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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

September 2014

  • 21/09, O2 ABC - Glasgow, UK
    Anathema
  • 22/09, O2 Academy 2 Newcastle - Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
    Anathema
  • 23/09, Manchester Academy - Manchester, UK
    Anathema
  • 25/09, BLÅ - Oslo, Norway
    Shining
  • 25/09, The Slade Rooms - Wolverhampton, UK
    Anathema
  • 26/09, BLÅ - Oslo, Norway
    Shining
  • 26/09, KOKO - London, UK
    Anathema
  • 27/09, Thekla - Bristol, UK
    Anathema
  • 27/09, Carioca Club - São Paulo, Brazil
    Napalm Death
  • 27/09, Scene 37 - Horten, Norway
    Shining
  • 28/09, Talking Heads - Southampton, UK
    Anathema
  • 30/09, Kulturfabrik - Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg
    Anathema
  • 30/09, El Teatro Flores - Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Napalm Death

October 2014

  • 01/10, TRIX Centrum voor Muziek - Antwerp, Belgium
    Anathema
  • 02/10, Substage - Karlsruhe, Germany
    Anathema
  • 02/10, Eskulap - Poznan, Poland
    Behemoth
  • 02/10, Union Scene - Drammen, Norway
    Shining
  • 03/10, Palac Akropolis - Prague, Czech Republic
    Anathema
  • 03/10, Blaest - Trondheim, Norway
    Shining
  • 04/10, Mega Club - Katowice, Poland
    Behemoth
  • 04/10, Musiktheater Piano - Dortmund, Germany
    The Gathering
  • 05/10, Vive Cuervo Salón - Mexico City, Mexico
    Napalm Death
  • 05/10, Konzertfabrik Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
    Anathema
  • 05/10, Klub Eter (pod Kinem Helios) - Wrocław, Poland
    Behemoth
  • 06/10, Alcatraz - Milan, Italy
    Anathema
  • 08/10, Sala Apolo - Barcelona, Spain
    Anathema
  • 08/10, Fabryka - Krakow, Poland
    Behemoth
  • 09/10, Fabryka - Krakow, Poland
    Behemoth
  • 09/10, Trashpop Venue - Kristiansand, Norway
    Shining
  • 09/10, Sala Arena - Madrid, Spain
    Anathema
  • 10/10, Klub Stodoła - Warsaw, Poland
    Behemoth
  • 10/10, O2 Academy Bristol - Bristol, UK
    Opeth
  • 10/10, Studentersamfunnet Folken - Stavanger, Norway
    Shining
  • 10/10, Paradise Garage - Lisbon, Portugal
    Anathema
  • 11/10, Det Akademiske Kvarter - Bergen, Norway
    Shining
  • 11/10, Od Nowa - Torun, Poland
    Behemoth
  • 11/10, Roundhouse - London, UK
    Opeth
  • 11/10, Hard Club - Porto, Portugal
    Anathema
  • 12/10, Rock City - Nottingham, UK
    Opeth
  • 12/10, B90 - Gdansk, Poland
    Behemoth
  • 13/10, Metronum - Toulouse, France
    Anathema
  • 14/10, O2 ABC - Glasgow, UK
    Opeth
  • 14/10, Ninkasi Kao - Lyon, France
    Anathema
  • 15/10, Manchester Academy - Manchester, UK
    Opeth
  • 15/10, La Laiterie - Strasbourg, France
    Anathema
  • 16/10, Le Bataclan - Paris, France
    Anathema
  • 16/10, Parkbiografen - Skien, Norway
    Shining
  • 16/10, Musikkflekken - Sandvika, Norway
    Shining
  • 16/10, The Institute - Digbeth, UK
    Opeth
  • 17/10, 013 - Tilburg, Netherlands
    Anathema
  • 18/10, Martins Pub - Lillestrøm, Norway
    Shining
  • 18/10, Hsd Gewerkschaftshaus - Erfurt, Germany
    Anathema
  • 18/10, Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY, US
    Evoken
  • 19/10, Posthalle - Würzburg, Germany
    Anathema
  • 21/10, Szene Wien - Vienna, Austria
    Anathema
  • 23/10, Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL, US
    Pentagram
  • 23/10, F,Haus - Jena, Germany
    Taake
  • 23/10, A38 - Budapest, Hungary
    Anathema
  • 24/10, Live Music Hall - Cologne, Germany
    Opeth
  • 24/10, Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN, US
    Pentagram
  • 24/10, LKA-Longhorn - Stuttgart, Germany
    Opeth
  • 25/10, Live Music Hall - Cologne, Germany
    Opeth
  • 25/10, Exposition Park - Los Angeles, CA, US
    Shining
  • 25/10, Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids, MI, US
    Pentagram
  • 25/10, Progresja - Warsaw, Poland
    Anathema
  • 26/10, Huxley's Neue Welt - Berlin, Germany
    Opeth
  • 26/10, Klub Studio - Krakow, Poland
    Anathema
  • 27/10, Hala Orbita - Wrocław, Poland
    Anathema
  • 27/10, House of Blues - Cleveland, OH, US
    Pentagram
  • 28/10, Mr. Small's Theatre - Millvale, PA, US
    Pentagram
  • 29/10, Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD, US
    Pentagram
  • 29/10, Grünspan - Hamburg, Germany
    Anathema
  • 30/10, Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA, US
    Pentagram
  • 30/10, Postbahnhof - Berlin, Germany
    Anathema
  • 30/10, Vienna Arena - Vienna, Austria
    Opeth
  • 31/10, Arts Riot Studio - Burlington, VT, US
    Pentagram
  • 31/10, Theaterfabrik - Munich, Germany
    Opeth

