Monday, December 31, 2012

BEHEMOTH: NERGAL MEETS BONE MARROW DONOR

ITP V.012 EDITORS NOTE: Last but not least, ending 2012, on a hopeful note, ya might have heard this story earlier this month.

ADAM "NERGAL" DARSKI, main man and guitarist for Polish blackened death metal warriors BEHEMOTH has met his bone marrow donor as DARSKI was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2010. DARSKI has undergone treatment for Leukemia and is active and back with BEHEMOTH touring, working on a new release with a new autobiography.
DARSKI met his bone marrow donor Grzegorz Kajto 12/17/2012 via TBN24.PL.


FROM BEHEMOTH: http://www.tvn24.pl/pomorze,42/dziekuje-ci-za-zycie-nergal-poznal-dawce-szpiku,294950.html
Nergal met his bone marrow donor Gregory today. Footage available below (all in polish)


Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal, Stay ALIVE-HAPPY NEW YEAR-\m/ -l-

Sunday, December 30, 2012

HEAVY DAYS IN DOOMTOWN 5/2-5, 2013 at Ungdomshuset, Copenhagen, Denmark CONFIRM: MOURNFUL CONGREGATION and COUGH


Promoters for HEAVY DAYS IN DOOMTOWN, set to take place 5/2-5, 2013  at Ungdomshuset, Copenhagen, Denmark have confirmed Australian funeral doomsters
MOURNFUL CONGREGATION and COUGH.
HEAVY DAYS IN DOOMTOWN promoters have also confirmed MOSS, SATURNUS, GRAVES AT SEA,
SAMOTHRACE, CONAN, PROCESSION and many more doom acts.




FROM HEAVY DAYS IN DOOMTOWN PROMOTERS:



On this second last day of the year of 2012 we have a special suprize for all you doomfanatics out there. For the past several months we have worked hard on trying to get this band all the way across the globe to come do a much anticipated tour in Europe. Two days ago they had the honor of being announced at Roadburn 2013 and today its our turn. We are extemely honored to present to you the uncrowned kings of funeral doom, the masters of downtuned heaviness and the lords of epic, somber, mournful music. We bring to you the mighty MOURNFUL CONGREGATION!!!

To those of you who aren´t familiar with the amazing band; Mournful Congregation is from Adelaide, Australia and was formed in late 1993. Throughout the 90's they recorded two demo tapes, and one full length album, which would only be officially released in 2002. From the beginning they dedicated themselves to writing "Extreme Doom Metal", utilising extra-slow tempos, down-tuned heaviness and mu
ltiple guitar harmonies for the aim of creating depressing, epic and mournful music. With these recordings they slowly spread through the underground metal scene, mostly via tape trading.

In 2005 their second full length, "The Monad of Creation" was released through Weird Truth Productions (JAP) , which solidified their dedication to "Funeral Doom". 2009 saw the release of their third full length, "The June Frost" also through Weird Truth (JAP) and Ostra Records (FRA). At this point the band played live for the first time ever in their career, starting with an Australian tour, and then moving onto play a 17-date tour throughout Europe.

In late 2011, they released their fourth full length, "The Book of Kings" through 20 Buck Spin (US), Osmose Productions (FRA), Weird Truth (JAP) and Ostra Records (FRA), and subsequently toured the US West Coast. In 2012, they once again toured the West Coast of the US, comprising of 11 dates and a performance at the Stella Natura Festival in California.

"Mournful Congregation are very pleased to be a part of Heavy Days in Doomtown 2013. We are currently preparing an ultimate set of death, doom and depression for the event, that we may be able to deliver a funeral doom meditation mass to the doomed danish hordes attending" - Mournful Congregation

Check them out and give them a listen here:
www.facebook.com/mournfulcongregation
www.mournfulcongregation.com
www.myspace.com/mournfulcongregation
"Heavy Days In Doomtown -a DIY celebration of all things slow and heavy" will be a 4 day event from 2nd to 5th of May in Copenhagen, Denmark.
- A warm up show on Thursday (Location will be announced later on)
-3 days of music, art, events and madness at the DIY activist driven social centre Ungdomshuset, Dortheavej 61


On this very last day of the year 2012 we have the pleasure of bringing you another band that was annouced for the first edition of HDDT, but had to cancel due to unforseen events. We are extremely stoked to present a band that delivers a massive impenetrable wall of psychedelic doom; We bring to you Richmond, Virginias heaviest and finest doom sludge outfit; COUGH!!!

