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On August 12th in North America, Germany's death metal band Morgoth, which reunited in 2011 for the 20th anniversary of the "Cursed" album and documented the return via the "Cursed To Live" live album / DVD from 2012, will release a 7" EP / digital single entitled "God Is Evil," featuring two brand new tracks.
Morgoth comments: "Finally, after 17 years, we have some new tunes to share with you. We are excited about the nearing release of the 'God Is Evil' single, which contains the title track as well as the song 'Die As Deceiver.' These two brand-new songs are meant to be a first teaser for our upcoming album 'Ungod,' which we will be recording later this year for a release early 2015 via Century Media Records."
The artwork for "God Is Evil" was created by Costin Chioreanu. Stay tuned for more news about this release coming soon. You can also catch the band live: More...
This fall in Europe Bolt Thrower will be touring with support from Morgoth, while select shows will also feature Soulburn, Incantation, and Vallenfyre. Bolt Thrower comments:
"We've completed the line-up for the tour and we've got some killer bands joining us. We already have Morgoth on board, and now we can also announce Soulburn, Incantation and Vallenfyre will be joining us for selected shows! Looking forward to hanging out with old friends again and meeting new ones."
Bolt Thrower / Morgoth / Soulburn:
21.09: Germany, Bremen – Schlachthof
22.09: Germany, Essen – Weststadthalle (moved from the Turock!)
23.09: Germany, Berlin – SO36
Bolt Thrower / Morgoth / Incantation:
24.09: Czech Rep, Prague – Roxy
25.09: Austria, Vienna – Arena
26.09: Germany, Munich – Backstage
2709: Switzerland, Lyss - Carnage Feast
28.09: Germany, Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal More...
Morgoth has checked in with the following announcement about recording a new album and gearing up for tour dates:
"We are happy to announce that we will be touring Europe with the mighty Bolt Thrower in September / October. This marks the first proper tour for Morgoth since 1997 and will be a killer package for all of you Death Metal maniacs!
"And yes, the rumours are true….Morgoth is currently in the studio working on new material. We decided to team up with Jörn Michutta at Sound Division Tonstudio in Sundern, Germany for these sessions and the results are sounding seriously heavy.
"The atmosphere and the creativity within the band have been inspiringly good in these past reunion years since 2011, so naturally new ideas started to come up. As consequence, we decided to take some months off from playing shows and properly focus on songwriting.
"We expect to already have a brand-new single out before the tour, so stay tuned for more news and details soon…and see you on tour!" More...
Italy's Cripple Bastards has been confirmed for the upcoming Obscene Extreme Festival. The following press release was also issued about the appearance:
"You could say this is a 'grindcore hat-trick' as it is the third OEF appearance in 2014 for Italian hate mob Cripple Bastards after headlining the insane Obscene Extreme Asia in Tokyo and Obscene Extreme Australia in Melbourne earlier this year. But if you really want to see the Bastards play at home, then Obscene Extreme Trutnov is the grounds for the final massacre. They have been blasting the shit on stage since the festival's birth back in 1999 and raised the most infernal stage diving pits for countless times through the years that followed.
"26 years after their conception Cripple Bastards still hold the banner high as Italy's most hostile and aggressive grind/hardcore unit around. With one foot firmly in the past and all the vicious savagery of manic fast 80's hardcore extremity, Cripple Bastards are also charging forwards. With bloodshot eyes and a rabid 'get out and bite them' attitude, this band are ready to introduce their brand new 2014 full length 'Nero In Metastasi' on Relapse Records and they will consolidate their ongoing mission of bringing nihilistic, fuck-you-all, grinding hatred to every corner of an underserving mankind. Cripple Bastards will also be introducing for the first time ever on Trutnov's Battlefield their 5 piece line-up with new axeman Wild Vitto on second guitar which will only enhance their wall of hate/grind fury!"
