Archive for Erik Rutan

Tombs reveal title, artwork and tracklist for new album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 29th March 2014 by Nico Davidson

Hailing from Brooklyn, in the state of New York, America, Tombs have confirmed Savage Gold as the title of the band’s third album to be released through Relapse Records. The album is set for release in June and the artwork (as seen above) and track listing have been revealed. The stunning artwork was created by renowned tattooist Thomas Hooper who has created the band’s previous album covers.

Savage Gold will be focusing on the awesome strength of Tombs‘ previous works into one brilliantly dark post-punk and extreme black-metal masterpiece. Recorded and produced by Hate Eternal‘s Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore), Savage Gold both expands upon the moody post-punk foundations that Tombs‘ prior albums explored while also bringing out the band’s most traditionally metal moments yet. Once every few years a record comes along that sets a new benchmark for what can be done in heavy music. This is that moment and this is that record. The Savage Gold Track Listing is as follows:

1. Thanatos
2. Portraits
3. Seance
4. Echoes
5. Deathtripper
6. Edge of Darkness
7. Ashes
8. Legacy
9. Severed Lives
10. Spiral

Savage Gold is one the most anticipated underground metal album of 2014 as stated by Decibel Magazine, Revolver Magazine, Noisecreep and numerous other outlets. The band’s sophomore LP Path Of Totality unanimously topped 2011 end of the year metal lists (everyone from Decibel to Pitchfork to NPR, and more, dubbed it their top album of that year).

Tombs online:

http://facebook.com/TombsBklyn
http://tombsbklyn.bandcamp.com

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Tombs begin work on next album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 12th November 2013 by Nico Davidson

Brooklyn band Tombs announced that today is the day they enter the studio to begin the recording process of their new album, which will the follow up to their 2011 release Path To Totality. The three piece unit will be working with famed produced Erik Rutan (Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal) over the next two weeks at his Mana Recording Studio in St Petersburg, Florida. Tombs vocalist and guitarist Mike Hill comments:

The new material is darker and more extreme than the last record. The addition of bassist Ben Brand and guitarist Garett Bussanick have really stepped up the playing and musicianship to a new level.

Tombs have released two full-lengths and one singles/rarities collection via Relapse Records, all of which are available for streaming via Bandcamp here.

Tombs online:

http://tombscult.com
http://facebook.com/TombsBklyn
httP;//tombsbklyn.bandcamp.com

 

Belphegor premier new video for In Blood – Devour This Sanctity on YouTube

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 1st November 2013 by Nico Davidson

In time for the age-long celebration of All Hallow’s Eve, European black and death metal royalty premiered the video for their new single In Blood – Devour This Sanctity last night on YouTube.com. The clip was filmed at Moskva Hall in Moscow and was recorded and edited by Andrey Kovalev. The song itself is taken from Belphegor‘s latest offering of black and death laced metal Blood Magick Necromance, which was released in January 2011. Commenting on the video, vocalist and guitarist Helmuth said:

What a brutal concert; extreme, obscene and memorable. For the new video I decided to take In Blood – Devour This Sanctity with visual live sequences from the Moscow ritual. Authentic and insane. One of my fave tracks in a live situation. Musick wise inspired by The Hungarian Dances by the classical composer Johannes Brahms ( 1833-1897 ). You also find there all the Belphegor trademarks. Shredding guitars, fast drums and heretical grunts. Enjoy!

The band’s highly anticipated 10th studio album was recorded and mixed at Mana Studios with producer Erik Rutan (Cannibal CorpseGoatwhore, Hate Eternal). The as-of-yet-untitled record is tentatively scheduled for a May 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records. This will be band’s first album since Helmuth’s near death experience, which caused the band to cancel several tours in 2011/2012.

Belphergor online:

http://www.facebook.com/belphegor

Lancastrian metal band Shades of Avalon part ways with drummer

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 21st October 2013 by Nico Davidson

As announced via their Facebook page earlier today (21 October 2013), northern barbarian metallers Shades of Avalon have parted ways with drummer Dan Barham. The reasons stated were “irredeemable personal differences” but the band went on to state that they wish him the best of luck in the future.

SoA also mentioned that they are now looking for a new drummer to fill the recently vacated drum throne. Any interested applicants are to message the band’s Facebook page which can be found in the links below. No word has been said about their upcoming shows.

Shades of Avalon online:

http://shadesofavalon.com
http://facebook.com/shadesofavalon
http://twitter.com/shadesofavalon

 

Rivers Of Nihil release studio video and confirm US tour with Beneath The Massacre

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 29th August 2013 by Nico Davidson

Already with a busy schedule, Rivers Of Nihil have added a US tour supporting Beneath The Massacre in October this year. Other bands on the tour are Rings Of Saturn and Legion. The tour will see Rivers Of Nihil hit the US east coast and confirmed dates can be viewed below.

Additionally, the band have now released the first of three studio videos, recording their progress and time in the studio. The video can be found at this location where fans can also listen to Rain Eater.

