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BLACK CURSE set release date for SEPULCHRAL VOICE debut

Sepulchral Voice Records sets April 24th as the North American release date for BLACK CURSE’s highly anticipated debut album, Endless Wound, on CD and vinyl LP formats. Formed in 2015, BLACK CURSE is the focused will of death-obsessed fanatics. Physically residing in Denver, Colorado, the band is comprised of various members of other cults responsible for the outside attention the city has gained in recent years. BLACK CURSE has grown slowly over the years, changing form several times. The band has a meticulous writing process, wrought with intention and focus, that demands reflection. With this in mind, they chose to […]

ULVER release new single & video ‘Russian Doll’ – Album due later this year

Oslo, Norway: Prolific experimental music collective ULVER, return with an intelligent, dark and dancey new track, ‘Russian Doll’. The single sees its release via House of Mythology with an accompanying video. Watch & Share: ‘Russian Doll’ (Official Music Video) HERE Available Now on All Streaming Platforms Of the single, ULVER’s Kristoffer Rygg explains, “Although this is pop music in our heads, the images and connotations in the lyrics are probably far away from what one usually associates with this genre. It actually began with some images and memories from the movie Lilja 4-Ever by Lukas Moodysson; a dark and disillusioning […]

Dawn of Ouroboros to release new album in March

California blackened progressive metal band DAWN OF OUROBOROS are pleased to announce that they will release their album The Art Of Morphology via Rain Without End Records, a sublabel of Naturmacht Productions. The album will be released on March 30th 2020 and pre-orders will be available on March 2nd. The band commented: “Our Goal for this album was to find our voice and experiment openly with sound, emotion and chemistry as a whole. Lyrically, we chose to be free with our ideas and not stick to a single concept. Song inspirations ranging from our favorite horror manga series to the […]

Album Review: Invictus – Eden

Subdued and pastoral, the abbreviated intro is less a standard, bland “intro track” than an opening of a door, a passing through of a gate…that is until the rough ‘n’ ragged guitar tone of ‘The Hammer’ crashes down, frayed around the edges, and the better for it, reminiscent of the passion-over-proficiency so prevalent in the garage days of power/thrash. Not that the Bavarians aren’t skilled at their craft. Far from it, in fact, especially when the pace slows down ¾ of the way through to give the solo room to breath. After the Sacred Heart-era DIO influence of ‘Inside Your […]

MYRKUR REVEALS ‘LEAVES OF YGGDRASIL’ VIDEO

Watch Video For ‘Leaves Of Yggdrasil’ HERE Danish composer and multi-instrumentalist, MYRKUR has revealed her new video and single, ‘Leaves Of Yggdrasil’. Amalie Bruun’s delicate and sweeping vocals paired with the violin, piano, lyre and nyckelharpa make for a lullaby-like song which she notes, “is very dear to my heart.” She continues, “I wrote ‘Leaves Of Yggdrasil’ about being apart from the one you love because of circumstances that are completely out of your control. The Norns weave the fates of Gods and man and sometimes that means very tough life situations. I wanted to create a song with the […]

BONFIRE – new album, Fistful Of Fire, coming April 2020

BONFIRE are announcing their album release for April 3rd 2020!The new longplayer, Fistful Of Fire, comes with compelling Hard Rock cover artwork, and 14 outstanding new tracks. The combination of toughness and great melodies suites BONFIRE perfectly. The German Hard Rock Legends show again all their typical trademarks, dearly beloved by fans all around the globe: charismatic vocals, catchy riffs and hooks and driving grooves! “Fistful Of Fire is definitely one of the toughest BONFIRE albums ever. This development already became apparent the last time around,” explains guitarist and founder member Hans Ziller. “However, this time our approach was even […]

Album Review: Thy Catafalque – Naiv

In almost every conceivable case, when I read a line in a band’s PR sheet that says their current album is “their least metal ever”, the hackles on my neck go up and I fear the worst. But not with THY CATAFALQUE, because I know Tamas Katai is in the driver’s seat. He knows where he’s going, he knows how to drive and his grip on the wheel is firm. With THY CATAFALQUE, Katai has consistently proven he’s the rarest of birds in today’s music scene…an honest to God composer. There is something about the way this man writes music […]

HEMOTOXIN to Release New Album, Restructure The Molded Mind, on March 16

Bay Area death/thrashers HEMOTOXIN are back with Restructure The Molded Mind. HEMOTOXIN’s third studio full-length album, and second for Unspeakable Axe Records, finds the band pushing further in every direction—more destructive, more melodic and undeniably catchy. The power thrash of ‘Automation’ sinks into flesh like a hook, while others are a relentless and ferocious attack on the senses. The abrasively heavy ‘Corrupted Flesh’ is now streaming at THIS LOCATION With a stew of influences ranging from traditional heavy metal, to progressive metal and the pantheon of death and thrash acts, HEMOTOXIN continue to write the music they want to hear. […]

Album Review: Primeval Mass – Nine Altars

Now this is a real discovery! I’m sure we will be hearing a lot more from PRIMEVAL MASS, because on Nine Altars they have created a smoking blast of evil metal that rips at every turn. This is even more amazing when you learn that this is basically the work of one guy named Orth, who is influenced by everything from CORONER to STORMWITCH to ABSU to RUSH. You can actually hear those influences, and more, during the course of the album! On the whole, PRIMEVAL MASS is driven by speed, although they are capable of slower and more melodic […]

GRIFT reveals first track, video from new NORDVIS album

Autumnal folk/black metal masters GRIFT have just released the new track ‘Skimmertid’. The track is the first to be revealed from the Swedish band’s highly anticipated third album, Budet, set for international release on March 20th via Nordvis Produktion. Hear GRIFT’s ‘Skimmertid’ across all digital platforms HERE. Some questions asked with a heavy heart are not always to be answered. Still, they need to be asked. Some prophecies of things to come are not pleasant to contemplate. Still, they will be revealed by the unyielding passage of time. Some memories are best left buried. Still, what’s left behind usually greets […]