Downfall Of Gaia releases video for new single, “We Pursue The Serpent Of Time”

– January 9th, 2019 –

February 8th sees Downfall Of Gaia release their new album, Ethic Of Radical Finitude! In anticipation of this release, Downfall Of Gaia have now launched a video for the second single, “We Pursue The Serpent Of Time”, which can be viewed at: youtu.be/wlodzclp9Ek

Downfall Of Gaia comments: “Today we’re excited to share the music video for our song ‘We Pursue The Serpent Of Time’, the second new song of our upcoming album, ‘Ethic Of Radical Finitude‘! This time we’re joined by our friend Nikita Kamprad from Der Weg einer Freiheit for some guest vocals, and we hope you enjoy this collaboration as much as we do! Thanks for listening!”

For another preview of Ethic Of Radical Finitude, the first single, “As Our Bones Break To The Dance”, can be heard at: metalblade.com/downfallofgaia – where the album can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–Hardcover Digipak-CD
–180 g black vinyl
–Dead gold marbeld vinyl (ltd. 300 – EU-exclusive)
–Grey marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 – EU-exclusive)
–Pic-LP (ltd. 200 – EU-exclusive)
–White/Black split vinyl (ltd. 100 – Evil Greed exclusive)
–Red/black marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 – US-exclusive)
–Clear vinyl (ltd. 100 – US-exclusive)

Ethic Of Radical Finitude is the international quartet’s most melodic, most structured and most dynamic release to date, once more building upon the epic and unique sludgy, crusty, exploratory metallic sound that has organically evolved with every release. “It combines elements from our earlier releases with the path we took on ‘Atrophy‘ (2016),” states guitarist/vocalist Dominik Goncalves dos Reis. “There are long atmospheric parts with enough time to breathe, enough time to unfold, and on the other side there are harsh and melodic blastbeats. Each song is some kind of journey, with emotional ups and downs.”

Ethic Of Radical Finitude track-listing:
1. Seduced By…
2. The Grotesque Illusion Of Being
3. We Pursue The Serpent Of Time
4. Guided Through A Starless Night
5. As Our Bones Break To The Dance
6. Of Withering Violet Leaves

Downfall Of Gaia tour dates
w/ The Ocean Collective

Mar. 13 – Stuttgart, Germany – Im Wizemann
Mar. 14 – Geneva, Switzerland – PTR/ L’Usine
Mar. 15 – Lyon, France – CCO
Mar. 16 – Toulouse, France – Rex
Mar. 17 – Marseilles, France – Les Pennes Mirabeau
Mar. 18 – Colmar, France – Le Grillen
Mar. 19 – Bethune, France – Le Poche
Mar. 20 – Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux
Mar. 21 – Limerick, Ireland – Dolan’s Warehouse
Mar. 22 – Dublin, Ireland – Voodoo Lounge
Mar. 23 – Glasgow, UK – Audio
Mar. 24 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Mar. 25 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
Mar. 26 – Den Haag, Netherlands – Paard
Mar. 27 – Cologne, Germany – Club Volta*
Mar. 28 – Leipzig, Germany – Werk 2
Mar. 29 – Poznan, Poland – U Bazyla
Mar. 30 – Bremen, Germany – Tower
Mar. 31 – Hamburg, Germany – Logo
Apr. 2 – Stockholm, Sweden – Fryhuset, Klubben*
Apr. 3 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Tradgarn*
Apr. 6 – Stavangar, Norway – Folken*
Apr. 7 – Hamar, Norway – Gregers*
Apr. 8 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega*
*without Downfall of Gaia

Downfall Of Gaia tour dates
w/ Mantar

Apr. 5 – Marburg, Germany – KFZ
Apr. 12 – Dortmund, Germany – Junkyard – Dortmund
Apr. 13 – Kiel, Germany – Pumpe
Apr. 20 – Koln, Germany – Essigfabrik
Apr. 21 – Rostock, Germany – Zwischenbau
Apr. 27 – Karlsruhe, Germany – Dudefest @ Jubez
Apr. 28 – Saarbrucken, Germany – Garage
Apr. 29 – Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colos-Saal
Apr. 30 – Jena, Germany – F-Haus

Downfall Of Gaia is also confirmed to play Wacken Open Air in 2019!

