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Hour of Penance

Formed: 1999
From: Rome, Italy
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Hour of Penance News

Below is our complete Hour of Penance 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.

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Hour Of Penance Premieres "XXI Century Imperial"

Italian death metal band Hour Of Penance premieres a new song entitled "XXI Century Imperial", taken from the upcoming new album "Cast The First Stone", which Prosthetic Records will release on January 27th.

Check out now "XXI Century Imperial" below.

Comments vocalist Paolo Pieri: More...

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Hour Of Penance Reveals New Album

Italian death metal band Hour Of Penance is ready to release seventh full-length album, "Cast the First Stone," through Prosthetic Records on January 27th, 2017.

The follow-up to 2014's "Regicide," new album "Cast the First Stone" was recorded at Kick Recording Studio by bassist Marco Mastrobuono. Giulio Moschini, lead guitarist and songwriter, goes into more detail on the album by saying:

"Sonically speaking , this is the best sounding album we've ever recorded. We really worked hard on this, listening to the album countless times before finally delivering the masters to Prosthetic Records. It was definitely worth the wait and we're 100% satisfied by the great work Marco has done behind the mixing desk. We've literally spent weeks trying different mic techniques, hardware and preamps; all trying to avoid plug-in technologies as much as we could. We wanted our album to sound more dynamic and I think that we've achieved that 100%."

Regarding the concept of the album, vocalist Paolo Pieri says it "revolves around the idea that the injustices suffered during the Crusades and Colonialism do not justify the chain of hate that propagandizes the destruction of the West."

Pieri expands on this: “I believe that the political situation in recent years has brought to light again a millennial conflict between West and East. Events like the terrorist attack at the Bataclan, where we only played a few months before the massacre, have influenced the lyrics on this record very much. It does not matter who has thrown the first stone, but who first evolved his ideology to seek peace and coexistence instead of war to the bitter end." More...

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Blastfest 2017 Announces 14 More Bands

It's just over eight months until one of the highlights of the metal festival calendar is upon us once again... Blastfest!

The festival is held in Norway's Bergen, a city steeped in metal culture and famed for its natural beauty with its location between seven mountains and seven fjords. Blastfest takes place right in the heart of winter on 22nd - 25th February, 2017.

Now on the lead up to its fourth incarnation, acts such as Devin Townsend Project, Dying Fetus and Hell have already been announced. Today 14 more groups are confirmed, with the current linup as follows:

Devin Townsend Project / Dying Fetus / Between The Buried & Me / Hell / Peste Noire / Memoriam / Batushka / Akercocke / Ajattara / Horna / Benighted / Hour Of Penance / Angelcorpse / The Monolith Deathcult / Hatesphere / Misþyrming / Zhrine / Trident / Emptiness / IXXI / Regarde Les Hommes Tomber / Lucifers Child / Deluge / Auðn / Nordjevel / Darkend / Beneath / Avslut / Doomas / Aspherium / Ade / Plus More TBA More...

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Hour Of Penance Posts Playthrough Clip

Hour Of Penance will showcase tracks from the "Regicide" release as the band joins Swedish melodic death metal band At The Gates in Italy this January.

Lead guitarist Giulio Moschini commented, “We’re honored to share the stage with such a legendary band. This will be the best way to start 2015! We’re now working with a new booking agent here in Europe, District-19 (Asphyx, Gama Bomb), so there’s a lot more touring to come!”

In addition to the new tour, bassist Marco Mastrobuono has released a play through video of “Reforging The Crown." Check it out below, and see the band live:

10/24 Rome, IT – Traffic Live Club #
10/25 Calenzano, IT – Cycle #
1/16 Bologna, IT – Estragon ^
1/17 Rome, IT – Orion ^
1/18 Milan, IT – Live Club ^
# with Fleshgod Apocalpyse
^ with At The Gates More...

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Aborym Recruits New Guitarist

Industrial black metal outfit Aborym has announced the addition of guitarist Giulio Moschini (Hour of Penance) to the group's ranks.

