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11/07/13

Barren Earth

Search for new vocalist launched

BARREN EARTH is looking for a vocalist capable of performing the band's material:
Solid clean vocals and growling skills needed. We also require motivated attitude and ability to tour and rehearse.

If you think you got what it takes, please send a short bio/description of yourself with audio samples from your vocals. All other footage (videoclips, photos) would be highly appreciated as well. Please send your submission to: barrenearth@gmail.com

Posted in Barren Earth

10/07/13

Darkthrone

Under A Funeral Moon 2CD edition coming August 26th

Darkthrone's classic 1993 album will be released 26th August as a 2-disc edition of the Black Metal masterpiece, marking 20 years since the release of this landmark album.

The second disc features a commentary disc with Fenriz discussing his recollections, inspirations and thoughts on the album, whilst the music plays in the background.

Presented in a special mediabook format with a booklet containing comprehensive liner notes.

Pre-order HERE.

Posted in Darkthrone

08/07/13

Barren Earth

Mikko departs Barren Earth

Finland’s death/prog metal masters Barren Earth have announced the departure of vocalist Mikko Kotamäki from the group. Since the band’s inception, Mikko has performed vocals on all of the band’s studio recordings, consisting of the Our Twilight debut EP, & 2 full-length albums.

Band statement:
"Dear friends. We regret to announce the departure of Mikko Kotamäki from BARREN EARTH.
Due to conflicting schedules, Mikko cannot contribute to BARREN EARTH's activities any longer. The decision was made by mutual agreement with absolutely no drama involved.
We will keep working on new material, and will launch search for a new vocalist shortly.
BARREN EARTH wants to thank Mikko for his crucial input for BARREN EARTH's works and wishes him all the best in the future."

Posted in Barren Earth

02/07/13

Katatonia

Viva Emptiness 10th anniversary edition. UK tour dates announced

Fresh from their appearance at Download Festival, Katatonia, the Swedish purveyors of dark rock/metal, have been revealed as very special guests on Paradise Lost’s ‘Tragic Illusion’ 25th anniversary tour in October alongside Lacuna Coil.

Concurrently also celebrating their own 10th anniversary for their masterful sixth album ‘Viva Emptiness’, the band will be performing the album in its entirety each night to make these shows even more special.

Originally released in 2003 it is regarded by many, including the band themselves, as being among Katatonia's finest albums. ‘Viva Emptiness’ cemented the band's reputation as a major force, combining refined metal with doom and gloom angst-laden rock. A classic of the genre.

To coincide with the shows and the album’s 10-year anniversary ‘Viva Emptiness’ will be entirely re-mixed and re-mastered by David Castillo plus enhanced with new artwork courtesy of Travis Smith for a re-release on 4th November via Peaceville.


Katatonia w/
Paradise Lost & Lacuna Coil
30th October – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton
31st October – 02 ABC, Glasgow
1st November – The Ritz – Manchester
3rd November – Camden Roadhouse, London

