Metal Blade Records to release Cirith Ungol classic ‘King Of The Dead’ as Ultimate Edition with bonus tracks and DVD

– March 23rd, 2017 –

In conjunction with Cirith Ungol‘s first ever live show on European soil at the Keep It True festival in Lauda-Konigshofen, Germany, Metal Blade Records will release the Ultimate Edition of Cirith Ungol‘s King Of The Dead album on the weekend of the fest, April 28th! To hear the classic track, “Atom Smasher”, please visit: metalblade.com/cirithungol – where the King Of The Dead – Ultimate Edition can be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–CD/DVD Digipak
–180g black vinyl
–clear ice blue vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–turquoise green/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–blood-red vinyl (limited to 200 copies – USA exclusive)
*plus digital options are also available!

The King Of The Dead – Ultimate Edition digipak CD features a full re-mastering by Patrick W. Engel at Temple Of Disharmony, five bonus tracks, expanded packaging and a bonus-DVD! The King Of The Dead – Ultimate Edition LP will be released as part of the Metal Blade Originals series; featuring 400 g spine sleeves, a 12-page booklet and an A1 sized poster, the vinyl was also mastered and fully restored by Patrick W. Engel in January 2017. This version reflects the original sound of the 1st vinyl pressing, released on Enigma in 1984!

King Of The Dead – Ultimate Edition track-listing:
1. Atom Smasher
2. Black Machine
3. Master of the Pit
4. King of the Dead
5. Death of the Sun
6. Finger of Scorn
7. Toccata in D minor
8. Cirith Ungol
9. Last Laugh (Live)*
10. Death of the Sun (alt mix)**
11. Master of the Pit (Live)***
12. King of the Dead (Live)***
13. Cirith Ungol (Live)***
* Live 1984 (bonus Track on original CD)
** alternative version (taken from Metal Massacre I)
*** Live at Frost & Fire Fest II at the Majestic Ventura Theater in Ventura on October 8th, 2016

Bonus-DVD track-listing (Live at The Roxy, West Hollywood, CA on January 19th, 1983):
1. Atom Smasher
2. I’m Alive
3. Black Machine
4. Master of the Pit
5. King of the Dead
6. Death of the Sun
7. Finger of Scorn
8. Cirith Ungol

Cirith Ungol line-up on King Of The Dead:
Tim Baker – vocals
Jerry Fogle – guitars
Michael ‘Flint’ Vujejia – bass
Robert Garven – drums

Cirith Ungol will perform live in Europe for the first time ever at the Keep It True festival in Lauda-Konigshofen on April 28-29. See below for all dates!

Cirith Ungol live
Apr. 28-29 – Lauda-Konigshofen, Germany – Keep It True Festival
May 26-27 – Athens, Greece – Up The Hammers
July 21-22 – Crispendorf, Germany – Chaos Descends
Nov. 17-18 – Wurzburg, Germany – Hammer Of Doom

Cirith Ungol online:
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Cut Up launches title track for new album, ‘Wherever They May Rot’

– March 20th, 2017 –

This Friday (March 24th), Cut Up will release their highly anticipated sophomore album, Wherever They May Rot, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! Just as brutal as its predecessor, 2015′s Forensic Nightmares, Wherever They May Rot offers a rougher edge and is catchier overall. For a preview of the album, the title track can be heard at: youtube.com/watch?v=dMcmsXZX1v8

Let the Swedes unscrew your head at: metalblade.com/cutup, where you can listen to the previous singles, “From Ear To Ear” and “Vermin Funeral”, and pre-order Wherever They May Rot (featuring artwork by Lukasz Jaszak) in the following formats:
–Digipak CD (EU)/Jewelcase (US)
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–olive green-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–brass colored vinyl (limited to 100 copies – EMP exclusive)
–green/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – USA exclusive)
*exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

With an impressive collective past in the extreme side of metal and the ambition to blaze the trail of musical violence, Cut Up has come to claim the throne. Combining grinding death metal with a modern approach and high musicianship, yet always with key focus on brutality, these Swedes are notorious for bringing the gore wherever they go. With their new album, Wherever They May Rot, Cut Up has reached a whole new level of brutality. Guitarist/vocalist Andreas Bjornson comments: “‘Wherever They May Rot‘ is an utter bloodbath from start to finish. We have managed to push the savagery even further than before, also broadening our sound without compromising one inch of aggression. Everyone has performed at the top of their game and the new songs are without a doubt the strongest we’ve ever created, reaching new heights in both speed and heaviness. We have sharpened our blades and the thirst for blood is unquenchable. The year of 2017 belongs to Cut Up!”

