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Vanhelga PR2019

VANHELGA, one of Sweden’s most extreme exponents of the DSBM genre  are set to re-release an extended version of their 2014 Mini Album “LPT” which was previously only available in digital format.  Completely remastered, and with the addition of a never-before released track ” Drömlik eufori”,  as well as new artwork,  “LPT” will be available in Digipak format and will be strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide.

As a prelude to its 31st October release VANHELGA has today debuted a lyric video which can be seen below and on YouTube at https://youtu.be/Dfs5EQVCpKY


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Quite possibly the most personal, and disturbing,  release from a band known for its disturbing lyrics and imagery, “LPD” was written by founder J. Ottosson, who based it on his own experiences during an enforced involuntary stay in a psychiatric hospital, to which he was  committed under the Swedish  ‘Lagen om Psykiatrisk Tvångsvård’ law.  The “LPT” of the title.

“LPT” is a raw and almost unbearable emotionally honest account of the pure suffering  and  horrors that result from someone who is not only undergoing drug withdrawal  but is also suffering from psychosis and mental health problems,  and who is being confined within the dark corridors of a psychiatric hospital against their will.

Tracklisting for “LPT” is as follows:

1. Dag 1
2. Dag 2
3. Dag 3
4. LPT
5. Descending into darkness
6. Drömlik eufori (unreleased track from ‘Längtan’)

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“LPT” is now available to pre-order in two different bundles from the following:

“LPT” Digipak + unique VANHELGA lighter direct from the band at https://vanhelga.bandcamp.com/merch/lpt-remastered-pre-order

“LPT” Digipak + unique T shirt from War Against Yourself at https://waragainstyourself.bandcamp.com/album/lpt

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Formed in Linköping, Sweden, in 2001 by  J. Ottosson, aka 145188, who got together with likeminded musicians in order to finally breathe life into his vision, something he had not been able to do with any previous bands and musicians he had worked with.  Through their music and lyrics VANHELGA, which, translated from the Swedish means “Profane”, and whose current lineup includes 145188 (ESKAPI, ex-LIVELOVER)  on Guitars and Vocals,   J. Ejnarsson (TAKETH) on Guitars and Backing Vocals, and R. Jönsson on Bass, explores the darker side of humanity.  The one that few will admit exists, but which nevertheless is a huge part of every individual’s existence.

VANHELGA’s music can doubtlessly be classed as Black Metal, but that would be too restrictive a definition, and it is with no small sense of irony that the band has coined the phrase “Positive Music For Positive People” because VANHELGA’s  music is cold and sinister but with melodies and moments of melancholy that can draw you in and lull you into a false sense of security before you realize, too late, that you have been caught in an ominous web of sound that sends shivers down your spine.

More information about VANHELGA can be found on the band’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/officialvanhelga  or on their website at http://www.vanhelga.com

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: http://www.vanhelga.com
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/officialvanhelga
Bandcamp:   https://music.vanhelga.com
YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSK8dY_SxNOdiLbOHh9xMNg
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/officialvanhelga/
Band Contact & Booking:  info@vanhelga.com
PR:  patriciathomas@btinternet.com

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Sweden’s SHINING is set to hit the road for a 23-date tour during May and June 2019. Accompanying SHINING on what will be called the “Return of the Enemy” tour. will be Slovenian Black Metallers SRD, with no other bands or local supports being included on the tour.

Commenting on the tour the band had this to say:

SHINING are finally heading out for our first European tour in 3 years, and the first one in honour of our 10th album “Varg Utan Flock”, which, upon its release, once again proved that SHINING are the undisputed kings of pitch black, anti-humanitarian art.

Because of the band’s long history of never adjusting to the norm, SHINING have decided to refuse to have any local support acts on any of the dates, and,  instead of having some semi-interesting pay-to-play opening band, we will be bringing along Slovenian Black Metal band SRD, who are newly signed to Kvarforth’s own label THE SINISTER INITIATIVE.

To make things even more intriguing, SHINING are preparing a longer-than-usual show, and we promise you an event full of uncompromising darkness and perversion. Book your tickets today and join us in a celebration of the downfall of man!

All hail the Enemy! 

