Unleashed Reveals New Album, “The Hunt For White Christ” Details

When it comes to Swedish Death Metal, the traditional Stockholm way and death metal per se, there is one band you have to mention: Unleashed! Formed in 1989 by vocalist / bass player Johnny Hedlund, Unleashed have been delivering supreme death metal from day one. Dealing with Viking traditions and values, and honing their craft, they have become extreme metal pioneers, musically and lyrically, inspiring legions of other bands with their sound.

“The Hunt For White Christ” is the fourth album in the continued story line of the World of Odalheim and their Midgard warriors – a story authored by Johnny Hedlund himself, comprising of the past, present, and what Hedlund’s deems as the future of the Viking traditions and values. The album was recorded in the spring of 2018 at Chrome Studios, and does not simply mark the Swedes` 13th full-length album: it also solidifies the bands impact on history, paving the way to their 30th anniversary in 2019! Three decades of metal onslaught, and they have neither lost their bite, nor their love for pure death metal mayhem!

Johnny Hedlund about “The Hunt For White Christ”:

“On our way towards the bands 30th anniversary in 2019, comes the release of our 13th full length album, ‘The Hunt For White Christ’. The band is very much looking forward to meeting our Warriors all over the World on tours and festivals to hear your comments on the new album. And make no mistake, Odalheim will be ours! Let the hunt begin!

“Hail Odin!

Johnny and the Boys”

Napalm Records states:

“We are more than happy about the upcoming release of The Hunt For White Christ by the swedish Death Metal institution Unleashed. Beeing in business almost three decades, they proofed their standing and excellence to fans all over the world. Brace yourself for this brutal monument by the swedish chief vikings!”

Tracklist:

1 Lead Us Into War
2 You Will Fall
3 Stand Your Ground
4 Gram
5 Terror Christ
6 They Rape The Land
7 The City Of Jorsala Shall Fall
8 The Hunt For White Christ
9 Vidaurgelmthul
10 By The Western Wall
11 Open To All The World

Formats:
* 4 Page Digipack
* 1 LP Gatefold BLACK
*Digital Album
*Deluxe Box: 4 Page Digipack, Thor Hammer Logo Pendant, Album Cover Flag & woven cut out Thorhammer/Logo arm patch & band photo card
* 1 LP Gatefold GOLD (100 copies)
* 1 LP Gatefold ICE BLUE (2000 copies)
Digipack & Album cover shirt bundle (US Webstore Only)
* 1 LP Gatefold BLACK & cover shirt bundle (US & World Webstore)

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Dark Buddha Rising’s “II” Set To Drop Via Neurot Recordings This March

Prepare your mind, body, and the deepest recesses of your soul: the black gates that Dark Buddha Rising unlocked a decade ago with “I”, open further in 2018, as the band announce the “II” EP, due for release via Neurot Recordings on March 23rd, 2018. “II” continues to traverse spiritual planes, exposing a vortex with their sonic calls from beyond.

Sample new sounds with this immersive video below:

For ten years, the Finnish band has convened in the now-famous Wastement studio space, set below their home city of Tampere, Finland, to roil in the sounds of the underground, to meet dark spirits, to breathe in time with rhythmic pulses sent from the skies, the stars, and the very dirt around them.

On the surface, the band emits the blackest of psychedelia. Deep down, their sounds are forged in the blue fires of the ancients; exhalations of gods, goddesses and demons alike. Of this new offering, V. Ajomo notes, “To drain our sonic temple, we wanted to record the new material which was made for 2016 shows in order to proceed towards the unknown with open minds and hearts. After the cleansing, we initiated our chamber with ambient meditation and opened the portals of inspiration for our future work.”

“II” sees Dark Buddha Rising return to its purest incarnation: J.Rämänen on drums, P. Rämänen on bass, and V. Ajomo on guitar, J. Saarivuori on synths and M. Neuman on main vocals. “We have done a full cycle of the orbit and now is the time for gravitational slingshot towards the new dimensions in sound, deliverance and vision,” says Ajomo.

