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During its nearly 20-year history, Black Witchery has appropriately earned recognition as one of the most important cults of bestial black metal ever to have emerged from North America.
Under its original moniker, Witchery, the band released two demos before changing its name and then went on to produce an EP and two split recordings before unleashing full-length debut, "Desecration of the Holy Kingdom," in 2001. These early recordings capture an evolution in Black Witchery’s sound that has led to the band's current position as one of the most violent purveyors of black metal.
On October 31st, on both CD and double-LP formats, Nuclear War Now! Productions is proud to resurrect the unholy document of Black Witchery’s evil ascension with "Evil Shall Prevail," a collection of all tracks from the band’s '97 demo, "Evil Shall Prevail" demo, "Summoning of Infernal Legions" EP, and the contribution to the "Hellstorm of Evil Vengeance" split with Conqueror.
Additionally, previously-unreleased outtakes from the "Hellstorm…" recording session are also included, as is Black Witchery’s cover of Sarcófago’s “Black Vomit” from the "Tribute to Sarcófago" compilation CD from 2001. More...
Hells Headbangers just announced the final lineup for the label's three-day "Hells Headbash - Part 2" festival, set to take place in Cleveland, Ohio on September 4th - 6th.
After the first "Hells Headbash" last summer - which was held at the label's distribution warehouse, and was filmed for a special DVD release set for later this year - Hells Headbangers expanded the fest to include an additional day and with an even more epic lineup of HHR-affiliated bands.
Set to take place at the Agora Theater, "Hells Headbash - Part 2" will feature the first American performances by Satanic Warmaster and Destruktor and exclusive performances by underground legends Archgoat and Profanatica, as well as 31 other Hells Heabangers-supported bands that span the spectrum of death metal, black metal, thrash, grind, metalpunk, and plenty of filthy points in between. The full list of bands, in alphabetical order, are as follows: More...
Fifteen years ago, Black Witchery and Conqueror, both still virtually unknown outside of a small cult of maniacal blasphemers, united for the split release entitled "Hellstorm of Evil Vengeance." Exploring a style that few North American bands dared approach at that time, Black Witchery and Conqueror inherited their extremist tendencies from the likes of Blasphemy and Sarcofago, among others. Looking back, the release can now be regarded as something of a statement of intent in that it signified the establishment of a second wave of bestial black metal.
Although external circumstances would necessitate the termination of Conqueror’s mission immediately following the release of the split, J. Read continued treading the path of the Superion with Revenge, and R. Forster was initiated into the ranks of Blasphemy. Black Witchery also persisted through the years.
Since the split release in 2000, Black Witchery and Revenge have shared numerous stages all over the world and maintained a united front within the underground. Now they team up again for a new slip coming via Nuclear War Now! Productions.
The three tracks on this record from Black Witchery herald the arrival of new guitarist Alal'Xhaasztur (of Nyogthaeblisz, Hellvetron, and Nexul) alongside core members Vaz and Impurath. More...
The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012. Tickets are still on sale for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with Thursday is sold out.
The final lineup is confirmed and the running order and set times have been announced as follows:
Thursday, May 24th - Entrance opens at 4:00 pm
Extermination Angel - 4:45 - 5:10
Die Pigeon Die - 5:25 - 5:50
Needful Things - 6:05 - 6:40
Rorschach - 6:55 - 7:40
Dying Fetus - 7:55 - 8:40
Absu - 8:55 - 9:40
Eyehategod - 9:55 - 10:45
Agalloch - 11:00 - 12:00
Autopsy - 12:15 - end
Friday, May 25th - Entrance opens at 3:00 pm More...
Chaos in Tejas has released its schedule for the the punk flavored music festival that takes place May 31st through June 3rd, 2012 at various venues in Austin, Texas. Saint Vitus, Nasum, Winter, Absu and Toxic Holocaust are among the artists scheduled to appear at this year's installment.
Chaos in Tejas 2012 schedule is as follows: More...
Read the full article at Chaos in Tejas.
When booking festivals so far in advance, there are bound to be some changes. The Maryland Deathfest organizers have announced some minor changes to their 2012 festival, which is scheduled to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May...
Here are the announced changes:
Interment had to cancel their appearance at MDF, as one of the members must attend to some personal family issues around that time.
Black Witchery will now be playing on Saturday instead of Friday.
Due to the tour schedule for YOB in May, the band will now be playing on Sunday instead of Saturday.
You can find the complete lineup and running order for Maryland Deathfest X (2012) here.
Brooklyn Vegan, has announced the lineup to Chaos in Tejas Festival 2012 held in Austin, Texas on May 31st. The eighth installment once again shows metal meddling with punk. This year The sludgy pace of power violence finds the perfect partner in doom metal. Winter and Loss will cover the capital in morose molasses, while Ghoul, Toxic Holocaust and a reunited Nasum will shift the festival into higher gears.
The initial lineup is as follows:
the Mob (England)
Tear it Up
Warrior Kids (France)
Hank Wood and the Hammerheads
The list of bands above is only an initial lineup. One hundred-plus more bands will be announced in the future.
The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012 and the final 12 bands were recently announced. They are:
NEEDFUL THINGS (Czech Republic)
DIE PIGEON DIE (Australia)
Additionally, the organizers have announced the lineup for the first day (Thursday). AUTOPSY will be headlining this day and the rest of the bands playing will be: AGALLOCH, EYEHATEGOD, RORSCHACH, DYING FETUS, DESASTER, NEEDFUL THINGS, DIE PIGEON DIE, and EXTERMINATION ANGEL.
Four-day passes (Thursday-Sunday) and 3-day passes (Friday-Sunday) will go on sale on Monday, September 26th. Single day tickets for Thursday will also go on sale on the 26th. More...
Surrender of Divinity has issued the following announcement about performing at the upcoming Rites of Darkness festival:
"Surrender of Divinity desecrates the US this 11th of December 2010 in Rites of Darkness Fest II at San Antonio, TX along side with war brothers: Impiety, Diocletian, Black Witchery, Morbosidad, Manticore and many more.
"This ritual will be our first unholy appearance in the US and North America. Looking forward to banging our infernal horns with those true Goat-worshippers there. Expect nothing but 666 percent pure desecration!"
More information on the Rites of Darkness Festival can be found at this location.
Impiety has issued the following brief statement about the band's first U.S. performance at the Rites of Darkness festival: "Impiety's debut U.S. appearance headlining Rites of Darkness II Festival in San Antonio, Texas this Dec 10th-11th. Demons strike - from above and below...." The festival lineup is as follows:
Engaged in Mutilating - 5:20 - 5:45
Speedwolf - 6:00 - 6:30
Grave Ritual - 6:45 - 7:15
Spiculum Iratus - 7:30 - 8:00
Manticore - 8:15 - 8:50
Infernal Stronghold - 9:05 - 9:35
Grave Miasma - 9:55 - 10:35
Ghoul - 10:55 - 11:35
Blasphemophahger - 11:55 - 12:35
Weapon - 12:55 - close
Blaspherian - 3:40 - 4:10
Obeisance - 4:25 - 4:55
Necroholocaust - 5:10 - 5:40
Hod - 5:55 - 6:25
Morbosidad - 6:40 - 7:10
Vasaeleth - 7:35 - 8:10
Disma - 8:25 - 9:00
Cruciamentum - 9:15 - 9:50
Black Witchery - 10:05 - 10:45
Surrender of Divinity - 11:05 - 11:55
Diocletian - 12:10 12:50
Impiety - 1:05 to close