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Inferitvm – The Grimoires

Posted in Metal with tags , , , on 8th January 2019 by izaforestspirit

Inferitvm
The Grimoires
Released 25th January 2019
Atmospheric Black Metal
Released via Inverse Records

Inferitvm - The Grimoires

The Grimoires’ is the second album from the Spanish black metal band Inferitvm. The group was formed in 2014 and they are based in the Balearic island of Mallorca. It’s been a long while since I last heard any Spanish black metal. The main band of the genre I knew from there was Asgaroth, who called it a day back in 2007. So I guess it’s about time that I check out some of the current black metal scene in that region.

One quick glance at the cover and the song titles gives you a good clue about the themes of this album. This is very much centered around the occult, witchcraft and mysticism. As for the music, what we have here are eleven tracks of atmospheric black metal which appears to draw inspiration from the Nordic black metal scene, most notably Emperor, Satyricon and to a lesser extent Immortal. The vocalist has a similar style to that of Abbath. There are a fair few melodic elements on here such as the guitar passages and the keyboards on Malleus Maleficarum. They even included a short keyboard solo at the end of the track.

Another song that caught my attention is Goetia of Shadows. The pace is a bit more varied on here, ranging from slow and atmospheric to mid-paced and aggressive. The melodic guitar and keyboard parts at the start and mid-way through the track really reminded me of early Emperor. This song also marks a turning point in the album moving towards a faster, more guitar focused black metal sound enhanced by Vltra’s grim croaking and less keyboards.

In summary, ‘The Grimoires’ is a good example of modern atmospheric black metal that is heavily influenced by Northern European black metal from the 1990s. I reckon that fans of Emperor and early Satyricon would enjoy this album. I certainly do.

4/5
Iza Raittila

Sorronia announced as support to Tarja Turunen for six European dates

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 15th January 2014 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Hungary’s up-and-coming symphonic metallers Sorronia have been confirmed as support for six European shows for Tarja Turunen later this month. Tour dates are as follow:

Jan. 28th – Aula Magna – Lisbon Portugal
Jan. 29th – Sala Arena – Madrid, Spain
Jan. 31st – Santana 27 – Bilbao, Spain
Feb. 1st – Salamandra 1 – Barcelona, Spain
Feb. 15th – Rocking Chair – Vevey, Switzerland
Feb. 16th – Theatro Giovanni Da Udine – Udine, Italy

Sorronia have released its first album, titled Words of Silence, on 28th October, 2013 via Bakerteam Records with world-wide distribution. The beautiful album artwork was handled by the talented artist Alexandra V Bach who also worked with acts like Kamelot and Adagio. The album was warmly welcomed by the audience and the press. The support role on Tarja’s upcoming European tour isn’t the first time that Sorronia have supported a well known act on the female-fronted scene as just recently they were on a shorter tour with the German symphonic metal powerhouse Xandria by visiting Spanish cities: Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Zaragoza.

Sorronia online:

http://facebook.com/SorroniaOfficial
http://twitter.com/SorroniaBand/
http://youtube.com/SorroniaOfficial

 

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Striker to tour Europe this month

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 8th November 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Canadian metallers Striker will be touring Europe this month with five UK dates (which do include a Scottish and Welsh date). Striker comments:

Beware Europe… Striker is coming for you! After a long wait we’re finally taking Armed to the Teeth overseas to tour over Germany, Spain, Italy and more with some really killer bands. We’ve got a ton of big announcements coming up, and we can’t wait to get this started!  This tour is just the beginning and more dates will be announced soon. So keep your eyes peeled, beers cold, and horns held high!

Tour dates are as follow:

25.11.13 UK – London / Garage
27.11.13 UK – Edinburg / Bannermans
28.11.13 UK – Nuneaton / Queens Hall
30.11.13 UK – Wales / Hard Rock Hell
01.12.13 UK – Sutton / The Diamond
04.12.13 ES – Donostia / Mogambo
05.12.13 ES – Madrid / Sala Excalibur
06.12.13 ES – Valenvia / Sala Agora Live
07.12.13 ES – Barcelona / Sala La Bascula
08.12.13 IT – Torino / White Lion Club
10.12.13 IT – Viareggio / Paranoid Music Club
11.12.13 IT – Milan / Blue Rose Saloon
12.12.13 SI – Ljubljana / Orto Bar
13.12.13 AT – Vienna / Escape
14.12.13 AT – Dornbirn / Schlachthaus
17.12.13 DE – Hamburg / Bambi Gallore
19.12.13 DE – Trier / Exhaus
20.12.13 NL – Arnhem / Willemeen
21.12.13 BE – Antwerp / Kavka
22.12.13 NL – Tilburg / Little Devil

Striker online:

http://facebook.com/strikermetal

 

Angelus Apatrida’s Evil Unleashed/Give ‘Em War 2CD set details unveiled

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 4th November 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Thrash metal band Angelus Apatrida will soon release a 2CD set, dubbed Evil Unleashed/Give ‘Em War, which will feature their first two albums Evil Unleashed (2006) and Give ‘Em War (2007). The 2CD set will also contain plenty of bonus material. The CD set will be released on 18th November throughout Europe, via Century Media, making this the first time that these two albums are properly available outside the band’s home turf of Spain.

