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2013 marked the tenth anniversary of Australian black metal band Pestilential Shadows and after a decade of darkness, Seance Records now unleashes the group's fifth full-length album, "Ephemeral," set for international release on October 31st. The label comments:
"Ephemeral retains Pestilential Shadows' signature poetic heaviness and melody but twists the dagger deeper into the soul. It is gritty and raw, driven by heart-wrenching emotion and fathomless despair. It quickens the blood with bitter poison and, like its namesake, reminds us that life is fleeting - merely a transitory state between birth, death, and nothingness. So, as surely as the scythe falls indiscriminately on young and old, rich and poor, know that death touches us all. We are Ephemeral."
2. Mill of Discord
4. Sorrow of Tongues
5. Hymn of Isolation & Suicide
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As was previously announced, the Black Mass Festival in Sydney was canceled after protests by a religious organization. Seance Records has now issued the following announcement about resurrecting the show as the Armageddon Festival:
"From the ashes of Black Mass festival Armageddon Festival rises like the phoenix to unite Australia’s black metal underground and as a testament to the rights of artists to freely express their full artistic views without censorship or opposition.
"Australia’s black metal & extreme metal forces join once more in the ultimate union of musical black metal art over two huge nights in Sydney. They make no excuses for their ideologies nor the creation of extreme noise but only stand obstinate in the face of those who would challenge their musical freedom.
"Friday night will begin the blackening of souls at The Bald Faced Stag Hotel. Pestilential Shadows burning with ire shall reunite for an exclusive live performance on the dawn of their fourth album soon to be unleashed! Another truly rare performance ensuing shall be that of Arkheth who have risen to new heights of Neo Classical, Symphonic Black Metal composition on their recent opus, ‘IX & I’. A true gem of the AUBM underground, Arkheth states that this shall be their last show for all eternity.
"Naetu from Perth join the libations with their dark misanthropy alongside Sydney’s Bleakwood, who featuring members of Ironwood will be making their live debut which is not to be missed! Friday Night celebrations will be closed by an exclusive & secret guest performance which shall only be revealed to those eyes who bear witness to what shall come. More...
Drowning the Light has announced its only Australian live show of 2011 will take place at Sydney's Armageddon Fest, which occurs on February 4th and 5th, 2011. The currently announced lineup for the festival is as follows:
February 4th -The Bald Faced Stag Hotel
February 5th - The Factory Theatre
Drowning the Light
Pulverized Records has issued the following statement about signing Pestilential Shadows:
"Australian Black Metallers PESTILENTIAL SHADOWS recently inked a worldwide deal for their latest opus 'In Memoriam, Ill Omen'.
"The already-completed and released third full-length effort features some of Aussie's most prominent musicans from Nazxul, Rift, Illium, etc.
"In a world filled with human-caused diseases and mindless genocides, it is no wonder why Hell Under's PESTILENTIAL SHADOWS chose the term 'Anti-Human Plague Black Metal' to represent their brand of devastation.
"Treading the exact same path with their third full-length release, 'In Memoriam, Ill Omen' offers a bleak journey of sorrow-drenched riffs and a sonic production that mirrors the early 90's Black Metal sound, courtesy of guitarist / singer Balam.
"Featuring present and past members from Naxzul, Rift, Illium, etc, 'In Memoriam, Ill Omen' is a timeless piece of darl art that transcends all forms of mournful resentment towards human nature!"