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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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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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Second Round of Bands Confirmed For MDF 2015

The second round of band have been confirmed for Maryland Deathfest XIII, which takes place in Baltimore, Maryland from May 21-24, 2015.

Refer to the bottom of this list for bands playing at Soundstage. All other bands announced so far will be playing at Edison Lot or Rams Head.

The latest confirmations include:

Sodom (Germany) - Exclusive US appearance!
Demilich (Finland) - Exclusive US appearance!
Napalm Death (UK) - Headlining one of the nights at Soundstage.
Anaal Nathrakh (UK) - Exclusive US appearance!
Primordial (Ireland) - Most likely an exclusive US appearance. If not, MDF will be one of only a few US shows.
Martyrdöd (Sweden)
P.L.F.
Noxa (Indonesia)
Water Torture
Early Graves
Fulgora
Mother Brain
Pizzahifive

The full list of bands confirmed for MDF 2015 is as follows: More...

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Orange Goblin And Winterfylleth To Play Damnation

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...

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Ahab Celebrating 10th Anniversary With Damnation

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!"

Further details on the Damnation Festival can be found at the event's official website here. More...

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Anaal Nathrakh Signs With Metal Blade

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the addition of Anaal Nathrakh to its roster, and the band comments:

"We are very pleased to announce our signing with Metal Blade Records. It means we are joining a roster with some truly titanic figures, and a label responsible for releasing some utterly legendary albums. Few other labels can touch their legacy in metal. With Metal Blade's reputation and clout behind us, we look forward to previously undreamed of levels of despoilment."

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.

Following the 2012 "Vanitas" album, Anaal Nathrakh is working on a new album to be released later this year via Metal Blade - stay tuned for more details!

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Anaal Nathrakh Uploads Moscow Footage

Anaal Nathrakh is currently working on a new album, and the band has now taken some time out to upload footage from a live show in Moscow, Russia shot last year. Check out the video below, which features back stage and behind-the-scenes footage.

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Anaal Nathrakh Issues Album Update

Anaal Nathrakh has checked in with the following update about recording a new album:

"Mick finished tracking guitars for the new Anaal Nathrakh record today. He will be flying to England next week to record vocals with V.I.T.R.I.O.L. We will hopefully have the album finished by the end of February."

This upcoming new record will follow previous full-length "Vanitas," with further details forthcoming.

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Obscene Extreme Festival Running Order Revealed

There are only two weeks remaining in the countdown to the extreme metal gathering - Obscene Extreme Fest!

On July 3rd, Obscene Extreme kicks off at Trutnov Battlefield, Czech Republic, with the "Freak Festival" from 2pm and will include the annual and one of a kind Olymfreak Games. At 9PM the live events begins with the festival's "Doom Fest" headlined by Hooded Menace.

From Thursday the 4th to Saturday the 6th, the tempo turns up significantly and will see bands such as Napalm Death, Cryptopsy, Exhumed, Krisiun, Grave, Aborted and Anaal Nathrakh take to the stage.

Tickets can be purchased here and the running order is available below.

Wednesday 3rd July 2013
14.00 - ????? FREAK FESTIVAL
21.00 - 21.45 EVOKEN
22.00 - 23.00 ESOTERIC
23.15 - 00.15 HOODED MENACE

Thursday 4th July 2013
14.00 - 14.20 SMASHING DUMPLINGS
14.30 - 14.50 APE UNIT
15.00 - 15.20 MORKHIMMEL
15.30 - 15.55 GRAVEYARD
16.05 - 16.30 PERFECITIZEN
16.40 - 17.05 ANTIGAMA
17.15 - 17.40 CHAPEL OF DISEASE
17.50 - 18.20 USURPRESS
18.30 - 19.00 FUCK THE FACTS
19.10 - 19.40 FLESHLESS
19.50 - 20.20 AHUMADO GRANUJO
20.30 - 21.00 DESECRATION
21.10 - 21.50 MALIGNANT TUMOUR
22.00 - 22.50 NEGATIVE APPROACH
23.00 - 00.00 CRYPTOPSY
00.15 - 01.00 HELL SHOW
01.00 - Till Exhaustion… Karaoké Müstach Bar - Beer Tents More...

