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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

April 2014

  • 17/04, Theater of the Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA, US
    Behemoth
  • 17/04, Palladium - Worcester, MA, US
    Behemoth
  • 17/04, La Nef - Angouleme, France
    Napalm Death
  • 18/04, Palladium - Worcester, MA, US
    Behemoth
  • 18/04, Le 9 Cube - Chateauroux, France
    Napalm Death
  • 19/04, Treasure Island Event Venue - San Francisco, CA, US
    Autopsy
  • 19/04, Inferno Club - São Paulo, Brazil
    Mortuary Drape
  • 19/04, Irving Plaza - New York, NY, US
    Behemoth
  • 20/04, Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR, US
    Shining
  • 22/04, Club Soda - Montreal, QC, Canada
    Behemoth
  • 23/04, DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA, US
    Shining
  • 23/04, The Opera House - Toronto, ON, Canada
    Behemoth
  • 24/04, Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA, US
    Shining
  • 24/04, Agora Theatre & Ballroom - Cleveland, OH, US
    Behemoth
  • 25/04, House of Blues - Chicago, IL, US
    Behemoth
  • 25/04, The Glass House - Pomona, CA, US
    Shining
  • 25/04, Kingston Downs - Rome, GA, US
    Mayhem
  • 26/04, Skyway Theater - Minneapolis, MN, US
    Behemoth
  • 26/04, The Backstage at Championship Bar - Trenton, NJ, US
    The Provenance
  • 26/04, The River Club Music Hall - Scituate, MA, US
    The Gathering
  • 27/04, Garrick Centre - Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    Behemoth
  • 27/04, Circo Volador - Mexico City, Mexico
    Shining
  • 29/04, Mac Hall - Calgary, AB, Canada
    Behemoth
  • 30/04, Cycle Club - Florence, Italy
    Taake
  • 30/04, Union Hall - Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Behemoth

May 2014

  • 01/05, ByScenen - Haugesund, Norway
    Katatonia
  • 02/05, Vox Warehouse - Leeds, UK
    Napalm Death
  • 02/05, Motion - Bristol, UK
    Gehenna
  • 02/05, Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Behemoth
  • 02/05, Avalon - Hollywood, CA, US
    Mayhem
  • 02/05, Motion - Bristol, UK
    Doom
  • 03/05, Studio Seven - Seattle, WA, US
    Behemoth
  • 03/05, Unknown venue - Bristol, UK
    Doom
  • 05/05, El Plaza Condesa - Mexico City, Mexico
    Behemoth
  • 08/05, Le Ferrailleur - Nantes, France
    Taake
  • 08/05, Biebob - Vosselaar, Belgium
    Katatonia
  • 09/05, Le Tetris - Le Havre, France
    Napalm Death
  • 09/05, Divan du Monde - Paris, France
    Taake
  • 09/05, P60 - Amstelveen, Netherlands
    Katatonia
  • 10/05, Unknown venue - Kuurne, Belgium
    Aura Noir
  • 10/05, Clubzal - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 10/05, The Garage - London, UK
    Taake
  • 10/05, Christuskirche - Bochum, Germany
    Katatonia
  • 11/05, Freiheiz - Munich, Germany
    Katatonia
  • 11/05, The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA, US
    Pentagram
  • 11/05, Dance Hall Magnit - Murmansk, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 11/05, Sound Control - Manchester, UK
    Taake
  • 11/05, Les 4 Ecluses - Dunkirk, France
    Napalm Death
  • 11/05, The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA, US
    Pentagram
  • 12/05, Passionskirche Kreuzberg - Berlin, Germany
    Katatonia
  • 13/05, Schüür - Luzern, Switzerland
    Katatonia
  • 13/05, Underground - Vladivostok, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 13/05, 013 - Tilburg, Netherlands
    Taake
  • 14/05, Les Docks - Lausanne, Switzerland
    Katatonia
  • 14/05, Velinaco - Khabarovsk, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 15/05, Divan du Monde - Paris, France
    Katatonia
  • 16/05, Megapolis - Irkutsk, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 16/05, Knockdown Center - Queens, NY, US
    Napalm Death
  • 16/05, Union Chapel - London, UK
    Katatonia
  • 16/05, Knockdown Center - Queens, NY, US
    Napalm Death
  • 16/05, Union Chapel - London, UK
    Katatonia
  • 16/05, Helvete Metal Club - Oberhausen, Germany
    Taake
  • 17/05, Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK
    Katatonia
  • 17/05, Havana - Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 18/05, Fakel - Tomsk, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 19/05, Otdych - Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 21/05, Electric Ballroom - London, UK
    Mayhem
  • 22/05, Unknown venue - Baltimore, MD, US
    Taake
  • 23/05, Unknown venue - Örebro, Sweden
    Pentagram
  • 23/05, Unknown venue - Örebro, Sweden
    Pentagram
  • 23/05, Zvezda - Samara, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 24/05, Küçükçiftlik Park - Istanbul, Turkey
    Pentagram
  • 24/05, Chinese Laundry - Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Mayhem
  • 25/05, Glavclub - Moscow, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 26/05, Strike Arena - Krasnodar, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 28/05, Yunost - Kiev, Ukraine
    Behemoth
  • 29/05, T.T. the Bear's Place - Cambridge, MA, US
    Unholy
  • 31/05, Out & Loud Festival - Geiselwind, Germany
    Behemoth
  • 31/05, Goffert Park - Nijmegen, Netherlands
    Behemoth
  • 31/05, Islington Assembly Hall - London, UK
    Anathema

