Tuesday, 19 February 2019

BELPHEGOR - European Tour final dates announced!

BELPHEGOR
COUNTRY: AUSTRIA
GENRE: DIABOLICAL DEATH BLACK METAL ART



EUROPE UNDER BLACK DEATH METAL FIRE TOUR BOOKED!
[2019.02.19]

European death/ black machine BELPHEGOR and Suffocation have teamed up for a Co-Headlining European tour with special guests God Dethroned and supporting acts Nordjevel and DarkRise. Today the last two dates have been added.

The band comments: "With pleasure, we announce our return to Paris in France at Glazart 14th April and Slovenia in Kranj at Subart venue 27th April."

BELPHEGOR + SUFFOCATION + GOD DETHRONED + NORDJEVEL + DARKRISE
04.04.2019 - GER - Ludwigsburg,
Rockfabrik
05.04.2019 - GER - Essen, Turock
06.04.2019 - UK - Glasgow, Lords Of The Land *
07.04.2019 - GER - Hamburg, Kulturpalast
09.04.2019 - GER - Osnabrück, Bastard Club
10.04.2019 - HOL - Rotterdam, Baroeg
11.04.2019 - HOL - Alkmaar, Victorie
13.04.2019 - HOL - Enschede, Metropool
14.04.2019 - FR - Paris, Glazart
15.04.2019 - UK - London, The Underworld Camden
16.04.2019 - LUX - Esch-Sur-Alzette, Kulturfabrik ***
17.04.2019 - CH - Genf, L’Usine
18.04.2019 - CH - Luzern, Schüür
19.04.2019 - GER - Mannheim, MS Connexion
20.04.2019 - GER - Zwickau, Seilerstrasse
21.04.2019 - CZ - Brno, Melodka
23.04.2019 - RO - Bucharest, Quantic Club
24.04.2019 - RO - Cluj Napoca, Form Space
25.04.2019 - CZ - Ostrava, Barrak Club
26.04.2019 - HU - Budapest, Dürer Kert **
27.04.2019 - SLO - Kranj, Subart
28.04.2019 - AT - Graz, Explosiv
30.04.2019 - ITL - Ciampino (Rm), Orion Club
01.05.2019 - ITL - Paderno Dugnano (Mi), Slaughter Club
02.05.2019 - GER - Munich, Backstage

* - only Belphegor ** - no God Dethroned *** - no Nordjevel


'BAPHOMET' – OFFICIAL VIDEO!
Uncensored: www.vimeo.com/234694061 
Censored: www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyDaEXtnYIo




BOOKING INFO!
Headquarters: belphegor@aon.at


MORE ABOUT THE BAND AT THIS LINKS:
OFFICIAL SITE: HTTP://WWW.BELPHEGOR.AT 
YOUTUBE CHANNEL: HTTP://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/USER/BELPHEGORBAND 
FACEBOOK PROFILE: HTTP://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/BELPHEGOR 

BAND CONTACT: BELPHEGOR@AON.AT 
BOOKING CONTACT [EU]: BELPHEGOR@AON.AT 
BOOKING CONTACT [NORTH AMERICA]: STEPH@CONTINENTAL-CONCERTS.US

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ABYSSIC - High the Memory - [2019] - Album Review by NPH - Rate 9,5/10

ABYSSIC
COUNTRY: NORWAY
GENRE: DOOM/DEATH METAL

ALBUM REVIEW: HIGH THE MEMORY [2019]



Artwork by Mitchell Nolte

ABYSSIC - "HIGH THE MEMORY" - 2019 | Tracklist:
01 - Adornation | 8:12
02 - High The Memory | 20:39
03 - Transition Consent | 12:39
04 - Where My Pain Lies | 20:38
05 - Dreams Become Flesh | 15:12

[Release Date: 2019-02-22]

ORDER CD, LP & MERCH:
https://osmoseproductions-label.com/abyssic-high-the-memory-2019/


RECORDING LINEUP:
Memnock - Vocals, Contrabass
Elvorn - Guitars
Andre Aaslie - Keys, Orchestration
Tjodalv - Drums
Makhashanah - Bass, Additional Vocals

PRODUCTION/RECORDING:
Produced
and recorded* at Strand Studio (Susperia, Insidious Disease, Chrome Division, The Wretched End, etc.) by Marius Strand
*
Vocals recorded at Vi Lager Skiver Av Det Andre Hiver Studio




ABYSSIC - High the Memory - 2019 - Osmose Productions
Genre: Doom Death Metal

"(...)Samael, Satana, Lucifer
Abisao, Satrina, Tatrota
Picthca, Abito, Abospro

Light bearer guide me!
Morning star Save me!

Men long for your flesh, show him the way to fall from grace. (...)"
| Abyssic
| High the Memory | Adornation

THE BAND AND NEW ALBUM:
Under an Apocalyptic dark moon and out from the darkest pits of Norwegian mysticism emerge Abyssic, a legion of veteran extreme metal wizards who have forged a true memorable doom/death metal piece of art, a colossal Monolith by the title of "High the Memory"! Embrace a journey beyond the realms of death and human memory in an atmospheric landscape of colossal orchestrations, tormenting dark melodies in a turmoil of vivid emotions. An astonishing symphonic experience of obscure funeral doom and death metal combined with some old-fashioned Norwegian black metal and a touch of sophisticated progressive rock from the 70's.

