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Below is our complete Rising 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.

Rising Finishes Work On New Album

Danish metal four piece Rising just completed work on a forthcoming third album to be released in April of 2016 as the band gears up for a string of first shows in over two years.

Formed in 2008, Rising released two DIY EPs, building momentum with the "To Solemn Ash" debut LP in 2011 and the follow-up "Abominor" in 2013. Following the recordings of "Abominor," the trio dissolved, and as the sole remaining member guitarist Jacob Krogholt has since then rebuilt the band with original drummer Martin Niemann, bass player Bjarke Kofoed and singer Morten Grønnegaard.

The new Rising lineup entered the studio in August and September to record the band's third album with producer Jacob Bredahl (By The Patient, The Kandidate, etc.), who also mixed the effort, while Brad Boatright (Nails, Converge, etc.) has overseen the mastering.

The yet-untitled album consists of ten songs, still undeniably Rising in its crushing heaviness, firm songwriting and intricate arrangements, while Grønnegaard with his more melodic vocals lends a classic metal vibe to the band. The album will be released via Indisciplinarian in April and will be backed by touring in the group's native Denmark and abroad. Currently announced dates include: More...

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Rising Reforms, Announces New Lineup

Danish sludge metal combo, Rising, has reformed with a new full-time studio and live lineup, and will return to the scene in 2015 with new live performances and the recording of a third studio LP.

Since the band's formation in 2008 and the release of their self-titled debut EP in 2009, Rising has been a promising and uncompromising act on the metal scene, both locally and internationally. After two DIY EPs, the band displayed their relentless, crushing sound, fierce musicianship and a strong sense for melody and songwriting on two full-length albums, "To Solemn Ash" (2011) and "Abominor" (2013). Rising backed the initial EPs and the debut release with several tours in Denmark and mainland Europe along with festival appearances such as Roskilde, Copenhell and Hultsfred. Yet, as momentum was building, so was also tension within the band and just after the recording of Abominor, the trio disbanded, leaving the future of Rising and the new album uncertain. "Abominor" subsequently saw its release on guitarist Jacob Krogholt's newly founded label Indisciplinarian, but no shows we're played in connection with the album.

Unwilling to see the band dissolved, main composer Krogholt quickly teamed up with original drummer Martin Niemann, a member between 2008 and 2010, with the intention of carrying on the band, if the original chemistry of the two founding members remained intact. The initial jams in the fall of 2013 proved that the spark was indeed present and over the next year and a half the duo wrote a wide variety of material, which was to be the backbone of the next album. Along the way, several musicians were tried out, but first in December 2014 new members started to enter the band. Now, after two years of writing, demoing and trying out new musicians for the band, the new Rising lineup is finally complete:

Morten Grønnegaard - Vocals
Jacob Krogholt - Guitars
Carl Peter - Guitars
Bjarke Lassen - Bass
Martin Niemann - Drums More...

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Rising Issues Lineup, Album Update

Danish outfit Rising has checked in with the following new year message and band update:

"As you know, Rising has gone through severe changes since this past summer. Members leaving, the release of the band's second album 'Abominor' with no shows to back it up and foremost contemplating the band's future and getting Martin back in the band. Now we can truly say, that we're in a good place with lots of common will, joy and plans for the time to come.

"In the last couple of months we've been busy writing and recording new material. We've just finished up demos of five new songs, and we've got a lot of other riffage and ideas for the coming months. As the old cliché goes, we're super excited about the new stuff - we really are! It points a bit back to the early more psychedelic, heavy days of Rising, while having a strong classic metal vibe with lots of RIFFS! More...

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Rising Streaming Full New Album

"Abominor," the sophomore full-length album from Danish crew Rising, is today officially available through the band's own newly-formed label, Indisciplinarian. You can stream the full album now at TheObelisk.net here. The following press release was issued about the band:

"Bursting with just under forty minutes of jacked-up metallic thunder, Abominor presents a more aggressive and gritty side to the Rising sound while remaining true to the heavy, melodic tendencies that have been trademarks of the band since inception.

"Dynamic elements of contemporary stoner/sludge kingpins like Torche and Mastodon go head-to-head with infectious old-school riffery surging with ominous, Lovecraftian low-end thunder and incredibly infectious hooks, like Thin Lizzy covering Master Of Puppets, all with a black-blooded back-alley punk/crust vibe infiltrating the mix.

"To give the humans fair warning of Abominor's unveiling today, the Taskmaster over at The Obelisk has racked up a stream of the entire LP alongside some exclusive commentary from the band on the new label venture and current state of the band." More...

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Rising Streams "Vengeance Is Timeless"

As the band's second LP nears release, Danish act Rising has unchained another declaration of thunderous riffage from the raging beast that is "Abominor."

Check out "Vengeance is Timeless" below, courtesy of Metal Injection. The full album's track listing is as follows:

1. The Disdain
2. Reproach
3. Vengeance is Timeless
4. The Hills Below (streaming here)
5. Leech
6. Suffering Nameless
7. Broken Asunder
8. The Malice
9. Gaunt More...

