New EP “Ashes” Announced By Sinsaenum

Sinsaenum and earMUSIC are pleased to announce the release of “Ashes,” the brand new EP by Frédéric Leclercq (DragonForce) and Joey Jordison’s (ex-Slipknot) extreme death metal project.

Sinsaenum’s current LP “Echoes of the Tortured,” which has been nominated as “Best Debut” by Metal Hammer Germany, is an album that has been praised worldwide as one of the freshest and finest approaches to death metal. Following the 2016 release of the band’s celebrated debut, Sinsaenum now go beyond and have truly reached the next level.

“Ashes” will be released on November 10th via earMUSIC. It is available for pre-order via Amazon and iTunes. The EP contains over 30 minutes of mind-blowing music, featuring three brand new and EP-exclusive songs, which all display Sinsaenum’s love for the roots of death metal and extreme music.

Additionally, two previously exclusive Japanese bonus tracks can finally be enjoyed by the rest of the world. To top it all off, renowned French producer and musician Frederic Duquesne (Mass Hysteria, guitar) has provided a remix for “Dead Souls.”

The cover artwork (shown below) was drawn by Maxime Taccardi, a dark, twisted artist who managed to capture the essence of Sinsaenum’s music.

“‘Ashes’ is showing a more mature version of our music, and also an angrier side,” said Leclercq. “A lot angrier. We wanted the production to be rawer. Nothing is polite here. We just want to grab the listeners by the throat and spit our hatred into their face. With this EP, we took things further. The black metal vibe is more present in the three new songs, as are the synths; they reinforce the eerie side of our music. Experimenting with keys and machine is not something we are afraid of. Musical darkness can come in many ways.”

With these impressive credentials, it is hard not to label Sinsaenum a “supergroup,” since the project embodies the joint venture of Fred Leclercq of Dragonforce and Joey Jordison (VIMIC, former Slipknot drummer). The rest of the band is of no less importance and credibility: Attila Csihar (Mayhem, vocals), Sean Zatorsky (Dååth, vocals), Seth Heimoth (bass), and Stephane Buriez (Loudblast, guitar) – all of which are well respected in their fields – complete the ensemble, making Sinsaenum premium-level heavy metal.

The track listing is:

1. “Ashes”
2. “Monarch of Death”
3. “2099 (Heretics)”
4. “Degeneration”*
5. “King of the Desperate Lands”*
6. “Dead Souls”**
* Previously Japanese Bonus Only
** Frédéric Duquesne remix

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Second Leg Of European Tour Announced By Mayhem

Norwegian black metal icons Mayhem will embark on the second leg of the European live takeover this fall. “The Purgatorium Europæ – Pars Duorum” tour will commence September 29th in Berlin, Germany and ravage its way through twelve countries and nineteen cities, drawing to a close on October 27th in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Mayhem is commemorating the release of the 1994 landmark “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas” full-length with a worldwide tour performing the monumental record in its entirety. The cornerstone record recently earned the #40 spot on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 100 Greatest Metal Albums Of All Time, the prestigious publication noting, “…Mysteriis… remains a singularly potent document, its expressions of alienation and nihilism lent an icy severity by Aarseth’s lacerating guitar buzz, session vocalist Attila Csihar’s arcane croak and presentation of Dead’s lyrical gothic terror and the pummeling drums of Hellhammer (Jan Axel Blomberg).”

