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Lightning Swords of Death

Formed: 2003
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Lightning Swords of Death News

Below is our complete Lightning Swords of Death 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.

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Vreid Gearing Up For North American Tour

In just a little over a week, Norwegian black ‘n’ roll legion Vreid will take the band's sonic mayhem to North America alongside headliners Melechesh.

Set to commence June 16th in Los Angeles, California, the roadside assault includes over two weeks of live devastation. Additional support will come from Lightning Swords Of Death and Reign Of Lies. Comments Vreid bassist Hváll of the upcoming journey:

"We are thrilled to return to the Wild West; it will be a blast! We have had some great shows over there before, and can’t wait to return. We have our best album freshly released, and are ready to unleash these new songs plus old warrior themes for you. Unfortunately our rock solid drummer Steingrim has to sit out this tour due to work-related issues. He will surely be missed, but we have been aware of this for a while and have the perfect replacement for him. Tomas Myklebust will join us for this tour. Myklebust is a maestro drummer who did the UK tour with us last year when we toured with Paradise Lost. He did a splendid job then, and has worked his ass off rehearsing the new material. Hope to see you on the road."

Vreid will be touring in support of the "Welcome Farewell" full-length (reviewed here), released in North American via Indie Recordings on March 5th, 2013. More...

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Vreid To Tour With Melechesh

Norwegian black ‘n’ roll legion Vreid will take their to the streets this June on a North American tour alongside headliners Melechesh.

Set to commence June 16th in Los Angeles, California, the long-awaited trek includes over two weeks of live assaults and will come to a close in New York City on June 30th. Additional support will come from Lightning Swords Of Death and Reign Of Lies.

Vreid will be touring in support of the "Welcome Farewell" full-length (reviewed here), released in North American via Indie Recordings on March 5th, 2013. Catch the band live:

6/16/2013 The Joint – Los Angeles, CA
6/17/2013 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
6/18/2013 Hawthorne – Portland, OR
6/19/2013 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
6/20/2013 TBA – Vancouver, BC
6/21/2013 Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB
6/22/2013 The Exchange – Regina, SK
6/23/2013 TBA – Winnipeg, MB
6/24/2013 Station 4 - St. Paul, MN
6/25/2013 Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL
6/27/2013 Wreck Room – Toronto, ON
6/28/2013 Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
6/29/2013 Railroad Tavern - Keene, NH
6/30/2013 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY More...

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Lightning Swords Of Death Releases New Music Video

Occult black metal band Lightning Swords Of Death recently completed a bleak, new video for the title track from "Baphometic Chaosium." This is the band's first ever music video and was directed by co-founder and lead vocalist, Autarch (aka the metal illustrator, Farron Loathing).

The project, which also marks Autarch's directorial debut, is the result of a partnership between Farron Loathing and Mortichrome Films. It is described by its creator as "a psycho-dramatic interpretation of the Mass of Chaos and the invocation of Baphomet as performed by a collective of ritual performance artists."

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Lightning Swords Of Death Streaming New Track

Occult black metal band Lightning Swords of Death has partnered with InvisibleOranges.com for the release of a brand new song off the group's upcoming album, "Baphometic Chaosium." The track "R'lyeh Wuurm" is available for streaming on now at Invisible Oranges here.

Additionally, Lightning Swords of Death recently completed a music video for the song. When reached for comment, vocalist Autarch simply responded: "R'lyeh Wuurm will instruct you in a method for creating a simple, yet useful servitor." The video premiere date is to be announced soon.

The band also previously released the title-track from "Baphometic Chaosium," which can be heard right here. The track listing is as follows:

01. Baphometic Chaosium
02. Acid Gate
03. Psychic Waters
04. Cloven Shields
05. Chained to Decay
06. R'Lyeh Wuurm
07. Epicyclarium
08. Oaken Chrysalis More...

