Band Photo: Black Anvil (?)
From: New York City, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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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.
New York City's Black Anvil just premiered the title track to the forthcoming "As Was" full-length album - check it out below.
January 13th, 2017 marks the worldwide release of "As Was" via Relapse Records on CD, 2xLP and digital formats. The album was recorded at Menegroth by Colin Marston (Krallice, Gorguts, Panopticon) with mixing and mastering done by Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studio (Tribulation, Funeral Mist, Watain), and features cover art by Metastazis (Behemoth, Watain, Morbid Angel).
Black Anvil will tour North America throughout January and February 2017 in support of thr new album with black metal legends Mayhem and Inquisition. A full list of dates is included after the song stream. More...
New York City's Black Anvil return with "As Was," the staggering 50-minute follow-up to 2014's "Hail Death." The album drops via Relapse Records on January 6, 2017. Check out the new song "May Her Wrath Be Just" in the player below.
Atmospheric and melodic without relenting on any of the ferocity Black Anvil have always been known for, "As Was" seamlessly weaves through eight monumental passages of extreme metal art. More diverse, complex, and thought-provoking than anything the band has done before, "As Was" is a stellar representation of modern black metal, and of Black Anvil's continuous progression and songcraft.
"As Was" Features cover art by Metastazis (Behemoth, Watain, Morbid Angel) (shown below). The album was recorded at Menegroth by Colin Marston (Krallice, Gorguts, Panopticon) with mixing and mastering done by Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studio (Tribulation, Funeral Mist, Watain).
The track list is as follows:
1. On Forgotten Ways
2. May Her Wrath Be Just
3. As Was
5. As An Elder Learned Anew
6. Two Keys: Here's The Lock
7. The Way Of All Flesh
8. Ultra More...
The NYC black metal titans from Black Anvil have announced a full North American tour in January and February alongside Mayhem and Inquisition. A list of dates can be found below.
Black Anvil recently finished recording an upcoming third full-length album, which will be released in early 2017. Details about the upcoming album will be announced soon. More...
Norwegian black metal tyrants 1349 and cult death metal pioneers Necrophagia have announced special guests for different regions of the upcoming North American "Chaos Raids" tour.
The trek kicks off on May 30th and includes Vattnet Viskar. Added to the tour now are Black Anvil for performances in Baltimore and Brooklyn, Atriarch in Seattle and Portland, and Early Graves will be performing in Oakland and San Diego. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
1349 is touring in support of "Massive Cauldron of Chaos," while Necrophagia is support latest full-length "WhiteWorm Cathedral." More...
Lifeforce Records' latest signing - the Dutch grindcore outfit Teethgrinder - will support Tombs and Black Anvil on the "Savage Death" European tour. Dates are available below.
Teethgrinder's Lifeforce Records debut album “Misanthropy” will be out on May 25th in Europe. See the band live on these dates:
09.04.2015 DE - Berlin @ Cassiopeia
10.04.2015 DE - Kassel @ K19
12.04.2015 UK - Manchester @ Roadhouse
13.04.2015 UK - Glasgow @ Audio
14.04.2015 UK - Bristol @ The Fleece
15.04.2015 UK - London @ Boston Music Room
16.04.2015 FR - Antwerpen @ Kavka
17.04.2015 FR - Lille @ TBA
18.04.2015 FR - Paris @ Glazart, Doomed Gatherings
19.04.2015 FR - Lille @ TBA
20.04.2015 DE - München @ Feierwerk
21.04.2015 DE - Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof
22.04.2015 CZ - Prague @ 007
23.04.2015 HU - Budapest @ Club 202
More live dates
24.05.2015 NL - Den Haag @ Metalcon
30.05.2015 DE - Torgau @ Grind The Nazi Scum Festival
08.07.2015 CZ - Prague @ Thirst For Grind
09.07.2015 CZ - Trutnov @ Obscene Extreme Festival
11.07.2015 NL - Hogeveen @ Graveland Festival More...
The organizers of the Roadburn Festival have checked in with the following announcement about new confirmations for the 2015 edition:
"We're beyond excited to welcome seminal New Orleans, Louisana sluge-legends Eyehategod back to the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands, with two sets of their unique, Southern hardcore-blues-sludge-and-doom on Thursday, April 9 at the main stage, and in Het Patronaat, Friday, April 10.
"With its hateful, hopeless, anguished vocals set against extra-slow Iommi-inspired riffing, Eyehategod are credited with founding sludge-core, one of the most vital new genres of metal to emerge from the 1990’s. Countless bands have followed their footsteps, and after more than 20 years of creating some of the most corrosive, vile music known to man, Eyehategod still hasn’t lost the piss and vinegar, propaganda, and despair that fueled them back in 1988.
"Over the years, Eyehategod have had more than their fair share of hardship, and recently suffered the tragic loss of drummer and founding member, Joey LaCaze. The new, self titled release from Eyehategod, the follow up to 2000's Confederacy Of Ruined Lives, sees LaCaze's drum tracks appear posthumously on this classic of the genre.
"The album personifies desperation and addiction in the various backwaters of forgotten America, punctuated by the N’awlins sound of rebellion and pollution resulting in triumph over adversity. Come experience transcendence through malevolence as Eyehategod deface Roadburn 2015.
"We’re equally excited to announce that Dutch prog rock legends Focus have been confirmed for Houses of the Holistic, Ivar Bjørnson‘s (Enslaved) and Wardruna's Einar 'Kvitrafn' Selvik‘s curated Roadburn event on Friday, April 10 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands. More...
Red 7 held the concert in their outside stage, which due to the previous days storms, we were wondering if we would be rained out. As if the gods were fans of this tour, there was no raining on September 20. However, the rain did leave a muggy residue that was heated even further by packed crowd. Being on a Saturday certainly helped nudge area metal heads to get downtown, as did the lineup itself. Ghoul probably brought in the most fans, as evidenced by all the Municipal Waste and other crossover shirts and hats. Skeletonwitch shirts were also in abundance. Black Anvil was a nice complement to Ghoul and Skeletonwitch.
Locals, Sore put the night in motion. Their sludgy sounds added another distinct flavor to the three tour bands who possessed unique styles in their own rights. Fronted by ex-The Roller vocalist Mike Morowitz, Sore’s sound was akin to tearing away a sore from one’s flesh. It was abrasive and loud and divergent in tempo. Stomping doomy grooves saw bodies beginning to warm up. Faster grind seemed too caustic and it was too early in the evening to start a pit. But people took notice. More...
New York black metal back Black Anvil is gathering ammo for a live infiltration alongside Skeletonwitch and Ghoul.
Set to embark on September 5th in Chicago, the nefarious caravan will blister its way through seventeen cities, coming to a close on September 24th in San Francisco. From there, Black Anvil will perform four additional headlining shows in Salt Lake City, Denver, St. Louis, and Covington with more live incursions to be announced in the coming weeks.
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...
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
4. Seven Stars Unseen
6. Until the End
7. My Hate Is Pure
9. Next Level Black
10. Under the Rose (Kiss cover) (bonus) More...
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
4. Seven Stars Unseen
6. Until the End
7. My Hate Is Pure
9. Next Level Black
10. Under the Rose (Kiss cover) (bonus) More...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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
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.