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Anaal Nathrakh

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

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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 Begins Work On New Album

British extreme metal outfit Anaal Nathrakh has announced that they have begun work on their next studio album, the follow up to last year's effort, "In The Constellation Of The Black Widow." The new album will likely be released through Candlelight Records, who released the band's last album. Stay tuned for further details.

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Watch Anaal Nathrakh Perform Live Online

Fan-filmed video footage of ANAAL NATHRAKH performing the song "In the Constellation of the Black Widow" on February 5, 2010 at Rio's in Leeds, United Kingdom can be viewed below (courtesy of Dave Ingham a.k.a. YouTube user "triptykon").

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Marduk Announces U.K. Tour

Swedish black metal outfit Marduk has announced that they will be heading to the United Kingdom next year for a headlining tour. The trek will kick off in January and will also feature support from Anaal Nathrakh, Artisian and Zebadiah Crowe.

The tour dates are as follows:

January 28 London Camden Underworld
January 29 Birmingham Asylum
January 30 Reading Sub 89
January 31 Cardiff Venue
February 2 Dublin Whelan's
February 3 Belfast Limelight
February 4 Glasgow Classic Grand
February 5 Leeds Rio's
February 6 Leicester Retribution
February 7 Manchester Metro Live

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Anaal Nathrakh To Support Testament In London

UK metal band, Anaal Nathrakh, has announced that they will support Testament in London for a one off show. The show is on July 24 at Shepards Bush Empire.

Anaal Nathrakh will release their new album,"In The Constellation Of The Black Widow," on July 28th through Candlelight Records.

The track listing for "In The Constellation Of The Black Widow" is as follows:

1. In The Constellation Of The Black Widow
2. I Am The Wrath Of Gods And The Desolation Of The Earth Music
3. More Of Fire Than Blood
4. The Unbearable Filth Of The Soul
5. Terror In The Mind Of God
6. So Be It
7. The Lucifer Effect
8. Oil Upon The Sores Of Lepers
9. Satanarchrist
10. Blood Eagles Carved On The Backs Of Innocents

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Zeitgeist Memento To Guest On Anaal Nathrakh Album

Zeitgeist Memento from the Mexican extreme metal band REPVBLIKA will appear on the new Anaal Nathrakh album on the track "Oil Upon The Sores Of Lepers."

Repvblika's debut album is out now and available through FETO Records. You can check out some of Repvblika's music on their MySpace page.

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Complete Line Up Announced For Summer Breeze 2009

The Summer Breeze Festival 2009 will take place in Dinkelsbühl, Germany from August 13 - 15. The final bands confirmed for the festival are WALLS OF JERICHO, CARNIFEX, ANAAL NATHRAKH, CYNIC, THE RED CHORD and BENIGHTED.

The entire list of confirmed bands is as follows: More...

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Anaal Nathrakh Posts New Album E-Card Online

Anaal Nathrakh has posted an e-card online for their upcoming album "In The Constellation Of The Black Widow." The e-card can be heard here. "In The Constellation Of The Black Widow" is due out on June 29th through Candlelight Records.

The track listing for the album is as follows:

1. In The Constellation Of The Black Widow
2. I Am The Wrath Of Gods And The Desolation Of The Earth Music
3. More Of Fire Than Blood
4. The Unbearable Filth Of The Soul
5. Terror In The Mind Of God
6. So Be It
7. The Lucifer Effect
8. Oil Upon The Sores Of Lepers
9. Satanarchrist
10. Blood Eagles Carved On The Backs Of Innocents

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Anaal Nathrakh Streaming Two New Songs Online

Anaal Nathrakh has announced that their upcoming album "In The Constellation Of The Black Widow" will be released on June 29th through Candlelight Records. The band is currently streaming the two tracks "More Of Fire Than Blood" and "The Lucifer Effect" online. The songs can be heard on the band's MySpace page.

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Anaal Nathrakh Announces New Album Release Date

Anaal Nathrakh have announced that their upcoming album "In The Constellation of the Black Widow" will be released via Candlelight Records on June 29th. A limited edition vinyl will also be released be FETO Records the same month and a digital single entitled "More of Fire Than Blood" will be released via iTunes on June 6th.

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Anaal Nathrakh Cancels Canadian Tour Dates

ANAAL NATHRAKH have posted the following update:

“Owing to circumstances not related to the band themselves and entirely outside of the band’s control, ANAAL NATHRAKH have been forced to pull out of their imminent Canadian shows at the 11th hour.

