Entries tagged with: Krieg
by Rob Sperry-Fromm
The Body and Krieg are releasing a self-titled collaborative album this week via At A Loss Recordings. The Body have been active collaborators for the past few years, releasing music (and sometimes touring) with Thou, Vampillia, Braveyoung, and more. The new record with Krieg, the one-man black metal project of Neill Jameson (who was featured on that new Abigail Williams album), was recorded a couple years back and is just now seeing the light of day.
The album is perhaps more brutal that one reasonably could have expected. The washed-out, terrifying noise stylings of the Body have worked their way into the aggressive, angry black metal of Krieg to create something decidedly avant-garde, something that registers more as harsh noise than heavy metal. As Jon Rosenthal at Invisible Oranges noted:
Sonically, this is a bit out of left field for what one would expect to be a crushing, blackened doom metal masterpiece. Utilizing this collaboration as an exploration of their more disparate genre ends, The Body & Krieg is as crushing as one would expect, but in that special, bludgeoning, mechanical way that one might associate with early Swans, the misery of Suicide, and the melodic exploration of Public image Ltd. This one-off collaboration slams your psyche again, again, and again - it is a machine built to break your essence.Stream the whole self-titled LP below (via Noisey).
by Rob Sperry-Fromm
Olympia, WA metal band Abigail Williams, who just finished touring with Today is the Day, are streaming their new album The Accuser, which is out today on Candlelight. The band's style has changed considerably since they started out 11 years ago, as has their membership. In case you haven't been keeping up, their roots in symphonic metal and melodic metalcore are long behind them. They made the switch to a more straight-up black metal sound three albums ago (with 2010's In the Absence of Light) and it's only gotten more menacing with each new release.
Frontman Ken Sorceron is the only founding member here, and besides guitarist Ian Jekelis, it's an entirely different lineup than their last album (2012's Becoming). The current lineup features a murderer's row of USBM heavyweights, including two people who (like Ken Sorceron) are/were members of Lord Mantis. There's guitarist Jeff Wilson (Wolvhammer, Chrome Waves), drummer Charlie Fell (Cobalt, ex-Lord Mantis, ex-Avichi), bassist Will Lindsay (Indian, Lord Mantis), and a guest appearance by Neill Jameson (Krieg, Twilight). (At live shows another Wolvhammer member, Micah Leonetti, plays bass.) That's a highly pedigreed group, and the record sounds a lot like you would expect if you know some of those bands. It's a raw, gnarly piece of black metal that brings to mind prime Nachtmystium or early Krallice.
Stream The Accuser below (via Decibel)...
photo: Krieg at Knitting Factory in 2010 (more by Fred Pessaro)
USBM vet Neil Imperial released Transient, the first Krieg album since 2010's The Isolationist, late last year via Candlelight. Now the band have announced dates in support of it. There's only a few shows on their schedule at the moment (more TBA?), one of which happens in NYC on May 3 at The Acheron with The Banner, Outer Heaven and Stinger. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All currently known dates are listed, with the Acheron show flyer and a full stream of Transient, below...
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
Metallica are going to get some classics back out on wax. On September 16, Blackened Recordings (I see what you did there) will release four vinyl represses. So let's play, ONE OF THESE THINGS IS NOT LIKE THE OTHERS: Kill 'Em All. Yes. Ride The Lightning. Yes. ...And Justice For All. Yes. Death Magnetic. Ah. The band will also drop a slimmed down version of Live Shit: Binge & Purge on the same day.
Also happening next week? Bloodbath will announce their new singer. I haven't seen people this anxious to find out the origin and whereabouts of a guttural since my cat vomited this morning. Bloodbath's next one, Grand Morbid Funeral, is out November 17 through Peaceville. The band will also be playing Maryland Deathfest 2015.
King Diamond has an opener for his North American tour starting in October. It's the occult rockers Jess and the Ancient Ones, a band featuring one of the weirder connections in metal with a link to cult-adored death metallers Demilich (who are also playing Maryland Deathfest 2015). Maybe Jess will finally cover "The Planet That Once Used to Absorb Flesh in Order to Achieve Divinity and Immortality (Suffocated to the Flesh That It Desired...)." The King Diamond tour plays a sold out New York's Best Buy Theater on October 14. Watch a few King Diamond videos below because Friday.
