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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.

Twilight Premiere New Song "This Road South"

Chicago black metal outfit Twilight premiere a new song entitled "This Road South", taken from their upcoming new EP "Trident Death Rattle", which will be out in stores May 1st via Ascension Monuments Media. Trident Death Rattle will contain three unreleased tracks from the 2012 album III:Beneath Trident’s Tomb.

Check out now "This Road South" below.

Explains guitarist Blake Judd also (Nachtmystium): More...

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Metal & Beer Fest Announced

On Saturday and Sunday, April 22nd - 23rd, 2017, Decibel Magazine is bringing the loudest, heaviest two-day craft beer festival in the world to The Fillmore Philadelphia: the first annual Decibel Metal & Beer Fest, presented by Unibroue. Ticket info is available here.

For nearly a decade, Decibel has fostered the brotherhood between the craft beer and metal worlds with the monthly "Brewtal Truth" column written Adem Tepedelen. Now, the two worlds will be united in one glorious weekend of extreme sound and suds in Philadelphia.

Headliners include grindcore brutalizers Agoraphobic Nosebleed (Saturday) and reunited stoner doom legends Sleep (Sunday) with Municipal Waste, Pig Destroyer, Immolation, Panopticon, Withered, Khemmis, Krieg, Crypt Sermon, Falls of Rauros and Cemetery Piss rounding out a devastating weekend of intoxicated metal mayhem.

A host of craft breweries in the U.S. will also be taking part: TRVE (CO), Hammerheart (MN), Holy Mountain (WA), Burial (NC), Atlas (DC), Hoof Hearted (OH), Neshaminy Creek (PA), Burnt Hickory (GA), Hydra (SD), Tired Hands (PA), Champion (VA), Three Weavers (CA), 18th Street (IN) and Cigar City (FL). More...

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Migration Fest 2016 Announced

20 Buck Spin and Gilead Media will join forces in Summer 2016 to present the inaugural Migration Festival in Olympia, Washington. Jointly conceived by the two labels, Migration Fest will primarily showcase bands from each label's roster, as well as select other affiliated and respected artists.

The festival is set to take place at the historic Capitol Theater in downtown Olympia on August 12th, 13th, and 14th. Confirmed bands include Auroch, The Body & Krieg collaborative performance, Christian Mistress, Dead To A Dying World, False, Fórn, Full Of Hell, Khemmis, Kowloon Walled City, Krallice, Mutilation Rites, Nightfell, Obsequiae, Pale Chalice, Thou, Vastum, Vhol, And Yellow Eyes.

Approximately six additional bands, including some headliners, will be announced later. There will also be separate after-shows to occur at a smaller local venue. Ticket information, including price and on-sale date, will be announced in the near future.

20 Buck Spin founder David Adelson comments: "I'd heard Adam (Bartlett, Gilead Media boss) was thinking of coming West to do the next iteration of Gilead Fest. I'd been thinking of doing something similar myself for years but never had, and so suggested we join up and do something together. Adam was immediately receptive and the idea for Migration Festival was born right then. Olympia felt right since I'm already based here, and because of its small size and walkability this is a great place to have it, both for locals, and for out-of-towers.

Says Adam Bartlett, "After two successful installments of my own Gilead Fest in this small Wisconsin town it seemed like the time was right to branch out and try something different. The idea to work with Dave and his label on a collaborative event makes perfect sense given our similar music backgrounds and diverse, but complimentary label families. And Olympia serves as the perfect central location for this type of festival." More...

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The Body Streaming Split Track

The lead track from the impending collaborative LP from The Body and Krieg has been made publicly available several weeks ahead of the album's release through At A Loss Recordings. Check out "Bottom Of The Bottle, Bottom Of The River" in the player below.

At A Loss Recordings will release this split on November 13, 2015 on all digital platforms, CD, cassette, and LP with digital download included. The artwork for the package was handled by Jason Bartell, also of Fang Island fame.

Expect both Krieg and The Body to have busy tour schedules throughout the remainder of 2015 and through 2016, including collaborative tour dates. More...

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The Body Announces Split With Krieg

The continuing discography of apocalyptic rogue faction The Body expands once again with a newest anti-human outcry through a collaborative LP with Krieg. The split is now locked up for official release on November 13, 2015 through At A Loss Recordings.

Formed in mid-1990s and late 1990s, respectively, Krieg and The Body met in the mid 2000s, being different sonically but sharing a bleak world view and inspirations musically far outside of the genre standards of metal. When Neill Jameson, the sole founding and constant member of Krieg, showed up to the recording sessions at Machines With Magnets in Providence, Rhode Island with only an acoustic guitar, a few pedals and a bottle of whiskey, Lee Buford and Chop King of The Body knew that the collaboration would be something vastly different from their other recordings.

Written and recorded during the long sessions of The Boyd's "Christs, Redeemers" and "I Shall Die Here" LPs, the end result is a blackened industrial crush of noise and anguish. Stand by for audio transmissions, pre-order links and more on The Body & Krieg in the coming days. The track listing is:

1. Bottom Of The Bottle, Bottom Of The River
2. Carved Out And Caved In
3. Fracture
4. Celebrate Your Shame
5. Never Worth Your Name
6. Gallows
7. A Failure Worth Killing Yourself
8. The Final Nail More...

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Death To False Metal Festival Announced

This August, the maiden installment of a brand new metal fest will take over Hamden, Connecticut, dubbed the Death To False Metal Festival.

Born out of a desire to bring together some of the best touring acts in the world with quality local and regional metal acts, DTFM festival hopes to create one of the premiere metal festivals in the U/S.

Sponsored by Metal Insider and Earsplit PR, the first edition gathering is set to take place on Friday, August 14th and Saturday the 15th at The Outer Space & Ballroom in Hamden, just outside of New Haven, Connecticut.

Friday night's lineup will feature thrash legends Whiplash, Valkyrie (Relapse Records), Imperial Triumphant, Nightbitch, Vengeance, and Bedroom Rehab Corporation.

Saturday night will feature USBM stalwarts Krieg (Candlelight Records), Secrets Of The Sky (Metal Blade Records), Immortal Bird, Destroyer Of Light, Godhunter (The Compound Recs/Battleground Records), Secret Cutter, Tomb & Thirst, Grizzlor, and Archaic Decapitator. More...

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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*
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Headline News

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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