Just in case you missed the announcement last week Maltese Death Metal act Abysmal Torment announced they will be heading back to the UK in September. Those of you who have caught this dual vocal act will know how brutal they are live, and for those of you who haven't yet caught their live act now is your chance. Since their last visit they have hit so many european festivals and we for one are very excited they are coming back to our shores.
This is a rolling joint headline tour with Greek act Inveracity who have been out of action whilst serving the mandatory military service but are now back with new material and heading to the UK for the first time since 2008.
Support on the tour comes from...
Tasmanian tech-death metallers Psycroptic have just announced they are heading over from Australia for a european tour that includes several dates in the the UK. The tour support comes from Italians Hour Of Penance and the UK's very own Dyscarnate. Hour of Penance guitarist Giulio Moschini commented: “We’re extremely happy to tour again with our friends in Psycroptic and Dyscarnate and most of all to play again in Europe after the successful tour we did with Cannibal Corpse, Devildriver and The Black Dahlia Murder in February. For the first time, Hour of Penance will also play in Ireland! Be there!“
The tour hits the UK for 5 dates including dates outside England in Ireland, Scotland and Wales (promoters please take note, metallers don't just live in London!!)
Dates are as follows...
At The Gates have been announced as the headliners for the Northern Darkness Festival taking place at Northumbria University on 8th December 2013. They join the the international band bill with Decapitated, Graveworm, Hour of Penance and many more. The festival will be run over three stages and also features a host of UK acts including Napalm Death, Desecration, Ingested, Bloodshot Dawn...
Many tours don't make it to Brighton so I normally have to trek up to London rather than across the coast but fortunately Brighton has recently seen a slew of heavier gigs being put on by Advance Promotions. Last Tuesday night played host to Suffocation and Cephalic Carnage along with Havok and Fallujah. Fulltime job commitments and a seriously early door time of 6pm meant I didn't manage to get there until Havok were finishing their set. What I did manage to catch was the last song and a half and witness the vast majority of the venue head banging away to some seriously decent sounding...
My dying bride is a band that needs no introduction at all. With an impressive 11 studio albums in their portfolio the English doom legends bring a new EP entitled The Manuscript.
It took me several spins to absorb the whole essence of its music, and the conclusion came simply: beautifully made music with experience, heart and soul. There is not one element that leaves room for doubts, everything is done by the book: all instruments are written and played beautifully, the My Dying Bride way.
"The Manuscript " is the Ep's opening track,a fantastic and romantic song carrying the MDB emblem along past tracks like...