The Obscene Extreme festival will be taking place from July 16th - 20th, with ticket information available at this location. Now the festival has announced several new additions to the lineup, including Brutal Truth and Morgoth. The festival organizers comment:
"Few bands represent Obscene Extreme as fully as US grind legends Brutal Truth – they've weathered break-ups and line-up changes, but never once have they halted in their mission to keep pushing the bleeding edge of grindcore.
"Never complacent, each steamroller of Brutal Truth album has furthered their sound and moved the goalposts for the whole damn genre in the process. Now bassist, founding member and extreme metal champion Dan Lilker approaches his 50th birthday, he's stepping back from music and his baby - Brutal Truth - will be no more.
"When the band returned in 2006, it was Obscene Extreme the following year that welcomed them back as very personification of the festival. Now, seven years later we'll bid them farewell with one final performance. Obscene Extreme 2014 – this promises to be unforgettable!!!
"Another band that will be stepping out onto the Obscene Extreme stage this year will be fathers of the German death metal scene, the mighty Morgoth. Originally split in 1998 after only three albums - the coffin-lid hammering of 1991's ‘Cursed,’ 1993's forward-thinking ‘Odium’ and their most divisive albums ever, 1995's post-punk ‘Feel Sorry For The Fanatic.’ More...
Germany's notorious death metal outfit Morgoth has finally released the band's catalog digitally for fans in North America.
In addition to the now classic "Cursed," "Odium," and "Feel Sorry For The Fanatic," the band's two legendary EPs, "Resurrection Absurd" and "The Eternal Fall," are also available as one album bundle. The digital release track listings are as follows:
"Resurrection Absurd" (1989) / "The Eternal Fall" (1990)
1. Dictated Deliverance
2. The Travel
3. The Afterthought
4. Selected Killing
5. Lies Of Distrust
6. Burnt Identity
7. Female Infanticide
8. White Gallery
9. Pits Of Utumno
10. Eternal Sanctity More...
This years edition of the the Eindhoven Metal Meeting will take place from December 12th - 14th, 2013.
The festival's organizers have now checked in with the following announcement about adding more bands to the bill:
"Tiamat, Elvenking featuring Martin Walkyier's Skyclad, Brutal Truth, In Solitude, The Rotted, Centurian, entrapment and Sound Storm have been added to our bill!
The Barge To Hell is just days away from departure and final band announcements are being made. The cruise sets sail Monday, December 3rd, 2012 from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas and returns on Friday, December 7th, 2012.
Just announced are Novembers Doom, Vital Remains, Brujeria and underground acts Abiotic, Zanthropya Ex, and Dark Sermon. The organizers also report that both the German and Canadian incarnations of Necronomicon will be in attendance.
With the announcement comes some bad news that Six Feet Under has had to cancel their appearance due to a scheduling conflict with their studio and needing to have their new album delivered in time.
You can still book a trip on the Barge To Hell.
The lineup is as follows: More...
Departing in less than a month, two more bands have been announced for the Barge to Hell: Grave and Bonded By Blood. The Barge to Hell sets sail Monday, December 3rd, 2012 from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas and returns on Friday, December 7th, 2012.
The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...
With a month before boarding the Barge to Hell left, the organizers have announced two more bands: metal supergroup Lock Up, featuring Nicholas Barker on drums (ex-Cradle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir), Shane Embury on bass (Napalm Death), Anton Reisenegger on guitar (Criminal), and Tomas Lindberg on vocals (At The Gates, Disfear) and Nachtmystium.
Also announced was the cancellation of BELPHEGOR. Stated the organizers: "We tried our best to work something out, but regrettably must confirm that they won't be part of BARGE TO HELL. We will make sure that we have a suitable replacement."
The Barge to Hell sets sail Monday, December 3rd, 2012 from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas and returns on Friday, December 7th, 2012.
The lineup is shaping up as follows, with a dozen more bands yet to be announced: More...
In regards to the recent reunion and future of the band, German death metallers Morgoth have issued the following announcement:
"After all the great experiences we made on the 'Cursed Reunion' so far, the time is now come to have a closer look at the past 18 months of Morgoth's comeback, which has successfully re-connected us with many old friends as well as also a lot of new fans...
