Enslaved: new album soon… “we will record in Bergen before crossing the mountains eastwards to Örebro”

Black Metal veterans are preparing a new surprise for 2020. 

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Enslaved has released a note saying that they are preparing to enter in studio to record the successor of the marvelous album E making this subsequent one the 15th (!) album in their long career!  

The album is believed to be released still in 2020 or the beginning of 2021 (the former is more likely).

According to the note, they will record in two studios in Bergen/NO, then they will “cross the mountains eastwards” to master with the great Jens Bogren (Sepultura, Dimmu Borgir, Kreator, Borknagar) in Örebro, Sweden.

There is no title to the new opus though. But this album marks the first one with the great drummer Iver Sandøy. More news coming soon.

Meanwhile you can read the entire note that was released on Facebook below:

“The days are growing darker in the Northern hemisphere – and Bergen is covered in a blanket of frost. This sets the scene as we have entered the studio to record the new Enslaved album. Since our last album, we have a “new” drummer – in quotation marks, since Iver has been with us behind the scenes for more than a decade. Together with me (Ivar Bjørnson and Grutle Kjellson) he constitutes the production team on this new album – and as before we will record in Bergen in Duper Studio and next door at Iver‘s
Solslottet Studio . Before crossing the mountains eastwards to Örebro into Fascination Street Studios where Jens Bogren will handle the mix.
The new material I feel is very powerful. The ENSLAVED signature is there, but there is a wild drive and a level of energy that makes me extremely excited. All five members have poured their dedication and souls into the preparations, and there are new sides to the band shown that will elevate this album.” – Ivar Bjørnson

 


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After the passing of Baron Blood, Necromantia will be no more.

They are going to disband after a last release.

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According to THE MAGUS (Magus Wampir) of the almighty Necromantia, after the sudden death of Baron Blood, Necromantia will be no more.

The intention is to release one final tribute in a form of an EP in 2020 (date unknown) as a way of homage to the late Baron Blood who contributed to all Necromantia releases.

It is fair enough since some people in some line-ups cannot and should not be substituted, and Baron Blood was one of these persons.

Baron Blood passed away last week for a heart attack (read the news here) prompting The Magus to take this sad but sage decision.

Read the announcement on the band’s Facebook page:

ANNOUNCEMENT
“There will be a final recording of NECROMANTIA in 2020. It will be an EP entitled “Baron Blood”. I do not know how many songs, 2 or 3. It will be a final tribute to Baron Blood for his spirit and restless soul. Afterwards NECROMANTIA will be officially disbaned, therefore there will be no more releases or re-releases beyond Decamber 31, 2020. After this date NECROMANTIA will be no more”
The Magus

Apart of Necromantia, The Magus also is part of Thou Art Lord with Necromayhem (aka Sakis Tolis) from the famous Rotting Christ. So we hope to hear something from them in the near future as the band is active.


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Sad news for Black Metal: Today, Baron Blood from Necromantia passed away.

The Necromantia 8-string genius is said to be dead by heart attack.

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Today, the sad news is that a genius behind the one of the most respected hordes from Greece is dead. Makis aka Baron Blood, 8-string bassist and keyboardist of Necromantia died today of an allegedly hard attack leaving a legacy of pure black metal alongside his bandmate and Necromantia‘s mastermind Magus Wampyr or simply The Magus

Said the Magus on the band’s official account

This is a sad day for NECROMANTIA.
Baron Blood left this world. His soul now roams free to other wolds (SIC) and dimensions. His spirit will live forever in our hearts and his music will remind us what a great artist he was….ride free my friend…
The Magus

The original post is as it follows.  Check it out on the page: https://www.facebook.com/necromantiaband
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Alongside his idiosyncratic way to play bass (listen to his personal mark in the classic Necromantia album Crossing The Fiery Path) Makis also was sound engineer for the Naer Mataron‘s album 2005 album Discipline Manifesto and Soulskinner‘s 2003 debut album Breeding the Grotesque. He also made stints in the very same album as a bass-player alongside Bill Zobolas and Gothmog (both from Thou Art Lord that has his Necromantia‘s bandmate The Magus and Sakis Tolis from renowned black metallers Rotting Christ.)

Before Soulskinner he played with the very same formation in the band Terra Tenebrae that changed name. 

He played in all releases from the almighty Necromantia. Other personal information cannot be reached by Dark Souls United.


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Abbath, Obituary, Midnight and Devil Master joining forces for North American Tour.

Another video made by Balázs Gróf announces the Obituary North American Tour with Abbath!

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Obituary announced in a better manner possible the union of Black and Death Metal acts touring throughout United States and Canada this Fall.

The event has the support of Hells Headbangers, Relapse and Season of Mist.

For those who don’t know: Midnight is extreme Black Speed Metal from Ohio and Devil Master is a Horror Black Metal band from Philly, Pennsylvania.

The classic Norwegian Black Metal act Abbath appears in the crazy world of Obituary. a member of Obituary (Kenny Andrews) seems to be confusing Abbath with the Swedish pop from seventies Abba. The director of the video is Balázs Gróf who have worked on previous animated Obituary videos before… 

See the video below:

 

The dates are as it follows (heads up, some are SOLD OUT!)