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Lightning Swords Of Death Reveals Third Album Info

California black metallers Lightning Swords of Death have announced new album "Baphometic Chaosium" is due out this coming January 22nd, 2013. Pre-orders for the band's third album and follow-up to "The Extra Dimensional Wound" (reviewed here) are available at this location and the title track can be heard in the player below. The track listing is as follows:

01. Baphometic Chaosium
02. Acid Gate
03. Psychic Waters
04. Cloven Shields
05. Chained to Decay
06. R'Lyeh Wuurm
07. Epicyclarium
08. Oaken Chrysalis

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Lightning Swords Of Death Recording New Album

California black metal act Lightning Swords of Death has checked in with the following announcement about recording a new full-length album:

"It has begun. Today marks the first day of recording our 3rd full length. Our excitement for the new material cannot easily be expressed without divulging the record title and we are going to keep that a little close to our chest for a few more days.

"Know this than, nothing can prepare you for what we do next. Today is on Mr. Vega's blasphemy hammers, go forth and KILL. AVE KAOS."

The new album will be the follow-up to the band's previous release "The Extra Dimensional Wound" (reviewed here). For more details on Lightning Swords of Death, head over to the band's Facebook profile.

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Lightning Swords of Death To Play Free Show

LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH is playing a FREE show this Saturday at the Roxy in West Hollywood with MIDNIGHT and SAVIOURS, RSVP here to gain entry. Here are the full show details:

Church of the 8th Day + Scion present:
Saturday, May 14th, 2011
The Scion Metal Matinee ft.
MIDNIGHT
SAVIOURS
LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH
@ The Roxy Theater
9009 W Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA
All Ages - 4:00-7:00PM - FREE with RSVP

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Lightning Swords Of Death Announces New Shows

California black metal legion Lighting Swords of Death will be joining the upcoming 7 Days Of Plague Tour, a West Coast tour that celebrates paint-huffing and paint-peeling volume. On the tour will be Midnight, Saviours, Lighting Swords of Death, and Archons. Commented Lighting Swords of Death vocalist Autarch of the short but imminent journey: "Seven days of hellfire, anarchy and fucking Armageddon. If you miss this, kill yourself!"

The dates are as follows:

5/13/2011 O’Connell’s - San Diego, CA w/ the Strikers
5/14/2011 The Roxy - Hollywood, CA (No Archons)
5/15/2011 Eli's Mile High Club - Oakland, CA
5/16/2011 Elbo Room - San Francisco, CA
5/17/2011 Jambalaya - Arcata, CA
5/18/2011 Plan B - Portland, OR
5/19/2011 Highline - Seattle, WA w/ Black Queen

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Lightning Swords Of Death Comments On Tour

Los Angeles black metal collective Lightning Swords of Death, who were slated to kick off a month-long U.S. tour supporting death metal legends Master last week, were forced to head back home when the headliners were prevented from entering the country.

Commented vocalist Autarch of the unfortunate tour cancellation: "Know this: Lightning Swords of Death was thoroughly prepared for this tour only to be thwarted by circumstances beyond our control. I assure you all, we shall return with a vengeance in the near future.

"Already the black teet of kaos have begun to drip strange opportunity upon the ashes of this Master disaster. I shall reveal more details as they materialize."

The band's second album "The Extra Dimensional Wound," was released via Metal Blade Records last year on vinyl in December via Canonical Hours Records and is available as a deluxe gatefold LP featuring two 200-gram discs with a 12-page booklet and expanded artwork in a limited edition of 500 copies.

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Master Cancels U.S. Tour

Death metal act Master, which was scheduled to kick off a U.S. tour this week with support from Lightning Swords of Death and Mobile Deathcamp, was denied entry into the country and forced to return to the Czech Republic.

Master main man Paul Speckmann issued the following statement:

"We arrived Tuesday morning in Holland and after intense questioning we proceeded to the eye and body scan machine. Along with the other passengers, we proceeded to the plane. We arrived in Detroit and went to passport control. I waited for about two hours for any word on the guys. The police came to explain that the visa waiver program didn’t apply to musicians. So they sent me to customs and proceeded to tear apart everything and sent me on my way. I waited for six hours to get on another airplane and return to Europe.

