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“Fire On The Mountain”, the debut album from the heavy metal “supergroup” TWILIGHT OF THE GODS, is available for streaming in its entirety using the SoundCloud widget below. The CD will be released on September 27 in Europe and October 1 in North America via Season Of Mist.

TWILIGHT OF THE GODS is: Alan Averill (PRIMORDIAL, DEAD SOVEREIGN, BLOOD REVOLT) on vocals, Nick Barker (ex-CRADLE OF FILTH, ex-DIMMU BORGIR, ex-TESTAMENT, ex-EXODUS) on drums, guitarists Rune Eriksen (AURA NOIR, ex-AVA INFERI, ex-MAYHEM) and Patrik Lindgren (THYRFING), and Frode Glesnes (EINHERJER) on bass.

“Fire On The Mountain” track listing:

01. Destiny Forged In Blood
02. Children Of Cain
03. Fire On The Mountain (1683)
04. Preacher Man
05. Sword Of Damocles
06. The End Of History
07. At Dawn We Ride

The effort will be made available as a CD digipack and a limited-edition LP via the Season Of Mist e-shop.

In a recent interview with Metal Hammer magazine, Averill stated about “Fire On The Mountain”: “We grew up with and through most of our reference points. This is just what just came out when we play. We didn’t need to go, ‘We need to write songs that sound like MANOWAR,’ but we all love MANOWAR. There’s a fine line to walk between pastiche, parody and putting of the old gonzoid heavy metal charm into it, but not being too self-knowing in that sense.”

Asked if it was weird to switch over to singing classic metal lyrics, and finding out how he related to those lyrics, Averill said: “Definitely. The thing is that it’s full of the gonzoid heavy metal idioms — the swords and the steel and the blood and the fire. It was a difficult balance to find, to strike between being full of a certain glory and beauty and charm of old heavy metal, without it being too wink-wink, nod-nod, self-parody, but really genuinely meaning it because that’s what we all love, and treating it with the sort of kid gloves and respect that it deserves.”

He continued: “But yeah, it was difficult trying to find a different voice, another kind of lyric but at the same time, if you take, say, the title track, ‘Fire On The Mountain’, that’s my Dio tribute and it sounds like a RAINBOW songtitle. But yeah, the song is about the siege of Vienna by the Ottoman empire in 1683 where King Leopold I and the Holy Roman See defeated the Turks, and those, I think, had a lot to do with saving the European culture and the Enlightenment and all sorts of stuff. So if you were to actually look at it, you’d go, ‘Actually, there’s something being said here, but it’s written in heavy metal vernacular, which was handed down to us from IRON MAIDEN and whoever. But it’s a challenge, for sure, and it’s also a challenge to write a chorus that people could sing. You’re sitting there for the first time thinking, actually, how could I write this in such a way for people at a show or at a festival to get behind it, you know? It’s just a traditional, hard-rock structure, which is a breath of fresh air for all of us, because we’ve all, for the past 20 years, been playing extreme music and darker music to some degree, so it’s a bit like something fresh for all of us, despite the fact that it’s all old.”

Photo credit (above): Steinar Sortland

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The lyric video for the song “Children Of Cain” from the heavy metal “supergroup” TWILIGHT OF THE GODS can be seen below. The track comes off the band’s debut album, “Fire On The Mountain”, which will be released on September 27 in Europe and October 1 in North America via Season Of Mist.

TWILIGHT OF THE GODS is: Alan Averill (PRIMORDIAL, DEAD SOVEREIGN, BLOOD REVOLT) on vocals, Nick Barker (ex-CRADLE OF FILTH, ex-DIMMU BORGIR, ex-TESTAMENT, ex-EXODUS) on drums, guitarists Rune Eriksen (AURA NOIR, ex-AVA INFERI, ex-MAYHEM) and Patrik Lindgren (THYRFING), and Frode Glesnes (EINHERJER) on bass.

“Fire On The Mountain” track listing:

01. Destiny Forged In Blood
02. Children Of Cain
03. Fire On The Mountain (1683)
04. Preacher Man
05. Sword Of Damocles
06. The End Of History
07. At Dawn We Ride

The effort will be made available as a CD digipack and a limited-edition LP via the Season Of Mist e-shop.

In a recent interview with Metal Hammer magazine, Averill stated about “Fire On The Mountain”: “We grew up with and through most of our reference points. This is just what just came out when we play. We didn’t need to go, ‘We need to write songs that sound like MANOWAR,’ but we all love MANOWAR. There’s a fine line to walk between pastiche, parody and putting of the old gonzoid heavy metal charm into it, but not being too self-knowing in that sense.”

