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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

August 2015

  • 31/08, Ebisu Liquid Room (リキッドルーム) - Shibuya, Japan
    Anathema

September 2015

  • 04/09, Fall of Summer Festival - Torcy, France
    Candlemass
  • 04/09, Unknown venue - Torcy, France
    Candlemass
  • 05/09, The Underground Arts - Philadelphia, PA, US
    Lid
  • 05/09, La Dynamo de Banlieues Bleues - Pantin, France
    Novembre
  • 06/09, The Underground Arts - Philadelphia, PA, US
    Lid
  • 09/09, Center Stage Theater - Atlanta, GA, US
    Anathema
  • 13/09, Clash Club - São Paulo, Brazil
    At the Gates
  • 18/09, Stora Scenen - Gothenburg, Sweden
    At the Gates
  • 23/09, The Marble Factory - Bristol, UK
    Enslaved
  • 23/09, Motion & the Marble Factory - Bristol, UK
    Enslaved
  • 24/09, O2 Academy Islington - London, UK
    Enslaved
  • 25/09, The Slade Rooms - Wolverhampton, UK
    Enslaved
  • 26/09, Button Factory - Dublin, Ireland
    Enslaved
  • 27/09, Academy - Dublin, Ireland
    Paradise Lost
  • 27/09, Manchester Academy 3 - Manchester, UK
    Enslaved
  • 28/09, Limelight - Belfast, UK
    Paradise Lost
  • 28/09, Concorde 2 - Brighton, UK
    Enslaved
  • 30/09, Manchester Academy 2 - Manchester, UK
    Paradise Lost
  • 30/09, The Underground Arts - Philadelphia, PA, US
    Pentagram