The EP’s A-side was recorded and mixed in Space Junk Studio by K.Nyyssönen and B-side was recorded in Wastement by Dark Buddha Rising and mixed by S. Tamminen.

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New Song “Hypergiant” Streaming From Prostitution

Brooklyn progressive black metal group Prostitution is streaming the new song “Hypergiant.” The song is taken from the new EP “Egyptian Blue,” which is set to drop on October 10th. The song is streaming via the band’s bandcamp page, available in the player below.

The EP was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Anthony Lopardo and Raymond Marte at Westfall Recording Company, and features additional vocals by Beast Modulus’ Kurt Applegate. The track list is as follows:

1. Hypergiant
2. The Boat
3. Elevated Droves

Check out “Hypergiant” here:

EGYPTIAN BLUE by Prostitution

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Riverside Announces New European 2017 Tour Dates

After recently announcing two special (and now completely sold out) comeback tribute shows in the band’s hometown of Warsaw, Poland for February, prog group Riverside is delighted to announce a next European tour for April/May 2017. The band checked in to say

“2017 must be a better year. And we have to come back to life. But we won’t, unless we come back to the stage… so it is our great pleasure to inform you that Riverside will go back to playing live this year.

“After two very special evenings in February, which, for obvious reasons, are going to be unique and one of a kind, we have planned two legs of a special ‘Towards the Blue Horizon’ tour. The first one will begin in April and May. The second one will start in the autumn and we’ll visit more European countries.

“During ‘Towards the Blue Horizon’ tour we will play in a new live line-up with a guest guitarist who will make our music sound the way it should, not only because he’s a great musician but, most of all, because he’s got the kind of modesty and humility about him which has always been very important to us on stage. Additionally, we’re going to present a lot of compositions which we have not played live before. Our concerts will also be filled with emotions we haven’t felt before. Together with you, we want to dive into this and make each composition sound more mighty than ever.

“We’re becoming a different band, more mature, more serious, more experienced. Piotr is gone, but he will always be with us and we are still a live band. Which we’re going to prove soon during our ‘Towards the Blue Horizon’ tour Remember, ‘This is not the end, this is not the time.'”

RIVERSIDE – Live 2017:
25.02. Warsaw (Poland) – Progresja (Sold out!)
26.02. Warsaw (Poland) – Progresja (Sold out!)

RIVERSIDE – “Towards The Blue Horizon” Tour 2017:
20.04. Olsztyn (Poland) – Nowy Andegrant
21.04. Gdansk (Poland) – Stary Manez
22.04. Poznan (Poland) – B17
23.04. Wroclaw (Poland) – A2
26.04. Walbrzych (Poland) – Stara Kopalnia
27.04. Katowice (Poland) – Mega Club
28.04. Bielsko Biala (Poland) – Rude Boy
29.04. Bydgoszcz (Poland) – MCK
05.05. Berlin (Germany) – Columbia Theater
06.05. Worpswede (Germany) – Music Hall
07.05. Hamburg (Germany) – Markthalle
09.05. Aschaffenburg (Germany) – Colos-Saal
10.05. Pratteln (Switzerland) – Z7
12.05. Lyon (France) – MJC Ô Totem
13.05. Barcelona (Spain) – Salamandra 1
14.05. Madrid (Spain) – Teatro Barcelo
16.05. Bordeaux (France) – Krakatoa
17.05. Paris (France) – Divan du Monde
19.05. Edinburgh (UK) – Liquid Room
22.05. London (UK) – Islington Assembly Hall
24.05. Maastricht, (The Netherlands) – Muziekgieterij
25.05. Zoetermeer (The Netherlands) – De Boerderij
26.05. Zwolle (The Netherlands) – Hedon
27.05. Uden (The Netherlands) – De Pul
28.05. Cologne (Germany) – Die Kantine
30.05. Kraków (Poland) – Laznia

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Superjoint Posts “Caught Up In The Gears Of Application” Music Video

This past Friday, Superjoint unleashed the debauched “Caught Up In The Gears Of Application” full-length album (still streaming in full here).

