Eluveitie Reveals New Album “Ategnatos” Details

We all wade through archetypes. We all ARE archetypes. Distant echoes of a life both primeval and noble. To embrace these archetypes, to accept them not only as a part of life but as life itself is what some may call enlightenment, some peace of mind. Eluveitie call it “Ategnatos.” And by using their longest gap between two Metal albums to gather momentum, they just forged their strongest album around it.

The new album “Ategnatos” will be released on April 5th 2019 via Nuclear Blast.

On an album both mystical and philosophical, Eluveitie propel mythology, pagan belief and spirituality into our modern world. “This one almost became something like a socio-critical uncovering work,” says Chrigel, “some kind of a revelation, a doomsday prophecy. Dark and severe in its atmosphere and charisma, and also occult, arcane and elitist.” The album itself is a manifesto, a fast-paced, highly dramatic and embellished work on which today’s society sees itself in the mirror of ancient Celtic mythology and knowledge. “The image, of course, is blood-curling”, Chrigel adds with a bitter grin. “At least to those with eyes to see.” Far more that a pessimistic swan song for our world, however, ‘Ategnatos’ holds the cathartic promise of renewal. “Ategnatos is the Gaulish word for ‘reborn’,” Chrigel explains. “To the sharpened mind, it points out the concealed, long forgotten key to change and renewal.” This, naturally, comes at a price. “There’s always suffering before bliss. And always darkness before light.”

A work based on archaic archetypes and the ancient concept of renewal, »Ategnatos« unfolds an elemental force to be reckoned with. “These archetypes are still within us. People didn’t change that much during the last 3000 years – and men were always just men.” No wonder the album follows a decidedly darker, monumental tone that suits them very well. Of course, Eluveitie have long found their very own trademark sound, a sonic adventure often copied but never overcome. With “Ategnatos,” the dedicated nine-piece not only worked with a real string quartet (a premiere!) and granted Fabienne Erni’s sublime mastery of the harp the room it deserved; they also undertook a holistic upgrade resulting in some of the most catchy, most aggressive or most epic tunes the Swiss Metal nobility has ever offered.

Recordings took place in their beloved New Sound Studio with their engineer of choice Tommy Vetterli. “Yet it was radically different as we only had four weeks to record this time around – as compared to the eight weeks we had for ‘Origins’.” By taking mixing duties to the skilled hand of renowned studio wizard Jens Bogren in his Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden, Eluveitie returned to the very spot where they mixed their now legendary “Slania” album more than ten years ago.

The cover artwork will be revealed on the band’s official Instagram in the next upcoming days, starting tomorrow.

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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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Borknagar Reveals New Drummer; Posts Album Update

Norway’s avant-garde metallers, Borknagar, are finally back in the studio in order to record their 11th album, following up 2016’s Winter Thrice release. The new album will be once again mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studio (Opeth, Kreator, Amon Amarth) in March 2019 and is expected for a worldwide release via Century Media Records in fall of 2019.

The upcoming album will also be the first to feature new drummer Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow, replacing Baard Kolstad, who has parted ways with the band on good terms, due to busy schedules, heavy touring and various other musical commitments. Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow has already recorded drums for the upcoming Borknagar album at Strand Studio in Oslo and can be seen pictured above together with Borknagar mainman Oystein G. Brun.

Øystein G. Brun comments: “So, again, we are about to set sail for new musical adventures. The horizon certainly looks broader, higher and shimmers even deeper than before. We are all extremely excited about this new album and the material therein. The album derives as a natural continuation from Winter Thrice, but we’ll take a huge leap forward as well. In all facets, that is. Baard leaving the band has been known to the band for quite some while, so absolutely no drama in regards to his departure. I am truly happy for the time we shared on and off stage over the past years and wish him nothing but the best for future to come. His future is indeed bright, the young man is already a legend!

“Who is the new drummer? His name is Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow and has proven to be a stunning drummer. No wonder Baard hooked us up. A few months ago, we had our first rehearsal and during the past week, we recorded the drums for the new album at Strand studio in Oslo together with engineer Marius Strand. The recording session turned out stellar. I am deeply impressed by the level of professionalism, dedication and sweaty efforts Bjørn put into this album. A drummer of world class. Mark my words.

