Insidious Disease Post 'Shadowcast' Artwork, Video Trailer
July 5, 2010
, the 'Super Group' consisting of Dimmu Borgir's
main songwriter Silenoz
, bassist Shane Embury
), guitarist Jardar
(Old Mans Child
), drummer Tony Laureano
) and vocalist Marc Grewe
(from German death metal legends Morgoth
) will release its debut album 'Shadowcast'
via Century Media Records
on July 12th in Europe and July 27th in North America.
is proud to unveil a brand new artwork trailer for 'Shadowcast'
offering a glimpse at the morbid visuals accompanying the release. Check it out below.
To watch the band's current video clip "Rituals Of Bloodshed
" and check out further tracks, head over now to http://www.myspace.com/insidiousdisease
further explains the concept of 'Shadowcast'
, which has way more to offer than just typical death metal gore galore: "The basic idea behind 'Shadowcast'
lyrically is an attempt to describe the 'misfits' in this world: the misunderstood, mentally defect and depraved individuals that walk among us - rapists, serial killers, pedophiles, necrophiles and drug addicts, etc. It could be your neighbor, you just never know, it could be YOU!
"Denial and self-denial are taboos that seldom are touched upon unless it's behind closed doors at the shrink's office. Even so, no matter how disturbing the subject might be, we hardly get to the bottom of it. Each text tries to approach the many outcast stereotypes we face in today's modern society, and how most of them once caught get neglected and pushed away instead of being offered proper assistance, support and help through various institutions according to their 'needs'. Let's face it, we humans equal shit.
"In some countries where death penalties apply the convicts also have to wait years before being executed, which is inhumane as things need to be dealt with as soon as possible. We humans are better at pushing things away and destroying than facing a problem and try to rehabilitate. Most people reading the lyrics and seeing the booklet photos will perhaps immediately assume that it's all about glorifying violence and hatred, but if you read between the lines it's actually kind of the opposite, portraying this very issue.
"So, the album title 'Shadowcast'
has somewhat of a double meaning; all of these 'actors and actresses' star in the shadowcast. They are the true stars of the underground, our very own dark backyard. The backyard we humans hate dealing with because it means interacting with other people and as they mingle among us daily they continue to 'cast their shadows' at us."
also faced serious problems during the manufacturing process as pressing plants refused to produce the original design of the booklet due to its violent content as well as print the equally controversial lyrics, Silenoz
states: "It's quite fascinating that in the year of 2010 album artwork can be so scary that manufacturing plants don't even dare to print it. I always thought reality still was more frightening compared to art in that sense, but I guess I was wrong! Controversy is still to be reckoned with in the world of metal and if we're being censored for being realistic and touch upon human flaws through our lyrics and art - then so be it."
Old Man's Child Announce Album Details, Post New Song Online
April 13, 2009
Nearly four years after the release of 'Vermin'
, Old Man's Child
is back with a scathing, highly-anticipated new album, 'Slaves of the World'
, set for release on May 19 via Century Media Records
. The band’s seventh studio album was recorded in Fredman Studio
in Gothenburg, Sweden with the acclaimed Fredrik Nordström
, In Flames
, Dimmu Borgir
) at the helm. All instruments were recorded by Galder
with the exception of drums, which were manned by Peter Wildoer
Old Man's Child
has posted the title track, “Slaves of the World
,” on their official MySpace page
. Artwork for the disc has also been posted. A pre-order for the disc has also been launched at CM Distro
, allowing fans to purchase the album and an exclusive t-shirt for $20. A track listing for 'Slaves of the World'
is available below.
'Slaves Of The World'
1. Slaves of the World
2. Saviours of Doom
3. The Crimson Meadows
4. Unholy Foreign Crusade
5. Path of Destruction
6. The Spawn of Lost Creation
7. On the Devil's Throne
8. Ferden Mot Fienden's Land
9. Servants of Satan's Monastery
For more information on Old Man’s Child
including tour dates, updates and more, head on over to http://www.myspace.com/officialoldmanschild
(2 news stories listed.)
YEAR FORMED: 1993
HOME TOWN: Norway
Galder - Vocals
acoustic guitars and keyboards
Peter Wildoer (Darkane) - Drums (Studio Sessions)
Old Man�s Child was brought to life in Norway back in 1993. But things started to happen a couple of years earlier, back in 1989 to be precise. In that year Galder and Tjodalv started a band that mainly played covers of Metallica and Slayer. Under the name Requiem they released a self titled demo in 1993, which was only printed in 50 copies. The demo was very influenced by the death metal scene that flourished at that moment. In 1993 they changed the name to Old Man's Child! The original line-up consisted of guitarist/vocalist Grusom (Thomas Rune Andersen), guitarist Jardar (Jon �yvind Andersen) and batterist Tjodalv (Kenneth �kesson). Their plan was to form a classic death metal band (which they did with earlier mentioned Requiem), but they soon discovered their mutual love for extreme and uncompromising black metal. They had a slow start because Grusom (now known as Galder) and Jardar had to do their military service in the norwegian army at that time. Nevertheless they found the time to record their first demo called In The Shades Of Life in November of 1994. The recordings took place in a norwegian studio called Stovner RF. Just before they entered the studio, they were joined by ex Dimmu Borgir bass player Brynjard Tristan. Their demo was so good that they gained the attention of norwegian Hot Records (which was run by Shagrath of Dimmu Borgir) that agreed to release their forthcoming albums. In The Shades Of Life was originally planned to be released through Ancient Lore Creations as a split album with Ved Buens Ende, but due to some "difficulties" that never happened.