Abyssic
, the Bringers of Doom,  have been founded by experienced and well-known musicians on Norwegian extreme metal scene, they are Memnock (Susperia, ex-Old Man's Child), Elvorn (Susperia) and André Aaslie (Funeral, Images At Twilight, Gromth & Profane Burial) together with Asgeir Mickelson (Ex-Borknagar, Ihsahn) they recorded the impressive debut album "A Winter's Tale" [Osmose Productions] in February 2016. Later in 2016 Tjodalv (Susperia, Ex-Dimmu Borgir, Old Man`s Child) and Makhashanah (aka Henriette Bordvik) (Asagraum (Live), Ex-Sirenia) joined the band to complete their actual line-up!

"High the Memory" is an orchestral doom/death metal epic monumental piece of close to 80 minutes length! Yes, you read it right! This album is a both dark and sinister piece of art in all its duration! Such gracious creation was only possible by the experienced crafting hands of such talented musicians, an authentic mystical experience to one's ears and not only! The band visual aesthetics wasn't either forgotten as the band incarnates the personification of the Bringers of Doom, four mysterious dark wizards and an obscure bewitching witch that take each and every mystical live performance to the next level!

Equally impressive is the whole visual art concept (cover and booklet) by
the dark magician Mitchell Nolte, who has created here one of the best painted visual works I've seen in years, an astonishing work of art full of symbolism that fits in perfection on the bands creations! Not less astonishing is the production done by Marius Strand at Strand Studio (Susperia, Insidious Disease, Chrome Division,  etc.) on "High the Memory" where every musical element fits on each other on an enormous and extensive work of art, it's not always easy to combine all the orchestrations, instrumentations, vocals, etc. on such a "magical musical potion" and give every single element it's right position.

Abyssic
managed to create a unique and impressive atmospheric soundscape worthy of an epic movie, here the majestic orchestral key work done by André Aaslie with the use of Mellotron and Minimoog and Memnock's Upright Bass really take Abyssic sound to a new dimension and magnitude.
The combined elements of funeral doom/death metal together with some black metal darkness and some progressive influences bring forth a colossal musical piece that will shake the Metal grounds and be noticed as one of the best pieces of its genre! Low tuned ominous riffs and sinister dark orchestrations give the band the notorious identity to move forwards and reach a wider range of metal adepts. Abyssic have crafted their arcane musical essence on an astute musical combination that will please adepts of bands such as Slumber, Shape of Despair, Desire, Septicflesh, My Dying Bride, etc.

TRACK-BY-TRACK:
Abyssic "High the Memory"
album takes their listeners deep into a transcendental journey beyond the realms of doom and death metal, crossing landscapes of Majestic Norwegian black metal and sophisticated old-fashioned progressive rock, a musical delicacy to ones ears.
The album starts with
"Adornation", the shortest track of the whole piece but in no way less imposing. This is an epic track about the mysterious Lilith, a goddess of dark desires to some and a mischievous addictive whore to others! A short instrumental interlude introduces the listeners to what is about to come... an impressive track that rises in tension with a really addictive dark epic atmosphere, a great dynamic song full of mysticism! Here as in the whole piece the imposing guttural vocals by Memnock give magnitude to such powerful music!
The title track "High the Memory" follows, this is the longest track of the whole album with more than 20 minutes of some of the most amazing doom/death metal I heard in years... intense, emotional, profound and with such and haunting feeling attached to it! Impressive is how the band keeps their listeners captive to each second of this phantasmagorical piece of art!
This song is an authentic journey across the horizons of human emotions like depression, sadness, hope, peacefulness among many others... you need to discover them on each listening! "High the Memory" song is in fact a bone-crushing slow and deep dark melodic experience with loads of enriching details that grow on each listening like the whole album.
Embark on the "Transition Consent", this next track takes you into an eerie dark ride across the hash lands of doom, here the strong keyboard lines and whispered dark bewitching vocals by
Makhashanah give this track an even higher emotional bound to the whole track tension. 
"Where My Pain Lies" is another intense song full of sorrows! A dynamic track where the pounding drums, disturbing keyboards as well as whispered eerie vocals create an even higher tension to the whole song. This is an emotional journey through agony and distress so just let yourself go in such a ghostly enchanting experience!
"Dreams Become Flesh" is the ending track of this impressive piece of doom/death metal art! Here the grim and frostbitten traditional Norwegian black metal parts give the whole album the needed dose of aggressiveness and frozen tones to the already brilliant sound landscape created by the band, this is one my favourite tracks of the whole piece, it's amazing how they combine the furious rhythms of black metal with the delightful moments of clarity through the amazing orchestrations by
Andre Aaslie, impressive to say the least! There is in fact no cruelty without beauty!