Routing for the Return of the Enemy  tour is as follows:

MAY
Wed 15: Helvete, Oberhausen, DE
Thur 16: Le Flow, Paris, FR
Fri 17: Le Ferrailleur, Nantes, FR
Sat 18: TBA
Mon 20: Connexion Live, Toulouse, FR
Tue 21: Caracol, Madrid, ES
Wed 22: Boveda, Barcelona, ES
Thu 23: Jas Rod, Marseille, FR
Fri 24: Pika Future Club, Verona, IT
Sat 25: Alchemica Music Club, Bologna, IT
Sun 26: Backstage, Munich, DE
Tue 28: Viper Room, Vienna, AT
Wed 29: Blue Hell, Budapest, HU
Thu 30: Zet Pe Te Club, Krakow, PL
Fri 31: U Bazyla, Poznan, PL
JUNE
Sat 01: Hellraiser Club, Leipzig, DE
Sun 02: Club From Hell, Erfurt, DE
Tue 04: MS Connexion Comples, Mannheim, DE
Wed 05: Hotel Cecil, Copenhagen, DK
Thu 06:  Kronensaal, Hamburg, DE
Fri 07: Vera, Groninghen, NL
Sat 08: Helling, Utrecht, NL
Sun 09: Throne Fest, Kuurne, BE

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Other dates so-far confirmed include and appearance in Sweden at Stockholm Slaughter in April, and one in the UK at Incineration Fest in May.  Other dates will be announced as and when confirmed.

More information about SHINING can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/shiningofficial/ or on the website at https://www.shiningasylum.com

The official video for the track “Tillsammans Är Vi Allt” from SHINING’s  “VII / Född Förlorare” album can be heard below and at https://youtu.be/iULz19Cc7yw


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SHINING releases and merchandise, including exclusive limited edition items not available elsewhere, can be found at http://www.shininglegions.com

Official SHINING videos can be found at http://www.shiningasylum.com/media.php

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: www.shiningasylum.com
Shining on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/shiningofficial
Niklas Kvarforth Official Fan Page on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/kvarforthofficialfanpage
Shining Webshop: http://www.shininglegions.com
Shining on SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/shining-official
Official  YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/OfficialShining
Niklas Kvarforth on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kvarforthofficial/
PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Booking:    luc@doomstarbookings.com or benny@doomstarbookings.com

 

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With their new album “Unalterable” due out on Black Lion Records on the 12th April, Sweden’s MIST OF MISERY have unveiled a video for a track from the album.

The video, for the track “Halls of Emptiness” can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/9tA2_WEGmNk


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“Unalterable” will be the third full-length album from MIST OF MISERY, and promises to be the longest, and most in-depth work that the band has every created.  Split into two parts, with fourteen tracks, and a total running time of almost two hours, “Unalterable” was recording during 2017 and 2018 at the Forlorn Halls Studios and  in various private locations in Stockholm, Sweden.

Black Lion Records will release “Unalterable” in Double CD  and Digital formats, both of which are now available to pre-order from https://mistofmiseryblacklion.bandcamp.com/album/unalterable

All guitars on StormblÂst and  the clean parts on “Unalterable” were  performed by Erik Molnar.  With artwork by Alice Ruitenberg, booklet design by Marcos Cerutti, and Bandphotos by Nikita Smirnov,  tracklisting on “Unalterable” is as follows:

Part 1
1. A Window Into Nothingness
2. Halls Of Emptiness
3. Heir To Misfortune
4. A Forest Of Disenchantments
5. Red Snow ( Coldworld Cover)
6. Desolation
7. Bleak Autumn pt II
Part 2
8. A Hollow Promise
9. Embracing Ruin
10. Stormblåst (Dimmu Borgir Cover)
11. The Dying Light
12. Within Dark Dreams
13. Unalterable
14. Eternal Bereavement

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Of “Unalterable”, the band had this to say:

The actual conception of “Unalterable” goes a long way back, with the title track having already been written in 2014. However, back then, we had no idea that we would be using it  as the  title track for our third-full length album. The rest of the songs were composed during 2017 and 2018 and the album was recorded during the same period

This album differs a bit from our earlier releases, both in production and in the composition of the songs. They are longer, darker, and more atmospheric than on any of our previous releases, and with its running time of almost two hours, it is the by far the longest work we’ve ever recorded .

