Thursday 29 January 2015

The Sludgelord News: Daily Digest

Your rundown of the top sludge news stories of the day …

BEHEMOTH - H.P. Lovecraft and his followers wrote of an ancient tome called The Necronomicon, written by a mad Arab. The book was bound in human flesh and was said to contain spells that could destroy the world. Not to be outdone, Metal Blade Records will publish an authorized 490-page biography of Polish black metal legends BEHEMOTH.

The hardcover volume, Behemoth: The Devil’s Conquistadors is written by Łukasz Dunaj and focuses on the band’s music and their rise in the metal world and within their native land. The book will be released February 24, 2015.

The band is currently on tour in North America. You can catch them at the following dates:
1/29/2015 House Of Blues - Houston, TX
1/30/2015 Mohawk - Austin, TX
1/31/2015 House Of Blues - Dallas, TX
2/02/2015 Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
2/03/2015 The Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
2/05/2015 The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
2/06/2015 House Of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
2/07/2015 The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
2/08/2015 The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
2/10/2015 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
2/11/2015 Comodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
2/13/2015 Union Hall - Edmonton, AB
2/14/2015 MacEwan Hall - Calgary, AB
2/16/2015 The Garric - Winnipeg, MB
2/17/2015 Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN
2/18/2015 Orpheum Theater - Madison, WI
2/20/2015 House Of Blues -Chicago, IL
2/21/2015 Egyptian Room - Indianapolis, IN
2/22/2015 House Of Blues - Cleveland, OH
2/23/2015 St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI
2/24/2015 The Phoenix - Toronto, ON
2/25/2015 Metropolis - Montreal, QC
2/27/2015 House of Blues - Boston, MA
2/28/2015 Webster Hall - New York, NY
3/01/2015 Theater Of The Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
3/02/2015 The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD
3/03/2015 The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC
3/05/2015 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
3/06/2015 Janus Landing - Tampa, FL
3/07/2015 Revolution - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Earsplit PR


SORCERER - Exactly one month later, on March 24, Metal Blade will release the label debut of newly signed epic doom band SORCERER. The Swedish veterans have been working on new material since their re-formation in 2010, ‘In the Shadow of the Inverted Cross’ is the fruit of those labors.

"[We] are proud to have signed with the legendary metal label Metal Blade, home of many bands that has inspired us to start making music,” the band said in a press release. “With the new album In the Shadow of the Inverted Cross we hope to continue where we ended many years ago. It is all the fans that have supported us through the years that has inspired us to do this album and we really looking forward to meet you all on gigs and festivals soon!"

Although the band originally formed in 1988 and have released numerous demos and compilations, ‘In the Shadow of the Inverted Cross’ will be the band’s first official album. It will be released on CD, vinyl and digitally. Pre-orders will be taken at this location. You can also watch the music video for “The Dark Tower of the Sorcerer” at the same location.

Track Listing:
1. The Dark Tower of the Sorcerer
2. Sumerian Script
3. Lake of the Lost Souls
4. Excorcise the Demon
5. In the Shadow of the Inverted Cross
6. Prayers for a King
7. The Gates of Hell
8. Pagans Dance

Anders Engberg - vocals
Kristian Niemann - guitars
Peter Hallgren - guitars
Johnny Hagel - bass
Robert Iversen - drums

For More Info Visit:

Freeman Promotions


TAKEN BY THE SUN - Chicago post-metal doom quintet TAKEN BY THE SUN will release their debut album February 24 independantly on bandcamp. The band originally formed in 2011 and released a 5-song demo back in 2013. They take their cues from bands like NeurosisIsisPelicanRosettaMouth of the ArchitectRed Sparrowes and The Ocean “without replicating them” a press release said.

The band has made the closing track, “Ornaflux” available to stream and download with the pre-order of the album. If it’s any indication of what the rest of the album will sound like, the band is in no fear of sounding like anybody else.

You will find the album and the pre-order at this location.

Earsplit PR


And now you’re all caught up in the world of sludge.