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U.K. black metal outfit Winterfylleth returns with new release "The Dark Hereafter," due out on September 30th via Candlelight/Spinefarm Records.
"The Dark Hereafter" comes two years after the release of seminal album "The Divination of Antiquity" (2014).
Thematically, "The Dark Hereafter" casts a light on how we are now seeing the negative, long-term effects of bad policy making and global oligarchy playing out in society. It also look at how we have learnt all of these lessons before and yet ignore the wisdom of the ages.
The band once again used the production talents of Chris Fielding at Skyhammer Studio and Tim Turan at Turan Audio to make the record a reality.
"After two years away, we are really pleased to share this new record with you all," said guitarist Chris Naughton. "We thought a lot about making it, what it has to say lyrically, what that means, and how we progress along with that as a band approaching our 10th year of existence.
"In recent years, it feels like we've been living in an uncertain and unsettling world, and on 'The Dark Hereafter,' we wanted to bring the issues surrounding that uncertainty to life within these new songs. They carry a lot of meaning and sentiment for us, and we hope they will also have that meaning for you. We look forward to seeing you all along the way in 2016 and 2017." More...
With the addition of Nuclear Assault, Craft, Gama Bomb, Angelus Apatrida, Aeternus, and Incantation, the lineup for Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2015 is now complete.
The seventh edition of the annual metal meeting is set to take place December 11th & 12th, 2015 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. In total 36 bands will make their appearance at the festival. The lineup will be as follows: More...
The final day of a festival always seems to be the most subdued and relaxed, most likely a result of tiredness, but with such a solid lineup to look forward to, who has time to take it easy? Graspop Metal Meeting still had plenty to offer the head bangers on this Sunday, with things getting off to a great start at the second main stage, where New Zealand hard rockers, Like A Storm got things underway. This was another case of checking out a band I had never heard of and they proved well worth a gamble, as their brand of hard rock with a tinge of alternative metal was the perfect way to wake up the sleepy unwashed and accentuate a few hang overs. Like The Dead Daisies two days before, Like A Storm are all about having a good time. It's rock the way it was designed to be, a lot of fun and high energy, though they put their own, native stamp on things by utilising the didgeridoo, which believe it or not, actually works really well with their music. The instrument was first used in a solo performance, before being brought out again for their song, "Love the Way You Hate Me," and there were other surprises in store too, most notably a cover of the Coolio hit, "Gangsta's Paradise." A great way to start the day.
A little bit of Pop Evil followed, which continued the theme of enjoyable hard rock, before the day's first trip to the Marquee came, this time to check out Winterfylleth. This was another band I was unfamiliar with, despite seeing the name in passing a number of times. I assumed from the name that they were a black metal group, but there's a lot more to them than that. They display an amazing musical talent which goes beyond the simple goal of making music just to be extreme, which some bands are guilty of, and don't conform to the uniform of corpse paint and spikes out of a mistaken sense of obligation, something else young black metal groups have done from time to time. Winterfylleth are another outfit that let the music do most of the talking, which is guaranteed to win over newcomers and please fans who turned up to see these metal Mancunians. More...
Marduk, Vektor, Purgatory, Desaster, Necros Christos, Todestriebe and the Dutch metal battle winner Rise a Thousand are the latest acts that have been confirmed for the seventh edition of the independent Eindhoven Metal Meeting festival.
This year's edition is set to take place December 11 & 12th, 2015 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. In total 32 bands will make their appearance at the festival. More bands will be announced soon, and for now the current lineup is as follows: More...
Following a very successful European launch, Candlelight Records confirms May 18th as the North American release date for "The Fathers Of Albion - An Anthology 2007-2012," a four-disc retrospective collection from U.K. black metal band Winterfylleth.
The limited-edition package is a perfect introduction to the band for new fans and fills all the gaps for long-time fans seeking the band’s early and hard to find recorded history. It is available now for pre-order at this location.
