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Mortuary Drape 1986 – 2016: 30 years of history, 30 years lived without any compromises and unleashing some essential albums for the development of the most extreme international underground metal scene.
The Scandinavian black metal scene owes something to monumental albums such as "Into the Drape," "All the Witches Dance," "Mourn Path," "Secret Sudaria," and so on.
Mortuary Drape has decided to celebrate thsi 30th anniversary with a very special show. Many Italian and international important guests will take part in the event sharing the stage with the band to pay homage to Mortuary Drape history. Besides the concert there will be also many collateral events that will combine music, art and show. The band comments:
"We’re working on something terribly dark, and for now you have only to know that the date to save on your calendar is Saturday November 12th, 2016. The location will be in Alessandria (North of Italy), band’s birthplace very close to Milano, Genova and Torino, the main airports. We will give you more details also about the first confirmed guests, surprises and special events as soon as possible!" More...
Italian metal stronghold Iron Tyrant is tremendously proud to announce that a deal has been made with Mortuary Drape to release the band’s next full-length LP/CD this Autumn.
The album, the title of which is still undisclosed, is the band’s first in 10 years, and the first one to see founder Wildness Perversion return to drum duties since the black metal classic "All the Witches Dance" in 1995. According to the founder, the album "sounds 100% Mortuary Drape."
A release date for Mortuary Drape's next album shall be announced imminently, as well as the title, cover, and track listing.
Sweden's Shining has revealed the artwork for the band's upcoming split with Mortuary Drape as well as posting a teaser for a new track.
Titled “In the Eerie Cold Where All the Witches Dance” and set for release on Primitive Art Records, the 7” vinyl will contain an exclusive track from each of the bands. The two tracks will only be released on the split and will not appear on any album.
Commenting about the Shining track on the original announcement of the split, front man and founder Niklas Kvarforth said: “In 1998 a song was written which was intended for inclusion on our first album. However, somehow we were not able to record it properly, which forced us to re-record 'Endless Solitude' instead. At the next Abyss session we faced the same problem and after that, the then-titled 'One With The Endless,' was left out as we were certain the song had a curse written all over it. Quite recently, we gave it a third shot, and this time the curse was embraced instead of the opposite. A strange phenomena reinventing itself in every way possible, and, for some odd reason, no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t write any suitable lyrics, and once again considered leaving it be. I did however have a very close friend of mine in the studio who not only came up with a new lyrical theme for the song but was also given my full blessings to sing it." More...
Italy's Mortuary Drape will reissue two classic albums on CD and vinyl through Peaceville Records in 2013, starting with "Tolling 13 Knell" on May 27th, plus "Buried in Time" to follow June/July. Each release has been fully remastered, with work overseen by the band, including bonus tracks on each release, along with an updated layout.
"It's a great pleasure that Peaceville Records have taken these two reissues into consideration. I personally thank Paul and all the label's staff," said long-standing and sole-remaining member, Wildness Perversions. "I've enriched these two re-releases with new bonus tracks and unpublished photos. I have also taken care of the reissues' layouts myself, trying to make them more captivating. I'm also sure that now they could have a better distribution, wider than before, satisfying all our fans all over the world which with the previous printings couldn't get these parts of our discography.
"We are looking to release a 'best-of' album containing songs from all our records, and the new album (played by the new line-up) is going to be finished in April 2013. Stay tuned on our websites to know more about all our new releases and to check out the next gigs." More...
Italian occult black metal act Mortuary Drape has checked in with the following announcement about gearing up to record a new album:
"Hi Drape's disciples... We can proudly confirm that we are going to record the new album. Wildness Perversion finished to record the drum parts at Authoma Studios in Alessandria (Italy). The new album is going to have a tracklist of 10 brand new songs.
"DC (lead guitar), SR (lead guitar), and SC (bass guitar) have almost finished the last arrangements so the recording sessions are planned at the end of September for the bass and in October for the guitars. Stay tuned for other news."
For more info on Mortuary Drape, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.
The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012. Tickets are still on sale for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with Thursday is sold out.
The final lineup is confirmed and the running order and set times have been announced as follows:
Thursday, May 24th - Entrance opens at 4:00 pm
Extermination Angel - 4:45 - 5:10
Die Pigeon Die - 5:25 - 5:50
Needful Things - 6:05 - 6:40
Rorschach - 6:55 - 7:40
Dying Fetus - 7:55 - 8:40
Absu - 8:55 - 9:40
Eyehategod - 9:55 - 10:45
Agalloch - 11:00 - 12:00
Autopsy - 12:15 - end
Friday, May 25th - Entrance opens at 3:00 pm More...
Swedish metal act Valkyrja has checked in with the following announcement about performing at the upcoming Rites of Darkness 3 festival:
"Valkyrja have been confirmed for Rites of Darkness 3 (U.S.). The festival is held 09.12.2011 - 11.12.2011 and will mark the first Valkyrja appearance in the United States."
Other confirmed bands include Tribulation, Mortuary Drape, Antaeus, and Adorior. Additional details on the Rites of Darkness festival, which takes place in San Antonio Texas, can be found at this location.