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Obscene Extreme Comments On World Tour

This year marks 15 years of Obscene Extreme and to celebrate the occasion the organizers of the festival decided to go all out in extreme style by hosting an additional three festivals in three additional continents.

Over the last few months Obscene Extreme has appeared in Mexico City - Mexico, Jakarta - Indonesia, and Melbourne - Australia. There has been much success but also some failures and after some time at home to reflect on the adventure the man behind the whole idea, Curby, has spoken about the experience on the run up to the final Obscene Extreme Festival in Czech Republic this July:

"Hello freaks!!! This is Curby/obscene... I believe that you our loyal OEF fans have followed us on our tour so you probably know what happened but for those who haven't I would like to sum up our first ever OEF World tour. When I was pondering over our plans for the World tour I was really full of enthusiasm (and actually I still am). I hoped for something new but our first world volume was a really tough game, not only financially but also emotionally. It's very difficult to understand how big differences are between Europe, Mexico and Indonesia... I knew it would be different, but so much? What can you do if you pay everything in advance as in Mexico and people don't work at all? Not much... when you read my statements for every continent, you`ll understand me... More...

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70,000 Tons Of Metal Video Interviews Available

Drugmetal.ru has posted a five part video series online featuring interviews from the 2013 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise.

Check out the playlist below, which features members of In Flames, Lacuna Coil, Nile, Doro, 3 Inches Of Blood, Tiamat, and Anaal Nathrakh.

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Anaal Nathrakh Stage Diving Footage Available

Fan-filmed footage has been posted online of stage diving at the Anaal Nathrakh live show in Moscow, Russia on March 23rd, 2013. Check out the clip below.

The band released latest album "Vanitas" last year, and interview footage was also recently posted online from the band's time on the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise. Watch the interview footage right here.

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Anaal Nathrakh Video Interview Available

Drugmetal.ru conducted an interview with Anaal Nathrakh, which took place on the 2013 edition of the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise. Check out the video clip below. Anaal Nathrakh released latest album "Vanitas" last year via Candlelight Records.

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70000 Tons Of Metal Posts Final Lineup

The annual 70000 Tons of Metal cruise posted the final lineup of bands for the upcoming event, which kicks off Monday, January 28, 2013 at the Port of Miami in Florida. On Friday, the final six bands were revealed to be: Nightmare, Threat Signal, Anaal Nathrakh, ETECC, Steel Engraved and Fatal Smile.

The complete lineup is as follows:

3 Inches of Blood
Anaal Nathrakh
Anacrusis
Angra (w/Fabio Lione on vocals)
Arkona
Delain
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Doro
Dragonforce
Ektomorf
Ensiferum
ETECC
Evergrey
Fatal Smile
Flotsam & Jetsam
Gotthard
Heidevolk
Helloween
Helstar
Holy Grail
Immolation
In Flames
Inquisition
Kreator
Lacuna Coil
Lizzy Borden
Metal Church More...

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Anaal Nathrakh Streams New Song Online

Today, Decibel Magazine offers up the ear-laceration that is “Todos Somos Humanos” from Birmingham blackened grindcore miscreants, Anaal Nathrakh. The tune comes from the band’s forthcoming "Vanitas" full-length, scheduled for North American release through Candlelight Records on November 6th.

Listen to the track right here. You can also hear the previously posted "Of Fire, And Fucking Pigs" in the player below.

The track listing for "Vanitas" is as follows:

1. The Blood-Dimmed Tide
2. Forging Towards the Sunset
3. To Spite the Face
4. Todos Somos Humanos
5. In Coelo Quies, Tout Finis Ici Bas
6. You Can’t Save Me, So Stop Fucking Trying
7. Make Glorious The Embrace of Saturn
8. Feeding the Beast
9. Of Fire, And Fucking Pigs
10. A Metaphor for the Dead More...

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