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NILE Mastermind KARL SANDERS to Release New Solo Album, Saurian Apocalypse

NILE mastermind and multi-instrumentalist KARL SANDERS is thrilled to announce that the subterranean slumber of his Eastern-ambient Saurian series has finally ceased with the impending release of its dark third chapter, Saurian Apocalypse, out July 22, 2022 via Napalm Records. This segment of the hypnotizing saga arrives 13 years after the release of its predecessor, 2009’s Saurian Exorcisms, and nearly 20 after 2004’s equally lauded Saurian Meditation. Emphasized by unique instruments like the baglama saz (Turkish lute), Ancient Egyptian Anubis Sistrum, Dumbek (Middle Eastern goblet drum), glissentar and gongs, the album’s score weaves cinematic auras and deep grooves, accented by […]

TROLLFEST Announce New Album, Flamingo Overlord + Reveal New Single and Video

An official statement from the Department Of The Flamingos: More flamboyant than Elton John, as intense as Slipknot, cooler than Limp Bizkit and boasting dance tunes that would make even ABBA proud —TROLLFEST has it all and more. Catchy, groovy and threatening to have you seeing Flamingos wherever you walk in life, TROLLFEST’s Flamingo Secret Agents will soon be everywhere. TROLLFEST have announced the upcoming release of their ninth full-length studio album, entitled Flamingo Overlord, to be released via Napalm Records on May 27, 2022. In celebration of today’s announcement, TROLLFEST have dropped an outrageous second single, entitled ‘Twenty Miles […]

Swedish Folk Metal Mainstays MÅNEGARM to Release New Album,Ynglingaättens Öde, on April 15, 2022

MÅNEGARM keep the heathen fire alive with vibrant folk and Viking spirit! Swedish folk metal pillars MÅNEGARM have made a name for themselves in the international scene by releasing nine full-length records since their debut, Nordstjärnans tidsålder, back in 1998. Now, the Scandinavian crew takes another stroll through ancient sagas and myths of long forgotten times on the successor of 2019’s chart-topping Fornaldarsagor with their upcoming 10th studio album, Ynglingaättens Öde (EN: the fate of the Ynglinga kin), out April 15, 2022 via Napalm Records. In their multifaceted world of sound, MÅNEGARM incorporate Pagan inspired lyricism based on the old […]

Dark Metal Frontrunners AGATHODAIMON Announce Comeback Album The Seven + Reveal First Single

Nine years after the release of In Darkness, German dark metal frontrunners AGATHODAIMON set the stage for their long-awaited comeback – the bittersweet seventh studio album, The Seven, out March 18, 2022 via Napalm Records. AGATHODAIMON’s exceptional new strike maintains the old-school spirit of its predecessor, but can’t be pigeonholed due to its dynamic and widespread musical styles, evoking a gloomy atmosphere fueled by sharp growls, epic clear vocals and a gripping, exceptional sonic universe. Formed in 1995 and entering the scene with their debut, Blacken The Angel, in 1998, bandleader Sathonys was temporarily forced to put AGATHODAIMON on hold […]

NILE Mastermind KARL SANDERS to Release New SAURIAN Solo Project Music, Signs Worldwide Contract with Napalm Records

Just shortly after announcing the signing of almighty death metal icons NILE to Napalm Records, the premier international rock and metal label is pleased to announce the additional signing of the band’s own mastermind KARL SANDERS’ solo project, with plans to release brand new Saurian music next year. Following the first two SAURIAN project albums – Saurian Meditation (2004) and Saurian Exorcisms (2009) – KARL SANDERS is ready to unleash more musical musings from inside his eclectically influenced mind. To date, each Saurian release has explored unique, original compositions of haunting, primarily Middle Eastern inspired music in a cinematic, ambient […]

Album Review: Untamed Land – Like Creatures Seeking Their Own Forms

A solo project from Akron, OH’s Patrick Hern, UNTAMED LAND was touted as (no word of a lie) “…the worlds very first metal band incorporating the feral sounds of classic, old western cinematics…” when 2018’s Between The Winds came out, and I laughed about it back then. That this outright falsehood is still being used to promote UL has now reached the point of irritation for me. DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA and ARABOT have injected more of an “old western” feeling from time to time into their music, and they’re from Sweden and Norway. That’s to say nothing of ACROSS TUNDRAS […]

Black/Epic Metal Pioneers DARKWOODS MY BETROTHED Release Lyric Video for Intriguing New Single ‘Black Fog And Poison Wind’

The wait is almost over! Black/Epic Metal pioneers DARKWOODS MY BETROTHED cloak the world in a veil of damnation with their third single and final harbinger of doom and destruction ‘Black Fog And Poison Wind’, cut from their striking upcoming album, Angel Of Carnage Unleashed. The Finnish foursome, now featuring Tuomas Holopainen as a full member of the band and Kai Hahto (both Nightwish) as session drummer, delivers this final teaser alongside an intriguing lyric video. The record’s final song, ‘Black Fog And Poison Wind’, offers an appropriate, hard-hitting and thunderous ending to the long-awaited comeback album of the Black […]

Doom Metal Kings CANDLEMASS Announce Select U.S. Tour Dates in 2022

Swedish Grammis award-winning/US Grammy-nominated doom metal legends CANDLEMASS will officially hit American shores in 2022! The band will perform at the SOLD OUT Hell’s Heroes Festival in Houston, TX on April 22, bookended by two other performances featuring support from special guests The Skull and Frayle. See below for all tour dates and grab tickets when the go on sale this Friday, June 25 at 10:00am EDT. Visit for more information and individual venues for tickets. Mats Björkman of CANDLEMASS says: “We are really pleased to finally get back to the US of A. Our fans have been waiting […]

St. Louis Black Metal Duo STORMRULER Reveals Scorching New Track, ‘At The Cliffs Of Azure City’ + New Video

Fast-rising St. Louis, MO, USA based black metal export STORMRULER will release their infernal, fantasy battle-inspired full-length offering, Under The Burning Eclipse, this Friday, May 28 via Napalm Records, and are gracing fans with a special early surprise – a brand new lyric video for the track ‘At The Cliffs Of Azure City’. Combat-ready standout ‘At The Cliffs Of Azure City’ proves exactly why STORMRULER have turned heads in the underground with their grim attack. The track incorporates ruminations of classic heavy metal combined with scorched, war-torn percussion to create a blackened offering for the modern age. STORMRULER says about […]

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 […]