"Summer Breeze and Brutal Assault marked the last two festival appearances which we had scheduled as part of this long journey through time. This reunion has been an amazing run, truly full of awesome experiences which we will cherish for a very long time. Our songs are about 20 years old by now and even though we had been absent from stages for about 13 of those years, we nevertheless managed to once again set free the raw energy of our classic death metal style in a powerful way.
"Our initial concept was to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 'Cursed' album's release for only one summer season. This now ended up being almost 2 eventful years, if you consider that the reunion's preparation already started around November 2010. During this return, we thankfully also managed to visit several countries where we originally had never managed to play. We are happy and proud for this awesome opportunity!
"After all this recent action, we have now decided to take things slower again to be able to review the reunion on a more personal level and then to be able to gain some distance from things before deciding upon our next steps with the band.
"By playing two final club-shows in Berlin and Essen in early November, we intend to finish off the 'Cursed Reunion' cycle with a personal vibe and a more intimate atmosphere. We are sure it will be a hot and loud farewell, so we are really looking forward to your participation! We are hearing that the pre-sales for these gigs are moving forwards quite quickly, so better hurry up and order your tickets! More...
The Barge to Hell will sail Monday, December 3rd, 2012 from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas and will not return you to the real world for five days until Friday, December 7th, 2012. The organizers of the floating festival have now issued the following announcement about confirming Corrosion of Conformity for the cruise:
"Every good old barge is corroded. But they are better, they are the Barge to Hell, The World's Most Extreme Metal Cruise and they have Corrosion of Conformity! Barge to Hell, the cruise where everyone has a backstage pass and you can mingle side-by-side with the Artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison.
"The madness begins on December 3rd, when 40 of the most extreme Metal Bands and 2,000 headbangers from around the world will go to the Caribbean to take over a luxury cruise ship for a 5 day and 4 night trip to the undead! See each of the 40 bands play two live shows on two different days."
The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...
Recently re-activated German death metal band Morgoth is streaming the live version of the song "Body Count," which appeared on the band's 1991 debut full length release "Cursed." The track is part of the forthcoming live album entitled "Cursed to Live," which is scheduled for release on June 25, 2012 through Century Media Records.
The track list for "Cursed to Live" is as follows:
1. Body Count
2. Exit to Temptation
5. Suffer Life
6. Under the Surface
7. Burnt Identity
8. Sold Baptism
9. Pits of Utumno
11. White Gallery
Check out "Body Count" here: More...
Barge To Hell is a five-day cruise from the organizers of the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise. It departs from Miami, Florida on Monday, December 3rd and stops at Nassau, Bahamas before returning to Miami on Friday, December 7th. Booking for the cruise has opened to the general public, so book yours today.
The full Barge To Hell lineup so far is as follows, with many more bands to be announced: More...
The organizers of the Barge to Hell have issued the following announcement about confirming Holy Moses as the latest act to play the cruise:
"Who better to lead them on their journey to the undead than the mighty Holy Moses celebrating their 30th anniversary? Not once, because as you know, they do everything twice. You heard right, twice! Here is how it goes: On December 3rd, 40 of the most extreme Metal Bands and 2,000 headbangers from around the world will go to the Caribbean to take over a luxury cruise ship for a 5 day and 4 night trip to the undead! For the entire trip it's like everyone has a backstage pass and you can mingle side-by-side with the Artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. See each of the 40 bands play two live shows on two different days. That's 80 shows with unrestricted festival access to the three stages, each with it's own unique atmosphere:
"The luxurious 'A Chorus Line' theater where they spare no expense to have the benches removed on the floor. Because at a Metal show, who actually wants assigned seating in front of the stage?
"The cozy 'Spectrum' that gives you the real club feeling.
"And their jewel: The open air stage on the pool deck. The biggest festival stage to sail the Oceans.
"You can also get all your memorabilia signed at the Meet & Greet sessions. Be part of their infamous Metal Karaoke and many other special activities with the Artists. And last, but not least: Don't forget that they have bars on board that never close! What are you waiting for? You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done."
