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Anaal Nathrakh

Formed: 1999
From: Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Anaal Nathrakh News

Below is our complete Anaal Nathrakh 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Heavy Music Artwork Announces Third Issue

A new upcoming issue of Heavy Music Artwork is now being funded at IndieGoGo, with the organizers of the rock/metal art magazine commenting:

"We are proud to announce our third issue out January 2017. Heavy Music Artwork's third installment is an introspective outlook on music and art. Rock and metal have a long tradition on existential questions.

"Our approach is neither analytical or interpretative instead we will go and revisit the creative journey that our feature artists have taken. With this in mind, we named this issue 'Human.'" More...

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Anaal Nathrakh Posts Full Album Online

Anaal Nathrakh was created for one purpose - to be the soundtrack for Armageddon, the audial essence of evil, hatred and violence, the true spirit of necro taken to its musical extremes.

Out today via Metal Blade Records, "The Whole of the Law" marries all of the two-piece's trademark ferocity and against-all-reason-catchiness with a reinvigorated sense of focus and insane hatred. Check out a full album stream below.

1. The Nameless Dread
2. Depravity Favours the Bold
3. Hold Your Children Close and Pray for Oblivion
4. We Will Fucking Kill You
5. ...So We Can Die Happy
6. In Flagrante Delicto
7. And You Will Beg for Our Secrets
8. Extravaganza!
9. On Being a Slave
10. The Great Spectator
11. Of Horror, and the Black Shawls
12. Powerslave (Bonus Track)
13. Man at C&A (Bonus Track) More...

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Anaal Nathrakh Invites You To The "Extravaganza!"

Anaal Nathrakh's impending album, "The Whole of the Law," is due out October 28th via Metal Blade Record and new single, "Extravaganza!", can be streamed below. The band comments:

"It's about the normalization of murderous violence, the sanitization of death. The primary way that appears in the lyrics is via executions, but it's meant to exemplify a more general phenomenon.

"I suppose it's of a piece with the famous quote that the death of millions is a statistic. Or the impression you might get from the news, even if you're someone who pays close attention to the world, compared to listening to Dr. David Nott talking to Eddie Mair on the radio. And in executions, I think the level of sanitization is quite extreme.

"Hence the terms used in the verses - the drop, the shock, the state-sanctioned shank and so on, they're intended to ape the euphemisms we hear all the time. And in sanitizing killing, the powers that be shield us from the brutality of reality. That's where the wailing parts fit in - 'Hiding behind daddy dear, don't peek with your sad little eyes'.

"It's intentionally made to sound a bit like a child's nightmare, just as we are infantilized and allowed to be blase by the things the song deals with. It's all sometimes presented almost as entertainment, with people talking in terms which suggest a level of ethical concern roughly appropriate to a video game. That's where the title comes from, and why the 'ringmaster' lines are there - 'Take your seats, one and all! The show's about to start...'" More...

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Anaal Nathrakh Streaming New Song

Due out October 28th via Metal Blade Records, Anaal Nathrakh's "The Whole of the Law" marries all of the two-piece's trademark ferocity and against-all-reason-catchiness with a reinvigorated sense of focus and insane hatred.

For a preview of the album, the new single "Hold Your Children Close and Pray for Oblivion" can be streamed below. The album's full track listing is as ofllows:

1. The Nameless Dread
2. Depravity Favours the Bold (streaming here)
3. Hold Your Children Close and Pray for Oblivion
4. We Will Fucking Kill You
5. ...So We Can Die Happy
6. In Flagrante Delicto
7. And You Will Beg for Our Secrets
8. Extravaganza!
9. On Being a Slave
10. The Great Spectator
11. Of Horror, and the Black Shawls
12. Powerslave (Bonus Track)
13. Man at C&A (Bonus Track) More...

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Anaal Nathrakh Reveals New Album

Anaal Nathrakh was created for one purpose - to be the soundtrack for Armageddon, the audial essence of evil, hatred and violence, the true spirit of necro taken to its musical extremes.