Giulio brings a wealth of experience to the band, having already performed with Aborym during it's last round of live shows.

Aborym also recently signed a new record deal with Agonia Records and is working on the follow-up to 2013's "Dirty" (reviewed here). More...

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Hour Of Penance Unveils Video Teaser

Italian death metal quartet Hour Of Penance has unveiled a short teaser of the sacrilegious music video for new song "Reforging The Crown."

The full video — which coincides with the themes of new album, “Regicide” (that is, destruction, rebirth and the killing of the king) — will be revealed early next week. Take a peek at the teaser below.

"Regicide," Hour Of Penance's sixth album, will be released in North America next Tuesday and you can stream the entire album right here. You can also see the band perform live on these dates:

5/17 Trezzo Sull’adda Mi, Italy – Metalitalia Festival
5/31 Bari, Italy – Bloodfest @ Demode Disco Club
6/22 Springfield, VA – Empire #
6/23 Wilmington, DE – Mojo 13 #
6/24 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre #
6/25 Cambridge, MA – Middle East #
6/26 Montreal, QC – Cafe Campus #
6/27 Toronto, ON – Opera House #
6/28 Lakewood, OH – The Foundry #
6/29 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s #
6/31 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock #
7/1 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre #
7/3 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room #
7/4 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre #
7/5 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven #
7/6 Portland, OR – Tonic Lounge #
7/7 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House #
7/8 West Hollywood, CA — House of Blues #
7/9 Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon #
7/10 Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto #
7/12 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall #
9/7 Valletta, MT – Malta Death Fest
# with Septicflesh, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Necronomicon More...

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Hour Of Penance Streams Entire New Album

Italy's Hour Of Penance is gearing up to drop “Regicide” - which revolves around the themes of destruction, rebirth, and the killing of the king - in North America on May 13th via Prosthetic Records (May 12th - UK/EU, May 16th - G/A/S and Australia).

Today the band has made the entire "Regicide" release available online for streaming. Give it a listen over at this location. The track listing is as follows:

1. Through The Triumphal Arch
2. Reforging The Crowns
3. Desecrated Souls
4. Resurgence of The Empire
5. Spears of Sacred Doom
6. Sealed Into Ecstasy
7. Redeemer Of Atrocity
8. Regicide
9. The Sun Worship
10. The Seas of Light
11. Theogony More...

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Septicflesh Announces North American Tour

Septicflesh has issued the following announcement about an upcoming North American tour in support of the upcoming "Titan" album:

"We are thrilled to announce that we will be returning to North America/Canada with our blood brothers in Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour of Penance and Necronomicon. This promises to be a night in darkness to be remembered as we prepare to unleash our colossal new album 'Titan.'"

Tour dates will be announced shortly, so stay tuned. You can also hear the first song to be released from "Titan," titled "Order of Dracul," at this location. More...

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Hour Of Penance Posts Playthrough Video

Watch as Italian death metal regiment Hour Of Penance play through the ferocious new song “Desecrated Souls” from forthcoming release “Regicide” below.

“Regicide,” which revolves around the themes of destruction, rebirth, and the killing of the king, will be released in North America on May 13th via Prosthetic Records (May 12th - UK/EU, May 16th - G/A/S and Australia).

“Regicide” will be offered on limited-edition digipak CD featuring three bonus tracks, which will also be available via download card to anyone who orders the album on vinyl, cassette, or deluxe-edition digital download.

All digital and physical pre-orders come with an instant download of the song “Resurgence of the Empire.” Pre-order your copy here. The album's track listing is as follows: More...

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Hour Of Penance Posts New Lyric Video

Today you can watch the lyric video for Hour Of Penance's brand new single "Resurgence Of The Empire." Check it out below.

