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Dodecahedron

From: Netherlands
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Dodecahedron News

Below is our complete Dodecahedron 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.

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Best Newcomers Of 2012 Explored

There are a slew of new heavy metal bands popping up across the globe covering just about every imaginable sound, and plenty more appearing on the horizon. Thanks to easy access to digital tools and online methods of music distribution the metal scene as a whole has an exploding population, and every year we try to keep up with the best new talent in our year-end “best of” awards.

To help get you acquainted with the best new metal out there, we’ll be briefly covering the bands nominated by our contributors for the “Best Newcomer” category of Metalunderground.com’s recent 2012 awards.

Content manager xFiruath nominated the following acts for best newcomer of 2012: Nothnegal, Dodecahedron, Ne Obliviscaris, Kuolemanlaakso, and Abiotic.

Nothnegal

Unless we’re talking about a newly created band consisting of already-established members of the scene or some form of supergroup, it isn’t often that a completely new act launches an absolutely stellar debut album. On its first full-length expedition, the Maldives act Nothnegal twisted together melodic death metal, industrial, and symphonic elements into something unique and refreshing. Even when throwing in a few tracks with clean singing the heaviness never lets up, and the story of man vs. machine works very well with the musical style.

Recognizing these rising stars of the metal scene, the members of the band were even given an award by their nation’s president. Luckily Nothnegal isn’t taking any down time and is already working on a new album, which will reportedly include traditional instruments from the Maldives. It’ll be interesting to see where the band goes with that sort of sound, as the “Decadence” album didn’t have even a trace of a folk metal vibe. There’s no doubt about it – this is a group to look out for in the coming year and beyond.

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Dodecahedron Posts Lyric Videos

Dutch black metallers Dodecahedron have posted two lyric videos online for the songs "Allfather" and "I, Chronocrator," which are both taken from the band's self-titled album (reviewed here). You can check out the lyric clips below. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Allfather
2. I, Chronocrator
3. Vanitas
4. Descending Jacob's Ladder
5. View from Hverfell I: Head above the Heavens
6. View from Hverfell II: Inside Omnipotent Chaos
7. View from Hverfell III: A Traveller of the Seed of the Earth

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Unearthing The Black Metal Underground

February is black metal history month, which means there’s plenty of raw, frozen, and spiteful heaviness headed your way in the coming weeks here at Metalunderground.com. In honor of the infamous style we already took a look at Darkthrone in our Sunday Old School column, and now that it’s time for a new edition of “Unearthing the Metal Underground” we’ll dive even further into black metal with three bands rising up through the ranks out of obscurity.

This isn’t our first foray into the black metal scene, as you can still check out our previous editions covering solo black metal acts, Red and Anarchist black metal, and even Christian “unblack” metal.

Whether you prefer your black metal of the symphonic or utterly eardrum-destroying and abrasive variety, each of these bands deserve to be heard by a wider audience and should hit your regular musical rotation.

Massakren

Taking a page from the likes of Gothmog and Dimmu Borgir, this young Chicago based band has plenty of extreme vocals and heavy riffing, but supports the music with both corpse paint theatrics and a symphonic flair. The lads from Massakren may be from the U.S. but you’d never tell that from the music alone, which exudes a strongly European feel. Massakren released a self-titled last year (reviewed here), and hopefully we’ll be getting even more melodic mayhem from the band in the near future. To hear what the group has to offer, check out Massakren’s Facebook profile or watch the music videos available below.

“Threshold”
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Dodecahedron Streaming Entire Debut LP

Dutch avant garde black metal act Dodecahedron is streaming the band's debut self-titled LP. The album is scheduled for release on January 20, 2012 through Season of Mist Records. The stream of the album will be available until January 27, 2012.

Metal Underground's review of the album can be found at this location. Check out the album in the player here:

DODECAHEDRON - 'Dodecahedron' Debut Album by ddchdrn

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Dodecahedron Streaming Track From New Album

Dutch black metal act Dodecahedron will be releasing the band's debut, self-titled album on January 20th (January 24th in North America). The opening track from the release is now available for streaming online. Head over to the Season of Mist Facebook profile to check out "Allfather."

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Allfather
2. I, Chronocrator
3. Vanitas
4. Descending Jacob's Ladder
5. View from Hverfell I: Head above the Heavens
6. View from Hverfell II: Inside Omnipotent Chaos
7. View from Hverfell III: A Traveller of the Seed of the Earth More...

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Dodecahedron Reveals Debut Album Details

As previously announced, Dutch post black metal act Dodecahedron's self-titled debut album will be released on January 20th (January 24th in North America). The track listing and artwork for the release have been made available and can be found below.

1. Allfather
2. I, Chronocrator
3. Vanitas
4. Descending Jacob's Ladder
5. View from Hverfell I: Head above the Heavens
6. View from Hverfell II: Inside Omnipotent Chaos
7. View from Hverfell III: A Traveller of the Seed of the Earth

The "Dodecahedron" album is currently available for pre-order on Season of Mist's e-shop at this location.

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Dodecahedron To Release Self-Titled Album

Post black metallers Dodecahedron are the latest addition to Season of Mist's Underground Activist division. The Dutch band recently completed the recording for a self-titled debut album, which will be released next January 20th (January 24th in the U.S.).

Dodecahedron is:

M. Eikenaar: Vocals
M. Nienhuis: Guitars, Composition
J. Barendregt: Drums
J. Bonis: Guitars, Electronics
Y. Terwisscha van Scheltinga: Bass

You can find more information on Dodecahedron, along with sample audio clips, by heading over to the band's official website here.

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