Opeth signs with Nuclear Blast Entertainment & announces new album “Sorceress”

Swedish progressive legends, Opeth have signed to Nuclear Blast Entertainment and announce the release of their forthcoming 12th studio album, “Sorceress” this Autumn.

“We're happy to confirm that we have indeed signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment and will be putting out our 12th studio album, "Sorceress" via our own imprint, Moderbolaget Records”, states frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt. “The decision was made in Markus Staiger's (Nuclear Blast kingpin) ridiculously potent Porsche going at 150 mph somewhere in the south of Germany. We're happy to be part of the NB team and look forward to a fruitful relationship”.

Steven Wilson - 4 ½

Steven Wilson hardly needs an introduction, as he somehow managed to elevate himself from a once unknown entity, to a highly in demand producer, multi-instrumentalist and performer, who has dabbled in too many projects, beside his main body of work with Porcupine Tree.

Opeth announces one-off UK show at Wembley Arena on November 19th 2016

Opeth are set to play a one-off UK show at London's Wembley Arena this winter.

The Swedish band are currently hard at work on their new album, the follow up to 2014's “Pale Communion”, which is pencilled for a release later this year.

Last year the band celebrated their 25th Anniversary with a string of special “An Evening With...” shows, that saw the band grace the stage of historic and celebrated venues such as London's Theatre Royal, LA's Orpheum and New York's Beacon Theater.

Swallow The Sun - Songs from the North I, II & III

I’ve been expecting such an ending. This is the so called progression, which is never what it is supposed to be and leads all the bands to wrong choices. I remember a similar case with Opeth, when they abandoned their prog death metal sound entirely (although they had claimed that they would never do so in an interview) after “Deliverance”. The story is more or less known, these days they pretend to be something else, more “artful” and “prog” but the truth is that they ain’t.

Swallow The Sun announces European Tour 2015

In order to present their upcoming and eagerly awaited new release, “Songs From the North I, II & III”, melancholy death-doom masters Swallow The Sun have now announced a European headline tour for November/December 2015!

They will be accompanied by fellow countrymen Wolfheart and further support bands that will be announced soon. Here is the current list of dates.

Tour Dates 2015:
26.11. Berlin, K17, DE
27.11. Hamburg, Headcrash, DE
28.11. Rotterdam, Baroeg, NL
29.11. Apeldoorn, Gigant, NL
30.11. Paris, Glazart, FR
04.12. Valencia, Rock City, ES
05.12. Barcelona, Apolo 2, ES

Swallow The Sun to release “Songs from the North I, II & III” on November 13th 2015

Melancholy death-doom masters Swallow The Sun bring us a bold, adventurous and characteristically dark triple full-length album entitled “Songs from the North I, II & III”, which will be released on November 13th, 2015 via Century Media Records!

Incorporating dark menace and gradations of death, black and funeral doom, each of the three albums of “Songs from the North I, II & III” embodies the band's unofficial band motto, “Gloom, Beauty & Despair”.

“Songs from the North I” continues in the vein of the albums before it - first-rate death-doom in the typical style of Swallow The Sun.


Tinkara Kovac and Max Navarro starring the Royal Gala Rock Festival 2015

The countdown to the inaugural edition of the Royal Gala Rock Festival - the music contest for rock and metal bands to be held on Friday, September 25th, 2015 in Pantianicco (UD, Italy) – has started. Excellent names for the jury that will evaluate the bands in the race. Two international rock stars of the caliber of Tinkara Kovac and Max Navarro, singer Sasha Torrisi (Timoria), rock producer Nick Mayer and DJ Ugo Falcone.

Swallow The Sun announces the release of new triple album “Songs From The North I, II & III”

Melancholy death-doom metal masters Swallow The Sun have completed their massive recording session! The Finnish sextet's last album, “Emerald Forest and the Blackbird”, was released in winter 2012; come November 2015, the long wait between recordings will finally be over.

The new Swallow The Sun release will be a triple album entitled “Songs From The North I, II & III”.

Tim Bowness announces live dates for 2015 & launches “Press Reset” lyric video

Tim Bowness recently announced the release of his third solo album, “Stupid Things That Mean the World”, for release on the 17th July 2015 and he can now confirm the first live dates in support of it.

Two UK dates have been confirmed as well as an appearance at Polish festival Ino Rock. Support on the two UK shows comes from Improvizone.

The full details are below:
25th August - The Louisiana, Bristol, UK - tickets