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11/07/13

Barren Earth

Search for new vocalist launched

BARREN EARTH is looking for a vocalist capable of performing the band's material:
Solid clean vocals and growling skills needed. We also require motivated attitude and ability to tour and rehearse.

If you think you got what it takes, please send a short bio/description of yourself with audio samples from your vocals. All other footage (videoclips, photos) would be highly appreciated as well. Please send your submission to: barrenearth@gmail.com

Posted in Barren Earth

10/07/13

Darkthrone

Under A Funeral Moon 2CD edition coming August 26th

Darkthrone's classic 1993 album will be released 26th August as a 2-disc edition of the Black Metal masterpiece, marking 20 years since the release of this landmark album.

The second disc features a commentary disc with Fenriz discussing his recollections, inspirations and thoughts on the album, whilst the music plays in the background.

Presented in a special mediabook format with a booklet containing comprehensive liner notes.

Pre-order HERE.

Posted in Darkthrone

08/07/13

Barren Earth

Mikko departs Barren Earth

Finland’s death/prog metal masters Barren Earth have announced the departure of vocalist Mikko Kotamäki from the group. Since the band’s inception, Mikko has performed vocals on all of the band’s studio recordings, consisting of the Our Twilight debut EP, & 2 full-length albums.

Band statement:
"Dear friends. We regret to announce the departure of Mikko Kotamäki from BARREN EARTH.
Due to conflicting schedules, Mikko cannot contribute to BARREN EARTH's activities any longer. The decision was made by mutual agreement with absolutely no drama involved.
We will keep working on new material, and will launch search for a new vocalist shortly.
BARREN EARTH wants to thank Mikko for his crucial input for BARREN EARTH's works and wishes him all the best in the future."

Posted in Barren Earth

02/07/13

Katatonia

Viva Emptiness 10th anniversary edition. UK tour dates announced

Fresh from their appearance at Download Festival, Katatonia, the Swedish purveyors of dark rock/metal, have been revealed as very special guests on Paradise Lost’s ‘Tragic Illusion’ 25th anniversary tour in October alongside Lacuna Coil.

Concurrently also celebrating their own 10th anniversary for their masterful sixth album ‘Viva Emptiness’, the band will be performing the album in its entirety each night to make these shows even more special.

Originally released in 2003 it is regarded by many, including the band themselves, as being among Katatonia's finest albums. ‘Viva Emptiness’ cemented the band's reputation as a major force, combining refined metal with doom and gloom angst-laden rock. A classic of the genre.

To coincide with the shows and the album’s 10-year anniversary ‘Viva Emptiness’ will be entirely re-mixed and re-mastered by David Castillo plus enhanced with new artwork courtesy of Travis Smith for a re-release on 4th November via Peaceville.


Katatonia w/
Paradise Lost & Lacuna Coil
30th October – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton
31st October – 02 ABC, Glasgow
1st November – The Ritz – Manchester
3rd November – Camden Roadhouse, London

Posted in Katatonia

Live Dates

April 2015

  • 21/04, Colectiv - Bucharest, Romania
    Behemoth
  • 22/04, Club Daos - Timisoara, Romania
    Behemoth
  • 23/04, Club 202 - Budapest, Hungary
    Behemoth
  • 24/04, Mor Club - Zlín, Czech Republic
    Behemoth
  • 25/04, Alte Spinnerei - Glauchau, Germany
    Behemoth
  • 28/04, Morinomiya Piloti Hall - 森ノ宮ピロティホール - Osaka, Japan
    Opeth
  • 30/04, Ex Theater Roppongi - Tokyo, Japan
    Opeth

May 2015

  • 01/05, Analog Cafe & DRD Records Little Theater - Portland, OR, US
    Thorns
  • 01/05, Unknown venue - Manchester, UK
    Doom
  • 01/05, Metallsvenskan/brickebackens Ip - Örebro, Sweden
    At the Gates
  • 02/05, Pumpehuset - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Keep of Kalessin
  • 03/05, Baroeg - Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Gehenna
  • 04/05, The Gov - Hindmarsh, SA, Australia
    Opeth
  • 04/05, Goldgrube - Kassel, Germany
    Keep of Kalessin
  • 05/05, Café Central - Weinheim, Germany
    Gehenna
  • 06/05, Eatons Hill Hotel & Function Centre - Albany Creek, QLD, Australia
    Opeth
  • 07/05, Forum Theatre - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
    Opeth
  • 08/05, Astor Theatre - Perth, WA, Australia
    Opeth
  • 09/05, Electric Ballroom, The Underworld & The Black Heart - London, UK
    Keep of Kalessin
  • 09/05, Electric Ballroom, The Underworld & The Black Heart - London, UK
    Aura Noir
  • 12/05, Konzertfabrik Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
    Keep of Kalessin
  • 15/05, Sala Sonora - Bilbao, Spain
    Keep of Kalessin
  • 15/05, The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA, US
    Pentagram
  • 18/05, Sala Caracol - Madrid, Spain
    Keep of Kalessin
  • 19/05, Garaje Beat Club - Murcia, Spain
    Keep of Kalessin
  • 21/05, Razzmatazz 3 - Barcelona, Spain
    Keep of Kalessin
  • 21/05, Unknown venue - Baltimore, MD, US
    Bloodbath
  • 21/05, Unknown venue - Baltimore, MD, US
    Napalm Death
  • 21/05, Unknown venue - Baltimore, MD, US
    Aura Noir
  • 22/05, Le Secret Place - Montpellier, France
    Keep of Kalessin
  • 22/05, Rail Club - Fort Worth, TX, US
    Napalm Death
  • 23/05, Backstage Halle - Munich, Germany
    Pentagram
  • 23/05, Babel - Malmö, Sweden
    Candlemass
  • 23/05, Rail Club - Fort Worth, TX, US
    Napalm Death
  • 25/05, Vienna Arena - Vienna, Austria
    Pentagram
  • 25/05, Lobusch "no Pasaran" - Hamburg, Germany
    Doom
  • 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

