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Vocalist Nornagest of Belgian black metallers Enthroned has issued the following update about finishing the recording of a new album:
"Ave! The recording session of our 8th album is done!! We are very satisfied of how ‘Pentagrammaton’ turns out; the final result of the album is exactly what we wanted to achieve: an album which can be best situated between our last offering ‘Tetra Karcist’ and Enthroned cult album ‘Towards the Skullthrone of Satan’ yet adding some new elements as usual.
"The whole concept of ‘Pentagrammaton’ deals with direct approach: the sound is warmer than ‘Tetra Karcist’, natural drums, heavy guitars for a lyrical concept based on lived experiences and facts, somehow something very personal lets say! After some listening sessions where some musicians and fans were invited, the general opinion is as follow: This next opus is more extreme, surprising, dark and filthy!
"Phorgath proves his talent as producer and has nothing to envy with well known producers around. The sound is wider, more opressing and definitely fitting Enthroned's ‘Pentagrammaton’, for sure one of 2010 best Black metal releases is on its way. We would like to thanx Vekhtor (Voidcom/ N.E.O.), KJ (Goat Torment), Shaun (Age of Torment), Ross (LOT), Onielar (Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult), ARNO and all the persons present then for their honest comments and help."
Enthroned has issued the following update regarding their recent lineup changes:
"Nguaroth & Ahephaim decided to part ways with Enthroned due to a lack of time and availability, their future plans couldn't match with the writing - recording and touring schedules of the band."
"Enthroned would like to salute the dedication both members showed and fulfilled during these last years!" More...
Black metal band Enthroned has issued the following update about a change in the May 23rd tour date in Belgium:
"We received the news this morning that due to some circumstences beyond the promoter's control, the date in Jumet (Belgium) will be replaced by Dolhain (Belgium)."
The Festung Open Air Festival 2009 will take place in Bitterfeld, Germany on May 30 - 31. The currently confirmed bands are as follows:
Dead To This World
Enthroned has issued the following statement about their recent show in Moscow:
"The band would like to thanx all the Russian devotees who showed up to the Black Mass ritual in Moscow this last week end! Its been ages that we enjoyed to play for such a crowd in such conditions. May the grace of our Dark Father be with you all!
"Also, last but not least, the people behind this ritual: Arma Diaboli productions and their crew, Pseudogod, Teitanfyre, Blackwinged and Orthodox 666."
Belgian black metal act Enthroned has announced that they will name their new studio album, "Pentagrammaton." The album will be released through Regain Records later this year. More details on the album will be revealed as soon as they are announced.
Texas-based mythological occult metal outfit ABSU has announced the addition of bassist/co-vocalist Ezezu (ex-PANZRAM) to the group's ranks. This is the first time the band is experiencing a permanent quartet-type line up since the band's debut album "Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L." Drummer/vocalist Proscriptor says of the latest addition, "We are very proud to welcome Ezezu as the newest member of ABSU. He was the missing element we have been searching for and definitely fits in the group. We are delighted to convey our next chapter of mythological occult metal with him." More...
After their tour in Brazil with SADUS and SEVERE TORTURE, ENTHRONED guitarist and vocalist Nornagest had to be taken to the hospital two days after his return for a back injury. "The surgery went fine and he should be up in the next week. This won't affect any concerts in the future," the band comments.
Here are the upcoming ENTHRONED shows:
Nov. 01 - Volkshaus, Germany - Weimar
Nov. 08 - JC Togenblik, Belgium - Beveren Waas
Belgian Black/Thrash maniacs DEMONIZER will release their third album called "Triumphator" on Folter Records in August 2008. The material was recorded at Shumcot studio and mixed and mastered at NecroMorbus studio by NecroMorbus in October 2007. "Triumphator" also featured guest vocals by Noctiz (Paragon Impure, Lugubrum) and Nornagest (Enthroned).
Here is the tracklisting for "Triumphator":
1. Terror, Chaos, Bloodlust, Death (full track on MySpace)
3. The Wolf Inside
5. Bright the Stars must shine tonight
6. Purity in Legacy
7. Into the Dark Void
8. Let Them Hate
9. Bestial Ejaculation
Singer Nornagest from Belgium-based black metal act ENTHRONED has issued the following update:
"The composition process for Enthroned's next album has started and we can confirm that the two tracks we are actually working on are taking Enthroned on another high level while remaining close to the style of our previous release Tetra Karcist. YOU WILL GET A FUCKING HELL OF AN ALBUM!!!!"
