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Electric Wizard unveil title of forthcoming album

Posted in News with tags , , on 10th September 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Doom legends Electric Wizard have announced that Time To Die will be the title of their forthcoming album which is set to be released internationally through Spinefarm Records. The band’s eighth studio album will also be their first release since signing a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records. Electric Wizard founding member Jus Oborn comments:

All of our albums in the past have had a theme – revenge, drugs, black magick – and the theme of this one is death. Of course, death to us really means rebirth, so this album is a manifestation of a very primal occult belief in the final sacrifice. We have gone full circle – it was inevitable, but we had to do it. We had to kill the band so we could be reborn. It was the only way to ensure we could come back even stronger.

Electric Wizard online:

http://facebook.com/electricwizarddorsetdoom

Gehenna announced for Temples Festival

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 6th November 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Gehenna have been confirmed to make an appearance at Temples Festival in Bristol in 2014, where they’ll join a host of bands that include headliners Electric Wizard and Neurosis. The festival will take place at Motion in Bristol over the weekend of 2nd – 4th May.

Bands confirmed already are:

Amenra
Anaal Nathrakh
A Storm of Light
Beastmilk
Blood Ceremony
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Conan
Doom
Doomriders
Dragged Into Sunlight
Electric Wizard
Gehenna
Gonga
Jucifer
Moss
Oathbreaker
Satan’s Satyrs
SSS
The Secret
Tombs
Vitamin X
Winterfylleth
Wolfbrigade

Tickets are on sale now at £85 for the whole weekend and £38.50 for day tickets. You can purchase them this location.

Gehenna have also just released their 8th record, Unravel. The uncompromising masterpiece is produced by Gehenna, and is the first new album release since 2005. The record carries the spirit from WW and twists it to confront a more post-apocalyptic era – rather than the ragnarok of the bourgeoisie, the individual, and the failings of western society – Gehenna faces 21st century existence head on. There is no remorse, no compromise – there is only perfect hate.

Gehenna online:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gehenna/314672401876258

 

Damnation 2012: Valkyrian Music recommends…

Posted in Misc. with tags , , , , , , on 4th October 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

 

Damnation Festival has been spreading darkness over the UK since its unholy birth in 2005 and has proven to be one of the best festivals in Europe. In celebration of this year’s Damnation, the team got together to compile a list of bands that we recommend you go see at this year’s Damnation Festival!

ELECTRIC WIZARD
Chosen by Hannah O’flanagan

In all honesty, if you’re attending Damnation and planning to miss headliners Electric Wizard for any reason other than death, you should hand over your ticket, give back your ‘Metal Fan’ club card and go to HMV to pick up Justin Bieber’s latest album. Aside from being one of the UK’s seminal trad-doom bands, Electric Wizard produce a gut-rumbling, earth shaking sound with sludgey, stoner-tastic elements that is not to be missed. After their recent triumphant return to the US, you should give them the welcome home they deserve and remind them that the UK audiences are the most ferocious.

WODENSTHRONE
Chosen by Iza Raittila

Why? Well, for starters they’re one of the most promising British black metal bands on the scene at the moment. They sing about heathenry and ancient tales, what’s not to like about that? Their take on atmospheric black metal is likely to appeal to fans of Graveland and Drudkh. And their music has an epic and mythological feel to it! Also, Curse is a great album.

PRIMORDIAL
Chosen by Alasdair “Scotch Egg” Dunn

One of the most immersive, intense bands ever to come out of Ireland, Primordial are one of the best Black Metal acts of the age. Their live shows are renowned for being some of the most crushingly heavy, as they blend the essence of their native melancholic Celtic folk melodies and the dark, bleak sound of Epic Black Metal. A totally unique force, and responsible for one of my favorite albums of all time, "To The Nameless Dead", not to mention what many considered the best album of 2011, "Redemption at The Puritan’s Hand." Flawless.

