PARADISE LOST Unveil Cover Artwork For Forthcoming Album

PARADISE LOST reveals cover artwork for new album, ‘The Plague Within

Returning with opus number fourteen, The Plague Within (set to be released June 1st in Europe, June 2nd in North America), PARADISE LOST has once again refined the chemical equation to their sonic alchemy with the kind of creative invincibility few can afford. It’s a collection of songs that will surprise even the most seasoned of fans in its ambition: a monochrome miasma of morbidly uplifting anthems and heart-aching melancholia. Theirs is a pain born of the human condition itself as our fragile minds struggle to cope in a world overrun by demons…

Produced by Jaime Gomez Arellano (GHOST, ULVER, CATHEDRAL) at London’s Orgone Studios, the frostbitten riffs thunder beneath the bittersweet euphoria of Nick’s vocals, drifting between rich melodic soars and icy snarls. It’s an organic body of work that confronts the trials and tribulations of struggling alone in darkness, but also one that treads incredibly exciting and genuinely “new” sonic ground in the process.
The cover artwork was created by the polish artist, illustrator and architect Zbigniew M. Bielak, best known in the musical realm for his record cover illustrations, which among others include meticulously handcrafted artworks of WATAIN, GHOST and ENTOMBED A.D. albums. Zbigniew comments:

“Since their late 80’s inception, through somber abrasiveness of their debut and harrowing tristesse of groundbreaking ‘Gothic’, the unparalleled icons of gloom, PARADISE LOST grew deep into all things murky and dreadful in modern music. Let alone Duncan Fergado’s artwork for their ‘Lost Paradise’ debut remains one of my fave covers, so having heard that with ‘The Plague Within’ the band harks back to days of old, was – to say the least – a thrilling incentive to pick up the commission.
It was also a rare joy to see how preliminarily calm and reflective Arcimboldian artwork, kept becoming ever darker and more sinister past each of  Nick’s and Greg’s scrutinies, to finally become what one can see on the actual cover. A portrait of hopeless decrepitude of mental illness  – which is what ‘The Plague Within’ deals with thematically – where the tormented Sisyphus struggles to push his burden back up the slippery walls of a long frozen illusion.”

For more information about Zbigniew M. Bielak, please visit:
www.behance.net/zbigniewbielak
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zbigniew-M-Bielak/408709045912281

PARADISE LOST Live:
May 29, 2015 – Rockavaria – Munich – Germany
May 30, 2015 – Der Ring – Grune Holle Rock – Nurburg – Germany
July 18, 2015 – Castle Party Festival – Bolkow – Poland
August 15, 2015 – Summer Breeze – Dinkelsbuhl – Germany

More dates to be announced soon!

PARADISE LOST online:
http://www.paradiselost.co.uk
http://www.facebook.com/paradiselostofficial
http://twitter.com/officialpl

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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.

 

IN SOLITUDE Premiere New Single

Head over to the VICE’s music destination, Noisey, to listen to a brand new track from Swedish classic heavy metal band, In Solitude. Click HERE to stream “A Buried Sun.” The band’s new album Sister is dropping in North America on 10/01 and will be available to fans digitally, on CD, and 180 gram black vinyl. Fans can check out the first single and title track “Sister” at MetalBlade.com/InSolitude.

Fans can also pick up the upcoming issue of Decibel Magazine, November issue #109-out October 3, which features In Solitude on the cover which was shot by internationally-renowned metal and rock photographer Ester Segarra in Sweden. If you aren’t already a subscriber you can check your local bookstore or order from Decibel directly at the following location.

“Sister” was recorded at Studio Cobra in Stockholm, Sweden during March 2013. The album was produced and mixed by Martin “Konie” Ehrencrona and stands as a logical next step above and beyond its predecessor, “The World.The Flesh.The Devil.” In Solitude’s strength resides in their ability to craft dark and oppressive atmospheres within the auditory realm of classic heavy metal. “Sister” compounds this trademark sound further, beginning with the acoustic intro, “He Comes,” and saturates the record in an aura of uniqueness; see: “Lavender” and the title track.

