There’s A Line Of Corpse Painted Soaps Inspired By Mayhem, King Diamond, Cradle Of Filth, Etc.

An Etsy shop called CorpsePaintSoaps are selling a line of various soaps featuring corpse paint. The products, which are inspired by Mayhem, Abbath, King Diamond, Cradle Of Filth, Ghost, and more, can be found HERE.

[via MetalSucks]

Deftones, Faith No More, System Of A Down, Etc. Confirmed For 2021 Hellfest Open Air Festival

The lineup has been confirmed for the 2021 Hellfest Open Air festival in Clisson, France. The event will take place on June 18-20, 2021 and it will feature a majority of the bands that were previously booked for the scrapped 2020 edition.

Lineup:

June 18:

Mainstage 01:

Deftones
Dropkick Murphys
Opeth
Leprous
Soen
Ego Kill Talent
Frog Leap

Mainstage 02:

Volbeat
The Offspring
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Ghostemane
The Distillers
The Inspector Cluzo
Danko Jones
The Wildhearts
Laura Cox

Temple Stage:

Mayhem
Abbath
Rotting Christ
Primordial
The Great Old Ones
Seth
Mephorash
Numen
Tremplin Voice Of Hell

Altar Stage:

Obituary
At The Gates
Death DTA
Entombed A.D.
Grave
Cadaver
Necrowretch
Tremplin Voice Of Hell

Warzone Stage:

Suicidal Tendencies
Powerflo
Youth Of Today
Dog Eat Dog
Slapshot
Cro-Mags
Higher Power
In Other Climes

Valley Stage:

Electric Wizard
Baroness
OM
Witchcraft
Black Mountain
Elder
ASG
Greenleaf
Abrahma

June 19:

Mainstage 01:

Faith No More
Puscifer
Rival Sons
Heaven Shall Burn
Northlane
Crystal Lake
Fire From The Gods

Mainstage 02:

Deep Purple
Airbourne
Steel Panther
Alestorm
The Darkness
L7
The Dead Daisies
Galactic Empire

Temple Stage:

Wardruna
The Hu
Ensiferum
Taake
Kampfar
Einjerjer
Helheim
Aktarium
Artus

Altar Stage:

Sepultura
Sacred Reich
Flotsam And Jetsam
Loudblast
Exciter
Xentrix
Rectal Smegma
Brutal Sphincter
Karras

Warzone Stage:

Social Distortion
The Toy Dolls
Agnostic Front
Reverent Horton Heat
Anti-Flag
Frustration
Guerilla Poubelle
Lion’s Law
Grade 2

Valley Stage:

Envy
Mono & The Jo Quail Quartet
John Garcia & The Band Of Gold
High On Fire
Pelican
Me And That Man
The Picturebooks
Duel
Point Mort

June 20:

Mainstage 01:

System Of A Down
Korn
Maximum The Hormone
Jinjer
Lacuna Coil
Kontrust
Deadly Apples

Mainstage 02:

Judas Priest
Running Wild
Down
Michael Schenker
Doro
Delain
Sortilege
Battle Beast
Tempt

Temple Stage:

Watain
Alcest
Belzebubs
Borknagar
Gaahls Wyrd
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber
Numenorean
Penitence Onirique
Deliverance

Altar Stage:

Devin Townsend (by request set)
Dying Fetus
Misery Index
Ingested
Dyscarnate
Exocrine

Warzone Stage:

Walls Of Jericho
While She Sleeps
Deez Nuts
Jesus Piece
Moscow Death Brigade
Rotting Out
Landmvrks
Wolfpack

Valley Stage:

Killing Joke
Perturbator
Life Of Agony
3TEETH
Hangman’s Chair
Twin Temple
Inter Arma
Lysistrata
Ecstatic Vision

Abbath Says He Would Be Open To Reuniting With Immortal Someday

During a recent interview with Dagbladet Magasinet, Olve “Abbath” Eikemo was asked if he would ever consider reuniting with Immortal and he responded by saying that he would be open to the idea. This news comes six years after the frontman left the group.

