Heavy Metal News – August 21, 2013

WATAIN: Entire ‘The Wild Hunt’ Album Available For Streaming

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

“The Wild Hunt”, the new album from Swedish black metallers WATAIN, is available for streaming in its entirety in the YouTube clip at this location. The CD will be released on August 19 in Europe and August 20 in USA via the band’s own label His Master’s Noise through Century Media Records.

Produced once again by Tore Stjerna at his Necromorbus studio in Alvik, Sweden, “The Wild Hunt” is a sonic and lyrical tour-de-force that explores WATAIN‘s roots, such as BATHORY and DISSECTION, while also remaining truly unique. Having lost none of their integrity, WATAIN continues to push the boundaries of the scene with their fifth full-length, refusing to compromise their sound and vision. Amid the tracks teeming with the band’s classic sound, “The Wild Hunt” also features clean vocals (a first for the trio!) which, as frontman Erik Danielsson puts it, “is just us being brutally personal and honest. It shows another important facet of the WATAINworld.”

Executed in oil and mixed materials, the cover of “The Wild Hunt” was created by Zbigniew M Bielak, the very same artist who was responsible for the “Lawless Darkness” artwork. The piece depicts one of the inmost shrines of WATAIN‘s temple. As on every classic still life, each object has a significant meaning, while each song of the album is also connected to an object.

“The Wild Hunt” will be released worldwide in the following formats (see below for product details and availability):

* standard CD jewelcase
* limited-edition CD mediabook
* 2LP, 180gr black vinyl
* limited-edition box set
* digital download

“The Wild Hunt”: standard CD jewelcase track-listing (available through normal retail channels and CMDistro.com)

01. Night Vision (3:39)
02. De Profundis (4:33)
03. Black Flames March (6:21)
04. All That May Bleed (4:36)
05. The Child Must Die (6:04)
06. They Rode On (8:43)
07. Sleepless Evil (5:38)
08. The Wild Hunt (6:21)
09. Outlaw (5:07)
10. Ignem Veni Mittere (4:39)
11. Holocaust Dawn (7:07)

“The Wild Hunt”: limited-edition CD mediabook track-listing (includes additional artwork) (available through CMDistro.com)

01. Night Vision (3:39)
02. De Profundis (4:33)
03. Black Flames March (6:21)
04. All That May Bleed (4:36)
05. The Child Must Die (6:04)
06. They Rode On (8:43)
07. Sleepless Evil (5:38)
08. The Wild Hunt (6:21)
09. Outlaw (5:07)
10. Ignem Veni Mittere (4:39)
11. Holocaust Dawn (7:07)
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“The Wild Hunt”: 2LP, 180gr black vinyl track listing (includes special gatefold cover) (available through CMDistro.com)

Side A

01. Night Vision (3:39)
02. De Profundis (4:33)
03. Black Flames March (6:21)
04. All That May Bleed (4:36)

Side B

05. The Child Must Die (6:04)
06. They Rode On (8:43)

Side C

07. Sleepless Evil (5:38)
08. The Wild Hunt (6:21)
09. Outlaw (5:07)

Side D

10. Ignem Veni Mittere (4:39)
11. Holocaust Dawn (7:07)

“The Wild Hunt”: limited-edition box set

– 1,000 copies worldwide, available through normal retail channels
– 2,000 copies in gold vinyl, only available through www.cmdistro.com
– 2,000 in red vinyl and a very special second 7” exclusively atwww.wolfwear.net

Contents

– 2LP, 180gr black vinyl in special gatefold cover
– limited edition CD mediabook with additional artwork
– altar cloth (100cm x 100cm) *
– poster (120cm x 60cm) *
– metal pin *
– postcards *
– bonus 7” with “When Stars No More Shine” (original 1998 version and 2013 re-record) *

* Exclusively available in the box set
Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/watain-entire-the-wild-hunt-album-available-for-streaming/#X6MmZulOM7yaVoAY.99

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KATATONIA: Lyric Video For Reimagined ‘The One You Are Looking For Is Not Here’

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

KATATONIA, Sweden’s master of dark rock, have released a lyric video for the reworked version of “The One You Are Looking For Is Not Here”, taken from the group’s upcoming “Dethroned And Uncrowned” album. The lyric video can be viewed at this location. The song originally appeared on KATATONIA‘s critically acclaimed 2012 release “Dead End Kings”, which has been reimagined on “Dethroned And Uncrowned”.

