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Below is our complete Bolzer 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.
At the peak of the summer festival season, one particular festival has only just begun to make its first announcements: Blastfest, which will be held in Bergen on the west coat of Norway.
The next installment of Blastfest will take place from February 19th - 21st, 2015. The following bands have now been confirmed for the festival:
On August 5th, Invictus Productions will internationally release Bölzer's "Soma" EP. The cover artwork and track listing can be seen below, and the following press release was also issued about the band:
"Switzerland's Bölzer is one of the most unique entities the death metal underground has birthed in years. Last year, the duo unleashed the Aura MLP, and it became one of the most critically acclaimed metal records of 2013.
"Bölzer continued their ascent with live performances that are now spoken of in reverential tones, capped off by two utterly devastating performances at this year's Maryland Deathfest. At long last, they release the massively anticipated Soma EP.
"Soma consists of two odes to the goddess Luna, set amidst a thematic backdrop of war and the surrender of the fleshly temple. The tonal and conceptual qualities will contrast the themes of spiritual birth and phallic solar worship offered on Aura, ultimately perpetuating the cyclical struggle of energies.
"Bölzer accomplish this musically with molten metal even more daring and diabolical, more harnessed and hysteric, than the mighty Aura. And their ascent continues..."
1. Steppes [5:34]
2. Labyrinthian Graves [12:27] More...
The Eindhoven Metal Meeting is very happy to welcome U.S. death metal band Morbid Angel again at this year's edition, set to take place December 12th & 13th, 2014 at the reputable Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
The band will play the "Covenant' album in its entirety, followed by a shorter best-of set list. Also exclusively confirmed are Swiss atmospheric black metallers Bolzer! A few more bands will be announced soon. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
One Tail, One Head
The Vision Bleak
Aeternus and Mitochondrion will not be making it to Maryland Deathfest 2014 as a result of visa issues. The festival organizer commented:
"Regarding Aeternus, it's a complicated ordeal to explain, but in a nutshell, the USCIS fucked up and gave them a visa date valid only until the day BEFORE they were supposed to leave the US. The original request was for visas valid until June 1st, but this error on behalf of the USCIS was not noticed until they were at the airport today and the airline told them they could not fly to the US. Frustrated? So are we, and so is the band. This is the first time a band actually received visas and still ended up cancelling for some reason."
"BÖLZER will be playing a second set at Rams Head tomorrow night. We will update the schedule tonight reflecting that change."
"Regarding Mitochondrion, we don't really understand what happened, but it had something to do with being stopped at the Canadian/US border and sent back home. We have a lot on our plate right now, as you can probably imagine, so please be patient and stay tuned regarding schedule changes to the Sunday shows at Rams Head."
The organizers of the Helvete Underground Festival have checked in with the following announcement about the lineup:
"Renowned worldwide for the past 30 years, the Swiss black metal scene owes its fame primarily to bands like Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, and Samael. In parallel to the major formations mentioned above, the Swiss black metal scene did not know any peace between the formation of Hellhammer in 1982 and today. Quite the contrary.
"More than 30 years after its first black metal band was born, a handful of activists from Geneva’s underground culture are gathering to organize a major cultural event which focus is to rehabilitate and pay tribute to black metal, this hidden part of Switzerland’s musical heritage.
"Therefore, it’s with infinite honor and pleasure that we announce you the full line-up for this very unique three-days celebration.
"With the likes of Darkspace, Borgne, Bölzer, Rorcal, and many more, we intend to pay tribute to the greatest facet of the Swiss underground black metal scene.
"Extreme music fanatics worldwide: welcome to the Helvete Underground Festival. Please reserve the dates - October 2-3-4 - and organize your trip to Geneva, Switzerland, for this is going to be one of the greatest extreme music festivals of the year."
Bolzer has announced May 13th as the release date through Iron Bonehead for the 12" vinyl "Aura." The following press release was issued about the band:
"Switzerland's Bolzer is one of the most unique entities the death metal underground has birthed in years. Following on from their well-received Roman Acupuncture demo (which was reissued by Iron Bonehead Productions), now Bolzer stake a stronger claim for supremacy with the brand-new Aura mini-album.
"With one foot planted in their native land's legendry (namely Hellhammer) and another one planted in a cosmos far away, this duo weave dread-inducing decibels that strike and recoil, bewitchingly serpentine in flow. The Aura is simultaneously chaos harnessed, and chaos unleashed: bask in its glow. Recommended for maniacs of Vassavor, Grave Miasma, and Essenz."
The track listing is:
2. Entranced By The Wolfshook
3. The Great Unifier More...