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The Black Locust Project - New Band Of Former Theatre Of Tragedy Drummer

More than a year after Theatre Of Tragedy has called it quits, ex-drummer Hein Frode Hansen formed a new band called The Black Locust Project.

The line-up is completed by Kristian Sigland (The Crest) on vocals, guitars and bass and guitarist Marcus Granlien (To Cast A Shadow).

The band's sound will take a more progressive route than Theatre Of Tragedy, but still can be considered as Gothic. According to the band, The Black Locust Project is single minded in its mission to create music... sincere music, deeply grounded in our roots and hearts.

The Black Locust Project has already finished recorded their debut album and are currently in search for a label now. Two full-length tracks, called "We Remain Strangers" and "Wounded Sky", are available for streaming over at the band's Facebook page. Both songs feature background vocals of Nell SIgland (The Crest, ex-Theatre Of Tragedy).


Band profile: Theatre Of Tragedy
Posted: 30.07.2011 by mpdeimos | Comments (0)

Mortal Love - To Take Indefinite Hiatus

Norwegian gothic metal outfit Mortal Love have decided to go on indefinite break after being around for over 10 years and having released 3 studio albums.

The band explained as follows: "After over 10 years together as a band, Mortal Love have decided to take a break - indefinitely.

That means no new music will be released, and no concerts or touring will take place in the foreseeable future. The break might be permamanent - or not. We don't know. All we know is that our passion for creating music through Mortal Love is not where it should be at the moment.

There are many reasons for this, the most important being time restraints due to other engagements in our private lives. We are all still the best of friends, and this decision has been mutual on all parts. This was an extremely difficult decision to make, most of all because we knew so many of you would be disappointed and let down. We can assure you that countless hours of thinking this through and weighing our options went into making this decision.

We want to thank everyone who has supported us and stood by us over the years. Our families, friends, partners in crime and bands we've played with.

Most of all we would like to thank YOU. For your love and undying support, words of encouragement and inspiration to make Mortal Love what it is. But most of all we thank you for making Mortal Love a part of your life. Because of you, Mortal Love will live on - and for that we are eternally grateful.

We will maintain our Facebook page and our Twitter account with sporadic updates. All of us will continue with other music projects, and news of them will be published through the aforementioned channels and on our website.

We would like to repeat again how much your support has meant to us - more than you can EVER imagine. Our lives have been better because of you, and from the very bottom of our hearts we thank you. Maybe we'll see you again - who knows."


Band profile: Mortal Love
Posted: 10.07.2011 by mpdeimos | Comments (5)

Deadlock - Entire New Album Streaming Online

Bizarro World, the upcoming new album from German "disco-death" metallers Deadlock, is available for streaming in its entirety at

Bizarro World will be released on February 28th in Europe and on March 16th in North America through Lifeforce Records. More album details were previously reported over here.


Band profile: Deadlock
Posted: 20.02.2011 by martin.deimos | Comments (7)