Woah. Less than a week ago Enslaved released a lyric video for a new track they had released and now they are streaming their new album in full. So, if you have been anxiously awaiting the release of In Times, you have only a week until you can own it yourself, but you can hear it all now. Check out a full stream below. Get it all ova’ ya’, son. Continue reading
Legendary act Enslaved will be unleashing their new album In Times in a few weeks and the band has released a new lyric video. The video and track in question are “One Thousand Years Of Rain,” which is an absolutely amazing track. As of posting this, I have listened to the track numerous times. It’s great. Check it out for yourself below. Continue reading
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In addition to their upcoming trek with Enslaved and Ecstatic Vision in March, doomsayers Yob have announced additional tour dates surrounding that aforementioned tour. First of which is a one-off show with noise metal act Will Haven on March 3rd and nine dates with Witch Mountain after the Enslaved tour concludes. You can check out the tour dates as the currently stand after the break.
Dooming mobsters YOB have announced a tour that will find them hitting the road alongside Enslaved and Ecstatic Vision. Holy hell. Dude. That is an amazing tour with just YOB and Enslaved. I mean, those two are going to absolutely kill it. I say this because I don’t know Ecstatic Vision, but their name makes me think of the last A Life Once Lost album, which makes me sad. Fuck, that’s off topic. Check out the tour dates below. Continue reading
Amon Amarth have revealed the official touring schedule for their 2014 winter tour in support of their new album Deceiver of the Gods. The band will see massively heavy support from Enslaved and Skeletonwitch throughout the tour’s duration. You can view the dates directly below.
My Arkansas brethren Pallbearer have crushed millions of minds since their inception and I’ve watched them progress as a band for quite some time now. It amazes me that a band from our state could rise to the level of touring alongside Enslaved. It’s just crazy. Speaking of the Enslaved tour, apparently Pallbearer have been caught preforming a new song live and guess what… Continue reading
Metal legends Enslaved and doom stalwarts Pallbearer have announce that they will be hitting the road together in late January and February for a 20-date tour of North America. This tour should not only be highly anticipated, but fucking destructive. Both bands excel in their own genre and the difference in style should make for a fantastic show. It has been announced that Ancient VVisdom will be tagging along as support for the entire tour. You can see the dates after the jump. Continue reading
The massive Enslaved/Ghost/Alcest tour hit NYC on September 25th after months of waiting and nonstop hype. Despite the unfortunate loss of Ghost and the addition of the lesser known Junius, the Gramercy was still packed (with Ghost shirts). The show was fucking awesome. Local doom metal outfit Fin’Amor laid the dark, atmospheric groundwork for the following acts, giving excited headbangers an extremely impressive performance.
If you’re unfamiliar with French black metal musician Neige, you might want to read my previous posts for some background: Of Another World, part one and part two. Every Alcest recording has an intangible, ethereal quality your mortal brain can never quite grasp. Like chasing a blackgaze butterfly, the nostalgia that is the essence of Neige’s creation always remains just out of reach. In this dimension, anyway. How does one translate such subtle qualities into a live performance? Is it possible for invisible spirits to remain unseen while captivating dozens of individuals at the same time? Neige, Zero, and Winterhalter defy natural law when they take the stage. How Alcest manages to embody the very definition of ethereal is a secret, and it should remain that way. I’m not ashamed to admit that I shed a tear during heartbreaker “Souvenirs d’un Autre Monde,” and I wasn’t alone. Sincerely one of the most emotional concert experiences I’ve ever had. I didn’t catch much of Junius, but they seemed tight. Enslaved was magnificent, crushing everyone aurally while everyone crushed each other physically. I distinctly remember dragging someone out of the pit by their neck. Br00tal.
Thanks to Ross, I was lucky enough to meet up with Neige before Alcest’s set. Due to a crowded bar and a press sticker mix-up, the interview venue became the doorway of a very busy apartment building. Neige was such a good sport about the situation and a fantastic conversationalist, unhindered by a foreign tongue. Drummer Winterhalter eventually joined us, also an easy-going guy, officially making Alcest the Nicest Band Ever. Also of note is Neige’s recommendation of San Francisco’s experimental black metal outfit Deafheaven, a band you will be hearing a lot about in the future. Get on this ASAP: http://deafheavens.bandcamp.com/
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Hmm.. Cannibal Corpse, Enslaved, Triptykon and Job For a Cowboy are a strange combination for a tour. I mean, it’s a short tour, but it’s still odd. Oh well, I’m not a publicist or a tour manager, so I guess it doesn’t matter what I say. Anyway, this five date trek will kick off on March 7th in Bristol. Yeah, that’s about it. Not really too much to say about this one. Sponsored by Metal Hammer.
~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.
Due to some fuck-ups with their visas, it seems that Swedish occult rockers Ghost will not be able to make the tour they had coming up with Enslaved and Alcest. The band was quoted in saying that:
“Due to some last minute complications with our visas, we have been forced to cancel our North American tour.
“We are sorry towards the other bands on the tour, Enslaved and Alcest. And we are most of all tremendously sorry towards all of our fans.
“This is truly beyond our control and we are making everything within our (His) powers to be able to come back to the US as soon as possible and perform for all of you. Our most malicious of wishes.”
The band has also stated that they would do their best to return for a fall tour in the future. You can read the full articlehere although there is not much more to tell. This would really suck for someone who was planning on seeing them. I, on the other hand, weren’t so I’m not brokenhearted.
~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.