Abbath said the following about his split with the band:

“The other guys in the band said I had a drug and booze problem. But I never bothered them with that stuff. They only used it as an excuse [to get rid of me].”

The frontman, who used to be married to Harald “Demonaz” Nævdal’s sister, went on to say that it’s upsetting that his son Torbjørn barely gets to see his uncle:

“That makes me sad. My son and Harald rarely see each other, but [Harald] is still his uncle.”

He continued when asked about a possible reunion:

“IMMORTAL reunion? Hmm. I got a text from Horgh [IMMORTAL drummer Reidar Horghagen] saying it was great that I got sober. Harald and I haven’t spoken at all. But there’s no evil blood or bitterness on my part anymore. I realize that I was a part of the problem. Things are great for me now. But am I open to an IMMORTAL reunion? Yes, of course. But it has to be something special. I just wish we could sit down and have a talk about things when it all went to hell, instead of involving lawyers.”

Abbath also added that he likes to remember the good times that he had with Demonaz:

“We were young and we drank whisky. Demonaz and I decided to take a rowboat over the fjord to Lysøya, which is where [the famous Norwegian composer and violin player] Ole Bull used to live. The island was full of tourists and we were running around in the woods in full corpse paint and black metal regalia — with torches in our hands. You should have seen the look on the faces of the older American tourists; we nearly gave them a heart attack. We ran back to the boat and rowed like hell back home. Fuck, that was a great time. We were so inspired by the incident that we wrote most of ‘Pure Holocaust’ the very same night.”

[via Blabbermouth]

“Decibel Metal And Beer Fest: Philly” Postponed Due To Coronavirus

The 2020 “Decibel Metal And Beer Fest” in Philadelphia, PA has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event, which was supposed to feature Converge, Napalm Death, Pig Destroyer, Mayhem, Abbath, and more, was originally set to take place at The Fillmore on April 3-4. The following statement was issued:

“In an effort to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Philadelphia has announced a city-wide ban on gatherings in excess of 1,000 people, which unfortunately means we have been forced to postpone Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly on April 3-4 at the Fillmore. Though it pains us to see so many plans disrupted as a result, we must remain committed to ensuring the safety of the bands, the breweries, the staff and, of course, the fans during this time. We will share the rescheduled festival date information as soon as we have it. Purchased tickets will be honored. Thank you for your understanding and support. More soon.”

Mayhem, Abbath, Etc. Tour Cancelled Due To Coronavirus

Mayhem, Abbath, Gatecreeper, and Idle Hands have officially cancelled their spring tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The following statement was issued:

“In an effort to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous states and cities on the Decibel Magazine Tour routing have announced bans on gatherings in excess of 250 or 500 people (with many more expected to do the same in the coming days). As a result, we have been forced to cancel the Decibel Magazine Tour. Though it pains us to see so many plans disrupted as a result, we must remain committed to ensuring the safety of the bands, their crew, venue staff and, of course, the fans during this time. For ticket refunds, please inquire at point of purchase. Thanks for your understanding and support of Mayhem, Abbath, Gatecreeper, Idle Hands and Decibel.”

Seattle & San Francisco Dates Of Mayhem, Abbath, Etc. Tour Cancelled Due To Coronavirus

The Seattle and San Francisco dates of Mayhem, Abbath, Gatecreeper, and Idle Hands’ North American tour have been cancelled due to the city-wide bans on large public gatherings that were established due to the coronavirus pandemic. The following statement was issued:

“Due to city-wide bans on gatherings in excess of 250 people in Seattle and 1000 people in San Francisco in order to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the March 17 (Seattle) and March 20 (San Francisco) dates of the Decibel Magazine Tour have been cancelled. Please inquire at point of purchase for refunds.”