Vocalist/guitarist Chris Naughton says, "it is really amazing to be able to do a release such as this. The collection takes stock of who we are as a band and looks backs over what we have accomplished in the last eight years. It features liner notes detailing the stories behind all the albums, a specially remastered version of The Threnody of Triumph, plus bonus material from the original The Ghost Of Heritage sessions. There is also a full disc of material that was on limited release or never been on cd before. And all of this comes packaged with beautiful new artwork created by Simon (Lucas, drums) and Dan (Capp, guitar).” More...
Winterfylleth has checked in with the following announcement about missing tonight's live show:
"Friends, we are disappointed to announce that Winterfylleth will be unable to make it to Dublin to support Behemoth this evening (11th December 2014).
"Much like the subject matter of our recent single 'Whisper of the Elements' we once again demonstrate how nature is indeed greater than man.
"This time, unfortunately, we are the victims of natures might and the weather is too adverse for us to be able to traverse the seas to Eire.
"Every effort has been made by the promoters and the production crew to find a workaround for ourselves and the other support bands, but this was not possible at such a late stage.
"We will return in 2015! Till then." More...
The organizers of the Blastfest have announced the first headlining act as none other than Satyricon, commenting:
"Yes, you did in fact read that right, Norway's Satyricon have been announced as the Saturday headliner at Blastfest.
"And that’s not all! The festival has also announced another 8 bands including 3 of the best from Britain, black metallers Winterfylleth, stoner doom hard rockers Orange Goblin and Falloch from Glasgow, Scotland.
"The latest announcement also includes Kall, Naer Mataron, Aspherium, Purple Hill Witch, all very much forces of reckoning in their respective fields. Blastfest has also booked its very first covers band, Bergen's very own Motörhead tribute act Bömbers, whom have been approved by Lemmy Kilmister himself.
"It will be cold and it will be extreme! Held in the beautiful city of Bergen, Blastfest is offering one of the, if not thee, finest extreme metal line-ups of 2015. Acts already announced include Paradise Lost, Decapitated, Primordial, Rotting Christ, Destruction and Asphyx with many more yet to be announced." More...
With the North American release date of the new Wintefylleth album looming, Cvlt Nation today premieres the album’s title track as an online stream. Listen in below.
"The Divination of Antiquity" was produced by Chris Fielding and features eight new songs from the regarded Manchester-based U.K. black metal band, due out October 7th.
Pre-orders for the album are now available via Itunes, Amazon, and the label’s official webstore. The track listing is:
1. The Divination of Antiquity
2. Whisper of the Elements
3. Warrior Herd
4. A Careworn Heart
5. Foundations of Ash
6. The World Ahead
7. Over Borderlands
8. Forsaken in Stone
9. Pariah's Path More...
Winterfylleth is returning with new album "The Divination of Antiquity," due out on Candlelight Records October 6th in the U.K. and the 7th of October in rest of the world. When asked about the record, frontman Chris Naughton said:
"The new album represents a real step forward for the band. I really think that we poured over the material much more maticulously in the making of this album and I think that shows through in the finished article.
"The new songs really focus on the more melodic, passionate and expansive end of our spectrum this time around, and we have also taken the opportunity to shine light into a few dark corners of our songwriting including some slower, doomier elements this time as well. We recorded the new album with Chris Fielding again, but this time at his newly established Skyhammer Studios and I think that's really given it a boost. More...
English stoner rock band Orange Goblin is the latest name to be added to the 10th anniversary Damnation Festival bill.
Orange Gobline will be joined by black metal quartet Winterfylleth and post-punk outfit October File, with both bands airing material from new albums at Leeds University Union on Saturday, November 1st.
The trio of new additions bolster an impressively eclectic line-up which already boasts Bolt Thrower's only U.K. appearance, a Cannibal Corpse headline set and St. Vitus performing "Born Too Late" in full.
