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Fresh off of the first wave of the "Desanctifying North America" 2014 tour in support of the band's third LP, "Clawing Into Black Sun," Wolvhammer will embark on the next subdivision of the trek at the end of this month, with West Coast devastation planned.
Having stormed the East Coast/Midwest U.S. with support from Mortals in recent weeks on the first installment of the tour, the "Desanctifying North America 2014 Part II" will run from November 30th through December 18th. See the band live with Black Cobra:
11/30/2014 Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN *
12/01/2014 Machinery Row - Great Falls, MT *
12/02/2014 The Hop - Spokane, WA *
12/03/2014 Rotture - Portland, OR
12/04/2014 Highline - Seattle, WA
12/05/2014 Wow Hall - Eugene, OR
12/06/2014 Press Club - Sacramento, CA
12/07/2014 Sweet Springs - Los Osos, CA
12/08/2014 Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA
12/10/2014 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
12/11/2014 Complex - Los Angeles, CA
12/12/2014 The Garage - Ventura, CA
12/13/2014 Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CA
12/15/2014 The Divebar - Las Vegas, NV *
12/17/2014 Lost Lake - Denver, CO *
12/18/2014 Replay - Lawrence, KS *
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Stereogum is now hosting a stream of Midwestern metal cult Wolvhammer's third monstrous full-length album, "Clawing Into Black Sun," as the album nears release in just one week via Profound Lore Records. You can hear the full album in the SoundCloud player below.
"Clawing Into Black Sun" will be in stores next Tuesday, July 8th and Profound Lore Records comments:
"Wolvhammer's amalgamation of black metal and death rock surges with self-infliction, abuse, regret, and debauchery, Uniting members of Shaidar Logoth, Abigail Williams, Chrome Waves, Doomsday and other acts. Recorded by Dan Jensen at Hideaway Studio in Minneapolis, the bruising eight songs obviously displaying how the band's songwriting and delivery skills have developed since previous releases." More...
Today, Noisey.Vice.com unloads the newest single hailing from Midwestern cult Wolvhammer's upcoming third LP, "Clawing Into Black Sun," set for release July 8th via Profound Lore.
With nearly seven minutes of sorrow, "The Desanctification" churns with anguished and pained harmonies that can be heard below.
The first track to be released from Wolvhammer's upcoming third LP, "Clawing Into Black Sun," is now playing online. Check out "Death Division" below, courtesy of a Decibel Magazine, well in advance of the album's impending July release date.
The seventh of the eight passages captured on "Clawing Into Black Sun," "Death Division" burns with the malicious, mid-paced drive and dread-inducing riffs Wolvhammer is ultimately reliable for.
Profound Lore will release "Clawing Into Black Sun" on Tuesday, July 8th, and this will be Wolvhammer's second full-length for the label. The outfit's amalgamation of black metal and death rock surges with self-infliction, abuse, and debauchery with nearly fifty minutes of brand new material recorded in March at Hideaway Studio in Minneapolis with Dan Jensen at the soundboard. More...
Midwestern metal cult Wolvhammer has put the final touches on a third studio full-length, and today unveils the album's details.
The core of Wolvhammer - vocalist Adam Clemans (Shaidar Logoth), guitarist Jeff Wilson (Abigail Williams, Chrome Waves, Doomsday, ex-Nachtmystium), and drummer Heath Rave (ex-Across Tundras) - infiltrated Hideaway Studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota in March, with Dan Jensen at the soundboard, pounding out eight new hymns for the nearly fifty-minute-long "Clawing Into Black Sun."
The album will see release through Profound Lore on Tuesday, July 8th. The cover art was handled by Stavros Giannopoulos (The Atlas Moth, Chrome Waves, Twilight) and a teaser trailer can be seen below. The track listing is as follows:
1. The Silver Key
2. Clawing Into Black Sun
3. Slaves To The Grime
4. The Desanctification
6. In Reverence
7. Death Division
8. A Light That Does Not Yield More...
Midwestern black/death act Wolvhammer is currently deep in the process of laying down the tracks that are to become the band's third LP.
