DIMMU BORGIR has issued the following statement on band’s Official Facebook:
DIMMU BORGIR would like to inform their worldwide fan base that they are NOT participating in ANY upcoming show with Six Feet Under promoted as the “Metallennium Tour.”
It is unsure who is responsible for promoting these shows online. The band cautions against ANY fan purchasing tickets.
Members of the band would like to remind everyone that all upcoming confirmed DIMMU BORGIR shows are posted on the band’s official website and www.facebook.com/DIMMUBORGIR
French retailer Fnac has posted what appears to be the cover artwork for “Evermore Darkly…”, the new mini-album from British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH. Due on October 10 via Peaceville Records, the follow-up to last year’s triumphant “Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa” album will arrive as a CD/DVD package including new tracks and rarities, with a lengthy on-the-road documentary and ten songs filmed live at this year’s Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium, as well as the video for the song “Lilith Immaculate”.
The “Evermore Darkly…” CD features brand new musical beast “Thank Your Lucky Stars”, plus a special remix of “Forgive Me Father”, courtesy of ANTHRAX guitarist Rob Caggiano, an extended rendition of “Lilith Immaculate”, as well as tempered demo versions of three “Darkly, Darkly…” songs. The mini-album closes with a special taster from CRADLE OF FILTH‘s impending orchestral project in the form of a haunting, classic reworking of fan favorite “Summer Dying Fast”.
The “Evermore Darkly…” DVD contains footage from summer 2011 when CRADLE OF FILTH embarked on a rapid spat of tours, accompanied by two eager filmmakers. The resulting documentary, “You Can’t Polish A Turd, But You Can Roll It In Glitter”, combined with performance and interview footage culminates in a forty five minute film of the not so glamorous reality of life in a touring band at work and play, as they trawl their way across Europe over eight performances. The DVD includes an interview with ghoul-guide Dani Filth, interspersed and peppered with live footage and backstage shenanigans, culminating in the entire hour long set from this year’s Graspop Metal Meeting appearance.
According to Dani, “Evermore Darkly…” is “a much-loved musical stop-gap between albums, a pleasure treasure trove of wild and wicked wonders primed especially for fans. Something for them to sink their teeth into this autumn as the CRADLE invasion fleet is primed for future contagion.”
To read our interview with CRADLE OF FILTH, please go HERE.
Swedish metallers THE EMBODIED have inked a deal with Pure Legend Records (a sub-label of Pure Steel Records). The band’s self-titled debut album was recorded at Sonic Train studios in Varberg, Sweden with producer Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND guitarist). The CD include four songs that were previously laid down with Andy in 2009 along with five brand new tracks.
Commented the group: “This is a dream come true. Together with Pure Legend Records, we can create many more dreams. It is an honor to be a spearhead for this company so we hope we can make the guys proud as well as the other way around. We are certain of the professionality within the Pure Steel family and look forward to our future collaboration. THE EMBODIED will create a legend and really fuckin’ good music with the help from the guys at Pure Legend Records.”
THE EMBODIED previously released a demo EP, “Relativity Fade”, in 2006.
THE EMBODIED is:
Marcus Thorell – vocals
Jonathan Mortensen – Guitar
Christoffer Melin – Guitar
Agust Ahlberg – Bass
Axel Janossy – Drums
Tarja Turunen was presented with a gold plaque at the Summer Breeze festival in Dinkelsbühl, Germany for sales in excess of 120,000 copies in Germany alone of her debut solo album, “My Winter Storm”, making her the first Finnish solo artist ever to achieve such a goal. She joins a selected group of Finnish artists who have also been awarded gold albums in Germany: HIM, APOCALYPTICA, THE RASMUS, SUNRISE AVENUE and NIGHTWISH.
Tarja is the only Finnish artist ever to achieve a gold record in Germany as both a solo artist and as a member of a band (NIGHTWISH). Source: Blabbermouth.net
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Did you know Opeth guitarist Fredrik Akesson spoke French? Neither did we; we suspect this interview may have been translated after the fact. Whatever the case may be, if you can read French and feel like getting Fredrik’s thoughts on the upcoming Opeth album Heritage, head on over to MusikUniverse.net and check it out! (And remember, there’s always Google Translate.)
Heritage will be in record stores September 20, but you can pre-order the deluxe version, which includes the album as a CD/DVD set as well as on double vinyl, a 7″ with two bonus tracks, a litho print of the album cover, and a booklet with exclusive photos and other art, at this link.
Drum-cam footage of Mike Terrana‘s performance with former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen at this year’s edition of the Summer Breeze festival in Dinkelsbühl, Germany can be seen below. Source: Blabbermouth.net