Enthroned's live schedule:
3 - Oostrozebeeke, Belgium - T'Ieperste
23 - Ingolstad, Germany - Ohrakel
18 - Pössneck, Germany - Hells Pleasure Fest
October (with GLORIOR BELLI, GORATH)
25 - Essen, Germany at tba
26 - Bitterfeld, Germany at tba
27 - Munich, Germany at tba
28 - Berlin, Germany at tba
Texas-based mythological occult metal outfit ABSU has announced the addition of guitarist/keyboardist Zawicizuz (ex-RAPE, PILLAGE & BURN, INFERNAL OAK) to the group's ranks. He replaces Vastator, who recently quit the band due to musical and personal differences. Drummer/vocalist Proscriptor says of the replacement, "We are very proud to welcome Zawicizuz as the newest musician of ABSU! He is one of the best-kept secrets in the extreme Texas music environment and we are delighted to convey our next chapter of mythological occult metal with him."
ABSU will enter Nomad Recording Studio in April 2008 to begin recording the self-titled CD for a tentative autumn release on Candlelight Records. The album will be engineered/produced by none other than Sterling Winfield (PANTERA, KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE, SOLITUDE AETERNUS, USURPER, BLOOD OF THE SUN, etc.) and mastered by Proscriptor at his studio Tarot Productions. More...
Regain Records has issued the following:
"We are really proud to announce that Regain Records has inked a deal with belgian black metal warriors ENTHRONED.
We are really looking forward releasing the upcoming material of the band and bring them to the next level."
Belgian black metallers ENTHRONED check in with the following update:
"Due to some problems with the organization of the tour (with GORGOROTH), ENTHRONED has no other choice than to pull off the current tour after the date in Belgium (November 28). Most of what was promised never actually happened, creating severe tensions between the band and the tour promoter. As well some health problems occurred due to the lame state and insalubrity of the tour bus. ENTHRONED would like to apologize towards the fans for something that is beyond our control."
ENTHRONED's new album, "Tetra Karcist", was released in September via Napalm Records. The CD was recorded under the guidance of Harris Johns (SODOM, KREATOR, VOIVOD). Guest musicians on the CD include Ashmedi (MELECHESH), MkM (ANTAEUS), Verderf (ex-VERLOREN, OUROBOUROS), Harris Johns and Dungeon (ICONOCLASM).
Sweden's black metal band Tyrant has issued the following update about their band, by way of introduction before going on tour with Gorgoroth and Enthroned later this year:
"On the edge of the precipice, there is only one way back, and that is by taking a step forward.
"The band that was to become TYRANT was something we had been wanting to create for a long time. But it was nothing we planned, it just happened. But now afterwards we realize that it was inevitable. And when something comes naturally, it's a result of honesty. We were simply pissed off about the development in music today, it needed to be reminded of how it´s supposed to be.
We were in studio Beast drinking beer like we often do. Peter had been drunk the day before and had recorded an idea, which he shared with the rest of us, and to us it was obvious how we needed to develop it further. Once you start working, the inspiration sets in. We made the songs, recorded them live, most of them in just one take, and barely mixed them. The album was completed in 26 hours! We realized we had created something unique. TYRANT was born. When others talk about perfectionism, we talk about simplicity. When others talk about beautifying, we talk about uglifying. Sometimes it's right to be wrong.
-D.F.Bragman July 2007"
TYRANT release their debut album "Reclaim The Flame' in October and will tour Europe with GORGOROTH and ENTHRONED on the tour dates listed below. In the meantime, you can check out some of their material on their MySpace page.
TYRANT tour dates with Gorgoroth and Enthroned
Presented by Terrorizer an Metal Hammer: More...
Belgian black metallers Enthroned recently announced the return of ex-drummer Alsvid for the recording sessions for "Tetra Karcist" due to some work conflicts with existing drummer Glaurung.The band also added bassist Phorgath, who "used to be (the) session guitar player (for Enthroned) after Nerath Daemon's departure and is the frontman of Belgian death/black metal band Emptiness," the group posted on their website. Enthroned also announced that guitarist Nornagest will take over the lead vocals in the group following the departure of frontman Sabathan last October.
