March 24, 2011


Tom Sutton (that's Tom second from left), formerly a member of Church of Misery has posted some new music online under the name The Order of Israfel. As for now, it's a solo project, but the plan is to make it a proper band in the future. There's two demo tracks on Youtube, and they're, well, they're really good. Have a listen below. And here's what Tom has to say about the recordings:

"This is a demo I made on my computer. I play everything, and the drums are a drum machine. The intro has been shortened for time, but it's from the Omen III. I'm planning to move to Europe (Finland or Sweden perhaps), and will join or start a new band once I get there. It's me singing on this, but I'm not intending to sing in any bands proper. I've given the recordings the name 'The Order Of Israfel', Israfel being the angel of music, but we'll see what the band name becomes once it's really started.

The main influences are Cathedral, Candlemass/Krux, Reverend Bizarre, Place Of Skulls, Dio-era Sabbath, with a bit of Metallica or Entombed riffage.

Doom or Doom not. There is no try."


Buzzov*en has unfortunately cancelled their European tour, including their Roadburn performance.


We are sorry to announce that Buzzov*en has cancelled their European tour for spring 2011. Kirk Lloyd is currently undergoing medical treatments which prevent him from touring. This has the very regrettable result of meaning the band will not appear at this years Roadburn festival. We really sympathize with you as we were all were looking forward to experience the band’s vitriolic riffs and rage-filled performance gracing the Roadburn stage.

“First off, we’d like to thank you all for your support over the last year. It was a warm welcome back to the arena and everyone in the Buzzov*en camp appreciated every minute of it. Now, on to the bad news. Unfortunately, Kirk is having some health issues that need to be resolved before he is able to tour again. Hence, it is with heavy hearts that we must announce the postponement of Buzzov*en’s European tour in April and our appearance at Roadburn.

We will have rescheduled dates booked and posted ASAP, and the fine folks at Roadburn have already been gracious enough to invite us to play next year’s event. Once Kirk has completed his treatments over the next several weeks, all should be well and he is expected to make a quick recovery, so the Maryland Deathfest and Hellfest appearances are both still on. soon. We’ll have another update for you shortly. Thanks for your understanding and continued support” –Buzzov*en.

We’re pleased to report that US doom legends Blood Farmers will be playing their first ever European show on Thursday, April 14th. The band is also slated to perform at the Afterburner on Sunday, April 17th. Both sets will be slightly different.