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CANDLELIGHT: Announced Early 2015 Releases

As the label today celebrates the North American release of ’s new album, Back From The Abyss, Candlelight Records is already busy at work on our early 2015 offerings. Planned stateside releases include the latest albums from Falloch and Voices, the label debut from Hateful Abandon, and several collector sets from the likes of 1349, Crowbar, and Insomnium. Pre-orders are set to launch in the coming weeks via the label’s official web store.

The second full-length album from Glasgow, Scotland’s Falloch is already enjoying glowing European response. North American fans will find the domestic version of the album on shelves January 27. This Island, Our Funeral is a darker dirge than its predecessor and features an expanded band front, including new vocalist/guitarist Tony Dunn, bassist Ben Brown, and drummer Steve Scott with founder/guitarist Scott McLean. Recorded at London’s Orgone Studios by Jaime Gomez Arellanu (Ghost, Cathedral, Ulver), Terrorizer Magazine says the album is chock full of “haunting atmosphere and evocative crescendos of music and emotion. Go for a walk with it, you’ll struggle not to be moved.” The band just headlined the second night of CandleFest at London’s Underworld alongside label-mates Winterfylleth, The Wounded Kings, October File, Pet Slimmers of the Year, and others. The band will perform at Damnation Fest in Leeds on November 1.

Also set for release January 27, is the second full-length album from Voices. The London-based band, featuring former members of Akercocke, mashes a deluge of sonically lethal sounds into a harrowing new musical concept. Metal Hammer calls London, “every bit as sprawling yet steeped in grandeur as the city it’s named after.” Recorded at Hackney Studios, the band describes it as, “a deep cinematic roller coaster ride through the darkest of nightmares.” Members Sam Loynes and Peter Benjamin discussed the record prior to their set at 2014’s Bloodstock Festival. The five-minute outtake can be seen here. Founded in 2011, Ave Noctum calls Voices’ sound, “dizzying and jaw dropping,” as it “maliciously batters away throwing things in a head stewing melee.” Candlelight will host a special London song premiere on October 14.

Bristol, England’s genre-blurring Hateful Abandon will see the release of their Candlelight debut, Liars/Bastards, on January 13. The newly signed duo has already found critical media support through their independent released material since their formation in 2008. Cvlt Nation currently features album track “The Walker” on their new mixtape series called F.O.A.G. Vol. 1. The popular site calls the band’s audio uniqueness, “a post-apocalyptic journey that isn’t bound by artificial genre conventions, incorporating the best elements of the rebellious ideology of Crass, the original spirit of industrial innovation that drove label’s like Throbbing Gristle’s Industrial Records, and the somber post punk and gothic rock of bands like Joy Division and Killing Joke.” On review of the album, Zero Tolerance notes, “the landscape here is one of crumbling urban decay, post-industrial ennui giving rise to shout-it-from-the-rooftops anger… the despair and danger is in equal measure as Hateful Abandon’s canvas sounds absolutely huge.”

Candlelight Records will present several multi-album collects throughout the new year from alumni label artists. The collections are a great avenue of introducing band’s earlier recordings to new fans. The first collection, Opeth/The Candlelight Years (featuring Orchid, Morningrise, and My Arms Your Hearse), was released in 2009 and has now sold over 25,000 copies. Collections set for release January 13 include:

Norway’s 1349 spent their initial years with Candlelight Records, releasing their initial trilogy of records – Liberation, Beyond the Apocalypse, and Hellfire – before delivering their fourth and final for the label, Revelations of the Black Flame in 2009. Following the release of the band’s latest album, Massive Cauldron of Chaos (Season of Mist), Candlelight presents a special collector’s series featuring each of the band’s Candlelight releases plus full-length concert Hellvetia Fire.