To those of you not familiar with Cough; Cough is a sludge/doom metal band that was conceived in the fertile metal underground of Richmond, VA circa 2005. The newly formed band sought out to be the heaviest band ever from Richmond, and took inspiration from traditional doom metal bands (Sabbath, Cathedral, Pentagram, Grief, Electric Wizard, Goatsnake, etc.), grimy sludge (Sleep, Eyehategod, Cavity) and early metal (Bathory).

The band self-released an EP, ‘The Kingdom’, in 2007, and followed it quickly with their first proper full-length ‘Sigillum Luciferi’ in 2008. Recorded w/ acclaimed producer Sanford Parker (Minsk, Rwake, Pelican, Nachtmystium), ‘Sigillum Luciferi’ is an ugly, agonizing set of misanthropy set to music. Slight bits of psychedelia had wormed into the massive riffs and woven throughout the bands inhuman screams, making this one of the most promising pieces of doom metal to emerge from North America in quite some time.

Sporadic gigging followed the release before the band holed up in a Richmond warehouse to write the follow up. Winter 2008 was brutal, the warehouse was filthy and unheated, and the band slowly labored forward with the writing between hospital visits and bouts of near-insanity. By winter 2009/2010, the band had signed to Relapse Records and returned to Chicago, IL, enlisting Parker once again to record the follow-up to ‘Sigillum Luciferi’.

That follow-up, their aptly titled Relapse debut ‘Ritual Abuse’, delivers thoroughly massive, psychedelic doom. The albums five epic tracks are impenetrable walls of sludge; at some points suffocating and claustrophobic, at others warped and hallucinogenic. ‘Ritual Abuse’ is an impressive monolith of sound and volume, and one of the finest moments yet for 21st century doom metal.

Check them out and give them a listen here:
http://cough.bandcamp.com/
www.facebook.com/Cough666

Stay tuned for the last announcement tomorrow!

PRESALE START TOMORROW! We wanna remind all of you that the presale starts tomorrow at 12.00 CET, so if you wanna make sure to secure your attendence in HDDT 2013, you better set your alarm clock or do an extra line of speed so you can be ready when the presale will be launched. Get your ticket from here: www.billetto.dk/events/heavydaysindoomtown2013!

From all of us at HDDT main f├╝hrerbunker we wish you a happy new year and looking forward to seeing you all in 2013!
On this very last day of the year 2012 we have the pleasure of bringing you another band that was annouced for the first edition of HDDT, but had to cancel due to unforseen events. We are extremely stoked to present a band that delivers a massive impenetrable wall of psychedelic doom; We bring to you Richmond, Virginias heaviest and finest doom sludge outfit; COUGH!!! 

To those of you not familiar with Cough; Cough is a sludge/doom metal band that was conceived in the fertile metal underground of Richmond, VA circa 2005. The newly formed band sought out to be the heaviest band ever from Richmond, and took inspiration from traditional doom metal bands (Sabbath, Cathedral, Pentagram, Grief, Electric Wizard, Goatsnake, etc.), grimy sludge (Sleep, Eyehategod, Cavity) and early metal (Bathory).

The band self-released an EP, ‘The Kingdom’, in 2007, and followed it quickly with their first proper full-length ‘Sigillum Luciferi’ in 2008. Recorded w/ acclaimed producer Sanford Parker (Minsk, Rwake, Pelican, Nachtmystium), ‘Sigillum Luciferi’ is an ugly, agonizing set of misanthropy set to music. Slight bits of psychedelia had wormed into the massive riffs and woven throughout the bands inhuman screams, making this one of the most promising pieces of doom metal to emerge from North America in quite some time.

Sporadic gigging followed the release before the band holed up in a Richmond warehouse to write the follow up. Winter 2008 was brutal, the warehouse was filthy and unheated, and the band slowly labored forward with the writing between hospital visits and bouts of near-insanity. By winter 2009/2010, the band had signed to Relapse Records and returned to Chicago, IL, enlisting Parker once again to record the follow-up to ‘Sigillum Luciferi’.

That follow-up, their aptly titled Relapse debut ‘Ritual Abuse’, delivers thoroughly massive, psychedelic doom. The albums five epic tracks are impenetrable walls of sludge; at some points suffocating and claustrophobic, at others warped and hallucinogenic. ‘Ritual Abuse’ is an impressive monolith of sound and volume, and one of the finest moments yet for 21st century doom metal.