November 2014

  • 01/11, Komplex 457 - Zürich, Switzerland
    Opeth
  • 01/11, Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY, US
    Pentagram
  • 01/11, Sticky Fingers - Gothenburg, Sweden
    Anathema
  • 02/11, The Met - Pawtucket, RI, US
    Pentagram
  • 03/11, Garage - Bergen, Norway
    Anathema
  • 03/11, Alcatraz - Milan, Italy
    Opeth
  • 04/11, Rockefeller - Oslo, Norway
    Anathema
  • 05/11, Klubben, Fryshuset - Stockholm, Sweden
    Anathema
  • 05/11, Le Bataclan - Paris, France
    Opeth
  • 06/11, Ancienne Belgique (AB) - Brussels, Belgium
    Opeth
  • 06/11, Teatro Feevale - Novo Hamburgo, Brazil
    Behemoth
  • 07/11, The Circus - Helsinki, Finland
    Anathema
  • 07/11, Heineken Music Hall - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Opeth
  • 07/11, John Bull Music Hall - Curitiba, Brazil
    Behemoth
  • 08/11, Große Freiheit 36 - Hamburg, Germany
    Opeth
  • 08/11, Pakkahoune - Tampere, Finland
    Anathema
  • 08/11, Carioca Club - São Paulo, Brazil
    Behemoth
  • 08/11, Südbahnhof - Chemnitz, Germany
    Napalm Death
  • 09/11, Store Vega - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Opeth
  • 09/11, Capitol - Hannover, Germany
    Napalm Death
  • 10/11, Pumpehuset - Lille Sal - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Anathema
  • 10/11, Schlachthof - Wiesbaden, Germany
    Napalm Death
  • 11/11, Bürgerhaus Stollwerck - Cologne, Germany
    Anathema
  • 11/11, Post Tenebras Rock - Lusine - Geneva, Switzerland
    Napalm Death
  • 11/11, Pakkahuone - Tampere, Finland
    Opeth
  • 12/11, TivoliVredenburg - Utrecht, Netherlands
    Anathema
  • 12/11, The Circus - Helsinki, Finland
    Opeth
  • 13/11, Matrix - Bochum, Germany
    Napalm Death
  • 14/11, Sentrum Scene - Oslo, Norway
    Opeth
  • 14/11, El Teatro Flores - Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Behemoth
  • 15/11, Münchenbryggeriet - Stockholm, Sweden
    Opeth
  • 20/11, Klubi - Tampere, Finland
    At the Gates
  • 21/11, Lutakko - Jyväskylä, Finland
    At the Gates
  • 22/11, Nosturi - Helsinki, Finland
    At the Gates
  • 22/11, Common Ground Coffeehouse, First Unitarian Society of Westchester - Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, US
    Old
  • 22/11, Klokgebouw - Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Napalm Death
  • 27/11, Trädgårn - Gothenburg, Sweden
    At the Gates
  • 28/11, Arenan, Fryshuset - Stockholm, Sweden
    At the Gates
  • 28/11, Electric Lady Land (エレクトリックレディランド) - Nagoya, Japan
    Napalm Death
  • 29/11, Kulturbolaget - Malmö, Sweden
    At the Gates