“Last but not least we are stoked to once again be able to work with Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studio. We will spend the next months doing the remaining recordings in various studios and eventually do the mix/master of the album at Fascination Street Studio in March 2019.

“This will be grandiose, in so many ways! More information will follow shortly.”

Baard Kolstad comments: “With lots of different ambitious musical projects and bands at the same time, I kind of always knew that it would come a time where I had to set some priorities. There’s nothing but good memories and great experiences and valuable moments from the time I had with Borknagar. My first step into the professional rock and metal world! I already look forward to follow Borknagar closely in the time to come, something I know I will, as I’m good friends with all members, last but not least the new drummer and roomie Bjørn Dugstad! He was strongly recommended by myself to be the new Borknagar drummer, and I’m so happy on behalf of both him and Borknagar that they ended up choosing him!

“Because we only made one record in the time I was a member of BORK, it was not an easy decision to choose to not join this one as the last chapter of this journey, but again, priorities for my own bands had to lead my decision and I know it would be a perfect kick start for a new drummer to feel connected with the material in the tours to come etc. I wish them all good times to come and can’t wait to follow them further from the side!“

Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow comments: “I’m honoured to take over the torch after my good friend Baard in this legendary band. It’s already been an absolute pleasure working on and recording the upcoming album and I’m sure we’ll have a blast out on the road in 2019. I can’t wait to hit the stage with these guys!”

Borknagar live shows announced so far for 2019 are as follows:

April 26-27 – Lichtenfels, Germany – Ragnarök Festival
May 25 – Baltimore, MD – Maryland Deathfest
June 21-23 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
August 14-17 – Falun, Sweden – Sabaton Open Air

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Borknagar Reveals New Drummer; Posts Album Update

Norway’s avant-garde metallers, Borknagar, are finally back in the studio in order to record their 11th album, following up 2016’s Winter Thrice release. The new album will be once again mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studio (Opeth, Kreator, Amon Amarth) in March 2019 and is expected for a worldwide release via Century Media Records in fall of 2019.

The upcoming album will also be the first to feature new drummer Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow, replacing Baard Kolstad, who has parted ways with the band on good terms, due to busy schedules, heavy touring and various other musical commitments. Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow has already recorded drums for the upcoming Borknagar album at Strand Studio in Oslo and can be seen pictured above together with Borknagar mainman Oystein G. Brun.

Øystein G. Brun comments: “So, again, we are about to set sail for new musical adventures. The horizon certainly looks broader, higher and shimmers even deeper than before. We are all extremely excited about this new album and the material therein. The album derives as a natural continuation from Winter Thrice, but we’ll take a huge leap forward as well. In all facets, that is. Baard leaving the band has been known to the band for quite some while, so absolutely no drama in regards to his departure. I am truly happy for the time we shared on and off stage over the past years and wish him nothing but the best for future to come. His future is indeed bright, the young man is already a legend!

“Who is the new drummer? His name is Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow and has proven to be a stunning drummer. No wonder Baard hooked us up. A few months ago, we had our first rehearsal and during the past week, we recorded the drums for the new album at Strand studio in Oslo together with engineer Marius Strand. The recording session turned out stellar. I am deeply impressed by the level of professionalism, dedication and sweaty efforts Bjørn put into this album. A drummer of world class. Mark my words.

“Last but not least we are stoked to once again be able to work with Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studio. We will spend the next months doing the remaining recordings in various studios and eventually do the mix/master of the album at Fascination Street Studio in March 2019.

“This will be grandiose, in so many ways! More information will follow shortly.”

Baard Kolstad comments: “With lots of different ambitious musical projects and bands at the same time, I kind of always knew that it would come a time where I had to set some priorities. There’s nothing but good memories and great experiences and valuable moments from the time I had with Borknagar. My first step into the professional rock and metal world! I already look forward to follow Borknagar closely in the time to come, something I know I will, as I’m good friends with all members, last but not least the new drummer and roomie Bjørn Dugstad! He was strongly recommended by myself to be the new Borknagar drummer, and I’m so happy on behalf of both him and Borknagar that they ended up choosing him!

