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ARÐ unveil first video single and details of new album

Monastic Doom inventors ARÐ return with their highly anticipated sophomore full-length Untouched By Fire. As a first glimpse of their new masterpiece, the Northumbrian band reveal the lyric video ‘Cursed To Nothing But Patience’ as the first single taken from the forthcoming new album, for which the release date April 26, 2024 has been carved in runes. On Untouched By Fire, ARÐ narrate the tale of another Northern saint, the Anglo-Saxon warrior-king Oswald, also called Whiteblade, who united the lands of Bernicia and Deira, and reigned over the thus newly created Kingdom of Northumbria between the years 633 and 642. […]

ULTHAR: Blackened Death Metal Trio Announces First US Tour In Five Years

Blackened death metal trio ULTHAR will return to stages this Spring on an eleven-date US tour. The journey commences in Oakland, California on April 26th and concludes with a performance at Norwest Terror Fest in Seattle, Washington on May 9th. The tour marks the band’s first tour since 2019! Tickets are on sale now. See confirmed dates below. ULTHAR will be touring in support of their critically adored Anthronomicon and Helionomicon full lengths, release last year via 20 Buck Spin. Anthronomicon embodies the continued progression of ULTHAR’s mastery over its art. From the opening blasts and twisting mania of ‘Cephalophore’, […]

DPERD new release, Choices: cover and tracklist unveiled

Choices is DPERD’s 8th album, and is going to add another wonderful and intimate piece to their incredible twenty-year career. Once again the great German photographer Lilith Terra is behind the amazing self-portrait used as cover artwork for the album because her work is the pure transposition into images of their intimate and melancholic music. The album was conceived without any pause, as a long journey into their vision of human existence and their feelings, and will consist of 18 songs. Choices Tracklist: Another Chance Go On Amore E Libertà Only Void Salamanca A Needed Desire For Me Old Friend […]

NÆSTVED METALFEST 2024 – SATYRICON & 7 bands more added to the program

It’s no secret NÆSTVED METALFEST is growing. This is clearly backed up by the interest and ticket sales for NÆSTVED METALFEST 2024. With today’s announcement of this year’s headliner – Norwegian legends SATYRICON – the festival can now be labeled as Denmark’s largest independent metal festival. SATYRICON, with Satyr and Frost as the spearheads, has existed for over three decades, and throughout time has managed to stay relevant and contemporary. From pure black metal to several alternative takes on extreme metal and most recently an ambitious album with music based on the paintings and art of the countryman Munch. When […]

THE VISION BLEAK announce new album and release first single from upcoming Weird Tales

Horror metal poets THE VISION BLEAK reveal the lyric video ‘Weird Tales Chapter IV & V’ as the first single excerpt taken from the one-track album Weird Tales. The seventh full-length of the Germans is slated for release on April 12, 2024. View the lyric video for ‘Weird Tales Chapter IV & V’ Pre-Order HERE THE VISION BLEAK comment: “Here is the first excerpt from our new album, Weird Tales, in the shape of two chapters”, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer Schwadorf states on behalf of the duo. “This album is a one-track opus of darkness and grandeur that we had […]

O ZORN!: Post-Metal Alchemists To Release Vermillion Haze Full-Length On March 15th Via Hard Drugs/Seeing Red Records; New Video/Single Now Playing + Preorders Available

Post-metal alchemists O ZORN! will release their Vermillion Haze full-length on March 15th via Hard Drugs/Seeing Red Records. Beyond the palm trees, immaculate store fronts, spectacular sunset vistas, and a general sense of opulence that Los Angeles projects to the wider world, beats a much darker heart in a city that is still reeling in post-pandemic chaos. Crime, homelessness, drug addiction, and many such social malaises point to a much more unsettled and disturbing reality. It is often said that it is in the art that a location produces, therefore, that we find an accurate portrayal of the true lived […]

BONGZILLA: new live album coming on Heavy Psych Sounds

Wisconsin’s premium stoner metal dealers BONGZILLA announce the release of their new live album, Dabbing (LIVE) Rosin In Europe, this March 15th, with preorders available now on Heavy Psych Sounds. “The Wisconsin natives have been making heavy, groovy doom metal songs about weed since the mid-’90s, and they’ll be making them until the sun extinguishes itself.” Decibel Magazine Following the 2023 release of their revered sixth album, Dab City, on Heavy Psych Sounds, the kings of weed metal BONGZILLA offer some of their smokiest riffs with their exclusive live album Dabbing (LIVE) Rosin In Europe. The album features seven tracks […]

CATTLE DECAPITATION To Co-Headline Chaos & Carnage 2024 With Carnifex; Tickets On Sale Now

West Coast deathgrind icons CATTLE DECAPITATION will co-headline this year’s edition of the Chaos & Carnage Tour alongside Carnifex. The journey runs from April 30th through May 26th with additional support provided by the band’s Metal Blade labelmates, Rivers Of Nihil and The Zenith Passage, as well as Humanity’s Last Breath, Vitriol, and Face Yourself. Comments CATTLE DECAPITATION’s Travis Ryan, “Excited to be back out on the road in the good ol’ US of A, this time co-headlining the Chaos & Carnage Tour with our hometown homies Carnifex along with a slew of great bands making this one hell of […]

Progressive Death Metal Duo IAPETUS Signs to Willowtip

Long Island (NY) – Progressive Death Metal duo IAPETUS have signed to Willowtip Records! The band is hard at work writing what will be their third full-length album for the label. Stay tuned! Band members Jordan Navarro and Matthew Cerami released the following statement concerning the signing: “We are honored, humbled, and thrilled to announce our partnership with Willowtip Records – to join their incomparable roster, both past and present, and to stand alongside so many incredible bands that we have long admired both as fans and peers.Willowtip is and has always been dedicated to pushing the boundaries of metal […]

The Flenser & Friends Announce Your Voice Is Not Enough – A Tribute to Low

Your Voice is Not Enough stands as a heartfelt tribute to Low, a project born out of a conversation with Planning For Burial’s Thom Wasluck and The Flenser. Inspired by the nuanced beauty of Low’s discography, what began as a discussion on ranking favorite albums blossomed into a collaborative effort that brought together our close-knit group of Flenser artists and friends. Regrettably, the compilation took shape before the tragic passing of Mimi Parker, and in honoring her legacy, we dedicate this album to her memory, celebrating the profound impact she left on the music world. The tribute features eight cover […]