Downfall Of Gaia is:
Dominik Goncalves dos Reis – vocals/guitars
Anton Lisovoj – vocals/bass
Marco Mazzola – guitars
Michael Kadnar – drums

Downfall Of Gaia online:
http://downfallofgaia.com/
https://www.facebook.com/DownfallofGaia
https://www.instagram.com/downfallofgaia
https://www.youtube.com/user/downfallofgaiatv

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Behemoth launches new video for “Ecclesia Diabolica Catholica”

– January 9th, 2019 –

Set to kick-off European tour with At the Gates, Wolves in the Throne Room tomorrow

After recently completing a North American headlining tour with At the Gates and Wolves in the Throne Room, Behemoth will be bringing this must-see show to Europe, starting tomorrow! In anticipation of the trek, the band has also launched a new video for “Ecclesia Diabolica Catholica” (directed by Grupa 13 / grupa13.com), taken from their latest album, I Loved You At Your Darkest. To watch the clip, please visit: youtube.com/watch?v=HKWqzjQAv14

Orion (bass & vocals) comments: Behemoth Legions! As this ‘ILYAYD‘ adventure continues onwards, we want to share a new video with you! Since we began the writing process, ‘Ecclesia Diabolica Catholica’ was a stand-out contender to be featured as a single and music video. As the song evolved during rehearsal and recording, it gained this lively, furious vibe…which you hear now – thus, it includes live performance elements which we’ve not done in quite some time. We are happy to work with Grupa13 once again – and once again, they showed their super-professional approach at every step of the shooting and video production. Two separate locations, hours of preparation, but it was all worth it. In absentia dei, we evangelize! Enjoy!”

See below for all dates! Tickets can be purchased at: behemoth.pl

Behemoth “Ecclesia Diabolica Evropa 2019 e.v.” tour dates
w/ At the Gates, Wolves in the Throne Room

Jan. 10 – Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp
Jan. 11 – Munich, Germany – Tonhalle
Jan. 12 – Prague, Czech Republic – Forum Karlin
Jan. 13 – Vienna, Austria – Arena
Jan. 15 – Zurich, Switzerland – Komplex 457
Jan. 16 – Milano, Italy – Alcatraz
Jan. 17 – Lyon, France – Le Transbordeur
Jan. 18 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz
Jan. 19 – Madrid, Spain – La Riviera
Jan. 21 – Toulouse, France – Le Bikini
Jan. 22 – Paris, France – Bataclan
Jan. 23 – Oberhausen, Germany – Turbinenhalle
Jan. 24 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys
Jan. 25 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
Jan. 26 – Stockholm, Sweden – Annexet
Jan. 27 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
Jan. 29 – Helsinki, Finland – The Circus
Jan. 30 – Tampere, Finland – Pakkahuone
Feb. 1 – Hamburg, Germany – Grosse Freiheit 36
Feb. 2 – Utrecht, Netherlands – TivoliVredenburg
Feb. 3 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
Feb. 4 – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg – Rockhal
Feb. 6 – Bristol, UK – Marble Factory
Feb. 7 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
Feb. 8 – London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
Feb. 9 – Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
Feb. 10 – Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
Feb. 11 – Glasgow, Scotland – QM Union

I Loved You At Your Darkest is a crushing salvo of black metal majesty replete with hellish riffs, thundering drum cannonades and soaring liturgical choirs reminiscent of classic horror cinema. Behemoth‘s most dynamic record yet, the album is extreme and radical on one hand, but also more rock-oriented than any other release. Produced by the band themselves, with drum co-production by Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames), mixing by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children Of Bodom) mastering by Tom Baker (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson), and a 17-piece Polish orchestra arranged by Jan Stoklosa, I Loved You At Your Darkest can be previewed and purchased now at: behemoth.lnk.to/ILYAYD

Behemoth line-up:
Nergal – vocals & guitars
Orion – bass & vocals
Inferno – drums & percussion
Seth – live guitar

Behemoth online:
http://www.behemoth.pl
http://www.facebook.com/behemoth
http://instagram.com/behemothofficial
http://www.nuclearblast.de/behemoth
http://www.metalblade.com/behemoth

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Behemoth launches new video for “Ecclesia Diabolica Catholica”

