Benighted embark on European tour


BENIGHTED will embark onto their European headlining tour at the Turock in Essen, Germany in two days, Saturday, 15th of April. The French death grind maniacs will be joined by Spanish label mates WORMED as well as UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION and OMOPHAGIA throughout their whole road-trip.

Vocalist Julien Truchan comments on behalf of BENIGHTED: “Fellows, thank you so much for the amazing welcome ‘Necrobreed’ has received so far and your unwavering support! We are about to start our European tour with the mighty WORMED, UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION and OMOPHAGIA with so many more upcoming gigs and festivals still waiting ahead this year! We hope to see you all at the shows and to share unforgettable moments with you on stage and at the after-parties! We can hardly wait to show you how brutal the ‘Necrobreed’ tracks are to live; and to see what you are capable of in the pit! Let’s spread the sickness together!”

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BENIGHTED tour
+ WORMED +UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION +OMOPHAGIA
15 Apr 17 Essen (DE) Turock ()
16 Apr 17 Arnhem (NL) Willemeen
17 Apr 17 Arlon (BE) L’entrepot
18 Apr 17 Weinheim (DE) Cafe Central
19 Apr 17 Praha (CZ) Modrá Vopice
21 Apr 17 Zug (CH) Industrie 45
22 Apr 17 München (DE) Garage Deluxe
23 Apr 17 Wien (AT) Viper Room
24 Apr 17 Budapest (HU) Dürer Kert
25 Apr 17 Bucharest (RO) Fabrica
26 Apr 17 Cluj-Napoca (RO) Flying Circus
27 Apr 17 Ljubljana (SI) Orto Bar
28 Apr 17 Brescia (IT) Circolo Colony
29 Apr 17 Innsbruck (AT) PMK

 

BENIGHTED festival shows
13 May 17 Zamek (CZ) Nice To Eat You Fest 2017
20 May 17 Saint-Omer  (FR) Dreamer Fest 2017
09 Jun 17 Moscow (RU) Les Club
10 Jun 17 Saint Petersbourg (RU) Mod Club
06 Jul 17 Viveiro (ES) Resurrection Festival 2017
21 Jul 17 Bertingen (DE) Rock Unter Den Eichen Festival
29 Jul 17 Steenwijk (NL) Stonehenge Festival 2017
24 Aug 17 Spital am Semmering (AT) Kaltenbach Open Air Festival 2017

BENIGHTED will be touring in support of their latest album ‘Necrobreed’, which was released on February 17th. Artwork and track-list can be viewed below.
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01. Hush Little Baby
02. Reptilian
03. Psychosilencer
04. Forgive Me Father
05. Leatherface
06. Der Doppelgaenger
07. Necrobreed
08. Monsters Make Monsters
09. Cum With Disgust
10. Versipellis
11. Reeks Of Darkened Zoopsia
12. Mass Grave
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Sorrow Plagues Announce Second Full Length Album ‘Homecoming’


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Sorrow Plagues is the brainchild of British musician, David Lovejoy and they have just announced their second album ‘Homecoming’ is going to be self-released on May 27th 2017. The new album sees them explore new territories beyond their usual black metal sound, introducing elements of post-rock and more contemporary influences, in what is set to be their most ambitious offering so far.

The project started in late August of 2014 with the release of ‘It Will Never End’, where Lovejoy composed, performed and produced the entirety of the music on the release. He has gone on to release a further two EPs, two singles and a full-length album.

Sorrow Plagues combines the aggression of Black Metal with the ethereal soundscapes of Shoegaze and Post-Rock-esque delivering an interesting and cathartic experience for listeners. Especially with the lyrics exploring many different aspects of the human experience, including death, loneliness and regret.

Lovejoy has found his some fellow talented musicians to complete his live line-up and will be showcasing Sorrow Plagues first ever live show in November 2017, supporting Fen, Aklash and Conform To Serve at the Green Door Store in Brighton, UK. More tour dates are currently being booked to support the release release of ‘Homecoming’, and the debut single, ‘Relinquish’.

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Tracklist for “Homecoming”:

1.) Departure
2.) Disillusioned
3.) Isolated
4.) Irreversible
5.) Relinquish
6.) Homecoming



Grab your pre-orders here:
https://sorrowplagues.bandcamp.com/album/homecoming

‘Homecoming’ is due to be released on May 27th on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify and many other digital outlets.


For more Sorrow Plagues:
https://www.facebook.com/sorrowplaguesmetal/
https://sorrowplagues.bandcamp.com/

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Photo Report: WHISPERED – April 13, 2017 at Gong in Turku, Finland


Finnish Samurai Metal band WHISPERED – April 13, 2017 at Gong in Turku, Finland by Serena Solomon

 

 

 

Check out their latest music video “Strike” below.

Photo Report: HAVOK: April 11, 2017 at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland


Our photographer Serena Solomon went to see HAVOK (USA) on tuesday April 11, 2017 at Tavastia in Helsinki. Here you can find out the photo report. 

