June 16, 2015 § Leave a comment
Originally posted on Metal Shock Finland (World Assault ):
Swedish melodic Doom/Death metallers, OCTOBER TIDE, have inked a record deal with Agonia Records. The band’s as-yet-untitled new album, successor to “Tunnel Of No Light” (2013), is currently at the pre-production stage and is expected to be released in early 2016.
Formed in 1995 by Katatonia members, Jonas Renkse and Fred Norrman, OCTOBER TIDE spawned two, now-cult releases: “Rain Without End” (1997) and “Grey Dawn” (1999), before going on hiatus for over 11 years.
Reunited in 2009, the Swedes continue to push their vision of characteristic melodic doom/death metal to the next level. With a new full-time drummer Jocke Wallgren (Valkyrja, Astrophobos), OCTOBER TIDE are fully engaged in working on their 5th studio album and first one for Agonia.
On the new deal and forthcoming effort, Emil Alstermark (guitars) commented: “During the first glance at this label you KNOW they are into metal…
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June 4, 2015 § Leave a comment
Originally posted on Sólstafir:
When I woke up on the morning of 20. January and looked at my emails I expected to find an email with my flight details for the Sólstafir tour that was supposed to start the day after. What I found instead was an email from Aðalbjörn Tryggvason, signed by him and the rest of my now ex-bandmates telling me I was fired from the band that I‘ve poured my sweat, blood and tears into for the last 20 years because of communication problems between us that were unjustly being blamed solely on me and me alone.
I called the airline and found out that my ticket had been cancelled without me knowing it. In a state of panic I quickly bought a new ticket, refusing to acknowledge Aðalbjörn’s right to kick me out of a band that I had formed with him 20 years earlier. Aðalbjörn’s response was to make it clear to me that he would refuse to…
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