– January 9th, 2019 –

Set to kick-off European tour with At the Gates, Wolves in the Throne Room tomorrow

After recently completing a North American headlining tour with At the Gates and Wolves in the Throne Room, Behemoth will be bringing this must-see show to Europe, starting tomorrow! In anticipation of the trek, the band has also launched a new video for “Ecclesia Diabolica Catholica” (directed by Grupa 13 / grupa13.com), taken from their latest album, I Loved You At Your Darkest. To watch the clip, please visit: youtube.com/watch?v=HKWqzjQAv14

Orion (bass & vocals) comments: Behemoth Legions! As this ‘ILYAYD‘ adventure continues onwards, we want to share a new video with you! Since we began the writing process, ‘Ecclesia Diabolica Catholica’ was a stand-out contender to be featured as a single and music video. As the song evolved during rehearsal and recording, it gained this lively, furious vibe…which you hear now – thus, it includes live performance elements which we’ve not done in quite some time. We are happy to work with Grupa13 once again – and once again, they showed their super-professional approach at every step of the shooting and video production. Two separate locations, hours of preparation, but it was all worth it. In absentia dei, we evangelize! Enjoy!”

See below for all dates! Tickets can be purchased at: behemoth.pl

Behemoth “Ecclesia Diabolica Evropa 2019 e.v.” tour dates
w/ At the Gates, Wolves in the Throne Room

Jan. 10 – Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp
Jan. 11 – Munich, Germany – Tonhalle
Jan. 12 – Prague, Czech Republic – Forum Karlin
Jan. 13 – Vienna, Austria – Arena
Jan. 15 – Zurich, Switzerland – Komplex 457
Jan. 16 – Milano, Italy – Alcatraz
Jan. 17 – Lyon, France – Le Transbordeur
Jan. 18 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz
Jan. 19 – Madrid, Spain – La Riviera
Jan. 21 – Toulouse, France – Le Bikini
Jan. 22 – Paris, France – Bataclan
Jan. 23 – Oberhausen, Germany – Turbinenhalle
Jan. 24 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys
Jan. 25 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
Jan. 26 – Stockholm, Sweden – Annexet
Jan. 27 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
Jan. 29 – Helsinki, Finland – The Circus
Jan. 30 – Tampere, Finland – Pakkahuone
Feb. 1 – Hamburg, Germany – Grosse Freiheit 36
Feb. 2 – Utrecht, Netherlands – TivoliVredenburg
Feb. 3 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
Feb. 4 – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg – Rockhal
Feb. 6 – Bristol, UK – Marble Factory
Feb. 7 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
Feb. 8 – London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
Feb. 9 – Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
Feb. 10 – Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
Feb. 11 – Glasgow, Scotland – QM Union

I Loved You At Your Darkest is a crushing salvo of black metal majesty replete with hellish riffs, thundering drum cannonades and soaring liturgical choirs reminiscent of classic horror cinema. Behemoth‘s most dynamic record yet, the album is extreme and radical on one hand, but also more rock-oriented than any other release. Produced by the band themselves, with drum co-production by Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames), mixing by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children Of Bodom) mastering by Tom Baker (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson), and a 17-piece Polish orchestra arranged by Jan Stoklosa, I Loved You At Your Darkest can be previewed and purchased now at: behemoth.lnk.to/ILYAYD

Behemoth line-up:
Nergal – vocals & guitars
Orion – bass & vocals
Inferno – drums & percussion
Seth – live guitar

Behemoth online:
http://www.behemoth.pl
http://www.facebook.com/behemoth
http://instagram.com/behemothofficial
http://www.nuclearblast.de/behemoth
http://www.metalblade.com/behemoth

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Monument Of Misanthropy Looking For New Guitarist(s) & Bassist

European brutal death metal stronghold Monument Of Misanthropy announce they are looking for new guitarists and a new bass player. European musicians with their own material are being preferred, but it is NOT mandatory. Get in touch with the band via this email: monumentofmisanthropy@yahoo.de or their official bandpage on FB: Monument Of Misanthropy Official Band Site

Explains the inventor of the Monument Of Misanthropy brand-imprint, band founder and frontman George “Misanthrope” Wilfinger:

“Neither will I be using any empty bullshit phrases like “due to artistic differences”, “because of unsurmountable personal differences”, nor will I be washing Monument Of Misanthropy’s dirty laundry in public. Fact is that after the last very successful years, three awesome European tours and two acclaimed releases, for me it feels like I should carry on with a new team of guitarists and bass player. Artists who still have the fire inside to go beyond their limits and with an iron will to produce a brutal new death metal album for Monument Of Misanthropy with me and one of the best drummers out there in the brutal death metal world. People willing to play festivals, to go on tours, even if the fee won’t buy them a Porsche. Musicians who live for the cause. Just sincere, motivated musicians willing to go the extra mile, that’s all I’m asking for. Musicians from Europe and with their own material are preferred, but it’s NO must.”

Monument Of Misanthropy have been recording and touring with drum-gods Romain Goulon (ex-Necrophagist, ex-Benighted), Simon Schilling (ex-Belphegor) and David Diepold (ex-Benighted, Cognizance).

To give you an impression what is awaiting you being one of their new members, the band include their recent touring history below:

European Tour 2018 w/ Immolation & Full Of Hell:

15.03.2018 Warsaw (Proxima) PL
16.03.2018 Lodz (Magnetofon) PL
17.03.2018 Bielsko-Biala (Rude Boy) PL
18.03.2018 Wien (Viper Room) AT
19.03.2018 Bologna (Freakout Club) IT
21.03.2018 Bilbao (Santana 27) ES
22.03.2018 Porto (Hard Club) PT
23.03.2018 Madrid (Nazca Club) ES
24.03.2018 Lisbon (RCA Club) PT
25.03.2018 Seville (Sala Custom) ES
26.03.2018 Valencia (Rock City) ES
27.03.2018 Barcelona (Razzmatazz 2) ES
28.03.2018 Marseille (Jas’Rod) FR
29.03.2018 Paris (Petit Bain) FR
30.03.2018 Rotterdam (Baroeg) NL
31.03.2018 Esbjerg (Konfus) DK
02.04.2018 Copenhagen (Pumpehuset) DK
03.04.2018 Flensburg (Roxy) DE
04.04.2018 Essen (Turock) DE
05.04.2018 Eindhoven (Effenaar) NL
06.04.2018 London (The Dome) GB
07.04.2018 Haarlem (Patronaat) NL
08.04.2018 Kassel (K19) DE
06.08.2018 Brutal Assault Festival (Mainstage), CZ

European Tour 2017 w/ Vader & Immolation:

Apr 01 Slowianin Szczecin, Poland
Apr 02 Hellraiser Leipzig, Germany
Apr 04 De Kreun Kortrijk, Belgium
Apr 05 Doornroosje Nijmegen, Netherlands
Apr 06 P60 Amstelveen, Netherlands
Apr 07 Hypothalamus Rheine, Germany
Apr 08 Royal Metal Festival Aarhus, Denmark
Apr 09 Roxy Flensburg, Germany
Apr 11 Rebellion Manchester, United Kingdom
Apr 12 Voodoo Lounge Dublin, Ireland
Apr 13 Audio Glasgow, United Kingdom
Apr 14 The Underworld Camden London, United Kingdom
Apr 15 Bristol Deathfest Bristol, United Kingdom
Apr 16 MammothFest Brighton, United Kingdom
Apr 18 Escape Metal Corner Wien, Austria
Apr 19 Melodka Brno, Czech Republic
Apr 20 Colloseum Košice, Slovakia
Jul 08 Sick Midsummer Festival, Austria

European Tour 2016 w/ Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation, Abiotic:

Mar 03 Futurum Prague, Czech Republic
Mar 04 Alte Brauerei Annaberg Buchholz, Germany
Mar 05 Barrak Ostrava, Czech Republic
Mar 06 Viper Room Wien, Austria
Mar 07 Gala Hala Ljubljana, Slovenia
Mar 08 Circolo Colony Brescia, Italy
Mar 09 Le Korigan Bouc Bel Air, France
Mar 10 Alchemica Bologna, Italy
Mar 11 Centrale Rock Pub Erba Co, Italy
Aug 18 Kaltenbach Open Air 2016 Spital, Austria

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Vomitory: ‘Raped In Their Own Blood’ and ‘Redemption’ now available as vinyl and digipak CD re-issues with bonus tracks!