October 2015

  • 01/10, The Garage - Glasgow, UK
    Paradise Lost
  • 01/10, Scandic Lerkendal - Trondheim, Norway
    Dødheimsgard
  • 01/10, The Met - Pawtucket, RI, US
    Pentagram
  • 01/10, Scandic Lerkendal - Trondheim, Norway
    Aura Noir
  • 01/10, Scandic Lerkendal - Trondheim, Norway
    Khold
  • 01/10, Folken - Stavanger, Norway
    Enslaved
  • 02/10, Revolution Bar & Music Hall - Amityville, NY, US
    Pentagram
  • 03/10, Rock & Roll Hotel - Washington, DC, US
    Pentagram
  • 03/10, Wulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton, UK
    Paradise Lost
  • 03/10, USF Verftet - Bergen, Norway
    Enslaved
  • 04/10, Konserthuset - Stockholm, Sweden
    Opeth
  • 04/10, KOKO - London, UK
    Paradise Lost
  • 05/10, Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY, US
    Pentagram
  • 05/10, Razzmatazz 3 - Barcelona, Spain
    Taake
  • 05/10, Live Music Hall - Cologne, Germany
    Paradise Lost
  • 06/10, Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY, US
    Pentagram
  • 06/10, Sala Caracol - Madrid, Spain
    Taake
  • 06/10, TRIX Centrum voor Muziek - Antwerp, Belgium
    Paradise Lost
  • 07/10, Ubu - Rennes, France
    Taake
  • 07/10, TivoliVredenburg - Utrecht, Netherlands
    Paradise Lost
  • 07/10, Mr. Small's Theatre - Millvale, PA, US
    Pentagram
  • 08/10, Marble Bar - Detroit, MI, US
    Pentagram
  • 08/10, Sentrum Scene - Oslo, Norway
    Opeth
  • 08/10, Glaz'art - Paris, France
    Taake
  • 08/10, Volta - Moscow, Russian Federation
    Napalm Death
  • 09/10, Hidden Agenda - Hong Kong, China
    Behemoth
  • 09/10, The Underworld - Camden, UK
    Taake
  • 09/10, Nosturi - Helsinki, Finland
    Dødheimsgard
  • 09/10, USF Verftet - Bergen, Norway
    Opeth
  • 09/10, The Abbey - Chicago, IL, US
    Pentagram
  • 09/10, Huxleys Neue Welt - Berlin, Germany
    Paradise Lost
  • 09/10, Oakland Metro - Oakland, CA, US
    Autopsy
  • 10/10, Stavanger Konserthus - Stavanger, Norway
    Opeth
  • 10/10, Energimølla - Kongsberg, Norway
    Enslaved
  • 10/10, Saitama Super Arena (さいたまスーパーアリーナ) - Saitama, Japan
    Napalm Death
  • 10/10, KB - Malmö, Sweden
    Paradise Lost
  • 10/10, Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids, MI, US
    Pentagram
  • 11/10, Luxor Live - Arnhem, Netherlands
    Taake
  • 11/10, Sticky Fingers - Gothenburg, Sweden
    Paradise Lost
  • 11/10, Grog Shop - Cleveland Heights, OH, US
    Pentagram
  • 12/10, Admiralspalast - Berlin, Germany
    Opeth
  • 13/10, The Circus - Helsinki, Finland
    Paradise Lost
  • 13/10, Club Quattro (クラブクアトロ) - Shibuya, Japan
    Behemoth
  • 13/10, Stadthalle Wuppertal - Wuppertal, Germany
    Opeth
  • 14/10, Club Quattro - Umeda - Umeda, Japan
    Behemoth
  • 14/10, TivoliVredenburg - Utrecht, Netherlands
    Opeth
  • 15/10, Oseana Os Kunst Og Kultursenter - Os, Norway
    Enslaved
  • 15/10, Debaser Strand - Stockholm, Sweden
    Paradise Lost
  • 15/10, Ancienne Belgique (AB) - Brussels, Belgium
    Opeth
  • 16/10, Rock City - Nottingham, UK
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 16/10, Astra Kulturhaus - Berlin, Germany
    Katatonia
  • 16/10, John Dee - Oslo, Norway
    Paradise Lost
  • 16/10, Capitol Offenbach - Offenbach, Germany
    Opeth
  • 17/10, Pumpehuset - Stor Sal - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Paradise Lost
  • 17/10, Østsia Kulturhus,kristiansand - Kristiansand, Norway
    Enslaved
  • 17/10, Boston Music Room - London, UK
    Mortuary Drape
  • 17/10, Le Trianon - Paris, France
    Opeth
  • 18/10, London Palladium - London, UK
    Opeth
  • 18/10, Gruenspan - Hamburg, Germany
    Paradise Lost
  • 18/10, Waterfront - Norwich, UK
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 20/10, Wulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton, UK
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 20/10, MeetFactory - Prague, Czech Republic
    Paradise Lost
  • 21/10, The Garage - Glasgow, UK
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 21/10, Alibi - Wrocław, Poland
    Paradise Lost
  • 22/10, Beacon Theatre - New York, NY, US
    Opeth
  • 22/10, Klub B90 - Gdansk, Poland
    Paradise Lost
  • 22/10, Folken - Stavanger, Norway
    Keep of Kalessin
  • 22/10, Manchester Academy 2 - Manchester, UK
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 23/10, San Manuel Amphitheater - San Bernardino, CA, US
    At the Gates
  • 23/10, Gregers Bar - Hamar, Norway
    Enslaved
  • 23/10, Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL, US
    Autopsy
  • 23/10, Dux Live - Christchurch, New Zealand
    Anathema
  • 23/10, KOKO - London, UK
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 24/10, Barrak Music Club - Ostrava, Czech Republic
    Paradise Lost
  • 24/10, Kings Arms - Auckland, New Zealand
    Anathema
  • 24/10, Essigfabrik/sensor Club - Cologne, Germany
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 24/10, Orpheum Theatre - Los Angeles, CA, US
    Opeth
  • 24/10, Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL, US
    Autopsy
  • 24/10, Trans-Pecos - Queens, NY, US
    Evoken
  • 25/10, Randal Music Club - Bratislava, Slovakia
    Paradise Lost
  • 25/10, Orpheum Theatre - Los Angeles, CA, US
    Opeth
  • 25/10, Limelight - Belfast, UK
    Napalm Death
  • 26/10, Barba Negra Music Club, Budapest - Budapest, Hungary
    Paradise Lost
  • 26/10, Backstage - Munich, Germany
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 26/10, Werk, Backstage - Munich, Germany
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 27/10, Motion - Bristol, UK
    Napalm Death
  • 27/10, Vintage Industrial Bar - Zagreb, Croatia
    Paradise Lost
  • 27/10, La Laiterie - Grande Salle - Strasbourg, France
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 27/10, The Gov - Hindmarsh, SA, Australia
    Anathema
  • 28/10, Cabaret Sauvage - Paris, France
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 28/10, Amplifier Bar - Perth, WA, Australia
    At the Gates
  • 29/10, Uni Bar, Adelaide University - Adelaide, SA, Australia
    At the Gates
  • 29/10, The Triffid - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Anathema
  • 29/10, The Forum - London, UK
    Napalm Death
  • 29/10, Che Cafe, UC San Diego - La Jolla, CA, US
    Gehenna
  • 29/10, Mostovna - Nova Gorica, Slovenia
    Paradise Lost
  • 30/10, Pb&j's - Reno, NV, US
    Vital Remains
  • 30/10, Theaterfabrik - Munich, Germany
    Paradise Lost
  • 30/10, Corner Hotel - Richmond, VIC, Australia
    At the Gates
  • 30/10, Capitol - Hannover, Germany
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 31/10, Vienna Arena (Arena Wien) - Vienna, Austria
    Paradise Lost
  • 31/10, Hirsch - Nuremberg, Germany
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 31/10, TRIX Centrum voor Muziek - Antwerp, Belgium
    Napalm Death
  • 31/10, Corner Hotel - Richmond, VIC, Australia
    Anathema
  • 31/10, Manning Bar - Sydney, NSW, Australia
    At the Gates

November 2015

December 2015

  • 01/12, Livewire - Scottsdale, AZ, US
    Enslaved