Bassist Mia Wallace Says She Was “Forced To Part Ways With Abbath”

Mia Wallace has revealed that she is no longer a member of Abbath’s solo band. The bassist issued a statement saying she was “forced to part ways” with the group.

Wallace said the following:

“It is with sadness I have been forced to part ways with Abbath. It has been a challenging but exhilarating/exciting time and I am proud of my contribution to the Outstrider album, the concerts, the videos for Harvest Pyre and Hecate and the visuals and promotion of the band in general.

For me, being a part of Abbath was a dream come true and I can say with my hand on my heart I have been loyal to the team and to Abbath himself. Everyone can see this from the Argentina concert where I stood on the stage until the bitter end. I have not always agreed with certain other people in the Abbath camp and I have given my opinion honestly without anger or negative intent.

Unfortunately not everyone can take this.

I am disappointed that none of my former colleagues have contacted me in this process except for the five minute phone call from Abbath‘s manager in which I was told I would no longer be needed.

I was told not to contact anyone in the band. The explanation for this had no substance and just made more questions and confusion for me.

Up until then I had been preparing for the European tour as I had been told to do. I had to cancel other plans, and get time off work for the tour which I spent much time preparing for.

I am truly grateful for all the support from the fans, media, everyone at Season of Mist and collaborators of Abbath!

Thank you so much! It means everything to me in this difficult time.

I also wish only the best for Abbath whom I will always admire as an artist and thank him for the opportunity he has given me. Now I shall focus on my next step. Several very interesting new projects are in the works. I promise you have not heard the last of me.

Ciao!

Mia“

This news comes after Abbath recently returned to the road after getting sober.

Abbath Says He Is Almost Two Months Sober

Abbath (ex-Immortal) has shared a new video update in which he confirmed that he is almost two months sober. This news comes after the frontman previously revealed that he was entering rehab to deal with his addiction issues.

Abbath currently has the following dates booked:

Europe (with 1349, VLTIMAS and Nuclear):

01/23 Weimar, GER – Uhrenwerk
01/24 Bochum, GER – Matrix
01/25 Nijmegen, NET – Doornsroosje
01/26 Antwerpen, BEL – Trix
01/27 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
01/28 Paris, FRA – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
01/29 Nantes, FRA – Stereolux
01/30 Toulouse, FRA – Metronum
01/31 Barcelona, SPA – Salamandra
02/01 Madrid, SPA – Sala But
02/02 Lyon, FRA – Nikasi Kao
02/04 Mannheim, GER – MS Connextion Complex
02/05 Munchen, GER – Backstage
02/06 Luzern, SWI – Schuur
02/07 Parma, ITA – Campus Music Industry
02/08 Brno, CZE – Fleda
02/09 Warsaw, POL – Progresja
02/11 Berlin, GER – Festsaal Kreuzberg
02/12 Hamburg, GER – Kulturpalast
02/13 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
02/14 Gothenburg, SWE – Tradgarn
02/15 Stockholm, SWE – Fryhuset Klubben

North America (with Mayhem, Gatecreeper and Idle Hands):

03/13 Denver, CO – The Ogden Theatre
03/14 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
03/16 Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
03/17 Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
03/18 Vancouver, BC – The Imperial
03/20 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
03/21 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
03/22 San Diego, CA – The Observatory NP
03/24 Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
03/25 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
03/27 Austin, TX – Empire Garage
03/28 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
03/29 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
03/31 Tampa, FL – The Ritz
04/01 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
04/02 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
04/03 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
04/04 New York, NY – Webster Hall
04/06 Boston, MA – The Paradise
04/07 Montreal, QC – Corona Theater
04/08 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
04/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
04/10 Chicago, IL – The Metro

Gatecreeper & Idle Hands Added To 2020 “Decibel Magazine Tour”

Gatecreeper and Idle Hands will now be joining Mayhem and Abbath on the 2020 “Decibel Magazine Tour.” You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