– November 29th, 2018 –

Metal Blade Records will re-issue the first two albums by Swedish Death Metal legends Vomitory on January 11th, 2019. 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the band – expect more releases and live shows next year!

Both albums will be re-mastered and released on spinesleeve vinyl in the best quality possible – as well as on digipak CD with bonus tracks!

Vomitory comments: “Originally released on a small underground label in 1996, ‘Raped in Their Own Blood‘ marked the end of the demo years and the start of a new era of Vomitory. And ‘Redemption‘ (1999) showed a remarkable increase in brutality and progress towards what was about to come. It feels great to have these two death metal classics released by our long-time partner, Metal Blade Records, in time for our 30th Anniversary Reunion in 2019!”

Pre-order your copies now in the USA at: indiemerch.com

See below for an overview of all versions:

Raped In Their Own Blood
–Digipak CD
–180 g black vinyl
–Red/black marbled vinyl (ltd. 300 copies; EU exclusive)
–Silver-grey/black marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 copies; EU exclusive)
–Crystal-clear/red splattered vinyl (ltd. 100 copies; EU exclusive)
–Clear / red & black splattered vinyl (ltd. 300 copies; USA exclusive)

Redemption
–Digipak CD
–180 g black vinyl
–Opague turquoise/black marbled vinyl (ltd. 300 copies; EU exclusive)
–Clear blue/black marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 copies; EU exclusive)
–Silver / blue & black splattered vinyl (ltd. 100 copies; EU exclusive)
–Crystal clear/turqoise / white splattered vinyl (ltd. 300 copies; USA exclusive)

Vomitory Raped In Their Own Blood track-listing
1. Nervegasclouds
2. Raped In Their Own Blood
3. Dark Grey Epoch
4. Pure Death
5. Through Sepulchral Shadows
6. Inferno
7. Sad Fog Over Sinister Runes
8. Into Winter Through Sorrow
9. Perdition
10. Thorns
CD-bonus (Through Sepulchral Shadows – demo 1994)
11. Through Sepulchral Shadows
12. Thorns
13. Sad Fog Over Sinister Runes

Vomitory Redemption track-listing
1. The Voyage
2. Forty Seconds Bloodbath
3. Forever In Gloom
4. Heaps Of Blood
5. Embraced By Pain
6. Redemption
7. Ashes Of Mourning Life
8. Partly Dead
CD-bonus (10″ picture disc – mini-LP 1999)
9. The Art Of War
10. Undivulged
11. Extremity Retained
12. Dead Cold
13. Christ Passion

Vomitory live:
Jan. 12 – Zurich, Switzerland – Meh Suff! Winter Festival @ Dynamo
Jan. 31-Feb. 4 – USA @ 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise
Mar. 14 – Barcelona, Spain @ Upload Club
Mar. 15 – Madrid, Spain @ Sound Stage
Mar. 16 – Burgos, Spain @ Sala Hangar
Mar. 17 – Palma de Mallorca, Spain @ Factoria de So
Mar. 22 – Germany @ Heidelberg Deathfest @ halle02
Mar. 28 – Sweden @ Close Up Baten Cruise
Mar. 30 – Germany @ Braincrusher Festival @ Jahnhalle
Apr. 5 – Denmark @ Royal Metal Fest @ Voxhall
Apr. 19 – Norway @ Inferno Festival @ Rockefeller Music Hall
Apr. 28 – Portugal @ SWR Barroselas Festival @ Avendia Sao Paulo da Cruz
May 4 – Netherlands @ Netherlands Deathfest @ 013
May 24 – USA @ Maryland Deathfest @ Rams Head Live and Baltimore Soundstage
May 31 – Germany @ Fuck The Commerce Festival @ Alte Heimat
June 1 – Grangesberg, Sweden @ Gamrocken
June 23 – Clisson, France @ Hellfest
July 4 – Czech Republic @ Obscene Extreme Festival @ Battlefield Trutnov
July 19 – Slovakia @ Gothoom Open Air @ Revistske Podzamcie
July 27 – Los Angeles, USA @ California Deathfest @ 1720
Aug. 10 – Germany @ Party San Open Air @ Flugplatz Obermehler
Aug. 17 – Belgium @ Metal Mean Festival @ Sur Hodemont
Aug. 22 – Austria @ Kaltenbach Open Air @ Kaltenbachgraben
Sept. 28 – Mailand, Italy @ Slaughter Club

