EREB ALTOR To Release New Album in North America

Ereb Altor have announced that they will be releasing their latest album, “Fire Meets Ice,” in North America on October 15th on Metal Blade Records. The album was previously released via Cyclone Empire on July 26th throughout Europe. The Swedish trio, known for their melodic Viking metal mixed with elements of Bathory, Candlemass, etc; have previously released three full-length albums – “By Honour” in 2008, “The End” in 2010, and “Gastrike” in 2012. With “Fire Meets Ice,” it remains evident that Ereb Altor’s strength lies with their ability to meld black metal with the melodic tendencies with which fans would most associate the “viking” metal label. Fans can hear for themselves with the lyric video for “Nifleheim” at metalblade.com/erebaltor.

About “Fire Meets Ice“:
In 2012, it was time for a change of direction and pace. Viking Black Metal in the vein of early Bathory. Ragnar and Mats turn to a more aggressive musical direction when composing for Ereb Altor. On the album “Gastrike”, the Swedes present the listeners with a matured sound, but at the same time with a higher level of brutality and aggressiveness than on the highly acclaimed predecessor “The End”. Therefore, Ereb Altor’s sound also became closely tied to the legendary early works of Bathory. The epic hymns were enriched with a good portion of black metal elements, comprising of furious blast beats, thundering double-bass and aggressive vocal parts. “Gastrike” was a concept album and told tales, myths and ghost stories quite dark and the change of sound was necessary to reflect the lyrics in the right way.

However, the Swedes have not forgotten their traditional elements. Hypnotic melodies and sweeping parts will be present again on the new Opus “Fire Meets Ice” that will see the light of day the summer of 2013. On this new album which will be unleashed by Cyclone Empire in Europe and Metal Blade Records in North America Ereb Altor will summon the Norse Gods again and take the best parts from each sound of Ereb Altor’s history to create a varied masterpiece.

Ereb Altor:
Ragnar – Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Mats – Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keys
Tord – Drums

http://www.erebaltor.com
http://www.facebook.com/ErebAltorOfficial
http://www.metalblade.com/erebaltor

 

PEST Premiere Second Single From New Album

Sweden’s metallers PEST premiered the second song off their forthcoming The Crowning Horror album. The release will hit the shops in two weeks (June 18) in Europe and 9 of July in North America via Agonia Records. The second unveiled track entitled Face Obscured By Death can be streamed now via Decibel Magazine and request any song from the album on The Welding Room now!

http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/streaming-pest-faced-obscured-by-death/

The first revealed song can be streamed at this location: https://soundcloud.com/agoniarecords/pest-volcanic-eyes
Thrilled to return after a five-year break, PEST is once again back on its own turns, exposing a characteristic brand of old-school black metal to passion and mixing melodic yet haunted guitar licks with speed, rawness and chaos. The Crowning Horror was mixed by Fred Estby (Dismemebr/Carnage/Necronaut) at Gutterview Recorders and mastered by Andy Jackson (Pink Floyd’s engineer, Grammy nominee) at Tube Mastering, UK.

The Crowning Horror will be available on a noble 8 panel digi-pack CD, digitally and on vinyl (first 100 copies on a solid, purple wax vinyl). The album is preceded by a 7″ EP titled Black Oath c/w Morbid Revelations released on April 16 worldwide.

PEST is strongly recommended for fans of Bathory, Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Nifelheim, Darkthrone, Aura Noir, older Deströyer 666 and similar.

The band commented:

After years of silence a new wave of black death will finally strike the world. The plague is upon us. Bring the darkness!

Tracklist:

1. The Funeral Hours

2. A Face Obscured By Death * streaming on-line now!

3. Volcanic Eyes * streaming on-line now!

4. Devil’s Mark

5. Holocaust

6. The Abomination of the God

7. Thirteen Chimes

8. Demon

9. The Crowning Horror

10. Eternal Curse

More on PEST: www.pest.se

Sweden’s ELDKRAFT Sign To Poison Tongue

Sweden‘s ELDKRAFT is a musical constellation whose primary foundation rests on epic metal while drawing experimental influences from ancestral musical traditions of the North and spiritual guidance of its hermetic crafts. Shaman, the debut album, is a psychedelic trip gazed upon through contemporary elements, circumnavigating journeys of knowledge, growth and the ecstasy of the soul.

Debut album Shaman available via Poison Tongue/Metal Blade in May of 2013. First single and artwork available online here

Comments Poison Tongue founder/PRIMORDIAL singer A.A. Nemtheanga on his latest signing:

“I was turned on to Eldkraft by Mortuus from Marduk and instantly recognized even its raw demo form here was something genuine, and it had the potential to be a massive pagan metal album. Not the cartoon stuff but the real deal, immersed in ancient shamanism and traditions with the spirit of Bathory somewhere deep in its bones…Eldkraft!”

Their first single, Gammal Krigare, as well as album art and pre-order bundles are available now at metalblade.com/eldkraft.

ELDKRAFT’s debut album, Shaman, will be released May 24 in Europe via Metal Blade Records on CD and LP and on CD on May 28 in North America.

2011 was the year when J. Sandin and H. Karlsson chose to embark on a different path, having reached the end of the line with previous projects and bands. After hearing demo recordings, Poison Tongue saw the potential of ELDKRAFT and expressed immediate interest.

With a record deal firmly in place, ELDKRAFT immortalized ten songs for their debut album in their own studio Epidemic, while N. Fjellstrom recorded the drums in studio Necromorbus. Mixing and mastering was completed under the watchful eye of Magnus Devo Andersson of Endarker Studio Sweden.

Shaman tracklisting:
1. Gammal Krigare
2. Undrets Tid
3. Fate’s Door
4. Moder Liv Till Grav
5. Ursprungskallan
6. Patterns
7. Granslos Grans
8. Grey Man
9. I Dodens Famn
10. Rimthurs

ELDKRAFT:
J.Sandin – all vocals & keys
H. Carlsson – all guitars & bass
N. Fjellstrom – drums

http://www.facebook.com/Eldkraftband
http://www.metalblade.com/eldkraft

 

AEON: Full Album Streaming

Aeon – Aeons Black (Metal Blade Records)

In celebration of the AEON release Aeons Black, due this Tuesday, Terrorizer Magazine is currently streaming the album in its entirety.

Hear the carnage at terrorizer.com

 “It’s all here: the anti-christian rhetoric, the barking/snarling vocals and the barrage of machine-gun blasts

– Olivier ‘Zoltar’ Badin (Terrorizer magazine)

one of the best death metal albums of 2012”  – Revolver Magazine

punishing, blood-curdling, Christ-baiting death metal” – All Music

Aeons Black is set for release in North America on November 20, 2012 through Metal Blade Records. Aeons Black was recorded at Empire Studio in Östersund, Sweden, engineered, mixed and mastered by Ronnie Björnström at Garageland Studios and features striking cover art by Kristian “Necrolord” Wåhlin (Bathory, At The Gates, Dissection, Emperor).

Check out in-studio video footage and pre-order info at metalblade.com/aeon.

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