The album concludes with an 8-minute, driving, near trance-like opus that features guest guitarist Pelle Forsberg (Watain). Additionally, Jarboe of Swans fame can be heard on “Horses in the Ground.” Moods range from Mercyful Fate-esque guitar flavors, shadows of Black Sabbath, the heavy dissonance of Swans, to straightforward, earworm riffs. In any case, one thing can be said for certain: their delivery is as genuine as it is impressive.

North American fans will have an opportunity to see In Solitude live this Fall. The band will be supporting Watain on their “Wild Hunt” tour beginning on October 8 in New York City. The tour also features support from Tribulation. Dates can be found below, as well as on facebook.com/insolitudeofficial.

Track listing:
1. He Comes
2. Death Knows Where
3. A Buried Sun
4. Pallid Hands
5. Lavender
6. Sister
7. Horses in the Ground
8. Inmost Nigredo

IN SOLITUDE
w/ Watain, Tribulation
10/08 New York, NY Irving Plaza
10/09 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
10/10 Worcester, MA The Palladium
10/11 Montreal, QC Foufounes Electriques
10/12 Toronto, ON Opera House
10/14 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
10/15 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge
10/16 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
10/18 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
10/19 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
10/21 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
10/22 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
10/23 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
10/25 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro Opera House
10/26 Los Angeles, CA The Vex
10/27 Phoenix, AZ Rocky Point Cantina
10/28 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
10/30 Austin, TX Red 7
10/31 New Orleans, LA Siberia
11/01 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
11/02 Charlotte, NC The Casbah
11/03 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage

http://www.metalblade.com/insolitude
http://www.facebook.com/insolitudeofficial

IN SOLITUDE Premiere New Single

Head over to the Deciblog to check out the new single “Pallid Hands” from Swedish classic heavy metal band, In Solitude. The band’s new album Sister is dropping in North America on 10/01 and will be available to fans digitally, on CD, and 180gram black vinyl. Fans can check out the first single and title track “Sister” at MetalBlade.com/InSolitude.

Fans can also pick up the upcoming issue of Decibel Magazine, November issue #109 – out October 3, which features In Solitude on the cover which was shot by internationally-renowned metal and rock photographer Ester Segarra in Sweden. If you aren’t already a subscriber you can check your local bookstore or order from Decibel directly at the following location.

“Sister” was recorded at Studio Cobra in Stockholm, Sweden during March 2013. The album was produced and mixed by Martin “Konie” Ehrencrona and stands as a logical next step above and beyond its predecessor, “The World.The Flesh.The Devil.” In Solitude’s strength resides in their ability to craft dark and oppressive atmospheres within the auditory realm of classic heavy metal. “Sister” compounds this trademark sound further, beginning with the acoustic intro, “He Comes,” and saturates the record in an aura of uniqueness; see: “Lavender” and the title track.

The album concludes with an 8-minute, driving, near trance-like opus that features guest guitarist Pelle Forsberg (Watain). Additionally, Jarboe of Swans fame can be heard on “Horses in the Ground.” Moods range from Mercyful Fate-esque guitar flavors, shadows of Black Sabbath, the heavy dissonance of Swans, to straightforward, earworm riffs. In any case, one thing can be said for certain: their delivery is as genuine as it is impressive.

North American fans will have an opportunity to see In Solitude live this Fall. The band will be supporting Watain on their “Wild Hunt” tour beginning on October 8th in New York City. The tour also features support from Tribulation. Dates can be found below, as well as on facebook.com/insolitudeofficial.

