Polish Black Metal warship Blaze Of Perdition signs to Metal Blade Records!

– February 12th, 2019 –

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Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the signing of Blaze Of Perdition, one of the leading forces of the unstoppable polish Black Metal scene.

Blaze Of Perdition comments: “We are thrilled and honored to become part of the label with such an undeniable input into the history of metal music. We’re hoping for a long and fruitful cooperation, which will begin with our fifth full-length album that’s already shaping up and will bear the name ‘The Harrowing of Hearts‘.”

Blaze Of Perdition was founded in 2007 by guitarist XCIII and started its activity by releasing a split CD, In the Void and Serpent, the Spirit is One, with the Russian band Pseudogod. The band’s line-up changed numerous times over the years, however XCIII and Sonneillon remained the source of all musical and conceptual content. November 2nd, 2013 turned out to be fatal as the band’s bassist died in a car crash on tour, and the vocalist Sonneillon became unable to participate in live activities due to his serious injuries; however, he remained important in the band’s creative process and responsible for the studio vocal recordings, lyrics, graphic design as well as contact with the media.

Blaze Of Perdition recorded four full-length albums and is currently working on the fifth one, planned for release in 2019/2020.

Discography:
In the Void and Serpent, the Spirit is One (2009) – Split with Pseudogod (Ru), Putrid Prophet Productions
Towards The Blaze Of Perdition (2010) – Full-length, Putrid Prophet Productions
The Burning Will Of Expansion (2010) – 7″ EP, Pagan Records
The Hierophant (2011) – Full-length, Pagan Records
Necrosophist (2013) – 7″ EP, Pagan Records
Accession Of Fire (2013) – Split with Erebus Enthroned (Aus), Pagan Records
418 – ATh IAV (2013) – Split with Devathorn (Gr), Third Eye Temple
Near Death Revelations (2015) – Full-length, Agonia Records
Conscious Darkness (2017) – Full-length, Agonia Records

Blaze Of Perdition studio line-up:
S. – vocals
XCIII – guitars
M.R. – guitars
DQ – drums

Blaze Of Perdition live line-up:
Wyrd – bass/vocals
XCIII – guitars/backing vocals
M.R. – guitars
DQ – drums

Blaze Of Perdition online:
https://www.facebook.com/blazeofperdition
http://blazeofperdition.bandcamp.com
http://soundcloud.com/blazeofperdition

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Polish Black Metal warship Blaze Of Perdition signs to Metal Blade Records!

– February 12th, 2019 –

Photo by Kontamination design autorship

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the signing of Blaze Of Perdition, one of the leading forces of the unstoppable polish Black Metal scene.

Blaze Of Perdition comments: “We are thrilled and honored to become part of the label with such an undeniable input into the history of metal music. We’re hoping for a long and fruitful cooperation, which will begin with our fifth full-length album that’s already shaping up and will bear the name ‘The Harrowing of Hearts‘.”

Blaze Of Perdition was founded in 2007 by guitarist XCIII and started its activity by releasing a split CD, In the Void and Serpent, the Spirit is One, with the Russian band Pseudogod. The band’s line-up changed numerous times over the years, however XCIII and Sonneillon remained the source of all musical and conceptual content. November 2nd, 2013 turned out to be fatal as the band’s bassist died in a car crash on tour, and the vocalist Sonneillon became unable to participate in live activities due to his serious injuries; however, he remained important in the band’s creative process and responsible for the studio vocal recordings, lyrics, graphic design as well as contact with the media.

Blaze Of Perdition recorded four full-length albums and is currently working on the fifth one, planned for release in 2019/2020.