The 2CD set will be available for the price of a standard album and boasts new artwork (as can be seen above) by Gustavo Sazes (Arch Enemy, Firewind), linear notes and a grand total of 13 pre-production demo tracks as a special bonus. In total, there will be 37 tracks on the set, equating to over 2.5 hours of thrashtastic listening for your pleasure.

In order to celebrate the release of this upcoming release, the title track Angelus Apatrida’s Give ‘Em Hell album has been launched online and can be heard below.

Here is the complete tracklisting (for both the 2CD and the Digital Download formats) of this special re-release:

CD1 / “Evil Unleashed”:
1. Overture: The Dictate (0:54)
2. Versus The World (5:10)
3. Fuck You (4:24)
4. Backbone Crusher (4:17)
5. Gone Away (5:14)
6. Time To Rise Hell (4:03)
7. Negotiating The Clowns (4:08)
8. The Thornmaker (3:51)
9. Sons Of Revolution (4:55)
10. Hereditary Genius (4:08)
11. Killers And Killed (4:45)
12. Domination (5:04) – Pantera Cover Version

Bonus Tracks:

13. Backbone Crusher (Demo 2003) (4:31)
14. Supremacy In Chaos (Demo 2003) (3:32)
15. Sons Of Revolution (Demo 2003) (4:34)
16. Unknown Human Being (Demo 2003) (4:33)
17. Give ’Em War (Demo 2006) (3:00)
18. Energy (Demo 2006) (2:34)

CD2 / “Give ‘Em War”:

1. Vomitive (3:59)
2. So Unjustly (3:15)
3. Corruption (3:09)
4. Free Your Soul (4:23)
5. Never Forget (5:28)
6. Energy (4:40)
7. Give ’Em War (2:57)
8. Collateral Damage (4:23)
9. Room 237 (3:41)
10. Thrash Attack (4:22)
11. In The Heart Of Nations (4:09)
12. The Calm (4:31)

Bonus Tracks:

13. Vomitive (Demo 2006) (4:07)
14. Collateral Damage (Demo 2006) (4:25)
15. Room 237 (Demo 2006) (2:41)
16. Free Your Soul (Demo 2006) (4:31)
17. In The Heart Of Nations (Demo 2006) (4:28)
18. The Calm (Demo 2006) (4:58)
19. So Unjustly (Demo 2006) (3:10)

In order to support this special re-release but also to continue promoting Angelus Apatrida’s most recent studio album, The Call, the band will be embarking on a next European tour in November-December together with Havok and Savage Messiah. Here is a full list of upcoming dates:

HAVOK, ANGELUS APATRIDA, SAVAGE MESSIAH:

23.11.13 Edegem (Belgium) – JH Nootuitgang
24.11.13 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Distortion Fest *
25.11.13 London (England) – Underworld
26.11.13 Cardiff (England) – Clwb Ifor Bach
27.11.13 Norwich (England) – Epic Studios
28.11.13 Glasgow (Scotland) – Cathouse
29.11.13 Plymouth (UK) – White Rabbit
30.11.13 Châlons en Champagne (France) – Contre Point
01.12.13 Nantes (France) – Le Ferrailleur
02.12.13 Toulouse (France) – Le Saint des Seins
03.12.13 Bilbao (Spain) – Kafe Antzokia
04.12.13 Madrid (Spain) – Sala Caracol
05.12.13 Valencia (Spain) – Rock City
06.12.13 Barcelona (Spain) – Music Hall
07.12.13 Bresso/Milan (Italy) – Blue Rose Saloon
08.12.13 München (Germany) – Feierwerk
09.12.13 Wien (Austria) – Arena
10.12.13 Salzburg (Austria) – Rockhouse
11.12.13 Ljubljana (Slovenia) – Orto Bar
12.12.13 Borkovany (Czech Republic) – Republica San Bonigo
13.12.13 Leipzig (Germany) – Conne Island
14.12.13 Essen (Germany) – Cafe Nova
15.12.13 Berlin (Germany) – Magnet

* Havok and Angelus Apatrida only!