Check them out and give them a listen here:
http://cough.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/Cough666

Stay tuned for the last announcement tomorrow!

PRESALE START TOMORROW! We wanna remind all of you that the presale starts tomorrow at 12.00 CET, so if you wanna make sure to secure your attendence in HDDT 2013, you better set your alarm clock or do an extra line of speed so you can be ready when the presale will be launched. Get your ticket from here: www.billetto.dk/events/heavydaysindoomtown2013!

From all of us at HDDT main f├╝hrerbunker we wish you a happy new year and looking forward to seeing you all in 2013!






The festival is organized by the association "Undergrundsmusikens Fremme" (translated: Undergroundmusic promotion) based in Copenhagen, Denmark. The association has for the past three years been organizing the successful DIY Death Metal Festival "Kill-Town Death Fest" (www.killtowndeathfest.dk) and has now spread its ventures to the doomspectre.

The whole event is organized by the DIY principles, which means that neither the organizers, the bands or the people who work at the fest are making any profit, and our main purpose besides having an amazing fest full of heavy music, is to promote the DIY principles to the genres who doesn’t usually organize this way.

Besides music, were inviting a bunch of great artists to come and make installations, visuals and more before and during the festival to make the expeirence of the fest visual as well as musical.

We hope to see all of you in Copenhagen in May for Europes heaviest underground event of 2013!

All the best//
HeavyDaysInDoomtown Crew



Stay tuned for another announcement tomorrow!



HEAVY DAYS IN DOOMTOWN 2013 LINEUP MORE DOOM BANDS TBA: 

Lineup 2013 (one new band announced a day throughout all of December):
PAGAN ALTAR (uk)
-www.paganaltar.com
GRAVES AT SEA (us) - first European show ever!
-www.facebook.com/GravesAtSea
CONAN (uk)
-www.hailconan.com
SAMOTHRACE (us) - first European show ever!
-www.facebook.com/pages/Samothrace/67987779185
DARK BUDDHA RISING (fin)
-www.varjotila.org/dbr
METH DRINKER (nz) - first European show ever!
-http://methdrinker.bandcamp.com/
BELZEBONG (pl)
-http://belzebong.bandcamp.com/
PROCESSION (swe)
-www.facebook.com/pages/Procession/141525302533057
DANAVA (us)
-http://danavaband.blogspot.com/
KADAVAR (d)
-www.myspace.com/kadavar1969
HIGH PRIEST OF SATURN (n)
-http://highpriestofsaturn.bandcamp.com/
TONER LOW (nl)
http://tonerlow.bandcamp.com/
HEXVESSEL (fin)
http://hexvessel.bandcamp.com/
SKRAECKOEDLAN (swe)
-www.skraeckoedlan.com
RESONAUT (n)
-www.facebook.com/resonaut
ALUNAH (uk)
-http://alunah.bandcamp.com/
SATURNALIA TEMPLE (swe)
-www.facebook.com/saturnaliatemple
SEREMONIA (fin)
-www.facebook.com/seremonia666
HUATA (fr)
-http://huata.bandcamp.com/
TROUBLED HORSE (swe)
-www.facebook.com/troubledhorse
BOTTOM FEEDER (dk)
-www.facebook.com/bottomfeedermetal
NOCTURNAL (swe)
-http://nocturnalswe.bandcamp.com/
SHADOW OF THE TORTURER (us) - first European show ever!
-http://shadowofthetorturer1.bandcamp.com/
MOSS (uk)
-www.mossdoom.bandcamp.com
HEAT (d)
-www.heatthelights.blogspot.de
SATURNUS (dk)
-www.facebook.com/pages/Saturnus/8935853109
LECHEROUS GAZE (us)
-www.facebook.com/lecherousgaze
BELL WITCH (us) - first European show ever!
-www.bellwitchdoom.com
SIENA ROOT (swe)
-www.sienaroot.com
MOURNFUL CONGREGATION (aus)
-www.mournfulcongregation.com



Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-DOOOOOM OOOON-\m/ -l- 

ITP V.012 SPORTS: .....NHL and NFL

....and the SUPER BOWL CHAMPION NY GIANTS did NOT make the playoffs this season, bloody hell.
However, the Atlanta Falcons have the best record in the NFL.
the NHL season, post-poned past mid season, are facilitating negotiations between the NHL owners and the NHLPA to salvage the NHL season over collective bargaining agreements.

REMEMBER: The 2014 SUPER BOWL (NEXT SEASON) will be at MET LIFE STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD NJ, prepare for a 2014 frozen, wind tunnel, tundra of "Can't see the line markers ect.". 


Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l- 

ROADBURN FESTIVAL 2013 4/18-21, 2013 @ 013, TILBURG, HOLLAND CONFIRM: MOURNFUL CONGREGATION, IHSAHN, SIGH, THE DEVILS BLOOD, SPIRITUAL BEGGERS, GOLDEN VOID


Promoters for ROADBURN FESTIVAL 2013, set to take place 4/18-21, 2013 @ 013, TILBURG, HOLLAND have confirmed MOURNFUL CONGREGATION.
Promoters for ROADBURN 2013 have also confirmed
IHSAHN, SIGH, THE DEVILS BLOOD, SPIRITUAL BEGGERS, GOLDEN VOID and many more doom and black metal acts.







FROM ROADBURN FESTIVAL 2013 PROMOTERS:
  It is Roadburn‘s great and solemn pleasure to announce the presence of funeral doom stalwarts Mournful Congregation at the 2013 festival on Thursday, April 18 at the 013 venue. Rather than adding sludge elements or vokills like many current funeral doom bands, Australia’s Mournful Congregation are one of the truest and most epic purveyors of classic funeral doom in the vein of Skepticism and Thergothon.

While operating firmly within funeral doom’s boundaries of tempo and mood, Mournful Congregation create their ominous opuses with pristinely recorded instruments, varied and original vocal styles, and a sense of song craft that extends well beyond the ordinary. Their attention to detail and well-wrought songs are most fully realized on their 2011 release The Book Of Kings, which stands toe to toe with any of the great funeral doom albums ever made.                                                                                           Mournful Congregation layer slithery guitar harmonies over sparse drumming, vocalize in whispers, spoken word and male choirs along with doom grunting and weave a variety of clean and acoustic guitar sounds into the dense doomy riffing, creating an atmosphere that is more about the beauty of darkness than the bleakness of despair. Their unique yet classic sounds will be surely be appreciated by the metal cognoscenti at Roadburn 2013 on Thursday, April 18th at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland.

Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l- 

ITP V.012 UPDATE: BBL WITH MORE EXTREME METAL NEWS AND REVIEWS


ITP V.012 UPDATE: 
Had to push some posting back a bit, slipped in the snow twice last night. I'm OK, arrgh, weird week, too many wingnuts. 
FOR NHL HOCKEY FANS: A 2013 NHL HOCKEY SEASON, MAYBE?
FROM NHL.COM: 
The National Hockey League submitted a new comprehensive proposal for a Collective Bargaining Agreement to the National Hockey League Players' Association on Thursday and is awaiting a response from the Union.
Representatives from the League and the Union discussed the proposal during a series of conference calls Saturday. The sides are expected to meet face-to-face Sunday.
"In light of media reports this morning, I can confirm that we delivered to the Union a new, comprehensive proposal for a successor CBA late [Thursday] afternoon," NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said in a statement Friday afternoon. "We are not prepared to discuss the details of our proposal at this time. We are hopeful that once the Union's staff and negotiating committee have had an opportunity to thoroughly review and consider our new proposal, they will share it with the players. We want to be back on the ice as soon as possible."
The League's new offer is reportedly contingent on a 2013 regular season at least 48 games in length starting no later than Jan. 19.
The NHL and NHLPA have been without a CBA since Sept. 16 and the original 2012-13 schedule has been cancelled through Jan. 14.
While the League appears to have stuck to some of the terms from the offer it submitted to the NHLPA earlier this month -- including the proposal for a 10-year CBA with a mutual option to reopen negotiations after eight years -- there are numerous reports that the NHL moved on three key issues: contract length, compliance buyouts, and annual-salary variance.
According to those reports, the NHL is now offering to have contract lengths be capped at a maximum of six years (seven for teams who sign their own free agent provided that player has been on the team for the equivalent of one full season). The League previously proposed a five-year maximum term.
The new offer also reportedly includes a provision that would allow teams to have the ability for a one-time compliance buyout prior to the start of 2013-14 season. This option was not included in any of the NHL's previous proposals. Reports say the buyout would not count against the salary cap of the team initiating the buyout, but a portion of the buyout would be factored into the formula that determines the players' share of hockey-related revenue (HRR).
According to the reports, the NHL also increased the percentage that a players' annual salary can vary year-to-year to 10 percent, up from the 5 percent in earlier proposals.
The League is also proposing to preserve the terms of salary arbitration, free agency, HRR accounting and definitions, as well as the entry-level system from the previous CBA, according to the reports.
AND, we're hoping the NY GIANTS make the playoffs this year, GO BIG BLUE.
REMEMBER: The 2014 SUPER BOWL (NEXT SEASON) will be at MET LIFE STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ. 



