Posts Tagged “Lucifer”

Pennsylvania-based black metallers SATHANAS will enter The Innertube Studio in Ambridge, Pennsylvania on October 19 to begin recording their next full-length album, “Worship The Devil”, for an early 2014 reelase via Doomentia Records. The cover art will be created by the Juanjo Castellano (PUTREVORE, AVULSED).

SATHANAS‘ latest album, “La Hora De Lucifer”, was mixed at 905 Studios in Ambridge, Pennsylvania and was released via Pagan in Europe, Astral Holocaust in South America and Evil Dead in Asia. Each version of the effort contains a different cover art from such “masters” as Kris Verwimp, Chris Moyen and Daniel Desecrator.


Paul Tucker – Guitar, Vocals
Bill Davidson – Bass
Jim Strauss – Drums

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“The Killer Angels”, the full-length debut from CIVIL WAR — the new Swedish metal band featuring former SABATON members Rikard Sundén (guitar), Daniel Mullback (drums), Daniel Mÿhr (keyboards) and Oskar Montelius (guitar) alongside singer Patrik Johansson (ASTRAL DOORS, LION’S SHARE) and bassist Stefan “Pizza” Eriksson (VOLTURYON) — was certified gold in Sweden by the International Federation Of The Phonographic Industry for sales in excess of 20,000 copies.

(Note: The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry [IFPI] in Sweden has revised the sales requirements for albums to reach gold status in the country twice in the last 11 years — from the pre-2002 level of 40,000 to the current 20,000.)

“The Killer Angels” was distributed in Sweden via the June 2013 issue of Sweden Rock Magazine and each copy of the magazine containing the CD was counted towards the certification; the album was also sold separately.

The members of CIVIL WAR were presented with their gold plaques before headlining the Metal War festival in Budapest, Hungary last weekend.

Commented the band: “Selling 20,000-plus in our home country is something none of us could ever imagine when getting into the sessions leading up to the album. Even though we felt we made a solid record, getting these numbers was still something we couldn’t predict upon our wildest imagination.”

“We at Despotz are incredibly proud to have reached gold status in Sweden with the band CIVIL WAR,” added Despotz Records founder, Ömer Akay. “The band has received great international support from their fans, and it shows with growing sales and upcoming tours as a result. This is just the beginning of a brilliant career. We will rule the universe.”

“The Killer Angels” track listing:

01. King Of The Sun
02. First To Fight
03. Saint Patrick’s Day
04. Rome Is Falling
05. Sons Of Avalon
06. I Will Rule The Universe
07. Lucifer’s Court
08. Brother Judas
09. My Own Worst Enemy
10. Gettysburg
11. March Across The Belts (bonus track)

CIVIL WAR‘s debut EP was released on November 13, 2012 via Despotz Records.

Borrowing its name from the novel by Michael Shaara about the Battle of Gettysburg, “The Killer Angels” was recorded by Jonas Kjellgren at Studio Myhrer (which is actually the bed and living room of keyboard player Daniel Myhr), Black Lounge Studio and Peter Tägtgren‘s The Abyss in Pärlby, Sweden. Artwork comes courtesy of Polish artist Lukasz Jaszak.


Nils Patrik Johansson – Vocals
Rikard Sunden – Guitars
Oskar Montelius – Guitars
Daniel Myhr – Keyboard
Daniel Mullback – Drums
Stefan “Pizza” Eriksson – Bass

Photo credit: Michael Asplund




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Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH played a brand new song called “Blow Your Trumpet, Gabriel” during their August 9 appearance at this year’s edition of the Getaway Rock festival in Gävle, Sweden. You can now watch fan-filmed video footage of the performance below.

“Blow Your Trumpet, Gabriel”, which was previously described by BEHEMOTH frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski as “killer” and “a monster,” will be included on the band’s tenth full-length album, “The Satanist”, due in early 2014 via Nuclear Blast in Europe and Metal Blade in North America. The CD was recorded at Hertz studio in Bialystok, Poland with the help of the Wieslawscy brothers and Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, SOILWORK, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD). Other songtitles set to appear on the effort include “Messe Noir” (French for “The Black Mass”) and “Ora Pro Nobis, Lucifer” (Latin for “Pray For Us, Lucifer”).

In a recent interview with Revolver magazine, Darski described BEHEMOTH‘s new songs as “very atmospheric” and “very emotional.” “Think BURZUM meets NEW ORDER meets KILLING JOKE,” he added. But at the same time, fans shouldn’t expect the album to sound too far removed from BEHEMOTH‘s past efforts. “Take SLAYER, for example,” Darski said. “Whatever genre they deal with, they still end up sounding like SLAYER. Even when they were flirting with nu-metal, it was a SLAYER record. Same with BEHEMOTH.”

According to Darski, at least some of the inspiration for the new BEHEMOTH album is coming from his five-month bout of leukemia he overcame in January 2011, after receiving a bone-marrow transplant. “When I was in the hospital, I was collecting experiences and emotions,” he said. “I’m pretty sure that it’s coming out now. There are moments I catch myself thinking about how my state was back then. It was me versus life, me versus death. It definitely changed my thoughts a lot. It’s 100 percent being reflected in the record and songs I’m writing nowadays. I’m way more radical than I used to be.”

