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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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Live Dates

April 2015

  • 18/04, Principal - Thessaloníki, Greece
    Behemoth
  • 18/04, New England Metal and Hardcore Fest - Worcester, MA, US
    Vital Remains
  • 18/04, Pub Rock - Scottsdale, AZ, US
    Gehenna
  • 19/04, Mkc - Skopje, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of
    Behemoth
  • 19/04, The Hi-Fi - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Napalm Death
  • 20/04, Mixtape 5 - Sofia, Bulgaria
    Behemoth
  • 21/04, Colectiv - Bucharest, Romania
    Behemoth
  • 22/04, Club Daos - Timisoara, Romania
    Behemoth
  • 23/04, Club 202 - Budapest, Hungary
    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, Unknown venue - Manchester, UK
    Doom
  • 01/05, Analog Cafe & DRD Records Little Theater - Portland, OR, US
    Thorns
  • 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, The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA, US
    Pentagram
  • 21/05, Unknown venue - Baltimore, MD, US
    Aura Noir
  • 21/05, Unknown venue - Baltimore, MD, US
    Bloodbath
  • 21/05, Unknown venue - Baltimore, MD, US
    Napalm Death
  • 22/05, Rail Club - Fort Worth, TX, US
    Napalm Death
  • 22/05, Le Secret Place - Montpellier, France
    Keep of Kalessin
  • 23/05, Backstage Halle - Munich, Germany
    Pentagram
  • 23/05, Rail Club - Fort Worth, TX, US
    Napalm Death
  • 23/05, Babel - Malmö, Sweden
    Candlemass
  • 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, Carfax - Johannesburg, South Africa
    At the Gates
  • 29/05, Klubsen - Hamburg, Germany
    Pentagram
  • 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, Unknown venue - Bangalore, India
    Napalm Death
  • 06/06, Rockhal - Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg
    At the Gates
  • 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, The Foundry (hifi) - Lakewood, OH, US
    Taake
  • 18/06, Unknown venue - Halden, Norway
    Opeth
  • 18/06, Refshaleøen - Copenhagen, Denmark
    At the Gates
  • 18/06, Refshaleøen - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Bloodbath
  • 19/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 19/06, Val De Moine - Clisson, France
    Mayhem
  • 19/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    My Dying Bride
  • 19/06, Val De Moine - Clisson, France
    At the Gates
  • 19/06, Val De Moine - Clisson, France
    Bloodbath
  • 19/06, Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA, US
    Taake
  • 19/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    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
  • 25/06, Metro Gallery - Baltimore, MD, US
    Taake
  • 26/06, Unknown venue - Helsinki, Finland
    Bloodbath
  • 26/06, Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY, US
    Taake
  • 27/06, Roskilde Festival - Roskilde, Denmark
    Enslaved

July 2015

  • 03/07, Hässleholmsgården - Hässleholm, Sweden
    At the Gates
  • 08/07, Unknown venue - Neskaupstaður, Iceland
    Enslaved
  • 08/07, Unknown venue - Neskaupstaður, Iceland
    Behemoth
  • 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, Teatro Caupolicán - Santiago, Chile
    Opeth
  • 17/07, Le Ferrailleur - Nantes, France
    Vital Remains
  • 18/07, Groove - Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Opeth
  • 19/07, Unknown venue - Tolmin, Slovenia
    Behemoth
  • 19/07, Carioca Club - São Paulo, Brazil
    Opeth
  • 25/07, Mote Park - Maidstone, UK
    Anathema
  • 30/07, Unknown venue - Wacken, Germany
    Opeth
  • 30/07, Unknown venue - Wacken, Germany
    Bloodbath