Asked if it was weird to switch over to singing classic metal lyrics, and finding out how he related to those lyrics, Averill said: “Definitely. The thing is that it’s full of the gonzoid heavy metal idioms — the swords and the steel and the blood and the fire. It was a difficult balance to find, to strike between being full of a certain glory and beauty and charm of old heavy metal, without it being too wink-wink, nod-nod, self-parody, but really genuinely meaning it because that’s what we all love, and treating it with the sort of kid gloves and respect that it deserves.”

He continued: “But yeah, it was difficult trying to find a different voice, another kind of lyric but at the same time, if you take, say, the title track, ‘Fire On The Mountain’, that’s my Dio tribute and it sounds like a RAINBOW songtitle. But yeah, the song is about the siege of Vienna by the Ottoman empire in 1683 where King Leopold I and the Holy Roman See defeated the Turks, and those, I think, had a lot to do with saving the European culture and the Enlightenment and all sorts of stuff. So if you were to actually look at it, you’d go, ‘Actually, there’s something being said here, but it’s written in heavy metal vernacular, which was handed down to us from IRON MAIDEN and whoever. But it’s a challenge, for sure, and it’s also a challenge to write a chorus that people could sing. You’re sitting there for the first time thinking, actually, how could I write this in such a way for people at a show or at a festival to get behind it, you know? It’s just a traditional, hard-rock structure, which is a breath of fresh air for all of us, because we’ve all, for the past 20 years, been playing extreme music and darker music to some degree, so it’s a bit like something fresh for all of us, despite the fact that it’s all old.”

Photo credit (above): Steinar Sortland

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“Destiny Forged In Blood”, a new song from the heavy metal “supergroup” TWILIGHT OF THE GODS, can be streamed below (courtesy of Decibel magazine). The track comes off the band’s debut album, “Fire On The Mountain”, which will be released on September 27 in Europe and October 1 in North America via Season Of Mist.

TWILIGHT OF THE GODS is: Alan Averill (PRIMORDIAL, DEAD SOVEREIGN, BLOOD REVOLT) on vocals, Nick Barker (ex-CRADLE OF FILTH, ex-DIMMU BORGIR, ex-TESTAMENT, ex-EXODUS) on drums, guitarists Rune Eriksen (AURA NOIR, ex-AVA INFERI, ex-MAYHEM) and Patrik Lindgren (THYRFING), and Frode Glesnes (EINHERJER) on bass.

“Fire On The Mountain” track listing:

01. Destiny Forged In Blood
02. Children Of Cain
03. Fire On The Mountain (1683)
04. Preacher Man
05. Sword Of Damocles
06. The End Of History
07. At Dawn We Ride

The effort will be made available as a CD digipack and a limited-edition LP via the Season Of Mist e-shop.

In a recent interview with Metal Hammer magazine, Averill stated about “Fire On The Mountain”: “We grew up with and through most of our reference points. This is just what just came out when we play. We didn’t need to go, ‘We need to write songs that sound like MANOWAR,’ but we all love MANOWAR. There’s a fine line to walk between pastiche, parody and putting of the old gonzoid heavy metal charm into it, but not being too self-knowing in that sense.”

Asked if it was weird to switch over to singing classic metal lyrics, and finding out how he related to those lyrics, Averill said: “Definitely. The thing is that it’s full of the gonzoid heavy metal idioms — the swords and the steel and the blood and the fire. It was a difficult balance to find, to strike between being full of a certain glory and beauty and charm of old heavy metal, without it being too wink-wink, nod-nod, self-parody, but really genuinely meaning it because that’s what we all love, and treating it with the sort of kid gloves and respect that it deserves.”

He continued: “But yeah, it was difficult trying to find a different voice, another kind of lyric but at the same time, if you take, say, the title track, ‘Fire On The Mountain’, that’s my Dio tribute and it sounds like a RAINBOW songtitle. But yeah, the song is about the siege of Vienna by the Ottoman empire in 1683 where King Leopold I and the Holy Roman See defeated the Turks, and those, I think, had a lot to do with saving the European culture and the Enlightenment and all sorts of stuff. So if you were to actually look at it, you’d go, ‘Actually, there’s something being said here, but it’s written in heavy metal vernacular, which was handed down to us from IRON MAIDEN and whoever. But it’s a challenge, for sure, and it’s also a challenge to write a chorus that people could sing. You’re sitting there for the first time thinking, actually, how could I write this in such a way for people at a show or at a festival to get behind it, you know? It’s just a traditional, hard-rock structure, which is a breath of fresh air for all of us, because we’ve all, for the past 20 years, been playing extreme music and darker music to some degree, so it’s a bit like something fresh for all of us, despite the fact that it’s all old.”




