IMPERIUM DEKADENZ Reveal Album Details

Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Black metal masters IMPERIUM DEKADENZ revealed the cover art for their forthcoming album, titled Meadows of Nostalgia.

IMPERIUM DEKADENZ rises from Germany‘s Black Forest and delivers unto us the epic new album. A black metal album in the classic sense; a desolate, morose journey from start-to-finish that transports the listener out into another place and time. Haunting, melodic guitars and passages of melancholy and despair build each song to new heights as IMPERIUM DEKADENZ craft black metal fused with nods to the old school into a sound they can call their own.

About the cover, the band said,

“A traveling salesman, marked by a hard life, wanders lost in his thoughts over the high passes of the Black Forest. Despite all, he follows his path without hesitation through harsh landscapes and yet the mountains stand proudly and the epic scenery might even be called romantic. This cover reflects all the emotions, impressions and facets of Imperium Dekadenz. It is an imperial Black Forest symphony!” 

Meadows of Nostalgia will be available in CD format, and a deluxe double LP that is limited to 250 copies worldwide on March 19 in North America

IMPERIUM DEKADENZ is available for interviews upon request. To speak with the band, please contact Enrique Sagarnaga via email or telephone (215-625-8400). IMPERIUM DEKADENZ news and updates will be made available through the Season of Mist website, and the IMPERIUM DEKADENZ website and Facebook page.

 

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ANCIENT VVISDOM To Support ROYAL THUNDER

 

Acoustic dark rockers ANCIENT VVISDOM confirmed a two-week tour alongside Royal Thunder, directly following their trek with Enslaved on the Winter Rite tour.

ANCIENT VVISDOM will also perform acoustically at select record stores along the tour trail.

The new album Deathlike, scheduled for release on Feb. 5, is currently available for pre-order on CD or LP HERE. The album, a follow-up to their 2011 critically acclaimed debut A Godlike Inferno, was once again mixed and mastered by engineer/co-producer Jason Buntz (Jet, The Darkness, …Trail Of Dead), along with partner and Enormous Door founder Jack Control whilst being recorded at Diamond Factory Studios in Austin, TX. The title track is available digitally on iTunes and Amazon MP3.

ANCIENT VVISDOM last toured the U.S. alongside Ghost and have also played shows with Swans, Wino and Scott Kelly in addition to appearing at SXSW, where they performed alongside EyeHateGod and Pentagram. The band has also played such prominent overseas festivals as Roadburn and Inferno and has even performed live on BBC Radio 1.

ANCIENT VVISDOM live:
1/30        Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts #
1/31        Baltimore, MD – Ottobar #
2/1          Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre #
2/2          Detroit, MI –  The Magic Stick #
2/3          Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club #
2/4          Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights #
2/6          Littleton, CO – Angelo’s CD’s (5 p.m. acoustic in-store performance)
2/6          Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre #
2/8          Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour #
2/9          San Francisco, CA – Slim’s #
2/10        Portland, OR – Music Millennium (4 p.m. acoustic in-store performance)
2/10        Portland, OR – Branx #
2/11        Seattle, WA – Silver Platters (5 p.m. acoustic in-store performance)
2/11        Seattle, WA – Highline Bar #
2/12        Vancouver, BC – Scrape Records (5:30 p.m. acoustic in-store performance)
2/12        Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret #
2/14        Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop #
2/15        Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub #
2/16        Regina, SK – The Exchange #
2/17        Winnipeg, MB – The Osborne Village Inn #
2/19        Toronto, ON – The Opera House #
2/20        Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques #
2/21        Boston, MA – The Sinclair #
2/22        New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom #
2/23        New Haven,CT – Cafe Nine *
2/25        Burlington, VT – Nectars *
2/26        Providence, RI – Firehouse 13 *
2/27        Harrisburg, PA – Fed Live *
3/1          Columbus, OH – Kobo Live *
3/2          Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class *
3/3          Newport, KY – Southgate House Revival *
3/4          Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme *
3/6          Madison, WI – Frequency *
3/8          Dekalb, IL – House Cafe *
# with Enslaved, Pallbearer, Royal Thunder
* with Royal Thunder

 

ROTTEN SOUND Streaming EP

Finnish grindcore maniacs ROTTEN SOUND are currently streaming their six song EP Species At War at this location.

The self-recorded EP, mixed/mastered by drummer Sami Latva at Latva Studios, will be released January 22 via Relapse Records in North America on CD/LP/Digital. Pre-orders are available at this location.

Check out the Salvation lyric video here.

Additionally, the band announced tour dates in Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand including an appearance at the first ever Australian Obscene Extreme Festival. Plus, select shows with CATTLE DECAPITATION and label-mates ULCERATE.