THE CONCLUSION:
"High the Memory"
is a monument of doom/death metal and another step forwards on Abyssic promising musical path, constantly ascending into higher grounds of acknowledgement! "High the Memory" is an intense journey that goes beyond the realms of orchestral doom and death metal art, taking their listeners into a profound and transcendental darkened musical landscape over obscure dreams of splendorous phantasmagorical darkness.
Abyssic
majestic and creative sound goes deep in your ears and the melodies will stick into your mind, causing a lasting impact and addiction. You can't simply be indifferent to such a landmark on doom/death metal domain, this is without a doubt one of the best pieces on its genre I heard in years, proving that Abyssic is allot more than just another covenant of veteran Norwegian musicians, this conjuration wasn't in fact in vain and "High the Memory" is the vivid result of their arcane witchcraft... take a listen and be bewitched with such an unique symbiosis of atmospheric doom/death metal, haunting black metal and enriching progressive elements! Abyssic have taken doom/death metal into an absolute new level, sadly not all will understand it!

RüPä - NeKronos Promotion HELL

RATE: 9,5/10


VIDEOS
:

"High the Memory" : Video Teaser : https://youtu.be/OtcIbUzEVL8



MORE INFO ON ABYSSIC ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS:
OFFICIAL SITE: http://www.abyssic.com/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/abyssicofficial
YOUTUBE CHANNEL: [ LINK ]

BOOKING/CONTACT: abyssicofficial@gmail.com


GAEREA - On SVM OF ALL STORMS European Tour 2019!

GAEREA
COUNTRY: PORTUGAL
GENRE: BLACK METAL




GAEREA ON SVM OF ALL STORMS EUROPEAN TOUR WITH JUPITERIAN!

[2019.02.18]

Portuguese disturbing black metal entities GAEREA is pleased to announce the secret of the Vortex will haunt the Old Europe in April alongside fellow label mates Jupiterian under the flag of the Svm of All Storms Tour.

GAEREA + JUPITERIAN | SVM OF ALL STORMS EUROPEAN TOUR!
19/04/2019 - Secret Place Montpellier, FR
20/04/2019 - Sala Utopia Zaragoza, SP
21/04/2019 - Ferme de Mauriac Villeneuve D'Aveyron, FR
23/04/2019 - L'ecurie Geneve, CH
24/04/2019 - Ebrietas Zurich, CH
25/04/2019 - Goldgrube Kassel, GER
26/04/2019 - Kastanienkeller Berlin, GER
27/04/2019 - Jugendhaus Ost Wolfsburg, GER

Presented by Roadmaster Booking

Check out "Absent"
GAEREA latest videoclip: https://youtu.be/FC7lRZ_uPQo




ORDER "UNSETTLING WHISPERS":
You can now Order for Gatefold LP / Box Set / Digipak CD / T-shirt / Digital.
Follow the links:

Transcending Obscurity Records - http://tometal.com
Bandcamp - https://gaerea.bandcamp.com




MORE INFORMATION ON GAEREA AT:
BANDCAMP Site: HTTP://WWW.GAEREA.BANDCAMP.COM/
Facebook Page: HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/GAEREA/
Youtube Channel: [ LINK ]

Contact: AGENT.GAEREA@GMAIL.COM

ABYSSIC - Stream the new album "High the Memory" in full!

ABYSSIC
COUNTRY: NORWAY
GENRE: DOOM/DEATH METAL




ABYSSIC - STREAM NEW ALBUM "HIGH THE MEMORY" IN FULL!
[2019.02.18]


Today, Norwegian ultra-doom titans ABYSSIC stream the entirety of their highly anticipated second album, "High the Memory", at heavily trafficked web-portal NoCleanSinging.com. Set for international release on February 22nd via Osmose Productions, hear ABYSSIC's High the Memory in its entirety exclusively HERE.

ABYSSIC is a unique symbiosis of atmospheric approaches in funeral death/doom, with black and prog influences. The signature is enhanced by orchestrations with Mellotron, Minimoog, and upright bass.

ABYSSIC is a result of a collaboration between Memnock (Susperia), Elvorn (Susperia), and André Aaslie (Funeral, Images At Twilight, Gromth, Profane Burial), and together with Asgeir Mickelson (ex-Borknagar, Ihsahn), they recorded the debut album "A Winter's Tale" in February 2016 for Osmose Productions.

Later in 2016, Tjodalv (Susperia, ex-Dimmu Borgir, Old Man's Child) and Makhashanah (AKA Henriette Bordvik - Asagraum [live], ex-Sirenia) joined ABYSSIC, and together with Memnock, Elvorn, and Aaslie, they bring you the ABYSSIC darkness with album #2, "High The Memory".

