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Live collaboration between Napalm Death and ceramicist Keith Harrison

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 7th September 2013 by Pieni

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On the 29th of November something unique will happen at De La Warr Pavilion: Bustleholm, a live collaboration between grindcore masters Napalm Death and ceramicist Keith Harrison.

Originally created for the Victoria and Albert Museum, where Harrison was Ceramics Resident from October 2012 until March 2013, the event had to be cancelled due “concerns that the high level of decibels generated by the concert would damage the historic fabric of the building”.

Because decibels is what this project is about: Harrison has built an experimental sculptural sound system, clad with blue and yellow ceramic tiles, which will be both activated and progressively disintegrated by Napalm Death‘s music.

The event is free, but limited. Booking fees apply. Maximum 4 tickets per booking.
For more information please call 01424 229111 or visit www.dlwp.com. Doors open at 7pm.

Napalm Death online:
www.napalmdeath.org
www.facebook.com/officialnapalmdeath
www.myspace.com/napalmdeath
www.twitter.com/NAPALM_DEATH

Century Media Records online:
www.centurymedia.com

More on Keith Harrison:
www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/c/keithharrison

The De La Warr Pavilion is a Modernist icon for the contemporary arts on the sea-front in Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex.

Insomnium release behind the scenes video for One For Sorrow

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 30th August 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Before heading to the studio to record their follow-up for One For Sorrow; Finland’s darkest death metal musicial export Insomnium have complied a “Making Of” documentary of their time in the studio recording their Century Media debut album; One For Sorrow.

The band comments about this:

During the spring 2011 our good friend Jussi Ratilainen decided to shoot some video of Insomnium, which was supposed to become a short, making-of-documentary about writing and recording of our latest album One For Sorrow. As you already know, things took unexpected turn and we lost a band member and a good friend, Ville Vänni, during this process. Luckily, during the same year we also found the best imaginable fit and new member from Markus Vanhala. This is our first-ever video release telling how One for Sorrow came into being. It’s also a story about friendship and dedication; about four guys chasing a dream while trying to make ends meet. In all its honesty.

The first episode can be viewed at this location.

Furthermore Insomnium will embark for one more European tour to promote One For Sorrow. This time they’ll team up with mighty Children Of Bodom. The band is psyched about joining the metal legends on tour:

We have been listening Children of Bodom since we started this band and it’s an honour to share the same stage with them every night. Can’t wait to see you on road!

CHILDREN OF BODOM, NAPALM DEATH (main support), INSOMNIUM (2nd support act)MEDEIA (opening act)

07.10.2013 (GB) BOURNEMOUTH, O2 Academy
08.10.2013 (GB) BRISTOL, O2 Academy
10.10.2013 (IRL) DUBLIN, Vicar Street
12.10.2013 (GB) SHEFFIELD, O2 Academy
13.10.2013 (GB) NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy
14.10.2013 (GB) MANCHESTER, Academy
15.10.2013 (GB) LONDON, Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Insomnium are touring their latest album ‘One For Sorrow’ that was released last year to critical acclaim via Century Media Records.

Insomnium online:

http://insomnium.net
http://facebook.com/insomniumofficial

 

Napalm Death confirmed as UK support for Children of Bodom

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 5th August 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Pioneers of the UK grindcore scene Napalm Death were recently announced as special guests on Children of Bodom’s upcoming Halo of Blood UK tour. Formed in 1981 in Birmingham, Napalm Death have consistently released groundbreaking albums since their now legendary 1987 debut release Scum and they show no signs of slowing down as they continue to tour in support of their current Utilitarian release which came out in 2012. Children of Bodom stated:

Touring the UK and Ireland with Napalm Death feels great! We are honoured to have these pioneers with us and looking forward to seeing them live every night!

Tour dates are as follow:

7th October – BOURNEMOUTH, O2 Academy
8th October – BRISTOL, O2 Academy
10th October – DUBLIN, Vicar St.
12th October – SHEFFIELD, O2 Academy
13th October – NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy
14th October – MANCHESTER, Academy
15th October – LONDON, O2, Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Napalm Death online:

http://www.napalmdeath.org
http://twitter.com/NAPALM_DEATH
http://facebook.com/napalmdeathofficial

 

Carpathian Forest pull out of Maryland Deathfest due to last minute visa setback

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 24th May 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Carpathian Forest’s frontman Nattefrost is one more in the long line of Scandinavian Black Metal musicians who have been unable to gain entry into the United States due to the labyrinthine and draconian immigration laws that have so often denied US fans the opportunity to see their favourite European bands.  Despite this setback, Carpathian Forest, whose remaining four members had been granted visas, were still aiming to appear at the Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore on the 26th May as scheduled, but as a four-piece, with guitarist BloodPervertor taking on vocals.  Unfortunately, for reasons unknown, the embassy was not able to return drummer Kobro’s passport in time for the band to leave, and Carpathian Forest has therefore been forced to pull out of the festival completely.  However, three members – guitarists Tchort and BloodPervertor and bassist Vrangsinn will attend and will be available to talk to fans.