To reiterate – this was not down to the band themselves, and if there was anything that could have been done, believe us we’d have done it. Confirmation of this twist of fate’s dagger only came through 5 hours before we were due to go to the airport.

There is no reason why this should affect any other planned dates – ONLY THOSE IN CANADA. And rest assured, plans will be put in place for alternative Canadian shows as soon as possible.

We offer our sincerest regrets to anyone who was intending to be at the shows, which at the time of writing will be going ahead with the support bands playing at a reduced door price. We are royally pissed off about missing the shows, but sometimes events simply conspire against you. Which will make it all the sweeter when the time comes to make the trip to Canada and both band and fans are able to raise a middle finger to fate and grind its corpse under their heels.”

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Anaal Nathrakh Announces More Tour Dates

ANAAL NATHRAKH have lined up the following North American tour dates for next month:

May 17 - Toronto, ON @ The Kathedral
May 18 - Kitchener, ON @ The Gig Theater w/ Cryptopsy
May 20 - Ottawa, ON @ Cafe Dekcuf
May 22 - Montreal, QC @ The Plaza Theater
May 24 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (Maryland Deathfest)
May 28 - Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory

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Nefastus Dies Announces Debut Album Release Date

Candlelight Records confirms June 10 as the US release date for "Urban Cancer," the debut album from Canada’s NEFASTUS DIES. Featuring former Ion Dissonance vocalist Ill-Fate, the album was produced by Yannick St-Amand (Despised Icon).

The track listing for Urban Cancer includes: "Fragments of Poisoned Components," "Primal Chaos Layers," "Hate Vector," "The Irony of Anti-establishment," "Ideologies," "None of the Above," "Spawns of Illegitemacy," and "Cost-effective Mergers."

The band also recently confirmed performances with Anaal Nathrakh on the following dates:

May 17 – The Kathedral, Toronto ON
May 18 – Gig Theater, Kitchener ON
May 20 – Café Dekcuf, Ottawa ON
May 22 – Plaza Theater, Montreal QC

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Mistress Call It A Day

Sludge-grind UK outfit MISTRESS and rock quintet EXPLODER have both decided to call it a day. The overlapping personnel involved in the two bands has been making music together in various forms for a number of years. Multi-instrumentalist Mick Kenney's side project FROST is also to be no more. Each of these projects has been successful in their own right; MISTRESS having produced four unique albums, appeared on BBC's "Never Mind The Buzzcocks" and toured with then-labelmates MUNICIPAL WASTE; FROST's LPs being described as "the albums MAYHEM should have made" by Kerrang! magazine and EXPLODER opening Bloodstock 2007 alongside former AC/DC drummer Chris Slade.

The clear-out will leave Kenney and MISTRESS vocalist Dave more free to concentrate on ANAAL NATHRAKH — who will be performing at the first ever Feto Obliteration Fest (London, UK), as well as at the Maryland Deathfest (USA) in May, and at Hellfest (France) in June. Guitarist Misery will be continue to play bass in the live line up of ANAAL NATHRAKH, and will also be working on a new yet-to-be named project. Mick also has a brand new band in the pipeline and claims it contains all elements of everything he has done in the past and more. Guitarist Drunk is currently rumored to be working with post-punk "forbidden lovers of the first whore" BEE STUNG LIPS. MISTRESS bassist/EXPLODER singer Dirty Von Donovan is as yet biding his time and oiling his biceps. Dave is also scheduled to be recording a new album with death metal veterans BENEDICTION very soon, with Mick lined up to produce.

The bands leave behind them a rich legacy of abject misery, self abuse, bleak obsession with evil and fist-in-the-air, pelvic rock.

Feto Obliteration Fest will take place on May 2 at the London Underworld, featuring ANAAL NATHRAKH, RAMESSES, THEOKTONY and DEADWEIGHT.

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Nuclear Assault Added To Maryland Death Fest

NUCLEAR ASSAULT are the latest act confirmed for the 2008 edition of the Maryland Deathfest will take place May 23rd - 25th at the Sonar in Baltimore, MD.


