At The Gates Announces New 7 Inch And Digital EP Releases

After a highly successful touring run across North America together with Behemoth and Wolves In The Throne Room, Swedish melodic death metal pioneers, At The Gates, are not only starting a special short run of European dates today in Greece, but are also announcing the release of two EPs for early January.

To enhance the beginning of their massive European tour with Behemoth and Wolves In The Throne Room, At The Gates will be releasing both a strictly limited 7″ EP entitled “The Mirror Black,” and a special Digital EP entitled “With The Pantheons Blind,” on January 11th.

The 7“ EP features the two songs “The Mirror Black” and “Daggers Of Black Haze” off At The Gates‘ current album, “To Drink From The Night Itself,” in the versions that come with guest vocals by Rob Miller (Amebix, Tau Cross).

Tracklisting:

Side A:
“The Mirror Black” (Featuring Rob Miller)

Side B:
“Daggers Of Black Haze” (Featuring Rob Miller)

This collectors item is limited to 1000x copies worldwide, split up as follows:

– Black 7Inch: 400x copies (CM Distro Europe Wholesale & Onlineshop)
– Golden 7Inch: 100x copies (CM Europe Onlineshop)
– Clear 7Inch: 300x copies (CM Distro Europe Wholesale & Onlineshop)
– Transparent Red 7Inch: 200x copies (Exclusively from the band on tour)

On the other hand, the digital EP, With The Pantheons Blind, contains all six bonus tracks from To Drink From The Night Itself recording sessions, now available digitally for the first time: “Daggers Of Black Haze” and “The Mirrow Black” featuring guest vocals by Rob Miller (Amebix, Tau Cross), “The Chasm” featuring guest vocals by Per Boder (God Macabre), “A Labyrinth Of Tombs” featuring guest vocals by Mikael Nox Pettersson (Craft), a demo version of “The Chasm” and a merciless re-recorded version of the early At The Gates classic “Raped By The Light Of Christ”, originally featured on the band’s sophomore album, With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness, from 1993.

Tracklisting:

“Daggers Of Black Haze” (Featuring Rob Miller)
“The Chasm” (Featuring Per Boder)
“A Labyrinth Of Tombs” (Featuring Mikael Nox Pettersson)
“Raped By The Light Of Christ” (2018)
“The Chasm” (Demo Version)
“The Mirror Black” (Featuring Rob Miller)

The pre-order for this digital release starts next week, December 7th, 2018.

At The Gates vocalist Tomas Lindberg checked in with the following comment about the 7” EP release: “The idea of getting guest vocalists on board for the bonus tracks for the album was us trying something new again…This time we wanted to get other artists involved in our music, getting their takes on our new songs. It was a pleasure working with everybody and all songs grew immensely in the process. The songs we did with Rob Miller was for me personally something extra. Of course, people who know me, know that I am a massive Amebix fan. And I love the more recent stuff with Tau Cross too. I had no idea what to expect. But the songs grew so goddamn much together with Rob‘s powerful voice. We decided early on that these versions were worthy of their own release. This is for me personally one of the greatest achievements of my career, to share the vocal space with one of my favourite vocalists of all time. I am so proud of this release. Hope everyone else gets as much joy out of it as I do.”

Metal Underground caught up with At The Gates guitarist Martin Larsson at this year’s Bloodstock Open Air festival, in which the musician hinted that new music could come sooner than people expect.

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Beast In Black Posts New Music Video “Sweet True Lies” Online

Up and coming metallers Beast In Black are currently travelling from arena to arena as special guest to Finnish symphonic metal giants Nightwish. While being on the road all across Europe, the band is happy to finally unleash the first musical taster of their sophomore album entitled ‘From Hell With Love’, which will see the light of day on February 8, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. The supporting music video, once again directed by Ville Lipiäinen, can be watched below!

