Au-Dessus Unveils “End Of Chapter” Album Cover Art

After signing with LADLO Productions, the time has come to unveil the artwork for new album “End Of Chapter” by Au-Dessus. The impending opus is due to drop May 19th, 2017 and features cover art by Metastazis. LADLO Productions comments:

“On the shores of the Baltic sea at the crossroad between worlds, darker than the night, more hostile than the harshest winter, this album from those Lithuanians pushes the post-black metal borders out.

“‘End of Chapter’ blows a freezing wind with atmospheres full of negative waves in order to take the listener to lands unknown, where the elements are either taken from Sludge music or from mental torture, re-opens each and every wounds of the soul.

“With an enormous maturity for a first album, you will found nothing more ethereal, nothing more terrifying, because this one is Au-Dessus (above) everything else.

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Sauron Posts “The Baltic Fog” Album Re-Release

Polish pagan black metal group Sauron today unveils remastered classic “The Baltic Fog” online via the YouTube stream below. Originally recorded and released in 1995 at ZSE Studio in Radom, Poland, the new LP version will be limited to 200 copies and released through Wheelwright Productions on March 3rd.

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Au-Dessus Signs With LADLO Productions For New Album

LADLO Productions is proud to announce the signing of Lithuanian post-black metal band Au-Dessus, with a new album due to drop May 19th, 2017. Check out a teaser trailer below. LADLO also comments:

“On the shores of the Baltic sea at the crossroad between worlds, darker than the night, more hostile than the harshest winter, Au-Dessus pushes the post-black metal borders out.

“This new album will blow a freezing wind with atmospheres full of negative waves in order to take the listener to lands unknown, where the elements are either taken from sludge music or from mental torture, re-opens each and every wounds of the soul.

“With an enormous maturity for a second album, you will found nothing more ethereal, nothing more terrifying, because this one is Au-Dessus (above) everything else. And the story has just began. The album’s name and artwork, realized by Metastazis, will soon be revealed.”

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Sauron Re-Releasing “The Baltic Fog” LP

Pagan black metal act Sauron is re-releasing “The Baltic Fog” on vinyl via Wheelwright Productions. Originally recorded and released in 1995 at ZSE Studio in Radom, Poland, the new LP version will be limited to 200 copies and is scheduled for a March 3rd, 2017 release.

“The Baltic Fog” was remastered by Haldor Grunberg at Satanic Audio (Thaw, Mentor) and will also include an exclusive double sided A2 poster with drawings by Krzysztof “Sirkis” Grzywacz (North) and Robert A. von Ritter (Outre, Witchmaster, In Twilight’s Embrace etc.). The new album cover drawing was done by Magdalena Jedrzejczak-Nalazek.

1. In the Glare of the Black Candles
2. Klasztor
3. Hellish Requiem
4. The Baltic Fog
5. In the Shadow of Svantevit
6. Grave
7. Necromansy
8. The Deepest Night of Arkona

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Marianas Rest Posts Full “Horror Vacui” Album Online

The dark shores of the Baltic Sea are home to a gloomy melancholy where many sad stories have come to an inevitable end.

Still, in rare occasions new life emerges from the sea. Finnish coastal town of Kotka is the birth place of Marianas Rest, a band whose gloomy and doomy death metal has been forged by the crushing pressure of the deep.

The band’s new album “Horror Vacui” is out now and can be heard below or by heading over to Spotify here. The full track listing is as follows:

1. The Millennialist
2. Nadir
3. For the Heartless
4. Hurts Like Hell
5. A Lonely Place to Die
6. Chokehold
7. Place of Nothing
8. Vestigial

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Despotz Records Signs Apocalypse Orchestra, Debut Album Expected Later This Year

Sweden’s “best kept secret”, the exciting medieval metal outfit Apocalypse Orchestra has signed with Sweden’s fastest growing label, Despotz Records.

The sextet, who hail from the Baltic Sea region, and utilize non traditional instruments such as lutes, bagpipes, the mandola and even the hurdy gurdy, have one leg entrenched in medieval times and the other firmly in modern metal.

Apocalypse Orchestra was formed by mult-instrumentalists Mikael (Vocals, guitars, mandola, lute and cittern) and Erik (Hurdy gurdy, mandola, bagpipes, backing vocals) who developed a bond over their mutual love of the unlikely combination of folk music and doom metal. With a foundation of original music and lyrics the duo also decided to incorporate melodies stemming from as far back as the 11th century, the goal was to create a musical homage to a long gone era.

