HEILUNG are now announcing the re-scheduled and updated tour dates for 2021 & 2022. The Enigmatic world music outfit will kick off the first tour in November 2021 together with special guest and label mates GAAHLS WYRD on selected dates during the run.
HEILUNG are furthermore updating their previously announced Russian tour dates for 2022. A full list of confirmed shows can now be found below.
Ticket sales have already kicked off and are expected to run low very fast. We therefore recommend purchasing them on time.
HEILUNG Europe 05 Oct 21 Denver, CO (US) Red Rocks Amphitheater 04 Nov 21 Stockholm (SE) Annexet 07 Nov 21 Helsinki (FI) Kulttuuritalo 12 Nov 21 Prague (CZ) Forum Karlin* 17 Nov 21 Munich (DE) Zenith* 19 Nov 21 Berlin (DE) Tempodrom* 03 Dec 21 Tilburg (NL) 013* 05 Dec 21 Zürich (CH) Halle 622* 08 Dec 21 London (UK) O2 Brixton Academy* 10 Dec 21 Dublin (IE) National Stadium 12 Dec 21 Brussels (BE) Cirque Roya* 14 Dec 21 Paris (FR) Olympia* 16 Dec 21 Bochum (DE) Ruhrcongress* 18 Dec 21 Copehagen (DK) Forum Black Box* *Support from GAAHLS WYRD
HEILUNG Russia/Belarus 11 Apr 22 Minsk (BY) – Prime Hall 13 Apr 22 St Petersburg (RU) – Aurora Concert Hall 15 Apr 22 Moscow (RU) – Glav Club 17 Apr 22 Ekaterinburg (RU) – Tele Club
HEILUNG will be touring in support of their latest album ‘Futha’, which was released on June 28, 2019.
Two weeks after the official release of THE AMENTA‘s fourth album “Revelator”, the Australian Avantgarde Metalheads add eerie and Horror-esk moving pictures to another one of their tracks. Acknowledging the theatric feeling of their new compositions, ‘Psoriastasis’ is the third song – after ‘Sere Money’ and ‘An Epoch Ellipsis’ – for which movie maker and artist Garth Hurley and frontman Cain Cressall amplify THE AMENTA’s art with visual components.
“‘Psoriastasis‘ […] is a punishing assault, with brief bursts of hissing synth and a desolate mid-song breakdown that tempers the otherwise unrelenting track. The visuals accompanying the single are pure nightmare fuel to give you the creeps.”
‘Psoriastasis‘ can now be streamed on the YouTube channel of Debemur Morti Productions.
Cain Cressall – vocalist and horror movie fanatic – enjoys giving birth to the cinematic atmosphere present in THE AMENTA’s new compositions, as he states in a longer comment:
“Each track has a very cinematic feel about it. There is a great depth in terms of the production values, as well as the dynamics between instruments, dynamics within the arrangements, and the range of emotional expression. These are all factors which were considered very intensely throughout the entire evolution of the record. Whether a song leans more heavily toward atmospheric qualities or toward solid hooks, they each have a unique, stand-alone personality which drags the listener through a visceral journey. It just came down to time, and how many songs we could realistically create solid visual accompaniment for, amongst everything else that was going on. Essentially, we chose songs which give a good representation of the various flavours that can be found across the album. ‘Psoriastasis’ may be the most upfront, aggressive song on the album. After a few clips of songs that showed off more ambient aspects of the mind, we thought it was time to tear some faces off.”
Followers of THE AMENTA’s work will notice that the video clip for ‘Psoriastasis‘ resembles more the one done for ‘Sere Money‘ than the black and white attack which ‘An Epoch Ellipsis‘ has to offer. This was a conscious choice, but not so much because these songs are more intertwined, but because the idea and approach to finding fitting images for both compositions followed the same idea:
“With ‘Psoriastasis’ we wanted to return to the same method of actively listening to the subconscious to suggest the images that make up the clip. I have noticed, in viewing the clips again, that there are certain themes and images that have re-occurred across each clip. It will be interesting to know if others spot them. Both ‘Sere Money’ and ‘Psoriastasis’, while not consciously linked, do come from the same well-spring of subconscious suggestion and so they have a similar feel, and potentially similar themes, without that being something we have attempted to force”, explains Cain.
