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12/12/12

Mysticum

'In the Streams of Inferno' CD/DVD coming February 25th

One of the pioneering industrial black metal forces to emerge in the early 90's, Mysticum brought to the world a completely unique brand of extreme & psychedelic discordant black metal with insane drum machine patterns & synths. They were originally signed to Euronymous' Deathlike Silence Productions label, such was his belief in the band (Mysticum even featured Hellhammer from Mayhem in their line-up for a brief period). However, this venture proved to be cut short following his death, forcing Mysticum to look elsewhere for the release of their eventual debut album, 'In the Streams of Inferno', finally surfacing in 1996. 

A perfect concoction of cold, primitive 
black metal & forward-thinking ideas from an act unafraid to push boundaries, the hell of 'In the Streams of Inferno' has had a lasting & profound impact on many since 1996. For this release, the album has now had some extensive remastering work courtesy of Tom Kvålsvoll at Strype Studios in Oslo to give a better representation of the sound the band initially intended, & includes 2 bonus songs. The packaging also contains new artwork made in close association with the band to fully reflect their intended vision, plus liner notes & additional lyrics.

This edition of ‘In the Streams of Inferno’ also includes a bonus DVD containing two live shows from 1996. ‘Grotten’, in Asker, Norway has until now been totally unknown to the masses except for the few that were present at the show. The other show is the more well-known Bradford, UK set from Mysticum’s European tour with Marduk & Gehenna. Overall both gigs give a great glimpse into the pure atmosphere & intensity of this cult act, & a must for all fans.
’In the Streams of Inferno’ will also be released on vinyl.

Unifying the core trio of Herr General Cerastes, Svartravn & Mean Malmberg in late 2011, Mysticum have commenced work on their follow-up album, ’Planet Satan’, to be released 2013 on Peaceville Records.
 

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12/12/12

Darkthrone

'The Underground Resistance' - the new album coming February 2013

Norwegian legends Darkthrone have completed work on their latest album 'The Underground Resistance', which is set for release on Peaceville Records on February 25th.

‘The Underground Resistance’ is Darkthrone’s latest venture through the metal cosmos, & first new album since the 2010 opus ‘Circle the Wagons’. A continuation of the free-spirited metallic lands the duo of Fenriz & Nocturno Culto have been roaming for a long time, ‘The Underground Resistance’ contains Darkthrone’s trademark masterful riffing in a broad range of styles, effortlessly bounding through the annals of classic metal, taking in thrash, speed & black metal, & not forgetting a dose of Punk. All in all a ferocious & dynamic set of tracks drenched in Fenriz’s & Nocturno’s rich & diverse tastes in all things metal, primarily those rooted firmly in the spirit of the 80’s. 6 tracks long, & every one an epic in itself, this is undoubtedly Darkthrone’s strongest outing of late.

‘The Underground Resistance’ was written & recorded spring 2010 to summer 2012 at Necrohell 2 studios by the band themselves. The album was mastered by Jack Control at Enormous Door, Texas USA. Cover artwork also comes courtesy of the iconic & celebrated artist Jim Fitzpatrick.

“3 songs each, Ted's are flown from the universe of metal with his strongest voice ever so far. Songs of mine are torn from the wombs of the riders of rohan of metal; safely cradled in 1985 style”  – Fenriz, December 2012
Darkthrone began life in the late 80’s as a thrash/death metal act & progressed through technical death/doom metal experimentation to become legends of the black metal world & one of the original leading bands of the Norwegian scene, as well as inspiring a whole generation of metal bands.

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01/11/12

Cradle Of Filth

Dani discusses the genesis & core influences of the band

Click here for a new video blog with Dani discussing influences & the band's sound, cultural influences, & their long & fruitful career.

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31/10/12

Isengard

'Hostmorke' vinyl pressing available this December

The classic & much sought after 'Hostmorke' album will be released on 180gm vinyl on December 3rd & can be pre-ordered HERE.

1995's 'Hostmorke', was the second Isengard album by Darkthrone's Fenriz, and featured a continuation of Norwegian folk elements mixed with some doom, (plus black metal tracks), with all instruments once again performed by Fenriz himself.

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29/10/12

Katatonia

The classic 'Brave Murder Day' coming to vinyl November 26th

Katatonia’s legendary second album, ‘Brave Murder Day’, will be released on heavyweight black vinyl through Peaceville Records on November 26th. Pre-order here.

