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Isole

Formed: 2004
From: Gavle, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Isole News

Below is our complete Isole 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Esoteric Gearing Up For European Trek

Experimental doom metal outfit Esoteric returns to Europe in support of double album "Paragon of Dissonance."

The band will explore new areas in Eastern and Central Europe as well as Scandinavia plus Central Europe. Esoteric will be joined on most dates by Swedish/Chilean epic doom band Procession. This powerful package will be completed by special guests Isole from April 11th to 22nd and Indesinence for the remainder of the dates, which can be viewed in full below:

11 Apr 14 Zürich (CH) Werk 21
12 Apr 14 Leipzig (DE) UT
13 Apr 14 Darmstadt (DE) Steinbruch Theater
14 Apr 14 Szczezin (PL) Slowianin
15 Apr 14 Wroclaw (PL) Lykend
16 Apr 14 Warsaw (PL) 2kola
17 Apr 14 Vilnius (LT) Kablys
18 Apr 14 Riga (LV) Melna Piektdiena
19 Apr 14 Tallinn (EE) Tapper Club
20 Apr 14 Helsinki (FI) Bar Loose
21 Apr 14 Uppsala (SE) Cursed Uppsala
22 Apr 14 København (DE) KB18
23 Apr 14 Hamburg (DE) Hafenklang
24 Apr 14 Berlin (DE) K17
25 Apr 14 Oberhausen (DE) Helvete
26 Apr 14 Bruxelles (BE) Magasin 4

The tour is preceded by two UK warm up shows in March:
07 Mar 14 Glasgow (UK) Ivory Blacks
08 Mar 14 Liverpool (UK) The Pilgrim

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Forgotten Tomb Announces European Tour

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 doomedevents@gmail.com. More...

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Isole Streaming New Album Title Track

Sweden's Isole has teamed up with The Obelisk to stream the title track online from the band's upcoming album "Born From Shadows." Head over to this location to listen to the song. "Born From Shadows" is due out at the end of the month through Napalm Records.

The track listing for "Born From Shadows" is:

1. The Lake
2. Black Hours
3. Born from Shadows
4. Come to Me
5. My Angel
6. Condemned
7. When All is Black More...

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Isole Streaming New Track "The Lake"

Swedish doom act Isole is streaming new track "The Lake" on its Facebook page. The new song will appear on the forthcoming release "Born From Shadows" due out on October 28th, 2011 through Napalm Records.

The track listing for "Born From Shadows" is:

1. The Lake
2. Black Hours
3. Born from Shadows
4. Come to Me
5. My Angel
6. Condemned
7. When All is Black

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Maveth To Play Hammer Open Air

Maveth has issued the following announcement about appearing at the 2011 edition of the Hammer Open Air Festival in Finland:

"Hammer Open Air Metal Festival! Next summer Maveth will perform at Hammer Open Air Festival in Lieto, Finland. Dates for the festival are 15th and 16th of July 2011. For more info visit this location."

Other confirmed bands so far are: More...

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Mirror Of Deception Completes New Album

Swabian doom metal band MIRROR OF DECEPTION has finished the recordings for their new album, "A Smouldering Fire," (at the vault of END OF GREENs Michelle Darkness). The band has also re-recorded some older material. Currently the band is busy mixing the album at Soundman Studios, to be released in the fall.

Upcoming Mirror of Deception shows are as follows:

23.10.2010 GER - Würzburg - Posthalle - Hammer Of Doom IV (w/ SOLITUDE AETURNUS, GRIFTEGARD, SORCERER)
06.11.2010 AUT - Wien - Escape - Doom Over Vienna V (w/ Isole, MaeL Mórdha, Vortigan)
04.12.2010 GER - Schorndorf - Manufaktur - 20 Years Mirror of Deception (w/ DREAMING + 1 Special Guest)

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The Foreshadowing To Play Nihil Extreme Metal Fest

Italian act The Foreshadowing has been confirmed to play at the 2010 edition of the Nihil Extreme Metal Festival, which takes place on September 4th. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. The currently announced lineup is as follows:

Belphegor
Forgotten Tomb
Isole
Nocturnal Depression
The Foreshadowing
Mystical Fullmoon
Blind Horizon

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Jonas Lindstrom To Join Demonical For Festival

