Fields Of The Nephilim
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Fields of the Nephilim has been elusive on the live scene during the last year with only a few exclusive appearances. The band has been spending the time creating, writing, and recording new material, and now Fields Of The Nephilim has checked in with the following update:
"Now is the time for me to let go and release some new Nephilim tracks which have been constrained to the studio for some time.
"Trying to concentrate the work and thoughts down to a simple single objective is always a difficult practice but that's the nature of the beast. Easy to find the beginning but always hard trying to reach the end.
"I'll always close the door behind me to begin but it then becomes hard to find my way out when spending so much time in the dark.
"We are finally at the stage of recording and compiling the most important elements created and gathered."
Further details will be forthcoming in the near future.
Fields of the Nephilim today confirms that the band will be performing a very special show on Halloween at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire. This celebration will be the group’s sole performance on U.K. soil this year, due to the just-announced cancellation of the Sonisphere Festival in Knebworth.
Frontman Carl McCoy says: “As with any unfortunate cancellation we were disappointed to hear that this year’s Sonisphere Festival in the UK has been called off as we were very much looking forward to performing there. However we are now pleased to confirm that we are returning to one of our favourite remaining London venues on October 31st."
Fields Of The Nephilim has unveiled the first track from the forthcoming "Ceromonies" project, which can be found in the player below. The band issued the following press release:
"‘Penetration’ is a dazzling assault on the senses; a ferocious blast of machine-gun strobes and billowing dry-ice that switches between vivid colours and intense monochromatic flashes, set to a precise, brutal and ritualistic soundtrack.
"A demonstration of their dark power which first featured on the ‘Zoon’ album, ‘Penetration’ is an example of the Nephilim at their most extreme, a track which welds the jackhammer rhythms and guttural roar of that album’s industrial vision to the chiming guitars and dramatic melodies for which they are most widely known.
"Whilst other tracks such as the elegaically beautiful epic ‘Wail Of Sumer / And There Will Your Heart Be Also’ from the ‘Elizium’ period demonstrate the softer, more atmospheric moments in their canon, and the likes of ‘Moonchild’, ‘Preacher Man’ and ‘Psychonaut’ represent some of the band’s biggest hits, ‘Penetration’ is a unexpected shot of adrenaline straight to the heart."
The "Ceremonies" live album and DVD is set for release on March 19th, 2012. More...
Behemoth frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski made his return to the live stage recently, performing a guest spot with Fields Of The Nephilim. This is the first time he has performed live since being diagnosed with leukemia and receiving a bone marrow transplant. A message from Darski reads as follows:
"I just came off stage…Katowice, Poland. It was my first performance after the transplant. I don't remember when the last time I was THAT nervous. First of all, I had to join one of my favorite bands ever, true legends, Fields Of The Nephilim…secondly, I'm still not 100% in shape so I didn't know how my body would react. I would risk saying I'm maybe 60% of what I used to be…but still progressing!
"Anyway, We did a song 'Penetration' together with Carl McCoy and Co. What a blast I have to tell you. I had a serious adrenaline rush and it was such a boost of energy I can't even describe. My mouth dried out after 30 seconds so I could hardly breathe but the energy wouldn't let me stop. I was carried away. The moment I saw the crowd, I felt this double bass pounding underneath my feet…I was in trance. I'm counting days 'til we come back with Behemoth full time. Five months to go…huh."
You can also find Behemoth's latest update about performing upcoming live shows at this location.
U.K. metallers Fields of the Nephilim have announced they will be performing two upcoming live shows in Warsaw, Poland. Tickets can be found at this location. The details are as follows:
1/22 2010 Progesja Warsaw
1/23 2010 Progesja Warsaw
Fields of the Nephilim have also announced they will be releasing a live DVD in the first quarter of 2010.
Fields of the Nephilim has posted a teaser trailer online for their live DVD which is set to be released next year. The trailer can be viewed at this location. Fields of the Nephilim also issued the following statement about the DVD:
"As we celebrate the feast of Samhain and enter the darker half of the year, we can announce that the audio visual soundscape of the Ceremonies concerts achieves its final rapture. The memory of the Ceremonies concerts, which saw Fields of the Nephilim explore new territories and reach new realms in the band’s evolution, has now been chronicled in the digital era and will be released in the first quarter of 2010.
"Under the banner of Sheer Faith Carl has worked to produce an honest portrayal of these magical moments, where the band & watchers play a vital role in the ongoing rituals. 'The importance of all this is to reflect these moments in the band’s history,' Carl said. 'The ceremonies that we called Ad Mortem, Ad Vitem, now becomes the future of our past.' More...
U.K. metallers Fields Of The Nephilim have issued the following update about appearing at the Hellfire Festival:
"Fields of the Nephilim are pleased to confirm that they will be headlining the final day of the Hellfire Festival which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham Nov 6th –8th. Confirmed as supporting them are My Dying Bride and Katatonia with more announcements expected soon.
"Organisers of the festival have stated that they are extremely excited to have Fields of the Nephilim at the top of the bill for what has become known as their ‘dark day’. Tickets for the event can be purchased here."