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Myrtroen
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:23 pm 
 

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COMING WINTER 2016!
Bud Metal Records proudly presents the new full-length album from British Columbian Black Metal Heathens AVITAS, entitled "Pioneers." The follow-up to 2014's "Northern Ghosts," AVITAS return with over 45 minutes of esoteric pagan black metal, with dark psychedelic elements and occult sermons. Will be available on Limited Edition CD (300 Copies) and digital album March 4/2016, and Bandcamp digital album will release early on January 19/2016. Featuring the outstanding cover painting by Moonroot.
Distros please contact avitas66@hotmail.com for trades, and review copies of the "Pioneers" CD are also available for blogs, printed 'zines etc.
Retail distribution for CD's please contact PHD at http://www.plastichead.com.

Track List:
1. Pioneers (6:37)
2. Magickal Rites from the Ancient Aryan Tomes (5:25)
3. Satan Delights in the Darkness and Blackness,
which are Opposite to the Whiteness and Light
that Please Heaven (9:41)
4. Islamic State of Death (3:01)
5. Raincoast Necromancer (Brother XII) (6:37)
6. N.W.O. (Ministry Cover) (5:16)
7. Midnight Bonfires to the Lunar Eclipse (9:01)

https://avitas.bandcamp.com/album/pioneers
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Myrtroen
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:21 pm 
 

UPDATE: Bandcamp digital album and Bud Metal Records CD will contain exclusive bonus track "Midnight Bonfires to the Lunar Eclipse (Acoustic)."
Advance Bandcamp release on Tuesday, January 19th 2016, all other digital platforms (iTunes etc.) on February 16th.

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Myrtroen
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:38 pm 
 

OUT TODAY!!! Bandcamp early release at https://avitas.bandcamp.com/album/pioneers

Now arranging Review/distro/trade copies of the CD Edition which will ship in about 2 weeks. Please inquire at avitas66@hotmail.com for info on obtaining a review copy or trade details.
PHD distribution/retail sales for the CD here: http://www.plastichead.com/item.asp?ex= ... BUDMCD1890

Krieg!!
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Myrtroen
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:56 pm 
 

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PRE-ORDERS ACCEPTED NOW! Special Bandcamp only pre-order bonus includes a copy of Avitas "Northern Ghosts" CD!! Bonus CD offer only valid from January 24th to March 4th, 2016. CD's will ship to arrive before or on North American release date of March 4th, 2016.
https://avitas.bandcamp.com/album/pioneers
Featuring brand new artwork by Moonroot inspired by the album, this Slip-sleeve Limited Edition 300 Copy CD from Bud Metal Records will also be available for European retail and distro from PHD March 11th, 2016. http://www.plastichead.com/item.asp?ex= ... BUDMCD1890
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Myrtroen
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:26 pm 
 

Available today on most digital platforms and streaming services!
Some major links:
iTunes: https://goo.gl/OfV23p
Amazon: https://goo.gl/WCthPd
Google Play: https://goo.gl/az3JYm
iHeart: http://goo.gl/ppnZLR

CD Pre-order Promo is ongoing! (special Bandcamp only bonus includes a copy of Avitas "Northern Ghosts" CD until March 4th/2016)
Order here: https://avitas.bandcamp.com/merch

Avitas new album and back catalog now available in the U.K. from respected distro and label Todestrieb Records.
http://distro.todestrieb.co.uk/index.ph ... deccbd30d4

Many hails and thanks for the continued support!
Krieg!!
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Myrtroen
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:09 pm 
 

Limited Edition CD OUT NOW!!
The "Pioneers" CD's are ready to ship! Bud Metal Records is extending the bonus "Northern Ghosts" CD offer until March 18th, order now from https://avitas.bandcamp.com/album/pioneers.
Trades welcome! Limited review copies still available, email avitas66@hotmail.com for a review copy.

New in-depth interview with Myrtroen at Lords of the Nightrealm Magazine!
https://lordsofthenightrealm.wordpress. ... ew-avitas/

Here is an excerpt from a new review from Servile Insurrection:
"The vocals are a mid-ranged rasp that are shrouded in the cloudy distortion. The guy is basically echoing that which was once spoken by the Norwegian black metal legends. However, the performance is still nice. The real star of the show is the guitar. Their low-pitched tremolo riffs create a chilling yet enchanting atmosphere. Their mid-paced riffs pay tribute to the bands that made black metal what it is today. There are also times when the guy plays dark melodic hooks, such as those on “Raincoast Necromancer (Brother XII)”.
Avitas isn't exactly doing anything groundbreaking, but they still make great black metal that is really atmospheric. It's dark and cold but it also invokes the majesty of the wilderness of British Columbia. I wish I found out about this guy earlier." - BreadGod, Servile Insurrection
FULL REVIEW HERE: http://www.servileinsurrection.com/2016 ... neers.html

Interview with Pest Webzine:
http://pestwebzine.com/index/avitas_pioneers/0-1286

Thanks for the support!
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Myrtroen
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:27 pm 
 

Here is an excerpt from a comprehensive review by Ivan Tibos from Concreteweb.be for "Pioneers."

