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Latest Nocturnal Breed News
Below is our complete Nocturnal Breed 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.
Agonia Records has issued the following announcement about releasing a new album from Nocturnal Breed:
"Norwegian metal outfit Nocturnal Breed will release a new album, its first in 7 years. The band is coming back with a punch of epic old school thrash metal with a blackened rock and roll undercurrent, under a title yet to be announced. Featuring ten new tracks, the release is set for February 2014.
"Formed in 1996, Nocturnal Breed is made of present and past members of Dimmu Borgir, Satyricon, Aeternus, and Gehenna. The current line-up includes S.A. Destroyer on bass and vocals, Tex Terror behind the drums, as well as recently re-united with the band original guitarist I.Maztor and a brand new member, also guitarist, V.Fineideath.
"Alongside the new album - successor to 2007's 'Fields Of Rot' - the band has also announced a headlining appearance at Hammerslag Festival in Tonsberg (Norway), on 14th of February, with more shows on the way. You can learn more about the show right here.
"Known for a vicious, melodic and straight forward thrash metal performance, Nocturnal Breed has debuted their entire previous album on-line, via Bandcamp. 'Fields Of Rot' is available for listening below." More...
Hammerslag Vinterblot 2012, which once again takes place in Tonsberg, Norway, has been announced for February 17-18, 2012. Nocturnal Breed recently dropped off the bill and will be replaced by Iskald. Here's the latest line-up:
February 17, 2012
Framferd (extended set)
Gospel of Grief
February 18, 2012
Noregian metal band Nocturnal Breed has issued the following update regarding the departure of longtime guitarist Ben Hellion:
"Axeman Ben Hellion has decided that 12 years as a member of Nocturnal Breed is enough.
After the band recently met up for the first time in almost 4 years he decided to call it quits because of 'lack of inspiration and feeling,' but stresses that he is proud of having been a part of Nocturnal Breed for so many years. He wishes the remaining 'Breedsters' the best of luck in the future, and hopes to experience Nocturnal Breed live again, now as an audience member."
Norwegian metallers NOCTURNAL BREED have inked a deal with Agonia Records for the release of their new album, "Fields of Rot", due in June 2007. The CD's title cut is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. Other songtitles set to appear on the album include "Iron Bitch", "Invasion of the Bodythrashers" and "Wicked, Vicious and Violent".
In other news, NOCTURNAL BREED will join forces with Chicago's USURPER for several European tour dates in October/November. More details will be made available soon.
A brand new NOCTURNAL BREED track, entitled "Fields of Rot", has been posted online on the band's MySpace page. The song is the title cut of the Norwegian metallers' upcoming album, due later in the year via an as-yet-undetermined label. More...
Norwegian death metallers NOCTURNAL BREED have announced the following live dates with DEMONIZER:
27 - Innsbruck, Austria
1 - Liège, Belgium
3 - Kuurne, Belgium
4 - Leeuwarden, Netherlands
5 - Rotterdam, Netherlands
More dates and venues will be announced soon. More...
Norwegian metallers NOCTURNAL BREED have posted the following message on their official web site:
"We have decided to leave Painkiller Records because of major communication problems and the fact that they have broken the contract we had with them. Therefore we are now in the process of finding a new label. Also, the recording for the new album is complete and only the mix is left."
NOCTURNAL BREED are scheduled to release their follow-up to "The Tools of the Trade" (Holycaust Records), entitled "Code of Conduct", in September.
"Code of Conduct" projected track listing (in no particular order):
01. Code of Conduct
02. Fields of Rot
04. The Dead
05. In Sickness and in Hell
06. Behind the Front
07. Scything Harrow
08. Too Damned to Conquer
09. Iron Bitch
10. Wicked, Vicious, Violent
11. Metal Church
NOCTURNAL BREED recently announced the addition of guitarist A.E. Rattlehead (COCKROACH CLAN, CREST OF DARKNESS, HAMMERHEART) to the group's ranks. Rattlehead joins the band as the replacement for T. Thrawn (real name: Tom Kvålsvoll), who left the group last summer due to "internal conflicts."
NOCTURNAL BREED last year released a five-disc box set, entitled "The Remasters", through Painkiller Records. Limited to 1,000 copies, the set includes all of their previous releases, plus bonus tracks and demo recordings.