Helpful for the creation of the visual elements for both ‘Sere Money‘ and ‘Psoriastasis‘ and for finding suitable actors and actresses were vocalist Cain’s good contacts into the world of theatre, as he narrates vividly:
“I reached out to a West Australian talent agency called O Entertainment who organized the ballerinas for the ‘Sere Money’ video. I have worked in various backstage theatre roles over the years, so I’m very fortunate to have a lot of wonderful contacts in the WA theatre industry. The ‘Sere Money’ dancers were such brilliant performers and professionals, so returning to their agent just seemed like an obvious place to start looking for performance kids. Obviously, young girls working with a complete stranger is a delicate issue. For me to be choreographing the kids on my own, looking like an utterly disturbed creeper, would have certainly been a very ambitious venture! Thankfully, the agency’s director, Olivia O., accompanied us on set to lead the children under my guidance. The kids have a strong relationship with Olivia as a fantastic teacher and choreographer, so it was essential in making the experience comfortable for the children, as well as their mothers (who were also on set with us). It must have been quite a bizarre experience for the kids and their Mums, since their only experience up until that point was in traditional, conventional forms of dance!
“Revelator” is out now on CD, vinyl, tape, and digitally. Orders are possible via the label’s EU, US, and Bandcamp shops.
THE AMENTA is ugly, dissonant, electronically-lacerated Extreme Metal from Australia, featuring the core creative line-up of Cain Cressall (Vocals), Erik Miehs (Guitars) and Timothy Pope (Keyboards, Samples & Effects) with Dan Quinlan (Bass) and drummer David Haley (PSYCROPTIC, ex-ABORTED) rounding out the lineup.
Early experiments with dissonance resulted in 2002’s “Mictlan” MCD. Two years later, the band had signed to Listenable Records who released the debut full length, “Occasus”. Next came 2008’s divisive “n0n” album. “n0n” was a dense, ugly, sprawling hymn to urban decay. A filthy paean to political manipulation. It was anti-everything.
Upon returning to Australia after extensive European and American touring, THE AMENTA recorded a free download of a huge multimedia release in 2011 entitled “V01D”. The release featured the new title track, re-recordings of tracks from the two previous albums, as well as professionally filmed and recorded live performances and film clips. The new song showcased one of many new directions THE AMENTA could take. Epic chords held in stasis by drones: melody where before there had only been dissonance.
In 2013, THE AMENTA released “Flesh Is Heir”. The most organic and open of THE AMENTA’s releases to date, “Flesh Is Heir” built huge sculptures of sound from decayed choir loops and found percussion, the strongest riffs and guitar hooks in THE AMENTA back catalogue and an immaculate vocal performance.
After taking a hiatus from live performance in 2014, the band resumed activity in 2019. Inchoate rumblings slowly took shape. In 2020, THE AMENTA is excited to announce a partnership with Debemur Morti Productions, a label whose name is synonymous with art and with the most forward thinking bands in extreme music.
Occult death metallers GRAVE MIASMA have announced the upcoming release of Abyss Of Wrathful Deities.
Decibel Magazine is hosting the exclusive premiere of the video for album track “Rogyapa.” Watch it now at this location.
Abyss of Wrathful Deities will be out on CD, vinyl, cassette and digital formats through Dark Descent Records (US) and Sepulchral Voice (Europe) on May 14th.
Guardians of Death (05:52)
Ancestral Waters (06:42)
Erudite Decomposition (06:27)
Under the Megalith (06:22)
Demons of the Sand (06:02)
Exhumation Rites (07:17)
Kingdoms Beyond Kailash (06:15)
Abyss Of Wrathful Deities is GRAVE MIASMA’s latest opus after five years of quiescence. Bone-breaking, aggressive and demonic Death Metal pairs with the accomplished and progressive production of Jaime Gomez Arellano (Orgone Studios), forming a sepulchral miasma which elevates the band’s songwriting to a previously unrivaled level.