Unfortunately, Belphegor won't be touring the US. Singer/guitarist Helmuth Lehner has scrapped the package that included Rotting Christ, Beheaded, and Svart Crown to be with his mother during her final days. While the bill will be a little slimmer, Dead Congregation and Immortal Bird will still play their NYC show on October 20 date at NYC's Saint Vitus.
Finally, Pallbearer have a heck of a tour brewing. . . that's only hitting the West Coast in December. They'll be joined by Sólstafir and Mortals for the Holy Crap Take My Money Tour* (*not the official name. . . yet). All of the dates are below. Oh well, NYC fans, you'll have to make due with back-to-back shows at Saint Vitus on October 27 and 28 with Tombs and Vattnet Viskar. *weeps* - Midwest.
Now that you're, ahem, fully briefed, let's recap all of the A/V transmissions.
Full releases first: Iron Reagan and Myrkur are both streaming their new albums on Pitchfork Advance. Iron Reagan's crossover attack is called The Tryranny of Will and will be out on September 16 via Relapse (preorder). We also recently interviewed singer Tony Foresta on Invisible Oranges. Solo black metal act Myrkur's self-titled EP will also be out on September 16 through Relapse (preorder).
For single tracks and videos, dad/son metal bonding band Vomit Fist (holy hell, Vomit Fist) debuted "Under The Rind." Baseball grinders Puig Destroyer spoke the truth with "No One Cares About Your Fantasy Team" from Puig Destroyer (September 30, No Sleep - preorder). Opeth cut another headtrip for a Pale Communion track, this being "Moon Above, Sun Below." Tech-metallers Decapitated are showing off the first four songs from Blood Mantra (September 30, Nuclear Blast - preorder). Old school death metallers Necrophagia let another WhiteWorm Cathedral creepy-crawler eat through the internet (October 28, Season of Mist - preorder).
MORE: Busy blasters 1349 brought their Massive Cauldron Of Chaos to another boil (September 30, Season of Mist - preorder). Corrosion of Conformity brewed up some visuals for "On Your Way." They'll be hitting the road with GWAR and Decapitated soon. Krieg also cut together a flick for "Ruin Our Lives." And, finally, Pyrrhon -- fronted by a familiar fellow with a name rhyming with 'Doug' (I'm bad at this) -- have a new video out "Sleeper Agent" directed by IO guest contributor David Hall. So I guess that makes it, wait for it, VISIBLE ORANGES. Oh cool, I've been fired. You can check out all the goods below.
Got it? Good. To shows we go:
TODAY (FRIDAY, 9/12): Thrashers Power Trip plays a BrooklynVegan Presents Red Bull Sound Select show with White Lung and Sick Feeling at Palisades ($3, with RSVP). If you want to don the corpsepaint and become super pussy, Black Witchery, Nexul, Teloch Vovin, Occultation, and Lord Almighty are at Saint Vitus (tickets).
SATURDAY (9/13): You can get a taste of the metallic at Basilica Sound Scape 2014: Day Two with Deafheaven and heavier-than-most-heavy-things Swans (sold out).
SUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNDAY (9/14): Speaking of heavy things, sludge stars Crowbar, Revocation, Havok, Fit for an Autopsy, and Armed for Apocalypse hit the Gramercy Theatre (tickets). And if you missed them Saturday, Deafheaven play Music Hall of Williamsburg (tickets).
Looking for late adds and dates ahead? NYC Metal Show Calendar has got you covered.
Let's talk IO: As always, we tracked the week's new releases with, uh, Upcoming Metal Releases. We showed off new albums from Lago and Ingurgitating Oblivion. We reviewed Earth, Muscle and Marrow, and Ævangelist. We got our talk on with Iron Reagan's Tony Foresta, Nightbringer's Naas Alcameth, and Cannibal Corpse's Paul Mazurkiewicz. Finally, our buds in Immortal Bird are going on tour. Don't yell "Freebird" at them. Or hold up a boombox a la Say Anything that's playing "Surfing Bird." Or. . . do. Live your life, bro.
Alright, consider the decks cleared. What did we miss? What are your plans? Let us know and catch all of the dates, reams of streams, and other noted details below.
Despite being notorious for stealing and screwing people over (and even going to jail for it), people continue to work with Nachtmystium's Blake Judd (also of Twilight, Krieg, and Hate Meditation). Last week Century Media released an unfortunate, but noble statement saying they will send records to anyone who got scammed by Blake's recent, fake, direct pre-order for the new Nachtmystium record ("the last album NACHTMYSTIUM has with Century Media Records"). Blake is known for never sending people orders, but yet he found more people to send him money. Read that statement in full below.