Due out October 28th via Metal Blade Records, new album "The Whole of the Law" showcases the two-piece's trademark ferocity with a reinvigorated sense of focus and insane hatred. Check out first single "Depravity Favours the Bold" below. The full track listing is as follows:

1. The Nameless Dread
2. Depravity Favours the Bold
3. Hold Your Children Close and Pray for Oblivion
4. We Will Fucking Kill You
5. ...So We Can Die Happy
6. In Flagrante Delicto
7. And You Will Beg for Our Secrets
8. Extravaganza!
9. On Being a Slave
10. The Great Spectator
11. Of Horror, and the Black Shawls
12. Powerslave (Bonus Track)
13. Man at C&A (Bonus Track) More...

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Wacken 2015 CD/DVD Set Announced

Just in time for 2016's Wacken Open Air that will see another 75,000 metalheads having the time of their lives, UDR Music is pleased to announce the release of "Live At Wacken 2015 - 26 Years Louder Than Hell.

This double CD/DVD (or BluRay) set is hitting North American stores on August 26th. Transport yourself back to 2015's stellar lineup with over 120 bands on eight stages. The full track listing is as follows:

DVD1 / Blu-ray1:
01. JUDAS PRIEST - Painkiller
02. IN FLAMES - Paralyzed
03. IN FLAMES - Everything's Gone
04. AMORPHIS - My Kantele
05. AMORPHIS - Magic And Mayhem
06. RUNNING WILD - Under Jolly Roger
07. RUNNING WILD - Riding The Storm
08. BEYOND THE BLACK - Rage Before The Storm
09. BEYOND THE BLACK - Songs Of Love And Death
10. ARCHITECTS OF CHAOZ - Horsemen
11. ARMORED SAINT - Left Hook From Right Field
12. ANNIHILATOR - Creepin' Again
13. ANNIHILATOR - Alison Hell
14. DEATH ANGEL - Voracious Soul
15. DEATH ANGEL - Buried Alive
16. EXUMER - Possessed By Fire
17. BURGERKILL - Under The Scars
18. SABATON - To Hell And Back
19. SABATON - Night Witches
20. DANKO JONES - The Twisting Knife
21. DANKO JONES - Full Of Regret
22. ULI JON ROTH - Dark Lady
23. ULI JON ROTH - Virgin Killer
24. THE POODLES - Night Of Passion
25. EUROPE - War Of Kings
26. EUROPE - The Second Day More...

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Kaltenbach Open Air Streaming Short Video Recap

Austria's only true metal underground festival, Kaltenbach Open Air, is streaming a short video recap of its 10th anniversary edition below (courtesy of Stormbringer). This year's edition of the festival had the following bands live on stage: Marduk, Dark Funeral, Agalloch, Krisiun, Anaal Nathrakh, Rotting Christ, God Dethroned, Valkyrja, Benighted, Thulcandra, Hideous Divinity and Darkfall.

Check it out now below.

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Kaltenbach Open Air Posts Festival Trailer

Austria's Kaltenbach Open Air is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and deploying following bands among many others: Marduk, Dark Funeral, Agalloch, Krisiun, Anaal Nathrakh, Rotting Christ, God Dethroned, Valkyrja, Benighted, Thulcandra, Darkfall. Check out the official festival trailer streaming below. Tickets and all informations about the festival can be found HERE.

Check out the official Running Order 2015: More...

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Kaltenbach Open Air Running Order Announced

Austria's Kaltenbach Open Air is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and has already announced the running order for all three days. Tickets and all informations about the festival can be found HERE.

Check out the official Running Order 2015 below: More...

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Anaal Nathrakh Gearing Up For Tour

UK-based extreme metal duo Anaal Nathrakh will wage war on North America later this Spring, slated to embark on May 11th in Sacramento.

The antagonistic twosome will march through a dozen metropolises, with the final massacre to take place at this year's Maryland Death Fest on May 24th. The band will be joined by special guests Incite and labelmates, Secrets Of The Sky.

Anaal Nathrakh unleashed the band's eighth studio offering, "Desideratum," via Metal Blade Records last Fall. More...

