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12/12/12

Mysticum

'In the Streams of Inferno' CD/DVD coming February 25th

One of the pioneering industrial black metal forces to emerge in the early 90's, Mysticum brought to the world a completely unique brand of extreme & psychedelic discordant black metal with insane drum machine patterns & synths. They were originally signed to Euronymous' Deathlike Silence Productions label, such was his belief in the band (Mysticum even featured Hellhammer from Mayhem in their line-up for a brief period). However, this venture proved to be cut short following his death, forcing Mysticum to look elsewhere for the release of their eventual debut album, 'In the Streams of Inferno', finally surfacing in 1996. 

A perfect concoction of cold, primitive 
black metal & forward-thinking ideas from an act unafraid to push boundaries, the hell of 'In the Streams of Inferno' has had a lasting & profound impact on many since 1996. For this release, the album has now had some extensive remastering work courtesy of Tom Kvålsvoll at Strype Studios in Oslo to give a better representation of the sound the band initially intended, & includes 2 bonus songs. The packaging also contains new artwork made in close association with the band to fully reflect their intended vision, plus liner notes & additional lyrics.

This edition of ‘In the Streams of Inferno’ also includes a bonus DVD containing two live shows from 1996. ‘Grotten’, in Asker, Norway has until now been totally unknown to the masses except for the few that were present at the show. The other show is the more well-known Bradford, UK set from Mysticum’s European tour with Marduk & Gehenna. Overall both gigs give a great glimpse into the pure atmosphere & intensity of this cult act, & a must for all fans.
’In the Streams of Inferno’ will also be released on vinyl.

Unifying the core trio of Herr General Cerastes, Svartravn & Mean Malmberg in late 2011, Mysticum have commenced work on their follow-up album, ’Planet Satan’, to be released 2013 on Peaceville Records.
 

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12/12/12

Darkthrone

'The Underground Resistance' - the new album coming February 2013

Norwegian legends Darkthrone have completed work on their latest album 'The Underground Resistance', which is set for release on Peaceville Records on February 25th.

‘The Underground Resistance’ is Darkthrone’s latest venture through the metal cosmos, & first new album since the 2010 opus ‘Circle the Wagons’. A continuation of the free-spirited metallic lands the duo of Fenriz & Nocturno Culto have been roaming for a long time, ‘The Underground Resistance’ contains Darkthrone’s trademark masterful riffing in a broad range of styles, effortlessly bounding through the annals of classic metal, taking in thrash, speed & black metal, & not forgetting a dose of Punk. All in all a ferocious & dynamic set of tracks drenched in Fenriz’s & Nocturno’s rich & diverse tastes in all things metal, primarily those rooted firmly in the spirit of the 80’s. 6 tracks long, & every one an epic in itself, this is undoubtedly Darkthrone’s strongest outing of late.

‘The Underground Resistance’ was written & recorded spring 2010 to summer 2012 at Necrohell 2 studios by the band themselves. The album was mastered by Jack Control at Enormous Door, Texas USA. Cover artwork also comes courtesy of the iconic & celebrated artist Jim Fitzpatrick.

“3 songs each, Ted's are flown from the universe of metal with his strongest voice ever so far. Songs of mine are torn from the wombs of the riders of rohan of metal; safely cradled in 1985 style”  – Fenriz, December 2012
Darkthrone began life in the late 80’s as a thrash/death metal act & progressed through technical death/doom metal experimentation to become legends of the black metal world & one of the original leading bands of the Norwegian scene, as well as inspiring a whole generation of metal bands.

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01/11/12

Cradle Of Filth

Dani discusses the genesis & core influences of the band

Click here for a new video blog with Dani discussing influences & the band's sound, cultural influences, & their long & fruitful career.

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31/10/12

Isengard

'Hostmorke' vinyl pressing available this December

The classic & much sought after 'Hostmorke' album will be released on 180gm vinyl on December 3rd & can be pre-ordered HERE.

1995's 'Hostmorke', was the second Isengard album by Darkthrone's Fenriz, and featured a continuation of Norwegian folk elements mixed with some doom, (plus black metal tracks), with all instruments once again performed by Fenriz himself.

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29/10/12

Katatonia

The classic 'Brave Murder Day' coming to vinyl November 26th

Katatonia’s legendary second album, ‘Brave Murder Day’, will be released on heavyweight black vinyl through Peaceville Records on November 26th. Pre-order here.

Originally released in 1996, ‘Brave Murder Day’ is a true metal classic of the doom/death genre. The hypnotic & primitive structures and melodies lend the album an unparalleled trance-like quality, taking an early Paradise Lost influence (mixed with other diverse artists such as Kent and Slowdive) and forming a completely unique sound and atmosphere.

