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Oscillation - OH HIROSHIMA

When the term "post-rock" was first coined, the records it sought to describe were invariably of a groundbreaking nature: albums by SLINT, TORTOISE, BARK PSYCHOSIS and others purposefully abandoned the usual rules of rock 'n' roll in favor of a sustained quest to imagine guitar-based music as something else, something other. More than two decades ...

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ALCEST Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST

Paris, France-based post-black metal/shoegaze duo ALCEST has signed to Nuclear Blast Records. The band has entered Drudenhaus Studio in Nantes to record its sixth studio album for a late 2019 release. Founded in 2000 by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Neige and joined by drummer Winterhalter in 2009, ALCEST has become the pioneers of blackgaze, a unique ...

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BLACK ANVIL To Release 'Hail Death' In May

New York-based black metal crew BLACK ANVIL will release its third full-length album, "Hail Death", on May 27 via Relapse Records. The CD includes the stunning cover art of Metastazis (BEHEMOTH, ALCEST, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER). According to a press release, "Hail Death" is BLACK ANVIL's most epic and fully realized album to date. It's ...

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Swiss Extreme Metal Group SCHAMMASCH Signs With PROSTHETIC RECORDS

Prosthetic Records has announced the signing of the Basel, Switzerland-based extreme metal quartet SCHAMMASCH (aka Šamaš, the sun god from Akkadian / Babylonian mythology). The band's sophomore album, "Contradiction", will be released later in the year. The effort is described in a press release as "a sprawling, epic work over 85 minutes, presented with majestic ...

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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT To Curate 2014 ROADBURN Festival

Guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH has agreed to curate Roadburn Festival 2014 on Friday, April 11 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. As curator, Mikael will personally select the bands for his special event, and play a headline show with OPETH, too! OPETH's body of work is highly respected by ...

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FALLOCH Finalizes Lineup For Second Album

Glasgow, Scotland-based atmospheric, post-black metal band FALLOCH has issued the following update: "We're very pleased to announce that we have finalized our lineup for the next album. Taking over the vocals and second guitar position will be Tony Dunn. We are currently finishing off the writing for the second album and are planning to record ...

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SONIC REIGN To Release 'Monument In Black' In February

German black metallers SONIC REIGN will release their long-awaited second full-length album, "Monument In Black", on February 1, 2013 via Apostasy Records. The CD was recorded in 2011 and mastered by Markus Stock (SECRETS OF THE MOON, ALCEST, DORNENREICH) at Studio E. Also noteworthy is the contribution by Azathoth (ex-DARK FORTRESS, EUDAIMONY). He wrote a ...

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POSTHUM: New Song Available For Streaming

Norwegian atmospheric black metallers POSTHUM have signed to Indie Recordings for the release of their newest album, "Lights Out". The CD — which will be released on September 25 in North America (September 21 for Europe) — can be described as atmospheric and gloomy with a melancholic undertone, even though songs are more aggressive and ...

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POSTHUM: New Album Details Revealed

Norwegian atmospheric black metallers POSTHUM have signed to Indie Recordings for the release of their newest album, "Lights Out". The CD — which will be released on September 25 in North America (September 21 for Europe) — can be described as atmospheric and gloomy with a melancholic undertone, even though songs are more aggressive and ...

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KATATONIA Members Discuss Upcoming Tours (Video)

Video footage of vocalist Jonas Renkse and guitarist Per Eriksson of Swedish dark rockers KATATONIA discussing their forthcoming tours — the "Epic Kings & Idols" tour with DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT and PARADISE LOST; and the "Dead Ends Of Europe" tour with ALCEST and JUNIUS — can be seen below. KATATONIA's new album, "Dead End Kings", ...

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KATATONIA Announces European Tour With ALCEST, JUNIUS

Sweden's ultimate purveyors of dark rock/metal KATATONIA have announced dates for an extensive European tour in support of their forthcoming ninth album, "Dead End Kings", which hits stores in Europe on August 27 and in North America on August 28 through Peaceville Records. Support on the trek will come from French shoe-gazers ALCEST and Boston's ...

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VORKREIST To Release 'Sigil Whore Christ' In April

French black/death metallers VORKREIST, who feature in their ranks current and former members of HELL MILITIA, SECRETS OF THE MOON, BLACKLODGE, DIAPSIQUIR, GLORIOR BELLI, MERRIMACK and ANTAEUS, will release their fouth album, "Sigil Whore Christ", on April 24 in Europe and May 22 in North America via Agonia Records. The CD was recorded at Drudenhaus ...

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France's HELLFEST: More Acts Announced

MACHINE HEAD, CANNIBAL CORPSE, AMON AMARTH, DEVILDRIVER and EXODUS are among the confirmed bands for next year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place June 15-17, 2012 in Clisson, France. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ABORTED ACID KING ALCEST ALL FOR NOTHING ALL PIGS MUST DIE ALPHA TIGER AMENRA AMON AMARTH ANAAL ...

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GHOST Forced To Cancel U.S. Tour

Due to last-minute complications with securing their visas, Swedish heavy rockers GHOST will not be able to take part in the upcoming tour featuring ENSLAVED and ALCEST. GHOST cult leader "The Ghoul With No Name" (rumored to be REPUGNANT/SUBVISION's Tobias Forge, who takes the stage in the form of "a satanic pope") and his anonymous ...

