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Below is our complete Eis 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.
After the Paris terrorist assault at Bataclan that rocked the music world, an attack took place today in Brussels, with ISIS claiming responsibility. According to reports from MSNBC several terrorists opened fire on passengers at a Brussels airport before detonating explosive devices.
Statements of support from various metal bands have been coming in, with some groups more closely affected by the attack than others. Alboîn from black metal outfit Eïs issued this statement via Facebook:
"I'm currently in Brussels staying with my wife. This is a day where black metal means truly nothing. This is Europe staring into the abyss, and what we see is: no music can be as nihilistic as these terroristic pieces of shit. All of my thoughts and strength go out to the victims of these cowardish acts." More...
Eis has revealed the band's 5th full-length album "Bannstein" will drop on October 2nd via Prophecy Productions. The artwork is available below, and the track listing will be as follows:
1. Ein letztes Menetekel
2. Im Noktuarium
3. Über den Bannstein
4. Fern von Jarichs Gärten
5. Im Schoß der welken Blätter
Bonus-CD (only included in the book edition):
Witnesses Of The Exodus
1. Ein letztes Menetekel (vocally interpreted by Bjørnar Erevik Nilsen of Vulture Industries and Manuel Karakas)
2. In The Noctuarium (vocally interpreted by Norax of Lux Divina and Fiar of Foscor)
3. Over The Ban Stone (vocally interpreted by Fjalar of Istapp and Erik Gärdeförs of Grift)
4. Fern von Jarichs Gärten (vocally interpreted by Skaldir of Hel)
5. Im Schoß der welken Blätter (vocally interpreted by Schwadorf and Konstanz of The Vision Bleak) More...
German band Eis has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting two new full-time band members:
"Actually we never planned to do this again, but... after two and a half years of amazing tours, gigs, total support and uncountable amounts of beer, two of our live members proved to be the perfect addition for our band. So... Please welcome as our new permanent members: Abarus (guitars) and S.atyrus.S (synths)!" More...
Germany's Eis has will release new album "Wetterkreuz" on September 28th, 2012 and the band has now issued the following announcement about the track listing:
"The last remaining song titles for 'Wetterkreuz:' The last album track is 'Bei den Sternen,' plus a cover version of Sun of the Slepless' 'Thou whose face hath felt the winter's wind' on the digibook and Gatefold LP versions. Concerning the additional remix album, 'Bei den Sternen' is reworked to an ambient version by S.atyrus S.ancti and entitled 'Seventy-two seconds.' So we have:
1. Mann aus Stein
2. Auf kargen Klippen
4. Am Abgrund
5. Bei den Sternen
6. Bonus: Thou Whose Face Hath Felt The Winter's Wind (Sun Of The Sleepless cover song)
1. Captivus ("Mann aus Stein" reworked by S.atyrus S.ancti)
2. Auf kargen Klippen (remixed by Duncan Patterson of Alternative 4)
3. Wetterkreuz - Odyssey remix (reworked by Kai Reidenbach of Out Of Mind)
4. Am Abgrund - Laudanum induced mix (reworked by The Gentleman and Henry Hyde Bronsdon of A Forest Of Stars)
5. 72 Seconds ("Bei den Sternen" reworked by S.atyrus S.ancti) More...
Germany's Eis has revealed that the band's new album will be titled "Wetterkreuz," and the release is currently slated for September 28th, 2012. You can also now take a look at the album's cover artwork, which is available below. For more details on Eis, head over to the band's official Facebook profile here. More...
Extremefest 2012 will take place in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on July 5th through the 7th in the three cities of Hunxe, Salzburg and Pratteln. It will feature over seventy bands on two stages, with acts still confirming. Head on over to the Extremefest website and Facebook events page for more information. The event is being presented by Metal Hammer, Noizeletter, Legacy, Musix, Metalnews.de, Metal.de, Blast Corpse Promotion (DE) and Catapult Promotion (AT). Check out the list of confirmed bands below, which includes the first European performance of Guttural Secrete.
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 DE – Hünxe, ExtremeFest Germany
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 AT – Salzburg, ExtremeFest Austria
5. July 2012 – 7. July 2012 CH – Pratteln, ExtremeFest Switzerland
Belphegor *the return of BELPHEGOR*
All Shall Perish
Dornenreich – exclusive Metal-Set!
Desaster (Germany only)
Milking The Goatmachine
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult
Internal Suffering *comeback shows*
Forgotten Tomb *AT & DE only*
Ultrawurscht *AT only*
Dawn of Disease
Hour of Penance
Guttural Secrete More...
Eïs is gearing up to enter the recording studio next month, and the band has now checked in with the following announcement about the group's new live lineup:
"We're happy to announce our new live line-up today. In addition to Marlek hellhammering drums and Alboin on low frequency and vocal duties, EIS on stage will consist of three session members:
Abarus - guitars
C:R:A - guitars (also in Funeral Procession and Sethnefer)
S.atyrus S.ancti - synthesizers and FX (also in Funeral Procession)
"Please give these guys a thundering welcome! I said THUNDERING!"
For more on Eïs, head over to the band's official Facebook profile.
German act Eis has issued the following announcement about gearing up to record a new album:
"A short update on the new album: Currently, Marlek and I have started rehearsing for the recordings and feel VERY comfortable with the new material.
