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Kvohst, vocalist of the British/Norwegian black metal act Code, has left the band. Code guitarist Aort has posted the following statement online, announcing the departure:
"With regret, I would like to announce that Kvohst has left Code in order to concentrate on his own music with Hexvessel and vocals with Dodheimsgard. I, of course, wish him all the best for the future and extend my thanks for 10 years of pleasurable and productive work together.
"This is not the end, but hopefully a shift in course to fresh destinations.
"I have been working with a great new musical lineup over the last half a year or so to really hone where the new album will be heading. I have been working on this new album for the last two years and we all believe very strongly in it's potential as a dynamic follow-up to 'Resplendent Grotesque'.
"How this will be realised vocally is not clear at the moment. There are many questions that remain unanswered... but there are irons in fires. The one certainty is that I am as determined as I have ever been and I will put the same unflinching soul and dedication into the future as I have with both of our albums to date. I also have new projects afoot which will up the ante in terms of brutality and darkness so please keep your eyes peeled for more information.
"Thanks, as ever, to all those who find a home within Code's musical endeavours… Your continued support is always massively appreciated."
UK black metal band Code has issued the following update:
"We have not been in hibernation, but merely stealing ourselves, plotting and concocting since we returned from our European tour last year. There have been many changes in the Code camp and we would like to bring some of them out into the open for the carrion to feed..."
"Our, so far untitled, 3rd album is slowly emerging from it's crysalis. It's a mutant creature that's evolving and forming of its own will, as we mold to it and bring it to life. We are currently working on some experimental vocal lines and arrangements, re-arrangements and re-arrangements. Kvohst and our wordsmith Andrew Nicol are threading the letters through the needles and so far Aort has composed 10 unrefined and deathly heavy, raw working tracks. As you may crave, this new album will be a continuation of pushing the boundaries of progression and developing the strange world of Code further off the map and into uncharted zones - there will be many things that will shock, bewilder and flabbergast and yet there are many notions that pull the sound into a more organic and raw state this time around." More...
Norwegian black metal band Code has issued the following update:
"We would like to welcome and introduce a new live drummer into our ranks who has been working with tireless discipline behind the scenes to prepare the raw backbone of our live shows on the forthcoming European tour. The cult has been injected with new blood and with more rehearsals than we have ever managed to have in the history of the band, we look forward to playing you songs from Nouveau Gloaming and Resplendent Grotesque in a way that you haven't heard them before – enhancing the spirit of Code."
"We hope you will join us in welcoming Vooren into the cult of the wayside pastors and on to the stage at your local show!"
UK progressive black metal band, Code, has issued the following update regarding the details of their upcoming European tour:
"In September and October this year we will be traveling across Europe spreading our otherworldly musings. Joining us will be Icelandic cowboys Solstafir and German occultists Secrets of the Moon. We will be operating a rotating headline policy so get there early to be sure to see us all. We will also be joined by Borknagar for the shows on the 24th, 25th and 26th [of] September." More...
Jordanian dark Oriental metal band BILOCATE is confirmed to perform in the upcoming DevilStone Open air Festival 2009 in Anykšciai, Lithuania which will take place on July 17th to 19th. This will be BILOCATE's first appearance in Europe alongside SEPULTURA, KEEP OF KALESSIN, CROCELL, SINISTER and many others.
The full line up of 20 bands confirmed is as follows:
SEPULTURA [Brazil, groovy thrash metal]
KEEP OF KALESSIN [Norway, modern black metal]
SINISTER [Netherlands, technical death metal]
CODE [England/Norway, nostalgic black metal]
TRAUMA [Poland, death metal]
ZAS [Lithuania, sociopolitical metal/rock]
BILOCATE [Jordan, atmospheric oriental death metal]
LEPROUS [Norway, challenging progressive metal]
AZARATH [Poland, straightforward death metal]
FRAILTY [Latvia, doom/death metal]
OBTEST [Lithuania, expressive pagan metal]
NAHASH [Lithuania, occult black metal]
THE PROWLERS [Italy, progressive power/heavy metal]
DIABOLICAL [Sweden, catchy death/thrash metal]
SAPLES [Lithuania, old school death metal]
CROCELL [Denmark, aggressive death/thrash metal]
STRANGER AEONS [Lithuania, progressive metal/rock]
HEAVEN GREY [Latvia, atmospheric doom/death metal]
LUCTUS [Lithuania, thrashing black metal]
+ Special Guest [TBA]
For more information on the festival, visit devilstone.net.
U.K. black metallers, Code, have uploaded the song "In The Privacy Of Your Own Bones" from their upcoming album, "Resplendent Grotesque," on their official MySpace page.
U.K. black metallers Code are currently streaming the song "The Rattle Of Black Teeth" from their upcoming album "Resplendent Grotesque" on their official MySpace page. The band had this to say about the new song:
"And in my deepest darkest dreams The rattle of black teeth is growing and growing In the heart of my brain...
"For one week only, another new track from the 'Resplendent Grotesque' album. Consume and comment......and come back next Wednesday for another taste of the grotesque...."
U.K. based black metal band Code has issued the following announcement about unveiling the artwork for their new album on their MySpace blog:
"We are proud to unveil an advance preview of the beautiful and decadent album cover artwork for Resplendent Grotesque. Created, painted and lovingly slaved over by the enigmatic, brilliant and cult artist Stephen Kasner.
"We are eternally grateful and blessed for his vivid and inspired portrayal of our music. As the man himself remarked, "I feel very successful in channeling the emotions and ideas, in my own way, as they were described to me. And of course, your music was more than enough to evoke the demons. They have made themselves clearly known in these works, I am certain."
"We hope you admire it as much as we do."