June 2014

  • 06/06, Café Central - Weinheim, Germany
    Napalm Death
  • 06/06, Zeppelinfeld - Nuremberg, Germany
    Opeth
  • 09/06, PPC - Graz, Austria
    Napalm Death
  • 11/06, Unknown venue - Copenhagen, Denmark
    My Dying Bride
  • 12/06, The Assembly - Leamington Spa, UK
    Anathema
  • 13/06, Race Course - Donnington, UK
    Anathema
  • 14/06, Avenue of the Saints - Indianola, IA, US
    Mayhem
  • 15/06, Gloucester Cathedral - Gloucester, UK
    Anathema
  • 20/06, Unknown venue - Clisson, France
    Paradise Lost
  • 20/06, Site Du Hellfest - Clisson, France
    Behemoth
  • 20/06, Val De Moine - Clisson, France
    Opeth
  • 20/06, Site Du Hellfest - Clisson, France
    Gehenna
  • 20/06, Hellfest - Clisson, France
    Behemoth
  • 20/06, Site Du Hellfest - Clisson, France
    Shining
  • 20/06, Hellfest - Clisson, France
    Enslaved
  • 20/06, Unknown venue - Clisson, France
    Opeth
  • 21/06, Unknown venue - Montebello, QC, Canada
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 22/06, Site Du Hellfest - Clisson, France
    Opeth
  • 23/06, Plateia Nerou - Athens, Greece
    Behemoth
  • 27/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Enslaved
  • 27/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Paradise Lost
  • 27/06, Festivalpark Stenehei - Dessel, Belgium
    Enslaved
  • 27/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Candlemass
  • 27/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Napalm Death
  • 27/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Opeth
  • 27/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Paradise Lost

July 2014

  • 01/07, Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY, US
    Evoken
  • 04/07, With Full Force Festival - Roitzschjora, Germany
    Behemoth
  • 10/07, Unknown venue - Vizovice, Czech Republic
    Behemoth
  • 10/07, Ungdommens Hus - Fredericia, Denmark
    Aura Noir
  • 11/07, Unknown venue - Erfurt, Germany
    Pentagram
  • 12/07, Poble Espanyol - Barcelona, Spain
    Anathema
  • 15/07, VEGA - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Pentagram
  • 17/07, Unknown venue - Nordfjordeid, Norway
    Opeth
  • 17/07, Slottsfjell - Tønsberg, Norway
    Opeth
  • 17/07, BLÅ - Oslo, Norway
    Pentagram
  • 17/07, Unknown venue - Tønsberg, Norway
    Opeth
  • 18/07, Unknown venue - Jarocin, Poland
    Anathema
  • 20/07, De Boerderij - Zoetermeer, Netherlands
    Anathema
  • 20/07, Unknown venue - Tolmin, Slovenia
    Opeth
  • 31/07, Unknown venue - Wacken, Germany
    Behemoth
  • 31/07, Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany
    Behemoth