Behemoth To Release 10″ EP “O Pentagram Ignis“

Behemoth have announced that they will be releasing a new 10″ EP titled “O Pentagram Ignis” this fall. The effort will be available on the group’s upcoming “Ecclesia Diabolica Baltica” tour and it will be limited to 666 copies, including 333 pressed on clear vinyl and 333 pressed on white vinyl. Each copy will be signed by the band.

Nergal commented:

“The Ecclesia Diabolica Baltica tour will not only bring the most innovative concert production and a surprising setlist but will also offer new special merchandise made especially for this tour. A lot of things will be premiered and the most important one being the beautiful 10″ EP “O Pentagram Ignis”, which will be strictly limited, available ONLY during the concerts taking place in September and October! All copies will be signed by the band! Don’t miss out on this!”

“O Pentagram Ignis” Track Listing:

Side A:

01. “O Pentagram Ignis”
02. “Sabbath Mater” (live)

Side B:

01. “Wolves Ov Siberia” (live)
02. “Ecclesia Diabolica Catholica” (live)

’68 To Release “Summertime Blues” 10″ Vinyl

’68 have announced that they will be releasing a new limited edition 10″ vinyl for their cover of Blue Cheer‘s version of Eddie Cochran‘s “Summertime Blues.“ The release will come with two versions of the cover and two previously unreleased tracks. Pre-orders can be found HERE and they will ship in mid-November.

[via The PRP]

Melvins & Sleep’s Al Cisneros Join Forces For New EP “Sabbath”

It looks like the Melvins and Sleep’s Al Cisneros will be releasing a new two-song EP, titled “Sabbath,” as a 10 inch vinyl. The Melvins revealed the news by launching an auction for the test vinyl on eBay. The description for that listing says the following:

Up for auction is a rare Test Pressing for upcoming Amphetamine Reptile’s upcoming release of the Melvins Sabbath 10″. 2 tracks total with Al Cisneros of Sleep joining the Melvins. The record itself is basic black vinyl with simply “side A” printed on one side & “Melvins “Sabbath 1/10” handwritten on the other. Comes in the plastic sleeve from Pirates Press with a sticker adhered to it with the Amphetamine Reptile catalog #, band name, title, pressing plant, country of manufacture & some barcodes. The sleeve has the artwork of HAZE XXL & with 2 hand-pulled linocut prints that were printed, torn & mounted by HAZE himself. He has also written in pencil, the words MELVINS “SABBATH” on the front & TEST PRESSING 1/10 on the back. Only 10 of these exist & this is #1 in the edition.

Here’s a clip from the apparent sessions for the effort:

[via The PRP]

Opeth To Release Limited Edition “Ghost Of Perdition (Live)” 10″ Vinyl

Before they release “Garden Of The Titans: Live At Red Rocks Amphitheatre” on November 2, Opeth will be releasing a new limited edition 10″ vinyl titled “Ghost Of Perdition (Live)” on October 19. That effort will feature the title track on the a-side and a live version of “Sorceress“ on the b-side. Both performances were recorded during the band’s May 11, 2017 show at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, CO. It will be available in the following colors: pink sparkle in sleeve (limited to 700), violet sparkle in sleeve (Nuclear Blast mailorder exclusive, limited to 300), toffee in sleeve (Nuclear Blast mailorder exclusive, limited to 250), and summer bronze in sleeve (Nuclear Blast mailorder exclusive, limited to 250). Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Venom Inc. To Release “War” 10-Inch Single In August

Venom Inc. have announced that they will be releasing a new 10-inch single titled “War” on August 10. It can be pre-ordered on red (limited to 300 copies, mailorder only) and black vinyl (limited to 500 copies). Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan commented:

“In a world of uncertainty, where we are back to measuring the size of one nuclear arsenal against another (sic. Cold War) while other parts of the globe battle their perverse leanings and terror reigns down…we present ‘War’…and our very own live ‘Warhead’! Enjoy the destruction of all you thought you knew as indestructible.”

“War” Track Listing:

Side A:

01. “War” (Armageddon Edit)
02. “War” (live)

Side B:

01. “Warhead” (live)

This news comes after it was revealed that Jeff “Mantas” Dunn recently underwent heart surgery following a heart attack. The band have since scrapped their touring plans until August. They said the following:

“On 30th April 2018 our friend, brother and guitarist Jeff ‘Mantas’ Dunn suffered a major heart attack. During the ordeal Jeff died and had to be resuscitated. After a month enduring hospital treatment he received double by pass surgery in Lisbon, Portugal (where he now resides). The operation was a great success and he has been convalescing at home in Portugal.”