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Mayhem reveal tracklist and artwork for new album Esoteric Warfare

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 19th March 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Seven long years have passed since the legendary Norwegian black metal kings Mayhem released their fourth and latest album Ordo ad Chao. In the year of the band’s 30th anniversary, the single most notorious and important band in the history of black metal returns with ten venomous and vicious tracks in the form of their new album Esoteric Warfare that are true to the Norwegians’ immense legacy as kings of the underground.

Esoteric Warfare will be released via Season of Mist on 23rd May this year. The album will be available in many different formats including a limited edition vinyl collector’s box through the Season of Mist e-shop. The tracklist and album artwork can be seen down below.

The tracklist for Esoteric Warfare is as follows:

1. Watcher
2. Psywar
3. Trinity
4. Pandaemon
5. Mylab
6. Six Seconds
7. Throne Of Time
8. Corpse Of Care
9. Posthuman
10. Aion Suntalia

In related news, Mayhem have also announced a headlining European tour which will take place in May and will celebrate the 30 years of the band’s reign over the Norwegian black metal scene. Tour dates are as follow:

14th May – Hamburg (DE) Markthalle
16th May – Bochum (DE) Matrix
17th May – Köln (DE) Essigfabrik
18th May – Eindhoven (NL) Effenaar
20th May – Bruxelles (BE) AB
21st May – London (GB) Electric Ballroom
22nd May – Paris (FR) Le Divan du Monde
23rd May – Winterthur (CH) Gaswerk
24th May – Milan (IT) Factory
26th May – Bratislava (SK) Randal
27th May – München (DE) Backstage Club
28th May – Berlin (DE) C-Club
29th May – Warsaw (PL) Proxima
30th May – Plzen (CZ) Metalfest Open Air Festival
31st May – København (DK) Pumpehuset

Additional festival shows have also been published:

28th Jun – Lausanne (CH) Les Docks (Inferno Festival Swiss Edition)
8th Aug – Øya (NO) Tøyenparken (Øya Festival)

Mayhem online:

http://thetruemayhem.com
http://facebook.com/thetruemayhem

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Dark Essence Records post tracklisting for Alfapokalyps

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on 6th January 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Norwegian label Dark Essence Records recently unveiled the tracklisting for Alfapokalyps, the upcoming album from Swedish rockers Alfahanne. The ten-track album will be the debut full-length release from Alfahanne, a name that is relatively new on the scene compared to some of the label’s more venerable artists, yet it is a band that has managed to tempt the likes of Taake’s Hoest, Shining’s Niklas Kvarforth, and Helheim’s V’gandr to make guest appearances on Alfapokalyps.  Set to hit the streets on the 10th of February, Alfapokalyps was  mixed by Tore Stjerna at the Necromorbus Studio.  Artwork, as seen above, is by Mikael Skoog. The tracklisting for Alfapokalyps is as follow:

1. Bättre Dar – guest vocals from Niklas Kvarforth (Shining)
2. Ormar Af Satan
3. Såld På Mörkret – guest vocals from Hoest (Taake)
4. Dödskult
5. Rocken Dör
6. Syndarnas Flod
7. Alfa Hordes
8. Indiehora – guest vocals from V’gandr (Helheim, Taake)
9. Där Drömmarna Dör
10. Alla Ska Mé

Formed in 2010, Alfahanne’s debut release came in 2013 with the release of the Grym split 7” with Sweden’s Shining. Alfahanne plays what its members describe as Alfapocalyptic Rock, which mixes Black Metal with Classic Rock and Punk, all topped off with some Goth influences.  It is music that is both powerful and beautiful whilst at the same time is ugly, and about which the band says:

When you are into it you don’t feel pleasure and you don’t feel pain but you definitely FEEL.

Whilst Alfahanne might be a fairly new name to a lot of people, the band’s members, which include Pehr Skioldhammer on Vocals and Guitar, Fredrik Sööberg on Guitars, Niklas Åström on Drums and Jimmy Wiberg on Bass,  have been around the Black Metal scene since the early ‘90’s, playing in bands like Vinterland and early Maze Of Torment.

Alfahanne’s next live appearance will be on the 16th of April at the Dark Essence Records Club Night at the Inferno Festival in Oslo.  They are also set to appear at the Tons of Rock Festival alongside Sabaton, Sepultura and Soilwork in June.