Bassist Martin Schulman of Swedish death metal band Demonical has checked in with the following brief update about recruiting Jonas Lindstrom as a temporary drummer for an upcoming festival appearance: "Jonas Lindström - the drummer of Isole and Undivine - will handle the skins at the upcoming Protzen Open Air show due to Ronnie’s other touring commitments. See you in hell!" The upcoming Demonical tour dates are as follows:

6/5 2010 GER - Protzen - Protzen Open Air
7/1 2010 SWE - Borlänge - Peace and Love Festival
7/8 2010 SLO - Tolmin - Metalcamp
7/9 2010 GER - Torgau - In Flammen Open Air
8/12 2010 GER - Bad Berka - Party San Open Air

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Grieving Age Confirmed For Doom Shall Rise Fest

Saudi Arabian death metallers Grieving Age have been confirmed for the 2010 edition of the Doom Shall Rise festival. The festival is set to take place on April 9th and 10th, 2010 in Göppingen, Germany. The complete line-up for the festival is as follows:

40 Watt Sun
Argus
Doomshine
Grieving Age
Iron Man
Isole
Jex Thoth
Kodiak
Magma Rise
Mourning Beloveth
Nomadson
Orodruin
Rituals of the Oak
shEver
The 11th Hour
Unsilence

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The 11th Hour Confirmed For Doom Shall Rise Fest

Dutch metallers The 11th Hour have been confirmed for the Doom Shall Rise Festival, which will take place on April 9th and 10th, 2010 in Göppingen, Germany. More information on the festival can be found at this location. The complete line-up is as follows:

40 Watt Sun (UK)
Argus (USA)
Doomshine (GER)
Grieving Age (SAUDI ARABIA)
Iron Man (USA)
Isole (SWE)
Jex Thoth (USA)
Kodiak (GER)
Magma Rise (HUN)
Mourning Beloveth (IRE)
Nomadson (MALTA)
Orodruin (USA)
Rituals of the Oak (AUS)
shEver (CH)
The 11th Hour (NL)
Unsilence (UK)

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Thurisaz Announces Live Show With Isole

Belgian metallers Thurisaz has issued the following announcement about upcoming tour dates:

"Good news!!! We'll be playing with Isole (Swe) and Marche Funèbre in Ieper (Vortn Vis) on the 27th of september! Hope to see you there! Other good news: we've got a new tour planned in november, dates and places will be announced soon."

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Bands Confirmed For Madrid Is The Dark Fest 2009

The 2009 edition of the Madrid Is The Dark festival will take place at Ritmo y Compas in Madrid, Spain on Septemeber 11th and 12th.

The currently confirmed bands for the festival are Draconian, Autumnal, Officium Triste, Proccess of Guilt, and Isole.

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Isole Announce New Album Title

Swedish doom metal band ISOLE has completed the work on its new album, "Bliss of Solitude", at the group's own Studio Apocalypse for a January 2008 release via Napalm Records. According to a press release, "ISOLE makes use of clean vocals, slo-mo grooves, and melodies in the minor keys. Fans of CANDLEMASS, SOLITUDE AETERNUS, or early ANATHEMA and MY DYING BRIDE will not be disappointed."

ISOLE's sophomore album, "Throne of Void", was released in June 2006 via I Hate Records. The follow-up to 2005's "Forevermore" featured "a slightly rawer and heavier sound" (both production- and music-wise) than its predecessor, according to a press release.

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Undivine Reveal Tracklisting Of Forthcoming Album

Swedish death/black metal band UNDIVINE, which features in its ranks IN AETERNUM guitarist Erik Kumpulainen and ISOLE drummer Jonas Lindström, has revealed the track listing for its debut album, due later in the year through an as-yet-undetermined record label. It is as follows:

01. My Silence
02. Chaos Prayer
03. In Lust And Disgust
04. A Vision Undivine
05. Cold Dead Heart
06. ...And The Word Was War
07. The Cleansing
08. Catholic

UNDIVINE's lineup is completed by Tommy Holmer (RIMTHURS, ex-NECROCIDE) on vocals, Robert Fälström (MACHINE, ex-IN AETERNUM) on bass and Kristofer Nilsson on guitar and backing vocals.

Commented the band: "We are now waiting for contract propositions, and will tell you when we have found the right deal for our full-length. Offers have arrived, time is soon to make decisions. A bunch of new songs have already been created, seven pieces as for now. So we have surely not been uncreative. Jonas has been giving us some new shit to work with. And it is awesome stuff, great riffs and arrangements! These rough diamonds will be nicely polished for our next record!"