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More Bands Confirmed For Hellfest

According to VSWebzine.com, CARCASS, MESHUGGAH, MINISTRY, AT THE GATES, FORBIDDEN and TESTAMENT are among the confirmed bands for next year's Hellfest festival, set to take place June 20-22, 2008 in Clisson, France. More than 60 bands will perform on 2 stages. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):


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Anaal Nathrakh Post Another New Song Online

You can check out a new song from ANAAL NATHRAKH entitled “Screaming of the Unborn” online here. The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming new album, Hell Is Empty And All The Devils Are Here, which is set to be released on October 29th via Feto Records.

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Anaal Nathrakh Set To Release New Album

The forthcoming Anaal Nathrakh album, entitled "Hell Is Empty, And All The Devils Are Here," is due to be released through FETO Records on October 29th 2007. Their fourth studio album promises to be a rabid whirlwind of schizophrenic malice, wide-eyed terror, and venom that is as encyclopaedic in its genre defying convulsions as it is downright vile.

Having featured several notable guest appearances through their recording career, Anaal Nathrakh are this time aided and abetted in their chaos by Josama Bin Horvath of American ultra-grind band Circle Of Dead Children, and are reunited with slave to the grind Shane Embury of Napalm Death.

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Anaal Nathrakh Working On New Material

British extreme metallers ANAAL NATHRAKH have issued the following update:

"Mick Kenney is being a maniac in the pit of Necrodeath studios working on new material for the next ANAAL NATHRAKH album which will be released on Feto Records towards the end of the year. V.i.t.r.i.o.l. is working on themes and lyric ideas also and are going to start recording as soon as the tracks are complete and 100% non-stop total savagery.

"These songs are gonna blow everything weve ever done in the past and will make you want to actually smash your own face in. TOTAL FUCKIN' EXTREME HOLOCAUST IN YOUR HEAD FACE RIP TYPHOON AVALANCHE TIDAL WAVE NECRO THRASHIN' FACE FUCKIN' BRUTALITY."

ANAAL NATHRAKH's third full-length album, "Eschaton", was released in October via Season of Mist. The CD includes guest appearances by Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH) and Attila Csihar (MAYHEM).

ANAAL NATHRAKH had their "The Codex Necro" and "When Fire Rains Down From The Sky, Mankind Will Reap As It Has Sown" albums re-released last year with a load of bonus material. "The Codex Necro" has "bonus tracks comprising the Peel session recorded for the late John Peel's legendary radio show at the BBC studios at the great man's personal request," the band said.

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Anaal Nathrakh Announce Upcoming Tour Dates

ANAAL NATHRAKH have announced the following upcoming tour dates:

April 7 - Oslo, NOR @ Inferno Festival
April 8 - Antwerp, BEL @ No Mercy
April 9 - Tilburg, NET @ No Mercy
April 20 - Birmingham, UK @ Barfly
April 21 - London, UK @ Purple Turtle (Infernal Damnation Fest IV)

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Nick Barker Is Still A Member Of Benediction

Long-running British metallers BENEDICTION have released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET:

"A lot of questions have been asked about [the status of BENEDICTION drummer] Nick Barker [formerly of DIMMU BORGIR and CRADLE OF FILTH]. Yes, he is still BENEDICTION's drummer, and yes, he is helping TESTAMENT out on drums on their tour and album. This was discussed between us and it is no problem to either band. Put yourself in Nick's shoes — one of your favorite bands of all time asks you to use your drumming skills on their tour and write on their new album; it is a chance of a lifetime! It was talked about on both sides and Nick had our full blessing on this. On some of the festivals in Europe this year he will be playing sets for both bands on the same day! If you know Nick, then you will know that there is no problem with stamina! How many bands do various members of NAPALM [DEATH] play with on top of their own NAPALM DEATH thing? Frank Healy and Dave Hunt from BENEDICTION also play and record with other bands (ANAAL NATHRAKH, MISTRESS, CEREBRAL FIX). The loyalty within the band is also strong so we have no problems about these things happening. Nick could have left BENEDICTION if he wanted. We said we would understand if he wanted to join one the most legendary outfits in the world. He wanted to stay as a part of BENEDICTION. That speaks volumes. BENEDICTION is a unit, not a single person. Our live shows this year will let the music do the talking for us."

BENEDICTION's new album, "Killing Music", will be released later in the year via Nuclear Blast Records, with whom the band recently re-signed. The CD will mark the recording debut with the group of drummer Barker, who was most recently a member of BRUJERIA and who played with ex-FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares in the short-lived DRIVEN BY SUFFERING (working name).

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