Posted in Katatonia

Live Dates

March 2015

April 2015

  • 01/04, Unknown venue - Oslo, Norway
    Bloodbath
  • 01/04, Unknown venue - Oslo, Norway
    Enslaved
  • 01/04, Unknown venue - Oslo, Norway
    Behemoth
  • 01/04, Unknown venue - Oslo, Norway
    Mortuary Drape
  • 01/04, Unknown venue - Oslo, Norway
    My Dying Bride
  • 02/04, Nosturi - Helsinki, Finland
    Barren Earth
  • 02/04, The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT, US
    At the Gates
  • 03/04, Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO, US
    At the Gates
  • 03/04, The New Brookland Tavern - West Columbia, SC, US
    Vital Remains
  • 04/04, Bourbon Theatre - Lincoln, NE, US
    At the Gates
  • 04/04, Estelita - Recife, Brazil
    Doom
  • 04/04, Rock in Hell Festival - Colmar, France
    Behemoth
  • 05/04, Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN, US
    At the Gates
  • 05/04, Orpheum - Tampa, FL, US
    Vital Remains
  • 05/04, Hangar 110 - São Paulo, Brazil
    Doom
  • 06/04, House of Blues - Chicago, IL, US
    At the Gates
  • 06/04, Jack Rabbits - Jacksonville, FL, US
    Vital Remains
  • 08/04, Phoenix Concert Theatre - Toronto, ON, Canada
    At the Gates
  • 09/04, Siberia - New Orleans, LA, US
    Vital Remains
  • 09/04, Unknown venue - Tilburg, Netherlands
    Enslaved
  • 09/04, Unknown venue - Tilburg, Netherlands
    Anathema
  • 09/04, Métropolis - Montreal, QC, Canada
    At the Gates
  • 10/04, Empire Control Room & Garage - Austin, TX, US
    Vital Remains
  • 10/04, Fléda - Brno, Czech Republic
    Anathema
  • 10/04, Royale - Boston, MA, US
    At the Gates
  • 11/04, Empire Control Room & Garage - Austin, TX, US
    Vital Remains
  • 11/04, Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA, US
    At the Gates
  • 11/04, LKA-Longhorn - Stuttgart, Germany
    Anathema
  • 12/04, First United Methodist Church, Sarasota - Sarasota, FL, US
    Old
  • 12/04, Webster Hall - New York, NY, US
    At the Gates
  • 13/04, The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO, US
    Vital Remains
  • 13/04, Le Trianon - Paris, France
    Anathema
  • 13/04, Amalgame Club - Yverdon-Les-Bains, Switzerland
    Behemoth
  • 14/04, Matrix - Bochum, Germany
    Anathema
  • 15/04, Atlantico - Rome, Italy
    Behemoth
  • 16/04, The Foundry (hifi) - Lakewood, OH, US
    Vital Remains
  • 16/04, Capitol - Perth, WA, Australia
    Napalm Death
  • 16/04, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire - London, UK
    Anathema
  • 17/04, Academy - Dublin, Ireland
    Anathema
  • 17/04, The Prince Bandroom - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
    Napalm Death
  • 17/04, Lucky 13 Saloon - Brooklyn, NY, US
    Vital Remains
  • 18/04, Pub Rock - Scottsdale, AZ, US
    Gehenna
  • 18/04, Palladium - Worcester, MA, US
    Vital Remains
  • 19/04, The Hi-Fi - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Napalm Death
  • 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, Metallsvenskan/brickebackens Ip - Örebro, Sweden
    At the Gates
  • 01/05, Analog Cafe & DRD Records Little Theater - Portland, OR, US
    Thorns
  • 01/05, Unknown venue - Manchester, UK
    Doom
  • 02/05, Pumpehuset - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Keep of Kalessin
  • 03/05, Baroeg - Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Gehenna
  • 04/05, Goldgrube - Kassel, Germany
    Keep of Kalessin
  • 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, Electric Ballroom, The Underworld & The Black Heart - London, UK
    Aura Noir
  • 09/05, Electric Ballroom, The Underworld & The Black Heart - London, UK
    Keep of Kalessin
  • 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
    Bloodbath
  • 21/05, Unknown venue - Baltimore, MD, US
    Napalm Death
  • 21/05, Unknown venue - Baltimore, MD, US
    Aura Noir
  • 22/05, Le Secret Place - Montpellier, France
    Keep of Kalessin
  • 22/05, Rail Club - Fort Worth, TX, US
    Napalm Death
  • 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, Lobusch "no Pasaran" - Hamburg, Germany
    Doom
  • 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

June 2015

  • 03/06, Unknown venue - Sölvesborg, Sweden
    Opeth
  • 03/06, Unknown venue - Sölvesborg, Sweden
    Bloodbath
  • 04/06, Unknown venue - Vienna, Austria
    Opeth
  • 06/06, Unknown venue - Bangalore, India
    Napalm Death
  • 11/06, Cotroceni Stadium - Bucharest, Romania
    Bloodbath
  • 16/06, Rock in Roma - Ippodromo Delle Capannelle - Rome, Italy
    At the Gates
  • 17/06, Yonge-Dundas Square - Toronto, ON, Canada
    Pentagram
  • 18/06, Refshaleøen - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Bloodbath
  • 18/06, Refshaleøen - Copenhagen, Denmark
    At the Gates
  • 18/06, Unknown venue - Halden, Norway
    Opeth
  • 19/06, Val De Moine - Clisson, France
    Mayhem
  • 19/06, Val De Moine - Clisson, France
    At the Gates
  • 19/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 19/06, Val De Moine - Clisson, France
    Bloodbath
  • 19/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    My Dying Bride
  • 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, Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY, US
    Taake
  • 26/06, Unknown venue - Helsinki, Finland
    Bloodbath
  • 27/06, Unknown venue - Roskilde, Denmark
    Enslaved