Now, Blake's long-time friend and bandmate Neill Jameson (Krieg, Twilight) has also had enough and wants the world to know his full story. It's a long, sad tale of being screwed over by a heroin addict again and again and again and again. It paints Blake as an even bigger liar and scumbag than the public knew. The whole thing is at Noisey. Here's an excerpt:
"I decided to do the third Twilight record [with Blake] simply because of the other musicians in the band. By this point, I was fed up with the Blake-circus-shitshow but went ahead anyway. The night before I was to fly out to record Blake called me in tears. He told me that the money that was sent to cover my expenses and my cut of the publishing advance (totaling around $1500) was gone. He told me that his wife had left him (no shit, Helen Keller saw that coming) after they got into a fight; He threw her and she broke her leg in several places. When he took her to the hospital they would only accept cash because they didn't have insurance. He fucking sobbed and said everyone in Chicago wanted to kill him and he couldn't leave his house and he hoped I didn't hate him. What the fuck was I supposed to do? I already had paid for the flight and was in the hole from the "tour" a few weeks before."Twilight is/was a supergroup that featured Blake and Neill along with Thurston Moore, Aaron Turner, Jef Whitehead (Leviathan), Stavros Giannopoulos (The Atlas Moth), and more. No wonder Thurston said black metal is "music made by pussies of the lowest order".
Century Media's recent statement below...
by Ian Chainey
The above pic was posted on Slayer's Instagram earlier in the week. Does it herald, as many expect, a new Slayer album in 2015? Is it the genesis of their pivotal post-Hanneman/Lombardo/Rubin album? Or is Kerry King just a huge Fraiser fan? I guess we'll let time decide.
At least we know Dave Lombardo isn't planning a Slayer comeback. He's more than content with his current project PHILM, telling Metal Hammer regarding a possible return to Slayer's drummer's stool: "No. That's it. I'm done now. I've got lots of other things on my plate and I now know that, when it comes to money, you don't have any friends in this business. I won't ever be going back." No friends in this business? Maybe my friend George Washington will change your mind! (Sorry, I need that back for the parking meter.)
Speaking of money, here's a name that might send shivers down the spine of your PayPal account: Blake Judd. The Nachtmystium frontman is again accused of making away with fans' money without delivering the merch. Whether or not there's any validity to the allegations, the Nachtmystium Facebook page is no more.
As for albums that have a good chance of finding your hands, Iron Maiden have embarked on a huge reissue project. Not only will their entire '80s run get repressed on vinyl, but the original singles are making their way back in print, too. Check out the details plus release schedule below along with a shot-for-shot LEGO remake of Maiden killing "The Wicker Man" from Rock in Rio. Everything is awesome.
Corrosion of Conformity will also be reissuing two of their albums on wax, 1991's Blind and 1994's breakout Deliverance. The band is set to hit the road with GWAR later this year.
For new stuff, the mighty Moss will be putting out an EP on the perfect date of October 31 via their own Stone Tapes. Check out "Carmilla (Marcilla)" below. The adventurous Manes have penciled in October 10 as the day for Be All End All through Debemur Morti. And Orange Goblin will add to the mountainous October pile of anticipated releases with the long-awaited Back From The Abyss, out on October 7 through Candlelight Records.
In live show notes, the first round of bands for Roadburn 2015 have been announced, tapping cowgoths Fields Of The Nephilim along with stoners Monolord and Electric Citizen. In other fest news, Housecore Horror Fest lost Satyricon and gained Napalm Death and Origin. Satyricon had to kill all of their US dates, so, alas, they will not be playing Knotfest.
If you were catching some High-A baseball action, you may have seen Exmortus shredding through "The Star-Spangled Banner." Sleepy Hollow has taught me that Francis Scott Key probably would've been like, "Hell yeah," before punching a demon in the face. History, man.
Finally, in more serious news, former Metal Maniacs editor Katherine Ludwig has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Metal Maniacs certainly helped school a generation of extreme metalheads before the Internet. Check out her Facebook page for more information including donations. Wishing her the best.
YOB's 'Clearing The Path To Ascend' artwork
Now that you're, ahem, fully briefed, let's recap all of the A/V transmissions.
