Do you know what Black Metal stands for?

Tonight I’ve found a new and improved in-depth documentary capturing the dark, mystical and evil history of the Black Metal genre. Based on Scandinavian Viking lore, Black Metal borrows from ancient Viking melodies, lyrics and mythology dating back to the 11th century.

If you have time (it’s about 1h and 15 minutes long), I encourage you to watch it and comment. The documentary is based on interviews with: Bjorn Almar (organizer Hammerslagfestival Vinterblot), Rimfrost, Svartahrid, Vreid, Mordichrist,Watain, Ondskapt, Shining.

Martisor Death Fest – 2 Martie 2010 ora 19 – Remember Pub, Cluj Napoca

PARRICIDE (Chelm, Polonia Death Metal / Grindcore)
Parricide – veteranii scenei grindcore din Polonia, cu o activitate prodigioasa de aproape doua decade, una dintre cele mai influente trupe ale underground-ului extrem polonez, alaturi de Dead Infection sau Squash Bowels. Adepti ai grindcore-ului intens si brutal sustinut de chitari acordate excesiv de jos si blast beat infernal completat de sound-ul distrugator al celor doua tobe mari, grinderii polonezi pornesc intr-un nou turneu est-european ce va cuprinde mai multe concerte in Romania, Republica Moldova, Macedonia, Grecia, Serbia si Bulgaria si care incepe chiar cu Death Fest.
Cu o componenta “revizuita” din nou, pregatind ultimele detalii legate de lansare DVDului de colectie, cuprinzand imagini din cei 20 de ani de activitate si aflati in stadiul de concepere a unui nou album de studio, Parricide revin in spatiul balcanic dupa turneul foarte reusit din iarna lui 2008, pregatiti sa ofere publicului cel mai incitant show de grindcore, brutal death metal si mici incursiuni amuzante de disco.
EUFOBIA (Sofia, Bulgaria Old School Death Metal)
Eufobia, in acest moment cea mai importanta trupa a undergroundului death metal bulgar, va lansa al doilea album de studio, intitulat “Insemination”, un material care imbina death metalul de factura clasica cu certe influente techno-thrash, suprapuse unui concept inedit, care aduce aminte de vechile albume Carcass sau de isteria noilor trupe porngrind.
Cu o coperta “bolnava”, realizata de designerul roman Costin Chioreanu, care a fost interzisa pe myspace si alte platforme de comunicare virtuala, noul album Eufobia candideaza cu succes la cel mai bun material realizat vreodata de o trupa underground bulgara.
Concertul din 2 martie ace parte dintr-un lung turneu de promovare intins pe mai multe luni, in care deatherii bulgari vor concerta pe scenele din Romania, Bulgaria, Grecia si Macedonia, dar si din vestul Europei alaturi de trupe ca Negura Bunget, Daemonicus, Sado Sathanas, Krow sau Parricide.
ABUSIVENESS (Lublin, Polonia Raw Black Metal)
Infiintata la 823 de ani de la caderea ultimului mare templu slav, adica in 1991, Abusiveness formata din patru polonezi ce au la activ numeroase demo-uri si EP-uri, dar si doua albume de studio precum si o prodigioasa activitate concertistica alaturi de trupe precum Blasphemy Rites, Convent, Damnable, Deflorace, Emptiness Cry, Hypnos, Heresy, Melancholy Cry, Parricide, Requiem, Yattering, Seminarium, Succubus, Sophistes si care a culminat cu prezenta la Merciless East Festival. Aflati in turneu de promovare a ultimului album de studio – “Trioditis”, material ce se sprijina pe riff-urile cavernoase si intunecate specifice scenei poloneze, sustinute de o sectie ritmica infernala, dedicata aproape in exclusivitate blast beat-ului, dar si pe linii melodice inteligente ce amintesc de celebrele sonoritati pagan black death scandinave, cei patru polonezi promit un show specific trupelor poloneze, intens, intunecat si macabru.
SPIRITUAL RAVISHMENT (Oradea, Romania Post-nuclear Death / Grind Metal)
Dupa recitalul foarte reusit in calitate de co-headliners ai celui mai extrem eveniment underground indoor din Bucuresti Satan Klaus Metal Party Spiritual Ravishment completeaza lista artistilor ce vor presta pe scena Martisor Death Metal fest . Cu pregatirile primului album de debut deja in faza finala a productiei, cvartetul oradean pregateste o avanpremiera brutala si devastatoare in varianta live a primului album de studio, confirmand astfel prestatiile excelente din 2009 alaturi de trupe importante ca God Dethroned, Lividity sau Hate, ca si in cadrul festivalurilor Full of Anger (Ungaria) si East Noise Attack (Bulgaria).
KREPUSKUL (Cluj-Napoca, Romania Experimental Death Metal)
Combinatie inteligenta de death metal, thrash, hardcore, un pic de industrial, dar si cate putin din sonoritati afliate genurilor soft, de la neoclasic la alternativ, trioul clujean ce lucreaza in acest moment la al doilea album “Game Over”, se va prezenta in premiera publicului din orasul de pe Crisul Repede. Cu o bogata activitate concertistica alaturi de nume mari ale scenei metal (Vader, Rotting Christ, Sepultura) si foarte apreciati pe scenele din Italia si Romania, Krepuskul vor fi cu siguranta un exemplu inedit de metal si feeling, evadarea perfecta din universul brutal sub care se desfasoara Death Fest.
13Rituals
13Rituals este o trupa de Death Metal ( influente : Deathcore , Slam-death , Groove , Grind , Brutal-death ) din Cluj – Napoca , formata la sfarsitul anului 2008 – inceputul anului 2009.Primul concert al trupei a fost la Cluj – Napoca, in Roland Garros pe 17.10.2009  la UNDERGRIND PARTY (Epitome, Clitgore, First Division).
In Noiembrie 2009 , s-a adaugat trupei 13Rituals, un al doilea vocal, Mircea. In decembrie 09 se lanseaza primul EP al trupei intitulat Rituals Of Punishment.  In prezent, trupa lucreaza la piese noi care vor fi postate cat de curand pe MySpace si aici.
13Rituals a concertat pe aceeiasi scena cu trupe precum Altar (Ro) , Epitome (Polonia) , Exhumer (Italy) , Tools Of Torture (Italy).