Orange Goblin said: "Over the last few years, Damnation has cemented itself into one of the UK's leading metal festivals, so it is a great honour to be asked back to play for a second time.
"It is already a great line up of bands, and we can't wait to be part of it."
Winterfylleth added: "We are proud to announce we will be playing Damnation Festival once again in 2014. The response we had in 2012 was mind blowing and we hope to see you all there once again. Damnation is a festival we always attend as fans regardless of playing and a must for all serious metal fans. We have a new album out a few weeks before the festival, so will be playing some exclusive new material for the first time on the day.”
October File also comments: "We are over the moon to be playing what is becoming one of the most important and special events in the UK. Damnation has worked hard to forge a name that is a must for fans and underground talent."
The line-up for Damnation Festival so far includes: Bolt Thrower, Cannibal Corpse, Saint Vitus, Raging Speedhorn, Orange Goblin, Anaal Nathrakh, Ahab, Revocation, Solstafir, Winterfylleth, H A R K, October File, Bast, Atlantis and Corrupt Moral Altar, with many more bands to be announced across four stages. More...
The final bands have now been announced for this year's edition of the Bloodstock Festival, which takes place from August 7th - 10th (get ticket info and other details over here). The organizers of the festival comment:
"The ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ finals have rocked to a conclusion and some more lucky young bands are joining the New Blood stage at Catton Park next month, plus there's a few last additions for the Sophie and Jagermeister stages.
"Balls Deep bring their trad groove metal to the Sophie Lancaster stage. The Brit outfit have been busy honing their ‘Pro-Pain cut with Black Sabbath’ sound, coming on like the bastard sons of Pantera and classic heavy metal.
"Over on the Jagermeister stage, female-fronted power metallers Aceldama will be impressing allcomers with their high octane performance and audience interaction, while New Blood stage stoner rocker’s Resin will be offering an additional acoustic spin on their new material.
"Meanwhile, the New Blood stage welcomes the last clutch of winners from the last batch of M2TM roadshow finals. Goat Leaf bring their doom groove from the Sheffield heats, Oakhaart’s tech death noise hails from Gloucestershire, impressing judges at the Bristol event, Sinpathetic grace us with their death metal from the Preston night, Eradikator’s thrash metal won out in Birmingham, and lastly but not least, Cacodaemonic's unholy, neo-classical infused death metal represents Nottingham."
The full 2014 festival lineup will be as follows: More...
The work of JRR Tolkien has long been a favorite muse of rock and metal artists. This year's Bloodstock bands Megadeth, Amon Amarth, and Dimmu Borgir all have used Tolkien references in their work, along with many others (Nightwish, Gorgoroth and even the likes of Led Zeppelin to name but a few).
Now Bloodstock’s co-founder, fantasy artist Paul Raymond Gregory, is thrilled to bring the two themes together and launch a major art exhibition at Bloodstock this year.
Christened the Rock and Metal (RAM) Gallery, the exhibition is to be a permanent addition to the festival and will provide a showcase for a changing selection of rock-related art and memorabilia. Paul Raymond Gregory’s extensive body of work includes many famous album sleeves and monolithic pieces inspired by the writings of JRR Tolkien. Paul’s first ever album cover commission was in 1984 for Saxon’s "Crusader," so launching the RAM Gallery on the 30th anniversary of Paul’s artistic debut in the metal world is fitting indeed.
This year’s first showing will include all the original Bloodstock festival artwork, going right back to the first indoor event in 2001, plus a wide range of Paul’s album art including the sleeve of Saxon’s latest release "Sacrifice." Representing Paul’s Tolkien work, there will also be a large triptych inspired by The Silmarillion opus (from whence Marillion derived its name). The painting will be mounted in a bespoke hand-carved frame created by framer John Davis. Although John has framed much of Paul’s other work, the triptych features the first frame actually designed by Paul himself. In addition, Paul will be signing copies of his book "Beyond Time And Place," which showcases artwork from the breadth of his career.