“Dethroned And Uncrowned” will be made available on September 10 in North America and will mark the band’s first release on Kscope — sister label to KATATONIA‘s longtime home Peaceville Records — to celebrate the label’s fifth anniversary.

KATATONIA guitarist and founding member Anders Nyström commented: “The synopsis is simple and album title won’t lie; the drums will be dethroned and the distorted rhythm guitars will be uncrowned! Instead, we’ll place the emphasis on the many layers of ambience, with the melodies staying central and the vocal harmonies representing the heart of the album.

“Think of the album like a person’s face in the hands of a surgeon, whose appearance is gonna change, but it’s still the same person behind that face and we guess an important factor, in this case, would be that the surgeon itself is obviously KATATONIA, not a stranger! If there’s one album in our repertoire that’s suited for a thing like this, it’s ‘Dead End Kings’.”

The album was funded by a successful PledgeMusic campaign that helped make the recording possible.

KATATONIA will release “Dethroned And Uncrowned” before embarking on a co-headlining North American tour, “Uncrowned & Vertikal Tour”, with CULT OF LUNA plus special guests INTRONAUT and TESSERACT. The two-week run will commence September 23 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Added KATATONIA vocalist Jonas Renkse: “Dear North Americans! We are happy to announce yet another co-headline tour in support of ‘Dead End Kings’, this time with fellow Swedes CULT OF LUNA plus support from INTRONAUT (U.S.) and TESSERACT (U.K.)!

“Since we have been touring your continent quite a bit the last few years, we thought it was about time to re-decorate the good ol’ setlist a little. Right now we are rehearsing and going through some of our hidden gems, songs that we haven’t yet picked up or rarely have played live before. It will probably be as exciting for you as it is for us!

“Please note that it won’t be an ‘old-school’ party, but an evening with atmosphere so thick you could cut it with a knife! Oh, and we will probably have time to play some of the ‘hits’ as well. All in all, we will squeeze out as much KATATONIA as possible each and every night, so let’s do this one together once again, shall we?”

“Dethroned And Uncrowned” will be available on double LP, download and as 2 disc (CD and DVD-AV) digibook set, which also features a 5.1 surround mix of the album.

“Dethroned And Uncrowned” track listing:

01. The Parting
02. The One You Are Looking For Is Not Here
03. Hypnone
04. The Racing Heart
05. Buildings
06. Leech
07. Ambitions
08. Undo You
09. Lethean
10. First Prayer
11. Dead Letters

“Dead End Kings” sold 3,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 138 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at position No. 4 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/katatonia-lyric-video-for-reimagined-the-one-you-are-looking-for-is-not-here/#AX22og0M7LhErkgz.99

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MEGADETH: ‘Countdown To Extinction: Live’ Due In September

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

In November and December of 2012, MEGADETH blazed hot on the band’s “Countdown To Extinction 20th Anniversary Tour”, ripping through their entire double platinum 1992 album from start to finish before performing other classics from their recorded catalog. Recorded and filmed at Los Angeles’ Fox Theatre last December,“Countdown to Extinction: Live” is a definitive document of the acclaimed, sold-out tour.

In addition to MEGADETH‘s blistering performance of the entire “Countdown To Extinction” album, including the essential “Symphony Of Destruction”“Foreclosure Of A Dream”“Sweating Bullets” and “Skin O’ My Teeth”“Countdown to Extinction: Live” features all of the other MEGADETH classics the band performed at the epic concert, including “Holy Wars” and “Hangar 18” from 1990’s “Rust In Peace”“Peace Sells” from the band’s influential, platinum-certified 1986 album “Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?”, and “Trust” from 1997’s platinum certified “Cryptic Writings”.

On September 24, “Countdown To Extinction: Live” will be released on CD, DVD and Blu-ray via Capitol.

“Countdown To Extinction: Live” track listing:

01. Intro
02. Architecture Of Aggression
03. Ashes In Your Mouth
04. Captive Honour
05. Countdown To Extinction
06. Foreclosure Of A Dream
07. Hangar 18
08. High Speed Dirt
09. Holy Wars
10. Peace Sells
11. Psychotron
12. Public Enemy
13. She Wolf
14. Skin O’ My Teeth
15. Sweating Bullets
16. Symphony Of Destruction
17. This Was My Life
18. Trust
19. Outro
Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/megadeth-countdown-to-extinction-live-due-in-september/#PGyXCjeMxB2RopcL.99

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