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Isole's "Throne Of Void" Audio Samples Available

Sweden's ISOLE have uploaded audio samples of all seven tracks that will appear on their sophomore album, "Throne of Void", due on June 23 via I Hate Records. You can check them out at this location.

The follow-up to 2005's "Forevermore", "Throne of Void" reportedly features "a slightly rawer and heavier sound" (both production- and music-wise) than its predecessor.

ISOLE recently released a 7" vinyl single, "The Beyond", through I Hate. The single marked the group's first recording with new drummer Jonas Lindström, who is also a member of the death metal quartet WITHERED BEAUTY and black metal quintet UNDIVINE. The single's title cut, "The Beyond", was described in a press release as "a relatively up-tempo scorcher of a song" while "Beyond the Black II" was said to be "a really slow piece of mournful epic doom." Despite borrowing its title from the debut album track, "Beyond the Black II" doesn’t have much in common with its namesake, being much slower and with only some parts recognizable from its name predecessor.

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New Isole Samples Available For Download

Audio samples of the new ISOLE tracks "The Beyond" and "Beyond the Black II" have been made available for download at the group's official web site. Both songs will be included on the Swedish doom metal quartet's upcoming 7" vinyl release, "The Beyond", due on March 13 via I Hate Records. The single marks the group's first recording with new drummer Jonas Lindstrom, who is also a member of the death metal quartet WITHERED BEAUTY and black metal quintet UNDIVINE. The single's title cut, "The Beyond", is described in a press release as "a relatively up-tempo scorcher of a song" while "Beyond the Black II" is said to be "a really slow piece of mournful epic doom." Despite borrowing its title from the debut album track, "Beyond the Black II" doesn't have much in common with its namesake, being much slower and with only some parts recognizable from its name predecessor.

ISOLE are currently recording their as-yet-untitled second album at their own Studio Apocalypse. The CD, which is expected to have a slightly rawer and heavier sound (both production- and music-wise) than the band's 2005 debut, "Forevermore", is expected to be completed by the end of March for a tentative June release.

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Isole/ World Below Tour Cancelled

From Isole's guitarist Crister Olsson,

"I'm sorry to announce that the Isole & World Below mini tour is cancelled due to reasons beyond our control. Germany and France will have to wait for a while. I hope we will visit Europe to do gigs in the future, we are very sorry about this and of course we are very disappointed.
We (Isole) will focus on our new material and our second album instead."

World Below have parted ways with their bassist/vocalist Mikael Danielsson, following the departure of their guitarist Per Nilsson a month ago. As a result the groups previously announced tour with Isole had to be cancelled.

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I Hate Records To Release Thee Plague Of Gentlemen

I Hate Records will release "Primula Pestis" - the debut album from Belgian doomsters Thee Plague Of Gentlemen (TPOG). The band has been in the studio for the last two months, recording "a slab of concrete and utter sonic weight" .The album is due out in February or March, 2005.

Also, THEE PLAGUE OF GENTLEMEN will play live with REVEREND BIZARRE, ISOLE and THE GATES OF SLUMBER in Stockholm/Sweden at CLUB666 on the 9th of April 2005. The Stockholm gig will be one stop in the row of European dates that TPOG will be doing together with THE GATES OF SLUMBER during April 2005 in Sweden, Germany, UK, Belgium, The Netherlands, Austria... (still looking for some dates). In February, TPOG will also do 2 Irish dates (Belfast and Dublin).

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Isole Enter The Studio

Isole (ex-Forlorn from Sweden) entered the studio in late September to record their debut album. It will be released early next year on I hate Records. Next to that, some gigs are planned, i.e. on the Doom Shall Rise Festival.

The band states that this is their heaviest and slowest release so far.

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Confirmations For Doom Shall Rise Fest Announced

The third installment of Doom Shall Rise, the world's biggest doom metal festival, will take place on April 15 and 16, 2005 at the Chapel in Göppingen, Germany. The list of bands currently confirmed to appear at the festival is as follows:

Burning Saviours (Sweden)
Isole (Sweden, formerly Forlorn)
Mirror of Deception (Germany)
Pale Divine (USA)
Rising Dust (France)
Thunderstorm (Italy)
The Gates of Slumber (USA)
The River (UK)
Well of Souls (Germany)
Warning (UK)

More bands will be announced soon.

Tickets for the festival will be available at the Doom Shall Rise website beginning on January 1, 2005.

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