Jan 18        Vasa, Finland         Leipätehdas w/ Unkind

Jan 19        Hameenlinna, Finland Suisto w/ Unkind & The Reality Show

Jan 23        Tampere, Finland    Klubi w/ Victims & Speedtrap

Jan 24        Turku, Finland        Klubi w/ Victims & Speedtrap
Jan 25        Kouvola, Finland     House of Rock w/ Victims & Speedtrap
Jan 26        Helsinki, Finland      Virgin Oil Co. w/ Victims & Speedtrap
Feb 01        Joensuu, Finland    Kerubi w/ Speedtrap
Feb 02        Jyväskylä, Finland   Lutakko
Feb 08        Sotkamo, Finland   Syke  w/ Speedtrap
Feb 09        Oulu, Finland         Nuclear Nightclub w/ Speedtrap

Feb 22        Sankt Hanshaugen, Norway    John Dee w/ MARTYRDOD & ENABLER
Feb 23        Gothenburg, Sweden      Showdown w/ MARTYRDOD & ENABLER
Feb 24        Stockholm, Sweden        Bergsunds Strand 43 w/ MARTYRDOD & ENABLER
Feb 25        Copenhagen, Denmark    Pumpehuset w/ MARTYRDOD & ENABLER
Feb 26        Hamburg, Germany         Hafenklang w/ MARTYRDOD & ENABLER
Feb 27        Leeuwarden, Netherlands Gloppe w/ MARTYRDOD & ENABLER
Feb 28        London, United Kingdom  Underworld w/ MARTYRDOD & ENABLER
Mar 01        Dublin, Ireland                 The Pint w/ MARTYRDOD & ENABLER
Mar 02        Leeds, United Kingdom     The Library Pub w/ MARTYRDOD & ENABLER
Mar 03        Brussels, Belgium             Magasin 4 w/ MARTYRDOD & ENABLER
Mar 04        Frankfurt Am Main, Germany  Elfer w/ MARTYRDOD & ENABLER
Mar 05        Nova Gorica, Slovenia        Mostovna w/ MARTYRDOD & ENABLER
Mar 06        Munchen, Germany           Feierwerk w/ MARTYRDOD & ENABLER
Mar 07        Berlin, Germany                Bi Nuu w/ MARTYRDOD & ENABLER
Mar 08        Warsaw, Poland                Progresja w/ MARTYRDOD & ENABLER
Mar 09        Bischofswerda, Germany   East Club w/ MARTYRDOD & ENABLER
Apr 4          Bangkok (THA)     w/ Cattle Decapitation
Apr 5          Ho Chi Mihn (VIE)  Darts Darts Darts Club
Apr 6         Jakarta (IND)        OEF Asia
Apr 7          Bali (IND)        Katulebo moshpit area
Apr 9          Sydney (AUS)       Bald Faced Stag
Apr 11        Auckland (NZ)     w/ Rising Sun & Ulcerate
Apr 12        Wellington (NZ)   w/ Bodega & Ulcerate
Apr 13        Melbourne (AUS)  OEF  The Tote and Bendigo Hotel Australia
Apr 14        Perth (AUS)        Amplifire
May 24        Baltimore, MD     Maryland Deathfest

 

More CLUTCH Live Dates!

The Earth Rocker world tour is in full swing. The Current UK/European tour will have Hark as the support from London through CopenhagenTombstone will support in Oslo, Norway and Badge and Troubled Horse will support in Stockholm.

CLUTCH also announced the first leg of the Earth Rocker North American tour, beginning March 8 in Cincinnati, OH and runs through April 20 in Baltimore, MD. Support on the tour comes from Orange GoblinLionize and Kyng.

The shows from March 8 through March 24 are on sale now. Newly announced dates go on sale for fan club members Tuesday, January 22 HERE. Tickets go on sale for the general public on Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26.

CLUTCH will appear at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) festival. Exact info on show times and locations will be released soon. Make sure to stay tuned to http://pro-rock.com for the latest info.

Furthermore, WEATHERMAKER MUSIC confirmed March 19, 2013 as the worldwide Earth Rocker CD/Vinyl release date. Visit http://www.clutchmerch.com to pre-order the new record now. Special bundles packages available.

The first single and title track can streamed exclusively HERE. Fans can keep up on the progress of the album by visiting the new website www.earthrocker.com. The website is a hub to all things Earth Rocker featuring frequent updates including photo, videos from the studio, song title announcements and samples of new songs.

Earth Rocker European Tour

1/21: Press Day in London, UK

1/22: London, UK @ Koko – SOLD OUT!

1/23: Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg – Tickets

1/24: Press Day in Paris, FR

1/25: Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie – SOLD OUT!

1/26: Stuttgart, GER @ Universum – SOLD OUT!

1/27: Munchen, GER @ Backstage Club – SOLD OUT!

1/28: Press Day in Berlin, GER

1/29: Berlin, GER @ Lido – SOLD OUT!

