NewsAugust 16, 2006 7:52 PM ET2,881 views

Candlelight vinyl series continues

Official press release: Candlelight Records continues its ongoing collector's series this fall with stateside release of new and classic albums from 1349, Children of Bodom, Carpathian Forest, Nightwish, Zyklon, Gorgoroth and more. Available September 19 the picture disc pressing of Beyond the Apocalypse from 1349 finds its stateside vinyl debut during the band's first tour of the US. Recently featured in Metal Maniacs with additional coverage in Revolver, Terrorizer and more, Candlelight proudly unleashes this limited edition (500 copies) final piece of the extreme Norwegian metal band’s growing catalog. Touring in support of their latest album, Hellfire, 1349 are sure to impress American audiences with their blazing live performance. Catch 1349 on tour with Celtic Frost and labelmates Sahg September 12 through October 2. Children of Bodom's Tokyo Warhearts also finds stateside release September 19. Founded in 1993 by leader & virtuoso guitarist Alexi Laiho (featured recently on the cover of Guitar World alongside Zakk Wylde), this final piece of the band’s catalog now finds limited pressing on this special collector picture disc. Limited to 500 it is a must-have for fans new and old. Are You Dead Yet, the band’s latest album, is their first for major Universal Records. Coming October 31, Candlelight presents a limited double album pressing of Carpathian Forest's latest album, Fuck You All. Rebel Extravaganza calls the fifth album from this Norwegian bevvy “amped up, angered, and ready to do some severe damage.” The cd released earlier this year, finds this long-running band returning to black metal’s original stripped down sound in similar fashion as new albums from Celtic Frost and Satyricon. The album entered the Norwegian charts at 25 on release just prior to its official US unveiling. Also available October 31, Nightwish's hugely popular Once as a limited doubled picture disc package. From the album's first single, “Nemo,” through to “Wish I had an Angel” and “Planet Hell,” this chart-topping album found the band exploding internationally. “Once is among the most magical, emotional and grandiose works I’ve heard in a very long time. Absolutely essential,” says Sea of Tranquility. “This band can easily go on to legendary status in the metal universe,” adds Digital Metal. Additional recordings planned for vinyl release this fall include Zyklon's latest album Disintegrate, plus all six early Gorgoroth recordings. Candlelight recently released all six Burzum titles and Darkthrone classics A Blaze in the Northern Sky, Soulside Journey, Under a Funeral Moon and Transilvanian Hunger as part of the label's growing vinyl collectors series. The vinyl series already includes recordings from 1349, Arcturus, Crowbar, Emperor, and Enslaved. More are planned for release in 2007.



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