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Louisville, Kentucky-based black metal sect Anagnorisis this week announces the title and additional info on an upcoming LP, which is being completed for fall release.
Having recently completed the drum tracking, a brief trailer from the sessions at the mammoth The Tracking Room Studios has been issued. Check out the studio report below.
Further delving into ancient Greek texts for inspiration, the new Anagnorisis record bears the title "Peripeteia." While the bulk of the recording for "Peripeteia" was engineered by guitarist Zak Denham at his home studio, newly recruited drummer Cody McCoy (Cerná, Boreworm) recently tracked drums for the record at the massive The Tracking Room Studios in Nashville (Megadeth, Deep Purple, King Crimson, Taylor Swift).
Issues Anagnorisis on the concept of the new album, "'Peripeteia' is a story over thirty years in the making; a tale not just based on our vocalist Zachary Kerr's life... it is his life. We choose the title to complete the cycle, both literally and figuratively, on our narrative started on Beyond All Light, and to reference our namesake, the concept of anagnorisis. 'Peripeteia' is the reversal, the turning point, the moment immediately preceding the crucial discovery (anagnorisis). We've taken all of the hope, fear, loss, joy, anger and turned it into fifty-four minutes of music that we are excited to share with all of you this Autumn."
New album "Peripeteia" will see a fall release on LP and CD through Germany-based Vendetta Records, on cassette through Yehonala in Europe and Like Young Records in the US, and all digital formats. More...
Following a year of silence, the Louisville, Kentucky-based black metal legion Anagnorisis now announces a triumphant return to action, as the band is currently heavily entrenched in the pre-production for an impending third album, and will be hitting the studio this weekend to begin the bulk of the actual tracking.
Anagnorisis is currently more than two-thirds of the way through the pre-production of the next full-length chapter, having finished all of the song structures and laid down most of the keys, guitars, and bass, and currently in the process of recording vocals.
Joining the band for the recording sessions is drummer Cody McCody, also of Cerná, Boreworm, and others. The Anagnorisis lineup is currently completed with vocalist Zachary Kerr, keyboardist Samuel Hartman, guitarist Zak Denham, and bassist Josh Mumford.
This Friday, Anagnorisis will enter The Tracking Room Studios in Nashville (Megadeth, Deep Purple, King Crimson, Taylor Swift) to track the drums for the new album. The rest of the recording will be engineered by Denham at his home studio where the band recorded previous LP "Beyond All Light." More...
The inaugural September installation of Shadow Woods Metal Fest, the new open-air camping metal fest, has moved slightly Southeast, from its initial placement in Southern Pennsylvania to White Hall in Harford County, Maryland.
Set to take place September 25th - 27th, 2015, the new location of Shadow Woods Metal Fest is similar to the previous site, with deep woods, cabins and tent camping fields, yet is slightly closer to both Baltimore and Philadelphia, making it even more accessible to East Coast metallers planning on attending the diverse three-day festival.
Since initial announcements, Menace Ruine dropped from the lineup and was replaced by Black Table, yet the remainder of the Shadow Woods Metal Fest lineup remains the same, including lead performances from Midnight, Falls of Rauros, Occultation, Velnias, Iron Man, Anagnorisis, The Flight of Sleipnir and Stone Breath, along with twenty-six additional acts. The fest is also likely to be the first live performance for the surviving members of Wormreich since the tragic vehicle crash in April.
There will be ZERO ticket sales at the gate for the festival -- advance presales to those 21 years of age and older is the only way into the fest, and is still BYOB. The lineup consists of: More...
The concept of the open air heavy metal music and camping fest, so popular in Europe, seems to be a rarity in America. The organizers of the Shadow Woods Metal Fest hope to change that with the inaugural edition of the festival happening September 25th - 27th, 2015 in Fannettsburg, Pennsylvania in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains.
Shadow Woods Metal Fest features lead performances from Midnight, Falls of Rauros, Occultation, Menace Ruine, Velnias, Iron Man, Anagnorisis, The Flight of Sleipnir and Stone Breath along with twenty-seven additional acts throughout the event.