"Thankfully the lady at the Delta checkout counter was very helpful and confirmed that the guys would be on the next plane in the evening and I could return with them. The guys were escorted to the plane by four police officers and returned their passports when we arrived in Amsterdam. Since when are musicians and terrorists in the same category? Again I apologize to all the bands, organizers and fans of course. I guess the CD cover of the Human Machine CD has become a reality!”

Additional information on rescheduled dates and whether the supporting bands will be continuing the tour will be announced as details become available.

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Lightning Swords Of Death Comments On U.S. Tour

As was previously announced, Lighting Swords of Death will be joining Master on an upcoming U.S. tour. The band will join Master's tour on March 4th in Brooklyn, New York and march through 30 cities throughout the country before winding down on April 3rd in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The band will be joined by Ohio thrashers Mobile Deathcamp on select dates.

Commented vocalist Autarch of the journey: "This is a pilgrimage reaching many places in our own country we have yet to poison with our gospel. We shall bring them the great gnosis of kaos, death and ecstasy. We will teach them to strangle the mundane with intestines of the apathetic."

The currently announced dates are as follows:

3/04/2011 Europa - Brooklyn, NY w/ Strong Intention
3/05/2011 Diablo - Buffalo, NY w/ Strong Intention
3/05/2011 Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY (late show) w/ Strong Intention
3/06/2011 Popeye's - Peekskill, NY w/ Strong Intention
w/ Master, Mobile Deathcamp
3/07/2011 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH
3/08/2011 The Summit - Columbus, OH
3/09/2011 Macs - Lansing, MI
3/10/2011 Vollrath Tavern - Indianapolis, IN
3/11/2011 Reggie's - Chicago, IL
3/12/2011 Fubar - St Louis, MO
w/ Master
3/13/2011 The Bourbon Theater - Lincoln, NE
3/14/2011 The Marquis - Denver, CO
3/15/2011 Club Vegas - Ogden, UT
3/16/2011 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
3/17/2011 Branx - Portland, OR
3/18/2011 Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CA
3/19/2011 The Metaphor - Escondido, CA
3/20/2011 The Blvd. - Hollywood, CA
3/21/2011 Ub's - Mesa, AZ
3/22/2011 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
3/23/2011 Emo's - Austin, TX
w/ Master/ Mobile Deathcamp
3/24/2011 The Rail Club - Ft Worth, TX
3/25/2011 007 Rock Bar - San Antonio, TX
3/26/2011 Walter's - Houston, TX
3/27/2011 Rouge - Fayetteville, AR
3/28/2011 The Muse - Nashville, TN
3/29/2011 Hideaway - Johnson City, TN
3/30/2011 Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
3/31/2011 Tremont Music - Charlotte, NC
4/01/2011 Club 306 - Roanoke, VA
4/02/2011 Mojo 13 - Wilmington, DE
4/03/2011 31 Street Pub - Pittsburgh, PA

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Master Announces U.S. Headlining Tour

Death metal act Master has announced an upcoming 2011 U.S. headlining tour. Scheduled to take place next month, the debauchery will commence on March 1st in Fredrick, Maryland and run through over a month's worth of dates before coming to a close on April 3rd in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The band will be joined by Los Angeles black metal collective Lightning Swords Of Death and Ohio thrashers Mobile Deathcamp.

Said Master mainman Paul Speckmann of the trek: "Looking forward to bringing Master metal back to the USA and sharing a few new tracks from The Human Machine as well as playing the classics once again for you! Master guitarist Alex Nejezchleba and Peter Bajci from the Czech Republic will be joining me on the American trek. Master your own Destiny."