Comments bassist Mate Molnar, “After the huge success of ‘Blind And Frozen’, we wanted to come out with something more interesting and original as the second official music video of the band. I believe ‘Sweet True Lies’ is loveable but also shocking at the same time and I’m sure it will move the hearts of our fans!”

“From Hell With Love” – Track Listing:

01. Cry Out For A Hero
02. From Hell With Love
03. Sweet True Lies
04.Repentless
05. Die By The Blade
06. Oceandeep
07. Unlimited Sin
08. True Believer
09. This Is War
10. Heart Of Steel
11. No Surrender
Bonus Tracks (DIGI and 2LP only!)
12. Killed By Death (Motorhead Cover)
13. No Easy Way Out (Robert Tepper Cover)

The album was once again recorded in Anton’s own Sound Request Studio, and true to the motto “Never change a winning team”, the cover artwork was created by Roman Ismailov who worked on »Berserker« as well as the first record Kabanen wrote under the banner of Battle Beast, ‘Steel’ (2012). ‘From Hell With Love’ delivers everything that made fans love Anton’s work in the first place. A slew of fast-paced tracks like the opener ‘Cry Out For A Hero’ and ‘Repentless’, hymnic songs ‘Unlimited Sin’ and ‘This Is War’ and one of the band’s specialties, mid-tempo smashers that only Beast In Black can deliver are back and represented on the new disc by the lead single ‘Sweet True Lies’ and the album’s title track. There’s one thing that all of these tracks have in common – each and every song catches the listener with irresistible melodies, taking residence in the listener’s mind from the moment they hear it.

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Ayyur Premiere Title Track To Upcoming New Album “The Lunatic Creature”

Ayyur premiere the title track to their upcoming new album “The Lunatic Creature”, which will be released in the U.S. by Sentient Ruin on November 30th (vinyl, tape, and digital download), and in Europe by Vendetta Records.

Check out now “The Lunatic Creature” below.

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Kamelot Confirms Evergrey And Visions Of Atlantis As European Support Acts

American power metal outfit Kamelot has announced that they will be joined on their upcoming European tour by progressive metal band Evergrey and symphonic metal group Visions Of Atlantis. A post from Kamelot guitarist Thomas Youngblood reads as follows:

“Ladies and gentlemen, we are super excited to announce our second leg of the Shadow Theory Tour for Europe! Joining us on this sonic and visual journey will be Sweden’s own Evergrey and symphonic standouts Visions of Atlantis. We are super pumped to get back on stage in Europe and bring the show to some new cities!”

This monumental trek begins March 8th in Nijmegen, Netherlands, and runs through March 23rd, in Prestatyn, UK. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Evergrey’s Tom Englund adds: “We’re happy to announce that we will do some cool dates with our buddies in Kamelot in March! So make sure you join us in the cities we visit as this surely will be nights to remember for all involved!”

Clementine Delauney from Visions Of Atlantis: “Visions Of Atlantis will join the fleet of the Shadow Empire in 2019 and I am more than thrilled to share the stage with Kamelot again! We had a great time together this year, enjoyed their powerful and flawless shows and felt intense vibes from their passionate crowd! We deeply thank Kamelot for trusting in Visions Of Atlantis again and having us be the ones starting the game every night on this tour in March! Evergrey are also bringing their forces and all together we will take you with us, through waves of bliss and pain, a blend of emotions your hearts will not forget!”

The tour dates are as follows:

March 8 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje
March 9 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
March 10 – Antwerpen, Belgium – Trix
March 12 – Mulhouse, France – Noumatrouff
March 13 – Monthey, Switzerland – Pont-Rouge
March 15 – Bochum, Germany – Matrix
March 16 – Zürich, Switzerland – Komplex 457
March 18 – Nürnberg, Germany – Hirsch
March 19 – Bremen, Germany – Tivoli
March 21 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy
March 22 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
March 23 – Prestatyn, UK – Hammerfest

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Rhapsody Of Fire Reveals New Album “The Eighth Mountain” Details

Italian power metal veterans Rhapsody Of Fire has announced that they will be releasing a new album entitled, “The Eighth Mountain” on February 22nd. The band stated that they “invite all our fans to keep their eyes (and ears) opened next week for more information about pre-orders and exciting content you certainly don’t want to miss.”