Photo credit (above): Steinar Sortland

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– May 7th, 2013 – Prepare follow-up to “Misery Wizard” Rhode Island’s PILGRIM has officially joined forces with Metal Blade Records! Their debut album, Misery Wizard , was released in early 2012 through Alan Averill’s Metal Blade imprint, Poison Tongue Records. PILGRIM managed to spend the majority of 2012 rattling the foundation of the underground doom scene. The band toured with Samothrace, Mares of Thrace, Primitive Weapons, headlined the Stoner Hands of Doom festival, and more.

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Terrorizer TV conducted an interview with vocalist Alan “Nemtheanga” Averill of Irish pagan metal masters PRIMORDIAL before the band’s February 9 performance at The Button Factory in Dublin, Ireland as part of the Redemption Festival.

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DREAD SOVEREIGN, the project featuring vocalist Alan “Nemtheanga” Averill of Irish pagan metal masters PRIMORDIAL, will make its live debut at the Roadburn festival, which will run for four days — from Thursday, April 18 to Sunday, April 21 (the traditional Afterburner event) at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland.

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Neuweltmusic conducted an interview with vocalist Alan “Nemtheanga” Averill of Irish pagan metal masters PRIMORDIAL before the band’s February 9 performance at The Button Factory in Dublin, Ireland as part of the Redemption Festival.

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Sister: All Dolled Up

There’s something dark coming from Sweden. Granted, metalheads have been saying that regularly for a quarter of a century, but this time it’s not in reference to a band covered in beards, dripping with blood or praising the name of Satan. This time it’s Sister; a group of friends with a shared love of metal’s sleazy side, punk rock and looking “like we’re something from the gutter”.

“We listen to the same music nowadays as we did back in 2006 [when the band formed],” explains vocalist Jamie. “Twisted Sister, KISS, Pantera, stuff like that – but after a couple of years we found our own sound, and started playing punk in metal. We listen to everything from KISS to black metal, and we mix the stuff together and it becomes Sister.” The band, who share their name with the band featuring Blackie Lawless and Nikki Sixx in their pre-W.A.S.P./Mötley Crüe days (although Jamie insists “it’s not a tribute”), sound – and, appropriately, look – like a cross between sordid ’80s glam metal and horror punk in the Misfits/Murderdolls realm. Having been spotted by Primordial’s Alan Averill, Sister released their debut album Hatred through Metal Blade last year, and the band – completed by guitarist Lestat, bass player Rikki and drummer Cari (first names only here, folks) – are setting out with a simple ambition.

“To rule the world!” laughs Jamie. “No, no, just to keep on doing what we’re doing. Do a new record, write new songs, play bigger shows, tour as much as possible – try and build our name as much as we can all the time. That’s the future – just keep doing what we’re doing.” With their energetic collection of punky, dirty metal songs and the visuals to catch the eye, it’s easy to see why Sister are getting attention – and they have the attitude to match, as Jamie explains when asked about their lyrical subject matter.

“It’s all about standing up for your rights, taking shit from no one. That’s the whole thing – that you believe in yourself and what you want to do in your life, not listen to other people and go with the flow.” An attitude both heavy metal and punk have had at the core of their ethoses. Sister are perpetuating what has kept both genres not just alive but thriving. And there’s one other key element to both – the sense of unity – that they also embody.

“We’ve grown up playing music,” adds Jamie, “hanging around and having a good time, visiting clubs or whatever. We’re best friends in the band. That’s really cool because most bands just work with the music. We’re tight with each other, and that helps us doing the music as well.”

Hatred is out now via Metal Blade. Order it here: Amazon

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PILGRIM, the three-piece doom metal band from Rhode Island, has inked a deal with Poison Tongue Records, the label of vocalist Alan “Nemtheanga” Averill of Irish pagan metal masters PRIMORDIAL.

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Vocalist Alan “Nemtheanga” Averill of Irish pagan metal masters PRIMORDIAL has released the following statement regarding the band’s appearance at this year’s edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 12-14, 2011 at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, United Kingdom:

“Firstly I have to thank everyone for their support and dedication during a very difficult show at Bloodstock on

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