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Below is our complete Mortuary Drape news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Mortuary Drape Reveals Cover Art For New DVD

On November 2nd, occult black metal legends Mortuary Drape will release a DVD of a very unique 30th Anniversary show. Today the band reveals the cover artwork and a video trailer for what is titled "Mortuary Drape - 30th Anniversary Concert (1986-2016)."

The show took place in Alessandria on November 12, 2016, and featured some special guests that shared the stage with the band: Erik Danielsson (Watain), AC Wild (Bulldozer), Andy “Bull” Panigada (Bulldozer), Al De Noble (Death SS and Secret Sphere), and Aphazel (Ancient).

The DVD “30th Anniversary Show” will feature the entire gig - over 2 hours and 20 minutes in length. Pre order your special copy by emailing: info@mortuary13drape.com.

The track listing is:

Mortuary Drape
Crepuscolar Whisper
Atral Bewitchment
Dance of Spirits
Chain / Medium Mortem
Larve More...

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Mortuary Drape Releasing 30th Anniversary DVD

On November 2nd, occult black metal legends Mortuary Drape will release a DVD of the band's unique 30th anniversary show.

The show took place in Alessandria on November 12th, 2016, and some special guests shared the stage with the band such as Erik Danielsson (Watain), AC Wild (Bulldzoer), Andy “Bull” Panigada (Bulldozer), Al De Noble (Secret Sphere), and Aphazel (Ancient).

The DVD simply titled “30th Anniversary Show” will feature the entire 2 hour and 20 minutes gig. Pre order your special copy by contacting info[at]mortuary13drape.com. The DVD's set list is as follows:

Mortuary Drape
Crepuscolar Whisper
Atral Bewitchment
Dance of Spirits
Chain / Medium Mortem
Who Calls Me
Fallen Angel (Bulldozer)
Welcome Death (Bulldozer)
Vengeance from Beyond
Obsessed by Necromancy
Dreadful Discovery
1600 Gnostic Year

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Mortuary Drape Announces Anniversary Guests

More great guests have been confirmed for the Mortuary Drape 30th anniversary show. Besides Erik Danielsson (Watain) and AC Wild (Bulldozer), Andy “Bull” Panigada (Bulldozer), Al De Noble (Death SS / Secret Sphere), and Aphazel (Ancient) will take part in the show and even more guests are still to be announced.

Tickets for the show can be bought in advance (12 €) sending an email to info[at]mortuary13drape.com and will also be available at the door. Details on the show are as follows:

Saturday 12/11/2016
LAB - Via Piave, 65 Alessandria (Italy) More...

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Venom Inc. Touring Europe October 2016

Venom Inc. are hitting Europe in October with support from death metal legends Vital Remains and Italian underground cult black metallers Mortuary Drape, who will be celebrating their 30th anniversary with an absolute classic set.

They will be joined by Brazilian old school death metal outfit Nervochaos and Australian thrashers Desecrator. States Venom Inc.'s press-release:

"After more than 20 years and for reasons that will become apparent, along with repeated fan requests, we introduce ...VENOM.INC - IRON & STEEL!

"Following on from the much acclaimed Prime Evil album era and in the great tradition of VENOM, the three protagonists continue to brew the cauldron......

"MANTAS - THE DEMOLITION MAN – ABADDON Are BACK! With a FULL and CLASSIC VENOM set plus NEW album tracks! It is time to set the record straight and give back what was lost. Welcome to the beginning of the end!"

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Mortuary Drape Celebrating 30th Anniversary

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...

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Mortuary Drape To Release New Album

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.

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Shining Reveals Split Artwork

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...

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Mortuary Drape Albums To Be Reissued

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...

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Mortuary Drape To Record New Album

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.

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MDF 2012 Full Lineup And Set Times Announced

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

Main room
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...

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Valkyrja To Play Rites Of Darkness Festival

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.

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