Discography:
In the Void and Serpent, the Spirit is One (2009) – Split with Pseudogod (Ru), Putrid Prophet Productions
Towards The Blaze Of Perdition (2010) – Full-length, Putrid Prophet Productions
The Burning Will Of Expansion (2010) – 7″ EP, Pagan Records
The Hierophant (2011) – Full-length, Pagan Records
Necrosophist (2013) – 7″ EP, Pagan Records
Accession Of Fire (2013) – Split with Erebus Enthroned (Aus), Pagan Records
418 – ATh IAV (2013) – Split with Devathorn (Gr), Third Eye Temple
Near Death Revelations (2015) – Full-length, Agonia Records
Conscious Darkness (2017) – Full-length, Agonia Records

Blaze Of Perdition studio line-up:
S. – vocals
XCIII – guitars
M.R. – guitars
DQ – drums

Blaze Of Perdition live line-up:
Wyrd – bass/vocals
XCIII – guitars/backing vocals
M.R. – guitars
DQ – drums

Blaze Of Perdition online:
https://www.facebook.com/blazeofperdition
http://blazeofperdition.bandcamp.com
http://soundcloud.com/blazeofperdition

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Aggression Announces North American Tour Dates

Entering their 34th year as an entity, Canadian Thrash Metal titans Aggression are starting the year off by announcing a series of Canadian and US shows this April. Dubbed “April Assault”, you can catch the band supporting their latest album “Feels Like Punk/Sounds Like Thrash”. Which was released via Dissonance Productions last May. The trek culminates at the NYDM Spring Bash 3 day festival in Milwaukee, WI.

Denis ‘Sasquatch’ Barthe had this to say about the upcoming tour:
“We have been itching to hit the road for a while and this April Assault Tour is exactly what the doctor ordered. I’m looking forward to seeing family, friends and fans on this never ending Aggression trip to hell”

Dates/Cities/Venues
April 3 Quebec City, QC @ Source De La Martiniere
April 4 New York City, NY @ St. Vitus Bar
April 5 Worcester, MA @ Ralph’s Diner
April 6 Montreal, QC @ Les Katacombes
April 7 Ottawa, ON @ Cafe Dekuf
April 13 Portland, OR @ Speakeasy Bar
April 14 Seattle, WA @ The Funhouse
April 18 Milwaukee, WI @ Club Garibaldi‘s

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Excrementory Grindfuckers Announce “Make America Grind Again” North American Tour

German grindcore maniacs EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS will be embarking on a two week tour in The United States and Canada. Below’s where that run will hit:

Sept 1st – Toronto @ Coalition
Sept 2nd – Ottawa @ Mavericks
Sept 4th – Detroit @ The Fireside Inn
Sept 6th – Philadelphia @ Century
Sept 7th – Baltimore @ The Depot
Sept 8th – Boston – O’Brien’s Pub
Sept 9th – Rochester @ Bugjar
Sept 11th – Quebec City @ La Source De La Martiniere
Sept 13th – Sherbrooke @ Le Murdoch
Sept 14th – Montreal @ Piranha Bar

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Archspire, First Fragment, The Kennedy Veil & Sarah Longfield Announce Canadian Tour

Archspire, First Fragment, The Kennedy Veil and Sarah Longfield announce a Canadian ‘Tech Trek III Tour‘. Below’s where the trek will hit:

07/13 Armstrong, BC – Armstrong Metalfest (no First Fragment)
07/14 Edmonton, AB – Temple (no First Fragment)
07/17 Regina, SK – The Exchange (no First Fragment)
07/19 Rouyn-Noranda, QC – Scène Évolu-Son
07/20 Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s
07/21 Trois-Rivieres, QC – Rock Café Le Stage
07/23 Halifax, NS – Sniggly Wiggly’s
07/24 Moncton, NB – Le Caveau
07/25 Jonquiere, QC – Salle Le-4 Barils
07/27 Montreal, QC – TBD
07/28 Quebec City, QC – Source de la Martinière
07/29 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
07/30 North Bay, ON – The Summit
08/01 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre (no First Fragment)
08/02 Saskatoon, SK – Black Cat Tavern (no First Fragment)
08/03 Drumheller, AB – Loud as Hell Festival (no First Fragment)
08/05 Vancouver, BC – Astoria (no First Fragment)

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Exmortus Premiere New Song “Victory Or Death!”

The new Exmortus song “Victory Or Death!” is streaming below, arriving as the third single from the group’s fifth studio effort, “The Sound Of Steel“. Prosthetic Records will have that release out in stores next Friday, June 08th.

