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KRIEG: Decibel Premieres Krieg’s First Ever Official Video

With Krieg’s latest album now in stores, Decibel Magazine today premieres the first official video by the band for the song “Ruin Our Lives.” Transient, released September 2, is the seventh full length recording from the long-running black metal band. The 56-minute album was recorded earlier this year at Machines With Magnets Studios in Providence and features guest appearance from Thurston Moore and the band’s re-make of Amebix classic “Winter.”

Transient offers Krieg mastermind Neill (aka Imperial) Jameson a continued outlet for personal demons. Be it through his lyrics or the weaving of various sounds and genres, the music has always been an absolving muse for the musician. Last Rites calls it, “a disturbing look into Jameson’s psyche… Transient is fully put together.” Decibel Magazine notes, “Krieg exposes the human in all of us, and that’s horrifically evil.” The musician himself called the record, “the most black metal record I’ve done in almost ten years. At its core, it is the most miserable and anger-fueled thing I’ve ever put to tape.”

Krieg is enjoying a busy 2014 with several split recordings with Wolvhammer (Broken Limbs Records), Ramlord (Unholy Anarchy Records), Ominous Black (Anthropic Records), and Moloch (Depressive Illusions Records) plus the ten-year anniversary reissues of The Black House (cassette/Sol Y Nieve Records, vinyl/Foreign Sounds Records). The band, currently featuring guitarists A. Poole and D. Zdanavage, bassist D. Sykes, and drummer J. Dost with Jameson, is actively booking live engagements along the eastern seaboard with West Coast dates planned for early 2015. The band performed on Static Sessions TV in late July.

Dead Rhetoric conducted an interview with Jameson a week prior to the album’s release. The popular metal site discussed the record, his involvement with super group Twilight, the band’s uptick in activity, and more. When asked about his personal battle with mental illness, a subject that is often part of Krieg songs, Jameson shares, “I was on some fairly heavy medication for bipolar disorder when we wrote and recorded it (The Isolationist, 2010) and listening to it now it sounds cold, detached, uncomfortable. I don’t even know that person anymore besides memories and distant touches of emotion. I’ve been off medication now for almost four years, and off self-medication for around three.” To read the full interview click here.

Krieg will perform in Philadelphia on Saturday at Connie’s Ric Rac with Black Witchery, Nexul and Pissgrave. Upcoming shows include:

  • 9/27 – Beaumont Warehouse, Philadelphia
  • 10/21 – Millcreek Tavern, Philadelphia
  • 11/07 – Sidebar, Baltimore
  • 11/08 – Gorham Brothers Music, Syracuse NY

“One of the finest USBM offerings of 2014, and a breakthrough for Krieg.” – Stereogum

“Krieg remains one of the U.S.’s most interesting, challenging metal bands, and Jameson never seems content to just sit there and collect accolades.” – MeatMeadMetal.com

“Krieg are one of the most impressive and exciting black metal bands out there – long may they continue to experiment and shift their sound, particularly if this is an indication of things to come.” – Cvlt Nation

 

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: Premiere New Video At Revolver; New Live Dates Supporting Gwar

North Carolina crossover legends, Corrosion of Conformity, are pleased to unveil their latest music video for “On Your Way,” the sixth cut from their recently released IX full-length.

Crowned, “a triumph,” by The Obelisk and, “eccentric and engaging,” by Sputnik Music, the John Custer-produced IX thrusts forth nearly forty-five minutes of the band’s signature “…smoke-wreathed grooves and sludgy rushes of belligerence (The Onions’s A.V. Club).”

View the apocalyptic clip for “On Your Way,” now playing at Revolver HERE.

In related Corrosion of Conformity happenings, the band will take to the streets again this Fall on a North American excursion supporting Gwar! Set to inaugurate on November 15th in Spokane, Washington, the massive trek — which follows the band’s recent run with Bl’ast!, Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band and Lord Dying — will stomp its way through over two dozen cities, coming to a close on December 13th in Baltimore, Maryland. Additional support will be provided by American Sharks. See confirmed dates below.