BELPHEGOR
Chosen by Nico Davidson

Ignoring the fact that they look like if they’ll sodomise your corpse with a rusty razor, Belphegor are one of the top bands on the international extreme metal scene. With a sound that could crack a mountain, Belphegor have proven time and again that they can raise hell and brutalise your ear drums like no other extreme metal act. They’re also probably nice guys as well, once you get past their intimidating image.

WINTERFYLLETH
Chosen by Hannah O’flanagan

England’s home grown black metal monsters Winterfylleth have had an absolutely cracking year, storming Bloodstock, Wacken Open Air and Hellfest during the summer. These brilliant performances have shown that they are on a roll at the moment, performing at the top of their game, and subsequently their performance at Damnation should be a blinder. They have a wonderful frosty quality to their music, and they make lyrical nods to their Anglo-Saxon heritage, which is a brilliant take on the black metal scene as a whole. Winterfylleth are fresh and energetic and should be an absolute definite on your list of bands to see.

MY DYING BRIDE
Chosen by Hannah O’flanagan

Melancholic gothic-doom giants My Dying Bride are a definite must-see this year. There’s not much I could possibly say to recommend them enough that a quick listen wouldn’t say anyway, but I will try my hardest! With their roots firmly in death-doom metal, their slow, languorous metamorphosis into the goth-tinged doom they produce these days has helped them to create a solid, distinguishable sound that is unashamedly theirs. There are many imitations, but none of them can come close to the original. My Dying Bride perform darkly romantic music that is decadent in its’ gloominess and triumphant in pain and misery. Make sure you bring a smoking jacket and a bubble pipe, and insist on getting your ale served to you in a deep crystal chalice to get the full effect.

EXTREME NOISE TERROR
Chosen by Tobias Gray

Godfathers of grindcore, crust punk legends and controversial British extreme metal band – Extreme Noise Terror return to drop punk infused mayhem on Leeds. With almost 25 years experience and a huge catalogue to choose from, expect a hardline, political set to ignite the expectant crowd and fuel crazy moshpit antics. The lineup might have changed over the years, but Extreme Noise Terror‘s passion and fury survives, and Damnation is stronger for having them on stage.

HAWK EYES
Chosen by Nico Davidson

Not exactly a band I’d pick to open Damnation Festival but they do have more musical talent than Justin Bieber, Chris Brown and Girls Aloud put together. That and after a quick listen, I think it’s safe to say that Hawk Eyes will be rocking the roof of Leeds Uni when they open up Damnation in November.

PIG DESTROYER
Chosen by Lauren Gowdy

Pig Destroyer is a band definitely worth checking out because their energy and stage presence is great, and for a grindcore band, their sound is tight and easy to head bang to. I understand that grindcore is sometimes hard for people to get into, but they’re some of the best I’ve heard since I’ve started listening to metal. This band’s commanding of attention will definitely get you pumped and they’ll definitely be a very memorable performance.

And there you have it, Valkyrian Music’s list of bands to check out at Damnation this year. Of course, you’re free to check out the other bands that are playing as well, since we’re pretty sure that they’re all great as well (otherwise they wouldn’t be on the bill).

Anyway, for more info (or tickets), go to the following links:

http://www.damnationfestival.co.uk/
http://www.facebook.com/damnationfestival
http://www.myspace.com/damnationfestival
http://www.twitter.com/damnationfest

Four new additions for Damnation

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 6th August 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Norwegian black metallers Vreid and England’s Winterfylleth will darken this year’s Damnation Festival, as they head up the latest acts confirmed to play the UK’s finest day of extreme music.

London’s death n’ hardcore infusion Hang The Bastard and Leeds’ very own aural acid trip Blacklisters also join the eclectic three-stage event which will be hosted in Leeds University Union on Saturday, November 3, 2012.

Vreid, Winterfylleth and Hang The Bastard all but complete a Terrorizer Stage line-up which already boasts Pig Destroyer, Belphegor, Aura Noir and Extreme Noise Terror, while the likes of Electric Wizard, My Dying Bride, Primordial, Gama Bomb, 40 Watt Sun and Textures will also perform over the day.

