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Italy's notorious black/doom metal band Forgotten Tomb is on the final lap of the recording process of a new installment, having recently completed mixing duties in Sound Suite Studios (Marseille, France) with producer Terje Refsnes (Carpathian Forest, Novembre, Gehenna, Destroyer 666). Forgotten Tomb's leader Ferdinando "Herr Morbid" Marchisio commented:
"We are extremely proud of how this new album came out. We worked really hard, like never before. Terje Refsnes is a really experienced producer and he managed to get the best out of us.
"We kept the sound very organic and natural, kinda old-fashioned but still very fresh. The new songs are heavy as fuck and they feature our classic trademark plus some new elements. It's a good mix of melancholy, groove and pure malignancy. I can't wait for people to listen to it, 'cause it's a really special album for us and probably the most extreme we did in quite a while, both musically and conceptually."
The band's eighth studio album will be mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Studio (Corrosion Of Conformity, Nails, Vallenfyre, Beastmilk, High On Fire) in Portland (Oregon, USA). A Spring release date via Agonia Records is expected. Further details will be announced shortly.
Agonia Records has checked in with the following brief update about Forgotten Tomb recording a new album:
"Last week Forgotten Tomb started tracking guitars for the new album with producer Terje Refsnes at Sound Suite studios, Marseille (France). We will keep you posted about more news!"
Blackened doom metal outfit Forgotten Tomb today releases a live music video for the song "Shutter."
The video comes from band's new DVD, "Darkness in Stereo: Eine Symphonie Des Todes - Live in Germany," which is available now via Agonia Records. The clip can be viewed below.
The new DVD features three professionally-shot live shows, filmed during 2012, at Kings Of Black Metal Festival, Under The Black Sun Festival, and club K17 in Berlin (Germany). Cover artwork for the release was drawn by comic artist Mariano De Biase.
In order to reward the fans for their magnificent support, Italy's Forgotten Tomb today releases a free live album recorded during the Kings Of Black Metal Festival 2012 in Germany.
The audio has been professionally mixed and comes from Forgotten Tomb's brand new DVD, "Darkness in Stereo: Eine Symphonie Des Todes - Live in Germany." While the DVD will be released on May 13th in North America via Agonia Records, the free audio album can be downloaded now at Bandcamp or streamed below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Intro (Springtime Depression)
2. Reject Existence
4. Solitude Ways
6. Spectres Over Venice
7. Disheartenment/Alone/Steal My Corpse (medley) More...
The rock-oriented, blackened doom metal outfit Forgotten Tomb today premieres the second new trailer for an upcoming live DVD entitled "Darkness in Stereo: Eine Symphonie Des Todes - Live in Germany."
The DVD will be made available on April 29th worldwide via Agonia Records. Watch the trailer below, and you can find the previously posted clip at this location.
Continuing to spread rock oriented, blackened doom metal propaganda, Forgotten Tomb has just released a first teaser for a forthcoming live DVD.
"Darkness in Stereo: Eine Symphonie Des Todes - Live in Germany" is in the final stages of editing and is on target for release in early 2014. While more excerpts along with release details will follow shortly, the first teaser is available for viewing below.
Forgotten Tomb has issued the following announcement about releasing a live DVD and new album next year:
"As the end of this proficuous year approaches, we just wanted to let you know that we are completing works on our live-DVD, to be released first half of 2014.
"Also, 2014 will mark 15 years of FT, so we're going to celebrate it with the release of a brand-new studio album (tentatively over the second half of the year) as well as some special live-shows. Cheers!" More...
Italy's blackened doom metal band Forgotten Tomb and Norwegian cult black metallers Ragnarok will emerge on a European tour this November, together with U.S. death metal legends Incantation.
The 16-date tour will include stops in Denmark (Aalborg Metal Festival), Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Holland, France and Italy. Both bands will be touring with their latest albums released on Agonia Records: Forgotten Tomb with "And Don't Deliver Us From Evil" and Ragnarok with seventh-full length "Malediction."
