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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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Watain present new song from upcoming album, The Wild Hunt, plus exclusive cover

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

In anticipation of the release of their upcoming album, The Wild Hunt, Sweden’s sinister black metal cultists Watain have unveiled anther new song from the album. The new song, The Child Must Die, can be heard down below. Watain made comment on the song:

The Child Must Die is a song of sorrow and liberation, of the sacrifices that the path of adversity requires. Musically it shows yet another side of The Wild Hunt, being more Heavy Metal-rooted perhaps than All That May Bleed.

In related news, Watain have also teamed up with American Decibel Magazine to give fans a white-on-black flexi disc for an exclusive cover of Fuck Off, We Murder, as made famous by GG Allin. Head to this location to listen to the cover. Commenting on the cover, Watain had the following to say:

Driven by an inner fire and a genuine contempt for society and all its particles, GG Allin lived and died as a true rock n roll outlaw, and is to this day an inspiration for anyone to whom conformity and authority are things that must be fought and eliminated, not only by words but by action.

The flexi disc for Fuck Off, We Murder will be available for subscribers only in Decibel’s September issue (out in August).

Produced once again by Tore Stjerna at his Necromorbus studio in Alvik (Sweden), The Wild Hunt is a sonic and lyrical tour-de-force that explores Watain‘s roots, such as Bathory and Dissection, while also remaining truly unique. Having lost none of their integrity, Watain continues to push the boundaries of the scene with their fifth full-length, refusing to compromise their sound and vision. Amid the tracks teeming with the band’s classic sound, The Wild Hunt also features clean vocals (a first for the band!) which, as front-man Erik puts it, “…is just us being brutally personal and honest. It shows another important facet of the Watain world.” As this new album will soon prove, Watain truly lives in a world all their own.

The Wild Hunt is due out 19th August in Europe and 20th August in North America through the band’s own label His Master’s Noise via Century Media Records.

Watain online:

http://www.templeofwatain.com
http://www.facebook.com/watainofficial

 

Watain announce formats for upcoming album The Wild Hunt

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 10th July 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Taking things to the next step – whatever the costs are. This has always been Watain’s goal from day one and this has never been truer than with The Wild Hunt, their fifth full-length album coming out 19th August in Europe and 20th August in North America through the band’s own label His Master’s Noise and Century Media Records.

It would be easy to call this the most important album of their career but then again, all their albums are. Yet resting on their laurels never was an option and so Watain decided to go into seclusion for over six months to compose their new album, followed by four long and excruciating months in four different studios to record this beast. With mixing duties handled by the faithful Tore Stjerna at the famous Necromorbus studio in Alvik (Sweden), The Wild Hunt marks another gigantic achievement and most importantly once again ups the ante compared to Watain’s extremely well received previous releases.

The Wild Hunt will be released worldwide in the following formats:

Standard CD Jewelcase (and digital download)
1. Night Vision (3:39)
2. De Profundis (4:33)
3. Black Flames March (6:21)
4. All That May Bleed (4:36)
5. The Child Must Die (6:04)
6. They Rode On (8:43)
7. Sleepless Evil (5:38)
8. The Wild Hunt (6:21)
9. Outlaw (5:07)
10. Ignem Veni Mittere (4:39)
11. Holocaust Dawn (7:07)

Limited Edition CD Mediabook with additional artwork
1. Night Vision (3:39)
2. De Profundis (4:33)
3. Black Flames March (6:21)
4. All That May Bleed (4:36)
5. The Child Must Die (6:04)
6. They Rode On (8:43)
7. Sleepless Evil (5:38)
8. The Wild Hunt (6:21)
9. Outlaw (5:07)
10. Ignem Veni Mittere (4:39)
11. Holocaust Dawn (7:07)
12. …

2LP, 180gr black vinyl in special Gatefold cover
Side A
1. Night Vision (3:39)
2. De Profundis (4:33)
3. Black Flames March (6:21)
4. All That May Bleed (4:36)

Side B
5. The Child Must Die (6:04)
6. They Rode On (8:43)

Side C
7. Sleepless Evil (5:38)
8. The Wild Hunt (6:21)
9. Outlaw (5:07)

Side D
10. Ignem Veni Mittere (4:39)
11. Holocaust Dawn (7:07)

Limited Edition Box Set
Contains:
2LP, 180gr black vinyl in special Gatefold cover
Limited Edition CD Mediabook with additional artwork
Altar cloth (100cm x 100cm) *
Poster (120cm x 60cm) *
Metal pin *
Postcards *
‘When Stars no more shine’ 7” single * (The 1st Watain song ever written,  in 2 versions from 1998 and 2013)*
* exclusively available in the Box Set

This version is limited to 1,000 copies worldwide, available through normal retail channels.

2,000 copies the Limited Edition Box Set will contain the 2LP in gold vinyl, only available through CM Distro – the pre-order start will be announced soon.

