All posts by Covenant Festival

KILLTOWN DEATHFEST’s mastermind DANIEL ABECASSIS gives a taste of life on the road and behind the scenes at Europe’s best death metal festival

We first met Daniel Abecassis off Vancouver’s Main St. in a hidden, locals-only bar called The Narrow. It was December of 2013, and we had met to discuss how operating a tour booking agency for

ASCENSION crosses the line between life and death, dream and truth

The crux of the Covenant has always been the synthesis of artwork with a much higher significance beyond what we can readily perceive. The ineffable. The liminal. The numinous. Call it what you will. Since

HARROW stream new EP “A Fire In The Mountains” destined to evoke & ignite the spirits of the land

Smoke rises from faraway peaks. The grey sky pours rain on moss, gravel, cedar, and stone. Our hearts are moulded by this landscape. Our souls survive in it. As forest fires currently wrack and ravage

MATRON THORN: the void philosophy of magic and inverse creation from AEVANGELIST’s leading enigma

Today we have the unique pleasure of speaking with one of the most enigmatic figures in the extreme metal world. Coupling a bizarrely tangible aesthetic with exceptionally unforgiving, unapproachable music, Matron Thron has made a

PAUL RIEDL: how BLOOD INCANTATION’s restless cosmonaut evolved into the busiest man in death metal

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” -Carl Sagan The dream of being a touring musician is an interesting one, and almost intrinsically demarcates a peculiar, singular soul. A perpetual outsider. In exchange for

ANTIMO BUONANNO: Mexico’s living legend – From gore-soaked maniac to blackened warrior from Hell

There are few names in the pantheon of Mexican heavy metal history as important as that of Antimo Buonnano. From being a catalyst in the Mexican death metal sound,  to an international tenure in the

TEMPLE OF ABANDONMENT stream their new monolithic demo of suffocating funeral death doom

If you can get a breath of air long enough during the impenetrably suffocating atmosphere created by Vancouver BC’s TEMPLE OF ABANDONMENT to say the name of their brand new demo then count yourself lucky.

SATURN’S CROSS reveals new darkwave epic from upcoming 4-way Covenant pact split release

It is at this interstice that we are proud to unveil the first glimpse at the strangest of all beasts to arise from the Covenant birthing pools- “Of Four Exhumations – A Covenant Collaboration”, due

HAASIOPHIS: The main force behind ANTEDILUVIAN exists somewhere between the primordial and the extra-human

In a genre of music oft devoted to spiritual work, it isn’t uncommon to see the names and faces of the band members obscured, or to see the band presented in a way that makes

Ars Moriendi: COLD POISON goes beyond aesthetics and explains the artistic process of synesthesia

Several years ago, Mexico’s Cold Poison appeared out of nowhere from deep within the shadows. An unnamed artist with a style beyond many of his contemporaries was first noticed for his impeccable etching “The Devil’s