Additionally, Southern Lord is repressing the following SUNN O))) titles; Black One in limited edition clear vinyl,  øø Void in limited edition green vinyl and SUNN O)))/ULVER Terrestrials on black vinyl. These are now available at the SUNN O))) store HERE.

Tour dates BELOW.

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Demon Lung are back, bigger and better in every way. Their previous output was good but A Dracula truly crushes. “Behold, The Daughter” is one of the most insistent marches in ages, like an earthquake wrestling with classic metal and doom riffs (plus a deadly Billy Anderson mix). Fans of the horror themed The Eye record of King Diamond will dig the devilish plot within these 8 songs, while the music could please the snobbiest echelon of hipsters and the more traditional stoner/doom crowd in one savage blow. This is perhaps the most low end of an Anderson produced release since his classic Melvins or more recent Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth work.

“My body is a graveyard and I am haunted,” sings Shanda Fredrick, and the effect is utterly convincing bluesy horror soul.

Connect with your inner villain. Check out A Dracula now playing at Revolver at THIS LOCATION.

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Interview: Insect Ark – Playing with lights in the darkness

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 4:18 PM (PST)

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I’m probably the last person on earth who can tell you what Insect Ark sounds like. Maybe it’s my mirror of the world, which I see as beautiful and threatening at the same time.- DS

Dana Schechter (Bee & Flower, Angels of Light) has begun a new chapter with her Insect Ark project, a thrilling foray into mysterious and unnerving experimental, doom influenced music. First album Portal/Well is sure to put the goosebumps on the arms of any listener with the cajones or wanderlust and courage to travel along with Schechter on this freaky trip. Unison, Locrian, Swans, Tearist, Rasputina, KK Null, Helen Money, Scorn or The Body fans…anyone with an ear for the uniquely unhinged, needs to check this project out NOW.

Read this exclusive interview BELOW.

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Castle’s Summer Tour Dates

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 9:31 AM (PST)
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Castle are pure metal and pure rock n roll at the same time. It’s the kind of band that makes the admittedly great Ginger Baker out of touch as fuck for criticizing Heavy Metal. Castle are 100% dynamite and just the band to call when music is Under Siege.

 

Summer tour dates BELOW.

 
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Earth announce upcoming live events including Necronomicon Con

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 5:26 PM (PST)

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Currently listening to DRCARLSONALBION’s Gold as I write this, stretched out notes rounding the curve of my mind to carry some desert light to the backmost reaches of persona. Hot day crawling to a close and reading a Jack Reacher book from a pile of stuff my dad gave me before he died.Thinking about how anything Dylan Carlson is involved in seems to really resonate on the same frequency as the rugged, underground American spirit of freedom.

Carlson’s band EARTH are a favorite and I’m pleased to announce they have a slew of good events coming up, including Project Pabst Presents in Portland, Oregon on July 18th, a show in Olympia, Washington on the 19th, and a hometown Seattle performance on July 22nd. According to their PR:

EARTH has also confirmed their return to the East Coast, based around their participation in Necronomicon Convention in Providence, Rhode Island on August 22nd, at the upcoming city-wide tribute to H.P. Lovecraft in the famed writer’s hometown. September will see EARTH taking part in this year’s installment of the massive Ellnora Guitar Festival in Urbana, Illinois. Additional live performances will be announced in the weeks ahead.

 Dates below and links to get Primitive and Deadly.

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Ghost’s “Cirice” video is a talent show of Satanic delight

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 8:02 AM (PST)

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Ghost‘s highly anticipated (by ghouls and trolls alike) new record Meliora has an official first video for Sabbath meets Flash Gordon sounding first single “Cirice”? I love everything this refreshing band touches.

Best talent show ever? I dunno. I remember my sixth grade performance of Partners In Kryme’s “Turtle Power”  was pretty shell-tastic (me and my friends had paper mache turtle masks and hockey goalie padding for shells). But this new Ghost video might ust have us beat. You decide BELOW.

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Shadow Woods Metal Fest 2015 shifts location

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 7:24 AM (PST)

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The inaugural September installation of SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST, the new mid-Atlantic, open-air, camping-based metal fest, has moved slightly Southeast, from its initial placement in Southern Pennsylvania to White Hall, in Harford County, Maryland.

Set to take place September 25th – 27th, 2015, the new location of SHADOW WOODS METAL FESTis similar to the previous site, with deep woods, cabins and tent camping fields, yet is slightly closer to both Baltimore and Philadelphia, making it even more accessible to East Coast metallers planning on attending the diverse three-day festival. The more intimate setup of the new camp is equipped with several cabins, modern plumbing bathrooms, a professional kitchen, a lodge building, and access to a river, as well as an indoor stage.

Since initial announcements, Menace Ruine dropped from the lineup and was replaced by Black Table, yet the remainder of the SHADOW WOODS METAL FESTlineup remains the same, includinglead performances from Midnight, Falls of Rauros, Occultation, Velnias, Iron Man, Anagnorisis, The Flight of Sleipnir and Stone Breath, along with twenty-six additional acts. The fest is also likely to be the first live performance for the surviving members of Wormreich since their tragic vehicle crash in April. The gathering showcases underground black, doom, death, and noise and experimental metal bands on two alternating stages all day Friday and Saturday. Camping and workshops on topics such as runes, guitar maintenance, yoga and more will be offered and are included in the ticket price. Artists and record labels will be vending alongside several onsite food stands.