The fest showcases underground black, doom, death, and noise and experimental metal bands on two alternating stages all day Friday and Saturday. Camping and workshops on topics such as runes, guitar maintenance, yoga and more will be offered and are included in the ticket price. Artists and record labels will be vending alongside several onsite food stands. The festival is BYOB and age restricted to 21+.
To keep the fest intimate, only 350 tickets will be sold, and the fest is already 1/3 sold out. Tickets are $92 (plus a 99 cent processing fee). A limited number of group cabins will also be available. The lineup is as follows: More...
Louisville, Kentucky's Anagnorisis has just been confirmed to perform at this weekend's massive Gilead Festival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Joining the likes of The Body, Thou, Wolvserpent, Barghest, Uzala, Sea Of Bones, Kowloon Walled City, Loss, Mutilation Rites, Owlfood and many others on the three-day gathering, Anagnorisis takes Inter Arma's spot in the wake of the band being forced to cancel tour dates.
In other news, Anagnorsis also confirms a shift in the band's lineup, parting ways with drummer Chris Smith last week. While Smith remains a close friend, the band will be implementing new drummers on upcoming live gigs and recordings.
Joining the lineup for this appearance at Gilead Fest will be Chicago-based Garry Naples. Additional updates will follow in the coming weeks.
Anagnorisis is already writing for a third LP, which is being penned for a late 2014 release. Stand by for a label destination and other information on the imminent opus to be announced in the months ahead.
7/18/2014 Oshkosh Masonic Center - Oshkosh, WI @ Gilead Fest w/ Oozing Wound, Thou/The Body collaboration, Hell, Ash Borer
Due to the ongoing demand from European fans wanting to experience "Beyond All Light," the 2013 album from Kentucky-based black metal entity Anagnorisis, the band will reissue a cassette edition of the album via Berlin-based Yehonala Records in the coming weeks.
While Anagnorisis already released an extensive behind the scenes look at the inception and construction of "Beyond All Light" in conjunction with its release last Summer, a second installment video has just been released. Initially only available on the DVD which accompanied the special edition LP version of "Beyond All Light," the second film travels further into each member's own theologies, the album's lyrical basis, and personal experiences which helped lay the inspirational foundation for the record. Check it out below.
Anagnorisis has also been confirmed to take part in a Dave Brockie Foundation benefit show in the band's hometown on June 27th, to pay tribute to the recently-passed metal icon.
6/27/2014 Diamond Pub & Billiards - Louisville, KY @ Dave Brockie Tribute w/ Stonecutters, Ohlm More...
Louisville’s infectious black metal contingent Anagnorisis begins a new live incursion this Thursday, March 6th with a hometown performance, with eight more cities lined-up after the kickoff show. The band will also celebrate its 100th show at the Brooklyn stop of the tour on March 10th. See the band live:
3/06/2014 Haymarket Whiskey Bar – Louisville, KY w/ Great Floods, Order of Leviathan, All Dead
3/07/2014 The Metal Grill – Milwaukee, WI w/ Shroud of Despondency, Anomaly
3/08/2014 Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN w/ Arion, Eye of Khorazin, Her Name is Mercy
3/09/2014 The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Victims of Contagion
3/10/2014 Acheron – Brooklyn, NY w/ Syphilitic Lust, Mongrel
3/11/2014 Kungfu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
3/12/2014 The Sidebar – Baltimore, MD w/ Unstitched, Citadel, Endless Bummer
3/14/2014 The Milestone – Charlotte, NC w/ Young and in The Way, Burnt Books, Hu/lk
3/15/2014 Diamond Pub & Billiards – Louisville, KY w/ The Black Dahlia Murder More...
Following several waves of live excursions during the second half of 2013 and a January 2014 Midwest tour, in conjunction with the release of acclaimed sophomore LP, "Beyond All Light," Kentucky's ominous black metal quintet Anagnorisis confirms a next bout of 2014 tour actions.