Angelus Apatrida online:

http://www.angelusapatrida.com
http://www.facebook.com/angelusapatrida
http://twitter.com/angelusapatrida

 

Wintersun confirm shows in Spain for 2013

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 7th December 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Finnish metallers Wintersun have confirmed three shows for Spain for 2013. Locations and dates of the shows are as followed:

June
24 – Bilbao, Spain – Rockstar
25 – Madrid, Spain – Caracol
26 – Barcelona, Spain – Apolo 2

Wintersun are currently on a North American tour with Eluveitie and Varg. The band are also confirmed to play Metalfest and Beastival in Germany as well as Tuska Open Air in Helsinki, Finland.
Below are the remaining dates on the North American tour:

December
7 – Louis’ Pub – Saskatoon, SK
8 – West End Cultural Centre – Winnipeg, MB
9 – Station 4 – Saint Paul, MN
11 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
12 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
13 – The Opera House – Toronto, ON
14 – Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
15 – Club Soda – Montreal, QC
16 – Imperial – Quebec City, QC
18 – Water Street Music Hall (at The Club) – Rochester, NY
19 – Mr. Small’s Theatre – Millvale, PA
20 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
21 – Royale Boston – Boston, MA

 

God Seed to tour Europe in November & December

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 21st September 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

God Seed are heading out to tour Europe in November and December with Cradle of Filth on the Creatures From The Black Abyss Tour 2012! You don’t want to miss this! Check out the dates below.

God Seed release the new album I Begin October 22nd in North America, October 26th in Norway & GAS and October 30th in the rest of Europe.

Creatures From The Black Abyss – European Tour 2012:

07 Nov – Holland, Haarlem – Patronaat
08 Nov – Holland, Leeuwarden – Romeein
09 Nov – Germany, Osnabrück – Hyde Park
10 Nov – Denmark, Aarhus – Train
12 Nov – Sweden, Gothenburg – Trädgarn
13 Nov – Sweden, Stockholm – Klubben
15 Nov – Finland, Tampere – Klubbi
16 Nov – Finland, Helsinki – Nosturi
17 Nov – Estonia, Tallinn – Rock Cafe
19 Nov – Belarus, Minsk – Re:Public
20 Nov – Ukraine, Kiev – Bingo
22 Nov – Poland, Warsaw – Progressja
23 Nov – Poland, Krakow – Kwadrat
24 Nov – Czech Republic, Zlin – Winter Masters Of Rock
26 Nov – Italy, Bologna – Estragon
27 Nov – Italy, Milan – Alcatraz (Small Hall)
29 Nov – France, Montpellier – Rockstore
30 Nov – Spain, Bilbao – Santana 27
01 Dec – Spain, Santiago De Compostela – Capitol
02 Dec – Portugal, Porto – Hard Club
04 Dec – Spain, Madrid – La Riviera
05 Dec – Spain, Barcelona – Salamandra
07 Dec – Germany, Geiselwind – Musichall
08 Dec – Germany, Bochum – Matrix
09 Dec – Switzerland, Pratteln – Z-7
11 Dec – Czech Republic, Prague – Meet Factory
13 Dec – Slovakia, Bratislava – Majestic Music Club
14 Dec – Germany, Munich – Theaterfabrik
15 Dec – Austria, Wels – Schlachthof
16 Dec – Germany, Berlin – C-Club
19 Dec – UK, London – Forum

Arch Enemy announce release of video for Cruelty Without Beauty

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 19th September 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Arch Enemy’s Khaos Legions campaign gathers more steam as the band announce a new video for the song Cruelty Without Beauty from the band’s latest album Khaos Legions. Vocalist Angela Gossow of the Sweden based melodic death metal quintet comments, “I’m very pleased we got this video done for one of my favourite songs off the Khaos Legions album. The video is quite raw and extreme as it reflects the lyrics very well I believe, dealing with a subject matter close to my heart – animal cruelty and vivisection.

Angela adds, “We want to thank the good folks at Peta2, Hardforce, Metalitalia and The Metal Circus for supporting a serious subject. All of us have been well aware that a video like this doesn’t find everybody’s acceptance. But rock music was always more than guitar riffs – it’s also the voice of the voiceless.

This autumn will be see the band trail blaze across European soil with 4 shows in Spain with special support from extreme metal legends Voivod. The year will close with a South America tour ending in Mexico City (where despite the Mayan Calendar the world doesn’t end).

05/10/12 – Hell Inside Festival, Würzburg – Germany
10/10/12 – L’Usine, Geneva – Switzerland
12/10/12 – Blackout Rock Club, Rome – Italy
13/10/12 – Fillmore Live Club, Piacenza – Italy
14/10/12 – Z7, Pratteln – Switzerland
16/10/12 – Gemeindesaal, Kundl – Austria
17/10/12 – Rockfabrik, Ludwigsburg – Germany
19/10/12 – Kulturfabrik, Krefeld – Germany
21/10/12 – Le Bataclan, Paris – France
23/10/12 – Totem, Pamplona – Spain
25/10/12 – Capitol, Santiago de Compostela – Spain
26/10/12 – La Riviera, Madrid – Spain
27/10/12 – Razzmatazz 2, Barcelona – Spain
21/11/12 – Teatro Caupolican, Santiago – Chile
23/11/12 – Teatro Flores, Buenos Aires – Argentina
25/11/12 – Carioca Club, Sao Paulo – Brazil
27/11/12 – Club Platense, Montevideo – Uruguay
29/11/12 – Centro De Convenciones Scencia De La Molina, Lima – Peru
01/12/12 – Club Peppers, San José – Costa Rica
04/12/12 – Circo Volador, Mexico City – Mexico