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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 organizers of the Damnation Festival have checked in with the following announcement about Ahab performing at this year's edition:
"German doom titans, Ahab, and Icelandic progressive metal outfit, Solstafir are the latest names to be added to the tenth edition of Damnation Festival. The headline set will be an exclusive UK performance by Ahab and the first the band have played outside London."
Ahab adds: "We’re delighted to celebrate our 10-year anniversary with the only Ahab UK Show 2014 at Damnation Festival. Headlining the doom stage is an honour and a great birthday present for us!"
Ahab has issued the following announcement about seeking fan-made videos:
"As you might know, we're just about to write a new album and we want YOU to participate this time!
"So if you're into audiovisual art in any form and would like to do a short film for us, this might be interesting for you: any idea, any technique, any twist you might think of is good – may it be stop motion, silhouette, documentary, animation, cartoons, serious stuff, heavy with meaning stuff, even satirical stuff … whatever – we'd love to see it.
"But keep in mind: Our songs are mostly around 10 minutes long. And note: we don't want t to be filmed as 'actors' or as musicians pretending to play the songs live on an iceberg, in a forest or anywhere else. More...
Ahab will be releasing new album "The Giant" through Napalm Records on May 25th, 2012. The band has now checked in with the following update about streaming the title track online:
"The title track of the forthcoming record 'The Giant' is now exclusively for you on soundcloud! Featuring guest appearance of Enslaveds Herbrand Larsen. Enjoy it and spread the word!"
The 2012 edition of the Summer Breeze festival will be taking place from August 16th - 18th, with full details available here. The organizers of the festival have now announced the following bands being added to the bill:
Born from pain
Night in gales
While she sleeps
The festival's lineup is now as follows: More...
Ahab has posted a second studio teaser online for the band's new album "The Giant," which can be viewed below. "The Giant" is currently scheduled for a May, 2012 release. You can also watch the previously posted first studio video at this location.
German funeral doom band Ahab has announced that the band's forthcoming third LP will be entitled "The Giant," and is scheduled for a May 2012 release month through Napalm Records. Enslaved keyboardist/vocalist Herbrand Larsen will make a guest appearance on the album. The vinyl edition of the release will contain two bonus tracks.
Check out the album artwork here:
Ahab has been busy recording the follow-up album to "The Divinity of Oceans," and the band has now posted the first video teaser for the upcoming album "The Giant." Check out the clip below. The new album "The Giant" will be available this coming May 2012.
Ahab has been busy recording the follow-up album to "The Divinity of Oceans" (reviewed here). The band has now checked in with the following recording update:
"We can gladly announce that the guitar and vocal recordings are finished, too. Also, mix and mastering has been completed and it sounds great!
"We can hardly wait to share our new baby with you. We will surely post some small teasers in the next weeks."
Ahab will also be headed out on tour with Esoteric in May and June, with full details on the run of shows at this location.
Ahab has announced the "Doowmwards Let Us Row" European tour, featuring Esoteric and Ophis. The dates for the run are as follows:
30.05.12 (GER) Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
31.05.12 (CH) Geneva – L´usine
01.06.12 (CH) Zürich – Dynamo
02.06.12 (A) Vienna – Escape Metal Corner
03.06.12 (SLO) Ljubljana – Klub Gromka
04.06.12 (CZ) Prag – tba
05.06.12 (GER) Munich – Feierwerk
06.06.12 (GER) tba
07.06.12 (GER) Jena – Rosenkeller
08.06.12 (NL) Rotterdam – Baroeg
09.06.12 (GER) Oberhausen – Kult Tempel
Ahab also recently released an update on the band's progress recording a new album, which can be found at this location.
Ahab has entered the Überwälder Klangdressur studio to begin recording the as-yet-untitled follow-up album to "The Divinity of Oceans" (reviewed here). The band has now checked in from the recording process with the following brief update:
"We´ve finished the drum recording and the bass recordings and it sounds outstanding. Today Heci will follow with the guitar recording. There will be some pics later this week."
Ahab also posted this update about upcoming tour plans: "We are excited to announce that Ahab will be hitting the road again in 2012 for a European tour. The tour will begin on May 30 and end on June 9. We are very happy that the mighty Esoteric will join us on our trip. We will announce the final tour dates asap."
Further details on the new album will be announced as they are made available. In the mean time, check out the latest on Ahab via the band's Facebook profile.
Ahab presents all sailors and whalers with the following update regarding an upcoming new album:
"At the end of January, we'll enter studio to record the yet untitled follow-up to 'The Divinity of Oceans'. These days we're in the final phase of the songwriting process and are eager to finish the compositions.
"We promise to keep you informed about the ongoing process. Make sure to visit us on facebook and our website on a regular basis. Cheers, AHAB."
For more details on Ahab and to stay up to date with the recording process, head over to this location.
The organisers of the Czech Republic's Brutal Assault festival has announced a further three confirmations for this year's event. Newly added to the bill are Scottish hardcore punk/crossover thrash legends The Exploited, Bay Area thrash veterans Forbidden and American mathcore outfit The Dillinger Escape Plan. The festival will take place from August 11th-13th in Josefov, Czech Republic.
The lineup is as follows: More...
The organisers of the Czech Republics Brutal Assault festival has announced two more bands for this years edition of the event. New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front will now be performing at the festival, along with other new confirmation, Swedish black metal artists Watain. The festival takes place in the town of Josefov from August 12th-14th.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
Norwegian metallers Pantheon I have been confirmed for the Summer Breeze 2010 festival, which will take place from August 19th - 21st in Dinkelsbuehl, Germany. More information about the festival can be found at this location. The currently confirmed line-up is as follows:
Children of Bodom
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Hail of Bullets
Long Distance Calling
My Dying Bride
Subway to Sally
Swallow the Sun
The Devil's Blood
War From a Harlots Mouth
We Butter the Bread with Butter
Norwegian black metallers Gorgoroth have been confirmed for the Summer Breeze Festival in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival will take place on August 19th - 21st, 2010. More information about the festival can be found here.
Other confirmed bands for the festival include: 1340, Ahab, Anathema, Barren Earth, Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse, Dark Funeral, Dark Tranquillity, Despised Icon, Dying Fetus, Gwar, Kylesa, Pantheon I, Obituary, Sepultura, Solstafir, The Crown, and more.
Leaves' Eyes are the latest band to be confirmed for the Summer Breeze Open Air 2010 festival. The festival will take place from August 19th - 21st in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. More information about the festival can be found at this location.
The other confirmed bands for the festival include: More...
The first annual Kolony Metal Fest will take place on November 28th, 2009 in Lonato del Garda, Italy. The currently confirmed line-up is as follows:
The Cold Existence
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German doom metal band, Ahab, has announced the release dates for their upcoming album, "The Divinity Of Oceans." The dates are as follows:
July 22nd: Spain and Finland
July 24th: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, and Sweden
July 27th: Rest Of Europe
July 28th: Canada and USA
The album will be released via Napalm Records.
Ahab has issued the following statement about a string of September tour dates alongside Dornenreich:
"Once again I'm proud to announce:
"Austrian Black Metal-legends DORNENREICH invited AHAB to join their Nachtreisen-Tour. The captain decided to change his course with the Pequod and follow the trails of Dornenreich.
"So you'll be able to see THE CALL OF THE WRETCHED SEA and the live-permiere of THE DIVINITY OF OCEANS at once. AHAB's finally back in german waters! Be sure to get your tickets, soon! There'll be only limited amounts."
The currently confirmed dates are as follows: More...