In the leadup to its international release this Friday, hear "High the Memory" in its entirety exclusively HERE, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com. Preorder info can be found HERE. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:



Tracklisting for Abyssic's High the Memory
1. Adornation [8:12]
2. High The Memory [20:39]
3. Transition Consent [12:39]
4. Where My Pain Lies [20:38]
5. Dreams Become Flesh [15:12]




MORE INFORMATION ON ABYSSIC AT:
OFFICIAL SITE: http://www.abyssic.com/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/abyssicofficial
YOUTUBE CHANNEL: [ LINK ]
BOOKING/CONTACT: abyssicofficial@gmail.com



 

Monday, 18 February 2019

Band of the NeKroWEEK - GAEREA - Portugal - Black Metal

GAEREA
COUNTRY: PORTUGAL
GENRE: BLACK METAL



NeKronos Promotion is Proud to present the band of the NeKroWeek, they are GAEREA (Portugal)  the ultimate disturbing black metal experience. This is an impressive and most promising new band that unleashes some of the most sickening dark and sinister black metal we heard in years! An impressive new band that crafts mysterious and rebellious black metal art!
Show your support and share this info to all your metal brotherhood if you like what you have heard!

The videoclip for
"Absent" from their new album "Unsettling Whispers" out via Transcending Obscurity Records: https://youtu.be/FC7lRZ_uPQo



PRE-ORDER "UNSETTLING WHISPERS":
Gatefold LP / Box Set / Digipak CD / T-shirt / Digital.
Follow the links:

Transcending Obscurity Records - http://tometal.com
Bandcamp - https://gaerea.bandcamp.com




MORE INFORMATION ON GAEREA AT:
BANDCAMP Site: HTTP://WWW.GAEREA.BANDCAMP.COM/
Facebook Page: HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/GAEREA/
Youtbe Channel: [ LINK ]

Contact: AGENT.GAEREA@GMAIL.COM

GAEREA BIOGRAPHY:

GAEREA have turned the genre of black metal on its head. While most rehash the classic sound, this Portuguese band take it forward and seamlessly integrate influences from other genres like hardcore and sludge. Sonically defiant and cohesive, GAEREA smash preconceived notions and deliver music they can call their own. ‘Unsettling Whispers’ is the much awaited full length album coming after their universally lauded self-titled EP. Transcending Obscurity Records will be putting it out on multiple formats with excellent packaging that includes gatefold LP, alternate artwork box set and 8-panel digipak with a 20-page booklet. Artful, stirring and deeply immersive, GAEREA are a band to watch out for. Their treatment of the music is not only meticulous but also unforgettable.

"Let's make one thing clear. We need to stress the fact that our era is lost in a huge void of numbness. We are here to bring and present you what your system could not solve by it self. We'll cover the daylight with ashes and smash the massive skull that's blocking your brain and will to evolve. We're GAEREA."



DISCOGRAPHY:

2018: Unsettling Whispers - Label:
Transcending Obscurity Records

2016: GAEREA [EP] - Label: Everlasting Spew Records


Friday, 15 February 2019

DIABOLICAL - Release the new album "Eclipse" today!

DIABOLICAL
COUNTRY: SWEDEN
GENRE: DEATH BLACK METAL




DIABOLICAL RELEASE TODAY THE NEW ALBUM "ECLIPSE"
!
[2019.02.15]

The blackened death metallers DIABOLICAL have released today their sixth studio album “Eclipse” via Indie Recordings.

More than twenty years after their formation in northern Sweden, innovative death/black metal hybrid DIABOLICAL proves to be more vital than ever and puts forth “Eclipse”, a concept album reflecting on the dark side of humanity that forces the listener to explore his own diabolical side. The album is a tour de force with spitting musical and aesthetic complexity swirling around a dense soundscape of excellently distilled and refined ideas, altogether forming a rare display of musical craftsmanship equaled by very few contemporary metal bands. With nine gracefully raging songs, “Eclipse” presents DIABOLICAL as a mature and sophisticated band on the rise to new heights.

ORDER CD, LP & MERCH NOW:
https://store.diabolical.se



DIABOLICAL - Eclipse | Tracklist:
1. We Are Diabolical
2. Betrayal
3. Black Sun
4. Failure
5. Inception
6. Hunter
7. Tyranni
8. The Fire Within
9. Requiem

CHECK OUT THE FULL ALBUM STREAM [ HERE ]
...or over ZERO TOLLERANCE MAGAZINE:
http://www.ztmag.com/blog/news/were-streaming-diabolicals-entire-album-ahead-of-its-release-listen-now/


Read the Nekronos Promotion Hell
Review [ HERE ] - RATE 10/10 -



DIABOLICAL are:

Sverker Widgren : Lead Vocals, Guitar
Carl Stjärnlöv:
Vocals, Guitar
Dan Darforth:
Vocals, Bass
Pär Johansson:
Vocals, Drums


VIDEOS:

"We are Diabolical" : Videoclip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=repKhh998Io



"Betrayal" : videoclip :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmUYtfKXQNk




MORE INFO ON DIABOLICAL ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS:
OFFICIAL SITE: HTTP://WWW.DIABOLICAL.SE 
FACEBOOK PROFILE: HTTP://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/DIABOLICALOFFICIAL 
YOUTUBE CHANNEL: HTTP://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/DIABOLICALOFFICIAL 

GENERAL CONTACT: INFO@DIABOLICAL.SE 

BOOKING CONTACT:
DAGNA@AKWENAMUSIC.COM 


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Wednesday, 13 February 2019

HATE - Return to North America on Devastation of the Nation Tour!