Confirmed dates are:

9/29/2017 Colombia Theater – Berlin, DE
9/30/2017 Reithalle – Dresden, DE
10/02/2017 Wizeman – Stuttgart, DE
10/03/2017 Orpheum – Graz, AT
10/04/2017 Le Gueulard – Nilvange, FR
10/05/2017 Essigfabrik – Cologne, DE
10/06/2017 Hardrock Fest – Avelgem, BE
10/07/2017 Soulcrusher – Nijmegen, NL
10/08/2017 MS Connection – Mannheim, DE
10/09/2017 Le Grillen – Colmar, FR
10/15/2017 Jas Rod – Marseille, FR
10/17/2017 Orion Live Club – Rome, IT
10/18/2017 Stuk – Maribor, SL
10/19/2017 Randal – Bratislava, SK
10/20/2017 Mega Club – Katowice, PL
10/21/2017 Progesja – Warschau, PL
10/22/2017 Melna Piektdiena – Riga, LT
10/23/2017 Tapper – Tallinn, EE
10/27/2017 Brewhouse – Gothenburg, SE

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Violent Magic Orchestra Streaming “Catastrphic Anonymous” Album

International project Violent Magic Orchestra will release debut album “Catastrophic Anonymous” on December 2nd via Throatruiner Records.

Featuring vocal contributions from Attila Csihar (Sunn o))), Mayhem) and Chip King (The Body), the record was mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate, Atomsmasher) and illustrated by French artist Metastazis.

A full stream of the entire “Catastrophic Anonymous” album is available below, and the track listing is as follows:

01. The Beginning Of Fortune
02. Acts Of Charity
03. In Favor Of Cruelty
04. Divorcer
05. Halved
06. One Day Less
07. At The Bank
08. Brick Wall
09. Pursuit Of Dignity
10. Out Of Orbit

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Sinsaenum Premieres New Lyric Video “Anfang Des Albtraumes” From Full Length Debut “Echoes of the Tortured”

Sinsaenum – the international blackened death metal act featuring Mayhem vocalist Attila Csihar, ex-Chimaira vocalist Sean Zatorsky, DragonForce bassist Frédéric Leclercq and ex-Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison – premieres a new lyric video for the “Anfang Des Albtraumes”. The song appears on the band’s full length debut “Echoes of the Tortured”, out now via earMusic.

Check out now “Anfang Des Albtraumes” below.

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Sunn O))) Reveals New Album Artwork

Preparations continue to be made for the release of Sunn O)))’s upcoming LP, “Kannon,” coming this December. The album will see its release via Southern Lord Recordings, and this week the album’s cover art has been issued. Pre-orders for “Kannon” are also online now over at this location.

Consisting of three self-titled pieces of a triadic whole, the roots to Sunn O)))’s new album trace deeply into the sessions of the 2009-released “Monoliths & Dimensions” LP and very recent collaborative recordings with Ulver (“Terrestrials,” 2014) and Scott Walker (“Soused,” 2015), culminated and fully realized this year.

Recorded and mixed with Sunn O)))’s close colleague and co-producer Randall Dunn at Studio Litho, Aleph and Avast!, “Kannon” is as always composed around the immense guitar and bass interplay of founders Stephen O’Malley and Greg Anderson, and includes performances by long term allies and collaborators Attila Csihar, Oren Ambarchi, Rex Ritter, Steve Moore and others.

Artist Angela Lafont Bolliger offers some insight on the creation of the sculpture for the album’s cover artwork: “I was working on a visual concept inspired by Gian Lorenzo Berninis ‘Ecstasy of Saint Teresa’ (a life-sized Italian baroque sculpture in white marble) and had shared a short description about this project. I took a great interest in the conceptual thought behind the album.

“SUNN O)))’s compositions are minimal but intensely sculptural in depth and detail. This was my inspiration and it was important to me to transcend that idea into the sculpture I would create for the album artwork. Stephen and I both loved the idea that this sculpture could be something really ancient, like a comet – yet also indefinable and timeless.

“I started with an intense research of Guanyin, the imagery, the history, and immersed myself completely into the subject. I then put together a very detailed presentation of ideas… we came to a unanimous decision and went for an idea of ‘the abstraction of the God of Mercy.’ It started by sculpting different black reflective materials, which I then combined with ancient rocks and crystals allowing the surface to be rich and to be viewed as something unseen – an undulating form representing Guanyin’s many hands and heads.

