Video: Abbath Plays First Show At Tuska Festival

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Former Immortal front man and international black metal icon Abbath (Olve Eikemo) debuted his new band with his namesake, Abbath, this past weekend at the Tuska Festival in Helsinki, FI. Video from their set can be seen at this link and below:

Abbath is joined by King Ov Hell (Tom Cato Visnes from Ov Hell, Gorgoroth, God Seed) on bass, and Baard Kolstad (Borknagar) on drums. The band played a set of mostly covers, all of which Abbath had a hand in writing and a new song ‘Fenrir Hunts’, likely to see release on the new Abbath album due out in 2016 from Season of Mist. The band is already planning a busy 2016 to support the release, and has been named a headliner of the the 2016 Blastfest in Oslo, NO

Abbath’s set list from Tuska Festival

01. Warriors (I cover)
02. Battalions (I cover)
03. Fenrir Hunts (new song)
04. One By One (Immortal cover)
05. Tyrants (Immortal cover)
06. Cursed We Are (I cover)
07. In My Kingdom Cold (Immortal cover)
08. Hordes To War (Immortal cover)
09. Withstand The Fall Of Time (Immortal cover)

Leprous Releasing The Congregation In June

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Norwegian progsters Leprous have completed work on their forthcoming studio album titled The Congregation, which will be released on May 25, 2015 in Europe and June 2, 2015 in North America via InsideOutMusic.

Leprous have recorded the drums, guitars and bass for their new album in Sweden’s Fascination Street / Ghostward Studios with David Castillo (Katatonia, Opeth) and the vocals together with Heidi Solberg Tveitan & Vegard Tveitan at Mnemosyne Studios in Norway. Just like the preceding albums Bilateral and Coal, The Congregation was mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Symphony X, Kreator).

They have announced their upcoming European touring schedule, which the dates are posted below.

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LEPROUS European Tour 2015:
Sep 25: Garage – Bergen (Norway)
Oct 02: Forbraendingen – Copenhagen (Denmark)
Oct 03: Euroblast Festival – Cologne (Germany)
Oct 04: Progpower Europe – Baarlo (The Netherlands)
Oct 05: Le Divan Du Monde – Paris (France)
Oct 06: Le Ferrailleur – Nantes (France)
Oct 08: RCA club – Lisbon (Portugal)
Oct 09: Caracol – Madrid (Spain)
Oct 10: Garaje – Murcia (Spain)
Oct 11: Apolo 2 – Barcelona, (Spain)
Oct 12: Ninkasi Kao – Lyon (France)
Oct 13: Garage – London, (UK)
Oct 14: Ruby Lounge – Manchester (UK)
Oct 15: The Fleece – Bristol (UK)
Oct 16: Jan Hertog – Maasmechelen (Belgium)
Oct 17: Substage – Karlsruhe (Germany)
Oct 19: Legend Club – Milano (Italy)
Oct 24: Majestic Club – Bratislava (Slovakia)
Oct 25: Nova Chmelnice – Prague (Czech Republic)
Oct 26: Progresja – Warszaw (Poland)
Oct 27: Rockcafe – Riga (Latvia)
Oct 28: Nosturi – Helsinki (Finland)
Oct 30: Bryggarsalen – Stockholm (Sweden)
Oct 31: John Dee – Oslo (Norway)

LEPROUS – Live at European Festivals 2015:
Jun 05: Fortarock Festival – Nijmegen (NT)
Jul 11: BeProgMyFriend Festival – Barcelona (ES)
Oct 03: Euroblast Festival – Cologne (DE)
Oct 04: Progpower Europe – Baarlo (NT)

LEPROUS line-up 2015:
Einar Solberg – Lead Vocal, Keys
Tor Oddmund Suhrke – Guitars
Øystein Landsverk – Guitars
Baard Kolstad – Drums

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Solefald Streaming “The Germanic Entity”

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Solefald is streaming “The Germanic Entity” off their newly released album World Metal, out via Indie Recordings, here.

Sample “Bububu Bad Beuys” here.

Their first new studio full-length in over four years, the eight-track World Metal. Kosmopolis Sud was captured in Norway and Tanzania, mixed and mastered by Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost, Cathedral, Angelwitch, Grave Miasma) at Orgone Studio in London and features guest appearances from drummer Baard Kolstad (Borknagar, ICS Vortex), bassist Alexander Bøe (In Vain), guitarist Petter Hallaråker (Rendezvous Point) and keyboardist Sindre Nedland (In Vain, Funeral) as well as renowned world music player Anania Ngoliga of Zanzibar on the kalimba and guitar.

With World Metal. Kosmopolis Sud, Solefald returns to 1999’s postmodern offering, Neonism, both musically and thematically. At the center of World Metal lies the idea of the “Kosmopolis,” or the “World City.” In antiquity, Athens and then Rome were seen as the capitals of the world; in modern times, cities such as Paris, London and Berlin have all competed to be the “Kosmopolis.” Musically, the curious pair continues to challenge their listeners with a complex musical diversity that is at once stunning and startling, their unique compositions serving more as cerebral adventures than mere songs to listen to. Merging raw Norwegian metal and Dutch techno with Norse and African folk rhythms, Solefald has again manifested an out-of-the-ordinary sound. World music with blackened edges; a true celebration of global culture.

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Solefald Streaming “Bububu Bad Beuys”

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Solefald is streaming “Bububu Bad Beuys,” off their new full length release World Metal. Kosmopolis Sud, out February 24, 2015 in North America via Indie Recordings, here.

Their first new studio full-length in over four years, the eight-track Metal. Kosmopolis Sud was captured in Norway and Tanzania, mixed and mastered by Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost, Cathedral, Angelwitch, Grave Miasma) at Orgone Studio in London and features guest appearances from drummer Baard Kolstad (Borknagar, ICS Vortex), bassist Alexander Bøe (In Vain), guitarist Petter Hallaråker (Rendezvous Point) and keyboardist Sindre Nedland (In Vain, Funeral) as well as renowned world music player Anania Ngoliga of Zanzibar on the kalimba and guitar.

World Metal. Kosmopolis Sud
Track Listing:
1. World Music With Black Edges
2. The Germanic Entity
3. Bububu Bad Beuys
4 .Future Universal Histories
5. Le Soleil
6. 2011, Or A Knight Of The Fail
7. String the Bow of Sorrow
8. Oslo Melancholy

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