 

Tracklisting:
1. He Comes
2. Death Knows Where
3. A Buried Sun
4. Pallid Hands
5. Lavender
6. Sister
7. Horses in the Ground
8. Inmost Nigredo

IN SOLITUDE
w/ Watain, Tribulation
10/08 New York, NY Irving Plaza
10/09 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
10/10 Worcester, MA The Palladium
10/11 Montreal, QC Foufounes Electriques
10/12 Toronto, ON Opera House
10/14 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
10/15 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge
10/16 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
10/18 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
10/19 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
10/21 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
10/22 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
10/23 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
10/25 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro Opera House
10/26 Los Angeles, CA The Vex
10/27 Phoenix, AZ Rocky Point Cantina
10/28 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
10/30 Austin, TX Red 7
10/31 New Orleans, LA Siberia
11/01 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
11/02 Charlotte, NC The Casbah
11/03 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage

http://www.metalblade.com/insolitude
http://www.facebook.com/insolitudeofficial

 

 

VILDHJARTA Announce New Music, Tour and Video

Sweden‘s VILDHJARTA will soon be announcing the dates of their upcoming North American tour with VEIL OF MAYA, STRUCTURES, NORTHLANE and HERE COMES THE KRAKEN. In the meantime, you can check out the video for “Dimman” taken from the band’s new album, THOUSANDS OF EVILS, due out this fall on limited edition 12″ (Century Media).

VILDHJARTADimman” video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xRN8A2UBZ8

VILDHJARTA online: www.facebook.com/vildhjartaofficial

Century Media Records: Website | Facebook | Youtube | Twitter | Myspace

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IN SOLITUDE Announce New Album, Stream Title Track

Sweden’s In Solitude have announced their third album, “Sister.” The album will be released on October 1st in North America and September 27/30 in Europe/UK. The title track from “Sister” is streaming now on metalblade.com/insolitude, where fans can also pre-order the CD, CD/T-shirt bundle, vinyl, as well as a digital copy via iTunes.

Vocalist Pelle Åhman speaks on behalf of In Solitude:

“It’s time to release our third album, and things have never felt this clear and pervasive before. This is a feeling that has permeated our whole lives during the latest year of writing and recording this album, as well as digesting and dealing with its consequences. And it has been wonderful, overwhelming and utterly devastating. Which, in the world of In Solitude, are very positive things, and exactly what was required.

“It is a very special album for us, and I am very thankful and proud of my brothers (including our great friend, and producer, Martin Konie Ehrencrona), for this is truly the most visceral music we’ve ever made, and we can’t wait for you to experience it too.

“You come without. And all falls within. There is a light in the world. There is a stone to the head.”

“Sister” was recorded at Studio Cobra in Stockholm, Sweden during March 2013. The album was produced and mixed by Martin “Konie” Ehrencrona and stands as a logical next step above and beyond its predecessor, “The World.The Flesh.The Devil.” In Solitude’s strength resides in their ability to craft dark and oppressive atmospheres within the auditory realm of classic heavy metal. “Sister” compounds this trademark sound further, beginning with the acoustic intro, “He Comes,” and saturates the record in an aura of uniqueness; see: “Lavender” and the title track.

The album concludes with an 8-minute, driving, near trance-like opus that features guest guitarist Pelle Forsberg (Watain). Additionally, Jarboe of Swans fame can be heard on “Horses in the Ground.” Moods range from Mercyful Fate-esque guitar flavors, shadows of Black Sabbath, the heavy dissonance of Swans, to straight-forward, ear worm riffs. In any case, one thing can be said for certain: their delivery is as genuine as it is impressive.

North American fans will have an opportunity to see In Solitude live this Fall. The band will be supporting Watain on their “Wild Hunt” tour beginning on October 8th in New York City. The tour also features support from Tribulation. Dates can be found below, as well as on facebook.com/insolitudeofficial.