Full albums first: YOB streamed the entirety of Clearing The Path To Ascend at Pitchfork (September 2, Neurot Recordings - preorder). And OSDMers Disinterred have put up Live at Vlamrock 2014 for 'name your price' at their Bandcamp. Stream the latter below.
For single tracks and videos, Opeth gave the audio of "Eternal Rains Will Come" a visual. Consult your doctor before taking all of the drugs. Anaal Nathrakh have unveiled "Idol" from Desideratum (October 28, Metal Blade - preorder). They'll be playing Maryland Deathfest 2015. Obituary are also showing off the first cut from Inked in Blood (October 28, Relapse - preorder). They'll be touring later this year with Death to All along with dates with Carcass. 1349 have stirred the pot for Massive Cauldron of Chaos and "Exorcism" spilled out (September 30, Season of Mist - preorder). And Old Wounds -- who are heading out on an Invisible Oranges presented tour -- dropped "Ritual" from Death Projection (September 16, Good Fight - preorder). Stream all of the tracks below.
Got it? Good. To shows we go:
TODAY (FRIDAY 8/29): Provided you're not following up on your dream last night where Crüe played, today is loaded. Mouth of the Architect, Set And Setting, So Hideous, and Hush are at the Acheron (tickets). Meanwhile, the Paper Box has the enormous bill of Foreign Sounds, Sol y Nieve, Red Stream, Inc, Krieg, Horrendous, Wastelander, Sacristy, Human Bodies, and Dweller In The Valley (tickets). For those that like it with a more traditional/thrash lean, there's Fantom Warior, Castrator, Sacrificial Blood, Devolving Messiah, and Maximum Oversatan at Saint Vitus (tickets).
SATURDAY (8/30): Okay, deep breath. Punk? You got it: Negative Approach, Agitätor, Go Deep, and Spewing Cum at the Grand Victory (tickets). Want a slightly more metallic edge? Modern Life Is War, Nothing, Give, and The Land of Blood & Sunshine at the Bowery Ballroom (tickets). But if you're here for metal -- and of course you are -- there's Dehumanized, Scaphism, Necroptic Engorgement, Corpse Hoarder, and Lethal Entity at the Acheron (tickets). More? Sure: Pentacle, Perversion, Mutant Supremacy, and Hypoxia at Saint Vitus (tickets). And if you you just need volume, J Mascis' psychedelic blues jam project Heavy Blanket play Union Pool's backyard in the afternoon for free.
Looking for late adds and dates ahead? NYC Metal Show Calendar has got you covered.
Let's talk IO: We dredged the new release lake in Upcoming Metal Releases. We had premieres from Falls of Rauros, Nightbringer, Sandworm, and Myopic. And we got our transcribed talk on with Austin Lunn of Panopticon and wrestler UltraMantis Black.
Alright, consider the decks cleared. What did we miss? What are your Labor Day Weekend plans? Let us know and catch the reams of streams, and other noted details below.
by Doug Moore
We were pretty confused/excited when indie rock figurehead Thurston Moore joined Chicagoan black metal supergroup Twilight (no, no glittery vampires involved) back in 2012. It's been a long wait since. The rest of their then-lineup went through the wringer, with both Blake Judd (Nachtmystium) and Jef "Wrest" Whitehead (Leviathan) dealing with legal issues and Aaron Turner (ISIS) folding his beloved Hydra Head label.
Twilight finally announced the details for III: Beneath Trident's Tomb, their forthcoming third album (and first with Thurston Moore), today. The bad news is that this album will be their last -- the band has already been "dissolved." Turner and Judd are out of the picture; it's easy to imagine that Judd was booted because of his recent troubles. Wrest has hung on, though, and performs bass, drums, and some vocals on the album. The rest of the lineup is rounded out by Moore (guitar/vox), Neill "Imperial" Jameson (Krieg) on vocals, Stavros Giannopoulos (The Atlas Moth) on guitar and vox, and Chicago sound guy extraordinaire Sanford Parker handling synths and electronics. The album will come out on March 18 via Century Media.
The really noteworthy bit here is the new track the band has posted -- "Lungs," which is both the album's leadoff cut and a total burner. The press release credits Wrest and Imperial with the composition, but man, if that noise-freakout intro isn't a dead ringer for a Sonic Youth part. (I hear shades of "100%" from Dirty.) The rest of the song is a pretty major departure from Twilight's past work, too -- it plows away in grubby, antagonistic noise rock fashion underneath a skein of layered harsh and clean vocals.
