Occasvs Releasing Debut Album “Nocturnal Majestic Mysteria” Via Unspeakable Axe In September

Chilean black metal squad Occasvs will release its debut album “Nocturnal Majestic Mysteria” via Unspeakable Axe Records on September 29. A promo video for album track “Union” is available below. The song is an 8-minute odyssey through all of the band’s startling blend of ideas and influences. Tremolo-picked riffs intertwine around blast beats, and the vocals are growled, shrieked, and even sung in eerie, stentorian harmonies.

Check out now “Union” below.

Track List:
1. Andante Nocturno Op.7
2. Triumphal Defeat
3. Under Human Eyes
4. Psychic Burial
5. Ritual Death
6. Seer
7. Union

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Debut Album “Nocturnal Majestic Mysteria” Announced By Occavus

Chilean black/death metal act Occavus will release the debut album “Nocturnal Majestic Mysteria” via Unspeakable Axe Records on September 29th.

A promo video for album track “Union” is available in the player below. The song is an 8-minute odyssey through all of the band’s startling blend of ideas and influences. Tremolo-picked riffs intertwine around blast beats, and the vocals are growled, shrieked, and even sung in eerie, stentorian harmonies

The Chilean underground scene has thrived for aeons with great bands playing every brand of extremity. Occavus is both unique within that scene and a fitting encapsulation of it, combining black metal with death metal, heavy metal, and more. They lay in wait for years as the long-in-the-works debut album was fine-tuned to exacting standards. Now “Nocturnal Majestic Mysteria” is to be unleashed on the world.

The cover art and track list are:

1. Andante Nocturno Op.7
2. Triumphal Defeat
3. Under Human Eyes
4. Psychic Burial
5. Ritual Death
6. Seer
7. Union

Check out “Union” here:

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Cirith Ungol Releasing “King Of The Dead” Ultimate Edition

In conjunction with Cirith Ungol’s first ever live show on European soil at the Keep It True festival in Lauda-Konigshofen, Germany, Metal Blade Records will release the ultimate edition of Cirith Ungol’s “King Of The Dead” album on the weekend of the fest, April 28th.

Check out the classic “Atom Smasher” track below. This edition comes on digipak CD featuring a full re-mastering by Patrick W. Engel at Temple Of Disharmony, five bonus tracks, expanded packaging and a bonus-DVD.

An LP version will be released as part of the Metal Blade Originals series; featuring 400 g spine sleeves, a 12-page booklet and an A1 sized poster, the vinyl was also mastered and fully restored by Patrick W. Engel in January 2017. This version reflects the original sound of the 1st vinyl pressing, released on Enigma in 1984. The track listing is as follows:

1. Atom Smasher
2. Black Machine
3. Master of the Pit
4. King of the Dead
5. Death of the Sun
6. Finger of Scorn
7. Toccata in D minor
8. Cirith Ungol
9. Last Laugh (Live)*
10. Death of the Sun (alt mix)**
11. Master of the Pit (Live)***
12. King of the Dead (Live)***
13. Cirith Ungol (Live)***
* Live 1984 (bonus Track on original CD)
** alternative version (taken from Metal Massacre I)
*** Live at Frost & Fire Fest II at the Majestic Ventura Theater in Ventura on October 8th, 2016

Bonus DVD (Live at The Roxy, West Hollywood, CA on January 19th, 1983):
1. Atom Smasher
2. I’m Alive
3. Black Machine
4. Master of the Pit
5. King of the Dead
6. Death of the Sun
7. Finger of Scorn
8. Cirith Ungol

Cirith Ungol will perform live in Europe for the first time ever at the Keep It True festival in Lauda-Konigshofen on April 28-29. See below for all upcoming dates:

Apr. 28-29 – Lauda-Konigshofen, Germany – Keep It True Festival
May 26-27 – Athens, Greece – Up The Hammers
July 21-22 – Crispendorf, Germany – Chaos Descends
Nov. 17-18 – Wurzburg, Germany – Hammer Of Doom

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Dimmu Borgir Releasing Double DVD “Forces Of The Northern Night”

It’s everything we’ve been waiting seven years for: a new Dimmu Borgir album is coming! Oh, no, wait… that’s not it at all.

Norwegian symphonic black metal giant Dimmu Borgir finally emerges from the depths of darkness to mark 2017 with double DVD “Forces Of The Northern Night,” due out April 14th.