The exhibition will also include a small selection of bespoke handmade guitars created by young artist/musician Cynosure who is working to re-define the guitar, not just as a functional instrument, but as a working, playable piece of art.
The current Bloodstock Festival 2014 lineup is shaping up as follows: More...
The organizers of the Bloodstock Festival have checked in with the following update about confirming more bands for the 2014 edition:
"Things are hotting up at Bloodstock HQ and even more bands are unveiled for 2014!! Joining the main stage bill are the newly renamed, Entombed A.D. After having to change their name from just ‘Entombed’, LG Petrov and his fellow band members are once again ready to let the music do the talking after a year of internal struggles. They release the highly anticipated new album ‘Back to the Front’ on 4th August via Century Media and are eager to get back on the road.
"Getting the heads banging on the Sophie stage on Thursday are British trad metalheads Monument, and bringing their own brand of theatrical madness and extreme metal are former ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ winners, Gethika. Bringing an international flavour on Sunday are death/thrash metallers Krow, who hail all the way from Brazil. Fancy something a little different? Then check out 16-yr old blues star in the making Aaron Keylock, also performing on Sunday’s Sophie stage.
"Not content with that, Bloodstock can also reveal six killer bands for the Jagermeister stage! Grab a couple Jagerbombs and come headbang to Undersmile and King Creature on Friday, plus Massive Wagons and a special acoustic set from Orphaned Land on Saturday. If you’re still standing come Sunday, be sure to catch Rabid Bitch of the North and The Heretic Order."
The forthcoming "One And All, Together, For Home" compilation - featuring a group of European metal bands paying homage their distinct, unique heritages - is streaming below via AllMusic.com.
"One And All, Together, For Home" was assembled by Drudkh main-man Roman Sayenko. Each band employs its own means to find and present cultural roots to the world via song. The eight appearing artists contribute a total of 17 tracks in the form of traditional song interpretations, cover versions of folk artists, or the use of themes and melodies from their musical heritages in original compositions. The track listing is:
1. PRIMORDIAL (Ireland) - "Dark horse on the wind"
2. DRUDKH (Ukraine) - "Forgotten Lullaby"
3. HAIVE (Finland) - "Ei Kuule Emo Minua" *
4. KAMPFAR (Norway) - "En Hymne Til Urd"
5. WINTERFYLLETH (England) - "Abbots Brommley Horn Dance"
6. WINTERFYLLETH (England) - "John Barleycorn"
7. MONDOVOLLAND (Netherlands) - "Montferland I" (with Folkcorn)
8. MONDOVOLLAND (Netherlands) - "Montferland II"
9. HIMINBJORG (France) - "Esprit De Brave"
1. WINTERFYLLETH - (England) - The Three Ravens
2. KAMPFAR (Norway) - Bannsull
3. DRUDKH (Ukraine) - Dovbush
4. MONDOVOLLAND (Netherlands) - Montferland III
5. AVA INFERI (Portugal) - Ao Teu Lado
6. HAIVE (Finland) - Ukon On Tulinen Turkki
7. HAIVE (Finland) - Onpa Tietty Tietyssäni
8. PRIMORDIAL (Ireland) - The Foggy Dew More...
Season of Mist is proud to present a new track from the compilation "One And All, Together, For Home," which features international metal artists gathered by Drudkh mastermind Roman Sayenko and will be released on May 23rd (May 27th in North America).
Winterfylleth's anglicised version of the traditional Scottish song “The Three Ravens” is streaming below, courtesy of Terrorizer.com.
"The idea behind this compilation is a coming together of like-minded artists from all across Europe in an attempt to rediscover the history and traditions of their respective areas of origin; through the medium of traditional music", explains Winterfylleth main man Chris Naughton. “Given that Europe has a particularly strong folk heritage all the bands contributing to this release are drawn from a broad range of countries that make up the continent; each with their own unique musical style & traditions to explore. One way that folk music has endured throughout the world's turbulent history is by people coming together and sharing the stories, tales and folklore of old; re-creating the melodies in a way that is relevant to them in the now. This compilation brings together eight artists, who have a strong historical interest and a pre-existing link to the music of their respective homelands." More...
