Legendary U.S. doom act COVEN (also known as COVEN 13) has been confirmed to appear at Germany’s Hammer of Doom Festival on November 10, 2012 at Posthalle in Würzburg. The festival begins on November 9th for Epic Night at which ROSS THE BOSS will headline. COVEN will join PENTAGRAM, THE SKULL, SOLSTICE and others in performing the next day, appropriately called Doomsday!
Visit www.facebook.com/HammerOfDoomFestival for more information on the fest.
Shadow Kingdom Records reissued COVEN’s legendary 1987 album Worship New Gods on July 31st of this year. This reissue marks the first official release of Worship New Gods on CD and is available at www.shadowkingdomrecords.com.
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Shadow Kingdom Records is pleased to announce the July 31st reissue of COVEN’s legendary 1987 album Worship New Gods. COVEN, from Detroit, MI, is not the Jinx Dawson COVEN that is somewhat known in underground Metal world. This COVEN, who was actually approached by Jinx to change their name to COVEN 13, is a unique 80’s Heavy Metal band that unleash a rare blend of CANDLEMASS / SABBATH Doomy Heavy Metal with a MERCYFUL FATE / CELTIC FROST black metal charm to it. The album is quite moody and may take a little while to sink in, but once it clicks, there’s nothing quite like it. This is one of the rarest US Metal albums to ever exist because it was self released back in 1987 on VINYL only. This is the first official release of it on CD with a lot of amazing band photos.
Worship New Gods Cover Art & Track Listing:
1. Riddle Of Steel
2. Wicked Day
4. Kiss Me With Blood
5. Burial Ground
6. General’s Eye
7. Jail House
8. Threshold Of The New
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An extremely rare, but high profile sub-set of Metal releases are comedy albums. A few rare bands decide to release and record albums of metal that are strictly based on humor. Are these parody acts loving tributes or a tongue in cheek, kick at a genre that at times takes itself very seriously? Are these bands worthy of the definition of metal for bringing a new face to the genre, or to be shunned for crude and mean-spirited attempts to make fun of something they don’t understand? Metal comedy. Worthwhile or worthless?
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