HATE
COUNTRY: POLAND
GENRE: DEATH BLACK METAL



HATE ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR IN MAY AND JUNE 2019!
[2019.02.07]

Polish Death Metal squadron HATE are totally proud to announce their return to American soil in this great company on the
DEVASTATION ON THE NATION Tour!!!

BELPHEGOR + DARK FUNERAL + INCANTATION + HATE + VALE OF PNATH + NIGHTMARER
5/17 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
5/18 - Oakland, CA - Oakland Metro
5/19 - Portland, OR - Bossanova Ballrom
5/20 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
5/21 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
5/23 - Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall
5/24 - Denver, CO - The Roxy Theatre
5/25 - Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room
5/26 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
5/28 - Cleveland, OH - Phantasy Nightclub
5/29 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
5/30 - Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
5/31 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial Bell
6/01 - Boston, MA - Middle East
6/02 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bazaar
6/04 - Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
6/05 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
6/06 - Atlanta, GA - The Loft
6/07 - Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
6/08 - Birmingham, AL - Zydeco
6/09 - Houston, TX - White Oak
6/10 - Austin, TX - Come And Take It Live
6/11 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
6/13 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
6/14 - Mesa, AZ - Club Red
6/15 - Los Angeles, CA - 1720

Tickets: http://bit.ly/DOTNTickets2019

Check out the pre-production for the brand new HATE song ‘Path To Arken’ at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nc6xztTHK5M




More info about the band at the following Links:
OFFICIAL SITE: HTTP://WWW.HATE-METAL.COM 
YOUTUBE CHANNEL: HTTP://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/HATEPOLAND 
FACEBOOK PROFILE: HTTP://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/HATEOFFICIAL 
OFFICIAL HATE STORE : HTTP://WWW.HATESTORE.PL

BOOKING / CONTACT:
THE FLAMING ARTS AGENCY
info@theflamingarts.eu

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BLACK ALTAR : "Suicidal Salvation" / "Emissariews of the Darkened Call" Out Now!

BLACK ALTAR
COUNTRY: POLAND
GENRE: BLACK METAL




BLACK ALTAR "SUICIDAL SALVATION"/"EMISSARIES OF THE DARKENED CALL" OUT NOW!
[2019.02.01]

Black Metal demonical force BLACK ALTAR "Suicidal Salvation" / "Emissaries of the Darkened Call" cult pieces have been re-released now via Odium Records!

You can order them now at: www.odiumrex.com/webshop 

BLACK ALTAR : The Sentence : From "Suicidal Salvation"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCcA7pRH-ls



BLACK ALTAR : NightHunter : From "Emissaries of the Darkened Call"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETOXBjqtZY8





MORE ABOUT THE BAND AT:
FACEBOOK PROFILE: http://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/BLACKALTAR

BOOKING / CONTACT: SHADOW666@INTERIA.PL 

LABEL:
WWW.ODIUMREX.COM
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ODIUMREX
WWW.ODIUMRECORDS.BANDCAMP.COM
WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/ODIUMREC

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NOCTEM - Start Recording the New album in March!

NOCTEM
COUNTRY: SPAIN
GENRE: BLACKENED DEATH METAL




NOCTEM START RECORDING THE NEW ALBUM IN MARCH!
[2019.02.03]

Spain's blackened death metallers NOCTEM will star recording their 5th studio full-length album in March. Expect some

The band commented previously in 2018: "10 years spreading the plague over the world ... so many territories and so many more to conquer. We are immersed in a creative process giving shape to our new darkest and rawest opus which will be unleashed in 2019. It will be something new and different in our career, we are excited in this new era in the Noctem discography which will bring several tours over the world. Stay tuned! "

NOCTEM videoclip for "The Submission Discipline" from their latest opus "Haeresis":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOKlj5VFp40




More info about NOCTEM band at the following Links:
OFFICIAL SITE: HTTP://WWW.NOCTEMOFFICIAL.COM
OFFICIAL FACEBOOK: HTTP://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NOCTEMOFFICIAL 
OFFICIAL YOUTUBE: HTTP://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/NOCTEMBAND 
OFFICIAL INSTAGRAM:
HTTP://WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/NOCTEMOFFICIAL
OFFICIAL TWITTER: HTTP://WWW.TWITTER.COM/NOCTEMOFFICIAL 

GENERAL CONTACT: NOCTEMBAND@GMAIL.COM
GENERAL MANAGEMENT & BOOKING WORLDWIDE:
THE FLAMING ARTS AGENCY
INFO@THEFLAMINGARTS.ORG 
HTTP://WWW.THEFLAMINGARTS.EU

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BELPHEGOR - Return to North American shores 2019!

BELPHEGOR
COUNTRY: AUSTRIA
GENRE: DIABOLICAL DEATH BLACK METAL ART



BELPHEGOR RETURN TO NORTH AMERICAN SHORES 2019!
[2019.02.07]


European death/ black machine BELPHEGOR will participate on the DEVASTATION ON THE NATION festival tour. During the band's raid through North America they will shred 25 Rituals in May and June, co-headlining with DARK FUNERAL and special guests INCANTATION.

