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Latest Krieg News

Below is our complete Krieg 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.

Krieg Releases New Music Video

With Krieg's latest album "Transient" (reviewed here) now in stores, Decibel Magazine today premieres the first official video by the band for the song “Ruin Our Lives.” Check it out below.

"Transient," released September 2nd, is the seventh full-length recording from the long-running black metal band. The 56-minute album was recorded earlier this year at Machines With Magnets Studios in Providence and features guest appearance from Thurston Moore and the band’s re-make of Amebix classic “Winter.”

Catch Krieg live on these dates:

9/27 – Beaumont Warehouse, Philadelphia
10/21 – Millcreek Tavern, Philadelphia
11/07 – Sidebar, Baltimore
11/08 – Gorham Brothers Music, Syracuse NY More...

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Krieg Streaming "Return Fire"

U.S. black metal outfit Krieg is gearing up to release "Transient" on September 2nd via Candlelight Records (reviewed here).

Today the band has teamed up with No Clean Singing to stream the track "Return Fire" (available below). The full track listing is as follows:

1. Order Of the Solitary Road (streaming here)
2. Circling the Drain
3. Return Fire
4. To Speak With Ghosts
5. Atlas With A Broken Arm
6. Time
7. Winter
8. Walk With Them Unnoticed
9. Ruin Our Lives
10. Home
11. Gospel Hand More...

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Krieg Reveals "Transient" Details

After four long years of Silence, Krieg is gearing up for a screaming return with "Transient" on September 2nd via Candlelight Records.

The song "Order Of The Solitary Road" can be heard below, and the full album features guest appearances from Dwid Hellion (Integrity) and Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), as well as a cover of "Winter" by Amebix.

Pre-orders for "Transient" are available at this location, and the track listing will be as follows:

1. Order Of the Solitary Road
2. Circling the Drain
3. Return Fire
4. To Speak With Ghosts
5. Atlas With A Broken Arm
6. Time
7. Winter
8. Walk With Them Unnoticed
9. Ruin Our Lives
10. Home
11. Gospel Hand More...

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Krieg Streaming "Order Of The Solitary Road"

After a four year wait, U.S. black metal band Krieg is gearing up to release seventh full-length album "Transient" on September 2nd through Candlelight Records.

The album features guest appearances from Dwid Hellion (Integrity) and Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), and today a track from the release has made its way online.

Check out the new song "Order Of The Solitary Road" below, thanks to the fine folks at Decibel Magazine.

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Krieg To Release New Album

Silent for nearly four years, U.S. black metal act Krieg will present seventh full length recording "Transient" on September 2nd via Candlelight Records.

Featuring vocalist N. Jameson with studio guitarists A. Poole and D. Zdanavage, bassist D. Sykes, and drummer J. Dost, the album also features guest appearances from Dwid Hellion (Integrity) and Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth).

Jameson notes, “This is the first album we have done that features a band that has worked together for an extended period of time that had a fully realized vision of how the record was supposed to sound.”

The "Transient" will include eleven new songs, including a remake of Amebix’s “Winter.” Jameson says, “there was never any idea to stay within the confines that black metal has become. This was liberation. It is probably the most ‘black metal’ record I’ve done in almost ten years.

"This record encompasses another autobiographical gallery of a life misspent, a negative existence. At its core, it is probably the most miserable and anger-fueled thing I’ve ever put to tape.”

Further details and upcoming tour dates are set to be announced shortly.

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Wolvhammer Announces U.S. Shows

Midwest metal band Wolvhammer is going to embark on a U.S. East Coast tour run with comrades in legendary U.S. cult black metal band Krieg and the new band Doomsday (which features Wolvhammer/Chrome Waves/ex-Nachtmystium guitarist Jeff Wilson).

The tour dates are as follows and look for Jeff Wilson (aka Lord Darkness) to be doing triple duty on this tour as he will be playing with all bands:

10/26 – Chicago, IL – Ultra Lounge
10/27 – Minneapolis, MN – Surly Darkness Festival* (day show)
10/27 – Minneapolis, MN – Hexagon Bar
10/28 – Green Bay, WI – Crunchy Frog
10/29 – Indianapolis, IN – Jukebox
10/30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
10/31 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
11/01 – Baltimore, MD – TBA
11/02 – Somerville, MA – PA’s Lounge
11/03 – New York, NY – Union Pool
11/04 – Columbus, OH – TBA*
*Wolvhammer only More...

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Leviathan's Jef Whitehead Charged With Battery

The Chicago Tribune has reported that Jef Whitehead (a.k.a. Wrest of Leviathan, Krieg, and Nachtmystium) has been charged with criminal sexual assault and aggravated domestic battery. An excerpt from the report follows:

"Veterans of the tattoo world were trying to make sense of the allegations made against a renowned tattoo artist who Cook County prosecutors say used the tools of his trade to sexually assault his girlfriend after he slammed her head against a floor and choked her. Jef Whitehead, 42, was charged with criminal sexual assault and aggravated domestic battery Sunday and held on $350,000 bond after allegedly attacking his girlfriend.

