Entries tagged with: Cruciamentum
Year-end list season began earlier this week, and now metal mag Decibel has published their Top 40 Albums of 2015. You can check out artwork and commentary if you pick up the issue, and browse the full list below. Like last year, they saved the top spot for a promising young band (and actually this time the #2 slot is one too). But they've of course got veterans as always, like Enslaved (#37), Napalm Death (#25), Iron Maiden (#23), Satan (#12), Killing Joke (#10) and more. They have a good amount of the "indie crossover" metal on there, like Ghost (#34), Myrkur (#28), Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats (#27), Deafheaven (#19) and the Baroness album that isn't even out yet coming in at #6. There are also comeback albums from two not-exactly-metal bands: Failure (#22) and Refused (#15). Check out the full list below.
Two bands on this list will be going on the Decibel Mag tour in 2016.
Grave Miasma at Martyrdoom 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
UK death metal greats Grave Miasma will follow-up their stellar EPs with a debut full-length due on Profound Lore/Sepulchral Voice in September. Odori Sepulcrorum is the band's first release with the much revered Canadian label (PL), and features "Ovation To A Thousand Lost Reveries" which is streaming below.
Album details (track list and the Denis Forkas art) and song stream are below.
The Damned at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Chaos in Tejas has announced yet another round of bands, including The Damned, Gehenna (who play next weekend in NYC with Catharsis), Tragedy, Rotten Sound, Rival Mob, New Zealand's The Bats, Andy Stott, Power Trip, Hoax (who play NYC this weekend), Iceage (who have a new song/tour coming), Anhedonist, Akitsa, Parquet Courts and many more. Full list of names are below, which join the previously announced names like Bolt Thrower, Infest, Abigail, Integrity, Iron Lung (who play DBA soon), Final Conflict, Manilla Road, Merchandise, Milk Music, Total Control, and many many more.
The announcement comes on the same day that passes for the Austin festival, which happens May 30 - June 2, go on sale. Passes are on sale.
Chaos in Tejas 2013 (5/30 - 6/2) expands yet again with some mammoth additions to their lineup! Among today's announcements are names like Framtid (from Japan, playing their first and only US show!), Infest (who are also playing MDF), Total Control, the Men, Iron Lung, the Marked Men, Effluxus, Absu, Mammoth Grinder, Mitochondrion, Screaming Females, Step Forward, UV Race, Wiccans and Wrathprayer.
Full lineup so far is below, with 100+ bands still TBA. The announcement comes on the heels of last month's batch of bands that included Bolt Thrower, Final Conflict, Abigail, Manilla Road, and more. Ticketing info for the weekend are forthcoming.
Check out the current Chaos lineup, as well as releated video, below.
Chaos in Tejas have announced their first round of artists for 2013 and guess what, its a doozy. Bolt Thrower will return to the states and join the Ashes to Ashes-lineup of Final Conflict (Renfrow, Harp, Martinez, for the first time since 1988), Terveet Kadet (Finland), Integrity, Manilla Road, Abigail (Japan), Merchandise, Kromosom (Australia), Lower, Cruciamentum and many many others. The initial announcement is but twenty of 150 artists that will be announced for the festival, which happens May 30 - June 2 in Austin, TX, so hold on to your hats, kids. Passes go on sale on Oct 8.
In addition, Bolt Thrower will join Sleep, Carpathian Forest, Revenge, Abigail, Anhedonist and many more as part of another batch of Maryland Deathfest artists announced today. Current MDF lineup is below.
Lineups and Chaos in Tejas flyer is below.
photos by Greg Cristman; words by Fred Pessaro / BBG
Grave Miasma / Dead Congregation at Martyrdoom 2012
The inaugural Martyrdoom festival at Public Assembly on Saturday (6/30) was a resounding success, showcasing 11 death-metal-tinged bands hailing from Greece to the UK to New Jersey. Kicking off at 8PM and coming to a close shortly after 2AM, the two-stage fiesta featured rare appearances from Cruciamentum, Dead Congregation, Grave Miasma, Sanguis Imperem, Encoffination, Father Befouled, Prosanctus Inferi and Anu, as well as apperances from Evoken, Kommandant and Perdition Temple.
The show was one of two last weekend for Dead Congregation and Sanguis Imperem, who also played Saint Vitus on Sunday (7/1). Lots more pictures from Martyrdoom -- plus a few videos -- are below.
