January 05, 2010
Ibex Moon Records (www.ibexmoonrecords.com) have signed California’s Black / Thrashers GRAVEHILL (www.myspace.com/gravehill666). The label will first of all re-release the band’s 2009’s debut full length "Rites Of The Pentagram" on 12" vinyl (with a special packaging, strictly for die-hard collectors) and CD (including the 5 song "Metal Of Death / Advocation Of Murder And Suicide" EP, complete with new packaging). The vinyl edition will be out in February / March 2010, the CD will follow in the Spring. GRAVEHILL’s sophomore record "Pravus Tyrannis" will once again be recorded at Trench Studios with engineer John Haddad. Some songtitles set to appear on the album are ‘Unholy Executioner’, ‘Suffer No Man To Live’, ‘When All Roads Lead To Hell’, ‘Devil Worshiper’ and ‘War Prayers’. The release is planned for the Summer of 2010. In early 2010 Relapse Records will furthermore release a strictly limited Death Metal vinyl 7" EP series, featuring one band per side. The first one will feature GRAVEHILL and CARDIAC ARREST. This exclusive release features the GRAVEHILL song ‘Of Wolves And Wickedness’, recorded during the "Metal Of Death / Advocation Of Murder And Suicide" EP session. The EP series will eventually see a CD release as well. Check out www.relapse.com for more details.
INCANTATION will return to the stage at Urbana, IL’s Canopy Club for the Central Illinois Metal Fest. "The sickest fest in the Midwest" will take place on July 23-24, 2010 and also feature Ibex Moon Records label mates ACHERON. Guitarist, vocalist, and Ibex Moon chief John McEntee had this to say about the special performance: "It will be great once again to play the mighty Central Illinois Metal Fest. We played a few years back and the reaction was overwhelming. Of course, it’s an honor to play the fest again. We are planning to make this a very special performance of our "Diabolical Conquest" album. This will be our first time playing every song off the album live during one set. It’ll be a great opportunity to see us play some songs we haven’t played in quite some time. The Central Illinois Metal Fest is always a great time and extremely well organized. CIMF is definitely one of North America’s premier metal fests and we are proud to again be a part of it. Thanks to the CIMF staff for giving us this opportunity." For more info check out www.myspace.com/centralillinoismetalfest. "Also, we will be playing the Stonehenge Festival in Holland on July 31st. This will be our first time playing the Stonehenge Festival and it definitely is an honor to be part of it. We’ve heard a lot of good things about the fest from our friends and bands that have played it, so we are definitely looking forward to it." More info on that you’ll find at the official website www.stonehengefestival.nl