KRAMPUS Release New Song Sampler

Italy‘s folk metal heroes KRAMPUS have posted a video interview with lead singer Filippo Gianotti. Fil answers some of the questions fans have sent in since the release of KRAMPUS’ new single “Paralysis”, which has received broad reactions and caused quite a bit of controversy among fans of both the band and the genre. Also included is a sneak peek of KRAMPUS’ upcoming second new song, which will again be free to download and share for everyone.

The band comments:

“You ask, we answer! Here’s a video interview with Fil, replying to some of the questions you’ve asked since the release of our new track “Paralysis”. Better still – enjoy a sneak peek of our next free song “Butterflies On Fire” at the end!” http://youtu.be/jpD5QGGCPiI

KRAMPUS released a new track back in September. The song, along with almost a full album’s worth of material, was written mere months after the release of the band’s first full length album in 2012. Produced by Tommy Vetterli (Eluveitie, Coroner), “Paralysis”  breaks with the band’s musical past as well as genre conventions, while taking the combination of authentic folk instrumentation with modern metal a bold step further.

Listen to and download ‘Paralysis’ for free here: http://snd.sc/1g8Vmu3

Lyric Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd7nCxmt1xQ

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Final List of FORGOTTEN TOMB European Tour Dates

Rock influenced black/doom metal masters FORGOTTEN TOMB kicked off their headlining European tour on April 24th at United Club in Torino (Italy). They will play cities across ItalySwitzerlandFranceSpainPortugalUKBelgiumHollandGermany and Austria. The final list of confirmed dates are below.

During the event FORGOTTEN TOMB will celebrate a significant occasion as well as promote the latest album And Don’t Deliver Us From Evil – where they finally “hit their groove” according to Pitchfork. To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Springtime Depression, select shows will feature a special set where the band perform the album in its entirety. Springtime Depression was reissued and remastered, available now on Digipack and Vinyl on Agonia Records.

Shows include:
4/25 ITALY – BRESSO (MI) / BLUE ROSE SALOON
4/26 SWITZERLAND – ZURICH / WERK 21 – Springtime Depression Special Set
4/27 FRANCE – MONTBELIARD / ATELIER DES MOLES – Springtime Depression Special Set
4/28 FRANCE – BRESSUIRE / SALLE EMERAUDE
4/29 SPAIN – IRUN / SALA TUNK
4/30 PORTUGAL – BENAVENTE / SIDE B
5/01 SPAIN – MADRID / SALA EXCALIBUR – Springtime Depression Special Set
5/02 SPAIN – BARCELONA / BE GOOD
5/03 SPAIN – ZARAGOZA / UTOPÍA
5/04 FRANCE – TOLOUSE / LE SAINT DES SEINS
5/05 FRANCE – PARIS / GLAZART – Springtime Depression Special Set
5/06 UK – LONDON / GARAGE UPSTAIRS
5/07 UK – NEWCASTLE / TRILLIANS BAR
5/08 BELGIUM – MECHELEN / KAMIKAZE
5/09 HOLLAND – ARNHEM / WILLEMEEN
5/10 GERMANY – OBERHAUSEN / HELVETE – Springtime Depression Special Set
5/11 GERMANY – ERFURT / FROM HELL – Springtime Depression Special Set
5/12 GERMANY or AUSTRIA – Tba (promoters please contact: promotion@agoniarecords.com)

Premiere track off And Don’t Deliver Us From Evil album can be streamed at this location: https://soundcloud.com/agoniarecords/forgotten-tomb-deprived

FORGOTTEN TOMB will be supported by Swedish doomsters ISOLE and epic metallers EREB ALTOR.

More on the band at this location: https://www.facebook.com/Official.Forgotten.Tomb

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FORGOTTEN TOMB European Tour This Month [FORGOTTEN TOMB ogłasza Europejską trasę]

Rock influenced black/doom metal masters FORGOTTEN TOMB are due to kick off a headlining European tour on April 24 (Wednesday) at United Club in Torino (Italy). The tour will play in cities across Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain, Portugal, UK, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Austria.

During the event FORGOTTEN TOMB will celebrate a significant occasion as well as promote its latest album; an album that according to Pitchfork finally “hit their groove”, And Don’t Deliver Us From Evil (out October 2012 on Agonia). The celebration in turn is connected with the 10 years anniversary of Springtime Depression – selected shows will feature a special set, on which this particular record will be performed in its entirety. Springtime Depression has been reissued and remastered on Digipack and Vinyl on Agonia Records.

