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Upstate NY's Surmiser are a grunge, hard rock and post punk marriage who play every note with the conviction of lifers who have long since given up the notion of turning back. The band is an excellent power trio and have just released their buzzed about latest effort Hold The Static. Songs about depression, addiction and self assessment pair with focused but inspired soul eruptions that take you on a journey through a wide range of emotions. Surmiser are very much worth checking out, constantly working on ways to expand their impact and body of songs to mirror their experiences into something representative to their values in sonic form.
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Friday the 13th of April 2012. Chicagoland lay beneath a cold grey sky. The windy city was living up to its other known name. I ventured forth from my quiet wooded hamlet in the north to partake in the glorious heathenry and debauchery of declared freedom and independence – The Decibel Magazine Tour.
Featuring a varied lineup of elite bands, veterans and journeymen of the left hand path, the tour began its odyssey on April 11th in Ohio and will wind its way through North America to arrive at its closing ceremony in New York City on May 12th. I had the distinct pleasure of experiencing the musical rituals of these bands on its third night beneath the ceiling and narrow hall of The Bottom Lounge, just west of downtown Chicago. Unfortunately, due to the natural chaos of the universe and the interference of man, Watain had been postponed and I missed their musical display by only a handful of days. Though, my disappoint was quickly salved when the first hum of the guitar amp tickled my ears and shook my flesh.
Continue here for complete details of the experience and browse through the multitude of pictures.Add to My Radar
Metal Blade Records this week announces details on the upcoming versions of Behemoth‘s Evangelia Heretika live album, The Devil’s Blood‘s The Thousandfold Epicentre, and In Solitude‘s The World.The Flesh.The Devil.
These acclaimed albums, all released by Metal Blade over the past year, will now get the wax treatment, all being pressed as 2xLP sets, and all packaged in double-gatefold sleeves. The live Behemoth LP was pressed on clear vinyl and also includes a 12″x24″ poster, while the In Solitude and The Devil’s Blood will both be available on standard black wax.
Check out photos of the actual product, a teaser video, and further details here.Add to My Radar
Swedish metalheads In Solitude have cancelled their appearance at Metalcamp 2011 due to some personal issues.
The band released the following statement: “Due to some important personal issues we are forced to cancel our appearance at Metalcamp 2011. We were VERY much looking forward to play MetalCamp and Slovenia for the first time, but things got in the way this time. We hope for another chance to come to Slovenia, with a better luck, that time.”
The band’s latest album, “The World. The Flesh. The Devil,” was released on May 24th, via Metal Blade Records.Add to My Radar
Swedish metalheads In Solitude have teamed up with Revolver Magazine to bring you a full album stream of their upcoming album “The World.The Flesh.The Devil,” due out May 24th through Metal Blade Records. The first four songs off the album are currently streaming, with the second half to be online for your listening pleasure starting this Thursday May 19th. Click here to check it out.
Vocalist Hornper comments on the album’s title “The World. The Flesh. The Devil” We have chosen not to feed everyone our personal perception of the title and not to over-analyze it in interview, because we want the listeners themselves to rely on what the title evokes in them personally, and find their own way of perceiving it. The title and the specific song & poem that carries its name is very significant to what this album reveals and deals with, and if you read and listen to it carefully and close to heart; all answers shall come.Add to My Radar
Swedish metal acts In Solitude and Ghost will finally be making their debut appearances on North American soil at Maryland Death Fest IX. The fest dates this year are May 26-29 at Club Sonar in Baltimore, MD. Head to the fest’s site here to buy tickets, check out the full lineup and for more info.
In Solitude’s Metal Blade Records debut album, “The World.The Flesh.The Devil,” will be released on May 24th, 2011, just in time for the festival. You can check out their latest single “To Her Darkness” released off the upcoming album here. Ghost is the name of an anonymous devil worshipping ministry, that in order to spread its unholy gospels and, furthermore, trick mankind into believing the end is ultimately a good thing, have decided to use the ever so popular rock music medium as a way to achieve their ends. “Opus Eponymous,” Ghost’s debut album, mixes classic rock and metal and blaspheming lyrical content. Both bands look forward to making their mark on U.S. soil at the end of the month.Add to My Radar
Uppsala, Sweden’s metal heads In Solitude have set the track “Serpents Are Rising” as the group’s first single off their upcoming debut full-length “The World.The Flesh.The Devil,” in stores everywhere May 24th, 2011 via Metal Blade Records. Decibel Magazine is hosting the exclusive premier on their website, just click here to listen to the track.
Vocalist Hornper comments on the behalf of In Solitude, Certain fragments of “Serpents are Rising” are among the oldest parts of “The World.The Flesh.The Devil” and the song was steadily taking form throughout the whole writing and recording process, and the last parts were put together just minutes before it was recorded. It is certainly one of the more straight-forward and stabbing-paced songs on the album and I think it’s a worthy representative of that erupting energy of the album, as well as the self-sacrifice made. The poem was written by Viusiudad (of Reveal) and was given a title and put in song-context myself. And like everything with brother Viusiudad; a strange, holy and collaborative effort. Blessings to him! And the poem deals with the ever-present, ever-guiding and ever-rising inner serpent.Add to My Radar
In Solitude release album title, artwork, and track listing for upcoming album “The World.The Flesh.The Devil”
Swedish old school metal heads, In Solitude, have released album title, artwork, and track listing for their upcoming album, “The World.The Flesh.The Devil,” which is slated for release on May 24 via Metal Blade Records.
In Solitude’s Hornper had the following to say about Jesse Peper’s artwork for the album: “At first, we had a very hard time trying to make our world and our material visual as an album cover. A few collaborations were made, thousands of ideas were put on test, but sadly enough, we were never satisfied. But as we came across the exceptional and amazing world of Jesse Peper, and the specific shadow portrait you see on the cover (not to forget the ones that live within its pages), it was as if we all remembered something. Like out of a dream, or distant memory. Of a face that told us to step into this darkness; the darkness in which the seeds of In Solitude grow and bloom.”
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In Solitude comments on signing to Metal Blade Records: “It’s been a very long, uneasy process finding the right home for In Solitude. After going over several offers from labels, Metal Blade’s genuine interest in, and understanding of our music, singled them out. This coupled with our respect for them, made this historic label the obvious choice. Over the years, Metal Blade has put out an amazing array of masterpiece records. We are very excited and honored to be able to add to this respected collection over the years to come.” President of Metal Blade Records Michael Faley adds; “In Solitude has a sound that is reminiscent of the classic metal of UFO while stamping their own evil imprint on it. We are extremely excited to have In Solitude on our label and look forward to working with this talented band while turning this underground innovator into a household word. Look for their new album in 2011.”
The band also recently announced the addition of guitarist Henrik Psalm, the vocalist and guitarist for the heavy punk band Sonic Ritual.
Guitarist Henrik Psalm comments; “Soon it will be winter and I am very happy to be a part of the snowstorm of broken glass that is In Solitude. I’ve got a good feeling that we will pierce quite a few hearts. There will be some blood in the snow. My blood. Everyone’s blood. Ideas are growing into actions. More blood in the snow. It’s great. Passion. Fire. I love these guys. We are really doing something that will make motion. It’s in the air around us right now. We love each other and we love that fire that moves us. It’s something not of this world and I am one of the instruments that makes this happen, and that’s a beautiful thing.”Add to My Radar