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Rising Posts New Track Online

As previously announced, Danish metal troupe Rising has confirmed November 4th as the worldwide street date for new album, "Abominor," set for release through guitarist Jacob Krogholt's newly formed label, Indisciplinarian.

Following its recent premiere on Danish National Radio, today, the fourth of the album's nine raging anthems, "The Hills Below," is now streaming via Youtube. Check it out below.

"Abominor" contains nearly forty minutes of new material, displaying a faster, more aggressive and gritty side to the Rising sound, incorporating more punk and crust influences, while remaining true to the melodic heaviness that has been a trademark of the band from the beginning. The album is produced by Jakob Reichert Nielsen, who also produced the band's self-titled debut-EP as well as the "To Solemn Ash" album. More...

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Rising Announces "Abominor" Album

Danish doom-infused metal outfit Rising today confirms the release of a pending second LP this Fall, on the band's own newly-founded independent label, Indisciplinarian. The following press release was issued about the coming album:

"After two crushing EPs, Rising released debut album 'To Solemn Ash' via Exile On Mainstream in 2011, after which the band toured extensively, playing more than fifty shows throughout Europe. In the meantime, the band forged new and fiercer material, fuelled by growing differences within the band. The result is Rising's second album, 'Abominor,' now confirmed for an early November release. The album was to be the final material from this particular constellation of the band, marking the end of an era, and a new beginning...

"Containing nine tracks running nearly forty minutes in duration, Abominor displays a faster, more aggressive and gritty side to the Rising sound. With the songwriting process the band envisioned a somewhat harsher and loose album as a development from the more epic and melodic songs of To Solemn Ash, incorporating more punk influences while remaining true to the trademark Rising sound. Abominor was produced by Jakob Reichert Nielsen, who also produced the band's To Solemn Ash LP and their debut EP, and the artwork created by singer/bassist Henrik Hald.

"However, Abominor is to be the last album from this incarnation of Rising. The year leading up to the recording of the album had shown severe disagreements creatively and personally within the band, and upon completion of the album, drummer Johansen and singer/bassist Hald left the band. Abominor thereby signifies the end of an era for Rising and as a result of the demise, there will be no tours or live performances directly in support of the album. More...

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Rising To Play Danish Headbangers Ball Tour

Denmark's Rising has announced the band will be a part of the Danish Headbangers Ball Tour this coming November along with Essence and Scarred By Beauty. The tour is being presented by 3rd Tsunami Agency and MTV. A tour poster can be viewed below, and the dates are as follows:

01-nov – Studenterhuset, Aalborg (Aalborg Metal Festival)
02-nov – Von Hatten, Randers
03-nov – Konfus, Esbjerg
08-nov – Kansas City, Odense
09-nov – Beta, København
10-nov – Badeanstalten, Slagelse
15-nov – Pitstop, Kolding
16-nov – Kulisselageret, Horsens
17-nov – Radar, Aarhus. More...

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Rising Announces Irish Tour Dates

Danish sludge metallers Rising are preparing for a tour across Ireland and Northern Ireland, on their way to tackle festivals in Denmark and Sweden later this month.

Set to embark on June 6th, Rising will storm four Irish cities before performances at Copenhell Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark with the likes of Slayer, Mastodon, Anthrax, Immortal, Meshuggah and tons more, followed immediately by Hultsfred Festival in Hultsfred, Sweden with an eclectic lineup including The Cure, The Stone Roses, The XX, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators and countless others.

The crushing trio will present material from the "To Solemn Ash" LP, released via Exile on Mainstream in Europe in late 2011 and on North American soil in January of this year. You can also stream "To Solemn Ash" in its entirety now via the Exile On Mainstream website.

6/06/2012 TBA – Belfast, Northern Ireland
6/07/2012 Kelly’s Bar – Galway, Ireland
6/08/2012 Fred Zeppelins – Cork, Ireland
6/09/2012 The Pint – Dublin, Ireland
6/15/2012 Copenhell Festival – Copenhagen, Denmark
6/16/2012 Hultsfred Festival – Hultsfred, Sweden

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Rising Updates Tour Schedule

Danish metal trio Rising will head out on a full European Spring tour in March and April in support of the debut LP "To Solemn Ash.: The tour starts on March 16th in Berlin and includes dates in Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland, Italy and Luxembourg. In addition to the mainland tour, Rising will play the band's first headlining shows in Sweden along with one Danish show when hitting Linköping, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Copenhagen in April and May. The festivities kick off with three Danish shows in March supporting fellow Danes, punk/thrash outfit The Kandidate.

Rising's debut "To Solemn Ash" was released in Europe last October and in North America on January 17th, and The Obelisk is still streaming the album in its entirety right here.

To Solemn Ash was produced by new producer talent Jakob Reichert Nielsen and mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, Mastodon, High on Fire, etc.). The album features the iconic artwork of Danish artist and music video director Jakob Printzlau aka Plastic Kid (Lack, Volbeat, Bring Me The Horizon), and is available now in CD, LP and digital download.

