- Deluxe Newly Remastered Editions of DIO’s Four Studio Albums from 1996-2004
- Limited Edition 1st run of vinyl features lenticular LP-sized album art print
- Long out of print on CD
- 2CD and Streaming/Digital versions feature rare and unreleased bonus tracks
Denver, Colorado’s Khemmis open up about Decibel Magazine awards, beer, tour plans, inception, origins and more with Todd Owens of Capital Chaos TV outside of a recent sold show, at Thee Parkside in San Francisco, California.
Slow, loud, heavy — this is Khemmis, a four piece doomed rock ‘n’ roll quartet from Denver, Colorado.
Their debut, ‘Absolution’, was released by 20 Buck Spin in July 2015 and slowly but surely steamrolled all that came in contact with its unforgettable heaviness and classic melodicism. Virtually unknown outside Denver upon release, the band gathered acclaim over the ensuing months and by year end had landed in the #9 spot on Decibel Magazine’s annual top 40 albums of the year, not a small accomplishment for a band on its debut album.
The new album ‘Hunted’ reveals a Khemmis fortified in its purpose and vision, forging an unrivaled synthesis between immense Doom riffs and Maiden-esque harmony. Overall song length has increased yielding more expansively arranged and dramatic storms of elegance and melancholy.
And yet Khemmis are not content to plod through a sea of tears, they are always a rock band first, in service to the movement of the song, even approaching a High On Fire like pace to open the pummeling “Three Gates.” The lauded singing of vocalist Phil Pendergast reaches ascendant new heights on tracks like “Candlelight” and “Beyond The Door,” while the tasteful use of harsh vocals remains, providing a dark foreboding contrast. The 13-minute title track once again closes the album with an epic stunner.
Undoubtedly ‘Hunted’ is an album that will solidify Khemmis’ place at the vanguard of doom’s most notable modern manifestations, in large part because they transcend the label itself. They’ve seamlessly blended their influences into an extraordinarily listenable album worthy of countless spins. With such a glut of music released today, ‘Hunted’ stands apart, rewarding repeat listens with songs seared straight into the heart.
For fans of..Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy, ZZ Top, Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, In Solitude, Neurosis, YOB, High on Fire
BLACK SABBATH Black Sabbath: The CVLT Nation Sessions
1. BEASTMAKER – Black Sabbath
2. CHRCH – The Wizard
3. JUPITERIAN – Behind The Wall Of Sleep
4. MINDKULT – N.I.B.
5. WITCHTHROAT SERPENT – Evil Woman
6. FROWN – Sleeping Village
7. TRAPPED WITHIN BURNING MACHINERY – Warning
8. SPACE BONG – Wicked World
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Black Sabbaths January 22 performance at United Center in Chicago, Illinois can be seen below.
The band’s setlist was as follows:
01. Black Sabbath
02. Fairies Wear Boots
03. After Forever (first live performance since 2005)
04. Into The Void
06. War Pigs
07. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
09. Hand Of Doom
10. Rat Salad (with drum solo)
11. Iron Man
12. God Is Dead?
13. Under The Sun/Every Day Comes And Goes
14. Dirty Women
It started nearly five decades ago with a crack of thunder, a distant bell ringing and then that monstrous riff that shook the earth. The heaviest rock sound ever heard.
In that moment Heavy Metal was born, created by a young band from Birmingham, England barely out of their teens.
Now it ENDS, the final tour by the greatest Metal Band of all time, BLACK SABBATH. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler close the final chapter in the final volume of the incredible BLACK SABBATH story.
BLACK SABBATH’s farewell tour, THE END, begins on January 20, 2016 and it promises to surpass all previous tours with their most mesmerizing production ever.
When this tour concludes, it will truly be THE END,
THE END of one of most legendary bands in Rock ’n Roll history…
North American Tour Dates:
1/20 – Omaha, Neb. @ CenturyLink Center
1/22 – Chicago, Ill. @ United Center
1/25 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Target Center
1/28 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan @ Sasktel Centre
1/30 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Rexall Centre
2/01 – Calgary, Alberta @ Scotiabank Saddledome
2/03 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rogers Arena
2/06 – Tacoma, Wash. @ Tacoma Dome
2/09 – San Jose, Calif. @ SAP Center
2/11 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Forum
2/13 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
2/15 – Denver, Colo. @ Pepsi Center
2/17 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Sprint Center
2/19 – Detroit, Mich. @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
2/21 – Hamilton, Ontario @ FirstOntario Centre
2/23 – Montreal, Quebec @ Bell Centre
2/25 – New York City, N.Y. @ Madison Square Garden
Australia/New Zealand Tour Dates:
4/15 – Perth @ Perth Arena
4/17 – Adelaide @ Entertainment Centre
4/19 – Melbourne @ Rod Laver Arena
4/23 – Sydney @ Allphones Arena
4/25 – Brisbane @ Entertainment Centre
4/28 – Auckland @ Vector Arena
4/30 – Dunedin @ Forsyth Barr Stadium
After a triumphant return back on the rock scene last year, Black Sabbath are now thundering into Hyde Park to cast a night of darkness in what is set to be a bright summer. The legendary Ozzy Osbourne and his band mates Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi will be headlining the same stage that fellow rock legends The Rolling Stones presided over for two historic gigs last year.
Not content with just taking over the park, British Summer Time becomes Black Sabbath Time! Announcing their show with an impressive takeover of the Royal Park, the band will blaze onto the Great Oak Stage in Hyde Park for their first ever performance at the venue later this year.
Joining headliner Neil Young and Crazy Horse and special guests The National for Saturday 12 July are; Half Moon Run, Lucy Rose, Ethan Johns and a very special guest as second stage headliner to be announced soon. Alongside them will be The Webb Sisters, Jack Savoretti, To Kill A King and Hero Fisher.
In what promises to be a truly spectacular event for everyone on Sunday 6 July, The Vamps, Lawson, Five, Neon Jungle will join the UK’s #1 pop supergroup, McBusted and US pop sensations Backstreet Boys creating an unforgettable experience in Hyde Park. Elyar Fox, Ollie Marland, George Barnett, Joel Baker and Mike Dignam have also been announced.
This fantastic line-up really shows Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is the place to go to watch the most talented musicians performing live today, showcased in the glorious setting of the world famous Royal Park. See the full line up so far for both days below:
Friday 4th July
Faith No More
The Barclaycard Theatre
Kobra and the Lotus
Hang the Bastard
A Plastic Rose
Rise to Remain
Sunday 6th July
Scouting For Girls
The Barclaycard Theatre
Saturday 12th July
Neil Young and Crazy Horse
Half Moon Run
Barlcaycard Unwind Theatre
The Webb Sisters
To Kill A King