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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

  • 02/02, Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY, US
    Napalm Death
  • 02/02, Sala - Mexico City, Mexico
    Anathema
  • 02/02, Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM, US
    Behemoth
  • 03/02, Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO, US
    Behemoth
  • 03/02, Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA, US
    Napalm Death
  • 04/02, The Opera House - Toronto, ON, Canada
    Napalm Death
  • 05/02, Mavericks - Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Napalm Death
  • 05/02, The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT, US
    Behemoth
  • 06/02, House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV, US
    Behemoth
  • 06/02, Teatro Caupolicán - Santiago, Chile
    Anathema
  • 06/02, Club Soda - Montreal, QC, Canada
    Napalm Death
  • 07/02, The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA, US
    Behemoth
  • 07/02, Teatro Vorterix - Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Anathema
  • 07/02, Palladium - Worcester, MA, US
    Napalm Death
  • 08/02, The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA, US
    Behemoth
  • 08/02, The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY, US
    Napalm Death
  • 08/02, Clash Club - São Paulo, Brazil
    Anathema
  • 09/02, Agora Theatre & Ballroom - Cleveland, OH, US
    Napalm Death
  • 10/02, El Corazon - Seattle, WA, US
    Behemoth
  • 10/02, Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL, US
    Napalm Death
  • 11/02, Amsterdam Bar and Hall - St. Paul, MN, US
    Napalm Death
  • 11/02, Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Behemoth
  • 12/02, The Zoo - Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    Napalm Death
  • 13/02, Union Hall - Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Behemoth
  • 13/02, John Dee - Oslo, Norway
    Keep of Kalessin
  • 13/02, The Exchange - Regina, SK, Canada
    Napalm Death
  • 14/02, MacEwan Ballroom, University of Calgary - Calgary, AB, Canada
    Behemoth
  • 14/02, Republik - Calgary, AB, Canada
    Napalm Death
  • 14/02, MacEwan Hall, University of Calgary - Calgary, AB, Canada
    Behemoth
  • 15/02, Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Napalm Death
  • 16/02, Garrick Centre - Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    Behemoth
  • 17/02, Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Napalm Death
  • 17/02, Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN, US
    Behemoth
  • 18/02, Unknown venue - Bergen, Norway
    At the Gates
  • 18/02, Unknown venue - Bergen, Norway
    Paradise Lost
  • 18/02, Studio Seven - Seattle, WA, US
    Napalm Death
  • 18/02, Orpheum Theatre - Madison, WI, US
    Behemoth
  • 19/02, The Hawthrone Theatre - Portland, OR, US
    Napalm Death
  • 20/02, House of Blues - Chicago, IL, US
    Behemoth
  • 20/02, Oakland Metro - Oakland, CA, US
    Napalm Death
  • 21/02, E.A. Rawlinson Center for the Arts - Prince Albert, SK, Canada
    Old
  • 21/02, Strummer's - Fresno, CA, US
    Napalm Death
  • 21/02, Egyptian Room, Old National Centre - Indianapolis, IN, US
    Behemoth
  • 22/02, House of Blues Sunset Strip - West Hollywood, CA, US
    Napalm Death
  • 22/02, House of Blues - Cleveland, OH, US
    Behemoth
  • 23/02, St. Andrew's Hall - Detroit, MI, US
    Behemoth
  • 23/02, Club Red - East Theater - Mesa, AZ, US
    Napalm Death
  • 24/02, Phoenix Concert Theatre - Toronto, ON, Canada
    Behemoth
  • 24/02, Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM, US
    Napalm Death
  • 25/02, Métropolis - Montreal, QC, Canada
    Behemoth
  • 25/02, Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO, US
    Napalm Death
  • 26/02, Pokalen - Oslo, Norway
    At the Gates
  • 26/02, Granada Theatre - Lawrence, KS, US
    Napalm Death
  • 27/02, Gas Monkey Bar N Grill - Dallas, TX, US
    Napalm Death
  • 27/02, House of Blues - Boston, MA, US
    Behemoth
  • 27/02, Nöjesfabriken - Karlstad, Sweden
    At the Gates
  • 28/02, Olympic Park - Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Mayhem
  • 28/02, Fitzgerald's - Houston, TX, US
    Napalm Death
  • 28/02, Webster Hall - New York, NY, US
    Behemoth