Wherever They May Rot track-listing:
1. From Ear To Ear
2. Necrophagic Madness
3. Behead The Dead
4. Wherever They May Rot
5. Vermin Funeral
6. By Hatred Bound
7. Psychosurgery
8. In The Aftermath
9. Master Dissector
10. Cranium Crusher
11. Raped By The Blade

Cut Up live:
Apr. 29 – Sundsvall, Sweden – Club Destroyer
May 12 – Deinze, Belgium – Muziekcafe Elpee
May 13 – Veghel, Netherlands – Deathfest II
May 20 – Hyvinkaa, Finland – Steelfest Open Air
July 29 – Essen, Germany – Nord Open Air
Oct. 21 – Belusa, Slovakia – Deathfest

Cut Up line-up:
Erik Rundqvist – vocals & bass
Andreas Bjornson – vocals & guitar
Anders Bertilsson – guitar
Tobias Gustafsson – drums

Cut Up online:
http://www.cutupofficial.com
https://www.facebook.com/cutupofficial
https://www.instagram.com/cutupofficial
https://www.youtube.com/c/cutupofficialdeathmetal

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Fates Warning reveals details for new DVD/Blu-ray, ‘Awaken the Guardian Live’

– March 16th, 2017 –

Launches video for “Fata Morgana (live)”

Legendary progressive metal act Fates Warning celebrated the 30th anniversary of their third album, Awaken the Guardian, in 2016. To celebrate this milestone, Jim Matheos (guitar) reassembled the Awaken the Guardian-era lineup for two special festival appearances last year: Keep it True XIX and Prog Power USA XVII. Fortunately for fans that were not able to attend, each show was filmed and recorded in its entirety for the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray out April 28th via Metal Blade Records, Awaken the Guardian Live!

For a preview of this release, a video for “Fata Morgana” from Keep it True XIX can be viewed at: metalblade.com/fateswarning – where Awaken the Guardian Live can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Deluxe Edition Artbook (52 pages, 4-CD, DVD, Blu-ray – limited to 2000 copies)
–2CD + DVD Digipak
–Blu-ray (USA exclusive)
–180g black vinyl
–indigo blue vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–turquois green vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–purple vinyl (limited to 300 copies – USA exclusive)
*exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Directed and edited by Oliver “Bomber” Barth, the Keep It True XIX footage was recorded on April 30th, 2016 in Lauda-Konigshofen, Germany; the Prog Power USA footage was recorded on September 9th, 2016 in Atlanta, GA with sound recording and video editing by Kent Smith, plus audio and video recording services provided by Lucid Lounge Studios – Atlanta. Mixed and mastered by Bill Metoyer at SkullSeven Studio in North Hollywood, CA, Awaken the Guardian Live also features art direction, design, and artwork by Ioannis (dangerousage.com), making this a must-have piece for any fan’s collection. Awaken the Guardian vocalist John Arch comments about the experience: “It was truly a surreal experience being able to share the spirit of ‘Awaken The Guardian‘ at these shows. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the fans that have given back so much over the 30 year span since the album’s release. To all our family and friends, much gratitude.”

Fates Warning online:
http://www.fateswarning.com
http://www.facebook.com/FatesWarning
https://twitter.com/fateswarning

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Fates Warning reveals details for new DVD/Blu-ray, ‘Awaken the Guardian Live’

– March 16th, 2017 –

Launches video for “Fata Morgana (live)”

Legendary progressive metal act Fates Warning celebrated the 30th anniversary of their third album, Awaken the Guardian, in 2016. To celebrate this milestone, Jim Matheos (guitar) reassembled the Awaken the Guardian-era lineup for two special festival appearances last year: Keep it True XIX and Prog Power USA XVII. Fortunately for fans that were not able to attend, each show was filmed and recorded in its entirety for the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray out April 28th via Metal Blade Records, Awaken the Guardian Live!

