Norwegian symphonic black metal band DIMMU BORGIR proudly announce additional dates to the first European leg of their co-headlining “Darkness Reborn World Tour” in support of their new studio album, Abrahadabra.
Abrahadabra will be released in Germany on September 24th, in the rest of Europe on September 27th, and in North America on October 12th. View the artwork created by German artist / painter / graphic designer Joachim Luetke (Arch Enemy, Kreator, Sopor Aeternus) on the band’s MySpace page
Check out the tour dates after the jump!
Nachtmystium’s next step in global intoxication is set, as the psychedelically lethal horde will headline the most cerebrally brutal underground tours of the year. Be sure to head over to http://www.myspace.com/nachtmystium
to acclimate yourself with this phenomenon.
Set to kick off in early September, Nachtmystium will be joined by brethren Zoroaster, The Atlas Moth and Dark Castle. Presented by Stereogum and Haunting The Chapel, the nearly month-long trek will weave it’s twisted path through sections of the Eastern and Midwest U.S. and into Canada for several dates, before coming to a halt in Nachtmystium’s Chicago stomping grounds, surely leaving a trail of smoldering cerebrums in its wake. Still heavily supporting their latest black-mangled-rock fantasy album Addicts: Addicts: Black Meddle Part II, which was released in North America in early June via Century Media, the other groove, space, doom, thunder and noise elements culminated by openers Zoroaster, The Atlas Moth and Dark Castle should prove this tour to be the most mind-melting of them all.
The first of four portions of the new artwork for the as-yet-untitled Dimmu Borgir album has been uploaded to the band’s MySpace page
(Arch Enemy, Kreator, Sopor Aeternus), German artist / painter / graphic designer who studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria, lends his disturbing talents to the new Dimmu Borgir album.
When asked what he feels his approach does for Dimmu Borgir, Luetke responds: “My artwork visualizes their music, adds another (optical) dimension to it. I don’t know exactly how this works. Cannot tell what kind of interior mechanism gets triggered by their music, but it’s clearly an utmost powerful one. Analyzing this means destroying it. As for our repeated collaborations, well, that’s probably because we share the similar philosophy at eye level.”
In early June, Dimmu Borgir proudly announced their collaboration with Norwegian composer and Berklee College of Music summa cum laude alumnus Gaute Storaas
in addition to the 51 members of KORK (the Norwegian Radio Orchestra
) and the 38-member Schola Cantorum Choir
for their new release. To date, over 101 musicians have contributed to the making of the new album.
Composer Gaute Storaas has said of Dimmu Borgir: “Their music is epic, thematic and symphonic already from the creation; they are clearly having an orchestral approach to composing.”
Dimmu Borgir’s ninth studio album will be released in Germany on September 24th, in the rest of Europe on September 27th, and in North America on October 12th. They will also be touring with Korn throughout Europe later this year.
Barren Earth, has teamed up with MetalReview.com to offer eager listeners a chance to win a copy of the band’s full-length debut, Curse of the Red River, which hit stores in April on Peaceville Records. All the details on how to enter/win can be found HERE
. The contest will run for one week only, so make sure to enter before it’s too late!
With a wealth of experience from internationally renowned acts, featuring former members of Finnish metallers, Amorphis, to current members of Swallow the Sun, Moonsorrow, and Kreator, Barren Earth presents progressive and folk textured death/doom metal of the highest order on their critically acclaimed debut, Curse of the Red River.
Wisconsin’s champions of thrash, Lazarus A.D., are unleashing their new video for the track ‘Absolute Power’ off the critically acclaimed debut album, The Onslaught, this Monday when the band hosts Headbangers Ball*. The video, like their other two, was directed by Jason Meudt and Emmet Austin of Vision 4 Films
and features a brutal underground street fight; if you’re a fan of metal and/or the movie Kickboxer, you’ll dig this video!
The band comments: “Hey make sure to check out HBB this Monday, when the Laz will host and undoubtedly make fools of ourselves (I believe beverages were consumed).
Also just a quick update, we enter the studio in three weeks, we have been hard at work writing, things are sounding absolutely crushing, and we can’t wait for you to hear it. Check back soon for upcoming studio updates.”
*NOTE: HEADBANGERS BALL IS NOW ON MONDAY NIGHTS AT 3AM ET/PT.
NACHTMYSTIUM embrace the true spirit of individuality and intolerance forming solely as an outlet to express the dark musical visions and summonings of those involved. This vicious, uncompromising group’s (led by mastermind Blake Judd) much anticipated new full-length offering, Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. II, is set for a June 8th release. The disc is hailed by Decibel Magazine as “One of the 25 most anticipated albums of 2010.”
Blake Judd also recently spoke with The Examiner and speaks in-depth about a plethora of topics He is quick with the commentary and stone-forged opinions, offering firm and honest explanations behind nearly every corner of the band’s startlingly mature progressive journey. Click HERE
to check out this very interesting piece.
LA underground black metal act, Lightning Swords of Death are pleased to release the track listing and cover art for the band’s upcoming Metal Blade debut The Extra Dimensional Wound, out May 25th. The Extra Dimensional Wound was recorded in Corona, CA at Trench Studios with Roska from the band producing and John Haddad handling engineering duties, and was mixed and mastered by Sverker “Necro” Widgren at Necromorbus Studios in Stockholm Sweden.
The Extra Dimensional Wound Track listing
1. The Extra Dimensional Wound
2. Nihilistic Stench
3. Invoke the Desolate One
5. Damnation Pentastrike
6. Venter of the Black Beast
7. Vortricating into Scars
8. Paths to Chaos
Nachtmystium embrace the true spirit of individuality and intolerance forming solely as an outlet to express the dark musical visions and summonings of those involved. A new video trailer based upon the album’s dark visuals can be accessed now at the link below.
Few bands today embrace their own individualism to ultimately craft something truly unique and genre defying regardless of the sales potential. Enter the Chicago-based Nachtmystium who embrace the true spirit of individuality and intolerance forming solely as an outlet to express the dark musical visions and summonings of those involved.
This vicious, uncompromising group’s (led by mastermind Blake Judd) much anticipated new full-length offering, Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. II, is set for a June 8th release. The disc was recorded once again with Sanford Parker (Minsk) at Volume Studios. They have enlisted the talents of Wrest (Leviathan, Lurker of Chalice, Twilight) to record all drum tracks as well as Will Lindsay (Wolves in the Throne Room, Middian) on bass for this new album, which was hailed by Decibel Magazine as “One of the 25 most anticipated albums of 2010.”
So, instead of pummeling you guys with three small, separate stories, I figured I’d throw these three together to save you some time AND to get you some cool info! Read on to check out an interview with The Cult’s Johnny Tempesta, an article about GWAR’s Oderus Urungus, and lastly, a little blurb about the new Lazarus AD music video. Check it out after the jump! READ MORE