"So far, four of altogether five tracks are finished already and the fifth in the making. And damn, this is HAUNTING! Very much fitting the atmosphere reigning in our new rehearsal room - coldness, candlelight and Covenant. So to say."
Eis is set to enter the studio on April 2nd, 2012 to record the new material. Further details on the album will be announced as they are made available. More info on Eis can be found through the band's Facebook profile.
Germany's Eis, which announced several lineup changes in November of 2011, has now issued the following update about entering the studio and recruiting new members:
"A short update on what's going on here: EIS will enter StudioE on April 2nd to record the fourth album. The studio line-up consists of Marlek on drums and Alboin on guitars, bass, synths and vocals.
"Nostarion of DÄMMERFARBEN will join us for additional electric and acoustic guitars as well as cello performances.
"Next time here: News concerning the live line-up."
A new video trailer was posted for the 2012 Extrmefest to be held in Hünxe, Germany and Salzburg, Austria from July 4-7, 2012. The festival will feature over 70 bands, including the following:
Milking the Goatmachine
Check out the trailer here:
Bassist Alboîn of German black metal act Eis has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's vocalist and guitarists:
"It doesn't feel good, but I've to say that vocalist Cypher D. Rex and guitarists Hedrykk F. Gausenatt and Zyan are not part of the band anymore. Let me explain - but before that I wish to thank all three guys for many years full of blood, sweat and tears and for everything we created together. I'm full of pride.
"There are moments you just feel that something has to change. For me, such a moment had come. I felt more and more of a stomach ache with the direction the band took within the last one and a half year. The album being in progress during the last months - mainly with inputs by Cypher and Hedrykk - didn't feel like an EÏS album for me, even if that is a very subjective interpretation of course. It came clearer and clearer to my mind how important this band and everything it stands for is to me, and that I neither could nor wanted to live with any musical compromise in EÏS.
"For such reasons, Marlek and me will continue EÏS as a duo, and in a more resolute way than ever. We're planning to record our fourth album in Spring, and this will take us back to our own musical roots. Of course you'll witness us on stage again as well, together with some session musicians.
"This is no comfortable path at all, but it's very uncaging, because it's our path. Or, said with Aínvars words from 'Wanderer bei Fels und Fjord:' Wir leben fort - wo sind eure Spuren?"
Germany's Eisregen will be appearing at the Extreme Fest 2012, which takes place on the following dates and locations:
July 5-7, 2012 DE – Hünxe, ExtremeFest Germany
July 5-7, 2012 AT – Salzburg, ExtremeFest Austria
July 5-7, 2012 CH – TBA, ExtremeFest Switzerland
The current lineup is as follows:
Milking The Goatmachine
For further information visit the festival's official website at this location.
Catamenia, Graveworm, and Wolfchant have now been confirmed in the lineup of the upcoming 2011 Ragarok Festival. The festival takes place on April 29th - 30th, 2011 at the Stadthalle in Lichtenfels, and additional details are available here.
The currently announced lineup is as follows:
Path Of Golconda
Twilight Of The Gods
Germany's Eis recently announced it would be re-releasing the "Patina" and "Kainsmal" albums. The band has now issued the following announcement about posting new songs online from the re-release versions:
"We have just uploaded four songs from the 'Patina' and 'Kainsmal' re-releases, out 7th of January on Lupus Lounge.
"Both re-releases feature the original album version plus a reworked 2011 version with new guitar tracks, new mix and new mastering done by Markus Stock/Studio E. The releases are rounded up by a revised artwork and liner notes. 'Kainsmal' features an unreleased bonus track, the self-titled song of Carpathian Forest."
You can check out the tracks at this location.
Germany's Eis has issued the following announcement about re-releasing two early albums:
"After having announced that for nearly two years, and after working on it for more than one year or so, we're happy to let you know:
"Our first and second album 'Patina' and 'Kainsmal' will be re-released by Prophecy Productions on January 7th (G/S/A) and January 10th (Europe) of 2011. Dates for the world, the moon and Alpha Centauri release to be confirmed. Both releases will feature the original album plus a completely reworked version (means: some replaced recordings, fully new mixing and mastering done by Markus Stock @ Studio E) and are clad in a marvelous artwork based on the original graphics material.
"Please place your pre-orders from us directly NOW. We'll ship fast and you'll get 10% off the price you'll pay with other mailorders. The price is not yet fixed, but prepare yourself for around 13 filthy €s. Contact us the easy way: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks and enjoy autumn."
Germany's Eis has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with the band's keyboard player:
"Please note that Diana d'Hourtinet, our keyboard player since the beginning of 2010, is not part of the band anymore. We're going to continue as a five piece with the multi-talented Mr. Cypher D. Rex taking over the synth duties from now on. Yes, live as well (as you will have noticed in case you've witnessed us on Barther Metal Open Air)."
You can also check out the band's music via the Eis MySpace page.
Belgian black metal band Gorath has announced a rotating headliner mini-tour alongside Eis and Todtgelichter. The promotional poster for the mini-tour can be found at this location. The currently announced dates are as follows:
12/3 2010 Helvete Oberhausen, NRW, GERMANY
12/4 2010 From Hell Erfurt, Thuringia, GERMANY
12/5 2010 Metteko Mechelen, Vlaams-Bra, BELGIUM