08.11 - Aalborg Metal Fest, Aalborg, Denmark
09.11 – Turock, Essen, Germany
10.11 - Steinbruch Theatre, Darmstadt , Germany
11.11 - Viper Room, Vienna, Austria
12.11 - Klub Mir, Uherske Hradiste, Czech Republic
13.11 - to be announced
14.11 – Gladhouse, Cottbus, Germany
15.11 – Festung, Bitterfeld, Germany
16.11 - U Bazyla, Poznan, Poland
17.11 - K17, Berlin, Germany
18.11 – Baroeg, Rotterdam, Netherlands
19.11 - to be announced
20.11 – Ferrailleur, Nantes, France
21.11 - Secret Place, Montpellier, France
22.11 – Cycle, Calenzano/Florence, Italy
23.11 – Colony, Brescia, Italy More...
Blackened doom metal act Forgotten Tomb will release the live in-studio album "Vol. 5" for the first time on vinyl on the 27th of August via Agonia Records.
Originally released in 2010 on CD only, the album contains tracks from the 1999-2009 period of the band's activity. All included songs have been re-recorded during one studio session, and some of them come with alternative lyrics.
The release will be available on a double vinyl in 2 versions: 1st limited to 77 copies on a double coloured vinyl (black and orange) with a woven logo patch (10cm x 5,8cm), the 2nd limited to 250 copies on a double orange vinyl with a fat black splatter.
Pre-orders are available at this location and the track listing is as follows:
1. Black Sabbath (Black Sabbath cover) / Subway Apathy
2. Solitude Ways
3. A Dish Best Served Cold
4. Disheartenment / Alone / Steal My Corpse
5. Daylight Obsession
6. Papercuts (Nirvana cover)
1. Spectres Over Venice
2. Love's Burial Ground
3. Entombed by Winter / House of Nostalgia
5. Depression (Black Flag cover) / Feedback More...
Agonia Records has issued the following announcement about Forgotten Tomb lining up a new tour for April/May:
"Rock influenced black/doom metal masters Forgotten Tomb are due to kick off a headlining European tour on the 24th of April (Wednesday) at United Club in Torino (Italy). The tour will play in cities across Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain, Portugal, UK, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Austria.
"During the event Forgotten Tomb will celebrate a significant occasion as well as promote its latest album; an album that according to Pitchfork finally 'hit their groove' - 'And Don't Deliver Us From Evil' (out October 2012 on Agonia).The celebration in turn is connected with the 10 years anniversary of 'Springtime Depression' - selected shows will feature a special set, on which this particular record will be performed in its entirety. 'Springtime Depression' has been lately reissued and remastered on Digipack and Vinyl on Agonia Records. The premiere track off 'And Don't Deliver Us From Evil' album can be streamed at this location."
Forgotten Tomb will be supported by Swedish doomsters Isole and epic metallers Ereb Altor. Dates are below. Promoters interested in booking one of the remaining shows should get in touch with email@example.com. More...
Noctem has issued the following announcement about dropping off upcoming European tour dates:
"It is with great sadness that we have to communicate Noctem won't be performing in the next dates of the Obsidium European Campaign 2012:
04.12 – Vienna (Austria) "Escape Metalcorner"
05.12 – Prague (Czech) "Modra Vopice"
06.12 – Berlin (Germany) "K17"
07.12 – Erfurt (Germany) "from Hell"
08.12 – Oberhausen (Germany) "Helvete"
09.12 – Darmstadt (Germany) "Steinbruch Theatre"
"Due to problems encountered with the vehicle the band was travelling in and getting no solutions from those responsible of it (we tried to continue until the last moment) we have to announce that unfortunately Noctem can not continue with the tour's schedule until the day December 9.
"Enthroned, Forgotten Tomb and Impiety continue touring and performing without us, from here we wish them the best of luck and that everything is running normally.
"We can only apologize to The Flaming Arts Agency, all the local promoters, metalheads and people involved in this tour and promise you that we will be back for the next year. Europe. We will return in 2013!!!"
Belgium-based black metal entity Enthroned and Italian black/rock/doom metal outfit Forgotten Tomb are due to kick off a European tour on the 28th of November at Le Korigan in Luynes/Aix (France).
Both bands are touring in support of their latest full-length albums: "Obsidium" (by Enthroned) released in March via Agonia Records, along with "...And Don't Deliver Us From Evil..." (by Forgotten Tomb) that is due to be released a month before the initial tour date.