"Hail! What a lineup," commented BELPHEGOR vocalist/ guitarist and founding member Helmuth. "This will be one of the most brutal tours throughout North America in 2019. An honor – this horror!“

BELPHEGOR cannot perform in San Diego as they will play STEELFEST open air in Finland on May 17th and then immediately fly over to Oakland, California on May 18th at Metro Operahouse for the start of the tour.

BELPHEGOR + DARK FUNERAL + INCANTATION + HATE + VALE OF PNATH + NIGHTMARER
5/18/2019 - Oakland, CA - Oakland Metro Operahouse
5/19/2019 - Portland, OR - Bossanova Ballroom
5/20/2019 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
5/21/2019 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
5/23/2019 - Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall
5/24/2019 - Denver, CO - The Roxy Theatre
5/25/2019 - Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room
5/26/2019 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
5/28/2019 - Cleveland, OH - The Phantasy Nightclub
5/29/2019 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
5/30/2019 - Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
5/31/2019 - Quebec City, QC- Imperial Bell
6/01/2019 - Boston, MA - Middle East
6/02/2019 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bazaar
6/04/2019 - Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
6/05/2019 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
6/06/2019 - Atlanta, GA - The Loft at Center Stage
6/07/2019 - Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
6/08/2019 - Birmingham, AL - Zydeco
6/09/2019 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
6/10/2019 - Austin, TX - Come And Take It Live
6/11/2019 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
6/13/2019 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
6/14/2019 - Mesa, AZ - Club Red
6/15/2019 - Los Angeles, CA - 1720

Tickets can be purchased at http://bit.ly/DOTNTickets2019 .

'BAPHOMET' – OFFICIAL VIDEO!
Uncensored: www.vimeo.com/234694061 
Censored: www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyDaEXtnYIo




BOOKING INFO!
Headquarters: belphegor@aon.at


MORE ABOUT THE BAND AT THIS LINKS:
OFFICIAL SITE: HTTP://WWW.BELPHEGOR.AT 
YOUTUBE CHANNEL: HTTP://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/USER/BELPHEGORBAND 
FACEBOOK PROFILE: HTTP://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/BELPHEGOR 

BAND CONTACT: BELPHEGOR@AON.AT 
BOOKING CONTACT [EU]: BELPHEGOR@AON.AT 
BOOKING CONTACT [NORTH AMERICA]: STEPH@CONTINENTAL-CONCERTS.US

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Monday, 11 February 2019

Band of the NeKroWEEK - DIABOLICAL - Sweden - Death Black Metal

DIABOLICAL
COUNTRY: SWEDEN
GENRE: DEATH BLACK METAL



NeKronos Promotion is Proud to present the band of the NeKroWeek, they are DIABOLICAL (Swedish Death Black Metal), one of the best bands in their genre, this with such outstanding quality. DIABOLICAL are constantly progressing, refusing to do the expected!
Show your support and share this info to all your metal brotherhood if you like what you have heard!


Check out the videoclip for "We Are Diabolical" from the new album "Eclipse"
[ Out in the 15th of February via Indie Recordings]:

https://youtu.be/repKhh998Io



Check out the new videoclip for "Betrayal" from the new album "Eclipse"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmUYtfKXQNk




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LABEL: HTTP://WWW.INDIERECORDINGS.NO

GENERAL CONTACT: INFO@DIABOLICAL.SE 

BOOKING CONTACT:
DAGNA@AKWENAMUSIC.COM 



DIABOLICAL - Eclipse



PRE-ORDER CD, LP & MERCH:
https://store.diabolical.se

Tracklist:
1. We Are Diabolical
2. Betrayal
3. Black Sun
4. Failure
5. Inception
6. Hunter
7. Tyranni
8. The Fire Within
9. Requiem

DIABOLICAL BIOGRAPHY:

More than twenty years after their formation in northern Sweden, innovative blackened death metallers DIABOLICAL proves to be more vital than ever and puts forth “Eclipse”, a concept album reflecting on the dark side of humanity that forces the listener to explore his own diabolical side. The album is a tour de force with spitting musical and aesthetic complexity swirling around a dense soundscape of excellently distilled and refined ideas, altogether forming a rare display of musical craftsmanship equaled by very few contemporary metal bands.

DIABOLICAL was founded in Sundsvall, Sweden back in 1996, and has since released 5 full-length albums, in addition to two EP’s. Ever since then they have followed no one, and no one has followed them. Already with their early efforts “Deserts of Desolation” (mini album, 2000) and “Synergy” (2001), DIABOLICAL stood out as something different from the death metal bands coming up at the time, representing something unwilling to be categorized easily. Quickly following the release of their second full length, they toured throughout Europe several times during 2002-2003 presenting their repertoire.

Returning in 2008 with full force they delivered a milestone in their discography. Taking their innovative death metal a huge step further, they flung the listener into the darkest corners of the human mind, bringing to life restrained aggression and hunger for vengeance in “The Gallery of Bleeding Art”. The album received brilliant reviews and was followed by headline tours throughout Europe.

