15:40 - !J.O.O.E.! The new Sunn album is pretty guff. A whole third of the album is just a poorly recorded studio version of Cannon from the Domkirke live album, except the Domkirke version sounds much, much better.
15:37 - Karlabos I hate it when sites don't remember my password even though I told them so
14:43 - BlackEssence again - I forgot name of game about Bathory
14:39 - mz this wipes out a lot of competition for death metal this year [link]
11:39 - BlackEssence Oh my, this cover of "Mother Earth Father Thunder" by Manegram and Quorthons sister is outstanding...
10:50 - LeKiwi I'm sure some of you will have heard this release already, but I added a review for 6:33's 2015 album to my list. Check it out :) [link]
06:35 - Jericho Rehling Kamelot killed it. I rarely listen to power metal anymore but damn they've got it.
Mexico's death doom metal act Majestic Downfall, fronted by Jacobo Córdova, has inked a record deal with Pulverised Records. Said label will be releasing the band's upcoming studio album (fourth in a row), on which the band is already working hard. More details will follow in the near future.
Norwegian black metallers Endezzma have inked a deal with Pulverised Records for the release of their second full-length album. The finishing touches are currently being applied to the album, and it is anticipated that it will be released in the spring. More details about the album have not been made public yet, but it will be the follow up to 2012's Erotik Nekrosis.
Back in April, it was announced the release of the Ulver box set called Trolsk Sortmetall 1993 - 1997 but just the initial details. Today, Century Media is revealing all the details. Find out all about it below including the cover artwork. After months of work, the long-awaited box sets have finally been sent off to the pressing plants.
Century Media has announced the release of the ultimate box set (anthology) of Ulver. This release will present the formative (metal) years of Ulver, and its title is Trolsk Sortmetall 1993-1997. It will contain the albums Bergtatt (1994), Kveldssanger (1995) and Nattens Madrigal (1996), collectively known as The Trilogie - Three Journeyes Through The Norwegian Netherworlde (released under this title as a 1000 limited edition triple picture vinyl box set in 1997). Additional contents will be the band's legendary demo tape Vargnatt (1993) plus the rare compilation track "Synen" (Cthulhu Records 1997) as well as a recently unearthed 4-track rehearsal recording of tracks from Nattens Madrigal, a well-kept secret until this day.
It seems like the Maryland Deathfest XII will not be graced by the performance of the Norwegians Ulver. The band was forced to cancel the upcoming show in Moscow in April and the performance at Maryland Deathfest due to health problems with one of its members.
The much anticipated Ulver and Sunn O))) collaboration, Terrestrials, is finally available for your listening pleasure and in full. The album will be officially available in North America today and you can hear the whole piece at this location. Terrestrials features collaborative works created by the members of Sunn O))) and Ulver on an improvisational whim.
Norwegian innovators Ulver will be embarking on an European tour in February 2014 set to begin in Helsinki, Finland. The setlist will consist of partly new and improv-based material. The band will perform in Poland, Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Italy, Russia, among others. Check out the tour dates below.
Last month, Southern Lord Recordings confirmed the collaboration between Ulver and Sunn O))) on a three-track release called Terrestrials. Today you get to hear how these two bands merge in the audio sample of the track "Eternal Return" streaming right now over here, where you will also be able to pre-order the release. Bear in mind that it is only an excerpt of the song. This release is dropping on February 4th.
Prepare to be blown away. A few days ago, Southern Lord Recordings teased a new collaboration between Ulver and creepy drone outfit Sunn O))) and today we finally learn more about it. The pair's long standing camaraderie was initiated during Sunn O)))'s 2003 White1 sessions with the track "CutWOODED" which was produced by Ulver, in tribute to deceased film director Ed Wood. The result of this new union is a three-track recording entitled Terrestrials. Yes, it is happening.
Swedish death metallers Vanhelgd have good news for us. After a two-year absence, the group is returning with fresh material and will strike back with a vengeance in 2014. Vanhelgd have recently completed writing and are scheduled to enter the studio in November 2013. The band recorded a short video clip of themselves rehearsing a new track off the new album, and you can watch it here.
Ulver are currently streaming their new release Messe I.X-VI.X online through their Bandcamp page. The music on Messe I.X-VI.X was composed for and recorded with the Tromsø Chamber Orchestra and first performed live. You can now listen to its ambitious studio version.
The catacombs are now once again unearthed. The Mexican barbarous death metal band Denial is the newest addition to the Pulverised Records roster. Four years since the band's debut full-length record Catacombs Of The Grotesque was released and to critically acclaim, received a decent underground following with their trademark gargantuan down-tuned guitars and unorthodox morbid death metal torment.
Norwegian avantgarde outfit Ulver have released a promo video for the cover song "Magic Hollow", originally from Beau Brummels, which is now available for viewing at this location or below. The song is taken from their forthcoming album Childhood's End, featuring classic psychedelic songs re-worked and recorded by the band in late 2011, which is set for release on May 28th via Kscope. The video was directed by Justin Oakey. The album can be pre-ordered here, where you'll also find interviews and other content.
Swedish Melodic Gloom Lords October Tide have officially inked a worldwide deal with Pulverised Records!
Shortly a year after October Tide announced their reformation, the band wasted no time and went on to release the acclaimed new album after eleven years with A Thin Shell.
Come 2012, October Tide is currently preparing and hard at work on the untitled new album, which will once again precipitate some serious mournful tunes and the beauty of darkness and sorrow have never been so sonically enchanting.
October Tide have scheduled the recording of the untitled new album at the renowned Black Lounge Studio (Scar Symmetry, Carnal Forge, In Mourning, Centinex, etc) in Sweden. The production duties will once again be handled under the helm of Jonas Kjellgren.