Experimental black metallers The Meads Of Asphodel have some news for us today. The band just announced that the new album Sonderkommando will be mastered in the next 48 hours by long serving producer Iain Smith and completed. They were also kind enough to reveal some of its details. You can see the tracklist and cover art (from artist Aisha Louisa Al-Sadie) below.
Huw Lloyd Langton, best known as the former guitarist of rock band Hawkwind, has died, aged 61, after a two-year battle with cancer, the band has announced. He was also a session guitarist for British metallers The Meads Of Asphodel.
British medieval black metallers The Meads Of Asphodel recently underwent some lineup changes. They have also begun working on their upcoming album entitled Sondercommando. The band offered this lengthy update: "First off we announce the departure of our long standing drummer Urakbarameel. After nine years of dedication to the band we would like to thank him for his all his hard work & wish him the best for the future, he can now be found beating the skins for London based rock/metal band Daken."
The Meads Of Asphodel are proud to announce the online debut of "Life In The Shadows".
"Life In The Shadows" can be watched online at www.themeadsofasphodel.com.
"Life In The Shadows" explores the dark, complex world of underground English Black Metal band The Meads Of Asphodel. A band with convtroversial opinions, hidden identities and a determined rule that they will never play live.
The film shows the band at their most vulnerable, gaining exclusive access to the Meads world. Metatron explains his controversial lyrics and ideas on religion, J.D Tait guides us around the Meads' Bridge Gate Studios and Urakbarameel vents his annoyance at being labelled a 'Battle Metal' band.
Medieval black metallers The Meads Of Asphodel have announced the release date of their upcoming effort titled The Murder of Jesus The Jew. The album is set to be released on 18th October via Candlelight Records.
The forthcoming 4th album proper from English progressive Black metal band, The Meads Of Asphodel is in the final stages of completion. The album is titled, The Murder Of Jesus The Jew, with a track listing featuring: "From Eagle to Cross", "God of Sand", "Apostle of the uncircumcised", "Jew Killer", "The Man from Keiroth".
Guests who have already recorded vocals are, Hoest Taake], Vincent Crowley Acheron]. The intro and one instrumental has been created by Mirai Sigh], with guitar and keyboard parts handles by Alisa Coral Space Mirrors], Elle Torry, Imperial Vengeance].
The core elements of the band, Metatron , J.D Tait , Alan Davey and skim hammerer Urakbarameel have created a concept album that centers around the humanity of the Galilean healer who became a God of western aspirations and whose own roots became washed away with the cleansing of the Roman Church. The Murder Of Jesus The Jew is scheduled for a release mid-2010.
It's only been 6 months since Damascus Steel was released, but the band are currently finishing the recording of a new MCD titled "In the name of God, Welcome to Planet Genocide".
The current tracklisting is as follows:
1. Psalm 364
2. My Beautiful Genocide
3. A Baptism in the Warm Piss of Slaughtered Children
4. The Man Who Killed For God
5. Hell on Earth / Blood Runs Red (Discharge cover medley)
6. Aborted Stygian Foetus
"The concept of genocide on this release is a conclusion to the 'Damasus Steel' album (2005) and will continue the blood letting and artery severing lyrics in preparation for the next album to be titled 'The Passion and Death of Ieosus'. This will be a concept album detailing the life and feath of the Jewish Rabbi, Yeshua - his humanity, zealot connections, arrest and crucifixion and his ultimate deification by the lies and growth of the Holy Roman Empire (which itself was a grotesque chil of the Roman Empire whose inhumanity is reflected in today's world.) No change there then!"