The new album "Regicide" is due out May 13th and pre-orders are available at this location, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Through The Triumphal Arch
2. Reforging The Crowns
3. Desecrated Souls
4. Resurgence of The Empire
5. Spears of Sacred Doom
6. Sealed Into Ecstasy
7. Redeemer Of Atrocity
8. Regicide
9. The Sun Worship
10. The Seas of Light
11. Theogony
1. The Uncorrupted Ones
2. Frail As The Flesh Of Christ
3. Monarch of Heresy More...

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Hour Of Penance Names New Album

Italian death metal outfit Hour Of Penance has announced the band's new album will be titled "Regicide" and is set for release on May 13th in North America (May 12th in UK/EU, May 16th in Germany) via Prosthetic Records.

Guitarist Paolo Pieri commented: "'Regicide' revolves around the themes of destruction and rebirth and the killing of the king -- be he your own fears, prejudices or dogmas that you build inside yourself to cope with reality. Only by letting go of those illusions and tearing down the walls of ignorance and fear that society, religion and every form of dysfunctional authority you interjected during your life, can you start to rebuild your own path as a free man that has no need for a king."

You can also catch the band live:

3/8 Trondheim, NO - Trondheim Metal Fest
4/25 Brighton, UK - Green Door Store
4/26 Glasgow, UK - Stereo
4/27 Liverpool, UK - Lomax
4/28 Leeds, UK - The Library
4/30 Bristol, UK - The Exchange
5/1 London, UK - The Black Heart
5/3 Tilburg, NL - Neurotic Deathfest 2014
5/17 Trezzo Sull’adda Mi, IT - Metalitalia.comFestival
9/7 Valletta, MT - Malta Death FEST

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Exhumer To Tour Europe With Psycroptic

Italian grind brutalists Exhumer will release their second full-length album, "Degraded by Sepsis," on October 15th via Comatose Music. "Degraded by Sepsi"s marks the first recorded output from one of Italy's sickest death metal exports since their 2008 full-length debut, "Bloodcurdling Tool of Digestion." Next month, Exhumer will join forces with Psycroptic, Hour Of Penance and Dyscarnate for 'The Inherited Sedition European Tour.' The tour kicks off on September 20th in Aarshot, Belguim. Dates are as follows:

September, 20 - Aarshot, Belgium @ JC De Klinker
September, 21 - Essen, Germany @ Turock
September, 22 - London UK @ Electrowerkz
September, 23 - Dublin, Ireland @ The Pint
September, 24 - Glasgow, UK @ Ivory Blacks
September, 25 - Cardiff, UK @ Bogiez Rock Club
September, 26 - Margate, UK @ Westcoast
September, 27 - Paris, France @ Glazart
September, 28 - Lausanne, Switzerland @ Metal Assault Festival
September, 29 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Planet 5
September, 30 - Munich, Germany @ Feierwerk Kranhalle
October, 1 - Kosice, Slovakia @ Collosseum
October, 2 - Ostrava, Czech Rep @ Barrack Music Club
October, 4 - Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Baroeg
October, 5 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Beta

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Psycroptic Gearing Up For Tour With Exhumer

Tasmanian extreme metallers Psycroptic are teaming up with Hour Of Penance, Dyscarnate, and Exhumer for a European trek.

The Inherited Sedition European tour will kick off next month in Aarschot, Belgium and will cross ten countries resulting in fifteen shows. Dates are as follows:

20.09 Belgium, Aarschot @ JC De Klinker
21.09 Germany,Essen @ Turock
22.09 UK, London @ Electrowerkz
23.09 Ireland, Dublin @ The Pint
24.09 UK, Glasgow @ Ivory Blacks
25.09 UK, Cardiff @ Bogiez Rock Club
26.09 UK, Margate @ Westcoast
27.09 France ,Paris @ Glazart
28.09 Switzerland, Lausanne @ Metal Assault Festival
29.09 Switzerland, Zurich @ Planet 5
30.09 Germany, Munich @ Feierwerk Kranhalle
01.10 Slovakia, Kosice @ Collosseum
02.10 Czech Rep, Ostrava @ Barrack Music Club
04.10 Netherland, Rotterdam @ Baroeg
05.10 Denmark, Copenhagen @ Beta More...

