Archive for September, 2012

THE DEVIL: Self-Titled Debut Set For North American Release

Candlelight Records, in cooperation with The Silent City, today confirms November 20 as the North American release date for The Devil, the self-titled debut album from the London-based sextet. The masked, all-instrumental band self-produced the entire recording.

The Devil is not a typical metal band. Combining traditional/classic heavy metal with select historical, political and conspiracy-laden oracles, the anonymous masked and cloaked musicians present a cinematic soundscape that is sure to strike the fancy of the curious. The 13-track album was crafted at six different recording studios and possesses a sound that is unlike any other you will encounter. Earlier this year, the internationally assembled band launched the beginning of the album campaign via two select videos. Since initiation, over half a million YouTube views have been logged.

Two songs from The Devil have already been tapped for soundtrack inclusion; “Extinction Level Event” licensed to upcoming film E.S.P. expected late 2012 and “Divinorium” licensed to upcoming film The Fury. The Fury is being directed by James Colmer (Superman Returns, House of Wax, See No Evil, will feature Erica Leerhsen (Blair Witch Project, Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and is expected early 2013.

Director James Colmer comments on his attraction to The Devil for the upcoming feature film. “Choosing a track for a feature film is often times a difficult task. For us it was a quest of finding a song that could convey the driving, thematic and ominous presence of this psychological thriller in the opening scenes. When I first heard ‘Divinorum,’ I immediately felt the connection I was looking for. It was as though it had been composed specifically for this film. I truly believe you can change the entire feeling and structure of a scene by making the right choice when it comes to music. I know we have made the right choice with The Devil.”

The Devil Track Listing:

  • 1. Divinorum
  • 2. Universe
  • 3. Astral Dreamscape
  • 4. World of Sorrow
  • 5. Devil & Mankind
  • 6. The Silent City
  • 7. Akashic Enlightenment
  • 8. Extinction Level Event
  • 9. Intervention
  • 10. Illuminati
  • 11. Transcendence
  • 12. Alternative Dimensions
  • 13. Ascension

The Devil plans to begin touring to support the album in early 2013. Collectively they note, “It is great to finally see the light at the end of the tunnel, having worked on this band and album for years. We look forward to bringing our unique live show to audiences around the world.”


CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: Scion A/V Tour & Eye For An Eye Re-issue

Following a hearty summer of live takeovers throughout North America and Europe, today North Carolina crossover kings Corrosion of Conformity announce a string of Fall and Winter dates through November and December. Presented by Scion A/V, the tour will include support from a host of esteemed ear-bleeders including Zoroaster, ASG, Royal Thunder, YOB, and Saviours. Additionally, the band will play a string of special shows with High On Fire, Goatwhore and LoPan on select dates. See full itinerary below. Tickets for all Corrosion of Conformity headlining shows go on sale TODAY through all local ticket outlets. Go HERE to get yours now!

The journey comes in conjunction with the North American release of Corrosion of Conformity’s Eye For An Eye full-length, set to drop November 6 through Candlelight Records. Originally issued in 1984, the special reissue has been remastered/packaged and includes the Six Songs With Mike Singing EP, both of which have been long out of print. A deluxe digibook edition of the album, limited to 1000 for North America, will be available at limited retailers and via Candlelight’s official webstore. The digibook version includes extended liner notes and a rare pictorial gallery.

