The Spanish festival Be Prog! My Friend is one of prog metal's meccas in Europe. And next year's lineup is already shaping up nicely. So far, the organizers have announced the Norwegian visionaries Ulver and prog legends Jethro Tull. This fourth edition of the fest will take place in Barcelona, Spain, between June 30th and July 1st next year.
Norwegians Ulver's new record ATGCLVLSSCAP is coming and as of now you can stream two songs from the release! You can also pre-order the digital release via Bandcamp where you can also hear "Moody Stix" and "Cromagnosis". So, stop what you are doing and spin those beasts!
Ulver have just revealed many details regarding their new release. Titled ATGCLVLSSCAP, this release consists of 12 tracks over 80-minutes with music sourced from 12 live performances the band played in 2014. The result is a new collection of songs spawned from familiar origins. To get an idea, you can stream the new "Moody Stix" here borne from a performance of the nearly 15 years old "Doom Stix" from the A Quick Fix Of Melancholy EP in 2003 and another excerpt below as well.
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.