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More than twenty years after it was originally recorded and for the first time packaged as a domestic release, Goomba Music will be releasing "In Times of Solitude," the preamble album from one of doom metal's pioneering bands, Solitude Aeturnus. The disc marks the official domestic release of the rare "Justice For All" EP from 1988 with four more rare bonus tracks and features an extensive booklet with rare photos and more material from the bands' early days. The tracks on "In Times of Solitude" were re-mastered and compiled by band leader John Perez. "In Times of Solitude" will be out in North America on April 24th. The tracklisting and cover art follows below.
1. It Came Upon One Night (Demo Version 1988)
2. Transcending Sentinels (Demo Version 1988)
3. Into Battle (Demo Version 1988)
4. Sojourner (Demo Version 1988)
5. Where Angels Dare To Treat (Demo Version 1988)
6. Remembrance Of A Live (Rehearsal Session 1987)
7. And Justice For All (Live At Joe's Garage 1988)
8. Sojourner (Rehearsal Session 1988)
9. Mirror Of Sorrow (Demo Tape 1988)
Solitude Aeturnus will be releasing "In Times of Solitude" through Massacre Records on July 15th, 2011. The band is now streaming the first track from the album online through the Massacre Records MySpace page at this location. "In Times of Solitude" is a compilation release featuring the "Justice For All" demo, along with four bonus tracks.
The track listing and artwork for "In Times of Solitude" can be found below.
1. It Came Upon One Night
2. Transcending Sentinels
3. Into Battle
5. Where Angels Dare To Tread
6. Rememberance Of A Life
7. And Justice For All
9. Mirror Of Sorrow More...
Massacre Records has issued the following announcement about Solitude Aeturnus releasing "In Times of Solitude" in July:
"On July 15th, Solitude Aeternus is going to release 'In Times Of Solitude.' With this release they close an essential gap in their discography.
"The legendary 'Justice For All' demo cassette from 1988 will be made available to everybody by John Perez himself. The material was remastered and four more rare bonus tracks from those early days were added. The release is completed by an extensive booklet with rare photos and liner notes making this one a must-have for fans of the band and for those who dig doom metal of the 80s and 90s!"
The "In Times Of Solitude" track listing is as follows:
1. It Came Upon One Night
2. Transcending Sentinels
3. Into Battle
5. Where Angels Dare To Tread
6. Rememberance Of A Life
7. And Justice For All
9. Mirror Of Sorrow More...
Swabian doom metal band MIRROR OF DECEPTION has finished the recordings for their new album, "A Smouldering Fire," (at the vault of END OF GREENs Michelle Darkness). The band has also re-recorded some older material. Currently the band is busy mixing the album at Soundman Studios, to be released in the fall.
Upcoming Mirror of Deception shows are as follows:
23.10.2010 GER - Würzburg - Posthalle - Hammer Of Doom IV (w/ SOLITUDE AETURNUS, GRIFTEGARD, SORCERER)
06.11.2010 AUT - Wien - Escape - Doom Over Vienna V (w/ Isole, MaeL Mórdha, Vortigan)
04.12.2010 GER - Schorndorf - Manufaktur - 20 Years Mirror of Deception (w/ DREAMING + 1 Special Guest)
Guitarist John Perez of Texas metal act Solitude Aeturnus has issued the following statement regarding Ronnie James Dio's recent death:
"Like most everyone I know, I am in a great state of sadness. Ronnie James Dio was the ultimate Heavy Metal figure. Why? Because he conducted himself the way every one of us should; treating fans and friends with respect above and beyond the call of the duty (b.t.c.o.d) and giving his best to us at all times. Oh, and lets not forget that he was the best! A true professional and a model human being. Make no mistake, the prime influence and building block in Solitude Aeturnus was/is and always will be Dio era Black Sabbath. Thank you Ronnie and family for all that you’ve given to us. We are grateful and strive to live by your example."
