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Below is our complete Ereb Altor 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.
Ereb Altor, which released the "Gastrike" album last year (reviewed here), has checked in with the following announcement about inking a deal with Cyclone Empire:
"We are proud to announce that we have signed a record deal with Cyclone Empire. We were searching for a label with lots of dedication and a great heart and we think may have found that in Cyclone Empire. Ereb Altor will not follow any fucking trends, we will create only pure music directly from the heart and Cyclone will help us to release quality products. The norse Gods have guided us to our new family within the Empire and we sure have a good feeling about it."
The label also comments: "Hailing from Gefle (Gävle), the eldest town in Norrland, Ereb Altor are the newest members of the Cyclone Empire hordes. As Ereb Altor are a already a well known force in the metallic underground scene, most metalheads should already be aware of their breathtaking hymns full of power and might somewhere between viking, doom and black metal always in praise of Swedish godfather Thomas Börje Forsberg (better known as Quorthon) and his musical heritage.
"After already three fantastic albums the three warriors Mats, Ragnar and Tord are now laying final hands on their fourth masterpiece, Fire Meets Ice. Be prepared for a release in the coming months."
Agonia Records has issued the following announcement about Forgotten Tomb lining up a new tour for April/May:
"Rock influenced black/doom metal masters Forgotten Tomb are due to kick off a headlining European tour on the 24th of April (Wednesday) at United Club in Torino (Italy). The tour will play in cities across Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain, Portugal, UK, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Austria.
"During the event Forgotten Tomb will celebrate a significant occasion as well as promote its latest album; an album that according to Pitchfork finally 'hit their groove' - 'And Don't Deliver Us From Evil' (out October 2012 on Agonia).The celebration in turn is connected with the 10 years anniversary of 'Springtime Depression' - selected shows will feature a special set, on which this particular record will be performed in its entirety. 'Springtime Depression' has been lately reissued and remastered on Digipack and Vinyl on Agonia Records. The premiere track off 'And Don't Deliver Us From Evil' album can be streamed at this location."
Forgotten Tomb will be supported by Swedish doomsters Isole and epic metallers Ereb Altor. Dates are below. Promoters interested in booking one of the remaining shows should get in touch with email@example.com. More...
The overall realm of metal is an incredibly expansive and diverse place, with many different styles and sub-genres all vying for your attention. To help our readers navigate the metallic landscape we unearth three underground or unsigned metal bands every Monday that deserve to be heard.
Awhile back we covered bands that combine different genres or simply ignore genre trends, and on a similar note this week we’re uncovering three bands that drastically changed either sound or lyrical theme from the early works to their modern releases. There are plenty of more well-known (in the extreme metal community anyway) acts that have gone through such a transformation: Samael’s change from black metal to electronica, Katatonia’s move from harsh growls to a cleaner rock sound, Amorphis switching gears with “Am Universum,” Ulver changing things up on pretty much every album, and so on. Instead of rehashing those bigger names that everyone knows about, instead we’ll cover three lesser known acts that have essentially become different bands over time.
Ereb Altor’s underground days are very quickly waning, with the band now releasing new album “Gastrike” through Napalm Records, but there was a time not long ago when nobody knew about Ereb Altor, and it is a side project of an already unknown band, so we’re going to slip this one in here.
The Swedish duo’s debut album “By Honour” (reviewed here) definitely wanted its audience to take the scenic route and enjoy the ride, with slow moving, Viking-style doom metal that took some clear cues from Bathory. Things started to change a bit and the songs become shorter on the follow-up release “The End,” which as the title suggests, was intended to be the demise of the project. Ereb Altor just wouldn’t die however, and now with third album “Gastrike” (review coming soon) the band has radically shifted gears into mid-paced black metal, with only a few underlying doom and Viking metal moments.
To hear the change, check the title track “By Honour” below, and then listen to either of the two songs from “Gastrike.” With the exception of the atmospheric intros, we’re dealing with two completely different genres between these songs.
Sweden's Ereb Altor has announced the release of an upcoming album titled "Gastrike," which is set to drop on June 29th, 2012. A teaser trailer for the release has been posted online and can be viewed below. The "Gastrike" track listing is as follows:
1. The Gathering of Witches
2. Dance of Darkness
4. Boatmans Call
5. The Mistress of Wisdom
6. I Djupet Så Svart
Sweden's Ereb Altor has announced that both of the band's full-length albums will soon see a vinyl release on No Remorse Records. No specific date for the vinyl albums "By Honour" and "The End" has been announced yet. Additional details on these reissued vinyl albums will be announced as they are made available. In the mean time, you can also check out Ereb Altor songs via the band's MySpace page.
Swedish metallers Ereb Altor have posted a video clip online of their performance of the Bathory cover "Home of Once Brave." The video clip, which can be viewed below, was recorded at the Dutch Doom Days 2009 festival.