December 2014

  • 03/12, Riviera Theatre - Chicago, IL, US
    Opeth
  • 04/12, The Forum - London, UK
    At the Gates
  • 04/12, Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN, US
    Opeth
  • 05/12, Manchester Academy 2 - Manchester, UK
    At the Gates
  • 05/12, Sokol Auditorium - Omaha, NE, US
    Opeth
  • 06/12, The Garage - Glasgow, UK
    At the Gates
  • 06/12, Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO, US
    Opeth
  • 07/12, O2 Academy Birmingham - Birmingham, UK
    At the Gates
  • 07/12, The Oobleck - Birmingham, UK
    At the Gates
  • 08/12, The Warfield - San Francisco, CA, US
    Opeth
  • 08/12, The Globe - Cardiff, UK
    At the Gates
  • 09/12, Hollywood Palladium - Hollywood, CA, US
    Opeth
  • 09/12, The Forum - London, UK
    Behemoth
  • 10/12, Turock - Essen, Germany
    At the Gates
  • 10/12, O2 ABC - Glasgow, UK
    Behemoth
  • 10/12, Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ, US
    Opeth
  • 11/12, Academy - Dublin, Ireland
    Behemoth
  • 11/12, Markthalle - Hamburg, Germany
    At the Gates
  • 12/12, Eindhoven Metal Meeting - Eindhoven, Netherlands
    At the Gates
  • 12/12, O2 Academy Birmingham - Birmingham, UK
    Behemoth
  • 12/12, The Ballroom at Warehouse Live - Houston, TX, US
    Opeth
  • 12/12, O2 Academy Birmingham - Birmingham, UK
    Behemoth
  • 13/12, Manchester Academy - Manchester, UK
    Behemoth
  • 13/12, Gas Monkey Live! - Dallas, TX, US
    Opeth
  • 13/12, Conne Island - Leipzig, Germany
    At the Gates
  • 14/12, Vienna Arena - Vienna, Austria
    At the Gates
  • 15/12, The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA, US
    Opeth
  • 16/12, KiFF - Aarau, Switzerland
    At the Gates
  • 17/12, O2 Academy Bristol - Bristol, UK
    Shining
  • 17/12, The Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA, US
    Opeth
  • 17/12, Backstage - Munich, Germany
    At the Gates
  • 18/12, Terminal 5 - New York, NY, US
    Opeth
  • 18/12, TRIX Centrum voor Muziek - Antwerp, Belgium
    At the Gates
  • 19/12, Manchester Academy - Manchester, UK
    Shining
  • 19/12, Essigfabrik - Cologne, Germany
    At the Gates
  • 19/12, Palladium - Worcester, MA, US
    Opeth
  • 20/12, Postbahnhof - Berlin, Germany
    At the Gates
  • 20/12, Métropolis - Montreal, QC, Canada
    Opeth
  • 21/12, Kool Haus - Toronto, ON, Canada
    Opeth