Solitude Aeturnus has announced that they will be playing a show on September 5th at the Ridglea Theater in Fort Worth, Texas. The band issued the following statement about the show:
"A blackened night of doom and mayhem done 'Texas' style! Averse Sefira (Austin), HOD (San Antonio, ex-Thornspawn member) and KNON 89.3 FM DJ Thrashin Alan's band, Violent Intentions, opens up so don't be late!"
Romania's forthcoming metal festival, Rock City Open Air, appears to have either cancelled or postponed. A message from black metal legends Mayhem reads as follows:
"Unfortunately, Mayhem will not perform in Romania next week as the whole festival has been canceled (or apparently postponed). We are deeply sorry for the fans who wanted to see us performing there. This is of course totally out of our control.
"A statement regarding the reason of the cancellation should be posted on the festival's MySpace page soon."
This news come after the recent news that Immortal, Blood Red Throne, Macbeth and Trail Of Tears have all pulled out of the event. The festival was scheduled to be held from August 20-23rd in Fetesti, Romania.
American black metallers Absu had previously canceled a tour date in Fort Worth. They have announced the following make up show with Solitude Aeturnus and Averse Sefira:
Saturday September 5, 2009 @ Ridglea Theater
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
NOTE: All Previous Tickets Purchased For The Initial Date Will Be Honored At The Door.
Norway's Funeral have delayed their upcoming album, "As The Light Does The Shadow," and will be released on Sepember 22nd.
Funeral have announced the guest appearance of Robert Lowe (Candlemass, Solitude Aeturnus) on vocals on the track "In the fathoms of wit and reason." More...
Swedish doom metal merchants, CANDLEMASS, are preparing to embark on their first US tour in 17 years. This is will also mark the bands first time performing in the States with vocalist and Texas native Robert Lowe, also of SOLITUDE AETURNUS fame. Bassist and founding member Leif Edling could barley contain his excitment when asked about finally returning to North America:
”Last time we were over was in 1991 and that’s way too long! We wanna make this tour a very special event for all our fans in the States and all new American fans of doom and metal too. It will be great to meet up and hang out, and play all the classic C-mass songs for you guys plus some new ones of course. We’ve been waiting 17 years for this so make sure you don’t miss this opportunity to catch the Kings of Doom in your hometown! See ya soon in a city near you!”
Here are the confirmed Candlemass tour dates with Daylight Dies as support:
05/19 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
05/20 BB King Blues Club – New York City, NY
05/22 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
05/23 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
05/24 The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
05/25 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
05/28 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
05/29 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
05/30 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
05/31 The Jumping Turtle – San Marcos, CA
06/01 Whisky A Go Go – Hollywood, CA
06/03 Brickhouse – Phoenix, AZ
06/04 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
06/05 Scout Bar – San Antonio, TX
06/06 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
06/07 Ridglea Theater – Fort Worth, TX
06/08 The Muse – Nashville, TN
CANDLEMASS' new album, "King of the Grey Islands", was released June 22 of 2007 via Nuclear Blast Records. The album is the first to feature vocalist Robert Lowe (SOLITUDE AETURNUS), a welcome replacement to former frontman Messiah Marcolin.
An e-card for the new CANDLEMASS album, "King of the Grey Islands", can be accessed at this location. The e-card features audio samples of all tracks that are set to appear on the CD, which is due on June 22 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Former CANDLEMASS frontman Messiah Marcolin told Blabbermouth.net on May 12, 2007 that "It has come to my attention that someone pretending to be me has written a fake statement on the official CANDLEMASS forum. I have not written the fake statement and I do not agree with the lies in it. The only official statement I have made was on Blabbermouth April 28, 2006. I then told you I have quit CANDLEMASS and that it's 100 percent definite that I will not return. 'We could not agree on how to do the new album.' That statement was as true then as it is now. I will tell you one more thing though. I have never had a 'severe pre-recording psychosis.' That was a lie told by Leif Edling [CANDLEMASS bassist/songwriter]."
