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Formed: 2007
From: New York City, NY, United States
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Below is our complete Black Anvil 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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Ghoul To Tour With Skeletonwitch

Hide your children... and your dog. The masked miscreants in Ghoul are coming back to seize your soul and all your worldly possessions on another run of live assaults this Fall.

Slated to commence on September 5th in Chicago, the band will reduce seventeen municipalities to rubble and snicker at the aftermath. Ghoul will be supporting blackened thrash headliners Skeletonwitch and black metal tyrants Black Anvil.

Comments the band from its lair: "Ghoul is very excited to come back to your inbred, bullet-riddled country, and engage in the wholesale slaughter of some of your society's least desirable high school students; that is, if there are any still alive when we get there. To have the honor of doing so with the likes of Skeletonwitch and Black Anvil is really the death icing on the murder cake. Forward into carnage!" More...

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Black Anvil Posts Making-Of Documentary

Following the official unveiling of the mammoth "Hail Death" full-length last week, today New York City black metal syndicate Black Anvil offers up a thorough, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the record with a thirty-three minute documentary.

Check out the new video clip below, courtesy of Decibel Magazine. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Still Reborn
2. Redemption Through Blood
3. Eventide
4. Seven Stars Unseen
5. G.N.O.N.
6. Until the End
7. My Hate Is Pure
8. N
9. Next Level Black
10. Under the Rose (Kiss cover) (bonus) More...

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Black Anvil Streaming Entire New Album

Black Anvil's full new album "Hail Death" is now available for streaming in its entirety online. Listen in at Pitchfork.com here.

In related Black Anvil developments, the band will bring corrosive compositions to the stage of Brooklyn's Saint Vitus Bar and perform "Hail Death" in full. Details are as follows:

7/20/2014 Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY *playing Hail Death in its entirety w/ Psalm Zero, Fantom Warior, Yellow Eyes

"Hail Death" will be released via Relapse Records in North America/UK/World on May 27th, 2014 preceded by Germany/Benelux/Finland on May 24th, 2014. The track listing is as follows:

1. Still Reborn
2. Redemption Through Blood
3. Eventide
4. Seven Stars Unseen
5. G.N.O.N.
6. Until the End
7. My Hate Is Pure
8. N
9. Next Level Black
10. Under the Rose (Kiss cover) (bonus) More...

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Black Anvil Streaming "Until The End"

In less than two weeks, "Hail Death," the new studio offering from New York's Black Anvil, will rear its gnarled head upon the masses.

Motivated by angst, desolation, and personal turmoil, the ten-track "Hail Death" will be released via Relapse Records in North America/UK on May 27th, 2014 preceded by Germany/Benelux/Finland on May 24th, 2014.

In anticipation of its final descent, today Stereogum.com hurls forth sixth track, "Until The End." Check it out below. The previously posted "Still Reborn" can also be heard over at this location. More...

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Black Anvil Streaming "Still Reborn"

As the release of the band's third full-length, "Hail Death," draws near, today Noisey.Vice.com offers up a premiere of "Still Reborn" from New York metal unit Black Anvil. Give it a listen below.

The album was captured at Magpie Cage Studio by J. Robbins and is due out via Relapse Records on May 27th. The previously posted song "Eventide" is still available at this location. You can also catch the band live:

7/20/2014 Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY *playing Hail Death in its entirety w/ Psalm Zero, Fantom Warior, Yellow Eyes More...

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Black Anvil Streaming "Eventide"

New York's Black Anvil today unveils the first taste of forthcoming album, "Hail Death." Give a listen to "Eventide" in the player below.

The band's third album "Hail Death" is due out in North America on May 27th, 2014 through Relapse Records and was captured at Magpie Cage Studio by J. Robbins

"We really wanted to capture our live sound on this record which is one of the reasons we went with J. Robbins," drummer Raeph Glicken relays. "We didn't want it to sound perfect; we wanted it to sound like us."

Bassist/vocalist Paul Delaney agrees, adding, "We bring it live and I feel confident saying that. We are black metal but we also aren't interested in doing what hundreds of bands have done before," he continues, "We're interested in doing our own thing and this album is the most self-realized expression of that to date." More...

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Black Anvil Reveals Album Details

New York-based black metal crew Black Anvil is pleased to announce the release of the band's third full-length album. A teaser trailer is available below.