TEN YEARS OF ONHEIL – CONTEST!

Dutch Blackened Death/Thrash Metallers ONHEIL are celebrating their 10-year anniversary this month. Its members have been musically active longer but it was November 1999 when ONHEIL as a band name was chosen.

The only original member Amok briefly comments: “Especially the first 7 years have been one chaotic hellride. Where bands usually grow and get more professional, we cared more about the alcohol, the women and the metalparties. Good times, but a bit too self-destructive hehe.

But fuck, the band survived it all, got back on track in 2007 and now we are more focused than ever!”

To celebrate the “10 years of ONHEIL” the band has launched a contest in which a price will be given away for each year of their existence. The first 9 winners will receive a signed copy of their latest work, “Razor” which has been released last May by German Record label Cyclone Empire.

Besides the album, the tenth winner will receive a “Razor” T-Shirt or Girlie + a cool full discography package which includes:

  • The “The Threat” Mini CD from 2003
  • The “We Hebben De Hel Gezien” Full-length Demo CD from 2002
  • A newly created copy of their “Sterf” Demo CD from 1999

A great price for die-hard fans as all of these releases have been officially sold out for many years and are well sought-after items by metal collectors.

Competing is easy: Email your answer to this question to contest@onheil.com : “To which album were you listening 10 years ago?

From the answers that are sent in, ONHEIL’s band members will choose their personal favourites and, from those, 10 winners will randomly be picked. The band already likes to add that SLIPKNOT, WILL SMITH and BRITNEY SPEARS will NOT be among the winning answers. Metalheads can send in their emails until the 31st of January 2010.

Onheil’s video for “As Hope Dies” shows a lot of footage that was filmed during the last 10 years. Therefore it might be an appropriate addition to your (web)article.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCsaei1aKeg

Short Biography:

After wandering the underground since 1999 and releasing a number of demo’s and a mini CD it is March 2007 when “The new ONHEIL” arises. This new line-up has 3 guitarists and 2 lead vocalists, giving them more possibilities to expand their own unique Blackened Thrash/Death Metal sound.

The return with a new promo CD was received very well and lead to a string of great live shows with bands like IMMORTAL, BELPHEGOR, VADER, WARBRINGER, MAYHEM, ENTOMBED, ROTTING CHRIST, GOD DETHRONED AND AGATHODAIMON. It also brought them a new record deal with German Label Cyclone Empire.

ONHEIL’s album “Razor” got released last May and the reactions have been enormously positive by both fans and critics, often giving the album the highest rating. Currently ONHEIL is playing live shows throughout Europe.

ROTTING CHRIST HARD AT WORK

Greek extreme metal veterans ROTTING CHRIST have entered Lunatach Studios in Katerini, Greece to begin recording the follow up to 2007’s “Theogonia”, slated for a February 2010 release.