Vomitory online:
https://www.facebook.com/vomitoryband
https://www.vomitory.net
https://www.instagram.com/vomitoryband

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Epica Announces “Design Your Universe” European Shows

Dutch symphonic heavyweights Epica announce a select number of exclusive shows in support of the 10th anniversary of their album Design Your Universe. The album until today holds a special place in the hearts of their fans and includes fan-favorites as “Kingdom Of Heaven” and “Design Your Universe”.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Design Your Universe the band will return to a number of venues they played while touring on the album back in 2009/2010 which most likely will sell out far in advance.

Simone Simons comments: “After all those years, Design Your Universe remains one of my all-time favorite Epica albums. I know that the message behind the title song also resonates with a lot our fans because there are so many Design Your Universe related tattoos. The title track and ‘Unleashed’ are songs that I hold very dear and the memories we made in that time of our career. I am looking forward to go back in time with you all while we play more songs from our Design Your Universe album.”

Mark Jansen adds” “Design Your Universe is very dear to me, it’s an album that was written during a very inspiring time. The title track shows us that we can we all create our destiny and it’s still one of my favorite tracks to play live. Also, quite a few other songs of the album deserve to be played again and we will! Our set is gonna be filled with DYU songs so don’t miss one of these opportunities.”

October
4 – Oberhausen, Germany – Turbinenhalle
5 – Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli Vredenburg
6 – Paris, France – Elysée Montmartre
10 – Tel Aviv, Israel – Barby Club
12 – Moscow, Russia – Glavclub

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Lovebites New Album “Clockwork Immortality” International Release Date

All female Japanese power metal outfit Lovebites has revealed that they have signed a deal with Arising Empire, who will be releasing their sophomore full length album, “Clockwork Immortality” worldwide on December 7th, two days after the record hits Japanese stores.

The band consists of Asami (vocals), Miho (bass), Haruna (drums), Midori (guitars) and Miyako (guitars/keyboard). The Lovebites sound owes a debt to the many great overseas heavy metal bands that have directly influenced their writing. Coupled with their own unique take on music, taking a piece from each member’s eclectic background and experiences, everything has culminated into forging a truly formidable group.

Following a superb performance at this year’s Bloodstock Open Air festival, where they were moved to the mainstage at the last minute, the band will be embarking on their first headlining tour of Europe.

The tour dates are as follows:

November
13 – Haarlem, Netherlands – Patronaat
14 – Essen, Germany – Zeche Carl
16 – Hamburg, Germany – Logo
19 – Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colos-Saal
20 – Paris, France – Nouveau Casino
21 – London, UK – O2 Academy Islington

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Brainstorm Announces European Tour Dates With Mob Rules

German power metal legends Brainstorm has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of Europe this January, where they will be joined by Mob Rules. Both bands are currently promoting new albums, with Brainstorm’s latest effort, “Midnight Ghost” having been released in September, while Mob Rules recently unleashed “Beast Reborn.”

“We are very happy to be part of this tour”, says Mob Rules singer Klaus Dirks. “We have known the guys from Brainstorm for a long time and are a really good team! Therefore it is a special pleasure for us to support them on the European tour and can hardly wait!”

Brainstorm guitarist Torsten Ihlenfeld spoke with Metal Underground about “Midnight Ghost” just prior to its release. You can check out what he had to say below.

The tour dates are as follows:

January 17 – Hamburg, Germany – Logo
January 18 – Essen, Germany – Turock
January 19 – Mannheim, Germany – MS Connexion
January 20 – Paris, France – Petit Bain
January 21 – Colmar, France – Le Grillen
January 22 – Nijverdal, Netherlands – Cult Art
January 24 – Munich, Germany – Backstage
January 25 – Prague, Czech Republic – Nova Chmelnice
January 26 – Zlin, Czech Republic – Masters Of Rock Cafe
January 27 – Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra
January 29 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Orto Bar
January 30 – Ingolstadt, Germany – Eventhalle Westpark
January 31 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7
February 1 – Memmingen, Germany – Kaminwerk
February 2 – Stuttgart, Germany – ClubCann

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Triptykon to perform three-part “Requiem” with orchestral accompaniment at Roadburn Festival 2019

Roadburn has announced the first of three specially commissioned pieces to be performed at the festival in 2019 (April 11-14, Tilburg, The Netherlands). Tom G. Warrior, who was a Roadburn guest curator in 2010 and also performed there in 2014, will be presenting the full three-part “Requiem” with Triptykon, with orchestral accompaniment by the world-renowned Dutch Metropole Orkest.