“Because we only made one record in the time I was a member of BORK, it was not an easy decision to choose to not join this one as the last chapter of this journey, but again, priorities for my own bands had to lead my decision and I know it would be a perfect kick start for a new drummer to feel connected with the material in the tours to come etc. I wish them all good times to come and can’t wait to follow them further from the side!“

Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow comments: “I’m honoured to take over the torch after my good friend Baard in this legendary band. It’s already been an absolute pleasure working on and recording the upcoming album and I’m sure we’ll have a blast out on the road in 2019. I can’t wait to hit the stage with these guys!”

Borknagar live shows announced so far for 2019 are as follows:

April 26-27 – Lichtenfels, Germany – Ragnarök Festival
May 25 – Baltimore, MD – Maryland Deathfest
June 21-23 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
August 14-17 – Falun, Sweden – Sabaton Open Air

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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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Cripple Bastards Posts New Song “Crimine Contro L’immagine” Online

Italian grindcore legends Cripple Bastards celebrate 30 years of misanthropic extremity with their seventh full-length album, La Fine Cresce da Dentro (meaning: “The End Is Growing From Within”). The album is due out November 9th on CD/LP/Digital.

Physical pre-orders are available via Relapse.com here and digital downloads / streaming services here.

The track “Crimine Contro L’immagine” is available for streaming below.

Recorded at the legendary Fredman Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström (At The Gates, Dark Tranquility), La Fine Cresce da Dentro is eighteen tracks of inconceivable speed and brutality surpassing even their previous work. Over three decades in, Cripple Bastards are showing no signs of slowing down and continue to destroy unsuspecting eardrums with hate-filled, grind punk chaos.

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Rammstein Announces European Tour Dates

German Neue Deutsche Härte legends Rammstein has announced that they will embark on a sixteen date headlining tour across Europe next Summer. Tickets for the shows will go on sale on November 8th. The band have recently been in the studio working on their first album since 2009’s, “Liebe ist für alle da.”

The tour dates are as follows:

Jun 28: Paris La Defense Arena, France
Jul 2: Hannover HDI Arena, Germany
Jul 6: Milton Keynes Stadium, UK
Jul 10: Brussels Stade Roi Baudoiun, Belgium
Jul 13: Frankfurst Commerzbank Arena, Germany
Jul 16: Prague Eden Arena, Czech Republic
Jul 17: Prague Eden Arena, Czech Republic
Jul 20: Luxembourg Roeser Festival Grounds, Luxembourg
Jul 24: Chorzow Stadion Slaski, Czech Republic
Jul 29: Moscow VTB Arena, Russia
Aug 2: St Petersburg Stadium, Russia
Aug 6: Riga Lucavsala, Latvia
Aug 10: Tampere Ratina Stadion, Finland
Aug 14: Stockholm Stadion, Sweden
Aug 18: Oslo Ullevaal Stadion, Norway
Aug 22: Vienna Ernst-Happel Stadion, Austria

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Grand Magus Begins Work On New Album, Posts Trailer Online

Swedish riff lords Grand Magus are currently working on the follow up to their highly acclaimed 2016 album Sword Songs. The band have already ensconced themselves at Sweetspot Studio in Sweden to kick off the recording process with producer Staffan Karlsson (Arch Enemy Firewind, Spiritual Beggars).

Singer/guitar player JB states:

“The Magus is back in the studio to record the ninth album. It’s been a very special process this time. We decided to let go of the current philosophy to record drums first and then bass and then guitar etc. This time we met up, jammed and created together during the last six months with the goal to record basic tracks live. That basically means the thing we do every time we play live. When we do that, we play together. It’s music after all, not a science project. This led us to use the studio you see in the video. We recorded take by take (usually first takes, haha) until the groove, feel and violence was right. Now we will start with the overdubs, solos and vocals. We are chuffed and we think you will be too. Metal victory!”

Check out the first studio trailer below and get more info about the recordings.

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Sabaton Premiere New Lyric Video For “The Lion From The North”

Following the news that their 2012 album Carolus Rex has reached quadruple platinum status in their home country of Sweden, SABATON are excited to reveal a new lyric video for the song ‘The Lion From The North’. Watch the video below:

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Sabaton Premiere New Lyric Video For “The Lion From The North”

Following the news that their 2012 album Carolus Rex has reached quadruple platinum status in their home country of Sweden, SABATON are excited to reveal a new lyric video for the song ‘The Lion From The North’. Watch the video below:

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