Finland’s Insomnium released four albums for Candlelight before signing with Century Media in 2011. In the Halls of Awaiting, Since The Day All Came Down, Above the Weeping World, and Across the Dark combined have sold over 75,000 copies in North America. The Candlelight Years presents all four together for the band’s growing fanbase. The collection launches the upcoming new year for the band who are still touring in support of their latest album, Shadows of the Dying Sun.

Lifesblood For The Downtrodden put end to a four year recording hiatus for Crowbar when it was originally released in 2005. Pantera’s Rex Brown and original Crowbar drummer Craig Nunenmacher united with founder/vocalist/guitarist Kirk Weinstein to record what Exclaim Magazine said, “will go down in doom history as one of their best.” Celebrating ten years since release, Candlelight Records has partnered the album with the live performance dvd Live: With Full Force in a limited digipak edition.

Additional artists planned for Candlelight’s alumni collections in 2015 include: Blut Aus Nord, Daylight Dies, Emperor, Anaal Nathrakh, Abigail Williams, and Throne of Katarsis.

All new releases from Candlelight Records beginning January 1 will be distributed exclusively in the United States by RED Music and in Canada via Sony Music Canada. Candlelight’s extensive catalog will also be handled by RED Music/Sony Music Canada effective January 1.

 

ANAAL NATHRAKH: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Todos Somos Humanos”

Today, Decibel Magazine offers up the inimitable ear-laceration that is “Todos Somos Humanos” from Birmingham blackened grindcore miscreants, Anaal Nathrakh. The tune comes from the band’s forthcoming Vanitas full-length, scheduled for North American release through Candlelight Records on November 6.

Witness “Todos Somos Humanos” at THIS LOCATION.

Vanitas has been reaping critical accolades domestically and abroad. In an early review of the record, Teeth Of The Divine commends Vanitas, calling it, “…easily the band’s best and most violent effort since Eschaton, both production and song-wise. There are quite literally times during the album where I shuddered with a tangible ‘whoa,’ as it melds that album’s seething, regal neo-grind with the debut’s harsh, caustic atmosphere, resulting in paint-peeling, ear shredding elegance and savagery that few, if any, bands can match.” The Digital Fix notes, “Turning up the grindcore elements of their sound, they blast through a set of tunes so utterly destructive that, with a heady mix of machine-gun blastbeats, sickening riffs and a mix perfectly balanced to bring out the murderous intent below, proves to be another highlight in a particularly vintage twelve months for metal,” while The Examiner proclaims, “If hell had a sound track, Vanitas would be the extended version.” Adds Stereokiller in a perfect 5/5 review: Anaal Nathrakh have it all going on throughout Vanitas. Whether you’re into industrial, death, melodic or black metal they seem to cover every aspect of the spectrum.”

Earlier this month, BrooklynVegan unveiled “Forging Towards the Sunset,” which is still available for your listening fix at THIS LOCATION. Coinciding with the release of Vanitas, Anaal Nathrakh will tour Canada for the first time beginning in Montreal on November 7. Full tour dates are available on the band and Candlelight’s official Facebook pages.

 

ANAAL NATHRAKH: New Track Premiere Courtesy Of BrooklynVegan

Today BrooklynVegan brings you the ear-gorging sounds of “Forging Towards the Sunset” from Birmingham blackened grindcore instigators, Anaal Nathrakh. The exclusive track premiere comes from the band’s forthcoming Vanitas full-length, set for North American release through Candlelight Records on November 6.

Anaal Nathrakh’s seventh album, “sounds like someone showing you what the end of the world is like via the medium of a thousand hammers soaked in acid,” according to vocalist Dave Hunt, adding ”it’s more articulate and focused than any album before it in way of composition and recording technique. We worked hard and we’re convinced it has paid off.”

Witness “Forging Towards the Sunset” at THIS LOCATION.