HAVOK:

See more concert photos here:

And support bands:

Warbringer 

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REVIEW: Tethra – Like Crows For The Earth


REVIEW: Tethra – Like Crows For The Earth                                                                            by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

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Italian doom metal act Tethra formed in 2008 and released their first full length debut ‘Drown Into The Sea’ in 2013, which was a concept album focused on water and continued the theme started on their first EP ‘At The Gates Of Doom’, about a passage between life and death. Now in 2017 they are back with their sophomore full length ‘Like Crows For The Earth’, which was recorded and mixed by Matt Stancioiu (Labyrinth) and mastered by Greg Chandles (Esoteric). They are ready to take their sound to the next level and show how they have evolved since their debut…

The intro ‘Resilience’ is positive yet sorrowful and sets the scene wonderfully for what is to come, being very melodic and tempting, leaving you eager to hear more. It paves the way for first full track, ‘Transcending Thanatos’ which picks up where it left off before frontman, Clode Tethra demonstrates his versatile vocals, from dark growls to melodic charismatic clean vocals, which is quite alluring and stands out in the doom genre, with an gothic vibe shining through. The instrumentation accompanies the tones brilliantly, from dark gloomy moments to hopeful acoustic sections.

Instrumental ‘Prelude to Sadness’ helps create the desired atmosphere and offers a break in between songs and sees us arrive at, ‘Springtime Melancholy’ which is extremely ambient and rather beautiful, with Clode using his vocals well against the vibrant instruments. There is a great balance of dark and light, which is intelligently structured and makes a high impact, going from serene to head banging worthy moments, as well as a full blown doom rage thrown in to keep you on your toes. This is a stand out track, and a great unconventional soundtrack or anthem for Spring.

‘Deserted’ introduces a more exotic sound initially, which goes into dark sounding sonic riffs which drive it, and offer plenty of hard hitting rhythms throughout. This may well be one of the heaviest songs featured so far, as it contains more screamed growls, alongside the signature gothic doom vocals. The stripped back interlude ‘Subterranean’ is well placed and is easily Clode’s best vocal performance, with elegant acoustic guitar as backup, giving it a sinister but flourishing sound. ‘The Groundfeeder’ focuses on the heavier side, tying in with ‘Deserted’ and keeps the momentum going…

‘Synchronicity of Life and Decay’ sees some of the most ambient instrumentation, including a slick tuneful guitar solo,  in what is their shortest song, showing they can deliver a quick hard blow. While ‘Earthless’ soars on, with the band in their element with fast paced melodies, going between slower calm parts and then effortlessly going full swing again. This is another stand out track for me.

Saving their title track for last, ‘Like Crows For The Earth’ truly encompasses all their best characteristic sounds, being a perfect and solid representation of their album and sound, making it a fine choice to end on.

Considering this is rooted in doom and death, this is a joy to listen to, as it is surprisingly diverse, melodic and positive for this genre. ‘Like Crows For The Earth’ highlights that Tethra aren’t afraid to think outside of the box, and for their efforts they should be more widely accepted, as this is more accessible than most doom/death metal offerings, giving it the edge. Most of the songs are around six or seven minutes long, but all very well crafted and consistent throughout, progressing naturally along the way. The use of instrumentals interspersed shows their musicianship further, and aids their more sonic and consuming sound, which is layered nicely to balance it out, and gives them their unique sound. If you are a fan of gothic doom/death metal this is a must, but even if you aren’t you may be in for a nice unexpected treat!

Score: 4/5

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Tracklist for ‘Like Crows For The Earth’:

  1. Resilience (Intro)
    02. Transcending Thanatos
    03. Prelude to Sadness
    04. Springtime Melancholy
    05. Deserted
    06. Subterranean (Interlude)
    07. The Groundfeeder
    08. Entropy
    09. Synchronicity of Life and Decay
    10. Earthless

 

The album was released in Europe on February 11th via Sliptrick Records, with a US release in the pipelines on July 23rd.


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The Five Hundred Release ‘The Rush’ Video, Reveal EP Details & Announce Tour Supporting Carnifex!


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Nottingham metallers The Five Hundred have announced their new and upcoming EP, ‘The Veil’, the follow-up to their successful 2015 EP, ‘Winters’ will be released on April 21st 2017 via London Road Records‘The Veil’ was produced by Justin Paul Hill (Sikth, Heart of a Coward, Betraying The Martyrs). The EP is a collection of the band’s most haunting, heavy and darkly melodic work so far.

To get a taste of what to expect they have unveiled their new video for ‘The Rush’. The video is quite dark and disturbing, with a creepy horror vibe! Check it out for yourself!

‘The Veil’ tracklist

1. Aftermath
2. Ghost In The Flames
3. The Rush
4. The Veil
5. The Veil Pt II

Guitarist Mark Byrne describes the song: “It’s a tale of euphoric misanthropy and hauntingly dark despair. The music effortlessly combines furious guitar work and painfully beautiful melody with spine-snapping breakdowns and depraved, sadistic lyrics.”

You can pre-order the EP at the link below:
https://thefivehundred.bandcamp.com/album/the-veil


To promote the launch of ‘The Veil’The Five Hundred have been announced as support for Deathcore outfit, Carnifex on their tour through Eastern Europe.

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Dates are:
April 23rd – Sentrum, Kiev, Ukraine
April 24th – Lemmy, Kaunas, Lithuania
April 25th – Nabaklub, Riga, Latvia
April 26th – Tapper, Tallin, Estonia
April 27th – Mod, St. Petersburg, Russia
April 28th – Moscow Concert Hall, Moscow, Russia

 

For more The Five Hundred:

https://www.facebook.com/wearethefivehundred/
https://twitter.com/thefivehundred_
https://thefivehundred.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/wearethe500

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