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22nd March 2012

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Fields Of The Nephilim have unveiled the details of the Ceremonial Fan Edition of their forthcoming 'Ceromonies' live album and DVD. A unique and highly collectable boxset, it comes packaged in a bespoke and branded handmade wooden box.

The entire boxset has been personally designed, created and overseen by Carl McCoy who states; "The 'Ceromonies' boxset is a commemoration of a particular time in the Nephilim's history, and as such I wanted to ensure it was a chance for our fans to own some truly special artefacts. We are pleased to offer this collector's piece which is the best item of memorabilia we have ever created."

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The contents include:

Handmade wooden case: A bespoke wooden case with the 'Ceromonies' emblem individually branded upon it.

Two CDs: 'Ad Mortem, Ad Vitam', recorded over two sell-out shows at London's Shepherds Bush Empire and featuring 17 songs from all stages of Fields Of The Nephilim's career from their earliest recordings such as 'Trees Come Down' to their most recent studio album 'Mourning Sun'.

'Ceromonies' DVD: A beautifully edited concert film directed by Carl McCoy at his audio and visual production company, Sheerfaith. The DVD is a striking example of why this most elusive and mysterious of bands has been revered for so long. It represents a breath-taking visual document of the band's musical dominance over metal, gothic and industrial music for the past three decades.

Double vinyl album: 'Ad Mortem, Ad Vitam' in gatefold sleeve and heavyweight blood-red vinyl.

Exclusive special edition booklet: featuring high-quality artwork, graphics and photos designed by Sheer Faith.

Brushed metal Pendant: A 50mm pendant on a 21-inch chain etched with the 'Ceromonies' emblem.

Flag/Altar cloth: a 100cm x 70cm 'Ceromonies' cloth banner.

Limited edition signed print: An exclusive print photographed by internationally renowned music photographer Paul Harries and autographed by Carl McCoy.

Artist pass (Laminate): From the London's Shepherds Bush Empire 'Ceromonies' concerts.

This is an exquisite piece of Fields Of The Nephilim history, which retails at £106.66 and is strictly limited. It will not be sold in shops and is available to purchase solely through Fields Of The Nephilim's official online merchandise store at:

Due to the complex nature of the manufacturing process the release date for the entire 'Ceromonies' project has had to move to April 9th.

Fields Of The Nephilim have also been confirmed as the Saturday night headline act on the Bohemia stage at the UK Sonisphere Festival on July 7th, bringing their singular brand of dark magick to close proceedings, after the demonic double-header of Ghost and Katatonia in support. This will be one of the most-talked about performances of the entire weekend.

Fields of the Nephilim have also just been nominated as Best British Band at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards which take place at London's Indigo2 on Monday June 11th. To vote for them, go to

You can watch the 'Penetration' video at the bottom of this page.

'Ceromonies' is released as a 3-disc digipack, featuring the double CD live album and DVD; a two-disc vinyl album; a digital download album featuring the bonus track 'Last Exit For The Lost'; and as the limited 'Ceremonial Edition' as described above. Availability will commence from April 9th 2012.

Fields of The Nephilim will be announcing details of brand new material later this year with further European and UK shows to be announced shortly.

Click here for's exclusive Carl McCoy interview...




Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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