Occupying Hideaway Studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Wolvhammer is currently tracking the follow-up to Profound Lore debut, "The Obsidian Plains," with Dan Jensen at the soundboard.
Stated guitarist Jeff Wilson today on the recording process, "Just waking up on what is day five of recording for LP #3... fortunately for myself not hungover today. We finished up all of the drums/auxiliary percussion last night, which means we'll be knocking out guitars and bass for the next three days or so. Wrapping it up on Wednesday and shipping it off to be mastered. This one is definitely going to come out of left field for some of those familiar with our other material. Be forewarned."
In addition to Wilson, Wolvhammer is comprised of drummer Heath Rave (ex-Across Tundras), bassist Joe Noel (ex-Samothrace, ex-Altar of Plagues, live) vocalist Adam Clemans (Shaidar Logoth) and guitarist Brendan Seven.
Upon its completion, details on the new album's official Summer release date and more will be unveiled in the coming weeks.
The Black Dahlia Murder will be embarking on a headlining tour across North American this Fall. Joining the run are Skeletonwitch, Fallujah, Noisem (10/24-11/19), and Wolvhammer (11/20-11/27).
The tour will begin on October 24th in Cleveland, OH and ends on November 27th in Flint, MI. The confirmed list of shows is available below.
"Everblack," the band's new album, debuted at #32 on the Billboard Top 200, #3 on the Billboard Current Hard Music Albums chart (behind Black Sabbath and Queens of the Stone Age). The Black Dahlia Murder's new music video for "Goat of Departure" was also recently made available, and can be seen right here. More...
Chicago/Minneapolis blackened metal band Wolvhammer will be heading out on a string of East Coast dates in the U.S. this May with France’s notorious Glorior Belli. Dates are as follows:
05/16 – Milwaukee, WI @ Quarter’s
05/17 – Chicago, IL @ Ultra Lounge
05/18 – Indianapolis, IN @ Indy’s Jukebox
05/19 – Columbus, OH @ Carabar
05/20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Belbedere’s (w/ Anciients)
05/21 – Syracuse, NY @ Club Fusion
05/22 – Somerville, MA @ P.A.’s Lounge
05/23 – Providence, RI @ Dusk
05/24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
05/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie (w/ Krieg)
05/26 – Baltimore, MD @ The Sidebar (MDF afterparty w/ Krieg)
05/27 – Louisville, KY @ Diamonds (w/ Arsis) More...
Midwest metal band Wolvhammer is going to embark on a U.S. East Coast tour run with comrades in legendary U.S. cult black metal band Krieg and the new band Doomsday (which features Wolvhammer/Chrome Waves/ex-Nachtmystium guitarist Jeff Wilson).
The tour dates are as follows and look for Jeff Wilson (aka Lord Darkness) to be doing triple duty on this tour as he will be playing with all bands:
10/26 – Chicago, IL – Ultra Lounge
10/27 – Minneapolis, MN – Surly Darkness Festival* (day show)
10/27 – Minneapolis, MN – Hexagon Bar
10/28 – Green Bay, WI – Crunchy Frog
10/29 – Indianapolis, IN – Jukebox
10/30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
10/31 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
11/01 – Baltimore, MD – TBA
11/02 – Somerville, MA – PA’s Lounge
11/03 – New York, NY – Union Pool
11/04 – Columbus, OH – TBA*
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The mysterious U.K. doom metal band Dragged Into Sunlight has announced an appearance at this year’s Maryland Death Fest. The three day metal festival will start on May 24th and will see the band featured alongside the likes of Godflesh, Morbid Angel, Electric Wizard, and many more.
Following the completion of the festival, Dragged Into Sunlight will embark on a tour running from May 28th to June 14th that includes dates with Cough and Wolvhammer. Prepare to be annihilated, as the band has stated: "We anticipate consuming the East Coast state-by-state. Expect nothing less than total carnage. See you there."
Dragged Into Sunlight's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
Profound Lore Records has partnered with Scion for a label showcase that is scheduled for March 31st, 2012 at the Glass House in Pomona, CA. The bill features headliner YOB in the band's first live gathering since touring the east coast with Tool to kick-off 2012.
