FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Damnation Festival 2019, Leeds University

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Damnation Festival is upon us, returning tomorrow, 2 November for that is extreme, unholy, and revolutionary in music. The festival is Sold out completely. Among the bands on the stacked bill are Opeth, Mayhem, The Vintage Caravan, Alcest, Venom Prison, Birds in Row, Dawn Ray’d, Imperial Triumphant, Lord Dying, Inter Arma, Primordial, Dragged Into Sunlight, Gaahl’s Wyrd, Gost, Voices, Blood Red Throne, Jo Quail and Carnation, and more. Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 46 – Johnny Galyon of Northwest Hesh Fest

Northwest Hesh Fest is this coming weekend in Portland OR, September 19th – and it looks awesome! Headlined by Red Fang, and featuring appearances by Acid King, Witch Mountain, Big Business, Necrot, Fat Tony, Lord Dying, Nebula, Sasquatch, Holy Grove, and many more. We caught up with Johnny Gaylon, the booker of the fest and past events in Portland and at places such as South By Southwest (SXSW), and we learned about his past history in the scene, just what goes into booking the fest and why downtown Portland rules for events like this! Get your tickets to the event here, check back tomorrow for our festival preview, and check back in a few weeks for a review and photo set.

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Lord Dying – Mysterium Tremendum

You can’t fault Oregonian sludgesters Lord Dying for compromising on their band name. It’s so Doom-friendly, you could hang yourself off it, right after smoking the carpet because it might be made of hemp. Nor can you fault the title of their third album, Mysterium Tremendum (eOne), redolent, as it is, of harsh truths and cosmic indifference. Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 12: Erik Olson of Lord Dying Talks New Album, Going Prog, and The Afterlife

Ghost Cult had the pleasure of chatting with vocalist/guitarist Erik Olson of Lord Dying recently for the podcast. He chatted about the bands’ new album, Mysterium Tremendum, releasing via their new record label eOne on April 26th. Erik talked about the loss of a loved one that drove the content of the album, new members in the bands, concept albums, and getting in touch with their psychedelic and progressive side. You can pre-order the album in all formats here, and check out our chat!  Continue reading

Opeth, Birds In Row, Lord Dying, Wheel, Imperial Triumphant and More Booked For Damnation Festival 2019

Long-running UK Metal festival Damnation has announced their first headliner for later this year, along with other bands. Opeth will headline the fest, hopefully supporting their as yet unannounced new album. Also added to the fest are Birds In Row, Lord Dying, Wheel, Imperial Triumphant, Jo Quail, Alunah, Dawn Ray’d and Godeater. Eighteen more bands are yet to be revealed, so we will bring you that news as it happens. The fest takes place on the 19th of November, at Leeds University Union. Tickets are on sale at the link below. Continue reading

Lord Dying Signs with eOne Music, New Album In 2019

Lord Dying has signed a new record deal with eOne Music for a new album, due in 2019. The Portland-bred stoner rock and doom merchants last release was 2015’s well-received Poisoned Altars. They will head into the studio next week with producer/engineer Mike Plotnikoff (Fear Factory/In Flames) at West Valley Recording Studios. Continue reading