In November and December of 1995, they finally got the chance to record and release their first real album through Hot Records. The album was recorded at Studio 3 in Norway. Just before the album was recorded, Brynjard Tristan was replaced by Minas Tirith bassist and band leader Gonde. Tjodalv also left the band just when the recording of the album was finished, because he wanted to focus all his energy on Dimmu Borgir. The album was called Born Of The Flickering, and gave the band some well deserved attention within the underground metal community and the press. In 1996 they found a replacement on the drums for the departed Tjodalv. The new drummer was called Tony (Tony Kirkemo). That same year they finally got a chance to release their first demo, In The Shades Of Life, which was recorded two years earlier. Later in the year of 1996, Century Media discovered the potential of the band and signed the band. Century Media re-released Born Of The Flickering in 1996 with completely new artwork. In June 1997 they went into Studiomega to record their second full-length album. The album was named The Pagan Prosperity, and hit the stores in early autumn that same year. With a world wide distribution through Century Media, they gained the attention of several new fans throughout the world. Prior to the album release, Grusom decided to call himself Galder instead. The reasons for that were stated in an interview with Galder conducted by Terrorizer Magazine in 1998: "Grusom was for fun, and I don�t like fun".
After the release of The Pagan Prosperity, the band somewhat collapsed. Tony couldn�t handle to play the advanced drum arrangements Galder had written, and Gonde experienced some personal problems (drugs), so he got fired from the band. All that was left of the band was Galder and Jardar. Jardar had another job besides the music and were kind of busy at that point, so Galder decided to record and release the follow-up all by himself. He didn�t want to use a drum machine, so he hired the highly accomplished drum legend Gene Hoglan to play session drums on the album. Gene Hoglan is a very well known drummer in the metal community, who has been playing with lots of bands in his career (Death, Dark Angel, Testament, Strapping Young Lad). Old Man�s Childs third album were supposed to be recorded in Sweden�s famous Abyss Studio, run by Peter T�gtgren (Hypocrisy, Pain). But the studio was already taken, so the recording took place in March and April of 1998 at the swedish Sunlight Studios. Sunlight Studios is mostly famous for it�s well used death metal sound. Galder didn�t want the band to be added to the long list of bands with the Sunlight-sound, made famous by Entombed, Dismember and many others when the death metal scene reached the big leagues in the early nineties. So he had to change almost every control in the studio before recording, until he finally found himself happy with the result! The album was called Ill-natured Spiritual Invasion, and it is a magnificent masterpiece held in high regard by the fans of the band. One interesting thing about this album, is that the vocals was all improvised while recording (not pre-rehearsed). Galder played everything on this album, except for the drums!
In the last trembling days of the old millennium, Old Man's Child went into the studio once again to record their fourth studio album. This time the album was being recorded with a full band. Jardar was finally back in the band, which he had to put on the side for a while a couple of years earlier. Ex-Dimmu Borgir drummer Tjodalv re-entered the band and shared the drum works with fellow drummer Grimar. They performed on half an album each. Tjodalv performed on the faster and more demanding songs. New on the bass was a guy called Memnoch. The result of their joint effort is now known as Revelation 666 - The Curse Of Damnation. The album was recorded in November 1999 in sweden's Abyss Studio with producer Peter T�gtgren. This album was another masterpiece which left a huge mark on the underground scene. In August 2000 came the surprising news that Galder had joined fellow metal warriors Dimmu Borgir as a permanent guitar player. He replaced Astennu, who got kicked out of Dimmu Borgir because he didn�t give 100 percent for the band! Galder has known some of the guys in Dimmu Borgir for a very long time, so this might be considered a natural development. However, Galder decided to continue with Old Man�s Child, his own creation and brainchild which he has put some much time, effort and spirit into!
Since Galder joined Dimmu Borgir in the year 2000, he has been constantly busy with album recordings and several world tours, which has made touring with Old Man's Child almost an impossibility. But nevertheless, the preparations for a new Old Man's Child release got started. This time around Galder once again got help from his partner in crime, guitar player Jardar, to create another piece of atmospheric black metal in true OMC fashion. He asked Nicholas Barker of Dimmu Borgir to do session drums, and he agreed. This album were first supposed to be called "Infidel" but finally it got titled "In Defiance Of Existence". Galder produced the album himself and it was recorded in Sweden's famous Studio Fredman (In Flames, Arch Enemy, At The Gates, Hammerfall) together with engineer Fredrik Nordstr�m. Gus G, guitar player in Fredriks band Dream Evil, came down to the studio and added a couple of guitar leads to the album. "In Defiance Of Existence" was perhaps the most worked-through album of the band thus far, and it surely didn't disappoint the fans! The album got released on January 20th 2003.
After the release of "In Defiance of Existence, Galder was pretty busy with his commitment to Dimmu Borgir, so nothing much really went on with the band for a couple of years. But in spring 2005, there came some eagerly awaited news that a new album was about to be recorded. Jardar was no longer a part of the band, so just like with "Ill-natured Spiritual Invasion" Galder decided to do everything by himself. Except for the drums of course! Galder enlisted the help of Reno H. Kiilerich (Panzerchrist, Vile and Exmortem) who had been helping out Dimmu Borgir on recent tours. Once again Galder returned to Studio Fredman, and recorded the new album with help from Patrik J. Sten and Fredrik Nordstr�m. Initially Galder thought about naming the new album "In The Orbit Of Torment", but later it got changed to "Vermin". In the studio, Galder also took the time to re-record the classic title song of "Born Of The Flickering". When and how this song will be released, is yet hidden in the dark. "Vermin" is the latest, but hopefully not the last, masterpiece by Galder and his Old Man's Child. It got released on October 17th 2005, and just like every other OMC album it became well received by fans and media alike. Old Man's Child is still going strong, 12 years after the creation of the band. Stay tuned for more in the future.