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Latest Beltane News

Below is our complete Beltane 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.

Beltane Posts New Song "Yet Again"

Beltane has posted the new song "Yet Again" online, which features the drums of Chris Warhead from Abazagorath and the keyboards of Tamara Picardo from Upon Shadows. You can check out the new track by heading over to the Beltane Facebook page.

Beltane also recently recorded four new songs in an outdoor graveyard location to mark the autumn equinox. The tracks will be combined with the previously recorded Summer solstice songs and the new track "Yet Again" for Beltane's upcoming fifth full-length album.

Additional details on the title, track listing, and cover artwork for the band's fifth album will be announced as they are made available.

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Upon Shadows Collaborates On Beltane Track

Uruguay based act Upon Shadows has issued the following announcement about keyboardist Tamara Picardo contributing for an upcoming Beltane track:

"I'm pleased to announce my participation on keyboards, in the Beltane new song 'Yet Again.' I wanted to give the thanks to Beltane for giving me the oportunity to participate in this great new song. Was a real pleasure to collaborate with such a good musicians and I hope to be able to do more participation with them...

"Beltane, New Zealand's longest running Black Metal band, are due to release an interim single from their upcoming 5th album (and 21st CD!) due to be released in June. The song is called 'Yet Again' and will be released as a free download/stream track on their Reverb Nation / Myspace / Facebook pages on March 19th.

"The song features the drums of Chris Warhead from Abazagorath (USA) & the Keyboards of Tamara Picardo from Upon Shadows (Uruguay). Beltane's previous releases are available from Satanica Productions together with 150+ other original metal bands of all sub-genres."

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Beltane Collaborates With Throne Of Malediction

New Zealand's Beltane and Montana based metal act Throne of Malediction have collaborated together on the new song "All Hail Bazalgette!" The track is now available both for streaming and as a free download through this location.

Throne of Malediction recently re-recorded its debut full-length album "Ceremonial Blood," which is set for release later this year. The band's front man Eric Horner also recently took part in a series of interviews regarding religious "unblack" metal for Metalunderground.com. You can check out Eric's interview on the subject here.

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Throne Of Malediction Checks In With Band Update

Montana's Throne of Malediction is currently in the process of re-recording the upcoming album "Ceremonial Blood." Front man Eric Horner has now checked in with the following update about providing vocals for a new Beltane track and collaborating with Verkrag:

"The re-recording is doing awesome. The sound quality will vastly improve our album. Me and Jessica were just sent a song from Beltane from New Zealand and we are doing vocals for that, which is due to be released most likely around the new Year. Also, I think December 13th, Verkrag from South Africa and us will be releasing our collab video for the collab song 'Never Enough(Verkrag mix),' The song is a bonus track for 'Ceremonial Blood.'

"It may be one of the first collab music video's between USA and South African artists. Verkrag and us did separate video shots. Verkrag is doing the video editing and it is sure to be a very bloody video. Not for the weak...."

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