In January 2011 “Ars Vitae” was released, containing 17 tracks from different parts of the band’s career.

2013 saw the release of the band’s most ambitious album thus far. “Neogenesis” stood out as something truly unique. The album raised the bar for concept albums as it in addition to being a music album, it was also a novel. Binding every song with a chapter of the book, the music, lyrics, storytelling and philosophy of “Neogenesis” blends together to create a profound experience that left a deep impression on fans and press. Reviews were raving and the following European headline tours were hugely successful. The band appeared at many festivals, toured the UK and toured Europe again supporting Borknagar in 2016.

On their previous release, the “Umbra” EP (2016), DIABOLICAL continued to craft inventive music, moving seamlessly between crushingly heavy and dark to delicate and ethereal. But “Umbra” was a mere foreshadowing of what was to come. Produced again by vocalist/guitarist Sverker Widgren at Wing Studios in Stockholm, the new and 6th album “Eclipse” picks up where “Umbra” left off and once again DIABOLICAL manages to top their previous efforts.

With nine gracefully raging songs, “Eclipse” presents DIABOLICAL as a mature and sophisticated band ascending to new heights.


LineUp:
Sverker Widgren -
Guitars - Main Vocals
Carl Stjärnlöv -
Guitars - Vocals
Dan Darforth -
Bass, Vocals
Pär Johansson -
Drums, Vocals

Discography:
Eclipse (2019)
Umbra (2016) [EP]
Neogenesis (2013)
Ars Vitae (2011)
The Gallery Of Bleeding Art (2008)
A Thousand Deaths (2002)
Synergy (2001)
Deserts Of Desolation (2000)

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

DIABOLICAL - Eclipse - [2019] - Album Review by NPH - Rate 10/10

DIABOLICAL
COUNTRY: SWEDEN
GENRE: DEATH BLACK METAL
ALBUM REVIEW: ECLIPSE [2019]



Artwork by Carl Stjärnlöv and Pär Johansson (DIABOLICAL)
Cover photo by Jens Rydén

DIABOLICAL - "ECLIPSE" - 2019 | Tracklist:
1. We Are Diabolical
2. Betrayal
3. Black Sun
4. Failure
5. Inception
6. Hunter
7. Tyranni
8. The Fire Within
9. Requiem

[Release Date: 2019-02-15]

ORDER CD, LP & MERCH:
https://store.diabolical.se


RECORDING LINEUP:
Sverker Widgren : Lead Vocals, Guitar
Carl Stjärnlöv:
Vocals, Guitar
Dan Darforth:
Vocals, Bass
Pär Johansson:
Vocals, Drums


PRODUCTION/RECORDING:
Produced by
Sverker Widgren
 (DIABOLICAL) | Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at Wing Studios



DIABOLICAL - Eclipse - 2019 - Indie Recordings
Genre: Black Death Metal

"(...) We could have conquered it all
Now everything is falling apart
The eclipse will be our downfall
If we let it consume our hearts
It consumes our hearts" |
Diabolical | Eclipse | We are Diabolical

THE BAND AND NEW ALBUM:

The "Eclipse" is the new conceptual masterpiece from one of the best Swedish death black metal bands out there, they are
Diabolical! A band that can't stop impressing their listeners, constantly progressing and refusing to do the expected! More than twenty years since their formation in Sundsvall (Sweden) in 1996 the band kept on developing their musical formula of innovative blackened death metal, this through 5 full-length albums and 2 EP's.

The "Eclipse" is the final result of years of experience, combining the best elements of death and black metal in a daring emotional journey across the dark side of humanity, a defiant conceptual piece of art that provokes each listener to go deeper into his own diabolical side. Within this introspection you will get the sense that we are (all) diabolical, the "One" real plague on this world we live in, each day digging the grave of our own kind and each day one step closer to our own Eclipse (end) ... but fear not, the Apocalypse is near anyhow!!

Something new on this album is the band visual aesthetics, so, in order to embrace the whole apocalyptical concept of the "Eclipse" album, all 4 members are represented as diabolical dark entities (angels of death), the bringers of doom to whole Mankind! Following the same line, the eloquent lyricism and the album art (cover and booklet) enhances in perfection this tormenting doomsday manifesto!

The new album "Eclipse" follows the steps of both
Diabolical previous releases, the impressive conceptual full-length album "Neogenesis" which was also a post-apocalyptic book/novel and the not less astonishing EP "Umbra", the formula is pretty much the same but taken to refined new levels.

The production of "Eclipse" over the Wing Studios by Sverker Widgren (Vocals, Guitars) is simply excellent! The whole slight symphonic atmosphere created by the live choirs of 20 singers and bright use of keyboards combine in perfection with the hardness of
Diabolical typical death black metal creations a delight to any adept of extreme metal who doesn't want to have the orchestrations above everything else, here everything has it's right place and the overall sound is impressive! This mature and sophisticated sound will most probably please adepts of bands such as Behemoth, Borknagar, Septicflesh, Enslaved, Dimmu Borgir, Opeth to mention few!

