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SUNN O))) ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THEIR EUROPEAN TOUR FOR SPRING 2019

Sunn O)))) have announced their first European tour since 2016, which includes their first ever French tour (not including Paris), and a return to old haunt Kampnagel in Hamburg, mythical Paradiso in Amsterdam, as well as headlining Elevate festival in Graz, and Divadlo Archa Prague. The current concert lineup extends around power trio of Stephen O’Malley (Guitar), Greg Anderson (Guitar), and their valve guru and long time collaborator Tos Nieuwenhuizen (Moog), alongside selected special guests. Together they relentlessly pursue their exploration and elaboration of Sunn O)))’s experiments with the physicality of sound in...
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OBITUARY: KING FOWLEY PAYS TRIBUTE TO DECEASED DRUMMER DAVE CASTILLO

DAVE CASTILLO November 25th, 1974 – November 12th, 2018 Deceased drummer Dave Castillo has passed away at age 43. Tragically, he died this past Monday, November 12th, while visiting family in El Salvador; the apparent cause of death is drowning. Deceased founder and vocalist King Fowley offered the following words about Castillo, his bandmate and – above all – friend: “On Monday, November 12th, Deceased drummer and dear friend Dave Castillo died unexpectedly in his homeland of El Salvador. His sudden passing has crushed our hearts! Me growing up as singing/drummer in Deceased for close to two decades and being...
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NORWAY’S EXPERIMENTALISTS PICTURE ANN LET ‘ITS WILD BEAUTY’ COMPILATION LOOSE

Past ZT covermount collaborator Picture Ann emerged back in 2009, with the aim of composing and recording lo-fi metal/ambient/minimalistic rock music rather intuitively and on the spur of the moment. The first Picture Ann album entitled Blaspheme 2009 was released by 9th Meridian Records in June 2010 followed by an EP entitled Cinema Screen Sadism. Following the release of a Picture Ann/Sagntid/Vornoff split CD consisting of mostly unreleased material in August 2013, the full-length assault entitled A Bone Case for Papery Skin was unearthed digitally in March 2014 while the third album, The Darkness Had Texture, followed suit in January...
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VIDEO PREMIERE: SWEDEN’S DIABOLICAL UNVEIL THEIR NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘WE ARE DIABOLICAL&...

Blackened death metallers Diabolical are premiering the first single and music video ‘We Are Diabolical’, taken from their sixth studio album Eclipse, which is set for release on February 15th via Indie Recordings. More than 20 years after their formation in northern Sweden, the innovative death/black metal hybrid has created Eclipse, a concept album which reflects on the dark side of humanity which, according to their press release, aims to ‘force the listener to explore his own diabolical side’. With high production values, some impressive hair swinging and a track that seamlessly blends brutality and melancholy,...
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PREMIERE: DAN CAPP’S WOLCENSMEN PROJECT SHARES A TRACK FROM THEIR REISSUED ALBUM

We’re pleased to be able to share music from Wolcensmen‘s forthcoming album Songs From The Fyrgen, due for release on November 30th via Norway’s Indie Recordings. For those who don’t know, Wolcensmen is the project of Dan Capp – also of the UK’s Winterfylleth – and comprises dark acoustic music and folklore. Most of us who listen to extreme music need to come up for air every once in a while – some more often than others; bands making music like this can provide us with an atmosphere we crave without crushing us to pieces under its weight. Songs From The Fyrgen was originally released (and sold...
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MOURNFUL CONGREGATION SPREAD CHEER WITH NEWS OF A DOUBLE VINYL RELEASE OF ‘THE BOOK OF KINGS&#...

Mournful Congregation prepare to release a long-awaited deluxe vinyl edition of The Book Of Kings – the sprawling, lauded, 2011-released album by the Australian funeral doom purveyors. Having begun the year with their The Incubus Of Karma album, their 2018 campaign will end with a sumptuous vinyl edition of The Book Of Kings. Requested by fans for several years, this version of the album will be presented on two slabs of vinyl housed in a gatefold cover featuring the original artwork and accented with metallic bronze print, along with a full-sized, 12-page booklet. The Book Of Kings double vinyl version will be released on December...
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