MISERY INDEX Premiere New Video

Baltimore, Maryland’s death metal extremists MISERY INDEX have premiered a video for “The Calling”. The video is streaming now here. “The Calling” video was assembled by director David Hall at Handshake Inc. (RWAKE, GRIDLINK, DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT, and more)

“The Calling” was taken from the band’s brand new album, ‘The Killing Gods’. ‘The Killing Gods’ is streaming now here. ‘The Killing Gods’ is available as a CD, Limited Edition CD Digibox, limited edition cassette, and on various LP formats here.

‘The Killing Gods’, the band’s fifth full-length was recorded at Visceral Sound Studios with Scott Hull (PIG DESTROYER, AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED, BLACK TUSK, BRUTAL TRUTH) and Wright Way recording with long-time engineer Steve Wright (DYING FETUS, MARS VOLTA, SOILWORK).

Having cemented a reputation as one of the most formidable live bands in death metal, MISERY INDEX (Jason Netherton – bass guitar, vocals, Mark Kloeppel – guitar, vocals, Adam Jarvis – drums, Darin Morris – guitar) have toured the world over numerous times on the backs of four critically-acclaimed albums. The Baltimore-based quartet has leveled venues in over 40 countries, over 1000+ live shows. With albums showcasing a disgust for everyday life and the ills of modern society, MISERY INDEX will continue to push their crushing take on pummeling death grind with the release of ‘The Killing Gods’.

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Season of Mist

VULTURE INDUSTRIES Stream New Album

Dynamic, progressive dark-rock outfit VULTURE INDUSTRIES are streaming their brand new record, the first album for Season of MistThe Tower in its entirety at Revolver Magazine.

VULTURE INDUSTRIES’ The Tower was released on September 30. It was recorded at the Conclave & Earshot Studios in Bergen, Norway, mixed by Herbrand Larsen (ENSLAVED) and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (OPETH, KATATONIA, DEVIN TOWNSEND, IHSAHN, ENSLAVED). The cover art and track listing can be found below.

Track listing:
1. The Tower
2. Divine – Appalling
3. The Hound
4. Blood On The Trail
5. The Dead Won’t Mind
6. A Knife Between Us
7. The Pulse of Bliss
8. Sleepwalkers
9. Lost Among Liars

Through their charismatic musicianship, VULTURE INDUSTRIES quickly earned the reputation of a formidable live act, characterized by the fusion of technical prowess with eccentric, manic performances by front-man Bjørnar Erevik Nilsen.

The Tower is available as a CD, LP & here. The limited first pressings of the The Tower will include a limited bonus track.

The band previously released a video for the track “Lost Among Liars” here.

Following the launch of the The Tower, VULTURE INDUSTRIES will commence a new live theater project with the Happy Gorilla Dance Company. The project, titled “Turning Golem” will combine a unique take on theatrical performance, combined with music from The Tower. Turning Golem will be staged on three separate dates: August 17 at the Dark Bombastic Evening in Transylvania, Romania, October 25 at the Garage in Bergen, Norway on and October 26 at Phantoms of Pilsen Festival in the Czech Republic. Turning Golem will feature five tracks from The Tower during the show. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

Season of Mist website

VULTURE INDUSTRIES website and Facebook

VULTURE INDUSTRIES – Lost Among Liars

“Vulture Industries come across as complete oddballs. They are the mad hatter’s tea party irregulars with an Alice In Wonderland surrealist brand of dark metal cabaret” – Terrorizer Magazine

Tour Dates:
9/24: Gdansk, Poland @ TBC
9/25: Warsaw, Poland @ Progresja
9/26: Kracow, Poland @ Kwadrat
9/27: Rostock, Germany @ Alte Zuckerfabrik
9/28: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Beta
10/25: Bergen, NO @ Garage – Theater Collaboration with HGDC
10/26 Pilsen, CZ @ Phantoms of Pilsen – Theater Collaboration with HGDC

NECROPHOBIC Release New Track

Cult Swedish death/black metal powerhouse NECROPHOBIC have released the second track from their forthcoming new album, Womb of Lilithu. The new track, titled “Furfur” is available in the form of a lyric video through Metal UndergroundWomb of Lilithu is slated for release via Season of Mist on October 29 in North America (October 25 worldwide). The artwork and track list can be found below.

NECROPHOBIC recently released the first track from their forthcoming album. This track, titled “Splendour Nigri Solis” is available through Spotify and Bandcamp.

