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Doom metallers COSMIC REAPER share new track off Doom Sessions Vol. 7 split EP with ENDTIME; out January 20h on Heavy Psych Sounds

North Carolina’s stoner doom merchants COSMIC REAPER premiere their new song ‘Sundowner’, taken from the Doom Sessions Vol.7 split EP with ENDTIME to be issued through Heavy Psych Sounds. Says COSMIC REAPER: “The song is about someone with a debilitating brain disease succumbing to paranoid hallucinations in the dark. We’re capable of creating a lot more horrors in our minds than we ever could in reality. With ‘Sundowner’, we went for something groovy, but foreboding, with an ending that descends into madness. But, more importantly, we hope this track makes you bang your head!” Listen to COSMIC REAPER’s new track […]

ARTHUR BROWN announces December 2022 European shows

ARTHUR BROWN is announcing three shows each in Germany and Italy to take place this December. The much admired and iconic British singer will be performing in support of his current album, the critically acclaimed Long Long Road, which was released on his 80th birthday on June 24, this year. Arthur Brown writes: “I am thrilled to finally be able to start presenting Long Long Road live on tour, starting with Germany and Italy”, the self-proclaimed “God of Hellfire” enthuses. “There will be more shows coming, so watch this space. Of course, I will also bring those classics in my […]

FAUSTIAN: Lambgoat Premieres Debut Video ‘Birth Of Apparitions’ From Louisiana Death Metal Marauders (ft. members of Barghest, etc.)

Louisiana death metal trio FAUSTIAN — featuring members of Barghest, Kavyk, and others — has premiered its debut music video, ‘Birth Of Apparitions’ via Lambgoat. The band’s self-titled debut EP is out now via Black Lion Records. WATCH THE ‘BIRTH OF APPARITIONS’ “Our goal was to make the video as gritty as the song and subject matter,” says guitarist/vocalist Dallas Smith. “With help from the filmmaker, we were able to incorporate creative visuals that tell the story behind the track. The final product is just as bleak as we hoped it would be.” Directed by Dusty Cooper (Troy Bennett’s Graveyard […]


WATCH / ORDER POST / SHARE “With gargantuan riffs and amps turned up to 11, pure metal is tempered with the grace and complexity that have become the band’s trademark…an unapologetically fierce beast” – The Guardian Boston legends CAVE IN share the Days Of Nothing documentary shot on October 19th in Paris, FR. The documentary captures CAVE IN’s long awaited return to the city. The film features exclusive backstage footage, and follows the band as they unpack personal memories, discuss the new album, and much more. Watch the full documentary, filmed by Clara Griot, on Relapse’s YouTube channel CAVE IN’s […]

Atmospheric Black Metal Duo IMPERIUM DEKADENZ Announce New Album, Into Sorrow Evermore

Lords of black metal, IMPERIUM DEKADENZ, raise darkness from the depths of southwestern Germany’s Black Forest once more and proudly announce their new album, Into Sorrow Evermore, to be unleashed on January 20, 2023, via Napalm Records. Immersed in the void, they approach themes of depression, death and desperation, luring the listener into their sorrowful reality of existence. True to the beginnings of the genre, IMPERIUM DEKADENZ stick to their roots and leave their own haunting mark on the genre, claiming their rightful place in the upper echelons of black metal. The first single ‘Memories…A Raging River’ is released along […]

PEACEVILLE RECORDS Releases Dark Side Of The Sacred Star LP – A Limited Edition Anniversary Peaceville Compilation On December 9th

A Very Special Collection Of Exclusive Tracks From Some Of The Great Black Metal Artists Of The Current Peaceville Roster & Some New Acts, Coinciding With The 35th Anniversary Of The Label, On Numbered Vinyl. Peaceville presents a very special collection of tracks from the more black metal-oriented acts on the label, featuring a variety of brand new signings, recent bands amongst the firmly established legendary acts and influential names, with plenty of great showcases for what is to come on Peaceville in 2023, and also the LP includes a lot of exclusives! This pressing of Dark Side Of The […]

IN THE WOODS… Release New Single from Diversum Album: ‘Master Of None’

Norwegian metal icons IN THE WOODS… have released ‘Master Of None’, the third and final single from forthcoming album, Diversum. Stream ‘Master Of None’ The single is also available on Spotify and Apple Music. Soulseller Records will release Diversum on November 25. The album will be available on digital, CD, and various limited edition vinyl formats. Pre-Order:World (Physical) Americas (Physical) Digital IN THE WOODS… return with a brand new studio album of avant-garde, progressive black rock and metal managing to deliver another epic masterpiece following untrodden paths and pagan tongue. With the band’s new label Soulseller Records and new vocalist […]

ULTAR To Unleash Third Album, At The Gates Of Dusk

Siberian creature of bottomless chaos ULTAR will break its grave silence and amaze your imagination with the long-awaited third LP At The Gates Of Dusk. The time has come to plunge even deeper into the disturbing darkness of the beyond. This mysterious and sinister post-black tribute to the greatest horror writer and visionary of the 20th century Howard Phillips Lovecraft will penetrate your dreams and make you doubt the rationality of existence. The band recently released the official music video for album track ‘Innsmouth’ Watch the video for the album’s first single ‘Midnight Walk And Reminiscence Of Necromancy’ Another track […]

STRYCHNOS – A Mother’s Curse Out Now on Dark Descent Records

A Mother’s Curse, the long-awaited debut album from Danish extreme metal veterans STRYCHNOS is out now on Dark Descent Records. Eight intricately sculpted compositions shift seamlessly between moods of terror, hope, and tragedy, building a momentous atmosphere rarely achieved in this day and age. Add to this the inventive riffing and bone-shattering vocals of the highest order and the result is A Mother’s Curse. STRYCHNOS bassist/vocalist Martin Leth Andersen comments on the album’s release. “We are proud to finally present eight tracks of pitch-black death metal tragedy as it was always intended to be: Dark, atmospheric, brutal, and tragic!” A […]


Musical history delivers unique talents, discovers one-off voices and gives artists an immortal status. But it is rare to have continuing worldwide success paired with real humanity because you need a very special character to not lose the wheel grip with all the limelight and applause. Steve Lee was one of these rare specimen and left the world being only 47 years old. Way too young one of the greatest Swiss rock singers died in the US in 2010 due to a motorcycle accident through no fault of one’s own.Steve Lee would have turned 60 years in August 2023. “He […]