Thurston Moore also just listed his favorite songs of all time.
Stream "Lungs" and check out III: Beneath Trident's Tomb's track listing below...
Doomsday @ Union Pool -- 11/3/2012
After a stutter earlier this year, Wolvhammer played their first NYC show at Union Pool on Saturday with special guests Krieg and new project Doomsday (who have a new EP). The tour, part of a larger BrooklynVegan sponsored trek, concluded the day after with a show in Columbus, Ohio. Pictures from the Brooklyn show are in this post, and yes that's Jeff Wilson in the Chicago Tattooing Co shirt in all three bands. More below...
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
If you were wondering about the third band on the upcoming Wolvhammer / Krieg / Doomsday tour, you aren't alone. Doomsday is yet another project from Jeff Wilson, current mastermind behind Chrome Waves and also-guitar-player behind Wolvhammer. He'll be serving as a member of all three bands during said tour, and joining his Chrome Waves bandmate Bob Fouts for Doomsday, a new black metal project.
Chicago-based Doomsday is preparing to drop their debut EP on Disorder Recordings, a blasting whallop of a release that speeds along six songs in 20+ minutes and includes a cover of GG Allin favorite "I Kill Everything I Fuck." Currently slated for release on CD/digital on November 6, the EP's fury is evident in the first song to emerge from the LP, aptly titled "The Punishment" which makes its debut in this post.
Don't miss Doomsday when they hit the road this fall at the tour listed dates below (including 11/3 at Union Pool -tickets), and while your down there stream the new track, check out the album art and tracklisting as well.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Jeff Wilson of Wolvhammer att Saint Vitus (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Wolvhammer will head out on the road with Krieg and Doomsday for a set of Midwest/Northeast dates brought to you by BrooklynVegan. The tour is the band's first headlining stint East (excluding their planned and canceled dates with Dragged into Sunlight), and they kick off in Chicago (home base for Wolvhammer and Doomsday), eventually making a stop in NYC towards the end of their trek. Look for the trio to hit Union Pool on November 3. Tickets are on sale.
For the curious, Doomsday is another project for Bob Fouts (The Gates of Slumber) and Jeff Wilson (Wolvhammer) in addition to their Chrome Waves venture (who recently toured and played Saint Vitus).
All tour dates are listed below, along with the tour flyer and Wolvhammer live video.
Jeff Tandy, creator of the above photo, writes:
"I'm calling you out, Hunt-Hendrix! I'll be at Martyrdoom Fest in Brooklyn on June 30, 2012. I hate you. I hate what you do. Come down and we'll fight!... I will feed you all the Brooklyn sidewalk you can eat, HHH. I'll show you the side of black metal you don't have the fortitude or will to explore. Seriously, I will fuck you up."The above challenge was issued to the the Liturgy frontman in a Facebook group called "Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, come fight me." The creator, Jeff Tandy of Birth A.D., Averse Sefira and an ex-live member of Krieg, is not making his feelings about the Liturgy frontman secret, though it's hard to take the group completely seriously with photos like the one above. I hope it's not real though. Exerting your energy into bands you don't like takes away from finding bands that you do.
UPDATE: The Facebook group has been removed.
Though Jeff Tandy will be there, neither Jeff nor Hunter will be performing at the Martyrdoom Festival on June 30th at Public Assembly. Tickets are still available (no word on whether Hunter plans to attend).
"What a better way to celebrate Halloween then w/ a black metal show of epic proportions! Woe & Krieg" - Wren Leader
"I know nothing about either band, 'cept that
I just saw Woe & they killed" - AnUncontrollableUrge
Chris Grigg on stage with Woe
Woe frontman/Krieg drummer Chris Grigg did double duty late Saturday night, in the wee hours of Halloween, as Woe supported Krieg at Knitting Factory as part of the BrooklynVegan/Haunting The Chapel production that directly followed the AGE/Hellshock which concluded before 12. Pictures and video from the late show are in this post.
Both Krieg and Woe are touring in support of their new Candlelight LPs, The Isolationist and Quietly, Undramatically respectively. Both are out now and worth a listen.
More pictures and some video from the midnight black mass are below.
