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TOM GABRIEL FISCHER DISCUSSES CELTIC FROST REISSUES

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, then it won’t have escaped your notice that Celtic Frost’s seminal discography is, at last, being reissued. The core albums of Morbid Tales, To Mega Therion, Into The Pandemonium and Vanity / Nemesis were previously reissued by Noise Records at the very end of last century; this time, the reissues are far more elaborate. The albums have been fully remastered and lavishly repackaged. Tom Gabriel Fischer has been heavily involved in the reissues since their inception but, as is now well documented, has since removed his endorsement from the project. He explains...
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ZT PREMIERE: Kafirun unleash Eschaton

ZT in association with Seance Records bring you an exclusive stream of the new Kafirun album Eschaton. On June 26th internationally, Seance Records is proud to present Kafirun‘s highly anticipated debut album, Eschaton. A deeply occultic work, Eschaton explores the end of the manifested world – an apocalypse that brings the end of all life and begets the opening of a new beginning through death – and opens this portal through thoroughly dizzying, manically majestic black metal. Finding that elusive balance between the resolutely raw ‘n’ primitive and the dynamically complex, Kafirun create a constantly...
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ZT PREMIERE: Sun Of The Sleepless – In The Realm Of The Bark lyric video

ZT have teamed up with Prophecy Productions to bring an exclusive look at the brand new lyric video from Sun Of The Sleepless – the solo project of Schwadorf of The Vision Bleak and Empyrium. The band creates poetic black metal dirges that twist with cold, raw atmospheres. Despite its formation in 1998, Sun Of The Sleepless will release its full-length debut “To the Elements” in 2017, following the split EP with Nachtmahr (2004), the band’s debut EP “Poems to the Wretches Hearts” (1999) and the coveted 7″ “Tausend Kalte Winter” released in 2000. Speaking about the track, Schwadorf...
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CARACH ANGREN STREAM THEIR ENTIRE NEW ALBUM VIA ZTMAG.COM

We’ve hooked up with Season Of Mist to give a listen to Carach Angren‘s entire new album, Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten, which is due for release on June 16th! The band comment: “You will now be able to listen to our fifth horror concept album Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten in its entirety for the first time. We are incredibly proud of the result and promise that this musical horror story will unfold like a ghoulish rollercoaster ride, making every nightmare that you have had so far feel like a walk in the park. The overall story will introduce you to different otherworldly guests and it is only until the end...
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AKERCOCKE STREAM NEW SONG ‘DISAPPEAR’ FROM UPCOMING ALBUM RENAISSANCE IN EXTREMIS

Legendary progressive death metal eccentrics Akercocke are set to make a triumphant return with their new album Renaissance In Extremis, set for release on 25th August 2017 via Peaceville Records (and now available to pre-order). The band have also revealed ‘Disappear’, the opening track from the highly anticipated opus. Fans will have heard the track played live in the band’s 2016 shows but this is the first chance to hear the studio version. Jason Mendonca tells us that “‘Disappear’ gives a summary insight of all that follows on Renaissance in Extremis. It contains all of the classic Akercocke hallmarks, yet...
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ZT exclusive: New track from Fellwarden

ZT have teamed up with our friends at Eisenwald for a track premiere from the new Fellwarden album Oathbearer which is set for release on June 16th 2017 Created by Fen frontman The Watcher in mid-2014, Fellwarden is a project that aims to evoke the splendour of the fells of northern England, the timeless spirits that imbue the heaving landscape and the valour of honourable souls that transcends such trivial notions of time or nationhood. Defiance, remembrance, sorrow and triumph are given voice by the fury of atmospheric extreme metal. Inspired as much by the written works of David Gemmell, Steven Eriksen, Tolkien and David Hume as it by the...
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ZT INTERROGATION: THUS DEFILED STEP BACK INTO THE SHADOWS

Thus Defiled singer and guitarist Paul C discusses the band’s new EP with ZT’s Paul Castles and explains why after 25 years this will almost certainly be the final hurrah for one of the UK’s most revered underground black metal outfits. ZT: Hi Paul, thanks for keeping ZT up to speed with developments around the band. So what’s the thinking behind the new EP, A Return to the Shadows – although the name itself kind of gives the game away? It’s really exactly that; to the darkness we return – whilst paying tribute to a few bands that inspired us back in the day. ZT: The new EP has four covers and one new track....
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