Video: OLD FUNERAL Reunites For Performance At Norway’s BLEKKMETAL Event


The original lineup of the Norwegian cult black/death metal band OLD FUNERAL reunited for a short set on November 15 at the BlekkMetal event in Bergen, Norway. Joining Olve Eikemo (a.k.a. Abbath; ex-IMMORTAL) on bass/vocals were Tore Bratseth on guitar and Padden on drums.

OLD FUNERAL played the entire “Abduction Of Limbs” demo, which is said to be the first metal release to ever have been recorded at the legendary Grieghallen Studios in Bergen. They closed out their set with a cover version of CELTIC FROST‘s “Procreation Of The Wicked”.

A performance clip of the song “Annoying Individual” from the “Abduction Of Limbs” demo can be seen below.

In existence from 1988 until 1992, OLD FUNERAL was one of the earliest bands in the Norwegian extreme metal scene. Influenced by such acts as CARCASS and MORBID ANGEL, the group’s lineup also included Kristian Vikernes (a.k.a. Varg Vikernes; BURZUM) on guitar and Harald Nævdal (a.k.a. Demonaz; IMMORTAL) on guitar.

Source: Blabbermouth

MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT: I See Each OPETH Record As A Possible Last Record

Maniacs Japan earlier in the year conducted an interview with Mikael Åkerfeldt (guitar, vocals) and Fredrik Åkesson (guitar) of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).

On OPETH celebrating its 25th anniversary this year:

Mikael: “I feel like I am 25 years old, not the band, so it makes me feel a bit old. But it’s great. I mean, being around for 25 years, that’s an achievement, especially knowing what I know about the band and everything we’ve gone through to keep it together. And we haven’t kept it together; there’s been people coming and going in the band. I’m the only constant member since the beginning, you could say. So it feels weird; that number feels weird: 25 years. But I’m happy. I mean, the band is, I would say, stronger… this lineup is stronger than ever. It’s tighter. We’re good friends. We have fun. We do some good music, we think. And [we’re] still active. There’s still a demand for us. We can still go out and play and tour and work with something that we love doing, so that’s fantastic, you know. I cannot complain, apart from the fact that it’s been so damn long, you know. 25 years — I mean, that’s crazy.”

On the musical direction of OPETH‘s next album:

Mikael: “We don’t really know. That’s the beauty of it. Even if it sounds negative, it’s not meant to come across like that, but I see each record as a possible last record. But I think it’s a healthy thing, to not look into the future too much, for me. I’ve never been one of those guys; I just live in the now, kind of. So I can’t really see where we’re gonna take it musically. I think there’s another [OPETH] record [in the future], that we’re gonna put out more records. So I’m excited about that. But when I think about the future, the thing that excites me the most is the fact that I don’t know what’s gonna happen — to keep it fresh and exciting for us too. So we don’t have a plan for the future, but we hope that there is a future.”

OPETH‘s eleventh studio album, “Pale Communion”, sold around 13,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 19 on The Billboard 200 chart.

“Pale Communion” was released on August 26, 2014 via Roadrunner Records. The cover artwork was once again created by Travis Smith — with art direction by guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt. The CD was produced by Åkerfeldt and mixed by longtime collaborator and PORCUPINE TREE frontman/guitarist Steven Wilson.

Source: Blabbermouth

AT THE GATES’ ‘Slaughter Of The Soul’ Focus Of New 30-Minute Documentary From BANGER FILMS

Canadian production company Banger Films (“Metal: A Headbangers Journey”, “Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage”) will release the “Metal Evolution: Albums – Slaughter Of The Soul” documentary on December 25 via

“Metal Evolution: Albums” is a sequel to Banger‘s successful 12-part TV series “Metal Evolution”.

Says Banger Films co-founder Sam Dunn: “I’m continuing my journey into the history of metal music by delving into the most influential metal albums ever made. Not just the usual metal classics fans already know all about, but the albums that redefined the metal underground and captivated die-hard metal fans around the world.

“Released in 1995, AT THE GATES‘Slaughter Of The Soul’ was one of those records. Its potent mix of Tomas Lindberg‘s screaming vocals, Björler/Larsson‘s melodic twin guitars, and Studio Fredman‘s soon-to-be-legendary death metal production changed the course of extreme metal forever and became an instant must-have in the metal underground. The record absolutely blew my mind and, 20 years after its release, remains one of my all-time faves.

“But what’s the story behind ‘Slaughter Of The Soul’?