“Plus, we will be performing in more than 17 cities all around Europe in February and March with amazing special guests to be announced.”

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Abyss Of Pain
2. Seven Heroic Deeds
3. Master Of Peace
4. Rain Of Fury
5. White Wizard
6. Warrior Heart
7. The Courage To Forgive
8. March Against The Tyrant
9. Clash Of Times
10. The Legend Goes On
11. The Wind, The Rain And The Moon
12. Tales Of A Hero’s Fate

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Belzebong Premiere Full-Album Stream Of Brand New EP “Light the Dankness”

Poland’s Belzebong premiere the full-album stream of the band’s brand new EP “Light the Dankness”, which was released October 31st via Emetic Records in North American, Abraxas Records in South America and through the band itself in Europe and elsewhere.

Check out now “Light the Dankness” in its entirety below.

Light the Dankness by Belzebong

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Ayyur Premiere New Song “He Who Dwells in the Trenches” From Upcoming New Album “The Lunatic Creature”

Ayyur premiere a new song entitled “He Who Dwells in the Trenches”, taken from their upcoming new album “The Lunatic Creature”, which will be released in the U.S. by Sentient Ruin on November 30th (vinyl, tape, and digital download), and in Europe by Vendetta Records.

Check out now “He Who Dwells in the Trenches” below.

The Lunatic Creature by Ayyur

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SUMAC, Baptists, Endon & Nordra European/UK Tour Announced

SUMAC will be back touring Europe coming March with Baptists, Endon and Nordra as support acts. The run will find SUMAC/Baptists drummer Nick Yacyshyn pulling double duty each night.

w/ Nordra:

03/08 Aalborg, DEN – 1000fryd
03/09 Copenhagen, DEN – Alice
03/10 Gothenburg, SWE – Skjul Fyra Sex
03/11 Oslo, NOR – Blä
03/12 Stockholm, SWE – Kafe 44

w/ Endon:

03/14 Dortmund, NET – Junkyard
03/15 Brussels, BEL – Magasin 4
03/16 Bristol, UK – The Exchange
03/17 Glasgow, UK – Stereo
03/18 Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
03/19 London, UK – The Underworld
03/20 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
03/21 Karlsruhe, GER – Jubez
03/22 Leipzig, GER – Institut fur Zukunft
03/23 Berlin, GER – Zukunft Am Ostkreuz
04/13 Tilburg, NET – Roadburn Festival (feat. Cave In, Sleep, etc.)

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Mantar Denied Entry Into Norway, Cancels Oslo Show

German duo Mantar has posted a statement online stating that their show in Oslo tonight has been cancelled, after they were turned away the Norwegian border. The statement reads as follows:

“KEEP NORWAY GREAT,
“KEEP MANTAR OUT! Oslo show cancelled!

“Bad news: we got denied at the border due to some weird tax shit we were supposed to pay for all the equipment. We didn’t have the papers they wanted and getting them would have resulted in not making it in time to oslo anyway. We never ever had that problem before when playing Norway. We are beyond bummed and seriously pissed but will make it up to you asap. Tomorrow: GOTHENBURG!”

Mantar released their third album, “The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze” earlier this year through Nuclear Blast Entertainment and are currently on tour in Europe with Skeletonwitch and Deathrite.

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Ayurr Premiere New Song “He Who Dwells in the Trenches” From Upcoming New EP “The Lunatic Creature”

Tunisian black metal entity Ayurr premiere a new song called “He Who Dwells in the Trenches”, taken from their upcoming new EP “The Lunatic Creature”, which Sentient Ruin and Vendetta Records will release in the US and Europe, respectively.

Check out now “He Who Dwells in the Trenches” below.

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