"As from the opening track Pioneers it’s clear (unclear might be more appropriate) that Avitas have no intentions to betray their roots. Thanks for that, Myrtroen! The song (and this goes for about all of them) brings an extremely heavy, pushing, pounding and, at the same time epic-melodic interpretation of timelessness. The structures surely are rooted within the greatness of the nineties, but the final result cannot be limited to ‘old school’ alone. It’s difficult to explain. No, there are no progressive or modernistic elements for sure, but the material just exceeds the limitations of the nineties’ scene. Avitas still come up with the necessary variation in speed, combining mainly fast, somewhat f*cked-up riff passages with a (limited) handful of massive decelerations, permanently focusing on a cohesive result. Vocally Myrtroen’s voice is quite recognizable, distinctive from the ‘average’ scream, and rather comparable to some East-European, hoarse, sore throat. Anyway, Magickal Rites From The Ancient Aryan Tomes, the second track, opens quite thrashing, with an energetic opening riff that sort of maintains an occult vibe (in an inexplicable way I cannot but think about some of the heavier excerpts by Absu)...Satan Delights In The Darkness And Blackness, Which Are Opposite To The Whiteness And Light That Please Heaven (what’s in a name?) is much darker in atmosphere than both former pieces, and that’s just excellent. It just fits. This track is rather focusing on blasphemy, and that corresponds to both song title and sphere. Satan Delights … has a certain gorgorothian malignancy, but a surplus on top of the misanthropic nastiness is the semi-acoustic intermezzo towards the end of this lengthy composition, somehow flirting with the Apocalyptic Folk tradition...Raincoast Necromancer is a mostly h(a)unting, eerie and suffocative piece, which includes some dissonant guitar rhythms and discordant melody lines... With the next piece I was truly surprised, probably because I didn’t read the song titles when I listened to this album the first time. It’s a cover of Ministry’s N.W.O. (from their best album, Psalm 69), totally re-interpreted and deconstructed / reconstructed. Actually, it sounds quite cool because of the refreshing approach. The seventh song, Midnight Bonfires To The Lunar Eclipse, is the most Pagan-oriented one on Pioneers, I think. Especially the epic tremolo leads, the organic drum patterns, the acoustic guitars and the fierce outbursts, as well as the Nordic-sounding melodies, strengthen this statement. Personally I totally adore the vocal lines used on this song, being purely acid / sulphur / venom, and smartly mixed at the background...85/100" Ivan Tibos, Concreteweb
Full review: http://www.concreteweb.be/reviews/avitas-2

Order here or ask your local distro to bring it in!
https://avitas.bandcamp.com/album/pioneers

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Myrtroen
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2016 5:54 pm 
 

A recent review from Marcos "Big Daddy" Garcia at Metal-Temple.com:

"Myrtroen (the only band member) is creating a strong and intense form of Black Metal that keeps the same spirit from those days on the 90s when MAYHEM, BURZUM and DARKTHRONE scorched the earth with their music. But as well some of the feeling from BATHORY on "Blood Fire Death" and "Hammerheart" times is present here. We can say that it's a Black/Pagan Metal album, with tons of aggressiveness and harshness, but with a whole atmosphere of good taste present.
The sound quality is really harsh, keeping the roots of the band musical identity on the past days, when playing Black Metal was more than simply play some instrument and say some blasphemies. But this quality is the one that AVITAS need for their songs to express their musical feelings and ideas.
Musically, the band's work is truly good, as songs as the impacting and violent "Pioneers" (with very good and traditional Black Metal riffs and shrieked vocals), the sinister "Magickal Rites from the Ancient Aryan Tomes" (with good rhythmic changes, between fast tempos and some introspective and raw slow moments), the long and full of variations "Satan Delights in the Darkness and Blackness… Which are Opposite to the Whiteness and Light that Please Heaven" (what very good vocals and rhythmic session. But the riffs are excellent), and the long song with a Pagan feeling called "Midnight Bonfires to the Lunar Eclipse". But as well, give some attention to the band's version for MINISTRY's "N.W.O." that gained a total different insight, leaving the Industrial atmosphere to a more Black Metal orientated one.
It's a very good album, indeed!" Marcos Garcia, Metal Temple
Originality: 7
Songwriting: 9
Memorability: 8
Production: 7
Overall: 8/10
Full review: http://www.metal-temple.com/site/catalo ... oneers.htm

Order the CD for $7 Cdn or digital album for $4 at https://avitas.bandcamp.com/album/pioneers

Distros: some copies are still available (2/3 sold out) for trade, inquire at avitas66@Hotmail.com for trades.
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