Corrosion of Conformity w/ Gwar, American Sharks:

  • 11/15/2014 Knitting Factory Concert House – Spokane, WA

  • 11/16/2014 MacEwan Hall Ballroom – Calgary, AB
  • 11/17/2014 Union Hal – Edmonton, AB
  • 11/19/2014 The Venue – Fargo, ND
  • 11/20/2014 Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
  • 11/21/2014 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
  • 11/22/2014 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
  • 11/23/2014 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
  • 11/25/2014 The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN
  • 11/26/2014 House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
  • 11/28/2014 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
  • 11/29/2014 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
  • 11/30/2014 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
  • 12/02/2014 Exit/In – Nashville, TN
  • 12/03/2014 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
  • 12/04/2014 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
  • 12/05/2014 Firestone Live – Orlando, FL
  • 12/06/2014 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
  • 12/07/2014 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
  • 12/08/2014 Mr. Smalls Theatre – Millvale, PA
  • 12/09/2014 Opera House – Toronto, ON
  • 12/10/2014 Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
  • 12/11/2014 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
  • 12/12/2014 Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT
  • 12/13/2014 Baltimore Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD

IX is currently available via Candlelight Records. Order yours today at THIS LOCATION.

“…a meat-and-potatoes feast…” – The Obion’s A.V. Club

“…this album contains the vital elements to satisfy the most fervid Corrosion of Conformity fan.” – Rock Revolt

“COC stick to the recipe that served them well on both 2012′s self-titled reboot and the follow-up EP, Megalodon: A little hardcore, a little crossover, a whole lotta Southern rock and (especially) doom metal, all stirred, shuffled, layered and frosted in ways that make guessing their next move impossible. But the band’s strategies are more expansive this time out, their tricks more finely woven into the fabric of each song.” – Decibel

“Not only does IX deliver what we hoped for, but they surpass that with an unwavering confidence – the sparks are flying on this one.” – The Sludgelord

“A solid output from 30-year veterans. Stoners and punks take notice.” – Metal Underground

 

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY: West Coast Tour; Blind Inducted Into The Decibel Magazine Hall Of Fame

Following their recent stomp through New Zealand and Australia, North Carolina crossover legends, Corrosion of Conformity, are readying to kick off a short run of West Coast live assaults. The near two-week trek will commence tomorrow in Spokane, and come to a close in Vancouver on September 1st. The band will be joined by Bl’ast!, Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band and Lord Dying!

Corrosion of Conformity will be touring in support of their fittingly titled IX full-length released last month via Candlelight Records. Dubbed “a triumph” by The Obelisk, IX was captured by the band alongside longtime friend and colleague John Custer. Clocking in at nearly forty-five minutes, the record offers up the groove-laden sludge/doom/punk concoction fans have come to expect from Corrosion of Conformity. The Onion’s A.V. Club champions the band’s “…smoke-wreathed grooves and sludgy rushes of belligerence,” furthering that, “the album is a meat-and-potatoes feast,” Rock Revolt notes, “…this album contains the vital elements to satisfy the most fervid Corrosion of Conformity fan,” Decibel Magazine elaborates, “COC stick to the recipe that served them well on both 2012′s self-titled reboot and the follow-up EP, Megalodon: A little hardcore, a little crossover, a whole lotta Southern rock and (especially) doom metal, all stirred, shuffled, layered and frosted in ways that make guessing their next move impossible. But the band’s strategies are more expansive this time out, their tricks more finely woven into the fabric of each song,” while The Sludgelord adds, “not only does IX deliver what we hoped for, but they surpass that with an unwavering confidence – the sparks are flying on this one.” If you missed it, check out the lyric video for “Tarquinius Superbus” at THIS LOCATION.

