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Leviathan

From: United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Leviathan News

Below is our complete Leviathan 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Just For Fun

Record Store Employees Try To Decipher Metal Logos

Waterloo Records has posted a video clip online titled "Record Store Olympics Event 3: The Decipher," in which record store employees try to decipher increasingly incomprehensible metal band names based on their logos. Check out the clip below, and see if you can name all the bands based on their logos.

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Headline News

Leviathan's Jef Whitehead Charged With Battery

The Chicago Tribune has reported that Jef Whitehead (a.k.a. Wrest of Leviathan, Krieg, and Nachtmystium) has been charged with criminal sexual assault and aggravated domestic battery. An excerpt from the report follows:

"Veterans of the tattoo world were trying to make sense of the allegations made against a renowned tattoo artist who Cook County prosecutors say used the tools of his trade to sexually assault his girlfriend after he slammed her head against a floor and choked her. Jef Whitehead, 42, was charged with criminal sexual assault and aggravated domestic battery Sunday and held on $350,000 bond after allegedly attacking his girlfriend.

"Prosecutors said an argument between the couple began about 12:30 a.m. Saturday at a home connected to a tattoo shop in the 1100 block of West Taylor Street. The woman was taken to the University of Illinois Medical Center in fair to serious condition, said Quention Curtis, a Chicago Fire Department spokesman. Her condition was not known Sunday. 'I've never known him to be violent to anyone — male or female,' Freddy Corbin said of Whitehead, whom he has known for more than 20 years.

"For the last three or four months, Whitehead has been traveling throughout the United States and parts of Europe on a tattooing tour, said Corbin, owner of Temple Tattoo in Oakland, Calif., where Whitehead has worked for three years."

No members of any of the band's Wrest is involved with have made any statements regarding the issue at this point in time. Additional details will be announced as they are made available.

Read the full article at Chicago Tribune.

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Nachtmystium Posts New Album Video Trailer Online

NACHTMYSTIUM embrace the true spirit of individuality and intolerance forming solely as an outlet to express the dark musical visions and summonings of those involved. A new video trailer based upon the album’s dark visuals can be seen below:

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Nachtmystium Reveals New Album Details

Chicago metal band NACHTMYSTIUM has announced that their new full-length offering, "Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. II," will be released on June 8th. The album was recorded once again with Sanford Parker (Minsk) at Volume Studios. They have enlisted the talents of Wrest (Leviathan, Lurker of Chalice, Twilight) to record all drum tracks as well as Will Lindsay (Wolves in the Throne Room, Middian) on bass for this new album.

The tracklisting for "Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. II" is as follows:

01. Cry For Help
02. High on Hate
03. Nightfall
04. No Funeral
05. Then Fires
06. Addicts
07. The End Is Eternal
08. Blood Trance Fusion
09. Ruined Life Continuum
10. Every Last Drop More...

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Nachtmystium Enters Volume Studios

Illinois-based extreme metallers NACHTMYSTIUM, led by mastermind Blake Judd, have entered Volume Studios (RWAKE, MINSK, LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR, PELICAN) in Chicago with producer Sanford Parker (MINSK) to begin recording their new album, "Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. II". They have also enlisted the talents of Wrest (LEVIATHAN, LURKER OF CHALICE, TWILIGHT) to lay down all drum tracks, as well as Will Lindsay (WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, MIDDIAN) to handle the bass duties on the CD.

Blake Judd comments, "Our love for post-rock and industrial (a la MINISTRY, KILLING JOKE, etc.) is even more present this time around. We're hoping to make a record that will continue to push extreme music into uncharted territories."

NACHTMYSTIUM has been confirmed for this year's Roadburn festival, set to take place April 15-18, 2010 at the 013 and Midi Theatre venues in Tilburg, Holland.

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OpEd

A Decade Of Metal In Review

On the 31 Dec 1999, no planes came crashing out of the sky, nuclear bombs went off or microwave ovens tried to eat anyone. However, times were about to change and in the metal scene change was already well underway. Let us take a stroll through the decade in metal that was.

Many of the 90s big names like Emperor and Pantera prepared to give their last venomous scream dying off in the wake of ever diminishing interest in the metal scene that had plagued the 90s. In the year 2000 a band named “Limp Bizkit” came out with an album called "Chocolate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavoured Water" and in a storm nu-metal took over the public perception of heavy music, changing the face of metal irreparably. Although nu-metal had already been pioneered by Korn, bands like Deftones, Disturbed, Mudvayne and Linkin Park all had breakout releases in 2000. More...

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Vote In MetalStorm's Annual Awards

Metalstorm.Eu are holding their annual awards and they want you to vote for who you want to win. You need to register to vote and you can check it out by heading here. The categories for the awards are as follows:

Best albums by genre:

Alternative Metal
Atmospheric/Symphonic Metal
Avantgarde Metal
Black Metal
Death Metal
Doom Metal
Extreme Doom Metal
Gothic Metal
Grindcore
Hard Rock
Heavy Metal
Melodeath/Gothenburg Metal
Metalcore
Pagan/Viking/Folk Metal
Post-Metal
Power Metal
Progressive Metal
Sludge/Stoner Metal
Thrash Metal

Other awards:

The Best Cover Song
The Best Debut Album
The Best DVD
The Best Video
The Biggest Letdown
The Biggest Surprise

Special awards :

The Best Drama

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Primer Black Formed, Plan To Record Full Length

Ron Kachnic (guitarist for MALIGNANCY, MORTICIAN), Desmond Tolhurst (guitarist for MALIGNANCY, MORTICIAN, HEAD TRAUMA), Shane Tierney (vocalist for LEVIATHAN), have joined with bassist ART MICEWICZ and drummer JIM HORAN, both formerly of DIRTY BROWN EYE, to form PRIMER BLACK.

PRIMER BLACK's debut performance will be on 10/28/05 in Hartford, CT with THE MISFITS and BALZAC, then they will be touring the northeast US to support the release of their 2 track single "BLOOD ON THE HEADLIGHTS", available on CD and 7" vinyl. During this small local tour, PRIMER BLACK will be recording a full-length release to be released in Spring 2006, supported by a full US & European tour.

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Xasthur and Leviathan Split Details

Xasthur and Leviathan have collaborated on a Split LP that Profound Lore will release. This limited edition vinyl, which will include a collectable postcard, a special designed inner sleeve, and will be presented on clear transparent vinyl, will consist of completely new songs written by both artists as this release will portray some of the most twisted, hypnotic, and depressing hymns that each artist have ever committed to unleashing. To be released Nov 16th, 2004.

Here's the tracklisting: More...

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Leviathan Come With New Release

UK-based dark ambient project Leviathan has just spawned a new release which, however' does not comprise any new material.

This new disc features first two Levithan's releases, Throne of Bones & Shrouded by Fog, comes in a DVD case and is entitled Beyond the Mists. The album conists of 14 tracks in total and clocks in 70+ minutes. It is, of course, released by Monkeyhouse Recordings.

Mote info at Monkeyhouse Recordings.

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