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Latest Occultation News

Below is our complete Occultation 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.

Shadow Woods Metal Fest Changes Location

The inaugural September installation of Shadow Woods Metal Fest, the new open-air camping metal fest, has moved slightly Southeast, from its initial placement in Southern Pennsylvania to White Hall in Harford County, Maryland.

Set to take place September 25th - 27th, 2015, the new location of Shadow Woods Metal Fest is similar to the previous site, with deep woods, cabins and tent camping fields, yet is slightly closer to both Baltimore and Philadelphia, making it even more accessible to East Coast metallers planning on attending the diverse three-day festival.

Since initial announcements, Menace Ruine dropped from the lineup and was replaced by Black Table, yet the remainder of the Shadow Woods Metal Fest lineup remains the same, including lead performances from Midnight, Falls of Rauros, Occultation, Velnias, Iron Man, Anagnorisis, The Flight of Sleipnir and Stone Breath, along with twenty-six additional acts. The fest is also likely to be the first live performance for the surviving members of Wormreich since the tragic vehicle crash in April.

There will be ZERO ticket sales at the gate for the festival -- advance presales to those 21 years of age and older is the only way into the fest, and is still BYOB. The lineup consists of: More...

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Shadows Woods Metal Fest Lineup Revealed

The concept of the open air heavy metal music and camping fest, so popular in Europe, seems to be a rarity in America. The organizers of the Shadow Woods Metal Fest hope to change that with the inaugural edition of the festival happening September 25th - 27th, 2015 in Fannettsburg, Pennsylvania in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains.

Shadow Woods Metal Fest features lead performances from Midnight, Falls of Rauros, Occultation, Menace Ruine, Velnias, Iron Man, Anagnorisis, The Flight of Sleipnir and Stone Breath along with twenty-seven additional acts throughout the event.

The fest showcases underground black, doom, death, and noise and experimental metal bands on two alternating stages all day Friday and Saturday. Camping and workshops on topics such as runes, guitar maintenance, yoga and more will be offered and are included in the ticket price. Artists and record labels will be vending alongside several onsite food stands. The festival is BYOB and age restricted to 21+.

To keep the fest intimate, only 350 tickets will be sold, and the fest is already 1/3 sold out. Tickets are $92 (plus a 99 cent processing fee). A limited number of group cabins will also be available. The lineup is as follows: More...

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Occultation Releases Album On Vinyl

The apparition known in physical form as Occultation materializes with its second full-length LP, "Silence In The Ancestral House," expanding on the twisting, malformed post-punk and cast-iron dark doom first revealed through its "Three & Seven" debut.

Captured by Kurt Ballou at God City Studios, the band strikes a mood both sombre and grim, reflecting a contorted, wrecked expression in a cracked mirror through eminently listenable heavy metal sorcery.

Following its release through Profound Lore Records, 20 Buck Spin unveils the waxen edition of Occultation's "Silence In The Ancestral House" for the North American market, which includes a visual interpretation by Adam Burke on both the cover and the included poster.

You can stream the release below, or catch the band live on these dates:

3/22/2015 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY w/ Dispirit
3/25-29/2015 Treefort Music Festival - Boise, ID More...

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Occultation Announces December Shows

New York’s Occultation will be hitting the road for a few East Coast dates this coming December. Details are available in the tour poster below, or over at the band's Facebook profile here.

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Occultation Announces West Coast Tour

Occultation has announced a West Coast tour (christened "Dreams In The Witch House") in support of the “Three And Seven” release. They will be touring with the NWOBHM-influenced band Borrowed Time, who hail from the wastelands of Detroit, Michigan.

Occultation will also be taking part in this year’s Winter’s Wake Festival in Pittsburgh (February 22nd - 23rd) alongside the likes of Evoken, Blood Ceremony, and Vattnet Viskar to name a few, and has an upcoming show with Pilgrim on February 6th in NY at the Bowery Electric.

03/21 – Tacoma, WA @ New Frontier
03/22 – Seattle, WA @ Highline Bar & Grill
03/23 – Portland, OR TBA
03/24 – Portland, OR @ The Lovecraft
03/26 – Oakland, CA @ The Oakland Metro
03/27 – San Francisco, CA @ The DNA Lounge
03/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ 5 Star Bar
03/30 – Las Vegas, NV @ Favorites Bar & Grill More...

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Occultation Reveals New Album Title

New York's Occultation will be releasing a new album through Profound Lore Records later this year, and the record label has now issued the following update about the album's title:

"The haunting mindfuck debut album from OCCULTATION will be entitled 'Three & Seven' and will be unleashed this spring. We will be bringing awareness to the album in North America while Invictus Productions will be handling the release in Europe."

Footage of Occultation performing live can also be found below, and further details on the band are available via Facebook. More...

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