The lineup is rounded out by The Atlas Moth, Loss, Wolvhammer, and Pallbearer. Admission is completely free but fans must RSVP to gain admission. Entry is not guaranteed and early arrival is suggested. RSVP at this location.
Blackened death metal outfit Wolvhammer has lost the band's frontman Ryan Mckern. Wolvhammer is currently on tour, traveling down to play at SXSW in Austin, Texas, tonight at the Free Day Party. The vocalist/guitarist was replaced by vocalist Adam Clemans of Iron Thrones and guitarist Jeff Wilson formerly of Nachtmystium.
Ryan Mckern claims the reasons behind the change: “I moved to New Orleans this year as I have been going back and forth from Minneapolis to Louisiana to work with my project The Guilt Of…with Mike IX Williams [EyeHateGod and Arson Anthem vocalist]. Wolvhammer was a great way to be creative while I had to temporarily leave New Orleans in 2009. During my time in the band I wrote two EP’s and an album and did five tours, while commuting to NOLA for The Guilt Of…which got a writeup in Decibel Magazine. When I discussed wanting to do both Wolvhammer and new projects in new Orleans, the band decided to fire me. They are performing all new material and the two songs from “Black Marketeers” that I didn’t write. My picture is still being used in some press for their tour. But I wish them the best but would like to also say I expect new sounds and not what I did for them on previous albums. Fans of Wolvhammer can be on the lookout for some solo black metal songs I have coming out soon.” More...
The lineups have been announced for the upcoming SXSW music showcases that will be occurring between March 16th - March 19th. Details are as follows:
Wednesday, March 16th
Brooklyn Vegan Day Party
12:20 The Roller
1:55 The Secret
2:40 Ken Mode
3:30 Dax Riggs
4:20 Trash Talk
Thursday, March 17th
Thrasher/Impose Day Party
Venue: Scoot Inn [Outside Stage]
5:00pm - Trash Talk
4:00pm - Weedeater
3:00pm - Zoroaster
2:00pm - Liturgy
1:00pm - The Body
Full Metal Texas / BrooklynVegan Stage
Venue: Emo's [Inside Stage]
5:00pm - YOB
4:05pm - Trap Them
3:10pm - Hull
2:20pm - Kverlertak
1:35pm - Rwake
12:50pm - All Pigs Must Die
12:05pm - Goes Cube More...
BrooklynVegan has announced four free shows over two venues with 32 bands in total. The details are as follows:
3/16 Emo's (603 Red River Street Austin, TX 78701)
BROOKLYNVEGAN DAY PARTY
12:20 The Roller
1:55 The Secret
2:40 KEN Mode
3:30 Dax Riggs
4:20 Trash Talk
3/17 Emo's (603 Red River Street Austin, TX 78701)
BROOKLYNVEGAN/1000KNIVES STAGE at FULL METAL TEXAS
12:05 Goes Cube
12:50 All Pigs Must Die
4:05 Trap Them
3/18 Lovejoys (604 Neches St, btw 6th & 7th, Austin, TX 78701)
BROOKLYNVEGAN/1000KNIVES DAY PARTY
12:15 Owen Hart
1:45 Kill The Client
2:30 KEN Mode
3/19 Lovejoys (604 Neches St, btw 6th & 7th, Austin, TX 78701)
BROOKLYNVEGAN/1000KNIVES DAY PARTY
4:45 The Body
5:30 Dark Castle
Minneapolis, MN's WOLVHAMMER have just announced a string of March dates with brothers of the sonic cloth THE ATLAS MOTH. This series of live shows will take them down this year's edition of the SXSW Music Conference, where WOLVHAMMER will be appearing at a Brooklyn Vegan/Profound Lore day party as well as the official Profound Lore label showcase. This run will see the band sharing stages with the aforementioned The Atlas Moth as well as Howl, KEN Mode, Tombs, Dark Castle, Deafheaven, The Body, Batillus, Grayceon, Castavet, Altaar, and Slough Feg.
Wolvhammer's latest release, "Black Marketeers of WWIII," was released by Init Records.