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Hour Of Penance Announces Shows With Behemoth

Italian death metal quartet Hour of Penance has announced the band's first-ever Australian tour dates, which will see the group supporting Behemoth. The tour will kick off in late October following a European tour with Psycroptic and Dyscarnate. The full routing for both tours can be found below.

Lead guitarist Giulio Moschini stated, “We’re very happy to announce that we will tour Australia for the first time, and we will do that by opening for one of the greatest bands around…Behemoth! We couldn’t be happier to end the ‘Sedition’ touring cycle by touring with such a great band! See you on the road!”

The band has recently been writing material for a new album. Says Moschini, “The works for the follow-up of ‘Sedition’ are almost done and we will enter the studio in October, right after the Australian tour. Can’t wait!”

Fellow guitarist Paolo Pieri added, “The new material sounds totally fresh and will be a bone-crushing feast for old and new fans of Hour of Penance.”

The upcoming album is expected out in early 2014. Catch the band live: More...

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Obscene Extreme Festival Running Order Revealed

There are only two weeks remaining in the countdown to the extreme metal gathering - Obscene Extreme Fest!

On July 3rd, Obscene Extreme kicks off at Trutnov Battlefield, Czech Republic, with the "Freak Festival" from 2pm and will include the annual and one of a kind Olymfreak Games. At 9PM the live events begins with the festival's "Doom Fest" headlined by Hooded Menace.

From Thursday the 4th to Saturday the 6th, the tempo turns up significantly and will see bands such as Napalm Death, Cryptopsy, Exhumed, Krisiun, Grave, Aborted and Anaal Nathrakh take to the stage.

Tickets can be purchased here and the running order is available below.

Wednesday 3rd July 2013
14.00 - ????? FREAK FESTIVAL
21.00 - 21.45 EVOKEN
22.00 - 23.00 ESOTERIC
23.15 - 00.15 HOODED MENACE

Thursday 4th July 2013
14.30 - 14.50 APE UNIT
15.00 - 15.20 MORKHIMMEL
15.30 - 15.55 GRAVEYARD
16.05 - 16.30 PERFECITIZEN
16.40 - 17.05 ANTIGAMA
17.15 - 17.40 CHAPEL OF DISEASE
17.50 - 18.20 USURPRESS
18.30 - 19.00 FUCK THE FACTS
19.10 - 19.40 FLESHLESS
19.50 - 20.20 AHUMADO GRANUJO
20.30 - 21.00 DESECRATION
21.10 - 21.50 MALIGNANT TUMOUR
23.00 - 00.00 CRYPTOPSY
00.15 - 01.00 HELL SHOW
01.00 - Till Exhaustion… Karaoké Müstach Bar - Beer Tents More...

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Hour Of Penance Announces European Shows

Italian death metallers Hour of Penance will embark on a European tour this fall alongside Australian tech-death act Psycroptic and U.K. death outfit Dyscarnate.

Prior to the tour -- which kicks off in Belgium on September 20th -- the band will be seen appearing at several of the summer's heaviest international festivals. All upcoming dates are listed below.

Guitarist Giulio Moschini commented: “We’re extremely happy to tour again with our friends in Psycroptic and Dyscarnate and most of all to play again in Europe after the successful tour we did with Cannibal Corpse, Devildriver and The Black Dahlia Murder in February. For the first time, Hour of Penance will also play in Ireland! Be there!" More...

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Hour Of Penance To Tour With Cannibal Corpse

Italian death metallers Hour Of Penance will continue to spread their blasphemous verses throughout Europe in the coming weeks whilst touring with brutal legends Cannibal Corpse, DevilDriver, and The Black Dahlia Murder.

The tour will kick off in Finland in just over two weeks and reach its final destination of Glasgow, U.K. one month later. Full dates are listed below.