The title “Unalterable” refers to the path of life, unalterable despite all efforts to alter its course, forcing us to dwell in this miserable existence until life’s end.

MIST OF MISERY’s next live appearance will be at Copperfield’s in Stockholm, Sweden, on the 30th March.

More information about MIST OF MISERY can be found on the band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MistofMisery/

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MistofMisery/
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mistofmisery/
Bandcamp: https://mistofmiseryblacklion.bandcamp.com
Band contact & Booking: mistofmisery@live.se
Black Lion Records Website: https://blacklion.nu
Black Lion Records on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blacklionrecordsswe/
Black Lion Records Bandcamp: https://blacklionrecords.bandcamp.com
Black Lion Records on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blacklionrecordsswe/
Black Lion Records on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Blacklionrecswe
Black Lion Records on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdKzG_KjmK7A-PnunzLvzdQ
Information from: contact@blacklion.nu

 

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Sweden’s SHINING have finished recording their tenth studio album, ‘X – Varg Utan Flock’ (“Wolf Without a Pack”), which will be released on Season of Mist.

SHINING’s founder and frontman Niklas Kvarforth commented:

“It has been an ordeal of gigantic proportions, but I am pleased to announce that the recording of our tenth album have now come to an end, and I am currently working on the final visual details before this aural nightmare can be sent off to our label and fuck up your lives.

‘X – Varg Utan Flock’ is the direct follow up to our fifth album, but, as usual it does contain a few unexpected twists and turns that will send cold shivers down your spines. It was an honour to serve for two decades as the grand puppet-master and bringer of chaos.

Let there be Blood!”

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More  information about SHINING website at www.shiningasylum.com   or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/shiningofficial

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SHINING releases and merchandise, including exclusive limited edition items not available elsewhere, can be found at http://www.shininglegions.com

The official video for the track “Vilja & Drömfrom”  SHINING’s album  “IX – Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends” can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/QO1JZ0qTSuE


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: www.shiningasylum.com
Shining on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/shiningofficial
Niklas Kvarforth Official Fan Page on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/kvarforthofficialfanpage
Shining Webshop: http://www.shininglegions.com
Shining on SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/shining-official
Official  YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/OfficialShining
PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com

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Straddling the line that divides Black Metal from DSBM, Sweden’s VANHELGA are set to release their fourth full-length album this Autumn.  Titled “Ode & Elegy” the eleven track album will hit the streets on Talheim Records on the 1st October .  “Förstörd”, a track from the album, can be heard below and on YouTube at https://youtu.be/0vCdEPWEJNY


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“Ode & Elegy” will be available in a cross-panel digipak edition, limited to 1,000 copies, and is available to pre-order from https://webstore.talheim-records.at/en/talheim-records/sound-carrier/cds/vanhelga-ode-und-elegy whilst the digital version will be released on the 10th October and will be available from  VANHELGA’s Bandcamp page at http://vanhelga.bandcamp.com.

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Artwork for “Ode & Elegy” is by Gedeminas Kiauné of Manum Diaboli Art.  Tracklisting as follows:

01. Utan Mening
02. Det Som Aldrig Fans
03. Förstörd
04. Du Finns Dȃr För Mig
05. Jag Återkommer
06. Abstinensens Dystra Tongång
07. Dödförklarad – Ånstad
08. Disharmoni
09. Status – Handlinsförlamad
10. Harmonisk Reflektion
11. Introspektion

VANHELGA’s next live appearance will be at the November’s Doom Festival to be held at Live & Loud in Sofia, Bulgaria on the 25-26 November.  Running order to be confirmed.

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

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The official video for the track ” Där Evigheten Inväntar Mig “, from VANHELGA’s 2014 full-length album  ” Längtan “,  can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/N1fiCNTUi3I


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/vanhelgaofficial
Bandcamp:   http://www.vanhelga.bandcamp.com
YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/ucsk8dy_sxnodilbohh9xmng
Store:  http://vanhelga.bigcartel.com/
Reverbnation:  http://www.reverbnation.com/vanhelga
Myspace:  https://myspace.com/vanhelga218
Band Contact & Booking:  145188@gmail.com or patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Management & PR:  patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Talheim Records: https://webstore.talheim-records.at

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In a statement issued today,  SHINING founder and frontman Niklas Kvarforth confirmed that the band had reached an agreement with former label, Spinefarm Records, that would see the label re-releasing three of SHINING’s recordings, which, according to Kvarforth, “have all been unavailable for a few years due to several “inconvenient” matters”.