June 2015

  • 03/06, Unknown venue - Sölvesborg, Sweden
    Bloodbath
  • 03/06, Unknown venue - Sölvesborg, Sweden
    Opeth
  • 04/06, Unknown venue - Vienna, Austria
    Opeth
  • 06/06, Rockhal - Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg
    At the Gates
  • 06/06, Unknown venue - Bangalore, India
    Napalm Death
  • 06/06, Unknown venue - Houston, TX, US
    Pentagram
  • 11/06, Cotroceni Stadium - Bucharest, Romania
    Bloodbath
  • 14/06, Brighton Music Hall - Allston, MA, US
    Taake
  • 15/06, Théatre Plaza - Montreal, QC, Canada
    Taake
  • 16/06, Hard Luck Bar - Toronto, ON, Canada
    Taake
  • 16/06, Rock in Roma - Ippodromo Delle Capannelle - Rome, Italy
    At the Gates
  • 17/06, Unknown venue - Toronto, ON, Canada
    Pentagram
  • 18/06, Unknown venue - Halden, Norway
    Opeth
  • 18/06, Refshaleøen - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Bloodbath
  • 18/06, Refshaleøen - Copenhagen, Denmark
    At the Gates
  • 18/06, The Foundry (hifi) - Lakewood, OH, US
    Taake
  • 19/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    At the Gates
  • 19/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 19/06, Val De Moine - Clisson, France
    At the Gates
  • 19/06, Val De Moine - Clisson, France
    Mayhem
  • 19/06, Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA, US
    Taake
  • 19/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    My Dying Bride
  • 19/06, Val De Moine - Clisson, France
    Bloodbath
  • 20/06, The Opera House - Toronto, ON, Canada
    Pentagram
  • 20/06, Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL, US
    Taake
  • 21/06, The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO, US
    Taake
  • 22/06, Fubar - St Louis, MO, US
    Taake
  • 23/06, The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA, US
    Taake
  • 24/06, Dickens - Calgary, AB, Canada
    Pentagram
  • 24/06, Unknown venue - Calgary, AB, Canada
    Pentagram
  • 25/06, Metro Gallery - Baltimore, MD, US
    Taake
  • 26/06, Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY, US
    Taake
  • 26/06, Unknown venue - Helsinki, Finland
    Bloodbath
  • 27/06, Roskilde Festival - Roskilde, Denmark
    Enslaved

July 2015

  • 03/07, Hässleholmsgården - Hässleholm, Sweden
    At the Gates
  • 08/07, Unknown venue - Neskaupstaður, Iceland
    Behemoth
  • 08/07, Unknown venue - Neskaupstaður, Iceland
    Enslaved
  • 11/07, Poble Espanyol - Barcelona, Spain
    Katatonia
  • 12/07, Evenemententerrein Weert-noord - Weert, Netherlands
    Anathema
  • 16/07, Unknown venue - Bolków, Poland
    Paradise Lost
  • 16/07, Campo de Futbol Celeiro - Viveiro, Spain
    Behemoth
  • 17/07, Le Ferrailleur - Nantes, France
    Vital Remains
  • 17/07, Teatro Caupolicán - Santiago, Chile
    Opeth
  • 18/07, Groove - Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Opeth
  • 19/07, Carioca Club - São Paulo, Brazil
    Opeth
  • 19/07, Unknown venue - Tolmin, Slovenia
    Behemoth
  • 25/07, Mote Park - Maidstone, UK
    Anathema
  • 26/07, Concorde 2 - Brighton, UK
    Anathema
  • 30/07, Unknown venue - Wacken, Germany
    Opeth
  • 30/07, Unknown venue - Wacken, Germany
    Bloodbath