Developing on the powerful and dark sound pursued on Endless Pilgrimage, the London trio presents nine distinctively enigmatic tracks on death and resurrection, the demons of far-away lands and Tibetan burial rituals. GRAVE MIASMA are both the circling vulture and the epiphany, equally well-versed in the raw and primitive as they are in technical lead guitar orgies. Music not as a means of style, but as an accurately-wielded sharp scythe.
The reverence to South American titans is obvious, yet the band has the approach of merging (de)composition with creativity, creating a contemporary yet absolutely timeless atmosphere.
Do not gaze long into the abyss, for it will devour you…
Italian singer-songwriter Filippo Alessio and his solo project BRANCO will release the EP ‘2050‘ on March 12th, via Volcano Records.
After the split from Breaking Larsen Theory, his debut band, the singer-songwriter Filippo Alessio, intent on venturing into the city of angels with a new solo project, gives life to BRANCO, an experiment that wants to combine the roots of classic rock and blues with cinematic atmospheres and electronic music. In January 2020 he takes part together with Volcano Records & Promotion in the Namm Show in Anaheim and the recording sessions of his first EP. at the Steakhouse Studios, in Hollywood where he filmed a gig toghether 5 other projects of the Volcano roster, released in a DVD on December 23 of the same year.
WANIKIYA ROSTER is proud to welcome into their roster the artist who has been in the international professional music scene for year, Michele ‘Dr. Viossy’ Vioni! He is Guitarist of Michele Luppi (Whitesnake), Dyanonymous, VivaldiMetal Project, solo artist, recording artist, producer and youtuber. He worked as a session player for the European tours of Blaze Bailey (Iron Maiden), Edu Falaschi (Angra, Almas), TM Stevens (James Brown, Tina Turner, Steve Vai…). Author of the acclaimed “eXtreme Hard Rock Guitar” method, published by Carisch.
He is the most clicked Italian Rock / Metal guitarist on YouTube (as well as 130,000 subscribers). His electric guitar version of the Sonata al Beethoven’s Moonlight has gone viral in a short time and now has 16 million views and numerous imitation attempts! Michele works as a celebrity guitar coach with the Oksana School of Music (Beverly Hills – USA). He is a special tutor at the MMI – Modern Music Institute, an institute for improvement of high musical disciplines founded by Alex Stornello.
Michele is a proud endorser of several brands: GNG Negrini Guitars, BRBS Amplification, Red Seven Amplification, Jad & Freer, Two-Notes Audio Engineering, Intune Gp custom guitar picks and IK Multimedia.
Cathartic black metal outfit GAEREA are proud to announce their collaboration with Portuguese guitar strap manufacturer STRAP for the creation of custom made ‘Sigil’ guitar straps. The three unique and high quality leather models will also be available for purchase via the official GAEREA shop HERE.
GAEREA comment: “Ladies and Gentlemen who wander through the Vast Vortex! Today we are thrilled to announce a major step up from our Endorsement with Strap Portugal in order to bring you a custom Guitar and Bass Strap line following Gaerea’s Higher standards of Perfection, comfort and high quality materials. It makes total sense for us to work and partner up with growing Portuguese companies who are always on the hunt for pushing their own boundaries to higher grounds and our fellow countrymen STRAP are no different! Completely manufactured in Portugal, these are our personal Straps which will follow us on stage every single night from now on! You can buy any of these 3 unique items at the Vortex Webstore and be assured you’re not just getting a random accessory. These units are as important as your instrument, providing you te balance and comfort you need to endure long tours and set lists without any damage on its overall build or, most importantly, your back. As stated, one Strap will last you a lifetime!“
GAEREA have previoulsy announced their very first arrival in Ireland, in September 2021. Together with WINTERFYLLETH, the band will bring their Vortex Performance to Limerick, Dublin and Belfast. Tickets are available HERE.
GAEREA will be re-airing their virtual concert with Gimme TV on Saturday, March 6 @ 21:00 CET! In addition to performing their sophomore record ‘Limbo’ in full, the band will also be selling exclusive merch and will be present for a live Q&A in the chat. More information can be found HERE.