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Atmospheric Black Metallers FEN are set to reissue their 2009 debut album “The Malediction Fields” as a limited edition vinyl pressing on Germany’s Eisenwald Productions.  The album, which was first released on CD by Code666, has been re-mastered by frontman The Watcher, and features two exclusive bonus tracks and new artwork and layout by bassist Grungyn.  “The Malediction Fields” will appear as a gatefold double LP, strictly limited to 500 copies, of which 300 will be on classic black vinyl and 200 on copper-coloured vinyl.  Release date is expected to be late April, to coincide with the band’s upcoming European tour supporting AGALLOCH.

Drawing their inspiration from the desolate Fen region in England, The Watcher (guitars and vocals) and Grungyn (bass and vocals), formed FEN in 2006, and today’s lineup includes Derwydd on drums.  The band’s sound has been variously described as post-black metal, shoegaze and progressive, but however you choose to label it, the music of Fen manages to meld the cold rage of Black Metal with introspection and reflection to create a distinctive, other-worldly atmosphere.   “Dustwalker” the band’s third full-length album was released in January on Code666, with whom the band recently signed a deal for a further three albums.

FEN are set to appear at the Depressive Fest in Moscow on the 13th April and the Phantoms on Pilsen Festival in the Czech Republic in October. They hit the road for the “Lucifer Over Europe” tour with AGALLOCH in late April.   Routing for the tour, which takes in a total of 16 countries throughout Central and Eastern Europe and Scandinavia, as follows:

21.04.2013 DE – Berlin / K17
22.04.2013 BE – Aalter / Kadans
23.04.2013 FR – Nantes / Le Ferrailleur
24.04.2013 ES – Bilbao / Sala Rockstar
25.04.2013 PO – Barroselas / SWR-Fest
26.04.2013 ES – Madrid / Sala Caracol
27.04.2013 ES – Barcelona / Sala Apolo 2
28.04.2013 FR – Luynes / Le Korigan
30.04.2013 DE – Stuttgart / Club Zentral  SOLD OUT
01.05.2013 DE – Leipzig / Moritzbastei
02.05.2013 PL – Wroclaw / Asymmetry-Fest (AGALLOCH only)
03.05.2013 LT – Vilnius / New York Club
04.05.2013 EE – Tallinn / Tapper
05.05.2013 FI – Tampere / Klubi
06.05.2013 FI – Helsinki / Korjaamo
07.05.2013 FI – Oulu / Nuclear Nightclub
08.05.2013 SW – Umea / Scharinska Villan
09.05.2013 NO – Trondheim / Familien
10.05.2013 NO – Oslo / Parkteatret
11.05.2013 SW – Göteborg / Sticky Fingers
12.05.2013 NL – Arnhem / Willemeen  SOLD OUT
13.05.2013 DE – Köln / Werkstatt
14.05.2013 DE – München / Backstage
15.05.2013 SL – Nova Gorica / Mostovna
16.05.2013 IT – Roma / Traffic Club
17.05.2013 IT – Travagliato / Circolo Colony
18.05.2013 AT – Vienna / Viper Room
19.05.2013 CZ – Ostrava / Barrak

More information about FEN can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fenofficial

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

FEN
Website:  www.fenband.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fenofficial
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/fenband
Webshop: http://fenmerchandise.bigcartel.com/
Band Contact & Booking: fenbanduk@gmail.com
Management & Booking: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Aural Music/Code666: http://www.auralmusic.com
Promos: promotion@auralmusic.com

Progressive/Atmospheric Black Metallers FEN have been confirmed to support the USA’s AGALLOCH on a 28 date European Tour during April and May of this year. Commenting on the addition of FEN to the lineup AGALLOCH had this to say: “We are proud to announce that joining us on our upcoming European tour will be our long time friends FEN (UK). We’ve played with FEN numerous times already in the UK, Belgium, and the US and are very pleased they’ll be with us for this extensive European tour…We are confident that our European fans will be blown away by the band’s fierce live show and their genuine and emotionally powerful music”.  FEN, who will be the only support on the tour, will be promoting their newly released album “Dustwalker”.  AGALLOCH will play a set of around 2 hours which will include a performance of their new EP “Faustian Echoes” in full for the first time in Europe.