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Anaal Nathrakh Announces Upcoming Shows

Anaal Nathrakh has announced another run of European dates, which kicks off at the Royal Metal Festival in Aarhus, Denmark on April 11th, 2015.

Full details are available below. Anaal Nathrakh's eighth studio offering, "Desideratum," is out now on Metal Blade Records.

04/11 Arhus, DK Royal Metal Festival
04/14 Manchester, GB Sound Control
04/15 Glasgow, GB Audio
04/20 London, GB Black Heart
04/23 Leiden, NL Gebr de Nobel
04/25 Lille, FR Loudblast
04/26 Goes, NL T Beest
05/02 Wroclaw, PL Firejclub
05/24 Baltimore, MD Maryland Death Fest
07/03 Vana-Vigala, EE Hardrock Laager
07/04 Torgau, DE Inflammen
08/07 Gavle, SE Getawat Rock Fest
08/21 Kaltenbach, AT Kaltenbach Open Air More...

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Crown Added To Kaltenbach Open Air Line Up

Industrial doom outfit Crown will be playing at this year's edition of the Kaltenbach Open Air Festival (replacing the black metalers of Hellsaw who recently called it quits). Hailing from France, Crown (not to be confused with The Crown) consists of two men and a machine who tune their neutron guitars to the Richter scale, and deliver the sound of a molten universe collapsing.

The Kaltenbach Open Air is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and deploying following bands among many others: Marduk, Dark Funeral, Agalloch, Krisiun, Anaal Nathrakh, Rotting Christ, God Dethroned, Valkyrja, Benighted, Thulcandra, Darkfall. Tickets and all informations about the festival can be found HERE .

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Heavy Metal Black Friday Deals Revealed

Third Update: new sales have been added below from Comatose Music and Deathwish Music.

Second Update: added new sales from Indie Merch, Sevared Records, Relapse Records, and The Omega Order.

Update: deals have now been added from Metal Blade, Give Praise, and Razorback Records.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are a point of much contention among the metal community (with its overall disdain for consumerism, commercial whoring, and conformity) - so much so that every year Daniel Vrangsinn's (Carpathian Forest) label Misantrof even releases the "Holy Fucking ANTIChristmas" compilation in December.

Despite that, many of the underground labels do offer sales and discounts the week of Thanksgiving, so if you're looking to get some quality metal, hardcore, or rock releases on a budget, this is the time to do it - and most of it is online or digital in nature, so as a bonus, you don't have to get stomped to death by a horde of deal hunters at 5 AM!

More links will be added throughout the week as labels and distros announce their various sales, so check back in often.

If actually buying music in physical format (and especially on vinyl) is more your thing than ordering online, then RECORD STORE DAY has compiled a handy list just for you of limited run, exclusive, or Black Friday-first releases only available in stores. Peruse the full list over here.

For the digital music junkies, AMAZON.COM has dozens of $5 digital hard rock and metal albums from bands like Arch Enemy, In This Moment, White Zombie, Lamb Of God, Chimaira, and many more. The deals run through the full month of November. More...

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Anaal Nathrakh Cancels Tour Date

Anaal Nathrakh has issued the following announcement about cancelling tomorrow's previously scheduled live show:

"We have some bad news. Owing to a serious family emergency in the Anaal Nathrakh ranks, we will be unable to make it to Trondheim for our show tomorrow night. Words can scarcely express how disappointed we are, and we apologize unreservedly to everyone who had bought a ticket.

"We also offer our heartfelt apologies to the organizers and crew. We know that the show was to have been a kick off party for the Trondheim Metal Fest, which is an event we hold a great deal of affection for.

"We desperately wanted to be there. But we have to put well-being first. Things are obviously in a state of turmoil at the moment, but if we can find a way to play another show in Trondheim, rest assured that we will be there like a shot.

"Disastrously disappointed regards,

"Anaal Nathrakh."

The band's new album "Desideratum" is out now via Metal Blade Records and can be heard in full below. More...

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Anaal Nathrakh Streaming Full New Album

"Desideratum" is the forthcoming new long player from U.K. extreme metal misfits Anaal Nathrakh.