Premiere track off And Don’t Deliver Us From Evil can be streamed at this location: https://soundcloud.com/agoniarecords/forgotten-tomb-deprived

FORGOTTEN TOMB will be supported by Swedish doomsters ISOLE and epic metallers EREB ALTOR.

Promoters interested in booking one of the remaining shows should get in touch at: doomedevents@gmail.com

Dates: 
04/24 ITALY – TORINO / UNITED CLUB *
04/25 ITALY – MILANO – TBC
04/26 SWITZERLAND – ZURICH, ALTE KASERNE **
04/27 FRANCE – TBC
04/28 FRANCE / SPAIN – TBC
04/29 SPAIN – TBC
04/30 PORTUGAL – BENAVENTE / SIDE B
05/01 SPAIN – MADRID / RITMO Y COMPAS *
05/02 SPAIN – BARCELONA / BE GOOD
05/03 SPAIN – ZARAGOZA / UTOPÍA
05/04 FRANCE – TOLOUSE / TBA
05/05 FRANCE – PARIS / GLAZART
05/06 UK – LONDON / GARAGE UPSTAIRS
05/07 UK – NEWCASTLE / THINK TANK
05/08 BELGIUM – MECHELEN / KAMIKAZE
05/09 HOLLAND – ARNHEM / TBA
05/10 GERMANY – OBERHAUSEN / HELVETE *
05/11 GERMANY – ERFURT / FROM HELL *
05/12 GERMANY /AUSTRIA / TBC

*Springtime Depression special set
** Springtime Depression special set, only Forgotten Tomb

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ISOLE: http://www.facebook.com/Isoleofficial
EREB ALTOR: http://www.facebook.com/ErebAltorOfficial

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THE FORESHADOWING Complete First Ever North American Tour

THE FORESHADOWING recently completed their first ever North American tour. The Voices from the Dark tour with Marduk and Moonspell wrapped up earlier this month. The band returned home to Italy to prepare for European shows. For those in North America that missed the show, limited quantities of left over merch can be found on-line at indiemerch.com/theforeshadowing. Additionally, a live bootleg from the Los Angeles show has been posted on-line. Watch Ground Zero HERE.

THE FORESHADOWING comments on the tour:

“Hails guys!
Just back from Voices from the Dark Tour, and despite it was hard working we must say we’re still excited and enthusiastic of having shared such unforgettable moments with great and respectful bands like Moonspell, Inquisition, Marduk and Death Wolf, but above all, we wanna thank all the fans, the old as well as the new ones, who showed us their love and support for our music!!!

We hope to come back really soon in the States and in Canada to give you some more doom vibes!!!
Doom on.”

The next confirmed gig for the band is the Romaobscura Festival with October Tide, Negura Bunget, and more. The fest is scheduled for May 5 in Rome, Italy.

Second World, THE FORESHADOWING’s most recent album, is available now at metalblade.com/theforeshadowing.

Second World is a fabulous example of what doom metal should be, and is the best pure doom release I’ve heard in several years.” BloodyGoodHorror.com

“what sets Second World apart from the throngs of imitators is masterful song construction that ultimately sinks the hooks in deep… a passion and melody of some magnificence… a shivering, dark beauty of sonorous bliss.” Outburn Magazine

“One of the finest quality doom acts around these days!” Anders Nyström, Katatonia

“A sprawling, emotionally devastating work!” Terrorizer Magazine

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THE FORESHADOWING First North American Tour

Swedish black metallers MARDUK and Portugal’s dark, gothic heavy hitters MOONSPELL will join forces for the “Voices From The Dark” North American co-headlining tour in February/March 2013. Support on the trek will come from Colombian/American black metal rising demons INQUISITION, Italy’s gothic melodic sensation THE FORESHADOWING, and Sweden’s dark rock/metal band DEATH WOLF (featuring MARDUK members).

States Alex from THE FORESHADOWING:

“It will be our first time in North America and we are very proud to hit the road with such great bands!!! Are you ready to be part of the Second World?”

THE FORESHADOWING’s most recent album, Second World, was released in North America on August 14, 2012. The album has been widely praised by fans and critics alike as one of the top doom releases of 2012. Listen to the single Ground Zero now at metalblade.com/theforeshadowing.