Tour dates are as follows: More...

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Rising Announces European Tour

Denmark's Rising has issued the following announcement about upcoming European tour dates:

"Finally we can announce the dates for our upcoming European tour! It starts on March 16th in Berlin and includes dates in Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Luxembourg. We still have a couple of TBA’s but they will be settled in the coming weeks.

"In addition to the mainland tour, we will play our first headlining shows in Sweden in April when hitting Linkoping, Stockholm and Gothenborg before concluding the Swedish dates with a homecoming show in Copenhagen, DK.

"And remember before the European tour starts, we head out for three Danish shows in start March supporting our buds in The Kandidate, who has a new awesome record coming out. So come around and let’s fucking rock!"

Dates are as follows: More...

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Rising Streaming Entire Album Online

Rising is currently streaming the band's entire "To Solemn Ash" online via The Obelisk. Click here to check out the album. Rising also commented:

"Our debut album 'To Solemn Ash' is out in North America today via Exile on Mainstream/E1 Distribution. To celebrate the release, the album is now streaming in its entirety on the great stoner and metal blog The Obelisk. A little word from Henrik on the release and stream as quoted on the site: 'Hello every one! We are Rising, a heavy metal three-piece from Denmark. Back in October, we released our debut album To Solemn Ash in Europe via Exile On Mainstream. Now the time has come to make it available to the States. We are super excited about our album being released on another continent and hope to follow up with a tour one day. You can stream the entire album right here on The Obelisk. Enjoy and stay heavy on the heavy!'

"The album will be available as 4-panel digifile CD and download. Vinyl enthusiasts can order the LP (180 grams vinyl, gatefold) through Exile on Mainstream’s web shop for the humble price 15 € (appr. 19$) including worldwide shipping." More...

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Rising Streaming "Mausoleum" Online

Rising's debut full-length, "To Solemn Ash," is nearing North American release via Exile On Mainstream Records on January 17th.

Today Pitchfork.com is hosting a stream of the opening track to the album, “Mausoleum.” Check out the worldwide public premiere of the newly unleashed anthem right here.

"To Solemn Ash" boasts nearly fifty minutes of Rising’s solid doom-and-groove heavy metal thunder over ten tracks, produced by Jakob Reichert Nielsen, mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, Mastodon, High On Fire, etc.) and bearing artwork of Jakob Printzlau aka Plastic Kid (Lack, Volbeat, BMTH, Kashmir, etc). "To Solemn Ash" will be available in a 4-panel digifile CD, gatefold 180-gram LP and digital download.

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Rising Streaming New Song "Sea Of Basalt"

Rising has checked in with the following update about streaming a new song online and gearing up to head out on a European tour:

"We've posted a new song called 'Sea of Basalt' of our forthcoming debut album 'To Solemn Ash' on our website as well as our Facebook band page. The album is out via Exile on Mainstream in Germany Sep. 30th, rest of Europe Oct. 24th and US end January next year. Also we will play a string of European tour dates this fall primarily consisting of a German headlining tour and dates in Denmark."

28.10.11 Aarhus, Raum Eins (DK) w/DOUBLE SPACE
29.10.11 Copenhagen, Stengade 30 (DK) w/SAVIOURS
03.11.11 Kiel, Schaubude (GER)
04.11.11 Hannover, UJZ Korn (GER)
05.11.11 Dresden, Beatpol (GER)
06.11.11 Hamburg, Hafenklang (GER)
07.11.11 Osnabrück, Bastard Club (GER)
08.11.11 Köln, Sonic Ballroom (GER)
09.11.11 Wiesbaden, Kreativfabrik (GER)
10.11.11 Berlin, Comet (GER)
11.11.11 Leipzig, UT Connewitz (GER)
12.11.11 Nürnberg, K4 (GER)
13.11.11 Potsdam, Black Fleck (GER)
24.11.11 Odense, Kansas City (DK) w/HELHORSE
25.11.11 Aalborg, 1000fryd (DK) w/HELHORSE
26.11.11 Copenhagen, Beta (DK) w/HELHORSE

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Rising Reveals New Album Track Listing

Danish sludge trio Rising has confirmed the details of the band's forthcoming debut album, "To Solemn Ash." The album is set to be released through Exile On Mainstream Records on CD, 180-gram LP, and digital formats in Europe on October 24th, 2011, and in North America sometime in November, with an official release date via the label's stateside distribution by E1 Entertainment to be announced in the coming weeks.

The album was produced by Jakob Reichert Nielsen, mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, Mastodon, High on Fire), and features artwork by Danish artist and music video director Jakob Printzlau aka Plastic Kid (Volbeat, lBMTH, Lack, Kashmir).

The "To Solemn Ash" track listing is as follows:

1. Mausoleum
2. Sea of Basalt
3. The Vault
4. Cohorts Rise
5. Hunter’s Crown
6. Through the Eyes of Catalysis
7. Under Callous Wings
8. Passage
9. Heir to the Flames
10. Seven Riders

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