Corrosion of Conformity Fall/Winter Tour 2012

  • 11/06/2012 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Zoroaster, Royal Thunder
  • 11/07/2012 Kingdom – Richmond, VA w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
  • 11/08/2012 North Star – Philadelphia, PA w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
  • 11/09/2012 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
  • 11/10/2012 El ‘N’ GeesNew London, CT w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
  • 11/11/2012 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
  • 11/13/2012 Revolutions – Kingston, ON
  • 11/14/2012 Corktown Pub – Hamilton, ON w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
  • 11/15/2012 London Music Hall – London, ON w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
  • 11/16/2012 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI w/ ASG, Royal Thunder
  • 11/17/2012 Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL w/ Zoroaster, Royal Thunder
  • 11/18/2012 Cosmic Charlies – Lexington, KY w/ Zoroaster, Royal Thunder
  • 12/11/2012 The Biltmore – Vancouver, BC w/ Saviours
  • 12/12/2012 The Crocodile – Seattle, WA w/ YOB, Saviours
  • 12/13/2012 Dante’s – Portland, OR w/ YOB, Saviours
  • 12/14/2012 Oak Street Speakeasy – Eugene, OR w/ YOB, Saviours
  • 12/15/2012 Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA w/ YOB, Saviours
  • 12/16/2012 Uptown Theater – Oakland,CA w/ Saviours
  • 12/18/2012 Catalyst – Santa Cruz,CA w/ High on Fire, Goatwhore, LoPan
  • 12/19/2012 The Brickhouse – San Diego, CA w/High on Fire, Goatwhore, LoPan
  • 12/21/2012 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA w/ High on Fire, Goatwhore, LoPan

Formed in Raleigh in 1982, Corrosion of Conformity quickly transformed heavy music. Politically charged and socially aware, the band has influenced countless others and today remains humble about their accomplishments. With over 1.1 million albums sold in the United States, the band continues to find new fans via nonstop touring.


ORANGE GOBLIN: vs. The World 2013 Starting With UK Tour + Soundwave Festival In Australia!

Orange Goblin will embark on their longest touring schedule ever in 2013 as they continue to promote the critically acclaimed A Eulogy For The Damned offering, released in February 2012 on Candlelight Records and hotly tipped to be a contender for the album of the year!

The touring schedule will kick off with a 15-date UK tour at the end of January and start of February (dates to be announced soon). The band will then head to Australia for their first time ever to join the Soundwave Festival 2013 alongside Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, Blink 182, Kyuss Lives!, Ghost, Stone Sour and many, many more. The full dates for Soundwave 2013 are as follows:

  • 2/23/2013 Rna Showgrounds – Brisbane, AUS
  • 2/24/2013 Olympic Park – Sydney, AUS
  • 3/01/2013 Flemington Racecourse – Melbourne, AUS
  • 3/02/2013 Bonython Park – Adelaide, AUS
  • 3/04/2013 Claremont Showground – Perth AUS

There will also be club shows in both Australia and New Zealand to coincide with the band’s appearances at Soundwave. From there, Orange Goblin will embark on a full tour of the US and Canada, taking in the SXSW Festival in Texas. This will also be the first time ever that Orange Goblin have appeared in Canada! Full dates for all to be announced shortly.

The band will then spend the Summer extensively touring Europe and appearing at as many of the summer European Festivals as they can squeeze in before heading back to North America and possibly more new territories they’ve yet to play.

Please keep checking the bands websites for further updates. In 2013… Orange Goblin look set to shake the world!

“OG simply don’t put a foot wrong from start to finish. Near total perfection! 9/10” — Metal Hammer UK

“A respectfully powerful slice of heavy fuckin’ rock! 4/5” – Terrorizer

“Long-haired limeys, maximum riffage and turbo doom. Biker rock. From England. And it’s pretty awesome.” – Decibel

“Overall, their first record for Candlelight is pretty damn fantastic. Rockin’, riff-tastic and possibly the best record from start to finish that they’ve released yet.” – Popdose

“Album of the Month!” — Sweden Rock Magazine

“A truly amazing piece of work? This is absolutely the case! 4/5” – Molten Magazine

“With a sound that splits the difference between Sabbath and Motörhead, Orange Goblin serves up a potent dose of ’70s-style metal on A Eulogy For The Damned. Gloomy doom and punk power have seldom sounded so good together.” – Metal Underground

“Apart from the anxiously-awaited end of the world, I can’t imagine a scenario in which 2012 finishes and Orange Goblin’s A Eulogy for the Damned isn’t among the high points. Highly recommended for beginners and converts alike.” – The Obelisk

“I highly encourage you stop what you are doing and run right out and purchase it. 9.8/10” – Pure Grain Audio

“On a scale of 5 stars, I’ll give it 6 because it’s just that damned good!” – The Ripple Effect


WINTERFYLLETH: Stereogum Streams The Threnody of Triumph In Its Entirety

Today and thoughout the weekend Stereogum will stream Winterfylleth’s The Threnody of Triumph in its entirety! Recorded in Wales with producer Chris Fielding (Primordial, Electric Wizard), The Threnody of Triumph is the band’s third full-length and will hit North American shores via Candlelight Record on Tuesday, September 25.