The frontman went on to say: “SHINING’s seventh full-length album “VII / Född Förlorare” and the “Lots Of Girls Gonna Get Hurt” EP will both appear in CD and Limited Edition vinyl formats, with the vinyl formats having one additional track each.

“But the best news of all is that “Redefining Darkness” will once again be available to those who missed out on its short-lived presence on the record market.  The album will be available in both deluxe DIGIPAK and VINYL editions”.

The deluxe digipak edition of “Redefining Darkness”, and the vinyl editions of all three of the re-releases, have been re-mastered by Andy La Rocque at the Sonic Train Studios, and are now available to pre-order, along with new merchandise and bundles from  www.shininglegions.com

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More  information about SHINING, including all confirmed live shows  can be found on the band’s website at www.shiningasylum.com   or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/shiningofficial

SHINING releases and merchandise, including exclusive limited edition items not available elsewhere, can be found at http://www.shininglegions.com

The official video for the track “Tillsammans Är Vi Allt” from SHINING’s album “VII / Född Förlorare” can be seen below and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iULz19Cc7yw

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Ten tracks from SHINING can be heard below and at http://soundcloud.com/shining-official/sets/shining


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: www.shiningasylum.com
Shining on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/shiningofficial
Niklas Kvarforth Official Fan Page on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/kvarforthofficialfanpage
Shining Webshop: http://www.shininglegions.com
Shining on SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/shining-official
Official  YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/OfficialShining
Management and PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Booking: luc@rtn-touring.com

 

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NIKLAS KVARFORTH’s “When Prozac No Longer Helps” is set to be published in French by the Camion Noir Publishing House on the 19th of January.  The French edition, titled “Quand Le Prozac  Ne Suffit Plus”,  contains the lyrics to SHINING’s songs and follows on the heels of the English and Turkish translations.   With a cover photo by Natasha Mediator of Haste Malaise Photography, “Quand Le Prozac  Ne Suffit Plus” is available from http://www.camionnoir.com/

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Having tired of the shambolic, and mostly completely inaccurate translations of his lyrics that can be found on the internet, Kvarforth translated the texts from the original Swedish into English and published the first edition of “When Prozac No Longer Helps”, which sold out virtually immediately and is now in its third edition.  The availability of the English translation of SHINING’s lyrics opened up the way for other publishers who showed an interest in translating the work into their own languages.

As always, though, Kvarforth has exacting standards when it comes to all things SHINING, and chooses his collaborators with care.  For the French Edition he chose to work with  long-time friend Nicolas Castelaux, who, in the ’90’s, earned notoriety as the “Vampire of Paris”.  Having served a twelve year sentence Casatelaux went on to establish Camion Noir, a publishing house that specialises in the Occult, Dark History and True Crime.   The two met up recently during the band’s recent French tour and Kvarforth agreed to the publication on the condition that Castelaux himself handled the translation.

More  information about SHINING, including all confirmed live shows  can be found on the band’s website at www.shiningasylum.com   or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/shiningofficial

SHINING releases and merchandise, including exclusive limited edition items, can be found at http://www.shininglegions.com

The official video for the track “Vilja & Dröm“, from SHINING’s “IX / Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends”   can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/QO1JZ0qTSuE

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Eleven tracks from SHINING can be heard below and at http://soundcloud.com/shining-official/sets/shining  or embedded using the following code:

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Website: www.shiningasylum.com
Shining on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/shiningofficial
Niklas Kvarforth Official Fan Page on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/kvarforthofficialfanpage
Shining Webshop: http://www.shininglegions.com
Shining on SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/shining-official
Official  YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/OfficialShining
Official Shining Spotify Playlist: http://spoti.fi/1SYYASC
Management and PR: patriciathomas@btinternet.com
Booking: luc@rtn-touring.com