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  • ROADBURN FESTIVAL is proud to announce that NEUROSIS will celebrate their thirtieth anniversary as headliners at the 2016 edition of the festival.
  • Pioneering Yorkshire doom legends, PARADISE LOST, will headline Roadburn Festival on Thursday 14 April 2016, playing their highly influential second album, Gothic, in its entirety.
  • ROADBURN FESTIVAL is incredibly proud to announce that our 2016 curator will be musician, label owner and sonic pioneer, LEE DORRIAN.

More info and dope artwork BELOW.

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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)

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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2013 Highlights In Reverse: Blood Orange Blues

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 6:10 PM (PST)



King Buzzo at House of Vans NYC by J.M.

2013 was a great year for music. I can’t recall a year in recent memory where I was so torn between so many great releases for my year end “list”. From Tidal Arms to Across Tundras to Ephel Duath to Nails, so many great bands just killed it. Other band greats tried to kill people as well. It was certainly a year for upheaval in the metal world, with scandals from the camps of As I Lay Dying to Nachtmystium to the horribly wrong Lost Prophets saga (you sick fucker, you are a shame to humanity and especially the Welsh, my heritage) upsetting the general public. As I Lay Dying is a real drag since The Powerless Rise is a fucking great album. But on the bright side it was a killer touring year, many albums that will be loved for years came out and heavy music is strong as ever-if not more. And if nothing today suits your fancy or makes you want to say Hail to the King, crank the Dave Grohl mixed B’last record Blood! for an old school slap in the face back to reality!

From my “best of” top pick Killswitch Engage‘s Disarm The Descent to Gorguts’ Colored Sands to Ghost invading the mainstream as the new nameless faces of metal to Corrections House shockingly cold Last City Zero, there was so much to inspire. So horns up, y’all. Here is an array of my thoughts plus year end reflections from members of Mares of Thrace, Storm King, Candiria, Landmine Marathon and more! Also I’ve got some exclusive 2013 live pics of Emmure, Filter, Melvins, For Today and more!


Click HERE to read the article. I also admit inside that I totally think Saves The Day rules, hahaha.

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Cathedral stream final music video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 1:51 PM (PST)

cathedral British doom metal stalwarts, Cathedral, are streaming their final music video. The music video, “Tower of Silence” is from Cathedral’s last album The Last Spire, to be released in North America on April 30th.

Watch “Tower of Silence” here.

This will be Cathedral’s first album since 2010’s The Guessing Game.

Cathedral is:

Lead Vocals: Lee Dorrian
Guitars: Garry Jennings
Bass: Scott Carlson
Drums: Brian Dixon
Hammond, Mellotron, Moog & Synths: David Moore
Guest Vocals on ‘Cathedral Of The Damned’: Chris Reifert
Backing Vocals: Rosalie Cunningham

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Cathedral release cover art for final album, new song

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 6:38 AM (PST)

Cathedral-TheLastSpireCathedral‘s THE LAST SPIRE  will be released in North America on April 30th, 2013. Recorded at Orgone Studios in London, produced by Lee Dorrian and Garry Jennings with assistance, mixing by Jamie Gomez Arellano, and art by Dave Patchett and Arik Roper, THE LAST SPIRE will stand as the band’s final effort. The first single to be released, “Tower Of Silence”, can be heard now HERE.

And lo, Lee Dorrian, mouthpiece of Cathedral for 23 years, doth solemnly intone the death rites of this mighty British metal Titan. Born in the dying days of Thatcher’s Britain, bonding over then-unfashionable, obscure names like Saint Vitus, Pentagram, Trouble and Dream Death,Cathedral‘s sole ambition was to record a demo tape. In fact they revolutionized doom metal, first pushing their influences into new avenues of grinding extremity, then pioneering groovier forms of ’70s-indebted stoner doom.

Lee Dorrian adds:“When the last mix was finally done, there was a massive sense of relief. I think this was partly due to the fact that it meant Cathedral could finally be put to rest but also because we felt we’d done something that we were all very pleased with. I feel comfortable leaving this
as our legacy.”
 Dorrian continues, “The funeral of Cathedral has been a long but gratifying process. Deciding to end the band wasn’t an easy decision to make but we knew deep down in our hearts that it was the right thing to do.”

Click HERE to see a large picture of the artwork. Hails to Cathedral and doom forever!

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Cathedral announce new live album “Anniversary” and track list

Posted by KageDrummer on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 2:05 PM (PST)

English doom metal act, Cathedral, have announced that they will be releasing a two disc live album entitled “Anniversary.” The first disc will include the band playing the “Forest of Equilibrium” album and the second disc will be their greatest hits. To check out the track list click here.

“Anniversary” will be released November 21st in North America via Metal Blade Records.

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Cathedral pulls out of Hammer of Doom Festival Germany

Posted by Ehrila on Friday, June 10, 2011 at 10:19 AM (PST)

British legendary doomsters Cathedral will not appear at this years Hammer of Doom Festival in Germany.

The band issued the following update:

“Regrettably, Cathedral will be withdrawing from their planned appearance at this year’s Hammer of Doom festival (October 28th – 29th at Posthalle in Würzburg Germany). This is due to the use of animal blood as part of the stage show of one of the other bands on the bill. We do not condone nor endorse this type of activity, and in fact we are very much opposed to it. We would like to apologise sincerely to any of our fans who were expecting to see us at Hammer of Doom, but we feel very strongly about this issue and therefore felt we had no alternative but to withdraw.”

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Cathedral announce Final Show

Posted by Ehrila on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 3:50 AM (PST)

Englands legendary doomsters Cathedral have announced their last show ever. It will take place at The Forum in Kentish Town, London, on Saturday December 3rd 2011, supported by Grand Magus, Comus and Gentleman’s Pistols. The band will also record one last album in 2012, called “The Last Spire.”

Lee Dorrian comments on the news:

“Well, we’ve been doing this for over twenty-one years now and I think it’s a bit of a cop out when bands get back together. I never-say-never, but I honestly can’t see it ever happening. The music means more to us than that and it’s not as though people haven’t had enough chances to see us over the years. I would say it’s very unlikely.”

“It’s just time to move on and leave our recorded legacy to linger. We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to those special people who have supported Cathedral over the years. It may sound like a cliché but it’s certainly true – we simply wouldn’t have been able to do it without you, thanks!”

Cathedral will be headlining Maryland Deathfest before hitting Brazil, Greece, the Czech Republic, Finland and Germany before they return to England for their last gig.

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