Uada – Haunting Europe 2017 Part II – The Spectral Summer Tour

– Haunting Europe 2017

Part II – The Spectral Summer Tour

20.7 – 24.7. FR – Simandre-sur-Suran / Ragnard Rock Festival
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31.7. CH – Zürich / Werk 21 Dynamo + Tardigrada, Bloodcrown, E-L-R
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01.08 IT – Milano / Blue Rose Club + Blaze of Sorrow, Nibiru, Tannoizer

02.08 D/AT/CH – Secret Show + tba

03.08 AT – Graz / Explosiv + Eschaton, Necifer

04.08 SI – Ljubljana / Kino Siska + Wolves in the Throne Room
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05.08 SK – Myjava / Loud Farm Festival
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06.08 SK – TBA

07.08 DE – TBA

08.08 DE – TBA

10.08 – 12.08. DE – Schlotheim / Party.San Open Air
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16.08. DE – Dinkelsbühl / Summer Breeze
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17.08. DE – Barth / Barther Metal Open Air
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18.08. DE – Waldmünchen / Void Fest (sold out!)

19.08. BE – Mean / Metal Mean Festival
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20.08. FR – Saint Nolff / Motocultor Festival
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Waves of fire: VANUM – ‘Burning Arrow’ out August 25th

We are proud to announce a new partnership with USA based VANUM to release the CD / Digital version of their latest EP ‘Burning Arrow’ on August 25th. Eisenwald will also be handling additional merchandising for European customers to be available around the release and beyond. Stream the full EP » here «

Burning Arrow is the second release from Vanum, the collaborative project of K. Morgan (Ash Borer, Predatory Light) and M. Rekevics (Fell Voices, Vilkacis, Vorde). Following their debut album, Realm of Sacrifice (released on Profound Lore Records) the Burning Arrow EP reveals a band both expanding their sonic palette and rigorously seeking the distillation of their own essence.

Though the sound of the band hasn’t ultimately changed wildly, there have been key shifts that distinguish this release from not only Morgan and Rekevics’ other bands, but also Vanum’s own previous output. The duration of the individual songs, as well as the arc of the entire mLP, have been streamlined and trimmed of all fat. A muscularity and sense of triumphant might define the composition. This increased focus on riff-craft, embraced while managing not to eschew atmosphere, reveals the significant influence of classic Hellenic black metal alongside the furious Slavic sound that has consistently been a part of Vanum’s musical identity. This new sonic influence, paired with a more belligerent and outward looking lyrical approach, serve to create an aura of bombastic power and arrogant glory; a marked contrast to the largely melancholy and inward looking mood and concept of the previous album.

Perhaps ultimately, the name of the release is the most convenient illustration of it’s own essential qualities. Realm of Sacrifice was marked by both the sorrow and endurance evoked and demanded by the rite of ritual sacrifice, while Burning Arrow is exactly what it’s own namesake would also suggest; Concise, cutting, and ablaze with warlike intention. The sharpened point of Vanum.

Recorded and mixed by Andrew Oswald. Mastered by Dan Lowndes with cover art by Todd Ryan White.

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VANUM just announced selected live dates on the East Coast and Austin, TX this fall. See all dates and the official tour add below.

Follow VANUM via Facebook and visit Psychic Violence Records for any North American related orders and the LP edition of ‘Burning Arrow’. We will be stocking the vinyl in due time for European customers.

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UADA announce “The Black Autumn, White Spring” US tour 2017

UADA reveal dates and artwork for their “The Black Autumn, White Spring Tour” tour 2017.  The tour poster was once again crafted by Misanthropic-Art.