Dead Congregation at Maryland Deathfest (more by BBG)
Signature Riff, BrooklynVegan, Order of The Serpent, and Catharsis PR are proud to announce the inaugural Martyrdoom fest! The two-stage Brooklyn metal extravaganza will feature exclusive area performances from Dead Congregation (Greece), Grave Miasma (United Kingdom) and Cruciamentum (United Kingdom), along with rare appearances from names like Sanguis Imperem (California), Kommandant (Illinois), Prosanctus Inferi (Ohio), Anu (North Carolina), Encoffination (Georgia / California), Father Befouled (Georgia / California), Perdition Temple (Florida), and Evoken (New Jersey), and will go down across two stages at Public Assembly on June 30th. Tickets are on sale NOW and will set you back $20 in advance and $27 at the door.
Show flyer and some video is below.
Rites of Darkness 2011 closed out on Sunday 12/11 with a somber and powerful set from melodic death-doomers Mournful Congregation (we premiered a song from their new LP) who toured the West Coast with the like-minded Aldebaran and Anhedonist. Compared to the other days, Sunday focused more on the slow-and-heavy side of things with Anatomia and Pallbearer (both bands of the doom ilk) also on the bill.
There were exceptions though. Mitochondrian, Vasaeleth, Ignivomous and Cruciamentum all focused on the death metal side of things while Ares Kingdom stayed true to blackened thrash (they also played the pre-fest). The clear standout on Sunday was Impetuous Ritual who, while doused in blood, played seemingly formless death metal with frightening accuracy and power. It was a ritual indeed, and one made for conjuring the dark spirits.
Despite the heavy drama, the rumors, the devastating cancellations, poor communication, the changes/lack of set times, the overall turnout, the garbage food and close to no options to the contrary (only nachos and hot dogs on site), and the bands that flew to the US without a flight home, Rites of Darkness III featured some of the most impressive performances of the year from bands across the globe. Favorite moments include the incendiary Antaeus, the thunderous slow-crawl of Anatomia, the stage-dives and moshing during the great Midnight, the charismatic and fantastic Adorior, the soothing melodicism of Mournful Congregation, evil incarnate from Impetuous Ritual, and Ignivomous's set closer of "World Eater" by Bolt Thrower. We'll see if it happens next year.
If you missed it, check out pictures and reviews from day 1 and day 2, and then check out more pictures from the final day at Rites of Darkness (I missed Vasaeleth unfortunately, though I did catch their set at the pre-fest), below...
Inquisition at MDF (more by BBG)
"This is Danny, the promoter for Rites of Darkness. I understand people have been getting frustrated with lack of news so I personally apologize for that. We have gone through a rash of cancellations which were beyond our control.. Paypal froze the Festival's account which caused delayed flights for months. By the time Paypal decided to release our account flights escalated beyond our set budget. So the show is NOT cancelled by any means but the following bands will not be performing: Root, Akitsa, Interment, Demonical, Valkyrja, Dead Congregation, Hour of 13, and Strid"Rites of Darkness, the San Antonio festival in December that lined up an impressive slate of bands from around the world and many notable exclusives, has suffered a rash of cancellations (including Mortuary Drape), many of which were headlining bands.
The festival has remained silent about the situation for close to two weeks, but finally updated festival-goers today. Their message, excerpted above and available in full below, explains the situation, but neglects to mention that Pagan Altar also cancelled (they were slated for a two hour set) and that Zemial cancelled too. Another band that is currently in flux, Stargazer, is reportedly without flights (the band is from Australia) at the moment. The listing is missing General Surgery, and no announcement has been made about the pre-fest which includes France's Hell Militia. Previously announced cancellations include Ondskapt, Urfaust, Behexen, and Sargeist. RoD has added new Profound Lore signees Pallbearer.
UPDATE: Both Zemial and Pagan Altar are reconsidering their appearances. Statements from both are below.
UPDATED AGAIN: Disma, Funebrarum, Evoken, and Oak have all cancelled their appearances.
The most recent Rites of Darkness statement and the current lineup is below.
Inquisition at Maryland Deathfest (more by BBG)
NYC's Studio at Webster Hall will soon host a trifecta of black metal greatness! Inquisition will headline the venue on December 2nd with a rare appearance from Mortuary Drape and Negative Plane. Tickets are on sale.
Italy's Mortuary Drape and Inquisition will then tour their way to Rites of Darkness 3 in San Antonio, Texas where they'll join the newly added Disma, but NOT Urfaust:
URFAUST vs RITES OF DARKNESS IIIThree day passes for Rites of Darkness 3 are on sale. Pictures from Urfaust's recent Brooklyn show HERE.
URFAUST is very sad to announce that we have to cancel our Intoxication Ritual at Rites of Darkness III in Texas, USA.
Our last Alcoholic Rites on US soil where splenditory, so this is just fucked up...
Nothing more to say about this, we hope to return to the USA and Rites of Darkness in 2012!
All hail the madness!
Ix & Vrdrbr on behalf of Urfaust
All known Inquisition dates, the full Rites of Darkness lineup, and some video is below.