The majority of the vocal duties were carried out in his signature death-growl style by Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth, while Jonas Renkse delivered clean vocals on the ethereal track, ‘Day’, as well as handling drum duties on the album.

‘Brave Murder Day’ was recorded at Unisound, Sweden, in July 1996, and was engineered by Dan Swanö (Opeth, Marduk, etc).

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Live Dates

February 2015

  • 28/02, Fitzgerald's - Houston, TX, US
    Napalm Death
  • 28/02, Webster Hall - New York, NY, US
    Behemoth
  • 28/02, Olympic Park - Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Mayhem

March 2015

  • 01/03, Theater of the Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA, US
    Behemoth
  • 02/03, Fillmore Silver Spring - Silver Spring, MD, US
    Behemoth
  • 03/03, The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC, US
    Behemoth
  • 04/03, Leeds Minster - Leeds, UK
    Anathema
  • 05/03, Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA, US
    Enslaved
  • 05/03, Exeter Cathedral - Exeter, UK
    Anathema
  • 05/03, The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA, US
    Behemoth
  • 06/03, El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA, US
    Enslaved
  • 06/03, Jannus Live - St Petersburg, FL, US
    Behemoth
  • 06/03, Winchester Cathedral - Winchester, UK
    Anathema
  • 07/03, Revolution Live - Fort Lauderdale, FL, US
    Behemoth
  • 07/03, Slim's - San Francisco, CA, US
    Enslaved
  • 07/03, Liverpool Cathedral - Liverpool, UK
    Anathema
  • 07/03, Inferno Club - São Paulo, Brazil
    Vital Remains
  • 08/03, Razzmatazz 2 - Barcelona, Spain
    At the Gates
  • 08/03, Planet Music - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Vital Remains
  • 09/03, Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR, US
    Enslaved
  • 10/03, Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Enslaved
  • 11/03, El Corazon - Seattle, WA, US
    Enslaved
  • 12/03, Hafan y Mor Holiday Park - Gwynedd, UK
    Candlemass
  • 13/03, The Whiskey Bar - Portland, OR, US
    Mayhem
  • 13/03, Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT, US
    Enslaved
  • 13/03, Music Hall - Curitiba, Brazil
    Vital Remains
  • 14/03, Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO, US
    Enslaved
  • 16/03, Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN, US
    Enslaved
  • 17/03, Thalia Hall - Chicago, IL, US
    Enslaved
  • 19/03, The Opera House - Toronto, ON, Canada
    Enslaved
  • 20/03, Gagarin 205 - Athens, Greece
    Opeth
  • 20/03, Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC, Canada
    Enslaved
  • 21/03, Principal Club Theater - Thessaloníki, Greece
    Opeth
  • 21/03, Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY, US
    Enslaved
  • 22/03, Küçükçiftlik Park - Istanbul, Turkey
    Opeth
  • 22/03, Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA, US
    Enslaved
  • 23/03, Jolly Joker - Ankara, Turkey
    Opeth
  • 23/03, Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD, US
    Enslaved
  • 24/03, The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA, US
    Enslaved
  • 27/03, Circo Volador - Mexico City, Mexico
    Enslaved
  • 27/03, The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA, US
    At the Gates
  • 28/03, The Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA, US
    At the Gates
  • 29/03, Roseland Theater - Portland, OR, US
    At the Gates
  • 30/03, Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC, Canada
    At the Gates
  • 31/03, The Showbox - Seattle, WA, US
    At the Gates

April 2015

May 2015

  • 01/05, Unknown venue - Manchester, UK
    Doom
  • 01/05, Metallsvenskan/brickebackens Ip - Örebro, Sweden
    At the Gates
  • 03/05, Baroeg - Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Gehenna
  • 05/05, Café Central - Weinheim, Germany
    Gehenna
  • 09/05, Unknown venue - London, UK
    Aura Noir
  • 12/05, Miniz7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
    Keep of Kalessin
  • 15/05, The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA, US
    Pentagram
  • 21/05, Unknown venue - Baltimore, MD, US
    Bloodbath
  • 21/05, Unknown venue - Baltimore, MD, US
    Aura Noir
  • 21/05, Unknown venue - Baltimore, MD, US
    Napalm Death
  • 23/05, Backstage Halle - Munich, Germany
    Pentagram
  • 23/05, Babel - Malmö, Sweden
    Candlemass
  • 25/05, Vienna Arena - Vienna, Austria
    Pentagram
  • 27/05, UT Connewitz - Leipzig, Germany
    Pentagram
  • 28/05, SO36 - Berlin, Germany
    Pentagram
  • 29/05, Klubsen - Hamburg, Germany
    Pentagram
  • 29/05, Carfax - Johannesburg, South Africa
    At the Gates
  • 30/05, Carfax - Johannesburg, South Africa
    At the Gates