This new DVD will contain two of the band’s live rituals: a show in Oslo, presenting Dimmu Borgir on stage with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and a bombastic choir, as well as the entire performance at Wacken Open Air 2012 with almost 100 musicians on stage.

The shows guide fans through classics from the band’s discography – from the majestic finisher “Mourning Palace” to the stomping manifesto “Puritania” and the haunting “Gateways.” Front man Shagrath comments:

“For us, this is the pinnacle of our career so far. As a band, we’ve always used a lot of symphonic elements in our music. But we haven’t been able to use a real orchestra. We’ve had to use samples, synthesisers and so on, so this was a huge, awesome experience for us!”

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Soilwork Announces Rarities Collection “Death Resonance”

Soilwork today announces a special collection of rarities under the monicker “Death Resonance” and due out on August 19th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Commented the band: “Attention Soilwork fans! Although The Tour Majestic is far from over, we’ve put together a very special release for you all. ‘Death Resonance’ compiles fifteen rare and unreleased tracks ranging all the way back to ‘Stabbing The Drama.’

“Many of these tracks were previously only available in Asia. Two songs are brand new and five others have been remixed for your listening pleasure. More details to follow soon. Stay tuned!”

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Ophis Announces European Tour Dates With Ataraxie

Ophis has announced the “Still No Spring Eurotour” this coming February alongside Ataraxie and Majestic Downfall. The band comments:

“We are proud to announce our upcoming tour in february. We will share the bill with our longtime friends of Ataraxie and the great Majestic Downfall, who will play in Europe for the very first time. There are still some dates open, so promoters get in touch. Sorry, no dates in the east this time, but we will return there later.”

12/Feb – Hamburg GER Bambi Galore
13/Feb – Göttingen GER Juzi Göttingen
14/Feb – Berlin GER Tommyhaus
15/Feb – Available Germany*
16/Feb – Antwerp BEL Kavka
17/Feb – Available Belgium*
18/Feb – Available France*
19/Feb – Rotterdam HOL Baroeg

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Soilwork Video Interview From Gramercy Theatre Available

Björn and David from the Swedish band Soilwork spoke to ArmyOfOneTV at The Gramercy Theatre in NYC on October 20, 2015.

This this video available below they discussed their latest album “The Ride Majestic” (reviewed here), current tour “We Sold Our Souls To Metal 2015,” and the future of the band.

If you haven’t heard latest album “The Ride Majestic” yet, be sure to check out the official music video for “Enemies In Fidelity” right here.

A lyric video for the album’s title track is also online for your listening pleasure at this location.

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Soilwork Posts “Enemies In Fidelity” Music Video

Soilwork’s latest album “The Ride Majestic” dropped at the end of August, and now the band has released a new music video off the eclectic release.

Check out the video for “Enemies In Fidelity” below. If you missed it, the title track is also available for streaming over here, while the full track listing is as follows:

1. The Ride Majestic
2. Alight in the Aftermath
3. Death in General
4. Enemies in Fidelity
5. Petrichor by Sulphur
6. The Phantom
7. The Ride Majestic (Aspire Angelic)
8. Whirl of Pain
9. All Along Echoing Paths
10. Shining Lights
11. Father and Son, Watching the World Go Down

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Soilwork Posts “The Ride Majestic” Album Preview

Sweden-based melodic metal experts Soilwork will release forthcoming 10th studio album, “The Ride Majestic,” worldwide on August 28, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records.

“The Ride Majestic” is available for pre-order in various formats and configurations right here.

Not wanting to keep fans waiting, Soilwork has now revealed teaser snippets of each and every track on “The Ride Majestic.” Give the album preview a listen below.

After performing select European festivals this coming month, Soilwork will arrive in the U.S. to kick off the upcoming “We Sold Our Souls to Metal” tour in support of headliners Soulfly, with additional special guests Decapitated and Shattered Sun.

The band will then head back to Europe for headlining “The Tour Majestic” run, with support from Hatesphere.

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SOILWORK Welcomes New Bassist Markus Wibom, Formerly of HEARTS ALIVE

New Album ?The Ride Majestic? Out August 28, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records Touring in the US and EU this Year ? Performing at Bangalore Open Air 2016 ABOUT SOILWORK: Swedish metal eminence SOILWORK were spawned in Helsingborg, in 1995. Following two highly acclaimed albums Steel Bath Suicide (1998) and The Chainheart Machine (1999) on […]

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