For a preview of this release, a video for “Fata Morgana” from Keep it True XIX can be viewed at: metalblade.com/fateswarning – where Awaken the Guardian Live can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Deluxe Edition Artbook (52 pages, 4-CD, DVD, Blu-ray – limited to 2000 copies)
–2CD + DVD Digipak
–Blu-ray (USA exclusive)
–180g black vinyl
–indigo blue vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–turquois green vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–purple vinyl (limited to 300 copies – USA exclusive)
*exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Directed and edited by Oliver “Bomber” Barth, the Keep It True XIX footage was recorded on April 30th, 2016 in Lauda-Konigshofen, Germany; the Prog Power USA footage was recorded on September 9th, 2016 in Atlanta, GA with sound recording and video editing by Kent Smith, plus audio and video recording services provided by Lucid Lounge Studios – Atlanta. Mixed and mastered by Bill Metoyer at SkullSeven Studio in North Hollywood, CA, Awaken the Guardian Live also features art direction, design, and artwork by Ioannis (dangerousage.com), making this a must-have piece for any fan’s collection. Awaken the Guardian vocalist John Arch comments about the experience: “It was truly a surreal experience being able to share the spirit of ‘Awaken The Guardian‘ at these shows. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the fans that have given back so much over the 30 year span since the album’s release. To all our family and friends, much gratitude.”

Fates Warning online:
http://www.fateswarning.com
http://www.facebook.com/FatesWarning
https://twitter.com/fateswarning

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Trial (swe) releases lyric video for title track of new album, ‘Motherless’

– March 15th, 2017 –

On April 7th, Swedish heavy metallers Trial (swe) will release their new album, Motherless, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! For a preview of the record, a new lyric video (by cover artist Costin Chioreanu!) for the title track, “Motherless”, can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=iyAwrsiFvoU

Trial (swe) comments: “‘Motherless‘ is the opener and title track of the upcoming release. It’s a fiery and captivating tune that serves the purpose of entangling the listener into the rest of the album. The video was created by the fantastic artist Costin Chioreanu, who uses the artwork and layout he created for the album as a vessel to give the song an extra dimension. It perfectly corresponds to our vision of what ‘Motherless‘ is.”

To hear the first single, “Cold Comes The Night”, please visit: metalblade.com/trial – where Motherless can be pre-ordered in the following formats:
–Digipak CD
–180g black vinyl
–dark slate gray-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–steel blue-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–gray/beige-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – USA exclusive)
*digital options are also available!

Formed in 2007, Trial (swe) wrote and recorded The Primordial Temple (album, 2011), which became a stepping stone from where the band was to where they wanted to be. After earning acclaimed reviews for Malicious Arts (EP, 2013) and Vessel (album, 2015), Trial (swe)‘s popularity continued to grow, and it wasn’t long before Metal Blade Records signed the band. With plans to re-invent themselves once again, Motherless promises to be another step forward in their career.

Motherless track-listing:
1. Motherless
2. In Empyrean Labour
3. Cold Comes The Night
4. Juxtaposed
5. Aligerous Architect
6. Birth
7. Embodiment
8. Rebirth

Trial (swe) line-up:
Linus Johansson – Vocals
Alexander Ellstrom – Guitars
Andreas Johnsson – Guitars
Andreas Olsson – Bass
Martin Svensson – Drums

Trial (swe) online:
https://www.facebook.com/TrialHeavyMetal
http://www.instagram.com/trialheavymetal
http://trialheavymetal.storenvy.com

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Until Rain Inks Deal With Sensory Records

Greek progressive/alternative metal outfit Until Rain has signed with Sensory Records for the release of impending third full-length album, “Inure.” The band has issued some insight into the album today, including a dramatic trailer, track listing, and more. Additionally, the band has scheduled both European mainland and Balkan tours in conjunction with this release.

“Inure” was recorded by Until Rain in various European cities, including Thessaloniki, London, Gothenburg, and Lausanne, and mixed/mastered by Daniel Cardoso of Anathema in Lisbon, Portugal.

The album features artwork by new Greek artist/designer Nassia Kefala, and a hand-drawn cover that completely represents the concept of the album and the duality of many inured people; appearing lush on the outside, yet they are rotted inside. With nine massive tracks, “Inure” presents an hour-long journey that you will want to take again and again, the digital release bearing an additional bonus track as well.

Sensory Records will release “Inure” in Europe on April 28th and in the US on May 12th; an official digital single for “Because Something Might Happen” will be released through Spotify and other digital outlets on March 21st, accompanied by an official video for the song the same day.

