From the Depths: Nazxul, Maniac, Merrimack
ALBUM UPDATE: 'Skandinavisk Misantropi,' the highly anticipated debut release from Maniac (ex-Mayhem) has been given a European release date of Oct. 19, while it will be available in the U.S. come Nov. 17. A doomy, blackened journey through hellfire and hate, the album contains eight tracks of aural pain, and sounds like nothing you've ever heard before. 'Skandinavisk Misantropi,' is a nightmare of twisted, jagged chords, harrowing vocals, devilishly catchy elements of black, death, doom and noise -- and features guest appearances by David Tibet (Current 93), Niklas Kvarforth (Shining), Attila Csihar (Mayhem) and Gaahl.
'Skandinavisk Misantropi' track list
'Slow Pain Coming'
'Towards the Shores of Loss'
'A Valley Below'
THE FRENCH ARE COMING: Cult Gallic black metal horde Merrimack will be poisoning our shores for the first time as part of the U.S. Plague Tour in November and December. Joining them will be headliners Marduk, psychedelic Chicago black attack Nachtmystium, neo-thrashers Mantic Ritual and, on select dates, New York City's viciously vital Black Anvil. Merrimack will be playing songs from their brand-new record, 'Grey Rigorism,' which was recently released by black metal institution Moribund Records.
Merrimack tour dates
Nov. 21 | Montreal, QC | Les Foufounes Electriques *
Nov. 22 | Toronto, ON | Wreck Room *
Nov. 23 | Baltimore, MD | Sonar
Nov. 24 | Atlanta, GA | The Masquerade
Nov. 25 | Tampa, FL | Brass Mug
Nov. 28 | Austin, TX | Red 7
Nov. 29 | Ft Worth, TX | Ridglea Theater
Nov. 30 | Tulsa, OK | The Marquee
Dec. 02 | Albuquerque, NM | Launchpad
Dec. 03 | Tempe, AZ | The Sets
Dec. 04 | Hollywood, CA | The Key Club
Dec. 05 | San Marcos, CA | The Jumping Turtle
Dec. 06 | San Francisco, CA | DNA Lounge
Dec. 07 | Portland, OR | Satyricon
Dec. 08 | Seattle, WA | Studio Seven
Dec. 10 | Denver, CO | Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
Dec. 11 | Kansas City, MO | Riot Room
Dec. 12 | Chicago, IL | Reggie's Rock Club
Dec. 13 | St Paul, MN | Station 4
Dec. 14 | Detroit, MI | Blondie's
Dec. 15 | Cleveland, OH | Peabody's
Dec. 16 | New York, NY | Gramercy Theater *