Last month, Southern Lord Recordings confirmed the collaboration between Ulver and Sunn O))) on a three-track release called Terrestrials. Today you get to hear how these two bands merge in the audio sample of the track "Eternal Return" streaming right now over here, where you will also be able to pre-order the release. Bear in mind that it is only an excerpt of the song. This release is dropping on February 4th.
Prepare to be blown away. A few days ago, Southern Lord Recordings teased a new collaboration between Ulver and creepy drone outfit Sunn O))) and today we finally learn more about it. The pair's long standing camaraderie was initiated during Sunn O)))'s 2003 White1 sessions with the track "CutWOODED" which was produced by Ulver, in tribute to deceased film director Ed Wood. The result of this new union is a three-track recording entitled Terrestrials. Yes, it is happening.
Swedish death metallers Vanhelgd have good news for us. After a two-year absence, the group is returning with fresh material and will strike back with a vengeance in 2014. Vanhelgd have recently completed writing and are scheduled to enter the studio in November 2013. The band recorded a short video clip of themselves rehearsing a new track off the new album, and you can watch it here.
Ulver are currently streaming their new release Messe I.X-VI.X online through their Bandcamp page. The music on Messe I.X-VI.X was composed for and recorded with the Tromsø Chamber Orchestra and first performed live. You can now listen to its ambitious studio version.
The catacombs are now once again unearthed. The Mexican barbarous death metal band Denial is the newest addition to the Pulverised Records roster. Four years since the band's debut full-length record Catacombs Of The Grotesque was released and to critically acclaim, received a decent underground following with their trademark gargantuan down-tuned guitars and unorthodox morbid death metal torment.
Norwegian avantgarde outfit Ulver have released a promo video for the cover song "Magic Hollow", originally from Beau Brummels, which is now available for viewing at this location or below. The song is taken from their forthcoming album Childhood's End, featuring classic psychedelic songs re-worked and recorded by the band in late 2011, which is set for release on May 28th via Kscope. The video was directed by Justin Oakey. The album can be pre-ordered here, where you'll also find interviews and other content.
Swedish Melodic Gloom Lords October Tide have officially inked a worldwide deal with Pulverised Records!
Shortly a year after October Tide announced their reformation, the band wasted no time and went on to release the acclaimed new album after eleven years with A Thin Shell.
Come 2012, October Tide is currently preparing and hard at work on the untitled new album, which will once again precipitate some serious mournful tunes and the beauty of darkness and sorrow have never been so sonically enchanting.
October Tide have scheduled the recording of the untitled new album at the renowned Black Lounge Studio (Scar Symmetry, Carnal Forge, In Mourning, Centinex, etc) in Sweden. The production duties will once again be handled under the helm of Jonas Kjellgren.
To commemorate Ulver's special performance at Roadburn 2012, Roadburn Records is releasing the band's new EP entitled Roadburn EP on Thursday, April 12th, in tandem with the festival. This 7" vinyl EP will be limited to 500 copies.
Norwegian black metal quintet Den Saakaldte have said their farewell to Singaporean label Pulverised Records. The band is now looking for a new record label located closer to their home country.
Stated Den Saakaldte guitarist Mikael Siouzios (but you can call him Sykelig): "Many things changed during the last period of time for us as individuals and as an affect, to Den Saakaldte as well.
We felt and considered that we would like all factors surrounding the band and genereting life to the band to be surrounding us and to be more direct to us. We took the decision that Den Saakaldte's future would work better if the record label that we are signed by, is based in Europe. Pulverised Records that has always been in supportive spirit, respected this decision of ours and we agreed to part ways as friends and with mutual appreciation & respect.
Kscope are very proud to announce that Ulver are the latest band to join their roster.
Here's the official press release: "Early pioneers of Norwegian black metal, the band have continually evolved throughout their career and now stand as living legends of the dark music industry. The last two years have also seen Ulver manifest into a live band. Following their first live performance in May 2009, at the Norwegian Festival of Literature, the band toured Europe in 2010 selling out prestigious venues such as the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Volksbühne in Berlin and Casa da Música in Porto, to great acclaim.
2010 culminated in a packed performance in the main theatre of the Norwegian National Opera. Ulver were the first band outside the established Norwegian music scene to be invited to play at the opera house and a DVD of this landmark performance will be released on Kscope later this year.
Video footage from the forthcoming Ulver live DVD, entitled Ulver At The Opera 2010, is now available for viewing at this location. No release date has been set for the moment, so keep an eye out for further updates.
Ulver played live at the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet on July 31th last year, with special guests Ian Johnstone and Christian Fennesz.
Ulver has issued the following band update on their MySpace site:
"Ok, so now we have been on the road, and it has been rewarding, all fear and loathing considered. We are a domestic pack these days. The children miss their parents and we miss them. So. We have decided to limit next year's touring to two shorter blocks, one before and one after summer, plus an odd festival here and there. We would also very much like to make a few apperances overseas.
2011 is the future, a Critical Geography, the new album of Ulver. The anthological presentation we've been hiding behind since Lillehammer is history after Warsaw.
We are stoked to say that our blood-brothers Virus have accepted the offer to play their debut concert with us at London-palace Koko, as a kick-off spectacular. This is Virus' Lillehammer, and they are a bit apprehensive. We are certain though, that if you show them the same courtesy that you showed us, this will be one to remember.