Pitch Black Process Comments On New Album “Derin”

Pitch Black Process just checked in with the following announcement about releasing a follow-up to the “Hand of God?” album:

“Time to tell something about our upcoming album, ‘Derin.’ Whether with the concept and content or with all the things we have been through in the production process, it has become very different and special (unique) album for us.

“This different and unique album will be available from different and special channels as itself. In Turkey, It will be released and distributed by Atlantis Yapim, which has been dealing with organization and booking operations of some very big Turkish artists including Teoman, MFÖ, Kenan Dogulu. ‘Derin’ will be their first product as a label in the market.

“Foreign operations of ‘Derin’ such as licensing and distribution will be handled by EMP Label Group, which is established by legendary bass player, David Ellefson, of legendary band Megadeth a few months ago but escalated and made a distinguished name for itself in a short while. We are at the very beginning of highly exciting new era and we are really impatient to present it to you. ‘Derin’ will coming out soon with tons of other surprises! Stay tuned!”

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Cadaveria And Necrodeath Reveal “Mondoscuro” Cover

The cover artwork has today been revealed for “Mondoscuro,” the announced EP co-starring Cadaveria and Necrodeath, both as distinct bands and as authors of new songs that are composed and played together.

The EP will contain six tracks: two brand new and co-written songs, two covers (one of The Beatles and one of Type O Negative) and two unusual “exchange of roles” that will see Cadaveria reinterpreting a classic by Necrodeath and Necrodeath performing a Cadaveria hit.

Among other surprises of “Mondoscuro” is the participation of Lindsay Schoolcraft from Cradle Of FIlth as special guest on vocals. The release of “Mondoscuro” through the Black Tears of Death label is expected later this summer.

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Mob Rules Returns To Steamhammer/SPV, Announces Anniversary Box Set

Northern Germany’s Mob Rules is back with Steamhammer/SPV – as the band celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, the group signed a new deal and is returning to the record company which already released and distributed five of it’s previous studio albums.

“For us it’s a great pleasure to have signed with Steamhammer,” comments the band. “We’re looking forward to the collaboration with Olly Hahn and his team, who supported us in both word and deed in the years between 1999 and 2008 and whose expertise we greatly value.”

Steamhammer’s product manager Hahn is happy to return this compliment: “Mob Rules have been among the most significant and impressive German melodic metal acts. We’re proud to have them back on our roster.”

Mob Rules is set to launch the first result of this renewed worldwide cooperation, the 20th anniversary boxed set “Timekeeper,” on October 13th, 2014 (Germany: October 10th, US/Canada: October 28th).

Hahn states: “It’s not every day that such a top-quality product arrives at the stores. The package consists of a best-of CD, a bonus DVD, a bonus CD featuring new and rerecorded songs, brilliant cover numbers and other surprises, including renowned guest musicians.”

Steamhammer and Mob Rules will publish more details in the coming weeks, and the arrival of the boxed anniversary set will be supported by a number of anniversary shows. Currently announced dates are as follows:

Fr. 26.09.2014 D-Delmenhorst, Slatterys
Sa. 27.09.2014 D-Nordenham, Jahnhalle
Sa. 11.10.2014 D-Steinenbronn, Air Axes Festival
Fr. 17.10.2014 D-Bremen, Tivoli (w/ Sinbreed)
Fr. 24.10.2014 D-Duisburg, Parkhaus
Sa. 25.10.2014 D-Wilhelmshaven, Pumpwerk /Break The Barriers Festival (w/ Gamma Ray)
Sa. 15.11.2014 D-Weissenhäuser Strand/Metal Hammer Paradise
Sa. 13.12.2014 D-Oldenburg, Cadillac

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Denver Black Sky Announces Second Edition This August

Following a successful debut last December, the bringers of Denver Black Sky are pleased to announce a second edition of live debauchery.

Crowned “Colorado’s Best Metal Festival” by Denver Westword, this year’s Denver Black Sky event will take place August 2nd and 3rd again at the Gothic Theatre and Moe’s BBQ and feature another vicious lineup that includes appearances by:

Day 1 – August 2nd, 2014
Municipal Waste
Nails
Cephalic Carnage
Noisem
Dead Temple
Transient
In The Company Of Serpents
Vale of Pnath
Cattleist
Doperunner
Khemmis
Gomorrah
908
Ghosts of Glaciers
The Xiphoid Process
Wayfarer

Day 2 – August 3rd, 2014
Brutal Truth
Cannabis Corpse
Phobia
ACxDC
Xibalba
Resurrection
Early Graves
The Drip
Theories
Skinned
Annul
Zombie Hate Brigade
Scalafrea
North
Condemned Remains

Comments founder/Skinless vocalist Sherwood Webber of the upcoming live infiltration: “Round II ding ding ding! Denver Black Sky is bigger, badder and madder! We’re not done with the surprises yet on this one! The bands speak for themselves, some of the most aggressive music on the planet! Welcome to the dead of summer, PARTY!”

Tickets go on sale this Saturday, April 26th, 2014 at $50 for two-day passes and $75 for VIP passes. Get yours at this location.

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Soilwork To Film New DVD At Helsinki Show

Swedish metallers Soilwork have announced a special show to take place at Circus in Helsinki, Finland on Friday, March 21st.

The show will be recorded for a future DVD release, with a career spanning set list and special guest appearances to be made as well as further surprises. Nuclear Blast comments:

“The choice where to record the first ever Soilwork audiovisual live document was an easy one since Helsinki has always been a second home to the band. The venue itself, Circus, was just the right one to offer a full on Soilwork show. Expect great things to happen.

“The show will mark Soilwork’s only Scandinavian show in spring 2014 and will be produced by Jouni Markkanen and directed by Ville Lipiäinen who also shot the most recent Nightwish DVD release ‘Showtime, Storytime.’ Tickets for this special show will go on sale on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013.”

Soilwork has been heavily touring all throughout 2013 in support of current output, “The Living Infinite” (reviewed here).

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Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody To Headline Made Of Metal Festival 2014

Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody is proud to announce that on Friday, August 15th 2014, the band will headline the first evening of the Made Of Metal festival in Hodonin, Czech Republic. The group will be presenting a cinematic show based on video projection and other surprises, with more news coming soon.

The band also recently revealed the first details on an upcoming album which will be recorded and mixed once again in the Backyard Studios of Sebastian Roeder (Kempten, Germany) and is set to be released by Nuclear Blast in 2014. A trailer for the new album is available below.

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Witchking Returning For New Live Shows

Polish act Witchking has issued the following announcement about returning to the stage for upcoming live shows after being on hiatus:

“After a long break, the band decided to play a concert at the Covenant XX festival, which will be held on December 9th in Krakow Kwadrat club.

“The band will play in the lineup in which the last album was recorded, that is with Tom the Storm on vocals and Krzysiek Nowakowski on drums! You can also expect other surprises which will be announced on the band’s official Facebook page here.”

Witchking is:

Tom The Storm – vocals
Mateusz Gajdzik – guitar
Tomek Pater – guitar
Andrzej Sadowski – bass
Krzysztof Nowakowski – drums

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