Routing for “Lucifer Over Europe” tour, which includes 16 countries throughout Central and Eastern Europe and Scandinavia is as follows:

21.04.2013 DE – Berlin / K17
22.04.2013 BE – Aalter / Kadans
23.04.2013 FR – Nantes / Le Ferrailleur
24.04.2013 ES – Bilbao / Sala Rockstar
25.04.2013 PO – Barroselas / SWR-Fest
26.04.2013 ES – Madrid / Sala Caracol
27.04.2013 ES – Barcelona / Sala Apolo 2
28.04.2013 FR – Luynes / Le Korigan
30.04.2013 DE – Stuttgart / Club Zentral SOLD OUT
01.05.2013 DE – Leipzig / Moritzbastei
02.05.2013 PL – Wroclaw / Asymmetry-Fest (AGALLOCH only)
03.05.2013 LT – Vilnius / New York Club
04.05.2013 EE – Tallinn / Tapper
05.05.2013 FI – Tampere / Klubi
06.05.2013 FI – Helsinki / Korjaamo
07.05.2013 FI – Oulu / Nuclear Nightclub
08.05.2013 SW – Umea / Scharinska Villan
09.05.2013 NO – Trondheim / Familien
10.05.2013 NO – Oslo / Parkteatret
11.05.2013 SW – Göteborg / Sticky Fingers
12.05.2013 NL – Arnhem / Willemeen
13.05.2013 DE – Köln / Werkstatt
14.05.2013 DE – München / Backstage
15.05.2013 SL – Nova Gorica / Mostovna
16.05.2013 IT – Roma / Traffic Club
17.05.2013 IT – Travagliato / Circolo Colony
18.05.2013 AT – Vienna / Viper Room
19.05.2013 CZ – Ostrava / Barrak

“Dustwalker”, which is FEN’s third full-length album, was released this month on the Code666 label to almost universal critical acclaim from both critics and fans.  FEN’s style of Black Metal has been variously described as “progressive”, “atmospheric”, “post-rock” and “shoegaze”.  But however you choose to describe it, the sound created by the trio of The Watcher (guitars and vocals), Grungyn (bass and vocals) and Derwydd (drums) is hauntingly and unmistakeably FEN. It is a sound and an atmosphere that is uniquely influenced by the desolate, windswept region of England known as the Fens and conjures up feelings of isolation, abandonment, loss and yearning.

More information about FEN can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fenofficial

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

FEN
Website:  www.fenband.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fenofficial
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/fenband
Webshop: http://fenmerchandise.bigcartel.com/
Band Contact & Booking: fenbanduk@gmail.com
Management & Booking: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Aural Music/Code666: http://www.auralmusic.com
Promos: promotion@auralmusic.com
AGALLOCH
www.agalloch.org
www.facebook.com/AgallochOfficial

Progressive Black Metallers FEN have debuted a track from their upcoming album “Dustwalker”.  Set for release on Code666 on the 21st of January, “Dustwalker” will be the third full-length album from the three-piece whose line up comprises The Watcher (guitars and vocals), Grungyn (bass and vocals) and Derwydd (drums).  “Consequence”, the opening track from the album, can be heard on the player above or on the band’s SoundCloud page at http://soundcloud.com/fen-uk/fen-consequence

FEN’s music fits into the Black Metal genre, but the exact categorisation is hard to define, having been variously described as “progressive”, “atmospheric”, “post-rock” and “shoegaze”.  Drawing their name and inspiration from the desolate, windswept, other-worldly  Fen region of the UK from whence founder members The Watcher and Grungyn hail, there is no doubt that the band’s music fits into all the afore-mentioned categories, and more besides, to form a unique sound that is hauntingly and unmistakeably FEN.   As the Watcher recently commented about the new album: “If “Epoch” embodies a lonely walk into the deepening twilight of the fens in Autumn, then “Dustwalker” represents the cold, sharp greys of a bleak winter’s dawn.  An expression of isolation, abandonment and a gradual detachment from the material realm, this album is a starker, more direct representation of the Fen sound.”

FEN have previously released two albums on Code666 – their debut full length album “The Malediction Fields” in 2009 and the follow up “Epoch” in 2011, and the band recently announced that they had re-signed with the label for the release of a further three albums following the release of “Dustwalker”.  “Dustwalker” will be available in both CD format, and as a limited edition Clambox which will feature a bonus track and include a pendant with the band’s distinctive logo, which is currently available to pre-order.  Artwork for the album is by Grungyn.  Track listing for “Dustwalker” as follows:

I. Consequence
II. Hands of Dust
III. Spectre
IV. Reflections
V. Wolf Sun
VI. The Black Sound
VII. Walking the Crowpath
VIII. Epilogue (special edition bonus track)

More information about FEN can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fenofficial

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fenofficial
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/fenband
Webshop: http://fenmerchandise.bigcartel.com/
Band Contact & Booking: fenbanduk@gmail.com
Management & Booking: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Aural Music/Code666: http://www.auralmusic.com
Promos: promotion@auralmusic.com

Details of the third full-length album from UK Progressive Black Metallers FEN have been announced today.  The seven-track album “Dustwalker” is set for release on the 21st of January on Code666 Records, and will be appear in both CD format and as a limited edition Clambox which will feature a bonus track and include a pendant with the band’s distinctive logo.  Artwork for the album is by the FEN’s bass player Grungyn.  Track listing for “Dustwalker” as follows:

I. Consequence
II. Hands of Dust
III. Spectre
IV. Reflections
V. Wolf Sun
VI. The Black Sound
VII. Walking the Crowpath
VIII. Epilogue (special edition bonus track)

FEN was formed in 2006 by The Watcher (guitars and vocals), Grungyn (bass and vocals) and drummer Theutus.  The latter would later leave the band, to be replaced on drums by Derwydd.  Setting out to meld the cold rage that runs through Black Metal with the more introspective and reflective emotions found in the post-rock/shoegaze genres, FEN was able to evoke, through music, a vision of the Fens, an area in England noted for its desolate, windswept landscapes.  Like the region after which the band is named, FEN’s music has an almost other worldly aura that speaks of loss and unrequited yearning.