The band’s first proper studio offering in over a decade, the thirty-eight-minute punisher spews forth an acrimonious crossover of hardcore punk, metal, and uncompromising, antagonistic, New Orleans-style angst (check out our review).

A new video for “Caught Up In The Gears Of Application” was captured at various locations in Louisiana including the historic district of Old Kenner, the Blue Nile in New Orleans, and the Housecore compound.

The clip was directed by Kate Richardson courtesy of Housecore Records, and shot and edited by Mike Holderbeast with production by Carolyn Babauta. Elaborates Superjoint’s Philip H. Anselmo cryptically, “The video is supposed to be as ridiculously abstract as the song itself. But regardless, it makes its ridiculous point(s) dreadfully well.”

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Trojans Posts “Dead Eyed Stare” Music Video

Sydney metalcore group Trojans today releases a video for new single “Dead Eyed Stare.” The track will be available for purchase online on November 25th.

“Dead Eyed Stare” is a song about depression and the lives of the people who suffer every day with the horrible affliction. The track’s lyrics address the sufferer’s constant thoughts of suicide and life’s monotony – and the will and sheer strength required to beat it.

The video follows main character Dosey (actor Dosey Smith) waking up in an abandoned hospital. Being chased by Death (actress Rachel Greenwood). Dosey becomes distraught after not being able to escape the hospital until he sees Life (actress Esther Link) walk past.

He then follows Life, who guides him through and out of the Hospital. Death keeps trying to tempt him to stay but he finds the strength to break free and finally find his way out to find his Peace.

Directed, filmed and edited by Jacob Pattinson, the clip was shot with full permission and access to the location – an abandoned mental hospital in the Blue Mountains – The Queen Victoria sanitarium.

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Thy Catafalque Posts New Song “Siraly”

Thy Catafalque, the project from Tamás Kátai, is streaming the second new track off forthcoming album, “Meta.” The track, titled “Sirály,” can be heard below and follows a previous stream of “Mezolit” (available here).

Regarding the track, Kátai comments: “Sirály means Seagull and the track features Ágnes Tóth from The Moon And The Nightspirit on vocals and Judit Csere on cello. Ágnes was singing on previous albums as well and now she’s back for this piece again. The song is more or less is an allegory of life and passing, inspired by the Scottish seaside trips with the blue North Sea and the white seagulls circling above it.”

Thy Catafalque’s new album “Meta” arrives on October 7th in North America (September 16th worldwide). The full track listing is as follows:

1. Uránia
2. Sirály
3. 10^(-20) Ångström
4. Ixión Düün
5. Osszel otthon
6. Malmok járnak
7. Vonatút az éjszakában
8. Mezolit
9. Fehérvasárnap

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Ahab Comments On “The Ichthyologist” Album Art Similarities

Ahab has issued the following statement about people questioning the similarities between the cover from upcoming album “The Boats Of The Glen Carrig” and Giant Squid’s “The Ichthyologist” release:

“Quite some messaging going around with the guys of Giant Squid (a San Fransisco based band) about our album artwork. They thought, our cover artwork of ‘The Boats Of The Glen Carrig’ is too close to the one of a re-issue of ‘The Ichthyologist.’ Unfortunately we didn’t know the band or the cover. That being said: We still do not think there’s much more similarity than a hand being turned into a sea-animal (two different one’s btw). Anyway: We hope this settles the argument, cause we (and I guess also Giant Squid) do not like bitching with fellow artists. Now it’s up to you, what to think of it.”

Giant Squid also commented: “Been talking with Aahab, who say they, and the artist, we’re officially and completely unfamiliar with both Giant Squid, and ‘The Ichthyologist.’ So there you go. Let’s chalk it up to crazy coincidence, kindred spirits thinking alike, if you will.

“I love Ahab. One of my favorite bands going today. ‘Divinity of Oceans’ is almost perfect and is one of the only albums from a band I’ve just spontaneously acclaimed out of the blue on this page. ‘The Giant’ was great too, and I’m sure this new album will crush. And, as an illustrator, that album art is amazingly well done, truly beautiful. Except… eeesh, that sure reminds me of a cover of a certain landmark album by a certain band… Anyone else feeling me on this? Seems I’m not the only one calling it out in the comments. Eh, whatever I guess.

