New York City’s BLACK ANVIL has premiered the title-track to the forthcoming ‘As Was’ full-length through music portal CLRVYNT. Listen to “As Was” now along with an exclusive interview featuring bassist Paul Delaney via CLRVYNT at this locationor via YouTube HEREand Soundcloud HERE.
Listen to the previously released “May Her Wrath Be Just” now via YouTube HERE.
January 13th, 2017 will see the worldwide release of As Was via Relapse Records on CD/2xLP/Digital. Physical pre-orders and bundles are available via Relapse.com HERE and digital downloads can be pre-ordered via Bandcamp AT THIS LOCATION.
BLACK ANVIL will tour January/February 2017 in support of their new album with black metal legends Mayhem and Inquisition. A full list of dates is included below.
Jan 20 Montreal, QC Club Solda
Jan 21 Toronto, ON Phoenix Theater
Jan 22 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
Jan 23 Chicago, IL Metro
Jan 24 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
Jan 25 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
Jan 27 Denver, CO Gothic Theater
Jan 28 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
Jan 30 Calgary, AB Marquee
Jan 31 Edmonton, AB Starlite Room
Feb 02 Seattle, WA El Corazon
Feb 03 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
Feb 04 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
Feb 06 San Francisco, CA Social Hall SF
Feb 07 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
Feb 08 Phoenix, AZ Club Red
Feb 10 San Antonio, TX Alamo Music Hall
Feb 11 Dallas, TX Trees
Feb 13 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Feb 14 Wilmington, NC Throne Theater
Feb 15 Washington, DC The Howard Theater
Feb 16 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
Feb 17 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
Feb 18 Boston, MA Royale
Feb 19 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
Info / Bio:
Formed in 2007 in New York City, Black Metal troupe BLACK ANVIL released their debut album Time Insults the Mind on Monumentum/Reflections Records in September 2009, and later that year signed to renowned independent label Relapse Records. After a re-release of their acclaimed 2009 debut, BLACK ANVIL unleashed their first proper full-length Triumvirate in September 2010. Recorded with engineer ‘General’ George Fullan (The Rolling Stones, Dream Theater) at Mark ‘The Animal’ Mendoza’s (Twisted Sister) Diamond Drop Studio on Long Island, NY, Triumvirate received critical acclaim and was hailed as an “all-around monster metal album”. Pitchfork even stated, “Black Anvil’s an amazing live band… and their songwriting’s as strong as their stage presence.”
Triumvirate was followed in 2014 by Hail Death, a 70-minute journey of intensity that further established BLACK ANVIL as a modern Black Metal powerhouse and was praised by publications including Noisey, Pitchfork, Stereogum, MetalSucks, and many more. Constantly bringing their live ritual to the masses, BLACK ANVIL have participated in numerous high profile tours with Black Metal legends such as Mayhem, Watain, Inquisition, Urfaust and Marduk plus dates with Aura Noir, Nachtmystium, Immortal, Eyehategod, Cannibal Corpse and many others. Additionally, the band has appeared at various festivals including the Scion Rock Fest, Beyond The Gates in Bergen, Norway and the renowned Roadburn Festival in The Netherlands.
Now, BLACK ANVIL return with As Was, the staggering 50-minute follow-up to 2014’s Hail Death. Atmospheric and melodic without relenting on any of the ferocity BLACK ANVIL have always been known for, As Was seamlessly weaves through eight monumental passages of extreme metal art. More diverse, complex, and thought-provoking than anything they’ve done before, As Was is a stellar representation of modern Black Metal, and of BLACK ANVIL’s continuous progression and songcraft. Featuring cover art by Metastazis (Behemoth, Watain, Morbid Angel) and recorded at Menegroth by Colin Marston (Krallice, Gorguts, Panopticon) with mixing and mastering done by Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studio (Tribulation, Funeral Mist, Watain).