The Conscious Seed of Light, will be released on 14th October in the UK via Metal Blade Records. The album was recorded in March of 2013 at Mana Recording Studios in Florida with famed metal producer/musician Erik Rutan. Guitarist Brody Uttley said:

Working with Erik was a true privilege. Coming from the DIY circuit and immediately recording with one of greatest death metal producers of all time pushed us all more than we ever could have expected, both as musicians and as people. We have grown tremendously as a band in all aspects because of our experience with Erik.

Rivers Of Nihil US tour dates are as follow:

w/ Allegaeon, Abiotic, Wretched

  • 08/27 Louisville, KY Diamond Pub & Billiards
  • 08/28 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
  • 08/29 Destin, FL Club LA
  • 08/30 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbit
  • 08/31 Lake Worth, FL The Speakeasy

w/ Beneath The Massacre, Rings of Saturn, Legion

  • 10/03 Montreal, ON Underworld
  • 10/04 Amityville, NY Revolution
  • 10/05 Albany, NY Bogies
  • 10/06 Wilmington, DE Mojo 13 (Death Fest)
  • 10/08 Springfield, VA Empire
  • 10/09 Jeannette PA Gators
  • 10/10 Rochester, NY Dubland Underground
  • 10/11 Trenton, NJ Championship Bar & Grill
  • 10/12 New York, NY Tobacco Road
  • 10/13 Worcester, MA The Palladium

w/ Abiotic, Dying Fetus, Exhumed, Devourment

  • 10/26 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theatre
  • 10/27 Chicago, IL Reggie’s
  • 10/28 Madison, WI The High Noon Saloon
  • 10/29 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
  • 10/30 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
  • 10/31 Worcester, MA The Palladium (Upstairs)
  • 11/01 New York, NY The Gramercy Theater
  • 11/02 Springfield, VA Empire

Rivers Of Nihil online:

http://facebook.com/riversofnihil

Rivers Of Nihil stream Rain Eater from new album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 20th August 2013 by Nico Davidson

Rivers Of Nihil have released their first single from their forthcoming album The Conscious Seed of Light, which is due foe release via Metal Blade on 14th October in the UK. Rain Eater is now now available for streaming at this location.

The was recorded in March, earlier this year at Mana Recording Studio in Florida with famed metal producer and musician Erik Rutan. Guitarist Brody Uttley commented:

Working with Erik was a true privilege. Coming from the DIY circuit and immediately recording with one of greatest death metal producers of all time pushed us all more than we ever could have expected, both as musicians and as people. We have grown tremendously as a band in all aspects because of our experience with Erik.

As mentioned above, the debut single from the album, Rain Eater, is now streaming at this location. The artwork for the album was handled by Dan Seagrave, whose illustrious portifolio includes artwork for Morbid AngelEmtombedSuffocation and Decrepit BirthRivers Of Nihil ended up sendign a brief treatment of the album to a number of artists that they admire and though the artists seemed interested, it was Dan Seagrave who seemed to understand and appreciate it to a degree. Speaking of Seagrave, guitarist Brody said:

He really tore into it! What we see on the cover is a landscape of a world that doesn’t need mankind, we are relics here, and the sun is the only true master.

The Conscious Seed of Light tracklisting:

1. Terrestria I: Thaw
2. Rain Eater
3. Birth of the Omnisavior
4. Soil & Seed
5. Central Antheneum
6. Mechanical Trees
7. Place of Serpents
8. Human Adaptation
9. A Fertile Altar
10. Airless

Rivers Of Nihil online:

http://www.facebook.com/riversofnihil
http://twitter.com/riversofnihil
http://www.riversofnihilpa.bandcamp.com
http://soundcloud.com/rivers-of-nihil

 

Ephel Duath releases new EP in North America

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 14th August 2012 by Nico Davidson

Today, On Death and Cosmos – the new EP from progressive avant-garde metal band Ephel Duath – will be released for the North American territory.  As quoted by Decibel Magazine, the EP is “one of the most impenetrable chunk of music offered by any band this year (…) there’s metal being shaped here in a way no one has before.” Continuing to be one of the most unclassifiable acts in regard to metal genre, the band is deeply proud of seeing the EP being finally released in the US, after the initial European release date in June. Mastermind and guitarist Davide Tiso commented: “It was impressive to see the amount of European press we got with just three songs. Now that we are seeing the same thing happening in the US, it feels like we have the chance to celebrate this fortunate EP twice!

Ephel Duath had the pleasure of working with producer and studio owner Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal/ex-Morbid Angel) behind the mixing board of On Death and Cosmos. As a result of this cooperation, Erik Rutan has prepared a video in which he discusses his own view on the new EP and talks about working with the band.

The EP will be released on the US market by Agonia Records via Sony RED distribution as: digital download, digipack CD and (for the first time in Ephel Duath‘s career) vinyl, strictly limited to 300 copies along with a digital download card.