The following bands have now been announced: More...
On June 26th in North America (June 25th in Europe), Morgoth will release the band's first-ever live CD/DVD set, "Cursed To Live," which celebrates the band's 20th anniversary of the classic album, "Cursed."
To give fans a glimpse of this upcoming release, the band has just launched a video clip of the track "Isolated" (Live at Way Of Darkness festival 2011) on Century Media's YouTube channel. Check out the video below.
"Cursed To Live" will be released digitally in North America, and the limited DVD+2CD will be available exclusively at CM Distro. The live show featured on the album was recorded at the band's triumphant appearance headlining the Way Of Darkness Festival 2011, where Morgoth performed an extensive set of 15 songs that mainly came from "Cursed," among various other death metal classics.
The DVD includes the Way Of Darkness show in its entirety, plus additional live videos from Rock Hard Festival and a warm-up show in Wermelskirchen, as well as the band's historic four official music videos (the CD/DVD set includes an additional CD with six live tracks from the Rock Hard show and five live tracks from Morgoth's show at Wacken Open Air 2011).
"The cover artwork for "Cursed To Live" (which intentionally alludes to the original "Cursed" artwork) was designed by artist Dirk Rudolph, who also created the original artwork for "Cursed" 21 years ago. The audio of the live recordings was mixed by death metal producer Dan Swanö. More...
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...
German death metal act Morgoth will release the band's first ever live album and DVD, "Cursed To Live," this coming, June 2012. "Cursed To Live" marks the band's live documentation of the currently ongoing 20th anniversary celebration of the "Cursed" album (released via Century Media Records in 1991).
"Cursed To Live" will be released digitally in North America on June 26th, and the limited DVD+2CD will be available exclusively at CM Distro. The live show featured on the album was recorded at the band's triumphant show headlining the Way Of Darkness Festival 2011, where Morgoth performed an extensive set of 15 songs.
The cover artwork for "Cursed To Live" (which intentionally alludes to the original "Cursed" artwork) was designed by artist Dirk Rudolph, who also created the original artwork for "Cursed" 21 years ago. The audio of the live recordings was mixed by legendary death metal producer Dan Swanö.
In regards to this upcoming release, Morgoth comments: "By the end of June we will be finally releasing our career's first-ever official live DVD / live album 'Cursed to Live'. Get ready for the full power of Morgoth during the 2011/2012 'Cursed' reunion! The package's main show is a 70 min. live recording of the 'Way Of Darkness' festival show that we played on October 7th, 2011 in Lichtenfels, Germany. Next to this main feature, we also added plenty of extra bonus-material for the DVD format (like the early, original promo clips and more recent live footage) and its companion bonus disc (composed of live songs from Rock Hard Festival and Wacken Open Air, both in 2011)...Watch out!" More...
With time running out for booking with promo codes for those who pre-registered, the organizers of Barge To Hell have announced more bands for the extreme metal cruise lineup, ahead of general public ticket sales opening this Friday, April 27, 2012 at 12PM EST.
At The Gates, Belphegor, Kampfar, Soilwork and Solstafir have been added to the lineup, which takes the list of known bands to 21 out of the final 40.
Barge To Hell, from the organizers of the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, will set sail on December 3, 2012 from Miami, cruise to Nassau in the Bahamas, and return to Miami on December 7.
Metal Underground.com contributor Goatlady was on board 70,000 Tons of Metal in January 2012, and reported on the action here:
70,000 Tons of Metal 2012 Day 1 Report | Day 1 Photos
70,000 Tons of Metal 2012 Day 2 Report | Day 2 Photos
70,000 Tons of Metal 2012 Day 3 Report | Day 3 Photos
70,000 Tons of Metal 2012 Day 4 Report | Day 4 Photos
The full lineup so far is as follows: More...
The first 16 bands for Barge To Hell 2012, the new all-extreme metal cruise from the organizers of 70,000 Tons of Metal, have been announced.
The lineup so far is:
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