The eleven-date journey will also include Singapore's black/death metal outfit Impiety as well as Spanish Black/Death thrashers Noctem. The entire event is organized by The Flaming Arts Agency. Dates are as follows:
28.11 - Luynes/Aix (France) "Le Korigan"
29.11 - France TBA
30.11 - Zurich (Switzerland) "Dynamo Grosser Saal"
01.12 - Romagnano Sesia (Italy) "Rock'n'Roll arena"
02.12 - Italy TBA
04.12 - Vienna (Austria) "Escape Metalcorner"
05.12 - Prague (Czech) "TBA"
06.12 - Berlin (Germany) "K17"
07.12 - Erfurt (Germany) "from Hell"
08.12 - Oberhausen (Germany) "Helvete"
09.12 - Darmstadt (Germany) "Steinbruch Theatre" More...
Forgotten Tomb's forthcoming album "...And Don't Deliver Us From Evil..." is due out on October 30th in Europe and November the 6th in North America via Agonia Records. You can check out the album's first three tracks below, or stream the entire release through Rockerilla.com here.
The album's track listing is:
2. …And Don’t Deliver Us From Evil…
3. Cold Summer
4. Let’s Torture Each Other
5. Love Me Like You’d Love The Death
7. Nullifying Tomorrow
8. Transmission (Joy Division cover)*
9. Sore (Buzzov•en cover) **
* exclusive digipack CD bonus track
**exclusive vinyl bonus track More...
"Deprived" is the premiere track from Forgotten Tomb's forthcoming album, due out on October 30th in Europe and November the 6th in North America via Agonia Records. The album is entitled "...And Don't Deliver Us From Evil..." and the new track can be streamed below. The following press release was issued about the album:
"...And Don't Deliver Us From Evil... includes 7 new tracks and almost 50 minutes of music. It's one of the band's darkest, most eerie albums to date, still with doomish and rock vibes. The album was recorded in Elfo Studio (Italy) by Daniele Mandelli (Love’s Burial Ground, Negative Megalomania, Songs To Leave, etc.) and mastered at Finnvox Studios (Impaled Nazarene, Amorphis, Children Of Bodom, Finntroll, HIM). ...And Don't Deliver Us From Evil... will be available as a regular jewelcase CD, limited to 1000 copies digipack CD with exclusive bonus track, digital download and double 12"LP with an alternative bonus track. First 66 copies will be available on a multicolour splatter vinyl. The album can be pre-ordered at this location."
Forgotten Tomb also has the following upcoming shows:
22/09/2012 - Klubhaus VFRR, Groberlach, GERMANY
07/12/2012 - From Hell, Erfurt/Bindersleben, GERMANY More...
The new album from Italian metal outfit Forgotten Tomb will be released on the 30th of October in Europe and on the 6th of November in North America. The cover artwork and track listing for "...And Don't Deliver Us From Evil" can be viewed below. Agonia Records also commented:
"...And Don't Deliver Us From Evil is the title of the 6th full-length album from Italy's Forgotten Tomb. More powerful and straight to the point, the album begins where it's antecedent - Under Saturn Retrograde - melodically ended. The directions of the new release may vary however over the last year's offering, as the band submerges into more dark, horror-like regions and underground scenery, serving us a more steady and mature recording. Forgotten Tomb is still obscure, melodic and still follows its own negative path - continuously experiencing with sound and imaginativeness. But as fans of the formation may already know, the Italian outfit is likely to surprise the listener during the long and complex compositions, smuggling mainstream-music elements and wise song-structures into the outwardly seamy and fearsome metal landscapes, making the obvious music sub-genres sound not that obvious any more."
According to songwriter Ferdinando "Herr Morbid" Marchisio, this new album is the most personal one he has written since 2004's "Love's Burial Ground" and it explores the darkest corners of his mind like never before, making it without any doubt one of the band's more tortured and twisted offerings. The album was recorded in Elfo Studio (Italy) by Daniele Mandelli (Love’s Burial Ground, Negative Megalomania, Songs To Leave, etc.) and mastered at Finnvox Studios (Impaled Nazarene, Amorphis, Children Of Bodom, Finntroll, HIM). The album can be pre-ordered at this location. More...
Rock/black/doom metal outfit from Italy, Forgotten Tomb, has announced that the band's seventh album to date will be out this Autumn on Agonia Records. The album, entitled "...And Don't Deliver Us From Evil," will consist of 7 brand new songs that are currently being recorded at Elfo Studio (Piacenza, Italy). Finnish Finnvox Studios (Impaled Nazarene, Amorphis, Children Of Bodom, HIM) will take care of mastering.