May 21st – Portland, OR – Star Theater
May 22nd – Boise, ID – Wastelander Studios
May 23rd – Bozeman, MT – Zebra Cocktail Lounge
May 24th – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
May 25th – Detroit, MI – New Dodge Lounge
May 26th – Columbus, OH – The Shrunken Head
May 27th – Baltimore, MD – Maryland Deathfest | facebook | tickets
May 28th – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
May 29th – Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
May 30th – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
May 31st – Indianapolis, IN – Black Circle Brewing Co.
June 1st – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
June 2nd – Gathering of Shadows | facebook
June 3rd – Gathering of Shadows | facebook
June 4th – Denver, CO – Herman’s Hideaway
June 5th – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
June 6th – Reno, NV – Shea’s Tavern
June 7th – Oakland, CA – Golden Bull
June 15th – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s – NW Terror Fest | facebook | tickets

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FELLWARDEN – ‘Oathbearer’ Album details revealed

In the deepest shadows of the mist-wreathed fells of England, ancient spirits are restless…

Created by Fen frontman The Watcher in mid-2014, Fellwarden is a project that aims to convoke 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 – metal steeped in ambience, passion and exultation.

Inspired as much by the written works of David Gemmell, Steven Eriksen, Tolkien and David Hume as  it by the musical output of early Ulver, Summoning, Drudkh, Negura Bunget, Emperor and Bathory, ‘Oathbearer’ presents 6 tracks of windswept, soaring, epic black metal. Biting guitars and desperate vocals interplay with distant choirs and panoramic synths, soundscapes echoing of conflicts long past that resonate still within the core of mankind. Invoking also the rearing grandeur of England’s  fell-country, the whole record is underpinned by a cavernous percussive battery courtesy of Havenless (also of Fen and Virophage).

‘Oathbearer’ is a heavily textured release and represents the culmination of nearly two years of work – with its evocative songwriting and passionate performances, it is sure to resonate with those who look beyond the material and the banal.
It is due to be released on ‘16/06/2017’ on both CD and vinyl formats with the following tracklisting:

  1. Guardian Unboumd
  2. Sun of Ending
  3. Wayfarer Eternal
  4. In Death, Valiant
  5. A Cairn-Keeper’s Lament
  6. Sorrowborn

Recorded 2015 – 2016 at Shockwave Studios except drums recorded at Havenless Studio. Mixed by The Watcher, mastered by Greg Chandler at Priory Studios.

The Watcher – Voices, strings, synths
Havenless – Battery


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BLAZE OF SORROW – ‘Astri’ Album details revealed

Hailing from Italy, Blaze of Sorrow was born ten years ago as a musical vessel to deliver themes of sorrow and self-reflection through nature-inspired black metal with a number of folk influences. Masterminded by multi-instrumentalist Peter, after several demos they quickly caught the attention of the underground with their self-released ‘L’ultimo Respiro’ debut albums, a record steeped in an ambience of despair and longing.

Since then, Peter has continued to fashion Blaze of Sorrow’s unique approach to atmosphere across a further three full-length albums – fusing the essence of the night sky and the tranquillity of the wilderness with outpourings of pure anguish, the band has distilled their own instantly-recognisable sound to increasing effect throughout their career.

And so in 2017, it almost feels like destiny that to mark a decade of existence, Blaze of Sorrow have chosen to join the Eisenwald roster to release their fifth album. ‘Astri’ is a fitting tribute to what the band have achieved so far in their career as well as offering a further development of their sound. Delicate acoustic guitars and sibilant, whispered vocals are contrasted with raging chords and furious percussion (courtesy of long-standing drummer N) to deliver a truly immersive and atmospheric experience. Taking cues from legendary acts such as Agalloch and Katatonia, Blaze of Sorrow paint paeans to melancholy on waves of searing melody in a beguiling blend of dark folk and raging extreme metal.

The encroaching autumnal twilight and desolate lamentations to the lost are what Blaze of Sorrow call home – and they invite you to join them.
“Astri” is set to be released on ‘09/06/2017’ on CD /LP and digital formats with the following tracklisting:

5-Il Ballo Silvestre
7-Io, Nessuno

Line Up:
Peter: guitars, bass, synths, accordion and vocals
NEVON (N) : drums

Artwork by Elisa Urbinati:

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