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Norwegian Black Metal Duo AVMAKT Arrive With New Single ‘Poison Reveal’

Norwegian Black Metal Duo AVMAKT Arrive With
New Single ‘Poison Reveal’

Debut Album, ‘Satanic Inversion Of….
Set For Release On Peaceville On August 30th

“UNDERGROUND METAL THE WAY IT SHOULD SOUND RETURNS TO KOLBOTN!” – FENRIZ (DARKTHRONE)

The sinister debut album of Pure Norwegian Black Metal, featuring members of Aura Noir, Obliteration & Condor.

From the depths of Norway looms a new rising beast of hate and misanthropy in the form of Avmakt. Today, their debut single ‘Poison Reveal’ is released alongside news of their upcoming debut album ‘Satanic Inversion Of.…’, set for release on August 30th on Peaceville.

Speaking about Avmakt’s music, vocalist Christoffer Bråthen said “Abstract and concrete as asphalt, processed through life as blood and ash, these riffs have seeped through the bottomless psychic wall. The themes are futureless and true to who we really are – clean and clear as disease.”

LISTEN TO ‘POISON REVEAL’ ON YOUTUBE
https://youtu.be/AYHDVdklE5Q

Featuring the duo of Kristian Valbo and Christoffer Bråthen – known for their work with such acts as Aura NoirObliteration, and Condor – their debut album, ‘The Satanic Inversion of….’, is a grim and revelatory offering. Primitive in a way that captures the early magic of Kolbotn’s metal kings, Darkthrone, as well as the stark chaos of early-era Bathory along with their very own distinguishable stamp on the genre. ‘The Satanic Inversion of….’ is a masterclass of real Black Metal feeling, wrapped up in a hypnotic frenzy of ice-cold riffing.
 
Though both members had played in bands covering different genres since their early teenage years, Black Metal had always been one of the most important as a vehicle for an honesty and fierceness that resonated deeply within the duo, without the need for extravagant clothing or pretentious concepts. And so Avmakt itself was born as the
vessel for channelling this stripped-down, raw feeling.

Satanic Version Of.… Tracklist:

1. Ordinance Avmakt
2. Poison Reveal
3. Sharpening Blades of Cynicism
4. Towing Oblivion
5. Charred
6. Doubt and the Void

‘Satanic Inversion Of….’ will be released as a limited-edition white vinyl LP, classic black vinyl LP, CD and digital album

PRE-ORDER: https://avmaktpeaceville.lnk.to/Satanic_inversion_of

About AVMAKT:

Formed in 2020 and with their one and only demo release gaining traction in the underground, the Norwegians quickly came to the attention of Darkthrone’s Fenriz and Peaceville Records, and Avmakt was swiftly included on Peaceville’s Black Metal Compilation, ‘Dark Side of the Sacred Star’ which launched at the end of 2022.

Avmakt itself means “powerlessness”, the sense of being overwhelmed and not able to have any influence – without choice, voice, or hope. And so it is from far down in this psychological abyss that Avmakt’s ideas and expressions manifest with the completion of their debut studio release; 6 sprawling epic tracks recorded with the assistance of Arild Torp, also of Obliteration, and encapsulating such themes as emptiness, desolation, and alienation in a powerful display of sinister, uninhibited Black Metal.

Avmakt are:
Christoffer Bråthen – guitars, vocals, bass
Kristian Valbo – drums, vocals, bass

Follow AVMAKT:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Avmakt/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/avmaktnorway
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/@avmakt

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Darkthrone Release “Black Dawn Affiliation” The Only Track To Be Released From, It Beckons Us All, Ahead Of Release on April 26

DARKTHRONE
Release “Black Dawn Affiliation” 
The Only Track To Be Released From It Beckons Us All,
Ahead Of Release on April 26.

With the highly anticipated launch of the new album ‘It Beckons Us All’ from the Norwegian black metal pioneers just two weeks away, Darkthrone have offered fans a glimpse of what is to come with the release of the track “Black Dawn Affiliation“.

The single release is accompanied by an animation created by Matthew Vickerstaff .

Watch The Lyric Video For Black Dawn Affiliation Here

Listen to it here
https://orcd.co/darkthrone_bda_listen

Fenriz comments of the song’s creation “Nocturno Culto sculpted BLACK DAWN AFFILIATION and as much as I writhe in woe trying to describe riffs I did not make, we are certainly rocking hard and dark around a dungeon of slow Kreator 1986-era riffs (think Awakening Of The Gods or Take Their Lives from the FLAG OF HATE 12”). 

The song is linearly constructed, which is bold for a single but we often write this way. One could say it is a two-pronged beast which after the intermission (filled with a choir of the damned that we sung ourselves, believe it or not: “Aaaaaa.”) continues with my favourite riff in the song since I first heard it appear early in the second part and it is there that I was given the reins to let the halls and chambers of stardust levitate with unearthly synth and a voice that still today, when writing this, strikes me as being influenced by the first rock album I heard back in 1973 – Morrison Hotel. Lyrics darker and more disturbed than ever solidify these halls now.