Alfahanne online:

https://facebook.com/alfahanneofficial
http://reverbnation.com/alfahanne
http://youtube.com/channel/UCzlnEhv8tEx2GNRAqVduRMQ
http://soundcloud.com/alfahanne

 

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Keep Of Kalessin confirmed to tour Europe with Finntroll

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 16th April 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Keep Of Kalessin are confirmed to head out on tour around Europe in May with Finntroll! Tour dates are as follows:

08.05.2013 DE – Berlin @ K17
09.05.2013 BE – Vosselaar @ Biebob
10.05.2013 NL – Dordrecht @ Bibelot
11.05.2013 DE – Cologne @ Live Music Hall
12.05.2013 FR – Paris @ La Machine Du Moulin Rouge
13.05.2013 UK – London @ Undeworld

Keep Of Kalessin released the new video Introspection at the Indie Recordings Label Night at the Inferno Festival this Easter, where Obsidian C announced that he will take over as vocalist.

Introspection shows the band from a more serious and mature side than before. The band also brings more of their 80’s inspiration into this track with Obsidian C. showing a lot more of his impressive solo skills.

 

TRIPTYKON and ONE TAIL ONE HEAD comfirmed for Inferno Festival 2012!

Posted in Festival, News with tags , , , on 10th December 2011 by Demolithia

From Celtic Frost ashes, TRIPTYKON and ONE TAIL ONE HEAD (OTOH) of the new Norwegian black metal scene will play this year’s black Easter celebration! They join the INFERNO 2012 line up with BORKANAGAR, ARCTURUS, TSJUDER, AGALLOCH , ANAAL NATHRAKH, SOLSTAFIR, ABSU, WITCHERY, CHURCH OF MISERY, EINHERJER and VESEN.THE INFERNO METAL FESTIVALhas become a true black Easter tradition for metal fans, bands and music industry from all over the world with nearly 50 concerts every year since the start back in 2001. The festival offers exclusive concerts in unique surroundings with some of the best extreme metal bands and experimental artists in the world, from the new and underground to the legendary giants. At INFERNO you meet up with fellow metalheads for four days of head banging, party, black-metal sightseeing and expos, horror films, art exhibitions and all the unholy treats your dark heart desires.THE INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL invites you all to the annual black Easter gathering of metal, gore and extreme in Oslo, Norway from April 4. -7.april 2012. – Four days and a hell of a lot of bands!


TRIPTYKON:

As Celtic Frost had once arisen from Hellhammer’s ashes, so arises Triptykon from Celtic Frost’s ashes.  Created to further evolve the darkness invoked by its immediate precursors, seminal black/-extreme metal pioneers Hellhammer and Celtic Frost, Triptykon evolved from a Celtic Frost side project initiated by Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior), the group’s singer, guitarist, and main songwriter. Fischer commented: “Triptykon will sound as close to Celtic Frost as is humanly possible.

The band released its debut album Eparistera Daimones in spring 2010. Both music and lyrics so far disclosed by Triptykon reveal a group immersed in themes such as history, occultism, human disintegration, religious fanaticism and nihilism. Extensive touring followed, and the bands live repertoire is evenly divided between Triptykon’s own music and classic Celtic Frost material. We can’t wait! http://triptykon.net/



ONE TAIL ONE HEAD (OTOH)

The most fertile breeding ground for Norwegian Black Metal has for some time now been situated in Nidaros, and One Tail, One Head is probably the most promising act out of this scene. Consisting of members from highly respected bands like Mare and Celestial Bloodshed One Tail, One Head have two acclaimed demos to their name, and have recently released two EPs on norwegian cult label Terratur Possessions.

One Tail, One Head treads it´s own path, though carrying the torch of esoteric tradition detecting elements from many different sources of sound, despite the simplicity of the music, believing in the power to create and manifest visions by their own premises.  All in the name of death itself and the journey towards the endless light.  One Tail, One Head has been spreading it´s violence and intensity across Europe and have gained notoriety through their intense live rituals combining atmosphere, pure energy and aggression. The future of norwegian black metal? No, this is the end. Tornekrans og svovel! http://onetailonehead.wordpress.com/

TICKETS:
Tickets are sold at Billettservice/www.billettservice.no Phone: + 47 815 33 133
Club night    35€, Day pass    70€, Festival pass     180€  www.infernofestival.net