Baltimore, MD, you lucky motherfuckers! The Opeth/Katatonia tour was winding down at the Ram's Head, at what was the final stop of the tour on Tuesday, November 2nd and as a special treat for the fans in attendance, and for shits and giggles, the members of both of those bands that comprise the amazing death metal side project Bloodbath came out for a two song encore, concluding with an incredible rendition of their hit, "Eaten." To say I am incredibly jealous that I didn't get to see this at the NY stop is an understatement. We just got a lot of pretty Opeth songs, but I really wanted some nasty Bloodbath tracks. Now if you excuse me, I have to go listen to all of Bloodbath's discography.
We got really excited last week when the first dates surfaced for this Fall's Opeth/Katatonia tour. There were some junkies who were a little upset that Opeth weren't coming to their neck of the woods. Well, a ton more tour dates have surfaced so many you shouldn't be so upset. And, if they're not coming to your town, maybe it's time you pack your things and move to a more major market? Just sayin'. Here are the newly announced dates: (more…)
There has been a lot of news from the Opeth camp lately. Most recently, we learned that their album is coming out in September, and we got a peak at their trippy new cover. Naturally, when a new album comes out, a band is expected to tour, and Opeth will do just that this Fall, with their friends in Katatonia providing direct support. The first thing I thought when I saw this was "Why don't they have Bloodbath open the shows? How crazy would that be?" Bloodbath is of course, the death metal side project whose members consist exclusively of Opeth and Katatonia members. I can dream can't I? Anyway, here is the first round of scheduled dates: (more…)
The police reported today that the guitars have been turned in. We wont get into the murky ugly details right now as the priority was and is that we get them back on the road for our shows and then onto the competition winners, so lets celebrate that for now while the police continue to do their job.
Good to hear that this worked out as one of the stolen guitars were to be given away to a fan. Also, if you haven't seen our interview with Jonas, check it out here.
- Frank Godla
In very unfortunate news it would appear the latest Metal Injection interviewees Katatonia, have been robbed while on their headlining U.S. Tour. The robbery took place during their Minnesota stop of the tour, where two guitars were taken along with straps and wireless transmitters. The irony here is that one of the two guitars stolen was announced as a give away on the band's Myspace page.
The band apologizes for technical difficulties during their set due to the robbery and added
We just wanna encourage everybody already to help us keep an eye out for the guitars on pawn shops, Craigslist, eBay, etc. etc., and let us know immediately if they show up.
It's always a bummer to read about stolen gear, especially considering it's the life blood that musicians depend on to continue performing for the fans. It's also a really shitty example of hospitality shown to a Swedish band who doesn't visit the U.S. that often. Mayones is a unique guitar company, so it's easily recognizable. If you see one for sale that matches the description we urge you to help the band by contacting them via Myspace.
Stockholm, Sweden's brilliant death metal supergroup BLOODBATH has just posted the brand new song "Ieosos" from their forthcoming aptly titled third full-length album The Fathomless Mastery to their Myspace and their mini-site for the album, due for European release on October 6th and North American release on October 28th. For those not familiar with this incredible group and their crushing barrage of hateful brutality, the band consists of OPETH mainman Mikael Åkerfeld on vocals, OPETH drummer Martin "Axe" Axenrot, KATATONIA guitarist Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström, KATATONIA vocalist Jonas Renkse on bass, and Per "Sodomizer" Eriksson of 21 LUCIFERS and GENOCRUSH FEROX on guitar. For those of you only familiar with these guys recent work in the aforementioned bands, you might want to beware – BLOODBATH is as fucking brutal as death metal can get, period. Counting the songs "Mock the Cross" and "Slaughtering the Will to Live" that have previously been posted, "Ieosos" is the third song from the new album that has made it to the web before the release. The release date is soon approaching, so click the links below to see what awaits you.
The Fathomless Mastery track listing:
01. At The Behest Of Their Death
02. Mock The Cross (download)
03. Iesous (listen)
04. Wretched Human Mirror
06. Devouring The Feeble
07. Hades Rising
08. Slaughtering The Will To Live (listen)
10. Process Of Disillumination
11. Drink From The Cup Of Heresy
Until the album drops though, we'll tide you over with some awesomely-heavy footage of their 2005 performance of "Eaten" at the best festival in the world (aka Wacken Open Air). Enjoy the carnage!