Anagnorisis is locking down a solid live run from the band's Louisville hometown out to the Northeast and down the East Coast during the first half of March, with a full week of dates including shows in Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Charlotte confirmed at press time and several dates still being organized. The complete and final routing will be locked and announced in the coming days. Currently announced shows are as follows:
3/6/2014 Haymarket Whiskey Bar - Louisville, KY
3/7/2014 The Metal Grill - Milwaukee, WI
3/8/2014 Emerson Theater - Indianapolis, IN
3/9/2014 The Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA
3/10/2014 Acheron - Brooklyn, NY
3/11/2014 Kungfu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
3/14/2014 The Milestone - Charlotte, NC w/ Young and In The Way
Anagnorisis will start the year with a new bout of live actions tonight, January 2nd, beginning in the group's hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.
From there Anagnorisis will invade clubs in Bloomington, St. Louis, Kansas City, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Detroit before closing down on January 12th in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. The band nis touring in continued support of 2013 LP "Beyond All Light."
1/02/2014 Haymarket Whiskey Bar - Louisville, KY w/ Order of Leviathan, Esoteric Burial
1/04/2014 Rhino's Club - Bloomington, IN w/ Thorr-Axe, Lawbringer
1/05/2014 Fubar - St. Louis, MO w/ Animated Dead, Manifest
1/06/2014 Eastwing - Kansas City, MO
1/09/2014 The Grand Bar - Chicago, IL
1/10/2014 The Metal Grill - Milwaukee, WI
1/11/2014 Corktown Tavern - Detroit, MI w/ Boreworm, Traitor, Writhing, Nightkin
1/12/2014 Berlin - Ft. Wayne, IN More...
Louisville, Kentucky black metal horde Anagnorisis will re-unleash the acclaimed new album, "Beyond All Light," adding multiple colors of vinyl to the list of formats already available.
Following its initial digital self release, the band also released a digipak CD version, followed by a 100-copy cassette run via Like Young Records.
Now, this Friday, November 30th, Anagnorisis will offer a deluxe LP set containing "Beyond All Light" with re-designed artwork and a custom fold-old packaging on 150-gram 12" on black, red, and blue vinyl. The pack also includes a copy of the "Beyond All Light" CD, a printed narrative about the ideas and concepts of the lyrics, signed and numbered by vocalist Zachary Kerr, a live, pro-shot DVD from the band's set at Louisville Deathfest 2013, and a 11" x 17" stylized poster of the band for $25.
These sets are limited to 100 and will only be available until December 27th. Additionally, the standard black vinyl LP will be available at a special pre-order price for $18. Preorders will be available at this location.
Additionally, Anagnorisis will release a yellow pressing of the LP to be sold exclusively through Like Young Records, as well as a marbled edition to be sold exclusively on tour. Catch the band live:
1/02/2014 Haymarket Whiskey Bar - Louisville, KY w/ Order of Leviathan, Esoteric Burial
1/04/2014 Rhino's - Bloomington, IN w/ Thorr-Axe, Lawbringer
1/05/2014 Fubar - St. Louis, MO w/ Animated Dead, Manifest
1/11/2014 Corktown Tavern - Detroit, MI w/ Boreworm, Traitor, Writhing, Nightkin More...
Following the July release of second full-length "Beyond All Light," Louisville black metal quartet Anagnorisis this week hosts an in-depth, behind the scenes video documentary on the creation of the album.
Featuring tons of hi-def studio footage, interviews, and gear talk with all five members and more, the video shows the immense amount of time and planning the band put into the album. Check it out below. You can also stream the band's entire new album at this location. More...
Following its recent release, "Beyond All Light" - the mammoth second full-length from Anagnorisis - is today streaming in its entirety courtesy of Revolver. Listen to the full album below.
