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FINSTERFORST Unleash Brand New Lyric Video for Magnum Opus ‘Ecce Homo’, Zerfall coming early August on Napalm Records

Black Forest Metal unit FINSTERFORST returns with their brand new album, Zerfall, on August 2nd with Napalm Records. On this record, the band gets back to their roots and elegiac soundscapes of classics such as the critically acclaimed Mach Dich Frei. Their emotional brand of post black metal gives vent to endless rage with pounding riffs, somber choirs and astonishing orchestral elements Zerfall has to offer. The centerpiece and culmination of it all has to be the 36-minute long (!) ‘Ecce Homo’ though, that unfolds into a majestic post metal journey crowning FINSTERFORST ’s songwriting skills and career to date. […]

VISIONS OF ATLANTIS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, WANDERERS

VISIONS OF ATLANTIS will release a new album titled Wanderers on August 30th via Napalm Records. Following their chart breaking album The Deep & The Dark, the band adds another spectacular album to their repertoire. Wanderers is VISIONS OF ATLANTIS’ seventh album. The listener will be taken on a journey into the breathtaking depths of the symphonic metal universe. Wanderers offers a captivating musical and lyrical journey across the untamed seas along a powerful path towards self-discovery. It’s armed with amazing duets by Clémentine Delauney and Michele Guaitoli and is one of the most intense and profound symphonic metal albums […]

HAVENS: Philadelphia-Based Atmospheric Black Metal Entity Releases On The Verge Of Collapse Full-Length

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has become known for its high poverty, drug use, and violent crime rates. It is lesser known for containing Fairmount Park, one of the largest urban park systems in the United States, and the slightly smaller Wissahickon Valley Park – the latter having been praised in writings by Edgar Allan Poe and Walt Whitman. It’s on the edge of this valley where HAVENS, the solo atmospheric black metal project of one Daniel Donahue, was born. “I’m easily overwhelmed by the speed of everyday life, but there’s something very calming about being able to get away from it all,” […]

HOLY GRAIL To Embark On North American Tour w/ Striker Next Month

Los Angeles-based heavy metal quintet HOLY GRAIL are getting ready to hit the road this summer. The band will be joined by veteran thrash metal outfit Striker for a North American trek, with Bewitcher providing support on all dates. The upcoming tour kicks off on July 12th in Phoenix, AZ and wraps up on August 4th at The Viper Room in Hollywood, CA. HOLY GRAIL continues to tour on the strength of their widely celebrated 2016 studio album, Times Of Pride And Peril. A complete list of dates can be found below. Discussing their upcoming shows with Striker, the bands […]

CULT LEADER RELEASE CHILLING NEW VIDEO FOR ‘A PATIENT MAN’

Last year, SLC outfit CULT LEADER released their shapeshifting, genre bending album A Patient Man to universal acclaim. Claustrophobic in theme and ambitious in scope, the album marked the band’s most adventurous chapters. In the midst of a UK + European tour, CULT LEADER have unveiled a stark and disquieting new video to accompany the album’s titular track. Watch (and share) the video for “A Patient Man” via YouTube HERE Recorded and engineered by Kurt Ballou at God City Studios (Converge, Nails, High On Fire), A Patient Man takes listeners on a sonic rollercoaster ride from moment one. The ten-song […]

OXX: Danish Hardcore Act To Release The Skeleton Is Just A Coat Hanger; These Are The Black Strings That Make You Dance LP Via Nefarious Industries; Preorders Posted

This summer, Nefarious Industries will deliver the destructive new LP by Aarhus, Denmark-based avant hardcore outfit OXX, The Skeleton Is Just A Coat Hanger; These Are The Black Strings That Make You Dance. The record has been confirmed for August release while the band takes off on tour in support of the record, and preorders have been posted. OXX is shamelessly doing whatever pleases them. The band been working toward an auditory mindfuck since 2012. All three members of OXX have previously been active in both the Danish punk/metal scene and heaps of weird shit such as avant/free music, afrobeat, […]

Allman Brothers Band To Unearth Fillmore West ’71 Collection

Celebrating their 50th anniversary, the ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND will put out their previously-unreleased Fillmore West ’71 collection as a four-CD offering on Aug. 16. Recorded just two months before their historic At Fillmore East, the newly unearthed recording is culled from three gigs (January 29-31) in 1971, featuring hits like ‘Statesboro Blues’ ‘In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed’ and ‘Whipping Post’ as well as covers like Muddy Waters’ ‘Trouble No More’. According to a press release, these recordings showcase a “loose and talkative” ABB, and “you can hear them really dialing their sound in at what would be a final tune-up […]

WITCH VOMIT: Portland Death Cult To Release Buried Deep In A Bottomless Grave Full-Length Via 20 Buck Spin August 30th; New Track Streaming

Following the reckless barbarity of 2017’s Poisoned Blood MLP, Portland, Oregon-based death cult WITCH VOMIT digs deeper into the ground than ever before, disinterring Buried Deep In A Bottomless Grave, their second full-length torrent of skull-bashing, worm-ridden horror from beyond. On their new LP, WITCH VOMIT — featuring members of fellow Portland crushers Torture Rack — moves toward perfecting the surgical fusion between the driving Scandinavian style violence and subconscious terror that they’ve previously established and the gore obsessed smashing of their American forbears. Subtlety is abolished for a savage attack, imprinted on your withering mind like an impulsive stab […]

Swedish Black/Death Metal Act NETHERBIRD Signs Worldwide Deal with Eisenwald

Swedish melodic black/death metal act NETHERBIRD has signed a worldwide deal with Eisenwald and will issue a new album, Into The Vast Uncharted this fall. The Stockholm-based band, which features longtime ex-Amon Amarth drummer Fredrik Andersson, is currently in the mixing phase for its upcoming album. More information will be announced in the coming months. NETHERBIRD has blurred the boundaries between black, death and other extreme strains of heavy metal since 2004. The band was founded by like-minded individuals among the Swedish metal scene with the intentions of creating harsh metal while drawing inspiration from black and death metal without […]

CULTUS PROFANO: New Video From Los Angeles Black Metal Duo Now Playing: Sacramentum Obscurus Full-Length Out Now On Debemur Morti Productions

Los Angeles-based black metal duo CULTUS PROFANO recently unveiled the official new video for ‘Under The Infernal Reign, Op. 10’. The diabolical hymn comes by way of the band’s debut album, Sacramentum Obscurus, released in 2018 via Debemur Morti Productions. View the clip at THIS LOCATION Sacramentum Obscurus is available on CD, vinyl, and digital formats. For physical orders in North America, go to THIS LOCATION And in Europe go HERE For the digital edition go to THIS LOCATION where the record can be streamed in full. Hailing from Los Angeles, California, CULTUS PROFANO is a black metal duo founded […]