1/30: Press Day in Cologne, GER

1/31: Cologne, GER @ Luxor – SOLD OUT!

2/1: Brussels, BE @ VK – Tickets

2/2: Hamburg, GER @ Logo – SOLD OUT!

2/3: Copenhagen, DK @ Amager Bio – Tickets

2/4: Press Day in Oslo, NO

2/5: Oslo, NO @ Parkteateret – SOLD OUT!

2/6: Press Day in Stockholm, SWE

2/7: Stockholm, SWE @ Tyrol – Tickets

 

Earth Rocker North American Tour

3/8: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s – Tickets

3/9: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works – Tickets

3/10: Sauget, IL @ Pop’s – Tickets

3/11: Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom – Tickets

3/12: Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom – Tickets

3/14: Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom – Tickets

3/15: Austin, TX @ SXSW

3/16: Austin, TX @ SXSW

3/18: Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep – Tickets

3/19: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot – Tickets

3/21: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues – Tickets

3/22: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee – Tickets

3/23: Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Café Las Vegas Strip – Tickets

3/24: Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues – Tickets

3/26: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

3/27: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory

3/29: Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market

3/30: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

3/31: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House

4/1: Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theater

4/2: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House

4/3: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

4/5: Calgary, AB @ Flames Central

4/6: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre

4/7: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall

4/9: Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre

4/10: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

4/11: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s

4/12: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

4/13: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room

4/15: Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater

4/16: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place

4/18: Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy

4/19: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE – Indoor

4/20: Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live

 

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For More Info Visit:

http://www.earthrocker.com

http://www.pro-rock.com

http://weathermakermusic.com/

http://www.clutchmerch.com

VERA CRUZ Stream Album

Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

French hardcore outfit VERA CRUZ are streaming SKINANDTEETHANDNAILS in it’s entirety here.

The band‘s Season of Mist debut, featuring eleven tracks of pulse pounding, relentless hardcore and metal will be out in North America on January 22.

VERA CRUZ live! Photo: Arianna Carotta (ARIANNACORATTA.COM)

VERA CRUZ embraces the fine art of serious ass kicking with their debut album SKINANDTEETHANDNAILS. Balancing melodic hardcore with rock influences, VERA CRUZ display astonishing mastery for such a young band. The album captures the explosive energy that the band unleashes during their live shows.

On the album, the band states:

“There’s an overall theme about this album and the way it has been thought and composed. There’s a sort of Holy Grail we always try to reach in every song but like the latter, whatever is Holy doesn’t lie in front of your eyes for everyone to see, but is rather a kind of quest to find it. We would like people to be able to find what they’ve been seeking with our music. It’s for everyone to decipher it and find what’s under the surface.”

SKINANDTEETHANDNAILS will be available on CD-Digipak and digitally.

 

 

JUNIUS Headline Tour Dates

Post-metal quartet JUNIUS recently completed an extensive European tour alongside Katatonia and Alcest.

 

Plus, they revealed a string of headlining dates following their recently announced tour supporting Caspian. Starting March 6 in San Francisco, the band will be supported by Los Angeles rockers Silver Snakes on a jaunt that will lead them to Austin, Texas for the prestigious South By Southwest Festival. The group will also headline two shows prior to their tour with Caspian, including a Valentine’s Day performance in Brooklyn, NY.

Reports From The Threshold Of Death, the band’s PROSTHETIC debut, was described by Decibel as “the music that many Radiohead fans wished Thom Yorke wrote after The Bends, while AP praised its “musical innovation and expansive concepts.”

The group has supported the release by touring with artists such as Enslaved, O’Brother and label mates Wolves Like Us. A second pressing of the album’s vinyl edition (available on orange marble or blue marble variants) is currently up for grabs HERE.

 

MUTILATION RITES Announce Tour Date, New Website

(Brooklyn, NY) – Self-proclaimed “filthy black metallers” MUTILATION RITES will blast eardrums throughout the U.S. on an upcoming tour with recent Relapse signees Inter Arma. The tour will feature Will Lindsay (Indian, Anatomy of Habit, ex-Nachtmystium) filling in on bass for Ryan Jones, who had previous spring touring commitments with Today Is The Day. This will be the group’s first tour since joining labelmates Skeletonwitch for the second half of the extensive U.S. Abomination tour in the fall.

MUTILATION RITES’ Prosthetic debut Empyrean was perhaps the label’s most critically lauded release of 2012, with inclusions in year-end/best-of lists from Decibel, Pitchfork, Stereogum and more. The album, described as “a harrowing descent into the bleakest that black metal has to offer” by About.com, was produced by Kevin Bernstein (TRIAC) and is currently available on CD or 180-gram black vinyl (the latter courtesy of Gilead Media) via the PROSTHETIC webstore. In addition, Empyrean is currently on sale for $5 through Amazon MP3.