There will be ZERO ticket sales at the gate for SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST — advance presales to those 21 years of age and older is the only way into the fest, and is still BYOB. Cabin beds are now included in the ticket price but are limited to first-come first-served. There is a list you can sign up on mentioned in the private group. There are only 350 tickets in total, and half of those tickets have been sold.

 

Additionally, the SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST website has been redesigned to include a store — including a new poster for the event designed by Fred Grabosky of Sadgiqacea. — as well as the newly-launched Shadow Woods Radio, showcasing artists set to perform at the festival. Check it all out RIGHT HERE.

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CATHEDRAL “In Memoriam” commemoration from Rise Above

Posted by Metal Riot on Monday, June 8, 2015 at 1:50 PM (PST)
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As with a choice few truly great bands, the first self-financed cassette recording by Cathedral – made available in October 1990 – was a pioneering underground masterpiece in its own right; the sound of a young band exploring its newfound chemistry, finding confident variations on a flawless list of influences and cultivating a sound and style that would prove hugely inspirational throughout the 1990s and beyond, being a major influence on everyone from Electric Wizard through to ReverendBizarre.Where most demos are little more than a dry run for the first album, In Memoriam still has its own distinct and important identity in the Cathedral canon. The debut LP that followed, Forest Of Equilibrium, has asombre, devout, melodic and mystical grandeur all of its own – but ‘In Memoriam’ has a far murkier, earthier, more deathly intent. Creepy, cryptic and bowel-looseningly heavy, it represents the first time that the doom metal stylings of Trouble, Saint Vitus, Pentagram and Witchfinder General had been rendered in a new, more extreme metallic form.

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Mantar , a German duo known for dominating ear canals in vulgar ways and collapsing buildings with their sludgy sonic eruptions, are re-releasing their beloved Death By Burning record on limited vinyl HERE and the band’s bandcamp www.mantar.bandcamp.com. This alone was enough awesomeness to necessitate a chat with guitarist / vocalist Hanno Klaenhardt.

Read it BELOW and get blessened.

High On Fire illuminate “The Sunless Years” (new single)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 8:45 AM (PST)

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The Lord’s Prayer is less than fifty words long, and six of those words

are devoted to asking God not to lead us into temptation. The one-sided contemplative 

leaves undone many things that he ought to do; but to make up for it, he refrains

from doing a host of things he ought not to do. The sum of evil, Pascal remarked, would

be much diminished if men could only learn to sit quietly in their rooms. 

The contemplative whose perception has been cleansed does not have to stay in his room.

– Huxley, The Doors Of Perception

West coast heavy weights High On Fire are one of the bands along with Neurosis, Mastodon, Baroness and Today Is The Day who are most responsible for shifting the trends in the underground from death or nu metal to the brainier psych and sludged infused styles that are arguably the most consistently awesome sounds in metal today. New song “The Sunless Years” from forthcoming banger Luminiferous is everything you’ve ever loved about High On Fire in one invincible wall of guitar fuckery, aimed right at your third eye and out through the back of your exploding skull.

Check it out HERE at Entertainment Weekly (yes, you read that right) HERE. Kudos or “tekeli li” to Pike and the boyz.

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“Put the lotion in the Papal Tiara!”

Hmm, that title is not meant to disparage the mighty Ghoul, but let’s face it…there aren’t a lot of bands anywhere remotely as subversive as Ghost. People can talk shit but they are home doing something a fraction as cool and probably wearing three day old underwear. Their new song is called “Cirice” and comes with maybe the coolest piece of artwork they have done yet, like listen to “American Girl” and get freakin’ kidnapped and thrown in a pit levels of WOAH. Slam dunk for Satan and Big Papa III. Ad the song is brilliant, one of their more adept  and certainly a net level for the band. It’s like a dark cloud got thrown over 80’s arena pop rock and haunted with heavy metal’s bloody trail of conquest.

While these Swedes are not as Kvlt anymore as some other cool band like like Night Viper or , but they can still stomp a Mercyful mudhole in your ass and whistle Abba during a black Sabbath mass over your grave of mutilation, as blood is pissed and wine is sipped. “Can you hear the rumble?”

“Cirice” is from the upcoming album MELIORA (which has nothing to do with Linkin Park’s METEORA, though both may be works of the devil. Actually, I can’t even front and pretend I don’t bump Linkin Park, haha.

Available August 21st, 2015. Download this track for free at: http://found.ee/Ghost_CiriceDL

Song BELOW.

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Continuing our two city coverage after Milwaukee, The Missing Link Tour thundered through New York City’s Central Park with Sweden’s protometal quartet Graveyard, with whom I interviewed that afternoon. Riding out the last of the day’s west-falling sunlight was Clutch, strong and heavy as ever in their 20 plus year career. As the night darkened, Mastodon took stage and the arboreal amphitheater, at first a simple stage nestled into a pleasant grove, now became much more ominous and powerful. It looked as if the trees were growing up and inward, reaching down from their stoic and gnarled height. The music cried a cacophony through the limbs and branches for acres and acres through the park. I’m sure neither the 5th Avenue neighbors nor the multitude of smitten couples out on The Lake in rowboats were too pleased. Actually, that sounds like a fucking rad date.

Read on here for the review and pictures.

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Ancient Sky release new track “Two Lights”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 8:04 PM (PST)

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Brooklyn doom metallers Ancient Sky have dropped a new track off of their forthcoming album Mosaic, which is due out June 9 via Wharf Cat Records.

Ancient Sky dropped “Two Lights” earlier this week.

Check out “Two Lights”, previously released track “Garbage Brain” and Ancient Sky tour dates here.

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