“Highlights were the creation of the sculpture, different materials with versatile textures and creating a tactile object, a sensuous, meditative process. During the photographic shoot of the sculpture, every glossy highlight and detail was amplified. Rotating the sculpture a completely different form would emerge through the lens. This is what fascinates me in art – creation can surprise and transform.”

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DivahaR Streaming Track With Guest Vocalist Atilla Csihar

All-female black metal outfit DivahaR is streaming the song “Blindness” online, which features guest vocals from Attila Csihar (Mayhem). “Blindess” comes off the “Divarise” album, and the full track listing is as follows:

1. Insane Silence
2. Areakan
3. Into the Heights
4. Ravenstone
5. Alien
6. Call of the Fire
7. Blindness (feat. Attila)

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Dynasty Of Darkness Posts “Frozen” Lyric Video

Extreme symphonic metal band Dynasty of Darkness, which features Jan Axel “Hellhammer” Blomberg and Pzy Clone, just released its first ever lyric video for the song “Frozen.”

The track comes off the “Empire of Pain” album, produced by Ex-Morbid Angel singer Steve Tucker and including guest spots by Attila Csihar and Weston Cage.

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Lunar Path Posts "Memento Mori" Album Teaser

Lunar Path will be releasing the “Memento Mori” album on the 1st of February 2012 through Inverse Records. A teaser trailer for the album has now been posted online and can be viewed below.

The album’s track listing is as follows:

I. The Beginning and the End
II. Promise Me
III. We’ll Be There
IV. The One Behind the Mirror
V. Thin White Lines
VI. In The End (feat. J-P Leppäluoto)
VII. Deadweight
VIII. Farewell To Arms
IX. The Only Way Out Is Through
X. Walls Are Whispering (feat. Attila Csihar)
XI. Close The Door
XII. Nothing To Regret
XIII. Drag Me Down To Hell (feat. Tuomas Saukkonen and Antti Leskinen)
XIV. Who Are You Talking To?
XV. River Runs Deep

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Lunar Path Signs With Inverse Records To Release "Memento Mori"

Finland’s Lunar Path has issued the following announcement about signing with Inverse Records:

“Lunar Path and Inverse Records are in business together! The first fruits of this collaboration will be to release the bands long anticipated debut album entitled ‘Memento Mori’ this coming winter.

“‘Memento Mori’ is a dark and brooding concept album set out to stretch the boundaries of traditional melodic/gothic metal. The songs themselves promises to tickle your spine with warm and cold flashes of traditional metal and darkly progressive stunts. And then you have the impressive guest roster of Attila Csihar (Mayhem, Aborym), Tuomas Saukkonen (Before The Dawn, Black Sun Aeon), JP Leppäluoto (Charon, Northern Kings, Harmaaja) and others.

“Vocalist Janica Lönn has also been working with Black Sun Aeon lately, most notably singing on their newly released and highly acclaimed ‘Blacklight Deliverance’ album. Aside from Lunar Path’s tour plans she will also perform live with BSA at Summer Breeze 2012 and other european festivals next year.”

Lunar Path has released a taste of what’s to come with the music video, “The One Behind The Mirror,” which you can check out below.

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Taake Streaming New Album "Noregs Vaapen" Online

“Noregs Vaapen,” the latest offering of blackened mayhem from Norway’s Taake, was unleashed to North American fans via Candlelight Records yesterday, November 1st. In celebration of its release, a full stream of the record is currently available via The Onion’s A.V. Club. Head over to this location to check out the album stream.

The album was produced by Bjørnar E. Nilsen (Dead To This World, The Batallion, Helheim, Vulture Industries, etc.), and features guest appearances by Nocturno Culto (Darkthrone), Attila Csihar (Mayhem), and Demonaz (Immortal). You can check out Metalunderground.com’s review of the album here.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Fra Vadested Til Vaandesmed
2. Orkan
3. Nordbundet
4. Du Ville Ville Vestland
5. Myr
6. Helvetesmakt
7. Dei Vil Alltid Klaga Og Kyta

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