The first part of the piece appeared on Celtic Frost’s “Into The Pandemonium” in 1987, titled “Rex Irae”. The third part, “Winter”, was included on “Monotheist” in 2006. The missing middle part is now being composed by Warrior for this special commission.

Warrior explains:

The intention to finish the full Requiem remained with me. I was going to do it one distant day with Triptykon, the group I formed to continue to pursue the path I began in Hellhammer and Celtic Frost. It was 2018, yet again 16 years after I last worked on the Requiem, when Walter Hoeijmakers, founder of the legendary Roadburn Festival and one of my most beloved friends, contacted me to propose Roadburn as the venue to perform, at long last, the finished Requiem.

Walter and his team very kindly provided for the resources necessary for such a substantial undertaking, and so, at 54 by now, I found myself commencing work on the second and thus final part of the Requiem this year.

The three parts of the Requiem will therefore be performed by Triptykon at Roadburn 2019, with full classical orchestration, congregated specifically for this occasion by Florian Magnus Maier, who is our esteemed classical collaborator and arranger in this project, and whose patience with me appears to be limitless. We feel very proud and deeply honoured to be joined in this endeavour by the renowned Dutch Metropole Orkest.

More details about the commission can be found on the Roadburn web site.

Listen to part 3 of the piece, “Winter”:

The Roadburn lineup as announced so far:

A.A.Williams
Agrimonia
Anna von Hausswolff
At The Gates
Birds In Row
Black Bombain & Peter Brötzman
Bliss Signal
Bossk
Cave In
Conjurer
Crypt Trip
Curator: Tomas Lindberg
Daughters
Deaf Kids
Deaf Kids x Petbrick
Drab Majesty
Gold
Gore
Gösta Berlings Saga
Have A Nice Life
Heilung
Henrik Palm
Imperial Triumphant
Louise Lemón
Malokarpatan
Marissa Nadler
Messa
Midnight
Mono & the Jo Quail Quartet
Mord’a’Stigmata
Morne
Myrkur: Folkesange
Mythic Sunship
Old Man Gloom
Orchestra of Constant Distress
Petbrick
Pijn
Rakta
Secret Cutter
Seven That Spells
Sleep
Stuck In Motion
Svalbard
Territoire
The End
Thou
Triptykon/Metropole Orkest: Requiem
Ulcerate
Vile Creature
Wolvennest

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Behemoth lands on international charts with new album, ‘I Loved You at Your Darkest’

– October 22nd, 2018 –

Kicks off North American tour with At The Gates, Wolves In The Throne Room

Behemoth recently released their new album, I Loved You At Your Darkest, worldwide; for their efforts, the band has now entered the international charts! See below for all positions:

#2 Independent Albums (USA)
#3 Hard Music Albums (USA)
#8 Rock Albums (USA)
#16 Digital Albums (USA)
#19 Top 200 Current Albums (USA)
#16 Top 200 (Canada)
#2 Hard Music Charts (Canada)
#15 Top Digital Charts (Canada)
#1 Vinyl (Poland)
#4 Top Albums (Poland)
#1 Rock/Metal (Sweden)
#19 Top Albums (Sweden)
#7 Top Albums (Germany)
#17 Top Albums (Switzerland)
#34 Top Albums (Australia)
#34 Top Albums (Finland)
#38 Top Downloads (France)
#42 Top Albums (UK)
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I Loved You At Your Darkest is a crushing salvo of black metal majesty replete with hellish riffs, thundering drum cannonades and soaring liturgical choirs reminiscent of classic horror cinema. The group’s most dynamic record yet, the album is extreme and radical on one hand, but also more rock-oriented than any other Behemoth release. Produced by the band themselves, with drum co-production by Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames), mixing by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children Of Bodom) mastering by Tom Baker (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson), and a 17-piece Polish orchestra arranged by Jan Stoklosa, I Loved You At Your Darkest can be previewed and purchased now at: metalblade.com/behemoth