The Sound of Steel by Exmortus (Official)

The band just recently announced this headlining tour supporting it with The Absence, Hatchet and more also on the bill:

06/28 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick (Exmortus only)
06/29 Tucson, AZ – The Rock (Exmortus only)
06/30 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad (Exmortus only)

With The Absence, Hatchet, Novareign & Immortal Guardian:

07/01 Tulsa, OK – The Shrine
07/02 Fort Worth, TX – Rail Club
07/03 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live

With The Absence, Hatchet, Novareign & Black Fast:

07/05 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
07/07 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
07/08 Richmond, VA – Canal Club (no Black Fast)
07/09 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz

Exmortus, The Absence, Hatchet, Novareign:

07/10 Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus
07/12 Quebec City, QC – Source de le Martinere
07/13 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
07/15 Joliet, IL – The Forge (feat. Micawber)
07/17 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room (feat. Micawber)
07/18 Denver, CO – Roxy Theater
07/19 Salt Lake City, UT – Club X
07/20 Boise, ID – The Shredder
07/22 Seattle, WA – Club SUR
07/23 Portland, OR – Twilight Cafe & Bar
07/24 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House

Exmortus also have a June 07th show booked at The Whisky in Hollywood, CA with Kataklysm.

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Exmortus, The Absence, Hatchet, Etc. Announce Summer Tour

Exmortus will release their new effort “The Sound Of Steel” on June 08th via Prosthetic Records. To support this new release the group will be headlining ‘The Summer Of Steel Tour“, which will find them joined by The Absence, Hatchet & Novareign. Immortal Guardian, Black Fast and Micawber will perform on select dates.

06/28 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick (Exmortus only)
06/29 Tucson, AZ – The Rock (Exmortus only)
06/30 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad (Exmortus only)

With The Absence, Hatchet, Novareign & Immortal Guardian:

07/01 Tulsa, OK – The Shrine
07/02 Fort Worth, TX – Rail Club
07/03 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live

With The Absence, Hatchet, Novareign & Black Fast:

07/05 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
07/07 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
07/08 Richmond, VA – Canal Club (no Black Fast)
07/09 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz

Exmortus, The Absence, Hatchet, Novareign:

07/10 Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus
07/12 Quebec City, QC – Source de le Martinere
07/13 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
07/15 Joliet, IL – The Forge (feat. Micawber)
07/17 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room (feat. Micawber)
07/18 Denver, CO – Roxy Theater
07/19 Salt Lake City, UT – Club X
07/20 Boise, ID – The Shredder
07/22 Seattle, WA – Club SUR
07/23 Portland, OR – Twilight Cafe & Bar
07/24 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House

Exmortus also have a June 07th show booked at The Whisky in Hollywood, CA with Kataklysm.

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At The Gates Posts New Video, “Daggers Of Black Haze” Online

Swedish melodic death metal revolutionaries At The Gates has posted a new music video online for the song, “Daggers Of Black Haze.” You can check it out below. The song comes from the group’s forthcoming new studio album, “To Drink From The Night Itself,” which will be released on May 18th through Century Media.

At The Gates frontman Tomas Lindberg commented: “‘Daggers Of Black Haze’represents the more progressive side of the new record. It has a lot of reference-points to our early back catalogue, both style wise, and the emotional setting. It is desperate and urgent, but still melancholic and epic. It is conceptually one of the cornerstones of the album. Driving home the point of the need for a war on apathy and the populistic forces that takes advantage of it. This is a fight against the abyss. A beacon for the importance of real art, real forms of expression, and importance of our understanding of our mutual cultural history. The video was filmed by Costin Chioreanu once again, and it is full of symbolism and heavy on the conceptual side. Costin displays the war for art and the importance of standing up to the oppressive powers and paradigms with his film. It is beautiful, striking, melancholic and I am very happy to see his vision of my concept.”

