Legendary black metal band Emperor has announced a special edition Complete Works vinyl box set, spanning their entire career. The box set will be the first time their works have been remastered specifically for vinyl and presented as special editions. It will be released by Finnish label Blood Music in early-to-mid 2015.
Classic avantgarde Norwegian black metal band Arcturus has released their entire live album Shipwrecked In Oslo for streaming. This is the first official live audio publication by the band and their first release in eight years. The album comes from their 2005 Sonic Solstice performance in Oslo, which was originally released on DVD. It has been edited and remastered for CD and vinyl release through Finnish label Blood Music with a June 3rd release date.
The long-awaited upcoming Moonsorrow 14xLP box set previously announced has its pre-order date set for May 28th, 2014, as announced by Finnish label Blood Music. The box set promises to be the largest metal box set of all-time and spans almost the entire career of the Finnish outfit. The label and the band have been releasing one image per day, slowly revealing all the details about the set. The newly-drawn, unifying cover art has been unveiled for every item within the set, including Suden Uni, Voimasta Ja Kunniasta, Verisäkeet, V: Hävitetty, Tulimyrsky, Demos & Rarities, and a Moonsorrow DVD.
Start your week in the best possible way by listening to Russian/Ukrainian doom/folk metallers Kauan which are streaming their long-awaited fifth album Pirut (translated as "Devils") through their label Blood Music's Bandcamp here. The album may be the first one to ever be delayed by a meteor strike, as the band was under attack in their hometown of Chelyabinsk during the mixing of the album.
Doom metal band Kauan have revealed the cover art and album details for their fifth album Pirut. The Russian/Ukrainian outfit's new album is due for pre-order on October 23rd through Finnish label Blood Music. Pirut (translated as "Devils") showcases a single 39-minute long track, "twisting the band's traditional melancholic post-rock beauty into something much more sinister and operatic." You can take a look at the cover below.
Strapping Young Lad may have disbanded in 2007 but there is a treat coming soon for the fans of the band. The mock-up image and specs for the long-awaited Die Hard edition of the Strapping Young Lad The Complete Works 7xLP box set that's been 1.5 years in the making has been posted.
Finnish label Blood Music has begun the pre-orders for the ultra-limited (150 copy) deluxe vinyl editions of cult Hungarian band Thy Catafalque's latest three avantgarde black metal works: Rengeteg, Róka Hasa Rádió, and Tűnő Idő Tárlat, to be released on vinyl for the first time. These deluxe, ultra-limited editions include high resolution audio remasters, heavyweight vinyl, and special edition layouts created by the band.