Originally released in 1996, ‘Brave Murder Day’ is a true metal classic of the doom/death genre. The hypnotic & primitive structures and melodies lend the album an unparalleled trance-like quality, taking an early Paradise Lost influence (mixed with other diverse artists such as Kent and Slowdive) and forming a completely unique sound and atmosphere.

The majority of the vocal duties were carried out in his signature death-growl style by Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth, while Jonas Renkse delivered clean vocals on the ethereal track, ‘Day’, as well as handling drum duties on the album.

‘Brave Murder Day’ was recorded at Unisound, Sweden, in July 1996, and was engineered by Dan Swanö (Opeth, Marduk, etc).

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Live Dates

April 2014

  • 24/04, Agora Theatre & Ballroom - Cleveland, OH, US
    Behemoth
  • 24/04, Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA, US
    Shining
  • 25/04, The Glass House - Pomona, CA, US
    Shining
  • 25/04, Kingston Downs - Rome, GA, US
    Mayhem
  • 25/04, House of Blues - Chicago, IL, US
    Behemoth
  • 26/04, The River Club Music Hall - Scituate, MA, US
    The Gathering
  • 26/04, The Backstage at Championship Bar - Trenton, NJ, US
    The Provenance
  • 26/04, Skyway Theatre - Minneapolis, MN, US
    Behemoth
  • 27/04, Garrick Centre - Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    Behemoth
  • 27/04, Circo Volador - Mexico City, Mexico
    Shining
  • 29/04, Mac Hall - Calgary, AB, Canada
    Behemoth
  • 30/04, Cycle Club - Florence, Italy
    Taake
  • 30/04, Union Hall - Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Behemoth

May 2014

  • 01/05, ByScenen - Haugesund, Norway
    Katatonia
  • 02/05, Motion - Bristol, UK
    Gehenna
  • 02/05, Motion - Bristol, UK
    Doom
  • 02/05, Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Behemoth
  • 02/05, Avalon - Hollywood, CA, US
    Mayhem
  • 02/05, Vox Warehouse - Leeds, UK
    Napalm Death
  • 03/05, Studio Seven - Seattle, WA, US
    Behemoth
  • 03/05, Unknown venue - Bristol, UK
    Doom
  • 05/05, El Plaza Condesa - Mexico City, Mexico
    Behemoth
  • 08/05, Biebob - Vosselaar, Belgium
    Katatonia
  • 08/05, Le Ferrailleur - Nantes, France
    Taake
  • 09/05, Le Tetris - Le Havre, France
    Napalm Death
  • 09/05, Divan du Monde - Paris, France
    Taake
  • 09/05, P60 - Amstelveen, Netherlands
    Katatonia
  • 10/05, Clubzal - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 10/05, Unknown venue - Kuurne, Belgium
    Aura Noir
  • 10/05, The Garage - London, UK
    Taake
  • 10/05, Christuskirche - Bochum, Germany
    Katatonia
  • 11/05, Sound Control - Manchester, UK
    Taake
  • 11/05, The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA, US
    Pentagram
  • 11/05, Freiheiz - Munich, Germany
    Katatonia
  • 11/05, The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA, US
    Pentagram
  • 11/05, Les 4 Ecluses - Dunkirk, France
    Napalm Death
  • 11/05, Dance Hall Magnit - Murmansk, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 12/05, Passionskirche Kreuzberg - Berlin, Germany
    Katatonia
  • 13/05, Underground - Vladivostok, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 13/05, Schüür - Luzern, Switzerland
    Katatonia
  • 13/05, 013 - Tilburg, Netherlands
    Taake
  • 14/05, Les Docks - Lausanne, Switzerland
    Katatonia
  • 14/05, Velinaco - Khabarovsk, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 15/05, Divan du Monde - Paris, France
    Katatonia
  • 16/05, Union Chapel - London, UK
    Katatonia
  • 16/05, Helvete Metal Club - Oberhausen, Germany
    Taake
  • 16/05, Union Chapel - London, UK
    Katatonia
  • 16/05, Knockdown Center - Queens, NY, US
    Napalm Death
  • 16/05, Megapolis - Irkutsk, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 16/05, Knockdown Center - Queens, NY, US
    Napalm Death
  • 17/05, Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK
    Katatonia
  • 17/05, Havana - Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 18/05, Effenaar Grote Zaal - Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Mayhem
  • 18/05, Fakel - Tomsk, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 19/05, Otdych - Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 21/05, Electric Ballroom - London, UK
    Mayhem
  • 22/05, Unknown venue - Baltimore, MD, US
    Taake
  • 23/05, Unknown venue - Örebro, Sweden
    Pentagram
  • 23/05, Zvezda - Samara, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 23/05, Unknown venue - Örebro, Sweden
    Pentagram
  • 24/05, Chinese Laundry - Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Mayhem
  • 24/05, Küçükçiftlik Park - Istanbul, Turkey
    Pentagram
  • 25/05, Glavclub - Moscow, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 26/05, Strike Arena - Krasnodar, Russian Federation
    Behemoth
  • 28/05, Yunost - Kiev, Ukraine
    Behemoth
  • 29/05, T.T. the Bear's Place - Cambridge, MA, US
    Unholy
  • 31/05, Goffert Park - Nijmegen, Netherlands
    Behemoth
  • 31/05, Out&loud Festival - Geiselwind, Germany
    Behemoth
  • 31/05, Islington Assembly Hall - London, UK
    Anathema