In related news, Corrosion of Conformity’s seminal Blind full-length was recently inducted into the Decibel Magazine Hall Of Fame! Check out the piece in the September 2014 issue available for purchase at THIS LOCATION
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Corrosion of Conformity
w/ Bl’ast!, Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band, Lord Dying:

  • 8/19/2014 The Hop – Spokane, WA
  • 8/21/2014 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
  • 8/22/2014 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
  • 8/23/2014 Sister – Albuquerque, NM
  • 8/24/2014 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
  • 8/26/2014 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
  • 8/27/2014 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
  • 8/28/2014 DNA – San Francisco, CA
  • 8/29/2014 Catalyst – Santa Cruz CA
  • 8/30/2014 Dante’s – Portland, OR
  • 8/31/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
  • 9/01/2014 The Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
 

ORANGE GOBLIN: New Album Coming This October; Track Streaming At Loudwire

Candlelight Records today confirms October 7th as the North American release date for Orange Goblin’s new album, Back From The Abyss. Recorded earlier this year in London, the album reunites the band with producer Jamie Dodd. It was mastered at Turan Audio in late July. Back From The Abyss will be available for preorder via iTunes and Amazon beginning August 26th. Fans can begin to preorder the CD today via Candlelight’s official webstore and Bandcamp page.

Loudwire.com is celebrating the announcement with an exclusive North American stream of the album’s first single, “The Devil’s Whip.” Vocalist Ben Ward says, “This song is a real old-school banger stuffed full of riffs, sleaze, filth, and speed… just like the best metal should be! It’s Motörhead-style, outlaw-biker rock in all its glory, destined to get heads banging, fists pumping, drinks flowing and asses shaking. If you don’t find yourself breaking the speed limit to this song, desperate to find the roughest bar in town, start a fight and spending the night in a cell, then you are quite clearly already dead. Let’s ride, let loose, let’s rip… that’s right, you can’t escape ‘The Devil’s Whip.’”

Listen now HERE.

Back From The Abyss follows the band’s most successful release, 2012′s A Eulogy For The Damned, and the recent reissue of their 2007 album Healing Through Fire. Featuring twelve new songs, it delivers the quartets now internationally respected heavy metal. Decibel Magazine calls the band’s sound, “maximum riffage and turbo doom.” Blabbermouth dubs them, “a big burly bag of rock goodness.” Rocking hard as fans have come expect, Back From The Abyss shows not only the band’s tried-and-true blues and doom but the high caliber of their musicianship.

Orange Goblin will kick off the Autumn with a European tour alongside doom legends St. Vitus. Set to begin in France on October 9th, the tour will work its way through thirteen countries before concluding in Germany on November 14th. On the tour’s announcement Ward said, “We are extremely excited to be going on tour with our good friends and long-time heroes St. Vitus. Vitus are one of the bands that inspired us to form Orange Goblin all those years ago and to be able to promote our new album and celebrate their thirty-fifth anniversary at the same time just blows my mind.”

American dates in support of Back From The Abyss are anticipated to start early in the new year. Details to be announced shortly.

Together since 1995, Orange Goblin has released seven full-length studio albums. A Eulogy For The Damned was the band’s first for Candlelight Records and closed a five year recording hiatus. The album was supported with the most live dates by the band in their history; touring that saw the band on North America soil first alongside Clutch then on a full-scale headline tour that found them on 38 stages across the US and Canada. Two videos were filmed and released for the album, including “Red Tide Rising” and the special Scion A/V video for “Acid Trials.”

Back From The Abyss Track Listing:

  • 1. Sabbath Hex
  • 2. Ubermensch
  • 3. The Devil’s Whip
  • 4. Demon Blues
  • 5. Heavy Lies The Crown
  • 6. Into the Arms of Morpheus
  • 7. Mythical Knives
  • 8. Bloodzilla
  • 9. The Abyss
  • 10. Titan
  • 11. Blood Of Them
  • 12. The Shadow Over Innsmouth

Orange Goblin is vocalist Ben Ward, guitartist Joe Hoare, bassist Martyn Millard, and drummer Christopher Turner. The band are endorsed by Marshall Amplification, Orange Amplification, Fender Bass Guitars, Natal Drums, Meinl Cymbals, Vater Sticks, Remo Skins, Vans, Volcom, Boss Pedals, Rotosound Strings, and Jagermeister.