Nocturno Culto adds “It is not easy to describe the music you make, but for sure I will try…it´s heavy! Everything worked out as I hoped for this track. Some things are just forged in the studio, like as Fenriz´s excellent vocals at the end of the song; and the choir I wanted. Instead of just taking shortcuts, Fenriz and I recorded three vocal tracks each, and it was brilliantly mixed by Silje at Chaka Khan. There are many things one can say about riffs, but I make songs from a combination of a very methodical approach and happy accidents! And somewhere in the back of my head, it´s most likely there is something affecting a lot of my decisions on little details that shapes the riffing.”

And now, we must await…we must count down the days until It Beckons Us All, Darkthrone’s new masterpiece, is unleashed in full.

It Beckons Us All was recorded in April and May 2023 at Chaka Khan Studios in Oslo, the same location used for the Eternal Hails and Astral Fortress albums, mastered by Jack Control at Enormous Door, with artwork courtesy of Polish artist Zbigniew Bielak

It Beckons Us All tracklisting
1. Howling Primitive Colonies [06:30]
2. Eon 3 [05:43]
3. Black Dawn Affiliation [06:11]
4. And In That Moment I Knew The Answer [03:17]
5. The Bird People Of Nordland [07:27]
6. The Heavy Hand [04:18]
7. The Lone Pines Of The Lost Planet [10:03]

It Beckons Us All is available on the following formats and pre-orders are live NOW!  
https://darkthrone.lnk.to/beckons

*Limited Edition Deluxe boxed edition: includes It Beckons Us All on CD, an exclusive corona vinyl LP & cassette and art prints all housed in a heavy duty lift off lid box
*Limited edition ‘Fenriz’ edition LP on blue marble coloured vinyl– exclusively via Peaceville.
*Limited edition ‘Nocturno Culto’ edition LP on grey marble coloured vinyl–available via Peaceville.
CD LP Digital
Plus other limited edition coloured vinyl LPs are available in stores across the world
cream white, crystal clear, petrol and .. a collectors dream .. if you can find them!

“A cauldron of old and epic metal beckons thee” – Fenriz

Watch an introduction from Fenriz
https://youtube.com/shorts/FMQwAGpfxKA

Watch the “It Beckons Us All” trailer 
https://youtu.be/ZHaKnsJjkjY

 

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Norwegian black metal band Darkthrone’s latest album ‘It Beckons Us All’ Due April 26 via Peaceville

“A cauldron of old and epic metal beckons thee” – Fenriz

Watch an introduction from Fenriz
https://youtube.com/shorts/FMQwAGpfxKA

Watch the “It Beckons Us All” trailer 
https://youtu.be/ZHaKnsJjkjY


https://youtu.be/ZHaKnsJjkjY?si=tlaGROjsd49Q1PN3

Pioneers of a sound that changed the world. Lifelong disciples of suspense and mystery. An enigmatic duo like no other, hell-bent on haunting souls through the eternities. There are many things Darkthrone have been called since forming in 1986 and these are but a few, having drawn from a creative well so potent and powerful it turned them into one of Norway’s biggest musical exports.

Following from their debut album Soulside Journey, the next  three full-lengths, often referred to as ‘the unholy three’, set the benchmark for black metal in the early 90s, though in truth they’ve never been the kind to rest on such laurels – distilling elements of vintage punk, doom, thrash and death into their own sonic fingerprint and continuing to test that equation throughout the years. It’s been quite the journey, having won cryptic pair Nocturno and Fenriz legions of loyal fans around the world. This tradition will only continue with latest masterpiece It Beckons Us All


Set for release on Peaceville on 26th April 2024, the new music is an intense observation of the world around them – exciting and challenging the listener in equal measure, in the way only they can. Some of the riffs howl across a gallery of ice and snow while others crackle like a volcano awakening from its timeless slumber, Nocturno’s demonic barks ricocheting across the intoxicating structures almost like it’s beaming from long-distant galaxy.

As Darkthrone have shown us so many times in the past, their music is as visual as it gets – evoking tangible imagery through the medium of sound. Whether the ideas are sombre, reflective or incensed, they exist as emotional concepts you can see and feel as much as you hear. “I am having difficulties putting into words my personal feelings around the existential title It Beckons Us All, I can only hope others out there can feel the darkness that encompasses it,” muses Fenriz.

Never afraid to venture beyond the confines of the extreme metal template they were paramount in creating, there are moments on It Beckons Us All that will dazzle and surprise, as well as satisfy fans of old. Nocturno comments: “We recorded in the manner we always do, live, meaning drums and guitar, with another guitar added later. We found a new twist during this process that surely benefited this album. Fenriz did stellar clean vocals on several songs, and his way of thinking creatively made it so good. We also shared the bass work this time around. We added a lot of extra layers like solo guitars… it was just a cauldron of ideas. Instead of finding a plug-in or choir synth patch, we both recorded four vocal tracks each. Darkthrone is an ever-evolving band, as many should know by now, and this album is touching a bit into the heavy genre. I have no idea what genre we are, and have really not cared much about it, but I know for sure it’s metal.