Chris Grigg at The Studio at Webster Hall with Woe (more by Samantha Marble)
This year, as the clock swings from devil's night to Halloween, BrooklynVegan and Haunting The Chapel will present a night of black metal with the return of Krieg and the fantastic Woe at Knitting Factory! The show takes place at 11:59PM on Saturday, October 30th directly after the previously discussed AGE/Hellshock show happening in the same venue that evening, and will be $5 to get in, or just $2 if you paid to see the show earlier that night. Tickets are on sale.
Both Krieg and Woe feature Chris Grigg (on drums and guitar/vox respectively) and both have new LPs on the way in October via Candlelight Records. The new Woe, Quietly, Undramatically, hits record stores on 10/12 while the new Krieg, The Isolationist, impacts 14 days later.
Neil Imperial of Krieg also logged hours on he latest Twilight (the band) record, and two of his Twilight band mates (Blake of Nachtmystium and Steve of The Atlas Moth) played The Studio at Webster Hall on 9/15.
In related BV-presented show news, a reminder that the Batillus and Kowloon Walled City tour kicks off tomorrow (9/18) at Cake Shop with Riff Cannon. The early show will have doors at 5PM and cost you $10.
Halloween show flyer (created by the uber-talented Sophie Penrose), and some videos below.
Scott Kelly of Neurosis (more here)
Every spring, every metalhead asks every other metalhead the same question:
"Are you going to Maryland Deathfest?"
For some, the answer to that question is about to get a little bit easier. Neurosis will headline one night of the 2011 festival alongside a killer, and previously announced lineup of Cripple Bastards, the recently reunited Exhumed, Exhorder, Hooded Menace, Machetazo, Impaled Nazarene, and many more. The show is one of only two confirmed Neurosis dates currently scheduled, with the second being the previously discussed Godspeed You Black Emperor-curated ATP show in Minehead.
Nightbringer is also confirmed to play MDF 2011, and the Colorado band (who recently dropped a four-way split and Apocalypse Sun on Ajna) is also scheduled to appear at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ on September 4th alongside Profanatica, Krieg, and Wehwalt.
Neurosis are releasing two albums on August 30th in celebration of the band's 25th anniversary: Live At Roadburn 2007 and a reissued and redesigned Enemy Of The Sun with new artwork by Josh Graham (whose band A Storm of Light is opening one of the TWO Sleep shows happening at Masonic Temple in Brooklyn). Neurosis drummer Jason Roeder is also part of Sleep's new live lineup.
MDF 2011 takes place from May 27th to the 30th at Sonar in Baltimore. Full MDF lineup, Neurosis live album art and tracklist, updated Sleep tour dates, and some video below....
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With Absu's new self-titled LP due only a few weeks away (Feb 24th), the band have announced their participation in CIII along with French black metallers Glorior Belli, Austin's Averse Sefira, and Sothis, including a date at BB Kings on June 21st! Tickets are currently on presale here and go on sale to the general public on March 5th. Glorior Belli recently dropped a preview of their upcoming album.
Funeral Mist, the black metal crew featuring Mortuus of Marduk, have announced their NEW album, Maranatha due on Norma Evangelium Diaboli (link NSFW) on Feb 23rd! Funeral Mist's last album, Salvation, was released in 2006. In related/as exciting news, Marduk have announced more dates for their previously reported US trek with Mayhem, Cattle Decapitation, Cephalic Carnage, and Withered including Irving Plaza on May 21! No ticket details as of yet, but we'll let you know when they surface. Full tour schedule below.
Javelina have announced the more details about their previously announced Sanford Parker-produced LP coming soon on Translation Loss. Their sophomore effort will include nine original tunes, as well as a Buzzov*en cover ("Whisky Fit") that will be featured on a upcoming tribute record (which will also feature contributions from Sourvein, Deadbird, Fistula, Kylesa, Zoroaster and many more). Look for the new record in late summer or early fall with song titles like "You're Going to Hate This", "Towers of Silence", "The Black Blizzard" and "Stepchild".
Grace of Landmine Marathon
Landmine Marathon have scheduled an East Coast tour including TWO nights in NYC! On April 13th, Grace and the boys will descend upon Lit Lounge (Precious Metal) backed by Wizardry and Seizure Crypt. Three days later (4/16), the band have set aside the day to play an additional show in Brooklyn... details are forthcoming. Landmine Marathon are also on board to play both the New England Hardcore & Metal Fest, as well as the Los Angeles Murderfest. Full tour schedule below. Speaking of Wizardry, the band will record their entire live show at Union Pool on Feb 25th for later release.