03/13 Denver, CO – The Ogden Theatre
03/14 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
03/16 Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
03/17 Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
03/18 Vancouver, BC – The Imperial
03/20 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
03/21 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
03/22 San Diego, CA – The Observatory NP
03/24 Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
03/25 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
03/27 Austin, TX – Empire Garage
03/28 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
03/29 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
03/31 Tampa, FL – The Ritz
04/01 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
04/02 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
04/03 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
04/04 New York, NY – Webster Hall
04/06 Boston, MA – The Paradise
04/07 Montreal, QC – Corona Theater
04/08 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
04/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
04/10 Chicago, IL – The Metro

Deftones, Faith No More, System Of A Down, Etc. Set For 2020 Hellfest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Hellfest Open Air Festival. The event will be held in Clisson, France on June 19-21 and the daily stage lineups can be found below.

June 19:

Mainstage 01: Deftones, Incubus, Opeth, Leprous, Ego Kill Talent, Soen, and Frog Leap

Mainstage 02: Volbeat, The Offspring, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Inspector Cluzo, Ghostemane, Danko Jones, The Wildhearts, and Laura Cox.

Altar Stage: Obituary, Death DTA, At The Gates, Entombed A.D., Grave, Unleashed, Cadaver, Necrowretch, and Tremplin Voice Of Hell.

Temple Stage: Mayhem, Abbath, Rotting Christ, Primordial, The Great Old Ones, Seth, Mephorash, Numen, and Tremplin Voice Of Hell.

Valley Stage: Electric Wizard, Baroness, OM, Witchcraft, Black Mountain, Elder, ASG, Greenleaf, and Ecstatic Vision.

Warzone Stage: Body Count, Suicidal Tendencies, Powerflo, Youth Of Today, Dog Eat Dog, Slapshot, Jesus Piece, Higher Power, and In Other Climes.

June 20:

Mainstage 01: Faith No More, Infectious Grooves, Alter Bridge, Heaven Shall Burn, Thy Art Is Murder, Crystal Lake, and Fire From The Gods.

Mainstage 02: Deep Purple, Airbourne, Steel Panther, Alestorm, The Darkness, Last In Line, L7, The Dead Daises, and Galactic Empire.

Altar Stage: Sepultura, Sacred Reich, Flotsam And Jetsam, Exciter, Loudblast, Xentrix, Rectal Smegma, Brutal Sphincter, and Karras.

Temple Stage: Wardruna, The Hu, Ensiferum, Taake, Kamppfar, Einjerjer, Helheim, Aktarium, and Artus.

Valley Stage: Envy, Mono & The Jo Quail Quartet, John Garcia & The Band Of Gold, High On Fire, Pelican, Me And That Man, The Picturebooks, Duel, and Point Mort.

Warzone Stage: Social Distortion, The Toy Dolls, Agnostic Front, Reverent Horton Heat, Anti-Flag, Frustration, Guerilla Poubelle, Lion’s Law, and Grade 2.

June 21:

Mainstage 01: System Of A Down, Korn, Maximum The Hormone, BABYMETAL, Jinjer, Lacuna Coil, Kontrust, and Deadly Apples.

Mainstage 02: Judas Priest, Running Wild, Down, Michael Schenker, Doro, Delain, Sortilege, Battle Beast, and Tempt.

Altar Stage: Devin Townsend, Meshuggah, The Black Dahlia Murder, Periphery, Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Ingested, Dyscarnate, and Exocrine.

Temple Stage: Watain, Alcest, Belzebubs, Borknagar, Gaahls Wyrd, Regarde Les Hommes Tomber, Numenorean, Penitence Onirique, and Deliverance.

Valley Stage: Killing Joke, Perturbator, Life Of Agony, 3TEETH, Hangman’s Chair, Twin Temple, Inter Arma, Lysistrata, and Abrahma.

Warzone Stage: Walls Of Jericho, August Burns Red, While She Sleeps, Lionheart, Rotting Out, Landmarks, Moscow Death Brigade, and Wolfpack.