A year in composition, the new songs promise to add a heavy soulful element as the band continues their creative journey. Their well-established style and melodies together with a few artistic surprises on the way, guarantee their fans a soulful trip.

Exclusive photos from the recording sessions can be found at www.metalpaths.com. Pictures by Karagiannidis Panagiotis.

Latest release: “Non Serviam – A 20 Year Apocryphal Story” (2DVD +2 CD)
Release date: February 23rd, US May 5th
VIDEO – ROTTING CHRIST – Non Serviam – A 20 Year Apocryphal Story – Nemecic
www.rotting-christ.com
www.myspace.com/rottingchristabyss

New album from Dutch Blackened Thrash/Death Metal band ONHEIL

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“Razor”, the long awaited new album from Dutch Blackened Thrash/Death Metal band ONHEIL is set to be released the 15th of may 2009. This first effort in 6 years will be released worldwide by German metal label Cyclone Empire.

The album has been recorded in the Final Focus Studios and has been produced by Bart Hennephof (TEXTURES, BRUTUS) and Yuma van Eekelen (THE NEW DOMINION, BRUTUS). It are the first songs that are recorded in the new line-up, that was started in 2007, featuring two leadvocalists and three guitarists. Onheil’s unique musicstyle is often referred to as “Black Metal Iron Maiden”.

The new album and song material will be officially presented to the world on the 7th of June at the the cd-release party of “Razor”. This will be a show with Rotting Christ from Greece and is held at Baroeg, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Tracklist:
01. Out Of The Darkness It Comes
02. Nemesis´ Light Fading
03. As Hope Dies
04. Final Redemption
05. Day Of Departure
06. Razor
07. The Fallen Kingdom
08. Pad Der Verdoemenis
09. Penetration Of Innocence
10. Rain Of Fire
11. From Above

Here is a promotional videotrailer created for Razor:

Two songs from the upcoming album, “Nemesis’ Light Fading” and the title track “Razor” can be listened to on the band’s MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/onheil

info@onheil.com
http://www.onheil.com
http://www.cyclone-empire.com/
http://www.myspace.com/cycloneempire

The new Abortio Krater LP finally out

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After a long time and some problems the debut-album “Das Relikt Des Triumphes” is finally available as Double-Gatefold-LP via DIAPHORA.

The ones who know the former works of this label know that Diaphora is standing as a stronghold of perfect and outstanding quality in the storm of nowadays average releases.

The LP is available as a regular edition limited to 400pieces in heavy black vinyl or as a splatter edition limited to 90 pieces with a patch which is only available in this edition.

All prices including postage…

Regular Edition(Double-Gatefold with heavy black vinyl):

Germany: 20Euro
Europe: 24Euro
World: 29Euro

Splatter-Edition(Double-Gatefold with Splatter-Vinyl and Patch):
Germany: 25Euro
Europe: 26Euro
World: 31Euro

Order directly via mail at Abortio@gmx.de with your address.
You will get the ways of payment in the answer.
If you order more than one record the price reduces due to the shipping costs.

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Nach endlosen Verschiebungen und Problemen ist nun das Debut-Album “Das Relikt Des Triumphes” als Doppel-Gatefold-LP via DIAPHORA erschienen.

Wer die bisherigen Arbeiten dieser Plattenschmiede kennt weiß dass sich deren Veröffentlichungen wie eine uneinnehmbare Festung in der Flut der mittelmäßigen Erscheinung erheben.. Neben einer exzellenten Druck – und Pressqualität bietet die LP eine UV-Lackierungen als weiteren optischen Reiz. Die Platte erscheint als reguläre Auflage in schwerem schwarzen Vinyl limitiert auf 400Exemplare oder als Splatter-Edition limitiert auf 90 Exemplare inklusive eines Aufnähers welcher nur in dieser Edition enthalten sein wird.

Versand inklusive Porto…
Reguläre Auflage(Doppel-Gatefold mit schwerem schwarzen Vinyl):
20Euro Deutschland
24Euro Europa
29Euro Welt

Splatter-Edition(Doppel-Gatefold mit Splatter-Vinyl und Aufnäher):
25Euro Deutschland
26Euro Europa
31Euro Welt

Bestellungen mit Angabe der Anschrift an Abortio@gmx.de
Die Kontodaten/Zahlungswege werden in einer Bestätigungsnachricht zugesandt.
Werden mehrere LPs bestellt so verringert sich der Preis entsprechend den Versandkosten.

Transylvanian Alliance Tour pt.II: Riul Doamnei & Krepuskul

Dupa ce in septembrie au sustinut impreuna un turneu in Italia, cu concerte in zonele Verona si Padova, cele 2 trupe vor sustine 3 concerte in Romania, reprezentand partea a doua din acest turneu.

Datele acestei a 2-a parti ale turneului sunt:

-1 Mai, Cluj-Napoca, Club Roland Garros , in cadrul R.O.S.T. Fest (alaturi de Shadowsail si Truda) Pret 5 lei

-2 Mai, Petrosani, Club Barock; Pret 10 lei

-3 Mai, Timisoara Club Taine; Pret 15 lei

Biletele se pot procura la fata locului.

Riul Doamnei,( http://www.myspace.com/riuldoamnei) din Verona, Italia, a luat fiinta in 1999 cu scopul de a canta black metal simfonic, cu influente din thrash si death metal, totul fiind acompaniat de clapa, ceea ce confera o atmosfera triumfanta, insotite de pasaje melodic, dand nastere unui sound propriu, agresiv. Au inceput imediat sa isi creeze propriul lor concept de muzica si versuri.

Numele romanesc “Riul Doamnei” este direct inspirat din legenda romaneasca a lui Vlad Tepes, in particular de episodul in care armatele sultanului Mahomed al II-lea au ajuns la castelul Poenari, asediind-ul. Sotia lui Vlad, printesa Cneajna, s-a urcat in cel mai inalt turn al castelului, aruncandu-se in apele raului care curgea pe sub castel. Legenda spune ca din acea zi acel rau s-a numit “Riul Doamnei” desi castelul Poenari este situate pe raul Arges. Legenda a fost pastrata de catre locuitorii din Arefu, satul din apropiere, timp de 600 de ani.

Dicografie:

2002 “Stramoniologie Des Geistes” demo

2006 “Le Serpent Rouge” ep

2007 “Apocryphal” full-length

Primul material full-length, “APOCRYPHAL”, fost lansat ulterior sub casa de discuri franceza, Deadsun Records, fiind disponibil in Europa si Japonia. Albumul este insotit de videoclipul piesei “Siege Dawn To The Pillars Of Heaven” produs de Epic & Fantasy.

Albumul a fost promovat printr-un turneu in Europa, alaturi de VADER, ROTTING CHRIST, KRISIUN si INCANTATION, precum si prin diverse turnee si concerte in Italia, alaturi de ROTTING CHRIST, NECRODEATH, GRAVE DIGGER, CADAVERIA, DARK LUNACY, NODE, NOVEMBRE si multi altii…

Riul Doamnei pregatesc acum cel de-al doilea material, ce urmeaza sa iasa in a doua jumatate a lui 2009.

KREPUSKUL ( http://www.myspace.com/krepuskul) s-a infiintat in 2005 si, dupa ce a trecut prin multe schimbari, a ajuns acum la o formula de 3 oameni. In decursul celor trei ani baietii au abordat mai multe genuri muzicale, toate legate intre ele de stilul metal. Combinand in principal death, thrash, hardcore, putin industrial, dar si cate putin din alte genuri total diferite de acestea, au creat o muzica variata, expresiva, in care sa se poata regasi fiecare ascultator. Intr-o trupa de experimental, normalitatea, banalitatea nu-si are locul, iar scopul este sa se creeze un gen aparte, o muzica diferita, prin comuniunea (si in acelasi timp antiteza) dintre metal si nemetal, dintre dur si melodic, dintre vechi si nou.

Krepuskul au in prezent un album, Umbre de Vise (autoprodus) disponibil pe format multimedia cd (discul include primul videoclip al trupei, poze, mp3 etc.), iar in prezent lucreaza la al doilea. In aproape cei 2 ani de activitate live, au acumulat peste 50 de concerte, fiind apreciati in mod deosebit atat in tara, dar mai ales in Italia, in turneul lor, Transylvanian Alliance Tour Pt.1 alaturi de Riul Doamnei (Verona). Au participat la numeroase festivaluri in tara, fiind in continua ascensiune. In toamna 2008 au avut primul turneu propriu, Umbre de Vise Experimental Tour 2008, ce a cuprins aprox 25 concerte in toata tara. Au mai cantat alaturi de Crematory, Lake of tears,  Parricide, The Claymore, Rasta, Sacramental Blood, Grimegod, Dakon, Abnormyndeffect etc. In 7 feb au deschis concertul Sepultura din Bucuresti, Sala Polivalenta, precum si recitalul trupei poloneze Hate din Cluj, 18 feb.

In prezent baietii lucreaza la cel de-al doilea material discografic, intitulat Game Over si pregatesc un turneu, Game Over European Tour 2009, ce va cuprinde concerte in Polonia, Ungaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Italia, Franta, Germania, Belgia si Olanda.

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Promo video

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