Track list:
1. Womb of Lilithu
2. Splendour Nigri Solis
3. Astaroth
4. Furfur
5. Black Night Raven
6. The Necromancer
7. Marquis Phenex
8. Asmodee
9. Marchosias
10. Matanbuchus
11. Paimon
12. Opium Black
13. Infinite Infernalis
14. Amdusias

Womb of Lilithu will be released as a Digipak CD, black double LP with white splatters (limited to 150 copies), clear double LP (limited to 400 copies), and regular black double LP. All formats, as well as t-shirt and CD+shirt bundles, can be pre-ordered here.

Formed in 1989, the highly-influential NECROPHOBIC are widely regarded as pioneers of satanic Swedish black/death metal, and a band that has directly influenced many of the countries most renowned metal exports (WATAIN, SHINING, TRIBULATION, NAGLFAR).

NECROPHOBIC stood apart from their contemporaries by combining haunting melodies with the harsher aspects of death and black metal’s aggression.

NECROPHOBIC Recording line-up
Joakim Sterner: drums
Tobias Sidegård: vocals
Alexander Friberg: bass
Fredrik Folkare: guitar

News and tour information available through the Season of Mist website, and the NECROPHOBIC website and Facebook page.

 

HARK Finish Recording Debut Album

Welsh heavy power-rock trio HARK (Jimbob Isaac (ex TAINT) – Guitar, Vocals Nikolai Ribnikov (ex-WHYTELEAF) – Bass, Simon Bonwick (ex- WHYTELEAF) – Drums) have finished recording their forthcoming Season of Mist debut album. The as-yet-untitled album was recorded at Monnow Valley Studios in Wales (BLACK SABBATH, RUSH, JUDAS PRIEST, PORTISHEAD), and mixed by CONVERGE guitarist Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE, HIGH ON FIRE, KVELERTAK, YOUNG WIDOWS).

Regarding the recording, front-man Jimbob Isaac stated:

“Fingers to the bone. That has been one of our mottos since HARK’s inception, and it carried us through to the recording studio. Long days, little sleep and grim determination made this record the beast that we believe it to be. We pushed ourselves in all kinds of ways, and that commitment resonates throughout. The upcoming mini-tour will be a nice introduction for our fans, before the record release and more lengthy tours follow in 2014. We’re having fun biding our time, but there’s only so long you can keep a bull in its pen.”

HARK have also announced a string of European tour dates. The trek, which starts on November 27 in France, will travel through Switzerland, Germany, and the UK. The band is also slated to make an appearance at next year’s Wild Custom Guitars Festival in Clermont-Ferrand, France. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

Led by former TAINT frontman and acclaimed graphic artist Isaac, HARK has already released one sold-out seven-inch single and has toured extensively with RED FANG and CLUTCH throughout Europe. With fresh chops and almighty riff power, HARK continue to fuse punk attack with Sabbathian dirge, and decorate post-whatever angularities with classic rock flourish. While Isaac’s vocals expand on his tried and tested palette, his lyrics continue to shatter prose with bleak metaphor and acerbic spittle. Former WHYTELEAF rhythm section Ribnikov and Bonwick, the HARK engine, bring an endlessly creative pummel. Their dynamic chops, and blood lust for riffs meld with Isaac’s honed and equally determined musical vision.

News and tour information available through the Season of Mist website, the HARK websiteTwitter and Facebook page. For information on Jimbob Isaac’s artwork visit his website here.

Tour Dates
11/27 Le Havre, Tetris – FRA
11/28 Besancon, Passengers Du Zinc – FRA
11/29 Oberentfelden, Borom Pom Pom – CH
11/30 Jena, Rosenkeller – GER
12/04 Swansea, The Garage – UK
1/29 Wild Custom Guitars Festival, Clermont Ferrand – FRA

 

BEYOND CREATION Announce Japanese Tour Dates

 Progressive, technical death metal unit BEYOND CREATION (Simon Girard: Guitars, Vocals; Dominic Lapointe : Bass, Kévin Chartré: Guitars, Philippe Boucher, Drums) have announced their first ever Japanese tour. The trek begins on December 17 in Sendai, and sees the band touring alongside long-running death metal institution VOMITORY. The Japanese tour will follow BEYOND CREATION’s recently announced string of Canadian headlining tour dates. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

BEYOND CREATION are currently writing and recording their forthcoming Season of Mist full-length. BEYOND CREATION are streaming their debut album, ‘The Aura’ here.