Comments Until Rain: “We’re thrilled and proud to be working with such a renowned and well-established label like Sensory, for our third album. The list of progressive bands, that have had their careers pushed immensely by this record label is too big to state here, so let’s just say that we expect a lot of good things to happen. This album is a sincere and natural evolution for us, headed in a much more prog direction, in the essential meaning of the word.”

1. Progressus In Idem
2. New World Fiction
3. Because Something Might Happen
4. This Fear
5. A Tearful Farewell
6. This Solitude
7. Butterfly Invasion
8. A Broken Wing
9. Inure
10. Debate (bonus track)

Catch these upcoming Until Rain 2017 tour dates:

4/26/2017 The Bodega – Nottingham, UK w/ Wolverine, Oddland
4/27/2017 Garage Highbury – London, UK w/ Wolverine, Oddland
4/28/2017 La Boule Noure – Paris, FR w/ Wolverine, Oddland
4/29/2017 Boerderij – Zoetermeer, NL w/ Wolverine, Oddland
4/30/2017 W2 – Hertogenbosch, NL w/ Wolverine, Oddland
5/02/2017 TBA w/ Wolverine, Oddland
5/03/2017 Musik & Frieden – Berlin, DE w/ Wolverine, Oddland
5/04/2017 Beta2300 – Copenhagen, DK w/ Wolverine, Oddland
5/05/2017 Frölunda Kulturhus – Gothenburg, SE w/ Wolverine, Oddland
5/06/2017 Bowlan – Östhammar, SE w/ Wolverine, Oddland
5/11/2017 Live & Loud – Sofia, BU w/ Poem
5/12/2017 Silverchurch – Bucharest, RO w/ Poem
5/13/2017 TBA – Beograd, SB w/ Poem
5/14/2017 8Ball – Thessaloniki, GR w/ Poem

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Between the Buried and Me reveals details for new DVD/Blu-ray, ‘Coma Ecliptic: Live’

– March 8th, 2017 –

Launches trailer online

On April 28th, Between the Buried and Me will release their new DVD/Blu-ray, Coma Ecliptic: Live, via Metal Blade Records, in association with Good Fight Entertainment. The concert, which features the band performing their latest album, Coma Ecliptic, in its entirety, was filmed live on location October 4th, 2016 at The Observatory North Park in San Diego, CA.

Bassist Dan Briggs comments: “The genesis of the ‘Coma Ecliptic‘ filming was based around capturing the look and feel of the show our lighting director Chris Hill produced for the full album set. It’s such an important record for us and our progression as a band and the visual representation captures the moods of our tragic tale so well. It’s the perfect way to wrap up the last two years we’ve been living with this album day in and day out!”

To pre-order Coma Ecliptic Live, please visit: metalblade.com/btbam – where a DVD/Blu-ray trailer can also be viewed. See below for available formats:

–CD/DVD/Blu-ray
–180g black 2LP
–golden yellow marble 2LP (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–ultra violet marble 2LP (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–purple/black marble 2LP (limited to 300 copies – USA exclusive)
*exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Hailed as “a 68-minute cosmic opera” (Rolling Stone), Coma Ecliptic was released in July 2015, debuting at #1 on the Hard Music Billboard Chart, #12 on the Billboard Top 200, as well as #1 on the iTunes Metal Chart, Vinyl Chart, Amazon Hard Rock Chart, and Amazon Metal Chart. Additionally, the album charted on the iTunes Rock chart (#2), Canada Hard Music Chart (#3), UK Rock/Metal chart (#4), UK Independent Chart (#10), Canada Top 200 Chart (#17), Canada Top 200 Digital (#22), Germany Top 100 (#53) and UK Album chart (#74). The upcoming DVD/Blu-ray for Coma Ecliptic Live will surely please fans once again, with the must-see visual component added to the already acclaimed album. Directed by Vince Edwards and edited by Blake Faucette and Justin Reich, Coma Ecliptic Live‘s audio was mixed by Jamie King at the Basement Recording NC, with live GoPro camera placement by the band’s own Blake Richardson (drums).

