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24/09/13

Gehenna

'WW' vinyl release coming November 11th.

'WW', Gehenna's ferocious Norwegian black metal assault will be released on 180gm black vinyl on November 11th, & can now be pre-ordered HERE.
"WW" was Gehenna's sixth album, originally released in 2005, and was notable for the appearance of Frost from Satyricon on drums. The album saw a stripped-down approach to writing compared to some of their previous works, with these primitive black metal tracks exuding a dark, cold, yet brutal atmosphere, written by co-founding member Sanrabb, with the lyrics based around themes of war.

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24/09/13

Candlemass

'Tales of Creation' vinyl to be released November 25th

'Tales of Creation', the fourth album from undisputed doom legends, Candlemass, will be released on vinyl on November 25th & can be pre-ordered HERE.
Originally released in 1989, the album featured Messiah Marcolin (handling vocal duties for the final time on a Candlemass album), alongside composer & long-standing member Leif Edling, to create a stunning soundscape of epic atmosphere and melodic passages - a continued progression from these undisputed pioneers of the scene.

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24/09/13

Katatonia

'Viva Emptiness' 10th anniversary edition CD to be released October 28th

The special edition of 'Viva Emptiness', Katatonia's acclaimed 2003 album, now marking 10 years since originally stunning the metal world, is set for release on October 28th & can be pre-ordered from HERE.

Fully revamped, remixed, remastered, and featuring a bonus track, * in deluxe digibook format, this special edition contains:

- All keyboard sounds updated, plus brand new keyboard arrangements on many songs.
- Inside The City of Glass with additional vocals (originally intended for inclusion on the album in 2003).
- The b-side Wait Outside.
- Completely new artwork by Travis Smith (based on the original album art themes).

Katatonia will also play a string of shows with Paradise Lost to celebrate the release. For more info visit www.katatonia.com .

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24/09/13

My Dying Bride

'Turn Loose the Swans' special 2 CD edition coming November 11th

One of the defining classics of the doom genre, My Dying Bride's 1993 opus 'Turn Loose the Swans' is set for a special 20th anniversary release on November 11th, including a bonus disc featuring commentary from longstanding members, Aaron Stainthorpe & Andrew Craighan. The album also features updated artwork & packaging & is presented in deluxe mediabook format. 'Turn Loose the Swans' can be pre-ordered HERE.

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16/09/13

Gift of Gods

Nocturno Culto's Gift of Gods - 'Receive' mini-album coming October. Pre-orders available

Gift of Gods is the name given to this new beast from the mind of Nocturno Culto, one half of the legendary Norwegian black metal band, Darkthrone. For Gift of Gods, Nocturno turns his hand to creating pure unbridled heavy metal excellence, taking in a vast array of influences from decades past to concoct a special whirlwind of melodic riffing & headbanging anthems on this 30 minute heavy metal pilgrimage. ’Receive’ also features a rendition of ’Looking For an Answer’ originally by obscure Swedish 80’s band, Universe.

A labour of love over several years since its initial inception, Nocturno performs all instruments himself & has also been responsible for recording this mini-album at his own studio. ’Receive’ was mixed & mastered by Jack Control at Enormous Door, after having recently worked with Nocturno on Darkthrone’s ’The Underground Resistance’.
 
’Receive’ will be released October 28th on vinyl & CD on Peaceville Records, & can be pre-ordered from HERE.

Nocturno comments on the release:

"Finally, the mini album is done. Gift Of Gods has been a great ride for me. I don't want this to end now, so I will most likely work on new material. Thanks to my partner in crime, K.A.Hubred, we got to rehearse during the last two years. What to expect? I have no idea how to describe this, but it's metal for sure".

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Live Dates

May 2015

  • 30/05, Carfax - Johannesburg, South Africa
    At the Gates
  • 31/05, Olympiastadion München - Munich, Germany
    Anathema