Anagnorisis took to the road on an eastward tour at the end of July and start of August in support of the album. Having triumphantly inundated underworld audiences in Kentucky, Michigan, New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Indiana, the band has issued the following collective statement:
"We are thrilled to have experienced the epic journey that was the Summer of Hellfire tour: meeting new fans and blaspheming in new cities each night, we will return with more metal, to be sure! Black metal runs in our veins, and it is evident in the most recent reviews of Beyond All Light. We extend our gratitude to those who speak words in support of our passion, our music, and our godlessness. Hails!" More...
Pitchfork today hosts a stream of the massive closing track from "Beyond All Light," the mammoth second full-length from Anagnorisis. Check out the song right here.
According to a press release, the nearly nine-and-a-half minute track "builds, swells, and eventually comes to a climax; an imploding vortex of epic proportions where the band’s most epic elements are simply undeniable."
The previously posted song “Eulerian Path” can also be heard over at this location. Catch the band live:
7/27/2013 Vernon Club - Louisville, KY @ Louisville Deathfest w/ Enfold Darkness
7/28/2013 Token Lounge - Westland, MI w/ Scorned Deity, Traitor
7/29/2013 The Bug Jar - Rochester, NY w/ Desekrator
7/31/2013 The Acheron - Brooklyn, NY w/ Anicon, Scowl
8/01/2013 Obrien's Pub - Boston, MA w/ Scourge, Forn, Arctic Horror
8/03/2013 Kopec's Korner - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Dendritic Arbor, Doctor Smoke
8/04/2013 Indy's Jukebox - Indianapolis, IN w/ Primitive Man, Reproacher
Louisville’s black metal horde Anagnorisis is preparing for the scorching Summer unleashing of its first new full-length since 2007’s "Overton Trees," as the band's massive sophomore LP "Beyond All Light" nears release. The following press release was issued about the album:
"Thunderously capturing Anagnorisis’ most expansive material to date, 'Beyond All Light' was meticulously recorded by the band and mixed by guitarist Zak Denham and his One by One Studios, and then mastered by Brian Lueken at Decibel Mastering.
"The two-part LP is broken into two segments, each act featuring three massive songs overall encompassing nearly fifty minutes. The band’s already classically-influenced but forward-thinking approach to black metal ventures into new territories, and while skeletal elements of their earlier material shrouds the material, more orchestral and atmospheric elements penetrate the band’s wickedest, blazing attacks ever.
"While comparisons to notable bands like Nachtmystium, Emperor, Summoning and Drudkh can be made, Anagnorisis weave their own unique visions and configurations into their songcraft, creating a wholly engaging, epic atmosphere."
Louisville, Kentucky-based black metal perpetrators Anagnorisis have completed the recording of their second LP, and the beast is now in the final stages of preparation before being cast upon the populous this Summer. The following press release was issued about the band:
"Based on a Greek phrase for 'discovery,' Anagnorisis was founded in 2003 by Austin Lunn (Panopticon), and the act set out to experiment with merging symphonic and death-infused black metal styles. They recorded the debut album Overton Trees and released it in 2007, the album instantly gaining the band a widespread following beyond the local sector, to which they tormented with live attacks. Lunn moved on and several other lineup changes took shape over the following years since, with the band releasing two EP’s released in the interim – 2009’s Alpha & Omega, and 2012’s Ghosts Of Our Fathers – with each new incarnation and new recording showing new innovations and expansions on their thesis, and their blackened metal continually taking the form of something more insidious.
"Their first full-length since 2007, Anagnorisis now confirms the title of the new opus as 'Beyond All Light,' the album containing the band’s most expansive material to date, following months of production as the band recorded everything themselves at guitarist Zak Denham’s own One by One Studios. Now completely harnessed, the masters have been passed to Ken Sorceron (Abigail Williams) who is currently handling mixing and mastering duties. The band will unleash Beyond All Light on their own in a plethora of configurations, including CD, LP, cassette and digital formats. Confirmed release dates will be announced in the coming days."
