CARACH ANGREN Reissue First Two Albums

The re-issues of Lammendam and Death Came Through A Phantom Ship will be available on CD, limited-edition double LP, and colored vinyl gatefold LPs. Lammendam will feature three bonus tracks taken from the long sold out Ethereal Veiled Existence EP (2005). All formats can be pre-ordered on Season of Mist’s e-shop.

CARACH ANGREN recently announced their first Japanese tour. The band will join MARDUK on the Serpent Sermon Tour in September. Additionally, the band announced a string of European festival shows, including performances at Summer Breeze, Rockstadt Extremefest, and more.

CARACH ANGREN are touring in support of their last record, Where The Corpses Sink Forever (June 2012). The album is available as CD and CD + t-shirt bundle on the Season of Mist E-shop. The album can be streamed in it’s entirety here.

Updated CARACH ANGREN news and tour information will be made available at the Season of Mist website and at the CARACH ANGREN website and Facebook page.

ATHEIST Reissue Classic Albums on Vinyl

Technical death metal legends ATHEIST will see vinyl re-releases of  their three critically-acclaimed albums. Bonafied classics Piece of  Time (1989), Unquestionable Presence (1991) and Elements (1993) are slated for a North American release on June 11 via Season of Mist. The new editions are remastered on colored vinyl and limted to 500 copies per title worldwide.

ATHEIST (Kelly Shaefer – vocals, Steve Flynn – drums, Tony Choy – bass, Christoper Martin – guitar, Jason Holloway – guitar) are currently writing for a new full-length and follow-up to 2010’s critically-acclaimed Jupiter album. Listen to the stream on their official Bandcamp page.

Updated ATHEIST news and information available at the Season of Mist website and the official ATHEIST Facebook page.

MAGNUS RISING Studio Footage, Live Dates

Whatever It Takes is the title of new, hard-hitting album from Canadian heavy-metallers, MAGNUS RISING. Check out the official album teaser with some great studio and live footage here:

In other news, MAGNUS RISING can now announce that they will be performing at a festival in Canada this August with headliners 3 Inches of Blood. More details soon. Also, the band is finishing up on their new music video for the The Drill.

Whatever It Takes is about making music on the band’s terms and defying the odds. MAGNUS RISING have soared, trekking back and forth across the country, always working to rock bigger crowds in more bad-ass venues. In their western home, they’ve opened for metal powerhouses Iced Earth, Forbidden and Raven – bands who have showed them that time is irrelevant. Their dedication has paid off in droves building a sound all their own. Layered with emotion, feeling and aggression, MAGNUS RISING is reminiscent of a passionate punch in the jaw.

For more information, please visit these websites:  @MagnusRising, @MagnusMatty, @hawknusrising

To order music by MAGNUS RISING, please visit:

Wacken Metal Battle Canada Winners | Facebook | Twitter | Youtube

Toronto Semi-Final: Crimson Shadows

Montreal Qualifying: Hollow

Wacken Metal Battle Canada is proud to announce that Hollow (Montreal qualifying) and Crimson Shadows (Toronto semi-final) advanced from their battling rounds. Hollow will perform at next week’s Montreal semi-final on June 7 at Katacombes with Dissension, Trainwreck Architect, Fallstaf, & Crosstitution, where two bands will move on to join Crimson Shadows at the national final in Toronto on June 22 at the Opera House.

The final will see two Toronto semi-finalists and two Montreal semi-finalists along with a wild card band compete for one to rule them all at Wacken 2013 this summer.

The next semi-final in Toronto will be on June 7 at the Rivoli along with the Montreal semi-final on June 7 at Katacombes. All bands will be judged by a panel of local music industry representatives.

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In additional news, Toronto’s skrap metal innovators FINAL TRIGGER have been announced as the special guest band to perform at this year’s Wacken Metal Battle Canada final. They returned from their USA tour with Mushroomhead and will be releasing their new album Skrap Metal Vol. II on Boonsdale Records on July 9. Their first single/music video Face It can be heard and seen below.


The world’s most prestigious metal festivalWacken Open Air, known for its elite line up of the globe’s best metal bands is bringing the largest metal contest on the planet Wacken Metal Battle to Canada. Recruiting 39 independent Canadian bands after hundreds of submissions to compete, Wacken Metal Battle Canada will select one true champion to represent the nation with highest honour at this summer’s 2013 edition of Wacken Open Air Festival in Wacken, Germany.

Being held in Toronto, ON and Montreal, QC during the months of May and June, Canadian metal bands from across the country will challenge one another to join a list of Canadian heavyweights such as Voivod, Exciter, Razor, Annihilator, Anvil, Kataklysm, Cryptopsy, 3 Inches of Bloods, Despised Icon and Danko Jones who have performed at the festival in years past.

A free download compilation of competing bands is available at the following link Wacken Metal Battle Canada Compilation Vol. 1 –

For more info on Metal Battle Canada, please visit these links:

Official Website:


Twitter: @MetalBattleCAN


Semi-Final – Montreal

Friday, June 7 – Katacombes – Montreal, QC*

Dissension, Trainwreck Architect, Fallstaf, Crosstitution, Hollow


Semi-Final – Toronto

Friday, June 7 – Rivoli – Toronto, ON

Warmachine, Spewgore, Vesperia, Panzerfaust, Slyde

Final – Wacken Metal Battle Canada

Saturday, June 22 – Opera House, Toronto, ON

w/ Crimson Shadows, TBA Toronto semi-finalist, TBA two Montreal semi-finalists, wild card band

Battle Round Winners

Toronto Semi-Final Round 1:

Crimson Shadows Website:  Video:

Montreal Qualifying Round 4:

Toronto Qualifying Round 5:

Panzerfaust Website:  Video:

Slyde Website:  Video:

Toronto Qualifying Round 4:

Vesperia Website:  Video:

Spewgore Website:  Video:

Montreal Qualifying Round 3:

Crosstitution Website:  Video:

Toronto Qualifying Round 3:

Warmachine Website:  Video:

The Unborn Dead Website:

Montreal Qualifying Round 2:

Trainwreck Architect Website:  Video:

Fallstaf Website:  Video:

Montreal Qualifying Round 1: 

Dissension Website:  Video:

Toronto Qualifying Round 2:  

Adrenechrome Website:  Video:

Crimson Shadows Website:  Video:

Toronto Qualifying Round 1:

Fragile Existence Website:  Video:

Eclipse Eternal Website:  Video: