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Croatian act Gorthaur's Wrath, which was covered in one of the black metal editions of our "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column, has posted a video clip online of the band performing a new song live. Check out "Birth of Sin" in the player below. Gorthaur's Wrath commented on the clip:
"New song live version online! Here it is, an exclusive clip from the Zadar Metalfest show and a preview of the new song 'Birth of Sin' from the upcoming album 'War for Heaven.' More news coming soon!" More...
Croatian extreme metal band Gorthaur's Wrath is more than happy and proud to announce the new full-time member Ralf Conrad for rhythm guitar. The band issued the following statement:
"Like Ross Feratu (lead guitarist) Conrad also comes from Germany. He played in several German Death and Modern Metal bands e.g. Last One Dying, Battlesword and Louis Cypher and will be the perfect shredder on the second six-strings.
"Gorthaur's Wrath will perform live with Ralf Conrad at the Metalfest in Zadar, Croatia for the very first time.
"The band will present as well the new line-up as several new songs from the upcoming album 'War For Heaven,' which will be tracked in May at Woodshed Studios in Germany by V. Santura (Dark Fortress, Triptykon)."
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Gorthaur’s Wrath is an absolutely no-holds barred black metal act hailing from Croatia that’s as dark and evil as they come, but still devastatingly heavy. The band is a bit like a Behemoth that went a more black metal route instead heading into death metal, and the group is currently in the process of working on the follow-up to the 2011 album “Ritual IV.”
The new album is shaping up for some higher profile sonic destruction, as the band managed to recruit Triptykon's Norman Lonhard for the recording sessions, but due to scheduling conflicts he has now dropped out and is being replaced by German drummer Christian Bass. While awaiting what Gorthaur’s Wrath has in store, you can check out two songs from “Ritual IV” below or find more via the band’s Facebook profile.
“The Devil Speaks”
Gorthaur's Wrath had previously announced that Triptykon's Norman Lonhard would be appearing on the band's new album. The group has now issued the following update about Lonhard being unavailable for the recording and recruiting a new guest drummer:
"Much sought after German drummer Christian Bass (White Eyes, ex-Der Weg Einer Freiheit, Night In Gales, Heaven Shall Burn-Live) will join Gorthaur’s Wrath in the studio for the recordings of the band’s upcoming album 'War For Heaven' on a yet-undisclosed label.
"He is also involved in writing the drum part and so being part of the whole record. This is a top addition to the band’s ranks and another great step for Gorthaur’s Wrath to release a top new album later this year.
"Christian Bass will also exclusively appear live with Gorthaur’s Wrath at the Metalfest in Zadar/Croatia where the band will present new songs and the new line up on stage for the first time.
"Chris is replacing Norman Lonhard (Triptykon, Pigeon Toe) who can’t join us, as posted earlier, because of his schedule."
Gorthaur's Wrath split with drummer "Grind Artillery" last month, and the band has now issued the following announcement about tapping Norman Lonhard for the recording of a new album:
"Leading German extreme metal drummer Norman Lonhard (Triptykon/Pigeon Toe) is going to join Gorthaur's Wrath in the studio for the upcoming album recording.
"This will be the second studio album of Gorthaur's Wrath, named 'War For Heaven,' which is set to be recorded in May 2012 at Woodshed Studios in Germany by V.Santura (Dark Fortress, Triptykon).
"The first upcoming live band appearance and exclusive presentation of the new songs will be at Zadar metalfest 2012 in Croatia."
Croatian band Gorthaur's Wrath has checked in with the following update about parting ways with drummer Grind Artillery:
"A.Janko aka Grind Artillery was forced to leave the band because of the serious health issues. We wish him good luck with recovery and his upcoming battles. The new drummer will be announced soon."
Gorthaur's Wrath also recently announced the band's new album will be titled "War For Heaven," and the concept album will feature 13 tracks. Recording is set to begin in April of 2012 at Woodshed studios in Germany. Further details will be announced as they are made available.
Gorthaur's Wrath has checked in with the following announcement about the band's upcoming "War For Heaven" album:
"After making one of the hardest decisions in the history of the band the choice has been made for V.Santura (Dark Fortress, Triptykon), among many other influential individuals, to produce and mix the new Gorthaur's Wrath album.
"Santura previously worked on production of such bands as: Triptykon, Dark fortress, Pestilence, Obscura, Secrets of the moon, Thulcandra, Winterhorde and many other.
"The title of the new album is 'War for heaven' and it will be a concept album featuring thirteen songs. There will be a few interesting guest as well, which names are yet to be revealed.
"The recording will take place in April 2012 at Woodshed studios in Germany. In the meantime the first four songs have already been recorded in pre-production at Kryn studio in band's home town Rijeka."
Croatian band Gorthaur's Wrath is currently working on a new album set to be released sometime in 2012. The band has checked in with the following update about the album's cover artwork:
"We are proud to announce that Timo Wuerz, prominent German artist who is known for his work regarding the Marvel comics among many other achievements, will be standing behind the conceptual artwork for the upcoming album of Gorthaur's wrath. The album title will be revealed soon!"
To check out Gorthaur's Wrath and listen to tracks available for streaming online, head over to the band's MySpace page.
Croatian act Gorthaur's Wrath has issued the following announcement about working on a new album:
"Gorthaur's Wrath is busy with working on the new songs for the upcoming album set to be released in early 2012. At the same time the album 'Ritual IV' is being remixed by various Croatian DJs.
"Most of the songs will be made by Croatian DJ. Ogi and released later this year. Meanwhile, we'll give you a small insight into remixing with this song remixed and mastered by Mass Hypnosis from Zagreb. Enjoy!"
A remixed version of the song "Pleasures of the Flesh" can also be heard in the player below.
Gorthaur's Wrath recently announced several lineup changes, including the loss of the band's guitarist and bassist. The band has now issued the following announcement about recruiting a new guitarist/song writer:
"Bjorn Fehl AKA Ross Feratu is a new Gorthaur's Wrath guitarist and song writer. Bjorn is famous for his accomplishments with such bands as: The Spook (German's first Horror-Rock band), Black Omen (occult death metal project featuring members of Cradle of Filth, Massacre and Grave Wax), and Ramonstars (Ramones Tribute band). The first new song and the new album title will be revealed soon!"
You can also listen to several tracks available for streaming through the Gorthaur's Wrath MySpace music profile.
Gorthaur's Wrath has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with the band's bassist and guitar player:
"Line up news! Gorthaur's Wrath have parted ways with Moric and Krvolok. We wish them all the best on their new paths and projects. The new bass player is Mara from Xanadu and new guitar player will be announced soon!"
You can also check out the band's music through the official Gorthaur's Wrath MySpace profile. Additional details on the band's new guitarist will be announced as they are made available.
Croatian metal act Gorthaur's Wrath has issued the following update about upcoming tour dates:
"Austrian tour dates! Wien, Salzburg and Graz you were fucking amazing! See you very fucking soon! Jena yesterday fucking awesome as well! Germany here we come! Tonight the gates of hell opens in Hirsch!"
The band's currently announced dates are as follows:
Feb 8 Röhre Stuttgart, Baden-Würt, DE
Feb 9 Steinbruch Theater Darmstadt, Germany
Feb 10 Marx Hamburg, Germany
Feb 11 Zollhaus Leer, Germany
Feb 12 Roxy Flensburg, Germany
Feb 13 Underground w/ Story Of The Year Cologne, Germany
Feb 15 Meier Music Hall Braunschweig, Niedersach, DE
Feb 16 Jazzhaus Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Würt, DE
Feb 17 Backstage Werk, Munich, GERMANY
Feb 18 Eventhalle L.A. Live-Style Cafe - The Freakshow Cham, Bayern, DE
Feb 19 Z7 Pratteln, CH
Feb 20 Biebob Vosselaar, BE