Video director Costin Chioreanu added: “Being aware of the heavy topic in this song I realized that making a video for it represents a mandatory mission for the art, in general. Speaking today of the way how the ruling class guided the evolution in art and the perception upon it, the weight of the history, which is deeply buried in the artifacts’ structures and ideologies, I take this song and the means of illustrating it as a pure and genuine artistic attitude. In the course of time, an imposed perception projected through the manipulation of the art by those holding the power, took the shape of an idol in the viewers’ eyes, it became their main light, the source of the imaginary, artistic beliefs and patterns. The presence of the main character depicted on the newest At The Gates cover and artwork – Alcyoneus, the oldest hero among the giant warriors – is here as well. His bust was rebuilt for this video, but it got a new face. Now his mouth is closed and therefore, he is reduced to silence due to the new paradigms and the oppression’s influence in art. Yet, this character continues to defy the primitive human nature. The snake’s symbol and the eternal temptation offered by the bestial side of the self are also present here, and they work hand in hand with the new Alcyoneus’ image. The video goes fast through different moments in the history, including the perception of art and human nature, and it employs a heavy, almost funeral type of visual tone. This time I have also decided to base all my work on a pretty sharp type of image, as sharp as the blade of the daggers. Regarding imagery, there is darkness, heaviness, hate and anger, which accede to death, primordial co-habitation and they are all enshroud with an almost political type of solemnity. The revolutionary spirit emerges through the mere existence of this video per se. At some points, short scenes depicting nature come as an invitation to a philosophic reflection on the monumental character of the art required by politics. This is how I felt this song, its lyrics and all the explanations provided by Tomas for this particular tune.”

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Communic Reveals New Album “Where Echoes Gather”

Norwegian group Communic is now officially due to release new album “Where Echoes Gather” on October 27th, 2017 via AFM Records.

The label comments: “Communic’s first album for AFM is nothing short of another dark and atmospheric masterpiece, created by the very same three guys who founded the band back then. Communic’s characteristic mixture of prog, power and thrash sounds as fresh and relevant as ever and will amaze the band’s countless fans to the fullest.”

New album “Where Echoes Gather” will be available as a digipak and limited colored vinyl (250 units gold, 250 red/marbled), wiht pre-orders available here. Cover artwork was painted by artist Eliran Kantor (Testament, Sodom, Iced Earth).

01. The Pulse of the Earth (Part 1 – The Magnetic Center)
02. The Pulse of the Earth (Part 2 – Impact Of The Wave)
03. Where Echoes Gather (Part 1 – Beneath The Giant)
04. Where Echoes Gather (Part 2 – The Underground Swine)
05. Moondance
06. Where History Lives
07. Black Flag of Hate
08. The Claws Of The Sea (Part 1 – Journey Into The Source)
09. The Claws Of The Sea (Part 2 – The First Moment)
Bonus Tracks:
10. Watching It All Disappear (Live In Studio 2017)
11. At Dewy Prime (Live In Studio 2017)
12. Waves Of Visual Decay (Acoustic Live Version – 10th Anniversary Concert)

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Poison Blood Posts New Song “Circles Of Salt”

Next week, the newly-founded black metal duo and recent Relapse signees Poison Blood will unleash a self-titled debut.

A collaboration between Horseback’s Jenks Miller and Krieg’s Neill Jameson, Poison Blood’s debut is a short but furious chronicle of cold and reptilian sonic terror. As a precursor to its release, today new song “Circles Of Salt” is offered up for public feasting. Comments Jameson of the track:

“‘Circles Of Salt’ is probably the one track on the record that truly strays away from the source material by being closer in feeling to some of the weirder black metal that came out in a pre-Xasthur age.

“Because of this, I wanted to approach it in a less direct way than anything else on the record and, like I said, with it having more of an old depressive feeling to it I thought about what I would do if I were recording it in the mid to late 1990s, which is that I’d give it more of a Forgotten Woods vocal style and have it mixed backwards from how I recorded it to give it a more paranoid frenetic feeling with undertones of Danzig IV.

“The title itself is a nod to The Banner but also fits the mood of the song, a somewhat morose comfort which lends itself to protection from the misplaced and unrealistic optimism of the naive world.”

New album “Poison Blood” will be released worldwide this coming August 11th on CD, LP, and digital formats via Relapse Records.

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