Between the Buried and Me line-up:
Tommy Rogers – vocals, keyboards
Dan Briggs – bass
Blake Richardson – drums
Paul Waggoner – guitar
Dustie Waring – guitar

Between The Buried And Me online:
https://www.facebook.com/BTBAMofficial
https://twitter.com/btbamofficial
https://instagram.com/btbamofficial
https://www.youtube.com/user/BTBAMofficial

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Cut Up launches new video for “Vermin Funeral”

– March 6th, 2017 –

On March 24th, Cut Up will release their highly anticipated sophomore album, Wherever They May Rot, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! Just as brutal as its predecessor, 2015′s Forensic Nightmares, Wherever They May Rot offers a rougher edge and is catchier overall. For a preview of the album, a bloody video for the new single, “Vermin Funeral”, can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=8VqsosGM-3c

Cut Up‘s Anders Bertilsson (guitar) comments: “Inspiration for your arbitrary funerary rites arrives in the form of our new video. Shot in a cold, filthy, suitably depressing environment the video perfectly illustrates the scorching mid-tempo concentration of pure aggression that is ‘Vermin Funeral’. Thanks to the camera work and acting by the Arvika crew, we can now present you with this murderous cinematic experience. Watch as one by one is hunted down and hammered into the tomb. Get this and 10 more killing anthems with ‘Wherever They May Rot‘, out March 24th worldwide on Metal Blade Records!”

Let the Swedes unscrew your head at: metalblade.com/cutup, where you can listen to the first single, “From Ear To Ear”, and pre-order the record (featuring artwork by Lukasz Jaszak) in the following formats:
–Digipak CD (EU)/Jewelcase (US)
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–olive green-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–brass colored vinyl (limited to 100 copies – EMP exclusive)
–green/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – USA exclusive)
*exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Cut Up guitarist/vocalist Andreas Bjornson comments: “‘Wherever They May Rot‘ is an utter bloodbath from start to finish. We have managed to push the savagery even further than before, also broadening our sound without compromising one inch of aggression. Everyone has performed at the top of their game and the new songs are without a doubt the strongest we’ve ever created, reaching new heights in both speed and heaviness. We have sharpened our blades and the thirst for blood is unquenchable. The year of 2017 belongs to Cut Up!”

Wherever They May Rot track-listing:
1. From Ear To Ear
2. Necrophagic Madness
3. Behead The Dead
4. Wherever They May Rot
5. Vermin Funeral
6. By Hatred Bound
7. Psychosurgery
8. In The Aftermath
9. Master Dissector
10. Cranium Crusher
11. Raped By The Blade

Cut Up line-up:
Erik Rundqvist – vocals & bass
Andreas Bjornson – vocals & guitar
Anders Bertilsson – guitar
Tobias Gustafsson – drums

Cut Up online:
http://www.cutupofficial.com
https://www.facebook.com/cutupofficial
https://www.instagram.com/cutupofficial
https://www.youtube.com/c/cutupofficialdeathmetal

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Cut Up launches new video for “Vermin Funeral”

– March 6th, 2017 –

On March 24th, Cut Up will release their highly anticipated sophomore album, Wherever They May Rot, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! Just as brutal as its predecessor, 2015′s Forensic Nightmares, Wherever They May Rot offers a rougher edge and is catchier overall. For a preview of the album, a bloody video for the new single, “Vermin Funeral”, can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=8VqsosGM-3c

Cut Up‘s Anders Bertilsson (guitar) comments: “Inspiration for your arbitrary funerary rites arrives in the form of our new video. Shot in a cold, filthy, suitably depressing environment the video perfectly illustrates the scorching mid-tempo concentration of pure aggression that is ‘Vermin Funeral’. Thanks to the camera work and acting by the Arvika crew, we can now present you with this murderous cinematic experience. Watch as one by one is hunted down and hammered into the tomb. Get this and 10 more killing anthems with ‘Wherever They May Rot‘, out March 24th worldwide on Metal Blade Records!”

Let the Swedes unscrew your head at: metalblade.com/cutup, where you can listen to the first single, “From Ear To Ear”, and pre-order the record (featuring artwork by Lukasz Jaszak) in the following formats:
–Digipak CD (EU)/Jewelcase (US)
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–olive green-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–brass colored vinyl (limited to 100 copies – EMP exclusive)
–green/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – USA exclusive)
*exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Cut Up guitarist/vocalist Andreas Bjornson comments: “‘Wherever They May Rot‘ is an utter bloodbath from start to finish. We have managed to push the savagery even further than before, also broadening our sound without compromising one inch of aggression. Everyone has performed at the top of their game and the new songs are without a doubt the strongest we’ve ever created, reaching new heights in both speed and heaviness. We have sharpened our blades and the thirst for blood is unquenchable. The year of 2017 belongs to Cut Up!”