The upcoming Master dates are as follows:

Master Only
3/1/2011 Krug's - Frederick, MD w/ Strong Intention
3/2/2011 O'Brien's - Boston, MA
3/3/2011 Sonar - Baltimore, MD w/ Strong Intention

LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH Joins Tour
3/04/2011 Europa - Brooklyn, NY w/ Strong Intention
3/05/2011 Diablo - Buffalo, NY w/ Strong Intention
3/05/2011 Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY (late show) w/ Strong Intention
3/06/2011 Popeye's - Peekskill, NY w/ Strong Intention

MOBILE DEATHCAMP Joins Tour
3/07/2011 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH
3/08/2011 The Summit - Columbus, OH
3/09/2011 Macs - Lansing, MI
3/10/2011 Vollrath Tavern - Indianapolis, IN
3/11/2011 Reggie's - Chicago, IL
3/12/2011 Fubar - St Louis, MO More...

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Lightning Swords Of Death Announces New Tour

California's Lightning Swords of Death is currently preparing for an upcoming North American tour in support of Czech Republic-by-way-of-Chicago death metal act Master. The trek, which will include Ohio thrashers Mobile Deathcamp, is set to take place this month and run through approximately a month's worth of dates. Stay tuned for further details on specific dates. You can also check out an interview with the band at last year's Scion Rock festival below.

Scion Rock Fest 2010: Lightning Swords of Death Interview from Scion A/V on Vimeo.

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LSOD Album To Be Released On Vinyl

"The Extra Dimensional Wound," the second full-length album from California black metal legion Lightning Swords of Death, will see a vinyl release via Canonical Hours Records. The wax version will be released on December 15th as a deluxe gatefold LP featuring two 200-gram discs with a 12-page booklet and expanded artwork in a limited edition of 500 copies.

Commented the band in a collective statement: "If you enjoyed this release you MUST hear it on 200 gram vinyl as it was intended. We've also included a poster featuring new art."

"The Extra Dimensional Wound" was released earlier this year via Metal Blade Records. In conjunction with the vinyl release, the band will perform a pre-holiday one-off show with more dates to be announced in the coming weeks. The details are as follows:

12/17/2010 The Blvd - Los Angeles, CA

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Lightning Swords Of Death Streaming Song

Stereogum is currently streaming the song "Invoke The Desolate One," the third track off of the Lightning Swords of Death album "The Extra Dimensional Wound," which is released earlier this year. The second official studio offering (and first for Metal Blade Records) from the Southern California black metal horde was recorded in Corona, California at Trench Studios by guitarist Roska with John Haddad handling engineering duties, and was mixed and mastered by Sverker "Necro" Widgren at the legendary Necromorbus Studios in Stockholm Sweden. You can check out the song this location.

The band also has the following upcoming live show:

12/17/2010 The Blvd - Los Angeles, CA

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Rotting Christ to Play in North America

Greek black metal legends Rotting Christ are booked to play the first date of their upcoming spring tour in North America. The band will be playing in Chicago, Illinois on March 19th, two years after their previous tour of the North American continent.

Tour support will come form Lightning Swords of Death. No statement from the band or label has been made as of yet, not have other dates been announced as of this time although an official announcement is expected shortly.

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Woe Of Tyrants Cancels Final Shows Of Tour

Woe Of Tyrants has checked in with the following tour recap and announcement about canceling the remaining shows of the band's current tour:

"Hey everyone out there in comprutah land, last night we wrapped up the Driven to Conquer tour with Jungle Rot and Lightning Swords of Death. As with most tours there were definite ups and some tough downs but the overall feeling for everyone at the end was that it was a great experience with some incredible bands. Unfortunately, a couple of key shows fell through, and there were also some unexpected expenses (van repairs) that we had no way of predicting. This has led all of the bands to decide that it would be best to forego the last 3 shows of the tour and head home.

"We also had headlining shows booked to get us from the west coast back to Ohio, which we of course now cannot be a part of. We despise canceling these dates, and deeply apologize to those affected by the decision but it was ultimately out of our hands. We feel honored to have been a part of such a great package and look forward to making our way back out in the future.