“Dustwalker” will be FEN’s third album on Code666, who previously released the band’s debut full-length “The Malediction Fields” in 2009 and “Epoch” in 2011.  FEN recently announced that they had re-signed with the Code666, a sub label of Aural Music, for a further three albums after “Dustwalker”.  Commenting on “Dustwalker “, frontman The Watcher had this to say: “If “Epoch” embodies a lonely walk into the deepening twilight of the fens in Autumn, then “Dustwalker” represents the cold, sharp greys of a bleak winter’s dawn.  An expression of isolation, abandonment and a gradual detachment from the material realm, this album is a starker, more direct representation of the Fen sound.”

More information about FEN can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fenofficial

“As Buried Spirits Stir” from FEN’s “Malediction Fields” album can be heard below

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fenofficial
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/fenband
Webshop: http://fenmerchandise.bigcartel.com/
Band Contact & Booking: fenbanduk@gmail.com
Management & Booking: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Aural Music/Code666: http://www.auralmusic.com
Promos: promotion@auralmusic.com

UK Progressive Black Metallers FEN have not only just finished work on their third full-length album, they have also renewed their contract with Code666 Records for the release of a further three albums.  Formed initially as a studio project in 2006, FEN draws its inspiration from the windswept, desolate landscape of England’s Fen region after which the band was named.  By fusing the cold rage of Black Metal with more reflective influences, FEN succeeds in creating a deeply intense, atmospheric, almost otherworldly sound, redolent of loss and melancholic yearning.

More information about FEN’s third full-length album, which is titled “Dustwalker” and is a follow up to “The Malediction Fields” which appeared in 2009 and “Epoch” released in 2011, will be available shortly.   FEN frontman The Watcher had this to say about the new contract: “We have been happy with the way we’ve been treated by Code666 in respect of the first three albums, and were impressed by the enthusiasm that the label has always shown for FEN and the faith they have placed in us, so it was logical for us to continue a relationship that was obviously working well”.

FEN is set to appear at the three-day Winter is Coming Festival in New London, Connecticut on the 13th October, marking the band’s first appearance in the USA.  Their next European appearance will be at the Aurora Infernalis Festival in Arnhem, Netherlands on the 27 October.  More information about FEN can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fenofficial

“As Buried Spirits Stir” from FEN’s “Malediction Fields” album can be heard below or at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMFDW46rsn0

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fenofficial
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/fenband
Webshop: http://fenmerchandise.bigcartel.com/
Band Contact & Booking: fenbanduk@gmail.com
Management & Booking: patriciathomas@btinternet.com

U.K. Progressive Black Metallers FEN will play their first ever date in North America on the 13th October when they appear at the three-day Winter is Coming Festival which is taking place between the 12th and 14th October in New London, Connecticut.   EVOKEN, VITAL REMAINS, AGALLOCH and SIG:AR:TYR are amongst the 23 bands who will play at the festival, which this year is dedicated to the memory of WOODS OF YPRES frontman David Gold.

Formed in 2006 as a studio project by Grungyn, Theutus and The Watcher, and inspired by the windswept, desolate landscape of England’s Fen region, the band set out to fuse the cold rage of Black Metal with more reflective influences, creating a deeply intense and atmospheric sound which speaks of loss and melancholic yearning.  Quickly realising that a studio project would be too restricting, FEN soon started to perform live, and an offer from Northern Silence Productions resulted in the release of the “Ancient Sorrow” EP in 2007.

A three-album deal with Code666 Records followed and FEN’s debut full-length album “The Malediction Fields” appeared in 2009, followed by the sophomore full-length “Epoch” in 2011. With today’s line up of The Watcher on vocals and guitars, Grungyn on vocals and bass and newest member Derwydd on drums, the band is currently putting the finishing touches to their new album.   FEN’s next European appearance will be at the Aurora Infernalis Festival in Arnhem, Netherlands on the 27 October.  More information about FEN can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fenofficial

“Exile’s Journey” from FEN’s “Malediction Fields” album can be heard below or at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5BpEMKGPSQ code:

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fenofficial
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/fenband
Webshop: http://fenmerchandise.bigcartel.com/
Band Contact & Booking: fenbanduk@gmail.com
Management & Booking: patriciathomas@btinternet.com