 

CANDLELIGHT: New Releases in 2014 – Krieg, Winterfylleth, Burzum

Candlelight Records is gearing up for a busy autumn with planned releases from Winterfylleth, Burzum, and Krieg set to kick things off in September. Preorders via itunes, Amazon, and other physical and digital outlets will begin in early August. Preorders via the label’s official North American webstore and Bandcamp page will launch August 1.

Silent for nearly four years, US black metal icons Krieg will present their seventh full length recording Transient on September 2. Metal Sucks says “Krieg is all about mood. And that mood is suffocating and bleak.” Blabbermouth calls band leader/founder Imperial (aka Neill Jameson), “a master of the sonic conveyance of dread and hopelessness.” Featuring Jameson with studio guitarists A. Poole and D. Zdanavage, bassist D. Sykes, and drummer J. Dost, the album also features guest appearances from Dwid Hellion (Integrity) and Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth). Jameson notes, “this is the first album we have done that features a band that has worked together for an extended period of time that had a fully realized vision of how the record was supposed to sound.”

Transient features eleven new songs, including a remake of Amebix’s “Winter.” Jameson says, “there was never any idea to stay within the confines that black metal has become. This was liberation. It is probably the most ‘black metal’ record I’ve done in almost ten years.” Like prior albums, Transient is full of personal reflection. “This record encompasses another autobiographical gallery of a life misspent, a negative existence,” shares Jameson. “At its core, it is probably the most miserable and anger-fueled thing I’ve ever put to tape.” Touring is set to be announced shortly. Visit the band’s official Facebook page for complete details.

Winterfylleth advances their global rise with the release of their fourth full-length album, The Divination of Antiquity, on September 16. Pitchfork says, “Winterfylleth’s take on black metal is as cold as any Norwegian son.” Stereogum’s Michael Nelson boldly notes, “I’ve never understood why Winterfylleth aren’t one of the biggest black metal bands in the world.” Eight new vitriolic anthems gorged with the band’s technical precision await a growing international fanbase. “I feel like we’ve really put our all into this record and that it shows through in the final songs,” says vocliast Chris Naughton. “it’s the first record where we’ve truly come together and written it as a band, pouring over songs for weeks to get them just right. I guess we felt a bit more pressure this time but we really turned that into something positive.”

Since their formation in 2007, England’s Winterfylleth has conjured moods and emotions that range from vicious and violent to melodic and elegant. The band recently contributed to One And All, Together, For Home; a special compilation (Season of Mist) that finds the band performing their version of the old English folk ballad “The Three Ravens.” The acoustic number illustrates the heavy historical influence that has always been at the core of the band’s lyrics. With UK dates alongside Behemoth set for early winter, Winterfylleth’s siege is indeed full-throttle. “We have made a quintessentially Winterfylleth album on Divination,” Naughton continues. “but we’ve also shone light into a few dark corners and pushed the envelope on what we can write as a band; bringing in different tempos, some slower songs and a few doomier influences. For me this represents that band at our creative, visceral, and collaborative best.”

Burzum’s The Days Of Yore continues the controversial musician’s post-incarceration output of recordings. In stores September 2, the album follows the ambient and haunting sounds of Burzum’s most recent releases. Inspired by Varg’s extensive knowledge of European history, it continues his explorative sound and lyrical works. He says, “it is my first step towards something new, which at the same time is as old as the roots of Europe. I try to transport the listener to the days of yore, to make them feel the past that is still alive in their own blood.” Released in Europe a few weeks ago, the American release will allow fans to purchase the album at normal domestic prices.

Other recordings planned by Candlelight for the autumn include the second full length from Falloch and the anticipated new album from Orange Goblin. The label’s latest releases include Corrosion of Conformity’s IX (in stores today), Emperor’s In The Nightside Eclipse/20th Year Anniversary (limited edition digibook released 6/24), and earlier label debut’s from Earth Crisis (Salvation of Innocents, out late March) and The Wounded Kings (Consolamentum, out late March). The label is already looking at 2015 recordings from Vision of Disorder, Sigh, Demon Lung, Abigail Williams, Absu, and more.