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Below is our complete Dire Omen 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.
Dark Descent Records will release "Wresting the Revelation of Futility" from Edmonton, Alberta’s Dire Omen on November 12th. The label comments:
"Characterized by a progression towards the chaotic, opaque darkness that now permeates their sound, the history of the Canadian black/death metallers has led to the establishment of an undeniable identity, most evident on this debut album. Utilizing abyssal, morose imagery combined with a strong sense of Thelemic ritualism, Dire Omen has developed a unique take on the black/death genre."
Pre-orders are available at this location and the track listing is as follows:
1. Here and Hereafter (Overture)
2. Onward with Wounds of Disillusion
4. Hemotically Possessed
5. Servus Sevorum Dei
6. Foretold Untethering from Existence
7. Beyond Stillness
8. Vacuous Altar
9. Inversion of Samadhi Dire Omen
10. Closing the Portal More...
Exciter’s John Ricci talked about the history of speed metal on the latest episode of Extreme Metal Television. Check it out below.
The EMTv crew caught up with Exciter when the band played this years Noctis Valkyries Metal Festival in Calgary, AB Canada. Also featured in this episode of EMTv are Canadian death metalers Dire Omen.
You can also read our Sunday Old School column covering Exciter right here.
Dark Descent Records, in association with Parasitic Records and Ash St. PDX, are hosting a two-day showcase festival taking place this weekend (October 4 - 5) at the Ash St. Saloon in Portland, OR. Ticket information can be obtained here. This October also sees Dark Descent Records reach the four-year mark as a label. To celebrate, the label is holding a sale that runs from today through Saturday, Oct. 5. Dark Descent Records founder and owner Matt Calvert comments:
"October marks the four year anniversary of Dark Descent Records. Having founded the label in 2009, I never envisioned we would be where we are today in this short of a timespan. This weekend (Oct. 4 -5) we will be holding the label's first showcase event in Portland, Oregon at the Ash St. Saloon.
To mark this monumental event and the four year anniversary of the label, we will be running a four day sale in the web store from October 2 and culminating with the final day of the showcase on October 5. This is our way of saying thank you for your support for the bands and the label.
So, come out to the showcase if at all possible. If not, celebrate with us by enjoying the great items at even further discounted prices from October 2 - 5. Thanks once again and we look forward to many more years of providing you with some of the best metal the underground has to offer!"
Check out streams and live footage of all of the acts slated to play the showcase festival, courtesy of Decibel Magazine, at this location. For updates and details regarding the showcase, visit the Facebook Event Page.
Dark Descent Records Showcase lineup:
Friday, Oct 4th:
Saturday, Oct 5th:
Dark Descent Records, in association with Parasitic Records and Ash St. PDX, has announced a two-day showcase festival taking place on October 4th and 5th at the Ash St. Saloon in Portland, OR. The line-up, much like the label's roster, is comprised of some of the best today's underground death metal scene has to offer. Tickets details are available at this location.
For updates and details, visit the Facebook Event Page. Check out streams and live footage of all nine many of the acts slated to play, courtesy of Decibel Magazine, at this location. Updates are available on the facebook event page as well.
Dark Descent Records Showcase lineup:
"Axis Of The Underground Volume 2 will treat your eardrums to the thrashiest of metal, heinous black metal, putrid death metal, empowering traditional metal, methodical doom metal, boundary pushing progressive metal, the grooviest of groove metal, avant-garde madness, and bouncy folk metal among many other genres and incarnations of heavy sounds.
"We’ve loaded our heavy metal shotgun and are discharging the most comprehensive of compilations to satisfy even the pickiest of nay-sayers and nitpickers. Axis Of The Underground is our way to give back to the genre that has brought all of us years and years of elation and enjoyment. So sit back, crack a cold one, or roll a herbal cigarette and hit play on the bandcamp player below, and be prepared to be whisked away to a heavy metal nirvana. "
1. Obduracy - Virtue And Vice 04:38
2. Razorwyre - Knights Of Fire 03:23
3. Wings Denied - Clockwork 04:50
4. Desultor - Black Monday 03:13
5. Monsterworks - Freewill 04:28
6. Rusted Brain - Caught In The Fire 02:29
7. Scythia - Sailor's Accolade 03:19
8. Symptom - Into The Scalding Spring 05:43
9. Eryn Non Dae - Hidden Lotus 06:12
10. Lich King - In The End, Devastation 04:36
11. Cultfinder - Archangel Burial 02:51
12. Derelict - Shackles Of Indoctrination 05:14
13. Infiltrator - Crush The False 05:59
14. Mares Of Thrace - The Gallwasp 04:36
15. Cryptopsy - Damned Draft Dodgers 03:57
16. Entropy - Encryption 07:11
17. Auroch - From Forgotten Worlds 04:35
18. Fatality - Thrash Fuck Eat Sleep 05:25
19. Gypsy Chief Goliath - St. Covens Tavern 05:56
20. Adrenechrome - Titans Fall 03:18
21. Invective - Systemic 03:22
22. Dire Omen - Deserving Of Ash 03:09
23. Mortor - Under The Flag 03:00
24. Bushwhacker - Forest Lord 08:09
25. Abstract Violence - S.N.M. 03:25
26. Seprevation - Sea Of Thoughts 03:02
27. Luna Azure - Meadows Of Spring 06:43 More...
Thelemic blackened death metal act Dire Omen has now released the "Severing Soul From Flesh" album online. You can buy the release on a name-your-price scale at bandcamp here or stream the album in the player below. The track listing is:
1. Presence of Ra-Hoor-Khuit 01:20
2. Dire Omen 03:46
3. Severing Soul From Flesh 04:17
4. Decaying Moral Scripture 03:32
5. Deserving of Ash 03:09 More...
Edmonton based blackened death metal act Dire Omen will be embarking on the "Eastern Ossuary" tour this September. The tour is in support of the band's new EP "Severing Soul From Flesh," which is being released through Serpent's Head Reprisal and has already earned the band a spot on the Torment in Fire festival in Calgary.
You can check out the first song from the EP, titled "Decaying Moral Scripture," over at MySpace. The upcoming Dire Omen tour dates are as follows:
Tuesday, Sept 11 - Saskatoon, SK (LEPPS)
Wednesday, Sept 12 - Winnipeg, MB (The Zoo)
Friday, Sept 14 - North Bay, ON (Granite Pub)
Saturday, Sept 15 - Toronto, ON (The Cave)
Sunday, Sept 16 - Hamilton, ON (Doors Pub)
Monday, Sep 17 - Oshawa, ON (The Atria)
Wednesday, Sept 19 - Quebec City, QC (Scanner Bistro)
Thursday, Sept 20 - Trois-Rivieres, QC (Cafe Le Stage)
Friday, Sept 21 - Montreal, QC (Hemisphere Gauche)
Saturday, Sept 22 - Ottawa, ON (Royal Canadian Legion)
Monday, Sept 24 - Thunder Bay, ON (Black Pirates Pub)
October 7 - EP Release in Edmonton (The Pawn Shop) More...