Belgian black metal trio Wiegedood (Oathbreaker, Amenra) have premiered the official music video for the title track to their upcoming album, De Doden Hebben Het Goed III. The 12-minute epic is set to an eerie clip, directed by the band themselves, depicting a nude, hooded man strung up by his arms struggling to break free. Check out the video after the break.
De Doden Hebben Het Goed III will be released on April 20 via Century Media. Pre-order here.
Photo by Stefaan Temmerman
Belgian black metal outfit Wiegedood (Oathbreaker, Amenra) have announced the release of their third full-length album. The forthcoming record, which was recorded by Christophe Dexters and mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley, will be titled De Doden Hebben Het Goed III and will be released on April 20 via Century Media Records. The record will feature four new tracks and will serve as the conclusion to the band’s De Doden Hebben Het Goed trilogy.
The album’s artwork and track listing can be found below.
It is sometimes surprisingly difficult to remember the first time you encountered a particular thing, even when that thing later turns out to be significantly meaningful, or something you really enjoy. Amenra is like that for me, in that I’m not sure when exactly I ran across them first or what led me to it. I do remember that the first exposure I had to them was seeing a video for their song The Pain. It Is Shapeless, which had been set to scenes from E. Elias Merhige’s dark surrealist film Begotten. If you haven’t seen Begotten before, its an extremely intense high contrast black and white art film that begins with a scene in which a god figure seated in a chair is disemboweling itself while vomiting filth. I had seen the film before and was always really drawn to its aesthetic and strangeness. It blew my mind a little that someone had decided to use it as a music video. Then the Amenra song began playing over it and somehow worked as a perfect complement in that moment. So, naturally I dove down the Amenra rabbit hole immediately afterward. Continue Reading
With a name that translates to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and album art depicting an eerie and uninviting marsh, one could assume that Wiegedood means business. With a scathing, twin guitar attack and pulverizing drum work at their disposal, this Belgian trio deliver some punishing and memorable black metal.
Coming roughly two years after the release of their well-received debut, De Doden Hebben Het Goed, the band present its storming successor, simply titled De Doden Hebben Het Goed II. In contrast to its predecessor’s more melancholic over tones, De Doden II showcases a faster, more dismal and more aggressive Wiegedood.
Belgian black metallers Wiegedood (Oathbreaker, et al) have premiered their forthcoming sophomore full-length, De Doden Hebben Het Goed II, at Terrorizer. The record will officially be released this Friday, February 10, via Consouling Sounds and can be purchased here. The band’s Levy Seynaeve told Terrorizer the following:
Belgian black metal trio Wiegedood (Oathbreaker, et al) have premiered the official video to their track “Ontzieling” at CVLT Nation. The grim and cold epic, which appears on the group’s forthcoming De Doden Hebben het Goed II LP, is set to an equally grim and grainy video directed by the band and Jonas Hollevoet, and edited by Hollevoet. Check it out below.
De Doden Hebben het Goed II will be released on February 10 via Consouling Sounds and Deathwish Inc. Pre-order here and here.
Photo by Jeroen Mylle
Belgium’s Oathbreaker have announced a U.S. spring headlining run in support of their critically-acclaimed 2016 record, Rheia. The tour will extend from March 15 through April 9 and will see the band supported by King Woman, Khemmis, Sannhet and Jaye Jayle on select stops of the tour. The full itinerary can be found after the break.
For whatever my opinion is worth (which probably isn’t much), I think this year has been quite an incredible one for heavy music. Some long-awaited returns, some exceptional grind, some progressive masterpieces, and some pretty substantial EPs, to say the least. Here are my top 20 picks for the best releases of 2016.
As with every other music blog or publication, we at Svbterranean are obligated to give you our silly opinions on what were the top albums of the year. I could list every single release I enjoyed this year, but I am limited on patience and writing ability. So, I was able to narrow it down to a modest 30. These are records that, not limited to just metal and hardcore either, that stuck with me long after the initial listen. Feel free to peruse the list below and tell me how my opinion is bullshit, because I will probably agree with you.