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Ultha

From: Germany
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Below is our complete Ultha 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.

Woe Booted For Performing With Inquisition

The Antifa crowd strikes again... despite being a liberal slanted band with specifically anti-fascist songs, U.S. black metal band Woe has been booted from performaning at the Hamburg ist Droneburg fest due to sharing the stage with Inquisition - a band frequently cited as being fascist. Chris Grig from Woe issued this statement to the fans:

"Woe and Ultha were just kicked off of a show because we are performing with Inquisition. We learned this via SMS, before our booker was informed, after driving four hours across Germany, and with no opportunity to appeal the decision.

"The absurdity of this situation is profound. For years, we have been exceptionally vocal about our political and social stances but still careful to not let them define us as a band. We never backed down from an opportunity to discuss it in interviews, we never shrank from it online, we covered a classic anti-fascist punk song to extremely apolitical black metal crowds, and we doubled down with songs like 'No Blood Has Honor' on our new album. Along the way, we introduced countless black metal fans who had never considered politics that it is possible to take an anti-fascist stance without sacrificing the harsh, abrasive stance of a black metal band.

"Our politics have made us the subject of ridicule by some people in the extreme metal scene, but we do not care. Even our detractors typically understand that black metal is full of conflict and diversity. Those who hate us for our liberal views are free to do so, and, ironically, those are the people who are least willing to tell us what we should or shouldn't do, what shows we should and shouldn't play. We'd find this funny if it wasn't so poignant right now. More...

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Woe Kicking Off Tour

U.S. black metal unit Woe begins a European live takeover with Germany-based black metal unit Ultha on Thursday, April 13th. The trek includes an appearance at Roadburn on April 22nd with future onstage assaults both stateside and abroad in the plotting stages.

Woe will be touring in support of the "Hope Attrition" full-length issued last month via Vendetta Records (reviewed here). A dark, mournful work that draws from Woe's black metal influences while extracting dormant death metal undertones, the album was produced by Stephen DeAcutis (Evoken, Dim Mak) and serves as a personal commentary on the chaos of the modern world that only Woe can offer.

4/13/2017 Het Bos - Antwerpen, BE
4/14/2017 Hamburg Is Droneburg Festival @ Hafenklang - Hamburg, DE
4/15/2017 Vendetta Fest @ Tiefgrund - Berlin, DE
4/16/2017 Conspiracy Of The Damned Festival @ Baroeg - Rotterdam, NL
4/17/2017 Nexus - Braunschweig, DE
4/18/2017 Club Famu - Prag, CZ
4/19/2017 Escape - Vienna, AU
4/20/2017 Doom Over Leipzig Festival @ UT Connewitz - Leipzig, DE
4/21/2017 Dudefest Festival @ Jubez - Karlsruhe, DE
4/22/2017 Roadburn Festival @ O13 - Tilburg, NL More...

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Ultha Releasing "Pain Cleanses Every Doubt"

Translation Loss is proud to announce the April 29th release of "Pain Cleanses Every Doubt," the debut album from Germany's black metal threat Ultha. The label comments:

"Recorded in their rehearsal room a mere 6 months after their initiation as a band, Ultha consists of seasoned members from renowned German acts such as Planks, Golddust and more. 'Pain Cleanses Every Doubt' is a testimony to melancholy, fear, and a sense of dread that is always omnipresent in the overall atmosphere of the album.

"From the heavy yet melody-driven tracks to the metaphoric lyrics, Ultha carry forth uncompromising black metal inspired by USBM bands such as Ash Borer, Wolves In The Throne Room, Weakling, Xasthur, and early Leviathan. Pre-orders are active now at this location."

1. Crystalline Pyre
2. Perpetual Resurrection
3. Death Created Time to Grow the Things It Kills
4. You Exist for Nothing More...

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