Catch Anagnorisis live:
7/27/2013 Vernon Club - Louisville, KY@ Louisville Deathfest w/ Enfold Darkness
7/28/2013 Token Lounge - Westland, MI w/ Scorned Deity, Traitor
The band consists of:
Zachary Kerr - vocals
Zak Denham - guitars
Samuel Hartman - keyboards
Chris Smith - drums
Josh Mumford - bass
Anagnorisis, the Louisville, KY-based black/death metal band, has released a new EP entitled “Ghost of Our Fathers," breaking the three year hiatus with a slew of shows planned for July and August, including a stint of dates with Abigail Williams. The songs can be heard in the player below, or over at bandcamp. The track listing is as follows:
1. Clan of Kerr
2. Only Suffering is Free
Anagnorisis also commented, “In the last three years, we have lost two men very close to us: Zachary’s father James E. Kerr, and Samuel’s step-father Robert C. Dayle. This two song release is a tribute to their memory. Ghost of Our Fathers is a look at the new era of Anagnorisis, while using the recurring themes of black and death metal that have defined our music over the past nine years.
"As the term 'anagnorisis' represents self-discovery and awareness, band members Zachary Kerr and Samuel Hartman each crafted the lyrics to the new songs – Clan of Kerr and Only Suffering is Free – fueled by the idea that each is a cleansing of the grief that comes with death. Musically we owe much to our guitarist, Zak Denham, who spent long hours writing, recording, and programming these songs. The music is intense, aggressive, and showcases the direction of our next full length planned for release in 2013.
"No one likes dormancy, and we give our heartfelt thanks to our fans that have stuck with us and waited patiently for the return of this band. Just as our lives would not be shaped without our fathers, our band’s success would nothing without our supporters. Listen, download, and enjoy our new music as we march forward as a new, stronger Anagnorisis.” More...
Kentucky metallers, Anagnorisis, have issued the following message welcoming drummer Adam Pierce back to the band:
"We are proud to announce the return of long time drummer Adam Pierce back to Anagnorisis. After departing from the band less than five months ago, Pierce has returned more eager than ever."
The official statement from Adam Pierce is as follows:
"I am proud to announce my return to Anagnorisis. After spending a short time in the Bay Area pursuing various musical endeavors, I am moving back to my hometown to plague the nation with my metal brothers. My first show back with the band will be October 20th in Louisville. Please check out our myspace for more details and be on the look out for our new EP. This EP is definitely an extreme step for Anagnorisis, but it will definitely turn some heads. We are pushing the limit more than ever, which is what this genre is all about."
Kentucky metallers, Anagnorisis, issue the following update:
"Adam Pierce, original drummer for Anagnorisis, will be leaving the band in June to pursue his life in California, and we are now beginning the search for his replacement. Interested parties should record themselves playing "The Great Divorce" and "Birth of the Pariah" - both available on our MySpace - and upload the files to YouTube or e-mail audio files to email@example.com. If you are seriously interested and do not have the equipment to record yourself, please contact us and we will work something out.
While Zak Denham has been handling both guitar duties since the departure of Austin Lunn, we would be happy to welcome a talented, professional guitarist into the fold. Following the example above, please record yourself playing both songs (rhythm parts only), if interested."
"This situation in no way affects any of our touring plans or shows, and Anagnorisis will continue to dominate in 2008. Nemesis Enforcer drummer Jake Denham will be filling in for Adam in June while a replacement is sought. Our current touring plans include the majority of the month of May - watch our Myspace for details. We are open for booking inquiries, so please contact us at myspace.com/anagnorisis or firstname.lastname@example.org for tour offers or with any other questions. Thank you." More...
Shiven Records recently signed Louisville, Kentucky death metal band Anagnorisis. According to the label, "Anagnorisis blend the brutality of death metal with the melody and acute songwriting of European metal." The band will enter Mana Studios (Cannibal Corpse, Hate Eternal) to record their debut, "Overton Trees," which will hit streets this fall. In the meantime, you can check out the band here.