Emperor Reuniting For “Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk” 2017 Shows

Following the previous 20th anniversary shows for “In The Nightside Eclipse” a few years back, Emperor is again reunited for a slew of dates in remembrance of follow-up album “Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk.”

Front man Ihsahn just issued this update:

“Finished a very successful pre-prod with Emperor this week for the upcoming #anthemstothewelkinatdusk2017 shows! Original hand painted backdrop from 1997 in the background to set the mood. Thanks to Konsert-Service as and @tonedeafproductionsdk for making this sound right both on stage and for everyone attending this summer!”

Stay tuned for full details on the dates and venues to be announced shortly.

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Dead Ranch Announces New Tour Dates

Winnipeg’s crushing and catchy four piece Dead Ranch will hit the road for dates across Western Canada in support of latest album “Antler Royal.”

The tour will also see Dead Ranch perform new material from a follow-up album titled “‘Brumation” and set for release later this year.

Aug 5 – Brandon, MB – North Hill Inn
Aug 6 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s
Aug 8 – Edmonton, AB – Filthy McNasty’s
Aug 11 – Victoria, BC – Logan’s Pub
Aug 12 – Victoria, BC – Happy Birthday House
Aug 13 – Vancouver, BC – Burger Fest (The Waldorph)
Aug 17 – Siksika First Nation, AB
Aug 18 – Lethbridge, AB – Ask A Punk
Aug 19 – Calgary, AB – Distortion
Aug 20 – Regina, SK – The Exchange

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Valleys Posts “10,000 Pieces” Playthrough Video

Valleys just released a new play-through video for “10,000 Pieces” taken from debut album, “Experiment One: Asylum.” Guitarists Brandon Scurlark and R.J. Riggle take you on a whirl wind adventure through one of Valleys most technical songs.

While the “Experiment One: Asylum” cycle is still alive and kicking, Valleys has already made plans for a follow-up album and is currently writing music for a short EP to be released in late 2016/early 2017.

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Damnation Plan To Record New Full-Length Album

Finnish outfit Damnation Plan is about to lay down tracks for a new album due out next year. The band comments:

“Damnation Plan will be entering the studio to record the follow-up album to ‘The Wakening!’ The process begins at D-studio with drum recordings for the album in the beginning of November.

“The album will be mixed by Dan Swanö (Unisound AB) in March 2016 and it will be released in 2016! The album title and more detailed info will be released later.

“We are aiming to also document the process and give you some updates along the way, so stay tuned!”

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Advance On Thermopylae Signs With Razortooth

Razortooth Records welcome Ohio outfit Advance On Thermopylae to the record label’s family. After releasing debut EP “Impasse” in November of 2014, Advance On Termopylae is currently working on a follow-up album, which is expected to be released later on in 2015.

A lyric video for the brand new single “Promethean” also just came online and can be seen below. Stay tuned for more details on upcoming activity from the band.

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Haiduk Recording New Full-Length Album

Haiduk – the Calgary, AB one man thrashing black and death metal project fronted by Luka Milojica – is proud to announce his return to the studio to record a nine track follow-up album to 2012’s debut “Spellbook.”

The forthcoming release will be another concept “book” album with a strong underlying theme to each song and will see the creation and inclusion of a map based on a fantasy world of Haiduk’s themes.

The mixing and mastering will be done by Robert Kukla (Arbitrator) with album artwork done by Gragoth, both of whom previously worked on “Spellbook.” The album is set for a tentative release date during Summer 2015.

Luka Milojica comments: “Haiduk has only gotten darker, faster, and more pissed off! From a guitar standpoint the new riffs are busier and more intricate than ever. You’ll see many elements of ‘Spellbook’ here but also an evolution of the style towards ever-more bizarre, diabolical guitar work. The recording will focus on instrumental precision and creating a gloomy, blackened atmosphere to pull you into my dark fantasy world.”

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Knightmare Working On New Album To Release In 2015

After the success of debut album “In Death’s Shadow” back in 2012 and the recent recruitment of new drummer Dave Allen, Melbourne atmospheric metal band Knightmare has commenced writing and recording for a follow-up album, set for release through Metalapolis records in 2015. Knightmare comments:

“The upcoming album will retain the sweeping soundscape of the first whilst introducing a heavier, more powerful sound that will appeal to fans of both traditional and brutal metal alike. In 2015, Knightmare will once again produce an album that can be enjoyed both for its endless detail as well as the chunky metal riffs at its forefront.

“In 2014, ‘In Death’s Shadow’ was described as ‘the soundtrack to Scandinavian killing fields’ and a ‘widescreen vision of their conception.’ The new album will see this standard not only met but built upon.”

Further info on the release next year is still forthcoming.

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GrimWolf Releasing New EP “Order Of The Lycan”

The werewolves from GrimWolf are set to release the follow-up album to their 2011 full-length “Lycanthrope.” Continuing to be all things DIY, the werewolf clan has embarked on producing, mixing, and mastering the forthcoming EP, entitled “Order of the Lycan.” The following press release was also issued:

“Giving heed to classic metal and thrash of the past, GrimWolf aims to satisfy your appetite for all things brutal. This is quite possibly a heavier hitting collection of songs than it’s predecessor. With tracks like Death Anthem, Ripped In Two and Berserker it has all the makings of a good eargasm of liquid and molten metal.

“They are now in the process of collaborating with 13 O’Clock studios in preparation for a Lyric video as well as full fledged music video. Tour dates will be posted soon. Pre-Orders for ‘Order of the Lycan’ can be purchased now at this location. The digital release will be available on Halloween!”

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GrimWolf Releasing New EP “Order Of The Lycan”

The werewolves from GrimWolf are set to release the follow-up album to their 2011 full-length “Lycanthrope.” Continuing to be all things DIY, the werewolf clan has embarked on producing, mixing, and mastering the forthcoming EP, entitled “Order of the Lycan.” The following press release was also issued:

“Giving heed to classic metal and thrash of the past, GrimWolf aims to satisfy your appetite for all things brutal. This is quite possibly a heavier hitting collection of songs than it’s predecessor. With tracks like Death Anthem, Ripped In Two and Berserker it has all the makings of a good eargasm of liquid and molten metal.

“They are now in the process of collaborating with 13 O’Clock studios in preparation for a Lyric video as well as full fledged music video. Tour dates will be posted soon. Pre-Orders for ‘Order of the Lycan’ can be purchased now at this location. The digital release will be available on Halloween!”

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Dimmu Borgir Working On New Material For Upcoming Release

It’s been almost three years now since the release of Dimmu Borgir’s latest outing, the full-length album “Abrahadabra” (reviewed here).

The band is now working on a follow-up album, posting the following brief statement online via Facebook: “‘By the desire to achieve.’ Stoked about our new material, its shaping up nicely.”

Further details on the coming release will be announced as they are made available.

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