"In the mean time, we're heading home for some much needed 'catch up on the bills' time and we figured that since we're finally going to be not touring for a little while then we can continue working on material for our next record. We'll be playing some regional shows in October with D.R.I, Early Man and Evile. Much love!" More...

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Valdur Reveals New Album Details

California black metal band VALDUR are about to release their new full-length album "Raven God Amongst Us." Featuring nine tracks, the self-financed/self-produced long player will be released via drummer Sxuperion's own Bloody Mountain Records.

Sxuperion comments on the new record, "The new full length is named after a song from our split with Lightning Swords Of Death that came out a couple of years ago. This all makes sense to us as it is another necessary piece of the dark and mysterious puzzle that is called 'Creation.' Once again, it is self-funded by the band and released on my own BloodyMountain Records, proof that we truly believe in what we are doing and how important it is at this time to delve deeper into the abyss that is VALDUR."

Raven God Amongst Us follows the band's limited two-song 7" released via SatansMight/CultoftheHorns and the three-way split with Killgasm and Shitestrom released via ChristHammer Records earlier this year. More...

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The Cool Tour 2010 Download Pack Released

The COOL TOUR download pack has been released. The package is full of merchandise and goodies, listed below. You can get it at the COOL TOUR Facebook page.

The download pack includes:

As I Lay Dying merch coupon for $3 off a purchase over $30 at asilaydyingstore.com
Underoath merch coupon for 15% off a purchase over $20 at underoathmerch.com
Cancer Bats MP3 "Sabotage"
Invisible Children Video
Atticus Coupon for 25% off anything in the Atticus Black Webstore
Alt Press Coupon for a 1 year digital subscription for only $5
The Acacia Strain: "Dr. Doom (live)," taken from their recently released 2DVD "The Most Known Unknown."

War Of Ages MP3 "Collapse"
Ding! Coupon for 20% off anything at dinglife.com
Facedown Records coupon for 10% off merch and music at facedownrecords.com
Blessthefall MP3 "To Hell And Back"
Fearless coupon for 10% off http://fearless.merchnow.com/
Free Fearless Records Summer 2010 sampler
2010 Cool Tour New Artist Sampler (provided by Metal Blade Records & Good Fight Records).

Here's the Cool Tour 2010 sampler tracklisting:

1. The Absence - "Enemy Unbound"
2. Aeon - "Kill Them All"
3. Allegaeon - "The God Particle"
4. Barn Burner - "Holy Smokes"
5. Bison b.c. - "Two-Day Booze"
6. Brain Drill - "Monumental Failure"
7. Charred Walls Of The Damned - "Ghost Town"
8. Dawn of Ashes - "Seething the Flesh in the River of Phlegethon"
9. Fatal Embrace - "Wake the Dead"
10. Fleshwrought - "Mental Illness"
11. Istapp - "Vinterrket"
12. Kings Of Asgaard - "Vamods Tale"
13. Lightning Swords Of Death - "Nihilistic Stench"
14. The Ocean - "Swallowed By The Earth"
15. Return To Earth - "Back Of My Hand"
16. Skyforger - "In The Underworld"
17. System Divide - "Vagaries of Perception"
18. Valkyrja - "Oceans to Dust"
19. Woe Of Tyrants - "Creatures of the Mire"
20. Cancer Bats - "Dead Wrong"
21. Son of Aurelius - "Mercy For Today"
22. I Am Abomination - "Since 1776"
23. This Or The Apocalypse - "Charmer"
24. Rosaline - "London Lost Its Fog"

UPDATE: There is some confusion about this whole thing and a redirect not working, but you can download the sampler directly from Amazon.com (U.S. only). More...

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Lightning Swords Of Death To Play CD Release Show

Lightning Swords of Death has announced a record release show for the band's new album "The Extra Dimensional Wound," which is being released via Metal Blade Records. The details of the show are as follows:

Lightning Swords of Death Record Release Party
Monday, May 24, 2010 at 9:00pm
Footsie's Bar 2640 N. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA

The cover artwork for the new album is also available for viewing at this location.

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