The sprawling new MAN’S GIN album “Rebellion Hymns” is now available to order through our website exclusively prior to its official June 25 release date. A much darker and more adventurous musical jaunt than their “Smiling Dogs” debut, “Rebellion Hymns” brings the heathen hammer down through its epic odes to the bottle and wasteland America with murder ballads steeped in American goth and folklore.
PORTAL will be embarking on their first entrance onto European soil with their first European live shows which include Denmark’s Metal Magic Festival and will climax their short European jaunt with an appearance at Germany’s infamous Hell’s Pleasure fest (along with a handful of Scandinavian live dates in between). Dates are as follows:
07/12 – Fredericia, Denmark @ Metal Magic Festival 07/14 – Stockholm, Sweden @ The Liffey 07/15 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Henriksberg 07/17 – Helsinki, Finland @ PRKL Club 07/19 – Pößneck, Germany @ Hell’s Pleasure Metal Fest
And in other PORTAL live actions, along with their upcoming…
Boston, Massachusetts epic crust doom metal band MORNE have completed work on their new album “Shadows”.
With “Shadows”, the band’s third monolithic release, MORNE have created their darkest and bleakest album yet. Known for creating a conjuncture where massive atmosphere aligns itself with vicious crust, colossal doom, and a touch of post rock and psychedelia, “Shadows” sees the band strip their sound back a bit more to deliver a more meticulous and introverted offering while taking their cinematic heaviness to the next level. More dirge-like and crawling where any kind of semblance of hope becomes faint and even more distant,…
One month from now, EVOKEN will begin their Procession Of The Plague European Tour. The tour begins at France’s Hellfest and also features Ophis and Evadne on a number of dates. As part of the itinerary, EVOKEN will also appear at Finland’s Tuska Open Air and The Czech Republic’s Obscene Extreme fest respectively. One of the dates (the Denmark one) will even see EVOKEN being direct support to the mighty Neurosis. Dates for the Procession Of The Plague tour go as follows:
06/21 – Clission, France @ HELLFEST
06/22 – Arnhem, Holland @ Willenmeen (w/Ophis, Evadne and Faal)
06/23 – London,…
After the many trials and tribulations that befell the manifestation of their new album, MAN’S GIN have finally completed work on their new album “Rebellion Hymns”.
Helmed by COBALT multi-instrumentalist Erik Wunder, who initially conceived MAN’S GIN ten or so years ago in Colorado prior to moving to Brooklyn NY, “Rebellion Hymns” comes across as a much more epic, sprawling, darker and heavier opus than the band’s “Smiling Dogs” debut. Where “Smiling Dogs” presented itself as an ode to barren American landscapes and as hymns paying homage to the bottle, “Rebellion Hymns” is a more diversified and devastating output where…
The new debut releases by GEVURAH and LIAR IN WAIT are now available to order through our website prior to their official May 28th release date. Montreal, Canada’s GEVURAH play lacerating vitriolic religious black metal giving praise to the upcoming dark aeon while Minneapolis/Chicago’s LIAR IN WAIT indulge in the morose sounds inspired by the classic goth/darkwave movement heralded by the likes of The Cure, Fields Of The Nephilim, Sisters Of Mercy, and modern-day bands such as Cold Cave and Soror Dolorosa. Never stop the sadness.
It’s been a really long time coming, but COBALT are finally going to be playing the first official live shows beginning at this year’s Maryland Deathfest where they will be playing the opening Thursday, May 23rd evening and will go on right before the mighty Bolt Thrower (EVOKEN and PALLBEARER also playing that day too). After MDF, COBALT will continue on a small trek beginning on May 27th and bringing the destruction with the depraved band LORD MANTIS. The dates are as follows:
05/23 – Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest*
05/27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
Seattle doom-duo BELL WITCH are preparing to hit the road very soon with Samothrace (bassist Dylan Desmond pulling double-duty!) on a European tour of doom that beginson May 5th in Copenhagen at the Heavy Days In Doomtown Festival. The dates are as follows:
05/03 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Heavy Days In Doomtown Festival
05/05 – Wuustwezel, Belgium @ Puntpop Festival
05/06 – London, UK @ The Black Heart
05/07 – Manchester, UK @ Star & Garter
05/08 – Birmingham, UK @ Scruffy Murphy’s
05/09 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Winston Kingdom
05/10 – Paris, France @ La Bouee
The new ALTAR OF PLAGUES album “Teethed Glory & Injury” (CD version for the time being) is now available to order exclusively from our website (this being the North American version of the new album) prior to its official release date of April 30. Unlike anything the band have released before, “Teethed Glory & Injury” sees ALTAR OF PLAGUES at the height of their power and creativity by unleashing their most intense, mental, and accomplished album to date. What will undoubtedly be seen as one of 2013′s triumphs in extreme music.
After being out of print for ages (“Eater Of Birds” being out of print for years, no need to pay $40 on ebay any more), COBALT’s two seminal masterpieces are finally back in stock (CD format) in time for the band’s appearance at MDF (their first official live show) and the impending tour dates following MDF (more on this shortly). Fucking destruction.