Enthroned will support Gorgoroth on their upcoming European tour in November. Enthroned 's schedule is now shaping up as follows:
Jul. 21 - BE - Méan - Mean Metal Fest
Aug. 17 - MX - Leon - [to be announced]
Aug. 18 - MX - Mexico City - Expo
Aug. 19 - MX - [to be announced]
Enthroned supporting Gorgoroth:
Nov. 08 - DK - Kobenhavn - The Rock
Nov. 09 - NL - Leeuwarden - Romeijn
Nov. 10 - NL - Rotterdam - Waterfront
Nov. 16 - CH - Erstfeld - Transilvania Live
Nov. 17 - FR - Lyon - [to be announced]
Nov. 18 - ES - Barcelona - Mephisto
Nov. 20 - FR - Paris - La Loco
Nov. 21 - UK - London - Scala
Nov. 22 - UK - Nottingham - Rock City
Nov. 23 - IE - Dublin - The Voodoo Lounge
Nov. 24 - IE - Cork - An Cruiscin Lan
Nov. 25 - UK - Glasgow - Cathouse
Nov. 27 - FR - Rennes - Antipos
Nov. 28 - BE - Vosselaar – Biebob
Belgian black metallers ENTHRONED's recordings for their upcoming album, Tetra Karcist have begun under the guidance of Harris Johns (SODOM, VOIVOD). Enthroned have called in the following reinforcements to appear on the album: Ashmedi (MELECHESH), MkM (ANTAEUS), Verderf (ex-VERLOREN/OUROBOUROS), Harris Johns, and Dungeon (ICONOCLASM) will be guests on the new album.
Furthermore, following an upcoming mini-tour of Mexico, an extensive tour is in the works for November/December.
Nornagest, guitarist/vocalist of Belgian black metallers ENTHRONED has issued the following tour report on the band's official forum:
"We are back from the Italian tour! It was a blow and a huge success! We first landed in Milano, where the promoter and the guys of SINISTER were waiting for us. We had a trip of six hours till the first venue and got prepared for our first show in a year and the first one with the new line-up! We played a 60 minutes set even tho the venue was filled with about 150 people (Thursday night) the place was in the mood! After the show and some drinks with the fans we headed to the hotel and took the plane the next day in Rome's airport, direction Palermo (Sicily). The place looked like a semi-open-air disco quite bizarre but top notch indeed. I perform a banishing ritual just before entering the stage and invoked Kali-Ma. The concert went on filled with Hatred (one of the most infernal presence on stage I ever had!) and despise some little problems with the sound engineer everything went on like a fist in the face! Sinister invaded the stage for an excellent old-school DM show, these guys are back with a vengeance for sure! As the owner of the venue allowed us free drinks for the whole night we spent a white night and took back the plane to Valencia direction Este. The venue was one of the hottest ever, the gig went fine but in the middle of the set, I piece of string slashed my pinky and I lost a piece of flesh and I spent the rest of the gig playing with my "d" string slashing inside the wound, well shit happens... Another success, but a very quite audience. More...
ENTHRONED has issued the following update:
"The first shows since last years Graspop are in sight, a mini co-headling tour will occure in Italy along with Dutch death metal veterans SINISTER." Dates are as follows: More...
Shortly after the band parted ways with longtime growler Sabathan, ENTHRONED has started working on their next album leaving the live performences aside during the process. The band hinted that this release will take them in an even more extreme direction, increasing the dark and oppressive side of their music. The album's current working title is Tetra Karcist and ENTHRONED promises to focus as much energy into its graphic conception as it will on its music.
Guitarist Nornagest of the long-running Belgian black metal warlords ENTHRONED has sent the following message to BLABBERMOUTH.NET:
"On October 19th 2006, the decision was taken that longtime vocalist Sabathan won't be a part of ENTHRONED anymore. It was time to choose whether we would go on like this and lead ENTHRONED to a certain death or whether it will continue in its original perspectives.
"I've been involved within this creation for almost 15 years and Sabathan has always been my war-brother within this journey, but some issues occurred between him and the rest of the band regarding several factors, but we prefer to keep those things in between ourselves, things that [aren't] your business.
"To make a long story short; Sabathan isn't interested nor have conviction in our faith (black metal here so to speak) anymore, and for the last two years we were not able to practice nor to write music in a decent way. More...