"King of the Grey Islands" features Marcolin's replacement, Robert Lowe of SOLITUDE AETURNUS.
The tracklist of this very first SOLITUDE AETURNUS DVD entitled Hour Of Despair has been revealed and will be comprised of songs filmed and recorded live during their visit in Poland, including songs from their latest album Alone as well as from some of their previous releases (from the classic debut Into the Depths of Sorrow, from Through The Darkest Hour, Downfall, and the cult album Adagio). The DVD will also feature an interview with John Perez and Robert Lowe (also CANDLEMASS) as also Live At On the Rocks, 1992 and Live At Joe's Garage, Fall, 1987 bonus video footage.
The band comments on their new choice of singer in Robert Lowe of Solitude Aeturnus:
"After months of auditions it is now official who replaces Messiah Marcolin in CANDLEMASS. Robert Lowe, well known for his work with SOLITUDE AETURNUS, is the man who killed all the competition and showed that he beyond doubt is the most capable man for the job. A worthy successor!!
Robert will still be fronting SA, but since there's a whole ocean between the bands, we/CANDLEMASS, feel that this is a great solution that is very beneficial for everybody. The mighty voice from Dallas Texas, is thrown into the fire immediately and is starting the vocal work on the new CANDLEMASS album in a matter of days. CANDLEMASS are sure that the words 'amazing' and 'incredible' will be used to describe the result! CANDLEMASS would also like to thank all the gifted singers who applied for the job. Many talents from all over the world have been heard. We are sure that they will continue to be heard for a long time, but not in CANDLEMASS. The band have finally found the ideal replacement for Messiah Marcolin – Robert Lowe! The new album will KILL!!"
VADER, SOLITUDE AETURNUS, and ONSLAUGHT will team up for a mini-festival on February 12, 2007 at the Stodola Club in Warsaw, Poland. All three bands' sets will be filmed for separate DVD releases, tentatively due next year. A fourth, as-yet-undisclosed group will also appear on the bill.
VADER will team up with BRUTAL TRUTH for three "Extreme The Dojo Tour Vol. 17" Japanese dates in early March.
VADER will enter Hertz Studio in Poland in March 2007 to re-record 25 of the best songs from their entire discography for a 25th anniversary release, to be issued in 2008. The set will also include a DVD containing tons of bonus features, such as archival recordings, live shows, video clips and other special material. Jaroslaw Szubrycht, a well-known Polish journalist who recently finished a book about SLAYER, will write a VADER biography.
VADER's "Impressions in Blood" album entered the Polish national chart at position No. 8. The band's video for the song "Helleluyah (God Is Dead)" has been posted online at YouTube.com. The clip was shot with director Andrzej Wyrozebski, who is said to be one of the leading movie producers in Poland. Janusz Kr?l (known from the Polish fantasy movie "Wiedzmin") was responsible for all special effects and the whole set design. Slawomir Panasewicz (who has worked on over 140 video clips!) was a cameraman.
"Impressions in Blood" was recorded at Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland and features artwork by Greek artist Seth (ROTTING CHRIST, PARADISE LOST).
The cover artwork for Texas-based long-running heavy doomsters SOLITUDE AETURNUS' sixth studio album, entitled "Alone", has been posted online at this location (artwork created by Travis Smith).
Due in Europe on November 10 through Massacre Records, "Alone" was recorded at Nomad Studios in Carrolton, Texas with Sterling Winfield (PANTERA) and J.T. Longoria (KING DIAMOND) sharing engineering duties. A deal is currently being negotiated with an as-yet-undisclosed label for a North American release during the same month.
Commented guitarist John Perez: "This is easily some of heaviest and most overcast material that we've ever done. It's bleak and at the same time we've pulled a slightly more metallic edge to the overall album. It's a little different sound for us but one that I've been striving to attain for some time now. In fact it is the best-sounding record we've ever done. A polished yet HEAVY as hell album to my ears. We're all extremely happy with the overall results." More...
