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Cattle Decapitation presents: The Unerasable Past – A Short Film by Wes Benscoter

Shot during summer and fall 2019, this elaborate music video showcases the striking universe of Wes Benscoter’s art in conjunction with the concepts brought into play by CATTLE DECAPITATION in stunning 4K glory. The video is the culmination of a fruitful 18 year long relationship between the band and the world renown artist and is the first ever music video of his vastly expansive career, which includes having worked with such metal mainstays as Slayer, Kreator, Dio, Nile, Autopsy, Broken Hope, among many others. Having worked with him for so many years and being admirers of his 2009 award-winning short […]

Album Review: Angel Witch – Angel Of Light

Talk about an erratic album schedule…ANGEL WITCH should top that list. The last effort from the NWOBHM giants was As Above, So Below back in 2012…7 years ago. Over the last three decades, I’m never exactly sure if these guys are an active band or not, but Angel Of Light definitely declares that ANGEL WITCH is back in the game. My feelings towards this one are conflicted. It is certainly true to the classic ANGEL WITCH style of gloomy and galloping melodic metal that approaches doom, but is not quite there. The band hasn’t thrashed up their style or gone […]

Cirith Ungol launches live video for ‘Join The Legion’ from upcoming live album/DVD, I’m Alive

On October 25th, CIRITH UNGOL will release their new live album/DVD, I’m Alive, via Metal Blade Records. Capturing CIRITH UNGOL at the peak of their darkened, mystical powers before a rapturous crowd at the Up the Hammers festival in Athens, Greece, this recording showcases the magic and might of the band onstage. It’s accompanied by additional performances recorded at the Hammer Of Doom (2017) and Rock Hard Festivals (2018) in Germany. For this monumental release, a special in-depth documentary spanning 2 hours in length was recorded, which includes exclusive interviews about the history and legacy of the band, as told […]

CULT OF LUNA Announces North American Tour With Emma Ruth Rundle And Intronaut

CULT OF LUNA will return to the US for a North American headlining tour early next year. The journey will run from February 25th through March 13th. Support will be provided by Emma Ruth Rundle and Intronaut. See all confirmed dates below. CULT OF LUNA w/ Emma Ruth Rundle, Intronaut:2/25/2020 Trees – Dallas, TX2/26/2020 Come and Take It Live – Austin, TX2/28/2020 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA2/29/2020 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD3/01/2020 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY3/02/2020 Corona – Montreal, QC3/03/2020 Opera House – Toronto, ON3/04/2020 Metro – Chicago, IL3/05/2020 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS3/06/2020 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO3/07/2020 […]

Album Review: Sacred Reich – Awakening

Here’s the long-awaited comeback for classic thrashers SACRED REICH. You knew it was coming, you just didn’t know when. This band sure had their moments (mostly Ignorance and Surf Nicaragua), but they never really broke through to the top tier level many thought they could reach. Their later albums like Heal were downright boring. Awakening features all of the classic SACRED REICH elements you would expect, but much like back in the day, it is just not a blow away record. One thing’s for sure, they don’t overstay their welcome. Awakening is a very brisk 31 minutes and change, consisting […]

Batushka shares new song + video for ‘Wieczernia’

Emerging from the shadows of eastern Poland back in 2015, black metal band BATUSHKA have established themselves as one of the modern era’s most powerful and evocative bands. Harnessing the fire and fury of arcane black metal and channeling it through the reverberant grandeur of ancient rituals of worship, the band’s debut album Litourgiya stood apart from the extreme metal hordes: a monument to originality, depth and dark mysticism that swiftly cast its spell over the metal underground and beyond. The band will release its sophomore album Hospodi through Metal Blade Records on July 12. The album is available for […]