|Pain forced to cancel shows||
Due to problems with the local promoter, PAIN are unfortunately forced to cancel the two Portuguese shows on the 1st of November (Porto) and the 2nd of November (Lisbon).
Main man Peter Tägtgren explains the situation as follows:
“We're very sorry to announce that we have been forced to cancel our two shows in Portugal on November 1st in Porto an November 2nd in Lisbon. As some of you may have noticed it's been difficult to find out when, where and how to get tickets for the shows. The local promoter has been hard to reach, and now we found out that he has cancelled one of the shows without even talking to us first or letting us know after. Because of these uncertain conditions we decided to go out with this announcement. We were really looking forward to end the European part of the tour in Lisbon, and we're really sad that we can't come to Portugal this time.”
|Behemoth shows sold out||
Poland's kings of blackened death metal, BEHEMOTH, recently performed the first of a handful of dates leading up to the Metal Hammer Full of Hate Tour that kicks off Hamburg Germany February 9th.
BEHEMOTH frontman Nergal had this to say about the sold out shows: "Magick is back, my friends! We have our first 'rebirth' shows under our belt, moreover, both Poznan and Danzig were totally sold out and crowd's reactions went beyond anyone's expectations!
We have a special guest, Krzysztof Azarewicz introducing the band on stage, thanx mate! You are a true friend! Behemoth would like to thank every person that came down and shown their support.
It can't be underrated. We have few more shows to go…and then we're gonna take a deep breath before striking back the European stages in February. This is the ultimate manifest of our unconquerable will! Join us!"
Expect more tour info to be released shortly.
|Nuclear working on new album||
Chilean thrash band Nuclear is currently working on their 4th studio album, yet untitled. According to Nuclear.cl, a new writing process has begun for the follow-up of their 2010 album "Jehovirus" released via Australis Records / Sick Bangers Distribution. Promoting their latest release the band did a 1-month tour over Europe and received countless reviews from the specialized media allowing "Jehovirus" to be the top selling album of the band nowadays.
The band also issued that regardless of being at the starting point for this new record, it seems that it is going to be a very fast and dynamic album. They have scheduled to finish the composition around March-April 2012 and go to the studio right after that. "We have an idea on how the album might be, but it's too soon to tell 100%. Either way, fast tempos and strong criticism will always be included as ingredients in our recipe"
|Kells sign with Season of Mist||
Season of Mist just inked a deal with French symphonic metal band KELLS. After the success of 2008's "Lueurs" album, which was distributed by Season of Mist, it is time for KELLS to be an actual part of the label's roster. Bienvenue!
Singer Virginie comments: "After a 2-year collaboration as our distributor, we are very proud to announce that we are now a Season of Mist artist and that we have just signed an exclusive record deal with this record company for the European release of our third album. More info soon!"
KELLS' upcoming album has been tentatively scheduled for an early 2012 release.
|Kill Devil Hill sign with SPV||
KILL DEVIL HILL, the new project featuring acclaimed drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell, Dio) and bassist Rex Brown (Pantera, Down) have signed with SPV/Steamhammer. The band is rounded out by guitar slinger Mark Savon and killer vocalist Dew Bragg. Their debut album is tentatively scheduled for a March 2012 release.
Vinny Appice commented on signing to SPV and what people can expect from KILL DEVIL HILL: “We are a new band with the power, energy and history to stand out, create music and be successful. We are proud to be with SPV, a label with the same attitude, talent and drive!”
Bassist Rex Brown is equally excited about joining the SPV family: “It is with a great pleasure to be aboard the SPV Music Blanket. We are looking forward to a great new experience with a label that has put out many great metal records. Cheers!”
The still untitled release is being produced by Warren Riker who is best known for his work with Down, Corrosion of Conformity, Sublime, and Cathedral.
Olly Hahn (A&R Steamhammer/SPV) on signing KILL DEVIL HILL: "It`s a great pleasure to welcome KILL DEVIL HILL to the SPV family. It´s not only because of Rex Brown and Vinny Appice, mostly it`s because of their music and that they are a real band. Music wise they don`t neglect their past but they also give some fresh elements to our beloved music genre called Heavy Metal!"
KILL DEVIL HILL is currently taking a short break from the studio for a short US club tour starting October 2nd in Clifton , NJ . A complete list of dates is below:
10/2/11 Clifton , NJ @ Dingbatz
10/4/11 Morgantown , WV @ 123 Pleasant Street
10/5/11 Reading, PA @ Reverb
10/7/11 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
10/8/11 Spartanburg SC @ Ground Zero
10/9/11 Greensboro, NC @ Arizona Petes
10/13/11 Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music
10/14/11 Fort Worth, TX @ The Aardvark
10/15/11 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
10/19/11 San Antonio, TX @ Back Stage Live
10/20/11 Shreveport, LA @ Riverside Warehouse
10/21/11 Jackson, MS @ Club Fire
10/22/11 Lafayette, LA @ Grant Street Hall
10/25/11 Cookeville, TN @ Amps and Ramps
10/27/11 Kent, OH @ Outpost Concert Club
10/28/11 Columbus, OH @ Slapsy Maxie
10/29/11 Covington, KY @ The MaddHadder
10/31/11 Omaha, NE @ Chrome Lounge
11/2/11 Des Moines, IA @ The House of Bricks
11/3/11 Lincoln, NE @ Knickerbockers
11/4/11 Salina, KS @ Santa Fe Saloon
11/5/11 St Louis, MO @ Pitters Tavern
|Hull announce US tour dates||
In support of their upcoming Beyond The Lightless Sky full-length, set for North American release on October 11, 2011 via The End Records, Brooklyn sludge rock conjurers HULL today announce a near month-long U.S. tour. The journey is set to commence in Baltimore on October 23. From there the band will proceed to blow speakers in 19 cities before winding down in Philadelphia on November 20. HULL will be joined by The F*cking Wrath on select dates.
HULL Fall 2011 Tour:
10/23/2011 Golden West Cafe - Baltimore, MD *
10/24/2011 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA *
10/25/2011 Milestone - Charlotte, NC *
10/26/2011 Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA *
10/27/2011 Wormhole - Savannah, GA *
10/28/2011 The Snooze - West Palm Beach, FL *
11/01/2011 Siberia - New Orleans, LA *
11/02/2011 Brian Street Tavern - Dallas, TX *
11/03/2011 Red 7 FFF Kickoff Party - Austin, TX *
11/04/2011 Bash Riprocks - Lubbock, TX *
11/05/2011 The Open Source Project - Phoenix, AZ *
11/06/2011 Que Sara - Long Beach, CA *
11/07/2011 Vacation Vinyl (early show) - Los Angeles, CA
11/07/2011 Mountain Bar (late show) - Los Angeles, CA
11/08/2011 Hemlock Tavern - San Francisco, CA
11/10/2011 Highline - Seattle, WA
11/14/2011 Bar Deluxe - Salt Lake City, UT
11/15/2011 Old Curtis Street - Denver, CO
11/17/2011 Downtown - Little Rock, AR
11/19/2011 Nightlight - Chapel Hill, NC
11/20/2011 Johhny Brendas - Philadelphia, PA
* w/ The F*cking Wrath
In related news, the band will play a special record release party on October 10 at The Mercury Lounge in New York City. For further info, go to THIS LOCATION.
Hailing from the streets of Brooklyn, New York, HULL has yet again emerged with a creation to outlive the ages with latest saga, Beyond The Lightless Sky. Digging further into the past, the Mayan epic takes the listener through a division of two brothers and the struggles that they are faced with. One finds salvation amongst the stars and the wisdom of a stranger, while the other is mesmerized with the bloodthirsty belief of sacrifice and self mutilation. In silence lies a realm that exists outside the plane of fear.
|Alternative 4 to release new album||
The Brink is the new album by former Anathema mastermind Duncan Patterson, who set up the band Alternative 4 as a return to the use of electric instruments and more of a rock format for the first time since quitting Anathema in 1998.
Joining him are Argentinian drummer Mauro Frison and Mark Kelson on guitar and vocals, better known as the mainman of Australian rockersThe Eternal.
The rhythm section and piano parts were recorded in Cherry Lane studios in the heart of the Republic of Ireland, which has arguably the best live drum room in the country. Guitars, vocals, and synths recorded at NO 13 studio, Melbourne, Australia. And additional parts were finished off at TDA Studios, Lisbon, Portugal where the album was mixed.
Lyrically, The Brink takes a swipe at how a large proportion of people are not thinking for themselves, businessmen and general parasitic people who are like flies around shit at the smell of ‘success’, where peoples general wellbeing is taken out of the equation. Sheeple who need to be told what to think, which TV to buy, what ‘news’ to believe, what to eat, what to listen to, and put ‘celebrities’ on a pedestal without really knowing why. Patterson has documented some personal experiences with the music business and media brainwashing, obsessive ‘fans’ and the unhealthy attention that goes with it. Society is being dumbed-down at an alarming rate. Music is losing its value to a younger generation who know no better than to just follow. The front row at gigs these days is a sea of mobile camera phones, often being watched through the camera screen itself, with the owners anxious to get home to upload it onto the internet. The general sense on this album is the hope that we are on the brink of change. Or as the final lines read “This could go either way, it probably will..”.
Artist: ALTERNATIVE 4
Title: The Brink
Format: CD digipack / CD Limited
Label: Avantgarde Music
Release date: November 15th, 2011
|Strommoussheld enter studio||
Polish avantgarde metallers STROMMOUSSHELD have just finished the
pre-production process of their long awaited second full-lenght album
entitled "No Direction Home".
"We confirm the rumours about coming back to life as a real band. We
ended up putting together all the riffs and soundscapes we managed to
gather during all those fuckin' years. Now, when we have the vision of
this yet unborn bastard we may say the new album is going to be
something you would never expect from us!"
At the time the band is preparing to enter the studio and start
recording session! First tracks will be laid down in the Huge Studio
where the drums is going to be recorded, then the band will move to SH
Studio to record guitars, basses, and vocals. The production will be
taken care of Maels Strommo, band's vocalist and guitarist.
|Arrayan Path to release new album||
PITCH BLACK RECORDS is thrilled to announce the release of ARRAYAN PATH’s third album, which as previously announced will be titled “Ira Imperium”. A follow-up to last year’s highly acclaimed “Terra Incognita” (nominated for IMPALA’s European Independent Album of the Year Award) “Ira Imperium” can only be described with one word: MASTERPIECE! Fans of melodic epic power metal should brace themselves!
“Ira Imperium” features a guest appearance by the legendary Tony Martin (ex BLACK SABBATH) and also sees the return of Vagelis Maranis (SANVOISEN) lending his voice on several songs. The main voice throughout the album remains the same of course; that of Nicholas Leptos, the driving force behind ARRAYAN PATH whose unmistakable charismatic voice is the finishing touch to the brilliantly passionate sound of ARRAYAN PATH. Completing the lineup are Socrates Leptos and Alexis Kleidaras on guitars, Vagelis Maranis on bass, George Kallis on keyboards and Stefan Dittrich on drums.
Recorded and mixed at Maranis Studios in Germany, “Ira Imperium” is released worldwide on November 4th (November 7th in the UK) with a bonus track featured on the CD version. Also through major mp3 stores, while a limited edition will also be available for die-hard fans, details of which will be revealed later.
Subscribers to the Pitch Black Records mailing list already had the chance to check out an exclusive free download track off the album and that track is now available at http://www.pitchblackrecords.com. More free download tracks will be announced soon.
1. Dies Irae
2. Gnosis of Prometheus
3. Ira Imperium (The Damned)
4. Kiss of Kali
5. Katherine of Aragon
6. 77 Days 'til Doomsday
7. Emir of the Faithful
8. Hollow Eyes of Nefertiti
10. Lost Ithaca
11. I Sail Across the Seven Seas
12. The Fall of Mardonius
13. The Poet Aftermath (CD bonus)
|Diamond Plate go out on tour||
Chicago thrashers DIAMOND PLATE, who have just released their debut album, GENERATION WHY?, are preparing to kick off a US tour with fellow thrashers WARBRINGER and LAZARUS A.D. today, Saturday October 1st in Escondido, California.
DIAMOND PLATE have just wrapped up an extensive US tour supporting KITTIE, and despite having had less than a week to recuperate before the new tour, the band are still eager to get back on the road.
Don't miss DIAMOND PLATE on tour at the following shows:
DIAMOND PLATE w/ WARBRINGER, LAZARUS A.D., LANDMINE MARATHON
Oct. 01 - Escondido, CA - Metaphor Cafe
Oct. 02 - Simi Valley, CA - 118 West Studios
Oct. 03 - Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
Oct. 04 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
Oct. 05 - Las Vegas, NV - Cheyenne Saloon
Oct. 06 - Tempe, AZ - Clubhouse
Oct. 07 - Gallup, NM - The Juggernaut
Oct. 08 - Oklahoma City, OK - Pour House
Oct. 09 - Austin, TX - Emo's
Oct. 10 - New Orleans, LA - The Hangar
Oct. 11 - Tampa, FL - Brass Mug
Oct. 12 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Oct. 13 - Charlotte, NC - The Casbah
Oct. 14 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
Oct. 15 - Frederick, MD - Krug's Place
Oct. 16 - Kingston, NY - The Basement
Oct. 17 - Trenton, NJ - Championship Bar and Grill
Oct. 18 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
Oct. 19 - Albany, NY - Bogie's
Oct. 20 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theater
Oct. 21 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
Oct. 22 - Buffalo, NY - Broadway Joe's
Oct. 23 - Toronto, ON - Wreck Room
Oct. 24 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Oct. 25 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
Oct. 26 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4
Oct. 27 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's Rock Club
Oct. 29 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird
Oct. 30 - Kansas City, MO - The Beaumont Club
Oct. 31 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
Nov. 01 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
Nov. 02 - Sparks, NV - The Alley
Nov. 04 - Vancouver, BC - Funky Weatherbeans
Nov. 05 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Nov. 06 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
Nov. 07 - San Francisco, CA - Thee Parkside
|Wevering to release new album||
Underground blackened death metal trio WEVERIN are readying to release their fourth full-length, The Skeletons of Fallen Angels. The self-released, eight-track offering was recorded at Backrooms Studio in New Jersey and will see release via the band's website later this fall.
The Skeletons of Fallen Angels Track Listing:
1. As Spiders Drink From My Lips
2. Between The Raped and Sleeping
3. The Skeletons Of Fallen Angels
4. Of Nails And Spit
5. Liquid Suffering
6. Gears of Exile
7. Hanging Worship Disease
8. Praise Murder
WEVERIN was formed in 2004 and features within its ranks Buer (Gorlock, Biochaos), Harp (Phthisis) and Sxuperion (Valdur, Endless Blizzard). A mini tour with Cauterized is currently being booked. Further details to be announced soon.
|Norway's Shining to release live album||
Experimental Norwegian act SHINING will release Live Blackjazz in North America on January 17th. For the first time ever, the raw energy of the band's legendary live performances has been captured on tape in a setting organized solely by the band itself. Produced by the multi-talented front man Munkeby, and backed by the same mixing and mastering team as on their previous Blackjazz studio album, we could not get a truer version of what Blackjazz is meant to be. Straight from the horse's mouth, this is the new standard that bands will strive to match for the next 10 or 20 years to come.
"This is basically the 'Greatest Hits' album we have always dreamed of, now beautifully combined with breathtaking film footage vibrating with power. It feels good to know that people can now truly experience how much fire and effort we pour into our live shows. It could not have been better!" - Jørgen Munkeby
With all the blackness and all the humor, Live Blackjazz is the perfect display of a new genre rising. With all its technicality and all it' rough shooting from the hip. With the trademark meltdown guitar tones and the Bonham-reborn-as-an-android drumming. Finally we have the proof: the saxophone is the new Devil's instrument.
Produced by Munkeby
Mixed by Sean Beavan (Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Slayer)
Mastered by Tom Baker (Marilyn Manson, David Lynch, Nine Inch Nails)
Graded by John Cryer (Muse)
Film directed by Anders Børresen
SHINING's 2010 release Blackjazz was nominated for a Grammy in the band's home country, where the album reached #9 on the pop charts. The group recently performed at the Wacken Open Air festival and will support Devin Townsend -- with whom they also performed earlier this year -- next month in London. The New York Times has called them a "radioactive alloy of jazz and black metal," while All Music Guide called Blackjazz "an astonishing blend of industrial, metal, free jazz and raw electronic noise...the kind of album artists will be striving to equal for years to come."
|Ptahil to release debut album||
Conceived from the minds of multi-instrumentalists Mhaghnuis and Luathca, PTAHIL's uncompromising full-length debut, For His Satanic Majesty’s Glory, is slated for release via new label home, Wraith Productions on November 14, 2011. Composed and recorded in complete adversarial ritual, For His Satanic Majesty’s Glory is a transmigration through chaotic boundaries never before unveiled and an imposing assault of Satanic black/punk/doom metal on the senses.
For His Satanic Majesty’s Glory Track Listing:
1. The Great Satan
2. For His Satanic Majesty's Glory
3. The Black Fire
5. Regards Foreman Exu
6. The Black Flag Of Total Death
8. World Ablaze
9. The Gate To The Kliphotic Anti-World
|Scarlet Records launch Bakerteam Records||
Scarlet Records has created and launched its own partner label, Bakerteam Records, which aims in discovering and offering support to the best talents of the hard rock & heavy metal international scene. The new label will benefit from all the distribution channels and promotional tools that have made Scarlet one of the most established labels out there, focusing primarily on up and coming sensations that aspire worldwide exposure.
The first two Bakerteam releases will be debut albums from Israeli band Red Rose (25 October 2011) and Italian band The Ritual (14 November 2011).
Red Rose blends Melodic Hard Rock, Classic Heavy Metal and Pomp Rock keyboards in an elegant and refined shape in the vein of Royal Hunt. Recorded at Jailhouse Studios with renowned Danish producer Tommy Hansen (Helloween, Jorn), ‘Live The Life You've Imagined’ is a thrilling and memorable record from the first to the very last song.
Always in perfect balance between aggression and melody, The Ritual is a Power/Thrash Metal monster “contaminated” by modern Metal gods such as Avenged Sevenfold and Bullet For My Valentine. ‘Beyond The Fragile Horizon’, graced with a beautiful cover artwork by Nerve Design (Threshold, Nile, Legion Of The Damned, Vision Divine), is the Heavy Metal revelation of the year thanks to the contagious vehemence of its ten songs produced and mixed by Federico Pennazzato (Sadist, Secret Sphere) and mastered by Simone Mularoni (DGM, Empyrios).
|Sirenia announce South American tour||
Norwegian symphonic gothic metallers SIRENIA have announced another tour through South America for October/November 2011. Mastermind Morten Veland states:
“SIRENIA are very pleased to be touring in South America again. This time we will visit the following countries: Mexico, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. It will be our first time in Chile and Peru, always great and exciting to visit new countries on our tours. We’ve visited the other countries in the past, and we have great memories from these shows. The tour dates are listed below. We hope to see you all there. Cheers!”
So make sure not to miss SIRENIA on their
South America Tour 2011
23 October 2011 Mexico Df - Venue Circo Volador, Mexico
25 October 2011 Venue Teatro Voce, Lima, Peru
27 October 2011 Rock y Guitarras, Santiago, Chile
28 October 2011 Teatro Colegiales, Buenos Aires, Argentina
29 October 2011 Blackmore Rock Bar, São Paulo, Brazil
30 October 2011 Music Hall, Curitiba, Brazil
01 November 2011 TBA, Brazil
02 November 2011 Venue Recreativo Caxiense,Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The band’s latest album “The Enigma Of Life” was released via Nuclear Blast in January of this year.
|Rage reveal new album plans||
After more than 18 months of constant touring through about 20 different countries over the course of their current album “Strings To A Web“, Peavy, Victor and Andre of RAGE have now started writing songs for the follow-up record. The recordings will take place from mid-October on in the Twilight Hall Studios, Grefrath under the time-proven direction of Charlie Bauerfeind (SAXON, BLIND GUARDIAN, HAMMERFALL, HELLOWEEN et al.). As a direct consequence of the decision to release orchestral compositions under the banner of the project LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTER in the future (the first album release is scheduled for 2012), the guys will fully concentrate on their metallic fortes on the 21st record within the band’s history. Therefore, one can justifiably look forward to the hardest RAGE album to date. The release is planned for March of 2012. Watch out for it!|
|Sinner hit the charts||
The legendary hard rockers around mastermind Mat Sinner have just secured position #65 in Germany´s official album chart. Congratulations!
But unfortunately the SINNER / Voodoo Circle tour has to be postponed:
"The „Sins & Voodoo“ tour has to be postponed to December. We‘re terribly sorry, but it‘s unavoidable since Mat broke a rib incl. a heavy bruise and can not to travel, play and sing for at least four weeks.
What a bummer, though….. we’ve just released ONE BULLET LEFT, the overall reaction is awesome and we were looking forward to the concerts. „The Three Musclebeers“ Alex, Alex & Christof were working on the three-guitar-arrangements, the setlist is done, the on-stage-bar prepared and crew alerted.......
But there‘s already a new set of dates and our agency is currently working on more dates!"
These are the new dates:
26.11. D – Hamburg – Markthalle (VC @ AFM festival)
30.11. D - Bruchsal - Fabrik
01.12. D - Geiselwind - Music Hall Strohofer
02.12. CH - Buelach - Stadthalle (Sinner only, with Whitesnake)
03.12. AT - Woergl - Komma
04.12. D - Burglengenfeld - VA Zentrum
06.12. D - Augsburg - Spectrum
07.12. D - Stuttgart - Roehre
08.12. D - Recklinghausen - Vest Arena
09.12. D - Andernach - Juze
10.12. D - Karlsruhe - Knockout Festival (Voodoo Circle only)
|The Amity Affliction sign with Roadrunner||
New York, NY: Roadrunner Records is pleased to announce the signing of The Amity Affliction, easily one of the most head-turning and exciting hard rock bands to come barreling out of Australia. The band has scorched a trail Down Under and is now poised to stake its claim in the U.S. Roadrunner will release Youngbloods digitally on Oct. 25 and the band will head back into the studio in early 2012 to record the follow up with Youngbloods producer Machine (Lamb of God, Cobra Starship, Suicide Silence.)
The Amity Affliction's humble origins date back six years ago in a small town in Queensland, Australia. With an industrial sized bucket of elbow grease, the band became a fixture on the local touring circuit. The Amity Affliction quickly ascended the ranks and became one of the best-loved bands in Oz. Armed with cheeky song titles, a party attitude and the type of aggressive and forward- thinking metal that will simultaneously make you think while putting hair on your chest, The Amity Affliction deliver a poignant message encased in mosh-worthy anthems.
"Ever since I can remember in Amity we've been dreaming big: big tours, big shows, big crowds, but never in our wildest dreams did we ever think something this big would come around," frontman Joel Birch said. "Signing to Roadrunner worldwide is almost beyond a dream come true, because there's no way any of us would have ever dreamed of being able to achieve something this monumental."
Birch continued, "We're proud to be added to such an incredible roster of bands, and having already spent time with some of the team at the label, we're excited to become a part of the larger Roadrunner family. This is a massive step forward for us as a band, and one we're going to be pouring all our energy into in the future."
The band's most recent album Youngbloods debuted at No. 6 on the Album Charts in Australia and went on to get unprecedented nominations for Best Hard Rock Performance at both the ARIA and IMA Awards. Following extensive touring overseas and an early evening slot on Soundwave 2011, the band returned to headline Australian in late May, selling 15,000+ tickets over the course of eight shows, including 4500 tickets at their Brisbane homecoming at the outdoor Riverstage arena. Youngbloods was voted Best Album of 2011 on Triple J’s Short Fast Loud program and in Blunt Magazine, where they notched for their third cover in 18 months. That issue lands this coming October.
Clearly, The Amity Affliction have canvassed their native land. Now it's time for the rest of the world to catch on.
|The Prophecy break new ground||
Yorkshire Prog Doom Death Metallers The Prophecy made history in August by becoming the first band from the United Kingdom to play in Cuba. The band are also the only band ever to play doom in the country. Participating in this years Brutalfest tour, a string of touring festival dates across the country organised by David Chapet (brutal Breakdown records) and Yuri Ávila (Directora Agencia Cubana de Rock), the band played dates in Havana, Pinar Del Rio, Matanzas, Santa Clara and Camaguey.
Also upcoming tour with Saturnus and Esoteric - UK Gigs 2011:
Doom over England - Saturnus, Esoteric, The Prophecy
Fri 21 October, The Masque, Liverpool
Sat 22 October, The Old Bell, Derby
Sun 23 October, The Purple Turtle, London Doom Over London II
The Great Exhibition - The Prophecy, Old Corpse Road, Northern Oak, Eibon LaFuries
Friday 18th November, The Snooty Fox, Wakefield
Saturday 19th November, The Old Bell, Derby
Friday 25th November, The Corporation Sheffield
Saturday 26th November, The Unicorn, London
|The Way of Purity to release new album||
After less than one year following to the release of debut album "Crosscore", TWOP will record the awaited follow up during this summer. Tentative release schudule is set for December 2011 for Japan and January 2012 for Europe.
The band itself issued a statement:
"during the summer we started recording our new album between Europe and USA. Our second "chapter" will be titled "Equate" and will feature 11 new songs (2 bonus tracks will be added on the Japanese version). We truly believe that this very long and complex songwriting process has lead us to a new vision of our music, due to both introduction of massive melodic parts and claustrophobic explosions of violence and darkness. The extreme mix of DoomCore and New Wave is the key to understand "EQUATE" and everyone not looking far will fail. Depressive moods are created to succumb in front of the violence of reaction: every song structure is meant
to have this further signification. A big work has been done on lyrics too and our message is becoming even more effective day by day. Number "11" in the cover artwork represents 1 against 1 so animal against human, the album is titled EQUATE. The Anti-Human symbols come from a long study and have been trasmitted to us by the powers of nature. We will not issue any further press release until the album will be ready since song titles, artwork, release dates, cooperations will be revealed directly with the first song preview around october. A studio diary will be updated on our facebook and youtube pages. Subconsciously you may equate ... Become fearless"
The band will be on tour in UK from October the 15th to October the 31st.