“Remember that one time we wrote an album about the New Jersey shark attacks, and then another band did it two years later. Yeah, me too. Sigh…”

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King Parrot Checks In From The Road With Weedeater

The Australian thrash grind malefactors from King Parrot are currently wreaking havoc through the U.S. on tour with bong-wielders, Weedeater.

The band will pillage over two-dozen municipalities upon the tour’s completion with the march coming to a close on April 18th in Wilmington, North Carolina. From there, King Parrot will play two headlining shows – including a special Housecore Records Signing Party at the Blue Nile in New Orleans April 20th – before heading back to home turf for a two-week Australian march with additional live invasions to be announced in the weeks to come.

The live abrasions come in advance of the band’s soon-to-be-unleashed “Dead Set” full-length. The band comments:

“We’re half way through this wild circus tour with our brothers from Weedeater! It’s been one hell of a ride so far and King Parrot now has fourteen shows in a row through Central America, the East Coast and finishing up down in New Orleans at the Blue Nile on Monday April 20th for our Housecore Records signing party. We’re all excited about the release of our new record ‘Dead Set’ on May 19th and we’ve been loving showcasing some of this new material on the tour. It’s going down a treat. Come out to a show if we’re in your neck of the woods.”

“Dead Set” will detonate May 19th in North America via Housecore Records. In the mean time, catch the band live on these dates:

w/ Weedeater
4/08/2015 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
4/09/2015 Rock Island Brewing – Rock Island, IL
4/10/2015 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
4/11/2015 Subterranean – Chicago, IL
4/12/2015 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
4/13/2015 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
4/14/2015 Nectars – Burlington, VT
4/15/2015 T.T. The Bear’s Place – Boston, MA
4/16/2015 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
4/17/2015 Ziggy’s By The Sea – Wilmington, NC
4/18/2015 Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
4/19/2015 The Earl – Atlanta. GA * KING PARROT headlines
4/20/2015 Blue Nile – New Orleans, LA Housecore Records Signing Party * KING PARROT headlines

Australian Tour Dates:
5/14/2015 The Loft – Warrnambool, VIC
5/15/2015 Fowlers Live – Adelaide, SA
5/16/2015 The Corner – Melbourne, VIC
5/17/2015 Wrangler Studios – Footscray, VIC
5/21/2015 Magpies – Canberra, ACT
5/22/2015 Corrimal Hotel – Wollongong, NSW
5/23/2015 Newtown Social Club – Sydney, NSW
5/24/2015 Small Ballroom – Newcastle, NSW
5/28/2015 Tatts Hotel – Lismore, NSW
5/29/2015 Coolangatta Hotel – Gold Coast, QLD
5/30/2015 Crowbar – Brisbane, QLD *all ages show
5/30/2015 Crowbar – Brisbane, QLD * 18+
6/05/2015 Prince Of Wales – Bunbury, WA
6/07/2015 YMCA HQ – Perth, WA w/ special guests High Tension, Colossvs

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Hyperborean Releasing “Mythos Of The Great Pestilence” Album

This May, Swedish experimental black metal duo Hyperborean will release a 2nd full-length album entitled “Mythos of the Great Pestilence” in digital format.

“Mythos of the Great Pestilence” was mixed by Magnus Devo Andersson (Marduk) and recorded in 2013 at Endarker Studio Sweden with Fredrik Widigs (Marduk) performing the drumming duties.

A cover version of the Blue Öyster Cult classic “(Don’t Fear) the Reaper” was recorded at the same time, but will not appear on the album and has been made available online (check it out below). The track listing is as follows:

1. Hail Dystopia
2. The Great Pestilence
3. Bring Forth the Dead Man
4. The Slaves of this World
5. Änglamakerskan Hilda Nilsson
6. On the Nature of Mankind
7. Ethics of the Conqueror
8. The New Paradigms Outcasts

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