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CANDLEMASS, GIRLSCHOOL, SACRIFICE, PAGAN ALTAR, BARBATOS and WITCH MOUNTAIN have been confirmed for the Noctis VI – Lucifer Rex festival, set to take place September 19-21 at the University Of Calgary’s MacEwan Hall Ballroom, Dickens Pub, Lord Nelson’s Grill and Vern’s Bar in downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Martyr Lucifer has checked in with the following announcement about releasing and series of EPs: “Martyr Lucifer has been recording a trilogy of EPs that shows three different, separated and amplified, sides of his sound, now the process reached its end and finally all the pieces come together. “Shard One, Two and Three are set to be released on July the 29th 2013 via Outlinerecordz

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August 6th has been announced as the international release date for Impiety’s brand-new “The Impious Crusade” mini-album. The Singaporean band’s first studio recording for Hells Headbangers, “The Impious Crusade” is locked into the maxim of crush/kill/destroy across the five tracks and 22 minutes. The release includes a cult cover of Sorcery’s “Lucifer’s Legions” and uniquely noble artwork sculpted by Lord Sickness

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A two-minute snippet of the song “Lucifer Rising” from Rob Zombie can be streamed using the audio player below.

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HIM: back in 2013

Last week we revealed that we’ll be releasing an ultra-special fanpack edition of new HIM album Tears On Tape, and now we can officially reveal the album’s cover art and tracklist – including the two bonus tracks we’ll be including in the fanpack edition! GET EXCITED, people!

Metal hammer Presents HIM: Tears On Tape Fanpack Tracklist

Unleash The Red
All Lips Go Blue
Love Without Tears
I Will Be The End Of You
Tears On Tape
Into The Night
Hearts At War
Trapped In Autumn
No Love
Drawn & Quartered
Lucifer’s Chorale
Kiss The Void
Buried Alive By Love*
The Kiss Of Dawn*
*recorded live in the studio

The album’s artwork, which artist Daniel P Carter describes as having come about via “a series of strange coincidences involving Lee Dorrian, sacred geometry and the ramblings of a madman” is revealed below:

“I think Ville and I share similar interests in a lot of the more esoteric things” says Dan, “so working on the art was an intense and exciting collaboration…”.

A fortunate few fans that snapped up tickets for the band’s recently announced show at London’s Dingwalls – which sold out in a matter of minutes – will get their first taste of tears on April 26. The rest will be looking forward to HIM’s appearance at Download festival on Friday 14th June.

Head to for more info.

Metal Hammer Presents HIM: Tears On Tape is a 100% official collectors fanpack that includes the eighth studio album from Finnish love metal icons HIM, a 132-page magazine edited by frontman Ville Valo himself, a giant, double-sided door-sized poster, and two exclusive bonus tracks.

The collectors magazine will include exclusive interviews with Ville Valo and all members of HIM, an extended track-by-track guide to Tears On Tape, an interview with the architect´s behind the sound of love metal Hiili Hiilesmaa and Tim Palmer, a detailed guide to HIM’s extensive back-catalogue, the true, exclusive story of the Heartagram, an exclusive gallery from the band’s own private collections, and the band themselves will interview an assortment of their own heroes.

Fanpack Includes:

  • Full studio album + 2 bonus tracks (Buried Alive By Love live and The Kiss Of Dawn recorded live in the studio)
  • 132-page magazine
  • Giant double-sided door poster

Exclusive to My Favourite Magazines:

Order from and you will receive a high quality HIM drawstring bag that you won’t find anywhere else and you will also be in with a chance of receiving one of 1,000 HIM postcards signed by the band which will be hidden in copies at random.

PLEASE NOTE: If your order was placed before 12.00 (GMT) on Tuesday 02 April 2013 through your 100% official collector’s fanpack will come with an exclusive personalised poster featuring your name. *


* The special edition artwork will incorporate the names of everyone who ordered the Collector’s Pack before 12.00 (GMT) on Tuesday 02 April 2013. The poster will not be available with orders placed after this deadline. All collector’s packs bought as a gift will include the poster with the recipients name.

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Rob and the boys

Rob Zombie releases new, brilliantly titled album Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor via Ume on April 22, and the album’s first single Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Super Town (just rolls off the tongue, eh?) is now online.

Stream Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Super Town here

“It seems to happen every couple of years or every 10 years or every five years or whatever, you have a moment when it all comes together,” our Rob tells the Toledo Free Press. “Not that the other records are bad, but not every record can be like the most inspired event in your life. But for some reason, this one feels like it is. The songwriting, the sound of it, the vibe, the production — it’s special.”

“It’s stylistically sort of a little bit of everything,” he adds. “Fans of my really old stuff will love it because there’s a certain aspect of it that’s very reminiscent of that. But it also is very looking to the future. It’s hard to describe music to somebody if they haven’t heard it, but I feel like it’s the best of all of the things I’ve done. I’ve finally found a perfect match between the old stuff I did and the new stuff. That’s the way it sounds to me anyway.”

Our prediction: gory.

Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor Tracklist

01. Teenage Nosferatu Pussy
02. Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown
03. Revelation Revolution
04. Theme For The Rat Vendor
05. Gong Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga
06. Rock And Roll (In A Black Hole)
07. Behold! The Pretty Filthy Creatures
08. White Trash Freaks
09. We’re An American Band (GRAND FUNK RAILROAD cover)
10. Lucifer Rising
11. The Girl Who Loved The Monsters
12. Trade In Your Guns For A Coffin

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