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    July 5th


    only 10$




    Jun 14 2010 8:00P

    The Rogue Scottsdale, Arizona

    Jun 18 2010 8:00P

    The Common Ground w/Madrost Riverside, California

    Jun 19 2010 8:00P

    On the Y Sacramento, CA Find Tickets

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    The Woods Medford, OR

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    Plan B Portland, Oregon

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    TBA Seattle, Washington

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    Redroom Boise, Idaho

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    The Studio Salt Lake City, Utah

    Jun 30 2010 8:00P

    Wasteland w/Havok Denver, Colorado

    Jul 2 2010 8:00P

    TBA Lincoln, Nebraska, US

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    TBA Des Moines, Iowa, US

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    Reggie's Rock Club (17+) Chicago, Illinois

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    TBA Indianapolis, Indiana

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    Macs Bar Lansing, Michigan

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    Now That's Class w/Vindicator, Trazom, Hellcannon Cleveland, Ohio

    Jul 9 2010 8:00P

    TBA rochester, New York, US

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    TBA Albany, New York, US

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    Ralph's w/Lich King Worcester, MA

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    TBA NYC Area, New York , US

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    The Meatlocker Montclair, NJ

    Jul 14 2010 8:00P

    Bowery Electric New York City, New York

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    Strange Matter Richmond, Virginia

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    TBA Raleigh, North Caro, US

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    TBA Knoxville, Tennessee , US

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    The Muse Nashville, Tennessee

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    Warehouse Atlanta, Georgia

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    TBA Orlando, Florida, US

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    TBA Panama city beach, Florida, US

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    TBA New Orleans, Louisiana, US

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    TBA Kansas City, Missouri, US

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    The Conservatory w/Insinnerator Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Jul 28 2010 8:00P

    TBA w/Insinnerator Dallas, Texas , US

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    TBA w/Insinnerator Austin, Texas

    Jul 30 2010 8:00P

    VENUE CHANGE: Pedicab w/Insinnerator San Antonio, Texas

    Aug 1 2010 8:00P

    TBA Las Cruces, New Mexico, US

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    tba phoenix, Arizona, US

    Aug 3 2010 8:00P

    TBA Los Angeles, California, US

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    Arckanum - ÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞ



    Arckanum's latest studio album, 'ÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞ', is the "soundtrack to wintry death of the worlds", an epic story of the old Norse giant Þjazi, and, finally, "a reflection and an allegorization of Þjazi’s wrathful and god-adversary evocation, resulting in long and annihilating winters destined to wipe out all life. It is the beginning of Ragna Røk." At least, that is what the elaborate description on the website says.


    What it boils down to, actually, is that the style that Shamaatae has always had in mind for Arckanum is still applied to 'ÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞ'. There is the hint of thrashy-ness and that somewhat melancholic slant and mood, the slightly simple and linear set-up, but certainly Arckanum's sound, nowadays, comes across as more characteristic and engaged than most other bands can hope to achieve. This time around, the overall production value is again good and the melodies truly trap the listener with their icy and repetitive character. The times of the weak Arckanum sound are long gone and that has worked very well for these compositions: 'ÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞ' may even contain Shamaatae's most convincing tracks to date, as Arckanum's music seems to keep be gaining more character and impact over time.


    Rating: 75/100







    Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta II: Dialogue with The Stars



    We here at Metal Injection have enjoyed a longtime love affair with the French metal scene. Rob & the boys are all about Gorod and Gojiiiraaaaaa,and have given them lots of love on this site (see here, here, and here). Those bands are undeniably rad, but they call me Grim Kim for a reason – allow me to introduce you to one of my favorite bands, (French or otherwise) – BLUT AUS NORD.


    Norway, Sweden, Finland, Eastern Europe and South America have long been the dark Meccas of black metal, but the USA, Japan, and France in particular are steadily creeping up to stake their claims for global supremacy. Simply put, French black metal rules. I've been jocking Deathspell Omega, Hell Militia, Blut Aus Nord, Peste Noire, and the Black Legions since I was just a little tyke with a Hellhammer backpatch. Consistently underrated and until recent times, more or less ignored by the majority of American metalheads, the French scene has given rise to some of the most challenging, forward-thinking, ass-kicking black metal of the past decade, and shows no signs of slowing down.


    Encompassing the primitive basement incantations of Les Légions Noires (Belketre, Mutiilation, Moëvöt, Vlad Tepes, and countless side projects), the gently metallic shoegaze of Alcest and Les Discrets, the experimental mindfuckery of Deathspell Omega and Glorior Belli, the cold fusion of Amesoeurs, the vicious Satanic slaughter of Hell Militia, Antaeus, Merrimack, and Arkhon Infaustus, and the skewed, melodically-informed perspectives of Peste Noire, Celestia and Spektr, it's easy to see (and hear) why French black metal is a force to be reckoned with. Its domination continues with Candlelight Records' release of Blut Aus Nord's latest opus, Memoria Vetusta II – Dialogue With the Stars, an album that had has my head spinning for the past month and will undoubtedly top many a year-end list.


    Blut Aus Nord fall somewhere in the middle of the aforementioned acts. No two B.A.N. albums sound the same, from the somber ambient-laced paens of Ultima Thulee and haunting darkness of Memoria Vetusta I: Fathers of the Icy Age (the prequel to the new album) to the lurching chords and jagged melodies of their later works (The Work Which Transforms God, MoRT). Last year's Odinist saw a return to more traditionl black metal song structures, but as always, saw the band stretching the boundaries of the genre. Blut Aus Nord have always been all about atmosphere – sometimes dense and suffocating, sometimes deceptively ethereal, but always deeply affecting. On Memoria Vetusta II – Dialogue With the Stars, they recaptured and then refined the icy cold majesty and subtly menacing tones of their earlier masterpieces, juxtaposing them with harsh black metal malevolence and dissonant harmonies. Several passages are nothing short of beautiful – see the opening track and the beginning of "Translucent Body Of Air (Sutta Anapanasati)." Still, Blut Aus Nord never stray too far from their black metal roots; the bloodthirsty elegance of "The Cosmic Echoes Of Non-Matter (Immaterial Voices Of The Fathers) is proof enough of that.


    Blut Aus Nord have outdone themselves once again, and cemented their status as one of the forerunners of modern black metal. It's hard to imagine where they could possibly go next, but I for one can't wait to find out.

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