Entries tagged with: Dead Congregation
Metal mag Decibel has published their Top 40 Albums of 2014 list in their newest issue, which you can check out in more detail if you're a subscriber. And thanks to Stereogum who transcribed it, you can also browse the full thing below. Though Decibel have tended to lean towards veterans for their top spot, a much newer band takes the #1 album this year. And if you're into modern metal, their choice is pretty hard to argue. Those big veteran comeback albums show up soon after though, with At the Gates taking #2 and Godflesh coming in at #5. There's plenty more on there too -- see for yourself below.
At the Gates, related band Vallenfyre (#8 on this list), and 2012 winners Converge will head out on the 2015 Decibel tour next year. As discussed, that hits NYC on April 12 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that one are still available.
Decibel's Top 40 Albums of 2014 below...
by Ian Chainey
Dead Congregation at Martyrdoom, 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Filthy old-school death metallers Dead Congregation will be heading to the US come October. The Greek beasts are hitting the road in support of their Profound Lore-released sophomore album Promulgation of the Fall, which made the rounds to acclaim in May. They'll be joined by Pissgrave and Mausoleum. You can see the currently announced dates -- including their Euro stops after the States are done -- below.
Dead Congregation's road-trip happens to coincide with Svart Crown's trek across America. The French blackened death blasters are set to rip things up on an all-star lineup with Belphegor, Rotting Christ, and Beheaded. Austria's Belphegor just released Conjuring the Dead at the beginning of this month. Greece's Rotting Christ continued to diversify their symphonic experiments with 2013's Κατά τον δαίμονα εαυτού. And Beheaded have blazed a trail as one of Malta's premier blast n' slam purveyors. The four-headed monster of metal will pass through cities such as Chicago, Seattle, and San Francisco. On September 24, they'll drop in to NYC's Gramercy Theatre. Tickets are available now. The full tour appears below.
So, here's your foreshadowing pay-off: Svart Crown are sticking around America for a little longer once their first engagement is done. When Dead Congregation, Pissgrave, and Mausoleum make their way to NYC's Saint Vitus on October 20 with a Signature Riff presented show, they'll be joined by Svart Crown and Chicago's Immortal Bird, who are still riding high on last year's Akrasia. Tickets for that blowout are available now.
All dates for both tours are listed, along with all of the streams you can handle, 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.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Mutant Supremacy at MHoW (more by Greg Cristman)
Mutant Supremacy rounds out the lineup for the post-Martyrdoom show on July 1 at Saint Vitus. The NYC death metal favorites will join the previously announced Dead Congregation, Sanguis Imperem and Dethroned Emperor, and you can get in with a ticket or via a reduced admission with your Martyrdoom bracelet.
We've got a sorta slow few weeks of shows coming up, although there is a ton of excellent punk rock around the July 4th week, not to mention the unmissable Black Breath/Martyrdod/The Secret/Burning Love/Enabler bonanza (now with 100% more Grudges)! Tickets for the latter, which goes down at Acheron on July 6th, are still available. The show is brought to you by BV and Southern Lord, the same dastardly duo responsible for the just announced Power of The Riff festival in NYC.
Shows over the next week worthy of the Evillive seal of approval are llisted below. Otherwise...onward to MARTYRDOOM!
Dead Congregation at MDF 2011 (more by BBG)
After the dust has settled on Saturday's Martyrdoom 2012 (6/30), Dead Congregation will stick around to play a second show at Saint Vitus on Sunday (July 1st). The band will also be joined by Sanguis Imperem, Dethroned Emperor and one more TBA. There are two ways to get in, either at the door for a reduced admission with your Martyrdoom wristband or you can head directly to the show with a separate ticket, on sale now.
Martyrdoom goes down at Public Assembly on Saturday. Encompassing two stages and more than 10 metal bands, the show will feature unmissables like Grave Miasma, Cruciamentum, Dead Congregation and many many more. Tickets are still available.
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.
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.
words & photo by BBG
After a three days of mayhem (pictures from day 1 HERE, day 2 HERE, and day 3 HERE) featuring sets from Neurosis, Doom, Lack of Interest, Voivod, Extortion, Aura Noir, and tons of notable others, Maryland Deathfest came to a close on Sunday with another full of performances capped by a headlining outdoor set from the reactivated Coroner, their first US appearance in 20 years.
Later that night, the true close to MDF was led by Ghost, whose set was tight and fun visually, but did not impress me as much as the hype suggests (decide for yourself on June 1st at the Studio). The remainder of my day was filled with pretty much every other band on the bill, except for Visceral Disgorge and Doubled Over who I missed in favor of much needed meals. My favorites of the day go to the foul death metallers Dead Congregation and Repugnant, the always awesome Citizens Arrest (who play Europa with another MDF alum, Tragedy, tonight), the energetic Skinless and the over the top goregrind of Last Days of Humanity.
Coroner's setlist and more pictures from the final day of Maryland Deathfest 2011, which includes pictures of Oak, Night Bringer, Bad Acid Trip, Gravehill, Malignant Tumour, Dead Congregation, Nokturnel, Repugnant, Orange Goblin, Citizens Arrest, Skinless, Bastard Noise, Nuclear Assault, Wormed, and Last Days of Humanity, are below...