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PitCam TV conducted an interview with vocalist Dani “Filth” Davey of British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH during the band’s European co-headlining tour with. You can now watch the chat below.

Guitarists Paul Allender and James McIlroy both sat out CRADLE OF FILTH‘s European tour with BEHEMOTH due to “hugely important family matters” and “serious neck surgery,” respectively. Filling in for them were Ashok of Czech groups ROOT and INNER FEAR and Richard Shaw of English acts EMPEROR CHUNG and NG26.

2014 marks the 20th anniversary of “The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh”, the historic debut album from CRADLE OF FILTH on Cacophonous Records. To honor this momentous occasion, CRADLE OF FILTH is planning a whole smorgasbord of exciting stuff, including the first-ever CRADLE OF FILTH comic, the release of a career-spanning double disc best-of, and, of course, the subsequent touring.

CRADLE OF FILTH‘s tenth studio album, “The Manticore And Other Horrors”, sold 4,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 96 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous full-length effort, “Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa”, opened with 5,800 units in November 2010 to land at No. 99.

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Norwegian black/death metallers ANCIENT are working on their seventh album, “Chapter VII: Back From The Land Of The Dead”, for a tentative fall release. Nick Barker (ex-DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH) recorded the drums for the CD at Alpha-Omega Studio in Como, Italy, and the guitars are in the process of being laid down right now. Founder and frontman Zel (a.k.a. Aphazel) will record vocals with Jacob Hansen (who also produced the “Proxima Centauri” album from 2001) in Denmark.

One song will feature guest vocals by Martyr Lucifer of HORTUS ANIMAE.

The mastered album is expected to be ready in April/May.

A label for the release has yet to be confirmed.

Some new songtitles include:

* Born In The Land Of The Dead
* The Sempiternal Haze
* The Ancient Disarray

ANCIENT 2014:

Zel – vocals, guitars, keyboards
Dhilorz – guitar, bass
Nick Barker – drums

ANCIENT‘s sixth album, “Night Visit” was released in June 2004 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2001’s “Proxima Centauri” was recorded at Mirage and Alpha-Omega studios and was mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.). Mastering was done at Sterling Sound in New York City.

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Cradle of Filth has issued the following announcement about guitarist James McIlroy undergoing surgery: “Tomorrow, March the fifteenth, James Mcilroy, guitar hairwolf, will be having the delicate operation to repair his spine carried out, the very same shit that has kept him absent from the recent tour of Europe, and caused him so much pain over playing the last few years. “Pressed, though obviously not too heavily, on the subject, James had this to say when he emailed me this evening with the news…

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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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EBS professional bass equipment conducted an interview with bassist Jonas Björler of AT THE GATES and THE HAUNTED at this year’s edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, which was hheld in June in Sölvesborg, Sweden. You can now watch the chat below.

AT THE GATES“The Flames Of The End” DVD was released in April 2010 in the U.S. through Earache Records.

AT THE GATES released its definitive album, “Slaughter Of The Soul” — often regarded as one of the all-time greatest metal albums — on Earache in 1995, before touring the world and abruptly disbanding. Members of the band went on to play major roles in other notorious metal acts such as THE HAUNTED and CRADLE OF FILTH, before reforming for a tour in 2008 to rapturous response.

THE HAUNTED recently returned to the spotlight after almost a year without public activity and restructuring behind closed doors, following a major switch of lineups around fall of 2012. Joining Björler and guitarist Patrik Jensen in the band’s current incarnation are Ola Englund (guitar; SIX FEET UNDER, FEARED), Marco Aro (vocals; THE RESISTANCE, FACE DOWN) and Adrian Erlandsson (drums; AT THE GATES, PARADISE LOST).

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Czech Republic-based classical symphonic metal band SYMPHONITY (formerly NEMESIS) has once again tapped CRADLE OF FILTH/MASTERPLAN drummer Martin “Marthus” Skaroupka to lay down the drum tracks on its upcoming album. The drums were recorded last month at the Gate studio in Wolfsburg, Germany with producer Sascha Paeth (KAMELOT, RHAPSODY OF FIRE, EPICA).

Video footage from the recording sessions can be seen below.

Martin previously recorded drums for SYMPHONITY‘s debut album in 2006 with producer Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69, UNISONIC, PLACE VENDOME) at the House Of Audio studio in Germany.

SYMPHONITY bassist Tomas Celechovsky lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in June 2012.

Celechovsky joined SYMPHONITY in 2004, one year after the release of the band’s debut album, “Goddess Of Revenge”, which was made available under the band name NEMESIS via Underground Symphony Records.