Diabolical proven with this new album to be on top of what is being done on the already saturated extreme metal universe, detaching from the (wolf)pack the band always found it's way and own identity! The "Eclipse" is probably one of the most daring creations of the band so far, a raging conceptual delicacy for their listeners, this with a complex aesthetic and a very strong message carried within each song!

TRACK-BY-TRACK:

The "Eclipse" album takes you into a journey across nine tracks of graceful extreme metal craftsmanship, an hybrid death black metal work of art with landscapes of sound brilliance in a unique display of excellence, something so damn rare on contemporary metal bands this days! I can't really find one "less-good" song within this album length, I was completely blown away since first listening of such rare display of extreme metal dominance! It comes to that time when it is hard to measure the greatness of such a great piece of art... how great is great?!! So let's start from the beginning...

The album starts with the first single/videoclip "We are Diabolical", a damn strong and meaningful track that expresses
Diabolical identity at best, it is one of my favourite tracks of the album since it carries in it's essence the whole album concept, a perfect balance of raging extremity with moments of clarity through elegant clean vocals, choirs and melodies that enhance each message the band wishes to pass to their listeners, impressive to say the least, you need to listen to it to experience deeply what I mean! Addictive and spine-chilling! A song that will stick into your ears since the very first listening, I assure you!

"Betrayal"
is the second single/videoclip of this album, lyrically it reveals different ontological realities, whether it's on a personal or global scale. This is a slower and deeper track with a strong dark atmosphere attached to it, here the disturbing haunting vocals tease the listener to take the step forwards and "force the end" out of his/her misery!

The "Black Sun" rises upon us on this next track, a rebellious and obscure song teasing you into action and to break any chaining oppression! Another great dynamic track with the right dose of symphonic orchestrations and choirs, strong defiant vocals and a very own deviant melody, "Black Sun" is in fact a provocative and rebellious anthem!

The "Failure" of Mankind through individual selfishness and self-caring is the theme for the next track, this is probably the most harsh and aggressive track of the whole album, all this with a very direct message to all who care for nothing but their own goals and stand in this world with inertia and ignorance. "Failure" is a direct, fast and brutal song with even extremer enraged vocals, you will love it! I sure do!


"Inception"
follows, this is the hopeless path toward human extinction as we drain all our natural resources from this world we live in! This is a strong yet slower track with a very special decadent and melancholic melody line.

The primal human predatory instincts are once again awakened on the "Hunter" track. This malicious musical crescendo has a constant raising tension as the "Hunter" develops his mischievous cruel nature towards its prey! Deviant and disturbing this is another breathtaking track that culminates with such an addicting melody line that finishes out this song! This is another of my favourite tracks!

The "Tyranni" of Mankind inertia is portrayed in the next song of the album, an instrumental piece that is a tyranny by itself. Enhanced with great choirs, this is a slower and decadent march towards the end of our line!

Ignite "The Fire Within" and take action on this already consumed world! Abandon thy life of inertia and ignite the inner flame, look beyond the standards before it's too late! This is another slower decadent song of awareness where the great clean vocals and choirs make all the difference!

Empires crumble and fall, the Era of Man ends before our incredulous eyes! Mankind threnody of decay on a "Requiem" for the human kind! "Requiem" is the apocalyptic ending track of this masterpiece, a song originally recorded on the previous EP "Umbra" that got revamp for the new opus! The album couldn't simply end up in a better way if you ask me, this dynamic epic song has such a strong emotional bound to the whole decayed album concept that was the band best choice as the dirge for the Human kind!

THE CONCLUSION:
The "Eclipse" is without a doubt one of the best blackened death metal creations for 2019, a both complex and dense work of excellence with a very strong message aiming for an higher human conscience within each addictive apocalyptical song. A defiant piece of rebellious extreme metal art that goes deep into the band name meaning and essence. Within this introspection you will conclude that there is no greater Evil on this world than us... Humanity is Diabolical... in fact we are (all) Diabolical! Mankind is in fact allot more Diabolical than any religious form or entity, worst than any God or Satan, more evil than anything that lurks in the dark... we are evil essence and soon we will meet our downfall, our final "Eclipse"

The new conceptual album reveals at it's best the more than 20 years of
Diabolical musical craftsmanship. The ending result is an astonishing emotional journey of extreme music brilliance! Elite, mature and elaborate death black metal art combined with eloquent lyricism bring fourth a Beast of an album... so what are you waiting for?!! Go and buy this masterpiece from this sophisticated band in ascension to higher grounds in this demanding metal universe!

RüPä - NeKronos Promotion HELL

RATE: 10/10


VIDEOS
:

"We are Diabolical" : Videoclip :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=repKhh998Io



"Betrayal" : Videoclip :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmUYtfKXQNk



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OFFICIAL SITE: HTTP://WWW.DIABOLICAL.SE 
FACEBOOK PROFILE: HTTP://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/DIABOLICALOFFICIAL 
YOUTUBE CHANNEL: HTTP://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/DIABOLICALOFFICIAL 

GENERAL CONTACT: INFO@DIABOLICAL.SE 

BOOKING CONTACT:
DAGNA@AKWENAMUSIC.COM