"Prosecutors said an argument between the couple began about 12:30 a.m. Saturday at a home connected to a tattoo shop in the 1100 block of West Taylor Street. The woman was taken to the University of Illinois Medical Center in fair to serious condition, said Quention Curtis, a Chicago Fire Department spokesman. Her condition was not known Sunday. 'I've never known him to be violent to anyone — male or female,' Freddy Corbin said of Whitehead, whom he has known for more than 20 years.

"For the last three or four months, Whitehead has been traveling throughout the United States and parts of Europe on a tattooing tour, said Corbin, owner of Temple Tattoo in Oakland, Calif., where Whitehead has worked for three years."

No members of any of the band's Wrest is involved with have made any statements regarding the issue at this point in time. Additional details will be announced as they are made available.

Read the full article at Chicago Tribune.

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Krieg Streaming New Song Online

Krieg is currently streaming a new song online from the band's new album "The Isolationist," which is set for release on October 26th. The new song "All Paths To God" is available to be heard through Stereogum.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. No Future
2. Photographs from an Asylum
3. All Paths to God
4. Ambergeist
5. Depakote
6. Religion III
7. Blue of Noon
8. Decaying Inhalations
9. An the Stars Fell On
10. Remission
11. Dead Windows

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Candlelight Records Signs Krieg and Yaotl Mictlan

Candlelight Records confirms the recent signings of Krieg and Yaotl Mictlan. All three add to the English label’s growing American roster, a concentrated effort of the label the past several years. Currently celebrating is ninth year of US operation, the label opened US offices January 2001 with the release of its first album, Zyklon’s acclaimed debut. "World ov Worms," in early April, Candlelight continues its quest to deliver quality recordings by both new and established recording artists.

"The Isolationist" is the confirmed title for the sixth album from New Jersey-based Krieg. Main creator Imperial says, “it is truly an honor to get to work with a professional label at this point in Krieg’s career. 'The Isolationist' will be more experimental, uglier, and yet more beautiful than previous Krieg records.” The album will start production in early February at Volume Studios in Chicago. The record is tentatively planned for a July release.

Salt Lake City-based Yaotl Mictlan have completed recording of their second album currently planned for release in April. "Dentro del Mantro Gris de Chaae" showcases the band’s Mexican and Mayan culture (their name in the Mexican language of Nahuatl meaning “warriors from the land of the dead”). The band, originally discovered by Brujeria vocalist Juan Brujo, was formed by brothers Yaotl and Tlatecatl in 1998. The band plan to tour in support of the album throughout 2010.

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Ocean, Salome To Play Show No Mercy Concert

On the heels of "Pantheon Of The Lesser," their second album for Important Records, and subsequent features in Decibel, Metal Maniacs, and Terrorizer, Portland, Maine quartet OCEAN is joining Virginia trio SALOME (featuring members of AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED) for a night of epic doom February 15 at Brooklyn, New York's Public Assembly (formerly Galapagos) as part of the third installment of Pitchfork's monthly SHOW NO MERCY Showcase. (The first two events were headlined by Nachtmystium/Velnius and Skeletonwitch/Cannabis Corpse, respectively.)

OCEAN and SALOME will be joined by Boston riff rockers RIFF CANNON and Brooklyn's own icy minimalist doom crew BATILLUS. Future SHOW NO MERCY events will include Tombs, Crucifier, Wetnurse, Krieg, and Krallice, among others.

Each month, artist SELDON HUNT (Neurosis, Khanate, Jesu, Isis, etc.) will create original SHOW NO MERCY flyer designs. The series is organized by BRANDON STOSUY, who writes Pitchfork's monthly metal column, SHOW NO MERCY.

You can view the latest flier here and get more information on the show here.

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Krieg To Commence Work On 'Final' Album

New Jersey-based black metallers KRIEG have commenced work on their "final" full-length album, "Blue Miasma". The initial recordings were completed at Winterblut Studio in Germany, while vocals and bass will be added this weekend by Marcus Kolar (SARCOPHAGUS, FOREST OF IMPALED) at Studio One in Racine, Wisconsin, followed by final mixing and editing later this month. Azentrius (NACHTMYSTIUM) will also add some additonal vocals and guitar work. The album will be released on CD through No Colours, with the vinyl version set to surface through Darkland. "Blue Miasma" is the longest KRIEG work — with a running time of about one hour — and continues to explore different moods and atmopsheres that were begun with 2004's "The Black House". In other news, "Sono il Scherno", KRIEG's unreleased second full-length album recorded in 1998 will see release in its intended form and structure through Battle Kommand Records early summer. Adversary Prod., the new label of Laurent (formerly of Warspirit Rex), will release a cassette compilation of KRIEG vinyl recordings. Demoniac Evangelism Records will release an Icelandic cassette version of "The Black House" and "Patrick Bateman", with the instrumental bonus track "The Forest Beneath the Sea", taken from "Blue Miasma"

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