Oct 03 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
Oct 04 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Oct 05 Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre
Oct 06 Queens, NY @ Thrasher Magazine x Vans Death Match
Oct 08 Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater
Oct 09 Denver, CO @ Sumit
Oct 10 Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
Oct 11 St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
Oct 12 Joliet, IL @ The Forge
Oct 13 Madison, WI @ Sylveee
Oct 15 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
Oct 17 Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix
Oct 18 Montreal, QC @ The Corona Theatre
Oct 19 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Oct 20 Providence, RI @ The Strand
Oct 21 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Oct 23 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Oct 24 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
Oct 25 Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre

Complete information:

https://www.facebook.com/events/549763572226371/

Pages on Facebook:

Obituary
Abbath
Midnight
Devil Master


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California: ARE YOU READ FOR NEVER SURRENDER FEST VOL. II?

The brutality is reaching Oakland this October.

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So you think you like and enjoy the most brutal metal available… okey dokey but let me tell ya, if you don’t know any band from the Never Surrender fest Vol II that is going to take place in Oakland/CA on October 19-20, 2019 at Oakland Metro Operahouse you are none the wiser.

The most aggressive bands from planet earth like MORBOSIDAD, GRAVE UPHEAVAL, BLACK WITCHERY, UNAUSSPRECHLICHEN KULTEN will be present destroying every inch of decibels and leaving only a vacuum of senseless noise in their wake.

Formerly known as Nuclear war Now! Fest and held in Berlin, this year NWN! joined forces with Iron Bonehead (a force to be reckoned with) and each label will present 8 bands, 16 in total, plus an extra day on October 18th.

Information about the time of each band and links to buy your ticket are available below!

***SATURDAY OCT 19TH***

Doors: 3:00 PM

EOSPHOROS (USA): 04:00 PM – 04:40 PM
BYYRTH (USA): 05:10 PM – 05:50 PM
MORBOSIDAD (USA): 06:20 PM – 07:00 PM
BLUE HUMMINGBIRD ON THE LEFT (USA): 07:30 PM – 08:15 PM
BONE AWL (USA): 08:45 PM – 09:30 PM
TEMPLE NIGHTSIDE (AUSTRALIA): 10:00 PM – 10:45 PM
UNAUSSPRECHLICHEN KULTEN (CHILE): 11:15 PM – 12:00 AM
BLACK WITCHERY (USA): 12:30 AM – 01:30 AM

 

***SUNDAY OCT 20TH***

Doors: 3:00 PM

ORDER OF THE NAMELESS ONES (USA): 04:00 PM – 04:40 PM
CEMETERY LIGHTS (USA): 05:10 PM – 05:50 PM
HOUSE OF ATREUS (USA): 06:20 PM – 07:00 PM
SIEGE COLUMN (USA): 07:30 PM – 08:15 PM

VOLAHN (USA): 08:45 PM – 09:30 PM
GRAVE UPHEAVAL (AUSTRALIA): 10:00 PM – 10-45 PM
ANTEDILUVIAN (CANADA): 11:15 PM – 12:00 AM
BLACK CILICE (PORTUGAL): 12:30 AM – 01:30 AM

MORE INFO:
www.nwnprod.com
www.facebook.com/pages/Nuclear-War-Now-Productions/114864651994141
www.ironbonehead.de
www.facebook.com/IronBoneheadProductions  

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Mayhem announces new album, artwork, date of release and tour.

The inventors of Norwegian Black Metal are coming back with Damon

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The lengendary Mayhem (The True Mayhem for some) is about to release their sixth studio album called Daemon that is set to be released on October 25th 2019. With the incredible artwork by the artist Daniel Valeriani (who made covers for bands such as Dark Funeral, Grafvitnir and Mysticum), production of the Swedish Necromorbus (Tore Gunnar Stjerna), ex-drummer for Funeral Mist and owner of Necromorbus Studio based in Stockholm, and the same line-up that recorded the 2014 Esoteric Warfare and De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive (2016). Necrobutcher (bass), Hellhammer (drums), Attila Csihar (vocals), Teloch (guitars) and Ghul (guitars).

They are promising something really new and different as the previous albums following the purest Mayhem tradition to repeat themselves.

No single was release as of yet. 

The album will have ten songs and it is going be released by Century Media Records.

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The tracking list is as it follows:

  1. The Dying False King
  2. Agenda Ignis
  3. Bad Blood
  4. Malum
  5. Falsified and Hated
  6. Aeon Daemonium
  7. Worthless Abomination Destroyed
  8. Daemon Spawn
  9. Of Worms and Ruins
  10. Invoke the Oath

Mayhem is also going to perform a long tour until the end of the year and the dates are in the flyer below.

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Halloween real horror: Bestial Warlust is back but for one gig only!

Nothing to do on this Halloween? What about a date with SATAN HIMSELF?

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Arguably one of the most satanic bands of all time, Bestial Warlust is back, but for one gig only in Melbourne, Australia. The support band is none less than the brutalists of Cemetery Urn.

This is what I call a hell on Earth or even an apocalyptic event.

Tickets aren’t for sale as of yet. But heads up: once they are, they aren’t! The search for it will be intense since die-hards for whole world will go down under to see this unique event that (to add insult to injury) will be performed by the original line-up. How primitive a show can get?

Bestial Warlust was formed in 1990 in Victoria under the name of Corpse Molestation and recorded a couple of demos back then. But, three years later they were renamed Bestial Warlust and recorded the seminal satanic war metal opus called Vengeance War ’till Death in the same year.

Along with Blasphemy (who recorded their sophomore album, Gods of war in the same year), Beherit and their countrymen of Sadistik Exekution, they help pioneer the Bestial Black Metal style (when even the boys in Norway were just… eh… boys) propagating chaos and terror worldwide.

They recorded another album (Blood & Valour), and then the band called it quits in 1997.

Their importance proved to be lasting and that’s why, 26 years after, one cannot lose this satanic date which will be on All Hallows Eve, on Croxton Hotel, Thornbury.

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