The members of Hour of Penance are no strangers to two of the three groups with whom they'll be performing, having toured America with The Black Dahlia Murder last spring before supporting Cannibal Corpse on a fall U.S. tour. A five-minute video recap of the latter tour -- which also featured Misery Index -- can be seen below. More...

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Prosthetic Records Offering Sampler For Download

Prosthetic Records has released a 14-track digital sampler exclusively on the label's Facebook page here.

Once you "like" the page, you'll be able to download tracks by the likes of Skeletonwitch, Mutilation Rites, Primitive Weapons, and Junius along songs from recent and upcoming releases from Holy Grail, VVisdom, and more. The track listing is as follows:

1. Holy Grail - Dark Passenger (Ride the Void)* out 1/22/13
2. Ancient VVisdom - Deathlike (Deathlike)* out 2/5/13
3. Castle - Corpse Candles (Blacklands)
4. Zodiac - A Bit Of Devil (A Bit Of Devil)
5. Skeletonwitch - This Horrifying Force (The Desire to Kill) (Forever Abomination)
6. Mutilation Rites - Fogwarning (Empyrean)
7. Ambassador Gun - Wounded Knee (Golden Eagle)
8. Black September - Rabid Hunger (Into The Darkness Into The Void)
9. Hour of Penance - Enlightened Submission (Sedition)
10. Dew-Scented - Sworn to Obey (Icarus)
11. Primitive Weapons - Quitter's Anthem (The Shadow Gallery)
12. Junius - All Shall Float (Reports From the Threshold of Death)
13. Heaven's Cry - Compass (Wheels of Impermanence)
14. Felix Martin - The Triangle Tune (Live in Boston)

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Cannibal Corpse Announces U.S. Tour

Cannibal Corpse has announced that the band will be embarking on a headlining U.S. tour scheduled to begin on November 16th and wrap up on December 7th. Dates and venues are listed below. Supporting Cannibal Corpse on this tour will be Misery Index and Hour of Penance.

Cannibal Corpse is touring in support of latest full-length "Torture" (reviewed here) released through Metal Blade Records earlier this Spring. The band also has upcoming Australian and Asian shows this October, with details available here.

11/16 Huntsville, AL Crossroads Music Hall
11/17 Little Rock, AR Juanitas
11/18 Springfield, MO Outland Ballroom
11/19 Bloomington, IL The Castle Theater
11/20 Eau Claire, WI House Of Rock
11/21 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
11/23 Flint, MI The Machine Shop
11/24 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
11/25 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
11/27 Providence, RI The Met
11/28 New York, NY Rocks Off Concert Cruise
11/29 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
11/30 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony
12/01 Washington, DC Rock N Roll Hotel
12/03 Louisville, KY Headliners
12/04 Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero
12/06 Miami, FL Grand Central
12/07 Tampa, FL Brass Mug

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Hour Of Penance Announces New Drummer

Italian death metal horde Hour of Penance has announced the addition of drummer James Payne (Hiss From The Moat, Broken Heart Collage) to the band's lineup. Guitarist Giulio Moschini had the following to say:

“Please welcome our new drummer James Payne. I’ve known him for quite a long time and he’s a very talented drummer. We’re proud to have him on board! James will be playing with us starting at Hellfest this weekend, and all of our dates on the Extreme fests here in Europe.“

Payne is currently endorsed By Tama, Vic Firth, and Zildijan and hosts his own YouTube show in which he has interviewed several drummers including Derek Roddy (Hate Eternal, Nile), Inferno (Behemoth), Paul Mazurkiewicz (Cannibal Corpse) and more. Payne commented, “I started my drumming career as a death metal drummer, but over the years I ended up playing several different styles. While I still enjoy playing those styles, death metal has always remained in my heart and now it’s time to bring it back! I am honored to be playing with a great band such as Hour of Penance!”

To check out a preview of Payne’s intense blasting, you can head over to Sickdrummer.Com to watch an exclusive video of him playing the track “Enlightened Submission” off of the band’s latest album "Sedition" here. More...

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