"Hail Death," which includes the cover art of Metastazis (Behemoth, Alcest, Black Dahlia Murder) will be released via Relapse Records in North America/UK/World on May 27th, 2014 preceded by Germany/Benelux/Finland on May 24th, 2014.

The sonic fury was captured at Magpie Cage by J. Robbins of Jawbox, who, although best known for recording punk and post-hardcore acts, perfectly understood the band's creative vision.

"He's got a really good style of making records and I knew he would understand that we wanted to make this sound live and organic as opposed to tight and compressed," relays bassist/vocalist Paul Delaney, citing Kiss' Destroyer and Metallica's Master Of Puppets as inspiration. "I wanted it to be a little more rock 'n' roll sounding because I felt the songs were a little bigger and structured. It tells a story from beginning to end and the recording reflects that."

As such, the behemoth offering includes a bonus track: A Black Anviled cover of "Under The Rose" from Kiss' iconic ninth studio recording, "The Elder." More...

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Teloch Vovin To Play NYDM Annual

The bizarre and malevolent primal underground NYC hate cult known as Teloch Vovin will take part in the 2013 NYDM annual festival this weekend in Long Island.

One of two dozen acts set to storm the unruly masses at the massive four-day massacre this Thursday, August 15thth through Sunday the 18th, Teloch Vovin is set to perform Friday night, followed by Evoken and Black Anvil. Blood Feast, Prime Evil, Mausoleum, Deceased, Embalmer, Radiation Sickness and Engorge are just a few of the additional bands set to play during the gathering.

Following the NYDM Annual, Teloch Vovin will revisit Brooklyn's detrimental metal/spirits bunker Saint Vitus Bar taking part in the Pestis Atra Aestas Rituale with Forced, Coffin Birth, Negative Plane and the mighty Black Witchery on August 31st.

You can stream the band's full "I" EP at this location, or catch Teloch Vovin live:

8/15-18/2013 Red River Inn - Yaphank, NY w/ Evoken, Blood Feast, Prime Evil, Mausoleum
8/31/2013 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY w/ Black Witchery, Negative Plane, Coffin Birth

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Black Anvil Enters The Studio

New York black metal assault, Black Anvil, has entered the studio with producer J. Robbins (Clutch, The Sword, Coliseum) at Magpie Cage Studios, in Baltimore, Maryland to begin work on the follow-up to 2010’s "Triumvirate."

Set for a Spring 2014 release, the band commented on the new material: "This record insists on demanding a broader scope than previous works in order to experience a personal voyage towards demise."

Black Anvil previously released two full-lengths, 2008's "Time Insults The Mind" and 2010's "Triumvirate." The band has toured with a diverse offering of bands including Watain, Aura Noir, Marduk, Goatwhore, and many more. Black Anvils previous albums are available for streaming via Bandcamp. More...

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Relapse Releases "Patlapse" Compilation Online

Relapse Records has released a new online compilation in honor of Pat Egan, who recently passed away. The label comments:

"Our hearts go out to our brother Pat Egan and his family. Pat was our Director of Sales for over 10 years and passed away on Monday morning after battling pneumonia. We have created a 20 song sampler to benefit his daughter's college fund. Any and all donations are very much appreciated. RIP Pat, we love and miss you!"

The Dillinger Escape Plan also commented on the compilation:

"On Monday Pat Egan, Relapse records director of sales for the past 10 years, passed away after a struggle with Pneumonia and related complications. Pat was a champion and great friend of Dillinger for years and we are very sad to have lost him. He work very had to get our music out to all you guys and now is your chance to show your appreciation.

"Here is a link to a compilation featuring songs by us and a bunch of other bad ass Relapse artists. All proceeds from the download of this compilation will go towards a college fund for his daughter Katie, a scholar and an athlete with a bright future ahead of her. All of the bands on this compilation have waived their royalties and Relapse is passing through all proceeds from the sale of the comp directly to Pat’s wife and daughter.

"The compilation costs a minimum of $5, but you are welcome to donate more than that if you would. There is no limit on how much you can give."

The track listing is as follows: More...

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Black Anvil And Marduk To Tour Together

Black Anvil has announced that the band will be teaming up with Swedish black metal outfit Marduk for a short series of shows in North America beginning this May. Also on the tour will be Aura Noir, Panzerfaust, and Hod.

