Swedish Progressive Metal icons Burst have reunited after a 12-year abscence. They disbanded indefinitely after a string of acclaimed albums and a final live show in December 2009. Aside from a one-off appearance at Spain’s Be Prog festival in 2018, the band has been silent. This fall, Pelagic Records will release A Labyrinth of Layers – an exclusive vinyl box set of the classic triptych Prey On Life (2003), Origo (2005) and Lazarus Bird (2008). Originally released on CD through Relapse Records, the box set will include the band’s three masterworks, remastered and graphically refurbished, with all new artwork and special collector’s items. To celebrate the upcoming box set, the band announce their new partnership with Netherlands-based booking agency, Doomstar Bookings and a short string of live performances in the Nordic this coming November, with more European plans for 2023. Check out a message from the band:
After a few months of teasing one, God Forbid have announced their first reunion show in over nine years. Guitarist Doc Coyle ( also of Bad Wolves) has posted on his social media about their upcoming show at Blue Ridge Rock Festival. Based on the photo they have released, it appears they won’t be joined by second guitarist Matt Wicklund who joined the band from 2009 to 2013. Instead, perhaps original guitarist Dallas Coyle (brother of Doc, who has a new band SVSPVRP), who left in 2009 will be returning to the stage. More on this as it unfolds.
Arriving in 1989 towards the tail end of the thrash metal scene, San Francisco act Mordred may have only been together for five years but showed more invention and innovation in that time than some bands achieved over a much longer period.