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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

July 2015

  • 29/07, Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany
    Opeth
  • 29/07, Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany
    My Dying Bride
  • 29/07, Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany
    Bloodbath
  • 29/07, Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 30/07, Unknown venue - Wacken, Germany
    Bloodbath
  • 30/07, Unknown venue - Wacken, Germany
    Opeth

August 2015

  • 02/08, Kulttuuritalo - Helsinki, Finland
    Anathema
  • 05/08, Vojenská pevnost Josefov - Jaroměř, Czech Republic
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 05/08, Vojenská pevnost Josefov - Jaroměř, Czech Republic
    Bloodbath
  • 05/08, Vojenská pevnost Josefov - Jaroměř, Czech Republic
    Napalm Death
  • 05/08, Vojenská pevnost Josefov - Jaroměř, Czech Republic
    Candlemass
  • 05/08, Vojenská pevnost Josefov - Jaroměř, Czech Republic
    At the Gates
  • 06/08, Flugplatz Obermehler - Schlotheim, Germany
    Behemoth
  • 06/08, Catton Hall - Walton-on-trent, UK
    Opeth
  • 06/08, Flugplatz Obermehler - Schlotheim, Germany
    Bloodbath
  • 06/08, Espaço Barro Preto - Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    Taake
  • 07/08, John Bull Pub - Curitiba, Brazil
    Taake
  • 07/08, Unknown venue - Vagos, Portugal
    Bloodbath
  • 11/08, Vulkan Arena & Pokalen Pub - Oslo, Norway
    Obliteration
  • 12/08, Unknown venue - Dinkelsbuhl, Germany
    Paradise Lost
  • 12/08, Rockstadt - Braşov, Romania
    Enslaved
  • 12/08, Unknown venue - Dinkelsbuhl, Germany
    Bloodbath
  • 12/08, Rockstadt - Braşov, Romania
    At the Gates
  • 12/08, Rockstadt - Braşov, Romania
    Taake
  • 13/08, Lugnets Skistadion - Falun, Sweden
    Candlemass
  • 14/08, Unknown venue - Ieper, Belgium
    Pentagram
  • 14/08, Sonic Blast Moledo - Caminha, Portugal
    Pentagram
  • 14/08, Unknown venue - Vannes, France
    Pentagram
  • 14/08, Unknown venue - Ieper, Belgium
    Doom
  • 17/08, Forum Bielefeld - Bielefeld, Germany
    Paradise Lost
  • 21/08, Unknown venue - Trondheim, Norway
    Opeth
  • 21/08, Unknown venue - Trondheim, Norway
    Opeth
  • 23/08, Shea's Tavern - Reno, NV, US
    Gehenna
  • 27/08, Dante's - Portland, OR, US
    Pentagram
  • 27/08, Dante's - Portland, OR, US
    Pentagram
  • 28/08, The Chapel - San Francisco, CA, US
    Pentagram
  • 29/08, The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA, US
    Pentagram
  • 31/08, Ebisu Liquid Room (リキッドルーム) - Tokyo, Japan
    Anathema

September 2015

  • 04/09, Unknown venue - Torcy, France
    Candlemass
  • 05/09, La Dynamo de Banlieues Bleues - Pantin, France
    Novembre
  • 05/09, The Underground Arts - Philadelphia, PA, US
    Lid
  • 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 - Liseberg, Sweden
    At the Gates
  • 23/09, 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, Manchester Academy 3 - Manchester, UK
    Enslaved
  • 27/09, Academy - Dublin, Ireland
    Paradise Lost
  • 28/09, Concorde 2 - Brighton, UK
    Enslaved
  • 28/09, Limelight - Belfast, UK
    Paradise Lost
  • 30/09, Manchester Academy 2 - Manchester, UK
    Paradise Lost

October 2015