It is only under very exceptional circumstances that Carpathian Forest play without Nattefrost, the only other occasion having been when BloodPervertor stepped in to cover vocals on a handful of dates during the No Mercy Tour in 2004 when Nattefrost broke his collar bone.  Commenting on the original decision to go ahead despite the absence of the band’s iconic frontman and then still being forced to cancel, guitarist Tchort  had this to say:

When we decided to make the trip without Nattefrost, we knew that many fans would be disappointed, but at the same time we didn’t want to let down the organisers who have been so supportive throughout the whole visa process, and have done everything they could possibly to do to try and make it happen.  We were also very aware that Carpathian Forest has many fans in the United States who have waited a long, long time to see the band live, and, given the circumstances, there is always the possibility that Nattefrost may never be granted a visa, so this might have been the only opportunity our US fans will have to see us on stage, albeit minus one member.  To then have to pull out completely because of whatever delays occurred even though Kobro’s visa was granted, was a big disappointment for everyone.

Carpathian Forest recently returned to the scene after a period of stasis, and will spend most of 2013 playing a series of one-off shows and festivals while they prepare to record the long-awaited follow up to 2004’s Fuck You All!!!!

Carpathian Forest online:

https://www.facebook.com/carpathianforest
http://www.myspace.com/blackshiningleather

At The Gates announced as mainstage headliner for Northern Darkness

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 22nd May 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Swedish death metal legends At The Gates have been announced as the headliners for this year’s Northern Darkness Festival, marking the band’s first Newcastle show in almost 20 years. Other bands on the bill include, but are not limited to: Dyscarnate, Bloodshot Dawn, Old Corpse Road, Decapitated, Napalm Death and many more.

The festival will take place at the Northumbria University in Newcastle on Sunday 8th December. Tickets are available from this location.

The Northern Darkness Festival online:

http://www.northerndarkness.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/NorthernDarknessFestival

 

Vektor’s debut album, Black Future, now available on CD and vinyl

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 29th April 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Black Future, the debut album from Philadelphia-based sci-fi thrash outfit Vektor, has been re-issued and is out now on CD and limited edition LP.

Originally released in 2009, Black Future saw Vektor emerge as one of the few genuinely innovative young thrash bands around, and with 2011’s Outer Isolation and a recent prestigious US tour with Napalm Death and Municipal Waste also under their belt, the band are fast becoming one of the underground’s hottest names.

Black Future features nine tracks and is available now on CD, as well as on double gatefold vinyl in the following quantities and colours:

100 – Oblivion Clear (SOLD OUT)
200 – DNA White
300 – Nebula Purple
400 – Future Black

Get Black Future now from the Earache Webstore in Europe at this location or in North America here. Black Future is also available now on iTunes here.

Black Future features the following tracks:

1. Black Future
2. Oblivion
3. Destroying the Cosmos
4. Forests of Legend
5. Hunger for Violence
6. Deoxyribonucleic Acid
7. Asteroid
8. Dark Nebula
9. Accelerating Universe

See Vektor live at the following shows:

May 24 – Stockton, CA – Plea for Peace (w/ Warbringer)
Jun. 21 – Clisson, France – Hellfest

Vektor online:

http://facebook.com/VektorOfficial
http://myspace.com/vektor

 

Huntress confirm first ever UK shows plus Hammerfest 5 appearance

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 18th September 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Huntress will play their first ever UK shows in October 2012 including a London appearance at Metal Hammer’s Halloween party.

The LA outfit will play Bournemouth and Cardiff before joining Black Spiders at Islington Academy on October 29, 2012.

All proceeds from the London show will go to two awesome charities – Childline and Health Partnership Nepal – and with tickets coming in at just £3.50 and shots of Kraken and pints of Hobgoblin at recession-slaying prices; you really have no excuse not to be there. Huntress will be on stage at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale now – click here to purchase tickets.

October 2012
26th         BOURNEMOUTH – Sound Circus
27th         CARDIFF – Bogiez
29th         LONDON – O2 Academy Islington

And Hammerfest 5 (In Fear of the Dragon) have just announced Huntress will grace the event now in its new location at Haven in Pwllheli in North Wales.

They’ll be joined by Candlemass, Hatebreed, Destruction, Napalm Death, Enslaved, Senser, 4Arm, Stuka Squadron and Winterfylleth with many more to still be confirmed.

Hammerfest 5 (In Fear Of the Dragon) takes place between March 14-17, 2012 in it’s new location of Haven. Hafan y Môr Holiday Park,Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales.

For more information & tickets click here.

The event is already close to fifty percent sold and we have a ton of great acts still to announce so grab your tickets fast .