Akercocke, the celebrated masters of dark & twisted British extreme metal made their triumphant return in 2017 with their long awaited new new studio album Renaissance in Extremis and have released a new video for the track ‘Insentience’ from the acclaimed release. Continue reading Akercocke Reveal New Video for ‘Insentience’
ROTTEN SOUND have announced three shows in Japan next March. The Finnish grind-veterans have furthermore been confirmed by the first festivals in 2018. More dates will follow in due time. All currently published shows can be viewed below.
ROTTEN SOUND 2017
08 Dec 17 München (DE) Kranhalle (Goregrind Birthday Pt. III)
09 Dec 17 Helsinki (FI) Kuudes Linja (+Woodrue +Fuck-ushima)
ROTTEN SOUND Japan 2018
22 Mar 18 Nishi Yokohama (JP) El Puente
23 Mar 18 Tokyo (JP) Dues Shinjuke
24 Mar 18 Tokyo (JP) Asakusa Gold Sounds
ROTTEN SOUND Festivals 2018
28 Apr 18 Erica (NL) Pitfest (exact date tbc)
12 Jul 18 Viveiro (ES) Resurrection Fest (exact date tbc)
ROTTEN SOUND have previously released a power-driven live video that shows the band tearing their stage apart and whipping the audience into a frenzy.
The track “Trashmonger” has been taken from the Finnish grind kings’ latest album ‘Abuse to Suffer’. The clip can be viewed at the link below.
olin Marston has released a remarkable play-through video for the complete ‘Pleiades’ Dust’ EP via his own YouTube channel. You can admire the GORGUTS master of bass working his six-stringer at the link below.
GORGUTS‘ latest, highly acclaimed latest EP ‘Pleiades’ Dust’, which consists of one epic track is still available in various formats via the Season of Mistshop and also streaming in its entirety on YouTube at the link below.
The artwork of the EP was created by renowned Polish artist Zbigniew M. Bielak and can be viewed below.
LIVE REVIEW by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy
Brighton’s annual dedicated metal festival Mammothfest makes a bigger impact each year and this year’s event was no exception, especially as they impressively managed to bag 3 UK exclusive headliners with Rotting Christ, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Amenra.
Since its return in 2014 Mammothfest has always mustered up a formidable line-up, comprised of heavyweight acts such as Textures, Venom Inc, Sylosis, Entombed, Martyr Defiled and more in the past, as well as always showcasing the best and upcoming talent, they even have a whole stage devoted to this, named the Rikstock stage, after Mammothfest director Steve Dickson lost his close friend and business partner, Rik Mosquero to brain cancer, he went on to name the stage in his honour and highlight the emerging artists, Rik himself was in local band Hole In The Sky who have frequently played the festival, including this year’s event. Along with the bigger calibre acts they bring in each year, the festival has successfully managed to upscale its venue as its new current home is The Arch located on the seafront and is a perfect central spot in Brighton, whereas previously the festival has hosted at different and smaller venues across a weekend, highlighting again the growth and expansion of this massive metal event.
Brighton based extreme metal quartet Vehement release their sophomore album ‘Ashes’ on October 6th via Infernum Records, the same day that Vehement will open Mammothfest, sharing the stage with black metal icons, Rotting Christ and Tsjuder.
Vehement have been climbing upwards through the ranks of the metal scene in the United Kingdom for several years now, and since the release of their debut album ‘Collapse’ in 2013, the band have gone on to play notable events such as Bloodstock Open Air and Incineration Fest. Recently announced as the second signing to Infernum Records (home to fellow Brightonians King Leviathan) they are poised to unleash their second full-length offering upon the world.
Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of ABYSMAL DAWN. The Californian extreme metal stalwarts will release their much anticipated fifth album through Season of Mist.
ABYSMAL DAWN comment: “We’re very happy to be signed to such an awesome and respected label like Season Of Mist. The people there are all die-hard metalheads and we’re glad to be a part of such an enthusiastic and strong team. We also have a long standing friendship with US label manager Gordon Conrad, who originally signed us. Working with Gordon, Michael, and the other amazing people at the label was just a no-brainer. We’re very excited about the future of ABYSMAL DAWN these days, and judging by the new material that we’ve been working on, some great things are to come soon enough.”