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Latest Kommandant News

Below is our complete Kommandant 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.

Kommandant Unveils New Album

Kommandant has revealed new album "The Architects Of Extermination" is due out on April 27th via ATMF. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"It’s a quantic challenge anytime Kommandant are ready to perform their new metal aggression to the scene. 'The Architects Of Extermination' doesn’t make any exception and it’s representing a milestone in the growth of the band and the evolution of the black metal experience.

"The hardest matter in talking about the Kommandant musical form is not by discussing about the patterns but to try to analyse the methods in forging an atmosphere that has a strong ability to surround the listener with a familiar but at the same time so pristine feeling.

"The industrial and martial mood is in fact so deeply merged in to the chords of the metal riffs that it sounds reactive and inappropriate to evoke the term of the industrial music. We’re mostly talking about an industrial black metal attitude with a threatening martial atmosphere.

"The guitar riffs have a strong heavy impact, a large manifestation of the tones, but the incredible personal feeling shows on the guise and terminal shape of the Architects’ monument. Strength, unity and enthralling magnitude is the outcome of this new powerful creature. The song 'Killing Word' will be a bonus track exclusively available on the 600 copies Digipak first edition."

1. Let our Vengeance Rise
2. The Architects of Extermination
3. Oedipism
4. Aquisition of Power
5. Killing Word
6. And Nation Shall Rise Against Nation
7. Rise and Fall of Empire
8. Onward To Extinction More...

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Kommandant Releasing New Album

Kommandant has checked in with the following announcement about gearing up to drop a new album:

"The new Kommandant album, titled The Architects Of Extermination, will finally be unleashed in early 2015 on A.T.M.F.

"The initial pressing, containing an elaborate digipak layout, will consist of 7 songs plus a bonus track unique to this pressing only, with a total running time of approximately 45 minutes. The vinyl version will be released under license to Art Of Propaganda." More...

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Maryland Deathfest 2013 Complete Lineup Announced

The final batch of bands for 2013's edition of the Maryland Deathfest XI has been confirmed, with the exception of one more band that expected for the Soundstage lineup in the next week or so. Here are the latest bands confirmed:

ASCENSION (Germany) - Exclusive US appearance!
DEIPHAGO (Philippines/Costa Rica)

The full lineup for Maryland Deathfest XI, which takes place May 23-26, 2013 is as follows: More...

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MDF 2013 Location Announced

With Sonar closing, the location of 2013's Maryland DeathFest XI was up in the air. The organizers have finally announced that the fest will be held in the same location as last year, and will be expanded. Maryland DeathFest XI will take place in Baltimore, Maryland on Memorial Day weekend, May 23-26, 2013. Tickets go on sale on October 15th at 12 pm (EST). You can read the entire update below:

We're a day early with this announcement, but we can finally let you know where MDF XI will be taking place.

In a nutshell, we will be returning to the property formerly known as Sonar, and will be at least doubling the amount of outside space that we've been used to utilizing. We realize that it's a bit of a mind fuck to wait around for a few months just to hear that the fest is returning to the same place, but truth be told, the other places we looked at were either not able to give us a definite answer anytime soon, and/or had too many inconveniences that we did not want to put the fans through. During the venue search, it was brought to our attention that the new owners of the property were willing to collaborate with us, so we decided to go through with returning to a familiar place that is close to the hotels and conveniences of downtown Baltimore.

The additional space outside will allow us to comfortably accommodate the crowd, and will allow more room for the MDF vendor village, food vendors/food trucks, places to sit, and other new additions like misting tents to escape the possibility of it being hotter than it should be that weekend. There will be two outside stages plus the stage inside. Due to the new configuration outside, the placement of the outside stages will likely be different.
As for the building itself, there are some renovations currently taking place, but the rooms will be used exactly how they have been in the past, and it will be air conditioned throughout.

We would also like to announce the addition of a second inside stage at Baltimore Soundstage, which is a 1/2 mile walk away from the former Sonar (at 124 Market Place), and will be used from Friday-Sunday. This will be a smaller show without a barricade that will feature mostly hardcore and punk bands, and it will be scheduled in a way that should not conflict with anything going on at the former Sonar compound. All of the bands for this stage will be included in next week's announcement on October 9th.

The latest list of bands playing at this time is as follows: More...

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Maryland Death Fest 2013 Confirms 8 More Bands

Eight more bands have been confirmed for MDF XI, which is to take place Memorial Day weekend, May 23-26, 2013. Here are the latest bands confirmed:

PAGAN ALTAR (UK) - Exclusive US show!
VINTERLAND (Sweden) - Exclusive US show!
GRIDE (Czech Republic)

An updated list of confirmed bands up to now can be found below:

!T.O.O.H.! (Czech Republic) - Exclusive US show
AHUMADO GRANUJO (Czech Republic)
ANTAEUS (France) - Exclusive US show
AOSOTH (France) - Exclusive US show
CARCASS (UK) - Exclusive US show
CONVULSE (Finland) - Exclusive US show
GRIDE (Czech Republic)
INGROWING (Czech Republic)
RIGHTEOUS PIGS - Exclusive US show

Headliners and more band announcements are expected soon. With Sonar closing, information regarding the new venue is expected to be revealed sometime in August.

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Kommandant Posts New Album Trailer

A teaser trailer has been posted online for the new Kommandant album, "The Draconian Archetype," containing excerpts of 7 tracks from the upcoming release. The complete album will contain 10 songs in its entirety. Check out the trailer below.

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