June 2014

  • 06/06, Zeppelinfeld - Nuremberg, Germany
    Opeth
  • 06/06, Café Central - Weinheim, Germany
    Napalm Death
  • 09/06, PPC - Graz, Austria
    Napalm Death
  • 11/06, Unknown venue - Copenhagen, Denmark
    My Dying Bride
  • 12/06, The Assembly - Leamington Spa, UK
    Anathema
  • 13/06, Race Course - Donnington, UK
    Anathema
  • 14/06, Avenue of the Saints - Indianola, IA, US
    Mayhem
  • 15/06, Gloucester Cathedral - Gloucester, UK
    Anathema
  • 20/06, Val De Moine - Clisson, France
    Opeth
  • 20/06, Unknown venue - Clisson, France
    Opeth
  • 20/06, Unknown venue - Clisson, France
    Paradise Lost
  • 20/06, Site Du Hellfest - Clisson, France
    Shining
  • 20/06, Hellfest - Clisson, France
    Behemoth
  • 20/06, Site Du Hellfest - Clisson, France
    Behemoth
  • 20/06, Hellfest - Clisson, France
    Enslaved
  • 20/06, Site Du Hellfest - Clisson, France
    Gehenna
  • 21/06, Unknown venue - Montebello, QC, Canada
    Cradle Of Filth
  • 22/06, Site Du Hellfest - Clisson, France
    Opeth
  • 23/06, Plateia Nerou - Athens, Greece
    Behemoth
  • 27/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Candlemass
  • 27/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Napalm Death
  • 27/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Paradise Lost
  • 27/06, Festivalpark Stenehei - Dessel, Belgium
    Enslaved
  • 27/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Paradise Lost
  • 27/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Opeth
  • 27/06, Unknown venue - Dessel, Belgium
    Enslaved

July 2014

  • 01/07, Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY, US
    Evoken
  • 04/07, With Full Force Festival - Roitzschjora, Germany
    Behemoth
  • 10/07, Ungdommens Hus - Fredericia, Denmark
    Aura Noir
  • 10/07, Unknown venue - Vizovice, Czech Republic
    Behemoth
  • 11/07, Unknown venue - Erfurt, Germany
    Pentagram
  • 12/07, Poble Espanyol - Barcelona, Spain
    Anathema
  • 12/07, Poble Espanyol - Barcelona, Spain
    Opeth
  • 15/07, VEGA - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Pentagram
  • 17/07, Unknown venue - Tønsberg, Norway
    Opeth
  • 17/07, Slottsfjell - Tønsberg, Norway
    Opeth
  • 17/07, Unknown venue - Nordfjordeid, Norway
    Opeth
  • 17/07, BLÅ - Oslo, Norway
    Pentagram
  • 18/07, Unknown venue - Jarocin, Poland
    Anathema
  • 19/07, Loreley Amphitheater - Sankt Goarshausen, Germany
    Anathema
  • 20/07, De Boerderij - Zoetermeer, Netherlands
    Anathema
  • 20/07, Unknown venue - Tolmin, Slovenia
    Opeth
  • 31/07, Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany
    Behemoth
  • 31/07, Unknown venue - Wacken, Germany
    Behemoth