SYMPHONITY‘s second album, “Voice From The Silence”, was released in 2008 through Limb Music Products.

The band’s current lineup includes German vocalist Olaf Hayer, who previously sang on albums from Luca Turilli (RHAPSODY) and DIONYSUS.

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Ipswich, Suffolk, U.K.-based band DEVILMENT, featuring vocalist Dani “Filth” Davey of British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH, has entered Grindstone Studios with producer Scott Atkins to begin recording its debut album for a 2014 release.

Comments DEVILMENT: “The work reconvenes in a few weeks time after the drum editing is done and this gives both Daniel [Finch, guitar and keyboards] and Colin [Parks, guitar] time to work together on the improvements made working in the studio for a week of sweltering summer country weather.

“Special guests have been alerted to the time frame and the artwork for the album is already well underway, courtesy of resident (evil) artist Jamie Huntley.”

A five-minute question-and-answer session with Filth about DEVILMENT can be seen below.

Originally formed by Finch back in late 2011 amidst a bout of religious delirium, DEVILMENT consisted of Simon Dawson (STEVE HARRIS, ex-DEARLY BEHEADED) on drums, Justin Walker (13 CANDLES) on bass and Kieron De-Courci (ex-THE VOICE) on keyboards, with the band experiencing a myriad of problems holding down a stable vocalist.

Enter Daniel‘s friend Dani Filth, who, “although not entirely stable mentally,” agreed to help out on a couple of tracks, which then turned swiftly into a studio demo, completed after Dani finished work on CRADLE‘s “The Manticore And Other Horrors” album last summer. The demo, known as “Grotescapology”, featured eight tracks, which, although psychotically competent, were used solely as a backbone for a new line-up when Simon Dawson suddenly departed to record and tour the Steve Harris BRITISH LION album, and the remaining two members agreed that work and distance were conspiring to keep them from dedicating enough time to the band. Fortunately, at this point, destiny sat on a posturing horse, was proud to usher Nick Johnson (bass), Dan Jackson (guitar) and Aaron Boast (percussion) into the fray, three extremely competent musicians who suddenly grew out of the local music scene, and soon the band was at full steam once more and starting to write as a combined unit.

Thus October 2012 to the present day has proved to be a very productive time for the band, with a further five songs written towards a debut album, as well as the refinement of older material that a new, gelatinous lineup has dictated (plus a fistful of cool covers to boot…).

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On August 5, Metal Moment podcast’s Japanese correspondent Dr. Mikannibal of SIGH conducted an interview with AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg at the Gonpachi restaurant in Tokyo, Japan. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.

AT THE GATES“The Flames Of The End” DVD was released in April 2010 in the U.S. through Earache Records.

AT THE GATES released its definitive album, “Slaughter Of The Soul” — often regarded as one of the all-time greatest metal albums — on Earache in 1995, before touring the world and abruptly disbanding. Members of the band went on to play major roles in other notorious metal acts such as THE HAUNTED and CRADLE OF FILTH, before reforming for a tour in 2008 to rapturous response.

Interview (audio):

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2014 will mark the 20th anniversary of “The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh”, the historic debut album from British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH on Cacophonous Records. The band states: “To honor this momentous occasion, we are planning a whole smorgasbord of exciting stuff, including the first-ever CRADLE OF FILTH comic, the release of a career-spanning double disc best-of (more on this including the chance to vote online for your choice of tracks to feature later this week) and, of course, the subsequent touring.”

The story for CRADLE OF FILTH‘s upcoming adult comic book was scripted by the comic writer Kurt Amacker (with assistance from the band’s singer, Dani Filth). Several artists are in the process of mocking up some example pages for the prospective publishers. Dani previously stated about the project: “I am very excited about this venture, as it promises to be a very adult story woven straight from the CRADLE OF FILTH universe, featuring a liberated Oscar Wilde, the Demoness Lilith, nefarious sexual magickal practices and an errant Suffolk Lord who is in the unenviable process of being charged under 19th-century blasphemy laws, discovering himself engaged in a nightmarish occult netherworld.”

CRADLE OF FILTH‘s tenth studio album, “The Manticore And Other Horrors”, sold 4,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 96 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous full-length effort, “Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa”, opened with 5,800 units in November 2010 to land at No. 99.

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You know what goes well with solid video games? A 52-piece orchestra and some really solid metal singers. Prepare to be blown away by the nerdiest, coolest game I've heard of in a while. So the game, which I'm sure by now you've picked up on is called Karmaflow, is a "third person platform puzzle …

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