2,000 copies of the ultimate Limited Edition Box Set will contain the 2LP in red vinyl, a signed postcard and a very special second ‘XI’  7” single (Music and lyrics by Jon Nödtveidt and Set Teitan, performed by Watain)  that won’t be available anywhere else, exclusively available to pre-order now at the band’s own shop WolfWear.net.

All That May Bleed, the first single of Watain’s new album The Wild Hunt, is now available as a 7” and digital download.

On the 24th of August, Watain will conduct the grand opening of The Wild Hunt world tour in their hometown Uppsala. For those who want to see Watain’s infamous live ceremony taken to a new level; this is your chance. The venue chosen for this night of unchained metal magic is Svandammshallarna, located in the heart of the city. Tickets are on sale now at this location.

Watain online:

http://www.templeofwatain.com
http://www.facebook.com/watainofficial

 

Watain unveil title of fifth studio plus release date

Posted in Featured, News with tags , , , , , , , , , on 1st May 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Infamous Swedish black metal band Watain have recently announced the title and release date of the upcoming album. The band posted the following update on their official Facebook page:

After 120 nights of iron will and ardent magic, the fifth fullength album of Watain is now complete. With broken bones and burning hearts we have ploughed our way through deepest winter into a new wilderness, to which we will open the gates at summers end. The Wild Hunt will be released on August 19th in Europe and August 20th in USA. Beware the rising star of dawn…

The album was mixed again at the Necromorbus Studio in Alvik, Sweden by Tore Stjerna. The band had no further comments. More details will be unveiled soon.

Formed back in 1998, the first two albums Rabid Death’s Curse (2000) and Casus Luciferi (2003) established the band firmly within the underground scene whereas Sworn To The Dark (2007) and especially Lawless Darkness (2010) helped them conquer a wider audience making them one of the most talked about acts in recent years. Musically rooted in classic black metal inspired by the likes of Venom, Hellhammer, Bathory, Mayhem and Dissection as well as the grandeur of old Iron Maiden, Metallica and oddly enough Rainbow, it is the larger-than-life aesthetics and total dedication to their art that elevates Watain beyond almost any other extreme metal band out there. Watain is satanic metal at its most frightening and fascinating.

After celebrating their 13th anniversary with the release of the DVD/double live album Opus Diaboli (2012) under the band’s own imprint His Master’s Noise, followed by an US tour with Behemoth, The Devil’s Blood and In Solitude earlier this year plus celebrated shows at Wacken and Bloodstock Open Air, 2013 will see the release of Watain‘s much anticipated fifth studio album The Wild Hunt via His Master’s Noise in collaboration with Century Media Records.

Watain online:

http://www.templeofwatain.com
https://www.facebook.com/watainofficial/

AntropomorhiA unleash first single for streaming

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 29th August 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

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Dutch Death Metal Kings AntropomorphiA have just launched the landing page for their comeback album Evangelivm Nekromantia!
Head over here to stream the first single Psuchagogia, to check out the shocking artwork and the pre-order links. AntropomorphiA‘s Evangelivm Nekromantia will be released on October 22nd, 2012.

AntropomorphiA comments on Evangelivm Nekromantia: “We’ve been working on this conception for almost a year. Dedicated to composing a new sort of disturbing death metal darkness exceeding most of the one-dimensional releases you got to hear most of these days!”

AntropomorphiA is:
Ferry Damen (vocals, guitar)
Marc van Stiphout (bass)
Marco Stubbe (drums)

Evangelivm Nekromantia track listing:

1. Intro
2. Nekrophilian Mass
3. The Mourned and the Macabre
4. Debauchery in Putrefaction
5. Anointment by Sin
6. Fleisch
7. Impure Desecration
8. Psuchagogia
9. Nekrosophia
10. Evangelivm Nekromantia

AntropomorphiA is legion to Death Metal lunatics of the underground and will infect soon enough all worshippers of classical Death Metal bands such as BOLT THROWER, GRAVE and AUTOPSY as well as newer high class acts as BLOODBATH or HAIL OF BULLETS.
AntropomorphiA was created under the influence from bands such as Hellhammer/Celtic Frost, Infernäl Mäjesty and Bathory in a tiny town in Holland in 1989.

Over the years they got more and more brutal, released several demos and the Necromantic Love Songs MCD in 1993, but went on a hiatus in the late 90s since other bands became more important.
Fast forward 2009 when other projects moved into the background, AntropomorphiA got re-activated. The line-up is still the same, original members, F (vox/guitar), M (drums), S (bass) form the trinity that is AntropomorphiA till this day.

In early 2011 AntropomorphiA made their first live appearance since 2001 at the Neurotic Deathfest where they put up a convincing brutal show.

At the end of 2011 most of the new record was recorded and the band is taking their time to make sure this album is something more, something huge, resulting in Evangelivm Nekromantia – an album consisting of nine tracks, divided into three chapters of each three songs. Lyrically driven by nekrophilae, murder, necromancy and necrolesbian lust. Mastered at Necromorbus Studios by Tore Stjerna.