On May 23rd (5/27 in North America), Season of Mist will release a special compilation entitled "One And All, Together, For Home."
Initiated by Drudkh main man Roman Sayenko, this project consists of established bands from the metal world recording between and three folk and mostly acoustic songs. The band lineup consists of:
Ava Inferi (Portugal)
Ukrainian black metal pioneers Drudkh are streaming their new singles collection, "Eastern Frontier in Flames," which can be heard below courtesy of Metal Bandcamp.
"Eastern Frontier in Flames" compiles rare Drudkh material taken from the long out of print "Anti Urban" and "Slavonic Chronicles" EPs. The track listing is as follows:
1. Fallen into Oblivion 07:00
2. Ashes 06:25
3. Tam Gdzie Gasnie Dzien 10:24
4. Indianska Pisen Hruzy 05:34
5. ...W Krainie Drzew 05:45
6. Ten Ktery Se Vyhyba Svetlu 05:13
7. Recidivus 04:58 More...
Winterfylleth has released a track from the band's new split EP with Drudkh. The song, titled "The Gates," was originally written and recorded by Hate Forest. Give the cover a listen below, courtesy of Metal Hammer.
The split EP, titled "Thousands of Moons Ago / The Gates," will feature four-tracks taking the shape of cover songs recorded by both bands, paying tribute to their early influences. The track listing is as follows:
1. Drudkh - …W Krainie Drzew (Hefeystos cover)
2. Drudkh - Ten, Ktery Se Vyhyba Svetlu (Unclean cover)
3. Drudkh - Recidivus (Sacrilegium cover)
4. Winterfylleth - The Gates (Hate Forest cover)
"Thousands of Moons Ago / The Gates" will see a release on January 2014 as a dark blue, hand-numbered 12" Lp limited to 666 copies. More...
Last month Drudkh announced a forthcoming split EP with Winterfylleth, and now full details on the coming release have been made available.
The split EP, titled "Thousands of Moons Ago / The Gates’," is to be released on January 17th (January 21st in North America) and features four songs. The track listing is as follows:
1. …W Krainie Drzew
2. Ten, Ktery Se Vyhyba Svetlu
4. The Gates
The first three tracks were recorded by Drudkh, covering respectively Hefeystos, Unclean, and Sacrilegium. “The Gates” is a Hate Forest classic covered by Winterfylleth.
"Thousands of Moons Ago / The Gates" will be only available on vinyl and on digital. The 12” vinyl disc will be dark blue, hand-numbered and limited to 666 copies worldwide.
Drudkh's three tracks will also appear separately on a compilation CD entitled "Eastern Frontier in Flames." More...
On January 17th (January 21st in North America), Season of Mist will release a vinyl split EP by Drudkh and Winterfylleth, entitled "Thousands of Moons Ago / The Gates."
The four-track release will include cover songs recorded by both bands, paying tribute to their early influences. Season of Mist comments:
"The split brings together two of Europe's leading black metal bands for the first time on one LP and represents two genre challenging bands drawing on their own influences and re-imagining songs that are important to them.
"Ukrainian poets Drudkh continue to pay homage to old, talented, but forgotten Slavic bands after 2010’s ‘Slavonic Chronicles,’ their previous cover EP.
"Those of you who don’t own a record player will still be able to listen to those songs, since the EP will also be released digitally. As for the CD format, a new compilation will also hit the stores on January 17th/21st.
"Entitled ‘Eastern Frontier in Flames’, it will include all Drudkh’s tracks from ‘Thousands of Moons Ago,' as well as the ‘Anti-Urban’ and ‘Slavonic Chronicles’ EPs, which have never been available separately on CD so far."