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28/03/13

My Dying Bride

'The Manuscript' coming May 13th

The UK’s own doomlords, My Dying Bride, have been imposing their legacy for over two decades, since their debut album ‘As the Flower Withers’ surfaced in 1992, & now the Yorkshire titans return with their latest work, ‘The Manuscript’, set for release on Peaceville Records on May 13th on CD & vinyl.

‘The Manuscript’ contains 4 new & exclusive songs; a dark voyage spanning over 27 minutes of supreme doom in the unmistakable My Dying Bride style of heaviness mixed with dark tales of foreboding. It was recorded & mixed at Futureworks Studios in Manchester, UK with the band’s long-time producer, Mags.

As the band comments:
"The Manuscript features four monstrous tracks of brilliantly crafted metal that only My Dying Bride can do, with swathes of doom laden melancholy, harmonic beauty and thundering death metal all combined in their trademark sound. Four tales of tragedy, loss and bitter vengeance greet the listener with an added assault on the emotions too, leaving the soul grey and limp. There is beauty here, but it's carrying a dark blade.

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27/03/13

Mortuary Drape

Classic titles on Peaceville, remastered with bonus tracks

Italy’s Mortuary Drape are set to reissue 2 of their classic albums on CD & vinyl through Peaceville Records in 2013, starting with ‘Tolling 13 Knell’ on May 27th, plus ‘Buried in Time’ to follow June/July. Each release has been fully remastered, with work overseen by the band, including bonus tracks on each release, plus updated layout. Pre-orders are now being taken HERE.

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22/02/13

Neptune Towers

Vinyl titles coming April/May

Neptune Towers' 2 classic albums of dark alien ambience from Darkthrone's Fenriz will be released shortly on 180gm black vinyl, starting with the debut 'Caravans to Empire Algol' on April 29th, followed by 'Transmissions from Empire Algol' on May 13, which also includes bonus material from the unreleased third album 'Space Lab'. Click here.

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18/02/13

Katatonia

New video 'Lethean' launches

Katatonia, Sweden's dark rock masters, have completed work on their latest video for the track 'Lethean', lifted from last year's acclaimed 'Dead End Kings' opus. The video was shot by Lasse Hoile, notable for his previous work with the Katatonia as well as Opeth & Porcupine Tree.
View the video HERE

In related news, it has also been announced that Katatonia are shortlisted for a Swedish Grammy award in the 'Best Metal Album' category for 'Dead End Kings'.

This year also sees the band embark upon an Australian tour with countrymen Opeth in March, as well as an extensive North American tour in April & May.

Released in August 2012, ‘Dead End Kings’ is a rich, adventurous and endlessly evocative masterwork that exhibits all the Swedish quintet’s established traits while absorbing countless fresh ideas into that monumental sonic brew, this is plainly the strongest and most beguiling album in the Katatonia catalogue to date. It also proves that sadness comes in many shades and that no one is safe from its cold allure.
“Dead End Kings represents progression and taking things to the next level,” says Jonas Renkse. ”The writing was a little more intense and spontaneous for this one. I think that’s the biggest difference. But it was made with the same mindset as the last few albums. It just had a little more fire involved.”

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04/02/13

Darkthrone

'The Underground Resistance' minisite now online

Head over to http://www.peaceville.com/darkthrone for all the information on the latest Darkthrone opus, released February 25th, as well as audio, desktop downloads, gallery & more.

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Live Dates

March 2015

  • 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, Inferno Club - São Paulo, Brazil
    Vital Remains
  • 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
  • 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, The Whiskey Bar - Portland, OR, US
    Mayhem
  • 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, 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, 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
  • 27/03, Circo Volador - Mexico City, Mexico
    Enslaved
  • 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
  • 02/05, Pumpehuset - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Keep of Kalessin
  • 03/05, Baroeg - Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Gehenna
  • 04/05, The Gov - Hindmarsh, SA, Australia
    Opeth
  • 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, 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
    Napalm Death
  • 21/05, Unknown venue - Baltimore, MD, US
    Aura Noir
  • 22/05, Rail Club - Fort Worth, TX, US
    Napalm Death
  • 23/05, Backstage Halle - Munich, Germany
    Pentagram
  • 23/05, Babel - Malmö, Sweden
    Candlemass
  • 23/05, Rail Club - Fort Worth, TX, US
    Napalm Death
  • 25/05, Vienna Arena - Vienna, Austria
    Pentagram
  • 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
  • 11/06, Cotroceni Stadium - Bucharest, Romania
    Bloodbath
  • 16/06, Ippodromo Capannelle - Rome, Italy
    At the Gates
  • 17/06, Yonge-Dundas Square - Toronto, ON, Canada
    Pentagram
  • 18/06, Unknown venue - Halden, Norway
    Opeth
  • 18/06, Refshaleøen - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Bloodbath
  • 18/06, Refshaleøen - Copenhagen, Denmark
    At the Gates
  • 19/06, Val De Moine - Clisson, France
    Mayhem
  • 19/06, Val De Moine - Clisson, France
    Bloodbath
  • 19/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 19/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    My Dying Bride
  • 19/06, Val De Moine - Clisson, France
    At the Gates
  • 19/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    At the Gates
  • 20/06, The Opera House - Toronto, ON, Canada
    Pentagram
  • 24/06, Unknown venue - Calgary, AB, Canada
    Pentagram
  • 26/06, Unknown venue - Helsinki, Finland
    Bloodbath
  • 27/06, Unknown venue - Roskilde, Denmark
    Enslaved