Stereogum already applauded the record for its, “sweeping, melodic grandeur and instrumental intricacies,” adding that, “there’s absolutely no reason why fans of Agalloch or Wolves In The Throne Room wouldn’t find much to love in Winterfylleth’s expansive, explosive, folk-based black metal,” while Pitchfork boasts, “It’s the rare record that’s worth an unbroken hour of your time: Winterfylleth have outdone themselves once again, writing a collection as epic as the sweep of history and memories of grand old Albion that inspire their songs.”

Turn up and go to battle at THIS LOCATION.

Winterfylleth combine vicious yet moody, folk-inspired black metal that harkens back to the early days of Enslaved and old-school Ulver. The band’s lyrics delve into tales of England’s archaic history, recounting major events, battles. They draw inspiration from sites and scenery gracing the countryside that has played an integral part in the country’s history. Formed in 2007, Winterfylleth features Vocalist/guitarist C. Naughton with drummer S. Lucas, guitarist M. Wood, and bassist N. Wallwork.

“The Threnody of Triumph …builds a monument of utter brilliance upon an already superlative foundation. Riffs pummel from all angles. The majestic scale of the thing is so inspiring that a palpable feeling of grandeur becomes the dominant subtext, each section swelling into an impossibly emotive crescendo.” – Lurkers Path

“Winterfylleth have not only created their best work to date but are also sitting on one of the best releases of the year. Releases like this are incredibly rare, for this is art in its purest form. A threnody of triumph indeed, perhaps more than the band ever realized,” – Blistering

“Winterfylleth cement their standing as one of England’s most dynamic and interesting black metal acts.” – This Is Not A Scene

“…sure footed, confident, elegantly composed and epic.” – Ave Noctum


ABSU: “Hall Of The Masters” Video Released As Part Of Adult Swim Singles

Mythological occult metal discoverers Absu announce the release of their new video, produced for the anthem “Hall Of The Masters,” courtesy of this year’s Adult Swim Singles Program. Once again, the band has showcased their signature style of occult black/thrash mythology to dark, new, calculating territories. The audio was recorded earlier this year at Nomad Recording Studios in Carrollton, Texas and mixed by J.T. Longoria. (King Diamond, Solitude Aeternus), the video for the song then filmed by director Daniel Garcia.

Stated Absu vocalist/drummer Proscriptor on the creation of the visual magnum opus: “’Hall Of The Masters’ is a conceptual video concerning the wedlock between a speculum of apparitions and the rite of transfiguration. The mortality featured in the video is unexpectedly visited by the Elder Ones and swept from Earth by the form of the Master. Every dream of man and woman is superlatively coiled by the Lamia!”

Indeed. Be swept away by the Elder Ones with “Hall Of The Masters” AT THIS LOCATION.

This November the Absu clan will take their blackened craft to South American audiences on a venture through Columbia, Chile, and Brazil, with performances flanking Mystifier, Massacre, Master and more along the way.

Absu South American Festival & Tour Performances:

  • 11/09/2012 Medellin, Columbia w/ Mystifier
  • 11/10/2012 Cali, Columbia w/ Mystifier
  • 11/11/2012 Bogata, Columbia w/ Mystifier
  • 11/13/2012 Santiago, Chile
  • 11/15/2012 Espaço do Oca – Jaraguá Do Sul, Brazil w/ Massacre, Master
  • 11/16/2012 Beco – Porto Alegre, Brazil w/ Massacre, Master
  • 11/17/2012 Music Hall – Belo Horizonte, Brazil w/ Massacre, Master
  • 11/18/2012 Carioca Club – São Paulo, Brazil w/ Massacre, Master