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GHOST: Pro-Shot Footage From France's HELLFEST

Professionally filmed video footage of the mysterious Swedish buzz band GHOST's performance at this year's Hellfest, which took place June 17-19, 2011 in Clisson, France, can be seen below. GHOST will embark on its first-ever North American tour this fall following the group's crowd-pleasing U.S. promotional performances in Baltimore (at the Maryland Deathfest) and New ...

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FALLOCH's 'Where Distant Spirits Remain' Due In September

Based in Glasgow, Scotland, the duo known as FALLOCH is a growing glimmer on the atmospheric, post-black metal horizon. Andy Marshall and Scott McLean united out of a desire to create music that conveys atmosphere and emotion utilizing an expansive backdrop of styles and sounds. Metal, post-rock, folk, with minimalist composers Yann Tiersen and Arvo ...

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GHOST: Quality FORTAROCK Footage Available

Quality fan-filmed video footage of the mysterious Swedish buzz band GHOST's performance at the FortaRock festival, which was held July 2, 2011 at Park Brakkestein in Nijmegen, Holland, can be seen below. GHOST will embark on its first-ever North American tour this fall following the group's crowd-pleasing U.S. promotional performances in Baltimore (at the Maryland ...

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GHOST: Performance Footage From ROSKILDE FESTIVAL

Fan-filmed video footage of the mysterious Swedish buzz band GHOST's July 1, 2011 performance at Roskilde Festival in Roskilde, Denmark can be seen below. GHOST will embark on its first-ever North American tour this fall following the group's crowd-pleasing U.S. promotional performances in Baltimore (at the Maryland Deathfest) and New York City. GHOST cult leader ...

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GHOST: Performance Footage From SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Fan-filmed video footage of the mysterious Swedish buzz band GHOST performing the song "Ritual" at this year's edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, which was held June 8-11, 2011 in Slvesborg in southern Sweden, can be viewed below. GHOST will embark on its first-ever North American tour this fall following the group's crowd-pleasing U.S. promotional ...

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GHOST: First-Ever Video Interview Posted Online

Metal Injection was granted the first-ever video interview with the mysterious Swedish buzz band GHOST when the group performed at Webster Hall in New York City on June 1, 2011. The band discusses the message of its music, the apocalypse, getting the "thumbs up" from Fenriz of DARKTHRONE and more. The "ghouls" only agreed to ...

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GHOST To Tour North America With ENSLAVED, ALCEST

Mysterious Swedish buzz band GHOST will embark on its first-ever North American tour this fall following the group's crowd-pleasing U.S. promotional performances last week in Baltimore (at the Maryland Deathfest) and New York City. GHOST cult leader "The Ghoul With No Name" (a.k.a. REPUGNANT/SUBVISION's Tobias Forge, who takes the stage in the form of "a ...

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PRIMORDIAL Frontman Discusses Forthcoming Album

Irish dark metal masters PRIMORDIAL have finished recording their seventh studio album, "Redemption At The Puritan's Hand", with producer Chris Fielding (NAPALM DEATH, ELECTRIC WIZARD) for an April 26 release (three days earlier in Europe) via Metal Blade Records. Commented PRIMORDIAL vocalist Alan "Nemtheanga" Averill: "If I had to sum this album up, I would ...

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THE FLENSER To Release Debut From Animate Metal Sorcerers SEIDR

The avant-garde metal craftsmen at The Flenser have announced the signing of the unique entity SEIDR to the label's growing roster. SEIDR's debut full-length release, "For Winter Fire", is in its final stages of completion for the label and will be unveiled to the public in late spring. With only a handful of self-released demos ...

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PRIMORDIAL Frontman: New Album 'Won't Disappoint People'

Irish dark metal masters PRIMORDIAL are putting the finishing touches on their seventh studio album, "Redemption At The Puritan's Hand", with producer Chris Fielding (NAPALM DEATH, ELECTRIC WIZARD) for a tentative April release via Metal Blade Records. "Chris Fielding is awesome, as usual," PRIMORDIAL vocalist Alan "Nemtheanga" Averill told Decibel magazine. "He's learned a few ...

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PRIMORDIAL To Tour Europe With WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, ALCEST

Irish dark metal masters PRIMORDIAL are set to conquer Europe with their spiritual, mythological music-art. They will be supported by the U.S. classic metallers WHILE HEAVEN WEPT and the French circle of ALCEST. The dates are as follows: May 27 - Dessau, Germany - Metalfest Open Air Germany May 28 - Mining am Inn, Austria ...

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MERCENARY Confirmed For Next Year's METALFEST

Danish metallers MERCENARY have been confirmed for the German, Austrian and Swiss editions of the Metalfest, set to take place May 27-29, 2011. So far the following bands have been confirmed to appear next year: AMON AMARTH SABATON CRADLE OF FILTH ARCH ENEMY WINTERSUN SAXON AMORPHIS EQUILIBRIUM ENTOMBED SODOM WATAIN PRIMORDIAL RAGE EISREGEN DESTRUCTION ARKONA ...

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