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Byzantine announces 21st anniversary USA tour

Formed in the summer of 2000, progressive groove metal band BYZANTINE will headline 15 performances this July and August, with local support acts TBA. Frontman and founding member Chris “OJ” Ojeda comments: “Maintaining a band with 4 members for this long has been one of the most difficult, yet rewarding tasks I’ve taken on. We formed the same year as Mastodon, The Ocean and Between The Buried And Me, and to be able to write and record music on a label such as Metal Blade Records at this point in our career is very rewarding. We look forward to performing […]

Cirith Ungol reveals details for new EP, Half Past Human; launches new single, ‘Brutish Manchild’

On May 28th, CIRITH UNGOL will release their new EP, Half Past Human, via Metal Blade Records. For a first preview, the new single, ‘Brutish Manchild’, can be heard at THIS LOCATION, where the EP can also be pre-ordered in the following formats: digipak-CD 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive) sheer violet marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies) orange aurora vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies) yellow marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies) picture disc (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies) dark red marbled vinyl (US exclusive) The globe was ravaged by […]

Texas Death Metal Squad CATHEXIS Signs to Willowtip, Debut Album Out June 25

Austin (TX) – Rising Death Metal force CATHEXIS has signed with Willowtip Records! The band will release debut album Untethered Abyss June 25 on CD, vinyl, and digital formats. The album’s first single, ‘Mortuus In Perpetuum’, has been released and is streaming now on YouTube and Bandcamp. Untethered Abyss is the culmination of six years of painstaking songwriting and a carefully selected cast of international talent amassed to bring forward a finely tuned and unrelenting piece of modern death metal. Untethered Abyss is eight tracks of tightly focused death metal with a production that captures the humanity and unfiltered energy […]

VAN CANTO Reveals Official Teaser for Upcoming Album, To The Power Of Eight – Pre-Order Starts NOW

The world’s most exciting acapella metal masters VAN CANTO return with their energetic and unique Rakkatakka-power and are set to release their highly anticipated, eighth inimitable offering, To The Power Of Eight, on June 4, 2021 via Napalm Records. Prepare for an outstanding vocal offering smashing in with full force! The record marks another milestone in the band’s impressive career and presents VAN CANTO as a coherent entity stronger than ever! With an impressive new teaser, VAN CANTO draw their devotees into a flawless universe and sonic adventure to deliver a glimpse of what can be expected in this multifaceted […]

NORDGEIST unleash second single ‘Зима (Winter)’, taken from the forthcoming album, Frostwinter

Black metal underground stalwarts NORDGEIST have released ‘Зима (Winter)’ as the second single taken from their debut full-length, Frostwinter, which is slated for release on April 23, 2021. Please find album information below. LISTEN to ‘Зима (Winter)’ PRE-ORDER Frostwinter NORDGEIST mastermind T comments: English:“‘Зима (Winter)’ is the first song that I have composed for Frostwinter. Lyrics and music describe the essence and the character of the winter season from my point of view. Winter is depicted in a warlike image as a conquerer, who takes over the world and turns it into a huge ice desert.” Deutsch:“‘Зима (Winter)’ ist als […]

YAUTJA To Release New Album, The Lurch, May 21st Through Relapse Records; ‘Tethered’ Video Now Playing + Pre-orders Available

Nashville trio YAUTJA will make their Relapse Records debut with their highly anticipated new album, The Lurch, set for release May 21st. YAUTJA’s The Lurch amalgamates metal, punk, and noise rock into a ferocious hybrid that has propelled them from the obscurity of the American South onto the international stage. The Lurch was recorded by Scott Evans at Steve Albini’s legendary Electrical Audio studio in Chicago and marks another step forward for the innovative band. YAUTJA comments, “We’ve spent a lot of time working on these songs and after sitting on this recording for a clusterfuck pandemic of a year, […]

Frayle to Release EP, Live At The House Of Wills, April 2

Cleveland Doomgaze Group Blazes Sweltering Cover of Johnny Cash Classic, ‘Ring Of Fire’, During Live Set Recorded at Haunted, Historical Funeral Home Cleveland dark rock band FRAYLE creates gripping, doomy music — at once bleak and beautiful — that is impossible to resist. Undoubtedly one of underground music’s breakthrough bands of 2020, FRAYLE makes “music for the night sky”. The group’s precise merging of doom metal and dream pop strikes the perfect balance between heaving, heavy riffs and haunting vocal melodies. On April 2, FRAYLE will release the new EP, Live At The House Of Wills, featuring two tracks from […]


With their upcoming EP, Til Nord (Eng.: “Northward”), legendary Norwegian folk rockers GÅTE achieve a stunning transformation. The band from Trøndelag, the area surrounding the ancient west coast harbour city of Trondheim, is delivering an emotive, epic collection of tracks revisiting some of their own classics and adding a new track as a taste of great things to come. They are delving even deeper into the musical past of their country, with a contemporary approach. ‘Kjærleik’ (Eng.: “Love”) is the first single from the coming EP. Stream ‘KJÆRLEIK’ GÅTE comments on the first single: “‘Kjærleik’ is a song that urges […]

DORNENREICH release first single ‘In Strömen aus Verwandlung ein flackerloses Licht’ and reveal details of forthcoming new album, Du wilde Liebe sei

DORNENREICH have released the first single taken from their forthcoming album Du wilde Liebe sei (“You Wild Love Be”) which is slated for release on June 11, 2021. The Tyrolean black arcane rockers have also revealed cover art, tracklist, and further details of their ninth studio full-length. Please view all album details below. The single ‘In Strömen aus Verwandlung ein flackerloses Licht’ (“In Streams of Transformation a Never-Flickering Light”) is now available at THIS LOCATION Pre-Order Du wilde Liebe sei HERE DORNENREICH comment: “As you might derive from the title ‘In Strömen aus Verwandlung ein flackerloses Licht’, which translates as […]

INSECT ARK: Psychedelic Doom Duo Unveils Mini- Documentary Celebrating The One-Year Anniversary Of The Vanishing; Record Out Now On Profound Lore

Psychedelic doom duo INSECT ARK, featuring founder Dana Schechter (Swans) and Andy Patterson (ex-SubRosa), recently unveiled a compelling mini documentary celebrating the one-year anniversary of their stunning full-length, The Vanishing. Elaborates Schechter, “I made this eight-minute DIY mini-doc film to mark the one-year birthdate of The Vanishing. This film briefly follows that story: Making the album, touring it, and all the steps in between…a lot of work. Blood and tears. Sleep was lost. Hands got dirty. After just a few days on the road, COVID came knocking and the whole thing fell to pieces. At the time, along with the […]