“At their best on their third apocalypse-themed LP, these Italian gloomsters weave intricate tapestries”  – Revolver Magazine

“A sprawling, emotionally devastating work!” – Terrorizer Magazine

“Second World is a fabulous example of what doom metal should be, and is the best pure doom release I’ve heard in several years” – BloodyGoodHorror.com

THE FORESHADOWING

02/20 Springfield, VA Empire
02/21 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
02/22 Worcester, MA The Palladium
02/23 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
02/24 Montreal, QC Club Soda
02/25 Toronto, ON Wreck Room
02/26 Millvale, PA Mr. Small’s Theatre
02/27 Chicago, IL Reggie’s
02/28 Saint Paul, MN Station 4
03/01 Winnipeg, MB Osborne Village Inn
03/02 Regina, SK The Exchange
03/03 Edmonton, AB Pawn Shop
03/04 Calgary, AB Dickens
03/05 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
03/06 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
03/07 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
03/08 Oakland, CA Oakland Opera House
03/09 Los Angeles, CA The Vex
03/10 Tempe, AZ 910 Live
03/12 Dallas, TX Tomcats West
03/13 San Antonio, TX Korova
03/15 Fort Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
03/16 Atlanta, GA Masquerade

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Prosthetic Records Sign NERO DI MARTE

PROSTHETIC RECORDS are proud to announce the signing of experimental metallers NERO DI MARTE.

Founded in Bologna, Italy in 2007, NERO DI MARTE will unveil their long-awaited self-titled release, a unique and experimental approach to structure, sound and atmosphere, in the spring of 2013. You can check out  a teaser video of the new album below:

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Vocalist/guitarist Sean Worrell commented,

“We are absolutely thrilled and honored to be working with Prosthetic Records, a label which has had and still has some of the most amazing bands out there. We are very thankful to them and can’t wait for you all to hear our album, the release of which is long overdue. We will hopefully see you on the road during 2013!”

Duncan Dinsdale, European label manager of PROSTHETIC RECORDS, added,

“It’s a rarity to discover such an exciting and forward-thinking new band that equally balances texture, heaviness, intelligence and perfect musicianship as Nero Di Marte does with ease. We’re very excited for you to hear the upcoming new album shortly.” 

Nero di Marte is the Italian name of a pigment, an iron oxide that produces a deep, dark, intense black that, when in contact with other colors, can permanently coat or noticeably transform them. Formerly known as Murder Therapy, the band signed to Dutch label Deity Down Records to release their debut Symmetry of Delirium in 2009, which showcased a very personal style of modern death metal. They have played numerous shows and festivals around Italy and Europe, including performances with major acts such as Cynic, Decapitated, The Ocean, Intronaut, Ulcerate, Svart Crown, Red Fang, Jucifer, The Secret and more. The group also performed at the prestigious Neurotic Deathfest in Tilburg (NL) with Carcass, Immolation, Six Feet Under, Napalm Death, Bolt Thrower and Origin among many others.

The band’s broadened approach to songwriting was already audible in the 2010 self-released EP Molochian, which marked a stylistical step forward towards more progressive and atmospheric compositions. The following year, the group entered the studio to work on their new album. It was recorded in roughly nine days at Regrexion Studios with Michele Trasforini and then mixed and mastered at Studio73 in Ravenna with producer Riccardo “Paso” Pasini (Ephel Duath, The Secret, Extrema, At the Soundawn).

During the summer of 2012 the band decided to change its name to Nero di Marte, the name their new album was originally given; they now have a few shows in Italy to finish up the year, including dates with Norway’s Virus and are planning to tour extensively in 2013 to promote the record.

 

VOICES FROM THE DARK Tour Additional Bands Unveiled

The Foreshadowing joins Marduk and Moonspell For Voices From The Dark North American Tour
Swedish black metallers MARDUK and Portugal‘s dark, gothic heavy hitters MOONSPELL will join forces for the Voices From The Dark North American co-headlining tour in February/March 2013. Support on the trek will come from Colombian/American black metal rising demons INQUISITION, Italy’s gothic melodic sensation THE FORESHADOWING, and Sweden’s dark rock/metal band DEATH WOLF (featuring MARDUK members).

States Alex from THE FORESHADOWING:

“It will be our first time in North America and we are very proud to hit the road with such great bands!!! Are you ready to be part of the Second World?”

The most recent album from THE FORESHADOWINGSecond World, was released in North America on August 14, 2012. The album has been widely praised by fans and critics alike as one of the top doom releases of 2012. Listen to the single Ground Zero, and order Second World now at metalblade.com/theforeshadowing.

“At their best on their third apocalypse-themed LP, these Italian gloomsters weave intricate tapestries” – Revolver Magazine

“A sprawling, emotionally devastating work” – Terrorizer Magazine

“Second World is a fabulous example of what doom metal should be, and is the best pure doom release I’ve heard in several years” – BloodyGoodHorror.com

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