Behemoth and Kings County Brewers Collective (Brooklyn, NY) recently announced that they have joined forces for a Double IPA, “Wolf ov Siberia”! From the most blasphemous depths of extreme metal comes a collaboration brew of epic proportions: “Wolf ov Siberia” pours pale gold in the glass, with a light lupulin haze. A blistering blast of bright lemon and crushed lime greets your nose, followed by grapefruit, melon and green pine from a megaload of Citra, Motueka and Centennial hops. Balanced by soft wheat and flaked rye, with a touch of savage bitterness on the finish, it’s fierce, fresh, and dangerously drinkable at a 7.7% ABV. “Wolf ov Siberia” beckons all Behemoth and beer fans – “come all ye wolves ov Siberia, we hail the flame, we hail the ice…”

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“Wolf ov Siberia” will also be available at Behemoth’s upcoming art exhibitions in NYC and LA (“Thou Art Darkest”), for their new album, I Loved You At Your Darkest. See below for more details; to RSVP, head over to: behemoth.pl/thouartdarkest


Behemoth is currently touring the USA in support of I Loved You At Your Darkest, by headlining the “Ecclesia Diabolica America 2018 e.v.” trek, featuring special guests At the Gates and Wolves in the Throne Room. This must-see show will also make its way to Europe in January/February 2019. See below for all dates! Tickets can be purchased at: behemoth.pl

Behemoth “Ecclesia Diabolica America 2018 e.v.” tour dates
w/ At the Gates, Wolves in the Throne Room

Oct. 22 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Oct. 23 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
Oct. 24 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Oct. 26 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Oct. 27 – Tampa, FL – Jannus Landing
Oct. 29 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
Oct. 30 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
Nov. 1 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Nov. 2 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Nov. 3 – New York, NY – Playstation Theater
Nov. 4 – Montreal, QC – M-Telus
Nov. 6 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
Nov. 7 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
Nov. 9 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Nov. 10 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
Nov. 11 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
Nov. 13 – Denver, CO – The Ogden Theatre
Nov. 14 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
Nov. 16 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
Nov. 17 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
Nov. 19 – Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom
Nov. 20 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
Nov. 21 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
Nov. 23 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Nov. 24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern Theatre

Behemoth “Ecclesia Diabolica Evropa 2019 e.v.” tour dates
w/ At the Gates, Wolves in the Throne Room

Jan. 10 – Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp
Jan. 11 – Munich, Germany – Tonhalle
Jan. 12 – Prague, Czech Republic – Forum Karlin
Jan. 13 – Vienna, Austria – Arena
Jan. 15 – Zurich, Switzerland – Komplex 457
Jan. 16 – Milano, Italy – Alcatraz
Jan. 17 – Lyon, France – Le Transbordeur
Jan. 18 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz
Jan. 19 – Madrid, Spain – La Riviera
Jan. 21 – Toulouse, France – Le Bikini
Jan. 22 – Paris, France – Bataclan
Jan. 23 – Oberhausen, Germany – Turbinenhalle
Jan. 24 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys
Jan. 25 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
Jan. 26 – Stockholm, Sweden – Annexet
Jan. 27 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
Jan. 29 – Helsinki, Finland – The Circus
Jan. 30 – Tampere, Finland – Pakkahuone
Feb. 1 – Hamburg, Germany – Grosse Freiheit 36
Feb. 2 – Utrecht, Netherlands – TivoliVredenburg
Feb. 3 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
Feb. 4 – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg – Rockhal
Feb. 6 – Bristol, UK – Marble Factory
Feb. 7 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
Feb. 8 – London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
Feb. 9 – Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
Feb. 10 – Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
Feb. 11 – Glasgow, UK – QM Union

Behemoth line-up:
Nergal – vocals & guitars
Orion – bass & vocals
Inferno – drums & percussion

Behemoth online:
https://behemoth.pl
https://www.facebook.com/behemoth
https://www.instagram.com/behemothofficial
https://www.nuclearblast.de/behemoth
https://www.metalblade.com/behemoth

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