In celebration of its official North American release, now less than one week away, today Revolver Magazine offers up a stream of "Desideratum" in its sinister entirety. Check it out below.

"Desideratum" was produced by guitarist/bassist/programmer Mick Kenney, with vocals recorded at Necrodeath Studios in Birmingham, and music tracked and mixed at The Black Flamingo in Orange County, California.

The album is slated to detonate on October 28th, 2014 via Metal Blade Records. Pre-order info is available at this location. More...

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Anaal Nathrakh Streaming "The One Thing Needful"

Today Noisey spews forth a new ode of acrimony from the U.K. extreme metal miscreants, Anaal Nathrakh.

Titled "The One Thing Needful," the latest hymn serves as the fourth movement on the band's forthcoming "Desideratum" full-length, slated for release later this month via Metal Blade Records (October 28th).

Check out the new song in the player below, and you can also hear the previously released "Monstro In Animo" track over at this location. More...

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Anaal Nathrakh Announces New Shows

Anaal Nathrkah has announced new dates supporting upcoming album "Desideratum," which is due out October 28th and can be pre-ordered at this location. Catch the band live:

10/29th (UK) PLYMOUTH - The Hub / DBS Live
10/30th (UK) MILTON KEYNES - The Crauford Arms
10/31st (UK) GLOUCESTER - Olympus Theatre
11/1st (UK) LEEDS - Damnation @ University Union
11/5th (UK) LONDON - The Dome
11/8th (N) TRONDHEIM - Familien

"Desideratum" was produced by guitarist/bassist/programmer Mick Kenney, with vocals recorded at Necrodeath Studios in Birmingham, and music tracked and mixed at The Black Flamingo in Orange County, California. Hear the new song "Idol" below. More...

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Anaal Nathrakh Streaming "Monstro In Animo"

The long-running U.K. extreme metal duo and recent Metal Blade signees Anaal Nathrakh are pleased to soil your day with the repugnant sounds of "Monstrum In Animo," now playing below thanks to Decibel Magazine.

The ferocious new hymn comes by way of the band's soon-to-be detonated "Desideratum" full-length, produced by guitarist/bassist/programmer Mick Kenney, with vocals recorded at Necrodeath Studios in Birmingham, and music tracked and mixed at The Black Flamingo in Orange County, California.

"Desideratum" will send the Earth crashing into the Sun on October 28th, 2014. The previously posted song "Idol" can also be heard at this location. More...

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Anaal Nathrakh Reveals New Album Details

The Birmingham-based extreme metal miscreants and recent Metal Blade signees in Anaal Nathrkah are pleased to infect the masses with their anticipated new full-length this Fall.

Titled "Desideratum," the follow-up to 2012's "Vanitas" full-length was again produced by guitarist/bassist/programmer Mick Kenney, with vocals recorded at Necrodeath Studios in Birmingham, while the music was tracked and mixed at The Black Flamingo in Orange County, California.

"Desideratum" will devour the masses whole on October 28th, 2014. In the meantime, you are cordially invited to sear the skin right off your bones with first single, "Idol," below. Pre-order info is also available at this location. The track listing is as follows:

1. Acheronta Movebimu
2. Unleash
3. Monstrum In Animo
4. The One Thing Needful
5. A Firm Foundation Of Unyielding Despair
6. Desideratum
7. Idol
8. Sub Specie Aeterni (Of Maggots, And Humanity)
9. The Joystream
10. Rage And Red
11. Ita Mori More...

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Anaal Nathrakh To Release New Album

Anaal Nathrakh, which signed to Metal Blade earlier this Summer, has issued the following announcement about an upcoming album release:

"Finally, we are reaching the stage where things are coming together for the impending release of our new cacophony.

"For now, we can divulge that the title will be Desideratum. Everything is in Metal Blade's hands ready for pressing, artwork is finalized, and the release date is penciled in pending final confirmation.

"Expect an update approximately this time next week with release date, preorder information, and a streaming track from the album. Following that, more information and hopefully preview tracks will be made available in the run up to the day itself. Preparations for triage and all emergency measures should be made now.

"Nearly there..."

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