Forgotten Tomb will also released an official DVD this coming 2012. The disc will include 2 professionally filmed concerts along with bonus & backstage material, bootleg recordings, exclusive interviews and other extras. The first show will feature the band's full performance at the Kings Of Black Metal Festival 2012 (Alsfeld, Germany). The second movie will be shot during the band's upcoming live dates, including several European festivals (Rockcult, Hellfest, Extremefest, Under The Black Sun, Barther Open Air). More...
Italian metal act Forgotten Tomb has now entered the studio to begin work on the follow-up to the "Under Saturn Retrograde" album. The band issued the following brief update from the studio:
"1st studio day. 7 drum tracks recorded. We are done with the drums already! Rhythm guitars will follow next week! We'll post a video report in the next days. Cheers!"
Further details on the upcoming new album will be announced as they become available. For more info on the band, head over to the Forgotten Tomb Facebook profile.
Forgotten Tomb will also be appearing at this year's upcoming Extremefest, which is set to take place from July 5th - 7th. Full details are available here.
Extremefest 2012 will take place in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on July 5th through the 7th in the three cities of Hunxe, Salzburg and Pratteln. It will feature over seventy bands on two stages, with acts still confirming. Head on over to the Extremefest website and Facebook events page for more information. The event is being presented by Metal Hammer, Noizeletter, Legacy, Musix, Metalnews.de, Metal.de, Blast Corpse Promotion (DE) and Catapult Promotion (AT). Check out the list of confirmed bands below, which includes the first European performance of Guttural Secrete.
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 DE – Hünxe, ExtremeFest Germany
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 AT – Salzburg, ExtremeFest Austria
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 CH – Pratteln, ExtremeFest Switzerland
Belphegor *the return of BELPHEGOR*
All Shall Perish
Dornenreich – exclusive Metal-Set!
Desaster (Germany only)
Milking The Goatmachine
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult
Internal Suffering *comeback shows*
Forgotten Tomb *AT & DE only*
Ultrawurscht *AT only*
Dawn of Disease
Hour of Penance
Guttural Secrete More...
Extremefest 2012 will take place in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland on the following dates:
5. July 2012 - 7. July 2012 DE – Hünxe, ExtremeFest Germany
5. July 2012 - 7. July 2012 AT – Salzburg, ExtremeFest Austria
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 CH – Pratteln, ExtremeFest Switzerland
The organizers of Extremefest have now issued the following announcement about confirming Forgotten Tomb and Ultrawurscht:
"Forgotten Tomb been around since 1999 and the Italians have caused quite a stir in the black and dark metal underground! 'Songs To Leave' (2002) or 'Love`s Burial Ground' (2004) are rightfully considered milestones of melancholic dark metal that the fourpiece infuses with doom and black metal elements. In 2011, Forgotten Tomb released their most recent effort 'Under Saturn Retrograde' and fans can look forward to one of the rare appearances of the Italians at the Austrian and German editions of Extremefest!
"It´s all about the sausage with Bavarian / Austrian act Ultrawurscht! Their highly explosive mixture of death metal, grind and hardcore – or simply 'Wurschtcore' – will one day conquer the world, and if you had the chance to check out albums such as 'Cheese Ass Built My Hot Dog' you`ll agree! Mixing metal and sausages should be declared a form of art anyway, so slap some wieners on the grill before checking out Ultrawurscht`s exclusive set at the Austrian edition of the Extremefest 2012!"
So far these bands have been confirmed to play Extremefest 2012: More...
Italy's Forgotten Tomb has checked in with the following statement about working on an new album:
"2012 is gonna be a busy year for the band. Currently we are booking shows all around Europe, the plan is to play live on a stable basis. More gigs will be announced hopefully soon. The re-releases of our back catalogue are out, and the band is currently finishing the songwriting and rehearsing for the new album, to be recorded in between May and June and to be released in Autumn 2012.
"In the meantime, realistic plans for a DVD are being done. The first part of it will be shot at this year's Kings Of Black Metal festival, if everything goes as planned. We'll shoot another show later on this Autumn and we'll add some extras for good. The DVD will be out sometime in 2013.
"This summer we'll also shoot a video clip for a song out of the new album, to be premiered around September. Let's hope we can keep everything on schedule."