The band recently released a video for the track “Omnipresent Perception” (streaming here)

Founded in 2005, BEYOND CREATION, has quietly become a force that the rest of the metal world will soon experience. The band recently took part in the second installment of the Decibel Magazine North American tour alongside CANNIBAL CORPSE, NAPALM DEATH, and IMMOLATION. BEYOND CREATION also toured Eastern Canada supporting metal stalwarts OBSCURA, AUGURY, ABYSMAL DAWN and more.

BEYOND CREATION news and tour information available through the Season of Mist website, and BEYOND CREATION Myspace and Facebook pages.

Canadian Tour Dates:
*All dates with ARCHSPIRE
10/02 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
10/03 Quebec City, QC @ L’Autre Zone
10/04 Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
10/05 Toronto, ON @ The Comfort Zone
10/06 North Bay, ON @ The Granite Club
10/07 Trois Rivieres, QC @ Bâtisse Industrielle

Japanese Tour Dates:
12/17 Sendai, JP @ Flying Son
12/18 Osaka, JP @ Nanba Rockets
12/19 Fukoka, JP @ Graf
12/20 Hiroshima, JP @ Badlands
12/21 Shizouka, JP @ Sunash
12/22 Tokyo, JP @ Cyclone

 

CARACH ANGREN Stream Reissues

Melodic black metal masters CARACH ANGREN are streaming the limited edition reissues of their first two albums Lammendam and Death Came Through A Phantom Ship. The two albums are streaming now via Gun Shy Assassin.

The new, expanded editions of these long out-of-print full-lengths will be released on July 23 in North America via Season of Mist. The re-issue of their debut album, Lammendam features three bonus tracks taken from the rare Ethereal Veiled Existence EP (2005); There Was No Light, After Death Premises, and Yonder Realm Photography. Death Came Through A Phantom Ship will feature three bonus tracks taken from The Chase Vault Tragedy demo and from the Ethereal Veiled Existence EP, re-recorded in 2011; The Ghost of Raynham Hall, Ethereal Veiled Existence, and Sepulchral Disequilibrium.

Both albums are available as CDs, limited-edition double LP, and colored vinyl gate-fold LPs. All formats can be ordered here.

CARACH ANGREN is on the tail end of their first Japanese tour with MARDUK in support of their last record, Where The Corpses Sink Forever. The album can be streamed in its entirety here and ordered here.

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

Tour dates

9/06/13: Avenue A Osaka (JP) Serpent Sermon Tour 2013
9/07/13: Sunash Shizuoka (JP) Serpent Sermon Tour 2013
9/08/13: Cyclone Tokyo (JP) Serpent Sermon Tour 2013

Greek metal masters ROTTING CHRIST and heavy metal super group TWILIGHT OF THE GODS have announced a European fall tour. The tour, which starts on October 16 in Hamburg, will travel for several weeks before ending in London. Both bands are scheduled to make an appearance at this year’s Metal Invasion Festival in Straubing, DE, where they will play alongside IMMORTAL, KREATOR, and NAPALM DEATH.

TWILIGHT OF THE GODS will be touring in support of their forthcoming Season of Mist debut, ‘Fire on the Mountain’. The band previously released a lyric video for the title track, “Fire on the Mountain (1683)” here. TWILIGHT OF THE GODS is: Alan Averill (PRIMORDIAL, DEAD SOVEREIGN, BLOOD REVOLT) on vocals, Nick Barker (ex-CRADLE OF FILTH, ex-DIMMU BORGIR, ex-TESTAMENT, ex-EXODUS) on drums, guitarists Rune Eriksen (AURA NOIR, AVA INFERI, ex-MAYHEM) and Patrik Lindgren (THYRFING), and Frode Glesnes (EINHERJER) on bass.

‘Fire on the Mountain’ is slated for release on October 1 in North America (September 27 World). ‘Fire on the Mountain’ is available for pre-order at the Season of Mist’s E-shop in various limited editions.

Updated ROTTING CHRIST and TWILIGHT OF THE GODS news and tour information will be made available through the Season of Mist website.

ROTTING CHRIST/TWILIGHT OF THE GODS tour dates

10/16 Hamburg DE @ Markthalle

10/18 Oberhausen DE @ Helvette

10/19 Straubing DE @ Metal Invasion Festival

10/22 Pratteln CH @ Z7

10/24 Eindhoven NL @ Effenaar

10/25 Vosselaar BE @ Biebob

10/26 Rennes FR @ Liberté / L’Etage

10/29 Rotterdam NL @ Baroeg

11/01 Glasgow UK @ Audio

11/02 Leeds UK @ Damnation Festival

11/03 Dublin IE @ The Pint

11/05 London UK @ Electrowerkz