Anaal Nathrakh was spawned in 1999 and has since earned a reputation for embodying the audio essence of pure evil. Various collaborations with the likes of Sethlans Teitan (Watain), Shane Embury and Danny Herrera (Napalm Death), and others, have placed the band high on media and metal fans’ “must seek out” list. This alongside countless placements in “Best Album Of The Month/Year” awards, Anaal Nathrakh’s status as one of the leading lights in extreme metal is undeniable.

“Anaal Nathrakh’s fascinating combo of black metal, grindcore and soaring, borderline-operatic vocals have carved a niche of their own over six full lengths.” – BrooklynVegan

“Anaal Nathrakh are one of the best bands out there when it comes to evoking horror and terror.” — MetalSucks

 

ANAAL NATHRAKH: Prepare For Release Of Vanitas

Candlelight Records today confirms November 6 as the North American release date for Vanitas, the new album from England’s Anaal Nathrakh. Produced by Mick Kenney (Bleeding Through, Ingested), the album carries the band’s signature and regarded union of black metal and grindcore.

There is no other band that creates music as frightening as the Birmingham-based metallers. With both screaming banshee and traditional vocals set against a backdrop of the utmost sonic foundation, MetalSucks calls them “a master class in extreme metal.” Vanitas, their seventh album, “sounds like someone showing you what the end of the world is like via the medium of a thousand hammers soaked in acid,” says vocalist Dave Hunt. Digging into the record particulars he notes, “It’s more articulate and focused than any album before it in way of composition and recording technique. We worked hard and we’re convinced it has paid off.”

Since being founded in 1999, Anaal Nathrakh has gained a reputation for embodying the audio essence of pure evil. Various collaborations with the likes of Sethlans Teitan (Watain), Shane Embury and Danny Herrera (Napalm Death), and others, have placed the band high on media as well metal fans “must seek out” list. This alongside countless placements in “Best Album Of The Month/Year’” awards, Anaal Nathrakh’s status as one of the leading lights in extreme metal is undeniable. Decibel Magazine says, “these dudes split ‘terrifyingly heavy and fierce’ and ‘giant dork’ straight down the middle and sew it up again like Dr. Frankenstein working on the monster.” MetalSucks adds, “Anaal Nathrakh are one of the best bands out there when it comes to evoking horror and terror.”

Anaal Nathrakh will tour Canada for the first time just as Vanitas is released. Beginning in Montreal on November 7, the tour will end in Sherbrooke on November 18. Full tour dates are available on the band and Candlelight’s official Facebook pages.

Vanitas Track List:

  • 1. The Blood-Dimmed Tide
  • 2. Forging Towards the Sunset
  • 3. To Spite the Face
  • 4. Todos Somos Humanos
  • 5. In Coelo Quies, Tout Finis Ici Bas
  • 6. You Can’t Save Me, So Stop F*cking Trying
  • 7. Make Glorious The Embrace of Saturn
  • 8. Feeding the Beast
  • 9. Of Fire, And F*cking Pigs
  • 10. A Metaphor for the Dead
 

ANAAL NATHRAKH: Exclusive Flexi Disc Available Courtesy Of Decibel Magazine

Decibel Magazine is currently offering up a free, limited edition flexi disc from England’s blackened industrial grind enigmas, Anaal Nathrakh, with the online purchase of the November 2011 issue.

Go HERE for ordering info.

The maniacal due of Mick Kenney and David Hunt are currently working on the follow-up to Passion, released via Candlelight earlier this year. Commented Hunt from the studio: “The songs we’ve recorded so far have come out very well. They are stylistically quite heterogeneous yet somehow sounding focused at the same time. And there’s one section that’s completely from left field, which we’ve included as a personal tribute. It’s all still in a raw, hardly mixed and not-yet-mastered state, but it’s all sounding quite powerful. There was an earthquake here a couple of days ago, which we’re taking as a portent. But there’s a fair way to go yet — we’re about half way through the main body of it, and we’re looking forward to getting back to tearing things open over a grindstone.”

Further updates on Anaal Nathrakh to come…stay tuned.