The tour dates are as follows:

May 29 - Montreal, QC - Café Campus
May 30 - Toronto, ON - Wreck Room
May 31 - Chicago, IL - Reggie’s
June 1 - Detroit, MI - I-Rock
June 2 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s
June 3 - Brooklyn, NY - WilliamsburgMusic Hall

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"NYC Sucks" Compilation Available For Download

Volume 1 of "NYC Sucks," the completely free compilation album from MetalSucks.net is out now, featuring some of the best metal bands from the New York metal scene. This volume features fourteen songs by as many bands, who run the gamut of genres, from death to tech to prog to grind to black to hardcore to doom and more. "We truly feel that this is a great sampling of all that New York’s thriving metal scene has to offer, and we’re beyond proud to be sharing it with you — absolutely, 100% free of charge," states MetalSucks.

You can stream or download the compilation here. It contains high-quality 320kbps MP3s, and as well as a PDF of digital liner notes with information about all the bands.

Here's the "NYC Sucks: Volume 1" tracklisting:

1. East of the Wall, “The Ladder”
2. Made out of Babies, “Invisible Ink”
3. Tiger Flowers, “Cuts”
4. Black Anvil, “The Evil of All Roots”
5. Naam, “Frosted Tread”
6. Batillus, “The Children of the Night Make Their Music”
7. Meek is Murder, “Sundowners” (demo)
8. The Binary Code, “Encircled”
9. Castevet, “Stones”
10. Hung, “Desert of Sad”
11. Wizardry, “The Falconer”
12. Pyrrhon, “King of All Tears”
13. Mutant Supremacy, “Epitaph”
14. Incendiary, “Victory in Defeat”

Volume 2, featuring thirteen more great bands and songs, will be out on February 22nd.

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Watain Declares Lawlessness In New Orleans

Although it was cold out, not everyone wanted to go in. Rumors of the worst smell imaginable emanating from wherever Watain plays kept many people at bay. But The Bar was still full to the brim with fans of black metal and those wanting to see if this tour was really as creepy as people said. Let me say this, the next time Watain comes, I don’t think everyone from this show will come back. The scary show filled with meat, blood, fire, and extreme music might just be too much for them. More...

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Relapse Records Offering Free Sampler Album

Relapse Records is currently offering a free, 26 track, digital label sampler online now exclusively via the label's Facebook page. The sampler includes previously unreleased tracks from Red Fang, Abysmal Dawn, Noisear, as well as songs from Obscura, Baroness, Black Tusk, Dying Fetus, Death and more. The track listing is as follows:

1. Baroness - "Swollen and Halo"
2. Red Fang - "Number Thirteen"
3. Black Tusk - "Embrace The Madness"
4. Revocation - "ReaniManiacs"
5. Obscura - "Incarnated"
6. Abysmal Dawn "In Service of Time"
7. Cephalic Carnage - "When I Arrive"
8. Dying Fetus - "Descend Into Depravity"
9. Misery Index - "The Spectator"
10. Black Anvil - "Scalping"
11. Tombs - "Merrimack"
12. Howl - "Heavenless"
13. Kingdom Of Sorrow - "God's Law In The Devil's Land"
14. Toxic Holocaust - "Nuke The Cross"
15. Noisear - Global Warning
16. Murder Construct - "End of An Error"
17. Kill The Client - "Vicious Slaughter"
18. Agoraphobic Nosebleed - "Agorapocalypse Now"
19. Brutal Truth - "Get A Therapist...Spare The World"
20. Royal Thunder - "Mouth of Fire"
21. Titan - "Wooded Altar Beyond The Wander"
22. Mose Giganticus - "The Great Deceiver"
23. Circle of Animals - "No Faith"
24. Cough - "Crippled Wizard"
25. Horseback - "Invokation"
26. Death - "Scavenger Of Human Sorrow" (re-master)

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MetalSucks Announces Free Compilations

MetalSucks.net has announced two free compilations coming early next year, featuring underground bands from the ever growing New York City metal scene. Entitled "NYC Sucks," Volume 1 will contain 14 songs by as many bands and will be released on January 18th. Volume 2, containing 13 tracks, will be released on February 22nd. Both compilations will be available for download on MetalSucks, will contain high-quality 320kbps MP3s, and will include a PDF of digital liner notes with information about all the bands.

