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  FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM: 'CEROMONIES' RELEASED MARCH 5th 2012
8th December 2011

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EMI Label Services in conjunction with Sacred Symphony are proud to announce the release of 'Ceromonies', the long-awaited live album and DVD by Fields Of The Nephilim. Subtitled 'Ad Mortem , Ad Vitam' (To Death, For Life), this release marks the closing of one chapter in Fields Of The Nephilim's history paving the way for what is soon to come.

As frontman Carl McCoy says: "The 'Ceromonies' project is about crystallising a point in time which embodies magical moments created by Fields Of The Nephilim. Having focussed on the live elements over the last few years this represents a closure and regeneration. 'Ceromonies' is a representation and remembrance of where the Nephilim is right now, from this point we move forward. We continue to evolve."

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Recorded over two sell-out shows at London's Shepherds Bush Empire, 'Ceromonies' features songs from their earliest days such as 'Trees Come Down' and 'Preacher Man', through a series of undeniable classics including 'Moonchild', 'Psychonaut' and a rare performance of 'Celebrate', whilst taking in the dramatic soundscapes of the mid-90s Nefilim incarnation ('Penetration', 'Shine' and 'Zoon'), and coming right up to date with the band performing tracks from their most recent studio album 'Mourning Sun'.

'Ceromonies' also includes a very rare live performance of 'Wail Of Sumer/And There Will Be Your Heart Also', the thirteen minute, elegiac finale of the band's landmark 'Elizium' album.

Following hot on the heels of October's sold-out Brixton Academy show, which not only had queues of devoted fans stretching around the building for hours beforehand desperate to get in, but saw the band deliver an incredible set of old and new to rapturous acclaim, 'Ceromonies' is a breath-taking document of Fields Of The Nephilim's musical dominance over metal, gothic and industrial music for the past three decades.

As a visual document, the DVD captures the true essence of the band, bringing the ritualistic nature of their live show to the screen and demonstrating the quite remarkable power of their performance. Beautifully edited and directed by Carl McCoy at his visual production company, Sheer Faith, it is a striking example of why this most elusive and mysterious of bands has been revered for so long.

The double-CD set – only the second live album the band have ever released and a perfect companion to its live predecessor, 1991's legendary 'Earth Inferno' – is a sensory treat; the enormous sound and brooding instrumentation of the band bursting forth from the speakers, crowned with McCoy's haunting incantations and tour-de-force vocals.

'Ceromonies' is released as a three-disc digipack, featuring the double CD live album and DVD, a two-disc vinyl album and a digital download album featuring the bonus track 'Last Exit For The Lost'. Full tracklistings are below.

Fields Of The Nephilim will be touring internationally throughout 2012 including some very special performances to be announced in the coming months.

'CEROMONIES'

CD 1: Ad Mortem
1 Shroud
2 Straight To The Light
3 From The Fire
4 Penetration
5 Shine
6 Wail Of Sumer
7 And There Will Your Heart Be Also
8 Trees Come Down
9 Psychonaut

CD 2: Ad Vitam
1 Intro (Harmonica Man)
2 Preacher Man
3 Moonchild
4 Requiem
5 Xiberia
6 Zoon (Wakeworld)
7 Mourning Sun
8 Celebrate

DVD:
1 Shroud
2 Straight To The Light
3 From The Fire
4 Penetration
5 Wail Of Sumer
6 And There Will Your Heart Be Also
7 Trees Come Down
8 Moonchild
9 Psychonaut
10 Mourning Sun

DOUBLE VINYL
VINYL 1: Ad Mortem
1 Shroud
2 Straight To The Light
3 From The Fire
4 Penetration
5 Shine

6 Wail Of Sumer
7 And There Will Your Heart Be Also
8 Trees Come Down
9 Psychonaut

VINYL 2: Ad Vitam
1 Intro (Harmonica Man)
2 Preacher Man
3 Moonchild
4 Requiem
5 Xiberia

6 Zoon (Wakeworld)
7 Mourning Sun
8 Celebrate

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Album 1: Ad Mortem
1 Shroud
2 Straight To The Light
3 From The Fire
4 Penetration
5 Shine
6 Wail Of Sumer
7 And There Will Your Heart Be Also
8 Trees Come Down
9 Psychonaut

Album 2: Ad Vitam
1 Intro (Harmonica Man)
2 Preacher Man
3 Moonchild
4 Requiem
5 Xiberia
6 Zoon (Wakeworld)
7 Mourning Sun
8 Celebrate
9 Last Exit For The Lost (*bonus track taken from Mera Luna Festival 2008)






 


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