Also, ITP V.012 NEWS FEATURES NOTES FROM THE EXTREME METAL UNDERGROUND (death, thrash and grind metal news and 2013 tour dates), DAMNED IN BLACK (black metal news and 2013 rituals) and HUMANITY IS DOOMED (Traditional, stoner, death, funeral doom and experimental metal news and 2013 tour dates) will be posted by early JANUARY 2013. All metal news features from this point on will be posted quarterly.
ITP V.012 will also post ITP V.013: THE ART OF DANCE PART ONE: EARLY NEXT YEAR. 
Expect ITP V.012 to revamp and progress to ITP V.013, complete with an updated logo and some changes by early JANUARY of 2013.  

ITP V.012 REVIEW SCHEDULE:

12/30/2012: ITP V.012 REVIEW: BEHEXEN: NIGHTSIDE EMANATIONS
1/5/2013: ITP V012 REVIEW: MY DYING BRIDE: A MAP OF ALL OUR FAILURES




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Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

THE EYE OF THE STONED GOAT MINI FEST 2 2/9/2013 @ JB McGinnes, New Castle, DELAWARE CONFIRM: PALE DIVINE and MORE

THE EYE OF THE STONED GOAT MINI FEST, set to take place 2/9/2013 @ JB McGinnes, New Castle, DELAWARE have confirmed Pennsylvania doomsters PALE DIVINE, and regional support BEZZLEFUZZ, CLAMFIGHT, WIZZARD EYE and more.


FROM THE EYE OF THE STONED GOAT MINI FEST PROMOTERS:
SnakeCharmer Booking Proudly Presents:

FEBRUARY 9TH 2013
"The Eye of the Stoned Goat 2" mini-fest!
Featuring:

PALE DIVINE (Pennsylvania Doom Legends -Shadow Kingdom Rec's)
www.paledivineband.com

BEELZEFUZZ (MD/DE Progressive Doom - Church Within Rec's)
http://soundcloud.com/beelzefuzz/sets/beelzefuzz/

CLAMFIGHT (New Jersey Riff Thrashers - The Maple Forum)
www.facebook.com/Clamfight

BLACKHAND (Delaware Heaviness)
www.facebook.com/BlackHandMarksYou

WASTED THEORY (Heavy Stoner Rock from DE)
www.wastedtheory.com

HEAVY TEMPLE (Ex-Chromelord- Delaware Doom)
www.facebook.com/pages/ChromeLord/135539549825736

WIZARD EYE (Heavy Psychedelic Stoner/Doom from Philly)
www.facebook.com/wizardeye

SKELETON HANDS (Groove-inducing Stoner Rock from Philly)
www.facebook.com/skeletonhandsband

THEE NOSEBLEEDS (Rockin' Fuckin' Roll from Philly)
www.facebook.com/thee.nosebleeds

JB McGinnes
519 E. Basin Rd
New Castle, DE 19720

Doors: 5pm
First Band 5:30pm

All Day Pass $10.00

Come for one band, or stay for the entire event!
Tickets on-sale January 1st 2013!

*Labels/Merchants/Vendors get in touch, tables are still available!

SnakeCharmerBooking@gmail.com

Get tickets exclusively with ShowClix:
http://getik.it/3737392?f



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Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

Saturday, December 29, 2012

KATAKLYSM: NEW PRODUCER FOR NEXT RELEASE

Canadian death metal warriors KATAKYLSM will announce a new producer for the bands anticipated new release due out in 2013 on NUCLEAR BLAST.



FROM KATAKLYSM:
Good news!.. KATAKLYSM have secured the new producer who will handle the mix and master of the band's new album in 2013 , the band chose a different person this time which should help elevate the bands sound to the next level , his name will be revealed next week !!

The new album just like the bands previous recordings will be engineered by guitarist Jean-Francois Dagenais @ JFD Studios in Montreal (Canada) & Texas ( USA) 

according to Guitarist J-f Dagenais "expect a different, more complex death metal anthem this time around , high velocity, extreme but melodic while maintaining the bands signature trademark crushing grooves, we are refreshed from the time off and are working very hard on this album , we don't follow trends , we are inspired to create our own "


Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-