Long-running Arlington, Texas-based doom metallers SOLITUDE AETURNUS entered Nomad Recording studio (MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND, ABSU, USURPER) in Carrolton, TX on June 1 to begin recording their new album for Massacre Records. Entitled "Alone", the CD will be the first to feature the band's new line-up, which includes founder/guitarist John Perez, vocalist Robert Lowe, guitarist Steve Moseley and new members Steve Nichols on drums and James Martin on bass. Engineering and co-producing the album is Sterling Winfield, best known for his work with PANTERA and more recently the REBEL MEETS REBEL release. Massacre Records will release the album in late September/early October. According to guitarist John Perez, the album will be "a fist in the face to all trend metal" and will stay true to the band's original vision of heaviness and melody with a willingness to push the boundaries of heavy metal music without losing its sense of tradition. Songtitles set to appear on the band's first album since 1998's "Adagio" include "Sightless" (mp3), "Waiting for the Light", "Scent of Death", "Essence of Black", and "In Hell I Burn". A North American release is also planned, but no label has been named as of yet.
In other news, Perez has issued the following statement: "The band wishes to give monstrous amounts of gratitude and thanks to all the great people that made their recent mini-tour in Greece/Germany/Italy such a great success. The Greek shows were some of the best the band had played in years and the Keep it True festival was another highlight. More apologies are in order to all of those that attended the Doom Shall Rise festival as Robert Lowe was unable to attend due to unforeseen problems with his passport. The band made the best of the situation and played on with gracious help from a few other vocalists: Erico from DANTESCO, Timmy from DOOMSHINE and Gerrit from DAWN OF WINTER."
Reunited '80s thrash band ROTTING CORPSE, whose original lineup included SOLITUDE AETURNUS founder John Perez and former DEATH touring guitarist/roadie Walter Trachsler, have released their documentary DVD, entitled "Circus of Fools".
The hour-plus-long documentary, directed and produced by SPLarsen, contains rare career-spanning footage of ROTTING CORPSE, rare still photographs, interviews with present as well as former members Perez and David Gryder (BLOOD OF THE SUN) and 37-minutes of rare bonus material.
The interviews were not limited to band members but included individuals such as Jason McMaster (WATCHTOWER, DANGEROUS TOYS), Rodney Dunsmore (DEVASTATION), Scott Fulwiler, creator of TexasMetalUnderground.com and others who were able to recall the early days of ROTTING CORPSE and the thrash metal scene throughout Texas.
The majority of the interviews occurred during the May 2005 tour of Texas when a two-person film crew from Deermagian Filmworks accompanied ROTTING CORPSE, documenting each show and conducting the interviews.
Long-running Arlington, Texas-based doom metallers SOLITUDE AETURNUS have liend up the following dates during the coming months:
Jul. 16 - Robb's MetalWorks Showcase - San Antonio, TX
Oct. 29 - TBA - GRE
Oct. 30 - TBA - GRE
Nov. 01 – TBA – HUN
Nov. 03 – TBA – Venice, ITA
Nov. 04 – TBA – Milan, ITA
Nov. 05 - Keep It True V - Lauda-Königshofen, GER
SOLITUDE AETURNUS frontman Robert Lowe recently underwent surgery to remove his gallbladder and has since returned to the studio to complete work on the group's first studio album since 1998's "Adagio", entitled "Alone". Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Waiting for the Light", "Essence of Black", "Sightless" and "In Hell I Burn". A late spring/early summer release through Massacre Records in Europe and Olympic/Century Media Records in the U.S. is expected.
US doom lords Solitude Aeturnus are just heading into the studio to record their new album. The band recently activated their new official website at www.eternalsolitude.com.
The site currently has a demo version available for the track ‘Waiting For The Light’, which will be featured on the forthcoming new album, entitled Alone. The track can be found at this location.
The Texas doomers Solitude Aeturnus are working in new material to their new album that will be called "Alone."