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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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03/09/13

Carpathian Forest

'Strange Old Brew' vinyl coming October

Carpathian Forest's second album of masterfully cold & sadistic Norwegian black metal is set for vinyl release on 7th October. The album is presented on 180gm heavyweight vinyl & can be pre-ordered HERE.

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Live Dates

February 2015

  • 28/02, Fitzgerald's - Houston, TX, US
    Napalm Death
  • 28/02, Webster Hall - New York, NY, US
    Behemoth
  • 28/02, Olympic Park - Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Mayhem

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, Exeter Cathedral - Exeter, UK
    Anathema
  • 05/03, The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA, US
    Behemoth
  • 06/03, El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA, US
    Enslaved
  • 06/03, Jannus Live - St Petersburg, FL, US
    Behemoth
  • 06/03, Winchester Cathedral - Winchester, UK
    Anathema
  • 07/03, Revolution Live - Fort Lauderdale, FL, US
    Behemoth
  • 07/03, Slim's - San Francisco, CA, US
    Enslaved
  • 07/03, Liverpool Cathedral - Liverpool, UK
    Anathema
  • 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, The Whiskey Bar - Portland, OR, US
    Mayhem
  • 13/03, Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT, US
    Enslaved
  • 13/03, Music Hall - Curitiba, Brazil
    Vital Remains
  • 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, Gagarin 205 - Athens, Greece
    Opeth
  • 20/03, Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC, Canada
    Enslaved
  • 21/03, Principal Club Theater - Thessaloníki, Greece
    Opeth
  • 21/03, Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY, US
    Enslaved
  • 22/03, Küçükçiftlik Park - Istanbul, Turkey
    Opeth
  • 22/03, Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA, US
    Enslaved
  • 23/03, Jolly Joker - Ankara, Turkey
    Opeth
  • 23/03, Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD, US
    Enslaved
  • 24/03, The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA, US
    Enslaved
  • 27/03, Circo Volador - Mexico City, Mexico
    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

May 2015

  • 01/05, Unknown venue - Manchester, UK
    Doom
  • 01/05, Metallsvenskan/brickebackens Ip - Örebro, Sweden
    At the Gates
  • 03/05, Baroeg - Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Gehenna
  • 05/05, Café Central - Weinheim, Germany
    Gehenna
  • 09/05, Unknown venue - London, UK
    Aura Noir
  • 12/05, Miniz7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
    Keep of Kalessin
  • 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, Unknown venue - Baltimore, MD, US
    Napalm Death
  • 23/05, Backstage Halle - Munich, Germany
    Pentagram
  • 23/05, Babel - Malmö, Sweden
    Candlemass
  • 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