In that sense, It Beckons Us All is very much demonstrative of two visionaries at their world-commanding best. They know what works but more importantly they choose to grow, throwing every ounce of their hearts and souls into evolving the jaw-dropping whirlpool of noise that could only ever have come from their collective minds.

There are clean guitars, clean vocals and less typical instruments thrown into the mix, but the approach, intent and ethos at the heart of their fearless artistry remains very much the same. This is music for dreamers who find themselves paralysed by the contrasting beauty and ugliness in the world surrounding them. Never ones to appease the faint-hearted, Darkthrone are as real and human as it gets.

It Beckons Us All was recorded in April and May 2023 at Chaka Khan Studios in Oslo, the same location used for the Eternal Hails and Astral Fortress albums, mastered by Jack Control at Enormous Door, with artwork courtesy of Polish artist Zbigniew Bielak

It Beckons Us All  tracklisting 
1. Howling Primitive Colonies [06:30]
2. Eon 3 [05:43]
3. Black Dawn Affiliation [06:11]
4. And In That Moment I Knew The Answer [03:17]
5. The Bird People Of Nordland [07:27]
6. The Heavy Hand [04:18]
7. The Lone Pines Of The Lost Planet [10:03]

It Beckons Us All is available on the following formats and pre-orders are live NOW!  
https://darkthrone.lnk.to/beckons

*Limited Edition Deluxe boxed edition: includes It Beckons Us All on CD, an exclusive corona vinyl LP & cassette and art prints all housed in a heavy duty lift off lid box
*Limited edition ‘Fenriz’ edition LP on blue marble coloured vinyl– exclusively via Peaceville.
*Limited edition ‘Nocturno Culto’ edition LP on grey marble coloured vinyl–available via Peaceville.
CD
LP
Digital
Plus other limited edition coloured vinyl LPs are available in stores across the world
cream white, crystal clear, petrol and .. a collectors dream .. if you can find them!

Follow Darkthrone:

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Nocturno Culto photo courtesy of Peer Olav Kittilsen

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Autopsy’s Gory new Video And New Album Out Now

AUTOPSY

Watch The Gore-Tastic Video For ‘Rabid Funeral’

New Album, ‘Ashes, Organs, Blood and Crypts’ out now!

Celebrate the disgusting new era of Autopsy and the release of “Ashes, Organs Blood & Crypts”. The album ‘Rabid Funeral’ NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED!!!

“Thanks to the maniacs at Rabidog, we have a sick little film to accompany our audio assault on your eyes, ears and twisted mind itself.

This is exactly the kind of movie we would have rented back in the day, watched over and over and returned with certain spots stretched out from excessive rewinding and rewatching. We probably would have written a song about it as well, but now we don’t have to!”

Chris Reifert

Collaborating with Rabidog Films, Murray Media, Haunt Manor and the Butcher Shop FX studio, the band very much bring the dead to life and pay homage to the likes of House of a 1000 Corpses, Wrong Turn and the ghoulish cannibal inspired classic that is The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Autopsy deliver their own flavour of Grindhouse terror.

‘Ashes, Organs, Blood and Crypts’ is out now on Peaceville on Limited edition Red LP (Blood) / Yellow LP (Organs – available exclusively from the Peaceville Stores) and Orange LP (Crypts), LP (Ashes), CD and Digital.

Place your order here

ttps://autopsy.lnk.to/AOBC

About Autopsy

One of the longest running death metal acts active today, and an inspiration for whole generations of depraved metal maniacs the world over, Autopsy formed in 1987 and released four albums on Peaceville Records – beginning with the classic debut ‘Severed Survival’ in 1989 – before disbanding in 1995, with members going on to form the equally disturbed Abscess. Autopsy officially returned after a fifteen year hiatus with the 2010 EP, ‘The Tomb Within’, followed closely by their fifth studio album, ‘Macabre Eternal’ in 2011, which set them on a new bloodthirsty trail, with the reinvigorated intent of creating more of the sickest and most twisted & uncompromising music ever to grace a turntable. The band has remained prolific ever since.

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Darkthrone Premier New Track “Caravan of Broken Ghosts,” Off New LP ‘Astral Fortress’

Norwegian black metal legends Darkthrone are releasing their new album Astral Fortress next week (10/28) via Peaceville, and they’ve just shared its first single, “Caravan of Broken Ghosts.” It’s an eight-minute epic that starts out on the softer, slower side (by Darkthrone’s standards), but it does eventually evolve into heavy, high-speed black metal. Fenriz says:

There is a revisit vibe of ‘Quintessence’ at first, which is a total coincidence as it is Ted’s song and I wrote ‘Q’. The song then explodes into fiercer metal, pounding and catching there as well, with clever riff shifts. And then the classic doom ending. Thank you, Ted.

01. Caravan Of Broken Ghosts [07:53]
02. Impeccable Caverns Of Satan [05:34]
03. Stalagmite Necklace [05:22]
04. The Sea Beneath The Seas Of The Sea [10:10]
05. Kevorkian Times [04:27]
06. Kolbotn, West Of The Vast Forests[01:54]
07. Eon 2 [04:40]