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, The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA, US
    Behemoth
  • 05/03, Exeter Cathedral - Exeter, UK
    Anathema
  • 06/03, Winchester Cathedral - Winchester, UK
    Anathema
  • 06/03, El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA, US
    Enslaved
  • 06/03, Jannus Live - St Petersburg, FL, US
    Behemoth
  • 07/03, Liverpool Cathedral - Liverpool, UK
    Anathema
  • 07/03, Revolution Live - Fort Lauderdale, FL, US
    Behemoth
  • 07/03, Slim's - San Francisco, CA, US
    Enslaved
  • 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, Music Hall - Curitiba, Brazil
    Vital Remains
  • 13/03, Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT, US
    Enslaved
  • 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, Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC, Canada
    Enslaved
  • 20/03, Gagarin 205 - Athens, Greece
    Opeth
  • 21/03, Principal Club Theater - Thessaloníki, Greece
    Opeth
  • 21/03, Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY, US
    Enslaved
  • 22/03, Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA, US
    Enslaved
  • 22/03, Küçükçiftlik Park - Istanbul, Turkey
    Opeth
  • 23/03, Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD, US
    Enslaved
  • 23/03, Jolly Joker - Ankara, Turkey
    Opeth
  • 24/03, The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA, US
    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

  • 01/04, Unknown venue - Oslo, Norway
    Behemoth
  • 01/04, Unknown venue - Oslo, Norway
    My Dying Bride
  • 01/04, Unknown venue - Oslo, Norway
    Enslaved
  • 01/04, Unknown venue - Oslo, Norway
    Mortuary Drape
  • 01/04, Unknown venue - Oslo, Norway
    Bloodbath
  • 02/04, The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT, US
    At the Gates
  • 02/04, Nosturi - Helsinki, Finland
    Barren Earth
  • 03/04, Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO, US
    At the Gates
  • 04/04, Bourbon Theatre - Lincoln, NE, US
    At the Gates
  • 04/04, Parc Des Exposition - Colmar, France
    Behemoth
  • 05/04, Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN, US
    At the Gates
  • 06/04, House of Blues - Chicago, IL, US
    At the Gates
  • 08/04, Phoenix Concert Theatre - Toronto, ON, Canada
    At the Gates
  • 09/04, 013 - Tilburg, Netherlands
    Anathema
  • 09/04, Métropolis - Montreal, QC, Canada
    At the Gates
  • 09/04, 013 - Tilburg, Netherlands
    Enslaved
  • 10/04, Empire Control Room & Garage - Austin, TX, US
    Vital Remains
  • 10/04, Royale - Boston, MA, US
    At the Gates
  • 10/04, Fléda - Brno, Czech Republic
    Anathema
  • 11/04, LKA-Longhorn - Stuttgart, Germany
    Anathema
  • 11/04, Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA, US
    At the Gates
  • 12/04, Webster Hall - New York, NY, US
    At the Gates
  • 12/04, First United Methodist Church, Sarasota - Sarasota, FL, US
    Old
  • 13/04, Amalgame Club - Yverdon-Les-Bains, Switzerland
    Behemoth
  • 13/04, Le Trianon - Paris, France
    Anathema
  • 14/04, Matrix - Bochum, Germany
    Anathema
  • 15/04, Atlantico - Rome, Italy
    Behemoth
  • 16/04, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire - London, UK
    Anathema
  • 17/04, 013 - Tilburg, Netherlands
    Bloodbath
  • 17/04, Academy - Dublin, Ireland
    Anathema
  • 18/04, Palladium - Worcester, MA, US
    Vital Remains
  • 18/04, Pub Rock - Scottsdale, AZ, US
    Gehenna
  • 23/04, Club 202 - Budapest, Hungary
    Behemoth
  • 25/04, Alte Spinnerei Glauchau - Glauchau, Germany
    Behemoth

May 2015

  • 01/05, Metallsvenskan/brickebackens Ip - Örebro, Sweden
    At the Gates
  • 05/05, Café Central - Weinheim, Germany
    Gehenna
  • 09/05, Unknown venue - London, UK
    Aura Noir
  • 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, TRIX Centrum voor Muziek - Antwerp, Belgium
    Pentagram
  • 21/05, Unknown venue - Baltimore, MD, US
    Napalm Death
  • 23/05, Backstage Halle - Munich, Germany
    Pentagram
  • 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