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Promoters for Maryland Deathfest have announced 45 more acts for the 2016 edition of the annual Memorial Day festival bash. Among the list - U.K. doom metal legends Paradise Lost, U.S. doom metal upstarts Crypt Sermon, the reformed Swedish death act Centinex, U.K. legends Discharge, U.S. thrash legends Hirax, soon to be defunct legends Nuclear Blast, U.K. classic metal legends Satan and the mighty Bay Area thrash act Testament.
Tickets for the event will be available soon. Head over to this location for more information.
The freshly named act list is:
The Afternoon Gentlemen (UK)
Claudio Simonetti's Goblin (Italy)
Dragged into Sunlight (UK)
Gets Worse (UK)
Promoters for Maryland Deathfest have announced the first slew of thirty bands for the 15th edition of the festival to be held on May 26-29, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. Among the list includes: Samael (performing "Ceremony of Opposites" in full), Venom and Exicter.
Ticket information can be found at this location.
There are still 50 bands expected to be announced, but so far the lineup looks like this:
Denouncement Pyre (Australia)
Aeternus and Mitochondrion will not be making it to Maryland Deathfest 2014 as a result of visa issues. The festival organizer commented:
"Regarding Aeternus, it's a complicated ordeal to explain, but in a nutshell, the USCIS fucked up and gave them a visa date valid only until the day BEFORE they were supposed to leave the US. The original request was for visas valid until June 1st, but this error on behalf of the USCIS was not noticed until they were at the airport today and the airline told them they could not fly to the US. Frustrated? So are we, and so is the band. This is the first time a band actually received visas and still ended up cancelling for some reason."
"BÖLZER will be playing a second set at Rams Head tomorrow night. We will update the schedule tonight reflecting that change."
"Regarding Mitochondrion, we don't really understand what happened, but it had something to do with being stopped at the Canadian/US border and sent back home. We have a lot on our plate right now, as you can probably imagine, so please be patient and stay tuned regarding schedule changes to the Sunday shows at Rams Head."
Hellthrasher Productions has issued the following announcement about releasing a split between Auroch and Mitochondrion:
"We are very excited to announce our first 7' vinyl EP - a split release between two crushing death metal acts from Canada: Mitochondrion and Auroch.
"This will be a conceptual piece that will run as one 10-minute song (divided in two parts), with one title, and one set of lyrics. Both bands are presently working on their brand new full-length albums for Profound Lore, so this EP should work as a nice (and killer) appetizer.
"The release date is roughly set for early 2014. Stay tuned for more details!"
Mitochondrion has released a new demo track, which can be heard below, and Profound Lore Records also comments:
"It will still be a long while until the next Mitochondrion album surfaces but in the meantime, the band has unleashed an early stages demo upon the feeble mortal coil from one of the leveling new tracks, called 'Writhen Unto Abraxas' that will appear on it. Prepared to be completely obliterated."
Dark Descent Records, in association with Parasitic Records and Ash St. PDX, are hosting a two-day showcase festival taking place this weekend (October 4 - 5) at the Ash St. Saloon in Portland, OR. Ticket information can be obtained here. This October also sees Dark Descent Records reach the four-year mark as a label. To celebrate, the label is holding a sale that runs from today through Saturday, Oct. 5. Dark Descent Records founder and owner Matt Calvert comments:
"October marks the four year anniversary of Dark Descent Records. Having founded the label in 2009, I never envisioned we would be where we are today in this short of a timespan. This weekend (Oct. 4 -5) we will be holding the label's first showcase event in Portland, Oregon at the Ash St. Saloon.
To mark this monumental event and the four year anniversary of the label, we will be running a four day sale in the web store from October 2 and culminating with the final day of the showcase on October 5. This is our way of saying thank you for your support for the bands and the label.
So, come out to the showcase if at all possible. If not, celebrate with us by enjoying the great items at even further discounted prices from October 2 - 5. Thanks once again and we look forward to many more years of providing you with some of the best metal the underground has to offer!"
Check out streams and live footage of all of the acts slated to play the showcase festival, courtesy of Decibel Magazine, at this location. For updates and details regarding the showcase, visit the Facebook Event Page.
Dark Descent Records Showcase lineup:
Friday, Oct 4th:
Saturday, Oct 5th:
Dark Descent Records, in association with Parasitic Records and Ash St. PDX, has announced a two-day showcase festival taking place on October 4th and 5th at the Ash St. Saloon in Portland, OR. The line-up, much like the label's roster, is comprised of some of the best today's underground death metal scene has to offer. Tickets details are available at this location.
For updates and details, visit the Facebook Event Page. Check out streams and live footage of all nine many of the acts slated to play, courtesy of Decibel Magazine, at this location. Updates are available on the facebook event page as well.
Dark Descent Records Showcase lineup:
Loss and Worm Ouroboros will team up this November for a mini West Coast tour. Other Profound Lore bands will be joining on select dates of this tour, including Mitochondrion, Bell Witch, and Ash Borer. Details are as follows:
11/09 – Vancounver BC @ Astoria Pub (w/MITOCHONDRION)*
11/10 – Seattle, WA @ The Highline (w/MITOCHONDRION, BELL WITCH)
11/11 – Portland, OR @ Rotture (w/Ephemeros, Disemballerina)
11/13 – Arcata, CA @ Jambalaya (w/ASH BORER)
11/14 – San Francisco, CA @ The Elbo Room (w/Dispirit, Riqis)
11/15 – Oakland, CA @ Metro Side Stage (w/Laudanum, Lycus)
*No Worm Ouroboros More...
Canada's Mitochondrion has issued the following announcement about releasing a new EP through Dark Descent Records:
"The ANTINUMEROLOGY EP is forthcoming! Dark Descent Records will once again present another step towards oblivion with this 7" of 2 newly captured Mitochondrion songs: 'Insummation' and '137 (Antinumerology).'
"Expect more madness within our tradition! All visual alchemy handled by the masterful Richard Friend (Loss, Father Befouled). A scheduled Fall release is pending...
"We have sought the formula for the beginning and the end! 137/11" More...
Canadian death metal plague bearers MITOCHONDRION have completed work on their new album “Parasignosis.” An MP3 of the track "Trials" can be downloaded at this location.
To be released January of 2011, the tracklisting for “Parasignosis” goes as follows:
01. Plague Evockation (Pestilentiam Intus Vocamus, Voluntatem Absolvimus Part I)
02. Lex Ego Exitium (Pestilentiam Intus Vocamus, Voluntatem Absolvimus Part II)
03. Tetravirulence (Pestilentiam Intus Vocamus, Voluntatem Absolvimus Part III)
07. Banishment (Undecaphosphoric)
11. Ambient Outro