Cult of Luna – Roadburn 2016
November 19, 2015
2016 will mark a decade since Cult of Luna unleashed Somewhere Along The Highway – catapulting them to the top of end of year lists, and in to prized positions in record collections the world over. The raw – and at times visceral – album marked a departure from previous album, Salvation, in terms of both production and pure, naked energy.
Whilst the last ten years has seen the ascendency of Cult of Luna’s star, as well as two further stunning albums (2008’s Eternal Kingdom, and 2013’s Vertikal), Somewhere Along The Highway remains something of a marker in this history of the band. It seems fitting then, that just a week shy of the album’s official anniversary, Cult of Luna will be performing the album in full at the 013 venue on Thursday 14 April 2016.
Cult of Luna performed at both the 2008 and 2013 editions of Roadburn – and are among the most requested bands to warrant repeat bookings. This time around, they’ll be ramping up the intensity of their live performance a notch further than we even thought possible.
The festival say:
“It’s an honour to welcome back Cult of Luna to Roadburn Festival; the threads of their influence are weaved throughout many of the bands that have appeared on our line ups over the years. Join us as we honour the seminal importance of Somewhere Along The Highway, and celebrate all that Cult of Luna have achieved since its inception.”
Roadburn Festival takes place between 14 – 17 April 2016 at the 013 venue, in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Tickets are on sale now!
ABBATH – New Track & Tour Dates
November 12, 2015
The first official taster of Abbath’s long-awaited debut album is now streaming exclusively with Metal Hammer.
“We are proud to present Winter Bane as the first recorded track from our upcoming album,” says Abbath. “This song comes with many of the qualities that are the essence of this band: epic, honest, powerful, and a heavy headbanger.”
The self-titled LP is due 23 January 2016 on Season Of Mist.
New shows have also been added in Greece, Bulgaria and Romania… Tickets available here.
Vennart live video for ‘Infatuate’; UK tour later this month
November 2, 2015
Ex-Oceansize frontman and current Biffy Clyro touring guitarist Mike Vennart released his debut solo album titled ‘The Demon Joke’ earlier this year, and will go out with his band on a UK headlining tour later in November. At the end of Summer, they played a triumphant live show at Arctangent Festival, and you can now see a live video of the track ‘Infatuate’ filmed at that very performance.
23/11/15 – Nottingham, Bodega Social Club
24/11/15 – London, Bush Hall
25/11/15 – Manchester, Deaf Institute
26/11/15 – Glasgow, King Tut’s
27/11/15 – Wakefield, The Hop
Tickets are available from: http://bit.ly/1Gf1q1G
Support on all dates comes from psychedelic rockers Knifeworld & noise-rock duo Cleft.
Dragged Into Sunlight – New Music & Dates!
October 15, 2015
Next year, Dragged Into Sunlight shall perform the following dates with Gnaw Their Tongues:
15th The Brudenell, Leeds, UK
16th Kuudes Linja, Helsinki, FI
17th Vulkan Arena, Oslo, NO
12th Borderline, London, UK
13th Het Bos, Antwerp, BE
14th Patronaat, Haarlem, NL
26th Maryland DeathFest, Baltimore, US*
4th Temples Festival, Bristol, UK
*Dragged Into Sunlight only
N.V. will be released on 13 November 2015 via Prosthetic Records
Stream Visceral Repulsion now at CVLT Nation:
New signing – Oceans of Slumber
October 9, 2015
We’re pleased to bring Oceans of Slumber onto the NMC Live roster!
Founded in 2011, OCEANS OF SLUMBER mystify listeners with atmospheric melodies over darkened dynamics that range from the perversely sinister to the adventurously progressive. Creating an undeniably epic wall of sound that has become the Texans’ trademark.
New Noise describes their ‘Blue’ EP, re-released by Century Media:
“With ‘Blue’, we’re introduced to a softer and more progressive style of musicianship that I feel goes together much better with the band’s moniker as well as a rhapsodic dose of sugar in the band’s new frontwoman, Cammie Gilbert. Her soulful and passionate voice seems to be the icing on this extravagantly proggy cake, which contains one original and covers from from Candlemass, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and even Emperor.”
Check out their cover of Candlemass’ “Solitude”.