UK doom masters Cathedral have premiered their new official video, "Tower Of Silence", online. Directed by UK based Paraffin City Productions, "Tower Of Silence" will be the last full production promo video ever made by this doom metal institution and is taken from their final full length album, The Last Spire. The album will be released on April 29th via Rise Above Records Records (Europe) and April 30th through Metal Blade Records (USA).
Doom greats Cathedral have officially revealed the album cover of their farewell album, The Last Spire, and also released the first single for streaming, the song "Tower Of Silence". Feast your eyes on the cover below and ears on the song.
U.K. doom metal cult act Cathedral have released its first new recorded material in three years exclusively via Decibel magazine's subscriber-only Decibel Flexi Series. The song "Vengeance Of The Blind Dead" can be heard in the flexi included in this month's issue, now available in newsstands. The track is also streaming on Decibel's Soundcloud page over here.
Cathedral are currently putting the finishing touches to what will be the last ever album from these British doom legends. Produced by Lee Dorrian and Garry Jennings, with assistance from Jaime Gomez Arellano, The Last Spire is scheduled for an April 2013 release via Rise Above Records.
In conjunction with Rise Above Records, Metal Blade will be releasing the double-disc live album Anniversary from UK mainstays and international cult act Cathedral. Set for release on Monday, November 21st in North America, Anniversary captures Cathedral in all their raw and live glory and marks the first official live album to be ever released by the doom metal legends.
The organizers of the Hammer Of Doom Festival are out looking for another headliner to finalize the bill after seminal UK doom metal act Cathedral cancelled their appearance at the festival. Apparently the performance of one of the other bands has created some, uh, bad blood.
Back in February seminal UK doom metal act Cathedral announced their plans to disband. In an interview with The Quietus, vocalist Lee Dorrian now revealed the band will leave the stage permanently after a December 3rd gig at the London Kentish Town Forum. Support will come from kindred spirits Grand Magus, Comus, and Gentleman's Pistols.
The band will record one final studio album entitled The Last Spire to be released in 2012 as a follow-up to last year's The Guessing Game. There will be no live shows to support the album, as Dorrian claims that it's time for Cathedral to "move on" and hopes "to leave our recorded legacy to linger."
Legendary UK doom metallers Cathedral have called it quits.
Their statement reads as follows:
After a twenty-one year career, Cathedral announce their forthcoming retirement from the scene. The band will make their exit from the live arena at the end of this year and plan to record one final studio album to be released in 2012.
According to vocalist Lee Dorrian: "It's simply time for us to bow out. Twenty-one years is a very long time and it's almost a miracle that we managed to come this far! We've had a great time during Cathedral's existence and it has literally been our life. It's just time to move on and leave our recorded legacy to linger."
Since forming in 1990 the band have released nine studio albums and several EPs. A large part of their career was spent recording for Earache Records, debuting with the landmark 1991 doom metal classic Forest Of Equilibrium. This was followed by the seminal 1993 album Ethereal Mirror which was released by Columbia Records in America to large critical acclaim.
A brand new song, called "Edwige's Eyes" from Cathedral's forthcoming album The Guessing Game is now available for streaming at the band's MySpace. The Guessing Game will hit the streets on March 26 via Nuclear Blast Records. More album details can be here.
UK metallers Cathedral will release their forthcoming album, The Guessing Game, on March 26 via Nuclear Blast Records.
The album was recorded at the Chapel studios (The Darkness, Napalm Death, Uriah Heep, Wet Wet Wet, Simple Minds) in Lincolnshire, UK and was once again produced by Warren Riker (Down, Crowbar). It also sports stunning new artwork from band collaborator Dave Patchett.
The Guessing Game cover art] tracklist:
01. Immaculate Misconception
02. Funeral Of Dreams
03. Painting In The Dark
04. Death Of An Anarchist
05. The Guessing Game
06. Edwige's Eyes
07. Cat's, Incense, Candles & Wine
01. One Dimensional People
02. Casket Chasers
03. La Noche Del Buque Maldito (aka Ghost Ship Of The Blind Dead)
Cathedral are ready to commence work on their ninth studio album. The band will enter the Chapel Studios together with producer Warren Riker in November to record The Guessing Game. Some song titles have also been revealed: "Journeys Into Jade", "The Casket Chasers", "Funeral Of Dreams", "Death Of An Anarchist", "La Noche Del Buque Maldito" (aka Ghost Ship Of The Blind Dead) and "Open Mind Surgery". The artwork will once more be supplied by longtime Cathedral cover artist Dave Patchett.
The Guessing Game is scheduled for a spring 2010 release.
The Garden Of Unearthly Delights Release Date - Sep 26th 2005.
Mighty Doom icons CATHEDRAL from Coventry, England for sure are one of the most unique and unpredictable acts around. These legendary merchants of slow-motion sound could care less about redundant genre restrictions and have so far incorporated everything from Doom, Psych, Folk up to Funk in their works. With their eighth album „The Garden Of Unearthly Delights" CATHEDRAL have achieved much more than simply living up to that reputation - the guys created timeless songs that couldn't be farther away from standardisation, stagnation and convention.
Produced by Warren Ryker (DOWN, CROWBAR), „The Garden Of Unearthly Delights" is probably the most varied effort of the band so far. While a song like 'North Berwick Witch Trials' will bring back memories of such immortal riffs'n'groove as in 'Hopkins' or 'Ride', 'Tree Of Life And Death' simply tears everything to pieces with its ultra-heavy guitar sound and fierce vocals courtesy of Lee Dorrian. The centerpiece of it all certainly is the 27-minute-long mammoth epos 'The Garden' that almost bursts with such a wealth of ideas and changes in atmosphere that other bands probably couldn't come up with on a whole album. Using every stylistic device from female vocals up to violins and embedding it all in that typical CATHEDRAL brand of Doom, „The Garden Of Unearthly Delights" is a treat for every fan of the band, old and new alike.
The proposed European tour featuring reformed Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS alongside CATHEDRAL and GRAND MAGUS has been officially called off. "Unfortunately, it was rather clear we couldn't get the finances together so we had to say no to that one. Bummer!!" stated CANDLEMASS bassist Leif Edling. Read Edling's latest tour report, featuring entries on the band's recent appearances at the Göteborgskalaset and Wacken Open Air festivals, at Candlemass.se.
CANDLEMASS are continuing to tour in support of their brand-new self-titled album, which entered the Swedish national album chart at position No. 7 upon its release in early May. The CD also came in at No. 5 on the Sweden chart (featuring only Swedish artists) and at No. 1 on the Hard Rock/Metal chart.
The british stoner/doom band is recording their new sixth album, it will be called "Seeds of Decay", these are some titles of the new songs: "Oro The Manslayer", "Corpsecycle", "Sabbadaius Sabbattum", "Eripmav Moon", "This Body Thy Tomb", "Everything Is Dying" and "Upon Azraels Wings". Moreover, Dave Patchett will be in charge of the art work (who have already made some covers for Cathedral).