YAKUZA Recording New Album; Documentary in the Works

YAKUZA are currently at Engine Studios in Chicago to craft their sixth studio effort, which will be released later this year via Profound Lore Records.

Mainman Bruce Lamont comments, “There is one common thread in YAKUZA records – we thrive on VARIETY. We try to go to places we’ve never gone before and create open space – being experimental so to speak, but we still have a love for a good melody. Sanford [album producer]is a big help bringing the sounds together.  Lyrical themes focus on life and death, the light and the dark. Our last record was a reaction, somewhat of a warning call  for what has been happening globally and spiritually but not in a religious sense. This album is the aftermath, the balance between the light and the dark. And as dark as it gets, there is always light at the end of the tunnel.”

YAKUZA is also preparing a brand new visual offering. Director Justin Baron has filmed a documentary on the band’s history and unique sound. Be That As It May: Yakuza’s Seismic Consequence will be released later this year and features appearances by members of MASTODON, NACHTMYSTIUM, TRIPTYKON/CELTIC FROST‘s Tom G. Warrior and many more. Director Justin Baron is in need of funds to finish the project and has launched a Kickstarter in support of the film here.

EYEHATEGOD: US Tour Dates Announced

New Orleans, Louisiana sludge metal icons EYEHATEGOD are proud to announce their long-anticipated US tour beginning in June, following an appearances at this year’s edition of the Maryland Deathfest. The 18-date trek begins at Blackbooth in Orlando, Florida on June 3 and will rage through 16 more cities before coming to a close in Chicago, Illinois at the Empty Bottle (where they play two nights). Support will come primarily from psychedelic black metallers NACHTMYSTIUM (from June 4 – 15) but will also feature a rotating roster of crushing openers throughout the tour including BRUTAL TRUTH, WITHERED, BLACK ANVIL, TOMBS, HOWL, THE ATLAS MOTH, BLACK TUSK and STRONG INTENTION (visit http://tinyurl.com/yjd3f6u for specifics).

EYEHATEGOD US Tour 2010:

6/03/2010 Backbooth – Orlando, FL
6/04/2010 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC **
6/05/2010 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
6/06/2010 Headliners – Louisville, KY
6/07/2010 Fubar – St Louis, MO
6/08/2010 Muse – Nashville, TN
6/09/2010 Alley Katz – Richmond, VA
6/10/2010 Krug’s – Frederick, MD
6/11/2010 Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA
6/12/2010 Europa – Brooklyn, NY
6/13/2010 Club Hall – Providence, RI
6/14/2010 Daniel St – Milford, CT
6/15/2010 Rocko’s – Manchester, NH
6/16/2010 Big Jar – Rochester, NY
6/17/2010 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
6/18/2010 Blondie’s Detroit, MI
6/19/2010 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
6/20/2010 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL

** VIP package available; 50 tickets are available for $40 and will include sound check access, BBQ, meet & greet with the band + a signed poster.

Los Angeles MARDUK Show Moved to New Venue

As we tweeted a couple weeks ago, the Los Angeles area U.S. Plague Tour with MARDUK, NACHTMYSTIUM, BLACK ANVIL, MANTIC RITUAL, and MERRIMACK has been moved from the Key Club in West Hollywood to Salon Royal (Royal Hall) in downtown. The show is still scheduled for Friday, December 4th. Here’s an official statement from promoter, Church of the 8th Day‘s spokesperson, Jordan:

“Since everyone has been asking, what and where the Royal Hall is, I wanted to explain, and send something out to clear things up. The Key Club canceled the show, about two weeks ago, leaving us just a few weeks to move it. Since we had two stages worth of bands booked, it was near impossible to move the show to anywhere in Hollywood, at a reputable club, as everything was already booked. We found a place in downtown, which is a banquet hall, and we are going to build it into a venue from the ground up, with two full stages and great sound, full bar, and a BBQ. There have been numerous events held there, including the Bestial Legion Fest. If you purchased tickets through one of the local bands, your tickets will still be valid at the new venue. If you purchased your tickets through TicketMaster, you should be receiving your refund any day. The Key Club said they will be issuing refunds, but they haven’t been responding to us about the progress of it, so if you’d like to call and find out, go ahead. You can now purchase tickets exclusively through our new ticketing website, 8thDayTix.com. We’re sorry about the confusion, and hope to see everyone there. More information can be found at www.churchofthe8thday.com.”

The new location for the show, is the Salon Royal (Royal Hall) in downtown, located at 8637 South Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90002 (Google maps). Parking is provided, with an entrance through the “Steel and Lube” entrance.

MARDUK: Updated Itinerary for Upcoming North American Tour

Following three very special U.S. appearances this summer in Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York (effectively breaking their streak of visa issues), Swedish black metal monsters MARDUK will return for a full headlining North American tour this November. The band will be joined by NACHTMYSTIUM, MANTIC RITUAL, MERRIMACK and BLACK ANVIL (on select dates). Here is an updated list of tour dates:

11/19/2009 The Sterling Hotel w/ BLACK ANVIL
11/20/2009 The Palladium – Worcester, MA w/ BLACK ANVIL
11/21/2009 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC w/ BLACK ANVIL
11/22/2009 Wreck Room – Toronto, ON w/ BLACK ANVIL
11/23/2009 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
11/24/2009 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/25/2009 Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
11/27/2009 The Bar – New Orleans, LA
11/28/2009 Red 7 – Austin, TX
11/29/2009 Ridglea Theater – Ft Worth, TX
11/30/2009 The Marquee – Tulsa, OK
12/02/2009 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
12/03/2009 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
12/04/2009 The Key Club – Hollywood, CA w/ BLACK ANVIL
12/05/2009 Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA w/ BLACK ANVIL
12/06/2009 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA w/ BLACK ANVIL
12/07/2009 Satyricon – Portland, OR
12/08/2009 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
12/09/2009 Clug Vegas – Salt Lake City, UT
12/10/2009 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom – Denver, CO
12/11/2009 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
12/12/2009 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
12/13/2009 Station 4 – St Paul, MN
12/14/2009 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
12/15/2009 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
12/16/2009 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY w/ BLACK ANVIL

MARDUK‘s eleventh studio album, Wormwood, was released on October 13th.  Visit MARDUK on the web for more info: www.marduk.nu

THE HAUNTED, NACHTMYSTIUM, KYLESA, INTRONAUT Announce Tour

THE HAUNTED, NACHTMYSTIUM, KYLESA, and INTRONAUT have announced a North American tour for the new year.  Tour dates are follows:

4/2 Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse
4/3 Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club
4/4 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
4/5 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
4/6 Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
4/7 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
4/8 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Ballroom
4/9 Calgary, AB @ The Warehouse
4/11 Winnipeg, MB @ Royal Albert
4/12 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
4/13 Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
4/14 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
4/15 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
4/16 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
4/17 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
4/19 New York, NY @ BB King’s Blues Club
4/21 Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s
4/22 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
4/23 Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
4/24 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

BORIS U.S. Tour Updates

The previously announced BORIS North American tour beginning in June has been updated. The full routing is below. TORCHE will be supporting BORIS on dates, but WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM have since dropped from the tour. Just added this week, NACHTMYSTIUM will join the tour from July 12th through 20th, and LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR from July 22nd through August 3rd.

BORIS w/ TORCHE:
06/24/2008 Casbah – San Diego, CA
06/25/2008 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
06/27/2008 Rubber Gloves – Denton, TX
06/28/2008 The Mohawk – Austin, TX
06/29/2008 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
07/01/2008 Spanish Moon – Baton Rouge, LA
07/02/2008 Common Grounds – Gainesville, FL
07/03/2008 The Social – Orlando, FL
07/05/2008 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
07/06/2008 Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
07/08/2008 Black Cat – Washington, DC
07/09/2008 First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA
07/10/2008 Webster Hall – New York, NY
07/11/2008 The Middle East – Cambridge, MA

BORIS w/ TORCHE, NACHTMYSTIUM:
07/12/2008 La Sala Rosa – Montreal, QC
07/13/2008 Barrymore – Ottawa, ON
07/14/2008 Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
07/15/2008 Tralf – Buffalo, NY
07/16/2008 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
07/17/2008 Diesel – Pittsburgh, PA
07/18/2008 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
07/19/2008 Turner Hall – Milwaukee, WI
07/20/2008 Pitchfork Music Festival / Union Park – Chicago, IL

BORIS w/ TORCHE, LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR:
07/22/2008 The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
07/23/2008 Granada Theatre – Lawrence, KS
07/25/2008 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
07/26/2008 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
07/29/2008 Neumo’s – Seattle, WA
07/30/2008 Vancouver, BC, Canada
07/31/2008 Thu Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
08/02/2008 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
08/03/2008 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex

MAYHEM Announces the Deconsecrate the States 2007 Tour

For the first time in 6 years, and quite possibly the very last, MAYHEM’s Deconsecrate the States Tour 2007 is sure to be the hottest on record.

Their long awaited new Ordo Ad Chao album and tour feature the return of vocalist Attila Csihar, who sang on the band’s pinnacle album, De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas. Attila has never before performed on US soil as a MAYHEM member, which makes this tour the closest North America will ever have of witnessing the classic MAYHEM line-up.

Here the tour dates:
July 16th – DNA Lounge, San Francisco, CA
July 17th – Galaxy Club – Santa Ana, CA
July 18th – Key Club – Los Angeles, CA
July 20th – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
July 22nd – Joe’s – Chicago, IL
July 23rd – BB Kings – New York, NY
July 24th – Jaxx – Springfield, VA
July 25th – The Sterling Hotel – Allentown, PA

Check your local listings for support acts which will include NACHTMYSTIUM, SIGH, TODAY IS THE DAY, INTRONAUT, WITHERED, AMBER ASYLUM, LUDICRA, CREMATORIUM, NOVEMBER’S DOOM, MOUTH OF ARCHITECT, and DEKAPITATOR.

ANGEL CORPSE, WATAIN, NACHTMYSTIUM Announce Spring Tour

ANGEL CORPSE, WATAIN, and NACHTMYSTIUM will head out for this May for the Antichrist Vanguards East Coast Tour 2007. The tour kicks off on May 9th in Minneapolis, MN.

Tour dates:
5/9 – Minneapolis, MN – Station 4 (*no ANGEL CORPSE)
5/10 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
5/11 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
5/12 – Philadelphia, PA – The Northstar
5/13 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East
5/14 – New York, NY – BB King’s
5/16 – Springfield, VA – Jaxx
5/17 – Winston-Salem, NC – Ziggy’s
5/18 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
5/19 – Tampa, FL – Brass Mug (*no NACHTMYSTIUM)
5/20 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room (*no NACHTMYSTIUM)