Vreid said: “We are exited to return to your shores in November. The Damnation Festival has a great reputation and a killer line up for this year, so we are honoured to be a part of the 2012 edition. As football and cider fanatics we always love to go the UK, and we can promise you a potent and hungry Vreid for November. See you there.”

Winterfylleth added: “Winterfylleth are pleased to announce we will be playing at this year’s Damnation Festival. We are proud to be part of such a strong line up of bands and to be playing at a festival which we have all been attending as fans for years. See you all in November!”

Announced so far for Damnation Festival 2012 is: Electric Wizard, My Dying Bride, Pig Destroyer, Belphegor, Primordial, Extreme Noise Terror, Textures, Devil Sold His Soul, Aura Noir, Gama Bomb, 40 Watt Sun, Bossk, Vreid, Winterfylleth, Wodensthrone, Hang The Bastard and Blacklisters.

Tickets priced £32 are available from http://www.leedstickets.com and via the official Damnation Festival site and Facebook through Ticketscript: http://www.damnationfestival.co.uk/tickets and at Crash and Jumbo store in Leeds.

Hour of 13 confirmed for Roadburn Festival 2013

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 17th July 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

North Carolina doom metallers Hour of 13 have been confirmed for the 2013 edition of Roadburn Festival in the Netherlands.

The festival takes place at Het Patronaat in Tilburg from April 18th to April 21st, 2013. Hour Of 13, who have just released their new album 333 in Europe, will be performing on the first day of the festival on Thursday, April 18th.  Also confirmed for the festival are the likes of Godflesh and Electric Wizard.

HOUR OF 13 guitarist CHAD DAVIS comments: “Hour Of 13 are extremely honoured to be a part of Roadburn 2013, the most important music festival in existence today.  We guarantee a spot-on performance of our brand of gloomy heavy metal.  As an avid admirer of this festival, it brings me great pleasure to become a part of this festival’s legacy.

For more information about Roadburn, go to http://www.roadburn.com

Get Hour Of 13‘s new album, 333, on CD in Europe here.

The album is also available on iTunes.

333 is due to be released in North America on July 30th.  Pre-order the album now here.

Get more Hour of 13 news and info at:
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/HourOf13
MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/hourof13doom

Damnation line-up receives new additions

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 2nd July 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

DM12_ano4a_500Metal Blade’s Irish pagan metal titans Primordial will return to UK soil for an exclusive appearance at Damnation Festival.

They will be joined at the three-stage behemoth metal festival in Leeds by the much anticipated return of Boskk and Dutch tech purveyors Textures.

The latest additions bolster a bill which already boasts the likes of Electric Wizard, My Dying Bride, Pig Destroyer, Aura Noir, Gama Bomb and 40 Watt Sun for the eighth annual event, taking place at Leeds University Union on Saturday, November 3rd 2012.

Commenting on their return to England, Primordial vocalist Alan Averill said: “Finally we are confirmed for Damnation Festival this year. After several years in the wilderness and not playing in the UK it really feels over the last few years we have reconnected with playing in the UK. This is the place we cut our teeth after all, way back in the mists of time. It feels like payback. See you all at Damnation!”

Textures‘ Jochem Jacobs added: “We are really excited to play at Damnation Festival – and since it’s not open air the roof will come down with a million tons of metal!”

And post-sludge stalwarts Bossk are looking forward to riff-filled day of Damnation. The band said: “All of us are very excited to be part of this years Damnation Festival! It’s been a long time since we played in Leeds, and this will be the first time we play there since reforming. We are gonna rent more lights, bring more smoke, and more riffs for this show. It will be the first time we play the new track Pick Up Artist live. Watch Electric Wizard and follow the smoke to the riff filled land.”

Tickets priced at just £32 are available from http://www.leedstickets.com and via the official Damnation Festival site and Facebook through Ticketscript: http://www.damnationfestival.co.uk/tickets and at the Crash and Jumbo store in Leeds.

For more information visit the official Damnation Festival sites:
Web – damnationfestival.co.uk
Facebook – facebook.com/damnationfestival
Twitter – twitter.com/damnationfest