Pelican have signed with Southern Lord! The band is currently recording material at Red Room studios in Seattle for what will be their debut EP for the label. Look for the new material to be "heavier, darker and very riff-oriented," according to guitarist Trevor De Brauw. Pelican also announced a slew of tour dates with Tombs (none in NYC), including a stint with Wolves In The Throne Room that will bring the trio to SXSW as part of the Southern Lord showcase. WITTR have a new EP AND LP on the way, and recently dropped a live LP, Live at Roadburn.
Deathspell Omega's Veritas Diaboli Manet in Aeternum - Chaining the Katechon EP, culled from their split with S.V.E.S.T. is out NOW at Southern Lord, and if you were a fan of their last LP, I highly reccommend it. Also of note at Southern Lord: Wolves in The Throne Room's previously mentioned Malevolent Grain EP, the new and mega-rare Boris/Michio Kurihara Cloud Chamber LP (1500 total copies) as well as the Boris Vs. Choukoku - More Echoes, Touching Air Landscape reissue. WITTR's new album Black Cascade is due on Mar 31st.
Speaking of WITTR, Scion Rock Fest is a little more than two weeks away, and we have 10 PAIRS of tickets and 10 Josh Graham designed posters for giveaway. In the meantime, dig on the recently posted set times below (thx anon)!
As we originally reported in September, sunn o))) has a new album on the way that we THOUGHT was called Dimensions. Turns out, according to an interview with The Quietus, the new album is due in May, will be entitled Monoliths & Dimensions, and will feature Jessika Kenney, Eyvind Kang, as well as frequent contributors Oren Ambarchi, Attila Csihar (Mayhem) and Dylan Carlson (Earth). Check out the tracklisting below. Speaking of Stephen O'Malley, the previously discussed Aethenor record, Faking Gold & Murder is out NOW.
Napalm Death, Malkuth, Hellmouth, Cynic, Reverend Bizarre and more below...
by Black Bubblegum
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Woe on 1/7/08, photo by Scott Kinkade
The Ocean/Salome/Riff Cannon/Batillus edition of Brandon Stosuy (Pitchfork)'s Show No Mercy showcase at at Public Assembly isnt even here yet (that's on 2/15. Check out the Seldon Hunt flyer below), but we have already have word on some of the bands in the months to come, including Genghis Tron, Krieg, Tombs, Wetnurse, Villains, and Crucifier!
First up, March 1st, a scant two weeks after the Ocean/Salome rumble off, Show No Mercy turns the speed waaaaay up with the pairing of the black metal horde Krieg and Philly's Woe (others TBA). Krieg is the brainchild of Imperial, former member of Nachtmystium and Twilight, the defunct black metal super group that at one time featured Blake Judd (Nachtmystium), Malefic (Xasthur), Wrest (Leviathan, Lurker of Chalice), Hildolf (Draguar) and even, for a short time, Aaron Turner (Isis). Woe released the awesome A Spell For The Death Of Man, which is available for pay-what-you-want digital download.
Three weeks later (3/22) as part of a record release party for Paragon Records, Crucifier, will team up with Villains, Castevet, Nocnitsa, and Dimentianon. Crucifier are welcoming their new 10", Trampled Under Cloven Hooves and have posted a pair of MP3s for download... check out "The Funeral" and "When The Bough Breaks". Castevet are welcoming the Salt/Stones 7", which is available for pre-order here. Check out "Stones" from that 7" available for download above. The new Villains album, Lifecode of Decadence, is due "soon" on Nuclear War Now.
And finally, on April 12th, Genghis Tron will headline an eclectic night with Tombs and Wetnurse. Genghis Tron are also playing a show scheduled a few weeks before at Europa, with Converge/Coliseum/the entire Deathwish roster (not really) (tickets). Genghis Tron are also playing Coachella. Tombs will release their new album Winter Hours on Feb 17th. Wetnurse recently played The Charleston with Graf Orlock and Lewd Acts.
Woe and Tombs will team up on Feb 21st to play ABC No Rio with Black Anvil and Bastard Sapling. Later that same night, Tombs plays Death By Audio with Defeatist, Engineer & The Wayward. We interviewed Mike Hill of Tombs here.
"The costume smelled of many many many men, and beer, and scrotum, and more beer and MORE scrotes."
February 15th flyer below...