The songs tell stories of plagues, of hell and the senseless acts of war and suffering, all while weaving a romantic era thread combined with the crushing modern metal mentality that only Apocalypse Orchestra can deliver.

The band says, “We are very happy to commence this cooperation with Despotz Records, It feels like the next logical step for us today. Despotz have shown that they understand the band and our music and have shown complete confidence in us.”

Despotz Records’ Omer Akay says, “Apocalypse Orchestra is Sweden’s ‘Best Kept Secret’ and we couldn’t be prouder than to have them with Despotz.”

Apocalypse Orchestra have begun recording their debut album in various castles across the Swedish countryside and expect the album to see a release later in 2016.

The band posted a live clip of the song “Theater of War” as a teaser:

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Sabaton Announces “Sabaton Open Air” With Powerwolf And Civil War

Swedish heavy metal band Sabaton just announced a new and very special kind of festival: the Sabaton Open Air / Rockstad:Falun festival in the band’s hometown Falun, the Sabaton Cruise on the Baltic Sea, and now there is also Sabaton Open Air / Noch ein Bier Fest in Germany.

For a long time Sabaton has had the plans for doing a special and totally unique event in Germany and that will become reality now. In July the group will organize the new Sabaton Open Air – a headline concert where people will surely get a unique show.

For this concert Sabaton has chosen the stunning Amphitheatre in Gelsenkirchen (famous from Rock Hard Festival) and as support on this show will be Powerwolf and Korpiklaani as well as former band mates in Civil War.

Bassist Pär Sundström comments: “In 2008 we organized ‘One more beer party’ in Essen in Germany as a release party for ‘Art of War.’ Since then the idea has existed of doing something similar. Now, seven years later, all pieces have fallen into position and we are ready. There will be a lot of ‘Noch ein Bier’ that night!”

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Vulture Industries Announces European Tour Dates

Vulture Industries has announced a string of tour dates in the Baltic area in early February next year.

The band will begin the tour with headlining shows in Lithuania and Estonia before joining Arcturus for a one off show in Helsinki. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

Vulture Industries is touring in support of latest album “The Tower” released on September 30th, 2013 in North America. Catch the band live on these dates:

2/5 Vilnius, LT @ Kulturos baras Kablys
2/6 Tallinn, ES@ Tapper
2/7 Helsinki, FI @ Nosturi w/ARCTURUS
8/14 Rasnov, RO @ Rockstadt Extreme Fest
10/24 Volosyanka, UA @ Carpathian Alliance

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Devilish Impressions Checks In From The “Fear No Gods Of The East” Tour

Polish black/death metallers Devilish Impressions are headlining the “Fear No Gods Of The East Tour 2013,” which will roll over the Baltic States (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia plus Kaliningrad), Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine. The band has now checked in with the following road report:

“Hell(o) there! The war is on, tanks sent on the road! So far the gig in Kaliningrad was the tour’s highlight with extremely warm welcome of both fans and the show’s promoters. On the other hand, yesterday in Alytus we’ve played the smallest show ever. Luckily enough there were Kopernik, Krzychu and Artyom – our road crew – who filled in the audience’s gap the way it felt we did something truly special despite the circumstances. Thank you very much bros! And massive hails to each and every single one of you who showed up to support Devilish Impressions!”

The latest Devilish Impressions CD, “Simulacra,” was released in July 2012 via Lifeforce Records. Upcoming live shows include:

Mar. 19 – Kaunas, LT @ Underground Pub
Mar. 20 – Riga, LV @ Melna Piektdiena
Mar. 21 – Tallinn, EE @ Tapper
Mar. 22 – St. Petersburg, RU @ Ulitka ***
Mar. 23 – Vologda, RU @ IRRIS ***
Mar. 24 – Ivanovo, RU @ Mozart ***
Mar. 26 – Perm, RU @ Custom House ***
Mar. 27 – Izhevsk, RU @ Podwal ***
Mar. 28 – Tolyatti, RU @ Hard Rock Pub ***
Mar. 29 – Ulyanovsk, RU @ Arbat ***
Mar. 30 – Voronezh, RU @ Tarantul ***
Mar. 31 – Moscow, RU @ Rock House ***
Apr. 01 – Novopolock, BY @ GDK
Apr. 02 – Grodno, BY @ Parlament
Apr. 03 – Minsk, BY @ Re:Public
Apr. 04 – Kyiv, UA @ Prime
Apr. 05 – Odessa, UA @ Ogni
Apr. 06 – Khmelnitskiy, UA @ Tokio
Apr. 07 – Chernivtsi, UA @ DK Rosha
*** Metal Spirit Resurrection Tour Vol. X

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