“Last year, I travelled to Gothenburg, Sweden to meet with the band before a sold-out hometown gig. We talked about the making of ‘Slaughter Of The Soul’, the highs and lows of their early years, their break-up, reunion, and current music. We also filmed a killer live show showcasing several songs from the album. The result is ‘Metal Evolution: Albums – Slaughter Of The Soul’, a 30-minute documentary featuring exclusive interviews with the band, producer Fredrik Nordström and members of SHADOWS FALL and IN FLAMES, and live performance footage from the Gothenburg show.

“I’m stoked to finally release this doc and hope it gets you all excited about what’s in store when we launch BangerTV as a full channel.”

Canadians will get the first chance to see “Metal Evolution: Albums – Slaughter Of The Soul”. If your cable package includes AUX TV, tune in on December 24 at 8 p.m. EST for its broadcast premiere.

Then, at midnight EST on December 25, “Metal Evolution: Albums – Slaughter Of The Soul” will be available to fans in every country to stream or download at

Source: Blabbermouth

New & Noteworthy, November 27th – Black Candy

It’s the first Black Friday edition of New & Noteworthy since our move away from Tuesdays. I personally will not be taking part in any shopping today, but I urge those of you that are to be safe and sensible. There’s plenty of new music to enjoy, so please make sure you are able to […]

Source: Insider

Lullaby Versions Of GHOST Out Now; Audio Samples Available

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star, the company which creates “beautiful lullaby versions of your favorite artists,” has just released “Lullaby Versions Of Ghost B.C.” via Roma Music Group.

“Lullaby Versions Of Ghost B.C.” track listing:

01. He Is
02. If You Have Ghosts
03. From The Pinnacle To The Pit
04. Stand By Him
05. Cirice
06. Secular Haze
07. Year Zero
08. Ritual

The song “From The Pinnacle To The Pit” can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.

Check out audio samples at this location.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star was born for the parent that wants to pass along their biggest passion to their child, music. Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star transforms popular music into instrumental lullabies perfect for babies, yoga or just relaxation. Now, parents can enjoy the music from LADY GAGA to METALLICA in soothing lullaby style. With over 135 titles to choose from, Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star is the largest line of pop, rock, metal and jamband music lullabies in the world.

These aren’t novelty recordings. They are cute, they are soft but these are serious recordings. Roma Music Group, which releases Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star, is run by two music industry veterans who put the fidelity of these recording at the top of the priority list. Let’s face it, much like the brand name clothes you buy for your infant, this music is really for you. Whether you are raising a metal baby, rocker or hippie baby, Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star has your music transformed from arena anthems into nursery classics.

Source: Blabbermouth Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deal: 20% Off Everything!

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Many of you know that Ali Marr is a good friend of mine and a big supporter of SkullsNBones. The former label executive left the US a few years ago to start his own company, Eyesore Merch, which has grown into a superstore of band, movie and tv-show swag. I reached out to Ali to see if he would be offering any deals this weekend because I really want one of the Behemoth coffee mugs, and to my luck, he is! is offering 20% off of everything (and free shipping in the UK) through the weekend Nov 27 – Nov 30 with the discount code: BFCM20

I figured if I was interested in saving a buck on some merch you might be also, so why not share the news?! Plus I like helping to spread the word of a friend’s business. (Support underground bands and support underground businesses!) So if you were thinking of getting some metal-related presents for yourself or others, this might be a good time to make the purchase!

With that in mind, I’m going to use this post to share my wish list for the holiday season, and then share it with my family. If you don’t feel like buying me a present you can skip the rest of this post and pick out your own shit on Eyesoremerch’s website.

I need to be drinking my coffee from this every day. I need five of these. You know that one present you want and hope for all year to get on Christmas morning and if you don’t get it you’ll slit Santa’s throat? That’s this one for me:


Next up, I have this tee shirt but I wear hoodies over everything most of the time. I need to upgrade to the outter-layer version for this design:


I forgot how fucking good Fear Factory is until I saw them a week and a half ago (see my live photos of Fear Factory here: and now I need some fresh swag:


You all know I’m a big Lamb of God supporter. I actually hadn’t seen this design before and now that I have, I have a serious desire to own it:


I only have the hoodie with the red font logo and no tee shirt at all from these guys. Not a bad design if you ask me:


Last thing I’ll tell Satan-claws I want for XXXmas is this Watain hoodie. Gotta support the black-metal masters:


That’s all for now… There’s a bunch of other gear I want from the site but I’m going to let you look through their site for the bands you love. They have a good dropdown menu for BANDS that lists them out so you can search that way. Check out their site and don’t forget to use the discount code when you check out!


Source: SkullsnBones

Watch Soilwork’s New Video for “Death in General”

The gorgeous video was shot in Joshua Tree, California.

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