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MAMMOTH VOLUME: new album coming on Blues Funeral Recordings

Swedish godfathers of progressive stoner rock MAMMOTH VOLUME announce the release of their new album, Raised Up By Witches, on August 23rd through Blues Funeral Recordings and present its first single with ‘Serpent In The Deep’. Watch MAMMOTH VOLUME’s new video ‘Serpent In The Deep’ andListen to the official single on all streaming services. MAMMOTH VOLUME return with a new album that harnesses their absolute fluency with the somehow compatible genres of ’70s progressive rock and modern stoner riffage. The result is an absorbing trek through head-nodding grooves, wispy instrumentation and quirky brilliance that’s riveting. MAMMOTH VOLUME has made it […]

Gates of Hell Records Signs Detroit Power Metallers, Demon Bitch; New Album On The Way

Detroit (MI) – Gates Of Hell Records is proud to announce the signing of Detroit power metallers DEMON BITCH. The label will release the band’s long-awaited sophomore album, Master Of The Games, later this year. The label will also be reissuing the band’s 2014 Death Is Hanging… EP, as well as heralded full-length debut, Hellfriends. Stream ‘Into The Archway’, from the forthcoming Master Of The Games album. DEMON BITCH was formed in 2011, and after the aforementioned Death Is Hanging… EP, released Hellfriends in 2016, which was hailed by Toilet Ov Hell as “passionate, clever, and often outright bizarre, Demon […]

VANHELGD Unleash New Song, ‘Kerernas Törst’

The newest track from dödsmetall horde VANHELGD is now streaming! ‘Kerernas Törst’ comes off the band’s long-awaited new album, Atropos Doctrina. Listen now at THIS LOCATION After six long years, VANHELGD has finally installed a successor to 2018’s monumental Deimos Sanktuarium on the notorious Svensk Dödsmetall throne. But as the saying goes, good things are worth waiting for, and as the Fates would have it, the Swedes’ sixth opus Atropos Doctrina might just be the best of the bunch. Dark Descent Records will release Atropos Doctrina on July 12. Order the album at Dark Descent Records Webshop Dark Descent Records […]

THUNDER HORSE: Dead Alive In Texas out now

Texas heavy and doom metal juggernauts THUNDER HORSE release their new live album, Dead Alive In Texas, on vinyl, CD and digital through Ripple Music. Known for their electrifying performances, THUNDER HORSE is set to reignite a cherished tradition with the release of their latest album, Dead Alive In Texas. Evoking the spirit of rock’s golden era, THUNDER HORSE channels the energy and raw power of live performances into a captivating 9-track record. In homage to the revered practices of the 1970s, where legendary bands would unleash three studio albums before delivering a monumental live experience, THUNDER HORSE follows suit […]

Bob Mould Announces Solo Fall Tour Dates

Today BOB MOULD announces a 2024 fall solo tour through New England, the Midwest, and the Southeast in that order. The tour will take place through September and October. See below for the full list of tour dates or visit the tour page In conjunction with the tour announcement, today Mould also releases a live recording of a new unreleased song ‘Breathing Room (Live Solo Electric)’, his first since 2020, and one of many new songs to come. “I’m looking forward to bringing even more new material to everyone this fall. Generally speaking, the new compositions are brief, catchy, and […]

ARX ATRATA release stunning new video for the title track of their upcoming album, A Reckoning

The new album from ARX ATRATA is nearly upon us, with A Reckoning set to be released on CD and digital formats on July 5th. Today, Ben Sizer, the man behind the music ARX ATRATA, presents a magnificent narrative video to accompany the album’s title track. Filmed beneath the boughs of ancient English woodland, the imagery and music entwining perfectly to create a captivating representation of the ARX ATRATA creative vision. Speaking about the new song and video, Ben offered the following thoughts… “The lyrics of the new album tell a story through each song, and the title track ‘A […]

QAALM: First Light Of The Last Dawn EP From Los Angeles-Based Atmospheric Doomsayers Out Now On Hypaethral Records

First Light Of The Last Dawn, the new EP from Los Angeles-based atmospheric doomsayers QAALM, is out on Hypaethral Records. The follow-up to the band’s critically lauded Resilience & Despair debut, First Light Of The Last Dawn ushers in a new era of QAALM, introducing influence from black metal and progressive rock and ultimately pushing their new material beyond the boundaries set by their earlier work. Even the production, graced by the skillful engineering of Paul Fig and expert mixing and mastering of Zeuss, two powerhouses who have collectively worked with the likes of Slipknot, Hatebreed, and Municipal Waste, displays […]

ORANGE GOBLIN Share Third Single And New Video For ‘The Fire At The Centre Of The Earth Is Mine’

Science, Not Fiction is now released via Peaceville. The track, titled ‘The Fire At The Centre Of The Earth Is Mine’, follows ‘(Not) Rocket Science’ and ‘Cemetary Rats’ as the third single to be taken from the album and is accompanied by a new lyric video by Matt Vickerstaff ( ). Watch the lyric video for ‘The Fire At The Centre Of The Earth Is Mine’ Speaking about the new track, singer and lyricist Ben Ward said, “We are very proud to present our new single ‘The Fire At The Centre Of The Earth Is Mine’. We consider this a […]

ALUNAH: new album, Fever Dream, streaming in full

Birmingham proto-metal and hard rock pillars ALUNAH return with their seventh album, Fever Dream, this September 20th on Heavy Psych Sounds, and premiere the debut single, ‘Never Too Late’, exclusively on The Obelisk today! Featuring guest vocals by Francis Tobolsky from Wucan, their new single ‘Never Too Late’ is an uplifting heavy metal stomper crammed with infectious vocals and heroic riffing. The band comments: “‘Never Too Late’ combines the bones of an idea we came up with right at the start of the writing process for the album, along with fresh inspiration that happened once in the recording studio. Fran […]

Midwife Announces New LP, No Depression In Heaven

MIDWIFE’s fourth studio album No Depression In Heaven explores themes of sentimentality, the interplay between dreams, memory, and fantasy, and a familiar subject seen throughout all of MIDWIFE’s work: grief. Madeline Johnston takes a look at the tender and transcendent underneath the hard exterior of leather and studs, exposing a different side of the heavy music scene, where Johnston’s project has been living and evolving. Inspired by ephemeral moments that make up life on tour, the totemization of vehicles, outlaws, and the psyche of America’s underbelly, No Depression In Heaven affirms Johnston’s existential status as a woman of the highway. […]