BLACK SHEEP WALL
Sludge metallers BLACK SHEEP WALL’s new album “No Matter Where It Ends” will hit North American stores on June 5. The band just booked a new series of gigs, which you can check on their Facebook page.
The song “Liminality” can be heard on Season of Mist’s Facebook Media Player.
“No Matter Where It Ends” is available on Season of Mist’s e-shop.
Legendary doom metal forefathers SAINT VITUS are streaming their upcoming album “Lillie: F-65” in its entirety on NPR.
The band will play festivals this spring and summer in the US and Europe. The tour dates are as follows:
25 May 12 Dallas, TX (US) Trees
27 May 12 Baltimore, MD (US) Maryland Death Fest
30 May 12 New Orleans, LA (US) One Eyed Jacks
31 May 12 Houston, TX (US) Fitzgerald’s
01 Jun 12 Austin, TX (US) Chaos in Tejas Fest
07 Jun 12 Sölvesborg (SE) Sweden Rock Festival
11 Jun 12 London (UK) Underworld
12 Jun 12 Manchester (UK) Academy 3
13 Jun 12 Bristol (UK) Fleece
16 Jun 12 Clisson (FR) Hellfest
29 Jun 12 Helsinki (FI) Tuska Open Air
01 Jul 12 Lärz (DE) Fusion Festival
02 Jul 12 Berlin (DE) Kreuzberg Festival
03 Jul 12 Wien (AT) Viper Room
04 Jul 12 Budapest (HU) A38
06 Jul 12 Ebensee (AT) Kino Ebensee
07 Jul 12 Athens (GR) An Club
09 Jul 12 Bern (CH) Dachstock
10 Jul 12 Ludwigsburg (DE) Rockfabrik
13 Jul 12 Erfurt (DE) Stoned from the Underground Festival
14 Jul 12 Rostock (DE) Mau Club
17 Jul 12 Oslo (NO) Rockefeller
19 Jul 12 Tilburg (NL) O13
21 Jul 12 Oberhausen (DE) Devil Side Festival
“Lillie: F-65” is available on Season of Mist’s e-shop in limited edition CD+DVD digipak, jewel case, LP + download card, coloured LP and various merchandising items.
Maldivian powerhouse NOTHNEGAL’s debut album “Decadence” hit the stores earlier this year. As announced last November, each copy from the first pressing came with a unique code that could allow you to win a 5-day trip to the Maldives. The competition is now over and we are pleased to announce that Savisko Vitaly from Moscow, Russia is the lucky winner of a one return flight to the Maldives, an all-inclusive stay (including scuba-diving and other water sport activities) for two persons and a meet & greet with the band. Congratulations!
“I am very happy I won the competition”, Savisko comments. “Thanks to the music which unites millions of people and enables us to communicate in the language emotion! Thank you NOTHNEGAL for having created wonderful examples of good music!”
“Decadence” is available on Season of Mist’s e-shop.
Swedish melodic death metallers ENGEL’s third opus is entitled “Blood of Saints” and has been scheduled for a May 18th release. “Question Your Place”, the opening track of the album, is available as digital single with an exclusive B-side. You can get it here.
As previously announced, “Sense the Fire” (from ENGEL’s previous album “Threnody”), was released for the Xbox 360 version of Rock Band 3. The song can be purchased from the in game music store on the Xbox 360 version of Rock Band 3, on the Xbox Live marketplace on the 360, or online. You can watch the game video on YouTube.
Developing company Harmonix will offer a free download code for the song to 10 of the people who correctly answer this question:
-In which other famous band does Niclas Engelin play the guitar?
On other news, ENGEL has been confirmed to open for MACHINE HEAD on June 14th in Stockholm at Grönalund.
Producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, DARK TRANQUILLITY, MOONSPELL) recently stated: “I have been working with ENGEL since their very first rehearsal room demos and already back then they sounded like a million bucks!! I have been most fortunate to be working on the last two albums and taking part in this amazing band evolving into what they are today: a strange yet extremely powerful mix between MORBID ANGEL and BON JOVI, hehe… Strange… Crazy… But almost true. They write extremely catchy songs that stick in your mind forever. The faultless playing and musicianship is outstanding. I am already waiting eagerly for the next album to happen which I hope to be a part of again.”
We are deeply sorry to announce that URGEHAL vocalist / guitarist Trond Bråthen, aka Trondr Nefas, passed away last week. Aged 34, Trond died of natural causes.
His fellow bandmates Uruz and Enzifer issued the following statement:
“The greatest is gone.
“Trondr Nefas, our dearest friend and companion for more than 20 years, suddenly passed away last week. He died a peaceful and natural death at one of his favourite places, surrounded by woods and crystal lakes. Thanks for all the years with friendship, music and madness. For the good times and the bad times. Through your dark devotion for Black Metal, you have inspired so many. You were a true pioneer.
“We will miss you, but never forget you, because your legacy will live on. Our deepest sympathy goes to Trond’s fiancée Octavia, and both of their families. We appreciate all of the condolences and support given to us after his tragic death.
“Sammen var vi dynamitt!!!”
Trond will be sorely missed as a man and as a musician. The whole Season of Mist staff send their condolences to his family and to the URGEHAL camp.