Here are the latest Wolvhammer tour dates:
3.11 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock w/ The Atlas Moth
3.12 - La Crosse, WI - Warehouse w/ The Atlas Moth
3.13 - Milwauke, WI - Mad Planet w/ The Atlas Moth
3.14 - Indianapolis, IN - Melody Inn w/ The Atlas Moth
3.15 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone w/ The Atlas Moth and Howl
3.16 - TBA
3.17 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia
3.19 - Austin, TX - Lovejoy's as part of Brooklyn Vegan/Profound Lore SXSW Free Day Party w/ Tombs, Dark Castle, Deafheaven, The Body, Batillus, Grayceon, Castavet, Altaar
3.19 - Austin, TX - Valhalla as part of Profound Lore's Official SXSW Showcase w/ Slough Feg, KEN Mode, Grayceon, Castavet, Bruce Lamont, Altaar
3.20 - Lawrence, KS - The Jackpot Saloon w/ KEN Mode
3.21 - Chicago, IL - The Double Door Basement
Grayceon has issued the following announcement about appearing at two upcoming SXSW shows:
"We are pleased to be participating in some SXSW shows and parties this year to promote our new album. Hopefully,we will be adding some more, but these two are already on the books. We hope to see you there! Austin is beautiful in March..."
The details are as follows:
SXSW 2011 - Profound Lore Showcase
Saturday, March 19 at 6:00 PM
Slough Feg (headlining)
710 Red River St
Austin, TX UNITED STATES
SXSW 2011 - Free Brooklyn Vegan Party
Saturday, March 19 at 12:00 PM
604 Neches Street
Austin, TX 78701 UNITED STATES
Ryan Mckern, vocalist and rhythm/lead guitarist of Wolvhammer, instrumentalist and backup vocalist of The Guilt Of… with Mike IX Williams from EyeHateGod, and keyboardist of PonyKiller, as well as many other projects, also leads an active solo career. His dark, bluesy acoustic music shows his great love for southern music. His most recent solo song, however, is a little different from all of that.
Being a big fan of comedy films, he has decided to make a blackened doom metal cover of “Afternoon Delight,” in honor of the movie “Anchorman” in which the song was parodied. Ryan claims, “I wanted to do a parody to show my sense of humor and irony as a metal musician because being stuck in the category of black metal, people are quick to dismiss any personality with the music. This is a fun way of saying ‘Enjoy a good song and make out.’”
“Afternoon Delight,” is available for streaming and download as an MP3 below:
Download an MP3 of “Afternoon Delight,” here (right-click and "Save Target As")
You can hear more of Ryan Mckern's solo material on his MySpace player.
We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Heath Rave of Minneapolis metal band Wolvhammer sends in a short pit story:
This one time, there was this pit. It was as at a rock and roll event showcase. I believe there were as they say in the hood, "hardcore" bands playing. This one very strong person was chasing and punching an invisible ghost. Then he hit me. I'm not invisible.
Wolvhammer released Black "Marketeers of WWIII" on Init Records earlier this year. You can check out some of their music on the band's MySpace page.
Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories.
Minnesota metal act Wolvhammer recently inked a deal with Init Records and will be entering Semaphore Studios in Chicago with producer Sanford Parker to record their debut full-length album “The Black Marketeers of World War III” this spring. An East Coast/Southern tour is being planned, as well as European live actions down the line.
Wolvhammer drummer H. R. issued the following statement about the band's formation:
“We wanted to take the things we loved about old school black metal/post-punk/hardcore/doom/rock and infuse that into something truly honest. No bullshit Satanism or sensationalism, just pure honest hatred for religion, capitalism, politics, sheep mentality and typical human behaviour. We wanted to write simple, memorable, and truly hate-filled metal anthems for ourselves and all the other blue collar, working poor, and generally unsatisfied people who are looking for something raw and classic as soundtrack to rise up and fight the status quo around them in any way they see fit to do. Whether you decide to speak up or just completely turn your back on the world, this is for us and all the other people out there that know we've been lied too, and no matter what may have been promised, know that we're all still being lied too. There is no hope.”