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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.

 

CANDLELIGHT: Sampler Available For Free Via Amazon Starting Today

Candlelight Records today launches a free label sampler available exclusively from Amazon.com. The 8-song sampler includes previously unreleased material from Falloch, The Rotted, Wodensthrone, Sear Bliss, Woe, Winterfylleth, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder and includes the first single from Ihsahn’s new album Eremita.

“The Paranoid” is taken from Ihsahn’s anticipated fourth solo album. Set for release June 19, Eremita was mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth) and features performances from drummer Tobias Ornes Andersen (Leprous), saxophonist Jorgen Munkeby (Shining-Norway), guitarist Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore), and vocalists Devin Townsend, Einar Solberg (Leprous), and Heidi S. Tveitan (StarofAsh). Metal Sucks editor Vince Neilstein says, “The Paranoid” is a perfect introduction to Eremita. It’s heavy, expansive, and it’s complex without being an asshole about it. Not that any of this should be surprising; Ihsahn’s been developing his own singularly definable sound for three albums now, so fans should know what to expect.”

The inclusion of an early production mix of Rumpelstiltskin Grinder’s “F*cking Wild” follows the recent announcement of the band’s forthcoming new album, Ghostmaker. The Philadelphia-based quartet recently completed a string of regional performances and are now gearing up for dates to support the new album once it hits stores nationwide on June 19. Guitarist Ryan Moll says, “the title of this track says it all. It’s a rather suiting description of its relentlessness. The lyrics were written by Shawn (Riley) and the title was inspired by some old live Venom recordings.”

Falloch’s “The Ghosts That Haunts This Path” is a new song for American audiences. Previously available as a b-side to a European-only single, the song showcases the impressive stylings of the Scottish post-black metal duo. MSN Metal called the band’s debut Where Distant Spirits Remain, “a drop-dead gorgeous, haunting piece of work.” Kerrang called it, “intoxicating, haunting, beautiful.” Brooklyn Vegan adds, “it’s clear that Falloch aims to walk along the righteous path of adventurous black metal bands like Alcest. Where Distant Spirits Remain is a great first step in that direction.”

Planning to hit the studio in early June to lay down tracks for their third album, Woe’s reworked “Quietly, Undramatically” opens a new door on the title track from the band’s popular 2010 release of the same name. Vocalist/guitarist Chris Grigg notes, “the remixed version of ‘Quietly, Undramatically’ is a more accurate representation of what was hoped to achieve with the material and offers a different perspective into the album.” Decibel Magazine said, “Woe strive for sophistication without falling into the usual pitfalls of pretentiousness, cartoonish-ness or undue gloss. Essential aggression is maintained, while the atmospheric and emotional depth envelopes are pushed with a bold fearlessness.”

To listen/download the sampler visit HERE.

 

FALLOCH: Full Album Stream At AOL Music

AOL Music is currently streaming the soon-to-be-unleashed Where Distant Spirits Remain debut from Scottish duo, Falloch, in its entirety. Set for release in North America via Candlelight Records on September 27, the record was produced by Ronan Chris Murphy (Ulver, King Crimson) and offers up six tracks of atmospheric, post-black metal with lyrical themes based around sorrow, nature and longing.

Commented Falloch’s Andy Marshall: “In 2010 we got together and decided that we wanted to create an album that conveyed atmosphere and emotion with a Scottish/Celtic vibe influenced by a variety of musical styles. We feel that we’ve succeeded in what we set out to do and we’re both very happy with the amazing feedback we’ve received over the past few months. We hope that you enjoy the album and get as ‘lost’ in the sounds as we did when we were creating it.”

Check out Where Distant Spirits Remain in its entirety HERE.

 

FALLOCH: New Track Premiere Via BrooklynVegan

Today, high traffic web portal BrooklynVegan hosts an exclusive premiere of “Beyond Embers and the Earth,” from post-black metal duo Falloch. The song comes off the band’s upcoming Where Distant Spirits Remain full-length debut, set for release via Candlelight Records on September 27.

Commented Falloch’s Andy Marshall: “‘Beyond Embers…’ was a song we wrote after a trip to the Isle of Skye in the Scottish Highlands last Winter. The majestic landscape was glowing with frost, it was amazing! We went walking through the mountains and forests in the deep snow and the atmosphere was incredible. The song is about how isolated I felt at the time with only the sound of the wind to keep us company. Being so far away from urban life/culture was such a liberating feeling.”

Check out “Beyond Embers and the Earth” HERE.

Based in Glasgow, Scotland, Falloch are a growing glimmer on the atmospheric, post-black metal horizon. Andy Marshall and Scott McLean united out of a desire to create music that conveys atmosphere and emotion utilizing an expansive backdrop of styles and sounds. Produced by Ronan Chris Murphy (Ulver, King Crimson) Where Distant Spirits Remain includes six songs that showcase the band’s unique blend of styles. Fans of Alcest, Agalloch, Primordial and others will embrace Falloch’s somber soul. The duo’s lyrics focus around themes of nostalgia, sorrow, nature and longing.

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To pre-order Falloch’s stunning debut Where Distant Spirits Remain, click HERE.

 

FALLOCH: Post-Black Metal Duo To Release Debut Via Candlelight Records

Based in Glasgow, Scotland, the duo known as Falloch are a growing glimmer on the atmospheric, post-black metal horizon. Andy Marshall and Scott McLean united out of a desire to create music that conveys atmosphere and emotion utilizing an expansive backdrop of styles and sounds. Metal, post-rock, folk, with minimalist composers Yann Tiersen, and Arvo Part all factor in to the inspirations that drive the songs contained on debut, Where Distant Spirits Remain.

Set for release on September 27, 2011 via Candlelight Records, Where Distant Spirits Remain was produced by Ronan Chris Murphy (Ulver, King Crimson) and includes six songs that showcase the band’s unique blend of styles. Fans of Alcest, Agalloch, Primordial and others will embrace Falloch’s somber soul. The duo’s lyrics focus around themes of nostalgia, sorrow, nature and longing. Said Alternative Matter of the offering: “a majestic effort in the atmospheric field of metal.” To view the cover art, point your browser HERE.

Where Distant Spirits Remain Track Listing:

  • 1. We Are Gathering Dust
  • 2. Beyond Embers & The Earth
  • 3. Horizons
  • 4. Where We Believe
  • 5. The Carrying Light
  • 6. To Walk Amongst