Track listing:
1. He Comes
2. Death Knows Where
3. A Buried Sun
4. Pallid Hands
5. Lavender
6. Sister
7. Horses in the Ground
8. Inmost Nigredo

IN SOLITUDE
w/ Watain, Tribulation
10/08 New York, NY Irving Plaza
10/09 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
10/10 Worcester, MA  Palladium Upstairs
10/11 Montreal, QC Foufounes Electriques
10/12 Toronto, ON Opera House
10/14 Detroit, MI The Magic Stick
10/15 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
10/16 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
10/18 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
10/19 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
10/21 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
10/22 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw
10/23 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
10/25 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro
10/26 Los Angeles, CA VEX
10/27 Phoenix, AZ Joe’s Grotto
10/28 Albuquerque, NM Launch Pad
10/30 Austin, TX Red 7
11/01 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Hell
11/02 Charlotte, NC The Casbah
11/03 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Sound Stage

http://www.metalblade.com/insolitude
http://www.facebook.com/insolitudeofficial

WATAIN Streams New Album, Fan Submitted Q&A

Swedish black metallers WATAIN have released their new album, The Wild Hunt, today in North America! To purchase The Wild Hunt, please visit iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for a variety of physical formats. For a preview of The Wild Hunt, head over to Century Media’s official YouTube channel to listen to the album in its entirety:
A new interview with front-man Erik Danielsson (featuring fan-submitted questions about The Wild Hunt) can also be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46CNgg5XsKMnext
Currently gracing the magazine covers of Decibel (USA), Terrorizer (UK), Metalized (DK), Rock Hard (DE), Scream (NO), Sweden Rock (SE), Rock Tribune (BE), and Metallian (FR), WATAIN is poised to take over the metal world with their critically acclaimed new album. Amid the tracks teeming with the trio’s classic sound, the band’s fifth full-length also features clean vocals, Spanish guitars, and other musical experimentation, with the end result being “their most daring album yet” (Decibel Magazine). Read on for a few international reviews of The Wild Hunt:

“[WATAIN’s] most daring album yet” – DECIBEL

“The Wild Hunt is an impressive album that allows one of the scene’s stalwarts to put a new face on a familiar shadow” – METAL SUCKS

“Evil melodies, somewhere between DISSECTION and MAYHEM, the proverbial black fire and a high amount of individuality are mandatory on The Wild Hunt” – LEGACY

“The Wild Hunt embodies not only the most anticipated heavy record of the year, but also the most important album of WATAIN’s career” – METAL HAMMER

“Every single song is an explosive revolution” – TERRORIZER

“Exciting, vital music that grabs you by the soul” – KERRANG

WATAIN “The Wild Hunt North America” Tour

w/ IN SOLITUDE, TRIBULATION

Oct. 8–New York, NY–Irving Plaza

Oct. 9–Philadelphia, PA–Underground Arts

Oct. 10–Worcester, MA–Palladium Upstairs

Oct. 11–Montreal, QC-Foufounes Electriques

Oct. 12–Toronto, ON–Opera House

Oct. 14–Detroit, MI–The Magic Stick

Oct. 15–Chicago, IL–Bottom Lounge

Oct. 16–Minneapolis, MN–Triple Rock Social Club

Oct. 18–Denver, CO–Marquis Theatre

Oct. 19–Salt Lake City, UT–In The Venue

Oct. 21–Seattle, WA–Studio Seven

Oct. 22–Vancouver, BC–Rickshaw

Oct. 23–Portland, OR–Hawthorne Theater

Oct. 25–Oakland, CA–Oakland Metro

Oct. 26–Los Angeles, CA–VEX

Oct. 27–Phoenix, AZ–Joe’s Grotto

Oct. 28–Albuquerque, NM–Launch Pad

Oct. 30–Austin, TX–Red 7

Oct. 31–New Orleans, LA–Siberia

Nov. 1–Atlanta, GA–Masquerade Hell

Nov. 2–Charlotte, NC–The Casbah

Nov. 3–Baltimore, MD–Baltimore Sound Stage

WATAIN online:

http://www.templeofwatain.com

http://www.facebook.com/watainofficial