Wherever They May Rot track-listing:
1. From Ear To Ear
2. Necrophagic Madness
3. Behead The Dead
4. Wherever They May Rot
5. Vermin Funeral
6. By Hatred Bound
7. Psychosurgery
8. In The Aftermath
9. Master Dissector
10. Cranium Crusher
11. Raped By The Blade

Cut Up line-up:
Erik Rundqvist – vocals & bass
Andreas Bjornson – vocals & guitar
Anders Bertilsson – guitar
Tobias Gustafsson – drums

Cut Up online:
http://www.cutupofficial.com
https://www.facebook.com/cutupofficial
https://www.instagram.com/cutupofficial
https://www.youtube.com/c/cutupofficialdeathmetal

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Evocation launches video for “Condemned to the Grave”

– March 1st, 2017 –

Next week (March 10th), Evocation will celebrate their return to death metal with the stunning new full-length, The Shadow Archetype! While honoring their Swedish death metal roots, The Shadow Archetype also adds thrash metal elements to their addictive, heavy sound. For a preview of the album, a new video for the track “Condemned To The Grave” can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=IFJQV_5Pybw

Evocation‘s Marko Palmen (guitar) comments: “The video for ‘Condemned To The Grave’ was shot with Greenworks Television on the 4th of February at a deserted house in the small village of Golingstorp, Sweden. The deserted house was actually something that we found through a friend who specialized in photographing deserted buildings. According to villagers the house has been deserted for at least 30 years. It’s a beautiful house and the ageing has perhaps added even more character to the house. The day of the video shoot was freezing… But it added a special eerie feeling since there is a small layer of snow in the landscape, and on many of the shots with the actors you can see their breaths in the air. The end result became quite spectacular (not for the weak hearted I might add…), and we all hope you enjoy the video for ‘Condemned To The Grave’!

Huge thanx to Greenworks Television and all involved in the making of the video for ‘Condemned To The Grave’; Rene U Valdes (Director), Johan Falklind (Camera), Ida Johansson (Actor), Anders Olsson (Actor), Gustaf Jorde (Screenplay & Actor), Thomas Josefsson (Actor), Simon Exner (Actor), Marko Palmen (Actor), Farideh Javanbakht (Make-Up) & Maria Bexdal (Make-Up)!”

For another preview of The Shadow Archetype, the first single, “Children of Stone”, can be heard at: metalblade.com/evocation – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:
–Digipak CD (includes beer coaster!)
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–grey-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–salmon clear vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–clear/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – USA exclusive)
*exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Featuring a cover and layout by Xaay (Behemoth, Nile, etc.), The Shadow Archetype was recorded at three different studios. Backing vocals, mixing and mastering were done at Dugout Productions. Daniel Bergstrand handled the recording of backing vocals and mixing. George Nerantzis handled the mastering. Drums were recorded at Crehate Studios together with studio engineer Oscar Nilsson. The Shadow Archetype also features veteran drummer Per Moller Jensen (ex-The Haunted, ex-Invocator) on session drums. Per sets a new death metal standard on the new Evocation album with his complex, yet groovy drumming, which we know well from his time in The Haunted. Guitars, bass, and lead vocals were recorded by the band in their own studio, Acacia Avenue Recordings. “We started recording the drums in late June 2015 and did the last recordings with vocals in June 2016. So, we spent roughly a year in the studio with ‘The Shadow Archetype‘,” explains Palmen. “In my opinion, the production is our strongest so far. It has all the elements I want in a production; raw brutality with a distinctive punch!”

The Shadow Archetype track-listing:
1. Into Ruins
2. Condemned To The Grave
3. Modus Operandi
4. Children Of Stone
5. The Coroner
6. The Shadow Archetype
7. Blind Obedience
8. Survival Of The Sickest
9. Sulphur And Blood
10. Imperium Fall
11. Dark Day Sunrise

Evocation line-up:
Thomas Josefsson – vocals
Marko Palmen – guitar
Simon Exner – guitar
Gustaf Jorde – bass
Per Moller Jensen – session drums on the album

Evocation online:
http://evocation.se
https://www.facebook.com/evocationswe
https://www.instagram.com/evocationswe
https://twitter.com/evocationswe
https://www.youtube.com/user/EvocationSwe

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