Here are the bands featured on volumes 1 and 2:

Volume 1: (Jan 18)
1. East of the Wall
2. Made out of Babies
3. Tiger Flowers
4. Black Anvil
5. Naam
6. Batillus
7. Meek is Murder
8. The Binary Code
9. Castevet
10. Hung
11. Wizardry
12. Pyrrhon
13. Mutant Supremacy
14. Incendiary

Volume 2: (Feb 22)
1. Wetnurse
2. Tombs
3. Moth Eater
4. Hull
5. The Austerity Program
6. Defeatist
7. Goes Cube
8. Krallice
9. Empyreon
10. Abacinate
11. ikillya
12. Atakke
13. The Ghost in Black and White

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Batillus Contributes Song To NYC Compilation

Batillus has issued the following announcement about contributing a track to a compilation album featuring New York City heavy metal bands:

"We’re honored to announce that we’ve been included in a compilation of the best underground heavy music from New York, curated by the one and only MetalSucks.net. We’re on the first of two volumes (cover here), which will be released on January 18th.

"The comp includes tracks from Made Out of Babies, Black Anvil, Tombs, Naam, Castevet, Hull, The Austerity Program, Goes Cube, Wetnurse, Krallice, Defeatist, and many more. There’s more information over at MS."

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Watain Comments On Upcoming US Tour Dates

WATAIN will begin their US tour, starting in Pittsburgh, on Saturday, November 6, and sweep through 24 cities before drawing to a close on December 4 in Toronto. Support will come from Goatwhore and Black Anvil. Confirmed dates below.

This will mark WATAIN's first time touring North America as a five-piece. Commented vocalist E, "Getting the whole band into the U.S. has always been a somewhat problematic issue, due to criminal records and related nonsense. This time we've at least managed to get five people in, although we had to find a temporary replacement for our brother Set, who is still denied entrance into the 'Land of the Free.' Instead we've invited SL from The Devil's Blood to handle the second guitar on this tour. The past month in Europe has nourished the fires of our Temple indeed, and it is with increased power and victory in our hearts that we leave the European shores in flames and set our sails towards the west. Beware..."

Added Set on being denied Stateside entry, "It is with great disappointment -- but with little surprise -- that I am once again denied entry into the States. That's one of the small prices to pay being a sworn enemy of their world. It feels wrong to not be able to join this tour, even more so after just returning from the most intense five weeks of our Reaping Death tour with Destroyer 666. On the other hand, I honestly couldn't ask for a better replacement in this (or any other) situation than SL, whose talent and vision within the sinister musical Craft is undeniable. America, I'll see you soon enough...FTW!" More...

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Necrite Posts New Song, "Bereft Of Hope," Online

Bay Area metal band NECRITE has a song from their new album, "Sic Transit Gloria Mundi," which will be released on November 2nd via The Flenser, online. Check out the new track, "Bereft Of Hope," on Stereogum.

NECRITE has also been announced November 17th as their record release party for "Sic Transit Gloria Mundi." Details for the release party are as follows:

11/17/2010 - DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA w/ Watain, Goatwhore, Black Anvil and Pale Chalice.

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Pale Chalice Signs To The Flenser

San Francisco black metal band PALE CHALICE has announced their signing to The Flenser. Pale Chalice will be opening for Watain on the following date:

11/17/2010 DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA w/ Watain, Goatwhore, Black Anvil, and NECRITE.

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Stream Black Anvil's New Album Online

Update: The full album stream period is now over. You can order the album here or from many other online retailers.

New York blackened metal band Black Anvil's brand new album, "Triumvirate," is streaming exclusively on Metalunderground.com in its entirety until the album's North American release next Tuesday, September 28th. The album is available for pre-order now on both CD and gatefold LP. Listen to the album in our player below.

Black Anvil has also announced an exclusive record release show in support of "Triumvirate" on the album’s release date, September 28th, at the Studio at Webster Hall in New York, NY. This show kicks-off a new monthly metal showcase at the Studio at Webster Hall presented by Best Buy, RED Distribution, Revolver Magazine, Scion, and Gibson Guitars. Fans who purchase "Triumvirate" at the Best Buy Union Square location or at BestBuy.com will gain free entrance into that evening’s show. Additional details can be found at this location.

The tracklisting for "Triumvirate" is as follows:

1. What Is Life If Not Now!
2. Crippling
3. The Evil of All Roots
4. Ultimate Reality
5. Angels to Dust
6. We Own You
7. Scalping
8. Eliminate
9. Dead and Left
10. With Transparent Blood

BLACK ANVIL will also embark on a four-week fall tour in support of their new album starting this November. BLACK ANVIL will join WATAIN and GOATWHORE for this run that kicks-off on November 6th in Pittsburgh, PA. A listing of confirmed dates and cities can be found below. More...

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