June 2015

  • 03/06, Unknown venue - Sölvesborg, Sweden
    Bloodbath
  • 03/06, Unknown venue - Sölvesborg, Sweden
    Opeth
  • 03/06, Paronyan Theatre - Yerevan, Armenia
    Anathema
  • 04/06, Unknown venue - Vienna, Austria
    Opeth
  • 05/06, Doornroosje - Nijmegen, Netherlands
    At the Gates
  • 06/06, Rockhal - Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg
    At the Gates
  • 06/06, Unknown venue - Houston, TX, US
    Pentagram
  • 06/06, Unknown venue - Bangalore, India
    Napalm Death
  • 07/06, Balcony Bar at the Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA, US
    The Provenance
  • 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, Rock in Roma - Ippodromo Delle Capannelle - Rome, Italy
    At the Gates
  • 16/06, Hard Luck Bar - Toronto, ON, Canada
    Taake
  • 17/06, Unknown venue - Toronto, ON, Canada
    Pentagram
  • 17/06, The Loft - Lansing, MI, US
    Taake
  • 18/06, Refshaleøen - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Bloodbath
  • 18/06, Refshaleøen - Copenhagen, Denmark
    At the Gates
  • 18/06, The Foundry (hifi) - Lakewood, OH, US
    Taake
  • 18/06, Fredriksten Festning - Halden, Norway
    Opeth
  • 19/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    At the Gates
  • 19/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    My Dying Bride
  • 19/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 19/06, Val De Moine - Clisson, France
    Bloodbath
  • 19/06, Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA, US
    Taake
  • 19/06, Val De Moine - Clisson, France
    Mayhem
  • 19/06, Val De Moine - Clisson, France
    At the Gates
  • 20/06, Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL, US
    Taake
  • 20/06, The Opera House - Toronto, ON, Canada
    Pentagram
  • 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, Unknown venue - Calgary, AB, Canada
    Pentagram
  • 24/06, Dickens - 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
  • 05/07, Underground - Cologne, Germany
    Napalm Death
  • 07/07, Café Central - Weinheim, Germany
    Napalm Death
  • 08/07, Unknown venue - Neskaupstaður, Iceland
    Behemoth
  • 08/07, Unknown venue - Neskaupstaður, Iceland
    Enslaved
  • 11/07, Escape Metalcorner - Vienna, Austria
    Vital Remains
  • 11/07, Poble Espanyol - Barcelona, Spain
    Katatonia
  • 11/07, SO36 - Berlin, Germany
    Napalm Death
  • 12/07, Venue: K17 - Berlin, Germany
    Vital Remains
  • 12/07, Evenemententerrein Weert-noord - Weert, Netherlands
    Anathema
  • 15/07, Campo de Futbol Celeiro - Viveiro, Spain
    Behemoth
  • 16/07, Unknown venue - Bolków, Poland
    Paradise Lost
  • 17/07, Teatro Caupolicán - Santiago, Chile
    Opeth
  • 17/07, Unknown venue - Albi, France
    Behemoth
  • 17/07, Boston Music Room - London, UK
    Doom
  • 17/07, Le Ferrailleur - Nantes, France
    Vital Remains
  • 17/07, Zamek Bolkow - Bolków, Poland
    Paradise Lost
  • 18/07, Groove - Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Opeth
  • 18/07, Fabrique - Milan, Italy
    Anathema
  • 19/07, Carioca Club - São Paulo, Brazil
    Opeth
  • 19/07, Unknown venue - Tolmin, Slovenia
    Behemoth
  • 25/07, Unknown venue - Steenwijk, Netherlands
    Taake
  • 25/07, Unknown venue - Steenwijk, Netherlands
    Vital Remains
  • 25/07, Mote Park - Maidstone, UK
    Anathema
  • 26/07, Concorde 2 - Brighton, UK
    Anathema
  • 30/07, Unknown venue - Wacken, Germany
    Bloodbath
  • 30/07, Unknown venue - Wacken, Germany
    Opeth

August 2015

  • 02/08, Helsingin Jäähalli - Helsinki, Finland
    Anathema
  • 05/08, Vojenská pevnost Josefov - Jaroměř, Czech Republic
    Napalm Death
  • 05/08, Vojenská pevnost Josefov - Jaroměř, Czech Republic
    At the Gates
  • 05/08, Vojenská pevnost Josefov - Jaroměř, Czech Republic
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 05/08, Vojenská pevnost Josefov - Jaroměř, Czech Republic
    Candlemass
  • 05/08, Vojenská pevnost Josefov - Jaroměř, Czech Republic
    Bloodbath
  • 06/08, Flugplatz Obermehler - Schlotheim, Germany
    Bloodbath
  • 06/08, Flugplatz Obermehler - Schlotheim, Germany
    Behemoth
  • 06/08, Unknown venue - Walton-on-trent, UK
    Opeth
  • 06/08, Stonehenge Rock Bar - Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    Taake
  • 07/08, Unknown venue - Vagos, Portugal
    Bloodbath
  • 12/08, Rockstadt - Braşov, Romania
    Taake
  • 12/08, Rockstadt - Braşov, Romania
    At the Gates
  • 12/08, Unknown venue - Dinkelsbuhl, Germany
    Bloodbath
  • 12/08, Rockstadt - Braşov, Romania
    Enslaved
  • 12/08, Unknown venue - Dinkelsbuhl, Germany
    Paradise Lost
  • 13/08, Lugnets Skistadion - Falun, Sweden
    Candlemass
  • 14/08, Unknown venue - Ieper, Belgium
    Doom
  • 14/08, Unknown venue - Ieper, Belgium
    Pentagram
  • 14/08, Sonic Blast Moledo - Caminha, Portugal
    Pentagram
  • 17/08, Forum Bielefeld - Bielefeld, Germany
    Paradise Lost
  • 21/08, Unknown venue - Trondheim, Norway
    Opeth
  • 21/08, Unknown venue - Trondheim, Norway
    Opeth