Swedish Death/Doom/Black outfit AGE OF WOE is wrapping up a 3-year touring cycle for there critically acclaimed album INHUMANFORM by announcing 2 shows on Iceland together with the mighty ANGIST. They are doing their first shows in almost 2 years, after a long hiatus. ANGIST are now back with full force and returning to the stage.
June 10 – Gaukurinn, Reykjavik
June 11 – Pakkhúsiđ, Selfoss
AGE OF WOE has spent the last six months writing and recording a new album with producer Carlos Sepulveda (Leather Nun, Psycore) behind the desk. The album was recorded at Elementstudion in Gothenburg, Sweden and Zawya Studios in Essaouira, Morocco and mastered by Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise, Sleep, Converge) at AudioSiege in Portland, OR.
AGE OF WOE is fueled by a desire to explore new soundscapes in the vast landscapes of punk and metal, leaving the Gothenburg sound in the dust. The quintet is driven by DIY ethics and their music features unique combinations of relentless down-tuned grooves with subtle melodic undertones; garish, brutal screams; and pummeling rhythms for fans of organically recorded hardcore inspired metal. Age of Woe are true to their background within the punk and metal scene. The band has existed since the fall of 2010 and has so far managed to release a 7″ (2011), the album Inhumanform (Suicide Records/Give Praise Records, 2013), a split 7″ w/ 100 Years (Suicide Records/Give Praise Records, 2014) and done 5 European tours, great gigs and festivals.
From Reykjavík, Iceland hails the deathmetal quartet ANGIST, formed in 2009 by Edda and Gyða with Halli, Edda’s brother later joining in as bassplayer and with few changes behind the drums. Angist released their two song demo in summer 2010, in fall of 2011 the EP, Circle of Suffering, was released and in 2014 Hammerheart Records combined those two releases on a vinyl. Angist has played many high profile shows such as Iceland Airwaves, Eistnaflug, opening act for Heaven Shall Burn, L’esprit du Clan, Cult of Luna and more plus international tours and festivals like Desertfest London edition and SWR Barroselas. Angist is back from a concert hiatus and plan to release their full length album in 2016.
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“Petrifyingly powerful, their relentless, atmosphere-steeped and blackened thrust should take its rightful place amongst DM’s kvlt elite”.
–Metal Hammer Magazine
“All hell was unleashed and we were suddenly in old school death metal heaven. Or hell, if that best suits the metaphor. While the vocalist’s surprisingly harsh and well-placed roars, growls and are the first obvious highlight of Angist, the sorrowful yet brutal riffing of the axe-slinging team soon reveals itself as elaborate and captivating, all while the rhythm section provides a solid foundation. Angist were one of the best acts of the weekend and a promising act to follow very closely from now on.”
“Angist are one of the most compelling bands to have catapulted into this writer’s ears in ages. The vocals come howling out of the void, guttural, menacing and pained; Edda is a force of nature. That sounds all well and good but the icing on the cake is the way they manipulate the lightness, gloomy an overwhelmingly bleak atmosphere enveloping their songs. The result is stunning.”
-Iron Fist Magazine